SCIENCE/HEALTH/CLIMATE/NATURE | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


SCIENCE/HEALTH/CLIMATE/NATURE

May 08 11:51

Arizona seeing surge of hepatitis A cases, health officials say

Arizona is seeing a surge in hepatitis A cases, mostly in the Tucson area but also in metro Phoenix, health officials say.

The outbreak of the viral disease that affects the liver began in November and cases have continued to rise since then despite efforts to step up vaccinations.

The Arizona Republic reports the outbreak could take months to rein in.

May 08 11:29

Mapping the Toxic Fluorinated PFAS Contamination across America: New Data Show 610 Sites in 43 States

The known extent of contamination of American communities with the highly toxic fluorinated compounds known as PFAS continues to grow at an alarming rate, with no end in sight. As of March 2019, at least 610 locations in 43 states are now known to be affected, including drinking water systems serving an estimated 19 million people.

The latest update of an interactive map by EWG and the Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute, at Northeastern University, documents publicly known PFAS pollution in public water systems and military bases, airports, industrial plants and dumps, and firefighter training sites. The map and Northeastern’s PFAS Contamination Site Tracker are the most comprehensive resources available for tracking PFAS pollution in the U.S.

May 08 11:04

Detroit’s LED streetlights going dark after a few years

The city's lighting authority fears tens of thousands of streetlights are in jeopardy of failing just a few years after being installed, threatening to put some of Detroit's neighborhoods back into the dark.

The authority behind the state-of-the-art overhaul of Detroit's streetlight system filed a federal lawsuit Monday against the manufacturer of nearly a third of the city's 65,000 streetlights, saying a fix is expected to cost millions.

The Public Lighting Authority in its complaint against Leotek Electronics USA notes that upward of 20,000 LED lights are "prematurely dimming and burning out" and putting the city's revitalization progress "in jeopardy."

"Indeed, the PLA expects a system-wide failure of Leotek's luminaires in the short-term," the lawsuit reads.

May 08 08:58

Great-Grandmother Arrested at Disney World for Having CBD Oil in Her Purse

By Emma Fiala

For many, a trip to Disney World is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, with some planning their trips years in advance. Sometimes, even a small change in plans—like a delayed flight or a thunderstorm—can result in a big loss when it comes to both money and fun.

For one great-grandmother, her trip to the most magical place on earth turned into a nightmare...

May 08 08:13

Chemicals in Sunscreen Seep Into Your Bloodstream After Just One Day

By Elias Marat

If you’re like most people, you usually don’t step out into the blazing-hot sun unless you’ve slapped on a good amount of spray or lotion to ward off the cancer-causing UV rays that bombard us when we go outside. And for many among us, this isn’t simply a case of slathering on sunscreen when we head to the beach or to an outdoor all-day picnic—no, we need the stuff daily for our day at work, school, or simple outdoor recreation.

But according to new research from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the chemicals in our sunscreen don’t merely sit on top of our skin until we rinse it off. Instead, many of the active ingredients enter our bloodstream at levels far in excess of what was previously believed...

May 07 18:50

Madonna is right about smartphones being bad for children: They have disturbing, long-term effects on their brains

Chief among the effects: Smartphones may actually change children’s brains. The National Institutes of Health is in the midst of a $300 million study that’s following 11,000 children over 10 years. It already has some preliminary results: MRI scans from 4,500 participants show physical changes in the brains of those children that use smartphones for more than 7 hours per day.

Those changes include thinning of the brain’s cortex, which is associated with lower IQ. Children who spend just 2 hours a day on their smartphones also have lower language and thinking skills. Dimitri Christakis, one of the author’s of screen guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics and a lead author for its Virtual Violence policy, told CBS, “We’re sort of in the midst of a natural kind of uncontrolled experiment.”

May 07 18:35

STUDY: Obamacare Patients Less Likely To Receive Medical Appointments

By Drexel University

Among adults with mental health needs, those covered by Medicare or employer-sponsored health insurance have greater access to medical treatment, less out-of-pocket cost and are more likely to receive care than those seeking an appointment through an Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace-sponsored plan, according to findings from researchers at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health.

Their study, published in the May 2019 issue of Health Affairs, provides preliminary results on disparities among those experiencing psychological stress since the ACA became law in 2010...

May 07 18:32

How to Build a Chicken Coop or Greenhouse From Cattle Panels for Under $200

By Jeffrey Green

The chirping coming from inside the cardboard box gave away the surprise. Several weeks ago my youngest son convinced my wife that we needed more animals. Without telling me, the person who does the chores for the critters, four puffy chicks barely bigger than an egg were presented to me like a gift. Apparently, I wasn’t acting as excited as they hoped. My wife assured me “it could be worse, he really wanted a rodent.”

We actually love keeping chickens. It’s been a while since we had fresh eggs from our own hens...

May 07 16:16

Health Freedom Florida

The mission of Health Freedom Florida (HFF) is to protect and expand the rights of every citizen to have the freedom of choice in all their healthcare decisions.

Your Life
Preserve our freedom to access a safe, clean food supply, as well as untainted water and clean air.
Your Health
Provide freedom of choice and access to a variety of healthcare practitioners, information and services.
Your Way
Preserve a practitioner’s right to practice and provide families with the healing, health treatments, and services of their choice.

May 07 15:36

Noah’s Story

Early in April Noah was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. After 2 rounds of chemotherapy, which parents reluctantly agreed to because they were told the courts could force them to comply, along with other proven therapies used to treat cancer, including very specific dietary intervention, IV vitamin therapy, herbal supplementation, and alternative therapies, Noah and his parents celebrated that his cancer was no longer being detected. Due to the laws in the US children 18 and under are required to undergo the full recommended treatment plan of the pediatric oncologist regardless of the progress or desire for alternative opinions or treatments. Yes, children are being forced to continue undergoing toxic treatments even when their bodies are free of any cancer.

May 07 10:45

Ayahuasca: 9 Common Misconceptions About the Ancient Visionary Plant

By Jeanae White

With the growing popularity of ayahuasca, misinformation is unfortunately quite prevalent. Here we have listed 9 of the most common misconceptions regarding the ancient visionary plant...

May 07 10:31

Japan Leads the Way: No Vaccine Mandates and No MMR Vaccine = Healthier Children

In the United States, many legislators and public health officials are busy trying to make vaccines de facto compulsory—either by removing parental/personal choice given by existing vaccine exemptions or by imposing undue quarantines and fines on those who do not comply with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) vaccine edicts. Officials in California are seeking to override medical opinion about fitness for vaccination, while those in New York are mandating the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine for 6-12-month-old infants for whom its safety and effectiveness “have not been established.”

May 07 10:29

Renewables Are Dead

May 07 10:28

Monsanto Argues Roundup Cancer Victim Should Receive Less Money Because of Imminent Death

As expected, Bayer/Monsanto appealed. What’s shocking is the company’s argument for significantly reducing the damage amount further. In its appellate brief,9 the company asks for reversal of the damages awarded based on the fact that Johnson is near death.

May 07 09:05

Florida’s medical police state abducts healthy three-year-old from parents for refusing unnecessary chemotherapy treatments

Young Noah had previously been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida, where his parents reluctantly agreed, after being intimidated and threatened by establishment doctors, to have him undergo chemotherapy treatments. After just two treatments, Noah was declared to be cancer-free, in part due to his parents’ decision to supplement his conventional treatments with dietary, vitamin, and herbal interventions.

According to Noah’s mother, Taylor, because their son received this clean bill of health, she and her husband, Joshua, decided to stop his chemotherapy treatments and continue Noah on a natural treatment regimen for maintenance and prevention purposes. But All Children’s Hospital wasn’t okay with this, to which they responded by calling Child Protective Services on the family – opening up a Pandora’s box of persecution from which the family is still trying to escape.

May 07 09:01

Finally a use for biosludge: Scientists recycle biosolids into construction-ready bricks

In a study published in the journal Buildings, the Australian researchers reported that they successfully added biosolids to fire-clay bricks. They were pitching the idea of mixing biosolids with conventional raw ingredients for construction materials to the brick-making and wastewater treatment industries.

Their experiment showed that a brick with biosolid ingredients needed only half of the energy that was normally expended to create a conventional brick. That means the biosolid bricks were cheaper to manufacture.

Another difference was that a brick made from biosolids was much more inefficient at conducting heat. Since it gave off less thermal energy, a building made from those bricks would retain more heat.

May 06 15:30

Germany proposes $2,790 fine for unvaccinated children amid measles outbreak in US

Germany's health minister is proposing fines for parents of school-age children who haven't been vaccinated for measles amid concern that the highly contagious and potentially deadly disease could make a comeback.

In an interview published Sunday with German weekly Bild am Sonntag, minister Jens Spahn said parents who can't prove their children have been vaccinated for measles should have to pay up to 2,500 euros ($2,790).

The minister also proposed that children without measles vaccinations be banned from going to daycare facilities, to protect others who are too young or medically unable to receive a measles immunization.

May 06 11:27

EPA Proposes Re-approving Glyphosate, Ignoring Cancer Risk

Relying heavily on confidential industry research, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed to re-approve glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup.

EPA’s conclusion that glyphosate poses no risks to humans contradicts a 2015 World Health Organization analysis of the leading independent research that determined glyphosate is a probable carcinogen.

“American consumers have no reason to trust the EPA’s deeply flawed assessment of glyphosate’s safety,” said Nathan Donley, a senior scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity. “As with past EPA studies, the agency has relied heavily on confidential industry research that can’t be reviewed by independent scientists. This is an industry-friendly conclusion that’s simply not based on the best available science.”

May 06 11:07

Oil-Eating Bacteria

Scientists have discovered unique oil-eating bacteria at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. How do these bacteria do what they do, and how relevant is their discovery to helping alleviate contemporary environmental problems, such as cleaning up oil slicks?

May 06 10:13

FLINT GAVE CONTRACT TO FIRM WITH ALLEGEDLY NO PIPE REPLACEMENT EXPERIENCE, DUG UP NON-LEAD PIPES

The company Flint, Michigan, hired to replace lead water pipes had no experience with the work, according to a councilwoman and a contractor, despite that the city has received more than $600 million in state and federal aid for its water crisis.

And the city ignored a model showing where lead pipes are and paid to dig up every yard, the vast majority of which had copper pipes, according to meeting minutes.

May 06 09:13

Flooding From Michigan to The South Sends Mississippi River to 157-Year-High In Davenport, Iowa

May 06 07:30

Trump contradicts Bolton, Pompeo on military option against Venezuela

US President Donald Trump has contradicted his national security team on pushing for a military intervention against Venezuela, saying he and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin share the goal of a peaceful end to the crisis in the Central American nation.

"He is not looking at all to get involved in Venezuela, other than he'd like to see something positive happen for Venezuela, and I feel the same way. We want to get some humanitarian aid. Right now people are starving," Trump told reporters on Friday.

Trump's reference to Russia’s hands-off approach towards Venezuela stands in contrast to insistence by his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that Russia is part of the problem in Caracas. Pompeo claimed earlier last week that President Nicolás Maduro was about to flee Venezuela until Russia persuaded him to stay.

May 06 07:10

More people killed by Netflix show than measles: Will CDC declare public health crisis caused by streaming entertainment?

What’s more dangerous: Contracting measles without having been vaccinated, or watching television shows from the comfort of your own home? Watching television shows, it turns out – and by a long shot.

Experts from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), along with Nationwide Children’s Hospital, recently published a groundbreaking study showing that more children have died as a result of watching a suicide-focused Netflix drama called “13 Reasons Why” than have died while being infected with measles over the past several decades.

May 05 13:48

Tourists from USA, Germany, Holland, Sweden and Switzerland are trapped They are unable to leave hotel in Uglii, Mongolia during Black Death outbreak It has already killed a husband and a pregnant wife with tourists stuck in hotel 

Tourists from USA, Germany, Holland, Sweden and Switzerland are trapped
They are unable to leave hotel in Uglii, Mongolia during Black Death outbreak
It has already killed a husband and a pregnant wife with tourists stuck in hotel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The CDC has had a vaccine for this since 1982.

Plague Vaccine"

For anyone thinking about traveling to this part of the planet, please co-ordinate any vaccination with your health care professional before you go.

Here us what the CDC says about this vaccine:

"Plague vaccine is a vaccine used against Yersinia pestis. Killed bacteria have been used since 1890 but are less effective against pneumonic plague so that recently live vaccines of an attenuated type and recombination protein vaccines have been developed to prevent the disease."

After this outbreak, I sincerely hope that the Mongolians can purchase, and stockpile this, so that if it happens again, their people (and the tourists who come here) can be protected.

I'm not an anti-vaxxer; but with bubonic plague, I wouldn't want to mess around with this disease.

May 05 09:28

Scott Adams: 85% of CNN’s Political Coverage, Deserving Sports

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1125037519018397697

85% of CNN’s POLITICAL coverage…is fake news and hoaxes
Red-pilling statistic challengers with the “fine people” HOAX
Somebody should create a fact check list of CNN lies?
Quillette’s Claire Lehmann tweet about trans athletes
De-escalating fears of Chernobyl type nuclear disasters
Chernobyl, Gen 1 safety systems, primitive 1960s era
Gen 3 nuclear designs are safer by design and time proven
Gen 4 nuclear designs have even safer concepts
430 rockets fired from Gaza into Israel
Israel in response, “mowed the lawn”
Demands to jail AG Barr…because CNN can’t read
Was it an organized coup plot to take out President Trump?
Lots of questions for top people like Brennan and Clapper
How much did Obama know, and when did he know it?
Biden’s election chances are…zero?

May 04 10:06

Ebola outbreak deaths top 1,000 amid worsening security situation

More than 1,000 people have died in two provinces of Congo in the second-worst outbreak of the Ebola virus recorded in modern times.

The Congolese health ministry said Friday that 1,529 people had been infected in the outbreak, which is concentrated in two trading cities in North Kivu Province. Of those, 1,008 people have died, a mortality rate of nearly 66 percent.

In just the last week, 132 new Ebola cases have been confirmed, the health ministry said.

The latest outbreak — the 10th recorded in Congo in modern history — began last summer in the town of Beni, which has a population of about 250,000. It has since migrated south, to the cities of Butembo and Katwa, where hundreds of new cases have been reported in recent months.

May 04 09:50

Unplugged Tesla Model S Spontaneously Ignites While Parked In San Fran Garage

As more Teslas are sold and delivered, increasingly more of them appear to be spontaneously combusting as a result of shoddy production or careless quality control. In the latest incident, a Tesla caught fire in a San Francisco garage last night, prompting an investigation from authorities, according to the local KRON 4 TV station.

The San Francisco Fire Department responded to a reported car fire just after midnight at a home on the 1300 block of 26th Avenue near Irving Street. The crews saw "smoke near the rear right tire of a Tesla Model S" that was not plugged in at the time and put out the fire.

May 04 09:24

Mississippi River Breaks 1993 Flood Record

As severe rain and thunderstorms continue to hammer the Midwest, flooding along the Mississippi River has broken quarter-century record. Water levels at Rock Island, Illinois, reached a new record peak, and other spots along the river could also reach new record highs if the rain doesn't stop.

The water level at Rock Island rose 7.7 feet (2.3 meters) above flood stage as of 8 am local time on Friday, according to the National Weather Service. Rock Island is about 175 miles west of Chicago, and the previous record was set in June 1993, when the upper Mississippi and Missouri Rivers flooded the surrounding area, according to Bloomberg.

May 04 09:23

Sweden: Rise in Rare, Potentially Fatal, Parasite Linked to 2015 Migrant Crisis

Sweden is seeing an increase in the number of cases of Leishmaniasis, a rare parasite that can be fatal in certain serious cases, with researchers claiming a link between the rise of the disease and mass migration.

May 04 09:03

Scott Adams: Facebook Bans, Biden Lie Tally

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1124675148001435649

Anti-Trumper’s are running out of “A” material
Comey’s Dilbert-level complaint about his former boss
NYT labeled me the successful leader of movement to kill HOAX
“Fine People” HOAX is fading away
Social Media companies banning people
Why were they banned?
Social media platforms have become a defacto public utility
Social media is an integral part of life in today’s world
Hate speech…who gets to decide, private companies?
Each company has a bias, that’s normal, expected
President Trump needs to push for a social media censorship solution
“Amnesty day” for social media people that have been banned?
“Social Media Court” to try and legally judge banning people?
Biden lies, how many will be discovered before a lie-count begins?
What would happen if the entire news industry went away?
No safe-guard function of the press?

May 04 07:19

Indonesia Searches For New Capital City As Jakarta Sinks Into The Swamp Beneath It

In the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, an exploding population has dramatically lowered standards of sanitation. Overcrowding has created a near-constant state of traffic gridlock. And - oh yeah - the city's buildings are slowly sinking into the marshlands upon which they were built.

Yet, with its population expected to eclipse Tokyo's over the next ten years, earning it the title of world's largest mega-city, Jakarta is swiftly becoming an inhospitable place for the seat of government of one of the world's largest countries and fastest-growing economies. So the Indonesia government is planning to shift most of its important government functions somewhere else on the archipelago.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dear Indonesian Government; before you lay claim to the "next Jakarta", PLEASE, send some soils engineers to any areas you might want to look at for this move, and get the soil tested for stability, so that you can plan to build permanently, without this happening again.

May 04 07:15

Shocking New Study Finds 137 Million Americans Suffered "Medical Financial Hardship In The Past Year"

Authored by Michael Snyder via The End of The American Dream blog,

The healthcare system in the United States is deeply broken, and it is causing massive financial pain for millions of American families.

And now a brand new study that was conducted by researchers from the American Cancer Society has discovered that 137.1 million Americans suffered “medical financial hardship in the past year”. The following comes directly from the study…

May 03 18:54

Drug company founder convicted of bribing doctors with money, strippers to sell more Fentanyl

Drug company founder convicted of bribing doctors with money, strippers to sell more Fentanyl

May 03 12:30

Pig ‘Ebola’ Virus Sends Shock Waves Through Global Food Chain

What started with a few dozen dead pigs in northeastern China is sending shock waves through the global food chain.

Last August, a farm with fewer than 400 hogs on the outskirts of Shenyang was found to harbor African swine fever, the first ever occurrence of the contagious viral disease in the country with half the world’s pigs. Forty-seven head had died, triggering emergency measures including mass culling and a blockade to stop the transportation of livestock. Within days, a government notice proclaimed the outbreak “effectively controlled.”

It was too late. By then, the disease had literally gone viral, dispersed across hundreds of miles in sickened animals, contaminated food, and in dirt and dust on truck tires and clothing. Nine months later, the contagion has spread nationwide, crossed borders to Mongolia, Vietnam and Cambodia, and bolstered meat markets globally.

May 03 11:20

Yellowstone volcano: Earthquake swarm hits deadly caldera which could be sign of ERUPTION

During the month of April, a total of 63 earthquakes struck around the Wyoming based supervolcano. All of the tremors were relatively small, with the largest registering at 2.6 on the Richter scale, hitting on April 29. But experts have warned that it is not necessarily about the strength of an earthquake around a volcano, but more the quantity of them.

May 03 11:14

100 million people in path of India's strongest cyclone in 20 years

What is expected to be India's strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall in 20 years is barreling toward 100 million people on the country's east coast, prompting officials to begin emergency evacuations.

On Thursday, Tropical Cyclone Fani had strengthened significantly in the Bay of Bengal, with maximum sustained winds of 250 kilometers per hour (155 mph) and gusts of up to 305 kilometers per hour (190 mph), according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center.

Fani, which is about 60 kilometers (38 miles) off the coast of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha states, is equivalent in intensity to a Category 4 hurricane in the Atlantic, or a supertyphoon in the Pacific. (It's 2 mph away from a Category 5 hurricane, the highest on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.)

May 03 10:46

Scott Adams: “Bigger Than Watergate”, Economy, AIDS Success

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1124312906881855488

Pattern recognition test…
Big ratings crash for MSNBC: Hayes, O’Donnell, Maddow
Loss of public trust? Least accurate shows…big losses?
FOX shows, Tucker Carlson and The Five ratings are UP
President Trump, the best Tweeter of all time
Multiple levels of message and tongue in cheek amusing
Easy to imagine a twinkle in his eye as he crafts each Tweet
President Trump tweets that the spying on him, his campaign…
…was worse than Watergate
True, and an appropriate slap at Carl Bernstein
Major AIDS drug trial had fantastic results
Risk to partners of HIV positive people was ZERO
Dan Crenshaw on Paris Accord seems 100% accurate
His proposed solutions downplay nuclear power, why?
Manafort…the “therapy animal” for Democrats?
His crimes had nothing to do with Trump or the campaign

May 03 10:20

TRUMP'S EPA DEFIES SCIENCE, PROPOSES NEW APPROVAL OF GLYPHOSATE

Yesterday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a "proposed interim decision" on glyphosate's registration review, denying the pesticide's widely-accepted carcinogenic threat, while leaving leaving several critical assessments unfinished.

In 2015, the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) found glyphosate to be a probable human carcinogen, a determination supported by the medical science community. The State of California also lists glyphosate as a carcinogen under Prop 65. Juries have decided in favor of two cancer victims who sued Monsanto, a major glyphosate manufacturer, for failing to warn of the cancer risk posed by the company's glyphosate-based herbicides, and awarded them roughly $80 million each. Over 11,000 additional plaintiffs have similar cases pending. Monsanto was recently acquired by the German corporation Bayer.

May 03 10:17

Pepsi to drop cases against Indian farmers accused of infringing potato patent

PepsiCo has vowed to withdraw its lawsuit against Indian potato farmers who the multinational giant accused of infringing its patent. The lawsuit was earlier slammed by advocacy groups.

“After discussions with the government, the company has agreed to withdraw the cases against the farmers,” PepsiCo India spokesman said on Thursday, as cited by Reuters.

The statement added that the firm remains “deeply committed to the thousands of farmers” it works with in India and wants to ensure best farming practices.

May 03 09:56

Bombshell Flashback: Merck FAKED mumps vaccine research, released faulty vaccine that didn’t work, say virologists in False Claims Act filing

With the deceptive “mainstream” media now running measles hysteria 24/7, you might be shocked to learn that the MMR vaccine doesn’t work as claimed. Even Reuters is now reporting that 10% of those infected with the measles were previously vaccinated against the measles.

This stunning admission is found in an April 29 article from Reuters entitled, “U.S. measles outbreak raises questions about immunity in adults.” The article states:

Up to 10 percent of the 695 confirmed measles cases in the current outbreak occurred in people who received one or two doses of the vaccine, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Merck FAKED vaccine efficacy data and committed widespread scientific fraud, say virologists

May 03 09:18

Life-Threatening Risks Prompt FDA to Order “Black Box” Warning Labels for Ambien and Other Sleep Aids

Sleep medications like Ambien have long been controversial and have been linked to bizarre behavior in users.

On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it is requiring manufacturers of Ambien and other sleep medications to add a Boxed Warning – the agency’s most prominent warning – to the prescribing information and the patient Medication Guides for these drugs.

May 03 08:23

To prevent a robot apocalypse, we must study “machine behavior”

Experts have been warning us about potential dangers associated with artificial intelligence for quite some time. But is it too late to do anything about the impending rise of the machines?

May 02 15:52

Vaccination bill dead in Colorado Senate amid concerns from governor

A bill that would have made it more difficult for parents to exempt their children from vaccines — legislation that has consumed the General Assembly during the final days of the session — died Thursday.

Senate Democrats, who hold a narrow majority and cleared their crowded calendar Wednesday afternoon to hold a four-hour hearing on the bill, on Thursday delayed debate on it, effectively killing it.

A lot of factors led to the move, said Sen. Julie Gonzales, D-Denver, one of the sponsors. But Gov. Jared Polis’ objections certainly carried weight.

“I wish that he would have allowed the legislative process to do its work on this policy,” Gonzales said. “But I look forward to working with him during the interm to bring forward a stronger bill.”

May 02 14:21

FOR LOWER-PAID WORKERS, THE ROBOT OVERLORDS HAVE ARRIVED

It's time to stop worrying that robots will take our jobs -- and start worrying that they will decide who gets jobs.

Millions of low-paid workers' lives are increasingly governed by software and algorithms. This was starkly illustrated by a report last week that Amazon.com tracks the productivity of its employees and regularly fires those who underperform, with almost no human intervention.

May 02 11:19

Blue Origin's New Shepard Spacecraft Launches Biggest Mission Yet, Sticks Landing

The reusable rocket-capsule combo aced its 11th test mission today (May 2), an uncrewed jaunt that toted 38 science experiments, a new record for the spacecraft, to suborbital space and back.

"A beautiful, beautiful launch of the booster and capsule today. Incredible," said Blue Origin's Ariane Cornell, director of astronaut and orbital sales, during live commentary. "This has been quite the morning."

New Shepard rose off a pad at Blue Origin's West Texas test site at 9:35 a.m. EDT (1335 GMT; 8:35 a.m. local time). About 10 minutes later, it was all over: the rocket made a vertical touchdown on its designated landing pad, and the capsule settled softly onto the West Texas plains under parachutes, raising a plume of dust as it hit the ground.

May 02 11:05

HPV Vaccine leaves ANOTHER teenager chained to a wheelchair for LIFE

The CDC’s own statistics show that 79 million Americans are currently infected with HPV, yet only about 100 of these will have genital warts at any given time, and only about 11,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in any given year.

While it is not my intention to diminish the suffering of those 11,000 women in any way, it does seem startling that the CDC is recommending that everybody be vaccinated against a disease that only affects around 0.014 percent of all those infected with the virus – especially when hordes of distraught families have spoken out about the devastating effect this vaccine has had on their children.

One of the affected families is the Beattie family from Wigton, England. Zara Beattie, 13, was once a sporty young girl who loved football, netball and cycling. She now virtually never leaves her bed, and is wheelchair-bound when she does leave home, after suffering a reaction to the Gardasil HPV vaccine back in 2015.

May 02 11:03

Measles vaccines kill more children than the measles… and it’s not even close

With all of the hysteria and fear-mongering about measles that’s sweeping mainstream media headlines these days, one might assume that children everywhere are dropping dead from this chickenpox-like infection. But according to official data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), not a single person has died while being infected with measles in more than 15 years.

On the other hand, it’s an undeniable fact that at least 100 people have died as a consequence of receiving the MMR vaccine for measles, mumps, and rubella, which we’ve all been told by government health authorities, is supposed to protect against measles.

May 02 11:00

Why didn’t California’s vaccine mandate stop the measles?

Co-sponsored by Sen. Ben Allen of Redondo Beach, SB 277 was supposed to eliminate all measles outbreaks, or so we were told, like the one that occurred at Disneyland back in 2014, which Pan blamed on children who hadn’t been vaccinated with Merck & Co.’s MMR vaccine for measles, mumps, and rubella.

But if Pan’s claims about unvaccinated children causing measles outbreaks like this are actually true, then why is California right now experiencing what the mainstream media is describing as a “serious” measles outbreak, more than four years after SB 277 became law, that’s reportedly already led to at least two public college campuses having to quarantine their students and faculty?

May 02 11:00

Roundup Sellers Boost Advertising as Lawsuits Mount for Weedkiller

Roundup is getting an advertising boost after thousands of plaintiffs have alleged that the world’s most widely used weedkiller causes cancer.

Bayer AG, the manufacturer of Roundup, and Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., which markets it to home-and-garden retailers in the U.S., have spent millions of dollars this year on expanded marketing for the weedkiller, Scotts executives said.

May 02 10:53

Jawbone reveals ancient human Denisovan ancestor lived 11,000 feet high in oxygen-starved Himalayas - and later interbred with modern humans

Archaeologists have discovered Denisovans, the ancient human ancestor, lived on the oxygen-starved Tibetan Plateau 11,000 feet above sea level 160,000 years ago.

Genes from the species are found in some modern-day people, such as the Sherpas, and allows them to thrive at high altitudes.

It was previously unknown how some natives of Tibet thrive at such altitudes, where oxygen levels can be up to 40 per cent less than at sea level.

May 02 10:29

Measles vaccines kill more children than the measles… and it’s not even close

With all of the hysteria and fear-mongering about measles that’s sweeping mainstream media headlines these days, one might assume that children everywhere are dropping dead from this chickenpox-like infection. But according to official data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), not a single person has died while being infected with measles in more than 15 years.

On the other hand, it’s an undeniable fact that at least 100 people have died as a consequence of receiving the MMR vaccine for measles, mumps, and rubella, which we’ve all been told by government health authorities, is supposed to protect against measles.

As is now obvious to everyone who’s actually paying attention, the MMR vaccine is actually far more dangerous than measles itself, which back in the 1950s and 1960s was joked about in television shows like “The Brady Bunch” for being a harmless rite of passage from childhood into adulthood.

May 02 09:04

Merck 1Q net quadruples as cancer drug, vaccine sales soar

Surging sales of vaccines and the cancer immunotherapy drug Keytruda led to a quadrupling of profit at Merck during the first quarter as it blew past Wall Street expectations.

Sales of Keytruda jumped 55% to $2.27 billion, about one-quarter of total revenue. During the quarter, the injected biologic drug racked up U.S. approvals as an initial treatment for advanced kidney cancer and advanced nonsmall-cell lung cancer and for treating melanoma after surgery.

Keytruda is now approved for nearly 20 cancer types and patient groups here, and recently got approval for treating lung cancer patients in China, a huge market where Merck is ahead of competitors. Merck research head Roger Perlmutter told analysts on a conference call that the company just listed its 1,000th Keytruda patient study —either ongoing or completed — on the U.S. clinical trials registry site.

May 02 08:39

Heavy hailstorm destroys millions worth of crops in Pokhara, Nepal

A severe hailstorm struck Pokhara, Nepal on Monday, April 29, 2019. The rampage lasted for half an hour and damaged the crops, worth millions of rupees, planted by farmers in Pokhara Metropolitan City.

?Besides that, the golf ball-sized hailstones destroyed vehicles windshields during the half-hour downpour in the Lake City.

May 02 08:39

Severe weather across Central US, heavy rain, hail and damaging tornadoes

Severe weather is affecting the Central United States since over the past couple of days, dumping heavy rain and hail, and producing damaging tornadoes. NWS warns severe weather will be possible across a broad area across the South and Central Plains, and lower and Middle Mississippi Valley today, May 1, 2019. Very large hail will be possible for a portion of west-central Texas, otherwise, damaging winds, hail, and heavy rain will be the primary threats. Late season Spring snow continues into Wednesday across the central Rockies and High Plains.

AccuWeather meteorologists warn similar weather is expected to continue into May, the most active month for severe storms across the region.

May 02 08:38

Extremely Severe Tropical Cyclone "Fani" to make landfall in Odisha on May 3, India

Tropical Cyclone "Fani" has strengthened into Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm (ESCS). It is expected to remain at this strength, or possibly as Very Severe Cyclonic Storm, as it makes landfall on Odisha coast around Puri, between Gopalpur and Chandbali sometime between 09:00 and 12:00 UTC on May 3, 2019 (14:30 - 17:30 IST May 3). Fani will bring heavy rain, very strong winds and a huge storm surge.

This storm can have a high humanitarian impact. More than 100 million people are in the path of this extremely dangerous tropical cyclone.

Cyclones in this region rarely receive sufficient western media attention, but the North Indian Ocean produced world's deadliest cyclone and one of the deadliest natural disasters in known history.

Fani is the strongest cyclone this early in a calendar year in the North Indian Ocean since Cyclone "Nargis" in 2008.

May 02 08:30

The common disease-causing link between GMOs and WiFi technology, science reveals

A shocking six out of ten American adults (more than half of the population) currently suffer from some form of chronic disease – including such potentially life-threatening illnesses as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Many experts note that the prevalence of chronic disease has increased steadily – over the last 30 years – due to the widespread consumption of GMO foods and use of wireless technology.

Make no mistake about it: we are experiencing a national epidemic of chronic disease – throughout the Western world. Of course, agrochemical producers and the wireless industry refuse to accept any responsibility. But, it’s hard to ignore the scientific evidence.

For example, an award-winning researcher recently published a review confirming the damaging effects of WiFi. And, as you’ll soon see in this article, the dangerous link between WiFi and GMOs is undeniable.

May 02 08:29

They Want It to Be Secret: How a Common Blood Test Can Cost $11 or Almost $1,000

It’s one of the most common tests in medicine, and it is performed millions of times a year around the country. Should a metabolic blood panel test cost $11 or $952?

Both of these are real, negotiated prices, paid by health insurance companies to laboratories in Jackson, Miss., and El Paso in 2016. New data, analyzing the health insurance claims of 34 million Americans covered by large commercial insurance companies, shows that enormous swings in price for identical services are common in health care. In just one market — Tampa, Fla. — the most expensive blood test costs 40 times as much as the least expensive one.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA