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Image: Hudson River polluted by 100,000 gallons of raw sewage, baby wipes float down the river

(Natural News) The Hudson River is primarily located in the state of New York, where it stretches for hundreds of miles before breaking off into New Jersey. Industrial pollution, and the dumping of sewage and other wastes, has been a chronic problem for the river. Despite state and local governments’ attempts at keeping the water clean, it seems that the waterway is without respite. Like many other bodies of water in the world, pollution is a serious issue.

Recently, New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) revealed that thousands of gallons of raw, untreated sewage mysteriously spilled into the Hudson. The flow of wastewater is thought to have begun at around 4:00p.m. on Sunday, March 19. According to the DEC, the untreated sewage gushed into the river for an entire hour, and officials believe that some 100,000 gallons of wastewater was released into the waterway. The spill took place near the state’s capital city, Albany.

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‘Internet providers will not be required to ask permission to sell customers’ browsing habits, including medical information, shopping habits and even pornography preferences after Congress voted to roll back Obama-era regulations.

The House of Representatives voted 215 to 205 in favor of eliminating restrictions of internet service providers (ISP) and their ability to sell their customer’s information on Tuesday. The protections were planned to be enacted by the end of 2017 and would have forced ISPs to get permission from their customers before selling their internet browsing and app habits to advertisers.

The vote was largely bipartisan, with those in favor being exclusively Republican. However, several Republican lawmakers crossed over to vote against eliminating the privacy measures. Last Thursday, a Senate vote set the stage for the House of Representatives to send the bill to President Donald Trump’s desk after they voted exclusively on party lines against the measures.’

Read more: Internet privacy rules removed by Congress


  • The number of drug related accidental deaths in Nola in 2016 was 211
  • Murders accounted for 175 deaths 
  • Of the drug-related deaths, 166 involved opioids such as Fentanyl 
  • The city coroner has asked for more resources to fight opioid addiction
  • ‘Prioritize treatment rather than punishment’ he said 

The number of drug-related overdose deaths in New Orleans has surpassed that of murder deaths, perhaps for the first time.

The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office said that there were 211 drug-related deaths last year, exceeding the number of murders, which was 175, reported the Times-Picayune.

The drug-related deaths were more than double the 92 drug-related deaths reported in 2015. Opioid deaths were double the 81 in 2015, said the city coroner on Monday.

There were 211 drug-related deaths in NOLA in 2016, more than the 175 murders, said the coroner - much of that due to opioids such as Fentanyl, above 

There were 211 drug-related deaths in NOLA in 2016, more than the 175 murders, said the coroner – much of that due to opioids such as Fentanyl, above 


A secret marijuana grow house in a New York City building was discovered after the building caught fire and the stench of pot could be smelled down the street.

The Bronx building’s superintendent, 65-year-old Alberto Martinez, was arrested and charged with criminal possession of marijuana, the New York Daily News reported.

Martinez allegedly turned the basement of the building on Chatterton Avenue into a grow house.


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The Decoy Shot
The very first shot fired in Dealey Plaza at 12:30 PM on November 22, 1963, coined the “Decoy shot” (p. 48) by Newcomb and Adams in Murder From Within, marks the beginning of the covert operation to murder Kennedy and blame it on Oswald. The true origin of the first gunshot heard in Dealey Plaza was adroitly determined by Newcomb and Adams and they deserve full recognition for that discovery. Knowledge of the Decoy shot is unknown to the general public and unrecognized by scholars and authors on the JFK assassination, but it is one of the more important breakthroughs to date, in my opinion, in accurately comprehending the sequence of events that unfolded in Dealey Plaza on November 22, 1963 (despite tremendous effort on the part of the government to conceal and obscure the facts of what really happened).

The Decoy shot was not fired from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository as the cover story would have you believe, but rather from a revolver fired into the air from the rear seat of the Secret Service car following immediately behind the blue convertible carrying Vice President Lyndon Johnson when it turned the corner of Houston onto Elm street on that fateful day. (The photo below was artificially colorized from an enlarged crop of the James Altgens No. 6 B/W photo to emphasize LBJ’s blue car)

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One person was killed and 14 injured after gunfire erupted inside a packed nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio, just after 1 am on Sunday morning, with the shooter said to still be at large.

 

The motive was unclear, but Cincinnati Assistant Police Chief Paul Neudigate said on Twitter that “there are no indications this incident is terrorism related.” The shooting took place around 1 a.m. when hundreds of people were inside the Cameo Nightlife club, which the Cincinnati Police Department said has had “multiple problems” in the past.

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James Shea, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Emerging Threats at NATO – now that’s a lovely title – recently gave a talk at a private club in London on the Islamic State/Daesh. Shea, as many will remember, made his name as NATO’s spokesman during the NATO war on Yugoslavia in 1999.

After his talk Shea engaged in a debate with a source I very much treasure. The source later gave me the lowdown.

According to Saudi intelligence, Daesh was invented by the US government – in Camp Bacca, near the Kuwait border, as many will remember — to essentially finish off the Shiite-majority Nouri al-Maliki government in Baghdad.

It didn’t happen this way, of course. Then, years later, in the summer of 2014, Daesh routed the Iraqi Army on its way to conquer Mosul. The Iraqi Army fled. Daesh operatives then annexed ultra-modern weapons that took US instructors from six to twelve months to train the Iraqis in and…surprise! Daesh incorporated the weapons in their arsenals in 24 hours.

In the end, Shea frankly admitted to the source that Gen David Petraeus, conductor of the much-lauded 2007 surge, had trained these Sunnis now part of Daesh in Anbar province in Iraq.

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The United States knows that peaceful power from atomic energy is no dream of the future. ..To hasten the day when fear of the atom will begin to disappear from the minds of people, and the governments of the East and West, there are certain steps that can be taken now.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s address before the General Assembly of the United Nations on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, New York City, 1953

The island nation of Japan is ranked third in the world in terms of the number of functioning nuclear reactors on its territory.

Why would the one country to experience the destructive potential of nuclear power in wartime, the culture that gave the world ‘Godzilla,’ and has endured the meltdowns of three reactors in 2011 continue to embrace nuclear power?

As part of the Global Research News Hour’s commemoration of the sixth anniversary of the Fukushima Daichii nuclear catastrophe, we focus on the historical and political context of the disaster.

First up, we hear from Professor Peter Kuznick about the early years after the War. He explains the role of Japan in America’s postwar geostrategy, and comments on the public relations campaign that convinced the population of the Asian country to stop worrying and love nuclear power.

Later, Canadian nuclear expert Gordon Edwards returns to the program to comment on Canada’s connections with the Japanese nuclear industry and on how the Fukushima disaster should have informed Canadian nuclear policy and regulations.

Finally, we hear from celebrated Kyoto-based anti-nuclear activist Aileen Mioko Smith about the evolution of the anti-nuclear movement within Japan.

We also hear from a short video produced by Fairewinds Energy Education (fairewinds.org) outlining the fallacy of nuclear power as a strategy for fighting climate change.

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‘A huge explosion has flattened at least one building on the Wirral, injuring dozens of people.

Emergency services rushed to the scene in New Ferry, where a building, believed to be a dance studio, was reduced to rubble at around 9.15pm.

It is not yet clear if anyone was inside the building at the time, but injured people were seen walking to ambulances, according to the Liverpool Echo, one with a “serious head bandage”.’

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‘Washington’s Russian witch hunt is now collapsing before our eyes.

As host Patrick Henningsen revealed last Wednesday on ACR Radio, the supposedly damning information submitted by the FBI’s private ‘cyber security’ contractor Crowdstrike, of the which the entire ‘Russian Hack’ conspiracy theory hinges on – is fraudulent.

Here is a link to their primary invented piece of ‘evidence’ included in the US Intelligence Assessment.

This means that we were correct back on Nov 1st when we said the Russian Hack story was a hoax designed distract from the explosive contents on the DNC and Podesta email leaks, and also to bolster a failing Hillary Clinton campaign by discrediting Donald Trump as being somehow in league with the evil Russians.

If they keep pressing this story, it will only hurt the credibility of a Democratic Party that still refuses to admit the abject failures and corruption within of their political organization.’

Read more: Collapsing: Why the ‘Russia Hack’ Witch Hunt Will Not End Well for Congress, or America


“The senator from Kentucky,” said John McCain, speaking of his colleague Rand Paul, “is working for Vladimir Putin … and I do not say that lightly.”

What did Sen. Paul do to deserve being called a hireling of Vladimir Putin?

He declined to support McCain’s call for a unanimous Senate vote to bring Montenegro into NATO as the 29th member of a Cold War alliance President Trump has called “obsolete.”

Bordered by Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo and Albania, tiny Montenegro has a population roughly that of D.C., and sits on the western coast of the most volatile peninsula in Europe.

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A man who allegedly shot one person dead and wounded another on a Las Vegas transit bus has surrendered to police following a four-hour standoff.

A police spokesperson was quoted as saying that the alleged gunman surrendered without incident.

The other shooting victim who survived was reported to have minor injuries and was rushed to hospital.

There was nobody else on the bus at the time that the gunman surrendered, police said.

Police have ruled out terrorism as a possible motive for the shooting.


| 24 March 2017 | Former Penn State president Graham Spanier was convicted Friday of hushing up suspected child sex abuse by Jerry Sandusky in 2001.

Ex-Penn State president guilty after failing to report suspected Sandusky abuse


On March 23, the GMHC, an AIDS service organization, is due to honor former President Bill Clinton, the founder of the Clinton Foundation, for his 15-year effort to battle HIV/AIDS. Speaking to Sputnik, Wall Street analyst Charles Ortel disclosed what really lay behind the charity’s HIV/AIDS initiative. Do the Clintons deserve so much praise?

2016 Democratic presidential nominee and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) arrives with her husband former President Bill Clinton for the inauguration ceremonies swearing in Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States on the West front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017

On Thursday, March 23, a New York City-based non-profit AIDS service organization, the GMHC (formerly Gay Men’s Health Crisis), is due to honor Bill Clinton, the founder of the Clinton Foundation and the 42nd President of the United States for “battling the epidemic since 2002” and “saving the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS worldwide.”However, according to Charles Ortel, a Wall Street analyst who exposed financial fraud at General Electric back in 2007, “there is no evidence that can be verified that the ‘international’ charity ever lawfully provided any help to victims of HIV/AIDS anywhere.”

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