Daily Archives: May 1, 2014

Wildfire Triggers Mass Evacuation Near Los Angeles – 1 May 2014

RT logoA rapidly spreading wildfire in Southern California forced the evacuation of more than 1,600 homes Wednesday, as powerful winds drove it closer and closer to a city just east of Los Angeles.

The fire initially began around 8 a.m. Wednesday morning in the Etiwanda Preserve of the San Bernardino National Forest. Although it started off covering only about 20 acres of forest, strong and unpredictable gusts of wind from the neighboring mountains quickly spread the fire through 200 acres in a span of two hours.

By the middle of the day, the fire had scorched through more than 1,000 acres of land, buoyed by winds up to 80 miles per hour. According to the Los Angeles Times, the fire had only been 10 percent contained by Thursday morning.

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NaturalNews – J.D. Heyes – European Parliament Votes To Ban Industry-Connected Scientists From Food Safety Authority – 1 May 2014

Naturalnews-Logo2(NaturalNews) Due to a rash of conflict-of-interest scandals at the European Food Safety Authority, the European Parliament voted recently on a resolution that would ban scientists who have ties to the agriculture and food industries from being employed by the agency.

The resolution urges the EFSA to implement “a two-year cooling-off period to all material interests related to the commercial agrifood sector,” a measure that would considerably improve the agency’s damaged reputation and compromised integrity, reports said. Continue reading

NaturalNews – J. D. Heyes – Obama Administration Sides With Chemical Company Against Cancer Victims To Avoid Liability For Sick Marines – 1 May 2014

Naturalnews-Logo2(NaturalNews) When Lee Ann Smith’s son was 11, she was informed about something no parent ever wants to hear: that he had cancer.

Three years later, she steeled herself for yet another diagnosis: Her younger son had developed a large bone tumor in his leg.

“I was numb,” she recalled to E&E Publishing’s Greenwire.

Turns out that the bone tumor was benign, but it nevertheless spurred Smith to begin looking for what could have caused both of her sons to be stricken, considering that there was no preexisting history of cancer or tumors. Continue reading

Military Sexual Assault Reports Skyrocket 50 Percent – 1 May 2014

RT logoMembers of the United States military are increasingly coming forward regarding sexual assault – so much so that the number of cases reported have shot up by 50 percent.

Following a recent push by the Pentagon to encourage victims to step forward and report abuses, a new survey – scheduled for release Thursday – is expected to show there were more than 5,000 cases of sexual assault during the 2013 fiscal year ending September 30. During the previous fiscal year, more than 3,300 cases were reported.

What’s more, the Associated Press is reporting that the Pentagon was able to discipline in some way about 73 percent of those accused of assault, a seven percent increase over 2012.

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Supreme Court Refuses To Stop Indefinite Detention Of Americans Under NDAA – 1 May 2014

RT logoThe United States Supreme Court this week effectively ended all efforts to overturn a controversial 2012 law that grants the government the power to indefinitely detain American citizens without due process.

On Monday, the high court said it won’t weigh in on challenge filed by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges and a bevy of co-plaintiffs against US President Barack Obama, ending for now a two-and-a-half-year debate concerning part of an annual Pentagon spending bill that since 2012 has granted the White House the ability to indefinitely detain people “who are part of or substantially support Al-Qaeda, the Taliban or associated forces engaged in hostilities against the United States.”

The Obama administration has long maintained that the provision — Section 1021(b)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 — merely reaffirmed verbiage contained within the Authorization for Use of Military Force, or AUMF, signed by then-President George W. Bush in the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

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Canada Kick Up A Fracking Fuss As Govt Body Slams Poor Research – 1 May 2014

RT logoA new report by Environment Canada, a governmental body, admits there is too little scientific information on the effects of hydraulic fracturing on the environment and human health.

The report by 14 international experts was compiled at the request of Environment Canada to consider the pollution impacts of the exploration and extraction of Canada’s shale gas resources.

Unlike the United States, which has seen an explosion of shale gas development, fracking in Canada has moved at a much slower pace.The authors note that this gives the country an opportunity to develop shale gas resources responsibly.

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Aisha North – The Manuscript Of Survival – Part 414 – 1 May 2014

AishaNorthAs many of you have already noticed, the wheels keep turning faster and faster now, and the engine of change has been put into a brand new gear. This engine of change is indeed a formidable piece of machinery, and that is because all of the components of this machine are alive. And you count as perhaps the most vital parts of this machinery, and when we say vital, we do mean that in every connotation of the word. For this living machine, this powerful creation that in turn creates the New is in fact nothing more than a conglomeration of souls, some of them inhabiting a physical body, such as yours, while others exist on the etheric plane. And together, you make up a huge and complex army of co-workers, all connected together in such a way, that no matter how hard any single one of the components tries to hold back because of fear, this cannot stop the continuation of this whole operation. Continue reading