Kuwait orders Iran ambassador to leave country within 48 days – local media

“Under the pressure of Saudi interventionist policies, and the baseless accusation of Iranian interference…Kuwait has announced that…Alireza Enayati, the Iranian ambassador to Kuwait, must leave within 48 days,” ISNA reported.

Earlier on Thursday, Kuwait ordered Iran to reduce its embassy staff and shut down technical offices, Reuters reported, citing state news agency KUNA.

Iranian state television said Kuwait’s Foreign Ministry summoned the Iranian ambassador and ordered the number of diplomats to be cut from 19 to four, and for cultural and military missions to be closed.

Kuwait also decided to freeze any activities involving joint committees of the two countries, a unnamed Foreign Ministry source told KUNA.

Tensions between the two countries come after Kuwait convicted 23 men – one Iranian and the rest Kuwaiti – of spying for Iran and Hezbollah last year, after a cache of guns and explosives was found in a so-called ‘Abdali cell’ in 2015.

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Here’s Why More Than 35 Countries Have Banned Genetically Modified Crops From Their Country

Druker, being a public interest attorney and the Executive Director of the Alliance For Bio-Integrity, initiated a lawsuit in 1998 that forced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to divulge its files on genetically engineered foods. In 2015 he published a book on the lawsuit. In the book, Druker provides details of his experience, and he’s also released the documents on his website showing the significant hazards of genetically engineering foods and the flaws present in the FDA’s policy.

It’s called Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public.

The book has some very impressive reviews. For example, David Schubert, Ph.D., molecular biologist and Head of Cellular Neurobiology at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, said that this “incisive and insightful book is truly outstanding. Not only is it well-reasoned and scientifically solid, it’s a pleasure to read – and a must-read.”

Stephen Naylor, Ph.D., CEO and Chariman of Mai Health Inc., an individual who spent 10 years as a professor of biochemistry and molecular biology and pharmacology, stated that Druker’s “meticulously documented, well crafted, and spell binding narrative should serve as a clarion call to all of us.” 

Joseph Cummins, Ph.D. and professor emeritus of genetics at Western University in London, Ontario, believes that Druker’s book is a “landmark” and that “it should be required reading in every university biology course.” 

In publishing his book and filing this lawsuit, Druker exposed how the agency covered up the warnings of its own scientists about the risks, lied about the facts, and then ushered these foods onto the market in violation of federal law.

It’s also noteworthy to mention that Druker has actually served on the food safety panels at conferences held by the National Research council and the FDA, presented lectures at numerous universities, met with government officials throughout the world, and conferred at the White House Executive Offices with a task force of President Clinton’s Council on Environmental Quality.

You can also check out his website, where he has published key FDA documents revealing hazards of genetically engineered foods and the flaws with how the agency made its policy. 

Let’s not forget all of the science cited by these other countries.

A great example is a study that was published in the journal Evironmental Sciences Europe. The WHO has never cited any long term studies that prove the safety of GMOs. When a study was finally conducted, it found severe liver and kidney damage, as well as hormonal disturbances, in rats fed GM maize in conjunction with low levels of Roundup — levels that were below those permitted in most drinking water across Europe. The rats also developed large cancer tumours.(source)

Other studies have found instances of adverse microscopic and molecular effects of some GM foods in different organs or tissues. They also determined that no standardized methods to evaluate the safety of GM foods have been established. Many studies have emphasized that more scientific effort is needed in order to build confidence in the evaluation and acceptance of GM foods. (source)(source)

Studies have also linked GMO animal feed to severe stomach inflammation and enlarged uteri in pigs. (source)

Here’s what Irina Ermakova, VP of Russia’s National Association for Genetic Safety, said last year when Russia was mulling over the decision to ban GMOs:

It is necessary to ban GMOs, to impose moratorium (on) it for 10 years. While GMOs will be prohibited, we can plan experiments, tests, or maybe even new methods of research could be developed. It has been proven that not only in Russia, but also in many other countries in the world, GMOs are dangerous. Methods of obtaining the GMOs are not perfect, therefore, at this stage, all GMOs are dangerous. Consumption and use of GMOs obtained in such way can lead to tumors, cancers and obesity among animals. Bio-technologies certainly should be developed, but GMOs should be stopped…. [We] should stop it from spreading.  (source)

Keep in mind that we are talking about GM crops, which are sprayed with billions of pounds of toxic chemicals every year. These chemicals have been linked to a number of diseases, ranging from autism, to cancer, to Alzheimer’s disease and more.

“Children today are sicker than they were a generation ago. From childhood cancers to autism, birth defects and asthma, a wide range of childhood diseases and disorders are on the rise. Our assessment of the latest science leaves little room for doubt; pesticides are one key driver of this sobering trend.” 

– October 2012 report by Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) (source)(source)

A new study published in the Journal of Organic Systems last September examined US government databases, and researchers searched for GE (Genetically Engineered) crop data, glyphosate application data, and disease epidemiological data while performing a “correlation analysis” on a total of 22 different diseases.

Researchers reached an alarming conclusion:

These data show very strong and highly significant correlations between the increasing use of glyphosate, GE crop growth and the increase in a multitude of diseases. Many of the graphs show sudden increases in the rates of diseases in the mid-1990s that coincide with the commercial production of GE crops. The probabilities in the graphs and tables show that it is highly unlikely that the correlations are a coincidence. The strength of the correlations shows that there is a very strong probability that they are linked somehow.” (source)

Correlation doesn’t mean causation, but using the Bradford Hill criteria, it’s easy to see why so many scientists/countries are opposing GMOs.

The shift toward organic food is strong and growing; it’s what consumers are demanding. After all, who wants pesticides accumulating in their body, especially ones that have been incontrovertibly linked to several diseases?

For example, a recent study conducted by researchers from RMIT university, published in the journal Environmental Research, found that an organic diet for just one week significantly reduced pesticide exposure in adults by 90%.  (source)

Another study, published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, indicated that among individuals eating similar amounts of vegetables and fruits, the ones who reported eating organic produce had significantly lower OP pesticide exposure than those who normally consume conventionally grown produce. You can read more about that here.

These chemicals are manufactured by big bio-tech corporations like Monsanto, and the fact that they’ve been caught lying doesn’t help their credibility one bit. For example, a new study published in the journal Biomedical Research International shows that Roundup herbicide is 125 times more toxic than its active ingredient glyphosate studied in isolation. (source)  Roundup was also (finally) linked to cancer recently by the WHO, although a number of scientists had already provided tremendous amounts of proof for this:

“There is convincing evidence that glyphosate also can cause cancer in laboratory animals. On the basis of tumours in mice, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) originally classified glyphosate as possibly carcinogenic to humans. A US EPA report and several more recent positive results conclude that there is sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in experimental animals. Glyphosate also caused DNA and chromosomal damage in human cells, although it gave negative results in tests using bacteria. One study in community residents reported increases in blood markers of chromosomal damage (micronuclei) after glyphosate formulations were sprayed nearby.” (source)

Political Agendas?

Studies that link Genetically Modified (GM) food to multiple human health ailments are not the only thing that has millions of people questioning the production of GM food. There is fact that previously classified secret government documents exist which show how the Bush administration developed ways to retaliate against countries that were refusing to use GM seeds. If information about our food needs to be concealed from the public domain, then something has gone seriously wrong with the food industry. It’s great to have an organization like WikiLeaks shed some light into a world that’s been hidden from us for so many years.

The cables reveal that the State Department was lobbying all over the world for Monsanto and other major biotech corporations., and that American diplomats requested funding to send lobbyists for the biotech industry to meet with politicians and agricultural officials in “target countries.” These included countries in Africa, Latin America, and Europe.

A non-profit consumer protection group called Food & Water Watch published a report showing the details of the partnership between the federal government and a number of biotech companies who have pushed their GMO products on multiple countries for a number of years:

In the past decade, the United States has aggressively pursued foreign policies in food and agriculture that benefit the largest seed companies. The U.S. State Department has launched a concerted strategy to promote agricultural biotechnology, often over the opposition of the public and governments, to the near exclusion of other more sustainable, more appropriate agricultural policy alternatives.

Agricultural development is essential for the developing world to foster sustainable economies, enhance food security to combat global hunger and increase resiliency to climate change. Addressing these challenges will require diverse strategies that emphasize sustainable, productive approaches that are directed by countries in the developing world.

The U.S. State Department has also lobbied foreign governments to adopt pro-agricultural biotechnology policies and laws, operated a rigorous public relations campaign to improve the image of biotechnology and challenged commonsense biotechnology safeguards and rules — even including opposing laws requiring the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods.

Here is one cable (out of many) from Morocco.

Here is a 2008 cable that summarizes a French documentary called “The World According to Monsanto,” which attacks the U.S. biotech industry and the fact that Monsanto and the U.S. Government constantly swap employees and positions.

This is just one example that clearly shows how giant corporations essentially dictate government policy. These food corporations are responsible for pushing independent agriculturists out of business. They control the world’s seed supply, forcing farmers to become dependent on their seed. Monsanto and corporations like it have created patented GMO seeds and are preventing farmers from seed saving and sharing, resulting in a dependence on their genetically modified product.

Between 2007 and 2009, the State Department sent annual cables to ‘encourage the use of agricultural biotechnology,’ directing every diplomatic post worldwide to “pursue an active biotech agenda” that promotes agricultural biotechnology, encourages the export of biotech crops and foods and advocates for pro-biotech policies and laws.” (source)

“The US Department of State is selling seeds instead of democracy. This report provides a chilling snapshot of how a handful of giant biotechnology companies are unduly influencing US foreign policy and undermining our diplomatic efforts to promote security, international development and transparency worldwide. This report is a call to action for Americans because public policy should not be for sale to the highest bidder.”

– Wenonah Hauter, Food & Water Watch Executive (source)

One of the most revealing cables is from 2007, and it looks at French efforts to ban a Monsanto GM corn variety. Here is a cable that shows Craig Stapleton, former ambassador to France under the Bush administration, asking Washington to punish the EU countries that did not support the use of GM crops: “Country team Paris recommends that we calibrate a target retaliation list that causes some pain across the EU since this is a collective responsibility, but that also focuses in part on the worst culprits. Moving to retaliation will make clear that the current path has real costs to EU interests and could help strengthen European pro-biotech voices.”

The U.S. government was not only working for the biotech industry. They were also threatening other governments who did not comply. Think about that for a moment. Over the years, the United States government and Monsanto have collectively pushed their GMO agenda upon the rest of the world. Why? Do you really think it is to help feed the world? This could easily be achieved if we came together and pooled our resources. The entire planet could have access to organic food and it could be done for free.

A Shift in Consciousness Encompasses Everything

It’s quite amazing to see what has happened over the past ten years alone. The birth of social media networks has brought forth a wealth of new information in the form of alternative media. While there may be many “fake news” sites out there, there are also many valid information sources that have created awareness and sourced their work properly. They shared information that mainstream media would not share. After all, mainstream media is owned by a handful of corporations, and also heavily influenced by government and corporate agendas.

Our world has been drenched in secrecy, and more people are having a hard time trusting mainstream media networks. It’s simply best to let people decide for themselves and examine the sources for themselves, rather than having somebody on television telling the world “what is.”

The fact that billions of people every year were accessing information about corporate and government fraud, and information that is not always presented to the world, just goes to show how big this shift in consciousness is. New ideas are being presented that challenge old beliefs, and more people are starting to question the world around them and the entire human experience.

What are we really doing here? A lot of people see a clear need for change, and recognize that if we continue to follow our ways with regards to politics, finance, health, environment, education, and more, we’re not really going forward.

Our souls are craving a new human experience, and creating awareness about several aspects of that human experience, like GMOs, for example, plays a key role in changing it. So when it comes to GMOs, vote with your dollar!

Don’t let “fake news” labels determine your truth. Don’t let someone else make your decisions for you. Examine the sources for yourself, think critically, and make your own decisions. We do not need another entity, like Snopes, telling us what is and what isn’t. It’s time to think for ourselves, and stop letting the government, corporations, and politicians do it for us.

We can’t continue to put change in their hands; we have to put it in our own.

 

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Iraqi Kurds Look to Form Independent Country

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Two shepherds mauled by bear in Rumania; 7th attack for the country this year

    

Two shepherds were seriously injured in a bear attack Saturday in Romania’s remote Carpathian mountains, reigniting debate over a government decision to suspend an annual culling programme.

The men, whose injures are not thought to be life-threatening, were tending their sheep when they were attacked in the central Harghita region, according to a local official quoted by the Agerpress news agency.

One of the men was bitten on his head, hip and genitals, the official said.

Romania is home to around 60% of Europe’s brown bears – some 6,000, a quarter of which roam the mountains around Harghita.

There have been seven bear attacks there in 2017 alone, prompting anger among locals.

Hundreds of people gathered Wednesday outside the environment ministry in Bucharest demanding they be allowed to kill brown bears in the interest of safety.

The ministry responded by proposing a cull of 140 of the animals.

Romania last year suspended its annual authorisation of the extermination of more than 500 bears, a programme that had angered environmentalists.

“I think it is humans who are responsible for these animal attacks because they encroach on their territory,” said local Harghita official Jean Andrei.

Source: AFP

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Syrian Army announces 4 day ceasefire in southern part of country

    

A ceasefire, to be in force until Thursday, has been declared by the Syrian government forces in the southern part of the country, the military said in a statement carried by state TV.

The ceasefire began at noon local time on Sunday in the Daraa, Quneitra and As-Suwayda Provinces of Syria, the statement by SANA broadcaster said.

According to the military, the move is aimed at supporting the peace process and national reconciliation in Syria.

The Syrian government forces stressed that violations of the ceasefire will be met with “an appropriate response.”

It’s the second unilateral truce announced by the Syrian government forces in the last two weeks. On June 17, they declared a ceasefire that only affected the Daraa province.

The southeastern province of Quneitra, which falls under the current ceasefire, is located on Syria’s border with Israel, which launched attacks on military outposts inside Syria in recent days.

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NBC Decries Rise of Conservative Media for Creating Polarized Country, No Mention of MSNBC

NBC
Sunday Today
July 2, 2017
8:41:53 AM Eastern

SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS: I think that we have gone to a place where if the media can’t be trusted to report the news, then that’s a dangerous place for America.

WILLIE GEIST: White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, this week, hitting the media for what she called the constant barrage of fake news. Fake news is a favorite term, as you know, of President Trump. What you consider real and fake in many cases has become a question of where you’re sitting and who you’re listening to. In our Sunday spotlight, NBC’s Hallie Jackson goes inside the increasingly polarized American media culture that has us talking past each other.

[Cuts to video]

JOHN CAMERON: Network television’s first daily half hour news program.

HALLIE JACKSON: Back then, there were three.

CAMERON: Sit back, light up a Camel, and be an eyewitness to happenings that made history in the last 24 hours.

JACKSON: Before breaking the news down to views that we choose.

MAKAYLA SANTIN: I don’t know how we have a conversation with each other when we’re not speaking the same language.

JACKSON: For professional organizer, Makayla Santin in Progressive Portland, it is NPR in the car. On her phone, Facebook. Her evenings, network news.

JOHN BARRY: Most reporting nowadays would fail journalism 101. It is so clear the media hates Donald Trump.

JACKSON: John Barry used to be part of the media in Redlands, California. He still starts his day this way.

BARRY: I still read the L.A. Times, sometimes just for laughs, it is so outrageous, that they’ll even put anti-Trump stories on its sports page.

JACKSON: But the self-described Twitter addict, now runs on the right.

BARRY: The only political show my liberal wife and I can agree on is Morning Joe. But the rule is, when Joe is not there and Mika is there, then I get to turn it over to Fox and Friends.

SANTIN: I would not watch Fox News because it would drive me insane. And it would make me angry.

JACKSON: Today, so many choices, but many reflecting a single point of view, easier than ever to limit the ones we listen to, often leaving us in so-called echo chambers.

SANTIN: We are not listening to each other at all, because there are so many choices. It’s like pick your own adventure, pick your own news.

JACKSON: And that’s what, Eli Pariser calls the “filter bubble.”

ELI PARISER: We live in, kind of, our own personal information universe that is being curetted by websites like Facebook and Twitter based on who they think we are and what they think we want to know.

JACKSON: He points to 57 indicators that Google uses, for example, to sort what you see based on everything from where you sit to what browser you’re on. That could keep you inside your own news universe.

PARISER: A society that depends on everybody, kind of, having a sense of what’s going on for the greater whole that becomes a real problem.

JACKSON: And that is something both sides agree on.

GEORGE W. BUSH: It is hard to unify the country, though, with the news media being so split up. When I was President, you know, you mattered a lot more.

BARACK OBAMA: Increasingly, we’ve become so secure in our bubbles that we start accepting only information whether it is true or not that fits our opinions.

JACKSON: But in truth it began—

BILL CLINTON: I did not have–

JACKSON: –under another president.

MATT LAUER: The Drudge Report is a media gossip page known for below the beltway reporting. And it’s gaining a reputation as growing irritant to the White House. You are you admit a conservative and you have increasingly targeted the Clinton White House.

MATT DRUDGE: Well I go where the stink is.

RUSH LIMBAUGH: The Democrats and their fear mongering.

JACKSON: What was once relegated to talk radio exploded on TV. The launch of Fox News in 1996 taking it to another level, fighting against what was perceived as liberal bias in the media. But when administrations changed, the pendulum swung the other way.

KEITH OLBERMANN: I accuse you, Mr. Bush, of lying this country into war. [No indication of MSNBC]

JACKSON: Today even more tangled with the web, the results, what can feel like permanent polarization.

BARRY: It is very easy to slip into that echo chamber. I mean, I lost friends on Facebook. But right now, we’re just talking past each other, we’re wired differently, we want to hear different things.

JACKSON: It’s still not clear what the impact really is. But listen to this: A recent Pew study finds about half of us on Facebook and more than a third on Twitter say we have a mix of political views inside our network. Bottom line though, in this deeply divided country there’s never been more opportunity to remain so. For some, leaving us red all over, for others giving us the blues. For Sunday Today, Hallie Jackson, Washington.

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Photos: Gary Allan, Dan + Shay, Craig Campbell at Country LakeShake 2017

This past weekend country music artists took over Chicago’s lakefront during the third annual Country LakeShake Festival. Just a few of them that performed on the mainstage were the duo Dan + Shay, solo artist Craig Campbell, longtime country music singer Gary Allan, and Michael Ray

Hands down one of the most entertaining sets to watch was Dan + Shay. Their energy was off the chart, and they were all over the stage playing to every angle of the crowd. Speaking of the crowd, it was massive, especially for the duo’s early evening set time. It was easy to tell people were there to watch not only Miranda Lambert’s closing set, but also Dan + Shay. 

While at Country LakeShake Dan + Shay played all their singles, plus more. Some songs they performed were “Nothin’ Like You,” “From the Ground Up,” “How Not To” and their latest single, “Road Trippin’.” They also did a few covers, one of which was Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love a Bad Name.”

Right after Dan + Shay’s performance it was time for Gary Allan to take the stage. His performance was more classic country, and it lacked any big flashy moments, which isn’t a bad thing. It was nice to watch a performer that sounded great without needing anything extra to make it a good set. 

Earlier in the day both Michael Ray and Craig Campbell performed on the mainstage. Campbell was up first and sang “Fish,” “Outta My Head,” “Keep Them Kisses Comin’,” and his latest single, “Outskirts of Heaven.” He also covered Lorde’s “Royals,” and he actually did a really good job of changing that popular pop track into a country song. 

Overall, there wasn’t a bad performance of the bunch. Everyone brought something different to the live stage. The lineup was a nice selection of different types of country music artists. Those that missed out on attending Country LakeShake in Chicago still have a chance to watch some of these artists live in concert before the year is up. 

Gary Allan will be touring around North American this summer and fall on an extensive tour. It’ll wrap up in December with two shows in Las Vegas at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Tickets for both of his Vegas shows can be bought on AXS here

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Last Year She Planted A Seed, Just 9 Months Later It’s Setting Records As Tallest In Country

Although one grandmother Barbara Thatcher never meant to do it, she now grew the tallest garden flower in Britain. And it all happened because she purchased seeds from the endangered echium pinanana plant. However, this granny didn’t buy them in at her local flower shop, she logged onto the internet and bought them from a foreign seller. Although she didn’t know squat about the flower until its seeds was planted in her garden, now she loves the flower and all the notoriety it has brought her. Check out this amazing story of success from one British senior…

Barbara simply bought the exotic seeds online and planted them in her British garden. Now she has one of the most famous gardens in the country.

“You can get seed online, and I’ve been growing them ever since,” Barbara told SWNS. “That one is echium pininana, and they do grow quite tall in the right conditions.”

The echium pinanana is popularly known as the “Tower of Jewels” flower. And as you can guess by its name, this flower is stunningly beautiful. The flower is also known for its height – but no one has ever done it like Grandma Barbara. Her echium has reached 16 feet tall because of her expert gardening skills.

Now her garden flower is taller than a giraffe. And although it is not an official Guinness World Record, Barbara’s “Tower of Jewels” plan is thought to be the tallest in the entire country.

“I think it’s growing that tall because it’s quite sheltered just in that corner because we are quite near the sea,” she said. “But there’s an arm of coast that comes out and just protects this corner. I think it just likes it where it is.”

Barbara doesn’t know why her flowers grow taller than everyone else’s. We like to think that she has the magic touch. But Barbara is a lot more practical than that. She thinks her garden simply has a great location. Because it is in the corner, the wind cannot knock it over and this has allowed it to grow tall. Wind often knocks these plants over and causes them to grow horizontally rather than vertically.

Barbara loves looking at the towering plant in her Bristol, England garden. She spends a lot of her time out there enjoying the “Tower of Jewels” and her other plants. After she bought the seeds on the internet, Barbara started to grow it in a tray. When it sprouted and grew a bit, she transferred it to her garden. She must have done it at the exact right time because it quickly grew like bamboo.

Barbara’s massive plant is an attraction within her quaint town. People can easily see it over her fence.

Do you think Barbara is a better gardener than the average green thumb? Does she have a special skill to make this plant grow so tall or is she simply luckier than most?

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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich receives Knighthood in home country of Denmark

Most metal fans know that Metallica formed in Los Angeles circa 1981 when guitarist James Hetfield responded to an ad in a local newspaper posted by drummer Lars Ulrich, who was looking for other metal musicians to jam out with. Ulrich is not from Los Angeles, or from the United States for that matter. The drummer moved to the L.A. area from his native country of Denmark when he was 16-years-old to pursue a career as a tennis player. The whole tennis thing didn’t work out, but music did, and that why he’s been awarded the Knight’s Cross by his home country.  

As the Danish media outlet DR reports, the 53-year-old drummer was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Dannebrog back on May 26. He was given the honor by the Queen of Denmark, Margrethe II. Well done Sir Lars!

Speaking of Metallica, they’re currently enjoying life on the road in support of their latest studio album, Hardwired… To Self-Destruct, which recently reached platinum status for selling over a million copies. The band is currently touring across North America and will return over to Europe and the U.K. with a huge run of international tour dates scheduled to start in September, and keeping them there until spring 2018. Fans in Denmark should have their calendars marked for March 27, when their newest Knight returns for a show at Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning.

Tickets for select shows on their 2017-18 European and U.K. tour can be purchased by clicking here.

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