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Aug 12 10:32

Scott Adams: Epstein Theories, Bad Media Persuasion, Bad Pattern Recognition

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1160914153445322752?s=20

Massive incompetence is the norm for large organizations
Prisons are large organizations…are they an exception?
WaPo mass shooting list, journalism or partisan politics persuasion?
If you don’t understand the “Bible Code” phenomena…
…you don’t understand the reality you live in
Coincidences and proof are different things
BOTH political parties package coincidences…
…for persuasion of the public
“Top of Mind” concept and brainwashing
President Trump speaks HONESTLY
We see his HONEST opinions in his way of speaking
Interpretation of his honest opinions…NOT necessarily honest
President Trump…TREATS EVERYONE THE SAME
Treat the President with respectful disagreement, no worries
“All” you have to do then, is out-negotiate him
Treat President Trump unfairly or disrespectfully…he hits back

Aug 12 09:41

Is This The Key To Commercial Nuclear Fusion?

While the concept of harnessing nuclear fusion, the process which powers the sun, for use here on Earth has long been the “Holy Grail” of energy science, it has long been too good to be true. Nuclear fusion has the potential to solve some of the world’s greatest crises: it’s several times more powerful than nuclear fission, it can be produced using only hydrogen or lithium, which means that it creates none of the hazardous radioactive waste that makes nuclear fission so infamously problematic, and it produces absolutely zero carbon emissions.

Aug 12 08:43

Official: Iran to Build New Sensing Satellite by Yearend

Head of Iran's Space Research Center Hossein Samimi announced that the country's experts have ended work on the home-made 'Nahid 1' telecommunication satellite, adding that a new sensing satellite named 'Pars 1' will be manufactured by the end of this Iranian year (March 19).

Aug 12 08:04

Why the Prescription Drug Market Doesn’t Work for Patients

By Laura Williams and Dan Sanchez

What does it take to get vital medical care in America? For Laura Matson, a type-1 diabetic, it took upending her whole life. To pay for her insulin treatments, she had to sell her car and furniture, relocate, and even give away her dog Nicky, as the BBC reported. And she is not alone. Many Americans struggle to make ends meet as their health care costs rise.

These rising costs are strange, in a sense. The prices of other consumer goods—nutritious food, digital devices, clothing, etc.—generally fall as technology advances and production becomes more efficient. Why is health care such an exception to this rule?...

Aug 12 07:45

Typhoon "Lekima" hits China, leaving 3 million homes without power, at least 18 dead and 16 missing

Typhoon "Lekima" - the 9th named tropical cyclone of the 2019 Pacific typhoon season, made landfall in Wenling, Zhejiang Province, China at about 01:45 LT on August 9, 2019, with winds of 187 km/h (116 mph). It then turned north toward Shanghai, bringing heavy rain and strong winds.

According to official sources, the cities of Taizhou, Wenzhou and Ningbo were hit especially hard.

Aug 12 07:42

Amazon admits it sold fake supplements

To illustrate just how much those third-party sellers mean to Amazon, statista.com reports that in the second quarter of 2019, those sellers' products represented 54 percent of Amazon's paid units.3

Unfortunately, those third-party sellers, which have taken over Amazon's platform by selling every imaginable type of product and service, all with a click of a button — the very technology Bezos envisioned from the start — are also a breeding ground for fraudsters who pose as brand name sellers, but actually sell knock-off products. Even worse, some of these fakes could cause real harm to consumers, especially when it comes to foods, drugs, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

Aug 11 09:16

Epstein Arkancided or he's the Scarlet Pimpernel. Why is it so Crowded on the Highway to Hell? Dog Poet Transmitting.......

Now we know why that 'conspiracy thinking is a crime' thing was booted up by the FBI. In any case, Epstein DID NOT kill himself. Epstein was/is a narcissistic sociopath. Under NO circumstances do people of this ilk take their own life.

On the matter of corruption, there is zero doubt that those FBI agents and CIA operatives and what have you from wherever, are unaware that a small handful of Stone Age Arabs DID NOT attack the United States on 9/11. It was a joint effort between Israel and rogue elements of US intelligence services, with some assistance by MI6... the Turks and sundry. The complete article by Warrior for Truth; Christopher Bollyn can no longer be found but, here is a little something by someone else.

He was running the world's biggest honey pot scheme for the Mossad. That's your bottom line for the whole escapade. Everything else is just window dressing and obfuscation.

Aug 11 09:11

Jeffrey Epstein Dead? I Seriously Doubt It!

I smell a rat here in terms of this "suicide" and several of my fellow Canadian bloggers have been all over this "suicide" and have posted some interesting material at their own blogs... I do want to start with an interesting report that Greencrow, who of course hails from the wild and untamed region of southern British Columbia, and writes the important blog: "Greencrow As The Crow Flies" at www.greencrowasthecrowflies.blogspot.com.... Here in fact is the link to Greencrow's own assessment of this "Epstein suicide" right here for my own readers to ponder:

THEY USED RANDOM TRAINING PHOTOS FOR THE EPSTEIN DEATH HOAX AND ONE OF THEM IS A PHOTO OF EMT'S TRAINING IN A NYFD GARAGE, WHERE THEY PARK THE FIRE TRUCKS. THEY SPLICED EPSTEIN ONTO THE GURNEY IN PLACE OF WHAT WAS PROBABLY A "RESUSCI ANNE" DOLL THAT WOULD BE USED FOR TRAINING. THE ORIGINATED IN AN NYFD GARAGE, AND NOT THE HOSPITAL, WHERE THE NEW YORK POST CLAIMED HE WAS TAKEN.

Aug 10 13:43

Scott Adams: Word-Thinking Replaces Thinking in America

Human beings are not rational creatures. We are easy to program with what I call “word-thinking” of the type that evolves nationalist, to nationalists who are mostly white, to white nationalists, to white supremacists. There is no logic connecting those things, just similarities in words.

Aug 10 11:48

FCC Decides NO CHANGE to Radiation Limits For 5G Despite Research Supporting Public Outcry Over Risks

By B.N. Frank

The role of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is to regulate the Telecom Industry even though they are not a health or environmental agency.

Current rules, safety limits and guidelines for RF radiation exposure were adopted in 1996 and don’t apply to how most people use or are exposed to RF emitting devices and infrastructure today. They even don’t apply to how current technology and products are manufactured and marketed...

Aug 10 11:48

'Mad' Flat-Earther to Launch Himself 5,000 Feet Up on a Homemade Steam Rocket Sunday

In March 2018, after a few failed attempts, Hughes successfully launched aboard his rocket and survived the trip, landing via parachute. The then-62-year-old Hughes walked away with some soreness and a compressed vertebra, he told Space.com. In the upcoming launch attempt, Hughes will aim for an even greater height: 5,000 feet (1,500 m).

Hughes will lift off aboard a refurbished, improved version of the steam-powered rocket he launched last year. He told Space.com that he's using steam to propel his rocket because it is both inexpensive and relatively simple. "There's no fuel cost; it's water," he said. "Homemade Astronauts," which is set to premiere in 2020, showcases civilians who endeavor to build and launch rockets and equipment for spaceflight.

Aug 10 11:34

Russia invents self-destroying satellite to solve burgeoning ‘space junk’ problem

Russia’s Roscosmos space agency has invented a satellite with the ability to destroy itself at the end of its life, offering a solution to the significant problem of space debris.

The materials used in the satellite means it would “evaporate” when it is no longer useful, preventing it from adding to the increasing volume of defunct man-made objects that are floating around in space.

A patent filed with the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) shows that this would involve constructing the satellite out of materials that sublimate, meaning they transition directly from solid to gas without becoming liquid.

This clever construction would allow the satellites to self-decompose when they get a signal from Earth.

Aug 10 11:29

Low Carbohydrate Diets Improve Blood Sugar Regulation in Type 2 Diabetes

Patients with type 2 diabetes improve their ability to regulate blood sugar levels if they eat food with a reduced carbohydrate content and an increased share of protein and fat. This is shown by a recent study conducted at Bispebjerg Hospital in collaboration with, among other partners, Aarhus University and the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports at the University of Copenhagen. The findings are contrary to the conventional dietary recommendations for type 2 diabetics...

Aug 10 11:09

Scott Adams: Epstein Taking the Big Dirt-Nap, Word-Thinking, Civil Trade War

Comments: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1160189102857187334?s=20

Doesn’t “suicide watch” involve somebody…watching?
Is Trump doing good things for America just to irritate Bill Maher?
Bill Maher continues hoping American economy tanks
Domestic trade war being pushed HARD by the Democrats
A trade war with ourselves, within our country
Will it achieve Bill Maher’s recession wishes and hopes?
Andrew Yang weasel words, “people view him as racist”
Litmus test for Democrat Candidates?
Donny Deutsch says support President Trump, you’re a racist
Is he intentionally attempting to create a race war?
The “Fine People” HOAX is raging again nationally
What’s MISSING from this story and all the coverage?
Michael Moore is credible on the left and questioning GND
Green energy market…is a scam, per Michael Moore?
3 pillars support the Democrat party, and they’re all collapsing

Aug 10 09:46

Trump administration reauthorizes use of "cyanide bombs" to kill wild animals

The Environmental Protection Agency has recently reauthorized the use of controversial chemical traps to kill coyotes, dogs, foxes and other wild animals across the U.S. These "cyanide bombs" are meant to protect livestock although some environmental groups are calling for a nationwide ban and saying they are inhumane.

According to a recent interim decision, EPA officials approved the use of M-44 devices, which trap wildlife with bait before releasing sodium cyanide into their mouths, killing them.

The devices "inhumanely and indiscriminately killing thousands of animals every year," the Center for Biological Diversity said in a statement Wednesday. "They have also injured people."

Aug 10 08:50

Indian Activists Oppose Oil Refinery Project Citing Environmental Concerns, As Protests Flare up

By Vishal M

In March 2019, following large protests from farmers and environmental activists, the Indian government moved a planned $44 billion ‘green’ oil refinery project out of the ecologically sensitive Nanar region in Ratnagiri on the Konkan coast. Recently, calls from pro-refinery supporters to bring the project back to Ratnagiri have stoked fears among activists and farmers that the project will be reinstated in the area, causing damage to the environment and affecting livelihoods...

Aug 10 07:13

Jeffrey Epstein takes his own life in his prison cell

Bullshit!

Millionaire financier and convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein has died in a Manhattan jail, with law enforcement sources saying he killed himself. Epstein was in custody pending trial for child sex trafficking and for conspiracy.

Aug 09 19:23

EPA reauthorizes use of ‘cyanide bombs’ to kill wild animals

The Trump administration has reauthorized the use of controversial traps dubbed “cyanide bombs” to kill coyotes, foxes and other animals across the US.

“Cyanide traps can’t be used safely by anyone, anywhere,” said Collette Adkins, carnivore conservation director at the Center for Biological Diversity.

In 2017, a child was temporarily blinded and three pet dogs killed in two incidents involving the use of M-44s in Idaho and Wyoming, the BBC reported.

Canyon Mansfield’s family successfully sued the US government for $150,000 last year. One of the devices had been placed near their property in Pocatello, Idaho, and his dog triggered the device, The Guardian reported.

Aug 09 18:21

The “Science” That Google Relies On

By Lynne McTaggart

Under the emphatic headline ‘This has to stop,’ my good friend, bestselling author Arielle Ford (The Soulmate Secret), posted an article claiming that Google was burying Alternative Medicine sites to ‘protect people against false claims.’

Among the comments from her readers was someone who wrote in to defend Google’s and Wikipedia’s decisions. As it turned out, he revealed, he was one of Google’s rankers, who determine the placement of information on the search engine’s pages. Naturally, he said, the Mayo Clinic would appear in an earlier page above an alternative medicine site because its practices are based on far more science than alternative medicine is.

This was a fascinating, if brief, insight into the minds of Google’s and Wikipedia’s adjudicators and how they are determining what version of reality the likes of you and me are allowed to see. I have to take issue with this fellow’s definition of the word ‘scientific.’...

Aug 09 17:34

Cell Phones Touching Body Exceed Safety Limits in U.S. and Europe Say Experts — Children More Vulnerable

By B.N. Frank

If there were clear warnings on cell phones to NOT hold or wear cell phones directly next to the body, do you think more people wouldn’t do this? Do you think more people wouldn’t allow their children to do this?

IEEE is one of many organizations that has weighed in on this issue...

Aug 09 17:10

Monsanto Paid Google To Censor Results; Operated Fusion Center To Discredit Journalists And Activists

By Aaron Kesel

Monsanto (Bayer) operated an intelligence-gathering “fusion center,” to discredit journalists and activists, including singer Neil Young, and paid Google to bury results in its search engine, The Guardian, reported.

Activist Post previously reported that Bayer/Monsanto — the formerly merged company of potentially two of the evilest businesses in history — had kept a file of 200 names, including journalists and lawmakers in hopes of influencing their positions on pesticides according to French prosecutors.

Now, The Guardian has an exposé on Monsanto going a step beyond by spying on journalists through use of a Fusion Center type operation and paying Google to hide negative results...

Aug 09 16:05

Clean energy dream fuels a dirty mineral rush

By 2030, there will be 140 million electric cars on Earth, and by 2040 every third vehicle will be powered by green electricity instead of the fossil fuels that have been slowly choking the environment for the past couple centuries. That’s according to assessments by Glencore Plc and BloombergNEF.

Sounds like we’re on the right track and Greta Thunberg’s zero-emission dream could be achieved within her lifetime. Humanity is finally coming to its senses.

Not quite. All those cars will need batteries, and all those batteries will need to be built with a small periodic table of minerals. And all those minerals need to be mined – in some cases strip-mining the rest of the planet’s explored deposits.

Aug 09 11:33

9 Studies You Should Be Aware of Before Trying The Ketogenic Diet

Op-Ed by Joe Martino

The ketogenic diet has popped up as a popular approach to weight loss in the last few years. Is it successful at that? Sure, it is. I’ve experimented with the diet myself years ago when I was looking to lose some belly fat. I was entering into ketosis in a different way than most, as I was not eating any animal products, but it does in fact work.

But like any animal product based diet, what are the consequences of eating so much food that does not truly jive with our human bodies? Not only that, is fast weight loss more important than keeping our mortality rate down?

There are a couple of videos that everyone should see...

Aug 09 11:18

Medical Skin Creams Could be a Lethal Fire Risk When Soaked into Fabric – Here’s What You Need to Know

By Sarah Hall, Anglia Ruskin University and Joanne Morrissey, Anglia Ruskin University

Several deaths from fires have been linked with the use of these skin emollients. A BBC freedom of information request revealed that 37 fire deaths since 2010 have been linked to creams that contain paraffin. But fire reports don’t require such information to be included and not all fire services responded to questions. So the actual number of deaths and injuries may be higher...

Aug 09 11:07

X-37B Military Space Plane's Latest Mystery Mission Hits 700 Days

The U.S. Air Force's X-37B military space plane has now been circling Earth for 700 days, just a few weeks shy of the vehicle's spaceflight-duration record.

The robotic X-37B launched on its fifth and latest mission, known as Orbital Test Vehicle 5 (OTV-5), on Sept. 7, 2017. And the reusable spacecraft, which looks like a miniature version of NASA's space shuttle, has been zipping around our planet ever since.

Exactly what the X-37B is doing up there remains a topic of much speculation;

Aug 09 10:58

Hubble Telescope's Gorgeous New Jupiter Views Could Help Demystify Shrinking Great Red Spot

An amazing new image of Jupiter captured by the Hubble Space Telescope could shed light on the gas giant's mysterious atmospheric dynamics.

One of the most prominent mysteries involves Jupiter's famous Great Red Spot, which has been shrinking since at least the 1800s.

The centuries-old enigma is very complex, said officials with the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, which runs Hubble's science mission: "Attempting to understand the forces driving Jupiter's atmosphere is like trying to predict the pattern cream will make when it is poured into a hot cup of coffee."

Aug 09 10:45

How US regulators embrace toxic pesticides & the corporations that make them

As an increasing number of hazardous chemicals are banned around the world, they remain legal in the US. Why are American regulators so slow to move, and who benefits from their inaction?

Dozens of pesticides, up to 85 in total, approved for widespread agricultural use in the United States have been banned elsewhere in the world. For example, the US allows 11 different pesticides banned in China, and 17 that have been prohibited in Brazil.

The contrast is especially stark in Europe. The recently banned pesticide chlorpyrifos has serious genotoxic and neurological effects, especially in children, the European Food Safety Authority warned in a report published over the weekend. The pesticide, which comes up for re-approval in January, does not comply with EU health regulations because a safe exposure level cannot be established, even at the lowest experimental quantity.

Aug 09 10:31

Trump administration approves use of ‘cyanide bombs’ to kill wild animals

The use of “cyanide bombs” to kill wild animals has been authorised by the Trump administration.

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken the first step to re-authorise the spring-loaded traps, known as M-44s, which are filled with sodium cyanide.

The devices are embedded in the ground and spray the poison when activated by animals attracted to bait, such as coyotes and foxes.

Idaho decided against using the traps after a 14-year-old boy was injured and his dog died when he came across one on land near his home in 2017.

Aug 09 09:35

Monsanto Operated A “Fusion Center” To Monitor And Discredit Journalists And Activists

Monsanto operated a "fusion center" to monitor and discredit journalists and activists, and targeted a reporter who wrote a critical book on the company, documents reveal. The agrochemical corporation also investigated the singer Neil Young and wrote an internal memo on his social media activity and music.

The records reviewed by the Guardian show Monsanto adopted a multi-pronged strategy to target Carey Gillam, a Reuters journalist who investigated the company’s weedkiller and its links to cancer. Monsanto, now owned by the German pharmaceutical corporation Bayer, also monitored a not-for-profit food research organization through its "intelligence fusion center", a term that the FBI and other law enforcement agencies use for operations focused on surveillance and terrorism.

The documents, mostly from 2015 to 2017, were disclosed as part of an ongoing court battle on the health hazards of the company’s Roundup weedkiller.

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That shows that Monsanto knew there was a problem with Glyphosate and actively worked to cover it up.

Aug 09 08:36

When Telecoms Refer to 4G & 5G Small Cell Towers as “Nodes” That Doesn’t Mean They Aren’t Emitting Harmful Radiation

By B.N. Frank

Opposition to small cell installation is increasing worldwide. Maybe that’s why Verizon sometimes refers to them as “nodes”. Stay classy, Verizon...

Aug 09 07:51

Sci-Tech Jupiter just got slammed by something so big we saw it from Earth

An amateur astronomer caught something spectacular with a backyard telescope Wednesday when he recorded a bright flash on the surface of Jupiter. The biggest planet in the solar system routinely delivers stunning pictures, like those snapped by NASA's Juno spacecraft, but the unexpected flash has astronomers excited at the possibility of a meteor impact.

Ethan Chappel pointed his telescope at the gas giant planet at just the right time, capturing the white spot seen on the lower left side of the planet in the above images on Aug. 7.

While it has yet to be confirmed by a second observer, it looks like a large asteroid crashing into the gas giant planet. The flash is brief and quickly fades away, boosting the idea that it was likely caused by an impact.

Aug 08 12:33

Prepping Has Gone Mainstream: Politics, a “Culture of Fear,” or a Return to What’s Been Lost?

By Nicholas West

When the reality show Doomsday Preppers aired its Pilot episode in 2011, the critical reviews were mixed at best. But as soon as the ratings started coming in, it became evident that the show had tapped into concerns harbored by a wide swathe of the public, or at least a deep curiosity about what drives certain people to prepare for the worst.

Over the ensuing 4 seasons, “Doomsday Prepper” became a household term. Whether the show had been viewed or not, the phrase was used as much in confirmation of a certain lifestyle, as it was a pejorative toward those gun-toting “worry warts” who overprepared based on end-times proclamations that never seemed to get the timing of their predictions correct...

Aug 08 11:18

SpaceX Catches Falling Reusable Nose Cone Fairing With Giant Net (Video)

SpaceX first successfully captured a reusable fairing in June. The company currently only has one net-wielding boat capable of catching the rockets, meaning it can only catch one part at a time.

Following a slight delay, SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket had a successful launch on Tuesday evening from Florida, shown in a video by SpaceX founder Elon Musk on Twitter.

Although the first stage was unable to be recovered due to mission requirements, Elon Musk said at least one fairing was captured by a recovery ship.

Since the historic launch of the SES-10 communications satellite 24 months ago, SpaceX has been attempting to make reusing rocket nose cone fairings a standard practice.

Aug 08 11:15

CDC SHUTS DOWN MILITARY LAB STUDYING EBOLA, PLAGUE, ETC. AMID FEARS OF GETTING OUT THROUGH WASTEWATER

In May 2018, storms caused a flood at the Fort Detrick facility, seriously damaging its 10-year-old steam sterilization plant, which provides high-tech wastewater management. The plant was offline for months, and the incident resulted in upgraded biosafety procedures. But as Vander Linden told the Frederick News-Post, the new protocols significantly increased “operational complexity” at the facility. The CDC inspection found that the “new procedures were not being followed consistently,” along with the discovery of “mechanical problems with the chemical-based decontamination system, as well as leaks [inside the lab].

Aug 08 10:38

Earth's Last Magnetic-Pole Flip Took Much Longer Than We Thought

In the new study, the researchers relied on flow sequences of lava that erupted close to or during the last reversal, to measure its duration. Using this method, they estimated that the reversal lasted 22,000 years — much longer than the previous estimates of 1,000 to 10,000 years.

Aug 08 09:42

PHOTO - Flash Alert: Texas News Studio First Ever Human-Monkey Hybrid Grown in Lab in China

Animal Human Hybrids have been created in China.

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That looks a little scary.

Aug 08 09:39

Scott Adams: CNN Totally Owns Tucker Carlson, Fixing Iran and Urban Blight

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1159464543245856768?s=20

CNN’s slight-of-hand, dirty tricks and narrative creation process
Brian Stelter’s contribution to the process
Who wrote and who uploaded the El Paso shooter’s manifesto?
My offer to DEPROGRAM a white supremacist…if one exists
ADL information on gun deaths is NOT what you might think
Danny Trejo’s inspirational comments after helping save a baby
Bill Pulte’s blight cleanup and Pontiac’s soaring real estate prices
Hey Iran…just give us a list, we might want all the same things

Aug 08 09:38

Britain exports more than 50 tonnes of shark fins in two years

More than 50 tonnes of shark fins worth hundreds of thousands of pounds have been exported from Britain over the past two years, a Greenpeace UK investigation has revealed.

Campaigners are calling on the government to ban these exports which are fuelling the global demand for shark fin soup.

The majority of sharks in European and UK waters are being caught by Spanish vessels, according to the report by the organisation’s investigative journalism unit.

Aug 08 09:37

Home Births Are As Safe As Hospital Births: International Study

A large international study led by McMaster University shows that low risk pregnant women who intend to give birth at home have no increased chance of the baby’s perinatal or neonatal death compared to other low risk women who intend to give birth in a hospital.

The results have been published by The Lancet’s EClinicalMedicine journal.

“More women in well-resourced countries are choosing birth at home, but concerns have persisted about their safety,” said Eileen Hutton, professor emeritus of obstetrics and gynecology at McMaster, founding director of the McMaster Midwifery Research Centre and first author of the paper...

Aug 08 09:36

Fluoride May Diminish Kidney and Liver Function in Adolescents, Study Suggests

Fluoride exposure may lead to a reduction in kidney and liver function among adolescents, according to a study published by Mount Sinai researchers in Environment International in August.

The study examined the relationship between fluoride levels in drinking water and blood with kidney and liver health among adolescents participating in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, a group of studies that assess health and nutritional well-being in the United States...

Aug 08 09:34

Revealed: how Monsanto's 'intelligence center' targeted journalists and activists

Monsanto operated a “fusion center” to monitor and discredit journalists and activists, and targeted a reporter who wrote a critical book on the company, documents reveal. The agrochemical corporation also investigated the singer Neil Young and wrote an internal memo on his social media activity and music.

The records reviewed by the Guardian show Monsanto adopted a multi-pronged strategy to target Carey Gillam, a Reuters journalist who investigated the company’s weedkiller and its links to cancer. Monsanto, now owned by the German pharmaceutical corporation Bayer, also monitored a not-for-profit food research organization through its “intelligence fusion center”, a term that the FBI and other law enforcement agencies use for operations focused on surveillance and terrorism.

The documents, mostly from 2015 to 2017, were disclosed as part of an ongoing court battle on the health hazards of the company’s Roundup weedkiller.

Aug 08 09:23

LightSail 2 spacecraft has raised its orbit driven only by SUNLIGHT in landmark achievement for deep space exploration

The Planetary Society announced this week that the LightSail 2 craft has raised its orbit by 3.2 kilometers (1.9 miles) since its solar sail opened up on July 23.

Now, the highest point sits at an altitude of about 729km (452mi).

The achievement is a testament to the idea that an inexpensive solar sail really can be a viable method of propulsion for small craft.

Aug 08 09:21

Commonly used pesticides have turned honey bees' habitats into a toxic world, research shows

According to multiple new studies, a class of pesticides called neonicotinoids may be less benign that previously thought.

In a study published this week in the journal PLOS One by pesticide, toxicity, and biology researchers in the U.S., the scientists highlight the dramatic rise of the chemical pesticide since 2004 and its potential to adversely affect pollinators like bees.

According to them, not only has the incidence of neonicotinoids exploded in the U.S. over the last decade, but the 'toxicity loading' -- a method they use to determine its harmful effects on bees -- is also drastically higher.

Aug 08 08:15

CDC SHUTS DOWN MILITARY LAB STUDYING EBOLA, PLAGUE, ETC. AMID FEARS OF GETTING OUT THROUGH WASTEWATER

SOURCE: NATURALBLAZE.COM

By Daisy Luther

We may not have to wait for a traveler from the Democratic Republic of Congo to visit the United States for an Ebola outbreak. It just might be brought to us by our own military along with the plague and other horrifying germs.

The laboratory at Fort Detrick, the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, has been sent a cease-and-desist order by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention after a second inspection showed sloppy handling of deadly germs and viruses.

The CDC inspected the military research institute in June and inspectors found several areas of concern in standard operating procedures, which are in place to protect workers in biosafety level 3 and 4 laboratories, spokeswoman Caree Vander Linden confirmed in an email Friday.

The CDC sent a cease and desist order in July.

WHAT WAS USAMRIID DOING WRONG?

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One has to wonder, just how long it will take for USAMRID to get back on its collective feet again, and what specific problems the Federal Government saw here.

Aug 07 18:34

Eating More Plant-Based Foods Linked to Better Heart Health

Eating mostly plant-based foods and fewer animal-based foods may be linked to better heart health and a lower risk of dying from a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular disease according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

“While you don’t have to give up foods derived from animals completely, our study does suggest that eating a larger proportion of plant-based foods and a smaller proportion of animal-based foods may help reduce your risk of having a heart attack, stroke or other type of cardiovascular disease,” said lead researcher, Casey M. Rebholz, Ph.D., assistant professor of epidemiology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland...

Aug 07 18:30

Marijuana Legalization Reduces Opioid Deaths

A new Economic Inquiry study finds that marijuana access leads to reductions in opioid-related deaths.

The study examined how the changing legal status of marijuana has impacted mortality in the United States over the past two decades.

Investigators found that legalization and access to recreational marijuana reduced annual opioid mortality in the range of 20% to 35%, with particularly pronounced effects for synthetic opioids...

Aug 07 11:17

You Are A Strange Loop

Aug 07 10:45

Scott Adams: How to Determine Who Is Hallucinating About Politics

Given the subjectivity of reality, the viewers of Movie One won’t be able to read this blog post without being triggered into cognitive dissonance.

Aug 07 10:43

Scott Adams: The Mental Illness Crisis Turning Democrats into FAKE NEWS ZOMBIES

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1159101969501282304?s=20

Democrats are implementing a trade war against America
Financially penalizing Americans for their political beliefs
Isn’t that a trade war…Joaquin Castro?
MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace…“misspoke?
”What’s wrong with Nicolle Wallace?
Reza Aslan wants someone “eradicated”?
CNN FAKE NEWS Chyron: “Trump Inspired Terrorism”
Immigration debate curiosity…
NO Democrat has said HOW MUCH immigration is okay
NO Democrat has even been ASKED the question
Extra people = extra crime
How much additional CRIME is acceptable to you?
If you can’t put a number on it, you aren’t sincere
What impact will your policy have on the country…in 10 years?
Has Presidential candidate Andrew Yang told a direct lie yet?
Is he the ONLY Democrat candidate who has NOT directly lied?

Aug 07 10:36

Father-Son Duo Help Create 51,000 New Beehive Colonies With Amazing Invention — Honey on Tap from the Hive

By John Vibes

After roughly a decade of research, Stuart and Cedar Anderson released an Indiegogo-funded invention called “Flow Hive.” The idea behind their invention was to replicate a real beehive and harvest honey without causing any harm or posing any risk to the bees or their home.

The Indiegogo campaign raised over $2 million dollars in one day, and would go on to be the most successful campaign in the website’s history, raising over $12 million in total...

Aug 07 10:36

Saildrone Completes First Unmanned Circumnavigation of Antarctica

A seven-meter (23-foot) long, wind-powered unmanned surface vehicle called a Saildrone has become the first unmanned system to circumnavigate Antarctica. The vehicle, known as SD 1020, was equipped with a suite of climate-grade sensors and collected data in previously uncharted waters.

Aug 07 10:23

This Amphibious Camper Allows You To Camp On Land And On Water

By Mayukh Saha

Campers have always been available in various shapes and sizes throughout the years. But, get ready to welcome a camper that can be also used on water. The camper, called Sealander, is an amphibious camper that's both a yacht and a caravan at the same time, being completely space-efficient...

Aug 07 07:09

Tardigrades: 'Water bears' stuck on the moon after crash

The moon might now be home to thousands of planet Earth's most indestructible animals.

Tardigrades - often called water bears - are creatures under a millimetre long that can survive being heated to 150C and frozen to almost absolute zero.

They were travelling on an Israeli spacecraft that crash-landed on the moon in April.

And the co-founder of the organisation that put them there thinks they're almost definitely still alive.

The water bears had been dehydrated to place them in suspended animation and then encased in artificial amber.

Aug 06 18:21

Giant parrot discovery: Hercules the Unexpected stalked New Zealand

Scientists have stumbled across the remains of a super-sized giant parrot that stalked New Zealand 20 million years ago - and was half the height of a human.

Analysis of leg bones believed to be 20 million years old have led to the identification of what is believed to be the biggest parrot species- which has been suitably dubbed "Hercules".

Scientists who found large strange bones near an old gold mining town in Otago first thought it could be a duck.

"When you look at giant birds, you think it could be a duck, or a pigeon, or a ratite [flightless birds such as kiwi]," said Dr Trevor Worthy, who has led the analysis of fossil bones at St Bathans for 20 years.

Aug 06 10:54

Diabetic, 27, dies after taking cheaper insulin as he lost private health insurance

Josh Wilkerson was alone, in the sleeping quarters above the northern Virginia dog kennel where he worked, when he suffered a series of strokes that would prove fatal.

He had aged out of his stepfather’s health insurance plan on his 26th birthday and eventually switched to over-the-counter insulin. Like many other diabetics his age, he could not afford the prescription brand he needed.

A few hours after taking another dose of the lower-grade medication that June day in Leesburg, Mr Wilkerson was in the throes of a diabetic coma – his blood sugar level 17 times higher than what is considered normal.

Aug 06 10:18

'MONSTER' SHARK BIGGER THAN A SUBMARINE FILMED BY SCIENTISTS AS IT TRIES TO EAT THEIR GUN

A team of researchers has captured incredible footage of a close encounter with an ancient species of shark known as the bluntnose sixgill.

The team, led by Dean Grubbs, from Florida State University, were conducting dives in a submersible called "Nadir" as part of an expedition organized by OceanX to tag one of the sharks in their deep-sea environment.

During one of the dives, the team were fortunate to come up close and personal with a huge female bluntnose—=one of the largest sharks in the world—which one of the researchers in the video can be heard describing as "definitely bigger than the sub is long."

Aug 06 09:50

Report Sheds Light On The Rockefeller Family’s Covert “Climate Change” Plan

Op-Ed by Arjun Walia

The climate is changing, and it has been changing for a very long time. In fact, the climate has always been changing, and there are a myriad of factors that influence climate change like solar activity and much more. If you’re not educated on climate science, it’s easy to adopt the “doomsday” perspective that’s often dished out by mainstream media. However, when you look at what actual climate scientists are saying, it doesn’t seem like anyone on either side agrees with the media’s “climate hysteria” narrative...

Aug 06 09:49

Meal Timing & Not Fasting Could Be A Key Reason You’re Not Losing Fat

By Arjun Walia

Years ago, if a person withheld from eating for long periods of time in order to lose weight, it would work, but a common response from peers might have been, “Yeah, but you did it the unhealthy way.” Today, many more people are aware that caloric restriction and fasting are actually a great, safe, healthy and effective way to lose weight and shed fat from your body.

In layman’s terms, when you fast, your body runs out of its glycogen (sugar) reserves, and when that happens it switches to fat burning mode...

Aug 06 09:17

Urban Sprawl Creates Food Deserts

Urban sprawl has led to the creation of food deserts in metropolitan areas across the United States, according to a published study by a researcher at The University of Texas at Arlington...

Aug 06 08:15

Defying U.S. Sanctions,China and Others Take OilFrom 12 Iranian Tankers

China and other countries are receiving oil shipments from a larger number of Iranian tankers than was previously known, defying sanctions imposed by the United States to choke off Tehran’s main source of income, an investigation by The New York Times has found.

Aug 05 15:50

NASA's sun-sailing mission is proving a surprising success: Quest to work out how the star works yields 50 percent more data than initially projected

When it comes to collecting data NASA's sun-sailing Parker Probe is on fire.

According to the agency, the Parker Solar Probe, which was sent out on its mission to orbit the Sun last year, just delivered a payload of data 50 percent larger than what scientists expected.

The transmission dropped 22 gigabytes of data from its two first encounters with the Sun says NASA.

Aug 05 15:32

Scientists Announce They Can Manipulate Brain Cells with Smartphone-controlled Implant

By B.N. Frank

It’s bad enough that they have already been testing these on defenseless mice. Have they considered any or all of the risks associated with implanting these in people, including the potential for hacking these implants?...

Aug 05 12:47

Earthquakes, Hurricanes and Other Natural Disasters Obey Same Mathematical Pattern

Tracking the magnitude of several catastrophic natural events and drawing a graphic of how many episodes of each have occurred throughout history yields a result which cannot be ignored. Quite on the contrary, what the graphic reveals is a highly defined curve which luckily shows that the stronger the capacity to devastate, the less frequently the episode occurs...

Aug 05 12:41

Pesticides Deliver a One-Two Punch to Honey Bees

Adjuvants are chemicals that are commonly added to plant protection products, such as pesticides, to help them spread, adhere to targets, disperse appropriately, or prevent drift, among other things.

There was a widespread assumption that these additives would not cause a biological reaction after exposure, but a number of recent studies show that adjuvants can be toxic to ecosystems, and specific to this study, honey bees...

Aug 05 12:40

Thyroid Cancer Three Times Higher Among World Trade Center Responders

The incidence of thyroid cancer among first responders who volunteered or were employed as firefighters, rescue personnel and cleanup workers at Ground Zero in New York on or after September 11, 2001, is three times higher than that in the general population...

Aug 05 12:00

Watch "Scientists In China Have Made Human-Monkey Chimeras"

Scientists In China Have Made Human-Monkey Chimeras

Aug 05 10:50

6.2-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Japan's Fukushima Prefecture - National Meteorological Service

The epicentre of the earthquake was located off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture at a depth of 50 kilometres.

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit north-eastern Japan at around 19:23 local time on Sunday, 4 August, according to the national meteorological service.

Aug 05 10:23

This Impact Crater Was Likely Ground Zero for an Ancient Mega-Tsunami on Mars

Ground zero for the impact that caused a Mars mega-tsunami more than 3 billion years ago may have been found.

The meteor that spawned that ancient flood probably blasted out Lomonosov Crater, a 75-mile-wide (120 kilometers) hole in the ground in the icy plains of the Martian Arctic, a new study reports.

Lomonosov's large size suggests that the impactor itself was big — similar in scale to the 6-mile-wide (10 km) asteroid that hit Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula 66 million years ago, sparking a mass extinction that killed off 75% of Earth's species, including the dinosaurs.

Aug 05 10:23

Scientists Say They Created A Human-Monkey Hybrid In A Lab

Scientists in China claim to have created the world’s first human-monkey hybrid.

The research team is actually from Spain, but they conducted their study in China to avoid regulations against this type of experimentation.

Last week, Japanese scientists made the shocking announcement that they were planning on creating human-rodent hybrid embryos for the purpose of growing organs for transplants.

However, it would seem that other researchers have already made some serious progress in creating human-animal hybrids, going so far as to create a human-monkey. These experiments are also seeking to develop ways of growing human organs for transplant.

Aug 05 10:18

Fears of 'Chernobyl on ice' as Russia prepares floating nuclear plant

“I feel like I’m one of the first cosmonauts going into space,” said Vladimir Irminku, one of the chief engineers of the Akademik Lomonosov, as he stood on the deck of the giant, box-like platform on a chilly summer morning at Kola Bay in the Barents Sea.

Russia is planning to dispatch the vessel, its first floating nuclear power station, on a 4,000-mile journey along the Northern Sea Route, in a milestone for the country’s growing use of nuclear power in its plans for Arctic expansion.

If all goes to plan, the Akademik Lomonosov will be towed to the Arctic port of Pevek this month, where it will use its twin nuclear reactors to provide heat and energy to homes and support mining and drilling operations in Russia’s mineral-rich Chukotka region.

Aug 05 10:13

Iranian Researchers 3-D Print Artificial Bone

Researchers at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in Tehran unveiled on Saturday their recent achievements in producing artificial bones and 3D printing for repairing damaged organs of human body.

Aug 05 09:33

THE SO-CALLED “STANDARD OF CARE”

The so-called “standard of care.”

This kind of gangsterism applies to many diseases, not just Lyme.

If the government wants to hide the source of an illness, they can punish doctors for talking about it.

If Big Pharma wants to kill competition by safer, more effective alternatives, they can arrange for doctors to be punished for even talking about them.

It’s total corruption.

Trying to make a disease – and treatments for it – go away by bureaucratic decree.

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