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Toxic chemicals in drinking water for six million Americans

By Lisa Rapaport “So the negative effects on immune functions appear to be lasting,” Grandjean said. “Sadly, there is very little that an exposed resident can do, once the exposure has led to an increased amount of PFASs in the body.” (Reuters Health) – Drinking water supplies for more than six million Americans contain unsafe… Continue reading Toxic chemicals in drinking water for six million Americans

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The NSA Leak Is Real, Snowden Documents Confirm

A never-before-published NSA manual makes it clear that malware released by a hacker group this week came from the spy agency. THE NSA LEAK IS REAL, SNOWDEN DOCUMENTS CONFIRM Sam Biddle Aug. 19 2016, 8:00 a.m. ON MONDAY, A HACKING group calling itself the “ShadowBrokers” announced an auction for what it claimed were “cyber weapons” made by the… Continue reading The NSA Leak Is Real, Snowden Documents Confirm

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Turkey Has Made it Legal to Have Sex With CHILDREN After Lowering Age of Consent to 12

The Constitutional Court has ruled to annul a provision that punishes all sexual acts against children under the age of 15 as “sexual abuse,” stirring outrage from academics and women’s rights activists who warn that the decision will lead to cases of child abuse going unpunished. The Constitutional Court discussed the issue upon an application… Continue reading Turkey Has Made it Legal to Have Sex With CHILDREN After Lowering Age of Consent to 12

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THE SAUDI GOVERNMENT SHOWS THE WORLD IT’S TERRORIST TENDENCIES BY SHOWING NO MERCY TO THE INNOCENTS

U.S.-backed, Saudi-led Coalition Bombed a Hospital in Yemen Supported by Doctors Without Borders HWH Comment: Do you think the Saudis are trying to show the USA and the world who they really are, what they really do, what values drive their behavior? Does anyone continue to doubt that Saudis think that they rule the world… Continue reading THE SAUDI GOVERNMENT SHOWS THE WORLD IT’S TERRORIST TENDENCIES BY SHOWING NO MERCY TO THE INNOCENTS

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TRUMP ON TORTURE

TRUMP ON TORTURE Hey, I’ve got an idea. Why not have one of Donald Trump’s sons undergo what is currently not considered torture, but still practiced at black sites – black prisons – CIA holding companies|facilities around the world? The real deal. Stress positions, sensory deprivation, loud noises, temperature extremes, sexual humiliation, the whole nine… Continue reading TRUMP ON TORTURE

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IN AMERICA…

President Obama needs to stop using his power and influence as president to tell all of America how to vote. It’s dictatorial and controlling. Obama who talks freely about the doom and gloom perception of America espoused by Donald Trump is engaging in the same doom and gloom strategy by fear mongering to voters about… Continue reading IN AMERICA…

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Tech trends that will impact your home | TechCrunch

Imagine walking through the bathroom door at 7am and the shower starts itself at optimal water heat and pressure. The thermostat adjusts when you enter the room. Want a new bathroom tub? What if you could 3D print it? High-tech homes are about to revolutionize the way we live. While interior design once relied on color schemes… Continue reading Tech trends that will impact your home | TechCrunch

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DOE Seeks Severe Punishment for Leopard Poacher | Financial Tribune

DOE Seeks Severe Punishment for Leopard Poacher The Department of Environment is seeking the maximum punishment for a poacher charged with killing a Persian leopard cub in Mazandaran Province. Speaking to ISNA, Ali Teymouri, director of the DOE’s Hunting and Fishing Office, said the hunter will most likely be sentenced to three years in jail… Continue reading DOE Seeks Severe Punishment for Leopard Poacher | Financial Tribune

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WWF Roars Out Against Tiger Farming | Big Cat Rescue

WWF: Tiger Farming in Asia Must End; US has Role to Play World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is using International Tiger Day today to call on governments across Asia to investigate all tiger breeding centers and close any operations involved in the illegal tiger trade. WWF is also calling on the US to do more to address its own large… Continue reading WWF Roars Out Against Tiger Farming | Big Cat Rescue

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Record number of wild animals rescued and released in Scotland | Discover Wildlife

The number of wildlife casualties in Scotland returned to their natural habitats has more than doubled in just over five years. Scotland’s animal welfare charity, the Scottish SPCA, released 4,651 wild animals in 2015, compared to just 1,881 in 2010. This is partly due to the charity’s £3.5 billion relocation to the National Wildlife Rescue Centre… Continue reading Record number of wild animals rescued and released in Scotland | Discover Wildlife

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Report Finds Circus Animals Are Denied Lives ‘Worth Living’ | Mental Floss

A new report commissioned by the Welsh government has concluded that traveling circuses fail to meet legal standards for animal welfare [PDF]. The researchers say there is ample scientific evidence to support a ban on the inclusion of wild animals in circuses and other traveling shows. Lead author Steven Harris—who researches ecology and animal population management… Continue reading Report Finds Circus Animals Are Denied Lives ‘Worth Living’ | Mental Floss

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Why ‘white trash’ Americans are flocking to Donald Trump

When J.D. Vance was a boy, his beloved grandmother “Mamaw” told her boozer husband that if he ever came home drunk again, she’d kill him. When he did, and passed out on the couch, she got a gasoline can, poured fuel all over him and dropped a lit match on his chest. He survived with… Continue reading Why ‘white trash’ Americans are flocking to Donald Trump

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Zika mosquito: thrives in hot weather, hard to wipe out

…Five things to know about the bug: FIRST IN AFRICA Aedes aegypti is a small, dark, hot weather mosquito with white markings and banded legs. Scientists believe the species originated in Africa, but came to the Americas on slave ships. It’s continued to spread through shipping and airplanes. Now it’s found through much of the… Continue reading Zika mosquito: thrives in hot weather, hard to wipe out

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Safe GOP convention boosts Cleveland’s image to the world

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland’s safe and successful turn as host of the Republican National Convention has helped establish it as an ideal location for large events but also a city that people will consider when deciding where to live and do business, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson said Friday. July 22, 2016 “It really puts us… Continue reading Safe GOP convention boosts Cleveland’s image to the world

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A No-Slaughter Leather Startup Just Raised $53 Million

LAB-GROWN LEATHER: A MORE CULTURED CHOICE Brooklyn-based startup Modern Meadow, founded in 2011, has secured a total of $53.5 million in funding to grow leather in labs—instead of from livestock. The cruelty-free business model could end the slaughter of animals for leather goods, but it also has another benefit— cutting down on the physically and chemically intensive processes needed to produce leather using… Continue reading A No-Slaughter Leather Startup Just Raised $53 Million

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PRESIDENT OBAMA FEARS HIS OWN PEOPLE

White Lives Do Matter, Black people. Get used to it. We care about you, that means you need to care about us. Appropriation of Black culture? How about that cell phone you’re using or those shoes you’re wearing or the schools you go to or the jobs you get through Affirmative Action? How about that… Continue reading PRESIDENT OBAMA FEARS HIS OWN PEOPLE

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NATO Preparing For ‘Hot’ War Against Russia 

Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has accused NATO of preparing for a “hot” war against Russia and says rhetoric from alliance’s leaders is pushing the two sides toward a military confrontation. “NATO has begun preparations for escalating from a Cold War into a hot one,” Gorbachev was quoted by the Interfax news agency as saying… Continue reading NATO Preparing For ‘Hot’ War Against Russia 

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TO DALLAS TEXAS et al

Get some sleep. sld-t  

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Israel Targeting Palestinian Protesters on Facebook 

ON THE MORNING of August 28, 2014, two days after the end of the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza, Sohaib Zahda hopped into a shared taxi in Hebron that was going to Ramallah, where he had a job interview. Thirty-three-year-old Zahda, who owns a paintball company, is an unlikely terrorist. An avid cyclist who speaks Arabic, Italian,… Continue reading Israel Targeting Palestinian Protesters on Facebook 

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In Pakistan, gruesome ‘honor’ killings bring a new backlash

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Parveen Rafiq closed her hands around the neck of her youngest daughter, Zeenat, and squeezed and squeezed until the girl was almost dead. Then, in the tiny apartment where the family lived, she doused the 18-year-old with kerosene and set her on fire. Neighbors saw the smoke and rushed to the… Continue reading In Pakistan, gruesome ‘honor’ killings bring a new backlash

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BOYCOTT AND BANISH MICHAEL SYMON for crimes against animals

Previously: Michael Symon, Iron Chef, Bans Donald Trump From All His Restaurants For Being ‘creepy’. Michael Symon is a disgrace to the animal race. MICHAEL SYMON is a mass murderer of other species. MICHAEL SYMON is a serial offender of innocent, defenseless animals trying to coexist within the Animal Kingdom. I wonder, given his penchant for ripping… Continue reading BOYCOTT AND BANISH MICHAEL SYMON for crimes against animals

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US Senate Fails to Pass $1.1B in Funding to Fight Zika

With no vaccine on the immediate horizon and America’s mosquito season well underway, Zahn said, “The only guaranteed way to prevent [Zika birth defects] is contraception. So access to contraception both domestically and abroad is crucial to address this issue.” Access to contraception became a central point of contention in the Senate debate leading up… Continue reading US Senate Fails to Pass $1.1B in Funding to Fight Zika

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Hope and fear as combative president takes over Philippines

Sounds like, looks like – a Donald Trump has become President of Philippines! MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Rodrigo Duterte was sworn in Thursday as president of the Philippines, with many hoping his maverick style will energize the country but others fearing he could undercut one of Asia’s liveliest democracies amid his threats to kill criminals… Continue reading Hope and fear as combative president takes over Philippines

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Exclusive: Google, Facebook quietly move toward automatic blocking of extremist videos

Some of the web’s biggest destinations for watching videos have quietly started using automation to remove extremist content from their sites, according to two people familiar with the process. The move is a major step forward for internet companies that are eager to eradicate violent propaganda from their sites and are under pressure to do… Continue reading Exclusive: Google, Facebook quietly move toward automatic blocking of extremist videos

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THE BIRTHING OF DONALD TRUMP

The Democratic Party presents to the world their own Donald Trump. Elizabeth Warren took center stage today rousing the crowd at a Hillary Clinton rally to the tune of Donald Trump on steroids. Rock a bye Baby with an AK-47 delivery system. The only difference between Warren and Trump is that Warren has the details… Continue reading THE BIRTHING OF DONALD TRUMP

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Albino Children Being Hunted Tanzania 

APR 21, 2016 2:00 PM TOREY VAN OOT & ANNE MARIE GUARNIERI This story was originally published January 25, 2016. People born with albinism — a rare congenital condition that leads to a lack of pigment in the skin, hair, and eyes — can face a life frought with complications. Risks of blindness and skin cancer are high;… Continue reading Albino Children Being Hunted Tanzania 

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Once again, women discriminating against women

No women need apply: Yacht club’s men-only policy rankles WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — Taylor Swift has a home in this seaside community. But even one of the world’s most famous women wouldn’t be able to join the Westerly Yacht Club, which bestows full membership only on men. June 22, 2016A vote to change the policy… Continue reading Once again, women discriminating against women

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Career Advice: How to Recover From Any Mistake | Greatist

No matter how you messed up, following this advice will help you earn forgiveness. Susie, can I please have the report from last week? I don’t see it in my inbox.” My heart sank. My boss was asking me for a sales report that I had to submit every Friday. It was Monday. I totally… Continue reading Career Advice: How to Recover From Any Mistake | Greatist

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A Vegan Cafe Was Attacked by Meat-Wielding Neo-Nazis | VICE | United States

  Around 15 people showed up at the Kiwi Café in Tbilisi, Georgia, brandishing meat skewers and violently throwing meat at its patrons. The Kiwi Café in Tbilisi, Georgia, is a hipster enclave in the city. It’s located on a rundown street at the edge of the Georgian capital’s Old Town and is known for… Continue reading A Vegan Cafe Was Attacked by Meat-Wielding Neo-Nazis | VICE | United States

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U.N. Chief Admits He Removed Saudi Arabia From Child-Killer List Due to Extortion

Ban Ki-moon cited a financial threat to defund United Nations programs, presumably by the Saudi government. U.N. SECRETARY-GENERAL Ban Ki-moon publicly acknowledged Thursday that he removed the Saudi-led coalition currently bombing Yemen from a blacklist of child killers — 72 hours after it was published — due to a financial threat to defund United Nations programs. The secretary-general didn’t name… Continue reading U.N. Chief Admits He Removed Saudi Arabia From Child-Killer List Due to Extortion

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Tribe demands details on investigation into burned woman

CROW AGENCY, Mont. (AP) — Nearly two months after a woman was found severely burned on the Crow Indian Reservation, the tribe is still seeking information about the case from federal investigators, tribal leaders said. June 10, 2016 The victim was found on April 17 in a field near the border between the Northern Cheyenne… Continue reading Tribe demands details on investigation into burned woman

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Why Israel is blocking access to its archives – News from Al Jazeera

Israel is concealing vital records to prevent darkest periods in its history from coming to light, academics say. Jerusalem – Israel is locking away millions of official documents to prevent the darkest episodes in its history from coming to light, civil rights activists and academics have warned as the country’s state archives move online. They claim… Continue reading Why Israel is blocking access to its archives – News from Al Jazeera

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SHINE ON HILLARY

Originally posted on Wake Up The Planet!:
HILLARY EARNS TITLE OF FIRST WOMAN PRESUMPTIVE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE of major political party. Enjoy your moment in the sun. With all the privilege the world thought you had because you were white, it took you this long. How old are you? No one worked longer or harder than…

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NCAI Response to New Poll on R*skins Team Name | NCAI

NCAI Response to New Poll on R*skins Team Name  “It is true some Native people do not find the word offensive. However, thousands of Native people across the country have voiced their opposition to the name and the historic, disparaging connotations it carries to this day. More than 100 Native American organizations representing tribal nations and… Continue reading NCAI Response to New Poll on R*skins Team Name | NCAI

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Harvard researchers unveil new Alzheimer’s theory

Karen Weintraub, Special for USA TODAY 7:28 a.m. EDT May 27, 2016 Researchers at Harvard this week offered a new theory of Alzheimer’s Disease that – if true – would upend our understanding of the disease and suggest new routes for treatment and prevention. The researchers think that the immune system may play a key role in the development… Continue reading Harvard researchers unveil new Alzheimer’s theory

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Outrage In Pakistan Over Bid To Allow ‘Light Beating’ Of Wives 

By RFE/RL May 28, 2016 Asuggestion that men should be allowed to “lightly beat” their wives from an Islamic religious body was met with outrage in Pakistan on May 27. The suggestion was included in a draft bill released by the Council of Islamic Ideology on May 26, which was posed as an alternative to a… Continue reading Outrage In Pakistan Over Bid To Allow ‘Light Beating’ Of Wives 

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Ginger: 10,000x Stronger Than Chemo In Cancer Research Model

By Sayer Ji • Originally published on GreenMedInfo.com A new study reveals ginger contains a pungent compound that could be up to 10,000 times more effective than conventional chemotherapy in targeting the cancer stem cells at the root of cancer malignancy. A new study published in PLoS reveals a pungent component within ginger known as 6-shogaol is superior to conventional chemotherapy… Continue reading Ginger: 10,000x Stronger Than Chemo In Cancer Research Model

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Stop Cancer with Baking Soda 

This is one of the most interesting health-related articles I’ve read. “Sodium bicarbonate possesses the property of absorbing heavy metals, dioxins and furans. Comparison of cancer tissue with healthy tissue from the same person shows that the cancer tissue has a much higher concentration of toxic chemicals, pesticides, etc.” In the early stages of acidic… Continue reading Stop Cancer with Baking Soda 

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Donald Trump Thinks Too Much…

…about punching people. A punch is a punch – doesn’t matter who is perceived as punching first. You never start it do you? Everybody always starts it first. There’s something called provocation – used to incite someone to punch you, so you can legally/ethically/as a right of responsibility to defend your name and reputation, punch… Continue reading Donald Trump Thinks Too Much…

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ANIMAL JUSTICE BILLBOARDS MAKE VIEWERS THINK – video

HWH Comment: I don’t know if the response would be the same in the USA. Canadians seem to be in general more sensitive, caring, polite people. Maybe that’s a stereotype, but I am part Canadian and that has been my observation, however limited.

Definitely give it a try in America. Every major city – frankly any town too! Why not use the billboard as a teaching tool – a change the world tool? If they can’t go to a slaughterhouse, then bring the slaughterhouse to them.

Americans focus on organic. Screw the animal – as long as it’s grass fed before it gets slaughtered, their conscience is clear.






 

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New Study Shows Mass Surveillance Breeds Meekness, Fear and Self-Censorship

by Glenn Greenwald – The Intercept A newly published study from Oxford’s Jon Penney provides empirical evidence for a key argument long made by privacy advocates: that the mere existence of a surveillance state breeds fear and conformity and stifles free expression. Reporting on the study, the Washington Post this morning described this phenomenon: “If we think that authorities… Continue reading New Study Shows Mass Surveillance Breeds Meekness, Fear and Self-Censorship

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Big Bosses In Congress In With The Mafiosa Of Big Pharma

WASHINGTON — A group of House Democrats is organizing an effort to slow down an Obama administration plan to reduce drug prices, according to a letter obtained by The Huffington Post. The Department of Health and Human Services is working toward finalizing a new rule that would experiment with ending the financial incentive doctors have for… Continue reading Big Bosses In Congress In With The Mafiosa Of Big Pharma

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to D-T (Donald Trump): IT’S ORE-GUN, NOT ORE-GONE

BIG INSULT TO OREGONIANS – ORE-GO-KNEE-INS. Correct immediately! gon = gun get it?  

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Rage disorder connected to undercooked meat, cat feces

Individuals with a psychiatric disorder involving recurrent bouts of extreme, impulsive anger — road rage, for example — are more than twice as likely to have been exposed to a common parasite than healthy individuals with no psychiatric diagnosis. In a study involving 358 adult subjects, researchers found that toxoplasmosis, a relatively harmless parasitic infection… Continue reading Rage disorder connected to undercooked meat, cat feces

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Unilever, the Company That Once Fought Vegan Mayo, Now Supports Sustainable Plant-Based Food | update on Hellman’s

When Unilever, the owner of Hellmann’s Mayonnaise, caught wind that Hampton Creek was making a creamy, plant-based condiment and advertising it as “mayo,” they pretty much lost it. The almighty Association of Dressings and Sauces swooped in,  a lawsuit was filed, and an official mayo war began. Despite all of the bad blood, at the end of the… Continue reading Unilever, the Company That Once Fought Vegan Mayo, Now Supports Sustainable Plant-Based Food | update on Hellman’s

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HILLARY’S WEAKNESS

Unless Hillary Clinton can express an actual original thought, instead of espousing the ideologies and methodologies of other so-called experts, she will never get my vote. The president of the United States and the leader of the world needs to be able to figure stuff out on her own. Everything she says, I’ve heard before… Continue reading HILLARY’S WEAKNESS