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May 22 19:03

Fluoride chemicals added to U.S. drinking water are unprocessed TOXIC WASTE; water fluoridation needs to end

In fact, America is one of very few developed countries that fluoridates its water, with Green Med Info reporting that just 5 percent of the world’s population consumes this type of water. More people in America drink it than in all other nations combined, and we’re paying the price in terms of our health.

That’s because the fluoride chemicals that are placed in our drinking water are actually unprocessed toxic waste products. Most people never take the time to question where all that fluoride added to our water comes from, and the answer is shocking: It is generally pollutants captured from the phosphate fertilizer industry in Florida or chemical imports that come from China, known for a lack of regulation and adulteration. These chemicals aren’t purified before they’re added to drinking water, and it’s not at all unusual for them to contain significant amounts of heavy metals like arsenic, mercury and lead.

May 22 13:53

Bayer, Dow, L’Oreal using potentially harmful chemicals illegally – investigation

More than 650 companies are breaking European chemical safety laws, according to an investigation from German environmental group BUND. As a result, potentially harmful chemicals can be found in food, cosmetics, and toys.
“Chemical companies have been disregarding the law for years and getting away with it, selling substances that might cause hormonal cancers, brain disorders and other severe health problems,” said BUND’s chemical policy officer Manuel Fernandez. “EU and national authorities need to raise their game in a big way.”

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) acknowledged that companies have been known to flout chemical safety laws last November, investigating 700 widely used chemicals and finding that two thirds of them broke REACH, the agency’s key safety regulation.

May 22 12:54

Dramatic video shows a woman being rescued from floodwaters as 22 million people in the central states brace for hail and heavy rain after 22 tornadoes ripped through the Southern Plains, while Colorado sees its latest May SNOW in 44 years

Heavy rain, high winds and hail has swept across the central states, bringing devastation to the region during a brutally wet spring period, leaving 22 million people braced for more flash flooding.

Four million residents were under a flash flood 'emergency warning' on Tuesday morning, including in Oklahoma, where as much as five feet of water entered homes in Hominy, to the northeast of the state.

Some 22 tornadoes have been reported so far across Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and Missouri, while rescue crews in boats pulled at least 50 people from flood waters as heavy downpours inundated roads and homes, said Oklahoma Emergency Management Agency. No injuries have been reported.

A woman in Oklahoma City had to hold onto a tree while she was bombarded by flood waters around North West 178th Street and Council Road. Tow rope was used to carry her out of the waters.

May 22 12:41

Record slow planting puts 2019 crop at risk

A cold, wet spring that caused record slow corn planting has the 2019 crop squarely behind the 8-ball. To recover lost potential, production must run the table with near-perfect conditions the rest of the growing season. Otherwise, a smaller crop could wipe out much of the surplus USDA forecasts for the coming year.

While the slow start doesn’t doom the crop, the unusual political and economic environment of 2019 could make recovery more difficult than in other years with major delays.

May 22 09:39

Report: 13,500 patients infected or died of infections in Israel hospitals in 2018

Some 13,500 patients in Israeli hospitals died or were infected by illnesses while receiving care in 2017, an internal Ministry of Health report revealed yesterday.

This is an increase from four years ago, according to the Jerusalem Post which reported earlier this year that “between 4,000 and 6,000 patients in Israel die from complications of hospital-acquired infections every year, in many cases from antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according a State Comptroller’s Office report from 2013.”

The revelations come after Yedioth Ahronoth on Sunday published a list of Israeli hospitals with the worst rates infection rates while receiving care.

May 22 08:56

Civil War Plant Medicines DISARM Drug-Resistant Bacteria in Lab Tests

During the height of the Civil War, the Confederate Surgeon General commissioned a guide to traditional plant remedies of the South, as battlefield physicians faced high rates of infections among the wounded and shortages of conventional medicines. A new study of three of the plants from this guide — the white oak, the tulip poplar and the devil’s walking stick — finds that they have antiseptic properties...

May 21 17:59

China set to impose regulations on gene-editing following controversial trial with human embryos

After global backlash involving the use of gene-editing tool CRISPR on human embryos, China will further tighten regulation on manipulating the human genome.

According to a report in Nature, a draft of new code in the country's civil law explicitly lists human genes and embryos as protected personal rights for the first time ever.

Lawyers interviewed by Nature say that the law would make any doctor or scientist engaging in the editing of the human genome liable for the outcome of their experiments.

May 21 14:45

Study of teenagers finds blocking out blue light from screens can improve health and wellbeing

Previous research has shown that adolescents who use a computer in the hour before bedtime are three times more likely to get less than five hours sleep, which can be hugely disruptive to mood and schoolwork.

As well as symptoms of tiredness and poor concentration, lack of sleep can also increase the risk of more serious long-term health issues such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

A study by researchers in the Netherlands found that wearing glasses that filter out the blue light has virtually the same impact on sleep as turning off devices entirely.

Teenagers who used screens before bed needed an extra 30 minutes to get to sleep compared with those who did not, yet the blue light filters helped offset the problem within just a week.

May 21 10:32

Monsanto Faces More Than 13,000 Plaintiffs Amid Calls In Europe They Kept Dossiers On Influential People Both Pro And Anti Pesticide, Rigged Studies

By Aaron Kesel

Last week Activist Post reported that Monsanto had kept a dossier on influential people throughout France and other European countries. This week, it was revealed that the German chemical and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer disclosed that Monsanto, the controversial U.S. pesticide producer behind genetically modified organisms (GMOs) involved in more than 13,000 plaintiffs lawsuits alleging illness had kept “watch lists” of its opponents including journalists in key EU member states and in EU institutions.

Bayer revealed that U.S. seeds and pesticides maker Monsanto kept lists of both key pro- or anti-pesticide influential figures in at least seven EU countries as well as in EU institutions...

May 21 07:53

Mount Sinai Study Finds CBD Treats Opioid Addiction By Reducing Cravings and Anxiety

Mount Sinai study finds CBD is effective at treating opioid addiction by reducing cravings and anxiety without harmful side effects.

Cannabidiol (CBD) reduced cue-induced craving and anxiety in individuals with a history of heroin abuse, suggesting a potential role for it in helping to break the cycle of addiction, according to research conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published May 21 in the American Journal of Psychiatry...

May 21 07:14

UTILITY COMPANIES WARN THAT 5G FOR UNLICENSED WIFI APPLICATIONS WILL THREATEN THEIR WIRELESS “SMART” METERS WHICH ARE ALREADY AWFUL

By B.N. Frank

Utility companies won’t admit it but their wireless “Smart” Meters have been nothing but trouble from the jump. Tens of millions have been installed in the U.S. and around the world and people everywhere (including elected officials) have been fighting to get them off their homes and out of their communities (see 1, 2, 3). These meters have been associated with so many problems (including fires and explosions) that there was even a documentary produced about them.

Now utility companies are warning the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) that auctioning off more 5G spectrums for unlicensed and untested WiFi applications will make their horrible “Smart” Meters even worse. This is on top of the Telecom Industry saying that they have no scientific evidence that 5G is even safe and plenty of researchers saying it’s not.

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One has to wonder if this "research" pointing to 5 G as being unsafe, is actually to hide the sheer economic capabilities of this technology.

May 21 07:12

AS DENVER DECRIMINALIZES MUSHROOMS, MAJOR CITY MOVES TO DECRIMINALIZE AYAHUASCA, IBOGAINE TOO

SOURCE: MATT AGORIST @ THE FREE THOUGHT PROJECT

(Support Free Thought) - Nearly seven years ago, Colorado citizens—tired of the war on drugs and wise to the near-limitless benefits of cannabis—made US history by voting to legalize recreational marijuana. Now, this state has once again placed themselves on the right side of history as they voted this month to decriminalize magic mushrooms. But this was just the beginning and their momentum is spreading—faster and stronger, toward decriminalizing all plant-based psychedelics.

Now, a major city in California is following suit, but not just with psilocybin—Oakland is calling for decriminalization of other psychedelics like mescaline cacti, ayahuasca and ibogaine.

To be clear, the recent measure does not mean that mushrooms are now legal in Denver, it simply means that cops can’t make it a priority to go after folks for them and it won’t land people in jail for possession.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A little horse-sense out of Denver these days; not necessarily a bad thing!

May 20 18:23

Eating Cholesterol and Eggs Does Not Increase Risk of Strokes

A new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows that a moderately high intake of dietary cholesterol or consumption of up to one egg per day is not associated with an elevated risk of stroke. Furthermore, no association was found in carriers of the APOE4 phenotype, which affects cholesterol metabolism and is remarkably common among the Finnish population. The findings were published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Findings from earlier studies addressing the association of dietary cholesterol or egg intake with the risk of stroke have been contradictory. Some studies have found an association between high dietary cholesterol intake and an increased risk of stroke, while others have associated the consumption of eggs, which are high in cholesterol, with a reduced risk of stroke...

May 20 18:21

Farmers Have Less Leisure Time Than Hunter-Gatherers, Study Suggests

Hunter-gatherers in the Philippines who adopt farming work around ten hours a week longer than their forager neighbours, a new study suggests, complicating the idea that agriculture represents progress.

The research also shows that a shift to agriculture impacts most on the lives of women.For two years, a team including University of Cambridge anthropologist Dr Mark Dyble, lived with the Agta, a population of small scale hunter-gatherers from the northern Philippines who are increasingly engaging in agriculture...

May 20 14:07

NASA'S PLAN FOR A LUNAR OUTPOST JUST LEAKED

An extraordinary scoop from Ars Technica: senior space editor Eric Berger has obtained an internal NASA plan for the next 37 rocket launches to the Moon — and it includes sending human astronauts in 2024 and establishing a permanent lunar base in 2028. In sum, the schedule for Artemis is ambitious, and the program’s goal isn’t just sending Americans back to the Moon, but moving toward a permanent presence there that could signal a new era in the exploration of the solar system.

May 20 10:54

Life-threatening tornado outbreak, flash flooding possible Monday in Southern Plains

The second day of an outbreak of severe weather Saturday brought 10 reported tornadoes to to the Plains, part of 38 reported tornadoes since Friday.

May 20 10:54

Archaeological discovery upends a piece of Barbados history

Which came first, the pigs or the pioneers? In Barbados, that has been a historical mystery ever since the first English colonists arrived on the island in 1627 to encounter what they thought was a herd of wild European pigs.

A recent discovery by an SFU archaeologist is shedding new light on the matter. Christina Giovas uncovered the jaw bone of a peccary, a South American mammal that resembles a wild pig, while researching a larger project on prehistoric animal introductions in the Caribbean.

"I didn't give it much notice at the time, but simply collected it along with other bones," says Giovas, the lead author of a study just published in PLOS ONE. "It was completely unexpected and I honestly thought I must have made a mistake with the species identification."

May 20 10:50

Panic Grips Pakistan After Children's Doctor Infected Over 500 With HIV

A horrific story has sent shock and panic through Pakistan, further entering global headlines at the end of this week: Pakistani police are holding a doctor on suspicions that he intentionally infected over 500 people, including 400 children, with the HIV virus.

The investigation began after an HIV epidemic was uncovered in an urban district of Pakistan's south starting in February, and after over ten families accused a local doctor of treating their children with used syringes.

May 20 10:33

Next-Gen Megascope for Astronomy Taking Shape on Chilean Mountaintop

The GMT will integrate seven primary mirrors to form a light-collecting surface 80 feet (24.5 m) wide, giving the scope a resolving power 10 times greater than that of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. (The scope will also employ seven smaller secondary mirrors, which will bounce light from the primaries down to a camera system.)

May 20 09:27

Pesticide Turns Male Frogs into Females

A commonly used pesticide known as atrazine can turn male frogs into females that are successfully able to reproduce, a new study finds.

While previous work has shown atrazine can cause sexual abnormalities in frogs, such as hermaphroditism (having both male and female sex organs), this study is the first to find that atrazine’s effects are long-lasting and can influence reproduction in amphibians.

The results suggest that atrazine, which is a weed killer used primarily on corn crops, could have potentially harmful effects on populations of amphibians, animals that are already experiencing a global decline , said study author Tyrone B. Hayes of the University of California, Berkeley. Atrazine is banned in Europe.

And since atrazine interferes with the production of the sex hormone estrogen, present in people and frogs, the findings could have implications for humans as well. "If you have problems in amphibians, you can anticipate problems in other animals," Hayes said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wonder if this is a factor in all this LGBTQT furor.

May 19 21:16

5G DANGER: HUNDREDS OF RESPECTED SCIENTISTS SOUND THE ALARM ABOUT HEALTH EFFECTS AS 5G NETWORKS GO UP NATIONWIDE

Even though many in the scientific community are loudly warning about the potential health effects that 5G technology could have on the general population, Verizon and AT&T are starting to put up their 5G networks in major cities all across the nation. Today, the total number of cell phones exceeds the entire population of the world, and the big cell phone companies are making a crazy amount of money providing service to all of those phones. And now that the next generation of cell phone technology has arrived, millions of cell phone users are looking forward to better connections and faster speeds than ever before. In fact, President Trump says that 5G networks will be up to 100 times faster than the current 4G networks that we are using right now…

May 19 10:11

Roundup® & Glyphosate Exposed For What They Are: Toxic, Disease-causing Chemicals

Even though Monsanto has been ‘taken down’ via a buy-out by Bayer Pharmaceuticals, the ‘legacy’ of its toxic herbicide, Roundup®, literally has become a chemical scourge upon human health, plus the environment by poisoning soil, ground water, insect pollinators and producing other adverse effects yet to be discovered.

One unsuspecting place glyphosate, the main chemical active in Roundup®, has been scientifically found is in certain vaccines per the Anthony Samsel, PhD, and Stephanie Seneff, PhD, independent, conflict-of-interest-free research on page 15 of the report Vaccines and Glyphosate: A Toxic Combination.

May 19 07:35

 PRESCRIPTION FOR VIOLENCE: THE CORRESPONDING RISE OF ANTIDEPRESSANTS, SSRIS & MASS SHOOTINGS

Seemingly every time a mass shooting occurs, whether it’s at a synagogue in Pittsburgh or a nightclub in Orlando, the anti-gun media and politicians have a knee-jerk response – they blame the tragedy solely on the tool used, namely firearms, and focus all of their proposed “solutions” on more laws, ignoring that the murderer already broke numerous laws when they committed their atrocity.

Facts matter when addressing such an emotionally charged topic, and more gun control legislation has shown that law-abiding Americans who own guns are not the problem. Consider the following: The more gun control laws that are passed, the more mass murders have occurred.

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And for anyone who doubts this, please look at a website titled "ssristories.com

May 18 08:55

Was Lyme disease created by William Burgdorferi as part of a US bioweapons research program?

One of the most under-diagnosed illnesses in the world, Lyme disease is a growing health problem for many nations, especially in the northern hemisphere. Ever since the Dr. Rath Research Institute started its scientific work on the natural treatment of this condition, my colleagues and I have found it puzzling that a bacterium with such widespread and devastating consequences as Borrelia could somehow have escaped the serious attention of medical researchers for more than a century. While a German physician, Alfred Buchwald, was the first to document the disease in a study in 1883, albeit essentially describing it as a chronic inflammation of the skin, the Lyme disease syndrome as we now understand it was not officially recognized until 1975 when a cluster of cases was identified in the United States. Even today, it remains the case that conventional medicine has no reliably effective treatment for the illness.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would not put it past the US military, that this may have originated as a "biological weapon of mass destruction."

May 17 19:13

Natural Compound in Broccoli Suppresses Cancer Tumor Growth

By Jacqueline Mitchell

Your mother was right; broccoli is good for you. Long associated with decreased risk of cancer, broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables – the family of plants that also includes cauliflower, cabbage, collard greens, Brussels sprouts and kale – contain a molecule that inactivates a gene known to play a role in a variety of common human cancers. In a new paper published today in Science, researchers, led by Pier Paolo Pandolfi, MD, PhD, Director of the Cancer Center and Cancer Research Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, demonstrate that targeting the gene, known as WWP1, with the ingredient found in broccoli suppressed tumor growth in cancer-prone lab animals...

May 17 12:54

Prescription For Violence: The Corresponding Rise of Antidepressants, SSRIs & Mass Shootings

Therefore, when the media and politicians focus their ire on guns, specifically what types of guns are used, such as AR-styles, carbines, semi-automatics, and “high capacity” handguns, in the wake of such tragedies the American public are being intentionally drawn into an emotionally charged debate about legal gun ownership (irrespective of whether the murderer’s gun was legally or illegally obtained). This debate leads them away from the elephant in the room and one of the real issues behind mass shootings – mental health and prescription drugs.

May 17 11:30

Scott Adams: Heartbeat Bills, Trump’s Income, China Trade, Immigration

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1129386826244820999

President Trump’s 2018 income released
Fake News CNN…reports it in a misleading way
His 2018 income is less, but close to what he made last year
Alabama abortion law
The View says the law was made entirely by men
The law is being delegitimized by The View
Credible matters, the law needs to seen as credible
Joel Pollack’s Breitbart article on China trade negotiations
President Trump is educating the country on trade issues
100% of Democrats thought a trade war would crumble US
50% of the Republicans thought a trade war would crumble US
Now we know we can go forever with tariffs if necessary
President Trump wasn’t just right…he was OMG right about China trade
Chuck Schumer is on President Trump’s side on this
Immigration reform with a merit based system…LIKE CANADA

May 17 08:48

Monsanto’s “Rain of Death” on Canada’s Forests

First Nations in Ontario have run out of patience. For 43 years, the forest industry has been conducting aerial spraying of glyphosate herbicide on Indigenous lands – a “rain of death” used in forest management practice that has slowly been killing off a wide range of animals, plants, fish and insects. First Nations have tried to stop this practice since the 1990s through a variety of measures including meetings with logging companies and government officials, protests and reports, but all to no avail. The “rain of death” keeps coming.

May 17 08:46

Bayer’s Stock Has Lost 44% Of Its Value Since They Bought Monsanto

By John Vibes

Bayer’s stock price fell to a seven-year low this week, after the company lost a $2 billion lawsuit over claims that the weedkiller Roundup causes cancer. Roundup weedkiller is a product that was developed by the controversial biotech corporation Monsanto, but the company was purchased by Bayer for $66 Billion in 2016. Along with the acquisition of the extremely profitable company, Bayer has also inherited a long list of lawsuits and reputation problems...

May 17 08:36

Russian Astronomers Spot Mysterious New Manoeuvring Satellite in Earth's Orbit

The satellite is said to be operating in geostationary orbit, in the same area where the vast majority of Earth's communications and television broadcasting satellites are situated.

May 17 08:11

The Gateway Drug Myth

May 17 08:09

The media has turned against Monsanto, and Bayer is now facing a “snowball effect” of new lawsuits from victims of Roundup (glyphosate) exposure

With the acquisition of Monsanto by Bayer, a German corporation linked to the Third Reich and the chemical murder of Jews during the Holocaust, the U.S. media has now turned against Monsanto.

The $2 billion jury award against Monsanto that was just handed down by a California jury has been widely reported by the very same media that, for years, blacklisted any criticism of Monsanto, GMOs or glyphosate herbicide.

They did that because Monsanto ran a “black ops” division that bribed and threatened journalists across the country while keeping a “hit list” of which journalists to pay off or threaten with violence. Bayer has now become aware of this “black ops” division of Monsanto and has publicly apologized for its operation.

May 16 21:57

Measles: Experts call for compulsory vaccination

Compulsory measles vaccinations for all children starting primary school may be needed to prevent a resurgence of the disease, experts say.

Italian researchers believe the current voluntary programmes in countries like the UK will not be enough to curb outbreaks in the coming decades.

May 16 21:55

NHS 'should not prescribe acne drug'

The parents of young people who have killed themselves and patients unable to have sex are calling for the NHS to stop prescribing acne drug Roaccutane.

Ed Henthorn said it had caused him erectile dysfunction, psychosis and suicidal thoughts.

And one man who believes his son killed himself after taking the drug said the risks "are just too high".

May 16 16:04

Study: Heavily Processed Foods Cause Overeating and Weight Gain

People eating ultra-processed foods ate more calories and gained more weight than when they ate a minimally processed diet, according to results from a National Institutes of Health study.

The difference occurred even though meals provided to the volunteers in both the ultra-processed and minimally processed diets had the same number of calories and macronutrients. The results were published in Cell Metabolism...

May 16 16:02

Organic Farms Are Better Natural Habitats For Attracting Endangered Birds

The abundance of bird species living in agricultural environments has decreased both in Finland and elsewhere in Europe. Attempts to rectify the situation have been made with the help of agri-environment-climate subsidies. They are granted to agricultural producers by the EU for implementing measures that are presumed to be beneficial to the environment. There is a range of such subsidies, but their potential effects on biodiversity at national scales have been seldom comprehensively investigated...

May 16 11:48

'Terrifying' Ebola epidemic in conflict-riven Democratic Republic of Congo is out of control, warn experts

The current outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been labelled 'terrifying' by health experts, who warned that the virus is now out of control.

Dr Jeremy Farrar, the head of the Wellcome Trust, which has been active in aid operations in the country, said he believes the outbreak is the 'worst in history' and warned that it is getting worse.

Figures from the World Health Organisation show more than 1,600 people have been infected with Ebola since the outbreak began - resulting in over 1,000 deaths.

May 16 11:42

Bayer discovers “black ops” division run by Monsanto, shuts it down, initiates internal investigation as law enforcement prepares criminal charges against the chemical giant

For over a decade, Monsanto has been engaged in building and maintapining “hit lists” of journalists, lawmakers and regulators to be taken out if they opposed the evil agenda of GMOs and toxic glyphosate weed killer chemicals that now inundate the world food supply. Any influential person who opposed the Monsanto agenda was subjected to one or more of the following:

Attempted bribery

Death threats and intimidation

Character assassination through well-funded “negative P.R.” campaigns

Defamation via coordinated Wikipedia attacks, run by Monsanto operatives

Career destruction, such as getting scientists blacklisted from science journals

Being doxxed, having their home addresses publicized and their families and co-workers threatened

In other words, Monsanto has been running a “black ops” division for over ten years, spending perhaps $100 million or more on efforts to silence, destroy or assassinate anyone who interfered with the agricultural giant’s market dominance.

May 16 11:30

Scott Adams: AOC’s Abortion Tweet, Immigration Framing, Trump Financials

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1129024238675906560

Annual Presidential Financial Disclosure coming soon:
CNN notes his finances might be good, because he’s a criminal
CNN notes his finances might be bad, because he’s a loser
New books being published about President Trump
They’ve run out of all the “good” complaints about Trump
Authors are resorting to allegedly non-fiction books
Lots of anonymous sources…or fiction
FOX FAKE NEWS story: AOC thinks Alabama women get punished
AOC Alabama abortion law tweet is being misinterpreted
She knows law applies to the provider…not the woman
Iran unspecified danger, major military assets being moved to area
Why are we preparing for war? Shouldn’t we know?
Semi-Effective Immigration Framing…
Immigration is bringing in crime
Increasing crime only influences conservatives
Powerful Immigration Framing…

May 16 10:50

The Sun’s Recent Magnetic Storm Bodes Asking About EMFs, RFs and 5G

The largest magnetic storm in two years, which hit Earth on Tuesday, is no joke, Russian scientists warned, saying that increased solar activity threatens electronics and people’s health. (RT – May 14, 2019)

Below is a chart showing the EMF spectrum and, specifically, where various electromagnetic frequencies ‘reside’. Note that Gamma rays emanate from outer space; are radioactive; but the chart does not include the Sun’s frequency. However, that EMF spectrum chart also has not been revised to indicate where on the spectrum 5G will be ‘broadcasting’ from. Radar is listed, so that probably will be the 5G range, which is the millimeter wave length, or what’s been referred to as “weaponized wavelengths.”

May 16 10:44

Why desperate Americans are driving to Canada in caravans for insulin

Quinn Nystrom was expecting the worst.

She thought the U.S. Border Patrol would want to search her car. That she would be bombarded with questions. That they would demand she show her prescription for insulin.

Worst of all, she was worried they would confiscate the small, cold vials of a life-saving drug that she had crossed the border to buy at a pharmacy in Fort Frances, Ont.

But it didn't happen. Not for Nystrom, not for anyone in her small group from Minnesota — calling themselves the Caravan to Canada — who were on a mission last weekend to buy insulin at one-tenth the price of what it's listed in the United States.

May 16 10:36

Luxembourg and US agree to deepen cooperation in space

The tiny EU country of Luxembourg and the United States agreed on Friday to work more closely on projects in space, including research and exploration as well as defence and commerce.

In the last few years, the grand duchy of Luxembourg has moved to join the US at the forefront of what has been dubbed the new space race.

The two countries signed a memorandum of understanding on Friday to boost research, exploration, defence, and space commerce as well as tackle problems like regulatory reform and space debris.

"It covers the broadest possible range of space activities to be undertaken by the two countries as an important next wave of economic growth," US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said during a visit to Luxembourg to sign the deal.

May 16 10:31

Moon Crash Site Found! NASA Probe Spots Grave of Israeli Lunar Lander

A sharp-eyed NASA spacecraft spotted the probable remains of an Israeli spacecraft that crash-landed on the moon last month.

New lunar images show what appears to be the final resting place of the Beresheet lander, a spacecraft managed by nonprofit organization SpaceIL.

Beresheet's impact site appears as a "white impact halo" in the new image from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), NASA officials said in a statement. A white tail is also clearly visible in the image, which NASA said is consistent with Beresheet's trajectory and approach angle as the spacecraft came down April 11.

May 16 10:21

Canadian drug makers hit with $1.1B lawsuit for promoting opioids despite risks

Canadian drug makers enriched themselves at the expense of vulnerable patients by illegally and deceptively promoting highly addictive opioids that have killed thousands in recent years, a proposed class action filed Wednesday asserts.

The untested statement of claim filed in Ontario Superior Court seeks more than $1.1 billion in various damages from almost two dozen companies, including some of the biggest pharmaceutical names in the country such as Apotex, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Johnson and Johnson, and the Jean Coutu Group.

The suit, filed on behalf of patients who became addicted to prescribed opioids, also seeks a declaration that the companies were negligent in how they researched, developed and marketed opioids starting in the 1990s

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good; this should happen to any drug company which declared the risks of opioid pain killers to be "reasonable and manageable".

May 16 10:08

Earthquake Shakes El Salvador, Nicaragua - Reports

The western coast of Central America is considered to be a seismically active zone, as it lies in an area where the Cocos plate rubs against the Caribbean plate.

Authorities in the Central American nation of El Salvador have reported a 6.2-magnitude earthquake, according to the nation's Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources.

The earthquake had its epicentre off the coast of the La Union department, about 200 kilometres southeast of the capital San Salvador.

May 16 10:04

U.S. Birth Rate Plunges to All Time Low

The U.S. birth rate has hit a record low of 1.7, well below the replacement rate of 2.1, as more women choose careers over having families.

According to figures released by the CDC, the number of live births in the U.S. dropped to 3.8 million last year, which is the lowest level in 32 years.

Tumbling fertility rates combined with women choosing careers over babies is being blamed for the decline, with only women aged 35-44 seeing an increase in birth rates.

Birth rates for all other age groups is in decline, most dramatically amongst teens aged 15-19, with the birth rate for that demographic falling to 17.4 births per 1,000 women, down 72% from a peak of 61.8 in 1991.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't fault the women who have chosen career over kids, in a world which seems hell-bent, on continuing the human species' greatest failing; that, of course, would be the continued "tribal warfare" for what is left of resources on this planet, and in what currencies they are allowed to be sold.

May 16 06:41

Artificial life form given 'synthetic DNA'

UK scientists have created an artificial version of the stomach bug E. coli that is based on an entirely synthetic form of DNA.

At the same time, Syn61 as they are calling it, has had its genetic code significantly redesigned.

It's been done in a manner that will pave the way for designer bacteria that could manufacture new catalysts, drugs, proteins and materials.

May 15 10:31

Scott Adams: Beto, Biden, Cuban, Healthcare, Comey, Brennan, The Border

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1128661804505108481

Beto’s cringeworthy, white privilege apologies on The View
Mark Cuban doesn’t think ANY Democrat candidate has a chance
The Democrat candidates would look a LOT more appealing IF…
…we weren’t comparing all of them to President Trump
Border news, almost none anymore, why?
Did coverage stop because President was correct all along?
Does border news now support the President? Confirm him?
Political left has GOALS
The problem is…how do you achieve those goals?
The left’s failure: lack of practical SYSTEMS to achieve goals
Political right uses SYSTEMS to achieve GOALS
SYSTEMS of the right are processes to achieve desired goals
Brennan says him and Clapper didn’t want to use Steele Dossier
Brennan says Comey pushed to use it for FISA
14 year old ran a poll on whether she should kill herself
69% said yes

May 15 10:28

IT’S IN THE WEEDS: HERBICIDE LINKED TO HUMAN LIVER DISEASE

SOURCE: UC SAN DIEGO HEALTH
By Debra Kamin

Glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Monsanto’s popular weed killer Roundup, has been linked to liver disease in animal models. In a new study, the first of its kind, researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine report an association between the herbicide and negative effects upon the human liver.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mike and I needed to go into the local hardware store yesterday, and were gob-smacked in seeing Round-up so prominently displayed.

I don't think that the execs at this company have wrapped their collective heads around what these class action lawsuits against this company, and ultimately, theirs, for selling this stuff, may hurt their bottom line, big time.

May 15 10:07

Varney Begs For Pity On Poor Monsanto After Massive RoundUp Cancer Verdict

Fox Business anchor Stuart Varney on Tuesday lashed out at a California court after it awarded more than $2 billion to a couple who accused Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer of causing cancer.

In a rant on his Fox Business show, Varney insisted that the cancer victims had been awarded too much money.

“I’m going to call that a travesty of justice,” Varney explained. “Get your case in front of a sympathetic jury and who knows how much money you can walk away with. But is it justice?”“There’s more [Monsanto] lawsuits to come,” the host warned. “The German company which makes Roundup faces absolute ruin.”

May 15 10:04

Destructive Pest Spreads to a Third of China in 4 Months

Chinese authorities recently confirmed that the fall armyworm has invaded 11 of China’s 31 provinces, destroying corn and other staple crops. They estimated on May 9 that the pest will expand to Hebei Province, Beijing, and all other regions of China by this summer.

The fall armyworm (FAW) is native to the Americas, and in its larval stage, can eat through and cause damage to crops such as corn, rice, wheat, sorghum, barley, sugarcane, cotton, soybeans, and peanuts.

There is currently no large-scale solution to get rid of the pest.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published a foreign agriculture report on April 30 explaining that this crop-eating pest was first detected in China in late January, entering from nearby Burma. It does not have natural predators in China.

If China cannot stop the spread of the FAW, it may destroy this year’s harvests and threaten China’s food security.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Biological warfare?

May 15 08:29

Mortality Algorithm Can Predict Heart Attack, Death With 90% Accuracy

An algorithm which can predict whether a person will have a heart attack or die with 90% accuracy has been developed by researchers at Finland's Turku PET Centre.

Utilizing similar machine learning functions as those employed by Netflix and Spotify to personalize content, a team led by Dr. Luis Eduardo Juarez-Orozco programmed the LogitBoost algorithm to use 85 variables to calculate the risk to the health of 950 test subjects who were subject to a host of scans and tests prior to being treated via traditional methods.

After patients complained of chest pain, their data was collected and used to 'train' the algorithm, which 'learned' the risks over a six-year period, during which it achieved 90% success at predicting 24 heart attacks and 49 deaths from any cause.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What we need, besides non-GMO food, is prevention, and change of life styles to help in this regard.

7th Day Adventists are ovo-lacto vegetarians; and their general health scores are generally off-the-chart good!!

This is why, any time I know a person who is having health challenges on Oahu, I suggest that they get a nutritional consultation from the local 7th Day Adventist managed hospital; these folks have used food as a weapon for wellness, for decades.

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