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|7/17/2015 - Medical tyranny is apparently quite trendy in America these days, as a Florida congresswoman recently introduced a new legislative bill that, if passed, would restrict federal funding to states that don't require every single public school student to be fully vaccinated according to Centers for Disease...|
|7/10/2015 - According to the "Vaccinate All Children Act of 2015" (H.R. 2232), the United States federal government wants to take away all religious and philosophical exemptions or, in order words, require every school age child to get vaccinated – whether you like it or not. Simply put, if this legislation...|
|7/2/2015 - Did the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling mandating that each state must recognize gay marriage open the door for mandatory reciprocity of various other licenses and license holders? Some think so.
Consider the basis of judgment used by SCOTUS in the very controversial ruling. According to Breitbart News:
|6/29/2015 - The legal argument of gay marriage proponents is that because gay marriage is legal in a majority of states, that "right" cannot be infringed by the remaining states which opposed gay marriage. The U.S. Supreme Court, in granting this new, nationwide right to gay marriage, cited the Fourteenth Amendment...|
|6/20/2015 - Ominous legislation is being quietly ushered through the halls of Congress as the mainstream media focuses nearly all of its attention on fomenting race wars throughout the U.S. If passed, House Resolution 1599, which has been dubbed the "Deny Americans the Right to Know," or "DARK," Act, will not only...|
|5/12/2015 - Groundbreaking research published in the respected journal JAMA Internal Medicine has revealed new benefits to the denouement of marijuana prohibition throughout the U.S. It turns out that states where medical cannabis use is no longer a criminal offense are reporting substantially fewer deaths associated...|
|5/1/2015 - The results of the annual Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index are in, and the methods by which many Americans now cope with their daily lives in this brave new world are sobering. Roughly one in five individuals living in the U.S., based on a random survey of people living in all 50 states and the District...|
|4/21/2015 - Thanks to the hysteria over the recent measles outbreak in California, several states are now considering authoritarian measures that will require vaccination of children in nearly all cases, regardless of a parent's religious or philosophical objections.
As reported by Reuters, as many as 10 states...|
|4/14/2015 - The lawless entity posing as the federal government has issued a new guideline pertaining to the distribution of funding for disaster and emergency preparedness that crystallizes the man-made climate change myth. States that refuse to acknowledge and assess the "long-term vulnerability" caused by global...|
|3/19/2015 - Fed up with the far-reaching expansion of federal powers under the current administration, more states are fighting back with legislation designed to limit Washington's influence at the state level.
According to TheHill.com, more than 200 bills have been introduced in state legislatures throughout...|
|3/7/2015 - Sweat drips cold from his brow, as if his thoughts are trying to escape his scalp. Insomnia stares into his face like blinding lights. Ever since he started on his new medication, he could feel his care for life slipping, his mind trying to adjust to the chemical changes overtaking his brain. He knew...|
|2/22/2015 - A federal judge has ordered the Obama Administration to end its policy of refusing to deport men and women in the country illegally, a sort of "executive amnesty" that had angered congressional conservatives and rankled constitutional scholars.
In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen said...|
|1/20/2015 - Jonathan Emord joins RSB to rekindle the sacred fire of liberty with breaking news on a major court decision that could cripple Obamacare. (Originally aired on October 5, 2014 on the TheRobertScottBellShow)
Robert Scott Bell: What? It's so exciting! The FDA Dragon Slayer joins the family of The Robert...|
|12/26/2014 - (Story by Aaron Dykes and Melissa Melton , republished from TruthStreamMedia.com) We have finally reached the moment where Orwell's nightmare in 1984 meets the movie Minority Report. We're living there right now.
And, astoundingly, we still hear people saying "Well, I haven't done anything wrong,...|
|12/20/2014 - (Story by Brian Shilhavy, republished from HealthImpactNews.com) Are Americans' freedom to choose what is injected into their body at risk in the United States today? Is it possible that the day is not far off when if you refuse a mandated vaccine at your place of employment, or refuse a mandated vaccine...|
|11/26/2014 - A regulatory scheme that would have barred individual European nations from deciding for themselves whether or not to allow the cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has been rejected after the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly to scrap it.
The European Commission had passed...|
|10/17/2014 - After watching the testimony of CDC director Tom Frieden (and others) before a congressional committee today, it is abundantly obvious that no official source is going to tell the truth about the realistic danger of an exploding Ebola outbreak in the United States. Under the leadership of Frieden, the...|
|10/16/2014 - A healthcare system that relies solely on vaccines to treat and prevent disease is a concept sure to fail. In the wild, viruses continuously mutate, often resulting in the creation of deadly pathogens. Similar to plants, animals and humans, viruses are shaped by natural section, a process that favors...|
|9/4/2014 - Residents of nine states who attempt to use their driver's license to enter some government agency offices will be denied, because their legislatures have not agreed to accept a federal law called REAL ID. In fact, according to The Boston Globe, if those states do not accept the law, residents will...|
|8/29/2014 - More than half of the nation, including D.C., is begging the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for more information about how to spot potential cases of Ebola. According to ABC News, the CDC has received nearly 70 requests since late July from states seeking guidance about whether...|
|8/28/2014 - Moving to the city to get a higher-paying job is not always a better economic decision. After adjusting for cost-of-living differences, many of these higher paying areas also come with much higher taxes and diminished dollar value. After the higher cost factor is figured in, a high-paying salary is...|
|7/29/2014 - According to the most recent federal earthquake map from the U.S. Geologic Survey (USGS), roughly half of the United States is at a higher risk of quakes than previously thought.
The actual risk is probably even higher, as the map does not take into account increased risk due to oil and gas extraction...|
|7/15/2014 6:35:04 PM - One of the co-founders of the iconic Ben & Jerry's ice cream brand says he would like to stop Congress from banning state efforts to regulate foods with genetically modified ingredients.
Jerry Greenfield, who in 1978 started the Vermont-based ice cream company known for its flavors like Cherry Garcia...|
|7/5/2014 - A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that the overprescription of narcotic painkillers is still a major problem in the United States.
The report, published on July 1, is based on data collected by retail pharmacies, which fill the majority of US prescriptions....|
|6/18/2014 - Today the U.S. patent and trademark office cancelled the trademark registrations of the Washington Redskins football franchise, suddenly claiming the trademarks are "offensive to Native Americans," reports the Chicago Tribune. (1)
"Trademarks that disparage or belittle other groups are not permitted...|
|6/9/2014 - At a time when less-than-desirable food quality issues and iffy food practices surrounding China and its seafood processing/shipments with the United States exist, another shocking piece of news has emerged, this time involving chickens.
The USDA is on board with allowing U.S. chickens...|
|5/23/2014 4:29:29 PM - Former lawman and Arizona Sheriff Richard Mack is slated to be a featured presenter at a revolutionary online event known as the Global Freedom Summit 2014.
Mack, who is also an author and frequent speaker, has served in a wide variety of law enforcement roles over the course of his career, which...|
|4/18/2014 - The real drug problems are FDA-approved. Not only do they not cure and only sometimes relieve symptoms, but they also cause side effects that create more medical problems. Many drugs are overcharged to public insurers such as Medicare, Medicaid and others. That motivates federal and state governments...|
|3/7/2014 - Obamacare is just full of surprises, as more Americans are beginning to realize now that the law has been fully implemented.
If you've followed news about the Affordable Care Act, you know that the law dramatically expands Medicaid coverage by raising the qualifying income level to include tens of...|
|2/18/2014 - Two months have passed since the states of Colorado and Washington made history by legalizing cannabis, and like dominoes, the rest of America is slowly falling in line with this burgeoning movement to end a senseless war on a plant. With Washington, D.C., the nation's capital, poised to decriminalize...|
|2/1/2014 - While the United States currently lacks federal regulation on labeling foods with genetically modified ingredients, about half of the states are taking matters in their own hands. More than two dozen GMO labeling bills are currently being reviewed by state governments, according to the Associated Press.
|12/19/2013 - Things are heating up on the fluoride front as states and municipalities all across the country rethink their official water fluoridation policies. According to the Fluoride Action Network (FAN), some 16 pieces of legislation across nine states were introduced or passed just within the past year to...|
|12/6/2013 - It is a fact that, legal or illegal, marijuana will always be around. Those that grow, sell and buy it will always find a way to, well, grow, sell and buy it, no matter how the government feels about the issue. The question is, do the individual states want in on this lucrative industry and the immense...|
|10/30/2013 - Supporters of Obamacare, including the president himself, say that once the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the law's individual mandate wasn't a mandate at all, but a tax, and therefore lawful under the Constitution, that was the end of it.
The Affordable Care Act indeed survived its legal challenge,...|
|9/14/2013 - The "fall" in obesity rates among low-income, preschool-aged children in the United States from 2008-2011 that was recently reported by the CDC is making headlines, and Michelle Obama is taking credit, but have we really made any progress?
The decline may be considered scientifically significant,...|
|9/12/2013 - The Obama administration hasn't been honest or straight about the president's "signature" healthcare legislation since the moment he rolled it out, and the deception continues to this day. Now, the administration is using even more deception in order to hook tens of millions of Americans on yet another...|
|9/6/2013 - Freedom of speech, which includes the right to freely share information with others without interference or threat from the state, is one of the most fundamental tenets of American civil society. But this foundational and constitutionally-protected principle is under attack in a growing number of states...|
|8/13/2013 - In case you weren't aware, there is an all-out assault on The American Way, and it is being waged by an overgrown, all-powerful, unconstitutional fourth branch of government - the Bureaucratic Branch.
Established through a generation's worth of "omnibus" laws, the Bureaucratic Branch has grown massively,...|
|8/1/2013 - According to current research, gratitude and appreciation aren't just pleasant emotions, both offer tangible health benefits as well. The HeartMath Institute in California has taken these findings a step further, providing a systematic approach for cultivating true appreciation - which ultimately reduces...|
|7/27/2013 - If you think civics class and studying the Constitution wasn't important in junior high, you missed out on some really good life training. Civics, you might remember, is "the study of the theoretical and practical aspects of citizenship, its rights and duties; the duties of citizens to each other as...|
|7/20/2013 - Texas Gov. Rick Perry has appealed to businesses in high-tax states like California and New York to come to the Lone Star State if they want to thrive because of its low taxation and lighter regulatory burden. And indeed, many have - Texas is home to six of the top 10 U.S. cities with the highest employment...|
|7/19/2013 - For the first time in history, the number of people in the United States receiving assistance from the federal government to pay for food has exceeded the number of full-time, private sector workers, according to new data released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Based on the latest available...|
|6/30/2013 - Just prior to his recent death, Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) introduced new legislation to reform the inherently flawed Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA), an atrocious piece of legislation that over the years has allowed an untold number of toxic chemicals to flood the consumer products...|
|6/21/2013 - The Republicrats in the U.S. Congress have once again betrayed their constituents by voting down an amendment to the upcoming Farm Bill that would have openly recognized the right of individual states to choose whether or not to label genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). And even though the federal...|
|6/18/2013 - For months we here at Natural News have been warning readers that the medical "reform" measure known as Obamacare is a regulatory nightmare that will destroy the U.S. healthcare system and raise its costs astronomically - despite the lies the president and his minions have told to "sell" it to the public.
|6/14/2013 - The spirit of the west harbors the most entrepreneurial spirit, according to demographics laid out by researchers at the University of Jena in Germany and The University of Texas at Austin.
Of the 500,000 diverse and widespread personalities studied, the researchers found key traits prominent in...|
|5/20/2013 - Reliable sources in Washington D.C. have informed the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) that Monsanto has begun secretly lobbying its Congressional allies to attach one or more "Monsanto Riders" or amendments to the 2013 Farm Bill that would preempt or prohibit states from requiring labels on genetically...|
|5/3/2013 - Whenever he can, President Obama likes to poke fun at anyone who suggests that he's a closet socialist because that's what socialists do - they ridicule anyone who tries to "out" them. And yet, every policy he pursues takes a page right out of the socialist/Marxist playbook, and one of them is to ensure...|
|4/19/2013 - As the U.S. government continues to crank out dollars like they were Monopoly money, more and more states - fearing an eventual collapse of the currency, most likely - are looking at ways to legalize and utilize gold and silver as currency.
Shunning trust in the Fed chairman Ben Bernanke, the Treasury...|
|4/18/2013 - One of the reasons why our founding fathers were skeptical of big centralized government is because they believed that Americans, in essence, should be able to vote with their feet. That is, if they didn't much care for the abundance of laws and regulations in one state, they could pack up their belongings...|
|4/13/2013 - The article which originally appeared here has been removed because it is no longer aligned with the science-based investigative mission of Natural News. In late 2013 / early 2014, Mike Adams (the Health Ranger), editor of Natural News, transitioned from outspoken activist to environmental scientist....|
|3/28/2013 - The Department of Homeland Security's recent acquisitions of nearly two billion rounds of ammunition, 7,000 assault weapons and 2,700 mine-resistant, ambush protected vehicles constitutes a "bold threat of war" against American citizens, according to a retired U.S. Army captain who has growing concerns...|
|3/19/2013 - In the wake of legislation passed by voters in Colorado and Washington State which legalized marijuana in defiance of federal drug laws, President Obama told Barbara Walters that he had instructed his Justice Department not to prosecute anyone smoking pot in these states.
"We've got bigger fish to...|
|3/5/2013 2:25:45 PM - Americans have differing opinions about the wisdom of marijuana legalization but most of us would agree that no matter what we think about it personally, it is an issue for Americans to decide.
So, an admonishment by a United Nations agency urging the U.S. government to sue the states of Colorado...|
|2/18/2013 - As drone usage proliferates among federal agencies and the U.S. military, an increasing number of states are fighting back with legislation aimed at limiting or banning outright the use of the unmanned surveillance vehicles in their airspace.
In fact, according to the American Civil Liberties Union,...|
|1/30/2013 - How do you keep consumers in the dark about the horrors of factory farms? By making it an "act of terrorism" for anyone to investigate animal cruelty, food safety or environmental violations on the corporate-controlled farms that produce the bulk of our meat, eggs and dairy products.
And who better...|
|1/14/2013 - A cascade of reports emanating from the White House since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in December make it clear that President Obama, despite a pledge in 2008 not to come after firearms, plans to make gun control one of his second-term cornerstones.
A report in the Washington Post Jan....|
|1/9/2013 - Residents of New Jersey, New York and other Atlantic states recently ravaged by superstorm Sandy know better than almost every other American that their states were simply not adequately prepared for the carnage visited upon them by a once-in-a-lifetime weather event. That said, several other states...|
|12/12/2012 - It is a colorful phrase used to describe financial institutions said to be so large that, if allowed to go bankrupt, they would cannibalize the U.S. and global economies.
But it is more than that, really.
In today's political vernacular, the expression "too big to fail" has morphed into a Keynesian...|
|11/28/2012 - State budget deficits are self-inflicted delusions. Any state in the USA could almost instantly eliminate all budget deficits and start rolling in billions of dollars in state revenues by embracing freedom for farmers, holistic health practitioners and other groups (see below).
All that's needed...|
|11/20/2012 - Dissatisfaction is spreading rapidly throughout a very divided nation in the wake of the Nov. 6 elections, as citizens in nearly every state have begun petitioning the federal government to leave the union.
The secession effort is being led by the independence-minded citizens of Texas, with more...|
|11/20/2012 - Here is a famous riddle:
In the land of Capra, a king called three of his servants to the court. The king blindfolded each servant, and then placed a hat on each servant's head. The king said truthfully to the servants, "You are wearing either a white hat or a blue hat, but at least one of you is...|
|11/15/2012 10:50:29 PM - He's been a leading voice in his efforts to alert Americans to the federal tyranny growing around them. Through his websites and radio program, talk show host Alex Jones has been tireless in his attempt to wake up a complacent, compromising public.
Now, he says, it's time for Americans who are genuinely...|
|11/14/2012 - Historians through the years have argued that the Civil War decided, once and for all, the issue of whether states could secede from the union, but that hasn't stopped a growing number of Americans from entertaining the notion these days.
In fact, since President Obama won re-election earlier this...|
|8/10/2012 - When it comes to getting some honesty from the Obama Administration regarding the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), a good rule of thumb is to believe the opposite of what the president and his echo chamber have to say about it.
Since before this monstrosity was passed, astute researchers pouring...|
|6/22/2012 1:18:03 PM - An amendment to the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012 (S. 3240), also known as the 2012 Farm Bill, that would have "permitted" individual states to require that food, beverages, and other edible products containing genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) be labeled, has been struck down....|
|5/13/2012 - Tom Woods guest stars on the Robert Scott Bell Show to discuss the possible overturning of the famous individual Obamacare mandate by the Supreme Court. The men also discuss the the Nullify Now event in Philadelphia and important topics varying from the primal diet and nullification to the Michigan...|
|1/1/2012 - In the aftermath of the signing of the NDAA by the traitorous President Obama, some citizens remain completely hoodwinked by the language of the bill, running around the internet screaming that the law "does not apply to American citizens."
This is, naturally, part of the side effect of having such...|
|11/7/2011 - In times of peace, every State in America allows exemptions from vaccines on religious, moral, and/or philosophical grounds, so vaccines are never technically mandatory.  Parents even have the power to assert the exemptions of their children.  The US government also admits that vaccine exemptions...|
|9/27/2011 - In a sign of the divisive political times in which we live, there have been more calls in recent years for a reassertion of local sovereignty over federal control.
And in at least one case, the governor (and a current presidential candidate) of one of the nation's most populous states has entertained...|
|7/27/2011 - "If you put a label on genetically engineered food you might as well put a skull and crossbones on it." - Norman Braksick, president of Asgrow Seed Co., a subsidiary of Monsanto, quoted in the Kansas City Star, March 7, 1994
After two decades of biotech bullying and force-feeding unlabeled and hazardous...|
|7/27/2011 - People and governments around the world are fast running out of money. This is common news today, the inability to meet payments and the building up of debt. Though many individuals, corporations, towns, cities, states and sovereign governments are in this situation no one has gotten into deeper hock...|
|3/30/2011 11:37:15 PM - Radioactive isotopes unique to the Fukushima disaster are now being detected in at least 15 US states, according to recent reports from CNN (http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/03/28/radiation.us/index.html). And the Associated Press (AP) has issued a report claiming that milk samples taken in Washington...|
|3/25/2011 - The battle to preserve freedom of food choice rages on as many towns, cities, and even entire states work to pass food sovereignty laws that prohibit the federal government from interfering with health and food freedom. And Grown in the City, a group devoted to teaching people how to grow their own...|
|3/4/2011 - At a recent meeting with US state governors in Washington, DC, President Obama made clear his intent to force the individual states to comply with his unconstitutional health care overhaul. Twenty-six states have already filed federal lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the bill -- and some...|
|2/25/2011 - As the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) evaluates ways to further restrict Americans' access to raw milk and raw milk products, several US states are considering legislation to loosen the regulatory noose that limits freedom of food choice. Texas, Oregon, Minnesota, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and...|
|2/21/2011 - What we're really seeing today with the union worker protests in Madison, Wisconsin is the collision of money desires with fiscal reality. Everywhere across the country, union workers want to take home more money. Across the board, from teachers and firemen to law enforcement officers and government...|
|2/18/2011 - It is not enough to be informed about the many problems with current immunization policy and practice. We must effectively apply that knowledge to expand our right to make informed choices. Where the rubber meets the road with vaccine rights is in the statutes and regulations that provide or restrict...|
|2/2/2011 - Federal Judge Roger Vinson ruled this week that the "individual mandate" portion of Obama's health care reform was unconstitutional, dealing a significant blow to the Obama administration's desire to force government-run health insurance on the entire U.S. population. Department of Justice spokespeople...|
|1/27/2011 - America's Founding Fathers understood that the encroachment of federal power over the states was a threat to free society, so they carefully framed the U.S. Constitution as a protection for the People. And the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution specifically states that powers not specifically...|
|7/26/2010 - Many of the freedoms we enjoy here in the U.S. are quickly eroding as the nation transforms from the land of the free into the land of the enslaved, but what I'm about to share with you takes the assault on our freedoms to a whole new level. You may not be aware of this, but many Western states, including...|
|5/7/2010 - An increasing number of states are considering banning bisphenol-A (BPA) from food and drink containers in response to growing concerns that the chemical causes cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and other serious illnesses. Despite disregard by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about its potential...|
|3/29/2010 - Even as America has just been handed a "reformed" health care monopoly, most Americans by now realize that the drugs-and-surgery approach to health care is a failure. Keeping people sick and diseased so that you can pump more profits into the pharmaceutical corporations just doesn't work to keep any...|
|10/11/2009 - For years, the predominant cause of injury-related deaths in the United States has been traffic accidents. However, recent data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) indicates that 16 states now see more drug-related deaths...|
|8/28/2009 - This is part four of an article series by Evelyn Pringle. Find previous parts here: Part One (http://www.naturalnews.com/026634_drugs_suicide_adhd.html), Part Two (http://www.naturalnews.com/026707_health_disease_depression.html), Part Three (http://www.naturalnews.com/026742_depression_disease_postpartum_depression.html)...|
|4/23/2009 - The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has given the mental health care system of the United States a D grade, in the second such report released by the organization. In the first report, issued in 2006, the United States also received a D.
The report, available at www.nami.org, also ranks...|
|3/21/2009 - In a related article on CounterThink.com (http://www.CounterThink.com/025688.html), I discussed the inevitable collapse of America and the opportunity for new nation-states to rise from the ashes. Here, I unveil how such new nation-states might prioritize natural health as a strategy for long-term abundance...|
|2/16/2009 - Nine state legislatures have either passed or introduced bills intended to reaffirm their state's sovereignty as laid out in the Ninth and Tenth Amendments of the Constitution. Another twenty states are expected to introduce similar measures this year. While the ramifications of these resolutions are...|
|1/21/2009 - Psychotropic drugs are prescribed to children in the United States at three times the rate of children in Europe, according to one of the first studies to rigorously compare such prescription patterns between different countries.
"There is significantly greater use of atypical antipsychotics and...|
|12/1/2008 - Making public predictions about the economy, terrorism, politics and health care is always risky business. There are too many variables to track with much certainty, and nobody has a crystal ball that really works. But by looking at the big picture and monitoring trends, we can make some educated guesses...|
|10/21/2008 - NaturalNews has learned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is running a criminal extortion racket designed to drain cash from health supplement companies and shift it into the pockets of top FDA contractors. This organized crime operation has been running for years, and it has operated with impunity...|
|9/12/2008 - The vitally important erosion of our health freedoms is but a part of the overall erosion of the God-given unalienable rights declared by our founders in the Declaration of Independence and secured by the Constitution. In order to secure and restore our health freedoms "We the People" must ultimately...|
|3/31/2008 - At least 36 states are expected to face water shortages within the next five years, according to U.S. government estimates. Available freshwater supplies are dwindling across the country due to rising temperatures and droughts, while increasing sprawl, population and inefficient resource usage are leading...|
|2/12/2008 - During the week of December 17 - 19, 2007, Lakota Indian leaders traveled to Washington DC and withdrew from the constitutionally mandated treaties to become a free and independent country. They do so in a fully honest, legal, and ethical manner.
"We are no longer citizens of the United States of...|
|2/4/2008 - The cover of the November 2007 issue of Reader's Digest magazine makes a strong statement through a featured article entitled The Vitamin Hoax: 10 Not to Take. Written by Reader's Digest Senior Research Editor, Neena Samuel, the article cautions readers not to be duped into purchasing vitamins and supplements....|
|12/14/2007 - Think U.S. health authorities have never conducted outrageous medical experiments on children, women, minorities, homosexuals and inmates? Think again: This timeline, originally put together by Dani Veracity (a NaturalNews reporter), has been edited and updated with recent vaccination experimentation...|
|6/7/2007 - Fluorescent light bulbs and LED lights are rapidly coming to replace the incandescent bulbs perfected by Thomas Edison in the late 1800s, as state governments encourage a switch for the sake of energy conservation. In California and New Jersey, laws have been proposed that would actually ban the use...|
|5/9/2007 - The U.S. Senate passed the FDA "drug safety" bill today (S.1082) with a 93-1 vote. A key amendment that would have called for genuine drug safety protections for consumers -- the Grassley amendment 1039 -- was defeated by a single vote (47 to 46). The new law deepens financial ties between Big Pharma...|
|5/7/2007 - On May 3rd, 2007, U.S. Senators voted on an amendment to the 2007 Prescription Drug User Fee bill that aims to reform the FDA and enhance drug safety. This amendment, known as the "Dorgan Amendment No. 990," threatened to break Big Pharma's monopoly over pharmaceutical sales and allow U.S. consumers,...|
|4/2/2007 - With consumer demand for organic products continuing to grow, more large corporations are entering the organic market. To maximize profits, some of these companies don't follow organic standards but still label products as organic. For example, Horizon Organic and Aurora Organic, sold by Wal-Mart and...|
|3/8/2007 - The amount of money people spend on health care in the United States is likely to double over the next 10 years - from $2.1 trillion to $4 trillion - according to a new report published in an online edition of Health Affairs. The report was authored by a team of economists, statisticians and actuaries...|
|12/29/2006 - The state-based lawsuit was filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and it states as a main argument that the EPA has ignored the advice of its own scientists. The suit suggests that the EPA should lower the acceptable level for airborne soot -- known as fine particulate...|
|12/13/2006 - Criminal justice experts from the U.S. Justice Department report that the United States has the largest prison population and highest incarceration rate in the world due to factors such as tough sentencing laws, record drug offender arrests and high crime rates.
A report released by the justice department...|
|10/6/2006 - According to the Northeast Climate Impacts Assessment -- a report released by the Union of Concerned Scientists on Wednesday -- rising greenhouse gas emissions could cause the climate of the nine northeastern U.S. states to resemble the hotter states in the South.
Global warming has the potential...|
|9/27/2006 - According to the annual "Survey of Employer Health Benefits," a report released Tuesday by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research and Educational Trust, health care costs in the United States have risen 7.7 percent between spring 2005 and spring 2006.
While this increase is...|
|8/30/2006 - New research by Trust for America's Health has found that in 2005, 31 states reported increases in obesity among adults, with 13 states now reporting obesity levels in excess of 25 percent.
Colorado ranked as the leanest state with 16.9 percent of citizens considered obese, while Mississippi ranked...|
|8/4/2006 - The Food and Drug Administration is withholding guidelines on the production of generic versions of insulin and human growth hormone (HGH) that would save states millions of dollars, prompting the governors of Kansas, Minnesota, Vermont and Wisconsin to petition the agency to move more quickly.
|7/17/2006 - The bankruptcy of the United States government has been talked about for years by independent observers. If you've read the book, "Empire of Debt," then you know where the U.S. is headed financially. But most people have no idea about the ultimate financial consequences of decades of borrowing and spending...|
|6/23/2006 - -- Livestock feed manufacturer H.J. Baker & Bro. has issued a recall for supplements sold in nine states that may have been contaminated with cattle remains, a violation of a 1997 ban meant to protect against the spread of mad cow disease.
Samples of two supplements added to dairy cattle feed tested...|
|5/31/2006 - Rolling through virtually any reasonably populous city or town in America, one encounters a surreal landscape blighted by grotesque temples to America's twin gods of Capitalism and Consumerism. As an increasing number of individual proprietors are driven to extinction, Wal-Mart, McDonald's, and hundreds...|
|4/4/2006 - This is an article about the disease economy. That's a term I coined because I could find no other existing term to describe what I'm observing in our economy today. I call it the disease economy because such a huge percentage of the economic activity and economic growth I see in this country is based...|
|3/20/2006 - A new economic study by the U.S. government reveals that health care spending is rising so rapidly in the United States that in less than ten years, it will represent 20% of the domestic economy. That's an astonishing $1 out of every $5 in economic productivity, almost all of which is based on treating...|
|3/15/2006 - The United States has come to a decision point on nutritional supplements. Choice A is to continue participating in the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), which could be hazardous to public health by setting limitations on supplements, and Choice B is to pass the Health Freedom Protection Act (HFPA),...|
|3/4/2006 - Keep up the pressure on your lawmakers to stop passage of H.R. 4167, a bill heavily supported by junk food manufacturers that would -- believe it or not -- make it ILLEGAL for States to protect their citizens from food products containing heavy metals, cancer causing chemicals, aspartame and other dangerous...|
|2/27/2006 - What's wrong in America? Interestingly enough, many of our nation's problems can be summed up in one unlucky number: $100 billion. Sure, sometimes the government's $100 billion expenses signify a positive, worthwhile expense, such as the $100 billion that the federal and local governments spend on elementary...|
|2/19/2006 - President Bush marketed his Medicare drug benefit program as a popular handout that would put more prescription drugs in seniors' pockets and more money in State coffers. But as it turns out, the drug benefit promises were completely fabricated, just like "weapons of mass destruction."
|10/7/2005 - Every year millions of Americans go under the knife, but many of them are enduring great pain and shelling out thousands of dollars for surgeries they don't really need. In fact, the only people who seem to really benefit from these unnecessary medical procedures are the medical professionals who stand...|
|9/7/2005 - Although I find plenty to complain about with the United States of America, and I'm convinced this nation's freedoms, economy and leadership could use some major reforms, there's still a lot to like about the USA. I'm dedicating this essay to the top things I think are really great about the United...|
|8/30/2005 - As part of an ongoing investigation into Hoodia Gordonii supplements sold around the world, Truth Publishing has now learned that eleven out of seventeen brand-name hoodia supplements have failed a laboratory analysis of authenticity. The laboratory tests, conducted by Alkemist Pharmaceuticals in Costa...|
|8/15/2005 - Drugs are bad. Drugs destroy peoples' lives. Didn't you know that marijuana turns regular everyday people into zombie pot smokers? That's why we have a war on drugs in America: to protect our children from potheads.
Drugs are bad. Especially marijuana. I learned this the other day when I visited...|
|7/17/2005 - Mike: I'm here with Ruth Shamai of Ruth's Hemp Foods. The company's web address is ruthshempfoods.com. Ruth, you have a line of hemp-based products. Could you give people an overview of your product line, and then we'll get into more of the history of your company and your experience?
|6/7/2005 - Have you ever thought about the similarities between pharmaceutical and tobacco companies? They're striking. Both sell products that kill people when used as directed. The statistics are readily available for pharmaceuticals, which kill around 100,000 Americans each year according to the Journal of...|
|6/1/2005 - The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recently announced a three-year, multi-million dollar alliance with Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages (CSAB) to help combat obesity and diabetes in America by stressing the importance of making smart nutritional choices.
According to an ADA press release...|
|4/21/2005 - Defenders of organized medicine are fond of saying that the United States has the best healthcare in the world, but I challenge that. I don't think we have the best healthcare in the world, I think we have the most expensive healthcare in the world. In fact, in terms of results for dollars spent, I...|
|8/19/2004 - The war on drugs has taken a quantum leap to a fascinating new level with the seizure of $250,000 worth of legal prescription drugs entering the country from a Canadian mail-order pharmacy company called CanadaRx. U.S. customs officials alerted the FDA about this shipment and the FDA was called in to...|
|8/17/2004 - Many U.S. citizens mistakenly believe they live in a free society. But when it comes to health, medicine and nutritional supplements, the system under which we live today is more like the Dark Ages than a system of freedom. Want proof? Just ask yourself, "What kinds of health choices should I be able...|
|8/8/2004 - Skyrocketing health insurance costs are heavily impacting employers in the United States. Now, for the first time, medical benefits to employees has become the most expensive benefit paid by employers, according to a new report issued by the Employment Policy Foundation. The cost of health care for...|
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|8/3/2004 - The state of Maryland joins a growing list of cities and states attempting to import prescription drugs from Canada. Montgomery County says it could save $6 million to $10 million a year by giving its employees the choice of filling their prescriptions through certified Canadian pharmacies.
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