‘Innovations that will make the human race thrive on Earth, saving its finite resources from extinction, are something we should embrace without a second thought.
We get our food from plants and animals. As we grow in numbers, so too does the global demand for food. Currently, activists are fighting the spread of Genetically Modified Food (GMO). The argument for GMO proponents has been that the world is running out of its resources, and hence, we need to find ways and means to sustain us. According to them, GMOs will ensure that we maintain our food production level. This argument might sound convincing on first hearing, however, deeper probing of GMOs has revealed that the harm it causes far outweighs the good it does.’
Read more: Desert Farm Grows 17,000 Tons Of Food Without Soil, Pesticides, Fossil Fuels Or Groundwater
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‘According to the UN report, compiled in coordination with the Afghan Ministry of Counter Narcotics, total opium poppy production amounted to 4,800 metric tons in 2016, with rising production triggered in part by a 91% decrease in eradication efforts, due to the poor security situation on the ground and a lack of specialized funding and logistics.
Following the US-UK and NATO invasion in 2001, Afghanistan has grown to become the source of over 90% of the world’s heroin.’
Read more: Anarchy is Good for Business: Afghani Opium Production Jumps 43%
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‘Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on Baghdad to investigate the alleged airstrike on a mosque south of Kirkuk that killed 13 women and children on Friday, noting that only US-led coalition and Iraqi air force jets are known to operate in the vicinity.
Local residents and police told HRW they believe the attack on the mosque in Daquq 30 kilometers south of Kirkuk, was an airstrike because of the sound of aircraft and the scale of destruction.
“Of the troops fighting for the Iraqi city of Mosul, only United States-led coalition forces in Iraq and the Iraqi air force are known to conduct airstrikes in this region,” HRW said in a statement, calling for an investigation.’
Read more: Deadly mosque strike: Only US coalition & Iraqi jets in area, Human Rights Watch says while calling for probe
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#Coup2016: | 24 Oct 2016 | It’s what most voters fear when they go in to fill out their ballots. Early voting for the 2016 election started today (Monday, October 24th). The people of Potter and Randall County are taking this opportunity to skip the long lines that always file out of the voting locations on Election Day…Two voters from Canyon posted the experience they had while voting. Apparently, when these voters chose the straight Republican option, the ballot [programmed by the globalists who own and operate the ‘voting’ machines] selected Clinton/Kaine instead of Trump/Pence
Early Voters From Amarillo Are Saying Their Votes Were Changed On the Ballot
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A worthwhile learning experience.
As the U.S.-backed offensive in Mosul, Iraq, begins, the mainstream U.S. media readies the American people to blame the terrorists for civilian casualties but the opposite rules apply to Syria’s Aleppo.
Source: Good Deaths in Mosul, Bad Deaths in Aleppo
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When you are willing to pay for global warming “research” that has a predetermined outcome, all you do is open the door for fraud.
Universities typically received about 50 percent of the money their researchers get in public funds if their investigations find positive results, making them deeply dependent upon federal funding and likely to encourage studies that will come to conclusions the government wants.
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Look closely at Buzz Aldrin’s Apollo 11 spacesuit, and you’ll see your reflection in gold. That’s just one of the surprising uses of the precious metal in the 20th and 21st centuries. Especially after the space age brought advances in electronics, satellite communications and other crucial technologies for today’s world, gold took on more uses than in just jewellery, finance and dentistry.
Back in the 1800s, gold fillings started to be used in dentistry for cavities, after long being used as a store of value and object of admiration in gold bars and rings. With the growth of microelectronics later in the 1900s, gold took on a whole new range of applications as a crucial component in thin film circuits. Long known for its malleability–the ability of a metal to be bent without breaking–gold continues to be used in thin film electronics. Unlike copper, gold doesn’t tarnish when exposed to humid air or chemicals typically found in the environment like oxygen and carbon dioxide.
Another factor justifying gold’s use in the computer industry is that it is unaffected by water and acids used in etching microelectronic circuits. While other conductive metals would dissolve in etches used to fabricate CPUs, gold–like platinum–only dissolves in a specific solution called aqua regia, formed from hydrochloric acid and nitric acid, rather than the typical solutions used to etch CPU chips like hydrochloric acid alone.
According to this graphic by Rosland Capital, 45% of the world’s gold goes to technological or industrial applications, and a cell phone even contains about $0.50 worth of the precious metal. Only 10% goes to investment and finance, including ETFs like State Street Global Advisors’ GLD. Ever since the debut of this ETF in 2004, gold-based financial products have arisen along with ETFs tracking oil and other tradable assets that investors can buy for exposure to their underlying markets. While these can be used to hedge for specific events, there are also IRAs based on gold for anyone who shares a long term bullish outlook on the metal.
The other 45% of supply can be looked at in two ways: the investment side of collecting jewelry for its precious metal content, and the more subjective side of prizing a ring or other item for its qualitative factors that couldn’t be measured in economic terms.
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- Thousands of dead fish washed up in Pointe Coupee Parish Saturday night
- A biologist said cold front causes shallower waters to lose oxygen
- The fish were mostly Threadfin Chad, which were already overpopulated
- The state’s wildlife department does not have the resources to clean it up
- Pounte Coupee Parish authorities may just let the fish decompose
Residents in Louisiana woke up to find thousands of dead fish washed up on on the banks of False River after a cold front.
Brian Heimann, a biologist with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, told WAFB that the cold caused the shallower areas of the lake in Pointe Coupee Parish to lose oxygen.
The vast majority of the fish affected were Threadfin Chad, a species that was already overpopulated.
Residents in Louisiana woke up to find thousands of dead fish washed up on on the banks of False River in Louisiana after a cold front
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‘Controversially, musical genius Bob Dylan received the Nobel Prize for literature last week.
Even some critics who acknowledged his musical brilliance have argued that awarding a musician was a step that too dramatically expanded the definition of literature. What few dispute is that his music inspired millions in the midst of the anti-war and civil rights movements.
But there is also a less pleasant, less known side to the artist, particularly his views on Israel, Meir Kahane and the Jewish Defense League.’
Read more: Bob Dylan’s embrace of Israel’s war crimes
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| 18 Oct 2016 | A team of workers at the Hanford Site were exposed to radiation while working Tuesday inside one of the site’s tank farms. The workers are employees of Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS), the private contractor that [mis]manages millions of gallons of nuclear waste at Hanford…Sources tell KING 5 that the affected workers are currently at a U.S. Department of Energy building at the Hanford Site undergoing evaluation.
Radiation detected on Hanford work crew
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‘Over 1,000 people have reportedly died as a result of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti just six-and-a-half years after a devastating earthquake which killed hundreds of thousands.
In addition to the deaths, injuries and physical destruction there is concern that an outbreak of cholera could erupt as did in the post-earthquake situation of 2010.
Today’s relief efforts surrounding the destruction in the country should be viewed within the same context as the military history of European and United States interventions. Haiti was born during the late 18th and early 19th centuries through a war of national liberation mainly in opposition to France but also included battles fought against Spain and Britain.
On October 15 the director of the U.S. Southern Command Admiral Kurt Tidd indicated that the Pentagon’s role in the relief operations in Haiti would conclude in a few days. He said the main task involved delivering hundreds of thousands of pounds of rice and medical supplies.’
Read more: Haiti Relief Efforts Fail to Address Mounting Humanitarian Crisis. What Happens to the Money?
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‘A Hillary Clinton campaign bus was filmed dumping human waste in the streets of Atlanta and after being caught said they “were unaware” they weren’t supposed to.
From The Hill:
Police in Lawrenceville, Ga., are investigating whether a Hillary Clinton campaign bus illegally dumped human waste there, according to multiple reports.
The incident occurred on Grayson Highway early Tuesday, while the vehicle promoting the Democratic presidential nominee was between campaign stops, CBS 46 News said.’
Read more: Hillary Campaign Bus Dumps Shit In Public Street, ‘Unaware’ They Weren’t Supposed To
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That said, as we highlighted, the U.S. said while there growing indications, there was no official proof that Houthi fighters, or forces aligned with them, were responsible for the attempted strikes which targeted US ships. Still, the lack of concrete proof did not bother the US which, cavalier as usual, unleashed the missile assault on Yemeni territory, breaching the country’s sovereignty and potentially killing an unknown number of people.
However, today – four days after the US “counterattack” – the story changes. According to Reuters earlier today the Pentagon declined to say whether the USS Mason destroyer was targeted by multiple inbound missiles fired from Yemen on Saturday, as initially thought, saying a review was underway to determine what happened.’
Read more: The Story Changes: The Pentagon Is No Longer Sure Yemen Fired Missiles At US Warship
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- Herbalism is an ancient form of medicine – but many doubt it works
- Peppermint tea, made from an infusion of the leaves, aids indigestion
- Marigold flowers can help to soothe inflamed spots when taken as a tea
- Experts warn to not take supplements without checking with a doctor first
Herbalism is an ancient form of medicine – but it is often regarded as a wacky Chinese treatment.
Herbs and plants can be used to treat a wide range of conditions ranging from burns, to ulcers, flatulence, laryngitis, insomnia and psoriasis.
But experts warn to not take herbal supplements if you’re on medication without checking with your doctor first.
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