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TRUTH BE TOLD IS NOW AVAILABLE A Documentary Unmasking the Jehovah’s Witnesses Culture of Undue Influence...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 01/03/2015 - 21:11

[NEW YORK, NY – January 5, 2014] The highly anticipated feature documentary TRUTH BE TOLD is now available for digital download and streaming. The film is especially timely as the world community responds to the clear and present dangers posed by religiously-motivated fanaticism.

HAS MAN DRAGGED EARTH INTO THE ANTHROPOCENE AGE?

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 01/02/2015 - 12:31

Believe what you may but man, ever since the Industrial Revolution, has changed the climate...

Entrepreneur and conservationist Doug Woodring displays plastic and other trash pulled from the sea on a beach on the south side of Hong Kong, May 7, 2009. Getty

BIG PHARM IS KILLING OUR LAKES... DIABETES DRUG FOUND IN LAKE MICHIGAN COULD HURT FISH, EXPERTS SAY...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Thu, 01/01/2015 - 22:25

There is more than one way to measure prescription drug use.

The most direct method is to count prescriptions filled by pharmacies. That would show, for example, that more than 180 million prescriptions for diabetes drugs were dispensed in 2013.

Or you could test the treated water coming out of sewage-treatment plants.

POPE FRANCIS’S EDICT ON CLIMATE CHANGE WILL ANGER DENIERS AND US CHURCHES...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 12/30/2014 - 12:06

Pontiff hopes to inspire action at next year’s UN meeting in Paris in December after visits to Philippines and New York

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Pope Francis was a key player in thawing relations between the US and Cuba. Photograph: Franco Origlia/Getty Images

With 15 Children Dead, CDC Declares Flu Epidemic...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 12/30/2014 - 11:48

Fifteen children have died from complications of the flu so far this season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted, as it officially declared the illness an epidemic.

HBO READIES SCIENTOLOGY DOCUMENTARY "GOING CLEAR"...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 12/30/2014 - 11:26

Alex Gibney-directed film based on Lawrence Wright's

"Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief" will air in 2015...

THE MAN (CULT LEADER) WHO ENCOURAGES THE SICK AND DYING TO DRINK INDUSTRIAL BLEACH...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 12/27/2014 - 15:13

Vulnerable people with cancer, Aids, influenza and malaria are being urged to drink Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS) – described by the FDA as 'industrial bleach'

Jim Humble's MMS homepage (screen grab)

Protest Sony Free Speech Intimidation Hacking by Going to the Just Re-Released "The Interview" Movie!

Submitted by fadmin on Tue, 12/23/2014 - 17:15

Citizens all over the world can say no to the blackmail and intimidation of free speech by a simple act. Go to the new Sony movie "The Interview" as an act of personal protest against the Sony Free Speech Intimidation by unknown hackers and, --- you will send a strong signal of solidarity with Sony's free speech courage against the hackers.

US FIGHTS BACK? NORTH KOREA LOSES INTERNET CONNECTION... ( DON'T BELIEVE IT...GOVERNMENTS DON'T ROLL LIKE THAT...)

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 12/23/2014 - 15:31

Image from the alleged Twitter page of the official Korea Central News Agency.

North Korea's Internet access sputtered, then went completely dark today (Dec. 22), three days after U.S. President Barack Obama declared that the United States would retaliate for the perceived North Korean attack on the computer networks of Sony Pictures Entertainment.

SOMETHING ALIVE IS MOVING ABOUT HALF OF THE WATER IN THE OCEANS... (video at end of story).

Submitted by babanaba1 on Mon, 12/22/2014 - 14:11

It's becoming clear that whales are doing a whole lot more than just swimming around, blowing the minds of life-jacketed landlubbers in boats...

When humans kill whales, we're doing more than making a cruel choice — we're messing with an entire ecosystem. Some people justify their slaughter with the argument that the fewer whales there are, the more food there is for everyone else.

FAITH-HEALING PARENTS GET 10 YEARS IN PRISON... (video)

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sun, 12/21/2014 - 11:05

Syble Rossiter was 12 when she died in 2013

ALBANY, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Wenona and Travis Rossiter, convicted of manslaughter in the death of their 12-year-old daughter, were each sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday.

Syble Rossiter died in February 2013 of a treatable form of diabetes. Her parents opted to use prayer instead of medicine for the girl, and were convicted in the case in November.

4 SIMPLE NUMBERS IN 1 SIMPLE INFOGRAPHIC ABOUT THE SCARY TRUTH...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 12/20/2014 - 18:14

It's a fact: Climate change is happening. Know a denier? Show them the numbers...

A handy carbon dioxide graph!

Yeah, climate change is happening. We can debate the best way to address it, but the discussions about whether it's really a thing are very off base, tired, and unproductive. Here are a few more facts to share with those who don't want to face reality:

UPDATED! Sony Bungles Billion-Dollar Positive Public Relations Boon On Hacking Incident! UPDATE! Sony reverses its decision!

Submitted by babanaba1 on Thu, 12/18/2014 - 18:25

Sony's senior executives and its public relations firms should be immediately dismissed for gross incompetence! Sony has been given a billion-dollar positive public relations boon and gift by the hacking incident and no one on the team there seems to understand how to use it.

In IS, “I” Stands for “Infection,” Not “Islam”...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Wed, 12/17/2014 - 19:54

 

We have to teach people, especially young Muslims, how to protect themselves against mind manipulation.

 

Why are so many well-educated young Muslims turning to terrorism, with some even becoming human bombs?

Is Islam itself the problem, a religion of 1.6 billion people, with a religious majority in 49 countries around the world?

WHAT IS GOVERNMENT’S ROLE ON VETERANS ISSUES???

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 12/16/2014 - 15:42

Supporting our troops is more than a bumper sticker.

It means we prioritize care and resources for our country’s veterans when they return home from war.

That’s the role of our nation’s government and, as Americans, we demand no less. Much has been given; much is required in return.

Jon Atack's new book on Scientology...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sun, 12/14/2014 - 13:25
Jon Atack packs a lot into a new short book — ‘Scientology: The Cult of Greed’

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Is Marijuana Good for Public Health? Absolutely!

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sun, 12/14/2014 - 13:22

What if the rise in marijuana smoking prompted by legalization brings more than just tolerable negative side effects? What if it is actually good for public health?

Climate change "will make hundreds of millions homeless..."

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 12/09/2014 - 14:18

Carbon dioxide levels indicate rise in temperatures that could lead agriculture to fail on entire continents...

Climate change is amplifying risks from drought

Climate change is amplifying risks from drought, floods, storm and rising seas. Photograph: Simon Maina/AFP

ON BEING HAD TWICE: SCIENTOLOGY AND TIMESHARE...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Mon, 12/08/2014 - 14:01

‘…Objection is a negotiation.’  Rita M. Bruegger from Vacation Ownership Sales Training

‘Reality is fundamentally agreement.’ L. Ron Hubbard from The Scientology Handbook

"HOW TO GET A CONVINCED SCIENTOLOGIST ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY" BY: JON ATACK

Submitted by babanaba1 on Mon, 12/08/2014 - 13:44

Jon has really come through for us again, this time laying out a complete program for the frustrated friend or family member who wants to get a Scientologist to begin challenging their indoctrination. Jon, tell us how it works...

JON: I have several times been asked how to approach a convinced cult member. I hesitate, because a list of resources may encourage the cult to prepare an index of prohibited texts. Still, here it is.

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