This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the official end to the Vietnam War, when the last U.S. combat troops left South Vietnam on March 29, 1973.
3.4 million U.S. service members were deployed to Southeast Asia during the war.
300,000 were wounded.
More than 700 were taken prisoner.
2,646 went missing in action with 1,584 still unaccounted for.
58,279 made the ultimate sacrifice.
As our nation commemorates Memorial Day this year, we take a moment to pay special tribute to all those who made that sacrifice during our nation’s longest and costliest conflict of the Cold War. And we honor all the nearly 1 million service members who have fallen throughout our nation’s history, reflecting on the high cost of those cherished American freedoms that so many take for granted.
President Ronald Reagan delivered the following oft-quoted remarks during a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, on…
On Saturday, April 15, the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) voted on a proposed change to regulations to allow wild animal exhibitors (such as roadside zoos and fairs) to sell public contact experiences with most wildlife. Unfortunately, this rule passed with a vote of 6-3.
Dissenting votes are uncommon on the PGC, and we are grateful that Commissioners Pride, Mitrick, and Schwalm declined to
support the proposed rule. We also appreciate that Commissioner Pride moved to table the vote, with support from Commissioners Mitrick and Schwalm v. Unfortunately, that motion also failed (6-3).
How disappointing it is that Pennsylvania will now move backward on this issue when public opinion and laws in other states are trending in the opposite direction.
This new rule places both the public and animals at risk.
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If you do not already know, please make a mental note of this: many cosmetics and personal care products contain toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). They are used as ingredients that can make makeup and personal care products waterproof (such as mascara), long-lasting, and help them spread smoothly across skin. PFAS chemicals are toxic and according to a new soon-to-be-published study, users of cosmetics and personal care products are exposing themselves to these toxins that are linked with some serious health consequences and may remain in their bodies forever.
Researchers measured PFAS in cosmetics and personal care products purchased in Canada. Products included bronzers, concealers, foundations, shaving creams, sunscreens and moisturizers.
PFAS were extracted from each product and measured using mass spectrometry instrumentation. These instruments identify individual PFAS present in the products, at high milligram amounts or down to…
(Peter St Onge, Ph.D) The Federal Reserve has been gas lighting the American people for two years now on inflation in the economy. At this point the happy talk is hitting reality with the latest Empire State manufacturing survey, a bellwether for conditions across the country showing its biggest plunge ever, second only to the month they literally shut down the economy for COVID-19. Economists had expected a minus five on the survey. A minus means the economy is contracting. The actual number was minus 31.
A couple of years ago we published a warning from a chemical scientist about the penchant the U.S. and other countries had developed for disinfectant wipes. The obsession to routinely wipe every surface clean with the wipes stemmed from the COVID pandemic. But the catch was (and scientists knew this at the time) those wipes did nothing to protect people from COVID. But what those disinfectant wipes were doing was exposing millions and millions of people to a dangerous chemical group – quaternary ammonium compounds, also known as QACs, or “quats”. Quats are common components in popular disinfectant wipes and sprays, especially those that claim to “kill 99.9% of germs”.
Researchers conducted an extensive scientific review of the fast-growing body of quat studies that point to several main issues: the chemicals are linked to serious health problems, they contribute to antimicrobial resistance, they pollute the environment and…
This open border disaster is not a “Johnny-come-lately” story. It is a plan that was created many decades ago by leftist radicals intent on destroying America.
I should know. I was there. I am a witness.
I am a blue collar S.O.B. (son of a butcher) from the wrong side of the tracks- a poor majority-black town on the Bronx borderline. I attended almost all black middle school and high school in Mt Vernon, New York. After I graduated Valedictorian, I was accepted at prestigious Ivy League Columbia University.
(Rense News) CA, OR and OH Bills would allow homeless invaders to camp on all private property. Think of your own front and back yards, use of your bathroom, kitchen and utilities – Oppose them and be jailed.
Imagine a young woman named Jane who recently adopted a vegan lifestyle after learning about factory farming in college. She discusses animal welfare and begins attending protests.
For most, Jane’s experiences sound remarkably benign.
But for the Department of Homeland Security, the young woman is following a “path of potential radicalization,” according to new documents released through a public records request.
The scenario was one of several depicted in a violence prevention workshop from the DHS Office for Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention, a division of the agency that works to counter domestic terrorism.
Jane’s supposed path towards violence — as featured in the DHS workshop — is composed of little more than everyday experiences that many Americans take as they embrace activism…
Laboratory tests of 18 popular kinds of soft contact lenses have uncovered they contain extremely high levels of organic fluorine, a marker of certain toxic PFAS “Forever chemicals” that can lead to cancer, liver disease and autoimmune diseases .*
The study was conducted at a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-certified laboratory and tested 18 popular kinds of contact lenses**. The results: the data revealed extremely high levels of organic fluorine, a marker of PFAS, in every kind of contact lens tested.
During the lab testing, which was commissioned by Mamavation and Environmental Health News public health blogs, researchers found that all of the tested contact lenses exceeded 100 parts per million (ppm) of organic fluorine, which is equivalent to 100 million ppt, or 50,000 times more than the highest level deemed safe in drinking water by the EPA. One North Carolina State University researcher and scientific…
We have published numerous scientific studies linking the nanoparticle ‘titanium dioxide’ to a host of serious health outcomes*–including digestive problems like IBD, colitis and colon cancer. Now, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it has filed a color additive petition (CAP 3C0325) that asks the FDA to revoke the use of titanium dioxide in food (21 CFR 73.575).
The organizations that are petitioning the FDA to revoke the use of titanium dioxide in food assert that the intended use of this color additive no longer meets the safety standard under 21 CFR 70.3(i), and cite, as evidence, a safety opinion by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). (See our article: Food Dye Titanium Dioxide Declared Unsafe by Europe).
ACTION NEEDED: The FDA is currently seeking comments, additional scientific data, and other information related to the safety of titanium dioxide…
LAST DAY. Comment at link. Today’s the last day which usually means until 1159 Eastern “Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance: Sex-Related Eligibility Criteria for Male and Female Athletic Teams Posted by the Department of Education on Apr 12, 2023. Read Proposed Rule Docket and Comment here: https://www.regulations.gov/document/ED-2022-OCR-0143-0001 If the link doesn’t work then try another device… probably a smaller one such as your phone. The website appears too slow to load on a larger device for some people.
We have published myriad of scientific studies linking nanoparticles like titanium dioxide * to serious harm to the digestive system, including IBD, colitis and colon cancer. (See: Serious Digestive Problems Linked to Food Additive Titanium Dioxide.) Now, a new study examined the health effects of five such nanoparticle food additives. The results revealed that two commonly used food additives known as metal oxide nanoparticles–in particular, titanium dioxide and silicone dioxide-–can have negative effects on your gut health.
What are these nanoparticles used for by food manufacturers? Titanium dioxide tends to show up as a whitening and brightening agent. Silicon dioxide tends to be added to foods to prevent it from clumping. Iron oxide tends to be added to meats to keep that red color. And zinc oxide can be used as a preservative because it is an antimicrobial.
To most, putting Washington and Trump together might seem an odd pairing. Let’s consider, though, why these two great Americans belong together.
From 1776, when our Declaration of Independence was signed, until the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1783, George Washington led our colonial army against the greatest military force in the world. Thelast major battle of the Revolutionary Warwas the Battle of Yorktown, fought in September and October 1781. Throughout this period, Washington held our meager fighting forces together through revolts and mutinies as our soldiers suffered many deprivations from inadequate food and clothing to lack of pay.
After the great Yorktown victory, which the French aided, there were small-scale skirmishes until the signing of the peace treaty in Paris. In March 1783, just after the Paris Peace Treaty had…
A new study has found that some commonly consumed beverages contained levels of toxic metals that exceed federal drinking water standards. In fact, five of the 60 beverages tested contained levels of a toxic metal above federal drinking water standards. Two mixed juices had levels of arsenic above the 10 microgram/liter standard. A cranberry juice, a mixed carrot and fruit juice and an oat milk each had levels of cadmium exceeding the 3 parts per billion standard.
The sampled beverages, which included those commonly found in grocery stores – single and mixed fruit juices, plant-based milks, sodas, and teas – were measured for 25 different toxic metals and trace elements. Mixed-fruit juices and plant-based milks (such as oat and almond) contained elevated concentrations of toxic metals more often than other drinks.
What heavy metals were found in popular drinks?
Seven of the 25 elements exceeded drinking water standards in…
Illegal aliens cross open southern border under Joe Biden’s open border plan. Bill Melugin video screengrab
In late April, Republican Congressman Andy Biggs, told Steve Bannon and The War Room he just got off a conference call with certain executives in big border counties in Arizona. The county leaders told him they had just had a briefing by Border Patrol who said along the Southern border of the United States and there’s700,000 to a million illegal aliensprepared, when Title 42 comes off, to storm the border.
Title 42ends on Wednesday, May 10. US border states are preparing for a massive invasion into the United States. This is Joe Biden’s plan.
Now border patrol agents are irate after the Biden regime tipped off dangerous illegal invaders what entry points to avoid.
FOX News reporter Bill Melugin reported in a series of tweets.
If you have been following the whole “Forever-Chemicals-Everywhere” developments you know that many US residents are at risk from toxic PFAS chemicals* in their drinking water. (See US map of PFAS contamination in drinking water here.) Now, however, a solution appears to be on the horizon. Scientists in Canada** have developed a filter that can eliminate the vast majority (99%) of PFAS contamination from drinking water.
“Think Brita filter, but a thousand times better.” -Dr. Madjid Mohseni, lead researcher and engineering professor, University of British Columbia
How does the new filter work?
To rid water of forever chemicals, the research team created an adsorbing material capable of trapping and holding all the PFAS present in the water supply. (Adsorbing means to gather a gas, liquid, or dissolved substance on a surface in a condensed layer. An example is charcoal which adsorbs gases.) The PFAS toxins are…
Francisco Oropesa was found under laundry in a closet – probably at his sister’s house, since his sister lives in Conroe. He seems to be a member of the Barrio Azteca gang, based on his Aztec tattoo.
“FBI Houston @FBIHouston #BREAKING San Jacinto County Sheriff Greg Capers and @FBIHouston announce that Francisco Oropesa has been CAPTURED. He was arrested this evening at around 6:45 p.m. at a home in Conroe, TX, after the #FBI received an anonymous tip with his location. #ClevelandTXshooting” https://twitter.com/FBIHouston/status/1653581575865397254
The San Jacinto County Texas Sheriff’s Office, headed by Sheriff Capers, should be investigated by the FBI. The Sheriff’s Office knew for months, and maybe years, that Francisco Oropeso was violent. The Sheriff’s Office knew that he shot off his gun near homes; abused his wife. He had a DWI arrest in the neighboring county, and was subsequently deported. The Sheriff’s Department should have had…
Weak JOLTS?, Poor factory orders, hot EU inflation, surprise RBA rate-hike, a sudden realization of the urgency and seriousness of the debt ceiling debacle, Europe back from vacation, or just pre-FOMC jitters?
Or was it this!?
As a reminder, the Fed NOW has next week's dire SLOOS report in hand
Excessive amounts of plastics and the chemicals associated with them are making their way into our bodies – primarily by transference from food packaging into the food we eat, but also in the form of microplastics. All together, we humans eat an estimated 44lbs of plastic over the course of our lifetimes.
The chemicals in these plastics have been shown to be quite dangerous for human health. We have published numerous pieces over the past decade and a half on the scientific link between the estrogen-based chemical bisphenol-A, commonly known as BPA, lining food cans and drink bottles and a host of serious health complications, including weight gain/obesity. BPA, along with a host of other chemicals found in our food, have been labeled “obesogens” by scientists, because these chemicals have been determined to be endocrine disruptors–chemicals that alter our hormonal systems and trigger weight gain.
As can be seen on the map, Uman, Ukraine, is 200 to 300 miles from Russia. The US State of Alaska is less than 60 miles from mainland Russia. 300 miles is 482 km.
Ukraine intercepted 21 of 23 Russian cruise missiles. Nonetheless, in Uman, alone, at least 23 people died. Others died in Dnipro. Air defense is saving lives. Without air defense deaths could be in the 100s of people. “Ukraine’s Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko reported from the scene that the occupiers had hit a house in Uman with a Kh-101 missile. This resulted in the collapse of an entire stairwell of a building where 109 people were living or registered. Twenty-seven apartments were completely destroyed. Thirty-three cars were burnt to the ground or damaged. Emergency rescuers are doing their best to clear the rubble as soon as possible.” See: “Death toll in Uman rises to…
The Biden Administration failed to use Anti-Trust law (or CFIUS) to challenge the take-over/merger of Dole by Ireland’s Total Produce. And, so, global headquarters of Dole moved from Charlotte North Carolina to Ireland. Less than two years later, Total just announced that it’s selling the Dole fresh vegetables division to a Brazilian owned company, Chiquita. Chiquita is owned by the Safra…
A recent study by a researcher out of Brown University found that the exploding rates of transgender young people is being driven in part by social factors. In particular, coming out as transgender gives young people instant popularity, and everyone around them feels obligated to affirm them and agree with them. Or else. What’s missing? What’s missing is any sort of warning about the dangers of transgenderism.
The Daily Wire reports on a new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
A new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics found an alarming number of teens who identify as transgender or nonbinary have attempted suicide at least once, showcasing the dangers of the transgender movement. More than half of all female-to-male transgender teens, for example, have attempted to end their lives.
Researchers behind the study used data collected from more than 600 teens over a 36-month period, June 2012…
🚨#UPDATE Aerial footage shows multiple train cars have derailed off it’s tracks. Officials say two containers went into the Mississippi River as neither contained hazardous materials. Some of the containers derailed on shore contained paint and lithium-ion batteries crews pic.twitter.com/1QTG218qVV
On April 7, Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) was publicly confirmed as the cause of mortality for three California condors found in northern Arizona
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service reports as of April 17, 2023, 20 condors have died in the Arizona-Utah flock; HPAI has been confirmed for 10 of those condors. Eight birds were captured and brought in for supportive care. Four of those condors died shortly thereafter and are included in the total of 20 deceased birds. Four condors are still receiving supportive care and have shown improvement.
To date, the virus has not been detected in the other condor populations in California or Baja California, Mexico.
Tupperware, a 77-year-old American company known for its revolutionary air-tight food storage containers, has become so synonymous with the product that many people use its brand name to refer to any plastic container.
However, the company is facing challenges with rising debts and declining sales, which could lead to its bankruptcy without a significant investment.
Despite its efforts to modernize its product line and appeal to younger audiences, Tupperware has been unable to halt the decline in sales.
The company’s use of self-employed salespeople who primarily sell from their own homes, which was once a cornerstone of its business model, has been falling out of favor for some time and was discontinued in the UK in 2003.
Company executives have acknowledged that without new funding, the brand that has become part of everyday language may disappear from the market.
“We use it (Tupperware) as a noun, which is quite unusual for a brand,” said Catherine Shuttleworth, founder of retail analysis firm Savvy Marketing.
“I think a lot of younger people will be surprised it is a brand in itself.”
While Tupperware was a “miracle product” when first sold decades ago, Ms Shuttleworth added, the market has been flooded by companies offering cheaper alternatives in recent years.
The Covid-19 pandemic led to a resurgence in Tupperware’s sales as more people took up cooking and baking at home, which temporarily reversed the sharp decline in the company’s share price.
However, sales have once again dropped because of the firm’s lack of innovation over the past two decades, causing it to fall behind its competitors.
This is a significant departure from its early years, when the inventor Earl Tupper founded the company in 1946, and its public face was Brownie Wise. Tupper’s innovative product, which used new plastics to keep food fresh for longer, was a breakthrough at a time when refrigerators were expensive.
However, it was not selling until Wise came along and started organizing events to directly meet with the target customers of the company: housewives and mothers.
These gatherings were as much about socializing as they were about business, and her innovative style and impressive sales figures caught Tupper’s attention, leading to her promotion to an executive level when women were largely excluded from the boardroom.
The impact of Wise and Tupperware is still debated by scholars, but many believe they played a crucial role in bringing women into the workforce in post-war America and provided a source of income for women worldwide.
One of them is Alison Clarke, professor of design history and theory at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, and author of Tupperware: The Promise of Plastic in 1950s America.
“I think its legacy is the way in which it has provided a source of employment to women who don’t always have access to flexible labour,” she told the BBC.
“At the time it was first being sold at parties in the US, lots of women were isolated in new post-war suburban towns away from their families.
“The Tupperware parties glamourised dull housework, and you could only buy it if you knew someone who sold it, so it was exclusive, and social, and about relationships with other women.
“I started off thinking it was an exploitative capitalist conspiracy against women, and then I met all of these women who had a fantastic life because of it and saw how it was empowering for them.”
While the company has always been woman-led on the ground, that has not necessarily been the case in the boardroom – and Prof Clarke says it has struggled to tell its own positive story, or keep up with the times.
“It was a brilliantly designed product that was made magical by the way it was sold,” she added, “but in this digital world, that face-to-face model is no longer as relevant”.
Neil Saunders, who is the Managing Director of Retail at GlobalData consultancy, shares the analysis that Tupperware has not adapted to changing times in terms of its products and distribution.
He pointed out that the method of direct selling through Tupperware parties is no longer connecting with younger or older customers.
Additionally, younger consumers have adopted more eco-friendly products, such as beeswax paper, to keep their food fresh.
According to Richard Hyman, another retail analyst, the fundamental principles of Tupperware’s products are easy to replicate, and given the intense competition, the company has had a successful run. To diversify its strategy, the company has taken some steps, such as selling its products at retail chains like Target in the US and expanding its range to include other cooking items.
Mr. Saunders added that if Tupperware had implemented more substantial changes ten years ago, the company would be in a different position now.
However, there is no time for Tupperware’s executives to speculate on what could have been. The firm requires an immediate infusion of funds, or else it could face bankruptcy.
With a well-known brand name, there is a possibility that a retail giant like Walmart or even Amazon may take over Tupperware, according to Mr. Saunders.
On Monday, Tupperware’s shares plummeted, and while they rebounded slightly on Tuesday, there is growing concern that without significant financial support, Tupperware’s party lights may be switched off permanently.
Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., reacts to the IRS whistleblower accusing the Biden administration of mishandling the Hunter Biden probe and Democrats’ push to replace Sen. Dianne Feinstein. #foxbusiness ]
A mystifying swirl of light recently appeared in the night sky above Alaska, briefly outshining a vibrant auroral display. The bizarre spiral appeared above Alaska on April 15. An ethereal whirlpool of light recently appeared in the night sky above Alaska, briefly stealing the limelight from a strong auroral display. But the bizarre, spiral-shaped object had nothing to do with the dancing polar lights.
Instead, the luminous vortex was just the latest example of what astronomers have nicknamed “SpaceX spirals,” which are becoming an increasingly common sight for stargazers across the globe. These spirals form when rocket fuel, which is ejected from the fast-spinning upper stages of Falcon 9 rockets, gets frozen in space. These frozen swirls then reflect sunlight back towards Earth, which makes them visible to stunned onlookers on the ground.
There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true. —Soren Kierkegaard. "...truth is true even if nobody believes it, and falsehood is false even if everybody believes it. That is why truth does not yield to opinion, fashion, numbers, office, or sincerity--it is simply true and that is the end of it" - Os Guinness, Time for Truth, pg.39. “He that takes truth for his guide, and duty for his end, may safely trust to God’s providence to lead him aright.” - Blaise Pascal. "There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily" – George Washington letter to Edmund Randolph — 1795. We live in a “post-truth” world. According to the dictionary, “post-truth” means, “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.” Simply put, we now live in a culture that seems to value experience and emotion more than truth. Truth will never go away no matter how hard one might wish. Going beyond the MSM idealogical opinion/bias and their low information tabloid reality show news with a distractional superficial focus on entertainment, sensationalism, emotionalism and activist reporting – this blogs goal is to, in some small way, put a plug in the broken dam of truth and save as many as possible from the consequences—temporal and eternal. "The further a society drifts from truth, the more it will hate those who speak it." – George Orwell “There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.” ― Soren Kierkegaard
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