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World News

Poll: 89 Per Cent of UK Gen-Zers Say Their Lives Are “Meaningless”

Infowars – A new poll out of the UK reveals that a staggering 89 per cent of young people aged 18-29 feel their lives are meaningless and without purpose.

30 per cent of youngsters complain about being “stuck in a rut,” while 84 per cent say they are failing to “live their best life.”

One of the primary reasons cited for failing to achieve happiness and purpose is a lack of finances, according to 45 per cent of respondents.

The survey, conducted by Yakult UK, found that 80 per cent of people across all age ranges felt they were living without purpose, but that number drops to 55 per cent for people over the age of 60.

More than a third of Brits would completely start their lives over given the chance.

While by no means the only reason, many have argued that the emergence of mass shootings in the west by young men can partly be attributed to the nihilistic malaise that many teenagers grow up experiencing.

‘Prepared to Die’: Hong Kong Protesters Embrace Hard-Core Tactics, Challenge Beijing

WSJ – The resistance, which has mainstream support, is the biggest rebellion against China’s government since President Xi took power

Kashmiris on edge as India tightens grip on disputed region

Al Jazeera – Authorities have banned any gathering of more than four people in the Kashmir valley.

Residents wary and anxious as lockdown in the Muslim-majority region for a second straight day hits normal life.

2 countries issued travel warnings about the United States after a weekend of mass shootings

CNN – Two countries issued travel warnings to their citizens about the United States following two mass shootings that killed 31 people.

Both Venezuela and Uruguay warned their residents about violence and hate crimes in the United States Monday.

Uruguay’s Office of Foreign Ministry issued an advisory Monday saying citizens should “take precaution amid the growing indiscriminatory violence, specifically hate crimes including racism and discrimination” when traveling to the United States.

The alert noted that other factors, such as the “indiscriminate possession of firearms by the population” and the “impossibility of authorities to prevent these situations,” were among some of the reasons travelers need to be particularly wary of highly populated areas or events.

Uruguay’s warning also suggested avoiding the cities of Detroit, Baltimore and Albuquerque, as they were listed as part of the 20 most dangerous cities in the world according to the CEOworld Magazine 2019 index.

Venezuela’s Foreign Ministry office also issued a warning to its residents Monday, saying Venezuelans should postpone their travels or exercise caution when traveling as a result of the events in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.

U.S. News, Politics & Government

Trump Demands Gun Control, Executions For ‘Hate Crimes,’ Asks DOJ & Social Media to Detect Pre-Crime

Information Liberation – Donald Trump on Monday demanded anti-Second Amendment “red flag” gun seizure laws, swift executions for so-called “hate crimes,” “involuntary confinement” for people the state deems “mentally disturbed,” and directed the DOJ to work with states, local law enforcement and social media sites to “detect mass shooters before they strike” — all while repeating generic leftist slogans about “hate.”

Even though the shooter in Ohio was a leftist antifa-supporting lunatic and Trump could have used that as a reason not to move against Americans’ rights, he chose not to reveal that to the public and only focused on the El Paso shooters’ alleged manifesto, which he said was “consumed by racist hate.”

“In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry, and white supremacy,” Trump said. “These sinister ideologies must be defeated. Hate has no place in America. Hatred warps the mind, ravages the heart, and devours the soul. We have asked the FBI to identify all further resources they need to investigate and disrupt hate crimes and domestic terrorism — whatever they need.”

He only described the Ohio shooter as a “twisted monster” before launching into his assault on the First Amendment, the Second Amendment, the Fifth Amendment and the internet itself.

CNN & AP Finally Admit the Dayton Mass Shooter Was a Left-Wing Extremist

Infowars- After 48 hours of prevaricating, the mainstream media is finally acknowledging that the Dayton mass shooter was a left-wing extremist.

As we previously highlighted, Connor Betts described him self as a “socialist,” praised Antifa and expressed support for Elizabeth Warren amongst many other indications that he was a far-left radical.

After NBC reporter Ben Collins falsely claimed that Betts was “more neutral” with his Twitter posts (despite openly supporting numerous left-wing personalities and news outlets), the truth is finally being admitted.

“A Twitter account that appears to belong to Dayton mass shooter Connor Betts retweeted extreme left-wing and anti-police posts, as well as tweets supporting Antifa, or anti-fascist, protesters,” reported CNN.

The Associated Press also ran a headline titled ‘Apparent Twitter feed shows shooter was leftist’.

Even Snopes, under the headline Was Dayton Mass Shooter a Self-Described ‘Pro-Satan Leftist Who Supported Elizabeth Warren’?, acknowledged this was “true”.

According to the shooter’s ex-girlfriend, the attack was almost certainly not pre-meditated, raising further speculation as to whether the massacre was a ‘revenge’ attack for the earlier El Paso shooting.

Google seeks to meddle into 2020 elections to derail Trump – former employee

RT – Tech giant Google is plotting to meddle into the 2020 US presidential election to make sure President Donald Trump doesn’t win, a former employee has claimed, accusing the company of persecuting conservatives within its ranks.

Former Google engineer Kevin Cernekee sounded the alarm over the tech giant’s alleged plans to intervene into the upcoming presidential election. Trump’s win back in 2016 made the corporate executives to throw a tantrum and vow to derail his potential re-election.

When President Trump won in 2016, Google executives went on stage right away and

cried – literal tears streaming down their faces. They vowed that it would

never happen again and they want to use all the power and resources they have

to control the flow of information to the public and make sure that Trump loses

in 2020,” Cernekee told morning news show ‘Fox & Friends’ Monday.

The meddling will rely upon “a huge amount of information on every voter in the US” the company has stashed, the engineer claimed. The data allows Google to “build psychological profiles” of voters to target their weak points in a bid to sway their opinion before the elections.

While Google said it sacked Cernekee back in 2018 over misuse of the company’s equipment and tech, the former employee maintains he was actually targeted over his openly conservative views. The liberal “groupthink” is very strong within the tech giant and even the slightest hint of a conservative viewpoint can make an employee a target of harassment and termination, the engineer claimed.

Veteran News

Huge study explores genetics of PTSD in more than 165,000 US veterans

San Diego Union-Tribune – A new genetic study uses information from an unprecedented number of U.S. veterans to probe a particularly vexing question: Why does post-traumatic stress disorder affect some, but not others?

It is a particularly urgent question given that suicide rates are higher among veterans suffering from PTSD, which is estimated to affect between 11% and 20% of those who served in the military.

Recently published in the journal Nature Science by collaborating investigators at the University of California, San Diego and Yale University, the study is the first PTSD analysis to draw upon genetic information collected by the Million Veteran Program. Created by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the voluntary initiative seeks to create a medical database large enough that researchers can see patterns of genetic variation capable of providing indispensable road maps for the future treatment of many diseases.

Though the program does not yet have its full sampling of 1 million records available, there is already enough data in place to allow the research team to study more than 165,000 veterans. Using sophisticated computer modeling techniques, they were able to compare the genomes of those who experienced a key symptom of post-traumatic stress to those who did not.

Common genetic differences were observed at eight different DNA locations among veterans who reported “re-experiencing” a PTSD symptom associated with nightmares and flashbacks that are sometimes triggered by events similar to those that were present when trauma first occurred.

Differences at three different chromosome locations were deemed to be most statistically significant and are thought to potentially affect the body’s hormone response to stress and, perhaps, to the function or structure of certain types of neurons in the brain.

Though mutations in these genes have previously been suspected to have something to do with PTSD susceptibility, science is increasingly finding it necessary to compare the genetic fingerprints of many, many real people in order to tease out which changes, among many possibilities, drive complex disorders such as PTSD.

I’m an Obstetrician. Giving Birth at Home Isn’t Irresponsible

NY Times – To improve access to safe birth at home, nationwide standards are necessary.

Earlier this month, a Nebraska midwife, Angela Hock, was charged with negligent child abuse when a newborn died after complications from a breech birth at home. It’s worth noting that before this delivery,

Democratic socialists convention erupts due to ‘sensory overload,’ gendered pronoun usage

Fox – The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) National Convention in Georgia this weekend came to a screeching halt when one delegate formally complained of “sensory overload” from “guys” whispering in the room — prompting another “comrade” to grab the microphone to angrily demand an immediate end to the use of “gendered language.”

The back-to-back moments of impassioned hypersensitivity at the gathering of the largest socialist organization in the United States led to bipartisan mockery from commentators, who compared the scene to something out of the sitcom “The Office” or the sketch comedy group Monty Python.

“Uh, quick point of personal privilege, um guys,” began one delegate, who identified himself as James Jackson from Sacramento, and specified that he uses the “he/him” personal pronouns.

As soon as Jackson said the word “guys,” an individual in the audience could be seen becoming visibly irate in a livestream video of the convention posted online.

“I just want to say, can we please keep the chatter to the minimum? I’m one of the people who’s very, very prone to sensory overload,” Jackson said. Several other delegates could be seen waving “Jazz hands” in the air, instead of applauding, as he spoke. (Jazz hands are considered less “triggering” to those sensitive to loud sounds.)

“There’s a lot of whispering and chattering going on. It’s making it very difficult for me to focus. Please, I know we’re all fresh and ready to go, but can we please just keep the chatter to a minimum? It’s affecting my ability to focus.”

“Thank you, comrade,” the chair responded.

But the situation would not end so easily for the approximately 1,500 socialists gathered at the convention.

Within seconds, the individual who had appeared irritated by Jackson’s words stumbled toward the microphone to yell, “Point of personal privilege! Point of personal privilege!”

“Yes?” the chair asked.

“Please do not use gendered language to address everyone!”

“OK,” the chair said, seemingly flustered.

Economy & Business

Trump May Get an Earful From the Heartland

WSJ – Industrial, agricultural, energy and transportation companies are suffering from the China trade dispute, which hits Trump’s voter base

Flyover country has had enough of the tariff spat with China.

During the past several days, shares of industrial, farming, oil and transportation companies have been punished.

$1,400,000,000,000 Gone In Less Than A Week – Stock Market In Turmoil As The Trade War Dramatically Escalates

Economic Collapse – Our trade war with China has begun to spiral out of control, and as a result global financial markets have been thrown into a state of turmoil.  On Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 767 points, and that represented the sixth-largest single day stock market decline in all of U.S. history. To put that into perspective, the biggest single day decline during the financial crisis of 2008 was just 777 points.  So what we witnessed on Monday was definitely very serious. And the Nasdaq just got absolutely monkey-hammered as well. On a percentage basis, it was down even more than the Dow was, and it has now fallen for six days in a row. We have not seen a losing streak that long for the Nasdaq since President Trump was elected, and some analysts are convinced that even more chaos is on the way.

Overall, 1.4 trillion dollars in stock market wealth has been completely wiped out in less than a week

It took just four brutal trading days for a $1.4 trillion wipeout in the S&P 500 stock value. From the Federal Reserve’s disappointing comments on the future of interest rates to President Donald Trump’s surprise tariffs to China’s weaponizing of the yuan, the record-long bull market took a big hit in a relatively short time.

European stocks have been getting clobbered as well.  In fact, they just experienced their largest two day decline in three years.

Energy & Environment

Irish teen invents method to remove microplastics from ocean

ABC – A teen from Ireland may have found the solution to rid world’s oceans from the microplastics that are near impossible to remove.

Fionn Ferreira, 18, designed a new method for the extraction of microplastics, or particles of plastic less than 5 millimeters in diameter, as part of the Google Science Fair, an online competition open to students between the ages of 13 and 18.

The procedure, inspired by an article written by physicist Arden Warner, involves using non-toxic iron oxide to clean up oil spills, according to Ferreira’s project study. When he tested the method on water containing a known concentration of microplastics, the plastic particles migrated into the oil phase, and the fluid was able to be removed using strong magnets, he wrote in his project synopsis.

He first produced microplastics to remove from the water and then extracted them using his method. Ten of the most common microplastics were used for the experiment.

Ferreira concluded that his extraction method would remove 85% to 92% of microplastics in samples. The next step would be to scale the project up to an industrial level, he said.

“From this I can conclude that using magnetite with a minimum of oil forms a viable method for the extraction of microplastics,” he wrote.

Trump Turns Sanctions Against Venezuela into an Embargo

Global Research – The Trump administration has been ramping up pressure on Caracas in a bid to illegally oust President Nicolas Maduro from power.

U.S. President Donald Trump has imposed sanctions on assets of the Venezuelan government, according to an executive order published on Monday.

“All property and interests in property of the Government of Venezuela that are in the United States … are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in,” the executive order says.

The Trump administration has been ramping up pressure on Caracas in a bid to illegally oust President Nicolas Maduro from power.

But China and Russia have continued to back Nicolas Maduro, prompting U.S. national security adviser John Bolton to warn the two countries on Monday against doubling down in their support for him.

Venezuela’s government has called previous sanctions unlawful while also condemning the illegal seizure of assets, such as those belonging to Citgo.

Science & Technology

Airline confirms spy cameras watch passengers

CNN – Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific has revealed it is recording passenger activity on its aircraft via inflight entertainment systems and video cameras, re-opening an uncomfortable debate over surveillance on airplanes.

The carrier, frequently named among the world’s best, outlined its information gathering in an updated privacy policy published at the end of July 2019.

Cathay confirmed it is collecting images of passengers while they’re on board as well as logging their usage of the in-flight entertainment system (IFE) and how they spend time during the flight.

The airline says the images are not captured from embedded seat-back cameras.

“In line with standard practice and to protect our customers and frontline staff, there are CCTV cameras installed in our airport lounges and onboard aircraft (one camera, positioned near the cockpit door) for security purposes,” a spokesperson for Cathay Pacific told CNN Travel.

“All images are handled sensitively with strict access controls. There are no CCTV cameras installed in the lavatories.”

Earlier in 2018, multiple airlines confirmed that cameras were installed in their entertainment systems, sparking widespread privacy concerns. Airlines including Singapore Airlines, Emirates and American said they had no plans to activate the cameras.

Facebook shuts down viral ‘Storm Area 51’ event, reigniting UFO hunters’ resolve

RT – Just as the hype seemed to have calmed down, over two million UFO enthusiasts found their Area 51 meme-filled page suddenly blocked by Facebook, under the pretext of ever-elusive “community standards” violations.

Spooked by the high volume of attendees, worried about the Las Vegas strip club’s pledge to bring its dancers to entertain the masses, or offended by one of the thousands memes posted by the community, Facebook abruptly removed the “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us” event page over the weekend. The backup page, set up by the organizers, was also wiped out, as the social media giant found the “content posted to this event” to be in violation of “community standards.”

Okay so there were multiple events named ‘Storm area 51, they can’t stop us all’. Some having more than 10k people ‘going’ and the main event had around 2m ‘going’.

Now all those events are deleted. Did they all receive direct threat from govt!#Area51#Aliens#Area51meme#usapic.twitter.com/XFwsc1AQBi

— Sambit (@Critical_Hunter) August 4, 2019

Frustrated would-be raiders regrouped on Reddit to share their theories, while others continued to flood Twitter with Area 51 memes. Many agreed that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg “is secretly an alien from Area 51 and he doesn’t want us to know.”

Health

This Common Nutrient Deficiency May Increase Your Risk For Dementia

Mind Body Green – It’s become clear in the past few years that nearly every aspect of our lifestyle could influence our risk for developing Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. In fact, recent studies have linked everything from being overweight, not spending enough time with friends, and inadequate sleep to an increased risk for cognitive problems.

Various nutrients have also been shown to be particularly beneficial for our brains, including certain antioxidants found in blueberries and omega-3 fatty acids like DHA, while others like trans fats and sugar can wreak havoc.

And now, new research reveals that being anemic—a condition in which you don’t have enough hemoglobin, the component of red blood cells responsible for carrying oxygen to your various bodily tissues (including brain tissue)—may also prime you for serious problems down the road.

In this new study published in Neurology, which followed 12,000 people over the course of about 12 years, researchers found that those with the lowest levels of hemoglobin were at a 29% increased risk for developing dementia and a 36% increased risk for developing Alzheimer’s over the study period. The fact that hemoglobin carries oxygen throughout the body means that low levels could deprive the brain of the oxygen it needs to function optimally. Researchers also found that abnormally high hemoglobin levels, which can be caused by health issues like heart disease, were associated with increased dementia risk.

Anemia, or low hemoglobin levels, can be caused by a number of health issues, but the most common type is iron-deficiency anemia, i.e. when you don’t have enough iron in your body, which can be caused by blood loss or inadequate iron absorption. Some of the main symptoms include fatigue, weakness, dizziness, and headaches. Menstruating women are disproportionately affected by iron-deficiency anemia due to the fact that they lose blood through their periods every month, with about 29% of non-pregnant women worldwide being affected. So if you’re not getting enough iron via your diet to make up for the iron lost via menstruation, you could end up with anemia.

Why you should eat the apple core

Mercola – Apples’ antioxidant power is contained in the peel. However, recent research shows the core of the apple contains plenty of beneficial bacteria (probiotics).

A typical apple contains about 100 million bacteria. Organic apples have far greater diversity compared to conventional apples, and contain higher amounts of bacteria that enhance flavor.

Organic apples were the only ones found to contain Lactobacilli, bacteria that break down sugars associated with healthy digestion, robust immune function and even mental health.

Conventional apples were found to contain Escherichia coli and Shigella — two Enterobacteriaceae species associated with foodborne illness, as both produce potent shigatoxin. Neither of these species was found in organic apples

Bacterial colonization of fruit begins at pollination, and the ultimate composition of a fruit’s microbiota is actually influenced by the microbial community found in the pollen

Here’s an alarming fact: Over 90% of medications can trigger allergic reactions

NaturalNews – When experiencing an allergic reaction, many people’s first thought is that it must be connected to something they ate. While it is true the food allergies are on the rise, there is another potential culprit that many people often overlook: medication.

One big reason many people fail to make the connection is because they aren’t aware that many medications contain inactive ingredients that can be problematic. In fact, a recent study carried out by Massachusetts researchers found that more than 90 percent of medications can trigger allergic reactions in people on account of their inactive ingredients.

Given their allergic potential, you might be wondering why manufacturers include these ingredients in their pills in the first place. Some are there to make your body absorb the drug more easily or stabilize the compound used to make it, while others are used to make a medication taste or look better.

The formulation of some drugs contains ingredients that have been derived from wheat products, which can be very problematic for people who are allergic to gluten. In fact, it was a person with Celiac disease’s serious reaction to the acid suppressant omeprazole that inspired the study in the first place.

The researchers found that 93 percent of all medications contain allergens such as lactose, peanut oil and dyes. Nearly every one of the pills studied contained ingredients that some people cannot tolerate, like lactose, while more than half also have FODMAP sugars that can cause digestive problems in those with issues like irritable bowel syndrome. For some types of drugs, there are few, if any, alternatives that don’t contain certain allergy-triggering inactive ingredients.

Good News

New Research Shows Children Need Grandparents More Than We Thought

Uplifting Today – New studies have shown that children need grandparents more than it was previously thought they did.

The studies showed that not only are kids with grandparents happier, they are healthier physically as well. On top of that, grandparents are great babysitters who can help lighten the load for parents who need a break. They have tons of experience raising children, so they are able to deal with all kinds of parenting situations.

We’ve compiled a few reasons why grandparents are so badly needed. Scroll through these, and you’ll end up appreciating your grandparents even more!

Since grandparents have so much life experience, they are able to share tons of nuggets of wisdom with us. Grandparents can help their grandchildren become more productive adults by helping them avoid making the same mistakes they did when they were younger.

They link us to our family history.

Grandparents can help us learn more about our family history by telling us about long gone relatives who we never got to meet. Through our grandparents, we all have the opportunity to get connected to our family history like never before.

They can be excellent friends
Grandparents don’t have to be as strict as parents do, which makes it easier for us to be friends with them. While parents have to worry about disciplining their kids, grandparents are free to just have fun with them.

They care for your needs.

You always know that you will never go hungry at your grandparents’ house. Grandparents just love spoiling their grandkids, which makes it even more fun to be around them.

Endless unconditional love

Best of all, grandparents give us the kind of unconditional love that only a grandma or grandpa can give. Sadly, many grandkids don’t realize just how important their grandparents are until it’s too late. If you’re lucky enough to have a grandparent still living, give him or her a call today!

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