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Apr 25 16:28

“Pseudo Satellite” Aircraft Being Tested to Blast WiFi At Us From the Sky Even Though WiFi Isn’t Harmless

By B.N. Frank

Activist Post has reported about research that has already proven that WiFi isn’t harmless and neither is 5G technology. In fact, no “safe” level of wireless radiation exposure has been scientifically determined for children or pregnant women...

Now aircraft is being tested that will make it cheaper for telecom companies to blast WiFi at us from the sky...

Apr 25 14:59

FDA Approves New Treatment For ADHD Using Electrical Shocks To The Forehead

There’s an exciting breakthrough for the treatment of ADHD, and it does not involve drugs.

It’s the first FDA-approved medical device for the condition and CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez reports that it works by stimulating nerves in the forehead.

The device, called Monarch eTNS, stimulates different nerves in a similar way that studies have shown stimulating nerves in the neck are effective for controlling epilepsy and depression.

It’s easy to think of ADHD as just young kids, usually boys, being full of energy and rambunctious – until you see what one mother deals with when her nine-year-old is unmedicated.

Apr 25 11:26

Women who use antibiotics for more than two months are 35% more likely to suffer a heart attack or a stroke, study finds

Experts believe the long-term use of the drugs wipes out healthy bacteria in the gut - creating an imbalance that increases inflammation, narrows blood vessels and ends up damaging the heart.

They think this creates a cumulative effect, so the more frequently a woman uses antibiotics during her lifetime, the greater the eventual risk.

Apr 25 10:52

NASA safety panel offers more detail on Dragon anomaly, urges patience

"Firing of 12 service section Dracos were successfully performed," she said, noting that the 12 smaller Draco engines used for in-space maneuvering functioned normally. "Firing of eight SuperDracos resulted in an anomaly," Sanders concluded. This suggests the anomaly occurred during or just after the SuperDraco test. Sanders also noted that SpaceX followed all safety protocols for the test and that no one was injured.

Apr 25 09:00

NEC’s Global Facial Biometrics Program Will “Solve Health Problems”

By MassPrivateI

Last week, NEC Corporation and Nagasaki University announced that they are creating a global facial recognition program based on the U.N.’s slogan of eradicating poverty called “Leave No One Behind.” ...

I have covered the rise of facial biometrics for years, but I have never ever come across such a bold slogan that plainly states that they want to identify everyone, including children...

Apr 25 08:42

Stop cancer cells dead in their tracks with turmeric

In 1863, Rudolf Virchow noted that cancer often appeared in body parts that suffered from severe inflammation due to injury or a degenerative disease.

Turmeric happens to be a powerful anti-inflammatory food. By neutralizing inflammation, it makes it much harder for cancer cells to appear and grow in an area.

Apr 25 07:58

18 Grateful Dead w/ Neville Brothers - Sugar Magnolia - 07.10.89 - East Rutherford NJ

This will put a smile on your face especially Jerry's solos! 7 minutes in! I need a smile this morning!

If it ain't worth playin loud,it ain't worth playin!

Apr 24 12:13

Scott Adams: Climate Change Whistleblowers! Contact Me to Get Rich, if You Exist

Bonus broadcast!

Climate whistleblowers can contact me, confidentially via LinkedIn
I’ll show you how to get rich…if you would like that
If you wish to remain anonymous, I’ll keep you anonymous
I’ll be your agent and help you get a massive amount of money
Qualified whistleblower examples:
Direct evidence that temperature measurements are fake?
Direct evidence anybody secretly try to fool us?
Any falsified data?
Some ways I can help you become rich…
Book deal
Speaking engagements
GoFundMe

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1121091491487604736

Apr 24 11:54

Man Builds Epic Off-Grid Log Cabin to Escape the Stress of City Life

By Natural Blaze

Shawn James couldn’t take it anymore. A normal job in the city wasn’t for him. One day he quit working, cashed in his savings, and headed to the Canadian wilderness to become self-reliant. First, he needed a place to live. With nothing more than hand tools, Mr. James built an epic off-grid log cabin...

Apr 24 11:43

China and India Lead the Way in Greening

The world is literally a greener place than it was twenty years ago, and data from NASA satellites has revealed a counterintuitive source for much of this new foliage. A new study shows that China and India—the world’s most populous countries—are leading the increase in greening on land. The effect comes mostly from ambitious tree-planting programs in China and intensive agriculture in both countries.

Apr 24 11:41

Scott Adams: TDS, Dopamine, Climate Crazies, Russian Interference, Bernie

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1121053443295027200

President Trump’s criticism of Chris Cuomo and his reply
Cuomo acknowledged a lot of the really good stuff happening
Then he implied 50% approval rating is Trump’s fault
Without all the fake news, President Trump’s approval would be 75%
Today, the news industry creates the news
Crazy Bernie has become the voice of reason
Bernie’s more concerned about issues than impeachment
He says impeachment efforts would STRENGTHEN Trump
Glen Greenwald’s tweets on Mueller report continue to impress
Glen is correcting deceptively reported fake news by the press
Glen is a liberal that sees his side ignoring, spinning the truth
Really DUMB things I hear on social media
CO2 is plant food…and studies show the world is “greening”
Plants are responding to increased food supply availability

Apr 24 09:21

Vietnam Demands Monsanto Pay Victims of Agent Orange For Cancer & Birth Defects

By Arjun Walia

Agent Orange studies were mandated by Congress in the 1980s. These studies were headed by Dr. Frank DeStefano, and Dr. Coleen Boyle of the CDC, who are now in charge of vaccine safety studies at the agency. Frank and Coleen ended the Agent Orange studies two years early, emphasizing that “no link” would be found between illnesses being reported by injured veterans and Agent Orange. The early termination of the study is what allowed the US Department of Veterans Affairs to deny any connection between Agent Orange and medical problems, preventing veterans and their families from qualifying for fair compensation. The Boyle/DeStefano team’s deception was outed by Admiral Zumwalt, who went to the President and laid out the science in a classified report (which has now been declassified)...

Apr 24 09:13

Deadly swine fever spreads across all China, threatening massive pork shortage

African swine fever has spread all across China’s mainland, threatening the country’s entire sprawling hog industry and the global supply of pork. The epidemic broke out nine months ago but still appears to be uncontained.

It has now reached China’s southernmost province of Hainan – which had thus far been spared from swine fever. Over 140 pigs have already died from the disease at six farms in the province, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Sunday.

Apr 24 09:08

Outbreak: Statewide Hepatitis A Infections In Georgia

The state of Georgia is experiencing a statewide viral outbreak. Hepatitis A is spreading across the state as 250 cases of the infection have been identified. That’s more than four times the number of infections in 2017.

The Georgia Department of Public Health says the cases date as far back as June 2018. The number of cases identified is nine times higher than the total of 24 infections identified in 2017, the department said according to a report by First Coast News.

Hepatitis A has been spreading rapidly in areas with a large homeless population. Some cities in California have even taken to bleaching the streets in an attempt to contain the infection.

Apr 23 18:50

The Fountain Murders:

Oliver Lee is the most underrated gunman of The Old West!

February 1, 1896
Albert Jennings Fountain is agitated. It’s cold and windy, and his young son is coming down with a cold. Fountain is anxious to get the eight year old home to his mother, but his discomfort has more to do with three suspicious horseback riders who have been tailing him for some time.

These are not the first riders to trail him on this ride. Some 40 miles from Las Cruces, New Mexico, Fountain encountered the mail carrier on the way to Tularosa. Reining up, the postman had pulled alongside, and Fountain asked him, while pointing off in the distance: “Do you know who those horsemen are?”

Apr 23 18:45

The Assassination of Pat Garrett

Once and for all, who did it and why?

For the 57-year-old lawman, his was an undignified death. Pat Garrett was urinating on the side of the road to Las Cruces, New Mexico, about four miles east of town. As he was so occupied, somebody hidden about 50 feet behind him put a Winchester bullet in the back of his head.

On February 29, 1908, Garrett was dead. The man who had headed down the legends trail nearly 30 years before when he killed Billy the Kid, murdered.

It was a conspiracy. A contract murder. An organized crime hit.

This is what we know........

Apr 23 11:37

Scott Adams: Biden, Impeachment Fantasies, Student Loans, Healthcare

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1120688714907185152

Democrats trying to get ahold of President Trump’s tax returns
They say just ensuring the IRS is doing its job
Does that pass ANYONE’S sniff test?
Health & Humans Services isn’t good at explaining anything, but…
…they might be testing various healthcare solutions
A+ to our government for small scale A-B testing
Senator Warren wants to eliminate unpaid student debt
Climate Change debate update
The infamous Climate-gate email
Consider me your hoax sniffing service animal
Bernie wants convicts in prison to have voting rights
Should the Boston Marathon bombers get to vote?
Murderers and other heinous people allowed to vote?
“Roadmap to Impeachment” claims by Dems and fake news media
NOBODY has stated anything impeachable, why not?
Is following the advice of your lawyer illegal now?

Apr 23 10:47

The Value of a Self-Directed Summer for Kids

By Kerry McDonald

It’s all over the news these days. Kids are stressed-out, not playing, and, most worrisome, experiencing sharp increases in depression and suicide.

So what can parents do? ...

Apr 23 08:08

TO BECOME AN AMERICAN, PROVE YOU HAVEN’T SMOKED POT

SOURCE: CATO.ORG
One requirement for immigrants to naturalize and receive U.S. citizenship is that they affirmatively demonstrate “good moral character.” America’s nanny staters have decided that consuming marijuana in any form is, well, immoral. The Trump administration decided this week to clarify further that it is still immoral to use, share, sell, or manufacture marijuana that is legal at the state level. The updated guidance states:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

According to the stats by The Recovery Village: How Long does Marijuana Stay in your System?

People who smoked marijuana in the last:
30-45 days can fail a urine test
60-75 days can fail a blood test
Up to 90 days can fail a hair follicle test

Though the effects of THC, the main chemical in marijuana, wear off within a few hours of ingesting marijuana, traces of the chemical can remain in the body for weeks. There is no perfect formula for determining exactly how long marijuana stays in someone’s system during a urine, blood, saliva or hair drug test.

So what is supposed to happen, now, in terms of states which have allowed the legal sale of marijuana?!? Is that just supposed to "go away" from this edict, or will it go all the way up to the Supreme Court as a test case, about Federal Law here superseding State Law?!?

And in light of the fact that the legal sale of marijuana has happened in 10 US states (along with the district of Columbia States where the sale of marijuana is legal, will those states which have already legalized the drug be made to renounce the legal sale of it, because of these "guidelines"?!?

Apr 23 07:38

MASSIVE FEDERAL SWEEP NABS 60 DOCTORS ACCUSED OF DISTRIBUTING MILLIONS OF OPIOID PILLS FOR SEX, CASH

SOURCE: ELIAS MARAT @ THEMINDUNLEASHED.COM
In the biggest crackdown of its kind in the nation’s history, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has charged 60 doctors, nurses, and pharmacists with having illegally handed out millions of prescriptions for opioids in a pattern of malpractice that fed the flames of the ongoing opioid addiction crisis.

Medical professionals throughout the industry including general practitioners, dentists, nurse practitioners, podiatrists, and orthopedic specialists have been accused of trading drugs for sex, writing prescriptions to Facebook friends in the absence of a medical exam, and even pulling teeth without a legitimate basis beyond acquiring prescriptions for pain pills.

While the methods in each case varied, prosecutors remain adamant that those who were already suffering an addiction to the opioids were given prescriptions to feed their often-deadly dependence on such drugs as oxycodone, methadone, and morphine.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Isn't it the Hippocratic Oath, something the medical community used to follow in it's premise, which was, "First, to do no harm"?!?

Apparently, the people doing the bad prescribing in these cases, have very conveniently stopped honoring that premise.

Apr 23 06:48

Bottled Water Warning: 11 Brands Found to Contain Arsenic

Contamination of public water supply systems is a very real threat (Flint, we are looking at you), but unfortunately, bottled water isn’t always safer.

For years, we have known that much of the bottled water on the market is simply tap water that has been purified, poured into bottles with pretty labels, and sold for a hefty price. In other words, you could do the same thing with your faucet and a Big Berkey.

There are many contaminants that can be found in both tap and bottled water, including lead, pesticides, bacteria, nitrates, nitrites, chlorine, parasites, and arsenic.

Speaking of arsenic, a new investigation from Consumer Reports identified 11 brands of bottled water that contain detectable amounts of the naturally occurring (and toxic) element.

Apr 22 15:48

Consumer Alert: Tylenol's Empathy-Killing Properties Confirmed in 2nd Study

Over-the-counter painkillers have become classical examples of this, with so-called "low-dose" aspirin no longer considered safe enough to use for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and stroke, ibuprofen causing tens of thousands of deaths each year due to its recently discovered cardiotoxicity, and Tylenol’s adverse effects on the psychospiritual constitution of humanity only just beginning to surface on top of it’s already well-established extreme toxicity to the liver.

Apr 22 15:13

Here's New Mexico Militia Leader Johnny Horton Jr.'s Bizarre Arrest Record

Very interesting.Anybody arrested for felon in possession of a firearm would get 15 months prison time by the feds. No federal charges until this little stunt. This fellow is working for somebody IMHO. Even if this article is from the SPLC.

Horton’s fundraising attempts were documented in November in a Hatewatch article about how caravan paranoia was sowing division among militia diehards. The article revealed that Horton’s real name is Larry Hopkins, a fact he fails to make clear in his group’s fundraising pitches on PayPal and GoFundMe. Since then, Hopkins, 69, has increased the amount of money he’s asking for to more than $12,000, having already surpassed his previous goal of $2,500.

Now, Hatewatch has obtained records that show there’s more to Hopkins’ history than just his fictitious name and elaborate claims.

https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/11/15/caravan-paranoia-tearin...

Apr 22 15:05

Mitchell Hopkins: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Is it just my imagination or does this whole thing smell kinda putrid!
Agent Provocateur?

The FBI has arrested Larry Mitchell Hopkins, the head of a militia group that has been detaining would-be migrants at the US-Mexico border. The FBI announced that Hopkins, 69, had been arrested on April 20 in Sunland Park, New Mexico on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

The militia members say they are fighting to defend their flag and their country, but human rights groups, like the American Civil Liberties Union, have denounced the group as a “fascist militia organization.”

Apr 22 12:21

New Roundup-Cancer Lawsuit Exposes Cozy Relationship Between Monsanto And EPA

A third lawsuit related to claims that Monsanto’s Roundup causes cancer has revealed new details about the cozy relationship between the biotech giant and U.S. regulators.

On Monday, Monsanto Co. corporate spokesman William Reeves admitted the corporation has regularly communicated with U.S. regulatory agencies regarding reviews of the controversial Roundup herbicide. Reeves denied that Monsanto had given the agencies orders to follow. Reeves’ testimony came about during the latest lawsuit against biotech giant Monsanto, as Alva and Alberta Pilliod fight to prove that Roundup caused their cancer.

Apr 22 11:25

Redacted’s Karavani Aims Her Water Cannon at Nestle and Its Poland Spring Water Fraud

Nestlé is facing a class-action lawsuit from consumers in eight states in New England, based on claims that the Poland Spring brand is “100% Natural Spring Water.” The plaintiffs, from Maine to Pennsylvania, are alleging deceptive labeling.

A classic example is labeling something “all natural.” That label really means that all of the ingredients occur in nature, but it doesn’t guarantee a healthier product. There are plenty of unhealthy things in nature, like tobacco. However, the label “all natural” implies a healthier product because many other products are pumped full of chemicals. What Nestlé does is more egregious. They put “Poland Spring” on their water. Consumers often make the reasonable assumption the water comes from the Poland Spring in Maine that is the implied source. They then think it’s fresh spring water when in reality it’s groundwater.

Apr 22 11:24

The Moon Shines with Jupiter and Saturn This Week! Here's How to See It

When the bright planet Jupiter rises in the southeastern sky at about 12:15 a.m. local time on Tuesday morning, April 23, it will be positioned 3 degrees to the lower left of the waning gibbous moon. The moon and planet will cross the sky together for the rest of the night, eventually moving to a point low in the southwestern pre-dawn sky. The duo will make a lovely photo opportunity when composed with an interesting foreground landscape.(Image: © Starry Night software)

If you're up late in the coming nights, you may want to pay attention to the waning gibbous moon — for it will be visiting the two largest gas giants of our solar system early on Tuesday and Thursday mornings (April 23 and 25).

On Tuesday morning, the moon will sidle up to the largest planet in our solar system, giant Jupiter. Then, two mornings later, on Thursday, the moon will meet up with the ringed wonder of our planetary system, Saturn.

Apr 22 10:47

10 Gentian Violet Uses + Side Effects

The blue-violet dye Gentian Violet was used for skin diseases in the 19th century. Today it’s re-emerging as a cheap and easy-to-use alternative for thrush, fighting bacterial skin infections, parasites, and fungal infections. Read on to learn more about gentian violet, its uses, benefits, and side effects.

What Is Gentian Violet?
Gentian violet, also known as crystal violet and methyl violet 10B, is a blue-violet dye. It’s derived from coal tar and is traditionally used as a remedy for skin conditions [R, R].

Gentian violet was first produced in the 19th century and has been used ever since as an antibiotic for various diseases.

Apr 22 10:29

Scott Adams: Iranian Sanctions, Free College, 2020, Climate Credibility

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1120326904760823808

Poll of Democrat activists says they support Kamala Harris
Poll of the public shows Biden at 30%, Harris 8.5%
Who will win the Dem nomination, activists or the public?
Iran deal cancelled a long time ago…no known repercussions
John Stossel’s support for SAFE Gen IV nuclear power
Whether or not climate change is real, SAFE Gen IV needed
“Peak Oil” concept from the 1970s created the green community
Peak oil worries went away because of new oil technology
Green community pivoted to continue justifying their existence
Now…green energy needed because of climate change
Audience call, topic: Tell me something you think we disagree on
Transgender athletes dominating on women’s teams
“Easter Worshippers” reference by Obama, Hillary and others
Who should make a life/death decision, mother, doctor, government?

Apr 22 10:27

Climate Activism: An Ideology in Search of a Justification

In the abstract, peak-oil theory simply makes a series of mathematical claims about the long-term course of a finite or nonrenewable resource’s uses. In the hands of environmentalist activists, it became an instant cause for alarm. Oil’s nonrenewable nature meant that a resource-depletion event was imminent and that the failure to aggressively adopt “clean” fuel alternatives would lead to a catastrophic collapse of the global energy sector and thus the global economy.

These apocalyptic claims were commonplace at the time of the first Earth Day event in 1970, when environmentalists confidently predicted a complete exhaustion of the world’s oil supply by the year 2000. In subsequent years the environmentalist movement en masse adopted the logic of the famously failed Malthusian doomsayer Paul Ehrlich to suggest an imminent death spiral in the oil-based-energy market, setting a deadline for the global conversion away from fossil fuels.

Apr 22 09:26

Why upbeat pop song like the Beach Boys' Good Vibrations are more effective at waking you up than a beeping alarm

Scientists examined how 50 people woke up each morning at home and the impact this had on their mental performance in the hours after getting out of bed.

They found that people who woke up listening to melodic music suffered lower levels of sleep inertia compared to those who woke up to a classical beeping alarm sound.

Researchers found that while sound is generally good at attracting human attention, melodic music may be better at holding it for longer and help get the brain going in the morning.

This melodic music a appeared to almost entirely neutralise sleep inertia in those taking part in the study.

Apr 21 12:07

Scott Adams: The Coup in Progress, CNN Destroying Climate, Those Pesky Russians

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1119964098836357120

Fentanyl classified as a WMD, Weapon of Mass Destruction
Will we occupy Mexico militarily and take out the cartels?
Cartels have financial incentive to reduce fentanyl deaths
Will the cartels keep Fentanyl out of terrorist hands?
It would be self-preservation by the cartels
Cartels linked to terrorists…that’s the end of the cartels
Terrorists, like the cartels, keep their atrocities below a certain level
Below the level that triggers an American military response
A Russian person sourced the Steele dossier, Kremlin connected?
Narrative: Kremlin was trying to help Trump
Confusing Fact: Steele dossier was rabidly anti-Trump
Why are Clapper and Brennan not in jail?
a coup was attempted on our President, are they innocent?
They were in key positions of knowledge and power
Did Joe Biden collude with Russia?

Apr 21 09:47

New Results On Glyphosate Danger From TheRamazzini Institute - Hormonal Imbalance, More

As you read this article remember you can't get accuracy from EFSA. Going back to aspartame, the European Commission, Scientific Committee on Food did a review. OLAF found instead of a non-bias committee investigating aspartame one person made the decision. OLAF investigates fraud against the EU budget, corruption and serious misconduct within the European institutions, and develops anti-fraud policy for the European Commission. So the Scientific Committee on Food became inactive, and what Europe got in its place was EFSA, the European Food Safety Authority.

Apr 21 09:45

‘Increase in Despair’: Midlife Adult Depression on the Rise in US - Study

US Gen-Xers entering middle age are increasingly subject to depression and despair often leading to suicide, according to a new study.

Thoughts of suicide, abuse of drugs and alcohol and clinical depression are on the rise among Gen-X Americans transiting from their late 30s to their early 40s, according to a newly-published report.

Apr 21 08:32

'I'm just livin': 108-year-old woman reveals she drinks one glass of wine every Friday

It's the eve of her 109th birthday, and Annie Wilson is treating herself to a glass of wine - as she does every Friday, and has done for years.
That one small, weekly glass has been something of a ritual for Annie, who scoffs at the suggestion that she might follow a strict health routine to stay well.
Annie, who has spent her whole life in North Carolina, insists there is no secret formula to living this long.

Apr 20 11:31

Scott Adams: The End of Reliable History Books

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1119605533135085568

Biden going to Charlottesville to announce his candidacy
Does he REALLY not know…”fine people” was a hoax?
Biden is gaffe central, should be interesting
Half the country thinks Mueller report is a roadmap to impeachment
How will history view that belief?
CNN would probably love to have candidate Buttigieg
But will they back him if they realize he can’t win?
What happens if…the WH healthcare plan is really good?
How would the media and the Dems react?
PREDICTION: WH healthcare plan will be better than people imagine
Concerns that President Trump isn’t tough enough on Russia
Would our responses be public or visible?
North Korea impasse situation
Chairman Kim doesn’t want to give up nukes first
US doesn’t want to offer anything till they get rid of nukes

Apr 20 07:57

Green Market Agorism

By Logan Marie Glitterbomb

Agorist theory has been enriched a lot since Samuel Edward Konkin III introduced the initial theory. Through the writings and work of visionaries such as Karl Hess, Ross Ulbricht, Satoshi Nakamoto, Defense Distributed, and Derrick Broze, we have seen agorism grow and expand in ways never thought possible both intellectually and in practice. And the practice will continue to grow and adapt as time goes on, circumstances change, new technologies emerge, etc., as it should...

As agorists, we talk often talk of the white, black, grey, and red markets but there is one market that is surprisingly absent yet increasingly relevant to the conversation: green markets. Now by green market, I don’t mean cannabis, alternative energies, or deceptive greenwashed consumerism. Rather green markets include...

Apr 19 12:39

Scott Adams: The Mueller Report and Mental Illness

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1119239401081458689

Presidential critics trying to spin bad news for them, into good news
Coincidences, unimportant things, but nothing illegal
Actual witch hunters in Salem believed they had good reasons
When is it illegal to listen to information from a person?
“Collusion” charges require an agreement between parties
Chris Cuomo’s laundry list of unimportant, normal, legal things
Part II of Mueller’s report is pure political vaporware
No crimes, just lots of unimportant and legal things
Anti-Trumpers are attempting to lawyer their way out of being wrong
Attempting to define or redefine “witch hunt”
The difference between “spying” and “surveillance
Chris Cuomo discusses things that are legal…but you shouldn’t do
That’s a tell for “I have no reasons”
CNN pushing narrative that Barr framed report to support President

Apr 19 12:23

Measles Crisis: Judge Dismisses Parents’ Suit Against NYC

A New York judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit brought against the city’s Department of Health by five parents who refuse to vaccinate their children.

The dismissal shores up an emergency order declaring the city’s measles outbreak a public health emergency. In addition to mandating the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine for children in zip codes affected by the crisis, it threatened parents with fines of up to $1,000.

There have been 329 confirmed cases of the viral illness, mostly among observant Jews in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn.

“The unvarnished truth is that these diagnoses represent the most significant spike in incidences of measles in the United States in many years and that the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn is at its epicenter,” Kings County Supreme Court justice Lawrence Knipel wrote.

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