from Truthstream Media :
by Steve Watson ,infowars.com:
Senator Rand Paul is advising President Trump on a potential executive order to repeal and replace Obamacare, a move that he says could help millions of Americans who cannot afford skyrocketing premiums.
In interviews with earlier this week, Paul noted that Trump is considering penning an executive order to get the job done, following the failure of Republicans in Congress to pass legislation.
“I just got off the phone with the president, and I think he and I both want to get something done,” Paul said.
“What I’m talking to him about is that I think through executive action, I think he can legalize the health associations that I’ve been talking about.”
Paul says he is planning to have further talks with Trump this week, noting that there is a precedent for the president to take action, given that under the the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, the Executive can decide how private companies provide benefits.
Paul is pushing for so called ‘association health plans,’ which would provide an avenue for Americans to get health more affordable insurance in large groups across state lines.
“It’s the same principle as Wal-Mart,” Paul said. “Wal-Mart can buy in such large bulk that you can get milk for a very reasonable price often just barely above their cost, and they do it because they have such large buying power.”
“I am calling publicly for what I’ve been working on privately for months: the Department of Labor should revise its rules to allow virtually any group to become a group for insurance purposes,” Paul noted.
Each new development inches toward designer babies
by Julie Fidler, http://naturalsociety.com:
A group of scientists in Oregon have edited the genes of human embryos for the first time in the United States, using CRISPR-Cas9, a cut-and-paste gene-editing tool. 
The experiments were conducted by Shoukhrat Mitalipov and colleagues at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. The single-celled embryos Mitalipov edited were discarded after the experiments to ensure they could not become too developed.
Live Science explains how the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing tool works:
“The CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing system is a simple “cut and replace” method for editing precise spots on the genome. CRISPRS are long stretches of DNA that are recognized by molecular “scissors” called Cas9; by inserting CRISPR DNA near target DNA, scientists can theoretically tell Cas9 to cut anywhere in the genome. Scientists can then swap a replacement gene sequence in the place of the snipped sequence. The replacement sequence then gets automatically incorporated into the genome by natural DNA repair mechanisms.”
Source: Daily Mail
CRISPR was used by scientists in China in 2015 to edit several human embryos that had severe defects. Like the scientists in Oregon, the team in China discarded the embryos before they could become too developed.
The Chinese technique led to genetic changes in a few of the embryos, and in a few cases, CRISPR sometimes snipped out the wrong place in the DNA.
by Joe Jarvis, thedailybell.com:
How could The Daily Bell be so clueless and naive about autonomous vehicles? A lot of you pointed out in the comments of a recent article called 5 Huge Benefits of Self Driving Cars, that the government and their media are in favor of anything that takes control away from the individual.
You raised a lot of good points. Among them was a strong theme that since we know the government spies on us, self-driving cars will just add to their knowledge of our whereabouts.
Sure, police won’t be able to pull us over, but they could have the car drive us directly to jail, as one commenter put it.
You are right. The government is engaged in a war on cars. Autonomous vehicles are a piece of that puzzle.
The War on Cars
PragerU points out what car ownership means to Americans culturally. Cars are synonymous with freedom for many Americans, allowing them to spontaneously go wherever they please.
On the other hand, buses, trains, and airlines have pre-planned routes. Somebody controls where public transportation takes you, and it is not always the consumer. The government sees it as their job to shape the citizen to their standards. Getting people to use public transportation validates the need for government services, and increases dependence on government institutions.
There is an inherent freedom on the open road, in being able to pick up and go. The government sees it as their job to crush this freedom. And to them, it doesn’t actually matter how free cars really make you. What matters is destroying the idea of freedom. Don’t encourage them! They seem to think. The battleground is in the mind.
by Patrick J. McShay, http://stateofthenation2012.com:
A lot has happened in the month of July. Jeff Sessions still wants to put Medical Marijuana patients in prison. Crazed, entitled and racist Israeli settlers stormed the Temple Mount murdering and wounding hundreds of unarmed Palestinians. It was a typical confrontation between the Palestinians and the Israeli’s. The Palestinians threw rocks and the Israeli’s retaliated with tear gas, bullets and stun grenades. The corrupt Congress insanely passed new sanctions against Russia for the unproven charge of hacking the DNC and annexing Crimea, even though during the campaign the President appeared to suggest he would recognize Russia’s annexation of Crimea. He also said he would normalize relations with Russia. He has allowed phony accusations of Russian collusion to completely thwart his agenda. The truth is that Crimea decided to side with Russia after the US/NATO/Israeli backed coup that took down the duly elected president of Ukraine, Victor Yanukovych.
The US admittedly spent $5 billion to destabilize Ukraine and support violent and racist groups like the neo Nazi’s who make up the powerful Svoboda Party. Jewish billionaire and admitted WWII Nazi collaborator George Soros has also conceded to spending billions destabilizing Ukraine. Soros billions are currently being used to destabilize America and take down our duly elected President. Jerome Corsi reported that John “Traitor” McCain has been funded by George Soros since 2001.
If history has taught me anything, I would say as an astute observer of the political landscape that Donald Trump is about to get Nixoned or Kennedied by the Deep State. War with Russia and or a collapse of the dollar appears to be right around the corner and despite all those stitches, it appears Traitor John still has a hole in his head. Right after brain surgery McCain, swollen head and all, hopped a red eye back to DC just in time to spoil Mr. Trump’s health care party. McCain’s single vote killed Obamacare repeal, thanks to the 7 Republicans who campaigned to repeal Obamacare but voted with Traitor McCain. I wouldn’t mind if he did it because he knows that Obamacare and Trumpcare are both nothing but a $200 to 300 billion bailout for the Insurance Companies. But as usual, McCain is just doing his global masters bidding as an obstructionist to everything Trump is trying to accomplish.
Traitor McCain also back stabbed his Republican constituents and the voters who put him in office by voting to continue funding Planned Parenthood. He once again was the deciding vote to push through another program he had promised to defund. He helped approve new sanctions against, Iran, North Korea, and Russia. That must have made climbing out of his death bed more than worth it for the insane senator from Arizona. In the past, the European Union countries would have dutifully gone along with additional sanctions but I don’t expect them to take these laying down.
Sanctions against Russia hurt the EU as much or more than they do Russia and the US is in no position financially to make it up to them. Iran is abiding by their agreements with the US so this appears to be collective punishment against the Iranian people. Their controllers in Israel will be pleased. And Unless Trump wants all out war with North Korea he had better understand that diplomacy rather than weekly threats should be made a priority. Diplomacy is the only way forward as North Korea will be much different than laying waste to Syria or Iraq. North Korea boasts an Army of 1.1 million service members and nearly 8 million reserves. They currently have 563 Combat aircraft, 72 Submarines, and they have Nuclear weapons and an effective delivery system.
Another story that has been out there since last year on the internet that finally broke through on the mainstream networks is the arrest and investigation of Democratic National Committee IT Specialist Imran Awan from Pakistan. Mr. Awan, his wife, sister-in-law, his best friend and 2 of his brothers have been working highly paid jobs for a number of Congressman and women including the former head of the DNC Debbie Wasserman-Shultz. The Awan’s were all making around $160,000 per year with Imran’s wife making $168,000. Abbas Awan was 20 years old and had recently been fired from Mcdonald’s when he was hired as an IT Specialist at roughly the salary of a congressional chief of staff. How did these people pass the necessary security background checks? Will we ever get the truth?
There is speculation that the Muslim Brotherhood connected Awan and the Jewish Wasserman-Schultz was having an affair. He was in possession of one of her laptops, had all of her passwords, had access to classified documents and also was sent $100,000 from an Iraqi politician with known ties to Hezbollah. Politico reported that the Awan’s, who rarely ever came into the office, are accused of stealing equipment from House members offices without their knowledge and committing serious, potentially illegal, violations on the House IT network.
As administrators, the Awan’s had access to all of the incoming and outgoing e-mails for every member they worked for. Imran’s brothers and his wife were all fired during the 9-month investigation, but Imran was strangely still working for Wasserman-Shultz right up until smashed computers and hard drives were found in his home, and his arrest for bank fraud less than a week ago at Dulles International Airport while trying to flee the country. Since Awan’s arrest, Wasserman-Shultz has lawyered up and gone into hiding.
Awan has been charged with bank fraud. Sound more like Blackmail and Muslim booty calls to me.Why didn’t Wasserman-Schultz cut him loose back in February when the rest of the Awans were fired? I guess we’ll have to let the investigation play out right? Well maybe not. It was just recently announced that the Prosecutor that will handle this case is Steve Wasserman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz brother. Mr. Awan’s Attorney Chris Gowen has deep ties to the Clinton’s and has worked for both Bill and Hill. On top of all of that, Rod Wheeler the Detective hired by Seth Rich’s family to look into his murder recently said that Imran had the highest level of security and could possibly be behind the so called Russian hacking that the Dem’s have been pushing. In addition, Seth Rich was at a party at a DC bar the night before he was murdered and is standing right behind Imran in a group photo taken that evening. Will there be a real investigation? We will know soon enough.
One has to wonder how many humiliating defeats the vast majority of party members, and prospective party members, are going to accept from the corporate Democratic establishment before they simply toss them out, or form a third party, and encourage the zombie politicians to make it official and take their deals with their Big Money donors and Wall Street.
The EPA’s inspector general has launched an investigation into possible collusion between a former high-ranking EPA official and Monsanto, the maker of RoundUp. 
The probe was initiated in response to a request from Rep. Ted Lieu, a Democrat from California, for an investigation into whether the EPA official colluded with the biotech giant to tilt research on glyphosate in favor of Monsanto’s claim that the chemical does not cause cancer in humans.
This, despite Monsanto having never conducted carcinogenicity studies on RoundUp.
Source: Zero Hedge
Lieu’s request was based on media reports of documents released as part of a lawsuit against Monsanto alleging that glyphosate is carcinogenic and that the company may have spun research and hired scientists to cover it up.
Inspector General Arthur A. Elkins Jr. wrote in a letter he sent to a lawmaker on 31 May, 2017:
“As you are you aware, there is considerable public interest regarding allegations of such collusion. As a result, I have asked the EPA OIG Office of Investigations to conduct an inquiry into several agency review-related matters.” 
In a better world we might expect:
Alas, we live in this world and must realize that:
by Mike Parker, Steemit:
Tired of contributing your life energy to just perpetuate an outdated, unfair, inefficient and sometimes even evil system?
You are definitely not alone and there are definitely some things you can do to lessen your contribution to the status quo, especially as a United States ‘citizen’.
In modern times we’re born into a family through a local hospital, get a birth certificate and social security card, go through the government funded indoctrination system we call public schools and then we’re off into our little slave lives mostly performing what the system wants us to:
Supposedly you can do this. But there are less extreme ways to starve the beast and give an example to your peers
Take steps to make you less tied into the system and to free yourself if you do want to leave altogether – What I mean here is, there’s ways to leave at least the American standard system; live on the road, escape to a more free country in central or south america, become a drain on the system rather than a contributor…here’s some prerequisites that will help you:
A. Reduce your bills – If you have storage units, get rid of things you don’t use. See B.
Cancel gym memberships if you’re not very active, or takeup free weights and/or calisthenics at home. Cancel cable or satellite TV, you can watch many shows on YouTube right now, even 24/7 livestreams of Family Guy and the like are online for free now.
Just look at your bank or credit card bill and see what’s being charged every month. You’d be surprised and what you’re paying for and don’t need or use! If you don’t need some credit cards altogether, cancel those too of course!