The world lost superstar musicians, stars of stage and screen, some of the greatest athletes of all time and larger-than-life political figures in 2016.
Here’s a look at some of the many famous figures who passed away this year. Click through to read full obituaries.
Pat Harrington Jr.
Pat Harrington Jr., 86, the actor and comedian who in the 1950s got attention as a member of Steve Allen’s fabled TV comic troupe and decades later as Dwayne Schneider, the cocky handyman on the long-running sitcom “One Day at a Time,” died on Jan. 6.
David Bowie, 69, the other-worldly musician who broke pop and rock boundaries with his creative musicianship that spanned six decades, striking visuals and a genre-spanning persona he christened Ziggy Stardust, died on Jan. 10.
Rene Angelil, 73, Celine Dion’s husband and manager, who molded her from a French-speaking Canadian ingénue into one of the world’s most successful singers, died on Jan. 14.
Alan Rickman, 69, the classically-trained British stage star and sensual screen villain in the “Harry Potter” saga, “Die Hard” and other films, died on Jan. 14.
Dan Haggerty, 74, the rugged, bearded actor who starred in the film and TV series “The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams,” died on Jan. 15.
Glenn Frey, 67, the rock ‘n’ roll rebel who co-founded the Eagles and helped write such hits as “Hotel California” and “Life in the Fast Lane,” died on Jan. 18.
Abe Vigoda, 94, the character actor whose leathery, sad-eyed face made him ideal for playing the over-the-hill detective Phil Fish in the 1970s TV series “Barney Miller” and the doomed Mafia soldier in “The Godfather,” died on Jan. 26.
Paul Kantner, 74, the founding member of Jefferson Airplane who stayed with the seminal band through its transformation from 1960s hippies to 1970s hit makers as the eventual leader of successor group Jefferson Starship, died on Jan. 28.
Joe Alaskey, 63, a prolific voice actor best known for portraying Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and other beloved “Looney Tunes” characters, died on Feb. 3.
Maurice White, 74, the Earth, Wind & Fire founder whose horn-driven band sold more than 90 million albums, died on Feb. 3.
Dave Mirra, 41, a legend of BMX racing who held the record for the most career medals in the X Games for many years and hosted MTV’s “Real World/Road Rules Challenge” for two seasons, died on Feb 4.
Edgar Mitchell, 85, the Apollo 14 astronaut who became the sixth man on the moon when he and Alan Shepard helped NASA recover from Apollo 13’s “successful failure,” died on Feb. 4.
Denise Katrina Matthews, 57, better known as Prince protege Vanity who sang in girl band Vanity 6 and appeared in the films “The Last Dragon” and “Action Jackson,” died on Feb. 15.
Antonin Scalia, 79, an influential conservative and most provocative member of the U.S. Supreme Court, died on Feb. 13.
George Gaynes, 89, who portrayed an irritable foster parent on the ’80s sitcom “Punky Brewster,” the bewildered commandant in seven “Police Academy” films and a soap opera star with a crush on Dustin Hoffman’s character in drag, in the hit feature comedy “Tootsie,” died on Feb. 15.
Boutros Boutros-Ghali, 93, the veteran Egyptian diplomat who helped negotiate his country’s landmark peace deal with Israel but clashed with the U.S. when he served a single term as U.N. secretary-general, died on Feb. 16.
Angela “Big Ang” Raiola
Angela “Big Ang” Raiola, 55, the raspy-voiced bar owner who gained fame on the reality TV series “Mob Wives,” died on Feb. 18.
Harper Lee, 89, the elusive novelist whose child’s-eye view of racial injustice in a small Southern town, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” became standard reading for millions of young people and an Oscar-winning film, died on Feb. 19.
Umberto Eco, 84, the Italian author who intrigued, puzzled and delighted readers worldwide with his best-selling historical novel “The Name of the Rose,” died on Feb. 19.
Sonny James, 87, the country singer who recorded romantic ballads like “Young Love” and turned pop songs into country hits, died on Feb. 22.
Tony Burton, 78, who played Apollo Creed’s inspirational boxing trainer in the “Rocky” franchise after his own glory days as a young prizefighter, died on Feb. 25.
George Kennedy, 91, the hulking, tough-guy actor who won an Oscar for his portrayal of a savage chain-gang convict in the 1960s classic “Cool Hand Luke,” died on Feb. 28.
Lee Reherman, 49, the former Ivy League football star who shot to fame as the towering, muscular Hawk on the popular 1990s television show “American Gladiators,” died on March 1.
Joey Feek, 40, who with her husband, Rory, formed the award-winning country duo Joey + Rory, died on March 4.
Pat Conroy, 70, the author of “The Great Santini,” ”The Prince of Tides” and other best-sellers, whose novels drew upon his bruising childhood and the vistas of South Carolina, died on March 4.
Nancy Reagan, 94, an actress who became one of the most high-profile and influential first ladies of the 20th century as the wife of President Ronald Reagan, died on March 6.
George Martin, 90, the Beatles’ urbane producer who quietly guided the band’s swift, historic transformation from rowdy club act to musical and cultural revolutionaries, died on March 8.
Keith Emerson, 71, founder and keyboardist of the progressive-rock band Emerson, Lake and Palmer, died on March 11.
Frank Sinatra Jr
Frank Sinatra Jr., 72, who carried on his father’s legacy with his own music career and whose kidnapping as a young man added a bizarre chapter to his father’s legendary life, died on March 16.
Bob Ebeling, 89, the booster rocket engineer who spent decades filled with guilt over not stopping the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger, died on March 21.
Phife Dawg, 45, the lyricist whose witty wordplay was a linchpin of the groundbreaking hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest, died on March 22.
Rob Ford, 46, the pugnacious, populist former mayor of Toronto whose career crashed in a drug-driven, obscenity-laced debacle, died on March 22.
Joe Garagiola, 90, the former former TODAY anchor and baseball player for the St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs and New York Giants, died on March 23.
Garry Shandling, 66, the actor and comedian who masterminded a brand of phony docudrama with “The Larry Sanders Show,” died on March 24.
Jim Harrison, 78, the fiction writer, poet, outdoorsman and reveler who enjoyed mainstream success in middle age with his historical saga “Legends of the Fall,” died on March 26.
Mother Mary Angelica
Mother Mary Angelica, 92, the folksy Roman Catholic nun who used a monastery garage to begin the Catholic TV powerhouse EWTN, died on March 27.
Patty Duke, 69, who won an Oscar as a teen for playing Helen Keller in “The Miracle Worker,” then maintained a long career while battling personal demons, died on March 29.
Erik Bauersfeld, 93, who turned three words from a minor acting role — “It’s a trap!” — into one of the most beloved lines of the “Star Wars” series, died on April 3.
Merle Haggard, 79, the country giant who rose from poverty and prison to international fame through his songs about outlaws, underdogs and an abiding sense of national pride in such hits as “Okie From Muskogee” and “Sing Me Back Home,” died on April 6.
David Gest, 62, a music producer, reality TV star and former husband of Liza Minnelli, died on April 12.
Doris Roberts, 90, who played the tart-tongued, endlessly meddling mother on “Everybody Loves Raymond,” died on April 17.
Les Waas, 94, the advertising legend behind the Mister Softee jingle heard in hundreds of ice cream trucks for more than half a century, died on April 19.
Chyna, 46, the tall, muscle-bound, raven-haired pro-wrestler who rocketed to popularity in the 1990s and later made the rounds on reality TV, died on April 20.
Prince, 57, one of the most inventive and influential musicians of modern times with hits including “Little Red Corvette,” ”Let’s Go Crazy” and “When Doves Cry,” died on April 21.
Michelle McNamara, a crime writer and founder of the website True Crime Diary married to comedian Patton Oswalt, died on April 21.
Isabelle Dinoire, 49, the French woman who received the world’s first partial face transplant, died on April 22.
Papa Wemba, 66, known around the world as “the king of Congolese rumba,” died on April 24.
Billy Paul, 80, the jazz and soul singer best known for the hit ballad and “Philadelphia Soul” classic “Me and Mrs. Jones,” died on April 24.
Afeni Shakur Davis
Afeni Shakur Davis, 69, the former Black Panther who inspired the work of her son, rap icon Tupac Shakur, and fostered his legacy for decades after he was slain, died on May 2.
Jane Little, 87, who at under five feet tall played the double bass for 71 consecutive years which earned her the Guinness World Record as the world’s longest serving symphony player, died on May 15.
Emilio Navaira, 53, the Grammy award winner, who with Selena was known as the king of Tejano music to her queen, died on May 16.
Guy Clark, 74, the Texas singer-songwriter who helped mentor a generation of songwriters and wrote hits like “L.A. Freeway” and “Desperados Waiting for a Train,” died on May 17.
Morley Safer, 84, the veteran “60 Minutes” correspondent who exposed a military atrocity in Vietnam that played an early role in changing Americans’ view of the war, died on May 19.
Alan Young, 96, the actor-comedian who played the amiable straight man to a talking horse in the 1960s sitcom “Mister Ed,” died on May 19.
Nick Menza, 51, former drummer for the influential metal band Megadeth, died on May 21.
Muhammad Ali, 74, the silver-tongued boxer and civil rights champion who famously proclaimed himself “The Greatest” and then spent a lifetime living up to the billing, died on June 3.
Kimbo Slice, 42, the bearded street fighter who parlayed his Internet popularity into a mixed martial arts career, died on June 6.
Theresa Saldana, 61, the “Raging Bull” actress who survived a stalker’s brutal attack to become a crime victims’ advocate and reclaimed her entertainment career with “The Commish” and other TV shows, died on June 6.
Gordie Howe, 88, known as “Mr. Hockey,” the rough-and-tumble Canadian farm boy whose blend of talent and toughness made him the NHL’s quintessential star, died on June 10.
Christina Grimmie, 22, the singer-songwriter and YouTuber who gained greater popularity on “The Voice,” died on June 10.
Ron Lester, 45, who played no. 69 — the oversized offensive guard Billy Bob — in the 1999 high school football flick “Varsity Blues,” died on June 17.
Anton Yelchin, 27, charismatic and rising actor best known for playing Chekov in the new “Star Trek” films, died on June 19.
Ralph Stanley, 89, the godfather of traditional bluegrass music who found a new generation of fans late in life thanks to his Grammy-winning music for the 2000 movie “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” died on June 23.
Bernie Worrell, 72, the “Wizard of Woo” whose amazing array of keyboard sounds helped define the Parliament-Funkadelic musical empire and influenced performers of many genres, died on June 24.
Bill Cunningham, 87, the New York Times street-style photographer who for decades captured the fashions of everyday New Yorkers with the same zeal that he pursued celebrities and designers, died on June 25.
Alvin Toffler, 87, a guru of the post-industrial age whose “Future Shock” and other books anticipated the disruptions and transformations brought about by the rise of digital technology, died on June 27.
Scotty Moore, 84, a pioneering rock guitarist best known for backing Elvis Presley as a member of his original band and into superstardom, died on June 28.
Pat Summitt, 64, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who uplifted the women’s game from obscurity to national prominence during her 38-year career at Tennessee, died on June 28.
Elie Wiesel, 87, the Romanian-born Holocaust survivor whose classic “Night” became a landmark testament to the Nazis’ crimes and launched his career as one of the world’s foremost witnesses and humanitarians, died on July 2.
Michael Cimino, 77, the Oscar-winning director whose film “The Deer Hunter” became one of the great triumphs of Hollywood’s 1970s heyday and whose disastrous “Heaven’s Gate” helped bring that era to a close, died on July 2.
Noel Neill, 95, the first actress to play Lois Lane — the intrepid journalist with a soft spot for Superman — in the 1948 movie serial “Superman,” alongside Kirk Alyn, died on July 3.
Abbas Kiarostami, 76, Iranian director whose 1997 film “Taste of Cherry” won the prestigious Palme d’Or and who kept working despite government resistance, died on July 4.
Garry Marshall, 81, the legendary writer and director who created the wildly popular television programs “Happy Days,” “The Odd Couple,” “Laverne & Shirley” and “Mork & Mindy,” died on July 19.
Mark Takai, 49, the U.S. representative, war veteran and long-time legislator known for his bright nature and deep commitment to service, died on July 20.
Rev. Tim LaHaye
Rev. Tim LaHaye, 90, the co-author of the “Left Behind” series, a multimillion-selling literary juggernaut that brought end-times prophecy into mainstream bookstores, died on July 25.
Youree Del Cleomill Harris, 53, an actress who became famous playing the Jamaican psychic Miss Cleo, claiming to know callers’ futures in ubiquitous TV infomercials and commercials, died on July 26.
David Huddleston, 85, a character actor best known for portraying titular roles in “The Big Lebowski” and “Santa Claus: The Movie,” died on Aug. 2.
Pete Fountain, 86, a clarinetist whose Dixieland jazz virtuosity and wit endeared him to his native New Orleans and earned him national television fame, died on Aug. 6.
Barry Jenner, 75, the veteran character actor who rocketed into space as an admiral on “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and made dozens of other TV appearances during a 40-plus year career, died on Aug. 8.
Kenny Baker, 81, who played the lovable droid R2-D2 in the “Star Wars” films, achieving cult status and fans’ adulation without showing his face or speaking any lines, died on Aug. 13.
Fyvush Finkel, 93, the Emmy Award-winning actor whose career in stage and screen started in Yiddish theater and led to memorable roles in “Fiddler on the Roof” on Broadway and on TV in “Boston Public” and “Picket Fences,” died on Aug. 14.
John McLaughlin, 89, the conservative commentator and host of a long-running television show that pioneered hollering-heads discussions of Washington politics, died on Aug. 16.
Lou Pearlman, 62, the band boy mogul who launched the hit groups Backstreet Boys and ‘NSync but was later sentenced to prison for a $300 million Ponzi and bank fraud scheme, died on Aug. 19.
Matt Roberts, a guitarist and founding member of the rock band 3 Doors Down, died on Aug. 20.
Toots Thielemans, 94, the Belgian harmonica player whose career included playing with jazz greats like Miles Davis and whose solos have figured on numerous film scores, died on Aug. 22.
Steven Hill, 94, a versatile character actor in theater, films and television who achieved his greatest success late in life as grumpy District Attorney Adam Schiff on TV’s long-running “Law & Order,” died on Aug. 23.
Sonia Rykiel, 86, the French designer dubbed the “queen of knitwear” whose relaxed sweaters in berry-colored stripes and eye-popping motifs helped liberate women from stuffy suits, died on Aug. 25.
Juan Gabriel, 66, the Mexican songwriter and singer who was an icon in the Latin music world, died on Aug. 28.
Gene Wilder, 83, the frizzy-haired actor who brought his deft comedic touch to such unforgettable roles as the neurotic accountant in “The Producers,” the mad scientist of “Young Frankenstein,” and the title character in “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” died on Aug. 28.
Jon Polito, 65, the raspy-voiced actor whose 200-plus credits ranged from “Homicide: Life on the Street” and “Modern Family” to the films “Barton Fink” and “The Big Lebowski,” died on Sept. 1.
Jerry Heller, 75, the recording impresario who helped N.W.A. bring West Coast rap acts to worldwide fame, died on Sept. 2.
Phyllis Schlafly, 92, an outspoken conservative activist who helped defeat the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s and founded the Eagle Forum political group, died on Sept. 5.
Lady Chablis, 59, the transgender performer who became an unlikely celebrity for her role in the 1994 best-seller “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” died on Sept. 8.
Greta Zimmer Friedman
Greta Zimmer Friedman, 92, the woman in an iconic photo shown kissing an ecstatic sailor celebrating the end of World War II by smooching a nurse in Times Square, died on Sept. 8.
Alexis Arquette, 47, the pioneering transgender actress and member of the prominent Hollywood family, died on Sept. 11.
Edward Albee, 88, the three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright who challenged theatrical convention in masterworks such as “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and “A Delicate Balance,” died on Sept. 16.
W.P. Kinsella, 81, the Canadian novelist who blended magical realism and baseball in the book that became the smash hit film “Field of Dreams,” died on Sept. 16.
Curtis Hanson, 71, who won a screenwriting Oscar for “L.A. Confidential” and directed the psychological thriller “The Hand That Rocks the Cradle” and Eminem’s tale of Detroit hip-hop “8 Mile,” died on Sept. 20.
Carlos Walker, 40, an Atlanta rapper known by the stage name Shawty Lo who was named MySpace Music Rookie of the Year at the 2008 BET Hip-Hop Awards, died on Sept. 21.
Bill Nunn, 62, a veteran character actor who broke through in movies in the late 1980s, first in Spike Lee’s “School Daze,” then as the ill-fated Radio Raheem in the Oscar-nominated “Do the Right Thing,” as well as appearing in the “Spider-Man” movie franchise, died on Sept. 24.
José Fernández, 24, the Miami Marlins pitcher who won the National League’s Rookie of the Year award in 2013, died on Sept. 25.
Arnold Palmer, 87, the golfing great who brought a country-club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner’s touch, died on Sept. 25.
Shimon Peres, 93, the former Israeli president and prime minister, whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state and who was celebrated around the world as a Nobel prize-winning visionary who pushed his country toward peace, died on Sept. 28.
Tommy Mykal Ford, 52, best known for his role as Tommy on the hit ’90s sitcom “Martin,” died on Oct. 12.
King Bhumibol Adulyadej
King Bhumibol Adulyadej, 88, the world’s longest reigning monarch who was revered in Thailand as an anchor of stability through decades of upheaval at home and abroad, died on Oct. 13.
Steve Dillon, 54, a celebrated comic book artist best known for co-creating the “Preacher” and illustrating the popular Marvel title “The Punisher,” died on Oct. 22.
Janet Reno, 78, the first woman to serve as U.S. attorney general and the epicenter of several political storms during the Clinton administration, including the seizure of Elian Gonzalez, died on Nov. 7.
Leonard Cohen, 82, the baritone-voiced Canadian singer-songwriter who blended spirituality and sexuality in songs like “Hallelujah,” ”Suzanne” and “Bird on a Wire,” died on Nov. 7.
Robert Vaughn, 83, the debonair, Oscar-nominated actor whose many film roles were eclipsed by his hugely popular turn in television’s “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,” died on Nov. 11.
Leon Russell, 74, a singer-songwriter who emerged in the ’70s as one of rock’n’roll’s most dynamic performers after playing anonymously on dozens of pop hits as an in-demand studio pianist and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011, died on Nov. 13.
Gwen Ifill, 61, the co-anchor of PBS’ “NewsHour” with Judy Woodruff and a veteran journalist who moderated two vice presidential debates, died on Nov. 14.
Sharon Jones, 60, the powerhouse singer who shepherded a soul revival despite not finding stardom until middle age, died on Nov. 18.
Florence Henderson, 82, the Broadway star who became one of America’s most beloved television moms in “The Brady Bunch,” died on Nov. 24.
Fidel Castro, 90, the cigar-chomping Cuban revolutionary leader and dictator who defied U.S. efforts to topple him for five decades, died on Nov. 25.
Ron Glass, 71, the veteran television and film actor known for his Emmy-nominated role as NYPD Det. Ron Harris on the classic cop sitcom “Barney Miller,” and later the deeply religious preacher Derrial Brook on the cult sci-fi show “Firefly,” died on Nov. 25.
Grant Tinker, 90, the television broadcasting legend and former NBC chairman who brought new polish to the TV world with beloved shows including “Hill Street Blues,” died on Nov. 28.
John Glenn, 95, the all-American hero who was the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth before being propelled into a long career in the U.S. Senate, died on Dec. 8.
Joseph Mascolo, 87, the actor who portrayed iconic “Days of Our Lives” villain Stefano DiMera, died on Dec. 7.
E.R. Braithwaite, 104, a Guyanese author, educator and diplomat whose years teaching in the slums of London’s East End inspired the international best-seller “To Sir, With Love” and the movie of the same name, died on Dec. 12.
Alan Thicke, 69, the versatile performer who gained his greatest fame as the beloved dad on the sitcom “Growing Pains,” died on Dec. 13.
Craig Sager, 65, the longtime TNT sports broadcaster with a passion for colorful attire, died on Dec. 15.
China Machado, 87, a groundbreaking model and fashion editor who broke barriers in 1959 when she became the first non-white model to appear on the cover of a major fashion magazine, died on Dec. 18.
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Zsa Zsa Gabor, 99, the Hungarian beauty queen-turned-nine-times-married Hollywood icon who once served three days in jail for slapping a cop, died on Dec. 18.
George Michael, 53, the pop heartthrob whose career began with the hit duo Wham! in the 1980s and went on to have a hit solo career beginning with the chart-topping album “Faith,” died on Dec. 25.
Comedian Ricky Harris, who had a recurring role on Chris Rock’s “Everybody Hates Chris” sitcom and voiced several characters that appeared in hip-hop albums, died December 26.
British author Richard Adams, whose 1972 book “Watership Down” became a classic of children’s literature died on Dec. 27.
Carrie Fisher, 60, best known for her portrayal of the tough-talking Princess Leia who defies the Evil Empire in “Star Wars,” died on Dec. 27.
Debbie Reynolds, 84, the actress and singer who rose to fame opposite Gene Kelly in “Singin’ in the Rain,” died on Dec. 28, one day after the death of her daughter, Carrie Fisher.
Reynolds was one of Hollywood’s most popular starlets in the 1950s and ’60s, thanks to iconic performances in Singin’ in the Rain, How the West Was Won and The Unsinkable Molly Brown. She married singer Eddie Fisher in 1955 and gave birth to Carrie Fisher in 1956.
Reynolds also married to Harry Karl and Richard Hamlett, and also had a son named Todd.
Later in life, Reynolds continued to work and held notable roles in Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas and Wings.
Fisher died Tuesday after suffering a massive heart attack on Dec. 23.
NaturalNews) Think the Zika virus is responsible for all the cases of microcephaly in South America? Think again: There is no reliable scientific evidence linking the two. The developmental deformities are actually caused by exposure to toxic insecticide and larvicide chemicals, not Zika virus.
But because Zika virus fear fits a convenient funding narrative for chemical giants and vaccine manufacturers, it is being played up by the corrupt, criminally-run CDC and the Obama administration to funnel billions of dollars into the hands of vaccine corporations while ignoring the real causes of microcephaly.
Here are the top 10 reasons why the Zika virus fear mongering is a total scam:
#1) The microcephaly cases (shrunken heads) in Brazil were caused by larvicide chemicals, not by zika
A group of doctors from South America are now saying the brain deformations the world is witnessing are caused by the mass fumigation of low-income Brazilian people with a chemical larvicide, not by mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus.
From the doctors at Red Universitaria de Ambiente y Salud (the Red University of Environment and Health):
A dramatic increase of congenital malformations, especially microcephaly in newborns, was detected and quickly linked to the Zika virus by the Brazilian Ministry of Health. However, they fail to recognise that in the area where most sick persons live, a chemical larvicide producing malformations in mosquitoes has been applied for 18 months, and that this poison (pyroproxyfen) is applied by the State on drinking water used by the affected population.
Most people infected with Zika virus won’t even know they have the disease because they won’t have symptoms… The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a week. People usually don’t get sick enough to go to the hospital, and they very rarely die of Zika. For this reason, many people might not realize they have been infected… Once a person has been infected, he or she is likely to be protected from future infections.
In other words, Zika infections are no big deal, and nearly everyone self-immunizes against Zika even after they have been infected. So much for the urgent fear for a new vaccine, eh?
#3) The CDC fabricated the science linking Zika to microcephaly
By the way, the CDC is totally fabricating its claim that all cases of microcephaly are caused by Zika virus. This proclamation by the CDC was based on complete fiction, just like everything else the CDC claims about Bird Flu, Swine Flu and even the number of people who die from influenza each year (the CDC claims 35,000, but it’s a completely fabricated number).
Remember, the CDC is a criminal organization tied to the financial interests of Big Pharma. It funds researchers like Poul Thorsen who had to flee the country and is now a fugitive from justice. Like all the other fraudsters at the CDC, he worked on vaccine “research” too. From this Natural News report:
CDC researcher Poul Thorsen, who famously headed up the “Denmark Study” that many claim disproved any link between autism and vaccines, has been indicted in Atlanta by a federal grand jury on charges of wire fraud, money laundering and defrauding research institutions of grant money.
Poul Thorson is a scientist who formerly worked for the CDC, and over the last several years, he oversaw millions of dollars in grant money that was used to conduct research to “prove” that vaccines have no link to autism. Dr. Thorson’s research papers include the famous “Danish Study” entitled Thimerosal and the occurrence of autism: negative ecological evidence from Danish population-based data. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12949291)
#4) Zika virus fear was just used by Congress to remove bans on other toxic pesticide chemicals that cause cancer and Alzheimer’s disease
The House of Representatives voted Tuesday to loosen already weak pesticide regulations in a purported effort to combat the spread of the Zika virus. The latest version of the bill is called the Zika Control Act.
They argue it will remove important protections instated by the Clean Water Act. If the legislation becomes law, pesticide applicators will be allowed to dump pesticides into bodies of water without a permit from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. They will not have to report the contamination, either.
Congresswoman Grace Napolitano (D-Calif.) said that adding more pesticides to water would threaten pregnant women – the same group the GOP claims to be protecting from Zika.
In other words, the Zika virus hype is a conspiracy to legalize the dumping of more toxic chemicals into the environment by powerful chemical companies.
#5) Zika virus hype was also invoked by Obama to funnel another $1.8 billion to the vaccine industry, claiming anyone who opposed the funding “opposed pregnant women”
It always comes down to money, doesn’t it? All the Zika hype and fear is being used to take more money from taxpayers and funnel it into the pockets of vaccine / pharma corporations.
The latest act of political terrorism on the illusory world stage is yet another alleged disease epidemic – this time the “Zika Virus,” which officials are warning (just like they did with Ebola) might turn into a global pandemic. And the martial law pandemonium has already begun in Brazil, where government officials have now declared that they can “legally” break and enter into people’s homes and private property, if it’s suspected that Zika-harboring mosquitoes might be living there.
Reuters is reporting that Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has given the official green light to “authorized health officials” to violate personal property rights in order to address the alleged threat, which has been dubbed an “imminent danger to public health.” As long as a property is either abandoned or the owners are not present, government officials can literally break in and enter people’s homes without warrant or just cause.
#7) Zika is just the latest viral hoax floated by governments… remember the great Bird Flu hoax that sold billions in vaccines?
Spreading fear about viruses is so effective that the governments and health “authorities” of the world roll out the same scam every few years… and people fall for it every time!
The great swine flu hoax of 2009 is now falling apart at the seams as one country after another unloads hundreds of millions of doses of unused swine flu vaccines. No informed person wants the injection anymore, and the entire fear-based campaign to promote the vaccines has now been exposed as outright quackery and propaganda.
Even doctors are now calling the pandemic a complete hoax. As reported on FoxNews, Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg, a leading health authority in Europe, says that drug companies “organized a ‘campaign of panic’ to put pressure on the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare a pandemic. He believes it is ‘one of the greatest medicine scandals of the century,’ and he has called for an inquiry.”
#8) Zika virus fear is being used to justify the release of genetically modified mosquitoes into the wild
Not only does Zika fear allow governments to funnel money to vaccine companies and legalize more chemical insecticides; it also justifies their release of genetically modified mosquitoes into the wild (with unknown future consequences).
It’s all part of the total destruction of the ecosystem that has been systematically planned and carried out by the globalists governments of the world.
What you’re NOT being told is that the epicenter of the Zika virus spread is precisely where GM mosquitoes were released last year. Via this Natural News article:
Oxitec, a company that calls itself “… a pioneer in controlling insects that spread disease and damage crops,” unveiled its GM mosquito farm in Brazil in July 2012. Its goal was to reduce dengue fever, a disease which is spread by the Aedes mosquitoes which also spread the Zika virus. Then, in 2015, these GM mosquitoes were released into the wild in Brazil. In July that same year, the release was declared a success by the company, who noted that they’d been able to control the Aedes aegypti mosquito that spreads dengue fever, chikungunya … and the Zika virus. However, in October, people in the general area where the mosquitoes were released began to experience illnesses related to the Zika virus at alarmingly fast rates.
#9) Zika fear is being used to justify spraying MORE of the very chemicals that are causing the shrunken heads in the first place, putting even more children at risk
Now that Zika fear is being hyped up by the corrupt, scientifically illiterate mainstream media, most people just stand aside as governments throughout the Americas spray all sorts of toxic, deadly chemicals all over the place.
Now the new mantra for chemical pollution is, “It’s for Zika!” and then everybody backs off. It’s almost like “playing the Zika card” to justify almost anything.
Right now, the Obama administration could unleash a nuclear holocaust across America and claim, “The radiation is to stop Zika!” and everybody would just go along with it (because they’re totally obedient to false authority).
#10) It’s the PERFECT MEDICAL SCAM: Spraying more chemicals will cause more deformed babies, resulting in an even greater cry for more vaccines and more chemical spraying… and the cycle repeats
The most shocking realization in all this is that the mass spraying of chemicals, the release of GM mosquitoes, and the use of Zika vaccines will all spread Zika even faster.
It’s the perfect medical scam! Zika is spread by the very things that we’re all told are trying to stop Zika, and as the problem gets worse, all the chemical spraying and vaccines get ramped up to insane levels, causing even more insane levels of Zika virus.
It’s just like flu shots: They spread the flu, causing more influenza outbreaks, panicking more people into getting more flu shots. And the cycle repeats. It’s the greatest medical scam of all time: Make sure the treatments CAUSE the problem they claim to prevent!
Why do you think chemotherapy causes cancer? Why do you think antidepressant drugs cause depression? Why do you think flu shots spread the flu?
It’s all by design, folks. And Zika is just the latest chapter of this massive quack science scam being carried out as global medical theater to control the masses.
You are all being played, Orwellian style, under the guise of “public health.”
In 2013, Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post for $250 million. Only 4 months later, he was awarded a $600 million contract with the CIA. So the CIA has a direct connection to the Washington Post, the paper of record in our nation’s capital, but they refuse to add a disclosure to stories they write about the CIA.
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The number of Americans choosing to retire outside the United States is growing, according to the Social Security Administration. In fact, more than 400,000 retirees have done it so far and many have plans in the works. RT America’s Alex Mihailovich joins Manila Chan to discuss.
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