Spotlight On America Archived # 8

 

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Sugar Should Be Regulated As Toxin, Researchers Say
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Sugar Should Be Regulated As Toxin, Researchers Say

Sugar is toxic to the human body, and as such, should be regulated as strictly as alcohol, researchers now say.

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A spoonful of sugar might make the medicine go down. But it also makes blood pressure and cholesterol go up, along with your risk for liver failure, obesity, heart disease and diabetes.

Sugar and other sweeteners are, in fact, so toxic to the human body that they should be regulated as strictly as alcohol by governments worldwide, according to a commentary in the current issue of the journal Nature by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

 

 

Why are they trying to kill us? A deeper look into the mass production of America’s toxic food

Image: Why are they trying to kill us? A deeper look into the mass production of America’s toxic food

My illustration is really much too tame. I don’t mean to imply that you’ll just have to live with stupid government stunts, as if the screw they’re turning into our collective chests might be only a painful inconvenience. The reality of what’s truly  happening inside the United States is far, far more terrifying than just being screwed. Because quite literally,they are trying to KILL US!

 

 

 

 

TRUMP WARNS: COULD BOOT RYAN AT RNC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CREEPING TECHNOCRATIC DICTATORSHIP: GOOGLE CAN ACCESS MEDICAL RECORDS; MICROSOFT STORING DATA ON YOUR DNA



Polish study confirms what mainstream media’s been trying to hide all along: Vaccines are dangerous!

Image: Polish study confirms what mainstream media’s been trying to hide all along: Vaccines are dangerous!

A 2012 Polish study, published in the journal Progressive Health Sciences, highlighted what we’ve all known — and what the mainstream media and vaccine fanatics keeps denying — all along: The risks of vaccines far outweigh any of their perceived benefits.

Researchers from the Department of Pediatric Rehabilitation at the Medical University of Bialystok looked at the typical childhood vaccination schedule in Poland and compared it to that of other countries around the world. They evaluated the adverse effects associated with the administration of multiple vaccines at once, as well as how individual vaccines affect immunological development and response.



The Oligarchy Is Tottering – Trump Tramples The Neocons’ “False Song Of Globalism”

For the past twenty years, movements have arisen to challenge American imperialism. The Trump movement is different: it is massive, and it is capable of winning. That’s what has the Establishment in such a panic. If we step back from the daily news cycle, and consider the larger significance of the Trump phenomenon, the meaning of it all is unmistakable: we haven’t seen anything like this in American politics – not ever. Revolution is in the air. The oligarchy is tottering. The American people are waking up, and rising up – and those who try to ignore it or disdain it as mere “populism” will be left behind.

 



STAGE 5: ACCEPTANCE

 

 



The House Just Voted To Give Wall Street Billions From Americans’ Retirement Savings

Investment advisers are allowed to give you bad advice. The House wants to keep it that way.

04/29/2016

A new bill introduced by Rep. David Roe (R-Tenn.) would preserve financial advisers’ ability to steer their clients into investments that aren’t in the clients’ best interest.

If the House of Representatives gets its way, President Barack Obama won’t be able to crack down on unnecessary fees that cost Americans billions of dollars in retirement savings a year.



WorldNews.com | 2016-04-29

Trump had a big under-the-radar win

 

American citizens are as much trapped inside this corrupt system as people around the globe are at the mercy of its fighter jets and drone attacks, writes Dabashi [AP]

Hamid Dabashi is the Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.

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In the United States presidential elections, there are two towering political parties – the Democratic and the Republican – that during the course of their “primary” elections get to choose who will be their respective candidates in the course of a national election.

Although any US citizen can join these two parties – or any other political party – millions of eligible voters have not, and consider themselves “independent”. 

These independent voters get to vote in the general elections like anyone else, but by the time we get to that general election in November, the two dominant political parties have already elected their nominee, and, therefore, US citizens at large have to vote for one of these preselected nominees if they want their vote to have a role in who their next president will be.



Why Bush won’t be prosecuted over CIA torture

Despite damning Senate report’s revelations, chances of seeing Bush-era leaders in the dock are slim

Former Vice President Dick Cheney has said he has ‘no regrets’ about the use of waterboarding on suspects [AP]



DELEGATES GET DEATH THREATS



Music Icon Prince Dead At 57

The artist was found at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota.

Prince, the legendary musician who brought us countless hits, such as “Purple Rain” and “When Doves Cry,” has died. He was 57.

The singer’s publicist confirmed the tragic news to The Huffington Post on Thursday.

“It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at the age of 57,” the rep said in a statement. “There are no further details as to the cause of death at this time.”

TMZ was the first to report the news

According to a Sheriff’s statement given to the Associated Press, deputies were called to Prince’s studio, where they found the singer unresponsive in an elevator. They attempted to revive the singer through CPR, but were unable to. 

Earlier this week, the performer was treated for the flu after his plane made an emergency landing.

A representative for Prince told TMZ that the singer was feeling under the weather during his shows last week and began to feel worse on the plane. After the emergency landing, he was treated at a hospital and released three hours later.

Born Prince Rogers Nelson (after the Prince Rogers Trio) on June 7, 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the multi-talented performer has been called “one of the most naturally gifted artists of all time,” by Rolling Stone. Prince did everything — from writing to singing to producing — with his own unique style.

Prince was first signed to a record deal with Warner Bros. Records when he was just a teenager. In 1978, he released his debut album, “For You,” followed by “Dirty Mind” in 1980 and “Controversy” in 1981.

But it was his 1982 album, “1999,” that really thrust Prince into the spotlight. The album, which went platinum, featured the Top 10 singles “Little Red Corvette,” “Delirious,” and of course, “1999.”

In 1984, Prince starred in “Purple Rain,” a film for which he created the soundtrack and original score. He won an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score for the movie. “Purple Rain,” the album, which featured the songs “When Doves Cry” and “Let’s Go Crazy” (as well as the title track), spent 24 weeks on the top of the charts and sold over 13 million copies.

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Prince performs live at the Fabulous Forum on February 19, 1985 in Inglewood, California.

Prince would go on to act in a number of other films, including “Under the Cherry Moon” (1986) and “Graffiti Bridge” (1990), and appear in a 2014 episode of “New Girl.”

By 1989, with the release of his 11th album, “Batman,” Prince had become one of the most successful pop artists in America. As a songwriter, he also gave us some of the most iconic pop songs in history, including 1990’s “Nothing Compares 2 U,” made popular by Sinead O’Connor,” and 1986’s “Manic Monday,” which was performed by “The Bangles.” 

Prince gained success at a time when stars like Madonna, Bruce Springsteen and Michael Jackson were dominating the industry, yet thanks to his ability to constantly transform (whether it be through his music or appearance), he managed to carve out a unique spot for himself. 

He went so far as to change his name to the unpronounceable symbol O(+> in 1993, which Rolling Stone dubbed as one of “the boldest career moves in rock history.” The artist used the moniker until 2000. Fans and media alike were confused by the symbol, and often referred to the singer as “the artist formerly known as Prince.” The icon famously referenced his symbolic name with his guitar during an epic Super Bowl Performance years later in 2007. The performance is hands down one of the most memorable in Super Bowl history.

After a few years of staying out of the spotlight, Prince performed at the Grammys with Beyoncé in February 2004. The two played a medley of hits, including “Purple Rain” and “Let’s Go Crazy,” along with Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love.” The following month, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Prince and Beyonce perform a medley of his hits during The 46th Annual GRAMMY Awards, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. 

Prince also released the Grammy Award-winning album “Musicology” in 2004, with the accompanying Musicology Live 2004ever tour, which grossed a whopping $87.4 million.

In early 2006, Prince appeared as the musical guest on “Saturday Night Live,” along with his protégée, R&B singer Tamar, while promoting his album “3121.” That same year, he won a Golden Globe for “Song of the Heart,” which he wrote and performed for the film “Happy Feet.” 

In the following years, Prince released “Planet Earth” in 2007 and the triple CD set “LOtUSFLOW3R” in 2009. Between 2010 and 2012, the artist toured all over Europe, America, Australia and Canada, where in 2015, he returned for a surprise concert.  

He will be sorely missed, but never forgotten. 

This is a developing story. Check back for updates, which will be added throughout the day. 

Elizabeth Warren Has No Patience for Ted Cruz’s Whining

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Warren slams Cruz for complaining about all the “sacrifices” he’s made to run for the White House.

It just hasn’t been a good week for Ted Cruz. The Texas Tea Party senator launched an anti-Trump attack on

 



TRUMP TURMOIL: NEW GUARD TAKES OVER

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Lewandowski Reduced To ‘A Body Man And A Scheduler’…

 



THE WHEELS



Confessions of a former US Air Force drone technician

Ex-serviceman who built communications infrastructure for US drone programme in Afghanistan speaks out against it.

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Dear Alexander,

?It would be a lie to say that when I first heard your mother was pregnant with you, I feared for you. I don’t remember what my initial feeling was when it was announced to me. I was in New York at the time trying to make a career as an artist — acting, writing, directing, producing, etc. My mind was clouded by the burdens over those efforts, so I cannot accurately pin point the emotional response I had. But that is what the feeling has become: fear. I fear for you because you were born into a beautiful and terrible world that I cannot protect you from……read more 

 

 

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The Lure Of Socialism

Many people of mature years are amazed at how many young people have voted for Senator Bernie Sanders, and are enthusiastic about the socialism he preaches. Many of those older people have lived long enough to have seen socialism fail, time and again, in countries around the world. But, most of the young have missed all that, and their dumbed-down education is far more likely to present the inspiring rhetoric of socialism than to present its dismal track record.

The rise of Donald Trump (and similar iconoclasts in other countries) is due to the gradual division of society into the protected – that is, people who make the rules and therefore benefit from them – and the unprotected, who don’t make the rules and end up getting screwed. The latter have finally figured this out and have stopped supporting the former.



Why Science and Philosophy Should Guide Today’s Youth in Creating a More Sustainable World

  • Martin ReesEmeritus Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics, University of Cambridge

 The stupendous timespans of the evolutionary past are now part of common culture — outside fundamentalist circles, at any rate. But most people still tend to regard humans as the culmination of the evolutionary tree. That hardly seems credible to an astronomer. Our sun formed some 4.5 billion years ago, but it’s got around 5 billion more before the fuel runs out. And the expanding universe will continue — perhaps forever. To paraphrase Woody Allen, eternity is very long, especially towards the end.

 

 

Can Americans Handle Four More Years Of This?

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Some folks were peddling fiction… for everyone else, there’s this reality!

No child (or student, or poor person, or grandchild, or debtholder, or healthy person, or retiree, or African American, or family, or homeowner, or renter) left behind untouched…

Now that is a legacy.

 

 

 

‘DAMN RIGHT HOLLYWOOD IS RACIST’

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

02/12/2016 



HILLARY: YOU CAN’T BE SERIOUS, BERNIE

The Real Divide Between Clinton And Sanders Exposed… Health Care Clash…Bernie Makes Impossible Mass Incarceration Promise… ‘Delusional’… Questions

 



THE MORNING PLUM:

On Morning Joe Wednesday morning, Donald Trump explained his — and Bernie Sanders’s — big wins in New Hampshire this way:

“We’re being ripped off by everybody. And I guess that’s the thing that Bernie Sanders and myself have in common. We know about the trade. But unfortunately he can’t do anything to fix it, whereas I will. I have the best people in the world. We’re losing hundreds and hundreds of billions of dollars a year. And we will fix it. And we’ll make it good. And we’ll bring our jobs back. Bernie Sanders can’t even think in terms of that. The only thing he does know, and he’s right about, is that we’re being ripped off; he says that constantly; and I guess he and I are the only two that really say that.”

POPULISM SURGING BEYOND BORDERS

 

Baggini: How The Rise Of Trump And Sanders Mirrors The Rise Of Political Outsiders In Europe.. ‘Not Just An American Phenomenon’.. Trump A Berlusconi, Sanders A Corbyn



 

Pressure on Lynch to step aside in Clinton email probe

The Hill 8 hours ago

 

 

 

 

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