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  • Golden Rice: GMO "Super Gruel" for the Masses

    07/19/2014 6:58:29 AM PDT · by Renfield · 101 replies
    Land Destroyer ^ | 7-16-2014
    July 16, 2014(LocalOrg) - Corporate biotechnology monopolies like Monsanto, Syngenta, Bayer, and others have met increasing resistance to their attempts to patent and control global agriculture. They have spent untold fortunes attempting to sway the public but to no avail. Local, organic agriculture is growing in popularity and proliferating across all social-strata. The introduction of technology to automate and augment organic farming is making it as competitive and accessible or more so than the capital-intensive models of monopoly employed by big-ag.In response, big-ag has attempted several distasteful public relation stunts, including "super bananas for Africa" and "Golden Rice" to allegedly...
  • Kiev Losing, Sanctions Flopped, Airliner Down, War Back On?

    07/19/2014 6:30:42 AM PDT · by Renfield · 9 replies
    Land Destroyer ^ | 7-18-2014 | Tony Cartalucci
    July 18, 2014 (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - With Kiev's forces being encircled and decimated in eastern Ukraine, western Ukrainians in Kiev protesting the war, and US sanctions receiving global ridicule as feckless - the downing of a Malaysian Boeing 777 airliner with over 280 on board in eastern Ukraine - allegedly shot down over a conflict zone - will undoubtedly be exploited by NATO to vilify Kiev's opponents, particularly fighters in the east and Russia who NATO accuses of "destabilizing eastern Ukraine." Preceding the downing of Malaysian flight MH17, just hours beforehand, Ukraine claimed Russia had shot down...
  • Ukrainian millitary escorted B777 until 3 minutes before disappearing

    07/19/2014 6:21:55 AM PDT · by Renfield · 85 replies
    Eturbonews ^ | 7-19-2014
    ETN received information from an air traffic controller in Kiev on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. This Kiev air traffic controller is a citizen of Spain and was working in the Ukraine. He was taken off duty as a civil air-traffic controller along with other foreigners immediately after a Malaysia Airlines passenger aircraft was shot down over the Eastern Ukraine killing 295 passengers and crew on board. The air traffic controller suggested in a private evaluation and basing it on military sources in Kiev, that the Ukrainian military was behind this shoot down. Radar records were immediately confiscated after it became...
  • The U.K. Political Pedophile Ring Scandal is Just The Tip of the Iceberg

    07/15/2014 4:48:58 AM PDT · by Renfield · 33 replies
    SCG News ^ | 7-8-2014
    It wasn't that long ago that those who claimed that there was a massive pedophile ring involving officials in the highest levels of government were written off as conspiracy theorists and kooks. That is no longer the case, at least in the U.K. It turns out that this so called conspiracy theory was true, and is finally being officially investigated. The coverup isn't going well at this point. The British government is even coming under heat for the convenient disappearance of key files regarding the allegations. At least forty British MPs are implicated, but this is really just the tip...
  • Wheat Gluten Confirmed to Promote Weight Gain

    07/12/2014 4:11:32 PM PDT · by Renfield · 40 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 7-10-2014 | Sayer Ji
    New research confirms some of the basic tenets of the Wheat Belly, a book by Dr. William Davis, which argues that wheat avoidance results in healthy weight loss.Published in Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry this month, and titled “Gluten-free diet reduces adiposity, inflammation and insulin resistance associated with the induction of PPAR-alpha and PPAR-gamma expression,” researchers compared the effects of a gluten-based diet to a gluten-free diet in mice.Researchers Noted Gluten exclusion (protein complex present in many cereals) has been proposed as an option for the prevention of diseases other than coeliac disease. However, the effects of gluten-free diets on obesity...
  • The Minoans were Caucasian

    07/12/2014 4:58:18 AM PDT · by Renfield · 38 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 5-16-2013 | Damien Gayle
    DNA analysis has debunked the longstanding theory that the Minoans, who some 5,000 years ago established Europe's first advanced Bronze Age culture, were from Africa. The Minoan civilisation arose on the Mediterranean island of Crete in approximately the 27th century BC and flourished for 12 centuries until the 15th century BC. But the culture was lost until British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans unearthed its remains on Crete in 1900, where he found vestiges of a civilisation he believed was formed by refugees from northern Egypt. Modern archaeologists have cast doubt on that version of events, and now DNA tests of...
  • Prehistoric bones found in Spain are ancestors of Neanderthals

    07/03/2014 4:02:58 AM PDT · by Renfield · 8 replies
    The Guardian (U.K.) ^ | 7-1-2014 | Joel Achenbach
    In a cave in northern Spain a team of scientists has retrieved the remains of 28 prehistoric humans, members of an enigmatic species that could be described as a little bit Neanderthal.They had Neanderthal faces, with heavy brows and protruding noses. They had powerful mandibles and mouths that could open extremely wide, indicating they used their teeth as gripping tools. But they didn't have the large skulls or other robust skeletal features seen in the prototypical Neanderthals who, hundreds of millennia later, roamed Ice Age Europe. These were apparently ancestors of Neanderthals, inhabitants of a line that many thousands of...
  • Mapping Pterosaurs on Google Earth

    06/30/2014 12:45:21 PM PDT · by Renfield · 10 replies
    Live Science ^ | 6-29-2014 | Pappas
    Want to find the nearest pterosaur? There's an app for that — or a database, at least. A newly developed website catalogs more than 1,300 specimens of extinct flying reptiles called pterosaurs, thus enabling users to map out the ancient creatures on Google Earth. The goal is to help researchers find trends in the evolution and diversity of these ancient winged reptiles. "Having a very specific database like this, which is just for looking at individual fossil specimens of pterosaurs, is very helpful, because you can ask questions that you couldn't have answered with bigger databases [of more animals]," said...
  • Israel Deploys 3 Nuclear-Armed Subs Off Iran Coast; Iran Warns Of Forceful Response To "Evil Acts"

    06/28/2014 9:39:28 AM PDT · by Renfield · 25 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 5-31-2014 | Tyler Durden
    With tear-gas flying in the streets of Turkey, Ukraine's civil-war raging in the south and east, US drones based in Japan to oversee the South China Sea, and Europe's extremist parties gaining significant traction, today we get one more piece of considerably worrisome geopolitical news that global stock markets must ignore. The Sunday Times reports that Israel is to deploy three submarines equipped with nuclear cruise missiles in the Persian Gulf that are meant to act as a deterrent, gather intelligence and potentially to land Mossad agents. Iran is not happy, warning that "anyone who wishes to do an evil...
  • Fluoride, Teeth, and the Atomic Bomb

    06/27/2014 2:49:21 PM PDT · by Renfield · 39 replies
    Fluoride Action Network ^ | 9/1997 | Chris Bryson & Joel Griffiths
    Fluoride, Teeth, and the Atomic Bomb by Chris Bryson & Joel GriffithsSome fifty years after the United States began adding fluoride to public water supplies to reduce cavities in children’s teeth, declassified government documents are shedding new light on the roots of that still-controversial public health measure, revealing a surprising connection between fluoride and the dawning of the nuclear age.Today, two thirds of U.S. public drinking water is fluoridated. Many municipalities still resist the practice, disbelieving the government’s assurances of safety.Since the days of World War II, when this nation prevailed by building the world’s first atomic bomb, U.S. public...
  • Albuquerque Police Dept. Kills 26 people in 4 years

    06/27/2014 4:55:36 AM PDT · by Renfield · 29 replies
    Gun News ^ | 6-23-2014 | Tom Hudson
    I am so angry writing this that it is hard to know where to begin. So, lets start with the facts. The Albuquerque Police Department has killed 26 people since 2010 and wounded 40 more. To put this into perspective, this is twice the per capita rate as New York City and eight times the rate of Chicago. Walter White killed as many people as the Albuquerque police have! This news is disturbing and infuriating at the same time. The people in Albuquerque are not safe, but it isnt because of regular street thugsit is because of thugs with badges....
  • Monsanto Slammed for Fraudulent EU Patent on Non-GMO Tomatoes

    06/26/2014 7:00:29 AM PDT · by Renfield · 27 replies
    Representatives of the international coalition No Patents on Seeds! from France, Germany and Spain have filed an opposition against a European patent held by Monsanto on conventionally bred tomatoes (EP1812575). The patent claims tomatoes with a natural resistance to a fungal disease called botrytis. The original tomatoes used for this patent came from the international gene bank in Gatersleben, Germany. It was already known that these plants had the desired resistance and they were simply crossed with other tomato plants. Monsanto then produced a cleverly worded patent in order to create the impression that genetic engineering had been used to...
  • China Scrambling After "Discovering" Thousands Of Tons Of Rehypothecated Copper, Aluminum Missing

    06/24/2014 8:22:06 AM PDT · by Renfield · 19 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 6-4-2014 | Tyler Durden
    "Banks are worried about their exposure," warns one warehousing source, "there is a scramble for people to head down there at the minute and make sure that their metal that they think is covered by a warehouse receipt actually exists." The rehypothecated catastrophe that we discussed in great detail here (copper financing), here (all commodities), and here (global contagion) appears to be gathering speed as the China's northeastern port of Qingdao has halted shipments of aluminum and copper due to an investigation by authorities after they found "there is a discrepancy in metal that should be there and metal that...
  • Local tsunami warning issued after quake hits off Alaska's Aleutian Islands

    06/23/2014 3:07:04 PM PDT · by Renfield · 6 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6-23-2014
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A local tsunami warning was issued after an 8.0 magnitude earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean west of Alaska's Aleutian Islands on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Tsunami Warning Center said. The warning covered coastal areas of Alaska from Nikolski to Attu, the center said, adding the level of tsunami danger was being evaluated for other U.S. and Canadian Pacific coasts....
  • Christian Leaders May Return to Nicaea: What Does It Mean?

    06/21/2014 5:30:12 PM PDT · by Renfield · 9 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 5-31-2014 | Emma Green
    Mark your calendars: In 2025, Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodox Christians may return to Nicaea, the spot in modern-day Turkey where Christianity was literally defined. In 325, early followers of Jesus came together to figure out what it means to be a Christian; the goal was to create theological consensus across all of Christendom. This was way before the faith sub-divided into East vs. West, Catholics vs. Protestants, Southern Baptists vs. Primitive Baptiststhese were the early days of the religion, when it still seemed like it could be observed as one, united faith. The council's effect on Christianity was huge;...
  • We Know The Whereabouts of Lost IRS Emails

    06/21/2014 8:41:03 AM PDT · by Renfield · 40 replies
    The Daily Sheeple ^ | 6-20-2014 | Mac Slavo
    A Congressional inquiry into the targeting of Tea Party and Conservative organizations by the IRS has revealed that thousands of emails from IRS head Lois Lerner and at least six of her subordinates have been lost to history after the hard drive which stored them was reportedly thrown away. The loss of the emails makes it nearly impossible to track down and verify what actually took place and whether or not the Obama administration was directly involved in the harassment of independent groups that didnt agree with the Presidents political platform.Without the emails their is no accountability, despite the fact...
  • Indian teenager is worshipped because he has a seven inch TAIL

    06/18/2014 6:17:44 PM PDT · by Renfield · 52 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 6-17-2014 | Emma Innes
    An Indian teenager is worshipped as a god because he has a 7ins tail. Arshid Ali Khan, 13, has become a divine symbol in the state of Punjab. Locals have hailed him a reincarnation of the Hindu monkey god Hanuman - and refer to him as Balaji. However, Arshid has to use a wheelchair and he is considering having the tail removed. He said: This tail has been given to me by God. I am worshipped because I pray to god and the wishes of people come true.....
  • Socialists (at Portland State) shut down meeting rather than have the discussion recorded

    06/18/2014 4:55:15 PM PDT · by Renfield · 29 replies
    AgainstCronyCapitalism.org ^ | 6-17-2014 | Nick Sorrentino
    These are the sorts of folks Im talking about when I say that the hipster fascists are the enemy of an open sourced society. Of course it is probably fair to say that not one person in this meeting room would identify themselves as a fascist. In fact as this was a gathering of American socialists they would likely jump up and down swearing that they werent fascists and that in fact they fought fascism and everything fascism stands for. Well clearly, just watch their open minds at work in the video. It has been my experience that many...
  • Greece sues for 7 billion euros over German submarines that have never sailed

    06/18/2014 4:41:47 PM PDT · by Renfield · 7 replies
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 6-12-2014 | Holly Watt
    Greece has launched a multi-billion euro claim against one of Germanys biggest defence firms who sold the financially-beleaguered country four submarines in a complicated deal which has become symbolic of the countrys economic woes. The controversial deal has threatened Greeces position in Nato, according to well-placed sources, led to the criminal prosecution of the countrys defence minister and the resignation of a senior Naval figure. The Telegraph today publishes photographs of the four submarines, which are still unfinished in a Greek shipyard almost 15 years after they were first ordered. It can now be disclosed that the Greek Government has...
  • Infertility in Spanish Pigs Has Been Traced to Plastics. A Warning for Humans?

    06/18/2014 4:33:09 PM PDT · by Renfield · 68 replies
    National Geographic Magazine ^ | 6-5-2014 | Josie Glausiusz
    A strange catastrophe struck Spain's pig farmers in the spring of 2010. On 41 farms across the countryeach home to between 800 and 3,000 pigsmany sows suddenly ceased bearing young. On some farms, all the sows stopped reproducing. On others, those that did become pregnant produced smaller litters. When investigators examined the sows and the semen that had been used to artificially inseminate themit had been collected from different boar studs and refrigeratedthey couldn't find anything wrong. The sperm cells weren't misshapen. None of the sows were diseased. No microbes or fungal toxins were detected in their feed or water....
  • Syngenta methods of silencing GMO opposition are unbelievable

    06/18/2014 1:59:57 PM PDT · by Renfield · 14 replies
    RT.com ^ | 5-15-2014 | William Engdahl
    A German farmer has revealed shocking GMO company tactics to silence him in an exclusive interview with RT Op-Edge. German dairy farmer, Gottfried Glckner, has told William Engdahl about attempted blackmail, character assassination and, ultimately, wrongful imprisonment he suffered when he refused to back off his charges that the Anglo-Swiss GMO company, Syngenta, had provided him with highly toxic GMO Maize seeds that ruined his prize dairy herd and his land. After spending two years in prison, Glckner is traveling round the world to tell the story and warn the public of the extreme danger of GMO seeds....
  • The Bankers Want Putins Head

    06/18/2014 10:37:05 AM PDT · by Renfield · 16 replies
    Fig Trees and Vineyards ^ | 5-24-2014 | Ariadna Theokopoulos
    The international bankers want Putins head and they have $20,000,000,000 painful reasons. A recent revelation by a French source details Putins incredible double coup that made Russia gain $20 billion in a few days and recover most of the shares owned by West European and American investors in Russias largest energy companies. The foreign (American and European) ownership of a large portion of shares in the energy industry meant that almost half of the revenues of the gas and oil industry did not go into the coffers of the Russian Federation, but into the pockets of Western financial sharks, as...
  • Iraq's central government suffers mortal blow

    06/18/2014 2:22:06 AM PDT · by Renfield · 11 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6-17-2014 | Fawaz A Gerges
    Regardless of whether the Iraqi government in Baghdad rolls back the recent military advances by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), the central authority has suffered a mortal blow. ISIS's takeover of most of the so-called Sunni Triangle, as well as Mosul, the second largest city with almost two million people, hammers a deadly nail in the coffin of the post-Saddam Hussein nation-building project. Fragile Iraqi institutions now lie in tatters. It is doubtful if Baghdad could ever establish a monopoly on the use of force in the country, or exercise authority and centralised control over rebellious...
  • How the UK taught Brazil's dictators interrogation techniques

    06/18/2014 2:12:22 AM PDT · by Renfield
    BBC News ^ | 5-29-2014 | Emily Buchanan
    As the world focuses on the World Cup, which opens in Brazil in less than a fortnight, many Brazilians are wrestling with painful discoveries about the military dictatorship that ruled the country from 1964 to 1985. The BBC has found evidence that the UK actively collaborated with the generals - and trained them in sophisticated interrogation techniques. Brazil's 21-year dictatorship is less well known abroad than that of Argentina or Chile, but it was still brutal. Hundreds died and thousands were imprisoned and tortured. One of those tortured was a left-wing guerrilla who is now the country's president, Dilma Rousseff....
  • Update on Podkletnov gravity modification work and rumors

    06/18/2014 1:36:15 AM PDT · by Renfield · 18 replies
    Next Big Future ^ | 5-14-2014 | Brian Wang
    American Antigravity interviewed Eugene Podkletnov to discuss recent (2004 to 2013) experimental antigravity research in gravity modification and superconductors. For nearly two decades Dr. Podkletnov has been researching the link between gravitation and high-temperature superconductors, and just recently published the peer-review results of new experiments he’s conducted to measure the speed of a force-beam projected by a stationary superconducting apparatus he’s developed. Podkletnov is well-known for his experiments involving YBCO superconductors, which produced a gravity-shielding effect that was investigated by NASA and has been the subject of many peer-review papers. He describes continuing his experiments in this area, and indicates...
  • The Mysterious Dolmens of the Caucasus

    06/17/2014 10:56:24 AM PDT · by Renfield · 12 replies
    Ancient Origins ^ | 6-17-2014 | April Holloway
    The Western Caucasus, extending over 275,000 ha of the extreme western end of the Caucasus mountains and located 50 km north-east of the Black Sea, is one of the few large mountain areas of Europe that has not experienced significant human impact. Yet dotted within the pristine landscape are thousands of ancient megalithic structures built many millennia ago. Archaeologists do not know who built them, where the stones came from, or what their true purpose was, leading to much speculation in the scientific community.The Russians call the megalithic structures dolmens, which means portal tomb, but despite the name, there is...
  • Bodies of nearly 800 babies have been found buried at a former home for unwed mothers in Ireland

    06/11/2014 7:03:49 AM PDT · by Renfield · 51 replies
    Global Post ^ | 6-2-2014 | Sarah Wolfe
    A mass grave containing the bodies of up to 800 babies has reportedly been found near a former home for unwed mothers in Ireland.The children were likely buried in secret in a concrete tank alongside the St. Mary's Mother and Baby Home, which was run by nuns in Tuam, Galway for a period of 36 years. The home closed in 1961.The exterior of the St. Mary's Mother and Baby Home in Tuam, Galway.(Catherine Corless/Facebook)Newly-discovered reports show that many of the children died from malnutrition and neglect, or from complications associated with measles, pneumonia, TB, gastroenteritis, and other diseases.Local historian Catherine...
  • Hundreds of Cities Are Wired With FiberBut Telecom Lobbying Keeps It Unused

    06/04/2014 4:05:55 PM PDT · by Renfield · 19 replies
    motherboard.vice.com ^ | 6-4-2014 | Jason Koebler
    In light of the ongoing net neutrality battle, many people have begun looking to Google and its promise of high-speed fiber as a potential saving grace from companies that want to create an "internet fast lane." Well, the fact is, even without Google, many communities and cities throughout the country are already wired with fiber—they just don't let their residents use it. The reasons vary by city, but in many cases, the reason you can't get gigabit internet speeds—without the threat of that service being provided by a company that wants to discriminate against certain types of traffic—is because of the giant...
  • Australias deadly eruptions the reason for the first mass extinction

    06/02/2014 6:28:49 AM PDT · by Renfield · 10 replies
    Heritage Daily ^ | 5-30-2014
    A Curtin University researcher has shown that ancient volcanic eruptions in Australia 510 million years ago significantly affected the climate, causing the first known mass extinction in the history of complex life. Published in prestigious journal Geology, Associate Professor Fred Jourdan from Curtin’s Department of Applied Geology, along with colleagues from several Australian and international institutions, used radioactive dating techniques to precisely measure the age of the eruptions of the Kalkarindji volcanic province – where lavas covered an area of more than 2 million square kilometres in the Northern Territory and Western Australia.Dr Jourdan and his team were able...
  • Prehistoric hunting scenes unearthed in Spanish cave

    05/25/2014 8:52:16 AM PDT · by Renfield · 11 replies
    The Art Newspaper ^ | 5-23-2014 | Beln Palanco
    Antiquities and Archaeology Conservation News Spain Prehistoric hunting scenes unearthed in Spanish cave Threat of vandalism puts ancient paintings at risk By Beln Palanco. Web onlyPublished online: 23 May 2014 A cave painting of a bull, with colours accentuated by archaeologists. Credit: Courtesy of Ines Domingo A series of hunting scenes dating from 7,000 years ago have been found by archaeologists on the six-metre long wall of a small cave in the region of Vilafranca in Castelln, eastern Spainbut it is being kept a secret for now. A layer of dust and dirt covered ten figures, including bulls, two...
  • Manhunt for (Billionaire) Patriarch, Sons Over Ferry

    05/24/2014 1:40:32 PM PDT · by Renfield · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5-22-2014 | Kwanwoo Jun
    A convoy carrying South Korean investigators looking for Yoo Byung-eun enters a compound in Anseong, south of Seoul, on Wednesday. Getty Images South Korean authorities are conducting a nationwide manhunt for three members of the family that controls the company that operated the Sewol ferry, which capsized and sank last month, leaving more than 300 people dead or missing. On Wednesday, prosecution investigatorsbacked by more than 1,000 riot policeraided a sprawling church compound in Anseong, south of Seoul, where family patriarch Yoo Byung-eun was suspected to have been hiding. Prosecutors said Mr. Yoo may have left the compound days earlier....
  • Invisible Empire

    05/23/2014 4:39:13 AM PDT · by Renfield · 6 replies
    Neil Kramer ^ | 5-22-2014 | Neil Kramer
    In discussing matters of society, politics, climate, war, education, and such like – the substance of the conversation is fundamentally determined by the participants’ cognizance of Empire. Without knowledge of Empire, the veracity of any discourse is severely restricted.As an exercise in grasping the gulf between Imperially conditioned responses and free-thinking observations, I drew up a representative list of subjects to illustrate the extraordinary polarization. These are from real conversations, experienced by myself and/or respected colleagues. Imperially Conditioned Responses – Unapprised Of Empire Free Thinking Observations – Fully Apprised Of Empire Government Freely-elected agents serve the people. Keeps civil order....
  • Examining Americas most peaceful and least peaceful states

    05/23/2014 4:29:07 AM PDT · by Renfield · 31 replies
    The Examiner ^ | May 13, 2012 | Dan Poole
    n late April, the Institute for Economics and Peace released their 2012 edition of the "United States Peace Index (USPI)." This comprehensive report ranks the 50 states and determines which are the most peaceful and which are the least peaceful. Maine is the most peaceful state with a Peace Index score of 1.31. Louisiana is the least peaceful with a score of 4.05. Michigan is ranked 29th with a score of 2.69. You can see the full rankings here. A first glance at the Peace Index would appear to suggest that blue states are the most peaceful and that red...
  • Todashevs Killer: No Wonder His Identity Was Secret

    05/23/2014 3:26:37 AM PDT · by Renfield · 25 replies
    WhoWhatWhy.com ^ | 5-17-2014 | Christian Stork
    Doubts about the already controversial shooting of Boston Bombing figure Ibragim Todashev in Florida last year are sure to grow with new revelations about the FBI agent who shot him.As WhoWhatWhy previously reported, the case is full of anomalies and part of a larger pattern of harassment against Chechen-Americans who knew accused bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Like everything related to the bombing, Todashevs killing is swaddled in official secrecy and the U.S. governments latest report about the Boston tragedy shows there was plenty to be secretive about.Emerging details about the FBI shooters past cry out for further inquiries about...
  • Prehistoric Europeans Took Poppies and Mushrooms in Prayer

    05/17/2014 12:09:18 PM PDT · by Renfield · 24 replies
    It’s not much of a stretch to believe that getting stoned in the Stone Age was as popular among prehistoric Europeans as it is now. However, new evidence suggests that marijuana, mushrooms, alcohol and other mood-altering substances were used for more than zonking with Zonk – they played crucial roles in spiritual practices, especially burial rituals and communications with the after-world.Elisa Guerra-Doce of the Universidad de Valladolid in Spain has documented the cultural contexts in which forms of alcohol and drugs were used in prehistoric Europe. The forms she looked for were fossilized leaves and seeds of psychoactive plants, residues...
  • Comet theory false; doesn't explain Ice Age cold snap, Clovis changes, animal extinction

    05/17/2014 12:06:11 PM PDT · by Renfield · 44 replies
    Science Codex ^ | 5-13-2014
    Controversy over what sparked the Younger Dryas, a brief return to near glacial conditions at the end of the Ice Age, includes a theory that it was caused by a comet hitting the Earth. As proof, proponents point to sediments containing deposits they believe could result only from a cosmic impact. Now a new study disproves that theory, said archaeologist David Meltzer, Southern Methodist University, Dallas. Meltzer is lead author on the study and an expert in the Clovis culture, the peoples who lived in North America at the end of the Ice Age. Meltzer's research team found that nearly...
  • DNA From 12,000-Year-Old Skeleton Helps Answer the Question: Who Were the First Americans?

    05/16/2014 5:30:54 AM PDT · by Renfield · 35 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | 5-15-2014 | Mohi Kumar
    ome 12,000 years ago, a teenage girl took a walk in whats now the Yucatan Peninsula and fell 190 feet into a deep pit, breaking her pelvis and likely killing her instantly. Over time, the pitpart of an elaborate limestone cave systembecame a watery grave as the most recent ice age ended, glaciers melted and sea levels rose. In 2007, cave divers happened upon her remarkably preserved remains, which form the oldest, most complete and genetically intact human skeleton in the New World. Her bones, according to new research published in Science, hold the key to a question that has...
  • Honeybees abandoning hives and dying due to insecticide use, research finds

    05/11/2014 7:05:56 AM PDT · by Renfield · 37 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 5-9-2014 | Damian Carrington
    The mysterious vanishing of honeybees from hives can be directly linked to insectcide use, according to new research from Harvard University. The scientists showed that exposure to two neonicotinoids, the world's most widely used class of insecticide, lead to half the colonies studied dying, while none of the untreated colonies saw their bees disappear. "We demonstrated that neonicotinoids are highly likely to be responsible for triggering 'colony collapse disorder' in honeybee hives that were healthy prior to the arrival of winter," said Chensheng Lu, an expert on environmental exposure biology at Harvard School of Public Health and who led the...
  • The gloves come off in England

    05/09/2014 4:32:45 PM PDT · by Renfield · 53 replies
    The Occidental Observer ^ | 4-30-2014 | Francis Carr Begbie
    The arrest of Paul Weston, an anti-immigration campaigner in England, for repeating Winston Churchills unflattering observations about Islam in a public speech has been reported around the world with headlines from the US to Russia to Japan. Weston, who leads a small party called LibertyGB, was bundled into a police van outside the Guildhall in the town of Winchester, after being arrested for suspected racial harassment. It is a shocking event because to many people overseas, Britain is still a country where there is freedom of speech. But the Weston arrest is only the latest in a series of incidents...
  • Harvard University to Hold Satanic Black Mass on Monday

    05/09/2014 4:12:41 PM PDT · by Renfield · 41 replies
    Disinformation ^ | 5-9-2014 | Greg Newkirk
    Harvard University, one of the most well-respected Ivy League schools in the world, has responded to rumors that they would be hosting a Black Mass performed by the Satanic Temple on Monday. As it turns out, they werent rumors at all. The idea that Ivy League students have sinister pacts with the devil is usually the stuff of b-movies, but on Monday, the Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club will play host to a Black Mass, a ritual meant to invoke Satan while desecrating the Catholic sacrament, usually through stabbing, crushing, or sexually defiling a communion wafer. As you can imagine,...
  • Paleoartist Brings Human Evolution to Life

    05/09/2014 3:07:16 PM PDT · by Renfield · 24 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | 5-7-2014 | Helen Thompson
    A smiling 3.2-million-year-old face greets visitors to the anthropology hall of the National Museum of Anthropology and History in Mexico City. This reconstruction of the famous Australopithecus afarensis specimen dubbed Lucy stands a mere 4 feet tall, is covered in dark hair, and displays a pleasant gaze. Shes no ordinary mannequin: Her skin looks like it could get goose bumps, and her frozen pose and expression make you wonder if shell start walking and talking at any moment. This hyper-realistic depiction of Lucy comes from the Atelier Dayns studio in Paris, home of French sculptor and painter Elisabeth Dayns. Her...
  • Is this MH370? US pilot believes he's found wreckage of missing airliner

    05/09/2014 11:26:33 AM PDT · by Renfield · 49 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 4-28-2014 | Lydia Warren
    (Poster's note: I searched by title and keyword and didn't find this already on FR) A pilot from New York believes he has found the wreckage of the missing Malaysia Airline Flight 370 off the coast of Thailand after searching thousands of satellite images online. Michael Hoebel, 60, spent hours trawling through the images made available to the public on a crowd-sourcing website, TomNod.com, before coming across what he believes is the doomed plane. The recreational pilot from Tonawanda said he was shocked to discover that the aircraft, which vanished two months ago, appeared to be in one piece beneath...
  • California considers asking residents to voluntarily pay tax on every mile they drive

    05/08/2014 5:15:19 AM PDT · by Renfield · 49 replies
    Activist Post ^ | 5-6-2014 | Paul Lawrance
    The California legislature is considering a voluntary program to tax every mile residents drive in order to replace state revenue being lost due to a more frequent use of high miles per gallon vehicles. The program would reflect similar models used in Washington State and Oregon. We want to do as Washington and Oregon have done in a much bigger state with much longer commutesto make sure that we find out whether it would work, whether the public would like it or not, Californian Senator Mark DeSaulnier told CBS Los Angeles. Desaulnier, when he says like it or not, is...
  • Body of missing New Jersey jogger, banker found in Hudson River: family

    05/08/2014 4:43:51 AM PDT · by Renfield · 18 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 4-30-2014 | Nina Golgowski
    Nearly a month after Andrew Jarzyk went missing his family, at long last, has been given some amount of closure. The 27-year-old's family has confirmed that a body found in the Hudson River on Monday is that of the Hoboken, N.J., jogger and banker who had been missing since the early hours of April 1. But despite his body's recovery, his family says his death and disappearance is still deeply shrouded in mystery. "At this time we do not have answers into why Andrew's life ended at such a young age. Please be accepting to the fact we may never...
  • Letter to the American People on Ukraine

    04/30/2014 7:02:58 AM PDT · by Renfield · 4 replies
    Open Revolt ^ | 3-8-2014 | Alexander Dugin
    In this difficult hour of serious trouble on our Western borders, I would like to address the American people in order to help you understand better the positions of our Russian patriots which are shared by the majority of our society. Difference Between the two Meanings of Being American (In the Russian View) 1. We distinguish between two different things: the American people and the American political elite. We sincerely love the first and we profoundly hate the second. 2. The American people has its own traditions, habits, values, ideals, options and beliefs that are their own. These grant to...
  • Suspicious Deaths Of Bankers Are Now Classified As "Trade Secrets" By Federal Regulator

    04/29/2014 6:04:12 AM PDT · by Renfield · 21 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 4-28-2014 | Pam Martens and Russ Martens
    It doesn’t get any more Orwellian than this: Wall Street mega banks crash the U.S. financial system in 2008. Hundreds of thousands of financial industry workers lose their jobs. Then, beginning late last year, a rash of suspicious deaths start to occur among current and former bank employees.  Next we learn that four of the Wall Street mega banks likely hold over $680 billion face amount of life insurance on their workers, payable to the banks, not the families. We ask their Federal regulator for the details of this life insurance under a Freedom of Information Act request and we’re...
  • Russian Su -24 scores off against the American "USS Donald Cook"

    04/27/2014 5:13:29 AM PDT · by Renfield · 73 replies
    Russian Radio ^ | 4-21-2014
    Russian Sukhoi Su -24 with the newest jamming complex paralyzed in the Black Sea the most modern American combat management system "Aegis" installed on the destroyer "USS Donald Cook". Pavel Zolotarev, Deputy Director, Institute of USA and Canada, shares details about this version which is being actively discussed in the Russian media and by bloggers. US destroyer "Donald Cook" with cruise missiles "Tomahawk" entered the neutral waters of the Black Sea on April 10. The purpose was a demonstration of force and intimidation in connection with the position of Russia in Ukraine and Crimea. The appearance of American warships in...
  • Man stuck in drainage pipes for two days

    04/22/2014 2:06:00 PM PDT · by Renfield · 13 replies
    KSWO.com ^ | 3-12-2014
    LAWTON, Okla._A twenty-dollar bill dropped into a storm drain leads to a Lawton man being stuck in the city's underground water drainage system for two days. The man told police that he dropped the money into a storm water drain. He said that he had no choice but to go in after the lost money. But once underground, he lost his way, leaving him with little to do but hope someone would hear his calls for help. A group of high school students walking home from school through the intersection heard a strange voice coming from the manhole and quickly...
  • Muzzled by Monsanto

    04/17/2014 8:51:12 AM PDT · by Renfield · 51 replies
    Boulder Weekly ^ | 4-3-2014 | Caitlin Rocket
    After nearly 30 years studying how plants use their genes to defend against viruses, Vicki Vance, a professor at the University of South Carolina, doesnt see genetically modifying plants as a malevolent or arrogantly God-like endeavor. Theres DNA in the world and it gets passed from one organism to another and its the natural thing. If thats the problem you have with transgenic plants, thats not a good reason to be against them, Vance says. She does, however, have a problem with mega corporations allegedly using their money and power to hide the risks of new forms of genetic technology....
  • Congress considers blocking GMO food labeling

    04/16/2014 6:08:44 PM PDT · by Renfield · 8 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 4-9-2014
    A new bill introduced in Congress looks to ban states from implementing their own labeling laws when it comes to food containing genetically engineered ingredients. According to Reuters, US Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) introduced the legislation on Wednesday, which is intended to head off bills in about 24 states that would require companies to inform customers when their food is produced using genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Titled the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, the proposal would forbid states from enacting such proposals....