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Jul 25 12:28

Fears of tainted alcohol at Mexican resorts after deaths

The family of a woman who drowned and died after drinking shots at an all-inclusive Mexican resort is still seeking answers around her death.

And they’re not alone. Nearly a dozen families are struggling to understand how a loved one died or was injured after consuming alcohol while vacationing in Mexico, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Jul 25 12:04

Federal lawsuit against Sessions and DEA says marijuana’s Schedule I status unconstitutional

Plaintiffs claim the classification of cannabis as a Schedule I substance is so “irrational” that it violates the U.S. Constitution

Jul 25 10:52

China tests underwater robot in South China Sea

The Chinese-developed underwater robot "Tansuo" conducted its maiden test dive in the South China Sea Monday.

The robot is 3.5 meters long and 1.5 meters wide and can dive to a depth of 4,500 meters. It will conduct 20 hours of collaborative operations with the unmanned submersible "Faxian" in the South China Sea.

Chinese research vessel "Kexue" left the port of Xiamen in eastern China's Fujian Province Sunday to continue its scientific expedition in the South China Sea.

Jul 25 09:38

70 TOP-PAID US HEALTH INDUSTRY CEOS RAKED IN $9.8B SINCE OBAMACARE PASSED

You know all those health industry lobbyists who say that the American healthcare industry will go broke if it has to take care of the health of Americans?

Every year since 2011 -- when ACA became law -- the CEOs of US health companies have averaged an 11% raise. Remember, that's 11 percent, every year.

Topping the list is John Martin who helmed Gilead Sciences to the tune of $863M since Obamacare's passage.

American health care is indeed dangerous and unstably expensive, and to fix that, America's health CEOs should be focusing on lower prices, eliminating unnecessary expenses, and coordinating care. Instead, America's health care industry is booming at the expense of American health, thanks to a focus on selling more drugs, performing more procedures and tests, raising prices and engaging in gimmicky stock-inflating tactics.

* Pharmaceutical and drug-related company CEOs made up 11 of the top 20 highest earners.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, now you know: ACA was NEVER about the true health of Americans; it was all about Big Pharma and Big Healthcare raking in billions for their CEOS!!

Jul 25 09:25

The Failed MMR Vaccine Policies on College Campuses

By Michelle Goldstein

Most states have enacted laws requiring college students to obtain the MMR vaccine in order to attend their universities. This vaccine allegedly offers protection against the diseases measles, mumps and rubella. The effectiveness of Merck’s MMR vaccine against mumps has been questioned by many scientists.

Meanwhile, the past five years have witnessed skyrocketing increases of mumps outbreaks across college campuses, among those students vaccinated, providing further evidence of the MMR vaccine’s failure...

Jul 25 09:20

Curry spice helped woman, 67, to beat blood cancer

A woman who had been battling blood cancer for five years has experienced an extraordinary recovery after taking a natural treatment based on a kitchen staple.

Dieneke Ferguson, 67, thought she had exhausted all options available after undergoing three rounds of chemotherapy and four stem cell transplants as she battled myeloma.

However, she then turned to a product called curcumin, which is an ingredient of the spice turmeric, and her recovery was so incredible it has been featured in the British Medical Journal.

Jul 25 08:42

Cassini 'sniffs' the atmosphere of Saturn's atmosphere and rings for the first time as it prepares to crash into the planet's surface

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is now 15 weeks into its ‘grand finale’ dives, dipping in and out of the narrow gap between Saturn and its rings – but, as it comes closer to the planet than ever before, Cassini is making ‘surprising’ observations that could incite more questions than answers.

According to NASA, the new observations have revealed that Saturn’s magnetic field has no detectable tilt, meaning the true length of a Saturn day remains a mystery.

Cassini has also been at work ‘sniffing out’ Saturn’s exosphere – or, the outermost atmosphere.

Jul 25 08:39

How to spot a psychopath: People with the personality disorder are much better at learning how to lie to others

Psychopaths may give themselves away by showing how well they can lie, new research suggests.

Researchers found those with psychopathic traits can learn how to be deceitful and manipulative faster than people without these characteristics.

Jul 25 08:28

Taking antidepressants during pregnancy almost DOUBLES the risk of mental retardation in children

The makers of antidepressants could be trying to rein in any suggestions that the drugs cause harm during pregnancy because they also have a very useful side effect as far as they’re concerned: they’re creating the next generation of customers in the womb. A Finnish study found that the offspring of mothers who took antidepressants during pregnancy had a threefold rise in the incidence of depression when compared to those offspring whose mothers stopped using antidepressants before pregnancy and a fourfold increase compared to those with mothers who had a psychiatric diagnosis but never took antidepressants. This particular effect is awfully convenient for pharmaceutical companies, to say the least.

Jul 24 10:16

'I wish I could get President Trump to see this': Fairground becomes a makeshift hospital 'like you'd expect to see in Sudan' to deal with the US health care crisis as officials grumble over Obamacare

Hundreds of desperate patients, some in their 90s, traveled miles to be seen to by doctors offering free care.

Medical staff used animal stalls, articulated lorries and barns to carry out health examinations and treatment.

Pictures show rows of people lying in beds being treated by doctors walking on dirty tarmac in Wise, Virginia.

Charity workers said the scenes were like something they would expect to see in South Sudan or Haiti.

President Trump has been urged to visit a country fairground in Virginia which has become a makeshift hospital to deal with the US health care crisis.
As Republican officials continue to grumble over Obamacare, the reality on the ground is stark - people camping overnight to be first in line for free treatment at a pop-up outdoor medical center.

Hundreds of desperate patients, some in their 90s, traveled miles to be seen to by doctors who used animal stalls, articulated lorries and barns to carry out examinations and treatment.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to Thirdworldistan, America on your watch, Mr. President!

The fact that these people had no other options than this for desperately needed medical care, is a stain and a shame upon both your Presidency, and on the current "alleged" Congressional Representatives.

And Virginia Senators Kaine and Warner, where the hell were you, that things have devolved so poorly in your state that this was all these people could get in terms of medical care?!?

Making love to your rapidly growing 401 Ks?!?

Jul 24 09:25

Statin drugs exposed as a MEDICAL SHAM as new research finds “no evidence” of improved survival

Dr. Esther van Zuuren, a senior researcher from Leiden University, said: “It’s time we look at the evidence and stop letting the pharmaceutical companies and food industry pull the wool over our eyes.”

The paper even went so far as to say that quitting statins could actually save more lives and improve the quality of life for people who take them, pointing out that statins cause side effects in 29 percent of users and only offer “the illusion of cardiovascular protection” in those who are obese.

Not only do these drugs not help those who have had a heart attack, but they also fail to provide benefits when used as a preventive measure.

Jul 24 09:09

Germany Sees Sharp Rise in Infectious Diseases; Mirroring United States

As Germany has gotten overwhelmed by a flood of about two million migrants from the Middle East, Africa and Asia, a corresponding spike in infectious diseases has occurred.

A new report from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the German government’s central institution for monitoring and preventing diseases, confirms an across-the-board rise in disease since 2015.

There remains some controversy about the extent of the increase and the nature of the diseases being reported since the immigrant flow increased dramatically.

Jul 24 09:09

VATICAN IN AWE: 1500 YEAR OLD BIBLE CONFIRMS THAT JESUS CHRIST WAS NOT CRUCIFIED

Much to the dismay of the Vatican, an approx. 1500-2000 year old bible was found in Turkey, in the Ethnography Museum of Ankara. Discovered and kept secret in the year 2000, the book contains the Gospel of Barnabas – a disciple of Christ – which shows that Jesus was not crucified, nor was he the son of God, but a Prophet. The book also calls Apostle Paul “The Impostor”. The book also claims that Jesus ascended to heaven alive, and that Judas Iscariot was crucified in his place.

A report by The National Turk says that the Bible was seized from a gang of smugglers in a Mediterranean-area operation. The report states the gang was charged with smuggling antiquities, illegal excavations, and the possession of explosives. The books itself is valued as high as 40 Million Turkish Liras (approx. 28 mil. Dollars).

Jul 24 08:12

'I wish I could get President Trump to see this': Fairground becomes a makeshift hospital 'like you'd expect to see in Sudan' to deal with the US health care crisis as officials grumble over ObamaCare

President Trump has been urged to visit a country fairground in Virginia which has become a makeshift hospital to deal with the US health care crisis.

As Republican officials continue to grumble over ObamaCare, the reality on the ground is stark - people camping overnight to be first in line for free treatment at a pop-up outdoor medical center.

Hundreds of desperate patients, some in their 90s, travelled miles to be seen to by doctors who used animal stalls, articulated lorries and barns to carry out examinations and treatment.

Jul 24 08:03

Save the date! NASA introduces Expedition 52 crew members; to make their ISS journey on July 28

It's time! Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) are getting ready to welcome the newest addition to their family up in space.
NASA has announced the launch of Expedition 52, all geared up to take the reigns of the ISS, launching on July 28.

Jul 23 09:42

Don't believe the American Heart Assn. — butter, steak and coconut oil aren't likely to kill you

Last month, the American Heart Association once again went after butter, steak and especially coconut oil with this familiar warning: The saturated fats in these foods cause heart disease. The organization’s “presidential advisory” was a fresh look at the science and came in response to a growing number of researchers, including myself, who have poured over this same data in recent years and beg to differ. A rigorous review of the evidence shows that when it comes to heart attacks or mortality, saturated fats are not guilty.

To me, the AHA advisory released in June was mystifying. How could its scientists examine the same studies as I had, yet double down on an anti-saturated fat position? With a cardiologist, I went through the nuts and bolts of the AHA paper, and came to this conclusion: It was likely driven less by sound science than by longstanding bias, commercial interests and the AHA’s need to reaffirm nearly 70 years of its “heart healthy” advice.

Jul 23 08:31

Fernanda no longer a tropical cyclone, but could still bring rain, high humidity to isles

After several days trudging from the Eastern Pacific toward the Hawaiian islands, Fernanda has fizzled out. But we could still feel what's left of the storm as it approaches the state.

Jul 23 08:29

Trump's DOJ gears up for crackdown on marijuana

The Trump administration is readying for a crackdown on marijuana users under Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

President Trump’s Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, led by Sessions, is expected to release a report next week that criminal justice reform advocates fear will link marijuana to violent crime and recommend tougher sentences for those caught growing, selling and smoking the plant.

Sessions sent a memo in April updating the U.S. Attorney’s Offices and Department of Justice Department (DOJ) component heads on the work of the task force, which he said would be accomplished through various subcommittees. In the memo, Sessions said he has asked for initial recommendations no later than July 27.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but has Jeff Sessions absolutely gone foaming at the mouth, barking-dog mad, to attempt to link marijuana with violent crime?!?

This is both insanity and absurdity, all wrapped up with absolute, complete stupidity, and pig-ignorance of the science surrounding the use marijuana.

Any scientific study of the use of marijuana as a tranquilizer, and to ease pain, will show the polar opposite to this attempted link to violent crime.

One has to wonder what a forensic accounting review of Mr. Session's stock portfolio would reveal about his holdings in alcohol companies, pharmaceutical companies, and private prison corporations.

Jul 23 06:37

Medical miracle! US doctors successfully reverse brain damage in unresponsive drowned toddler

In a tragic accident, a two-year-old toddler experienced cardiac arrest after drowning in a swimming pool.
She was rushed to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital in the US, but she wasn't responding to any stimuli, even after being resuscitated.
An MRI scan revealed deep brain injury as well as grey and white matter loss. She had no speech, gait or responsiveness to commands, and was constantly squirming and shaking her head.

Jul 22 16:32

Statins in new link to back disorders, says new study

Tests on thousands of people showed as many as one in 17 of those on statins had back issues, including disc and spine conditions serious enough to be identifiable on scans.

These included painful disc herniations, debilitating narrowing of the spinal canal, and bulging discs.

The research saw 60,455 patients examined, with the results published in the Journal Of The American Medical Association.

It showed that those on statins were 27 per cent more likely to suffer back problems.

Jul 22 13:21

NHS to ban homeopathy and herbal medicine, as 'misuse of resources'

“The public rightly expects that the NHS will use every pound wisely, and today we’re taking practical action to free up funding to better spend on modern drugs and treatments.” Health officials said the NHS is spending around £545m a year on treatments which are available over the counter, though they do not expect to recoup all the funding.

Jul 22 10:50

Ramses II was King Solomon

Very few equivalences in ancient times are so certain as the equivalence of Ramses II with King Solomon. Indeed, no mainstream scholar has been able to present even the most minimal requisite evidence necessary to rebut my challenge to current chronology as posted at https://listhost.uchicago.edu/pipermail/ane/2003-July/009941.html

Egyptologists, Oriental and Biblical scholars do not like to be confronted with facts - rather, they continue to build their nice little houses of cards as if facts contrary to their ill-conceived theories and chronologies simply did not exist. The closed-minded majority of Egyptologists seem to have a limited capacity for critical thinking.

Just how long did Ramses reign? They assume it is 67 years of sole regency, but the evidence is against them.

It is quite clear that Ramses did not rule alone for 67 years but like Solomon only ruled 40 years as a sole regent.

Jul 22 10:41

Wisconsin Company To Implant Microchips In Employees

"It's the next thing that's inevitably going to happen, and we want to be a part of it," Three Square Market Chief Executive Officer Todd Westby said. The company designs software for break room markets that are commonly found in office complexes.

Jul 22 08:26

British tourists forced to queue outside Kos airport over fears an aftershock could DESTROY it after killer earthquake left two dead and 360 injured

British tourists have been left in fear of new aftershocks after a killer earthquake struck Kos and Turkey leaving two dead and 360 injured.

Holidaymakers have even been forced to form massive queues outside Kos airport with staff only allowing small groups to go inside to make it easier to evacuate in the event of another quake.

At Kos airport, delays continued for a second straight day with over 50 outgoing flights scheduled. Over 20 flights had landed by midday Saturday.

Tourists heading to Turkish and Greek resorts face an agonising decision about whether to go ahead with their holidays following the earthquake.

Jul 21 18:26

Codex Alimentarius And Monsanto’s Toxic Relations

“Our soils are sick from greed-based, irresponsible agricultural practices, pesticides, chemical fertilizers, erosion and mineral depletion, all of which stop or reduce adequate microbial activity in the soil, rendering them sick and/or dead and sterile. Sick soils make for sick plants and sick plants make for sick humans and animals.” Scott Tips, president of the National Health Federation, Crashing Monsanto’s Pesticide Party in Beijing.

Jul 21 17:59

Yellowstone supervolcano ready to blow? Rational analysis says it’s unlikely in your lifetime

There has been a lot of concern about the Yellowstone supervolcano over the past few weeks due to the nearly 1,000 small earthquakes recently detected in the region.

It is true that if the Yellowstone caldera blows, it would blanket much of North America with up to three feet of ash, devastating the ecosystem, collapsing the food supply and leading to mass famine. However, with Yellowstone erupting only once every 600,000 years or so, is it really rational to focus preparedness efforts on something that’s highly unlikely to happen in your lifetime?

Jul 21 15:30

Acute antipsychotic-induced akathisia revisited

Akathisia was initially observed in patients with basal ganglia disorders, primarily Parkinson’s disease. Introduction of first-generation antipsychotic (FGA) agents drew attention to anti-psychotic-induced akathisia as it appeared to be one of the most frequent and distressing drug-induced movement disorders, occurring in around one in four FGA-treated patients. It is characterised by restless movements and a subjective sense of inner restlessness coupled with distress, and develops predominantly in patients treated with high-potency FGAs, at high doses and during rapid dose escalation. The identification of akathisia in a meaningful proportion of patients treated with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and its association with suicidal behaviour highlights its clinical significance.

Jul 21 15:25

What Is Akathisia?

Between 20 and 45% of people who take antipsychotic medications experience akathisia. The Barnes Akathisia-Rating Scale is used to diagnose the condition. If you suffer from akathisia, you may have restless movements of the arms and legs such as tapping, marching in place, rocking, crossing and uncrossing the legs. This is sometimes referred to as psychomotor agitation.

Your body may feel anxious at the thought of sitting down. Your body will always want to be on the move, almost to the point of fidgeting whenever stillness sets in.

There are four types of movement disorders associated with antipsychotic drugs. Sometimes akathisia can be grouped with these other movement disorders, or it may be isolated to only one:

  • Tardive dyskinesia (TD)
  • Parkinsonism
  • Akathisia, which we cover here
  • Tardive dystonia

    Akathisia is generally underdiagnosed or misdiagnosed.

  • Jul 21 12:17

    The US Empire, the CIA, and the NGOs

    The CIA recruited the Muslim Brotherhood to fight a proxy war against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, which led to the withdrawal of the Soviets from the Hindu Kush. Since then, the CIA used the mercenaries to fight more proxy wars in the Balkans, Chechnya, and Azerbaijan. Due to the wars of aggression against Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen the US and its vassal states created sectarian violence that led to civil wars. Right now, the CIA and the Muslim Brotherhood are present in the form of ISIS in Syria and Iraq.

    Jul 21 12:00

    Putin expects Russian-European Mars landing mission to crown with success

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he hoped that the joint Russian-European project to land a probe on the Red Planet would crown with success.

    "We are planning to take part together with European colleagues in the exploration of Mars. By the way, we are already taking part," the Russian leader said, answering children’s questions during the program "A Serious Talk With Vladimir Putin."

    The Russian president was asked about whether there were plans to colonize the Red Planet.

    The Europeans tried to land a probe on Mars with Russia’s participation recently but this effort failed, Putin said.

    Jul 21 11:16

    Landmark Study Shows Legal Marijuana Sales Reduce Crime

    “I reject the idea that America will be a better place if marijuana is sold in every corner store. And I am astonished to hear people suggest that we can solve our heroin crisis by legalizing marijuana—so people can trade one life-wrecking dependency for another that’s only slightly less awful,” President Donald Trump’s darling Attorney General, Jeff Sessions said earlier this year. “Our nation needs to say clearly once again that using drugs will destroy your life.”

    While any sane person with half a brain can easily see how ignorant and outright irresponsible Sessions’ comments are, a new study on marijuana shops shows just how asinine this man’s policy actually is.

    Jul 21 10:45

    James Webb: Swallowing the biggest space telescope

    The successor to Hubble has been locked tight inside a giant chamber where it will undergo a series of tests to simulate conditions off Earth.

    Engineers must first pump out all the air, and then chill down the telescope to fantastically low temperatures.

    In about 30 days' time, they should be ready to start the checks that ensure JWST's spectacular mirrors can focus light properly.

    Jul 21 10:40

    Magnesium found to treat DEPRESSION better than antidepressant drugs: New science

    A breakthrough nutritional study conducted at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont and published in PLoS ONE has found that just 248mg of magnesium per day leads to an astounding reversal of depression symptoms in study subjects.

    “New clinical research results show magnesium is effective at addressing symptoms and is safer and easier on the wallet than prescription therapies,” reports Science Daily, echoing the reporting of Natural News from over a decade ago. Today, even mainstream science is now confirming that magnesium is a safe, affordable and effective treatment for depression.

    Jul 21 10:39

    Chemotherapy obsolete? “Ceramide nanoliposome” uses liposomal delivery to target and kill cancer cells without harming healthy cells

    Ceramide has previously been shown to possess strong anti-cancer properties. Its delicate structure, however, has stopped other researchers from using it in clinical tests to treat cancer. The Penn researchers used nanotechnology to coat ceramide in a fatty lipid layer to improve its stability in the body. This new and improved compound targets tumor cells, penetrates the cellular lining, and deposes its chemotherapeutic cargo in the cancer cell.

    “Ceramide is a bioactive lipid that selectively kills cancer cells. At equal dosing, normal cells go to sleep, cancer cells die,” explained Kester. “The problem is it precipitates. It falls out of solution. The only way to deliver it is to turn it into a nanoformulation, which is our intellectual property. Think of it as a very small FedEx truck that delivers on time, all the time but only to the cancer cells.”

    Jul 21 09:17

    “Smart” Toothbrushes Are Equipped With Interactive Wireless Displays—Radio Transmitters

    By Catherine J. Frompovich

    Do you brush your teeth with a ‘smart’ toothbrush?

    Did you know there are ‘smart’ toothbrushes?

    According to the package information that comes with the Oral-B Triaction/Precision 5000/5500, it contains an “interactive wireless display,” i.e., a radio transmitter that puts out electromagnetic frequencies. Holy moly—one more smart device to track us, even while brushing our teeth...

    Jul 21 08:11

    Citizens of Italy Unleash Mass Protests Against Mandatory Vaccination Law

    Italy’s controversial new measure that requires young students to get vaccines against 12 common illnesses is not going over too well with the people, who have taken to the streets to protest the rule.

    Jul 20 15:52

    M 6.7 - 10km SSE of Bodrum, Turkey

    Jul 20 14:52

    FLASHBACK 2011 - Supreme Court vaccine ruling: parents can't sue drug makers for kids' health problems

    The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a federal law prohibits lawsuits against drug makers over serious side effects from childhood vaccines.

    The court voted 6-2 against the parents of a child who sued the drug maker Wyeth in Pennsylvania state court, for the health problems they say their daughter, now 19, suffered from a vaccine she received in infancy.

    The ruling was a stinging defeat for families dissatisfied with how they had fared before a special no-fault vaccine court.

    Jul 20 13:51

    Doctor Busted Running A Drug Ring That Would Make Walter White Jealous

    Authorities arrested a doctor who allegedly flooded the streets of New Jersey with high dosage painkillers in a scheme potentially worth up to $7 million.

    State Attorney General Christopher Porrino announced the bust at a press conference Wednesday in Newark, which included the arrest of 16 alleged leaders of the illicit operation. Dr. Craig Gialanella, a 53-year old internist with a practice in Belleville, N.J., is charged with running the drug ring, which distributed roughly 50,000 oxycodone 30-milligram pills between Jan. 1 and Dec. 7, 2017, reports Fox News.

    Gialanella wrote prescriptions in the names of roughly 30 people living in Atlantic County, including the 16 members charged in connection to the scheme, which they would pay for with cash. The members than sold the pills on the streets, feeding opioid addiction in the state. Gialanella is believed to have written scripts for more than 350,000 oxycodone pills in total worth up to $7 million if sold on the street.

    Jul 20 13:22

    Total Solar Eclipse 2017: When, Where and How to See It (Safely)

    On Aug. 21, 2017, people across the United States will see the sun disappear behind the moon, turning daylight into twilight, causing the temperature drop rapidly and revealing massive streamers of light streaking through the sky around the silhouette of the moon. On that day, America will fall under the path of a total solar eclipse .

    The so-called Great American Total Solar Eclipse will darken skies all the way from Oregon to South Carolina, along a stretch of land about 70 miles (113 kilometers) wide. People who descend upon this "path of totality" for the big event are in for an unforgettable experience.

    Here is Space.com's complete guide to the 2017 total solar eclipse. It includes information about where and when to see it, how long it lasts, what you can expect to see, and how to plan ahead to ensure you get the most out of this incredible experience.

    Jul 20 13:20

    It’s Been 25 Years Since The Alarmist Left Fooled Us Into Thinking The ‘Ozone Hole’ Hoax Would Kill Us All

    DDT, GLOBAL COOLING, CHINA SYNDROME, OZONE HOLE, GLOBAL WARMING, CLIMATE CHANGE – THE LEFT MOVES SEAMLESSLY FROM ONE WORLD ENDING SNAKE OIL SCAM TO ANOTHER.

    Jul 20 12:11

    VIKING, LIFE ON MARS, AND DR. GILBERT LEVIN

    I wrote this article in response to a news report that appeared the other day in the UK Independent. There just might be life on Mars....Nasa Curiosity rover picks up mysterious methane 'burps' that could possibly be coming from alien organisms

    The gist of the story is that Curiosity has been detecting sudden bursts of methane erupting from small areas on the surface of Mars. These methane bursts are not explainable by geological processes, which tend to result in methane flowing steadily from large areas. But colonies of bacteria just under the surface would generate methane, which would accumulate until there was enough pressure for a "burp" to pop up through the overhead dust. Curiosity is going to perform more tests to try to confirm biological activity, and when they do, we can count on the present day NASA management to claim credit for what will truly be an Earth-shaking discovery.

    but...

    Jul 20 09:14

    Medical, Disabilities And Discrimination Claims Can Be Filed Against States PUCs And Utilities

    By Catherine J. Frompovich

    According to Electrosmog Prevention, “Accommodations may be requested of the PUC or utility for qualifying disabilities or medical conditions [regarding EMFs/RFs radiation from AMI Smart Meters]. A discrimination complaint may be filed if accommodations aren’t met.”...

    Jul 20 09:00

    Eclipse to cause 'biggest traffic event in Oregon history'

    ODOT is staffing up and warning drivers to be prepared to be stuck in their cars for hours during the solar eclipse.

    Oregon Department of Transportation spokesman Don Hamilton says the eclipse will cause "the biggest traffic event in Oregon history" on August 21.

    State emergency management officials are estimating one million people from out of state are coming to Oregon to watch the eclipse. More rental cars and RVs will be added to our highways, not to mention rural single-lane roads to and from campsites.

    ODOT is particularly worried about the highways to the Oregon Coast. The agency is halting any maintenance and construction in the days leading up to the eclipse just to keep roads clear. They will be closing truck weigh stations so ambulances, police or fire trucks can have room to park there in case of emergency. ODOT is even warning trucking companies of delayed deliveries until things calm down.

    Jul 20 08:42

    High-dose vitamin D found to HEAL sunburns by activating skin repair genes… so why won’t dermatologists recommend vitamin D?

    In a new trial out of Case Western Reserve University that is the first of its kind, 20 participants were given a sunburn on their inner arm using a UV lamp and were then administered either a placebo pill or one containing vitamin D in dosages that ranged from 50,000 to 200,000 international units (IU).

    The researchers then followed up with the participants 24, 48, and 72 hours after the experiment, as well as one week later, to collect skin biopsies and conduct further testing. The researchers found that Vitamin D was able to significantly reduce the skin redness and swelling that are hallmarks of sunburn, and even more surprisingly, it also activated skin repair genes that promote healing. Among those participants in the study who took a Vitamin D supplement an hour after getting burned, their level of healing was correlated to their dosage of Vitamin D.

    Jul 20 08:29

    Certain Antibiotics in First Trimester Up Risk of Major Birth Defects

    Several common types of antibiotics were linked both to major congenital and to organ specific malformations in infants when taken during the first trimester of pregnancy, a retrospective Canadian cohort study found.
    Exposure to antibiotics, such as clindamycin, doxycycline, quinolones, macrolides and phenoxymethylpenicillin, increased the risk of these birth defects, reported Flory T. Muanda, MD, of the University of Montreal, and colleagues.
    However, there was no increased risk of major congenital malformations linked to exposure to amoxicillin, cephalosporins, or nitrofurantoin, the authors wrote in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

    Jul 20 08:14

    9-year-old's stumble leads to million-year-old fossil discovery

    Nine-year-old Jude Sparks was playing with his brother in the New Mexican desert when he tripped and landed beside a massive skull.

    "I didn't know what it was," Sparks, now aged 10, told El Paso ABC affiliate KVIA. "I just knew it wasn't usual."

    Sparks later found out he stumbled upon an archaeological treasure: a mostly intact stegomastodon skull.

    Jul 20 08:11

    Why you should only buy organic strawberries: The summer-favorite fruit contains AT LEAST 20 pesticides

    Strawberries contain the most pesticides of any fruit or vegetable, new research reveals.

    The summer-favorite fruit contains at least 20 synthetic chemicals, a report found.

    Jul 20 08:09

    Fastest decline in solar activity in 9,300 years

    “The recent prolonged solar minimum and subsequent weak solar cycle 24 have led to suggestions that the grand solar maximum may be at an end,” says this study on nature.com.The study, published in 2015, looked at past variations of solar activity. In 2010, the study found, scientists estimated a mere 8% chance of a return to Maunder Minimum-like conditions within the next 40 years.However, “the decline in solar activity has continued, to the time of writing, and is faster than any other such decline in 9,300 years.” (Italics added)

    Jul 20 08:02

    Gender Neutral Babies Are The Future" - Tucker Carlson VS Liberal SJW Feminist

    Jul 20 07:25

    Have YOU spotted it? Russia's 'artificial star' set to light up the sky reaches orbit (but nobody seems to be able to see it)

    The Russian ‘artificial star’ Mayak has successfully made it to orbit, putting it on path to become one of the brightest objects in the night sky.
    The satellite launched from Baikonur spaceport on July 14 aboard a Soyuz 2.1a rocket, and unfolded its sun reflector upon arrival to orbit.
    Once the team has obtained its ID number, sky-gazers will be able to track its location using an app for iOS and Android.

    Jul 19 23:00

    Marijuana Industry Projected To Create More Jobs Than Manufacturing By 2020

    Jobs. That is what the marijuana industry hopes will keep the Trump administration from cracking down on cannabis companies.

    A new report from New Frontier Data projects that by 2020 the legal cannabis market will create more than a quarter of a million jobs. This is more than the expected jobs from manufacturing, utilities or even government jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    Jul 19 22:58

    Marijuana Sales Totaled $6.7 Billion In 2016

    North American marijuana sales grew by an unprecedented 30% in 2016 to $6.7 billion as the legal market expands in the U.S. and Canada, according to a new report by Arcview Market Research.

    North American sales are projected to top $20.2 billion by 2021 assuming a compound annual growth rate of 25%. The report includes Canada for the first time as it moves towards implementing legal adult use marijuana.

    Jul 19 22:47

    Senate Committee Approves Medical Marijuana for Veterans

    The leading lawmaking brass of the United States government is making a push to ensure that doctors employed with the Department of Veterans Affairs can finally write medical marijuana recommendations for those patients living in states with dispensary programs.

    Earlier last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee put its seal of approval on an amendment that would—for the first time ever—make medical marijuana access for veterans a part of the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill.

    The rider, which was introduced by Senators Steve Daines of Montana and Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon, would “prohibit the use of funds appropriated or other-wise made available under this Act to interfere with the ability of veterans to participate in medicinal marijuana programs approved by States or deny services to such veterans.”

    Jul 19 22:04

    The Cannabis Industry Apocalypse

    Here is the plan.Sessions plans to seize the assets of the big Cannabis companies and use it to bust more people.

    Another important clue to their plans comes from a recent DOJ announcement that the DOJ will no longer be donating part of the proceeds that it receives from civil asset forfeitures to a variety of non-profit groups but will instead be keeping all the proceeds for itself to be used for increased staffing and greater enforcement.

    In order to address the lack of budget necessary to start large scale enforcement, the Christie Plan lays out the following actions:

    Issue Subpoenas to the twenty-nine states that have legalized cannabis, in any form, and demand their entire set of licensing records, for growers, dispensers, doctors, and users.
    Use conventional DOJ budgets to hire new DOJ staff to fight the states that refuse to turn over their licensing records. The DOJ will sue each state, in order or revenue, for compliance.

    Jul 19 18:20

    Taking antidepressants in pregnancy may raise risk of an autistic child, study suggests

    Mothers who took antidepressants during pregnancy may be putting their children at risk of autism, a new study suggests.

    Researchers at the University of Bristol found that the children of women who took pills in pregnancy were 41 per cent more likely to be autistic.

    However the absolute risk is still small, rising from 2.9 in 100 children to 4.1.

    Up to eight per cent of pregnant women are prescribed antidepressants during their pregnancy in Britain, and there are around 700,000 births a year.

    Jul 19 15:54

    Plastic weighing equivalent of one billion elephants has been made since 1950s and most is now landfill

    Researchers from the University of Georgia and the University of California found that by 2015 humans had generated 8.3 billion tons of plastics and 6.3 billion tons had become waste.

    Only nine per cent of the waste plastic was recycled, 12 per cent was incinerated and 79 per cent had accumulated in landfill or the natural environment. If current trends continue, roughly 12 billion tons of plastic waste will be in landfills or polluting oceans by 2050.

    Jul 19 15:52

    Russia's Mayak satellite will be a bright shooting star in night sky, may outshine Venus and Jupiter

    One of the 72 satellites included Mayak and all of these were sent into space aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket. Mayak, the meaning of which in English is beacon, has been developed by Moscow Polytechnic University (MAMU). The satellite, a standard cubesat, is roughly the size of a loaf of bread.

    The satellite could become the third brightest object in the sky only after the Sun and the Moon, thanks to the Mayak 3U-CubeSat that will deploy a large tetrahedron-shaped solar reflector.

    Mayake, created by young scientists, is the first crowdfunding spacecraft in the history of Russia.

    Jul 19 15:46

    Artificial sweeteners linked with weight gain, little health benefit

    The scientists took a comprehensive look at more than 11,000 studies and found that, for overweight individuals or those with high blood pressure (hypertension) or diabetes, the benefits of consuming zero-calorie, "non-nutritive sweeteners" were modest to nil. For other people, there was an increased risk of weight gain, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, stroke and heart disease.

    "Overall, the evidence does not support the intended purpose of weight loss and suggests that there might be adverse effects in the long term," said Meghan Azad, lead author of the review and an assistant professor at the University of Manitoba.

    Jul 19 15:33

    UK gets first publicly available dedicated cannabis research facility

    Cannabinoid biotechnology company MediPen is launching its own dedicated 1,800ft sq marijuana research facility this summer, which will also provide a platform for anyone looking to utilise its facilities for the purposes of driving innovation around the use of medicinal cannabis.

    The company, which has had big success selling non-psychoactive CBD vaporisers that users claim to have a long list of medicinal benefits, is currently in the process of securing a license from the Home Office to import and work with controlled compounds found in cannabis so it can study the plant in greater detail.

    These include ?9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which will be studied in the laboratory with regard to cancer patients and with the aim of minimising the negative impact of existing chemotherapy-based treatments such as nausea and vomiting through its antiemetic properties, along with attempting to suppress metastasis through inhibiting the proliferation of cancer cells.

    Jul 19 15:14

    Court Rules That Employees Can’t Be Fired For Medical Marijuana

    By John Vibes

    This week, The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that businesses can not fire employees for using medical marijuana if they have a legal prescription. Under the ruling, employees will be able to sue for handicap discrimination if they are fired for their medical marijuana use.

    The ruling came in the case of Christina Barbuto, a former employee of Advantage Sales and Marketing, who said she was fired because she tested positive for marijuana, despite the fact that she was legally allowed to use the drug under state law. Barbuto was prescribed cannabis by her doctor to help with complications caused by Crohn’s disease...

    Jul 19 14:26

    DC Allows Doctors To Prescribe Life-Ending Medications

    Doctors and pharmacies in the nation’s capital are now allowed to prescribe life-ending medications to terminally ill patients.

    Jul 19 10:50

    In pushing malaria drug finding, the mainstream media accidentally admits Zika virus vaccines are obsolete

    Upon first glance, you might not even notice the line in the Daily Mail article. After gushing about a malaria drug that they say can protect fetuses against Zika, they admitted that Zika virus vaccines are not a viable option, writing: “However, to this date no medics have been able to offer a medical option – such as drugs or vaccines – to protect them or their unborn children from infection.”

    Jul 19 09:58

    ‘Serial Killers’: FDA Panel Recommends Approving 1st Gene-Altering Leukemia Treatment

    A Food and Drug Administration panel has approved the first-ever gene therapy to treat Leukemia. The immunotherapy works by genetically alters a patient’s own cells to fight cancer and bolsters the immune system to shut down the disease.
    A panel of cancer experts unanimously endorsed the leukemia treatment on Wednesday in a 10-0 vote, according to AP. The FDA is not required to follow the panel’s recommendation, but often does.

    Jul 19 09:13

    Why Smallpox Will Make A Comeback: Canadian Researchers Spend Only $100,000 To Reconstitute Extinct Virus

    The Eradication of smallpox was arguably one of the greatest medical achievements of the modern era. A disease which killed at least 300 million people in the 20th century alone, was snuffed out after decades of hard work by scientists and doctors, and after over a billion dollars (adjusted for inflation) was spent on vaccination campaigns.

    Unfortunately, this achievement could be easily undone with modern technology, and at a tiny fraction of what it initially cost to eradicate smallpox. Last week it was revealed that a team of Canadian researchers managed to synthesize an extinct strain of smallpox, by piecing together several mail order samples.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Why?

    I guess smallpox vaccine sales were slow!

    Jul 19 08:29

    Trump pivots from Obamacare repeal to ordering Republicans to 'let it fail'

    The president spoke as a new plan to simply repeal the 2010 law with no replacement was in effect strangled at birth by a deeply divided party. This followed the withdrawal of legislation, blindsiding the president, on Monday night.

    Venting his frustration, Trump said: “Let Obamacare fail and it will be a lot easier. And I think we’re probably in that position where we’ll let Obamacare fail. We’re not going to own it. I’m not going to own it. I can tell you the Republicans are not going to own it. We’ll let Obamacare fail and then the Democrats are going to come to us.”

    Jul 19 07:58

    The mystery of the millions of yellow sponges colonizing France's northern beaches

    Hundreds of thousands of mysterious yellow sponge-like balls have populated beaches in northern France sparking confusion among the area's residents and holidaymakers.

    Jul 19 07:20

    “Sweden Bans Mandatory Vaccinations Over ‘Serious Heath Concerns'”

    ““NHF Sweden sent a letter to the Committee and explained that it would violate our Constitution if we introduced compulsory vaccinations, or mandatory vaccinations as was submitted in Arkelsten’s motion… there’s a massive resistance to all forms of coercion with regard to vaccinations.”

    “Robert F. Kennedy Jr. recently appeared on the Tucker Carlson Show and bravely exposed the “lawless mafia state” that is Big Pharma and their “extremely lucrative” vaccines scam. “The pharmaceutical industry is so powerful,” RFK Jr explained. “They give $5.4 billion a year to the media. They’ve gotten rid of the lawyers, so there is no legal interest in those cases. They have really been able to control the debate and silence people like me.”

    Jul 18 15:53

    MASS VIOLENCE LINKED TO PRESCRIPTION PSYCHIATRIC MEDICATIONS - A RESOURCE PAGE

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    Jul 18 15:35

    Landmark Study Shows Antidepressants Make People ‘TWICE as Likely’ to Consider Violence & Suicide

    According to the latest research coming out of the United Kingdom, patients should think twice before taking SSRI antidepressant medications. Brand names can include Prozac, Luvox, Paxil, Zoloft, Celexa and others. Researchers in the UK evaluated clinical trials of SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors) and concluded healthy adults, who had showed no signs of depression before the clinical trials began, reported double the risk of having feelings which could lead to suicide and violence.

    In other words, the control group, the group of normal individuals who did not have depression but were given the antidepressant medications during the trial phase of the drug company’s research, reported they had experienced suicidal thoughts and ideations, and thoughts of violence. Put bluntly, antidepressants can potentially make a normal person want to kill themselves or others.

    Jul 18 15:34

    Could antidepressants make you violent? Young people who take drugs including Prozac are '50% more likely to be convicted of assault and murder'

    Popular antidepressant pills make young people violent, it is feared.

    An Oxford University study found that men – and women – in their late teens and early 20s – were almost 50 per cent more likely to be convicted of offences from assault to murder when taking SSRI drugs.

    This family of anti-depressants includes Prozac, as well as Seroxat, Lustral, Cipralex and Cipramil, the most commonly prescribed of the pills.

    One in eight Britons takes SSRIs each year – and the number of prescription has doubled in the last decade.

    Jul 18 15:32

    New Evidence that Antidepressants Are Causing an Epidemic of Violence

    An article in the current British Medical Journal explains why the link is stronger than previously thought. Action Alert!

    ANH-USA has researched dozens of the most high-profile cases of violent crimes over the last few decades. We found that in just under half of the cases (eleven out of twenty-three), the perpetrator was documented to be taking, or had recently stopped taking, some form of antidepressant or antipsychotic medication.

    In another seven cases, the killer had been on these medications earlier. We suspect that number is even higher, but the information is either not publicly available or not known.

    Jul 18 15:22

    Medicated to Death: SSRIs and Mass Killings

    According to the Japanese Ministry of Health, “There are cases where we cannot rule out a causal relationship [of hostility, anxiety, and sudden acts of violence] with the medication.” And in the FDA formulation: “Antidepressant medicines may increase suicidal thoughts or actions in some children, teenagers, and young adults within the first few months of treatment.”

    https://www.corbettreport.com/medicated-to-death-ssris-and-mass-killings/

    Jul 18 14:22

    Has the time come to move to a single-payer health-care plan?

    As the health care debate proceeds, the thing that strikes me most is the complexity of our current system. Obamacare is clearly a compromise — suggested originally by the Heritage Foundation — that builds on our existing employer-based system and Medicaid. It can, and does, work in states that support it, but can fall apart otherwise. And the recent proposals in the House and Senate bills will create enormous hardship for millions of people.

    Jul 18 13:57

    Elon Musk: Regulate Artificial Inteligence ‘Before It’s Too Late’

    Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is once again calling for the regulation of artificial intelligence (AI), warning that “by the time we are reactive in AI regulation, it’s too late”.

    Jul 18 09:48

    GMOs Just Got A Lot More Frightening With Approval Of New Monsanto Product

    The EPA just told Monsanto they could go ahead and bypass spraying our crops with carcinogenic chemicals like Round Up and just go ahead and breed them right into the crops themselves. Using a process called RNA interference, Monsanto’s RNAi plant will supposedly kill pesky rootworms when they come along to chomp on them- but what else will these genetically modified crops do to beneficial bugs, the soil, and human health? The EPA has no idea, because they haven’t done a single trial on RNAi-altered crops.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    RNA is much less stable than DNA. Tinkering with RNA can go wildly out of control very quickly.

    Jul 18 09:38

    Video Shows New Military Laser Weapon Test!

    Jul 18 09:26

    M 7.7 - 198km ESE of Nikol'skoye, Russia

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Lots of aftershocks! Plus the big quake in Peru.

    Jul 18 08:55

    2 more GOP senators oppose health bill, killing it for now

    The latest GOP effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare" was fatally wounded in the Senate Monday night when two more Republican senators announced their opposition to legislation strongly backed by President Donald Trump.

    The announcements from Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Jerry Moran of Kansas left the Republican Party's long-promised efforts to get rid of President Barack Obama's health care legislation reeling. Next steps, if any, were not immediately clear.

    Lee and Moran both said they could not support Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's legislation in its current form. They joined GOP Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Rand Paul of Kentucky, both of whom announced their opposition right after McConnell released the bill last Thursday.

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    Jul 18 08:41

    Taking a Stand: 22,000 Nurses Refuse “Mandatory” Vaccinations

    Nurses are taking a stand against mandatory vaccinations, at the risk of losing their jobs.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    "If the people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." -- Thomas Jefferson

    Jul 18 07:23

    Solar Eclipse 2017: Oregon Officials Warn to Stockpile Food, Prepare to Shelter In Place

    As the Aug. 21 full solar eclipse grows near, Lincoln City resident Laura Green and her neighbors are at ground zero.

    Jul 18 05:05

    VIDEO: US NAVY SHOWS OFF WORLDS FIRST ACTIVE DRONE-KILLING LASER WEAPON

    In the sometimes hostile waters of the Persian Gulf looms the US Navy’s first — in fact, the world’s first — active laser weapon. The LaWS, an acronym for Laser Weapons System, is not science fiction. It is not experimental. It is deployed on board the USS Ponce amphibious transport ship, ready to be fired at targets today and every day by Capt. Christopher Wells and his crew.

    Jul 17 15:40

    Fracking wastewater found to contaminate lakes

    A study published online in Environmental Science and Technology, the flagship journal of the American Chemical Society, revealed that treated wastewater from a hydraulic fracturing site has heavily contaminated a Pennsylvania watershed with billions of gallons of toxic chemicals. Furthermore, according to a Pennsylvania report, 10,000 unconventional oil and gas wells in the Marcellus Shale produced as much as 1.7 billion gallons of wastewater — which are treated haphazardly by wastewater treatment facilities before being dumped into the lake’s surface — in 2015 alone.

    Jul 17 15:29

    ‘Serial Killers’: FDA Panel Recommends Approving 1st Gene-Altering Leukemia Treatment

    A Food and Drug Administration panel has approved the first-ever gene therapy to treat Leukemia. The immunotherapy works by genetically alters a patient’s own cells to fight cancer and bolsters the immune system to shut down the disease.

    A panel of cancer experts unanimously endorsed the leukemia treatment on Wednesday in a 10-0 vote, according to AP. The FDA is not required to follow the panel’s recommendation, but often does.

    Jul 17 12:01

    FLUOROQUINOLONE (CIPRO, LEVAQUIN, AVALOX) ANTIBIOTICS THAT CAN RUIN YOU!!

    Cipro, Levaquin, Avalox, nearly every generic ending in “quin”, “oxacin,””ox,”…are all part of a large family of antibiotics called “Fluoroquinolones.” The FDA finally updated their warning on these antibiotics as of July, 2016. They site “multiple system damage that may be irreversible.” Permanent, you guys.

    Jul 17 09:27

    WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG WHEN GOOGLE RELEASES MILLIONS OF “LAB-MADE” MOSQUITOS IN FRESNO?

    Sometimes you have to think that scientists don’t ever read science fiction, and thus have not even contemplated all the things that could go wrong when they do something like creating 20 million mosquitos in a laboratory, infecting them with a bacteria, and then releasing those mosquitos in Fresno, California.

    First of all, did you even know that Google had a bio-lab? They do and it’s called Verily. Which, I dunno, sounds rather biblical. “Verily, I say unto you…we are the purveyors of all that is The Truth.”

    But I digress.

    Verily plans to create 20 million mosquitoes and infect them with a bacteria in their laboratories. Then, the mosquitos will be released on the unsuspecting populace of Fresno, California, a city with over half a million people.

    Why? Because, Zika.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Playing with the building blocks of life - like DNA - can have profoundly negative consequences, if things go out of control here.

    This process has not been fully vetted, and there has not been nearly enough time for the State of California to sign off it, as safe.

    But then again, the safety of Californians hasn't been a concern of its government for quite some time now.

    Jul 17 08:48

    Toxins in water under Tennessee power plant causing alarm

    Memphis residents are as proud of their sweet-tasting water as their barbecue and blues. The water - drawn from the Memphis Sand aquifer beneath this Tennessee city - is so revered that a city utility called it a "community treasure" in an online report on its cleanliness.

    So alarms went off after state environmental officials and the Tennessee Valley Authority revealed this week that high levels of arsenic and lead had been found in groundwater beneath the coal-fired Allen Fossil Plant in southwest Memphis. The toxins were detected in wells where pollution is monitored from ponds that hold coal ash - the dirty byproduct left from burning coal to generate electricity.

    Jul 17 08:14

    Iranian Robot Surena Mini Dance Moves

    Jul 17 07:57

    Microsoft cuts off Windows 10 support early for some PCs

    An entire generation of PCs, most only three or four years old, are now unable to receive new feature updates to Windows 10. If Microsoft doesn't deliver a patch within the next six to nine months, those PCs could be cut off from security fixes.

    Jul 17 07:56

    High blood pressure warning: Swapping sugar for sweetener in tea may be more harmful

    However, the new research has revealed that artificial sweeteners may have a negative effect on metabolism, gut bacteria and appetite.

    The study authors looked at 400,000 people for an average of ten years.

    They found no consistent effect of artificial sweeteners on weight loss, despite this being a major selling point - in fact they tended to make people gain weight.

    Dr. Ryan Zarychanski, study author from the University of Manitoba, said: “Despite the fact that millions of individuals routinely consume artificial sweeteners, relatively few patients have been included in clinical trials of these products.

    “We found that data from clinical trials do not clearly support the intended benefits of artificial sweeteners for weight management."

    Jul 17 04:52

    What Could Possibly Go Wrong When Google Releases Millions of “Lab-Made” Mosquitos in Fresno?

    This sounds like the first chapter of a sci-fi book about the Mosquito Apocalypse, but unfortunately, it's real.

    Google's life science division is unleashing 20 million lab-made, bacteria infected on Fresno residents...without their consent.

    Jul 16 15:01

    Nevada Declares State Of Emergency Over Weed Shortages

    By Aaron Kesel

    Nevada’s Governor Brian Sandoval declared a state of emergency over recreational marijuana regulations after the Nevada Tax Commission reported a shortage of medical weed in its many stores.

    The Nevada Tax Commission stated that it will consider implementing emergency regulations on July 13 to provide a stronger structure for marijuana distribution to retailers. These new regulations would also allow for liquor wholesalers to get into the marijuana business...

    Jul 16 10:14

    China unveils gene technology to create SUPERHUMANS with hyper-muscular test-tube dogs

    The dogs, which are test tube bred in a lab, have twice the muscle mass of their natural counterparts and are considerably stronger and faster. The canine genome has been especially difficult to engineer and replicate – but its close similarity to the human genome means it has long been the prize of geneticists

    Jul 16 08:17

    REVEALED: Why you’re more likely to be a criminal if you’re born in the 70s

    Researchers at Princeton University and Brown University uncovered a link between exposure to lead in peoples’ younger years and criminal behaviour.

    The material was a key component in paint during the 1960s and 1970s, before it was banned from house paint in 1976.

    Leaded gasoline was also phased out between 1979 and 1986.

    Exposure to lead in preschool years significantly increases the likelihood children will be suspended or incarcerated during school, the study found.

    They correlated falling rates of antisocial behaviour with the decline in lead paint used over the past few decades.

    Researchers discovered children aged up to six-years-old who had been exposed to lead showed displayed more aggressive behaviour, had trouble paying attention and exhibited poorer thinking skills and impulse control.

    Links have been established between getting into trouble in school and going on to be involved in crime as adults.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    You have to wonder if this kind of exposure leads to the utter craziness we see on display in Washington DC these days!!

    Jul 16 08:15

    Chinese villagers fight for return of ‘stolen’ 1,000yo mummified monk

    Chinese villagers are fighting a court battle in the Netherlands to retrieve a 1,000-year-old statue containing the remains of a Buddhist monk.

    The unusual artefact, which villagers say was stolen from their homeland, allegedly went missing from a temple in Yangchun in China’s Fujian province in 1995. It was not seen again until it was spotted in a museum in Hungary as part of a visiting exhibition two decades later.

    Jul 16 08:13

    Mystery Of Ancient Roman Concrete That Still Stands Strong – Has A 2,000-Year-Old Engineering Puzzle Been Solved?

    Scientists now think they have finally cracked Romans’ secret of durable marine concrete. If this is the case, we could use a similar technology to build modern sea defenses which withstand time and tide.

    According to Professor Marie Jackson, a geology and geophysics research professor at the University of Utah who studied these intriguing ancient Roman buildings, our ancestors used a mix of volcanic ash, lime (calcium oxide), seawater and lumps of volcanic rock to hold together the structures.

    Jul 16 08:05

    U.S. Taxpayers Fund Heroin Vaccine, Despite U.S. Government Being The Biggest Heroin Dealer

    Many of us just pay our taxes on a yearly basis and have absolutely no idea where they’re going. Are they funding new medical research? War? The elite’s agenda? The reality is that your taxpayers’ dollars support all of these things and more, despite the fact that you may not knowingly support them yourself. A recent study published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society titled “Development of a Clinically Viable Heroin Vaccine” has been making recent headlines, hinting at fewer heroin users in the United States. The irony here is that taxpayer dollars are being spent to develop a vaccine against drug users supporting the very drug trade the U.S. government and the medical industry have so heavily invested in maintaining.

    Jul 16 07:34

    Outrageous Massachusetts Drug Bill Would Send You to Prison and Steal Your Car—No Drugs Needed

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    Outrageous Massachusetts Drug Bill Would Send You to Prison and Steal Your Car—No Drugs Needed
    The proposed measure redefines reality to make a drug crime out of literally nothing.
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    With the support of state law enforcement, a Massachusetts Democratic state representative has filed a drug war bill that would send violators to prison for a mandatory minimum two years (five years for a second offense) and allow police to seize their vehicles—all without the presence of any actual drugs.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    The American comedian Ron White has a marvelous one-liner; "You can't fix stupid."

    And this is about as stupid and counter-productive as a proposed allegedly "anti-drug" piece of legislation gets.

    I have to wonder if Representative Hays is absolutely pig-ignorant, or is experiencing a bad case of SMD (selective memory disorder) on what happened in Portugal when they decriminalised small amounts of drugs for personal use.

    Portugal decriminalised drugs 14 years ago; and now, hardly anyone dies of an overdose.

    Their focus was not punitive, but on counseling and rehabilitation; and it worked.

    I also have to wonder how much the guy is getting in campaign contributions from the private prison industry; the pharmaceutical industry; and the alcohol industry, that he is pushing so hard in this direction.

    Jul 16 07:13

    Is California Bailing Out Tesla through the Backdoor?

    Tesla will soon hit the limit of the federal tax rebates, which are good for the first 200,000 EVs sold in the US per manufacturer beginning in December 2009 (IRS explanation). In the second quarter after the manufacturer hits the limit, the subsidy gets cut in half, from $7,500 to $3,750; two quarters later, it gets cut to $1,875. Two quarters later, it goes to zero.

    Jul 15 13:18

    Walmart shopper catches large snake in parking lot

    This lady knows high quality protein when she sees it and what a deal.

    July 13 (UPI) -- An Oklahoma woman who spotted a large snake slithering around the parking lot of her local Walmart didn't wait for authorities -- she grabbed the serpent herself.

    http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2017/04/26/Police-round-up-40-snakes-dumpe...

    Jul 15 08:37

    Mountain of God volcano eruption 'imminent' as scientists fear loss of historic sites

    Scientists studying the tremors of the volcano have warned it may blow 'any second', destroying the invaluable sites forever.

    The 7,650ft volcano, also known as Ol Doinyo Lengai, is less than 70 miles from where footprints left by our ancestors 3.6 million years ago were found.

    It is also close to a spot where 400 human footprints from 19,000 years ago were discovered by scientists.

    Jul 15 08:24

    Germany: Infectious Diseases Spreading as Migrants Settle In

    A failed asylum seeker from Yemen who was given sanctuary at a church in northern Germany to prevent him from being deported has potentially infected more than 50 German children with a highly contagious strain of tuberculosis.

    Jul 15 07:48

    A possible end to mission Red Planet? NASA can't send humans on Mars due to lack of money!

    US space agency NASA has admitted that it cannot afford to send humans on Mars because it lacks enough funding.
    The space agency has been in news for years regarding the future possiblity of sending humans on the red planet.
    As per a report published in Deccan Chronicle, a meet of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronauts held on July 12 and NASA admitted the same in the meeting.

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