The use of glyphosate, the active ingredient in the broad-spectrum herbicide Roundup, has dramatically risen over the past 15 years, right in step with the use of GE crops.
According to Dr. Stephanie Seneff, a senior research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), glyphosate appears to be strongly correlated with the rise in celiac disease.
Dr. Anthony Samsel and Dr. Seneff produced some phenomenal research1 on this connection, which was published in December last year. Previously, she has investigated the relationship between glyphosate and the development of a wide array of modern diseases, including autism.
She believes that glyphosate may in fact act as a transporter for aluminum (a common vaccine adjuvant) into the brain. It also appears to transport arsenic into the kidneys. For more in-depth information on this glyphosate-autism link, please listen to the full version of Dr. Seneff’s interview. …
In the face of congressional inaction, a federal court on Friday renewed an order allowing the government to collect phone records on virtually all calls within the United States.
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court approved the Justice Department’s request for another 90-day extension of the National Security Agency’s controversial mass surveillance program, exposed publicly last summer by Edward Snowden and authorized under Section 215 of the post-9/11 Patriot Act. The spying authority is next set to expire on Dec. 5.
“Given that legislation has not yet been enacted, and given the importance of maintaining the capabilities of the Section 215 telephony metadata program, the government has sought a 90-day reauthorization of the existing program, as modified by the changes the president announced in January,” the Justice Department and Office of the Director of National Intelligence said in a joint statement.
The extension marks the third of its kind since President Obama pledged in January to reform how the NSA spies on Americans during a major policy speech delivered amid withering scrutiny of the nation’s intelligence-gathering practices. Obama outlined a series of immediate steps to reform government surveillance and boost transparency, but noted he would wait for Congress to deliver him a bill before ending the bulk collection of U.S. call data. …
Since President Obama recently stated ISIS is a direct threat to national and global security, and since we have a military that is overburdened from two wars in the Middle East, one still ongoing in Afghanistan, the American people should make some sacrifices for the next war. Thus far, the 2.5 million veterans of both wars (less than 1 percent of the population), and their families, have done all the heavy lifting for our great nation. As a result, we recently had a VA crisis that is still ongoing, a debt crisis that our grandchildren will be faced with well into their own retirement, and the threat of future budget sequestration and even shutdowns. We have a population of over 313 million people and it isn’t fair for the 2.5 million veterans, or the over 500,000 active duty soldiers to defend such a large nation on their own-especially against an existential threat in ISIS.
It’s time to get off the couch, America, and collectively sacrifice for national security, both through taxes to fund the next conflict and a draft, like previous generations in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. ISIS wants to bankrupt this country and drag us into another quagmire, so if you believe these maniacs need to be destroyed by bullets fired from American guns, it’s time for you too to start firing these bullets and paying for the next war. Once we defeat ISIS, we can then begin to destroy the next terrorist group that pops up (like Al-Qaeda Iraq morphed into ISIS) with money from higher taxes and from the additional troop levels from a national draft.
No, this isn’t a joke….
Yes it IS a joke, and a bad one at that. But this is what passes for political commentary in this dumbed-down country. The author gets an F for historical knowledge about the vietnam fiasco which served no purpose aside from profiting the usual crooks, an F for ignoring the fact that it was justified by a false flag (the fictitious gulf of tonkin attack), two F’s for both laziness and ignorance about 9/11, the most exhaustively debunked false flag in history, another F for the fallacious claim that bombing poor people half way around the world already laboring under the western petrodollar mafia will do anything to increase safety at home. Another F for accepting the laughable official story of the “rise of ISIS” from the ashes of AQ. And let’s give him a 7th F for ignoring the mass theft of constitutional rights under the entirely fraudulent “war on terror”. This guy used to work at the US state department. Not a good sign.
This is why I don’t read HP or listen to Democracy Now. There’s no way to reconcile this level of militant ignorance with human decency. You can spout platitudes about peace and human rights all day long, but if you refuse to question proven lies and liars you are an accomplice to mass murder, the equivalent of the “good germans” that went along with hitler’s agenda. Except the germans had no way of knowing that the reichstag fire was a false flag set by the nazis. We, on the other hand, cannot plausibly claim that we didn’t know about 9/11. It’s simply a matter of opening your eyes and asking the question.
Do american kids deserve the kind of state-sponsored child abuse this guy is proposing?
A paper by Federal Reserve staff that will be discussed at the Brookings Institution on Friday possibly hints at the central bank’s thinking on interest rates and employment in advance of a consequential Fed meeting next week. The findings support hawks on the Federal Open Market Committee, who feel that the Fed needs to prepare to raise rates sooner than expected, although the results are still being debated and might not persuade the committee’s more dovish members.
The paper discusses the number of people who consider themselves part of the workforce — including both people who have a job and those who are looking for work. It is a measure of the total manpower available in the U.S. economy. This number, the labor force participation rate, has been decreasing steadily since 2000. Americans who can’t find work have been leaving the workforce, as have more and more retirees as the population ages.
The question now is whether there is anything that the Fed can do to slow the decline. In theory, interest rates near zero, as they have been since the financial crisis, should lead to rising prices and wages and more openings. In turn, people who are thinking of retiring might continue working, while others who retired early or just gave up on working might be coaxed back into the rat race.
That might not work, suggest the authors of the paper, who include William Wascher, a senior member of the bank’s economic staff. They argue that the number of people who aren’t working but would be if economic conditions were better is relatively small. In other words, America’s missing workers aren’t coming back. America’s labor force has shrunk, the researchers find, largely because of an aging workforce and other, larger trends, not just because of a bad job market. …
Other, larger trends is right. Like NAFTA and GATT and the WTO and all the other “free trade” agreements which profit the fed’s shareholders.
The European Union sought ways on Saturday to marshal billions of euros into its sluggish economy without getting deeper into debt, casting the net wide to consider options from a pan-European capital market to a huge investment fund.
Finance ministers from the bloc’s 28 countries are fleshing out a host of ideas circulating in European capitals. With interest rates already at record lows, ministers need radical steps to help growth at a time of near record unemployment. …