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Jun 12 13:55

Report: Trump Orders 'Simpler Path' For Genetically Engineered Food

"President Trump wants to make it easier for genetically engineered plants and animals to enter the food supply, and he signed an executive order Tuesday directing federal agencies to simplify the 'regulatory maze' for producers," the AP reports.

Jun 12 13:47

NEW TESTING REVEALED POPULAR KIDS CEREALS CONTAMINATED WITH WEEDKILLER ROUNDUP

A new analysis reveals Wednesday that over 20 popular children's cereals and snacks are contaminated with glyphosate—the main ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup.

Jun 12 13:19

WHEN YOU TAKE A COMMERCIAL GENETIC TEST, YOU OPT YOUR WHOLE FAMILY INTO WARRANTLESS STATE GENETIC SURVEILLANCE

Cops are increasingly turning to commercial gene-testing services to solve crimes, using a process called "genetic genealogy" that uses the records of people who are near-matches for DNA from crime scenes to zero in on suspects; that's how they caught the Golden State Killer, but cops don't just ask genetics services for data when they're after killers, sometimes they deputize these services to help them solve petty crimes.

Jun 12 11:22

Superweed Resists Another Class of Herbicides, Study Finds

We’ve all heard about bacteria that are becoming resistant to multiple types of antibiotics. These are the so-called superbugs perplexing and panicking medical science. The plant analogue may just be waterhemp, a broadleaf weed common to corn and soybean fields across the Midwest. With resistance to multiple common herbicides, waterhemp is getting much harder to kill...

Jun 12 11:19

Medical Cannabis States Have Lower Rates of Opioid Prescriptions

Using data from privately-insured adults, new findings from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston revealed that there is a lower level of opioids prescribed in states that have allowed the use of medical marijuana...

Jun 12 10:54

New York City closes 10th Jewish school for violating vaccine order

New York City is shuttering an Orthodox school in Brooklyn because it has continued to admit unvaccinated students in violation of a city order.

The Central UTA Satmar School for Boys, a Hasidic school in the Williamsburg neighborhood, will be closed Tuesday afternoon for violating the stipulations regarding vaccines and vaccination records, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency has learned. It is the 10th Orthodox school in New York City to be closed this year due to the issue, according to a city official with knowledge of the matter.

Williamsburg, which has a large Orthodox population, has been experiencing a measles outbreak since last year that has infected 588 people in New York City. Almost three quarters of those cases have occurred in Williamsburg. The city says the outbreak is largely concentrated in the Orthodox community.

Jun 12 09:50

Rare “Superflares’ Could One Day Threaten Earth

By University of Colorado at Boulder

Astronomers probing the edges of the Milky Way have in recent years observed some of the most brilliant pyrotechnic displays in the galaxy: superflares.

These events occur when stars, for reasons that scientists still don’t understand, eject huge bursts of energy that can be seen from hundreds of light years away. Until recently, researchers assumed that such explosions occurred mostly on stars that, unlike Earth’s, were young and active...

Jun 11 15:04

'An embarrassment to the country': Tearful Jon Stewart's excoriating attack on DC lawmakers after only FIVE turn up to hear 9/11 victims plead for their fund to be renewed earned the comedian a standing ovation

Comedian Jon Stewart lashed out at Congress on Tuesday for failing to ensure that a victims' compensation fund set up after the 9/11 attacks never runs out of money - as just five members out of 14 turned up to hear the victim's appeal for more support.

Stewart, a longtime advocate for 9/11 responders, called out lawmakers for failing to attend a hearing on a bill to ensure the fund can pay benefits for the next 70 years.

The Zadroga Act pledged in 2015 to extend medical coverage until 2090 but now thanks to a rapidly dwindling kitty will fall short, which prompted Stewart and a host of victims' families to appeal for greater funding.

Pointing to rows of empty seats at a house subcommittee hearing room, an angry Stewart, 56, said that 'sick and dying' first responders and their families came to Washington for the hearing, only to face a nearly deserted dais.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Jon, both this little family of 2, and WRH, absolutely stand with you on this issue.

Jun 11 12:01

Weird 'Anomaly' at the Moon's South Pole May Be a Metal Asteroid's Grave

There's something very weird, and very dense, under the surface of the moon's South Pole-Aitken basin, new research suggests.

That unexpectedly massive patch may represent the buried remains of an asteroid that crashed into the moon's surface and formed that basin in the first place. That new hypothesis is based on data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) and Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter missions. When the scientists combined the two types of data, they saw a mismatch between the surface topography and the gravitational tug of the moon.

"Imagine taking a pile of metal five times larger than the Big Island of Hawaii and burying it underground," study lead author Peter B. James, a geoscientist at Baylor University in Texas, said in a statement. "That's roughly how much unexpected mass we detected."

Jun 11 10:12

Final warning? China’s rare earths exports fall as trade war with US escalates

The world’s leading producer of rare earth metals, China, reduced its exports of the minerals last month, according to the country’s official customs data. Stopping supplies to the US could cripple the American tech sector.

Jun 11 10:11

Eco-friendly plastics & fuels can be made by CO2-chomping bacteria (PHOTO)

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In a stunning breakthrough for the environment, scientists have developed a way to make organisms convert CO2 into biodegradable plastics, gas and biodiesel, paving the way for eco-friendly chemical manufacturing.

A team from the University of Colorado Boulder successfully developed ‘living factories’ of light-powered nanobio-hybrid organisms that eat CO2 and nitrogen and turn them into biodegradable plastic, fuel and biodiesel.

“The innovation is a testament to the power of biochemical processes,”said lead author Prashant Nagpal, adding this could one day replace carbon-intensive manufacturing.

Jun 11 10:03

IISc team provides video evidence of superconductivity at room temperature

On May 24, three days after posting a revised article in arXiv, a pre-print repository, researchers from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, have shared a video that shows clear evidence of diamagnetism at ambient temperature and pressure. The video shows nanoparticles made of gold-silver mixture (grey/black grains) seen inside a test tube getting repelled when brought close to a permanent magnet. This is evidence of magnetic levitation. The nanomaterials were prepared in the lab.

The team led by Prof. Anshu Pandey from the institute’s Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit, claim to have achieved superconductivity at ambient temperature and pressure.

Jun 11 09:31

700 QUAKES HIT A KEY CALIFORNIA SEISMIC ZONE, AND TAR IS LITERALLY BUBBLING UP THROUGH THE STREETS OF LOS ANGELES

Scientists are quite “concerned” about the huge earthquake swarm that has been shaking southern California in recent weeks, and right at this moment bubbling tar is literally coming up through the streets in one section of Los Angeles. None of this means that a major seismic event is imminent, but it is certainly not a good sign either. We have been tracking quite a bit of unusual shaking along the Ring of Fire in recent months, and scientists assure us that it is just a matter of time before “the Big One” hits southern California. And if you follow my work on a regular basis, then you already know that I am extremely concerned about the potential for major seismic activity along the west coast. So when I came across a San Diego Union-Tribune article entitled “Southern California earthquake swarm takes an unexpected turn, and that’s reason to worry”, it definitely got my attention.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mike and I lived through the Northridge Quake a number of years ago; and Mike had the horse-sense to make sure we both had shoes by the bed, if we had to leave, quickly, as he had sensed that something of this nature was about to hit, and when the quake happened, ran out of the building just as fast as our feet could carry us.

Then, Mike and some neighbors went back into the building, to knock on doors, and make sure no one was injured, and we started to go back to assess the damage to our apartment, which was severe. Fortunately, it was only lightly structurally compromised.

But we were the lucky ones in that regard; an apartment building just a little ways away from us, got shaken so violently, that it pancaked into its own foundations.

To those around the Fontana Area, and beyond in SO CAL, PLEASE: remember your safety preps, if a large earthquake should happen. Safety prepping, if you live in a quake-prone area, should be a way of life, not just something you think about, but "don't have the time to do."

Mike's forward thinking and preparations, saved our lives.

Will your building collapse during an earthquake?

Preparing for an Earthquake: what you can do to stay safe

Jun 11 09:27

Lost lunar module from the Apollo 10 mission may FINALLY have been found: Astronomers say they're '98% convinced' they've located 'Snoopy' ascent stage after 50 years in orbit

Fifty years after it was jettisoned into space, scientists believe they may have located the last remaining lunar module from the Apollo missions.

Apollo 10 launched in May 1969 as what would be, essentially, a dress rehearsal for the first-ever moon landing.

Following its successful run, during which the ‘Snoopy’ lunar module brought crew within roughly 50,000 feet of the moon’s surface, astronauts re-docked with the ‘Charlie Brown’ command module and Snoopy was never seen again.

Now, after a meticulous search through terabytes of optical data, a team led by astronomer Nick Howes says it's ’98 percent convinced’ they've pinpointed the lost module in what would be a 235 million-to-one discovery.

Jun 11 06:47

Chemo drugs are dangerous to families and healthcare workers as well as patients

As reported by Natural Health 365, a study published in the Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice in 2012, found that family members who live with someone undergoing chemotherapy are exposed to the same toxic chemicals as the patient via their urinary and other excretions. Healthcare workers also risk exposure in the same way, as well as through direct contact with the medication itself.

Jun 10 12:33

Glacier National Park Quietly Removes Its "Gone By 2020" Signs

Via Alt-Market.com,

This article was written by Roger I. Roots and originally published at RogerRoots.com

May 30, 2019. St. Mary, Montana.

Officials at Glacier National Park (GNP) have begun quietly removing and altering signs and government literature which told visitors that the Park’s glaciers were all expected to disappear by either 2020 or 2030.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hysterical!!

Jun 10 11:38

Biggest Meteorite Impact in the UK Found Buried in Water and Rock

The site of the largest meteorite to hit the British Isles has finally been discovered in a remote part off the Scottish coast, 11 years after scientists first identified evidence of the massive collision.

A team of researchers from the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford located the crater around 12 miles (20 kilometers) west of the coast of Scotland, where the feature lay buried underneath water and rocks that helped preserve it all those years. The scientists published their findings today (June 9) in the Journal of the Geological Society.

"The material excavated during a giant meteorite impact is rarely preserved on Earth, because it is rapidly eroded," Ken Amor, study lead author and researcher at the University of Oxford's Department of Earth Science, said in a statement. "So this is a really exciting discovery."

Jun 10 10:50

Scott Adams: Mexico Deal, Housing Emergency, Crazy George Conway, Magic Mushrooms

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1138083556150849542

Content:
Why does George Conway do what he does?
Jim Acosta’s book is called “Enemy of the People”
Oberlin college race HOAX…big award for victimized bakery
Analyst’s climate change PREDICTIONS blocked…NOT FACTS
Mexican tariffs story in the NYT and CNN, as they pay for the wall
Ben Carson says we have a fixable housing emergency
What regulations can we change or remove…to fix that?
Bill Pulte has the answers, or can find them, enlist Bill to help?
180 Business leaders say it’s bad for their business to restrict abortions
AOC has good aspirational stuff, LEARN from her technique
AOC want’s to limit lobbyists…and Ted Cruz agrees
AOC wants magic mushrooms medically studied
AOC says why not get rid of birth control restrictions?
AOC says she’s open to nuclear as part of a GND solution

Jun 10 08:53

JET FUEL AND DIESEL CAN NOW BE MADE FROM PLASTIC BAGS, WATER BOTTLES & DAILY WASTE

Scientists have found a novel way to turn daily plastic waste products like water bottles and plastic bags into jet fuel.

Researchers at Washington State University in the US melted plastic waste at high temperature with activated carbon, a processed carbon with increased surface area, to produce jet fuel.

"Waste plastic is a huge problem worldwide. This is a very good, and relatively simple, way to recycle these plastics," said Hanwu Lei, an associate professor at WSU.

The research, published in the journal Applied Energy, tested low-density polyethene and mixed a variety of waste plastic products, like water bottles, milk bottles, and plastic bags, and ground them down to around three millimetres, or about the size of a grain of rice. The plastic granules were then placed on top of activated carbon in a tube reactor at a high temperature, ranging from 430 degree Celsius to 571 degrees Celsius.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a major discovery; I just hope and pray, it doesn't get purchased by a major oil company, to suppress the tremendous work done here with recyclables, and its economic implications.

Jun 10 08:40

ELON MUSK’S COMPANY LAUNCHED 60 SATELLITES INTO SPACE TO BLAST 5G AT US. MORE PLANNED DESPITE TELECOMS ADMITTING THERE’S NO RESEARCH THAT PROVES 5G IS SAFE.

SOURCE: ACTIVIST POST

By B.N. Frank

Activist Post has reported about the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) allowing companies to blast harmful WiFi and 5G from the sky and from space. Despite warnings from many credible sources about the serious biological, environmental, and safety impact associated with this, it’s not just Elon’s company, SpaceX, doing it — Google, Amazon, Airbus and OneWeb are doing it too.

Thanks to scientist Arthur Firstenberg for updating us on this craziness as well as organizing the International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space which has been signed by approximately

2,000 scientists
1,400 medical doctors
4,000 engineers
2,200 nurses
2,500 psychologists
1,200 organizations

or 100,000 total individuals and organizations from 187 countries

From Arthur:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would agree, that more research is needed; but this feels like nailing the technology first, as an (allegedly) American invention, preventing competition by companies like China's telecom giant, Huawei, then worry about the health and safety concerns regarding these 5G units later.

Jun 10 08:33

Beverly Hills Becomes First U.S. City To Ban Sale Of Tobacco Products

By Amanda Froelich

Beverly Hills is officially the first U.S. city to ban the sale of tobacco products. By 2021, cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes, and other tobacco products will no longer be available at gas stations, convenience and grocery stores, and pharmacies. Special allowances will be made for high-end cigar lounges and hotels, however...

Jun 10 08:26

BEVERLY HILLS BECOMES FIRST U.S. CITY TO BAN SALE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS

SOURCE: TRUTHTHEORY.COM

By Mandy Froelich / Truth Theory

Beverly Hills is officially the first U.S. city to ban the sale of tobacco products. By 2021, cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes, and other tobacco products will no longer be available at gas stations, convenience and grocery stores, and pharmacies. Special allowances will be made for high-end cigar lounges and hotels, however.

CNBC reports that in early June, the Beverly Hills City Council voted to make it the first U.S. city to ban tobacco. The ban is set to take hold in 2021.”Allowing tobacco products to be sold in the city increases access to these harmful and dangerous products and does not promote the city’s image as a healthy city,” the ordinance reads.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now let's see; who owns the three exempt "Cigar Lounges?!?

The Buenavista Cigar Club, is owned by Rigoberto Fernandez; The Grand Havana Room is frequented by such actors as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jack Nicholson and Robert De Niro (And Arnold was frequently in front of the camera, and at City Council meetings, and the press, advocating this this members club not be closed).

Nazareth Cigars: it is unclear who owns it at this point, because the original owner, Nazareth Guluzian, has died.

But there is one pattern very clear in these exemptions; the monied get what they want, and the rest of us... can go hang.

I do not endorse smoking, having lost a parent at 18 due to the effects of smoking, and heart disease; but when the only joints where one can buy tobacco are so privileged, that only the most wealthy of the wealthy can afford to shop there, there is indeed, something wrong with this picture.

Jun 10 08:19

2019 ‘Dead Zone’ In Gulf of Mexico May Be Second Largest on Record

The low oxygen conditions in the gulf’s most productive waters stresses organisms and may even cause their death, threatening living resources, including fish, shrimp and crabs caught there...

Jun 09 11:25

JET FUEL AND DIESEL CAN NOW BE MADE FROM PLASTIC BAGS, WATER BOTTLES & DAILY WASTE

Researchers at Washington State University in the US melted plastic waste at high temperature with activated carbon, a processed carbon with increased surface area, to produce jet fuel.

Jun 09 11:12

SURGEONS OPENED HER SKULL TO REMOVE A CANCEROUS TUMOR. INSTEAD, THEY FOUND A TAPEWORM

Doctors had broken the disheartening news to Rachel Palma, explaining that the lesion on her brain was suspected to be a tumor, and her scans suggested that it was cancerous.

Jun 08 11:12

Celebrating My Birthday With You While Talking About all the Good News

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1137358654682718208

Content:
Tariffs work!!! Hey China…ready to make a deal?
President Trump’s personality and his second term as President
How and why AI will be MORE creative than humans
There are NO wars…in the Western Hemisphere
10,000 steps per day for health…not so scientific apparently
News silo inefficiency creates income opportunities
Slippery slope of deplatforming influential conservatives
Social media company algorithms can produce political bias
A gun violence control system based on AI and algorithms

Jun 07 11:48

Scott Adams: Demise of VOX and the Daily Beast, Nervous Nancy, Floppy Joe, Shadowbanning

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1136996512645259265

My Apology: Joe Concha did NOT promote the “fine people” HOAX
Apologies to Joe Concha for the mistake
Carlos Maza is now the brand and face of VOX
Prediction: Vox and Daily Beast will be out of business in a year
Twitter should offer mass amnesty to those who have been banned
Shadowban.EU purportedly shows if a person has been stealth banned
My Twitter traffic has fallen off a cliff, @AJA_Cortes reports same
Michael Wolff…the poor man’s Avenatti
Gifting When tokens to help demonetized conservatives?
Russian military testing US and a near collision occurred…FAKE NEWS?
GND architect, Rhiana Gunn-Wright says expect 150 million deaths!!!
Mexican military at their border with Guatemala, POTUS tariffs work?
Comparing “Nervous Nancy” and “Floppy Joe”

Jun 07 11:18

Pine Nut Shells Increase Physical Endurance

For several decades, the number of chronicle diseases has been growing. The main reason for this is the imbalanced diet. Biologists and chemists study natural foods concerning the fact that it can help strengthen health and prevent numerous diseases.

They have designed a new concept, which is “functional food products”.

Wild growing raw materials are the prospective sources of biologically active compounds. The Russian Federation has one of the biggest reserves of raw materials...

Jun 07 11:14

Can You Fail a Drug Test After Taking CBD?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a non-psychoactive compound produced by the marijuana plant that seems to be everywhere these days. Maybe you’ve even been asked if you’d like it added to your morning cup of joe!

Interestingly, the chemical structure of CBD is very similar to THC, which is the marijuana-derived compound responsible for getting people high and the one screened for by drug tests...

Jun 07 08:58

Unit of drugmaker Insys pleads guilty to U.S. opioid bribe scheme

A unit of Insys Therapeutics Inc pleaded guilty on Friday to fraud charges as part of an $225 million deal with the U.S. Justice Department resolving claims that the drugmaker bribed doctors to prescribe an addictive opioid medication.

Jun 07 08:07

Ebola Virus Disease Distribution Map: Cases of Ebola Virus Disease in Africa Since 1976

Ebola was discovered in 1976 near the Ebola River in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo. Since then, the virus has emerged periodically from its natural reservoir (which remains unknown) and infected people in several African countries. This map shows the distribution of the Ebola virus in Africa from its discovery in 1976 through the latest outbreak that ended in 2016.

Jun 06 12:19

Jupiter will get so close to Earth this month its largest moons will be visible with binoculars

NASA has a message for space lovers this month: Look up. The largest planet in the solar system, Jupiter, will be clearly visible June 10 — and to see its biggest moons you'll only need to grab a pair of binoculars.

NASA said the gas giant is at its "biggest and brightest this month" and will be visible all night. The planet will reach opposition, the annual occurrence when the Jupiter, Earth and the Sun are arranged in a straight line, with Earth in the center. So, mark your calendars for Monday, as it will be the best time of the year to see it.

Jun 06 11:19

Israel made girl with cancer suffer alone

On 17 May, a 5-year-old child died from cancer in a hospital in Gaza.

She died with her family around her. But she didn’t know that.

In fact, she had spent most of the past month alone in hospitals in Jerusalem, separated from her parents and other relatives by the Israeli permit system that controls the movement of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza.

Only when treatment failed and she was no longer conscious was she sent back to her family in Gaza.

Aisha Lulu of the Bureij Refugee Camp in Gaza had been diagnosed with brain cancer in April. She had been having headaches and vomiting attacks since March and doctors found a brain tumor on 7 April.

With no specialist doctors in Gaza and in view of her age, Aisha was granted a permit by the Israeli military authorities to allow her to attend al-Makassed, a Palestinian hospital in East Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Wow, HOW BUTCH must that Israeli bureaucrat, who denied this kid the right to have a family member with her, must be feeling right now; they are probably, on top of the moon!!

Not letting kids have family around them, when they are ill or dying, or not getting Palestinian people care in time to get well, are all part and parcel, of Israel's "Final Solution" for the Palestinians.

Jun 06 11:08

Public health officials in New Hampshire publicly admit that MMR vaccine causes measles

When “individual one” from the city of Keene first contracted measles, it was assumed based on mainstream media propaganda that the only possible cause was that this individual wasn’t vaccinated with MMR. But as it turns out, this individual was vaccinated with MMR – and we now know that adverse reactions caused by MMR caused this individual to develop measles.

Tests conducted by local health authorities, who likely weren’t pleased with what they found, determined that individual one became ill as a consequence of being vaccinated with MMR – this eye-opening finding completely shattering the official narrative that MMR is 100 percent safe and effective always.

Jun 06 10:54

Our Sun's Mysterious 11-Year Cycle Appears to Be Driven by Alignment of The Planets

Every 11 years, the Sun cycles through from riotous flare and sunspot activity to a quieter period, before ramping up again. It's almost as regular as clockwork, and for years astronomers have been wondering what causes it. Now, they've proposed a new solution.

Even though the Solar System's planets are much smaller than the Sun, the gravity of some of them is able to influence our star's magnetic field. This, the researchers assert, is what controls the solar cycle.

Venus, Earth, and Jupiter assert a small gravitational tug on the Sun as they orbit it. The result is comparable to the way the Moon's gravity influences Earth's tides, producing a regularly timed ebb and flow.

The team has traced back 1,000 years of solar cycles, between the years 1000 and 2009 CE, comparing that data against the movements of the planets in that time. They found an impressively strong link between the two.

Jun 06 10:48

Hack-a-Mole! This Is How NASA Hopes to Get a Heat Probe Digging on Mars Again

The mole may have hit a rock, or the soil surrounding the heat probe may be slicker than expected, mission team members have said. (The mole needs a certain amount of soil friction to dig; otherwise, it will simply bounce in place.)

But it's tough to tell what's holding the mole up, because its support structure blocks InSight's view of the instrument. So, the mission team plans to use the lander's robotic arm to lift that support structure out of the way.

"Engineers at JPL and DLR have been working hard to assess the problem," Lori Glaze, director of NASA's Planetary Science Division, said in a statement. She was referring to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, and the German Aerospace Center, whose German acronym is DLR. (JPL manages the InSight mission, and DLR built the mole.)

"Moving the support structure will help them gather more information and try at least one possible solution," Glaze added.

Jun 06 10:19

Scott Adams: The Coming #GoldenAge of Energy That Will Change Everything

Content:
Robert Downey Jr. embraces and funds nuclear energy development
Nancy Pelosi’s SMART strategy to handle her base
Joe Concha does NOT believe the “Fine People” HOAX
Japanese business women required to wear high heels at work
Steven Crowder and strategic decisions
The coming NEW “Nuclear Age” and “Golden Age”
Whiteboard: Technology Life
HUGE energy cost reductions (from nuclear power) will change the world
It’s just engineering at this point in time

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