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Lethal? Novichok has been found in a blood test of second UK police officer in 2018

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© File photo/Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters
British police who investigated a 2018 Novichok poisoning that was blamed on Russia said traces of the deadly nerve agent have since been found in a blood sample taken from a second officer at the time.

Police said the officer received medical treatment and returned to duties shortly after they responded to the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal, a former Russian double agent and his daughter who were found slumped on a bench in the southern English city of Salisbury.

The attack triggered a sequence of events which ended with one person dead and a deep strain on the West's relations with Russia. Another officer, Nick Bailey, fell seriously ill at the time before eventually recovering. Both Skripals have made a slow recovery.

The police said the poisoning of the second officer had not originally appeared in tests at the time but showed up when the sample was tested by a different method. They said officers were continuing to review the case.

Britain has blamed the attack on two agents from Russia's GRU military intelligence who visited the city. Russia has denied any involvement.

Bad Guys

Shocking pictures show emaciated elephant forced to work in Sri Lankan parade

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© Save Elephant Foundation / Lek Chailert
The emaciated 70-year-old is forced to work for ten consecutive nights
Harrowing photos have emerged of an incredibly thin 70-year-old elephant who works in a parade in Sri Lanka.

Tikiiri is one of 60 elephants who joins the Perahera Festival, working every night for ten days wearing a costume, including a mask with bright lights.

The pictures reveal Tikiiri's gaunt body once her sparkly full-body robe has been removed, with her emaciated ribs on show.

Save Elephant Foundation shared the tragic pictures on Monday to mark World Elephant Day.

Comment: Update: Save Elephant Foundation posted this image on Facebook of Tikiri from 15th August, stating that the exhausted elephant had collapsed.




Question

Why is Jeff Bezos' Washington Post writing a hit piece about Mercola.com?

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© mercola.com/Youtube
Dr. Joseph Mercola
August 9, 2019, I was contacted by Washington Post reporter Lena H. Sun. She requested an interview, which I had to decline due to travel and speaking engagements. Instead, I asked her to send me the questions, so I could respond in writing.

Considering the biased and clearly industry-favorable reporting done by Sun and The Washington Post on previous occasions, I would not be surprised if my answers are twisted or misinterpreted to support an industry narrative, so I've decided to publish all of The Washington Post's questions to me, along with my complete answers. I expect The Washington Post article to be published later this week.

The Washington Post reporters are really concerned with how much money I make selling vitamins, which is pretty funny considering their owner has admitted to selling and profiting off of FAKE supplements! What are the chances we will see those revealing details in their sleuthing?

Comment: More on NVIC:


Mr. Potato

Alt energy fail: Worlds first solar road is falling apart, doesn't generate enough energy

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© Reuters
The French minister for ecology, sustainability, development, and energy, Segolene Royal, at the inauguration of the Normandy solar road.
Solar roads were promised to be one of the biggest unprecedented revolutions of our time, not just in the field of renewable energy but in the energy sector generally.

Covering 2,800 square meters, Normandy's solar road was the first in the world, inaugurated in 2016, in Tourouvre-au-Perche, France.

Despite the hype surrounding solar roads, two years after this one was introduced as a trial, the project has turned out to be a colossal failure — it's neither efficient nor profitable, according to a report by Le Monde.

The unfortunate truth is that this road is in such a poor state, it isn't even worth repairing. Last May, a 100-meter stretch had deteriorated to such a state that it had to be demolished.

According to Le Monde's report, various components of the road don't fit properly — panels have come loose and some of the solar panels have broken into fragments.

On top of the damage and poor wear of the road, the Normandy solar track also failed to fulfill its energy-production goals. The original aim was to produce 790 kWh each day, a quantity that could illuminate a population of between 3,000 and 5,000 inhabitants. But the rate produced stands at only about 50% of the original predicted estimates.

Comment: There's something deeply irrational and disturbing about the green energy fetish of recent years. The research is pretty clear: solar and wind cost more to produce, create more waste, and can't provide enough energy. The solution is obvious: nuclear. But feelings trump facts, apparently, and good intentions trump actual results.


Bad Guys

Intergender MMA matches would end sport's tiresome gender debate once and for all, but likely with a tragedy

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© Gulshan Khan /Agence France-Presse/Getty
Shana Power, 25, Mixed Martial Artist, spars with EFC Champion Gareth Mclellan in the gym which she co-owns called Power House Intensive Training (PHIT), in Johannesburg on February 28, 2018.
If mixed martial arts wanted to end sport's tiresome gender debate it should allow 'intergender' matches where men fight women for championship belts. Then we might just end the tedious back and forth in one fell submission.

The very idea might sound like a sinister sporting sequel to The Hunger Games set in a dystopian future where genders have finally gelled into an unrecognizable blur - much to the delight of social justice warriors.

But it isn't too far away from reality.

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Syringe

Leaked Google documents link holocaust denial, Vatican-alien conspiracy, etc. with vaccine safety questions

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A new investigative report reveals that Google has been classifying searches such as "do vaccines cause autism" as "fringe queries" alongside searches that include Holocaust denial, Pizzagate, the Vatican's knowledge of aliens, and so-called "false flag" shootings.

A new report by James O' Keefe features the video testimony of a Google insider by the name of Zachary Vorhies who reveals that Google has been actively censoring certain search queries and websites that contain information that run counter to Google's singular narrative of Truth.

In the leaked screenshot below, Google identifies the search query "do vaccines cause autism" to be targeted for algorithmic censorship, alongside seemingly more outlandish queries such as "vatican knows about aliens," which strangely appears to be true, based on a Podesta email leak that received mainstream media coverage.

Comment: Back when Google was still carrying it's moto "Don't Be Evil", no one expected it to become an active force in shaping the opinions of its users (who are, more or less, everyone). But now they're a terrifyingly efficient propaganda tool, controlling behavior and the thought processes of people around the world. It doesn't get much more evil than that.

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Ladybug

The bigotry of environmental pessimism

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© Kasturi Laxmi Mohit/Unsplash
Democratic Presidential candidates and the New York Times rightly condemned the use of inflammatory words like "invasion" by President Donald Trump and Fox News hosts to describe the desperate people coming from Latin America to seek a better life in the U.S. Such language is irresponsible and may very well have contributed to the motivation of a man suspected to have killed 13 Americans, eight Mexicans, and one German in El Paso last week. In a manifesto he posted online before the attack, the suspect also used the word "invasion."

While they are at it, they should condemn the inflammatory rhetoric used by environmentalists, which also may have contributed to the motivations of the El Paso shooting suspect. The suspect justified his mass shooting of people in a Walmart by arguing that "our lifestyle is destroying the environment of our country." The suspect writes, "y'all are just too stubborn to change your lifestyle. So the next logical step is to decrease the number of people in America using resources. If we can get rid of enough people, then our way of life can become more sustainable."

Megaphone

Google whistleblower: Same scheme may have been used for suspending Jordan Peterson, Tulsi Gabbard

Tulsi Gabbard
© REUTERS / Scott Morgan
Tulsi Gabbard, a vocal proponent of breaking up the tech monopolies, had her campaign's advertising account suspended by Google after the Democratic debate in late June and is currently seeking $50 million in damages.

Zach Vorhies, a former Google employee who has been leaking documents suggesting political biases within the company, has rendered assistance to the representatives of 2020 Democratic candidate Tulsi Gabbard, who is suing Google for disabling her search ads account.

In an open letter on the social media network Minds, Vorhies said that he had investigated the suspension of the Google account of conservative thinker Jordan Peterson in 2017.

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Magnify

How real power kills or rescues: Epstein death evidence so far

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A look at the Epstein death evidence so far. Despite many anonymous & conflicting reports, a picture emerges of real power that either killed or rescued.
The Epstein Death Evidence continues to mount, but unsurprisingly, there are still many more questions than answers at this point. With each day that passes, more and more irregularities come to light, which bolster the theory that he was either murdered or he escaped. It is clear that Epstein was intimately connected to some of the most powerful people in the world, working with some of them (e.g. joint business ventures such as with former Israeli PM Ehud Barak), working for some of them (his Intelligence funders and bosses) and working against some of them (by setting up many politicians and celebrities to get blackmail material on them). The question is whether the NWO (New World Order) individuals behind Epstein used their money, power and influence to kill him or to rescue him. Both are entirely possible. However, it is already patently obvious that the Epstein case shows signs of outside interference. This is how real power kills (or rescues): people in key positions of power are bought off, who then direct the assassination (or escape) by moving the lower players into position and obfuscating the evidence afterwards. Things that should never have happened suddenly happen; procedures and protocols that should have been followed are suddenly not followed. This is the pattern in key historical assassinations and operations (such the JFK assassination, the Princess Diana assassination and the 9/11 operation). As we know, history repeats itself, as it appears to be happening again in the Epstein death affair.

Epstein Death Evidence #1: Mysteriously, No CCTV Footage Available

The smoking gun: there is no video footage available. We are told the cameras weren't turned on, or malfunctioned or just didn't happen to work for those crucial hours before his death/disappearance. Funny how the US has become the most surveilled nation in the history of the world, with CCTV everywhere, facial recognition being rolled out, private-public partnerships (i.e. Big Gov-Corporatocracy collusion) (e.g. local police gaining access to Amazon's Ring camera across neighborhoods), cameras embedded in smart devices and the NSA watching every move Americans make - yet can't manage to keep a camera on a high-profile prisoner who was a high-security risk. The cameras also mysteriously didn't work the night of Diana's death, and the cameras didn't appear to get much footage of the "plane" hitting the Pentagon apart from a couple of blurry frames. Hmmm...

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Bizarro Earth

NY univ. promotes study comparing cow insemination to 'rape,' milking cows to 'sexual assault'

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A paper currently being promoted by a New York university calls on society to consider the rampant "sexual exploitation" of dairy cows by the milk industry in order to "fully fight gendered oppression."

Specifically, the author compares cattle insemination to "rape" and the milking of cows to "sexual assault."

Titled "Readying the Rape Rack: Feminism and the Exploitation of Non-Human Reproductive Systems," the paper was published Friday in a journal called Dissenting Voices, which is published and edited by the Women's and Gender Studies program at the College at Brockport State University of New York.

Comment: It takes a particularly warped mind to sexualize farm animals! Veganism and the feminist ideology are corrupting young minds in very disturbing ways.