SCIENCE/HEALTH/CLIMATE/NATURE | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


SCIENCE/HEALTH/CLIMATE/NATURE

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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?

Dec 04 09:13

General Flynn’s Proposals to Reform Intelligence

General Michael T. Flynn, the next US National Security adviser is in the process of organizing a radical overhaul of the Intelligence Services.

According to our sources, he is getting ready to challenge the big reforms that took place during the Bush and Obama years:

Dec 04 08:47

Master Manipulator: The Explosive True Story of Fraud, Embezzlement, and Government Betrayal at the CDC

Thorsen is a major player and an essential character in this real-life drama. In 2011, he was charged with 13 counts of wire fraud and nine counts of money laundering. A federal grand jury alleged Thorsen stole over $1 million from autism research funding between February 2004 and June 2008.

He stole the money while serving as the principal investigator for a program studying the relationship between autism and exposure to vaccines. At the time, The Copenhagen Post reported that:1

"... [Thorsen] submitted over a dozen false invoices from the CDC for research expenses to Aarhus University … instructing them to transfer the funds to a CDC account, which was in fact his personal account ...

Thorsen's research on autism is widely known in academic circles, where he was until this week a highly respected figure. A paper of his on the subject, which is known as 'The Danish Study,' is quoted extensively to refute the autism vaccine connection."

Dec 04 07:24

First Study on Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated Children Pulled from Web

The results of the first ever study comparing the health of vaccinated children vs. unvaccinated children is out, and they are already causing controversy. For many – hundreds of thousands of families that have already been injured by vaccines – the results won’t be surprising, but to many others, the findings might be a little shocking. This is possibly why the scientific journal which originally published the results withdrew the study from publication. The abstract of the study was published online in Frontiers in Public Health after being accepted November 2. The study compared children’s health via surveys of mothers who home-schooled their children aged 6-12 years. Nearly 40 percent of the children had never been vaccinated, so the control group was adequate to do a good comparison against children who had been vaccinated.

Dec 03 20:23

Oil Has Been Spilling Into the Pacific Since Last Month and It’s Being Totally Ignored

Waking Times Media

Since running aground in mid-October, a small boat has been leaking oil into the Pacific Ocean, and along BC’s Central Coast. Despite the fact that this spill comes in the aftermath of the Royal Visit to the region — a visit that sought to place the health of the coastline and all the life that dwells there within the global lens — there appears to be very little international interest. Making matters worse, there appears to be little interest from Canadian lawmakers on how best to reduce the potential for disasters like this.

Dec 03 20:21

New Evidence Confirms Link Between Autism and Mercury

Waking Times

An international team of scientists has published a study that claims that a fundamental relationship exists between mercury and autism. The research results show that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) had significantly higher levels of mercury when compared with healthy control children. A direct correlation was also observed between levels of mercury toxicity and the severity of autistic behavior. The study, Altered Urinary Porphyrins and Mercury Exposure as Biomarkers for Autism Severity in Egyptian Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, was published in the journal Metabolic Brain Disease.

Dec 03 15:57

5,000yrs Of Battery Life: Nuclear Waste-Formed Radioactive Diamonds Provide Long-Lasting Energy

Scientists have discovered a way to convert nuclear waste into radioactive black diamond batteries which last more than 5,000 years.

Researchers at the University of Bristol have found a means of creating a battery capable of generating clean electricity for five millennia, or as long as human civilization has existed.

Dec 03 15:32

Hypochondriacs & The Placebo Effect: It’s Not Just In Your Head

Researchers have found that about 70 percent of healthy people who worry about developing illnesses may be increasing their risk of heart disease. Another study shows the placebo effect in drug studies can be so powerful as to affect the outcomes.

Dec 03 13:39

MSNBC Debunks Their Own Anti-Trump Global Warming Segment

MSNBC shows a slick animation claiming Arctic ice is at all time lows when it, and the NASA data it cites, shows ice has increased since 2012.

Despite Chris Hayes sensationalist MSNBC “All In” segment tonight the actual NASA data he cites debunks his own report.

Dec 03 11:38

‘Pharma Bro’ Shkreli Livestreams Q&A Rant Over Schoolkids’ Drug Invention

Pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli has posted a video response to Australian schoolkids who recreated his company’s malaria pill for a tiny fraction of its price, as well as launching into a Twitter tirade over their project.

Dec 03 10:56

Personalized Probiotics – In Five Years, It Will Be Routine Medical Practice

By Karen Foster

Intestinal bacteria play a key role in causing and preventing many diseases. Consequently, giving personalised gut health advice will be routine medical practice in five years, predicts the researcher behind the new start-up Map My Gut and big gut data projects British Gut and Kings College London’s TwinsUK Registry.

There are over 400 species of bacteria in your belly right now that can be the key to health or disease...

Dec 03 08:16

‘Heads split wide open’ Anti DAPL protesters complain of police brutality

Dec 02 20:09

Gaza Teen Uses Candle Heat To Generate Electricity

A sixteen year old girl in Gaza has discovered a way to overcome chronic power shortages, by constructing a device that can generate electricity from the heat of candles.

Dec 02 13:35

Shocking Method Cures Man's Prostate Cancer, Doctors Still 'Figuring Out How This Works'

An experimental prostate cancer therapy could revolutionize treatment. By “shocking” tumors with large amounts of testosterone and then depriving it of the same hormone, doctors from Johns Hopkins University halted the progression of the disease.

Dec 02 12:42

Planned Parenthood Referred for Criminal Prosecution

Today, the House Energy & Commerce Committee’s Select Investigative Panel announced that they have referred Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast for criminal prosecution to the Texas Attorney General on account of its illegal sale of baby body parts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dec 02 12:16

IDEAS AND TRENDS; CLUES GET WARM IN THE SEARCH FOR PLANET X

SOMETHING out there beyond the farthest reaches of the known solar system seems to be tugging at Uranus and Neptune. Some gravitational force keeps perturbing the two giant planets, causing irregularities in their orbits. The force suggests a presence far away and unseen, a large object that may be the long-sought Planet X.

Evidence assembled in recent years has led several groups of astronomers to renew the search for the 10th planet. They are devoting more time to visual observations with the 200-inch telescope at Mount Palomar in California. They are tracking two Pioneer spacecraft, now approaching the orbit of distant Pluto, to see if variations in their trajectories provide clues to the source of the mysterious force. And they are hoping that a satellite-borne telescope launched last week will detect heat ''signatures'' from the planet, or whatever it is out there.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is another possibility. To start with, the so-called Cosmic Background Radiation detected by the COBE satellite did not match the predictions from the Big bang model. Instead of being smooth and featureless, it has structure.

Now, any amateur astronomer has probably turned their telescopes on the Ring Nebula in Lyra. Despite the name "Ring" it is actually a Planetary Nebula, meaning a spherical bubble of gas blown off when the star at the center exploded several thousand years ago. The bubble is expanding, and eventually will fade to invisibility as it becomes distended and moves away from the illumination of the remains of that center star.

So, let us suppose that a billion or so years ago, our sun was part of a binary star system, a common enough feature in the universe. And, that companion star, larger than our sun, burned through its fuel more quickly and exploded, creating a planetary nebula. As the bubble shot past our solar system, the planets were bombarded with debris. Today, a billion years later, we see that planetary nebula from our unique position at the center, creating the veil of energy called the cosmic background radiation.

So what the astronomers are looking for with their search (and I took part in one myself when I worked for NASA) is not a new planet at the edge of our solar system but a much larger and more distant dark core of a burned out star; the remains of our binary companion. This would explain why so many searches for whatever is distorting the orbits of the known planets have all failed. In a very real sense, they are looking in the wrong place, too close to home!

Just a thought from out of the box.

Dec 02 11:46

UN apologizes for Haiti cholera spread, not for causing it

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon apologized Thursday for the U.N. not doing enough to contain the spread of a cholera outbreak in Haiti, but he stopped short of apologizing for bringing the disease to the Caribbean nation.

Ban made his remarks in a speech announcing the U.N.'s new approach to cholera in Haiti, which seeks to provide aid to communities affected by the disease that has afflicted some 800,000 Haitians and killed over 9,000.

"On behalf of the United Nations, I want to say very clearly we apologize to the Haitian people. We simply did not do enough with regard to the cholera outbreak and its spread in Haiti. We are profoundly sorry for our role," Ban said, speaking first in Creole, then repeating himself in French and English.

"This has cast a shadow upon the relationship between the United Nations and the people of Haiti. It is a blemish on the reputation of U.N. peacekeeping and the organization world-wide," Ban added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable; So the UN's military can spread disease with impunity, with the UN never being liable for prosecution?!?

What the UN allowed to happen here was a crime against humanity, which they allowed to be inflicted on the Haitian people!!

I cannot possibly articulate just how screwed up this is, in so many, horrific ways!

Dec 02 10:32

Save the Bees? Vandalism, poisoning of beehives an epidemic

Look up "vandalism" + "bees" on Google and you will come across dozens, maybe hundreds of articles on the unknown epidemic killing honeybees, , hive vandals and poisoners.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Cui bono? Who benefits?

Bees are a major component of natural food production as they pollinate plants which allows them to reproduce. If the bees die off (or are killed) farmers will have to buy pre-pollinated GMO seeds. So, who benefits from the bees being killed?

Dec 02 10:19

Pharma company cashed in on Flint water crisis, raised lead poisoning drug prices 2,700 percent

During the Flint city water crisis, as children's brains were being poisoned by lead coming from their tap water, one pharmaceutical company was caught cashing in, in the greediest way. Valeant Pharmaceuticals hiked the price of an important medicine that treats severe lead poisoning. They hiked the price by a stunning 2,700 percent between 2013 and 2015, severely restricting the medicine's availability at a time when children in Flint, Michigan needed it the most.

Dec 02 09:43

Maryland To Become First State In U.S. To Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides

Waking Times Media

ThinkProgress reports that in April, the Maryland House and Senate agreed upon and jointly passed a final version of the Maryland Pollinator Protection Act. If passed, the legislation will virtually eliminate consumer use of the widely-used pesticide that has been shown to negatively impact honey bee populations. In effect, Maryland will become the first state in the U.S. to codify such protection for the bumbling insects.

Dec 02 09:35

Germany Bans Cultivation of GM Crops Under EU Opt-Out Law

Waking Times Media

Germany’s cabinet just approved a draft law which bans the cultivation of genetically modified crops within their borders.

Dec 02 09:25

Parkinson's could start in the GUT not the brain: Study finds first ever link between the disease and gut microbes

Parkinson's disease may start in the gut, groundbreaking new research suggests.

Scientists have found the first ever conclusive link between gut microbes and the development of Parkinson's-like movement disorders in mice.

Dec 02 09:07

RESEARCHERS INCORPORATE SILICON INTO A LIVING ORGANISM: IS THIS THE BUILDING OF A BRIDGE BETWEEN MAN AND MACHINE?

Silicon is the second most common element in the Earth's crust, after oxygen. However, aside from its non-organic use by certain sea sponges and microorganisms, very little silicon is used by Earth's biology, despite making heavy use of other common elements, such as carbon, hydrogen, iron, magnesium and oxygen.

Dec 02 08:29

Medica Likely No Longer Provider to Enrollees in Medical Assistance

Starting in May, Medica will no longer provide insurance to people enrolled in medical assistance and Minnesota Care.

It appears Medica’s bid to be one of the insurers for the program was too low.

Dec 01 19:02

Britain’s First ‘3-Parent Baby’ Could Be Born Next Year

The first British ‘three-parent baby’ could be born as early as next Christmas after the controversial mitochondrial replacement therapy (MRT) was given the green light by scientists on Wednesday.

Dec 01 15:57

How the Archaeological Review Behind the Dakota Access Pipeline Went Wrong

This summer, Tim Mentz Sr. took to YouTube to tell the world about the destruction of his cultural heritage. A former tribal historic preservation officer of the Standing Rock Sioux, Mentz wore a baseball cap, rimless glasses and two thin braids of graying hair. He was upset and spoke rapidly about the area behind him, an expanse of the Great Plains cut by a new 150-foot-wide road.

Two days before, Mentz had testified to the DC District Court to report the area that lay in the path of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) corridor holds 82 cultural features and 27 graves. By the next day, DAPL construction workers graded the area. Behind where Mentz stood in the video was a place known as the Strong Heart Society Staff, where a sacred rattle or staff was placed within stone rings. Here members of the elite warrior society would come to make pledges. Mentz explained the site is tangible evidence that Strong Heart members followed a "spiritual path."

Dec 01 13:07

The Largest Man-Made Structure Ever Built

Ukraine on Tuesday unveiled the world’s largest moveable metal structure over the Chernobyl nuclear power plant’s doomed fourth reactor to ensure the safety of Europeans for future generations.

Dec 01 11:02

The Constitution is our national strategy

Contrary to conventional wisdom (which is invariably wrong), the United States Constitution is the nation’s strategy for greatness. The strategy entails invincible self-defense; peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations; and, entangling alliances with none.
At present, that strategy means returning our troops stationed abroad back to the United States to defend we the people, not foreigners whose loyalties lie elsewhere. It means repositioning all of our air and naval forces to defend we the people, not foreigners whose loyalties lie elsewhere. I

Dec 01 10:21

FEDS APPROVE NEXUS PIPELINE, THE NEW “DAPL” THAT WILL RUN THROUGH OHIO

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission today approved the NEXUS pipeline project and its environment impact on Ohio communities. (The pipeline will also travel through Michigan to Canada; it was approved in its entirety.) As far as Northeast Ohio is concerned, the natural gas pipeline is planned to run through fairly dense, almost suburban portions of Stark, Summit, Medina and Lorain counties. The 36-inch pipeline covers 256 miles, all told.

Dec 01 10:17

Flint family claims retaliation from Navy over criticism of water crisis response

The Walters lived in Flint, because that’s where father and husband Dennis Walter, a Navy sailor, was stationed. The family later moved to Virginia when the Navy placed Dennis at the Sewells Point Police Precinct at Naval Station Norfolk, and that’s when the alleged retaliation began. Lee Anne and Dennis accuse the Navy of harassing him since Lee Anne testified to Congress in March about the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Dec 01 10:17

Fatal flaws in ten pacemakers make for Denial of Life attacks

A global research team has hacked 10 different types of implantable medical devices and pacemakers finding exploits that could allow wireless remote attackers to kill victims.

Dec 01 10:17

Gonzo Strains: Hunter S. Thompson's Widow To Clone His Marijuana

The widow of legendary Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson is planning to clone his personal marijuana stash so it can be sold to the masses.

“I have found a legal method to extract DNA from Hunter’s personal marijuana and hashish that I saved for 12-15 years,” Anita Thompson wrote in a Facebook post Sunday. “I am in the process of making the strains available to those who would like to enjoy the authentic Gonzo strains in legal states.”

Dec 01 10:13

VETERANS STAND FOR STANDING ROCK

As many as 2,000 veterans planned to gather next week at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota to serve as “human shields” for protesters who have for months clashed with the police over the construction of an oil pipeline, organizers said.

Dec 01 10:02

Do You Really Think a Group “Asthma Attack” Caused 8500 People to Drop Like Flies in Australia?

This is one of the weirdest stories I’ve heard in a long time. So very weird that I have to call BS (baloney sandwiches) on the whole darned thing.

Last week, 8500 people were sent to the hospital in Melbourne, Australia during a period of five hours due to a freak storm that caused what authorities are referring to as “thunderstorm asthma.” An ambulance was dispatched every 4.5 seconds during the peak of the storm, and eight people died.

Is it just me or does this sound like a biological or chemical attack?

Dec 01 09:29

SHOCK: Amnesty International Blasts Kellogg’s for Using Child Labor-Produced Ingredients

The new report, “The Great Palm Oil Scandal,” released Wednesday, “investigates labour exploitation on plantations in Indonesia that provide palm oil to Wilmar, which is the world’s largest processor and merchandiser of palm and lauric (palm kernel) oils and controls over 43% of the global palm oil trade.”

Wilmar provides palm oil to Kellogg’s and other producers of consumer goods.

The report states:

Amnesty International found serious human rights abuses on the plantations of Wilmar and its suppliers. These included forced labour and child labour, gender discrimination, as well as exploitative and dangerous working practices that put the health of workers at risk.

To document the use of child labor, Amnesty International interviewed workers, including several children. It concludes:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This isn't the only "image problem' Kellogg is facing right now.

Current scientific reports indicate that its foods are laced with glyphosate, a known carcinogen:

There is a good reason that Kellogg’s spent over $1,012,552 on media propaganda in California & Washington to defeat voter ballot initiatives that would have required the labeling of GMO foods, and now are contributing again to the defeat of labeling initiatives in Oregon (contributing $250,000).

A consumer recently sent a box of Froot Loops to a lab for genetic testing and found that the corn and soy used in the cereal are 100% RoundUp Ready GMO. So is the sugar. Never mind the other toxic ingredients in the cereal. This means that in one box of Kellogg’s cereal (and likely all their cereals contain similar GMO products), you are dining on a double dose of glyphosate and Bt toxins – glyphosate being patented as an ‘antibiotic’ by Monsanto in 2011.

Kellogg’s has been making cereal since 1898, but I seriously doubt its founders ever thought it would be poisoning the world at breakfast every morning.

Dec 01 08:19

'Beautiful, But Sad' New 'Mud Dragon' Dinosaur Discovered in South China

"They were blasting away the bedrock with dynamite and almost destroyed the fossil — but thankfully the dynamite exposed this skeleton. Without it, we would never know this dinosaur ever existed." Dr. Brusatte added.

Dec 01 07:58

Huge 3,000-year-old gold 'belt' unearthed in the UK

Torcs were traditionally worn around the neck, although the massive size of the Cambridgeshire artifact indicates that it may have been used as a belt. Extended, the torc measures 49.6 inches, so may have been worn over thick winter clothing or as a sash across the body, according to the British Museum.

Another possibility is that the torc was not worn by a human at all, but may have been worn by a prized animal intended for sacrifice.

Dec 01 07:27

Over 2,000 scientists urge Trump to respect ‘scientific integrity and independence’

More than 2,300 scientists, including 22 Nobel Prize winners, have issued an open letter to President-elect Donald Trump and the 115th Congress, urging them to “adhere to high standards of scientific integrity and independence in responding to current and emerging public health and environmental health threats.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In other words, keep the taxpayer money flowing but don't question whether their work is sound or not.

Nov 30 18:12

Top Doctors Reveal Vaccines Turn Our Immune System Against Us

The research is hard to ignore, vaccines can trigger autoimmunity with a laundry list of diseases to follow. With harmful and toxic metals as some vaccine ingredients, who is susceptible and which individuals are more at risk? No one would accuse Yehuda Shoenfeld of being a quack. The Israeli clinician has spent…

Nov 30 12:28

VA Dentist May Have Infected Veterans With HIV, Hepatitis

A dentist put nearly 600 veterans at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Tomah, Wisconsin at risk of blood-borne diseases such as HIV and hepatitis B and C after failing to follow standard sanitation procedures. The VA is now offering free screenings.

Nov 30 11:32

Is Alcoholism In Your DNA? Pill Could Suppress Genetic Craving For Drink

A pill to stop people craving alcohol may be just around the corner after scientists identified a gene that makes people more likely to fancy a drink.

By looking at the genomes of 105,000 people, researchers from King’s College London and Imperial College London found the hormone FGF21, which is secreted by the liver, plays a crucial role in setting a person’s drinking limits.

Nov 30 09:29

Healthy Holistic Living… “Fluoride Officially Classified as a Neurotoxin in World’s Most Prestigious Medical Journal”

About one year ago, Kp blog published this article about fluoride and it’s negative health effects. Although the current one is apparently from mid-2015 (judging by the dates on comments), I felt it pertinent to post this one as well.

As I understand it, Hawaii County may be considering a bill to fluoridate the island’s water (not 100% sure of that, but here’s a local news page with a comment to the editor that asks for it not to happen). The state of Hawaii has considered this, but it has never gone through.

This is so common to propose in some parts of the US to “lower dental costs”, but then you toxify everyone’s water. Hey, if counties and states want to do it, then give people a choice, and if they want to fluoridate, let them fluoridate their own house’s water. And filter all the water that comes from the house. I also view this as a violation of my personal sovereign right to pure, uncontaminated water, and an invasion of my privacy.

Nov 30 09:27

The Universe Has 10 Times More Galaxies Than Scientists Thought

More than a trillion galaxies are lurking in the depths of space, a new census of galaxies in the observable universe has found — 10 times more galaxies than were previously thought to exist.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note "observable." These astronomers may be trying to find the end of something that has no end. Every time new telescopes discover more distant galaxies, they have to push back the guess about when the mythic Big Bang occurred!

Nov 30 08:45

Dr. Beau Pierce 11-21-16… “The Results From the First Ever Study Comparing Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated Children Are In…”

“One is left to draw their own conclusions as to the why this study was taken down. According to RetractionWatch.com the abstract — published online in Frontiers in Public Health after being accepted November 21 — reported findings from anonymous online questionnaires completed by 415 mothers of home-schooled children 6-12 years old. Nearly 40 percent of children had not been vaccinated, and those that had were three times more likely to be diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism, the study found.

Nov 29 18:25

Elizabeth Warren Accuses Big Pharma Of Hijacking ‘Cures Bill’

Accusing Republicans of giving handouts to pharmaceutical industry, Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts warned that the 21st Century Cures Act would speed up the FDA’s approval process, which she fears could put consumers at risk.

The 21st Century Cures legislation would give $4.8 billion to fund research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), but Senator Warren is more concerned with the possibility of the bill enabling the pharmaceutical industry.

Nov 29 15:00

GET READY: IRS PUTS CROSSHAIRS ON EVERY AMERICAN WITHOUT OBAMACARE

Nov 29 14:36

No Money For A Vacation? Try This At Home For SAME Benefits

When problems pile up – most people think the answer is a vacation far, far away. Their nerves and stress receptors are so burnt that fantasies of mountains, cabins, beaches and Caribbean waters dance in their minds. But when it comes to relaxing fantasies that dance in our minds – that type of…

Nov 29 13:22

New government survey pegs autism prevalence at 1 in 45

National Health Interview Survey underscores gap between the number of kids diagnosed with autism and the number receiving services

Nov 29 13:15

Syria: Temperatures below average

Temperatures remain below average by 2 to 4 degrees in most areas, the Meteorology Department expected in its Tuesday bulletin.

Nov 29 09:54

This is the Best Explanation of the Vaccine/Autism Connection I've Ever Heard!

Nov 29 09:00

Trump picks ObamaCare critic to head health department

President-elect Donald Trump has selected Georgia Rep. Tom Price, a leading critic of President Barack Obama’s sweeping health care law, to head the Department of Health and Human Services, according to a person familiar with the decision.

If confirmed by the Senate, Price will play a central role in Republican efforts to repeal and replace the current health care law. Trump has pledged to move quickly on overhauling the landmark measure, but has been vague about what he hopes to see in a replacement bill.

Nov 29 08:53

BEX ALERT - Theory challenging Einstein's view on speed of light could soon be tested

The newborn universe may have glowed with light beams moving much faster than they do today, according to a theory that overturns Einstein’s century-old claim that the speed of light is a constant.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Prior to the time of Galileo, the prevailing view, encouraged by the church, was that the Earth was the center of the universe, and the sun, moon, planets, and stars orbited around it. But the motions of the planets did not fit this model. There was no explanation for the observed retrograde motions of the planets. Nobody dared challenge the church's view of a geocentric universe, so a complicated theory called epicycles was created that postulated invisible beams and even gigantic platonic solids that held the planets and caused them to occasionally seem to back up in the sky. Entire academic programs were devoted to the study of epicycles. Institutions of learning awarded degrees in the subject. In the end, they were all wrong. As Galileo proved, Earth is but one planet orbiting the sun. Epicycles, a perfect example of the dangers of confirmation bias, holds the record as the longest running scientific goof in history!

We are seeing a repeat of that same mistake.

Today the consensus view, again supported by the church, is that the entire universe was created in a single moment of divine creation billions of years ago. The Big Bang is based on Edwin Hubble's observation of the red shift, with more distant objects showing a more pronounced amount of the shift. Hubble himself did not offer an explanation for the shift. Despite multiple possible explanations for the red shift such as Raleigh scattering, a Catholic Monk and astronomer, Georges Lema'tre, declared the red shift could only mean the universe was expanding, and winding the clock backward, scientifically "proved" there had been a supreme moment of divine creation.

As was the case in Galileo's time, the actual observations didn't line up with the preferred theory. The observed red shift is quantized; something the expanding universe model cannot account for. The calculated expansion doesn't actually work back to a point origin, which has led to theories about impossible to detect dark matter than is "fudging" the theoretical motions.

Then Einstein threw a major monkey wrench into the debate with the General Theory of Relativity which proved that the Big Bang could never escape its own gravity. But rather than question the church-favored prime assumption, new epicycle-like theories were created. In one, the matter produced by the Big bang had no mass at all, and therefore could neither create nor be affected by gravity, which led to the hunt for the Higgs Boson, called the "God Particle" (betraying its religious imprimatur) .

This latest theory is that the speed of light at the moment of the Big Bang was actually infinite, erasing the troubling implications of General Relativity from the worship of the most-holy divine moment of creation.

But just as we look back at epicycles and chuckle at how foolish those scientists were, future generations will look back on the Big Bang as just another religious doctrine dressed up as science to gull the masses.

Nov 29 08:14

Curcumin Reduces Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression Even In People With Major Depression

By Mae Chan

Curcumin, the yellow pigment associated with the curry spice turmeric, has been found to be effective in reducing depressive and symptoms of anxiety even in people with major depressive disorders.

Writing in the Journal of Affective Disorders, researchers from Australia said studies had supported the antidepressant effects of curcumin (from the spice turmeric) and saffron for people with severe depression...

Nov 28 18:44

Russia is developing a mega-rocket that will transport supplies to build a base on the MOON, Deputy PM reveals

President Vladimir Putin wants work to begin on the new 'super-heavy' rocket which will 'pave the way' for a lunar research station.

It will enable the construction of a Russian base that will be both 'visitable and inhabitable', according to Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.

'On instructions from the president, which is being finalised technically, we are launching a super-heavy space rocket project, with quite different payload capabilities,' he told experts at the space rocket corporation Energiya, TASS reports.

'It will pave the way for implementing the idea of a research station on the Moon, visitable and inhabitable.'

Nov 28 18:41

The leaning tower of San Francisco: Satellite images show $350 million luxury high-rise Millennium Tower is SINKING by 50mm a year

The Millennium Tower, which stands 58-stories high, has already sunk 16 inches since it was completed seven years ago.

Nov 28 18:37

The 'dead sun': Stunning Nasa video reveals barren solar surface with lowest level of activity since 2011

The face of the sun was nearly spotless this month as our star marches toward solar minimum, hitting its lowest activity level since 2011.

Images captured by Nasa’s Solar Dynamics Observatory from Nov 14-18 reveal just a handful of barely-visible spots on the surface of the sun, which is otherwise as blank as a cue ball.

Nov 28 16:54

Vaccine Nation

In his documentary film Vaccine Nation, award-winning investigative film director Dr. Gary Null challenges the basic health claims by government health agencies and pharmaceutical firms that vaccines are perfectly safe. This is one of the most critical questions facing today's children and future generations to come. If inoculation with a large regimen of vaccines is safe, what can account for the rapid increase in autism and other mental disabilities that are now at epidemic proportions? And why isn't the sudden onset of neurological illnesses in children being treated as an urgent crisis by our government and medical industries?

Nov 28 13:04

How the Keep it in the Ground movement came to be

But in the past few years, it’s become apparent that anti-extraction protests are part of the new climate movement. The urgency induced by the first relocations of climate refugees, heavy flooding, hot weather and devastating wildfires has also buoyed the Keep it in the Ground movement, which is pushing to stop mining of the world's remaining fossil fuels.

“In mid-January, a standing-room-only crowd packed a county courtroom near Seattle for a case so minor it normally would not have gone to trial. The five defendants were each charged with two misdemeanors: trespass and obstructing a train. All admitted to the crimes but pleaded ‘not guilty.’

Their defense, in simplified terms, was ‘climate change made me do it.’”

Nov 28 12:54

Pipelines much safer than shipping oil by rail, Fraser Institute study says

Moving oil and gas by pipeline was 4.5 times safer than moving the same volume the same distance by rail in the decade ended in 2013 in Canada, according to a new study by the Fraser Institute public policy think-tank.

www.economics21.org/html/pipelines-are-safer-rail-transportation-oil-a...

Nov 28 12:50

FLASHBACK: Heimdal, North Dakota, Evacuated After Fiery Oil Train Crash

BNSF loses billions when DAPL starts pumping.

A tiny North Dakota town was evacuated Wednesday after a train carrying crude oil derailed and several cars burst into flames, local authorities said. It is the latest in a string of explosive oil train derailments that have raised concerns about the large volume of crude moving across America's tracks.

No injuries have been reported from the derailment of a BNSF train near Heimdal, North Dakota. The town, which in 2010 had a population of 27, has been evacuated, as have farms near the crash site.

Nov 28 12:42

Rail Transport of Crude Oil Increases as Pipeline Falls Short

“We never thought we competed with pipeline until four years ago when we moved our first unit train of crude by rail,” Dean Wise, a vice president for BNSF Railway, based in Fort Worth, said at a rail conference in January. “Now BNSF is moving eight trains a day.” (BNSF is a corporate sponsor of The Texas Tribune.)

In Texas, the crude-by-rail boom has led to construction of facilities to help deliver the product to Gulf Coast refineries. It has also drawn concerns about the safety of moving such volatile materials throughout the state, in light of a spate of recent accidents.

Nov 28 12:39

First Keystone; Now DAPL; Next NE Natural Gas Pipelines?

In June, the Rockefeller Family Fund organized a meeting in Atlanta involving various environmental activist groups including Bold Nebraska to formulate a strategy to fight the use of eminent domain for construction of pipelines and other fossil-fuel infrastructure projects. Bold Nebraska had already helped to establish affiliates in Iowa, Louisiana and Oklahoma to fight construction of these type projects. The groups meeting with the Rockefeller Family Fund are promoting the research conducted by Cathy Kunkel of the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, a think tank fighting fossil fuel projects.

Nov 28 12:32

Activists claim they’ve shut down all pipelines carrying crude oil from Canada to US

Climate activists say they’ve shut down all five pipelines carrying tar sand oil from Canada to the US. Operating in Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, and Washington state, the activists manually turned off the pipelines’ safety valves as an act of solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, according to an online statement.

In a statement emailed to The Verge, Ali Hounsell, a spokesperson for Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline, confirmed that this morning "reckless trespassers" broke into a location on Trans Mountain's Puget Sound pipeline system in Washington state. Local authorities responded, the statement reads, and arrested three individuals. "We are conducting a thorough inspection to ensure the integrity of the pipeline system," Hounsell concludes.

Nov 28 11:47

North Dakota state capitol vandalized by anti-oil activists

By Ike Walker | Posted: Tue 11:52 AM, Nov 01, 2016
BISMARCK, N.D. The North Dakota Highway Patrol wants to know who poured motor oil all over the front of the capitol building last night. Investigators say the oil was poured on the doors, sidewalk and walls. The vandals left a sign that said "you can't drink oil" a possible reference to the North Dakota Access Pipeline controversy.

Webmaster addition: This reads like a PR hoax to demonize the protesters.

Nov 28 11:27

Authorities: Man with gun near protest camp was 'victim,' won't be charged

MANDAN, N.D. – The Morton County Sheriff’s Department said it will not file charges against a man who pulled a rifle from his pickup truck as he was confronted by Dakota Access Pipeline protesters Thursday, providing a description of events that differed from the one shared by protesters.

The man told authorities he heard people gathered outside the construction entrance telling him to leave and then to stop. As he left the area south on Highway 1806, another vehicle deliberately hit him, forcing his pickup through a fence and causing it to get stuck near the Backwater Bridge just north of the main protest camp, the release stated.

Nov 28 11:23

Checking the facts once again

1.CLAIM: The pipeline encroaches on indigenous lands.

TRUTH: The Dakota Access Pipeline traverses a path on private property and does not cross into the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s reservation. 100% of landowners in North Dakota voluntarily signed easements to allow for construction of the pipeline on their property. Nearly the entire route of the 1,172 mile pipeline has been sited and approved by relevant state and federal agencies and more than 22% of the pipeline has already been completed. To the extent possible, the Dakota Access Pipeline was routed to parallel existing infrastructure, such as the Northern Border Pipeline, to avoid environmentally sensitive areas and areas of potential cultural significance.

2. CLAIM: The pipeline exposes the Tribe’s water supply to contamination.

Nov 28 11:05

Tribal Ranchers believe DAPL protesters responsible for spike in bison deaths

The protesters are even stealing from Tribal Ranchers.The last time I checked this rancher had lost 11 bison at a cost of $65,000.

An enrolled tribal member, Mrs. Fischer and her husband, Ernie, are convinced that at least 13 of their bison have been butchered, barbecued and eaten by some of the hundreds of activists trespassing through the livestock pastures of Cannonball Ranch since the protests erupted in August.

Nov 28 11:02

False (sadly): Buffalo did not stampede DAPL protest at Standing Rock on their own

Ranchers have had livestock including cattle and bison rustled and killed and butchered by these fools.

Nothing would make me happier than to report that the viral story circulating about the buffalo showing up on their own to support the water protectors at Standing Rock was true—especially since what I teach is that animals have opinions about what we are doing in this world, want to be heard, and are patiently waiting for us to listen.

Sadly, it is NOT true. With scattered reports coming out of Standing Rock it is difficult to sort truth from fiction (or manipulated truth). The well-intentioned story of the “thousands” of buffalo who appeared as a stampede to support the protesters is one that I have spent the morning researching.

Nov 28 10:57

What the Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters Aren’t Telling You

Protesters claim that the pipeline was “fast-tracked,” denying tribal leaders the opportunity to participate in the process. In fact, project leaders participated in 559 meetings with community leaders, local officials, and organizations to listen to concerns and fine-tune the route. The company asked for, and received, a tougher federal permitting process at sites along the Missouri River. This more difficult procedure included a mandated review of each water crossing’s potential impact on historical artifacts and locations.

Protesters claim that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers failed to consult tribal leaders as required by federal law. The record shows that the corps held 389 meetings with 55 tribes. Corps officials met numerous times with leaders of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, which initiated the lawsuit and the protests.

Nov 28 10:51

Are Environmentalists Using Native Americans, and Does It Matter?

On the environmental side, the motives are actually mixed. On the surface, the objections to the pipelines have to do with safety and pollution. Really, though, much of the campaign is about climate change. One leading campaign supporting the anti-DAPL protests, for example, is called #keepitintheground (the “it” being fossil fuels in general) and one of its leading voices is climate activist Bill McKibben. (DiCaprio, too, has been outspoken on fighting climate change.)
Anti-DAPL activists say they don’t want the DAPL built here. But in reality, they don’t want it built anywhere. Their real goals are combating fossil fuel development, moving America toward renewables, and mitigating global climate change. (At present, oil, gas, and coal comprise 81 percent of American energy consumption. Renewables comprise 5 percent.)
And that’s why they love to hate pipelines.

Nov 28 10:46

The Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Which Isn’t Really About a Pipeline

The activists air-dropping into North Dakota from all over the country, and even the world, are not anti-pipeline so much as they’re anti-oil. That’s an important distinction. While it may be within the realm of the reasonable to protest a specific infrastructure project, I think most Americans would consider trying to choke the domestic oil industry to death by blocking infrastructure to be an extreme goal.

Don’t believe me? Consider the website for EarthJustice, an activist group which has filed a lawsuit against the pipeline on behalf of the Standing Rock tribe and is currently seeking an injunction to block legally the on-going construction protesters like Woodley are trying to block physically.

The group describes themselves as “opposing infrastructure development that could lock us into decades of dirty fuels.”

Nov 28 10:42

What The DAPL Protesters Aren’t Telling You…

Local tribes have turned into useful idiots for the global warming activists.
Via Grand Forks Herald:
With the help of celebrities and professional activists, protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota attracted international attention. The shouting and violence have drawn sympathy from people who are hearing only one side of the story — the one told by activists.

Were the full story to be heard, much, if not all, of that sympathy would vanish.

Protesters claim that the pipeline was “fast-tracked,” denying tribal leaders the opportunity to participate in the process. In fact, project leaders participated in 559 meetings with community leaders, local officials and organizations to listen to concerns and fine-tune the route. The company asked for, and received, a tougher federal permitting process at sites along the Missouri River.

Nov 28 10:39

Tasmanian Devil’s Milk Might Hold The Cure For Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs

Researchers in the battle against antibiotic-resistant superbugs have found an unlikely weapon–one that may leave some feeling as if they’ve stepped into an old Warner Brothers cartoon: Tasmanian Devil’s milk. The Australian research group has found that peptides in the milk of the marsupials have the capability of killing off some of…

Nov 28 10:31

Protecting law and order is everyone’s business

If you have been following the Dakota Access pipeline protest and thinking “poor Morton County,” think again.

This fiasco is very much our problem here in Ward County. We pay state taxes too. And our law enforcement officers and National Guard members get sent to Cannon Ball to help keep the peace like residents of any other town in North Dakota. We are all helping to cover the expenses created by a bunch of out-of-state, professional hoodlums who hide behind masks and throw rocks at officers sworn to uphold the law. We are in no way removed from this tragedy that is escalating daily.

Nov 28 09:51

BEX ALERT - Variable, Not Constant: Speed Of Light Theory Challenging Einstein’s Physics Can Now Be Tested

If light speed varies, it would suggest that there was a much higher speed of light during the time of the early universe, which allowed faraway edges to connect as expansion ensued. And as the universe's density changed then, the speed of light would have also dropped in a manner that was predictable.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More epicycles to support the "God sneezed the universe into being" dogma!

Nov 28 09:48

Porn And Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs

‘Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; truth isn’t.”—Mark Twain

With recent criticism of fake news sources influencing the recent Presidential election in the U.S., a news story suddenly breaks that CNN accidentally aired 30 minutes of pornography in the Boston area on Thanksgiving Day. But it turns out that CNN “accidentally admitted it aired pornography” in a trail of misinformation that was traced back to its source by Breitbart News.

Nov 28 09:41

Why New Crohn’s Disease Vaccine is a Mistake

By Michelle Goldstein

A Crohn’s disease vaccination is being developed by a researcher in Great Britain. The vaccine targets MAP, a bacteria found in 80% of Crohn’s sufferers. The vaccine aims to help stimulate the body to eliminate MAP, and thus cure those suffering with Crohn’s disease.

While the intent of the researcher may be honorable, it is highly debatable whether another vaccination is the answer for this serious disease.

Vaccinations have in fact been blamed for causing autoimmune disorders including Crohn’s disease...

Nov 28 08:03

Rosie O'Donnell Vilified For Questioning If Barron Trump Has Autism, Explains Her Own Kid Was Recently Diagnosed

54-year-old comedienne Rosie O'Donnell responded to a backlash of criticism she evoked for simply posting an 'anti-bullying video' on autism which 'was educational and informational.' She then reveals that she has been immersed in studying of the autism topic since her three year old daughter was recently diagnosed with 'HFA- high functioning autism.' She explains that she has "no ill will for his children or any children, and if u knew anything about me, u would know that." She concludes that Trump's advocacy on the issue 'would help so much with the autism epidemic' and adds '1 in 55 kids is an epidemic. donald and i agree on that, and not much else.' (Actually, they both have stated that there were bombs in the World Trade Center on 9/11, too. Maybe there's hope after all. :-)

Nov 27 17:13

Rosie O'Donnell Vilified For Questioning If Barron Trump Has Autism, Explains Her Own Kid Was Recently Diagnosed

54-year-old comedienne Rosie O'Donnell responded to a backlash of criticism she evoked for simply posting an 'anti-bullying video' on autism which 'was educational and informational.' She then reveals that she has been immersed in studying of the autism topic since her three year old daughter was recently diagnosed with 'HFA- high functioning autism.' She explains that she has "no ill will for his children or any children, and if u knew anything about me, u would know that." She concludes that Trump's advocacy on the issue 'would help so much with the autism epidemic' and adds '1 in 55 kids is an epidemic. donald and i agree on that, and not much else.' (Actually, they both have stated that there were bombs in the World Trade Center on 9/11, too. Maybe there's hope after all. :-)

Nov 27 15:01

News on the War on Cash: Now Spain

India, Uruguay, Australia and now Spain. The Minister of Finance and Public Service, Cristóbal Montoro has reportedly just announced “anticipated measures in order to ‘reduce the use of cash.’

Submitted by Jeff Berwick:

In other words, Spain is going to make cash transactions even more difficult. As of presstime, from what we can tell, this has yet to be reported anywhere in English media except here now at TDV.

As you can see, the chaos is increasing. Combine cash bans with attacks on fake news (more on that tomorrow), and you end up disturbing a significant amount of people as we wrote here recently.

Nov 27 13:40

Israeli Airstrike Kills Four ISIS Fighters Along Syria Frontier

Interesting.

Israeli and ISIS forces exchanged gunfire today in the Golan Heights, leading to an Israeli military airstrike against what they described as an ISIS vehicle, killing four people within. This is the first time the two sides have exchanged fire during the course of ISIS’ expansion across the region.

Nov 27 09:40

Dove’s ‘Real’ Beauty Products Are Filled With Cancer Chemicals, Fake Dyes And Toxic Fragrances

By Organic and Healthy

Dove is on of the most well-known beauty brands in the world, marketing itself as different from the others as it focuses on a more ‘natural’ image.

The adverts showcase make-up free women and boasts of ‘real beauty’ but in reality, much of what goes into Dove is far from natural...

Nov 27 09:33

Chemical, Radioactive and Heavy Metal Contamination and What to Do About It

By Dr. Mark Sircus

The Romans were aware that lead could cause serious health problems, even madness and death. However, they were so fond of its diverse uses that they minimized the hazards it posed. What they did not realize was that their everyday low-level exposure to the metal rendered them vulnerable to chronic lead poisoning, even while it spared them the full horrors of acute lead poisoning. Roman engineers in the end brought down the Roman Empire when they replaced their stone aqueducts with lead pipes for the transport and supply of drinking water, thus turning much of the Roman population into neurological cripples.

This is a devastating example of how people can be so very wrong in their assumptions and actions and how it can lead to such massive hurt, destruction and disease...

SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA