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Nuclear site whistleblower fired after complaining about safety conditions

February 19th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/usa/busche-nuclear-whistleblower-fired-772/

The termination of a safety manager from a Washington state nuclear facility this week marks the second time in four months that a whistleblower was fired from there after speaking out, raising concerns about safety issues during her half-decade tenure.

Finnish reindeer breeders using glow-in-the-dark spray to protect them from cars

February 18th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Science, Health

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/02/18/finnish-reindeer-breeders-using-glow-in-the-dark-spray-to-protect-them-from-cars/

Finnish reindeer breeders testing reflective sprays on the animals’ antlers so they are more visible to motorists at night.said Tuesday. Between 3,000 and 5,000 accidents involving reindeer every year. If test gives positive results, the association plans to spray more animals next autumn.

EPA's Wood-Burning Stove Ban Deals Blow to Rural Homes

February 18th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.newsmax.com/newswidget/heat-energy-wood-stoves/2014/02/18/id/553372?promo_code=12289-1&utm_source=12289Raw_Story&utm_medium=nmwidget&utm_campaign=widgetphase1

EPA restrictions ban production, sale of the kinds of wood-burning stoves that compose 80 percent of those currently in use in the United States rule changes enacted following pressure from environmental groups. Tightened restrictionson the level of fine airborne particulate emissions wood-burning stove emit.

France to Tell GMOs Au Revoir by Restoring GMO Ban

February 17th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/france-tells-gmos-au-revoir/

French are preparing to restore a GMO maize ban in their country just before farmers prepare for Spring planting. A Senator of the currently ruling socialist party is calling for a ban to counteract an anticipated swell of activist upset over genetically modified organisms. France largest grower of crops in Europe,

One of America’s Most Popular Rice Brands is Full of Toxic Chemicals: FDA Recall

February 17th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/one-americas-popular-rice-brands-full-toxic-chemicals-fda-recall/

Uncle Ben’s rice has been American staple for years,‘fortified’ rice variety proven full of toxic constituents, cause headaches, nausea, skin rashes, other undesirable symptoms. FDA issuing recall, days after product reported to be loaded with heavy metals, MSG, arsenic,synthetic B vitamins.

Florida lawmakers take aim at backyard gun ranges

February 17th, 2014
Categories: News, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/02/17/florida-lawmakers-take-aim-at-backyard-gun-ranges/?intcmp=trending

State law allows residents to have backyard shooting ranges, concerned about law not having clearly defined rules on safety. Florida, some of least restrictive gun regulations in country, passed law in 2011, keep local lawmakers from making changes $5,000 fine, removed from office should they try.

Countries rethink pot laws in wake of US, Uruguay

February 15th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014729097

Jamaica, politicians discuss easeing marijuana laws. Mexico City, lawmakers proposed new plan to let stores sell cannabis. From the Americas to Europe to North Africa and beyond, the marijuana legalization movement is gaining unprecedented traction. Some see a potentially lucrative industry in regulation.

ObamaCare patients with serious pre-existing diseases could face expensive drug costs

February 15th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/02/15/obamacare-patients-with-serious-pre-existing-diseases-could-face-expensive-drug/

People with serious pre-existing diseases, paying for expensive drug treatments no help from health care exchanges.If medicine needed isn't on list, not covered. doesn't count against your deductible. Have to pay completely out of pocket. MS patient could be expected to pay $62,000 just for one medication.

Nazi scientists planned to use mosquitoes as biological weapon

February 14th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, War, Science, Health

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/02/14/nazi-scientists-planned-to-use-mosquitoes-as-biological-weapon/

The Nazis considered using mosquitoes as biological weapons during the second world war, research has revealed. Towards the end of the war, scientists at an institute in Dachau conducted research into how malaria-infested infected insects could be kept alive for long enough to be released into enemy territory.

Italy overturns 'absurd' drug law equating marijuana and hard drugs

February 14th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/news/italy-marijuana-law-overturned-061/

Italy’s constitutional court overturned law equating cannabis with cocaine and heroin, ruled the law was “illegitimate,” without elaborating. 10,000 could be released from jails. Law, passed by former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi 2006, sentences for selling, growing or possessing marijuana tripled.

Congress members urge Obama to remove marijuana from illegal drugs list

February 13th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/usa/lawmakers-demand-reclassify-marijuana-legal-926/

In a signed letter issued on Wednesday, 18 members of Congress have called on President Barack Obama to reclassify marijuana, listed in same category as heroin. federal Controlled Substances Act Schedule I higher listing than cocaine and methamphetamine, Schedule II substances.

Ex-cop acquitted of killing homeless man chased out of restaurant by angry residents -Video

February 13th, 2014
Categories: News, War, Police State, Health

Link: http://rt.com/usa/fullerton-cop-kelly-thomas-killing-902/

California police officer Manuel Ramos accused of beating homeless man named Kelly Thomas to death back in 2011 confronted by Denny’s customers sitting next to him to the extent that he stood up and left the restaurant. Video shows police taking Thomas to the ground, hitting him with batons. Legal to kill.

‘Unbearable pain’: Сall for easier painkiller rules as cancer-stricken Russian admiral commits suicide

February 13th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, World, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/news/analgesics-drugs-painkillers-admiral-917/

Admiral who shot himself after being denied morphine in the end-stages of cancer, one signature short for the prescription. Among the roadblocks are pieces of local legislation that do not align with federal laws, physicians who are still scared of drug officials and a medical culture that views analgesics as a last resort.

Thousands of Activists Demand Lowe’s and Home Depot Stop Selling Bee Killing Chemicals

February 12th, 2014
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/million-demand-lowes-home-depot-stop-selling-bee-killing-chemicals/

Thousands are going to swarm Home Depot and Lowe’s this week in support of Bee Week of Action. 27,000 people are planning to tell these companies that they should stop selling pesticides that harm bees, and ‘show them some love’ instead. Many organizations are participating.

EU to approve new GM crop, ignoring majority members’ opposition

February 11th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/news/eu-approve-gm-crop-608/

The European Commission is set to authorize the growing of genetically modified maize on European soil, despite 19 member states voting against the move, highlighting the “absurd” rules of weighted votes in the EU. UK and Spain in favor of GM crops, Germany abstained, France against their introduction.

Government Labels those who Grow Their Own Food ‘Extremists’

February 11th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/government-labels-grow-food-extremists/

Department of Defense, have now called people who grow their own food ‘radical’ and extremists. In addition, it says, “Nowadays, instead of dressing in sheets or publically espousing hate messages, many extremists will talk of individual liberties, states’ rights, and how to make the world a better place.”

Exxon oil spill town 'deserted land', residents still getting sick, forced to abandon homes -Video

February 11th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/usa/mayflower-keystone-oil-pipeline-410/

ExxonMobil’s pipeline burst spilled thousands of barrels of Canadian crude oil in a suburban area near Mayflower, Arkansas. Officials say area is safe to live in. But locals are complaining about health problems, dizziness, headaches, nausea – prompting many to move away.

World’s first’ farmer trial over GM crop contamination begins in Australia

February 10th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/news/gm-crop-contamination-australia-371/

Landmark legal battle between two farmers over alleged GM contamination has started in the Western Australian Supreme Court. The case is expected to determine GM farmers’ liability if their crops affect neighboring territories. Lawyers say it is the world’s first trial over GM contamination.

Israeli forces uproot 300 olive trees in Bethlehem area village

Link: http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=671358

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli troops on Thursday accompanied bulldozers to Bethlehem village of Wadi Fukin where bulldozers destroyed 300 newly planted olive trees, despite locals' attempts to stop them. Clashes broke out between Israel forces and locals as they tried to defend their lands.

Manufacturer Tried to Hide Results of Testing of Blood Thinner Implicated in 1,000 Deaths

February 9th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Manufacturer_Tried_to_Hide_Results_of_Testing_of_Blood_Thinner_Implicated_in_1%2C000_Deaths/32744/0/38/38/Y/M.html

The manufacturer of a blood-thinning drug tried to hide results of an internal study that the manufacturer feared would hurt sales of the widely-advertised medication, according to recently-unsealed court documents. Manufacturer of Pradaxa, being sued by patients and their families.

Vancouver home to Canada's first crackpipe vending machines

February 9th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Vancouver_home_to_Canada%27s_first_crackpipe_vending_machines/32747/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Canada's first-ever crackpipe vending machines, installed in bid to curb the spread of disease among drug users, dispense Pyrex crackpipes for 25 cents. Pipes very durable, less likely to chip cut drug users' mouths, helps stop spread communicable diseases including HIV and hepatitis C.

US prison to charge inmates for meals

February 9th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/02/09/349862/us-prison-to-charge-inmates-for-meals/

A prison in Nevada County is moving ahead with a rare plan to charge inmates for food and medical care, plan angered human rights groups. Claim move is “cruel” punishment. $6 a day for meals, $10 for each doctor visit and $5 for initial booking into the jail. Unconstitutional — cruel and unusual punishment.”

Fake-food scandal revealed as tests show third of products mislabelled

February 8th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Zionism, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Fake-food_scandal_revealed_as_tests_show_third_of_products_mislabelled/32716/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Consumers are being sold food including mozzarella that is less than half real cheese. herbal tea that neither herb nor tea but glucose powder laced with withdrawn prescription drug for obesity 13 times normal dose. Beef adulterated with pork. fruit juices included brominated vegetable oil, for use in flame retardants.

Canada River Loaded with Artificial Sweeteners, Flows Into Great Lakes

February 7th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/canada-river-flows-great-lakes-loaded-artificial-sweeteners/

New study published in PloS One: Canada’s Grand River, which flows into Lake Erie in U.S. used for drinking water has highest concentration of artificial sweeteners in surface waters worldwide. River tested for four most popular artificial sweeteners: sucralose, acesulfame, saccharin, cyclamate.

Iranian president announces ‘RouhaniCare,’ insurance plan

February 6th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Middle East, Economic, Politics, Iran, Health

Link: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/iranian-president-announces-rouhanicare-universal-health-care-plan/

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani announced Wednesday his plan to extend universal health insurance to all Iranians in a new program that the president himself referred to as RouhaniCare on Twitter. The Western-educated president, tweeted that his plan should cover an additional 5 million people.

Obama Considering Three Year Extension To Obamacare

February 6th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Obama_Considering_Three_Year_Extension_To_Obamacare/32681/0/38/38/Y/M.html

AP reports that the White House is now considering an extension of the president's decision to let people keep their individual insurance policies even if they are not compliant with the health care overhaul, may let policyholders keep that coverage for an additional three years.

Massive Coal Ash Spill Chokes North Carolina River as EPA Considers Waste Rules

February 6th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/21688-massive-coal-ash-spill-chokes-north-carolina-river-as-epa-considers-waste-rules

A ruptured Duke Energy pipe in Eden, North Carolina, caused release of 82,000 tons of toxic coal ash, 27 million gallons of contaminated water into the Dan River. Entire river is eerie unnatural ashen color. State regulators testing river for pollution. Coal ash produced by coal-burning power plants.

Chamomile: A Natural Cancer Fighter and Sleep Promoter

February 6th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/chamomile-just-sleep-anxiety-cancer/

Chamomile plant is great for promoting relaxation and deep sleep from its use in many nighttime teas. Research shows chamomile is able to trigger cancer cell death, a phenomena known as apoptosis. It’s active component, apigenin, can shorten the lifespan and the prolioferation of breast cancer cells.

Monsanto CEO Admits they Need More Propaganda to Defeat GMO Activists

February 6th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/monsanto-ceo-admits-propaganda-needed-defeat-gmo-activists/

Monsanto’s CEO admitted that the industry needs to do more to sway the public and convince everyone that GMOs are the one and only answer. “We simply haven’t engaged enough at the level we should have with all of our audiences, and for that, we apologize,” “There’s a recognition we need to do more.”

Alaska to vote on pot legislation this August

February 6th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://rt.com/usa/alaska-marijuana-legalization-bill-903/

Petition that would let residents of the forty-ninth state vote to make pot legal for adults surpassed a 30,169 signature threshold, clearing the way for issue to appear in ballot booths during elections there on August 19. U S law considers marijuana a Schedule I narcotic on par with heroin.

Uruguay’s president nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for legalizing marijuana

February 6th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/news/uruguay-nobel-mujica-marijuana-849/

December 2013 Uruguay became first country in the world to fully legalize production and sale of the popular herb. Under the new law, which comes into full effect in early April. Drugs Peace Institute, supported marijuana legalization endorsed his candidacy, political party Frente Amplio, the PlantaTuPlanta.

Scientists talk of 'pandemic potential' after first confirmed human death from new strain of bird flu

February 5th, 2014
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/scientists-talk-of-pandemic-potential-after-first-confirmed-human-death-from-new-strain-of-bird-flu-9107345.html

Pandemic potential of new strain of bird flu H10N8, scientists believe may have originated in wild birds, later spread to poultry, Concerns the virus has evolved so that it can transfer easily from birds to humans. Another bird flu strain, H7N9, infected 286 people since last year, causing 60 deaths.

In US, ‘Natural’ Food Label Means Nothing

February 5th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/In_US%2C_%E2%80%98Natural%E2%80%99_Food_Label_Means_Nothing/32650/0/38/38/Y/M.html

In the United States, pre-packaged foods loaded with artificial ingredients and chemicals can make it onto grocery store shelves boasting the label “natural.”In America, no definition of “natural.” Consumer advocates threaten lawsuits against big food giants, alleging their claims are misleading and illegal.

Caution: GMO Non-Browning ‘Arctic Apple’ Coming Soon – Would you eat it?

February 5th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/biotech-serving-gmo-apples/

Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF) offering the latest GMO, named the Arctic Apple. The company will offer its first non-browning apple. claims that GMO foods are highly regulated, naming Health Canada and the US FDA as sources of responsibility for food safety.

Naringin (in Grapefruit) Reduces Cervical & Breast Cancer Tumors by up to 75%

February 5th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/naringin-grapefruit-reduces-cervical-breast-cancer-tumors-75/

Studies show how people suffering from cancerous tumors due to malnutrition and cachexia (high levels of inflammatory cytokines in their cells which causes weakening or severe illness) responded exceptionally well to treatment with naringin, a compound found in grapefruit.

Deputy drug czar reluctantly admits marijuana is less deadly than alcohol -Video

February 5th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/02/04/deputy-drug-czar-reluctantly-admits-marijuana-is-less-deadly-than-alcohol/

The deputy director of the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy admitted Tuesday that marijuana was less deadly than alcohol, said marijuana was a dangerous drug even though it was not associated with deaths.

Pot buyers add more than $1M to Colorado tax coffers

February 4th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024443945

In the first month of legal recreational marijuana sales in Colorado, retailers say they have collected $1.24 million in tax revenue. Likely will exceed a quarter of a million dollars a day, putting it on pace to near $100 million annually. took in $39.9 million in sales,taxes from alcoholic beverages in fiscal 2013,

FDA Approves Digestible Pill Camera Created by Defense Contractor -Video

February 4th, 2014
Categories: News, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/FDA_Approves_Digestible_Pill_Camera_Created_by_Defense_Contractor_/32614/0/0/0/Y/M.html

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a digestible pill (DP) called the PillCam , designed by Given Imaging, Ltd (GIL), an Israeli-based corporation that develops defense systems for military applications. Mini camera can take photos of the intestinal tract for an estimated 8 hours while recording.

Iran Giving Food Away to Millions for Relief

February 3rd, 2014
Categories: News, World, Middle East, Economic, Politics, Iran, Health

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/04/world/middleeast/irans-government-begins-handing-out-food-packages.html?hpw&rref=world&_r=1

Iran government started handing out food packages for millions of its citizens to help those with low income, try to lower inflation on food.Long lines , where food is distributed. Food package contains 20 pounds of rice two frozen chickens , three dozen eggs, two quarts of vegetable oil, two packs of cheese.

Rising Food Allergies Triggered by GMO Ingredients In 80% of Groceries?

February 3rd, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2014/02/rising-food-allergies-triggered-by-gmo.html

Food allergies have become more common or more intense over the past couple of decade, Crohn’s Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Celiac’s Disease, gluten intolerance, eczema, AH/HD and many more conditions with common underlying digestive and gastrointestinal triggers.

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