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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 10:29

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 09:02

The stupid reason Apple is using to try to stop you from fixing your own iPhone

As Apple's iPhone business hits soggy ground, the company redoubled its efforts to get a right to repair bill in California pulled, offering up a plainly stupid reason why owners shouldn't fix their own iPhones.

According to Motherboard, Apple, along with lobbyists from tech trade organization CompTIA, reportedly told legislators that owners trying to fix their own iPhones could hurt themselves in the process if they damaged the lithium-ion battery.

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.

May 01 17:07

Stasi State: Amazon "Ring" Doorbell Surveillance Wants To Create A Crime News Network

By Aaron Kesel

Amazon is currently looking to hire someone with the title “Managing Editor, News" for its Ring doorbell surveillance hardware and software which wants to create a Stasi police state run by citizens themselves.

Activist Post has previously warned you that it’s not enough that Amazon is on record working with the FBI with its Facial Rekogntion biometric software … no, Amazon is also spying on customers of its recently purchased home surveillance cameras called "Ring" ...

May 01 12:22

FDA: AMBIEN IS MAKING PEOPLE KILL THEMSELVES WHILE ASLEEP

Sleep medications including Ambien have become infamous for prompting people to act bizarrely in a semi-sleeping stupor — but now the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will require sleeping pill manufacturers to post warnings on labels, according to The New York Times.

May 01 11:42

Straight up: How the Kentucky bourbon industry is going high tech

Afternoon sunlight filters through the dusty windows of a 125-year-old bourbon warehouse as Wild Turkey master distiller Eddie Russell explains the process of making Kentucky's most famous export.

As Russell talks about the nuances of his art, the intoxicating scent of aging bourbon fills the air in the warehouse, which sits serenely on Wild Turkey Hill overlooking the Kentucky River and houses more than 14,000 bourbon barrels.

"You're smelling the angel's share. You're smelling some of that oak, some of the whiskey that's coming out of that oak, some of the water," he said. It's called the angel's share not because it's heavenly, but because it evaporates into the atmosphere before ever touching human lips.

May 01 11:35

Burger King says demand for its plant-based Impossible Burgers is outstripping supply as the company that supplies them pledges to open its factory longer and employ more staff

Demand for fake-meat products produced by Impossible Foods is so high that the company is running out of stock amid unprecedented demand and a lucrative deal with Burger King.

It was announced yesterday that Burger King would offer a plant-based burger, the Impossible Whopper, produced by Impossible Foods, at all its locations throughout the United States by the end of 2019. Burger King has over 7,000 locations across the country.

However, Impossible has reached out to distributors and restaurants to let them know that an Impossible shortage is 'entirely possible' and that demand is 'outpacing the company's manufacturing capabilities,' as first reported by Eater.

Impossible Foods issued a statement Tuesday saying it was stretched thin because of growth in 'every sales category' where it does business, including restaurants, theme parks and college campuses. The company is struggling from 'demand greatly outstripping supply.'

May 01 10:11

Democratic 2020 hopeful Pete Buttigieg is forced into swift backtrack after saying 'personal or religious exemptions' to vaccines should be allowed

Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg was forced into a hasty backtrack after his team said he supported 'some exceptions' to mandatory vaccines.

The Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, said there could be 'personal or religious exemptions' allowing people to opt out of the injections.

'Pete does support some exceptions, except during a public health emergency to prevent an outbreak,' his spokesman told Buzzfeed News.

May 01 09:59

COINCIDENCE – CONVENIENCE – CONSPIRACY?

Now, before you get all worked up into a warm and fuzzy rejections of such an audacious claim, consider the following. George W. Bush gave the pharmaceutical industry a big bone when he gave them federal Medicare and Medicaid coverage. That’s like telling them they’ve got an unlimited advertising budget – have you seen more Big Pharma ads on TV lately? In other words, he told the pharmaceutical industry, that they would be paid whatever they wanted for medications they provided to any Federally subsidized patients on those two programs which are growing exponentially and both bankrupt, but people are still getting sick, and they’ve been convinced by propaganda to rely upon Big Pharma for their daily “fix”. It comes to 9 – 13 prescriptions a year for the elderly.

May 01 09:40

Trump EPA Sides With Bayer/Monsanto, Claims Cancer-Causing Weedkiller ‘Safe’

By Alex Formuzis

The Environmental Protection Agency said today the active ingredient in Bayer-Monsanto’s carcinogenic weedkiller Roundup is safe, ignoring a growing body of independent research showing a strong connection between glyphosate and cancer in humans.

“Today’s decision by Administrator Wheeler, like virtually every one he and the Trump administration make, completely ignores science in favor of polluters like Bayer,” said EWG President Ken Cook. “This move by EPA should not come as a surprise. Under the control of Trump and Wheeler, the agency is virtually incapable of taking steps to protect people from dangerous chemicals like glyphosate.”...

Apr 30 18:31

Duke Univ Finds Possible Link Between Autism and Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy

An international team led by Duke-NUS Medical School has found a potential link between autistic-like behaviour in adult mice and exposure to a common antidepressant in the womb. They also identified a treatment that helped improve memory loss and social interactions, according to the new study published in the journal Molecular Brain...

Apr 30 10:39

California’s High-Speed Train Makes Solyndra Look Like a Bargain

By David Boaz

The ongoing saga of California’s high-speed bullet train may end up being as classic a story of Democratic politicians’ hubris as the Solyndra debacle. The difference is that the bullet train is still going—well, not the train itself, but the taxpayer spending on the planning—despite some optimism earlier this year that Gov. Gavin Newsom was going to put the project out of its misery. A Los Angeles Times story last week by Ralph Vartabedian is a deep dive on the consulting companies that have been intimately involved in the whole process. Here’s the most revealing nugget...

Apr 30 10:33

Suspend All Existing FDA Vaccine Drug Approvals as Violating 1986 Childhood Vaccine Injury Act

The President promised to act expeditiously on the critical issue of Vaccine Safety, for the safety of our children, and is bound by the Article II, Section 3 provision of the Constitution that the President “shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed...” The FDA has failed, for over 30 years, to obey the safety and reporting provisions of the 1986 Childhood Vaccine Injury Act thereby rendering all current vaccine approvals unlawful We call upon the President to intervene with FDA pending petition & suspend all current vaccine drug approvals until, and unless, the existing law is enforced, requiring safer vaccines and full annual reports to Congress and the Public regarding vaccine safety. FDA Petition: FDA-2019-P-1130-0001.

Apr 30 09:55

The New Yorker Interviews Former Nat’l Security Director on How 5G is “Terrifying”: Cybersecurity, “Previously Unthinkable Surveillance Potential,” and Health Risks

By B.N. Frank

The New Yorker published an article yesterday – “The Terrifying Potential of the 5G Network.”

In 2018, Robert Spalding’s job as senior director for strategic planning at the National Security Council included studying ways to insure that 5G can be made secure from cyberattacks. He seemed more than qualified for the job. In his interview with The New Yorker, he provides intricate details of why we should all be freaking out over 5G regardless of who installs it. His warnings also go beyond cybersecurity risks...

Apr 30 08:53

WHEN THE NEWS MEDIA TELLS YOU “STUDIES PROVE IT’S SAFE”

How pharmaceutical companies hide negative studies.

It’s baked right into the system.

When the news media tells you “studies prove it’s safe” you need to watch this video to understand what that really means.

How bad is the system?

A drug known to kill people can be marketed widely and only withdrawn AFTER it has killed tens of thousands of people.

And this is the work of university researchers.

Imagine how clueless your local doctor is.

Apr 29 10:29

Big pharma war: India slams US for crusading against cheap generics

Washington’s push for intellectual property rights in the pharma industry is an attack on India’s generic drug trade, New Delhi says as a US government report accuses India of distributing counterfeit drugs worldwide.

Authorities in New Delhi were appalled as the “Special 301 report” published by the United States Trade Representative (USTR) on Saturday pinpointed India – alongside China – as the leading global sources of counterfeit medicines. The document, which reviews the state of intellectual property protection around the world, also alleges that up to 20 percent of drugs sold on the Indian market are fake and represent a danger to public health and safety.

Apr 29 10:27

U.S Navy Acknowledges: MMR Vaccine Caused Viral Mumps Outbreak

Since December, 2018, the U.S. Navy warship Fort McHenry which was deployed to the Persian Gulf, has been quarantined, stranded at sea because of a Viral Mumps Outbreak that has stricken 27 sailors and Marines. All service members on the ship had been vaccinated with the MMR — measles/mumps/rubella—vaccine, but the vaccine is defective. The mumps takes 25 days to incubate.

“The ship hasn’t made a port call since early January and now isn’t likely to for at least another month — a very long stretch at sea that’s a morale killer for the crew. Typically deployed US warships have port calls at least once a month to repair systems and rest the crew.”

Apr 29 10:20

UCLA, Cal State LA Quarantine Students Who Cannot Prove They Had Measles Vaccination

A quarantine order has been issued for hundreds of students and staff at two major Los Angeles universities – the University of California, Los Angeles, and California State University Los Angeles — who may have been exposed to measles and either have not been vaccinated or cannot verify that they have immunity.

UCLA reported that, as of Wednesday, there were 119 students and 8 faculty members were ordered to avoid contact with others. However, by Friday morning than number had fallen, with less than 50 staff and students yet to prove their immunization status. One student remained quarantined on campus.

Apr 29 08:57

GOOGLE TRACKS YOUR LOCATION AND SHARES IT WITH POLICE, EVEN WHEN YOUR PHONE IS OFF

The location data is stored inside a Google database known as Sensorvault, which contains detailed location records of hundreds of millions of devices from around the world. The records reportedly contain location data going back to 2009. The data is collected whether or not users are making calls or using apps.

Apr 29 08:53

ROUNDUP THE CRIMINALS! MONSANTO ON THE ROPES – SECRET EMAILS EXPOSE THE FAKE SCIENCE TO ACHIEVE ACCEPTANCE OF GLYPHOSATE & ROUNDUP HERBICIDE!!!

Legally Poisoned – You’re Dead! This is scary stuff. Remember, REGULATORY AGENCIES ARE SET UP BY THOSE (CORPORATIONS) WHO ARE TO BE REGULATED SO THEY NEVER GET CAUGHT FOR THEIR CRIMES LET ALONE PUNISHED!!! The EPA has turned a blind eye for 40 years that they’ve approved Roundup/Glyphosate. Listen to Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Del Bigtree and the attorney that won the San Francisco Case against Monsanto. This is heady stuff!

Apr 29 08:27

The measles outbreak is a massive false flag; nearly all outbreaks are caused by infected migrants, not American children

“Think about how cold-blooded it is, that the bureaucrats and the UN and the globalists that control our government, opened our borders and told the entire Third World, filled with diseases, to pour into our nation,” reports Alex Jones in a bombshell new video called “The Measles Outbreak is a Giant False Flag and Hoax.”

He continues:

Then the CDC reports from local health departments across the country that it’s the illegal aliens, called “migrants,’ that are spreading the measles, the mumps, the rubella, the pertussis, and all these record-level diseases hitting Europe and the United States… and then we’re told that those of us who haven’t taken the hundreds of mandated vaccines are to blame.

This whole thing is a false flag… the measles are real, but the admitted cause is the illegal aliens and the government not testing them at the border… this is outrageous and this is criminal… this is a national health emergency.

Apr 29 07:37

'US oil sanctions on Iran harm global markets’ stability'

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Ain't that right , boys ?
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Apr 28 12:25

More Creepy Surveillance Capitalism: Kroger and Walgreens Installing Cameras in Stores to Read Shoppers’ Facial Expressions to Sell Them More Stuff

By B.N. Frank

It’s reasonable to expect stores to install security cameras to protect themselves from theft and property damage. But is it reasonable for them to install facial recognition cameras to determine shoppers’ moods to try to sell them more stuff? After all, stores are already able to collect data from shoppers who use store discount cards. Why is it now necessary for them to know how elated we are when we find toilet paper on sale...

Apr 27 14:33

Can there ever be a sensible discussion about vaccines & why they are not safe?

What one learns as the most important and irreversible axiom of U.S. law is that FACT or TRUTH is the ultimate legal defense, which cannot be nullified! However, that principle apparently does not apply to pharmacological science where FRAUD and corporate vested interests reign supreme, especially in vaccinology, a science rendered as “consensus” not actual and factual, as has been divulged by numerous whistleblowers over the last several years. Even U.S. federal health agencies, i.e., the FDA, are known for their fraudulent ways.

Apr 27 10:24

Verizon Announces 20 More U.S. Cities to Get 5G Despite Telecom Admitting No Studies Say It’s Safe, Widespread Opposition, 5G Failure, and Future Lawsuits

By B.N. Frank

Telecom Industry executives cannot offer ANY scientific evidence that 5G is harmless and there is research that has already proven 5G IS harmful. Nevertheless...

Apr 27 10:19

In "Stunning Decision" Bayer Shareholders Dump CEO Over Disastrous Monsanto Purchase

Bayer, also known as IG Farben back in the day, survived World War II (which it helped fund for Hitler's war effort while recruiting a an army of slave workers), but it may not survive the worst acquisition in its history: the disastrous $63 billion purchase of Monsanto in 2018, which also brought over the infamous carcinogenic weed-killer Roundup, and with it countless lawsuits and legal charges.

Apr 27 09:39

CDC admits measles outbreak is caused by people from other countries who enter the United States and spread the disease

In the first four months of 2019, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have confirmed 555 cases of measles across 20 states. In comparison, there were 382 cases in all of 2018 and just 120 back in 2017. Five years ago, there were 667 confirmed cases, spurring media frenzy. In their latest report, the CDC admits that measles cases are actually coming from international travelers. “These outbreaks are linked to travelers who brought measles back from other countries such as Israel, Ukraine, and the Philippines, where large measles outbreaks are occurring,” says the CDC.

Apr 27 09:38

Japan’s medical freedom: No vaccine mandates and healthier children

As politicians in the United States do their best to remove Americans’ freedom of choice when it comes to vaccines, Japan has medical freedom. There are no vaccine mandates in Japan and their children are growing up healthier than ours.

(Article by Mac Slavo republished from SHTFPlan.com)

Officials in California are desperately trying to take away the rights of their residents by seeking to override medical opinion about whether or not a person is fit for vaccination, while politicians in New York are mandating the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine for 6-12-month-old infants even though that vaccine’s safety and effectiveness “has not been established.” (Link to Merck’s website – the creator of the MMR vaccine,) By Merck’s own admission, this vaccine is probably not safe, especially for infants.

Apr 27 08:29

US Oil Companies To Make Billions Out Of Tougher Sanctions On Iran

The market value of US drilling companies has increased by billions of dollars, after Washington announced that it will not renew sanctions waivers granted to eight countries allowing them to import oil from Iran. The companies, which are concentrated in states such as Texas, Oklahoma and California, look like being the main winners from tougher US sanctions on Iran, Bloomberg has reported .

The US decision has also increased the profits of US energy companies that are among the biggest beneficiaries of sanctions aimed at crippling Iran and pushing it to the negotiating table.

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US crude plunges 2.9%, settling at $63.30, after Trump says he told OPEC to tame fuel costs

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Average US price of gas spikes 13 cents per gallon, to $2.91

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Apr 26 11:50

Smirnoff Vodka Switches to Non-GMO Corn, Upsets Big Ag

By Jeffrey Green

Smirnoff vodka is now made with non-GMO corn. Apparently, they made the announcement a few months ago but didn’t get much exposure in the corporate or independent media...

Apr 26 08:50

Ditching Your Smartphone May Actually Help You Live Longer

By Elias Marat

It may come as little surprise, but as it turns out, smartphones aren’t actually making our lives easier.

Whether it’s the constant pinging of notifications vying for our attention, the temptation of playing around on our phones at all hours of the day, the blue light of LED screens degrading our eyesight and sleep patterns, the inexorable growth of a culture of distraction, or the mounting proof that social media can make our lives miserable, the evidence has grown irrefutable that we should probably reevaluate our dependence on our smartphones...

Apr 25 14:59

FDA Approves New Treatment For ADHD Using Electrical Shocks To The Forehead

There’s an exciting breakthrough for the treatment of ADHD, and it does not involve drugs.

It’s the first FDA-approved medical device for the condition and CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez reports that it works by stimulating nerves in the forehead.

The device, called Monarch eTNS, stimulates different nerves in a similar way that studies have shown stimulating nerves in the neck are effective for controlling epilepsy and depression.

It’s easy to think of ADHD as just young kids, usually boys, being full of energy and rambunctious – until you see what one mother deals with when her nine-year-old is unmedicated.

Apr 25 13:20

Splinternet Protest: Stop ACTA 2 Activists Start Online Petition To Save Internet To Be Delivered To European Commission

By Aaron Kesel

Stop ACTA 2 activists comprised of Anonymous, Pirates, and Internet freedom advocates have started a new Change.org petition to be delivered to the European Commission on May 26th after European elections, with new politicians set to take over leadership...

Apr 25 04:35

Boeing Takes $1bln Hit Amid Grounding of 737 MAX Planes

US aircraft manufacturer Boeing announced that it has taken on $1 billion in additional costs due to the grounding of its global 737 MAX fleet following two deadly crashes and the subsequent reduction in the plane’s production rate, CFO Gregory Smith stated during the company’s first-quarter earnings call on Wednesday.
Boeing on Wednesday abandoned its 2019 financial outlook, halted share buybacks and said lowered production due to the grounding of its fastest-selling 737 MAX jet after two fatal plane crashes in six months had cost it at least $1 billion so far, World News reported.

The world's largest planemaker is facing one of the biggest crises in its 103-year history following the disasters on Lion Air in Indonesia in October and another on Ethiopian Airlines on March 10, which together killed all 346 on board.

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(*One Billion Dollars and it only netted 346 ? That really says something about the costs of The Trump Population Reduction Plan)

Apr 23 17:32

Fewer than half of Kiwi customers say banks can be trusted

Consumers tend to be satisfied with their banks overall but less than half think banks can be trusted and almost two-thirds doubt they have their customers' best interests at heart.

Consumer NZ's latest annual banking survey found that, overall, 60 per cent of respondents were happy with the service they were getting from their bank, about the same result as in last year's survey.

However, only 47 per cent said they think banks can be trusted and only 35 per cent said they think banks have their best interests at heart.

About 68 per cent think bank profits show banks are charging too much and only 33 per cent agreed that banks charge customers fairly and that competition keeps their charges competitive.

Apr 23 08:27

Oil Price Hits Fresh 2019 High After US Ends Waivers for Importing Iran Oil

Brent crude oil price on Tuesday rose to its highest level this year, just hours after Washington decided not to renew waivers that allow eight countries to buy Iranian oil without facing the United States' punishment.
Brent, the international oil benchmark, rose 0.8 percent to $74.64 in early European trading on Tuesday, adding to gains on Monday to reach its highest level since early November.

On Monday, West Texas Intermediate (WTI), the US marker, crude futures hit their highest level since October 2018 at $65.95 per barrel before edging back to $65.89, which was still up 0.5 percent from their last settlement. On Tuesday, West Texas Intermediate increased 0.9 per cent to $66.13.

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Apr 23 08:27

BRAVE — The Future Of Content Creation, Curation And PRIVATE Internet Browsing: Review

By Aaron Kesel

The Brave browser is developed by former Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich. Brave’s privacy-first approach to accessing the Internet has driven the browser to popularity among privacy-conscious Web users. Brave is a also a step into the future by propelling mass adoption of cryptocurrency. Brave also vows to protect user data from information sharks online (data resellers or miners) trying to harvest user data for nefarious purposes; this process has been streamlined and anonymously filtered to provide the user with relevant ads, keeping both companies and users happy...

Apr 23 07:05

US Decision on Iran's Oil Exports May Destroy Nuclear Deal

The European Union regrets the United States' decision to halt waivers on sanctions against importers of Iranian oil, which may undermine the success of the nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Spokesperson for EU Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Maja Kocijancic said on Tuesday.

"We regret yesterday's announcement by the US not to renew all waivers. This further risks undermining the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action… . We, as the European Union, will continue to abide by the JCPOA as long as Iran continues the full and effective implementation of its nuclear-related commitments," Kocijancic told reporters.

Iran has warned Europeans, as the main beneficiaries of the agreement with the Islamic republic, that the nuclear deal between Tehran and the world powers will be in danger if European countries fail to fulfill their pledge to ease the US pressures and allow the Islamic Republic to reap the economic benefits of the deal.

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(*we're giving EU residents the same treatment were giving Venezuela, and apparently , our own Blue States )

Apr 23 06:48

Bottled Water Warning: 11 Brands Found to Contain Arsenic

Contamination of public water supply systems is a very real threat (Flint, we are looking at you), but unfortunately, bottled water isn’t always safer.

For years, we have known that much of the bottled water on the market is simply tap water that has been purified, poured into bottles with pretty labels, and sold for a hefty price. In other words, you could do the same thing with your faucet and a Big Berkey.

There are many contaminants that can be found in both tap and bottled water, including lead, pesticides, bacteria, nitrates, nitrites, chlorine, parasites, and arsenic.

Speaking of arsenic, a new investigation from Consumer Reports identified 11 brands of bottled water that contain detectable amounts of the naturally occurring (and toxic) element.

Apr 23 06:44

US Sanctions on Iranian Oil to Worsen Situation in Mideast, Cause Chaos at Energy Markets

Beijing on Tuesday once again lashed out at a US decision to end sanctions waivers it granted to some importers of Iranian oil, warning that it will fuel the “turmoil” in the troubled Middle East and in the global energy markets.

Calling the Washington decision a violation of Beijing's interests, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang said the US is operating outside its jurisdiction in unilaterally imposing the sanctions.

“China firmly opposes the US implementation of unilateral sanctions and its so-called long-armed jurisdiction”>>>

Apr 22 15:48

Consumer Alert: Tylenol's Empathy-Killing Properties Confirmed in 2nd Study

Over-the-counter painkillers have become classical examples of this, with so-called "low-dose" aspirin no longer considered safe enough to use for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and stroke, ibuprofen causing tens of thousands of deaths each year due to its recently discovered cardiotoxicity, and Tylenol’s adverse effects on the psychospiritual constitution of humanity only just beginning to surface on top of it’s already well-established extreme toxicity to the liver.

Apr 22 15:33

Boeing’s 737 Max Debacle: The Result of a Dangerously Pro-Automation Design Philosophy?

The aftermath of two crashes of Boeing 737 Max jets shortly after takeoff has led to the global grounding of the airplane. Boeing has been forced to cut production, and even so, undelivered planes are piling up. Big buyers like Southwest American Airlines have been forced to cancel flights during their peak time of year as a result of taking their 737s off line. American lengthened its 737 grounding to June 5 and Southwest, to August 5.

Even though Boeing is scrambling to fix the software meant to counter the 737 Max’s increased propensity to stall as a result of the placement of larger, more fuel=efficient engines in a way that reduced the stability of the plane in flight, it’s not clear that this will be adequate in terms of flight safety or the public perception of the plane>>>

Apr 22 13:38

The Lightbulb Conspiracy (Full Length - English Subtitles).mp4

Apr 22 12:23

Watch: Shocking Video Shows Parked Tesla Spontaneously Exploding In Chinese Garage

The video shows what appears to be security footage of a white Tesla that starts with smoke pouring out of the bottom of it. As people can be heard in the background talking in Mandarin, the car simply appears to spontaneously combust.

Before the video is written off as big oil conspiracy FUD, we should note that the Twitter user also has his own YouTube channel, which appears to mostly be positive content toward the brand.

The same user went on to post video of what appears to be the aftermath of the fire:

Apr 22 12:21

New Roundup-Cancer Lawsuit Exposes Cozy Relationship Between Monsanto And EPA

A third lawsuit related to claims that Monsanto’s Roundup causes cancer has revealed new details about the cozy relationship between the biotech giant and U.S. regulators.

On Monday, Monsanto Co. corporate spokesman William Reeves admitted the corporation has regularly communicated with U.S. regulatory agencies regarding reviews of the controversial Roundup herbicide. Reeves denied that Monsanto had given the agencies orders to follow. Reeves’ testimony came about during the latest lawsuit against biotech giant Monsanto, as Alva and Alberta Pilliod fight to prove that Roundup caused their cancer.

Apr 22 11:25

Redacted’s Karavani Aims Her Water Cannon at Nestle and Its Poland Spring Water Fraud

Nestlé is facing a class-action lawsuit from consumers in eight states in New England, based on claims that the Poland Spring brand is “100% Natural Spring Water.” The plaintiffs, from Maine to Pennsylvania, are alleging deceptive labeling.

A classic example is labeling something “all natural.” That label really means that all of the ingredients occur in nature, but it doesn’t guarantee a healthier product. There are plenty of unhealthy things in nature, like tobacco. However, the label “all natural” implies a healthier product because many other products are pumped full of chemicals. What Nestlé does is more egregious. They put “Poland Spring” on their water. Consumers often make the reasonable assumption the water comes from the Poland Spring in Maine that is the implied source. They then think it’s fresh spring water when in reality it’s groundwater.

Apr 22 10:06

THE NATIONAL DEBT IS THE MOST SERIOUS CRISIS AMERICA FACES

A generation ago, the national debt stood at just a smidgen over USD $4 trillion and a young presidential candidate named Bill Clinton was discussing a great plan he had to have it entirely paid off by now. Oops. The national debt is now 5.5 times bigger.

More than anything, this astoundingly bad public policy is the fault of Barack Obama, undoubtedly the most irresponsible president in our history…who added on more to the national debt than all other presidents combined in an orgy of Washington, DC, debauchery that saw the size of the federal government mushroom while hundreds of thousands of new bureaucrats were added to federal payrolls, and Washington, DC, housing prices skyrocketed as federal government employees and private industry sub-contractors paid for by the government reveled in their six-figure paychecks and outrageously lavish healthcare and pension plans… all paid for by us, the taxpayers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks as though winning a seat in Congress, or being one of the "sweetly monied" contractors it uses, is akin these days to winning the lottery; and a big one, at that.

Apr 22 05:29

Fatah: Arab States Pressing Palestinians to Accept Trump Deal

Some Arab states are exerting “immense pressure” on the Palestinians to accept President Donald Trump’s controversial Middle East plan, dubbed “the deal of the century”, a senior Fatah official said.

“Some Arab countries, especially Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, are very interested in the deal of the century,” the unnamed official told Al-Khaleej Online news.

“They are using all means, including political and financial blackmail, to force the Palestinians to accept the deal of the century despite all the dangers it poses to the Palestinian cause,” the official added.

Trump’s so-called “peace plan” is expected to be unveiled at the end of the holy month of Ramadan in June.

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Apr 21 09:47

New Results On Glyphosate Danger From TheRamazzini Institute - Hormonal Imbalance, More

As you read this article remember you can't get accuracy from EFSA. Going back to aspartame, the European Commission, Scientific Committee on Food did a review. OLAF found instead of a non-bias committee investigating aspartame one person made the decision. OLAF investigates fraud against the EU budget, corruption and serious misconduct within the European institutions, and develops anti-fraud policy for the European Commission. So the Scientific Committee on Food became inactive, and what Europe got in its place was EFSA, the European Food Safety Authority.

Apr 21 07:42

Will Italy and Venezuela expose central bank gold manipulation?

Venezuela requested, in 2011, the return of their gold, that was being held in the Federal Reserve Bank New York and in France, and ever since they made this announcement their economic problems have mushroomed.

Apr 19 19:08

Google’s Sensorvault Can Tell Police Where You’ve Been

By Jennifer Lynch

Do you know where you were five years ago? Did you have an Android phone at the time? It turns out Google might know—and it might be telling law enforcement...

Apr 19 10:32

Another Day, Another Facebook Scandal — Company Data Mined Email User Contacts From New Users

By Aaron Kesel

Facebook has another scandal; this time it has been revealed that the company’s password verification feature for new users collected contact data from users’ email accounts without their consent.

Business Insider revealed that Facebook had “harvested the email contacts of 1.5 million users without their knowledge or consent when they opened their accounts.” A security researcher e-sushi questioned why Facebook was asking for email passwords when new users signed up with the platform. Business Insider then discovered that if you did enter your email password, a message popped up saying it was “importing” your contacts, without asking for permission first...

Apr 18 13:29

FACEBOOK SAYS IT 'UNINTENTIONALLY UPLOADED' 1.5 MILLION PEOPLE'S EMAIL CONTACTS WITHOUT THEIR CONSENT

SOURCE: BUSINESSINSIDER.COM
Facebook harvested the email contacts of 1.5 million users without their knowledge or consent when they opened their accounts.

Since May 2016, the social-networking company has collected the contact lists of 1.5 million users new to the social network, Business Insider can reveal. The Silicon Valley company said the contact data was "unintentionally uploaded to Facebook," and it is now deleting them.

The revelation comes after pseudononymous security researcher e-sushi noticed that Facebook was asking some users to enter their email passwords when they signed up for new accounts to verify their identities, a move widely condemned by security experts. Business Insider then discovered that if you entered your email password, a message popped up saying it was "importing" your contacts without asking for permission first.

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One has to wonder; upon what criteria was this data collected?!?

Apr 18 13:08

CARL'S JR. TO TEST A CBD-INFUSED BURGER

On April 20 (4/20, duh), Carl's Jr. will sell a cannabidiol (CBD)-infused burger at one of their Denver, Colorado locations. It's called the Rocky Mountain High: CheeseBurger Delight.

Apr 18 10:13

Glyphosate Worse Than We Could Imagine

As new studies continue to point to a direct link between the widely-used glyphosate herbicide and various forms of cancer, the agribusiness lobby fights ferociously to ignore or discredit evidence of human and other damage. A second US court jury case just ruled that Monsanto, now a part of the German Bayer AG, must pay $ 81 million in damages to plaintiff Edwin Hardeman who contracted non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer. The ruling and a line-up of another 11,000 pending cases in US courts going after the effects of glyphosate, have hit Bayer AG hard with the company announcing several thousand layoffs as its stock price plunges.

Apr 18 08:47

Third Roundup-Cancer Lawsuit Exposes Cozy Relationship Between the EPA and Monsanto

By Derrick Broze

A third lawsuit related to claims that Monsanto’s Roundup causes cancer has revealed new details about the cozy relationship between the biotech giant and U.S. regulators.

On Monday, Monsanto Co. corporate spokesman William Reeves admitted the corporation has regularly communicated with U.S. regulatory agencies regarding reviews of the controversial Roundup herbicide. Reeves denied that Monsanto had given the agencies orders to follow. Reeves’ testimony came about during the latest lawsuit against biotech giant Monsanto, as Alva and Alberta Pilliod fight to prove that Roundup caused their cancer...

Apr 18 06:49

Organ donor? Organs are cut out of patients’ bodies even while they are conscious and aware, horrifying new science study reveals

If you’re an organ donor, you might have chosen that status out of a sense of goodwill, thinking that medical personnel don’t harvest your organs until after you’re dead and unconscious. But a new scientific study reveals that organ harvesting is very likely taking place even while patients are still conscious, even though their hearts have stopped beating.

This means that patients are fully aware — and experience all the pain — of doctors rapidly cutting into their bodies and slicing away their organs in order to generate “transplant profits” for the corrupt medical system.

Apr 17 19:27

Cell Phone Radiation Facts and the Dangers of Corporate Censorship

By Arjun Walia

It is no longer a secret or an overlooked rumor that cell phone radiation poses serious health risks to the consumer. Are cell phone companies now educating consumers on radiation levels and health risks or does this information continue to be censored, hidden beneath the hype of evolving technology and novel trends? The public cannot rely on corporations to choose full disclosure and consumer well-being over profits and censorship. Learn the facts on cell phone radiation for yourself...

Apr 17 14:07

FACEBOOK WORKING ON CREEPY NEW VOICE ASSISTANT NOBODY WANTS OR NEEDS

Just what we needed, said exactly no one. Since early 2018, Facebook's artificial intelligence team has been developing an AI voice assistant to compete with the likes of Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri, reports Salvador Rodriguez of CNBC/NBC News.

Apr 17 11:34

Nestlé And Carrefour Trial Blockchain For Greater Food Transparency

By Diana Ngo

Swiss food and drink multinational Nestlé and French hypermarket chain Carrefour are trialing blockchain to provide consumers with greater transparency in the food sector.

From April 15, 2019, the technology will be applied to the famous Mousline instant mashed potato brand, available on shelves in Carrefour stores around France, to enable consumers to access reliable and unfalsifiable information on the supply chain and production of the products...

Apr 17 10:30

We Should All Regulate Facebook and Google

By Max Gulker

Our economy depends on the continued forward march of technological progress. But with this growth come new problems and, inevitably, new regulation. We must ensure that this regulation does not stifle tomorrow’s innovations, whose details we cannot predict in advance...

Apr 16 12:19

FOIA Request Template For Presentation To A City Council, Zoning Board Or Local Authority Regarding 5G+ Technology Implementation

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Here is a template FOIA Request a consumer used in her area to file a comprehensive 5G FOIA request. Correspondingly, concerned consumers can present it to proper local authorities to let them know “you mean business” about NO 5G in my back yard!...

Apr 16 09:19

Ground Beef Alert: E. Coli Outbreak and Three Recalls You Need to Know About

If you have any ground beef in your refrigerator or freezer, there are three serious alerts you need to know about.

The first is an expanding E. coli outbreak.

Here’s an overview from Food Safety News:

Ground beef, consumed at home or in restaurants, and possibly purchased in large packages from grocery stores just might be the source of the now six-state E. coli O103 outbreak, according to CDC.

In an update of its last report just three days earlier, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta shared its preliminary epidemiologic information that implicates ground beef for infecting at least 109 people. (source)

So far, seventeen people have been hospitalized, reports the CDC. No cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome (a type of kidney failure) have been reported, and no deaths have been reported.

Officials still don’t know the exact source of the tainted meat.

Apr 16 02:23

TEHRAN (FNA) Time to Ditch US Dollar

The United States government has been using the dollar as a convenient weapon of choice to preserve its global economic and geopolitical position for many decades.

This has been evident through illegal sanctions for Iran, Russia and Venezuela, as well as members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

For instance, in the last week, and in a response to a potential passage of the bipartisan No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act, known as NOPEC, in Congress that would enable the US Justice Department to sue OPEC for coordinating production, Saudi Arabia threatened to sell its oil in currencies other than the dollar. It said the plan had been discussed with OPEC members and that Riyadh had communicated the threat to senior US energy officials. Then later, Riyadh denied the report that it was threatening to sell its oil in currencies other than the dollar for passing NOPEC.

The implications of this new development are immense>>>

Apr 15 18:55

French Court Rules Monsanto Liable for Farmer’s Health Problems

Paul Francois, 55, said he suffered neurological damage after inhaling Monsanto’s Lasso in 2004. He sued the company arguing that the labeling on the product had been inadequate. Courts ruled in his favor in 2012 and 2015, but France’s top court overturned those rulings and ordered a new hearing.

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