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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Why a Single-Payer Health Care System is Inevitable...

Aug 25, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Major insurers are bailing on Obamacare. It’s time for something new. By Robert Reich  BILL MOYERS.COM Aetna ‘s stock remained volatile at end of a week in which the health insurance giant announced itwould pull out of most Obamacare exchanges. (Photo: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg via Getty Images) This post originally appeared at RobertReich.org. The best argument for a single-payer health plan is the recent decision by giant health insurer Aetna to bail out next year from 11 of the 15 states where it sells Obamacare plans. Aetna’s decision follows similar moves by UnitedHealth Group, the nation’s largest health insurer, and by Humana, another one of the giants. MORE ON Health & Science Republican ‘Alternative’ to Obamacare Really No Alternative at All BY Wendell Potter | February 12, 2015 All claim they’re not making enough...

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It Is Time to Begin the Process of Rebuilding Our Middle-Class Economy...

Aug 25, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Inequality Our collapse from an “opportunity for all” middle-class economy to a “winner-take-all,” dog-eat-dog system is behind many problems we face as a society. By Bill Moyers and David Bly An ice sculpture reading Middle Class is displayed as people gather to protest before the beginning of the Republican National Convention on August 26, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images, Artwork by Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese) In The New York Times recently, the paper’s former Washington bureau chief, the veteran journalist Hedrick Smith, asked an important question: “Can the States Save American Democracy?” Smith, who traveled the country to write his latest book, Who Stole the American Dream?, also serves as the executive editor of the Reclaim the American Dream website, where he keeps a keen eye on efforts to...

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Should We Accept TPP’s Harm For National Security Reasons?...

Aug 25, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Dave Johnson   OUR FUTURE.ORG Calling the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) a “trade” deal (it isn’t) the corporate community and the Obama administration are also trying to sell it as important for national security. Recent op-eds make a strong case that this is just wrong. First, Brigadier General (Retired) John Adams writes in The Hill, in “The national security case against TPP”: While I respect President Obama and the pact’s military backers, I believe these arguments miss a crucial point: By facilitating the further offshoring of America’s manufacturing base, the trade pact would actually undermine America’s military readiness and global economic standing. TPP would hurt our national security interests more than it would help. In 2013, the Pentagon’s Defense Science Board put forward a remarkable report describing one of the most significant but little-recognized threats...

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Four Arrested In Protest, But Feds Continue With Plan To Sell The Gulf To Oil Interests...

Aug 25, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Another 138,000 acres off Louisiana’s coasts will be explored for oil. Activists deliver flood debris to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management in New Orleans on Tuesday, the day before the agency leased more Gulf waters for oil extraction. CREDIT: COURTESY 350.ORG Four people were arrested for trespassing at the New Orleans office of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on Tuesday, after they delivered a petition with nearly 200,000 signatures calling for President Obama to cancel plans to lease off parts of the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas development. “We tied the recent flooding to the effects of climate change and the ongoing drilling in the Gulf,” said one of the arrested activists, retired teacher Renate Heurich, 61. BOEM auctioned more than 138,000 acres of the Gulf to oil...

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Inaction on Climate Change Could Cost Millennials $8.8 Trillion in Lifetime Income...

Aug 25, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Economy A new study has found that without action on climate change, the millennial generation as a whole will lose nearly $8.8 trillion in lifetime income dealing with the impacts of climate change. By Amy Goodman / Democracy Now!   VIA ALTERNET Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com A new study has found that without action on climate change, the millennial generation as a whole will lose nearly $8.8 trillion in lifetime income dealing with the economic, health and environmental impacts of climate change. The study, “The Price Tag of Being Young: Climate Change and Millennials’ Economic Future,” was produced by NextGen Climate and Demos. We speak to Heather McGhee, president of Demos and Demos Action. This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: As we continue to talk about...

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21 numbers to know about the 2016 White House race...

Aug 25, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] New facts, figures that help explain the presidential election By Michael BeckelCENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Arizona. Gage Skidmore White House hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are 79 days away from Election Day. And newly released campaign finance reports show Clinton and her allies dominating Trump, who has run a highly unorthodox campaign and this week parted ways with his campaign chairman. All the while, the Center for Public Integrity is following their money trail. Here are 21 key facts and figures that help explain the 2016 White House race to date. Minimum amount of money that Democrat Hillary Clinton and her super PACs allies have raised in pursuit of the White House through July: $447 million Amount of money Clinton and her...

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From Glacierless National Park to the Neverglades: Meet your future national parks...

Aug 24, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Human/Nature By Kate Yoder   GRIST.ORG On their 100th anniversary, Grist is exploring America’s national parks and the humans who use them. See the full series. The famous landscapes we love are changing in mostly imperceptible ways, except to the scientists who study them. Climate change is altering them slowly and irrevocably, and soon enough the effects will be obvious to the naked eye. Towering redwoods and sequoias will be sucked dry, turning into brittle trees with brown leaves and cracked bark. Glorious, snowcapped mountains will transform into rocky, barren peaks. In our lifetimes, the national parks will face an identity crisis. They’re named for glaciers and forests that once seemed impervious to time, but are gradually vanishing. Will we keep their names as an ode to the defining features we once cherished? Or...

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HR 2232: National mandatory vaccination bill enters Congress...

Aug 24, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Written By: medicinenews December 10, 2015 Alert! A Congressional bill to force mandatory vaccinations across the nation has entered the House of Representatives under the name “Vaccinate All Children Act of 2015” or HR 2232.  This bill is essentially a national version of the SB277 mandatory vaccination legislation which passed in California earlier this year, with the same impossible exemption requirements. The bill, as currently written, would require all state public schools across the nation to mandate blanket vaccination of their enrolled students in order to receive their federal aid money. The bill was introduced by Frederica S. Wilson, a Democratic Congresswoman from Miami, Florida, who is best known for wearing crazy hats to events and interviews. To say that the hats may have finally gone to her head isn’t far from the truth,...

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Obama Grants Immunity to CDC Whistleblower on Measles Vaccine Link to Autism...

Aug 24, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   Image courtesy of NextNews Network Health Impact News Editor Comments After six months and nearly one billion tweets on Twitter, it took a media frenzy over a small measles outbreak in California at the beginning of 2015 to draw the attention of some in the national media to finally start reporting on the significance of the CDC Whistleblower story from the summer of 2014. Patrick Howley of The Daily Caller has reported that the Obama administration has granted whistleblower immunity to Dr. William Thompson, a senior epidemiologist at the CDC who co-authored and published research on the MMR vaccine for the CDC back in 2004. His decision to become a whistleblower and reveal data that was concealed by the CDC linking the MMR vaccine to autism among African American boys was revealed during the summer of 2014. In...

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Dr. Brian Hooker: Father of Vaccine-damaged Child and His Relentless Pursuit to Expose Fraud at the CDC...

Aug 24, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   Health Impact News Editor Comments A top researcher employed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has come forward as a whistle-blower, confessing to his participation in actively covering up data that clearly links vaccines to autism. (See: CDC Whistleblower: CDC Covered Up MMR Vaccine Link to Autism in African American Boys) This is not a story the mainstream media (MSM) will be able to ignore for long. However, the MSM is heavily funded by the pharmaceutical industry, and the pharmaceutical industry has their appointed spokespersons on all of the major networks. The pharmaceutical industry is well-funded. They are perhaps the richest and most powerful group in the world here in the 21st Century. They will fight back and spin this story as best they can – you can be sure of it....

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Native Activist Winona LaDuke: Pipeline Company Enbridge Has No Right to Destroy Our Future...

Aug 24, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   Indigenous Native American Natural Gas & Oil Drilling Environment Guests Winona LaDukeNative American activist and executive director of the group Honor the Earth. She lives and works on the White Earth Reservation in northern Minnesota. In North Dakota, more than a thousand indigenous activists from different tribes have converged at the Sacred Stone Spirit Camp, where protesters are blocking construction of the proposed $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline. Protesters say the pipeline would threaten to contaminate the Missouri River, which provides water not only for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, but for millions of people downstream. For more, we are joined by Winona LaDuke, Native American activist and executive director of the group Honor the Earth. She lives and works on the White Earth Reservation in northern Minnesota. TRANSCRIPT This is a...

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Just Talking about Vaxxed Could be Illegal in California, if this Bill Passes...

Aug 24, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] The film Vaxxed could be outlawed in California, if this bill passes… California bill AB 1671 “Let’s see, Mr. Reporter. You received an undercover recording of a medical researcher confessing his crimes. You posted the recording and wrote about it. You’re the one who is guilty of a crime. Next case!” “Wait, Your Honor! That recording is vital information for the public. It shows that a vaccine considered to be safe actually causes brain damage in children.” “No. It shows you violated the law by posting the recording. It was illegally made, and you aided and abetted and forwarded that crime. As I said, next case!” Buckle up. The shocking film Vaxxed (trailer) is drawing audiences all over the country. It details the confessions of a CDC researcher, William Thompson, who states that...

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The Long Strange Journey Of Earth’s Traveling Microbes...

Aug 24, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Airborne microbes can travel thousands of miles and high into the stratosphere. Now scientists are beginning to understand the possible role of these microbes — such as bacteria, fungal spores, and tiny algae — in creating clouds, causing rain, spreading disease, and even changing climate. by fred pearce Consider the African rain dance. People in tribal costumes stamping the ground to make rain — it’s nonsense, you might say. Except that we now know it could actually work. If you have enough dancers, there may be no better way to make rain, because bugs in the soil and surface vegetation make exceptionally good cloud- and ice-condensation nuclei — and rain dances stir them up. Microbes, it turns out, are the hidden players in the atmosphere, making clouds, causing rain, spreading diseases between continents,...

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Pediatrician Resigns Because ‘American Association of Pediatrics Knows Vaccines Cause Autism’...

Aug 23, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] by Gary Barnes   TRUTHKINGS Dr. Kenneth P Stoller, MD, is a former Pediatrician at UCLA who resigned because he says that the American Academy of Pediatrics KNOWS Vaccines cause autism and tried to hide it.   Dr. Kenneth P Stoller, MD was trained as a pediatrician at UCLA and was a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics for two decades. In 2008 he resigned from the AAP after realizing that the AAP has known that mercury in vaccines can cause Autism and other neurological damage, yet the organization has refused to make a determined effort to have mercury (in thimerosal) removed from all vaccines. And in fact, has instead engaged in a cover-up to protect the interests of the vaccine makers and pharmaceutical empires. Please share far and wide – the public...

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THE REAL WAY THE 2016 ELECTION IS RIGGED...

Aug 23, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Democracy & Government Despite what the media tells you, the Democrats will not take the House in November. Here’s why. By David Daley  BILL MOYERS.COM The U.S. House of Representatives chamber is seen December 8, 2008 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images) Hillary Clinton has put the Electoral College into checkmate. She’s closer to Donald Trump in many red states like Kansas and Texas than he is to her in key swing states. As her lead swells, naturally, fired-up Democrats and a restless media have turned their attention to a more exciting story: Can Democrats retake the House of Representatives? But the outcome there is not really in doubt, either. It’s not going to happen. Democratic House candidates will likely get many more votes than Republican ones – as they did...

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Solar-powered Pipe desalinizes 1.5 billion gallons of drinking water for California...

Aug 23, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] by Tafline Laylin   INHABITAT.COM View Slideshow The infrastructure California needs to generate energy for electricity and clean water need not blight the landscape. The Pipe is one example of how producing energy can be knitted into every day life in a healthy, aesthetically-pleasing way. One of the finalists of the 2016 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition for Santa Monica Pier, the design deploys electromagnetic desalination to provide clean drinking water for the city and filters the resulting brine through on-board thermal baths before it is reintroduced to the Pacific Ocean. “LAGI 2016 comes to Southern California at an important time,” write Rob Ferry and Elizabeth Monoian, co-founders of the Land Art Generator Initiative. “The sustainable infrastructure that is required to meet California’s development goals and growing population will have a profound influence...

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Germany is building world’s largest passive housing complex with 162 green units...

Aug 23, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   by Lacy Cooke   INHABITAT View Slideshow In Germany, the world’s biggest passive housing complex is currently under construction. The solar-powered Heidelberg Village designed by Frey Architekten will comprise 162 units and a host of sustainable features, including rooftop and vertical gardens. Heidelberg Village, Wolfgang Frey, Frey Architekten, Heidelberg Village by Frey Architekten, community, passive housing, passive housing complex, sustainable architecture, architecture, design, energy efficiency, energy efficient architecture, passive architecture Frey Architekten founder Wolfgang Frey designed the complex so a wide variety of people could live on the property. There’s a range of one bedroom apartments to apartments that can house families of four or five people. Each apartment will have its own balcony. Solar power and modern ventilation systems will allow the complex to be energy efficient. Vertical gardens and roof gardens...

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Solar Delivers Cheapest Electricity ‘Ever, Anywhere, By Any Technology’...

Aug 23, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Joe Romm Dr. Joe Romm is Founding Editor of Climate Progress, “the indispensable blog,” as NY Times columnist Tom Friedman describes it.   Half the price of coal! Chile exceeded 1000 Megawatts of solar this year. CREDIT: ACERA. Chile has just contracted for the cheapest unsubsidized power plant in the world, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) reports. In last week’s energy auction, Chile accepted a bid from Spanish developer Solarpack Corp. Tecnologica for 120 megawatts of solar at the stunning price of $29.10 per megawatt-hour (2.91 cents per kilowatt-hour or kwh). This beats the 2.99 cents/kwh bid Dubai received recently for 800 megawatts. For context, the average residential price for electricity in the United States is 12 cents per kilowatt-hour. “Solar power delivers cheapest unsubsidised electricity ever, anywhere, by any technology,” BNEF Chair...

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The First U.S. Offshore Wind Farm Is Complete...

Aug 23, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] The 30-megawatt project is set to be operational in November. Deepwater Wind CEO Jeffery Grybowski stands on a boat during a media tour of Deepwater Wind’s project off Block Island, R.I., Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. Deepwater Wind’s $300 million five-turbine wind farm off Block Island is expected to be operational this fall. CREDIT: AP PHOTO/MICHAEL DWYER The country’s first offshore wind farm is complete and set to start putting electricity on the grid by November, the developer announced last week. The five-turbine, 30-megawatt Block Island Wind Farm — providing enough electricity to power roughly 18,000 homes for a year — is not going to overhaul the state’s electricity supply, but it is a powerful step forward for Rhode Island and for the country. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) photographs the first foundation jacket installed by Deepwater Wind in...

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Nearly 15 Years and $70 Billion Later, US Troops Still Endlessly Fighting Taliban...

Aug 23, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Common Dreams Brig. Gen. Charles Cleveland said mission would be ‘temporary,’ but would not say how long it would last, citing ‘security reasons’ by Nadia Prupis,  COMMON DREAMS   Sources in Helmand say about 130 U.S. troops have arrived to their base in the region. (Photo: Kenny Holston/flickr/cc) More than a hundred U.S. troops were sent to Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan on Monday to continue fighting the Taliban, in the first deployment of forces to the area since the drawdown in 2014—offering another signal that the U.S. military presence there is expanding, not decreasing, as President Barack Obama has promised. The Guardian reports: Since late July, the Taliban have seized new territory across Helmand, defying a series of about 30 U.S. airstrikes, and raising concern of an attack on the capital. The militants have...

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THE MIRACLE PROJECT

Aug 23, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   The Miracle Project is now enrolling for Fall! Here are our class offerings at a glance: Mondays 4:00-5:15 in Culver City The Miracle Project and Kids Like Me present musical theatre classes Tuesdays  4:45-6:00 – The Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts in Beverly Hills The Miracle Project Musical Theatre Adult Beginning level class Tuesdays 5:00-6:00 – The Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts in Beverly Hills The Miracle Project LIVE! Performance Troupe and Songwriting Class Tuesdays 6:15-7:30 – The Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts in Beverly Hills WORK – Create an original musical about young adults with autism and all abilities finding meaningful work Wednesdays 5:30-7:00 – Santa Monica Improv for Interaction young adult social skills program Thursdays 4:00-5:15 – Sherman Oaks The Miracle Project and Kids Like Me present musical...

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GREEN CITIES THAT MIGHT SURPRISE YOU...

Aug 23, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] When people think of living in a green city, many automatically picture Portland, Oregon. While Portland is an icon for the green city movement, there are many cities out there that offer a similar lifestyle. From public transportation to eco-friendly housing to sprawled urban parks, there are a number of places that provide the green lifestyle you want. Here’s a closer look at how a few cities are upping their eco-friendliness. Bikeability The best way cities up their green factor is with savvy solutions to age-old problems. For example, cities like Minneapolis have dedicated time and money to improve their infrastructure for cyclists. Both segregated bike lanes and public bike racks helped rank Minneapolis at the top of bike-friendly cities, but Bicycling.com also determined this rank based on how nice inhabitants are toward...

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Files reveal approved school drug trial plans in 1960s...

Aug 23, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] By Sanchia Berg BBC NEWS Home Office doctors gave the go-ahead for experimental drug trials on children at two approved schools in the 1960s, National Archives files show. Parents were not consulted and the issue of consent was left to managers. At Richmond Hill Approved School in North Yorkshire, housing pupils aged 15 and older, the most disruptive boys were given an anticonvulsant drug to see if it would control behaviour. The trial of a sedative on girls at a school near Leeds did not proceed. The proposal had been to give all girls at Springhead Park Approved School in Rothwell, which cared for 14 and 15-year-olds, Haloperidol, a powerful sedative now used largely as an anti-psychotic. ‘Restless and aggressive’ Approved Schools were on a level between between a children’s home and Borstal....

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4,250% Increase in Fetal Deaths Reported to VAERS After Flu Shot Given to Pregnant Women...

Aug 23, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] An increase of fetal deaths were reported to VAERS after pregnant women were given flu vaccines. Documentation received from the National Coalition of Organized Women (NCOW) states that between 2009 and 2010 the mercury-laden combined flu vaccinations have increased Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting Systems (VAERS) fetal death reports by 4,250 percent in pregnant women. Eileen Dannemann, NCOW’s director, made abundantly clear that despite these figures being known to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the multiple-strain, inactivated flu vaccine containing mercury (Thimerosal) has once again been recommended to pregnant women as a safe vaccination this season. Outraged by the CDC’s total disregard for human life, Ms. Dannemann accused the CDC of ‘willful misconduct,’ saying that they are responsible for causing the deaths of thousands of unborn babies. She stated that the CDC deliberately...

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Harvard Trained Immunologist Demolishes California Legislation That Terminates Vaccine Exemptions...

Aug 23, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] The following open letter by a PhD Immunologist completely demolishes the current California legislative initiative to remove all vaccine exemptions. That such a draconian and cynical state statute is under consideration in the ‘Golden State’ is as shocking as it is predictable.  After all, it was mysteriously written and submitted shortly after the manufactured-in-Disneyland measles ‘outbreak’. The indisputable science that is employed by Tetyana Obukhanych, PhD ought to be read by every CA legislator who is entertaining an affirmative vote for SB277.  Dr. Obukhanych skillfully deconstructs the many false and fabricated arguments that are advanced by Big Pharma and the U.S Federal Government as they attempt to implement a nationwide Super-Vaccination agenda. When the California Senate refuses to consider authoritative scientific evidence which categorically proves the dangerous vaccine side effects on the schoolchildren, something is very...

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REFORESTATION CAN TURN BACK THE CARBON CLOCK...

Aug 22, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] By Tim Radford / Climate News Network  VIA TRUTHDIG Martin Brigden / (CC-BY-2.0) LONDON—The ecological and carbon cost of rainforest destruction goes on accumulating for years after nations halt the conversion of canopy into farmland, scientists have found. This implies that to meet ambitious targets, global strategies to combat climate change—including forest restoration—should have started years ago. Tropical forests soak up vast quantities of carbon dioxide released by industrial combustion of fossil fuels, limiting global warming. Burning, clear-felling and ploughing of forest lands release centuries of stored carbon back into the atmosphere to accelerate global warming and climate change. So forest conservation and carbon emissions reduction are both vital parts of any strategies to contain global temperature rises. Researchers report in the journal Current Biology that they looked at the history of forest clearance...

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I Can’t Stop Reading One-Star Yelp Reviews of National Parks...

Aug 22, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] “I really wanted to enjoy this canyon…” Tim Murphy   MOTHER JONES Grand Canyon National Park/Flickr The National Park Service turns 99 years old on Tuesday. To celebrate, the Department of the Interior has waived admission fees for all NPS sites for the day. That’s a pretty sweet deal. You should stop reading this right now, call in sick, and enjoy the great outdoors. National parks are great. But not everyone agrees. Yelp is filled with one- and two-star reviews of America’s most pristine and majestic natural wonders. And honestly, they’re riveting. What makes a national park a one-star destination varies from one reviewer to the next. Maybe the tacos at the visitor center aren’t up to snuff. Maybe it was cloudy. Maybe the park was too cowardly to cut down some trees for spillover...

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The Populist Uprising Isn’t Over; It’s Only Just Begun...

Aug 22, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]     Robert Borosage  CAMPAIGN FOR AMERICA’S FUTURE The summer ends with a growing lament among progressives. Tom Frank’s cutting voice sums it up: “And so ends the great populist uprising of our time, fizzling out pathetically in the mud and the bigotry stirred up by a third-rate would-be caudillo named Donald J Trump. So closes an era of populist outrage that began back in 2008, when the Davos dream of a world run by benevolent bankers first started to crack. The unrest has taken many forms in these eight years – from idealistic to cynical, from Occupy Wall Street to the Tea Party – but they all failed to change much of anything.  And now the last, ugliest, most fraudulent manifestation is failing so spectacularly that it may discredit populism itself for...

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Thomas Merton > Quotable Quote...

Aug 21, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] “There is a pervasive form of contemporary violence to which the idealist most easily succumbs: activism and overwork. The rush and pressure of modern life are a form, perhaps the most common form, of its innate violence. To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to commit oneself to too many projects, to want to help everyone in everything, is to succumb to violence. The frenzy of our activism neutralizes our work for peace. It destroys our own inner capacity for peace. It destroys the fruitfulness of our own work, because it kills the root of inner wisdom which makes work fruitful.” ― Thomas Merton, Conjectures of a Guilty...

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HOPES RISE FOR UNDERGROUND CARBON STORAGE SCHEME...

Aug 20, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   By Tim Radford / Climate News Network  VIA TRUTHDIG     A cold-water geyser from an unplugged oil exploration well in Utah. (Mike Bickle / Cambridge Centre for CCS) LONDON—Geologists have resolved one great problem about the capture of carbon dioxide from coal-fired or gas-fired power stations and its sequestration deep in the Earth, with what appears to be the prospect of rock-solid carbon storage. Once there in the right rock formations, there’s no reason why it should escape. That is, it won’t react with groundwater, corrode the rocks around it and dissolve its way back to the surface in 10,000 years—or even 100,000 years. And scientists report in Nature Communications journal that they can say this with confidence because they have identified natural reservoirs of CO2 at least 100,000 years old, deep...

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