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What Happens When You Keep Your Pet Parrot In a Drug Lab

This parrot named Lollibaby was a pet at a drug lab home

A parrot called Lollibaby was a pet at a drug lab in Tennessee. Methamphetamine was cooked at this home.


During a drug raid, Lollibaby was found with all her feathers fallen out due to living in close proximity to the toxic chemicals

During a drug raid, Lollibaby was found with all her feathers fallen out due to living in close proximity to the toxic chemicals.

A parrot who was rescued from a meth house is slowly recovering after living in close proximity to the toxic chemicals caused all her feathers to fall out.


Lollibaby was found with all her feathers fallen out due to living in close proximity to the toxic chemicals.

Lollibaby is now on the road to recovery at the One Stop Pet Shop in Tennessee, US

Joseph Clapp, who works at the pet store, said, “We’re trying to get her back to health. It’s going to be 6-8 months, and it may take longer than that because we’re just not sure.”


Employees at the store say the cockatoo’s appetite is getting better by the day and they have moved her to a larger cage.

Meth effects on human beings, illustrated with “before” and “after” photos:


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Why is methamphetamine so addictive? It causes the body to release 10 times its normal level of dopamine (the brain’s pleasure chemical)

A leading drug tester says methamphetamine, the dangerous drug commonly known as ice, is making its way into Bowen Basin mine camps as more miners seek a “cheap cocaine” high.

It also prompts a rush of norepinephrine, or adrenaline. All that boosts a users heart rate, breathing and blood pressure. It erases rational decision-making as well as the body’s cravings for food and sleep.


In the long term, meth causes increased heart rate & blood pressure; damaged blood vessels in the brain that can cause strokes or an irregular heartbeat that can, in turn, cause cardiovascular collapse or death.

‘Lollibaby’ the bird slowly recovering from meth house

A cockatoo rescued from a meth house in Morgan County made world headlines last September. Lollibaby, the white female bird, lost most of her feathers in her former home.

Six months have passed and Lollibaby remains in the care of a Roane County pet store. One Stop Pet Shop in downtown Rockwood rescued and has custody of the cockatoo.

Lollibaby has grown new feathers on her back and can fully open her wings. She has also become a great dancer.

The story WBIR first published on Lollibaby reached far and wide.

“This is the sock buddy. There’s a lady in Boston that makes them.  She sends them to us because she has to stay warm. She has to keep a core temperature of 102 to 104 degrees at all times,” said Charles McPherson of One Stop Pet Shop.

Lollibaby still has a lot of missing feathers on her chest. Eventually, the pet shop believes she may grow those back.

One Stop Pet Shop is working to raise awareness of the impact meth has on animals. You may purchase your shirt and meet Lollibaby at the pet shop located at 109 South Front Street in Downtown Rockwood.

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A bowl of curry a day can keep your heart healthy

Image: A bowl of curry a day can keep your heart healthy – Nutrition Journal study

(Natural News) If you want to improve your heart health, consider eating at least one bowl of curry every day.

According to a study published in Nutrition Journal, one culinary serving of curry made with various spices can help dilate the arteries and “[prevent] the cardiovascular harms associated with eating common foods.”

Aside from enhancing the flavor of various dishes, certain spices are also potent medicinal agents. Some spices may even help alleviate the harmful side effects of foods that we usually consume.

A curry is often made with different spices and used as a sauce for dishes. The study used a traditional Japanese recipe that included eight herbs: Clove, coriander, cumin, garlic, ginger, onion, red pepper, and turmeric.

In the study, researchers observed 14 healthy male subjects. The participants had an average age of 45 and they were fed either a single serving of curry or a spice-free control meal (180 grams [g] of curry or control and 200 g of cooked rice, which had about 500 kilocalories [kcal] in total). The researchers then examined what happened to the subjects’ blood vessels before and after they consumed either meal.

Data from post-meal measurements of the blood ability to pass through the blood vessels ( or postprandial flow-mediated vasodilation [FMD]) and other criteria, eating curry increased blood flow through the blood vessels (increased FMD). Meanwhile, eating the curry-free control meal resulted in a decrease in blood flow (decreased FMD).

The results of the test helped the researchers determine that curry prevented the negative effects of the meal due to post-meal “endothelial function.” This means that curry prevented the inner lining/endothelium of the blood vessels from contracting and restricting normal blood flow throughout the cardiovascular system.

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The researchers posited that the antioxidant properties of the spices could be behind this health benefit. They explained that the spices could be “blunting” any blood sugar and/or oxidative stress that may occur after the meal.

Eating curry can mitigate postprandial endothelial dysfunction and it can even prevent heart conditions such as atherosclerosis and other conditions like diabetes mellitus. Even though atherosclerosis, or the “hardening of the arteries,” may take decades to develop, this condition doesn’t usually have any symptoms, making it hard to diagnose the condition.

When an individual has atherosclerosis, they may experience a pathological process called endothelial dysfunction, which starts when the blood vessels are unable to fully relax when faced with stressors such as dietary incompatibilities (like wheat) or psychological (like stress) along with the damage caused by these factors.

Heart disease is the number one killer around the world, and further studies can glean further proof of the benefits of certain medicinal spices used in curry. Turmeric, one of the spices in curry, offers significant benefits for heart health. Meanwhile, garlic can help clear plaque from the arteries. Garlic can also help lower the blood pressure of hypertensive patients.

Instead of ordering pizza for dinner today, try to make a batch of heart health-boosting curry instead.

Fast facts on curry

  • Japanese curry was introduced to Japan by the British during the Meiji period (1868-1912). However, during this time India was still under colonial rule so curry was deemed a “Western” influence in the Asian country even though the dish was originally from the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia.
  • During the Meiji period, Japanese naval officers first tasted curries when they had dinners with their British counterparts. Since these curries were imported from India, most modern varieties of Japanese curry share characteristics with Anglo curry, which uses curry powder.
  • Since Japanese curries are based on Anglo curry, they are often mild and sweet. Japanese curry isn’t as spicy as curries from other cuisines, hence their popularity in Japan.
  • Curry is considered the national dish of Japan, alongside other favorites like ramen, sushi, and miso soup.

You can read more articles about curry and other foods that can improve your cardiovascular health at Food.news. Check the latest research on turmeric, an ingredient in curry, at Turmeric.news.

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Tesla Executives Keep Leaving in Droves – WTF is Going On?

In this podcast, I rant quickly about the quality of the train stations in Philadelphia, where I live. At about 10:00 on, I start to address the question of what the fuck is possibly going on at Tesla – which saw yet another key executive reportedly leave the company. At a time where regulatory safety scrutiny is at all time highs with Tesla, it was reported that “executive Matthew Schwall, who had been the director of field performance engineering, has left the company for Waymo, as the NTSB investigates multiple crashes involving Tesla vehicles.” Schwall was said to be the key point of contact between Tesla and safety regulators. In addition, another executive at the company is taking a “leave of absence”. What continues to cause these executive departures? Could it be morale? Do people on the inside at Tesla know that the yellow brick road could soon be ending?

Philadelphia train station rant is from 0:00-10:00.

Tesla discussion begins at 10:00.


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Las Vegas police seek to keep 14 search warrants pertaining to the massacre sealed

If there are no living defendants being investigated then why all of the secrecy?

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is seeking to keep 14 search warrants pertaining to the October 1 massacre sealed as news agencies and the general public demand answers.

“It’s unclear why the authorities want to keep those warrants hidden,” Fox News’s Tucker Carlson reported. “At least officially there are no living defendants being investigated in that case so it doesn’t make a lot of sense.”

Carlson plans to provide an update on the matter Friday on his show “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

Featured Image: Screenshot via LasVegasNow.com
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Texe Marrs : President Trump—Will He Keep His Promises?

New President Trump made a number of promises during his campaign for President. Most all Presidents lie and do not keep their promises. But, is Trump different? Will he surprise us all and keep his word? What about the wall, immigration, the economy and trade, oil and coal, the climate hoax, etc.?


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Why FBI Suspects Keep Attacking Americans

Why does the Obama administration keep failing to thwart Muslim terrorist attacks in the U.S. after receiving apparently good intelligence warning of those attacks?

It turns out that Americans keep turning in budding Muslim terrorists to the Obama administration and the administration keeps on doing nothing. Image result for FBI SuspectsFor example, the alleged mastermind of the weekend pressure-cooker bombing in New York City was turned in by his own father but the Federal Bureau of Investigation failed to do much of anything about him.

These intelligence failures have become a recurrent theme in the Obama era, with deadly results. Excluding the events of the last few days, there have been 89 Muslim terrorist plots and attacks in the United States since Sept. 11, 2001 and 25 of those have taken place since the beginning of 2015, according to David Inserra of the Heritage Foundation.

Political correctness: FBI’s inability to do something about Rahami before he acted

Counterterrorism expert Sebastian Gorka, vice president at the Institute of World Politics, blamed political correctness for the FBI’s inability to do something about Rahami before he acted.

“There are certain sensitivities,” Gorka said on the “O’Reilly Factor” last night.

“A certain political matrix is being forced upon our operators and investigators,” he said. Usually this kind of political pressure originates not from the FBI, but from the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, he said.

The FBI is also hindered by inadequate human resources, Gorka said. There are reportedly 900 active terrorist investigations in all 50 states and the bureau can only do so much, he said.

The FBI has indeed been handcuffed in terrorist investigations by President Obama whose administration has worked with terrorist front groups like the Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). The law enforcement agency has also become increasingly politicized in the Obama era.

The pressure-cooker terrorist was apprehended after he injured a score of New Yorkers on the weekend but not through brilliant police work. He was caught during a shootout with cops.

Ahmad Khan Rahami, a.k.a. Ahmad Rahimi, was charged yesterday with use of weapons of mass destruction and bombing a place of public use. Rahami was born in Afghanistan but became a U.S. citizen.

Prosecutors say Rahami planted a pipe bomb and triggering cellphone Saturday morning in Seaside Park, N.J., before a scheduled U.S. Marine Corps charity run. Later that day he placed a pressure cooker bomb in the Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan that the complaint states caused injuries and “multiple-million dollars of property damage across a 650-foot crime scene.” Twenty-nine people were wounded. He was previously charged with multiple counts of attempted murder of police officers and other offenses arising from a gun battle when he was captured Monday.

Police also discovered and safely detonated a pipe bomb at a train station in Elizabeth, N.J. Although it is unclear if Rahami is connected to that bomb, his family did sue the city of Elizabeth in 2011 claiming harassment and religious discrimination related to their family restaurant, First American Fried Chicken.

Rahami came to the attention of the FBI two years ago when his father suspected his son was involved in terrorism. Mohammad Rahami told reporters he contacted federal authorities after Ahmad stabbed Nasser, another one of his sons, and attacked another family member, which led to a criminal investigation.

The FBI apparently performed a superficial examination of the case at the time.

“In August 2014, the F.B.I. initiated an assessment of Ahmad Rahami based upon comments made by his father after a domestic dispute that were subsequently reported to authority,” the agency said in a press release. “The F.B.I. conducted internal database reviews, interagency checks, and multiple interviews, none of which revealed ties to terrorism.”

It would seem the fact that Rahami made a three-month trip to Quetta, Pakistan, in 2011, and visited Quetta again during an 11-month trip beginning in 2013, were ignored by the FBI. Quetta is a Taliban stronghold and a hotbed of Salafi jihadism.

Obama blamed America for the world’s problems as he jabbed at Trump’s promise to secure the border, crack down on illegal aliens, and change our asylum policies

About two miles from the Chelsea attack, President Obama gave a speech at the United Nations in which he said the U.S. should take more immigrants like Rahami and implicitly attacked GOP candidate Donald Trump. Obama blamed America for the world’s problems as he jabbed at Trump’s promise to secure the border, crack down on illegal aliens, and change our asylum policies.

“The world is too small for us to simply be able to build a wall,” Obama said. “We have to open our hearts and do more to help refugees who are desperate for a home,” he said. He added, “today a nation ringed by walls would only imprison itself.”

Image result for mexico security wallObama also suggested that Americans and Europeans are racist for not wanting to be swamped by outsiders from hostile cultures. “And in Europe and the United States, you see people wrestle with concerns about immigration and changing demographics, and suggesting that somehow people who look different are corrupting the character of our countries,” he said.

Meanwhile, Rahami isn’t the first Islamic terrorist law enforcement agencies have failed to do anything about after receiving tips.

Omar Mir Siddique Mateen, who in June killed 49 innocent victims at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., was reported to the FBI in 2014. The massacre has been called the worst mass shooting in American history and the worst domestic terrorist attack since 9/11. Mateen, shot dead by police during the episode, had been under FBI investigation.

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack after it took place. Mateen himself “claimed allegiance to the Islamic State and praised the Boston Marathon bombers,” before being killed by police on the scene, the New York Times reported at the time.

In December 2015, President Obama ignored FBI-procured evidence that the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, Calif., was an Islamic terrorist operation and ordered federal officials to mislead the public about the true nature of the assault.

Although the FBI knew immediately that the mass-casualty event was a Muslim terrorist attack, Obama and FBI Director James Comey reportedly clashed over why Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, opened fire Farook’s municipal government workmates, leaving 14 dead. They left a trail of social media evidence that went unused before the attack.

Whistleblower Phil Haney, an investigator who helped to create the Department of Homeland Security, revealed the government shut down a database he created that might have helped to prevent the attack. Haney says he looked into groups that had ties to Farook and Malik as far back as 2012. But civil rights officials accused him of unfairly profiling Muslims, removed his security clearance, and destroyed the data he collected. (Haney tells his story in Trevor Loudon’s powerful new documentary film about leftist and jihadist influence in the U.S. government, The Enemies Within.)

And don’t forget the 2013 Boston Marathon bombers, Tamerlan and Dzhokar Tsarnaev. The FBI had been investigating Tamerlan and Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) warned the Obama administration about his jihadist sympathies.

But Barack Obama doesn’t like reality intruding on his preferred narrative. Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims have to be given the benefit of the doubt in his view.


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The Walls Are to Keep You In

Trump Wants Border Wall, but Britain Is Building One in France  …  The U.K. government has announced plans to begin constructing a 13-foot concrete roadside barrier at the French port of Calais, where truck drivers have been targeted by migrants trying to sneak through the Channel Tunnel. -NBC

berlinwall1Walls are being built in the West not to keep others out but to keep citizens in. They are being erected between nation states in Europe and perhaps in the US too.

One only needs to look at the evolution of the passport system to see the larger, underlying intention. Passports became more common after World War I, and there is some historical speculation that Communist Russia led the way in trying to keep track of visitors.

In any event, the passport system came more formally into being after World War II – along with increased formalization of Interpol.

One can therefore argue that the passport/visa combination has only been part of everyday travel for less than 75 years worldwide.

Even in the 1800s, people traveled from country to country without much interference. Being asked for papers was seen as something of an insult.

The European Union was supposed to reduce or eliminate travel documents but that’s not happening. Instead, as a result of terrorist attacks and now Brexit, the Schengen agreement is degenerating. European states are returning to more intensive document checking between countries that supposedly had done away with such policies.

The NBC article (above) adds that several European countries have already put barbed wire walls in place. In Hungary, prime minister, Viktor Orban has started a wall to keep out Syrian refugees. This takes the place of a “tall fence” that has already been erected.

And then there is this, recently, from Carnegie:

How to Build a More Flexible EU After Brexit …

EU leaders cannot agree on major structural reforms in the next months before the Treaty of Rome celebration. In this period, it makes sense to focus on immediate deliverables to address burning issues, such as terrorism and border management, and show the public that political leaders can deliver common responses.

Current initiatives, like strengthening the counterterrorism capacity of the EU’s law enforcement agency Europol and implementing a new border and coastguard agency, are worthwhile to bring the member states back together and demonstrate the added value of the union in ensuring security.

Europe’s investigative agency Europol is apparently implementing strengthened border and coastguard operations. European states are fortifying borders with barbed wire, fences or smooth, concrete walls as well.

One can argue that these moves are legitimate actions to counter out-of-control immigration but much of the immigration is from the Middle East as a result of US initiated wars.

In other words, the immigration that has commenced is the product of Western actions. Additionally, European politicians have not previously taken strong actions in many cases to damp the overwhelming immigration. Obviously it is policy not to oppose it.

One can easily argue – as we have – that the immigration is intended to remove cultural cohesion in Europe’s many tribal-bounded countries. This is to make nation-states less resistant to a larger union, a United States of Europe in other words.

The idea now seems to be to pursue a more powerful political union while creating and re-expanding divisions between nation states.

It is easier, perhaps, to control individual countries (even within a larger union) if travel is less available and more onerous.

Image result for strengthened bordersIf we accept this approach, then it becomes easier to conclude that the EU was actually created in order to fragment. This in turn gives authorities the justification to create a closer union while reducing the ease of travel within countries.

The larger intention of Western elites, one can speculate, is to further centralize large regions from a political and economic standpoint while fragmenting ease-of-travel within them

Conclusion: From this perspective, walls and strengthened borders are not being erected to keep people out but to hamper inter-regional travel and to keep people hemmed in. Historically speaking, borders and walls are just as much about control of indigenous populations as their protection.

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Give People a Universal Income to Keep Them Quiet While Global Government Grows

Globalization and its New Discontents … Fifteen years ago, I wrote a little book, entitled Globalization and its Discontents, describing growing opposition in the developing world to globalizing reforms. It seemed a mystery: people in developing countries had been told that globalization would increase overall wellbeing. So why had so many people become so hostile to it? – Project Syndicate, Joseph Stiglitz

Joseph Stiglitz is concerned about why people are hostile to the idea of gigantic, impersonal and rapacious governments stealing from them while telling them what to do.

Governments don’t work on any level. But global government is worst of all. It will deliver ruin, mass incarceration and ultimately genocide.

Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

But Stiglitz is a world famous economist, so he has better ideas.


Now, globalization’s opponents in the emerging markets and developing countries have been joined by tens of millions in the advanced countries.

… Can the open global economy be saved from populist challengers – and from itself? … How can something that our political leaders – and many an economist – said would make everyone better off be so reviled?

Maybe because people don’t trust politicians and economists and increasingly see ways they cloak their own venal malevolence in the rhetoric of “universal good.”

The world is in a quasi-depression. The gradual diminishment of the global economy is only livened here and there by the West’s endless, serial wars now playing out mostly in the Middle East, but no doubt to be expanded over time.

For Stiglitz, the solution is not to decrease technocratic control so much has to increase the benefits associated with it.

The idea is that people see substantial benefits from technocratic authoritarianism, they will be more likely to accept it, or at least tolerate it.

And that apparently would make Stiglitz happy.

He mentions a book on this subject called Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization, by Branko Milanovic

[It] provides some vital insights, looking at the big winners and losers in terms of income over the two decades from 1988 to 2008. Among the big winners were the global 1%, the world’s plutocrats …

… The failure of globalization to deliver on the promises of mainstream politicians has surely undermined trust and confidence in the “establishment.”

He then mentions his own book, in which he conveniently advances a solution to the disparity he’s analyzed.

Now, as I point out in my recent book Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy, the rules of the game need to be changed again – and this must include measures to tame globalization.

The main message of Globalization and its Discontents was that the problem was not globalization, but how the process was being managed.

What’s the practical application of this? We can probably find it in a just-published UK Independent article, HERE:

Universal Basic Income: Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn considering backing radical reforms … “We have to think radically about how we bring about a more just and more equal society in Britain, how we develop policies that achieve that.”

You see? What could diminish antipathy and dissolve resistance more quickly than handing out a lot of money?

The Labor leader has spoken of his support for the measure, which would see every person in the UK given a minimum monthly financial sum.

The sum would be designed to give everyone a basic minimum standard of living including those who are out of work, with people who are working earning their salary in addition to the sum.

While once seen as a radical reform, the idea is gaining traction internationally and Norway and Ontario in Canada are to pilot schemes to test it.

We’ve spoken out against a universal basic income on numerous occasions, calling it immoral HERE and HERE in a profound way. It’s basically a bribe to ensure people won’t complain while those at the top continue to build their world empire.

Once such a corporatist, global environment is firmly in place with all the attendant authoritarian elements – a global central bank, a global judicial system, a global army and international policing – the mopping up can begin in earnest.

After all, as the Georgia Guidestones point out HERE, the carrying capacity for the earth is around 500 million.

The trick is to get from here to there. To make sure people are pacified while the foundation for the disasters-to-come are built securely around them.

Obviously, the globalists are aware of the push-back occurring, in large part because of what we have called the Internet Reformation.

More and more people are aware of what’s going on and that the worst trends of modernity are being extended internationally at a rapid clip.

Conclusion: But the internationalists have a solution for that. Give everybody money. Print it and hand it out. That will keep people quiet for as long as necessary.

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