VACCINE MC CARTHYISM. WHAT IF THE VACCINE PARADIGM ITSELF IS DELIBERATELY FLAWED?...

Jul 20, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] Asia-Pacific Research Global Research Vaccine McCarthyism. What if the Vaccine Paradigm itself is Deliberately Flawed? Did 2014 Mark the Collapse of the Vaccine Establishment? By Dr. Gary Null and Richard Gale     Within the mainstream medical and scientific community there is an unassailable pseudo-truth that vaccines are safe and effective, whether administered individually or in combination. Within the vaccine injured children and autism movements there is also an unchallenged belief that vaccines are effective but not always safe. In this case, vaccine-injured children or adult family members were simply one of the rare cases where they received a hot lot vaccine or possessed biomolecular abnormalities, such as mitochondria dysfunction, and suffered the consequences. Even many parents with two children developing neurological complications after vaccination, will continue to follow the recommended vaccine schedule....

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DOCUMENTING FOSSIL FUEL COMPANIES’ CLIMATE DECEPTION...

Jul 15, 2015 Posted by

[Translate] Catalyst Summer 2015 Leaked internal memos reveal a coordinated, decades-long disinformation campaign. by Elliott Negin When internal documents revealed earlier this year that ExxonMobil and other fossil fuel interests were secretly funding scientifically discredited studies authored by climate contrarian Wei-Hock “Willie” Soon, the news didn’t come as a complete surprise. Back in 2007, a Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) report identified Soon—an aerospace engineer with little formal training in climatology—as one of a dozen scientists affiliated with more than 40 ExxonMobil-funded think tanks that then constituted the backbone of the climate change–denier PR machine. Soon, who erroneously claims the sun is largely responsible for global warming, produced work for at least five of these ExxonMobil-backed groups, including the now infamous Heartland Institute. But the latest cache of documents, obtained by Greenpeace and the...

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DARK MONEY: HOW YOU CAN SEE MORE OF IT, THANKS TO THE FCC...

Jun 28, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Money & Politics This week, radio and cable stations must upload political ad data to public online database. By Kathy Kiely | June 27, 2016 The Federal Communications Commission has made it easier for researchers, journalists and citizens to track dark campaign contributions by expanding its online political ad database. (Photo: US Government works via Flickr) While the Federal Election Commission may be hopelessly gridlocked along partisan lines when it comes to campaign-finance regulation, another arm of the government is providing journalists and citizen watchdogs with an important new tool for understanding who is trying to influence the election and how much is being spent to do so. On June 24, the Federal Communications Commission began requiring the nation’s radio broadcasters and cable television stations to upload all of their political ad contracts to a...

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ANOTHER CORPORATION SUING OUR GOVERNMENT THANKS TO TRADE AGREEMENTS...

Jun 28, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Dave Johnson  CAMPAIGN FOR AMERICA‘S FUTURE A Canadian corporation is suing the us because we wouldn’t let them build a pipeline across our country (seizing people’s property along the way) so they could sell oil to China. They can do this because we signed a trade agreement that places corporate rights above our democracy. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would increase by an order of magnitude the companies that can sue us for hurting their profits by protecting the environment, consumers, public health and small businesses. Because They Can TransCanada Corporation is suing the U.S. government (us) for $15 billion in damages under North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) rules. The company wanted to build the Keystone pipeline all the way from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico so they could ship oil to...

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THE GREAT VAXXED DEBATE

Jun 28, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   Not All Vaxxers or Anti-Vaxxers Think Alike. Here’s An Essay on the “Great VAXXED Divide,” and Why Some People Just Can’t Grasp the Damage Done by “Vaccination Genocide”     Leonard G. Horowitz, DMD, MA, MPH       Overview What people call “stupidity,” damaging society and plaguing every industry, medical doctors might call “PSYCHOSCOTOMA.” “Stupid is as stupid does,” preached Hollywood’s Forrest Gump. In medicine we have abundant examples of this madness–a degenerative disorder I have named PSYCHOSCOTOMA for lack of a better term. A PSYCHOSCOTOMA may be defined as “blind spot in normal vision caused mainly by media programming generating fear and psychological denial. This illness, or psychological “complex,” induces a ‘belief-behavioral inconsistency’ within the sufferer (also called ‘stupidity’ or ‘cognitive behavioral dissonance’). This mental disorder, or ‘coping mechanism,’ justifiably...

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CAN THESE INVENTIONS SAVE OCEANS FROM OUR PLASTIC HABIT?...

Jun 28, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] (Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) As an environmental catastrophe looms, innovators around the world are hoping to turn the tide. Taylor Hill is an associate editor at TakePart covering environment and wildlife. NEWPORT BEACH, California—As a lifelong surfer, Louis Pazos has had an up-close look at the world’s plastics problem. Just about every time he has paddled out at any of his favorite breaks in Southern California, he has ended up swimming among trash bags and other rubbish. But the floating garbage isn’t just offshore. Twenty years ago, on a lunch date at a waterfront restaurant with his wife, he noticed that the same debris he was swimming with in the open ocean was floating in the local harbors as well. “I remember people cleaning up the trash in one spot in the marina,...

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THE NEXT SPACE RACE: FARMING SOLAR POWER IN THE COSMOS...

Jun 28, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] https://youtu.be/AB1VlSlLrgkhttps://youtu.be/AB1VlSlLrgkSPS-Alpha concept by John C. Mankins. (Illustration: Courtesy Artemis Innovations) Scientists are making the big push to send electricity to Earthlings from the final frontier. Anna Bitong FUTURISM   Aboard an imaginary space station surrounded by distant planets, an astronaut on the fringes of human life toiled to turn the sun’s rays into electricity and then zapped it through space and back to the planets to be used as a power source. “Our beams feed these worlds energy drawn from one of those huge incandescent globes that happens to be near us. We call that globe the Sun,” the spaceman says in one of Isaac Asimov’s earliest works, the 1941 science fiction short story “Reason.” Biochemist and science fiction novelist Isaac Asimov. (Photo: Bettmann Archive) What was then an implausible idea—collecting solar energy...

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NATION’S FIRST SOLAR ROADWAY COMING TO HISTORIC ROUTE 66...

Jun 27, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] LORRAINE CHOW OF ECOWATCH ON BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT (Photo: US Bureau of Land Management)Article reprinted with permission from EcoWatch Missouri’s Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has announced plans to install solar panels at a rest stop alongside the iconic Route 66 as part of the department’s “Road to Tomorrow Initiative.” The Historic Route 66 welcome center in Conway, Missouri will receive the nation’s first solar roadway panels on a public right of way. “… part of why we picked this location is because of the the historic Route 66 concept,” Laurel McKean, MoDot assistant district engineer, told KY3. “You know, here’s one of the main roadways that’s iconic for the United States, and being able to use the history to create potentially the future.” The panels were developed by Solar Roadways, an Idaho-based startup founded by Scott and Julie Brusaw. Their...

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ACETAMINOPHEN: A CATALYST TO AUTISM...

Jun 27, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] VACTRUTH.COM In 2005, I was told to consider “out-of-home placement” for my son David. He was four years old and had been diagnosed with “worst-case-scenario for autism” by specialists. He was violent, self-injurious and had a tendency to wander. The recommendation for out-of-home placement inspired me to schedule a Pharmacology Clinic where a team of child experts would meet with me to discuss behavior meds. In preparation for the Pharmacology Clinic, I was asked to put my son’s medical file in chronological order. In doing so, I noticed a distinct regression after his MMR vaccine. The regression included a loss of language, eye contact and marked the onset of violent behavior. His pediatrician eventually conceded and admitted that vaccines had in fact triggered David’s autism. Acetaminophen and Vaccination My desire to understand why...

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4 WAYS TO REDUCE YOUR HOME’S ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT...

Jun 27, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Reducing your home’s environmental impact begins with reducing its carbon footprint. Your home’s carbon emissions as a result of your activities, or its carbon footprint, can be reduced by making environmentally sounder decisions, upgrading appliances and using less energy while taking advantage of what nature has to offer. Here are four way to reduce your home’s environmental impact. Take Advantage of Nature To avoid turning on lamps and lights around your house during the daytime, take advantage of natural light. To do this, avoid crowding furniture around your windows or glass doors to allow natural light into your home. Do keep your refrigerator out of the sun so it doesn’t have to use as much energy to keep itself cool. In regards to your home’s outdoor landscape, trees are great for protection from...

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BABIES TO BE TESTED WITH HPV VACCINE...

Jun 27, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]  By: Atreyee Chowdhury    0  2 Share0  0 According to Your News Wire, pharmaceutical firm, Merck, has announced that it would be testing new HPV vaccines on babies. The company said that the aim of the test would be to study the effect of the vaccine on infants, the results of which can then be used to create a mandatory HPV vaccination programme in the future. The company is of the view that catching them young would reduce HPV in adolescents. The move from the company comes even though Gardasil/ HPV vaccine has been involved in a lot of controversies with some nations such as Japan refusing to even sponsor the vaccine. There are even paediatricians who refuse to prescribe the vaccine because of its perceived ill effects and reactions.  Despite the negative...

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HOLY CRAP … THE TREES ON YOUR BLOCK ARE WORTH HOW MUCH MONEY?!...

Jun 27, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Scientists just showed that money really does grow on trees. Clayton Aldern   MOTHER JONES Sheila Fitzgerald/Shutterstock This story originally appeared on Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. It’s not easy to price a tree, but a group of researchers from the US Forest Service and UC Davis have tried to do exactly that. Working with a dataset of about 900,000 trees that line California’s public streets, the group sought to place a dollar value on the services those trees perform, which include “energy savings, carbon storage, air pollutant uptake, and rainfall interception.” Trees lining California’s public streets contribute about $1 billion annually to the state’s economy—nearly $111 per tree. All told, the researchers estimate the trees contribute about $1 billion annually—nearly $111 per tree for each of the state’s 9.1 million street trees....

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THE DECISION OVERTURNING TEXAS’ ABORTION LAW WILL HAVE A DRAMATIC IMPACT ACROSS AMERICA...

Jun 27, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Healthby Tara Culp-ResslerTHINK PROGRESS CREDIT: AP Photo/Evan Vucci Bethany Van Kampen, left, hugs Alejandra Pablus as they celebrate during a rally at the Supreme Court   In a decision that will have far-reaching effects across the country, the Supreme Court on Monday struck down two provisions of a sweeping anti-abortion law in Texas. At issue in the Texas case were two abortion restrictions that fit into a larger strategy known as the “Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers,” or TRAP. These type of laws indirectly restrict access to abortion by imposing burdensome red tape on clinics and providers — making it so difficult to legally offer abortion that many clinics are forced to close. The high court reversed two major provisions in Texas’ law — first, a requirement that abortion doctors obtain “admitting privileges”...

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BURNING ISSUES: EXPLAINING THE ‘REVOLT’ AGAINST THE TPP...

Jun 27, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Burning Issues Video  CAMPAIGN FOR AMERICA’S FUTURE The 2016 political races are being buffeted by “a transpartisan, nationwide trade revolt” against trade deals that have been rigged to benefit wealthy corporations at the expense of the rest of us, says Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, in this Burning Issues video. Wallach has been a leading voice against the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which President Obama is attempting to push through Congress even though both the presumptive Republican and Democratic presidential nominees have come out in opposition, as have key leaders in both parties of Congress. Wallach explains that previous deals that form the “template” for the 12-nation TPP – such as the Korea-U.S. free trade agreement President Obama signed in 2011 – have had the opposite effect of what White House...

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THE REVOLVING DOOR BETWEEN THE FDA AND BIG PHARMA — 1 OF 4...

Jun 27, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] The Revolving Door Between the FDA and Big Pharma – 1 of 4 Click here to watch Understanding Big Pharma’s Propaganda Machine – 2 of 4 Click here to...

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TADAO ANDO’S 152 ELIZABETH STREET IN NEW YORK INCLUDES A MONUMENTAL GREEN WALL...

Jun 26, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]       ‘152 elizabeth street’ is an ultra luxury condominium building located in new york’s nolita neighborhood. designed by acclaimed japanese architect tadao ando, the scheme measures 32,000-square feet and comprises a total of seven stories and seven residences. each dwelling has been designed as a bespoke custom home, individually configured to highlight craft, detail, and quality. the living green wall measures 55 feet by 99 feet (17 x 30 meters) image by noë & associates and the boundary       developed by sumaida + khurana, ando is collaborating on the project with michael gabellini, the architect of record who is also designing the building’s interiors. in addition to ando’s signature poured-in-place concrete, the scheme also features a living green wall measuring 55-feet-high and 99-feet-wide — one of the largest in...

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PENDA POSES GREEN-FILLED SKY VILLA RESIDENCES IN INDIA...

Jun 26, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]         penda has shared the latest development for his magic breeze project in hyderabad / india with the proposal of a residential idea of a ‘house with a garden’ to complement the maze-like garden landscape. the 450,000 square foot development is composed of 127 units; designed as duplex sky villas with each unit divided from its neighbor by a double-height, private garden. these green ‘in-between spaces’ create a sense of openness and vitality to the compound and loosens up the density a tenant would experience in a common condominium building. the complex would be composed of residential 127 units       for the project, penda developed a modular planter system that would be installed as an extension for the balconies of each unit. each planter can be filled with...

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A SOLAR POWERED PLANE JUST CROSSED THE ATLANTIC...

Jun 26, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Solar Impulse sunprecedented By Samantha Lee GRIST If you thought there was something solar power couldn’t do, think again, because the sun just carried an airplane across the Atlantic Ocean. Early Thursday morning, Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard successfully landed the Solar Impulse 2 in Spain after a four-day journey that began in New York. All the while, the scrappy little plane, powered by 17,000 solar cells, emitted no pollution and guzzled no fuel. This flight was the latest leg in a round-the-world journey set to end in Abu Dhabi, and is particularly symbolic “because all the means of transportation have always tried to cross the Atlantic,” Piccard told the Guardian. With seating room for one, the Solar Impulse — which has a larger wingspan than a Boeing 747 but is lighter than a car...

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HOW BREXIT COULD AFFECT YOUR WALLET...

Jun 26, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] By Jonnelle Marte  THE WASHINGTON POST What Brexit means for Americans’ mortgages and travel plans, in 60 seconds Here are three big ways that Britain leaving the E.U. might affect Americans. (Daron Taylor,Jhaan Elker/The Washington Post) Global stock markets plunged to their lowest levels in months Friday after Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, making an immediate dent in Americans’ 401(k) accounts and sparking concerns about other financial impacts for the average U.S. consumer. In the near-term, the ripple effects of the Brexit may be felt beyond retirement accounts in the form of lower mortgage rates and a stronger dollar that boosts Americans’ purchasing power. But in other ways, the events taking place across the pond may not lead to much change for consumers who are already used to struggling with paltry...

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PINK SNOW LOOKS AWESOME, BUT IS ANOTHER CLIMATE CHANGE INDICATOR...

Jun 26, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] GREEN It’s caused by a red algae, and it’s bad news for the Arctic.     Lydia O’Connor  The Huffington Post    <!– TAG START { player: “Embed Player”, owner: “Embed Company”, for: “Embed” } –><div class=”vdb_player vdb_5688f66de4b040e17d9912265688f5c1e4b0f2c97f395156″ vdb_params=”m.refbcid=56000e19e4b0e4e194b84b31&m.refpid=5668ae6ee4b0b5e26955d6a6″><script type=”text/javascript” src=”//delivery.vidible.tv/jsonp/pid=5688f66de4b040e17d991226/vid=576bf81fe4b08ecd3806c18b/5688f5c1e4b0f2c97f395156.js”> Some call it pink snow, some call it watermelon snow — and now, a new study is calling it yet another symbol of the drastic melting in the Arctic. The appearance of the so-called pink snow, which Arctic explorers have observed for centuries, is the result of a red algae that likes to bloom in the frozen water. In a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature Communications, researchers found that those algal blooms are causing the ice to melt faster, and the algae is likely to grow more rapidly as climate...

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FOSSIL FUEL COMPANIES IMPOSE MORE IN CLIMATE COSTS THAN THEY MAKE IN PROFITS...

Jun 26, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]  by David Roberts   VOX (Shutterstock) It is fairly well understood by now that releasing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere imposes an economic cost, in the form of climate change impacts. In most cases, however, those responsible for carbon emissions are not required to pay that cost. Instead, it’s borne mainly by the world’s poor and low-lying countries, and of course by future generations, as many of the worst impacts of climate change will emerge years after the emissions that drive them. People sometimes refer to the unpaid cost of carbon pollution as a subsidy, or an “implicit subsidy,” to polluting businesses. The IMF recently issued a report saying that total worldwide subsidies to energy, mainly fossil fuel energy, amounted to $5.2 trillion a year. The reason that number is...

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HOW FRANK GEHRY’S L.A. RIVER MAKE-OVER WILL CHANGE THE CITY AND WHY HE TOOK THE JOB...

Jun 26, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] The 6th Street Bridge over the L.A. River; famed architect Frank Gehry has been working for about a year on a wide-ranging new plan for the river, with the focus on hydrology, not architectural landmarks. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times) Christopher Hawthorne  LA TIMES Frank Gehry and the Los Angeles River: It’s a combination that makes zero sense (if you’re looking strictly at Gehry’s resume) and follows a natural logic (if you think about the interest the architect’s work has long shown in L.A.’s linear infrastructure and its overlooked, harder-to-love corners). And it might give Mayor Eric Garcetti a way to confront the growing conventional wisdom that he is sometimes paralyzed by caution, gun-shy about big-ticket or controversial efforts to remake the city. The 86-year-old Gehry has been working for about a...

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We Will Not Waver in Our Political Revolution...

Jun 26, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   Election 2016 People’s Summit shows there is overwhelming unity of vision and a common commitment to solidarity for progressive change. By RoseAnn DeMoro / AlterNet   Photo Credit: Joseph Sohm / Shutterstock.com In three momentous days June 17-19, 3,000 activists gathered in a People’s Summit in Chicago to embrace a continuing resolution to building a broad, bigger progressive movement to transform the nation and the planet. From the speakers podiums to discussion tables and workshops to trainings on everything from building independent politics to the digital political revolution to how to carry out civil disobedience, it was evident there was overwhelming unity of vision and a common commitment to solidarity in creating change. or/author Frances Fox Piven. “Those movement moments don’t occur too frequently in American history, but when they have occurred, they...

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Noam Chomsky: We Are Suffering the Major Downside of Corporate Globalization...

Jun 26, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] World “We can be very optimistic. Things like this have happened before and they’ve been overcome.” By Noam Chomsky / E-International Relations   VIA ALTERNET Photo Credit: via Wikimedia The following is an interview with Noam Chomsky, conducted by James Resnick: How has the way you understand the world changed over time and what (or who) has prompted the most significant shifts in your thinking? For better or worse, I’ve pretty much stayed the same throughout my life. When I was a child in elementary school I was writing articles for the school newspaper on the rise of fascism in Europe and the threats to the world as I saw them from a 10-year-old point of view, and on from there. By the time I was a young teenager, I was very involved in...

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OBAMA AND WALL STREET PUSH FOR PASSAGE OF TPP DURING “LAME DUCK” SESSION...

Jun 25, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   By Dave Johnson, Campaign for America’s Future | Op-Ed   Have a say in how we are governed, right? So shouldn’t we have a say in how we are governed? President Obama, Wall Street and the giant, multinational corporations are pushing — and pushing hard — for a vote in Congress in the “lame duck” congressional session after the election to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The most recent pitch by Obama was on Monday at a summit of business leaders in Washington, where he said the TPP “will do even more to lower the cost of exporting, eliminating taxes and custom duties, and raising intellectual property standards that protect data and ideas and jobs.” Here is why the push is on. The so-called “lame duck” session of Congress is particularly unaccountable. Those who...

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DRUG COMPANIES & DOCTORS: A STORY OF CORRUPTION...

Jun 25, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   Marcia Angell January 15, 2009 IssueA Note to Readers Side Effects: A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower, and a Bestselling Antidepressant on Trial by Alison Bass Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 260 pp., $24.95 Our Daily Meds: How the Pharmaceutical Companies Transformed Themselves into Slick Marketing Machines and Hooked the Nation on Prescription Drugs by Melody Petersen Sarah Crichton/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 432 pp., $26.00 Shyness: How Normal Behavior Became a Sickness by Christopher Lane Yale University Press, 263 pp., $27.50; $18.00 (paper) An advertisement for Paxil in The American Journal of Psychiatry, October 1999; from Christopher Lane’s Shyness: How Normal Behavior Became a Sickness. Paxil is one of the drugs about which unfavorable research has been suppressed by pharmaceutical companies. Recently Senator Charles Grassley, ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, has been...

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Cracking the Mystery of the ‘Worldwide Hum’...

Jun 25, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   I was the only person in the house who could hear it; my family said they didn’t know what I was talking about. By Glen MacPherson / The Conversation   VIA ALTERNET   In the spring of 2012, when I was living near the coastal village of Sechelt, on British Columbia’s picturesque Sunshine Coast, I began hearing a humming sound, which I thought were float planes. The noise usually started later at night, between 10 and 11 p.m. My first clue that something unusual was happening came with the realization that the sound didn’t fade away, like plane noises typically do. And the slightest ambient noise—exhaling audibly, even turning my head quickly—caused it to momentarily stop. One night after the sound started I stepped outside the house. Nothing. I was the only person...

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7 Drugs That Big Pharma Withdrew and Hopes You’ve Forgotten About...

Jun 25, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] The cozy relationship between the FDA and pharmaceutical companies is resulting in fast-track approval of some dangerous meds. By Martha Rosenberg / AlterNet Photo Credit: Crystal Home / Shutterstock Do you remember the drugs Vioxx, Bextra, Baycol, Trovan, Meridia, Seldane, Hismanal, Darvon, Raxar and Redux? Pharma hopes not. How about Mylotarg, Lotronex, Propulsid, phenylpropanolamine (PPA), Prexige, phenacetin, Oraflex, Omniflox, Posicor, Serzone and Duract? After deaths and serious side effects surfaced, these meds went from wonder drugs to wonder-why-they-were-approved drugs and were withdrawn. In some cases, there is little evidence the drugs were ever used or widely marketed or that anyone was injured. In certain cases, the withdrawn drugs were on the market for less than a year before things went “terribly wrong.” In other cases, the drugs were in wide use for decades...

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OBAMA’S DEATH SENTENCE FOR YOUNG REFUGEES...

Jun 25, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Nicholas Kristof  NYTIMES Undocumented migrant children play near a map of Mexico and Central America at a migrant shelter in Tenosique, Mexico in 2014. Credit Meridith Kohut for The New York Times ON THE GUATEMALAN-MEXICAN BORDER — CRISTÓBAL, a 16-year-old Honduran refugee fleeing a drug gang that wants to kill him, has never heard of anyone named Barack Obama. Neither can he name the Mexican president, Enrique Peña Nieto. But Cristóbal, along with many others, could end up being murdered because of these two presidents he is unaware of. Obama and Peña Nieto have cooperated for two years to intercept desperate Central American refugees in southern Mexico, long before they can reach the U.S. border. These refugees are then typically deported to their home countries — which can be a death sentence. Continue...

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THE NEW LANDSCAPE DECLARATION: PERSPECTIVE AND CRITIQUE (PART 2)...

Jun 25, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] The Dirt Contributo New Landscape Declaration / LAF The second day of the Landscape Architecture Foundation‘s New Landscape Declaration:  Summit on Landscape Architecture and the Future offered critical responses to the 23 declarations delivered on the first day of the event and looked ahead to the next 50 years. Afternoon sessions were divided into five panels, each representing a different aspect of landscape architecture: academic practice, private practice, public practice, capacity building organizations, and emerging voices. Each panelist gave a short talk before engaging in a group discussion, addressing audience-sourced questions, and offering perspectives on what needs to be achieved over the next 50 years: Academic practice: Maintain the value of the “long view” “Academics combine teaching, scholarship, and service” while “taking the long view: looking back, then to now, and forward,” argued...

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THE NEW LANDSCAPE DECLARATION: PERSPECTIVE AND CRITIQUE (PART 1)...

Jun 25, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] THE DIRT BY Jared Green New Landscape Declaration / LAF After hearing 23 declarations on the first day of the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF)‘s New Landscape Declaration: Summit on Landscape Architecture and the Future, panels of landscape architects on day two critiqued the declarations, delved into some of the important facets of landscape architecture — aesthetics, ecology, society, and innovation — and offered visions for what needs to be achieved over the next 50 years. Aesthetics: Connect Through Creativity The panel, which was led by Adam Greenspan, ASLA, a member of the LAF board of directors, essentially worried that the importance of “physical design, which engages culture and nature,” may be lost in the total quest for sustainability and restoring ecosystems. Their response was designed landscapes must be beautiful if we expect communities...

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