Category Archives: Science / Technology

Attention Deficit Disorder Is Actually Correlated with Creativity and Achievement

Albert Einstein and Steve Jobs Would Be Diagnosed with ADHD If They Were Born In This Decade Scott Barry Kaufman (PhD in cognitive psychology from Yale)  writes in Scientific American: Research … has supported the notion that under certain conditions, … Continue reading

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Is Ebola Airborne? A Literature Review

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Top Experts Agree: Ebola Can Spread Via Aerosols

It’s Insane that Frontline Healthcare Workers Still Aren’t Wearing Respirators WND reports: A U.S. government agency has warned preliminary data shows Ebola is aerostable, meaning it can survive in the air and potentially be transmitted via airborne means. The document … Continue reading

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Japan Reacts to Worsening Fukushima Disaster By … Reopening Nuclear Plant Next to Active Volcano Which Is About to Blow

D’oh! Scientists warned that an earthquake could take out Fukushima. The Japanese ignored the warning … and even tore down the natural seawall which protected Fukushima from tidal waves. Fukushima is getting worse.  And see this and this. Have the … Continue reading

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What’s Behind Lower Gas-Prices and the Bombings of Syria and of Southeastern Ukraine

  Obama Represents U.S. & Arabic Aristocracies, Against Those of Russia & Iran. Eric Zuesse   INTRODUCTION: Why is the Ukrainian Government, which the U.S. supports, bombing the pro-Russian residents who live in Ukraine’s own southeast? Why is the American … Continue reading

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Why the Heroes at Doctors Without Borders Are Catching Ebola

They’re Not Wearing Respirators Doctors Without Borders is the group of heroic doctors on the ground treating Ebola patients in West Africa. (They do a lot of other great work all over the world during wars, natural disasters and other … Continue reading

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When Guys Decide Which Scientific Studies to Fund …

More Is Better! This headline from the Telegraph sums it up:    “Sex with 21 women lowers risk of prostate cancer, academics find“. Here’s the money quote: Sleeping with more than 20 women protects men against prostate cancer, a study has suggested. … Continue reading

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Ebola Virus Is More Likely to Spread through Aerosols – and Survive Longer – When It’s Cold

What Will Happen to Ebola When Winter Hits? A British government defense lab finds that Ebola can last up to 50 days in the cold. The Daily Mail reports: The UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) found that the … Continue reading

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Nobel Prize Winner for Medicine: People Without Symptoms Or Fever May Still Spread Ebola

Is “Conventional Wisdom” All Wrong? A study in the prestigious journal Lancet published in 2000 found that some people can carry Ebola without showing any symptoms. The largest study on the current Ebola outbreak – sponsored by the World Health … Continue reading

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CDC Says Ebola Droplets Can Only Travel 3 Feet … But MIT Research Shows Sneezes Can Travel Up to 20 Feet

Checking the CDC’s Math This week, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) admitted that Ebola can travel through the air in aerosols, but claims that it can never go more than 3 feet. Let’s check their math … CDC (like … Continue reading

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CDC Finally Admits that Ebola Can Float through the Air … 3 Feet

Frontline Healthcare Workers Must Protect Themselves from Aerosol Transmission of Ebola We’ve noted for some time that Ebola can be spread by aerosols to frontline healthcare workers. The CDC is finally admitting this fact. The CDC put out a new … Continue reading

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Bioweapons Expert Reaffirms Belief that Ebola Escaped from a Biowarfare Lab

Does DNA Sequencing Show that Ebola Is Naturally-Occurring? In response to bioweapons expert’s Dr. Francis Boyle’s conviction that this strain of Ebola escaped from a biowarfare laboratory in West Africa,  Empty Wheel’s Jim White argues that DNA sequencing shows that … Continue reading

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Obama Calls for Pause In Offensive Bioweapons Research

Accidents at Germ Labs Have Occurred Worldwide Nations such as Russia, South Africa and the U.S. have long conducted research into how to make deadly germs even more deadly. And accidents at these research facilities have caused germs to escape, … Continue reading

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Top Ebola Scientists: Ebola More Likely to be Spread by Aerosol In Cold, Dry Conditions than In Hot, Humid Africa

Army’s Infectious Disease Research Unit and Discoverer of Ebola Strain Agree We’ve repeatedly warned that this strain of Ebola might be spread by aerosols. But there is a fascinating and terrifying wrinkle to this … You might assume that hot, … Continue reading

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Colloidal Silver: Natural Treatment for Ebola?

In the News: Silver and Ebola There is a tremendous buzz about silver and Ebola … For example, a Google search for silver and Ebola turns up 25 million hits.   And the FDA sent a cease and desist letter to … Continue reading

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Obama Is “Handling” Ebola … with P.R.

More Interested In Optics than Solutions Obama didn’t appoint an infectious disease expert – or even someone with any healthcare experience – as Ebola czar.  He appointed a lobbyist and PR flack. American healthcare workers caught Ebola because hospitals are … Continue reading

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EXCLUSIVE: Was Ebola Accidentally Released from a Bioweapons Lab In West Africa?

Accidents at Germ Labs Have Occurred Worldwide Nations such as Russia, South Africa and the U.S. have long conducted research into how to make deadly germs even more deadly. And accidents at these research facilities have caused germs to escape, … Continue reading

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List of the World’s Richest Countries; America’s Special Role in It

Eric Zuesse The world’s richest countries are the ones where the median wealth per person is the highest. This system ranks nations truly according to the most-representative person in each given nation — the person who is in the exact … Continue reading

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13% of Ebola Victims In West Africa Never Had a Fever

Some Ebola Patients Never Show a Fever We’ve repeatedly pointed out that testing for temperature is NOT a bullet-proof way to screen for Ebola. The Los Angeles Times reported last week: The largest study of the current outbreak found that … Continue reading

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A Promising Ebola Treatment

This Substance Can Break Down Ebola’s Protective Shell … So Our Immune System Can Kill It One off the most important substances our bodies produce to fight disease is a type of protein called a “mannose-binding lectin”. As the Journal … Continue reading

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Public Health Expert Explains How to Prevent a Panic About Ebola: Tell the Truth!

Happy Talk Does NOT Reassure the Public … It Only Makes Things WORSE The head of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota – Dr. Michael Osterholm – is one of the world’s top … Continue reading

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Top Ebola Experts: This Strain Is Much Worse Than We’ve Ever Seen Before (Video)

A More Dangerous Strain The head of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota – Dr. Michael Osterholm – is a prominent public health scientist and a nationally recognized biosecurity expert. Dr. Osterholm just … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, Back At Fukushima …

Even With Ebola, ISIS, Ukraine and Wild Stock Market Swings … Fukushima Still Ranks As Imporant World News Nothing has been fixed at Fukushima. After typhoon Phanfone dumped a bunch of water on Fukushima earlier this month, radioactive tritium levels … Continue reading

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CDC Now Admits You CAN Get Ebola On a Plane Or Bus

Contradicts Previous Government Statements The government has claimed that you can’t catch Ebola sitting on a bus with an Ebola carrier: However, the CDC now admits that you can … As Huffington Post notes today, after Dallas nurse Amber Vinson … Continue reading

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Obama Misrepresents the Russian Economy

Eric Zuesse A report posted October 15th at Russia Insider (a Russian website), headlined “Russian Industry Expands Rapidly In September, Hammers Expectations: Fastest growth since 2012. Manufacturing up 3.6%. Food production shows double digit growth.” This contradicts many reports in U.S. media, … Continue reading

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Politicians Try to Make Ebola a Partisan Issue for the Upcoming Election … But BOTH Parties Dropped the Ball

Both Parties Are Responsible The Dallas Morning News notes: The political blame game over the deadly Ebola virus is in full swing just weeks before the November elections — with each side ignoring the facts. In reality, both sides have … Continue reading

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U.S. Response to Ebola: We Don’t Have the “Strongest” Medical System In the World … Only the Most EXPENSIVE

U.S. Healthcare Executives Are Talking Their Book U.S. medical officials have repeatedly said – almost like a mantra – that Ebola can’t possibly effect our country because we have the “strongest” and “best” medical system in the world. Were they … Continue reading

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CDC AUTHORIZED EBOLA AIRLINE FLIGHT

Staggering Negligence The Centers for Disease Control said that the second nurse to catch Ebola at the Dallas hospital shouldn’t have flown commercially. But as CBS News reports,  CDC itself authorized her flight in advance: In the case of Amber … Continue reading

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World Health Organization Forced to Admit that Ebola Might Be Spread to Healthcare Workers through Coughing and Sneezing

CDC and WHO Admit Frontline Healthcare Workers Might be Exposed Last week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control were forced to admit that Ebola could be spread through coughing or sneezing in a cramped healthcare setting. The World Health Organization … Continue reading

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Top U.S. Military Leaders are Worried About Ebola

In Contrast to Civilian Leaders, the Military Is Expressing Real Concern The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff – the American top military leader – told CNN today: “If you bring two doctors who happen to have that specialty … Continue reading

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Pervasive Lying in U.S. & UK ‘News’ Media

Why are these questions being asked on Russian TV, but not on U.S. TV? Eric Zuesse The lying is intentional, and it is systematic; but it is so on only the most important news-topics, the ones that affect the nation’s … Continue reading

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Doctors Nationwide Slam CDC Handling of Ebola

Infectious Disease Experts, Safety Experts, Doctors and Nurses All Say the CDC Has Been Messing Up the Ebola Response Healthcare experts throughout the U.S. are strongly criticizing the Centers for Disease Control for its handling of Ebola. For example: Infectious … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy: CDC Tells Healthcare Workers They Don’t Need Respirators … But When CDC Personnel Visit Ebola Patients, They Wear Respirators

CDC’s Double-Standard Regarding Ebola CNN notes that CDC tells healthcare workers that they only need goggles and a cloth face mask when treating Ebola carriers … but CDC personnel themselves wear full respirators and hazardous materials suits when visiting the … Continue reading

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West African Countries Should Give People a REAL Ebola Test Before Allowing Them to Fly to the West

30-Minute Test A majority of Americans support banning all flights to the United States from countries experiencing an Ebola outbreak. Screening people at West African airports with a thermometer can’t work, and is just for show. But Japanese scientists have … Continue reading

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Dallas Nurse Caught Ebola Because CDC Protocols Are Inadequate

Building Safer Protocols Isn’t Rocket Science … It’s Just Common Sense A nurse in Dallas has caught Ebola even though she was wearing full protective gear. The Centers for Disease Control says she must have broken protocol, or else she … Continue reading

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The Coming Revolution: Evolutionary Leap or Descent Into Chaos and Violence?

By David DeGraw.  DeGraw was one of the main organizers of Occupy Wall Street. This is Part 3 in a series of adapted excerpts from my new book, The Economics of Revolution. You can read Part 1 here and Part … Continue reading

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U.S. Officials: Ebola Could Spread through Open Southern Border

Open-Border Policy May Spread Ebola Preface: We understand that Honduran children are fleeing death squads, and that the U.S. is at least partly responsible.  But even for those who are for an open immigration policy – and are not worried … Continue reading

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Why Screening for Ebola By Taking Temperature CAN’T Work

Screening With a Thermometer Is Guaranteed to Fail … The Los Angeles Times explains why trying to screen Ebola victims by taking their temperature won’t work: A person could pass body temperature checks performed at the airports by taking ibuprofen … Continue reading

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The Answer On Ebola Travel Restrictions: Ban Commercial Flights, Allow Medical and Aid Flights to Continue, and Quarantine Workers Before They Return

Why Aren’t We Doing THAT? NBC News reports: A majority of Americans support banning all flights to the United States from countries experiencing an Ebola outbreak, an exclusive NBC News online survey reveals. A Petition to the White House requests: … Continue reading

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Biden Speech Loaded w. Lies About Ukraine

The Ukrainian Portion of V.P. Biden’s Harvard Kennedy-School Address, Oct. 3rd Eric Zuesse [INTRODUCTORY NOTE: Almost everything that our Vice President said about Ukraine and Russia, in this speech he delivered at Harvard on October 3rd, is a lie or … Continue reading

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The West Is Partly Responsible for the Ebola Crisis In Africa

The U.S. Backed the Dictators Whose Rampant War Crimes Destroyed their Healthcare System Everyone’s seen the stories … Ebola has become an epidemic in Liberia and Sierra Leone because those West African countries don’t have the resources to cope with … Continue reading

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CDC Forced to Admit that Ebola Might Be Spread to Healthcare Workers through Coughing and Sneezing

“I’m Not Going To Sit Here And Say That If A Person Who [Has Ebola] Were To Sneeze Or Cough Right In The Face Of Somebody Who Wasn’t Protected, That We Wouldn’t Have A Transmission” Scientists have said for some … Continue reading

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Ebola Test Gives False Negatives

Why It’s Important to Do Multiple Tests On Suspected Ebola Victims Before Releasing Them Newsweek notes: On July 15, Omeonga’s boss walked into his office at St. Joseph Catholic Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia full of worry. The hospital director told … Continue reading

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New York Times: Some May Carry Ebola Without Showing Any Symptoms

Is the “Conventional Wisdom” All Wrong? The New York Times reported in 2000: The Ebola virus, which has caused deaths from high fever and bleeding in African outbreaks, can also infect without producing illness, according to a new finding by … Continue reading

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The Shocking Truth: The U.S. Medical System Is Woefully Unprepared for Ebola

We Need to Stop Pretending We’re Prepared … and Actually Get Prepared Government spokesmen and mainstream talking heads keep saying that Ebola is no threat to the U.S., because our medical system is thoroughly prepared. However, Reuters notes that American … Continue reading

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Dallas: Workers Spray Ebola Patients’ Vomit Off of Sidewalk with Pressure Washer and No Protective Clothing (Photos and Video)

Carelessness May Lead to Spread of Disease Ebola carrier Thomas Eric Duncan – the guy who brought Ebola to Dallas – vomited outside his apartment building. A WFAA TV Dallas/Fort Worth Channel 8 news chopper took the following photograph showing … Continue reading

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Gallup Poll Finds Business Majors Graduate to the Worst Careers

An Important Finding to Guide Students in Choosing Their Career-Paths Eric Zuesse In what many people might consider to be a shocking finding, the Gallup Poll reported, on Thursday, October 2nd, that America’s college and university graduates with “Business” degrees (including … Continue reading

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Top Doctors: Ebola May Become Airborne … And May ALREADY Be Transmissible Via Aerosols

We CAN Stop the Ebola Epidemic … But ONLY If We Understand How It’s Spread Michael T. Osterholm – director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota – wrote in the New York … Continue reading

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Putin’s Possible Successor Explains Russia’s Military & Economic Plans

Eric Zuesse http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.ru/2014/09/dmitri-rogozin-interviewed-by-vladimir.html The Floridian blogger about Russia, “Vineyard of the Saker,” posted an English translation on September 29th of an informative interview on Russian television. (You can see the entire translated interview at http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.ru/2014/09/dmitri-rogozin-interviewed-by-vladimir.html.) Deputy Prime Minister Dmitri Rogozin, who has … Continue reading

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The Smoking Guns of the 2001 Anthrax Attacks

Must-Read:  “The 2001 Anthrax Deception” Professor Graeme MacQueen has written a must-read book on the anthrax attacks on America: The 2001 Anthrax Deception. Even those of us who have paid close attention to – and written broadly on – the … Continue reading

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The Big Lie in the ‘News’ ‘Reporting’ About Ukraine and Russia

Eric Zuesse Here it is, in purest form, via a typical ‘news’ ‘report’ from CNN: “While questions about Russia’s tactics remain, its strategy has become more clear: The Kremlin appears to have decided to prevent Ukraine turning West and leaving what Russia … Continue reading

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URGENT: BLOCK UKRAINE’S PRESIDENT POROSHENKO ADDRESS TO BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS!

Please personally rewrite for yourself and send an email letter like this to the press secretary of the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Democratic Senator Robert Menendez, and viralize this urgent message:   —   From: Eric Zuesse … Continue reading

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NYT, Chrystia Freeland, on Ukraine: ‘This is not a civil war.’

Eric Zuesse The New York Times  publishes many wildly false articles, and this will expose only one of them, as an example: According to Christia Freeland, writing there, on September 5th, the conflict in which the Ukrainian Government has since May 9th been bombing … Continue reading

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Big-Oil CEO Faces Failure by Keeping His Eyes Closed about Global Warming

Head of Oil Company that’s Most at Risk Of Declining Value From Oil & Gas Is Burying His Head in the Tar-Sand About It Eric Zuesse According to the landmark study of the impact that the rising world concerns about global warming … Continue reading

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Falsehoods in the NYT’s Editorial, ‘Mr. Putin Tests the West in Ukraine’

Eric Zuesse The only way to expose lies is within context; so, this will be somewhat lengthy: The Times  editorial opens with a falsehood: “There is no longer any doubt: Russian troops are in Ukraine, not as volunteers, as the rebel commander in Donetsk would have … Continue reading

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The U.S. Is Now a ‘Third World’ Country

4.3% of Americans Survive on Less than $2/Day –  That’s Considered Poor in Even the Poorest Lands Eric Zuesse Slightly more than one American household with children in every 25 is surviving on less than $2 per day of income … Continue reading

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Top NSA Whistleblower: We Need a New 9/11 Investigation Into the Destruction of the World Trade Center

The Observable Facts Were Ignored … Bill Binney is the NSA’s former senior technical director, 32-year NSA veteran widely regarded as a “legend” within the agency, one of the world’s top crypto-mathematicians, who managed thousands of employees at the agency. … Continue reading

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Judges’ Level of Empathy Correlated with Time of Day

Tired, Hungry Judges Are Mean We’ve previously noted that – contrary to the naive belief of many – judges are political animals.  See this, this, this and this. But they’re also just plain animals … like everyone else. Yes, they … Continue reading

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The Day Tokyo Got Blasted by Fukushima Radiation

3/15/2011 On March 15, 2011, the winds shifted … The Fukushima radiation which had been blowing out to sea suddenly turned and hit Tokyo: The image is a screenshot we took from a video released by the French government radiation … Continue reading

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Scientists Drastically Underestimated Amount of Fukushima Radiation Worldwide

Fukushima Radiation Has Spread Worldwide We noted 2 days after the Japanese earthquake that radiation from Fukushima could end up on the West Coast of North America. And see this. We started tracking the radioactive cesium released by Fukushima within … Continue reading

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We’ve Opened the Gates of Hell

Image by William Banzai Fukushima Spews Radiation World-Wide Preface: we’ve written thousands of articles on Fukushima and radiation. But this post will spotlight recent articles from EneNews … with which we have no affiliation of any nature whatsoever. The American … Continue reading

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C-Span Interviews Head of Architects and Engineers

C-Span interviewed Richard Gage – head of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth – for an entire episode. What do you think? Background:

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Obama’s Presidency Hangs by a Thread in Ukraine, Updated to 31 July 2014

Obama’s U.S. Presidency Now Is Definitely Crashing and Burning, in Ukraine. Kiev’s Government, Which Obama Installed in February Coup, Now Collapses. Eric Zuesse BACKGROUND: In late February 2014, U.S. President Barack Obama and his CIA overthrew the democratically elected pro-Russian … Continue reading

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Official ‘Investigation’ into Downing of the Malaysian Plane Is Now Clearly a Hoax.

A Suspect in a Possible Crime Is Appointed to Co-Investigate It: Downing the MH-17.  Is the Investigation, into the Malaysian Plane’s Downing, Itself a Criminal Operation?  Eric Zuesse As was pointed out by investigative journalist Donn Marten at OpEdNews on July … Continue reading

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The Basic Reality, and Simple Truth, of Ukraine’s Civil War

Eric Zuesse Obama appoints the people who appoint the people who appoint the people who appoint the people who appoint the people who appoint the people who appoint the people who do this sort of thing rather randomly to the people, the … Continue reading

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First Examination of Malaysian MH-17 Cockpit Photo Shows Ukrainian Government Shot that Plane Down

Eric Zuesse On July 30th, a German pilot headlined at anderweltonline, “Shocking Analysis of the ‘Shooting Down’ of Malaysian MH17,” and he provided the first public analysis of the photos that were available immediately after the disaster, of the plane’s cockpit, and … Continue reading

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Polls Show Mutual Hostility Soars Between Russians and Americans

Eric Zuesse As the world’s two nuclear super-powers gird for possible war against each other, and the United States sends nuclear weapons to the rim of Russia, and Russia holds war-games to test its responses, the publics in both countries are increasing … Continue reading

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America’s Nazi Allies in Israel and Ukraine

Eric Zuesse The U.S. is now the chief sponsor of two nazi, ethnically cleansing, nations. In one of them (Ukraine), the U.S. President, Barack Obama, himself placed nazis into control there; the nazi control was imposed by him, via his agents. … Continue reading

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Obama Leads Republicans’ War Against Russia

Senate’s Republicans Want U.S. War Against Russia Over Ukraine, Propose U.S. Weapons-Makers’ Tax-Relief and Subsidy Act of 2014. They’ll Probably Get Their Way. They Carry Obama’s Real Agenda. Eric Zuesse S. 2277 in the U.S. Senate is a bill with 26 … Continue reading

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What Exactly Are the Spy Agencies Actually DOING with their Bag of Dirty Tricks?

Note: Update below … SPECIFIC EXAMPLES OF WHAT THEY MAY BE DOING Newly-released documents from Edward Snowden show that the British spy agency GCHQ has developed numerous offensive digital tools. But what exactly are they doing with these dirty tricks? … Continue reading

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Eglin Air Force Base Busted Gaming Reddit

Evidence of Web Manipulation By a Specific Military Installation The Pentagon and spy agencies have been busted manipulating the Internet – including social media – in order to promote false propaganda and to stifle dissenting information. Earlier today, newly-released Snowden … Continue reading

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New Snowden Docs: British Spies Seed the Internet with False Information, Including the Ability to Manipulate the Results of Online Polls, Artificially Inflate Pageview Counts On Web Sites, “Amplif[y]” Sanctioned Messages On Youtube, and Censor Video Content Judged To Be “Extremist”

More Evidence of Web Manipulation We’ve noted for years that the Pentagon and spy agencies manipulate the Internet – including social media – in order to promote false propaganda and to stifle dissenting information. We’ve also discussed some of the … Continue reading

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FDA Finally Grants Controversial Cancer Doc Permission to Complete Clinical Trial of Alternative Therapy

We’ve previously written about the cancer doctor whose work has been brutally suppressed by big pharma and the cancer industry, Stanislaw Burzynski. While we are not medical professionals – and have no opinion as to the efficacy of his approach … Continue reading

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4 Ways that Mass Surveillance Destroys the Economy

Prosperity Requires Privacy Privacy is a prerequisite for a prosperous economy.    Even the White House admits: People must have confidence that data will travel to its destination without disruption. Assuring the free flow of information, the security and privacy of … Continue reading

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Pew Poll: America Is Becoming a Nation of Political Enemies

Eric Zuesse “A threat to the nation’s well-being” — that’s what 36% of Republicans think of Democrats, and what 27% of Democrats think of Republicans. Furthermore, “Today, 92% of Republicans are to the right of the median Democrat, and 94% of Democrats … Continue reading

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President Obama’s Brilliant Strategy for Nuclear-Blitzing Russia

  Eric Zuesse There is no mystery as to why Russia is making preparations for being hit by a U.S. nuclear attack. When the U.S. toppled the freely elected, pro-Russian, President of Ukraine, in February of this year, and replaced him with … Continue reading

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EXCLUSIVE: Senior NSA Executive: OF COURSE They’re Collecting Everyone’s Content, As Well As Metadata

The Government’s “Limited Hangout” In Mass Surveillance The NSA claims that it only collects our “metadata”, and not our content. Washington’s Blog called senior NSA executive Thomas Drake and asked him whether it’s only metadata we have to worry about, … Continue reading

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Can Solar Roadways Generate Electricity, Create Jobs, Keep Our Roads Ice-Free, and Warn of Hazards?

Solar Freaking Roadways! We at Washington’s Blog are big proponents of decentralized energy production and storage, because it is key to protecting against terrorism, fascism and destruction of our health, environment and economy. We noted in 2011 that a Dutch … Continue reading

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Snowden: “We Have a System of Pervasive, Pre-Criminal Surveillance Where the Government Wants To Watch What You’re Doing Just to See What You’re Up To, To See What You’re Thinking, Even Behind Closed Doors”

Government Engaging In Pre-Crime Monitoring And Analysis When NBC’s Brian Williams interviewed Ed Snowden in Moscow last week, one of Snowden’s most interesting statements was left on the cutting room floor. Specifically, the following statement was cut from NBC’s broadcast … Continue reading

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Nuclear Roundup: Japan and USA

Here’s What’s Happening … The following updates are courtesy EneNews. FUKUSHIMA Here’s the news out of Fukushima CNN: Fukushima fallout ‘grossly underestimated’ says new Japan study — “Radioactive poison… contaminating the North Pacific Ocean” — Tepco: ‘Impossible’ to know how … Continue reading

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Scientists Discover How Events In Space Effect Climate On Earth

Events In Space Effect Earth’s Climate More than Scientists Believed Our understanding how much the sun and other things occurring in space effect Earth’s climate is still in its infancy. Why? Because – as NASA explains – interactions between the … Continue reading

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The Terrorism Statistics Every American Needs to Hear

Calm Down … You Are Much More Likely to Be Killed By Boring, Mundane Things than Terrorism McClatchy reported in 2010: There were just 25 U.S. noncombatant fatalities from terrorism worldwide. (The US government definition of terrorism excludes attacks on … Continue reading

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Current Problems Associated with the End of the Third Industrial Revolution

Guest post by Wim Grommen. Mr. Grommen was a teacher in mathematics and physics for eight years at secondary schools. The last twenty years he trained programmers in Oracle-software. He worked almost five years as trainer for Oracle and the … Continue reading

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Privacy Versus Security Is a FALSE Choice

NSA Dumped Automatic Privacy-Protecting System … Instead Adopting Program of Mass Surveillance On All Americans The entire “privacy versus security” argument for spying by the NSA is hogwash. Top security experts – including the highest-level government officials and the top … Continue reading

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Washington Post: U.S. Government Is “Collecting … a Lot of Content of Phone Calls. They’re Actually Recording the Voices— Not For All Of Our Calls, But For a Lot of U.S. Telephone Calls”

NSA Lied When It Said It Doesn’t Record Content Last week, Washington Post reporter Barton Gellman -  who has reviewed many of the documents leaked by Ed Snowden – told PBS’ Frontline: Who’s e-mailing whom? Who’s texting whom? Who’s doing … Continue reading

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Transhumanists: Superhuman Powers & Life Extension Tech Will Allow Us To Become Like God

Preface by Washington’s Blog: We believe transhumanism has very misguided ideas and goals. By Michael Snyder, American Dream. If you could merge your current mind and body with technology that would give you superhuman powers and would allow you to … Continue reading

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Nuclear Fuel Fragment from Fukushima Found In EUROPE

The Nuclear Core Has Finally Been Found … Scattered All Over the World Fukushima did not just suffer meltdowns, or even melt-throughs … It suffered melt-OUTS … where the nuclear core of at least one reactor was spread all over … Continue reading

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Homeland Security Warns: Don’t Use Internet Explorer

Security Warning: IE Is Vulnerable For those of you who haven’t checked mainstream news recently, please note that the Department of Homeland Security is warning people to stop using Internet Explorer until a newly-discovered bug is fixed. The bug allows … Continue reading

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Fukushima Didn’t Just Suffer 3 Meltdowns … It Also Suffered Melt-THROUGHS and Melt-OUTS

The Nuclear Core Has Finally Been Found … Scattered All Over Japan We reported in May 2011 that authorities knew – within days or weeks – that all 3 active Fukushima nuclear reactors had melted down, but covered up that … Continue reading

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Insect Population Dwindling in Louisiana Marshlands Four Years After BP Deepwater Horizon

Preface by Washington’s Blog:  The BP oil spill is still decimating all of the Gulf wildilife four years later. By Julie Dermansky. First Published on DeSmogBlog. Louisiana State University entomologist Linda Hooper-Bui has been studying the impact of the BP oil spill … Continue reading

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To the 34% of American Adults Who Are “Worried a Great Deal” about “Global Warming”

If You REALLY Cared about Climate Change … You Would Stop Promoting Solutions which Do More HARM than Good Preface:  A recent Gallup poll showed that 34% of American adults worried “a great deal” about “global warming”.  This essay is … Continue reading

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Did the Department of Homeland Security Just Admit that the Government Knew about the Heartbleed Bug?

Why Were Government Computers Immune to the Bug? Bloomberg reported that the NSA knew about – and exploited – the Heartbleed bug for years. The NSA has denied it knew about the bug. And the White House spokesman claims: This … Continue reading

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Fourth Anniversary of Gulf Oil Spill: Wildlife Is Still Suffering from Toxic Cover Up

BP and the Government Decided to Temporarily Hide the Oil by Sinking It with Toxic Chemicals … The Gulf Ecosystem Is Now Paying the Price As we noted at the time, and on the first (and here), second and third … Continue reading

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NSA Exploited Heartbleed Bug For YEARS, Leaving Consumers Vulnerable To Attack

NSA: Making Us All Less Safe Top computer and internet experts say that NSA spying breaks the functionality of our computers and of the Internet. It reduces functionality and reduces security by – for example – creating backdoors that malicious … Continue reading

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Will We Demand the Inexpensive Fix Which Will Prevent Armageddon … Or Stay Distracted By Over-Blown Dangers and Ignore The Thing Most Likely To Actually Get Us?

The Most Likely Armageddon Threat … Preventable for a Small Amount of Money Well-known physicist Michio Kaku and other members of the American Physical Society asked Congress to appropriate $100 million to harden the country’s electrical grid against solar flares.  … Continue reading

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Breakthrough Study Proves: Good Luck Causes People to Become More Conservative

The lottery is, of course, a game of pure luck; and a recent study shows that after people win that game of luck, their politics move significantly rightward — the more so as the size of their winnings is larger. … Continue reading

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Risk Expert: GMOs Could Destroy the Global Ecosystem

Painting by Anthony Freda: www.AnthonyFreda.com. “Black Swan” Author Nassim Nicholas Taleb Demolishes the Claim that GMOs Are Low-Risk Risk analyst Nassim Nicholas Taleb predicted the 2008 financial crisis, by pointing out that commonly-used risk models were wrong.  Distinguished professor of … Continue reading

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How Much Is NSA Spying Costing In Lost Productivity?

Spy Agencies Are Spying On All Of Us, Taking Screenshots of Our Webchats, Creating Vulnerabilities On Our Computers and the Internet, and Intentionally Disrupting Some of Our Functionalities … NSA spying is costing the U.S. tech industry tens of billions … Continue reading

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We Could Power All 50 States With Wind, Solar and Hydro

It’s a MYTH that We Need Fossil Fuel Or Nuclear The big oil, gas, coal and nuclear companies claim that we need those energy sources in order to power America. Good news: it’s a myth. Mark Diesendorf – Associate Professor … Continue reading

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Anti-Science: Those Who Wish to Debate Climate Threatened with Death or Jail

Like Bush Saying “You’re Either With Us or Against Us” Preface: The scientific method requires allowing a free-for-all of hypotheses, which then rise or fall based upon the results of actual experiments. For example, imprisoning Galileo for life because he … Continue reading

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