Sunday, November 17, 2019

EPA air pollution regulations discovered to be based on fraudulent data FAKED by rogue scientists 25 years ago

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by Isabelle Z. , Natural News:

A researcher claims that he has found evidence that one of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) most successful and trusted air pollution rules is based on a study that is full of “data fabrication and falsification.”

The veteran toxicologist, Albert Donnay, told the Daily Caller about the problems in a 1989 study that the EPA commissioned into the health effects of carbon monoxide. That report led to 25 years of regulations, not to mention billions of dollars in catalytic converter expenses for cars.

Donnay told the Daily Caller that the EPA scientists claimed to find an effect where none existed and that they fabricated the methods that gave them these results. Essentially, he believes that the study was spun to give the EPA the results they wanted, adding that “They reported results that could not have come from human beings.”

The 1989 study was given “primary consideration” by the EPA in making several important decisions. It was compiled by the Health Effects Institute (HEI) after an earlier study had been found to rely on fabricated data. Donnay believes that the EPA was acting to get the same results that the original fraudulent study had obtained.

Donnay says the HEI study, which was funded by the EPA and the automotive industry, is filled with fraud and needs to be investigated. In the study, human carbon monoxide levels were tested on men who had coronary artery disease. The researchers measured how long the men could exercise before succumbing to angina after carbon monoxide exposure.

They found that low levels of carbon monoxide made angina worse during the exercise, and the EPA used it to support its carbon monoxide standard. The study also played a key role in a 2011 review of carbon monoxide regulations. The $2.5 million study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, HEI Research Reports, and Environmental Health Perspectives.

Reanalysis found intentional scientific fraud

Donnay said he reanalyzed the study after a court ruled against environmentalists who challenged the EPA’s decision on carbon monoxide. He had trouble obtaining the raw data used in the study after the president of the HEI told him that it had been “discarded” in 2008 because no one had questioned the results. By piecing together information from the three journals in which the study was published and a 1985 HEI annual report, he was able to gain a better insight into the findings of the study.

He uncovered considerable evidence that the HEI study contained intentional scientific fraud. He told the Daily Caller that two different sets of results had been printed in different publications without any acknowledgment or explanation of the variation.

 

North Korea On Standby To Launch At Mainland US

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by Mac Slavo , shtfplan:

According to state run propaganda media, North Korea is on standby to launch a missile at the mainland United States.  Responding to President Donald Trump’s recent warnings to the rogue regime in this manner has just flung tensions to heights never seen – not even during the Cold War.

North Korea took its turn Saturday to raise tensions in the back-and-forth escalation toward war with President Trump and the United States.  The state-run newspaper said that North Korean dictator Kim Jung Un’s revolutionary army is “capable of fighting any war the U.S. wants.”  The same newspaper also noted that the Paektusan army is now “on the standby to launch fire into its mainland, waiting for an order of final attack.” Unfortunately, it is possible that we will witness World War 3 and these heightened tensions between the U.S. and North Korea could be the catalyst.

The editorial also stated that the United States “finds itself in an ever worsening dilemma, being thrown into the grip of extreme security unrest by the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea). This is tragi-comedy of its own making. … If the Trump administration does not want the American empire to meet its tragic doom in its tenure, they had better talk and act properly.”  Pretty big talk for a small country run by a chubby dictator. And unfortunately, it won’t help stop the progression toward war; it was simply yet another provocation.

The editorial appears to be in response to a series of comments made by President Trump in recent days, most recently Friday that the United States is “locked and loaded.”  The president’s comments are in response to Kim threatening a missile attack on U.S. territory of Guam.  So far, the back and forth tensions have been heightened by continued military drills between the U.S. and South Korea, and North Korea’s insistence on obtaining a nuclear weapon that can strike the mainland United States.  These wars of words will do nothing to calm the nerves of innocents caught in the crossfire of nuclear war.

Professor: Here is Why Eco-Friendly Light Bulbs are Causing Headaches

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by Mike Barrett , Natural Society:

A professor of psychiatry at the University of Essex in the U.K. claims LED light bulbs, which have become commonplace since the federal government began to steer buyers away from incandescent bulbs in 2007, are causing headaches, pain, and dizziness. [1]

Arnold Wilkins says LED lights dim by 100{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}, which means they turn on and off hundreds of times a second. Most people don’t notice the constant flickering, but in some people, it can cause nasty symptoms within just 20 minutes of turning them on.  [1] [2]

Wilkins says:

“We know from earlier work on fluorescent lighting that even though the flicker is too fast to be visible, it remains a likely health hazard. In 1989, my colleagues and I compared fluorescent lighting that flickered 100 times a second with lights that appeared the same but didn’t flicker. We found that office workers were half as likely on average to experience headaches under the non-flickering lights.

No similar study has yet been performed for LED lights. But because LED flickering is even more pronounced, with the light dimming by 100{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} rather than the roughly 35{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of fluorescent lamps, there’s a chance that LEDs could be even more likely to cause headaches. At best, it’s likely to put some people off using LED bulbs because of the annoying, distracting effect of the flickering, which we know can be detected during saccades.” [1]

Source: Energy Gain UK

The flickering can cause headaches, pain, and dizziness by disrupting movement control of the eyes, which forces the brain to work harder. Previous research suggested that flickering LED bulbs may double a person’s chances of developing a headache. [2]

Wilkins says that many people have started avoiding purchasing the lights because of the side effects.

“People do not like the flicker, it can make them feel dizzy and unwell after about 20 minutes, and can produce disturbing anomalies of perception, such as seeing multiple images of the lamp, every time you move your eyes rapidly.”

In 2007, under the Obama administration, Congress passed the Energy Independence and Security Act, a sweeping reform bill that the federal government used to phase out most incandescent light bulbs. The bill was signed into law by President George W. Bush. [1]

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Stocks and Precious Metals Charts – We’ll Meet Again

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from jessescrossroadscafe:

“Many people think of our times as being the last before the end of the world. The evidence of horror all around us makes this seem possible.

But isn’t that an idea of only minor importance? Doesn’t every human being, no matter which era he lives in, always have to reckon with being accountable to God at any moment? Can I know whether I’ll be alive tomorrow morning?

A bomb could destroy all of us tonight. And then my guilt would not be one bit less than if I perished together with the earth and the stars.”

Sophie Scholl, Munich, 1942

The markets caught a whiff of fear, and the air started quickly coming out of the excess liquidity fueled bubbles in financial assets.

Gold and silver caught a bid in a pretty clear ‘flight to safety’ trade.

But at the same time the drops in the markets were long expected and fairly controlled, despite the hike in the VIX which we also saw today.

The wiseguy rally into the close in equities yesterday had me laughing a bit. I went into today fairly short stocks and very long gold and even some silver.

I only mention the short stocks positions to let you know that I took most of them off into the close. I don’t like to hang on to these leveraged index shorts for very long.

We *might* have more downside action in stocks coming. That is pretty much up to the latest from Twitter Dum and the Kim Chi Kid.

How to Build Your Own Society Starts Here

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from Daily Bell:

Dale Brown realized decades ago that if he wanted to help secure the most dangerous neighborhoods in Detroit, he had to appeal to building owners’ wallets, not their humanity. They can make more money when people don’t get murdered in their neighborhoods. Dale’s company makes money training people to de-escalate situations for non-violent outcomes.

Joe Quirk announced that the Seastead he is helping build in French Polynesia has been declared legal and beneficial by a third party French law firm. The project will also include 100 acres of beachfront property administered under the same special laws as the floating island.

Michael Castle Miller is excited about progress in Jordan in helping refugees. It is not about confining them to camps or giving them handouts. The way to help is by giving them the freedom to work and organize their lives. Refugee Cities finds solutions for hundreds of thousands of people displaced by war and poverty in their home countries.

These are a few of the people who spoke yesterday at the San Francisco Startup Societies Summit. The Startup Societies partnered with D10e to deliver a conference connecting the foremost thinkers and doers creating the governing structures of the future.

Governing can be done better. We need experimentation to see what works and what doesn’t. That is what connects everyone in this room.

Click here to watch the live feed of today’s speakers!

D10e is about unity through decentralization. We don’t need to be a forced into a group in order to work together. They host conferences around the world bringing together the movers of the blockchain and cryptocurrency worlds.

 

Manager of World’s Largest Hedge Fund Says Buy Gold

by Peter Schiff, SchiffGold:

Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio said investors should buy gold.

Bridgewater manages about $160 billion in assets according to its website, and ranks as the worlds largest hedge fund.

In a LinkedIn post, Dalio wrote, “prospective risks are now rising and do not appear appropriately priced in.” He specifically cited geopolitical tensions, especially the war of words between North Korea and the United states, and the looming deadline for Congress to raise the debt ceiling.

 

The emerging risks appear more political than economic, which makes them especially challenging to price in. Most immediately, during the calm of the August vacation season, we are seeing 1) two confrontational, nationalistic, and militaristic leaders playing chicken with each other, while the world is watching to see which one will be caught bluffing, or if there will be a hellacious war, and 2) the odds of Congress failing to raise the debt ceiling (leading to a technical default, a temporary government shutdown, and increased loss of faith in the effectiveness of our political system) rising. It’s hard to bet on such things, one way or another, so the best that one can do is be neutral to such possibilities.”

Dalio said he is “humble” when it comes to assessing political matters and didn’t make any predictions about particular events. But he emphasized the importance of staying liquid, diversified. and not becoming overly exposed to to any particular economic outcome.

We can also say that if the above things go badly, it would seem that gold (more than other safe haven assets like the dollar, yen, and treasuries) would benefit, so if you don’t have 5-10{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of your assets in gold as a hedge, we’d suggest that you relook at this. Don’t let traditional biases, rather than an excellent analysis, stand in the way of you doing this.”

The price of gold has surged as investors seek safe-haven amidst increasing geopolitical tensions. Gold was up about 1{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} this week and hit a 2-month high. Pres. Trump promised “fire and fury” if North Korea continues its threatening posture. The next day, he doubled down saying his warning wasn’t strong enough.

Commodities expert Dennis Gartman echoed Dalio sentiments during an interview on CNBC saying, “gold is about to break out on the upside strongly.” He advised having 10 to 15{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of your portfolio in gold.

One never knows when geopolitical risks will arise. One never knows when something untoward will happen economically. So yes, you should have some part of your portfolio in [gold]. I think you should have a tad bit more than 5 or 10{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} at this point. The stock market looks a little vulnerable. The geopolitical circumstances are getting worse and worse. So, I think you probably need to bring that up to 10 to 15{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}, rather than 5 to 10.”

Gartman not only expressed concern about the saber rattling between the US and North Korea, but also inflationary pressures, and the fact that monetary authorities have been expanding supply reserves.

In an interview on RT, Peter Schiff also emphasized that it’s important to look beyond the political crisis of the day, and that we need to keep our eye on the Federal Reserve.

At some point, I do expect people to embrace gold. Not necessarily because of the geopolitical aspect, but because of the inflationary aspects, because people realize these fiat currencies  are going to lose a lot of purchasing power, that a lot of central banks are stuck at the zero bound, and even if they raise interest rates slightly, they’re going to lower them back down, and they keep doing quantitative easing. So, I think people will be drawn back to gold for the monetary properties it has had for centuries.”

Read More @ SchiffGold.com

CNN Is Reporting “the 1{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} Are Bugging Out”-Something Evil This Way Comes

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by Dave Hodges, The Common Sense Show:

50{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of the Silicone Valley billionaire elite are building underground bunkers and their numbers are growing exponentially. Why? What do they know that we don’t? Bankers are leaving the country. Many of our leaders have escape plans that have leaked out (i.e. Dick Cheney). CNN reported 3 days ago that the 1{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} billionaires are bugging out.

Relevant Background to the Elite Bugging Out

A migration to underground hideouts began almost 5 years ago in earnest for members of the alphabet soup agency retirees. I knew one of these “refugees” personally and he pointed to 2015 as the time when he anticipated that all hell was going to break loose. I wrote an article about the defection of my FEMA contact, his family and like-minded individuals from FEMA and DHS,  almost five years ago.

Pastor Lindsay Williams sent me an email regarding a survival tip for the difficult times ahead. Pastor Williams has been a guest on my show several times and I sent him back an email asking when he would like to come back on my show. He responded that he has stopped doing interviews. His message indicated it is almost time to stop talking and to start preparing for some very dark days.

How do I know?  Some of my very best contacts have told me that it is time to stop warning the people, because it is now time to start hiding from the wrong people. My initial reaction is to not believe them, but there are too many well-placed sources to not take this advice seriously.

Jim Marrs Saw the Warning on the Wall Five Years Ago

I first became aware of the elite bugging out in an interview on The Common Sense Show, the late Jim Marrs discussed how approximately 400-500 top level bankers have left their positions and have gone into seclusion. Marrs reminded my listening audience of how the elite have developed seed vaults which only they have access to. Marrs was clearly alluding to the fact that some very bad events are coming and the global elite are aware of it and are moving to meet the threat.  I have firsthand knowledge of four ex-fed officials and their families who have relocated to safety enclaves when doing so was very disruptive to their respective family’s lives. Increasingly, it is looking like some major event(s) is/are coming and persons with insider information are attempting to remove themselves from harm’s way.

Another media friend of mine, Paul Martin, of Revolution Radio, has been repeatedly telling me that several key contacts of his from the various alphabet soup agencies as well as the military have, or are, leaving the country in anticipation of what is coming. In the past several months, I have had a number of phone calls from media people who are telling me that their sources are repeating the same mantra, or they are just dropping off of  the radar.

Silicone Valley

Two months ago, I raised the question on why Silicone Valley executives are going underground. The rate is increasing exponentially as 50{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of the Silicone Valley billionaire elite are building underground bunkers. Why? What do they know that we don’t?

Here is what they these people know, they cavort with the military industrial complex, therefore, they have inside track to this kind of information.  We should all be a little bit more than worried. Here’s a recap of what I previously reported in this ever-increasing trend.

Tomorrow, I will be publishing some globalist population projections with regard to the United States and the information is terrifying.

Even Fake News CNN Is Reporting That the 1{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} Billionaires Are Preparing for the “Apocalypse”

As reported by CNN:

“…Many of the world’s elite, including hedge fund managers, sports stars and tech executives (Bill Gates is rumored to have bunkers at all his properties) have chosen to design their own secret shelters to house their families and staff.

Gary Lynch, general manager of Texas-based Rising S Company, says 2016 sales for their custom high-end underground bunkers grew 700{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} compared to 2015, while overall sales have grown 300{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} since the November US presidential election alone…”

When the mainstream is reporting what has previously been denied, we need to ask ourselves what is coming?

Read More @ TheCommonSenseShow.com

Researchers May Have Found A Way To Beat HIV, And It All Stems From Cows

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by Brianna Acuesta, True Activist:

Cows may be the answer to something that’s not related to food.

The continued existence of cattle around the world can be pinned on humans’ need to consume them, whether that’s by using their milk or eating their meat. Besides this primary function, and the fact that they can rapidly eat grass, there doesn’t seem to be a huge need for cows otherwise, save for companionship. However, researchers may have just found another complex purpose for these sturdy creatures that has nothing to do with food but everything to do with health.

If you’re not familiar with HIV or are unsure why it’s so difficult to control, here’s the breakdown: the Human Immunodeficiency Virus infects a specific white blood cell that is built to attack viruses, making it not only difficult to detect the virus but nearly impossible to attack. On the off chance that a human’s immune system is able to create antibodies to defeat the virus, which has been observed before, it takes years for this to happen and by then the virus has already evolved so much that it can overcome the antibodies. As a result, the best response to HIV are bNAbs, or broadly neutralising antibodies, which can attack multiple forms of virus at once.

“From the early days of the epidemic, we have recognized that HIV is very good at evading immunity, so exceptional immune systems that naturally produce broadly neutralizing antibodies to HIV are of great interest – whether they belong to humans or cattle,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Researchers turned to cows after recognizing that a complex immune and digestive system might be the key to combatting the virus. Since cattle have a ruminant digestive system that allows grass to sit for a period of time in order to ferments, scientists knew that their systems are riddled with hostile bacteria that they deal with on a daily basis. They decided to test the animals to see if they already contained or could produce the necessary antibodies to defeat HIV and its rapidity.

For the experiment, injected 117 calves with the virus antigens and tested them regularly to see how their bodies responded. Since HIV is not natural to cattle, as it started as a virus for primates that mutated to attack human cells, their bodies would have to produce an all new response to the infection. The results were “mind-blowing,” as researchers said, as the cattle began producing bNAbs to fight the virus within weeks.

“The response blew our minds,” Dr. Devin Sok, one of the researchers, told BBC News. “It was just insane how good it looked. In humans, it takes three to five years to develop the antibodies we’re talking about. This is really important because we hadn’t been able to do it period. Who would have thought cow biology was making a significant contribution to HIV?”

Read More @ TrueActivist.com

Tom Woods: What I Learned from Murray Rothbard

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from Mises Media:

This week’s episode features Tom Woods’ opening lecture at Mises University 2017. Tom shares his experiences meeting Murray Rothbard, how Murray shaped Tom’s intellectual development, plus some valuable lessons for us all.