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Monsanto Launches War On Scientists, Says Science Will Ruin Their Business

Brandon Turbeville Natural Blaze A new battle is now raging over glyphosate (Roundup weed killer) on the heels of the California decision to require a cancer warning on the pesticide at the state level.Faced with having to defend a proven … Continue reading

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Oxford Study: The More Plants and Fewer Animal Products we Consume, the Greater the Health, Economic, and Emissions Benefits

Health benefits: Moving to diets with fewer animal-sourced foods would have major health benefits (Fig. 1A). Compared with the reference scenario, we project that adoption of global dietary guidelines (HGD) would result in 5.1 million avoided deaths per year [95% … Continue reading

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GM Golden Rice Flops In New Trial, Mutant Plants Reduces Crop Yield

Brandon Turbeville Natural Blaze After millions of dollars and untold amounts of hype, the GM Lobby’s favorite crop is demonstrating itself to do the opposite of what it was allegedly intended to do. As evidenced by a new study, Golden … Continue reading

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Iowa City Carves 1000 Acres To Seed Habitat Rescue For Bees And Butterflies

Brandon Turbeville Natural Blaze As the bee population continues to decline, many people are becoming increasingly concerned. Some in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, however, are now taking action to do what they can to prevent bees from disappearing completely. The plan … Continue reading

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Pesticide Exposure Damages The Mouth Microbiome

Brandon Turbeville Natural Blaze A new study published in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology has demonstrated a disturbing link between pesticide exposure and the destruction of healthy bacteria of the mouth. The study involved an examination of “oral buccal … Continue reading

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Parity Is The Answer To America’s Agricultural Crisis

Brandon Turbeville Natural Blaze Farming is, by nature, an up and down game, with so many variables going into the production of food that can drive both prices and production. Throughout American and, indeed, world history, agriculture has been susceptible … Continue reading

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As Bee Population Continues Decline Scientists Introduce Robobee

Brandon Turbeville Natural Blaze As the bee population in the United States continues to decline, some scientists are working on a backup option which many people are calling the Robobee. A recent announcement coming out of the journal Chem, in … Continue reading

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Nuclear Power Is Not “Green Energy”

Nuclear lobbyists and some scientists are under the mistaken impression that nuclear power is virtually carbon-free, and thus must be pushed to prevent runaway global warming (if you don’t believe in global warming, please forward this to your friends, family … Continue reading

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New Radiation Level at Fukushima Dwarfs the Highest Peak at Chernobyl

The Fukushima Disaster We noted a few days after the Japanese earthquake that the amount of radioactive fuel at Fukushima dwarfs that at Chernobyl … and that the cesium fallout from Fukushima already rivaled Chernobyl (we also noted that Fukushima … Continue reading

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Skittles Highway Spill Reveals Feed Run To Cattle Lot

Brandon Turbeville Natural Blaze A recent news story, no doubt designed to capture the attention of people wanting light and weird news, has accidentally revealed yet another disgusting and unpleasant fact about the American food system. The case took off … Continue reading

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Why The Keystone Pipeline Will Actually RAISE Gas Prices In the U.S.

Originally published in 2014. Big Oil Is Gaming the System to Raise Domestic U.S. Prices Bloomberg notes: Completion of the entire [Keystone] pipeline would raise prices at the pump in the Midwest and Rocky Mountains 10 to 20 cents a … Continue reading

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Science: Endometriosis, Fibroids Caused By These Common Chemicals, Billions In Annual Medical Costs

Brandon Turbeville Natural Blaze In a new study, a team of researchers set out to estimate the health cost of two chemicals in the European Union – pthalates and DDE. Both of these chemicals are known hormone disruptors and are … Continue reading

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A BIASED 2017 FORECAST (PART TWO)

In Part One of this article I discussed the failure of our brains to think rationally due to our biases and the relentless propaganda flogged by our Deep State ruling class. Viewing the future through the looking glass of the … Continue reading

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A BIASED 2017 FORECAST (PART ONE)

“The idea that the future is unpredictable is undermined every day by the ease with which the past is explained.” – Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow A couple weeks ago I was lucky enough to see a live one … Continue reading

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US Forces Caught Lying about Blasting Civilians with Fire-Hose in Below-Freezing Weather to Protect Dakota Pipeline

US domestic forces using both lethal and pain-inducing weaponry to guard the expansion of the Dakota access oil pipeline denied to NBC the use of fire-hoses (The Guardian has called them ‘water cannons’) against civilians last night.  However, many live-streams … Continue reading

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Pygmies Of Cameroon Tortured And Expelled For Rothschild Elephant Hunting Scheme

Brandon Turbeville Natural Blaze According to a number of media outlets, international banker Benjamin de Rothschild is expelling Baka pygmies from their land in Cameroon in an effort for his company to operate an elephant hunting safari in the area. … Continue reading

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On the Knife-Edge of Western Globalization: A Stint at Standing Rock

Armed men in jackboots, some masked and toting assault rifles, stand mockingly, defiantly, heavily on the mound of graves – a sacred indigenous burial ground.  A site non-natives can understand as similar to Arlington National Cemetery.  How US nationalists would … Continue reading

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Help Send Washington’s Blog to Standing Rock

Journalist colleague Sha Hebert and I will be heading to the North Dakota water-protector camps tomorrow from Portland, OR. We are going out of pocket for all expenses and bringing humanitarian supplies. If you would like to help cover costs … Continue reading

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Factory Farms Make North And South Carolina Flood Waters A Toxic Soup

Brandon Turbeville Natural Blaze  In another example of the dangers posed by factory farms, the flood waters left by Hurricane Matthew all over North and South Carolina have brought with it the hundreds and hundreds of rotting hog and chicken … Continue reading

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3 Corporations That Manufacture BPA

Brandon Turbeville Natural Blaze Ever wonder who actually makes the BPA that lines plastic water bottles, andvirtually every other consumable product packaging in the United States? While the list is undoubtedly longer, we know of at least three major companies … Continue reading

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US Gov Releases ‘Surprisingly Honest’ Ad for Dakota Access Pipeline

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Let’s Stop Losing Power And Bury The Lines

Brandon Turbeville Natural Blaze The after effects of Hurricane Matthew are still being felt along the East Coast, especially in South Carolina. These residual issues, after the water and winds have gone, take the form of crippling power outages lasting … Continue reading

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Farm Aid 2016: A Revolution In Food And Farming Is Brewing

Brandon Turbeville Natural Blaze  The 31st Farm Aid benefit concert opened with a press conference made up of individuals from a number of different areas. Notably, the performers – Willie Nelson, Sturgill Simpson, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Lukas Nelson, Jamey … Continue reading

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WORLDS MADE BY HAND

Having recently finished reading The Harrows of Spring, the fourth and final novel of Jim Kunstler’s World Made By Hand series, I couldn’t help but compare and contrast his dystopian post economic collapse America versus our current warped egocentric pre-economic … Continue reading

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Studies Suggest Google is Biggest Mind-Control Device Ever Created and is Manipulating in Favor of Hillary

Additional information here: In this extract from his new book When Google Met Wikileaks, WikiLeaks’ publisher Julian Assange describes the special relationship between Google, Hillary Clinton and the State Department — and what that means for the future of the … Continue reading

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Leading Antiwar Progressives Speak Favorably of Aspects of Trump’s Foreign Policy

by John V. Walsh (republished with permission of the author).  Until recently the progressive mind has been resolutely closed and stubbornly frozen in place against all things Trump. But cracks are appearing in the ice.  With increasing frequency over the … Continue reading

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30 BLOCKS OF DOG SHIT & SUGAR TAXES

Earlier this week I left for work on a cool crisp sunny morning at 6:30 am. Traffic seemed lighter than usual. Even the Schuylkill Expressway was moving smoothly. I just knew it was going to be one of those rare … Continue reading

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Russian-Americans Warn Nuclear War Will Leave Millions of Americans Dead. Which Candidate Most Likely to Deescalate?

A group of Russian-American political analysts have issued a detailed warning to US citizens.  They note that allowing the regime in Washington to attack or provoke Russia might leave the US in ruins and tens or hundreds of millions of … Continue reading

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Obama Violates Nuclear Treaties while Iran Upholds Them

The IAEA issued a new report reconfirming that Iran is “complying with the P5+1 nuclear deal, and that Iran’s stockpiles have all remained below the limits set forth in the deal.” The ‘deal’ has been selectively imposed, mainly by the … Continue reading

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US Blocks 9/11 Suits against Saudis while Compensating Saudi Bombing Victims

A brief summary of how the US oligarchy has been throwing its ‘own’ civilians under the bus in favor of its terrorist friends in the Saudi dictatorship. Robert Barsocchini is an internationally published author who focuses on force dynamics, national … Continue reading

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U.S. Now Overtly at War Against Russia

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced on February 2nd that he approves of U.S. ‘Defense’ Secretary Ash Carter’s proposal to quadruple U.S. armaments and troops in Europe, against ‘Russian aggression.’ Secretary Carter said earlier that same day, … Continue reading

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Putin Calls Out Obama on a Big Lie

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org “In 2009, US President Obama said that the missile defense only serves as protection from Iranian nuclear missiles. But now there is an international treaty with Iran that bans Tehran from developing a potential military nuclear project. … Continue reading

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Ralston Saul: Neo-Liberalism / Neo-Conservatism a Low-Level Form of God-Worship

Pulitzer-winning journalist Chris Hedges interviews John Ralston Saul, an ‘award-winning philosopher, novelist and essayist’ who is considered ‘Canada’s leading public intellectual’. Some points detailed in the discussion: -Neo-liberalism / neo-conservatism relate to neither ‘liberalism’ or ‘conservatism’.  They are an ideology … Continue reading

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Animal Law Professor: Veganism Part of the Commitment to Non-Violence

Pulitzer-winning journalist Chris Hedges interviews Gary L. Francione, ‘Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of Law and Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Scholar of Law and Philosophy at Rutgers University School of Law-Newark.  Francione received his M.A. in philosophy and his J.D. from … Continue reading

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George Soros Finally Suspends His Lifelong War Against Russia

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On January 21st, George Soros, who has throughout his life been passionately opposed not just to communism but also to Russia, finally stated in a Bloomberg News interview at the World Economic Forum, that … Continue reading

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US Does Not Invoke NATO Charter to Close Turkey/Syria Border, Cut ISIS Recruitment: Prashad

Abby Martin interviews Dr. Vijay Prashad, professor of International Studies at Trinity College and author of several books. Dr. Prashad explains that the US allows Turkey to keep its border porous, benefiting ISIS and other groups working to overthrow Syria’s … Continue reading

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Former Hiroshima Mayor: The Nine Nuclear Weapons States Lack Moral Leadership

Afshin Rattansi interviews former mayor of Hiroshima Dr Tadatosh Akiba. The two most important events of WW2 were the Holocaust and nuclear bombings.  Nazi-style concentration camps are now almost universally condemned.  That nuclear weapons continue to exist in nine states … Continue reading

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Nuclear Power Is NOT the Answer

Contrary to widespread claims by industry promoters, nuclear is NOT a low-carbon source of energy, and funding nuclear crowds out the development of better sources of alternative energy. Mark Jacobson – the head of Stanford University’s Atmosphere and Energy Program … Continue reading

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America’s Arab Allies Debate Need for Genocide Against ‘Infidels’

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Two key allies of the United States are the fundamentalist-Sunni governments of Qatar and Saudi Arabia — two fundamentalist Sunni countries whose ruling families are (like the U.S. Government) hostile to countries that are … Continue reading

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To Avert Worst Crisis, 3/4ths of World’s Oil Must Stay in Ground

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A Balanced View of the Obama Presidency

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Barack Obama’s Presidency turns out to have been what neither his supporters nor his opponents expected. A balanced historical view of his performance in office will take a long time to develop, but enough … Continue reading

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Obama’s Invasion Plan of Syria Was Drawn Up by Kim Roosevelt in 1957

Eric Zuesse The same person, Teddy Roosevelt’s grandson, who planned and headed the CIA coup to overthrow Iran’s progressive secular democratic anti-communist President Mohammed Mossadegh in 1953, and to replace him with the brutal dictator Shah Reza Pahlevi, so as … Continue reading

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Texas Governor Reveals a Republican Plan to Replace the U.S. Constitution

Eric Zuesse Now that the Republican Party controls over two-thirds of America’s 50 State Senates, and also over two-thirds of America’s 50 State Houses, the Republican Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, has laid out a plan to impose upon the nation a new … Continue reading

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TransCanada’s $15B Lawsuit Against U.S. on Keystone XL Presents Strong Case

Eric Zuesse TransCanada, the Canadian company that had been planning to build and own its proposed Keystone XL Pipeline carrying Canada’s tar-sands oil to Texas Gulf Coast refineries for export to Europe and elsewhere, released to the public, on Wednesday … Continue reading

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The Sauds’ Impunity

Eric Zuesse No matter how bad the fundamentalist Sunni-Islamic Saud royal family are, America’s government still supports them and condemns the countries that the Sauds hate: those are the Shia-led nations of Iran and of Syria. All jihadist terrorism is … Continue reading

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America’s Now-Aggressive War Against Russia

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org America’s aristocracy is determined to take over Russia. Ever since the end of the Soviet Union and of its communism, the Cold War has become replaced by an increasingly hot war in which the U.S. … Continue reading

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America’s Vampire Aristocracy

Eric Zuesse On January 2nd, America’s NBC News bannered “Arab Spring Cleric Nimr al-Nimr Among 47 Executed by Saudi Arabia,” and, one-third of the way into their report, showed this tweet: “Saudi execution of Nimr al-Nimr along w/ al Qaeda … Continue reading

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The Origin of Jihadism

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The origin of jihadism is prohibited from being reported truthfully — this truth is prohibited by all of the Establishment ‘press,’  including almost all ‘alternative news’ sites — in the West, because it challenges … Continue reading

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Russia Counts 12,000 Turkey-Bound Oil Trucks from Iraq & Syria

Requests U.S. Assistance to Bomb Them; U.S. Again Says No. How the Public Get Suckered by ‘News’ Media Ignoring Reality Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org According to Russian Television on December 25th, Russian intelligence has counted “up to 12,000” tanker … Continue reading

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Gallup: Ukrainians Loathe the Government that Obama Imposed

Eric Zuesse On December 23rd, Gallup headlines “Ukrainians Disillusioned With Leadership,” and reports that “nearly nine in 10 Ukrainians (88%) say corruption is widespread in their government, and about eight in 10 (81%) see the same widespread problem in their country’s businesses.” … Continue reading

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