Choosing Your Poisons,
In the 1990s the Framingham (Mass.) Heart Study carried out a large and well structured longitudinal observational study of lifestyle, cardiac and stroke events. "Ten years later, scientists found that the adults who had one more diet drink a day were 2.9 times more likely to develop dementia and three times more at risk of strokes compared to those who consumed less than one a week." ASPARTAME!
From April 24 - 26 "Operation Gotham Shield" will tie together Homeland Security, Military, local police and fire departments in New York. http://www.dcclothesline.com/2017/04/21/operation-gotham-shield-u-s-govt-to-simulate-nuke-blast-over-manhattan-as-actual-war-nears/ This coordinated training exercise in the war-on-terror will simulate nuclear blasts over New York. It seems reminiscent of exercises that chanced to happen on 9/11/01. https://truthandshadows.wordpress.com/2010/12/22/war-games-911-exercises-offer-too-many-coincidences/ One is also reminded of terrorist drills active during the 7/7/05 London Bombings. http://www.globalresearch.ca/7-7-mock-terror-drill-what-relationship-to-the-real-time-terror-attacks/821 Hey, that's Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Where are you gonna' be those days?
"The EU is coming apart at the seams" (yeah, well...)
Diana Johnstone raises the real question in this French Presidential Election, that of the National Sovereignty of France. (The French voted 55 to 45 against The EU Constitutional Referendum in May 2005, as did the Dutch, so it got decreed to them anyway as the "Lisbon Treaty", because they had been frightened, confused little people.)
Sputnik has the final countdown to the first round of the French election (The power-lizard-establishment must have their pretty, tongue-flicking lizard, Macron be a first round finalist. They can handle it from there...)
China is building the world's largest nuclear submarine production facility. (Who can blame them?)
The rigging of the Turkish voting for imperial presidency. It needed the final rigging, after the voting ended, of counting all the unverified/unverifiable ballots to give the win to Sultan Erdogan. Excluding 300,000 Kurds from the start was just not going to get it. Some precinct votes voted 100% Erdogan, and in excess of registered voters, and so on. There were irregularities... (President Trump called to congratulate Sultan-Elect Erdogan, but none of the stuffy Europeans did.)
Our State-Corporate Plantation Economy, by Charles Hugh Smith, who did live and work in a plantation economy, and who owes his soul to the company-store, like the rest of us, and is just pointing out exactly what is going on here. Only the elite class can own and control productive assets. The rest of us borrow from them and get paid wages, if we remain compliant and productive. It's global... Are you an asset, or a liability? How's your health?
Robert Parry asks, "Why not a probe of Israel-gate":
The other day, I asked a longtime Democratic Party insider who is working on the Russia-gate investigation which country interfered more in U.S. politics, Russia or Israel. Without a moment’s hesitation, he replied, “Israel, of course.”
Wikileaks Vault 7 release, "Weeping Angel", borrowed from MI-5 turns your Samsung smart TV into a listening device which can store your conversations, and/or send them on to the defenders-of-our-freedoms.
Asked whether it was a priority for the justice department to arrest Assange “once and for all”, Sessions told a press conference in El Paso, Texas, on Thursday: “We are going to step up our effort and already are stepping up our efforts on all leaks. This is a matter that’s gone beyond anything I’m aware of. We have professionals that have been in the security business of the United States for many years that are shocked by the number of leaks and some of them are quite serious.” He added: “So yes, it is a priority. We’ve already begun to step up our efforts and whenever a case can be made, we will seek to put some people in jail.”
"Manhunt underway for traitor who leaked vault-7 to Wikileaks" (pssst, Cheney did it. It was former Vice President, Dick Cheney. No, no need to thank me...)
Vice President Dick Cheney, 8/27/2002
Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction. There is no doubt he is amassing them to use against our friends, against our allies, and against us. And there is no doubt that his aggressive regional ambitions will lead him into future confrontations with his neighbors ...
Secretary of Defense James Mattis, 4/21/2017
"There can be no doubt in the international community's mind that Syria has retained chemical weapons in violation of its agreement and its statement that it had removed them all. There is no longer any doubt," Mattis told reporters.
Driven by a desire to improve the living conditions in his home, Huang Dafa, chief of Caowangba, a small village hidden deep in the mountains of Guizhou Province, China, spent 36 years digging a 10-kilometer-long water canal through three mountains. (And he did it, and now electricity and a road also go to his beloved town, and he may not have to live to see the natural progression of his dream march out through the years. He's the local hero, and he's made of the stuff of heroes, but look who's driving up now!) Thanks, Billhttp://www.odditycentral.com/news/chinese-man-spends-36-years-chiseling-at-three-mountains-to-bring-water-to-his-village.html
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