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Jul 16 09:42

Ebola crisis spreads to Goma after victim slipped through three checkpoints unnoticed

EBOLA’s first victim in Congo’s largest city managed to slip through three virus checkpoints, health chiefs have admitted, sparking fears the virus could spread further afield.

Officials confirmed the disease had now reached Goma, a lakeside city of roughly one million people, which lies on the border with Rwanda. Goma is more than 220 miles south of where Ebola was first detected a year ago and is the largest city to be affected by the outbreak. So far Congo has seen more than 2,500 people infected by the disease and nearly 1,700 killed.

Jul 16 09:31

Big Pharma’s stock values PLUMMET after President Trump announces executive order on drug prices

On July 5, the day after Independence Day, President Trump announced that in lieu of any formidable action by Congress, his administration is planning to issue an executive order that will force drug companies to sell their drugs here in the United States for the same amount that they do in the lowest paying foreign nations.

In other words, American patients will pay no more than what patients do in countries where drug prices are sold for the cheapest price. This will ensure that Big Pharma doesn’t get away with price-gouging First World countries for life-saving medications when those same medications are being sold for far less in the Third World.

Jul 16 06:36

Congress investigating possible secret ‘bioweaponization’ of insects by the Pentagon

The US Congress has backed an amendment to the 2020 US Defense budget which could force an investigation into allegations that the pentagon had weaponized insects, including ticks, in a secret program.

Rep. Christopher Smith (R-New Jersey), co-chair of the House Lyme Disease Caucus, asked a series of hard-hitting questions about the alleged ‘bioweaponization’ program and its potential side-effects, including the possible spread of a bacterial infection.

“Americans have a right to know whether any of this is true,” Smith said in a news release. “And have these experiments caused Lyme disease and other tick-borne disease to mutate and to spread? Who ordered it? Were any ticks released by design?”

Jul 15 18:43

Hawaiian Punch: Football Field Sized Drone Will Beam 5G Down at Hawaiian Islands — Urgent Action Needed

Thanks to Debra Greene, PhD for sending this alert out to her email list:

It sounds like something out of a sci-fi horror movie.

5G transmitting from a football field sized drone flying around the Hawaiian islands beaming toxic 5G wireless radiation into the ocean, into marine life, into valleys, into homes, into our bodies, into off-grid hard to reach areas of our varied terrain...

Jul 15 16:16

California Committee Approves Measure to Create Banking Alternative for Cannabis Industry, Bypass Federal Reserve

By Michael Maharrey

Last week, a second California Assembly committee unanimously passed a bill that would establish limited state-chartered banks to serve the cannabis industry. Final passage of this legislation would remove a major federal roadblock in front of the developing industry in the state and further nullify federal prohibition in practice.

Sen. Bob Hertzberg, (D-Van Nuys), along with a bipartisan coalition of eight cosponsors, filed Senate Bill 51 (SB51) on Dec. 4. The legislation would create a self-contained banking system for the cannabis industry in California...

Jul 15 15:55

Petting Dogs or Cats For 10 Minutes Significantly Reduces Stress, New Study Finds

College is stressful. Students have classes, papers, and exams. But they also often have work, bills to pay, and so many other pressures common in modern life. Many universities have instituted “Pet Your Stress Away” programs, where students can come in and interact with cats and/or dogs to help alleviate some of the strain.

Scientists at Washington State University have recently demonstrated that, in addition to improving students’ moods, these programs can actually get “under the skin” and have stress-relieving physiological benefits...

Jul 15 15:53

“Technical Incident” Puts Europe’s GPS System Fully Offline For Days

By RT

A major technical error has caused Europe’s satellite navigation system to be fully offline since Friday, with most satellites powering the Galileo system broken, the EU’s space agency has said.

Europe’s Galileo system was built to replace the US’ GPS system but, since the outage, users are automatically being switched back to the US positioning system. The Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GNSS) said in a statement on Sunday that “a technical incident related to its ground infrastructure” had caused the problem...

Jul 15 15:43

Sound Body, Sound Mind: Healthy Lifestyle May Counteract Genetic Risk Of Dementia

By John Anderer

Dementia is a blanket medical term generally used to describe any condition that causes a decline in mental cognition and memory loss. Unfortunately, dementia is often passed on genetically, meaning many people are predisposed to developing symptoms later on in life. Now, a new study out of the University of Exeter finds that living a healthy lifestyle may be able to offset the genetic risk of developing dementia by up to 32%...

Jul 15 15:22

Army Corps Admits to Dumping Toxic Water Into Florida Estuaries Without Telling Public

By John Vibes

Last week, during a meeting of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, an Army Corps of Engineers official admitted that the agency has been dumping toxic water from Lake Okeechobee into local estuaries without any warning to the public.

For years, this has been an open secret...

Jul 15 10:52

When Ancient DNA Gets Politicized

The logic here for those who had read the study was confusing. The new research had nothing to say about the genetic history of Jews or Palestinians or the connection those modern populations have to the land. (Though the word "Palestinian" comes from "Philistine," Palestinians are not thought of as the descendants of Philistines; it appears that Netanyahu was using this unrelated point to launch into his argument.)

“To me it seemed like it just provided another opportunity—even if it's just tangential—to take a swipe at Palestinians,” says Michael Press, an independent scholar who studies the presentation of archaeology in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. “It's hard to blame the authors much here since Netanyahu's use of the study really was a non-sequitur.” (The authors of the study did not wish to comment but are preparing a formal response.)

Jul 15 10:38

Barry Impacts: Sewer Systems Overflow in Alabama; More Flooding in Mississippi and Louisiana

The storm that was once Hurricane Barry continued to add to the woes of an already waterlogged Mississippi and Louisiana on Monday while in Alabama the storm's rains overwhelmed sewer systems.

More than 250,000 gallons of sewage spilled from systems along Alabama's coasts. The Baldwin County Health Department said about 125,000 gallons spilled into D'Olive Creek in Daphne, Alabama. As much as 75,000 gallons of sewage was spilled into a ditch in Fairhope, while 8,000 gallons was discharged into Hollinger Creek in Bay Minette, according to the health department.

Across Mobile Bay, more than 80,000 of untreated sewage spilled into three creeks in Mobile, according to the Mobile Area Water & Sewer System.

Jul 15 10:18

Chevron Has Spilled 800,000 Gallons of Crude Oil and Water Into a California Canyon Since May

By Olivia Rosane, EcoWatch

California officials ordered Chevron Friday “to take all measures” to stop a release that has spilled around 800,000 gallons of water and crude oil into a dry creek bed in Kern County, KQED reported.

The order, issued by the new acting head of the state’s Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) Jason Marshall, also said the fossil fuel company had not done enough to stop the spills that had begun May 10...

Jul 15 10:05

Storm Barry Washing Away U.S Agricultural Output

Jul 15 09:59

Scott Adams: Trump’s “Go Back” Tweet, Possible Iran Nuclear Deal

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1150767073477328898

CNN Fake News OMITS the “then come back” part of the tweet
Same fake news strategy they use to push Fine People HOAX
Same fake news strategy they use to push ICE raids HOAX
President Trump’s tweet was just New Yorker trash talk
President Trump has positioned Democrats to tear themselves apart
The LEAST popular among them are in the spotlight
Will Democrats support Pelosi or the squad?
Lindsey Graham and General Keene on Iran nuclear situation (WSJ)
Energy production for Iran WITHOUT nuclear weapon fears?

Jul 15 09:27

‘We don’t know how well antidepressants work’: Danish study blows lid off flawed medical research

Researchers from the Nordic Cochrane Centre have expressed alarm at research into the effectiveness of antidepressant medication, citing such degrees of widespread bias and systematic distortion that we can't be certain they work.

“We are not saying (anti-depression medication) doesn’t work. But the studies that have been done are often of poor quality and it’s therefore difficult to say anything about the effect of antidepressants,” said Asger Sand Paludan-Müller, a PhD student and one of the co-authors of the analysis, as cited by Videnskab.

Jul 15 01:02

Brighteon 2.0 is now LIVE and ready to host your free speech videos that are banned by the techno-fascists

Saturday, July 13, 2019 by: Mike Adams

(Natural News) After months of R&D effort that required a complete re-work of our back-end infrastructure, Brighteon 2.0 is now live and functioning on our new platform.

Later this year, Brighteon will feature Twitter-like functionality, where content channel owners can post text messages to their followers or subscribers. Brighteon does not shadowban anyone. If you are a content channel owner, your messages and videos will reach 100% of your subscribers, every time, without exception. (You won’t get Zucked by Brighteon.)

Brighteon welcomes vaccine videos. In fact, Brighteon has rapidly become the go-to destination for vaccine truth videos that have been banned everywhere else. That’s why more people are leaving YouTube and coming to independent websites like Brighteon, where the truth can still be seen and shared.

Jul 14 19:04

The Number Of Global Earthquakes Is 3 Times Above Normal – 6.1, 6.6, 7.3 + Dozens More Hit The Ring Of Fire Over The Last 48 Hours

By Michael Snyder

Within the last 48 hours we have seen large earthquakes going off like firecrackers all along the Ring of Fire. As you will see, a magnitude 6.1 quake just hit Japan, a magnitude 6.6 quake just hit Australia and a magnitude 7.3 earthquake just hit Indonesia. And of course all of this comes just about a week after southern California was hit by the two largest earthquakes that it has experienced in more than two decades. So is all of this shaking unusual?

Just a few moments ago, I pulled up the most recent data from Earthquake Track, and what I discovered is more than just a little bit alarming...

Jul 14 10:57

The Camera That Went To The Moon And Changed How We See It

In the summer of 1962, Walter Schirra — who would soon become America's third man to orbit the Earth — walked into a Houston photo supply shop looking for a camera he could take into space.

He came out with a Hasselblad 500C, a high-end Swedish import that had been recommended to him by photographers from Life and National Geographic.

Jul 14 09:56

Robert F. Kennedy Jr Sues Beech-Nut Nutrition Company For Claiming Their Baby Food Is 100% Natural

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Chairman and Chief Legal Counsel for Children’s Health Defense (CHD) announced a lawsuit today against Beech-Nut Nutrition Company. The complaint, filed in Washington, DC, asserts that Beech-Nut’s material misrepresentations and omissions violate the District of Columbia Consumer Protection Procedures Act.

Tests conducted by independent laboratories using liquid chromatography mass spectrometry have revealed that the varieties of Beech-Nut Naturals products purchased by CHD contain residues of multiple synthetic pesticides...

Jul 14 09:46

Study: Regular Aerobic Exercise Can Slash Heart Attack Risk In Half, Even In Healthy People

By Ben Renner

Cardio exercises, such as running, cycling, or jogging for long distances can be very challenging, especially when one doesn’t get off the couch on a regular basis. It’s well known that regular cardio exercise benefits those at risk of developing heart issues, but a new study out of Norway finds that neglecting aerobic exercises can still greatly increase one’s risk of a heart attack in the future — even if an individual generally appears to be in good physical health...

Jul 13 12:04

"MASSIVE LOSS OF LIFE": 3,500 DEATHS AS SIMULTANEOUS EBOLA & MEASLES OUTBREAKS HIT CONGO

World Health Organization (WHO) officials released new staggering numbers this week on the death toll from central Africa's latest deadly Ebola virus outbreak.

Confirmed deaths in the Democratic Republic of Congo have risen to 1,536 since the outbreak began there a little under a year ago. And by July 7, a total of 2,418 what are deemed confirmed and probable cases have been reported, Bloomberg said, citing the WHO's latest report on the outbreak.

Jul 13 12:03

EXCLUSIVE: Google to block all anti-cancer, “anti-vax” and anti-GMO websites at the browser level as tech giant goes all-in with pharma drug cartels

By late 2020, Google’s Chrome browser will automatically block all so-called anti-cancer, “anti-vax” and anti-GMO websites as part of Google’s collapse into a Monsanto/Pharma criminal cartel. Users who want to visit websites that expose the scientifically-validated risks and potential harm of vaccines, chemotherapy, glyphosate or GMOs will have to switch to alternative browsers and search engines, since the Google.com search engine is already in the process of eliminating all such websites from its search results.

Within a year or so, the Google Chrome browser won’t even allow a user to visit sites like NaturalNews.com without changing the browser’s default settings. The only websites accessible through Chrome will be those which are “approved” to promote mass medication, chemotherapy, pesticides, vaccines, fluoride, 5G cell towers and other poisons that enrich powerful, globalist corporations while dumbing down the population.

Jul 13 11:26

Study: A Daily Dose Of Nuts Could Be Key To Staying Sharp In Old Age

By John Anderer

Nuts have always been viewed as a healthy snack and great source of protein, but new research suggests that a steady, hardy diet of nuts can also sustain mental sharpness and cognition as we age.

Conducted at the University of South Australia, the study found that consuming more than 10 grams of nuts per day led to improved mental functioning and thinking, and better memory and reasoning. The study consisted of 4,822 Chinese adults aged 55 or older...

Jul 13 10:02

New Website Provides Details on a Safe Alternative to Harmful 5G

By B.N. Frank

Doctors, elected officials, environmentalists, meteorologists, security experts, the U.S. Navy, utility companies and others have been issuing very scary warnings about the consequences of widespread 5G deployment. Despite this AND lawsuits AND few subscribers where it’s already been installed AND growing opposition, 5G proponents continue to promote and force installation.

Opponents are now trying to raise awareness about a safer alternative: "SafeG"...

Jul 13 09:30

Sonic Tech to Deter Kids From Parks Plus 1800+ Radiating 5G Small Cells = One Fried Philly

By B.N. Frank

Forbes, Activist Post and many others have been reporting about Philadelphia’s increasing use of symptom-causing technology installed to keep the kids, young adults, thieves, vandals, and other ne’er-do-wells away from 31 locations at night. One council woman even described it as a “sonic weapon” which seems appropriate considering that health experts overseas have been fighting since 2010 to get this technology banned...

Jul 13 08:39

A Quantum Computer -- For A Brief Moment -- Apparently Reversed The Flow Of Time.

You may need to read that headline again.

Text Of Full Scientific Paper, Links to Fully Illustrated PDF, & as a convenience, the Simplified MSM Digestedrsion, at source.

Jul 12 11:41

Touchdown! Incredible Photos Show 2nd Asteroid Landing by Japan's Hayabusa2

The Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2 made a carefully choreographed second touchdown on an asteroid called Ryugu last night (July 10) — and the photos are incredible.

The images beamed back to Earth show the perspective of two different cameras on board the spacecraft: the main navigation camera and a publicly funded camera pointed past the sampling mechanism.

Photos from the first camera show views of Ryugu's surface at touchdown; the second shows the nearby rock before and after the sampling itself.

Jul 12 11:35

‘Jaws Does Exist’: Massive Shark Spotted Off Martha’s Vineyard

We’re gonna need a bigger boat.

Twitter user Gregory Long gave netizens a shock on Wednesday after posting a 28-second video showing a close encounter with a lurking shark that he estimated to be more than 25 feet long and about 5,000 pounds.

Video shows the big fish cooly gliding through the water near Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts.

Jul 12 10:10

New Online Documentary Exposes Risky 5G Technology Being Installed Across the U.S. and Around the World

By B.N. Frank

5G technology is being installed in the U.S. and around the world despite the telecom industry’s inability to provide scientific evidence that it’s safe, and research that has determined that it isn’t. A new online documentary reports the risks associated with this.

Doctors, elected officials, environmentalists, security experts, the U.S. Navy, utility companies and many others have been trying to stop this deployment...

Jul 12 09:23

California Bill to Remove Medical Doctor Exemptions Halted in Assembly Committee – For Now

SB 276 was heard in the Assembly Appropriations Committee today, July 10, 2019.

Due to the exorbitant costs, it was sent to the Suspense File. Typically this is where a bill goes to die.

However, SB 276 could be removed from the Suspense File on August 31st and continue to move during this session.

It would have to pass the Assembly Floor before going back to the Senate for a Concurrence vote on the Assembly amendments and pass the Senate once more before hitting Newsom’s desk for his signature or veto.

Jul 12 07:30

Ticks Spread Plenty More For You To Worry About Beyond Lyme Disease

By Jerome Goddard, Mississippi State University

When it comes to problems caused by ticks, Lyme disease hogs a lot of the limelight. But various tick species carry and transmit a collection of other pathogens, some of which cause serious, even fatal, conditions.

In fact, the number of tick-borne disease cases is on the rise in the United States...

Jul 12 07:03

5G Threatens Weather Forecasting

By Renee Parsons

It comes as no surprise that the American public remains oblivious to a not-so-slight glitch in the 5G Race with China as the US strives to be the first, the best and most technologically advanced country in the world with its guarantee of a Brave New World. But then, many Americans are unaware of the true nature of 5G in the first place. In its haste to win, the telecom industry, its friends in Congress and the Federal bureaucracy are intent on foisting 5G on a largely unsuspecting American public before all the technological kinks have been worked out.

But no worries; it’s just a wee small hurdle that the American public need not fret about; unless of course they are not willing to risk their families, their homes and their lives to the devastation of an unpredictable weather disaster and community crises that might have been avoided if envisioned beforehand...

Jul 12 04:53

Seawalls to protect US against rising oceans could cost $416bn by 2040

Defending against rising seas could cost US communities $416bn in the next 20 years, according to a new report.

Spending on seawalls alone could total almost as much as the initial investment in the interstate highway system, the authors said. And the billions involved will represent just a fraction of adaptation efforts governments in coastal states will have to fund if they do not want to simply retreat.
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“I don’t think anybody’s thought about the magnitude of this one small portion of overall adaptation costs and it’s a huge number,” said Richard Wiles, executive director of the Center for Climate Integrity (CCI), which published the report.

Estimates of how much sea-level rise will cost often focus on impacts by 2100, Wiles said, adding that people will be paying for the climate crisis much earlier.

Jul 11 13:54

Have You Read The “Fine Print” Warnings in the Manuals of Your Wireless Devices Yet?

By B.N. Frank

Environmental Health Trust Highlights Them For You in New E-Book and Website.

All wireless devices (baby monitors, cell phones, ear buds, laptops, wearables, Wi-Fi routers, etc.) emit RadioFrequency (RF) or wireless radiation which research has determined to be biologically harmful. The American Academy of Pediatrics and other health experts have warned that children are more affected by exposure than adults...

Jul 11 13:42

AT&T to Offer WAY Expensive 5G In 7 More U.S. Cities Despite Little Interest and Predicted Lawsuits

By B.N. Frank

5G is being installed all over the U.S. despite the telecom industry’s inability to provide proof that it’s safe and research that says it isn’t.

In some parts of Sacramento, CA, it’s already been installed and few have subscribed to it. Instead many are fighting to have it removed immediately because they are being affected by exposure...

Jul 11 11:33

55 New York families sue the state to stop the repeal of the religious exemptions to vaccines

55 New York State families have filed a lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of the repeal of the religious exemption to vaccination by the New York State Legislature.

The families, represented by attorneys Michael H. Sussman and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., held lawful religious exemptions and request the court temporarily block the repeal and ultimately overturn it.

The plaintiffs are of diverse religious faiths, including Christianity, Judaism and Islam. As a result of the repeal, these families can no longer educate their children in any schools or camps in New York without violating their religious faith. The parents who bring the suit seek to represent thousands of other families likewise affected by the repeal.

Jul 11 10:32

This Berlin Company Is Turning Coffee Grounds Into Recycled Reusable Cups

By Mayukh Saha

We all know how our oceans are choking from plastic. This is a menace which seems to have no end! Single-use plastic is one of the most time-consuming things to get rid of, yet their use doesn’t seem to slow down. So what does a boy from Germany do to save the planet from the devil of the single-use coffee cups?

Kaffeeform is the start-up company of Julian Lechner from Berlin, where they use coffee grounds to make reusable coffee cups...

Jul 11 10:23

Monoculture Farming with Pollinator-Dependent Crops Threatens Food Security, Study Suggests

New research suggests that global trends in farming practices are undermining the pollinators crops depend on and putting agricultural productivity and stability at risk, particularly in some Asian and South American nations

A multinational team of researchers has identified countries where agriculture’s increasing dependence on pollination, coupled with a lack of crop diversity, may threaten food security and economic stability. The study, which was published in the journal Global Change Biology on July 11, 2019, is the first global assessment of the relationship between trends in crop diversity and agricultural dependence on pollinators...

Jul 11 08:54

Russian Orthodox Church Officially Opposes Compulsory Vaccinations of Children

“First and foremost, concern for the welfare of children, including their health, is entrusted by God to their parents. The state and society should respect the priority of parental rights”

“It is well known that, along with the risk of infectious diseases, there is also a risk of serious complications — even death — as a result of prophylactic vaccination. In such a situation, it is the patient himself who should make the choice. In the case of a child, the parents should make the choice . . . . No one has the right to make this choice for them . . .”

Jul 11 08:51

California’s nuclear power plants built in close proximity to the San Andreas fault, setting up catastrophic “Fukushima” event for the West Coast

A Natural News investigation into the geolocation of nuclear power facilities in California reveals that five nuclear facilities were built in close proximity to the San Andreas fault line, with some constructed right in the middle of earthquake zones that have up to a 50% chance of a severe earthquake every 30 years.

One nuclear power plant – the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant which produces 2,160 megawatts — was constructed on the coast, making it extremely vulnerable to the very same kind of ocean water surge that destroyed the Fukushima-Daiichi facility which suffered a 2011 meltdown in Japan.

Jul 11 08:51

White House kills key drug pricing rule to eliminate hidden rebates

The Trump administration pulled one of its key proposals to lower drug prices by eliminating industry rebates in Medicare — a policy its top health official had touted as one of the most significant changes to curb medicine costs for consumers.

The rule is the second major drug pricing effort to collapse this week, revealing the internal conflicts surrounding the question of how to lower prescription drug costs, which President Trump is eager to campaign on as he courts voters for his reelection.

Jul 11 08:47

Why do media and health officials continue to freak out about measles when almost everyone is already vaccinated?

Another new case of measles has been identified, this time in Los Angeles County where typhoid fever, tuberculosis, and even bubonic plague are making a comeback thanks to rampant illegal immigration and homelessness. But rather than take a step back and evaluate the facts, authorities are once again freaking out about some people not being vaccinated, as if that’s somehow the cause of every measles infection.

Even though the vast majority of Americans have already been vaccinated with MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) in accordance with government recommendations, the mainstream media insists upon laying all blame on “anti-vaxxers” – despite the fact that we now know that vaccinated individuals are both catching and spreading measles.

Jul 11 08:25

Japan's Hayabusa2 probe successfully lands on the asteroid Ryugu 185 MILLION miles away from Earth and collects ancient soil samples

Japan's Hayabusa2 probe has successfully landed on the distant asteroid Ryugu and collected samples that could shed light on the evolution of the solar system.

Back in April, the probe fired an 'impactor' at the surface of the space rock, which is 185 million miles (300 million kilometres) from Earth, to make a crater and stir up material that had not previously been exposed to the atmosphere.

The probe is the first to successfully collect underground soil samples from an asteroid and comes ahead of a NASA mission targeting another asteroid.

Jul 11 08:23

AI to Aid China’s Lunar Probe to Collect Samples

China's next lunar probe, Chang'e 5, scheduled to be launched around the end of this year, will adopt artificial intelligence technologies in the soft landing as well as sample collection process, the former program chief has said.

Ouyang Ziyuan, former chief scientist of China's lunar probe project, made the statement during a conference on satellites and space held in Rizhao, East China's Shandong Province from Friday to Sunday.

According to China National Space Administration, the Chang'e-5 mission, which aims to bring back 2 kilograms of samples from the moon surface, will make China the third country to do so after the US and Russia.

Jul 11 08:07

Surge in battery nickel use is more bad news for cobalt price

Battery metals tracker Adamas Intelligence says electric vehicle manufacturers deployed 57% more nickel in passenger EV batteries in May this year compared to 2018.

The Toronto-based research company, which tracks EV registrations and battery chemistries in more than 80 countries says the nickel metal equivalent used in lithium-ion batteries (primarily in the form of nickel sulphate) increased by 69% whereas the amount used in nickel metal hydride (NiMH) batteries (primarily in the form of nickel hydroxide and AB5 nickel-REE alloy) increased 26%.

Jul 11 08:07

Brazil court convicts Vale for damages caused by deadly dam rupture

A Brazilian state judge on Tuesday convicted mining company Vale SA for damages caused by the deadly rupture of a tailings dam in January that killed at least 240 people.

Judge Elton Pupo Nogueira ruled that Vale is responsible for fixing all the damages, although he did not set a monetary value for compensation, the Minas Gerais state court said on its website. It “is still not possible to quantify solely by technical-scientific criteria,” the statement said.

The value “will not be limited to the dead, but also effects on the local and regional environment, in addition to economic activity in the affected regions,” the statement quoted Nogueira as saying.

Jul 11 07:26

A CRISPR COMPANY IS TESTING PIG ORGANS IN MONKEYS TO SEE IF THEY’RE SAFE FOR US

SOURCE: TRUTHTHEORY.COM

By Mayukh Saha / Truth Theory

Geneticist George Church, of Harvard University, in 2017 predicted that within a couple of years, pig organs can be transplanted into humans.

His startup eGenesis has made strides in biotechnology with news spreading of newer innovations. They have started testing pig organs for transplantation in monkeys which, if successful, would heavily relieve the stress on human organ shortages.

The testing is being conducted in the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. They haven’t tried it out on humans yet, but they are hopeful, as mentioned by the transplant surgery Chief, James Markmann.

With respect to testing it on animals, Markmann, who is also one of the advisers to eGenesis, says that this is the best they can do under the present circumstances.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This sounds, potentially, like an amazing breakthrough, if it really works on humans.

But the caveat I would add here is, whenever you are playing with DNA, even as carefully engineered as possible by the best of scientists, you are still playing with the essential building blocks of life, and may well be looking at unintended consequences.

Jul 11 07:24

Undisclosed GMO salmon soon to be offered at restaurants, health-conscious consumers beware

Wild caught salmon is a well-known source of protein, healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and nutrients including selenium, vitamin B12, and potassium. Compared to their farm-raised cousins, salmon caught in the wild are also generally lower in contaminants. But, now, GMO salmon presents a whole new set of concerns for health-conscious consumers.

Obviously, wild caught fish tends to be more expensive – which is why restaurant owners (and grocery stores) find ‘farm-raised’ or GMO salmon to be so attractive. But, do most people fully understand the health impact of this change in our food supply?

Jul 10 18:55

Study Suggests Possible Link Between Sugary Drinks and Cancer

Findings suggest limiting sugary drinks might contribute to a reduction in cancer cases, say researchers

A study published by The BMJ today reports a possible association between higher consumption of sugary drinks and and an increased risk of cancer.

While cautious interpretation is needed, the findings add to a growing body of evidence indicating that limiting sugary drink consumption, together with taxation and marketing restrictions, might contribute to a reduction in cancer cases...

Jul 10 18:02

A polio-like virus spreading in the U.S. is paralyzing children

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) wants doctors to be on the lookout for a strange illness that resembles polio — an illness for which physicians have no vaccine nor any means of prevention.

The illness is called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), and the CDC said it is important that medical professionals know how to quickly recognize symptoms and report all suspected cases to their local health department. The United States experienced its biggest outbreak in 2018, though the CDC has only been tracking the illness since 2014, when the first outbreak of 120 cases occurred. In 2018, there were a recorded 233 patients in 41 states. In 2019, so far there have been 11 confirmed cases in eight states out of 57 patients under investigation.

Jul 10 16:40

New Jersey Expands Medical Marijuana Program Despite Federal Prohibition

By Mike Maharrey

Last week, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill expanding the state’s medical marijuana program despite federal prohibition.

A bipartisan coalition of 17 legislators sponsored Assembly Bill 20 (A20). Titled the "Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis Act," the new law makes a number of changes to current law that will expand access to medical marijuana in New Jersey...

Jul 10 16:07

Nighttime Snacking Promotes Vicious Cycle Of Sleeplessness, Weight Gain, Junk Food Cravings

By Ben Renner

We’ve all been there. That late-night craving for some junk food sets in, even though it’s way too late to be eating. Most of the time all it takes is a little bit of willpower to resist, but giving in to temptation from time to time happens to the best of us. Now, a study out of the University of Arizona has found that those late night snacks may be causing a much more intricate web of health problems than anyone could predict while standing in front of the fridge at 1 in the morning...

Jul 10 14:22

“Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson” — Solar Tech Being Forced on CA Residents. Even Advocates Say It’s NOT Eco-Friendly Or Cost-Effective

By B.N. Frank

I know I’m not the only one who would like to see solar power work so well that we could forever eliminate our need for fossil fuels.  However, it peeves me to no end when technology is promoted as “clean”, “eco-friendly”, and “beneficial to customers” even though it clearly isn’t...

Jul 10 11:32

60% Of Kale Samples Contaminated With Cancer Causing Pesticide – Organic Is Key!

Do you still think organic is not necessary? A recent study published in the journal Environmental Research examined four families who eat conventional diets. Pesticide levels were measured via urine before switching to an organic diet for 6 days. A dramatic drop in pesticide levels was found. Another study conducted by researchers from RMIT University, published in the journal Environmental Research, found that eating an organic diet for just one week significantly reduced pesticide (commonly used in conventional food production) exposure in adults. This study found a dramatic 90 percent drop in pesticide levels. Both studies used urine samples to measure pesticide accumulation. You can access those studies and read more about them here and here.

Jul 10 10:42

What That Giant Asteroid of Gold Would Really Do to the Economy

By David Youngberg

Unlike gold discoveries of the past, there’s no rush to harvest Psyche. NASA wants to send a probe only to study it, prompting several articles to erroneously breathe a sigh of relief. According to one:

"if we carried [Psyche] back to Earth, it would destroy commodity prices and cause the world’s economy – worth $75.5 trillion – to collapse."

No one tries to explain how cheap gold would cause an economic collapse, and for good reason: it wouldn’t...

Jul 10 10:09

Chicago Stops Smart Water Meters After Lead Found in Homes, Despite Spending $480M and Raising Rates

By B.N. Frank

Activist Post has reported about the MANY issues associated with wireless utility Smart Meters including how terribly expensive they are and how the cost is usually passed onto unsuspecting taxpayers. Here's another...

Jul 10 08:56

Anaesthetic devices 'vulnerable to hackers'

A type of anaesthetic machine that has been used in NHS hospitals can be hacked and controlled from afar if left accessible on a hospital computer network, a cyber-security company says.

A successful attacker would be able to change the amount of anaesthetic delivered to a patient, CyberMDX said.

Alarms designed to alert anaesthetists to any danger could also be silenced.

Jul 10 08:43

Vimeo is purging ALL vaccine awareness channels as part of coordinated tech censorship sweep

Not to be outdone by YouTube with its continued efforts to stifle online free speech, the competing video platform Vimeo has now begun to censor channels and pull content that expresses any type of skepticism about the safety and effectiveness of vaccines.

Jul 10 08:43

Silicon Valley Developing Augmented Reality Tech Based on Sci-Fi Film

By Daniel Taylor

As reported by Fast Company, Silicon Valley is developing augmented reality technology based on a 2012 science fiction film called Sight...

Jul 10 08:35

Incredible two-in-one device could fix both energy shortages and dirty water for millions of people in underdeveloped countries

A Solar panel has been invented by scientists that not only produces power but drinking water as well.

The new device uses some of the excess heat to evaporate sea water – and its inventor says he hopes it will help deserts to bloom and bring clean drinking water to millions.

Jul 10 08:21

Predatory “Green Capitalism” Is Monetizing the Air, and It’s Going to Cost You

By Charles Hugh Smith

You want to reduce CO2? Then trigger a global depression that reduces global consumption of everything by 50% and destroys 95% of the phantom wealth owned by the global elites trying to monetize the air.

I recently asked What’s Left to Monetize?, and longtime correspondent Mark G. provided the answer: the air we breathe, via carbon taxes and markets for trading carbon credits, i.e. financializing / monetizing Nature to benefit the few at the expense of the many...

Jul 10 08:16

AT LEAST 2% OF US PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS ARE LIKE FLINT'S – AMERICANS JUST DON'T HEAR ABOUT THEM

SOURCE: THECONVERSATION.COM

More than five years after Flint’s water crisis first hit the news, the city has successfully lowered the lead levels in its water.

The most recently available testing, from the second half of 2018, puts the lead in Flint’s water at 4 parts per billion. That’s well below the level, 15 ppb, that the federal government currently regards as dangerous for public health.

No amount of lead in water is safe, but the lower level in Flint represents a substantial improvement over the 27 ppb reported by the Virginia Tech Water Study at the peak of the crisis in April 2015.

However, even Flint’s highest levels were not atypical for water systems that have problems. Most reports of elevated lead levels cluster in the range between 15 and 20 ppb.

WHERE LEAD PROBLEMS OCCUR
The federal Lead and Copper Rule requires public water utilities to sample home tap water yearly in neighborhoods most likely to face contamination.

Jul 10 08:01

Ex-Chiropractor Fined $100,000 For Posting “Anti-Vaccine” Information on Social Media

By Arjun Walia

“Anti-vaccine” is a term used by the medical establishment and mainstream media to point a finger at and ridicule those who question the safety of vaccines. Any information that’s shared on social media today that simply questions the safety of vaccines and even uses credible sources, like peer-reviewed research and testimony from scientists and doctors, is almost instantaneously censored...

Jul 10 07:47

60% of Kale Samples Contaminated With Cancer Causing Pesticide – Organic Is Key!

By Arjun Walia

Do you still think organic is not necessary? A recent study published in the journal Environmental Research examined four families who eat conventional diets. Pesticide levels were measured via urine before switching to an organic diet for 6 days. A dramatic drop in pesticide levels was found. Another study conducted by researchers from RMIT University found that eating an organic diet for just one week significantly reduced pesticide exposure in adults...

Jul 10 07:33

At Least 2% of US Public Water Systems are Like Flint’s – Americans Just Don’t Hear About Them

By Laura Pangallozzi, Binghamton University, State University of New York

More than five years after Flint’s water crisis first hit the news, the city has successfully lowered the lead levels in its water.

The most recently available testing, from the second half of 2018, puts the lead in Flint’s water at 4 parts per billion. That’s well below the level, 15 ppb, that the federal government currently regards as dangerous for public health...

Jul 09 16:31

Philadelphia Is Using A SONIC WEAPON To Keep Kids Away From Parks! (Not The Onion!)

By Press For Truth

Is it satire, is it science fiction or are city council members and police in Philadelphia completely losing their minds? City officials and police in Philadelphia have been using what they call an “acoustic deterrent” (but it is described by a local councilwoman as a “sonic weapon”) to keep the city’s children and young adults away from certain recreational areas at night. This high-pitched frequency (17.5 to 18.5 kilohertz) can be heard by young people ages 13 to 25 years old and Philadelphia has been deploying this technology since 2014 which is now in 31 locations to “prevent loitering and vandalism.”

In this video Dan Dicks of Press For Truth looks into Philadelphia’s controversial use of sonic weapons on children and points out that this is in direct violation of the Protocol I to the Geneva Conventions of 1977 and therefore needs to be rejected and disabled right away!

Jul 09 16:14

As Measles Crisis Worsens, More Illinoisans Are Claiming Religious Objections To Vaccines

Religious exemptions now account for nearly half of all unvaccinated children in Illinois. That means for every child with a legitimate medical reason not to be vaccinated, there are more than six children with religious exemptions.

Jul 09 14:15

Research Shows Drinking Matcha Tea Reduces Anxiety

Many different countries have a tea culture, and Japanese Matcha tea is growing in popularity around the world. In Japan, Matcha has a long history of being used for various medicinal purposes. It has been suspected to have various beneficial effects to health, but relatively little scientific evidence supported that claim...

Jul 09 10:50

Solar Minimum has Arrived

Every year in February, the students of Mrs. Phillips's 5th grade class in Bishop, California, celebrate Galileo's birthday (Feb. 15th) by repeating one of his discoveries. They prove that the sun spins.

It's simple. Step 1: Look at the sun. Galileo did this using a primitive telescope; Mrs. Phillips's students use the internet. Step 2: Sketch the sunspots. Step 3: Repeat daily. After only a few days, it's obvious that the sunspots are moving and sun is spinning, performing one complete turn every 27 days.

This procedure worked fine in 1610. But in 2006, "we had a problem," says young Jonathan Garcia. "No sunspots," explains his science fair partner Dakota Winkler.

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