June 28, 2017

Bitcoin & ether plummet as cryptocurrency market continues to cool

Following June's record rally, the world's most popular digital currencies bitcoin and ethereum continued their slide on Tuesday.

Bitcoin was trading at $2,430, having given up 20 percent since hitting nearly $3,000 two weeks ago. Read more.

RT

Related,
Bitcoin is stronger than Ethereum -- the flippening will have to wait - BetaNews

Ethereum loopt in op bitcoin: 3 grafieken - Business Insider
Ook bij cryptomunten wordt winst genomen: bitcoin en ethereum hard onderuit - Finanzen

Stofje in zonnebrandcrème kan indirect bijdragen aan ontwikkeling kanker

De naam klinkt vrolijk - er zit tenslotte 'zon' in - maar op internet staan de wildste verhalen over oxybenzon. De stof zou kankerverwekkend zijn en schadelijk voor zeedieren. Het UV-filter is een belangrijk bestanddeel in veel zonnebrandcrèmes en andere cosmetica.

,,Het is geen kankerverwekkend middel", zegt VU-hoogleraar Milieuchemie en Toxicologie Jacob de Boer meteen. Maar om het nu naar hartenlust op je huid te smeren... Lees meer.

AD

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Veel zonnebrandcrèmes beschermen onvoldoende - AD

Campagne tegen schadelijke zonnebrandmiddelen - Trouw
Veiligheid anti-zonnebrandproducten - KWF

June 27, 2017

“Salvia Divinorum, an Atypical Psychedelic"


Lecture by Peter H. Addy, Ph D | Horizons, 2014

Postdoctoral Associate, Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine “Salvia Divinorum, an Atypical Psychedelic” 

Based on my laboratory and field work with Salvia divinorum (SD) and salvinorin A (SA) over the past five years, I will provide a brief overview of the subjective and behavioral effects of SD and propose a role of the kappa opioid receptor (KOR) system in embodied consciousness.

Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics is an annual forum that examines the role of psychedelics in science, healing, culture and spirituality. Learn more at horizonsnyc.org.

Biography: Dr. Addy is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in the New Haven area. He has investigated the effects of Salvia divinorum at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Yale University School of Medicine, and the homes of indigenous healers in Mexico.

Making cuttings from Salvia Divinorum



Joe Hollis of Mountain Gardens shows an alternative way of heating a greenhouse using a wood fired hot tub, and then demonstrates how to make cuttings of Salvia Divinorum.

Mountain Gardens

Israel launches more airstrikes against Syrian Army troops in Golan Heights, 2 soldiers killed

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:45 P.M.) – The Israeli Air Force launched their third airstrike against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) earlier today, striking the latter’s positions at the Mafrazeh Al-Jisr Checkpoint in the Golan Heights.

According to a military source in the Golan Heights, this airstrike by the Israeli Air Force killed two Syrian Army soldiers and wounded three other military personnel. Read more.

AMN

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RAW: Israeli forces continue to attack SAA targets in Golan Heights (video) - RT
Syrian Army repels another horde of Israeli-backed jihadists in Quneitra countryside (video) - AMN

Israeli Army Closes Off Golan Heights Border Area Amid Flare-ups With Syria - Haaretz

Russia has destroyed 99% of its chemical weapons – supervising general

Russia only has only one percent of its chemical weapons stockpile left. The rest has been destroyed, according to the head of the country’s Federal Administration for the Safe Storage and Destruction of Chemical Weapons, Major General Valery Kapashin.

Some “99 percent of the chemical weapons stored in Russia have been destroyed,” the high-ranking official said. Read more.

RT

June 25, 2017

IDF strikes Syrian targets in response to Golan crossfire

The IDF says spillover from the Syrian civil war is treated with the utmost severity, after several projectile land on Golan.

Israel will not tolerate any violation of its security on any front, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Saturday shortly after the IDF retaliated against Syria for the firing of 10 projectiles onto the Golan Heights. Read more + video.

JPost

Related,
Two Killed in Israeli Airstrikes on Syrian Army in Golan Heights, Local Reports Say (video) - Haaretz

Israeli airstrikes on Golan Heights leave civilian casualties (video) - PressTV
Israel, Nusra target Syria’s Golan simultaneously: Army source - PressTV

- Benjamin Netanyahu warns Iran over Syria involvement after Golan exchange - JPost
Israel Has Warned Iran It Won’t Tolerate Arms Factories in Lebanon (paywall) - Haaretz

CNN deletes, retracts story linking Trump and Russia

On Thursday evening, CNN investigative reporter Thomas Frank published a potentially explosive report involving an investigation of a Russian investment fund with potential ties to several associates of President Donald Trump.

But by Friday night, the story was removed from CNN’s website and all links were scrubbed from the network’s social media accounts. Read more.

Philly

Huachuma



Mitch Schultz, director of DMT: The Spirit Molecule, invites you to join this 45 minute excursion deep into the heart of the Peruvian rainforest to experience the magic of the 3000 year old plant medicine: Huachuma.

Distilled in the lost tradition from the San Pedro cactus by the last master Huachumero, Huachuma was the sacrament that formed the foundation for pre-Incan civilization, the Chavin.

Follow Aubrey Marcus (founder of Onnit) and a group of friends in this moving meditation that reveals the true transformative power of this sacred technology.

Libyan terror suspect put in charge of guarding David Cameron on 2011 Tripoli visit

A Libyan terror suspect imprisoned in the UK was put in charge of guarding David Cameron on an official visit to Tripoli in 2011, it emerged last night.

The disclosure is potentially embarrassing for British security services who would have vetted Mr Cameron’s protection detail on the trip. Read more.

Telegraph

June 24, 2017

Qatar blockade: Arab states give Doha 10 days to cut ties with Iran & close Turkish base



The Arab states which have imposed an economic blockade on Qatar over its alleged financing of terrorism have issued a severe list of demands, which includes giving Doha 10 days to cut ties with Iran, shutting down Al Jazeera, closing a Turkish military base and paying a fine.

RT

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Qatar confirms receipt of Saudi-led bloc's demands - Al Jazeera

Arab states hand Qatar 13 demands to lift blockade - Hurriyet
Qatar issued list of demands from Gulf neighbours (video) - Al Jazeera

'Outrageous' demand to shut Al Jazeera widely condemned (video) - Al Jazeera
The Guardian: Attack on Al Jazeera must be resisted - Al Jazeera

Turkey, Iran boost Qatar support amid Saudi blockade - PressTV
Chants against Saudi Arabia as Iran marks Jerusalem Day - Hurriyet

Regional crises serve Israeli interests: Nasrallah - PressTV
- Saudi and the Brotherhood: From friends to foes - Al Jazeera

Saudi-Arabië en Egypte plaatsen Qatar voor onmogelijke opgave - Trouw
Van Al-Jazeera sluiten tot breken met Iran: aan deze voorwaarden moet Qatar voldoen - VRT

“472 civilians killed in 2 provinces in past month”



Reports from Syria say US-led coalition air strikes killed over 470 civilians in two provinces over the past month. The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says over 220 civilians, including 84 children were killed in the Daesh-held province of Dayr al-Zawr.

According to the UK-based group, 250 others, including over 50 children, also lost their lives in Raqqah province, where the battle against ISIL still continues. The group says the death toll has more than doubled compared with the previous month.

The overall civilian toll is said to stand at nearly two-thousand, some eight-hundred of them women and children. The latest report by the US-led coalition has put the number of civilians unintentionally killed at over 480 in Iraq and Syria.

PressTV

June 22, 2017

Onderzoek naar groei aantal vaccinmijders

DEN HAAG - Deskundigen gaan in opdracht van het kabinet onderzoeken waarom steeds meer mensen hun kinderen niet laten inenten.

Zij moeten zich onder andere buigen over de vraag wat de beste manier is om ongegronde angst voor vaccinaties weg te nemen,.. Lees meer.

Telegraaf

Iran preparing to publish evidence US supporting ISIS – Revolutionary Guard media adviser



Iran is preparing to publish evidence that the US is supporting Islamic State. That's according media adviser to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Commander-in-Chief Hamid Reza Moghadam Far, in an exclusive interview with RT. Read more.

RT

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ISIL a useful tool for US to destabilize Middle East: Analyst (video) - PressTV

Robert Fisk: "Zolang westerse legers aan de poort staan, zal het Midden-Oosten nooit vrede kennen"

De wereldberoemde oorlogscorrespondent Robert Fisk komt donderdag naar Gent en zal daar onder meer verklaren dat Europese en Amerikaanse militairen niets te zoeken hebben in het Midden-Oosten. “Zolang we de oncomfortabele waarheid blijven ontkennen dat er een direct verband is tussen onze Midden-Oosten-politiek en de terreuraanslagen in Europa, zal het geweld niet stoppen en zal Islamitische Staat onze samenleving blijven openbreken.”

Robert Fisk komt naar België om over het lot van de vele vluchtelingen uit het Midden-Oosten te praten – een fenomeen dat hij in zijn thuisstad Beiroet vanuit een heel ander perspectief bekijkt dan veel Europeanen. “Ik blijf me verbazen over de partijdige en hypocriete blik waarmee veel westerlingen naar vluchtelingen kijken. Want hoewel in het Midden-Oosten bijna alleen maar autocraten en dictators rondlopen, verdelen wij die regimes naar eigen goeddunken in good guys en bad guys. Lees meer.

DM

June 20, 2017

24 people killed in Yemen market in Saudi-led coalition airstrikes



RT has obtained footage of the aftermath of the Saudi-led coalition's strike in Yemen, which killed up to 24 people on Saturday, when a local market was hit.

The viewer may find the following images disturbing. Read more.

RT

June 19, 2017

US-led coalition downs Syrian army plane in southern Raqqa



One of the Syrian fighter jets has been shot down by U.S.-led forces

The Syrian government says the plane was conducting a counter-terrorist raid, when it was brought down south of Raqqa. Read more.

RT

Related,
US plane shoots down Syrian aircraft that attacked US-backed fighters - Guardian
U.S. aircraft shoots down a Syrian government jet over northern Syria, Pentagon says - Washington Post

'Conflict gets more dangerous': Russia halts co-operation with US in Syria (video) - RT

Rusland woest om neerhalen Syrische jet - Telegraaf
Rusland ziet toestellen VS-coalitie boven Syrië als 'legitiem doelwit'  - NU

Report: Israel giving secret aid to Syrian rebels

Israel has been regularly supplying Syrian rebels near its border with cash as well as food, fuel and medical supplies, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

According to the report, the IDF is in regular communication with rebel groups and its assistance includes undisclosed payments to commanders that help pay salaries of fighters and buy ammunition and weapons, according to interviews with about half a dozen Syrian fighters. Read more.

Arutz Sheva

Related,
Israel Gives Secret Aid to Syrian Rebels (paywall) - WSJ
- Report: Israel secretly giving aid to Syrian rebels - JPost

June 16, 2017

Russia, China refusing to submit to US world order: Analyst



Russia and China are threatening America's so-called international order by challenging US military and economic dominance and refusing to submit to Washington’s global policies, says political analyst Scott Bennett in California.

PressTV