Day: April 11, 2017

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Huge data storage breakthrough


Scientists are touting a new ultra-thin film technology as a major breakthrough in data storage and processing.

Researchers at the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Faculty of Engineering invented the film, which was developed in collaboration with Brookhaven National Laboratory, Stony Brook University, and Louisiana State University. The film harnesses tiny, swirling magnetic textures called skyrmions that can be used for data storage and processing on magnetic media such as hard drives.

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Skyrmions have typically been stabilized using a magnetic field. However, the film invented by NUS combines cobalt and palladium to create stable magnetic skyrmions at room temperature. The result is a nano-sized thin film for devices that will use less power and work faster than other storage products.

Dr. Shawn Pollard of the NUS Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering said in a press release, “It is really unexpected for us to find both large DMI and skyrmions in the multilayer film we engineered. What’s more, these nanoscale skyrmions persisted even after the removal of an external biasing magnetic field, which are the first of their kind.”

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The team is currently studying the interaction between different nanoscale skyrmions, as well as how they interact with electrical currents to continue developing skyrmion-based electronics, according to NUS.

The breakthrough was reported in the scientific journal Nature Communications on March 10.



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German soccer team bus hit by explosions, letter found nearby 'takes responsibility'


A player for one of Germany’s top soccer clubs was injured Tuesday after three explosions went off near the team bus as it set off for a Champions League quarterfinal match, police said.

Borussia Dortmund’s defender Marc Bartra was injured in the incident, the team said, adding that Bartra was “in safety” and that “there is no danger in and around the stadium.”

The chief executive of the team said Bartra was injured on the arm and hand when three explosions went off near the team bus.

Dortmund Chief Executive Hans-Joachim Watzke said the injuries to the Spanish defender Tuesday night are “nothing life-threatening.”

It was unclear what caused the explosions ahead of the first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Monaco, which was later called off and rescheduled for Wednesday.

The police chief for Dortmund, Gregor Lange, said it’s not clear yet who was behind the explosions, but police decided at an early stage that the soccer team was the target of the explosions and are not excluding any possible angles in their investigation. Police said the explosions took place in the run-up to the match at around 7 p.m. local time.

Prosecutor Sandra Luecke said at a news conference a letter found outside the hotel the team bus was departing from when the explosions happened “takes responsibility for the act.”

Luecke added that authorities won’t give details of the letter at this stage, citing the ongoing investigation.

Dortmund police said the devices that went off near the bus as German team Borussia Dortmund was leaving its hotel for a match Tuesday night “may have been hidden in a hedge near a parking area.”

“The team is totally shocked, that’s clear. It’s our task now to digest this somehow because it’s only 24 hours before we have to play. That’s our job,” Watzke said.

He added that there was “no alternative” to rescheduling the match for Wednesday, as Monaco also has to play at the weekend and the return Champions League match is scheduled for next week.

“It’s a very unfortunate situation but there was no other way,” he said.

Dortmund is located in western Germany, in the densely populated Ruhr industrial region.

This is the second time in recent times that a soccer match in Germany has been postponed over security concerns.

In Hannover, in November 2015, Germany’s international soccer friendly against the Netherlands was canceled just before kickoff after police feared an explosive device might be detonated at the stadium.

It came days after devices were detonated outside the Stade de France in Paris as France was playing Germany as part of a coordinated attack on the French capital.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.



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Stabbed dog makes full recovery, adopted by first responder


A dog found to have been stabbed 19 times has not only made a full recovery but has found a forever family.

On March 13, the Humane Society of Missouri’s Animal Cruelty Task Force received a call from a county police officer who was responding to a mental illness call at a church in north county. The dog, a female poodle mix, was taken into protective custody at that time. She had been stabbed in the neck, back and chest, and was suffering from shock and significant blood loss.

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Veterinarians at the HSMO treated the dog with IV fluids, antibiotics, and pain medication. At the time, it was unclear if the dog, given the name “Frannie,” would survive the ordeal.

That first-responder who found Frannie decided to adopt her. The first responders’ family said they planned on adopting Frannie is she recovered.

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14,000-year-old village discovered in Canada could reveal how civilization began in North America


Scientists have unearthed an ancient village in a remote region of Canada – and they reckon it could have been home to America’s first men.

The village on a remote island in British Columbia is estimated to be 14,000 years old – three times older than the Egyptian pyramids.

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And incredible finds beneath the mud on tiny Triquet Island include spears, fishing hooks and fire-lighting tools.

Archaeologists are now trying to piece together clues about life in the village – the oldest ever found in North America.

Academic Alisha Gauvreau told CTV Vancouver Island News: “I remember when we get the dates back and we just kind of sat there going, holy moly, this is old.

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“What this is doing is just changing our idea of the way in which North America was first peopled.”

The first people to live in America are thought to have crossed into Alaska from what is now Russia.

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They are then believed to have spread throughout the continent and down into South America.Triquet Island is little more than 200 miles south of the Alaskan border on Canada’s west coast.

Local indigenous peoples of the Heiltsuk tribe have long passed down stories of ancient settlements on the same stretch of coast.

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And the discovery is believed to have proved that oral stories passed down over thousands of years carried a degree of truth.

Heiltsuk Nation spokesman William Housty said: “To think about how these stories survived all of that, only to be supported by this archaeological evidence is just amazing.”



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Security camera captures moment deer ran into Canadian rapper


This is the shocking moment a Canadian rapper was completely taken out by a rampaging DEER which smashed into him outside a hotel lobby.

CCTV video shows the bulldozing animal knock over Cary McCook as soon as he stepped out from his friend’s pickup truck.

The 25-year-old wrote after the collision: “Bam, I got hit by Bambi.”

Speaking about the impact he said that “I know some guys can hit but not like a deer”.

The aspiring rap artist revealed the deer was being chased by a dog when it ran into him in British Columbia, Canada, on April 1.

McCook, who is part of a group named Reka Nation, told news channel CBC: “As you see I turn my back when I shut the door.

“When I start to make my way towards the entrance I hear three gallops to my left. I turned. Before I could process it was a deer and try to get out of the way ― because my left leg was going left, my right leg was going right, leaving me in the middle.”

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8 arrested in connection with St. Petersburg bombing


Eight members of extremist cells have been arrested in connection with last week’s deadly bombing on the subway in St. Petersburg, Russia’s intelligence chief said Tuesday.

The suicide bombing in Russia’s second largest city killed 13 passengers and injured dozens of others.

Akbardzhon Dzhalilov, a 22-year old Kyrgyz-born Russian national, has been identified as the bomber. Russian authorities have not outlined his possible links to extremist groups but an unidentified law enforcement official told the Tass news agency that investigators were checking information that he may have trained with the Islamic State group in Syria.

Tass said he reportedly flew to Turkey in November 2015 and spent a long time abroad.

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No one has claimed responsibility for the bombing, but Russian trains and planes long have been targeted in bombings by Islamist militants.

Alexander Bortnikov, chief of the FSB, the main successor to the KGB intelligence agency, said in comments carried by Russian news agencies on Tuesday that six members of terror cells were detained in St. Petersburg and two in Moscow in connection with the attack. Bortnikov said all of them hail from former Soviet Central Asian republics and that the police found a large amount of weapons and ammunition at their homes.

Bortnikov admitted intelligence agencies failures leading up to the attack.

“The investigation in the St. Petersburg subway attack showed that the operative work did not fully meet the threat from terrorist organizations,” he was quoted as saying.

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Russian-based extremist groups are mostly made up of migrant workers who come from Central Asia and recruit in the migrant community, Bortnikov said, calling for tighter restrictions on immigration.

The impoverished, predominantly Muslim countries in Central Asia are seen as fertile ground for Islamic extremists, and thousands of their citizens are believed to have joined the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said between 5,000 and 7,000 people from Russia and other former Soviet republics were fighting alongside Islamic State and other militants in Syria.



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Kimmel tears apart United


United Airlines became the butt of some late night comedians’ jokes after it forcibly removed a 69-year-old doctor from one of its flights to make room for an airline employee who needed his seat.

Jimmy Kimmel roasted United for five minutes at the top of his show Monday night, starting with the whole concept of overbooking flights.

“I don’t even understand this, by the way,” Kimmel said in his monologue. “I’ve been to 100 games in stadiums with 50,000 seats. They never sell the seat two times to one person, but for some reason, airlines cannot figure this out.”

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Kimmel ended his monologue with a parody commercial in which a flight attendant delivers the company’s new pitch.

“We’re United Airlines. You do what we say when we say, and there won’t be a problem. If we say you fly, you fly. If not, tough s**t. Give us a problem, and we’ll drag your ass off the plane.”

Ending with a new tagline: “United Airlines: f**k you.”

 

Conan O’Brien also got in on the fun, joking: “A Turkish airline crew helped deliver a baby onboard a flight. And then, in keeping with the times, the baby was dragged from the plane by security. It was overbooked, that’s what you do! Get outta here, baby!”

But it wasn’t just the late night pros getting in on the fun. The queen of daytime Ellen DeGeneres said: “It’s crazy – they charged him a $50 removal fee. That’s not true, that’s not true. Your first forcible removal is free.”

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She then joked that one of her audience members would have to leave.

Several Internet memes skewering United also started making the rounds.

 



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Swamp Diving: The EPA's Secret Human Experiment Regime


The issue of small particle air pollution human effects was discussed in a House of Representatives hearing in September 2011 by the U.S. EPA administrator, Lisa Jackson.  In a colloquy with Representative Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Ms. Jackson stated, “Particulate matter causes premature death.  It’s directly causal to dying sooner than you should.”

Markey asked, “How would you compare [the benefits of reducing airborne PM2.5] to the fight against cancer?”

Ms. Jackson replied, “Yeah, I was briefed not long ago.  If we could reduce particulate matter to healthy levels, it would have the same impact as finding a cure for cancer in our country.”

Markey: “Can you say that sentence one more time?”

Jackson: “Yes sir.  If – um – we could reduce particulate matter to levels that are healthy, we could have identical impacts to finding a cure for cancer.”  (Author note: Cancer kills a half-million Americans a year – 25 percent of all deaths in the U.S. annually).

The claim stated above by Ms. Jackson is the basis for the EPA’s war on coal, fossil fuels, and internal combustion engines.  All other criteria air pollutants are minimal concerns for the EPA.  Surely small particles are a very toxic and lethal thing, as bad as cancer.  Right?    

EPA is discovered doing human experiments

The same month as Ms. Jackson’s testimony, Milloy discovered a report in Environmental Health Perspectives, a journal published online and in hard copy by the National Institutes of Health, that reported an experiment on a 57-year-old lady subjected to small particle air pollution much higher than the EPA says is safe, in a chamber at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine EPA laboratory for human research.  A stunned Milloy showed the journal report to Dunn.  So little had come of the decade of human experiments before that Milloy and Dunn had not known of the EPA human exposure experiments project that was at least illegal and unethical, possibly a crime against humanity.  Humans are not guinea pigs.   

The Nuremberg Code; the Helsinki Accords; the Belmont Report; and U.S. common law, statutes, and regulations, to include state laws and the Federal Code “Common Rule” and EPA rule 1000.17, all prohibit human experimentation that might cause harm to the subjects.  Human risk can be considered only for the researchers themselves in circumstances where the research is essential and vital.  The civil or criminal offense of human experimentation that risks harm to the subjects would be either exposure to harm or the fear of harm by infliction of mental distress if subjects found out that the public position of the EPA is that small particles are toxic and lethal and cause cancer.  Which lie to believe?  That is the twist – you can’t make these things up.

In 2011 and 2012, Milloy and Dunn wrote letters to the EPA, the NIH journal editor who published the article, the EPA inspector general, and the federal Office for Scientific Integrity.  They wrote to all the physicians in Congress, all the deans of the ten domestic medical schools doing human experiments, and state medical boards in North Carolina and Michigan, all attempting to stop the human experiments.

The authors have written about the EPA project of research that exposed human beings of all ages, even children, to that same small particle air pollution to see if they could cause some harm.  EPA sponsorship of these studies at ten domestic and six foreign medical schools was admitted under oath by an EPA official, Wayne Cascio, M.D., and it is unethical and illegal.  Senior EPA research scientist Robert Devlin, Ph.D. admitted in a sworn affidavit that the EPA epidemiology was unreliable, the reason for human experiments.  

EPA hires the National Academy of Science

The EPA, in response to a congressional inquiry and negative inspector general report, engaged and paid the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) contract subdivision, the National Research Council (NRC), to provide a whitewash investigation.  The NAS National Research Council Investigative Committee was convened in secret without notice and without contacting Milloy and Dunn, the complaining parties, or the congressional committee that had demanded an inspector general report that had gone badly for the EPA.

The closeted investigation continued with closed meetings attended only by NRC staff, committee members, and the EPA.  The docket by a year, June of 2016, had 50 documents, all submitted by the EPA or its allies.  In May of 2016, a congressional aide ran across information about the existence of the committee and informed Milloy.  Milloy demanded a hearing and allowance for submissions in June of 2016, which was granted by NRC officials.  Milloy found that 13 out of 19 members of the committee were significant grantees of EPA, amounting to tens of millions of dollars received, with the most extreme example being Charles Driscoll, discussed here.

On August 11, 2016, an internet audio conference  of the National Research Council Panel on EPA-sponsored human exposure experiments titled “Assessing Toxicological Risks to Human Subjects Used in Controlled Exposure Studies of Environmental Pollutants” was held, with two hours of testimony heard and submissions critical of the EPA human exposure experimentation.  After that, nothing was heard from the committee.   

The committee published its news release and a 150-plus-page report on March 28, 2017, ignoring the testimony and submissions of witnesses Milloy, Dunn, Young, Enstrom, and Donnay.  The report exonerated the EPA human experiments on the theory that small particles are not toxic or lethal or carcinogenic acutely – that is, they do not have any acute toxic effects, but rather just long-term deleterious effects.  They said that, knowing that the EPA asserts short-term acute death effects and justifies its regulations on the basis of Ms. Jackson’s claim – that small particles kill people and kill them acutely. 

The problem for the NRC committee is that they are trying to create cover for the EPA by misstating the EPA position on toxicity and lethality of small particles.  That is clear from this quote from the National Academy of Sciences Report press release:

To assess the level of safety provided by study protocols and the likelihood of participants experiencing any serious health effects with long-term consequences, the committee reviewed eight recent CHIE studies.  The committee concluded that the societal benefits of CHIE studies are greater than the risks posed to the participants in the eight studies considered, which are unlikely to be large enough to be of concern.  EPA applies a broad set of health-evaluation criteria when selecting participants to determine that there is no reason to believe that their participation in the study will lead to an adverse health response.  The health status of subjects is monitored shortly before, during, and immediately after the exposure studies and usually again about 24 hours later. 

The NAS report is self-destructive, obfuscatory, contradictory gobbledygook.

The NAS report is so filled with errors, omissions, misstatements, misdirection, and general dishonesty that it would take days if not weeks to fully critique.  The NAS compromised its integrity to cover for the EPA, confirming Eisenhower’s warning about the government-research complex that can produce science fraud and misconduct for a political agenda.  Scaremongering is important for justifying government growth and overreach.  After all, the aim of practical politics is to create scares so the populace will be anxious and clamor to be led to safety by government experts (paraphrasing H.L. Mencken).

If the EPA can continue to do these experiments, then it must not be true that any exposure to PM2.5 can kill within hours or days, or even weeks.  It must have only a “chronic” long-term effect that the NRC committee fails to define.  That destroys the basis for the EPA air pollution regulatory regime that has burdened society for three decades and more and is based on scientific misconduct.  

Who will reimburse society for the costs and burdens of this scam?  How about all those coal miners without jobs and the companies that had to spend millions to comply with regulations chasing a phantom small particle air pollution menace that was claimed to kill hundreds of thousands annually in the U.S.?

The movie Creature from the Black Lagoon, featuring the gill man, was scary, but corrupt researchers and politicians at the EPA-NAS-D.C. swamp are just despicable. 

A comprehensive and informative narrative of the EPA wars and the EPA misconduct and what to do about it is found in Milloy’s sixth and most recent book, Scare Pollution (Bench Press 2016).  

Dunn’s long battle with the EPA on scientific integrity is told here.   

Steve Milloy MHS (Biostats Johns Hopkins), J.D., LLM.  John Dale Dunn, M.D., J.D. is an emergency physician and inactive lawyer.

The authors have written numerous essays since 2010 for American Thinker on California’s Environmental Protection Agency (Cal EPA)’s and the U.S. EPA’s scientific misconduct related to air pollution human effects science, and more recently on the discovery that the U.S. EPA was sponsoring and paying for illegal and unethical experiments exposing human subjects, even children, to small particle air pollution at high levels.  Small particles originate from natural and man-made sources, such as dust, smoke, and engine and industrial emissions.  The U.S. EPA claims that small particles are toxic and lethal and cause cancer.  

The EPA position on small particle air pollution

The issue of small particle air pollution human effects was discussed in a House of Representatives hearing in September 2011 by the U.S. EPA administrator, Lisa Jackson.  In a colloquy with Representative Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Ms. Jackson stated, “Particulate matter causes premature death.  It’s directly causal to dying sooner than you should.”

Markey asked, “How would you compare [the benefits of reducing airborne PM2.5] to the fight against cancer?”

Ms. Jackson replied, “Yeah, I was briefed not long ago.  If we could reduce particulate matter to healthy levels, it would have the same impact as finding a cure for cancer in our country.”

Markey: “Can you say that sentence one more time?”

Jackson: “Yes sir.  If – um – we could reduce particulate matter to levels that are healthy, we could have identical impacts to finding a cure for cancer.”  (Author note: Cancer kills a half-million Americans a year – 25 percent of all deaths in the U.S. annually).

The claim stated above by Ms. Jackson is the basis for the EPA’s war on coal, fossil fuels, and internal combustion engines.  All other criteria air pollutants are minimal concerns for the EPA.  Surely small particles are a very toxic and lethal thing, as bad as cancer.  Right?    

EPA is discovered doing human experiments

The same month as Ms. Jackson’s testimony, Milloy discovered a report in Environmental Health Perspectives, a journal published online and in hard copy by the National Institutes of Health, that reported an experiment on a 57-year-old lady subjected to small particle air pollution much higher than the EPA says is safe, in a chamber at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine EPA laboratory for human research.  A stunned Milloy showed the journal report to Dunn.  So little had come of the decade of human experiments before that Milloy and Dunn had not known of the EPA human exposure experiments project that was at least illegal and unethical, possibly a crime against humanity.  Humans are not guinea pigs.   

The Nuremberg Code; the Helsinki Accords; the Belmont Report; and U.S. common law, statutes, and regulations, to include state laws and the Federal Code “Common Rule” and EPA rule 1000.17, all prohibit human experimentation that might cause harm to the subjects.  Human risk can be considered only for the researchers themselves in circumstances where the research is essential and vital.  The civil or criminal offense of human experimentation that risks harm to the subjects would be either exposure to harm or the fear of harm by infliction of mental distress if subjects found out that the public position of the EPA is that small particles are toxic and lethal and cause cancer.  Which lie to believe?  That is the twist – you can’t make these things up.

In 2011 and 2012, Milloy and Dunn wrote letters to the EPA, the NIH journal editor who published the article, the EPA inspector general, and the federal Office for Scientific Integrity.  They wrote to all the physicians in Congress, all the deans of the ten domestic medical schools doing human experiments, and state medical boards in North Carolina and Michigan, all attempting to stop the human experiments.

The authors have written about the EPA project of research that exposed human beings of all ages, even children, to that same small particle air pollution to see if they could cause some harm.  EPA sponsorship of these studies at ten domestic and six foreign medical schools was admitted under oath by an EPA official, Wayne Cascio, M.D., and it is unethical and illegal.  Senior EPA research scientist Robert Devlin, Ph.D. admitted in a sworn affidavit that the EPA epidemiology was unreliable, the reason for human experiments.  

EPA hires the National Academy of Science

The EPA, in response to a congressional inquiry and negative inspector general report, engaged and paid the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) contract subdivision, the National Research Council (NRC), to provide a whitewash investigation.  The NAS National Research Council Investigative Committee was convened in secret without notice and without contacting Milloy and Dunn, the complaining parties, or the congressional committee that had demanded an inspector general report that had gone badly for the EPA.

The closeted investigation continued with closed meetings attended only by NRC staff, committee members, and the EPA.  The docket by a year, June of 2016, had 50 documents, all submitted by the EPA or its allies.  In May of 2016, a congressional aide ran across information about the existence of the committee and informed Milloy.  Milloy demanded a hearing and allowance for submissions in June of 2016, which was granted by NRC officials.  Milloy found that 13 out of 19 members of the committee were significant grantees of EPA, amounting to tens of millions of dollars received, with the most extreme example being Charles Driscoll, discussed here.

On August 11, 2016, an internet audio conference  of the National Research Council Panel on EPA-sponsored human exposure experiments titled “Assessing Toxicological Risks to Human Subjects Used in Controlled Exposure Studies of Environmental Pollutants” was held, with two hours of testimony heard and submissions critical of the EPA human exposure experimentation.  After that, nothing was heard from the committee.   

The committee published its news release and a 150-plus-page report on March 28, 2017, ignoring the testimony and submissions of witnesses Milloy, Dunn, Young, Enstrom, and Donnay.  The report exonerated the EPA human experiments on the theory that small particles are not toxic or lethal or carcinogenic acutely – that is, they do not have any acute toxic effects, but rather just long-term deleterious effects.  They said that, knowing that the EPA asserts short-term acute death effects and justifies its regulations on the basis of Ms. Jackson’s claim – that small particles kill people and kill them acutely. 

The problem for the NRC committee is that they are trying to create cover for the EPA by misstating the EPA position on toxicity and lethality of small particles.  That is clear from this quote from the National Academy of Sciences Report press release:

To assess the level of safety provided by study protocols and the likelihood of participants experiencing any serious health effects with long-term consequences, the committee reviewed eight recent CHIE studies.  The committee concluded that the societal benefits of CHIE studies are greater than the risks posed to the participants in the eight studies considered, which are unlikely to be large enough to be of concern.  EPA applies a broad set of health-evaluation criteria when selecting participants to determine that there is no reason to believe that their participation in the study will lead to an adverse health response.  The health status of subjects is monitored shortly before, during, and immediately after the exposure studies and usually again about 24 hours later. 

The NAS report is self-destructive, obfuscatory, contradictory gobbledygook.

The NAS report is so filled with errors, omissions, misstatements, misdirection, and general dishonesty that it would take days if not weeks to fully critique.  The NAS compromised its integrity to cover for the EPA, confirming Eisenhower’s warning about the government-research complex that can produce science fraud and misconduct for a political agenda.  Scaremongering is important for justifying government growth and overreach.  After all, the aim of practical politics is to create scares so the populace will be anxious and clamor to be led to safety by government experts (paraphrasing H.L. Mencken).

If the EPA can continue to do these experiments, then it must not be true that any exposure to PM2.5 can kill within hours or days, or even weeks.  It must have only a “chronic” long-term effect that the NRC committee fails to define.  That destroys the basis for the EPA air pollution regulatory regime that has burdened society for three decades and more and is based on scientific misconduct.  

Who will reimburse society for the costs and burdens of this scam?  How about all those coal miners without jobs and the companies that had to spend millions to comply with regulations chasing a phantom small particle air pollution menace that was claimed to kill hundreds of thousands annually in the U.S.?

The movie Creature from the Black Lagoon, featuring the gill man, was scary, but corrupt researchers and politicians at the EPA-NAS-D.C. swamp are just despicable. 

A comprehensive and informative narrative of the EPA wars and the EPA misconduct and what to do about it is found in Milloy’s sixth and most recent book, Scare Pollution (Bench Press 2016).  

Dunn’s long battle with the EPA on scientific integrity is told here.   

Steve Milloy MHS (Biostats Johns Hopkins), J.D., LLM.  John Dale Dunn, M.D., J.D. is an emergency physician and inactive lawyer.



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Chicago judge killed: FBI offers $25G reward for info


A $25,000 reward has been offered by the FBI seeking information that could lead to the arrest of the person who shot and killed a judge outside his Chicago home.

Cook County Associate Judge Raymond Myles was gunned down outside of his home on Monday as he headed to the gym, police said.

The 66-year-old Myles was pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, and a 53-year-old woman with him was reported in serious condition with a gunshot wound to the leg. She is expected to survive.

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The woman was identified as Myles’ girlfriend, The Chicago Tribune reported.

Melissa Staples, the city’s chief of detectives, said the woman was walking to the garage at Myles’ home when she came upon a man holding a gun. Words were exchanged and the offender shot the woman.

Staples said when Myles heard the gunshot, he came outside to investigate. He exchanged words with the gunman before the man shot him several times. Staples said the shooting may have been the culmination of a robbery attempt.

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Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Myles also “may have been targeted for one reason or another.”

No arrests have been made in the shootings that happened around 5 a.m. on Chicago’s South Side.

Police Deputy Superintendent Kevin Navarro called the shooting “a senseless act of violence.”

“Every day civil servants like Judge Myles and those of us in law enforcement work tirelessly to hold criminals accountable and make our streets safer,” Navarro said. “That’s why, when incidents like this occur, it’s not only a reminder of the ever-present challenge we have with illegal guns and the offenders willing to use them, but it’s also a direct attack on the criminal justice system that keeps our society safe.”

Chief Judge Timothy Evans’ office confirmed Myles had been a Cook County judge since 1999.

“I join all of the judges today in the Circuit Court of Cook County in expressing our sadness regarding the tragic passing of our colleague and friend,” Evans said.

“I have always known Judge Myles to be focused and determined in the pursuit of justice, and his conduct earned him the confidence and respect of the people who appeared before him,” Evans added. “All of our colleagues at the Leighton Criminal Court Building will miss Judge Myles, who they came to know for his kindness and his impartial administration of justice.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.



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WISCONSIN MANHUNT Police work to ensure safety of Paul Ryan, family


Wisconsin police told Fox News on Tuesday they were fully aware they could be engaged in a suicide-by-cop showdown if they encounter manhunt suspect Joseph Jakubowski, wanted for stealing guns and mailing a 161-page manifesto to President Trump.

“I’m confident that if that were the case, we are going to do everything we can to keep our community safe and keep our officers safe,” Rock County Sheriff Richard Spoden said on “America’s News HQ.” “We haven’t had anyone get hurt and we certainly don’t want him to get hurt.” 

In addition, law enforcement officials said they would provide extra security to House Speaker Paul Ryan — who hails from the city at the center of the search — and his family.

Jakubowski, 32, disappeared after allegedly stealing 18 firearms from a gun shop in Janesville. His stepfather, Don McLean, and the suspect’s mother told The Associated Press they wanted Jakubowski to give himself up because they “would rather have him alive.”

McLean told WKOW that Jakubowski could be looking to kill himself in a confrontation with law enforcement.

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“I’m afraid he’s trying to commit suicide-by-cop,” McLean said Monday. “I believe he is capable of that.”

Janesville Police Chief David Moore told ABC News’ “Good Morning America” the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives would work with U.S. Capitol police to reduce the threat while protecting Ryan and his family. Janesville is Ryan’s hometown.

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“Our concerns are with the speaker and his family,” Moore added.

Rock County sheriff’s officials released new photos Monday evening and have received and followed up on hundreds of tips from the public, Fox 6 reported.

Rock County Sheriff Richard Spoden said Jakubowski threatened to attack public officials and schools in his manifesto.

“While we know he had a plan, we don’t know what the endgame is,” David Moore, Janesville police chief said.

More than 150 state and federal law enforcement officers are searching for Jakubowski. The FBI, the U.S. Secret Service, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are involved in this investigation.

The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the capturing of Jakubowski.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.



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