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  1. When your cat finds out it was you behind the laser pointer the whole time and she packs her things and leaves...
  2. "My local grocery store reserved a parking spot for fat people to grill in."I was really enjoying taking advantage of my new favorite picnic spot, that is until some cop started yelling at me for some reason...
  3. Be Well T!!!!!!!! Ali
  4. CCA succeeds in COOL repeal for beef and pork, Canada’s beef producers victors as 7 year trade war ends December 18, 2015 Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is elated that the omnibus appropriations bill including language to repeal U.S. Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) for beef and pork today cleared both the U.S. House and Senate and has been sent to President Barack Obama to be signed. Once signed, the bill will become law, marking the successful conclusion of a legal battle initiated by the CCA over seven years ago. The passage of the omnibus appropriations bill in the U.S. House and Senate comes on the same day that Canada is to receive authority from the World Trade Organization (WTO) to impose retaliatory tariffs of more than $1 billion on U.S. products if COOL is not repealed. “This is fantastic news for Canada’s beef cattle producers,” said CCA President Dave Solverson. “The CCA initiated this fight in 2008 because the U.S. failed to live up to its international trade obligations. In the seven years since U.S. COOL has been in effect, the cumulative losses for the Canadian beef and pork sectors have been staggering.” CCA Vice President Dan Darling said it has been a long and arduous battle, and a costly one with legal fees nearing $4 million. However, that amount – paid by beef producers through their provincial check-off -- is eclipsed by the cost of COOL discrimination inflicted on the Canadian and Mexican producers. COOL repeal is an excellent example of provincial check-off dollars at work and Darling thanked producers for directing their dollars towards the file. Read more at http://tinyurl.com/zowtdz7 Source: Canadian Cattlemens Assoc. Country-of-Origin Labeling for Foods and the WTO Trade Dispute on Meat Labeling Source: Congressional Research Service Link: https://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RS22955.pdf
  5. Australian anti-vaxxers provide new model for the world Mar 4 by Jon Rappoport https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2018/03/04/australian-anti-vaxxers-provide-new-model-for-the-world/ Out of the ashes of government tyranny comes a solution. In the Australian state of Queensland, childcare facilities can refuse to allow unvaccinated children to attend, so… Parents there have formed their own community, which has already grown to 800 members. As ABC (Australia) reports: “Sunshine Coast vaccine refuser and leader of the Natural Immunity Community, Allona Lahn, said her anti-vaccine network had grown to 800 members and was becoming stronger since the regulations were introduced.” “’Out of sheer necessity we’ve created a community base to support families — we’ve had no choice other than to start our own social services’.” “Ms Lahn said the network with like-minded families included their own childcare, schools and health services away from the mainstream.” “’We organise group childcare arrangements and we’re now devising our own combined homeschooling system,’ she said.” “’We use health practitioners within the anti-vaccine networks around Australia and ‘anti-vaccination-friendly’ doctors in the community’.” “Ms Lahn said network members were turning away from mainstream health services because they faced intimidation and coercion.” This is decentralization par excellence. If like-minded parents in other countries take notice and launch their own communities, who knows how strong this movement could become? Islands of resistance—but more than that. New answers, new strategies, new victories. And ongoing proof that parents can raise healthy children without vaccinations. That proof is the dagger to the incessant lies about vaccines being absolutely necessary. Mainstream media promote those lies day and night—but the truth is, parents can and do raise unvaccinated children with strong immune systems, which is the natural defense against harm from disease. The medical establishment has done NO proper, long-term studies comparing vaccinated and unvaccinated children’s health outcomes. And the real reason is: they don’t want to face the results of such studies. They rightly fear the facts that would emerge. I’m sure Allona Lahn, the leader of the Queensland network, doesn’t think of herself as a hero. She’s just doing what she knows is right, and she and her compatriot parents are, above all, protecting their children from the well-established toxic effects of vaccines. But she is a hero. Every aware parent should salute her.
  6. NEUROSCIENCE SHOWS THE BRAIN LITERALLY EATS ITSELF DUE TO LACK OF SLEEP written by Anna Hunt June 12, 2017 https://www.awarenessjunkie.com/neuroscience-shows-brain-literally-eats-due-lack-sleep/
  7. There is a short vid. of an Ecuador harvestman spider, at the link below. https://rumble.com/v44zn5-bunny-harvestman-in-action.html
  8. On Autopilot "I got out of the shower, dried off, and grabbed my comb. I then grabbed the toothpaste, applied toothpaste to the comb, and paused... I only stopped because for a few seconds I legitimately did not know if I was supposed to brush my teeth or comb my hair. I knew I should do one or the other, but I also knew I couldn't do both with what I had in my hand. So I just stood there looking at my comb with a glob of toothpaste spread across it. Then I looked in the mirror and wondered if I was still dreaming. Then I snapped out of it, had a good chuckle, rinsed off my comb, and got on with my routine as normal."
  9. Serious Coffee Problems Made coffee - forgot to add coffee. Made coffee - forgot to add water. Made coffee - forgot I already made coffee."
  10. This just way to cute. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMmzc_WhUmQ
  11. Time For Hungrexit: PM Orban Opposes Mass Immigration In Hungary, Attacks Soros In German Press JANUARY 11, 2018 By Brandon Turbeville Source Link: https://www.activistpost.com/2018/01/time-for-hungrexit-pm-orban-opposes-mass-immigration-in-hungary-attacks-soros-in-german-press.html Viktor Orban has caused shockwaves amongst the EU and the European establishment in recent years and has subsequently drawn the wrath of that establishment, resulting in an attempted color revolution in Hungary. Orban survived that attempt, however, and is continuing to “trigger” the EU with his refusal to destroy his country and culture with mass immigration and his open condemnation of George Soros and the destabilization empire Soros has maintained in Eastern Europe for decades. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, head of the most oppressive Communo-Fascist country in Europe, has repeatedly promoted the policy of mass migration to Germany (as well as the policy to end free speech and dissent) and has stood in direct contrast to any leader that expresses concern over the influx of “refugees,” the overwhelming majority of whom are economic migrants. While Germany has essentially uprooted its own country and taken in millions of immigrants (with no real attempts at assimilation), Hungary has refused to take in any, even building an electric border fence to keep the mass of immigrants from passing through Hungary. In an interview with Bild, a German news agency, Orban made his statements regarding mass migration. The exchange went as follows: Obviously, the Hungarian Prime Minister has many problems and the occasional accurate statement does not equal the necessity to pretend that Orban is the savior of Hungary. However, in this instance, he is acting in the best interests of his country. Though many take issue with his labeling of migrants as “Muslim invaders” considering the fact that Western invaders have been terrorizing Africa and the Middle East for nearly a century, he does have a point. Hungarian culture and the culture of the migrants attempting to enter Hungary are very different and, when facing one another in large numbers, they do create “parallel societies” which benefit neither the host or migrant population. These massive numbers do not assimilate but merge together in their own neighborhoods and thus an internal “second nation” is formed. This second nation can be used for cheap labor and a battering ram against the first nation for political purposes by oligarchical forces and, without a doubt, it leads to the disintegration of national culture and the breakup of society. Likewise, his statements regarding George Soros have attracted a lot of European attention. When asked about his previous actions to limit Soros’ influence, the exchange took place as follows: Again, Orban is correct. Germany does not have more freedom of the press than Hungary nor does it have more freedom than virtually anyone else besides, perhaps, North Korea and Saudi Arabia. He is also correct to point out that the captain of the Color Revolution Industrial Complex has been launching a war against Hungary and Orban himself for the past several years. Indeed, Orban and Hungary are not the only Soros targets either since Soros’ networks at operating all across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Of course, Orban isn’t expressing any deep understanding of what is happening across the world, how the West has destabilized and destroyed much of the Middle East and Africa, or how the European Union is totalitarian iron curtain, but the fact that his basic statements have generated such controversy in both Germany and the rest of Europe is a testament to just how far Europe has fallen. Even the basic logic that Hungarians have a right to have their own Hungarian culture and the right to control who comes in and out of their borders is considered heresy. This, unfortunately is the extent to which Europeans themselves have become neutered. Even among the general population, particularly in Germany, there does not even seem to be the concept of self-preservation. Germans, for instance, while screaming “never again” in regards to their Nazi past, have descended into outright Communo-Fascism, with not even the basic rights of freedom of speech, expression, or thought remaining. Anyone who has the audacity to speak plainly or speak openly about what is happening to their country is labeled a thought/speech criminal and silenced immediately. The result of Orban’s heresy, if lived up to, will be the maintaining of a Hungarian Hungary while the rest of Europe falls apart. But while Orban’s statements are largely correct, the Bild interviewer asked a pertinent question. If the EU is giving you so many problems, why don’t you leave? In fact, that question and sentiment was echoed by Guy Verhofstadt, member of the EU parliament, who said “The European Union was built to guarantee our citizens’ freedom, democracy and the rule of law. If the Hungarian and Polish governments want to build closed and illiberal societies, they must do it outside the EU.” Ignoring the erroneous first part of that statement, Verhofstadt’s suggestion is valid and so is Bild’s question. The EU has imposed innumerable unnecessary regulations on its member states, Malthusian “climate change” provisions, clamped down on free speech, engaged in political bullying, is undemocratic, and has flooded Europe with so many immigrants some countries now seem to belong on another continent. So why stay? Britain left the EU. Hungary could do it, too. In fact, Hungary would be much better off outside the European iron curtain, provided it would nationalize its central bank, end neo-liberal “free trade” policies, and begin investing in its own infrastructure. If Orban truly wants the best for Hungary, he should ironically take the queue from Verhofstadt and leave the EU. We’ve had Brexit. Now it’s time for Hungrexit. This article may be freely shared in part or in full with author attribution and source link.
  12. A Neutron Star Hiding Out Near a Black Hole Is Pelting Earth with Radio Waves By Charles Q. Choi, Live Science Contributor | January 10, 2018 Source Link: https://www.livescience.com/61392-outer-space-pulses-strike-earth.html?utm_source=notification New work probes the extraterrestrial source of incredibly powerful explosions of radio waves, investigating why that spot is the only known location to repeatedly burst with these blasts. These repeating bursts may come from a dense stellar core called a neutron star near an extraordinarily powerful magnetic field, such as one near a massive black hole, the study finds. Fast radio bursts, or FRBs, are intense pulses of radio waves lasting just milliseconds that can give off more energy in a fraction of a second than the sun does in hours, days or weeks. FRBs were discovered only in 2007, and while researchers have detected 20 or so FRBs in the past decade, they estimate that such flashes might occur as many as 10,000 times a day across the entire sky, researchers wrote in the study. [Inside a Neutron Star (Infographic)] Much remains a mystery about the origins of FRBs, because their brief nature makes it difficult to pinpoint where they come from. Among the possibilities that prior work suggested are cataclysmic events such as the evaporation of black holes and collisions between neutron stars. However, in 2016, scientists discovered that a fast radio burst known as FRB 121102 could release multiple bursts. "It is the only known repeating fast radio burst source," study co-lead author Jason Hessels, an astrophysicist at the University of Amsterdam, told Space.com. Snip
  13. Why Is Flu Season So Bad This Year? By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer | January 8, 2018 Source Link: https://www.livescience.com/61365-flu-season-severe.html Flu season is off to an early — and severe — start, with rates of hospitalizations and deaths from flu higher than what's typical for this time of year. But why is the flu so bad this year? During the week that ended Dec. 30 (the most recent period for which data is available), 46 states reported widespread flu activity, up from 36 states the week before, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At this time last year, just 12 states reported widespread flu activity. What's more, the rate of flu hospitalizations from the beginning of October to the end of December 2017 was about 14 hospitalizations per 100,000 people, according to CDC data. The rate was highest among adults ages 65 and older, at about 57 hospitalizations per 100,000 people. At this time last year, the rate of flu hospitalizations was just 5 hospitalizations per 100,000 people. The flu is notoriously unpredictable, with the timing, severity and length of flu season varying from year to year, according to the CDC. [6 Flu Vaccine Myths] But the relatively harsh season the U.S. is currently having is likely related to the particular flu strains that are circulating, said Dr. Amesh Adalja, a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. "This year is particularly bad because it's dominated by the H3N2 [flu strain], which tends to be more severe and causes more severe symptoms than other strains of flu," Adalja told Live Science. Indeed, flu seasons in which the H3N2 strain predominates tend to have higher overall flu hospitalization and death rates, according to the CDC. Snip
  14. Hundreds of 'Boiled' Bats Fall from Sky in Australian Heat Wave By Stephanie Pappas, Live Science Contributor | January 8, 2018 Source Link: https://www.livescience.com/61372-boiled-bats-australia.html A pile of dead bats that "boiled" in Campbelltown in the Australian state of New South Wales. Credit: Help Save the Wildlife and Bushlands in Campbelltown More than 200 bats have lost their lives to southern Australia's ongoing heat wave. As temperatures rose to 111.5 degrees Fahrenheit (44.2 degrees Celsius) in Campbelltown in the Australian state of New South Wales, a colony of flying fox bats that lives near the town's train station felt the effects. Volunteers struggled to rescue the heat-stricken bats, according to the Campbelltown-Macarthur Advertiser, but at least 204 individual animals, mostly babies, died. "They basically boil," Kate Ryan, the colony manager for the Campbelltown bats, told the newspaper. "It affects their brain — their brain just fries and they become incoherent." [Watch for Falling Iguanas! Bomb Cyclone Drops Frozen Lizards] Rescuers with Help Save the Wildlife and Bushlands in Campbelltown posted on their Facebook page details of the dire situation: "As the dead bodies were recovered and placed in a pile for a head count the numbers had reached 200 not including the many hundreds that were still left in trees being unreachable, sadly a few adults were also included in the body count. It was a long and heartbreaking afternoon..." Heat and more heat The colony of flying foxes in Campbelltown belong to the species Pteropus poliocephalus, better known as the gray-headed flying fox. Their wingspans can stretch more than 3.3 feet (1 meter), and they can weigh more than 2.2 lbs. (1 kilogram). Important pollinators, the bats eat mainly nectar, pollen and fruit. Temperatures higher than 86 degrees F (30 degrees C) can be dangerous to young flying foxes, Ryan told the Advertiser, because their bodies lose the ability to regulate their temperature. For the Campbelltown colony, a lack of both water and shade exacerbates the problem, she said. Southern Australia's heat has reached far beyond 86 degrees F in the past several days. Most of New South Wales is experiencing a severe heat wave, according to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. On Jan. 6, a weather station in the Sydney suburb of Penrith recorded a reading of 116.78 degrees F (47.1 degrees C), the hottest in the Sydney metro area since 1939, when a nearby station recorded a temperature of 118.04 degrees F (47.8 C). The most extreme heat is expected to abate in the coming days, though meteorologists said a lower-intensity heat wave will persist throughout much of the state of Queensland, northern New South Wales and southern Central Australia through at least Wednesday (Jan. 10). Snip