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Dec 20 10:56

How Nonprofit Hospitals Are Seizing Patients' Wages

On the eastern edge of St. Joseph, Missouri, lies the small city's only hospital, a landmark of brick and glass. Music from a player piano greets visitors at the main entrance, and inside, the bright hallways seem endless. Long known as Heartland Regional Medical Center, the nonprofit hospital and its system of clinics recently rebranded. Now they're called Mosaic Life Care, because, their promotional materials say: "We offer much more than health care. We offer life care."

Two miles away, at the rear of a low-slung building is a key piece of Mosaic—Heartland's very own for-profit debt collection agency.

When patients receive care at Heartland and don't or can't pay, their bills often end up here at Northwest Financial Services. And if those patients don't meet Northwest's demands, their debts can make another, final stop: the Buchanan County Courthouse.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In the US, we have the most expensive health care in the world, and many times, some of the most lousy outcomes.

And even if you HAVE insurance, you can still get financially crucified if that policy doesn't come from a union, an association, or membership organisation of some kind.

We know. With the insurance Mike had when he got ill with pneumonia last year, the insurance we had for him only paid 10% of the bill, and we are stuck with the other 90%. I am already in negotiations with the hospital, and having worked collections myself, understand that as long as you are consistent, and offer a reasonable payment plan, the hospital cannot drag you into collection.

Intelligent, enlightened countries in Europe have figured out how to fund health care, and have a single payer system, where you have to have the basic insurance, but if you want more coverage, you can get it by buying more.

Dec 20 09:58

A New Resistance film to expose dangers of Roundup in food, water and all around us

It has been in constant and increasing use for more than 50 years. But glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, isn’t at all safe for humans.

Dec 20 09:14

U.S. agribusiness licking its chops over thawed Cuba relations

One group that appears to be licking its chops over the newly-thawed relations between the United States and Cuba is U.S. agribusiness.

Dec 20 08:49

Australian Police Arrests Mother of Children Stabbed in Cairns

The mother of seven of eight children murdered Friday in Australia's city of Cairns was arrested, the police said Saturday.

"The 37-year-old mother of several of the children involved in this incident has been arrested for murder overnight and is currently under police guard at the Cairns Base Hospital," Cairns Detective Inspector Bruno Asnicar said at a press conference aired on BBC.

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I wonder if she was on prescription anti-depressants.

Dec 20 07:29

New watchdog bans EU from being GM-free

Nations and regions which want to stay free of genetically-modified crops will be banned from doing so under a devastating ruling by EU scientists.

The decision, the first from the new European Food Safety Authority, means governments will be unable to stop the controversial plants being grown on their soil - effectively opening the floodgates.

It is a disastrous blow to those British consumers, farmers, politicians and green campaigners who are fearful about the safety of so-called Frankenstein foods.

The administrations in Scotland and Wales and many English local authorities - particularly in the South West - oppose GM crops.

Last night, Greenpeace warned Britain is being dragged into a vast and unpredictable experiment. Once commercial planting of GM crops is allowed, their pollen will spread and contaminate the entire countryside.

Dec 19 19:34

Study Links GMOs to Over 22 Different Diseases Yet More Evidence GMOs Should be Banned

if it doesn't increase crop yields or reduce pesticide use, why use it?

Dec 19 16:16

The Real Costs of Fracking

The first researchers to systematically document ill health in livestock, pets, and people living near fracking drill sites were Michelle Bamberger and Robert Oswald. Bamberger, a veterinarian, and Oswald, a professor of molecular medicine at Cornell University, used a case study approach–looking at individual households–to search for possible effects (Bamberger and Oswald 2012).

Many fracking chemicals are known carcinogens, endocrine disruptors or other classes of toxins (Colborn et al. 2011). Bamberger and Oswald’s studies, carried out during the ongoing fracking boom, uncovered serious adverse effects including respiratory, reproductive, and growth-related problems in animals and a spectrum of symptoms in humans that they termed “shale gas syndrome”. Ultimately, their research led them to consider fracking’s broader implications for farming and the food system (Bamberger and Oswald 2012 and 2014).

Dec 19 15:45

Santa’s real workshop: the town in China that makes the world’s Christmas decorations

There’s red on the ceiling and red on the floor, red dripping from the window sills and red globules splattered across the walls. It looks like the artist Anish Kapoor has been let loose with his wax cannon again. But this, in fact, is what the making of Christmas looks like; this is the very heart of the real Santa’s workshop – thousands of miles from the North Pole, in the Chinese city of Yiwu. Our yuletide myth-making might like to imagine that Christmas is made by rosy-cheeked elves hammering away in a snow-bound log cabin somewhere in the Arctic Circle. But it’s not. The likelihood is that most of those baubles, tinsel and flashing LED lights you’ve draped liberally around your house came from Yiwu, 300km south of Shanghai – where there’s not a (real) pine tree nor (natural) snowflake in sight.

Dec 19 15:35

How The Military Could Turn Your Mind Into The Next Battlefield

Giordano's research group has categorized these weapons into four broad categories: drugs, bugs, toxins, and bytes. In an email to me, he described them like this:

Drugs: There are particular drugs that act upon the central and/or peripheral nervous system that can be used to 1) alter concentration and vigilance (to increase or decrease combat warfighters' performance on various tasks), 2) alter sensation, perception and emotion (to induce feelings of fear, confusion or even amiability), and of course 3) incur profound debilitation — and death.

Bugs: There are a number of microbiological agents ("bugs") — viruses and bacteria — that can induce a host of neurological diseases (such as encephalitis, meningitis), and effects (such as cognitive and motor manifestations).

Dec 19 15:18

Painkillers Kill More Than Heroin and Cocaine Combined

Yes, prescription painkillers do in fact take more lives per year than two of the hardest illegal drugs in the nation — surpassing both heroin and cocaine in their total related deaths.

Dec 19 14:20

How to naturally cure tooth decay and gum disease

As luck would have it, it’s actually quite easy to sport a healthy smile with a few natural remedies

Dec 19 10:58

Oklahoma, Nebraska ask Supreme Court to overturn Colorado marijuana law

This is the second time I'm puttin this up. I made a mistake and put up 2 https in the url and for months now I can't edit my mistakes. I have complained about this to no avail. I've been a loyal reader and poster(5 YEARS) for goin on 17 years and I'm tired of not being able to edit a post when I make a mistake on the url or spelling! IT SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dec 19 10:44

Oklahoma, Nebraska ask Supreme Court to overturn Colorado marijuana law

What jerks they have for State Attorney Generals in Oklahoma and Nebraska!

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning said one problem with Colorado’s law is that marijuana is now crossing state lines, causing headaches for states where pot remains illegal under both state and federal law.

Dec 19 09:23

FLASHBACK - Curiosity might prove we've already found life on Mars

GILBERT LEVIN aims to appropriate the Mars Science Laboratory for his own ends. "Since NASA has disdained any interest in MSL looking for life, I'm taking over," he says. "I claim it."

He is only half joking. If MSL's rover Curiosity finds carbon-based molecules in the Martian soil, Levin - who led the "labelled release" experiment on NASA's 1976 Viking mission - will demand that his refuted discovery of life on Mars is reinstated.

Dec 19 09:22

FLASHBACK - Mars Viking Robots 'Found Life'

New analysis of 36-year-old data, resuscitated from printouts, shows NASA found life on Mars, an international team of mathematicians and scientists conclude in a paper published this week.

Dec 19 09:20

Mars has gas, and Curiosity finds organic matter -- fuzzy signs of life?

A NASA rover has found the building blocks of life on Mars. They might be the product of past or present life on the Red Planet -- or they might not be.

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"And that is our final word!" -- Never A Straight Answer

Dec 19 08:49

Kepler is reborn 'like a phoenix rising': Crippled telescope proves it can still find planets after discovery of a ‘Super-Earth’

The injured planet-hunter, Kepler, was left crippled in space last year after Nasa said it had given up attempts to fix the telescope.

But all was not lost. Rather than abandoning the spacecraft, a team of Kepler engineers thought up an ingenious way to keep it running using the subtle pressure of sunlight.

And now, their efforts have paid off, with Kepler spotting its first alien world since being wounded by the loss of two of its gyroscope-like wheels in May 2013.

Dec 19 08:39

FDA approved Gardasil 9: Malfeasance or Stupidity?

by Norma Erickson

Malfeasance is when a public official violates the public trust by performing an act that is wrongful, legally unjustified, or contrary to law. Nonfeasance is the failure to act where there is a duty to act. Misfeasance is conduct that is lawful but inappropriate. Perhaps, when it comes to the recent approval of Gardasil 9 all of these apply.

10 December 2014: The FDA approved the use of a reportedly ’new and improved’ version of Gardasil, which will be marketed as Gardasil 9. According to the FDA approval letter, this action was taken without consultation with VRBPAC (the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee) which is responsible for reviewing and evaluating data concerning the safety, effectiveness, and appropriate use of vaccines and related biological products...

Dec 19 08:16

Strela Rocket With Kondor-E Satellite Blasts Off From Baikonur:Space Agency

Russia’s Strela carrier rocket blasted off from the Baikonur cosmodrome with a Kondor-E radar imaging satellite, the country’s space agency Roscosmos told RIA Novosti Friday.

Dec 19 08:10

Closing the Gate on GMO and the Criminal Transatlantic Trade Agreement

Julian Rose
Activist Post

“What emerges is an understanding of TTIP as the political project of a transatlantic corporate and political elite which, on the unfounded promise of increased trade and job creation, will attempt to reverse social and environmental regulatory protections, redirect legal rights from citizens to corporations, and consolidate US and European global leadership in a changing world order.” (Seattle to Brussels Network, Kim Bizzarri)

A key element of this Transatlantic Trade Agreement, but only one of hundreds of highly controversial proposals, is the move to deregulate the status currently accorded to imports of GM seeds and plants for cultivating in European soils...

Dec 19 08:07

A New Resistance film to expose dangers of Roundup in food, water and all around us

It has been in constant and increasing use for more than 50 years. But glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup herbicide, isn't at all safe for humans. And a new film project known as A New Resistance seeks to make this fact known on a wide scale, warning the public that this deadly chemical is now present in water, soil, air and food, and is slowly killing us all.

Since 1974, conventional farmers have been dousing their crops with what they were told is a completely safe, broad-spectrum weedkiller. This weedkiller has since become the number one selling herbicide in the world, but a growing body of independent science now shows that it is destroying human health, promoting obesity, infertility, cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, autism and dementia.

Dec 19 07:26

GAO Report: VA Provides Inconsistent Treatment To Veterans With Depression

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides inconsistent treatment to veterans with depression and may be underestimating the number of vets who suffer from the condition, according to a government watchdog agency..

The VA also needs to do a better job monitoring veterans who are prescribed antidepressants and in tracking suicides, according to a new report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

Dec 19 07:23

Veterans exposed to viruses, claim VA avoided responsibility

John Renegar Jr., wearing a careworn baseball cap emblazed with “101st Airborne”, surveyed his small living room in Smyrna Tennessee and shrugged. “It just makes you think you don’t mean nothin’ to anybody, you know,” the 66 year old Vietnam vet said. “You served a country, but you don’t mean anything to her.”

Dec 19 07:19

Child quarantined after Chicago airport Ebola alert

A child with Ebola-like symptoms was taken to hospital in Chicago after arriving at O'Hare International Airport early Friday morning, according to local media reports.

The child, whose age and gender was not released, is under observation at the University of Chicago Medical Center, according to a statement emailed to the Chicago Tribune.

Dec 18 21:58

HIPPA: Police/DHS can spy on your medical & financial records

The Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPPA) is the primary federal law that addresses health records. The HIPAA privacy rules have special exceptions for law enforcement and national security investigations. The law enforcement provision is very broad. It covers all the usual police procedures, including subpoenas. Those don’t require a judge’s advance permission, and they also require much less basis than probable cause.

Dec 18 18:38

Family of Toddler Injured by SWAT 'Grenade' Faces $1M in Medical Bills

Alecia and Bounkham Phonesavanh never imagined their family would be at the center of a controversy over the militarization of police. But that’s exactly where they found themselves when their toddler was seriously injured by a SWAT team, also leaving them with a $1 million medical bill they have no hope of paying.

Dec 18 16:02

Prediction: In 5 Years, Smart Fridges Will Outnumber Fitness Trackers

Having to worry about the North Koreans and Chinese, not to mention US state and federal agencies hacking my refrigerator, is just not something I am really ready to deal with. Most of the wearables and other smart appliances on the market today, keep and could possibly share too much personal information about bad habits that the insurance company would love to use against me during the next open enrollment period.

Dec 18 12:16

Cambodia investigates suspected mass HIV infection

Cambodia’s prime minister, Hun Sen, has ordered an inquiry into an apparent mass HIV infection believed to have been spread by contaminated needles, as the number of suspected cases passed 100.

Hundreds of panicked residents of the remote village of Roka, in western Battambang province, have sought testing since news of the infections emerged last week, with health officials saying a total of 106 people may have contracted the virus.

“I call for a thorough investigation into the issue,” Hun Sen said in a televised speech, urging tests of the equipment used to verify that the patients have HIV.

Dec 18 10:32

Monsanto’s New ‘Herbicide-Resistant’ GMO Crop Slammed by Food Experts

snip: Dicamba was first introduced in 1967 to be used as a broadleaf herbicide. Even then it was linked to higher cancer rates in farmers who used it, as well as birth defects in their male offspring. The herbicide is especially notable for its ability to drift into neighboring farms, thereby damaging crops. - See more at: http://naturalsociety.com/monsantos-new-herbicide-resistant-gmo-crop-s...

Dec 18 10:07

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO): Profit, Power and Geopolitics

snip: “American foreign policy has almost always been based on agricultural exports, not on industrial exports as people might think. It’s by agriculture and control of the food supply that American diplomacy has been able to control most of the Third World. The World Bank’s geopolitical lending strategy has been to turn countries into food deficit areas by convincing them to grow cash crops – plantation export crops – not to feed themselves with their own food crops.” Professor Michael Hudson [3].

Dec 18 10:05

Africa Bill Gates' human experimentation with GM bananas in Africa condemned by scientists

snip: "Numerous health problems increased after GMOs were introduced in 1996," explains the Institute for Responsible Technology.

"The percentage of Americans with three or more chronic illnesses jumped from 7% to 13% in just 9 years; food allergies skyrocketed, and disorders such as autism, reproductive disorders, digestive problems, and others are on the rise."

Dec 18 09:13

BREAKING: Hawaii Victorious Over GMO Tyranny!

An attorney for the SHAKA Movement in Hawaii that has been trying to uphold a democratically voted moratorium on GMOs on the island of Maui reports that residents and activists have won.

An intervention in a federal lawsuit that was brought on by Monsanto and Dow trying to push their genetically modified agenda on islanders will not go through.

Dec 18 09:12

Is Europe About to Lose the Fight Against GMO’s?

“What emerges is an understanding of TTIP as the political project of a transatlantic corporate and political elite which, on the unfounded promise of increased trade and job creation, will attempt to reverse social and environmental regulatory protections, redirect legal rights from citizens to corporations, and consolidate US and European global leadership in a changing world order.” – (Seattle to Brussels Network, Kim Bizzarri)

Dec 18 08:11

11th Sierra Leonean Doctor Dies From Ebola

One of Sierra Leone's most senior physicians died Thursday from Ebola, the 11th doctor in the country to succumb to the disease, a health official said.

Ebola has killed more than 350 health workers in West Africa, depleting the ranks of doctors and nurses in countries that already had too few to begin with. Because Ebola is spread through bodily fluids, it is only transmitted through close contact. It is often called the "caregivers' disease" because those infected are typically family members caring for the sick or health workers treating them.

Dec 18 07:38

Big food corporations committing massive organic fraud – investigation

Expected to reach an estimated $35 billion in profits this year, the organic market has become attractive to food companies on all sides of the spectrum, opening up the door for potential abuses.

Dec 18 06:25

‘Biggest fracking victory ever!’ as New York bans dangerous drilling in state

After years of lobbying and aggressive public protest by state residents to make permanent a short-term moratorium on the controversial oil and gas drilling practice

Dec 17 19:46

Star Trek: TOS Errand of Mercy

Where's the Organians when you need them. My kinda folks!

The Organians: "super-evolved" and completely pacifistic.

Dec 17 16:53

Monsanto’s New ‘Herbicide-Resistant’ GMO Crop Slammed by Food Experts

This is another weapon in the Big Ag giant’s chemical arsenal that is being called yet another indiscriminate chemical that “will take agriculture back to the dark days of heavy, hazardous pesticide use that will seriously endanger human health and the environment.”

Dec 17 16:02

How NE Ohio hospitals, schools react to flu outbreak

Health experts are seeing an influx of flu cases throughout the Northeast Ohio area less than a week into official start of the winter season.

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And CDC has admitted this year's flu vaccine is totally useless. (But you don't get a refund.)

Dec 17 13:47

The Green Goons Want To Convert Your Grandmothers Remains Into Earth Friendly Soylent Snacks

Why use precious real estate to bury your beloved family members when these grotesque inhuman dirt bags will convert them into fertilizer. This is going beyond the extremes, will you remember your precious family whenever you pull vegetables from their corpses? How can someone even try to bring this idea to fruition? Anyone in their right mind who has a shred of humanity left might get violent when you bring your 'concept' to them at the local town hall. You'd be lucky to get out of there alive.

Dec 17 12:51

Cuomo to Ban Fracking as Health Department Calls It Unsafe

The New York state Health Department said fracking for natural gas can’t be done safely, dooming prospects that Governor Andrew Cuomo will end a six-year moratorium.

Acting Health Commissioner Howard Zucker said at a cabinet meeting in Albany today that studies on the extraction technique’s effects on water, air and soil are inconsistent, incomplete and raise too many “red flags” to allow.

Dec 17 11:26

“Greatest Living Scientist” Shunned for Telling Truth About Race, Forced to Sell Nobel Prize

James Dewey Watson’s 1962 Nobel Prize for co-discovering deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sold for an astonishing $4.76 million at an auction held on December 4 at Christie’s auction house in New York, marking the first time a living scientist has ever sold his Nobel.

Dec 17 10:32

Patients don't understand risks of unnecessary antibiotics, study shows

Over prescription of antibiotics is a major factor driving one of the biggest public health concerns today: antibiotic resistance. In a first-of-its-kind study, research led by the George Washington University suggests that public health educational materials may not address the misconceptions that shape why patients expect antibiotics, driving doctors to prescribe them more. The research appeared in October in the journalMedical Decision Making.

Dec 17 09:16

FLASHBACK - The Calm Before The Storm: An Interview With Dr. Gilbert Levin

In a little over one month, the British built Beagle 2 exobiology lander will look for signs of extinct or extant life on the surface of Mars. Not since NASA's Viking mission 27 years ago has another search for life on Mars been attempted.

One has to wonder why since the Viking mission left behind important unanswered questions - such as: are there organic molecules from either life and meteorites laying on the surface? Or are they destroyed by the hypothetical oxidants many NASA researchers say are certainly there? One of the Principal Investigators for the NASA Viking biology team was Dr. Gilbert V. Levin who invented and built the Viking Labeled Release Experiment. His experiment tested the soil of Mars nine times at two different landing sites under different temperature regimes and environmental conditions. All his data point to microbes metabolizing a nutrient solution and giving off an indicative radioactive CO2 gas.

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Sadly, the Beagle 2 lander failed to communicate from the surface of Mars.

Dec 17 08:42

11 trillion gallons of water to relieve California drought – NASA

NASA scientists say it would require 11 trillion gallons of water – more water than California’s 38 million residents use each year for domestic purposes – to relieve the state’s record drought, currently in its third year.

Dec 17 08:40

16 Important Rules of Survival and Preparedness

by Gaye Levy

Having a survival mindset means you are always ready to take on new challenges, right? Although I fully believe that new challenges are a good thing, it is sometimes downright frustrating to recognize that prep as we do, we are never really ready.

Part of the disconnect from being totally prepared is having the knowledge that we will never be able to prepare for everything. As recently as four years ago, we were preparing for the end of the world as we know it and a global economic collapse. And now? The flavor of the month is a pandemic, a cyber attack, and the potential for another world war...

Dec 17 07:52

Big food corporations committing massive organic fraud - investigation

(NaturalNews) Expected to reach an estimated $35 billion in profits this year, the organic market has become attractive to food companies on all sides of the spectrum, opening up the door for potential abuses.

Under-the-table financial contributions to politicians in Washington have allowed Big Food companies to hijack the organic industry by selling products blatantly in violation of strict organic standards set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Dec 17 07:52

Humans Started Using Fire Habitually 350,000 Years Ago, Researchers Claim

Two years ago the team at UNESCO declared the cave to have “universal value” because of its documentation of human history dating back to half a million years. The site allowed researchers to precisely document how the use of fire by humans evolved over a lengthy period of time.

Researchers examined the caves sediment layers and found that most flints were not burned in layers that were older than 350,000 years old. The flints, characterized by cracking, red or black coloration began regularly showing up 350,000 years ago. The group found small round depressions where fragments called pot lids flaked off the stone, indicating exposure to fire.

Dec 17 06:58

Your all-electric car may not be so green: Researchers say electricity generated by coal plants can cause MORE pollution than simply using gasoline

'A lot of the technologies that we think of as being clean ... are not better than gasoline.'

Dec 17 06:54

Big food corporations committing massive organic fraud - investigation

Expected to reach an estimated $35 billion in profits this year, the organic market has become attractive to food companies on all sides of the spectrum, opening up the door for potential abuses.

Under-the-table financial contributions to politicians in Washington have allowed Big Food companies to hijack the organic industry by selling products blatantly in violation of strict organic standards set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The USDA fails to prosecute violators due to giant corporations' lobbyists pressuring the agency to "favor their preferred industrial model of food production," according to Mark Kastel, the Senior Farm Policy Analyst at The Cornucopia Institute.

Dec 17 06:48

California leaders vow to continue climate change action

California's political leaders pledged Monday to advance the state's landmark laws on climate change and fend off challenges from opponents such as oil companies..

"We're just at the beginning," Gov. Jerry Brown said. "There's still lots of skeptics and lots of deniers."

Dec 17 06:39

Landmark Petition Submitted to Parliament Could Launch Canadian 9/11 Investigation

An historic milestone in the 9/11 Truth Movement has been achieved by a dedicated group of activists in Ottawa, Ontario, with the presentation of a petition in the House of Commons requesting a "parliamentary review of the omissions and inconsistencies in the official United States of America 9/11 Commission Report."

This is not the first time that Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth has published news on the three-year effort to present this petition to the Canadian government. Back in February 2012, we reported that the petition for a parliamentary review of the destruction of the three WTC skyscrapers on September 11, 2001, had been given to members of Parliament in the hope that they would formally present the petition in the House of Commons. However, officials were not yet ready to tackle the numerous unanswered questions about 9/11. Again, in March 2013, we reported that a renewed effort to have the petition read in the House of Commons was impeded by Ottawa MP and foreign affairs critic Paul Dewar, because he "did not agree with it." Still not ready.

A major development finally unfolded on December 3, 2014 when a Member of Parliament rose in the House of Commons "to present a petition, from petitioners in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, and particularly in the Ottawa area, calling on the government of Canada to conduct a parliamentary review into the events that occurred in the United States on September 11."

Dec 16 19:41

Hawaii officials: Lava on course to hit shopping center with gas station in 7 to 10 days

There’s still a great deal of uncertainty about when the lava might reach the center and what it could hit. The lava could smother one structure in the complex or cover them all, he said.

Dec 16 18:33

Patients don't understand risks of unnecessary antibiotics, study shows

Over prescription of antibiotics is a major factor driving one of the biggest public health concerns today: antibiotic resistance. In a first-of-its-kind study, research led by the George Washington University suggests that public health educational materials may not address the misconceptions that shape why patients expect antibiotics, driving doctors to prescribe them more. The research appeared in October in the journalMedical Decision Making.

Dec 16 17:22

“Mass sterilization”: Kenyan Doctors Find Anti-fertility Agent in UN Tetanus Vaccine

According to LifeSiteNews, a Catholic publication, the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association is charging UNICEF and WHO with sterilizing millions of girls and women under cover of an anti-tetanus vaccination program sponsored by the Kenyan government.

Dec 16 14:32

Obamacare hits 2.5 million enrollees; officials say that doesn’t count ‘extremely busy’ weekend

Administration officials said Tuesday that nearly 2.5 million Americans had selected a plan on the federal Obamacare marketplace through Friday, a tally that did not include an “extremely busy” three days before Monday night’s deadline to get covered for the new year.

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Wow! A whole 2.5 million! Out of a total US population of 330 million! That';s almost 1 percent!!!!!!!!!!!

And take it from me those Obamacare-compliant policies are a raw deal!

Dec 16 14:14

Unapproved GM Mosquitoes Being Shipped to US for Release NOW

Are you aware that genetically modified mosquitoes are being set for release worldwide? Right after GM mosquitoes were let loose in Brazil, dengue fever cases spiked. Now, the Florida Keys are in danger of facing a similar fate. The mosquitoes haven’t even been officially approved, but Oxitec, the British company who created the mosquitoes, has already shipped them to Florida. The only hope is a very vocal grassroots effort to tell the Governor of Florida that these mosquitoes will ruin tourism and possibly turn the natural ecosystem there on its head.

Dec 16 13:35

NEW STUDY: HEPATITIS B VACCINATION IN FRANCE SPARKED A WAVE OF NEW CASES OF MS

There has been considerable suspicion about a link between hepatitis B vaccination and the development of multiple sclerosis. This new study examined detailed national data in France around the mass vaccination of French adults in the mid 1990s. Following World Health Organisation recommendations in 1992 to mass vaccinate against hepatitis B to hopefully eradicate the virus, 20 million French people were vaccinated between 1994 and 1997.

Dec 16 12:50

Food Safety Experts Slam USDA over Dicamba GM Crops

Center for Food Safety criticized the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) released Friday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Monsanto’s dicamba-resistant soybeans and cotton.

The EIS paves the way for introduction of new crops genetically engineered to survive spraying with the herbicide dicamba. If approved, the anticipated widespread adoption of these GE crops would lead to an over 10-fold increase in dicamba use in American agriculture, from under 4 million lbs. at present to more than 40 million lbs. per year. Commercialization is also contingent on EPA approval of dicamba formulations for use on the new crops, which is presently under consideration...

Dec 16 12:41

Extra vitamin E may protect elderly from getting common pneumonia

Extra vitamin E protected older mice from a bacterial infection that commonly causes pneumonia. Microbiologists and nutrition researchers from Tufts University report that the extra vitamin E helped regulate the mice's immune system. The findings, published online in advance of print in the "The Journal of Immunology," show promise for studies investigating the effects of vitamin E and infection in humans...

Dec 16 12:29

Drug-resistant ‘superbug’ found in Rio de Janeiro Olympic waters

Micro-organisms were discovered by the specialists from the Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, one of the world’s main public health research institutions located in Rio de Janeiro.

Dec 16 12:20

Nasa finds evidence of 'life on Mars'

Evidence of life on Mars could have been found by Nasa's Curiosity Rover.

One of the instruments on the robot found mysterious spikes of methane that cannot easily be explained by geology or other theories. Scientists can’t be sure what is causing the spikes, but it is possible that it could be very small, bacteria-like living organisms.

If the gas is coming from living, breathing microbes then it would mark one of the biggest discoveries in history.

Scientists have said that the rover now has to test and re-test the possibility of life.

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Back in 1976 the Viking Landers carried two different experiments to detect life. The first took a sample of Martian soil and dropped it into a generic nutrient solution tagged with a radioactive isotope and waited for radioactive gas to be released by metabolic processes. This experiment showed a positive result.

The second experiment was a gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer that heated a sample of Martian soil to cause large organic molecules to leave the soil and be drawn into a mass spectrometer, but unlike the inorganic mass spectrometer the heat was kept low enough to not cause the molecules themselves to come apart. This experiment returned a negative for the organic molecules it was designed to detect.

NASA was faced with one positive and one negative result. Most of us sitting at those consoles were convinced the positive needed to be given priority.

NASA was under a huge amount of public pressure over the issue of life on Mars. In particular the Buy-bull bangers were adamant that there could not possibly be life on Mars because the Bible did not mention it, and life on other planets meant Earth was not special in the eyes of whatever gods were being prayed to. Some of the controllers were getting death threats from fanatics like the Children of God. The post-Apollo "New" NASA was already entrenched. The scientists with the PhDs were no longer in control, but political appointees with MBAs ran the show, and so a political decision was made to ignore the positive result, rely on the negative, and declare that Viking had not found any life on Mars at all. That placated the masses at what we all felt was the expense of the truth.

Now, years later, subsequent probes to Mars have discovered a high amount of perchlorate in the Martian soil. In the presence of heat, perchlorate will decompose organic molecules. So the Viking organic mass spectrometer was destroying the organic molecules before it ever had a chance to detect them. That means the negative result was bogus data and can be discarded. That leaves just one positive result.

In subsequent years, other scientists have re-examined the Viking data and come to the conclusion that we did indeed find life on Mars.

And before anyone shouts, "Oh no, NASA would never hide such an important find", please recall that when Marco Polo returned from China he was promptly locked away in a dungeon by the Dominicans on the orders of the church, who thought that their control over Europe would be threatened by public awareness of a great civilization to the East that had never heard of Jesus. Eventually, word of Marco Polo's discoveries leaked out and he was released.

There is no question that confirmation of extraterrestrial life will be a socially transformative event. Humans might decide to put down their weapons of war and unite to find our just who is out there. For those governments dependent on war, that is a huge threat to their power and ample motive to bias their assessment of the Viking results towards the negative.

Dec 16 10:45

ALOHA FROM HAWAI'I, GMO GROUND ZERO

We started Babes Against Biotech in response to the blatant financial ties between elected officials and the agrochemical biotech companies poisoning the Hawaiian islands. Monsanto, Dow, BASF, Syngenta and DuPont/Pioneer use Hawai’i as an open air laboratory to test genetically engineered crop seeds for export. In developing pesticide resistant Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs,) these multi-national companies create zero local food sending profits off island, while exposing our communities to obscene amounts of restricted and general use pesticides up to ten times the national average. We already have two pesticide linked birth defects doctors estimate at ten times the national average in communities near GE test fields.

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Dec 16 10:28

44 Reasons To Believe Cell Phones Can Cause Cancer

Cell phones emit microwave radio-frequency radiation. Fact.

This radiation has the ability to penetrate our bodies. Fact.

Our governments do virtually nothing to protect us from these dangers. Fact.

And yet there is strong evidence, multiple peer reviewed studies, to indicate that cell phones cause cancer and other diseases.

Take a look for yourself at these facts.

Dec 15 20:35

Inside an internet addiction treatment center in China

At the Internet Addiction Treatment Centre in Beijing, children must take part in military-style activities, including exercise drills and the singing of patriotic songs. They are denied access to the internet. One of the first experiences internees undergo is brain monitoring through electroencephalography (EEG). The programme is run by psychologist Tao Ran, who claims the brains of internet and heroin addicts display similarities.

Dec 15 18:25

#2 of 6: NIST's WTC 7 Reports: Filled with Fantasy, Fiction, and Fraud

PART 1: NIST and Popular Mechanics Fabricate Myth of WTC 7's "Scooped-Out" 10 Stories

Editor's Note: This fascinating and provocative technical piece on NIST's manipulation of the WTC 7 evidence is broken down into a series of six articles. The second installment (below) is PART 1: NIST and Popular Mechanics Fabricate Myth About WTC 7's "Scooped-Out" 10 Stories. The first installment was the INTRODUCTION. Stand by for the next four installments, to be published monthly.

Dec 15 16:35

This Device Turns Plastic Trash Into Edible Mushrooms

?A team of microbiologists and designers wants our future food to pull double duty by breaking down man-made trash while growing tasty treats. The Fungi Mu?tarium is a prototype device that uses fungi to safely break down plastic and grow edible, fluffy biomass in its place. Here’s how it works: small bits of thin plastic—like the kind that make up shopping bags—are doused in UV light to sterilize them and start to break the plastic down. The plastic is then placed in a small pod made of agar, an edible, algae-based gelatin. The pods are placed in the “growth sphere”, a dome-like incubator.

Dec 15 13:31

NEW WORLD SYSTEMS: POLICE ARE SPYING ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND ASSESSING YOUR ‘THREAT RATING’

New World Systems offers software that allows dispatchers to enter in a person’s name to see if they’ve had contact with the police before. Provided crime data, PredPol claims that its software “forecasts highest risk times and places for future crimes.” These and other technologies are supplanting and enhancing traditional police work.

Dec 15 12:27

Liberia postpones elections again because of Ebola

Officials in Ebola-stricken Liberia on Sunday postponed Senate elections until the end of the week, while some urged calling off the vote for fear the results would not be credible.

Dec 15 12:27

WHO Ebola response chief says virus still spreading due to lack of change in behaviors

The failure of Sierra Leone's strategy for fighting Ebola may be down to a missing ingredient: a big shock that could change people's behavior and finally prevent further infection.

Dec 15 12:11

Hazardous Trend: The ‘Commodification’ of Sleep

Clearly, there are some serious risks associated with our 24/7, wireless, ‘smart’ culture. Maybe this is just another cost of ‘progress’, or maybe it’s because we simply cannot keep up with the basic costs of living and dozens fees, fines and stealth taxes?

Dec 15 11:25

Man shoots himself as police approach him at a fast food restaurant

A novel approach. If you see the police coming for you,kill yourself before they do and don't give them the satisfaction and 3 days off with pay! Boy that'll teach em!

by Adam McDonald / KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on December 14, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Updated today at 8:39 AM

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – A man shot and killed himself as police approached him while he was in his vehicle at a fast food restaurant drive thru in Jefferson County.

Dec 15 11:21

Seeds of Profit and Geopolitics

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not essential for feeding the world [1,2], but if they were to lead to increased productivity, did not harm the environment and did not negatively impact biodiversity and human health, would we be wise to embrace them anyhow?

The fact is that GMO technology would still be owned and controlled by certain very powerful interests. In their hands, this technology is first and foremost an instrument of corporate power, a tool to ensure profit. Beyond that, it is intended to serve US global geopolitical interests. Indeed, agriculture has for a long time been central to US foreign policy.

Dec 15 07:25

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO): Profit, Power and Geopolitics

The fact is that GMO technology would still be owned and controlled by certain very powerful interests. In their hands, this technology is first and foremost an instrument of corporate power, a tool to ensure profit. Beyond that, it is intended to serve US global geopolitical interests. Indeed, agriculture has for a long time been central to US foreign policy.

“American foreign policy has almost always been based on agricultural exports, not on industrial exports as people might think. It’s by agriculture and control of the food supply that American diplomacy has been able to control most of the Third World. The World Bank’s geopolitical lending strategy has been to turn countries into food deficit areas by convincing them to grow cash crops – plantation export crops – not to feed themselves with their own food crops.” Professor Michael Hudson [3].

The Project for a New American Century and the Wolfowitz Doctrine show that US foreign policy is about power, control and ensuring global supremacy at any cost [4,5]. Part of the plan for attaining world domination rests on the US controlling agriculture and hijacking food sovereignty and nations’ food security.

Dec 15 06:47

7 GMO Claims Debunked

In this video Dan Dicks of Press For Truth debunks 7 claims made by the food authorities:

Claim 1: Genetic engineering isn't radical technology
Claim 2: GMO Crops aren't new
Claim 3: Farmer's Don't Want to Save Seeds, Anyway
Claim 4: The Only Way to Feed the World is Through GMOs
Claim 5: GMO's don't cause health problems
Claim 6: It's Not just Monsanto, All Research says GMOs are okay
Claim 7: *GMOs don't spread to other crops and wild plants

Dec 15 06:37

Antidepressants No Better Than Placebo: JAMA Study

A study just published in JAMA Jan 5, reported that SSRI antidepressants are no better than placebo for most cases of depression. The authors reviewed 30 years of data and concluded that "the benefit of antidepressant medication compared with placebo may be minimal or nonexistent in patients with mild or moderate symptoms".

Dec 15 06:36

Hepatitis B vaccine linked to causing multiple sclerosis

A sudden and sharp increase in the number of multiple sclerosis (MS) cases diagnosed in France back in the mid-1990s appears to have its roots in a mass vaccination campaign for hepatitis B that was launched by the World Health Organization (WHO), according to new epidemiological data published in the journal Immunologic Research.

Dec 14 21:41

5 Myths About Marijuana Debunked

Waking Times

The more research is released, the more legalization makes sense.

Dec 14 21:35

4 Healthy Foods That Serve as Natural Antibiotics

Waking Times

Although most doctors continue to prescribe antibiotics anytime they find signs of infection, these medicines are becoming less and less effective. The over-use of antibiotics has heralded the rise antibiotic resistant bacteria, and the best defense you have against bacterial infection may be to proactively fortify your body with natural antibiotics by making certain foods and supplements part of your daily diet.

Dec 14 19:56

10 best superfoods for Diabetes prevention

10 best superfoods for Diabetes prevention

Dec 14 19:55

50 Unbelievable Facts About Our Earth

50 Unbelievable Facts About Our Earth

Dec 14 18:43

Report: Obamacare Shutting Down Free Health Clinics

The Affordable Care Act is spelling the demise of free healthcare clinics across the country, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Of clinics across 28 states, almost a dozen in the past two years have cited Obamacare as their reason for shutting their doors.

Dec 14 18:39

Earth faces sixth ‘great extinction’ with 41% of amphibians set to go the way of the dodo

Analysis for prestigious Nature magazine sounds alarm on the way that human activity, from overfishing to agriculture, is forcing a vast number of species to vanish from the wild

Dec 14 18:23

Six in 10 Americans, including half of all Republicans, said they support regulation of carbon dioxide pollution

When Republicans take control of Congress next month, top on their agenda will be undoing environmental regulations they claim will harm the economy, chief among them President Barack Obama's plans to limit heat-trapping carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants.

Dec 14 12:23

THE "BIG BANG" IS JUST RELIGION DISGUISED AS SCIENCE - REVISED AND UPDATED

Yet even though hard evidence exists to warrant a full re-examination of the basic assumption of the expanding universe, our science classes and TV programs still promote the "Big Bang" view, just as the erroneous theory of Aristotle continued to be promoted even after Galileo proved it wrong, because one theory fits into a theology, and the other does not.

Man's progress is not measured by the reaches of his science but by the limits of his superstition. The truth is known. But the truth is unpopular.

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Dec 14 09:37

12 disasters that could bring about the end of the world as we know it

Our way of life is far more vulnerable than most people would ever dare to imagine. A single major catastrophe could fundamentally alter all of our lives at any moment.

Dec 14 08:16

Extreme weather - winds, snow and flooding on US West Coast, in pictures (21pics)

Extreme weather - winds, snow and flooding on US West Coast, in pictures

Dec 14 07:01

U.S. Attorneys General Form Secret Alliance To Help Energy Companies

Major energy companies have effectively created a secret law firm of conservative attorneys general to persuade Washington lawmakers to gut environmental regulations, according to an investigation by the New York Times. In return, these senior government officials have received millions of dollars to help them win political campaigns.

Dec 13 21:15

Ebola outbreak: Darwin volunteer writes from Sierra Leone treatment centre, 'I just cry in my goggles'

Australian Dan Baschiera is volunteering at an Ebola treatment hospital in Sierra Leone where he is doing what he can to stop the deadly disease.

Dec 13 21:09

Geminids meteor shower: Live updates as dazzling show reaches its fiery peak

Meteors should be visible throughout the night from around 10pm - and at its peak later there could be between 50 and 100 shooting stars every hour

Dec 13 10:43

Cocaine consumption quadruples the risk of sudden death in people between 19 and 49

A joint piece of research conducted by the UPV/EHU, the Basque Institute of Forensic Medicine, and the Biomedical Research Centre Network into Mental Health (CIBERSAM) of the Carlos III Institute of Health links, for the first time, the increase in sudden cardiovascular death with the recent consumption of cocaine. In people in the 19-49 age bracket this risk is quadrupled. In fact, cocaine consumption doubles the risk of death of cardiovascular origin that can be attributed to smoking, and becomes the main risk factor among subjects under 50.

Dec 13 10:02

11 Restaurant Scams That Sabotage Weight Loss

Take two popular menu items: A Carrot Walnut Muffin or the Chocolate Croissant. Which one’s healthier? Surely your health-conscious conscience jumps at the thought of starting your day with carrots and walnuts, yet the truth is fuzzier. Au Bon Pain’s healthy sounding muffin offering packs 540 calories—plus 7 grams more fat, double the carbs (73 g vs. 34 g), and the four times the sugar of a 300-calorie Starbucks Chocolate Croissant! Remember, “muffin” is just a way to get you to eat cake for breakfast.

Dec 13 08:38

Human DNA Shows Traces of 40 Million-Year Battle For Survival Between Primate and Pathogen

Examination of DNA from 21 primate species – from squirrel monkeys to humans – exposes an evolutionary war against infectious bacteria over iron that circulates in the bloodstream. Supported by experimental evidence, these findings, published in Science on Dec. 12, demonstrate the vital importance of an underappreciated defense mechanism, nutritional immunity.

Dec 13 08:21

Visiting soldier can't stay in wife's Central apartment, landlord says

Chuck my butt! How about Scrooge or Grinch. This really sucks!

CENTRAL, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A soldier returning home for the holidays to see his wife and newborn baby in Central is being kicked out of his wife's apartment after the landlord said he is overstaying the time allowed for visitors.

Sergeant William Bolt is stationed in Missouri, but his wife has been in Central. She gave birth to their daughter two weeks ago.

Bolt said the landlord at The Groves apartment complex in Central told him he had overstayed, saying visitors are not allowed to stay in the apartments past seven days, per the agreement signed by Bolt's wife, Lily.

"I'm stationed in Missouri and we haven't seen each other in six months. What's the problem with me staying and visiting with my wife?" Bolt said.

The landlord, whose name is Chuck, told FOX Carolina he enforces that rule for all his tenants.

Dec 13 06:50

Lead Developer of HPV Vaccines Comes Clean, Warns Parents & Young Girls It’s All A Giant Deadly Scam

Dr. Diane Harper was a leading expert responsible for the Phase II and Phase III safety and effectiveness studies which secured the approval of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines, Gardasil™ and Cervarix™. Dr. Harper also authored many of the published, scholarly papers about the vaccines. She is now the latest in a long string of experts who are pressing the red alert button on the devastating consequences and irrelevancy of these vaccines. Dr. Harper made her surprising confession at the 4th International Converence on Vaccination which took place in Reston, Virginia. Her speech, which was originally intended to promote the benefits of the vaccines, took a 180-degree turn when she chose instead to clean her conscience about the deadly vaccines so she “could sleep at night”.

Dec 13 04:30

Why 12/13/14 could be a day to remember

It won’t happen again this century, but Saturday is 12/13/14 on the Gregorian calendar. For some it’s a minor curiosity, for others it’s their wedding day — or a signal to call their mother.

Dec 13 01:50

DHS: 100 Million Americans Could Lose Power in Major Sun Storm

illions of Americans face catastrophic loss of electrical power during a future magnetic space storm that will disrupt the electric grid and cause cascading infrastructure failures, according to a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) document.

Dec 13 01:11

130M people to be affected: FEMA document concludes ‘space weather’ may knockout large parts of U.S. power grid

DESPITE ALL OF OUR CURRENT TECHNOLOGY, ONE DAY WE MAY BE LEFT IN THE DARK

Dec 12 20:39

A Chinese city is burning money for power instead of coal

A power plant in Luoyang City in central China is burning money as a cleaner alternative to coal. China’s economic growth may be cooling down but the energy sector has plenty of money to burn. A power plant in Luoyang City, in the country’s central Henan province, is using old banknotes rather than coal as fuel for its furnaces and to provide power for the region. According to reports from the official Xinhua news agency, a tonne of blazing banknotes can help contribute 660 kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy and generates far less pollution than the fossil fuel traditionally used

Dec 12 17:15

Feds Creating Robots To Watch Over The Elderly

The federal government is financing the creation of robots that can assist the elderly and make sure they are eating healthily. A nearly $800,000 project from the National Science Foundation (NSF) is pairing the University of Pennsylvania with a robot company to create the machines, which will be able to deliver glasses of water to senior citizens.

Dec 12 16:30

Like Clockwork: Pension plans to be looted nationwide as Congress okays institutional theft of funds

On April 2, 2013, in an article entitled Economics 101: Production, coercion and theft, I wrote about the coming looting of pension plans, stating:

Dec 12 16:02

7 Natural Tips for Getting Over Depression

Depression is a serious medical condition that should be tackled from all angles. However, if you’re looking for some natural solutions, consider utilizing these 7 tips for getting over depression.

Dec 12 15:53

Seattle Is Sinking!

Bertha repair pit might have caused 30 buildings to sink along with viaduct.

Dec 12 12:56

The Hunt

This dog kept his master out of hell. Classic Twilight Zone episode.

Hyder Simpson lives with his wife and his hound-dog Rip in the backwoods. Mrs. Simpson does not like having the dog indoors, but Rip saved Hyder's life once, and Hyder won't be parted from him. Mrs. Simpson has seen some bad omens recently, and warns Hyder not to go raccoon hunting that night. When Rip dives into a pond after a raccoon, Hyder jumps in after him, but only the raccoon comes up out of the water. Next morning, Hyder and Rip wake up next to the pond. When they return home, Hyder finds that neither his wife, the preacher, nor the neighbors can hear him or see him.

Dec 12 08:33

Ebola vaccine trial suspended for checks after joint pains

A clinical trial of an Ebola vaccine has been suspended in all 59 volunteers in Geneva a week early “as a measure of precaution” after four patients complained of joint pains in hands and feet, the University of Geneva hospital said.

“They are all fine and being monitored regularly by the medical team leading the study,” it said on Thursday.

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Dec 12 08:26

Did Deadly Gamma-Ray Burst Cause a Mass Extinction on Earth?

A gamma-ray burst, the most powerful kind of explosion known in the universe, may have triggered a mass extinction on Earth within the past billion years, researchers say. These deadly outbursts could help explain the so-called Fermi paradox, the seeming contradiction between the high chance of alien life and the lack of evidence for it, scientists added.

"This may be an explanation, or at least a partial one, to what is called the Fermi paradox or the 'Big Silence,'" said lead study author Tsvi Piran, a physicist at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. "Why we haven't encountered advanced civilizations so far?

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With all due apologies to Professor Stephen Hawking, I rather doubt any alien civilization that has achieved interstellar travel would find Earth and its inhabitants to be of any interest. It is human vanity alone that creates the image of aliens just itching to cross the vast distances between stars to admire (or invade) us. While Fermi was aware that Einstein's General Relativity established the speed of light as an unbreakable limit, Fermi, like so many Star Trek fans would later do, assumed that someone would find a way around that limit. But science fiction is always presented as people just like us, only with superior technology. Indeed Gene Roddenberry's "elevator pitch" for Star Trek was "Wagon Train to the stars", derived from the successful series "Wagon Train" that showed contemporary people solving contemporary problems but set comfortably remote in the old west so as not to offend anyone. But the historical reality is that each advance in technology changes us; our awareness, our behavior, our perceptions. An alien civilization advanced enough to leap between the stars will have so little in common with us that contact becomes pointless. Do you stop and visit every anthill you pass as you drive to Las Vegas? Of course not; you have far more important things to be doing.

That being said, there is another possible solution to the Fermi paradox aside from the very real issue of gamma ray bursts. And that is or tinkering with the code of life itself. Sooner or later every advanced civilization will achieve the ability to rewrite their genetic programming, and if our own early efforts are any measure, they will make mistakes, possibly ones leading to their own extinction (as could become the case with the Epicyte gene). This is a crisis point that every advanced civilization will encounter as they evolve, and precious few may survive it.

Dec 12 08:20

9 Simple Tips to Prevent Antibiotic Resistance

by Gaye Levy

It seems to me that whenever I travel by air, I come home with a sniffle or two. It is not that I am not careful, because I am. It is just that being squeezed into a minuscule airline seat surrounded by strangers who are breathing, chewing, coughing, and sneezing makes contact unavoidable. Travelers can carry some DIY Anti-Viral Spray with them; but other than donning a mask and gloves, they run the risk of exposure to all kinds of nasties during their flight.

Often, when someone catches a common cold, the first words out of their mouth are “I better call the clinic to get some antibiotics just in case.” My response is: Just in Case of What?...

Dec 12 07:58

Artificial Intelligence (2001) – Transhumanist fairy tale

Artificial Intelligence is the Stanley Kubrick script made into a 2001 film by famed director Steven Spielberg.

Dec 12 07:45

CARGILL PAYS $6.1 MILLION SWEETENER SETTLEMENT

Four lawsuits were brought against Cargill in 2013, claiming the agribusiness behemoth intentionally misled consumers by advertising Truvia as a natural sweetener primarily manufactured from the stevia plant.

Dec 11 14:03

A Letter to the Marine Biologists Who Refuse to Mention Fukushima

I am not a scientist, but one does not need a scientific background to understand the sea star, sea lion, sea urchin, whale and sea life die off in the Pacific. One just needs the courage to address the mutated elephant in the room: Fukushima.

(Posted on FB with public setting.)

Dec 11 13:48

SURPRISE: THE CONGRESSMAN WHO JUST DESTROYED DC’S MARIJUANA PLANS IS BOUGHT OFF BY BIG PHARMA

Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) is comprehensively outed as a Big Pharma shill by attn: Earlier today, we published a story about Rep. Andy Harris from Maryland who just led the charge to overturn the will of Washington D.C. voters by inserting language into Congress’ spending bill that prevents the District from implementing the referendum they passed to legalize recreational marijuana in the 2014 midterm election. That referendum, by the way, passed with 70% of the vote on Election Day.

Dec 11 13:28

Injectable 3D Vaccines With Programmable Particles Anticipated for Future Epidemics

In recent years, vaccines have meshed with the world of nanobot medicine.

That's one thing - now it's possible to produce the effect of nano medicine with larger objects. That is, a non-surgical, injectable and spontaneously assembling structure.

Dec 11 11:30

IOWA TO ALLOW CITIZENS TO USE A SMARTPHONE APP AS THEIR OFFICIAL DRIVERS LICENSE

The app, which will be provided to drivers at no additional cost, will be available sometime in 2015, DOT Director Paul Trombino told Gov. Terry Branstad during a state agency budget hearing Monday.

“We are really moving forward on this,” Trombino said. “The way things are going, we may be the first in the nation.”

Dec 11 11:01

Why flu shots are the greatest medical fraud in history

I’ve long felt a need to communicate the dangers of flu shots to the public so that people can have better information to prevent vaccine injuries and save lives.

Dec 11 09:45

Big Pharma labs routinely delete toxic drugs' failed test results, then ship them to US customers

One of the problems with pharmaceuticals (as opposed to most natural remedies) is the fact that, whenever you swallow a pill or receive an injection, you are forced to place your trust in whoever manufactured the medication.

There is no way to determine beforehand whether or not the dose you are taking is safe and effective -- you can only rely on the assumption that the drug has been manufactured according to rigorous standards and thoroughly tested in regard to its efficacy and purity.

Unfortunately, although those standards and testing procedures exist, many unscrupulous drug manufacturers have been caught deleting or altering test results for batches of pharmaceuticals or their ingredients that should have been rejected, but which instead have found their way onto the shelves of U.S. hospitals and pharmacies.

Dec 11 09:14

Ebola Has Not Gone Away – Only The ‘News’

While you might think that Ebola has gone away – because it’s no longer reported in the mainstream – it is still raging in Western Africa. -- It was widely reported after the Dallas Ebola case that the govt advised their media outlets to hush their Ebola reporting due to concerns of widespread panic among Americans. The media outlets promptly complied and we no longer hear about it.

Dec 11 09:09

SUGAR is a greater enemy to the body than salt: Added sugars in processed foods are more likely to cause high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease

Sugars added to processed foods and fizzy drinks poses a greater threat to the heart than salt, it has been claimed.

Doctors have called for dietary guidelines to focus more on the dangers of sugar, and less on salt.

A new study warns added sugars - rather than than added salt - are likely to have a greater role in raising blood pressure, as well as triggering heart disease and stroke.

In the fight to curb the prevalence of heart disease, the experts warn the dangers, particularly linked to fructose, must be highlighted.

Dec 11 09:01

Superbugs could kill 10 MILLION people a year by 2050 and cost the world economy $100 TRILLION unless urgent action is taken to tackle growing resistance to antibiotics

The report cites an example of E.coli that has now become resistant to the last-resort antibiotics, carbapenems.

It said there are no effective drugs currently available to treat patients with that strain of the disease.

Dec 11 09:00

Garlic and Ginger Inhibit Drug Resistant Bacteria

With the exception of Enterobacter sp. and Klebsiella sp., the researchers found that all of the bacteria tested were inhibited to some degree by the ginger and garlic. The bacteria inhibited the most by Ginger included P. aeruginosa, E. coli and Bacillus sp.

The Garlic extract inhibited P. aeruginosa the greatest, followed by E. coli and Bacillus sp. The Garlic cloves ethanol extract showed similar inhibition zones against Proteus sp., Enterobacter sp. and S. aureus.

The researchers added: "It is interesting to note that even crude extracts of these plants showed good activity against multidrug resistant strains where modern antibiotic therapy has limited effect."

Dec 11 08:55

Curcumin: Spicy Painkiller Finally Delivers on Promise

In praising the curcumin phytosome product he tried, Meriva-SR, Dr. Whitaker talks glowingly about its effect on the back pain that had previously ruined his golf game. He writes, "Imagine, a supplement that has the pain-relieving power of Advil, Motrin, and even stronger drugs--without any of their negative side effects. Better still, you can take comfort in the fact you are also protecting your brain, reducing your risk of cancer, and quelling inflammation and oxidative stress throughout your body. It just doesn't get much better than that."

Dec 11 08:53

Triclosan found to induce liver cancer in scientific study

The evidence continues to mount regarding the harmful health effects of triclosan, an antimicrobial agent found in many consumer care products, including toothpaste. Despite industry claims that the chemical is totally safe, the results of a new study performed by UC Davis scientists beg to differ.

Dec 11 08:49

Drug commonly prescribed for back pain DOESN'T work - and is 'no better than a sugar pill'

People with back pain are being prescribed a drug which does nothing to help their discomfort.

A study has found a drug commonly prescribed to treat lower back pain is actually ineffective.

The drug pregabalin works no better than a placebo to control pain, doctors discovered.

Pregabalin, which is marketed by pharmaceutical company Pfizer under the name Lyrica, is commonly prescribed all over the world to treat chronic lower back pain syndromes such as lumbar spinal stenosis.

Dec 11 08:44

Psychiatry: the modern priest-class

One of the main psychiatric mantras gaining force? “Everyone at some time in their lives will experience a mental disorder.”

But an open secret has been slowly bleeding out into public consciousness for the past ten years.

THERE ARE NO DEFINITIVE LABORATORY TESTS FOR ANY SO-CALLED MENTAL DISORDER.

And along with that:

ALL SO-CALLED MENTAL DISORDERS ARE CONCOCTED, NAMED, LABELED, DESCRIBED, AND CATEGORIZED by a committee of psychiatrists, from menus of human behaviors.

Dec 11 08:39

German Poultry Industry Giant Returns to GMO-Free Production

Wiesenhof’s U-turn comes just 10 months after the German Poultry Association (ZDG) unilaterally declared that it was stopping using GM-free animal feed, following similar moves by other associations in England and Denmark. The reasons provided for the step after over a decade of GMO-free feeding were an alleged shortage of GMO-free soya, the risk of contamination, and the associated legal uncertainty.

Dec 11 07:38

VIDEO: NAVY TESTS LASER WEAPON IN PERSIAN GULF

Navy on Wednesday announced it successfully tested its first laser weapon aboard the USS Ponce in the Persian Gulf. Testing on the laser weapon system, dubbed LaWS by the Navy, took place from September to November aboard the Austin-class amphibious transport dock. Implementation of the weapon was not only historic, a release from the Navy said, but it also proved such a system could be "operated seamlessly with existing ship defense systems." "Laser weapons are powerful, affordable and will play a vital role in the future of naval combat operations," said Rear Adm. Matthew L. Klunder, chief of naval research. "We ran this particular weapon, a prototype, through some extremely tough paces, and it locked on and destroyed the targets we designated with near-instantaneous lethality." During the tests, the LaWS struck targets on a small, speeding boat and shot an unmanned aerial vehicle out of the sky.

Dec 11 07:16

John Michael Greer: Dark Age America - The Sharp Edge of the Shell

Many of my readers will recall Bill Nye the Science Guy, the star of a television program on science in the 1990s and still a vocal and entertaining proponent of science education. In a recent interview, Nye was asked why he doesn’t support the happy-go-lucky attitude toward dumping genetically modified organisms into the environment that’s standard in the United States and a few other countries these days. His answer is that their impact on ecosystems is a significant issue that hasn’t been adequately addressed. Those who know their way around today’s pseudoskeptic scene won’t be surprised by the reaction from one of Discover Magazine’s bloggers: a tar and feathers party, more or less, full of the standard GMO industry talking points and little else.

Nye’s point, as it happens, is as sensible as it is scientific: ecosystems are complex wholes that can be thrown out of balance by relatively subtle shifts, and since human beings depend for their survival and prosperity on the products of natural ecosystems, avoiding unnecessary disruption to those systems is arguably a good idea. This eminently rational sort of thinking, though, is not welcomed in corporate boardrooms just now.

Dec 11 06:48

The Secrets of Sugar - How Deadly Is It?

We put a family of four on a healthy diet to try to beat their sugar habit and track the surprising results. We talk to leading scientists — and their critics. And we ask the food industry why those ingredient labels are far from clear when it comes to how much sugar is really on your plate.

Dec 11 01:47

Cannabis Oil Unveiled

Waking Times

Although I’ve been aware of the recent positive feedback of cannabis oil to various serious diseases, I was still skeptical to consider this as a viable solution for certain health disorders. After all, so many people these days are looking for the perfect miracle pill to solve their health issues!

Dec 11 01:41

10 Facts About Water Fluoridation That You Need to Know

Waking Times

With few exceptions, most other countries do not fluoridate their drinking water,1and for good reason—fluoride is a toxic drug linked with an array of potentially serious health problems.

Dec 10 18:23

African Women Injected With Vaccines Laced with Anti-fertility Hormones

by Christina England

Recently, there has been a flurry of reports in the media claiming that women of childbearing age in Kenya have been vaccinated with tetanus vaccinations containing the anti-fertility hormone hCG, rendering them infertile.

The reports came in after doctors from the Kenyan Catholic Doctors Association found an antigen causing miscarriage in the tetanus vaccinations that were administered to 2.3 million girls and women by the World Health Organization and UNICEF...

Dec 10 17:24

How to prevent robot world domination: Project is launched to ensure AI can follow rules and make ethical decisions

Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk are among the eminent scientists who fear that intelligent robots could be mankind’s downfall.

And just days after Professor Hawking warned that 'artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race,' a team of British researchers are embarking on a collaborative project to ensure that the autonomous robots we build in the future will make decisions that are ethical and can follow rules.

Robots that can think and act without human intervention are fast moving from fiction to reality.

Dec 10 17:01

Is wearing make-up harmful during pregnancy? Exposure to beauty chemicals is linked with lower IQ in children, study claims

The scientists assessed the pthalate exposure of 328 New York City women and their children, all of whom were from low-income communities.

Break down chemicals from the compounds left after they had been processed in the body were measured in urine samples during the last three months of pregnancy.

Children of mothers whose exposure to DnBP and DiBP was in the top 25 per cent had IQ scores 6.6 and 7.6 points lower, respectively, than those of mothers exposed to the lowest concentrations.

Associations were also seen for specific aspects of IQ, such as perceptual reasoning, working memory and processing speed.

Dec 10 14:56

Rosetta latest: water brought to Earth by asteroids, not comets

The most recent observations of a comet’s water ice had led scientists to conclude that it closely resembled the water on Earth. The ratio of hydrogen atoms and a heavy isotope of hydrogen called deuterium in the water of comets appeared to match that of Earth. This suggested the water on Earth was carried to our barren rocky planet by comets about 800 million years after it formed during a period called the “late heavy bombardment”. But data just analysed from Rosetta suggests that the deuterium-to-hydrogen ratio in 67-P’s water is about twice that of Earth’s and matches earlier measurements of other comets like Halley.

Dec 10 13:40

MONSANTO NABS CHICAGO BIG-DATA STARTUP 640 LABS

One of Chicago's more interesting big-data startups, 640 Labs, has been acquired by agriculture giant Monsanto. The company was bought by San Francisco-based Climate Corp., a fast-growing technology unit of Monsanto. Founded by two former Motorola engineers, 640 Labs uses GPS, wireless and mobile technologies to give farmers detailed data on their crops and equipment to improve operations.

Dec 10 13:28

VETERAN FALSELY CONVICTED BY LYING JUDGE

A mineral is not a drug; and, since David kept the minerals in their pure form, the FDA and “Big Pharma” could not stop him from selling them. But it was within their power to falsely accuse him of mislabeling his products – a felony. Whether he mislabeled or not wasn’t their real motivation. He became a force they could not control. David, like many veterans today, has been persecuted by his own government – a government that he, like other veterans supported unconditionally when they were in the service. (So what happened to reciprocal support for veterans today?)

Dec 10 13:11

PTSD and Pot: The Fight to Get Veterans Some Weed

American soldiers and veterans diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder are often given a duffle bag of drugs, from antidepressants like Zoloft and Paxil to any number of highly addictive opioids. Doctors who work with these soldiers in Veterans Affairs clinics are encouraged to prescribe such medications, and any thought of prescribing alternative medicine that has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration is generally forbidden.

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Dec 10 09:12

Valium (benzodiazapines) found more addictive than heroin.

Valium (in the class of drug known as benzodiazapines), widely prescribed and considered amongst the safest drugs, is now known to be more addictive than heroin, with crippling side effects lasting days, months, or years after withdrawal. Class action lawsuit on way in the UK.

Dec 10 09:03

Good News for Organic Farming -- Berkeley Study Says Productivity Higher Than Previously Thought

by Brian Berletic

Organic farming is of course environmentally and socially sound, but many critics have argued it simply cannot compete with industrial farming which uses chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and even genetically modified crops. However, a new study conducted by UC Berkeley challenges that notion, proving the gap between organic and industrial cultivation is not only smaller than previously thought, but most likely can be closed or exceeded with proper research and development...

Dec 10 08:55

Whooping cough outbreak at Massachusetts high school affected only vaccinated students

Unvaccinated children are supposedly the cause, according to state health officials, of a recent whooping cough outbreak that occurred in the posh Cape Cod area of Massachusetts. But as reported by CBS Boston, all of the children affected by the outbreak were already vaccinated, proving once again that vaccines don’t really work.

Dec 10 08:21

A Case Of Mistaken Identity Sends Healthy Boy To An Ebola Ward

As part of Sierra Leone's broader effort to contain the deadly Ebola virus, the country opened a new ambulance dispatch center in September in the capital, Freetown. Along with a new Ebola hotline, the center is considered an important step forward in the war on Ebola.

But on the center's second day of operation, a series of errors put the life of an apparently healthy 14-year-old boy at risk.

Dec 10 08:04

Foundation of medical reality explodes

Jon Rappoport
Activist Post

Here’s a medical study I haven’t cited before: “A new, evidence-based estimate of patient harms associated with hospital care,” by JT James (J Patient Saf, Sept. 9, 2013).

The key quote:

“…the true number of premature deaths [in US hospitals] associated with preventable harm to patients was estimated at more than 400,000 per year.”

Putting it bluntly, the US medical system kills 400,000 hospital patients every year...

Dec 10 08:01

Why flu shots are the greatest medical fraud in history

As one of the very few independent voices willing to stand up against the scientific dogma of our modern medical regime, I've long felt a need to communicate the dangers of flu shots to the public so that people can have better information to prevent vaccine injuries and save lives.

This doesn't mean I'm opposed to the theory of vaccination, by the way. In fact, I'm the author of A Blueprint for Safer Vaccines, an audio guide to saving lives and preventing vaccine injuries and deaths.

Dec 10 07:49

Glyphosate disrupting root systems, destroying soil nutrients and eliminating earthworms

(NaturalNews) More than 100 million pounds of the weedkiller glyphosate is applied annually to crops in the U.S., contributing to cancers such as non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and liver, pancreas and thyroid cancer, among other health complications. One of the main ingredients in Monsanto's Roundup herbicide, glyphosate, not only is a threat to human health but is aggressively altering our environment in ways that could have long-term consequences.

Dec 10 07:37

TRADE AGREEMENT BRINGS FRANKENFOODS TO EUROPE; BIOTECH LOBBY BACKS PROPOSAL TO ALLOW STATES TO BLOCK GMO CROPS WITH SPECIAL PERMITS

Under the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), genetically modified foods could flood Europe where harsh opposition to America’s “dirty” food is prevalent. As the Washington Post reports, the TTIP is a globalization “milestone” that will bring in an additional 800 million consumers to multinational corporations. Jean Cabaret, an organic farmer in France, told the Post that “In France, food is about pleasure, about taste. But in the United States, they put anything in their mouths. No, this must be stopped.”

Dec 10 05:09

U.S. Dept. of Health offers legal immunity to Ebola vaccine makers

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday offered liability protections to drugmakers rushing to develop Ebola vaccines and urged other countries to follow suit. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell made the announcement as part of the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act in a move aimed at encouraging the development and availability of experimental Ebola vaccines.

Dec 09 19:05

PTSD and Pot: The Fight to Get Veterans Some Weed

The push moved to Congress on November 21st, when Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-California) introduced the Veterans Equal Access Act, a bill that aims to allow VA doctors to recommend medical marijuana to certain patients.

Obama could facilitate this by ending the drug war TODAY with the stroke of his pen (or robo-pen), but . . . you know . . . .

Dec 09 16:36

Seattle Viaduct Soil Settlement Sinks 30 Pioneer Square Businesses

Tunnel trouble is mounting on the Viaduct replacement project now that 30 businesses appear to be sinking in Pioneer Square.

Dec 09 16:23

Are three MILLION abandoned wells pumping methane into the atmosphere? Leakage could be contributing to climate change, study claims

Princeton University researchers have uncovered a previously unknown, and possibly substantial, source of the greenhouse gas methane to the Earth's atmosphere.

After testing a sample of abandoned oil and natural gas wells in northwestern Pennsylvania, the researchers found that many of the old wells leaked substantial quantities of methane.

Because there are so many abandoned wells nationwide - about three million - the researchers believe the overall contribution of leaking wells could be significant.

Dec 09 16:18

Phew! Mountain sized asteroid heading for Earth spotted by Russian scientists poses no threat, Nasa says (for 150 years, at least)

A mountain-sized asteroid which passes Earth every three years has been discovered by a Russian scientist.

Vladimir Lipunov, a professor at Moscow State University, said the space rock, named '2014 UR116', poses no immediate threat - although warned it could 'theoretically' hit Earth..

However, he said it highlights the damage an asteroid could cause - in this case an explosion 1,000 times greater than the surprise 2013 impact of a bus-sized meteor in Russia.

Prof Lipunov said it is difficult to calculate the orbit of big rocks like '2014 UR116' because their trajectories are constantly being changed by the gravitational pull of other planets

'We need to permanently track this asteroid, because even a small mistake in calculations could have serious consequences,' he said.

Dec 09 15:31

Trade Agreement Brings Frankenfoods to Europe

Under the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), genetically modified foods could flood Europe where harsh opposition to America’s “dirty” food is prevalent.

Dec 09 14:23

Massive Federal Land Grab Hidden In This Year's NDAA

Eric Blair
Activist Post

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) seems to be the catalyst each year for passing tyrannical laws that couldn't stand on their own without its cover of "defense."

Previous NDAAs gave us an open declaration of war on US citizens, indefinite detention without due process, and funding for the domestic spy grid and police militarization.

Buried deep in this year's 1600-page NDAA (likely that not one lawmaker even read) is a massive federal land grab for special interests...

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