Study: CBD From Marijuana May ‘Reset’ The Brain To Counteract Symptoms Of Psychosis (Source forbes.com)
Cannabidiol (CBD), the non-intoxicating compound in marijuana, continues drawing attention as a potential treatment for disorders and illnesses ranging from epilepsy to cancer. Now a new brain imaging study suggests that a single dose of CBD can reduce symptoms of psychosis by “resetting” activity in three brain areas. If replicable, the study offers the first evidence-based explanation for how CBD works in the brain to counteract psychosis, with results that could help generate new treatments.
Psychosis is not a single condition or disorder, but is rather a symptom of other disorders characterized by detachment from reality. Seeing, hearing or believing things that aren’t real, including hallucinations, is typical of a psychotic episode. While the exact causes of psychosis aren’t known, it’s thought to be triggered by mental illness, trauma, substance abuse and extreme stress. Even lack of sleep can spark an episode. While psychosis is most often associated with schizophrenia, it actually affects a much larger segment of the population. At least 100,000 people a year experience their first onset of psychosis in the U.S., according to the National Institute of Mental Health.
What is The 25th Amendment? Anonymous NYT Op-Ed Reports Trump Cabinet Whispering About Invoking Rule (Source newsweek.com) In a scathing anonymous op-ed written by a senior official inside the Trump administration, the author wrote that the president’s cabinet has whispered about invoking the 25th Amendment, which would jumpstart the lengthy process of removing Donald Trump from the Oval Office. “Given the instability many witnessed, there were early whispers within the cabinet of invoking the 25th Amendment, which would start a complex process for removing the president,” the author wrote in the piece, which was published on Wednesday by The New York Times.
The source goes on to write that “no one wanted to precipitate a constitutional crisis. So we will do what we can to steer the administration in the right direction until—one way or another—it’s over.”
The 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states that if the people in the president’s innermost circle, the cabinet, believe that the commander-in-chief is unfit to hold office something can be quickly done to legally remove them from office. The amendment, proposed by Congress and ratified by the states after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, details the procedure for replacing a president or vice president in the event of death, resignation, removal or incapacitation. The amendment can be carried out whenever the vice president and a majority of the sitting cabinet members decide that the president is declared “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”
‘EU COULD COLLAPSE!’ French minster says Brussels ‘CRIPPLED by doubt’ amid far-right rise (Source express.co.uk) FRENCH European Affairs Minister Nathalie Loiseau yesterday warned the European project was at a crossroads and at risk of falling apart if far-right, populist parties expand their power in the European parliament next year. he centrist official said that “only Europeans” were blind to the attractiveness of the Brussels bloc, which she said “no fewer than 10 countries” wanted to join.
Mrs Loiseau told students at Paris’ Sciences Po university: “We are at one of those pivotal moments in the history of European construction, which finds itself at a crossroads. [The European project] could collapse.
“It is a construction which isn’t over … [Europe’s future] has not been written in advance.” France’s young President Emmanuel Macron is pushing the concept of more Europe and more integration, but his plans are being stalled by the rising tide of euroscepticism sweeping western democracies.
Russia WARNING – Putin preparing to ATTACK area in Syria occupied by US troops (Source express.co.uk)
RUSSIA has sent two stark warnings to the US this week, claiming it is prepared to attack an area where dozens of US troops are currently located, US defence officials have revealed. Russia says there are already militants in an area, which is protected by the US military. Officials claimed the US-led anti-ISIS coalition base at Al Tanf could be a risk.
Al-Tanf is a military base located 24km to the west from the al-Tanf border crossing between Syria and Iraq in Homs Governorate. Given its location, the base constitutes a strategic point for the US, but Iran and Russia are competing for influence in the area. One US defence official told CNN: “We have absolutely advised them to stay out of At Tanf.
“We are postured to respond.
“The United States does not seek to fight the government of Syria or any groups that may be providing it support.
“However, if attacked, the United States will not hesitate to use necessary and proportionate force to defend US, coalition or partner forces.”
Canada and U.S. Meet as Trump Moves Ahead With Mexico Trade Deal (Source nytimes.com) A day after President Trump threatened to exclude Canada from a revised North American Free Trade Agreement, top Canadian officials raced to Washington and said they were moving “full steam ahead” to try to reach a compromise that could save the trilateral pact. “This is a really big deal,” Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s foreign minister, said on Tuesday after meeting with the United States trade representative. “We are encouraged by the progress that the U.S. and Mexico have made, particularly on cars and labor,” she said, adding that those concessions were “going to be valuable for workers in Canada and the United States.” The last-ditch discussions come as Canada faces an ultimatum from the Trump administration, which has promised to ink a trade deal with Mexico in days and leave Canada from the pact. Ms. Freeland, who cut short a trip to Europe to fly to Washington, must now decide by Friday whether to join a revised pact that has been a source of contentious negotiations for a year or allow her country to be cast out of an agreement that has been critical to its economy. “We will, as we have done throughout this negotiation, stand up for the Canadian national interest and for Canadian values while looking for areas where we can find a compromise,” she said, before heading to meet with Mexican officials.
Watch China debut an ICBM that can hit the US with multiple nuclear warheads (Source Business Insider UK)
At a parade touting “http://www.businessinsider.com/china-military-parade-superior-to-us-by- Beijing’s massive military might on the 90th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Liberation Army, China rolled out it’s newest intercontinental ballistic missile, the DF-31AG.
Unlike the DF-31 before it, the DF-31AG boasts a range extended to above 6,800 miles, which means that most of the continental US is in range, missilethreat.csis.org/china-unveils-new-df-31ag-icbm according to the Center for International and Strategic Studies.
Additionally, the DF-31AG can carry multiple nuclear warheads, or even a conventional warhead. As Zhou Chenming, a military observer based in Beijing, china-gives-glimpse-advanced-missile-and-launch-system told the South China Morning Post: “We’re not in the cold war anymore, extremely powerful weapons like nuclear missiles are no longer the mainstream. We’ll still keep our nuclear strength, but when we face some regular threats we don’t need to use nuclear warheads to attack, but will resort to some conventional warheads instead.” Another upgrade to the survivability and lethality of the missile comes from the truck that carries it. Like the DF-31, it’s mobile and therefore can evade attacking forces, hide, and fire from surprising locations. But unlike the previous model, the DF-31AG can actually go off road, further complicating any plans to neutralize China’s nuclear might.
Johnny Depp: Donald Trump would be ‘the actual last president of the United States’ (Source Yahoo)
Johnny Depp says if Donald Trump becomes president, he’ll be the last commander in chief to inhabit the White House. “Here’s the thing,” Depp told a London television reporter on Wednesday. “If Donald Trump is elected president of the United States, in a kind of historical way it’s exciting because we will see the actual last president of the United States. It just won’t work after that.” It isn’t the first time Depp has offered his take on the presumptive Republican nominee. The Oscar-nominated actor — who was in London to promote his latest film, “Alice Through the Looking Glass” Johnny-depp-trump-funny-or-die-movie-video-160120350.html” portrayed Trump in Funny or Die’s mini-biopic, Johnny-depp-trump-funny-or-die-movie-video.” Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie.” The 50-minute faux film, which borrowed its name from Trump’s 1987 bestselling business advice book, was shot over four days in December and released online in February following Trump’s first primary victory. Depp, who portrayed James “Whitey” Bulger in last year’s “Black Mass,” reportedly brought a team of makeup artists to transform himself into the controversial real estate mogul. “I approached Donald Trump as what you kind of see in him when you really watch him,” Depp said in March. “There’s a pretense; there’s something created about him in the sense of bullydom. “But what he is, I believe, is a brat,” Depp added. “He’s a brat.” Trump, for his part, said he wasn’t offended by Depp’s portrayal. Trump, a former reality television star, is regularly skewered on late night talk shows and “Saturday Night Live.” “I know the business,” he said in February. “I know the game, and I’m not offended.”
How Russia Is Preparing for World War III (Source globalresearch.ca) The Russians all see that the US power is on the decline and that the dollar will, sooner or later, gradually or suddenly, lose its role as the main reserve and exchange currency on the planet (this process has already begun). Simply put – unless the US finds a way to dramatically change the current international dynamic the Empire will collapse. The Russians believe that what the Americans are doing is, at best, to use tensions with Russia to revive a dormant Cold War v2 and, at worst, to actually start a real shooting war in Europe. So a declining Empire with a vital need for a major crisis, a spineless Western Europe unable to stand up for its own interest, a subservient Eastern Europe just begging to turn into a massive battlefield between East and West, and a messianic, rabidly russophobic rhetoric as the background for an increase in military deployments on the Russian border. Is anybody really surprised that the Russians are taking all this very, very serious even if right now the military threat is basically non-existent? So let us now examine the Russian reaction to Empire’s stance. First, the Russians want to make darn sure that the Americans do not give in into the illusion that a full-scale war in Europe would be like WWII which saw the US homeland only suffer a few, tiny, almost symbolic, attacks by the enemy. Russia needed some kind of weapon which would truly strike fear into the Pentagon and White House in the way the famous RS-36 Voevoda (aka SS-18 “Satan” in US classification) did during the Cold War. The SS-18, the most powerful ICBM ever developed, was scary enough. The RS-28 “Sarmat” ( HYPERLINK “https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RS-28_Sarmat” \t “_blank” SS-X-30 by NATO classification) brings the terror to a totally new level. The Sarmat is nothing short of amazing. It will be capable of carrying 10-15 HYPERLINK “https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiple_independently_targetable_reentry_vehicle” \t “_blank” MIRVed warheads which will be delivered in a so-called “depressed” (suborbital) trajectory and which will remain maneuverable at hypersonic speeds. The missile will not have to use the typical trajectory over the North Pole but will be capable of reaching any target anywhere on the planet from any trajectory. All these elements combined will make the Sarmat itself and its warheads completely impossible to intercept. An “autonomous underwater vehicle” which has advanced navigational capabilities but which can also be remote controlled and steered from a specialized command module. This vehicle can dive as deep as 1000m, at a speed up to 185km/h and it has a range of up to 10’000km. It is delivered by specially configured submarines. The Status-6 system can be used to target aircraft carrier battle groups, US navy bases (especially SSBN bases) and, in its most frighting configuration, it can be used to deliver HYPERLINK “https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobalt_bomb” \t “_blank” high-radioactivity cobalt bombs capable of laying waste to huge expanses of land. The Status-6 delivery system would be a new version of the T-15 torpedo which would be 24m long, 1,5m wide weigh 40 tons and capable of delivering a 100 megaton warhead which would make it twice as powerful as the most powerful nuclear device ever detonated, the Soviet HYPERLINK “https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsar_Bomba” \t “_blank” Czar-bomb (57 megatons). Hiroshima was only 15 kilotons. Keep in mind that most of the USA’s cities and industrial centers are all along the coastline which makes them extremely vulnerable to torpedo based attacks (be it Sakharov’s proposed “ HYPERLINK “https://www.facebook.com/john.bengtson.9/posts/10202519228606552” \t “_blank” Tsunami bomb” or the Status-6 system). And, just as in the case of the Iskander-M or the Sarmat ICBM, the depth and speed of the Status-6 torpedo would make it basically invulnerable to incerception.
Delaware State Professor Says U.S. Defense Department Created Ebola Outbreak (Source bossip.com) According to Dr. Cyril Broderick, a professor of agriculture at Delaware State University, the U.S. Department of Defense is responsible for the outbreak of Ebola that is ravaging Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, West Africa. The Liberian Observer published an article by the Liberian-born professor which some find not only controversial, but decidedly conspiratorial, because he blames a secret battle between the U.S. and Soviet spies which led to the manufacture of devastating viruses. He also claims that AIDS and similar viruses such as Ebola are the result of genetically-modified organisms which are not found in bats as some so called specialists have claimed. The professor also claims that after these diseases had been genetically engineered, the Department of Defense tested it on human subjects in Zaire. He adds that the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) was responsible for testing these secret bio weapons in the pretense of trying to find a vaccine against Ebola. Broderick calls on the African people and other affected countries to pursue criminal and civil action against several countries for their “detestable and devilish deeds.” He cites Canada, France, the U.S. and the U.K as all being complicit in the spreading of this killer disease. Finally the outraged professor demands that these developed countries face up to their moral and financial obligations and assist the countries that are facing devastating results from the outbreak. He demands that Africans must never again be used as guinea pigs in the pretense of helping find a vaccine for that which may be plaguing them. Professor Broderick is not alone in his accusations. Min. Louis Farrakhan has also stated that the Ebola virus was manufactured, primarily to kill people of color. The US government also has a very long history of performing unethical medical experiments on disenfranchised people around the world. So, if the Ebola virus did come from the hands of the US federal government, it would not be the first time this sort of thing has occurred.
White House accuses Russia of violating Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (Source RT)
United States President Barack Obama has formally accused his Russian counterpart of violating a 1987 nuclear weapons treaty, the White House said on Tuesday. Pres. Obama wrote Russia’s Vladimir Putin, White House press secretary John Earnest said during a routine briefing Tuesday afternoon, informing him that the US has determined that Russia has violated the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, a pact signed by Presidents Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev nearly 30 years ago.“The United States has determined that the Russian Federation is in violation of its obligations under the INF treaty not to possess, produce or flight test a ground-launched cruise missile with a range capability of 500 kilometers to 5,500 kilometers or to possess or produce launchers of such missiles,” the Times said the report would read.