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BRETT HALL – No Vaccine, No School: NY updates immunization policy

CAMILLUS, N.Y. — An updated immunization policy for New York schools requires compliance in order for a child to be in the classroom. Tuesday was day one for students attending West Genesee schools. When getting on the bus today, a form that may have been in that backpack was an updated immunization form, detailing the shots the child has or …

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Low-income shoppers are in worse shape than you thought

It was finally starting to look like the lowest-earning Americans had caught a break. Yet as they feel the squeeze of rising health-care and housing costs, the lift from a stronger job market and low fuel prices hasn’t been enough for these consumers to feel relief. And for hundreds of thousands who are unemployed, a change in qualifications for Supplemental …

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Solartopia Green Power and Wellness Hour – 08.25.16

THE INSANE NY NUKE BAILOUT headlines in Solartopia today as TIM JUDSON of the NUCLEAR INFORMATION & RESOURCE SERVICE joins MANNA JO GREENE of CLEARWATER and KEVIN KAMPS of BEYOND NUCLEAR to discuss the $7-11 billion potential handout to keep four dangerously decrepit nuke reactors on line in the Empire State. Because they are obsolete and uncompetitive, the Ginna, Fitzpatrick, …

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ELIZABETH HENDERSON – Organic Farmers Are Not Anti-Science but Genetic Engineers Often Are

At one of the public brainstorming sessions for the New York Organic Action Plan, an organic farmer made an impassioned plea for “independent science” and told us that, with 8.5 billion mouths to feed by 2050, we will need genetic engineering to prevent starvation. I would like to examine these words carefully to decipher what they mean, how they are being used, and …

Verizon Calls in SWAT Team to Keep Exploited Overseas Workers Under Wraps

Representatives from the Communications Workers of America (CWA), the union whose members are currently engaged in a weeks-long strike against Verizon for its “corporate greed,” say they discovered this week that the communications behemoth has publicly lied about the extent of its offshoring of jobs. “When our members uncovered how Verizon is padding its incredible profit margins by replacing good paying American …

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Meryl Ann Butler – Gallup: Hillary has Worst Favorability Rating in Dem History

In a video published on May 10, 2016, Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks says that Hillary Clinton has the worst favoribility rating in Democrat history, according to a recent Gallup Poll. Her favorability rating last Fall was 63. By April it had dropped markedly to 36. In a graph shown on the video, Hillary’s trend since September was shown …

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The Threat of Evangelical Clintons

After being proclaimed close to politically dead, Bernie Sanders resurrected his campaign with an upset victory over Hillary Clinton. Despite this win – many in the mainstream continue to portray Sanders and his allies as bordering on delusional. “Sanders declares war on reality” blared the headline of at least one major newspaper. This plays into a recurring narrative that Clinton is the epitome …

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Is Monsanto’s Glyphosate Actually Helping the Environment?

Many environmentalists are falling for this glib marketing pitch. Here is why it’s false. Action Alert! At the federal and local levels, stopping invasive plants with pesticides like glyphosate is being seen as a conservation priority. But what is it doing to our soil and our food? For many years, the federal government has been devoting large sums of money to …

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Monsanto’s Glyphosate Found in California Wines, Even Wines Made With Organic Grapes

Shortly after the release of a report showing 14 beers testing positive for glyphosate in Germany, a concerned supporter of Moms Across America approached me at a convention with disturbing news. He said he had test results from Microbe Inotech Lab of St.Louis showing 10 different wines, from large and small vineyards, contained the chemical glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller, including wine made with organic grapes. The contamination …