06-15-16 -- James Corbett - John Velleco (MP3s & VIDEO LOADED)
James Corbett (The Corbett Report) provides World News Update; topics range from BREXIT, the Orlando shooting, the science of social control, health issues, etc... - John Velleco (Director of Operations of Gun Owners of America) on the Orlando shooti
According to the Global Peace Index 2016, only Botswana, Chile, Costa Rica, Japan, Mauritius, Panama, Qatar, Switzerland, Uruguay and Vietnam are free from conflict. Iceland tops the list of most peaceful countries in the world, followed by Denmark, Austria, New Zealand, Portugal, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Canada, Japan, and Slovenia — while the United States ranked far lower, at 103. Palestine, placed in the index of 163 nations for the first time this year, ranked 148th.
War-torn Syria placed at the bottom of the list, lower than only South Sudan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Yemen, Central African Republic, Ukraine, Sudan, and Libya.
"The index gauges global peace using three broad themes: the level of safety and security in society; the extent of domestic or international conflict; and the degree of militarisation," the report states.
Though 81 countries improved their level of peace according to those criteria, those gains were muddied by deteriorating peace in 79 other nations. In the last decade, "the average country score deteriorated by 2.44 per cent with 77 countries improving while 85 countries deteriorated, highlighting the global complexities of peace and its uneven distribution."
06-14-2016 • http://www.gizmag.com, Michael Irving
After unintentionally creating carbon-rich nanorods, the team realized its accidental invention behaves weirdly with water, demonstrating a 20-year old theory and potentially paving the way to low-energy water harvesting systems and sweat-removing fabrics.
The researchers note that ordinarily materials will absorb more water as the humidity in the air around them increases. But between 50 and 80 percent relative humidity, these nanorods will actually do the opposite and expel water, a behavior they say is not shared by any other material. Below that range, they behave as normal, so the process is reversible by lowering the humidity again.
"Our unusual material behaves a bit like a sponge; it wrings itself out halfway before it's fully saturated with water," says David Lao, PNNL research associate and creator of the material.
Science is a method to help us answer questions about the physical world…but in this age of military/university partnerships, government grants and industry-funded research, who's asking the questions? Jerry Day of FreedomTaker.com joins us today to discuss the new technocratic overlords and how the tool of science can be wielded as a weapon of social control.
But as information continues to pour in it's up to all of us to help collect the data. If you have any relevant news or information about the shooting and the way the investigation is proceeding, please share them in the comments below.
"Stripped of distractions, [the referendum] comes down to an elemental choice: whether to restore the full self-government of this nation, or to continue living under a higher supranational regime, ruled by a European Council that we do not elect in any meaningful sense, and that the British people can never remove, even when it persists in error.
"[…]We are deciding whether to be guided by a Commission with quasi-executive powers that operates more like the priesthood of the 13th Century papacy than a modern civil service; and whether to submit to a European Court of Justice (ECJ) that claims sweeping supremacy, with no right of appeal."
I couldn't have said it better myself. Well, actually I could, but fewer people would listen.
So the bookmakers may still be giving the winning odds to the "Stay" camp (for the compulsive gamblers out there, it's 4-7 for stay vs. 7-4 for leave), there is significant movement behind the push to extricate the UK from its 43 year entanglement with the EUreaucracy.
So of course the banksters are doing what they always do when things are not going their way: threatening, intimidating and generally trying to scare the living daylights out of the public.
Accordingly, the bankster mouthpiece media has been breathlessly reporting for months now on the number of economists who have lined up to warn that the sky will fall and dogs will start marrying cats (economically speaking) if Britain asserts control of its own territory: 200! No, 88% of 600!! No, 9 out of 10!!!
And they're not necessarily wrong. After all, the financiers control the central banks which have been dictating the global equities and bond bubble we've been living through since Lehman, so if and when they decide to pop it they just have to start calling in their debts and sucking the air out of the economy.
This should surprise precisely no one. Remember when public outcry against the $700 billion bankster bailout of 2008 was so loud that Congress overwhelmingly rejected the bill? Remember what Brad Sherman later admitted on the floor of Congress?
"Many of us were told in private conversations that if we voted against this bill on Monday that the sky would fall, the market would drop two or three thousand points the first day and a couple of thousand on the second day, and a few members were even told that there would be martial law in America if we voted no."
Well why would we expect anything different this time around? The banksters want Britain in the EU and they're not afraid to hold a gun to the head of the global economy in order to get their way.
There are a couple of points to take away from this. Firstly, should voters allow the inevitable backlash from the powers-that-shouldn't-be stop them from doing what they feel is right come referendum day?
And secondly, isn't it instructive that the only response the banksters really have is to take their ball and go home when things don't go their way? I mean, sure, the "ball" is the global debt-based finance capital economy they've constructed in their image and that keeps the wheels of commerce as we know it today greased (and thus is more or less directly responsible for the gainful employment of almost everyone), but still…all they can do is try to take that away from us.
Sadly, we don't live in a world where those practices are mainstream (yet), so on June 23rd the Brits need to ask themselves one simple question: Are they going to vote out of fear of the consequences, or are they going to vote for what they believe to be right?
Confused? Of course you are. Join James for this week's subscriber newsletter as he breaks down the headline-grabbing and often completely contradictory world of (industry funded, government approved) nutritional science.(see article below)...
Even heart surgeons can be wrong about nutrition. And this particular surgeon was evidently wrong about the dangers of egg yolks...or at least badly misinformed.
When I was 13 or 14 we had our family friends, the Armstrongs, over for dinner. Mr. Armstrong was funny and engaging and a lively story-teller. In his typical colorful way, he told us about the time he attended a business conference where breakfast was served. He watched as the man seated next to him very carefully and deliberately cut the yolks out of each of the fried eggs on his plate and placed them to the side before eating the egg whites.
Mr. Armstrong demonstrated how he leaned over to the man and asked, "Excuse me, sir, I notice you're very methodical about the way you're eating your eggs. Is there any particular reason you eat them like that?"
The answer was blunt, and Mr. Armstrong delivered it in the deadpan way the man himself must have said it, as a mundane matter of fact. "I'm a heart surgeon."
Mr. Armstrong stopped, raised his eyebrows, nodded and said, "OK." And from that day forward, he explained, he always made sure to avoid egg yolks.
It was a simple little story, but for some reason I still vividly recall that occasion (more than two decades ago now) when he told it. I have often thought about it while eating eggs over the years and vaguely wondering if I should feel bad about eating the yolks.
But you know what? Even heart surgeons can be wrong about nutrition. And this particular surgeon was evidently wrong about the dangers of egg yolks...or at least badly misinformed.
Long vilified by well-meaning doctors and scientists for their high cholesterol content, eggs are now making a bit of a comeback. While it's true that egg yolks have a lot of cholesterol—and so may weakly affect blood cholesterol levels—eggs also contain nutrients that may help lower the risk for heart disease, including protein, vitamins B12 and D, riboflavin, and folate.
A solid body of research shows that for most people, cholesterol in food has a much smaller effect on blood levels of total cholesterol and harmful LDL cholesterol than does the mix of fats in the diet. Recent research has shown that moderate egg consumption—up to one a day—does not increase heart disease risk in healthy individuals (1, 2) and can be part of a healthy diet.
But wait. Hold on. Exactly why did these "well-meaning doctors and scientists" go around raising an entire generation on the dangers of eggs? Are you telling me that it took decades of research for these "well-meaning" doctors and scientists to finally conclude that consumption of dietary cholesterol is only weakly related to levels of cholesterol in the blood? Or that this might be counteracted by other health benefits conferred by eating eggs? That's outrageous!
"So what?" you're saying. "So the nutritionists put out some bad advice on eggs. It's only one food. And look, it's self-correcting in the end anyway. That's how science works."
Well, tell that to the people who have been diligently cutting the yolks out of their eggs for the last 20 years. And it's not just eggs, anyway.
John Velleco is currently the Director of Operations for Gun Owners of America, having served the the organization in various roles since 1993.
Along with the entire GOA team, Velleco has taken part in legislative battles such as the passage of arming commercial airline pilots (signed into law in 2002), preventing gun confiscations after natural disasters like hurricane Katrina (signed into law in 2006), repealing the gun ban on National Park Service land (signed into law in 2009), and repealing the gun ban on Amtrak trains (signed into law in 2009).
While legislative responsibilities keep John on Capitol Hill on a regular basis, he has also appeared on various news programs on NBC, ABC, FOX News, CNN and C-Span, in addition to speaking at rallies and events across the country.
John resides in northern Virginia with his wife of 23 years and their five children.