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Aug 13

BP, EPA Spar Over Government Contract Suspension

WASHINGTON -- BP, the oil giant whose exploding well dumped more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, has sued the Environmental Protection Agency, challenging the government's temporary ban on BP obtaining new U.S. leases or government contracts.

via BP, EPA Spar Over Government Contract Suspension.

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Aug 13

Could marijuana be GOOD for mental health? Breakthrough study claims the drug could be used to help treat depression | Mail Online

THC was administered to one group while another was given a placebo.

The men were then asked to mimic images of facial expressions either 'happy' or 'fearful'.

According to the study, people who had THC in their bloodstream were less accurate in matching the fearful facial expressions.

However, they were able to perfectly copy those that looked happy.

The results were confirmed by MRI scans of the men’s brains that revealed a beneficial effect of THC on emotion-processing cerebral regions.

'THC administration reduces the negative bias in emotional processing,' said the report.

via Could marijuana be GOOD for mental health? Breakthrough study claims the drug could be used to help treat depression | Mail Online.

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Aug 13

Data from U.S. survey casts doubt on U.S. classification of psychedelics as ‘dangerous’ | The Raw Story

Data from a government-sponsored survey indicates that psychedelic drugs like LSD, magic mushrooms, and peyote do not increase a person’s risk of developing mental health problems.

“Everything has some potential for negative effects, but psychedelic use is overall considered to pose a very low risk to the individual and to society,” clinical psychologist Pål-Ørjan Johansen of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology said. “Psychedelics can elicit temporary feelings of anxiety and confusion, but accidents leading to serious injury are extremely rare.”

The study, published online Tuesday in PLoS One, used data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health survey to investigate psychedelic drug use and mental health problems. The survey is administered annually by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The researchers found psychedelic use was not associated with a higher rate of mental health problems. In fact, the use of psychedelic drugs appeared to reduce the risk of mental illness, though only slightly.

“Early speculation that psychedelics might lead to mental health problems was based on a small number of case reports and did not take into account either the widespread use of psychedelics or the not infrequent rate of mental health problems in the general population,” researcher Teri Krebs added.

via Data from U.S. survey casts doubt on U.S. classification of psychedelics as ‘dangerous’ | The Raw Story.

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Aug 13

WHO Charged with Pushing Vaccines that Harm Children | OMSJ

A leading Indian  journal of medical ethics has charged the World Health Organization (WHO) with promoting a vaccine whose use has been discontinued in some countries  following adverse reactions and deaths in children.
http://www.omsj.org/corruption/penta22jul

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Aug 13

USA TODAY

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is looking to hire university students to post pro-Israel messages on social media networks — without needing to identify themselves as government-linked, officials said Wednesday.

http://m.usatoday.com/article/news/2651715

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Aug 13

Bill Gates, Monsanto, Chemtrails & Vaccines – The Critical Tie Points | The Liberty Beacon

The video contained in this article has many eye opening points and facts concerning Monsanto, GMO’s, Vaccines, Chemtrails, Bill Gates and their connections. Many of us who are aware know or suspect there is a connection (the big picture) but lack the tie points. This video provides some vital tie points and the possible motive! This video is not extremely detailed but does give references you can research (so be prepared to hit the ‘pause’ button). We have and it scares the hell out of us, but you judge for yourself …

via Bill Gates, Monsanto, Chemtrails & Vaccines – The Critical Tie Points | The Liberty Beacon.