The glyphosate toxicity studies you’re not allowed to see

            by Claire Robinson ON OPPOSITE SIDES of the globe, pesticide regulators are refusing to release to the public the key industry studies on glyphosate that underpin regulatory authorizations and safety limits set for the herbicide. Earlier this year a group of Chinese food safety volunteers submitted a request to China’s Ministry of Agriculture to disclose the study that justified issuing the safety certificate for the import into China of Monsanto’s glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup. The Ministry replied that Roundup was registered in China in 1988 based on a toxicology test report issued by a testing … Continue reading The glyphosate toxicity studies you’re not allowed to see

HOW THE WAR ON DRUGS AND THE WAR ON TERROR MERGED INTO ONE DISASTROUS WAR ON ALL AMERICANS

Source: Alternet It was 1971 when President Richard Nixon declared drug abuse “public enemy number one in the United States.” With those words, Nixon ushered in the “war on drugs,” the attempt to use law enforcement to jail drug users and halt the flow of illegal substances like marijuana and cocaine. Thirty years later, another president, George W. Bush, declared war on another word: terrorism. But the war on drugs hadn’t ended yet. Instead of one failed war replacing another soon-to-be-failed war, both drugs and terrorism remain targets for law enforcement and military action that have resulted in the deaths … Continue reading HOW THE WAR ON DRUGS AND THE WAR ON TERROR MERGED INTO ONE DISASTROUS WAR ON ALL AMERICANS

Brazil May Have The World’s Largest Slavery Reparations Program In The Works

Luiz Pinto, who has been fighting eviction for decades, at home with his dog. (Carolina Ramirez/The Huffington Post) by Roque Planas When Luiz Pinto was growing up, his parents wouldn’t let the family talk about slavery. The issue raised ugly memories. Pinto’s grandmother was born into slavery. She threw herself into a river before Pinto was born, taking her own life after the son of a wealthy, white landowner raped her. The subjects of slavery and racism became taboo in the Pinto household, a sprawling set of orange brick homes perched on a hilltop where Rio de Janeiro’s famed statue … Continue reading Brazil May Have The World’s Largest Slavery Reparations Program In The Works

Farming the apocalypse

Farmfield II by Doug Landreth. Photo by Doug Landreth/Corbis When my life came crashing down I took shelter on my farm, surviving with 11th-century tools like the sickle and scythe by Keith Ferrell (Keith Ferrell writes fiction, non-fiction, and computer games. The former editor-in-chief of OMNI magazine, his latest book is History Decoded (2013), co-written with Brad Meltzer. He lives on a farm in Virginia.) When there is a likelihood of even small amounts of snow, sleet or ice, I move my car to the top of the hill that shelters my farm. If I need to run errands during … Continue reading Farming the apocalypse

The awesome (and chilling) genius of the Germans: From soccer to supermarkets, and factory floors to battlefields our European cousins are a force to be reckoned with

Formidable: Otto von Bismarck built a new German empire in 1871 By Max Hastings Our forefathers knew the feeling. One minute there you are, like Brazil’s football team on Tuesday, settling down to start a long campaign. The next minute, bewilderingly, it is all over: Germany is master of the field, counting prisoners or — in this case — an unprecedented 7-1 triumph in the World Cup semi-final, executed with chilling discipline and precision. What is it about the Germans? Yes, yes, I know we are not meant to mention the war, or rather wars. But how can we not … Continue reading The awesome (and chilling) genius of the Germans: From soccer to supermarkets, and factory floors to battlefields our European cousins are a force to be reckoned with

Germany made a pledge at half-time not to humiliate Brazil in their World Cup semi-final (and STILL scored two more)

. When Germany were 5-0 up they discussed need to show Brazil respect . Toni Kroos scored twice in the first half, while Thomas Muller,   Sami Khedira and Miroslav Klose were also on the scoresheet . Klose’s goal took him past Brazil legend Ronaldo’s World Cup record of 15 . Substitute Andre Schurrle added a brace before Oscar scored for Brazil . The win sealed Germany’s place in the final, where they will play Argentina By John Drayton Germany made a half-time pledge not to humiliate Brazil in their astonishing semi-final clash on Tuesday night. Joachim Low’s side led 5-0 … Continue reading Germany made a pledge at half-time not to humiliate Brazil in their World Cup semi-final (and STILL scored two more)

Michelle Obama Could Be First Transgender First Lady in the White House

 by Harold Saive A reporter interviewed Joan Rivers on her way to an event and asked if she thought a gay president would take office before a female candidate. Rivers replied: “We already have it with Obama, so let’s just calm down.” Rivers topped herself when she followed that line with: “You know Michelle is a tranny, you know, a transgender. We all know. It’s ok.” YouTube – Veterans Today – While most people thought Rivers was cracking jokes for the camera, she was apparently dead serious. Analysis by a forensics expert distinguishes the anatomy of a man from that … Continue reading Michelle Obama Could Be First Transgender First Lady in the White House

Monsanto’s GMO food and its dark connections to the “military-industrial complex”

By George Orwell’s Ghost Truthstream Media Editor’s Note: There’s little doubt left that the effects of using glyphosate and cultivating GMOs at an accelerating rate is causing harm – not only to the health of individuals and the environment, but to the independence of farming practices, the economy and the larger food supply. At a minimum, the precautionary principle should be applied, and people should have enough information – via labels, etc – to avoid these foods if they wish. Steven MacMillan Originally published at The Analyst Report Monsanto, the world’s largest genetically modified (GM/GMO) seed producer, has been at … Continue reading Monsanto’s GMO food and its dark connections to the “military-industrial complex”

Shock Report: 70 Million People Would Be Starving in the Streets Without Government Welfare Programs

The fundamental numbers behind all the propaganda tell a starkly different story by Mac Slavo | SHTFPlan.com  Amid all the talk of recovery by politicians, economic officials and big business leaders, the fundamental numbers behind all the propaganda tell a starkly different story. Home sales have dropped to record lows, more people are out of the workforce than anytime in the last 50 years, and cash-strapped consumers have run out of money to fuel economic growth. By all meaningful measures the American boom times of old are gone. A recent report from the Department of Health and Human Services suggests … Continue reading Shock Report: 70 Million People Would Be Starving in the Streets Without Government Welfare Programs

French connection: Islamic militants planned to blow up Eiffel Tower, Louvre

The Tour Eiffel (L) and Louvre museum in Paris (AFP Photo) Jihadists planned to blow up the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower and even a nuclear plant, according to a leaked conversation between an Algerian citizen living in France and a senior officer of Al-Qaeda branch in the Maghreb. Tougher new anti-jihadist laws for France amid growing Middle East crisis French police stumbled across the malicious plot after they decrypted messages between a 29-year-old Algerian halal butcher living in Vaucluse, southeastern France, and a high-ranked officer from Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), reported French Le Parisien newspaper. The pair was … Continue reading French connection: Islamic militants planned to blow up Eiffel Tower, Louvre