Alternative News and Commentary

April 28, 2014

Here are some of the latest alternative news stories that the mainstream press might not have covered to thoroughly. Here and there you'll also find my own opinion or comment...

Drones and War

You might think (or just hope) that the U.S. kills only the "bad guys" with drone strikes, but then what weapon is ever that specific? In a recent article written by someone who worked on the drone program, the author talks about woman and children "incinerated by a Hellfire missile," how incidents of innocents dying are not isolated, and how the military refuses to tally civilian deaths. You can read more here: I Worked on the U.S. Drone Program—Here's What Really Happens

Do You Really Have Cancer?

The U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) published a report in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), saying that there could be millions of people who have been treated for cancer even though they didn't have it. For example, many women are diagnosed with breast cancer and treated for it even though they actually have ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a benign condition that doesn't usually cause any health problems. I imagine all the doctors and others who benefit from these millions of misdiagnoses are hoping the public doesn't hear much about this. You can read more here: They Didn't Really Have Cancer

Monsanto is Watching

Monsanto Corporation is buying up data providers in an effort to... well, who knows, but it seems they want to control everything about agriculture. You can read about their latest scheme here: Monsanto's Terrifying New Scheme: Massive Amounts of Data Collection

Root Canal Risks

There are 25 million root canals done every year in the United States, but are they a good idea? Leaving a dead tooth in your mouth sounds like a recipe for future problems. In fact, they do breed highly toxic anaerobic bacteria, which sometimes make it into a person's blood. Could this cause cancer? Read this: Root Canals Can Lead to Cancer, Heart, Kidney, Bone, and Brain Disease

Marijuana Myths and Truths

Studies have found that marijuana use doesn't increase one's risk of dying, that there may not be any "gateway" effect, and that the herb might cure some forms of cancer. Those are a few of the findings of studies that government has funded. You can read more about this here: Top 10 Cannabis Studies the Government Wished it Had Never Funded

Dangerous Foods?

An endocrinologist says, "I won’t go near canned tomatoes." A farmer refuses to eat corn-fed beef. A fisheries expert won't eat farm-raised salmon. You can find out why these and other foods might be dangerous here: Foods Even the Experts Won’t Eat

Climate Change Deniers' Secret Funding

Research recently published in the journal Climactic Change found that a billion dollars annually is spent to discredit climate change. Most of the money comes from conservative billionaires, who funnel the funding through secret organizations. You can read more about this story here: Climate Change Deniers Backed by Secret Network of Billionaires

American Superstitions

New survey results show that Americans are... well... one third of them reject evolution, primarily due to their biblical beliefs. What can I say about that? Thank God (or the writers of the Bible) that the Bible doesn't say we should kill gays and witches and keep dwarfs out of church. Oh wait, it does say those things. You can read about this latest poll from the Pew Research Center here: One-third of Americans Reject Human Evolution

I Better Watch Out

Oprah thinks atheists are incapable of the emotion of awe. What other group would she say that about? A Supreme Court Justice says atheism "favors the devil’s desires." Republican senator Ted Cruz’s father said... (really) that atheism leads to sexual abusing children. Atheists are fair game for attacks, it seems. You can read about other inane attacks on non-believers here: High-Profile Attacks on Atheism

The TPP Just Won't Die

The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, designed to give power to multi-national corporations, just keeps going. Never mind that the people don't want it once they understand it. Now we find that the press has been promoting it, and hey, what do you know? Their parent companies are the same ones that will benefit from it. Read more here: Media Companies Lobby for Trans-Pacific Partnership

Videos You Might Want to See

The title says it: 10 Videos the Government Doesn't Want You to See

Prospecting for Leaves

So they are finding gold in the leaves of trees, which might lead to a new way of locating underground gold deposits. But I'm wondering if it might be possible to burn up a bunch of leaves in a container and have gold left in the bottom after letting the ashes blow away. Anyhow, more on this discovery here: Gold in Trees May Hint at Buried Treasure

Who Are the Good Guys?

Finally, here's a fun article that reminds us of the extent to which propaganda and patriotism hide the brutal nature of most governments: 35 Countries Where the U.S. Has Supported Fascists, Drug Lords and Terrorists

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