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May 16 08:52

"Seven Dead Babies a Day": Economic Collapse Has Turned Venezuelan Hospitals into the Worst Horror Film You Can Imagine

Here's how well socialism works.

Because there's no money for supplies like clean linens, soap, toilet paper, medical supplies like disposable gloves or even basics like a clean sheet of paper, let alone medicines such as intravenous solutions and antibiotics, and because the country is suffering rolling blackouts and money-saving government-imposed "holidays" that only leave people with two days of reliable electricity a week, the ill and wounded including newborn babies are dying left and right in Venezuela's crippled hospitals.

Here are just a few of the horrifying highlights.

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May 16 08:44

Origami Robot Heralds New Possibilities and Concerns For Ingestible Medicine

By Jason Erickson

Ingestible medicine continues to be a controversial, but quickly arriving technology. A recent video shows a product of researchers at MIT, the University of Sheffield, and the Tokyo Institute of Technology – a tiny origami robot that can unfold itself from a swallowed capsule and, steered by external magnetic fields, crawl across the stomach wall to remove a swallowed button battery or patch a wound...

May 16 07:51

Federal agents exposed for planting surveillance microphones in public

It seems that every rock overturned reveals a new depth to government spying on its own citizens – in this case, literally

May 16 06:56

Apocalypse programming and “Knowing” the end of days

The many end of the world scenarios we’ve had pumped into us from birth, from ducking under our primary school desks in atom bomb drills to apocalyptic religion, books and movies, all have a targeted effect. It’s not just about sensationalism and sales with all the media’s putting into this. They’re playing with very deep human dynamics.

May 15 17:42

Glyphosate In The EU: Product Promoters Masquerading As Regulators In A “Cesspool Of Corruption”?

On 13 April, the EU Parliament called on the European Commission to restrict certain permitted uses of the toxic herbicide glyphosate, best known in Monsanto’s ‘Roundup’ formulation. Glyphosate was last year determined to be “probably carcinogenic” by the WHO.

May 15 17:01

Strokes Among Young Adults Surge 44% Over 10 Years – Study

The number of young American adults hospitalized due to strokes spiked 44 percent over a 10-year period, a new study shows, even as older Americans were being hospitalized less.

Analyzing records provided by the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, a public database on hospital stays in the US, researchers found that there was an increase for stroke hospitalizations, from 16 to 23 per 100,000 people, for Americans ages 25 to 44.

May 15 16:54

Harvard's Secret Meeting On Synthetic Human Genome Fuels Debate

A prominent Stanford scientist has denounced a secret meeting of 150 scientists at Harvard this week to discuss creating a synthetic human genome, or essentially constructing human life from scratch with chemicals, The San Jose Mercury News reports.

May 15 12:33

Fracking's Air Pollution Puts Infants And Children At Risk Of Developing Heart, Lung Problems: New Study

A newly published peer-reviewed study concludes that air pollution from fracking puts people’s lungs, hearts, and immune systems at risk — and that the health risks are particularly pointed for young children and infants.

May 15 08:53

Farmers Say Monsanto’s Roundup Gave Them Cancer

Despite Monsanto’s claim that its Roundup weed-killer is “safe enough to drink,” four Nebraska farmers say the widely used herbicide gave them non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer classifies glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans” but Monsanto has promoted Roundup as “safe enough to drink,” the farmers say in their federal lawsuit.

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May 15 08:39

In "Profound Loss for Maine's Citizens," Court OKs Sale of Town's Water to Nestle

It was a win for corporate control of public water on Thursday for one Maine town.

The winner in the case is Nestlé Waters of North America, which operates locally as Poland Spring. Fryeburg, Maine property owner Bruce Taylor and advocacy group Food & Water Watch had challenged the decision by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) that afforded the company the right to bottle and sell off water from the aquifer.

May 15 08:37

Caught on video: California Sen. Richard Pan FLEES on foot after VAXXED filmmakers attempt to confront him over vaccine mandate

May 15 08:00

USDA Forces Whole Foods to Accept Monsanto. Does this make whole foods just another grocery store?

A self-appointed cabal of the Organic Elite, spearheaded by Whole Foods Market, Organic Valley, and Stonyfield Farm, has decided it’s time to surrender to Monsanto. Top executives from these companies have publicly admitted that they no longer oppose the mass commercialization of GE crops, such as Monsanto’s controversial Roundup Ready alfalfa, and are prepared to sit down and cut a deal for “coexistence” with Monsanto and USDA biotech cheerleader Tom Vilsack.

In a cleverly worded, but profoundly misleading email sent to its customers last week, Whole Foods Market, while proclaiming their support for organics and “seed purity,” gave the green light to USDA bureaucrats to approve the “conditional deregulation” of Monsanto’s genetically engineered, herbicide-resistant alfalfa.

May 15 04:51

Secret Executive Orders and DoD directives allow for illegal targeting and human experimentation

During my research of secret government programs, which include the vicious Post-911 COINTELPRO, I came across a webpost by Paul Baird. I extracted his most important points

May 14 10:38

Ontario Proposes Forced Reeducation For Parents Who Choose To Not Vaccinate Their Children

By Joe Wright

When it comes to regulatory tyranny, Canada and the United States have been one-upping each other for some time. For most people who believe in medical choice, the march toward mandatory vaccination has raised an alarm, but for students of history it should be forced reeducation of any type that signifies when the final line is about to be crossed. Ontario, Canada has a new proposal…

May 14 10:09

Update on the Dr. Burzynski Trial - Austin, Texas - May 2016


If you remember from the series, "The Truth About Cancer: A Global Quest," we interviewed Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski, who is healing people from cancer every day with his antineoplaston therapies. Well, as we’ve shared many times before, actually curing cancer would be detrimental to the pharmaceutical industry...

So much so that they’re willing to do whatever it takes to silence the doctors and keep their poisons as the only solutions. They’re trying to do that now with Dr. Burzynski by revoking his medical license. We sent our film crew to the first part of the trial in November of last year (see video at https://youtu.be/_KRVvW1XaK8) and we just sent our crew again this week to capture more footage and get us a full report.

May 14 10:06

Farmer Fires Up His Tractor And SPRAYS POOP All Over Liberal Protestors Trespassing On His Land

The farmer leased his land for fracking purposes. Emma Thompson and her Greenpeace friends decided they wanted to disobey a court injunction and proceed to protest. The farmer, not having any of that behavior, decided to pull out all the punches… er poops.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obviously, I share Thompson's concerns over fracking, but I do find the farmer's response to their trespassing amusing! :)

May 14 09:52

Stop the purchase and use of Roundup and other glyphosate based herbicides and neonicotinoid in our parks, roadways, and near schools.

We the residents of Maui and the state of Hawai'i, ask Maui County and the State of Hawaii to stop the use of Round Up and Neonicotinoids immediately and permanently.

The long term and often excessive use of the herbicide Roundup Pro, and other glyphosate based herbicides to control weeds in our city parks and roadways unnecessarily expose children, adults, and wildlife to a toxic stew of chemicals.

This poison is being sprayed all over our roadways, city parks, and next to schools. And with no warning, signs, or mandated limitations around application? This must stop. There are better ways to keep up our parks, roadways and playgrounds without spraying toxins that harm our children!

May 14 09:42

Study eyes risk of big tsunami in Hawaii from mega-earthquake in Aleutians

A mega-tsunami in Hawaii generated by an Aleutian Islands earthquake with a magnitude of 9.0 or higher would affect more than 300,000 people, the state estimates, and cause some $40 billion in damage.

But how probable is an event like that?

A team of University of Hawaii at Manoa researchers spent five years trying to answer that question, and here's what they concluded: There's a 9 percent chance of Hawaii suffering a direct hit from such a mega-tsunami in the next 50 years.

In other words, rare but possible.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Back in 1964 there was a magnitude 9.2 quake that hit Anchorage, Alaska. The Tsunami wiped out much of the city of Hilo, on the Big Island.

May 14 09:22

Brainjacking: the future of software security for neural implants

In a new scientific review paper published in World Neurosurgery, a group of Oxford neurosurgeons and scientists round up a set of dire, terrifying warnings about the way that neural implants are vulnerable to networked attacks.

May 14 09:01

FARMERS SAY MONSANTO’S ROUNDUP GAVE THEM CANCER

Despite Monsanto’s claim that its Roundup weed-killer is “safe enough to drink,” four Nebraska farmers say the widely used herbicide gave them non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer classifies glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans” but Monsanto has promoted Roundup as “safe enough to drink,” the farmers say in their federal lawsuit.

“Roundup is used by Nebraskans raising everything from grain to grass and tulips to trees. Nothing on the label alerts users to health risks,” their attorney David Domina said in an interview. “Nebraskans deserve the benefit of the (World Health Organization) research, and protection against unknown exposure.”

Monsanto, based in St. Louis, is the world’s largest producer of glyphosate herbicides. The company made $4.8 billion from Roundup sales last year. It is applied to “Roundup-ready” crops that are genetically modified to resist it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For reckless endangerment of public health, for everyone who signed off on this carcinogen, previous and current executives of Monsanto should be serving hard jail time, and NOT at a "Club Fed".

People who knowingly poison their brother and sister Americans, invoking "profits uber alles" should be as severely dealt with as the law allows.

May 14 08:56

YET ANOTHER HOLISTIC DOCTOR STABBED TO DEATH HERE IN BOSTON

May 13 18:53

Roundup toxic to soil fungus at doses well below agricultural dilution

Microorganisms such as fungi are crucial to healthy soil. Since Roundup is the most widely used herbicide in the world, soil microorganisms in many areas will be exposed to it.

The new study was carried out as part of a participatory research project called Institutions-Citizens Partnership for Research and Innovation (PICRI). It was conducted by a team of researchers led by Christian Vélot, a lecturer and researcher in molecular genetics at the University Paris-Sud, France.

The team studied the effects of a commercial formulation of Roundup called GT Plus, containing 450 mg/L of glyphosate (the stated active ingredient).

The researchers concluded that the toxic effects of the glyphosate-based herbicide on soil filamentous fungi, and thus potential impairment of soil ecosystems, may occur at doses far below the recommended agricultural application rate.

May 13 15:15

Piece of the action

Piece of the Action Star Trek Episode.
The way things are going we wont have any action for Bela to get a piece of.

May 13 14:31

The Beat Goes On... Another Holistic Doctor, Dr. Curtis Clogston (age 68), Found Dead After Missing For Weeks

His wife of three years, Danica MacRae, knew something was wrong when his office said he hadn’t been in since Monday, the last day she spoke to him. That Monday, while on her way home from a trip to New Mexico, they spoke and he informed her that he’d had a case of food poisoning, and went home early that day.

(Editor’s note: MANY of the doctors have had food poisoning prior to their untimely deaths or causes OTHER than food poisoning)

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May 13 14:19

Global Catastrophe Imminent: “Asteroids, Robots and Engineered Viruses Will Kill Millions”

There is yet more confirmation that near-certain doom is headed for planet earth, and could kill or disrupt the lives of everyone on the planet.

In the next five years asteroids, super volcanic eruptions and unknown risks are ranked as the biggest threat to humanity.[…]

It may sound like the stuff of sci-fi films, but experts said these apocalyptic threats are more likely than many realise…

Read more at SHTFplan.com

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May 13 10:58

Doctors and Hospitals Declare War on Patients

After heart disease and cancer, medical errors kill more Americans than anything else does, claiming a quarter of a million lives a year, according to a study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University the British Medical Journal reports. Add to this number over 100,000 that die from properly prescribed medicines and you can see how quickly we reach 3.5 million dead over the last decade.

May 13 10:42

YOUNG WOMAN'S OVARIES DESTROYED BY GARDASIL: MERCK 'FORGOT TO RESEARCH' EFFECTS OF VACCINE ON FEMALE REPRODUCTION

A newly-published study has revealed that Merck & Co., the corporate mastermind behind the infamous Gardasil vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV), conveniently forgot to research the effects of this deadly vaccine on women's reproductive systems. And at least one young woman, in this case from Australia, bore the brunt of this inexcusable failure after discovering that her own ovaries had been completely destroyed as a result of getting the vaccine.

Published in the peer-reviewed British Medical Journal (BMJ), the harrowing recount of this young 16-year-old girl's experience should give pause to all parents currently being pressured by their doctors into having their young daughters jabbed with Gardasil. Robbed of her natural ability to experience full womanhood, this young woman experienced early menopause, in which her ovaries completely shut down before they were even able to fully develop.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Men do not get cervical cancer, because their anatomy has no cervix; so why the hell was there no testing on female animals' ovaries?!?

Did people at the highest corporate level know there was something wrong, that this vaccine could destroy women's ability to have children, and decide, invoking "profit uber alles", to simply sweep the damning evidence under the rug?!?

If you are getting pressure from your girls' schools or doctors, to have your daughters vaccinated with this vaccine, hand them this article, and say, NO, under absolutely no circumstances, will you have your daughter vaccinated.

Someone - if not several people - responsible for the introduction of this vaccine from Merck & Company should be doing hard time in jail because of this chemical's wretched track track record, in terms of irreversible side effects, as well as this.

May 13 10:28

Tony Szamboti, latest news of WTC 7 (Audio - 911 Freefall on NoLiesRadio)

Tony Szamboti returns to discuss his latest discovery involving an analysis done of WTC 7 during a lawsuit, and his presentation at a university in New Jersey in November and the pressure the university faced as a result of hosting him.

Listen at link (1hr):
http://noliesradio.org/archives/114219

May 13 10:21

DEA Approves First Ever Marijuana Drug Trial For PTSD In Veterans

By Brianna Acuesta

For the first time ever, a U.S. drug regulatory agency has approved a randomized controlled trial of whole plant medical marijuana as a treatment for PTSD in veterans.

By approving the trial, the Drug Enforcement Administration has agreed to allow the testing and development of smoked botanical marijuana into a legal prescription drug for post-traumatic stress disorder...

May 13 10:10

Federal judge rules Obamacare is being funded unconstitutionally

House Republicans won Round 2 in a potentially historic lawsuit Thursday when a federal judge declared the Obama administration was unconstitutionally spending money to subsidize health insurers without obtaining an appropriation from Congress.

Last year, U.S. District Court Judge Rosemary Collyer broke new ground by ruling the GOP-controlled House of Representatives had legal standing to sue the president over how he was enforcing his signature healthcare law.

On Thursday, she ruled the administration is violating a provision of the law by paying promised reimbursements to health insurers who provide coverage at reduced costs to low-income Americans.

The judge's ruling, while a setback for the administration, was put on hold immediately and stands a good chance of being overturned on appeal.

But the 38-page opinion highlights the repeated complaint from Republicans that Obama and his administration have ignored constitutional limits on their authority.

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This will probably go all the way up to the Supreme Court, if they chose to hear it; but the question is, will the 9th Justice be installed, to replace Justice Scalia, or will it be a divide between the current 8 Justices?!?

May 13 09:42

Study Suggests That Maple Syrup Can Kill Cancer

By Brianna Acuesta

A new study published recently in the Oncology Reports journal reveals that maple syrup can inhibit the growth and further invasion of human colorectal cancer cells.

The study is considered “provocative” because of numerous studies that implicate processed sugars as a cause of chronic disease and other health issues...

May 13 09:26

Study Finds That Tylenol Kills Much More Than Just Pain

By Jake Anderson

A new study suggests the popular painkiller Tylenol does more than reduce pain — it can actually reduce your ability to imagine other people’s pain. Researchers at Ohio State University conducted three experiments on college students to test whether acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol and many other prescription and over-the-counter painkillers, affects users’ abilities to empathize with others who are experiencing physical or emotional pain...

May 13 09:13

Do these stealth towers mask a secret Deep State spy web?

Several concerned citizens decided to further investigate a suspicious “Verizon Wireless Antenna Site” that has been disguised to look like a natural palm tree.

Webmaster addition: They tried those phony palm trees here in Hawaii, but standing next to real palm trees they stuck out like sore thumbs, so the fake foliage has been removed and just the tower remains, a bit less of an eyesore.

May 13 08:50

Canada Attacks Anti-Vacciners, But Campaign Is Too Little, Too Late

Anti-vaccine sentiments seem to be increasing. And such sentiments provide a textbook example of The Daily Bell’s arguments regarding the impact of the Internet on society, especially Western culture.

We have always argued that when people had access to credible information on any one of a number of subjects, they would begin to act on it.

Over and over, we have faced denials from good-hearted people who simply can’t imagine that the today’s untruthfulness can ever be counteracted.

But it is.

May 13 08:47

Monsanto Weedkiller Relabeled By Activists To Expose Alleged Cancer-Causing Properties

Activists relabeled bottles of Monsanto weedkiller in hardware stores across Britain on Wednesday in a bid to raise concerns over the product’s health implications. The herbicide was branded potentially carcinogenic in 2015 by scientists.

May 13 08:15

THE PENTAGON IS BUILDING A ‘SELF-AWARE’ KILLER ROBOT ARMY FUELED BY SOCIAL MEDIA

Official US defence and NATO documents confirm that autonomous weapon systems will kill targets, including civilians, based on tweets, blogs and Instagram

An unclassified 2016 Department of Defense (DoD) document, the Human Systems Roadmap Review, reveals that the US military plans to create artificially intelligent (AI) autonomous weapon systems, which will use predictive social media analytics to make decisions on lethal force with minimal human involvement. Despite official insistence that humans will retain a “meaningful” degree of control over autonomous weapon systems, this and other Pentagon documents dated from 2015 to 2016 confirm that US military planners are already developing technologies designed to enable swarms of “self-aware” interconnected robots to design and execute kill operations against robot-selected targets.

May 13 07:44

Merck, Huff Po, Vaxxed: The Censorship Connection

By Jon Rappoport

Six steps to Huff Po blackout heaven

ONE: Recently, long-time blogger/columnist for the Huffington Post, Lance Simmens, wrote an article in which he made positive comments about the film, Vaxxed (trailer).

Simmens didn’t state that the MMR vaccine causes autism. He pointed out that Vaxxed is about a CDC whistleblower who admits to giving the MMR a free pass, who admits that he and his colleagues hid data that would have shown a connection between the vaccine and autism.

TWO: Huff Po censored the article and Simmens' account was blocked...

May 13 03:05

“Unconstitutional”: Federal Judge Rules Obamacare Illegally Funded Without Congress Authorization

This system encourages sick people, and creates loopholes for crony financiers to reap the profits. It is the people who must pay for it… say what you will, but there is little promise that it will be overturned:

On Thursday, [U.S. District Court Judge Rosemary Collyer] ruled the administration is violating a provision of the law by paying promised reimbursements to health insurers who provide coverage at reduced costs to low-income Americans.

“Paying [those] reimbursements without an appropriation thus violates the Constitution,” she wrote. “Congress is the only source for such an appropriation, and no public money can be spent without one.”

Read more at SHTFplan.com

May 13 02:25

WARNING: 47 Million Pounds of Frozen Meat and Tons of Frozen Fruit and Veggies Just Got Recalled for Listeria Contamination

A massive amount of frozen food, approximately 358 consumer products sold under 42 separate brands to include both organic and conventional meat, poultry, fruits, and veggies, just got recalled due to potential listeria contamination.

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May 12 18:36

Young woman's ovaries destroyed by Gardasil: Merck 'forgot to research' effects of vaccine on female reproduction

A newly-published study has revealed that Merck & Co., the corporate mastermind behind the infamous Gardasil vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV), conveniently forgot to research the effects of this deadly vaccine on women's reproductive systems. And at least one young woman, in this case from Australia, bore the brunt of this inexcusable failure after discovering that her own ovaries had been completely destroyed as a result of getting the vaccine.

May 12 18:09

NASA finds 1,284 Alien Planets

NASA finds 1,284 alien planets with Kepler Space Telescope
By Mike Wall
May 11, 2016; 8:05 AM ET
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The number of known alien planets has just gone up by more than 60 percent.

NASA's Kepler space telescope has discovered 1,284 new exoplanets, including nine rocky worlds that might be capable of supporting life as we know it, astronomers announced today (May 10). This is by far the largest haul of alien planets ever unveiled at one time.

The total exoplanet tally now stands at about 3,200, and Kepler has found 2,235 of them, NASA officials said. [1,284 Exoplanets Found: NASA's Kepler Space Telescope Discovery in Pictures]

May 12 18:07

The strange creatures that may turn evolution on its head: Organisms power themselves in a different way to every other plant, animal and fungus on the planet

It was thought all complex cells, including animals, plants and fungi, contained the tiny power-producing organs called mitochondria.

But a team in the Czech Republic has discovered a microscopic creature that contains no trace of them at all, making them a biological oddity.

The creature, a type of single-celled organism called monocercomonoides, is at odds with the idea that mitochondria are essential components of eukaryotic cells.

This group includes animals, plants, fungi and a host of others.

Mitochondria generate the power for cells by using oxygen and sugar to produce packets of chemical energy called ATP.

But instead of using these organs to produce energy, scientists believe the single-celled creatures use a chemical process involving sulphur, which they may have pilfered from bacteria.

May 12 17:36

DARPA Creepiest Programs For Human Control: “How Dark Will Our Future Be?”

There are more dark projects and secret research grants than anyone can keep track of, but this list is a good start – and an indicator of how serious they are about control.

Imagine what they will be capable of in just a few more years.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

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May 12 15:25

A cracked window on the International Space Station? That's not good

As to what caused the crack, the European Space Agency said it was probably a fleck of paint that had been shed from an old satellite or booster, or possibly a small metal fragment around a few thousandths of a millimeter across. How it that possible? Because there are travelling very, very fast, and impart that kinetic energy to whatever they hit.

What's more worrying is that a larger piece of space junk, around one centimeter across could do more serious damage – possibly disabling a satellite or outside instrument on the ISS. Anything larger than 10 centimeters could "shatter a satellite or spacecraft into pieces," said the ESA.

Nearly 60 years of space exploration has left the orbital pathways around Earth littered with junk and the situation is getting worse.

May 12 15:22

Former tennis star Renée Richards, 80, reflects on life as ‘transexual’ woman

Richards, who was born male, changed her name from Richard Raskind after her transformation and defiantly went on to take the court as a woman in the US Open. To do so, she had to win a legal battle against the United States Tennis Association, which sought to deny her the right to play under her chosen gender.

Speculation over Richards’ newfound identity triggered a heated public debate during the battle over whether she would compete as a woman.

Richards never intended her transition to go public -- and went to great lengths to keep it private -- but in 1976, when news of the operation leaked, she stood firm and said “anatomically, functionally, socially, emotionally and legally, I am female.”

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Except, of course, for those larger muscles that allowed her to whip the ass off all her truly female opponents.

May 12 14:00

Pesticides, GMOs And Corporate Control: The Poster Child Is Monsanto But Neil Young Is The Main Act

Neil Young has a long history of activism. He is a co-founder of Farm Aid, which works to support small and family farmers in North America, while his song Ohio is often considered to be one of the greatest protest songs ever made. Last year, Young pledged a $100,000 donation to Vermont’s legal fight against the GMO-labelling lawsuit.

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May 12 12:15

RIVER EXPLODES WITH GAS AND HOLDS FLAME NEAR FRACKING OPERATIONS

So much methane gas is now bubbling up through the Condamine River in Queensland, Australia that it exploded with fire and held a large flame. Gas seeping into the river began shortly after coal seam gas operations started nearby and is growing in volume and the stretch of river affected is expanding in length.

Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham travelled to Chinchilla in South Western Queensland to investigate the impact of the coal seam gas industry on the environment as part of the Greens’ campaign to ban fracking and unconventional gas in Australia.

“I was shocked by the force of the explosion when I tested whether gas boiling through the Condamine River, Qld was flammable. So much gas is bubbling through the river that it held a huge flame for over an hour,” said Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There will be no fish anywhere in that river. Methane will combine with the available free oxygen in the water and break down into carbon dioxide and more water. The CO2 will bubble into the atmosphere (making Al Gore happy) and the fish in that water will die of asphyxiation.

May 12 11:45

House Republicans win Affordable Care Act lawsuit

In a major win for House Republicans, a federal judge ruled Thursday that the Obama administration inappropriately spent money to pay for part of the Affordable Care Act.

The Obama administration is expected to appeal the decision, and the judge said she would stay her ruling pending an appeal.

House Republicans had alleged that the administration illegally spent money that Congress never appropriated for the ACA's cost-sharing provisions. Those provisions include reduced deductibles, copayments and coinsurance many Americans receive, depending on income, for plans purchased through the ACA's insurance exchanges.

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May 12 11:43

Spacelapse Of Rare Mercury Transit Captured By NASA Telescope

It only happens a few times a century: the smallest planet in our solar system is passing between the Earth and the Sun, allowing us a rare glimpse of Mercury.

May 12 11:40

Forbes attacks pro-organic group 'Moms Across America,' for promoting GMO-labeling through independent billboard campaign

Why would a media outlet take the time to criticize healthy eating? Why would a media outlet attack positive organizations that promote organic foods and transparency in the marketplace? Why would the media outlet in question – Forbes – attack a great pro-organic organization like Moms Across America? Why did Forbes write a hit article against Moms Across America for simply putting up billboards that encourage families to eat organic fruits and vegetables for better health?

May 12 11:22

Collecting rainwater now illegal in many states as Big Government claims ownership over our water

Many of the freedoms we enjoy here in the U.S. are quickly eroding as the nation transforms from the land of the free into the land of the enslaved, but what I'm about to share with you takes the assault on our freedoms to a whole new level. You may not be aware of this, but many Western states, including Utah, Washington and Colorado, have long outlawed individuals from collecting rainwater on their own properties because, according to officials, that rain belongs to someone else.

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May 12 10:53

Homeopathic vet exposes dog deaths related to Pfizer drug... Now his website is under attack

Though it may quickly relieve itching (temporarily), Apoquel is not all it's cracked up to be. In fact, it's been linked to difficulty breathing, nose bleeds, weight gain, fever, papilloma lesions in the mouth, decreased appetite, abdominal pain and vomiting. Pet owners also report that the drug stops working after a while.

May 12 10:29

Beekeepers Lost 44% of Honey Bee Colonies Last Year

On Tuesday the Bee Informed Partnership, in collaboration with the Apiary Inspectors of America and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), released its annual report on honey bee losses in the U.S. Beekeepers reported losing 44 percent of their total number of colonies managed over the last year—close to the highest annual loss in the past six years. These losses are considered too high to be sustainable for U.S. agriculture and the beekeeping industry.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Meanwhile, driven by fear of lawsuits and lost profits, everyone is too busy trying to shove the blame onto someone else for anything to be done about the actual problem.

May 12 10:20

Google DeepMind's deal with the NHS is being investigated by the UK data watchdog

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has confirmed it is investigating a controversial data-sharing agreement between Google DeepMind and an NHS Trust, Computer Weekly reports.

The data protection watchdog told Computer Weekly that an investigation into the partnership, which gives Google DeepMind access to 1.6 million patient records, has been launched off the back of at least one complaint from the general public.

May 12 09:52

First global map of flow within the Earth’s mantle finds the surface is moving up and down “like a yo-yo”

Researchers have compiled the first global set of observations of flow within the Earth’s mantle – the layer between the crust and the core – and found that it is moving much faster than has been predicted.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We need a Yo-Yo tax!" -- Official White Horse Souse

May 12 09:28

"What Could Have Possibly Raised Your Costs" - Hillary Can't Answer Why Obamacare Costs Are Soaring

During a recent town hall event, a small business owner explained to the Democratic front-runner that her health insurance has gone up so significantly for her family that the thought of providing benefits to her employees is secondary at this point.

To which Hillary responded, to make a long story short, that she knows healthcare costs are going up, and doesn't understand why that would ever be the case.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The answer is very simple; Obamacare was written by, and for, the medical insurance industry, whose officials had the sure and certain knowledge that they would either need to raise premiums obscenely to make these programs pencil out for them, or just drop out of being a provider, if the costs became to prohibitive.

May 12 09:07

Obamacare Rules Change Opens Door For State Bailouts

Under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), the government spent $2.4 billion creating 23 non-profit healthcare cooperatives which were intended to help drive down health insurance costs through competition with for-profit companies.

As we noted, insurance premiums have subsequently skyrocketed, 12 of the 23 co-ops lost so much money that they had to shut down, and the remaining 11 lost a combined $400 million last year. So far, so good on the Obamacare front.

Now we learn, courtesy of The Daily Signal, that the Obama administration is changing the rules midstream so that the remaining 11 co-ops can have state governments place officials on their boards of directors, and make it easier to attract outside investors.

Said otherwise, the moves ultimately make a state bailout possible.

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