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Jul 02 12:03

BP Oil Spill: $18.7 Billion Fine a Mere 2% of It’s Enormous $929 Billion Revenue

Remember the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion that killed 11 people and dumped some 4 million barrels of oil into the Gulf a few years ago?

Well now the company has been ordered to pay the largest environmental fine in the nation’s history at $18.7 billion dollars, the final settlement to be divvied up among the Gulf states who suffered most in the oil spill’s wake.

Sure, $18.7 billion sounds like a lot of money even these days, but check out this chart comparing it to the company's total revenue and gross profits...

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Jul 02 09:48

Leaked: What’s in Obama’s trade deal

POLITICO has obtained a draft copy of TPP’s intellectual property chapter as it stood on May 11, at the start of the latest negotiating round in Guam. While U.S. trade officials would not confirm the authenticity of the document, they downplayed its importance, emphasizing that the terms of the deal are likely to change significantly as the talks enter their final stages. Those terms are still secret, but the public will get to see them once the twelve TPP nations reach a final agreement and President Obama seeks congressional approval.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These bills are not for the protection of We the People, but protection of corporate profits, period, end of discussion.

"... the most transparent administration in history", MY ASTROLABE!!

The administration is so terrified of public outrage about these terms, that the public is forbidden to see these treaties until they have been successfully concluded.

How's THAT working for you, in terms of an alleged "transparent presidency"?!?

Jul 02 09:01

Record 93.6 Million People Not in American Labor Force, Highest Since 1977

While the White House again is smiling through its teeth and claiming, "the strongest two-year job growth since 2000," a record-setting 93,626,000 Americans did not even participate in the nation’s labor force at all in June 2015.

That means that 93.6 million Americans age 16 or older who were not in the military or institutionalized did not hold down a job and didn't try to find one, either.

This is the largest number of people not working or trying to work in this country since 1977.

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Jul 02 01:17

Man Grabbed, Crushed to Death By Factory Robot: “This is Just the Start… Machines Will Take Over Our Lives”

“This is just the start…machines will take over our jobs, lives and world.”

That was one man’s reaction to news that a deadly accident during the installation of an assembly line robot at a Volkswagen plant in Germany led to the robot coming to life, grabbing a man and slamming him against a metal plate.

A scene out of the movie Terminator just happened for real. A robot killed a contractor at one of Volkswagen’s production plants in Germany, the automaker said.

Webmaster addition: The media is trying to make this our as a murder, when this was clearly a malfunction.

Jul 01 20:16

Report: In test dogfight, F-35 gets waxed by F-16

F-35 pilot found his aircraft "substantially inferior" in close battle.

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Jul 01 13:20

‘You’re Gonna Get Shot': NYPD Warns People Not to Buy These iPhone Cases Shaped Like Handguns

Considering the police state we live in where unarmed people get shot because officers supposedly mistake them for having weapons when they actually don’t having anything at all, having a pretend gun iPhone case that looks like a real gun seems like a really, really bad idea.

Why people would want to walk around holding guns up to their heads is another matter. It’s not that people shouldn’t have the right to own this gun-shaped iPhone case; it’s just that, if you live in modern-day America (aka Police State, USA), it’ll probably get you killed. Real fast.

In fact, former NYPD officer Joseph Giacalone told CBS New York, “You pull this thing out on a cop, they’re going to shoot you. I mean, it’s as simple as that.”
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Jul 01 12:47

TSA Seizes $75,000 in Cash from Traveler, Tweets Picture of It, But Probably Won’t Give It Back

The gestapo continues to steal everything from us, including our money. Instead of “cops and robbers,” here’s a case of cops or robbers, because I can’t tell who is who here.

When a passenger simply tried to take a bag filled with $75,000 in cash onto a flight at Richmond International Airport, the TSA searched his “bulky” bag and found the money.

They quickly confiscated it.

The guy was not under suspicion for any real crime other than having that much cash on himself at an airport. Apparently just having large sums of cash these days automatically equals a crime that allows the government to steal from you?

Adding insult to theft injury, one of TSA’s spokespeople decided it would somehow make the agency look that much better to then Tweet a snarky photo of the guy’s money-filled bag.

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Jul 01 08:59

Mandatory Vaccination: California is Ordering Genetic Alteration

Jon Rappoport, Guest
Waking Times

Governor Jerry Brown just signed SB277 into law in California. No more religious or philosophical exemption from vaccination.

Now only a medical doctor’s note stating a person should not be vaccinated will provide an exemption — and you can be sure doctors who sign a number of these notes will be tracked, scrutinized, harassed, and attacked by the State.

Jul 01 08:57

The Link Between Water Fluoridation and ADHD

Waking Times

More water fluoridation = more ADHD

The evidence from a new scientific research study shows that children who live in water districts where the water supply is systematically fluoridated suffer with ADHD at a significantly higher rate.

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Jun 30 12:42

Google's Self-Driving Cars Will Have the Added Bonus of Targeting You with Ads Based on Your Location

It's already being claimed that in just 25 years, almost no one will even own their own car. As more and more people are pushed into large urban centers, it is theorized that most will use public transportation services, such as the driverless car.

Question: just how private do you think your ride in a driverless car will really be?

Audi boss Chief Executive Rupert Stadler, as reported by Daily Mail, recently warned that software-driven, self-driving cars will have the capability to monitor and target people with advertisements based on their location while traveling in them down the street.

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Jun 29 17:32

Cake-Correctness: “ISIS Cake Anybody Can Buy at Walmart… But You Can’t Buy Confederate”

First, the store refused to make a cake for a Louisiana man designed with the Confederate flag stars and bars and the words “Heritage Not Hate.”

However, in a follow up request, the same man ordered an ISIS flag cake, which the Walmart bakery did fulfill.

Will the real enemy please stand up?

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Jun 29 11:27

Free Speech Almost Dead

• Educators sacked for voicing their opinions points to irrelevancy of free speech guarantees.

If you had any reservations that freedom of speech in the United States is a quaint concept that has been sacrificed on the altar of political correctness and expediency, it’s time to abandon all hope. A series of separate incidences in the Sunshine and Lone Star states clearly illustrate that the freedom to voice one’s opinion, as memorialized in the U.S. Constitution as well as these state’s constitutions, may be an endangered relic of bygone days

Jun 29 06:49

Uber Faces Another Privacy Complaint - Tracking Users After Leaving Car?

Because the model circumvents typical government and business obstacles and allows individuals the ability to draw extra income, it's been a boon to free market and entrepreneur admirers.

Unfortunately, the admiration bumps up against hesitation with fears of surveillance and tracking via its state-of-the-art software...

Jun 29 06:31

Citizens sign petition to ban the current American flag, issue new design with ‘rainbow’ and ‘all-seeing-eye’

Although it’s well-known that the American flag represents freedom, liberty, justice, and humanity, a portion of dumbed-down Americans believe that it should be banned or altered.

Jun 29 06:08

DHS/POLICE SAY CRIMINALS DRIVE CARS THAT'S WHY THEY'RE USING A NEW INFRARED LICENSE PLATE SCANNING SYSTEM

A new infrared police license plate reader system called the Data Driver Approach to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDCAT) can spy on nearly a million license plates in a two-month span. DDACT's are being used in Idaho as evidenced by the above video.

Jun 26 19:30

Leading Journals Agree That Big Pharma Manipulates Medical Research

Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
Waking Times

Corruption in the medical industry can no longer be ignored. There’s no doubt that much of what is told to the masses, including medical schools and physicians, is simply untrue. Even Dr. Richard Horton, editor of the world’s most respected medical journal, The Lancet, agrees

Jun 26 19:26

EPA Knew EMFs Were a Carcinogenic Decades Ago and Covered It Up

Waking Times

Did you know that back in 1990, the Environmental Protection Agency was all set to release a report that admitted electromagnetic fields (EMFs) are dangerous to our health, including that EMFs have been linked with “the development of various cancers” but stopped short of straight up admitting they are “probable carcinogens”?

Jun 26 14:34

Feds Force Reason.com Editor to Rat out Commenters

I think we all know how crazy the comment section of any website can get. But no matter how vindictive, blustering, or threatening a comment may be, it’s pretty rare for the commenter to act on it in the real world.

But try telling that to the US District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Jun 26 11:38

With Knife Murders Spiking After Gun Ban, UK Urges “Save a Life–Surrender Your Knife”

For the UK – whose laws and policies all-too-often influence those of the U.S. – gun control isn’t enough. Probably nothing will ever be enough.

Now a call to surrender knives, ongoing for years, is in full swing. Via Citizen Action:

The right to bear arms might be under attack here in America–but in the United Kingdom, police are trying to do something even more ridiculous: they’re attempting to ban knives.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Jun 26 10:44

An Illustrated Guide to Civil Asset Forfeiture

This cheerfully drawn comic from the Daily Signal does an excellent job highlighting the insanity of civil asset forfeiture. It begins with a quintessentially American premise: a young person setting out on his own, all wordly possessions in hand, to start a new life as an adult. Far be it from me to spoil the rest.
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Jun 26 08:48

The book burning begins: Movies, book covers and computer games being banished… calls for taking down the American flag, bulldozing Southern memorials, removing flags from children’s toys and more

In just the last 72 hours, total P.C. insanity has swept the nation and all its big retailers as howling leftist maniacs have used the label “tolerance” to initiate what can only be called a modern-day book burning and Orwellian censorship of artistic expression:

Jun 26 08:31

Berkeley orders mobile phone vendors to warn buyers of radiation risk; industry front group still hiding cancer link from public

The progressive California town of Berkeley has passed a new resolution mandating that the safety information typically buried deep within the fine print of mobile phone user manuals instead be emblazoned as a prominent safety warning that consumers will actually notice and acknowledge.

Jun 25 15:01

Smart Meters Fire, Living Hell and Bureaucratic Messes

By Catherine J. Frompovich

This is the real life story about what a Smart Meter can do to your home and your life, especially when a public utility company, a state regulatory agency and insurance company are involved. Colleen, of Yardley, Pennsylvania, has been living a Faustian nightmare and feels she has been pressed to all reasonable limits all because of PECO, an Exelon company, installing a SMART METER on her house...

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Jun 25 07:26

The Power grid and level 4 event

A major geomagnetic storm – triggered by a solar mass coronal ejection – just took place this week on a massive scale – creating a level 4 event that produced brilliant auroras (visible in the sky over northern parts of North America and Europe) as well as significant solar-magnetic distortions in the atmosphere:

Jun 25 05:26

Trans-Pacific Partnership fast track authority passes as U.S. sovereignty takes devastating blow: Obama now a “dictator”

“IF YOU READ, WRITE, PUBLISH, THINK, LISTEN, DANCE, SING OR INVENT; IF YOU FARM OR CONSUME FOOD; IF YOU’RE ILL NOW OR MIGHT ONE DAY BE ILL, THE TPP HAS YOU IN ITS CROSSHAIRS”

Jun 24 23:51

Grocery Lobby Sends B.S. Letter to Vermont Governor Whining GMO Labels Will Cost $10M a Day

Apparently we can have labels on our food. In fact, we already do. A great variety of them, in fact.

Apparently those labels can have lots and lots of words on them. Words like “quality” and “all natural” which don’t really mean anything in a legal sense as defined by the Food and Drug Administration. Apparently those words can be comprised of the 26 letters of our standard English alphabet. Apparently those letters can include “G,” “M,” and even “O”.

However, according to the giant lobbying group Grocery Manufacturer Association, for some reason it’ll cost a whopping $10 million dollars a day in fines if those letters are put together on a label in that order to alert customers to the fact that they might be buying and eating a genetically modified organism.

Via the Rutland Herald:

Jun 24 15:49

Did Whole Foods Rip Customers Off Or Are They Being Attacked?

Whole Foods has responded...

Perhaps the Department of Consumer Affairs will be sued for libel - or at least eat organic crow at $14.99 per pound.

Jun 24 14:39

WWII Vet Says He Had 36-Hour Ordeal During Travels

Look what American Airlines did to 91 yr old Battle of the Bulge veteran Neil French. On his way to the reactivation ceremony of his tank battalion, AA left him stranded and refused to help him get to this once in a lifetime event where he was to be the guest of honor.

feel free to share and call AA's representative and express your dissatisfaction:
Capt. Jim Palmersheim
Sr Mgr of Vets at Amarican Airlines
817-797-9538
Email shady27@aol.com

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Jun 24 09:35

LIST OF SIXTY TRAITORS IN U.S. SENATE WHO VOTED TO ADVANCE OBAMA'S SECRET TPP

U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 114th Congress - 1st Session as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate

Jun 24 06:30

America’s third-world government dumps fluoride in drinking water while Ethiopia seeks to remove toxin from water to protect public health

No, we’re not talking about malaria or AIDS — fluorosis, a health condition triggered by exposure to fluoride, is damaging people’s teeth and skeletal structures throughout Ethiopia, so much so that health authorities there are working feverishly to get it out of the water supplies to protect public health.

Jun 24 06:07

VIDEO: TERRIFYING COCKROACH BOT CAN SQUEEZE THROUGH TINIEST OF GAPS

Researchers have created a robot that can use its body shape to move through a densely cluttered environment.

Jun 24 05:35

Pentagon rewrites ‘Law of War’ declaring ‘belligerent’ journalists as legitimate targets

The manual also states that journalists can be labeled “unprivileged belligerents,” an obscure term that replaced “enemy combatant.”

Jun 24 04:59

Truth About Scientifically Supported Vaccine-Autism-Inflammatory Bowel Disease Connection


At the event, Dr. Wakefield cleared up some major misconceptions about his famous paper, including the lie that it declared all vaccines to cause autism. He had this to say concerning the structure and intent of his greatly misunderstood research:

“No one has read this paper. No one actually knows what it says. This is a case series. This is the way human disease syndromes are described, whether it’s Asperger’s syndrome or Crohn’s disease or multiple sclerosis — a handful of patients that present with a similar pattern of signs and symptoms that merit investigation and reporting in their own right.”

Jun 23 15:01

Corporate "Trade" Rules and the End of Sovereignty

On May 8th at Nike’s headquarters, President Obama denounced opponents of the hotly contested Trans-Pacific Partnership as ill informed. “(C)ritics warn that parts of this deal would undermine American regulation….They’re making this stuff up. This is just not true. No trade agreement is going to force us to change our laws.”

Jun 23 14:13

Verizon presses for new concessions from US telecom workers as contract talks begin

Labor contracts covering workers at Verizon, one of the world’s largest telecommunications services providers, are set to expire in early August. Talks between Communication Workers of America (CWA), the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the company began on Monday.

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Jun 23 12:24

CULTURAL REVOLUTION: WALLMART AMAZON AND EBAY TO BAN CONFEDERATE MERCHANDISE

WELL, IT SEEMS THAT A LOT OF UNINFORMED PEOPLE PROPELLED BY MASS MEDIA, ARE JUMPING ON THE BANDWAGON, THAT ONCE AGAIN IS HEADED NOWHERE.

THROUGH OUT HISTORY GOVERNMENTS HAVE USED SIMILAR TRAGEDIES TO BAN HISTORICAL SYMBOLS, IDEAS, REFERENCES, AND EVEN BOOKS. THIS IS A FINE EXAMPLE OF HOW THE MASSES ARE GIVEN FEEL GOOD, DO NOTHING, "SOLUTIONS" TO VERY REAL PROBLEMS.

Jun 23 12:02

BIONIC LENS WILL GIVE YOU SUPERHUMAN VISION (3 X 20/20)

How would you like to have superhuman vision? What’s that mean, you may well ask: how about 3 x 20/20, which is generally considered to be “perfect” vision. CBC reports on the Ocumetics Bionic Lens: Imagine being able to see three times better than 20/20 vision without wearing glasses or contacts — even at age 100 or more — with the help of bionic lenses implanted in your eyes.

Jun 23 11:58

UNDER US CORPORATE-RUN MEDIA BLACKOUT, PACIFIC 'TRADE' PACT MOVES STEP NEARER AFTER SENATE VOTE

In a win for Obama and a defeat for labor unions skeptical of the trade deal, the Senate voted 60-37 to limit debate on the fast-track measure. That just barely satisfied the 60-vote threshold needed after two senators who supported the bill on its first run through the Senate a month ago - Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Ben Cardin - changed their votes to "no."

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Jun 23 10:17

Verizon presses for new concessions from US telecom workers as contract talks begin

Labor contracts covering workers at Verizon, one of the world’s largest telecommunications services providers, are set to expire in early August. Talks between Communication Workers of America (CWA), the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the company began on Monday.

Jun 23 08:28

Gardasil Firestorm in Denmark

By Norma Erickson

In March 2015, a Danish national television station (TV2) aired a documentary focusing on girls who suspected they had been injured by the HPV vaccine Gardasil. Immediately after the airing of the show, girls with similar experiences started coming out of the woodwork. Virtually all of the girls had the same story to tell...

Jun 23 05:39

US MILITARY TO DEVELOP STAR WARS-STYLE HOVERBIKES

The future is coming faster than we thought. Just months after a Back to the Future-influenced hoverboard hit Kickstarter(with an eye-watering pricetag of $10,000), the US defence department has announced plans to develop a Star Wars-style hoverbike.

Jun 23 05:36

UBER SAYS IT MIGHT TRACK YOUR LOCATION EVEN WHEN YOU'RE NOT USING THE APP

Under the upcoming policy, the Uber app could collect precise location data about a customer's smart phone, even when the app is running in the background or they have turned off their GPS location finder. If the app isn't on, Uber can figure out the user's approximate location from their Internet address. If the user permits it, the Uber app can access the user's address book and use the names and contact information it finds there.

Jun 22 15:29

General Mills To Eliminate Artificial Colors and Flavors From All Cereals

...General Mills' groundbreaking announcement that they are voluntarily removing harmful food dyes and artificial flavors from their entire cereal line - even Trix and Lucky Charms.

Jun 22 13:43

MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT PART 2? NEW BILL INTRODUCED SPELLS BAD NEWS FOR GMO ACTIVISTS

A couple of years ago, a bill was introduced (H.R. 933) allowing big biotech corporations, like Monsanto, to override United States federal courts on the issue of planting experimental genetically engineered crops all across the US. This rendered the government powerless when it came to stopping other biotechnology corporations from planting and harvesting. The measure shields sellers of genetically modified seeds from lawsuits, even if the resulting crops cause harm. As a result, the public labelled this bill “The Monsanto Protection Act.”

Jun 22 10:09

15 Million Americans Suffer From Food Allergies: Are GMOs to Blame?

Waking Times

Food allergies already affect more than 15 million Americans while things like gluten sensitivity hits a whopping 18 million individuals. What’s more, the cost for treating children’s food allergies is expected to rise to $25 billion per year. But biotech companies like Monsanto continue to claim they have no culpability.

Jun 22 06:19

New Concertina wire fencing around closed Nevada prison, guard in tower – Are closed prisons being set up as FEMA Camps?

ANP has been sent another batch of original photos of the decommissioned Nevada State prison from a concerned veteran who describes not only what he saw in the photos but what occurred after he took the them, concluding that “White vans seem to be a common denominator.”

Jun 21 15:51

How Beats Tricks You Into Thinking It Makes a Premium Product

The sneaky designers at Beats by Dre employ a clever trick to make you think that the company’s plastic headphones are durable products worth the premium price.

Beats by Dre headphones are garbage. Besides their crappy sound, they’re basically designed to break. And yet they sell millions of pairs of headphones. It’s practically a perfect business: Take crap and sell it for a fortune. How do they do it? In part it’s marketing, and you know, Dr. Dre. But there’s more.

A detailed teardown (via PopMech) of a pair of Beats’ immensely popular Solo headphones conducted by hardware-focused venture capital firm Bolt has some answers buried beneath. The headphones are incredibly cheaply made. The company cuts corners everywhere it can; gluing pieces together instead of using screws, and reducing the amount of tooling wherever possible. Amazingly, for all the company’s claims about precision sound design, the headphones use freaking off-the-shelf drivers!

Jun 20 18:34

Hungary, Greece, Cyprus to Restart Food Trade With Russia Despite Sanctions

Russian health authorities are conducting audits of suppliers in all three countries, as well as India, Alexey Alexeyenko, the director of Rosselkhoznadzor (the Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance) is quoted as saying. "About 20 companies will be verified in Greece and Hungary. In India — less, around four to five. Cyprus has requested a delay for technical reasons and therefore, the audits will begin on April 27, where seven to eight companies will be checked."

Jun 19 21:56

Every Mass Shooting Shares One Thing In Common & It’s NOT Weapons

Manasquan, NJ –-(Ammoland.com)- Nearly every mass shooting incident in the last twenty years, and multiple other instances of suicide and isolated shootings all share one thing in common, and its not the weapons used.

The overwhelming evidence points to the signal largest common factor in all of these incidents is the fact that all of the perpetrators were either actively taking powerful psychotropic drugs or had been at some point in the immediate past before they committed their crimes.

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Jun 19 19:35

The Devious Matrix Called Psychiatry

Jon Rappoport, Guest
Waking Times

Psychiatry does more than define mental disorders. It purports to describe actual states of mind, and it coalesces and freezes those descriptions in such a way that people believe these states of mind exist. They don’t. They’re fictions. Fantasies. This is an enormous landscape of consciousness-programming. It’s actually reduction. Like many systems before it, psychiatry tries to reduce the possibilities of wide-ranging free consciousness. Throughout history, people have always been afraid of mind freedom. ‘What will people with free minds do?’ ‘What will society become if people’s minds are free?’ I can tell you: society would change radically, right down to its foundations.

Jun 19 14:50

3 Mineral Waters That Can Remove Aluminum from the Brain

By Paul Fassa

There has been a dramatic increase in neurological diseases linked to aluminum toxicity. The blood-brain barrier doesn’t stop aluminum’s intrusion into our gray matter. Aluminum accumulates and remains in tissue that doesn’t have a rapid cellular turnover...

Jun 19 12:07

Anti-cannabis presidential candidate Marco Rubio accepts bribes from prison industry

One of the primary reasons why the cannabis plant is still vilified by many of the corporate fascists occupying D.C. is this: jailing people for pot is a highly profitable endeavor that makes for-profit prisons and the corporations that run them very rich. And on the dole of this corrupt gravy train is none other than Republican presidential hopeful (wishful thinker?) Marco Rubio, whose secret payoffs from the prison lobby explain a lot about his hypocritical, anti-cannabis beliefs.

Jun 19 09:57

How Big Business Fuels Haitian-Dominican Tensions

With hundreds of descendants of Haitian migrants facing deportation, Haitian Lawyer Network's President Enzili Doto explains how Haitian and Dominican oligarchs exploit Haitian laborers and fuel xenophobia

Jun 18 18:18

The Long and Disturbing Story of Corporations Outsourcing Catastrophe

From the moment American corporations were born in the late eighteenth century, they saw the natural world as a dumping ground. Within a few years of an industry arriving on a waterway, fish runs went extinct and waterways became disgusting dumps of foul-smelling water that made people sick.

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Jun 18 08:31

No Donor Required: 5 Body Parts You Can Make With 3-D Printers

3-D printing has been around in various forms since the 1980s, originally as a means of quickly producing affordable prototypes for the manufacturing industry. Recently, researchers have found some amazing healthcare and biological applications for 3-D printing technology, called bioprinting. As a result, the 3-D printing market for healthcare is predicted to reach roughly 4.04 billion by 2018. From custom prosthetics to living tissue, 3-D printing is a versatile means of providing cost effective and individualized care to patients.

Jun 17 20:10

Mandatory Vaccinations Are Coming

Melissa Dykes, Guest
Waking Times

Not to be so doom and gloom, but there is clearly a definite orchestrated push to ensure that vaccinations will be mandatory for everyone in America in our near future. Not just healthcare workers. Not just schoolchildren. Everyone will be expected to get their shots, like it or not.

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