Shedding Light in the Darkness

Monsanto & Bayer & World Domination


Concerns are being raised about German drug and crop chemical maker Bayer $66 billion takeover of U.S. seed giant Monsanto. The proposed merger will likely face an intense and lengthy regulatory process in the United States, Canada, Brazil, the European Union and elsewhere. If the deal closes, it will create a company commanding more than a quarter of the combined world market for seeds and pesticides. Read more of this post

Not So “Smart Houses”


In an alarming experiment the BBC had seven hackers in the form of penetration testers test out the security of a “smart house” full of “smart” devices connected to the Internet of Things; devices like a net-connected oven, a Blu-ray DVD player, a wireless electrical outlet plug, a baby monitor, an Internet-viewable web cam and Sonos speakers to name but a few. The result – a security disaster waiting to happen, a “haunted house of hacking horrors.” Read more of this post

Fukushima & 600 Tons of Missing Highly Radioactive Molten Core

fuku929416173950454367_nThe operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant revealed that 600 tons of reactor fuel melted during the disaster, and the location of the highly radioactive blobs remains a mystery. Tokyo Electric Power Company’s chief of decommissioning at Fukushima, Naohiro Masuda, told Australia’s ABC TV that the company hoped to pinpoint the position of the fuel and begin removing by 2021.  Read more of this post

GMO Propaganda From Nobel Laureates


In a  propaganda stunt more than 100 Nobel laureates signed a letter attacking Greenpeace’s opposition to GMOs and blaming the organization for preventing the introduction of genetically engineered Golden Rice.  The letter asked Greenpeace to cease its efforts to block introduction of the rice that supporters say could reduce Vitamin-A deficiencies causing blindness and death in children in the developing world. Read more of this post

Trump, Totalitarianism & Putin


“The man has very strong control over a country,” Trump just announced about Vladimir Putin. “It’s a very different system and I don’t happen to like the system, but certainly in that system, he’s been a leader. Far more than our president has been a leader.” Trump went on to quote an April 2016 poll showing 82% of Russians approve of the Putin’s job as the Russian president. Read more of this post

Could Future Wireless Communications Be Harmful?

future845000-Ver1-1A new research project by New Zealand’s Massey University is focusing on the electromagnetic radiation from future generations of communication devices like mobile phones and laptops, to assess their effect on human health. It will investigate any adverse effects of electromagnetic radiation to human health caused by 5G networks. The project “Analysing Harmful Electromagnetic Exposure due to Future Millimeter Wave Transmissions” is funded by the Lottery Health Research Fund and will be carried out over 2016-2017. Read more of this post

Repelling Mosquitoes with Essential Oils


Researchers tested 23 essential oils for their mosquito-repelling properties, specifically against Aedes Aegypti. Three essential oils outperformed the rest: litsea, geranium and rosewood oils. The results are published in the September 2016 issue of Journal of Arthropod-Borne Diseases. Read more of this post

Spiritual Humor For The Day


A Buddhist monk leaned over to another and quietly asked, “Are you not thinking what I’m not thinking?” Read more of this post

Bringing Dead Brains Back to Life


Two US biotech companies have been given the green light to see if it is possible to regenerate the brains of dead people. Bioquark Inc., in collaboration with Revita Life Sciences, has been given ethical permission by US health authorities to recruit 20 patients who have been declared clinically dead from a traumatic brain injury to test whether parts of their central nervous system (CNS) can be brought back to life. Read more of this post

More Big Pharma Price Gouging

epipenq0kiyqebdf95pvrnnhmzThe seedy world of pharmaceutical company excess has a new culprit in the headlines – Mylan, makers of the EpiPen. These leeches have drastically raised the price of their life saving allergy device from $56 for a single dose in 2007 to around $600 for two doses today in the U.S. (photo – President Obama signing the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act) Read more of this post