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Dec 18 10:35

HEALTH ALERT: People urged not to eat supermarket gravy containing PAINT THINNER chemical

OFFICIALS have tonight issued an urgent safety notice after potentially dangerous levels of a paint thinner chemical were found in batches of supermarket gravy granules.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is urging people not to consume Kania Gravy Granules bought from the supermarket chain Lidl over fears they could cause nasty side effects.

Two batches of the product contain the chemical xylene, which is used to make paint thinner, and which when consumed can cause symptoms including headaches, dizziness, nausea and vomiting.

Dec 18 09:08

FIRST THYROID CANCER CASE IN JAPAN RECOGNIZED AS FUKUSHIMA-RELATED & COMPENSATED BY GOVT

A man who worked at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan during the disastrous 2011 meltdown has had his thyroid cancer recognized as work-related. The case prompted the government to finally determine its position on post-disaster compensation.

The unnamed man, said to be in his 40s, worked at several nuclear power plants between 1992 and 2012 as an employee of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. He was present at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant during the March 11, 2011 meltdown. Three years after the disaster, he was diagnosed with thyroid gland cancer, which the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare confirmed on Friday as stemming from exposure to radiation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is only reasonable that this this man getting compensated, although his death sentence from cancer will not be stayed; but what about Americans getting sick, and potentially developing cancer, from eating radioactive fish from Fukushima?!?

What does TEPCO intend to do for them?!?

WATCH: RADIOACTIVE FISH FROM FUKUSHIMA FOUND IN CALIFORNIA

Dec 18 08:33

Hundreds of acres of Ohio’s only national forest to be leased for fracking

In a $1.7 million dollar deal, more than 700 acres of Ohio’s only national forest is being leased for fracking.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has decided to go ahead with their plans to auction off thousands of acres of the forest, despite heavy public opposition.

On Wednesday, the BLM announced that they have leased 769 acres of land to fossil fuel development companies in Texas, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Colorado and Oklahoma. The companies will still need to obtain a permit before drilling can begin.

Dec 17 09:15

TEPCO: Fukushima nuclear clean-up, compensation costs nearly double previous estimate at $250 billion

The total cost of decommissioning the stricken nuclear power plant at Fukushima and providing compensation to victims has nearly doubled, with a new estimate placing the cost at $250 billion. Five and a half years after the nuclear disaster, the painstaking work of cleaning up the radioactive disaster zone is progressing very slowly. Workers on the site have just finished a two-year project to remove a temporary building that was encasing the number 1 reactor.

Dec 17 07:41

M7.9 - 46km E of Taron, Papua New Guinea

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is along that same fault line at the southwest edge of the Pacific plate where there have been several major quakes in recent week,s including the 7.8 in the Solomon Islands.

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaii.

Dec 17 07:05

Gardasil and DTaP vaccines top hit list

A bitter war of words is raging between the manufacturers of vaccine DTaP and whistleblowers over vaccines. Critics believe there is a causal link to autism and even death.

Dec 16 19:59

Global Warming Theories Implode With Record High Sea-Ice Levels

Scientists have confirmed that sea-ice levels across Antarctica have reached record highs since records began, bringing the man-made global warming theory into disrepute.

Dec 16 15:14

Beijing Issues Red Alert Over Severe Air Pollution

A red alert for air pollution has been issued in the Chinese capital for the first time this year as choking smog is expected to cover the city and surrounding areas in north China during the next five days.

Dec 16 15:13

The Decline And Fall Of Collectivism

“THERE IS NO THERE THERE.”

– GERTRUDE STEIN

The study of history has long been an enjoyable activity for me. A conclusion I have drawn from it has been that civilizations are created by individuals; they are destroyed by collectives. One can see such dynamics at work in what has been taking place in recent decades in the collapse of a once life-sustaining Western Civilization.

Dec 16 10:28

Flint 2.0? Texas City Warns Residents Not to Drink or Use Tap Water

A Texas city began warning residents on Thursday that their water supply is contaminated and that they should avoid using the tap water in any form, including boiling, until an investigation is completed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If you take a look at the Material Safety Data Sheet, supplied by the company which manufactures it, this stuff is nasty:

Material Safety Data Sheet
INDULIN® AA-86

But someone had to be "asleep at the switch" at Valero's asphalt plant, if this happened the way Valero's damage control group says it happened.

Again, when safety standards are abandoned, bad things happen; with this event having happened to the local Corpus Christi water supply, it looks like it might be a while before the situation is brought totally under control.

Dec 16 10:05

Seven Reasons Why The US's New Mental Health Law Is Dangerous

This week, President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act, touting the bipartisan mental health measure as “bringing to reality the possibility of new breakthroughs to some of the greatest health-care challenges of our time.” However, the reality behind this legislation is not quite what it appears to be.

Dec 16 09:54

Coming next in ObamaCare: Insurance rationing?

For Minnesotans, coming next is meant literally. In order to keep insurers from fleeing the Mnsure ObamaCare exchange, Commerce Commissioner Mark Rothman and Governor Mark Dayton had to agree to massive rate increases across the board, which have garnered most of the headlines and discussion in this state and around the nation. Another less-discussed concession, though, might have even worse portents for the unaffordable Affordable Care Act. Rothman and Dayton have allowed insurers to cap enrollments in order to limit their losses — an act of rationing that may set precedent for negotiations in other states.

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Dec 16 09:37

Ex-nurse Megan Haines sentenced to 27 years jail for nursing home insulin murders

A FORMER nurse has been jailed for at least 27 years for murdering two residents at a northern NSW aged-care facility by injecting them with lethal doses of insulin.

Megan Haines, 49, was found to have murdered Marie Darragh, 82, and Isabella Spencer, 77, in May 2014 at Ballina’s St Andrews Village, after learning they had made complaints about her.

In the NSW Supreme Court on Friday, Justice Peter Garling described the murders as “particularly serious”, noting the vulnerability of the victims and the registered nurse’s significant breach of trust.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Gotta watch out for those needles!

Dec 16 09:33

Second drug giant ‘ripped off NHS’ by hiking up cost of lifesaving drug by 12,000 PER CENT

Actavis UK hiked the cost of 10mg hydrocortisone tablets from 70p in April 2008 to an eye-watering £88 per pack by March this year, according to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

It equates to an increase of more than 12,000 per cent.

Before April 2008, the NHS spent about £522,000 a year on hydrocortisone tablets.

But by 2015, this had soared to a whopping £70million a year.

Dec 16 09:21

Stress, Depression and Anxiety Are All Alleviated By Probiotics

By Mae Chan

Intestinal bacteria are the focus of intense research by scientists worldwide. They play a significant role in causing and preventing hundreds of diseases. According to a new systematic review and meta-analysis, probiotics have several advantageous effects on mental health by lessening the psychological symptoms of perceived stress, depression and anxiety.

There are over 400 species of bacteria in your belly right now that can be the key to health or disease. The genomes of the bacteria and viruses of the human gut alone are thought to encode 3.3 million genes.

Published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, the study reviewed the results of seven previous studies which tested for symptoms in over 300 healthy volunteers both before and after supplementation with a probiotic...

Dec 16 09:05

Bombshell: Sacrificing children to the state of California: SB18

This bill is basically setting up the population of California for state regulatory agencies to fill in the blanks later, to make specific controls out of the vague generalities in the bill. Get it?

“Medical care and nutrition and parenting and education are what we say they are. We define and enforce, you obey.”

SB18 is also an invitation to immigrants anywhere in the world who can get to California with their children, or will give birth to children after arriving: “Just be here and we’ll take care of you.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The last gasp of the Nanny State?

Dec 16 09:03

3 million cubic meters of lava are ready to blow in the air at Popocatepetl

Scientists observed the inner crater was almost completely filled with lava. In other words, about 3 million cubic meters of lava are likely going to blow in the air by one or more explosions in the coming days or weeks.

Dec 16 08:46

Ceres hides water ice in its shadowy poles: Discovery points to a subsurface ocean that could hold alien life

Water ice has been confirmed at poles of the dwarf planet Ceres.

The ice is buried in craters around the planet's darkest regions, which are perpetually shielded from the sun.

They confirm that Ceres contains ice in its crust, which could point to a subsurface ocean and the possibility of life.

Dec 16 08:34

Congress Passes Bill to Start Putting RFID Chips in Disabled People (Video)

It was just last week, in a post titled, Start “Doubling Up On Your Prepping;” Countdown to Economic Collapse, when I quoted Mac Slavo who said:

-- “Now that the Western world has turned in the direction of Trump and Brexit, it may be that the bankster class is prepared to start the next phase.”

Several days after that post, came the news that the global elites were proceeding forward with their plain for a cashless society, and and why not test out a brand new program like that in a small country like India. As it turns out, over the last several years India (with a population of slightly over 1.2 BILLION people), the government has been installing biometric databases to read various body parts in even the most remote corners of the smallest towns and villages across all of India.

Dec 16 08:22

In Legal Marijuana States, Consumers Are Turning to Buds Over Beer

A new industry study says access to legal marijuana is having a negative impact on beer sales. That's bad news for the brewing industry, but good news from a public health perspective.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Much of the funding to oppose marijuana legalization came from Big Alcohol!

Dec 15 18:03

London Woman 1st In World To Give Birth Using Ovarian Tissue Frozen Before Puberty

A London woman is believed to be the first in the world to give birth with the help of ovarian tissue that was frozen before she reached puberty. The tissue was removed from her body ahead of chemotherapy treatment needed to treat a blood disorder.

Dec 15 17:59

The 7 Most Dangerous Vaccines Injected into Humans

Stay away from vaccines...

Dec 15 16:41

EU's Galileo satellite system goes live after 17 years

The EU's Galileo satellite system has gone live, aiming to supply the world's most accurate satellite navigation technology.

It follows 17 years of development, plagued by delays and budget increases.

The 18 satellites initially launched will be of only limited use at first for smartphones and in-car systems.

But officials hope the system will eventually provide greater location accuracy than either the US or Russian military services.

Dec 15 15:41

Say Goodbye To The Gene Theory

By Rosanne Lindsay

Today, disease rates skyrocket as we function under false assumptions and old paradigms. Science clings to Genetic Determinism in the mistaken belief that our DNA is the sole determinant for who we are. We are led to believe we are defective, victims of our own DNA based on “mistakes in DNA replication” that change our cells from normal to abnormal.

Women are increasingly victimized as “defective” through genetic branding...

Dec 15 13:58

Congress Just Quietly Handed Drug Companies a Dangerous Victory

Whereas drug approval traditionally required the demonstration of real clinical benefit in a randomized clinical trial, under the Act drug firms will increasingly be able to rely on flimsier forms of evidence for approval of their therapies (incremental steps in this direction, it is worth noting, have already occurred). The Act, by reconfiguring the drug regulatory process, lowers the standards for drug approval—a blessing for drug makers, but an ill omen for public health.

Dec 15 13:17

Florida’s Largest Lake is Now a Toxic Wasteland, a Victim of Politics as Usual

As the Standing Rock movement enters the next phase of their struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the world has for once mustered en masse for an environmental cause, many incredibly important battles for water and life are being lost around the nation, in want of attention and action, yet kept off the radar of public consciousness.

Take for example, the ongoing disaster at Florida’s largest inland body of water, Lake Okeechobee, which is now a poisoned wasteland spreading deadly algae blooms from coast to coast. This event is the direct result of man-made activity, primarily the policies, politics and practices of surrounding sugar cane farming, although cattle ranching, suburban development, and golf courses are also major factors.

Dec 15 12:41

South Korea comes a step closer to LIMITLESS energy: Country's fusion reactor sustains plasma for more than a minute in a new world record

Engineers in South Korea have pushed the boundaries of nuclear fusion by setting a new record for maintaining plasma.

Plasma is one of the four states of matter - the others being liquid, gas and solid - with examples being lightning and the sun.

In a reactor at a national fusion facility, a team managed to keep superheated plasma in a steady state for more than a minute.

The new record marks another step towards nuclear fusion as a potentially limitless source of energy.

Dec 15 09:26

California Bill of Rights for Children Would Give The State New Powers Over Your Kids

By Vin Armani

“This bill would declare the intent of the Legislature to expand and codify the Bill of Rights for Children and Youth of California to establish a comprehensive framework that governs the rights of all children and youth in California, outlines the research-based essential needs of California’s children, and establishes standards relating to the health, safety, well-being, early childhood and educational opportunities, and familial supports necessary for all children to succeed.”

Vin explains what this could mean for parental rights and liberty in the video below:

Dec 15 09:01

Multi-material 3D printer squirts out homemade electronic circuits

As 3D printers shrink in size and price and make their way into more homes, they're starting to bring more of the higher-end functions, like the ability to print objects with multiple materials, down to the consumer level. German startup Next Dynamics has now unveiled the NexD1, a multi-color, multi-material 3D printer for the home that can use a conductive resin to create custom electronic circuit boards.

Dec 15 07:29

Obama's healthcare reforms will cost taxpayers an extra $10BILLION next year because of double-digit premium hikes, new study finds 

Barack Obama's subsidized healthcare reforms will cost taxpayers an extra $10billion next year, a new report has found.

Research by the Center for Health and Economy has found the sum will be needed to cover double-digit premium hikes.

Dec 14 20:10

Can Test For 3-Year-Olds Predict Who’ll End Up In Jail Or On Drugs?

Scientists have developed a test for three-year-old children which they claim can determine whether kids will grow up to be a burden on society by becoming criminals or reliant on welfare.

The simple test, developed by researchers at King’s College London, takes 45 minutes and gauges children’s intelligence, language and motor skills, as well as their levels of tolerance, restlessness, impulsivity and social disadvantage.

Dec 14 20:03

California professor in hiding after anti-Trump rant

And she has a safe space for her cupcakes to be safe from Big Bad Donald. These people are awakening a Dragon.

Los Angeles (AFP) - A California college professor who told her students that Donald Trump's election was an "act of terrorism" has gone into hiding after her comments prompted a firestorm and death threats.

Olga Perez Stable Cox, who teaches human sexuality at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, fled the state after a video of her rant -- secretly recorded by one of her students -- was posted on Facebook, prompting outrage and threats on her life, the Orange County Register reported on Monday.

Dec 14 16:10

Georgia Finds 9 More DHS Attempts To Hack State Election System

Georgia is calling on Donald Trump to investigate the Department of Homeland Security after the discovery of 9 more attempts by the agency to hack the state’s election system.

Dec 14 13:42

More Doctors Confessing To Intentionally Diagnosing Healthy People With Cancer To Make Money

It happens more often than you can imagine, but more doctors are finally getting caught in the act of misrepresenting their oath and fraudulently diagnosing healthy patients with cancer to turn a quick buck from kickbacks on chemotherapy poisons.

Dec 14 13:19

Mars-Like Station Premieres On First-Ever Facebook 360 Livestream

Living on Mars remains a long way off, but scientists are already replicating life on the Red Planet. With Facebook’s brand-new Live 360 video feature, anyone can get behind the scenes of the very real Mars simulation and take a tour around the station.

On Tuesday, Facebook and National Geographic introduced the very first 360 video live stream from Utah, where eight space scientists spent 80 days in isolation.

Dec 14 13:18

“You Are Hurting Future Generations”: Mark Ruffalo’s Message To People Profiting From Fossil Fuels

More than $5 trillion worth of investments are now pledged to be divested from fossil fuels.

Dec 14 12:16

EPA releases new report and confirms what we all knew: Fracking contaminates drinking water

Regardless of the changes they made to the report, the EPA still downplayed the health risks, not going as far as to call them “widespread” but merely highlighting the lack of data on fracking’s impact on water: “Data gaps and uncertainties limited EPA’s ability to fully assess the potential impacts on drinking water resources both locally and nationally,” the agency said in a statement. “The understanding of the potential impacts from hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources will continue to improve over time as new information becomes available.”

Dec 14 12:15

“This is the right thing to do”: Energy CEO on ending leases to drill near Blackfeet Nation

After 35 years of fighting for the cancellation of nearly 50 oil and gas leases, Montana’s Blackfeet tribe scored an unexpected victory when Devon Energy voluntarily backed out of their claims.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Before we all start tossing confetti at the fracking company, their cancellation may not be all that altruistic. The recent oil price war has driven many fracking companies into the red, and estimates of the harvest from shale oil have consistently proven to be, shall we say, over optimistic! Devon Energy may have decided to cancel the deal for purely financial reasons, then exploited it for PR value.

Dec 14 11:31

New Jersey Assembly Committee Passes Bill to Legalize Raw Milk

By Mike Maharrey

On Monday, a New Jersey Assembly committee unanimously approved a bill that would legalize limited raw milk sales in the state, taking an important step toward effectively nullifying a federal prohibition scheme in effect.

Assemblymen John DiMiao (R-Dist. 23) introduced Assembly Bill 696 (A696) earlier this year. The legislation would allow holders of a raw milk permit “to sell, offer for sale or otherwise make available raw milk directly to consumers but only at the farm or property where the raw milk is produced.”...

Dec 14 09:48

ASTEROID FEARS: Space rock of 'uncertain orbit' to skim earth in just FOUR DAYS

The asteroid called 2016 XK18 was discovered this month, and is anything from 42 to 93 metres long, meaning it could destroy a city the size of London if it struck.

NASA, which is discovering around 30 new space rocks a week, believes it will pass safely at 5.8 times the distance from the Earth to the moon - that is 1.38 million miles.

But cosmically speaking, that is a cat's whisker, and the US space agency admits it is not year clear of its orbital path.

Each so-called "near-Earth asteroid" is given a condition code from 0 to 9 on how certain it is of its path.

Zero means NASA is certain, whereas nine is highly uncertain.

The new asteroid has been given the second worst code of eight.

Dec 14 07:46

EPA fracking report drops claim of no evidence of ‘widespread, systemic impact’ on drinking water

In June 2015, the EPA produced a draft of the fracking report, stating they “did not find evidence that these mechanisms have led to widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources in the United States.” That one sentence was hailed by the oil and gas industry, while anti-fracking activists called it a political move by the Obama administration.

The finalized report released Tuesday does not include that controversial statement. Instead, the EPA stresses “data gaps and uncertainties” inhibit it from making a definitive conclusion one way or the other.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Five years and $29 million and the final report is "We don't know." Yep, that's the government!

Dec 13 18:09

The 'jackpot' under Curiosity's wheels: NASA says rover has found more clues Mars once has microbial life

NASA's Curiosity rover has revealed how the ground under its wheels was once 'perfect' for life.

The rover is climbing a layered Martian mountain, and has found the ingredients for a 'stew of life', researchers said.

New NASA analysis revealed today points to a 'evidence of how ancient lakes and wet underground environments changed, billions of years ago, creating more diverse chemical environments that affected their favorability for microbial life.'

'There is so much variability in the composition at different elevations, we've hit a jackpot,' said John Grotzinger, of Caltech in Pasadena, California.

Hematite, clay minerals and boron are among the ingredients found to be more abundant in layers farther uphill, compared with lower, older layers examined earlier in the mission.

'Variations in these minerals and elements indicate a dynamic system,' Grotzinger said.

Dec 13 18:06

Curiosity in crisis: NASA reveals rover's drill has crippled its robotic arm and stranded it on the red planet

Engineers are troubleshooting a snag on NASA's Curiosity that's preventing the rover from moving its robotic arm and driving to another spot on Mars, the space agency said Tuesday.

The problem involves a motor in the rover's drill that is used to bore into rocks.

Curiosity has been taking pictures and tracking the weather, but doing little else for the past two weeks.

'We're keeping busy with using the other instruments on the rover while they do these tests,' said Ashwin Vasavada, project scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which manages the mission.

Dec 13 15:55

MAKE YOUR OWN NANO-SILVER

Above all, cleanliness is imperative! I use vinegar to clean the beaker and the .9999 silver rods (purchased from eBay). Some websites say you can use silver coins in an emergency, but that will result in other metals being driven into the solution that you may not want in your body unless the silver coins are investment grade .999 pure.

After cleaning, fill the beaker with distilled water. Do NOT use bottled mineral water as you may get unexpected chemical reactions. Heat the water in the beaker to just below boiling as the hotter the water is the finer and more effective the particles of silver will be.

Insert the silver rods and connect to a 30 volt DC power supply. 30 volts is ideal, but you can get by using three 9 volt batteries connected in series. If you are using two silver rods, polarity does not matter.

Dec 13 13:27

HOW “OPEN SOURCE” SEED PRODUCERS FROM THE U.S. TO INDIA ARE CHANGING GLOBAL FOOD PRODUCTION

Frank Morton has been breeding lettuce since the 1980s. His company offers 114 varieties, among them Outredgeous, which last year became the first plant that NASA astronauts grew and ate in space. For nearly 20 years, Morton’s work was limited only by his imagination and by how many different kinds of lettuce he could get his hands on. But in the early 2000s, he started noticing more and more lettuces were patented, meaning he would not be able to use them for breeding. The patents weren’t just for different types of lettuce, but specific traits such as resistance to a disease, a particular shade of red or green, or curliness of the leaf. Such patents have increased in the years since, and are encroaching on a growing range of crops, from corn to carrots — a trend that has plant breeders, environmentalists and food security experts concerned about the future of the food production.

Dec 13 11:08

Diet drinks DON'T help you lose weight: Study finds they contain a chemical that BOOSTS appetite

The research follows a recent study showing just two glasses of diet drinks a day could double someone's risk of developing diabetes, with a team at Karolinska Institute in Sweden suggesting they may stimulate appetite, causing people to put on weight.

Dec 13 10:20

THEY’RE FINISHED!!! TRUMP TEAM ASKS FOR IDENTITIES OF DOE EMPLOYEES WORKING ON CLIMATE CHANGE HOAX

Progressives who worship at the altar of environmentalism are growing increasingly worried that President-elect Donald Trump, a known climate change skeptic, may undo much of the work they have done over the past eight years to advance their green agenda at the expense of the American economy.

Dec 13 10:11

How Did The World Get Addicted To Sugar?

Few would argue that excess refined sugar is pernicious to our health. However, hardly anyone is aware of the manipulation and deceit initiated and perpetuated by the sugar industry to insulate us from this truth.

Dec 13 09:37

Growing Incidence of Cardiotoxicity and Heart Damage After Chemotherapy

By Dave Mihalovic

The evidence against the use of chemotherapy continues to mount, especially if you’re diabetic. Heart damage caused by chemotherapy is worse in cancer patients with metabolic diseases, according to a study presented EuroEcho-Imaging 2016.

The overall contribution of cytotoxic chemotherapy to 5-year survival in adults is well below 3 percent. Oncologists are now being advised that the toxic treatment has dire consequences for those with metabolic diseases such as diabetes and insulin resistance...

Dec 13 09:32

Survey reveals Americans don’t trust scientists on GMOs

A new survey from the Pew Research Center of 1,480 people shows that many Americans don’t trust GMOs, or scientists, for that matter. Well, people don’t really see the purported benefits of GMOs, at least.

Dec 12 17:30

NASA Designing Nano-Starship Which Travels At 20% The Speed Of Light

The US space agency and a team of scientists, including Stephen Hawking, is developing a nano-starship made from a single silicon chip that can travel one-fifth the speed of light.

In theory the miniature spacecraft could arrive at Earth’s closest star system, Alpha Centauri, in 20 years – 100-times faster than a conventional spacecraft can achieve.

Dec 12 17:03

Rapid rise in methane emissions in 10 years surprises scientists

Methane warms planet 20 times as much as similar CO2 volumes but lack of monitoring means scientists can’t be sure of sources

Clue:

Dec 12 15:29

North Dakota oil pipeline spill estimated at 176,000 gallons

Belle Fourche Pipeline Co. estimates that 130,200 gallons of oil spilled into a tributary of the Little Missouri River last week and another 46,200 gallons leaked into a hillside, the North Dakota Department of Health said Monday, Dec. 12

The spill discovered by a landowner on Dec. 5 has contaminated 5.4 miles of Ash Coulee Creek, said Bill Suess, spill investigation program manager.

The total spill estimate of 4,200 barrels, or 176,400 gallons, is a “rough estimate” provided by the company, Suess said.

Dec 12 13:17

Drug Overdoses Now Kill More Americans Than Guns

More than 50,000 Americans died from drug overdoses last year — the most ever.

The disastrous tally has been pushed to new heights by soaring abuse of heroin and prescription painkillers, a class of drugs known as opioids.

Heroin deaths rose 23 percent in one year, to 12,989, slightly higher than the number of gun homicides, according to government data released Thursday.

Dec 12 10:09

MORE PROSECUTORS REFUSE TO ACCEPT GUILTY PLEAS BASED ON FAULTY $2 FIELD DRUG TESTS

It's a good start. The $2 drug tests are great for law enforcement drug warriors, but not much good for anyone else. The cheap tests, performed in the field by officers, have been known to call everything from baking soda to donut glaze illegal substances. This is often good enough for government work, especially when the government work involves obtaining convictions.

Harris County, Texas -- where the 300 wrongful convictions were uncovered -- is also no longer accepting pleas based on field test results. But that only solves part of the problem. The other problem is what to do with those accused of drug possession. Treating the tests as fallible helps prevent wrongful convictions, but those facing drug charges remain locked up while waiting for lab test results.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, drug enforcement agencies and police departments in this country were counting on the false positives these tests provided for convictions?!?

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!

Dec 12 09:39

United States of psychiatric drugs: 1 in 6 adults take antidepressants and sedatives, study reveals - and experts warn this is just the tip of the iceberg

Researchers mined data from a national survey on drug use across the United States in 2013.

They found more than 5.3 million people admitted long-term use of antidepressants, anxiolytics, sedatives, hypnotics, and/or antipsychotics.

Highest rates were detected among women, elderly people, and white people.

Given that the data was self-reported, the researchers believe this is a woeful underestimation of the true state of drug-use in America.

Dec 12 08:04

While Flint Drinks Poison, Nestlé Is Pumping 200 Gallons of Fresh Water out of Michigan Every Minute

The entire community is living in fear -- all because Governor Rick Snyder wanted to save money, and switched the city's water supply from one of the largest and cleanest water supplies in the world to the highly corrosive Flint River.

Meanwhile, Michigan’s Governor has been cozying up with Nestlé, allowing it to pump 200 gallons of fresh water every minute out of the state’s reserves.
Nestlé is the largest owner of private water sources in Michigan -- water the people of Flint sorely need – and the water-guzzling corporation has deep ties to Governor Rick Snyder’s office. This is the same office that thought nothing off undermining the public system that was supposed to keep the people of Flint safe.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Michigan could have built a safe water supply for Flint for less than was spent on Jill Stein's recount!

Dec 11 15:38

Ayahuasca Brew Fights Alzheimer’s And Down Syndrome – Study

A breakthrough scientific study suggests that a hallucinogenic drink from South America called Ayahuasca contains a substance that stimulates the generation of human neural cells.

Dec 11 12:51

Fukushima Nuclear Radiation Detected In US Food Chain

The devastating fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster continues to creep around the world, with radioactive samples discovered in the United States food chain for the first time.

Dec 11 12:06

One Astronomical Step For Activists And Humankind

One year before meeting with Tycho Brahe in 1600, Johannes Kepler had determined to make use of the Danish nobleman’s highly valuable astronomical instruments. He revealed his game plan in a letter to his mentor:

Dec 11 09:32

6 EXECS FROM PHARMA CO. WHO LOBBIED FOR ILLEGAL POT, ARRESTED FOR BRIBING DOCS TO PUSH DEADLY FENTANYL

Insys Therapeutics, the company who makes insane profits from a drug behind one of the worst overdose epidemics in the nation’s history, fentanyl, is in hot water — again.

According to Reuters, six former Insys Therapeutics Inc executives and managers were arrested on Thursday on charges that they engaged in a nationwide scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe a drug containing the opioid fentanyl, U.S. prosecutors said.

Along with the executives, Michael Baich, the former CEO, was also charged in an indictment filed in federal court in Boston this week.

They have all been brought up on charges of racketeering for their scheme.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good that these execs got arrested.

And I know this will only happen when pigs fly, but if convicted, these guys should do hard jail time for this, and NOT at a "Club Fed".

But at Big Pharma, it's always "profits uber alles", even if people die from a prescription medication.

This is why people need to learn to take the best control possible by educating themselves on nutrition and supplements, because this understanding will make a difference in your general level of wellness, and even perhaps your longevity.

When it comes to health, knowledge is power.

Dec 11 08:19

SHOULD ALEXANDRA Elbakyan be STOPPED?

They call her the "Robin Hood" in science.

Kazakh student Alexandra Elbakyan (28) she is the founder of the website Sci-Hub, the world's largest online database of scientific pirated articles. Sci-Hub has more than 50 million "stolen" items available to all scientists, teachers, students, pupils, physicians and other users to whom, due to the astronomically high subscriptions to academic journals, scientific papers are often unavailable.

Dec 10 23:00

NSPCC reveals a 26 per cent rise in number of children self harming in East of England, including Essex, Southend and Thurrock

A LEADING charity has revealed a worrying 26 per cent rise in the number of children and young people treated in hospital after self-harming in the East of England, which includes Essex.

New NSPCC research reveals that nearly 19,000 children and young people in England and Wales were admitted to hospital for self-harm last year – an increase of almost 2,400 - 14 per cent - in the past three years.

Last year 2,484 children and young people were hospitalised across the East of England for self-harm, with professionals seeing over 500 more cases than three years ago.

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Dec 10 12:36

Scientists Find Rare Superbug On Pig Farm; It Could Transmit To Humans

Superbugs, or bacteria resistant to antibiotics, have been a hot topic in health over the past couple of years. And recently, researchers have found that some pigs carry a gene that creates a so-called superbug – and it could spread to humans.

Dec 10 11:26

The DOE vs. Ugly Reality

Over at the Washington Post, Chris Mooney and the usual suspects are seriously alarmed by a memo sent out by the Transition Team at the Department of Energy. They describe it in breathless terms in an article entitled “Trump transition team for Energy Department seeks names of employees involved in climate meetings“.

. . . . the Post put up a copy of the memo in the most idiotic form ever—ten separate individual pages, in image form without searchable text, printed sideways. Thanks, guys, it’s clear you’ve only posted them because you have to.

To save your neck from getting a crick from holding your head sideways, I’ve snagged them off the web and OCR’d them so we could all have a look.

Dec 10 10:35

The Extinction Of Life On Earth

On the day that you read this article, 200 species of life on Earth (plants, birds, animals, fish, amphibians, insects, reptiles) will cease to exist. Tomorrow, another 200 species will vanish forever.

The human onslaught to destroy life on Earth is unprecedented in Earth’s history. Planet Earth is now experiencing its sixth mass extinction event and Homo sapiens sapiens is the cause. Moreover, this mass extinction event is accelerating and is so comprehensive in its impact that the piecemeal measures being taken by the United Nations, international agencies and governments constitute a tokenism that is breathtaking in the extreme.

Dec 10 09:47

M6.1 - 131km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea

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This is about 575 miles north along the same fault system that is producing all the quakes in the Solomon Islands.

Dec 10 09:26

Scott Adams: The Time That Reality Forked Right in Front of You

We’re living in one of the most interesting times in human history. We just witnessed reality forking into two separate paths right in front of us.

As regular readers of this blog know, my background in hypnosis and persuasion has erased my belief that some people can see reality for what it is and some cannot. My worldview is that the human brain did not evolve to understand reality on any deep level because we don’t need that ability to survive and reproduce. If your illusion keeps you alive, it’s good enough. And that brings me to today.

Dec 09 17:04

Japan tests innovative magnetic tether for slowing space junk

Japan has launched a cargo ship which will use a half mile- (700m)-long tether to remove some of the vast amount of debris from Earth's orbit.

The tether, made of aluminium strands and steel wire, is designed to slow the debris, pulling it out of orbit.

The innovative device was made with the help of a fishing net company.

Dec 09 12:54

Study: 70% Of Olive Oil Is Fake – Stop Buying These Brands

More than two-thirds of common brands of extra-virgin olive oil found in American grocery stores aren’t what they claim to be, according to a University of California at Davis study.

Dec 09 12:23

M6.9 - 87km WSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands

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Largest of the many aftershocks following the 7.8 yesterday. No tsunami threat to Hawaii.

Dec 09 10:48

Record 2016 Snowfall in North American Cities Matches Maunder Minimum Cooling Areas

With first snows of the season being totaled across North America, record after record has fallen. If we look back at the last 8 years we see a clear trend of increasing snow totals year upon year that match with the grand solar minimum of the 1600's.

Dec 09 10:05

Big Money Intends To Shut Down Our Website — Paul Craig Roberts

Paul Craig Roberts

Big Money and the US government controlled by Big Money intend to close down Internet truthtellers. As Trump intends to reduce the tensions between nuclear powers, the 200 List prepared by the shadowy Internet site, PropOrNot, is in Trump’s way. Either Trump will be apprised and convinced of the “Russian threat,” or the dissident websites will be promoted to “Muslim apologists” and fall under the ire of Trump’s Iranophobic generals.

Dec 09 09:49

70-Mile-Long Crack Opens Up in Antarctica

An ominous crack in an Antarctic ice shelf as wide as a football field is long takes on an otherworldly beauty in a new aerial image.

Snapped by scientists on NASA's IceBridge mission, the shot shows a rift in Larsen C, an ice shelf that is floating off the Antarctic Peninsula. When the crack eventually spreads across the entire ice shelf, it will create an iceberg the size of the state of Delaware, according to IceBridge. That's around 2,491 square miles (6,451 square kilometers).

Dec 09 09:48

Foolish to Trust the CDC on Vaccines

In 2016 over 100 Freedom of Records Act (FOIA) requests have finally forced the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to admit a widely-used vaccine preservative is the equivalent of a neurological Armageddon. The deceitful agency finally had to reveal what they have known for years, that thimerosal, which was banned in 1999, but still used in over 60 vaccines, causes autism.

Dec 09 08:19

Watch Scott Pruitt, Trump's EPA Chief, Decimate The EPA In Congressional Testimony: (It's HILARIOUS That Trump Picked This Guy, He's One Of Us!)

In testimony before Congress, Pruitt outlined a laundry list of offenses and illegal overreaches by the EPA. As Attorney General of Oklahoma, he wasn't going to stand for it. In the video, Pruitt refers to acts taken which were "outside of the authority granted to the EPA by the law" and adds that decisions should "be made at the local level rather than at the federal level." In May of this year, Pruitt wrote about "Brave men and women stood up to that oppressive government." He really "gets it."

Dec 09 08:08

Enormous Earthquakes Hit Both Sides Of The Pacific And Experts Warn The San Andreas Could ‘Unzip All At Once’

Why is our planet shaking so violently all of a sudden? There have literally been dozens of significant earthquakes right along the Ring of Fire within the past 30 days, and two giant ones made headlines all over the globe on Thursday.

Dec 09 07:28

Safety concerns and hidden agenda behind HPV vaccines: another generation of drug-dependent society?

Analyses of data and hidden agenda behind repeated failed outcomes of cancer research and therapy, status of American health, safety concerns for HPV vaccines and future research considerations are summarized in this commentary. A closer look at cancer science reveals that highly power structure (system) in medical establishment vs. anti-system and chaos in cancer research (‘medical/scientific ponzi schemes’) is potent recipe for failed therapeutics that kills patients but generates huge corporate profit. American health status ranks last among other developed nations despite the highest amount that USA invests in healthcare. This is a wake-up call to make sure that the evil part of human being does not prevent the health services that the public deserves.

Dec 08 19:16

Latest Trump pick to head the EPA will stick in the craw of leftist and environmentalist whackjobs

President-elect Donald Trump has just announced plans to nominate Scott Pruitt (below), the Republican Attorney General of Oklahoma and a frequent legal adversary to President Obama, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Dec 08 18:21

A Carefully Planned Operation to Prevent President-elect Donald Trump’s Accession to the White House?

Once you get past the first few opinion paragraphs very interesting.
The Yankee and Cowboy War is still ongoing. YEEHAHHH!!!

A carefully coordinated operation is ongoing. The propaganda ploy emanating from the outgoing Obama government and the pro-Clinton faction of the corporate media consists in relentlessly accusing Moscow of having interfered in the election campaign on behalf of Donald Trump. This initiative is supported by major corporate lobby groups (including defence contractors and oil conglomerates) which are behind Hillary’s hawkish foreign policy agenda.

At the height of the election campaign Trump was portrayed by the US media as ”an agent” of the Kremlin, a modern Manchurian candidate.

Dec 08 17:26

HR 34 “21st Century Cures Act” – Time For Real Push-Back Now Or Regret It!

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Our do-nothing Congress is fast-tracking a most controversial bill to land on President Barack Obama’s desk before he leaves office, and which he’s promised to sign into law. That draconian bill will mandate and impose many more restrictions upon our freedom of self-determination regarding our health, including vaccinations...

Dec 08 15:59

'Once in a lifetime find': Dinosaur tail discovered trapped in amber

Xing Lida, a Chinese paleontologist found the specimen, the size of a dried apricot, at an amber market in northern Myanmar near the Chinese border.

The remarkable piece was destined to end up as a curiosity or piece of jewelry, with Burmese traders believing a plant fragment was trapped inside.

"I realized that the content was a vertebrate, probably theropod, rather than any plant," Xing told CNN.

"I was not sure that (the trader) really understood how important this specimen was, but he did not raise the price."

Dec 08 10:57

M7.7 - 63km WSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands

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The tsunami watch for the state of Hawaii has been CANCELED.

Dec 08 10:24

Scientists Turn Nuclear Waste into Diamond Batteries That’ll Last for Thousands of Years

The typical nuclear power plant creates about 2,300 tons of waste annually. 99 reactors are currently employed in the United States. That’s a lot of waste per year. The US is currently stockpiling 75,000 tons of nuclear waste. It is carefully stored and maintained. However, just like anything else it is vulnerable to natural disasters, human error, even terrorism. Storage is also costly. American taxpayers are on the hook for tens of millions of dollars.

So what can be done? Researchers at the University of Bristol in the UK have a solution. Geochemist Tom Scott and colleagues have invented a method to encapsulate nuclear waste within diamonds, which as a battery, can provide a clean energy supply lasting in some cases, thousands of years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This...is truly amazing, and hopefully will not be bought up and made to "disappear" from the marketplace.

Dec 08 09:34

Shelters set up in Morton County, snow removed from highways to assist DAPL protesters

MORTON COUNTY, N.D. - Early Tuesday morning, the North Dakota Department of Transportation snow plows were diverted to southern Morton County because of safety concerns for those in the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camps.

The NDDOT cleared snow from Highway 6 to Highway 24 and then to Highway 1806 in cooperation with the Bureau of Indian Affairs to check the status of the main camp.

Dec 08 09:32

Severe Tornado Warning for Midwest United States in Spring 2017

Attention Citizens of Texas, Attention Citizens of Oklahoma, Attention Citizens of Kansas, Attention Citizens of Nebraska, Attention Citizens of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Arkansas and Alabama and Attention Citizens of Midwest of United States.

Dec 08 09:31

The DEA Would Rather You Be Addicted to Opiates Than Use This Natural Painkiller

Did you know that there is a safe, effective, non-addictive natural remedy for chronic pain? No?

There’s a reason you didn’t know. The DEA is busy trying to ban it.

Kratom is an herbal remedy that is already illegal in several states, and if the DEA has its way, will be considered a Schedule 1 narcotic, right alongside LSD and heroin.

Dec 08 08:51

Powerful magnitude 6.5 earthquake hits off Northern California coast

The quake occurred about 100 miles off the coast of Eureka around 6:50 a.m. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

Dec 08 08:05

M6.8 - 165km W of Ferndale, California

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No tsunami threat to Hawaii.

Dec 07 18:09

Chronic Wound Patients Heal Faster Without Opioid Prescriptions, Accident Victims Too

A recent George Washington Study looked at opioid treatment and the rate of healing in chronic wounds. It turns out that chronic wound patients who never receive opioids actually heal up faster than those who receive the drugs according to researcher Victoria Shanmugam, M.D. Chronic wounds are those that have failed to heal…

Dec 07 13:43

Dr. Jill Stein: A Harvard Medical School graduate who sides with the pro-vaccine, vaccines-don't-cause-autism faction

In an interview with the Washington Post, Stein stated that "vaccines have been absolutely critical in ridding us of the scourge of many diseases," and said that "[t]here were concerns among physicians about what the vaccination schedule meant, the toxic substances like mercury which used to be rampant in vaccines. There were real questions that needed to be addressed. I think some of them at least have been addressed. I don’t know if all of them have been addressed. The Guardian says that "research has shown schedule-related concerns about vaccines to be unfounded, and that delays to vaccines actually put children at greater risk. Anti-vaxx campaigners often claim that there are dangerous compounds in vaccines, though decades of safe vaccinations contradict the claim and no evidence shows that trace amounts that remain in some approved vaccines cause any harm to the body."

Dec 07 11:26

What is Carrageenan?

Although derived from a natural source, it appears to be particularly destructive to the digestive system, triggering an immune response similar to that your body has when invaded by pathogens like Salmonella. The result: “It predictably causes inflammation, which can lead to ulcerations and bleeding,” explains veteran researcher Joanne Tobacman, MD, associate professor of clinical medicine at the University of Illinois School of Medicine at Chicago. She says the food ingredient irritates by activating an immune response that dials up inflammation. Her previous work showed a concerning connection between carrageenan and gastrointestinal cancer in lab animals, and she’s involved with ongoing research funded through the National Institutes of Health that is investigating carrageenan’s effect on ulcerative colitis and other diseases like diabetes.

Dec 07 10:32

From Saturn's atmosphere to its icy halos: Cassini captures stunning images during its first 'ring-grazing orbit'

Nasa's Cassini spacecraft has sent back its first set of images from its first dangerous flyby of Saturn's rings.

The probe completed a series of orbits passing closer than ever before by some of Saturn's icy halos earlier this week.

The new images include an up-close look at the mid-sized moon Tethys, detailed views of Saturn’s atmosphere from high above the northern hemisphere and new pictures of the rings themselves.

Dec 07 10:09

112-Year-Old Woman Has Smoked for 95 Years 

She’s smoked about 30 cigarettes a day for 95 years.

She lives in the hills of Nuwakot, Nepal and despite what her ID says locals believe she could be as old as 114.

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It isn't the tobacco itself that causes the problems. It's the radioactive fertilizer American companies grow tobacco in and the added chemicals that cause all the illnesses.

Dec 07 09:39

Scott Adams: How the Trump Administration Can Lower Healthcare Costs

For the past year I have been working with the UC Berkeley start-up ecosystem – the largest in the world – to help improve their efficiency. I seed-funded a project to build a website that connects entrepreneurs, advisors, and investors in the Berkeley area. But I’m also going to highlight in this blog some Berkeley start-ups that can substantially lower healthcare costs in the future.

Today’s focus is on DeviceFarm, a start-up that cures toe fungus using a patent-pending combination of plasma gas and a special liquid concentrator.

Dec 07 08:27

Hairy Situation! Sexually Transmitted Infections Spread By Pubic Waxing, Warn Doctors

Pubic hair grooming could be putting people at greater risk of sexually-transmitted infections (STIs), doctors warn.

It’s not just that shaving, waxing and trimming can leave small tears in the skin, which make for fertile grounds for diseases. Groomers were also found to be more sexually active than the less preened.

Dec 07 08:17

Russians to land on moon in 2031, staff 12 person moon base already awaiting

Over the coming years Russia will be engineering and testing a new deep space cargo-carrier rocket that will allow for the construction of a 12 person moon base over the next few decades.

Dec 06 17:39

Avoiding Existential Crisis And Spiritual Struggle Linked To Poor Mental Health

Trying to answer the “big questions” of life and grappling with spiritual matters are things everyone typically goes through at some point. An existential crisis deals with questions of our existence – Why am I here? What is my purpose in life?...unfortunately it is all too easy to distract ourselves away from...

Dec 06 14:44

Study Proving Vaccines Cause Autism Banned From Internet

A peer-reviewed scientific study that proved vaccinated children are three times more likely to be diagnosed with autism and other neurological disorders and health problems has been unpublished and pulled from the internet after receiving heavy criticism from the vaccine industry and mainstream media.

Dec 06 12:46

Massive Oil Spill ‘The Size of Seven Football Fields” Found In North Dakota

Farmer Steve Jensen stated that he smelled the crude oil a few days before his combines were covered in it. The oil was “spewing and bubbling six inches high,” he said in an interview with CBS News. The Tesoro Corp’s underground pipeline spilled 20,600 barrels of oil under the farmland. It was four times the size of a pipeline that burst in March of 2013 that forced the evacuation of more than 20 homes in Arkansas.

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Now you know why the Dakota Sioux are worried!

Dec 06 11:07

Big Win for Whistleblowers at Supreme Court

Washington, D.C. June 16, 2016. In a unanimous ruling issued today, the United States Supreme Court upheld a whistleblower’s claim in Universal Health Services v. U.S. ex rel. Escobar. The Court, in an opinion by Justice Thomas, affirmed the “implied certification theory” of liability under the False Claims Act (FCA). This theory permits contractors to be liable for fraud when they fail to disclose material non-compliance with regulatory requirements.

Following the death of 17-year-old Yarushka Rivera resulting from a reaction to a medication she had been prescribed by Arbour Counseling Services, a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Rivera’s family learned that the “doctors” who had treated Rivera were in fact unlicensed.

Dec 06 10:26

This Standing Rock Map That Shows Where The Pipeline Would Be Puts The Impact In Context

Carl Stack, a cartographer and contributor to the Huffington Post, recently published an article featuring a map he created, illustrating the proposed pipeline's route. The map, which can be viewed here, puts the location of the proposed pipeline in context with the locations of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's reservation, majority white communities from neighboring cities, a previously proposed route for the pipeline, and land under a 1851 treaty which is cited to by tribes who oppose the pipeline and argue that they are the landowners.

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The map (a larger version can be found HERE) shows the original path for the pipeline passed outside the Sioux lands, but close to the city of Bismarck, a mostly white community. But due to concerns that the pipeline might contaminate the water supply for Bismarck, the pipeline was re-routed into the Sioux lands, where it only risks the Native Americans' water supply.

Now you understand why they are so upset!

Dec 06 09:33

Scott Adams: The Non-Expert Problem and Climate Change Science

I realize that science can change its mind, of course. Saying something is “true” in a scientific sense always leaves open the option of later reassessing that view if new evidence comes to light. Something can be “true” according to science while simultaneously being completely wrong. Science allows that odd situation to exist, at least temporarily, while we crawl toward truth.

So when I say I agree with the scientific consensus on climate change, I’m endorsing the scientific consensus for the same reason I endorsed Hillary Clinton for the first part of the election – as a strategy to protect myself. I endorse the scientific consensus on climate change to protect my career and reputation. To do otherwise would be dumb, at least in my situation.

Dec 06 08:20

STILL DRILLING: Artie from Lakota Peoples' law project explains

Dec 06 08:16

Standing Rock protesters asked to 'go home' by Sioux leader

Some determined to stay despite Dave Archambault arguing ‘water protectors’ should stand down after Army Corps rejected Dakota Access drilling plan

Dec 05 19:51

Top Scientists: Amazon's Tapajós Dam Complex "A Crisis In The Making"

Brazil is forging ahead with plans to build a vast hydropower dam complex in the heart of the Amazon that would convert the now remote and wild Tapajós river system into a tamed industrial waterway for the purpose of transporting soybeans — development that scientists and NGOs say will threaten Amazonian biodiversity, ecosystems, traditional livelihoods, indigenous cultures, and the global climate.

Dec 05 19:33

The True History of Chemotherapy & the Pharmaceutical Monopoly

Waking Times Media

In a time where so much information is coming to light, challenging the belief systems of so many, it’s important to keep an open mind to new information to help us see through what’s really been happening on our planet. It’s no secret that a small group of corporations dominate almost every aspect of our lives, from energy to education, all the way to modern day healthcare.

Dec 05 15:52

American Osteopathic Association: Kratom An Opioid Alternative, Ban Would Stifle Science

The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association has just asserted that a delayed U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration ban on the kratom plant would stifle scientific understanding of the herb’s active chemical components and documented pharmacologic properties – if it goes through. The special report cited the pharmacologically active compounds in kratom, including…

Dec 05 14:32

BREAKING: Oil Company Openly States They Will Defy Army Corps Order in Standing Rock

According to a statement from Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco Logistics, which is acquiring ETP in a merger:

“As stated all along, ETP and SXL are fully committed to ensuring that this vital project is brought to completion and fully expect to complete construction of the pipeline without any additional rerouting in and around Lake Oahe. Nothing this Administration has done today changes that in any way.”

In short, ETP will complete the Dakota Access Pipeline — no matter what the federal government says.

Dec 05 14:11

The sun is the primary determinant of Earth weather, and the current lack of solar eruptions explains the consistent cooling over the last several months.

The cooling trend is predicted to continue due to reduced solar activity and may even lead to what scientists call a minor ice age, similar to the one that existed from 1645 to 1715.

Dec 05 13:33

Long Lasting Diamond Battery Solves Nuclear Waste Problem

Scientists have created a safe and long-lasting battery made from artificial diamond and nuclear waste that can last for more than 5,000 years.

Dec 05 12:50

Mysterious “Thunderstorm Asthma” Now Strikes Kuwait – Hospitalizing Nearly A Thousand

So what is really going on? Is a covert, deadly substance being deliberately sprayed from planes (as governments did back in the sixties, and countless times since)? Or is is just something harmful being swept up from nearby farms and factories?

Whatever the explanation, the pattern is completely bizarre, especially since it has now happened in back to back cases, despite the fact that the phenomenon has been sparsely documented and extremely rare, to the point of being unheard of.

Dec 05 10:46

How The CDC And Vaccine Court Create An Epidemic Of Autism

By Rosanne Lindsay

There are three courts in the land: the court of justice (Judicial branch of government), the court of public opinion (i.e., news media), and the Vaccine Court. The first two courts are public. The third is private. Because the Vaccine Court is hidden out of sight, most people never learn of its existence...

Dec 05 10:43

North Dakota Pipeline Builder: Obama's Move Was A 'Political Decision' & Delay Tactic By "An Adminstration Which Has Abandoned The Rule Of Law."

The White House's directive today to the Corps for further delay is just the latest in a series of overt and transparent political actions by an administration which has abandoned the rule of law in favor of currying favor with a narrow and extreme political constituency.
As stated all along, ETP and SXL are fully committed to ensuring that this vital project is brought to completion and fully expect to complete construction of the pipeline without any additional rerouting in and around Lake Oahe. Nothing this Administration has done today changes that in any way."

Dec 05 09:29

First Major Clinical Trials Show Magic Mushrooms Heal Mental Illness Like A ‘Surgical Intervention’

‘In June 2015 we reported on the re-emerging field of using psychedelics to treat mental illness, with psilocybin, in particular, showing great promise for chronic anxiety and depression. Western medicine began realizing its potential in the 1940s, but medical research was stamped out with the War on Drugs.

Now, as the injustice of the drug war is fully exposed, research is again turning to the amazing, natural power of psilocybin. William Richards at Johns Hopkins University has been dosing people with psilocybin for 15 years, and in 2006 published his first study demonstrating positive therapeutic results.

That study provided the impetus for a rapid expansion in psychedelic research. On December 1, results of the first two major clinical trials were published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology – showing yet again psilocybin’s remarkable effect on depression and end-of-life stress.’

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unless psilocybin becomes patentable by Big Pharma, don't count on it being available to patients who desperately need what this psychopharmaceutical product can do.

Dec 05 08:45

My interview with former CBS star reporter: fake news

Here is an excerpt from my 2014 interview with Sharyl Attkisson:

Rappoport: In 2009, you spearheaded coverage of the so-called Swine Flu pandemic. You discovered that, in the summer of 2009, the Centers for Disease Control, ignoring their federal mandate, [secretly] stopped counting Swine Flu cases in America. Yet they continued to stir up fear about the “pandemic,” without having any real measure of its impact. Wasn’t that another investigation of yours that was shut down? Wasn’t there more to find out?

Dec 04 14:24

How Regulators are Helping the 'Keep It In the Ground' Movement

If fossil fuel opponents can’t “keep it in the ground” and stop oil, natural gas, and coal development, then the next best thing in their anti-energy march is ensuring that energy can't go to where it’s needed.

After President Barack Obama refused to permit the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, fossil fuel opponents learned from their success by vigorously targeting other energy infrastructure projects and pressuring regulators to throw up roadblocks. The result, as The Wall Street Journal reports, is billions of dollars in missed opportunities that will hamper the economy:

Dec 04 13:49

Police Brutality: ‘Heads Split Wide Open’ Report Dakota Pipeline Protesters

Activists face extreme police aggression for protesting against the construction of Dakota Access Pipeline on sacred land of Standing Rock Sioux tribe.

Dec 04 11:10

SHOCK STATIN NEWS: Millions taking controversial heart drug UNNECESSARILY report confirms

Records of nearly 800,000 people aged 60 and others over 24 years showed the drugs prescribed to reduce risk of heart disease and strokes had no effect on life expectancy.

The only exception was for patients aged over 65 who were already at high risk of heart problems.

Dec 04 10:56

'He'll be insufferable now': Buzz Aldrin, 86, learns he actually DID become the oldest person to make it to the South Pole as he recovers in hospital

Buzz Aldrin, who is continuing to recover in a New Zealand hospital from his medical evacuation, is the oldest person to have reached the South Pole, it's been revealed.

Aldrin, 86, was visiting Antarctica as a tourist when he fell ill this week.

He was flown to Christchurch from McMurdo Station, a U.S. research center on the Antarctic coast.

Tour company White Desert said Aldrin has fluid in his lungs, but was responding well to antibiotics.

Dec 04 10:56

'This could turn out to be a war zone.' More than 6,000 protesters at Standing Rock brave subarctic conditions and 45 mph winds as they face eviction by the US government

The Black Hills of North Dakota offered little defense from the snowstorm and 45mph winds that pounded the Standing Rock Indian reservation this week.
But for thousands of people sheltering in teepees, tents and RVs, neither subarctic conditions nor the looming threat of a government eviction notice can deter them from continuing their months-long attempt to block the $3.8billion Dakota Access Pipeline project that they say threatens the Sioux tribe's water supply.

Dec 04 10:55

The veterans who've joined Dakota Access protests to 'serve and protect' activists and have already rescued Native Americans' 'stolen' canoes 

One veteran told DailyMail.com that a group of their men had engaged in an operation to rescue canoes belonging to the Sioux people after they were allegedly stolen and smashed by authorities.

U.S. Army veteran Joseph Hock told DailyMail.com: ‘Morton County Sheriff’s Department and the Dakota Access Pipeline people came in the middle of the night and stole canoes which belong to the Sioux.

Dec 04 10:54

Obama’s Legacy: A Failing Healthcare System

By Paul A. Philips

When Obama leaves the oval office in January and hands over the US presidency to Trump he will leave behind a troubling legacy. In a number of different ways he has betrayed those he was supposed to serve, the American people. Whether it has been through his involvement in healthcare or running up a serious national debt to the tune of over 20 trillion dollars, or the climate change scam, rising mass poverty and unemployment, homelessness, etc., he will affect many Americans for generations to come.

Taking the case of health as an example, he will leave behind the consequences of his involvement in a seriously failing healthcare system that has done far more harm than good. Some have argued, quite justifiably, that Obama’s involvement in the US healthcare (sick care) system has been deliberately set up to fail due to a number of reasons, which will be explained...

Dec 04 10:13

Federal judge denies restraining order filed by DAPL protesters against ND law enforcement

Basically this is a frivolous filing. And this Judge is being nice

By Anthony Humes | Posted: Thu 5:45 PM, Dec 01, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The request for a temporary restraining order filed by a law group representing Dakota Access Pipeline protesters against North Dakota Law Enforcement using excessive force has been denied.

Federal Judge Daniel Hovland rejected the request saying that the National Lawyers Guild did not follow rule 65 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which requires that efforts were made to give notice of legal action to the defendant or give reason why a notice should not be required.

In court documents Hovland says:

"This is a fact-based case and under the circumstances, the court finds that notice to the defendants for their response is necessary."

Dec 04 09:39

WHILE YOU WERE DISTRACTED BY THE US ELECTION, THE SENATE OUTLAWED GMO LABELING NATIONWIDE

While attention was diverted to the US election for much of this year, the Senate quietly made null and void state laws that require that GMO foods be labeled.

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If you didn't understand that this government is a government of the corporations, by the corporations, and for the corporations....wakey wakey!!!!!

Now, you understand what industries are some of the major owners of Congress, and that Congress rarely considers the lousy implications of legislation they pass for their alleged constituents.

Dec 04 09:25

Michael T. Flynn and Islam

This General sussed out ISIS over 3 years ago. One of Trump's best picks!

With a load of bad faith, the Clintonian Press describes Michael T. Flynn, the next National Security Advisor of the United States, as an Islamophobe and a partisan of torture. What’s the truth behind all this?

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