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Sep 23 10:50

Monsanto Acquires Licensing Rights for “Genetically Edited” Crops

By Derrick Broze

On Thursday, Monsanto announced a new partnership with the Broad Institute, a project of MIT and Harvard that focuses on a biomedical and genomic research. The new partnership grants Monsanto non-exclusive licensing for agriculture applications of CRISPR-Cas technology for use in seed development...

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Sep 22 13:21

‘Drop In The Bucket’: ExxonMobil To Pay $12mn In Oil Spill Settlement

ExxonMobil Corp will pay $12 million to Montana for a 2011 oil spill that affected 85 miles of Yellowstone River as well as farmland. While state lawmakers are praising the settlement, some residents think it’s a far cry from a real punishment.

Sep 22 12:46

BOLIVIA ENDED ITS DRUG WAR BY KICKING OUT THE DEA AND LEGALIZING COCA

Coca, a mild stimulant, has been used for millennia by people in the Andes in tea and food, though it is most often chewed raw to give energy and treat ailments ranging from altitude sickness to menstruation pain. The plant is also the source material for cocaine and the target of anti-narcotics efforts across South America driven in part by the United States. From 1997 to 2004, a US-funded program seeking to eradicate coca in Bolivia by force plunged the Chapare into traumatic conflict. "They would turn up suddenly, at any time of day or night, and start interrogating us — they would hit you or kick you for no reason," the farmer says, recalling the paramilitary anti-narcotics police forces once backed by the US Drug Enforcement Administration. "We used to sleep out in the open, in the coca field, so they couldn't find us."

Sep 22 11:42

The Radioactive Sinkhole In Florida - Phosphogypsum Stacks Are Radioactive & The Government Knows This

A huge sinkhole opened up underneath a phosphogypsum stack at the Mosaic Fertilizer Plant in Mulberry, Florida. You may have also heard that the stack was holding 215 million gallons of radioactive water that was also contaminated with other lovely things such as phosphoric acid. All of this mess drained into the Floridan Aquifer. To have a better understanding of the danger this event poses, how this happens, and a bit of history behind the phosphate mining industry here in Florida you must take the time to watch this video, and to watch the full interview I did with author Gary Pittman about this very subject. Gary worked for Occidental Chemical Corporation for 21 years working his way up to the position of Mining Supervisor. Using his expertise and years of experience Gary gives the listener a detailed yet easy to understand lesson in the phosphate mining industry. Take the time to watch, listen, and learn.

Sep 22 09:21

Leading Tea Brands Contain Illegal Levels Of Dangerous Pesticides

By Whitney Webb

For many people, tea is the ultimate healthy drink of choice. Herbal teas have been enjoyed around the world for thousands of years for their pleasant taste and aroma as well as for their healing properties. However, some tea brands, including many of the best-selling teas in the US, may not be as healthy as they’d like you to believe. Many of the herbs used in teas are allowed to have significantly higher pesticide levels than fruits and vegetables, sometimes 100% more. This may mean that your tea-drinking habit may be giving you health problems instead of helping them...

Sep 22 08:45

Now You Can Find Out If YOUR Doctor Is Being Bribed by Big Pharma

Pharmaceutical companies spend billions of dollars to influence, “educate,” and entertain doctors around the world.1

According to ProPublica’s “Dollars for Docs” website, which you can use to find out if your doctor accepts money from the drug industry, 1,630 companies have made payments to more than 681,000 doctors, totaling more than $3.5 billion.2

You can also find out if your doctor receives payments from Big Pharma by visiting OpenPaymentsData.CMS.gov. This site has tallied nearly $6.5 billion in payments since 2013.3

Drug companies have long tried to influence doctors’ prescribing habits by paying them for research activities, speaking and other “consulting,” or offering gifts of free meals and travel. However, it hasn’t always been possible to find out what gifts your own doctor might be accepting.

Sep 21 11:24

Your TV may use more energy than you think, group charges

An environmental group on Wednesday accused three major TV manufacturers of misleading consumers and regulators about how much energy high-definition screens devour, alleging that the televisions were designed to perform more efficiently during government testing than in ordinary use.

The report by the Natural Resources Defense Council said the TVs made by Samsung, LG Electronics and Vizio saddle households with an extra $120 million in electricity bills each year and generate tons of additional pollution.

None of the manufacturers immediately responded to requests for comment. The NRDC said the companies did not dispute the findings when confronted with them.

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Move over "dieselgate"...

Sep 21 10:41

Why We Are Losing Americans To Prescription Medications?

In 2014, The National Institute on Drug Abuse reported that 25,760 people lost their lives to prescription drugs that year. This marks a nearly three-fold increase in just 13 years. Of these deaths, 6,867 were the caused by either anti-depressants, barbiturates or benzodiazepines. The overwhelming majority were related to the use of opioid pain relievers – which were involved in deaths 3.4 times more than they were in 2001.

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Sep 21 08:50

Bayer may rebrand Monsanto to 'get beyond the reputation thing'

German pharmaceuticals giant Bayer, which last week agreed to acquire GMO maker Monsanto, may get rid of the US company’s brand name to improve the firm's reputation.

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A GMO Rose by any other name ...

Sep 20 19:30

The World’s Food Seeds are Going Extinct, but You Can Help

Waking Times

Seeds are absolutely vital to life on earth, but once a crop has gone extinct there is no way to revive it. In the last century alone, the world has lost at least 93% of all seed types, which had been cultivated by individual farmers around the globe for millennia providing a robust array of nutrition and sustenance.

Sep 20 12:06

Usps Complaints and Reviews

They suck i ordered thru amazon which uses usps and everything they deliver is late yet they update thru amazon as delivered ive had numerous packages go missing for weeks even had to get refunds, and then forced to pay for them a second time when they showed up a month later they suck flat out

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I don't know if it is the Hanjin shipping bankruptcy or just the usual USPS problems, but items I have ordered are not arriving here in Hawaii in anything approaching a timely manner!

One letter this week arrived water-damaged with a notice that it was received at the local post office in that condition!

Local retail doesn't carry anything I want or need (and most stores I used to frequent have now closed) and now I can't order things from off-island?!?

Sep 20 09:21

Corporate incest: The revolving door between the CDC, Emory University and the vaccine industry

Harrowed by a growing and unstoppable public awakening about the dangers and futility of vaccines, the vaccine industry has taken to social media and the blogging world with a desperate new propaganda campaign known as "Voices for Vaccines," which claims to be a "non-profit organization run by volunteer parents" in support of vaccines. But a closer look into who actually runs this latest pro-vaccine scam reveals that it is the work of none other than the vaccine industry itself, with the help of its buddies in the federal government and academia.

Sep 20 09:19

Samsung to cripple recalled Galaxy Note7 smartphones, preventing their batteries from charging

SAMSUNG will tomorrow force software to install on recalled Galaxy Note7 smartphones in Australia, crippling the handsets and preventing their batteries from fully recharging.

The South Korean tech giant issued a warning about the unprecedented “mandatory” update today, revealing the software would “automatically download and install” itself on old Note7 smartphones and would stop its battery from charging more than 60 per cent.

Australians still using the smartphones, recalled due to faulty batteries and a risk of fire, will receive a warning message about the update, and will then be told “for safety concerns related to the battery, the maximum charge will be limited to 60 per cent from now on”.

Sep 20 09:15

F-35 May Never Be Ready for Combat

The Pentagon’s top testing office warns that the F-35 is in no way ready for combat since it is “not effective and not suitable across the required mission areas and against currently fielded threats.” (Emphasis added) As it stands now, the F-35 would need to run away from combat and have other planes come to its rescue, since it “will need support to locate and avoid modern threats, acquire targets, and engage formations of enemy fighter aircraft due to outstanding performance deficiencies and limited weapons carriage available (i.e., two bombs and two air-to-air missiles).” In several instances, the memo rated the F-35A less capable than the aircraft we already have.

The memo from the Director, Operational Test & Evaluation makes very clear that the constant stream of positive pronouncements made by the Joint Program Office and Air Force generals have been false.

Sep 20 08:16

Latest F-35 bang seat* mods will stop them breaking pilots' necks, beams US

One problem nearly fixed, only several hundred to go

Sep 20 05:07

France Bans Plastic Cups, Plates and Cutlery to Protect Environment

Waking Times Media

France has passed a new law to ensure all plastic cups, cutlery and plates can be composted and are made of biologically-sourced materials. The law, which comes into effect in 2020, is part of the Energy Transition for Green Growth – an ambitious plan that aims to allow France to make a more effective contribution to tackling climate change.

Sep 19 09:24

HP printers start rejecting budget ink cartridges

Large numbers of HP printer owners found their printers stopped recognising unofficial printer ink cartridges on 13 September.

Dutch printer ink vendor 123inkt said it had received more than 1,000 complaints in one day.

HP said that during its last firmware update, settings had been changed so HP printers would communicate with only HP-chipped cartridges.

Sep 19 08:12

Mike Pence: I'd model my vice presidency after Dick Cheney

I see that Trump has a veep who is just like the guy JFK had running with him. Better keep an eye on Pence Mr.Trump.You made a really bad choice for veep! Another 911 anyone!

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said his vice-presidential role model would be Dick Cheney.

"I frankly hold Dick Cheney in very high regard in his role as vice president," Pence said when asked in an interview with ABC that aired on Sunday who his vice-presidential role model would be.

Donald Trump's running mate asserted that he would be "a very active vice president" like Cheney, who served under President George W. bush.

Sep 19 07:44

AUSTRALIA’S CAPILANO HONEY ADMIT SELLING TOXIC AND POISONOUS HONEY TO CONSUMERS

Capilano Honey are putting the lives of Australians at risk by knowingly selling honey that is full of antibiotics, toxins, irradiated pollen from China and alkaloids. Capilano are also deliberately concealing from consumers the fact that a large percentage of their honey is imported from China, Mexico, Argentina (where they have a factory), Hungary and Brazil.

Capilano, who promote themselves as 100% Australian, are so worried about being exposed they instituted frivolous and vexatious defamation proceedings in February 2016 against whistleblower and consumer activist Simon Mulvany seeking a gag order to try to silence him. Mr Mulvany runs a Facebook page “Save The Bees Australia” and a website called “Bee the Cure” focused on health and safety issues with Honey and the Bee industry.

Sep 18 10:41

How Big Pharma’s Industrial Waste Is Fueling the Rise in Superbugs Worldwide

Pharmaceutical companies are fuelling the rise of superbugs by manufacturing drugs in factories that leak industrial waste, says a new report which calls on them to radically improve their supply chains. Factories in China and India – where the majority of the world’s antibiotics are produced – are releasing untreated waste fluid containing active ingredients into surrounding areas, highlights the report by a coalition of environmental and public health organisations. Ingredients used in antibiotics get into the local soil and water systems, leading to bacteria in the environment becoming resistant to the drugs. They are able to exchange genetic material with other nearby germs, spreading antibiotic resistance around the world, the report claims

Sep 16 19:33

Pepsi Admits That Its Aquafina Bottled Water Is Just Tap Water, Coca-Cola’s Dasani Is Next

Waking Times Media

In a shocking reveal, the Pepsi corporation admitted that its Aquafina bottled water is not purified water or spring water, but simply plain old tap water. The company will now be forced to change the labeling of the brand to reflect that it is just tap water.

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Sep 16 09:40

Pea-brained nation: New study reveals many common drugs that cause brain shrinkage

A group of common drugs used to treat allergies and other chronic health issues increase the risk of Alzheimers and dementia, according to a new study by the University of Indiana School of Medicine. The study also found that these drugs reduce the overall size of the brain as well as its metabolism if taken regularly. The drugs, known collectively as anticholinergics, are commonly prescribed for allergies, insomnia, hypertension, cardiac problems, and depression among others. Some of the most well-known brands in the US include Xanax, Zyrtec, Valium, Wellbutrin, Benadryl, Dramamine, Paxil, and Histex. You can see a comprehensive list of anticholinergic drugs implicated in this study by clicking here.

Sep 16 09:01

How to Turn Kids Into Debt Slaves: Toymakers Busted for Data Mining Children

There’s no better way to prepare kids for the future than through play. The lessons we learn during playtime as youngsters will stick with us through life. How else could we learn the rules of society and how we should appropriately work within those rules?

Back in the old days, we learned that if we were jerks to the neighbor kids, we’d get clotheslined playing Red Rover. Ouch. But, lesson learned, don’t be a jerk – or if you are, expect that people will react accordingly.

These days, no one is playing anything “dangerous” like Red Rover or tag. Heck, you could practically get arrested for suggesting such hazardous pastimes.

Sep 15 11:33

Security Firm Guarding Dakota Pipeline Used Psychological Warfare Tactics For BP

G4S, a company hiring security staff to guard the hotly contested Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL), also works to guard oil and gas industry assets in war-torn Iraq, and has come under fire by the United Nations for human rights abuses allegedly committed while overseeing a BP pipeline in Colombia and elsewhere while on other assignments.

Sep 15 10:11

Everyone is still using their Galaxy Note 7 as Samsung fumbles its global recall

Nearly two weeks after Samsung recalled the Galaxy Note 7 due to the risk of explosion, the device is still being used just as frequently by its owners. This is according to data from Apteligent, a mobile analytics company that claims "usage rate of the phone among existing users has been almost the exact same since the day of the recall."

It seems not even exploding batteries can tear users away from their smartphones, but the apparent reticence of users to get rid of their faulty devices is not being helped by Samsung's mismanagement of the recall process. Swapping 2.5 million smartphones is certainly no easy task, but the South Korean firm has not helped the situation by issuing confusing information to consumers. The longer the situation goes on, the more damage it does to the company's brand.

Sep 14 07:31

After Watching How Gummy Candies Are Really Made, You’ll Never Eat Them Again

Waking Times Media

Oh the beauty of childhood. A time of endless exploration, ignorant bliss, and a never-ending desire to inhale the entire candy store. As adults, we all know the dangers of such treats, both for our waistlines and our longevity. But, every now and then, a childhood treat makes an appearance, and sometimes, we simply can’t resist. The video below might solve that problem, if you have it.

Sep 13 16:59

Illegal Spraying of Monsanto’s New Pesticide Has Damaged Crops in 10 States

By Christina Sarich

An illegal pesticide prone to drift has contaminated Monsanto’s Roundup Ready soy and cotton farms across ten states.

Pesticide drift from Dicamba has hurt many thousands of crops along America’s farm belt already...

Sep 13 16:53

Like Tobacco and Big Pharma, The Sugar Industry Has Manipulated Research For 50 Years

By Natasha Longo

Don’t you love people who cling to scientific research without ever questioning who sponsored that research? Using archival documents, a new report published by JAMA Internal Medicine examines the sugar industry’s role in heart disease research. The study suggests that the sugar industry sponsored research to influence the scientific debate to cast doubt on the hazards of sugar and to promote dietary fat as the culprit in heart disease. Governments worldwide agreed just like they did with the tobacco industry and big pharma...

Sep 13 10:47

NINE STATE BATTLE FOR LEGAL CANNABIS FACES OPPOSITION BY FEDS AND CORPORATIONS

Nine states will have marijuana initiatives on the ballot in November. Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada will vote to legalize marijuana, and Arkansas, Florida, Montana, and North Dakota will put medical marijuana on the ballot. Despite more than half of polled Americans saying they support the legalization of marijuana—and 89 percent indicating they favor removing criminal penalty for medical marijuana patients—the federal government continues to categorized cannabis as a Schedule I narcotic along with with heroin, LSD, and psychedelic mushrooms. Currently, there are nearly a million and a half Americans legally using medical marijuana under state laws and a far larger number using it illegally for a wide variety of medical conditions.

Sep 13 08:00

Smart sex toy maker is sued for tracking users' intimate habits as experts warn such data may be hacked

A woman is suing a sex toy firm after discovering that the company was keeping tabs on its customer's intimate data.

The sex toy and its corresponding smartphone app enables users to customise setting to suit their preference.

Sep 13 07:12

Will You Be a Cash Criminal?

Bottom line: There are government technocrats out there plotting seriously on a short-term and longer-term basis how to better track us and control us and our money.

Sep 13 07:07

IEA Cuts Global Oil Demand Forecast Amid ‘Wobbling’ Asian Demand

In its closely watched monthly report, the IEA downgraded its global oil demand predictions by about 100,000 barrels a day for this year

Global oil demand growth is faltering and oil production is stabilizing, providing a recipe for the global glut of petroleum and its products to continue through much of next year, the International Energy Agency said Tuesday.

The IEA’s closely watched monthly oil-market report marked an abrupt shift for an agency that a month ago said the world’s oil glut had begun disappearing.>>>

Sep 12 13:31

CrazyFlie flight

A tiny homemade drone quadcopter. Neat!

Sep 12 11:07

Italy Just Banned Monsanto’s Top-Selling Herbicide From All Public Places

Waking Times Media

Italy just put massive restrictions on the use of Monsanto’s probably carcinogenic herbicide, RoundUp, just as studies suggesting it is more toxic than previously assumed come under public scrutiny.

Sep 12 09:09

Samsung may remotely kill all unreturned Galaxy Note 7’s

If this reddit post is anything to go by, it looks like Samsung’s French subsidiary will remotely deactivate all Galaxy Note 7 units that aren’t returned to the manufacturer by Friday, September 30.

Sep 11 09:35

The Dangerous Expansion of Adult Vaccinations

By Michelle Goldstein

The primary focus for disease prevention for adults, in this country, continues to be vaccinations and the development of new ones. However, vaccinations fail to prevent their targeted diseases and can cause other health problems, including death.

Americans are currently facing a health epidemic with cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity and autoimmune disorder rates at an all-time high. Many of these diseases have actually been causally linked to vaccinations.

Currently, several vaccines are recommended for adults, but many more, which target some of these illnesses, are being developed for the future. In addition to new vaccines, new adjuvants are being studied, as well as needle-free vaccines...

Sep 10 11:39

Small French Town Fights To Keep McDonald's Out

Residents of a small town in Provence have united together to try to block US burger giant McDonald’s from setting up its golden arches in town.

The French are believed to eat the most Big Macs per head of any country outside the United States but the burgers do not always go down well in the land of fine cuisine.

Sep 09 14:56

iPhone 7 Upgrade For Free: The Hack Apple Doesn’t Want You To Know About

With the new iPhone 7’s whopping £500+ price tag many Apple fans will undoubtedly be unsure about splashing out on another new smartphone so soon.

But that’s where this new innovation comes in. Apple Plug is a simple way to upgrade your iPhone 6 to an iPhone 7.

It’s essentially just a hunk of metal you can use to render your headphone jack useless.

”This isn’t 2009. Your phone doesn’t have a floppy drive, and it shouldn’t have a headphone connector either,” the website says. “Fill in your archaic headphone connector with beautiful aluminium and plug yourself into the future.”

Although it looks like a real Apple website, the Plug is actually the brainchild of Nicer, a design studio who just wanted to have a bit of fun.

Sep 08 17:47

It Won’t Be Long Now… The end game of central banking is nigh….

The impending global deflation and recession will prove that 93 months of ZIRP and $3.5 trillion of QE have been a complete failure. But this insufferable Keynesian snake oil peddler has the gall to claim a roaring success moments before the greatest monetary catastrophe in recorded history begins its inexorable implosion. The endgame of Keynesian central banking is indeed nigh. The outright lunacy of Draghi, Kuroda and Fischer are more than ample warning.

Sep 08 16:59

New Study Warns of the Dangers of Multiple Vaccinations

By Christina England

Time and time again, VacTruth has published heartbreaking stories involving infants who have received multiple vaccinations in one visit. Many of these infants have suffered irreversible brain injuries or death as a result.

Currently, an infant as young as eight weeks of age can receive up to ten doses of vaccinations in one visit, and in one particular case, a child received thirteen doses, which, sadly, led to his death.

Until recently, there have been very few studies for parents to examine outlining the facts surrounding the dangers of multiple vaccinations. However, this is about to change...

Sep 08 11:08

See ya in a FEMA Camp

New information regarding the CDC being able to medically detain persons with communicable diseases

Sep 08 10:29

Apple makes people pay £49 to listen to music and charge at same time

Methinks it should be called the iPhone money pit

Sep 08 10:24

iPhone 7: Apple warranty doesn’t cover water damage to ‘waterproof’ new phone

The iPhone 7: waterproof until it gets too wet

Sep 08 07:40

The World According to Monsanto

Waking Times

Corporate monopolies are not new, but ownership of patented grain seeds connotes that the control of the food supply is in the grasp of a private company. US supreme court rules in favor of Monsanto, “that a farmer in Indiana violated the intellectual property rights of the agricultural biotechnology titan Monsanto when he regrew the company’s genetically modified and herbicide-resistant soybean seeds by planting second-generation seeds.”

Sep 08 06:52

Apple: Crisis? What innovation crisis? BTW, you like our toothbrush?

George Orwell once remarked that "there are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them", and to understand smartwatches, just erase the word "intellectual" and replace it with "tech pundit". Neither Apple nor Google really wanted to make a smartwatch, but found themselves in a game theory dilemma (Google is obsessed with game theory): if they didn't, the other one would, and take all the spoils.

Almost all the tech experts told them this would happen. Now here we are, with piles of unsold smartwatches.

Sep 07 18:40

Apple will sell replacement iPhone 7 headphone adapters for $9 each

When you buy Apple's new iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, inside the box you'll find a bundled Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter that you'll need to plug in wired headphones. The devices themselves lack a traditional headphone jack, which by now you already know. Apple made a point of emphasizing that the dongle will be free during its stage presentation. And that's definitely true, but whenever you inevitably lose that original adapter, you'll have to pay up for a replacement.

Sep 07 18:36

Fluoridated Water Now Linked to Diabetes & Lowered IQ – Still Drinking It?

Waking Times

In the video above, you can watch professor Paul Connett, Ph.D., director of the Fluoride Action Network (FAN), debate professor Mike Berridge, Ph.D., of the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research in New Zealand on the topic of water fluoridation.

Sep 06 18:56

Landmark Study Shows Half of Cancer Patients are Killed by Chemo — NOT Cancer

Waking Times Media

No matter how much doctors push the treatment, chemotherapy might not be the best option in the fight against cancer, as a new study shows up to 50 percent of patients are killed by the drugs — not the disease, itself.

Sep 06 16:49

Italy Just Banned Monsanto’s Top-Selling Herbicide From All Public Places

By Christina Sarich

Italy just put massive restrictions on the use of Monsanto’s probably carcinogenic herbicide, Roundup, just as studies suggesting it is more toxic than previously assumed come under public scrutiny.

Italy’s Ministry of Health has banned the spraying of the main ingredient in Roundup — glyphosate — in many public places that affect ‘vulnerable groups,’ including courtyards, gardens, roadways, sports fields, recreational areas, playgrounds, green areas outside of school buildings, and additional green spaces...

Sep 06 16:27

America’s Debt-Based Paper Economy Crumbling: “Manufacturing Cities In Advanced State of Decay”

You might be thinking that government jobs are “good jobs”, but the truth is that they don’t produce wealth. Government employees are really good at pushing paper around and telling other people what to do, but in most instances they don’t actually make anything. In order to have a sustainable economy, you have got to have people creating and producing things of value. A debt-based paper economy may seem to work for a while, but eventually the whole thing inevitably comes crashing down when faith in the paper is lost.

Sep 06 09:59

50 Sony Bravia TVs Lose YouTube - Proving One Important Rule for Smart TVs

Bad news if you've got one of 50 models of Sony Bravia from 2012 - you're about to lose access to YouTube.

9to5Google reports that changes in the Google API mean that the YouTube app on Sony's smart TV operating system will no longer be able to access videos - resulting in blank screens or freezing. The same goes for the original Apple TV, which is suffering from the same problem. The problem is apparently that Google's changes "exceed the capabilities of the TV's hardware". This is thought to be a reference to Google now encrypting connections with HTTPS.

The upshot of all of this is further proof of the one rule of buying Smart TVs: Buy a dumb screen, and plug something smart into it.

Sep 06 09:33

Grocery Manufacturer’s Association Modus Operandi In Defeating GMO-Labeling

September 1st, 2016 I received an email from the Washington State Attorney General, Bob Ferguson, in which he gave the following updated report that I think readers may be interested in knowing. Why? Because it addresses how issues are strategized and apparently manipulated in the USA, which really should be outlawed…

Sep 06 09:32

Oops! FEMA Emergency Alert System “Wrongly Orders Evacuation” Of Congested, Isolated Long Island

A false alarm issued by incompetents manning the FEMA alert system nearly panicked millions of people into fleeing Long Island – with nearly 2 million residents and an already clogged with traffic system.

Federal officials in New York are investigating an emergency alert system after a mistakenly truncated message about storm system Hermine wrongly advised TV watchers on Long Island of an ordered evacuation, authorities said Sunday.

Read more at SHTF

Sep 06 07:58

Monsanto Backs Out Of New GM Cotton Initiative In India

In late August 2016, Monsanto withdrew its application which sought approval for its new version of genetically modified cotton seeds in India. There has been a dispute between Monsanto and New Delhi for quite some time surrounding prices Monsanto charges for the GMO cotton seeds and the corporation’s resistance to sharing its…

Sep 05 15:27

Another Vaccine “Bombshell” Glyphosate – Think Monsanto’s Roundup – Confirmed in Most Vaccines

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Research scientist Anthony Samsel has confirmed that glyphosate, a key active chemical in Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup®, has been found in most vaccines! ...

Sep 05 10:47

Who Owns the Zika Virus?

First published in February 2016, this incisive article by Guillaume Kress is of extreme relevance in relation to unfolding events.

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Zika virus a global health emergency on February 1st, 2016 without providing much detail on the disease. So here are some facts until we receive more information:

This sexually-transmitted virus has been around for 69 years and is marketed by two companies: LGC Standards (headquartered in the UK) and ATCC (headquartered in the US).

And who owns the patent on the virus? The Rockefeller Foundation!

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Amazing!

Sep 04 12:01

My List Of The Ten Worst U.S. Presidents

At any rate, with my Facebook post I made my list without explanation. I will use this column to share a little bit of the reasoning behind my selections. So here goes: my top ten worst presidents in U.S. history:

1. Abraham Lincoln (Republican)

Without an ounce of doubt in my mind, Abraham Lincoln is America’s absolute worst President. He did not free a single slave; but what he did do was begin the process of enslaving free men. It is no hyperbole to say that Lincoln truly governed as a dictator, not as a President.

Sep 04 10:12

‘Huge victory for health’: FDA orders antibacterials removed from soaps

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday issued a rule banning antibacterials in soap, which the agency said were no more effective than simple soap and much more harmful for the environment and consumer health.

Sep 03 17:16

Prescription Painkiller Deaths Have Dropped 25% In States That Legalized Marijuana

By Amanda Froelich

There is still heated controversy in the United States about whether or not marijuana should be legalized for recreational use, let alone medicinal purposes. After reviewing a study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2014, you’ll likely agree that it’s much safer for cannabis to be doled out than most prescription opioids...

Sep 03 16:39

2008 all over? HUNDREDS GET LAYOFF NOTICES AT CATERPILLAR SITES…

Hundreds of mostly office employees received layoff notices at one of the largest Caterpillar Inc. facilities in the Peoria area this week, just as the company announced plans to close overseas production plants and eliminate thousands more positions.

Sep 03 08:56

Pro-GMO Mainstream Media Continues Vicious Attacks On Chipotle After Decision to Go Non-GMO

By Bernie Suarez

It was a great moment in America back in 2013 when the famous food chain Chipotle announced it was committing to eventually serving only foods that were verified non-GMO. That’s non genetically modified organism food. At the time, Chipotle was also the first US restaurant chain to voluntarily label GMOs, and it stated its clear intentions to eventually serve foods with only non-GMO ingredients.

Little did the Chipotle restaurant chain know at the time that following this announcement they would become the target of mainstream media propaganda and ongoing vicious attacks on their reputation. It’s been several years now and the mainstream media continues their vicious campaign to demonize, discredit and trash the reputation of Chipotle...

Sep 02 16:56

Parents whose children got narcolepsy after swine flu jab sue the Dutch state

Parents whose children became seriously ill as a result of a swine flu vaccination have launched a legal claim against the Dutch state, reports ANP. The case involves 14 children who developed a severe sleeping disease following their vaccination in 2009, and personal injury lawyer John Beer told EenVandaag TV news that they are suing the state.

Sep 02 16:55

FDA Rules: You Can’t Sell “Anti-Bacterial” Hand Soap With Triclosan Anymore

When the FDA first started actually looking into it back in 2013, the agency gave the manufacturers of antibacterial hand soaps one year to provide data on both the safety and effectiveness of the ingredients they were using. And for all 19 ingredients now nixed after today’s rule, the data just… wasn’t there. Either it wasn’t submitted at all or what did come in wasn’t sufficient to show that the ingredients were useful.

Sep 02 15:17

Nick Smith says (NZ)Govt will review decision allowing councils to ban GMOs

(Comment: Seems like the Govt did not like the result in court so will change the rules to suit. Sound about right?)

Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith looks set to move against a High Court ruling this week allowing regional councils to control the release of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) under the Resource Management Act.

He says that the Government would review the appropriateness of councils being able to regulate GMOs in their areas.

He cited a liver cancer vaccine trial taking place in Auckland Hospital which he said would be banned under the Auckland Unitary Plan, along with future treatments involving GMOs.

"It does not make sense for local councils to duplicate the role of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) in regulating the use of GMOs in New Zealand," he said.

Smith said councils did not have the technical expertise, resulting in regulations that had unintended consequences.

Sep 02 14:10

Monetary Experiment Creating Mother Of All Crises: “Negative Rates Phenomenally Good for Gold and Silver”

The closer the system comes to unraveling altogether, gold and silver remain attractive as a means of holding onto money with ready, liquid exchange value.

"In a world of negative interest rates... It actually costs you money – you pay rather than receive interest. Gold... sits there and retains its value. So, this is a phenomenally good environment for precious metals...

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Sep 02 13:29

“Huge Victory for Health” – FDA Orders Antibacterials Removed from Soaps

By Nadia Prupis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday issued a rule banning antibacterials in soap, which the agency said were no more effective than simple soap and much more harmful for the environment and consumer health.

The FDA gave companies a year to remove chemicals such as triclosan and triclocarban from their products or take them off the shelves entirely, and an additional year to get rid of ingredients like benzalkonium chloride, which are less commonly used...

Sep 02 11:31

Leaked docs prove the real goal is federalizing America’s police

Now, leaked documents from George Soros’ Open Society Foundation show that the organization’s goal behind funding the Black Lives Matter movement is ultimately to federalize America’s police forces.

Sep 02 11:30

Surgeon General reprimands doctors across the U.S. for promoting Big Pharma at patients’ expense

For the first time in history, a United States Surgeon General has sent out a mass message to American physicians. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy sent a letter to 2.3 million doctors in recent days,

Sep 02 07:44

Our View: As if doctor bills weren’t high enough already

Aphysician who sees patients every day — patients with health insurance — Dr. Laura Dean of suburban St. Paul hears the complaint often.

“I pay more and more and I get less and less,” she said her patients are telling her.

Can you relate? Most Minnesotans would nod yes.

“So they come in to see me, and they have a problem, and I want to order an ultrasound. They say, ‘I can’t afford the ultrasound because my insurance won’t cover the ultrasound until I’ve hit my cap,’ which is now $10,000 or $15,000. So they’re paying a big premium cost (and) they’re not having everything covered until they’ve hit a huge cap. And so people are choosing not to have tests that they might need to diagnose or to treat their problems,” Dr. Dean said in an interview this week with the News Tribune editorial board; she was traveling with her husband, Rep. Matt Dean, who was speaking in Duluth, which this editorial will get to in a bit.

Sep 01 17:55

$55 Million in Cocaine Was Just Discovered at a Coca-Cola Plant

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Hundreds of kilos of cocaine were found in a Coca-Cola plant in France last Friday, making the seizure of the drug one of the largest ever on French soil.

Sep 01 17:54

Prescription Painkiller Deaths Have Dropped 25% In States That Legalized Cannabis

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There is still heated controversy in the United States about whether or not marijuana should be legalized for recreational use, let alone medicinal purposes. After reviewing a study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2014, you’ll likely agree that it’s much safer for cannabis to be doled out than most prescription opioids.

Sep 01 14:33

Germany’s Largest Bank Refuses “Deliveries of Physical Gold” After Customer Request

If enough people demand physical possession at one time, the bank or institution could be caught with its pants down, and it is possible that this is a case of avoiding that position by simply refusing to even meet that demand.

Clients of Germany’s biggest bank who have invested in the exchange-traded commodity Xetra-Gold are facing problems when they want to obtain physical gold, according to German analytic website Godmode-Trader.de. Xetra-Gold is a bond on the Deutsche Börse commodities market, and Deutsche Bank is a designated sponsor. On the website, Xetra-Gold says its clients have the right for physical delivery of gold.

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Sep 01 09:11

Electromagnetic Fields And Their Effects

Can you see and feel its effects in the air? Of course you can, but you don’t know how to identify it correctly! It’s all around us like an ocean of electromagnetic frequencies that we are swimming in, which are pulsed out from many more sources than we can begin to…

Sep 01 08:14

New Mexico Passed a Law Ending Civil Forfeiture. Albuquerque Ignored It, and Now It’s Getting Sued

Albuquerque resident Arlene Harjo, 56, is paying off a loan for a car she doesn't have, because the city seized it for a crime it readily admits she didn't commit, under an asset forfeiture program that is supposed to be banned.

After her son was pulled over for drunk driving, Harjo became one of roughly a thousand people every year who have their car seized by the city of Albuquerque in a process heavily weighted against the property owner. But unlike the vast majority of those cases, she's not rolling over. A new lawsuit filed Wednesday in state court by Harjo and the Institute for Justice, a libertarian-leaning public interest law firm, argues the city's lucrative vehicle seizure program stands in direct contradiction of recently passed state laws and "is driven by a pernicious—and unconstitutional—profit incentive" that deprived Harjo of her 14th Amendment due process rights.

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If you are thinking about moving to Albuquerque, DON'T.
If you are thinking about relocating your business to this city, DON'T.
If you live in Albuquerque, MOVE.
If you are thinking about hosting an event or symposium in this city, DON'T.

And please send a nice letter to Mayor Berry, copied to the Chief of Police Eden as to why you are not moving there/ moving away from the city/not relocating your business there, or not hosting an event there.

When an economy starts to hurt, badly, and a city may get sued out of existence, politicians and police may well start to obey the law.

Sep 01 07:18

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I guess RBN isn't the only ones Vonage is screwing up!

Sep 01 06:54

Funding terrorist and laundering money as the world stands by and does nothing

The IMF released back in June 2016 a document discussing the global scourge known as drug money laundering and the financing of terrorist organizations.

Sep 01 06:51

Defense contractors tell investors World War III is great for business

The mainstream media has been working overtime to position Putin’s Russia as our newest and most pressing international threat, and now even the most absurd events in media are

Aug 31 16:52

Dr. Andrew Wakefield Discusses Vindication of His Original Study Linking Vaccines to Autism

On August 30, Activist Post reporter Derrick Broze attended a screening of Vaxxed: From Controversy to Cover-Up. Broze was able to speak with the film’s director, Dr. Andrew Wakefield. Wakefield was an author on one of the first studies to associate autism with vaccinations. Wakefield’s study was later said to be discredited.

Aug 31 12:45

Kratom Now Schedule 1: Cartel Sex Scandal Shamed DEA Suppresses Herb Imports

After the head of DEA Michele M. Leonhart was forced to step down over ascandal involving cartel supplied prostitutes in Columbia, how could anyone consider their authority legitimate, even if one believes the government should be able to regulate what we consume?

Even an article from Forbes agrees this is ridiculous, saying “in the last two months, published research has pointed to why kratom might be a useful and safer alternative to prescription opioids.”

Aug 31 11:57

Federated Farmers lose GMO court battle - again

Campaigners against genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are hailing a High Court ruling allowing regional councils to decide whether GMOs can be banned in their areas.

But a group representing bio-scientists says the country is in danger of becoming a "bioscience backwater" following today's ruling by Justice Mary Peters at the Whangarei High Court in favour of Whangarei District Council, Northland Regional Council, Soil & Health, GE Free Northland and others.

Justice Peters had dismissed an appeal by Federated Farmers of a decision in May last year finding there was jurisdiction under the Resource Management Act (RMA) for local councils to control the use of GMOs through regional policy instruments.

At the time, Roger Ludbrook of the Northland branch of the farmer lobby group told the Herald that work wasn't for regional councils, but the Environmental Protection Authority.

Aug 31 08:54

The Global Health Coalition: Declaration on HPV Vaccine Safety

By Norma Erickson

May 2016: AutismOne hosted the first International HPV Vaccine Safety Symposium in Chicago, Illinois. For perhaps the first time in history, people from around the globe came together to discuss their experiences with a single type of vaccine. Multiple presentations made it abundantly clear to all that HPV vaccines embody a broad spectrum of problems common to other vaccines, graphically illustrating everything that could possibly go wrong with a vaccine or vaccination program.

The meetings in Chicago brought vaccine safety advocates, HPV vaccine survivors, medical, scientific, and legal professionals from 3 continents together to learn about the global HPV vaccine controversy. By the end of the symposium several conclusions were reached...

Aug 31 07:49

Ankers away! USB-C cables recalled over freakin' fried phone fears

Peripherals builder Anker has issued a recall after researchers found that one of its USB-C cables could potentially cause serious damage to connected hardware.

Researcher Nathan K found that the Anker PowerLine USB-C cables (model A8185011) used an improper method of identifying themselves, presenting as a device. This, in turn, can allow the cables to send a higher-than-intended voltage when plugged in as a charger, resulting in damage to connected devices such as smartphones or tablets.

Aug 30 18:42

Argentine Farmers Dismantle Monsanto Facility In Act Of Defiance, Refuse To Continue Being Poisoned

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A coalition of farmers, activists and citizens has successfully stopped the expansion of a Monsanto facility in Malvinas, Argentina. Tired of being poisoned by GMOs, the activists managed to stop construction of the seed plant by descending on the property in masses and refusing to leave.

Aug 30 17:52

What Is the Clinton Foundation and What Does It Do?

Trump recently called the foundation, co-founded in 2002 by Hillary Clinton, Trump's rival in the presidential contest, the “most corrupt enterprise in political history.” Yet he is listed on the foundation’s website among donors who’ve given it $100,000 to $250,000.

Aug 30 17:04

Whoops! IRS doesn’t tell 1 million taxpayers that illegals stole their Social Security numbers

The IRS has discovered more than 1 million Americans whose Social Security numbers were stolen by illegal immigrants, but officials never bothered to tell the taxpayers themselves, the agency’s inspector general said in a withering new report released Tuesday. Investigators first alerted the IRS to the problem five years ago, but it’s still not fixed, the inspector general said, and a pilot program meant to test a solution was canceled, and fell woefully short anyway. As a result most taxpayers don’t learn that their identities have been stolen and their Social Security files may be screwed up.

Aug 30 15:30

DEA Adds Kratom To Schedule 1 List Alongside Heroin

Fresh on the heels of the CDC labeling kratom as an emerging “public health threat” the notoriously fascistic U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency has filed a notice of intent to not only list it as a controlled substance, but the DEA is planning to add it to the most restrictive classification possible. Mitragyna…

Aug 30 15:18

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Touch Disease Is a Ticking Time Bomb

Apple faces an embarrassing flood of crippled iPhone 6 Plus units just as it’s preparing for the iPhone 7 launch

"Hard cheese. Buy a new one."

Aug 29 17:27

Study Finds Link Between Water Fluoridation and Diabetes

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A recent mathematical model study has found a potential link between water fluoridation and type 2 diabetes.

Aug 29 13:16

The real lessons from Obamacare’s meltdown

The decision of several major insurance companies to cut their losses and withdraw from the Obamacare exchanges, combined with the failure of 70 percent of Obamacare’s health insurance “co-ops, ” will leave one in six Obamacare enrollees with only one health insurance option. If Obamacare continues on its current track, most of America may resemble Pinal County, Arizona, where no one can obtain private health insurance. Those lucky enough to obtain insurance will face ever-increasing premiums and a declining choice of providers.

Aug 29 10:54

Lipstadt-Irving "Denial” movie: Caught in a lie before the movie even debuts

There is a crucial misrepresentation in the movie "Denial" about David Irving contra Deborah Lipstadt, where Irving is represented as saying: “... I’ve got a thousand dollars to give anyone who can show me a document that proves the Holocaust.”

In fact, David Irving never offered $1000 for any document that could “prove the Holocaust.”

In Atlanta on 11 November 1994, Deborah Lipstadt gave a presentation wherein, in addition to making derogatory statements about Mr. Irving without realizing that he was present, she claimed that she knew of “a blueprint of a gas chamber complete with the openings through which the S.S. tipped the pellets of cyanide.”

Mr. Irving stood up and issued to Professor Lipstadt the following challenge: “I have here a thousand dollars for you if you can produce to this audience, now or at any time in the future, this document about which you have just lied to them.”

Aug 29 09:15

Clinton Campaign uses ‘Snowden-approved’ encryption app to discuss Trump

The Clinton campaign has begun using a “Snowden-approved” encrypted messaging app in order to privately discuss Donald Trump.

Aug 28 16:24

MORBID: Obamacare exchange sign-ups fall FAR SHORT of forecasts…

Enrollment in the insurance exchanges for President Obama’s signature health-care law is at less than half the initial forecast, pushing several major insurance companies to stop offering health plans in certain markets because of significant financial losses.

Aug 27 15:52

CBO: Federal Debt to Hit $28.2 Trillion Over Next Decade

At the end of this year, outstanding federal debt is expected to climb to $19.4 trillion and to rise by $8.8 trillion in the next ten years. The federal government’s budget deficit, which is the difference between how much money the government spends and how much money it takes in through tax collection, will be $590 billion by the end of 2016, $152 billion more than the previous year. Government spending is projected to increase by 5 percent, or $178 billion, while government revenue is projected to increase by less than 1 percent, or $26 billion.

Aug 27 12:54

Grotesquely Incompetent Judge Won’t Suspend Mandatory Vaccination

By Jon Rappoport

“Hey, let’s just make up stuff in court, it’s a party.”

I’ll keep this as simple as I can.

The infamous SB277, passed into CA law in 2015, made vaccines mandatory for school children in the state.

Last month, a lawsuit was filed, with the purpose of overturning the law. The lawyers asked Federal Judge Dana Sabraw to keep the law from going into effect while the case moves forward.

Sabraw just said no...

Aug 27 11:56

Internet of things struggles as use of smart home gadgets flatlines

Figures from Deloitte show that the popularity of connected home gadgets has barely changed in the last year, despite manufacturers and retailers trying to boost sales.

Aug 27 09:23

Harvard Professor Creates Blueprint for Ending Cash in US; Calls for Immediate Phasing Out of $20 Bills

The attack on cash has entered a new stage. Kenneth Rogoff, the Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University and the former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, is out with an essay this morning in the Wall Street Journal titled,The Sinister Side of Cash.

Aug 27 07:49

Sweden To Become The World’s First Fossil Fuel-free Nation in History

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The Swedish government recently announced that their aim is to become one of the world’s first nations to end its dependence on fossil fuels. They will be investing an extra 4.5 billion kronor (US$546 million) into renewable energy and climate change action in their 2016 budget.

Aug 26 16:09

The ADHD Epidemic: Smart Drugs and the Control of Bodies and Minds

The steady expansion of ADHD diagnosis and cognitive stimulant prescription has been driven by the profit-seeking educational projects of the pharmaceutical industry. In 2010, Americans spent $7 billion on ADHD drugs. By 2015 the amount spent had risen to $12.9 billion.

Aug 26 13:38

The EpiPen Scandal Is Worse Than You Think: What You’re Not Being Told

The EpiPen is a useful device for individuals who suffer from severe allergies. So when news broke that Mylan, the sole maker of the autoinjector “pens” in America, had hiked the prices of its products from $57 each in 2007 to $600 for a package of two in 2016, news outlets had a…

Aug 25 13:57

General Mills Sued Regarding Weed Killer In Nature Valley Granola Bars

When is the word “natural” misleading in advertising? That’s the basis for a lawsuit filed August 25, 2016 against General Mills, maker of the brand Nature Valley Granola Bars, who label their products’ packages with the words “Made with 100% NATURAL whole grain OATS.” The lawsuit was filed by Beyond Pesticides,…

Aug 25 11:06

Does YOUR iPhone 6 have 'Touch Disease'? A design defect is rendering devices useless - and Apple can't fix it

According to a new report, 'touch disease' is an issue which is causing a flickering grey bar to appear across the top of people's screens.

Experts claim it is a 'ticking time bomb' and it could affect a growing number of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus screens.

Aug 25 09:17

EpiPen maker’s stock value plunges nearly $3 billion as investors panic

Mylan Pharmaceuticals — the company that makes the EpiPen rescue device — has watched its stock value plummet over the last five days as panicky investors jump ship.

According to U.S. Uncut, outrage over Mylan’s decision to jack up the price of the EpiPen has spooked shareholders, whose departures have reduced the value of Mylan stock by 12.4 percent. On August 19, Mylan stocks went from $49.20 per share to $43.11 on August 24, a net loss of nearly $3 billion for the company.

The EpiPen is a popular rescue device for food allergy sufferers who run the risk of anaphylaxis — a potentially lethal reaction to allergen exposure. The device rapidly delivers a dose of epinephrine to the system, which for severe allergy sufferers can mean the difference between life and death.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Couldn't happen to a more deserving pharmaceutical company!

To put a life-saving device out of the financial reach of those who desperately need it by jacking up the price astronomically is just completely, morally wrong.

Aug 25 09:08

Company Gouging Price Of EpiPens Is A Clinton Foundation Donor And Partner

The pharmaceutical company that distributes the EpiPen is also a Clinton Foundation donor.

Hillary Clinton criticized the company, Mylan, on Wednesday, calling its price hikes of the life-saving medical device “outrageous.”

“It’s just the latest troubling example of a company taking advantage of its consumers,” said Clinton.

But those remarks highlight Clinton’s radio silence on the price of the EpiPen, which has grown steadily since 2007, when Mylan acquired rights to sell the 50-year-old drug.

EpiPen injections, which help stop potentially fatal allergic reactions, cost $57 in 2007. They now run $609. According to CNBC, the price of EpiPens has increased at a steady rate in those nine years.

As of May 2011, the price was $165. That rose to $350 in 2014 and $461 last year.

The Foundation partnered with Mylan at a time when it was raising prices on the EpiPen, which had been distributed by Merck.

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I love the smells of irony and hypocrisy in the morning!!

Aug 25 07:46

Women Nearly 3 Times Likely To Get Breast Cancer With Common Hormone Replacement Therapies

By Karen Foster

Scientists at the Institute of Cancer Research in London say the risks of taking the pills have been underestimated for years – and are actually 60 percent higher than thought.

The findings, based on a study of 39,000 British women tracked as they went through the menopause, will re-ignite a 20-year-old debate about the benefits and risks of taking HRT.

The research found women who took the combined form of HRT – which contains both oestrogen and progestogen – were 2.7 times more likely to develop breast cancer over five years than those who did not take the treatment...

Aug 24 19:36

Touchscreen chip flaw renders some iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices useless

Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus appear to be vulnerable to so-called “touch disease”, a hardware problem that is crippling phones, according to reports from users and third-party repairers.

The issue, which has been observed in iPhone 6s since the beginning of the year, seems to affect the touchscreen controller chips, resulting in problems for the high-end smartphones in responding to touch input.

Badly affected phones become next to useless. First the status bar becomes grey and flickers and the touchscreen becomes unresponsive, with users unable to control or use the smartphones without the touchscreen working.

Aug 24 14:39

The Price Of The Life-Saving EpiPen Increased By More Than 450 Percent

Martin Shkreli became one of the most notorious people in the United States for hiking the price of a rarely used life-saving drug by 4,000 percent in September 2015. And nearly a year later, dozens of reports are now coming out about how Mylan Pharmaceuticals hiked the price of the very common life-saving EpiPen by over 450 percent since Mylan bought EpiPen in 2007.

Aug 23 21:57

Insulin price spike leaves diabetes patients in crisis

A massive spike in insulin prices is causing a health crisis for millions of diabetes patients who depend on the lifesaving drug, doctors say.

Now, after years of rapid increases having nothing to do with available supply and not matched elsewhere in the world, those in the U.S. insulin supply chain are blaming each other.

Aug 23 19:03

The Beloved Orangutan is Being Wiped Out by Corporate Greed

Waking Times

A public statement to the world by International Animal Rescue (IAR) issues the warning that unless effective action is taking to protect their natural habitats, orangutans face worldwide extinction within ten years. Recently, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) officially listed the Bornean orangutan as a critically endangered species as a result of the devastation of Indonesian rainforests, of which a staggering 25% have been leveled in recent decades.

Aug 23 18:56

Pesticide Used to Combat Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes in Florida Linked to Autism

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Is pesticide spraying to kill mosquitoes causing autism? In the least, the government is spraying larvicides with great impunity in many neighborhoods throughout the U.S. in order to ‘combat Zika’ and other diseases said to be caused by mosquitoes. Little is known of the true ramifications for such hackneyed actions, but one study suggests that in places where mosquito pesticides are sprayed, a 25 percent increase in autism results.

Aug 23 15:15

DEBT RATIO TO HIT HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE 1950…

The national debt this year will jump to the highest level since 1950 relative to the size of the economy, the Congressional Budget Office reported Tuesday.

Aug 23 10:20

FLINT 2.0? INDIANA RESIDENTS SUDDENLY EVICTED AFTER DECADES OF LEAD, ARSENIC CONTAMINATION

After decades of nearby industrial pollution, residents of the West Calumet Housing Complex in East Chicago, Indiana, were abruptly warned that they must vacate their homes for demolition given hazardous levels of lead and arsenic in the soil.

More than 1,000 residents of the 346-unit public housing complex were told last month by the city of East Chicago that they must find new housing, as the city planned to demolish all dwellings in the complex. Just days before, the city said residents would only have to temporarily relocate based on a US Environmental Protection Agency finding that soil around the complex contained toxic levels of lead and arsenic since at least 2014. Plans to remove the soil dated back to 2012.

"Somebody dropped the ball somewhere," state Sen. Lonnie Randolph of East Chicago told the Associated Press of shock among residents as warnings of toxicity rapidly escalated. "Maybe it was intentional, or maybe by mistake. Maybe it was negligence."

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All city and county officials who allowed this toxic build-up in this area to happen, and to linger, should be tried, convicted, and serve hard time, as a lesson for any city or country official in this country even thinking about ignoring water quality.

Everyone who lived in the affected area should be tested for lead poisoning, and immediately. Through various treatments, you can get rid of lead in the system, but the damage done to young children is irreversible.

Aug 23 09:42

Big Biotech Looks to Make Third World Into West’s Genetically Modified Bread Basket

By Chris “Kikila” Perrin

GMOs (or Genetically Modified Organisms) — perhaps one of the sacred cow topics of anti-neoliberal, anti-globalization activist discourse, they are as confusingly scientific as vaccines and carry with them just as fervent criticism and defense.

For the most part, some of the suggested benefits of GMOs have fallen flat: Corporate claims that genetically modified crops provide an easy solution to the problem of world hunger have proven to be unsubstantiated, and the only positive results that GM crops tend to produce directly are those related to the wealth/poverty gap. Problematically, the biotech corporations that have created GM crops find refuge in the Global South — or so-called Third World — where corrupt governments appear happy to receive international money in exchange for turning their fields and populations into laboratories...

Aug 23 05:46

10 Orwellian moments found in the newly leaked private NSA newsletters

The Intercept recently began releasing batches of top secret internal newsletters from the most important division of the NSA, the Signals Intelligence Directorate, or SIGINT.

Aug 23 05:30

Cornell University student exposes his own university’s pro-GMO corruption in shocking open letter

My name is Robert, and I am a Cornell University undergraduate student. However, I’m not sure if I want to be one any more. Allow me to explain.

Aug 22 20:29

2,500 Native Americans Successfully Block Oil Pipeline Construction — State of Emergency Declared

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Last week, a few dozen Native Americans showed up to protest the $3.8 billion, 1,172-mile-long pipeline that would cross right through their sacred land. As word spread, however, the few dozen turned into more than 2,500 native Americans. Because of the large turnout, a brief victory ensued for the people after the developers of the four-state oil pipeline agreed to halt construction until after a federal hearing in the coming week.

Aug 22 09:31

Pesticides sprayed to fight Zika may be more harmful than Zika

The number of Zika cases spread by mosquito bites in Florida has risen to 25, and with the number expected to rise further, airplanes have been flying over Miami spraying naled, a neurotoxic insecticide which kills adult mosquitoes. Some scientists are warning that naled may be more dangerous than the Zika virus itself.

Aug 22 09:28

Is this some kind of sick joke? Check out McDonald’s new happy meal toy

McDonald’s, a company reviled as of late for its use of unhealthy ingredients, has decided to change course. Kind of.

Aug 22 09:26

GOVERNMENT LOGIC — STATE NOW TAXING UBER, LYFT TO GIVE MONEY TO TAXI UNIONS

As Leopold Khor observed in his important book, The Breakdown of Nations, large organizations have a tendency to become too bureaucratic and rigidified to retain the resilience necessary to make adaptations to changes in their world. In the business world, instead of changing or downsizing, large corporations lean on the power of government to prop them up by implementing laws which grant them advantages over their smaller competition. The most recent case of corporations using government power to maintain a failing monopoly is taking place in the Massachusetts taxi service. Because of the much more efficient ideas of Uber and Lyft and the novel design of their platforms, the archaic taxi industry is in decline. Instead of adapting to the changing climate of smartphone-based systems, taxi unions are doing what monopolies do best — having the government stifle their competition to legislate themselves an advantage.

Aug 21 20:27

The REAL M1 Abrams! Chapter 1: Overview

Works against 3rd world army's with 1950's tech. Against the big boys....not so good!

Uploaded on Dec 5, 2009
The M1 Abrams MBT is by far the most overrated tank of all time.

It's the world's most expensive and cumbersome tank, it costs more than any of it's contemporaries, and yet it's compat results fall well short of it's predecessors and contemporaries.

Yet, it's the most popular tank ever built.

This series will reveal the truth behind one of the worst tanks ever built. Namely, what it can and can't do (there's a LOT more of the latter), how and why it became what it is, how it compares to the other tanks out there, and more.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ePvNlfrxfw

Aug 21 19:55

Government Advises Airlines to Spray Pesticides on Passengers

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Have you ever felt sick after flying, only to assume it’s jetlag or a virus you picked up from another passenger? Well, think again! You might have been exposed to an insecticide, pesticides or other toxic chemicals – deliberately used by airline staff.

Aug 21 17:36

Government Tried To Stop This Family From Growing Food On Their Lawn And This Happened

Are Americans losing their right to grow their own food peacefully on private property? Check out this video where these happy-go-lucky homeowners-turned-vegetable-farmers explain how their city threatened to fine them $500 per day if they didn’t uproot their well-manicured, fruitful garden of goodies. While it would have been easy to cower under the pressure of the civic strong-arming, the couple realized that they weren’t just fighting to keep their own garden; they were fighting for everybody’s right to grow their own food.

Aug 21 16:27

One in Five Manufacturers in NY Cutting Jobs Due to Obamacare

One in five manufacturers in New York said they were reducing the number of their employees due to Obamacare, according to a survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Aug 21 16:04

The walking dead: Obamacare

Nearly every promise Obama made about Obamacare has turned out to be a flat-out lie. Both Congress and the courts have failed to stop the monster. Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has already promised to feed the beast, should she win in November. As voters, we have the weapons at our disposal to dispatch it once and for all. It’s up to us, kids. Kill Obamacare, or we’ll all be either walking or dead.

Aug 19 15:05

WHO Manual Directing "Authorities" on How to Respond to Vaccine Deniers in Public

The endlessly increasing vaccine push on the public, at the behest of pharmaceutical companies, can be looked at as nothing more than a psychological operation (PSYOP). From the European Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) comes the 2016 "Best Practice Guidance 1st Edition: How to Respond to Vocal Vaccine Deniers in Public". From this guide parents and communities will understand how to see through the simplistic messaging maneuvers and counter the ongoing public PSYOP.

Aug 19 09:53

As Feds Claim Cannabis Has “No Medicinal Use” FDA Approving Horse Tranquilizer for Depression

By Claire Bernish

Glaring evidence of the government’s drug war hypocrisy in the name of profit emerged Tuesday, with the announcement by Janssen Pharmaceuticals that the FDA placed ketamine on the fast track for approval to treat major depression.

Ketamine, also called escatimine — which has a reputation behind the scenes as a party drug, known as ‘Special K,’ for its sedative and sometimes hallucinatory effects — is currently most widely employed as a veterinary tranquilizer, though the Food and Drug Administration first approved human use in 1970...

Aug 18 17:07

City may reallocate $6M to fight Zika virus; spraying residents from the air more frequently; intensifying ground efforts

KEY WEST, Flor. (INTELLIHUB) — Officials in the city are divided whether or not to divert $6 million in funding that was already appropriated to be spent on city housing and parking projects to aid in the fight against the Zika virus, according to a local radio program which aired Thursday.

Aug 18 13:49

Economy going down with the ship?

T he Dry Bulk Shipping Index (BDI), is at five-year lows. That tells me the entire dry bulk shipping fleet is in the toilet. -- And one more thing: more ships are being scrapped than were scrapped in the darkest days of the Great Recession. What’s more, the average age of a recycled ship was 30 years. Today, that average is down to 15 years. -- No one is replacing the scrapped vessels with new ships, either. They’re scrapping old ships to get operating capital because there’s no real shipping business. Some tankers are regularly carrying more water ballast than cargo.

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