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Feb 11 18:19

8 USC Ch. 12: IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY

CHAPTER 12—IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY
SUBCHAPTER I—GENERAL PROVISIONS
Sec.
1101.Definitions.
1102.Diplomatic and semidiplomatic immunities.
1103.Powers and duties of the Secretary, the Under Secretary, and the Attorney General.
1104.Powers and duties of Secretary of State.
1105.Liaison with internal security officers; data exchange.
1105a.Employment authorization for battered spouses of certain nonimmigrants.
1106.Repealed.
1107.Additional report.

SUBCHAPTER II—IMMIGRATION

Feb 11 13:56

BOUGHT OFF: Why You Don’t Hear About Low-Cost Natural Remedies In The News

Complain to Congress you say. It is bought off. A reported army of 1440 lobbyists for the pharmaceutical industry is in Washington DC. The pharmaceutical industry spend $280 million on lobbying Congress in 2018. That amounts to a half-million dollars per member of Congress.

Feb 11 12:28

Scott Adams: Bill Pulte Talks About Progress on Inner City Blight and More

Bill Pulte discusses the Blight Authority’s impressive progress
Cleaning up areas where politicians and authorities failed
Getting rid of the crime and the drugs infesting cities
Donations fund the Blight Authority, locals love it
Bill has connections with HUD and key local authorities
https://www.theblightauthority.com/id...
Uses for the cleared, available land
Why is peace in the Middle East now possible?
Questions are about to be answered
Why has President Trump been so nice to Saudi Arabia?
Why has President Trump been so nice to Putin?
Iran has been pushed to the brink of bankruptcy
President Trump’s funny tweet about Amy Klobuchar in the snow
Amy and her staff appeared amateurish
Khamenei “death to America” clarification
He means death to President Trump, Pompeo and Bolton
Interesting because…
Americans like the Iranian people

Feb 11 10:46

Sugar addiction is REAL: What you need to know about this scary addictive response

People with a sweet tooth may not realize that their love for sugar might be an addiction.

This may be hard to believe since unlike most addictive substances, sugar is not illegal.

Feb 11 09:01

French, German farmers destroy crops after GMOs found in Bayer seeds

Bayer said on Wednesday that farmers in France and Germany were digging up thousands of hectares of rapeseed fields after traces of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) banned for cultivation were found in seeds sold by the company.

Feb 11 07:55

'Lost' blood scandal files trigger fears of a cover-up: Nearly 50 documents are still missing after being 'checked out' by Whitehall officials

Up to 950 files relating to the contaminated blood scandal were removed by Whitehall officials, an investigation has found.

Although most have since been retrieved, at least 45 documents are still missing and unaccounted for.

The files were ‘checked out’ by civil servants from the Department of Health and, oddly, the Department for Education at intervals over the past three decades.

Although most of the files relating to the contaminated blood scandal have since been retrieved, at least 45 documents are still missing and unaccounted for

Campaigners believe they contain evidence that will incriminate officials over what they knew and when.

Feb 11 07:29

Health Care: You Are Not the Customer (David Goldhill)

American health care kills. And it's because markets for health care services are grossly distorted. That's the assessment of businessman David Goldhill, whose father died of a hospital acquired infection. Goldhill wrote up what he discovered subsequently in an article for the Atlantic Monthly entitled, "How American Health Care Killed My Father. One of the key problems in American health care, he says, is that the consumer of health care services or products is rarely paying directly.

Feb 10 13:01

World Health Organization Admits Medical Benefits of Cannabis — Moves to Change 1954 Policy

By Jason Erickson

It took them 60+ years, but the World Health Organization seems to finally be buckling under the weight of evidence that shows the range of benefits to global health offered by cannabis products...

Feb 10 11:17

Scott Adams: Green New Deal (GND), Universal Basic Income (UBI), Trump Tweets

Green New Deal (GND) contains Universal Basic Income (UBI)
UBI is money for free…for everyone, even if “unwilling to work”
The payoff for working remains: more resources and a better life
It’s almost guaranteed that in my lifetime, UBI will happen
UBI is to allow minimal survivable life capability, a safety net
like…Social Security, food stamps, welfare
GND might not contain anything that’s practical or possible
But GND is directionally positive
The Congressional border budget plan won’t be supported…
…by the border control experts
Congress is NOT a functional body for this issue
Declaring a national emergency solution…supported by the experts
Congress isn’t able to provide a solution supported by experts
CNN isn’t as rabidly anti-Trump lately, what changed?
8,000 lies in two years supposedly, did any of them matter?
There’s no examples of damage from POTUS hyperbole

Feb 10 09:15

Global Elitists Are Not Human

It is often said that “other-izing” people overall can be dangerous and other-izing your enemies specifically can be tactically detrimental. For one, it can lead to a false sense of superiority over those people as you assert some kind of imagined genetic advantage. It can also lead to dangerous generalizations of vast groups as you categorize and pigeonhole millions as being exactly the same when this is rationally impossible. However, other-izing is perhaps the only option when faced with a very particular type of person embracing a very particular brand of ideology; other-izing can become a matter of survival.

I am of course talking about globalists.

Feb 10 09:09

The Herouni Antenna - The Death of the Big Bang!

Feb 10 09:07

Iconic African Animals Covered in Snow After Freak Sub-Saharan Blizzard (PHOTOS)

South African animals accustomed to desert heat braved icy conditions after freak blizzards hit the country last week. Now, the rare sight of giraffes, antelopes, rhinoceroses, elephants and other animals covered in snow have been widely shared on social media.

Feb 10 09:02

Oil Fields Are Refilling… Naturally – Sometimes Rapidly

Deep underwater, and deeper underground, scientists see surprising hints that gas and oil deposits can be replenished, filling up again, sometimes rapidly.

Although it sounds too good to be true, increasing evidence from the Gulf of Mexico suggests that some old oil fields are being refilled by petroleum surging up from deep below, scientists report. That may mean that current estimates of oil and gas abundance are far too low.

Recent measurements in a major oil field show “that the fluids were changing over time; that very light oil and gas were being injected from below, even as the producing [oil pumping] was going on,” said chemical oceanographer Mahlon “Chuck” Kennicutt. “They are refilling as we speak. But whether this is a worldwide phenomenon, we don’t know.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The oil companies like to claim oil is finite, the remains of dead dinosaurs, supporting high prices. But the fact that the oil fields refill supports the theory that petroleum is the product of deep crust microbes.

Feb 10 08:40

Leading British surgeon calls for transgender women to have life-changing womb transplants so they can have their own children with IVF

A top British surgeon has called for transgender women to get life-changing womb transplants so they can have children of their own.

It comes after doctors in Brazil delivered the world's first baby from a womb transplant that was given to a woman from a deceased donor last year.

Now surgeon Christopher Inglefield, founder of the London Transgender Clinic, believes transgender women deserve a uterus implant.

He says the procedure is 'essentially identical' to the one performed on women.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Gestating a child involves more than having a womb. There are all sorts of hormones and enzymes the mother must provide the embryo for proper development. I shudder to think what might come out of those transgender transplanted wombs!

Feb 10 08:38

Donald Trump is in 'very good health', says White House doctor

US President Donald Trump, 72, is in a very good health, his White House physician said following his annual physical checkup.
"While the reports and recommendations are being finalized, I am happy to announce the President of the United States is in very good health and I anticipate will remain so for the duration of his Presidency and beyond," Sean P Conley, physician to the president said in a statement.

Feb 09 12:05

How To Make Saltpeter

Saltpeter is the common name for potassium nitrate (KNO3). Using urine is an old school method for manufacturing saltpeter. To make saltpeter from urine you need only a couple of ingredients. Urine and organic matter such as straw, straw being nothing more than cut grass. However, as you can guess it isn't as simple as just mixing urine and grass. No, this is a long long process that takes months.

Feb 09 11:57

Pussy John Bolton and His Codpiece Mustache: Examining the Freak Show

American government has become a collection of sordid and dangerous clowns. It was not always thus. Until Bush II, those governing were never lunatics. Eisenhower, Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Obama, Clinton had their defects, were sometimes corrupt, and could be disagreed with on many grounds. They weren’t crazy. Today’s administration would seem unwholesome in a New York bus station at three in the morning. They are not normal American politicians.

In particular they seem to be pushing for war with Iran, China, Russia, and Venezuela. And–this is important–their behavior is not a matter of liberals catfighting with conservatives. All former presidents carefully avoided war with the Soviet Union, which carefully avoided war with America.

Feb 09 11:09

Scott Adams: The News is Becoming Friendlier to President Trump Lately

Border budget negotiators report they might approve 2Billion
Tell us what the EXPERTS say we need, and what it costs
Is what you’re approving…what the experts say is needed?
Nobody cares about “percentages of crime”, when they’re a victim
I’ve been robbed but it’s okay. I’m in a low crime area
Annexing Mexico into America, should we?
The cartels are running the country to a large degree
“Turnaround Groups” for stabilization of failing countries?
UN controlled, a country applies to them for assistance
A neutral organization of turnaround specialists goes in
Limited time, they do a government reorganization
NO outside military presence imposing new government
Mike Cernovich and the New Green Deal
Mike says the New Green Deal is brilliant
They’re big ideas that we have no idea how to accomplish
The fact that it’s impossible is what focuses energy

Feb 09 10:15

‘Zombie deer’ brain disease spreads to 24 US states & Canada… and increasingly threatens HUMANS

An incurable, mad-cow-like brain infection nicknamed “zombie deer disease” that causes deer, elk and moose to behave strangely and aggressively has spread through half the US – and some fear it may soon turn up in humans.

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) renders its victims uncoordinated, confused and aggressive, while also causing them to lose weight and – eventually – their lives, giving rise to the nickname “zombie deer disease.” Sick animals walk in repetitive patterns and lose all fear of humans, developing a vacant stare.

Like mad cow disease, CWD attacks the brain and spinal cord and is believed to be caused by prions, infectious proteins that travel in bodily fluids and remain contagious for years after leaving the body of their host. Also like mad cow disease, in its early days at least, some scientists have scoffed at the notion it can be transmitted to humans. Others see history repeating itself.

Feb 09 09:58

Hordes flock to Portland stores as snow moves in

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- A snowstorm is closing in on the Portland area and people are stocking up on last-minute supplies.

Local grocery stores were packed all day Friday and checkout lines were dozens of people deep. Employees rushed to keep shelves stocked but many stores had a difficult time trying to keep up.

Everything from bread to milk and apples to bananas practically flew off the shelves at the Safeway in Portland's Pearl District. Produce aisles were picked clean at the Walmart in Tigard; bacon went extinct at the Fred Meyer in Wilsonville.

Feb 09 09:56

Watch live: Continuing KGW Sunrise coverage of winter storm

Watch live: Continuing KGW Sunrise coverage of winter storm.

Heavy snow is falling in Southwest Washington and east Clark and Multnomah counties this morning as the expected winter storm started to hit the region.

Feb 09 09:53

Snow has arrived for many in metro area: Will keep falling Saturday, forecasters say

Close to a foot here in The Gorge.

Residents in many parts of the Portland area are waking up Saturday to an inches-thick blanket of snow. Yet others -- including those in Beaverton -- have yet to see anything stick.

The snow appears to be moving from the north and east -- where places such as Camas received several inches in the pre-dawn hours -- to the south and west. Some suburbs -- including Hillsboro, Tualatin and Wilsonville -- had received very little snow and still had bare, wet exposed streets.

Feb 09 09:29

WORRISOME NONSTICK CHEMICALS ARE COMMON IN U.S. DRINKING WATER, FEDERAL STUDY SUGGESTS

Olga Naidenko, EWG’s senior science adviser, notes that it is unusual for researchers to detect PFAS chemicals in drinking water above the EPA advisory level. And she believes the agency’s existing advisory levels for PFOS and PFOA “are not sufficiently protective.” Communities with high concentrations, she says, should be informed.

The stakes surrounding studies of PFAS prevalence, concentrations, and human health impacts are immense. Stricter standards could force U.S. drinking water suppliers to spend hundreds of billions of dollars to remove the chemicals. And they could require those who used the chemicals—including industrial facilities, fire fighters, and the U.S. military—to pay for cleanups and potentially even damages for people who can show their health was harmed by the substances.

Feb 08 13:16

In 60 Seconds, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Exposes How Big Pharma Grifts US Taxpayers

Prescription drug prices in the United States are insane. It’s such an endemic problem that both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have vowed to address it, albeit in different ways. And as illustrated by Congressional superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York), those drug prices are paired with cheating taxpayers on research investments.

Ocasio-Cortez likened taxpayers to an early investor in pharmaceutical research through grants from the National Institutes of Health.

Aaron Kesselheim, associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, explained responded to that comparison by explaining the NIH does not receive any licensing fees that would act as a “return” on that investment. Instead, the product of NIH research is just handed off to for-profit companies that then produce high-profit prescription medicine.

Feb 08 13:07

Scott Adams: Warren’s Apology Tour, Bezos Exposing Pecker, Healthcare, Green New Deal

Cringe-worthy apologies by Elizabeth Warren
She doesn’t appear to have a sense of humor
Different handling, could have salvaged her political career
Jeff Bezos handling of private pictures that have become public
Pushed back against what he calls blackmail, A+ handling
Universal Healthcare graph that puts everything in context
1. Current amount of taxes being collected
2. How much more taxes are needed for AOC Green Deal?
AOC is over-asking and priming us, softening us up…
…just like President Trump does negotiating
Will U.S. be selling our climate change solutions to the world?
CO2 scrubbers are a good example
The good versus weak and bad climate change people
Border security committee finally brought in the experts
If we don’t see a plan from both sides, waste of time
Orange versus blue book cover for my new book
Winning cover design is orange with blue bubbles

Feb 08 10:41

2 Million Syringes Still Missing As San Francisco's Drug Addicts Outnumber High-School Students

In an effort to reduce infections and disease transmission among injection drug users, San Francisco handed out a record 5.8 million free syringes last year - about 500,000 more than in 2017.

“The drugs of choice among the homeless appear to be heroin during the day, and methamphetamine at night - to stay up,” said Eileen Loughran, who heads the city’s syringe access and recovery program. Loughran said on average an addict shoots up three times a day, “but some people do more.”

Feb 08 10:17

MULTIPLE MEASLES OUTBREAKS BLAMED ON ANTI-VAXXERS, BUT THEY ALL HAVE THIS ONE THING IN COMMON

As of February 6, the county which sits just north of the border from Portland, Oregon has tallied 50 confirmed cases and 11 suspected cases of measles since January 1.

The one thing MSM won’t tell you about the measles outbreaks happening around the country is that those who have been diagnosed brought the disease in from other countries.

Feb 08 09:53

GENE SIMMONS SAYS HE WAS ‘WRONG,’ ‘NOT INFORMED’ ABOUT CANNABIS

Gene Simmons has said he was “wrong” and “not informed” about cannabis as he began his role as “chief evangelical officer” for Canadian cannabis company Invictus. The announcement last week took many fans by surprise since the Kiss star had always been outspoken about the use of any form of drugs, and has always insisted he’d never used anything other than prescription substances.

“I was wrong and I was not informed,” Simmons told the Toronto Sun in a recent interview. “Well, drug abuse, you don’t have to be a genius [to reject it] and alcohol abuse, everybody knows that’s wrong, but I’ve been dismissive of cannabis. And I didn’t know much about it. I just dismissed it out of hand.

“I have to man up and admit," he continued, "in the past, I used to dismiss lots of things because of ignorance and arrogance. About three years ago when I did my own research, I found out astonishing new information that doctors and researchers were talking about with regards to cannabis.”

Feb 08 09:40

Lost city in South Africa revealed in stunning digital images

Experts have created a stunning digital reconstruction of a centuries-old lost city discovered in South Africa.

The ruins of Kweneng were spotted beneath thick vegetation at Suikerbosrand near Johannesburg using sophisticated laser technology.

Karim Sadr, a professor at the School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, told Fox News that researchers have been hard at work mapping and creating a digital reconstruction of part of the site.

Feb 08 09:34

Actress shares bizarre Instagram cartoon featuring man eating meat, hunting: ‘Humans don’t deserve earth’

The video, which features a 2012 cartoon titled "Man," has received more than 13,000 likes on Instagram since the ultra-liberal (and often unhinged) Messing shared it on Wednesday.
Messing captioned the video, "This took my breath away. You see a cartoon, a smiling man walking jauntily in the sunshine. Then it all comes into focus. God is crying. We must do better."

Feb 07 13:04

‘We’ve Seen a Lot More Cases Recently’: Valley Fever Cases in California Soar

The number of documented cases of a potentially deadly infection caused by a fungus is on the rise in California’s Central Valley.

According to the California Department of Public Health, the number of cases of Valley Fever increased by 11 percent in 2018 compared to 2017.

Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis) is caused by a fungus that lives in soil mostly found in Arizona and California, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports.

People can get Valley Fever by breathing in microscopic spores found in the air in areas where the fungus is present, which also include parts of Mexico, Central America and South America.

Feb 07 13:03

Risk of asteroid smashing into Earth ratcheted up by space agency

One of the World’s foremost watchdogs for monitoring the threat giant space rocks pose to our planet has upped the risk level for a recently discovered asteroid.

It’s the plot of numerous sci-fi novels and more than a few Hollywood blockbusters. Humans seemingly have a deeply ingrained fear of a big rock from space crashing into Earth and wiping out civilization, so much so that we continuously monitor thousands of objects that float around the solar system.

In its latest update the European Space Agency’s Near Earth Object Coordination Centre moved the asteroid 2018XB4, which was only discovered last year, into its top 10 potentially dangerous Near Earth Objects (NEOs).

Feb 07 12:58

Sackler scion once said 59 Oxycontin deaths in one state was 'not bad' then urged staff to increase opioid doses in patients, emails show, while records reveal his pharmaceutical company has now patented a drug to treat addiction

The heir to the Sackler billions worked to protect the company while profiting every step of the way according to a lawsuit that was unsealed just last week in the state of Massachusetts.

A complaint filed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts accused the Sackler family of not only knowing about the growing opioid epidemic that was being fueled by the painkiller Oxycontin, but pushing their sales force at Purdue Pharma to get more doctors prescribing the drug.

Once a patient had been prescribed the painkiller, executives urged staff to get those individuals on a higher dosage, thus generating more profit.

Feb 07 11:42

The Los Angeles County Typhus Outbreak Is Now Affecting City Hall

The typhus outbreak in Los Angeles County is getting worse...

For awhile now, public health officials have been telling us that the disease was mostly affecting the homeless. But that's just not the case anymore.

Last November, Liz Greenwood was diagnosed with typhus. Liz is a veteran Los Angeles City Hall official, and a Deputy City Attorney that works in City Hall East.

"It felt like somebody was driving railroad stakes through my eyes and out the back of my neck," Greenwood told the NBC4 News I-Team . "Who gets typhus? It's a medieval disease that's caused by trash."
She believes she contracted the disease from fleas in her office. Fleas are known to live on rats, and rats are known to live around the trash bins across the city.

"There are rats in City Hall and City Hall East," she added. "There are enormous rats and their tails are as long as their bodies."

Feb 07 11:21

Roscosmos, Academy of Sciences: Necessary to Prepare Lawyers for Moon Disputes

Russian Roscosmos space corporation and the Academy of Sciences think that it is time to start preparing lawyers for the territorial disputes over the Moon, their joint resolution, obtained by Sputnik, read.

This recommendation has been made following the meeting between Roscosmos and the Academy of Sciences on the development of the National program for exploration and colonization of the Moon, held in November, 2018.

“To consider it necessary… to develop a plan for legal support of the interests of Russia in potential territorial disputes and instruct specialized universities (Lomonosov Moscow State University, the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia [RUDN] and others) to train a necessary number of specialists in space law,” the resolution read.

Feb 07 09:31

Panera's Socialist Pay-What-You-Want Restaurant Implodes: Students, Homeless Mob The Place

While Panera Cares billed itself as a "non-profit" restaurant designed to feed low-income people, the business model was anything but. Rather than create a charitable organization that distributes food to needy families or a discount outlet or even a $1 menu (like every other fast-food restaurant), Panera tried to create a socialist system in which meals were offered at a suggested donation price.

Feb 07 09:28

Catholic college gives out breast-flattening ‘chest binders’ to women who believe they are men

According to The Chronicle — the school's student newspaper — the center is providing the binders for free to students who want them, and each student who requests one is able to receive a new one at the start of each semester.
The paper points out that no counseling is required for students to receive a chest binder, and the center reported that "many students have utilized the program saying they feel much more comfortable in their bodies and appreciate the school having a program that makes them comfortable."

Feb 07 09:15

Science Says CBD May Help These 5 Conditions

Chronic Pain, Arthritis, Anxiety, Depression, or Alzheimer's? Scientific research says that CBD may help these conditions.

Feb 07 08:56

The FBI Says A 52-Year-Old Photographer Sexually Assaulted Dozens Of Young Models

A 52-year-old photographer drugged, sexually assaulted, and took elicit photos of young models, many of them teenagers, for years along the west coast, federal authorities said Wednesday, describing the man as a "suspected serial sexual predator" who likely victimized many other women.

Feb 07 06:23

‘Gluten Brain’: Wheat Cuts Off Blood Flow To Frontal Cortex

Wheat consumption has been linked to psychiatric conditions like schizophrenia for over 60 years, but recent research indicates the mind-altering properties of this popular food are, in part, caused by it cutting off blood flow to the frontal cortex of the brain.

Feb 07 06:22

WHO, Pharma, Gates and Government: Who’s Calling the Shots?

The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a report on January 16, 2019 ranking “vaccine hesitancy” as one of the top “10 Threats to Global Health in 2019,” alongside air pollution and climate change, noncommunicable diseases, global influenza pandemic, antimicrobial resistance and infectious diseases such as ebola, dengue fever and HIV.

Feb 06 22:36

French & German farmers forced to destroy crops after GMOs found in Bayer/Monsanto seeds

French and German farmers have been forced to dig up thousands of hectares of rapeseed fields after authorities found an illegal GMO strain mixed in with the natural seeds they’d bought from Bayer-Monsanto.

Authorities discovered the illicit seeds in three separate batches of rapeseed seeds last fall, but the public has only just been notified. While Bayer issued a recall, by the time the farmers learned of it some of the seeds had already been planted, covering 8,000 ha in France and 3,000 ha in Germany.

Feb 06 19:17

Why CBS Refused to Air This $5 Million Medical Marijuana Ad During the Super Bowl

According to sports fans, this past Sunday’s Super Bowl was one of the most uneventful championship games in recent memory. The halftime show or the advertisements didn’t even create much excitement this year, leaving many fans disappointed.

Feb 06 19:08

KILLER VIRUS Ebola outbreak ravages Congo as second epidemic kills 484 people and experts declare ‘international emergency’

A SECOND outbreak of Ebola in Congo has already killed 484 people and health workers have warned it is an “international emergency”.

Nearly 500 people have died from the latest outbreak of the virus which was discovered in August last year with 785 people infected.

The death rate is 61 percent.

The Ebola virus has spread rapidly across the African country, sparking fears it could now spread to other countries nearby.

Writing in The Lancet this week a number of health workers said the outbreak was out of control which was the second largest outbreak of Ebola in history.

Feb 06 19:00

Twin satellites dubbed Wall-E and Eve fall silent months after flying over Mars in first-of-its-kind experiment to provide live updates of a NASA lander touching down on the red planet

NASA says it has lost contact with two tiny satellites that launched on a technology-proving mission to Mars last year.

The twin MarCO CubeSats, nicknamed Wall-E and Eve, fell silent hundreds of millions of miles away from Earth, and the space agency says it’s been more than a month since it last heard from them – and doubts it ever will again.

Feb 06 12:15

Thousands of people diagnosed with deadly fungal disease Valley Fever in California as cases soar

A life-threatening fungal illness is rapidly spreading throughout central California, health officials say.

The number of Valley Fever cases rose eight percent in 2018 from the previous year - up to more than 8,100 from more than 7,500, according to a report released by the California Department of Public Health last week.

The increase from 2016, when cases totaled around 5,700, was even more shocking - an sharp spike of 42 percent.

Kern County, which is about 133 miles from Los Angeles, was hit the hardest by far, documenting a little more than 3.000 cases - up 23 percent from 2017 and 48 percent from 2016.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Check out the map in the article that shows where the illness is.

Feb 06 10:03

Did the FDA Just Approve a Toxic New Artificial Sweetener?

The FDA is amending their food additive regulations to provide for the “safe” use of Advantame, after receiving a petition from Ajinomoto Co., Inc., a Japanese company which produces most of the world’s MSG as well as being a major supplier of aspartame. . . .

Senior Scientist Lisa Lefferts, at CSPINET (The Center for Science in the Public Interest) shares her concern that “In a key cancer study in mice, the number of mice that survived to the end of the study [of Advantame] was below the FDA’s own scientific recommendations, and is therefore inadequate to provide confidence in the safety of a chemical likely to be consumed by millions of people.”

Feb 06 09:51

Scott Adams: The SOTU, President’s Schedule, Healthcare, Conspiracy Theories

SOTU guests…Didn’t the SOTU used to be a national rally?
Doctors are now on the Interface App by WhenHub
Easy 2nd opinions, prescriptions for some things
A way to reduce healthcare costs?
Q people are still around? Q is still a thing?
Climate change current thinking update

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1093166208940007425

Feb 06 09:41

SWINE FEVER SPREADS IN JAPAN, 15,000 PIGS TO BE CULLED

Japan’s swine fever outbreak has spread to five prefectures including Osaka, and more than 10,000 pigs will be culled as part of measures to prevent further contagion, the government said on Wednesday.

This is a different strain from the deadly African swine fever China has been battling, an agriculture ministry official said.

Pigs in central Japan’s Aichi prefecture have been found with swine fever, the first such case outside neighboring Gifu prefecture since the country’s first swine fever outbreak in 26 years was confirmed in Gifu last September.

Pigs shipped from the Aichi farm in question to pig farms in Osaka and three other prefectures were also found infected with swine fever, the ministry official said, adding some 15,000 pigs at affected farms were being culled and buried.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The price of pork, for Japanese consumers, is about to go through the roof.

Feb 06 06:52

Marijuana's Unexpected Effect on Sperm Count Revealed in Harvard Study Some surprisingly good news

There’s plenty of research showing that marijuana can improve things in the bedroom, but it’s not as clear whether it has the same effect in your pants. Studies about the effect of marijuana use on sperm count have had mixed results, at best. Guys who smoke weed, however, can take comfort in the findings of a large study published by Harvard University scientists on Tuesday. The sperm of marijuana smokers, it seems, is alright. Maybe even more than alright.

>>>

Feb 05 14:57

Outbreak Of Flea-Borne Diseases Typhus: Los Angeles Descends Into Third World Hellscape

Residents and officials in the city of Los Angeles, California are horrified that their city has descended into a third world hellscape of poverty and disease. The typhus outbreak raging through the city is a flea-borne disease often reserved for socialist and poverty-stricken dystopias such as Venezuela.

But that’s modern Los Angeles. Typhus is spread by fleas hitching a ride on rats. While the general population struggles under the weight of the government (local, state, and federal in LA’s case) and the homeless population continues to climb up, the same cannot be said for the rats that carry fleas the cause typhus. The rat population in LA is doing just fine, however, as piles of garbage dot the cityscape, making it Thanksgiving Day every day for the city’s fat, happy rodents, wrote the American Thinker.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I had family in Greater Los Angeles, which have migrated to the mid-west, and I am delighted that they have.

I hope that the local, and national health workers will be able to jump on this outbreak; not being able to do this has horrific potential consequences for the national as a whole.

Feb 05 14:06

Scott Adams: The SOTU, President’s Schedule, Healthcare, Conspiracy Theories

SOTU guests…Didn’t the SOTU used to be a national rally?
Doctors are now on the Interface App by WhenHub
Easy 2nd opinions, prescriptions for some things
A way to reduce healthcare costs?
Q people are still around? Q is still a thing?
Climate change current thinking update

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1092821288752566272

Feb 05 12:46

'It's immoral exploitation': Bernie Sanders rips into pharmaceutical company that now charges $375k for a drug that was FREE for years

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders has written to a pharmaceutical company asking for a justification on its decision to charge $375,000 annually for a drug that for years has been available to patients for free.

Sanders sent the letter to Catalyst Pharmaceuticals on Monday, in which he asked it to explain both the financial and non-financial factors the company considered when it set the list price for Firdapse in December.

The drug is used to treat Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome (LEMS), a rare neuromuscular disorder, according to the letter dated February 4.

The disorder affects about one in 100,000 people in the United States.

Feb 05 12:13

Why Giving Birth To A Monarch Was A Queen’s Darkest Hour

When Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth a few years ago to the newest members of the English monarchy, public curiosity about her experience was boundless. The tabloids and papers were filled with speculation about her birthing process, her health risks, and her physical recovery. It would seem the act of delivering a child had placed her, at least momentarily, back on earth with the mere mortals who brought their children into the world in precisely the same way. And while this was likely comforting on some level, royal observers seemed to long for nothing more than a glimpse of the golden aura surrounding her moment of delivery. But sadly for them, modernity and pragmatism had robbed the mystique from the entire process, making it all rather anticlimactic. It would seem the young royals had greeted their precious new bundle much like any average citizen— in a clean and well-lit room with just a few medical attendants nearby.

Feb 05 10:28

Anti-vaxxers are as dangerous to global health as HIV, doctor declares as rates of exemptions soar in the US

A Maryland doctor has warned that vaccine skepticism could lead to a global health crisis as big as HIV.

In an op-ed for USA Today, Dr Amesh Adalja, of Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security, says people may be surprised that the World Health Organization (WHO) named anti-vaxxers one of the top 10 threats to global health in 2019.

'Surely, vaccine hesitancy - a voluntarily chosen human behavior - cannot be in the same category as HIV, a virus that has killed 35 million people,' he wrote.

Feb 05 10:12

The magnetic North Pole is hurtling towards Siberia so quickly scientists have had to release new data a year ahead of schedule to keep navigation systems working properly

Earth's magnetic North Pole has been wildly shifting towards Russia so quickly that scientists have been forced to publish an update on its actual location a year early.

The World Magnetic Model (WMM) enables compasses to point north and is used in navigation systems. Its latest update revealed the North Magnetic Pole is wandering about 34 miles a year. It crossed the international dateline in 2017 and is leaving the Canadian Arctic on its way to Siberia.

This is causing a navigational nightmare for compasses in smartphones, boats and for airport navigators as well as in some consumer electronics, and WMM was forced to update a year early in order to keep it accurate.

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