In a stunning reversal, world renowned pediatric gastroenterologist Prof. John Walker-Smith won his appeal against the United Kingdom’s General Medical Council regulatory board that had ruled against both him and Andrew Wakefield for their roles in the 1998 Lancet MMR paper, which raised questions about a link to autism.
The science backing selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, as an effective remedy for increasing serotonin levels in the brain and helping depression sufferers achieve mental "balance" is entirely nonexistent, warns a prominent psychiatrist in a new peer-reviewed editorial published in the esteemed British Medical Journal (BMJ).
Professor David Healy, head of the Hergest psychiatry unit at the North Wales-based Ysbyty Gwynedd Hospital in the U.K., says the entire premise behind SSRIs and how they supposedly work is "based on a myth." Healy warns that the drugs, which have been linked to provoking both suicidal and homicidal tendencies in some users, have never been scientifically shown to balance anything in the brain.
National Geographic cites: “A recent study says we can expect the oceans to rise between 2.5 and 6.5 feet by 2100, enough to swamp many of the cities along the U.S. East Coast. More dire estimates, including a complete meltdown of the Greenland ice sheet, push sea level rise to 23 feet, enough to submerge London.”
National Geographic used to go actual places, and take actual photographs of the local wildlife and topless girls. The magazine served a useful purpose at that time. But those days are gone – as National Geographic has become just another climate propaganda magazine.
Five weeks from the summer solstice, Greenland is buried in snow, and temperatures on the ice sheet are 45 degrees below zero.
Greenland’s surface has gained 500 billion tons of ice over the past winter.
The melt season in Greenland normally starts in mid-April, but this year is nearly a month late.
Greenland is not melting down. National Geographic is lying to their readers. But Greenland wasn’t always like that. Seventy years ago, Greenland actually was very warm and melting down.
National Geographic doesn’t report this, and NASA has made the 1940’s warmth disappear. By altering the temperature data.
If they are going to do sci-fi, National Geographic and NASA could at least do something entertaining.
PEER has received reports concerning USDA scientists ordered to retract studies, water down findings, remove their name from authorship and endure long indefinite delays in approving publication of papers that may be controversial. Moreover, [USDA] scientists who are targeted by [big-Ag] industry complaints find themselves subjected to disruptive investigations, disapprovals of formerly routine requests, disciplinary actions over petty matters and intimidation from [USDA] supervisors focused on pleasing ‘stakeholders’.
In a separate PEER petition to the USDA, we find this statement:
“The USDA Scientific Integrity Policy actively enables [USDA] agency managers to suppress and alter scientific work products for their policy implications, regardless of their technical merit. It also appears clear that agribusiness interests, such as Monsanto Corporation, have access to top [USDA] agency managers and are invited to lodge complaints and concerns about the published work of [USDA] agency scientists. Significantly, the [USDA] Policy lacks any mechanism to effectively challenge this political manipulation of science.”
Forbes wrote:Updated data from NASA satellite instruments reveal the Earth’s polar ice caps have not receded at all since the satellite instruments began measuring the ice caps in 1979. Since the end of 2012, moreover, total polar ice extent has largely remained above the post-1979 average. The updated data contradict one of the most frequently asserted global warming claims – that global warming is causing the polar ice caps to recede.
"Everyone should know that most cancer research is largely a fraud, and that the major cancer research organisations are derelict in their duties to the people who support them." -- Linus Pauling, Ph.D, two time Nobel Prize winner in chemistry and one of the founders of quantum chemistry and molecular biology.
It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of the New England Journal of Medicine." -- Dr. Marcia Angell
A major survey of federal government scientists commissioned by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) has found that 90% feel they are not allowed to speak freely to the media about the work they do and that, faced with a departmental decision that could harm public health, safety or the environment, nearly as many (86%) would face censure or retaliation for doing so.
USA Today wrote:Since when do the mainstream news media, in a country that worships at the altar of capitalism and the free market, launch a coordinated attack against a company for selling a product consumers want? When that company dares to cross the powerful biotech industry. How else to explain the unprecedented negative coverage of Chipotle, merely because the successful restaurant chain.
The biotech industry has a long history of discrediting scientists who challenge the safety of GMOs. That intimidation campaign worked well until consumers connected the dots between GMO foods (and the toxic chemicals used to grow them) and health concerns. Once consumers demanded labels on GMO foods, the biotech industry responded with a multimillion dollar public relations campaign.
Yet despite spending millions to influence the media, and millions more to prevent laws requiring labels on products the industry claims are safe, Monsanto has lost the hearts and minds of consumers. The latest polls show that 93 percent of Americans support mandatory labeling of GMO foods.
Chipotle has made a sound business decision, which has forced the biotech industry to stoop to a new low: vilifying businesses. Sadly, the mainstream media appear all too happy (manipulated?) to go along with the attack.
Only in the U.S. does the biotech industry wield such power, which is arguably having a negative effect on the free market. Take McDonald’s. In the U.S., the fast-food chain is in trouble. In Britain (and other countries), where McDonald’s is GMO-free, it is profitable.
In March, 17 leading cancer researchers concluded that glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, widely used on GMO crops, is a “probable” carcinogen. In 1985, Environmental Protection Agency scientists drew the same conclusion. According to hundreds of scientists worldwide, there is no consensus on the safety of GMO foods.
A growing number of consumers don’t want GMO foods. Chipotle is responding to that demand. Biotech’s attack on Chipotle is an act of desperation. The mainstream media’s complicity is a failure of the institution of journalism.
The CIA will no longer allow climate change scientists to access data from spy satellites and submarines in order to study global warming. Prior to the announcement, scientists could study global warming data in extreme detail thanks to a program, called MEDEA — Measurement of Earth Data for Environmental Analysis. Now the CIA is shutting down the program, saying that there is no longer a need to study the implications of climate change.
The CIA says that it will use external experts occasionally on the subject, but will no longer provide constant access to its “extremely accurate and rare data.” This comes on the heels of President Obama calling climate change “an immediate risk to national security,” in a commencement address to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. The administration has continually focused on the fact that global warming poses international threats and, according to Mother Jones, has “emphasized the need for the country’s national security agencies to study and confront the issue.”
Cutting off access to this type of data raises many concerns, particularly at a time when scientists require more data to deal with climate change issues, not less. Under the MEDEA program, CIA participated in various important projects, a CIA spokesperson explained in a statement. “These projects have been completed and CIA will employ these research results and engage external experts as it continues to evaluate the national security implications of climate change.”
The program was originally launched by George. H.W. Bush’s presidency and then shut down by George W. Bush’s administration. The Obama administration re-launched the program in 2010, hoping to provide security clearances to about 60 climate scientists. Those scientists were able to access classified information that could prove useful for researching climate change and tracking environmental changes that could have national security implications. Francesco Femia, co-director of the Center for Climate and Security, said we will now have a “blind spot that prevents us from adequately protecting the United States.”
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