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|11/12/2016 - Children spend the majority of their time in school, so it's only natural that attentive parents make a point of ensuring that these are safe and productive places. Many parents focus on aspects such as the school's security, its teachers and its academic statistics, but few parents give the quality...|
|10/29/2016 - It's been nearly nine months since the word "Zika" flashed like a lightning bolt in the headlines of mainstream news. Before January 1, 2016, Zika was just one of many viruses that public health officials monitored. But suddenly in January of this year everything changed, as a nearly harmless virus...|
|10/19/2016 - After nearly 35 years of being eradicated in the U.S., a destructive, flesh-eating worm has reappeared within our borders -- in the state of Florida, to be exact, where officials believe it may be quietly and unassumingly entering the country through Cuba.
Known as the screwworm, the worm, which...|
|9/28/2016 7:59:41 AM - As Floridians prepare to vote in November on a referendum to expand medical marijuana operations in the state, some dispensaries are finally getting a "green light" to sell low-THC medical marijuana under Florida's currently strict laws governing its use and availability.
Although Florida passed...|
|9/4/2016 - Florida may be known for its tropical climate and spicy Latin-American culture, but what it's not known for is the freedom to garden. The southeastern state continues to make headlines over the state government's contempt for front yard gardens.
Tom Carroll and Hermine Ricketts had been cultivating...|
|8/24/2016 - A husband and wife from the Orlando, Florida, area were recently told by their City that they would have to uproot their beautifully manicured vegetable garden, cultivated on a piece of property owned by the couple for more than two decades.
The dutifully tended garden produces loads of nutritious...|
|8/23/2016 - The consequences of commercial agriculture continue to be revealed as the overuse of crop chemicals breeds insects and weeds resistant to modern day pesticides and herbicides. As the well-known quote made famous by the movie Jurassic Park goes, "Nature always finds a way."
This has proven true in...|
|8/8/2016 - The state of Florida is about to make a decision that it can't take back: Releasing scores of genetically modified mosquitoes in a bid to wipe out other mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus.
Following approval by the Food and Drug Administration, a field trial that would see the release of the GM mosquitoes...|
|8/5/2016 - Let's face it, as was the case with Ebola, the media is blowing this Zika virus threat totally out of proportion, and as a result, some really bad decisions are being made along the way. As far as we've been told, the disease affects only a small portion of the population – pregnant women and...|
|8/4/2016 - On Tuesday, July 26, Florida's Environmental Regulation Commission voted 3-2 in favor of passing controversial new water quality standards that will raise the maximum allowable levels of more than two dozen cancer-causing chemicals to be dumped into the state's rivers and streams.
The new standards,...|
|8/2/2016 - In February, Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a health emergency in four counties, after the Zika virus had been detected in at least nine residents. The problem has only gotten worse since.
Now, health officials in the state have discovered that infections are growing – and are likely now...|
|7/8/2016 - A state of emergency has been declared in four counties in Florida due to the formation of excessive toxic algae in the state's ocean waters. After having to temporarily shut down a slew of Florida beaches over July 4th weekend because of the presence of algae, the problem has since escalated, and put...|
|6/20/2016 - It's happening more and more: local government nannies forcing Americans to become reliant on "the system," and less independent, so that they can control them.
The latest example of this took place in Miami Shores where, as reported by The Associated Press, local government officials forced a South...|
|4/21/2016 - America's space program has long stood as a national icon of pride and technological progress. But NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida, where 135 space shuttles have been launched since 1981, has also been a major environmental polluter, dumping untold tons of heavy metals into nearby swamps...|
|3/29/2016 - Florida authorities are reporting disturbing "zombie-like" encounters on the city's streets. Cops in Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg are being called to "horror-movie style scenes" where drugged up people are wandering around, slumped over in the streets and parks, as reported by the Daily Mail....|
|3/24/2016 - It is being hailed as a victory for the vulnerable and, really, it's common sense.
A newly enacted law in Florida now makes it perfectly legal for residents to break into other people's cars if the intent is to keep a child or a pet who is "in imminent danger of suffering harm," say, from becoming...|
|3/19/2016 - The water quality throughout the United States leaves much to be desired; it's in such horrible shape that just about everywhere you turn, it's ruining people's health. This isn't about an occasional situation either, but rather several ongoing problems that seem to have no end in sight.
|2/8/2016 - According to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Zika virus was first identified in 1947 in Uganda, East Africa. The virus is primarily transmitted by the Aedes mosquito, while the symptoms are very similar to those of dengue or yellow fever. In human beings, after a short incubation...|
|2/4/2016 - A constitutional amendment that will allow the medical use of marijuana will be proposed in Florida's November ballot later this year. Organizers say that there is growing public support for the proposal, and that the predicted larger number of voters in this year's presidential election should help...|
|1/9/2016 - The lionization of Barack Obama has begun already, and the man still has a year left in his presidency. Oh, and the lionization is coming at the expense of southern culture, which is appropriate, of course, if you're a Left-wing hater who takes great pride in memory-holing ideas, concepts and societal...|
|11/18/2015 - Radioactive cesium from the 2011 Fukushima disaster is still being detected in citrus and other plants as far away as Florida, according to a report sent to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
In March 2011, multiple nuclear meltdowns took place at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan....|
|11/13/2015 - Kevin Folta from the University of Florida has made his own bed, and now he has to lie in it. This Monsanto shill, who was earlier exposed for lying about his financial relationship with the chemical giant and its corporate allies, has now been outed as a complete lunatic who created a fictitious alter...|
|10/29/2015 - Have you ever heard of Vern Blazek's Science Power Hour? The chances are good that you haven't, but then you're in the company of about 99.99999 percent of the rest of the planet.
It's really nothing more than just another goofy podcast on the Internet. Over the summer, reports BuzzFeed News, it...|
|9/21/2015 - A hilarious new parody story on NewsParody.com carries the announcement: "University of Florida announces SALE on academic scientists: buy one, get one FREE!"
University of Florida President Kent Fuchs promised Monsanto, Syngenta, DuPont and other chemical giants “direct influence over our university...|
|9/17/2015 - After being exposed as a liar and academic shill of the biotech industry, the University of Florida's Kevin Folta might be facing legal consequences for his involvement in a $25,000 Monsanto "bribe" that he willingly accepted.
According to Florida's anti-corruption laws, any public servant who accepts...|
|9/15/2015 - Discredited Monsanto shill Kevin Folta, a University of Florida agricultural professor, just doesn't know when he's been caught. He's still screaming that he never took money from Monsanto while claiming he's an "independent" scientist who writes for GMO Answers to spread pro-GMO propaganda while expecting...|
|9/15/2015 - The Ocheesee Creamery of Florida is under attack for doing a great thing for the people of Florida: keeping their skim milk completely all-natural. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs has ordered the owners of the creamery to inject their skim milk with synthetic Vitamin A or...|
|9/10/2015 - There's nothing quite as much fun to watch as a discredited Monsanto puppet self-destructing across social media. After being exposed as an academic whore who lied about receiving money from Monsanto, Univ. of Florida scientist Kevin Folta has now gone "full retard" and unleashed a bizarre series of...|
|9/9/2015 - This is just too good to pass up. Following the huge revelations that Univ. of Florida professor Kevin Folta is a paid Monsanto shill and "mafia" member who lied about his financial ties while viciously smearing the Food Babe with outrageous allegations, somebody posted a Craigslist ad in the Gainesville...|
|9/9/2015 - Now that the truth is coming out about Monsanto's corruption of U.S. academia and the pattern of payola among biotech's "scientific" attack dogs, I thought you might be interested in seeing a snippet from the recent document dump cited by the New York Times.
Here's an email exchange between Raymond...|
|8/7/2015 - Earlier this month, a Florida judge found himself at the center of a controversy when he decided to issue a ban on demonstrations near the courthouse where he presides, when such protests involve the criticism of judges.
From the order issued by Judge Mark Mahon:
Demonstrations or dissemination...|
|6/18/2015 - In the back of swimmers' minds as they play in the ocean surf is the thought of suddenly being ripped limb from limb by a renegade shark. The primal fear lingers within -- the fear of being caught helpless in a larger predator's territory. What is really lurking in the ocean waters? It turns out that...|
|2/19/2015 - There's a type of mosquito, Aedes aegypti, known not only to spread certain diseases but to be resistant to most of the insecticides designed to keep their bites at bay. To remedy the situation, British biotech firm Oxitec has patented a method of mutating Aedes aegypti with coral, cabbage, and elements...|
|11/3/2014 12:17:14 PM - Sure, vaccines are safe -- except when they randomly trigger extreme brain inflammation that leads to vision loss, paralysis and an inability to speak. This is what happened to now-10-year-old Marysue Grivna of Tampa, Florida, just four days after she received a flu vaccine, which left her completely...|
|5/27/2014 - A Florida couple who has been feeding homeless folks in a public park for over a year was cited recently for allegedly violating a local ordinance. Daytona Beach police officers says Debbie and Chico Jimenez are not allowed to serve home-cooked meals at Manatee Island Park without the proper permits,...|
|4/16/2014 - Meet Irvin Rosenfeld, a South Florida financial consultant and stock broker who openly smokes 10 or so joints daily without legal harassment in a state that still hasn't approved marijuana for medical use. He does this for a rare bone disease and unusual thyroid condition.
He smokes that much pot...|
|3/14/2014 - It's a well-known fact that most commercially sold meats in America contain a plethora of harmful chemicals and drugs, but one Florida family could never have guessed that the steak they bought at a local Wal-Mart would be laced with a dangerous psychedelic drug.
According to reports, the entire...|
|2/28/2014 - A Florida woman who successfully converted the utilities in her house from city water and electricity from the local power company to rainwater and solar panels is being punished for her innovative efforts to live "off the grid," which a local magistrate recently declared to be illegal and in violation...|
|12/1/2013 - The village of Miami Shores in Miami, Florida, brands itself as a progressive neighborhood that promotes "green living." But local residents Hermine Ricketts and Tom Carroll have found that this is not exactly an honest designation, as village officials recently ordered them to uproot a family vegetable...|
|9/12/2013 - A growing number of migrant farm workers, particularly in the state of Florida, are coming down with horrible diseases like cancer that they say are a result of chronic exposure to plant pesticides and herbicides. According to a recent investigative report by Fox News Latino, many conventional produce...|
|8/30/2013 - Florida seems to be a mecca for the ethically challenged. We all remember the ethically questionable political fiascos, dating back to 2000 and beyond. Most of you will remember the ethically questionable patients' rights bru-ha-ha of a few years ago, where the husband wanted to 'unplug' the wife on...|
|8/20/2013 - A Florida state government agency is planning to implement a unique and seemingly innocuous way to violate the privacy of some residents: deploy a spy drone and call it a "mosquito control" effort.
According to a local report, the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District is planning to begin implementing...|
|7/5/2013 - More events of mass wild-life species deaths are occurring exponentially, usually without explanation. Often the immediate problem is recognized, but what caused the problem remains unknown.
The term "non-point pollution" pops up, indicating that the source of the problem comes from more than one...|
|6/15/2013 - Giant mosquitoes the size of elephants are invading Florida and sucking so much blood out of victims that they shrivel up and die, warned health authorities in Seminole County. They're being called "zombie mosquitoes" because a bite from one of these massive mosquitoes -- which can weigh up to 200 pounds...|
|5/15/2013 - A tiny insect called the Asian psyllid is feasting on Florida's citrus trees and spreading bacteria that is leeching nutrients from the trees. The bacterial disease, called Huanglongbing, does not affect humans but does kill off citrus trees. The disease is commonly referred to as citrus greening, which...|
|12/6/2012 - The "beauty" police are at it again; this time in Florida where a man is refusing to uproot his edible front yard garden and replace it with water-hogging grass to appease the demands of city officials. As reported by WKMG News in Orlando, Jason Helvingston is bravely standing up for his sovereign freedom...|
|9/4/2012 - In a recent landmark decision the Florida Chiropractic Physicians Association voted to eliminate the word "drugless" from Florida law. In an effort to expand their rights as health care providers, the FCPA is concentrating initially on achieving prescribing rights. In what seems like a feeble attempt...|
|6/28/2012 - You've no doubt heard scores of stories about how organizations, businesses, research facilities and learning institutions abuse free money, spending it on bizarre pet projects.
Add the University of Florida to that list.
The home of the Gators says it wants to use a $150,000 grant from the Society...|
|3/30/2012 - When Veronica Olguin brought her then three-month-old daughter Selena to the hospital back in October to be treated for a high fever and bronchitis, she had no idea that the young girl would end up leaving with nine fingers instead of ten. WTSP 10 News in Tampa, Fla., reports that Emily Anna Stutz,...|
|12/18/2011 - Air travelers flying out of Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International Airport (FTL) in Florida may soon no longer have to worry about being forced through the US Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) naked body scanners. CBS 4 in Miami reports that the commission of Broward County, where the...|
|10/5/2011 - Authorities have already ruled out disease, including the infamous "Colony Collapse Disorder" (CCD), as the cause of a recent honeybee holocaust that took place in Brevard County, Florida. The UK's Daily Mail reports that up to 12 million bees from roughly 800 apiaries in the area all dropped dead at...|
|5/18/2011 - An amendment to regulate the use of mercury in vaccines was voted down in Tallahassee, Florida, May 6. The amendment would have made it illegal to buy, sell, manufacture, deliver, import, administer or distribute any vaccine that contained more than 0.3 micrograms of organic or inorganic mercury per...|
|5/14/2011 - A new bill that recently passed the Florida state legislature will make it illegal for doctors to interrogate patients about whether or not they own firearms. If signed into law by Governor Rick Scott, House Bill 155 will make Florida the first US state to protect the privacy of its patients who exercise...|
|2/10/2011 - Helicopter pilot Steve Irwin recently caught an amazing aerial view of what he says were tens of thousands of sharks congregating just south of Palm Beach, Florida. Though it is common for sharks to migrate from colder to warmer waters this time of year, what Irwin saw was nothing short of strange,...|
|1/6/2011 - If you carry bagels or other food items with you on an airplane these days, you'd better paint them red white and blue just to make sure all the passengers around you know you're truly an American. Otherwise, they just might turn you in. In yet another case of air passengers turning into in-flight SS...|
|10/26/2009 - Florida has become the nation's capital for illegal acquisition of prescription medication, according to local and federal law enforcement officials.
"Broward County has become the Colombia for pharmaceutically diverted drugs," said Hollywood police Capt. Allen Siegel, who directs a narcotics task...|
|4/28/2009 - A case of swine flu was diagnosed today in at Florida Hospital and disclosed in an email authored by its chief medical officer, but the infection was immediately denied by Florida Hospital and Orange County health officials, who claimed in a press conference, "There have been no confirmed cases of swine...|
|2/5/2009 - The Consumer Wellness Center, led by Executive Director Mike Adams (editor of NaturalNews), has announced a fifth grant in its Nutrition Grant Program. The Consumer Wellness Center (CWC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to promoting nutrition education. The Executive Director position is a non-paid...|
|7/30/2008 - After mentioning the idea of a raw foods restaurant directory yesterday, a friend sent me an email with a link to exactly such a directory that already exists! It's called www.VegGuide.org and you can use it to search for vegetarian, vegan or raw restaurants in most cities. Check it out to find these...|
|10/13/2006 - Along with its prediction Thursday that weather conditions would cause a drop in wheat production and stockpiles, the USDA also announced that this year's orange crop in Florida would be the smallest crop in more than 17 years.
For the 2003-2004 crop, Florida orange production was 242 million (90...|
|8/1/2006 - Many of Florida’s coastal bays and estuaries will be inundated by 2100 due to sea-level rise from global warming, making the “Fishing Capital of the World” uninhabitable by some of Florida’s most prized game fish, a new study reveals.
A study of nine sites along Florida’s coasts projects that sea-level...|
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|7/21/2004 - Demonstrating yet again that pharmaceutical companies will do anything to make a buck, six such companies are under fire by the Florida Attorney General who has issued civil subpoenas concerning potential overcharges to Medicaid in the amount of $100 million. Apparently, the pharmaceutical companies...|
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