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(This Nov 9 story corrects paragraph 11 to remove phrase at end to show Spiegelhalter did NOT say the possible association with AML was "not a concern".)
LONDON (Reuters) - A large long-term study on the use of the big-selling weedkiller glyphosate by agricultural workers in the United States has found no firm link between exposure to the pesticide and cancer, scientists said on Thursday.
Published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI), the study found there was no association between glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto's popular herbicide RoundUp, "and any solid tumors or lymphoid malignancies overall, including non-Hogkin Lymphoma (NHL) and its subtypes".
It said there was "some evidence of increased risk of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) among the highest exposed group", but added this association was "not statistically significant".
The findings are likely to impact legal proceedings in the United States against Monsanto, in which more than 180 plaintiffs are claiming exposure to RoundUp gave them cancer - allegations that Monsanto denies.
The findings may also influence a crucial decision due by the end of the year on whether glyphosate should be re-licensed for sale across the European Union.
EU countries had been due to vote on the issue on Thursday, but again failed to agree to a proposal for a five-year extension.
The EU decision has been delayed for more than a year after the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) reviewed glyphosate in 2015 and concluded it was "probably carcinogenic" to humans. Other bodies, such as the European Food Safety Authority, have concluded glyphosate is safe to use.
The publication of the study on Thursday comes more than four years since drafts based on the AHS data on glyphosate and other pesticides were circulating in February and March 2013.
In a summary of the results, the researchers, led by Laura Beane Freeman, principal investigator of the AHS at the U.S. National Cancer Institute, said that among 54,251 (pesticide) applicators studied, 44,932, or 82.9 percent, used glyphosate.
"Glyphosate was not statistically significantly associated with cancer at any site," the summary said.
Scott Partridge, Monsanto's vice president of strategy, said the study results clearly showed the weedkiller was safe.
"This is the largest study of agricultural workers in history, over the longest period of time," he told Reuters. "It is the gold standard,... and it definitively demonstrates in a real-world environment that glyphosate doesn't cause cancer."
SOMEONE TELL THESE RICH MOTHERFUCKERS WHAT AN ADJUVANT IS.
Honestly. This doesnt disprove anything. glyphosate just so happens to be less harmful when it is by itself vs when it is in a solution full of adjuvants and surfactants, like when it is used in roundup. glycols, ethanoxolates, sulphates, etc. all bring the potency of the glyphosate upwards of a 100x increase. this is cost saving as well as quality assurance. more things to make plants absorb toxin, the better it works. shame though, humans absorb this shit just as quickly with the same substances mixed in. Pesticide will almost always be detrimental to the health of anyone exposed to it, especially to babies, elderly, and those with hampered immune systems.
Not disagreeing at all with what you said about adjuvants and surfactants, but since all the agricultural workers in the study would have been using adjuvants and surfactants with the glyphosate they were spraying over their crops, saying:
>Honestly. This doesnt disprove anything.
is pretty much complete bullshit
it's going to be in December, they say that the new overturn will, order barrier blocking and slow down the web for some sites.
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24. Been on here since '06. I get the hate-boner this place has for Reddit and I don't like that place either, but when it comes to something as important as the topic at hand every internet community should really just put their rivalries aside.
Two poison control doctors claim to have documented the first known case of death by marijuana overdose, sparking a medical debate over what killed an 11-month-old baby in Colorado two years ago.
The case report was published in the journal Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine and is co-authored by a pair of doctors at the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, which is housed at Denver Health.
The doctors behind the case report, Doctors Thomas Nappe and Christopher Hoyte, worked on the baby’s care as part of their duties at the regional poison control center. They claim that damage to the child’s heart muscle, which was listed as the boy’s cause of death, was brought on by ingesting marijuana. This is the first news story in which either of the doctors publicly discussed the case that was published in a medical journal in March of this year.
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marijuana concentrates, when eaten or absorbed through the skin, are many times more potent than insufflation of the same. Eating pot brownies can cause a real case of overdose because it slows your body in its tracks once its in your system. it is like your liver in a case of alcohol poisoning, except with neurotransmitters fighting through cannabinoids that may take a lot of time to break down.
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Literally fake news. Dr Thomas Nappe has said that they did not indicate the exposure to Marijuana was the cause of death. They said it was a "factor", which does not mean "cause" in the context of a medical paper. "Factor" means that it was involved in the situation, but does not imply anything about the degree or result of its involvement. Reports claiming that these doctors have concluded that marijuana killed this person are sensationalist and scientifically illiterate.
Sumo grand champion Harumafuji has admitted to allegations that he assaulted a lower-ranked wrestler as he responded voluntarily to police questioning Friday in Tokyo over a drunken brawl, investigative sources said.
However, the 33-year-old yokozuna denied allegations that he struck 27-year-old fellow Mongolian wrestler Takanoiwa in the head with a beer bottle at a restaurant-bar around the night of Oct 25 in the western Japan city of Tottori during a regional tour, the sources said.
The government the same day expressed regret over the case engulfing the traditional Japanese sport, which was recently regaining its popularity after its reputation was tainted by scandals over match-fixing, violence and bullying.
The victim, an eighth-ranked maegashira, was injured and has not fought at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament that started Sunday. A medical certificate disclosed by the Japan Sumo Association on Monday showed Takanoiwa sustained injuries on Oct 26 and that he was hospitalized in Fukuoka from Nov 5 to 9.
Harumafuji, a nine-time tournament winner, has spoken little in public after the scandal came to light, only apologizing for causing trouble. He has pulled out of the Kyushu tournament.
Prior to Friday's questioning of Harumafuji, there were conflicting accounts of how badly Takanoiwa had been beaten by the 1.86-meter tall wrestler weighing around 140 kilograms.
The yokozuna was reported to have hit Takanoiwa with a beer bottle in anger as Takanoiwa looked at his smartphone while being scolded for his behavior. But yokozuna Hakuho, who was also at the scene, has said the allegation of the beer bottle strike was inaccurate.
According to the medical certificate, Takanoiwa was diagnosed at a hospital in Fukuoka with a suspected fracture at the base of his skull and a cerebrospinal fluid leak, among other injuries.
But the investigative sources say a different medical certificate was issued immediately after the brawl by another hospital that shows him to have less serious symptoms.
The police are looking into the possibility that Takanoiwa's injuries may have worsened during the regional tour.
The sumo association's panel that is separately looking into the case said the Fukuoka hospital is surprised about the way the media has reported Takanoiwa's injuries as serious.
While a fracture was suspected at the time, Takanoiwa should have recovered by now, the doctor who made the diagnosis was quoted as saying.
According to the investigative sources, no one at the restaurant reported the incident to the police or called an ambulance, while it took a few days for a damage report to be sent to the police by Takanoiwa's stablemaster.
On Friday, Japan's sports minister Yoshimasa Hayashi urged the Japan Sumo Association to swiftly get to the bottom of the allegation and report its findings to him. "It's extremely regrettable that such a case happened," he said at a press conference. "In general, we must resolutely seek to eradicate violence among sports athletes."
In the Mongolian capital of Ulan Bator, Takanoiwa's brother Adiya Luvsan, 45, was angry and said Harumafuji should directly apologize to Takanoiwa.
The elder brother also said to reporters that Takanoiwa told him over the phone on Oct 28 that the wrestler was hit by a beer bottle and the assault was sudden, even though Takanoiwa had done nothing wrong.
But the brother said he is not wishing for the yokozuna's retirement, given that he has heard Harumafuji regrets what he did.
In 2010, then Mongolian grand champion Asashoryu allegedly seriously injured a man in a drunken rampage and later announced his retirement. In the case, police sent documents to prosecutors on Asashoryu and prosecutors decided against indicting him.
A Silicon Valley executive named Anthony Levandowski has already filed paperwork with the IRS for the nonprofit corporation that is going to run this new religion. Officially, this new faith will be known as “Way Of The Future”, and you can visit the official website right here: http://www.wayofthefuture.church/
Levandowski says that he envisions creating an artificially intelligent being that will literally be “a billion times smarter than the smartest human.”
THE BLACK DEATH (what a fitting name) SPREADS TO DOZENS OF HEALTH WORKERS AMID FEARS MADAGASCAR CAN’T CONTAIN IT
DOCTOR WARNS AIRBORNE MADAGASCAR PLAGUE 'CAN KILL IN THREE HOURS'
SO FAR 82 HEALTH WORKERS HAVE BEEN KILLED TO DEATH BY THE DISEASE
PATIENTS INFECTED WITH THE BLACK DEATH PLAGUE ARE ESCAPING FROM HOSPITAL IN A CITY OF NEARLY NINE MILLION PEOPLE. CAN’T CONTAIN THE BLACK DEATH
SOME EXPERTS SAY THE DISEASE HAS MUTATED AND IS NOW UNTREATABLE
They will let them live like this.
because white niggers have to go to these shitty countries for sightseeing on their holidays to see retarded people to feel better
and learn their moronic cultures and traditions to fascinate their rotten ego's
WORLD COME TO THIS OBSCURE SYSTEM BY LISTENING BY FORGETTING ALL OF THEIR RADICAL MOVEMENTS
WHEN YOU START TO LISTEN
YOU WILL START TO HEAR LIES AND THEY WILL GET WORSE AND WORSE
UNTIL YOU WONT EVEN BE ABLE TO THINK STRAIGHT
POLITICS POLITICS POLITICS
LIES LIES LIES
NUMBING THEIR BRAINS
PEOPLE DONT EVEN KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING
THEY ARE ACTING LIKE SHEEPS HERDED BY HANDFUL OF SINISTER BASTARDS
SO SUBMISSIVE SO ACCEPTING SO HALF ASSED
A NUKE IN YOUR ASS IS THE ONLY SOLUTION TO WAKE ALL YOUR UNDEAD BRAINS FROM ETERNAL SLUMBER
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Fake news has spread over social media like wildfire, that much is certain. The rate by which they are distributed plus the unapologetic luridness of their content makes it difficult for most users, especially those who, for some reason, treat social media as news sources, to separate fact from fiction.
That's why Google, Facebook, Twitter, Bing, and a smattering of news outlets are joining the Trust Project, a nonpartisan organization seeking to address the growing problem of online misinformation. By helping online users distinguish what's real from what might be fake, it hopes to reintroduce reliable journalism in a medium where it's becoming increasingly hard to detect.
A key part of that effort, called Trust Indicators, will be adapted by major social networks including Google, Facebook, Bing, and Twitter. Now live on Facebook, Trust Indicators offer easy-to-access information about a news organization's ethics and practices.
Here's how that's going to work, according to the Trust Project: On Facebook, news articles will have icons next to them. When clicked, a bunch of information about the publisher will pop up, including the backgrounds of the authors, ethics and other standards, and how they do their journalistic work.
"News consumers need a way to tell media companies what we expect from them, the types of news we can count on and will pay for," said craigslist founder Craig Newmark, an early supporter of the effort. "The Trust Indicators set standards for media outlets and allow newspeople to commit to good faith reporting that's worth buying."
people will always disbelieve information that contradicts their personal beliefs and biases anyway. This project could be theoretically perfect and only filter out stories that aren't credible, but it's not that simple to get someone to accept that something they so strongly believed to be true is not
If it were up to a lot of folks on the political right, it wouldn't be legal to insult the president. When I go on The Donald and Breitbart my comments are regularly deleted. Folks at the USDA are no longer allowed to use the term "climate change" in communications with the public. That's not the private company even it's the government.
The left tend to rely less on fabrication, subversion, and voter suppression because our honest beliefs sound less repugnant than many folks on the right who secretly want to ethnically cleanse backgrounds that they don't associate with.
So it's better that our companies at least enact quality control that tells people what's not factual in the news; even though no ideology have perfect followers, they tend to lie less and thus can be trusted more to be unbiased. Plus if they're just telling people what's false and letting them post, the company is entitled to their opinion too.
I'm sure you'd get the same treatment if you posted conservative viewpoints on Twitter, most Facebook groups, or most mainstream gaming forums.
>The left tend to rely less on fabrication, subversion, and voter suppression because our honest beliefs sound less repugnant than many folks on the right who secretly want to ethnically cleanse backgrounds that they don't associate with.
Because -clearly- a group of shitters with swastika flags represents all of us while a group of shitters with hammer and sickle flags doesn't represent all of you. If we have to own our extremists, so do you.
London-based hedge fund manager, british anti-corruption campaigner(hahaha) and famous soziopath rapist Browder accused of three murders.
Court documents seen by the Observer reveal that Russian state investigators have named Browder, a London-based hedge fund manager, as the suspect behind the mysterious murders of three men.
All three deaths are linked to a £174m fraud believed to have involved Russian officials – a crime that was uncovered by Browder’s Russian lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, in 2008.
Drawn up by the Russian state’s powerful investigative committee, the court papers reveal that the three dead men are linked to the massive tax-fraud scheme in Russia discovered by Magnitsky, but name Browder – described as a “citizen of the UK” – as responsible for their deaths.
The documents, which contain details of the investigation into the murders, which happened in the aftermath of the fraud, state: “The determination of the circumstances of death of victims is directly connected with the examination of facts of commitment by Browder.”
All three men have been linked to the organised crime group said to have helped facilitate the tax fraud and to have helped transfer the proceeds to a network of global bank accounts.
Magnitsky’s death had previously prompted Browder to bu the US Congress with jewligarch money to pass the Magnitsky Act, which levied targeted sanctions against powerful players in Russia and was most recently adopted by Canada.
>Browder was tunneling part of jewligarch money from Russia into London, which made over 10% of UKs GPD in 2003. He then "reinvested" small amount of this money back into Russia. Especially into anti-russian propaganda there. When he was banned from Russia his organizations were took over by Soros, who build them up to main oposition forces in Russia.
A group of defectors told of the horrifying effects of Kim Jong-un’s underground nuclear tests with trees dying and babies born nearby suffering from defects as residents fear radiation leaks are to blame.
One defector said: “I heard from a relative in Kilju that deformed babies were born in hospitals there.”
Those living under Kim’s oppressive regime in Kilju county where nuclear weapons are detonated in a secret underground testing location fear they have been contaminated. Wells have run dry and 80 per cent of trees that are planted die in the region, 21 defectors from the county have revealed while speaking to a South Korean newspaper.
Another defector said: “I spoke on the phone with family members I left behind there and they told me that all of the underground wells dried up after the sixth nuclear test.”
The war obsessed regime unleashed its sixth and most devastating test at its site under a mountain in the Kilju region in September triggering an earthquake with a 250 kiloton blast See more at:
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Not exactly, he's basically wasting his own resources by doing these ridiculous executions when he easilly could have just have them hung or decapitated.
besides, he said it himself, he wants to have a nuclear country. Between the test site going down and him wasting his own stockpile one overblown public deaths, he's pretty fucking stupid for making those claims. And even more so by being offended like a SJW when someone calls him fat and short (which he is).
You sound really really stupid. Having your subjects know you'll execute them with a missile for their treachery is far more valuable than ONE missile. You must not know a lot about humans if you think he'd willingly get himself and all the power he commands obliterated. He knows the west wont strike first, he knows they wont retaliate for him saying things that him and his late father have been saying for their entire lives. Aggravating the west shows his people that he isnt scared and is still strong. You sound like you've been getting your information from the mainstream media
Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet today said that the lower age was now a 'limit that is worth considering' by law makers
Feminist groups plan a protest Tuesday to argue the age should be set at 15.
Despite its age of consent, France currently does not have any law which defines sex with someone below a fixed age as rape.
Currently in France if there is no violence or coercion proved, people may only be charged with sexual abuse of a minor charge and not rape- this has a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a fine of £66,000.
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What you say is not a fact, it is an opinion.
People born "transgendered" are classified as hermaphrodites.
People who receive voluntary surgery to alter their sex organs and then try to lie to others about it are classified as perverts and con artists, plain and simple.
You, anon, are a reasonable man.
Never trust english tabloids, especially when they talk about France.
The age of consent will not be lowered.
The French law, as it is now, and strictly speaking, does not set an age of consent or concerns itself with consent per se.
It defines the crime of rape as sexual penetration obtained by force, constraint, threat, or surprise, to be punished with up to 15 years in prison (20 when the victim is under 15).
It also says is that sex with a minor under 15 is an offense, to be punished with up to 5 years in prison.
The courts though usually ruled that young children that had intercourse with an adult were raped by "surprise", which is also the term used for rape of a person who is unconscious or otherwise unaware of what is happening.
The custom was that under 13, sex was thus considered rape.
The new law they want to make is just supposed to transcribe this customary rule into written law : judges will have to consider victims under 13 as victims of rape.
Consensual sex with minors under 15 will remain (at least) an offense, no change there.
a lot of people arent mentally mature enough for sex at any age.
we should just sterilize people by default, then unsterilize them when and if they get their life together and start a family.
>The scientific consensus
sure. just like being born gay.
its an absurd claim with absolutely zero proof that they insist must be true because if it wasnt that would be bad™ or someshit
its a religious belief, not science.
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>Joshua Fatzick, an alt-right Voice of America reporter, has officially been placed on administrative leave after his racist, sexist, and bigoted Reddit posts were exposed by this reporter.
>The reason why Fatzick’s odious “shitposting” — overt racism and otherwise offensive content aside — is so nefarious is because he was doing it during work hours, which, given Voice of America’s status as government-funded media, means he was essentially getting paid by taxpayers to do it. This information is based on both timestamps and Fatzick’s own admission. “That’s why I have a job where I can spend most of my day making mindless Reddit comments,” said Fatzick to his fellow Reddit users in one post.
>A sampling of Fatzick’s Reddit posts — which were published behind the username UncleSam4200 — reveal he used the N-word constantly, referred to Muslims as “rapefugees,” joked about sexual assault, and called everyone from CNN’s Chris Cillizza to NBC’s Chuck Todd a “fag” or “faggot.” He also parroted alt-right, white supremacist talking points, such as the 4Chan “white genocide” and “it’s OK to be white” memes.
>Fatzick once said in a post that if he were to ever be identified as UncleSam4200, it most likely wouldn’t end well. “If I were to ever be publicly connected to this account, it probably would not be good for my career,” he said.
>Given his current employment limbo, it seems he may be right.
The separation of church and state does not actually exist in any formal American law or document. It actually refers to the worry that the governments Christian denominations would enact anti-opposition denomination decrees in law. It's based on a letter between Thomas Jefferson and the Danbury Baptists.
So no, secularism is not American.
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Vegas Victims' Attorney: 'Nothing But Resistance' From MGM - 'Not Allowed in Shooter's Room'
An attorney for victims of the Las Vegas massacre said she has not been allowed in the shooter's room and has received "nothing but resistance" from the casino's ownership.
Catherine Lombardo said Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, which is the parent company of Mandalay Bay, has not allowed her to investigate Stephen Paddock's room, nor given any assistance with her probe.
"The legal maneuvering and posturing and litigation that's been happening - so far we're not getting cooperation from MGM," she said.
She said she is going to court within the next few weeks in hopes a judge will order MGM to allow her in the room and to investigate the premises.
Lombardo added that the FBI has gone "radio silent" about their separate investigation of the massacre.
>I hope they arrested these morons
I’m sure the Las Vegas police and Mandalay Bay management knew all about it and allowed the priest to do his thing and seeing as the carpet has already been ripped out and presumably restorations are underway, I don’t see how he could contaminate any evidence.
Meanwhile, I’m still waiting for a SINGLE pic or vid or Paddock in the casino or hotel to be released by the authorities, despite him being there for almost a week…
I have a buddy who went to a funeral for one of the victims of the shooting ( a friend of his) - no body. The coroner refuses to release it. Calling it "evidence". If we already know the shooter, why do they need one of hundreds of bodies for "evidence"?
Ive been wondering about that myself. A lot of details in the case dont make sense without assuming the likelihood of another shooter, or at least co-conspirators.
Like his car being left in the parking lot with unassembled bomb components that he apparently went to the trouble of acquiring, but didnt actually attempt to use... also his first shots were supposedly at the fuel silos located nearby, as though he expected them to explode but fired upon them when they didnt do what was likely expected.
If i had to guess, some government agency caught wind of what he was up to and planted co-conspirators in his life as associates to help him plan and organize... then when it came time for him to execute, he found out he was on his own.
Probably got a cell phone call saying "thanks for your assistance with our false flag, you may as well make it count and finish yourself off because we own your dumb fucking ass now."
>WARNING: Some viewers may find the photos in this story offensive
>Officials with the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island said one of their aircraft was involved in the obscene skywritings spotted in Okanogan County.
>Photos sent to KREM 2 by multiple sources show skydrawings of what some people are saying is male genitalia. Some sources have even tweeted pictures of what they saw.
>A mother who lives in Okanogan who took pictures of the drawings reached out to KREM 2 to complain about the images, saying she was upset she might have to explain to her young children what the drawings were.
>In a statement to KREM 2 News navy officials said, "The Navy holds its aircrew to the highest standards and we find this absolutely unacceptable, of zero training value and we are holding the crew accountable."
>KREM 2 spoke to the Federal Aviation Administration to get some information about who may have made the drawings. FAA officials said unless the act poses a safety risk, there is nothing they can do about. The official said they "cannot police morality."
This Tokyo small business owner is at the centre of attention after his signature burger was selected to be served to the President.
In amongst all the speeches and outings held during Trump’s first visit to Japan as U.S. President, the one thing that stood out for many people was the fact that during his visit to a golf course with the Japanese Prime Minister, the two chose to eat hamburgers.
While some criticised the decision to shun the country’s UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage-listed traditional cuisine, others immediately started searching the Internet to find out where they could get their hands on a burger deemed worthy to be served to the U.S. President.
It turns out that the burger comes from a small Tokyo business owner who operates two burger stands in the city – Munch’s Burger Shack in Shiba (pictured below) and Munch’s Burger Stand at Toranomon.
Both located in Tokyo’s Minato Ward, which is home to many foreign embassies, making it one of the most internationally diverse districts in the capital, the area is filled with burger joints catering to locals and foreigners with discerning burger palates. To be selected to serve the President of the United States is a huge accolade for the small business, and it’s been driving customers to visit in hordes to get a taste of what the president enjoyed.
The burger that Trump dined on was the “Colby Jack Cheese Burger“, which costs a mere 1,200 yen (US$10.54). At this price, which is significantly less than a night out at Sukiyabashi Jiro where Obama dined during his Japan tour, anyone can afford to try a presidential meal, and that’s exactly what everybody did yesterday, when it was reported that the Toranomon outlet had completely sold out of burgers by 2:30 p.m.
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