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Scientists Gain New Insight Into Climate Change … And What To Do About It

Frack That “Clean natural gas” from fracking has been touted for years as a cure for global warming. But scientists say that fracking pumps out a lot of methane … into both our drinking water and the environment. Methane is … Continue reading

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission Is Using Obviously Faulty Models to Pretend Crumbling Nuclear Reactors Are Safe

Ignoring Basic Engineering Science Puts Us All At Risk Faulty assumptions by America’s financial regulators led to the 2008 crash … and many other disastrous results. Similarly, America’s main nuclear regulator – the Nuclear Regulatory Commission -   made numerous assumptions … Continue reading

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The Secret GOOD NEWS from Fukushima

Fukushima Proved that Dry Casks Work Many bad secrets have been revealed about Fukushima. For example: Plant operator Tepco just admitted that it’s known for 2 years that massive amounts of radioactive water are leaking into the groundwater and Pacific … Continue reading

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Proof that the Government Spies On ALL AMERICANS

Despite Lame Protestations to the Contrary by the Government … The Guardian, New York Times, the ACLU and others have shredded the claim that the U.S. government doesn’t spy on Americans. But since Obama, top NSA brass, and a handful … Continue reading

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President Obama: “The Odds of Dying In a Terrorist Attack Are a Lot LOWER than They Are of Dying In a Car Accident”

Calm Down … You Are Much More Likely to Be Killed By Boring, Mundane Things than Terrorism President Obama said last night: He’s right. The Jewish Daily Forward noted in May that – even including the people killed in the … Continue reading

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Official: Tepco Plan Could Cause Fukushima Reactor Buildings to “Topple”

Japan’s Nuclear Accident Response Director Warns that Tepco’s Actions Might Cause Reactor Buildings to Collapse Tepco’s ill-considered efforts to change soil permeability and water flow have caused severe problems at the site … including highly radioactive groundwater bubbling up to … Continue reading

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American Nuclear Industry Suffers a Meltdown

American Nuclear Power Fizzles Even though the American government has done everything possible to encourage nuclear power – by wholly subsidizing nuclear power, reducing safety standards after Fukushima, forcing Japan to re-start its nuclear program, covering up the severity of … Continue reading

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2 Weeks Ago, a Huge Solar Flare Almost Knocked Out Power Nationwide … Which Could Have Caused Nuclear Meltdowns from Coast-to-Coast

Whew … That Was Close We’ve sounded the alarm for years that a large solar flare – like the one we had in 1859 – could cause worldwide nuclear meltdowns … and numerous other problems. 2 weeks ago, we just … Continue reading

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You Won’t BELIEVE What’s Going On at Fukushima Right Now

Tepco Has No Idea How to Stabilize the Reactors You’ve heard bad news about Fukushima recently. But it’s worse than you know. The Wall Street Journal notes that radiation levels outside the plant are likely higher than inside the reactor: … Continue reading

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Modern Man’s Shrinking Brain

We’ve repeatedly noted that our brains are smaller than our ancestors. This graphic summarizes some of the most interesting information: Source: SuperScholar.org

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NSA Spokesman Accidentally Admits that the Government Is Spying On Virtually All Americans

NSA Spying:  A Matter of Degree We have long noted that the government is spying on just about everything we do. The NSA has pretended that it only spies on a small number of potential terrorists.  But NSA Deputy Director … Continue reading

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The Government Is Spying On ALL Americans’ Digital and Old-Fashioned Communications

Anyone Who Says the Government Only Spies On Potential Bad Guys Is Sadly Uninformed Even now – after all of the revelations by Edward Snowden and other whistleblowers – spying apologists say that the reports are “exaggerated” or “overblown”, and … Continue reading

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Since President Obama Is Asking Us To Trade Some Of Our Privacy With Respect To Our Phone Calls And Our Use Of The Internet For Greater Protection Against Terrorism, At The Very Least We Need To Know Exactly How Our Privacy Is Being Violated

How Much Is Government Spying On Americans? The New York Review of Books notes: Since President Obama is asking us to trade some of our privacy with respect to our phone calls and our use of the Internet for greater … Continue reading

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The Government’s Mass Spying Is An Affront To Democratic Values. Let’s Also Not Pretend It’s An Effective And Efficient Way Of Keeping Us Safe

Top Terrorism Experts Say that Mass Spying Doesn’t Work to Prevent Terrorism Never mind the fact that – if the government’s spying was really only aimed at protecting us from terrorism – the NSA probably wouldn’t put so many resources … Continue reading

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Radiation Levels Skyrocket at Fukushima

Painting by Jonathan Raddatz The Accident Is NOT Contained Record high levels of radioactive tritium have been observed in the harbor at Fukushima. Japan Times notes: The density of radioactive tritium in samples of seawater from near the Fukushima No. … Continue reading

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Is Your Smart Meter Spying On You?

  Preface: The original intent of smart meters may been good … conserve energy by setting up a “smart grid” to maximize the efficiency of energy distribution. But there are questions about potential health effects from smart meters.  And – … Continue reading

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Is the Government Spying On You Through Your Own Computer’s Webcam Or Microphone?

Government – Or Private Individuals – May Be Watching and Listening We documented earlier today that – if you are near your smart phone – the NSA or private parties could remotely activate your microphone and camera and spy on … Continue reading

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The SINGLE Most Important Step to Protect Yourself from Government Spying

Unless You Know About This Spying Method, You Might Say Something Which Could Get You In Hot Water Given that the NSA is tapping into your phone calls and spying on your Internet activities, you might have switched to a … Continue reading

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We Have the Technological Ability to Keep Americans Safe WITHOUT Spying On Everyone

Tech Fixes to Illegal Spying NSA spying whistleblower Edward Snowden says that NSA agents as well as private contractors who work for the American security services can decide on their own to access  any American’s digital communications.  Snowden said in … Continue reading

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2 Million People In 52 Countries March Against Monsanto

Monsanto’s Arguments Debunked 2 million people in 52 countries protested against Monsanto today. (Pictures here.) In response to the protest, Monsanto’s spokesperson said: Among the challenges facing agriculture are producing food for our growing population and reducing agriculture’s footprint on … Continue reading

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Is Modern Life Making Us Dumber?

Forget “Peak Oil” and “Peak Credit” … Are We On the Downslope of “Peak Intelligence”? Scientists say that we have much smaller brains than our ancestors had 20,000 years ago … and we might have gotten stupider since agriculture became … Continue reading

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Video of the Oklahoma Tornado FORMING

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The American “Nuclear Renaissance” Is Over: “The Change in Nuclear’s Fortunes is Staggering” … a Horrible “Cauldron of Events” Has [Brought] the Nuclear Push to a Standstill”

American Nuclear Power Suffers Series of Setbacks CNBC reports: Once touted as a successor, or at least a competitor, to carbon-based power, the nuclear sector has taken a beating as the momentum behind new projects stalls and enthusiasm for domestic … Continue reading

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You’re More Likely to Die from Brain-Eating Parasites, Alcoholism, Obesity, Medical Errors, Risky Sexual Behavior or Just About Anything OTHER THAN Terrorism

Calm Down … You Are Much More Likely to Be Killed By Boring, Mundane Things than Terrorism We noted in 2011: – You are 17,600 times more likely to die from heart disease than from a terrorist attack – You … Continue reading

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Tech Breakthrough: Will Open Air Plasma Pave the Way for Practical Fusion Energy?

Exclusive Interview Regarding Exciting Breakthrough University of Missouri engineer Randy Curry has made a fascinating technology breakthrough: the ability to transmit high-energy plasma through the air. The University’s website reports: University of Missouri engineer Randy Curry and his team have … Continue reading

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Government Reacts to Fukushima Radiation Crisis By Raising Acceptable Radiation Standards … Instead of Fixing Anything

Just Like the Financial Crisis, the Gulf Oil Spill, and All Other Crises, Government Covers Up Instead of Addressing the Real Problems 2 weeks after the Fukushima accident, we reported that the government responded to the nuclear accident by trying … Continue reading

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Nuclear Is NOT a Low-Carbon Source of Energy

Why Do People Claim that Nuclear Power is a Low-Carbon Source of Energy? Even well-known, well-intentioned scientists sometimes push bad ideas.   For example, well-known scientists considered pouring soot over the Arctic in the 1970s to help melt the ice – … Continue reading

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The Entire Economy Is a Ponzi Scheme

Ponzinomics Bill Gross, Nouriel Roubini, Laurence Kotlikoff, Steve Keen, Michel Chossudovsky, the Wall Street Journal and many others say that our entire economy is a Ponzi scheme. Former Reagan budget director David Stockman just agreed: So did a top Russian … Continue reading

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Exxon Mobil Cleans Up Major Tar Sands Oil Spill with PAPER TOWELS

(The above is video shot by a local resident in Mayflower, Arkansas.) And take a look at these must-see pictures of the spill. No one is admitting how much oil was released.  Instead, the FAA declared a no fly zone … Continue reading

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Fukushima Falling Apart … Because Plant Operator Has No Incentive to Spend Money to Fix It

Mainstream Media Awakens to the fact that Fukushima Is Still a Total Mess After visiting Fukushima a year ago, Senator Ron Wyden warned that the situation was worse than reported … and urged Japan to accept international help to stabilize … Continue reading

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For the Price of the Iraq War, The U.S. Could Have a 100% Renewable Power System

What Are We Choosing for Our Future? Wind energy expert Paul Gipe reported this week that – for the amount spent on the Iraq war – the U.S. could be generating 40%-60% of its electricity with renewable energy: Disregarding the … Continue reading

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Nuclear Plant Operator’s Recklessness Leads to Massive New Leaks

Massive New Water Leaks at Fukushima An official Japanese Parliamentary inquiry found that recklessness by the operator of the Fukushima nuclear reactors caused the Fukushima disaster. Tepco subsequently admitted as much. Tepco’s recklessness – and nickel-and-diming cheapness – in dealing … Continue reading

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Former U.S. Nuclear Chief: American Nuclear Plants Should Be Phased Out — “Can’t Guarantee Against Accident Causing Widespread Land Contamination”

Nuclear Regulators Just “Rolling the Dice” Energy intelligence reports: Former Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Chairman Gregory Jaczko says that the current fleet of operating plants in the US should be phased out because regulators can’t guarantee against an accident causing … Continue reading

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Fukushima: Massive Leaks Continuing On a Daily Basis … For Years On End

Is Fukushima Leaking … Or Are the Reactors Wholly Uncontained? You may have heard that Tepco – the operator of the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plants – announced a large leak of radioactive water. You may have heard that the … Continue reading

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Study: 28% Increase In Thyroid Problems In Babies Born After Fukushima in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington

Is Fukushima Causing Health Problems In the United States? Infants are much more vulnerable to radiation than adults. And see this. However, radiation safety standards are set based on the assumption that everyone in the world is a healthy man … Continue reading

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(Updated) Ending Nuclear Power DECREASED Carbon Dioxide Output In Germany

  Nuclear Power INCREASES Carbon Dioxide There has been a tremendous amount of voodoo science pushing the claim that radiation isn’t harmful.  (It is.) Similarly, a new report published by Environmental Science & Technology claims that nuclear power saves more … Continue reading

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Fake Science Alert: Fukushima Radiation Can’t Be Compared to Bananas or X-Rays

Nuclear Energy Apologists Are Going Bananas Nuclear apologists pretend that people are exposed to more radiation from bananas than from Fukushima. But the EPA explains: The human body is born with potassium-40 [the type of radiation found in bananas] in … Continue reading

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Is Fukushima Radiation Causing the Epidemic of Dead and Starving Sea Lions In California?

Painting by Jonathan Raddatz  What’s Causing the Mass Die-Off and Starvation of California Sea Lions? Associated Press reports: At island rookeries off the Southern California coast, 45 percent of the pups born in June have died, said Sharon Melin, a … Continue reading

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Congress Passes “Monsanto Rider”, Pushing Genetically Modified Foods Onto Our Plates

Painting by Anthony Freda: www.AnthonyFreda.com. … And Stripping Courts of Power We warned a little more than a week ago that Congress was poised to pass a bill that would make it more likely that genetically modified food ends up … Continue reading

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Fukushima Spews More Radiation … Due to Tepco’s Carelessness

Fukushima Still Pumping Out Massive Amounts of Radiation Power was lost to the cooling systems to virtually all of the spent fuel pools at Fukushima for more than a day. Some of these fuel pools have lost containment, and are … Continue reading

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Action Alert: We Have 1 Week Or Less to Stop Genetically Engineered Foods and Destruction of the Separation of Powers

Painting by Anthony Freda: www.AnthonyFreda.com. Bill Would Strip Courts of Power … And Push Genetically Modified Foods Onto Our Plates America has been decimated by the breakdown of the separation of powers between different branches of government. For example, the … Continue reading

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2 Year Anniversary of Fukushima: The Accident Is NOT Contained

Worse Than Ever? Nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen said today that the containment vessel at Fukushima reactor 2 has a large crack in it. Reactors 1, 2 and 3 all exploded. BBC reports today: They know very little about what’s going … Continue reading

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Prehistoric Man Had Much Healthier Teeth and Gums than Modern Humans

The REAL Source of Cavities and Gum Disease Our modern stereotype is that – until recently – people were plagued with rotting teeth, cavities and gum disease. But the truth is that prehistoric people had much better oral health than … Continue reading

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Nuclear Expert: “The Melted Core Cracked The Containment Vessel … There Really Is No Containment” At Fukushima Reactors

Nuclear Cores and Spent Fuel Pools Have Both Lost Containment Steven Starr – Director of the Clinical Laboratory Science Program at the University of Missouri/Senior Scientist at Physicians for Social Responsibility – said: The Japanese basically lied about what happened … Continue reading

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Giant Food Corporations Work Hand-In-Glove With Corrupt Government Agencies To Dish Up Cheap, Unhealthy Food

Big Food Is Making Us Sick The Independent reports that food companies are becoming insanely concentrated: Increasingly, a handful of multinationals are tightening their grip on the commodity markets, with potentially dramatic effects for consumers and food producers alike. *** … Continue reading

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Genetically-Engineered Meat Isn’t Tested for Human Safety … Because It’s Treated as an “Animal Drug”

Painting by Anthony Freda: www.AnthonyFreda.com. Eater Beware … USA Today reported last October that the FDA doesn’t even test the safety of genetically engineered food: Q: Does the FDA test these foods before they’re allowed on the market? A: No. … Continue reading

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Google Moves to Destroy Online Anonymity … Helping Authoritarian Governments In the Process

Governments Move to Destroy Online Anonymity Gene Howington reported last year: The history of anonymous political free speech in America dates back to our founding. The seminal essays found in “The Federalist Papers” were written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison … Continue reading

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Food Manufacturers are Fraudulently Diluting High-Quality Food with Inferior Quality Junk

Some of the Fake Ingredients Added to Food May be DANGEROUS In a predictable trend, food manufacturers are fraudulently diluting high-quality food with inferior quality items. As ABC News reports: A new scientific examination by the non-profit food fraud detectives … Continue reading

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Our Understanding of the Effects of Fluoride Is Like Our Understanding of Lead in the 1970s

U.S. National Research Council Scientists: Fluoride Can Damage the Brain and Bones Concern grew in the late 1970s that even low levels of exposure to lead caused adverse changes in the mentally functioning of children. The same thing is now … Continue reading

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Government and Top University Studies: Fluoride Lowers IQ and Causes Other Health Problems

Dentists Haven’t Read the Studies Preface: This post doesn’t discuss any conspiracy theories.  It simply presents a scientific review of the studies by mainstream sources on fluoride. Why do dentists push fluoride, even though an overwhelming number of scientific studies … Continue reading

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Mainstream Leaders Say Blogs Are Valuable News Sources

The President of the United States, Head of the Federal Reserve and Others Say Blogs Are Good Sources of News President Obama said: Blogs are best at debunking myths that can slip through a lot of the traditional media outlets. … Continue reading

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Government to Dispose of Radioactive Waste By Putting It In Our SILVERWARE

www.andrelassen.com* Department of Energy Wants to Let Radioactive Scrap Metal Back into Consumer Products The overwhelming scientific consensus is that any amount of radiation – no matter how small – can cause cancer and other serious health effects. (Current safety … Continue reading

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Huge New Slick at Site of BP’s 2010 Gulf Oil Spill

Wings of Care provided new photos of an oil slick in the area of the Gulf oil spill, noting: Here is the large surface slick that has been sitting over the Macondo area since last autumn, with as yet no … Continue reading

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Actual Photographs of a Supernova …

  This is a supernova: It is supernova 1987a. This is SN 1979C: This is Eta Carinae: It is a failed supernova or surface instability (it might go full supernova at some point in the future). For more incredible images of … Continue reading

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Secrets for Boosting Mood and Treating Depression

   Without Anti-Depressants … If you’re depressed (1 in 10 of American adults are), you might consider asking your doctor to prescribe anti-depressants. But as best-selling author Christiane Northrup, MD, notes: In 2008, we learned that the benefits of antidepressants had … Continue reading

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NASA: We May Be On the Verge of a “Mini-Maunder” Event

Is a Planetary Cooling Spell Straight Ahead? All climate scientists agree that the sun affects Earth’s climate to some extent.   They only disagree about whether or not the effect from the sun is minor compared to man-made causes. We noted … Continue reading

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American Sailors Sue Tepco for Lying about Fukushima

On the USS Ronald Reagan for Rescue Work Preface:  Before you get too mad at the Japanese, remember that the U.S. government and nuclear industry are just as bad.  And America is largely dictating Japanese nuclear policy. Courthouse News Service … Continue reading

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Tokyo Almost As Irradiated As Fukushima

Tepco – and West Coast of America – Slammed with Radiation We’ve documented the spread of radiation from Fukushima to Tokyo for a year and a half.  See this, this, this, this, this and this. Unfortunately, as the following recent … Continue reading

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Swimming Through Space: An Amazing Tour of the Space Station

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Breast-Squeezing – and Sex In General – Improves Health

Our Interests Are Strictly Academic, Of Course … We’ve extensively documented that sex helps you live longer, makes you smarter, improves health and prevents depression. More good news for the lover … MSN UK notes that squeezing the breasts can … Continue reading

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Amazing Chi Energy “Iron Shirt” Demonstrations

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No, Mentally Ill People Would NOT Necessarily Have Become Violent Without Anti-Depressants

Scientific Evidence Shows that New Anti-Depressants MAKE Disturbed People Violent The number of school shootings, murders and murder-suicides, workplace violence, road rage, and random violence by soldiers by people taking anti-depressants is staggering. It is a reasonable – but false … Continue reading

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Are the New Generation of Anti-Depressant Medications Contributing to School Shootings?

SSRI’s May Be Exacerbating Violent Tendencies Before you make up your mind, watch these 4 videos: And see this, this, this, this, this and this. SSRI Stories has compiled a partial list of incidents of school violence committed by people … Continue reading

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People Freak Out and Buy Noah’s Ark Survival Pods … But the Mayans Say 2012 Isn’t the End of the World

Hear the Mayan Prophecy for Yourself The Mayan 2012 end of the world “prophecy” is scaring the pants off numerous children and suicidal teeangers. 1-in-10 people believe that the Mayans have prophesied the end of the world (and see this). … Continue reading

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Biggest Social Media Sites Censor Alternative News

“Unreliable News Source” The mainstream media skews the news to defend the status quo, and serves the interests of the rich and powerful. But at least web news sources are free of censorship … one would hope. Unfortunately, that’s not … Continue reading

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Moore’s Law, Cheap Electronics and Homeland Security Money Combine to Create Big Brother

1984 Is Here We extensively documented last week that Americans are the most spied upon people in world history. Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal gave a glimpse of a small part of the pervasive spying: Top U.S. intelligence officials gathered … Continue reading

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End of the World? Hear the 2012 Prophecy … Direct from the Mouths of the Mayan Priests

Ignore Second-Hand Information … Hear the Real Prophecy Preface:  The Mayan 2012 end of the world “prophecy” is scaring the pants off numerous children and suicidal teeangers.  1-in-10 people believe that the Mayans have prophesied the end of the world (and … Continue reading

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Americans Are The Most Spied On People In World History

More Spying On Citizens than in Stasi East Germany TechDirt notes: In a radio interview, Wall Street Journal reporter Julia Angwin (who’s been one of the best at covering the surveillance state in the US) made a simple observation that … Continue reading

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Stop Scaring the Kids: The World Will NOT End In 2012

The REAL 2012 Prophecy Amid reports that the Mayan 2012 end of the world “prophecy” is scaring the pants off numerous children and people with suicidal tendencies – and the fact that 1-in-10 people believe that the Mayans have prophesied … Continue reading

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Dispersants Make Oil 52 Times More Toxic … And Delay Cleanup of Oil Spills By Many Years

Here’s the Real Reason Why Oil Companies Use Them On Spills The Georgia Institute of Technology and Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes (UAA), Mexico published an article in the journal Environmental Pollution finding that dumping the dispersant Corexit into the Gulf … Continue reading

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Seismic Evidence Implies Controlled Demolition on 9/11

Yet Another Line of Evidence Shows Demolition André Rousseau is a Doctor of Geophysics and Geology, a former researcher in the French National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS), who has published 50 papers on the relationships between the characteristics of … Continue reading

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Preventing Armageddon Would Cost Only $100 Million … But Congress Is Too Thick to Approve the Fix

Government Spends Tens of Trillions On Unnecessary, Harmful Projects … But Won’t Spend $100 Million to Prevent the Greatest Threat The government has thrown tens of trillions of dollars at the big banks, even though bailing out the big banks … Continue reading

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Meta-Review of 46 Studies: Even the Lowest-Level Radiation Is Damaging to Human Health

Even Miniscule Amounts of Radiation Can Be Dangerous A major new scientific study proves that low-level radiation can cause huge health problems. Science Daily reports: Even the very lowest levels of radiation are harmful to life, scientists have concluded in … Continue reading

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New Mile-Long Oil Slick from BP’s Gulf Macondo Well

Debunks BP’s Claim for Source of Leaking Oil The Times-Picayune reported Wednesday: An overflight inspection of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster site 40 miles south of Grand Isle this past weekend found a new, mile-long oil sheen, which has prompted … Continue reading

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Near Death Experiences: Proof of Consciousness Outside of the Brain … Or Byproduct of a Dying Mind?

Does a Harvard Neuroscientist’s Experience Prove that the Soul Is Real?  Or that Even a Scientist Can Fool Himself? Preface:  Around two-thirds of American scientists believe in God if you count the social sciences. About 40% of physical scientists believe … Continue reading

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Major Study: Exposure to Low-Level Radiation Can Cause Leukemia

Numerous Studies Show that Low-Level Exposure Causes Cancer Japan Times reports: Protracted exposure to low-level radiation is associated with a significant increase in the risk of leukemia, according to a long-term study published Thursday in a U.S. research journal. The … Continue reading

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Time: “Superstorm Sandy’s Unexpected Wrath Makes a Powerful Case For Revisiting Fukushima and the Dangers to Nuclear Energy From Natural Disasters”

Conditions at 3 US Reactors Were Similar to What Caused the Fukushima Disaster We barely dodged a nuclear crisis from Hurricane Sandy at the Oyster Creek, Nine Mile and Salem plants. For example, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission confirmed loss of … Continue reading

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The FDA Doesn’t Even TEST the Safety of Genetically Engineered Foods

GMO Food Producers “Voluntarily Consult”, But There Is NO Real Safety Testing Many people assume that the Food and Drug Administration tests genetically engineered foods for safety. But as USA Today reports: Q: Does the FDA test these foods before … Continue reading

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California Proposition 37: A Farmer’s Perspective

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Why Californians Should Vote

Painting by Anthony Freda: www.AnthonyFreda.com. Even If You Are Boycotting the Presidential Election, Vote Yes on Proposition 37 Some smart people say that we shouldn’t vote tomorrow. See this, this, this and this. We believe that voting for a third … Continue reading

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Bulletin of Atomic Scientists: Dropping Nuclear Power Brought Economic and Environmental Benefits to Germany

Case Study Proves that Nuclear Is Bad for the Economy and Environment We’ve previously documented that nuclear power is expensive and bad for the environment.  Investing in nuclear technology crowds out developing clean energy.   And people that think that nuclear … Continue reading

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Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant Exits Alert Status

Everything Apparently Back to Normal The floodwaters receded, and Oyster Creek nuclear plant is back to normal. The Director of the Office of Public Affairs at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission sent us (and probably a lot of other writers)  the … Continue reading

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There Are THREE – Not One – Wellheads at BP’s Macondo Gulf Oil Spill Site

Update: The two additional wells shown in the video might be relief wells drilled after the BP accident.  Even if that ends up being the case, the points raised by Dr. Bea and BK Lim are still worth considering. BP … Continue reading

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Fuel Pool Crisis Narrowly Averted at Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant

Problems at 4 Other Nuclear Plants … Apparently None Were Severe We reported last Friday that Hurricane Sandy could cause problems at Oyster Creek, Salem, Indian Point, Limerick and other nuclear plants in the Northeast. We noted yesterday that Oyster … Continue reading

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission Declares Alert at Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant

Alert Issued at Oldest Nuclear Plant in the U.S. As we explained earlier today, the Oyster Creek plant in New Jersey is most likely to be affected by Hurricane Sandy. At around 8:30 p.m. tonight, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission … Continue reading

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Manhattan Subway Floods … Cars Float Down Wall Street

New York City Swamped by Hurricane Sandy As of 8:48 p.m. East Coast time, the tide height at New York Harbor at the Battery is 13.72 feet … and rising: This is not only more than 7 feet above flood … Continue reading

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Frankenstorm … 1938

Here’s what the great New England hurricane of 1938 looked like:

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Hurricane Sandy May Score a Direct Hit On Spent Fuel Pools at Nuclear Plant

New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut Nuclear Plants In Path of Storm Preface:  We hope and expect that the severity of the hurricane is being overblown, and that the nuclear plants in the Northeast will ride out the storm without any … Continue reading

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New Video Contradicts BP Claim About Oil Spill

BP Continues to Hide Potential Oil Leak from Seafloor In response to the outcry about new oil leaking from BP’s Gulf macondo field, BP sent a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) down to the seafloor to investigate the source of the … Continue reading

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More than a Dozen Nuclear Plants Near Hurricane Sandy’s Path Brace for Impact

North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Connecticut Bloomberg reports: “Because of the size of [Hurricane Sandy], we could see an impact to coastal and inland plants,” Neil Sheehan, a spokesman based in Philadelphia for the U.S. … Continue reading

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The SAME Unaccountable Government Agency Which Spies on All Americans Also Decides Who Gets Assassinated by Drones

“The [Government Agency] — Now Vested With The Power To Determine The Proper ‘Disposition’ Of Terrorist Suspects — Is The SAME AGENCY That Is At The Center Of The Ubiquitous, Unaccountable Surveillance State Aimed At American Citizens.” The Washington Post … Continue reading

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Are Tall Buildings Safer As a Result of the NIST WTC Reports?

Guest Post by Kevin Ryan, former Site Manager for Environmental Health Laboratories, a division of Underwriters Laboratories (UL). Mr. Ryan, a Chemist and laboratory manager, was fired by UL in 2004 for publicly questioning the report being drafted by the … Continue reading

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Earthquake-Causing Fracking to Be Allowed within 500 FEET of Nuclear Plants

Nuclear Plants Vulnerable to Earthquakes The American government has officially stated that fracking can cause earthquakes. Some fracking companies now admit this fact The scientific community agrees. See this, this, this, this and this. Earthquakes can – of course – … Continue reading

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Fukushima Update: Unit 4 Is Sinking … Unevenly

… And May Begin Tilting The spent fuel pool at Fukushima Unit 4 is the top short-term threat to humanity, and is a national security issue for America. As such, it is disturbing news that the ground beneath unit 4 … Continue reading

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NRC Whistleblowers: Risk of Nuclear Melt-Down In U.S. Is Even HIGHER Than It Was at Fukushima

Massive Cover-Up of Risks from Flooding to Numerous U.S. Nuclear Facilities Numerous American nuclear reactors are built within flood zones: As one example, on the following map (showing U.S. nuclear power plants built within earthquake zones), the red lines indicate … Continue reading

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BP Oil Spill: Case NOT Closed

BP Says Everything Is Fine … Scientists Aren’t So Sure Today, BP and the Coast Guard attributed the new oil sheen to a leak from the “cofferdam”. We will give some background on what the cofferdam is, and then explain … Continue reading

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No, the Gulf Oil “Sheen” Is Not Oil Coming from the BP Wreckage

BP’s Explanation Is Incorrect Now that the new oil “sheen” has been confirmed by the government as coming from BP’s crippled Macondo well, BP’s fallback position is that the new sheen is just oil leaking from the wreckage of the … Continue reading

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Should Californians Have the Right to Know?

Background (and see this).

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NEW 4-Mile Long Oil Slick Near BP’s Gulf Oil Well

BP’s Macondo Well May Leak for Years CNN reports: An oil sheen about four miles long has appeared in the Gulf of Mexico near the site of the worst oil spill in U.S. history, a Coast Guard spokesman said Thursday. … Continue reading

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Why We Should Label GMO Foods

Background here, here and here.

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