Landmark Report Shows Bee-killing Seed Coatings Aren’t Worth the Harm

seed-treatingFarmer and environmental friendly alternatives should replace toxic neonic seed coatings

WASHINGTON – A new report, Alternatives to Neonicotinoid Insecticide-Coated Corn Seed: Agroecological Methods are better for Farmers and the Environment, released recently from Center for Food Safety, shows that environmentally harmful neonicotinoid (neonic) insecticide seed coatings are largely unnecessary and ineffective.

The landmark report is the first of its kind to compile and analyze the peer-reviewed science on the efficacy of neonic corn seed coatings and to offer recommendations for viable alternatives for protecting both farmers and the environment.

Neonic-coated corn seed is the most extensive use of an insecticide on any crop in the United States, affecting close to 90 million acres of farmland, along with the broader environment. Neonic insecticides are known to cause significant harm to pollinators, aquatic organisms, birds, and possibly people. Yet harm from neonic-coated corn seed is unnecessary. As this report shows, agroecological and other alternative farming methods that are not highly dependent on pesticides are available and result in high productivity.

“For years we have seen dramatically increasing use of these toxic pesticide, yet the peer-reviewed research shows that they rarely protect farmer profit or crop productivity,” said Dr. Doug Gurian-Sherman, the report’s author. “What we’ve also seen is that industry-sponsored analysis of the chemicals’ efficacy relies heavily on non-peer-reviewed research, and contains several biases that overestimate the value of neonic seed coatings for improving corn yield.”

Dr. Gurian-Sherman’s report compiles and analyzes the peer-reviewed research in the field, which shows there is no need for neonic seed coatings to protect the productivity of corn. Data examined also shows that the so-called secondary pests targeted by the seed coatings are rarely a problem for farmers; and, in fact “the published peer-reviewed evidence reveals that [these early-season insect pasts] infrequently reduce corn productivity in the absence of insecticide use.”

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The War on Chiropractic Must End to Help Stop Painkiller Addiction

pills_medicine_1000x523By Dr. Joseph Mercola

In the U.S., painkiller addiction is so rampant that 91 Americans die every day from an overdose of prescription opioids or heroin. Prescription opioids such as oxycodone (OxyContin), hydrocodone (Vicodin), morphine and methadone are widely prescribed for pain relief.

Initially, they were intended to treat severe pain following surgery or injury or pain due to illnesses such as cancer. However, they’re now increasingly prescribed for many types of pain, including chronic back pain or pain from osteoarthritis. Opioid prescriptions nearly quadrupled in the U.S. between 1999 and 2013, despite reported pain levels remaining stagnant.

Meanwhile, the CDC reports, “Deaths from prescription opioids — drugs like oxycodone, hydrocodone and methadone — have more than quadrupled since 1999,” rising right along with the numbers of prescriptions.

The problem with opioids is that many people start taking them for mild to moderate pain, only to develop a tolerance, which means you need to take more to get the same relief. Physical dependence can also develop, leading to symptoms of withdrawal if you try to cut back or quit the drugs cold turkey.

Ironically, opioids can even lead to an increased sensitivity to pain, causing patients to reach for more and more of the drugs. Addiction and overdose, which can be fatal, are all-too-common next steps. In fact, up to 1 out of 4 Americans receiving long-term opioid prescriptions struggle with addiction, according to the CDC.

The researchers called for a major overhaul to address the urgent public health need to adequately manage chronic pain. With no other knowledge of how to treat pain, most physicians treat it with prescription painkillers, and now we have an epidemic of prescription drug abuse and related deaths.

Why Ending the War on Chiropractic Is Essential

The fact that the FDA highlighted chiropractic care as an option health care providers should be familiar with when it comes to treating pain represents a major step forward — one that has the potential to save lives if it means people can resolve their pain using chiropractic instead of prescription drugs.

Unbeknownst to many, there has been a systematic and deliberate campaign by the American Medical Association (AMA) to destroy complementary medicine like chiropractic care. In 1984, the U.S. Supreme Court found the AMA guilty of an illegal conspiracy to contain and eliminate the chiropractic profession, and ordered the AMA to cease its illegal boycott of chiropractors.

The belief that chiropractors are dangerous or selling a bogus treatment persisted for decades, even as a sizable portion of low back pain patients (more than 30 percent, according to one study) sought out chiropractic care. Now, as research continues to confirm its benefits, even public health agencies are taking notice.

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How Mainstream Media Insults the Public’s Intelligence on Vaccines

vaccine_500x500By Martha Rosenberg – Organic Consumers Association

Insult to Injury

There is a bitter war going on, and it’s not over Trumpcare or immigration: It’s about vaccines.

Mainstream media and medical groups, typically funded or backed by Big Pharma, cast parents who are skeptical about vaccines as conspiracy theorists whose backward beliefs put the public at risk. Vaccine skeptics cast vaccine promoters as paid shills, hired by Big Pharma to cover up documented vaccine-related injuries.

In mainstream and progressive media coverage there’s zero tolerance for critical debate about vaccine safety. Progressive news sites that would never defend corporate media coverage of Monsanto or GMOs drink the vaccines-are-safe Kool-Aid. Do these news sites really think Pharma has never steered us wrong, just for the sake of profit? What about all the drugs that had to be pulled from the market, after Pharma insisted they were safe? Drugs like Vioxx, Baycol, Trovan, Meridia, Seldane, Hismanal, Darvon, Raxar, Redux, Mylotarg, Lotronex, Propulsid, phenylpropanolamine (PPA), Prexige, phenacetin, Oraflex, Omniflox, Posicor, Serzone and Duract?

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) maintains a Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) where people can see for themselves the adverse effects and deaths related to a particular vaccine. A search for people who have died from the measles vaccines MEA, MER, MM, MMR or MMRV revealed 416 deaths.

In her most recent piece for OCA, health writer Martha Rosenberg says it’s time to stop insulting our intelligence, and start allowing an informed debate on whether or not every vaccine, in every prescribed dose, is safe for every child.

Read ‘How Mainstream Media Insults the Public’s Intelligence on Vaccines’

Here are some vaccine video resources:

“Vaccination: The Silent Epidemic”
“Trace Amounts”
“The Truth About Vaccines”
“The Greater Good
“Shots In The Dark”
“We Don’t Vaccinate”
“50 Cents A Dose

Calls for Violence Against Those Who Practice Freedom of Speech Opposing Vaccines Reaches Mainstream Media

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Refusal to Vaccinate Should Be a Hanging Offense?

By Marco Caceres -The Vaccine Reaction

If you have ever wondered what the opposite of love is, let me tell you… it’s not hate. It’s fear. Yes, I’m aware of the slightly different and perhaps more popular take on that idea by Elie Wiesel: “The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.” I like both of them, but I lean toward the former. So what breeds fear?

Answer: ignorance.

What we have in the evolving, ever more contentious debate over vaccines and vaccine policy in the United States is a lot of fear, fueled by a lot of ignorance. Ignorance about vaccine history, science and the ethics of mandatory vaccination laws. That’s bad enough. But what’s worse is the product of that ignorance-bred fear.

All too often, the by-product of fear is violence or the call to violence—which is what we’re starting to see in newspaper and magazine articles written by those who oppose and want to marginalize anyone who publicly criticizes the safety of vaccine policies or advocates for the human right to exercise informed consent to medical risk taking, which includes the right to make a voluntary decision about use of vaccines.

That’s right, each of us has the basic human right to be informed about any medical intervention a doctor proposes to perform on us or our minor children, and we have the right to consent or not to consent to that intervention. According to Barbara Loe Fisher, co-founder and president of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), informed consent is an “overarching ethical principle in the practice of medicine for which vaccination should be no exception.”

Fisher stresses:

We maintain this is a responsible and ethically justifiable position to take in light of the fact that vaccination is a medical intervention performed on a healthy person that has the inherent ability to result in the injury or death of that healthy person.

It is only common sense that each of us should have the right to protect the biological integrity of our own body and those of our children. Why, specifically? Because, as Fisher has often and passionately argued:

If the State can tag, track down and force individuals to be injected with biologicals of known and unknown toxicity today, then there will be no limit on which individual freedoms the state can take away in the name of the greater good tomorrow.

The latest example of the disturbing trend of prominent doctors, attorneys and journalists calling for severe punishment, including physical violence, against people refusing the medical intervention known as vaccination is a recent editorial titled “Preying on parents’ fear” published in the Boston Herald on May 8, 2017. The article, written by the “editorial staff,” is yet another in a long series of attack pieces published by the mainstream media attacking freedom of thought, speech and conscience when it comes to vaccination. It ends:

Vaccines don’t cause autism. Measles can kill. And lying to vulnerable people about the health and safety of their children ought to be a hanging offense.

A “hanging offense”? The editorial staff, led by editorial page editor Rachelle Cohen, is calling for people who criticize vaccine safety to be executed? Really?

Should we be surprised and appalled by the revelation of a major U.S. newspaper stooping to incite violence against Americans advocating for safer vaccines and more humane vaccine policies and the inclusion of informed consent protections in the U.S. vaccination system? Sadly, it’s not the first time threats have been made. In March, the magazine Scientific American published an article by Peter Hotez, MD of Texas Children’s Hospital also inciting violence against people who do not agree with current government vaccine policies. Dr. Hotez stated:

An American antivaccine movement is building and we need to take steps now to snuff it out.

In 2015, USA Today published a column by Alex Berezow advocating that “anti-vax” parents be imprisoned. At the time, that seemed to be a draconion proposal, but certainly less so compared to today’s calls for execution. My, we’ve come a long way in two short years. I wonder what things will look like in America two years from now. In a 2015 commentary titled “The Vaccine Culture War in America: Are You Ready?” NVIC’s Fisher contemplated an America of the future that resembles nothing like the America we’ve known:

Will laws be passed to not only deny you a public education but prevent you from obtaining health insurance; entering a doctor’s office, hospital or retirement home; boarding a bus, plane or train; buying a ticket for a movie or football game; shopping in a store, getting a driver’s license, filing your taxes or otherwise participating in and moving freely in society unless you show proof you have gotten every government recommended vaccine? Will your healthy unvaccinated children be taken from you and will you be fined and thrown in prison? Will public health officials with police power knock on your door one day and take you to a quarantine camp or forcibly administer vaccines to you and your children without your voluntary informed consent?

Is that the kind of future we’re facing? And for what? To allay the ignorant fears of a few irresponsible people who have been lent media platforms to incite collective fear within our society and violence toward a minority group?

Bertrand Russell warned:

“Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.”

Be careful with this path, America. Because once it is taken, there may be no turning back.

Fluoridated Water Destroys Your Brain and Teeth

420_FluorosisbigBy Dr. Mercola

In the U.S., water fluoridation has been widespread for the last 70 years. Despite the fact that clear-cut evidence suggests consuming fluoride is dangerous to human health and does little to protect teeth from cavities, it continues to be supported and recommended by nearly all public health and academic institutions.

This includes the American Dental Association (ADA), the American Academy of Pediatrics, U.S. Public Health Service and the World Health Organization (WHO). The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) even went so far as to name water fluoridation as one of the top 10 public health achievements of the 20th century.

Meanwhile, the evidence continues to stack up against this archaic practice, with federal data now showing more than half of U.S. kids may be suffering ill effects from consuming too much fluoride.

Most US Kids Have Fluoride-Damaged Teeth

According to research presented at the April 2017 National Oral Health Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 57 percent of youth between the ages of 6 and 19 years have dental fluorosis, a condition in which your tooth enamel becomes progressively discolored and mottled, according to data from 2011 to 2012.

The statistic represents an increase from 37 percent reported from 1999 to 2004. Further, the author stated, “There was a significant increase in caries experience …” When Fluoride Action Network (FAN) researchers analyzed the same set of data, they found “The 2011 to 2012 NHANES survey found dental fluorosis in 58.3 percent of the surveyed adolescents, including an astonishing 21.2 percent with moderate fluorosis and 2 percent with severe.”

According to FAN, “The data suggests that up to 24 million adolescents now have some form of dental fluorosis, with over 8 million adolescents having moderate fluorosis, and 840,000 having severe fluorosis.”

In stark contrast, when fluoridation was first started in the U.S. in 1945, it was promised that only 10 percent of people would suffer from mild dental fluorosis. Public health officials often brush off fluorosis as a purely aesthetic issue, one they believe is a good trade-off for the supposed benefits of fluoride but, in reality, fluorosis is an outward sign that fluoride is damaging the body.

Research has found impairment in cognitive abilities among children with fluorosis (even mild fluorosis) compared to children with no fluorosis. And some studies have even found that children with higher levels of fluorosis have increased rates of cavities.

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Venezuela: Communist Government Orders Bakeries to Sell Bread Only to Its Supporters. Other Citizens Starve

Screen-Shot-2017-05-21-at-10.10.05-PM-588x381RUSH FM has been warning the public that the planet is being governed by an evil elite. The following shows the extent that they will go to to dominate the humans and retain power.

By Edward Griffin

Venezuelans are starving due to collectivist economic policies, and they correctly blame the government. The government does exactly what collectivist government always do in such cases. It punishes its critics and rewards its supporters. Bakeries are ordered to sell bread only to government supporters and let the critics starve.

Geoengineering and ‘Chemtrails’ Are Described in Mainstream Media As Highly Dangerous But Necessary To Combat Global Warming


Edward Griffin

Mainstream media is presenting geoengineering and ‘chemtrails’ as potentially disastrous to the Earth, but that the risk is warranted in order to combat global warming.

The New York Times said in April that “we are living through a test already,” but the full article makes it clear that the ‘test’ to which it refers is, not that the sky is already being sprayed with chemicals. It refers to the theory that global warming is plunging the world into an future fraught with danger and that doing nothing about it is a ‘test’ of equal risk to spraying the sky. The intended message of that statement is that, it makes no difference if the sky is sprayed or not. In either case, we already are in a test – so relax and be grateful for chemtrails.

That’s the party line. The second part of this presentation reviews the dark history of the US government using citizens for chemical testing without their knowledge or consent. [For the record, we believe that geoengineering/ chemtrails have been used in NATO countries for several decades and that the purpose of the current media blitz is to condition the public to accept that without complaint when the authorities get around to admitting what they have been doing all along. For the story behind this story, see Global Warming: An Inconvenient Lie.

Smart Meters Interfere With Human Heart Rhythms

heart-rate-459225_960_720AMI Smart Meters emit EMFs/RFs with non-thermal radiation waves causing both assault and battery to a person’s heart, body and wellbeing!  Those are legal charges that can, and should be, filed against utility companies, AMI Smart Meter manufacturers, and public utility commissions.

By Catherine J. Frompovich

One of the most intrepid independent lay EMF/RF and AMI Smart Meter investigators Warren Woodward of Sedona, Arizona, has taken upon himself to put AMI Smart Meters to the heart test.

In EKG Proof That “Smart” Meters Affect the Human Heart video, you will see me connected to an EKG monitor while resting near an Elster brand “smart” meter of the type used by APS here in Arizona. When the “smart” meter transmits, the EKG shows that my heart rhythm is interrupted. Looking at the results of the EKG is startling.

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Google Rewrites Algorithm to Manually Crush Independent Media Because Mainstream Media’s Lies Can’t Compete With the Truth

In the interest of combatting the spread of fake news, Google has created a new algorithm that will bury online information the company deems “misleading, false and offensive,” according to Bloomberg. Even though the move doesn’t necessarily eliminate fake news altogether, it will force “low quality” articles further down in the search results, thus making it much more difficult for users to locate.

According to Google, the decision to introduce the new algorithm was sparked by the 2016 presidential election, where the issue of so-called “fake news” was consistently debated on the national stage.

“It was not a large fraction of queries – only about a quarter percent of our traffic – they were the important queries,” explained Ben Gomes, Google’s vice president of engineering for search. “It’s not a problem that is going to go all the way to zero, but we now think we can stay a step ahead of things.”

The most recent victim of Google’s fake news witch hunt has been the website Infowars, run by political radio host Alex Jones. Leaked documents from the Internet search giant reveal that employees were being instructed to rate articles and other posts from Infowars as “low” to “medium” quality, even if the information was entirely accurate.

Google’s rating guide used Infowars as an example of what a website looks like when it has a “poor reputation and conspiratorial bent.” The leaked guide went on to say, “There are a number of controversial, often debunked claims that the site regularly promotes.” Eventually, Google was forced to admit that their suppression of Infowars was a “mistake,” and that they would act fast to correct the problem.

This seems to be the consistent mindset among those who seek to suppress or silence what they consider to be “fake news” – do it until you get caught, and then just simply call it a “mistake” to avoid any further scrutiny or confrontation. But what if it’s not a mistake at all? What if Google really is out to silence right-of-center websites and blog posts?

It’s truly bizarre how companies like Google and pundits within the mainstream media never give a clear-cut definition of the term “fake news.” They are always quick to tell us that we need to act to censor it, but they never seem to go into detail about what specifically is going to be censored. This is because fake news is a subjective term – politically speaking, what is considered to be factual information by conservatives is almost always going to be considered lies or propaganda by the progressive left. Therefore, what we should really be paying attention to are the people behind the push to combat fake news, not just fake news itself.

Australia About to BAN Unvaccinated Children From Preschools and Daycare

Children-e1454529983256By Vickie Batts

Will unvaccinated children soon be banned from daycare centers and preschools in the land down under? Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has taken it upon himself to call upon state and territory leaders to move towards “nationally consistent laws” regarding vaccination. According to The Guardian, Turnbull intends on taking his sweeping jab initiative to the next Council of Australian Governments.

Turnbull has not beaten around the bush when it comes to the intent of the proposed law, which is disturbingly called “No Jab, No Play.” Under this new proposal, the vaccination rates of all preschools and daycare centers would be made available to the public and parents — and the right to make a formal objection would end.

“At our next Coag meeting I propose we agree that all jurisdictions implement legislation that excludes children who are not vaccinated from attending childcare or preschool, unless they have a medical exemption,” Turnbull writes in his letter to state and territory officials. He also proclaims that “vaccine objection” is not a valid reason to keep children from getting vaccinated. In other words, Turnbull believes that Australian parents should not have the right to medical freedom and the ability to choose what kind of so-called medical care is administered to their children.

Australia has been inching closer to total vaccine tyranny over the last several years, with outlandish bills that increasingly strip parents of their rights to care for their children in the way they see as the best fit. In 2015, the government took away welfare and tax benefits from parents with unvaccinated children. Their action led to an additional 200,000 child vaccinations, but it seems that this increase was just not enough.

In their insatiable quest for more power over their constituents, Turnbull and the Australian Medical Association are seeking to make laws that restrict unvaccinated children from attending schools a national endeavor. Laws prohibiting unvaccinated kids from attending schools already exist in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.

Michael Gannon, the president of the Australian Medical Association, reportedly told Fairfax Media, “If you, as a parent, expect the community to support you by either welfare payments or access to care, then you need to do your bit to contribute to that community by protecting other children.” Apparently, paying taxes doesn’t count as your community contribution in Australia.
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Also see:                                                                                                          Australian parents who don’t vaccinate their children will be fined $14 per week by the authoritarian regime                                                                                                             Mandatory vaccine push by Big Pharma tied to Australian Prime Minister’s wife

This Nutty Article May Save Your Life

acorns-600x399By Tess Pennington

In a long-lived emergency, our food stores can quickly be depleted. If this occurs, we must rely on our knowledge of native food sources growing wild in our area. One such wild edible is found in great abundance in many parts of the country and is a food source that is long forgotten. We are talking about the acorn.

Acorns can easily serve as an efficient way of pulling together a large amount of food. Many indigenous tribes and groups from around the world have utilized the acorn for its ability to give us nutrition and sustenance. In fact, it is estimated that in some regions of California, where the natives used them, fifty percent of their yearly caloric intake came from the humble acorn.

  • Acorns can be used to make a variety of different foods sources ranging from coffee, flour, soup thickeners, alternatives for oatmeal or just eating the nuts as a protein source.
  • The vegetable oils in acorns are comparable to olives, corn and soybeans and can be used as a cooking oil or biofuel source.
  • The nut meal can be used as animal fodder after the acorns have been shelled and ground.
  • The shells can be used as a heat source, garden mulch, or added to the compost pile.
  • Acorns are a complete protein and nutrition source.
  • Acorns possess many medicinal properties.
  • Acorns can be scattered around an area to lure wild game for additional food sources.

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Health Benefits of Acorns

Medicinal Benefits of Acorns

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Get Microwave-transmitted WI-FI Out Of Schools—Use Hard-Wired Connections Instead

wifi_classroom-1024x633-1By Catherine J. Frompovich

Microwave-transmitted Wi-Fi in schools is an extremely serious electromagnetic health-compromising problem for students and teachers alike, plus at home too!  Below are 3 diagrams of Wi-Fi various exposures from routers while the fourth illustrates non-ionizing radiation, non-thermal waves emitted from a laptop computer.  Such non-thermal wave radiation has negative implications upon the reproductive systems of males and females alike.

Various activist groups are becoming vocal about having school districts remove traditional microwave-transmitted Wi-Fi from schools and classrooms and replace it with a hard-wired service, which works very well but does not expose students and teachers to higher gigahertz ranges of microwave energies.  The World Health Organization’s IARC classifies microwave radiation from cell phones, which is in the same energy ranges and can be higher for router-emitted Wi-Fi, as a Class 2B carcinogen.

A teacher with the Los Angeles Unified School District, who is a cancer survivor and mother of six children, explains her sensitivity problems with Wi-Fi due to amalgam dental fillings, which contain mercury that actually conducts Wi-Fi gigahertz, including her heart issues from Wi-Fi exposures.  Remember, microwaves interact upon water and the body is 70% water, more content in some organs like the brain and heart, i.e., 73%, while the lungs contain 83% water!  Investigate how your microwave oven cooks food.  That should tell you something about microwave exposures.

That same teacher says students in her classrooms were having nose bleeds and 2 seventh grade students were bleeding out of their ears!  Furthermore, Wi-Fi microwaves are a class 2B possible carcinogen [1], but hard-wired Internet access can change students’ and teachers’ exposures during the hours they are in the classroom.  The teacher ends her comments with “The Constitution says thou shalt not harm, and you’re harming me.”

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The Greatest Public Health Mistake of the 20th Century

indexBy Dr. Mercola

  • The recommendation to avoid sun exposure and always use sunblock when outdoors may be the greatest public health mistake of the 20th century
  • Previous research has found vitamin D may prevent 30 deaths for each death caused by skin cancer
  • For every skin cancer death in northern Europe, 60 to 100 people die from stroke or heart disease related to hypertension — a health problem associated with vitamin D deficiency, and lack of sun exposure in particular

Vitamin D received its name because scientists initially assumed it was a vitamin, but further research showed it had been incorrectly categorized. It’s actually a prohormone, produced by your body from cholesterol in response to sunlight striking your bare skin. As a prohormone, vitamin D has enormous influence on your health, and it’s the only known substrate for a powerful repair-and-maintenance steroid hormone.1 Receptors that respond to vitamin D have been found in almost every type of human cell.

So, far from being a mere aid in bone formation, vitamin D is involved in a wide range of repair and maintenance functions, influences genetic expression, helps regulate immune function and more. Unfortunately, dermatologists have spent decades promoting sun avoidance and urging people to wear sunblock before venturing outside. As a result of this misguided advice, the field of dermatology has done tremendous harm to public health.

Sun Exposure Does Your Body Good

It was long thought that sun exposure was the primary cause of melanoma, the most lethal form of skin cancer. However, mounting evidence now tells us sun avoidance actually raises your risk of skin cancer while higher vitamin D levels from UVB exposure are protective.

Vitamin D also improves survival outcomes for melanoma patients. It’s the burning as a result of intermittent overexposure that primarily impacts your skin cancer risk. While Americans have dutifully followed sun avoidance advice, the melanoma rate in the U.S. has actually risen rather than declined.

Rates of melanoma have been rising for at least the last three decades, and research published in the British Journal of Dermatology in 2009 suggests the sun is likely nothing more than a scapegoat. According to this study, the rise in melanoma appears to be “an artifact caused by diagnostic drift.”

Diagnostic drift, according to the study, refers to a hefty increase in disease diagnoses fueled by detection and misclassification of benign lesions as stage 1 melanoma.

Sun avoidance also increases your risk of a number of other health problems stemming from vitamin D deficiency, including internal cancers that claim far more lives than skin cancer, as well as heart disease, multiple sclerosis, infertility and all-cause mortality.

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Studies Show Higher Sun Exposure Protects Health and Increases Longevity

The Cure for Vitamin D Deficiency Is Right Outside Your Door

Dermatologists Make No Allowances for Skin Color

Dermatologists Fail to Understand Sun Exposure Is About Far More Than Vitamin D

Your Body Is Designed to Optimize Health From Sun Exposure

Sunscreens May Sabotage Health in More Ways Than One

Whopping Vaccine Injury Payouts

Vaccine-Needle-on-Black-1Brendan D. Murphy, Guest
Waking Times

Yet another shocking blow has been delivered to people who still ardently claim that vaccines are “safe and effective,” and that the only complications they can cause are “mild.” The US government department for Health Resources and Services Administration has recently released the running tally of the just-past-half-way-complete US Fiscal Year (FY) of 2017 for compensable vaccine injuries. It currently stands at over $142 million dollars. You read that right. That covers the 377 cases that were thus far successful in obtaining compensation in fiscal year 2017 through the heavily biased (to put it politely) system allegedly in place to redress damage done by vaccines in the USA.

At the rate things are going, we might expect the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program to pay out around $220 million or more by the close of FY 2017. To clarify, US Fiscal Year 2017 runs from October 1st, 2016 to September 30th, 2017 – there’s still over four months remaining to rack up more carnage.

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The Imperative Of Replacing Google And Facebook

google-big-brotherBy Tony Cartalucci

Nations are beginning to take more seriously the control of their respective information space after years of allowing US-based tech giants Google and Facebook to monopolize and exploit them.

Vietnam, according to a recent GeekTime article, is the latest nation to begin encouraging local alternatives to the search engine and social media network in order to rebalance the monopoly over information both tech giants enjoy in the Southeast Asian country today.

Google and Facebook: More than Search Engines and Social Media

The two tech giants and others like them may have appeared at their inceptions to political, business, and military leaders around the world as merely opportunistic corporations seeking profits and expansion.

However, Google and Facebook, among others, have become clearly much more than that. Both have verifiably worked with the US State Department in pursuit of geopolitical objectives around the world, from the collapse of the Libyan government to attempts at regime change in Syria, and using social media and information technology around the world to manipulate public perception and achieve sociopolitical goals on behalf of Wall Street and Washington for years.

The use of social media to control a targeted nation’s information space, and use it as a means of carrying out sociopolitical subversion and even regime change reached its pinnacle in 2011 during the US-engineered “Arab Spring.”

Portrayed at first as spontaneous demonstrations organized organically over Facebook and other social media platforms, it is now revealed in articles like the New York Times‘, “U.S. Groups Helped Nurture Arab Uprisings,” that the US government had trained activists years ahead of the protests, with Google and Facebook participating directly in making preparations.

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Is There Secret Software That Utility Companies Are Being Forced To Use?

grid-hacking-1024x620By Catherine J. Frompovich

This article is difficult for me to write because I don’t have what I normally have to back it up: Resource information links to insert.  I have nothing more than an email informing me of what’s going on from what a utility company whistleblower on the Northwest USA Coast has divulged regarding vulnerabilities.  However, I thought about it—no, agonized about it—but decided to write it anyway because I think it’s important the information be made public.

So here goes:  According to that ten-year utility company employee, the U.S. government is forcing electric utilities to use a software program called SAP.  Looking online, I find information for the SAP electric software program from Germany.  The information I’m receiving, however, is that program is ‘flawed’, easily hackable and can be used to take down the entire USA grid system.  See why I’m concerned!

If that be the case, how come utilities are not willing to tell the government NO, but acquiesce to demands to use it?  Can it be saying NO will jeopardize their grants and funding to implement AMI Smart Meters?  Another electric utility employee—this one is at one of the southern California utilities—says the same thing is happening there regarding the SAP program.

According to the email, outages have been occurring with as many as thousands of people losing power.  If that be the case, will power outages become a routine event in the USA because of a software program?  Remember I have said AMI Smart Meters are computers!

Furthermore and here’s the squirrely part, the SAP software program, according to the email, supposedly integrates completely with SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition), “a control system architecture that uses computers, networked data communications and graphical user interfaces for high-level process supervisory management…” according to Wikipedia

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Demand-side Management (DSM) Aspect Of AMI Smart Meters

smart-meter-fraudBy Catherine J. Frompovich

There is information about AMI Smart Meters probably very few people know anything about, but will affect them enormously, especially when consumers don’t know to expect what’s happening.

It’s demand-side management (DSM), which allows electric utilities to turn off various appliances in order to conserve energy—one of the main, if not the key reason—for AMI Smart Meters, in my opinion, in addition to surveillance.

Instead of improving electric utilities infrastructure; building new energy production facilities; or providing renewal energy sources, I offer, utilities can cut, reduce electric service, or provide “brown outs” to 25 percent—maybe more—customers on a rotating basis so only 75 percent of customers will be using peak energy levels at any given time during peak load demands.  Electric utility customers should think consecutive “rolling brown outs.”  One specific creature-comfort impacted is air conditioning during hot, humid summer weather.

DSM has been around since the 1980s, maybe even earlier in the 1970s.  At one time customers could “buy into DSM” in order to save on energy costs, but from what I gather, current  AMI SMs will make DSM an automatic “built-in” feature customers will have no say about how it’s implemented by the utility.  It’s there to be used at the sole discretion and control of the utility.  So, don’t be surprised if your air conditioner goes quiet for 15 minutes, or longer, during peak demand periods.  Nothing may be wrong with your air conditioning unit; it may be your electric company sending a microwave signal to your AMI Smart Meter to shut off the air conditioner, specifically newer models or a “smart, energy-saver” air conditioner with a built-in ZigBee transmitter, which operates on microwaves in the gigahertz range.

The same DSM principle for “brown outs” can be applied to other appliances: refrigerators, washers, dryers, water heaters, or other “high demand” appliances in your home.  That’s what utilities’ algorithms are all about: monitoring your electric consumption by recording and tracking each appliance’s electrical ‘signature’.

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Samsung’s Warning: Our Smart TVs Record Your Living Room Chatter

samsmartBy Chris Matyszczyk

Samsung’s small print says that its Smart TV’s voice recognition system will not only capture your private conversations, but also pass them onto third parties.

Why worry about Big Brother?

It’s your big Samsung TV that’s watching you. Oh, and listening to you.

That seems to be the conclusion from reading the privacy small print offered by the company. (Samsung’s motto: TV has never been this smart.)

It concerns the voice-recognition feature, vital for everyone who finds pressing a few buttons on their remote far too tiresome.

The wording, first spotted by the Daily Beast, first informs you that the company may “capture voice commands and associated texts so that we can provide you with Voice Recognition features and evaluate and improve the features.”

This is almost understandable. It’s a little like every single customer service call, supposedly recorded to make your next customer service call far, far more enjoyable.

However, the following words border on the numbing: “Please be aware that if your spoken words include personal or other sensitive information, that information will be among the data captured and transmitted to a third party through your use of Voice Recognition.”

The possibilities curdle in the mind. So much so that I have contacted Samsung to ask how broad this policy might be and what third parties might be informed of your personal conversations. (I would have just shouted at my SmartTV to get comment, but it isn’t a Samsung.)

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Inaudible Frequencies Hidden in TV Ads Trigger Smartphones to Spy on Their Owners

imagesBy Jamie White

German researchers from the Braunschweig University of Technology report that inaudible ‘ultrasonic’ signals embedded in TV ads can activate smartphones to listen to background sounds and collect information on personal activities, program preferences, and political affiliation. -GEG

There’s been a huge growth in Android apps using software that’s designed to search for inaudible “ultrasonic” signals, and these signals can contain code which orders apps to begin tracking people’s location, what they’re watching on television and even collect personal information such as political affiliation and pornography habits, the researchers warn.

The software, called Silverpush, is designed to listen to “audio beacons” which humans can’t hear, and has allegedly been used by corporations such as McDonald’s and Krispy Kreme.

Apps that use this software can “precisely link the watching of even sensitive content such as adult movies or political documentations to a single individual – even at varying locations,” the researchers said. “Advertisers can deduce what and how long an individual is watching and obtain a detailed user profile to deliver highly customized advertisements.”

“The monitoring functionality is already deployed in mobile applications and might become a serious privacy threat in the near future,” the researchers added.

The researchers from Braunschweig University of Technology visited dozens of stores in two unnamed European cities and found four stores broadcasting these beacons.

They also noted a surge in the number of Android apps which searched for these audio beacons, from 39 in 2015 to 234 presently.

This technology was already a concern to the American Federal Trade Commission, who wrote to app developers last year asking them to clarify if they were using software like Silverpush.

“These apps were capable of listening in the background and collecting information about consumers without notifying them,” said Jessica Rich, director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. “Companies should tell people what information is collected, how it is collected, and who it’s shared with.”

The notion of smart devices being able to spy on citizens is nothing new.