The lie is over now.
The truth is out.

Its time to wake up and accept the fact that the people on the top, don’t have your best interest in mind. All they ever wanted, want and will want is money over your and your children’s dead body. Its Eugenics. Nothing new.

Wake up and Care and Share before too late.

China Abandons One-Child Policy

Today, China abandoned its 35 year-old one-child policy. 

Based on the now debunked threat of overpopulation that was popularized by Stanford University scholar Paul Ehrlich, the communist government subjected the Chinese people to forced sterilizations and abortions. Many new-born babies were either killed or left to die. 

Today, the Chinese population suffers from a dangerous gender imbalance that favors boys over girls at a ratio of 117:100, and a demographic implosion that threatens future economic growth and prosperity. 

The one-child policy is a reminder of what happens when governments are allowed to interfere in deeply personal decisions of individual citizens and their families.

I’m literally going to punch a wall.

This needs to stop.

Stop making horrible events into vehicles for your bitching. 7 people died. 7 human beingswere murdered. Do you understand what that means. 7 people are no longer alive, due to a mentally ill young man. They aren’t making excuses. This person was an already diagnosed “high-functioning patient with Asperger syndrome and had trouble making friends.” (x)

This isn’t an act of violence against women. This was an act of violence against people. They haven’t even released the identities of the victims, but I HIGHLY doubt they were only women. It was a mass shooting. He wasn’t looking for one victim. It was an expression of anger.

This isn’t about whether he was white or not. It was about the number of people and his motive. If a person of color flies a fucking plane into a building and kills thousands of people with the intent to incite terror in the masses, then yes, they are labeled a terrorist, because that’s what terrorists do. Until that day, most people considered “terrorists” were white environmental activists who bombed cars and burned buildings. (x) If a single person kills another single person, it is called murder. There are always motives that are needed to persecute for degrees of murder. Mental health issues are a common motive, but not just for white men. There’s a reason for this though: THEY ARE FUCKING MENTALLY UNSTABLE. THEY MURDER PEOPLE AND THINK IT IS OKAY. THAT IS NOT ABLEISM, THAT IS FACT. THIS IS NOT ABOUT YOUR FUCKING POLITICAL VIEWS, YOUR OPINIONS ON OPPRESSION, OR RACISM. THIS IS ABOUT 7 PEOPLE WHO ARE NOW DEAD BECAUSE SOMEBODY SHOT THEM. 



Tonight, political attacks on Planned Parenthood went a step further, in the form of a domestic terrorist attack on the United States. 6 hours ago, a gunman carried out a shooting at the Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Following the shooting, a 5 hour siege commenced. The gunman has now been taken into custody alive. No information has been released on the identity of the shooter, but witnesses say he was a white male. At least 11 people have been transported from the scene of the shooting with injuries, including 5 police officers from various agencies. There are reports of at least one officer being fatally wounded, but this has yet to be confirmed by any credible sources. There are also reports that there could be other injuries or fatalities inside the building that have yet to be discovered due to several suspicious items the shooter placed inside the building. The scene has not been cleared yet and is still considered active. New York City has stepped up security at Planned Parenthood locations around the city as a precaution, although no threats or plots have been discovered.

Planned Parenthood is a non-profit organization that provides reproductive health services and sexual education. Recently, a fresh round of protests and political attacks have aimed to defund the organization over abortion services.


Heroin is now a major public health crisis

Harm Reduction Coalition Calls for Urgent Federal Action

CDC today released new figures showing a dramatic rise in heroin use and overdose deaths. Over the past decade, rates of heroin use increased by over 60%, while heroin overdose deaths nearly quadrupled, climbing by a staggering 286%. In 2013 alone, over 8,200 people died from a heroin overdose.

These trends affect people from all walks of life and all corners of society. Heroin use rates doubled in women and in young people aged 18-25. Heroin use also increased across all income levels.

“Heroin is now a major public health crisis,” said Daniel Raymond, Policy Director of the Harm Reduction Coalition. “In light of these figures, we call upon Congress and the federal government to provide emergency funding and support to states and communities at the forefront of this epidemic.”

Under Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell’s Opioid Initiative, the Administration requested an additional $99 million for efforts to address the prescription opioid and heroin crisis, including funding for overdose prevention and drug treatment. Neither of the proposed spending bills from the House of Representatives nor the Senate would fully fund this request.

“Congress must invest additional resources in overdose prevention and treatment,” said Daniel Raymond. “In an emergency, we need swift action to stop the dying and help the suffering. While Congress finalizes the spending bills, Secretary Burwell should make emergency funds available to states struggling under the burden of the heroin crisis.”

Last month CDC published a report authored by Harm Reduction Coalition and colleagues on community-based programs working to expand access to naloxone, an opioid overdose reversal medication. In 2013, community programs reported training nearly 38,000 laypersons on overdose reversal, distributing over 140,000 naloxone vials, and receiving reports of over 8,000 successful overdose reversals.

“Community-led overdose education and naloxone distribution must be sustained and scaled up rapidly, and we can’t do that without additional federal support,” stated Daniel Raymond. “We know from last year’s Ebola response that in the midst of a grave public health threat, Congress and the Administration can work together to provide emergency funding. We need to harness that leadership and commitment to the very real and present danger of heroin overdose.”

The new CDC heroin figures also call attention to the risk of new hepatitis C and HIV infections from injection. “New hepatitis C infections rose nationally by 150% between 2010 and 2013,” said Daniel Raymond. “States and communities struggling with heroin use should implement syringe exchange programs to prevent disease and support linkage to drug treatment and health care.”

Harm Reduction Coalition supports a comprehensive response to the prescription opioid and heroin crisis, including overdose prevention, expanding access to medication-assisted treatment, ending stigma towards addiction, preventing new infections, and strong public health-driven leadership.
BREAKING: Dr. Sheik Umar Khan, who's led Ebola fight in Sierra Leone, dies after contracting the virus, reports @BBCWorld

A major West African airline has stopped flying to Liberia and Sierra Leone amid growing concern about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

Asky said it took the decision to keep “its passengers and staff safe during this unsettling time”.

The number of people killed by the virus in West Africa has now reached 672, according to new UN figures.

In Sierra Leone, the doctor who led the fight against Ebola, Sheik Umar Khan, has died of the disease.

Government officials hailed Dr Khan, 39, as a “national hero”.

The government disclosed last week that he was being treated for Ebola and had been quarantined.

His death follows that of prominent Liberian doctor Samuel Brisbane at the weekend.

Police deployed

Ebola kills up to 90% of those infected, but patients have a better chance of survival if they receive early treatment.

It spreads through contact with an infected person’s bodily fluids.

The outbreak - the world’s deadliest to date - was first reported in Guinea in February. It then spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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Liberia tied Independence Day celebrations on 26 July to efforts to create more awareness around Ebola
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Greater emphasis is being placed on hygiene in an effort to contain the virus
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People have also been urged to wear protective gloves

Asky is the second airline, after Nigeria’s largest airline, Arik Air, to ban flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone.

It had not halted flights to Guinea, but passengers departing from there would be “screened for signs of the virus”, Asky said.

Last week, Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, reported its first case - that of Liberian finance ministry official Patrick Sawyer who flew to the main city, Lagos, in an Asky flight.

Liberia has deployed police officers at the international airport in the capital, Monrovia, to ensure passengers are screened for symptoms of Ebola.

Football ban

“We have a presence of the police at the airport to enforce what we’re doing,” said Binyah Kesselly, chairman of the Liberia Airport Authority.

“So if you have a flight and you are not complying with the rules, we will not allow you to board.”

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Ebola since 1976

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Most border crossings in Liberia have been closed to contain the outbreak and affected communities are being quarantined.

Liberia has also suspended all football activities in an effort to control the spread of Ebola.

“Football being a contact sport - people are sweating - they do contact each other, and that could result in contracting the disease,” the president of its football association, Musa Hassan Bility, told the BBC.

“It also has to do with the fans because whenever there is a game, a lot of people come together and we want to discourage gathering at this point,” he said.

The association had also told football governing body Fifa to cancel trips to Liberia scheduled for August and September because “we do not want the life of the Fifa president [Sepp Blatter] to be exposed to this disease”, Mr Bility said.

In a statement, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) said that 1,201 Ebola cases had been reported in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Of the 672 deaths, the highest number was in Guinea with 319, followed by Liberia with 249 and Sierra Leone with 224, it said.

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Ebola explained in 60 seconds

The BBC’s Jonathan Paye Layleh in Monrovia says that public awareness campaigns around Ebola have been stepped up in the city.

Many people are worried about the outbreak, and fewer people are going to restaurants and entertainment centres, he says.

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Ebola virus disease (EVD)

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  • Symptoms include high fever, bleeding and central nervous system damage
  • Fatality rate can reach 90%
  • Incubation period is two to 21 days
  • There is no vaccine or cure
  • Supportive care such as rehydrating patients who have diarrhoea and vomiting can help recovery
  • Fruit bats are considered to be virus’ natural host

Dr. Trump breaks bad post-op news in an outstanding, really outstanding way. Everybody says they love the way Dr. Trump doctors. Except losers.

(Sad to say, I’ve known a few docs with bedside manner this awful…) 

MERS Virus Infects Another in the U.S.
May 17, 2014 // CDC, via ABC News
The deadly MERS-CoV virus has spread to a third U.S. citizen and officials believe the man was infected while in the U.S.

Officials from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control believe an Illinois man likely contracted the disease from an Indiana man, who became infected with the disease while working as a health care worker in Saudi Arabia. CDC officials said the two men met for two business meetings in Illinois before the original patient was found to be infected with MERS Co-V. According to the CDC, the Illinois man had very mild symptoms that resembled cold or allergy symptoms and did not seek medical treatment

EIICHIRO ODA HOSPITALIZED - One Piece Manga to be on Break

Shonen Jump earlier today announced that One Piece would be on a break in WSJ Issue #28 as well as Issue #29, after the WSJ issue #27 goes on sale containing One Piece Chapter 749, One Piece will be missing for two weeks. There were speculations over the reason of the break, but it was confirmed by Chinese Scanlator Ishuhui that Eiichiro Oda has been hospitalized

​Translation: ‘Oda-sensei, after you finished drawing ch.749, you can have two-week rest in hospital, take care of yourself.’ ​(x

Well darn! Let’s all wish Oda a speedy recovery, and keep in mind that it’s best that One Piece takes a break so that Oda can get his health back than it is for the man to work himself into an early grave!

BREAKING: Ebola has now killed more than 800 people. Second Ebola patient expected to arrive in the U.S. on Tuesday.

This picture was taken on the 11th of March 2015, and shows a woman at the grave of her brother, sobbing as she mourns his death. He is buried at the National Cemetery in Disco Hill, Liberia… A cemetery created for those killed by Ebola.

The truth is, before Ebola came to the United States, no one cared. No one outside of West Africa was concerned, no news companies wrote headlines telling the stories of the thousands of dead in Africa, no one demanded better health services and aid to the effected regions, no politicians stood up yelling for immediate action… but as soon as a few cases popped up here, it was panic time. Everyone was suddenly concerned about catching Ebola even though the possibility of catching Ebola in the United States without having come in direct contact with the patient was ZERO PERCENT, not to mention the fact that Ebola patients in the United States received the best possible healthcare (Shocking for a country without universal healthcare right?). But for weeks, that is all anyone could talk about. We were afraid, we were concerned, we felt like we understood the people of West Africa, we thought we knew what it was like… But that was just our imagination because in all reality, we were in no danger. And as fast as it came, it soon faded from the headlines. It was back to the regularly scheduled overhyping of other situations for CNN and FOX. But Ebola is still going in West Africa. The death toll is still rising. As of March 11th, 10,000 people were dead in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. While the number of new cases has dropped off, there is still a crisis to be handled and we cannot ignore the people of Africa.

Our country and our people have a trend of being self important professional victims, we only care when we can make it about us… But let’s change that starting now. Let’s help West Africa, let’s help Syria, let’s help Iraq, let’s help Mexico, let’s help Palestine, let’s help Nigeria, let’s help the world not because we can benefit, not because we are the victims, not for recognition or praise, but because that is what human beings do. Take interest in the world, learn how you can help. Fight apathy!
BREAKING: Researchers Successfully Eliminate HIV Virus From Human Cells | Instinct

A team of researchers at the Temple University School of Medicine led by Dr. Kamel Khalili and Dr. Wenhui Hu, have successfully designed a way to “snip” HIV-1 genes from human cells, leaving the cells completely HIV free! 

From the Temple University School of Medicine:

In a study published July 21 by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Khalili and colleagues detail how they created molecular tools to delete the HIV-1 proviral DNA. When deployed, a combination of a DNA-snipping enzyme called a nuclease and a targeting strand of RNA called a guide RNA (gRNA) hunt down the viral genome and excise the HIV-1 DNA. From there, the cell’s gene repair machinery takes over, soldering the loose ends of the genome back together – resulting in virus-free cells.

“Since HIV-1 is never cleared by the immune system, removal of the virus is required in order to cure the disease,” said Dr. Khalili, whose research focuses on the neuropathogenesis of viral infections. The same technique could theoretically be used against a variety of viruses, he said.

The research shows that these molecular tools also hold promise as a therapeutic vaccine; cells armed with the nuclease-RNA combination proved impervious to HIV infection.

Dr. Khalili went on to explain the challenges that remain:

The HIV-1 eradication approach faces several significant challenges before the technique is ready for patients, Dr. Khalili said. The researchers must devise a method to deliver the therapeutic agent to every single infected cell. Finally, because HIV-1 is prone to mutations, treatment may need to be individualized for each patient’s unique viral sequences.

“We are working on a number of strategies so we can take the construct into preclinical studies,” Dr. Khalili said. “We want to eradicate every single copy of HIV-1 from the patient. That will cure AIDS. I think this technology is the way we can do it.”

Exciting progress!

Hopefully Dr. Khalili and Dr. Hu will have the appropriate resources to continue making the breakthroughs that can lead to a cure for HIV and AIDS! 

(H/T: Towleroad)
BREAKING: The Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History Just Took a Terrifying Turn

The consequences could prove devastating.

Bad news, world: The deadliest Ebola outbreak in history just became your personal problem.

Reports now say that on July 24, a Liberian man named Patrick Sawyer tested positive for the lethal virus — in the mega city of Lagos, Nigeria.

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This is a major development. Until Sawyer’s death, the 660 Ebola fatalities recorded in 2014 were confined to three West African nations: Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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Now that the virus has spread to Nigeria, its global consequences could prove devastating.

A primer on Lagos: First off, it’s huge.

The largest city in Africa, this densely populated metro houses 21 million people at a concentration of 53,000 citizens per square mile. It’s also a major international hub, with at least 7.1 million passengers passing through Murtala Muhammed International Airport every year.

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According to the Nigerian Tribune, Sawyer’s was the first Ebola case ever recorded in the country. But it might not be the last: Quartz reports that — due to the city’s density and poor health infrastructure — the virus’ appearance here sharply increases its likelihood of spreading to the rest of the world.

It gets worse: When Patrick Sawyer started having symptoms, he was on the three-hour flight from the Liberian capitol of Monrovia to Lagos.

After a lengthy bout of vomiting and diarrhea, he turned himself in to Nigerian authorities for quarantine. There’s just one problem: None of the other 100 or so passengers were detained. This means up to 100 people are walking around Lagos as we speak, unwittingly hosting a virus with a 90% fatality rate.

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A frantic manhunt is currently underway to track down the remaining passengers, according toQuartz. Only in the days since have Nigerian health authorities started screening incoming travelers for Ebola.

What does the virus look like? Anyone who read The Hot Zone for biology class can tell you it’s an ugly way to die.

Ebola victims typically exhibit flu-like symptoms at first, which makes it incredibly difficult to detect. It’s often mistaken for malaria or typhoid, but from there, all hell breaks loose: Headaches, fever and stomach pain devolve into vomiting, diarrhea and bleeding from the mucous membranes, climaxing with massive boils on the skin and an eventual shutdown of the internal organs.

The virus spreads when victims “spew” blood or phlegm into the cuts or mucous membranes of its next host. You read that correctly.

Background: The battle to contain it thus far has been arduous.

Since March, doctors and aid workers have worked tirelessly to stop Ebola from spreading throughout the continent, even as it wreaked havoc throughout the region. In the four months before Sawyer, at least 1,100 people in the aforementioned nations had contracted the virus, including 100 health workers, 50 of which have died.

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But Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are largely rural, meaning the outbreak has been slightly easier to contain, according to Quartz. Nigeria is a different story altogether. And the rest of the continent, and by extension, the world, may depend on how well Lagos can keep the virus from spreading.

Source: Zak Cheney-Rice for World.Mic