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Dec 21 09:45

Vitamin D pills 'could stop colds or flu'

The immune system uses vitamin D to make antimicrobial weapons that puncture holes in bacteria and viruses.

But as vitamin D is made in the skin while out in the sun, many people have low levels during winter.

Trials on using supplements to prevent infections have given mixed results, so the researchers pooled data on 11,321 people from 25 separate trials to try to get a definitive answer.

The team at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) looked at respiratory tract infections - which covers a wide range of illnesses from a sniffle to flu to pneumonia.

Overall, the study said one person would be spared infection for every 33 taking vitamin D supplements.

That is more effective than flu vaccination, which needs to treat 40 to prevent one case, although flu is far more serious than the common cold.

Dec 21 09:18

Trump: US Must Boost Rare Earth Mineral Exploration for National Security

The US President's executive order called for identifying new sources of critical minerals and for increasing activity at all levels of the supply chain, including exploration, mining, concentration, separation, alloying, recycling and reprocessing critical minerals.

"An increase in private sector domestic exploration, production, recycling, and reprocessing of critical minerals… will reduce our dependence on imports [and] improve our national security and balance of trade, and enhance the technological superiority and readiness of our armed forces," the executive order said on Wednesday.

Dec 21 03:43

Is Rand Paul the only U.S. Senator who opposes Big Pharma’s racketeering and price monopolies?

Truth be told, the best type of conservative is one who is capable of not only sticking to his or her principles, but also able to articulate those principles in a bold and fearless manner.

Dec 21 02:50

Police say sorry after ripping out legal hemp crop in Ruatoria (NZ)

Police have apologised after mistakenly ripping out a cannabis crop that turned out to be legal - and have promised the owner they will pay him back.

Willie Kaa is a licensed hemp grower who lives in Ruatoria on the East Coast.

He is part of a collective of growers working with Hikurangi Hemp to develop medical cannabis products from industrial hemp plantations.

Kaa recently planted 16 hemp cultivars as a trial on Rangitukia Station just north of Ruatoria, after applying for an industrial hemp licence from Medicines Control at the Ministry of Health.

According to a statement from Hikurangi Hemp, Kaa also arranged for local police to visit to inspect the site.

But this week, a police drug squad from outside the area raided the property, taking all 16 plants, the statement said.

Dec 20 12:18

The five most dangerous dietary supplements

Well worth the repeat:

The five most dangerous dietary supplements;
In this podcast, I cover what I believe to be the five most dangerous dietary supplements.

Fortunately, most dietary supplements are highly beneficial, and nutritional therapies are very powerful for preventing and even reversing disease for many people.

But there are some dietary supplements that deserve a harsh warning: they may endanger your health rather than protecting it.

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Dec 20 09:49

How exploding stars influence Earth's weather: Cosmic rays rain down through the planet's atmosphere to help seed clouds and cool the climate

Cosmic rays from exploding stars can influence weather on Earth, a pioneering study has found.

There has long been speculation that cosmic rays – highly charged particles travelling through space - may affect our atmosphere.

But now researchers at Denmark Technical University show that the rays trigger the formation of 'seeds' in our atmosphere.

These seeds allow clouds to form around them – and can potentially have a cooling effect on the Earth.

Dec 20 09:47

Ban on funding for 'super pathogen' experiments lifted despite fears they could be used for bioterror attacks or accidentally cause a pandemic

The U.S. government has lifted a 2014 temporary ban on funding research involving the flu and other pathogens in which scientists deliberately make them more transmissible or more deadly.

The ban covered federal funding for any new so-called 'gain-of-function' experiments that enhance pathogens such as Avian influenza, SARS and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome or MERS viruses.

It followed a series of safety breaches at federal laboratories involving the handling of anthrax and avian flu that raised questions about lab safety at high-security national laboratories.

Dec 20 09:41

Plastic is found in mussels from the European Arctic to China in a worrying sign the polluting material is ending up on our dinner plates

Tiny bits of plastic are contaminating mussels from the European Arctic to China, a new study has revealed.

Mussels in apparently pristine Arctic waters had the most plastic of any tested along the Norwegian coast, according to the researchers.

The worrying discovery is a sign of the global spread of ocean pollution that can end up on people's dinner plates.

Dec 20 09:26

These Are the 12 Most Disaster-Prone States in America

No matter where you live, there's always a possibility that a disaster might occur in any of the states. Hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, wildfires...Mother Nature can get you regardless of your location. And it isn't just Mother Nature we have to worry about - things like chemical spills, terror attacks, and explosions can also create a disaster scenario.

But, 12 states, in particular, are more disaster-prone than others and have had more than their fair share of disasters declared by presidents over the decades. These statistics are from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and only encompass crises in which an official declaration of disaster was mad

Dec 20 06:05

The Fish Carburetor

The first Fish carburetor was hand-built in 1933 and tested by Ford Motor Co 1934. Ford admitted the carburetor delivered 34% better mileage but then demanded that John Robert Fish --- the inventor --- immediately furnish a worldwide service network.

Dec 19 13:06

THE US WILL FUND RESEARCH TO MAKE PATHOGENS DEADLIER AGAIN

On Tuesday, the US National Institutes of Health, the largest biomedical research agency in the world, announced that it would be ending a three-year moratorium on research funding for projects that involve making pathogens stronger and deadlier than they are in nature.

Dec 19 09:54

Common Food Ingredient Is Zapping Your Memory Away Leading To Alzheimer’s

One of the world’s most common food ingredients is finally being outed as a big, fat fraud. We hope you are sitting down for this one!...

Dec 19 09:19

Is Autism a side effect of metal toxicity? High aluminum concentrations discovered in brain tissue of autistic children

It’s a well-known fact that even the smallest amount of aluminum, if found in a person’s brain tissue, can become a huge problem. There have also been many studies that look into how having high-levels of aluminum in brain tissue is correlated with neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. Now a new study puts the spotlight on autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and tests to see if there might be a connection between it and having high-levels of aluminum in the brain.

The study, which was first published in the Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology, shows some of the highest levels of aluminum ever recorded in human brain tissue. The data was gathered from the brains of 10 donors who had ASD. The study was lead by Dr. Christopher Exley, one of the world’s leading experts on aluminum toxicity, from Keele University.

Dec 19 09:09

Lacking any real job skills, broke millennials are now donating blood plasma as a routine source of income

Being a millennial is tough, even though they are by and large considered to be a rather sheltered generation. Although they’re bright in some respects, many aren’t quite as prepared for the real world as they should be. Some of it is out of their control as they face crushing student loans and stagnating wages, a situation that is leading many young people to sell their blood plasma to make ends meet.

One former community college student spoke about how she visits an Oregon plasma donation center twice a week following a reduction in her hours at work. At the center, people who donate plasma can earn anywhere from $25 to $150 per week over a maximum of eight visits per month.

Dec 19 08:54

Is natural gas contaminating your water? Multiple studies have detected harmful bacteria in Texas groundwater near extraction sites

Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington have revealed in three new studies that some bacteria can live in water that has been contaminated with chemicals that are involved in natural gas extraction.

Dec 19 08:52

Dengue vaccine does NOT protect against the disease but actually puts you at HIGHER RISK of contracting it

Earlier this month, at a press conference in Manila, Philippines, Dr. Ng Su Peing, Sanofi’s global medical head, admitted that not only is the company’s vaccine, known as Dengvaxia, not necessarily effective at preventing the disease, but it can actually cause a previously uninfected person to get the virus. Even worse, it causes not just ordinary dengue fever, but severe dengue.

Dec 18 09:43

How A License Is Like A Vaccine

By Rosanne Lindsay

The Institute for Justice estimates one out of four American workers now needs some sort of government-issued license to do their job. The trend around the country sees one group threaten another to force licensure for all...

Dec 18 07:58

12/17/2017 — FRESH LAVA ROCK WASHING ASHORE IN NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA — HD PICTURES

Over the past week a series of volcanic events has taken place off the Northwest coast of California.

First captured on visible satellite imagery, a series of volcanic plumes appeared to the West of Eureka, California , and San Francisco, CA.

Dec 18 07:55

82nd doctor & wife found dead, cops suspect murder suicide, family says no way

When I did this story I didn’t even realize Barry Sherman (may he rest in peace) was DR. Barry Sherman (MIT). I also didn’t know that, as the CBC explained, he was “constantly battling ‘Big Pharma.’” All news to me.

Sadly, his death marks #82 in our unintended series.

Our hearts go out to the family and loved ones (who have made a public statement below shocked and outraged by what cops are saying) of Dr. Sherman and his wife, Honey.

Dec 16 14:10

Federal agent alleges U.S. misconduct, cover-up in Bundy Ranch trial

A federal investigator is alleging prosecutors in the Bundy Ranch standoff trial covered up misconduct by law enforcement agents who engaged in "likely policy, ethical and legal violations."

In an 18-page memo to the Assistant U.S. Attorney General, Special Agent Larry Wooten said he "routinely observed ... a widespread pattern of bad judgment, lack of discipline, incredible bias, unprofessionalism and misconduct" among agents involved in the 2014 armed standoff.

He said his investigation indicated federal agents engaged in excessive force, civil rights and policy violations.

Dec 16 11:48

WHO: Medical marijuana is not addictive, shouldn't be a scheduled drug

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the medical marijuana holds no public health risks and is not addictive. The organisation stated that medical cannabis should not be a scheduled drug.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is extremely beneficial for the treating of numerous ailments like epilepsy, cancer, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and many other ailments. It's found the CBD is not addictive in nature.

Dec 16 10:05

VR ROBOTS WILL DO SPACE WORK & DEFUSE BOMBS - WHERE HUMANS CAN’T VENTURE (VIDEO)

New software by Brown University is allowing humans to virtually step into the shoes of their robot creations, boosting the snap decision-making of machines and helping to ensure they never get out of control.
Robots have increased human productivity and mitigate risk factors for first responders in dangerous environments, like nuclear fallout zones or scenes where explosives may be present. One example is the army of bots that led the clean-up charge of the nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan, albeit with mixed results.

Now scientists from Rhode Island’s Brown University have developed and sharpened a system that facilitates the operation of robots through a virtual reality headset and body sensors. The technique is being billed as an attempt to rid robotics of unwieldy keyboards and remote controls once and for all.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This sounds like very promising and helpful technology!!

Dec 16 10:00

Protester with no legs is shot dead by Israeli troops along with two other Palestinians, as riots sparked by Trump's Jerusalem declaration continue in Gaza

Pictures and video of the man,including him making his living washing cars before the Israelis murdered him.
Trump just loves Israhell!

Israeli troops shot dead a wheelchair-bound man with no legs in Gaza today as three other Palestinians were killed during protests, medical officials said.

Another 150 were hurt as protests over US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital enter their second week.

Disabled Ibrahim Abu Thurayeh, 29, was taken to al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City after being shot by troops but was later pronounced dead.

Dec 16 08:57

Prepare for the Healthcare Nightmare of the Future

Many people's premiums have become unsustainable. Still others are having their insurance cancelled at the end of the year. How do we care for our family in the beauracratic nightmare that is our current system?

Dec 15 16:15

The Carnegie Council Calls for Global Governance to Regulate Geoengineering

By Derrick Broze

As the Carnegie Council calls for global governance to regulate climate engineering, advocates and opponents of the controversial technology prepare for a looming policy debate.

On December 8, the Carnegie Council released an essay calling for policymakers to invest resources into creating new forms of governance as a response to increasing calls for climate engineering, or geoengineering. The essay is part of a growing push for funding for research into the controversial science of modifying or engineering the climate, and a recent push towards global government which could regulate the technology...

Dec 15 15:48

Stop sleeping with your cell phone: Anything closer than arm's length could cause cancer and infertility, health officials warn

The California Department of Health warned that people need to keep their cell phones several feet away from them to reduce radiation exposure and health risks.

California released guidance for reducing exposure to cell phone radiation on Thursday, amid mounting evidence that cell phone use may be linked to cancer, attention, mental health and reproductive health issues.

Cell phones transmit information using low frequency radio signals, which may expose us to unhealthy radiation, especially when streaming or downloading large files.

Dec 15 13:48

MAN DIES AFTER SPONTANEOUSLY COMBUSTING INTO FLAMES IN UNEXPLAINED CIRCUMSTANCES IN LONDON STREET

A pensioner has died of his injuries after bursting into flames in unexplained circumstances in a London street. Horrified members of the public tried to put the fire out and alerted police but the flames were not extinguished until firefighters arrived on the scene. The London Fire Brigade investigated the cause of the fire but found no evidence of an “accelerant” that would have spread the flames.

Dec 15 12:48

DARPA Can Exterminate Humanity: ‘You Could Feasibly WIPE OUT The Human Race’

One of the most dangerous experiments that mankind has ever embarked upon is DARPA’s desire for gene drive technology. Scientists now have the knowledge and the tools they need to create and deliver “Doomsday genes” which can selectively target and exterminate an entire species.

According to Sputnik News, and as previously reported by SHTFPlan, the United States highly-secretive and advanced military research body DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) announced that it will invest tens of millions of dollars into genetic extinction research. While the official aim of this research is said to be fighting harmful insects, like mosquitos which carry Malaria, there are significantly darker implications and speculations surrounding the possible use of such a tool.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Gene extinction research"?!?

Gee whillakers, what could possibly go wrong?!?

Except everything?!?

Dec 15 12:00

Trained biologist: What is this weird creature with wings in this jar?

A trained biologist by the name of Brian Foerster came across a rather unusual animal in a lab south of the border where the observers/handlers of the creature claim it’s likely a “hybrid.”

X-rays have been taken of the creature along with DNA samples which show that the creature’s DNA is 98.5% similar to humans.

Dec 15 11:26

M 6.5 - 0km ESE of Cipatujah, Indonesia

Dec 15 11:25

M 5.2 - 7km NE of Miyako, Japan

Dec 15 09:12

US states consider using powerful fentanyl to execute inmates

Fentanyl, a potent drug playing a major role in the US opioid crisis described by Donald Trump as a "plague," is now under consideration for use in lethal cocktails to execute inmates.

The states of Nevada and Nebraska are planning to supply prison executioners with the opioid painkiller -- which killed more than 20,000 people in the United States in 2016 -- drawing criticism from doctors and activists who call the move a dangerous human experiment.

They warn of serious risks posed to death row prisoners, who effectively become guinea pigs against their will.

Fentanyl, which also acts as an anesthetic, is 50 times more powerful than heroin and up to 100 times stronger than morphine.

The bid to use fentanyl as a capital punishment tool is due to a shortage of drugs normally used in lethal injections and is not grounded in scientific analysis, according to Deborah Denno, an expert on lethal injection at Fordham University.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think that the death penalty, as carried out in the United States, is morally wrong and repugnant, because it is inevitably the poor, and poorly legally represented, criminals who have this sentence passed upon them.

A Hillary Clinton, even if she started stabbing people to death in broad daylight, in front of witnesses (of course, someone like her most probably has assassins on speed dial, but I digress), would never have such sentence imposed upon her due to her personal wealth and connections.

She would, of course, have the money to hire a "dream team" of attornies to get the charges either dropped, or substantially modified. And she would not spend one day in jail, following her plea bargain.

Not so for America's poor.

And the chain of evidence, including DNA evidence, is handled so sloppily here in the United States that there is a national student movement, called the innocence project, to exonerate wrongly accused and convicted people through examining DNA evidence:

The Innocence Project

That the US needs such an organisation is an horrific embarrassment to its judicial process.

Until we can restore life to those wrongly executed, the US penal system has no right in taking it. I am no snowflake or bleeding heart; but life incarceration at hard labor, seems to me to be a reasonable alternative to execution.

Dec 15 08:30

HGTV Star Accused Of Forcing Makeup Artist To Repeatedly Perform Oral Sex On Him

Former makeup artist Kailey Kaminsky says she was coerced at the threat of her job to repeatedly perform oral sex on HGTV star Carter Oosterhouse.
Oosterhouse has admitted to having relations with Kaminsky, but has denied any coercion and maintains the relations were completely consensual.

Dec 15 08:29

Nobel Laureate 'Discovers' Cause Of Opioid Crisis: Complete Economic Destruction Of The "White Working Class"

For several decades now the American Midwest has suffered from unprecedented economic decay courtesy of a persistent outsourcing of manufacturing jobs in the automotive and steel industries, among others. As we've noted frequently, that economic decay has resulted in a devastating surge in opioid overdoses that claim the lives of 100s of people each year.

Of course, many attribute Trump's staggering victories in states like Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio and Pennsylvania to his efforts to tap into the frustration of the dispossessed Midwest masses by promising a rebirth of the manufacturing economy that once provided them a solid middle-class lifestyle.

That said, no economic crisis is truly "discovered" until an Ivy League, Nobel-prize-winning economist says it is. As such, we present to you the intriguing findings of Nobel Laureate Angus Deaton who said he was "looking for something else" when he noticed a staggering increase in white mortality rates for people aged 50-54.

Dec 15 07:27

From The Weekly Standard with BEX

From Iran with Love

The Iranians are giving their missiles to groups using them to attack an international civilian airport in a G-20 country. Is anyone going to do something about it?

Nikki Haley on Thursday presented what she described as undeniable evidence that Iran is supplying arms to militants in Yemen and charged that Tehran is fueling conflict in Lebanon, Iraq, and Syria—activities that she said fly in the face of United Nations resolutions.

The U.N. ambassador stood in front of a large, orange-black recovered missile and other weapons debris, gathered from military attacks, that she said “might as well have had ‘made in Iran’ stickers all over” them.

>>>

(*oh christ!)

Dec 15 07:21

Labeling matters: New study shows “snack foods” contribute to overeating

Food labels might not seem like a big deal, but more often than not, their messages and keywords shape your eating habits.

Dec 15 07:17

Plummeting Forest Fire Burn Acreage

According to the National Interagency Fire Center, 9.4 million acres burned in the US this year. This is down 80% since the 1930’s.

And forest fires are down 90% since CO2 was at pre-industrial levels – when an area larger than the state of California burned every year.

There is no correlation between forest fires and atmospheric CO2 – but excellent correlation between fires and extreme heat = which peaked in the 1930’s.

Dec 15 07:17

The Most Effective Way To Destroy Your Husband, Ruin Your Marriage, And Encourage Infidelity

There is more than one way to cheat on your spouse — or, I should say, cheat your spouse. And it seems that many husbands are being cheated by their wives in a way that is no less damaging and no more justified than being cheated on. This form of "cheating" is all the more common because our culture tells women that men aren’t owed anything in the first place. You can’t cheat them out of something you were never supposed to give them, after all.

Dec 15 07:13

This ENTIRE Family Is Transgender

A local news station in Arizona ran a glowing piece on a family that is in transition — as in, the entire family, including the two young children, are all transgender.
Daniel Harrot, the "father" of the family, is a 41-year-old biological female who identifies as a man.
“It feels like you’re getting to live for the first time,” Daniel told KJZZ. “And my children are getting to be who they’ve always wanted to be.”

Dec 15 07:12

Chemicals causing malaria outbreaks across Africa as mosquitoes grow increasingly resistant to insecticides

Experts claim to have reduced the incidences of malaria by 29 percent since 2010, through a combination of prevention and control measures, mostly centered around the use of insecticides and insecticide-infused mosquito nets. However, a new study by researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, which was the largest genetic study of mosquitoes ever undertaken, has revealed that mosquitoes across Africa – the most affected continent – are rapidly developing insecticide resistant genes. This resistance is severely hampering efforts to curb the disease.

Dec 15 06:13

More proof Big Pharma is all about Big Profit: Doctors experiencing a shortage of antibiotics because they’ve become less profitable to produce

It’s no secret that the world is facing an antibiotic apocalypse in which simple cuts and bacterial infections could once again be deadly.

Dec 14 12:10

Two huge current vaccine scandals the press isn’t covering

The old question about a tree falling in the forest is relevant here. Does the tree make a sound if no one is there to hear it?

If a scandal erupts and the press doesn’t cover it, is it a scandal?

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