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  • NRA’s data shows contamination level in Tokyo tap water higher than Fukushima by 24 percent
    According to NRA (Nuclear Regulation Authority), Cs-134/137 density in Tokyo tap water is 24% higher than Fukushima. The report was released on 10/30/2015, titled as “Readings of radioactivity level in The post NRA’s data shows contamination level in Tokyo tap water higher than Fukushima by 24 percent appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • M4.2 occurred Fukushima offshore
    According to JMA (Japan Meteorological Agency), M4.2 hit Fukushima offshore at 2:13 AM of 1/25/2016 (JST). The maximum seismic intensity was 4. The depth of epicenter was 30km. 2 hours The post M4.2 occurred Fukushima offshore appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • Cs-134/137 detected from over 40 percent of fish in 20km radius area outside of Fukushima plant port
    On 1/19/2016, Tepco announced they measured Cesium-134/137 from 40.5 % of fish in 20km radius sea area from Fukushima plant. Fukushima plant port is excluded. The samples were collected in The post Cs-134/137 detected from over 40 percent of fish in 20km radius area outside of Fukushima plant port appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • Radiation alarm went off at dust monitoring post in the Southern border of Fukushima plant
    On 1/13/2016, a dust monitoring post issued a warning of high radiation level, according to Tepco. The alarm went off at 0:39. The monitoring post situated near the Southern border The post Radiation alarm went off at dust monitoring post in the Southern border of Fukushima plant appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • I-131 detected from sewage sludge in Koriyama city Fukushima almost everyday this November
    According to Fukushima prefectural government, Iodine-131 was detected from sewage sludge for 26 days this November. Fukushima prefectural government released the radiation analysis data on 12/25/2015. The data reveals I-131 The post I-131 detected from sewage sludge in Koriyama city Fukushima almost everyday this November appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • 8,000 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 from vacuum dust collected in the last week of 2015
    Following up this article.. 5,600 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 from vacuum cleaner dust accumulated from this September in Iwaki city [URL]   On 1/8/2016, the same person posted on Twitter that 7,993 The post 8,000 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 from vacuum dust collected in the last week of 2015 appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • 9 earthquakes occurred offshore of Amami Oshima island within 4 hours
    According to JMA (Japan Meteorological Agency), 9 earthquakes hit offshore of Amami Oshima island only from the night of 1/9/2016 to the next day.   The first quake happened at The post 9 earthquakes occurred offshore of Amami Oshima island within 4 hours appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • I-131 still detected from two sewage plants in Tokyo this December
    On 12/25/2015, Bureau of Sewerage Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced they detected Iodine-131 at 2 sewage plants in Tokyo.   The sample is incineration ash of sewage sludge. The sewage plants The post I-131 still detected from two sewage plants in Tokyo this December appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • JMA to increase the staff by 50 percent to observe volcanos
    On 12/24/2015, JMA (Japan Meteorological Agency) announced they are going to increase the members of the staff by 1.5 times much as now. From the next fiscal year, they are The post JMA to increase the staff by 50 percent to observe volcanos appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • 5,600 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 from vacuum cleaner dust accumulated from this September in Iwaki city
    Related to this article.. 32 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 detected from vacuum cleaner dust in Tokyo of this year [URL]   A Japanese citizen living in Iwaki city Fukushima posted on Twitter The post 5,600 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 from vacuum cleaner dust accumulated from this September in Iwaki city appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • All Trump All the Time, Bad Economy Sold as Good, Lucifer is In Style-NOT
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (WNW 224 1.29.16) Trump talks, he makes news. Trump doesn’t talk, he makes news. Trump tweets, he makes news. Trump offends, he makes news. Trump makes sense, he makes news. You may think what is going on with Donald Trump is all about Trump, it is really about the changing landscape […]Related Posts:Fed Not Raising Interest […]
  • Monetary Meth Coming Soon-Gerald Celente
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Top trends forecaster Gerald Celente says the global economy is tanking, but don’t expect central banks to go down without a fight. Celente explains, “So, what happens? The markets are going down, and you hear from people like Ray Dalio (hedge fund manager) from Bridgewater Associates saying that the Federal Reserve […]Relate […]
  • Next Crash Worse than 1929 & 2008 Combined-Michael Pento
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  (Early Sunday release) Money manager Michael Pento says the next crash will be one for the record books. Pento contends, “If you look at any of the economic data coming out, it screams recession. It will be one of the worst recessions since 2008 and 1929—combined.” This is a description of […]Related Posts:Worldwide Credit B […]
  • Elites Know Global Economy Tanking, Hill in Much Deeper Email Trouble, Bizarre US Middle East Policy
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  (WNW 223 1.22.16) It appears the declining economy is so obvious that even the elite are admitting the global economy is tanking. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where the richest people in business and government gather annually, the mood couldn’t be gloomier. Even the headline at USA Today […]Related Pos […]
  • New Recession is Here Now-John Williams
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Economist John Williams says a recession isn’t on the way–it’s already here. Williams explains, “There are a number of factors here that are showing recession. Number one is industrial production. You can’t ignore industrial production; it is usually used with retail sales in timing formal recessions. It turned down last Dece […]
  • Financial Crisis Worse Because It’s Global-Nomi Prins
    Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  (Early Sunday release) Best-selling author and journalist Nomi Prins says the next financial crisis will be much worse than 2008. Prins contends, “If you look at the beginning of 2016 . . . it’s indicative of the rest of the year. We are seeing declines everywhere, and they are significant declines. The […]Related Posts:Take Mo […]
  • Obama’s State of Delusion, FBI Widens Hillary Email Probe, Iran Detains US Sailors
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (WNW 222 1.15.16) President Obama’s State of the Union should be renamed to the State of Delusion after he said, “Anyone claiming that America’s economy is in decline is peddling fiction.” This is so off base and delusional I simply do not know where to start. There are so many metrics […]Related Posts:Middle East War, Global […]
  • Full Default of Global Debt Coming-Andrew Hoffman
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Financial writer Andrew Hoffman says the Fed has a lousy track record for predicting the economy. Hoffman explains, “It’s not just the Fed, but all central bankers have been wrong on pretty much everything they have said. In the case of the Fed, in particular, which is by far the most […]Related Posts:Greece Will Default-Cala […]
  • Economic Collapse Happening Now-Rob Kirby
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  (Early Sunday Release) Macroeconomic analyst Rob Kirby’s predictions of a downward spiraling economy are coming true. Kirby contends, “I think the last time we spoke, it was in early December. I suggested that a window was opening where we were very likely to see some systemic breakdowns in our financial universe […]Related […]
  • Middle East War, Global Market Crash, Oregon Stand-Off and Guns
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com WNW 221 1.8.15 A Saudi Prince is saying war is unlikely with Iran, but that doesn’t seem believable especially after Iran burned Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Tehran. Iran burned the embassy after Saudi Arabia executed a Shia imam. Then, there are conflicting reports of Saudi bombing Iran’s embassy in Yemen. At […]Related Posts:W […]
  • No. 782: December Durable Goods Orders, New- and Existing-Home Sales
    (SGS Subscription required) • New Orders for Durable Goods Fell in Fourth-Quarter 2015, Both Before and After Consideration for Commercial Aircraft and Inflation • Orders Signaled Deepening Downturn and Contracting First-Quarter Production • North American Freight Activity Has Indicated Renewed Economic Contraction in the Context of No Economic Recovery • Wi […]
  • Tentative Schedule for Commentaries
      Commentary Date Releases Period Release Date   Friday, January 29, 2016 GDP 2015Q4-V1 01/29/2016   Friday, February 05, 2016 Construction Spending Trade Balance […]
  • Commentaries News
    PUBLISHING SCHEDULE.  - The next regular Commentary, scheduled for tomorrow Friday, January 29th, will cover the first or “advance” estimate of fourth-quarter 2015 GDP, along with updates on Monetary and Consumer-Liquidity Conditions. See Schedule for details. […]
  • No. 781: GDP, December CPI, Real Retail Sales and Earnings, Housing Starts
    (SGS Subscription required) • Fourth-Quarter GDP Remains Good Bet for Quarterly Contraction, Although Not Likely Until the First Revision   • Fourth-Quarter Real Retail Sales Flattened Out; Annual Growth Continued to Signal Recession • Fourth-Quarter Housing Starts Turned Down Quarter-to-Quarter • December Gains in Average Weekly Earnings Were Minimal, with […]
  • No. 780 December Industrial Production, Retail Sales and Producer Prices (PPI)
    (SGS Subscription required) • Recession in Hand – Here Is What It Looks Like • Fourth-Quarter Production Plunged by 3.4% (-3.4%) at Annualized Pace; Quarter Was Down Year-to-Year by 0.9% (-0.9%) • Year-to-Year Decline Was of a Magnitude Seen Previously Only in Formal Recessions, Post-World War II, and with the 1952 Steel Strike, When President Truman Nationa […]
  • No. 779-A: Declining Monetary Base and Reserves
    (SGS Subscription required) • Monetary-Base Decline Largely Has Reflected the New York Federal Reserve’s Open Market Operations in Targeting the New Federal Funds Rate […]
  • No. 779: December Labor Numbers, Shifting Monetary Conditions and Money Supply M3
    (SGS Subscription required) • Something Afoot in the Banking System? • Post-FOMC Rate Hike, Excess Reserves in Historic Plunge; Monetary Base Dropped to 28-Month Low in Record Annual Decline • December Year-to-Year Broad Money Supply Growth Fell to 4.5% from 5.2% in November • Employment and Unemployment Reality Remained Bleak • Year-to-Year Payroll Growth H […]
  • No. 778: November Trade Deficit and Construction Spending
    (SGS Subscription required) • Fourth-Quarter Real Trade Deficit Continued on Track for Worst Showing Since Third-Quarter 2007, Indicative of Looming Hit to GDP • Real Construction Spending Now on Track for Fourth-Quarter 2015 Contraction, Consistent with Other Signals for a Drop in Fourth-Quarter GDP • Corrected for “Processing Errors” Headline Construction […]
  • No. 777: Key Issues in the Past Year and the Year Ahead
    (SGS Subscription required) • A Heavily-Troubled 2015 Has Set Up 2016 for Disorders in the Financial Markets, Systemic Stability and the U.S. Political Arena • Formal “New” Recession Recognition Is Likely Early in the New Year • Real S&P 500 Sales -- Net of Stock-Buyback Distortions -- Showed No Post-2009 Recovery in the Economy, but Instead Showed Low-L […]
  • No. 776: November Durable Goods Orders, New-Home Sales
    (SGS Subscription required) • Net of Inflation and Commercial Aircraft Orders, November Durable Orders Were Stronger than the Headline “Unchanged” • Nonetheless, Smoothed Orders in This Volatile Series Still Were Consistent with an Unfolding Recession • New-Home Sales Continued in a Smoothed Pattern of Deepening Down-Trend, Low-Level Stagnation […]

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  • American Take on the Freedom of the Press
    In the “free and democratic system” being pushed upon all other states in the world by the United States and its Western allies, journalists are increasingly unhappy about the repressions they’ve been facing over the last decade, along with constant surveillance and the demand to cooperate with intelligence services. That is why German-speakers have even […]
  • Liquid Freedom Reaches Europe – Citizens Beware!
    The other day a lone tanker ship carrying a cargo of US shale oil dropped anchor in the French port of Fos. Laden with oil destined for refining by a company called Vitol Group at a facility in Switzerland, the fruit of US President Barack Obama’s Russia gambit now trickles into Europe’s conscience. If not […]
  • Syrian Crisis ends Turkish-Israel ‘enmity’
    The on-going crisis in the Middle East was bound to trigger some significant geo-political changes in the region, especially in the form of formation of major alliances and counter-alliances. While the US led coalition is clearly pitted against the Russian military campaign against Islamic State (IS) and other terrorist organizations, the Western coalition h […]
  • Provocation and Arm-Twisting — the Core Methods of Turkey’s Foreign Policy
    The Turkish authorities are conspiring to wreck negotiations in Geneva being organized to work out ways of putting an end to the civil war in Syria. Ankara sees the prospects of participation of the Syrian Kurds in the talks as a real “stumbling block” to the process because President Erdogan and his team consider the […]
  • Joe Biden Seduces Erdogan
    US Vice President Joe Biden plays a very special role in the darker foreign policies of the Obama Administration, one that is virtually overlooked as he is such a faceless personality. It seems that everywhere Washington plans to ignite a war, Obama sends Joe to get things started. He is worth a closer look, given […]
  • Israel, Turkey and ISIS Ally to Steal Syrian Energy
    The discovery of the Leviathan gas field within Israeli and Cypriot waters has made Israel a potential energy exporting nation. However the means to transport the gas to the large energy markets of Europe continues to elude Israel. Recent talks between Turkey and Israel about plans to build a gas pipeline, through Turkey and into Europe, […]
  • The “Turkish Stream” in the EU
    The flow of refugees into the EU does not cease. Their number in 2015 reached 1 million 6.5 thousand people, reported the International Organization for Migration in late December. The Telegraph wrote quoting forecasts of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that by the end of 2017, Europe will probably have four million migrants, that is, […]
  • Chinese President’s Tour of Greater Middle East
    From January 19 to January 22, 2016, Chinese President Xi Jinping visited the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Egypt and Iran, that is, the three leading countries in the Greater Middle East (GME). It was the first visit of the leader of one of the major world powers to the extremely important and troubled region […]
  • US-NATO Invade Libya to Fight Terrorists of Own Creation
    Up to 6,000 troops are being sent to invade and occupy Libya, seizing oilfields allegedly threatened by terrorists NATO armed and put into power in 2011. The London Telegraph, almost as a footnote, reports of a sizable Western military force being sent in on the ground to occupy Libya in an operation it claims is aimed […]
  • Turkish “Grey Wolves” Likely Responsible for Sultanahmet Terrorist Attack
    The Turkish government has long been torn between being an ever-more belligerent regional power broker and a faithful US ally, ready to sacrifice itself for Uncle Sam. Wherever possible, it combines both strategies by acting as the local attack dog, partly because it knows that even a secular Turkish state cannot be fully trusted by […]
  • 6 Cities In Michigan Have Even Higher Levels Of Lead Than Flint
    Submitted by Carey Wedler via TheAntiMedia.org, As the nation rightly focuses on Flint’s ongoing water crisis, other cities in the state of Michigan face even higher levels of lead contamination. The alarming pervasiveness of potentially toxic drinking water extends across the United States. The Detroit News reports that “Elevated blood-lead levels are seen […]
  • Macro Hedge Funds Crushed Again
    That giant sucking sound you hear is the P&L of macro/FX hedge funds as they look in dismay at their USDJPY exposure. Why? Because as the following chart from SocGen shows, net spec positioning in the JPY was has quietly risen to the highest it has been since 2012! This what SocGen's Kit Juckes said just last night: USD/JPY hasn’t fallen as much as […]
  • Something's Gone Horribly Awry
    Submitted by MN Gordon via EconomicPrism.com, The S&P 500 has fallen 7.37 percent so far this year.  What to make of it… Naturally, some people find falling stock prices to be unpleasant.  Others find them distressing.  Another way to look at falling stock prices, however, is like a high-fiber diet.  The effect is necessary to a healthy functioning syste […]
  • Grenade Hurled At Refugee Shelter As 40% Of Germans Tell Merkel To Resign
    On Thursday evening we detailed the dramatic increase in Google search queries for gun permits in Germany. Specifically, since January 1, the number of Germans Googling “gun permits” has risen more than 1,000%. Meanwhile, sales of non-lethal weapons such as tear gas pistols have skyrocketed, as Germans look to protect themselves against what many see as a ho […]
  • What Oil Production Cuts: Iran Says It Won't Support Any Supply Cut Or Emergency OPEC Meeting
    The main reason for oil's torrid surge over the past 2 days is that following yesterday's Russia-Opec "oil production cut" headline fiasco, crude traders - who as we previously reported already had a record net short position - scrambled to cover their exposure on the assumption that where there is oily smoke, there will be fire. We can n […]
  • And The Market Breaks... Again
    Something just broke in the options markets... *NYSE AMEX/ARCA OPTIONS INVESTIGATING A REPORTED TECHNICAL ISSUE     Perhaps this is why...   And of course... […]
  • The Last Time Inflation Expectations Were This Low, Bernanke Unveiled QE2
    While University of Michigan confidence slipped modestly from December's print, the tumble in expectations (hope) from the preliminary print is perhaps more important as stocks dropped and volatility struck. However, more problematic for an inflation-hoping Federal Reserve is the drop in 12-month inflation expectations.     The last time inflation expec […]
  • Chicago PMI Spikes Most Since 1980... Yeah, Seriously
    After crashing to post-Lehman lows in December, there was some hope for a bounce in January but this is simply idiotic. Chicago PMI soared 30%  - the most sicne 1980 - from 42.9 (7 year lows) to 55.6 (1 year highs). This was miraculously driven by double-digit and all-time record gains in new orders and order backlogs. Behold... everything is awesome again! […]
  • This Is Why "Everyone Was Shocked" By The BOJ Announcement
    There is just one phrase to explain the market's reaction to last night's BOJ announcement that it would join the ECB, Sweden, Denmark, and Switzerland into negative territory: stunned shock. As the WSJ writes, "many investors had anticipated an expansion of the bank’s asset-purchasing program this year, but few expected Japan to join the Euro […]
  • And The Biggest Contributor To U.S. Growth in 2015 Was...
    By now, not even CNBC's cheerleading permabulls can deny that the US is in a manufacturing recession: in fact, it is so bad that even the staunchest defenders of Keynesian dogma admit what we said in late 2014, namely that crashing oil is bad for the economy. And yet, the "services" part of the US economy continues to hum right along, leading […]
  • 6.7 magnitude earthquake strikes India’s northeast, leaves 11 dead
    January 2016 – INDIA – A 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit India’s remote northeast region before dawn on Monday, killing at least 11 people, injuring 200 others and causing damage to several buildings. The death and injuries were caused by falling debris … Continue reading →
  • Doomsday Volcanoes: next large volcanic eruption on the planet could kill 1 million people
    January 2016 – GEOLOGY – Think you’ve got enough to worry about with collapsing economy, terrorism, wars and rumors of wars? Think again. Have you been paying attention to what appears to be an increase in volcanic activity across the … Continue reading →
  • Massive Texas blizzard kills 30,000 head of livestock
    January 2016 – TEXAS – The Texas blizzard “Goliath” may have claimed more than 30,000 animals this week in Texas. A statement obtained by Breitbart Texas from the Texas Association of Dairymen (TAD) says that the winter storm named Goliath … Continue reading →
  • Mystery: where are Hawaii’s humpback whales?
    January 2016 – HAWAII – But it might not be bad news for the whales. Humpback whales are one of Hawaii’s many tourist draws, but this year experts say fewer of them than usual have returned to the state’s warm … Continue reading →
  • Cyclone Ula threatens southeastern Fiji
    January 2016 – FIJI – The small islands of Fulaga, Ogea, Vatoa and Ono-i-Lau are warned to expect destructive storm force winds of up to 140 kilometers an hour. The system, which at its centers has average winds of 150 … Continue reading →
  • The politics of resentment and victimization was on full display at the GOP debate
    Thursday night, the Republican candidates for president (minus one) gathered to debate the future of the country. As a scholar of rhetoric and public address, what stood out to me was how closely the rhetoric of the candidates followed a well-established pattern for GOP rhetoric that dates back to... […]
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren Warren slams ‘shockingly weak’ punishments for corporate crime
    Democratic U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren released on Friday a report criticizing what she called “shockingly weak” punishments for corporate crimes and condemned the Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission for their lax approach. Warren, in a 13-page report titled... […]
  • Billionaire Koch brothers launch new group targeting education and poverty
    Billionaires Charles and David Koch, the Republican brothers who are a driving force behind conservative politics and election financing, are launching a new group to target social issues such as poverty and education, USA Today reported on Friday. Organizers said the goal is to raise $15 million... […]
  • See why this local TV anchor just compared Donald Trump to McDonald’s French fries
    A local newsman in New York on Thursday compared the leading Republican presidential candidate to McDonald’s French fries. CBS5 anchor Michael Benny was interviewing Onondaga County Republican Party Chairman Tom Dadey, who recently endorsed Donald Trump for president. The interview began with... […]
  • WATCH: Trump spokeswoman defends calling Obama ‘head negro’ by blaming liberals on Twitter
    Donald Trump made a big to-do about boycotting the GOP primary debate Thursday night and holding a competing event to benefit military veterans. Although he is the front runner in the GOP primary, Trump is locked in a feud with Fox News over questions asked by moderator Megyn Kelly in August, which... […]
  • KKK apologist Georgia Republican wants to stop ‘cultural terrorism’ by blocking MLK memorial
    A Georgia Republican is sick and tired of hearing criticism of the Confederacy — and he’s introducing legislation intended to preserve its remaining symbols around the state. State Rep. Tommy Benton (R-Jefferson) is sponsoring bills to recognize Confederate Memorial Day and Confederate... […]
  • Why is a judge keeping records in the Planned Parenthood shooting case a secret?
    The Colorado Supreme Court has ordered a judge to explain why he’s keeping certain records in the Planned Parenthood shooting case secret. The High Court gave El Paso District Court Judge Gilbert Martinez until Feb. 16 to answer in writing. The ruling comes after more than two dozen media outlets... […]
  • Zika in Texas? ‘We have the perfect storm to allow virus to flourish,’ scientists warn
    Dr Peter Hotez gestured at three tires dumped on the weed-ravaged, litter-strewn roadside by a boarded-up house on Worms Street. To Hotez they were more than an eyesore – they signified a potential health hazard, the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes that could spread the Zika virus. The World... […]
  • Veterans blast Trump fundraiser for using them as ‘political props’
    WASHINGTON — Several leading veterans activists and supporters denounced Donald Trump’s hastily arranged fundraiser for veterans in Iowa on Thursday night as a “political ploy.” “The politicization of veterans’ issues is at an all-time high,” Paul Rieckhoff,... […]
  • Ben Carson claims there are 85 ‘Sharia areas’ in Britain
    Following Thursday’s GOP debate, U.S. Republican candidate Ben Carson claimed that there are 85 sharia zones in Britain with special courts that would not conform to the U.S. constitution, echoing similar comments from frontrunner Donald Trump who said in December that British police are afraid to... […]
  • Iowa, where White House dreams live and die
    Voters take a first stab at electing Democratic and Republican nominees on Monday in Iowa — a state with a patchy record of picking the eventual US president but which can easily recast the race. Iowa was so central to Barack Obama’s path to the presidency that his 2008 campaign manager... […]
  • Republicans debate as no-show Trump taunts them from afar
    Republican White House hopefuls jostled for the limelight in the absence of master showman Donald Trump, who snubbed the last debate before the party nomination votes begin and upstaged his rivals with a dueling event. Trump gambled big when he announced he was boycotting the debate in Des Moines... […]
  • Obama vows to counter Islamic State in Libya
    President Barack Obama said the United States would tackle the Islamic State group beyond Iraq and Syria if necessary, as he signaled an increased focus on Libya. Amid fears that a power vacuum in the north African nation has provided fertile ground for Islamic State to grow, Obama convened his... […]
  • Trump traumatizes Republican race as GOP braces for Iowa caucus
    Republicans scrambling to win the first contest in the US presidential nomination race geared for battle at Thursday’s high-stakes debate in Iowa, but defiant frontrunner Donald Trump upended the campaign by refusing to attend. Trump’s gamble left the presidential race in uncharted... […]
  • Heartbreak as historic Hong Kong village demolished
    A 650-year-old urban walled village in Hong Kong — the last of its kind — will be destroyed to make way for development in what critics say is another nail in the coffin for the city’s cultural heritage. On a chilly morning, around 20 remaining residents of Nga Tsin Wai, an... […]
  • Holocaust survivor lauds Merkel’s ‘heroic’ refugee policy
    Holocaust survivor Ruth Klueger on Wednesday lauded Germany for keeping its doors open to thousands of war refugees, calling Chancellor Angela Merkel’s “we can do it” slogan “heroic”. “This country, which was responsible for the worst crimes of the century, has... […]
  • North Korea apparently preparing ‘some kind of launch’: US official
    North Korea appears to be readying for some kind of a rocket launch, a US defense official said Thursday, though it did not appear to be a ballistic missile. The official’s comments came after Japanese media reported that satellite imagery showed Pyongyang seemed to be preparing a long-range... […]
  • Clinton and Sanders — two visions, two campaign styles
    Bernie Sanders wears a serious look as he steps onto the stage, his lips pinched, conceding a smile only due to the warmth of the welcoming ovation. Hillary Clinton bursts energetically into view, shouting, laughing, mouthing “thank you” and appearing genuinely amazed by the warm... […]
  • 40 percent of Germans want Merkel to quit over refugees: poll
    Nearly 40 percent of German voters think Chancellor Angela Merkel should quit over her liberal asylum policy after almost 1.1 million newcomers arrived last year, a poll showed Friday. As the mood in Germany has shifted from a euphoric welcome for people fleeing war and persecution last September... […]
  • Young Americans have lost faith in democracy — thanks in large part to Republicans
    When it comes to democracy, the kids aren’t alright. Research recently presented by Roberto Foa and Yascha Mounk shows growing disillusionment with democracy — not just with politics or campaigns, but with democracy itself. This growth is worldwide, but it is especially strong among young... […]
  • FBI Footage of Robert “LaVoy” Finicum Take Down: Where’s the Gun?
    Here is unedited footage released by the FBI on 1/28/2016. This is supposed to assure the public that the man they shot in Oregon on his way to a meeting to discuss a peaceful outcome to the Oregon standoff in Malheur did indeed have a gun and drew it on the officers. I beg to differ.
  • A Tale of Cattle, Sage Grouse, and Uranium in Oregon
    The lands that the government collects are called “public lands.” The BLM is charged with managing “public lands,” and routinely leases and sells mineral rights on the very same lands that it is supposed to manage and protect.
  • On the Issue of Liberty
    When others make your decisions for you, you can never have either security or liberty.
  • A Gaslighted Nation
    We are a gaslighted nation run by malignant narcissists. A nation that is being deceived into doing its master’s bidding through deceit and trickery by the malevolence of those who would be king and their flying monkeys.
  • DuPont Knowingly Poisons Water for Decades
    According to recent scientific research the cancer-causing chemical known as C-8 is now in the blood of 99.7 percent of Americans as well as in newborn human babies, breast milk, and umbilical cord blood. And that's really bad news - because C-8 has been connected with - among other things - rectal cancer - testicular cancer - swelling of the liver - an […]
  • Techies’ diapers in a twist over Trump’s Apple remark
    The free market was built for nations, not the world. Mega-corporations are the leading edge, the prow of that ship. It’s part of the hustle.
  • Monsanto, Biopiracy, and Indian Melons
    Let's just call this attempt at owning the world's natural seeds as well as its laboratory's spliced and diced concoctions exactly what it is - an act of biopiracy by the first and foremost purveyor of poison on a plate, Monsanto.
  • To My Farm Wars Family
    With donations through the mail, MoneyGram and the YouCare campaign, Farm Wars has raised 75% of the stated goal of $3,800. Thank you!
  • Farm Wars Needs Help!
    The critters and I are facing foreclosure on our home and need your help to catch the payments up.
  • New Gene Editing Technique Modifying Human Embryos
    We are currently heading down the freeway of genetic engineering at breakneck speed, with all caution thrown to the wind. The following paper by Dr. Mae-Wan Ho details a new gene editing technique in which geneticists can "disable or change the sequence of specific genes in the genome of practically all animals including humans" faster than ever be […]

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