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Jan 10 15:54

Marijuana Legalization Bills Already Filed In Half A Dozen Red States For 2019 Sessions

Oh, yeah! Yippie kay yay! If this happens, I'm leaving htis open-air insane asylum!

Jan 10 14:32

Something very strange is happening to Earth's magnetic North Pole and no one knows why

Planet Earth is alive. Deep beneath its skin, its life blood — rivers of molten iron — pulse around its core. And this mobile iron is what generates the magnetic field that causes auroras — and keeps us alive.

But, according to the science journal Nature, something strange is going on deep down below.

It’s causing the magnetic North Pole to ‘skitter’ away from Canada, towards Siberia.

“The magnetic pole is moving so quickly that it has forced the world’s geomagnetism experts into a rare move,” Nature reports.

On January 30 (delayed due to the US Government shutdown), the World Magnetic Model — which governs modern navigation systems — is due to undergo an urgent update.

This model is a vital component of systems ranging from geopositioning systems used to navigate ships through to smartphone trackers and maps.

Jan 10 13:04

Can Climate Models Predict Climate Change? (Video)

Predicting climate temperatures isn't science – it's science fiction. Emeritus Professor of Physics at Princeton University Will Happer explains.

Jan 10 13:00

Scott Adams: Whiteboard Discussion of Border Persuasion

Great examples of CNN mind reading by Stephen Collinson
Guesses and hunches are being presented as news
Solar panels on the wall and vandalism
Whiteboard: Border Barrier Debate
Dems are winning on topics of drugs and crime
Effective mocking and sarcasm
If Mexico pays for the wall, would it then be “moral”?
Current immigration policies mostly benefit rich white people
VISA overstays versus sneaking across the border
About 70% of climate change skeptic points aren’t valid
Did Michael Mann use tree ring estimates for gaps…
…and later discontinue tree rings as an unreliable proxy?
Are testosterone levels in males decreasing, or are men evolving?
lifestyles that increase or decrease testosterone
Soy is everywhere, in a lot of our food

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1083378309361094656

Jan 10 12:21

California, New York roll out taxpayer-funded health care for illegal aliens; the sick will now flock to these states en masse

California Governor Gavin Newsom and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio are rolling out new “free” healthcare initiatives for illegal immigrants. While illegals may be able to access care in these areas free of charge, it will cost tax-paying Americans a pretty penny. Newsom reportedly struggled to explain how California would pay for the expansion of healthcare for illegals, which he signed into law by executive order earlier this month. The Golden State is already in financial ruin, and it is hard to believe spending more tax dollars is going to help in any way, shape or form.

Jan 10 12:18

Bevy of Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts Spotted by Canadian Telescope

A radio telescope in Canada has proved its mettle in finding many new examples of fast radio bursts (FRBs)—giving astronomers one of their best shots yet at unraveling the mystery of these cosmic flashes.

“Look! We see FRBs,” Deborah Good, an astronomer at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, told a meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Seattle, Washington, on 7 January.

Good reported the first results from the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME), a telescope that was originally designed to explore the early Universe but has turned out to be ideal for detecting FRBs. First spotted in 2007, FRBs are one of the most intriguing mysteries in astrophysics. They appear all over the sky, and astronomers aren’t sure what causes them.

In early testing during July and August, before it began full operations, CHIME spotted 13 FRBs. Prior to this, astronomers had between 50 and 60 examples.

Jan 10 12:12

Submarine trip to the Titanic booking soon — for those with deep pockets

US company OceanGate is offering commercial diving expeditions down to the Titanic. Tourists will share a submarine with marine researchers. But the tickets don't come cheap.

Jan 10 12:12

SUPERSONIC ‘SON OF CONCORDE’ TO TAKE FLIGHT THIS YEAR AFTER $100M INVESTMENT

An aircraft worthy of the title “Son of Concorde” has moved one stage closer.

Boom Supersonic has obtained funding of $100m (£79m) for the next stage of its project to create a commercial aircraft, known as Overture, planned to fly at more than twice the speed of sound, with a range of 5,180 miles.

A half-size prototype, known as XB-1, is set to fly later in 2019. The firm claims it is “history’s first independently developed supersonic jet and the fastest civil aircraft ever built”.

Jan 10 11:44

Life finds a way: Microbes on ISS mutating to survive the void of space

Good news for future astronauts and budding space tourists alike: spacebound microbes aren’t mutating into the humanity-threatening, antibiotic-resistant superbug form as many had previously feared.

A new study by researchers at Northwestern University found that microbes on board the ISS mutated different genes than their Earthbound counterparts, either as part of natural selection or a possible mutation.

“There has been a lot of speculation about radiation, microgravity and the lack of ventilation and how that might affect living organisms, including bacteria,”said Northwestern’s Erica Hartmann, who led the study.

Jan 10 11:43

Oil Tanker Fire Near Hong Kong Kills 1, Potential Spill Could Threaten Endangered Turtles and Dolphins

An oil tanker caught fire off of Hong Kong's Lamma Island Tuesday morning, leaving one person dead and two missing.

"We could see that the victim who passed away had been burned," police representative Wong Wai-hang said in a briefing reported by The New York Times. "There were clear injuries on his head and fractures in his hands and feet."

An additional 23 crew members were rescued from the water. Four were injured and one was being treated in intensive care.

Jan 10 10:59

Tuberculosis, flu, infections rampant as the number of sick migrants surge at border

Border authorities are referring 50 people a day for urgent medical care, including tuberculosis, flu and even pregnant women about to give birth, a top official said Monday, saying it’s unlike anything they’ve ever seen before.

Most of those in need of care are children, and a staggering 28 percent are under age 5, having been dragged along for the trip by parents who in many cases are hoping to use the children as a shield against speedy deportation from the U.S.

Jan 10 10:44

FLASHBACK - The Coldest Case

Over the next 11 years, the question of who killed Mallove would lead Curtis down a path he never expected. Mallove, the detective discovered, was one of the world’s most outspoken advocates for cold fusion. “It’s science well above my intellect,” Curtis says. Yet cold fusion isn’t just a complicated form of nuclear energy. It’s also highly controversial. Supporters see it as energy’s holy grail, the key to saving the Earth from environmental destruction. Critics maintain it might not even be possible—and that any claims that it’s already been achieved are total fringe-science lunacy. Understanding Mallove, and what his death meant, required delving into a world of knowledge and intrigue where the scientist had once battled and thrived.

Last November, on a rainy, gray afternoon, Curtis, a 48-year-old with graying hair and bright blue eyes, drives to the spot in Norwich where his investigation began. “We had to start right there,” he tells me. “We had to start on the driveway.”

Jan 10 10:11

Leaked internal documents show 36 babies died after receiving this vaccine

Just when you thought the vaccine industry couldn’t get any more depraved, they go and prove you wrong. Recently leaked, confidential documents have revealed that at least 36 infants died following the administration of an 6-in-1 vaccine manufactured by pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline. These tragic deaths took place over the course of just two years.

Initiative Citoyenne, a Belgium-based vaccine activism network, reports that the 1200-page document revealed thousands of adverse reactions occurred during the evaluations which took place between 2009 and 2011. While GlaxoSmithKline’s official report declares that only 14 children died during the 2-year period, Initiative Citoyenne (IC) reports that their own analysis of the data indicates a much higher death toll, closer to 36. IC reports that at least 73 children have died since the Infanrix Hexa vaccine made its debut in 2000.

Jan 10 09:46

U.S. Water Fluoridation – A Forced Experiment that Needs to End

Globally, roughly 5% of the population consumes chemically fluoridated water, but more people in the U.S. drink fluoride-adulterated water than in all other countries combined.

Jan 10 09:43

Germany volcano ALERT: Earthquakes spark fears of MAGMA rising

Deep and low-frequency earthquakes have been detected for the first time under the dormant Eifel volcano in North Rhine-Westphalia, a new paper show.

As similar tremors are commonly regarded as indicators of the movement of magma at great depths, this discovery suggests magmatic fluids from the upper mantle of the Earth could rise into its crust under East Eifel.

Jan 10 08:39

Nature’s Miracle: Everything You Need to Know About CBD

Are you wondering if CBD lives up to all the hype? Is it something that can get people high?

Here's everything you need to know about this fascinating product that appears to be changing lives now that it's legal in all 50 states.

Jan 09 17:45

“Internet of Roads” — Colorado Goes All-in With Increased Radiation and Surveillance

By Kevin Samson

Evidently, a test run for smart pavement in Colorado that I reported on back in May 2018 was successful enough to give it the all systems go.

"A plan to turn a portion of Interstate 70 into a roadway where cars communicate with street lights, signs and other internet-connected things just tripled to more than 500 miles.

Colorado’s “internet of roads” project will now extend to highways that reach from Pueblo to Wyoming, and Sterling to Utah, after the state Department of Transportation was awarded a $20 million federal grant earlier this month."...

Jan 09 16:25

Hubble telescope camera is broken — and US government shutdown could delay repairs

One of the Hubble Space Telescope’s main instruments stopped working on 8 January because of an unspecified hardware problem, NASA says. Engineers are unlikely to be able to fix the ageing telescope until the ongoing US government shutdown ends — whenever that might be.

Hubble’s mission operations are based at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, where most employees are on involuntary leave during the shutdown. A few people who operate spacecraft that are actively flying, including Hubble, have been allowed to keep working.

But fixing the problem with Hubble, which is almost 30 years old, will almost certainly involve additional government employees who are forbidden to work during the shutdown. NASA has formed an investigative team, composed primarily of contractors and experts from its industry partners, to examine the technical troubles.

Jan 09 15:59

Mysterious radio signals have reached Earth from a galaxy 1.5 billion light years away (but are they evidence of alien civilisations?)

Mysterious repeating energy bursts have been detected for only the second time.

Fast radio bursts, or FRBs, are radio emissions that appear temporarily and randomly, making them not only hard to find, but also hard to study.

The latest signals to be detected reached Earth from a galaxy 1.5 billion light years away.

The most likely explanation is that they were created by powerful objects in space.

Experts have debated whether black holes or super-dense neutron stars are responsible, but others have suggested more outlandish theories.

Jan 09 15:42

The Vaccination Debate

Today we investigate one of the biggest medical controversies of our time: vaccines. There’s little dispute about this much-- vaccines save many lives, and rarely, they injure or kill. A special federal vaccine court has paid out billions for injuries from brain damage to death. But not for the form of brain injury we call autism. Now—we have remarkable new information: a respected pro-vaccine medical expert used by the federal government to debunk the vaccine-autism link, says vaccines can cause autism after all. He claims he told that to government officials long ago, but they kept it secret.

Jan 09 15:17

$3.5 Trillion A Year: America’s Health Care System Has Become One Of The World’s Largest Money Making Scams

If the U.S. health care system was a country, it would have the fifth largest GDP on the entire planet. At this point only the United States, China, Japan and Germany have a GDP that is larger than the 3.5 trillion dollar U.S. health care market. If that sounds obscene to you, that is because it is obscene. We should want people to be attracted to the health care industry because they truly want to help people that are suffering, but instead the primary reason why people are drawn to the health care industry these days is because of the giant mountains of money that are being made. Like so many other things in our society, the health care industry is all about the pursuit of the almighty dollar, and that is just wrong.

Jan 09 14:51

Mark Zuckerberg's San Francisco hospital REFUSES private health plans leaving patients with $20,000 bill for bike crash and $10,000 for a migraine

A hospital sponsored by Mark Zuckerberg penalises patients with private health coverage and charges up to $20,000 for treatment after a bike accident, it has emerged.

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital - named after the Facebook founder following a $75million donation - does not accept any private health insurance plans, collecting the high charges in a bid to subsidize poorer patients.

The policy is in place despite the hospital's position as the only Level I trauma center in San Francisco, leaving patients with huge bills when they are treated in its emergency room.

Jan 09 13:30

Doctors see a spike in patients with ‘chronic viral infection’ lasting over one month

Many doctors in Texas are reporting that their patients are suffering from a viral infection for over one month. Although the virus appears to be different to that of the common cold or the flu, it is causing long-term illness.

Jan 09 12:29

Scott Adams: President Trump’s Speech, Pelosi and Schumer’s Taxidermist, CNN Mind Reading, and CO2

Our government is dysfunctional because the press is broken
Business model of the press today is different than in the past
Press today invokes “hair on fire” viewer responses
President Trump failed to persuade effectively
Schumer and Pelosi failed to persuade effectively
Everyone was arguing about the definition of a word
Don’t we need border control, even if Mexico doesn’t pay for it?
CNN’s S.E.Cupp demonstrates her mind reading powers
She knows President Trump’s secret intentions
S.E.Cupp knows what the President “really thinks”
CNN fake news making strategies
Whiteboard discussion of CNN’s fake news techniques
No evidence that CO2 makes a difference in climate change?
What is the counter argument?
Is CO2 a logarithmic factor in climate change?

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1083015699067359238

Jan 09 12:14

$3.5 Trillion A Year: Is America's Health Care System The World's Largest Money-Making Scam?

If the U.S. health care system was a country, it would have the fifth largest GDP on the entire planet. At this point only the United States, China, Japan and Germany have a GDP that is larger than the 3.5 trillion dollar U.S. health care market. If that sounds obscene to you, that is because it is obscene. We should want people to be attracted to the health care industry because they truly want to help people that are suffering, but instead the primary reason why people are drawn to the health care industry these days is because of the giant mountains of money that are being made. Like so many other things in our society, the health care industry is all about the pursuit of the almighty dollar, and that is just wrong.

Jan 09 11:50

Worst measles outbreak in decades sweeps New York as cases surge in Oregon, Washington and abroad

Cases of measles have reached a 20-year high in several New York counties amid an outbreak that threatens to reach epidemic proportions, experts say.

At least 160 people have been infected by the virus, which typically strikes children, in New York and unusual outbreaks have been reported internationally.

The worst affected areas so far are Rockland County - where 105 cases have been reported - and an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn, where at least 55 have been infected.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Thank goodness for those state-mandated measles vaccinations!!!!!

Jan 09 11:23

Close But No Cigar: Watch SpaceX's Mr. Steven Just Miss Catching a Rocket Fairing in Test

SpaceX's net-equipped boat, Mr. Steven, came agonizingly close to plucking a falling rocket payload fairing out of the sky during a recent test, a new video shows.

The fairing splashed down in the ocean right next to Mr. Steven, riding the whitewater wake generated by the speedy boat. And "right next to" is no exaggeration; Mr. Steven's broad net appeared to snag the edge of the fairing's parafoil.

Jan 09 11:15

Parents of Florida Teen Killed in Tesla Crash Sue the Company, Alleging Battery Is Defective and Prone to Catching Fire

The parents of a Florida teenager killed when a Telsa sedan crashed and caught fire last year are suing the electric car company alleging that the battery pack on its electric Model S is defective and can erupt into intense fires.

Edgar Monserratt and Esperanza Martinez de Monserratt allege in the lawsuit filed Tuesday in Broward County Circuit Court that the car’s battery was inadequately protected, making the whole vehicle defective.

Jan 09 11:05

M 6.3 - 16km SSE of Nishinoomote, Japan

Jan 09 10:23

Medical marijuana goes mainstream as seniors look to relieve chronic pain

Marijuana is stepping in where prescription pharmaceuticals have been unsuccessful, particularly among members of the 55-and-up crowd, who appear to be ditching pills in favor of the controversial herb. An article in TheGlobeandMail.com explored the use of medical marijuana among senior citizens. The report found that marijuana use is becoming increasingly common particularly in Canada

Jan 09 10:01

Scientists figure out how to make ethanol from carbon dioxide; can we stop growing GMO corn for fuel now?

A recent study that was published on the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences website revealed a new way of producing ethanol without the need for corn or other crops, providing a new avenue for sustainable ethanol production.

Jan 09 09:07

Asteroid 2019 AS5 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.04 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 AS5 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.04 LD / 0.00010 AU (14 959 km / 9 295 miles) on January 8, 2019. This is the 1st known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance this year and the closest since February 24, 2018.

This is a small asteroid, first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey 9 hours after it flew past us.

It belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids and has an estimated diameter between 0.94 and 2.1 m (3.1 - 6.8 feet).

The asteroid flew past Earth at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 12.52 km/s at 00:37 UTC on January 8.

Jan 09 07:19

Top-selling teeth whitening kit on Amazon contains a BANNED chemical which 'can damage fertility, harm unborn babies and cause chemical burns'

Smile Rehab Teeth Whitening Kit by Harvey & Coco contains sodium perborate monohydrate, according to its product listing.

The poisonous chemical has been banned by the EU for cosmetic use for nearly a decade as studies have shown it can damage fertility and harm unborn babies.

The product is number one in Amazon's teeth whitening kit section and has reviews from more than 800 people with an average 4.5 out of five stars.

Experts warn the use of the chemical in such a popular product is 'very serious' and people take a 'big risk' using it.

Jan 09 07:12

Russia plans to send largest radio telescope beyond moon in 2020s

Russia is designing the largest-ever radio telescope, seeking to put it into space beyond the orbit of the moon. The probe, expected to be completed by mid-2020s, will be able to provide the most detailed pictures of the universe.

The telescope will be put into the so-called halo orbit – the complex three-dimensional orbit beyond Earth’s natural satellite. The Millimetron (Spektr-M) is expected to boast significantly larger capabilities than its predecessor, the RadioAstron telescope, which was launched into space back in 2011 in cooperation between Russia and foreign space-exploring agencies.

RadioAstron, also known as Spektr-R, is one of the largest telescopes ever put into space. Together with ground facilities spread across the globe, it boasts the highest angular resolution of its kind, and is able to produce the most detailed images of the universe.

Jan 09 04:09

You Don’t Want to Know What They Do to Oranges (And It’s About to Get Even Worse)

Something is happening to oranges. The solution may be worse than the problem and there’s about to be a lot more solution.

Oranges are cast as the pinnacle of American wholesomeness. Orange juice is a marketing empire in its own right. The “OJ” industry has successfully made its product synonymous with life-giving vitamin C and a complete breakfast. But is that really the case?

The truth is, you don’t know what they do to oranges.

You probably think I’m talking about swaths of pesticides being sprayed on orange groves, but no, no, no. That’s only the tip of the iceberg.

Jan 08 18:04

A long way from home: NASA's asteroid-circling spacecraft grabs stunning snapshot of Earth from 70 MILLION miles away

NASA's Osiris-Rex spacecraft took the picture days before going into orbit around asteroid Bennu on New Year's Eve.

Jan 08 15:19

The Creator of GM Potatoes Comes Clean about the Hidden Dangers of this New Frankenfood

“I somehow managed to ignore the almost daily experience that GM potatoes were not as healthy as normal potatoes.” ~Caius Rommens, author of Pandora’s Potatoes: The Worst GMO’s

Jan 08 10:53

MONSANTO CAN CLAIM PATENT ON GM COTTON IN INDIA, TOP COURT RULES

After a long-standing legal battle, India's top court ruled on Tuesday that Monsanto can own patents on genetically modified cotton seeds, overturning a Delhi High Court ruling that said plant varieties and seeds cannot be patented under the country's laws, according to media reports.

The Supreme Court decision is a rare win for the seed giant—now owned by Germany's Bayer—which is facing more than 9,300 U.S. lawsuits over the safety of its controversial Roundup weedkiller.

Monsanto introduced its GM-cotton seeds to India in 2002, and now more than 90 percent of the country's cotton crop is genetically modified. These crops have been inserted with a pest-resistant toxin called Bacillus thuringiensis, or Bt.

Today's decision could "encourage biotechnology firms to step up investment in the country," Reuters reported, adding that firms such as Dupont Pioneer and Syngenta had previously been concerned about losing patents on GM crops in India.

Jan 08 09:07

Flu shot lands man in hospital, unable to speak, walk, see or even BREATHE

This true story of a flu shot landing a man in the hospital is going viral via InfoWars.com:

A Las Vegas man lost his vision, became partially paralyzed and has been unable to breathe without assistance since getting a flu shot last month.

Shane Morgan and his wife Monique decided to get flu shots on November 2, believing it would help protect them and young family members ahead of the busy holiday season.

But what they thought was a pro-active measure turned to horror when Shane began losing feeling in his arms and legs.

“About 36-hours after he got the flu shot he started to get sick,” Monique explained to KSNV.

“I never dreamed that any of this could ever happen,” Shane told local media.

Jan 07 14:24

Scott Adams: RPOS, The Steel Barrier and Climate Persuasion

AOC is now RPOS, says: “Trump is a racist”
Does RPOS support a transfer of wealth from white and
Asian Americans to other ethnic groups?
Climate change authoritative sources pro and con
Both sides use same data to support their position
Sifting through persuasive arguments from both sides
22 tree ring experts say Michael Mann results were flawed
Michael Mann says he discovered tree ring expert flaw
17 year pause in warming, while CO2 was increasing yearly
If CO2 is the main driving force, why the temp pause?
Map of temperature measurement device locations
Vast majority are in the US
Enormous parts of the globe have no measurement devices
Until both sides can claim “victory”, no progress on the wall
“immoral” painted Pelosi into a corner
Are ALL border controls immoral?
Are barriers that are easier to breach, more moral?
Nancy Pelosi looks like a weak leader because of RPOS

Jan 07 12:24

75% of med students are on antidepressants or stimulants (or both)

“Have you ever been depressed as a physician?” I asked 220 doctors. Ninety percent stated yes. Yet few seek professional help. Here’s what depressed doctors do (when nobody’s looking). Some drink alcohol, exercise obsessively, even steal psychiatric meds. Still more shocking—I discovered that 75% of med students (and new doctors) are now on psychiatric medications.

“I was told by the psychologist at my med school’s campus assistance program, that 75% of the class of 175 people were on antidepressants,” shares psychiatrist Dr. Jaya V. Nair. “He wasn’t joking. How broken is the system, that doctors have to be pushed into illness in order to be trained to do their job?”

“During my internship, I found out that at least 75% of my fellow residents were on SSRIs or other antidepressants, just ‘to get through it’ because it was so horrible.” states Dr. Joel Cooper, “Depression, or a constantly depressed state, is more or less the norm in medical school and throughout one’s residency.”

Jan 07 12:19

Congo's Ebola outbreak exceeds 600 cases, WHO says

There are now more than 600 confirmed or probable cases of Ebola in Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

The majority of new cases occurred in cities and urban areas in eastern North Kivu province, where an Ebola outbreak was declared in August.

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Note cities and urban areas. That is something very new. All previous Ebola outbreaks had been in remote, isolated jungles.

Jan 07 09:57

Here’s What Government-Run Health Care Means for Moms with Sick Kids

Even here in the United States, government-run health care programs such as those of the Veterans Administration and the Indian Health Services have appalling records of patients dying while waiting for care.

For anxious mothers like me who don’t want to wait three days for results from a lab culture while my child suffers, government-run health care doesn’t promise speedy service.

Waitlists are the norm in Canada. In 2017, Canadians were on wait lists for an estimated 1.04 million procedures. In the United Kingdom, hospital waits can be long and arduous, with the British National Health Service routinely canceling elective operations for nonclinical reasons.

Jan 07 09:54

Is This Why China Went To The Dark Side Of The Moon?

The next step, of course, would be what every fan of author Robert Heinlein has been looking forward to since they were a kid; A moon base. The United States has been debating whether to send a mission back to the moon as soon as possible, or build a lunar base that would take quite a bit longer to orchestrate.

"The US thinks in presidential terms," said University of Notre Dame lunar expert Clive Neal. "China thinks in decades."

Jan 07 09:27

UN Staffer Warns that 5G is a ‘War on Humanity’

The first eight months of WWII with no fighting was called The Phoney War. Using millimetre waves as a fifth-generation or 5G wireless communications technology is a phoney war of another kind.

Jan 07 08:14

Is the hype about CBD, or cannabidiol, real?

IMHO the stuff works. Works better with THC and the Terpenes together.

Not that long ago, I would not have been able to tell you what the acronym "CBD" stood for, let alone what it was used for. CBD, or cannabidiol, is most commonly extracted from hemp, but it can also come from marijuana plants, which is why it is sometimes confused with its trippy chemical cousin THC. Unlike CBD, THC produces a high when smoked or eaten.

Today, we are living in a CBD world, with tinctures, ointments and vaping oils popping up everywhere. Celebrities from Gwyneth Paltrow to Willie Nelson are CBD believers, and if you frequent the right coffee shops, you can even get a shot of cannabidiol in your latte.

Jan 07 08:08

Hawaii Island isn't itself anymore. Lava and quakes have transformed it in interesting ways

The island of Hawaii was created by five volcanoes. In 2018, one of them seemed intent on destroying parts of it.

Kilauea, which has been erupting continually since 1983 at a volcanic cone called Puu Oo Crater, threw a geological tantrum in the spring that buried hundreds of houses and covered roads in a remote location on the east side of the island.

It also created a cloak of vog (volcanic smog) that fouled the air, dulled the skies and scared away scores of tourists and, with them, nearly half-a-billion dollars.

Jan 07 08:06

WELCOME TO THE MEDICAL MATRIX: THE FLU ISN’T THE FLU

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There are many propaganda operations surrounding the flu. Here I just want to boil down a few boggling facts.

Dr. Peter Doshi, writing in the online BMJ (British Medical Journal), reveals one monstrosity.

As Doshi states, every year, hundreds of thousands of respiratory samples are taken from flu patients in the US and tested in labs. Here is the kicker: only a small percentage of these samples show the presence of a flu virus.

This means: most of the people in America who are diagnosed by doctors with the flu have no flu virus in their bodies.

So they don’t have the flu.

Therefore, even if you assume the flu vaccine is useful and safe, it couldn’t possibly prevent all those “flu cases” that aren’t flu cases.

The vaccine couldn’t possibly work.

Jan 07 07:52

Massive corruption in medicine

Jan 07 05:21

23ANDME'S PHARMA DEALS HAVE BEEN THE PLAN ALL ALONG

Since the launch of its DNA testing service in 2007, genomics giant 23andMe has convinced more than 5 million people to fill a plastic tube with half a teaspoon of saliva. In return for all that spit (and some cash too), customers get insights into their biological inheritance, from the superficial—do you have dry earwax or wet?—to mutations associated with disease.

Jan 07 05:16

FIVE-YEAR JAIL TERMS SOUGHT FOR EX-TEPCO EXECUTIVES OVER FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR DISASTER

Five-year prison terms were sought Wednesday for three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. for their alleged failure to prevent the Fukushima nuclear disaster triggered by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.At the Tokyo District Court, court-appointed lawyers acting as prosecutors said if the three had collected information properly and prepared necessary safety measures it would have been possible to predict the massive tsunami and prevent the disaster.

Jan 06 16:25

Computers could soon run cold, no heat generated

“Common inefficiencies in transistor materials cause energy loss,” says the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), in a news article on its website this month. That “results in heat buildup and shorter battery life.”

The lab is proposing, and says it has successfully demonstrated, a material called sodium bismuthide (Na3Bi) to be used for a new kind of transistor design, which it says can “carry a charge with nearly zero loss at room temperature.” No heat, in other words. Transistors perform switching and other tasks required in electronics.

The new “exotic, ultrathin material” is a topological transistor. That means the material has unique tunable properties, the group, which includes scientists from Monash University in Australia, explains. It’s superconductor-like, they say, but unlike super-conductors, doesn’t need to be chilled.

Jan 06 15:34

What the President Could Do If He Declares a State of Emergency

Deep State point of view,but a lot of truth about how much power the President would have if he invoked a State of Emergency and Martial Law.

The moment the president declares a “national emergency”—a decision that is entirely within his discretion—he is able to set aside many of the legal limits on his authority.

Jan 06 14:45

It Begins: Russia, China, and India Are Now All Dumping the US Dollar

(RT) — The past year was full of events that inevitably split the global geopolitical space into two camps: those who still support using US currency as a universal financial tool, and those who are turning their back on the greenback.

Global tensions caused by economic sanctions and trade conflicts triggered by Washington have forced targeted countries to take a fresh look at alternative payment systems currently dominated by the US dollar.

RT has taken a deeper look into the recent phenomena of de-dollarization, summing up which countries have taken steps towards eliminating their reliance on the greenback, and the reasons behind their decision.

Jan 06 14:39

Researchers Show That Global Warming Happened Just as Fast in the past as Today

Climate change is progressing rapidly. It is not the first time in our planet's history that temperatures have been rising, but it is happening much faster now than it ever has before. Or is it? Researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg have shown in the latest edition of the journal Nature Communications that the temperature changes millions of years ago probably happened no more slowly than they are happening today.

Jan 06 14:05

The new Great Game on the Roof of the World

On top of the graceful Baltit Fort, overlooking the Hunza Valley’s Shangri-La-style splendor, it’s impossible not to feel dizzy at the view: an overwhelming collision of millennia of geology and centuries of history.

We are at the heart of Gilgit-Baltistan, in Pakistan’s Northern Areas, or – as legend rules, the Roof of the World. This is an area about 70,000 square kilometers (27,000 square miles) crammed with spectacular mountain ranges and amidst them, secluded pristine valleys and the largest glaciers outside of the Polar region.

The location feels like vertigo. To the north, beyond the Batura Glacier, is the tiny northeast arm of Afghanistan, the legendary Wakhan corridor. A crest of the Hindu Kush separates Wakhan from the regional capital Gilgit. Xinjiang starts on Wakhan’s uppermost tip. Via the upgraded Karakoram highway, it’s only 240 km from Gilgit to the Khunjerab Pass, 4,934 meters high on the official China-Pakistan border.

Jan 06 13:41

Scott Adams: Sonic Weapon Hysteria, Climate Change and Dancing AOC

Discussion of various climate change topics
Debunking both the skeptic and believers arguments
The sonic weapon (or crickets) attack on our Cuban embassy

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1081929937907376128

Jan 06 12:47

BEXALERT: Hard to digest: Inmates eat holiday steak during shutdown while prison workers go unpaid

Been there and done that. The BOP has a set menu and the private prisons follow that menu. The grilled steak was most likely fried soy burgers. Never heard of garlic macaroni biscuits. They feed prisoners lots of beans and faux soy meats,very few veggies or fruits,mostly empty carbs. If you are Jewish or Muslim you get to eat kosher or halal,which means you get real meat and fruit and veggies. Never heard of Cornish hens being served,sure never ate one. Chicken wing and thigh day was the best you would get.
This is disinfo bull to make Trump look bad!

Jan 06 11:04

America's last? First Senate bill of 2019 aims to protect Israel from boycott, report reveals

With the start of the 2019 legislative session, one might hope the US Senate would prioritize ending the two-week government shutdown. Instead, the Senate’s first bill of the year reportedly aims to protect Israel from boycotts.
According to The Intercept, the first piece of legislation to be rolled out by the 2019 GOP-controlled Senate will give the US government the authority to cut ties with companies that choose to boycott Israel.

Jan 06 10:12

New Solar Cell "Most Efficient Ever"

For the first time, scientists have produced a photovoltaic (PV) cell with a conversion efficiency of 40.7 percent, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) reported on December 7. The collaboration of DOE and Spectrolab, Inc. (a subsidiary of Boeing) led to the achievement of a decades-long goal: to break the 40-percent efficiency barrier on solar cell devices. “We are eager to see this accomplishment translate into the marketplace as soon as possible,” Alexander Karsner, assistant secretary for energy efficiency and renewable energy at DOE, said.

Jan 06 09:23

The 1,800-year-old Greek handwriting homework: Wax tablet with intricate ancient lettering that was once used by an Egyptian child around 200AD will finally go on display after 40 years

A wax tablet displaying a child's Greek homework from 1,800 years ago is to be put on show at the British Library.

The ancient tablet, which contains remarkable examples of handwriting, spelling exercises and times tables, has been in storage for the past 40 years.

It will now go on display at the British Library as part of the Writing: Making Your Mark exhibition between April 26 and August 27.

Jan 06 08:29

China developing 'Space Silk Road' as moon landing marks new era of expansion

When a Chinese spacecraft successfully signalled from the ‘dark’ side of the moon this week, the country’s triumphalist state mediia was quick to describe the achievement as “a huge stride” for the Chinese nation.

The deliberate echo of Neil Armstrong - and the Cold War space race he won - also carried an implicit warning: China under its unabashedly nationalist president Xi Jinping is rapidly becoming a global space power and should be treated with more respect.

Jan 05 14:10

Scott Adams: AOC Derangement Syndrome, Shutdown Persuasion, Wall Funding, and Karate

Would-be kidnapper chases victim into karate studio
Master Persuader AOC is using Trump’s 2015 play EXACTLY
She’s controlling the conversation, attention, energy
Wall negotiations, setting persuasion “anchors”
Pelosi anchors at zero, down from older offer
President Trump re-anchors at 5.6 billion, up from 5
Pelosi says “walls are immoral”
Shouldn’t we therefore remove ALL border barriers?
Building the wall by declaring a national emergency
President Trump is branding himself as the reasonable one
Some climate change claims are easily debunked
Is the Michael Mann hockey stick graph accurate?
Is Tony Heller wrong about temperature adjustments?
Climate change believers say adjustments went both ways
Tony says ALL adjustments went one direction
Who is correct?
Claim: Multiple ways to measure temps, and they ALL agree
Skeptic says Michael Mann’s methodology is flawed

Jan 05 12:36

DONALD TRUMP SUFFERS SETBACK AS SENATE REJECTS HUNDREDS OF NOMINATIONS

This is Sedition and Treason pure and simple. The Deepstate is in full revolt against the American people,The US Constitution and The Billof Rights! This is getting uglier by the minute.

President Donald Trump has suffered a setback after the Senate knocked hundreds of nominations back to the White House. As the 116th Congress began on Thursday, the Senate sent back over 270 nominations from the previous session, as well as a host of foreign service nominees.

The development is an unexpected and unwanted headache for the Trump administration, which has previously been critical of the perceived lack of speed in approving nominations.

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