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Bolivian water crisis as glaciers vanish

Bolivia has declared a state of emergency as climate impacts shrink glaciers and leave cities without water.

SÃO PAOLO, 26 November, 2016 − The government of Bolivia, a landlocked country in the heart of South America, has been forced to declare a state of emergency as it faces its worst drought for at least 25 years.

Much of the water supply to La Paz, the highest capital city in the world, and the neighbouring El Alto, Bolivia’s second largest city, ...

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New Nordic Cochrane Centre Complaint Destroying HPV ‘Safe and Effective’ Narrative

Complaint Destroying HPV ‘Safe and Effective’ Narrative

Piece by piece the foundation and historical legacy of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine is fast approaching the reality anticipated by former pharmaceutical industry physician with Gardasil manufacturers Merck when he stated in 2014, “I predict that Gardasil will become the greatest medical scandal of all times…” 

In Europe, the ‘safe and effective’ HPV misinformation appears to have run its course. Receiving no coverage by ...

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Almost No Children In France Are Medicated For ADHD: This Is How They Define & Treat It

The French do not recognize ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) rejecting the idea that medicines that are usually prescribed for the condition are at all helpful.

Another difference is that the French tend not to raise their children on the additive-laced food that parents in the U.S so, coincidence?

These two very different cultures have different ADHD levels in children, in America the rate is 19 percent, and in France, it’s .5% – a half of a percent. For that half percent, ...

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AI & Biotech: Striking a Technological Balance of Power

November 26, 2016 (Tony Cartalucci – LocalOrg) – During World War 2, nations desperately raced to harness the atom. The United State ultimately won that race, and during their victory lap – being the sole nation to possess nuclear weapons – used them against their enemy Japan – twice.

Tens of thousands of lives were extinguished in the blink of an eye and Japan, already a defeated nation, submitted absolutely to US hegemony which would prevail both over Japan and most ...

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DAVID ROSEN – Perversions of Power: Trump’s Hedonism vs Pence’s Puritanism

Since the nation’s founding there’s been a peculiar tension between the president and the vice president.  This tension was first established in 1796 when John Adams became president and Thomas Jefferson the vp.  The two men could not have been more different.  Adams was a Northern Federalist, pro-British and morally upright, puritanically married to Abagail; Jefferson was a Southern Democratic-Republican, pro-French and worldly, intimately involved with his slave, Sally Hemings, with whom they had four surviving children who he set ...

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Washington Post Disgracefully Promotes a McCarthyite Blacklist From a New, Hidden, and Very Shady Group

THE WASHINGTON POST on Thursday night promoted the claims of a new, shadowy organization that smears dozens of U.S. news sites that are critical of U.S. foreign policy as being “routine peddlers of Russian propaganda.” The article by reporter Craig Timberg — headlined “Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say” — cites a report by an anonymous website calling itself PropOrNot, which claims that millions of Americans have been deceived this year in a massive Russian “misinformation campaign.”

The group’s ...

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Frank Clemente – 6 Worst Things About Trump Tax Plan

On the campaign trail, Donald Trump promised the biggest tax cuts since the Reagan era and proposed reforms that would drastically increase our country’s already extreme levels of inequality. Now theRepublican-controlled Congress is considering ramming through tax reforms in the first half of 2017, using a “fast-pass” process called reconciliation that requires just 51 votes in the senate. If Trump’s plan becomes the blueprint for this reform, these would be the six worst features.

2. Slashes corporate tax rates by nearly 60 percent—from 35 percent to 15 percent — losing $2.6 ...

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Alexandra Rosenmann – Anthropologist: Why the Collapse of Mayan Civilization Could Resemble What We Are in for as Donald Trump Takes Office

The Mayan civilization is famous for its collapse, but could something similar happen in the near future? At least one expert on the region says yes.

American anthropologist and archeologist Arthur Andrew Demarest has studied Mesopotamia for nearly four decades. And while pundits ponder the collapse of the two-party system, Demarest insists Americans should think bigger.

“Almost all civilizations collapse, especially complex ones,” he told Bloomberg in an “Odd Lots” podcast two weeks after the election. “The broadest pattern is that the strengths ...

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Jon Queally – Warning of Global Havoc as Possible Arctic ‘Tipping Points’ Pile Up

What is happening in the Arctic will not stay in the Arctic.

In an ominous (though not hopeless) report published Friday, researchers warn that as many as 19 various ‘tipping points’ could be triggered by the increasingly warm temperatures in the world’s northern polar region.

The Arctic Resilience Report, produced under the auspices of the Arctic Council by an international team of researchers from multiple institutes and universities, is the first comprehensive assessment of its kind, looking at the unique ...

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Rev. Billy Talen – Standing Rock: A Moment of Clarity for Progressive Activists

Earth-force meets money-force at Standing Rock. I’m so relieved I’m here. It scares me to think that I might have missed this.

We get up at dawn. Four hundred people walk slowly in a light snow to the river by the camp. A teacher is talking. His headdress is a crisscrossing of long, narrow feathers. He is of the Havasupai, the people who live by the blue-green waterfalls at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. He calls out across the river. ...

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