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May 27 20:29

NASA's SDO catches the moon crossing the sun in a partial lunar eclipse!

The sun is another world unto itself. Mighty, mystifying and strong, the biggest star in the solar system is as important for the sustenance of life as its wrath is devastating.
NASA's team of scientists have been working tirelessly toward understanding the enigma that is the sun.

May 27 14:39

French consumption of organic products dramatically on the rise

While the French are sticklers for tradition when it comes to their love affair with wine, cheese and saucisson, make no mistake -- the future of French cuisine is organic.

May 27 14:38

Germany to require nursery schools to report anti-vaxxer parents

Health Minister Hermann Gröhe has proposed a law obligating Kitas (nursery schools) to report parents to health officials if they cannot prove that they sought vaccination advice for their children, the ministry announced on Friday. Parents who do not show proof of such medical consultation face fines of up to €2,500.

May 27 14:37

LEAKED DOCUMENTS REVEAL COUNTERTERRORISM TACTICS USED AT STANDING ROCK TO “DEFEAT PIPELINE INSURGENCIES”

A SHADOWY INTERNATIONAL mercenary and security firm known as TigerSwan targeted the movement opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline with military-style counterterrorism measures, collaborating closely with police in at least five states, according to internal documents obtained by The Intercept. The documents provide the first detailed picture of how TigerSwan, which originated as a U.S. military and State Department contractor helping to execute the global war on terror, worked at the behest of its client Energy Transfer Partners, the company building the Dakota Access Pipeline, to respond to the indigenous-led movement that sought to stop the project.

May 27 11:33

Over 8,600 Security Flaws Found in Pacemaker Systems

Security researchers from WhiteScope have uncovered over 8,600 vulnerabilities in pacemaker systems and the third-party libraries used to power various of their components.

These issues are broad in nature and range from simple code bugs to terrible design choices that risk the life of their patients.

May 27 10:45

Garlic, Apple Cider Vinegar And Honey – Combination That Treats Many Diseases

Garlic and Honey has been a very popular remedy for so many centuries in the Eastern Countries such as Sri Lanka, India, etc.etc.

May 27 09:00

Portland suspect in 2 slayings on train is known for hate speech

This is a rather fishy incident.

Jeremy Joseph Christian, the man accused of aggravated murder in the brutal knife slayings of two good Samaritans on the MAX, "holds some racist and other extremist beliefs," the Southern Poverty Law Center said on Saturday.

His criminal record includes felony robbery, kidnapping and weapon convictions, records show.

Christian was a participant in the April 29 "March for Free Speech" on 82nd Avenue in Montavilla. He posted an OregonLive video of the event to his Facebook page, referencing himself as "the Lizard King" as he walked among fellow protesters holding American flags and "Trump Make America Great Again" flags.

May 27 08:53

Mini Ice Age Food Price Rises, Crypto Currency Explodes as Global Economic Decline Begins

As the food costs for everyone on this planet continue to rise, the global economy will begin to unwind into something far greater than 2008. The collapse of fiat un-backed currency during this time will be replaced with digital currency during and after the grand solar minimum and effects that this event brings with it.

May 27 06:45

What is Lemongrass Essential Oil Good For?

You may have tasted the refreshingly mild flavor of lemongrass, an herb that's commonly added to foods and beverages. But have you ever tried using lemongrass oil, an all-around herbal oil with many health benefits? Keep on reading to discover more about lemongrass oil.

May 26 22:10

Collapsing star mysteriously reborn as black hole, reveal NASA's Hubble and Spitzer images

A team of astronomers claimed that a massive, dying star may have been reborn as a black hole.
The observation was made using images from the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT), and NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes.

May 26 22:09

In its closest approaches to Jupiter, here's a stunning sequence of Juno's passing shots! - See pic

In July 2016, scientists at NASA breathed a sigh of relief after the Juno spacecraft slid easily into its destined Jupiter's orbit, ending the five-year-long wait after its August 2011 launch into space.
NASA's Juno mission, ever since, has proved extremely fruitful, especially with its trusted imager JunoCam influencing scientists' perception regarding many findings thereafter.

May 26 20:42

Five million kilos of rubbish removed from a beach in Mumbai

This beach was so covered with filth, you couldn't even see the sand.

Versova beach, in Mumbai, was considered one of the city's dirtiest stretches of coast and an unofficial garbage dump where it was actually feared someone might "drown" in all the refuse.

But when one man decided he'd had enough, he sparked the world's largest beach clean-up project - and now the beach looks completely different, reports news.com.au.

A whopping five million kilograms of rotting trash and plastic has been removed from Versova beach, and photos of its dramatic transformation have gone viral.

Lawyer and environmentalist Afroz Shah, 33, led volunteers on a 21-month mission to clean the 2.5 kilometre stretch of coast.

May 26 20:36

Dr defends storming film he has never seen (Vaxxed)

*How to make yourself look stupid!*

Dr Lance O'Sullivan has not seen the controversial documentary Vaxxed - from Cover-Up to Catastrophe, and says he never will.

He said his work is to bring better health to children, not deny them the chance to survive preventable diseases.

Vaxxed - from Cover-Up to Catastrophe proposes a link between vaccines and autism, and suggests a cover-up by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

It has been criticised widely as being short of scientific evidence and based on sources which have been discredited.

"I haven't bothered to look at it, I don't need to," Dr O'Sullivan said.

May 26 17:02

Exercise Is Punishment In The Collective Unconscious And That’s A Problem

For the first time – during just the tiniest dot in history – most people in the Western world can afford to be leisurely. That is to say, hard physical labor isn’t necessarily the way most people are active. Physical movement is now a conscious choice, not an act of survival...

May 26 15:46

Nuclear Nightmare Worse Than Fukushima Could Hit US Due to Ignored Risks

At first, it would mostly have affected a small part of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia, also touching on New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut.

May 26 14:44

CDC: Alzheimer’s Disease Deaths Spike 55% Over 15 Years

Federal researchers have found the death rate for those with Alzheimer’s disease rose significantly since 1999, especially among certain ethnicities over 85 years old or those in the south-east region of the US.

May 26 13:24

US nuclear fuel fire may lead to much larger disaster than Fukushima: Study

A new US study has found that government agencies have undermined the risks to the country’s nuclear safety, warning that a single nuclear fuel fire may lead to a disaster “much greater than [Japan’s] Fukushima.”

If spent fuel at one of America’s dozens of nuclear sites is set on fire, it “could dwarf the horrific consequences of the Fukushima accident,” researchers from Princeton University and the Union of Concerned Scientists cautioned in a study published in the Friday issue of Science Magazine, censuring the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for ignoring the potential danger.

Such a disaster, it said, would lead to “trillion-dollar consequences,” as the hypothetical fire would lead to the contamination of a region larger than the northeast state of New Jersey and compel mass relocations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With a serious deterioration of facilities like Hanford in Washington State, Congress needs to start taking care of the people they allegedly represent, by making sure that critical infrastructure, like the country's nuclear facilities are upgraded and cared for.

Unfortunately, with such a huge portion of Trump's 2018 budget dedicated to the military, I don't think this will happen before it is too late to address the problem.

May 26 10:08

Discoverer Of DNA's Double-Helix Banned From U of I For "Failing Test Of Decency"

The issue is that outside of the research lab, Watson isn't the same admirable figure: He has made all manner of offensive and racist comments. In a 2007 interview he said he was "gloomy about the prospect of Africa" because "our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours — whereas all the testing says not really." He also said he hopes everyone is equal but "people who have to deal with black employees find this not true." He apologized but has made other tasteless, sexist comments that call into question his character and judgment — but not his scientific expertise.

May 26 10:04

Firm behind Dakota Access pipeline faces intense scrutiny for series of leaks

Documents suggest that a major spill from the Rover pipeline in Ohio described as 2m gallons of ‘drilling fluids’ might now be more than twice as large

May 26 09:52

Farmer faces $2.8 million fine after plowing field

A farmer faces trial in federal court this summer and a $2.8 million fine for failing to get a permit to plow his field and plant wheat in Tehama County.

A lawyer for Duarte Nursery said the case is important because it could set a precedent requiring other farmers to obtain costly, time-consuming permits just to plow their fields.

“The case is the first time that we’re aware of that says you need to get a (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) permit to plow to grow crops,” said Anthony Francois, an attorney for the Pacific Legal Foundation.

“We’re not going to produce much food under those kinds of regulations,” he said.

May 26 09:37

Wisconsin Aims To Be First State To Test For Drugs Over Medicaid

Wisconsin governor, Scott Walker, is taking steps to make his state the first to require childless adults to undergo a drug test when applying for Medicaid. Such a proposal, however, would require a federal waiver as it is a constitutional violation under the search and seizure laws.

May 26 09:29

Sweden Bans Mandatory Vaccinations Over 'Serious Heath Concerns'

Sweden has banned mandatory vaccinations, citing “serious health concerns” and the fact they violate a citizen’s constitutional rights to choose their own healthcare.

May 26 09:08

Nasa's Juno probe captures dramatic first close-up images of Jupiter

Excitement greets pictures of giant, chaotic weather systems plus new measurements that will help build unprecedented map of planet’s interior

May 26 09:02

Why people will follow you if you speak confidently (even if what you're saying is nonsense)

It's not about what you say but how you say it.

A new study has confirmed that if you speak confidently, others will likely follow you - even if you have no idea if what you're saying is true.

That's because confidence is infectious when working a team, which means if one person is self-assured, other people will match their level of self-belief.

This can blur the boundary between well-informed and poorly-informed opinion.

May 26 08:49

Tomatoes found to halt stomach cancer due to anti-cancer nutrients

A recent study revealed that tomatoes may stave off stomach cancer, giving people all the more reason to eat the succulent fruit. As part of the study, a team of international researchers from Italy and the U.S. analyzed the components of tomato extracts from two different Southern Italy cultivars — San Marzano and Corbarino varieties — and examined their ability to deal with various neoplastic features of gastric cancer cell lines. The study found that extracts from both tomato cultivars halted the growth and cloning behavior of malignant cells.

May 26 08:47

CONFIRMED: Omega-3s boost blood flow to regions of the brain responsible for learning and memory

Researchers drew a random sample of 166 participants, who were then categorized into two groups based on their EPA+DHA concentrations. Those with higher concentrations were put in one group, while those with lower concentrations were put in the other. The participants were then subjected to a quantitative brain SPECT, which was done on 128 regions of their brain. Each participant was also tested for their neurocognitive status.

The results showed that there was a significant correlation between omega-3 EPA+DHA status, brain perfusion, and cognition — particularly in areas of the brain that have to do with learning and memory. These are the areas that are affected by dementia, which causes loss of memory and cognitive abilities in patients.

May 26 08:10

Trump budget terminates funding for Aiken County MOX project

Funding for the Savannah River Site MOX facility would vanish under President Donald Trump's 2018 budget request, drawing criticism from fellow Republican lawmakers.

Trump's budget was released Tuesday. It proposes ceasing altogether last year's annual baseline funding of $340 million a year for construction. Instead, it calls for spending $270 million to terminate MOX, and another $9 million to pursue downblending, an alternative plutonium disposition method, according to Trump's budget request.

"The Budget proposes to terminate the Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility (MFFF) project and to pursue an alternative disposition method that will achieve significant long-term savings," the budget states.

May 26 08:09

Destruction and Deforestation of the Peruvian Amazon, Threats to Community Leaders

After over a year of deliberation and an independent satellite analysis commissioned by the RSPO, the Complaints Panel concurred with the complaint filed in December 2015 by the Shipibo community of Santa Clara de Uchunya that PdP had deforested over 5000 hectares of forests, including primary forests.

In so doing, it had failed to comply with RSPO’s restrictions on the conversion of primary forests to plantations, measures to address risks to forests considered of High Conservation Value (HCV) and requirements to disclose all information about planting and conversion plans to the RSPO and affected communities.

May 26 07:56

Secretary of Defense James Mattis’s Iraq “War Crimes”

March 1, 2017

Retired Marine General James Mattis, a man who has served over forty years in the Marine Corps, was sworn in as the US Secretary of Defense in January 2017. Before his confirmation, he was under public scrutiny—for instance, for his controversial comments on “political Islam” at the Heritage Foundation in 2015—but, Dahr Jamail reports, the bigger concern is that Mattis “is clearly responsible for carrying out and/or aiding and abetting in several war crimes.”

The November 2005 Haditha massacre was well documented and received international attention, even if Mattis’s role in it has been largely forgotten. After a roadside bomb attack on a Marine convoy, a group of American soldiers rounded up 24 unarmed Iraqi civilians—including women, children, and elderly people—and shot them numerous times at close range. When the Marines were brought to trial, Mattis was the authority that dismissed the charges against them.

May 26 07:49

USMC Veteran Facing Life In Prison Over 1 Oz. Of Cannabis To Treat His PTSD

Unfortunately indicative of the government’s misplaced, draconian priorities, the continued federal prohibition of cannabis has created tragic and heartbreaking consequences for vets using the plant to treat PTSD — and Lewandowski is a living example of the State’s tyranny.

After realizing that the meds were killing his liver, Lewandowski decided that it would be a good idea try marijuana as a treatment. He began growing 6 plants for his personal use.

In June of 2014, Lewandowski had a PTSD episode. His wife grabbed the kids and took them to the neighbor’s house where she called the police to get her husband some help.

However, as is the case in so many countless other incidents, police did anything but help.

May 25 18:17

GRRRRR: Study reveals that dogs can talk to humans

"How are you feeling today, Rover?

"Rrrrrrrrrrruff!"

May 25 14:59

Oregon bureaucrats may be backing off forced glyphosate poisoning of 2,000-acre Azure organic farm

Thanks to the global activism against government insanity, it now appears that officials in Sherman County, Oregon are backing off their recent threats to forcibly spray a 2,000-acre organic farm with toxic glyphosate weedkiller (Roundup).

With Natural News and other pro-organics organizations sounding the alarm, Sherman County officials were hit with over 40,000 emails denouncing their insanely destructive intention to spray a cancer-causing, soil-destroying poison on a large organic farm. David Cross, the Director of Marketing for Azure Farm, issued the following email.

May 25 13:53

Groundbreaking discovery of early human life in ancient Peru

A-tisket, A-tasket. You can tell a lot from a basket. Especially if it comes from the ruins of an ancient civilization inhabited by humans nearly 15,000 years ago during the Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene ages.

An archeologist from Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute is among a team of scientists who made a groundbreaking discovery in Huaca Prieta in coastal Peru—home to one of the earliest and largest pyramids in South America. Hundreds of thousands of artifacts, including intricate and elaborate hand-woven baskets excavated between 2007 and 2013 in Huaca Prieta, reveal that early humans in that region were a lot more advanced than originally thought and had very complex social networks.

May 25 12:55

The Donald Meets Sun Tzu and is Found Wanting

Some two thousand and five hundred years ago one of my favorite strategic analysts, a Chinese general and Imperial Adviser, Sun Tzu, wrote his tiny but historic text, The Art of War. It’s used today as essential reading all over the world, including by students at the US West Point military academy, the incubator for America’s future generals. In his treatise Sun Tzu describes five essential qualities needed in a successful leader, in his case, a successful general.

The qualities apply to anyone in a position of leadership responsibility. The problem is not Donald Trump. The problem is that we, American citizens, blinded ourselves by wishful thinking that finally someone would stand up and 2make America great again.”

May 25 12:32

Doctor leaps on stage at anti-vaccination movie and blasts those gathered

A doctor and 2014 New Zealander of the year has slammed the anti-vaccination movement at a screening of one of its movies.

Doctor Lance O'Sullivan took to the stage at a screening of the controversial movie Vaxxed in Kaitaia on Monday evening to tell those gathered he was not there to see the film.

"I've come here ... to continue my battle and my challenge for my people ... and importantly, for our children.

May 25 11:00

Shareholder lawsuit: delightful weapon against drug companies

Clinical trials of new drugs seeking FDA approval go through four phases. The lawsuit states that phase 2 produced no encouraging results, violated standard protocol (there was no control group), and yet the company hyped the outcome of phase 2, and launched phase 3 only a few months after starting phase 2. Phase 3 shouldn’t have been initiated at all.

Owing to the company’s PR machine, shareholders were encouraged, but when phase 3 turned out to be a bust, the company’s stock price collapsed—thus punishing those shareholders.

Not only that, the lawsuit charges, but during the PR hype about the drug’s promising outlook, some execs of the company actually sold their own personal shares—1,154,161 shares worth $39.9 million—turning a very nice profit for themselves, before the stock price crashed.

May 25 10:24

Report: Medical marijuana could poach more than $4B from pharma sales annually

If the United States legalized medical marijuana for conditions such as chronic pain, anxiety and seizures, cannabis could siphon more than $4 billion annually from the nation’s pharmaceutical industry, a new study hypothesizes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And THAT is why there is such pressure to keep it illegal!

May 25 10:12

Medicinal use for marijuana confirmed: CBD helps kids with rare epilepsy

In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial—the gold-standard design—a component of marijuana called cannabidiol (CBD) reduced seizures in children with a rare and devastating form of epilepsy.

The results, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, provide the first solid evidence that marijuana can be used to treat epilepsy, something some patient groups and advocates have argued for years. It also adds to mounting data supporting the medicinal value of the controversial plant.

May 25 09:53

23 Million Would Loose Coverage Under Latest Trumpcare Bill

Health-care legislation adopted by House Republicans earlier this month would leave 23 million more Americans uninsured by 2026 than under current law, the Congressional Budget Office projected Wednesday — only a million fewer than the estimate for the House’s previous bill.

The nonpartisan agency’s finding, which drew immediate fire from Democrats, patient advocates, health industry officials and some business groups, is likely to complicate Republicans’ push to pass a companion bill in the Senate.

May 25 08:57

The moment that doomed Schiaparelli: 'Conflicting information' on the lander's computer caused it to crash into Mars, final investigation reveals

The spacecraft activated its ground systems, even though it was still about 2.3 miles off the surface, the ESA said.

'When merged into the navigation system, the erroneous information generated an estimated altitude that was negative - that is, below ground level,' ESA said.

'This in turn successively triggered a premature release of the parachute ... and a brief firing of the braking thrusters.'

May 25 07:43

Paul Offit Accidentally Speaks The Truth About MMR and Autism

"...you can't really say MMR doesn't cause autism."

May 25 07:12

Thousands of breast cancer studies are totally bogus, warns science writer and author of new book

NPR science correspondent and author of the new book,“Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hope, and Wastes Billions,” Richard Harris has shined a light on the many issues that plague the world of scientific research — and he’s exposed a dark industry secret: Many studies are actually totally worthless junk. According to Harris, thousands of breast cancer studies are totally useless because they were conducted using the wrong type of cells. Rather than using breast cancer cells, researchers had been using wrongly identified cells that were actually melanoma cancer cells — meaning thousands of papers had investigated and experimented with the wrong disease.

May 25 07:01

Back pain? This vitamin could be natural way to relieve it

BACK pain and osteoarthritis pain affect between 35 and 51 per cent of British adults, according to research. However, instead of traditional painkillers, consuming more vitamin D could be a natural way to relieve pain-related conditions, including fibromyalgia and menstrual cramps too.

May 25 06:45

Orbital boffins cut four years off NASA mission to shiniest object in the Solar System

NASA has come up with a cunning plan that will allow it to shave four years of flight time off its mission to the biggest chunk of visible iron in the Solar System, and will use souped-up solar power to get there.

In January NASA approved the mission to send a probe out to the asteroid 16 Psyche, which is thought to be a remnant of a protoplanet core that got smashed apart eons ago. The asteroid, one of the larger objects in the Asteroid Belt, is around 90 per cent nickel-iron and is over 200km (120mi) across.

The NASA mission was due to launch in 2023, swing by Earth to get a gravity assist, then head off to Mars for more gravitational slingshotting, before getting to Psyche in 2028. But the steely-eyed rocket-folks of NASA have found that if they launch a year earlier, they can dump the Earth assist and still be there four years earlier than planned.

May 24 18:18

ANCESTRY.COM TAKES DNA OWNERSHIP RIGHTS FROM CUSTOMERS AND THEIR RELATIVES

[5/24/17] Don’t use the AncestryDNA testing service without actually reading the Ancestry.com Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. According to these legal contracts, you still own your DNA, but so does Ancestry.com.

The family history website Ancestry.com is selling a new DNA testing service called AncestryDNA. But the DNA and genetic data that Ancestry.com collects may be used against “you or a genetic relative.” According to its privacy policies, Ancestry.com takes ownership of your DNA forever. Your ownership of your DNA, on the other hand, is limited in years.

It seems obvious that customers agree to this arrangement, since all of them must “click here to agree” to these terms. But, how many people really read those contacts before clicking to agree? And how many relatives of Ancestry.com customers are also reading?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is utterly insane, and represents the most completely subverted testing, and subsequent use, of DNA out there.

May 24 12:49

Insanity : USMC Veteran Facing Life In Prison Over 1 Oz. Of Cannabis To Treat His PTSD

Unfortunately indicative of the government’s misplaced, draconian priorities, the continued federal prohibition of cannabis has created tragic and heartbreaking consequences for vets using the plant to treat PTSD — and Lewandowski is a living example of the State’s tyranny.

May 24 11:39

America’s Fukushima : If We Don’t Act Now, We May Not Be Able To Avoid The Next One

The mishandling of nuclear waste at the site and the ongoing clean-up delays make Hanford one of the riskiest places on Earth. Two whistleblowers, who were employees of companies tasked with cleaning up “the most polluted site in the western hemisphere,” say that Hanford could become America’s Fukushima.

May 24 10:43

Donald of Arabia: A Disgusting Spectacle

by Justin Raimondo, May 22, 2017

Has there been a more disgusting spectacle during the four months of this presidency than the sight of Donald Trump slobbering all over the barbarous Saudi monarch and his murderous family of petty princelings? It’s enough to make any normal American retch, especially when one remembers what Trump said about them during the election:

“Saudi Arabia and many of the countries that gave vast amounts of money to the Clinton Foundation want women as slaves and to kill gays. Hillary must return all money from such countries!”

And then there was this tweet:

“Tell Saudi Arabia and others that we want (demand!) free oil for the next ten years or we will not protect their private Boeing 747s. Pay up!”

Now Trump’s son in law, Jared Kushner, is calling up Lockheed-Martin to get a discount for the Saudis, personally brokering the biggest arms deal in US history. What a difference a presidency makes!

May 24 10:20

UN Chief: Climate-Aware Businesses Will Dominate Tomorrow’s Economy

(don't be fooled - The REAL definition of Global Warming:
Vladimir Lenin said, “A lie told often enough becomes the truth.” Hitler followed suit: “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” The world has believed the UN’s lies now accepts them as truth. This is the grand Technocrat delusion. ? TN Editor
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Antonio Guterres, who took over the reins from Ban Ki-Moon at the start of the year, described climate change as the “defining element of our time”. In an interview with Channel 4 news this week, the former Portuguese Prime Minister warned the world could ill-afford to waste any more time on reversing the impacts of global warming.

“Climate change is, to an extent, the defining element of our time,” he said. “These are critical moments. We know that either we act now or we will create irreversible damage to our planet that will make our grandchildren suffer a lot.”

May 24 10:01

American Legion calls on Trump to take cannabis off Schedule I to help vets

America’s largest veterans service organization has a message for President Donald Trump: Reschedule marijuana to permit research into its medical efficacy for treating vets suffering from traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.

The appeal by the American Legion was included in a letter sent to the White House last month. The letter requests a meeting with Trump to discuss critical veterans’ issues including opiate addiction and suicide, and calls on the Trump administration to “clear the way for clinical research in the cutting edge areas of cannabinoid receptor research,” according to portions of the draft letter shared with The Cannabist.

May 24 09:42

RON PAUL ON THE DRUG WAR: WILL THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OD ON AUTHORITARIANISM?

Last week Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered federal prosecutors in drug cases to seek the maximum penalty authorized by federal mandatory minimum sentencing laws. Sessions’ order represents a setback to the progress made toward restoring compassion and common sense to the sentencing process over the past few years. Sessions’ action also guarantees that many nonviolent drug law offenders will continue spending more time in prison than murderers.

Sessions’ support for mandatory minimums is no surprise, as he has a history of fanatical devotion to the drug war. Sessions’ pro-drug war stance is at odds with the reality of the drug war’s failure. Over forty years after President Nixon declared war on drugs, the government cannot even keep drugs out of prisons!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Part of the problem with the sclerotic, slug-like US governmental system, is that it is pathologically incapable of learning, and incorporating, the successes of other countries in dealing with issues like drugs.

The country of Portugal has been exemplary in how they handled the issue of drugs. What they did was decriminalise a small amount of drugs for personal use, but pushed counseling. And the results of this policy have been extraordinary.

Portugal: what happened after their decriminalisation of drugs, from weed to heroin

But of course, the US government cannot learn from Portugal's success.

And why?!?

Drug money moves in mysterious ways, and I am absolutely certain, cartels have had their influence to keep drugs illegal, to keep the industry's profitability high.

High conviction rates for drug users increase the money that public, and private prisons get for housing them, with generally no rehabilitation, insuring that when they get back on the street, they will re-offend.

And banks love laundering drug money, because they know no one will go to jail for it.

UBS Rap Sheet

Gangster Bankers Too Big to Fail

Awash in cash,
drug cartels rely on big banks to launder profits

So Jeff Sessions has thrown his hat in with the drug cartels, the for profit prisons, and the big banks, by embracing this position, which was utterly predictable, given the man's history.

But the war on drugs has been an utter, brutal, failure in this country; Sessions hypocritically refuses to acknowledge this, and I have to wonder just how much of his personal, financial portfolio is invested in financial institutions which do this kind of money laundering, and in private prisons.

May 24 08:40

Black man who underwent penis transplant will have it tattooed because the donor was WHITE

Surgeons have revealed the man who received the world's third successful penis transplant is black - but his penis is white.

It means the 40-year-old patient will have to undergo extensive medical tattooing later this year to color-correct the penis he received.

May 24 08:25

Magic mushrooms are the safest recreational drug to take, international study reveals

Only 0.2 per cent of the 12,000 people who said they had taken mushrooms in the past year reported needing hospital treatment.

Known by many as 'shrooms', they have long been touted as a potential treatment for battling anxiety and depression.

A host of research in recent years has showed the benefits of taking just a single dose of psilocybin - its major hallucinogenic compound.

However, the drug is still banned in many countries across the world, with it being tightly controlled and labelled as a class A substance in Britain - on par with heroin.

May 24 08:20

Cannabis could have the power to help crack cocaine addicts overcome their deadly drug dependency

The study suggests that the world's most popular recreational drug is an effective, but unconventional, substitute for the deadly rock.

If the findings prove true in further trials, it could lead to the herb being used in similar vain to methadone for heroin addicts.

Currently there are no effective means of helping users of the drug who are wanting to battle their continuous cravings, researchers say.

May 24 07:33

The Republic Has Fallen: The Deep State’s Plot to Take Over America Has Succeeded

No doubt about it.The coup d’etat has been successful.
The Deep State—a.k.a. the police state a.k.a. the military industrial complex—has taken over.
The American system of representative government has been overthrown by a profit-driven, militaristic corporate state bent on total control and global domination through the imposition of martial law here at home and by fomenting wars abroad.

When in doubt, follow the money trail.

Enter Donald Trump, the candidate who swore to drain the swamp in Washington DC.

Instead of putting an end to the corruption, however, Trump has paved the way for lobbyists, corporations, the military industrial complex, and the Deep State to feast on the carcass of the dying American republic.

May 23 19:09

Confirmed science shows that vaccinated children have 420% higher risk of ADHD compared to non-vaccinated kids

For their study, researchers studied 666 children, 39 percent of whom were unvaccinated – they managed to find a large enough control group of unvaccinated kids by approaching homeschool organizations.

Though the vaccinated kids were found to have lower incidences of chicken pox and whooping cough, there were no significant differences in the rates of other diseases, including Hepatitis A or B, high fever over the previous 6-month period, measles, mumps, meningitis (either bacterial or viral), the flu or rotavirus!

And that’s not all. Vaccinated children were “significantly more likely than the unvaccinated” to have developed one or more of the following:

Autism: 4.2 times higher risk

ADHD: Also 4.2 times higher risk

Learning disabilities: 5.2 times greater risk

Eczema: 2.9 times higher risk

Allergic rhinitis: a massive 30 times higher risk

May 23 19:05

Shocking vaccine study finds that teens are being wildly overdosed with multiple HPV injections that do NOTHING to prevent genital warts

New research has shown that giving three doses of the HPV vaccine is essentially useless and provides no benefit to patients. It’s the first published evidence to support the CDC’s latest recommendation that two doses of the vaccine are more than sufficient to protect against genital warts for children between the ages of 11 and 12.

It’s important to note that the three-dose series of Gardasil first became available in 2006 — over ten years ago. Cervarix hit the market in 2009. At least 32,000 families have reported adverse events following administration of an HPV vaccine, and at least 144 deaths have been documented. Many of these events occur after the second or third dose of the vaccine. And now, after more than a decade has passed, researchers are saying “Oops, we were wrong, three is too many.”

May 23 17:59

Scientists Discover Intelligence Linked To 52 ‘Smart Genes’

Links to intelligence have been found in 52 genes, 40 of which have been identified for the first time, new research has revealed. However, the discovery does not mean that the genes determine genius.’

May 23 17:42

Late Winter Storm Ground to Sky Lightning with Record Cold & Snow

With atmospheric changes expected during the grand solar minimum intensification and the inter-tropical convergence zone shifting, strange occurrences in our skies are to be expected. Here we go, Ground to Sky Lightning, but the media blames it on mobile phone towers. Also record cold and snow records broken during the latest storm on record with the greatest snow depths back to 1880's. Also I included the newest research I have on the timeline and intensification for the grand solar minimum.

May 23 16:31

Crazy! Scientists Have Found A Way to See People Through Walls Using WiFi

WiFi can pass through walls.

This fact is easy to take for granted, yet it's the reason we can surf the web using a wireless router located in another room.

May 23 14:23

U.S. $360b in deals. Now they want Trump to rescind 9/11 lawsuit law.

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA

President Donald Trump struck a series of deals with Saudi Arabia on his two-day visit but the kingdom is still anxiously waiting for him to deliver on something else: the repeal of a contentious 2016 law that allows relatives of 9/11 victims to sue the kingdom for their deaths.

Saudi officials have been quietly lobbying the administration and Congress to overturn the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, which led more than 800 families to file suit in New York in March.

May 23 13:11

Low testosterone affects 4 to 5 million men in the US

Testosterone starts to decrease each year after age 30. Between 19 and 39 percent of older men may have low levels of testosterone.

May 23 11:00

Nestlé Faces Backlash Over Collecting Water From Drought-Stricken Southern California

In the San Bernardino Mountains, an intricate maze of pipes collects and funnels tens of millions of gallons of water each year, which is the original source for Nestle’s Arrowhead Water.

Larry Lawrence, who manages the spring for Nestle Waters, said it is a naturally flowing source. They do not pump anything, siphon anything. It just naturally flows.

Spring water collects in a tunnel and moves downhill through a pipeline. At the bottom, tanker trucks load and transport it to a nearby plant, where the water is bottled.

According to the Beverage Marketing Co., the water business is booming, and bottled water sales were up 9 percent over the last year. The trend has sent Nestle looking for new sources to meet customer demand.

May 23 10:59

Forest Service Official Who Let Nestle Drain California Water Now Works for Them

Along with Nestle’s natural resource manager, Larry Lawrence, Zimmerman is a long time member of the board for the nonprofit Southern California Mountains Foundation. Zimmerman played a key role in helping launch the foundation — which is dedicated to youth initiatives and programs focused on the national forest — back in 1993.

And don’t forget who happens to be the foundation’s most noteworthy longtime donor — Nestle.

Shocking to absolutely no one, on the foundation’s 20th anniversary in 2013, the Zimmerman Community Partnership Award — so named for Zimmerman’s efforts “to create a public/private partnership for resource development and community engagement” — was presented to Arrowhead.

Not so coincidentally, Zimmerman, who retired in 2005, has since found gainful employment — as a paid consultant for Nestle.

May 23 10:22

New Ebola Outbreak, Or Is It A Hoax?

I’ve been around the block on the Ebola story a dozen times. Here are the issues the press isn’t reporting—

There is one predictable outcome: at Congo clinics and hospitals, frightened people who arrive with what are labeled “early signs” of Ebola will be labeled as probable cases. What are those symptoms? Fever, chill, sore throat, cough, headache, joint pain. Sound familiar? Normally, this would just be called the flu.

Here’s another point you won’t see discussed on the mainstream news: the reliability of tests used to diagnose Ebola.

Two of those major tests—antibody and PCR—are notoriously unreliable.

May 23 10:01

Scott Adams: The Time I Nudged Climate Scientists into Debunking their Own Models

If you have been reading this blog and following me on Periscope, you know I announced I was going to use my own powers of persuasion to nudge climate scientists into doing a better job of communicating their side of things. The climate models are the least-credible thing scientists do, and yet scientists have been using their models as their featured evidence. No matter which side you are on with the climate change debate, you don’t want either side using their weakest argument. You want both sides to do their best so we can accurately judge who has the strongest thinking. To that end, I framed the “climate models” as being necessarily incomplete because you really need economic models to decide how to react to climate change, not scientific models. And long-term economic models have zero credibility. Even scientists would agree on that point.

May 23 09:13

THE PRICE OF HELLFIRE MISSILES: EVERYTHING AMERICANS COULD BUY AT THE COST OF A DRONE STRIKE

As Donald Trump’s plan to Make America Great Again unfolds, there is at least one thing he will not need to worry about because the United States is already greatest at it — spending the most money to kill people. With US defense spending being more than the next 7 countries combined, none of our competitors will be catching up to us anytime soon. In this case, the greatness of the US is beyond question and it comes at a cost — but that is the price we pay for our freedom. And no one can put a price on freedom. But have any of you wondered — if you could put a price on freedom — what its cost would be? Or, in other words — how great exactly is the price of things like Hellfire missiles?

May 23 08:07

New evidence: Balkan Peninsula instead of Mesopotamia was the cradle of civilization

More and more evidence confirm a very brave thesis, according to which the Balkan Peninsula, rather than ancient Mesopotamia, is the cradle of our civilization. The evidence of a little known culture which preceded the Egyptian and even the Sumerian cultures attracts the attention of the scientists, thus turning the perceptions of antiquity upside down. Remains of this ancient society have been gradually emerging from the ashes of the human history to take us some 6-7 millennia back in time when a highly-developed unknown civilization flourished on our lands. We are talking about a period which preceded the Sumerian one at least one millennium, BNR reports.???????? ?? standartnews.com

May 23 07:29

Emergency spacewalk outside ISS underway; NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer take the reigns

Spacewalks are events that science and space enthusiasts look forward to with the initiation of every consecutive expedition launch. This time, however, NASA astronauts were asked to conduct an unscheduled emergency spacewalk to replace a critical computer relay box – that failed on May 20.

May 23 06:54

Trump's Budget Will Slash $1.7 Trillion In Entitlements, Cut Food Stamps By 25%

Here are some of the highlights from the latest batch of trial balloons:

The budget will slash $1.7 trillion in spending on entitlement programs, according to Bloomberg.
Trump’s budget will include a massive nearly $200 billion cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the modern version of food stamps, over the next 10 years – what amounts to a 25% reduction, according to The Washington Post.
The food stamp cuts are part of a broader $274 billion welfare-reform effort, according to a report by The Associated Press.
The budget calls for about $800 billion in cuts to Medicaid for fiscal year 2018, WaPo reported.
The budget also calls for $2.6 billion in border security spending, $1.6 billion of which will be earmarked for Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.’s southern border.

May 22 22:04

Trump becomes first president to pray at Western Wall

President Trump on Monday became the first sitting U.S. president to pray at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, one of the holiest sites in Judaism.

Mr. Trump placed his right hand on the ancient stone wall, prayed and placed a small paper prayer note in a crevice, as is tradition. He and first lady Melania Trump also toured the nearby Church of the Holy Sepulchre, at the site where most Christians believe Christ was crucified and buried.

May 22 19:20

New planet alert! Scientists discover 'puffy planet' 320 light years from Earth – See pic

Scientists around the world have amassed such a huge number of data from the numerous studies and probes conducted on the universe, but that doesn't even comprise half the secrets that the world of space has to tell.
The mysteries of space are a forever metamorphosing phenomena, with something new and enchanting being revealed every day and a lot that is yet to be decoded.

May 22 19:14

Parents Under Fire For Killing Their Infant By Feeding It An All-Vegan Diet

A 7-month-old baby in Belgium tragically passed away as a result of the strict diet his parents fed him, which was entirely glutton and lactose free. The parents, identified only as Peter S., 34, and Sandrina V., 30, self-diagnosed their child with food allergies without ever consulting a doctor. According to public prosecutors:

May 22 12:10

Washington is on fire

Get ready for another major dust-up over the Trump administration’s attempts to replace Obamacare this week as the Congressional Budget Office releases numbers that are likely to make some eyes bulge. Meanwhile, this big, dumb controversy involving Trump, Russia and the FBI certainly isn’t going anywhere any time soon. Unfortunately for Trump supporters, it’s looking like Washington wants the president to be a lame duck by way of manufactured controversy.

May 22 10:16

Up to 20% Have Regret; Sex Changes Are Not Effective, say Researchers

The review of more than 100 international medical studies of "post-operative" transsexuals finds up to 20% regret transitioning and no conclusive evidence was found that shows gender reassignment surgery improves the lives of transsexuals, with many people remaining severely distressed and even suicidal after the operation, wrote David Batty in the UK Guardian.

May 22 10:09

Mount Everest's Hillary Step collapses, mountaineers confirm

A famous feature near the summit of Mount Everest, known as the Hillary Step, has collapsed, potentially making the world's highest peak even more dangerous for climbers.

Last year, pictures appeared to show a change in shape to the 12-metre rocky outcrop, named after Sir Edmund Hillary, the first person to scale the mountain.

It is thought to have been destroyed in Nepal's 2015 earthquake, but snow coverage made the news hard to confirm.

British mountaineer Tim Mosedale confirmed the collapse after he reached the summit this week.

"It's official — The Hillary Step is no more," he said in a Facebook post.

May 22 10:06

State of emergency is declared on Greek island battling a plague of locusts on a Biblical scale!

A tiny Greek island has declared a state of emergency after being plagued by a swarm of locusts. Villagers and volunteers have been trying to spray pesticides all over the sleepy port island of Agios Efstratios in an attempt to fix the problem.

But they have only had limited success and declared a state of emergency after the rampant pests ate much of the islands vegetation - leaving livestock starving.

Students from a university in Athens have arrived to try and help the 200 residents to get rid of the swarm using bug spray but have been hampered by the Aegean island's rocky terrain.

May 22 09:35

Food poisoning warning: Hepatitis E found in European pig products

Cases of hepatitis E virus – which attacks the liver and in extreme cases can paralyse and kill – are rising, Dr Harry Dalton told a conference in Liverpool.

The gastroenterologist at Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust said the vast majority of cases can be tracked to European pig products such as hams and salamis.

HEV is particularly dangerous for the elderly, the pregnant and people with suppressed immune systems.

May 22 09:33

How the state is missing chances to find deadly birth defect’s cause

More than 40 mothers have lost babies to a rare and deadly birth defect in three Central Washington counties since 2010, but the cause remains unknown. Why haven’t health officials done more to find answers?

May 22 08:54

Scientists suggest forecasting volcanic eruptions by tracking deep-focus earthquakes

Researchers analyzed the data taken from seismographs of that region collected in 2011 and 2012 with a special focus being placed on the long-period earthquakes

May 22 08:36

SPECIAL: Jared Kushner Working for Israel to Enable Saudi Arabian Nuclear Attack Against Iran UPDATE 2: Gulf NATO to Wage War on Iran & Syria

ROBERT STEELE: I have learned from a person I trust that Jared Kushner is being used by Israel to rapidly enable Saudi Arabian nuclear attack capability against Iran. In his recent call to the Lockheed CEO asking for a 12% discount (it should have been 50%) on Lockheed’s missile defense system, Kushner was overheard discussing the arming of the Saudis with nuclear missiles with what sounded like an Israeli intelligence officer. See the Updates. Donald Trump is becoming impeachable by We the People.

My source tells me that the Israeli’s believe they can incite a limited nuclear war between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and that the nuclearization of Saudi Arabia will discourage Russia from deepening its support of Syria while also serving as a threat against Iran.

May 22 08:24

Doctors warn General Hospital cancer plot may be a sneaky pharmaceutical ad campaign

Doctors are sounding the alarm about a cancer plot line on the long-running soap opera General Hospital, warning that it may lead to the over diagnosis of a rare disease, and the use of a drug to treat it. The episodes were produced in collaboration with a drug company.

May 22 06:56

First ever data on US transgender surgeries reveals huge surge in demand: Rate of operations skyrocketed 20% in 2015

The first ever data on gender reassignment surgeries in the United States shows demand is skyrocketing.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons found a nearly 20 percent increase in vaginoplasties, phalloplasties, top surgery and contouring operations in just the first year of reporting.

May 22 06:28

Hawaii seeks to ban toxic chemical sunscreens to save the coral reefs from chemical decimation

Many snorkelers who are drawn to Hawaii’s coral reefs have noticed that they are not brimming with life the way they once did, and it looks like they only have themselves to blame. A lot of explanations have been put forth for coral die-offs, but one of the biggest culprits is the sunscreen that is worn by people who swim in the waters. In fact, a staggering 14,000 tons of sunscreen are washed off into our planet’s oceans each year.

The problem has gotten so bad that Senator Will Espero has proposed a state bill that will outlaw the sale of sunscreen that contains octinoxate and oxybenzone. These two ingredients are responsible for many of the problems coral reefs are currently facing, and they enter the water when people who wear sunscreen go swimming, surfing, snorkeling or even take beach showers.

May 22 06:01

Ancestry.com takes DNA ownership rights from customers and their relatives

Don’t use the AncestryDNA testing service without actually reading the Ancestry.com Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. According to these legal contracts, you still own your DNA, but so does Ancestry.com.

The family history website Ancestry.com is selling a new DNA testing service called AncestryDNA. But the DNA and genetic data that Ancestry.com collects may be used against “you or a genetic relative.” According to its privacy policies, Ancestry.com takes ownership of your DNA forever. Your ownership of your DNA, on the other hand, is limited in years.

May 22 04:58

Emergency spacewalk: Here's why NASA astronauts will venture outside space station on Tuesday

Expedition 51 Commander Peggy Whitson and Flight Engineer Jack Fischer will will venture outside the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday to replace a failed data relay box, said NASA.
The multiplexer-demultiplexer (MDM) data relay box on the S0 truss failed on Saturday morning.

May 22 04:50

Scientists decipher plot of the universe; largest map created!

The enigmatic universe harbours countless secrets within it, compelling scientists to put in every effort to delve deeper in order to extract information about its existence and consequent evolution.
The universe is also home to numerous super-massive black holes, which emanate incredibly bright and luminous distant points of light called Quasars.

May 21 13:15

9 Amazing Reasons You Should Keep Dandelion Root

Dandelion root may be considered by many as the bane of gardeners’ existence, but did you know that dandelion root is a great food choice, that is chock full of medicinal properties that can help treat diseases and even fight cancer?

Studies show this incredibly edible, root (can eat the stems, leaves, flowers and roots) has been used traditionally to treat...

May 21 10:18

THE CONCEPTUAL PENIS AS A SOCIAL CONSTRUCT: A SOKAL-STYLE HOAX ON GENDER STUDIES

Every once in awhile it is necessary and desirable to expose extreme ideologies for what they are by carrying out their arguments and rhetoric to their logical and absurd conclusion, which is why we are proud to publish this expose of a hoaxed article published in a peer-reviewed article today. It’s ramifications are unknown but one hopes it will help reign in extremism in this and related areas.
—Michael Shermer

May 21 09:49

Ebola Spreading: Infections Up 800% In Last Week, Officials Race To Track Down 400 Possible Contacts

Last week three suspected Ebola infections were detected in a remote region of the Congo. Since then, World Health Organization officials have been scrambling to contain the virus.

May 21 09:44

Fuming Netanyahu Orders Ministers to Attend Trump's Reception After Most Refuse to Show Up

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has required all cabinet ministers to attend the reception ceremony for U.S. President Donald Trump at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Monday. A senior Israeli official said that Netanyahu issued his instructions after finding out that most ministers were not planning on attending the event.

May 21 09:36

This green and poisoned land: River is devastated by toxic tsunami of sludge from a 'green' energy plant receiving thousands in subsidies from YOU

You would struggle to find a lovelier view anywhere than that from Pencefn, a hilltop farm near Tregaron in mid-Wales.

Lush meadows with sheep grazing peacefully roll down towards the valley of the Teifi, renowned for its salmon and sea trout. Close by are the Cambrian Mountains, where the river begins its journey at the limpid Teifi Pools.

But dwarfing the main farm are the towers and tanks of an anaerobic digester. The Government-subsidised 'green guzzler' turns animal excrement, human food waste and specially grown rye into methane gas, which is burnt in a generator to make supposedly environmentally friendly electricity for the National Grid.

May 21 09:18

Chris Cornell’s Wife Just Blamed His Death On An FDA-Approved Psychoactive Drug

On Thursday, rock fans worldwide were shocked and saddened to hear that the legendary Soundgarden singer, Chris Cornell, had killed himself. “Chris’s death is a loss that escapes words and has created an emptiness in my heart that will never be filled. As everyone who knew him commented, Chris was a devoted father and husband. He was my best friend,” Cornell’s wife, Vicky Cornell wrote following the death of her husband.

May 21 08:47

How much Marijuana has been Grown in Washington? Over 150,000 Pounds of Useable Marijuana was Produced in Fiscal Year 2017

How much marijuana has been grown in Washington? Over 150,000 pounds of useable marijuana produced in fiscal year 2017 under Washington’s Legal System. Washington’s legal marijuana market is booming, which is resulting in a lot of cannabis being grown.

According to the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board, there has been 363,268 pounds (lbs) of marijuana harvested in fiscal year (FY) 2017, which began on July 1, 2016 and ends on June 30. Of this harvested marijuana, 155,494 lbs is considered “useable”, which is what is sold at marijuana retail outlets.

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May 21 04:44

SpaceX Dragon becomes the delivery boy; to supply equipment, research to ISS

SpaceX is all set to launch its Dragon spacecraft for its 11th commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) from NASA's Kennedy Space Centre soon.
It will lift into orbit carrying crew supplies, equipment and scientific research to crewmembers aboard the ISS.

May 20 16:02

Flashback: Six Diseases Return To US as Migration Advocates Celebrate ‘World Refugee Day’

The returning diseases are;

1. Tuberculosis
2. Measles
3. Whooping Cough
4. Mumps
5. Scarlet Fever
6. Bubonic Plague

The near eradication of these diseases in the United States during the twentieth century was a remarkable accomplishment of American civilization. Until recently, most Americans believed these diseases were gone from our shores for good.

But a politicized public health system, and a rise in the subsidized migration into the United States, however, have combined to reverse a century of progress.

May 20 16:01

Flashback: WHY BLAME "ANTI-VAXXERS" INSTEAD OF IMMIGRANTS FOR MEASLES OUTBREAKS?

The usual clickbait sites are gleefully blaming "anti-vaxxers", parents opposed to vaccines for their children, for the measles outbreak. They are certainly a safe target, but overlooked is the simple fact that there would be no outbreaks without immigration from countries where measles is widespread.

May 20 15:59

Italy makes 12 vaccinations compulsory for children

The government in Italy has ruled that children must be vaccinated against 12 common illnesses before they can enrol for state-run schools.

Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni blamed a decrease in vaccinations in part on a "spread of anti-scientific theories".

Italy has recorded nearly three times as many measles cases so far this year than for all of 2016.

If children are not vaccinated by the age of six, the school starting age, their parents will be fined.

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The twelve conditions children must be immunised against are:

polio
diphtheria
tetanus
hepatitis B
haemophilus influenzae B
meningitis B
meningitis C
measles
mumps
rubella
whooping cough
chickenpox

"We are sending a very strong message to the public," said Health Minister Beatrice Lorenzin.

May 20 14:16

Black man cycling home from New Seasons sues city for $475k after cop arrests him

Easy money! The cops even dumped his Bible on the street.

A 23-year-old African American man who says he was doing nothing more than bicycling home from his job at New Seasons Market when he was stopped, knocked to the ground, handcuffed and arrested by a Portland police officer has filed a $475,000 lawsuit against the city.

Police had been scouring the neighborhood for a black man suspected in a shooting when they came upon Anthony James Allen Jr., said his attorney, Ashlee Albies.

May 20 14:08

Getting Assange: The Untold Story

It may have seemed that way, but there was always serious purpose. In 2008, a secret Pentagon document prepared by the “Cyber Counterintelligence Assessments Branch” foretold a detailed plan to discredit WikiLeaks and smear Assange personally.

The “mission” was to destroy the “trust” that was WikiLeaks’ “centre of gravity”. This would be achieved with threats of “exposure [and] criminal prosecution”. Silencing and criminalising such an unpredictable source of truth-telling was the aim.

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Perhaps this was understandable. WikiLeaks has exposed the way America dominates much of human affairs, including its epic crimes, especially in Afghanistan and Iraq: the wholesale, often homicidal killing of civilians and the contempt for sovereignty and international law.

May 20 13:32

Preparing for the Collapse of the Petrodollar System, Part 2

In part one of this four part article series, I provided a background to our modern petrodollar system by explaining the "dollars for gold" arrangement that was put in place by global leaders through the Bretton Woods conference in the final days of World War II.

The article provided a brief evolution of the Bretton Woods agreement from its inception in 1944 to its ultimate demise in 1971. As detailed, in the late 1960's, this "dollars for gold" system had become unsustainable as Washington insisted upon the adoption of a "welfare state" that relied upon massive entitlements and a "warfare state" that required perpetual wars.

May 20 13:27

Preparing for the Collapse of the Petrodollar System, Part 1

by Jerry Robinson

Recently, there have been many news headlines containing the words “Iran”, “nuclear capability”, “Syria“, and “Islamic State“. If you listen closely, you can almost hear the drumbeats of a fresh war in the Middle East.

As an economist, I have been trained to view the world through the lens of incentives. (I am a "bottom line" kind of guy.) And just as every action is motivated by an underlying incentive, every decision has a related consequence.

This brief article details the actions, incentives, and related consequences that the United States has created through its attempts to maintain global hegemony through something known as the petrodollar system.

May 20 09:01

Treating children with electroconvulsive therapy

Electroconvulsive therapy - in which a small electric current is passed through the brain causing a seizure - is now used much less often than it was in the middle of the last century. But controversially it is now being used in the US and some other countries as a treatment for children who exhibit severe, self-injuring behaviour.

May 20 08:41

Smart Meters Interfere With Human Heart Rhythms, EKG Proves

One of the most intrepid independent lay EMF/RF and AMI Smart Meter investigators Warren Woodward of Sedona, Arizona, has taken upon himself to put AMI Smart Meters to the heart test. First, some backup information. Warren has been working “pro se” providing testimonies at hearings before the ACC (Arizona Corporation Commission)….

May 20 08:29

COMPILIATION OF ANTI VACCINE VIDEOS

Former Merck Rep Says Mandatory Vaccination Is For Profit and Not Public Health

May 20 08:28

Giant Plants of Southern Oregon

Jack would have forgot about the beanstalk if he was growing some of these seeds!

Oregon medical marijuana growers are allowed up to six plants per patient, and many patients grow for themselves. So if you’re an experienced and ambitious grower, but you’re only allowed half a dozen plants, what do you do? You grow them really, really big.

Under the Radar

The Pacific Northwest grows some of the world’s best marijuana, and legalization in Washington and Oregon has legitimized this rapidly expanding industry. Huge green crosses now advertise cannabis businesses along I-5, and the region’s green rush has been augmented by legalization in California, creating a sold green bloc of legal West Coast states. Competition has lowered prices, but the demand remains high, especially for organic, pesticide-free, medical-grade cannabis.

May 20 06:32

Collection pouch which once held moon samples from Apollo 11 mission to be auctioned!

In 1969, US space agency NASA launched the first manned lunar mission – Apollo 11 and along with the astronauts, sent a simple, square white bag meant to carry the first sample of lunar material ever collected, which it did.
The collection pouch used by Neil Armstrong – the first man to set foot on the moon – held rocks and dust from the lunar region known as the Sea of Tranquility.

May 19 15:06

Jeff Sessions Intent on Including Medical Pot in His Sinister War on Drugs

Medical marijuana, which we thought was safe from the long arm of the feds, got thrown a curve ball with Trump's signing statement on a bill earlier this month, in which the president implied that he would do what he felt like doing when it came to MMJ regardless of state laws and his previous stances.

Given Sessions relentless opposition to medical marijuana ,underscored recently when he said it has been hyped, maybe too much, advocates are worried that the administration is planning a full frontal assault on state MMJ programs, 29 in all.Meanwhile, a Quinnipiac poll last month found that 94 percent of Americans, including 90 percent of Republicans, support medical marijuana.

How does the Trump administration continually get away with blatantly violating the will of the people?

May 19 14:48

Ebola Spreading: Infections Up 800% In Last Week: Officials Race To Track Down 400 Possible Contacts

Last week three suspected Ebola infections were detected in a remote region of the Congo. Since then, World Health Organization officials have been scrambling to contain the virus.

Their efforts appear to have failed.

The contagion continues to spread, and though it’s nowhere near the 11,000 people who were infected during the outbreak in 2014, the infection rate has spiked over 800% in just the last seven days, with at least nine new cases reported in the last 24 hours:

The number of suspected cases of Ebola has risen to 29 from nine in less than a week in an isolated part of Democratic Republic of Congo, where three people have died from the disease since April 22, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.

The risk from the outbreak is “high at the national level,” the W.H.O. said, because the disease was so severe and was spreading in a remote area in northeastern Congo with “suboptimal surveillance” and limited access to health care.

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I feel so sorry for the people who got hit with this.

But I want to find out, with so many US operations in Africa, how the US military is planning to keep our soldiers safe from this scourge,in light of the fact that there has been developed a vaccine against ebola which has offered 100% immunity to test subjects?!?

Ebola vaccine gives 100% protection, study finds

And why is this vaccine not getting to Africa?!?

May 19 10:56

Russia’s ‘Killer Satellites’ Re-Awaken

Now after being idle for a year or more, two of the mystery-sats are on the move again. On April 20, 2017, one of them reportedly shaved hundreds of meters off its orbit in order to zoom within 1,200 meters of a big chunk of a defunct Chinese weather satellite that China smashed in a controversial 2007 test of an anti-satellite rocket.

By orbital standards, that's pretty close.

The Russian spacecrafts' impressive maneuvers have got observers scratching their heads. No one outside of the Russian government -- and probably the U.S. military -- seems to know for sure what the satellites are for.

May 19 09:40

Chris Cornell's Wife Issues Statement, Blames Anxiety Medicine for Suicide

Vicky Cornell, the wife of Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell, issued a statement Friday morning where she remembered her late husband, who died Thursday morning at the age of 52, and speculated whether his suicide was the result of taking too much of his anxiety medication.

May 19 09:14

The Most Important Food Staples To Have ( Just In Case)

In any collapse, common foods are going to be hard to come by. In a natural disaster or similar occurrence, most grocery stores will be out of food and water within hours. During hurricanes, we all remember seeing televised images of empty shelves at grocery stores.

May 19 09:05

Chris Cornell’s family slams claims he ‘intentionally’ killed himself

The family of rock legend Chris Cornell bashed “inferences that Chris knowingly and intentionally” killed himself, suggesting on Friday that side effects from a prescribed anti-anxiety drug may have played a role.

Lawyer Kirk Pasich said Cornell, a recovering addict, had a prescription for Ativan, which he said has a range of side effects, including suicidal thoughts.

Major side effects associated with Ativan use include confusion, depression, and memory loss, according to AmericanAddictionCenters.org.

May 19 08:28

Cannabis Prevents Brain Aging

By Marco Torres

Memory performance decreases with increasing age. Cannabis can reverse these aging processes in the brain. Low doses of the active ingredient in cannabis, THC, has the opposite effect on the elderly, reversing brain aging and restoring learning and memory.

This was shown in mice by scientists at the University of Bonn with their colleagues at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel). Old animals were able to regress to the state of two-month-old mice with a prolonged low-dose treatment with a cannabis active ingredient. This opens up new options, for instance, when it comes to treating dementia. The results are now presented in the journal Nature Medicine...

May 19 07:38

VACCINATION VISUALS

This article includes many videos. I have tried to select ones of limited lengths (ranging from 30 seconds to 15 minutes) to keep busy readers from getting tied down. And YouTube videos, of course, can be speeded up by clicking “settings” and “speed.” However, the post is still not a quickie read and will more likely serve as a reference.

We in alternative media don’t have the billion-dollar marketing resources that Big Pharma does. I want to thank all the creators of memes, charts, banners, cartoons and videos utilized in this post. I especially credit Whale, VAXXED TV, Hear This Well, and My Incredible Opinion. I encourage you to visit their websites and YouTube channels for further information, and especially to watch the movie Vaxxed.

May 19 07:01

China claims breakthrough in mining 'flammable ice'

China has for the first time extracted gas from an ice-like substance under the South China Sea considered key to future global energy supply.

Chinese authorities have described the success as a major breakthrough.

Methane hydrates, also called "flammable ice", hold vast reserves of natural gas.

The danger is that sucking out the methane hydrates buried in the continental shelves could lead to large-scale undersea landslides, which in turn could produce tsunamis.

May 19 06:51

Mysterious 'cold spot' an evidence of a parallel universe? Scientists say, yes!

The concept of a parallel universe has been portrayed in numerous sci-fi movies and novels as a system coexisting with and having certain similiarities to the known world but different from it in some fundamental way. It has also been a huge subject of debate among the science fraternity.

May 18 22:54

China, ASEAN Countries Agree Draft Framework for South China Sea Code of Conduct

China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have reached an agreement on a framework for the South China Sea Code of Conduct, 15 years after they officially declared their intention to do so.

May 18 22:13

Azure Farms submits a tentative weed management plan

The local agribusiness boys are the ones trying to get the organic farm sprayed with herbicides. The local courthouse got over 400,000 emails from you good folks,but the agribusiness boys wont give up.

http://katu.com/news/local/oregon-organic-farm-plans-to-control-weed-i...

The organic farm in Sherman County has been criticized by neighboring farmers, who say noxious weeds are spreading to their ground.

A last-minute weed management plan filed by an organic farm may be “workable” if the farm managers follow through, a Sherman County official said.
The Oregon Wheat Growers League urged a “prompt and rigorous review” of Azure’s proposal.

“From our members on the ground, it’s become clear that even a casual observation of Azure’s property makes it clear that their noxious weed problem is severe and has been worsening for many years,” league CEO Blake Rowe and growers Bryan Cranston and Chris Moore said in a prepared statement.”
http://www.owgl.org/

May 18 18:35

Driving on eggshells: Researchers develop way to make TIRES from ground up food waste (and tomato peels will give them a reddish hue)

Researchers have discovered that food waste can partially replace the petroleum-based filler that has been used in producing tires for more than a century.

The team found that substituting different portions of filler with ground eggshells and tomato peels allowed them to create the same synergistic effects – the rubber retained its flexibility.

The discovery was made by researchers at The Ohio State University, which believes it will pave the way for cleaner methods for producing tires, all while reducing America's dependence on foreign oil and keeping waste out of landfills.

May 18 15:38

Review Finds That Ginger Does Have Positive Effect On Obesity

Do you ever hear things like “drink lemon water to lose weight” and wonder if stuff like that is really true? Ginger’s effects on cancers like leukemia are stoking interest in both the scientific community and with consumers, but what about obesity and metabolic syndrome? You may be tempted to think…

May 18 15:11

West Coast Seismic Alert: 2 Alaskan Volcanoes Erupt As Earthquake Swarms At Mount St. Helens Raise Concerns

Mount St. Helens, Mount Rainier and Mount Hood are all major volcanoes that lie along the infamous “Ring of Fire” that runs down the west coast of the United States, and all of the seismic activity that has been taking place in the region has many concerned about what may happen next.

May 18 14:14

Mount St. Helens: Remembering the Deadliest U.S. Volcanic Event 37 Years Later

Thirty-seven years ago, Mount St. Helens erupted in Washington, spewing ash, rock, and hot gasses into the air and causing mud to flow down the mountainsides.

May 18 14:12

A New Potential for Cannabis:Treating Drug Addictions

It’s long been known that cannabis’ main ingredient can help treat pain and lessen the effects of and sometimes even treat seizures. With more and more studies being conducted on the plant, there will likely be even more cures found. And maybe, cannabis could help those who suffer from alcohol or drug addictions. Abstinence when recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction proves difficult, and many addicts relapse several times before becoming completely sober. But now, maybe cannabis can help those who suffer from chemical dependency.

May 18 12:50

2 Alaska volcanoes erupt just hours apart

May 18 12:48

‘Future Of Medicine’: Broken Pig Bones Healed Using Tiny Bubbles & Ultrasound

A team of scientists has successfully repaired the broken bones of lab animals without invasive surgery, by using microbubbles and ultrasound to stimulate the growth of stem cells.

May 18 12:18

How Elitists Hide The Cancer Cure & Profit From Demise - with G. Edward Griffin

G. Edward Griffin breaks down how the pharmaceutical industry is monopolized by the state for economic means, barring us from actually having the cure for cancer, but instead creating tons of medications that lead to a need for other medications and wreak havoc on the human body.

May 18 12:03

WE HAVE NORMALIZED CALLS FOR KILLING CLIMATE CHANGE DENIERS, ANTI-VAXXERS, ASSAD

Don't be surprised if, one, day, you see the hanging of an anti-vaxxer or climate change denier in the public square.

May 18 11:20

Flint Blood Tests May Be Inaccurate, Underestimate Lead Levels, FDA & CDC Warn

Federal officials are warning that certain lead tests manufactured by Magellan Diagnostics, which have been commonly used to test those affected by the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, may provide inaccurate results that underestimate lead levels.

May 18 10:23

We Can Generate Electricity With Ocean Waves Via “Artificial Blowholes”

As greater interest in alternative and renewable energy grows, so do the numbers of people stepping up to innovate. We need better ways to provide energy that do rely on vampiric energy companies that monopolize towns, jack up prices and encourage their patrons to “use less” until we are back to…

May 18 10:10

FAKE SCIENCE: An astonishing one-third of all FDA-approved drugs turn out to have serious safety problems

One of the most common arguments that skeptics of so-called “alternative” medicine make in opposition to its legitimacy is that much of it hasn’t undergone the same safety and clinical trial process – the supposed “gold standard” of science-based medicine – as pharmaceutical-based allopathic medicine. But new research out of Yale University just about dashes the entire drug approval process to pieces, revealing that an astounding one-third of all pharmaceutical drugs approved by the government as safe and effective later turn out to be dangerous or ineffective.

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