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Sep 23 06:58

'Proof' of life on Mars: Meteorite from the red planet contains fossilised bacteria, study claims

A second Martian meteorite that shows 'signs of microbial life' has been found, Hungarian researchers say, 20 years after scientists first made a similar claim.

The meteorite, officially known as ALH-77005, is claimed to contain 'biosignatures', which researchers describe as textures and features left behind by organisms.

Experts used advanced imaging techniques that they say revealed microfilaments created by fossilised Martian microbes.

This is not the first time such a claim has been made, with NASA saying in 1996 that it had found similar signs of life on Mars in another space rock.

Sep 22 23:25

Long Range Attack On Saudi Oil Field Ends War On Yemen

The drones and missiles the Houthi use are copies of Iranian designs assembled in Yemen with the help of Hizbullah experts from Lebanon. Four days ago a Houthi delegation visited Iran. During the visit Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei for the first time publicly admitted that the Houthi have Iran's support:

"I declare my support for the resistance of Yemen's believing men and women ... Yemen’s people... will establish a strong government," state TV quoted Khamenei as saying in a meeting with the visiting chief negotiator of the Houthi movement Mohammed Abdul-Salam.

Sep 22 23:19

Exhibition of Houthi military-industrial achievements

It is expected that these weapons, including new ones, will be used by the Houthis both on the territory of Yemen against the interventionist troops and local collaborators, as well as against infrastructure facilities in Saudi Arabia and the UAE (airports, military bases, ports, oil pipelines).

For Iran, the entire Yemeni war has become an excellent training ground, where in real combat conditions (via the hands of the Houthis) the latest samples of Iranian ballistic missiles, adjustable artillery shells, and reconnaissance and attack drone vehicles are being tested.

Sep 22 23:15

Houthis’ New Missiles & Combat Drones Revealed

On July 7, Ansar Allah (also known as the Houthis) held a military exhibition displaying their new weapon systems, including the Quds-1 cruise missile, the Badr-F precision-guided tactical ballistic missile, and Samad-1, Samad-3 and Qasef-2K unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

The Quds-1 cruise missile was the staple of the show. Previously, it was believed that the missile was derivative from the Iranian Soumar cruise missile, developed from the Soviet Kh-55 cruise missile. However, the new photos reveal that the Quds-1 has different design, like the top-mounted turbojet engine and the static wings. The missile’s engine appears to be identical to the TJ-100 produced by Czech’s PBS Velká Bíteš.

The Houthis have not revealed the Quds-1 characteristics. However, it is believed that it has a range of more than 150km. The missile likely relays on an inertial navigation system aided by a satellite navigation system such as GPS.

Sep 22 22:56

Crises – the Middle-East and a few hopefully useful pointers

The Middle-East is literally exploding: the Houthis have delivered an extremely effective blow against Saudi oil production which (so they claim) has now dropped by 50% before bouncing back; there are persistent rumors that Russian Su-35S and S-400 has threatened to shoot down Israeli aircraft attacking Syria; Lebanon has declared that it will defend itself against Israeli attacks; Hezbollah has been threatening to deliver crippling strikes on Israel and even Israeli officials; Turkey has purchased Russian air defenses and says that if the USA refuses to deliver their F-35S, then Turkey will consider Su-35s and even maybe Su-57’s. Bibi Netanyahu tried to use Putin for his reelection campaign (well, he really is trying desperately to stay out of jail) but had to go home empty handed and, according to the JP, his mission was a failure.

Sep 22 21:47

Magnesium Puts Psychiatric Drugs to Shame for Depression

Depression is one of the most widely diagnosed conditions of our time, with over 3 million cases in the U.S. every year, and 350 million believed affected worldwide.1 Conventional medicine considers antidepressant drugs first-line treatments, including the newly approved injected postpartum drug costing $34,000 a treatment, to the tune of a 16 billion dollars in global sales by 2023. Despite their widespread use, these drugs are fraught with a battery of serious side effects, including suicidal ideation and completion — the last two things you would hope to see in a condition that already has suicidality as a co-morbidity. For this reason alone, natural, safe, and effective alternatives are needed more than ever before.

Sep 22 11:27

Scott Adams: 3D Printed Guns, Invisible Biden Support, The Singularity Delicious Coffee

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My new book LOSERTHINK goes on sale 11/5. Pre-order: https://bit.ly/2NRammu
What to expect…when the computers rise and take over
Jordan Peterson in rehab facility, once again he’s a role model
Addiction is NOT related to intelligence
New Apple iPhone 11…I’ve been seduced
A delightful experience from packaging to product
Jake Tapper will guest artist Dilbert this week, beginning Monday
It’s for charity, to support a worthy veteran’s group
3D GUN MAKING…works pretty well
Can governments control and prevent this technology?
The future of 3D gun printing
Elizabeth Warren is ahead of Biden in CNN Iowa poll
Do you know ANYONE who supports Biden?
Open borders: Ever met a supporter of open borders?
FEAR is an effective persuader
Candidates SCARE adults for their votes, all the time

Sep 22 10:19

Not a False Flag!

The Houthi's have destroyed the Aramco IPO. 1 or 2 more attacks like this and the House of Saud will fall and with it the US petrodollar.
This strategy is sheer genius. When the petrodollar falls,all those worthless pieces of paper will come home to the USA to roost causing a massive inflation and with that starvation and riots in the streets. The End of the US Empire is near!

https://www.globalresearch.ca/saudi-arabia-headed-major-disaster/5689730

https://tomluongo.me/2019/09/21/trump-falls-aramco-ipo-trap/

https://tomluongo.me/2019/09/19/will-the-yemen-war-be-the-end-of-saudi...

Sep 22 07:13

Trump Falls Into the Aramco Trap

The Houthis have brilliantly destroyed the value of Aramco. Saudi Arabia is finished and will soon become part of the Shiite Crescent!

Now that I’ve had a week to process it, the attack on the Saudi Abqaiq oil processing facility was more than a brilliant operation, it was a trap.
And, unfortunately, President Trump just fell in it.

My initial reaction to this was that it could have easily been a false flag to gin up a war with Iran on the eve of Israeli elections. The initial spate of questions hadn’t been answered adequately.

As the week went along, however, it became clear that the responses from all concerned to this attack that the those that took responsibility for it, the Houthis in North Yemen backed by Iranian technology, were the ones that did it.

And it all comes down to the same thing, the Saudi Aramco IPO.

Sep 22 07:09

The Attack on Saudi Arabia’s Oil Facility. The Patriot Air Defence System Failed. Why?

There are many unanswered questions, the most important of which is:
Why did Saudi Arabia’s advanced Patriot Air defense system fail to detect the drones and missiles?
According to the Wall Street Street Journal:
U.S. and Saudi officials didn’t anticipate a strike from inside Iran, officials said, rather than through one of its proxy forces or elite military units.

These are nonsensical statements.
The whole Persian Gulf defense apparatus which includes strategic US and allied military facilities is based on “anticipating” strikes from Iran.
The Eastern flank of Saudi Arabia is “not undefended”. Quite the opposite: it is protected by the US multibillion dollar Patriot Air Defense system. Western defense analysts know this inside out.

Moreover, that Eastern flank of Saudi Arabia is heavily militarized. It includes several important US and allied military facilities in Saudi Arabia (as well as in the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman)

Sep 22 07:02

World Oil Prices and Western Intervention: Implications of Successful Yemeni Drone Strikes on Saudi Oil Installations

On September 14th Yemen’s Ansurullah Coalition forces carried out a successful strike on two major oil installations in Saudi Arabia, marking the latest in a series of increasingly significant and far reaching attacks carried out using asymmetric assets. The attack was reportedly carried out using ten light drones, each costing under $20,000, and alongside its ballistic missiles capabilities demonstrated the growing reach of the coalition.

Sep 22 07:00

Su-30MKK: Designing an Elite Fighter to Protect Chinese Coasts and the Beginning of Chinese Maritime A2AD

The end of the Cold War and collapse of the Soviet Union saw tensions between the Western Bloc and the People’s Republic of China escalate, and a potential conflict with the Western Bloc and particularly the United States thus emerged as the primary focus of Chinese defence planning. The U.S. bombing of the Chinese embassy in Yugoslavia, reports of Western support for anti government riots which killed several PLA soldiers in 1989, and U.S. threats of war against North Korea, all led the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) leadership to escalate preparations for the possibility of U.S. military action in northeast Asia.

Sep 21 22:16

Scott Adams: Sipping & Talking Biden, Brownface, Children in Charge of Big Decisions

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My new book LOSERTHINK goes on sale 11/5. Pre-order: https://bit.ly/2NRammu
Justin Trudeau and Canadian blackface?
Children…the dumbest, least experienced humans
Why are we looking to children for leadership?
Houthis have promised NOT to use weapons they don’t possess
Naval…the smartest person in the world, brilliant tweet
“Panopticon” see on Twitter, @Naval
Ukraine controversy is a good example of…
…Is it GOOD news, or BAD news? We can’t tell
Bill Maher and his bobblehead panel omit REASONS
Elizabeth Warren adds to list of reasons she’ll never be POTUS
Dan Crenshaw tweets a pro-nuclear position
Booker and Yang are both pro-nuclear
Mark Schneider and Mike Shellenberger have succeeded
Candace Owens Farmer RIPS left-leaning person in hearing
You can SEE her patiently waiting, collecting energy

Sep 21 20:56

China's Giant $400 Billion Iran Investment Complicates U.S. Options

Sanctions,Smanctions! Checkmate!

Amidst historic U.S. – Iran tensions, Beijing is doubling-down on its strategic partnership with Tehran, ignoring U.S. efforts to isolate the Islamic Republic from global markets. Following an August visit by Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to Beijing, the two countries agreed to update a 25-year program signed in 2016, to include an unprecedented $400 billion of investment in the Iranian economy – sanctions be damned.

Sep 21 14:59

Police in Minneapolis Refuse to Call Mass Black-On-White Attack a "Hate Crime": Claim White Person Attacked Was "Impaired"

Minneapolis police report 20 people have been arrested, 18 of them charged, in connection with two brutal mob-style robberies caught on tape in viral videos.

The suspects range in age from 15 to 27 and were charged with various counts of robbery relating to two vicious robberies in August in which mobs surrounded young men and beat them unconscious. Some suspects were charged with first-degree felony robbery, which carries up to 20 years in prison.

Police told Fox News mobs targeted “vulnerable” victims for valuables like cell phones.

Brendan O’Brien, 24, told Fox News he was out celebrating his birthday in Minneapolis when he was surrounded by one of the mobs and then beaten. The video appears to show O’Brien clinging to his belongings until he finally was knocked out.

Sep 21 08:59

Building Biologist Explains How Fiber Optics May Cause Adverse Health Effects

By B.N. Frank

CBS 60 Minutes and other news sources have been reporting about American Embassy workers and family members in Cuba and China who became sick and/or disabled allegedly from microwave radiation emitting weapons.

Unfortunately, anybody can become sick or disabled from exposure to sources of Electromagnetic Radiation (aka “Electrosmog”). This is referred to as “Microwave Sickness” or “Electromagnetic Sensitivity”.

This condition seems to be medically recognized worldwide including by the U.S. Access Board...

Sep 21 07:32

PLASTIC APOCALYPSE: ALARMING LEVELS OF PLASTIC FOUND IN CHILDREN

SOURCE: ZERO HEDGE

In the last several months we have been one of the first to cover the plastic apocalypse.

New studies are being published that detail high levels of dangerous microplastics had been detected in some of the most remote regions of the world. Another study warned microplastics are turning up in human stool. Now there are new reports that show high levels of microplastics have been found in blood and urine samples of children.

The study, conducted by the German Environment Ministry and the Robert Koch Institute, found an alarming 97% of blood and urine samples from 2,500 children tested between 2014 and 2017 had traces of microplastics.

Der Spiegel, the German weekly magazine, published the findings over the weekend, which were part of a national study focused on "human biomonitoring" of 3 to 17-year-olds, found traces of 11 out of 15 plastic ingredients in the collected samples.

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It is interesting what he speaks about, in those campaign rallies, but there is also a profound silence on some very, critically, important issues.

So it would make an even bet, that the heads of these companies would want him to win in 2016: and here is why:

The following article comes Google.com:

"Plastics are derived from natural, organic materials such as cellulose, coal, natural gas, salt and, of course, crude oil. Crude oil is a complex mixture of thousands of compounds and needs to be processed before it can be used. The production of plastics begins with the distillation of crude oil in an oil refinery."

So folks, there you have it......

I hope that, at least, some of those who participated in the study, will be able to mount a class-action lawsuit against those chemical makers who are causing this kind of pain and risk to children and infants.

Sep 21 07:09

Will Vladimir Putin Declare Capitalism Dead Too?

Capitalism comes from the same source as Communism,Socialism and Fascism. The International Banksters. Capitalism is private Monopoly.
America is supposed to have a Free Enterprise Economic System. It is time for Capitalism to Die,before it kills us All!

“We need a revolution to cast off monopolies and restore Entrepreneurial freedom.”

Is it time for a new Declaration of Independence? If true individual choice and truth are any factor of freedom, the writing is on the wall not just in the United States, but globally. The wealth divide that has grown into an impenetrable wall between the elites and the rest of us, it’s only a symptom of decaying set of ideas that have long since lost their luster. We simply must move on to another plan, a plan devised from innovative thinkers.

Sep 21 07:03

Here is How China-US Trade War Impacts Iran

In the last week of August, China added crude oil imports from the US to its tariff list for the first time in a retaliatory decision against the US decision to impose fresh tariffs on Chinese products. China imports about 6 per cent of its crude oil from the US. For an economy that increasingly relies on crude oil imports, this decision carries a lot of significance.
First, in terms of trade war, Chinese tariffs on oil imports from the US will undermine the US position as the world’s ‘new champion oil producer.’
China, accordingly, is also investing about 120 billion dollars in Iran’s transport and manufacturing infrastructure.China’s investment also comes with Chinese troops on the ground in Iran. Sending a clear message to the US, about 5,000 Chinese security personnel will be placed in Iran to protect Chinese projects from possible sabotage attempts by the rivals countries through their sponsored non-state actors, or even directly.

Sep 21 06:31

Leaked Army document reveals the whole ‘one weekend a month’ reserve thing is kinda b*llshit

The recruiting commercials for the Army Reserve proclaim "one weekend each month," but the real-life Army Reserve might as well say "hold my beer."
That's because the weekend "recruiting hook" — as it's called in a leaked document compiled by Army personnel for the new chief of staff — reveal that it's, well, kinda bullshit.
"The Army Reserve is cashing in on uncompensated sacrifices of its Soldiers on a scale that must be in the tens of millions of dollars, and that is a violation of trust, stewardship, and the Army Values," one Army Reserve lieutenant colonel, who also complained that his battalion commander "demanded" that he be available at all times, told members of an Army Transition Team earlier this year.

In addition, the colonel added, the Army Reserve had sucked up so much of his time that he was "struggling to keep my marriage and family together."

Sep 21 06:25

US Defends Attacking Afghan Farm Laborers, Says ISIS Was Pretending to Harvest

Provincial officials remain deeply critical over Thursday’s US attack on the camp of a group of farm laborers in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar, killing at least 32 civilian farm workers and wounding 40 others, many of them children.

Sep 21 06:23

Trump says going into Iran would be a "very easy decision"

President Trump said going into Iran would be a "very easy" decision, but he's showing restraint. Mr. Trump made the comments during a news conference alongside Australian prime minister Scott Morrison Friday, after announcing new sanctions leveled against Iran.

"We are by far the strongest military in the world," Mr. Trump said. "Going into Iran would be a very easy decision, as I've said before — would be very easy, the easiest thing. Most people thought I would go in within two seconds but plenty of time, plenty of time," the president said. "In the meantime, they have a lot of problems within Iran. Iran could be a great country, could be a rich country. But they are choosing to go a different way. There'll be a point at which they'll be very sorry for that choice. But I think I'm showing great restraint."

Sep 21 06:20

THE "CLIMATE STRIKE" IS CHILD ABUSE!

Whether the issue is "gun control" ™, "human rights" ™, or "the environment" ™, it is truly shameful how the Globalists always manipulate "the children" ™ to advance the agenda of the old international banker men (cough cough) hiding behind the last in a series of ascending curtains. Though many of these kids participating may be doing so only to get out of class for the day, we strongly suspect, based on an unintended survey which we conducted two year ago, that many millions of our our deluded young people have indeed been mind-raped beyond repair with this Globalist garbage. In spite of whatever setbacks that the New World Order crime syndicate has been dealt in recent years, this development carries very ominous portents (a $10 word for signs of something bad about to happen) for the future of domestic and geo-politics.

Sep 20 17:26

Dr. Mercola on Illegal Radiation Levels From Cellphones, Inadequate Safety Testing, and Why We Should Be Concerned About 5G

By B.N. Frank

Last month, the Chicago Tribune reported that 11 popular smartphones exceeded federal radiation (RF) safety levels. Within days, a law firm started a class action lawsuit because of this.

Federal safety levels were established over 20 years ago and are woefully inadequate. Plenty of research has determined wireless radiation exposure is harmful. Regardless, the FCC refuses to acknowledge this or update safety levels.

Thanks to Dr. Mercola for his extensive article about these topics including how “Safety Standards Leave Lots of Wiggle Room” and don’t apply to real-world exposure...

Sep 20 15:18

There are three BILLION fewer birds in the US and Canada now than 50 years ago, study finds

Experts studying historical bird observations, along with a decade of radar data on migrating birds, report evidence of a 'widespread ecological crisis.'

They found that North American bird populations have plummeted by 29 per cent since 1970.

Analysis revealed 'tremendous losses' across diverse groups of birds and habitats — from iconic songbirds like the meadowlark, to long-distance migrants like swallows and even such common garden birds as sparrows.

Sep 20 13:18

The History of the Second Amendment

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"Get your hands off my God damn guns!"
In this episode of Political Juice, Juice Boi gives a historical rundown on the writing and reasoning behind the second amendment as written in our Constitution.
We also unravel some contemporary myths about the second amendment and get to the truth of it all.
Philosophy, history, textual analysis, and terrible art, what more could you want?
Grab that juice and let's get this going!

Sep 20 10:47

The Evils of the Institutionalized Church

It is often heard that the devil’s greatest trick is convincing the world that he doesn’t exist. I would disagree, and instead advise that the greatest trick the devil has ever pulled is the creation of an institutionalized church.

Sep 20 10:28

Assad issues general amnesty - now the Syrians can return

Use a translator.

BY MARCEL DETTMER ON SEPTEMBER 18, 2019INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
Largely unnoticed by the Western media, the Syrian government under Bashar al-Assad issued a general amnesty for crimes committed prior to that date on September 14, 2019. The "Decree No. 20" is part of a series of previous pardon - as it had been in the autumn of last year, an amnesty for deserters and conscientious objectors - is new, however, that the decision also concerns the civilian area. The aim is to make it easier, especially for Syrian refugees, to return to the largely peaceful country.

Sep 20 10:14

Pesticides or random coincidence? Mystery lingers over NEW CASES of babies born with hand and arm defects in Europe

Pesticides or random coincidence? Mystery lingers over NEW CASES of babies born with hand and arm defects in Europe.

Authorities are at a loss to explain why several babies born in a west German province have similar hand deformities. One hospital, where three such cases were seen, described the baffling phenomenon as “striking.”
With “no nationwide registry” to keep track of deformities, the St. Mary’s Hospital in Gelsenkirchen, near Dortmund, has admitted it is difficult to accurately monitor the situation or establish any kind of pattern.

Three babies were born at the hospital with undeveloped palms and fingers on one hand, between June and September this year. RT has twice contacted both the city administration of Gelsenkirchen and St Mary’s Hospital seeking more information on the situation, but has received no response.

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This has to be addressed by the highest level of forensic research, for this anomalies; if the ultrasounds keep indicating that baby and mom are doing brilliantly, why does this keep happening in Europe?!?

Sep 20 10:05

North America’s Bird Population Is Collapsing – Nearly 3 Billion Birds Have Been Wiped Out Since 1970

All around us, our world is literally in a state of collapse, but most people don’t seem to care. I spend much of my time writing about the inevitable collapse of our economic and financial systems, but they are only one part of the story. These days, millions upon millions of us are spending countless hours in this “virtual world” that we have created, and that is preventing many of us from understanding what is really going on in “the real world”. Where I live, I can literally keep the doors wide open for hours without worrying about bugs coming in, because insect populations are disappearing at a pace that is frightening. They are calling it “the insect apocalypse”, and some scientists are warning that they could all be gone in 100 years. And this dramatic decline in the insect population is one of the main reasons why North America’s bird population is collapsing.

Sep 20 09:15

Philippines declares new polio outbreak after 19 years

Philippine health officials declared a polio outbreak in the country on Thursday, nearly two decades after the World Health Organization declared it to be free of the highly contagious and potentially deadly disease.

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said at a news conference that authorities have confirmed at least one case of polio in a 3-year-old girl in southern Lanao del Sur province and detected the polio virus in sewage in Manila and in waterways in the southern Davao region. Those findings are enough to declare an outbreak of the crippling disease in a previously polio-free country like the Philippines, he said.

Sep 20 07:52

Air Force To Replace V-22 With Flying Cars, Suppressed Technology On Electrogravitics — Project Winterhaven About To Be Disclosed?

By Aaron Kesel

According to Defense One, the Air Force is looking at replacing its legendary V-22 Osprey under a program named Agility Prime, an effort to harness the commercial world’s work on flying cars. However, the Air Force has for years been experimenting with anti-gravitational technology under the nose of the public as this article will detail.

Defense One reported that the Agility Prime program was discussed at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space & Cyber conference on Tuesday as “a low-hanging opportunity” to “look into where commercial innovation is going in flying cars.”

Thomas Townsend Brown The Father Of Anti-Gravity...

Sep 20 07:44

Possible cancer cure discovered. Hopefully he doesn't "commit suicide" soon

and it's all for nothing just like many past cases of people with cures either disappearing or dying

Sep 20 05:03

A Grieving Father Is Standing Trial for Criticizing a Judge on Facebook

A Michigan man was jailed last month on a $500,000 bond after writing critical posts on Facebook about the judge who denied him custody of his son. Jonathan Vanderhagen, 35, is now standing trial for malicious use of telecommunication services.

The saga began two years ago when Vanderhagen petitioned Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Rachel Rancilio for sole custody of his 2-year-old son, Killian. Vanderhagen argued that Killian's biological mother was unfit to be Killian's sole guardian. Judge Rancilio disagreed and the child's mother was able to retain custody.

Shortly after the custody dispute, Killian passed away in his mother's care from what authorities concluded was a preexisting medical condition.

Sep 20 04:55

Cancer from tap water?

Sep 19 23:02

US drone kills 30 Afghan civilians instead of Daesh terrorists

A US drone strike that was supposed to take out members of the Daesh terrorist group in Afghanistan has instead killed at least 30 farm workers who were taking a break after a day's labor, officials say.

The attack on Wednesday night also injured 40 people as it targeted tents pitched near pine nut fields at the mountainous Wazir Tangi in eastern Nangarhar province, three officials confirmed to Reuters on Thursday.

"The workers had lit a bonfire and were sitting together when a drone targeted them," tribal elder Malik Rahat Gul told Reuters over the phone.

The owner of the fields said at least 150 workers were resting when the attack happened. Many of them remained missing, he added.

Sep 19 16:08

Study: More Than 100,000 Cancer Cases From Toxic Chemical in US Tap Water

A toxic cocktail of chemical pollutants in U.S. drinking water could result in more than 100,000 cancer cases, according to a peer-reviewed study from Environmental Working Group – the first study to conduct a cumulative assessment of cancer risks due to 22 carcinogenic contaminants found in drinking water nationwide.

In a paper published today in the journal Heliyon, EWG scientists used a novel analytical framework that calculated the combined health impacts of carcinogens in 48,363 community water systems in the U.S. This assessment does not include water quality information for the 13.5 million American households that rely on private wells for their drinking water...

Sep 19 11:50

NASA Moon Orbiter Fails to Spot India's Lunar Lander

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has reportedly failed to spot India’s Chandrayaan-2 lunar lander, which apparently crashed during its Sept. 6 touchdown attempt.

LRO’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera instrument, or LROC, imaged the intended south pole touchdown site for the lander, which is called Vikram, as planned yesterday (Sept. 17), Aviation Week's Mark Carreau reported. But "long shadows in the area may be obscuring the silent lunar explorer," Carreau wrote.

“It was near dusk as the region prepares to transition from a two-week lunar day to an equally long lunar night, so shadows covered much of the region, and Vikram may not be in the LROC’s field of view," Carreau wrote, citing a NASA statement. (The Aviation Week article is behind a paywall.)

Sep 19 11:37

We Don’t Have a Real Market for Health Care in the U.S.

By Robert E. Wright

In some circles, deregulation got a bad name due to the Panic of 2008. It shouldn’t have as the causes of the subprime mortgage crisis ran deep, but ultimately dumb bureaucratic incentives rather than partially deregulated markets precipitated the panic.

Deregulation of alcohol production showed what entrepreneurs can achieve, if only allowed the chance. So, too, did deregulation of the airline industry in 1978. Flying today sucks, but without those reforms, flying would still suck and coach seats would cost $1,000 or more on major domestic routes. And you would see a lot more out-of-state license plates on our already overcrowded interstates.

Why, then, does the federal government simply not deregulate health care and health insurance?...

Sep 19 11:18

U.S. House Reps Confront FCC on Not Changing 23-Year-Old RF Exposure Limits for Current Wireless Tech Despite Research Proving Harm

By B.N. Frank

Current federal RF safety limits for cell phones and all other wireless technologies were established before most people had or were exposed to cell phones or other wireless radiation emitting technology. They don’t apply to how most of the population uses or are exposed today. They don’t consider more recent research and risks from all sources of exposure. These limits need to be changed but the FCC refuses to change them...

Sep 19 11:15

NASA official casts doubt on agency's ability to meet a 2024 deadline for returning astronauts to the moon less than a week after it reaffirmed the goal

In a congressional subcommittee Wednesday, Kenneth Bowersox, acting associate administrator for human exploration, said that while NASA is doing its best to meet a White House-imposed deadline of 2024, he wouldn't bet anything on it.

Sep 19 08:21

Vacant Lots In Detroit Are Being Transformed Into Bee Farms

By Mayukh Saha

Two Detroit locals have taken a sweet initiative to fight inner-city urban blight by taking abandoned lots and converting them into full-fledged urban bee farms.

Detroit Hives, a non-profit organization, has been working towards both honey bee conservation and city refurbishment since 2017. The founders, who are both Detroit natives, noticed how abandoned lots were ruining neighborhoods. They were dumping grounds for waste, uncared for, and unkempt. But where did the idea for apiaries come from?...

Sep 18 18:53

Health Concerns Have Stopped 5G Rollout in Australia!

By B.N. Frank

No matter how proponents try to spin it, the Telecom Industry has provided NO scientific evidence that 5G exposure is safe and many credible doctors and scientists insist that IT ISN’T. Symptoms from exposure include irritated eyes, increased sweating, and more. In fact, people and their pets are already suffering from exposure where it’s been installed.

This being said — a big congratulations to Aussies for stopping 5G from being installed in the Land Down Under...

Sep 18 11:44

CBD May Alleviate Seizures and Help with Neurodevelopmental Conditions

UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Ben Philpot, PhD, and Bin Gu, PhD, found that cannabidiol had anti-seizure effects and behavior benefits in animal models of Angelman syndrome, a neurodevelopmental disorder.

A marijuana plant extract, also known as cannabidiol (CBD), is being commonly used to improve anxiety, sleep problems, pain, and many other neurological conditions. Now UNC School of Medicine researchers show it may alleviate seizures and normalize brain rhythms in Angelman syndrome, a rare neurodevelopmental condition...

Sep 18 10:40

Scott Adams: Coffee…NOW!

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My new book LOSERTHINK goes on sale 11/5. Pre-order: https://bit.ly/2NRammu
Was Corey Lewandowski’s testimony, Trump inspired technique?
Making a mockery of the process was hilarious
A suggested plan for gun control policy
Saudi Arabia isn’t positive Aramco attack was from Iran?
If NOT Iran…then who?
Response options and outcomes
President Trump understands human nature like nobody else

Sep 18 10:21

Brazil Experiment May Have Accidentally Created Genetically-Modified Super Mosquitos

An experiment to deliberately release genetically modified mosquitos into Brazil appears to have failed miserably - and may have even resulted in 'super-mosquitos' according to a Yale research study published earlier this month.

During a 27-month experiment aimed at curbing the spread of Yellow Fever, Dengue, Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases, approximately 450,000 male "OX513A" mosquitos modified by UK biotech company Oxitec were released into the wild in 2013. Females who mate with the designer mosquitos produce non-viable offspring, while Oxitec said that the man-made modifications wouldn't make it into the local insect population.

Wrong...

Sep 18 09:39

Only the Coalition of the Foolish Wants a War With Iran

If you want to identify the most reckless powers in our world today, look no further than Israel, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States of America.

byVijay PrashadThe reaction from Iran has been calm. The government in Tehran has decided not to cower beneath the storm clouds from Washington. It threatens Canada with its own sanctions if the Canadians do not release seized Iranian assets. An oil tanker that was carrying diesel to the United Arab Emirates has been seized by the Iranians on the grounds of smuggling. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani told the Syria Summit in Ankara, Turkey, that there can be no stability in Syria as long as U.S. troops remain there. Iran refuses to blink. It has taken the position that it must stand strong and call the U.S. bluff.

This is a dangerous bluff.

But it is also a calculated one.

Sep 18 09:36

This Wasn’t How Trump’s War on Iran Was Supposed to Go

The U.S. thought it was cleverly choking the regime, but now it's clear that 'maximum pressure' goes both ways.
The Saturday attack on Saudi oil facilities, which took 5.7 million barrels of oil per day offline, is the escalation that wasn’t supposed to happen. Now that it has happened, we enter perilous new terrain.
In the meantime, Trump is in a tight spot of his own making, with neither escalation nor retrenchment looking to be attractive options. The president may have outsmarted himself this time.
The whole drama, in a nutshell, is just the old-fashioned hubris of the imperial power, issuing its edicts, and genuinely surprised when it encounters resistance, even though such resistance confirms for the wunderkinds their view of the enemy’s malevolence.

Is Trump trapped? That is the question of the hour.

Sep 18 08:29

Geopolitical Tectonic Plates are Shifting

With the world on fire in so many places, trying to write an overview can be a daunting task when a book-sized effort is really needed. But our commentaries here can help readers begin to connect the dots as to why this is all happening, what the downside risks are to us, and what options we have to try to approach it better.

Sep 18 08:25

Prozac Maker Paid Millions To Secure Favorable Verdict In Mass Shooting Lawsuit

By Arjun Walia

Everybody should know by now that pharmaceutical companies tend to be extremely unethical, and that they have a very tight stranglehold over government health regulatory agencies like the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

According to Robert F. Kennedy Jr., pharmaceutical companies have more lobbyists in Washington D.C. than there are congressmen and senators combined. They are even more powerful than big oil and gas, so you can just imagine the power they exercise over politicians and our federal health regulatory agencies...

Sep 18 08:24

Russia and Iran build powerful alliance countering USA and Saudi Arabia

The situation on the world market of oil is reminiscent of a game of tennis with the participation of four players. Russia and Iran play in tandem to raise oil prices, while the tandem of the United States and Saudi Arabia has a goal to cause oil prices to collapse. The players realize that the winner will dictate rules of the game in world politics.

Sep 18 08:21

Chinese-Thai Military Cooperation Expanding

Recent news of Bangkok signing a 6.5 billion Thai Baht deal with China to procure a naval landing ship (a landing platform dock or LPD) further illustrates growing ties between Beijing and Bangkok in the sphere of military matters.

The Thai Royal Navy’s only other ship of similar capabilities is the HTMS Angthong, built by Singapore, Bangkok Post reported.

The deal comes in the wake of several other significant arms acquisitions made by Bangkok in recent years including 39 Chinese-built VT-4 main battle tanks (with another batch of 14 being planned), China’s Type-85 armoured personnel carriers and even the nation’s first modern submarine made by China expected to be in service by 2023.

Sep 18 08:19

Will the US Use Greece to Block Russia in the Black Sea?

The port of Alexandroupoli is of particular importance to US policy in not only the Balkans, but especially to Russia. It is also an important energy route as the Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB) pipeline and the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) is in the region. The port is also important for transportation as it is strategically located close to the Turkish-controlled Dardanelles that connects the Aegean/Mediterranean Seas with the Black Sea, and therefore Russia.

With the acquisition of this port, NATO and US forces may be in the Balkans in only a few hours and can easily stop Russian trade with the world via the Black Sea by blockading the Dardanelles. With Turkey increasingly defying NATO – in which Greece is also a member state of – by improving relations with Russia and buying the S-400, the US can make Greece more aligned with it under the guise of ensuring Greece’s security.

Sep 18 08:15

Trump orders 'substantial increase' in sanctions on Iran

This lover of Israel is raising on a busted flush.

President Trump announced Wednesday that he had ordered a “substantial increase” in sanctions on Iran.

“I have just instructed the Secretary of the Treasury to substantially increase Sanctions on the country of Iran!” he wrote on Twitter.

The move comes after Saturday’s drone strikes on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, which the country said had disrupted about half of the kingdom's oil capacity, or 5% of the daily global oil supply.

US Defense Secretary Mike Esper said on Monday that the US military is preparing a response to the attack on major Saudi Arabia oil facilities, AFP reported.

Sep 18 08:12

+18 Graphic Video: Israeli forces shoot dead Palestinian woman for alleged stabbing attack

These Israeli criminals let her bleed to death. Probably a throw down knife! And Trump loves Israel.

A Palestinian woman was shot dead by an Israeli force north of Jerusalem amid conflicting reports about the main reason behind the shooting.
According to local sources, a woman lost her way and approached a security checkpoint for the Israeli forces in Qalandiya village, located between Jerusalem and Ramallah, when she was shot in her leg.

Sep 18 08:10

State Takes Child from Parents, Forces Him to Take Chemo for Treating Cancer With Cannabis

By Jack Burns

Parents of a 4-year-old Florida boy had their child taken away last month because they sought to treat his cancer in a holistic manner. A judge ruled the couple had placed their son in harm’s way after ceasing chemotherapy treatments for his leukemia.

Taylor Bland-Ball and Joshua McAdams had their parental rights taken away from them following the couple’s decision to seek a second opinion out of state. That decision led to the parents giving their son CBD and THC oil along with traditional chemotherapy treatments...

Sep 18 08:07

Blunders eroded US military edge in Pacific

The United States Studies Center at the University of Sydney recently issued a report: “Averting Crisis: American Strategy, Military Spending and Collective Defense in the Indo-Pacific.” Averting Disaster would be a better title. The crisis is already here.
Much of the press coverage focuses on the PLA’s ability to launch a sudden, devastating missile strike against vulnerable US bases in the region. But the problems go beyond China’s formidable missile force. Rather, Chinese advances are across the military spectrum: surface ships, fighters and bombers, submarines and anti-submarine warfare, cyber and outer space warfare. Beijing is figuring out how to put it all together – and operating far from Chinese territory.
In simple language: The US could have a hard time in a fight – and might not win. A far cry from years of assumed American superiority over the PLA.

Sep 18 07:58

Vigil Held In Sacramento For Children Killed Or Injured By Vaccines

By Arjun Walia

Every single headline from any mainstream media source that calls attention to people raising concerns about vaccines–or in this case, protesting the recent SB277 bill that was signed into law in California State, stripping away medical exemptions for vulnerable children–always seems to contain “anti-vaccine” in the title and within the body of the article.

“Anti-vaccine” is a term used, along with ridicule, to oppose those who are concerned about vaccine safety and just want to bring awareness to the many issues that plague the world regarding vaccines...

Sep 18 07:48

Tropical Storm Jerry forms and forecast to be hurricane by Friday

Tropical Storm Jerry formed early Wednesday and is expected to continue to gain strength becoming a hurricane by Thursday night or Friday morning as the storm moves west, according to the National Hurricane Center’s 5 a.m. update.

Jerry has maximum sustained winds of 45 mph and is moving at 13 mph, the NHC said. The system will be considered a category 1 hurricane when the winds begin blowing at 74 mph.

Jerry’s tropical-storm-force winds extend up to 45 miles from the center.

Sep 18 03:54

Beijing, Moscow can balance negative impact from US — Chinese experts

In pundits' thinking, the damage Washington had done to the global economy was particularly affecting the United States’ allies.

BEIJING, September 18. /TASS/. China and Russia have been successfully acting as protectors of global security amid the failure of the United States’ foreign policy, particularly in relation to Afghanistan, said Chinese experts interviewed by the Global Times newspaper.

"After the collapse of peace talks between the US and the Taliban, a Taliban delegation met with Russian officials in Moscow, and China is also maintaining communications with relevant forces in Afghanistan. This is proof that China and Russia are all contributing to regional peace, while the US is failing," said Yang Jin, an associate research fellow at the department of East European, Russian and Central Asian Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

Sep 18 03:52

Russia refuses to play musical chairs with America’s debt, continues to dump US Treasuries

Moscow has continued to sell off US Treasury securities, cutting its stockpile by $2.35 billion in July, according to the latest US Department of the Treasury data released on Tuesday.
Russia’s holdings of US state debt amounted to $8.5 billion in July, with long-term US Treasury securities standing at $6.2 billion and short-term at $2.2 billion. In June, Russian investment in Treasury bills was around $10.8 billion.

Sep 18 03:50

Questions, Not Answers Surround U.S. Push to War with Iran

Moscow has had its fill of Netanyahu. He’s openly mocking Trump at international forums, first offering to sell the U.S. Russia’s hypersonic missiles at the G-20 and then offering to sell S-400 missile defense systems to the Saudis to protect their people from outside actors.
All with tongue firmly implanted in cheek, but like with all good comedy a core of undeniable truth.
Things look bad for the alliance between the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia, when your opponents are laughing at you openly. In that moment Putin exposed that the emperor truly was standing naked in front of the world.

Sep 18 03:45

‘My AR is Ready’

Last week, a political party of violence peddling Bolsheviks held a debate involving candidates who wish to be anointed the next American Emperor. One candidate by the name of Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke (known to Real Texans and Real Mexicans as The Fake Mexican) adamantly announced his intentions to confiscate the firearms of peaceful American subjects.

Not surprisingly, this assertion brought a rousing response from those who would object to such a criminal action. One of those objecting was Texas State Rep. Briscoe Cain. His response was equally inflammatory:

“My AR is ready for you, Robert Francis.”
Yes, his “AR is ready.”

1) It’s “ready” to be used to defend himself, his family and his community from criminal, murderous rampages.

Sep 18 03:42

Locked and Loaded on Behalf of Empire First

American democracy and capitalist prosperity are dying on the vine of Empire. And this weekend’s drone attack on the largest oil processing facility on the planet is a graphic case of why. So is the related picture below.

The scene is of Yemenis burying a busload of children who were obliterated by American-made bombs delivered by American-made Saudi aircraft, which were being navigated to target by US command and control assets.

This particular cruel foray was just one of thousands of sorties launched by the Saudis since 2015, which have resulted in upwards of 100,000 civilian deaths in northern Yemen and the virtual destruction of its economy – meaning horrific outbreaks of starvation, cholera and other diseases have become commonplace.

Sep 18 03:35

How Russian And Iran Beat Their Opponents' Strategies

Over the last decades Russia and Iran both needed to develop means to protect themselves against an ever growing threat from the United States and its allies. Both found unique ways to build deterrence that fit their situation.
Neither the U.S. nor its allies reacted to those developments by adopting their strategies or military means. It is only recently that the U.S. has woken up to the real situation. The loss of half its oil export capacity may finally wake up Saudi Arabia. Most other U.S. allies are still asleep.

When NATO extended into east Europe and the U.S. left the Anti-Ballistic-Missile Treaty Russia announced that it would develop countermeasures to keep the U.S. deterred from attacking it. Ten years later Russia delivered on its promise.
Iran, in contrast, developed its weapons along an asymmetric strategy just as Russia did.

Sep 17 12:57

Egypt Introduces First “Vertical Forest” to Africa to Solve Housing Crisis and Pollution

By Jason Erickson

It’s well understood by most readers of this site that Egypt has experienced massive turmoil over the last decade in the aftermath of a contentious revolution in 2011. While it’s a tendency to ignore political machinations in far-off lands, unless they have a demonstrable effect at home, there is one area of concern for which everyone should be empathetic: overcrowding and urban pollution...

Various economic crises around the world have left abandoned buildings, empty malls and dilapidated houses with enormous potential if we begin to expand our thinking. Vertical Forests and Vertical Farming appear to represent two key ways that we can maintain our connection to nature and self-sufficient food production...

Sep 17 10:51

Pioneering stem cell injections boost recovery in 25 stroke patients 'by helping damaged nerve cells regrow within six months'

The trial is among the first times the therapy has been tested on human patients
Their own bone marrow cells were put into their blood within 72 hours of stroke
One scientist said their nerve cells were regrowing in a way not usually seen
More than 100,000 strokes happen annually in the UK and 795,000 in the US
By SAM BLANCHARD SENIOR HEALTH REPORTER FOR MAILONLINE

PUBLISHED: 09:00 EDT, 17 September 2019 | UPDATED: 11:48 EDT, 17 September 2019

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Fingers crossed that if this therapy can be tested with a larger population sample, and works well, that it can be available for stroke victims - and their families - soon.

Sep 17 09:11

“Trash Wheel” Invention Cleans Millions Of Pounds Of Garbage From Baltimore Harbor

By John Vibes

The Baltimore harbor is by far the most popular tourist destination in the city, but over the years conditions in the water began to deteriorate. Luckily, a Maryland resident invented a device that has been helping to remove millions of pounds of trash and debris from the harbor...

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