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Feb 27 11:12

California's deadly 'Big One' could be caused by volcanic eruptions: Report warns the state's SEVEN active volcanoes are a ‘nearly forgotten hazard' despite events occurring as often as major San Andreas quakes

Californians are all, by now, well aware of the risks posed by the state’s more hostile natural forces; from earthquakes to wildfires and landslides, officials have spent decades preparing the public for possible disasters.

But, experts say there’s one major threat they’ve largely been sleeping on: volcanoes.

According to a new report from the US Geological Survey, volcanic eruptions are about as common in California as the largest earthquakes along the San Andreas Fault, though they receive far less attention.

Experts warn the seven active volcanoes positioned throughout the state, including Mount Shasta and the Salton Buttes, have potential to affect hundreds of thousands of people in the event of an eruption.

Feb 27 09:37

Help Protect Vaccine Choice

Threats to end religious and philosophical vaccine exemptions have reached an unprecedented level. State legislators across the country have filed approximately 70 bad vaccine bills this year, many of which seek to take away parents’ rights to make healthcare decisions for their children.

Last week, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb hinted in a CNN interview that if non-medical vaccine exemptions were not abolished at the state level, federal health agencies might intercede – making vaccine mandates into federal law.

In response to a recent measles outbreak two “emergency” vaccine-related hearings have been announced on Capitol Hill. This Wednesday, the Energy & Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee will hold a hearing on the current measles outbreak and response efforts. https://energycommerce.house.gov

Feb 27 09:21

Nuclear Weapons: Who Has What at a Glance

At the dawn of the nuclear age, the United States hoped to maintain a monopoly on its new weapon, but the secrets and the technology for making nuclear weapons soon spread. The United States conducted its first nuclear test explosion in July 1945 and dropped two atomic bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. Just four years later, the Soviet Union conducted its first nuclear test explosion. The United Kingdom (1952), France (1960), and China (1964) followed. Seeking to prevent the nuclear weapon ranks from expanding further, the United States and other like-minded states negotiated the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) in 1968 and the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) in 1996.

Feb 27 09:07

India’s and Pakistan’s War and Nuclear War Plans

One of the most likely places for a major power war or nuclear war is between India and Pakistan. They each have between 80 and 200 nuclear weapons. This is the most likely place where a major nuclear war could break out. It is important for us to understand the situation and the thinking of the two countries.

India and Pakistan have had four major wars in 1947, 1965, 1971 and 1999. They also have had many border skirmishes and incidents.

There is an insightful video from a 2015 talk by Abhijit Iyer.

Feb 27 06:36

Here’s How You’ll Die When the SHTF

Here are the top 10 ways you're most likely to die when the SHTF, along with steps you can take to prevent your untimely demise.

Feb 26 21:50

Democrat House Oversight Subcommittee Schedules Hearing on Climate Change, Democrats Don’t Show Up….

A panel was set to deliver testimonials and statements to advance the priorities of the Democrat congressional team selling the Green New Deal; except, well, the majority Democrats ran into a problem…. they didn’t show up for the hearing.

Feb 26 18:24

Study: More Than Half Quit Using Prescription Drugs After Using Cannabis and CBD Products

By Aaron Kesel

A survey on cannabidiol (CBD) usage found that women are more likely than men to use CBD; and once they start using it they quit traditional forms of big pharma painkillers like Tylenol, ibuprofen, and Vicodin, Forbes reported.

Brightfield Group, a cannabis market research organization, and HelloMD, an online community that brings together doctors and cannabis patients, studied 2,400 of HelloMD’s community of 150,000 members by monitoring their usage of CBD products and their overall effectiveness...

Feb 26 15:59

Physicians for Informed Consent

PIC is the first physician organization dedicated to safeguarding informed consent in vaccination.

“It is our responsibility as physicians to protect our patients. Let’s not let them down.”

– Shira Miller, M.D.

PIC Founder and President

Feb 26 15:27

Fatal Flaw in Climate Change Science - Suspicious0bservers


Published on Feb 26, 2019
We must stop pollution for reasons of biosphere toxicity, NOT because of climate change. The TSI model of solar forcing ignores nearly all climate forcing aspects of space weather AND applies that forcing to the human total. This video shows that fact in a way that anyone can understand.

Feb 26 13:17

TOXIC WEED KILLER FOUND IN ALMOST ALL BEER AND WINE BRANDS

Most of us take it for granted that the food and drinks we buy from the store are not putting our health at risk.However, new research from public health groups and scientists from the past several years indicates that food and drinks are contaminated with glyphosate, the main ingredient in the weed killer Roundup. This is a potential health problem because in 2015 the World Health Organization found that glyphosate is a probable carcinogen, and in 2017, the state of California agreed.

Feb 26 10:39

MUSK SLAMS SEC AFTER DECISION TO HOLD HIM IN CONTEMPT OF COURT

We reported yesterday that The United States Securities and Exchange Commission was looking to hold Tesla CEO Elon Musk in contempt for breaching a court ordered settlement that Musk slithered away with as a result of his fraudulent tweet from last summer claiming he had funding secured for the buyout of Tesla at $420 per share.

If you thought that as a result of this contempt claim that maybe – just maybe – this time would be different and Musk would have learned by now not to pick a fight with regulators, you were dead wrong.

After the SEC alleged that a recent Tweet from February 19 was in violation of Musk's court order to have his social media posts pre-approved by a lawyer, Musk responded to the SEC action yesterday by calling the agency "embarrassing".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have a "hug and a gentle tap on the shoulder" relationship with this guy.

If you love science, you have to love and respect Musk's sheer genius, at looking at challenges with a very unique perspective on how to fix them; at the same time, the man desperately needs a "business nanny" who will keep him from doing stupid things like the tweet about having secured the money for a buyout of Tesla last summer.

Feb 26 10:37

Has the Government got it wrong on 'dirty diesel' cars? Tests show some BMW, Mercedes and Vauxhall models produce almost ZERO harmful NOx emissions

Some of the latest diesel cars on sale today produce no - or next-to-no - harmful nitrogen oxides (NOx) associated with causing tens of thousands of premature deaths in Britain each year, new independent research has revealed.

A Mercedes-Benz family saloon with a diesel engine tested on the road by German motoring group ADAC was found to produce no harmful NOx pollution during controlled measurements.

Meanwhile a BMW estate and Vauxhall Astra were recorded as emitting just one miligram of NOx per kilometer - significantly below the current legal threshold of 168 mg/km.

The results bring into question the continued 'demonisation' of diesel by ministers at home and around the world that have resulted in a monumental downturn for the automotive industry, British job losses and manufacturers pulling operations from the UK.

Feb 26 10:36

Herbicide used in weed killer Roundup is detected in several leading beer and wine brands including Coors Light, Budweiser and Beringer

Traces of a controversial weed killer have been detected in a number of the world's leading beer and wine brands, a new report claims.

In a study by public-interest advocacy group US PIRG that tested five wines and 15 beers, including organic ones, the chemical glyphosate was found in all but one of the beverages sampled.

Glyphosate - the most common herbicide in the world and an ingredient in the weed killer Roundup - is a probable human carcinogen, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organization.

The report acknowledged that the levels detected were below limits set by the Environmental Protection Agency, but PIRG the results warrant some degree of public concern.

Feb 26 10:22

Rockefeller, Johns Hopkins, and Bristol Meyers Sqibb Sued for $1-Billion for Intentionally Infecting People with Syphilis

A federal judge recently approved a $1 billion lawsuit against Johns Hopkins University, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (BMY.N) and the Rockefeller Foundation. The lawsuit is seeking restitution for victims who were intentionally infected with syphilis during government experiments in Guatemala during the 1940s.

Hundreds of Guatemalans were reportedly infected with syphilis during the studies, which were designed to test the ability of penicillin to treat sexually transmitted diseases. The lawsuit was pending and waiting in limbo for the past four years until it was finally approved by U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang last month. In 2015, when the lawsuit was originally filed, there were 750 victims seeking restitution, now there are only 444 plaintiffs and some remaining relatives.

Feb 26 10:16

Neanderthals walked upright just like the humans of today

Neanderthals are often depicted as having straight spines and poor posture. However, these prehistoric humans were more similar to us than many assume. University of Zurich researchers have shown that Neanderthals walked upright just like modern humans - thanks to a virtual reconstruction of the pelvis and spine of a very well-preserved Neanderthal skeleton found in France.

An upright, well-balanced posture is one of the defining features of Homo sapiens. In contrast, the first reconstructions of Neanderthals made in the early 20th century depicted them as only walking partially upright. These reconstructions were based on the largely preserved skeleton of an elderly male Neanderthal unearthed in La Chapelle-aux-Saints, France.

Feb 26 09:41

The Dangers of a Mandatory DNA Database

In Arizona this week, a state legislator named David Livingston stirred a controversy about DNA that may be a portent of privacy nightmares to come. A law he proposed would have forced many residents to give samples of their DNA to a state database, to be stored with their name and Social Security number.

If passed, “many people—from parent school volunteers and teachers to real estate agents and foster parents—will have no choice but to give up their DNA,” The Arizona Republic reported. “Any DNA in the database could be accessed and used by law enforcement in a criminal investigation. It could also be shared with other government agencies across the country for licensing, death registration, to identify a missing person or to determine someone’s real name.”

Feb 26 09:40

Green New Deal Reveals the Naked Truth of Agenda 21

By Tom DeWeese

Sometimes if you fight hard enough and refuse to back down, no matter the odds, your truth is vindicated and prevails!

For twenty years I have been labeled a conspiracy theorist, scaremonger, extremist, dangerous, nut case. I’ve been denied access to stages, major news programs, and awarded tin foil hats. All because I have worked to expose Agenda 21 and its policy of sustainable development as a danger to our property rights, economic system, and culture of freedom...

Feb 26 08:17

Drug-Addicted Parrots Create Nuisance for India’s Opium Cultivators - Reports

Licensed opium farmers in the state of Madhya Pradesh are facing the menace of drug-addicted parakeets right at the time when crops are at the stage of ripening, the ANI news agency reports.

The farmers are still reeling from damages to their standing crops arising from adverse weather conditions. Now they are being forced to contend with addicted parrots stealing their produce.

These parrots hover over fields from day to night, and when an opportunity presents itself, they suck out the opium sap from the crops. Some brazen bird even pluck off poppy pods and fly away with them, causing permanent loss to farmers.

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When parakeets go bad ...

Feb 26 08:16

900 people died of measles in Madagascar outbreak. Could that happen in the U.S.?

As public health officials monitor a measles outbreak in Washington state, the World Health Organization says a separate measles epidemic in Madagascar has killed more than 900 people.
Since the outbreak began in September, the country in East Africa has seen more than 68,000 cases of the highly infectious disease, according to WHO. The organization says 553 people have died and an additional 373 are suspected to have died because of the measles. Babies are most at risk.

Feb 26 08:16

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos wants to put a TRILLION humans in space to create colonies populated by ‘1,000s of Mozarts and Einsteins’

Billionaire Jeff Bezos wants to build a new community of super-humans in space.

The Amazon boss, who's estimated to be worth £103billion, dreams of putting a trillion people in the solar system to create colonies populated by ‘1,000 Mozarts and Einsteins’.

The tech mogul, 55, detailed his ambitious plans during a speech about his space transport company, Blue Origin.

Feb 26 08:15

The 'Lunar Library' backing up all of humanity: Israeli lander sent to the moon carrying 30 MILLION PAGES of humankind's 'precious knowledge and biological heritage'

Israel's lunar lander is ferrying some very precious cargo to the moon.

On board the 1,290lb spacecraft is a set of tiny disks containing a whopping 30 million pages of documents that serve as an archive of human civilization.

Called the 'Lunar Library,' the record was created by the Arch Mission Foundation for the purpose of preserving humanity's 'precious knowledge and biological heritage' well into the future.

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"Send more Chuck Berry!" -- The Moon

Feb 25 14:34

Statins DOUBLE your risk of developing diabetes

It’s believed that statins have this effect because they activate a certain immune response that inhibits insulin’s ability to function properly. They also deactivate the stem cells that are in charge of cellular repair throughout your body. In other words, they make regular users age faster and experience greater mental and physical decline. Sadly, when people experience these side effects, they are often prescribed additional medications to address them rather than getting to the heart of the problem.

Meanwhile, a study in the American Journal of Physiology found that statins cause adverse effects like the weakening of skeletal muscles and neurological side effects in addition to speeding up the process of aging.

Feb 25 12:26

SpaceX Rocket Launches 1st Private Moon Lander for Israel

Israel's first space mission is on its way to the moon!

A used SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched an Israeli moon lander along with an Indonesian communications satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida tonight (Feb. 21). After deploying its two payloads into orbit, the Falcon 9's first stage returned to Earth and aced a landing (the third for this booster) on SpaceX's drone ship "Of Course I Still Love You," which was stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

Liftoff occurred at 8:45 p.m. EST (0145 Feb. 22 GMT) just as the moon rose above the horizon here.

Feb 25 11:55

Israel Pharmaceutical Firms Test Medicines on Palestinian Prisoners

Israeli Professor Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian revealed yesterday that the Israeli occupation authorities issues permits to large pharmaceutical firms to carry out tests on Palestinian and Arab prisoners, Felesteen.ps reported.

The Hebrew University lecturer also revealed that the Israeli military firms are testing weapons on Palestinian children and carry out these tests in the Palestinian neighbourhoods of occupied Jerusalem.

Speaking in Columbia University in New York City, Shalhoub-Kevorkian said that she collected the data while carrying out a research project for the Hebrew University.

“Palestinian spaces are laboratories,” she said. “The invention of products and services of state-sponsored security corporations are fueled by long-term curfews and Palestinian oppression by the Israeli army.”

In her talk, entitled “Disturbing Spaces – Violent Technologies in Palestinian Jerusalem”, the professor added:

Ahed Tamimi to be Honoured in South Africa by Mandela’s Grandson

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mengele would have applauded such studies; and for that, the leadership of the Israeli government and penal system, need to ask themselves some very heartfelt, moral questions about this practice, and retire it immediately.

I am sure that the drug companies are paying the Israeli government very handsomely for this process, and their "volunteers", who did not give their consent for this to happen; but at what moral cost to the Israeli and spirit?!?

Feb 25 11:31

Failed 1970s Venus Probe Could Crash to Earth This Year

The Soviet Union launched the Cosmos 482 Venus probe on March 31, 1972. But the spacecraft messed up its rocket-powered escape to that cloud-veiled world and got trapped in Earth orbit. [The 10 Weirdest Facts About Venus]

A big chunk of that failed craft remains in orbit today as space junk — but it's due to come down soon, perhaps as early as this year, experts said.

Feb 25 11:28

YouTube Begins Shutting Down Revenue For Anti-Vaccine Videos

By Jason Erickson

As I recently reported, Facebook announced that it would begin exploring ways to fight anti-vaccine messaging after receiving a letter from Adam Schiff (D-CA).

Schiff and others of his ilk are doing their best to blame the measles outbreak in the U.S. on social media systems that offer anti-vaccine messaging in their “recommended reading and groups” areas. Now YouTube is jumping on board...

Feb 25 11:15

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Exposes Bill Gates & His Relationship With Big Pharma

Bill Gates is fond of using his bully pulpit to talk about “miracles” and “magic.” Gates has featured one or both words in nearly all of his annual wrap-up letters for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2017), most often in reference to the Gates Foundation’s outsized financial and ideological support for global vaccine programs. As Gates says, “In the same way that during my Microsoft career I talked about the magic of software, I now spend my time talking about the magic of vaccines.”

Feb 25 10:50

NASA’S CURIOSITY MARS ROVER RECOVERS AFTER SERIOUS GLITCH

When Curiosity attempted to come back online after an inactive period — a process it’s completed more than 30 times previously, according to the post — a glitch triggered a “protective safe mode.”

After a weekend of inactivity, mission control successfully brought the rover back online. But that doesn’t mean Curiosity, which is probing whether the Red Planet could support life, is out of the weeds yet — especially just weeks after NASA gave up hope on resuscitating its Opportunity rover.

Feb 25 10:26

Scott Adams: Racist Spike Lee, CNN Starting Nuclear Wars, and More

Spike Lee is racist per President Trump
Spike Lee movie perpetuates the Charlottesville Hoax
CNN flamethrower attempt to DERAIL PEACE with North Korea
Did they just discover the old story? Timed to derail peace?
AOC is interesting, intriguing, watchable, consistent
Is it immoral to bring children into this world?
People on the left should STOP having children
President Trump is seeking to educate both himself and the public
Climate Change meeting MUST be public and transparent
Genuine open-minded process is key to acceptance
Climate Change Debate Questions
Unprecedented rate of rise for key temperatures
CO2 is the only variable rising that fast. Therefore the cause
The climate scientist’s graph is SELF-REFUTING on this

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1100041540263530501

Feb 25 09:49

FDA Approves New Potent Battlefield-Suitable Opioid Despite Drug Epidemic

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday approved a powerful new opioid to use in care settings despite criticism from one of its own advisers.

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb issued a special statement on the approval of the new drug, Dsuvia, noting that its use will be strictly controlled and that the agency understands the controversy behind its decision, the Washington Post reported.

Feb 25 07:38

Controversial electric shock treatment for severe depression could cause permanent brain damage and ‘should be stopped’, leading expert warns

A review of ten NHS mental health trusts, carried out by Professor John Read from the University of East London, has revealed that one patient in three is given electroconvulsive therapy, or ECT, without their consent.

Prof Read’s Freedom of Information requests also showed a third of NHS trusts were failing to recognise adverse effects, which include long-term memory loss.

More than 5,000 British psychiatric patients receive ECT each year and in the wake of the findings, experts are now calling for a urgent review of the therapy, which they say offers no long-term benefits.

Feb 25 07:21

Rickets, gout and scurvy on the rise: Number of people hospitalised with 'Victorian' diseases surges by a 26% in a year

The number of people being hospitalised for the 'Victorian' diseases scurvy, rickets and gout has risen by a quarter in a single year.

NHS figures have revealed the old-fashioned illnesses, and vitamin D deficiencies, are on the rise and sending children as young as nine to hospital wards.

Vitamin D deficiency is the biggest problem of the four, the data shows, with the bone-weakening condition shooting up by 34 per cent in a year.

Feb 25 07:00

Toxic levels of drugs in rivers and lakes have increased TWENTYFOLD in two decades: 'Healthy' bacteria that help keep fish and marine creatures alive are being killed off, study finds

Levels of prescription drugs in lakes and rivers has increased twentyfold in two decades - putting wildlife at risk, new research warns.

Concentrations in freshwater across the world has soared to dangerous levels, reaching the point of having potentially damaging ecological effects.

That includes harming bacteria that are vital for marine ecosystems to thrive.

The crisis is being fuelled by the over prescription of antibiotics, Dutch scientists have warned.

Feb 25 06:55

Bayer facing second trial amid claims weed killer bought from Monsanto causes cancer

According to Reuters, a lawsuit by California resident Edwin Hardeman against Bayer was scheduled to begin on Monday in federal rather than state court. The trial is also a test case for a larger litigation. More than 760 of the 9,300 Roundup cases are consolidated in the federal court in San Francisco that is hearing Hardeman’s case.

Feb 24 18:26

FDA Approves Bacteriophage Trial

Bacteriophages are viruses that feed on bacteria. Their clinical use as infectious disease fighters dates back to the early 1900s, but they fell out of favor a few decades later when antibiotics arrived. Now, with multidrug-resistant infections on the rise, bacteriophages are garnering new attention.

The proposed phase 1 and 2 trial will evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of an experimental bacteriophage therapy for patients with ventricular assist devices (VAD) who have developed Staphylococcus aureus infections. The therapy will include antibiotic treatment. About 10 patients will be enrolled in the trial.

“There is a high, unmet need in patients with S aureus VAD infections, which are typically very difficult to eradicate with conventional antibiotic therapy,” principal investigator Saima Aslam, MD, medical director of the Solid Organ Transplant Infectious Disease Service at UC San Diego Health, said in a statement.

Feb 24 18:23

Majority want ban on use of controversial weedkiller

Most Irish adults who are familiar with glyphosate are worried about the health effects of the widely used weedkiller and want it banned from use on crops.

An opinion poll found that 64% of adults who know about the controversial chemical are concerned that it may be present in their body through the consumption of food and drink, and 68% favour outlawing its spraying on food crops here.

Feb 24 18:20

The Crisis of Science

Feb 24 18:19

Children deliberately overdosing on antidepressants and antipsychotics

Rising numbers of children and adolescents are deliberately overdosing on antidepressant and antipsychotic medications, Australian research shows.

Self-harm from poisoning has more than doubled in a decade among children as young as five, according to the detailed analysis calls to poisoning centres in NSW and Victoria.

The researchers also found a dramatic rise in antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs prescribed and dispensed to minors.

People born after 1997 are most at risk of self-harm poisonings, according to the study published in BMJ Open on Thursday. Girls were much more likely to overdose than males, at a rate of three to one.

Feb 24 18:17

Major survey finds worms are rare or absent in 20% of fields

A comprehensive worm survey of farms in England has shown they are rare or absent in two out of five fields, reflecting widespread historical over-cultivation.

Feb 24 18:00

THE AI ROAD TO SERFDOM?

Should we trust the conventional economic narrative according to which machines inevitably raise workers' living standards?

Feb 24 12:27

Scott Adams: A Possible Path Out of TDS Forming in the Zeitgeist, and More

“Zeitgeist” Whiteboard - The common enemy of GOP and DEMS
An awakening in progress. Am I being lied to by the media?
You can’t trust anything you’ve heard
You can’t trust anything that’s been reported
America is within a “bubble of influence”
The media and how they report, shapes our opinions
President Trump is promoting worldwide decriminalization of homosexuality
Climate Change claims, BS or valid concerns?
Item 1: Sea levels rising
Item 2: Natural Disasters
Places we can measure accurately, don’t show climate change
MIGHT be a coincidence, but it’s interesting

https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1099685582140170240

Feb 24 12:20

SCANDAL: Studies that prove the dangers of vaccines NEGLECTED by government and health officials

Public Health England (PHE) is in serious hot water for failing to register their vaccine trial results with EU Clinical Trials Register (EUCTR).

As the Telegraph reports, PHE’s withholding of results makes it “impossible” to know if vaccines are safe or not. The government agency’s failure isn’t just alarming; it’s a legal violation. PHE is legally required to register their findings with EUCTR so the scientific community can examine the outcomes.

The largest of the suppressed PHE vaccine trials featured 640 children. Kids were selected at random to be injected with a new meningococcal and whooping cough booster shot. Many hundreds of children were used as test subjects in three risky clinical trials headed up by the government.

And, after all those parents consented to letting their children be used as guinea pigs, PHE never even shared the results.

Feb 24 09:25

American Opioids Deaths Have Quadrupled In 18 Years

The opioid crisis is the most significant public health issue affecting the US at the moment. Opioid-related deaths across the country have risen more than 4-fold in 18 years, from 2.9 per 100,000 people in 1999 to 13.2 per 100,000 people in 2016, according to a new report.

More than 351,000 Americans have died of opioids between 1999 and 2016, according to the report published Friday by Mathew Kiang, ScD, Center for Population Health Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, and other researchers from the University of Toronto.

Feb 24 09:24

An entire class of agricultural pesticides found to damage the brains of children… IQ scores falling nationwide

If you’ve ever suspected that people are getting dumber by the day, new research has just proven humans really aren’t as smart as they used to be. Studies show that the average IQ score has been falling with every generation born after 1975 — and now, scientists believe that at least one pesticide may be to blame for the sudden drop in intellect — if not more.

Countless studies have linked pesticide exposure to an array of health problems in humans, but scientists are now beginning to identify organophosphates, a class of pesticides, as a particularly malicious threat. Among the myriad of ill effects caused by exposure to organophosphates, evidence shows these compounds are fully capable of damaging children’s brains.

And of course, these kinds of pesticides are used with abandon. Organophosphates are so dangerous that top researchers are now calling for a total ban on these toxins, due to their potential to harm children.

Feb 24 09:24

Virgin Galactic Makes History With Second Commercial Spaceflight

Sorry, Elon. The title of market leader of the commercial spaceflight industry officially belongs to Sir Richard Branson. Because on Friday, Virgin Galactic's spaceplane, the VSS Unity, made its second trip into sub-orbital space, proving to the world that the company's historic December launch wasn't just a fluke, and earning Beth Moses, the company's chief astronaut instructor, the distinction of being the first woman to ever reach space on a commercial flight.

Feb 24 08:43

Iceberg 30 Times Size of Manhattan About to Break off From Antarctic Ice Shelf

This may be the largest iceberg to break from the Brunt Ice Shelf since observations began in 1915, and researchers are closely monitoring it find out whether such a loss, which is proportionate to two New York Cities in terms of area, will result in the shelf becoming unstable.

NASA released a new image of Antarctica’s Brunt Ice Shelf this week as they are thoroughly monitoring a series of cracks in it and preparing for the break-off of an iceberg approximately 30 times the size of Manhattan – the area is estimated to be 1,700 sq. km.

Feb 23 11:14

YouTube Demonitizes Anti-Vax Channels After BuzzFeed Contacts Advertisers

YouTube on Friday demonetized channels which promote anti-vax content, after BuzzFeed notified a spate of advertisers that their ads were being run alongside anti-vax videos, reports BuzzFeed. YouTube said that such videos fall under its policy prohibiting videos with "dangerous and harmful" content to be monetized.

Feb 23 09:46

As Yellowstone Awakens, Dr. Michio Kaku Warns That It Could "Literally Tear The Guts Out Of The USA"

Scientists assure us that one day the absolutely massive Yellowstone supervolcano will once again experience a Category 8 eruption, and if it happened today it would “literally tear the guts out of the United States of America”. That is why what has been happening at Yellowstone in recent months is so alarming. We know that the ground has been rising and that “a 465-mile-long piece of molten rock” is moving upwards directly under Yellowstone. And we also know that the major geysers at Yellowstone were more active last year than in any other year in any of our lifetimes. Are these signs that an eruption is coming? We better hope not, because as Dr. Michio Kaku recently told Fox News, there is “a sleeping Godzilla underneath Yellowstone”…

Feb 23 09:12

'My parents taught me to work': Enterprising teen rakes in $35k in just FOUR DAYS plowing driveways in Seattle's heaviest snowfall in 70 years - and he'll donate 20 per cent to church

An Idaho teenager has been hailed a 'smart kid' who has a 'bright future' after raking in a whopping $35,000 in just four days for plowing driveways in Seattle.
And kindhearted David Holsten now plans to donate 20 per cent of his earning to charity.
The 18-year-old was in Washington state visiting his mother in hospital after surgery when a friend advised him to put and advert out on Craigslist for his landscaping services.
During February the city had received its heaviest snowfall in 70 years with up to 10 inches in some places.

Feb 23 08:56

3 Things That Trump Just Did That Are Absolutely Confounding The Pundits

With President Trump, you should always expect the unexpected. Just when you think that you have Trump all figured out, he will inevitably do something that completely surprises you, and this week there are three items in the news that are perfect examples of this. Each of these three items is confusing the experts, because in each case Trump is moving in a new direction that seems counter to what he had done previously.

Feb 23 08:13

How DuPont, 3M and other corporations abuse the public

Feb 22 20:16

Comedian Brody Stevens Dead at 48 of Apparent Suicide

We’re told he had also confided in friends recently that he took himself off his medications because he felt they “dulled” his creativity as a comic... Stevens had been very open about his issues with depression in the past, and recently expressed disappointment over negative reactions to a comedy special he had taped.

Feb 22 14:39

5G – The Harmful Effects of a New Technology

5G, the latest and greatest method of faster wireless transmission, is coming on with a storm.

Feb 22 13:27

Tony Heller (A.K.A. Steve Goddard): The Five Top Arguments Against Climate Alarmism

Scott Adams asked me to put together the five best arguments against climate alarmism. This involves a huge amount of information, and fortunately Scott gave me more than six minutes to do it.

Feb 22 12:47

Deep 7.5-magnitude quake hits Ecuador-Peru border region

A deep magnitude-7.5 earthquake struck the Peru-Ecuador border region early on Friday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said, causing tremors that the Ecuadorian president said were felt around the country.

Feb 22 12:41

Israeli Private Moon Probe Lifts Off on Space X Rocket

Israel hopes to be the first country to land a privately financed spacecraft on the moon as “Beresheet” -- Hebrew for Genesis -- lifted off aboard one of Elon Musk’s SpaceX rockets early Friday. The $100 million joint venture between SpaceIL and state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. was financed mostly by Jewish philanthropists including Morris Kahn, SpaceIL’s president and a founder of Am

Feb 22 12:34

Why Asbestos Litigation Won’t Go Away: Because Asbestos Won’t Go Away

By Jeb Barnes, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

It is tempting to dismiss asbestos as a problem of the past. The height of its consumption was in the 1970s, and asbestos litigation began over a half century ago. Many of its leading manufacturers and mining companies are long gone.

Yet asbestos litigation is back in the news.

A trial court ordered Johnson & Johnson in July, 2018, to pay US$4.69 billion for failing to warn customers that its baby powder contained asbestos, which naturally occurs in talc...

Feb 22 11:31

Trump Tweets In Favor of Risky and Harmful 5G and 6G Tech Despite Opposition from Security Experts, Doctors, Elected Officials, Environmentalists, Scientists, etc.

By B.N. Frank

The Telecom Industry can’t even say that 5G technology is safe. Insurance companies don’t even cover them anymore – it’s too risky.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is also being investigated for COLLUSION with the Telecom Industry regarding already passed federal 5G legislation that eliminated municipal control over the installation of risky and harmful 4G and 5G small cell tower and infrastructure technology.

Not only that – embarrassingly awful Internet of Things (IoT) technology is part of the 5G game plan. IoT has been lambasted by security experts for the past few years because of its almost 75% failure rate. Almost 75%!...

Feb 22 11:14

America’s first non-binary person renounces transgenderism, says, “I have always been male”

The man who holds the title as the first in the United States to ever legally identify as “neither” in terms of his official gender status has since come forward to reveal that so-called “non-binary” gender identification is a total fraud, and that he’s “always been male.”

Jamie Shupe of Oregon has essentially had a 180-degree change of heart since the time he battled the courts, and won, to embrace “transgenderism” on his official government documents. But now Shupe says that he’s “renounced all ties to transgenderism,” referring to the transgender movement as “advancing harmful gender ideologies.”

“In my thirty-plus-year marriage, I am the husband,” Shupe now says. “To my daughter, I am her father … I no longer identify as a transgender or non-binary person and … I will not be a party to advancing harmful gender ideologies that are ruining lives, causing deaths and contributing to the sterilization and mutilation of gender-confused children.”

Feb 22 10:42

Take that! Japanese probe Hayabusa2 fires ‘bullet’ at asteroid in bid to discover how life began

A Japanese space probe on a data-collecting mission has shot a sampling ‘bullet’ into the surface of the Ryugu asteroid, hoping to retrieve organic material that could clue scientists in to how life was first seeded on Earth.

The Hayabusa2 probe used a device called a sampler horn to fire a tantalum projectile “bullet” at the surface of Ryugu, breaking off tiny fragments that are then collected and brought home for analysis. Scientists are on the lookout for amino acids or other organic molecules among the carbon-rich material that makes up C-type asteroids like Ryugu – compounds which could have given rise to the first life on earth under the right reactive conditions.

Feb 22 10:39

‘Jews a Race’ Genetic Theory Comes Under Fierce Attack by DNA Expert

For years now, the findings of Ostrer and several other scientists have stood virtually unchallenged on the genetics of Jews and the story they tell of the common Middle East origins shared by many Jewish populations worldwide. Jews — and Ashkenazim in particular — are indeed one people, Ostrer’s research finds.

It’s a theory that more or less affirms the understanding that many Jews themselves hold of who they are in the world: a people who, though scattered, share an ethnic-racial bond rooted in their common ancestral descent from the indigenous Jews of ancient Judea or Palestine, as the Romans called it after they conquered the Jewish homeland.

But now, Elhaik, an Israeli molecular geneticist, has published research that he says debunks this claim. And that has set off a predictable clash.

“He’s just wrong,” said Marcus Feldman of Stanford University, a leading researcher in Jewish genetics, referring to Elhaik.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Ashkenazi are descendents of central-Asian Khazars who converted to Judaism about 800 AD. Then Khazaria fell and the Khazarian Jews migrated northward into Russia and westward into Europe.

Feb 22 10:14

Important Vax Rights Attorney "Witch Hunt" Update!

The nation's leading Vaccine Rights attorney, Alan Phillips, is being sued by the NC State Bar in a classic "witch hunt." Designed from the start to take Phillips' law license, the lawsuit, supported by invented facts and law, is an attack on Phillips and the entire alternative vaccine community, because Phillips has dared to publicly challenge vaccine corruption and to help people nationally exercise their legal right to refuse vaccines required at birth, daycare, school, college, employment, military, immigration, etc. This should be no surprise, as North Carolina (where Phillips is licensed) is known as "Vaccine Central" in the pharma industry.

Feb 22 09:29

HUGE NEUTRON STAR SENT BLASTS OF GRAVITATIONAL WAVES AND RADIATION TOWARDS EARTH, ASTRONOMERS SAY

Scientists have detected a blast of material sent 130 million light years through the universe, flung towards Earth by the merging of neutron stars.

Using an international network of radio telescopes around the world, astronomers detected a jet of material that travelled through the universe at nearly the speed of light.

As it hit the Earth, it was picked up by telescopes and shook gravitational wave detectors in August 2017. That allowed scientists to pick up an explosion that happened in a galaxy 130 million light years away.

Feb 22 09:19

Gene-edited Chinese CRISPR babies may have mental ‘superpowers’, researchers warn

The genetically-modified Chinese twins born resistant to HIV last year may also have mental ‘superpowers’ their creator has kept quiet – a cognitive superiority that could kick off a genetic arms race, according to new research.
Lulu and Nana, the genetically-modified Chinese twins reportedly born HIV-resistant courtesy of the CRISPR gene editing tool, may also have been born with markedly superior mental abilities linked to the same gene edit. New research has confirmed that deleting the CCR5 gene – the same modification performed on the girls’ DNA – significantly improves cognition, learning, and memory in mice and men.

Feb 22 09:18

Congressional Democrats Block Anti-Infanticide Bill – Not Once – But Six Times

After the Virginia Governor Ralph Northam scandal revealing his presumed support of infanticide, Democrats should be doing everything they can to separate themselves from even the suggestion they supported Northam’s comments regarding infanticide.

Unless they actually do support his comments…

And from the looks of their deliberate attempt to block a vote on a bill which would protect babies of botched abortions, it is clear they refuse to go on the record, unless they are trying to hide the unthinkable.

The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act is simple – it guarantees babies who are born from a botched abortion get the same life-saving medical care any baby would get.

It also criminalizes those doctors who deliberately kill a live baby.

Feb 22 08:54

Interview: Ron Paul and the Never-Ending Story of Empire

Today we stand on a point in the continuum, a possible inflection point in the direction the world will go. Embrace the tired and ugly Marxist filth that destroyed hundreds of millions of people in the twentieth century (and altered the trajectory of history) or reject it whole cloth and build new institutions learning from those incalculable mistakes and horrors.

Donald Trump has revealed himself to be a two-bit, tiny man with delusions of grandeur, the blackest of hearts and bad ideas. The only thing worse than him at this point is his opposition, those that erected this edifice of corruption, filth and death.

Feb 22 08:51

The New Police Motto: “Shoot First, Ask Questions Later”

Being a police officer was not just a career for me- for better or worse it defined me. Period.

Both my grandfathers were New York City cops; my late father was a Lt. in the New York City Fire Department; my uncle was a New York City cop for three years before he made the right move and switched over to the New York City Fire Department where he retired as a Battalion Chief. One of my cousins is a cop in the New York City suburbs. Another cousin is a former New York State correction officer and yet another one is a firefighter in upstate New York. All have worked in some of the toughest neighborhoods and assignments in this country.

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