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Monthly Archives: December 2016

How Media Controls The Message – The Real Fake News


In this time of “fake news” headlines, here are some excerpts from revealing accounts by award-winning journalists in the book “Into the Buzzsaw: Leading Journalists Expose the Myth of a Free Press” published in 2004, which revealed major media corruption. Publishers Weekly: In this illuminating anthology, editor Borjesson succinctly explains the journalist’s predicament: “The buzzsaw is what can rip through you when you try to investigate or expose anything this country’s large institutions be they corporate or government want kept under wraps.” Read more of this post

When Nuclear Power Fails


Japan has finally agreed to scrap an experimental fast-breeder nuclear reactor that drained government finances for decades.  Government ministers decided to decommission the trouble-plagued “Monju” reactor. It has cost Japan about 1 trillion yen ($8.5 billion) while operating only 250 days since it started up 22 years ago, due to continuing problems. The reactor was named after the Buddhist deity of wisdom (Manjusri in Tibetan Buddhism). Read more of this post

GMO Studies & Conflicts of Interest

gmo-254539_1280Researchers have found that a large share of scientific studies on genetically modified (GM) crops were tainted by conflicts of interest, mostly because of having an employee of a GM producing company as one of the authors or having received funding from the company. Read more of this post

Hafiz for the Dawn of 2017

persian-809945_1280I have learned so much from God that I can no longer call myself a Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim, a Buddhist, a Jew. Read more of this post

Sugar Industry Propaganda Study


A new study funded by food companies challenges recommendations by public health officials for people to cut sugar consumption, saying there is no clear link between consumption of added sugar and health effects. “Guidelines on dietary sugar do not meet criteria for trustworthy recommendations and are based on low-quality evidence,” said Bradley Johnston of The Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute, one of the co-authors in an article published in the Annals of Internal Medicine (AIM). Read more of this post

Aluminum & Alzheimer’s


Open up the Alzheimer’s Association web site and you’ll find a series of myths about the disease such as, Myth 4: Drinking out of aluminum cans or cooking in aluminum pots and pans can lead to Alzheimer’s disease. It goes on to spell out – Reality: During the 1960s and 1970s, aluminum emerged as a possible suspect in Alzheimer’s. This suspicion led to concern about exposure to aluminum through everyday sources such as pots and pans, beverage cans, antacids and antiperspirants. Since then, studies have failed to confirm any role for aluminum in causing Alzheimer’s. Wrong.

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Hawaii State Government Wakes Up To It’s Pesticide Problem

spraying-pesticides-on-fieldThe state is finally taking some first steps to address  concerns about pesticide drift from large agri-chemical company operations in Hawaii. In a joint press statement, the Hawaii Departments of Health and Agriculture described several initiatives recommended by the state/county sponsored Joint Fact Finding Group Report. Read more of this post

Maui’s Lahaina – Tourists & Sacred Sites

hula_dancers_possibly_from_king_kalakauas_court_hawaii_ca-_1885_pp-32-9a-035 “You can leave it all behind and sail to Lahaina
just like the missionaries did, so many years ago
They even brought a neon sign: “Jesus is coming”
Brought the white man’s burden down
Brought the white man’s reign” – The Eagles “The Last Resort” Read more of this post

The End of the American Dream?


In a Truthout interview with Noam Chomsky, the celebrated linguist describes how economic inequality in the US has reached an unprecedented level. “The inequality in the contemporary period is almost unprecedented. If you look at total inequality, it ranks amongst the worse periods of American history,” he says. Read more of this post

Nuclear Bomb Testing & Falling IQs

fallout-shelter-1024x922Wondering what was causing a decline in learning and reading abilities of young American students born in the 1950s, physicist Dr. Ernest Sternglass wondered if radioactive fallout from nuclear bomb testing was the culprit. A Professor of Radiology, specializing in radiological physics, at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School, and Adjunct Professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at Indiana University, Bloomington, Sternglass began investigating his hypothesis. Read more of this post