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WI Lumberjack rescues BLACK BEAR with milk can stuck on head



- Some days you get the can, some days the can gets you.....

Germany missing 45% of its gold 'stored in US'



RT * Published on Jul 7, 2014

Is the world's second largest gold reserve safe with the US? Missing gold bar numbers and an inability to audit the 45% of Germany gold reserve kept in the US Federal Reserve lead to the question if it's still there. RT's Peter Oliver reports.


- Gold?! Smold!! Why you be complaining Germany? Didn't we give you an IOU? Huh? Well, didn't we?

Ancient Caliphates - They're Not What You Think



The Young Turks * Published on Jul 5, 2014

"The Islamic caliphates had a long and glorious run, but in the 21st century, they seemed consigned to history. Simply put, a caliphate is an Islamic state led by a supreme religious and political leader, and it has existed in one form or another for most of the 1,400-year history of Islam.

The collapse of the Ottoman Empire a century ago marked the end of the last caliphate, an extraordinarily powerful one that had survived for more than four centuries.

But on Sunday, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria declared it was re-establishing a caliphate that will be headed by its shadowy leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi."* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.

*Read more here from Greg Myre / NPR: http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2014/06/30/326916530/whats-a-caliphate


- In my experience, most religious people have little knowledge or understanding of their religion, it's history, it's culture and traditions, nor the syncretism of their beliefs along side those of other religions of the geographical area in which theirs evolved. Most just believe what they were told.

And then go through life trying to reinforce and re-plaster all the cracks in the narrative.....

'NSA is corrupt. If WE did that we'd be thrown in jail'



RT • Published on Jul 3, 2014

Xmission was among the first internet service providers in America to shield its customers' from the NSA spying. The founder, Pete Ashdown, of the ISO company joins RT for more on the massive surveillance leaks.


- Doublethink: Believing lies are the truth. Double-thinking: Believing that liars are telling you the truth. America: A nation of Double-thinkers.


"The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them." ~Patrick Henry

Captain America Statistics Song! - HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!!!



- Happy Fourth!



International Space Station Captures Arthur Spinning Off U.S. Coast



NTDTV • Published on Jul 3, 2014

Hurricane Arthur is seen from space as it churns closer to the U.S. coast, spoiling Independence Day beach plans for thousands of vacationers.

Full Story:

The first hurricane of the Atlantic season gained strength on Thursday (July 3) as its outer bands reached North Carolina, where thousands of vacationers scrubbed their July Fourth holiday beach plans and evacuated low-lying barrier islands in the storm's path.

Hurricane Arthur was about 150 miles (240 km) south-southwest of Cape Fear, North Carolina, with maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour (130 km per hour), U.S. forecasters said.

Views from the International Space Station captured the storm churning near Georgia and South Carolina.

Moving faster at 9 mph (15 kph), the center of the Category 1 hurricane was expected to brush close to the North Carolina Outer Banks late Thursday and early Friday, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

Tourists and some residents packed ferries and crowded the only highway off Ocracoke and Hatteras islands, where voluntary and mandatory evacuations were in effect in anticipation of worsening weather conditions.

The worst of Arthur's winds were expected to remain offshore, forecasters said. But the storm could bring gusty squalls, heavy rain, life-threatening rip currents and a storm surge of up to 4 feet (1.2 meters) to North Carolina's barrier islands.

Several towns and villages on North Carolina's coast rescheduled Independence Day festivities and fireworks as the storm approached.

The hurricane center said Arthur's winds will hit 85 mph (137 kph) in the next 24 hours, and the storm will retain hurricane strength for at least 48 hours before weakening over cooler water as it spins to the northeast.

Hillary Clinton Goes to Bat for GMOs at Biotech Conference

Source: COMMON DREAM

Published on Thursday, July 3, 2014
- Max Ocean, editorial intern


The potential presidential candidate's old industry ties resurface


Speaking at a conference in San Diego last week for the world's largest trade organization of biotechnology firms, potential presidential candidate Hillary Clinton backed GMOs and Big Ag, further displaying her allegiance to the industry in the eyes of sustainable food and organic advocates.

While trumpeting her endorsement of GMO seeds when she served as Secretary of State, Clinton told the crowd that the term "'genetically modified' sounds Frankensteinish," and thus turns people off to GMOs. "Drought resistant sounds really like something you'd want," she said, encouraging the industry to improve their semantics. “There’s a big gap between the facts and what the perceptions are.”

Clinton's certainty concerning the safety of GMO foods stands in stark contrast to public opinion. A Consumer Reports poll in June found that 92 percent of Americans favor labeling the foods. U.S. campaigners rejecting the industry's push for genetically-modified crops have been pushing hard to get states to pass labeling laws.

"Hillary Clinton's views on GMOs are disappointing, but not surprising," said Katherine Paul, associate director of the Organic Consumers Union, in an email to Common Dreams. Unfortunately, Paul continued, Clinton's positions are "no different than those of previous administrations, including the Bush, Clinton and Reagan administrations, and they are taken straight from the biotech industry's talking points."


Read more: http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/07/03-4



- You can't unrotten, rotten -- when it's rotten you put it in the compost pile. That's the only value it has once it goes bad. You break it down, reuse the good stuff, let the rest turn back to dirt.

And you also can't make repairs with broken tools either. So when the institutions that run your life are broken and can only be fixed by itself, then you won't be able to fix things at all with those institutional tools, because they don't work anymore.

And when they do work you end up with the very shit we're now in......






I wonder if Bill eats organic now that he's a vegan?

Aerial video: Bridge collapses in Brazil World Cup host city Belo Horizonte



RT • Published on Jul 3, 2014

Courtesy: TV Globo

An overpass collapsed Thursday in a Brazilian World Cup host city, killing at least two people and trapping a commuter bus, two construction trucks and one car, authorities said. Read more: http://on.rt.com/kabegn


BELO HORIZONTE

Thinking Backwards



TVPEducation · Published on Jun 22, 2014

Created by Jeff Cates - Volunteer for The Venus Project
Narrated by Alan Watts

Last things we need for the upgrade are a Camera and a Lapel Mic! Thank you for your support. Donate here: http://www.thevenusproject.com/donate/tvp-education-show-upgrade

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- Hmmm, if we use this metric, the Supreme Court apparently ran out of ''equality under the law'' this week. The worst of it is, no one knows when a new shipment is coming in.....

Séralini, et. al. - RoundUp-GMO Study Re-Published

Republished study: long-term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Background

The health effects of a Roundup-tolerant NK603 genetically modified (GM) maize (from 11% in the diet), cultivated with or without Roundup application and Roundup alone (from 0.1 ppb of the full pesticide containing glyphosate and adjuvants) in drinking water, were evaluated for 2 years in rats. This study constitutes a follow-up investigation of a 90-day feeding study conducted by Monsanto in order to obtain commercial release of this GMO, employing the same rat strain and analyzing biochemical parameters on the same number of animals per group as our investigation. Our research represents the first chronic study on these substances, in which all observations including tumors are reported chronologically. Thus, it was not designed as a carcinogenicity study. We report the major findings with 34 organs observed and 56 parameters analyzed at 11 time points for most organs.

Results

Biochemical analyses confirmed very significant chronic kidney deficiencies, for all treatments and both sexes; 76% of the altered parameters were kidney-related. In treated males, liver congestions and necrosis were 2.5 to 5.5 times higher. Marked and severe nephropathies were also generally 1.3 to 2.3 times greater. In females, all treatment groups showed a two- to threefold increase in mortality, and deaths were earlier. This difference was also evident in three male groups fed with GM maize. All results were hormone- and sex-dependent, and the pathological profiles were comparable. Females developed large mammary tumors more frequently and before controls; the pituitary was the second most disabled organ; the sex hormonal balance was modified by consumption of GM maize and Roundup treatments. Males presented up to four times more large palpable tumors starting 600 days earlier than in the control group, in which only one tumor was noted. These results may be explained by not only the non-linear endocrine-disrupting effects of Roundup but also by the overexpression of the EPSPS transgene or other mutational effects in the GM maize and their metabolic consequences.

Conclusion

Our findings imply that long-term (2 year) feeding trials need to be conducted to thoroughly evaluate the safety of GM foods and pesticides in their full commercial formulations.

Keywords:
Genetically modified; GMO; Roundup; NK603; Rat; Glyphosate-based herbicides; Endocrine disruption
    Republished study: long-term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize

    Gilles-Eric Séralini1*, Emilie Clair1, Robin Mesnage1, Steeve Gress1, Nicolas Defarge1, Manuela Malatesta2, Didier Hennequin3 and Joël Spiroux de Vendômois1

    * Corresponding author: Gilles-Eric Séralini criigen@criigen.info

    Author Affiliations

    1 Institute of Biology, EA 2608 and CRIIGEN and Risk Pole, MRSH-CNRS, Esplanade de la Paix, University of Caen, Caen 14032, Cedex, France

    2 Department of Neurological, Neuropsychological, Morphological and Motor Sciences, University of Verona, Verona 37134, Italy

    3 Risk Pole, MRSH-CNRS, Esplanade de la Paix, University of Caen, Caen 14032, Cedex, France

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    Environmental Sciences Europe 2014, 26:14 doi:10.1186/s12302-014-0014-5

    The electronic version of this article is the complete one and can be found online at: http://www.enveurope.com/content/26/1/14

    Received: 22 March 2014
    Accepted: 16 May 2014
    Published: 24 June 2014

    © 2014 Séralini et al.; licensee Springer


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- Hmmm... I detect a movement in the Force. Pain. Suffering. Embarrassment. A likely loss of income. It's as if millions of Monsanto trolls were crying out in anguish all at once: ''RATS!!!!''

v This rat in particular v
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