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Asian Seafood Raised on Pig Feces Approved for U.S. Consumers

Asian Seafood Raised on Pig Feces Approved for U.S. Consumers

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Recent reports have raised great concern regarding farmed seafood specifically shrimp imported from Vietnam. This most recent report may make you rethink your seafood choices. “Would you like flies with that?” Seafood raised on pig feces and crawling with flies is being sold to U.S. consumers, according to a new report. The November issue of Bloomberg Markets magazine, in a piece on food poisoning and safety, says that it is common practice in some parts of Asia to feed fish pig waste. It describes, for example, the sanitary conditions at a fish factory on the southern coast of Vietnam. “Flies,” it says, “crawl over baskets of processed shrimp.”         The shrimp at some plants are packed in ice. That’s good. What’s bad: it’s ice made from water often found to be contaminated with bacteria and unfit for human consumption, say Bloomberg’s reporters in Hanoi. Vietnam ships 100 million pounds of shrimp a year to the U.S., about 8 percent of the shrimp sold in America. Reuters says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in June recommended removal from the U.S. market of South Korean shellfish, including clams and mussels, because, said the agency, the fish might have been exposed to human fecal waste or otherwise contaminated. At least 4 U.S. consumers have become ill after eating South Korean seafood, said the FDA…..read the rest of the story Rad More http://complete-health-and-happiness.com/asian-seafood-raised-on-pig-feces-approved-for-u-s-consumers/?t=chh...

John Stossel Has Cancer, Condemns Government Interference in Healthcare

John Stossel Has Cancer, Condemns Government Interference in Healthcare

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  John Stossel dropped a bombshell on Wednesday in his latest OpEd for Fox News.com, informing readers that he has lung cancer. The unflappable consumer reporter expressed more concern with his treatment at the “U.S. News & World Report ranked No.1” New York-Presbyterian Hospital than of his recent diagnosis, criticizing antiquated methods in their horrible costumer service despite its prestigious status. “I get X-rays, EKG tests, echocardiograms, blood tests. Are all needed? I doubt it.” The timbre of Stossel’s speech can almost be heard as you continue to read, “But no one discusses that with me or mentions the cost. Why would they? The patient rarely pays directly. Government or insurance companies pay.” Even the “new barcode” technology hospitals recently boast of is hardly a new innovation, Stossel points out that grocery stores have been using similar technology for decades. Why would modern medicine in the U.S. be so behind the times with modern-day communication? “…because hospitals are largely socialist bureaucracies,” Stossel says of the systemic pressures ailing our health care system, which ultimately create a divide between the doctor and their patients. “Instead of answering to consumers, which forces businesses to be nimble, hospitals report to government, lawyers and insurance companies,” he says. Always resolute, Stossel maintains that government regulation and lack of a free market system is largely to blame, Nurses must follow state regulations that stipulate things like, “Notwithstanding subparagraph (i) of paragraph (a) of this subdivision, a nurse practitioner, certified under section sixty-nine hundred ten of this article and practicing for more than three thousand six hundred hours may comply with this paragraph in lieu of complying with the requirements of paragraph (a)…” “Try running a business with rules like that,” he says. This advise will fall on many deaf ears of the left, but he has a few more punches left for those who still think that a government managed healthcare is best. Leftists say the solution to such problems is government health care. But did they not notice what happened at Veterans Affairs? Bureaucrats let veterans die, waiting for care. When the scandal was exposed, they didn’t stop. USA Today reports that the abuse continues. Sometimes the VA’s suicide hotline goes to voicemail....

Why Is The Federal Government Installing Mysterious Boxes On Utility Poles?

Why Is The Federal Government Installing Mysterious Boxes On Utility Poles?

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  The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives has claimed ownership of a mysterious box that was removed from a utility pole in Phoenix, Arizona. Phoenix resident Brian Clegg was concerned about a box he witnessed being installed on a power pole. Clegg said the box was facing his house and he believed it may have had cameras inside. The pole was owned by Arizona’s largest power provider, SRP, who claimed no one had permission to put the box on their pole. Brian Clegg says shortly afterwards SRP sent a crew to remove the box. Shortly after ABC15 investigated the matter, the bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives(ATF), a branch of the U.S. Department of Justice, acknowledged installing the box as part of an ongoing investigation. Officials with the ATF would not provide details about their alleged investigation and would not confirm if they were conducting surveillance in the area. “I don’t feel safer,” said Brian Clegg. “I feel that my privacy has been violated.” SRP told ABC15 they were unaware the box had been installed and that the ATF has to notify them if they are going install something on their property. The ATF told ABC15 they can put security measures in place without asking for permission. Obviously the federal government feels comfortable doing whatever it wants to do, whenever it wants to, law be damned. One other interesting aspect of Clegg’s story is the fact that he claims the crew who installed the box came in a truck marked “Field Pros.” The thought of undercover government agents installing surveillance equipment while masquerading as utility workers is highly disturbing and sounds like a scene right out of a Hollywood film. Unfortunately, Phoenix is not the only city to have surveillance equipment installed by an agency of the federal government. In November 2013, Seattle residents pushed back against the installation of several mesh network nodes attached to utility poles around the downtown area. The nodes were purchased by the Seattle Police Department via a $2.7 million grant from the Department of Homeland Security. The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington and privacy advocates were immediately concerned about the ability of the nodes to gather user...

Media Implicates Saudis in Plotting of 9/11, Distracts From U.S. and Israel Involvement

Media Implicates Saudis in Plotting of 9/11, Distracts From U.S. and Israel Involvement

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This article is published with permission, and linked attribution to Brandon Martinez of  Non-Aligned Media Recently the mainstream media has been plastered with headlines exposing how Saudi Arabia was instrumental in implementing the attacks on 9/11, and how it had been “classified” originally only because of Saudi backmail. The recent wave of stories points to the House of Saud as the true architects of 9/11, not Osama Bin Laden and the CIA backed Taliban jihadist fighters hiding in the mountains of Afghanistan. Allegedly, the reason the government covered the Saudi involvement originally was because of “financial pressure” from the Gulf state.  The New York Times ran a story claiming that the Saudis threatened to sell $750 billion in U.S. treasury bills if the congress passed the 9/11 bill. The New York Post published a story headlined “How U.S. covered up Saudi’s role in 9/11” which lays out the supposed smoking gun evidence that members of the Saudi regime and royal family bankrolled some of the alleged 9/11 hijackers, 15 of whom were Saudi they now constantly remind us. At the time of the 9/11 attacks, Saudi prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal bin Abdulaziz al Saud  owned 7-9% of News corporation, and was the second-largest voting shareholder in 21st Century Fox. Immediately after the September 11 attacks, Al-Waleed gave a check for $10 million dollars to New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. In August 2011, Al-Waleed announced that his company had contracted Bin Laden Group to build the tallest building in the world.                 This barrage of stories may be designed to shift public scrutiny of 9/11 away from the Neo-conservative/Zionists that controlled the U.S. government during 9/11, and onto the Saudi Arabian government. Not only do these stories infer that the Saudi regime sponsored the 9/11 attacks, but they also implant the idea that the Saudis were responsible for the U.S. government’s cover-up of what happened. The result is a picture painted in the public’s mind of a dominating Saudi Arabia overpowering a helpless and innocent U.S., while obscuring the evidence of U.S. and Israeli involvement. This narrative benefits the same neo-conservative/Zionist interests who have dominated U.S. foreign policy since the events of September 11th. AIPAC sponsors and their American politician puppets have had ample time and motive to both lobby for 9/11 Truth and justice, or to cover up...

Vaccine injury suspected in prince’s death

Vaccine injury suspected in prince’s death

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Singer, songwriter, producer and performer, Prince, passed away this afternoon. His body was discovered at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota. Medical officials have yet to release their version of events, however, the peculiar set of events preceding one of the most famous artists of all-time point to a vaccine injury. While the singer was pronounced dead today, the circumstances surrounding his death began on April 15th, when his private jet was forced to make an emergency landing to treat “a medical emergency” while flying over Illinois. The next day, Prince was able to perform at a concert, noting to those fans in attendance that he was better. However, his people later noted that Prince was battling a flu. At 3:30 PM PST on the 15th, celebrity gossip media giant, TMZ, reported the singer’s potential battle with influenza. 3:30 PM PST — A rep for Prince tells TMZ, the singer has been fighting the flu for several weeks. He canceled 2 shows on April 7th but wanted to make Thursday night’s performance in Atlanta, even though he was still not feeling well. After the show, he got on a plane and felt considerably worse, so his plane made an emergency landing in Moline, Illinois, where he was taken to the hospital and treated. He was released 3 hours later, got back on the plane and is now back home.   The medical emergency which caused the plane to land remains unclear, but suspicion is now high that Prince was potentially given a flu shot injection or heavy doses of Tamiflu. Prince suffers from epilepsy, and the flu shot can be deadly for those suffering from that illness. Status Epilepticus: Different Types, Different Risks (posted 7/24/08) Status epilepticus (SE) is a medical emergency and is defined as seizure activity lasting for more than 30 minutes. This activity may be either continuous or a series of seizures without recovery between them. Many patients with epilepsy are understandably concerned about the potential consequences of experiencing an episode of SE. (source). The key will be the discovery of Prince being given a flu shot, which isn’t clear as of yet. However the situation seems to reflect such potential. Why do so many people...

Female Student Said, ‘I’m Fine and I Wasn’t Raped.’ University Investigated, Expelled Boyfriend Anyway.

Female Student Said, ‘I’m Fine and I Wasn’t Raped.’ University Investigated, Expelled Boyfriend Anyway.

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  Colorado State University-Pueblo suspended a male athlete for years after he was found responsible for sexually assaulting a female trainer. But the trainer never accused him of wrongdoing, and said repeatedly that their relationship was consensual. She even stated, unambiguously, “I’m fine and I wasn’t raped.” That’s according to the athlete’s lawsuit against CSUP, which persuasively argues that the university not only deprived him of fundamental due process rights, but also denied sexual agency to an adult woman. Taken at face value, this case appears to represent one of the most paternalistic, puritanically anti-sex witch hunts ever reported on a college campus. But that’s not the only reason this case is interesting. The student-athlete, Grant Neal, has named the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights as a co-defendant. OCR’s Title IX guidance to universities “encourages male gender bias and violation of due process right during sexual misconduct investigations,” according to a statement from Neal’s legal team. Earlier this month, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education and the law firm of Kaiser, LeGrand & Dillon offered to represent a student who is willing to sue OCR. While Neal has retained different legal representation, it appears that his lawyer—Andrew Miltenberg—is prepared to make similar arguments against Title IX overreach. (More on that in a bit.) Neal’s expulsion (it’s silly to call it a “suspension”; multi-year suspensions are expulsions) stemmed from his allegedly improper sexual relationship with a female student and athletic trainer, Jane Doe. In the fall of 2015, Neal was a sophomore at CSUP: he and Doe became good friends and eventually developed romantic feelings for each other. Sexual relationships between athletes and trainers are frowned upon, however, so they first attempted to remain friends. On October 23, they went to the movies together. Afterward, they kissed and engaged in consensual sexual behavior. They did so the following evening as well. These were not drunken hookups: these were mutually-agreed upon encounters, according to the details in the lawsuit. At one point, Neal expressed concerns about giving Doe a hickey—a kiss mark on her neck—because the other trainers might notice it. Doe encouraged him to do so anyway, and promised to wear a hoodie the next day. These and...

Boston Marathon Bombing ‘Victim’ Admits Hoax

Boston Marathon Bombing ‘Victim’ Admits Hoax

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Judge Peter Krupp on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, sentenced 41-year-old Joanna Leigh (right), a Jamaica Plain resident, to a three-month probation term for lying about being a victim of the Boston Marathon bombings and receiving $40,000 from various charities and organizations. The judge also ordered her to undergo a mental health evaluation, to pay back the $40,000, and to perform 300 hours of community service. (Associated Press/Screenshot) VIA| Judge Peter Krupp sentenced Joanna Leigh to a three-month probation term and ordered her to undergo a mental health evaluation. Joanna Leigh scammed $40,000 in cash and benefits from public agencies and private donations after pretending to have suffered injuries during the Boston bombings. Masslive.com reports: “This defendant exploited the compassion of people and agencies who wanted to help those in need,” Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. “Every dollar she received was stolen from someone who truly deserved it.” Leigh had attended a viewing party near the marathon finish line on April 15, 2013, but she left before the bombs went off. Although she wasn’t injured in the terrorist attacks, she sought medical treatment about two weeks later, claiming she suffered a traumatic brain injury when she ran toward the second bomb blast to help wounded people. All told, Leigh received some $40,000 from various sources after claiming she was a victim of the bombings. Conley’s office broke down Leigh’s scam as follows: About $900 in cosmetic dermatology services for facial redness – a procedure she had already undergone at least once prior to the bombings; About $9,350 through a GoFundMe page she created, using another person’s name and likeness to suggest she was badly injured in the bombing and not receiving assistance; About $18,000 in cash and services through the Massachusetts Victims of Violent Crime Compensation program; About $1,850 in cash through a fundraiser held by students and faculty at Mattapan’s Mildred Avenue Middle School, who believed she was a marathon bombing victim; and $8,000 through the One Fund, which was created to assist those who were injured and the families of those who were killed in the bombings. Leigh waged a campaign against One Fund, accusing the charity of malfeasance when it sought the medical records...

U.S. Ranks 41st In Press Freedom Index Thanks To ‘War On Whistleblowers’

U.S. Ranks 41st In Press Freedom Index Thanks To ‘War On Whistleblowers’

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The U.S. is ranked 41 out of 180 countries in Reporters Without Borders’ World Press Freedom Index, which measures the “level of freedom of information in 180 countries.” According to the organization, the U.S. moved from 49 in 2015 to 41 this year, though it warned that the “relative improvement by comparison hides overall negative trends.” Citing the U.S. government’s “war on whistleblowers who leak information about its surveillance activities, spying and foreign operations, especially those linked to counter-terrorism,” and the country’s lack of a “shield law” that would allow journalists to protect confidential sources, the report takes a decidedly negative view of U.S. press freedom. Some of the policies condemned in the report come from President Obama’s administration, as NPR’s Sam Sanders has reported: “[Obama’s] Justice Department has cracked down on reporters in an effort to prevent leaks; it also set a new record for withholding access to government files under the Freedom of Information Act (despite calling for a “new era of openness” on his first day in office); and photojournalists in 2013 from several major news organizations chastised the Obama administration for denying their ‘right to photograph or videotape the President while he is performing his official duties,’ instead relying on official photos shot by White House photographers.” The Reporters Without Borders index also points to the 2016 presidential race and #BlackLivesMatter protests as places where press freedom has been trampled: “Since the primaries began last summer, journalists have seen their access to campaign events regularly restricted by candidates from both political parties and have been insulted and even bullied on social media. [Reporters Without Borders] is also still troubled by the arrest of journalists during #Blacklivesmatter protests in Baltimore and Minneapolis.” While the report does praise a new federal policy mandating more communication and transparency regarding U.S. hostage cases, the group’s U.S. Director Delphine Halgand says in the report that there is still “room for improvement in the country of the First Amendment.” The countries of Finland, Netherlands, Norway and Denmark are ranked in the top four spots, while Syria, Turkmenistan, North Korea and Eritrea are in the last four places. Countries ahead of the U.S. in the rankings include Canada (18), Ghana (26), Chile...

US announces latest troop increase in Iraq, to more than 4,000 personnel

US announces latest troop increase in Iraq, to more than 4,000 personnel

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The latest US troop deployment is modest in size but will put soldiers nearer the front lines, primarily in advisory roles. Apache helicopters will also be provided, as officials hope to retake the city of Mosul. An Apache helicopter fires two rockets during a training exercise An Apache helicopter fires two rockets during a training exercise US Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced on Monday, during a surprise visit to Baghdad, that Washington would be sending more than 200 additional troops to Iraq – along with the highly sophisticated Apache helicopters, to help Iraqi troops in their fight against self-styled “Islamic State” (IS) militants. The announcement by Pentagon chief Carter comes after weeks of talks with Iraqi leaders and US military commanders. Iraqi soldiers in a jeep flash the ‘v’ for victory sign; while one soldier holdsa shoulder-held missile launcher. Iraqi soldiers begin Operation Conquest to retake Mosul The 217 additional troops will raise the US military presence in Iraq to 4,087. Last June, Washington announced the deployment of hundreds more troops in order to help Iraqi forces retake the city of Ramadi. The city of around 275,000 people was later liberated. Now the Iraqi government has its eyes on a far larger prize – Mosul, with an estimated 2 million inhabitants. Located in northern Iraq, about 260 miles (420 km) north of Baghdad, IS militants overran the key city in June 2014. Iraqi army eyes Mosul after retaking Ramadi Most new US troops will be Army special forces who will advise and assist the Iraqis. Additional troops will include trainers, security forces for the advisers and maintenance workers for the Apache helicopters. US troops to embed with Iraqis Known as advise-and-assist teams, the US squads are made up of about a dozen troops each. They will be embedded with Iraqi brigades and battalions, putting them closer to the fight, and at greater risk from mortars and rocket fire. Their proximity to the front lines will allow them to provide more tactical combat advice as the Iraqi forces move toward Mosul, the country’s second-largest city. Until now, US advisers have been working from behind the lines, at the headquarters level. The Apache helicopters are considered critical to any attack on...

Wave of babies born in Japan with extra arms and legs due to Fukushima radiation… Stillbirth numbers on the rise

Wave of babies born in Japan with extra arms and legs due to Fukushima radiation… Stillbirth numbers on the rise

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  Five years after the Fukushima nuclear accident, local residents are reporting a marked increase in serious birth defects, but due to an ongoing coverup by Japanese authorities, and a severe lack of scientific studies being performed, very little information on the subject is reaching the public. A February, 2016 broadcast on LaborNet TV featured interviews with evacuees from the affected areas near the Daiichi nuclear plant, who provided firsthand accounts of babies being born with extra limbs caused by a structural birth defect called polymelia. ‘Inconvenient pregnancies,’ abortions and stillbirths The interviewees also reported a large number of stillbirths, as well as numerous abortions performed due to “inconvenient pregnancies” – in other words, pregnancies in which birth defects were detected prenatally, causing doctors to recommend abortion procedures. Setsuko Kida, one of the women interviewed, said: “My daughter [got] pregnant in the fall of 2013, but she was diagnosed with tethered miscarriage… the womb grew… but her unborn baby didn’t grow at all… “So she had the abortion. My daughter called and told her friend about her abortion… She was told that out of 4 in her friends group, 3, including herself, had abortion during early pregnancy. The only one who could give birth was told by her doctor that she was unable to give birth because of the baby’s weak heart sound… “A nurse I knew told me that many get abortions in Fukushima. My daughter and friends are just a few of those… “A year later I got to hear first hand cases of babies with a structural birth defect or polymelia…” Although these firsthand accounts must be considered anecdotal evidence, the stories are compelling, and there’s little reason to doubt them. And these accounts are especially important since there have been so few studies conducted on health effects resulting from the disaster. In fact, only two known studies involving changes in death and disease have been made available, and both indicate an increase in cancer and thyroid problems in Fukushima-area children. As reported by Counter Punch: “One [study] showed that 127 Fukushima-area children have developed thyroid cancer since the meltdown; a typical number of cases for a similar sized population of children would be about 5-10....

It’s All Suddenly Going Wrong in China’s $3 Trillion Bond Market

It’s All Suddenly Going Wrong in China’s $3 Trillion Bond Market

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The unprecedented boom in China’s $3 trillion corporate bond market is starting to unravel. Spooked by a fresh wave of defaults at state-owned enterprises, investors in China’s yuan-denominated company notes have driven up yields for nine of the past 10 days and triggered the biggest selloff in onshore junk debt since 2014. Local issuers have canceled 61.9 billion yuan ($9.6 billion) of bond sales in April alone, and Standard & Poor’s is cutting its assessment of Chinese firms at a pace unseen since 2003. While bond yields in China are still well below historical averages, a sustained increase in borrowing costs could threaten an economy that’s more reliant on cheap credit than ever before. The numbers suggest more pain ahead: Listed firms’ ability to service their debt has dropped to the lowest since at least 1992, while analysts are cutting profit forecasts for Shanghai Composite Index companies by the most since the global financial crisis. “The spreading of credit risks is only at its early stage in China,” said Qiu Xinhong, a Shenzhen-based money manager at First State Cinda Fund Management Co. “Many people have turned bearish.” The Problem in China’s Bond Market Debt Boom China’s leaders face a difficult balancing act. On one hand, allowing troubled companies to default forces money managers to pay more attention to credit risk and accelerates government efforts to curb overcapacity. The danger, though, is that investor panic leads to tighter credit conditions, dealing a blow to President Xi Jinping’s plan to keep the economy growing by at least 6.5 percent over the next five years. Economic figures for March reveal a growing dependence on debt. China’s aggregate financing — a broad measure of credit that includes corporate bonds — almost doubled from a year earlier to 2.34 trillion yuan, exceeding all 24 forecasts in a Bloomberg survey as policy makers turned on the taps to support economic growth. Yet even that wasn’t enough to save the seven Chinese companies that reneged on bond obligations this year. Three of those were part-owned by China’s government, seen not long ago as a provider of implicit guarantees for bondholders. Dongbei Special Steel Group Co. on April 13 missed a third payment since its chairman was...

Epigenetic Eugenics, The Population Control Of Today

Epigenetic Eugenics, The Population Control Of Today

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In this video Luke Rudkowski interviews Mark Passio, researcher of the occult about today’s current population control program that is being used against the people. Mark gave a four hour talk on this subject at the Free Your Mind conference so this is only a synapsious of all the information he presented. We also talked about Marks past with the church of Satan, leaving the church and learning his expertise on the subject of the occult. Check out Marks website here...

The Killer Hiding in the CDC Map

The Killer Hiding in the CDC Map

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Last Friday, a friend doing research at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta sent me a photo of a display at the CDC’s in-house museum. She thought I’d be interested because it had to do with the cholera epidemic in Haiti, which I lived through at its beginning and have been reporting on ever since. She was right. It blew my mind: “Bet you $15 we can’t make a map of what it looks like to miss the point entirely To understand what’s so insane about it, you need to know a little about two of the maps in that image and the CDC’s history with the epidemic.   The main part of the map, that pink-and-red mass that looks like a crab claw, is Haiti. Specifically, it is Haiti at the height of the worst cholera epidemic in recent history, an incredible scourge that by official count has killed at least 9,265 people and sickened 775,000 people in that country alone—figures that many experts believe are wild underestimates. Even though this map is just a snapshot from early January 2011, less than three months into an epidemic that has now been raging nearly six years, you’ll note that already not a single part of the country has been left untouched. (The red areas are home to 25,000 cases or more; the pale pink areas, at least 1,000.) By then, the disease had already spread into the neighboring Dominican Republic and would soon be in Cuba, Venezuela, Mexico, and other parts of the region. One of the several key facts this map fails to note is that three months earlier there had been zero diagnosed cases of cholera in Haiti. In fact, there had never been a diagnosed case of the disease in that country before. More on that in a bit. Now let’s go to the second map, the inset at the bottom right—the little beige street grid: This is the most famous map in the history of public health and one of the most important in the history of science. It was drawn in 1854 by John Snow, a Victorian anesthesiologist and polymath who, faced with one of the many catastrophic cholera outbreaks...

Why Will Obama Declassify The 28 Pages?

Why Will Obama Declassify The 28 Pages?

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  In this video we talk about the breaking news of Obama deciding on declassifying 9/11 documents within 60 days. In recent days there has been a push by the mainstream media, a U.S senator and now Obama to release these important 911 documents, we go over why this is happening now. This is a very complex geo political matter that we hope brought some clarifications about what is really happening. Invest in us on http://wearechange.org/donate/ in order to keep our operation running. Sources http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9GxT… Quotable Feds Recognize Power of Pot, Approve Bill Allowing Vets Access to Medical Marijuana https://www.reddit.com/r/conspiracy/c… http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic… http://www.truth-out.org/archive/item… http://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/25/nat… http://www.breitbart.com/big-governme… http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-04… http://www.thenational.ae/news/world/… Support WeAreChange by Subscribing to our channel HERE http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… Visit our main site for more breaking news http://wearechange.org/ Patreon https://www.patreon.com/WeAreChange?a… SnapChat: LukeWeAreChange Facebook: https://facebook.com/LukeWeAreChange Twitter: https://twitter.com/Lukewearechange Instagram: http://instagram.com/lukewearechange Rep WeAreChange Merch Proudly: http://wearechange.org/store OH YEAH since we are not corporate or government WHORES help us out http://wearechange.org/donate We take BITCOIN too...

Chinese Economy : “China Says ‘No to Dollars’ For the New Yuan”

Chinese Economy : “China Says ‘No to Dollars’ For the New Yuan”

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“In a shocking move likely to crush the US economy overnight, China is refusing to make its new gold-backed Yuan, convertible from or to US Dollars. The new Yuan will be introduced next Tuesday, April 19.When the International Monetary Fund (IMF) agreed to add the Yuan to the basket of world currencies used for Global Reserves and International Trade, they wanted China to make the Yuan more reliable as a currency. Since then, China has almost un-pegged its Yuan from the Dollar, allowing its value to fluctuate on world markets. But for years, China has been amassing huge amounts of gold bullion; some have said their appetite for bullion has been “staggering.” And with a new gold-backed Yuan to be issued next Tuesday, the entire world will have a choice of a new currency to use for international trade: The old US Dollar which is backed by nothing, or the new Chinese Yuan, which is backed by gold. Which currency would YOU use? When this new currency is issued, countries that have been forced to use US Dollars for decades, and have had to keep billions of dollars in their foreign currency reserves, will be free to dump those dollars. But they won’t be able to dump them to China for the new gold-backed, Yuan! China has reportedly decided “there can be no conversion of gold-backed Yuan to or from US dollars.” What China fears is that many countries around the world will want to trade their reserve US dollars for the new Yuan, leaving China with mountains of worthless US dollars. China already has several trillion in US dollar reserves and does not want or need more. If news of this decision by China is correct, then countries around the world may just have to decide whether or not they wish to continue trading with the USA at all? The upheaval this could cause as early as next week, would be staggering. Read More...

How Many Of You Know People Who Think That Being A Socialist Is Just About Being Nice?

How Many Of You Know People Who Think That Being A Socialist Is Just About Being Nice?

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Do you have a friend who claims to be a socialist? In the 20th century there have been numerous political systems, but in the latter half of the century there were only two survivors, Socialism and Capitalism. So we have at this time in the Western world, which for all practical purposes controls the world, two opposing political systems. (I have already previously stated that there is no basic difference between socialists and communists. There are, however, some very important factors relating to socialism of which you should be aware. Socialism will not work in a free market economy and, as a consequence it invariably deteriorates into a totalitarian state. Anyone wishing to argue that point is asked to point to one single instance where this was not the result). It therefore behooves us to remember who the worst despotic governments of this century were: Nazis in Germany, Fascists in Italy, Communists in the USSR, [Romania, East Germany, Bulgaria, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Cuba, North Korea, Cambodia, Vietnam, etc.] and China – each and every one of them a paragon of socialist endeavor. Their leaders; Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin [Ceausescu, Tito, Pol Pot, etc.] and Mao Tse Tung. The outstanding legacy of these individuals is that they each tried to out-do the others in the total number of their own citizens which they murdered. It is a fact that each of these men killed more of their own civilian citizens than they lost in military conflict. The reason for this is inherent to socialism. It promises things that it cannot possibly deliver. When socialist politicians in power come to the realization that it is impossible to deliver on their promises and political unrest develops, they have two options if they plan to stay in power. First, they must locate a scapegoat on whom they can blame their inability to deliver. Any Jew can tell you who that was for the Germans and the Russians. The second is to develop, and rapidly so, a state security apparatus to keep them in office – the SS, the KGB, [Securitate, Stasi] etc. The basic tenets of socialism are: 1. Seduce the populace into accepting the government as the arbitrator of all problems; government...

Democratic Socialist Venezuela Literally Changing Clocks Because of Energy Crisis

Democratic Socialist Venezuela Literally Changing Clocks Because of Energy Crisis

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Venezuela’s president announced Thursday that he plans to solve the country’s energy crisis by changing time zones. “I’m going to modify the time zone in Venezuela starting on May 1 to help save electricity,” Nicholas Maduro, Venezuela’s socialist president,said in a national address Thursday, according to Bloomberg. “I’ll explain this measure in the coming days but it’s part of the same objective: to overcome this situation.” The government has been rationing energy across the country for months, as the hydroelectric-reliant country goes through a drought. The ruling socialist government blames the lack of water on global warming and “sabotage” by political foes, while the government’s critics cite a lack of maintenance and poor planning. Maudro has yet to explain the details of the changes or how altering time zones would save power. Scientific studies have shown that changing the clocks doesn’t limit power use, according to Scientific American. This isn’t the first time Maduro has resorted to bizarre schemes to deal with the country’s energy crisis. He previously gave the entire country a week off andhas extended weekends to reduce stress on the power grid. Maduro even asked women to stop blow-drying their hair to save power. Hugo Chavez, Maduro’s predecessor, set Venezuela’s clocks back half an hour in December of 2007. Maduro claims these schemes have saved almost 22 centimeters of water at the country’s most important hydroelectric dam, which provides nearly two-thirds of the country’s power. Despite these measures, water levels just keep dropping and could soon force the government to shut down the dam entirely to avoid damaging the turbines, plunging the country into darkness. Venezuela has regularly suffered rolling blackouts since its socialist government took power in 2002. Some blackouts last for days. Independent analysis suggests the blackouts are causing serious economic damage to a country that is already on the verge of a complete financial breakdown. The country’s inflation rate is more than 808 percent, according to Forbes, and the country’s economic czar doesn’t even believe in inflation. The country’s power problems have been compounded by the fact that Venezuela is essentially bankrupt and faces massive shortages of food and many consumers products. Venezuela’s socialist government was defeated in legislative elections by conservatives for...

Saudi Arabia Threatens To Liquidate Its Treasury Holdings If Congress Probes Its Role In Sept 11 Attacks

Saudi Arabia Threatens To Liquidate Its Treasury Holdings If Congress Probes Its Role In Sept 11 Attacks

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Back in January, when the market was watching in shocked silence as oil prices were crashing to decade lows and as concerns emerged that Saudi Arabia may need to commence selling its vast, if unquantified, USD reserves, we wrote a post titled “Attention Finally Turns To Saudi Arabia’s “Secret” US Treasury Holdings” where we noted something very surprising: whereas we do know that Saudi Arabia is the owner of the world’s third largest USD reserves… … their actual composition remains as a secret, because while the US discloses the explicit Treasury holdings of all other nations, Saudi Arabia’s holdings, for some unknown reason, are not officially disclosed. “It’s a secret of the vast U.S. Treasury market, a holdover from an age of oil shortages and mighty petrodollars,” Bloomberg wrote of Saudi Arabia’s US Treasury holdings. “As a matter of policy, the Treasury has never disclosed the holdings of Saudi Arabia, long a key ally in the volatile Middle East, and instead groups it with 14 other mostly OPEC nations including Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and Nigeria,” Bloomberg goes on to note, adding that the rules are different for almost everyone else. Although Saudi Arabia’s “secret” is protected by “an unusual blackout by the U.S. Treasury Department,” for more than a hundred other countries, from China to the Vatican, the Treasury provides a detailed breakdown of how much U.S. debt each holds.” So who does know how much US paper the Saudis are sitting on? Well, the Saudis of course,”a handful of Treasury officials,” and some bureaucrats at the Fed, Bloomberg says, noting that “for everyone else, it’s a guessing game.” Yes, a “guessing game,” but one that will very soon have profound consequences for markets and for geopolitics. We closed with a simple, if suddenly very prophetic question: “who would be the new patron saint of the US Treasury Department in the event the Saudis drawdown all of their reserves and decide to diversify away from USD assets… Put differently, who will monetize the US deficit if relations between Washington and Riyadh hit the skids over Iran?” It is this question that has suddenly reemerged with a bang, and could rock the US administration to its core as...

The End of Extreme Poverty Absolute poverty will be gone by 2030

The End of Extreme Poverty Absolute poverty will be gone by 2030

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According to the World Bank, for the first time in human history, “less than 10 percent of the world’s population will be living in extreme poverty by the end of 2015.” The bank has “used a new income figure of $1.90 per day to define extreme poverty, up from $1.25. It forecasts that the proportion of the world’s population in this category will fall from 12.8 percent in 2012 to 9.6 percent.” As scholars have noted, historically speaking, grinding poverty was the norm for most ordinary people. Even in the most economically advanced parts of the world, life used to be miserable. To give one example, at the end of the 18th century, ten million of France’s twenty-three million people relied on some sort of public or private charity to survive and three million were full-time beggars. Thanks to industrial revolution and trade, economic growth in the West accelerated to historically unprecedented levels. Over the course of the 19th and 20th centuries, real incomes in the West increased fifteen-fold. But the chasm that opened up as a result of the Western take-off is now closing. The rise of the non-Western world is, unambiguously, a result of economic growth spurred by the abandonment of central-planning and integration of many non-Western countries into the global economy. After economic liberalization in China in 1978, to give one example, real incomes rose thirteen-fold. As Princeton University Professor Angus Deaton notes in his book The Great Escape, “The rapid growth of average incomes, particularly in China and India, and particularly after 1975, did much to reduce extreme poverty in the world. In China most of all, but also in India, the escape of hundreds of millions from traditional and long established poverty qualifies as the greatest escape of all.” This post first appeared at...

the Beekeeper That Has Managed to Get His Bees to Make Honey with Cannabis Resin

the Beekeeper That Has Managed to Get His Bees to Make Honey with Cannabis Resin

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The French beekeeper has self-medicated with cannabis since a very early age and he defines himself as someone that is passionate about nature and training all kinds of animals. Both of these factors have led him to spend years researching how to combine the properties of the plant and the insects that he dedicated his life to. The result is “cannahoney”, a delicious nectar that has not gone unnoticed by anyone and that has to confront the restrictive laws of his country. He is an artisan, locksmith and above all a beekeeper, although he does not carry out the last profession like others. His more than 4300 Facebook followers and 700 Instagram followers are looking for something that nobody else can offer: marvellous photos where cannabis plants receive an agreeable visit. Although most of us would be scared to find bees on our crop, that is the main goal of this 39-year-old Frenchman who describes himself as an advocate of medical cannabis and of legalisation. He is called Nicolas, although he is known as Nicolas Trainerbees, a nickname that is not a mere coincidence. He has been using it for more than 20 years because he has always liked to spend time with all kinds of animals, especially insects, and above all, bees. He observes them, and according to him (although without revealing his tactics), he trains them so that they behave as he wishes. “I have trained bees to do several things, such as collect sugar from fruits, instead of using flowers”. In addition to beers, he has also worked with tarantulas, lizards and ants because, as he explains, he has “been passionate about nature since childhood”. This has led him to learn about the world of animal biology, entomology, cannabis growing, improving all kinds of plants and everything related to the world of beehives. For a while now he has been working with bees that produce “cannahoney”, the name he decided to give to his peculiar cannabis honey. However, he modestly says that he has not created honey, “but rather a training technique whereby the bees collect the resin and use it in the beehive”. Afterwards, the final substance is the sole work of the little insects....

Marijuana Becomes Legal in D.C. Thursday at Midnight — Unless Congress Steps In

Marijuana Becomes Legal in D.C. Thursday at Midnight — Unless Congress Steps In

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A law to legalize marijuana in the District will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, unless Congress steps in at the last minute. As a result, D.C. police officers will begin carrying business card-sized summaries of the new rules, which were publicly explained Tuesday and will be part of a public education campaign. Q&A: What’s Legal, What’s Not With Pot in D.C.? The law — which was approved by voters last fall — will permit possession of small amounts of marijuana by those ages 21 or older, with consumption allowed only in private homes and space. The card includes the following points: Those ages 21 or older can possess up to two ounces of marijuana, grow up to six cannabis plants at home (with no more than three mature), or give away up to one ounce of marijuana to someone else (who also must be at least 21 years old). Those younger than 21 cannot possess any amount of marijuana. Any such marijuana can be seized by an officer. You can be arrested if you smoke or consume marijuana in public, have more than 2 ounces, or sell any amount of marijuana. Those who drive while impaired or under the influence of marijuana will be prosecuted. Under federal law, federal law enforcement officers may arrest anyone in the District for possession of any amount of marijuana, specifically on any federal property. The last point is an important one. DC Mayor: Congress Too Late to Stop Pot Law Because the District includes both D.C. land and federal land, it’s important to note that the new law is only a local one. The new law doesn’t apply to possession on federal parkland, such as the National Mall, Rock Creek Park and traffic circles patrolled by U.S. Park Police. And even on non-federal land, it will remain illegal to smoke or consume pot while in a public space. The card’s back side lists health risks of using marijuana, noting, “You shouldn’t use marijuana just because local laws have changed.” UPDATEDD.C. Council, Congress Head for Pot Showdown The cards also note that if marijuana is seized because a person doesn’t provide proof of age, that person can pick up his or her...

How to Stop Absorbing Other People’s Emotions

How to Stop Absorbing Other People’s Emotions

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Emotions such as fear, anger, frustration, and immobility are energies. And you can potentially ‘catch’ these energies from people without realizing it. If you tend to be an emotional sponge, it’s vital to know how to avoid taking on an individual’s negative emotions, or even how to deflect the free-floating negativities in crowds. Another twist is that chronic anxiety, depression, or stress can turn you into an emotional sponge by wearing down your defenses. Suddenly, you become hyper-attuned to others, especially suffering with similar pain. That’s how empathy works; we zero in on hot-button issues that are unresolved in ourselves. From an energetic standpoint, negative emotions can originate from several sources: what you’re feeling may be your own; it may be someone else’s; or it may be a combination. Here is how to tell the difference and strategically bolster your positive emotions so you don’t shoulder negativity that doesn’t belong to you. Stop Absorbing Other People’s Emotions 1. Identify whether you’re susceptible. The person most likely to be overwhelmed by negative energies surrounding you is an “empath”, someone who acts as an “emotional sponge”. Signs that you might be an empath include: People call you “hyper-sensitive”, “overly sensitive”, etc., and they don’t mean it as a compliment! You sense fear, anxiety, and stress from other people and draw this into your body, resolving them as your own physical pain and symptoms. It doesn’t have to be people you don’t know or don’t like; you’re also impacted by friends, family, and colleagues. You quickly feel exhausted, drained, and unhappy in the presence of crowds. Noise, smells, and excessive talking can set off your nerves and anxiety. You need to be alone to recharge your energy. You’re less likely to intellectualize what you’re feeling. Your feelings are easily hurt. You’re naturally giving, generous, spiritually inclined, and a good listener. You tend to ensure that you’ve got an escape plan, so that you can get away fast, such as bringing your own car to events, etc. The intimacy of close relationships can feel like suffocation or loss of your own self. 2. Seek the source. First, ask yourself whether the feeling is your own or someone else’s. It could be both. If...

Confessions of a Former Homeschooling Mom

Confessions of a Former Homeschooling Mom

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  I never ever planned to homeschool. When I got pregnant with my first child, my plan was to quit my job as a high school teacher and stay home with my children until the youngest started kindergarten. Fast forward two years. I’m pregnant with number two. My husband and I are having dinner with friends who have a 4-year-old and a 1-year-old. At some point in the evening they casually mention that they are planning to homeschool their oldest next year for kindergarten. I remember thinking,”Huh? They look so normal.” I looked at my husband, expecting to share one of our subtle ya-gotta-be-kidding-me glances. That’s when he piped up. “Yeah. We’ll probably homeschool too.” What the what? I couldn’t believe my ears. Still, I chalked it up to the wine. Besides, kindergarten was a long, long way off for our son. I had plenty of time to worry about that. Then I blinked and it was time for him to go. But my husband and I weren’t sure. He was young for his age. As a late April baby, he did not have a magic birth date. You know, the ones that come before March and that guarantee a child will be an honor student, a star athlete and score a full ride to the college of his choosing. (Give us a break. He was our first, and we still believed all the urban parenting legends.) Anyway, long story short, we decided to give homeschooling a try. We figured that if it didn’t work we could always redshirt him and then send him to real kindergarten the next year. Turns out, it worked out beautifully. That’s not to say I didn’t re-question the decision at the beginning of every school year — but that year and every year for the next seven years, we homeschooled him and our other three kids, too. Maybe it’s because I never imagined myself as a homeschooler. Maybe it’s because my commitment to homeschooling was always a little tentative. But whenever I was asked about my decision, I always felt like I had to try to make homeschooling sound as mainstream as possible. Now that all my kids are in public school, though,...

60 Minutes On This Bicycle Can Power Your Home For 24 Hours!

60 Minutes On This Bicycle Can Power Your Home For 24 Hours!

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People often complain about the high costs of energy and the fact that they “never have time to workout.” This invention certainly solves both conundrums. And, most importantly, this free power invention has the potential to lift the 1.3 billion people who presently live without electricity out of poverty. As Manoj Bhargava, the founder of the Free Electric hybrid bike, shares in the video above, it is possible to generate electricity at home while simply doing a daily workout routine. When an individual pedals the bike, the action drives a flywheel, which turns a generator and charges a battery. This means from just one hour of pedaling, a rural household can be supplied with energy for 24 hours. The billionaire and his team developed the bicycle to take advantage of mechanical energy created by humans to solve one of the world’s most pervasive problems. “Everything requires energy. Energy is the great equaliser,” says Bhargava, adding that over half of the world’s population have no access to electricity or access to electricity for two or three hours per day. Having access to clean, free energy will enable poverty-stricken communities to not only light their homes but to connect to the internet and get educated. Bhargava says the reason the majority of those who are poor stay poor is because they have no power. He aims to fix this with the free energy bicycle. One bicycle could potentially provide a small village with electricity if each household spends on hour per day pedaling the bike. In developed nations, the bike could also be utilized to cut energy costs and remedy the obesity crisis. The bicycle is also a clean way to generate power. As Bhargava says himself, if half of the world uses a Free Electric bike, half of the world would be using eco-friendly energy. Manoj’s plan is to distribute 10,000 of the bicycles in India next year. In addition, he has pledged 90% of his wealth to charity and research. Read More:...

Australia poised to legalize medical marijuana across the country

Australia poised to legalize medical marijuana across the country

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  Australia’s parliament introduced a bill that would legalize the medicinal use of marijuana throughout the country.  The bill, introduced on February 10, 2016, would create a national licensing and permit system for people with painful and chronic conditions to purchase marijuana.  It is expected to pass by the end of March. Receiving full support from the opposition party all but ensures the passage of the law. Health trumps policy and the value of certain chemicals in marijuana, including THC and CBD, as medicine is undoubted.  “This government understands that there are some Australians suffering from severe conditions for which cannabis may have applications and we want to enable access to the most effective medical treatments available,” health minister Sussan Ley told parliament. Marijuana is swiftly becoming legal around the world and Australia’s move is a hammer strike.  Ley added that making it nationally legal is better than doing it state by state.  “I am confident creating one single, nationally consistent cultivation scheme, rather than eight individual arrangements, will not only help speed up the legislative and regulatory process, but ultimately access to medicinal cannabis products as well,” she said. Hemp has been used as medicine for thousands of years among countless civilizations; it is a reawakening, in a sense, that we are embracing the potential of the herb on such a vast, global scale. Read more https://www.minds.com/blog/view/544248750592237568?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=fb&utm_campaign=theantimedia...

Photo captures elderly woman’s kind gesture to aggressive man on train

Photo captures elderly woman’s kind gesture to aggressive man on train

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A woman’s kind-hearted gesture made a world of a difference to a man who was “being aggressive” on a train. Facebook user Ehab Taha captured the moment when the 70-year-old woman reached out to hold the hand of the man, who was sitting on the floor of the train. The photo of the two has had more than 27,000 shares since Taha posted it to his page. According to Taha, who was riding the Sky Train in Vancouver, B.C., the man was cursing and shouting, while everyone else looked on scared. Taha writes how the man may have been struggling with drug abuse or mental health issues. Instead of turning away, the elderly woman reached out her hand and “tightly gripped his hand until he calmed down,” Taha writes. “I’m a mother and he needed someone to touch,” she told Taha after the incident, and then started to cry. Taha told CTV News that when the man arrived at his stop, he got up and said, “Thanks, grandma,” before getting off. “[The photo] resonated with people,” Taha told the news outlet. “It’s incredible to see that sometimes human touch can do so much more than anything else.” Read More...

 

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