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May 08 15:23

Project 677 Lada class Diesel-Electric Torpedo Submarine

Some of these boats are being fitted with a new air independent propulsion system.

The Project 677 or Lada class is a diesel-electric patrol submarine, developed by the Rubin design bureau. It is an improved version of the Kilo class, fitted with an air-independent propulsion and new combat systems. It is claimed that the Lada class is much quieter than it's predecessor. It is worth mentioning that the Kilo class achieved respectable export sales. It's major operators are China, India and Iran.
Sweden already has at least one.

http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/sweden-has-a-sub-thats-so-deadly-the-...

May 08 15:23

Fracking chemicals contaminated drinking water in Pennsylvania, study finds

"This is the first documented and published demonstration of toxic compounds escaping from uncased boreholes in shale gas wells and moving long distances" into drinking water, Susan Brantley, a geoscientist at Pennsylvania State University and one of the study's authors, told the Associated Press.

Analysis of drinking water gathered from the homes revealed small amounts of 2-Butoxyethanol or 2-BE, a compound commonly found in cosmetics and household cleaners. 2-BE has been shown to cause tumors in rodents, though its effects on humans remain less clear, and researchers say the amounts discovered in Pennsylvania were within regulatory limits.

May 08 12:51

Google Maps - Venus. Texas

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Image of the area just hit by an earthquake. Every one of those small white rectangles is a fracking site!

May 08 12:33

THE BIG BUSINESS OF CANCER: 100 BILLION DOLLARS WAS SPENT ON CANCER DRUGS LAST YEAR ALONE

If you are an American, there is a 1 in 3 chance that you will get cancer during your lifetime. If you are a man, the odds are closer to 1 in 2. And almost everyone in America either knows someone who currently has cancer or who has already died from cancer. But it wasn’t always this way.

Back in the 1940s, only one out of every sixteen Americans would develop cancer. Something has happened that has caused the cancer rate in this nation to absolutely explode, and it is being projected that cancer will soon surpass heart disease and become the leading cause of death in the United States.

If you are diagnosed with cancer in America today and you choose to trust the medical system with your treatment, you can say goodbye to your financial future. Even if you have health insurance, you will probably end up flat broke one way or the other. Either you will survive and be flat broke, or you will die flat broke.

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There are effective, far less toxic and expensive treatments for cancer which absolutely work; for example, there is hydrazine sulfate, developed in Russia, and used widely and effectively world wide. But the profit was not high enough for American drug companies to want to manufacturing it; so the results of the US study were controlled and sabotaged by none other than the National Cancer Institute itself. As reported at http://www.burtongoldberg.com/

It was at this time that the National Cancer Institute decided the best way to handle the situation was to sponsor studies of hydrazine sulfate themselves, which allowed them complete control. Dr. Gold's research had revealed two important caveats in using hydrazine sulfate. First, dosage amounts were critical: too high a dose would not only be devoid of beneficial effects but could create a toxic environment that would increase mortality. Second, patients had to absolutely avoid certain other drugs, including alcohol, barbiturates and antidepressants; these negated hydrazine sulfate's action. Yet in the NCI trials, 94% of the patients were taking those very drugs that Dr. Gold had determined would deactivate hydrazine sulfate and increase mortality. 

In sabotaging the trials, the NCI not only managed to discredit the drug's use in the minds of most of the world's doctors, but undoubtedly added to the suffering and shortened the lives of many of the patients involved in the trials. 

Nevertheless, hydrazine sulfate, properly administered, just worked too effectively to be totally quashed. In 1987, Jeff Kamen, at that time Washington correspondent for Independent Network News television, ran a series of articles on how the NCI was trying to suppress the truth about hydrazine sulfate. His stories led to a House oversight subcommittee ordering an investigation by the General Accounting Office (GAO). 

In 1994 an investigation was begun under the leadership of GAO assistant director Barry Tice. His group compiled a report that scathingly criticized the NCI. The report was initially titled "NIH Actions Spur Continued Controversy Over Hydrazine Sulfate Therapy". 

 On June 5, 1995, the report was sent out to the FDA, the Public Health Service and the NCI for review. When top officials at the NCI read the report their reaction was characterized by eyewitnesses as going "ballistic," and "really crazy." The NCI went on a campaign to have the GAO change the report - and they succeeded. In-house politicians at the GAO altered or deleted damning portions of the report and retitled it "Contrary to Allegation, NIH Studies of Hydrazine Sulfate Were Not Flawed." 

"You can imagine how upset I was - and still am - about that title," Barry Tice told Mr. Kamen in a subsequent interview. "The impact of the changes and a few key deletions was tremendous. Those changes took the NCI almost completely off the hook." 

Mr. Kamen wrote another article on this cover-up that provoked the Senate Subcommittee on Investigation to look into the matter. They managed to bring to light the facts as to how top officials in the GAO overruled their own staff and buckled under political pressure from the cancer establishment.

So, if you don't think your money trumps your health, any time you walk into a Doctor's office, you had better think again.

May 08 12:26

A Shopping & Eating Guide to Non-GMO Foods

By Catherine J. Frompovich

A dear friend gifted me with a sweatshirt that said, “GMO OMG WTF Are We Eating?” I can’t tell you how much I really appreciated that thoughtful gift. I even wore it to the screening of a film about GMOs where I was a member of the panel discussion afterward. Almost everyone who saw the message gave a thumb’s up! However, once or twice I saw a different finger response, so I asked if they didn’t like the sweatshirt. Oh no, the sweatshirt was fine; they didn’t like being forced to eat foods not knowing which edibles had GMO ingredients since there is no mandatory labeling of GMOs in the USA.

Hopefully, this guide can make that easier and, certainly, more reliable. I’ve pulled together as comprehensive a guide as possible from various online sources to take into consideration as many relevant aspects and angles of the Non-GMO / GMO conundrum...

May 08 12:13

See you at the ribbon cutting? (Canadian) Federal panel approves nuclear dump on Lake Huron

A federal environmental assessment panel has just released its report approving a proposal by Ontario Power Generation (OPG) to bury nuclear waste on the shores of Lake Huron in a "Deep Geological Repository" (DGR). The panel's conclusions come as no surprise to informed observers: the impartiality of the environmental assessment process had been in question for months.

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has never been known as a friend of the environment. But when the Harper Conservatives won a majority government in 2008 they made sweeping changes to Canada's environmental laws. One change was to remove responsibility for environmental assessment of nuclear projects from the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, and put the CNSC in charge.

May 08 11:56

Why the California water crisis will lead to a housing collapse, municipal bankruptcies and a mass exodus of climate refugees

Even as the California Governor has declared a state of emergency — and emergency water rationing is under way — there are still people purchasing commercial and residential real estate in precisely the areas that will be hardest hit by that rationing.

May 08 11:25

Corporations pay American Council on Science and Health big money to push toxic products – Science for sale

A disgruntled faction of establishment scientists who claim to have a corner on scientific truth recently attempted (and failed) to unseat Dr. Mehmet Oz from his position as head of Columbia University’s Department of Surgery, maintaining that Dr. Oz shows “disdain for science” and promotes “quackery.” What these prideful fools aren’t divulging is the fact that they themselves are the true purveyors of quackery and anti-science, blatantly endorsing industry interests for pay under the guise of “science.”

May 08 11:06

Trade associations still seeking injunction against Vermont’s GMO-labeling law

A group of food trade associations opposing Vermont’s food-labeling law for genetically modified ingredients will ask an appeals court for an injunction against the legislation. A federal judge already denied the group’s motion to block the law.

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), the Snack Food Association (SFA), the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) are seeking a preliminary injunction against a Vermont law that requires companies to label foods that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). US District Court Judge Christina Reiss denied the group’s request for a preliminary injunction at the end of April.

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May 08 10:59

GMO Opium? Super Seeds Produce More, Use Less Water for Afghan Poppy Crop

Opium production in Afghanistan has been surging for years despite all efforts to eradicate it, but this year mysterious high-yielding super seeds could create an even bigger crop - and more heroin on the market.

Afghan farmers are preparing for a bumper crop of the already lucrative poppies, as new seed promises larger, faster growing plants that need less water and produce more resin, the main ingredient in heroin.

May 08 10:54

Rare 4.0 quake rocks north Texas amid fracking debate

A magnitude-4.0 earthquake rattled residents in northern Texas on Thursday evening. One of the most powerful quakes ever recorded in the region has fueled speculation that fracking is responsible for this seismic activity.

The earthquake, which struck near Venus, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) southwest of Dallas, at 5:58 p.m., was the most powerful to strike the region since seismic activity began in November 2013. Since then, more than 50 tremors have rattled the region, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

Earthquake clusters began to strike northern Texas in 2008. Since then, over 120 quakes have been reported in the region. Prior to that year, researchers say, a felt earthquake had not been reported in the area in nearly 60 years.

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If the fracking is causing the quakes, do they pay for the damage and trauma?

May 08 10:28

Guns and Butter censored for first time in 11 years: show was about vaccine safety

Just to let you know, Bonnie Faulkner from Guns and Butter got word the other day from Pacifica KPFA that they would not be airing her interview with Gary Null about the recent vaccination bills currently floating around congress. The broadcast also discussed vaccine safety. This is the first time in 11 years that she has had a show censored.

Why, of all the controversial subjects she has handled over the years, are they going after her for a show on vaccines? This is outrageous as we have a couple of terrible bills that people should be educated about especially now before they become law.

Please call the station to complain about this censorship and demand they air it.

Thank you!

May 08 10:08

Monsanto has 'an entire department' to discredit scientists who disagree with industry propaganda, insider reveals

A top executive from the world's most evil corporation recently admitted before an audience of pining agriculture students that his company has "an entire department" devoted to shoveling out pro-GMO propaganda to counter all the independent science suggesting that GMO crops and their respective chemicals are harmful to the environment and human health.

Dr. William "Bill" Moar from Monsanto, upon being questioned about how the biotech giant handles all the "bad science" out there about GMOs damaging gut bacteria and Roundup causing cancer, responded with enthusiastic waving that Monsanto has an entire ministry of disinformation set up to essentially churn out lies denying that the company's products are in any way dangerous.

May 08 09:36

Explosive: Pesticides in Paradise; the war on life in Hawaii

The Hawai’i Center for Food Safety has just released a major report, Pesticides in Paradise. It details an ongoing chemical assault on the people and the land of Hawaii.

I’ll present several key quotes which, in a half-sane world, would force government officials to take immediate and drastic action to stop the onslaught and punish the corporate offenders with lengthy prison sentences.

May 08 09:34

Tropical storm likely to form soon and unload rain, gusty winds on coastal Carolinas

The National Hurricane Center now says there’s an 80 percent chance a (sub)tropical depression or storm will form off the coast of the Carolinas by Friday, a 10 percent increase from earlier this morning. Its morning hurricane hunter aircraft mission clocked 40-45 mph winds north and west of the low pressure center.

May 08 09:30

American Psychological Association Secretly Aiding Government-Sanctioned Torture

Although a practicing clinical psychologist for over 30 years, I never joined the largest professional organization in the world, the American Psychological Association. I was not interested in my membership fees supporting lobbying the Government for favors. Now it has come out they’re doing much worse, secretly aiding Government-sanctioned torture

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These are the same people who have claimed that all normal human behavior, including wishing to eat healthy food, is a mental disease requiring expensive medication.

May 08 09:21

Why Wendy’s Vegan Black Bean Burger Isn’t Masquerading as Meat

Perhaps spurred on by the success of Chipotle’s sofritas—the braised organic tofu that’s taken the quick-serve burrito world by storm—Wendy’s has officially thrown its hat into the vegan food arena.

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"You are all SICK! You suffer from Orthosrexia Nervosa! You need to be cured of this insane desire for healthy food and learn to love our GMO/MSG/Aspartame/Hormone compotes!" -- Monsatan

May 08 09:15

Cellular Device Used To Detect Parasites In The Blood

Another cell telephone magnifying instrument that uses feature to consequently identify and measure disease by parasitic worms in a drop of blood has been produced via scientists. This up and coming era of CellScope innovation could cause restore endeavors to kill incapacitating infections in Africa by giving discriminating data to wellbeing suppliers in the field.

http://whatisusa.info/cellular-device-used-to-detect-parasites-in-the-...

May 08 09:08

Want a $9 computer? Here's your chance

The cost of computing keeps getting lower as a project to launch a $9 machine takes to Kickstarter.

May 08 07:51

Australian PM Top Advisor: Climate Change “About a New World Order Under the Control of the UN”

This is the kind of quote that would have made big headlines half a decade back or so…

Now, the people at the top are openly admitting in everyone’s face that the global warming data has been falsified for years to bring about authoritarian, global control and it barely catches people’s attention.

May 08 04:07

Why Joni Mitchell fears she's being eaten alive by bugs from outer space

In 2010, Mitchell, pictured, claimed she had been suffering from Morgellons, a rare condition which some doctors claim is delusional, where patients claim they are invested by disease-causing fibres and parasites

‘Fibres in a variety of colours protrude out of my skin like mushrooms after a rainstorm ... they cannot be forensically identified as animal, vegetable or mineral.'

May 07 21:26

Giggles the pig running for mayor of Flint, Michigan

Vote in the Swine and we'll all be fine. Vote Pig!You dig!

FLINT, Mich., May 7 (UPI) -- A Michigan pig named Giggles is "putting the pork back in government" by running for mayor of Flint.

May 07 20:26

Police Responding to Home Invasion Call Shoot Home's Resident

OH! My God! A black guy with a gun. Shoot!

Police who were dispatched to a home invasion in South Carolina shot the resident, who now has "life-threatening" injuries, the Charleston County Sheriff's Office said today.

May 07 16:30

Russia's Robotic Progress Cargo Spaceship Will Fall Within Hours

Nine days after its launch to the International Space Station went awry, Russia's robotic Progress 59 cargo ship is due to take a fiery plunge through Earth's atmosphere within hours.

Predictions from a variety of expert analysts — at places ranging from Russia's Roscosmos space agency to the U.S. Strategic Command — call for the Progress to break up in the atmosphere around 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (01:00 to 02:00 UTC), with a margin of uncertainty that extends a couple of hours before or after that time.

May 07 16:03

Harris Poll: 81% Favor Legalizing Medical Marijuana

Four in five support legalizing medical marijuana & half support recreational legalization. Many adults also believe marijuana is no more hazardous than alcohol...

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May 07 13:49

Jury awards $21M in brain surgery mix-up at Oakwood

It wasn't supposed to be brain surgery.

But for 81-year-old Bimla Nayyar of Belleville, that is what doctors at Oakwood Hospital mistakenly performed on her in January 2012 when she was admitted to receive a simple jaw realignment

Nayyar never recovered from the mix-up and unnecessary surgery and died 60 days later.

May 07 13:07

What Good Is Technological Progress Without Moral Progress?

But as we consider what the next 10 years will bring, let's ask ourselves this: What good are these technologies if they cannot be shared and enjoyed by all -- especially the people or nations who need them most? Or if a lack of security and stability prevent people from accessing them?

In other words, what good is technological progress without moral progress?

Answer: It's nothing more than the illusion of progress.

May 07 12:40

FLASHBACK FEBRUARY - Possibility of Mauna Loa erupting?

"Looks like Mauna Loa is showing some signs of activity," said Frank Trusdell, volcanologist with the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

Trusdell says he's noticing more earthquakes and changes to the surface called deformation. These are key items scientists monitor for an eruption.

"We are getting small numbers of earthquakes both on the west flank and the summit. And deformation wise, we are getting extension across the flank and across the summit," said Trusdell.

May 07 12:38

Recent Earthquakes in Hawaii

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In all the years we have lived here in Hawaii I have never seen this degree of quake activity on the Big Island. Normally the quakes are confined to the active vents of the volcano, and only occasionally do we see quakes on other parts of the island. The "big" quake we had in 2006 was off the coast of Kona.

This map worries me. Obviously there is a swarm of quakes along the increased volcanic activity near Kilauea, but the line of quakes down Chain of Craters Road towards the Southeast is of concern, along with the quakes extending to the southwest into the rift zone. And there is increased quake activity at the summit of Mauna Loa as well.



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Obviously, being here on Oahu, Claire and I are not in any danger (unless that rift zone slides off into the Pacific, in which case a lot of people are going to get wet), but in reading this data, it looks like Madam Pele is about to throw a tantrum!

May 07 10:52

Progress 59 spacecraft is expected to fall between 6:13 p.m. ET and 9:51 p.m. ET TODAY!

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The ship passed almost directly overhead of us earlier this morning!

May 07 10:31

Fracking Companies Selling Their Waste Water to Farmers for Our Crops

In the midst of the troublesome California drought, innovation spouts up, invention being the mother of necessity. But just like the aftermath of the BP oil spill, how often are people allowed to actually embark on saving the day, versus the insulting "solutions" foisted on the world by the very corporations responsible for part of the problem?

It should not then be surprising that companies like Chevron are extending their magnanimous offer of "crop water" in the form of fracking waste chemicals - for a price, of course.

May 07 10:08

Consciousness Does Not Compute (and Never Will), Says Korean Scientist

Daegene Song's research into strong AI could be key to answering fundamental brain science questions

Within some circles in the scientific community, debate rages about whether computers will achieve technological singularity (TS) or strong artificial intelligence (AI) -- in other words, self-recognition or human consciousness within a computer -- within the next few decades. Now, however, a Korean quantum physicist has shown that computers will never be able to duplicate human consciousness or be programmed to do so, because they lack the fundamental . . . well, humanity...

May 07 10:04

Google’s military robot army soon ready for Terminator assault on humanity

Google’s android “Terminator” army is nearly ready for its assault on the human race. With tech pioneer Elon Musk (and physicist Stephen Hawking) urgently warning that artificial intelligence (AI) could destroy humanity, Google seems intent on building the android Terminator hardware that AI systems will inhabit. The result, warn an increasing number of experts, could spell the end of humanity and a literal “rise of the robots” as often depicted in sci-fi.

May 07 09:56

Monsanto intimidate and bully academics who expose truth

Agrochemical and biotech giant Monsanto claims it is just a global company seeking to help mankind engineer a better life. However, the company is increasingly behaving more like an element of organized crime, especially when faced with science that refutes its claims about how "safe" its genetically modified crops and seeds are.

May 07 09:52

One in four British children obese

Nearly a quarter of British children under the age of five are overweight or obese, according to a new Europe-wide study.

The research found that out of the 28 countries involved in the study, the UK boasted the second highest proportion of overweight children under the age of five.

May 07 09:33

Progress 59 spacecraft: what are your chances of being hit by falling debris?

The dead Russian supply ship Progress 59 is predicted to fall to Earth sometime in the next 24 hours.

May 07 09:30

Galactic Gold Rush: Asteroid Mining to Start This Summer

Planetary Resources is one of the companies hoping to strike it rich by mining the mineral resources of asteroids. And the company's Arkyd-3R — currently docked at the ISS — is ready for its first demonstration mission, an initial test that will lay the groundwork for future probes to start mining valuable resources on near earth asteroids (NEAs).

May 07 09:27

Three Earthquakes In 30 Minutes Strike Concord Fault

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting three earthquakes, two with a 3-plus magnitude, have struck Concord Wednesday morning

May 07 09:27

Ominous signs of problems with new Bay Bridge foundation

Caltrans tests indicate that salt water from the bay may be seeping into the foundation of the new Bay Bridge eastern span’s tower, an ominous prospect that raises questions about the long-term viability of hundreds of massive steel rods that anchor the landmark structure.

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May 07 07:39

The Most Dangerous Vaccine

On this week’s Real Politik James speaks with Norma Erickson, president of Sanevax Inc. Founded in 2010, Sanevax is an international clearinghouse of information and advocacy concerning one of big pharma’s most corrupt and dangerous profit-generating schemes: the HPV vaccine. Amazingly, the HPV vaccine is recommended by several governments as a preventative to cervical cancer. Yet there is no evidence that HPV is in any way related to such cancer. At the same time the pharmaceutical company’s own studies indicate that 2.5% of women who receive the vaccine–that’s 2,500 for every 100,000–will have one or more adverse reactions. Such figures are corroborated by the number of adverse reactions reported to the Centers for Disease Control since the mid-2000s when Gardasil hit the market.

May 06 19:17

Bird Flu Has Already Killed More Than 20 MILLION Turkeys And Chickens In The United States

Are you prepared to go without turkey this Thanksgiving? Yes, it might actually get that bad. So far, the worst outbreak of bird flu in U.S. history has claimed the lives of more than 20 million turkeys and chickens, and the pandemic continues to rage wildly out of control. Once one bird becomes infected, this particular strain of the virus is so virulent that it can virtually wipe out an entire flock in just a matter of days.

May 06 18:45

California Senator Pan has a “handler” – a lobbyist working for the vaccine industry

As the debate over California’s anti-parental choice, mandatory vaccination bill SB 277 continues, it has become apparent that one of the measure’s key sponsors and advocates, state Sen. Dr. Richard Pan, has been co-opted by medical interests that would love to see the bill become law.

May 06 18:09

Apple Has Plans for Your DNA

Of all the rumors ever to swirl around the world’s most valuable company, this may be the first that could involve spitting in a plastic cup. Apple is collaborating with U.S. researchers to launch apps that would offer some iPhone owners the chance to get their DNA tested, many of them for the first time, according to people familiar with the plans. The apps are based on ResearchKit, a software platform Apple introduced in March that helps hospitals or scientists run medical studies on iPhones by collecting data from the devices’ sensors or through surveys.

May 06 15:34

Apple Has Plans for Your DNA

The iPhone could become a new tool in genetic studies.

May 06 15:19

Afghan poppy farmers say new seeds will boost opium output

It's the cash crop of the Taliban and the scourge of Afghanistan — the country's intractable opium cultivation. This year, many Afghan poppy farmers are expecting a windfall as they get ready to harvest opium from a new variety of poppy seeds said to boost yield of the resin that produces heroin.

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Roundup Ready Opium?!?

May 06 15:03

Mitochondrial “Collateral Damage” Thanks to Big Pharma

“Mitochondrial damage is now understood to play a role in a wide range of seemingly unrelated disorders such as schizophrenia, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. Recently it has become known that iatrogenic (physician or treatment-caused) mitochondrial damage explains many adverse reactions from medications.” – John Neustadt, MD and Steven Pieczenik, MD

“All classes of psychotropic drugs have been documented to damage mitochondria, as have statin medications, analgesics such as acetaminophen, and many others.” – John Neustadt, MD and Steven Pieczenik, MD

May 06 14:31

BILLION TODDLER MARCH FOR SURVIVAL

May 11th, REJECT VACCINE TYRANNY all over the GLOBE at YOUR City Hall

May 06 13:47

KICKSTARTER - The Tylenol Murders

For over 30 years now, the world has been told the same story over and over again of how the 1982 Tylenol Cyanide Murders happened. Some lone serial killer went store-to-store in September of 1982 placing tainted bottles of Extra Strength Tylenol on several different retail shelves looking to kill random people. The deaths of seven Chicago-area residents in one day put the entire nation into total hysteria about taking Tylenol — or anything for that matter— as terrorism through any consumable product had never happened before. Safety seals did not exist yet— as there was not a reason— until now— to need them.

May 06 12:58

President Barack Obama: Monsanto's man in Washington

"Let folks know when their food is genetically modified, because Americans have a right to know what they're buying." (Barack Obama, 2007)

"Own the food supply, run the world. Decide who eats, who doesn't. Eliminate more and more small independent farmers and take over their land. That's the Globalist formula operating behind Monsanto." (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

I have published this piece before. Since then, the global outcry against Monsanto and the other biotech giants has accelerated---but not a significant peep has emerged from the White House.

Barack Obama is a politician. Like Bush, Clinton, the other Bush, he's a liar. Different pols have different styles of lying. Some pretend they're your friend before they leave you in the dust.

May 06 12:48

Why Scientists are Worried about the newly approved GMO Potato and Apple

When Brazilian research scientists fed tiny pieces of RNA to young honey bees, they expected little to happen—certainly nothing earth-shaking. The RNA used is not naturally found in bees. It was taken from jellyfish, chosen because it was supposed to have an insignificant impact. The RNA didn’t cooperate.After mixing just a single meal of RNA into the natural diet of the worker bee larvae, as the bees grew older, scientists discovered that a staggering 1461 genes showed significant changes compared to controls.[1] In other words, about 10% of all the bees’ genes, including those vital to health, were either turned up in volume, or more often than not, turned down.[2] The authors of the study concluded that such a massive change “undoubtedly” triggered changes in the bees’ development, physiology, and behavior.

Perhaps the scientists from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) missed this 2013 study when they recently approved potatoes and apples genetically engineered not to brown. “Arctic” apple slices (nicknamed the “Botox apple”) can supposedly sit on the shelf for 15-18 days without discoloring to reveal their age. Sliced up “Innate” potatoes will similarly not show any darkening day after day until they eventually dry up.

More: http://www.responsibletechnology.org/posts/why-scientists-are-worried-...

May 06 12:48

Daimler’s self-driving semi: What could possibly go wrong?

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So who do the cops shoot when they pull it over for a broken tail light?

May 06 12:26

Recent Earthquake Near Oklahoma, United States

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A swarm of small quakes hits Oklahoma, all near fracking sites, in a state with virtually no prior history of seismic activity!

May 06 11:28

Japan Engineers Design Robotic Bear to aid in Assisted Suicide

A team of engineers working for the JSDD, with help from the Orient Industry Company have created an experimental robotic bear to assist in euthanasia and assisted suicide in Japan.

The growing suicide rate, as well as the senior population is becoming an increasing concern. Hospital Staff, and Suicide Assistant Volunteers from the JSDD are required to help euthanize those who are unable to [care for] themselves due to physical, or psychological reasons.

To aid these carers and volunteers, the JSDD-Orient Industry Collaboration Center for Human-Interactive Robotics Research in the Bunkyo Ward of Tokyo has designed an assisted suicide support robot with the face of an innocent, loveable cartoon-like bear to aid patients in self-euthanasia named SeppuKuma.

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Shades of "Logan's Run."

May 06 11:26

Tainted by fracking? Drilling chemicals found in Pennsylvania drinking water

Drilling chemicals were found in the drinking water of three Pennsylvania households, according to a newly released study. The industry has criticized the research, saying it does not prove the contaminants came from a nearby gas well.

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"I mean, in theory little elves could have come into their home and night to make shoes, and dumped those toxic wastes into the pipes, right?" -- Some Fracking CEO

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May 06 10:52

Those Monsanto Genes

Dr Anthony Samsel’s explanation on how glyphosate may be causing us to gain weight...

Simply put, Glyphosate disrupts bacterial homeostasis and our enzymes. With obesity, more precisely, glyphosate destroys the species of bacteria which manufacture 90% of our Serotonin as only 10% is manufactured by our body. Serotonin is necessary for the production of other important biomolecules like melatonin the precursor to melanin...

May 06 10:03

Overkill

An avalanche of unnecessary medical care is harming patients physically and financially. What can we do about it?

May 06 10:01

‘Bomb train’ derails in North Dakota, explosion forces town evacuation

A train carrying crude oil through Wells County, North Dakota has derailed. At least six rail cars have caught fire, sending thick, black plumes of smoke billowing into the sky. The town of Heimdal and nearby farms have been evacuated.

“The [Federal Railroad Administration] has deployed a ten person investigation team to the site and will be conducting a thorough investigation into the cause of the accident,” Acting Federal Railroad Administrator Sarah Feinberg said in a statement.

May 06 09:50

Recent Kilauea Status Reports, Updates, and Information Releases

May 06 09:44

Exploding satellite debris poses ‘Gravity’ style threat to spacecraft

IN A scenario that eerily echoes the plot of ‘Gravity’, scientists claim the explosion of a satellite has left other spacecraft at risk from thousands of pieces of hurtling debris.

Researchers at the University of Southampton say the destruction of the US satellite has resulted in 50,000 pieces of debris, no bigger than the ball of a ballpoint pen, the London Telegraph reports.

When the US Defence Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) F13 satellite exploded on February 3, the large pieces of wreckage seen on radar were not considered a threat. The new research, however, suggests agencies failed to take into account tens of thousands of tiny fragments spinning around the Earth.

May 06 09:30

Not Science Fiction! NASA Tests New No-Fuel 10x Faster Propulsion Engine -- May Be Game Changer For Spaceflight

An overview with original graphics and hella links.

To illustrate:

Earth to Mars travel is estimated to take two years, with the wait for a launch window for the return trip an excruciating 26 months (see "How long would a trip to Mars take?," NASA).

But with the new engine?
Get this:
Ten weeks, with a return window in as little as ninety days.
(!)

And as if that wasn't enough:

...they appear to have stumbled upon a way to exceed the speed of light by 50%....

May 06 09:22

Key CDC scientist who downplayed vaccine-autism connection is now fleeing from justice

A leading scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention whose noted "Denmark Study" ostensibly disproved any link between vaccines and autism as well as additional neurological disorders is now fleeing justice with nearly $2 million he allegedly was to spend on research.

As first reported in April 2011 by Natural News editor Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, Dr. Poul Thorsen was indicted by a federal grand jury in Atlanta on charges of wire fraud, money laundering and defrauding research institutions of grant money.

That report came after a May 2010 report in The Huffington Post noting that Thorsen fled with the money as Danish police launched an investigation into alleged fraud involving millions of taxpayer dollars over time.

May 06 07:55

Panera to Drop 150 Ingredients From Its Menu

The fast-casual restaurant chain will drop or change 150 of the 460 ingredients on its menu to fit new standards the company set to provide a healthier dining experience to customers. In an interview with Fortune, Panera CEO Ron Shaich said banning ingredients like saccharin, aspartame, synthetic benzyl peroxide, and maltodextrin is what customers want.

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May 05 20:07

Will superweeds, regulation create a perfect storm in Iowa farmlands?

Let’s unpack what has happened. Farmers’ dissatisfaction with rising costs of herbicide-resistant weeds has been evident since 2008. But another superweed, Palmer amaranth, has now arrived in five Iowa counties. By 2004, this weed was already costing Southern farmers $35-40 an acre to control. Now even more tolerant to herbicides, this amaranth costs as much as $150 per acre to control in some states. But EPA’s decision to constrain glyphosate use is not just focused on Palmer amaranth, because a dozen other superweeds also plague 60 million acres of U.S. croplands. As Iowa State University’s Mike Owen conceded, “Simple and convenient tactics are failing rapidly and farmers must diversify, not just the herbicides they use, but everything.”

In March, the WHO claimed a possible link between glyphosate exposure and non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Conclusive or not, this report will be hotly debated. But what is not debated is that non-Hodgkins rates in the U.S. have doubled since the 1980s. It has become the fifth-leading cause of cancer in the United States. Farmers’ and farmworkers’ exposure to a variety of stresses already affects their health. Since they are the people who feed America, our agricultural workforce must consider whether additional safeguards are needed to avoid potential health risks.

May 05 19:48

University drops action against researcher investigating high cancer rates & link to GM crops (thanks to public support)

University dean who called for sanctions against Dr Medardo Avila Vazquez reported to have signed deal with Monsanto

The National University of Cordoba, Argentina has dropped the administrative sanctions it had planned against a doctor who conducted cancer research in the town of Monte Maiz in the face of huge popular and scientific support for his work.

Dr Medardo Avila Vazquez and his team conducted a survey that found that the incidence of cancer in Monte Maiz was three times the provincial and national average, correlating with exposure to pesticides in the area. The main crops grown are GM soy and maize.

The administrative sanctions against Dr Vazquez were requested by Juan Marcelo Conrero, the dean of the Faculty of Agriculture.

May 05 19:19

NASA's Hot New Tech May Not Be A Warp Drive (...Yet) But Apparently Enables Velocity Faster Than Light.

Original summary, includes original graphics and is replete with links.

Hella illustrated lowdown.

Earth to Mars travel is estimated to take two years...

...the wait for a launch window for the return trip an excruciating 26 months...

But with the new engine?

Sitting down?

Ten weeks, with a return window in as little as ninety days.

And then there's the startling discovery, implying faster than light travel –

And all of this is really happening...

May 05 16:47

Eerie noises have been heard miles away from the Earth's surface

Before we jump to conclusions about aliens and extra-terrestrials, scientists are currently guessing the mysterious recordings could’ve been signals from a wind farm just below the balloon’s flight path, crashing sea waves, wind turbulence or vibrations caused by the balloon cable.

Nevertheless, Daniel hopes his experiment will revive a new interest in atmospheric infrasound and lead to the discovery of things we’ve never witnessed before.

May 05 16:43

Suppressing Science For Monsanto? Groups Demand Investigation of USDA

'It is imperative that the USDA maintains scientific integrity and does not allow for harassment, censorship or suppression of findings that counter the interests of industry,' say farmworker, environmental, and food safety groups

More than 25 farmworker, environmental, and food safety organizations sent an open letter on Tuesday to the U.S. Department of Agriculture demanding that the agency investigate reports that its scientists are facing retaliation and suppression of their research on controversial neonicotinoid insecticides that pose a danger to pollinator and human health.

May 05 16:19

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are invading swimmers off the British coast

There are more than six million instances per year of people being exposed to antibiotic-resistant E. coli while swimming or engaging in other water-based recreation off the British coast, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Exeter Medical School and published in the journal Environment International.

Even more alarming, the E. coli detected in the study were actually resistant to not just a single drug, but an entire drug class, the third-generation (3G) cephalosporins.

May 05 16:01

Military Readies Mountain Fortress to “Shield Against EMP Attack”

The government powers that be are preparing for continuity under any conditions.

‘The grid is utterly unprotected from an EMP attack. It’s not adequately protected from cyber or physical sabotage,’ Pry told FOX. ‘It’s why North Korea and Iran want the bomb, have the bomb. North Korea has actually practiced this against the United States.’ (source)

Now, the military is making preparations to spend more than $1 billion to move vital equipment and personnel back to the Cheyenne Mountain bunker-fortress. Essential to Cold War contingencies and operations, today, the facility offers a place for continuity of government (COG) to take hold in case of the worst.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

May 05 12:57

Click here to track fall to Earth of Progress supply ship

May 05 10:59

Whooping Cough ‘Invades’ the Vaccinated

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Herd immunity! Where have I heard that idiomatic, epidemiologic term before? Oh yes! It’s the U.S. CDC and FDA’s Raison de’ Être for vaccines. Recent demographics for pertussis, or whooping cough, coming out of Washington state prove that herd immunity is nothing short of bunko science, and that Big Pharma’s vaccines really don’t work, or medically speaking, aren’t efficacious...

May 05 09:32

'I felt like I was on fire' - diet pill 'imminent threat' to those that take it

Global police forces are working together to try to prevent the supply of so-called "diet pills" which can be deadly.

In April 21-year-old Eloise Aimee Parry, from Shrewsbury, died in hospital on 12 April after becoming unwell after she took a substance she had bought on the internet.

An inquest found that she had consumed four times the fatal amount of Dinitrophenol, known as DNP, which is a toxic pesticide.

The International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) has now raised an alert with forces in 190 countries.

They declared an "imminent threat" to consumers of DNP, which has also been used in explosives.

May 05 09:22

Parkes telescope scientists discover 'strange signals' from kitchen microwave

The strange signals detected by the Parkes telescope in central-west NSW were not intergalactic signals but instead, emissions escaping from a microwave in the site's kitchen, scientists say.

Scientists at the radio telescope facility are researching "fast radio bursts" which could be intergalactic signals.

PhD student Emily Petroff was one of those investigating when they noticed unusual signals that were not identified as fast radio bursts.

"We were getting some strange signals that appeared to be coming from very nearby," she said.

Ms Petroff said the source of the signals had now been identified as coming from the facility's kitchen.

May 05 09:09

Mars needs TRAFFIC COP to stop probe prangs, says NASA

NASA has “beefed up” the processes it uses to stop orbiters around Mars from colliding with each other, after two orbiters came within two kilometres of each other in early January.

Humanity currently has five live orbiters around the red planet, namely NASA's MAVEN, Mars Odyssey and the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), plus India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) and the European Space Agency's Mars Express. NASA's Mars Global Surveyor is bricked but is still in orbit.

May 05 08:54

Hawaii volcano explodes after rocks fall into active crater (VIDEO)

The breathtaking imagery shows rocks crashing into the lava followed by a massive red explosion with a wave of fire and plume of smoke roaring into the air. Large spatters of molten lava go flying everywhere.

May 05 08:48

US 'worst place to be a mother' among developed nations - report

America is the worst developed country in the world to be a mother, ranking 61st globally in maternal health, a groundbreaking analysis of global health inequalities has found.

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