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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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Obama’s Top Science Advisor Warned In 1971 that a New Ice Age Was an Imminent Threat … Which Could Destroy Agriculture and Cause a Sudden Slump In the Antarctic Ice Cap, Leading to the Biggest Tidal Wave In World History

Obama’s Science Advisor Has Been “Catastrophizing” For 43 Years In the 1970s, many American scientists were terrified of an imminent ice age.   Obama’s top science advisor – John Holdren – was one of them. Holdren and some other scientists … Continue reading

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How to Stop the Arctic Ice and Glaciers from Melting … Without Spending a Ton Or Imposing Tyranny

The Real Reason the Arctic and Glaciers Are Melting So Fast You know how dark cars get hotter than light cars?  And dark clothes absorb heat from the sun more than light clothes? The same thing may explain why the … Continue reading

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NSA Recorded the CONTENT of ‘EVERY SINGLE’ CALL in a Foreign Country … and Also In AMERICA?

Yes, They’re Doing It To Americans As Well… The Washington Post reports – based upon documents leaked by Edward Snowden – that the NSA is recording “every single” phone call in one foreign country (at the request of the NSA, … Continue reading

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Decentralizing Energy Is KEY to Protecting Against Terrorism, Fascism and Destruction of Our Health, Environment and Economy

Decentralized Energy Helps Prevent Terrorism The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (known as “FERC”) – the agency in charge of electricity in the country – just released a major report showing that terrorists could plunge the entire U.S. into darkness … Continue reading

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Nuclear Power: Their Profits; Our Risks

Nuclear engineer – and former nuclear company senior vice president – Arnie Gundersen – talks about Fukushima: Background here, here, here, here, here and here.

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Chernobyl and Fukushima Studies Show that Radiation Reduces Animal and Plant Numbers, Lifespan, Fertility, Brain Size and Diversity … and Increases Deformities and Abnormalities

Radiation Facts and Myths Many have claimed that wildlife is thriving in the highly-radioactive Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Some claim that a little radiation is harmless … or even good for you. One of the main advisors to the Japanese government … Continue reading

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission Blatantly Covered Up Significance of Fukushima

NBC News Reports On Outrageous Cover Up The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is owned, captured and controlled by the nuclear industry. It uses faulty models which put us all at risk, and pushes propaganda for the nuclear industry. While … Continue reading

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An ECONOMIC Expert – Rather than a NUCLEAR Expert – Briefed Japanese Prime Minister on Condition of Fukushima Reactors As the Disaster Unfolded

Tepco Wouldn’t Even Tell the Truth to the Japanese Leader The Japanese Prime Minister at the time of the Fukushima disaster – Naoto Kan – told Democracy Now: NAOTO KAN: Even at the night of that first day of March … Continue reading

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Snowden: “We’ve Actually Had Tremendous Intelligence Failures Because We’re Monitoring The Internet … We’re Monitoring, You Know, Everybody’s Communications Instead Of Suspects’ Communications”

Mass Surveillance INTERFERES with Our Ability to Fight Terrorism Ed Snowden told the SXSW conference yesterday: We’ve actually had tremendous intelligence failures because we’re monitoring the internet; we’re monitoring, you know, everybody’s communications instead of suspects’ communications. That lack of … Continue reading

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Snowden: “Encryption Is The Defense Against The Dark Arts”

Automatic Encryption Is Key to Preserving Privacy Ed Snowden told the SXSW conference yesterday: [Snowden] Encryption is the defense against the dark arts. [Invoking the Harry Potter series.] *** [Question] Ed, you submitted written testimony last week to the European … Continue reading

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Harvard: Fluoride Can Increase Autism and Attention Deficit Disorder

Government and Top University Studies: Fluoride Lowers IQ and Causes Other Health Problems We reported last month that a Harvard study found that fluoride can lower children’s IQ by 7 points, and that numerous government reports have shown that fluoride … Continue reading

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Genes Determine People’s Susceptibility to Radiation

“Acceptable” Radiation Standards Don’t Take Into Account the Vulnerability of Children … Or Some Adults Children are much more vulnerable to radiation than full-grown adults. And yet standards for “acceptable” levels of radiation exposure are based on the ridiculous assumption … Continue reading

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What’s REALLY Going On At the Nuclear Storage Site In New Mexico?

Nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen explains: Background here, here, and here.

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The Government Has Engaged In a Series of Nuclear Cover-Ups Ever Since Hiroshima

Government Has Been Covering up Meltdowns of Nuclear Power Plants for 55 Years The entire idea of safe nuclear energy has arguably been a cover for nuclear weapons production … at the expense of our health and the environment. Moreover, … Continue reading

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Reddit Passionately Wants to Discuss Censorship … But Moderators Keep Censoring Such a Discussion

Moderators Censor Discussion on Censorship The giant r/Worldnews and r/News Reddits (5 million and 2 million subscribed readers, respectively) still haven’t allowed links to Glenn Greenwald’s report on government control, infiltration, manipulation and warping of online discourse. Our write-up on … Continue reading

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Nuclear Expert: “Half of the Reactors Operating Today In The United States Do Not Meet The NRC’s Fire Protection Regulations … a Third Of The Reactors In The United States Aren’t Protected Against Flooding If An Upstream Dam Were To Fail … Another 27 Reactors Are Not Protected Against Earthquake Hazards”

American Nuclear Plants Are In Danger of Melting Down The risk of a nuclear meltdown in the United States is even greater than it was at Fukushima. Yet the U.S. Nuclear regulatory Commission (NRC) has weakened safety standards for U.S. … Continue reading

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Japanese Prime Minister Had to Fly In to Fukushima In the Middle of the Night to Get the Scoop from Low-Level Nuclear Workers … Because Tepco Wouldn’t Tell Him the Truth

Tepco Wouldn’t Even Tell the Truth to the Japanese Leader In this 27-second video, Amy Goodman summarizes her interview with Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan: We just came from Tokyo. We broadcast for three days from Japan. And we’re going … Continue reading

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U.S.Nuclear Authorities Were Extremely Worried About West Coast Getting Hit By Fukushima Radiation … But Publicly Said It Was Safe

Government Failed to Share Information With the Public Nuclear expert Ed Lyman – chief scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists – said: While the U.S. government was telling the American people there was nothing to fear from Fukushima and … Continue reading

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Roundup In 75% of Air and Water Sampled … Causes Kidney Failure

A Vicious Cycle of Chemical Madness … A new study from the U.S. Geological Survey – soon to be published in the  journal Enviromental Toxicology and Chemistry – finds that Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide (technically known as “glyphosate”) and its toxic … Continue reading

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UK and US Collect Millions of Webcam Images (Many Nude) … NSA Whistleblower Warns of “KGB/Stasi Tactics”

Will They Be Used to Smear and Blackmail Targets? Newly-released Snowden documents show that the British and American spy agencies gathered and stored many millions of images from Yahoo web cam streams … and that a large percentage are naked … Continue reading

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Reddit Censors Big Story About Government Manipulation and Disruption of the Internet

Reddit Moderators Go to Extreme Lengths to Censor the Most Important Story of the Year The moderators at the giant r/news reddit (with over 2 million subscribed readers) repeatedly killed the Greenwald/Snowden story on government manipulation and disruption of the … Continue reading

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Why Trolls Start Flame Wars: Swearing and Name-Calling Shut Down the Ability to Think and Focus

Internet Psychology 101 Psychological studies show that swearing and name-calling in Internet discussions shut down our ability to think. 2 professors of science communication at the University of Wisconsin, Madison – Dominique Brossard and Dietram A. Scheufele – wrote in … Continue reading

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New Snowden Documents Show that Governments Are “Attempting To Control, Infiltrate, Manipulate, and Warp Online Discourse”

Spy Agencies Manipulate and Disrupt Web Discussions to Promote Propaganda and Discredit Government Critics The alternative media has documented for 5 years that the government uses disinformation and disruption  (and here) on the web to discredit activists and manipulate public … Continue reading

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Smart Meters Allow the Government, Corporations and Hackers to Spy On You

Smart Meters: A Little Too Smart Smart meters allow the government, corporations and hackers to spy on you. Postscript: As security expert Bruce Schneier points out, the entire concept of the “Internet of Things” – where every device, from your … Continue reading

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An Untested Chemical – Which Increases Lead Exposure and CRIME – Is Used in Over 90% of Fluoridated U.S. Water Supplies

Toxic Byproduct of Fertilizer Plants Dumped Into Our Water Supply Studies by the U.S. government, Harvard University and many other prestigious organizations show that fluoride in water may reduce intelligence and cause other health problems. Moreover, the type of fluoride … Continue reading

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New TEPCO Report Shows Damage to Unit 3 Fuel Pool MUCH Worse Than That at Unit 4

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Are Millions of Business People At Risk of Dying In Collapsing Buildings?

This is one in a series of safety-related public service announcements. Death Traps? Millions of people work in or visit high-rise buildings … assuming the buildings were more or less safe. But it turns out that there is a severe, … Continue reading

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Harvard Study: Fluoride Lowers Children’s Intelligence By 7 IQ Points

Government and Top University Studies: Fluoride Lowers IQ and Causes Other Health Problems The Harvard School for Public Health reports: In a meta-analysis, researchers from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and China Medical University in Shenyang for the first … Continue reading

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Unbelievable Drone Acrobatics

While this is a Lexus commercial, the drones are real.  They were programmed and operated by Kmel Robotics, by graduates of the University of Pennsylvania’s Grasp drone robotics lab: How they made the video: Here are some of the projects … Continue reading

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Amazing Air Hockey Robot Made from 3-D Printer

For more amazing technology, watch: Robots Becoming Incredibly Lifelike Mind-Reading Machines Are Here Game-Changing Technology: 3-D Printing

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A Cheap Way To Protect Ourselves from Radiation?

Basic Amino Acid May Help Provide Radiation Protection We recently reported that a high-tech medicine could virtually render radiation harmless by boosting nitric oxide levels in our body. Indeed, high-level scientists were stunned to find that a treatment which boosts … Continue reading

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Fake NSA Spy Programs

NSA-O-Matic The NSA – through one of its seemingly endless series of programs – spies on everything we do. And the spy agencies are using all sorts of dirty hacking tricks. If you’re getting impatient as Edward Snowden’s revelations trickle … Continue reading

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Glassholes

Glassholes by Anthony Freda A Mini NSA On Your Face eOnline reports: A new app will allow total strangers to ID you and pull up all your information, just by looking at you and scanning your face with their Google … Continue reading

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Spy Agency Engaged In Internet “False Flag” Attacks

Spy Agency “Masqueraded As An Enemy In A ‘False Flag’ Operation” We’ve warned since 2009 (and see this) that the government could be launching cyber “false flag attacks” in order to justify a crackdown on the Internet and discredit web … Continue reading

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West Coast Is “On Track for Having the Worst Drought In 500 Years”

Is the West Coast In the Middle of a “Mega Drought”? The Los Angeles Times reports: “We are on track for having the worst drought in 500 years,” said B. Lynn Ingram, a professor of earth and planetary sciences at … Continue reading

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Spy Agencies Work On Psychologically Profiling Everyone

Spies Want To Predict Everyone’s Thoughts and Actions Newly-released documents from Edward Snowden show that the NSA and other spy agencies are tracking people’s psychological and lifestyle traits such as sexual preference, extroversion-versus-introversion, and whether people are leaders or followers.  … Continue reading

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Can a High-Tech Medicine Render Radiation Harmless?

Will Scientists Figure Out How to Protect Us from Radiation? We’ve spent countless hours researching and writing about ways to reduce the harmful effects from radiation. But there may be high-tech breakthroughs on the horizon. As Dot Med reported in … Continue reading

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Forget Metadata … The NSA Is Spying On EVERYTHING

Don’t Get Too Distracted By The Details … The Government Is Spying On ALL Of Your Digital Communications The NSA’s spying on everyone’s metadata can tell them just about everything about us … and it violates our Constitutional right to … Continue reading

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How to Reduce Your Risk of Radiation (Updated)

Preface: This post is not intended to be the last word on the topic. Instead, it is only an attempt to start a conversation on radiation protection. We hope that top scientists with the necessary expertise will pick up the … Continue reading

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DON’T Brush After Eating Acidic Food!

Brushing After Acidic Foods Is BAD For Your Teeth The Mayo Clinic notes: One caveat to brushing after you eat is if you’ve eaten an acidic food or drink – for example, orange juice. Avoid brushing your teeth for at … Continue reading

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Genetic Engineering Actually INCREASES Pesticide Use, DECREASES Crop Yield, And May Be Dangerous to Your Health

Genetic Engineering Companies Promised Reduced Pesticide Use … But GE Crops Have Led to a 25% Increase In Herbicide Use One of the main selling points for genetically engineered crops is that they would use substantially less pesticides than conventional … Continue reading

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University of Alaska Scientists: Fukushima Radiation May Be Making Alaska Seals Sick

Is Fukushima Radiation Making West Coast Wildlife Sick? American sailors on the USS Reagan got really sick after having snowball fights with radioactive snow blowing off of the coast of Fukushima. University of Alaska professors Doug Dasher, John Kelley, Gay … Continue reading

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Open Letter from Top U.S. Computer Security Experts Slams NSA Spying As Destroying Security

The NSA Is Making Us All Less Safe An open letter today from a large group of professors – top US computer security and cryptography researchers – slams the damage to ecurity caused by NSA spying: Inserting backdoors, sabotaging standards, … Continue reading

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Two Former Japanese Prime Ministers Try to Shake Up Japanese Politics to Kill Nuclear Energy

“The Myth That Nuclear Power Is Clean And Safe Has Collapsed”.  Nuclear Is a “Criminal Act Toward Future Generations”.  “Our Nation’s Survival Is At Stake” Japan may have enacted a fascist state secrecy law which outlaws independent reporting on Fukushima … Continue reading

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Former NRC Commissioner: Trying To Solve Global Warming By Building Nuclear Power Plants Is Like Trying To Solve Global Hunger By Serving Everyone Caviar

And Nuclear Pumps Out a Lot of Carbon Dioxide It is well-documented that nuclear energy is very expensive and bad for the environment. Former U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commissioner Peter Bradford notes: If asked whether we should increase our reliance on … Continue reading

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The 4 Myths The Nuclear Industry Wants You to Believe

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NSA Spying On “Metadata” Is As Bad As Listening to the Content of Our Phone Calls … Or WORSE

Why Spying On Metadata Is Even MORE Intrusive than Listening to Content The government has sought to reassure us that it is only tracking “metadata” such as the time and place of our phone calls, and not the content of … Continue reading

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American and British Spy Agencies Have INTENTIONALLY Weakened Security for Many Decades

Making Us All Less Safe In the Process Norway’s largest newspaper (Aftenposten) reports today that British spies pressured the developers of cellphone standards in the 1980s to intentionally weaken the cellphone’s encryption: The British argued that the key length had … Continue reading

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Clues to Future Snowden Leaks Found In His Past

Work for Covert NSA Facility at University of Maryland May Be Hint Only a tiny fraction of Snowden’s documents have been published. What’s still to come? We believe one hint comes from Snowden’s past as a security specialist at one … Continue reading

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Is The NSA Quartering “Digital” Troops Within Our Homes?

Are “Digital” Troops Being Sent Into Our Digital Devices Like British Troops Were Sent Into American Colonists’ Homes? We have extensively documented that the U.S. government is trampling virtually every single Constitutional right set forth in the Bill of Rights. … Continue reading

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Radiation? Seals, Sea Lions, Polar Bears, Bald Eagles, Sea Stars, Turtles, King and Sockeye Salmon, Herring, Anchovies and Sardines In The Western Part of North America All Suffering Mysterious Diseases At the Same Time

Is Fukushima Decimating Wildlife in the Western Portion of North America? We’ve previous documented that seals, sea lions, polar bears, sea stars, turtles, sockeye salmon, herring, anchovies and sardines on the West Coast of North America are all suffering mysterious … Continue reading

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Navy Dumped Thousands of Tons of Radioactive Waste Into the Atlantic Ocean

U.S., Russia, Japan and Other Countries Have All Polluted the Oceans With Radiation The Tampa Bay Times reports: For up to 15 years after World War II, the crew of Albernaz’s ship, the USS Calhoun County, dumped thousands of tons … Continue reading

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Wave of Radiation from Fukushima Will Be 10 Times Bigger than All of the Radiation from Nuclear Tests Combined

Putting Fukushima In Perspective There was no background radioactive cesium before above-ground nuclear testing and nuclear accidents started. Wikipedia provides some details on the distribution of cesium-137 due to human activities: Small amounts of caesium-134 and caesium-137 were released into … Continue reading

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If You Want to Rein In NSA Spying, HERE’s How to Do It

There’s An Easy Technical Fix To A Good Chunk of Our Spy Problems Bill Binney is the high-level NSA executive who created the agency’s mass surveillance program for digital information. A 32-year NSA veteran widely regarded as a “legend” within … Continue reading

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Cover Your Webcam With a Post-It Note

Protect Yourself from Big Brother We noted in June that the single most important thing you can do to protect yourself from government spying is to realize that the NSA can turn on your cellphone or laptop’s videocamera and microphone … Continue reading

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Most Americans Aren’t Getting Enough of this Vital Nutrient

How To Get Enough Healthy Potassium In Your Diet Potassium is crucial for good health.  As WebMD notes: Potassium is a mineral that’s crucial for life. Potassium is necessary for the heart, kidneys, and other organs to work normally. *** … Continue reading

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Health Tricks: Crazy But Effective

Weird Health Tricks Here’s a round up of strange – but real – health tricks. Duct Tape Removes Warts A study published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine shows that duct tape is better at removing warts than … Continue reading

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White House Petition: “Tell The Truth To The American People About Radiation Emitted By Fukushima Dai-Chi Reactor Disaster. Stop LYING”

The American government – like the Japanese and Canadian governments – are covering up the extent of the Fukushima crisis. Someone launched a White House petition saying: Tell the truth to the American people about radiation emitted by Fukushima Dai-Chi … Continue reading

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Canada Busted Covering Up Spikes In Fukushima Radiation

Falsely Stated That There Were No Unusual Radiation Levels Update: The Canadian government also under-reported the amount of radioactive xenon by 6,000%. The governments of Japan, America and Canada have covered up the severity of the Fukushima crisis ever since … Continue reading

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They’re Going to Dump the Fukushima Radiation Into the Ocean

Yup … They’re Going to Dump It Tepco is planning on dumping all of the radioactive water stored at Fukushima into the ocean. The industry-controlled nuclear regulators are pushing for dumping the radiation, as well. As EneNews reports: Juan Carlos … Continue reading

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Mass Die-Off of West Coast Sealife: Fukushima Radiation … Or Something Else?

What’s Causing the Unprecedented Weirdness In West Coast Ocean Life? NBC Nightly News reports that a mass die-off of starfish up and down the West Coast of North America is puzzling scientists: Brian Williams, anchor: Environmental officials in California say … Continue reading

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What Is The ACTUAL Risk for Pacific Coast Residents from Fukushima Radiation?

“[The Odds of] Longer Term Chronic Effects, Cancer Or Genetic Effects … Cannot Be Said To Be Zero” It is very difficult to obtain accurate information on the dangers from Fukushima radiation to residents of the West Coast of North … Continue reading

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Japanese Senator: “The Path That Japan Is Taking Is The Recreation Of A Fascist State”

Japanese (And American) Governments Go to Extreme Lengths to Cover Up Their Mess Japan and the U.S. are doing everything they can to cover up the danger of the Fukushima crisis. The Daily Beast notes: The Japanese government, which already … Continue reading

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How to Reduce Your Risk of Radiation from Fukushima

Is There Anything We Can Do to Reduce Radiation Risks? Doctors in Hawaii and the West Coast of North American are being bombarded with questions about how to protect ourselves from radiation from Fukushima … especially since it is difficult … Continue reading

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Glutathione: Boost Your Health and Help Protect Yourself From Radiation

Glutathione: The Master Antioxidant Glutathione is your body’s “master antioxidant”. Every cell of your body contains glutathione. And glutathione makes any other antioxidant which you ingest more effective. Low glutathione levels are associated with serious diseases such as cancer, Aids … Continue reading

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The U.S. Is Sending Americans’ Confidential Info Abroad … For the Same Reason It’s Outsourcing Torture to Foreign Governments

Outsourcing the NSA’s Dirty Deeds In An Attempt to Create Plausible Deniability Torture doesn’t work to produce actionable intelligence. Indeed, it harms our national security and creates more terrorists. Because torture is blatantly illegal, the Bush and Obama administrations have … Continue reading

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Bill Clinton On NSA Spying: “We Are On The Verge Of Having The Worst Of All Worlds: We’ll Have No Security And No Privacy”

Former Presidents and Vice Presidents Agree: Mass Surveillance Is Destroying Our Country Bill Clinton said (via Agence France-Presse): “The question is when, if ever, is the government justified in going beyond the patterns to listen to telephone calls, read emails, … Continue reading

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Security Expert: “Buy American Doesn’t Sell Well Anymore Because It Means Give A Copy To The NSA”

Mass Surveillance Is Destroying the American Economy We’ve previously noted that mass surveillance is killing American tech companies. And Cisco just blamed its earnings slump on China’s disdain for NSA spying. Security expert Bruce Schneier succinctly summed up the destruction … Continue reading

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World’s Most Dangerous Mission to Start In 3 Days

Risky Operation To Start Monday … Whole World Holds Its Breath The most dangerous operation since the Cuban missile crisis will start Monday. Japan Times reports today: Tokyo Electric Power Co. [Tepco] said Friday it will start removing nuclear fuel … Continue reading

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Removal of Fukushima Fuel Rods Hits a Bump … BEFORE It Even Starts

Tepco’s Negligence In 1982 Makes Removal More Difficult Now Tepco’s efforts to remove the radioactive fuel rods – already extremely dangerous and difficult – have hit a bump before they’ve even started. Enenews rounds up the developments here: Yomiuri Shimbun … Continue reading

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America and Israel Created a Monster Computer Virus Which Now Threatens Nuclear Reactors Worldwide

Even Threatens the International Space Station In their obsession to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons, the U.S. and Israel created a computer virus (called “Stuxnet”) to take out Iran’s nuclear enrichment machinery. The virus appears to have spread to … Continue reading

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Sun Is Weakest In 200 years

Sunspot Activity at Record Low, And Magnetic Orientation Is Puzzling Reuters and Space.com noted in September that sunspot activity was at a 100-year low. The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that this sun’s solar maximum is the weakest in 200 … Continue reading

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