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Worrying spread of mysterious polio-like illness has left more than 100 children paralyzed across America with little hope of recovery – as doctors warn of a new surge in cases

Daily Mail
By Clemence Michallon For Dailymail.com | Published: 00:58 EST, 4 October 2016 | Updated: 09:54 EST, 4 October 2016
 
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A polio-like illness that once paralyzed at least 120 children around the country in one year is on the rise again.

Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) affects the nervous system, specifically the spinal cord. Symptoms similar to that of a cold can escalate dramatically and leave most of a child’s body paralyzed in a matter of days.

Fifty people across 24 states have contracted AFM from January to August this year, the CDC reported Monday.

This increase follows a similar pattern to an AFM surge that affected at least 120 children in 2014.

Many still have not recovered fully today.

Researchers do not know what causes AFM, or what triggers weakness in the arms and legs during the disease.

AFM has several causes, which include infections by enteroviruses (polio and non-polio), the West Nile virus and viruses of the same family, and adenoviruses.
 
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Crippling bacterial infection sweeps Flint, Michigan because residents are too scared to bathe in lead-infected water and use baby wipes instead

Daily Mail
By Mia De Graaf For Dailymail.com | Published: 11:05 EST, 4 October 2016 | Updated: 15:51 EST, 4 October 2016

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Flint, Michigan, has confirmed an outbreak of a highly infectious bacterial disease – caused by residents being too scared to bathe in lead-contaminated water.

So far 53 residents in Flint have contracted shigellosis – a virus that causes bloody diarrhea, fever, and nausea. It is usually the result of poor hygiene. A total of 84 cases have been recorded in Genesee County.

It is the latest health crisis to hit the city two years after lead contaminated the water system, leaving scores of residents with potentially life-long side effects.

City health officials claim it is the direct result of residents being too scared to wash themselves with possibly contaminated water. Officials say that instead, they are washing themselves with free baby wipes handed out at rescue centers set up to provide bottled water following the 2014 lead contamination of the town’s water supply.
 
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ObamaCare rates in MN skyrocket 60% to stave off “collapse”

Hot Air
By Ed Morrissey | 1 October 2016
 
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Seems that Washington DC isn’t the only place that’s learned the art of the Friday afternoon news dump. Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman announced yesterday afternoon that the state had approved health insurance premium increases that will average 60% in MNsure, the state’s ObamaCare exchange. The statement blamed big losses by insurers in the state, and bad predictions about utilization rates, for the decision.
 
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If You Don’t Know — Give Me Liberty

Obama | Vote for Hillary or Else; Terrorism; Racism; ObamaCare; and more

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Obama: ‘Very Hard To Find An Area Where We’re Not Better Off Than We Were Before’
By Kerry Picket | 18 Sept 2016
“It’s very hard to find an area where we’re not better off than we were before,” President Obama said, making no mention of Saturday’s explosion in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, as per the White House pool report. President Obama also made no mention of the bombing in New Jersey or stabbing attack in Minnesota.
 
1,063 Documented Examples of Barack Obama’s Lying, Lawbreaking, Corruption, Cronyism, Hypocrisy, Waste, Etc.
Every President, every politician, and every human being tells lies and engages in acts of hypocrisy. But Barack Obama does these things to a far greater degree than anyone else that I have ever known of. His campaign promises were so much better sounding than anyone else’s – no lobbyists in his administration, waiting five days before signing all non-emergency bills so people would have time to read them, putting health care negotiations on C-SPAN, reading every bill line by line to make sure money isn’t being wasted, prosecution of Wall St. criminals, ending raids against medical marijuana in states where it’s legal, high levels of transparency. Obama’s promises of these wonderful things sounded inspiring and sincere. They sounded so much better than the promises of any other President. So when Obama broke these promises, it felt so much worse than when other Presidents broke their promises.
 
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Do you know what you’re really eating? PT 2

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Why the GMO ‘Labeling’ Bill That Obama Just Signed Into Law Is a Sham—and a National Embarrassment
By A Andrew Kimbrel 08/05/2016 06:13 pm ET | Updated Aug 05, 2016

It is known as the DARK Act. D-A-R-K standing for Denying Americans the Right to Know. It was signed by President Obama last Friday in the afterglow of the Democratic National Convention, without fanfare or major media coverage. The bill’s moniker is apt. With a few strokes of his pen Obama scratched out the laws of Vermont, Connecticut and Maine that required the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods.
He also nullified the GE seed labeling laws in Vermont and Virginia which allowed farmers to choose what seeds they wanted to buy and plant. And for good measure he preempted Alaska’s law requiring the labeling of any GE fish or fish product, a law passed to protect the state’s vital fisheries from contamination by recently approved genetically engineered salmon.
The White House justified the Dark Act’s massive onslaught on local democracy on the grounds that the bill would create national standards for labeling of GE foods. It does nothing of the sort. In fact, according to Obama’s own Food and Drug Administration (FDA), if enacted, the bill would exempt most current GMO foods from being labeled at all. The FDA further commented that it “may be difficult” for any GMO food to qualify for labeling under the bill. And even for any GE foods that might be covered, the bill allows for food to be “labeled” through a digital system of QR codes that can only be accessed if the consumer has a smart phone and reliable internet connectivity.
Obama’s action is deplorable. But how did this train wreck of a bill even reach the president’s desk in the first place? The answer is a sad commentary on the corruption seen far too often in our federal legislature. The DARK Act was not subject to any hearings. No expert testimony was taken. Rather, it was the result of backroom dealing between a few senators and industrial food and biotech companies. The DARK Act was actually defeated in March in the Senate as the food movement in America poured in millions of outraged comments to their senators.

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Do you know what you’re really eating?

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GMO Facts

What is a GMO?
A GMO, or genetically modified organism, is a plant, animal, microorganism or other organism whose genetic makeup has been modified using recombinant DNA methods (also called gene splicing), gene modification or transgenic technology. This relatively new science creates unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacterial and viral genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods. Visit the What is GMO page for more information and a list of high-risk crops.
Are GMOs safe?
Most developed nations do not consider GMOs to be safe and have significant restrictions or outright bans on the production and sale of GMOs. The U.S. and Canadian governments, though, have approved GMOs based on studies conducted by the same corporations that created them and profit from their sale.
Are GMOs labelled?
Sixty-four countries around the world, including Australia, Japan, and all of the countries in the European Union, require genetically modified foods to be labelled. While a 2015 ABC News survey found that 93% of Americans believe genetically modified foods should be labelled, GMOs are not required to be labelled in the U.S. and Canada. In the absence of mandatory labeling, the Non-GMO Project was created to give consumers the informed choice they deserve.

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ObamaCare’s Spending Problem

From American Thinker
May 17, 2016 | By Larry Alton

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It comes as no surprise that spending under ObamaCare has quickly accelerated out of control, with sky high premiums resulting from the lengthy list of procedures insurance companies are now required to cover. Further forcing costs up are system expansions, such as California has seen. Medi-Cal, insurance for low-income California residents, now covers a third of the state.

ObamaCare was billed as a way to make health insurance affordable, but it fails to acknowledge how this coverage expansion drains the wealthy and harms insurance companies, forcing them out of the insurance marketplace or to raise their premiums.

Since those with a pre-existing disability already qualified for programs like Medi-Cal and most gainfully employed individuals had coverage through work or could afford independent coverage, those who benefit most from the new programs are those seeking non-necessary care that companies are forced to cover.
 
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22 Percent of Resettled Refugees in Minnesota Test Positive for Tuberculosis —

22 Percent of Resettled Refugees in Minnesota Test Positive for Tuberculosis, Breitbart, Michael Patrick Leahy, May 17, 2016 Jim Mone/AP One of every five refugees resettled in Minnesota by the federal government tested positive for latent tuberculosis in 2014, according to the state’s Department of Health. Only 4 percent of the general population in the United […]

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