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Mar 18 08:55

Tillerson Urges China to Refrain From Retaliation Against THAAD in S Korea

It isn't economic retaliation Tillerson is bleating about. China moved some heavy EW jammers up to where they can jam THAAD making it useless against an NK riposte!
The Chinese say checkmate.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged China on Friday to refrain from creating economic policies which could hinder South Korea’s deployment of a US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-ballistic missile system.

"While we acknowledge China's opposition, its economic retaliation against South Korea is inappropriate and troubling. We ask China to refrain from such actions," Tillerson said during a press conference following his talks with South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se.

Mar 18 08:28

The Utter Hypocrisy of the Government in the Bundy Ranch Trial

The utter hypocrisy that is being demonstrated in the Bundy Ranch trial by those who swore an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution from both foreign and domestic enemies is quite telling as to the level of corruption we are seeing in our land today. Furthermore, it is demonstrating that many of those who have taken that oath not only don’t know what the Constitution says, but also have become the very domestic enemies they proclaim to oppose because of their ignorance.
“In a shocking statement made outside the earshot of the Jury this past Friday, Navarro said that she has no obligation to allow the defense to call the former Special Agent in Charge of the Bundy cattle impoundment to the stand for the purpose of impeaching his testimony to the grand jury.”

Mar 18 08:22

Mike Krieger: "Forget Russia, Donald Trump Works For Wall Street"

The evidence is overwhelming and indisputable at this point. Donald Trump is a phony, who has given his administration over to Wall Street crooks even more enthusiastically than his predecessors, and his predecessors were very enthusiastic.

I’ve written about this many times, and I warned throughout the campaign that my biggest fear was Trump is far too cozy with the finance industry, fake populist statements aside. His latest hire for the number two position at the Treasury Department once again proves the point.

As David Dayen reports in his excellent article at The Intercept, Donald Trump Isn’t Even Pretending to Oppose Goldman Sachs Anymore:

Mar 18 08:20

The Crumbling American Superpower

A Wall Street-driven agenda of globalization of US manufacturing and out-sourcing of production has left America a hollowed-out, crumbling Superpower. Since the 1980’s the United States has significantly under-invested in both new infrastructure and in renewing old. As US multinational corporations moved their factories overseas to cheap labor production in Mexico, then in Asia, especially China, and elsewhere, they found tax loopholes that allowed them to walk away from supporting the country that as recently as the 1960’s was the world industrial economic leading nation. Today US corporations hold $2.4 trillion in overseas profits that they keep abroad to avoid US taxes.

The result of all this neglect is that over the past three decades since the end of the 1980s, federal funding of major infrastructure projects such as dams has dropped by half, from 1 percent to 0.5 percent of GDP.

Infrastructure Report Card......

Mar 17 19:25

Protection for student loan defaulters rolled back

Not good! Wait til youread the interest rates. Are debtors prisons next?

March 17 (UPI) -- The Trump administration rolled back guidelines that barred debt collectors from charging high interest rates on past-due student loans.

Mar 17 16:32

Paranoid Schizophrenic Killed Young Woman With Screwdriver & ‘Chewed’ Her Face, Inquest Told

A paranoid schizophrenic man accused of “chewing” a young woman’s face after brutally murdering her was released from prison just two weeks earlier without medication or supervision, an inquest has heard.

Matthew Williams, 34, killed Cerys Yemm, 22, after attacking her with a screwdriver in his room at Sirhowy Arms Hotel Argoed, South Wales.

Mar 17 15:22

12.2 Million Signed Up for Obamacare in 2017, Half of What CBO Projected

These enrollment numbers are dramatically different than the CBO’s forecasted enrollment numbers in 2013. The CBO predicted that 24 million people would purchase coverage on the exchanges in 2017, nearly double the most recent enrollment figures.

Mar 17 13:00

A Step Towards De-Politicizing Science

The Trump administration has released its proposed 2018 budget, and within it are some things worth cheering. Trump’s “America First budget” includes needed cuts to the regulatory state, defunds efforts to purchase more Federal land, eliminates funding for 19 minor government agencies, and makes significant cuts to a number of more significant ones — including the State Department, HUD, and Commerce.

Mar 17 13:00

'We Decided Not To Go Forward With Additional Patients': Stem Cell Clinic Blinds 3 Women

One woman has been left completely blind and two others partially lost their sight after stem cells were injected into their eyeballs as part of a clinical trial. The experimental treatment was not approved by the Federal Drug Administration.

Mar 17 12:36

‘Tsunami of sewage spills’ at Mexican border ‘deliberate,’ says California mayor

The massive sewage spill in Tijuana, Mexico that polluted Southern California beaches last month appeared to be a deliberate move, a local official said.

More than 140 million gallons of sewage spilled into the Tijuana River in Mexico that flowed into the Pacific Ocean on the U.S. side of the border.

Serge Dedina, the mayor of Imperial Beach which is located about 10 miles outside Tijuana, told the Los Angeles Times the spill looks like it was “deliberate.”

“It saves (the Mexican agencies) a lot of money in pumping costs, and ultimately, they can get away with it and do it all the time, just on a much smaller scale,” Dedina said.

He described the incident as the “tsunami of sewage spills.”

Mar 17 11:44

Hanford, Wa. Nuclear Site Doctor Speaks Out Against DOE Safety Standards & Failure

Doctor Lewis oversees the health of 11,000 employees working at the Hanford nuclear waste site in Washington. Hanford is the most radioactive waste site in the United States. Doctor Lewis is blowing the whistle against rewording safety standards that would put employees at a higher risk of getting sick.

Mar 17 10:15

Mount Etna: BBC crew caught up in volcano blast

A BBC team and a number of tourists have suffered minor injuries after being caught up in an incident on the erupting volcano Mount Etna in Sicily.

"Many injured - some head injuries, burns, cuts and bruises," tweeted BBC science reporter Rebecca Morelle.

Lava flow mixed with steam had caused a huge explosion, which pelted the group with boiling rocks and steam, she said.

About eight people had been injured, with some evacuated from the mountain by rescue teams, she added.

Mar 17 09:38

NASA swerves serious cash cuts – but Earth climate probes, asteroid snatcher face axe

Funding was cut by $200m, and the total going to America's space agency is $19.1bn per year. Even so, NASA has had to cancel some popular programs. The mission to catch and bring an asteroid back to Earth for examination has been scrapped, as too are plans for a lander on Europa, although the Europa Clipper probe will still pay a visit to Jupiter's watery moon.

In a statement, NASA acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot said that while those two programs were being cut, the initial research carried out will still be used – notably the solar electric propulsion systems that were designed to bring an asteroid to Earth.

The planetary science budget has actually increased, so NASA can spend more on investigating other planets and moons. But the Earth science budget was cut 13 per cent, meaning the space agency will have to pull out of the climate-studying DSCOVR satellite system, and has cancelled other satellites due to study the Earth's ecosystem.

Mar 17 09:06

Teacher Disciplined After Speaking About Dangers Of Vaccines

A science teacher from Canada has come under fire after urging students to learn about the potential dangers of vaccines.

Mar 17 09:01

Video: Arkansas Rushes To Execute 8 Men Using Drug Linked To Painful, Botched Executions

The state of Arkansas is planning to execute eight men within a 10-day period in April—that’s nearly a quarter of its entire death row population.

Mar 17 08:22

Jeff Sessions Goes Full 'Reefer Madness' on Pot

Attorney general says marijuana is "only slightly less awful" than heroin

Attorney General Jeff Sessions continued a personal campaign to demonize marijuana, calling cannabis a "life-wrecking dependency" that is "only slightly less awful" than heroin in a speech on violent crime in Richmond, Virginia, Wednesday.

Insisting that the federal government should return to a Nancy Reagan-style, 1980s anti-drug campaign – "educating people and telling them the terrible truth" about controlled substances – Sessions conflated the nation's opioid addiction and overdose crisis, which now claims 140 lives a day, with marijuana, a drug he said will "destroy your life."

Mar 16 19:55

Weight Loss Strains

Trying to shed some weight? You might be surprised by this weight loss tip; Start using cannabis. While cannabis has long been known for its appetite inducing effects, research is now indicating that it can actually help lower BMI and reduce obesity. In fact, states with medical cannabis laws have even seen a 2-6 percent reduction in obesity rates. So how does cannabis pull off this weight loss trick? And more importantly, how can we harness its power for our own weight loss goals?

Mar 16 15:24

The Incredible Effects of Cannabis On Weight Loss and Metabolism

Marco Torres, Prevent Disease
Waking Times

As cannabis becomes more integrated within mainstream culture, millions are becoming more educated on the many benefits of THC and cannabinoids. Not only does cannabis consumption lower insulin resistance, but it also improves fasting insulin and facilitates metabolic function. More athletes and even those engaged in moderate recreational fitness have incredible benefits from daily consumption of the once demonized plant.

Coupled with the pain-relieving effects of both plant and human-derived cannabinoids, cannabis and exercise seem to go hand in hand if you’re looking to improve your physical health.

Mar 16 15:13

Google’s DeepMind Makes An AI Program That Learns Like A HUMAN By Using Old Knowledge To Solve New Problems

Spending several days playing Space Invaders may seem like a waste of time.

But it has just been used to prove the viability of a technique which could one day allow AI to match human intelligence – and eventually surpass it.

Mar 16 13:12

Merck Sued In Federal Court Over Their Shingles Vaccine

Big Pharma Merck and Co. are being sued over their shingles vaccine Zostavax.

Mar 16 12:53

NO SCIENCE ALLOWED: Science teacher disciplined for demonstrating why vaccines are so toxic to human brains

The complaints against Mr. Sullivan appear to have focused on how disruptive his comments were to the planned vaccination event rather than the accuracy or inaccuracy of his views. The reality of vaccine risks for death and serious side effects has been acknowledged by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). All of these organizations have stated that vaccines may cause adverse reactions and death in a small percentage of patients. According to the CDC, “although immunization has successfully reduced the incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases, vaccination can cause both minor and, rarely, serious side effects.”2

Mar 16 11:29

The Impacts of Vaccines: Aluminum, Autoimmunity, Autism and Alzheimer’s

There are a number of whistle-blower experts (see below) who are trying to alert doctors, journalists and law-makers to the dangers of Big Pharma’s highly profitable over-vaccination business plan. These out-numbered and silenced whistle-blowers are stepping on some very big toes, namely huge multinational pharmaceutical corporations that have large numbers of clever lawyers, cunning front groups, well-paid lobbyists and control of what gets reported on the mainstream news. That combination can easily destroy the careers of honest altruistic researchers that threaten their financial bottom line – and they have – most dramatically and cruelly in the case of Dr Andrew Wakefield (watch one of his powerful talks on YouTube).

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If you have not seen the film "Vaxxed", I encourage you to buy/rent it, and see it through to the end.

How the CDC "cherry picked" the data on vaccines, and covering up the data about potential danger to children, in the name of pharmaceutical profits, will leave you gobsmacked.

I am sharing our copy this Sunday with a friend at church, who has a precious toddler son I want to see grow up healthily, and make his mark in the world; I know that my friend is going to be very angry at what has been presented to him by his medical practitioner, in terms of the alleged "safety" of the vaccines his son has been given to date.

Mar 16 10:29

Three women blinded by 'off-the-charts dangerous' stem cell trial that was meant to cure mild vision loss

Three women have been blinded after receiving an unproven 'off-the-charts dangerous' stem cell treatment in a botched clinical trial.

Within a week of undergoing the therapy at a clinic in Florida, the patients suffered complications including vision loss, detached retinas and bleeding.

They are now totally blind and unlikely to recover.

The staggering result, reported in the New England Medical Journal, has prompted warnings of the risks to patients taking part in studies of experimental stem cell therapies.

Mar 16 10:16

America's opioid epidemic has made the US the WORST country in the world for the abuse of heroin and similar drugs

The United States is now the worst country in the world for the abuse of heroin and other opiates, a study has found.

A new report published by the International Narcotics Control Board measures the global use of opioids, the class of powerful drugs which includes heroin and many of the strongest prescription painkillers, around the world.

The report found that Americans are being prescribed opioids much more frequently than citizens in any other country.

It also concluded that US citizens, despite making up only five per cent of the global population, are consuming more than 99 per cent of the world’s supply of hydrocodone.

Mar 16 10:06

Sir Patrick Stewart reveals he uses marijuana every day to help deal with debilitating arthritis symptoms

Patrick Stewart has revealed that he uses medical marijuana daily to help him deal with the symptoms of his arthritis.

The veteran actor, 76, made the admission as he threw his support behind a UK-first research initiative by Oxford University which aims to explore the benefits of cannabis-based medicines.

In a powerful statement, the X Men star explained that he uses an ointment, spray and edible marijuana medicine to help him with his condition.

Mar 16 09:29

RUSSIA RECRUITING FOR ITS MOON BOUND COSMONAUTS

Roscosmos has certainly come a long way in the past few decades. After facing an uncertain future in the 1990s, the federal space agency has rebounded to become a major player in space and a crucial partner in the International Space Station. And in the coming years, Roscosmos hopes to expand its reach further, with missions planned to the Moon and even Mars.

Towards this end, on Tuesday, March 14th, the agency announced that it is conducting a recruitment drive for new cosmonauts. All are welcome, the agency stressed, to apply to become the next-generation of space explorers (provided they meet the criteria). And if all goes as planned, a few lucky applicants will be the first members of the Russian space program to “fly to the Moon.”

Mar 16 09:28

Female Physicist Creates World’s First Government-Approved Birth Control App

The first and only internationally certified contraceptive app is now awaiting approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. If approved, Natural Cycles would provide Americans a government-approved drug-free and therefore side-effect-free alternative in a market saturated with hormonal and abortive birth control.

Mar 16 08:38

World Health Organization: Smart Meters Are Making People Ill

Smart meters cause a “cornucopia of health issues” for occupants of the 57 million American homes equipped with the new technology, according to the World Health Organization and Cancer.org.

Mar 16 08:28

Trump Nominates Another Goldman Banker For Key Treasury Position

Not good!

In the latest creeping takeover by Goldman Sachs of the White House, overnight the White House announced that Donald Trump will nominate another Goldman Sachs banker, James Donovan, for a key financial post as deputy Treasury secretary, the White House said on Tuesday, adding another alumnus of the Wall Street investment bank to his administration. Donovan joins his former peers, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and chief Economic advisor, Gary Cohn, who are also former Goldman executives who occupy senior economic posts within the administration.

Mar 16 08:28

Common painkillers linked to increased risk of heart failure, BMJ finds

The study found that people who had taken any NSAID in the previous 14 days had a 19% increased risk of hospital admission for heart failure compared with people who had used NSAIDs at any point in the past. The BMJ research was led by a team from the University of Milano-Bicocca in Italy.

The risk of admission for heart failure increased for seven traditional NSAIDs (diclofenac, ibuprofen, indomethacin, ketorolac, naproxen, nimesulide, and piroxicam) and two COX 2 inhibitors (etoricoxib and rofecoxib). The increased risk of hospital admission ranged from 16% for naproxen to 83% for ketorolac.

Mar 16 08:25

Six-and a half-foot tall robot can move 9 MPH and jump 4 feet high

Boston Dynamics is at it again, working on a new robot that seems to be far more agile and capable than their Atlas model.

Mar 16 08:02

Myocarditis after Vaccination

“Vaccination causes myocarditis in 3% of healthy patients (Helle, Koskenvuo, Heikkilaet al.1978; Amsel, Hanukoglu, Friedet al.1986) . Part of this can be explained by circulating antigen precipitating in the heart tissue however people often develop autoantibodies to myocardial tissue after damage to the heart (Rose, Herskowitz, Neumannet al.1988) and this response may be exacerbated by a vaccine draining into a lymph node where the autoimmune process is developing. In either case the myocarditis induced by vaccination can lead to chronic autoimmune destruction of the myocardial tissue. ”

Mar 15 15:23

Science Teacher May Be Disciplined for Urging Students Be Informed of Vaccination Risks

In March 2015, science teacher Timothy Sullivan approached public health nurses administering vaccines to high school students at his school in Waterford, Ontario, Canada and asked whether they had appropriately informed the students about the potential risks of the shots they were giving. He noted that the teenagers were required to give informed consent and the nurses, therefore, had the obligation to make sure they were fully informed.1

Mr. Sullivan also made the point that, “some of the components in the vaccines were deemed ‘toxic’ in his science lab.” The nurse allegedly answered that they alerted parents and teens about common vaccine risks like fever or soreness at the injection site and she claimed that “a screening tool allows nurses to assess if there are any underlying conditions that would trigger a more serious reaction among students” and added that “the risk of death from receiving a vaccine is so very, very rare.”1

Mar 15 15:21

Heartbreaking letter from dying EPA scientist begs Monsanto “moles” inside the agency to stop lying about dangers of RoundUp

In this letter, EPA scientist Marion Copley begs Monsanto “mole” Jess Rowland to do his job and protect the public rather than protecting Monsanto’s profit interests, saying, “For once in your life, listen to me and don’t play your political conniving games with the science to favor the registrants. For once do the right thing and don’t make decisions based on how it affects your bonus.”

Mar 15 12:03

Scott Adams: Start-ups that Lower the Cost of Health Care

Most of the remaining problems in the world are information problems in disguise. For example, our politicians in the United States are trying to figure out how to provide health insurance to low-income people without breaking the budget.

It looks impossible, at least with our political system as it stands.

So I thought I would help.

Mar 15 11:39

The Deep Pacific Ocean Is Broken/Dead; Devoid Of Life For Thousands Of Miles, Where It Used To Be Filled With Life, Tide Pools From Mexico To BC Sterilized, Devoid Of 99 Percent Of What Used To Be There

A different kind of dead zone in the Pacific may potentially be slowly moving towards the US, as described by a sailboat captain below. This dead zone may be due to a combination of the tsunami washout from Japan, plus the added layer of radiation coming from the Fukushima mega nuclear disaster that continues up to today. Fukushima is still pouring massive quantities of radioactive water into the Pacific, right up to today. This mega nuclear disaster is just beginning and it is getting worse and worse.

The nuclear industry and mass media stopped covering Fukushima, or they claim it is in cold shutdown, and normal decommissioning. Low dose radiation is 'harmless' according to pro nuclear apologists and biologists repeating it ad nauseum. But is that really true?

Mar 15 11:37

Poaching In Europe’s Suburbs

It was a matter of time. The war of poachers against those attempting to conserve species, and the animals themselves, took a gruesome turn this week. At the Parc Zoologique de Thoiry outside Paris, a southern white rhinoceros named Vince was shot three times, with one horn sawn by attackers keen to bring the predations of the ivory market to Europe. (The second horn was only partially sawn.)

Mar 15 10:41

Ibuprofen: Calls for sales restrictions on painkiller due to cardiac arrest risk

Ibuprofen should not be sold over the counter, researchers have said after discovering it increases the risk of cardiac arrest by 31 per cent.

The common painkiller, currently available in supermarkets and corner shops, is a type of medicine known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen found other NSAIDs, such as diclofenac, present an even greater risk of cardiac arrest – when the heart suddenly stops pumping blood around the body.

Gunnar Gislason, who led the study, called the findings a "stark reminder that NSAIDs are not harmless" and said ibuprofen and similar drugs should only be sold in pharmacies, in limited quantities and in low doses.

Mar 15 10:01

Are patients dying from chemo and not cancer itself?

New research has revealed that cancer isn’t the only thing killing cancer patients. Many times, the treatment itself is what turns out to be the cause of death.

For the first time ever, a team of researchers decided to look at how many cancer patients were dying within the first 30 days of chemotherapy treatment. This particular data would indicate that the medication was most likely the cause of death, rather than the cancer.

Data from more than 23,000 women with breast cancer and nearly 10,000 men with 9634 non-small cell lung cancer who received chemotherapy in 2014 was collected for the study. A staggering 1,383 people treated died within 30 days of beginning their regimen.

Mar 15 09:39

Extremely Vicious Cycle That Leads To Mass Extinctions Exposed - Is One Now Playing Out Before Our Very Eyes?

According to a recent study shared in this new story by Science Daily, one of the greatest mass extinctions in history was due to an ice age, not the Earth's warming. As they report, the 95% elimination of sea life during the Permian-Triassic years was long believed by scientists to have been caused by the warming of the Earth but researchers now have proof it was brought on by a short ice age...an ice age they now believe was triggered by a series of massive volcanic eruptions.

Mar 15 09:26

Monsanto Colluded With EPA, Was Unable To Prove Roundup Does Not Cause Cancer, Unsealed Court Docs Reveal

For years the company has assured farmers that their weed killing product was absolutely safe to use. As proof, Monsanto touted the approval of the chemical by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

That said, newly unsealed court documents released earlier today seemingly reveal a startling effort on the part of both Monsanto and the EPA to work in concert to kill and/or discredit independent, albeit inconvenient, cancer research conducted by the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).

Mar 15 08:04

Enemy Of Reason: Behind The Mask Of Pro-GMO Neoliberal Ideology

Professor Shanthu Shantharam recently wrote a response to Viva Kermani’s well thought out article about injecting some honesty into the debate about genetically modified (GM) food and crops. Both pieces appeared the Indian publication Swarajya.

Shantharam’s response is typical of what we have come to expect from him: a mixture of abuse, personal attacks and gross misrepresentation of both issues and facts.

Mar 15 07:52

China Prepares to Counter US THAAD Missile Defense System in South Korea

Smooth move Trump! War with China seems to be on the agenda!

China is preparing countermeasures against the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system in South Korea, which involve anti-missile equipment intended to neutralize signals from THAAD radars, media reported citing retired Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Gen. Wang Hongguang.

Two Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptors are launched during a successful intercept test.

Mar 15 07:42

“Ryancare” Dead on Arrival: Can We Please Now Try Single Payer?

The new American Health Care Act has been unveiled, and critics are calling it more flawed even than the Obamacare it was meant to replace. Dubbed “Ryancare” or “Trumpcare” (over the objection of White House staff), the Republican health care bill is under attack from left and right, with even conservative leaders calling it “Obamacare Lite”, “bad policy”, a “warmed-over substitute,” and “dead on arrival.”

The problem for both administrations is that they have been trying to fund a bloated, inefficient, and overpriced medical system with scarce taxpayer funds, without capping its costs. US healthcare costs in 2016 averaged $10,345 per person, for a total of $3.35 trillion dollars, a full 18 percent of the entire economy, twice as much as in other industrialized countries.

Ross Perot, who ran for president in 1992, had the right idea: he said all we have to do is to look at other countries that have better health care at lower cost and copy them.

Mar 15 07:37

Trump Faces PAC Ultimatum To End DACA Amnesty For Illegals

(Raleigh, NC) Americans for Legal Immigration PAC is issuing an ultimatum to President Donald Trump to honor his campaign promise to end his and Obama's DACA Amnesty orders or the national organization will rescind its standing endorsement for Trump originally issued on February 29, 2016.

If Trump does not end his DACA Amnesty for illegals without replacement by Tax Day (April 17), 2017, the loss of ALIPAC's support and endorsement will signal the immigration enforcement movement, Tea Party movement, and American public that Trump can't be trusted on the powerful campaign issue that made his victory over Bush and Clinton possible.

ALIPAC is also launching a national outreach campaign to locate, organize, and mobilize American activists who are willing to stand up and hold Trump accountable for his campaign promises on immigration law enforcement while fighting legislative amnesty in Congress at the same time.

Mar 14 19:20

Our Choice: Government Medical Care vs. Freedom

By Scott Lazarowitz

It should be of no surprise that establishment Republicans in Congress are rearranging the deck chairs from ObamaCare to “ObamaCare Lite,” in their saving the Affordable Care Act (ACA) from being fully repealed.

But conservative opponents, such as Senators Rand Paul and Mike Lee, who want ObamaCare fully repealed, are still not going far enough.

The problem is that other government entitlement schemes are interconnected with ObamaCare, and avoiding the “pain” of change would require repealing the other schemes. After all, the reason why medical care has gotten so expensive is because of government interventions, which distort decision-making by medical care providers, drug makers and patients, and drives up the prices...

Mar 14 16:34

Warning as mystery gases in Northern Lights play HAVOC with GPS systems and drones

SCIENTISTS are warning of an unknown "new instability mechanism" that could play havoc with GPS systems, mobile phones and drones following a new study.

Mar 14 15:02

Stand for the Truth: A Government Researcher Speaks Out — Featuring Peter Ketcham, a former #NIST employee

In August of 2016, a former employee of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) began looking into the reports his agency had released years earlier on the collapse of the World Trade Center. What he found shook him to the core.

In this poignant half-hour interview, Peter Michael Ketcham tells his story of discovering that the organization where he had worked for 14 years had deliberately suppressed the truth about the most pivotal event of the 21st century.

Through his willingness to look openly at what he failed to see in front of him for 15 years, Mr. Ketcham inspires us to believe that we can all muster the courage to confront the truth — and, in so doing, finally heal the wounds of 9/11.

Mar 14 14:00

Who got rich off the student debt crisis

A generation ago, Congress privatized a student loan program intended to give more Americans access to higher education.

In its place, lawmakers created another profit center for Wall Street and a system of college finance that has fed the nation’s cycle of inequality. Step by step, Congress has enacted one law after another to make student debt the worst kind of debt for Americans – and the best kind for banks and debt collectors.

Today, just about everyone involved in the student loan industry makes money off students – the banks, private investors, even the federal government.

Mar 14 13:15

The String-Loop Theory That Might Finally Untangle The Universe

AS THE bell rings for the final round, both fighters are in their corners. The heavyweight champion is panting, against the ropes. The underdog is sprawled on the opposite side, bruised, tired but determined.

Mar 14 12:52

China Initiative Wants To Help Trump's 2026 U.S.A. Vision; British Intelligence Wants To Impeach or Kill Him

Interesting considering the recent revelation that Obama had the Brits spying on Trump.

If the growing number of reports that Donald Trump and Xi Jinping will meet in Florida next month are true, the way is open for President Trump to collaborate with China's global growth and progress driver -- the so-called New Silk Road or Belt and Road Initiative -- as Barack Obama refused to do. The horizon goals Trump set out for America's "250th Anniversary" in 2026 -- peace with nations including our current "adversaries," a renewed modern economic infrastructure, "our footsteps on distant worlds" -- would then have far better prospect of being reached. Those goals are not on the leadership's agenda of either of the United States' warring political parties.

Mar 14 12:39

The Full Damage of Facebook Billionaire Sean Parker's Fantasy Wedding

When California regulators told Sean Parker that the elaborate, Tolkienesque set for his wedding wasn't permitted, he went along anyway. Was this just eco-oversensitivity? Nope: Parker's grotesque ceremonial mound was a redwood-damaging, erosion-spilling indulgence.

From a new report by the California Coastal Commission (unearthed by The Atlantic's Alexis Madrigal), it's clear that Parker didn't give a damn about the consequences of an artificial castle in pristine woodlands—"Neraida," the company he created just to oversee his wedding, didn't obtain any necessary permits. He and his wife wanted a dream wedding with elven cottages, and they were going to get it, even if it meant settling with state regulators for $2.5 million after the fact. When you help make Facebook a billion-strong global entity, you don't worry about permits, my friend. Permits are for the rest of us.

Mar 14 11:46

Russian scientists to transmit Sun energy to Earth after 2020

Russian scientists will create a system after 2020 to transmit the Sun's energy to the Earth from satellites on its orbit, the State Space Corporation Roscosmos said on Tuesday. "By now, we have finished research work - our scientists have developed an experimental stand with a solar-pumping oxygen-iodine laser. A draft technical assignment for R&D work for this invention has been fully prepared. It is planned that the final stage of developing laser systems for transforming solar energy will be accomplished after 2020," the Roscosmos press office quoted First Deputy CEO of Shvabe Holding Company (part of state hi-tech corporation Rostec) Sergei Popov as saying. As Rostec said, these systems will be mounted on orbital satellites. "The use of the oxygen-iodine laser Foil with direct solar pumping and a capacity of 1 GWt will help transform stellar energy into laser irradiation.

Mar 14 11:19

Scrubbed from textbooks: The U.S. government’s national experiment in extermination

In desperation to make effective the floundering Prohibition on alcohol, the U.S. government — unable to convince the public consumption of booze constituted a moral transgression — intentionally poisoned the supply in a last-ditch attempt to enforce State-mandated sobriety.

Mar 14 10:25

Monsanto Attempt To Block Glyphosate From California Cancer List Tossed By Judge

A California state court has dismissed a legal challenge by multinational agribusiness firm Monsanto that seeks to bar the state from adding glyphosate, the lead ingredient in the company’s Roundup herbicide, to a list of cancer-causing chemicals.

On March 10, Fresno County Superior Court Judge Kristi Culver Kapetan ruled against Monsanto’s challenge to a provision of Proposition 65, a California voter initiative passed in 1986 that requires the state’s governor to publicize a list of chemicals known to cause cancer.

Mar 14 10:06

Dirty Dozen List Of Fruits And Veggies With Most Pesticides 2017

Avoid The Top 12 List Of Fruits And Veggies Ridden With Pesticides Not all of us can afford organic produce, that’s why the annual “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean Fifteen” list is so helpful when we navigate grocery stores and farmers markets. For the last 13 years, the Environmental Working Group (EWG),…

Mar 14 09:14

Monsanto attempt to block glyphosate from California cancer list tossed by judge

A California state court has dismissed a legal challenge by multinational agribusiness firm Monsanto that seeks to bar the state from adding glyphosate, the lead ingredient in the company's Roundup herbicide, to a list of cancer-causing chemicals.

On March 10, Fresno County Superior Court Judge Kristi Culver Kapetan ruled against Monsanto's challenge to a provision of Proposition 65, a California voter initiative passed in 1986 that requires the state's governor to publicize a list of chemicals known to cause cancer.

Mar 14 09:08

Denninger Warns On Coming Collapse: “Exactly How This Thing Detonates and Who Dies Is Very Hard To Figure Out”

On Monday House Majority leader Paul Ryan warned that if his health care plan fails to pass then the Obamacare system will collapse. It’s a sentiment that The Market Ticker founder Karl Denninger has shared for years, citing basic arithmetic that shows the Affordable Care Act passed in 2009 simply cannot be sustained.

But before you get excited about the possible repeal of current laws that are to be replaced by Ryan’s new GOP bill, consider that the new bill is destined to fail for the very same reasons. It’s a simple math problem and the math shows there is not enough money to cover the costs for a health care system rooted in corruption and monopolistic tendencies, regardless of what Paul Ryan, President Trump or their opponents in Congress say.

Mar 14 08:52

NASA heliophysicist admits they have already sprayed us with a mood-stabilizing drug

If you believe that governments of this world wouldn’t use the general populace you as a lab rats, think again.

Mar 14 07:43

MONSANTO ATTEMPT TO BLOCK GLYPHOSATE FROM CALIFORNIA CANCER LIST TOSSED BY JUDGE

A California state court has dismissed a legal challenge by multinational agribusiness firm Monsanto that seeks to bar the state from adding glyphosate, the lead ingredient in the company’s Roundup herbicide, to a list of cancer-causing chemicals.

On March 10, Fresno County Superior Court Judge Kristi Culver Kapetan ruled against Monsanto’s challenge to a provision of Proposition 65, a California voter initiative passed in 1986 that requires the state’s governor to publicize a list of chemicals known to cause cancer.

The California Office of Environmental Health Health Hazard Assessment proposed to add glyphosate to the Proposition 65 list after the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified the chemical as a probable human carcinogen in 2015.

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Good!

And please remember: the crops which go into many major breakfast cereal brands are sprayed with glyphosate.

Top Breakfast Cereals that Contain Monsanto’s GMO Corn

Mar 13 17:42

NASA reveals plans for joint Venus mission with Russia to send a probe and lander to 'Earth's evil twin'

NASA has teamed up with the Russian space program to study ‘Earth’s evil twin.’

Scientists sponsored by the US space agency will meet with the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Space Research Institute (IKI) next week to discuss plans for the exploration of Venus, NASA revealed today.

In the proposed Venera-D mission, scientists plan to send a Russian space probe to orbit Venus for up to three years, along with a lander that will operate for a few hours on the harsh surface.

Mar 13 15:49

We Are Power

John Trudell, in this amazing speech made on Thanksgiving Day 1979, shortly after Three Mile Island happened, really says it all about Nuclear Energy. This speech was made 7 years before Chernobyl Accident, and 32 years before the Fukushima Accident. His work and his words are beyond inspirational…and they are brutal truth, raw and beautiful.

Mar 13 15:22

SCIENCE FACT: Chicken pox vaccine is made with “human embryonic lung cell cultures” and human diploid cell cultures from aborted fetal tissue

Every individual or organization that tells you chicken pox vaccines are not made with human fetal tissue cell lines is engaged in science denialism.

It is an irrefutable science fact that varicella (chicken pox) vaccines are made with not just aborted human fetal tissue cell lines, but also cells take from guinea pigs and cows. In effect, a chicken pox vaccine is a multi-species blood and tissue cocktail of DNA and chemicals being mainlined into your tissue and blood.

This is all openly admitted by the CDC itself which lists the excipient ingredients used in common vaccines such as chicken pox, MMR and TDaP. Here’s what the CDC says is used in Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine, current as of January 6, 2017. You can see this list for yourself at this CDC.gov link. If the CDC removes their document, we’ve saved a copy at this Natural News link:

Mar 13 14:34

HAHA! WHAT THIS MSNBC LIBERAL JUST SAID ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH UNTIL YOU GO PEE

Liberals don’t even know what to do about President Donald Trump. So, they’re basically just losing brain-cells by the minute these days. While on Chris Matthews’ Hardball show on MSNBC, one liberal said global warming was the “single biggest” threat to the United States. Yes, you read that correctly.

Mar 13 11:34

Study Shows Roundup Weedkiller Causes Liver Disease At Extremely Low Concentrations

If the toxic herbicide glyphosate had not provided enough reasons to justify a ban, a new study published in Scientific Reports is doing just that. This study has revealed that Roundup, of which glyphosate is the main ingredient, has the potential to cause non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. The study involved a test…

Mar 13 10:17

Mercury Dental Amalgams Are Linked To Chronic Illness, Fatigue, Depression And Anxiety

It might seem surprising to some but in 2017 there is still debate in the medical community as to whether or not dental mercury amalgams are safe. Despite voluminous amounts of evidence suggesting that mercury fillings are incredibly toxic, many dentists and medical doctors maintain that there is no major side effects…

Mar 13 09:51

Gluten-Free Diet Can Expose You To More Heavy Metals Like Mercury

According to a new report in the journal Epidemiology, people who eat a gluten-free diet may actually be at higher risk for exposure to arsenic and mercury. This is quite concerning considering the growing popularity of the gluten-free diet with a quarter of Americans having gone gluten-free in 2015. That was a…

Mar 13 09:09

A SHORT HISTORY OF US GOVERNMENT RESPECT FOR HUMAN LIFE

Does our government respect human life the way it claims to do?

Hardly. And being a soldier is no deterrent.

Ignore for a moment the lies surrounding 9-11, TWA 800, the USS Iowa, and the Gulf of Tonkin, and step back into horrid history with me.

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Mar 13 08:25

Enemy Of Reason: Behind The Mask Of Pro-GMO Neoliberal Ideology

Professor Shanthu Shantharam recently wrote a response to Viva Kermani’s well thought out article about injecting some honesty into the debate about genetically modified (GM) food and crops. Both pieces appeared the Indian publication Swarajya.

Shantharam’s response is typical of what we have come to expect from him: a mixture of abuse, personal attacks and gross misrepresentation of both issues and facts.

Mar 13 08:16

SICKO: California State Sen. Richard Pan caught on video LYING about aborted human fetal cell tissue used in vaccines

California state senator Richard Pan just can’t stop lying about vaccines. Two years ago, he was caught blatantly lying about mercury in vaccines, attempting to push the blatantly false, anti-science fiction that mercury is somehow safe to inject into children. Now, he’s been caught on video, falsely claiming that aborted human fetal tissue cell lines are not used in vaccines when even the CDC list them prominently in the excipients (ingredients) lists for multiple vaccines

Mar 13 07:48

Photos taken weeks before Oroville Dam spillway broke show something wrong

Something was wrong with the Oroville Dam spillway weeks before the Department of Water Resources noticed a hole in the concrete.

Two photos taken by photographers from this newspaper show discoloration and possible damage to the concrete of the spillway at the spot where a gaping hole opened Feb. 7. Those pictures were taken Jan. 13 and Jan. 27.

When asked for a response to the photos, California Natural Resources Agency deputy secretary for communication Nancy Vogel wrote in an email to this newspaper, “Oroville dam was frequently inspected by multiple state and federal agencies. Reports of those inspections did not reveal any major causes for concern. DWR will soon name a panel of independent experts to investigate the cause of the main spillway failure and ascertain if such a failure could occur again. We hope that what we learn about the cause of this incident and how to prevent it elsewhere will help dam owners around the world.”

She did not ask to view the photos.

Mar 13 07:48

Is there too much water behind Oroville Dam? Critics say Army Corps standards unsafe

Long before a fractured spillway plunged Oroville Dam into the gravest crisis in its 48-year history, officials at a handful of downstream government agencies devised a plan they believed would make the dam safer: Store less water there.

Mar 12 09:35

How Rothschild Inc. Saved Donald Trump

In the early 1980’s Donald Trump was an up and coming real estate developer in New York. There was no connection between the Trump name and casinos or gambling. The obvious nature of the name Trump and its definition related to gambling and card games foretold of the massive empire which would develop in the coming years.

In 1987 Donald Trump purchased his first casino interests when he acquired 93% of the shares in Resorts International. Resorts International has a sordid history which began in the early 1950’s when it evolved from a CIA and Mossad front company which had been established for the purpose of money laundering the profits from drug trafficking, gambling, and other illegal activities.

Mar 12 09:07

Amish Grandpa Farmer Found Guilty On ALL Counts Involving His Homemade Salves – Faces Up to 48 Years in Prison

We are SHOCKED and saddened to report that on March 2nd, Amish farmer (and father and grandfather) Samuel Girod- who we have reported on before– was found guilty by a federal jury for making and distributing herbal products on his family farm. The FDA requires manufacturers of defined drugs to register their facility with them and the Girod farm is not registered. He will be sentenced by a judge on June 16 at 10 a.m.

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I am re-running this story as I received emails that this website is now being blocked by some of the "net nanny" filters as a harmful site.

Mar 12 08:54

US Immunization Schedule Recommends 26 Vaccinations For Children Under 1, Highest In World And Ranks 34th In Infant Mortality

A new study published today in the Journal of Human and Experimental Toxology found that countries that administer a higher number of vaccines during the first year of life experience higher infant mortality rates.

Mar 12 08:21

Iceland knows how to stop teen substance abuse - but the rest of the world isn’t listening

Today, Iceland tops the European table for the cleanest-living teens. The percentage of 15- and 16-year-olds who had been drunk in the previous month plummeted from 42 per cent in 1998 to 5 per cent in 2016. The percentage who have ever used cannabis is down from 17 per cent to 7 per cent. Those smoking cigarettes every day fell from 23 per cent to just 3 per cent.

The way the country has achieved this turnaround has been both radical and evidence-based, but it has relied a lot on what might be termed enforced common sense. “This is the most remarkably intense and profound study of stress in the lives of teenagers that I have ever seen,” says Milkman. “I’m just so impressed by how well it is working.”

If it was adopted in other countries, Milkman argues, the Icelandic model could benefit the general psychological and physical wellbeing of millions of kids, not to mention the coffers of healthcare agencies and broader society. It’s a big if.

Mar 11 15:21

Scott Gottlieb, big pharma advocate, tapped to lead FDA

Another Swamp Critter!

(UPI) -- President Donald Trump has named conservative physician Scott Gottlieb to lead the Food and Drug Administration, winning praise from pharmaceutical companies.

Gottlieb, 44, was the deputy commissioner of the FDA under former President George W. Bush and has had long ties as an advocate for drug companies, a fact that prompted criticism from some consumer groups who said he may be too deferential to big pharma as he oversees the FDA's drug approval process.

Mar 11 11:28

6 YEARS LATER: Fukushima evacuees face 'forced' return as subsidies withdrawn

Thousands of people who fled the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant six years ago will soon lose their housing subsidies, forcing some to consider returning despite lingering concerns over radiation in their former neighbourhoods.

The measure, condemned by campaigners as a violation of the evacuees’ right to live in a safe environment, will affect an estimated 27,000 people who were not living inside the mandatory evacuation zone imposed after Fukushima became the scene of the worst nuclear accident in Japanese history.

Mar 11 10:30

USA: Highest Vaccination Rate in the World Has the Worst Health

That “worst health” label includes a ranking of 34th in the world with infant mortality.

In other words, the USA has the 34th worst infant survival with its highest rate of vaccinations. Some are directly from multiple vaccinations administered.

But the USA leads the world in infant vaccinations, those administered during the first year after their births – 26 vaccinations during that time.

Mar 11 09:36

Rookie docs can work longer, 24-hour shifts under new rules

Rookie doctors can work up to 24 hours straight under new work limits taking effect this summer — a move supporters say will enhance training and foes maintain will do just the opposite.

A Chicago-based group that establishes work standards for U.S. medical school graduates has voted to eliminate a 16-hour cap for first-year residents. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education announced the move Friday as part of revisions that include reinstating the longer limit for rookies — the same maximum allowed for advanced residents.

An 80-hour per week limit for residents at all levels remains in place under the new rules.

Dr. Anai Kothari, a third-year resident on a council panel that recommended the changes, says he only occasionally works 24-hour shifts. The extra hours give him time to finish up with patients instead of being sent home in the middle of a case, said Kothari, who works at Loyola University Medical Center near Chicago.

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This is completely insane, and will cause medical accidents, if not deaths; this practice is morally irresponsible in the extreme.

Mar 11 08:12

CDC's 'Nightmare Bacteria' Reveals Need for Natural Medicine

Globally, great fear has been generated by the CDC Director's recent description of a "Nightmare Bacteria" resistant to all medications, capable of killing 1 in every 2 people whose blood becomes infected with it. But isn't the primary problem that the drugs aren't working, and that natural medical solutions are needed now more than ever?

Mar 11 08:03

Amish Grandpa Farmer Found Guilty On ALL Counts Involving His Homemade Salves – Faces Up to 48 Years in Prison

We are SHOCKED and saddened to report that on March 2nd, Amish farmer (and father and grandfather) Samuel Girod- who we have reported on before– was found guilty by a federal jury for making and distributing herbal products on his family farm. The FDA requires manufacturers of defined drugs to register their facility with them and the Girod farm is not registered. He will be sentenced by a judge on June 16 at 10 a.m.

Mar 11 06:59

Manufacturing consent in science: The diabolical twist

“Science plays a larger and larger role in running the world. But much of it is misleading science, slanted, cooked, biased, stepped on, false, and invented out of thin air.” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

Mar 10 14:28

Obamacare II – Return of the Walking Dead

Hillary Clinton isn’t Snapchatting images of her new haircut while President Donald Trump steers the ship of state simply because she’s only slightly more likeable than a pit viper. The Democrats constructed their coffin from the myriad scandals which plagued the Left; from the abuses of the Obama Administration to the excuses for Hillary. But they nailed it shut with Obamacare.

Mar 10 14:23

The Sweet Taste of Poison - topped by strawberries for second year

For the second consecutive year, strawberries topped all other fruits and vegetables for the dubious honor of pesticide residues, CNN reported.
Data on 36,000 samples analyzed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the FDA showed 20 different pesticides associated with strawberries. Spinach jumped from eighth last year to second, having the most pesticide residue by weight. The rest of the "Dirty Dozen" consisted of nectarines, apples, peaches, celery, grapes, pears, cherries, tomatoes, sweet bell peppers, and potatoes.
The "Clean Fifteen" list of produce with the lowest amount of pesticide residues comprised sweet corn, avocados, pineapples, cabbage, onions, frozen sweet peas, papaya, asparagus, mangoes, eggplant, honeydew melon, kiwis, cantaloupe, cauliflower, and grapefruit. The lists were included in the Environmental Working Group annual report, which showed that 70% of samples of 48 different fruits and vegetables were contaminated by pesticide residues.

Mar 10 10:26

Freshman Congressman Who Said Some People "Just Don't Want Health Care And Aren't Going To Take Care Of Themselves" To Hold "Listening Tour" In Kansas This Week

Newly elected Congressman Roger Marshall, representing the 1st district of Kansas, is an OB-GYN who has delieverd 5,000 babies. Marshall made some comments in an interview last week which caught him a lot of flak. He explained his position and announced that he will hold a "Listening Tour" with nine stops in Kansas next week. In an earlier interview Marshall had said "Just like Jesus said, 'The poor will always be with us,' There is a group of people that just don't want health care and aren't going to take care of themselves. Just, like, homeless people. I think just morally, spiritually, socially, just don't want health care. The Medicaid population, which is a free credit card, as a group, do probably the least preventive medicine and taking care of themselves and eating healthy and exercising. And I'm not judging, I'm just saying socially that's where they are.

Mar 10 10:10

Bad news for bald men: Hair loss drugs cause erectile dysfunction that lasts for years (and even Viagra won’t cure the problem)

Hair loss drugs can cause erectile dysfunction in men, scientists warn.

Those taking a popular growth stimulant were left impotent for an average of four years after finishing the medication, a study found.

Sufferers were left unable to maintain an erection despite being given Viagra to try and solve their problem.

Experts now say that taking finasteride is a bigger risk factor for the condition than diabetes, high blood pressure and smoking.

Mar 10 10:10

Kansas Republican lawmaker says poor people do not want health care

In an interview about healthcare with Stat News, Obstetrician Roger Marshall argued that the Affordable Care Act could not be structured to only benefit those with low incomes.

"Just like Jesus said, ‘The poor will always be with us.’ … There is a group of people that just don’t want health care and aren’t going to take care of themselves," he told the publication.

Mar 10 09:13

School quietly banning unvaccinated student from classrooms

Minnesota requires several vaccines for students to be found in compliance including:

Diptheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP, DTP, DT)
Pollo (IPV, OPV)
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)
Hepatitis B (hep B)
Varicella (chickenpox)
Meningococcal (MCV, MPSV)

They also recommend but do not require, Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Hepatitis A, and Influenza. Failure to receive even one of the necessary shots resulted in children being removed from class.

Mar 10 09:10

Crazed conventional doctor says you can safely administer 10,000 vaccines to infants at one time

Paul Offit says you can safely administer 10,000 vaccines to infants at once. But he also profits from the patent he holds for the Rotateq vaccine. What’s wrong with this picture?

Mar 10 08:11

Trump Invades Syria

Make no mistake: this is big news. And very bad news!

Although the Syrian army, with its ally Russia, has made significant gains against ISIS over the past week or so, the Washington Post is reporting tonight that President Trump has for the first time sent regular US military personnel into that country in combat positions.

This is an unprecedented escalation of US involvement in the Syrian war and it comes without Congressional authorization, without UN authorization, and without the authorization of the government of Syria. In short it is three ways illegal.

Mar 10 08:03

US Rejects Talks over North Korea, Declaring “All Options on Table”… Including War against the DPRK?

Amid sharply rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula, the Trump administration has flatly rejected a Chinese proposal for negotiations with North Korea despite warnings from the Chinese foreign minister, Wang Yi, that Washington and Pyongyang were on a collision course. A confrontation looms as huge South Korean-US military exercises are underway, involving over 300,000 troops backed by an US aircraft carrier strike group, stealth fighters and strategic bombers.

China is clearly alarmed at the prospect of war on its doorstep. Speaking in uncharacteristically blunt terms in Beijing yesterday, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned:

“The two sides are like accelerating trains coming toward each other with neither side willing to give way,” he said. “The question is: Are the two sides really ready for a head-on collision? Our priority now is to flash the red light and apply the brakes on both trains.”

Mar 10 07:42

PLAYING GOD: Scientists just two years away from making SYNTHETIC LIFE

SCIENTISTS are on the brink of creating synthetic life after a team of researchers managed to create a THIRD of an organism’s DNA from nothing.

A global consortium of experts created part of Baker’s yeast from scratch, paving the way for more ambitious projects in the future.

Fully artificial Baker’s yeast is set to be just two years away, experts have confirmed, as the team, known as the Synthetic Yeast Project (Sc2.0), managed to replace more than 30 per cent of Baker’s yeast DNA and successfully swap it with the natural organisms.

While creating yeast may not sound as if it is the most impressive feat, Baker’s yeast cells actually share many similar properties with humans’ cells, but are simpler to create and easier to study.

Ultimately, the team adds, this research could lead to creating more advanced lifeforms such as plants, roundworms, and inevitably human cells.

What could possibly go wrong...

Mar 10 07:20

US Infrastructure Gets Another Near-Failing Grade From Engineer Society

Airports and roads are clogged, bridges are reaching old age and dams are getting more hazardous across the United States, says the American Society of Civil Engineers, as it issued American infrastructure a grade of D+ in its quadrennial report card Thursday.

"Deteriorating infrastructure is impeding our ability to compete in the thriving global economy, and improvements are necessary to ensure our country is built for the future," the report card said.

Mar 10 04:52

CNN's Sally Kohn Says Thursday's Weather Proves Climate Change, Attacks Trump as a Denier

According to CNN's Sally Kohn, Thursday night's weather in New York City proves climate change is real and Trump and his administration are deniers for questioning it.

Yesterday the National Weather Service issued a flash flood and thunderstorm warning for both yesterday and today here on Oahu.

Nothing happened.

But they are convinced they know what Earth's temperature will be 100 years from now and that it is all our fault.

One more point. Nobody questions that climate changes,only that the attempt to make us pay cash for this claim that it is our fault and that it can be controlled!

Mar 09 17:05

BREAKING: CDC confirms Natural News 100% CORRECT on report of African Green Monkey kidney cells used in vaccines

After Natural News revealed the complete list of vaccine excipient ingredients published by the CDC earlier this week, the vaccine-pushing mainstream media exploded with accusations that falsely claimed Natural News was writing “fake news.” Some of the arguments backing this assertion included wildly uninformed opinions such as, “there’s no way the CDC would approve monkey kidney cells being injected into humans.”

Vaccine ingredient DENIALISM, it seems, is alive and well across the fakestream media.

As Natural News correctly reported, one of the many animal-derived ingredients used in vaccines and openly admitted by the CDC is African Green Monkey kidney cells. Apparently, this realization was just too much for the scientifically illiterate media (and wholly dishonest vaccine pushers) who insisted it couldn’t possibly be true.

Mar 09 13:34

Scott Adams: How to Convince Skeptics That Climate Change Is a Problem

I don’t know much about science, and even less about climate science. So as a practical matter, I like to side with the majority of scientists until they change their collective minds. They might be wrong, but their guess is probably better than mine.

That said, it is mind-boggling to me that the scientific community can’t make a case for climate science that sounds convincing, even to some of the people on their side, such as me. In other words, I think scientists are right (because I play the odds), but I am puzzled by why they can’t put together a convincing argument, whereas the skeptics can, and easily do. Shouldn’t it be the other way around?

Mar 09 09:37

The five biggest anti-science FAILS of the progressive Left

When it comes to topics like climate change, the progressive Left claims a monopoly on “science.” But a closer examination of the Left’s whacky beliefs across the scientific spectrum reveal a dogmatic, anti-science belief system that rejects near-universal scientific principles of genetics, chemistry, biology and more.

As one of the leading voices in the emerging revolution of decentralized, grassroots science — I founded and run a forensic food laboratory that blew the lid on mercury in rice protein products — I thought it important to point out these five glaring examples of the twisted, “quack” science of the progressive Left.

Mar 09 09:33

President Trump, Please Make American Medicine Great Again - A Ten-Point Guide to save 1 Trillion Dollars and Improve Patient Care

– The time has come for a major overhaul of the American healthcare system. While Obamacare had some noble intentions, Obamacare and politicians have driven medicine into a constant state of disarray.

It’s time for medical leaders such as the A4M to voice their opinion.

Dr. Ronald Klatz, M.D., D.O., physician-founder of the American Academy for Anti-Aging Medicine and patentholder of over 30 medical innovations stated, “Physicians must resume control of patient care. Today the insurance company rep has more influence than a doctor. That’s a sad statement. It is necessary to have a plan that restores authority to highly experienced, regulated and educated medical professionals. We should focus on
effective, preventative healthcare to extend quality of life and increase longevity, and simply bring back common sense to medicine.”

Mar 09 09:14

Rabbit hole leads to incredible 700-year-old Knights Templar cave complex

New photos show the remarkable Caynton Caves network, which looks like something out of the movie “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” The shadowy Knights Templar order is said to have used the caves.

The Sun reports that the caves are hidden beneath a farmer’s field in Shropshire. The site was visited by photographer Michael Scott after he saw a video of the caves online. “I traipsed over a field to find it, but if you didn’t know it was there you would just walk right past it,” Scott said.

Mar 09 07:46

Flint: Mayor Says Mich. City Will Not Be Able To Treat Its Own Water For Another 2 Years

It has been over 1,000 days since the people of Flint, Mich., had clean water, and now the city’s mayor is telling the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that because of the lengthy construction and testing process for a new water-treatment plant, it will be another two years before the city can treat its own water for lead and other contaminants.

Mar 09 07:46

The CIA’s BIGGEST secrets could soon be revealed

Tuesday’s shocking release of CIA documents revealing the agencies global covert hacking operations was actually less than 1% of the total documents Wikileaks plans to release, the whistleblowing agency revealed Wednesday

Mar 09 07:45

Is Something Strange Happening Inside The Earth?

The spectacular eruption of Mt. Etna in Italy is making headlines all over the world, but it is far from alone. According to Volcano Discovery, 35 major volcanoes either are erupting right now or have just recently erupted, and dozens of others are stirring. So what is causing this upsurge in volcanic activity? Is something strange happening inside the Earth?

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This is just Earth's way of saying, "Get the @#$% OFF of me!!!!" :)

Mar 09 07:44

Stephen Hawking calls for world government to save us from technology

World-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has warned that technology needs to be controlled to prevent it from destroying the human race and that a world government may be needed to do so

Mar 09 07:42

At least 16 sinkholes found near Johannesburg after heavy rains

At least 16 sinkholes have been identified in West Rand's Khutsong near Johannesburg, South Africa following heavy rains that hit the drought-stricken country in the wake of Tropical Cyclone "Dineo."

Mar 09 07:41

500 homes damaged as tornadoes sweep through central US

NWS Storm Prediction Center has 36 preliminary tornado reports for March 6, 2017 from Kansas, Iowa, Missouri and Illinois. Most of them occurred in Missouri where 18 injuries were reported in Jackson and St. Charles counties. A confirmed tornado touched down near Princeton and Zimmerman, Minnesota, damaging homes and downing trees. It was the earliest tornado in the history of the state. The outbreak comes less than a week after deadly tornadoes struck the Midwest.

Mar 09 07:41

Large explosive eruption ejects ash 10.6 km (35 000 feet) a.s.l., Bogoslof

A large explosive eruption began at Bogoslof volcano, Alaska at 07:36 UTC on March 8, 2017 and resulted in approximately 3 hours of significant ash emissions. The eruption comes after two weeks of relative calm.

Mar 09 07:33

Marijuana industry expected to create 300K jobs in 3-years — provided it stays legal

When President Trump was running for office, he ran on a platform that promised to bring jobs back to America; in particular, jobs from the manufacturing sector that had been siphoned off overseas. In light of that, it’s a shame that the Trump administration has since taken a hostile stance towards recreational marijuana. That’s because the growing marijuana industry could create a ton of jobs.

Mar 09 07:30

16 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Live In California

It has been said that “as California goes, so goes the nation”. That is why it is such a shame what is happening to that once great state. At one time, California seemed to be the epicenter of the American Dream.

Mar 09 06:21

M 4.2 - 28km NNE of Waihee-Waiehu, Hawaii

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Normally I don't report quakes less than Magnitude 6, but this one woke me up!

Mar 08 17:24

Bob Altemeyer's - The Authoritarians

Because 'COERCION' is the ultimate persuassion!

Mar 08 09:52

INVENTOR OF LITHIUM ION BATTERIES REVEALS THAT ALL LITHIUM ION BATTERIES WILL EVENTUALLY EXPLODE

INVENTOR OF LITHIUM ION BATTERIES REVEALS THAT ALL LITHIUM ION BATTERIES WILL EVENTUALLY EXPLODE AND LIKELIHOOD OF EXPLOSION INCREASES OVER TIME

Mar 08 09:47

VACCINE STUDY: Peer-reviewed study shows vaccinated children have a 700% higher chance of neurodevelopmental disorder

On Valentine’s Day, a 34-page study that illustrated some of the harmful effects of vaccination was made available for viewing online. Six hours later, the URL had vanished, and the study was seemingly erased from the depths of the internet — likely in the hopes that the “controversial” information it contained would be forgotten.

Vaccination and Health Outcomes: A Survey of 6- to 12-year-old Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Children based on Mothers’ Reports, by Anthony R. Mawson, et al. seemed like any other standard report on vaccination at first glance, according to author James Grundvig. The paper had been linked to Grundvig, and he recently published an article about the study, how he authenticated it with the study’s author, and he even described how the publishing journal went about censoring the information.

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CDC itself owns more than twenty patents for vaccines, off of which it generates over $4.5 billion in revenue every year. CDC is not an objective and impartial judge of vaccine safety!

Mar 08 09:45

PA Senate Bill SB217 Destroys Parents’ Right To Object To Toxic Vaccinations

As Technocrats in Big Pharma massively lobby state legislatures to make vaccines mandatory for everyone, citizens are losing control over their own lives. ? TN Editor
Pennsylvanians are facing a horrendous loss of freedom of healthcare choices together with interference in their constitutional rights relative to valid informed consent and the right to self-determination regarding vaccines/vaccinations, plus the deliberate and mandatory imposition of fraudulent vaccine information regarding pseudoscience in vaccinology from the unfortunate introduction of SB 217 in the current legislative session [2017-18] by four Pennsylvania Senators.

Mar 08 09:21

US JUDGE RULES AGAINST TRIBES SEEKING TO STOP DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE

A federal judge has denied the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe’s request to block the final phase of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline. The tribe had argued that the presence of the pipeline desecrated its sacred land and water.

The final leg of the pipeline is set to be built under Lake Oahe in North Dakota. The Cheyenne River Sioux sought a preliminary injunction against the construction because they use the lake for sacred ceremonies. They argued that the project would interfere with their religious practices.

US District Judge James Boasberg dismissed the tribe’s arguments on Tuesday.

“Cheyenne River’s religious-exercise claim ... involves a government action — granting an easement to Dakota Access to build and operate a pipeline — regarding the use of federal land —the land under Lake Oahe — that has an incidental, if serious, impact on a tribe’s ability to practice its religion because of spiritual desecration of a sacred site,” he wrote in his 38-page decision.

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Due to intense cost over-runs, due to delays, this project may be value-engineered to the point where it does foul the local water, making it undrinkable for the tribes which call this area home.

I would like to hope that doesn't happen, but there have been a number of precedents to accidents like this.

Images: oil fouling Native American drinking water

Mar 08 08:58

Broccoli SUPERFOOD: Eating it may prevent CANCER and DIABETES as well as tackling obesity

EATING broccoli reduces obesity as well as preventing cancer and diabetes, suggests new research.

The study by Japanese scientists discovered that a chemical in broccoli - already hailed as a 'superfood' for its cancer preventing properties - slowed weight gain in mice.

The researchers said sulforaphane, a chemical compound contained in broccoli at relatively high concentrations, has been known to exert effects of cancer prevention by activating a transcription factor which regulates the balance of oxidation.

Mar 08 08:30

President Donald Trump endorsed the House plan to replace Obamacare despite opposition signaled by key conservatives.

Trump has really angered the base on this one. People feel betrayed.

“We’re going to do something that’s great, and I am proud to support the replacement plan released by the House of Representatives,” Trump said at the White House on Tuesday after meeting with House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and the House Republican whipping team.

Katherine Walters • 9 minutes ago

THIS IS WHAT WE WANT - WE WANT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OUT OF THE HEALTHCARE BUSINESS ENTIRELY. REPEAL OBAMACARE BACK TO WHERE IT WAS BEFORE THEY SHOVED IT DOWN OUR THROATS. HOW HARD IS THIS COME ON

Mar 08 05:23

F.B.I. Director Comey asked DoJ to refute Trump’s wire tap claim, but the DoJ didn’t listen

F.B.I. Director James Comey asked the Department of Justice Saturday if it would come forth and refute President Trump’s recent claims of wiretapping — but the DoJ failed to do so.

Mar 08 05:19

Over 30 Tenn. chicken breeding facilities under quarantine after highly pathogenic strain of avian flu detected

Over 73,000 birds are scheduled to be culled after a highly pathogenic strain of the avian flu was detected among birds at a commercial chicken breeding facility resulting in a full quarantine.

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