Man Who Accused Seattle Mayor of Sexually Abusing Him as a Child, Found Dead at 47

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Seattle, WA — Over the past several years, multiple victims have come forward and accused Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of sexually abusing them when they were children in the 1980’s. Delvonn Heckard, one of the alleged victims, filed a lawsuit against the mayor in April of 2017, setting off an investigation by the Seattle Times.

What the Times found was nothing short of bombshell and vindication for his alleged victims. Now, TFTP has learned that Heckard was just found dead in an Auburn motel.

Heckard played a key role in exposing the alleged crimes against children perpetrated by Murray.

“In my opinion, a hero died today,” attorney Lincoln Beauregard said Friday morning.

According to the Seattle Times, the King County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Heckard’s death on Friday afternoon, noting the official cause and manner of his death are pending.

Heckard had been in treatment for drug abuse and although the manner of his death is still pending, police are saying it looks like a drug overdose.

The city had just paid Heckard $150,000 to dismiss the suit against the mayor—which was put in a trust by his attorney to make sure he wouldn’t spend the money too quickly—but the damage against the mayor had already been done. Months after Heckard’s lawsuit, Murray was forced to resign.

As the Free Thought Project reported in April of last year, Murray’s attorney publicly denounced the allegations of sexual abuse from the victims. One of those victims was Jeff Simpson, whose case prompted the controversy in 2008.

“The previous accusers were investigated by law enforcement and the press and found to be not credible and their claims meritless,” attorney Robert Sulkin told reporters in April.

However, these claims were easily made because the Oregon Department of Human Services’ (DHS) foster-parent records of his abuse were said to be destroyed. The mayor himself even felt secure enough to say last year that the press not finding the supposed records of his abuse of Simpson demonstrated his innocence — a move he came to regret.

Not content with hearing that the records had been destroyed, the Times tried, once again, to obtain them. Using Murray’s statements urging the media to pursue those records and noting the victim’s authorization to release the details of the abuse, DHS finally released the information.

“We used our discretion to determine disclosure was in the public interest to protect other children and prevent anyone else from being put in a similar situation,” said Caroline Burnell, manager of the legal unit for DHS’ public-affairs office. “A person in a position of power and authority could use that authority to coerce or otherwise force people into a vulnerable position.”

As the Seattle Times reports:

The Times emailed a video link of the news conference to DHS two days later, noting those statements. The agency considered the totality of information provided when deciding to release the records, Burnell said. They included the Child Protective Services assessment finding Simpson’s allegations valid; a detective’s reports citing two additional witnesses; and a letter from the District Attorney’s Office indicating prosecutors had not determined Simpson was lying.

The records, dating back to 1984, explicitly noted that Ed Murray should “never again be utilized as a certified CSD resource for children.” It also showed that a criminal case was brought against Murray by prosecutors but in spite of the multiple accusations, charges were somehow never filed.

Speaking in an interview this week with KPTV, Simpson noted that he would take a lie detector and do whatever it takes to make sure other children don’t suffer the same fate as he did.

“Mayor Murray is a child molester,” Simpson said at the time. “The worst things that you can think of were what Ed has done to me.”

As KPTV reported, Simpson said he was told by state agencies over and over that the records in his case had long been destroyed. Learning they not only existed but were released publicly, he said was an answer to his prayers.

“It’s nothing short of a miracle,” he said. “All of a sudden, not only do we get the paperwork but we get all of the records that were supposedly destroyed.”

The records vindicating Simpson’s claims are just the beginning. It now gives the accusations of the other potential victims merit as well.

Sadly, as this alleged abuse happened over 30 years ago, the statute of limitations for criminal charges has since run out. But Simpson just wants closure.

Simpson notes that he is now working with an attorney to help achieve this closure and has started a fundraising page for those efforts.

While Murray resigned last year to avoid the limelight, it is important to note just how common pedophilia is — especially among the elite — who are rarely ever held accountable.

As TFTP reported last year, Ed Murray is only one name on a long list of mayors accused of child sex-related crimes since 2016.

According to a scathing report, at least 10 current and former mayors have been accused of unspeakable crimes against children—in only one year. Ranging from child porn to rape, some of the victims were as young as four-years-old.

Source Article from http://thefreethoughtproject.com/victim-found-dead-assault-mayor/

Man Found Not Guilty for Killing a Police Officer, Claiming He Acted in Self Defense

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Greensburg, PA — In an extremely rare move, a jury has returned a verdict of not guilty in the trial of a man who killed a St. Clair Township police officer as he responded to a domestic violence call in November of 2015.

After six days of testimony and more than 20 hours of jury deliberations, Ray Shetler Jr. was found not guilty of murder Friday in the fatal shooting of St. Clair Township Police Officer Lloyd Reed, according to Trib Live.

Shelter was facing the death penalty for killing the officer before he was found not guilty of first and third-degree murder.

As Trib Live reports:

Shetler, 33, of New Florence, jumped up and hugged his defense attorney as the verdict was announced. His family members, seated just one row in front of Reed’s family, let out an audible gasp.

“You were in the courtroom, you saw him hugging me, thanking me for saving his life,” said defense attorney Marc Daffner.

The jury found Shetler guilty of two lesser charges in connection with stealing a truck as he attempted to flee the scene of the shooting in New Florence and swam across the Conemaugh River.

Westmoreland County Common Pleas Court Judge Meagan Bilik-DeFazio ordered Shetler remain in jail until he is able to post $100,000 bail that continues keeps him in custody for the theft and receiving stolen property convictions.

The judge said Shetler could be sentenced up to seven years in prison.

While there have been a few cases of people being found not guilty of killing police officers, this case stands out for several reasons.

Not only did Shelter fire three rounds at police, but afterward he fled the scene, dumped his clothing and the rifle and evaded police for six hours.

Also, in other cases in which police were killed while raiding homes over marijuana or non-existent drugs, Reed was actually responding to a domestic violence call by Shelter’s girlfriend Kristen Luther, who said he was beating her.

According to Trib Live, “Shetler testified on his own behalf as did his girlfriend, Kristen Luther. Both claimed Reed fired first during the shootout. It was Luther’s call to 911, saying Shetler had assaulted her that led Reed, who was patrolling neighboring St. Clair Township, to respond to New Florence. Shetler maintained he didn’t know Reed was a police officer.”

Westmoreland County District Attorney John Peck expressed he and the Reed family’s disappointment with the verdict but noted that is the system in place.

“We have a jury system in this country and will certainly abide by their verdict,” Peck said.

As The Free Thought Project first reported in 2014, Marvin Guy is facing the death penalty. Guy shot and killed Detective Charles Dinwiddie and injured several other Killeen police officers, as they were attempting to forcefully enter Guy’s home on May 9, 2014, at 5:30 am.

Police had been surveilling Guy’s home for some time after an informant claimed Guy was trafficking a large quantity of cocaine. At some point in the investigation, the decision was made to enter Guy’s home and attempt to find evidence which would corroborate the informant’s claim.

But after entering the residence, in a show of force which resulted in the loss of life of a veteran police officer, no drugs, not even a single marijuana joint was found—a case far different than Shelter’s.

The consequence for the police incursion resulted in one detective’s death, and yet another Black man being charged with homicide. Guy’s fate is yet to be determined, as he is awaiting trial for Dinwiddie’s murder which, arguably, would not have occurred had the police not attempted to enter his home unannounced.

Even if the police had identified themselves before attempting to enter Guy’s home, there have been enough crimes committed by criminals posing as police, to justify Guy’s decision to defend his life from intruders. With Guy already being a convicted felon, more questions will likely be raised as to whether or not the Castle doctrine can be extended to convicted felons. The weapon Guy used, a 9mm, had been reported stolen.

Likewise, his possession of the weapon was also another potential felony. But the question remains. Do all Americans have a right to defend themselves? Under current Texas law, convicted felons do not have a right to keep and bear arms for the protection of their persons or dwelling. According to many jailhouse interviews conducted by KDH News, Guy told reporters “he was simply defending himself when his bedroom window was broken out that morning.”

Complicating matters further for the prosecution in Guy’s case is the fact that a precedent has already been set in a similar case. As The Free Thought Project reported, charges against Henry Goedrich Magee were dropped following a TX grand jury’s refusal to indict Magee on capital murder charges for the shooting death of Burleson County Sgt. Adam Sowders, after the sergeant led a team of police officers into Magee’s residence using the same “no-knock” search warrant method.

Magee claimed he was protecting his home and his pregnant girlfriend, the exact same claim Guy made upon his arrest.

After the grand jury refused to indict Magee, the case against him was dropped, just a few short months after the shooting occurred, quite a contrast from Guy’s imprisonment. Guy has been sitting in jail for two and a half years awaiting his day in court, held under three million dollars bond.

The discrepancies in the way Magee was treated and how Guy’s case is being handled hasn’t gone unnoticed. A petition to drop all charges against Guy was created on the Change.org website. A portion of the petition reads;

It is always a tragic, unfortunate event when anyone loses their lives, especially in the line of duty. But how can we essentially say that one person was defending themselves and another was committing murder, under such similar circumstances…No drugs were found in Guy’s house. Besides, if beyond a reasonable doubt is needed to convict, how can we be certain that Guy knew that the person(s) entering his home, at 5:30 in the morning, were peace officers, something required for the capital murder charge? Guy deserves to be treated fairly and the same as another man who acted in self-defense or what any other reasonable American would do.

For Guy’s supporters, possibly, there’s new hope that he will soon be set free.

Source Article from http://thefreethoughtproject.com/not-guilty-self-defense-police-officer/

More melted fuel found at Fukushima 7 years later: Underwater robot captures images that prove at least some of the fuel breached the core


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It has been seven years since the worst industrial disaster in all of human history happened in Fukushima, yet its devastating effects are still being felt to this day. As a matter of fact, experts have just discovered that more melted fuel can be found at the site, and that it may take a long time to even come up with a solution to clean it up and prevent future generations from being harmed.

This is according to new reports that talk about a recent attempt of the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) to conduct new research on one of the plant’s vessels. Although a proper cleanup effort seems impossible at the moment, the researchers hope that their findings offer crucial information that can help in its execution.

According to TEPCO, it has successfully managed to capture images of the fuel that can be found inside the primary containment vessel of the plant’s Unit 2. The captured images clearly show that some portion of the fuel has managed to breach the core of the vessel, and has ended up falling to the floor.

It’s a bit fortunate that the primary containment vessel is still stable after all this time, said the researchers, who also noted that there haven’t been any changes in the radiation levels at the site boundaries of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

In at least one previous effort, TEPCO has managed to find melted fuel inside a separate Unit 3 — back in July 2017. Back then, the company said that the robot they used was able to find “large amounts of lava-like debris” that reportedly contained fuel from the core that managed to flow out into the primary containment vessel. Now, their latest findings in Unit 2 gives them even more information than before.

According to Naohiro Masuda, the Chief Decommissioning Officer at TEPCO, their new research deals in potentially useful methods for future cleanup operations. “This next effort at Unit 2 illustrates our commitment to developing technologies that will enable decommissioning at Fukushima Daiichi and also become useful elsewhere,” he said. “Even with the new approach this will be a challenging mission, but we will persevere because obtaining this information is important to developing the ability to eventually remove the fuel debris.”

The team of researchers in charge of the latest effort used a new and improved version of the marine robot used in last year’s mission to gather images and information. Dubbed “little sunfish,” the robot was about the size of a single loaf of bread. It comes with built-in lights, cameras, and a dosimeter to record levels of radiation. It can move by using tail propellers.

For the improved version, the researchers included a lengthened and strengthened guide pipe, which aids in positioning the camera and making sure that it can extend further into the pedestal area. They also included smaller lights and electronic measurement equipment, added a skirt to reduce the potential for snagging objects, and integrated anti-fogging technology to the camera to capture clearer images.

While they managed to obtain useful images and new information about the status of the reactor cores and containment vessels, it’s a bit disappointing to know that TEPCO barely knows where to begin with the cleanup after nearly a decade of it being a problem. Takahiro Kimoto, a TEPCO spokesman, said that a lot of work still needs to be done to determine the next course of action. “It’s still just the beginning of the (decades-long) decommissioning,” he said, adding, “There is still a long way to go, including developing the necessary.”

Maybe they should have thought of all of that earlier — before deciding to go ahead with plans to create a nuclear power facility that could potentially be the source of problems for humans for thousands of years to come.

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Dead Male Prostitute, Piles of Meth Found in Clinton Mega-Donor’s Home—NO ARRESTS

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West Hollywood, CA — The family and friends of Gemmel Moore, 26, are fighting an uphill battle to bring the man they say is responsible for his death to justice. Not surprisingly, the fact that Moore, who worked as a male escort, was found dead at the home of 63-year-old Ed Buck—who’s donated hundreds of thousands to Hillary Clinton—has received very little media coverage.

On July 27, Moore’s body was discovered inside the West Hollywood apartment of Ed Buck. Buck is a well connected and extremely wealthy political activist who gives massive amounts of money to the Democratic party. His influence is vast as he’s given hundreds of thousands to a slew of powerful Democrats including Clinton, Barack Obama, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey and a variety of state and local organizations in California—which likely explains the reason he’s yet to be charged with any crime.

According to a Los Angeles County coroner’s report, police and paramedics found Moore naked on a mattress in Buck’s living room with a “male pornography movie playing on the television.” A spokesman for the coroner’s office, Ed Winter, said Buck was inside his Laurel Avenue home at the time of Moore’s death and that drug paraphernalia was recovered from the scene.

Police found sex toys, syringes and “clear plastic bags with suspected methamphetamine in a toolbox roll-cabinet in the living room,” 24 syringes with brown residue, five glass pipes with white residue and burn marks, a plastic straw with possible white residue, clear plastic bags with white powdery residue and a clear plastic bag with a “piece of crystal-like substance.”

Even if we ignore the fact that there was a dead prostitute in his bed, the drugs found on the scene alone should’ve been enough to warrant charges as the multiple plastic bags would land anyone else with not only possession charges but intent to distribute. But there have been none.

According to FOX, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office initially ruled the death an accidental methamphetamine overdose. But the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Bureau on Aug. 14 announced they would investigate if there is any criminal culpability, after Moore’s family and friends disputed the initial finding.

The Sheriff’s office has told the family that they should have the investigation wrapped up soon. However, they say they are having trouble interviewing witnesses.

“We should have all the information, so we can make a good evaluation of everything that transpired to see if there’s any criminal culpability,” Lt. Joe Mendoza, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office homicide bureau, told Fox News.

While it is entirely possible that Moore was simply staying at Buck’s house as a ‘friend’ and accidentally overdosed while there, the following information paints a far more ominous picture.

One of the witnesses interviewed by police said Moore told her that someone whose name is conveniently redacted tied him up “over a year ago” and “held him against his will at the residence in West Hollywood.”

But that’s not all. Moore also kept a journal in which he described in graphic detail how Buck forced him to do meth and got him addicted.

“I honestly don’t know what to do. I’ve become addicted to drugs and the worst one at that,” Moore’s journal reads. “Ed Buck is the one to thank. He gave me my first injection of crystal meth it was very painful, but after all the troubles, I became addicted…”

Moore also seemed to think that Buck was trying to kill him which is why he wrote the following sentence in his journal.

“If it didn’t hurt so bad, I’d kill myself, but I’ll let Ed Buck do it for now.”

The damning information against Buck, however, according to his attorney amounts to nothing.

“There’s nothing there. As we always stated, this was an accidental overdose that Ed Buck had nothing to do with and it’s a tragedy,” Buck’s attorney, Seymour Amster, told Fox News. “The coroner has not changed his opinion from an accidental death. Until that happens, and that’s not going to happen, we’re done.”

However, on top of the fact that there is documented evidence of heavy drug use at his residence, illegal prostitution, witness accounts of kidnapping, and Moore predicting Ed Buck would kill him, other witnesses have come forward noting that Buck has a history of doing this to young black men.

As FOX reports, according to Jasmyne Cannick, an advocate for Moore’s family, a number of other gay black men have claimed Buck would invite them to his house, then pay them several hundred dollars to take drugs.

The website has even posted evidence showing that Buck is apparently still out recruiting young black men to bring them to his home and give them drugs.

The family of Moore has set up a website at which former victims of Buck can submit their stories in hopes of getting justice. Whether or not this well-connected millionaire democratic donor will ever be brought to justice, however, remains up in the air.

As for Moore’s mother, she remains resolute in her mission which she says is “Getting Ed Buck off the streets and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law for preying on and taking advantage of my son and others like him.”

Source Article from http://thefreethoughtproject.com/dead-black-man-tons-drugs-found-clinton-mega-donors-home-no-arrests/

Teen Set To Testify Against Man She Accused Of Rape Found Dead

 

A teenager who had been set to testify against a Michigan man she said raped her has been found dead in what police are investigating as a homicide.

The body of Mujey Dumbuya, 16, of Grand Rapids, was discovered on Jan. 28 by two people walking in a wooded area about 50 miles from Dumbuya’s home, according to the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety

Police said they are investigating Dumbuya’s death as a homicide, and hope that her missing shoe ― a pink Nike sneaker ― could aid in the investigation. The department has released few other details.

Dumbuya had been set to testify in the April trial of a man accused of raping her in a parked car. Kent County Prosecutor Chris Becker told NBC affiliate WOOD-TV that Quinn Anthony James, 42, is charged with four counts of third-degree criminal sexual assault. He was arrested on Feb. 1 near Grand Rapids on an unrelated criminal sexual assault charge, but authorities released him for lack of evidence. 

Police say James is a person of interest in Dumbuya’s death, according to local media reports.

Dumbuya was last seen alive the morning of Jan. 24 as she left for East Kentwood High School, according to WOOD. She never made it to school. Police said she was reported as a runaway three days before her body was discovered.

James was a maintenance worker at the high school. The school district denied he’s alleged to have committed any crimes on school grounds.

A GoFundMe campaign set up Dumbuya’s family to help cover funeral costs has raised $13,000 ― $3,000 above its goal. Services were Friday.

“Mujey was a generous, energetic young woman with a radiant smile and an adventurous spirit,” the family said in a statement this week.

“Mujey was a very good student who loved school. She had a close circle of friends, and was loved by everyone that knew her. Mujey loved music and dancing. She took classes in dance, martial arts and archery. Mujey was looking forward to graduating from high school next year. She wanted to be a police officer to help fight against social injustice, including racism.”

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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Hitler book, supremacist flag found in Italy suspect's home

MILAN (AP) — A right-wing extremist suspected of shooting six Africans in central Italy was “lucid and determined, aware of what he had done” and exhibited no remorse, an Italian law enforcement official said Sunday.

Luca Traini, 28, remained jailed as police investigated him on multiple counts of attempted murder with the aggravating circumstance of “racial hatred” for the Saturday attacks in the Italian city of Macerata.

The five men and one woman wounded in the two-hour drive-by shooting spree are from Nigeria, Ghana, Gambia and Mali, according to RAI state television.

Italian authorities said they seized Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf,” other publications linked to Nazism and a flag with a Celtic cross, a symbol commonly used by white supremacists, from Traini’s home Sunday.

The suspect was an unsuccessful candidate last year in a local election for the anti-migrant Northern League political party. Italy’s ANSA news agency quoted acquaintances saying he previously had ties with the neo-fascist Forza Nuova and CasaPound parties.

Photographs released by police showed Traini with a neo-Nazi tattoo prominently on his forehead and an Italian flag tied around his neck.

Col. Michele Roberti, the Carabineri commander in Macerata, told Sky TG24 that Traini demonstrated no remorse for the two-hour rampage and “it’s likely that he carried out this crazy gesture as a sort of retaliation, a sort of vendetta” for the gruesome slaying of a teenager a few days earlier.

A Nigerian man has been arrested in the death of Pamela Mastropietro, 18. Her remains were found in two suitcases days after she walked away from a drug rehab community.

Police said her bloody clothes, a receipt from a pharmacy where she bought a syringe, and knives consistent with the crime were found in the Nigerian suspect’s apartment. Roberti ruled out any personal connection between Traini and the slain woman.

The woman wounded in the shooting spree, a 29-year-old identified only as Jennifer, told La Stampa from her hospital bed that she no longer feels free to walk around the city “with peace of mind.”

“I never hurt anyone. I was talking and laughing with three other people” when she was struck by the bullet, she told the Turin-based newspaper.

One of the six victims was released Saturday. The remaining patients were all stable, with one in intensive care and Jennifer facing surgery on her shoulder, doctors said Sunday.

Her boyfriend told La Repubblica they were waiting at a bus station when he saw a man pointing something at them from a black car. He realized then that it was a gun.

“I gave Jennifer a push to get her out of the way and threw myself down. And I heard a shot: Boom!” said Ogie Igbinowania.

Jennifer told the newspaper she arrived in Italy seven months ago and joined her boyfriend in Macerata.

“I have always been comfortable here. People are friendly. I don’t know why that guy fired at us,” she said.

A Nigerian community leader in Macerata, Sammy Kunoun, said he heard the shots as he was going to meet with cultural mediators about organizing a sit-in to support Mastropietro’s family. They called off the event after the shootings for fear of further racist attacks.

“Now, we are all victims in this story,” said Kunoun, adding that the immigrant community has been well-integrated in Macerata. Foreigners are 9.2 percent of the city’s 43,000 residents, according to official data.

Anti-foreigner sentiment has become a key theme of a heated electoral campaign. Italy has struggled with the arrival of hundreds of thousands of migrants in the last few years coming across the Mediterranean Sea in smugglers’ boats.

The general election is scheduled for March 4 and the head of the rebranded League party, Matteo Salvini, had capitalized on the teen’s killing in campaign appearances even before the shooting Saturday.

Salvini is pledging to deport 150,000 migrants in his first year in office if his party wins control of parliament — drawing sharp rebukes that he is using the migrant crisis to foment xenophobia for political gain.

Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni warned in Rome after the attack that “the state will be particularly severe against whoever thinks of feeding the spiral of violence.”

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This version has been corrected to show the shootings happened during the day on Saturday, not at night.

Source Article from https://www.yahoo.com/news/nigerian-wounded-racist-attack-ive-lost-peace-mind-113646937.html

Food packaging chemical BPA ‘found in digestive system of 86% of teenagers’

The University of Exeter research looked at Bisphenol A (BPA), which makes plastics flexible but strong.

Some studies have suggested that the chemical could be linked to breast cancer and heart disease and there have been calls for it to be banned. However, others believe that stance is misleading.

BPA, which has been used since the 1960s, is often found in the white lining inside tinned foods, drinks cans and bottle tops. Even till receipts, DVDs and processed foods are known to contain it.

Researchers studied 94 teenagers and found it was almost impossible for them to avoid BPA products.

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The chemical is also found in some plastic food packaging

Professor Lorna Harries, who led the project, is calling for clearer labelling on packaging so people can make informed choices when doing their food shopping.

“Teenagers are one of the groups of people in our population that have the highest levels of BPA in their urine when you measure it,” she said.

“Although we’re not quite sure why that is, one theory is because teenagers eat more junk food than the rest of the population and junk food is a particularly rich source of BPA.”

Freya Hester, 17, who took part in the study, said: “I am really passionate about plastic pollution so knowing BPA is in here, we are polluting our bodies as well as the environment, which is really shocking to me.”

Another participant, Amalia Gimbuta, told Sky News: “If you’re in a rush and you’re shopping you don’t have time to peel off the packaging to try and work out if it has BPA or not.

“So finding packaging that you know for certain doesn’t have it in is really difficult.”

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Researchers found BPA in most of the 96 people they tested

Whilst some research suggests that low levels of BPA do not do any harm, the European Commission recently ruled it was a threat to human health because of its effect on people’s hormones.

In Canada and some American states it is no longer used in baby bottles, and last month the Commission decided to restrict its use in food packaging because of the potential side effects.

Chief Executive of Breast Cancer UK Lynn Ladbrook said: “BPA is listed as a substance of very high concern for good reason – it is both a reproductive toxicant and has endocrine disrupting properties.

“Breast Cancer UK has long called for BPA to be prohibited from use in food, drinks and till receipts and until it is, it is likely to continue to show up in humans.”

However, some insist the chemical is safe and that there is not enough clear evidence to suggest otherwise.

The British Plastics Federation has sought to reassure the public, calling recent campaigns misleading.

In a statement, it said: “BPA is one of the most studied chemicals in recent history and the current safety measures were reaffirmed as safe for adults, children and unborn children by the European Food Standards Agency (EFSA) as recently as October 2016, and the UK Food Standards Agency officially supports these conclusions.

“The British Plastics Federation also supports these conclusions: at current exposure levels, plastics containing BPA pose no health risk for any age group.”

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New Genetic Trait Found: We Have Been Misdiagnosing ADD and ADHD All Along



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We all know there are benefits and drawbacks to today’s modern healthcare system in the Western world. When it comes to treating physical symptoms, our healthcare system could be considered very advanced. Yet when it comes to understanding root causes of problems and transforming the core issues themselves, we are often missing the mark.

One contributing factor to this lack of properly solving chronic health issues at their root cause could be the way we label things. Labeling itself can serve initially, because it allows us to clearly see that there is a problem which needs to be addressed.

However, beyond the initial label we can often get caught up in demonizing the symptoms of our experience instead of viewing them as critical feedback that is communicating information to us. In my opinion, this is one of the ways our current healthcare system can even cause more harm than good.

What is a Key Example of our Healthcare System Treating Symptoms Over Root Causes?

Instead of looking at depression as a pattern of emotional feedback for our perceptions and subconscious programs, we label it “depression” and disclose that the cause is a “chemical imbalance” that should be treated through medication.

When you take a closer look, there aren’t many people who are born with a chemical imbalance that specifically creates depression. It is something that is developed over time.

Where does this chemical imbalance come from? It comes from our thoughts. Since thoughts create emotions and emotions are made of neurochemical reactions, our programmed thought and belief patterns are the actual source of the chemical imbalance.

For example, if I walk into a room full of people at a social event and have an underlying belief that “people don’t like me,” I will walk into the room with a sequence of belief-related thoughts that will trigger a stress response reaction within my body. The thoughts are creating the neurochemical response, see?

In laymen’s terms, if I have negative thoughts it creates negative neurochemical reactions. If I have positive thoughts, it creates positive neurochemicals – most often dopamine and serotonin. Guess what type of neurochemicals anti-depressant drugs are helping our brains to manufacture? You guessed it.

By treating depression as a “chemical imbalance” we are treating the symptoms of depression, not the subconscious programs of thoughts and beliefs (a.k.a. the roots). By treating only the symptoms, we actually allow the root issue to stay alive and perpetuate itself beneath the surface.

Does this mean anti-depressants are bad or don’t work? Absolutely not. These can absolutely serve in the short-term context of providing enough stability for the root to then be addressed.

It is specifically when we address one part of the problem without addressing the other that problems arise. Both serve, but they must both be made aware of.

So Who is Garret John LoPorto?

Garret John is an author, speaker, advocate and founder of Wayseer.org. He is a pioneer of new ideas and created a viral video series to inspire people to re-connect with their inner truth.

After doing an incredible interview with Garret, it became clear to me that he takes a different approach on the way he sees core issues the healthcare system is currently diagnosing and medicating.

Garret and his research lead him to discover patterns behind the core qualities that pioneering entrepreneurs have, and so-called symptoms of disorders that the Western healthcare model is currently diagnosing as ADD, ADHD, addictive pre-dispositions and objective-defiance disorder.

One of the core examples he used was ADD and ADHD. He re-named the qualities associated with ADD as qualities of a “DaVinci Type,” or “Wayseer.”

ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) / ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is the most common diagnosis amongst young children in psychiatric clinics. ADD is characterized by “disruptive, attention-seeking behavior” (Wallach and Kogan (1965) p. 294-295), inability to pay attention for extensive periods of time, impulsiveness and an inability to control impulses compared to the status quo.

What Key Qualities Represent the “DaVinci Type/Wayseer?”

LoPorto found that ADD/ADHD is not a disorder, but a hereditary or genetic condition that is found in persons who have gene DRD4 7R allele that is present in about 10% of the world’s population and up to 25% of Americans.  The gene is exceptionally prevalent amongst extraordinarily creative or highly successful people. There are core qualities associated with this gene including:

  • Elevated levels of “openness”
  • The ability to think outside of the box
  • Creativity (especially as it relates to problem solving)
  • Need for novelty, stimulation, and growth
  • Risk-takers
  • An extreme need for exploration
  • Often charisma
  • Empathy
  • Sensitivity

People with this genetic variation present have a different relationship to dopamine. Garret’s research shows that this temperament is often necessary for high-level athletes, inventors, entrepreneurs, rock stars and pioneers of different fields of research.

Garret also noted that these “Wayseers” are often highly creative, expressive and emotionally intelligent individuals. They are often restless, can be averse to authority and are often kinesthetic learners.

Another avid researcher and thought leader Dr. John DeMartini has done ample research on this topic also. His argument against labelling ADD and ADHD stems from the question, “How can a young boy be diagnosed with ADD and struggle in school, but proceed to be completely focused on hours of video games on end at home?”

Dr. Gabor Mate, another pioneer for change in the healthcare system has found some profound links between ADD and trauma. His theories revolve around the idea that when a child can’t fight or flee from emotional trauma they are not able to properly process, the brain forms a coping mechanism in which it incessantly “flees” by dissociating when stress is triggered.

How Should We Be Addressing This Issue?

There are enormous amounts of conflicting research revolving around ADD and ADHD. Is it possible that the single most “diagnosed” disorder among young children actually has limited concrete evidence to back it up?

Is it possible that we are medicating and changing the brain chemistry of children and young adults without even knowing what is really going on?

We don’t necessarily have the answer, but in the very least, information this inconclusive certainly tells me that we don’t need to be jumping to medicate kids. If we can’t find concrete evidence, why not try working with these traits instead of attempting to diagnose and suppress them?

Why You Should Watch This Interview

Garret shares some incredible insights in this interview. He also provides a series of different potential solutions for both individuals and systems in society.

He is incredibly insightful, helps us to think outside of the box and shares the importance of questioning the information we are receiving so that we can learn to connect to ourselves and our heart’s truth.

Related CE Article: 4 Facts About ADHD That Doctors & Teachers Never Tell Parents


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How Scientists Found “Paranormal Perception” Channels Within Human Beings



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In 1976, a presentation was given at the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) on a paper published by the Institute on behalf of Hal Puthoff (now part of the To The Stars initiative that received and released the recent UFO Pentagon footage) and Russell Targ.

The paper was titled “A Perceptual Channel For Information Transfer Over Kilometer Distances: Historical Perspectives and Recent Research.”

Puthoff, who held a PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford, at the time was commissioned by the CIA/DIA and Stanford Research Institute to direct the Stargate project, which was one of many secret government programs that remained hidden from public knowledge for more than 20 years.

Russell Targ is a physicist and author, originally known for his work pioneering the development of the laser and laser applications, and a co-founder of the Stanford Research Institute’s (SRI) investigation of psychic abilities in the 1970s and 1980s.

The Stargate Project examined human psychic abilities; today it’s known as the study of parapsychology.

The paper was the first and only publication of this program before it became classified in the late 70s, and it presented scientific evidence for the existence of a perceptual capacity channel whereby certain individuals are able to perceive and describe remote data not perceivable to any known sense.

In fact, by 1975 the funding clients had agreed that this subtle perception channel existed in both experienced and inexperienced individuals. (source, a lecture from Ingo Swann, one of 500 highly skilled participants within the program).

In the program, participants were able to successfully identify buildings, roads, and laboratory apparatus, but more than two decades later, parts of the program were declassified and we found out that it was much more than just that.

This is outlined in a statement made by Puthoff from a paper published after the declassification in 1995:

“To summarize, over the years, the back-and-forth criticism of protocols, refinement of methods, and successful replication of this type of remote viewing in independent laboratories has yielded considerable scientific evidence for the reality of the [remote viewing] phenomenon. Adding to the strength of these results was the discovery that a growing number of individuals could be found to demonstrate high-quality remote viewing, often to their own surprise. . . . The development of this capability at SRI has evolved to the point where visiting CIA personnel with no previous exposure to such concepts have performed well under controlled laboratory conditions.” (source)(source)

Participants in the program were able to remote view objects in other rooms, to buildings, and places all over the world.

For example, a Soviet Tu-22 bomber, one that was outfitted as a reconnaissance aircraft and lost in Zaire in 1979, was located by an Air Force remote viewer. President Jimmy Carter was aware of this, admitting to national press that the CIA, without his knowledge, once consulted a psychic to locate a missing government plane. According to CNN, he told students at Emory University that the “special U.S. plane” crashed somewhere in Zaire. The only thing is that it was a Russian, not American plan.

According to Carter, “the woman went into a trance and gave some latitude and longitude figures. We focused our satellite cameras on that point and the plane was there.”  (source)

According to Paul H. Smith, PhD, and one of the participants in the Stargate project (now a retired U.S. army major), gives us more detail from his book that is sourced below:

In March 1979, a young Air Force enlisted woman named Rosemary Smith was handed a map of the entire continent of Africa. She was told only that sometime in the past few days a Soviet Tu-22 bomber outfitted as a spy plane had crashed somewhere in the continent.  The United States desperately wanted to recover the top secret Russian codes and equipment the Tu-22 carried. Using their remote viewing skills, she pinpointed the wreckage, even though it had been completely swallowed by the jungle canopy into which the jet had plunged nose first. (source, pg. 31)

Another example would be the rings around Jupiter. Prior to the flyby of Jupiter by Pioneer 10, a spacecraft launched in 1972 and the first to fly directly through the asteroid belt and make observations of Jupiter, a gentleman by the name of Ingo Swann was able to successfully describe and view a ring around Jupiter, which scientists had no idea even existed. This took place precisely before NASA’s Pioneer 10 spacecraft flyby, which confirmed that the ring did actually exist. These results were published and they are linked earlier in this article.

“To determine whether it was necessary to have a ‘beacon’ individual at the target site, Swann suggested carrying out an experiment to remote view the planet Jupiter before the upcoming NASA Pioneer 10 flyby. In that case, much to his chagrin (and ours) he found a ring around Jupiter, and wondered if perhaps he had remote viewed Saturn by mistake. Our colleagues in astronomy were quite unimpressed as well, until the flyby revealed that an unanticipated ring did in fact exist.” (source)

Pretty fascinating, isn’t it? Swann went on to write about the Moon, and other strange factors that are associated with space that we have yet to become aware of.  You can access those books here.

The shutdown of the program was fishy. According to Ingo, human telepathy came into play and that’s when the men in suits walked in and shut the program down.

Below is one of many talks given by Russell Targ talking about the program more.

Related CE Article: CIA Document Confirms Reality of Humans With Special Abilities Able To Do Impossible Things


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Nearly 80 undocumented immigrants found crammed in truck near US-Mexico border

Immigration authorities have found nearly 80 people crammed into the back of a truck trying to enter the US without proper documents.

The truck was travelling on highway in Laredo, Texas, near the US-Mexico border when the driver was pulled over. He was later arrested.

He was questioned about his immigration status and though he is a US citizen, the truck was subjected to a secondary search and 76 people from Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala were found huddled inside.

At least 13 were found to be unaccompanied children.

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said all the people found in the trailer were in “good health”.

CBP did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Laredo Sector Assistant Chief Patrol Agent Gabriel Acosta said in a CBP news release: “These criminal organisations view these individuals as mere commodities without regard for their safety. The blatant disregard for human life will not be tolerated.”

“We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to disrupt and dismantle these organisations and prosecute those responsible,” Mr Acosta said.

Transporting people across the border in trailer trucks has become a dangerous practice.

In July, ten undocumented immigrants died from overheating while trapped in a trailer in San Antonio, Texas.

The air conditioning and ventilation systems had broken leaving dozens more with severe brain damage and other injuries.

The driver, a US citizen from Florida, had left the vehicle in a Wal-Mart parking lot and claimed he did not there were people in the back.

Survivors, however, claimed they banged on the walls in order to get out.

The undocumented immigrants found on 26 January, including the children, will be taken to a processing and detention centres.

They have arrived at a time when border security and the fate of the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme, which allowed people brought to the US illegally as minors to stay and work, are under hot debate in Congress.

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