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Jan 30 07:47

Vitamin C: A safer way to recover from drug addiction

Addiction to drugs and other substance will cause your overall health and well-being to deteriorate. Addiction to heroin, in particular, is often difficult to overcome. People who were previously addicted to heroin may still feel the symptoms of withdrawal weeks, months, or even years after abstaining from it. There are many ways to recover from drug addiction, but so far vitamin C appears to be one of the safest and most effective methods of overcoming substance abuse.

Jan 30 07:38

LESS FALLOUT, MORE DANGER: US ‘LOW-YIELD’ WARHEAD PUSHES DOOMSDAY CLOCK CLOSER TO MIDNIGHT

A new “low-yield” US warhead is less powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima but more capable of igniting a nuclear conflict than bigger nuclear weapons, analysts believe.
Dubbed W76-2, the weapon is now being produced by the Pantex plant in Texas, according to Donald Trump’s nuclear posture review which he signed last year. The Trump administration – whose boss has already shown a fixation on building up nukes – claims the new “low-yield” warhead would give the US a more “flexible” deterrent.

The new “mini-nuke” has less velocity than the Hiroshima bomb as it was designed by taking away one stage from the original two-stage W76 thermonuclear device usually mounted on Trident ballistic missile. The new warhead’s explosive power was reduced from 100 kilotons of TNT, to around five.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wish this government was far less concerned with making more bombs than taking care of the huge infrastructure problems in this country, which are, in and of themselves, frightening enough.

Our roads are a mess; our children are not getting educated in schools to understand what comprises critical thinking; our public libraries and hospitals are crumbling; and our Vets are sleeping rough in our streets.

The epic race to "enrage, rather than engage", appears to be on, full tilt buggy.

But the rush to re-arm, means that funding which should have taken care of these horrific problems, will not happen any time soon.

Jan 29 14:47

Technology: Distracting, Disturbing, Deceiving, & Deluding Ourselves To Death

“What Huxley teaches is that in the age of advanced technology, spiritual devastation is more likely to come from an enemy with a smiling face than from one whose countenance exudes suspicion and hate. In the Huxleyan prophecy, Big Brother does not watch us, by his choice. We watch him, by ours. There is no need for wardens or gates or Ministries of Truth.

When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby-talk, when, in short, a people become an audience and their public business a vaudeville act, then a nation finds itself at risk; a culture-death is a clear possibility.” ? Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

Jan 29 14:45

Curiosity Snaps Epic 'Selfie' on Mars as It Moves On to New Martian Sights

We all edit our selfies to capture our best side, and the Curiosity rover on Mars is no different, as shown in a new "selfie" NASA released to mark the rover's last days at Vera Rubin Ridge.

Curiosity's favorite selfie trick isn't a matter of choosing the most flattering filter; instead, the robotic explorer favors stitching together shots to build a composite image, creating the illusion that a companion took the picture. The rover has used this approach for "selfies" before to stunning effect.

In the case of this new image, captured Jan. 15, the final product is built from 57 different individual photographs snapped by the rover using its Mars Hand Lens Imager. That instrument is located on the end of Curiosity's arm. [The Top 10 Space Robot 'Selfies' of All Time!]

Jan 29 13:59

Technology: Distracting, Disturbing, Deceiving & Deluding Ourselves to Death

That is why our society is now devolving towards Orwell’s vision of the future. Battle lines began to be drawn when Snowden, Assange and other selfless patriots of freedom revealed the level of deception, disinformation, and criminality of the state and those supporting the state. Technology is now becoming the boot stomping on our faces forever.

Jan 29 10:25

3-Year-old boy missing for days in freezing weather says a bear kept him safe

A 3-year-old boy recently rescued after spending two days lost alone in the North Carolina woods has said that a bear protected him and kept him warm in the freezing conditions.

Jan 29 10:01

How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat

I've already lost almost seventy pounds since going on the Keto / Paleo diet nine months ago. The tremor that I've had in my hands my whole adult life has ceased. My lab results from my annual physical for the first time show normal liver and normal cholesterol, and my blood pressure is normal. Just saying. ~ CD

Jan 29 09:03

A safe guide to using bleach to purify water when SHTF

Water safety is crucial during a survival situation. You might not last longer than three days without access to clean, drinking water. When SHTF, you will need to improvise with whatever you have to secure your supply of clean water. One of the possible ways to purify water in an emergency situation is with bleach. Learn how you can use bleach to purify contaminated water by following this survival guide. (h/t to ModernSurvivalOnline.com)

Jan 29 08:55

Mom Hangs 'No Breastfeeding Zone' Sign In Her Room To Shut Down Shamers

The year is 2019, a drone can deliver anything our heart desires to our doors within an hour and for some reason, breastfeeding is still causing controversy. Whether it's a mom who was kicked out of church for breastfeeding, or in this case, something a little different.
Meghan Koziel looks like a typical 20-something. Just over three years ago, she got married to her husband John and recently, the couple just had their first child together.

Jan 29 08:38

Sick Of All The ‘Lies’ This Gynecologist Destroys The Myths About Late-Term Abortions

On the 46th anniversary of Roe V. Wade, New York state passed a law to protect women’s access to abortion if the historic case is ever overturned. Then, the Court ruled that the right to privacy under the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment extended to a woman’s decision to have an abortion. This right, however, must be balanced against the state’s interests in regulating abortions: protecting women’s health and protecting the potentiality of human life. The Court tied state regulation of abortion to the third trimester of pregnancy.

Jan 29 08:32

5 incredible ways you can use hemp

By now, you probably have heard the great news: President Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill into law, which legalizes industrial hemp. The new bill defines industrial hemp to include “all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers” of industrial hemp.

Jan 29 08:22

NASA's Curiosity rover clicks last selfie on Martian ridge

NASA's Curiosity rover has taken its last selfie on the twisting ridge on Mars that has been the robotic explorer's home for more than a year, the US space agency said. After having collected new samples from the Vera Rubin Ridge, the car-sized rover will now descend toward a clay region of Mount Sharp.

Jan 29 08:21

'This could be the end' for NASA's Mars Opportunity Rover

NASA's golf-cart-sized Opportunity rover -- which recently completed 15 years on the surface of Mars -- may have 'died' after a massive global storm engulfed the Red Planet seven months ago, scientists say.
No signal from Opportunity has been received since June 10 last year, as a planet-wide dust storm blanketed the solar-powered rover's location on the western rim of Perseverance Valley, eventually blocking out so much sunlight that the rover could no longer charge its batteries.

Jan 29 07:39

How spaceflight changes the brain: Study on 15 astronauts reveals micro-gravity alters white matter and causes brain to float higher in the skull

Brain scans of astronauts from before and after spaceflight revealed changes typically associated with long term processes such as aging, including deterioration in areas responsible for movement and the processing of sensory information.

The results, however, also suggest an astronaut’s brain may be able to adapt to these changes over time.

Jan 29 07:29

Scientists turn Wi-Fi signals into ELECTRICITY in breakthrough that could see phones and other devices charged without being plugged in

Scientists have invented a machine that converts Wi-Fi signals into electricity to power devices without the need for a battery.

The end result is a small two-dimensional device that is powered solely by Wi-Fi waves passing through it.

According to researchers, Wi-Fi could become a widespread power source thanks to a cutting-edge semiconductor that converts the signal into useful direct current.

Jan 29 07:26

NASA beefs up efforts to wake its silent Opportunity rover after 600 failed attempts since June, as brutal Martian winter approaches

Engineers on the Opportunity team say they’re now trying out a new set of commands in attempt to wake up the robotic explorer over the next few weeks.

The new commands are an effort to coax the rover back into operation and address the low-likelihood events that may have happened in the wake of the storm, preventing it from sending messages back to Earth, NASA says.

Opportunity hasn’t transmitted since June 10.

‘We have and will continue to use multiple techniques in our attempts to contact the rover,’ said John Callas, project manager for Opportunity at JPL.

Jan 28 16:22

The Fat Free Revolution that Gave America Diarrhea

It’s not often that the reviews of a product on Amazon go viral. But that’s what happened with Haribo’s sugar-free gummy bears when people started calling them “Satan’s Hate Bears.”

Customers don’t object to the taste. “For taste I would rate these a 5,” one reviewer wrote. “I was a happy camper.”

No. The problem with the sugarless gummy bears is their unfortunate side effect of gastrointestinal distress. Or, to put it less delicately: extreme, debilitating diarrhea.

One reviewer compared the flatulence he experienced to “trumpets calling the demons back to Hell.” Another said digesting the gummy bears felt like a “violent hurricane… in my lower intestine.” A third suggested that the diarrhea-inducing gummy bears made an “ideal gift for your Congressional Representatives.” The product page has nearly 1,000 reviews like this.

Jan 28 12:02

1950s Housewife Tries LSD Video

The '50s becomes the '60s right before our eyes.

Jan 28 11:36

NASA Probe Snaps 1st Photos from Just a Mile Above Asteroid Bennu and the View's AMAZING!

NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission is orbiting an asteroid closer than any spacecraft has ever orbited a body — and it shows in an incredible pair of photographs that the team released yesterday (Jan. 24).

The spacecraft slipped into orbit around the asteroid, called Bennu, on Dec. 31, after the team carefully mapped the object to design a safe path for the probe. That was a challenge, since Bennu is the smallest space rock that's ever been orbited.

But the dangerous maneuver has paid off. OSIRIS-REx is orbiting just about 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) above Bennu's surface, giving its cameras an incredible view of the asteroid's rocky surface. Scientists believe that rugged shape is the result of Bennu having formed from a bunch of rubble loosely clumped together. [The Greatest Asteroid Encounters of All Time!]

Jan 28 11:34

Arizona lawmaker: All ingredients, side effects must be disclosed before any vaccine

State senator Paul Boyer, R-Phoenix wants to mandate that parents are told exactly which ingredients and chemicals are in vaccines before their children are inoculated. The bill he’s introduced will require health professionals to provide not just the positive effects of vaccinations “but also the full list of ingredients and side effects before a vaccine could be administered.”1

No more hiding the truth about vaccine injury. #hearthiswell

Jan 28 11:14

FROZEN DOOM? ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT SUPERBUG GENES FOUND IN THE ARCTIC

In an extremely worrying development, genes relating to one of the most antibiotic resistant superbugs known to mankind have been found in the soil of the high Arctic, a remote and largely inhospitable corner of the world.
The New Delhi Metallo-beta-lactamase-1 genes (blaNDM-1) were first identified when a Swedish patient of Indian origin, who traveled to India in 2008, presented at a Delhi hospital. The genes were then detected in surface water on Delhi streets in 2010.

In a shock development, they have now been unearthed in the soil in Svalbard, Norway, high up in the Arctic Circle, 12,870km away from the Indian city, and how they got there is a profound mystery.

Jan 28 10:35

Suzanne Humphries, MD: "My current opinion about vaccination is...."

Jan 28 09:48

'Illegal Alien' Detained at US Border Had Deadly FLESH-EATING Bacteria - Reports

According to the US Border Patrol, criminal organisations are smuggling migrants into the United States via the Mexico border despite risks to their lives. President Donald Trump has repeatedly called for a wall on the US' southern border to prevent tackle the drug trade, human trafficking, and other crimes.

A migrant detained by US authorities near a border crossing with Mexico is reported to have been suffering from a "flesh-eating" bacterial infection.

More than 306 migrants, mostly from Central American countries, were taken into custody near the Antelope Wells port of entry in New Mexico on Thursday.

Jan 28 09:42

THE GM CHICKENS THAT LAY EGGS WITH ANTI-CANCER DRUGS

Researchers have genetically modified chickens that can lay eggs that contain drugs for arthritis and some cancers.

The drugs are 100 times cheaper to produce when laid than when manufactured in factories.

The researchers believe that in time production can be scaled up to produce medicines in commercial quantities.

The chickens do not suffer and are "pampered" compared to farm animals, according to Dr Lissa Herron, of Roslin Technologies in Edinburgh.

"They live in very large pens. They are fed and watered and looked after on a daily basis by highly trained technicians, and live quite a comfortable life.

"As far as the chicken knows, it's just laying a normal egg. It doesn't affect its health in any way, it's just chugging away, laying eggs as normal."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would want research on this to last at least a decade, before cleared its for use on humans.

There are still a lot of factors coming into play, such as usage over time, and what side-effects that might bring with it.

Jan 28 07:22

United States Midwest braces for record-breaking cold blast

A deep freeze is forecast to hit the US Midwest this week, with snow, brutally cold temperatures and potentially life-threatening wind chill across northern Illinois and northwest Indiana by midweek, the National Weather Service said.
In the Chicago area, snow will begin on Sunday night. Then the "coldest air mass in years" will hit the region on Tuesday with extreme cold lasting through Friday, the weather service said. Record low temperatures are likely by midweek.

Jan 27 16:28

An electrifying solution for stroke recovery

(Video) A Dunedin neuroscientist has discovered a new way to help people recover from stroke, by implanting an electrode into the undamaged side of the brain. / Aotearoa Science Agency

Jan 27 09:45

New Apollo 11 documentary with never-before-seen footage of 1969 moon landing effort draws rave reviews at Sundance Film Festival premiere

Critics are raving about the new documentary, Apollo 11, which features an unearthed treasure trove of behind-the-scenes footage of the moon landing, following the movie's premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in Utah.

The movie, deemed a 'masterful work of archival research' by Vulture, was created using a cache of 65mm, behind-the-scenes footage of the 1969 moon landing, and thousands of hours of vintage audio recordings of NASA employees talking about the mission.

Unlike traditional documentaries, the 93-minute-long Apollo 11 is said to not include any voice-overs or cutaways to talking heads. Instead, director Todd Douglas Miller uses a series of short, wordless montages illustrating each of the famed Apollo 11 crew's key life moments.

Jan 27 08:36

FLASHBACK - Planned Parenthood “Lamborghini” Exec Haggles Again Over Baby Parts Prices

Jan 27 08:24

The 46 Best Frozen Foods in America

There’s an old cliche that says if you’re looking for love, forget about the singles bars. The real action is in the frozen foods aisle of your supermarket, where men and women unencumbered by domestic attachment (and, presumably, cooking skills) gather to hunt down the evening’s meals.

Jan 27 08:20

China clones monkeys and deliberately edits genes to make them mentally ill

Published in the National Science Review, the experiment by the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Neuroscience (CASIN) should enable teams to try out drugs for use on humans with neurological conditions, the authors said.

Jan 27 06:17

NASA's New Horizons probe transmits clearer image of Ultima Thule

NASA`s New Horizons spacecraft has beamed back the clearest view yet of the most distant object ever explored -- the Kuiper Belt object (KBO) 2014 MU69 nicknamed Ultima Thule. On January 1, the spacecraft zipped past the ancient Ultima Thule, setting the record for flyby of the most distant planetary object in history.

Jan 27 06:16

US shutdown forces NASA to postpone Day of Remembrance

US space agency NASA has indefinitely postponed its Day of Remembrance ceremony dedicated to space heroes, who gave their lives for space exploration, due to the ongoing government shutdown.
The ceremony scheduled for January 31 has been postponed by NASA, Administrator Jim Bridenstine said, until the agency`s employees start working again. This would ensure their participation in the annual commemoration, the space.com reported.

Jan 26 12:29

Revolutionary drug test can detect 4 classes of drugs from the sweat in your fingerprints — even when you’re dead

It looks like being dead won’t prevent the cops from knowing if you took drugs. A team from the University of East Anglia recently developed a revolutionary drug test that can detect four classes of drugs via the sweat found in your fingerprint. The creepy (yet kind of cool) part? The technology apparently works on both the living and the dead.

Jan 26 12:15

WHY YOU CAN’T TRUST CDC ON VACCINES

As I have covered in previous articles for Children’s Health Defense, the fundamental assumptions underlying the recommendation of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that everyone aged six months and up should get an annual flu shot are unsupported by scientific evidence.

Examining a case study from the New York Times, we’ve seen how the corporate media manufacture consent for public vaccine policy by grossly misinforming their audiences about the science—and how, in doing so, the media are just following the CDC’s example. We’ve seen how the CDC uses deceptive fear marketing to increase demand for influenza vaccines, and how the CDC’s claims that flu vaccination significantly reduces deaths among the elderly have been thoroughly discredited by the scientific community.

Jan 26 11:40

Richard Branson Expects Commercial Virgin Galactic Flights to Begin in Mid-2019

The founder of Virgin Galactic says he now expects to fly on the company’s SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle around the middle of this year after a series of test flights starting in the next several weeks.

In an interview on the "CBS This Morning" television show Jan. 24 to announce a partnership with athletic apparel company Under Armour to provide clothing for Virgin Galactic customers and employees, Richard Branson reiterated his plans to fly into space later this year on the first commercial SpaceShipTwo flight.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Way to go, Richard!!!

Jan 26 11:38

TOP FDA OFFICIAL BLOWS WHISTLE AS AGENCY APPROVES DRUG 10X WORSE THAN FENTANYL, FUNDED BY DOD

In a massive move to expose the Food and Drug Administration’s loyalty to big pharma, a top official from within the agency has come forward with damning claims. The FDA has succumb to Big Pharma’s influence and is approving deadly drugs to benefit their industry backers.

Dr. Raeford Brown, who is chair of the FDA’s committee to review various opioid based drugs before approving them, blew the whistle in an interview with the Guardian this week.

Brown told the Guardian that there is a “war” inside the FDA in regard to approving opioids. Brown said the agency has “failed to learn the lessons” of the recent epidemic which now claims tens of thousands of lives each year—around 150 deaths every single day.

Brown’s interview comes on the heals of the FDA approving a horrifyingly strong drug that is 1,000 times stronger than morphine and 10 times stronger than the incredibly deadly drug fentanyl.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As word gets out about how this drug was approved, and any of our military, or their families become ill, or die as a result of taking the drug, look for class action lawsuits against both the US military, and the drug company which manufactures the drug.

Jan 26 11:21

SCIENTIST TELLS WORLD LEADERS AT DAVOS MDMA AND MAGIC MUSHROOMS SHOULD BE LEGAL

It’s not the kind of topic you would expect to be discussed at the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. It’s when world leaders, business moguls, and economists meet to discuss the pressing issues facing the world.

Jan 26 10:32

U VILL B VACCINATED!!! EEFEN EEF EET KEELS U!

Forced Vaccinations Remember the Disneyland measles outbreak in California a couple of years ago? Well, even those who were vaccinated got the measles. This article is a heads up that freedom to choose is about to go down the tubes – all for the perceived benefit of vaccines. Follow the money – who makes out like a bandit? Of course, it’s BIG PHARMA stealing your money, destroying your health and lying through their teeth the whole while as they own the television stations (advertising dollars speak very loudly), and they own the politicians who make the laws that force you to use the vaccines for which Planned Parenthood provides fetal tissue in the production. Not only that, but BIG Pharma has been exempted from law suits for damages from vaccines. GET THE POINT?

Jan 26 08:55

Cancer survivors face hardships related to medical bills: Study

The research, published in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study also found that among privately insured survivors, those who enrolled in high deductible health plans and did not have health savings accounts were particularly vulnerable to medical financial hardship.

Jan 25 23:39

Crispest image yet of Ultima Thule arrives on Earth, but grab a coffee while the rest downloads

Mission operations manager Alice Bowman explained that the rates from New Horizons' 2.1m antenna hovered between 944bps and 2,003bps with both transmitters fired up and the spacecraft in spin mode.

To put that in context, this vulture's first modem included an acoustic coupler and could just about manage 300bps on a good line. Enough to access a basic BBS. The excitement of moving to a 2400bps US Robotics modem was almost unbearable (and quite a bit quicker than the distant New Horizons probe).

At those speeds, mission managers reckon it will be well into 2021 before all the data is received.

Jan 25 12:51

POLICE USE DHS TECH TO CREATE DNA DATABASES OF “SUSPICIOUS PEOPLE”

Four years ago, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) created “Rapid DNA” whose sole mission was to create a biometric database of everyone.

Using minimally trained police officers to collect innocent people’s DNA would be headline news in most countries, but not in America. Our justice system has chosen to ignore that fact and give law enforcement free rein to collect anyone’s DNA for any reason.

Jan 25 11:43

US Military Eyes Tiny Nuclear Reactors for Deployed Troops

Getting fuel to remote operating bases is a big problem for the U.S. military. In 2008, during the height of combat in Iraq, the Government Accountability Office estimated that more than 900,000 gallons of fuel went to bases for basic power needs like lighting and refrigeration (on top of the 6.7 million gallons the military burned that year in jets and ground vehicles.) The U.S. military’s Strategic Capabilities Office has put out a request for information about small nuclear reactors that could deploy to the sorts of hillside forward bases U.S. troops set up in places like Afghanistan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These are most likely RTG designs and not actual fission reactors.

Jan 25 11:31

Mount St Helens WARNING

MOUNT St Helens could erupt again as scientists closely monitor a lava dome rising at five metres a day, a bombshell documentary revealed.

On May 18, 1980, Mount St Helens erupted in the US state of Washington. The blast, which measured 5 on the Volcanic Explosively Index, has been declared as the most disastrous volcanic eruption in modern US history. An huge column rose 80,000 feet into the atmosphere and deposited ash in 11 states, killing at least 57 people and causing more than $1billion (£770million) in damage.

Scientists are now closely watching the volcano to make sure they are prepared in case the same happens again.

Jan 25 11:08

THE WORLD'S FIRST AUTOMATED CANNABIS VENDING MACHINE HAS GONE LIVE

For those who’ve participated in the market for recreational and medical cannabis, it hasn’t always been easy to purchase products.

Whether it’s on the street or at a legal dispensary, there’s been a risk of falling afoul of the law, dealing with inconsistent or disappearing suppliers, having to travel far to reach the closest dispensary, or spending excessive time in line or in a waiting room before finding your product. Have you or your friends ever wondered what it would be like to buy a disposable vape or a blunt as easily as you would buy a bottle of water from an office building vending machine?

Well now, a Southern California company has pioneered a new and innovative way of acquiring your buds, edibles, extracts, CBD products and accessories.

Welcome to the age of the automated smart cannabis kiosk, or “greenbox.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WOW!

Jan 25 09:21

Scott Adams: The Future of Online Education with VR, Apps and Hollywood Teams

Online learning works, the future is here (Whiteboard)
A Socialist vision of education, but with decreased cost
Learning can be tailored to how different people learn
VR learning possibilities include historical event immersion

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1088813863125086210

Jan 25 09:20

Spacewalk 360: RT releases first-ever panoramic video of man in outer space (VIDEO)

RT has released the first-ever 360-degree footage shot by man in outer space, putting viewers in the shoes of two Russian cosmonauts launching nanosatellites from outside the International Space Station (ISS).

The video, which shows out-of-this-world views of Planet Earth, is the first time that the so-called extravehicular activity (EVA) has been filmed in 360. The immersive new format previously helped viewers explore the ISS modules as part of the Space 360 project.

Cosmonauts Sergey Ryazansky and Fedor Yurchikhin captured the breathtaking scenery while doing their 7.5-hour spacewalk in August, which included maintenance tasks and the launch of five miniature satellites.

Jan 25 08:59

This Alexa Intruder Alert Is About to Get Burglars to Quit Their Jobs

It wasn't terribly long ago when Google Home and Alexa Amazon devices were first introduced as the newest additions to our families. These small gadgets are always listening, so they can play your favorite song, tell you the weather, or answer any other questions that may be plaguing your millennial mind.

Jan 25 08:53

This Animation Took Several Months to Make with Google Earth Photos

“Epoch” is a new video by Ireland-based visual artist Kevin McGloughlin. It’s a mesmerizing animation that was created over several months entirely out of Google Earth satellite photos.

The movement and patterns seen in the video were created by aligning similar landscape features seen from space.

Jan 25 08:47

School superintendent used her own health insurance to help a sick student and now she's facing fraud charges

Casey Smitherman of Elwood Community Schools in Elwood, In. was charged with insurance fraud, identity deception and official misconduct on Tuesday, according to court records, and faced with a warrant for her arrest. She is now out on bail and reportedly entering a diversion program that would allow those charges to be dropped contingent on her ability to avoid further arrests this year.

Jan 25 08:28

People with tattoos have more sexual partners and more mental health issues, study declares

People with tattoos are more likely to have mental health issues, a new survey finds.
Results showed that those with body art were also more likely to engage in 'risky' behavior including: smoking, having gone to jail, and having more sex partners in the last year.
They were also at an increased risk of having trouble sleeping.

Jan 25 08:03

The 'worst day of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo' as 14 new cases are diagnosed in 24 hours as death toll reaches 439

Democratic Republic of the Congo recorded its largest one-day increase of Ebola cases yesterday, as the country's deadly outbreak shows no signs of slowing.

A further 14 cases of the virus were confirmed yesterday, taking the total to 713 cases since the epidemic was declared in August.

Nine of the new cases were in Katwa, a city of a several hundred thousand people just outside Butembo.

Jan 24 18:50

5G – A Dystopian View of Our Future

Who exactly is going to benefit from the roll out of 5G technology?

Jan 24 12:38

What’s inside nothing? This laser will rip it up to find out

IMAGINE a place far from here, deep in the emptiness of space. This point is light years from Earth, vastly distant from any nebula, star or lonely atom. We have many words for what you would find in such a place: a void, a vacuum, a lacuna. In fact, this nothingness is a sea of activity.

According to quantum theory, empty space is filled with virtual particles. They are always there, keeping reality ticking over smoothly. They are also completely undetectable – unless, that is, you have an incredibly powerful searchlight. “Usually when people talk about a vacuum, they mean something that’s empty,” says theorist Mattias Marklund at the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. “But a laser can show you the vacuum’s secrets.”

Jan 24 10:45

Top FDA official says the agency is bowing to Big Pharma by approving new high risk opioid that is 10 times stronger than fentanyl despite doctors' warnings 'it will kill people'

The Food and Drug Administration is succumbing to Big Pharma's influence to keep approving lucrative opioids despite the toll they're taking on American lives, a top official at the agency claims.

Dr Raeford Brown, chair of the FDA's committee for reviewing opioid approvals, told the Guardian the agency is having a 'direct impact on the mortality rate from opioids in this country' by continuing to approve new high-risk drugs.

His words come after the FDA approved a controversial new opioid, Dsuvia, despite its own board of physicians warning the drug is easy to abuse and could cause more deaths.

Dr Brown was one of a number of committee members who, he claims, we deliberately barred from voting on Dsuvia because the in-person vote was scheduled for the same day as a conference that most of them were attending.

Jan 24 10:22

Medicine: Idolatry in the Twenty First Century

Are things any different today in terms of idolatry? It has taken on a different form, but it is in essence the same thing it has always been – trust in idols rather than God to supply our needs and desires. Modern-day culture has changed dramatically since the theory of Darwinian evolution came on the scene and dominated academics in western culture, so that today the physical world is exalted above all other realities. The spiritual world is either denied or ignored. Hence, creation of physical idols out of basic elements such as wood or metals is very uncommon, because current culture ignores the unseen world that could be represented by such physical manifestations.

Jan 24 10:13

Merck’s Recombivax Vaccine Shortage Causes Reduced Deaths In Babies

Following the cyber-attack in June 2017, for the first time in a very long time, researchers have the ability to view in plain sight, a natural experiment whereby one vaccine was abruptly swapped out for another – replacing the very adjuvant many critics are concerned about, AAHS – with an aluminum hydroxide adjuvant contained in Engerix-B. Neither has a published independent safety profile but AAHS is suspected to be more problematic due to its immunogenicity profile.

We now have more than a year’s worth of data to examine since the attack in 2017 when Engerix-B was introduced. On average there were 29 deaths reported annually for fifteen years prior to the attack (2003 to 2017). In 2018 there were only 6 reported (to end of November 2018). Two of those deaths followed Recombivax. Assuming the same death rate to the end of the year, at most there will be 7 deaths recorded, resulting in roughly 75% less deaths since Recombivax was discontinued as a pediatric vaccine.

Jan 24 09:38

FLASHBACK - Killing babies no different from abortion, experts say

The article, published in the Journal of Medical Ethics, says newborn babies are not “actual persons” and do not have a “moral right to life”. The academics also argue that parents should be able to have their baby killed if it turns out to be disabled when it is born.

The journal’s editor, Prof Julian Savulescu, director of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, said the article's authors had received death threats since publishing the article. He said those who made abusive and threatening posts about the study were “fanatics opposed to the very values of a liberal society”.

The article, entitled “After-birth abortion: Why should the baby live?”, was written by two of Prof Savulescu’s former associates, Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In light of New York's new abortion law

Jan 24 09:13

Lawsuit claims that United Airlines flight crew failed to report sexual assault of teen passenger

The 16-year-old was flying alone for the first time on July 23, 2017, to attend a young women’s leadership conference at Princeton University, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. She had dozed off, only to be awakened when Vijaykumar Krishnappa, a 29-year-old physician who was seated next to her, started touching her knee in the dark cabin.

Jan 23 16:02

Experts call for review of quake limits on UK fracking

Limits on seismic activity at fracking sites in the UK should be reviewed and increased, according to scientists involved in monitoring the activity.

At present, if fracking induces quakes above 0.5 magnitude then all drilling must cease for 18 hours.

Now, researchers from the British Geological Survey (BGS) say these "traffic light" regulations should be reviewed.

They argue that increasing the limit to magnitude 1.5 would pose little risk.

Jan 23 12:11

Climate change HOAX has literally convinced a member of Congress that “the world is going to end in 12 years”

You want to really save the world in the next 12 years? Vote all Democrats out of power and send them packing. Turn off all left-wing media. Denounce and reject the lunacy of the Left. If enough people do that, human civilization might actually have a chance of making it through this insane chapter of left-wing lunacy that represents the real threat to sustainable life on Earth.

Jan 23 12:02

Uncle Sam wants your DNA: The FBI’s diabolical plan to create a nation of suspects

“As more and more data flows from your body and brain to the smart machines via the biometric sensors, it will become easy for corporations and government agencies to know you, manipulate you, and make decisions on your behalf. Even more importantly, they could decipher the deep mechanisms of all bodies and brains, and thereby gain the power to engineer life. If we want to prevent a small elite from monopolising such godlike powers, and if we want to prevent humankind from splitting into biological castes, the key question is: who owns the data? Does the data about my DNA, my brain and my life belong to me, to the government, to a corporation, or to the human collective?”?Professor Yuval Noah Harari

Jan 23 11:51

Uncle Sam Wants Your DNA: The FBI’s Diabolical Plan to Create a Nation of Suspects

Get ready, folks, because the government— helped along by Congress (which adopted legislation allowing police to collect and test DNA immediately following arrests), President Trump (who signed the Rapid DNA Act into law), the courts (which have ruled that police can routinely take DNA samples from people who are arrested but not yet convicted of a crime), and local police agencies (which are chomping at the bit to acquire this new crime-fighting gadget)—is embarking on a diabolical campaign to create a nation of suspects predicated on a massive national DNA database.

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