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Sep 27 11:08

'Vaccines can kill' billboard featuring the son of a former MMA fighter, who claims the toddler died from a vaccination, goes up in Kansas City

A 'vaccines can kill' billboard that features the son of a former professional fighter, who blames his toddler's death on vaccinations, has been erected in Missouri.

Twenty-month-old Nicholas Catone, of New Jersey, died suddenly in his sleep in May 2017, 17 days after receiving a DTaP vaccination, according to his parents.

The vaccination helps children younger than age seven develop immunity to three deadly diseases caused by bacteria: diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough.

But Nicholas' parents, former MMA fighter, Nick Catone and his wife Marjorie Madison-Catone, who has been a nurse for 12 years, believes their son's death was caused by the vaccination.

Nicholas is now the face of his parent's campaign to bring awareness to families that 'vaccines can kill'.

Sep 27 10:52

Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated: Mawson Homeschooled Study Reveals Who is Sicker

Something is wrong with America’s children. They are sick – allergic, asthmatic, anxious, autoimmune, autistic, hyperactive, distracted and learning disabled. Thirty-two million American children – a full 43% of them – suffer from at least one of 20 chronic illnesses not including obesity. Across the board, once rare pediatric disorders from autism and ADD to Type 1 diabetes and Tourette’s syndrome are soaring, though few studies pool the data. Compared to their parents, children today are four times more likely to have a chronic illness. And while their grandparents might never have swallowed a pill as children, the current generation of kids is a pharmaceutical sales rep’s dream come true: More than one million American children under five years old takes a psychiatric drug. More than 8.3 million kids under 17 have consumed psychiatric drugs, and in any given month one in four is taking at least one prescription drug for something.

Sep 26 13:17

America is So Free the Average Family Has to Spend More on Taxes than on Food and Clothing

The financial enslavement of the American people (and the rest of the world) is nearly complete.

Sep 26 12:03

Which Milk Alternatives Are Worthy of Your Consideration?

By Marco Torres

The risks of consuming pasteurized cow’s milk are pronounced when consuming in the long term, especially for women. Not only does pasteurized milk create imbalances in the ratios of crucial minerals, but it influences progression and rates of osteoporosis. So which alternatives to milk are there and which ones are actually healthy?

The most heavily consumed processed milks in the world all carry significant problems if we assess their toxic/nutrient balance. Cow’s milk is is essentially a dead liquid, devoid of any real nutritional value...

Sep 26 10:37

Top U.S. scientists forced to resign over allegations of corruption and false studies

Integrity and incorruptibility are qualities that we have every right to expect from the pillars of the scientific community. Shockingly, however, these pillars seem to be crumbling right before our eyes.

Agence France-Presse (AFP) recently reported that two of the most prominent scientists in the United States have been pressured to resign in the past few days, after it was reported that their methods revealed both their lack of integrity and susceptibility to corruption. (Related: The scientific fraud pandemic; few honest scientists remain.)

How the mighty have fallen

One of the most respected scientists in his field, José Baselga, chief medical officer at New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, is the published author of hundreds of articles featuring the most cutting-edge cancer research. The New York Times called him “one of the world’s top breast cancer doctors” and “a towering figure in the cancer world.”

Sep 25 17:32

What Apple's new iPhones REALLY cost: Teardown finds $1,249 XS Max has just $443 of parts

TechInsights, an Ottawa, Ontario-based firm which rips open phones to analyze their contents and estimate the cost of the parts inside, said on Tuesday that the iPhone Xs Max with 256 gigabytes of storage capacity contains about $443 in parts and assembly costs, compared with $395.44 for the 64-gigabyte version of last year's iPhone X.

Sep 25 10:53

Your Elected Officials Received How Much $$ From AT&T, Verizon and Comcast??

By B.N. Frank

There’s no doubt that technology can be wonderful. Anyone experiencing car trouble will tell you that having a cell phone can literally be a life saver. But it’s actually not necessary for millions more cell towers to be installed in front of homes and everywhere else so we can all have cell phone service. Unfortunately, this may happen anyway thanks to The Federal Communication (FCC) and many U.S. elected officials due to their unrelenting push to pass legislation in order to win the ridiculous and the highly risky “Race for 5G”...

Sep 25 09:50

CBD Scammers: Not All CBD Is Created Equally

By Susan Boskey

Is hemp cannabidiol (CBD) oil the new snake oil? Definitely not! Yet by the way some websites are marketing it I’m left to wonder.

The cannabis industry and others call the unrestrained and exuberant marketing of legal marijuana the “Green Rush” as excitement (and sometimes greed) can often supersede the consideration of including information vital to purchasers...

Sep 25 08:08

New Apple connection problem? iPhone XS users report subpar cell and Wi-Fi reception

Eight years after Apple's iPhone 4 Antennagate fiasco, we are seeing complaints from iPhone XS and XS Max users that Wi-Fi and cellular reception and performance isn't living up to expectations. FCC lab test results appear to lend credence to these concerns.

Sep 24 18:05

FCC Wants to Give $2B to Wireless Carriers on September 26

By B.N. Frank

According to a recent article in ARS Technica, this FCC proposal will also force cities and towns to act on small cell tower and wireless infrastructure applications within 60 or 90 days. It will be voted on September 26, 2018 and statements are still being accepted.

Numerous U.S. municipal governments, organizations, medical professionals and environmentalists are extremely ticked off...

Sep 24 15:30

Be careful with your new iPhone ...Apple's 'toughest ever' handset fails drop tests

Apple has billed the iPhone XS and XS Max as having the 'most durable glass ever in a smartphone.'

But neither device could survive being dropped onto a cement sidewalk.

New drop tests from device insurer SquareTrade confirmed that both of Apple's latest high-end smartphones are prone to shattering when dropped from six feet above the ground.

The iPhone XS and XS Max are made up of a glass display on the front, as well as a glass panel on the back side of the device.

And while SquareTrade found that the new models are much more durable than their predecessor, the now-discontinued iPhone X, they still managed to fail every drop test.

Sep 23 15:05

Psych Meds Put 49 Million Americans at Risk for Cancer

With 1 in 5 Americans taking a psychiatric medication, most of whom, long term, we should probably start to learn a bit more about them. In fact, it would have been in the service of true informed consent to have investigated long-term risks before the deluge of these meds seized our population over the past thirty years.

Sep 22 10:41

Top food researcher resigns after his work gets retracted

A prominent Cornell University food researcher resigned after an investigation found he committed academic misconduct, including misreporting data, the school announced Thursday.

Brian Wansink has been removed from all teaching and research positions and will retire at the end of the school year next June, Cornell said in a statement.

Wansink had previously helped update the US dietary guidelines and is known for his research on consumer behavior, which has been widely cited including in articles by The Associated Press.

Cornell says Wansink’s academic misconduct also included “problematic statistical techniques, failure to properly document and preserve research results and inappropriate authorship.”

Sep 22 08:34

FDA and CDC Issue Separate Warnings For Pet Owners Including Bacteria Resistance

By Aaron Kesel

The FDA has announced that some flea and tick medications can cause adverse reactions in dogs and cats, issuing warnings to pet owners and vets. Meanwhile, the CDC has announced that people are getting sick from pets and the antibiotics are failing to work.

Animals that received drugs in the isoxazoline class, including products sold under the names Bravecto, Nexgard, and Simparica, have experienced adverse events such as muscle tremors, ataxia and seizures, the FDA said...

Sep 21 14:44

Facebook Wants A Facial Recognition Smart Home Device For Its Users

By Aaron Kesel

Facebook is planning to announce a new home assistant device called “Portal” with a controversial facial recognition camera. This is significant because not even Amazon’s Echo or Google’s own Smart Home device has a facial recognition camera built in...

Sep 21 12:59

The Painful Truth About Last Year’s Failed Flu Vaccine

“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” – Mark Twain

“…most ‘flu’ appears to have nothing to do with influenza. Every year, hundreds of thousands of respiratory specimens are tested across the US. Of those tested, on average 16% are found to be influenza positive.” – From the British Medical Journal editor, Peter Doshi, MD

“71 people would need to be treated with the flu vaccine to prevent one case. In other words, the flu vaccine did nothing for 70 out of 71 who received it. That means this study found the flu vaccine failed 99% (70/71).” — Dr David Brownstein

“Under ideal conditions (when the vaccine actually matches the main viruses circulating that season) you need to vaccinate 33 healthy adults to avoid one set of influenza symptoms. 33 is what is called the NNV (Number Needed to Vaccinate).” – Dr Tom Jefferson of the Cochrane Collaboration (Cochrane Database Syst. Rev. 2018. Feb. 1,2:CD001269)

Sep 21 11:56

Daily dose of booga booga - Next flu pandemic could be ‘DEADLIER than Spanish flu – wiping out 400 million across the globe’

A DEADLY flu pandemic like the Spanish flu could happen again, wiping out 400 million globally, leading flu experts have warned.

It's 100 years since the 1918 pandemic killed tens of millions of people - yet there's nothing stopping the flu virus becoming just as deadly again.

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"GET YOUR VACCINATIONS! GET YOUR VACCINATIONS! GET YOUR VACCINATIONS! GET YOUR VACCINATIONS!"

Sep 21 10:37

First U.S. Airport “Biometric Terminal” Set For Rollout This Year

By Nicholas West

Biometric identification at U.S. airports has quietly been rolling out at various locations around the world. In some cases, it has been sprung upon the general traveling public without warning, leaving some to question how optional all of this will be as travelers becomes acclimatized to the new boarding process.

Despite many privacy groups warning about the type of incremental “mission creep” we have seen across the spectrum of technological tracking and surveillance, Delta Airlines is taking the lead in bringing about what they call the future of global air travel...

Sep 21 10:22

Turkey Fines Google $15Mln Over Breaches of Competition Law

The Turkish Antimonopoly Committee decided to make Google pay a 93-million-lira fine (some $15 million) over breaches of competition legislation in the sphere of software for mobile phones, the committee said on Thursday in a statement.

"It was decided to fine the companies of Google, Google International and Google Reklamcilik that will have to pay 93 million Turkish liras over the violation of the legislation on competition in the sphere of sales of software for mobile phones. These companies must remove the violations within six months and restore the effective competition on the market," the statement said.

Sep 21 10:19

When Pharmaceutical, Vaccine and Medical Device Corporations Rule the World’s Healthcare Industries: Too Late, It Already Happened

“Corporations should not be involved in any aspect of the democratic process. They should not be involved in education at any level. They should not be involved in health care. They should not be involved in the administration of social services. They should not be involved in the administration of justice. WHY? Because they are incapable of understanding and conforming to higher human aspirations and needs. Better to leave these areas to government, and to non-profit organizations, both of which are administered by humans in the human interest…The corporation is sociopathic in its disregard for human goals and values; in fact its behavior fits the World Health Organization’s criteria for defining the psychopath.” – Wade Rowland, author of Greed, Inc. Why Corporations Rule the World.

Sep 20 18:30

Apple now giving users ‘trust ratings’

The new Apple iOS 12 update launched early this week now gives users a ‘trust rating’ based their habits and manner of usage.

Sep 20 13:56

Canada Finds Glyphosate Contamination In Their Popular Food Products

Since independent labs in the United States have been finding glyphosate residue in all kinds of foods such as cereal, granola, snack items and even natural food brands – it’s no surprise that Canada should find the same contamination issue in their treasured foods as well.

Sep 20 11:51

iPhone owners claim their battery life has been 'cut in half' ahead of the launch of all-new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max tomorrow

Twitter is awash with claims the power shortages have been caused by the firm preparing for the UK and US release of its iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max tomorrow.

One user claimed their iPhone 6S Plus battery drops by almost 50 per cent in less than 15 minutes since the announcement.

Another asked: 'Did anyone else's iPhone battery life just get cut in half?'

Although there is some truth to the claims, it is not evidence of an Apple conspiracy to force users to upgrade to the latest handset.

Instead, the recent release of iOS 12 has demanded additional resources from their gadgets while it downloads, installs and re-indexes data stored on the iPhone.

Sep 20 11:37

Life Insurance Company Will Add Fitness Tracking Data to ALL Policies Next Year

By Nicholas West

One of America’s oldest insurance companies, John Hancock, has its eyes set firmly on the future. With the arrival of Big Data and the now never-ending stream of information that is available to data brokers on individuals in nearly real time, the lure of using it for customer analytics and behavior modification has become irresistible.

According to a recent announcement cited by Reuters, the company is taking the unprecedented step of “selling only interactive policies that track fitness and health data through wearable devices and smartphones.”...

Sep 20 09:15

Monsanto asks judge to overturn $289m cancer verdict, claims dying man presented lack of evidence

Agrochemical giant Monsanto has appealed to a California judge to throw out a $289 million jury verdict awarded to a man who claimed that the Bayer-owned company’s glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, gave him cancer.
The company filed motions in San Francisco’s Superior Court of California to claim that the jury’s decision was insufficiently supported by the evidence presented at trial by Dewayne Johnson, a school groundskeeper diagnosed with a terminal form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

During the 2016 case, Johnson alleged his cancer was caused by years of exposure to Roundup and Ranger Pro herbicides, which both contain glyphosate – an ingredient that the World Health Organization’s cancer research agency classified as “probably carcinogenic to humans” back in 2015.

Monsanto has applied to Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bolanos, who presided over the original trial, asking her to set aside the verdict, reduce the award, or grant a new trial.

Sep 19 09:55

Reality show surgeon, 38, and his girlfriend, 32, who are charged with raping two women on film, 'used their good looks to snare more than 1,000 victims and traveled to Burning Man for prey'

A Californian doctor who appeared on Bravo reality show Online Dating Rituals of the American Male and his girlfriend have been charged with drugging, sexually assaulting and raping two women but investigators believe there could be more than 1,000 victims.

Orthopedic surgeon Grant William Robicheaux, 38, of Newport Beach, Orange County, and Cerissa Laura Riley, 32, of Brea, were charged earlier this month and on Tuesday authorities made a plea for more possible victims to come forward after police found hundreds of videos of intoxicated women believed to have been assaulted by the duo.

Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said at a news conference that women 'might have felt a false sense of security' around the pair, because they are 'clean-cut and good looking'.

'We have all heard of a wolf dressed up in sheep's clothing,' Rackauckas said. 'Well, a wolf can wear scrubs or doctors' clothing. Or the wolf can be a beautiful woman.'

Sep 19 09:52

Big Pharma drug pushers infiltrate local public schools under the guise of “mandatory mental health screenings” for children

According to the World Health Organization, the United States is one of the most depressed countries in the world, with one in five adults experiencing some form of mental health issue each year. While some of the millions of people diagnosed with these conditions seek therapy to cope with their problems, the vast majority are simply handed prescriptions for antidepressant and other psychiatric drugs and sent on their way.

Sadly, more and more children are being swept up in this net of chemical medications. CCHR, the international mental health watchdog organization, warns that over 7 million children under the age of 17 are already on some form of psychiatric medication, including over 2 million on antidepressants, 1.2 million on antipsychotics, and 1.4 million on anti-anxiety medications.

Sep 19 06:36

Do you use Kleenex tissues? Top seller now guilty of adding skin-corrosive detergent Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) determined toxic at one percent, now loaded into Kleenex tissues at more than two percent.

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The chemical card also states that if inhaled, SLS causes sore throat and a cough. Don’t most people use Kleenex to blow their noses when they’re sick with a cold, infection, virus, or the flu? How is this legal? What’s next, maybe .01 percent anthrax tissues?

Sep 19 00:05

NZDF's new rifles - all 9040 of them - get firing pin replacements after breakages

Every single firing pin in the NZ Defence Force's 9040 new infantry rifles has been replaced after a number of the rifles broke when the weapon was brought into service.

The firing pin is a critical part of any firearm - without one it won't work.

The rifles were part of a $59 million deal to provide military personnel with state-of-the-art weapons.

The MARS-L rifle was brought to replace the Steyr rifle, which had been the general infantry weapon since 1988.

The new weapon is based on the M-16/AR-15 type weapon and was intended to double the range effectiveness of those firing it out to 600 metres.

The first shipment of the 9040 rifles bought from United States manufacturer Lewis Machine and Tools arrived in May last year.

Sep 18 18:55

Google’s New ‘Selfish Ledger’ Aims to Direct Human Evolution and Track Your Entire Life

The Selfish Ledger is the title of a leaked Google video released earlier this year in May 2018. Now, a few months later, it’s worth taking a closer look at this apparently leaked vid.

Sep 17 10:49

The Way American Healthcare Screwed This Couple Is Just Sick

Health care in the U.S seems to be one of those topics that can divide up a room quickly. What is the best system? What’s wrong with the current system? Who can implement the best ideas? Well, according to the Pew Research Center, regardless of income, 83% of Americans say that the high cost of medical treatments is what makes quality care unaffordable to the public.

If you have never been forced to take a hard look at the medical system in action it may be difficult to understand exactly how much these treatments can be. So someone on Reddit re-shared the story of a 71-year-old man who lost his wife to cancer, and the the toll the expense of medical care took on their lives. Scroll down below to read the post, it may shock you.

Sep 17 10:47

Nurse Whistleblower: Hospitals Vaccinating Patients by Force Without Their Knowledge

The U.S. mainstream medical system and healthcare are failed establishments that have drifted away from healing to become profit-based outlets dispensing inferior and outdated pharmaceutical products. The historical direction has been clear to anyone paying attention and now it appears that the beginning of some tipping point has arrived. What it means and where it will lead is unknown. Yet the status quo of business as usual is changing moving forward as medical whistleblowers come forward and communities recoil against their loss of heath freedom.

Sep 17 09:02

Efforts To Protect Us From Unproven 5G Cell Towers Radiation Health Effects

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Americans for Responsible Technology and Grassroots teamed up the week of September 9, 2018 to visit members of the U.S. Congress House and Senate Commerce Committees, which have jurisdiction over the Federal Communications Commission, in order to inform legislative directors and aides about the science on wireless radiation, which has been “memory-holed” by all who fast track 5G wireless with its special cell towers that must be placed within very close proximity to consumers residences, or even on their properties, in order to implement that technology...

Sep 16 13:53

The Philosophy of the Free-Range Human

The path from soft-slave statist to free-range human is difficult.

Sep 16 13:39

The 1% Will Own Two-Thirds of World Wealth Within the Next Decade

The media is telling us that the economy is stronger than ever. That GDP is outstanding, that middle class income is higher than ever, and that the stock market is smashing all records. Hooray! With all this so-called good news, it’s easier than ever to forget that we are witnessing the greatest transfer of wealth scheme in the history of the world.

Sep 16 08:09

Rip-offs In Healthcare, Especially Prescription Drugs

By Catherine J. Frompovich

The healthcare – or shall I call it “sickness care” – industries in the United States and, perhaps globally, apparently operate under several misleading practices of being there to help consumers get well.

Although that sounds altruistic, nothing probably is further from factual and monetary truths, according to many concerned individuals who recognize what amounts to “rip-offs” and are calling it out for what it is...

Sep 15 10:36

The Ever-increasing Presence Of Glyphosate

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s ‘flagship product’ Roundup®–now owned by Bayer Pharmaceuticals [1], apparently has contaminated every last bastion of healthful food production and naturally-grown field crops.

The latest and most unfortunate producer of clean and organic grain products, Bob’s Red Mill of Oregon, has been sued over the findings of glyphosate in its “organic oatmeal.”

Sep 15 08:06

BPA-Free Plastics Disrupt Fertility

By Andy Coghlan

Many plastic bottles are sold as “BPA-free” — meaning they don’t contain bisphenol A, an ingredient known to disrupt reproduction in mice. But now it seems that the additives used in place of BPA are potentially just as harmful...

Sep 15 05:56

Google engineers and scientists flee the company as evil takes over

Google has become so unethical that even some of its own employees want nothing to do with it anymore. In the latest example of the company driving away valued workers, senior research scientist Jack Poulson has quit his job in protest of the company’s plans to launch a censored version of the Google search engine in China.

Sep 14 12:24

The Ever-increasing Presence Of Glyphosate

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s ‘flagship product’ Roundup®–now owned by Bayer Pharmaceuticals [1], apparently has contaminated every last bastion of healthful food production and naturally-grown field crops.

The latest and most unfortunate producer of clean and organic grain products, Bob’s Red Mill of Oregon, has been sued over the findings of glyphosate in its “organic oatmeal.”...

Sep 14 11:19

Anti-Vaccine Japan Has World’s Lowest Child Death Rate & Highest Life Expectancy

Fact: Japan has the lowest infant mortality rate following ban on mandatory vaccinations, they urge other countries to follow this firm stance

The citizens of Japan are statistically proven to be the healthiest and longest-living people in the world. The country also has the lowest infant mortality rate on the planet. It may come as no surprise to many that the Japanese Government banned a number of vaccines that are currently mandatory in the United States and has strict regulations in place for other Big Pharma drugs and vaccines in general. Japan’s anti-vax policies have long been criticised by vaccine pushers in the US who claim that vaccinating the public “promotes health.”

Sep 14 07:21

Bitcoin is punk rock - deal with it! - aantonop


Presenting as part of the session "Beyond Bitcoin, Unleashing the Blockchain", Andreas M Antonopoulos opens with a contrarian perspective. It's not about "beyond bitcoin", and you can't put this technology on a leash to make it more palatable. Bitcoin is the real thing, the revolutionary and disruptive technology that can't be tamed. Bitcoin is punk rock and you can't turn it into smooth jazz just to satisfy the sensibilities of a timid boardroom.

Sep 13 18:49

Bob’s Red Mill Faces Class Action Lawsuit over Glyphosate Weedkiller Contamination

By Sustainable Pulse

Citing a recent report by the Environmental Working Group finding traces of the ‘known carcinogen’ glyphosate in Cheerios, Quaker Oats and other oat-based breakfast foods, plaintiffs Tamara Frankel and Natasha Paracha said Friday that Bob’s Red Mill knew its oat products contain or likely contain the chemical, but didn’t disclose it on the label.

Instead, they say, the Oregon-based company labeled the products with phrases such as “gluten free,” “wheat free” and “purity tested,” leading consumers to believe them to be healthy...

Sep 13 17:30

Study Shows BPA Substitutes May Cause Same Health Issues As The Original

By Patricia Hunt, Washington State University and Tegan Horan, Washington State University

The credibility of scientific findings hinges on their reproducibility. As a scientist, it is therefore disastrous when you are unable to replicate your own findings. Our laboratory has found itself in just this situation several times; in each instance, unintended environmental exposure distorted our data. Our first accidental foray into toxicology 20 years ago convinced us of the need to understand the reproductive effects of environmental chemical contaminants. The latest twist in our journey down that road adds a new dimension to an old concern, BPA...

Sep 13 13:22

Banned Drugs Found in Your Meat

Another important reason to find quality, locally sourced meats.

Sep 13 12:08

Iran WARNING: US tells airlines not to fly through airspace as WW3 fears rise

The advisory also warns military activities linked to the bloody conflict in Syria have been ramped across Iran's airspace.

Tensions between Tehran and Washington are running high following Donald Trump’s controversial decision to pull out of the landmark Iran nuclear deal re-introduce economic sanctions last month.

Flight Service Bureau, which provides safety information on airspace to airlines, said "without seeming alarmist", the deteriorating relationship between the US and Iran must be taken into account when planning flights in Iran's airspace.

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This is getting just about as serious as is a heart attack: I find myself very alarmed at these developments.

Sep 13 08:45

California city blocks deployment of cancer causing 5G infrastructure

The California city of Mill Valley is one of the first to successfully block deployment of any and all 5G infrastructure after the city council voted unanimously against the flawed technology which can cause serious health effects to humans and animals including cancer.

Sep 13 07:47

Twitter blocks posts that use phrase ‘illegal alien’ as ‘hateful content’

It’s amazing just how far the liberals at Twitter will seemingly go to promote open borders and the influx of illegal immigrants into America and how far they will go to establish the absurd boundaries of so-called ‘hate speech.’

Sep 12 18:14

City Blocks 5G Cell Tower Implementation Over Claims that it Can Cause Cancer

As 5G technology begins to roll out across the country, it is being met by a massive wave of resistance over concerns that it can cause health problems. One city in California—reacting to an overwhelming outpouring of concern—has taken an extreme step and blocked the technology from being implemented.

Sep 12 15:12

Apple in XS new sensation: Latest iPhone carries XS-sive price tag

The internet has already taken to calling Apple's flashy flagship device the "iPhone Excess," sparing would-be wags the need to call out the device's one-grand plus pricing.

Sep 12 11:49

Dave Murphy: Will Monsanto's Loss Result In Less Poison In Our Food?

In November 2016, a very concerning report -- Glyphosate: Unsafe On Any Plate -- was released by The Detox Project and Food Democracy Now!, raising the alarm of the high levels of glyphosate in the US food supply and the (deliberate?) low levels of awareness of its associated health risks.

Soon after its release, we brought Dave Murphy, executive director of Food Democracy Now!, on the podcast to explain the explosive findings within this report on the world's most-used herbicide (more commonly known by its retail brand: Roundup). We asked: Are we being poisoned in the pursuit of profit?

As happened in past decades with the alcohol and tobacco industries, the glyphosate report added compelling evidence that profits have indeed taken a priority over consumer safety in our food production system -- and as public health concerns mounted, Big Ag started circling its wagons and attacking the questioners rather than embracing open scrutiny.

Sep 12 09:24

Report: Pharma exec says he had 'moral requirement' to raise drug price 400%

A pharmaceutical company executive defended his company's recent 400% drug price increase, telling the Financial Times that his company had a "moral requirement to sell the product at the highest price." The head of the US Food and Drug Administration blasted the executive in a response on Twitter.

Nirmal Mulye, founder and president of Nostrum Pharmaceuticals, commented in a story Tuesday about the decision to raise the price of an antibiotic mixture called nitrofurantoin from about $500 per bottle to more than $2,300.

The drug is listed by the World Health Organization as an "essential" medicine for lower urinary tract infections.

"I think it is a moral requirement to make money when you can," Mulye told the Financial Times, "to sell the product for the highest price."

Sep 11 10:30

WANTING IT BADLY IS NOT ENOUGH: REAL PROBLEMS FOR CREATORS DESERVE REAL SOLUTIONS

As the European Parliament prepares for tomorrow's vote on the new Copyright Directive with its provisions requiring mass-scale filtering of all public communications to check for copyright infringement (Article 13) and its provisions requiring paid permission to link to the news if you include as little as two words from the headline in your link text (Article 11), a dismaying number of "creators groups" are supporting it, telling their members that this will be good for them and their flagging financial fortunes.

The real incomes of real creators are really important (disclosure: my primary income source comes from writing science fiction novels for Tor Books, a division of Macmillan). Improving the incomes of the creators who enliven our days, inform, shock, delight and frighten us is a genuine Good Thing.

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This law means more money for the really big corporations, and more opportunity to sway public opinion their way, while translating into less and less compensation for smaller players, who may have alternative opinions than the bigger guys, and be absolutely correct in their assessments.

Sep 11 08:39

Commonly-prescribed antidepressant Prozac may be driving the antibiotic-resistance crisis

The commonly-prescribed antidepressant fluoxetine, which appears under the brand name Prozac, may be driving the antibiotic-resistance crisis, new research suggests.

When E.coli, which can cause food poisoning, is exposed to fluoxetine, the bacteria undergoes genetic mutations that stop it responding to common antibiotics, a study found. E.coli leads to life-threatening kidney damage in up to 10 per cent of cases.

Sep 11 06:09

Fake News, Fake Money - aantonop


In this talk, Andreas examines the sensationalist debate over "fake news," the rising tide of faith-based nation states declaring bitcoin as "fake money," and alternative mechanisms we can build to fill the void left by retired fact-checking departments & central bank authorities.

Sep 10 19:43

Record class action launched against Australia's banks, Aussies owed up to $3000 each

Up to five million Australians could get thousands of dollars back from the big banks under what is set to be the largest class action in the nation's history.

Law firm Slater and Gordon will today launch an unprecedented wave of legal action on behalf of around one in three Australian workers believed to have their super invested as cash with the banks, according to a News.com.au report.

TheHerald that New Zealand is not being investigated at this stage because the systems here are different.

It is estimated the landmark lawsuits could get some account holders as much as AU$3000 (NZ$3270) back and end up costing the banks more than AU$1 billion.

Sep 10 10:37

Roundup Weedkiller - Weeds-R-Us

We're serving up weedkiller in Cheerios, sandwiches, corn chips and everything soy. We were sold a bill of goods. Not to worry; totally harmless. First successful lawsuit has challenged Monsanto's in-house research assurances. A few million in litigation pain, and a jolly good start.

My cousin lost her life, leaving two little kids, via a Glyphosate-infiltrated well--Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma thirty years ago, age 27. Many neighbors had the same issue and were ailing. I attended her funeral; she was the first to die.

They lived in rural, flat Virginia--hot, humid. They were not farmers but plenty Roundup-based farming in her area. Sprays tended to settle and not disperse.

Have often thought with pity of the American Midwest, former breadbasket of the world--now laid waste by GMO corn and soy mega-plantings, mega-sprayed. (Also those who spend big bucks to live alongside heavily-sprayed--at night--golf courses)

Sep 08 14:25

Elon Musk admits ‘flamethrower’ was nothing more than a gimmick, just a ‘roofing torch’

Elon Musk admits it’s ‘wrong’ and ‘dangerous’ for people to be using his so-called ‘flamethrower’ which Mush also admits is nothing more than a ‘roofing torch with a rifle stock attached to it.’

Sep 08 10:37

The Feds Propose More Vaccine Dangers For Pregnant Females And Their Fetuses But Guarantee Complete Legal Liability Protection To Vaccine Makers—What?

By Catherine J. Frompovich

This information is taken directly from Autism Action Network’s “Take Action” online campaign, which everyone ought to be fed up enough with vaccine mandates to participate in. Congress sold out U.S. citizens on their rights to self-determination and healthcare when it passed the 1986 Vaccine Law, which must be rescinded NOW...

Sep 08 10:33

Feds Charge a Russian With Hack of 80 Million JP Morgan Customers

The Department of Justice announced the indictment of a Russian citizen. He is the fifth man to be charged for targeting several US financial institutions between 2012 and 2015.

The Department of Justice announced the indictment and extradition of a Russian hacker accused of being part of the group who stole around 80 million customers data from JP Morgan Chase in 2014.

On Friday, the feds announced the indictment of Andrei Tyurin, 35. Tyurin was extradited from Georgia and arrived in New York City on Friday, according to the authorities.

“Tyurin’s alleged hacking activities were so prolific, they lay claim to the largest theft of U.S. customer data from a single financial institution in history, accounting for a staggering 80 million-plus victims,” Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said in a statement.

Read more: Hackers Stole Personal Data of 2 Million T-Mobile Customers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The timing of these indictments, for events which allegedly happened in 2012, 2014, and 2015, is just too cute.

What the Feds are most probably going to do, is have the guys cop plea deals, so that they can be "turned" so that they can be doing this hacking on behalf of the Federal Government.

But the announcement on the Friday before a weekend after which the US military may well be engaging with both the Syrian and Russian military in Syria?!?

More Russian demonization ahead of this military conflict, is what its timing of these indictments is all about, unfortunately.

Sep 08 09:30

United States Facebook Users Change Their “Relationship” With Social Media

A large part of the population has taken the initiative to revamp their relationship with Facebook and other social media platforms. Whether they are concerned about privacy simply seeking a more peaceful life, Americans are becoming less interested in the dynamics of the social media scene.

Sep 07 19:10

Ways To Protect Your Family From In-house EMF & Microwave Radiation

By Catherine J. Frompovich

As more and more research indicates the harms of microwave radiation in all its genres, it’s becoming apparent consumers will need to learn how to protect their bodies and environments, especially at home where many “smart” devices operate using microwaves...

Sep 07 16:15

RICHARD SACKLER, MEMBER OF FAMILY BEHIND OXYCONTIN, WAS GRANTED PATENT FOR ADDICTION TREATMENT

A member of the family that owns Purdue Pharma — which is being sued by more than 1,000 jurisdictions for its alleged role in seeding the opioid crisis with its pain medication OxyContin — has been awarded a patent for a treatment for opioid use disorder.

Sep 07 13:12

DARPA’s New Brain Chip Enables Telepathic Control of Drone Swarms

The US military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has created a brain-computer interface that enables a person to control everything from a swarm of drones to an advanced fighter jet using nothing but their thoughts and a special brain chip.

Life imitates art, in defense tech no less than in society. In the 1982 techno-thriller film "Firefox," Clint Eastwood steals a fictional Soviet fighter jet called the "MiG-31 Firefox," a Mach 6-capable stealth fighter he piloted with his thoughts. But now in 2018, the US military has gone even further: you can control a whole group of drones or fighter jets with your thoughts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is terrifying, just how quickly science fiction translates into science fact.

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