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May 16 11:30

Scott Adams: AOC’s Abortion Tweet, Immigration Framing, Trump Financials

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1129024238675906560

Annual Presidential Financial Disclosure coming soon:
CNN notes his finances might be good, because he’s a criminal
CNN notes his finances might be bad, because he’s a loser
New books being published about President Trump
They’ve run out of all the “good” complaints about Trump
Authors are resorting to allegedly non-fiction books
Lots of anonymous sources…or fiction
FOX FAKE NEWS story: AOC thinks Alabama women get punished
AOC Alabama abortion law tweet is being misinterpreted
She knows law applies to the provider…not the woman
Iran unspecified danger, major military assets being moved to area
Why are we preparing for war? Shouldn’t we know?
Semi-Effective Immigration Framing…
Immigration is bringing in crime
Increasing crime only influences conservatives
Powerful Immigration Framing…

May 16 10:50

The Sun’s Recent Magnetic Storm Bodes Asking About EMFs, RFs and 5G

The largest magnetic storm in two years, which hit Earth on Tuesday, is no joke, Russian scientists warned, saying that increased solar activity threatens electronics and people’s health. (RT – May 14, 2019)

Below is a chart showing the EMF spectrum and, specifically, where various electromagnetic frequencies ‘reside’. Note that Gamma rays emanate from outer space; are radioactive; but the chart does not include the Sun’s frequency. However, that EMF spectrum chart also has not been revised to indicate where on the spectrum 5G will be ‘broadcasting’ from. Radar is listed, so that probably will be the 5G range, which is the millimeter wave length, or what’s been referred to as “weaponized wavelengths.”

May 16 10:44

Why desperate Americans are driving to Canada in caravans for insulin

Quinn Nystrom was expecting the worst.

She thought the U.S. Border Patrol would want to search her car. That she would be bombarded with questions. That they would demand she show her prescription for insulin.

Worst of all, she was worried they would confiscate the small, cold vials of a life-saving drug that she had crossed the border to buy at a pharmacy in Fort Frances, Ont.

But it didn't happen. Not for Nystrom, not for anyone in her small group from Minnesota — calling themselves the Caravan to Canada — who were on a mission last weekend to buy insulin at one-tenth the price of what it's listed in the United States.

May 16 10:36

Luxembourg and US agree to deepen cooperation in space

The tiny EU country of Luxembourg and the United States agreed on Friday to work more closely on projects in space, including research and exploration as well as defence and commerce.

In the last few years, the grand duchy of Luxembourg has moved to join the US at the forefront of what has been dubbed the new space race.

The two countries signed a memorandum of understanding on Friday to boost research, exploration, defence, and space commerce as well as tackle problems like regulatory reform and space debris.

"It covers the broadest possible range of space activities to be undertaken by the two countries as an important next wave of economic growth," US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said during a visit to Luxembourg to sign the deal.

May 16 10:31

Moon Crash Site Found! NASA Probe Spots Grave of Israeli Lunar Lander

A sharp-eyed NASA spacecraft spotted the probable remains of an Israeli spacecraft that crash-landed on the moon last month.

New lunar images show what appears to be the final resting place of the Beresheet lander, a spacecraft managed by nonprofit organization SpaceIL.

Beresheet's impact site appears as a "white impact halo" in the new image from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), NASA officials said in a statement. A white tail is also clearly visible in the image, which NASA said is consistent with Beresheet's trajectory and approach angle as the spacecraft came down April 11.

May 16 10:21

Canadian drug makers hit with $1.1B lawsuit for promoting opioids despite risks

Canadian drug makers enriched themselves at the expense of vulnerable patients by illegally and deceptively promoting highly addictive opioids that have killed thousands in recent years, a proposed class action filed Wednesday asserts.

The untested statement of claim filed in Ontario Superior Court seeks more than $1.1 billion in various damages from almost two dozen companies, including some of the biggest pharmaceutical names in the country such as Apotex, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Johnson and Johnson, and the Jean Coutu Group.

The suit, filed on behalf of patients who became addicted to prescribed opioids, also seeks a declaration that the companies were negligent in how they researched, developed and marketed opioids starting in the 1990s

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good; this should happen to any drug company which declared the risks of opioid pain killers to be "reasonable and manageable".

May 16 10:08

Earthquake Shakes El Salvador, Nicaragua - Reports

The western coast of Central America is considered to be a seismically active zone, as it lies in an area where the Cocos plate rubs against the Caribbean plate.

Authorities in the Central American nation of El Salvador have reported a 6.2-magnitude earthquake, according to the nation's Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources.

The earthquake had its epicentre off the coast of the La Union department, about 200 kilometres southeast of the capital San Salvador.

May 16 10:04

U.S. Birth Rate Plunges to All Time Low

The U.S. birth rate has hit a record low of 1.7, well below the replacement rate of 2.1, as more women choose careers over having families.

According to figures released by the CDC, the number of live births in the U.S. dropped to 3.8 million last year, which is the lowest level in 32 years.

Tumbling fertility rates combined with women choosing careers over babies is being blamed for the decline, with only women aged 35-44 seeing an increase in birth rates.

Birth rates for all other age groups is in decline, most dramatically amongst teens aged 15-19, with the birth rate for that demographic falling to 17.4 births per 1,000 women, down 72% from a peak of 61.8 in 1991.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't fault the women who have chosen career over kids, in a world which seems hell-bent, on continuing the human species' greatest failing; that, of course, would be the continued "tribal warfare" for what is left of resources on this planet, and in what currencies they are allowed to be sold.

May 16 06:41

Artificial life form given 'synthetic DNA'

UK scientists have created an artificial version of the stomach bug E. coli that is based on an entirely synthetic form of DNA.

At the same time, Syn61 as they are calling it, has had its genetic code significantly redesigned.

It's been done in a manner that will pave the way for designer bacteria that could manufacture new catalysts, drugs, proteins and materials.

May 15 10:31

Scott Adams: Beto, Biden, Cuban, Healthcare, Comey, Brennan, The Border

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1128661804505108481

Beto’s cringeworthy, white privilege apologies on The View
Mark Cuban doesn’t think ANY Democrat candidate has a chance
The Democrat candidates would look a LOT more appealing IF…
…we weren’t comparing all of them to President Trump
Border news, almost none anymore, why?
Did coverage stop because President was correct all along?
Does border news now support the President? Confirm him?
Political left has GOALS
The problem is…how do you achieve those goals?
The left’s failure: lack of practical SYSTEMS to achieve goals
Political right uses SYSTEMS to achieve GOALS
SYSTEMS of the right are processes to achieve desired goals
Brennan says him and Clapper didn’t want to use Steele Dossier
Brennan says Comey pushed to use it for FISA
14 year old ran a poll on whether she should kill herself
69% said yes

May 15 10:28

IT’S IN THE WEEDS: HERBICIDE LINKED TO HUMAN LIVER DISEASE

SOURCE: UC SAN DIEGO HEALTH
By Debra Kamin

Glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Monsanto’s popular weed killer Roundup, has been linked to liver disease in animal models. In a new study, the first of its kind, researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine report an association between the herbicide and negative effects upon the human liver.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mike and I needed to go into the local hardware store yesterday, and were gob-smacked in seeing Round-up so prominently displayed.

I don't think that the execs at this company have wrapped their collective heads around what these class action lawsuits against this company, and ultimately, theirs, for selling this stuff, may hurt their bottom line, big time.

May 15 10:07

Varney Begs For Pity On Poor Monsanto After Massive RoundUp Cancer Verdict

Fox Business anchor Stuart Varney on Tuesday lashed out at a California court after it awarded more than $2 billion to a couple who accused Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer of causing cancer.

In a rant on his Fox Business show, Varney insisted that the cancer victims had been awarded too much money.

“I’m going to call that a travesty of justice,” Varney explained. “Get your case in front of a sympathetic jury and who knows how much money you can walk away with. But is it justice?”“There’s more [Monsanto] lawsuits to come,” the host warned. “The German company which makes Roundup faces absolute ruin.”

May 15 10:04

Destructive Pest Spreads to a Third of China in 4 Months

Chinese authorities recently confirmed that the fall armyworm has invaded 11 of China’s 31 provinces, destroying corn and other staple crops. They estimated on May 9 that the pest will expand to Hebei Province, Beijing, and all other regions of China by this summer.

The fall armyworm (FAW) is native to the Americas, and in its larval stage, can eat through and cause damage to crops such as corn, rice, wheat, sorghum, barley, sugarcane, cotton, soybeans, and peanuts.

There is currently no large-scale solution to get rid of the pest.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published a foreign agriculture report on April 30 explaining that this crop-eating pest was first detected in China in late January, entering from nearby Burma. It does not have natural predators in China.

If China cannot stop the spread of the FAW, it may destroy this year’s harvests and threaten China’s food security.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Biological warfare?

May 15 08:29

Mortality Algorithm Can Predict Heart Attack, Death With 90% Accuracy

An algorithm which can predict whether a person will have a heart attack or die with 90% accuracy has been developed by researchers at Finland's Turku PET Centre.

Utilizing similar machine learning functions as those employed by Netflix and Spotify to personalize content, a team led by Dr. Luis Eduardo Juarez-Orozco programmed the LogitBoost algorithm to use 85 variables to calculate the risk to the health of 950 test subjects who were subject to a host of scans and tests prior to being treated via traditional methods.

After patients complained of chest pain, their data was collected and used to 'train' the algorithm, which 'learned' the risks over a six-year period, during which it achieved 90% success at predicting 24 heart attacks and 49 deaths from any cause.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What we need, besides non-GMO food, is prevention, and change of life styles to help in this regard.

7th Day Adventists are ovo-lacto vegetarians; and their general health scores are generally off-the-chart good!!

This is why, any time I know a person who is having health challenges on Oahu, I suggest that they get a nutritional consultation from the local 7th Day Adventist managed hospital; these folks have used food as a weapon for wellness, for decades.

May 14 17:16

Here’s more proof that it’s illegal Mexican “migrants” who are to blame for spreading measles, not the unvaccinated

According to authorities in the northern Mexico border state of Tamaulipas, children with measles, chickenpox, and “other illnesses” were recently detained after adults accompanying them had tried to sneak them into the U.S. on tractor-trailer trucks.

May 14 17:13

Cruel medical stunt by Big Pharma could shorten life for Tampa 3-year-old being forced at GUNPOINT to undergo 3 years of chemotherapy

The most insidious medical stunt is happening again in America, and it’s happening right now. Doctors in Tampa, Florida have been authorized by a Judge to dose up a little boy with neurotoxins and immune-system-crippling chemicals for three straight years, and the parents no longer have any say in the matter.

May 14 17:09

Study: Compounds in cannabis found to inhibit the growth of cancer cells in the colon

Recently published research from scientists at Penn State College of Medicine reveals that the medicinal compounds found in marijuana can actually stop cancer cells right in their tracks. The researchers studied 370 different cannabinoid compounds and their effects on seven different colon cancer cell lines.

What they found was that two of the most well-known cannabinoids, THC and CBD, had little to no effect on cancer cells — but, at least 10 lesser known compounds were found to display potent anticancer activity.

Kent Vrana, chair of the Department of Pharmacology at Penn State College of Medicine, says now that these anticancer compounds have been identified, understanding how they work will be the next step.

May 14 15:39

Healthy Habits Could Avoid 27% of Cancer Cases

Lifestyle risk factors such as smoking, alcohol consumption, overweight and obesity, unhealthy diet and lack of physical activity are associated with a third of all deaths caused by 20 types of cancer in Brazil, according to a new epidemiological study.

Published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, the study shows that lifestyle risk factors account for 114,497 annual cases of cancer in Brazil, which represents 27% of all cancer cases, and 63,000 deaths, or 34% of cancer mortality...

May 14 10:58

How Vaccine Information Censorship Works On The Internet

By Catherine J. Frompovich

The Wall Street Journal has produced a video explaining how censorship about valid vaccine SAFETY information works to further confuse the REAL scientific facts about toxic vaccines...

May 14 10:47

Alabama Senate To Vote On Strongest Abortion Laws In Country

The Alabama state Senate on Tuesday will vote on a bill that will outlaw almost all types of abortions, but will first debate whether to allow exceptions for women and children impregnated by rape and incest, according to Reuters.

The legislation would be the most strict anti-abortion bill in the United States, and is set for discussion in the Republican-controlled chamber at 4 p.m. CDT. The bill would be the latest in a series of pro-life measures rolled out in neighboring Georgia and Mississippi - in what pro-abortion advocates warned would be a large "abortion desert."

Legislation to restrict abortion rights has been introduced in 16 states this year, four of whose governors have signed bills banning abortion if a fetal heartbeat can be detected, according to the Guttmacher Institute, which advocates for abortion rights.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Anyone who has listened to my on air comments on WRH, understands that I am very much pro-life; but there are times, and these times should be accounted for, in a loving and humane society, when it is the only answer, sometimes due to insufficient fetal development.

I would like to hope that these Alabama legislators are working hand in glove with OB/GYN specialists who can give them reasonable, moral,and humane conditions under which this can happen.

Adoption is the other, and in my world, far more moral, answer to an unwanted pregnancy.

May 14 09:33

Scott Adams: Declining Sex, Trade War, Cognitive Blindness, Sleepy Joe, HOAXES

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1128299100275785731

Heard it with my own ears…saw it with my own eyes!
No…you didn’t, just watch FULL video, read FULL transcript
HOAX VICTIMS: I REFUSE to view proof that I’m wrong!
Dismantling a person’s world view in real time…
…triggers cognitive dissonance
NOBODY says… “I’ll look at the transcript, see if you’re correct”
2 Jewish people I’ve personally spoken too…
…attended the Charlottesville event, thought it was about statues
They obviously did NOT support Nazis at the event
“Fine People” HOAX is a LOAD BEARING WALL for the other HOAXES
Debunk that HOAX, other HOAXES will be naturally challenged
Troll indicator flags
Cat or cartoon icon for their account
Followers are around a couple hundred followers
They attack the target person…NOT the person’s argument

May 14 08:54

M 7.5 - 45km NE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea

May 13 17:49

This Common Food Additive Harms Gut Health, Could Trigger Disease

A food additive found in more than 900 food products such as chewing gum and mayonnaise has an impact on the gut microbiota which could trigger diseases.

University of Sydney research provides new evidence that nanoparticles, which are present in many food items, may have a substantial and harmful influence on human health...

May 13 17:23

New Data Reveals 19 Million People in 43 States Exposed to Toxic Chemicals in Drinking Water

A new report by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and Northeastern University has found that people in 43 states in the United States have access to unhealthy drinking water, contaminated with PFAS chemicals. According to the CDC, those very same chemicals have been linked to major health issues like birth defects, cancer and infertility. “PFAS compounds are a family of thousands of chemicals used in a wide array of consumer and industrial applications” that most of us have in our homes right now—cleaning products, waterproof clothing, nonstick cookware, textiles, grease-resistant food packaging, leather, paper goods, paint and more. One of the most notorious PFAS compounds is PFOA, which was previously used to make DuPont’s Teflon.

May 13 15:21

Bayer Ordered To Pay $2 Billion In Roundup Damages; Admits Spying On Influential Europeans

The first piece of bad news was that Bayer just lost the third trial in a row over claims its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer.

In the stunning verdict, sure to be appealed, a jury in state court in Oakland, California, issued its verdict Monday, awarding a total of more than $2 billion in punitive damages to a husband and wife over there cancer claims.

May 13 11:20

Americans driving to Canada for cheaper insulin as prices skyrocket

As insulin prices soar to new heights, some Americans have decided to cross the Canadian border to obtain cheaper medication.

People from Minnesota who are part of the #Insulin4All initiative organised a "Caravan to Canada", driving five hours to purchase insulin for $30 (£23) a vial rather than the $300 they would pay in the US.

May 13 10:29

Syria - OPCW Engineering Assessment: The Douma 'Chemical Weapon Attack' Was Staged

Source: Moon of Alabama

On April 7 2018 Syrian 'rebels' claimed that the Syrian government used chlorine gas and Sarin in an attack on the besieged Douma suburb near the Syrian capital Damascus. They published a series of videos which showed dead bodies of mainly women and children.

The claim of the 'chemical attack' was made shortly after U.S. President Trump had announced that he wanted U.S. troops to leave Syria. It was designed to "pull him back in" which it indeed did. In an illegal 'retaliation' the U.S., Britain and France launched a number of cruise missiles against Syria. Most of them failed to reach their targets.

Moon of Alabama published a number of pieces on the issue which are listed below.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to feel very sorry for those who continue to believe this government's lies, when it comes to warfare; the "excuses" for the vast amount of US meddling, are primarily just that; "excuses" to serve as justification for US governmental and military intervention.

May 13 10:26

Scott Adams: Manufactured Word-News, China Trade, Russia, Iran

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1127936686292209666

Biden’s possible VP running mate, Kamala
Some suspended conservatives are now back on Twitter
My defense of AOC
AOC and Tlaib are getting the “Fine People” HOAX treatment
Hyperbole taken literally or out of context for political gain
My defense of Tlaib’s “calming feeling about the Holocaust”
Don’t you automatically know that can’t possibly be true?
Out of context quote, looks HORRIBLE
Clarification is buried deep in articles about it
Chuck Schumer tells Pompeo to tell Putin to stay out of our elections
…Because nobody has already communicated that?
…Because nobody has thought of telling him that?
…Because Putin has no way of knowing we would be upset?
THE MEANING OF WORDS...is now driving the news
Russia Collusion: Spying or an investigation?

May 13 09:56

Australian Prime Minister and Wife Tied to Pharma, Pushing Mandatory Vaccination

Australia’s politicians are deeply tied to pharmaceutical corporations, the British Monarchy, and other corporate and institutional powers which threaten the freedom and prosperity of Australian citizens.

One product of this hegemony is Australia’s “No Jab No Pay” law, which strips welfare from citizens who refuse vaccination for themselves or their children.

You could say people should just go without government welfare, and that’s a good idea for participants in the philosophy of independence from the system (Voluntaryism or Agorism), but the “system” in Australia has been constructed to make it difficult for anyone who is left out.

May 13 09:30

WHO warns Ebola outbreak in Congo critical as armed militants target healthcare workers

Armed attacks by militants, distrust of western medicine and a growing funding gap has been crippling the response to the ongoing Ebola outbreak in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), which warned that the situation risks spiraling out of control.

As of May 7, there have been 1,600 confirmed and probable cases of EVD (Ebola Virus Disease), of which 1,069 have died – a mortality rate of 67%.

May 12 18:22

44 States Sue Pharma Giants Over “Multi-Year Conspiracy” to Hike Drug Prices by 1,000%

By Jake Johnson

A far-reaching lawsuit filed Friday by the attorneys general of more than 40 states accused some of the nation’s largest generic drug manufacturers of conspiring to inflate prices, in some cases by over 1,000 percent...

May 12 10:57

Scott Adams: Summer Fake News, Wall Construction, Iran

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1127575248130326528

S.E. Cupp asks why Kamala can’t seem to get traction
Have you seen Kamala’s tweets and the way she speaks?
She doesn’t seem to know how to “unlawyer”
Biden’s approach to climate change is…let’s go slow?
How does he sell that to his base with 12 year fears?
President Trump tweets for Iran to call him
He’ll treat their leaders with respect…while negotiating tough
NO Democrats have gone in to read the unredacted Mueller report
Multiple Republicans have gone in to read it
Not one single Democrat wants to read it, nobody is interested?
No curiosity, NOTHING useful for Dems in Mueller’s report?
DJ Akira the Don tweets about power of music to control people
The ability of music to manipulate emotions and behavior
NPR piece on Gen IV nuclear power

May 12 09:06

WHO warns Ebola could breach DRC's borders unless attacks stop

Frequent assaults on health workers, treatment centres threaten efforts to contain the deadly virus, WHO says.

May 12 08:38

French prosecutor opens investigation over suspected Monsanto file

The French prosecutor on Friday said it had opened a preliminary investigation into a suspected file assembled by Bayer’s seed maker Monsanto to influence various personalities in France.

The probe was opened after a complaint was filed by daily newspaper Le Monde.

According to Le Monde and other French media, Monsanto built up a file of some 200 names that includes journalists and law makers in the hope of influencing their positions on pesticides.

The file, Le Monde reports, dates from 2016 and was leaked by U.S public relations and marketing agency FleishmanHillard.

Officials at Bayer were not immediately available for comment.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

GOOD!!

May 11 10:24

'Unprecedented' 100,000 hit by European Measles outbreak spreading at 'alarming' rate

The World Health Organisation said the rise in cases was "unprecedented" for a preventable disease.

They revealed they are rapidly ramping up their response to the outbreak, which has spread over two years, “based on the growing number of children and adults affected by and dying from the disease".

Measles is one of the leading causes of death in the world from a disease that can be cured by a vaccine.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wonder how many of those people got the measles vaccine? And it must be recalled that more people die from that measles vaccine than from measles itself.

May 11 09:45

Teva Is at Center of a Drug Price-Fixing Case Outlined by States

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. helped mastermind a sweeping conspiracy among generic drugmakers to raise prices for medicines, according to a new antitrust lawsuit filed by states that stems from a five-year investigation of the companies.

More than a dozen current and former executives at top generic-drug makers, including Mylan NV and a unit of Pfizer Inc., were sued on Friday by more than 40 states led by Connecticut Attorney General William Tong.

“We have hard evidence that shows the generic drug industry perpetrated a multi-billion dollar fraud on the American people,” Tong said in a statement Friday. “We all wonder why our health care, and specifically the prices for generic prescription drugs, are so expensive in this country — this is a big reason why.”

May 11 09:10

France Probes Monsanto Over Collection of Personal Data for Lobbying

According to Le Monde and other French media, Bayer-owned agribusiness giant Monsanto built up a file featuring around 200 names with detailed personal data.

The Paris Prosecutor's Office has launched a preliminary investigation into a leaked file allegedly assembled by the American agrochemical company Monsanto to lobby its interests.

The company, which was purchased by Bayer for $63 bln in 2018, is reportedly facing accusations of illegally collecting personal data of people who criticised it or filed complaints against it, reported Le Figaro on Friday.

May 11 08:42

This All-Natural Toothpaste That Comes in Tablet Form Can Help Reduce Plastic Waste

By Mayukh Saha

Oral hygiene – it’s something that has a major role in our life. All of us desire those pearly-whites. Plus, if you have ever had cavity in your tooth, you would know what an agonizing experience it can be. That’s why it is necessary to go to the dentist every six months. And to brush our teeth daily with proper toothpaste.

But is there a proper toothpaste out there? Well, most toothpastes are loaded with harmful chemicals that can have devastating effects on your body. Plus, if you are concerned about the planet and follow the developments, you’d know that over 1 billion toothpaste tubes go to landfills and is one of the chief products in landfills...

May 10 14:54

Shingles vaccine responsible for causing huge number of shingles cases, vaccine injuries

Zostavax, a popular shingles vaccine, is in hot water: The inoculation has been tied to numerous cases of vaccine injury, and even shingles itself. Merck, the company that makes Zostavax, is now facing multiple lawsuits from patients and families harmed by their product. At least 80 deaths tied to the Zostavax vaccine have been reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), along with over 100,000 reports of other adverse side effects.

As Dr. Robert Scott Bell, of The Robert Scott Bell Show, explains, the vaccine is failing because “it’s not facilitating natural antibody production.” Bell notes that in the past, he warned of the potential for the shingles vaccine to ultimately cause more of the illness its supposedly designed to prevent.

May 10 11:39

Blue Origin Unveils 'Blue Moon,' Its Big Lunar Lander

Blue Origin is shooting for the moon!

The private spaceflight company revealed the first life-size mockup of its new lunar lander, named "Blue Moon," here at the Washington Convention Center today (May 9).

"This is an incredible vehicle, and it’s going to the moon," Blue Origin founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos told a room full of spectators after the curtain dropped to reveal the big, shiny spacecraft.

May 10 10:56

Where Technocrats Play: U.S. Department Of Energy

By Patrick Wood

Ex-Governor of Texas Rick Perry was appointed Secretary of Energy by President Donald Trump on March 2, 2017.

Even though President Trump has withdrawn from the Paris Climate Accord on global warming, apparently Secretary Perry has not gotten word, for the Department of Energy’s web page on Climate Change is still present on the Energy.gov website, which prominently states...

May 10 10:15

Big Pharma Exec Pushing Opioids Found Guilty of Racketeering

By Arjun Walia

The term “big pharma” is really making its rounds as more and more people become aware of the fact that the major corporations that manufacture the majority of our “medicine” are actually criminals. The latest example comes from a recent case where a federal jury found multiple top executives of Insys-Therapeutics, a well-known pharmaceutical company that sold a fentanyl-based painkiller (opioids), guilty of racketeering charges and contributing to America’s current opioid epidemic...

May 10 09:08

£14m pay deal for boss of 'unaffordable' cystic fibrosis drug

The chief executive of a company making a potentially life-saving cystic fibrosis drug that the NHS says is unaffordable was paid $18.8m (£14.4m) in cash and shares last year, the Guardian can reveal.

A circular to shareholders ahead of the company’s upcoming annual meeting showed that Jeff Leiden’s deal was 81 times more than the median Vertex employee was paid and an increase on last year’s $17.2m deal. Separate stock market announcements show that he has also sold more than $70m of company stock over the past two years, some or all of it handed to him as part of his pay deals.

His personal remuneration in 2018 is enough to fund a one-year course of its cystic fibrosis drug Orkambi for 137 patients. Vertex is asking £105,000 per patient per year for the drug, which the NHS insists is not value for money. There are 10,400 children and young adults with cystic fibrosis in the UK, 40% of whom could benefit from Orkambi.

May 10 09:03

How GMO Seeds and Monsanto/Bayer’s “RoundUp” are Driving US Policy in Venezuela

As the political crisis in Venezuela has unfolded, much has been said about the Trump administration’s clear interest in the privatization and exploitation of Venezuela’s oil reserves, the largest in the world, by American oil giants like Chevron and ExxonMobil.

Yet the influence of another notorious American company, Monsanto — now a subsidiary of Bayer — has gone largely unmentioned.

While numerous other Latin American nations have become a “free for all” for the biotech company and its affiliates, Venezuela has been one of the few countries to fight Monsanto and other international agrochemical giants and win. However, since that victory — which was won under Chavista rule — the U.S.-backed Venezuelan opposition has been working to undo it.

May 09 17:01

President Trump: Great News Today!

"My Administration just secured a historic donation of HIV prevention drugs from Gilead to help expand access to PrEP for the uninsured and those at risk. Will help us achieve our goal of ending the HIV epidemic in America!"

May 09 12:01

Sharp increase in Congo Ebola deaths as medical teams hit by attacks

Ebola cases and deaths in eastern Congo have risen sharply in the past week, authorities said Tuesday, placing the blame on recurrent attacks on treatment centers and health workers.

There were 126 new cases and 83 deaths between April 22 and April 28, according to the Ministry of Health in Kinshasa.

The number of fatalities has risen rapidly, from around 600 at the end of March to over 900 a month later.

“As soon as there is a security incident, such as the destruction of the Ebola treatment centers or the murder of our colleague (from the World Health Organization), the main response activities are suspended for an indefinite period,” ministry spokeswoman Jessica Ilunga told dpa.

May 09 11:52

Our antibiotics are becoming useless

“Common diseases are becoming untreatable.” That’s the blunt warning issued on page one of a major new United Nations report on drug resistance. If we don’t make a radical change now, the report says, drug-resistant diseases could kill 10 million people a year by 2050.

Drug resistance is what happens when we overuse antibiotics in the treatment of humans, animals, and plants. When a new antibiotic is introduced, it can have great, even life-saving results — for a while. But then the bacteria adapt. Gradually, the antibiotic becomes less effective, and we’re left with a disease that we don’t know how to treat.

Already, 700,000 people around the world die of drug-resistant diseases each year, including 230,000 deaths from multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Common problems like STDs and urinary tract infections are also becoming resistant to treatment. Routine hospital procedures like C-sections could become more dangerous as well as the risk associated with infection increases.

May 09 11:47

Mark Shneider Nuclear Futurist

Raising public awareness of Gen IV Nuclear!

May 09 11:37

Could There Be Life on Mars Today?

The search for life on Mars shouldn't focus exclusively on the distant past, some researchers say.

Four billion years ago, the Martian surface was apparently quite habitable, featuring rivers, lakes and even a deep ocean. Indeed, some astrobiologists view ancient Mars as an even better cradle for life than Earth was, and they suspect that life on our planet may have come here long ago aboard Mars rocks blasted into space by a powerful impact.

Things changed when Mars lost its global magnetic field. Charged particles streaming from the sun were then free to strip away the once-thick Martian atmosphere, and strip it they did. This process had transformed Mars into the cold, dry world we know today by about 3.7 billion years ago, observations by NASA's MAVEN orbiter suggest.

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May 09 11:32

Scott Adams: Social Media Bans on Conservatives, Also a Bunch of Good News

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Senator Cornyn & psychedelic mushrooms, “What could go wrong?”
Presidential critics BACKING the President on China trade deal?
Hard to negotiate with Dems perpetually pecking him
Climate change articles completely ignore nuclear power options
Juan Williams on The Five…cognitive blindness?
Mark Schneider web page raising public awareness about Gen IV
https://GenIVnuclear.com
Chemical desalination of sea water…MAJOR breakthrough
Life saving overdose drug, Naloxone, legalized for the public
Availability result 1st Yr: 27% reduction of overdose deaths
Availability result 2nd Yr: 34% reduction of overdose deaths
Social Media banning popular conservatives
Reddit REMOVED top pro-Trump group from searches
Google simultaneously REMOVED them from searches
A new level of censorship coordination

May 09 11:23

Turmeric is a better and safer way to treat spinal cord injury than conventional drugs

Patients afflicted with spinal cord injuries (SCI) can finally have an alternative means of relieving their chronic pain without resorting to surgery or pharmaceutical drugs. Instead of undergoing an expensive operation or taking toxic corticosteroids, they can get effective pain relief from curcumin, the primary bioactive compound of the popular Indian spice turmeric.

May 09 11:21

Antibiotics are no match for drug-resistant TB … unless you add vitamin D

Vitamin D is essential for bone health, but it also plays many other important roles. The “sunshine vitamin” is critical for optimum immune system function — so much so, that scientists have been exploring its potential to cure drug-resistant illnesses. Recent research from Queen Mary University of London finds that vitamin D is so effective at boosting immunity, it can help treat drug-resistant tuberculosis when antibiotics just aren’t enough.

May 09 09:44

California to BAN pesticide after scientists said it hurts babies' brains

The nation's most productive agricultural state moved Wednesday to ban a controversial pesticide widely used to control a range of insects but blamed for harming brain development in babies.

The move cheered by environmentalists would outlaw chlorpyrifos after scientists deemed it a toxic air contaminant and discovered it to be more dangerous than previously thought.

California Environmental Secretary Jared Blumenfeld said it's the first time the state has sought to ban a pesticide and the move was overdue.

May 09 09:43

Mystery of the Spanish coins that predate Christopher Columbus by 200 years and have been found deep in the Utah desert

Spanish treasure that predates the arrival of Columbus by 200 years has been found in a US national park.

The two coins, one minted in Madrid in 1660 and the other made around the 1200s, were found lying on the floor at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah.

Their presence in the desert remains unexplained and no information has been released about whether they were found with other artifacts.

May 09 09:42

Congress grills NASA after plan to send humans back to the Moon by 2024 looks set to be DELAYED 'because it is not ready yet'

NASA's ambitious plan to put humans back on the moon could be at risk of severe delays due to a 'lack of planning'.

Members of US Congress grilled space agency bosses over their preparations for a 2024 mission and NASA's failure to put forward a viable plan.

Mike Pence announced the five-year deadline in March and challenged NASA to meet the target.

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine added a week later, on April 2, that the agency would 'get really close' to delivering a plan by April 15.

May 09 08:41

New Data Reveals 19 Million People in 43 States Exposed to Toxic Chemicals in Drinking Water

By Emma Fiala

While those who lead our cities, towns, and public utilities companies continually reassure us that they’re doing us a service and require payment to continue doing so, it is glaringly obvious that most Americans are getting a poor return on their investment...

May 09 07:39

Human Brains Re-wired in Tech Age, Big Tech Capitalizes on “Hypersensitized” Dopamine Systems

By Daniel Taylor

Depression and suicide are at record rates in the West. While there are many driving factors behind this trend, one of them appears to be worsening addictions to tech.

Human development has thus far driven us toward interaction with others. We needed to connect with and learn from each other. We need to reproduce.

What happens when our technology becomes more “rewarding” than anything else?...

May 08 17:58

Start Spreading The News: Another Elected Official Asks The FCC To Provide Documentation That 5G Is Safe

By B.N. Frank

In February the Telecom Industry told a congressional committee that they knew of no scientific studies that prove 5G technology is safe.

There is already research that has proven 5G is harmful and that all other sources of wireless radiation are harmful too...

May 08 15:26

Coca-Cola can 'quash' findings from scientists and walk away with the data: Many universities funded by the firm sign contracts allowing it to terminate studies 'without reason', study finds

Coca-Cola has a contract allowing the company to 'quash' findings from health research it funds at universities in North America, a new study reveals.

Through more than 87,000 documents obtained through Freedom of Information requests, researchers at the University of Cambridge identified several clauses in legal documents that provide such a loop hole.

It gives the company early access to scientists' findings and the right to 'terminate [research] without reason' - with the power to seize the data to prevent further study.

The firm has pledged transparent and 'unrestricted' support for science, funding studies that often have great influence in the fields of nutrition, energy and exercise.

But the researchers say the legal clauses they have found mean that Coca-Cola could suppress 'critical health information' - and may have already done so - but there is no way of knowing if so, what, when, to what extent.

May 08 15:24

Why astronauts have a 'puffy head' in photos taken in space: Time spent in microgravity causes liquid to accumulate in their brains - and they may suffer vision problems as a result

Going into space can cause astronauts and cosmonauts to have a 'puffy head' and lead to vision problems months after their return to Earth.

Researchers found that spaceflight changes the way fluids shift in the brain's ventricles, hollow cavities in the brain that allow fluid to flow.

They found that microgravity had pushed the fluid in these ventricles upwards causing them to slightly expand in three ventricles in the brains.

May 08 11:51

Arizona seeing surge of hepatitis A cases, health officials say

Arizona is seeing a surge in hepatitis A cases, mostly in the Tucson area but also in metro Phoenix, health officials say.

The outbreak of the viral disease that affects the liver began in November and cases have continued to rise since then despite efforts to step up vaccinations.

The Arizona Republic reports the outbreak could take months to rein in.

May 08 11:29

Mapping the Toxic Fluorinated PFAS Contamination across America: New Data Show 610 Sites in 43 States

The known extent of contamination of American communities with the highly toxic fluorinated compounds known as PFAS continues to grow at an alarming rate, with no end in sight. As of March 2019, at least 610 locations in 43 states are now known to be affected, including drinking water systems serving an estimated 19 million people.

The latest update of an interactive map by EWG and the Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute, at Northeastern University, documents publicly known PFAS pollution in public water systems and military bases, airports, industrial plants and dumps, and firefighter training sites. The map and Northeastern’s PFAS Contamination Site Tracker are the most comprehensive resources available for tracking PFAS pollution in the U.S.

May 08 11:04

Detroit’s LED streetlights going dark after a few years

The city's lighting authority fears tens of thousands of streetlights are in jeopardy of failing just a few years after being installed, threatening to put some of Detroit's neighborhoods back into the dark.

The authority behind the state-of-the-art overhaul of Detroit's streetlight system filed a federal lawsuit Monday against the manufacturer of nearly a third of the city's 65,000 streetlights, saying a fix is expected to cost millions.

The Public Lighting Authority in its complaint against Leotek Electronics USA notes that upward of 20,000 LED lights are "prematurely dimming and burning out" and putting the city's revitalization progress "in jeopardy."

"Indeed, the PLA expects a system-wide failure of Leotek's luminaires in the short-term," the lawsuit reads.

May 08 08:58

Great-Grandmother Arrested at Disney World for Having CBD Oil in Her Purse

By Emma Fiala

For many, a trip to Disney World is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, with some planning their trips years in advance. Sometimes, even a small change in plans—like a delayed flight or a thunderstorm—can result in a big loss when it comes to both money and fun.

For one great-grandmother, her trip to the most magical place on earth turned into a nightmare...

May 08 08:13

Chemicals in Sunscreen Seep Into Your Bloodstream After Just One Day

By Elias Marat

If you’re like most people, you usually don’t step out into the blazing-hot sun unless you’ve slapped on a good amount of spray or lotion to ward off the cancer-causing UV rays that bombard us when we go outside. And for many among us, this isn’t simply a case of slathering on sunscreen when we head to the beach or to an outdoor all-day picnic—no, we need the stuff daily for our day at work, school, or simple outdoor recreation.

But according to new research from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the chemicals in our sunscreen don’t merely sit on top of our skin until we rinse it off. Instead, many of the active ingredients enter our bloodstream at levels far in excess of what was previously believed...

May 07 18:50

Madonna is right about smartphones being bad for children: They have disturbing, long-term effects on their brains

Chief among the effects: Smartphones may actually change children’s brains. The National Institutes of Health is in the midst of a $300 million study that’s following 11,000 children over 10 years. It already has some preliminary results: MRI scans from 4,500 participants show physical changes in the brains of those children that use smartphones for more than 7 hours per day.

Those changes include thinning of the brain’s cortex, which is associated with lower IQ. Children who spend just 2 hours a day on their smartphones also have lower language and thinking skills. Dimitri Christakis, one of the author’s of screen guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics and a lead author for its Virtual Violence policy, told CBS, “We’re sort of in the midst of a natural kind of uncontrolled experiment.”

May 07 18:35

STUDY: Obamacare Patients Less Likely To Receive Medical Appointments

By Drexel University

Among adults with mental health needs, those covered by Medicare or employer-sponsored health insurance have greater access to medical treatment, less out-of-pocket cost and are more likely to receive care than those seeking an appointment through an Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace-sponsored plan, according to findings from researchers at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health.

Their study, published in the May 2019 issue of Health Affairs, provides preliminary results on disparities among those experiencing psychological stress since the ACA became law in 2010...

May 07 18:32

How to Build a Chicken Coop or Greenhouse From Cattle Panels for Under $200

By Jeffrey Green

The chirping coming from inside the cardboard box gave away the surprise. Several weeks ago my youngest son convinced my wife that we needed more animals. Without telling me, the person who does the chores for the critters, four puffy chicks barely bigger than an egg were presented to me like a gift. Apparently, I wasn’t acting as excited as they hoped. My wife assured me “it could be worse, he really wanted a rodent.”

We actually love keeping chickens. It’s been a while since we had fresh eggs from our own hens...

May 07 16:16

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