Hundreds of lawsuits against Monsanto are moving forward

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(Natural News – ) Hundreds of lawsuits against Monsanto for personal injury and wrongful death are moving forward, after scientific analysis was heard in court, detailing Roundup’s carcinogenicity. Expert opinion on Roundup’s glyphosate toxicity could be allowed at trial against Monsanto, pending the judge’s final decision. The first trial in the Roundup litigation is set for June 18, 2018, in the Superior Court for the County of San Francisco.

The stakes are high for hundreds of farm families that have lost loved ones to a specific kind of cancer called non-Hodgkin lymphoma. This cancer is more prevalent in farm workers. Over 365 lawsuits are waiting to be taken up by a U.S. District Court in San Francisco. The lawsuits claim that Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide caused their loved one’s cancer and that Monsanto covered up the risks. The court pledged to take up the cases as one, only if there was enough evidence of glyphosate’s carcinogenicity.

The second week of March was an important time. The court dedicated the entire week listening to scientific evaluation of glyphosate, the principal component of Roundup. Epidemiologists, toxicologists, and biomedical statistical analysts testified before the court, brought forth their procedure, and provided evidence of glyphosate’s harm to humans. Judge Vince Chhabria presided over the case and must now decide whether the lawsuits against Monsanto can move forward. The implications of these lawsuits are enormous, for more than 3,500 cases are waiting to be heard in state courts, alleging Monsanto covered up Roundup’s cancer risk. The video footage of the court proceedings was made public and are available at

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French ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy arrested over ‘receiving £42m in illegal campaign funds from dead Libyan dictator Gaddafi’

The 63-year-old was arrested by judicial police in Paris and taken to their headquarters in the suburb on Nanterre, local media reported.

 Ex-French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been arrested over receiving illegal campaign funds from late Libyan dictator Colonel Gaddafi, pictured together in 2007

Ex-French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been arrested over receiving illegal campaign funds from late Libyan dictator Colonel Gaddafi, pictured together in 2007

He is to be questioned as part of a probe into suspected irregularities over his election campaign financing, according to an official in the French judiciary.

The probe related to alleged Libyan funding for Sarkozy’s 2007 campaign, Le Monde newspaper reported.

Sarkozy is said to have received the kickbacks in 2007 during the presidential election campaign that swept him to power for a single five-year term.

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Cambridge Analytica Executives Caught On Camera Suggesting The Use Of Ex-Spies And Entrapment To Interfere With Elections

Channel 4 News went undercover and captured executives from Cambridge Analytica suggesting the use of former spies, shell companies and entrapment to affect the outcome of an election. Sound familiar?

74% Of Americans Believe The “Deep State” Is Running The Country

via ZeroHedge – For the past two years, the long-running narrative, at least that promulgated by the mainstream media which continues to “explain away” Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump, is that Americans had fallen for a massive, long-running fake news scam (in part aided and abetted by the likes of Facebook), which boosted Trump’s popularity at the expense of Hillary’s as part of some giant “Russian collusion” conspiracy theory between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin (which Mueller was supposed to uncover, but has instead shifted to investigating obstruction, seemingly unable to find anything).

But what if that entire narrative is dead wrong: what if Americans have become so skeptical in the government process and structure, they never needed a “fake news” boost to vote for an establishment outsider?

According to a new poll, that’s precisely the case because a supermajority of Americans believes the faction of unelected officials, known as the deep state, is orchestrating policy in Washington, D.C. and effectively running the nation.

The Monmouth University Polling Institute found that no less than 74% of Americans believe in a “deep state” when it is described as a collection of unelected officials running policy. Only 21% do not believe this kind of group exists.

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Coming soon to America: China will ban people with poor ‘social credit’ from planes and trains

Passengers at Nantong Railway Station on January 23, 2017 in Nantong, Jiangsu Province of China.  Photo by Xu Congjun/VCG

via The Verge. Starting in May, Chinese citizens who rank low on the country’s burgeoning “social credit” system will be in danger of being banned from buying plane or train tickets for up to a year, according to statements recently released by the country’s National Development and Reform Commission.

With the social credit system, the Chinese government rates citizens based on things like criminal behavior and financial misdeeds, but also on what they buy, say, and do. Those with low “scores” have to deal with penalties and restrictions. China has been working towards rolling out a full version of the system by 2020, but some early versions of it are already in place.

Previously, the Chinese government had focused on restricting the travel of people with massive amounts of debt, like LeEco and Faraday Future founder Jia Yueting, who made the Supreme People’s Court blacklist late last year.

The new travel restrictions are the latest addition to this growing patchwork of social engineering, which has already imposed punishments on more than seven million citizens. And there’s a broad range when it comes to who can be flagged. Citizens who have spread “false information about terrorism,” caused “trouble” on flights, used expired tickets, or were caught smoking on trains could all be banned, according to Reuters.

But the system, as it stands, is opaque; citizens are seemingly just as likely to be flagged for minor infractions like leaving bikes parked in a footpath or issuing apologies that are deemed “insincere” as major credit defaulters like Jia. And it’s often unclear whether they’re on a blacklist in the first place, let alone what kind of recourse is available. “Chinese government authorities clearly hope to create a reality in which bureaucratic pettiness could significantly limit people’s rights,” Maya Wang, senior researcher for the non-profit NGO Human Rights Watch, wrote in December.

IMF informs upcoming G20 that cryptocurrencies could play a role in undermining the global financial system

via The Daily Economist – Whether hyperbole or actual fear, the IMF has now raised the stakes in the call for sovereign governments to establish a regulatory framework over the cryptocurrency sphere.

In a report released on March 16 that will provide context to the upcoming G20 summit in Buenos Aires, IMF Chief Christine Lagarde gave the bank’s insight on what they believe should be done to regulate the growing cryptocurrency industry, and at one point intimated that its decentralization could have real effects in helping to undermine the global financial system.

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Mobile Phone license pilot study to allow police to ‘ping’ cellphone for a license

DelDOT’s Transportation Management Center, the epicenter of all things traffic control in Delaware has begun looking to the future automated vehicles.

Delaware could be among the first states to use mobile driver’s licenses.

The Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles has launched a mobile driver’s license pilot study that will run for six months, according to a release from the Delaware Department of Transportation.

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e8- How the Ineligable Donald Trump bought the Presidency for Nothing

Donald John Trump was born in the Jamaica Hospital, Queens, New York City on June 14th 1946 at 10:54 am Eastern Daylight Time.  About a year later, on October  31st 1947, New York City was turned over to the United Nations along with all of  its people.  All of New York city ;  not just their UN complex in manhattan.

The United Nations Headquarters District is the complete and whole of New York City along with all of its people. For more information about the takeover of New York City by the United Nations see: episode 4 – United Nations, The Fourth sovereign city state of New York City.  It’s up there with the Vatican City, the City of London, and City of Washington, DC.

Just as Washington, DC is not part of the United States, neither is New York City.  Both DC and New York City issue their own Birth Certificates separate from the States and outside of the United States.

Donald Trump was born in New York City and has a New York City Birth Certificate.  Donald is not a US Citizen, he is a United Nations International Resident and technically isn’t eligible for US Presidency, just as DC residents aren’t eligible for US Presidency either.

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Judge Uses Electroshock in Court on Suspect, like a live Milgram experiment

via The Daily Bell – You have probably heard of the Milgram Experiment. Stanly Milgram wanted to see how obedient ordinary people were to authority figures. So he got participants to sign up for an experiment on learning.

The unwitting participants were given control over an electric shocker. The nodes were hooked up to an actor who the participants thought was also a random participant. The participant was supposed to deliver a shock everytime the actor got a question wrong, but there wasn’t really any electricity. The experiment was to see if the participant would continue delivering electric shocks to the point of harm, just because a man in a lab coat told them to continue.

And they did. Milgram wrote:

I set up a simple experiment at Yale University to test how much pain an ordinary citizen would inflict on another person simply because he was ordered to by an experimental scientist.

Stark authority was pitted against the subjects’ [participants’] strongest moral imperatives against hurting others, and, with the subjects’ [participants’] ears ringing with the screams of the victims, authority won more often than not.

The extreme willingness of adults to go to almost any lengths on the command of an authority constitutes the chief finding of the study and the fact most urgently demanding explanation.’

But it turns out, this doesn’t just happen in set up experiments. It is also happening in American courtrooms.

Some suspects are fitted with electric shock vests at trials if they are deemed a flight risk or risk to others. But the shocks are supposed to only be used in case of an emergency.

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FBI Insiders Blow Whistle on Massive Las Vegas Cover Up; Agents Told Not to Investigate Key Evidence Including ISIS Terror Link to Mandalay Bay Massacre

via True Pundit – The “official” narrative you’ve been fed by the FBI and Las Vegas officials about the massacre at Mandalay Bay that claimed 58 lives is purely fiction, a polished story contrived to cover up the disturbing facts surrounding the worst mass shooting ever in the United States, according the FBI insiders and high-ranking intelligence officials.

And now, after months of corporate-infused spin by MGM Resorts and outright lies from officials in the FBI and the Las Vegas Metro Police Department, federal agents and intelligence officials are spilling the beans about what really happened on and before the Oct. 1 massacre.

“It’s a movie script that was written after the shooting to rewrite what really happened,” one FBI agent said. “The investigation is an entirely different story that we are not allowed to talk about. If we do and get caught, we get fired and probably charged (criminally).”

But why the cover up?

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It’s Official: China Repeals Term Limits, Allowing Xi To Stay In Power Forever

via ZeroHedge – As expected (and predicted, and propagandized), China’s National People’s Congress overwhelmingly passed a constitutional amendment to eliminate presidential term limits, paving the way for President Xi Jinping to stay in power after his second term ends in 2023.

The vote was as follows, per the AFP’s Joanna Chiu: 2958 in favor, 2 against, 3 abstentions, 1 invalid vote.

As we noted previously, Sunday’s move will make Mr. Xi much more powerful than he already was, and will “dampen any remnants of resistance to his rule”, said Zhang Baohui, professor of international affairs at Lingnan University in Hong Kong.

“Once people know he will serve for who knows how long, it will strengthen his power and motivate everybody to bandwagon with him,” said Mr. Zhang. “Any rival will think he will be almighty.”

In other words, “Dear Leader” has returned.

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This historic shift was predicted by many since last fall, when Xi refused to appoint a successor as his power would begin to wane in a year or two as he entered what would’ve been a lame duck period for his presidency – the second half of his second term.

At the same party congress, Mr. Xi conspicuously broke with precedent by choosing not to name a pair of much younger officials to the Politburo’s ruling inner circle, the seven-member standing committee, to serve as his heirs-in-waiting. Instead, Mr. Xi chose men — no women — who were closer to his own age or older.

Mr. Xi’s strongman style has been compared to that of the Russian president, Vladimir V. Putin. But even Mr. Putin, who has amassed considerable personal power, did not try to erase his country’s constitutional limit on serving more than two consecutive terms as president as he approached that limit in 2008.

Instead, he arranged for a close adviser with limited personal influence, Dmitri A. Medvedev, to serve as president for a single term while Mr. Putin held the post of prime minister. Mr. Putin then returned to the presidency in 2012, and is running this year for re-election to another term.

Mr. Xi may now have even greater power, and the question will be how he chooses to use it.

“Xi Jinping is susceptible to making big mistakes because there are now almost no checks or balances,” said Willy Lam, an adjunct professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong who is the author of a biography of Mr. Xi in 2015. “Essentially, he has become emperor for life.”

In another Xi-approved break with tradition, Wang Qishan, a close ally of the president’s who helped carry out Xi’s campaign against corruption and disloyalty in the party, appears set to return to power as vice president. Wang, 69, stepped down from a party position last year because of his age.

In kneejerk response, some China commentators had rather harsh words for the dramatic change, with WSJ commentator Li Yuan noting that:

“even though this has been talked about for a few years, it still feels like one man’s Pearl Harbor attack on the whole country.”

And as Axios’ Bill Bishop writes, rather ominously,

Xi is working to obliterate any boundaries between party and state and to reinsert the Communist Party of China (CPC) into all aspects of China’s economy and society – all while ensuring he’s the unchallenged embodiment of the CPC. The end result will be Xi’s complete dominion over all parts of Chinese government and society.


However, GoldMoney’s Alasdair Macleod has a slightly different view of this move:

The days when China was the cheapest cost-base for labour in manufacturing are over. Manufacturing for export markets is being increasingly mechanised, lowering unit costs and releasing labour for future expansion in other higher-value industries. The Communist party’s plans include the upgrading of infrastructure and the transition of the economy towards serving the growing middle classes.

Together with proposals to extend her own industrial revolution into the wider Asian landmass, the full transition will probably take up to twenty years.

This is the reason, according to the better-informed China experts,that the National Party Congress currently being held is doing away with the limit on the duration of Xi’s presidency, so that he can complete the plans of which he is the principal architect.

It is not, as reported in Western media, only the glory for Xi of being a dictator for life.

This year’s NPC, in granting Xi the facility to oversee his plans, fully endorses them and their progress. The move away from depending on cheap exports to America and elsewhere is likely to gain momentum, reducing the relative importance of Trump’s tariffs. Instead, China is creating what amounts to a large free trade area throughout Asia with her partners in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.

Why should you care about China’s seemingly totalitarian shift? Mike Krieger concludes poignantly:

The reason is because a major shift in the polices of the second largest economy in the world, populated with over a billion people and run by leadership intent on establishing a far more dominant position on the world scale militarily and politically, will affect everyone.

Revealed: Police Failed to Act as 1,000 Girls Beaten, Pimped, Raped, and Even KILLED Over 40 Years in Britain’s Worst Grooming Scandal

via Breitbart by Jack Montgomery

An investigation by the Sunday Mirror has revealed Britain’s worst ever grooming scandal, which saw authorities paralysed for 40 years by fears of “racism” accusations as grooming gangs victimised up to a thousand girls in Telford.

The left-leaning newspaper claims its 18-month investigation found “abuse on unprecedented levels”, with three women being killed when abuser Azhar Ali Mehmood burned down their home with them inside and two others dying in connection with the scandal.

Social workers reportedly knew of the abuse, which saw girls as young as 11 targeted, from the 1990s, but police took ten years to launch an investigation and the authorities failed to keep tabs on suspects and perpetrators from the South Asian community fearing “racism” accusations.

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FBI Paid Best Buy Techs to Conduct Warrantless Searches of Computers

In yet another example of why the FBI needs to be subjected to a thorough overhaul, documents obtained via a FOIA lawsuit show that the bureau provided money to Best Buy employees to conduct warrantless searches of customer computers.

This stunning disregard for the rule of law and the U.S. Constitution was revealed on Wednesday after the Electronic Frontier Foundation obtained documents showing that “Geek Squad” members of the popular electronics chain were paid to comb through computers that they serviced as stooges for the FBI.

The paying off of Best Buy employees is a deliberate violation of the Fourth Amendment but so are the domestic mass surveillance programs such as the ones exposed by Edward Snowden that everyone has forgotten about.

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