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David Bacon – “We’re Homeless and We Vote”: Homeless People Want a Voice in This Election

Berkeley, California — By the time you read this, Berkeley’s intentional mobile homeless community will probably have been forced to migrate again, in yet one more forcible relocation. A week ago, at five in morning, six city trucks and a U-Haul van pulled up at the tent encampment on a peaceful, leaf-covered median in the middle of south Berkeley’s Adeline …

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First Rise in U.S. Death Rate in Years Surprises Experts

WASHINGTON — The death rate in the United States rose last year for the first time in a decade, preliminary federal data show, a rare increase that was driven in part by more people dying from drug overdoses, suicide and Alzheimer’s disease. The death rate from heart disease, long in decline, edged up slightly. Death rates — measured as the number …

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Obamacare’s 2017 Insurer Rate Requests Are Starting to Stream in, and the Figures Are Scary

It’s been more than two years since the Affordable Care Act, which you probably know better as Obamacare, went into full effect for individual consumers, and in that time the new health law has enrolled about 12.7 million people. Note that this doesn’t take into account the millions of Americans who’ve been able to get health insurance through the expansion …

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Ali Meyer – Health Insurance Premiums Rising Faster Than Wages

Health insurance premiums have increased faster than wages and inflation in recent years, rising an average of 28 percent from 2009 to 2014 despite the enactment of Obamacare, according to a report from Freedom Partners. President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law on March 23, 2010, andWednesday is the law’s sixth anniversary. The Obama administration expressed concern in 2009 about skyrocketing health …

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Less than 30% of Congress Admits to Vaccinating Their OWN KIDS!!!

http://vaxtruth.org/2015/02/nbc-congress-poll/In a story released yesterday, NBC “News” reports on the results of their poll to United States Congressmen and Congresswomen. NBC asked our nation’s leaders, “Are your kids vaccinated?” Here are the results of the poll: Out of 434 members of the House of Representatives, 121 responded affirmatively, indicating “Yes. My children are vaccinated.” That’s less than 30% – 27.65% to be …

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36 children die in war-torn Syria from UN measles vaccines; government claims vaccines were intentionally sabotaged

It isn’t as if the current civil war in Syria has not already taken a ravenous toll on the Middle Eastern country’s children, but so, too, has a recently administered measles vaccine that the Assad government claims was sabotaged. According to a mid-September report by Britain’s Telegraph newspaper, at least 36 children were recently reported to have died “excruciating deaths” after being given …

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Bill Moyers – The GOP on the Eve of Destruction

For reasons hard to fathom, the Republicans seem to have made up their minds: they will divide, degrade and secede from the Union. Turn on your TV or computer, pick up a paper or magazine and you can see and hear them baying at the moon. They will do so with bullying, lies and manipulation, a willingness to say anything, no …

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Joseph Mercola – Statin Nation: The Great Cholesterol Cover-up Part II

“Statin Nation II: What Really Causes Heart Disease?” is the sequel to the documentary “Statin Nation: The Great Cholesterol Cover-up [2].” However, it stands well on its own, even if you didn’t see the original film. For many decades, the idea that saturated fats caused heart disease reigned supreme, and diets shifted sharply away from saturated animal fats such as butter …

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Jonathan Latham – What Happened to Obama’s Promise to Restore Scientific Integrity?

Pretty much every branch of the US government has had trouble implementing President Obama’s flagship scientific integrity policy. In 2011, the US Department of the Interior (DOI) appointed the scientist Dr. Paul Houser to be its first ever Officer of Scientific Integrity. Within a year he was fired. Believing his dismissal was for drawing attention to a scientifically questionable Department policy, …

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Paul Fassa – Can We Trust the New USDA Dietary Guidelines to Keep us Healthy?

Our national government’s attempts at issuing dietary guidelines are usually inappropriate and ludicrous. Unfortunately, those guidelines dictate what the average certified dietitian offers as sound dietary advice. If you’ve ever had to eat hospital food, you were the recipient of a dietitian’s control over the hospital’s kitchen. Today there are virtual food fights over different dietary approaches. It seems the …