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Dec 29 09:22

QUAKE ALERT: Fears of BIG ONE coming as US hit by EIGHT tremors in an hour

The US Geological Survey revealed a 5.7 magnitude earthquake, followed by a series of aftershocks, struck on Wednesday morning near Navada’s border with California.

The largest tremor hit at around 12.22am local time, and was closely followed by seven further quakes with magnitudes between three and 5.6.

Now there are fears a magnitude 7 or above "Big One" could strike the earthquake prone region.

Dec 29 08:30

100% Of US Warming Is Due To NOAA Data Tampering

The problem with the NOAA graph is that it is fake data. NOAA creates the warming trend by altering the data. The NOAA raw data shows no warming over the past century.

Dec 28 16:33

International Coalition for Drug Awareness

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Another website about adverse effects of psychiatric drugs sent in by a listener.

Dec 28 16:30

SSRI Stories

SSRI Stories is a collection of over 6,000 stories that have appeared in the media (newspapers, TV, scientific journals) in which prescription drugs were mentioned and in which the drugs may be linked to a variety of adverse outcomes including violence.

This updated site includes the stories from the previous site and new ones from 2011 to date. We have used a new “category” classification system on the new stories. We are working back through previously SSRI Stories to bring them into the new classification system. In the meantime use the search box in the upper right column to search through both the old and the new stories.

SSRI Stories focuses primarily on problems caused by selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), of which Prozac (fluoxetine) was the first. For more see About SSRIs. Other medications prescribed as antidepressants that fit the “nightmares” theme of the collected stories are sometimes included.

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Mentioned on today's radio show.

Dec 28 16:11

Peru volcanoes explode into life triggering state of emergency and MASS EVACUATION

TWO volcanoes in Peru have erupted into life, just 60 miles apart sparking widespread fears and authorities have declared a state of emergency and started a mass evacuation.

The Sabancaya volcano started spewing ash and smoke some 3,500 meters (11,500 feet) into the air on Monday, in the latest in a series of worrying explosions in the south of the South American country.

The volcano, situated just 40 miles from Peru’s second most populous city Arequipa in the Andes, returned to life at 8.24am on Monday just over a week after it began activity on December 16.

Local authorities have warned the local inhabitants they are likely to be affected by the ash from the 20,000-ft (6,000m) volcano whose name translates at ‘tongue of fire’ in the local dialect of Quechua.

Dec 28 15:13

DEBBIE REYNOLDS RUSHED TO HOSPITAL FOR POSSIBLE STROKE

Debbie Reynolds just suffered a medical emergency, which we're told is a possible stroke ... and EMTs just raced to the scene, TMZ has learned.

Debbie was at her son Todd Fisher's home in Beverly Hills and just after 1 PM someone from the house called 911.

We're told 84-year-old Debbie, whose daughter, Carrie, died Tuesday, has been distraught since Carrie's emergency Friday on a United jet.

Family sources tell us they called 911 to report a possible stroke.

Dec 28 15:00

Why Is It Raining Dead Birds in New Jersey?

There’s a good question for you.

It’s being reported that just days before Thanksgiving in Stow Creek Township, New Jersey, 200 dead red-winged blackbirds began “raining” from the sky.

And it isn’t the first time in recent weeks this has happened in that area, either.

Dec 28 14:29

CLAIM: 100% Of USA ‘Warming’ Due To NOAA Data Tampering…

All of the claims in the Climate Central article are bogus. The US is not warming and 2016 was not a hot year in the US. It was a very mild year.

Dec 28 13:57

UPDATE: CARRIE FISHER DEAD AT 60 – ANTIDEPRESSANTS PLUS ???: Carrie Fisher Suffers Massive Heart Attack on Airplane

Thank you for the heads up on this Grady. The only surprise here is that she has not suffered heart failure sooner. With as many antidepressants and other mind altering drugs the doctors have pumped into her over the years, all of which cause heart failure, no one should be surprised. Dr. Candace Pert warned of this effect in her TIME magazine letter to the editor Oct. 20, 1997, pg 8 and I wonder if anyone but me noticed although these drugs never would have seen the light of day if it were not for Dr. Pert’s discoveries. http://www.drugawareness.org/i-am-alarmed-at-the-monster-ssrisnri-anti...

Dec 28 12:37

Scott Adams: The Climate Science Challenge

I keep hearing people say that 97% of climate scientists are on the same side of the issue. Critics point out that the number is inflated, but we don’t know by how much. Persuasion-wise, the “first offer” of 97% is so close to 100% that our minds assume the real number is very high even if not exactly 97%.

Dec 28 11:07

Saturn's hexagon-shaped jet stream revealed in stunning new Cassini image as the planet's north pole 'basks' in sunlight

A breathtaking new image from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn’s north pole in a whole new light.

With the entire northern region bathed in sunlight, the planet’s hexagon-shaped jet-stream can be seen in stunning detail.

The view was captured on Sept 9 at roughly 750,000 miles from Saturn, giving scientists a chance to study the weather patterns leading up to its summer solstice.

Dec 28 08:37

Scientists say radio signals from deep space could be aliens

SCIENTISTS may have found proof that ET really is phoning home — in the form of powerful radio signals, which have been detected repeatedly in the same exact location in space.

Astronomy experts with the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia and the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico have discovered six new fast radio bursts (FRBs) emitting from a constellation far beyond our Milky Way galaxy, according to a recent report in the Astrophysical Journal.

The discovery — made in the Auriga constellation — is significant considering the fact that at least 17 FRBs have now been detected in this region. It is also the only known instance in which these signals have been found twice in the same location in space.

Dec 27 19:06

Study: Microwaves Cause Heart Disease

According to a new study, microwaves may cause heart disease as well as destroy the nutritional value of the food cooked in the oven.

Dec 27 10:35

Successful Ebola vaccine will be fast-tracked for use

A highly effective vaccine that guards against the deadly Ebola virus could be available by 2018, says the World Health Organization.

Trials conducted in Guinea, one of the West African countries most affected by an outbreak of Ebola that ended this year, show it offers 100% protection.

The vaccine is now being fast-tracked for regulatory approval.

Manufacturer Merck has made 300,000 doses of the rVSV-ZEBOV vaccine available for use should Ebola strike.

"...offers 100% protection"

Dec 27 09:00

German government officials get ‘safer’ vaccines

One might think that the arrival in Germany of the first of 50 million doses of swine flu vaccine on Monday might be cause for celebration. But with news breaking over the weekend that top government officials in Berlin will be injected with an alternative vaccine — one widely seen as safer — a debate about an alleged two-class medical system has erupted.

Dec 27 08:21

 128 Research papers supporting Vaccine/Autism Causation - Ginger Taylor, MS

Media reports have claimed that there is no scientific evidence supporting the link between vaccines and autism. Here we provide for the reader research that demonstrates links between vaccines and autism, and the mechanisms by which vaccines can cause autism.

Dec 27 07:36

SCIENCE WARNING: MESSING WITH GENES COULD WIPE OUT GENIUSES FROM THE EARTH

New technology which allows medics to ensure children do not inherit diseases could also mean the likes of Thomas Edison, who invented the lightbulb, might never be seen again, according to Dr Jim Kozubek. His claim comes as the US and China prepare to stage mass trials to edit the genes of cancer patients to ensure it is not passed down in their DNA.

Dec 27 07:35

FACEBOOK DOESN’T TELL USERS EVERYTHING IT REALLY KNOWS ABOUT THEM

Facebook has long let users see all sorts of things the site knows about them, like whether they enjoy soccer, have recently moved, or like Melania Trump. But the tech giant gives users little indication that it buys far more sensitive data about them, including their income, the types of restaurants they frequent and even how many credit cards are in their wallets.

Dec 27 03:31

Usain Bolt And Michael Phelps Endorse Marijuana's Medicinal Value

The world’s most successful swimmer, Michael Phelps, and fastest ever runner, Usain Bolt, have more in common than six foot five inch frames and trophy cabinets stuffed full of Olympic gold medals. Both athletes also endorse marijuana for its medicinal value.

Dec 26 17:17

Princeton Professor Debunks Man-made Global Warming Theory

Princeton Professor Williams Happer completely debunks the man-made global warming theory in just 7 minutes.

Dec 26 13:26

Top 5 Regrets Of The Dying

There was no mention of marathons or traveling around the world or more sex or bungee jumps. A palliative nurse who has counselled the dying in their last days has revealed the most common regrets we have at the end of our lives. And among the top, from men in particular, is ‘I wish I hadn’t worked so hard’.

Dec 26 10:23

Leo Kanner’s 1943 paper on autism

Kanner described Donald and ten other children in a 1943 paper entitled, Autistic Disturbances of Affective Contact1. In this initial description of ‘infantile autism?, which went on to become a classic in the field of clinical psychiatry, Kanner described a distinct syndrome instead of previous depictions of such children as feeble-minded, retarded, moronic, idiotic or schizoid. In the words of his contemporary Erwin Schrödinger, Kanner “thought what nobody has yet thought, about that which everybody sees.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Autism is not an historical illness. It appeared in 1943, when Thimerosal was first coming into widespread use as a vaccine preservative!

Dec 26 10:19

The Airport Of The Future Coming Sooner To U.S. Thanks To Trump

A glimpse into Donald Trump’s pledge to modernize U.S airports to bring them out of the “third-world” and into the future.

Dec 26 10:18

Corporate Media Admits 5 Years of Fukushima Fake News

The Corporate Media Called The Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown Coverup Fake News For Over 5 Years Before Finally Admitting The Truth.

Dec 26 09:09

22 Medical Studies That Show Vaccines Can Cause Autism

Concerns regarding vaccinations continue to increase exponentially in light of all of the information and documentation that has surfaced over the past few years. As a result, corporate media has responded to alternative media, stating that the increase of persons who are choosing to opt out of vaccines and the recommended vaccine schedule is a result of ‘fear mongering.’

Dec 26 08:36

8 REASONS WHY YOUR CHILD’S DOCTOR PUSHES VACCINES

Many parents believe their child’s health care provider will offer sound, trustworthy advice about what their child needs to stay healthy. There are many doctors and nurse practitioners who do this well.

However, some health care professionals promote vaccination not because vaccines are safe and effective, but because of other reasons that are not in the best interests of your child.

Read on to discover eight reasons why your child’s doctor will tell you to vaccinate your child.

Dec 26 07:52

Autism Rates In California Skyrocket Following Mandatory Vaccine Bill

According to new statistics, autism rates in California have exploded since the introduction of the mandatory vaccine bill last year.

Following the introduction of the controversial SB277 bill, signed by Governor Jerry Brown, autism rates have risen a staggering 17%.

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Bump to the top

Dec 25 09:21

Chile earthquake tsunami warning lifted

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center had warned that hazardous waves of up to 3m (9ft 10in) above tide level were possible on coasts located up to 1,000km from the quake's epicentre.
But it later said: "Based on all available data, the tsunami threat from this earthquake has now passed."

Dec 25 09:20

M7.6 - 39km SSW of Puerto Quellon, Chile

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There are tsunami watches along the coast of South America but none here in Hawaii.

Dec 24 12:02

Robots Could Replace Almost Half Of US Jobs By 2036

Automation through robots and other artificial intelligence could affect nearly half of all US jobs, a report from the Obama administration has found. Education and job-training programs could prevent the sea change from destroying the American economy.

Dec 23 17:32

Christmas Canceled? Solar Storm Heading Toward Earth Could Shut Down Power Grids

Millions will be dreaming by the fire soon, but a special Christmas delivery from the Sun could come early. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasts a solar storm blasting Earth any day now.

Dec 23 15:05

Snowy Weather in Syria [PHOTOS]

Syrian Army Soldiers Guarding Aleppo City http://en.farsnews.com/imgrep.aspx?nn=13951002000743

Dec 23 13:57

Bogoslof volcano erupts again, sends up another ash plume

The Bogoslof volcano in the Aleutian Islands was continuing to produce ash and aviation concerns after its third eruption of the week Friday morning.

Dec 23 13:57

BPA Found In Canned Dog Food Has Startling Implications

Researchers at the University of Missouri recently conducted a short-term study regarding bisphenol-A (BPA) in canned dog food. While BPA is known to cause a number of negative health effects (it is for instance, an endocrine-disrupting chemical), it is also ubiquitous in the environment. The goal of the study was essentially two-fold:…

Dec 23 13:37

Trash find reveals ex-Olympic gym doctor had 37,000 child porn images – FBI

A former Olympic gymnastics doctor has been arrested and faces federal charges on two counts of possession of child pornography after FBI investigators found at least 37,000 images and videos of child pornography in his garbage. Some videos show the doctor sexually assaulting girls under the age of 12.

Larry Nassar served as the US gym team physician during four Olympic Games before he left in fall 2015. He also worked as a doctor at Michigan State University before being fired in September.

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We already know there is a strong correlation between prescription antidepressants and violence. I think it is time to study the correlation between prescription antidepressants and other "odd" behavior.

Dec 23 12:44

Supplement Recently Discovered To Help PTSD Better Than SSRIs

A new study coming out of the University of South Carolina shows extremely promising results for a new treatment for PTSD and substance abuse. Although the new treatment is being misbranded as a pharmaceutical intervention – the substance being used is actually quite natural and has been known to many in the…

Dec 23 10:32

Photo of the day: Yugra. Surgut residents eat ice cream, ride bicycles in -50C

Temperature in Yugra, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, dropped to -62 °C.
Northeastern Siberia is hitting 10-year record low temperatures this week. Locals are enjoying the weather, posting videos and pictures doing things most people would think of doing only on hot summer days – eating ice cream, swinging in the park, even riding bicycles. There are extremely cold days in the Siberian city of Surgut (1,800 miles north east of Moscow). Dec. 21 was the coldest day in the last 10 years, when the temperature fell to -52 Celsius (-58 Fahrenheit) in the city. In the region, the lowest temperature recorded was -62 Celsius (-79 Fahrenheit), writes the URA.ru news agency. Local people are sharing their photos and videos on social media, showing how they are surviving in this extreme weather. http://rbth.com/politics_and_society/2016/12/23/surgut-residents-eat-i...

Dec 23 09:31

Chinese boffins: We're testing an 'impossible' EM Drive IN SPAAAACE

NASA has tentative plans to take an EM Drive out for a spin in Earth's orbit by 2018. Dr Chen said China has already done so. He didn’t give more details but it seems likely the Middle Kingdom version of the EM Drive is being tested on the country's Tiangong-2 space lab.

China is trying out different shapes for the reaction chamber of the drive to see which generates the most thrust. It's clear that the country is taking the EM Drive seriously and wants to get one operational as soon as possible.

"This technology is currently in the latter stages of the proof-of-principle phase, with the goal of making the technology available in satellite engineering as quickly as possible," said Li Feng, chief architect of the China National Space Technology Institute's communications satellite division, at the press conference.

Dec 22 16:39

Mystery of the disappearing clouds on Titan: Cassini images show 'strikingly different' views captured just one day apart - and NASA doesn't know why

Strange clouds circling Saturn’s largest moon have long perplexed scientists, and now, new images from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft have deepened the mystery.

Two views taken just one day apart show ‘strikingly different’ observations, with a cloudless Titan in one perspective, and a large field of bright clouds in the other.

The images were captured at different wavelengths, so some discrepancy is expected, but according to the space agency, ‘at least a hint of the clouds’ should have showed up where they now appear to be invisible.

Dec 22 16:27

Pandora up close: Nasa releases stunning image from Cassini's closest flyby yet of Saturn's mini moon

A new image from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft reveals a stunning close-up view of Saturn’s moon Pandora.

It’s one of the highest-resolution views yet, showing the 52-mile-wide moon that orbits just outside the F ring.

Cassini captured this image roughly 25,200 miles from Pandora during its closest-ever flyby on December 18.

Dec 22 15:36

California DMV Brings Self-Driving Uber Pilot To Screeching Stop

California’s Department of Motor Vehicles has erected a major hazard on Uber’s road towards autonomous vehicles. Registration for the rideshare company’s self-driving cars was revoked after citizens expressed safety concerns.

Dec 22 15:36

Testing Someone’s Sense Of Smell May Help Predict Alzheimer’s

Doctors could soon be able to diagnose early Alzheimer’s disease using a simple sniff test.

The disease, which is the most common type of dementia, affects 850,000 people in the UK.

Scientists have found increasing evidence that a person’s sense of smell sharply decreases in the early stages of Alzheimer’s and now a new study has shown that a simple sniff test could help the accuracy of diagnosing the awful disease.

Dec 22 14:41

PAPER: Your social media addiction is giving you depression... Break can boost wellbeing

"Don't look at the internet! Only look at ABCNNBBCBSFOX! You will be happier!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Dec 22 14:38

Rapacious consumerism and climate change

Graham Peebles highlights the destructiveness of neo-liberalism – the infinite desire for consumer goods and environmental degradation – and argues for a paradigm shift away from individualism and towards the community.

Dec 22 12:21

Watch Elon Musk Freak as SpaceX Makes History

Last year around this time, SpaceX pulled off the feat of launching a rocket and then having it return safely to Earth after sending its cargo into space. The milestone got plenty of news coverage at the time, but National Geographic TV has now released a video with a compelling inside angle: It shows SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and his employees watching the launch unfold—"this is bad," says Musk at one point, worried about impending failure—complete with jubilant celebration.

Dec 22 11:12

It's Not Cold Fusion... But It's Something

For nearly three decades, researchers in the field have not observed the emission of dangerous radiation. Heavy shielding has not been necessary. The Widom-Larsen theory offers a plausible explanation—localized conversion of gamma radiation to infrared radiation. The implication is that immense technological opportunities may exist if a practical source of energy can be developed from these laboratory curiosities.

Dec 22 10:16

Science Can Now Turn Plastic Bags Into Fuel!

Scientists have figured out how to turn polyethylene into diesel fuel! How did they do this and what does it mean for the future of plastic?

Dec 22 10:10

Why Social Security Is Doomed: “Birthrate At Lowest Level on Record”… And the Future Is Unfunded

Here’s more evidence that the “recovery” never really happened, and the entire social net structure is doomed to fall apart.

The birthrate, long tied to economic growth, has been dropping to its lowest point in recorded history.

This demographic shift is bad news for the economy – in terms of housing, consumer markets, and especially for the long-term funding of social security, medicaid, medicare and other obligations...

Read more at SHTF

Dec 22 10:03

Children in 3,000 US Communities Have Lead Poisoning Levels Higher Than Flint

Reuters reveals children in nearly 3,000 U.S. communities have lead poisoning levels higher than Flint Michigan

Dec 22 09:41

Ivanka Trump Accosted by Passenger on JetBlue Flight

If these stupid libtards keep this up,harrassing a mother in coach with 3 kids in tow,they are going to get prosecuted and maybe hurt!
This is despicable!

Ivanka Trump just had a bumpy start to her Xmas holiday ... an out-of-control passenger on her flight began verbally berating her and "jeering" at her 3 kids.

Ivanka was on a JetBlue flight leaving JFK Thursday morning with her family when a passenger started screaming, "Your father is ruining the country." The guy went on, "Why is she on our flight. She should be flying private." The guy had his kid in his arms as he went on the tirade.

Dec 22 08:11

PLANNED PARENTHOOD FACING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION BY TRUMP'S JUSTICE DEPARTMENT

Senator Chuck Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and FBI Director James Comey referring four Planned Parenthood affiliates in California and three fetal tissue brokers for investigation and possible criminal prosecution. While the current Attorney General Loretta Lynch isn't budging on the Obama administration's disregard for the unborn, many believe that after the January 20 inauguration of President Donald Trump there will be legal action against those involved in the sordid practices of Planned Parenthood.

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Dec 22 03:11

Expert Confirms Aluminium Does Cause Alzheimer’s

A link between aluminium and Alzheimer’s disease has existed for years, but many scientists have said there is not enough evidence to blame the metal, used by thousands for everyday purposes to cook and store food.

Dec 21 18:17

Energy Dept. Defends Obama’s Climate Action Plan By Firing Honest Scientist

Department of Energy (DOE) officials withheld information from Congress to advance President Barack Obama’s Climate Action Plan and fired an employee who honestly and thoroughly answered legislative staff’s questions, a congressional committee investigation found.

Dec 21 18:12

Real Science: 45% Of Brains Infected With “Stupid” Virus

Have you ever looked at the world around you and wondered why so many people seem intellectually challenged? Thanks to scientists at John Hopkins Medical School we now know that a virus really can alter the function and expression of your brain cells.

Dec 21 16:35

China says tests of Propellentless EMDrive on Tiangong 2 space station were successful

Dr. Chen Yue, Director of Commercial Satellite Technology for the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) announced on December 10, 2016 that not only has China successfully tested EmDrives technology in its laboratories, but that a proof-of-concept is currently undergoing zero-g testing in orbit (according to the International Business Times, this test is taking place on the Tiangong 2 space station).

Scientists with the China Academy of Space Technology claim NASA’s results ‘re-confirm’ what they’d already achieved, and have plans to implement it in satellites ‘as quickly as possible.’

Dec 21 15:59

10,000 Metric Tons Of Plastic Debris Enter Great Lakes Every Year – Study

A staggering 10,000 metric tons of plastic waste enters the Great Lakes every year, according to a new study. Most of the pollution is hosted by Lake Michigan, which has enough waste to fill 100 Olympic-sized pools with plastic bottles.

Dec 21 15:37

California Sues Feds Over Claims Offshore Fracking Had No Environmental Impact

iting risks to public health and marine life, California’s state attorney and the state Coastal Commission are suing the federal government over its recent conclusions that off-shore fracking has had no environmental impact.

“We must take every possible step to protect our precious coastline and ocean,” said Attorney General Kamal Harris on Monday in a statement. “The US Department of Interior’s inadequate environmental assessment would open the door to practices like fracking that may pose a threat to the health and well-being of California communities.”

Dec 21 14:40

Junk Food Ads Target Black Kids 50 Percent More Than Whites – Study

African-American and Latino children are more likely to be exposed to junk food ads than their white counterparts, a new study finds. New calls are being made for advertisers and networks to “do more” to prevent bad dining choices.

Dec 21 14:31

A PSA to the World from Woody Harrelson

Dec 21 13:21

FLASHBACK: 'Leaky Vaccines' Could Spur More Dangerous Disease

'Leaky' vaccines - ones like the flu vaccine that induce viral shedding - spread infection and keep particularly deadly viruses from dying out naturally.

Dec 21 12:17

Michigan: High Levels Of Lead In Children’s Blood, Emergency Declared

Flint, Michigan has declared a state of emergency after officials discovered that children had dangerous levels of lead in their blood.

Dec 21 11:54

Fukushima: Radioactive Salmon Discovered In Canada

Radioactive salmon due to Fukushima contamination has been discovered in British Columbia, Canada, by a team of research scientists from the University of Victoria.

Dec 21 11:46

JUDGE NOW HOLDS FATE OF OBAMA'S MANDATORY TRANSGENDER TREATMENT FOR KIDS

A Texas court is expected to make a decision before New Year’s Day on one of President Obama’s newest transgender mandates, which would require doctors to provide transgender treatment for kids who desire it.

That treatment would be required under Obama’s federal rule even if the physician is convinced it would harm the child.

Dec 21 10:06

JUNK FOOD ADS TARGET BLACK KIDS 50 PERCENT MORE THAN WHITES – STUDY

African-American and Latino children are more likely to be exposed to junk food ads than their white counterparts, a new study finds. New calls are being made for advertisers and networks to “do more” to prevent bad dining choices.
In the US alone, companies spend around $1.8 billion marketing junk food directly to kids and roughly nine out of every 10 youth-targeted food ads are for sugary drinks, cereals, sweets, snacks and fast food, according to the Obesity Action Coalition, a nonprofit advocacy group.

Researchers at the University of Connecticut’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity conducted a study that found African-Americans are subjected to 50 percent more of these junk food related ads and are more than twice as likely to see an ad for junk food than their white peers.

The study analyzed Nielsen data from 2008 to 2012, comparing the rate at which junk food and fast food ads were being viewed by children in different racial categories.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Corporations have no moral compass whatsoever; their goal is to produce profits, and by any means necessary; so this study is absolutely no surprise to me.

Junk food is value-engineered to be able to be created as cheaply as possible, and with as little real dietary value as possible, so it is no wonder that the study concluded that our African-American and Latino kids are suffering from diet-related diseases.

And here is where moms in all of our communities have to get pro-active right now, and educate themselves, and their kids, on what foods are really safe and wholesome to eat; and between GMO products in our foods, and value engineering, many of them are really not, but are sold to the American public just to turn a profit. For example, as reported at http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/:

Top Breakfast Cereals that Contain Monsanto’s GMO Corn

the article states: "The recent French study that linked Monsanto’s GMO corn to cancer, liver damage, organ failure, kidney damage and premature death - is now being taken very seriously by health organizations and even governments all over the world and they are now warning their people and farmers to make healthier and better food choices.

These products include: Barbara’s Bakery Puffins Peanut Butter
General Mills Cocoa Puffs
Kellogg’s Corn Pops
Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes
Kashi Heart to Heart
Kellogg’s Corn Flakes
General Mills Kix
General Mills Corn Chex
Quaker Honey Graham Oh’s
General Mills Honey Nut Chex

How many of these are in your kitchen cabinet right now?!?

Consumers have to, collectively, draw a line in the sand to those GMO corporations, and the corporations which use their products, and the junk food manufacturers and say, NO! You are not poisoning my kids with this stuff.

Then there has to be a very public boycott of these products, where the science is cited consistently; corporations need to be put on notice that if they are pushing junk food, or food with GMO products, that they will not be consumed, because we, the consumers, understand that both are hazardous to the health of our children.

When it comes to health, knowledge is power.

Dec 21 09:43

NEARLY 3,000 US COMMUNITIES HAVE LEAD LEVELS HIGHER THAN FLINT

A Reuters investigation this week uncovered nearly 3,000 different communities across the U.S. with lead levels higher than those found in Flint, Michigan, which has been the center of an ongoing water contamination crisis since 2014.

The investigation found that many of the hot-spots are receiving little attention or funding. Local healthcare advocates said they hope the reporting will spur action from influential community leaders.

All of the communities Reuters investigated had lead levels at least two times higher than Flint’s; more than 1,000 were four times higher. In most cases, the local data covered a 5- to 10-year period through 2015, the analysis states.

Areas affected by lead poisoning populate the map from Texas to Pennsylvania, reported Reuters‘ M.B. Pell and Joshua Schneyer. The available data charts 21 states that are home to about 61 percent of the U.S. population.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let me guess; the cities in which this this crisis is unfolding, very much like Baltimore, are in the poorest areas of the US, where corrupt politicians, who care nothing about the health and welfare of their citizens, keep getting elected, time after time, and consider their constituents to be "irrelevant", except for voting them back into office, so nothing gets done to cure the problem.

Corporate-induced poverty (the offshoring/outsourcing of the jobs which used to be the bedrock of America's middle class), coupled with the public assistance necessary to keep people alive, when there are no jobs, tends to keep those people forced to live this way, compliant.

I hope, and pray, that out of these communities dealing with this, there will come a small band of heroes who will get the word out, name and shame the politicians at the city, county, and state level, who are allowing this to happen, and get the problem solved.

Class action lawsuits are cumbersome, and take time; but perhaps, the threat of this happening to cities, counties, and states, will motivate them to collectively fix the problem as soon as possible.

Unfortunately, it is too late for the children who have already been affected by this lead poisoning; even though techniques like chelation therapy can get the lead out of their systems, it cannot counteract the brain damage these kids have already experienced.

Dec 21 09:22

Mellow Drivers? Study Says States with Medical-Marijuana Laws Have Lower Traffic Fatality Rates.

States with medical-marijuana laws have fewer traffic fatalities than those without, especially among younger drivers, a new study has found.

VROOM VROOM!

Side note: The Washington Post has forgotten how to capitalize titles.

Dec 21 08:49

Naples astride a rumbling mega-volcano

Since 2005, Campi Flegrei has been undergoing what scientists call "uplift", causing Italian authorities to raise the alert level in 2012 from green to yellow, signalling the need for active scientific monitoring.

The pace of ground deformation and low-level seismic activity has recently increased.

Two other active volcanoes—Rabaul in Papua New Guinea, and Sierra Negra in the Galapagos—"both showed acceleration in ground deformation before eruption with a pattern similar to that observed at Campi Flegrei," Chiodini said.

Dec 21 08:03

Pharma Execs Arrested in Conspiracy to Create Opioid Addicts for Profit

Earlier this month, federal prosecutors in the State of Massachusetts announced the arrest of six former pharmaceutical executives of Insys Therapeutics, Inc., manufacturer of a fentanyl based pain medication called ‘Subsys.’ Their nefarious scheme was a well-organized plot to have doctors overprescribe this medicine and ensure that pill shoppers were well-supplied.

Dec 20 15:57

17 reasons to NOT go fishing in Russia [pictors via Twitter Moments]

That last one looks strikingly similar to the Democrat nominee for President!

Dec 20 10:08

Cannabinoids Heal The Body

If this were the 60s or 70s and you told someone you were using cannabis for pain relief or to treat an illness, you might get a funny look. Today, however, countless legitimate medicinal uses have been discovered for the plant. It’s finally receiving positive…

Dec 19 17:19

Global Crop Losses That are Only Reported in Regional News

How many times has your local news reported on stories of global crop losses and price rises on food stuffs we eat, I bet rarely. Here is a list of the last three months of losses, you will be shocked at what is happening that is not being reported in the media.

Dec 19 15:15

Putin: Russian ambassador's murder provocation aimed at undermining Syria peace process

The fatal attack on Russia's ambassador to Turkey, who was killed by a gunman on Monday, is "clearly a provocation" aimed at undermining both Russian-Turkish relations and the settling of the Syrian crisis, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

Dec 19 12:25

Olympus executives plead the 5th when questioned about deadly outbreaks tied to medical scopes

Three senior executives at medical scope maker Olympus Corp. repeatedly invoked their 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination when questioned recently about internal company emails dealing with its role in superbug outbreaks.

The executives declined to answer questions about the correspondence during two days of depositions in Tokyo on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 in a U.S. civil case against Olympus, according to lawyers representing a Seattle hospital and a patient’s widow.

Dec 19 10:19

ALUMINIUM DOES CAUSE ALZHEIMER'S: EXPERT SAYS NEW FINDINGS CONFIRM THE METAL IS BEHIND THE DEVASTATING BRAIN DISEASE

A link between aluminium and Alzheimer's disease has long existed. But many scientists says there is not enough evidence to blame the metal, used by thousands for everyday purposes to cook and store food. However, Professor Chris Exley, from Keele University, says his latest research confirms it does indeed play a role in cognitive decline.

Dec 19 10:04

UN Climate Change Agenda Plot To Create ‘New World Order’

A former adviser to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has accused the United Nations (UN) of using the climate change agenda to usher in the New World Order.

Dec 19 09:40

Secret terrifying 13 FOOT 'Avatar war' robot learns to walk and mimic human movements

The giant robot, built in South Korea, works by repeating the actions of its pilot sitting inside by moving its enormous arms and legs up and down

Dec 19 09:24

Scott Adams: Watching the Climate Science Bubbles from the Outside

I often hear from people who are on one side or the other on the topic of climate change. And I think I spotted a new cognitive phenomenon that might not have a name.* I’ll call it cognitive blindness, defined as the inability to see the strong form of the other side of a debate.

The setup for cognitive blindness looks like this . . . .

Dec 19 09:21

In 2017, More Antibiotics Will Be Consumed By Farm Animals Than Humans

By April McCarthy

Researchers calculate that farmers globally feed 63,000 tonnes of antibiotics to chickens, pigs and cattle every year — and that will climb by 67 per cent, to 106,000 tonnes, by 2030...

Dec 19 07:56

Ancient water found in Canada is two billion years old – giving hope to Mars colony dreamers

Canada's oldest pool of water, nestled deep within a mine, is approximately two billion years old – and it could have sustained life, scientists have discovered.

Scientists collaborated with mining companies to drill deep into the Kidd Mine, Ontario, approximately three kilometers below to discover the oldest water samples. The scientists presented their research at a talk titled New Frontiers for Deep Fluids and Geobiology Research in the World's Oldest Rocks at this year’s American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco.

The age of the water was estimated by measuring the ratio of dissolved noble gases in the liquid, and matching them to periods in Earth’s history. Helium, neon, argon, and xenon trapped in Earth’s rocks can make its way to water as it trickles through the pores of the rock.

Dec 18 19:21

Study: Unvaccinated Children Healthier Than The Rest

A new peer-reviewed study comparing the health of vaccinated vs unvaccinated children has concluded that kids who do not receive vaccinations are significantly healthier .

Dec 18 10:35

HEALTH ALERT: People urged not to eat supermarket gravy containing PAINT THINNER chemical

OFFICIALS have tonight issued an urgent safety notice after potentially dangerous levels of a paint thinner chemical were found in batches of supermarket gravy granules.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is urging people not to consume Kania Gravy Granules bought from the supermarket chain Lidl over fears they could cause nasty side effects.

Two batches of the product contain the chemical xylene, which is used to make paint thinner, and which when consumed can cause symptoms including headaches, dizziness, nausea and vomiting.

Dec 18 09:08

FIRST THYROID CANCER CASE IN JAPAN RECOGNIZED AS FUKUSHIMA-RELATED & COMPENSATED BY GOVT

A man who worked at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan during the disastrous 2011 meltdown has had his thyroid cancer recognized as work-related. The case prompted the government to finally determine its position on post-disaster compensation.

The unnamed man, said to be in his 40s, worked at several nuclear power plants between 1992 and 2012 as an employee of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. He was present at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant during the March 11, 2011 meltdown. Three years after the disaster, he was diagnosed with thyroid gland cancer, which the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare confirmed on Friday as stemming from exposure to radiation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is only reasonable that this this man getting compensated, although his death sentence from cancer will not be stayed; but what about Americans getting sick, and potentially developing cancer, from eating radioactive fish from Fukushima?!?

What does TEPCO intend to do for them?!?

WATCH: RADIOACTIVE FISH FROM FUKUSHIMA FOUND IN CALIFORNIA

Dec 18 08:33

Hundreds of acres of Ohio’s only national forest to be leased for fracking

In a $1.7 million dollar deal, more than 700 acres of Ohio’s only national forest is being leased for fracking.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has decided to go ahead with their plans to auction off thousands of acres of the forest, despite heavy public opposition.

On Wednesday, the BLM announced that they have leased 769 acres of land to fossil fuel development companies in Texas, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Colorado and Oklahoma. The companies will still need to obtain a permit before drilling can begin.

Dec 17 09:15

TEPCO: Fukushima nuclear clean-up, compensation costs nearly double previous estimate at $250 billion

The total cost of decommissioning the stricken nuclear power plant at Fukushima and providing compensation to victims has nearly doubled, with a new estimate placing the cost at $250 billion. Five and a half years after the nuclear disaster, the painstaking work of cleaning up the radioactive disaster zone is progressing very slowly. Workers on the site have just finished a two-year project to remove a temporary building that was encasing the number 1 reactor.

Dec 17 07:41

M7.9 - 46km E of Taron, Papua New Guinea

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is along that same fault line at the southwest edge of the Pacific plate where there have been several major quakes in recent week,s including the 7.8 in the Solomon Islands.

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaii.

Dec 17 07:05

Gardasil and DTaP vaccines top hit list

A bitter war of words is raging between the manufacturers of vaccine DTaP and whistleblowers over vaccines. Critics believe there is a causal link to autism and even death.

Dec 16 19:59

Global Warming Theories Implode With Record High Sea-Ice Levels

Scientists have confirmed that sea-ice levels across Antarctica have reached record highs since records began, bringing the man-made global warming theory into disrepute.

Dec 16 15:14

Beijing Issues Red Alert Over Severe Air Pollution

A red alert for air pollution has been issued in the Chinese capital for the first time this year as choking smog is expected to cover the city and surrounding areas in north China during the next five days.

Dec 16 15:13

The Decline And Fall Of Collectivism

“THERE IS NO THERE THERE.”

– GERTRUDE STEIN

The study of history has long been an enjoyable activity for me. A conclusion I have drawn from it has been that civilizations are created by individuals; they are destroyed by collectives. One can see such dynamics at work in what has been taking place in recent decades in the collapse of a once life-sustaining Western Civilization.

Dec 16 10:28

Flint 2.0? Texas City Warns Residents Not to Drink or Use Tap Water

A Texas city began warning residents on Thursday that their water supply is contaminated and that they should avoid using the tap water in any form, including boiling, until an investigation is completed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If you take a look at the Material Safety Data Sheet, supplied by the company which manufactures it, this stuff is nasty:

Material Safety Data Sheet
INDULIN® AA-86

But someone had to be "asleep at the switch" at Valero's asphalt plant, if this happened the way Valero's damage control group says it happened.

Again, when safety standards are abandoned, bad things happen; with this event having happened to the local Corpus Christi water supply, it looks like it might be a while before the situation is brought totally under control.

Dec 16 10:05

Seven Reasons Why The US's New Mental Health Law Is Dangerous

This week, President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act, touting the bipartisan mental health measure as “bringing to reality the possibility of new breakthroughs to some of the greatest health-care challenges of our time.” However, the reality behind this legislation is not quite what it appears to be.

Dec 16 09:54

Coming next in ObamaCare: Insurance rationing?

For Minnesotans, coming next is meant literally. In order to keep insurers from fleeing the Mnsure ObamaCare exchange, Commerce Commissioner Mark Rothman and Governor Mark Dayton had to agree to massive rate increases across the board, which have garnered most of the headlines and discussion in this state and around the nation. Another less-discussed concession, though, might have even worse portents for the unaffordable Affordable Care Act. Rothman and Dayton have allowed insurers to cap enrollments in order to limit their losses — an act of rationing that may set precedent for negotiations in other states.

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Dec 16 09:37

Ex-nurse Megan Haines sentenced to 27 years jail for nursing home insulin murders

A FORMER nurse has been jailed for at least 27 years for murdering two residents at a northern NSW aged-care facility by injecting them with lethal doses of insulin.

Megan Haines, 49, was found to have murdered Marie Darragh, 82, and Isabella Spencer, 77, in May 2014 at Ballina’s St Andrews Village, after learning they had made complaints about her.

In the NSW Supreme Court on Friday, Justice Peter Garling described the murders as “particularly serious”, noting the vulnerability of the victims and the registered nurse’s significant breach of trust.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Gotta watch out for those needles!

Dec 16 09:33

Second drug giant ‘ripped off NHS’ by hiking up cost of lifesaving drug by 12,000 PER CENT

Actavis UK hiked the cost of 10mg hydrocortisone tablets from 70p in April 2008 to an eye-watering £88 per pack by March this year, according to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

It equates to an increase of more than 12,000 per cent.

Before April 2008, the NHS spent about £522,000 a year on hydrocortisone tablets.

But by 2015, this had soared to a whopping £70million a year.

Dec 16 09:21

Stress, Depression and Anxiety Are All Alleviated By Probiotics

By Mae Chan

Intestinal bacteria are the focus of intense research by scientists worldwide. They play a significant role in causing and preventing hundreds of diseases. According to a new systematic review and meta-analysis, probiotics have several advantageous effects on mental health by lessening the psychological symptoms of perceived stress, depression and anxiety.

There are over 400 species of bacteria in your belly right now that can be the key to health or disease. The genomes of the bacteria and viruses of the human gut alone are thought to encode 3.3 million genes.

Published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, the study reviewed the results of seven previous studies which tested for symptoms in over 300 healthy volunteers both before and after supplementation with a probiotic...

Dec 16 09:05

Bombshell: Sacrificing children to the state of California: SB18

This bill is basically setting up the population of California for state regulatory agencies to fill in the blanks later, to make specific controls out of the vague generalities in the bill. Get it?

“Medical care and nutrition and parenting and education are what we say they are. We define and enforce, you obey.”

SB18 is also an invitation to immigrants anywhere in the world who can get to California with their children, or will give birth to children after arriving: “Just be here and we’ll take care of you.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The last gasp of the Nanny State?

Dec 16 09:03

3 million cubic meters of lava are ready to blow in the air at Popocatepetl

Scientists observed the inner crater was almost completely filled with lava. In other words, about 3 million cubic meters of lava are likely going to blow in the air by one or more explosions in the coming days or weeks.

Dec 16 08:46

Ceres hides water ice in its shadowy poles: Discovery points to a subsurface ocean that could hold alien life

Water ice has been confirmed at poles of the dwarf planet Ceres.

The ice is buried in craters around the planet's darkest regions, which are perpetually shielded from the sun.

They confirm that Ceres contains ice in its crust, which could point to a subsurface ocean and the possibility of life.

Dec 16 08:34

Congress Passes Bill to Start Putting RFID Chips in Disabled People (Video)

It was just last week, in a post titled, Start “Doubling Up On Your Prepping;” Countdown to Economic Collapse, when I quoted Mac Slavo who said:

-- “Now that the Western world has turned in the direction of Trump and Brexit, it may be that the bankster class is prepared to start the next phase.”

Several days after that post, came the news that the global elites were proceeding forward with their plain for a cashless society, and and why not test out a brand new program like that in a small country like India. As it turns out, over the last several years India (with a population of slightly over 1.2 BILLION people), the government has been installing biometric databases to read various body parts in even the most remote corners of the smallest towns and villages across all of India.

Dec 16 08:22

In Legal Marijuana States, Consumers Are Turning to Buds Over Beer

A new industry study says access to legal marijuana is having a negative impact on beer sales. That's bad news for the brewing industry, but good news from a public health perspective.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Much of the funding to oppose marijuana legalization came from Big Alcohol!

Dec 15 18:03

London Woman 1st In World To Give Birth Using Ovarian Tissue Frozen Before Puberty

A London woman is believed to be the first in the world to give birth with the help of ovarian tissue that was frozen before she reached puberty. The tissue was removed from her body ahead of chemotherapy treatment needed to treat a blood disorder.

Dec 15 17:59

The 7 Most Dangerous Vaccines Injected into Humans

Stay away from vaccines...

Dec 15 16:41

EU's Galileo satellite system goes live after 17 years

The EU's Galileo satellite system has gone live, aiming to supply the world's most accurate satellite navigation technology.

It follows 17 years of development, plagued by delays and budget increases.

The 18 satellites initially launched will be of only limited use at first for smartphones and in-car systems.

But officials hope the system will eventually provide greater location accuracy than either the US or Russian military services.

Dec 15 15:41

Say Goodbye To The Gene Theory

By Rosanne Lindsay

Today, disease rates skyrocket as we function under false assumptions and old paradigms. Science clings to Genetic Determinism in the mistaken belief that our DNA is the sole determinant for who we are. We are led to believe we are defective, victims of our own DNA based on “mistakes in DNA replication” that change our cells from normal to abnormal.

Women are increasingly victimized as “defective” through genetic branding...

Dec 15 13:58

Congress Just Quietly Handed Drug Companies a Dangerous Victory

Whereas drug approval traditionally required the demonstration of real clinical benefit in a randomized clinical trial, under the Act drug firms will increasingly be able to rely on flimsier forms of evidence for approval of their therapies (incremental steps in this direction, it is worth noting, have already occurred). The Act, by reconfiguring the drug regulatory process, lowers the standards for drug approval—a blessing for drug makers, but an ill omen for public health.

Dec 15 13:17

Florida’s Largest Lake is Now a Toxic Wasteland, a Victim of Politics as Usual

As the Standing Rock movement enters the next phase of their struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the world has for once mustered en masse for an environmental cause, many incredibly important battles for water and life are being lost around the nation, in want of attention and action, yet kept off the radar of public consciousness.

Take for example, the ongoing disaster at Florida’s largest inland body of water, Lake Okeechobee, which is now a poisoned wasteland spreading deadly algae blooms from coast to coast. This event is the direct result of man-made activity, primarily the policies, politics and practices of surrounding sugar cane farming, although cattle ranching, suburban development, and golf courses are also major factors.

Dec 15 12:41

South Korea comes a step closer to LIMITLESS energy: Country's fusion reactor sustains plasma for more than a minute in a new world record

Engineers in South Korea have pushed the boundaries of nuclear fusion by setting a new record for maintaining plasma.

Plasma is one of the four states of matter - the others being liquid, gas and solid - with examples being lightning and the sun.

In a reactor at a national fusion facility, a team managed to keep superheated plasma in a steady state for more than a minute.

The new record marks another step towards nuclear fusion as a potentially limitless source of energy.

Dec 15 09:26

California Bill of Rights for Children Would Give The State New Powers Over Your Kids

By Vin Armani

“This bill would declare the intent of the Legislature to expand and codify the Bill of Rights for Children and Youth of California to establish a comprehensive framework that governs the rights of all children and youth in California, outlines the research-based essential needs of California’s children, and establishes standards relating to the health, safety, well-being, early childhood and educational opportunities, and familial supports necessary for all children to succeed.”

Vin explains what this could mean for parental rights and liberty in the video below:

Dec 15 09:01

Multi-material 3D printer squirts out homemade electronic circuits

As 3D printers shrink in size and price and make their way into more homes, they're starting to bring more of the higher-end functions, like the ability to print objects with multiple materials, down to the consumer level. German startup Next Dynamics has now unveiled the NexD1, a multi-color, multi-material 3D printer for the home that can use a conductive resin to create custom electronic circuit boards.

Dec 15 07:29

Obama's healthcare reforms will cost taxpayers an extra $10BILLION next year because of double-digit premium hikes, new study finds 

Barack Obama's subsidized healthcare reforms will cost taxpayers an extra $10billion next year, a new report has found.

Research by the Center for Health and Economy has found the sum will be needed to cover double-digit premium hikes.

Dec 14 20:10

Can Test For 3-Year-Olds Predict Who’ll End Up In Jail Or On Drugs?

Scientists have developed a test for three-year-old children which they claim can determine whether kids will grow up to be a burden on society by becoming criminals or reliant on welfare.

The simple test, developed by researchers at King’s College London, takes 45 minutes and gauges children’s intelligence, language and motor skills, as well as their levels of tolerance, restlessness, impulsivity and social disadvantage.

Dec 14 20:03

California professor in hiding after anti-Trump rant

And she has a safe space for her cupcakes to be safe from Big Bad Donald. These people are awakening a Dragon.

Los Angeles (AFP) - A California college professor who told her students that Donald Trump's election was an "act of terrorism" has gone into hiding after her comments prompted a firestorm and death threats.

Olga Perez Stable Cox, who teaches human sexuality at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, fled the state after a video of her rant -- secretly recorded by one of her students -- was posted on Facebook, prompting outrage and threats on her life, the Orange County Register reported on Monday.

Dec 14 16:10

Georgia Finds 9 More DHS Attempts To Hack State Election System

Georgia is calling on Donald Trump to investigate the Department of Homeland Security after the discovery of 9 more attempts by the agency to hack the state’s election system.

Dec 14 13:42

More Doctors Confessing To Intentionally Diagnosing Healthy People With Cancer To Make Money

It happens more often than you can imagine, but more doctors are finally getting caught in the act of misrepresenting their oath and fraudulently diagnosing healthy patients with cancer to turn a quick buck from kickbacks on chemotherapy poisons.

Dec 14 13:19

Mars-Like Station Premieres On First-Ever Facebook 360 Livestream

Living on Mars remains a long way off, but scientists are already replicating life on the Red Planet. With Facebook’s brand-new Live 360 video feature, anyone can get behind the scenes of the very real Mars simulation and take a tour around the station.

On Tuesday, Facebook and National Geographic introduced the very first 360 video live stream from Utah, where eight space scientists spent 80 days in isolation.

Dec 14 13:18

“You Are Hurting Future Generations”: Mark Ruffalo’s Message To People Profiting From Fossil Fuels

More than $5 trillion worth of investments are now pledged to be divested from fossil fuels.

Dec 14 12:16

EPA releases new report and confirms what we all knew: Fracking contaminates drinking water

Regardless of the changes they made to the report, the EPA still downplayed the health risks, not going as far as to call them “widespread” but merely highlighting the lack of data on fracking’s impact on water: “Data gaps and uncertainties limited EPA’s ability to fully assess the potential impacts on drinking water resources both locally and nationally,” the agency said in a statement. “The understanding of the potential impacts from hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources will continue to improve over time as new information becomes available.”

Dec 14 12:15

“This is the right thing to do”: Energy CEO on ending leases to drill near Blackfeet Nation

After 35 years of fighting for the cancellation of nearly 50 oil and gas leases, Montana’s Blackfeet tribe scored an unexpected victory when Devon Energy voluntarily backed out of their claims.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Before we all start tossing confetti at the fracking company, their cancellation may not be all that altruistic. The recent oil price war has driven many fracking companies into the red, and estimates of the harvest from shale oil have consistently proven to be, shall we say, over optimistic! Devon Energy may have decided to cancel the deal for purely financial reasons, then exploited it for PR value.

Dec 14 11:31

New Jersey Assembly Committee Passes Bill to Legalize Raw Milk

By Mike Maharrey

On Monday, a New Jersey Assembly committee unanimously approved a bill that would legalize limited raw milk sales in the state, taking an important step toward effectively nullifying a federal prohibition scheme in effect.

Assemblymen John DiMiao (R-Dist. 23) introduced Assembly Bill 696 (A696) earlier this year. The legislation would allow holders of a raw milk permit “to sell, offer for sale or otherwise make available raw milk directly to consumers but only at the farm or property where the raw milk is produced.”...

Dec 14 09:48

ASTEROID FEARS: Space rock of 'uncertain orbit' to skim earth in just FOUR DAYS

The asteroid called 2016 XK18 was discovered this month, and is anything from 42 to 93 metres long, meaning it could destroy a city the size of London if it struck.

NASA, which is discovering around 30 new space rocks a week, believes it will pass safely at 5.8 times the distance from the Earth to the moon - that is 1.38 million miles.

But cosmically speaking, that is a cat's whisker, and the US space agency admits it is not year clear of its orbital path.

Each so-called "near-Earth asteroid" is given a condition code from 0 to 9 on how certain it is of its path.

Zero means NASA is certain, whereas nine is highly uncertain.

The new asteroid has been given the second worst code of eight.

Dec 14 07:46

EPA fracking report drops claim of no evidence of ‘widespread, systemic impact’ on drinking water

In June 2015, the EPA produced a draft of the fracking report, stating they “did not find evidence that these mechanisms have led to widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources in the United States.” That one sentence was hailed by the oil and gas industry, while anti-fracking activists called it a political move by the Obama administration.

The finalized report released Tuesday does not include that controversial statement. Instead, the EPA stresses “data gaps and uncertainties” inhibit it from making a definitive conclusion one way or the other.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Five years and $29 million and the final report is "We don't know." Yep, that's the government!

Dec 13 18:09

The 'jackpot' under Curiosity's wheels: NASA says rover has found more clues Mars once has microbial life

NASA's Curiosity rover has revealed how the ground under its wheels was once 'perfect' for life.

The rover is climbing a layered Martian mountain, and has found the ingredients for a 'stew of life', researchers said.

New NASA analysis revealed today points to a 'evidence of how ancient lakes and wet underground environments changed, billions of years ago, creating more diverse chemical environments that affected their favorability for microbial life.'

'There is so much variability in the composition at different elevations, we've hit a jackpot,' said John Grotzinger, of Caltech in Pasadena, California.

Hematite, clay minerals and boron are among the ingredients found to be more abundant in layers farther uphill, compared with lower, older layers examined earlier in the mission.

'Variations in these minerals and elements indicate a dynamic system,' Grotzinger said.

Dec 13 18:06

Curiosity in crisis: NASA reveals rover's drill has crippled its robotic arm and stranded it on the red planet

Engineers are troubleshooting a snag on NASA's Curiosity that's preventing the rover from moving its robotic arm and driving to another spot on Mars, the space agency said Tuesday.

The problem involves a motor in the rover's drill that is used to bore into rocks.

Curiosity has been taking pictures and tracking the weather, but doing little else for the past two weeks.

'We're keeping busy with using the other instruments on the rover while they do these tests,' said Ashwin Vasavada, project scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which manages the mission.

Dec 13 15:55

MAKE YOUR OWN NANO-SILVER

Above all, cleanliness is imperative! I use vinegar to clean the beaker and the .9999 silver rods (purchased from eBay). Some websites say you can use silver coins in an emergency, but that will result in other metals being driven into the solution that you may not want in your body unless the silver coins are investment grade .999 pure.

After cleaning, fill the beaker with distilled water. Do NOT use bottled mineral water as you may get unexpected chemical reactions. Heat the water in the beaker to just below boiling as the hotter the water is the finer and more effective the particles of silver will be.

Insert the silver rods and connect to a 30 volt DC power supply. 30 volts is ideal, but you can get by using three 9 volt batteries connected in series. If you are using two silver rods, polarity does not matter.

Dec 13 13:27

HOW “OPEN SOURCE” SEED PRODUCERS FROM THE U.S. TO INDIA ARE CHANGING GLOBAL FOOD PRODUCTION

Frank Morton has been breeding lettuce since the 1980s. His company offers 114 varieties, among them Outredgeous, which last year became the first plant that NASA astronauts grew and ate in space. For nearly 20 years, Morton’s work was limited only by his imagination and by how many different kinds of lettuce he could get his hands on. But in the early 2000s, he started noticing more and more lettuces were patented, meaning he would not be able to use them for breeding. The patents weren’t just for different types of lettuce, but specific traits such as resistance to a disease, a particular shade of red or green, or curliness of the leaf. Such patents have increased in the years since, and are encroaching on a growing range of crops, from corn to carrots — a trend that has plant breeders, environmentalists and food security experts concerned about the future of the food production.

Dec 13 11:08

Diet drinks DON'T help you lose weight: Study finds they contain a chemical that BOOSTS appetite

The research follows a recent study showing just two glasses of diet drinks a day could double someone's risk of developing diabetes, with a team at Karolinska Institute in Sweden suggesting they may stimulate appetite, causing people to put on weight.

Dec 13 10:20

THEY’RE FINISHED!!! TRUMP TEAM ASKS FOR IDENTITIES OF DOE EMPLOYEES WORKING ON CLIMATE CHANGE HOAX

Progressives who worship at the altar of environmentalism are growing increasingly worried that President-elect Donald Trump, a known climate change skeptic, may undo much of the work they have done over the past eight years to advance their green agenda at the expense of the American economy.

Dec 13 10:11

How Did The World Get Addicted To Sugar?

Few would argue that excess refined sugar is pernicious to our health. However, hardly anyone is aware of the manipulation and deceit initiated and perpetuated by the sugar industry to insulate us from this truth.

Dec 13 09:37

Growing Incidence of Cardiotoxicity and Heart Damage After Chemotherapy

By Dave Mihalovic

The evidence against the use of chemotherapy continues to mount, especially if you’re diabetic. Heart damage caused by chemotherapy is worse in cancer patients with metabolic diseases, according to a study presented EuroEcho-Imaging 2016.

The overall contribution of cytotoxic chemotherapy to 5-year survival in adults is well below 3 percent. Oncologists are now being advised that the toxic treatment has dire consequences for those with metabolic diseases such as diabetes and insulin resistance...

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