Month: August 2015

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  • the week that was: a rundown
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Part 2 with Dr. Sam Semir Osmanagich and the Bosnian Pyramid Complex

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thoughts and energy from the volcano…max ashley

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Doctors discover 40-year-old twin growing inside woman’s body

If Jenny Kavanagh had tried to self-diagnose herself using WebMD, “your unborn baby twin is growing on your left ovary” wouldn’t have likely come up as the cause for her heavy period. Nevertheless, after visiting a doctor in fear that her implanted contraceptive coil was causing the bleeding, Kavangh, 45, was informed that her undeveloped twin had been growing inside her for the past four decades, The Mirror reports. What’s more, the twin had a face, eye, tooth, and long black hair.

“I try not to think of it too much because I don’t want to feel sad about it,” the world’s most casual unborn-twin-carrier, Kavangh, said in an interview with The Mirror. “It would have almost certainly killed me if they had not found it and removed it…I try to remember that it had no heart and no brain.”

‘It felt like an alien inside me’: Woman’s unborn twin found inside her after 45 years http://t.co/ZOqMAuDCBV pic.twitter.com/hh1baX4sgS

— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) August 18, 2015

Kavangh, a London native now living in Cyprus, had previously given birth to two children but rarely visited doctors and had never gone to a gynecologist. Both of her pregnancies had been normal.

via Doctors discover 40-year-old twin growing inside woman’s body.

Biotech industry pushing genetically engineered crops that they insist aren’t genetically engineered – NaturalNews.com

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(NaturalNews) In the face of a growing public sentiment against genetically engineered (GE) crops, the biotechnology industry is pursuing a new strategy: Claiming that new GE technologies are so different from older ones that products produced using them should not be classified as genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The industry is now using these techniques to introduce traits like herbicide resistance, pest resistance and altered nutritional content into crops intended for human consumption.

The industry claims that the so-called New Plant Breeding Techniques are essentially the same as conventional breeding, are highly precise, and are unlikely to produce unintended consequences. All these claims were initially made about first-generation genetic engineering, and they are just as false now as they were then.

“You don’t have to delve too deep to find that – as in the case of traditional genetic engineering – industry claims simply don’t stand up to scrutiny,” wrote Friends of the Earth Australia on July 17.

New techniques, old lies

What are the second-generation GE techniques being passed off as New Plant Breeding Techniques? The most popular ones include:

Cell fusion: Creating hybrid cells by fusing the cells from two separate plants, thereby combining their genomes.

Cisgenics and intragenisis: Introducing DNA from the same or a closely related species into the genome of the target organism.

Nuclease-mediated site-directed mutagenesis: Using enzymes to cut DNA at targeted parts of the genome in order to delete genes or replace them with other genes (from the same or another species). Nuclease-mediated techniques may use clustered regularly interspaced palindromic repeats (CRISPR)/Cas9 nucleases, transcription activator-like nucleases (TALEN) or zinc-finger nucleases (ZFN).

via Biotech industry pushing genetically engineered crops that they insist aren’t genetically engineered – NaturalNews.com.

U.S. Sheriffs fed up as 25 Americans are killed each day by illegal immigrants

Data from U.S. Sheriff’s offices revealing the startling fact that about 25 Americans are killed each day by illegal immigrants, has forced the concern that President Barack Obama’s biggest political enemy many not be the upcoming Republican Senate and House after all.

Millions of U.S. citizens, disenchanted with federal government’s broken promises and lack of will to defend the Constitution, are focusing confidence toward what some say could be the White House’s biggest secret fear: the local American Sheriff.

Sheriffs across the country are fed up. “With little to no information, financial assistance, or physical support from the federal government, sheriffs are struggling to understand the threats and risks to their counties,” wrote a coalition of Sheriff Associations.

As recently as last week a group of Sheriffs marched on Washington D.C. to protest the Obama immigration agenda. To make matters worse for the Executive and Congressional branches of government, a coalition of Sheriff’s associations across the country have taken a strong stance against the Obama Administration.

The Western States Sheriff Association (WSSA) released a position statement defending border law enforcement agencies including the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Border Sheriffs. While supporting humanitarian efforts, the “sheriffs are concerned that the crisis is creating vulnerabilities that are being exploited by real and ever-increasing threats to our national security.”

“We, a Coalition of Sheriffs’ Organizations, understand the importance of partnerships with the federal government and stand together to ensure that public safety and homeland security are appropriately promoted, protected, and preserved.”

However, their position states that “sheriffs strongly oppose outright amnesty for those who are in the United States illegally because it is not a practical solution to illegal immigration issues.”

via U.S. Sheriffs fed up as 25 Americans are killed each day by illegal immigrants.

BBC among broadcasters to repeatedly breach Ofcom code over propaganda content – TV & Radio – Media – The Independent

International broadcasters including the BBC repeatedly broke the Ofcom code by screening programmes funded by foreign governments, charities and NGOs, an investigation has revealed.

News films and documentaries were acquired for nominal fees and the identity of the funders not disclosed to the audience – in what has been dubbed a “£1 programme scandal”. Ofcom has uncovered nearly 50 breaches of its code by CNN, CNBC and the BBC after a four-year inquiry into the global news channels, which are beamed into hotel rooms around the world.

The media regulator discovered a series of contraventions of its impartiality guidelines and found hundreds of nominal-fee programmes had been paid for by bodies ranging from United Nations departments to the Indonesian ministry of trade and a Cambodian casino firm.

It said the practice carried “inherent risk to independence and editorial integrity” and it has ordered an “industry-wide” meeting of news networks to address the matter.

The Ofcom probe, the biggest it has undertaken into television content, began after an investigation in 2011 by The Independent, which revealed that a London-based media company that had received millions of pounds from the Malaysian government for public relations work was making documentaries for the BBC on the subject of Malaysia.

The Independent also detailed how the company, FBC Media (UK), had close ties to the American networks CNN and CNBC. Ofcom reported that both broadcasters had broken its rules on due impartiality.

via BBC among broadcasters to repeatedly breach Ofcom code over propaganda content – TV & Radio – Media – The Independent.

Epidemic of sea mammal deaths explodes as Fukushima radiation contaminates one-third of the earth – NaturalNews.com

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(NaturalNews) Dead and dying sea mammals continue to wash ashore at unusual and alarming rates along the California coast. Scientists are stumped, suggesting that the cause may be food shortages caused by abnormally warm waters – but unsure of what has caused the ocean off the California coast to warm so rapidly.

Meanwhile, the radioactive plume released into the Pacific Ocean following the Fukushima nuclear disaster draws ever closer to North America’s western coast. At the same time, radioactive material is still pouring into the sea from the Fukushima site. Could the ongoing radioactive poisoning of the Pacific and the dying of its marine mammals be related?

Whales, dolphins now affected

On July 6, San Francisco news outlets reported the discovery of a large dead dolphin that had washed ashore at nearby Ocean Beach. While one death might not be particularly unusual, a dead sea lion pup and a dead adult elephant seal were also found washed up at the same beach, on the same day.

In the few months prior, numerous dead whales had washed up along the nearby coast.

At the same time, literally thousands of dead and dying sea lions have been beaching themselves from San Francisco to San Diego. In the first three months of the year, more than 1,800 sea lions – many of them starving and sickly juveniles – were found on beaches or in coastal back yards. More than a thousand of these sea lions beached themselves in March alone.

via Epidemic of sea mammal deaths explodes as Fukushima radiation contaminates one-third of the earth – NaturalNews.com.

Fukushima site becoming even less stable as crumbling buildings sink into ground around nuclear reactors

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In March 2011, a tsunami struck the coast of Japan that destroyed three nuclear reactors and severely damaged a fourth nuclear reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi site. The radioactive waste from the plant has been bleeding into the neighboring forests and Pacific Ocean for over four years. TEPCO, the company that oversees the plant, has consistently failed to contain the disaster. Hundreds of tons of water are poured into the reactors each day in an effort to keep nuclear reactors cool. Now, TEPCO has admitted that the buildings at the Fukushima site are sinking and will become more unstable with time.

TEPCO recently issued a report that highlights the depths to which the reactor turbine buildings have plummeted. The report reads that the Reactor 1 building sank by 730 mm, Reactor 2 by 725 mm, Reactor 3 by 710 mm, and Reactor 4 by 712 mm. In addition, the reference point has sunk by 709 mm. The report also admits that the company knew that the Fukushima plant has been sinking irregularly for quite some time. Nevertheless, TEPCO has yet to report the height of the turbine buildings above sea level.(1)

 The company does not know how to deal with the sinking buildings because no one knows where the nuclear waste inside the reactors is located. What is known is that the radiation levels inside the plant are too high for human exposure. Engineers have developed robots in an effort to investigate the crippled reactors. Unfortunately, at least one of the robots has prematurely quit working and been left for dead inside the reactors.

Tsunami, aftershocks and explosions

TEPCO does not know much about the situation inside the vessels, but they do know that the buildings are becoming increasingly unstable. The company therefore faces a dilemma. On the one hand, the company needs to gather more information about the situation inside the reactors in order to make an informed decision, which takes time. Since the buildings are sinking, time isn’t on TEPCO’s side. On the other hand, acting prematurely based upon limited information carries its own risks.(2)

Marijuana Kills Cancer, Says National Cancer Institute

Source: Kit Daniels

The institute recently updated its ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ page about marijuana to include various studies revealing how cannabis “may inhibit tumor growth by causing cell death, blocking cell growth, and blocking the development of blood vessels needed by tumors to grow” while also protecting normal, healthy cells.

“A laboratory study of cannabidiol (CBD) in estrogen receptor positive and estrogen receptor negative breast cancer cells showed that it caused cancer cell death while having little effect on normal breast cells,” the NCI stated. “Studies in mouse models of metastatic breast cancer showed that cannabinoids may lessen the growth, number, and spread of tumors.”

Here’s the NCI’s full list:

Studies in mice and rats have shown that cannabinoids may inhibit tumor growth by causing cell death, blocking cell growth, and blocking the development of blood vessels needed by tumors to grow. Laboratory and animal studies have shown that cannabinoids may be able to kill cancer cells while protecting normal cells.

A study in mice showed that cannabinoids may protect against inflammation of the colon and may have potential in reducing the risk of colon cancer, and possibly in its treatment.

A laboratory study of delta-9-THC in hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer) cells showed that it damaged or killed the cancer cells. The same study of delta-9-THC in mouse models of liver cancer showed that it had antitumor effects. Delta-9-THC has been shown to cause these effects by acting on molecules that may also be found in non-small cell lung cancer cells and breast cancer cells.

A laboratory study of cannabidiol (CBD) in estrogen receptor positive and estrogen receptor negative breast cancer cells showed that it caused cancer cell death while having little effect on normal breast cells. Studies in mouse models of metastatic breast cancer showed that cannabinoids may lessen the growth, number, and spread of tumors.

A laboratory study of cannabidiol (CBD) in human glioma cells showed that when given along withchemotherapy, CBD may make chemotherapy more effective and increase cancer cell death without harming normal cells. Studies in mouse models of cancer showed that CBD together with delta-9-THC may make chemotherapy such as temozolomide more effective.

via Marijuana Kills Cancer, Says National Cancer Institute.

Kiev Furious Over Ukrainians Going to Crimea for Holidays / Sputnik International

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An endless number of Ukrainian cars keep crossing the border into Crimea, as Ukrainians come to the Russian peninsula for holidays, Ukrainian news channel Uapress.info reported.

In response, Ukrainian radicals have urged to make lists of “traitors,” who decided to take their vacation on the Russian peninsula and threatened to punish them later.

“I recently spoke with Ilya Kiva, the deputy head of the Kherson regional department of the Ukrainian Armed forces. He said Ukrainians are going to the occupied Crimea for holidays en masse. According to their car plates, holiday-goers are from Donetsk, Lugansk, Kharkov and Kiev,” Ukrainian politician Dmytro Korchynsky said, according to the source.

Korchynsky was worried by the trend and said Ukraine should make the list of those who chose to go to the peninsula “occupied” by Russia.

Four Crimean Cities Make Top 10 List for Family Summer Vacations in Russia

Crimea has always been regarded as a perfect destination for tourists. The number of tourists that are expected to visit the peninsula during the 2015 holiday season stands at 4.3 million people, which is a 15 percent increase from 2014.

In March 2014, Crimea seceded from Ukraine and re-united with Russia. The secession took place after a nationalist government came to power in Kiev through an illegal coup in February 2014, which alienated Crimea’s majority Russian-speaking population of 2.4 million.

Crimea refused to recognize the legitimacy of the new authorities in Kiev, and staged a referendum in March 2014, in which 96 percent of voters chose to join Russia.

via Kiev Furious Over Ukrainians Going to Crimea for Holidays / Sputnik International.

» Too White? Sorority Video Slammed for Being “Racially Homogeneous” Alex Jones’ Infowars: There’s a war on for your mind!

too-white-is-beatiful  Sorority Video Blasted for Being “Racially Homogeneous” too white is beatifulHowever, the clip set off a firestorm of criticism, with AL.com writer A.L. Bailey asserting that the video was “worse for women than Donald Trump.”

“It’s all so racially and aesthetically homogeneous and forced, so hyper-feminine, so reductive and objectifying, so Stepford Wives: College Edition. It’s all so … unempowering,” writes Bailey, before she went on to argue that “beauty” and “sexuality” aren’t positive commodities.

“Some have condemned Bailey, the writer of the op-ed, for being a hypocrite as she runs a fashion and lifestyle blog,” reports the Daily Mail.

Others responded to the video in a more positive fashion.

“This is what I imagine heaven will look like,” wrote one.

“Can we all just calm down and give these ladies a break? I am ALL for empowering women but I am also ALL for fun. Let’s all be realistic here. When you are 18 years old and entering college, you are not only looking for the educational value but there is a social aspect as well,” wrote another respondent to Baily’s article.

“You have a problem with white skinny girls with long hair? Like most people, I rather see this than a bunch of fat bald girls,” added another.

The clip was soon removed from YouTube after the backlash despite receiving over 500,000 views, but was later re-posted by other users.

One wonders if the reaction would have been less severe if the girls in the video had been a lot fatter and less attractive. Criticism of their behavior in that context may even have been labeled “fat shaming” by some of the very same people upset over this video.

As we have previously highlighted, radical feminists believe that men being attracted to thin, pretty fertile women is a conspiracy contrived by the beauty and cosmetics industry, when it’s actually scientific fact based on crucial factors like hip to waist ratio.

This has led to the growth of bizarre feminist offshoot movements like “fat acceptance,” which encourages even morbidly obese women to embrace “body positivity,” providing them with an excuse not to acknowledge that their lifestyle is incredibly harmful to their health.

via » Too White? Sorority Video Slammed for Being “Racially Homogeneous” Alex Jones’ Infowars: There’s a war on for your mind!.