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Jul 12 06:59

THE ARMY IS TESTING GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SPIDER SILK FOR BODY ARMOR

Inserting spider DNA into silkworms yields a tough fabric that’s far more flexible than Kevlar. Spider silk is one of nature’s toughest substances, similar in strength to the Kevlar plastic found in bulletproof vests but much more flexible. Kraig Biocraft, a company out of Ann Arbor, Michigan, genetically altered silkworms to produce a fiber that’s similar to pure spider silk. Today, they announced an Army contract to test this so-called Dragon Silk for possible use in body armor.

Jul 11 20:39

NATO LOSES COUNTENANCE

F. William Engdahl
The NATO summit in Warsaw is a part of the nuclear “chicken game”. Washington and the NATO Generals are trying to provoke Russia into an escalation of tensions, because certain circles in the US are becoming desperate over their diminishing power over the world. And they are really losing it. They see a military escalation as the only thing to save their control.

Jul 11 18:25

Energy limits: Why we see rising wealth disparity and low prices

We can think of the situation as follows: An economy that keeps growing is (in energy terms) an out-of-balance system. Rising debt levels help maintain this out-of-balance condition by providing ever-higher commodity prices. These higher prices encourage greater extraction of energy products, even when the cost of extraction is rising because of diminishing returns. Even if extraction costs keep rising, the situation of ever-rising commodity prices cannot go on endlessly. At some point, prices become too high for workers to afford. Demand tends to fall at some point because workers at the bottom of the hierarchy find themselves “priced out” of buying goods such as houses and cars that would help maintain commodity demand.

What causes debt levels to stop rising? One reason why debt levels stop rising is that debt reaches absurd levels, making it difficult to repay debt with interest. Several examples of absurd debt levels are given in Slide 21. An additional example is excessive use of student loans. If incomes after student loans are not high enough, student debt may create a huge burden, preventing former students from buying homes and cars and starting families. The problem is that incomes after the educational experience are not sufficiently high to both pay back debt with interest and leave adequate funds for other needs.

Jul 11 17:10

“This Is The Disaster Everyone Will Wish They Prepared For”: SoCal Megaquake Threatens 20 Million

Experts in business and policy have conducted a survey of the potential damage that could be expected after what scientists now say is an inevitable mega-earthquake along the San Andreas fault. It exposed many deep flaws in the system, and forecast a disaster of epic proportions for of Southern California.

It could easily become every prepper's worst nightmare – an event big enough to test the shaky resolve of the entire population as they face being cut off from food, water and electricity....

Read more at SHTF

Jul 11 15:07

I Was Sick For A Year After An Oil Spill. Five Years Later, Pipeline Accidents Are Worsening

Early in the morning on July 2, 2011, I walked down the gravel road on our Montana farm to let the goats out to graze for the day. I found an oily rainbow sheen on the Yellowstone River flowing through our hay fields and pasture, plus large clumps of crude oil sticking to trees, cattails and brush. The oily water was in our sloughs, our pond and the creek that runs along the eastern edge of the farm. I checked the local news on my phone and found that an Exxon oil pipeline had ruptured underneath the Yellowstone River upstream. More than 300 people upstream from us were evacuated, but no one had thought to notify those of us further from the spill. The smell of hydrocarbons was overwhelming.

Jul 11 14:42

SD Cops Using Forced Catheterization To Extract Urine From Suspects

South Dakota police officers are strapping people to beds and having catheters forcibly inserted into their urethras in order to extract urine from them, attorneys say.

According to attorneys for a Pierre man charged with felony drug ingestion who is asking a judge to throw out evidence in his case from an involuntary urine sample, the policy is not new. State prosecutors say the practice is legal but many disagree.

Jul 11 14:31

Even With the Dallas Murders — Police Safer Now Than They Have Been in Decades

No matter what politicians and police unions would have you believe, police are safer now than they have been in decades — the number of targeted killings of law enforcement continues to decline each year.

Set aside whatever bias you might harbor on the issue of police violence and violence against police — it’s time to examine the facts.

Statistics prove, even if politicians like former congressman Joe Walsh refuse to face facts, the ‘war on cops’ is pure fiction

But politicians would prefer you not know the truth since that wouldn’t further their preferred narrative of misguided activists upset over police killing civilians — and would prevent effective reform through demilitarization or other means, instead of an escalation in police authoritarianism.

Jul 11 10:21

VIDEO GAME MARKETING PUSHES HUMAN AUGMENTATION, IMPLANTABLE DEVICES

Bizarrely, in an effort to promote their new vdeo game 'Deus Ex: Human Revolution' developer Square-Enix is set to cohost with CNN's own Courageous studios the Human by Design conference on August 3rd in New York City. The conference consists of three major panels: 'Is Augmentation a Human Right', 'Selective vs. Therapeutic' and lastly 'The Future of The Far Far Next' all being discussed by various thought leaders, scientists, engineers and artists to explore the ethical and scientific underpinnings of the uncomfortably near future.

Jul 11 09:17

Gene Editing: The Dual-use Conundrum

By Janet Phelan

Dual-use may be best understood by considering the functions of a knife. Used against an enemy, a knife can be deadly. In the hands of a skilled surgeon, a knife may be life-saving, removing a gangrenous appendage or excising a cancerous mass.

Wikipedia defines dual-use this way: “In politics and diplomacy, dual-use is technology that can be used for both peaceful and military aims. More generally speaking, dual-use can also refer to any technology which can satisfy more than one goal at any given time.”

Enter gene editing...

Jul 11 09:10

NY TIMES: SURPRISING NEW EVIDENCE SHOWS NO RACIAL BIAS IN POLICE RELATED SHOOTINGS

Mr. Fryer is the youngest African-American to receive tenure at Harvard and the first one to receive a John Bates Clark medal, a prize given to the most promising American economist under 40. He is not afraid of controversial questions. In previous work, he has paid students to read books; considered the possibility of genetic differences in intelligence; and shown that high-achieving black and Hispanic students have fewer friends. He and a group of student researchers spent about 3,000 hours assembling detailed data from police reports in Houston; Austin, Tex.; Dallas; Los Angeles; Orlando, Fla.; Jacksonville, Fla.; and four other counties in Florida.

Jul 11 08:18

China’s space station is out of control – and ‘could crash to Earth in a fireball’

Speaking to Space.com last month, several experts suggested that signs hint that the eight-ton Tiangong-1 space station is out of control.

The massive satellite, launched in 2011, is reported to have lost radio connection with China’s space agency in March this year.

Jul 11 07:21

Nurse suspended from job, facing disciplinary action for refusing to administer children expired vaccines

A nurse from northern Morocco recently refused to administer a large amount of vaccines to children at the Rural Health Center in Al Hoceima. The nurse stopped administering the injections because she was concerned that the lots had expired and would cause further medical complications for the children. In fact, the vaccines in question had been stored in an unsuitable environment. The vaccines were not handled properly, and over heated to 18 degrees Celsius, which is 10 degrees above the legal limit. This temperature change most likely rendered the vaccines even more dangerous than what they already were. This nurse did the right thing and kept the injections out of the children.

But, instead of being praised for preventing medical complications, this nurse was suspended from her job. The nurse, Azzahra Al Fiafi, is also being required to report to a disciplinary committee where she may face punishment.

Jul 11 07:18

Seventh grade boys, girls could be forcibly injected with HPV vaccine if they wish to remain in public school

In a highly controversial, unprecedented motion, members of the Allegheny County Health Department in Pittsburgh, PA, have publicly revealed that they're considering administering a countywide mandate to require all 7th grade girls and boys to receive the HPV vaccine before receiving admittance into school for the 2017–18 school year. Since the news broke last week, natural health advocates and anti-vaccine activists have been in an outrage, condemning the corporate Big Pharma-funded mandate.

Jul 10 18:36

A bug in fMRI software could invalidate 15 years of brain research

There could be a very serious problem with the past 15 years of research into human brain activity, with a new study suggesting that a bug in fMRI software could invalidate the results of some 40,000 papers.

That's massive, because functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is one of the best tools we have to measure brain activity, and if it’s flawed, it means all those conclusions about what our brains look like during things like exercise, gaming, love, and drug addiction are wrong.

"But we can assure you the science is settled with regard to climate change. Computers have proved it. Really." - Official White Horse Souce

Jul 10 18:19

Gardasil: The Decision We Will Always Regret

It has been three and a half years since Katie received the Gardasil vaccine and she still remains chronically ill. She was unable to attend school in 7th and 8th grades. This year, Katie decided to repeat 8th grade again rather than begin high school still sick. Katie has an IEP plan in school which reduces her daily schedule to three core classes only. Unfortunately, Katie is still too sick to attend school with any regularity. Most days, a teacher comes to our home to review the lessons she missed at school. Some days, Katie’s pain levels are too high so that she can’t even tolerate home tutoring. Although she longs to get back to dancing again, she spends most days in her room sleeping or resting and trying to cope with chronic pain. At 14 years old, Katie’s life closely resembles a sick elderly person instead of an active vibrant teenager she should be.

Jul 10 14:24

Monsanto, Bayer And The Push For Corporate Cannabis

The health benefits of cannabis are now well established. As I analyzed previously, cannabis is a cheap, natural alternative effective for a broad range of conditions, and the non-psychoactive form known as hemp has thousands of industrial uses. At one time, cannabis was one of the world’s most important crops. There have been no recorded deaths from cannabis overdose in the US, compared to about 30,000 deaths annually from alcohol abuse (not counting auto accidents), and 100,000 deaths annually from prescription drugs taken as directed. Yet cannabis remains a Schedule I controlled substance (“a deadly dangerous drug with no medical use and high potential for abuse”), illegal to be sold or grown in the US.

Jul 10 08:49

The Insanity of the Hepatitis B Vaccination

By Michelle Goldstein

The hepatitis B vaccination is one that even pro-vaccinators should question from a common sense perspective. The vaccination is now routinely given at birth for newborns, with follow-up vaccines scheduled during infancy...

Jul 10 08:34

It’s Nikola Tesla’s Birthday — He Predicted and Helped to Develop the Smartphone and FaceTime

By Matt Agorist

Five years prior to the world seeing the first practical demonstration of the television, and scores before the first instance of the smartphone, Nikola Tesla, not only imagined it but had completed crucial steps for making it possible.

Jul 10 07:58

Largest US measles outbreak in Arizona after people refused vaccinations

Health officials in Arizona attribute the largest current measles outbreak in the United States in part to the refusal of some workers at a federal immigration detention center to get vaccinated.

Jul 09 16:57

The Purge and the Summer of Chaos

Isn’t it interesting that this summer’s release of The Purge: Election Year‘(2016) just happens to coincide with what is Being Dubbed, the Summer of Chaos? #SummerOfChaos

Jul 09 08:34

Law Enforcement Officials, Medical Professionals: There’s Something Seriously Wrong With Hillary Clinton’s Health

Democrat frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s disappearance from the debate stage last month left people speculating that the former First Lady took a long bathroom break, but now a law-enforcement source with inside connections is alleging that Clinton was missing from the stage due to health issues stemming from a previous brain injury.

These long-lasting symptoms stemming from a concussion and blood clot, according to a neurologist, suggest Clinton is suffering from post-concussion syndrome, which can severely impact her cognitive abilities.

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Jul 09 08:29

The Average Flu Shot Left This 9-Year-Old Girl Paralyzed And Non-Verbal

By Brianna Acuesta

A 9-year-old girl from Tampa, Florida went in for a flu shot one day, just as millions of Americans do every year, not knowing that her life would be forever changed because of it.

The girl, Marysue Grivna, was an active 9-year-old that loved to play outside, help out in the kitchen, and could speak two languages.

Just six days after she went in for a flu shot, Marysue succumbed to a rare autoimmune disorder...

Jul 08 21:45

Big Food Seeks to Exempt Itself from the Freedom of Information Act

Waking Times

The shift in the food industry towards chemical-laden products has allowed food corporations to create products that last longer, look better, and taste better to certain consumers. Certain chemicals in food products can be powerful enough to cause a physiological response in the body to create cravings, and even food addictions, and are used exactly for this purpose.

Jul 08 15:50

Could U.S. Train System Be The Next Environmental, Health Time Bomb?

In early May 2016, a CSX derailed in Washington, D.C. spilling ethanol and large amounts of sodium hydroxide next to the Rhode Island Avenue metro station. nearly 8,000 gallons of sodium hydroxide, a highly caustic chemical that is used for dissolving a number of substances including flesh and bone as well as…

Jul 08 15:42

The mystery of the 'dark streaks' on Mars: Nasa study reignites claims giant canyon on the red planet may still hold flowing water

Stunning new images of giant canyons on Mars have reignited the debate over whether water still flows on the red planet.

Puzzles persist about possible water at seasonally dark streaks on Martian slopes - and the new study of thousands of such features in the Red Planet's largest canyon system.

The study published today investigated thousands of these warm-season features in the Valles Marineris region near Mars' equator.

Some of the sites displaying the seasonal flows are canyon ridges and isolated peaks, ground shapes that make it hard to explain the streaks as resulting from underground water directly reaching the surface.

Jul 08 15:13

Of Course 23andMe's Plan Has Been To Sell Your Genetic Data All Along

Today, 23andMe announced what Forbes reports is only the first of ten deals with big biotech companies: Genentech will pay up to $60 million for access to 23andMe’s data to study Parkinson’s. You think 23andMe was about selling fun DNA spit tests for $99 a pop? Nope, it’s been about selling your data all along.

Jul 08 10:23

Cannabis Compounds Could Hold Key To Groundbreaking Alzheimer’s Treatment

New research coming from the Salk Institute in California and published in the Aging and Mechanisms of the Disease journal is suggesting that cannabis compounds may hold the key to a cure for Alzheimer’s. The research is being presented as work that might provide more information on how Alzheimer’s can be treated…

Jul 08 09:29

GMO Labeling Bill Passes Senate, Headed for House Vote

By Derrick Broze

The U.S. Senate has approved a controversial bill which would create a federal standard for labeling foods that contain genetically engineered or modified ingredients.

On Thursday, the U.S. Senate approved the “Agriculture Biotechnology Solution” bill which will require foods containing genetically modified ingredients to be labeled with words, pictures, or a QR code that must be scanned by a smartphone. The Senate voted 63 to 30 to approve the bill after a controversial cloture vote on Wednesday. The bill will now head to the House of Representatives for a vote. If approved in the House the bill would go on to President Obama to be signed into law...

Jul 08 08:02

'He wanted to kill white people, especially white officers': Police kill sniper after twelve cops were shot - and FIVE killed - during furious nationwide protests over U.S. police shootings of two black men that ended in a four hour stand-off

This one is starting to stink already!

Authorities have identified the shooter as Micah Xavier Johnson, a 25-year-old from Texas with no criminal history or ties to terror groups. He allegedly claimed to have acted alone, countering previous reports that as many as four gunmen were involved in the massacre. Three other suspects were taken into custody at the scene Thursday night, but Chief Brown refused to go into detail about these arrests. However, he said that his department is still not certain that everyone involved in the attack.

Jul 08 00:03

Israeli troops rustle 450 goats from southern Lebanon

Qassem Hashem on Wednesday, the Israeli troops snatched his goats and relocated them to the Israeli-occupied section of the Shebaa Farms.

UN peacekeepers and Lebanese troops are currently trying to retrieve the stolen livestock.

Jul 07 23:59

Dallas protest turns violent, 5 officers dead LIVE UPDATES

Five officers have been killed and six wounded as protests which took place in the wake of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile’s fatal shootings turned to extreme violence in downtown Dallas. A total 11 of officers have been shot.
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Jul 07 22:30

Gun Battle Between Dallas Police and Snipers on Video

DALLAS — At least two snipers opened fire on police officers in Dallas on Thursday night, killing four officers and injuring seven others during protests over two recent fatal police shootings of black men, police said.

Dallas Police Chief David Brown told reporters the snipers fired “ambush style” upon the officers. Mayor Mike Rawlings said one member of the public was wounded in the gunfire.

Jul 07 22:11

Dallas Police: Snipers Shoot 11 Officers, 4 Dead

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A peaceful protest against nationwide officer-involved shootings took a sinister turn at about 9 p.m. Thursday night after snipers shot 11 police officers, killing four, according to Dallas Police Chief Brown.

“Some officers were shot in the back,” said Chief Brown, who added during a press conference that they believe a bomb may be hidden somewhere downtown.

Police named Mark Hughes, whose brother is one of the organizers of the rally as a person of interest. He later turned himself in. Another alleged suspect was in a shootout with SWAT officers before he was taken into custody late Thursday night. SWAT found a suspicious package near him and the DPD bomb squad secured it.

Jul 07 22:07

Multiple officers killed in shootings during protests in Dallas

DALLAS — Four officers were killed in downtown Dallas as crowds protested the fatal shootings of two African-American men by police in Louisiana and Minnesota, authorities said.

A total of 10 police officers were shot during the protests, Dallas Police Chief David Brown said. An 11th was shot during an exchange of gunfire with one of the suspects, and the officer was transported to the hospital, authorities said.

Jul 07 22:04

4 Dallas police officers killed, more wounded at Black Lives Matter protest

DALLAS, July 7 (UPI) -- Four Dallas-area police officers have been killed and eight others wounded Thursday night after being shot sniper-style during a protest over black men being shot by police officers in Minnesota and Louisiana, authorities said.

The shootings occurred as protesters moved about two blocks from Dealey Plaza.

Jul 07 17:55

"Causes and Necessity of taking up Arms" 1775. Are we there yet?

"Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of taking up Arms" written July 6, 1775, was a declaration by the Representatives of the United Colonies of North-America setting forth the causes and necessity of their taking up arms.
Based on this document compared with our situation in the United States today, how close are we to the situation that our forefathers had when they declared they were taking arms?

Four basic reasons given for taking arms against the King of England.
1. The Legislature must show "an inordinate passion" for unjustifiable power that is rejected by the constitution.
2. The people are not successful in legal contests against the Government in regards to truth and laws.

3. Our politicians and leaders, can't be chosen by the people (ie. no vote or fixed voting), are exempt from the laws and are not subject to the people's control.

4. The people have to have tried peaceful means of changing the government for at least ten years without results.

Jul 07 12:26

Juno was a success—but there is precious little coming after it

uno's insertion into orbit around Jupiter on July 4th made the US proud of its space agency, and NASA's planetary exploration program has certainly had a nice run during the last year. New Horizons revealed Pluto, and now a spacecraft will soon deliver new insights about the Solar System's largest planet.

But the party is just about over. NASA, and more particularly the Obama administration, have failed to invest in future planetary science missions. Earlier this year, I had a chance to catch up with Casey Dreier, director of space policy for The Planetary Society, which as its name implies advocates for increased exploration of the Solar System. Although generally an ally to the science-minded Obama administration—the society's chief executive Bill Nye often hobnobs with the president—Dreier did not mince words about the The Planetary Society's views.

Jul 07 12:04

Hillary Clinton Backs Monsanto: Claims that “To Be Anti-Monsanto” Is to Be “Pro Global-Warming”

On June 27th, I reported Hillary Clinton’s having privately told GMO industry lobbyists, on 25 June 2014, that the federal government should subsidize GMO firms in order to enable them to buy “insurance against risk,” and that without such federal subsidies, “this [insurance] is going to be an increasing challenge” for the industry to afford. I also reported that, in an interview she did immediately afterward with the GMO industry’s lobbying organization’s (the Biotechnology Industry Organization’s, or BIO’s) head, she compared the opponents of GMOs to the opponents of action in response to global warming; she said, in effect, that both environmental groups are ignoramuses who don’t know what scientists are saying about both the ’safety’ of GMOs and the dangers of global warming.

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It's all about the money for Clinton, and not safety of what GMOS create.

Alleged "science" can be bought in the 21st century. So, if these alleged GMO corporate-funded 'bio-scientists' want to prove their statements correct, I have a modest proposal for them, and for Secretary Clinton as well,; have yourselves, your partners, and kids eating GMO foods for one year, and see if this happens to you:

Shock findings in new GMO study: Rats fed lifetime of GM corn grow horrifying tumors, 70% of females die early Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles...) Tags: GMO study, cancer tumors, organ damage Facebook (110,677)Twitter GMO study (Natural News) Eating genetically modified corn (GM corn) and consuming trace levels of Monsanto's Roundup chemical fertilizer caused rats to develop horrifying tumors, widespread organ damage, and premature death. That's the conclusion of a shocking new study that looked at the long-term effects of consuming Monsanto's genetically modified corn. The study has been deemed "the most thorough research ever published into the health effects of GM food crops and the herbicide Roundup on rats." News of the horrifying findings is spreading like wildfire across the internet, with even the mainstream media seemingly in shock over the photos of rats with multiple grotesque tumors... tumors so large the rats even had difficulty breathing in some cases. GMOs may be the new thalidomide. "Monsanto Roundup weedkiller and GM maize implicated in 'shocking' new cancer study" wrote The Grocery, a popular UK publication. (http://www.thegrocer.co.uk/topics/technology...) It reported, "Scientists found that rats exposed to even the smallest amounts, developed mammary tumors and severe liver and kidney damage as early as four months in males, and seven months for females." The Daily Mail reported, "Fresh row over GM foods as French study claims rats fed the controversial crops suffered tumors." (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/artic...) It goes on to say: "The animals on the GM diet suffered mammary tumors, as well as severe liver and kidney damage. The researchers said 50 percent of males and 70 percent of females died prematurely, compared with only 30 percent and 20 percent in the control group." The study, led by Gilles-Eric Seralini of the University of Caen, was the first ever study to examine the long-term (lifetime) effects of eating GMOs. You may find yourself thinking it is absolutely astonishing that no such studies were ever conducted before GM corn was approved for widespread use by the USDA and FDA, but such is the power of corporate lobbying and corporate greed. The study was published in The Food & Chemical Toxicology Journal and was just presented at a news conference in London.

Seralini was later vindicated in his studies, and his science, in a French lawsuit:

Professor Séralini, Who Showed that GMOs Cause Tumors in Rats, Vindicated by French Court in Second Lawsuit Monsanto has been dealt a stunning defeat in a French Court: Judge declares professor correct in claims that his studies showed that GMO foods cause tumors in rats In a huge blow to Monsanto, a French court has declared that French professor Gilles-Eric Séralini was in fact right when he claimed that GMO foods fed to rats caused tumors. The original article outlining the study was pulled from the journal Food and Toxicology, but only after fierce, ugly warfare being waged against the journal and Séralini by–you guessed it–Monsanto.

The ‘frankenfood’ giant even managed to insert a former company employee in the strategic position of Associate Editor for Biotechnology at the journal, where he worked tirelessly to convince the powers-that-be to pull the story. Two years down the road, Séralini has republished his findings at a different peer-reviewed journal, Environmental Sciences Europe, and he is basking in the glory of vindication on the heels of the latest court ruling in his favor.

So, everyone who insists this crud is safe to eat, please eat all of it you want; intelligent people, who understand the science, will avoid it like the plague, thank you very much.

Jul 07 11:49

PABLO ESCOBAR’S HIPPOS KEEP HAVING SEX AND NO ONE IS SURE HOW TO STOP THEM

When drug kingpin Pablo Escobar was killed by the Colombian National Police in 1993, he left a vast and bloody legacy in his wake. The Medellín Cartel boss is regarded as one of the most prolific criminals in history, and is notorious for having built a cocaine-fueled empire on the bodies of thousands of murdered individuals. But El Patrón is also remembered by more than 50 hippopotamuses (Hippopotamus amphibius) that currently roam free near his palatial estate, Hacienda Nápoles. Escobar’s captive hippos were never meant for the rivers and estuaries of northern Colombia, yet since his death they’ve behaved as wild animals are wont to: by vigorously breeding and multiplying, slowly establishing themselves as the largest invasive species in the world.

Jul 07 11:29

VA Hospitals Will Continue to Reject Medical Marijuana

Although Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner recently signed a bill into law allowing patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to participate in the state’s medical marijuana program, reports indicate that the brass overseeing Veterans Affairs Hospitals throughout the state will not allow any of its physicians to discuss the herb with patients suffering from this disorder.

Last week, just days after a Cook County Judge ordered the state to include PTSD as a qualified condition under the state’s medical marijuana program, Governor Rauner swooped in and put his signature on a bill, which received overwhelming support this year in the General Assembly, expanding the Illinois medical marijuana pilot program to allow patients with PTSD and terminal illnesses to purchase cannabis from their friendly neighborhood dispensary. Rauner’s signature also guarantees the program will continue to function until at least 2020.

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This is, indeed, a testament to just how firmly the pharmaceutical-industrial complex has their claws firmly gripping the really sensitive areas of the Federal Government's "tender regions".

It's all about the money.

What the Pharmaceutical industry should do is is invest in creating some better pot, to get a decent market share of the business, instead of preventing people desperately in need of the plant's benefits from getting it.

This move, on the part of the VA, is making itself, and Big Pharma look collectively like the nether end of a donkey.

Jul 07 11:06

Charles Joseph Bonaparte

This is the guy who founded the FBI under Teddy Roosevelt's direction.
The FBI is based on the French Secret Police.And yeah this guy is a Naploeon descendant!

Jul 07 09:37

Activists Expose Monsanto’s Senate Lackeys Minutes Before DARK Act Vote

By Nadia Prupis

Just before a controversial genetically modified (GM or GMO) labeling bill came up for a cloture vote in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, food and consumer advocates dropped over $2,000 on the chamber floor in a symbolic protest against what they are calling the “Deny Americans the Right to Know” (DARK) Act.

The action aimed to highlight the fact that senators who took money from biotechnology giants like Monsanto are voting against majority public opinion, as recent polls have found that roughly 90 percent of Americans want labels on GMO foods...

Jul 07 09:06

Chipotle's stock is down after claims of food-poisoning incidents in Manhattan

Chipotle's stock is falling, after two tweets about another potential E. coli incident at the chain.

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Funny how all these "accidents" started right after Chipotle's announced a GMO-free menu!

Jul 07 08:05

Three astronauts blast off for ISS in upgraded Soyuz craft

Three astronauts blasted off into the early morning sky in an upgraded Soyuz spacecraft from Russia's Baikonur cosmodrome Thursday, heading towards the International Space Station.

First-time astronauts Kathleen Rubins of NASA and Takuya Onishi of the Japanese space agency set off for a four-month mission at the ISS with Russian cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin at around 0136 GMT.

"All is well on board!" said mission control in comments relayed by NASA TV, which broadcast footage of the launch in Kazakhstan.

Footage also showed Ivanishin and Onishi giving each other fist bumps to celebrate the successful launch.

Jul 06 15:48

Putin isn't crazy! Hillary is!

I don't know if or when Putin will release those emails. How ever if I were him I would think this,"How do you blackmail an insane person drunk with power." You can't! Hillary is a loose cannon. She has gotten away with this email thing for now. Releasing more emails after she becomes president wont stop this looney. Putin I don't think can take that chance.

Jul 06 15:31

PA: URGENT ALERT Allegheny County Health Department trying to MANDATE HPV VACCINE for all 7th grade boys and girls. Take Action!

In what appears to be an unprecedented move, the Allegheny County Health Department (Pittsburgh) is considering a MANDATE that would REQUIRE all 7th grade boys and girls to receive the HPV VACCINE before being admitted to school. Given that the HPV (Human papillomavirus) is sexually transmitted, not contagious in a school setting, and already available to anyone who wants it, this proposed mandate is totally unnecessary for the health of school children.

Jul 06 12:36

Toxic Heavy Metals In Air, Food And Water: Is Technology To Blame?

Ever since I began studying nutrition and holistic health sciences in the 1970s, I’ve been concerned about the irresponsible ways certain elements on the Periodic Table are used by science, technology, agriculture, food processing, and even medicine. Recent revelations of toxic heavy metals, e.g., lead in Flint, Michigan’s municipal water…

Jul 06 10:14

Robotic Rectum To Further Prostate Cancer Research

Scientists have created a robotic rectum and paired it with 3D imaging software to give medical students a life-like model which provides the experience of performing a real rectal exam.

Jul 06 10:08

WHY THE WAR ON DRUGS IS A HUGE FAILURE

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The war on drugs has been an epic fail because it has been engineered to fail.

The little country of Portugal has been an absolute trail-blazer on this issue.

What they did was completely decririminalise small amounts of drugs for personal use, then urge counseling to get off the drugs; that approach worked, and continues to work today. Fewer kids are getting hooked, and it's all good.

Of course the intelligent, rational thing to do would be to decririminalise all drugs, and make them available by prescription, taking the profit motive out of the equation.

Of course, THAT...would be logical.

Jul 06 09:08

Federal Judge Rules Lawsuit Against Monsanto Can Proceed

In another blow to Monsanto Co’s already tarnished public image, a former Kona coffee grower will be allowed to sue the biotechnology giant for possibly contributing to her cancer diagnosis. Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide has been subject to heavy scrutiny following studies linking the herbicide to non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Jul 06 08:39

Groundbreaking Study Shows Cannabis Can Counter Alzheimer’s Disease

By Justin Gardner

As the baby boom generation begins to reach age 65 and beyond, the number of people with Alzheimer’s disease is escalating rapidly. This debilitating condition causes deterioration of thinking skills and memory, leading to the inability to recognize loved ones or carry out basic tasks. It is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S.

About 5.4 million Americans now live with Alzheimer’s disease, and that number is expected to rise to 13.8 million by 2050 if no prevention or cure is developed. Fortunately, medical research is beginning to understand the mechanisms of the disease, which is paving the way for treatments...

Jul 06 08:28

Court Strikes Down Obama Health Care Rule on Insurance Standards

A federal appeals court has ruled that consumers must be allowed to buy certain types of health insurance that do not meet the stringent standards of the Affordable Care Act, deciding that the administration had gone beyond the terms of federal law.

The court struck down a rule issued by the Obama administration that barred the sale of such insurance as a separate stand-alone product.

Jul 06 08:25

14th Obamacare co-op collapses

Connecticut's taxpayer-funded Obamacare health insurer will close due to minimal federal funding, becoming the 14th consumer-operated and oriented plan to shut down.

The state's insurance regulator took over HealthyCT, the state's Obamacare co-op, on Tuesday due to financial problems. The co-op, created to spur more competition on Obamacare's marketplaces, is the 14th out of 23 nationwide to shut down since they were created in 2014.

Now only nine co-ops remain.

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Jul 06 07:44

BANNED “Man Made Epidemic” Film Available Online

Last month, we reported on “Man Made Epidemic”, a European production shot in the UK, Germany, Belgium and Italy, which experienced the same censorship and vilification as “Vaxxed” with Tribeca. The film was also pulled from a famous film festival in London a few weeks ago because of intense outside pressure.

We believe that “Man Made Epidemic” is a timely and important film that contributes to the discussion regarding vaccine safety.

Jul 05 13:58

Freedom Vs. Slavery – The Political Spectrum

A little Political Science! By the way tyranny and slavery are synonymous.
Freedom vs. Slavery – The Political Spectrum

The Political Spectrum – Left Wing vs. Right Wing is a lie designed to confuse you about what freedom is.

The Left includes: progressives, social liberals, social democrats, socialists, communists and anarchists.

The Right includes: conservatives, reactionaries, monarchists, nationalists and fascists.

SLAVERY is on both ends of the spectrum.
Both the “Left” and the “Right” promote slavery and tyranny.

SLAVERY vs. FREEDOM
A more accurate chart puts SLAVERY on one side and FREEDOM on the other.

Jul 05 13:49

The True Political Spectrum

Very simple.On the Right We have freedom.On the left we have tyranny.
Fascism,Communism,Socialism,Nazism,Monarchy ect.,ect. are on the left.
Freedom is on the right end.
The conventional and false spectrum has tyranny at both ends.

Jul 05 13:27

Federal Judge Rules Lawsuit Against Monsanto Can Proceed

By Derrick Broze

In another blow to Monsanto Co’s already tarnished public image, a former Kona coffee grower will be allowed to sue the biotechnology giant for possibly contributing to her cancer diagnosis. Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide has been subject to heavy scrutiny following studies linking the herbicide to non-Hodgkin lymphoma...

Jul 05 12:08

They interviewed me, then refused to publish the interview

Some months ago, out of the blue, I was contacted by a major press outlet. I’m withholding the name of the outlet to protect my contact. I was asked, would I do an interview about Zika right away? I said yes. I was emailed a list of questions. I answered them.

At length.

The interview was relayed to editors.

Then, nothing.

Then, more nothing.

And then they spiked the interview. Too hot to handle.

They didn’t tell me they weren’t going to publish the interview. I had to ask. Then they said no.

Here are my answers to the interview questions about Zika and related matters. I’m omitting the questions—again, to protect my contact.

Jul 05 11:18

REVOLT.REVOKE.RESTORE

REVOLT.REVOKE.RESTORE invites you to help us passionately advocate for the restoration of personal belief and religious vaccine exemptions in California. A group of committed parents have joined to crowd fund to bring back vaccine exemptions in the great state of California. These are basic fundamental liberties that were taken away by the passage of SB277. We have signed T. Matthew Phillips, Esq., to litigate against the state to strike down this unconstitutional law.

Jul 05 09:35

Are You B12 Deficient? Why It Matters So Much

By Neenah Payne

Emergency room nurse Sally Pacholok says in her book Could It Be B12?: An Epidemic of Misdiagnoses, “Very rarely in medicine can such a severely debilitating and potentially life-threatening disorder be so easily diagnosed, and so easily and inexpensively treated.”...

Jul 05 08:07

Alert: Biggest Ever Study Confirms Antidepressant Drugs Raise Risk of Suicide

By Amando Flavio

A new study by researchers from Denmark and the United Kingdom, who have studied antidepressant drugs and their effects, have found that the drugs indeed push people to commit suicide, especially children.

The study is said to be the biggest ever to have been conducted on antidepressant drugs. The British Medical Journal has endorsed the findings of the study in its editorial column...

Jul 05 07:53

NASA's Juno spacecraft enters Jupiter's orbit

The best celebration this Independence Day wasn’t around a barbecue or fireworks show, but in a dark room filled with NASA engineers.

After hours of anticipation, team members broke out in cheers. The Juno mission's spacecraft made it into Jupiter's orbit just before 9 p.m. local time after a risky maneuver to slow it down by more than 1,200 mph so it could be captured by Jupiter’s gravity.

Jul 05 07:51

Monster landslide rocks Southeast Alaska

A massive landslide, estimated to be around six-and-half miles long, near Glacier Bay has scientists in New York clambering to get to Southeast. The slide happened Tuesday morning, and was discovered by a local pilot.

Jul 05 07:47

FDA Commissioner Sued For Hiding Data That Led To Deaths Of Over 5000 People

Former FDA commissioner, Margaret Hamburg, is the subject of a lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. And the details are as grisly as the plaintiff’s allegations. Hamburg is being accused of using her position of power to gain approval for a dangerous antibiotic called Levaquin in order to help her husband’s hedge fund benefit financially. The hedge fund was deeply seeded with Johnson & Johnson, makers of Levaquin. According to The Daily Caller, “Both Alkermes and Johnson & Johnson stock value increased significantly during Hamburg’s tenure,…”

The lawsuit opens with: “This Amended Complaint sets forth allegations that involve a conspiracy by Defendants, each and every one of them, to reap large financial returns by failing to disclose to Plaintiffs and the public at large the full extent of the devastating, life-threatening, and deadly effects of a highly dangerous pharmaceutical drug named Levaquin,…”

Jul 05 07:25

Back To The Future With Laverne And Shirley: The Trivialisation Of The GMO Debate

When people don’t possess sufficient expertise on matters, they require simplicity. They desire easily manageable packages of knowledge, and these packages become taken for granted stocks of ‘common sense’ that enable them to cope with or to understand the world around them, no matter how faulty or misrepresented that ‘knowledge’ may be.

Jul 05 07:05

Nobel laureate GMO promoter presided over firm that lost billions

The letter from over 100 Nobel laureates attacking Greenpeace for opposing GMOs in general and GMO golden rice in particular has become mired in a new scandal.

Last week the publicity stunt was shown to have links to Monsanto. Representatives of NGOs – including Greenpeace, the subject of the laureates’ attack – who tried to attend the press conference about the letter were astonished to find their way blocked by none other than Jay Byrne, Monsanto’s notorious former communications director and president of the PR company V-Fluence, which is known to work for Monsanto. He is on record as having identified Greenpeace as a target for attack as far back as 2010.

Knowledgeable critics also denounced the letter on the grounds that most of the signatories had no expertise in relevant fields such as toxicology, agriculture, or risk assessment.

Jul 04 16:34

Are YOU eating cloned meat? It might be more common than you think, say scientists

Two decades after Scotland's Dolly the sheep became the first cloned mammal, consumers may well wonder whether they are drinking milk or eating meat from cookie-cutter cows or their offspring.

The simple answer is 'probably'.

But the fact is, there is no way to know for sure, the experts have said.

This is the case even in Europe, which has come closer to banning livestock cloning than anywhere else in the world.

Jul 04 16:28

'Depression pills made me unfit to be a mother': Documentary maker Katinka Newman reveals all about her breakdown

After a 20-minute interview, he pronounced me depressed and prescribed an antidepressant drug, escitalopram.

In my attempt to run away from my problems, albeit in a small way, I’d started a descent into hell.

For I suffered a reaction to the drug that turned me into a self-harming, hallucinating, suicidal wreck.

But doctors failed to realise my symptoms were caused by an adverse drug reaction, so they put me on more pills.

Escitalopram is one of the SSRI class of antidepressants (the best-known is Prozac). They are designed to raise the levels of the ‘feelgood’ chemical serotonin in the brain.

Jul 04 12:37

Large Anti-Vaccine Crowd Holds Health Freedom Rally At Santa Monica City Hall

Parents gathered in peaceful protest of the July 1 enactment of SB277 Mandatory Vaccine Law in California to commemorate those who have been vaccine injured. Sister Candlelight vigils were held throughout California and in cities nationwide.

Jul 04 11:21

Russia May Test-Fire Its Most Powerful Ballistic Missile Sarmat Near Hawaii

FIXED LINK! Sorry!

Good luck Mike and Claire!

“As a rule, our missiles were tested using Plesetsk — Kura trajectory or Baikonur — Kura. The range of such a flight does not exceed 7,000 kilometers, while many of our missiles on tactical and technical characteristics fly well over 12,000 kilometers. In this case, our military must fire from the north to the area near the Hawaiian Islands. The test is difficult, but it is necessary,” Esin explained.

Jul 04 11:17

Arizona Republican Suggests “Sterilizing Women As A Condition For Receiving Food Stamps”

The far-right former lawmaker who helped push Arizona’s “papers please” immigration law has resigned as a top official with the state GOP after making comments about sterilizing poor women. The state Democratic Party recently highlighted comments made by Russell Pearce, a former state senator, on his radio show. Discussing the state’s public assistance programs, Pearce declared: “You put me in charge of Medicaid, the first thing I’d do is get Norplant, birth-control implants, or tubal ligations…Then we’ll test recipients for drugs and alcohol, and if you want to [reproduce] or use drugs or alcohol, then get a job.”

Jul 04 10:40

Video: Human Upgrade? US Approves Gene Mod For Cancer Cure

For the very first time, U.S. officials have given the green light for scientists to experiment with the modification of human genes.

Jul 04 07:49

NASA Spacecraft Reveals Sounds Made When Crossing Into ‘Jupiter’s Home Turf’

NASA’s Juno spacecraft, which is heading towards Jupiter, has entered the planet’s magnetic field and has given scientists the chance to hear what it is like to cross from the solar system into “Jupiter’s home turf.”

Jul 04 07:48

China to ‘eavesdrop’ on alien life with giant, multimillion dollar radio telescope

China has completed construction of the world’s largest radio telescope, which required the resettlement of more than 9,000 people. It will be used to hunt for signs of alien life in deep space.

The Single-Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), as it is known, is an enormous dish made up of 4,450 reflector panels with a diameter of half a kilometer and an area the size of around 30 football pitches, according to the Xinhua news agency.

It was completed in southwestern China’s Guizhou Province on Sunday, when the last reflector was fitted into a natural bunker, which is situated among the mountains of Pingtang County.

Jul 03 15:51

This 'Hourglass' Liquid Battery Runs on Gravity

Liquid flow batteries were first developed back in the 1970s, so called because the materials used for the positive and negative electrodes are in liquid form, separated by a membrane. Any number of chemical compounds can be used, except instead of solid slabs, the battery uses tiny particles in a liquid slurry. But even liquid flow batteries typically require complicated systems involving storage tanks, pumps, and valves. That’s costly to maintain, since there are far more possibilities for leaks or failures.

So Yet-Ming Chang and his MIT colleagues came up with an alternative design concept for liquid flow batteries—one that simply relies upon gravity as a pump mechanism, substantially reducing the complexity of the entire system, and hence the overall cost.

The device looks more like a windowpane than a traditional hourglass, but the concept is the same: the slurry containing the particles flows from one end to the other via a narrow channel.

Jul 03 12:15

5 Best Homesteading YouTube Channels to Binge Watch

By Jeffrey Green

Can you picture yourself living a homesteading lifestyle?

Waking up early to milk the cows, release the chickens to scratch the barnyard, collect their eggs and then update your blog before your stay-at-home family rises. The rest of the day you do chores aimed at delivering an authentic human experience for people you love. You produce high-quality food and happy healthy humans. You have independence and security but still enjoy the fruits of modern convenience.

Yes, you can do it. Many families are already living the dream and sharing their experiences on YouTube...

Jul 03 09:04

NASA Has Confirmed That Earth Now Has A Second Moon That’s Here To Stay

It’s been confirmed that the moon is no longer Earth’s only cosmic companion.
NASA reported this month that a mini-moon, affectionately named asteroid 2016 HO3, has been orbiting Earth for only about 100 years and may stick around for a few centuries.

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More info is HERE, but it is a very tiny object requiring large amateur telescopes to view!

Jul 03 09:01

Zika Hoax: Strategy of Liars, House of Cards

By Jon Rappoport

The entire platform of “proof” that the Zika virus causes a birth defect called microcephaly has descended into gibberish.

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But now, we’re in the “expansion” phase. Medical bureaucrats at the CDC and the World Health Organization (WHO), knowing they’re standing on quicksand, knowing they’re nothing more than professional liars, are executing a familiar cover story...

Jul 03 08:11

Courthouse News 7-1-16… “Monsanto Can’t Duck Woman’s Cancer Claims”

“A federal judge this week refused Monsanto’s request to dismiss a lawsuit by a former Kona coffee grower who claims she got cancer from the company’s weed-killer Roundup. Christine and Kenneth Sheppard, former owners of Dragons Lair Kona Coffee Farm in Captain Cook on the Big Island, accuse the agribusiness giant of concealing risks associated with glyphosate…

“From 1996 through 2004, the Sheppards sprayed their farm with Roundup. In 2003, Christine Sheppard was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma… The Sheppards had never lived near any industry and were “turning organic,” living in Kona… Then Christine saw a report from Sweden that linked Roundup with non-Hodgkin lymphoma… She bookmarked the report to read later, but found it had been removed from the web, “rumor says under pressure from chemical giants,”…

Jul 02 19:40

Mechanical Engineer Sends Open Letter to Main Defender of the 9/11 Official Account, Zden?k Bažant

On June 19, 2016, Tony Szamboti, a mechanical engineer who has studied the World Trade Center collapses intensively for the past ten years, sent an open letter to Northwestern civil engineering Professor Zden?k Bažant. Dr. Bažant is the author of four articles in the Journal of Engineering Mechanics that purport to explain why the lower sections of the WTC Twin Towers provided no discernible resistance to the falling upper sections.

Dear Professor Bazant,

This open letter is being sent to you to request that you correct your four papers on the collapse of the WTC Towers, which were published by the Journal of Engineering Mechanics.

In these papers, the values used for the below three items:

The velocity of the descending upper section of the building
The mass of the descending upper section of the building
The column strength of the underlying story at the impact floor

have been shown in the intervening years to be significantly unrepresentative of the actual situation concerning the North Tower (WTC 1) at the time of its collapse.

Jul 02 19:29

Scottish Fireman Resigns in Wake of Anti-9/11 Truth Pressure

A few years later, Maxwell learned of Tony Rooke, a filmmaker who was seeking funding to produce a documentary about 9/11, and he made a donation. Upon finding out that Maxwell was a fireman, Rooke asked him to make an appearance in the film. Maxwell agreed.

The main focus of Incontrovertible is World Trade Center Building 7 (WTC 7), which collapsed — purportedly from fires — late in the afternoon of 9/11. Once the film was released, Maxwell gave copies of the DVD to friends, firefighters in his unit, policemen in the street, and military personnel. He was hopeful that once they realized the facts about WTC 7, they would be as shocked and incensed as he was at the cover-up. “I thought that mass action would follow! But exactly the opposite occurred: indifference, apathy, silence,” Maxwell recalls.

Jul 02 17:58

Massive New Study Suggests Pesticide the Cause of Microcephaly — NOT Zika Virus

By Justin Gardner

A new scientific study carried out by the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI) is casting doubt on the assumed connection between the Zika virus and microcephaly. The study was prompted by the fact that no similar epidemics of microcephaly are being found in other countries hit hard by the Zika virus...

Jul 02 15:16

Who Owns Your Body?

“When we give government the power to make medical decisions for us, we in essence accept that the state owns our bodies.”
? Ron Paul

Jul 02 14:29

Sheriff explains why Texas mom killed two daughters in front of husband

Jason Sheats told investigators that his wife struggled with depression and anxiety and after each suicide attempt had been treated and evaluated at different private mental health facilities. After she stayed several days, Jason told authorities, he would pick Christy up and take her home. At the time of the shooting, Jason said, his wife was taking “numerous” prescription medications. She was also seeing a therapist.

Jul 02 09:59

Micro-plastics Threaten Ocean’s Ecosystem: Juvenile Fish are Becoming Addicted to Micro-beads

By number23

Larval fish are becoming addicted to consuming micro-beads, according to a new study by a group of Swedish researchers.

The study, entitled “Environmentally relevant concentrations of microplastic particles influence larval fish ecology,” was published earlier this month in the journal Science. As outlined in the study’s abstract, the scientists discovered that when developing fish are exposed to high concentrations of micro-plastic particles, they exhibit altered behaviors and stunted growth, which in turn led to increased mortality rates.

Micro-beads, the tiny pieces of plastic we find in many everyday cosmetic products such as face wash, body scrub and toothpaste, are so small they easily travel down our plugholes, through the water filtration system and into the ocean. Once there, these tiny pieces of plastic cause havoc in the ocean’s ecosystem...

Jul 02 08:22

Rob Schneider’s Uncensored Press Release On Vaccination

“The most basic of all human rights is the ability to have control over your own body and be able to exercise informed consent when making medical decisions that can harm you or your child.” -Rob Schneider

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