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Sep 02 16:56

Parents whose children got narcolepsy after swine flu jab sue the Dutch state

Parents whose children became seriously ill as a result of a swine flu vaccination have launched a legal claim against the Dutch state, reports ANP. The case involves 14 children who developed a severe sleeping disease following their vaccination in 2009, and personal injury lawyer John Beer told EenVandaag TV news that they are suing the state.

Sep 02 16:55

FDA Rules: You Can’t Sell “Anti-Bacterial” Hand Soap With Triclosan Anymore

When the FDA first started actually looking into it back in 2013, the agency gave the manufacturers of antibacterial hand soaps one year to provide data on both the safety and effectiveness of the ingredients they were using. And for all 19 ingredients now nixed after today’s rule, the data just… wasn’t there. Either it wasn’t submitted at all or what did come in wasn’t sufficient to show that the ingredients were useful.

Sep 02 15:17

Nick Smith says (NZ)Govt will review decision allowing councils to ban GMOs

(Comment: Seems like the Govt did not like the result in court so will change the rules to suit. Sound about right?)

Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith looks set to move against a High Court ruling this week allowing regional councils to control the release of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) under the Resource Management Act.

He says that the Government would review the appropriateness of councils being able to regulate GMOs in their areas.

He cited a liver cancer vaccine trial taking place in Auckland Hospital which he said would be banned under the Auckland Unitary Plan, along with future treatments involving GMOs.

"It does not make sense for local councils to duplicate the role of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) in regulating the use of GMOs in New Zealand," he said.

Smith said councils did not have the technical expertise, resulting in regulations that had unintended consequences.

Sep 02 14:10

Monetary Experiment Creating Mother Of All Crises: “Negative Rates Phenomenally Good for Gold and Silver”

The closer the system comes to unraveling altogether, gold and silver remain attractive as a means of holding onto money with ready, liquid exchange value.

"In a world of negative interest rates... It actually costs you money – you pay rather than receive interest. Gold... sits there and retains its value. So, this is a phenomenally good environment for precious metals...

Read more at SHTF

Sep 02 13:29

“Huge Victory for Health” – FDA Orders Antibacterials Removed from Soaps

By Nadia Prupis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday issued a rule banning antibacterials in soap, which the agency said were no more effective than simple soap and much more harmful for the environment and consumer health.

The FDA gave companies a year to remove chemicals such as triclosan and triclocarban from their products or take them off the shelves entirely, and an additional year to get rid of ingredients like benzalkonium chloride, which are less commonly used...

Sep 02 11:31

Leaked docs prove the real goal is federalizing America’s police

Now, leaked documents from George Soros’ Open Society Foundation show that the organization’s goal behind funding the Black Lives Matter movement is ultimately to federalize America’s police forces.

Sep 02 11:30

Surgeon General reprimands doctors across the U.S. for promoting Big Pharma at patients’ expense

For the first time in history, a United States Surgeon General has sent out a mass message to American physicians. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy sent a letter to 2.3 million doctors in recent days,

Sep 02 07:44

Our View: As if doctor bills weren’t high enough already

Aphysician who sees patients every day — patients with health insurance — Dr. Laura Dean of suburban St. Paul hears the complaint often.

“I pay more and more and I get less and less,” she said her patients are telling her.

Can you relate? Most Minnesotans would nod yes.

“So they come in to see me, and they have a problem, and I want to order an ultrasound. They say, ‘I can’t afford the ultrasound because my insurance won’t cover the ultrasound until I’ve hit my cap,’ which is now $10,000 or $15,000. So they’re paying a big premium cost (and) they’re not having everything covered until they’ve hit a huge cap. And so people are choosing not to have tests that they might need to diagnose or to treat their problems,” Dr. Dean said in an interview this week with the News Tribune editorial board; she was traveling with her husband, Rep. Matt Dean, who was speaking in Duluth, which this editorial will get to in a bit.

Sep 01 17:55

$55 Million in Cocaine Was Just Discovered at a Coca-Cola Plant

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Hundreds of kilos of cocaine were found in a Coca-Cola plant in France last Friday, making the seizure of the drug one of the largest ever on French soil.

Sep 01 17:54

Prescription Painkiller Deaths Have Dropped 25% In States That Legalized Cannabis

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There is still heated controversy in the United States about whether or not marijuana should be legalized for recreational use, let alone medicinal purposes. After reviewing a study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2014, you’ll likely agree that it’s much safer for cannabis to be doled out than most prescription opioids.

Sep 01 14:33

Germany’s Largest Bank Refuses “Deliveries of Physical Gold” After Customer Request

If enough people demand physical possession at one time, the bank or institution could be caught with its pants down, and it is possible that this is a case of avoiding that position by simply refusing to even meet that demand.

Clients of Germany’s biggest bank who have invested in the exchange-traded commodity Xetra-Gold are facing problems when they want to obtain physical gold, according to German analytic website Godmode-Trader.de. Xetra-Gold is a bond on the Deutsche Börse commodities market, and Deutsche Bank is a designated sponsor. On the website, Xetra-Gold says its clients have the right for physical delivery of gold.

Read more at SHTF

Sep 01 09:11

Electromagnetic Fields And Their Effects

Can you see and feel its effects in the air? Of course you can, but you don’t know how to identify it correctly! It’s all around us like an ocean of electromagnetic frequencies that we are swimming in, which are pulsed out from many more sources than we can begin to…

Sep 01 08:14

New Mexico Passed a Law Ending Civil Forfeiture. Albuquerque Ignored It, and Now It’s Getting Sued

Albuquerque resident Arlene Harjo, 56, is paying off a loan for a car she doesn't have, because the city seized it for a crime it readily admits she didn't commit, under an asset forfeiture program that is supposed to be banned.

After her son was pulled over for drunk driving, Harjo became one of roughly a thousand people every year who have their car seized by the city of Albuquerque in a process heavily weighted against the property owner. But unlike the vast majority of those cases, she's not rolling over. A new lawsuit filed Wednesday in state court by Harjo and the Institute for Justice, a libertarian-leaning public interest law firm, argues the city's lucrative vehicle seizure program stands in direct contradiction of recently passed state laws and "is driven by a pernicious—and unconstitutional—profit incentive" that deprived Harjo of her 14th Amendment due process rights.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If you are thinking about moving to Albuquerque, DON'T.
If you are thinking about relocating your business to this city, DON'T.
If you live in Albuquerque, MOVE.
If you are thinking about hosting an event or symposium in this city, DON'T.

And please send a nice letter to Mayor Berry, copied to the Chief of Police Eden as to why you are not moving there/ moving away from the city/not relocating your business there, or not hosting an event there.

When an economy starts to hurt, badly, and a city may get sued out of existence, politicians and police may well start to obey the law.

Sep 01 07:18

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I guess RBN isn't the only ones Vonage is screwing up!

Sep 01 06:54

Funding terrorist and laundering money as the world stands by and does nothing

The IMF released back in June 2016 a document discussing the global scourge known as drug money laundering and the financing of terrorist organizations.

Sep 01 06:51

Defense contractors tell investors World War III is great for business

The mainstream media has been working overtime to position Putin’s Russia as our newest and most pressing international threat, and now even the most absurd events in media are

Aug 31 16:52

Dr. Andrew Wakefield Discusses Vindication of His Original Study Linking Vaccines to Autism

On August 30, Activist Post reporter Derrick Broze attended a screening of Vaxxed: From Controversy to Cover-Up. Broze was able to speak with the film’s director, Dr. Andrew Wakefield. Wakefield was an author on one of the first studies to associate autism with vaccinations. Wakefield’s study was later said to be discredited.

Aug 31 12:45

Kratom Now Schedule 1: Cartel Sex Scandal Shamed DEA Suppresses Herb Imports

After the head of DEA Michele M. Leonhart was forced to step down over ascandal involving cartel supplied prostitutes in Columbia, how could anyone consider their authority legitimate, even if one believes the government should be able to regulate what we consume?

Even an article from Forbes agrees this is ridiculous, saying “in the last two months, published research has pointed to why kratom might be a useful and safer alternative to prescription opioids.”

Aug 31 11:57

Federated Farmers lose GMO court battle - again

Campaigners against genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are hailing a High Court ruling allowing regional councils to decide whether GMOs can be banned in their areas.

But a group representing bio-scientists says the country is in danger of becoming a "bioscience backwater" following today's ruling by Justice Mary Peters at the Whangarei High Court in favour of Whangarei District Council, Northland Regional Council, Soil & Health, GE Free Northland and others.

Justice Peters had dismissed an appeal by Federated Farmers of a decision in May last year finding there was jurisdiction under the Resource Management Act (RMA) for local councils to control the use of GMOs through regional policy instruments.

At the time, Roger Ludbrook of the Northland branch of the farmer lobby group told the Herald that work wasn't for regional councils, but the Environmental Protection Authority.

Aug 31 08:54

The Global Health Coalition: Declaration on HPV Vaccine Safety

By Norma Erickson

May 2016: AutismOne hosted the first International HPV Vaccine Safety Symposium in Chicago, Illinois. For perhaps the first time in history, people from around the globe came together to discuss their experiences with a single type of vaccine. Multiple presentations made it abundantly clear to all that HPV vaccines embody a broad spectrum of problems common to other vaccines, graphically illustrating everything that could possibly go wrong with a vaccine or vaccination program.

The meetings in Chicago brought vaccine safety advocates, HPV vaccine survivors, medical, scientific, and legal professionals from 3 continents together to learn about the global HPV vaccine controversy. By the end of the symposium several conclusions were reached...

Aug 31 07:49

Ankers away! USB-C cables recalled over freakin' fried phone fears

Peripherals builder Anker has issued a recall after researchers found that one of its USB-C cables could potentially cause serious damage to connected hardware.

Researcher Nathan K found that the Anker PowerLine USB-C cables (model A8185011) used an improper method of identifying themselves, presenting as a device. This, in turn, can allow the cables to send a higher-than-intended voltage when plugged in as a charger, resulting in damage to connected devices such as smartphones or tablets.

Aug 30 18:42

Argentine Farmers Dismantle Monsanto Facility In Act Of Defiance, Refuse To Continue Being Poisoned

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A coalition of farmers, activists and citizens has successfully stopped the expansion of a Monsanto facility in Malvinas, Argentina. Tired of being poisoned by GMOs, the activists managed to stop construction of the seed plant by descending on the property in masses and refusing to leave.

Aug 30 17:52

What Is the Clinton Foundation and What Does It Do?

Trump recently called the foundation, co-founded in 2002 by Hillary Clinton, Trump's rival in the presidential contest, the “most corrupt enterprise in political history.” Yet he is listed on the foundation’s website among donors who’ve given it $100,000 to $250,000.

Aug 30 17:04

Whoops! IRS doesn’t tell 1 million taxpayers that illegals stole their Social Security numbers

The IRS has discovered more than 1 million Americans whose Social Security numbers were stolen by illegal immigrants, but officials never bothered to tell the taxpayers themselves, the agency’s inspector general said in a withering new report released Tuesday. Investigators first alerted the IRS to the problem five years ago, but it’s still not fixed, the inspector general said, and a pilot program meant to test a solution was canceled, and fell woefully short anyway. As a result most taxpayers don’t learn that their identities have been stolen and their Social Security files may be screwed up.

Aug 30 15:30

DEA Adds Kratom To Schedule 1 List Alongside Heroin

Fresh on the heels of the CDC labeling kratom as an emerging “public health threat” the notoriously fascistic U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency has filed a notice of intent to not only list it as a controlled substance, but the DEA is planning to add it to the most restrictive classification possible. Mitragyna…

Aug 30 15:18

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Touch Disease Is a Ticking Time Bomb

Apple faces an embarrassing flood of crippled iPhone 6 Plus units just as it’s preparing for the iPhone 7 launch

"Hard cheese. Buy a new one."

Aug 29 17:27

Study Finds Link Between Water Fluoridation and Diabetes

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A recent mathematical model study has found a potential link between water fluoridation and type 2 diabetes.

Aug 29 13:16

The real lessons from Obamacare’s meltdown

The decision of several major insurance companies to cut their losses and withdraw from the Obamacare exchanges, combined with the failure of 70 percent of Obamacare’s health insurance “co-ops, ” will leave one in six Obamacare enrollees with only one health insurance option. If Obamacare continues on its current track, most of America may resemble Pinal County, Arizona, where no one can obtain private health insurance. Those lucky enough to obtain insurance will face ever-increasing premiums and a declining choice of providers.

Aug 29 10:54

Lipstadt-Irving "Denial” movie: Caught in a lie before the movie even debuts

There is a crucial misrepresentation in the movie "Denial" about David Irving contra Deborah Lipstadt, where Irving is represented as saying: “... I’ve got a thousand dollars to give anyone who can show me a document that proves the Holocaust.”

In fact, David Irving never offered $1000 for any document that could “prove the Holocaust.”

In Atlanta on 11 November 1994, Deborah Lipstadt gave a presentation wherein, in addition to making derogatory statements about Mr. Irving without realizing that he was present, she claimed that she knew of “a blueprint of a gas chamber complete with the openings through which the S.S. tipped the pellets of cyanide.”

Mr. Irving stood up and issued to Professor Lipstadt the following challenge: “I have here a thousand dollars for you if you can produce to this audience, now or at any time in the future, this document about which you have just lied to them.”

Aug 29 09:15

Clinton Campaign uses ‘Snowden-approved’ encryption app to discuss Trump

The Clinton campaign has begun using a “Snowden-approved” encrypted messaging app in order to privately discuss Donald Trump.

Aug 28 16:24

MORBID: Obamacare exchange sign-ups fall FAR SHORT of forecasts…

Enrollment in the insurance exchanges for President Obama’s signature health-care law is at less than half the initial forecast, pushing several major insurance companies to stop offering health plans in certain markets because of significant financial losses.

Aug 27 15:52

CBO: Federal Debt to Hit $28.2 Trillion Over Next Decade

At the end of this year, outstanding federal debt is expected to climb to $19.4 trillion and to rise by $8.8 trillion in the next ten years. The federal government’s budget deficit, which is the difference between how much money the government spends and how much money it takes in through tax collection, will be $590 billion by the end of 2016, $152 billion more than the previous year. Government spending is projected to increase by 5 percent, or $178 billion, while government revenue is projected to increase by less than 1 percent, or $26 billion.

Aug 27 12:54

Grotesquely Incompetent Judge Won’t Suspend Mandatory Vaccination

By Jon Rappoport

“Hey, let’s just make up stuff in court, it’s a party.”

I’ll keep this as simple as I can.

The infamous SB277, passed into CA law in 2015, made vaccines mandatory for school children in the state.

Last month, a lawsuit was filed, with the purpose of overturning the law. The lawyers asked Federal Judge Dana Sabraw to keep the law from going into effect while the case moves forward.

Sabraw just said no...

Aug 27 11:56

Internet of things struggles as use of smart home gadgets flatlines

Figures from Deloitte show that the popularity of connected home gadgets has barely changed in the last year, despite manufacturers and retailers trying to boost sales.

Aug 27 09:23

Harvard Professor Creates Blueprint for Ending Cash in US; Calls for Immediate Phasing Out of $20 Bills

The attack on cash has entered a new stage. Kenneth Rogoff, the Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University and the former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, is out with an essay this morning in the Wall Street Journal titled,The Sinister Side of Cash.

Aug 27 07:49

Sweden To Become The World’s First Fossil Fuel-free Nation in History

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The Swedish government recently announced that their aim is to become one of the world’s first nations to end its dependence on fossil fuels. They will be investing an extra 4.5 billion kronor (US$546 million) into renewable energy and climate change action in their 2016 budget.

Aug 26 16:09

The ADHD Epidemic: Smart Drugs and the Control of Bodies and Minds

The steady expansion of ADHD diagnosis and cognitive stimulant prescription has been driven by the profit-seeking educational projects of the pharmaceutical industry. In 2010, Americans spent $7 billion on ADHD drugs. By 2015 the amount spent had risen to $12.9 billion.

Aug 26 13:38

The EpiPen Scandal Is Worse Than You Think: What You’re Not Being Told

The EpiPen is a useful device for individuals who suffer from severe allergies. So when news broke that Mylan, the sole maker of the autoinjector “pens” in America, had hiked the prices of its products from $57 each in 2007 to $600 for a package of two in 2016, news outlets had a…

Aug 25 13:57

General Mills Sued Regarding Weed Killer In Nature Valley Granola Bars

When is the word “natural” misleading in advertising? That’s the basis for a lawsuit filed August 25, 2016 against General Mills, maker of the brand Nature Valley Granola Bars, who label their products’ packages with the words “Made with 100% NATURAL whole grain OATS.” The lawsuit was filed by Beyond Pesticides,…

Aug 25 11:06

Does YOUR iPhone 6 have 'Touch Disease'? A design defect is rendering devices useless - and Apple can't fix it

According to a new report, 'touch disease' is an issue which is causing a flickering grey bar to appear across the top of people's screens.

Experts claim it is a 'ticking time bomb' and it could affect a growing number of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus screens.

Aug 25 09:17

EpiPen maker’s stock value plunges nearly $3 billion as investors panic

Mylan Pharmaceuticals — the company that makes the EpiPen rescue device — has watched its stock value plummet over the last five days as panicky investors jump ship.

According to U.S. Uncut, outrage over Mylan’s decision to jack up the price of the EpiPen has spooked shareholders, whose departures have reduced the value of Mylan stock by 12.4 percent. On August 19, Mylan stocks went from $49.20 per share to $43.11 on August 24, a net loss of nearly $3 billion for the company.

The EpiPen is a popular rescue device for food allergy sufferers who run the risk of anaphylaxis — a potentially lethal reaction to allergen exposure. The device rapidly delivers a dose of epinephrine to the system, which for severe allergy sufferers can mean the difference between life and death.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Couldn't happen to a more deserving pharmaceutical company!

To put a life-saving device out of the financial reach of those who desperately need it by jacking up the price astronomically is just completely, morally wrong.

Aug 25 09:08

Company Gouging Price Of EpiPens Is A Clinton Foundation Donor And Partner

The pharmaceutical company that distributes the EpiPen is also a Clinton Foundation donor.

Hillary Clinton criticized the company, Mylan, on Wednesday, calling its price hikes of the life-saving medical device “outrageous.”

“It’s just the latest troubling example of a company taking advantage of its consumers,” said Clinton.

But those remarks highlight Clinton’s radio silence on the price of the EpiPen, which has grown steadily since 2007, when Mylan acquired rights to sell the 50-year-old drug.

EpiPen injections, which help stop potentially fatal allergic reactions, cost $57 in 2007. They now run $609. According to CNBC, the price of EpiPens has increased at a steady rate in those nine years.

As of May 2011, the price was $165. That rose to $350 in 2014 and $461 last year.

The Foundation partnered with Mylan at a time when it was raising prices on the EpiPen, which had been distributed by Merck.

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I love the smells of irony and hypocrisy in the morning!!

Aug 25 07:46

Women Nearly 3 Times Likely To Get Breast Cancer With Common Hormone Replacement Therapies

By Karen Foster

Scientists at the Institute of Cancer Research in London say the risks of taking the pills have been underestimated for years – and are actually 60 percent higher than thought.

The findings, based on a study of 39,000 British women tracked as they went through the menopause, will re-ignite a 20-year-old debate about the benefits and risks of taking HRT.

The research found women who took the combined form of HRT – which contains both oestrogen and progestogen – were 2.7 times more likely to develop breast cancer over five years than those who did not take the treatment...

Aug 24 19:36

Touchscreen chip flaw renders some iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices useless

Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus appear to be vulnerable to so-called “touch disease”, a hardware problem that is crippling phones, according to reports from users and third-party repairers.

The issue, which has been observed in iPhone 6s since the beginning of the year, seems to affect the touchscreen controller chips, resulting in problems for the high-end smartphones in responding to touch input.

Badly affected phones become next to useless. First the status bar becomes grey and flickers and the touchscreen becomes unresponsive, with users unable to control or use the smartphones without the touchscreen working.

Aug 24 14:39

The Price Of The Life-Saving EpiPen Increased By More Than 450 Percent

Martin Shkreli became one of the most notorious people in the United States for hiking the price of a rarely used life-saving drug by 4,000 percent in September 2015. And nearly a year later, dozens of reports are now coming out about how Mylan Pharmaceuticals hiked the price of the very common life-saving EpiPen by over 450 percent since Mylan bought EpiPen in 2007.

Aug 23 21:57

Insulin price spike leaves diabetes patients in crisis

A massive spike in insulin prices is causing a health crisis for millions of diabetes patients who depend on the lifesaving drug, doctors say.

Now, after years of rapid increases having nothing to do with available supply and not matched elsewhere in the world, those in the U.S. insulin supply chain are blaming each other.

Aug 23 19:03

The Beloved Orangutan is Being Wiped Out by Corporate Greed

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

Aug 23 18:56

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

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

Aug 23 15:15

DEBT RATIO TO HIT HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE 1950…

The national debt this year will jump to the highest level since 1950 relative to the size of the economy, the Congressional Budget Office reported Tuesday.

Aug 23 10:20

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

Aug 23 09:42

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

By Chris “Kikila” Perrin

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

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

Aug 23 05:46

10 Orwellian moments found in the newly leaked private NSA newsletters

The Intercept recently began releasing batches of top secret internal newsletters from the most important division of the NSA, the Signals Intelligence Directorate, or SIGINT.

Aug 23 05:30

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

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

Aug 22 20:29

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

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

Aug 22 09:31

Pesticides sprayed to fight Zika may be more harmful than Zika

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

Aug 22 09:28

Is this some kind of sick joke? Check out McDonald’s new happy meal toy

McDonald’s, a company reviled as of late for its use of unhealthy ingredients, has decided to change course. Kind of.

Aug 22 09:26

GOVERNMENT LOGIC — STATE NOW TAXING UBER, LYFT TO GIVE MONEY TO TAXI UNIONS

As Leopold Khor observed in his important book, The Breakdown of Nations, large organizations have a tendency to become too bureaucratic and rigidified to retain the resilience necessary to make adaptations to changes in their world. In the business world, instead of changing or downsizing, large corporations lean on the power of government to prop them up by implementing laws which grant them advantages over their smaller competition. The most recent case of corporations using government power to maintain a failing monopoly is taking place in the Massachusetts taxi service. Because of the much more efficient ideas of Uber and Lyft and the novel design of their platforms, the archaic taxi industry is in decline. Instead of adapting to the changing climate of smartphone-based systems, taxi unions are doing what monopolies do best — having the government stifle their competition to legislate themselves an advantage.

Aug 21 20:27

The REAL M1 Abrams! Chapter 1: Overview

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 21 19:55

Government Advises Airlines to Spray Pesticides on Passengers

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

Aug 21 17:36

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

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

Aug 21 16:27

One in Five Manufacturers in NY Cutting Jobs Due to Obamacare

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

Aug 21 16:04

The walking dead: Obamacare

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

Aug 19 15:05

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

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

Aug 19 09:53

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

By Claire Bernish

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

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

Aug 18 17:07

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

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

Aug 18 13:49

Economy going down with the ship?

T he Dry Bulk Shipping Index (BDI), is at five-year lows. That tells me the entire dry bulk shipping fleet is in the toilet. -- And one more thing: more ships are being scrapped than were scrapped in the darkest days of the Great Recession. What’s more, the average age of a recycled ship was 30 years. Today, that average is down to 15 years. -- No one is replacing the scrapped vessels with new ships, either. They’re scrapping old ships to get operating capital because there’s no real shipping business. Some tankers are regularly carrying more water ballast than cargo.

Aug 17 15:26

How Much Longer Can They Ignore Reality? “Real Economists Would See An Economy Collapsing” — Paul Craig Roberts

The reason that Americans have no income from their savings is that public authorities put the welfare of a handful of “banks too big to fail” above the welfare of the American people. The enormous liquidity created by the Federal Reserve has gone into the financial system where it has driven up the prices of financial instruments. There has been a stock market recovery but not an economic recovery.

Aug 17 10:43

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Common Products Using Formaldehyde Precursors

Cosmetics Using Formaldehyde Precursors

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

Aug 17 09:56

Monsanto To Face Court For Intentionally Mislabelling Toxic Chemicals

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

Aug 17 05:31

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

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

Aug 16 20:19

SSRI Antidepressants Put Patients at Clear Risk of Suicide

Waking Times

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

Aug 16 17:31

Alert: FDA Attempting To Halt Creation Of New Supplements

We need all hands on deck. The Alliance for Natural Health USA just broke out its highest level action alert. This may be the worst attack on natural health supplements since the early 1990s.

Aug 16 17:06

Global central banks dump USA debt at record pace…

In the first six months of this year, foreign central banks sold a net $192 billion of U.S. Treasury bonds, more than double the pace in the same period last year, when they sold $83 billion. China, Japan, France, Brazil and Colombia led the pack of countries dumping U.S. debt. -- It’s the largest selloff of U.S. debt since at least 1978, according to Treasury Department data.

Aug 15 19:46

Taxpayers at risk as Obamacare crumbles

The health insurance exchanges that are the beating heart of Obamacare are on the edge of collapse, with premiums rising sharply for ever narrower provider networks, non-profit health co-ops shuttering their doors, and even the biggest insurance companies heading for the exits amid mounting losses. Even the liberal Capitol Hill newspaper The Hill is warning of a possible “Obamacare meltdown” this fall.

Aug 15 07:35

CDC Launches War On Kratom; Evidence Who Needs It?

As kratom, a natural pain reliever that has also been known to assist in breaking addiction becomes more and more popular, the Police State and the Nanny State are doing their best to tag-team yet another plant and the concept of individual rights. Demonstrating how so much “science” in modern America isn’t…

Aug 15 07:23

8 Doctors from Hell

One of America's most famous and most prolific serial killers was a doctor. Herman Webster Mudgett, better known by the alias H.H. Holmes, is said to have killed anywhere from 27 to 200 people in his legendarily "Murder Castle."

Aug 14 14:11

Why Should There Be A Moratorium On Vaccines?

Since Sallie has spearheaded the national campaign “Unite to Save Our Children, Call for a National Moratorium on Vaccination Now,” the question Sallie asked was, “Why should there be a moratorium on vaccines?” However, Sallie put that question to me during her...

Aug 14 09:20

Hillary Clinton Has Parkinson’s Disease, Physician Confirms

We Concur!
The fact that Hillary is still running for President shows what a sick failed state the US has become.

Hillary’s health is declining, as anyone who has looked at her can see. The question is: What condition does she have? A board certified Anesthesiologist has written a memo of Hillary’s health. Feel free to pass it along to doctors and to analytics and criticize it.

Aug 13 12:09

Drug Sales On The Dark Web Have Tripled Since The Feds Shut Down Silk Road

By John Vibes

This week, it was reported that drug sales on the dark web have tripled since the infamous Silk Road was shut down in 2013.

Within hours of the Silk Road takedown, there were several competitors that were already on the dark web who were ready to move in on the newly available business.

Stijn Hoorens of the RAND corporation recently published a study showing how this growth has occurred despite government intervention...

Aug 13 10:00

MICROSOFT INADVERTENTLY DEMONSTRATES THE INTRINSIC SECURITY PROBLEM OF INCLUDING A UNIVERSAL BACKDOOR IN ITS SOFTWARE BY ACCIDENTALLY LEAKING ITS "GOLDEN KEY"

Microsoft has inadvertently demonstrated the intrinsic security problem of including a universal backdoor in its software after it accidentally leaked its so-called "golden key"—which allows users to unlock any device that's supposedly protected by Secure Boot, such as phones and tablets.

The key basically allows anyone to bypass the provisions Microsoft has put in place ostensibly to prevent malicious versions of Windows from being installed, on any device running Windows 8.1 and upwards with Secure Boot enabled.

And while this means that enterprising users will be able to install any operating system—Linux, for instance—on their Windows tablet, it also allows bad actors with physical access to a machine to install bootkits and rootkits at deep levels. Worse, according to the security researchers who found the keys, this is a decision Microsoft may be unable to reverse.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oops there!!!

Aug 12 15:56

350,000 People Just Asked the Governor to Stop Using Oil Wastewater on California Crops

By Christina Sarich

350,000 people just asked California’s governor to halt the dangerous practice of irrigating crops with oil-contaminated wastewater from Chevron.

A petition representing more than a quarter million Californians was delivered by activists who gathered outside the state capitol this past week to urge Governor Jerry Brown to stop Chevron and California Resources Corporation from dumping oil wastewater on over 90,000 acres in the Cawelo Irrigation District and the North Kern Water Management District, among others, slated to be irrigated with petro-water. More than 100 farms are affected by the practice...

Aug 12 11:46

Negative Rates for the People Arrive as German Bank Gives In

When the European Central Bank introduced a negative interest rate on lenders’ deposits two years ago, few thought things would ever go this far.
This week, a German cooperative savings bank in the Bavarian village of Gmund am Tegernsee -- population 5,767 -- said it’ll start charging retail customers to hold their cash. From September, for savings in excess of 100,000 euros ($111,710), the community’s Raiffeisen bank will take back 0.4 percent. That’s a direct pass through of the current level of the ECB’s negative deposit rate.
“With our business clients there’s been a negative rate for quite some time, so why should it be any different for private individuals with big balances?,” Josef Paul, a board member of the bank, said by phone on Thursday. “As it looks today, charges on deposits won’t be extended to customers with lower amounts” than 100,000 euros, he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This may well be the proverbial financial "canary in the coal mine; look to see other banks, both inside, and outside of Germany, start to adopt this trend.

And no wonder banks now want to do away with cash; because with these negative rates, customers are going to look for other places than banks to stash their cash.

The purpose of a savings account USED to be to see a little extra added to that account on a monthly basis; now, that is no longer the case.

Aug 12 06:44

EU’s Smallest Nation is Its First to Completely Ban Monsanto’s Toxic Glyphosate

Waking Times

The European Union’s smallest member country, Malta, has officially began the process of completely banning Monsanto’s toxic glyphosate from the 122 square mile island nation in the Mediterranean Sea. Labeled a ‘probable carcinogenic’ by the World Health Organization, controversy over the use of glyphosate, a primary ingredient in the popular gardening product RoundUp, is a globally contentious issue, yet very few nation states have sided with precautionary reasoning when considering the continued use of this toxic herbicide and crop desiccant.

Aug 11 11:30

Now it's done in Florida?!

Doctors Name Monsanto’s Larvicide As Cause of Brazilian Microcephaly Outbreak.
A report from the Argentine doctors’ organisation, Physicians in the Crop-Sprayed Towns, challenges the theory that the Zika virus epidemic in Brazil is the cause of the increase in the birth defect microcephaly among newborns.

The increase in this birth defect, in which the baby is born with an abnormally small head and often has brain damage, was quickly linked to the Zika virus by the Brazilian Ministry of Health. However, according to the Physicians in the Crop-Sprayed Towns, the Ministry failed to recognise that in the area where most sick people live, a chemical larvicide that produces malformations in mosquitoes was introduced into the drinking water supply in 2014. This poison, Pyriproxyfen, is used in a State-controlled programme aimed at eradicating disease-carrying mosquitoes.

Aug 11 09:42

UNSAFE LEVELS OF TOXIC CHEMICALS FOUND IN DRINKING WATER FOR SIX MILLION AMERICANS

Levels of a widely used class of industrial chemicals linked with cancer and other health problems — polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) — exceed federally recommended safety levels in public drinking water supplies for six million people in the U.S., according to a new study led by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).
The study will be published August 9, 2016 in Environmental Science & Technology Letters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Might as well face the reality that local and Federal officials don't care about the quality of your drinking water.

There are several, rather inexpensive, water testing kits that are readily available for consumers.

It is better for you to know what is in your drinking water, then develop a plan of action if your water is contaminated, particularly if you have kids.

Aug 10 10:00

SOCIAL SECURITY’S LOOMING $32 TRILLION SHORTFALL (THAT’S RIGHT 32 TRILLION)

But hey, who cares? I mean I’ll be dead by the time Social Security implodes. I paid into it. I want my money. That most people take out far more in Social Security than they put in in a lifetime means nothing to me. I was promised Social Security and darn it I am going to get my check.

The grand kids can figure it out.

(From CNBC)

“We’re not broke in 20 years to 30 years, we’re broke now,” Kotlikoff said. “All the bills have been kept off the books by Congress and presidential administrations for six decades.”

The $6.3 trillion increase in the infinite horizon projection shows that Social Security Administration actuaries are more pessimistic about economic and wage growth, Kotlikoff said.

Of course one of the big problems here is that the politicians will never cut Social Security – it’s too important a tool for manipulating voters – but they think they can increasingly tax it. And that is the soft case the attached article makes.

Aug 10 09:42

Source of DNC email leak murdered, Wikileaks Julian Assange implies – Offers $20,000 reward

Subscribe now for more! http://bit.ly/1QHJwaK The source of the DNC e-mail leak was murdered, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange Implies. The Whistleblower organization has offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of whoever killed Seth Rich, the DNC staffer who was mysteriously murdered shortly after the #DNCLeak. Media analyst Mark Dice has the story. © 2016 by Mark Dice

Aug 09 20:49

Tobacco is Legal, but Cannabis Actually Kills and Prevents Lung Cancer

Waking Times

Cannabis kills cancer. However, decades of negative propaganda against this plant medicine still influences the way many people look at it, and it’s often compared to tobacco when considering its effect on human health. There is no doubt tobacco causes lung cancer, as well as many other chronic and deadly illness, yet it is still available everywhere while people are being locked up for using a plant that heals.

Aug 09 20:46

The Outrageous Ways Big Pharma Has Bribed Doctors to Shill Drugs

Waking Times

At the 2010 meeting of the American Psychiatric Association in New Orleans, a psychiatrist from the East coast shared her anger with me about the recent clamp down on Pharma financial perks to doctors. “They used to wine us and dine us. An SSRI maker flew my entire office to a Caribbean island… but now nothing,” she lamented.

Aug 09 14:02

What’s Coming Is Going to Be a Mess — Jim Rogers

We’ve had two 50% market drops in the last 15 years. Why can’t we have a third? And if it can drop 50%, why can’t it drop 75%? It can and it will ultimately. But in the meantime, all that money printing could still drive stocks higher. And central banks might take even more desperate measures to keep the game going.

Aug 09 12:38

WikiLeaks emails expose alcohol industry’s paid campaign to stifle pot legalization

When the good people at Marijuana.com went through the WikiLeaks dump of the DNC emails, they found something unrelated to the trove of damning information on the criminal Hillary Clinton. Within the mountains of email texts, was a paid segment by the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA), stoking fear within Washington, encouraging politicians to be wary of marijuana legalization.

Aug 09 09:51

Evidence Links Cocaine Abuse And Parkinson's Disease

Both Bill and Hill are showing Parkinson's like symptoms. Remember Mena.

Date:
December 14, 2005
Source:
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Summary:
Adults who abuse cocaine might increase their risk of developing Parkinson's disease (PD), and pregnant women who abuse cocaine could increase the risk of their children developing PD later in life, according to results of laboratory studies performed by investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Aug 08 22:15

Apomorphine Side Effects

Unless she is one heck of an actress putting on a show this lady has advanced Parkinson's disease. She is reacting to the medicine. The Doc gives you this stuff when your l-dopa suddenly stops working and it has side effects. Damned if she does and damned if she doesn't. This lady is very ill and there is no way she could handle the office.
We are in a heapa trouble boys!

For the Consumer
Applies to apomorphine: subcutaneous solution

confusion
dizziness, faintness, or light-headedness when getting up from lying or sitting position
falling asleep during activity
mood or mental changes
twitching, twisting, uncontrolled repetitive movements of tongue, lips, face, arms, or legs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hd4NH9jKNas

Aug 08 21:52

APOKYN: Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is APOKYN!

APOKYN also known as apomorphine hydrochloride injection,is a prescription-only medication that is used as needed to treat the symptoms of off episodes associated with "Advancing" Parkinson's Disease.
https://www.agingcare.com/Articles/What-is-off-time-and-wearing-off-on...

Aug 08 11:53

Obama’s GMO embarrassment: Why the new labeling bill just signed into law is a sham

It is known as the DARK Act — Denying Americans the Right to Know. It was signed by President Obama last week in the afterglow of the Democratic National Convention, without fanfare or major media coverage. The bill’s moniker is apt. With a few strokes of his pen Obama scratched out the laws of Vermont, Connecticut and Maine that required the labeling of genetically engineered foods.

He also nullified the GE seed labeling laws in Vermont and Virginia that allowed farmers to choose what seeds they wanted to buy and plant. And for good measure he preempted Alaska’s law requiring the labeling of any GE fish or fish product, passed to protect the state’s vital fisheries from contamination by recently approved genetically engineered salmon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Of course, this legislation is a bloody sham; because at the end of the day, Obama is no less "owned" by Monsanto and the other GMO-creating companies than are prominent Republicans.

Aug 08 11:43

You know those new chips in your credit card? They’re failing you miserably

Americans have spent much of 2016 lamenting the addition of chips into their credit and debit cards. In exchange for the extra few moments consumers spend checking out, however, they are promised enhanced security to protect their accounts.

Aug 08 11:41

Frankincense’s cellular healing power is a powerful solution for many types of cancer

It turns out that the “Three Wise Men” may have been even wiser than we thought. …

Aug 08 11:39

Amazon Echo is the ultimate spy device that records everything you say

The world’s largest retailer is under fire for releasing a device that, according to some experts, is little more than a spying tool for government surveillance.

Aug 08 11:38

Zika mosquitoes same as GM mosquitoes released off the coast of Florida

State and local officials in Florida are now going door to door asking residents for urine samples and other information as a result of the alleged local transmission of the Zika virus. According to CNN, four individuals located in Miami-Dade and Broward counties have been infected with the Zika virus as a result of local mosquitoes. These are the first known cases of Zika transmission by mosquitoes in the continental U.S.

Aug 07 11:22

Breaking: World renowned holistic Dr Sebi dies after arrest, while in custody

We have written articles on the amazing Dr Sebi before. He rose to even more fame after his patient Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez died (he also treated the late Michael Jackson), in what some call a mysterious car accident, after leaving his facilities.

Aug 07 06:49

Insecticides being sprayed from helicopters onto general public at low altitudes to combat Zika in Florida Keys

British and Canadian citizens have been told to use caution when traveling to Florida and have been warned away from having sexual intercourse within the state as the Zika virus, carried by mosquitoes, is now spreading through several counties.

Aug 06 08:36

Ford recalls 830,00 vehicles for door latches

Ford announced Friday that it was recalling about 830,000 vehicles in North America to replace side door latches.

Affected by the recall are 2013-2015 Ford C-MAX, 2013-2015 Ford Escape, 2012-2015 Ford Focus, 2015 Ford Mustang and Lincoln MKC, and 2014-2016 Ford Transit Connect vehicles.

Aug 05 15:17

London ‘Fellatio Café’ Will Offer Coffee & Oral Sex…If It’s Not Deemed Illegal

London could soon host its first ever ‘fellatio café’ for punters seeking oral pleasure with their morning coffee.

If the business manages to overcome all the legal barriers to opening, the café will offer customers a selection of coffees, along with oral sex performed by an escort.

Webmaster addition: "Cream in your coffee?"

Aug 04 13:44

FBI: July Was 15th Straight Month Of Record Background Checks

The latest figures from the FBI show that July 2016 was the 15th consecutive month of record background checks for gun sales.

Aug 04 09:43

Starbucks recalls steel straws which lacerate mouths

2.5 million stainless steel straws are being recalled by Starbucks following reports of children getting mouth lacerations. The straws cost $6 for a pack of three. They were also included with many of Starbucks’ more expensive cups.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wonder who came up with THAT bright idea!!!

Aug 04 08:03

Are Foods Carrying Health Claims Better Than Those Without?

By Natasha Longo

Foods carrying health claims have only slightly better nutrition profiles than products without, and they often carry a greater percentage of food additives, preservatives and artificial sweeteners...

Aug 04 07:34

Intel's smartwatches are so hot right now – too hot: Basis Peak recalled for skin burns, blistering

Intel has recalled every single one of its Basis Peak smartwatches – as well as urging people to stop using them – because they can become dangerously hot.

Chipzilla has told everyone who bought a Peak to send back the watch along with any and all accessories for a full refund. Keeping it is not an option: by the end of the year, Intel will switch off its Peak cloud services, which the devices synchronize to, rendering the wrist-puters useless.

Aug 03 14:37

Homeownership at 51-Year Low: The Feds Have Failed

??Since federal policy efforts have apparently done nothing to increase homeownership, let’s turn to taking a hard look at if we need the federal “homeownership industry” at all. Repealing the tens of thousands of pages of laws and regulations related to promoting homeownership over the past fifty years might be a good start.

Aug 03 11:21

New UN Report:Tax Meat Until It’s Too Expensive To Eat

They are positively mad. Meat should be taxed at the wholesale level to raise the price and deter consumption, says a new report from the UN’s International Research Panel. “I think it is extremely urgent,” said Professor Maarten Hajer of Utrecht University in the Netherlands, lead author of the report. “All of the harmful effects on the environment and on health needs to be priced into food products."

Aug 03 10:01

Global surveillance industry database helps track big brother worldwide

Offering a groundbreaking glimpse of the global surveillance industry—the tools it employs, the extent of its reach, and the accountability it largely evades—human rights watchdog organization Privacy International on Tuesday released a searchable database and accompanying report that track Big Brother worldwide.

Aug 03 09:22

Mountain biker suffers horrific burns after his iPhone 6 exploded when he crashed in Australia

Gareth Clear, 36, was riding around Manly Dam in Australia on Sunday when he fell from his bike, landing on his iPhone 6.

Seconds later he noticed smoke and a searing heat, before hearing an explosion as the phone he’d had for just six months ignited, melting through his shorts and two layers of skin on his upper right thigh.

The burn was so severe he had to undergo skin graft surgery at the burns unit of the Royal North Shore Hospital.

Aug 03 09:16

GLOBAL SURVEILLANCE INDUSTRY DATABASE HELPS TRACK BIG BROTHER WORLDWIDE

"Without instruments capable of restricting transfers and shining a light on the companies and the trade, surveillance technologies developed in and traded from the West will further undermine privacy and facilitate other abuses," says report. (Photo: Alan Levine/flickr/cc) Offering a groundbreaking glimpse of the global surveillance industry—the tools it employs, the extent of its reach, and the accountability it largely evades—human rights watchdog organization Privacy International on Tuesday released a searchable database and accompanying report that track Big Brother worldwide.

Aug 02 14:12

A Journeyman — Not An Apprentice — Electrician Explains Faulty Smart Meters

AMI Smart Meters are being rolled out across the globe, especially in the USA where there is much opposition to various aspects regarding their being retrofitted on to electric, natural gas, and water utility services replacing safe, non-EMF-polluting analog meters. From 1981 to 2008 Robert Marx of Redford, Michigan, worked…

Aug 02 13:47

Smart Meter, Wi-Fi And Microwave Radiation Information Consumers Need To Know

Maybe it would be important for readers to take a few minutes—I’d even say advisable—to watch and listen carefully to a video crash course in microwave energy radiation, i.e., RFs/EMFs.

Aug 02 10:36

US State Dept employee confirms GMO golden rice is Trojan Horse crop

Companies that own patents on golden rice would be willing to make golden rice available at no cost if the countries involved would be willing to adopt US patent regimens to protect other GMO crops

EXCERPT: A couple of years ago we met with an employee of the US State Department who sat down to talk to us about the benefits of GMO crops for farmers and consumers in the Global South. We asked about whether or not farmers would have to pay a technology fee and purchase the Golden Rice seed each year. He said the companies that own the patents would be willing to make the Golden Rice and virus-resistant cassava available at no cost if the countries involved would be willing to adopt US patent regimens to protect other GMO crops. From a policy perspective, that raises the question of whether these crops are being developed as a humanitarian gesture or a means to ensure the profits of the companies who hold the patents.

Aug 01 12:05

The GMO Debate: One student’s experience of pro-GMO propaganda at Cornell University

I came back to Cornell a changed person, with a drastically different perspective. I was in for quite a shock, however: I sat in on a course entitled “The GMO Debate”. I was expecting members of an intellectual community coming together, with proponents and critics of GMO food each giving the best verified evidence they had to support their cause. Given all that I had learned about GMO agriculture, I was excited to participate for the “GMO skeptic” side.

The GMO Debate course, which ran in the fall of 2015, was a blatant display of unscientific propaganda in an academic setting. There were a total of 4 active professors in the course, and several guest speakers. They took turns each session defending industrial agriculture and biotechnology with exactly zero critical examination of GMOs. In spite of the course’s name, there was a complete lack of actual “debate”. Here are some of the more memorable claims I heard that fall semester:

* GMO food is necessary to feed the world
* there is no instance of harm from agricultural GMOs
* glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, is safer than coffee and table salt

Aug 01 10:20

F-35 targeting system laser will be 'almost impossible' to use in UK

US restrictions on the F-35 fighter jet's targeting system will make it “almost impossible” for training to be carried out in the UK, the Ministry of Defence fears – but its press office insists the constraints are normal.

The F-35's electro-optical targeting system (EOTS) includes a target designator laser and a laser rangefinder.

According to the Defence Ranges Safety Committee, the F-35 has only been cleared to use the designator laser “in the US under very tight controls”.

These include a ban on any optic devices being within 33km of the aircraft when the designator is switched on, and no observers being allowed within 9km of an F-35 operating its designator laser.

“If these restrictions stand, then training in the UK will be almost impossible,” an MoD civil servant wrote.

Aug 01 09:54

Veteran CDC employee resigns after she was caught helping Coca-Cola gain political influence over health authorities

America’s “health” authorities have again been caught conspiring with Big Food to ensure their products remain on the market and lucrative, despite mounting evidence of causing widespread, chronic illness among millions of people.

Aug 01 08:20

MYSTERY GMO WHEAT FOUND GROWING IN WASHINGTON STATE COULD AFFECT FOREIGN TRADE WITH U.S.

Genetically modified wheat not approved for sale or commercial production in the United States has been found growing in a field in Washington state, agriculture officials said Friday, posing a possible risk to trade with countries concerned about engineered food. The Food and Drug Administration says genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, are safe and little scientific concern exists about the safety of those on the market. But critics say not enough is known about their risks, and they want GMOs labeled so people know what's in their food. On Friday, President Barack Obama signed into law a bill that will require labeling of genetically modified ingredients for the first time. The legislation passed by Congress two weeks ago will require most food packages to carry a text label, a symbol or an electronic code readable by smartphone that indicates whether the food contains genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.

Jul 29 17:37

FBI probing possible hack of Clinton campaign; Russia reportedly suspected

Hillary Clinton’s campaign was reportedly breached as part of a widepsread cyberattack on Democrats, Reuters reported Friday.

Clinton is the latest casualty in a hack that targeted the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, both involved in electing Democratic cadidates to office.

Clinton’s campaign did not respond to an immediate request for comment>>>

(* Done Against HER , and Suddenly Political Computer Hacking is a willful , deliberate , intentional , premeditated , planned , conscious , hurtful , arrogant , done on purpose , immoral , illegal , no excuses , Crime ? )

Jul 29 14:31

U.S. must beware China's 'Guam killer' missile

(CNN)Capable of hitting targets 3,400 miles away, China's "Guam killer" missile is raising new fears of a growing Chinese threat to major U.S. military installations.

Jul 29 08:38

iTunes users targeted with £20 purchase refund scam - how to protect yourself

Apple's iTunes customers are being warned to delete "scam" emails that are being sent to some customers claiming they have been charged more than £20 to download a song.

Reports have surfaced on social media of iTunes users receiving an email claiming to be from Apple, detailing an alleged recent song purchase from the iTunes Store that costs £23.34.

However, the aim appears to be to encourage them to click a link within the email to 'cancel and manage subscriptions', but in fact leads to a fraudulent website that asks users to enter their personal details.

Apple customers have also reported receiving emails claiming to be from iTunes that include a bill for Netflix.

Jul 28 16:38

New Study Shows Common Insecticide Destroys Fertility In Bees

By Derrick Broze

A new study provides further evidence that a commonly used insecticide is causing harm to the honey bee population, specifically the male drone honey bees.

A new study published on Wednesday in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B has found that a class of insecticides known as neonicotinoids do not kill drone honey bees, but instead drastically reduce the amount of live sperm produced by the male population. Researchers at Switzerland’s University of Bern found that the bees who ate pollen treated with neonicotinoids produced 39 percent less live sperm than the bees who did not eat the treated pollen...

Jul 28 15:40

Homeownership Rate in the U.S. Drops to Lowest Since 1965

The U.S. homeownership rate fell to the lowest in more than 50 years as rising prices put buying out of reach for many renters. The share of Americans who own their homes was 62.9 percent in the second quarter, the lowest since 1965, according to a Census Bureau report Thursday. It was the second straight quarterly decrease, down from 63.5 percent in the previous three months.

Jul 28 15:16

Peter Schiff: Time Is Running Out, “Crisis Worse Than 2008 Coming”

Economic expert Peter Schiff speaks on not only the safe haven of gold, and what is at stake in the election, but just how dire the financial consequences will be when the great storm hits and batters everyone.

Jul 28 13:40

10K GOOGLE WI-FI KIOSKS ARE COLLECTING MILLIONS OF FACES AND MAC ADDRESSES

image credit: Cryptome According to a NYC. gov page, CityBridge was chosen in 2014 to offer free private Wi-Fi to NYC residents. CityBridge is a consortium of companies that includes Intersection, Qualcomm, and CIVIQ Smartscapes – to develop and operate the LinkNYC network. (the above pic. shows one of two surveillance cameras) These kiosks, called ‘Links,’ will provide the public with a fast, private Wi-Fi network providing free domestic calling, two USB charging ports, a tablet for accessing the internet, and a red 911 button to contact emergency services. New York city plans on installing nearly10,000 spying kiosks.

Jul 28 11:52

The Most Dangerous Jobs in America

Police are 15th.

1 Logging workers 110.9 78
2 Fishers and related fishing workers 80.8 22
3 Aircraft pilots and flight engineers 64 82
4 Roofers 47.4 83
5 Refuse and recyclable material collectors 35.8 27

Jul 28 11:46

GESTAPO IN THE USA: FCC INTIMIDATES PRESS AND KILLS FREE SPEECH AT 5G ROLLOUT

In a public meeting at FCC headquarters on July 14, the agency which once served the people instead acted like tyrannical thugs, in an escalating series of remarkable events.

First, they prevented wireless science advocates from displaying a simple sign, violating their First Amendment rights in a public venue. Then, a security guard forcefully prevented a t-shirt from being taken out of a bag, by a former Congressional candidate with opposing views.

Next, a Bloomberg reporter had his credentials confiscated — almost unbelievably — for merely talking with the former Congressional candidate.

WHY IS THE FCC RESORTING TO GESTAPO-LIKE TACTICS OF SUPPRESSION AND OUTRIGHT INTIMIDATION?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's always "profits uber alles" for this country's government, at this state.

Jul 27 07:58

Gestapo In The USA: FCC Intimidates Press and Kills Free Speech at 5G Rollout

By Josh del Sol

In a public meeting at FCC headquarters on July 14, the agency which once served the people instead acted like tyrannical thugs, in an escalating series of remarkable events...

Jul 27 03:53

Mobile phones are 'cooking' men's sperm

The findings have led to a leading British fertility expert to advise men to stop being addicted to mobile phones.

Jul 26 14:03

These Companies Put BPA And Other Chemicals In Their BPA-Free Cans

Over the past several years, concern over the endocrine-disrupting chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) has multiplied exponentially. More people than ever before are aware of the potential side-effects of BPA, a chemical compound that is used in plastics manufacturing and many other capacities, such as breast and prostate cancer, obesity, infertility, type 2 Diabetes,…

Jul 26 10:59

Prohibition is Over! First GOP Poll to Show Majority Support for Full Marijuana Legalization

By Steven Maxwell

Prohibition of cannabis is over. It may not be legally over yet, but in the minds of men and women, it’s over.

A new YouGov poll shows a new record high of Americans now support the legalization of marijuana by a widening gap...

Jul 26 07:57

Glyphosate disrupts DNA function, causing ‘medical chaos’ in the form of multiple diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, say researchers

Nearly half a century has passed since Monsanto scientist John Franz first discovered glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, which today is sprayed heavily all over the globe, including on our food and water, and in recreational areas where people go for leisure.

Jul 26 07:40

McDonald's Shares Fall

McDonald's shares fall after US sales disappoint

McDonald's shares fell more than 3 percent Tuesday as the company's latest results showed that its U.S. turnaround is still a ways off.

Second-quarter same-stores sales growth in the U.S. fell short of estimates, raising doubts about when its All-Day Breakfast and McPick 2 promotions are having the desired effect.

McDonald's introduced all-day breakfast at its U.S. restaurants in October in a bid to attract more diners in the face of growing competition from rivals such as Chipotle Mexican Grill and Shake Shack.

(*Another arena where Americans Have Had It , With The Clown In Charge .)

Jul 26 06:58

Why the US Government Refuses to Turn on Monsanto

Many have pondered how Monsanto managed to rise to such a powerful position with respect to its influence over the U.S. government, and I think journalist Abby Martin may have pin-pointed the source of this obnoxious loyalty in her recent video report, "America's Monster" (below).

In it, she details Monsanto's history as an American "war horse," which began with its involvement in the Manhattan Project and the creation of the atomic bomb. Monsanto's contributions to the U.S. war machine continued during the Vietnam War, when the company became a leading producer of Agent Orange.

These war contributions appear to have cemented a long-lasting and loyal relationship between the U.S. government and Monsanto that continues to this day, to the detriment of the American people.

Jul 25 19:49

LEAKED Footage: Here’s What Monstrous Things They Do For The Sake Of The Meat Industry

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Animal Equality investigators have infiltrated hatcheries to show you a reality that the chicken industry does not want you to see…

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