Thursday, August 17, 2017

MSM Weeps For Dead White Helmets Terrorists, Cries For Nusra

Activist Post | Aug 17, 2017 | Brandon Turbeville

In between reports about Charlottesville, race war, and Donald Trump, the Western media is also mourning the loss of several members of its terrorist PR brigade known as the White Helmets. Falsely labeled the Syria Civil Defense (the real Syria Civil Defense is a completely different organization), the White Helmets are a documented wing of al-Nusra Front.

Resting assured that its regular readers are unaware of the White Helmets’ Nusra connections, Western corporate press outlets are parading the dead White Helmets as if they are an example of the “war on humanitarian personnel” in Syria which it disingenuously portrays as being the agenda of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Seven White Helmets members were shot and killed on Saturday by “unknown assailants” in Sarmin, Idlib near the Turkish border. All through rebel-held territory, propaganda vigils were held for the dead White Helmets, with participants carrying signs saying “Save White Helmets” and “The men of civil defense are used to saving civilian lives, but found none to save theirs.”

Raed al-Saleh, head of the White Helmets and notorious terrorist sympathizer, stated that “Every one of you has a story with the wounded and you have given your blood to save others. I hold all those who claim leadership responsible. You must uncover the criminals who carried out this heinous crime.”

The White Helmets claimed that the attackers were masked and that they stole two vans from the group.

Interestingly enough, most of the articles in the corporate press insinuate (though never actually claim) through clever sentence structuring that the Assad government is responsible. Of course, if it was true, the Syrian government would not have been killing aid workers but al-Nusra terrorists. This fact has been documented repeatedly in my articles and those of Vanessa Beeley of 21st Century Wire.

What is most notable, however, is that Idlib is terrorist territory and it is also where all the terrorists who have agreed to “population swaps” with the Syrian government have flocked. As a result, it is an area that has a high density of religious fanatics; and we all know religious fanatics cannot play nice with others, particularly other religious fanatics. After all, terrorist groups have been fighting one another in Idlib for quite some time, with battles picking up intensity in recent weeks.

With this in mind, the deaths of the White Helmets terrorists are clearly the work of inter-terrorist squabbling and, since the group is essentially the public relations wing of al-Nusra, one need only look to the groups battling Nusra in Idlib to look for the culprits.

Or, we could simply move on and take comfort in the fact that terrorists killing terrorists reduces the net amount of terrorists as well as the workload on the Syrian military when the battle for Idlib inevitably begins. Personally, I’ll take the latter strategy.

If there was any doubt about the true nature of the White Helmets, I suggest reading my previous articles on the group as well as Vanessa Beeley’s excellent work on the same topic.

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Brandon Turbeville – article archive here – is the author of seven books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria, The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President, and Resisting The Empire: The Plan To Destroy Syria And How The Future Of The World Depends On The Outcome. Turbeville has published over 1000 articles on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s radio show Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. His website is BrandonTurbeville.com He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.

The Truth About Yemen - With Vanessa Beeley

Ron Paul Liberty Report | Aug 17, 2017

More than two years after a Saudi-led coalition began attacking Yemen, the country is a wasteland. Thousands of airstrikes, scores of children killed, epidemics, misery. Who's really responsible and what can be done?


First footage of Barcelona terrorist attack aftermath (PHOTOS,VIDEOS)

RT | Aug 17, 2017

Photos and videos have emerged online from the incident in Barcelona city center where a van struck dozens of pedestrians on a busy thoroughfare. Police have confirmed it was a terrorist attack and at least one person is dead and 32 injured.

Footage shows the scene of the collision in Las Ramblas, in which a van mounted a pavement thronged with pedestrians, as emergency services rushed to the incident.
READ MORE: Several people dead, injured after van crashes into pedestrians in Barcelona (WATCH LIVE)

Police have confirmed one death and 32 injuries, 10 of which are seriously injured. Graphic footage of the victims lying on the street has also been shared across several social media platforms.
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Other footage shows panicked pedestrians fleeing the chaotic scene and emergency responders at the popular tourist destination.


READ MORE: Van smashes into pedestrians in central Barcelona Live updates

A heavy police presence can be seen searching the Las Ramblas area for the suspect, or suspects, reportedly hold up at a restaurant in the area.


Compassion Optional: PETA seized family dog & euthanized it without consent (PHOTO)

RT | Aug 17, 2017

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PETA will pay out $49,000 to a family in Virginia after members of the animal rights group took their dog from a trailer park and euthanized it without consent.

The incident happened in 2014, when two people associated with PETA removed an unattended chihuahua owned by Wilber Zarate from a public area in Eastern Shore, Virginia.

According to 13 News Now, Zarate’s case against PETA alleged the dog had been put down before a five-day waiting period, after the group had been called into the neighborhood to help seize stray dogs.

PETA says the death of the chihuahua, Maya, the pet of Zarate’s young daughter, was a “terrible mistake” and will now fork out $49,000 in compensation, reported the Associated Press.

Zarate had reportedly sought compensation of $7 million over the animal’s untimely demise.

He had also alleged the incident came about because of PETA’s opposition to the breeding of pets, which the organization denied.

In a statement to RT.com, PETA said the dog’s death “was a tragic mistake.”

“We will now, however, be looking at those behind the scenes who, in a third-party conspiracy, used a tragic accident to further their own ends and who, it is clear, salivated over the prospects of shutting down PETA’s free and low-cost services to the community,” it added, without identifying the alleged third party.

In addition to the $49,000 settlement, PETA will also make a donation to Virginia Beach SPCA in honor of Maya.

PETA’s website states its euthanizes animals and and oppose“no-kill” shelters on compassionate grounds.
The group reasons that animals presented to shelters that do not euthanize are often turned away due to high capacity and therefore end up dying in cruel conditions elsewhere.

READ MORE: PETA stage graphic 'meat is murder' protest in Germany (VIDEO)

“We will never turn our backs on neglected, unloved, and homeless animals – even if the best we can offer them is a painless release from a world that doesn’t have enough heart or homes with room for them,” says a PETA blog post explaining their policy on euthanization.


Fracked off? Level of Britain’s shale gas reserves has been ‘hyped,’ says geology professor

RT | Aug 17, 2017

Britain was thought to have potentially “very large” reserves of shale gas for the fracking industry to extract. However, according to a geology professor, the supply has been grossly overestimated.

Prof John Underhill from Heriot-Watt University called on the UK government to come up with an alternative plan to extract gas, as he claimed the shale deposits under their feet were formed 55 million years too late.

The professor slashed the UK’s potential for gas production, claiming the movement of tectonic plates had had a detrimental impact on its shale deposits.

“The complexity of the shale gas basins hasn’t been fully appreciated so the opportunity has been hyped,” he told the BBC.

Because tectonic plates lifted and deformed the shale gas basins, they were eventually emptied of both gas and oil, he said.

“For fracking to work, the shale should be thick enough, sufficiently porous, and have the right mineralogy.

“The organic matter must have been buried to a sufficient depth and heated to the degree that it produces substantial amounts of gas or oil,” the professor explained.

Comment: The 'hot' reference is about toxic chemicals and who knows what, which provides a way for industry to rid itself of excess costs getting rid of things they should have never been using in the first place.

Underhill remarked that the geological element has been left out of the current debate surrounding the viability of fracking, both from an environmental and economic point of view.

“I’m neutral about fracking, so long as it doesn’t cause environmental damage.

But the debate is between those who think fracking is dangerous and those who think it will help the economy – and no-one’s paying enough attention to the geology.”

Fracking firm Cuadrilla responded to the professor’s claims, saying it will reduce “speculation” over Britain’s shale capacity by carrying out drills.

Cuadrilla’s technical director, Mark Lappin, told the BBC: “We have noted the BGS [British Geological Survey] estimates for gas-in-place and consider that volume to be indicative of a very large potential reserve.

“It’s the purpose of our current drilling operations to better understand the reserve, reduce speculation from all sides and decide if and how to develop it.

“I expect Professor Underhill would be supportive of the effort to understand the resource including geological variation.”

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Clean Water Dangerous According to MSM: You're Not Helping Us Get Rid of Toxic Waste

Natural News | Aug 16, 2017 | Tracy Watson

If asked to think of an image of something clean and pure in nature, many people would picture a waterfall or stream. Genuine, natural spring water, from a clean source, which hasn’t been tampered with or had piles of chemicals added to it, is highly sought after for its mineral content and other health benefits. Of course, many bottled waters are really just glorified tap water and not worth the extra expense. Nonetheless, a claim by the Daily Mail that bottled water is somehow worse for your teeth because it isn’t loaded with fluoride is ludicrous, to say the least.

A recent article in the Mail notes that some popular brands of bottled water might be bad for your teeth because 1) they contain pH levels that are too acidic, and 2) because they do not contain added fluoride.

The article explains that pH levels can fall anywhere between zero and 14, with 7 being neutral. Numbers below 7 represent high acidity, while anything over 7 would be alkaline. Acidic drinks like sodas and coffee are known to be bad for your teeth, causing staining and even cavities.

The Mail claims that several of the bottled water brands its in-house team tested had acidity levels in the “dangerous” zone, and should therefore be avoided.

Dr. Eunjung Jo of Astor Smile Dental explains, “Our enamel starts to erode at a pH level of 5.5 so it’s best to avoid any drinks with a pH that is lower than 5.5.”

This all sounds reasonable, and if you do choose to buy bottled water from a reputable source rather than filtering your own, it does make sense to be on the lookout for a more alkaline brand.

Nonetheless, the article’s second claim, that the lack of added fluoride in bottled water is somehow damaging to your health, is quite simply false, though that is the narrative which is always fed to the mainstream media by medical professionals and government departments alike.

According to the Mail, fluoride is a “healthy ion that is good for tooth enamel.”

Children are urged to consume as much fluoride as possible, since their teeth are still developing. This supposedly protects against cavities and prevents hypo-fluorosis, a condition which causes white marks on teeth.

“If they are not drinking a significant amount of tap water and are only drinking filtered, bottled water without measured levels of fluoride, then they could developmentally have problems,” according to Dr. Tema Starkman of High Line Dentistry. “The studies say that during the developmental stage of growth for children, accurate fluoride levels in tap water could contribute to healthy enamel formation.”

Though the dental profession’s concerns about too little fluoride may make sense when taken at face value, it is important to dig deeper and see what the effects are of too much fluoride. (Related: Discover more information about dental hygiene at Dentistry.news)

A 2015 study by researchers from the University of Kent, published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, revealed that people who live in areas with elevated fluoride levels in their water are 30 percent more likely to develop hypothyroidism (also known as an underactive thyroid).

Symptoms of hypothyroidism include feeling cold, fatigue, dry skin, forgetfulness, depression, constipation and weight gain. There is no cure for hypothyroidism, and without treatment symptoms will escalate and worsen over time.

England allows for 1.0mg/L of fluoride to be added to its water supplies, while in the U.S., the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set the limit at 4.0mg/L.

When the Kent study looked at areas where fluoride levels exceeded 0.7mg/L they found higher than normal levels of hypothyroidism. However, even when they examined areas with just 0.3mg/L of fluoride in the water they found that people were 30 percent more likely to have the condition. (Related: Read more about how this and other studies linked fluoride to hypothyroidism, fatigue, obesity and depression.)

Back home in the United States, a study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association had similarly alarming results. Ironically, the research team discovered that the very fluoride added to water to prevent fluorosis, actually causes it!

An earlier Natural News article reported:

[Y]oung children have the highest risk of severe tooth damage from fluoride, especially those that are six months of age or younger, a time during which children’s blood-brain barriers have not fully formed. Even low ingestion levels cause the direct depositing of fluoride into the teeth, brain and other bodily tissues and organs which, besides causing fluorosis, also causes disorders of the brain and nervous system, kidneys and bones.

Sadly, the American Dental Association has been aware since at least 2006 that fluoride actually causes fluorosis and other problems, but has done nothing to educate dentists or the public about the dangers.

All things considered, even if “natural,” non-fluoridated water does stain your teeth (which is highly unlikely, anyway), that sounds far less risky than drinking fluoridated tap water which is sure to worsen your health.

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