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Friday, January 19, 2018

Drink of death: Agra’s dark secret


Drink of death: Agra’s dark secret

Source: India Today | January 18th, 2018 | By Siraj Qureshi
Location: India
     In Patti Pachgai, the overall prevalence of skeletal fluorosis was 21.2 per cent and in some pockets it was as high as 30 per cent. Some residents had also crippling deformities like kyphosis and scoliosis.
The source of drinking water in these villages is primarily hand pumps.


Agra – home to the Taj Mahal plus other Mughal-era monuments – is a magnet for tourists, both domestic as well as foreign.

And besides lugging their cameras, tote bags and ruck sacks tourists carry the ubiquitous water bottles. For among Agra’s darkest secrets is the city’s undrinkable water.

Recently the Agra administration got the water in Agra tested and it was found that in most of the Agra district, the fluoride levels in the water are way higher than the World Health Organization (WHO) standards.

A senior water works official told India Today that in five districts of Uttar Pradesh, the subsoil water has been found to have higher than normal fluoride levels.

The Central government has issued an alert, asking the UP government to take immediate action to resolve this situation.

He said that the affected UP districts include Agra, Ghazipur, Jhansi, Sonbhadra and Varanasi. Earlier Unnao, Raibareli, Firozabad, Mathura and Pratapgarh had also been counted in the fluoride-affected districts.

Since 2009 the National Fluorosis Prevention and Control Programme has been running in UP with the state government operating water-testing laboratories in the initially identified fluoride affected districts.

There has been a growing chorus for more funds to establish labs and buy equipment and reagents; there’s also the need for more manpower.

According to the health department sources, when the fluoride content of water rises above 1-1.5 parts per million (ppm), it starts creating health related issues — fluorosis — in the people drinking this water. This limit has been fixed by the WHO.

Fluorosis damages teeth and bones, according to Dr SK Kalra, a senior physician. He said that the early signs of the disease are vomiting, loss of appetite, flatulence, bloating, yellowing teeth, frequent urination, excessive thirst, joint pain, hunched back and crooked legs among others.

Dr Sushma Singh, deputy director of State Institute of Health and Family Welfare said that the central government has notified five districts that are affected by fluorosis and water-testing labs are being established there, for which budget has been requested under the National Health Mission.

Excessively high fluoride content causes ‘Fluorosis’

To Your Health!

Let the GIC Know You Are Outraged

From:    MTA President Barbara Madeloni
              MTA Vice President Erik J. Champy

To:        All MTA Members

Re:       Let the GIC Know You Are Outraged

The Group Insurance Commission - in what the MTA considers a travesty of government by the administration of Governor Charlie Baker - voted on Thursday to drastically reduce the number of carriers offering health insurance to active and retired state and municipal employees throughout Massachusetts.

The impact of the vote - taken with no public notice on its crucial specifics - is wide-ranging and will have an impact on hundreds of thousands of employees, including many educators, as well as on their families.

The hypocrisy of the action, taken just before the GIC will conduct a series of hearings around the state and after "listening tour" sessions at which the plan was not discussed, is stunning.

And the time is now for MTA members to make their voices heard.

Members are urged to go here for a list of GIC hearing dates - and they are strongly urged to sign up to attend a meeting and tell the commissioners what they think of this outrageous decision.

The secrecy surrounding the vote was astonishing. It was taken with only a few hours' notice even to members of the GIC. The result was eight to five, with two abstentions. MTA member Timothy Sullivan and the four other labor representatives voted against the motion.
 

For active employees, the number of carriers is being cut from six to three: UniCare, Neighborhood Health Plan and Health New England. Participants will no longer be able to sign up for Fallon Health, Tufts Health Plan or Harvard Pilgrim Health Care after July 1.

Medicare carriers were cut from five to two: UniCare and Tufts Health Plan. And for the estimated 10,000 retired municipal teachers in what is known as "Pool 2," UniCare will be the only carrier.

In a further outrage, as noted by the State House News Service: "The GIC anticipates that nearly half of its members will be able to retain their current health plans, while the remaining 200,000-plus members will automatically migrate to new plans and have an opportunity to select a new plan during annual enrollment if they wish."

KIM’S BASE CRUMBLES ?

North Korean nuclear weapons base collapses and falls into the sea near site of tunnel disaster

 

The base is in the same region where 200 workers are rumoured to have died following an implosion at  test site last year

Thursday, January 18, 2018

GEe, what will Amazon do?



GEe, what will Amazon do?
Tuesday, January 17, 2018

Just as GE is set to move into Boston, word comes that the multinational conglomerate that city and state officials wooed here with a multi-million dollar package of tax breaks and
incentives will look nothing like the corporate anchor that was envisioned to launch the Seaport into the future.

Everything coming from GE CEO  John Flannery 
seems dark. Since he took over in August from Jeffrey Immelt, Flannery has cut the company's portfolio and slashed costs to try to right the ship. But stockholders are having none of it. On Tuesday, he announced a $6.2 billion write-off that triggered a 3 percent drop in the stock price, which is down more than 40 percent over the last year in a bull market. That's not the kind of stability Mayor Marty Walsh and Gov. Charlie Baker foresaw when they put their collective heads and purses together to beat out other contenders.

It now raises the question of what will happen with of American capitalism? Fewer breaks out of fear of being burned again?
 

There is some historic context for this but what it shows is that past is prologue only in a willingness to commit public funds for promises that aren't binding. More than 20 years ago, the state passed a series of tax credits to keep Fidelity Investments and other mutual fund companies from moving out of state. The incentives were tied to job growth but the employment mandate was set to sunset after five years and after that, mutual fund firms had carte blanche to take the credits whether they expanded or contracted.

Woof!


DOG LICENSE'S MAY BE PAID ONLINE!

Please contact the Town Clerk @ 978-894-2758 to verify that your dog's rabies is up-to-date before making the payment online.

Athol residents allowed to return home after ice jams spurred evacuation, but river could rise again

Athol residents allowed to return home after ice jams spurred evacuation, but river could rise again

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Theories

Spy vs. Spy

Hawaii - Theater of Operations 
Democrat/Globalist Stronghold
NSA Data Farm
History of Communist Influence
Derrick Watson - Anti-Trump Judge 
Breeding ground of Manchurian Candidate ...Yes or No

January 10 

or
Organize, leverage and/or bribe NSA Muslim Brotherhood moles to expunge 33,000 incriminating emails and other evidence from NSA database before discovery proceedings?

January 13
POTUS -retweets Paul Sperry Tweet siting New York Post story claiming the 33,000 emails may not be missing, forcing Abedin assets play hand too early and haphazardly?

"Mad Dog" Mattis- launches Trident missle with no payload, with at least 30 minutes of flight time to Hawaii, triggering the island's Emergency alert System.

'Devil incarnate': James Woods shreds Bill Clinton and 'sh--hole' foundation

WND EXCLUSIVE

'Devil incarnate': James Woods shreds Bill Clinton and 'sh--hole' foundation

Accuses 'crooked family' of 'destroying' Caribbean nation after devastating earthquake

Actor and producer James Woods is mercilessly scorching former President Bill Clinton as “Haiti’s devil incarnate,” accusing Clinton and his “crooked family” of destroying the poor island nation after it was devastated by a horrific earthquake in 2010.

“This is how #BillClinton and his horrid criminal cohorts destroyed #Haiti,” Woods tweeted Sunday, sharing a video about the issue. “The ONLY ‘s—hole’ part of Haiti was Bill Clinton’s involvement, he and his crooked family. Bill Clinton was Haiti’s devil incarnate.”

image: http://www.wnd.com/files/2018/01/James-Woods-Clinton-TW.jpg
James-Woods-Clinton-TW A man in the video explains:
It’s more than true. The money is more than $6 billion. You see, after the earthquake, countries around the world donate billions of dollars. The amount was much larger than $6 billion, and Bill Clinton was in charge of the money. And not only people around the world but also American celebrities donated a lot of money to rebuild Haiti. And hundreds of homes were destroyed after the earthquake. If you can believe, people are still living under tents. That’s unacceptable.

Not only they held the money, they kept the money. But Haiti has enough resources for them to be very comfortable. Haiti has oil, more oil than Venezuela. Nobody is talking about it. Haiti has gold. We have one of the largest gold mines in the Caribbean. Nobody is saying anything about our gold. Who do you think is in charge of our gold right now? The contract?

Tony Rodham, Hillary Clinton’s brother. He’s got a 26-year contract.

Also, Haiti used to produce our own rice. We didn’t have to buy rice overseas. Bill Clinton destroyed our rice so his brother can sell rice from Arkansas.

They’ve done a lot of things. Right now, if there’s a millionaire or a billionaire who wants to do business in Haiti, they cannot do anything unless they check with the Clintons. The Clintons are the ones running Haiti.

Out of the blue: The scary side of childhood strep

Out of the blue: The scary side of childhood strep


I almost didn’t take my 7-year-old son, Luke, to the doctor right away when he experienced a sudden onset of excessive blinking. He had just started a new school and was having trouble adjusting so I figured the stress of trying to fit in was producing this psychological habit.

I had no idea at the time his tics were the result of a strep infection I never even knew he had. Thankfully, our pediatrician made the correct diagnosis and treatment began immediately. My son was one of the lucky ones.

Kristin Kutz’s daughter, Abigail, came home from her first day of third grade excited and eager to go back. “Best day ever!” she exclaimed. The next day — out of the blue — she cried uncontrollably, insisting she couldn’t go back to school even though she didn’t know why. This dramatic, uncharacteristic behavior kept up for weeks. A nurse eventually found strep in her system.

Extroverted and happy is how Tammy Dalsin described her 10-year-old daughter, Ella, until one November evening — just one week after completing antibiotic treatment for strep. That night — forever burned into Dalsin’s memory — is when Ella abruptly developed strange, obsessive compulsive disorder- or OCD-like behavior, resulting in a four-month nightmare of frustrating doctor visits until finally receiving a diagnosis of PANDAS.

PANDAS stands for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections. PANDAS occurs when a strep infection sets off a misdirected immune response in the child’s brain. Instead of fighting the infection, the immune system attacks the basal ganglia — a part of the brain that controls emotions and movement. This can result in extreme obsessive-compulsive characteristics, tics and other debilitating behavior.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Meetings the Week of January 16, 2018

 
Meetings the Week of January 16, 2018


Tuesday  1/16/18

Elem. School                PCS Town Hall*               6:00 pm
BOS***                       Kamaloht                            6:30 pm
Veterans                       Legion                                6:30 pm
 
Wednesday  1/17/18
Adv. Com.                  PCS Town Hall*                6:00 pm


 
* Pauly Cosentino Sr. Town Hall

*** All Boards/Dept. Meeting at Kamaloht

HUNDREDS of Twitter Employees Paid to View “Everything You Post,” & Private “Sex Messages”

UNDERCOVER VIDEO: HUNDREDS of Twitter Employees Paid to View “Everything You Post,” & Private “Sex Messages”

Monty Tech blindsided by Gardner’s move to shut off funding

Monty Tech blindsided by Gardner’s move to shut off funding

 

Monday, January 15, 2018

Trump and his sh*thole remark: the story nobody is talking about

Trump and his sh*thole remark: the story nobody is talking about

Published: January 13, 2018

Source: Submitted By jon rappoport


Trump and his sh*thole remark: the story nobody is talking about
(Assuming Trump made the remark as reported—he denies it)

You’re not a terrorist.
You aren’t trying to emigrate.
You aren’t a refugee who refuses to assimilate, who feels entitled to abuse his wife in any way he wants to, for any reason.
You’re not a member of the vicious MS-13 gang.
You’re not involved in child sex trafficking.
You’re not making anchor babies.
You’re not a pirate, a kidnapper, a street thug, or a drug dealer.

You’re one of the millions and millions of people who simply live out their lives where they are. You represent a FAR larger population than all the above categories put together.

You and your family call home a tiny shack in a large crowded city in an African country. Your family has existed in the throes of poverty and extreme hunger for many generations.

You drink water that is pumped directly from untreated sewage.
Garbage is strewn in the streets.
Riots and wars erupt from time to time, and so do epidemics, because no one in your neighborhood has a healthy body that can fight off germs.

All around the city there is fertile growing land, but most of it has been taken over by transnational agri-corporations.

I can predict with certainty that the last thing you care about is whether the president of the US has called your country a shithole.

Mike 'Dirty Jobs' Rowe Destroys Woman Who Wants Him Fired For Being "Ultra-Right Wing Conservative"

Mike 'Dirty Jobs' Rowe Destroys Woman Who Wants Him Fired For Being "Ultra-Right Wing Conservative"



Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard slams Trump after false ballistic missile warning: 'He's not taking this threat seriously'

Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard slams Trump after false ballistic missile warning: 'He's not taking this threat seriously'

by | |

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, slammed President Trump on Saturday for “taking too long” to quell escalating tensions with North Korea, minutes after a false ballistic missile warning was sent to residents of her home state.

Gabbard said her constituents “live with the reality of this message popping up on their phones” at any moment because of the rising conflict between the U.S. and Pyongyang.

“Donald Trump is taking too long,” she told CNN. “He's not taking this threat seriously. There's no time to waste.”

Gabbard, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, added that is an urgent need for easily accessable nuclear shelters.

"We've got to get rid of this threat from North Korea. We've got to achieve peace, not play politics. Because this is literally life and death that is at stake, for the people of Hawaii and the people of this country," Gabbard later told MSNBC.

Hawaii residents woke up Saturday morning to a message on their mobile phones and televisions warning of an “inbound” ballistic missile threat.


“Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill,” read the emergency alert.
Within minutes, Gabbard sent out a tweet to say officials confirmed to her that there was no missile threat.
U.S. Pacific Command later confirmed that the warning was sent in error. It was not immediately clear how the alert was approved.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Templeton Economic Development &Industrial Corporation

Templeton Economic Development &Industrial Corporation

The Board of Selectmen is seeking applicants for the Economic Development & Industrial Corporation, which was created on October 10, 2017. Click here to view the Order creating the EDIC. Per the Order, the Board is seeking seven members to serve as the Board of Directors of the corporation. Applicants should be one of the following:
  • One member shall be experienced in industrial development
  • One in financial matters
  • One in real estate matters
  • One in municipal government
  • At least one member representative of low income people who shall be chosen from a list of three submitted by the regional or local community action agency or, where there is no such agency, from a list of three submitted by the department of housing and community development.
Candidates who feel they are qualified under one of the above categories should submit a completed form, letter of interest, and resume' via email, in person or mail (P.O. Box 620, 160 Patriots Road, East Templeton, MA  01438) on or before January 17, 2018, at the close of business (4:30 p.m.) for inclusion in and possible appointment at the meeting of January 22, 2018, at 6:30 p.m.

Applications received after January 17, 2018, may be included at a February meeting if there are still openings after January 22nd's meeting.

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
 
Is this the proposed corporation that was supposed to be voted on at the November Special Town Meeting? Is THIS why the selectmen are scrambling to change town counsel in the middle of the fiscal year? How many town meeting votes will be necessary to correct this boondoggle? Why were there NO informational meetings about this CORPORATION?

Click HERE for the order creating this mess.
Just a small sample of potential issues:

 
Oh Goody! Another town "entity" that can sue or be sued...without the citizens input on this corporation's creation. Oh, yes. It can borrow money from time to time as well. 

What could possibly go wrong?


Not a Penny More !

Not a Penny More !

In case you missed it, this flyer appeared in the Town Clerk's census mailing:

 4. What COULD this mean?

-Enough money for a new Templeton Police cruiser and Highway Department one-ton  truck on a regular basis. (Lease is in the fine print)

Operative word here is "COULD"

Raise your hand, if you think any money raised by a proposed meal tax will be used  for the stated purposes!

Not seeing any hands!

#notapennymore 

And you think Capital Planning and the Audits in Templeton are messed up?

Army Finds $830 Million In "Missing" Helicopters As First Ever Audit Begins



Friday, January 12, 2018

Weather RAIN ! Then ICE!






Lead warning



Lead Warning
 This information is from the Templeton Water Report
Why does the Templeton Water Department  put this warning in its water quality report, but refuses to publish information regarding the water fluoridation chemicals it deliberately adds to Templeton's drinking water?
Fluoride is even worse for pregnant women and young children!



 Contact the Water Department 
TODAY


  

Why People Will Happily Line Up To Be Microchipped Like Dogs

Why People Will Happily Line Up To Be Microchipped Like Dogs

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Democrats Humiliate Themselves With Their Own Study On Illegal Online Gun Sales

Democrats Humiliate Themselves With Their Own Study On Illegal Online Gun Sales

How the DNC screwed Bernie

Court Order Confirms DNC Fraud Lawsuit Appeal Will Proceed

Game Day ! 1.16.18


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Weather News

Weather News

2-3 inches of rain expected Friday into Saturday.

You might want to consider clearing snow away from drains in your area.

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In other weather news-

'Global Warming' In The Sahara Desert: "We Woke Up To See Snow!"

 Residents also awoke to snow in 2016 and 2017.  But this time, they got about 16 inches of the white stuff. 


 
While the actual town of Ain Sefra only saw a few inches of snow, the sand dunes in the desert, which is on the outskirts of the town, were covered.
“We were really surprised when we woke up to see snow again. It stayed all day on Sunday and began melting at around 5 pm,” said Photographer Karim Bouchetata.
When Bouchetata says “again”, the photographer is referring to another snowstorm not long ago. In 2016, the town known as “The Gateway to the Desert” saw deep snow shortly after Christmas and it caused chaos, with passengers stranded on buses after the roads became slippery and icy.
But children made the most of it, sledding down the desert sand dunes and building snowmen.
The cold snap comes as Europe and the United States froze in bitter temperatures. Winter Storm Grayson, battering the US east coast, has seen the sea freeze in Cape Cod, along with the Niagara Falls in stunning scenes.
“Cold air was pulled down south into North Africa over the weekend as a result of high pressure over Europe,” said a spokesman for the Met Office earlier.
“The high pressure meant the cold weather extended further south than normal.”
Ain Sefra is about 3,281 feet above sea level and surrounded by the Atlas Mountains.
The Sahara Desert covers most of Northern Africa and it has gone through shifts in temperature and moisture over the past few hundred thousand years. Although the Sahara is very dry today, it is expected to become green again in about 15,000 years and was green in the past.  This change was blamed on “global warming” or “climate change.”

The Clinton Foundation Swamp Will Drain

The Clinton Foundation Swamp Will Drain

With Trump’s FBI closing in, Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea’s days of false philanthropy are over.

 

BY ZACH HALLER | JANUARY 8, 2017

Things are going downhill fast for the Clinton crime family.



Weeks ago, a Trump administration Executive Order imposed immediate sanctions and asset seizures on the world’s most wicked crooks and warlords, implicating countless individuals in the immediate orbit of Bill and Hillary Clinton. President Donald J. Trump followed the EO with a letter instituting a National Emergency to facilitate the EO’s enforcement, and a proclamation naming January National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.

Since the December 21st EO, it has come to light that the FBI has for months been engaged in an ongoing criminal investigation into the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. Under the guise of philanthropy, the Foundation has served the Clintons as a vehicle to enrich themselves while engaging in extensive political corruption; immediately after taking an oath to serve the American people in 2009, Clinton proceeded to use the Foundation to advance her personal interests in anticipation of the 2016 election, abusing the authority of her office the entirety of her tenure serving as America’s top diplomat during President Barack Obama’s first term in office.
The Hill reports:
FBI agents from Little Rock, Ark., where the foundation was started, have taken the lead in the investigation and have interviewed at least one witness in the last month, and law enforcement officials said additional activities are expected in the coming weeks. […] The probe is examining whether the Clintons promised or performed any policy favors in return for largesse to their charitable efforts or whether donors made commitments of donations in hopes of securing government outcomes.
The probe may also examine whether any tax-exempt assets were converted for personal or political use and whether the foundation complied with applicable tax laws, the officials said.
One witness recently interviewed by the FBI described the session to The Hill as “extremely professional and unquestionably thorough” and focused on questions about whether donors to Clinton charitable efforts received any favorable treatment from the Obama administration.


 .  .  .  
News of the Foundation probe follows the recent departure of several top DOJ and FBI holdovers that had been stonewalling law enforcement in a last-ditch attempt to prevent the Clinton regime from being brought to justice. With the Investigator General nearing the end of its year-long investigation into the politicization of the DOJ and FBI, the Clinton Foundation bombshell is one of many Clinton scandals that just got much, much worse.
The Clinton Foundation investigation is now the third ongoing Federal criminal investigation targeting the twice-failed presidential candidate for wrongdoing leading into the 2016 election.
AP: Over half of Clinton’s private meetings at State were with Foundation donors.
While the FBI’s initial investigation into Clinton’s server was quashed by ex-FBI Director and Clinton crony James Comey during the rigged 2016 primary, Americans have recently learned that Trump’s DOJ has re-opened its investigation into Clinton’s use of a private server and handling of classified material during her time at State. Comey’s original statement closing the 2016 probe — drafted to exonerate Clinton before the investigation was complete — was revealed to have been edited heavily to protect Clinton by removing mentions of evidence of felony and misdemeanor violations of Federal records laws.