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Aug 23 21:46

QUAKE IN ITALY DEVASTATES SMALL TOWN, MAYOR SAYS "THE TOWN ISN'T HERE ANYMORE"

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ROME -- A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, levelling buildings in several towns as residents slept. The mayor of hard-hit Amatrice says a family of four is trapped under debris without any signs of life and that "The town isn't here anymore."

Aug 23 21:44

There is snow on Pikes Peak!

KUSA - Welcome to August in Colorado.

While highs reached 81 degrees in Denver Tuesday, on Pikes Peak, there was snow.

Aug 23 19:03

The Beloved Orangutan is Being Wiped Out by Corporate Greed

Waking Times

A public statement to the world by International Animal Rescue (IAR) issues the warning that unless effective action is taking to protect their natural habitats, orangutans face worldwide extinction within ten years. Recently, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) officially listed the Bornean orangutan as a critically endangered species as a result of the devastation of Indonesian rainforests, of which a staggering 25% have been leveled in recent decades.

Aug 23 18:56

Pesticide Used to Combat Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes in Florida Linked to Autism

Waking Times Media

Is pesticide spraying to kill mosquitoes causing autism? In the least, the government is spraying larvicides with great impunity in many neighborhoods throughout the U.S. in order to ‘combat Zika’ and other diseases said to be caused by mosquitoes. Little is known of the true ramifications for such hackneyed actions, but one study suggests that in places where mosquito pesticides are sprayed, a 25 percent increase in autism results.

Aug 23 17:03

20% of scientific papers on genes contain gene name conversion errors caused by Excel

According to three scientists, Mark Ziemann, Yotam Eren, and Assam El-Osta, Microsoft Excel has trouble converting gene names. In the scientific article, titled “Gene name errors are widespread in the scientific literature,” article’s abstract section, the scientists explain:

“The spreadsheet software Microsoft Excel, when used with default settings, is known to convert gene names to dates and floating-point numbers. A programmatic scan of leading genomics journals reveals that approximately one-fifth of papers with supplementary Excel gene lists contain erroneous gene name conversions.”

Aug 23 12:13

Back Online: NASA Reestablishes Contact With Sun-Watching Spacecraft

NASA has reestablished contact with its sun-watching Stereo-B spacecraft after communication was lost almost two years ago. It’s one of two spacecraft that over the course of their lifetimes have been viewing the sun from points opposite from Earth.

Aug 23 10:43

Urinary Problems in Parkinson's Disease

YUP! She has Parkinson's or something very similar. If she has that catheter she is really far along with the disease. She will never last 4 years let alone 8. I don't think the country could take it either!

People with PD may have problems holding and or eliminating urine.

Aug 23 10:20

FLINT 2.0? INDIANA RESIDENTS SUDDENLY EVICTED AFTER DECADES OF LEAD, ARSENIC CONTAMINATION

After decades of nearby industrial pollution, residents of the West Calumet Housing Complex in East Chicago, Indiana, were abruptly warned that they must vacate their homes for demolition given hazardous levels of lead and arsenic in the soil.

More than 1,000 residents of the 346-unit public housing complex were told last month by the city of East Chicago that they must find new housing, as the city planned to demolish all dwellings in the complex. Just days before, the city said residents would only have to temporarily relocate based on a US Environmental Protection Agency finding that soil around the complex contained toxic levels of lead and arsenic since at least 2014. Plans to remove the soil dated back to 2012.

"Somebody dropped the ball somewhere," state Sen. Lonnie Randolph of East Chicago told the Associated Press of shock among residents as warnings of toxicity rapidly escalated. "Maybe it was intentional, or maybe by mistake. Maybe it was negligence."

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All city and county officials who allowed this toxic build-up in this area to happen, and to linger, should be tried, convicted, and serve hard time, as a lesson for any city or country official in this country even thinking about ignoring water quality.

Everyone who lived in the affected area should be tested for lead poisoning, and immediately. Through various treatments, you can get rid of lead in the system, but the damage done to young children is irreversible.

Aug 23 10:14

GAZA MAN INVENTS SOLAR POWERED WATER PURIFICATION TANK FOR WAR-TORN TOWN

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has left almost 90 percent of the water supply unfit for people to drink. Fayez al-Hindi has devised a homemade water desalinization setup that is helping to solve the water crisis, though, as some Gaza residents face running out of water in mere months. It runs on solar power and a little ingenuity.

Three years of jets bombing the Gaza strip have left the territory’s water infrastructure extremely unstable. Both reservoirs above ground and below have been damaged, so even when it rains, the water is often contaminated, and made unfit to drink. More than $34 million dollars’ worth of damage has been done to Gaza’s water infrastructure.

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WOW! Talk about ingenuity!! Bravo to this guy for having come up with a simple, elegant solution for creating clean water.

Aug 23 09:42

Big Biotech Looks to Make Third World Into West’s Genetically Modified Bread Basket

By Chris “Kikila” Perrin

GMOs (or Genetically Modified Organisms) — perhaps one of the sacred cow topics of anti-neoliberal, anti-globalization activist discourse, they are as confusingly scientific as vaccines and carry with them just as fervent criticism and defense.

For the most part, some of the suggested benefits of GMOs have fallen flat: Corporate claims that genetically modified crops provide an easy solution to the problem of world hunger have proven to be unsubstantiated, and the only positive results that GM crops tend to produce directly are those related to the wealth/poverty gap. Problematically, the biotech corporations that have created GM crops find refuge in the Global South — or so-called Third World — where corrupt governments appear happy to receive international money in exchange for turning their fields and populations into laboratories...

Aug 23 09:29

Gay people not 'born that way,' sexual orientation not fixed – US study

A cross-discipline study has challenged the belief that human sexuality and gender identity are determined by biology and remain fixed, saying that there is no scientific proof of this. The study cautioned against drastic medical treatment for transgender children.

Aug 23 09:00

DRUG AND DEVICE MAKERS PAY THOUSANDS OF DOCS WITH DISCIPLINARY RECORDS

Pharmaceutical and medical device companies are continuing to pay doctors as promotional speakers and expert advisers even after they’ve been disciplined for serious misconduct, according to an analysis by ProPublica.

One such company is medical device maker Stryker Corp.

In June 2015, New York’s Board for Professional Medical Conduct accused orthopedic surgeon Alexios Apazidis of improperly prescribing pain medications to 28 of his patients. The board fined him $50,000 and placed him on three years’ probation, requiring that a monitor keep an eye on his practice.

Despite this, Stryker paid Apazidis more than $14,000 in consulting fees, plus travel expenses, in the last half of 2015.

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Pharmaceutical and medical device companies are continuing to pay doctors as promotional speakers and expert advisers even after they’ve been disciplined for serious misconduct, according to an analysis by ProPublica.

One such company is medical device maker Stryker Corp.

In June 2015, New York’s Board for Professional Medical Conduct accused orthopedic surgeon Alexios Apazidis of improperly prescribing pain medications to 28 of his patients. The board fined him $50,000 and placed him on three years’ probation, requiring that a monitor keep an eye on his practice.

Despite this, Stryker paid Apazidis more than $14,000 in consulting fees, plus travel expenses, in the last half of 2015.

Stryker also paid another orthopedic surgeon, Mohammad Diab of San Francisco, more than $16,000 for consulting and travel, even though California’s medical board had disciplined him for having a two-year-long inappropriate sexual relationship with a patient, whose two children he also treated. He was suspended from practice for 60 days, required to seek psychological treatment and given seven years’ probation. He is still required to have a third party present while seeing female patients.

Neither Apazidis or Diab returned emails or calls seeking comment.

Aug 23 08:46

Air bubbles trapped in rock 800 MILLION years ago reveal oxygen levels spiked on Earth earlier than thought

It may not smell so fresh, but ancient air trapped in rock salt millions of years ago is revealing what prehistoric Earth’s atmosphere was like.

Researchers believe that pockets of air trapped inside crystals of the humble mineral as they formed may provide new insight into exactly when the conditions came about for life to flourish on the planet.

They claim that the approach provides the first direct measurements of the ancient atmosphere and suggests the oxygen boost which led to an explosion of life in the Cambrian period may have occurred far earlier than previously thought.

Aug 23 08:10

The film Vaxxed could be outlawed in California, if this bill passes

The shocking film Vaxxed (trailer) is drawing audiences all over the country. It details the confessions of a CDC researcher, William Thompson, who states that he and his colleagues buried data in a key study on the MMR vaccine.

In the study, the vaccine was given a free pass, with assurances that it didn’t increase the risk of autism in children—when, in fact, the data showed it did increase that risk.

***The key moments in Vaxxed are audio recordings of CDC researcher Thompson confessing his sins.

But wait. Now we have a bill, AB 1671, up before the California legislature. If it passes, it could make it a crime to screen Vaxxed or even write an article about it.

Those recordings of Thompson could be labeled “undercover,” and “illegal,” and therefore make them the target of AB 1671.

Aug 23 07:31

BEX ALERT - 'Oh my God, there's nothing there!' Jimmy Kimmel jokes Hillary Clinton has no pulse and asks her to open a jar of pickles to prove she's in good health as they mock Trump's 'wacky' strategy 

Clinton stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday to prove she's in good health by opening a jar of pickles

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Turn up the volume when Hillary opens that pickle jar. The "pop" sound of the broken vaccuum is not there, proving the jar has already been opened to make it easier for Hillary to unscrew it!

Aug 23 07:14

WIKILEAKS E-MAILS: HILLARY LOOKED INTO PARKINSON’S DRUG AFTER SUFFERING FROM “DECISION FATIGUE”

In a separate email sent two months later, Hillary received information from her top foreign policy advisor Jacob Sullivan about a drug called Provigil (Modafinil), which is used to treat “excessive sleepiness in patients with Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and multiple sclerosis,” as well as “excessive sleepiness caused by narcolepsy”.

Aug 23 07:05

Get ready for the great American eclipse! Preparations begin for first totality only visible in the US since the country was founded in 1776

It will be the first total eclipse visible only in the USA since the country was founded in 1776.
Billed as 'the biggest and best solar eclipse in American history', it will not arrive for a year - but organisers say already thousands of places have been reserved to watch the 'Great American Eclipse'.

Aug 23 06:52

Glyphosate causing cancer, claims mass lawsuits

Roundup weed-killer and others that contain glyphosate comprise the most widely used herbicides in the world. However, the World Health Organization has been referring to glyphosate as a “probable human carcinogen” since 2015.

Recent testing has found that this toxic chemical was present in the urine of a staggering 93 percent of persons tested. Children have the highest levels of glyphosate, and higher amounts are generally found in agricultural areas like the Midwest and Western United States.

Aug 23 06:48

Brazil Health Officials: Zika Virus Is NOT Responsible For Rise In Birth Defects, It’s Something Else

The virus may be linked to the birth defect called microcephaly, but while Zika has been spreading at extremely high rates throughout Brazil, microcephaly has not.

“We suspect that something more than Zika virus is causing the high intensity and severity of cases,”explains Dr. Fatima Marinho, Director of Information and Health Analysis at Brazil’s Ministry of Health.

Here are some facts you should know:

Aug 23 05:30

Cornell University student exposes his own university’s pro-GMO corruption in shocking open letter

My name is Robert, and I am a Cornell University undergraduate student. However, I’m not sure if I want to be one any more. Allow me to explain.

Aug 22 20:29

2,500 Native Americans Successfully Block Oil Pipeline Construction — State of Emergency Declared

Waking Times Media

Last week, a few dozen Native Americans showed up to protest the $3.8 billion, 1,172-mile-long pipeline that would cross right through their sacred land. As word spread, however, the few dozen turned into more than 2,500 native Americans. Because of the large turnout, a brief victory ensued for the people after the developers of the four-state oil pipeline agreed to halt construction until after a federal hearing in the coming week.

Aug 22 18:39

Chinese Scientists Study Viability Of Manned Radar Station On The Moon

China has commissioned a group of scientists to study the feasibility of building a manned radar station on the moon, but many experts on the mainland have questioned the potentially massive cost of the project and the usefulness of building such a base.

The government project was launched earlier this year and received kick-start funding of 16 million yuan (HK$18.7 million) from the National Natural Science Foundation of China, according to its website.

Aug 22 15:21

Gaza Man Invents Solar Powered Water Purification Tank for War-Torn Town

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has left almost 90 percent of the water supply unfit for people to drink. Fayez al-Hindi has devised a homemade water desalinization setup that is helping to solve the water crisis, though, as some Gaza residents face running out of water in mere months. It runs on solar power and a little ingenuity. Three years of jets bombing the Gaza strip have left the territory’s water infrastructure extremely unstable. Both reservoirs above ground and below have been damaged, so even when it rains, the water is often contaminated, and made unfit to drink. More than $34 million dollars’ worth of damage has been done to Gaza’s water infrastructure.

Aug 22 13:52

Zika And Microcephaly – Someone Got Their Dates Mixed Up

After reading numerous reports regarding the Zika virus circulating in the mainstream and alternative media, the question must be asked, “Why is everyone clambering to blame Zika for the cases of Microcephaly that have been occurring?” Before making such a knee-jerk reaction, a number of facts must first be considered. The first…

Aug 22 09:35

40 Amazing Health Benefits Of Lavender Essential Oil

There is an oft-told story that highlights just one of the profound healing benefits of lavender essential oil. In 1910 French chemist and scholar René-Maurice Gattefossé burnt his hand during an experiment. He thrust his hand into the nearest vat of liquid but it was lavender oil...Later he helped WW1 soldiers...

Anti-anxiety, antidepressant, insomnia...

Aug 22 09:31

Pesticides sprayed to fight Zika may be more harmful than Zika

The number of Zika cases spread by mosquito bites in Florida has risen to 25, and with the number expected to rise further, airplanes have been flying over Miami spraying naled, a neurotoxic insecticide which kills adult mosquitoes. Some scientists are warning that naled may be more dangerous than the Zika virus itself.

Aug 22 09:29

Sexist Cannabis: Marijuana Relieves Pain For Men, Not Women – Study

Women don’t experience the same pain relief from Marijuana as men, a new study stipulates.

Animal studies have previously indicated that males and females may feel the effects of marijuana in different ways, and now the first study into the differing pain-relief the drug has on human male and female recreational smokers, has found that men do, in fact, receive greater relief than women.

Aug 22 08:49

Study: Women Who Surround Themselves With Nature Live Longer

By Amanda Froelich

Researchers have already confirmed that spending time in nature reduces stress and that living near trees is beneficial for your health and wallet. Now, a new study concludes that women who surround themselves with vegetation are likely to live longer lives.

The study, published in Environmental Health Perspectives, was conducted by researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital...

Aug 22 08:22

SECRET SERVICE AGENT Says Hillary Has Parkinson’s Disease…Has Trouble Walking…Flashing Lights, Strobes Cause Seizures

“When in public, Hillary smiles and acts graciously,” Kessler explains. “As soon as the cameras are gone, her angry personality, nastiness, and imperiousness become evident.”
He adds: “Hillary Clinton can make Richard Nixon look like Mahatma Gandhi.”

Hillary’s horrible treatment of her Secret Service detail is now coming back to bite her, as agents are eager to tell the truth about her poor health and how they’ve been working to keep it a secret for quite some time.

It turns out that the Secret Service is the source of leaks on Hillary’s rapidly deteriorating health.

Aug 22 07:02

2,500 Native Americans Successfully Block Oil Pipeline Construction — State of Emergency Declared

Last week, a few dozen Native Americans showed up to protest the $3.8 billion, 1,172-mile-long pipeline that would cross right through their sacred land. As word spread, however, the few dozen turned into more than 2,500 native Americans. Because of the large turnout, a brief victory ensued for the people after the developers of the four-state oil pipeline agreed to halt construction until after a federal hearing in the coming week.

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Aug 22 06:59

Home Office backed secret drug trials on ‘irritable & restless’ children

Home Office employees approved plans to carry out experimental drug trials on children at two schools for disruptive teenagers in the 1960s, newly-declassified documents reveal.

Government psychiatrists gave the green light to testing new behavior-modifying drugs on boys at Richmond Hill Approved School in North Yorkshire and girls at Springhead Park Approved School in Rothwell, near Leeds.

The boys, aged 15 and above, were given an anticonvulsant drug in a bid to control their behavior.

Aug 22 06:36

Scott Adams: Is It My Imagination, or Is Hillary Nowhere to Be Seen?

Scott Adams began this Periscope broadcast by asking, “Is it my imagination, or is Hillary nowhere to be seen?” Then, he asked for a [virtual] show of hands from the Periscope participants who too feel that Trump seems to be running unopposed as Scott has been predicting since last year. There were many responses in agreement. Were there too many?

This is the only time that the Periscope comments do not show in the playback. Was that glitch?

In this broadcast, Scott talks about:

- Trump possibly temporarily declaring U.S. post offices as Mexican embassies and offering illegal Mexican immigrants the opportunity to officially apply to reenter the country legally (or for deportation)

- Because of the internet, Trump will be the first direct-democracy president

- Hillary Clinton’s health

- Media jumping the shark over Trump’s regret speech

- The public’s fear of answering polls honestly

Aug 21 22:55

Athens presses German reparations bid

Alternate Foreign Minister Nikos Xydakis emphasized over the weekend that Athens will push its demands for wartime reparations from Germany, despite the insistence by Berlin that the matter has been resolved, noting that the issue is primarily a moral one for the Greek government.

Aug 21 20:27

The REAL M1 Abrams! Chapter 1: Overview

Works against 3rd world army's with 1950's tech. Against the big boys....not so good!

Uploaded on Dec 5, 2009
The M1 Abrams MBT is by far the most overrated tank of all time.

It's the world's most expensive and cumbersome tank, it costs more than any of it's contemporaries, and yet it's compat results fall well short of it's predecessors and contemporaries.

Yet, it's the most popular tank ever built.

This series will reveal the truth behind one of the worst tanks ever built. Namely, what it can and can't do (there's a LOT more of the latter), how and why it became what it is, how it compares to the other tanks out there, and more.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ePvNlfrxfw

Aug 21 19:55

Government Advises Airlines to Spray Pesticides on Passengers

Waking Times

Have you ever felt sick after flying, only to assume it’s jetlag or a virus you picked up from another passenger? Well, think again! You might have been exposed to an insecticide, pesticides or other toxic chemicals – deliberately used by airline staff.

Aug 21 19:54

Colin Powell Says Hillary Clinton's 'People Have Been Trying to Pin' Email Scandal on Him

Hillary Clinton's email scandal continues.

On Friday, the New York Times reported that Clinton told FBI officials former Secretary of State Colin Powell had advised her to use a personal email account while she held the Secretary of State office herself.

"Her people have been trying to pin it on me," Powell, 79, told PEOPLE Saturday night at the Apollo in the Hamptons 2016 Night of Legends fête in East Hampton, New York.

Aug 21 19:48

Cop Shoots and Kills Unarmed Deaf, Mute Man as He Tries to Communicate Using Sign Language

Charlotte, NC — A community and family is mourning the loss of Daniel Kevin Harris, whose life was taken this week by a State Trooper who apparently fears sign language. Harris, who is deaf and mute, was gunned down in front of his house.

Aug 21 19:45

Uncontacted Tribes Facing Extinction in Massive Amazonian Forest Fires

Waking Times

Already facing extinction from illegal logging, deforestation, the invasion of oil companies and colonization, uncontacted members of the Awá tribe living for centuries on the edge Brazil’s Amazon are now facing another serious threat to their survival as uncontrollable forest fires devour thousands of acres of pre-Amazon forest in their area.

Aug 21 17:36

Government Tried To Stop This Family From Growing Food On Their Lawn And This Happened

Are Americans losing their right to grow their own food peacefully on private property? Check out this video where these happy-go-lucky homeowners-turned-vegetable-farmers explain how their city threatened to fine them $500 per day if they didn’t uproot their well-manicured, fruitful garden of goodies. While it would have been easy to cower under the pressure of the civic strong-arming, the couple realized that they weren’t just fighting to keep their own garden; they were fighting for everybody’s right to grow their own food.

Aug 21 16:27

One in Five Manufacturers in NY Cutting Jobs Due to Obamacare

One in five manufacturers in New York said they were reducing the number of their employees due to Obamacare, according to a survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Aug 21 16:04

The walking dead: Obamacare

Nearly every promise Obama made about Obamacare has turned out to be a flat-out lie. Both Congress and the courts have failed to stop the monster. Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has already promised to feed the beast, should she win in November. As voters, we have the weapons at our disposal to dispatch it once and for all. It’s up to us, kids. Kill Obamacare, or we’ll all be either walking or dead.

Aug 21 11:03

Beware The Academic Zika Virus

By now just about everyone has heard of the zika virus, transmitted by mosquitos, which is said to cause brain damage in children. As worrisome as this is, an even bigger brain damage threat to young people is what I call the academic zika virus, transmitted by left-wing, politically-correct “educators.” There are exceptions, but undergraduate education in America has become one big socialist indoctrination academy that fills students’ heads with cultural Marxist myths, superstitions, and falsehoods while inculcating an infantile culture that teaches students to run crying to “safe rooms” if a dissenting voice should somehow appear on campus. All of this can be yours for a mere 50 grand a year at many universities.

Aug 21 10:56

Sheriff Glenn Palmer makes his own rules in Grant County

The Oregonian is going after this Sheriff because he supports the 2nd Amendment and the Constitution in general,but mainly because they see him as friendly to freedom! The Oregonian is absolutely the dregs. As biased as Huff and Puffpo!

Over 16 years, Palmer has used his position in ways big and small to further a personal agenda – from allowing his own needs to trump emergencies to directing his patrol staff to ignore violations of laws governing private gun sales. He has drawn a fervent following by repeatedly challenging federal authority over forestlands.

Aug 21 09:28

Mainstream Media Stops Covering Louisiana Floods as it Wasn’t Divisive Enough — No One to Blame

By Matt Agorist

Last week, Louisianians were hit with what meteorologists dubbed a ‘1,000-year’ flood. Tragic displays of people losing their homes, death tolls, images of destruction, and general chaos dominated mainstream media. However, when the rain stopped — so did the media’s coverage.

Prior to the media descending into the Cajun heartland to catch drive-by scenes of death and destruction, they were here to stoke further divide after three officers were tragically gunned down. Before that, the mainstream media were here stoking divide, using the tragic killing of Alton Sterling by Baton Rouge cops as their fodder...

Aug 21 09:09

Long as You Buy, Big Food Doesn't Care If You Live or Die

We've seen the warnings about mercury in tuna, wood pulp in Parmesan cheese, ground beef treated with ammonia to retard E. coli. These are examples of how the media exposes some of the dangerous and deceptive practices of Big Food. The problem is, the public assumes corrective measures will be taken once an issue is exposed - and that's just fine with Big Food. Truth is, too often nothing changes. That means an uninformed customer is their best customer.

Aug 21 09:08

“Monsanto Losing Millions As Farmers In India Rebel & Plant Indigenous Cotton Seed”

“Monsanto is losing millions on failed GM cotton. The company illegally pushed a form of Bt cotton into India and Africa more than a decade ago, but farmers are now pushing back by planting their own indigenous seed… The Indian government is now actively promoting the use of indigenous seed, and has called Monsanto out for profiteering illegally on Bt cotton seed.

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Plus, the Bt cotton proved less resistant to variations in water supply than the natural variety, leading to massive failed crops, repossessed farms, and an epidemic of suicides of farmers who lost everything as a result.

Aug 21 08:53

OFFICIALS CHARGED WITH POISONING FLINT WATER MAY AVOID PROSECUTION BECAUSE OF LEGAL LOOPHOLE

The prosecution of current and former state of Michigan employees for their role in Flint’s lead-contaminated water crisis likely will face an early test over whether one of the most serious charges can even be levied against the middle- and lower-level government officials.
All eight workers charged so far, five from the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and three with the Department of Health and Human Services, face a misconduct in office charge — a felony that can carry a five-year prison term. The cases are in the early stages of prosecution.

But there is no statute clearly defining official misconduct. Rather, it is a common law offense based on judicial decisions and a doctrine whose origins trace back centuries to England.

The Michigan Supreme Court has ruled that misconduct in office applies only to “public officers,” not all government workers.

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Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!!

Aug 21 08:50

ONE OF THE WORST PHARMACEUTICAL DISASTERS IN HISTORY IS STILL RELEVANT TODAY

One of the worst drug disasters in history is unfolding right before our eyes.

DES (diethylstilbestrol) is a synthetic estrogen that was given to pregnant women from 1940 through the early 1970s. DES was touted as a “wonder drug” that would prevent miscarriage and morning sickness. It was only after millions of women and fetuses were exposed to DES that it was recognized that DES was causing deadly cancers in both the women who took it and the children exposed to it in-utero. According to The Wonder Drug Movie, a documentary about DES:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please remember: when a doctor is propagandized that something is great for their patients, and most probably will cause no irrevocable harm, they are brainwashed into believing it, because of their background, and only know about that drug from the circulars handed to them by very attractive pharmaceutical representatives.

Pharmaceutical companies are generally headed by people whose conscience has been surgically removed, and where the watchwords are "Profits Uber Alles."

So when you see an advert on TV about some product, but then hear the horrific potential side effects, usually at the end of the commercial, ask yourself; where will this product be in 20 years?!?

Aug 21 08:23

One Of The Worst Pharmaceutical Disasters In History Is Still Relevant Today

DES (diethylstilbestrol) is a synthetic estrogen that was given to pregnant women from 1940 through the early 1970s. DES was touted as a “wonder drug” that would prevent miscarriage and morning sickness. It was only after millions of women and fetuses were exposed to DES that it was recognized that DES was causing deadly cancers in both the women who took it and the children exposed to it in-utero.

Aug 21 08:00

Kremlin Presses Turkey for Access to NATO's Incirlik Air Base, Home to US Nukes

ROTFWLMFAO! Sorry! Couldn't help it!

Russian officials have reached out to Ankara to request access to the American-built base as a convenient launch pad for airstrikes in the Syrian theater, but it remains to be seen whether such cooperation will roil NATO’s feathers.

Aug 20 20:15

Monsanto’s Illegal Poison Kills Neighbors’ Crops *SHOCK UPDATE* The EPA Does Nothing

Monsanto’s Illegal Poison Kills Neighbors’ Crops *SHOCK UPDATE* The EPA Does Nothing

August 20, 2016
HealthBlog
Now that glyphosate has been denounced by the World Health Organization, there’s a new spray in town from our friendly neighborhood purveyor of poison, Monsanto. It hasn’t yet been approved, but given the history of blatant collusion between Monsanto and the government, there’s little doubt that it will be.

But there’s a bit of a catch: even though dicamba, the newest toxic ingredient in the Monsanto line-up, hasn’t actually been approved for this use by the EPA, it is already being widely used on genetically modified crops…And the illegal spray is killing the crops of neighboring farmers

Aug 20 11:58

Dakota Access Pipeline Temporarily Halted In Response To Protests

By Derrick Broze

On Thursday construction of the controversial Dakota Access pipeline was temporarily halted near the Standing Sioux Reservation.

Cannonball, North Dakota – After two weeks of protests and arrests at the site of construction of the Dakota Access pipeline, local law enforcement announced that the pipeline would be temporarily put on hold. In a press conference on Thursday, Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirschmeier explained that the decision was related to safety concerns...

Aug 20 10:23

Leprosy Cases Triple in FL - No, It Isn't Armadillos

Leprosy cases triple and, no, as I said, this isn't the result of Armadillos or Global Warming! Armadillos have been around a LONG time probably thousands of years yet, after the refugee and illegal resettlement in Florida increases lo and behold we have Leprosy cases increasing triple.

Aug 20 10:05

THIS DEVASTATING PHOTO PROVES HILLARY CLINTON'S CRIPPLING HEALTH CONDITION

Aug 20 09:21

What have they done to Ryan Bundy?

Ryan Bundy is being tortured. Multnomah County jail is notorious for dead and injured inmates!

Ryan Bundy is in Solitary Confinement until after his trial. This means that he will have limited opportunities to prepare for defending his freedom. How did this happen?

The FBI agents are already under investigation for lying during that incident. They claimed that they did not fire their weapons. However, it has been shown that there were two bullet casings that were illegally removed from the scene. All of OSP’s shots have been accounted for, therefore the shots seem to have come from the FBI.

Bundy has maintained that he does not give permission to State or Federal authorities to remove the evidence from his arm. He has said that he is willing to have it removed, however, he has certain conditions under which he will agree, including having an independent forensic analysis done. The Federal authorities refuse these terms.

Aug 20 08:49

WHO MANUAL DIRECTING "AUTHORITIES" ON HOW TO RESPOND TO VACCINE DENIERS IN PUBLIC

The endlessly increasing vaccine push on the public, at the behest of pharmaceutical companies, can be looked at as nothing more than a psychological operation (PSYOP). From the European Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) comes the 2016 "Best Practice Guidance 1st Edition: How to Respond to Vocal Vaccine Deniers in Public". From this guide parents and communities will understand how to see through the simplistic messaging maneuvers and counter the ongoing public PSYOP. The WHO's guiding document opens on page one with the following statement:

"This guidance document provides basic broad principles for a spokesperson of any health authority on how to respond to vocal vaccine deniers.The suggestions are based on psychological research on persuasion, on research in public health, communication studies and on WHO risk
communication guidelines."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am no science denier, or anti-vaxxer; having said that, however, I have found some very effective ways of enhancing my wellness which do not involve conventional medical treatment.

Trust me; I would never be a Christian Scientist with appendicitis; but understanding something about nutrition and wellness has kept me in reasonably good shape, at 67, which is a real gift at this age.

I would encourage all of our readers to do the due dilligence, and educate themselves about the power of nutrition to augment health.

When I have friends locally who have just had a really lousy health diagnosis, I encourage them to have a nutritional consult at a medical center under 7th-Day Adventist management.

As ovolacto-vegetarians, these people have health statistics that are, generally, off the chart, in terms of great health outcomes. They have learned to use food as a weapon against disease, and they have my complete and utter respect for having done so.

Aug 20 08:28

State Forcing Flood Victims to Obtain Permits Before Fixing their Homes

By Claire Bernish

Residents in South Bend, Indiana, dealing with several feet of flooding following a record-decimating rainfall now also have to deal with costly and time-consuming government red tape in order to rebuild homes and businesses — making them hapless victims of both nature and the State.

Before Hoosiers can pick up the pieces by reconstructing their property, the City of South Bend is forcing them to also pick up a building permit...

Aug 20 08:25

PORTLAND BANS ANTI-CLIMATE CHANGE MATERIALS IN SCHOOLS

The Portland Public School Board voted earlier this year to ban any classroom materials, including textbooks and other material purchased by the district, that cast doubt on the existence of climate change.

This new rule was passed unanimously by the board’s members, who agreed with testimony from Bill Bigelow, a former Portland teacher, when he said,

“We don’t want kids in Portland learning material courtesy of the fossil fuel industry.”

Materials that present climate change as a theory rather than as a fact will no longer be used and, going forward, they will not be purchased by the district for students. Additionally, materials must make it clear that human activity is responsible for the rapid climate change occurring on our planet. The resolution also calls for the superintendent and staff to develop an education plan for teaching students about climate justice.

A student of Lincoln High School, Gaby Lemieux, said in testimony at the hearing,

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yes, I understand that we have to mandate the companies which produce fossil fuel to become as environmentally friendly as possible.

But we cannot stop there; the US government has got to send one little slice of the money it spends on its wars of conquest to control fossil fuel resources to create truly usable alternative energy; the kind of energy which can power a tank, or fly a plane.

That would be both logical and intelligent.

But the people desirous of banning books which don't spew the codswallop of human caused global warming are missing one critical fact; how hot, or how cold, the earth gets is primarily dependent on the sun, and it's cycles.

The predictions for winter 2016-2017 from the Old Farmer's Almanac (which has an annoying reputation for being generally correct), are as follows.

Get ready for a shift from last year! For the winter of 2016–2017, we expect temperatures to be much colder than last winter but still above normal. Winter 2017 will also feature below-normal snowfall overall; the snowy exception is the northern tier of the U.S., which can expect to be blanketed in white. Winter will be colder in much of the eastern two-thirds of the nation. Exceptions will be in a swatch from North Dakota to Maine, which will have below-normal temperatures. Most of the Pacific states will have below-normal temperatures, with above-normal temperatures in the Intermountain region and Desert Southwest. Snowfall will be above normal from southern New England and western New York southward through the Appalachians, but not in northern New England. Snowfall with also be above what’s typical from eastern Minnesota to the UP (Upper Peninsula) of Michigan and southward to St. Louis, Missouri; and from central North Dakota westward to the Pacific. We expect below-normal snowfall in most other places that normally receive snow. Precipitation will be below normal across most of the southern two-thirds of the nation. However, precipitation will be above normal in the North, with the primary exceptions being above-normal rainfall in northern California, southern Oregon, portions of the western Lower Lakes region, and Florida. With rainfall below normal in most of California, the drought there will continue. In Canada, brace for more snow and colder-than-average temperatures throughout most parts of the country. The exceptions to the winter of white will be Manitoba, portions of Saskatchewan, and northern sections across the land. While snowfall will generally be below normal in these areas, temperatures will remain chilly

Frankly, with an 80% success rate in their predictions over the last 225 years, I would more likely place my bets on this than ANYTHING the "Warmistas" have to say.

Aug 19 15:56

Sex Workers Will Suffer ‘Disastrous’ Outcome Of Health Service Cuts, Medical Experts Warn

Sex workers face a greater risk of violence and poor health as a result of Tory cuts to the National Health Service (NHS), an editorial in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) has warned.

Aug 19 15:05

WHO Manual Directing "Authorities" on How to Respond to Vaccine Deniers in Public

The endlessly increasing vaccine push on the public, at the behest of pharmaceutical companies, can be looked at as nothing more than a psychological operation (PSYOP). From the European Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) comes the 2016 "Best Practice Guidance 1st Edition: How to Respond to Vocal Vaccine Deniers in Public". From this guide parents and communities will understand how to see through the simplistic messaging maneuvers and counter the ongoing public PSYOP.

Aug 19 14:56

Zika Virus Can 'Wreak Havoc' On Adult’s Memory – Study

Much of the focus around the mosquito-borne Zika virus has been on pregnant women and brain abnormalities in fetuses, but now scientists think some adult brain cells could be vulnerable too. Infections may even be as destructive as Alzheimer’s disease.

Aug 19 14:45

Light Promotes Regeneration and Functional Recovery and Alters the Immune Response After Spinal Cord Injury

Mid-infrared light treatment of spinal cord injury in rats (I dislike animal experiments, but if they have been done, some good might as well come out of them). Axonal growth (Axons are the long threadlike part of a nerve cell along which impulses are conducted from the cell body to other cells) and function were restored in large part. "..returned aspects of function to baseline levels and significantly suppressed immune cell activation.." Thor laser used to have an article which said that if they could have gotten to Christopher Reeve within 24 hours of his injury, they could have had him on his feet again. But it was removed, no doubt due to pressure from Big Pharma / the FDA. Axons, when coated with myelin, a protein, are called "nerve fibers".

Aug 19 14:36

"Socrates" Interviews Stuart Hameroff on Consciousness Theory (Singularity Weblog)

Thought-provoking interview on what consciousness is and how it is effected. Hameroff is an anesthesiologist, Professor at Arizona U, and co-author of the Objective Reduction theory of consciousness, which posits that it occurs in microtubules and other structural building blocks of the cytoskeleton (cell skeleton). Interestingly enough, the method of action of inhalation anesthetics is unknown, however, some slime molds have a motile phase, and when treated with such anesthetics, they seem to become anesthetized. Hameroff and colleagues developed instrumentation to stimulate microtubule ordering in the brain using ultrasound (based on studies of stimulation of individual microtubules with nanoamp AC electricity), which produces a brightening of mood and increased cognitive function. The OR model of consciousness is hotly contentious among scientists.

Aug 19 14:17

Possibility of Experimental Study of Properties of Time

Dr. Nikolai A. Kozyrev was a renowned astrophysicist, falsely accused of treason in Soviet Russia and imprisoned in the Gulag for 13 years. When he was released, he decided to do something new - a study of the properties of time, using instruments (gyroscopes, pendulums, etc.) on the bench. It was published in January 1967. The US DOD felt it was important enough to translate and publish it. He characterizes time as a field of energy, and ends the paper with a call for continued research so it can be made to do work. Kozyrev and colleagues developed instruments that interact with time. Very provocative and fascinating.

Aug 19 13:36

Closing Manus Island’s Detention Centre: The Search For Alternative Cruelties

It all goes back to April, when the Papua New Guinea Supreme Court found the Manus Island detention facility, ostensibly directed and run by the Australian government, in breach of the PNG Constitution.

Aug 19 11:35

Japan Tries Radiation-Free, Pesticide-Free Vertical Farming With LED Lights

What do you think of vertical farming? Can it supplement feeding the world? What about farming with LED lights? When you hear this – you might rethink farming forever. A large, global lighting company, Philips Lighting, has just announced results from trials of crops that were grown completely…

Aug 19 10:05

HAARP OPEN HOUSE + BBQ AUGUST 27, 2016

Are you prepared to have your HAARP burgers and hotdogs cooked to perfection?

Aug 19 09:53

6 Weird Things About Zika That Don’t Add Up

Anyone who is a regular reader knows that if there is a scary pandemic out there we should be worried about, I'm the head engineer on the worry train.

There are many viruses that would wreak terrifying havoc if it were to spread, and since the beginning of this, I haven't been convinced that Zika is one of them. The "cure" as officials race to "stop Zika" - that, I'm worried about. Predictions are that soon 1 in 4 Puerto Ricans will contract the virus. But is it really that big of a deal?

Here are six reasons why I ask that question.

Aug 19 09:53

As Feds Claim Cannabis Has “No Medicinal Use” FDA Approving Horse Tranquilizer for Depression

By Claire Bernish

Glaring evidence of the government’s drug war hypocrisy in the name of profit emerged Tuesday, with the announcement by Janssen Pharmaceuticals that the FDA placed ketamine on the fast track for approval to treat major depression.

Ketamine, also called escatimine — which has a reputation behind the scenes as a party drug, known as ‘Special K,’ for its sedative and sometimes hallucinatory effects — is currently most widely employed as a veterinary tranquilizer, though the Food and Drug Administration first approved human use in 1970...

Aug 19 08:43

Why This Food Bank Is Turning Away All Junk Food

By Chris “Kikila” Perrin

Feeding people isn’t always just about calories. To one Washington, D.C., food bank, at least, a calorie isn’t always a calorie, and some can do more harm than good. Starting September 1 of this year, the Capital Area Food Bank will no longer be accepting donated junk food. The move is all part of an effort to help provide the more than half-million people dependent on the Bank’s services with more than just a belly-full of empty calories, but to provide them with nutritious core foods...

Aug 19 08:27

United Nations Admits to Accidentally Releasing Cholera in Haiti, Killing 10,000 People

By Derrick Broze

Nearly six years after a cholera epidemic killed thousands of Haitians, the United Nations secretary general has confessed that U.N. peacekeepers likely caused the illness to spread. The admission of guilt comes after a report prepared by Philip Alston, a human rights lawyer and U.N. special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, was leaked to the NY Times...

Aug 19 08:12

U.S. Court Upholds United Nations’ Immunity in Cholera Suit

A United States federal appeals panel has upheld that the United Nations cannot be sued in American courts, dealing a setback in a class-action lawsuit brought on behalf of thousands of cholera victims in Haiti.

The ruling by the three-judge panel in New York was released on Thursday, a day after a spokesman for Secretary General Ban Ki-moon acknowledged for the first time that the United Nations played a role in the outbreak, which killed thousands of people.

In the decision for the panel, Judge José A. Cabranes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit wrote that the United Nations did not lose its legal immunity even if it failed to give the plaintiffs a chance to seek a settlement, as required by an international convention.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: once again, the Haitian people have been thrown under the proverbial bus of UN despotism. And how the hell did this outbreak happen, after having eradicated this disease for 100 years? Read this, and weep:

Haiti's Cholera Outbreak Tied To Nepalese U.N. Peacekeepers

And you can be quite sure that these “significant new set of U.N. actions” will be of cold comfort to those already dead here from this outbreak.

Aug 19 07:41

Autism, brain and CNS disorders overwhelmingly linked to people in close proximity to pesticide spraying

Expecting mothers residing near the application of organophosphates had a 60 percent higher risk of their baby developing autism. The risk was even higher for babies exposed during the third-trimester, and for second-trimester exposure to chlorpyrifos.

"Organophosphates are a group of chemicals that have many domestic and industrial uses, though they are most commonly used as Insecticides and are responsible for a number of poisonings," according to Toxipedia.

"The main mechanism is blocking the enzyme acetylcholinesterase causing nervous and respiratory damages that result in the insects death, but they are also hazardous to humans. "

Organophosphates are the most commonly used pesticides in the United States, making up 70 percent of pesticide applications.

Aug 19 07:25

Near Eradicated Disease Strikes Back: TB Outbreak in Swedish Refugee Centers

The number of reported cases of the dreaded lung disease tuberculosis is increasing rapidly in Sweden. Whereas the unparalleled influx of refugees is the main reason to blame for the outbreak, additionally many former Swedish patients have fallen ill again.

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Aug 19 07:23

Doctor claims he is 'gravely concerned' for Clinton's health following 'seizure' storm

Dr. Drew Pinsky, who hosts his own popular TV show in the US, said there he had genuine doubts about the health of the woman who hopes to become the next president.

During a radio interview on Tuesday, the doctor, who brands himself as 'America's most trusted physician' said he was left feeling "very concerned" about the former Secretary of State.

Aug 19 07:18

IT’S TIME TO ABOLISH THE DEA AND AMERICA’S “WAR ON DRUGS” GULAG

It’s difficult to pick the most destructive of America’s many senseless, futile and tragically needless wars, but the “War on Drugs” is near the top of the list.Prohibition of mind-altering substances has not just failed–it has failed spectacularly, and generated extremely destructive and counterproductive consequences.

What was the result of the Prohibition of alcohol in the 1920s? Prohibition instantly criminalized 40+% of the adult populace and created hugely profitable criminal organizations.

What was the result of the “War on Drugs”? This modern-day Prohibition instantly criminalized large swaths of the adult populace and created hugely profitable criminal organizations.

If you want to increase drug use, criminalize innocent citizens and spawn gargantuan criminal organizations, then by all means declare “war” via Prohibition. The results of Prohibition/War on Drugs are so visibly perverse and so destructive that the entire enterprise is sickeningly Orwellian.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's all about the money made from selling the drugs, and laundering the money made by the drug cartels.

This is one of the most important reason to defeat Hillary Clinton this November, as she is part of America's "Narcocracy", and the Bush, Cheney, and and Clinton families are dynastic members of an elite crime syndicate.

And if that comes as kind of a shock to you, please feel free to read the following:

The Crimes of Mena

The Mena Arkansas
Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Drug Connection

THE BUSH-CHENEY DRUG EMPIRE

And no less prominent a financial institution than HSBC was prosecuted
for laundering drug money.

‘Acts of terror’: HSBC faces lawsuit over laundering of Mexican drug money

And where was FBI Director Comey working while all this was going on?!?

Comey Oversaw Drug Cartel Money Laundering Operations As a Top Executive At HSBC Bank

The way that all this information dovetails demonstrates, painfully clearly, that the biggest "pusher" of drugs in this country...IS THE COUNTRY OF THE United States of America.

Aug 19 07:14

Dr. Drew 'gravely concerned' about Clinton's '1950s-level' medical care

Famed TV doctor and board-certified internist, Dr. Drew Pinsky, appeared on KABC's McIntyre in the Morning radio show to discuss Clinton's medical records. As he and another doctor pored over the records their findings left room for "concern."

"Both of us concluded that if we were providing the care she was receiving, we would be ashamed to show up in a doctor's' lounge," Drew told the show's hosts. "We would be laughed out. She's receiving sort of 1950s-level care by our evaluation."

Aug 19 07:05

Majority of parents do NOT support HPV vaccine: 4 in 5 adults think compulsory jab for all 12-year-olds is a 'bad idea' - unless they can opt out

Last month the American Cancer Society updated its official guidelines to recommend that all children be immunized, regardless of gender.

It means boys and girls aged between 11 and 12 should start receiving the three-shot jab to protect against human papilloma virus (HPV), which can cause various cancers.

But fewer than one in five parents (21 per cent) agreed that laws requiring HPV vaccination for school entry are a 'good idea', according to research by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Support increased to nearly 60 per cent if out-out provisions were included.

Aug 18 18:11

HILLARY appears to FAINT again - She HAS a Serious BRAIN injury

Aug 18 18:10

FLASHBACK - HILLARY CLINTON FAINTS AND SUFFERS CONCUSSION VIDEO

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And note how Hillary's people move to block the cell phone videos!

Aug 18 17:07

City may reallocate $6M to fight Zika virus; spraying residents from the air more frequently; intensifying ground efforts

KEY WEST, Flor. (INTELLIHUB) — Officials in the city are divided whether or not to divert $6 million in funding that was already appropriated to be spent on city housing and parking projects to aid in the fight against the Zika virus, according to a local radio program which aired Thursday.

Aug 18 16:00

New Evidence Lost Civilizations Really Existed

What Natawidjaja discovered at Gunung Padang was astounding. The hill was actually not a natural hill but a 300-ft high step-pyramid. And what’s even more controversial is that the structure was much older than anyone imagined. Natawidjaja radiocarbon dated the terrace structures at around 500 to 1,500 BC, similar to previous estimates. He also used tubular drills to bring up cores of earth and stone from various depths underneath the surface megaliths. As the drills dug deeper, Natawidjaja continued to discover that the columnar basalt structures extended far beneath the surface and yielded much older dates. At depths of 90 feet and more, the material was found to be 20,000 BC to 22,000 BC years old. Using radiocarbon dating, Natawidjaja and his team proved that man-made megalithic structures and hence a prehistoric human civilization existed well into the Ice Age.

Aug 18 13:08

In Black Robes, CERN Scientists Stage “Mock Human Sacrifice” At Shiva Statue

Somebody decided to gather together a bunch of black robes and stage a mock human sacrifice in front of CERN’s occultic Shiva statue – and catch it all on film for a hoax video they may hoped would fool online critics.

Read more at SHTF

Aug 18 12:01

Dr. Drew "Gravely Concerned" About Hillary Clinton's Health

Aug 18 11:29

Kris Kristofferson’s Dramatic Cure of his “Incurable” Alzheimer’s Disease

Apparently Kristofferson had been mis-diagnosed with Alzheimer’s dementia about three years ago, which started more than one medical misadventure for he and his neurologists that involving neurotoxic medication trials with drugs. Those drugs that Kristofferson was treated with had been approved by the FDA on the basis of a couple of short-term trials involving only a few hundred so-called “Alzheimer’s Dementia” patients. The results that were submitted to the FDA showed only minimal improvement (albeit “statistically significant”), but only in mild to moderate dementia. Thus treating severely demented patients with those drugs was not FDA-approved (“off-label”).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Iatrogenic diseases are taboo to speak about in this country for good reason; they make millions for big pharma, and many times, as happened with Pfizer, physicians are "encouraged" - not to mention, financially compensated, for the prescription of "off-book medications".

Aug 18 10:16

Picking your nose can actually be really dangerous

Especially if you're Captain Hook.

Aug 18 10:07

Zika pesticide linked to a 60% increase in autism ... Is this the beginning of an epidemic?

A 2014 study conducted at the University of California, showed that pregnant women living within a few miles of farms where pesticides like Naled were sprayed had a 60 percent increased risk of their child developing autism spectrum disorders or experiencing developmental delays.

Dr. David Perlmutter, a board-certified neurologist, said that authorities need to take a step back and look at the broader picture of these spraying interventions when weighing up risk versus benefit.

"We should prove safety and not just say well because it hasn't been proven detrimental it's ok. That's not good enough," he said.

Aug 18 09:01

Could a Nap A Day Save Your Life?

By Dr. Jane Gilbert

Napping is not just for dogs and children. Some of the world’s most influential thinkers and leaders have catnapped every day. Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill, Salvador Dali, John F Kennedy and Calvin Coolidge all found that a short snooze left them refreshed, recharged and ready to work. Science confirms that napping can help beat the post-lunch slump and boost cognitive performance, but now there is evidence that a siesta could also save your life...

Aug 18 08:56

World's first pyramid... in KAZAKHSTAN: Scientists discover tomb structure was built 1,000 years BEFORE those in Egypt 

A previously unknown Egyptian-style pyramid has been found in a remote area of the Kazakhstan steppe some 3,900 miles northeast of Cairo.

The structure is now substantially in ruins but it is believed that it was a lookalike of the famous Pyramid of Djoser in Egypt, and built around 1,000 years earlier.

Aug 18 08:27

FIRST LONG-TERM STUDY CONFIRMS WORLD’S MOST POPULAR PESTICIDE IS WIPING BEES OFF THE PLANET

The rise of industrial agriculture — led by companies like Monsanto that push monoculture, chemical-based farming and patented life forms — has brought a flood of pesticides that wreak havoc on natural ecosystems.

Insects and animals that eat insects fall victim to the millions of gallons of pesticides that are dumped on cropland, which run off into waterways, drift to nearby habitats and are picked up as residue by visiting pollinators.

In the 1980s, Bayer developed a potent new class of pesticide called neonicotinoids (neonics), which rapidly came to dominate industrial agriculture. In 2008, they represented 24 percent of the global market for insecticides, with Imidacloprid becoming the most widely used insecticide in the world.

Almost all U.S. corn and about one-third of U.S. soybean is treated with neonics. A “major advance” happened when agribusiness developed neonic-coated seeds, where every part of the growing plant becomes infused with the toxin, including pollen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Because politicians are completely beholden to the GMO companies for financial contributions, don't bet against these products being taken off the market any time soon.

Aug 18 08:04

Court Bars Feds From Prosecuting Medical Pot Cases

HUZZAH!

A federal appeals court on Tuesday banned the Justice Department from prosecuting medical marijuana cases if no state laws were broken.

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ordered the federal agency to show that 10 pending cases in California and Washington state violated medical marijuana laws in those states before continuing with prosecutions.

Marijuana remains illegal under federal law, but Congress has barred the Justice Department from spending money to prevent states from regulating the use or sale of medical pot.

Link fixed

Aug 18 08:04

Heroes

The Lakota and Dakota are fighting another battle in which they are the underdogs: North Dakota oil interests are building a pipeline across the state, right near the Standing Rock reservation and their water supply, the Missouri, Mississippi, and Big Sioux rivers.

You know, oil pipelines leak, right?

Aug 18 07:32

The volcanoes no one has ever seen

"We have very little idea about the frequency and style of volcanic eruptions on the seafloor, nor the detailed structure of the crust they produce, so basically we don't really know what the crust of a large part of the Earth looks like."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This has always been one of the biggest holes in the "humans are warming the planet" agenda. Nobody knows how many active volcanoes and thermal vents there are on the floor of the world's oceans, and thus nobody knows how much heat is being added to the oceans by geothermal activity. So any claims about how much humans are warming the ocean are based on out-of-thin-air guesses at best.

Aug 18 07:16

TOWN COMES TOGETHER AND FORCES MONSANTO GMO SEED FACILITY TO BE DISMANTLED

Residents of an Argentinian town have forced one of Monsanto’s half-completed GMO seed plants to be dismantled. Activists have been marching, petitioning, and talking to the government as well as Monsanto for three years now to urge them to disallow the company’s latest expansion — a multi-million dollar, genetically modified seed plant in Malvinas, Argentina.

In a bid to gain local support, Monsanto once said:

“Cordobeses (residents of Córdoba) will be proud to have one of the most important [seed-producing] plants in the world . . .The more than one thousand employees of Monsanto Argentina are proud and thankful to be a part of the community of Malvinas, Argentina.”

The sentiment was not shared among a massive number of Malvinas residents, however.

Aug 18 07:13

U.N. Admits Role in Cholera Epidemic in Haiti

For the first time since a cholera epidemic believed to be imported by United Nations peacekeepers began killing thousands of Haitians nearly six years ago, the office of Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has acknowledged that the United Nations played a role in the initial outbreak and that a “significant new set of U.N. actions” will be needed to respond to the crisis.

The deputy spokesman for the secretary general, Farhan Haq, said in an email this week that “over the past year, the U.N. has become convinced that it needs to do much more regarding its own involvement in the initial outbreak and the suffering of those affected by cholera.” He added that a “new response will be presented publicly within the next two months, once it has been fully elaborated, agreed with the Haitian authorities and discussed with member states.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The people of Haiti have really been through a tough time. The quake, followed by the "charitable" pillaging of their nation, and to top it all off, the cholera epidemic brought in by the UN!

Aug 17 16:17

Science Of Kindness? Generosity Linked To Specific Part Of Brain, Study Says

While it may seem that generosity comes straight from the heart, a new study suggests otherwise. The research found that a person’s desire to be good to others is down to their brain’s wiring.

Aug 17 16:15

Aetna Proves That Single-Payer Health Care Is The Only Way To Go

It’s been over two years since the bulk of Obamacare went into effect, and US health insurance companies are (inadvertently) making a great case for why it’s time to adopt a single-payer system and take the profit motive out of how health care is paid for once and for all.

Aug 17 14:30

Childrens’ lead levels spike in Detroit, across state

Health officials are reporting a higher percentage of children under age 6 statewide with elevated lead levels in their blood in April, May and June than compared to previous years.

The increases were especially noticeable in Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids and Jackson County.

About 4.2 percent of the 39,330 children tested across the state had elevated levels — the highest percentage of children since 2012, according to a report from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

During the second quarter of 2015, about 2.9 percent of all children had elevated levels of lead in their bloodstream. Elevated levels is defined as 5 micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood or more.

Aug 17 13:27

Court Bans DOJ From Prosecuting Medical Marijuana Users, Growers

Cannabis advocates notched a major victory when a federal appeals court banned the government from prosecuting medical marijuana users and growers in 25 states where the practice is legal, despite it still being a federal crime.

Aug 17 13:20

Chemsex: the alarming new trend of 72 hour drug-fuelled sex sessions

An alarming new craze for lengthy drug-fuelled sex sessions, which can last for days a time, could lead to a rise in HIV and hepatitis, health officials has warned.

The practice, dubbed ‘chemsex’ has been reported by more than 60 per cent of people visiting some clinics in London and involves people taking drugs like crystal meth before embarking on 72 hour sex binges with multiple partners.

NHS staff and the Royal College of GPs warned that people were ‘losing days’ to the new trend and turning up too late for anti-viral drugs or emergency contraception to be effective.

Aug 17 13:17

Sexual health warning as figures show rate of syphilis in London up 22 per cent

A fresh alert about the dire state of the sexual health of Londoners was sounded today as new figures showed soaring rates of syphilis.

The sexually transmitted infection was diagnosed in almost 3,000 patients as concern mounted about “high-risk” practices such as “chemsex”, dating apps, unprotected sex and people seeking HIV-positive partners.

Aug 17 12:54

After he was shot, 9-year-old Kansas City boy snuggled up to his big brother and died, dad says

The majority of Black Americans murdered every year are killed by other blacks. But the enablers are in DC!

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City police believe that at some point the people responsible for the murders of two boys early Saturday morning at 58th and College were inside the home.

"I do not get it. I swear. We have to protect the future. He's the future," said Jayson Ugwuh, Jayden Ugwuh's dad.

Montell and JaydenUgwuh was only 9-years-old and his cousin Montell Ross, 8-years-old. They were killed early Saturday morning when a gunman sprayed bullets into the family home where Jayden and Montell were sleeping. Altogether, there were six children sleeping inside the home at the time.

Aug 17 11:49

Four 9/11 Ads Online in 14 Texas Newspapers for 3 Months

Fourteen suburban newspapers in the Dallas/Ft Worth area contain online 9/11 Truth Ads which are running for three months. The 14 papers have a combined readership above 243,000.

There are a total of four ads comprised of animated graphics which link to YouTube videos. The individual ads randomly rotate to each of the 14 suburban newspapers.

Aug 17 11:44

Al Gore Blames Deadly Louisiana Floods On Global Warming — Just As New Studies Debunk His Claim

Environmentalists were quick to blame global warming for making flooding in Houston and Louisiana worse than it would otherwise be. Gore doubled down on such claims and used the flooding to highlight the need to slow global warming.

“These kinds of record downpours — that’s one of the manifestations of the climate crisis,” Gore said.

“It is central to the prospects for our future, for the futures of our families and our communities, and the future of human civilization,” he said. “That sounds overly expansive but that really and truly is the case.”

But Gore’s blaming of extreme flooding on global warming runs counter to newly published research on warming’s impact on precipitation. In a nutshell, two new studies found little evidence behind such claims.

Aug 17 11:42

Walker, Louisiana Mayor Says Flood Was Man-Made

Mayor Rick Ramsey said a cement barrier recently built along Interstate 12 created a situation that kept rising water from draining from his town.

Ramsey says he has video evidence that water from the Amite River was held in by the six-foot high barrier and the trapped water then backed up into Walker.

Ramsay, who says he expects insurance companies across the state to join him in his suit, also says he’s been warning the state and federal governments about the potential danger for more than three years.

Aug 17 10:54

This Region Is Twice Flint’s Size—And Its Water Is Also Poisoned

Farm workers harvest romaine lettuce in California's Salinas Valley. Nancy Nehring/iStock
In two of California's most productive farming regions, at least 212,000 people rely on water that's routinely unsafe to drink, with levels of a toxin above its federal limit. And even if the pollution source could be stopped tomorrow, these communities—representing a population more than twice as large as that of Flint, Michigan— would endure the effects of past practices for decades. That's the takeaway of a major new assessment by researchers at the University of California-Davis.

Aug 17 10:43

Their Hair Fell Out. Should the F.D.A. Have the Power to Act?

When the Los Angeles hairstylist Chaz Dean pitched his almond mint and lavender-scented hair care products — endorsed by celebrities like Brooke Shields and Alyssa Milano — he sold millions. But his formula got an unexpected result: itching, rashes, even hair loss in large clumps, in both adults and children.

More than 21,000 complaints have been lodged against his Wen Hair Care, and Mr. Dean, the blue-eyed, golden-haired stylist to the stars, has found himself at the center of a fierce debate over the government’s power to ensure the safety of a cosmetics industry with about $50 billion in annual sales.

The Santa Monica, Calif.-based national distributor of Mr. Dean’s hair care line is part of a beauty care trade association that has been aggressively lobbying Congress to block the passage of tough new legislation that would give the Food and Drug Administration the authority to test ingredients used in cosmetics and issue mandatory recalls for products found to be unsafe.

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I am violently allergic to formaldehyde precursors, which are stunningly common in both lower end cosmetics and cleaning projects; however, my hare-brained, logic-challenged HMO Doctors did not discover this for me, after half a decade of utter misery.

What happened was that my doctors put me on a medication for which Pfizer was compensating doctors to prescribe, even though it was "off book" for my condition, meaning that the medication had never been tested against this kind of pain.

It was, therefore, not in their best financial interests to get to the root of the problem; so a series of tests for chemical sensitivities, which could have identified the culprit chemicals, was never ordered.

After coming back from a gig which Mike had in San Francisco, I went back to my orthopedist, who took x-rays of my feet, and declared that he could see nothing physical as the cause of the pain.

I remember coming home in tears, asking Mike when I had time in my schedule to be a hypochondriac.

About 40 minutes later, he had done the due dilligence on line, and realized that many people were highly allergic to both formaldehyde precursors, and other chemicals. We did a "chemical-ectomy" in our home that night, and the next day, I was walking without pain for the first time in half a decade.

On my follow-up visit to my orthopedist, I presented the research, and told him that if he had patients presenting these kinds of symptoms, but he could see nothing in the x-rays looking like the cause of the pain, to immediately order a series of chemical sensitivity screenings, because chemical allergies may well be the culprit.

I stormed out of that office, never to return to that HMO.

The two doctors who had originally prescribed me this "off the book" pain management product (not the orthopedist) were mysteriously gone from the HMO's on-line roster shortly after that.

But no, the companies manufacturing cosmetics and cleaning products do not have the right to poison the people who use their products for profit, period, end of discussion.

Here are a couple of useful links for research in this area;

Common Products Using Formaldehyde Precursors

Cosmetics Using Formaldehyde Precursors

Knowledge is power here. I would never want anyone to go through what I wend through, because of both my original ignorance of this information, and the medical establishment's ignorance of this information.

Aug 17 09:57

GIMME A BREAK! IRS TAX LOOPHOLE CAN REWARD EXCESSIVE WATER USE IN DROUGHT-STRICKEN WEST

ProPublica’s reporting on the water crisis in the American West has highlighted any number of confounding contradictions worsening the problem: Farmers are encouraged to waste water so as to protect their legal rights to its dwindling supply in the years ahead; Las Vegas sought to impose restrictions on water use while placing no checks on its explosive population growth; the federal government has encouraged farmers to improve efficiency in watering crops, but continues to subsidize the growing of thirsty crops such as cotton in desert states like Arizona.

Today, we offer another installment in the contradictions amid a crisis.

In parts of the western U.S., wracked by historic drought, you can get a tax break for using an abundance of water.

That’s a typo, right? A joke?

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Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!!

Aug 17 09:56

Monsanto To Face Court For Intentionally Mislabelling Toxic Chemicals

Monsanto misled the public into thinking its pesticides are safe and do not cause cancer when it knew that it does, Sharon Lerner from The Intercept reported on May 17, 2016. As of April 2016, John Sanders and Frank Tanner are suing Monsanto because the company did not conduct the necessary tests on the “inert” ingredients in Roundup, a Monsanto product that kills weeds. One such ingredient is polyethoxylated tallowamine, or POEA.

Aug 17 09:30

STEADY AS SHE GOES: Hillary holds onto railing, table, chair during home visit

Hillary Clinton sought out the stability of just about anything during a visit to Joe Biden’s Scranton, Pennsylvania boyhood home.

Video from Clinton’s appearance showed her grasping for a railing, a chair and the kitchen table on Monday.

Aug 17 08:08

US-backed forces give hundreds of ISIS fighters safe passage

The district of criminals,giving aid and comfort to terrorists who kill Christians.

Several hundred vehicles containing 100 to 200 Islamic State fighters were given safe passage by US-based forces, out of the northern Syrian city of Manbij, after surrendering their weapons, according to defense officials.

Aug 17 08:06

ISIS Orders Its Franchises to Kill Christians

WARRI, Nigeria — The so-called Islamic State has different strategies in different parts of the world, but in Africa and in Europe, certainly, its core objective is becoming clear: to kill Christians. Its long-term goal: to provoke a new Crusade, reviving the holy wars of many hundreds of years ago in the belief that this time around Islam will win.

Aug 17 06:20

256 Years Old Man Breaks The Silence Before His Death And Reveals SHOCKING Secrets To The World

Waking Times Media

What is the longest a person has ever lived for? Meet Li Ching Yuen, a man who lived an astonishing 256 years! And no, this is not a myth or a fictional tale.

Aug 17 05:31

Not just marijuana: The FDA has always denied the existence of therapeutic benefits associated with ALL plants

Those who support the nationwide legalization of marijuana for therapeutic use, were disappointed by the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent failure to reclassify marijuana’s status from that of a Schedule I drug to another more appropriate classification.

Aug 16 22:38

Iraq allows Russia access to their airspace

Iraq has given the Russian Air Force full access to their airspace in order to combat the terrorist forces like the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) that are occupying eastern Syria.

This move by the Iraqi government came just hours after the Russian Air Force landed their first fighter jets at the Hamedan Airbase in Iran.

Aug 16 22:08

US-backed forces give hundreds of ISIS fighters safe passage

Meanwhile.....
Several hundred vehicles containing 100 to 200 Islamic State fighters were given safe passage by US-based forces, out of the northern Syrian city of Manbij, after surrendering their weapons, according to defense officials.

Aug 16 22:05

Russian Tu-22M3 'Backfire' long-range bombers strike ISIS from Iran's Hamadan airfield (VIDEO)

Didn't wait long did they!

Russia’s long-range Tu-22M3 bombers delivered their first airstrikes on terrorist targets in Syria operating from an Iranian airbase. Moscow and Tehran cooperation in Syria is “strategic,” confirmed the head of Iran’s National Security Council.

Aug 16 20:19

SSRI Antidepressants Put Patients at Clear Risk of Suicide

Waking Times

It is now estimated that 1 in 8 Americans are on serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) antidepressants1 and a shocking 1 in 4 among women in their 40s and 50s. Yet the U.S. suicide rate of 38,000 a year has never been higher. Clearly the glut of SSRI prescriptions is not lowering the national suicide rate; rather there is compelling evidence that the popular pills are actually contributing to suicide.

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