Saturday, June 24, 2017

NASA Calls ‘BS’ on Gwyneth Paltrow’s Latest GOOP Product



NASA Calls ‘BS’ on Gwyneth Paltrow’s Latest GOOP Product
by Jerome Hudson 23 Jun 2017
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand Goop is under fire for misrepresenting the materials contained in one of its products.

The wellness website is selling $120 “Body Vibes” stickers said to be made from “NASA spacesuit material” and meant to “rebalance energy frequency in our bodies.”

“Human bodies operate at an ideal energetic frequency, but everyday stresses and anxiety can throw off our internal balance, depleting our energy reserves and weakening our immune systems,” Paltrow’s website said in a blog post praising the stickers. “Body Vibes stickers come pre-programmed to an ideal frequency, allowing them to target imbalances.”

However, the stickers are “BS,” according Mark Shelhamer, former chief scientist at NASA’s human research division.

“Wow. What a load of BS this is,” Shelhamer told tech website Gizmodo.

Shelhamer shutdown the claim that Goop’s stickers contain carbon material from NASA spacesuits.

“Not only is the whole premise like snake oil, the logic doesn’t even hold up,” Shelhamer said. “If they promote healing, why do they leave marks on the skin when they are removed?”
A spokesperson for NASA told People magazine they “do not line their spacesuits with conductive carbon material.”

Goop has since removed any mention of the stickers containing the NASA material from its website. The company also issued a statement to People.

“As we have always explained, advice and recommendations included on goop are not formal endorsements and the opinions expressed by the experts and companies we profile do not necessarily represent the views of goop,” Goop said. “Based on the statement from NASA, we’ve gone back to the company to inquire about the claim and removed the claim from our site until we get additional verification.”
Body Vibes issued a statement apologizing to NASA for mischaracterizing their product.

“We apologize to NASA, Goop, our customers and our fans for this communication error. We never intended to mislead anyone. We have learned that our engineer was misinformed by a distributor about the material in question, which was purchased for its unique specifications,” the statement read. “We regret not doing our due diligence before including the distributor’s information in the story of our product. However, the origins of the material do not anyway impact the efficacy of our product. Body Vibes remains committed to offering a holistic lifestyle tool and we stand by the quality and effectiveness of our product.”

Paltrow has faced fire in the past for sharing cookbooks that include incomplete cooking instructions that could lead to increased risk of food poisoning.

People magazine
John F. Kennedy Jr. was the Sexiest Man Alive in 1988 for People magazine, and a director at the Robin Hood Foundation.

Note: Gwyneth Paltrow is a director emeritus for the Robin Hood Foundation, and her “Body Vibes” stickers are said to be made from “NASA spacesuit material” and meant to “rebalance energy frequency in our bodies”, and made the National Rifle Association enemies list listed in 2013.
Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Robin Hood Foundation, and the Harlem Children's Zone.
George Soros was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society, and a benefactor for the Harlem Children's Zone.
Emma Bloomberg was the chief of staff for the Robin Hood Foundation, is a director at the Robin Hood Foundation, and Michael R. Bloomberg’s daughter.
Michael R. Bloomberg is Emma Bloomberg’s father, was a donor for the Robin Hood Foundation, a benefactor for the Harlem Children's Zone, and a contributor for the Americans for Responsible Solutions.
Americans for Responsible Solutions is a “Gun Safety, Gun Control” PAC for guns.
Gabrielle Giffords is a co-founder for the Americans for Responsible Solutions, and married to Mark E. Kelly.
Mark E. Kelly is a co-founder for the Americans for Responsible Solutions, married to Gabrielle Giffords, Scott J. Kelly’s brother, and an astronaut at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Scott J. Kelly is Mark E. Kelly’s brother, and an astronaut at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Michael D. Griffin was an administrator for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and a contributor for the Center for a New American Security (think tank).
Madeleine K. Albright was a director at the Center for a New American Security (think tank), is an advisory board member for the Truman Center for National Policy, an advisory board member for the Truman National Security Project, and the president of the Truman Scholarship Foundation.
Gabrielle Giffords is an advisory board member for the Truman Center for National Policy, an advisory board member for the Truman National Security Project, a co-founder for the Americans for Responsible Solutions, and married to Mark E. Kelly.
Mark E. Kelly is a co-founder for the Americans for Responsible Solutions, married to Gabrielle Giffords, Scott J. Kelly’s brother, and an astronaut at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Scott J. Kelly is Mark E. Kelly’s brother, and an astronaut at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
John B. King Jr. is a trustee at the Truman Scholarship Foundation, and a director at the Robin Hood Foundation.
John F. Kennedy Jr. was a director at the Robin Hood Foundation, and the Sexiest Man Alive in 1988 for People magazine.
Gwyneth Paltrow is a director emeritus for the Robin Hood Foundation, and her “Body Vibes” stickers are said to be made from “NASA spacesuit material” and meant to “rebalance energy frequency in our bodies”, and made the National Rifle Association enemies list listed in 2013.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Nancy Pelosi Aides Seek to Drum Up Backing with Supportive Tweets: #StandWithNancy



Nancy Pelosi Aides Seek to Drum Up Backing with Supportive Tweets: #StandWithNancy
by Adam Shaw 23 Jun 2017
Aides to under-fire Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) are reportedly sending out suggested tweets to support her. They have created the hashtag #StandWithNancy — suggesting that Pelosi is concerned about a leadership challenge in the wake of the devastating defeat in Georgia this week.

The Democrats were hit by a massive blow to the party Tuesday when Democrat Jon Ossoff lost the Georgia special election to Karen Handel, despite tens of millions of donations and celebrity backing. Democrats had pushed the narrative that the vote was a referendum on Trump’s presidency.

As Democrats lick their wounds in the wake of the defeat, eyes quickly turned to Pelosi, with some Democrats openly calling for a change in leadership as they fear Pelosi is bad for their brand.

Rep. Tim Ryan (R-OH), who challenged Pelosi for the leadership last year, said on CNN: “The brand is just bad.”

“I don’t think people in the beltway are realizing just how toxic the Democratic Party brand is in so many parts of the country,” he said before pointing to Pelosi as one of the causes for that.

“We need leadership change,” Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY) told CNN. “It’s time for Nancy Pelosi to go, and the entire leadership team.”

Pelosi defended herself Thursday, calling herself a “master legislator.”

“Well, I am a master legislator. I am a strategic politically astute leader. My leadership is recognized by many around the country, and that is why I am able to attract the support that I do which is essential to our election, sad to say,” she said.

Now it seems the master legislator may have a new strategy — drumming up social media support and creating kicky hashtags.

The New York Times Maggie Haberman reported late Thursday that aides to Pelosi had sent around suggested tweets, reminding people of Pelosi’s role getting ObamaCare passed through the House — just as Republicans were unveiling their health care bill — and attempting to make the hashtag #StandWithNancy go viral.

The push for #StandWithNancy seemed to be having limited success as of Friday morning. Former Clinton campaign spokeswoman Karen Finney was among those tweeting out supportive messages of Pelosi — although it wasn’t clear how many were inspired by the tweets sent around from the California Democrat’s office.

Meanwhile, Pelosi’s office retweeted a number of tweets that included a snazzy graphic featuring Pelosi and the hashtag.

Haberman noted when tweeting the list: “This is an unusual thing to do if you are indeed unconcerned about a challenge.”

Karen Finney
Karen Finney was a communications adviser for the 2016 Hillary Rodham Clinton presidential campaign, and a board member for the NARAL Pro-Choice America.

Note: NARAL Pro-Choice America is a national partner with America Votes.
Planned Parenthood Action Fund is a national partner with America Votes.
Cecile Richards was the founder & president for the America Votes, a grant overseer for the Turner Foundation, Nancy Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff, is the president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Ted Turner is the chairman for the Turner Foundation, the founder of CNN, and a co-chairman for the Nuclear Threat Initiative (think tank).
Maggie Haberman is a contributor for CNN, and a reporter for the New York Times.
Charlayne Hunter-Gault was a correspondent for CNN, and a reporter for the New York Times.
Bernard Kalb was a correspondent for CNN, and a correspondent for the New York Times.
Michael Douglas is a director at the Nuclear Threat Initiative (think tank), and a friend of George Soros.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (think tank) was a funder for the Nuclear Threat Initiative (think tank).  
Open Society Foundations was a funder for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (think tank), and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
George Soros is the founder & chairman for the Open Society Foundations, a friend of Michael Douglas, was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society, and Nancy Pelosi was invited to his 2013 wedding reception.
Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (think tank), and the New America Foundation.
Nancy Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff was Cecile Richards, was invited to George Soros’s 2013 wedding reception, Terri McCullough is her chief of staff, and is the minority leader for the U.S. House of Representatives.
Terri McCullough is Nancy Pelosi’s chief of staff, and married to Howard Wolfson.
Howard Wolfson is married to Terri McCullough, was a partner at the Glover Park Group, and Michael R. Bloomberg’s adviser.
Glover Park Group was the lobby firm for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the Open Society Policy Center, and is the lobby firm for Bloomberg LP.
Michael R. Bloomberg’s adviser was Howard Wolfson, is the founder of Bloomberg LP, and the founder of the Bloomberg Family Foundation.
Clark Hoyt was an editor at large for Bloomberg LP, and a public editor for the New York Times.
Walter Isaacson is a director at the Bloomberg Family Foundation, the president & CEO for the Aspen Institute (think tank), and was the chairman & CEO for CNN.
Open Society Policy Center is an advocacy affiliate for the Open Society Foundations.
George Soros is the founder & chairman for the Open Society Foundations, Jonathan Soros’s father, and was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society.
Jonathan Soros is a director at the Open Society Policy Center, a global board member for the Open Society Foundations, George Soros’s son, a director at the New America Foundation, and was a vice chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society.
Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the New America Foundation.
David B. Brooks is a director at the New America Foundation, and ab columnist for the New York Times.

Johnny Depp: ‘When Was the Last Time an Actor Assassinated a President?’



Johnny Depp: ‘When Was the Last Time an Actor Assassinated a President?’
by Ian Mason 22 Jun 2017Glastonbury, England
International movie superstar Johnny Depp may be in hot water over comments about President Donald Trump.

When Depp, star of such films as Black Mass and The Rum Diary, introduced a film at “Cinemageddon” a film stage at England’s famous Glastonbury Festival Thursday, he turned his attention across the Atlantic to the current occupant of the White House. According to the Daily Telegraph, he told the crowd, “I think [Donald] Trump needs help. There are a lot of dark places he could go.”

He then added, “I’m not insinuating anything – by the way, this will be in the press and it will be horrible – but when was the last time an actor assassinated a president?”

It is unclear if the quip, which was reportedly met with wide applause, was a reference to actor John Wilkes Booth’s 1865 assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. It is clear, however, that the comment was not the first insinuation of violence against the president in his young tenure in the Oval Office. Pop pioneer Madonna, for example, celebrated the so-called “Women’s March” following Trump’s inauguration by telling crowds she “thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House.” Comedian Kathy Griffin found herself in serious career trouble, losing tour dates and endorsement deals after she staged a bloody mock decapitation of the President last month.

Neither is this Depp’s first brush with controversy in recent months. According to New Musical Express, his very appearance at the Glastonbury Festival came under heavy criticism because recent domestic violence allegations by now ex-wife Amber Heard. Depp vigorously denies the accusations but Glastonbury Festival organizer Emily Eavis told the Guardian she still took flak for booking him. “If you start booking people on their ethical policy and morals, there’s a lot of people you wouldn’t book, to be honest. Part of our policy is that everyone has the freedom to book who is right for their area,” she said.

No such concerns were raised over Depp’s comments last year that, “If Donald Trump is elected president of the United States of America, in a kind of historical way it’s exciting because we will see the actual last president of the United States.”

“It just wouldn’t work after that,” the Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas star said in a May 2016 red carpet appearance.

Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp is an actor and his attorney is Laura Wasser.

Note: Laura Wasser is Johnny Depp’s attorney, and was a VP for the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence is a “Gun Safety, Gun Control” group for guns.
Maria Cuomo Cole is a trustee at the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, and married to Kenneth D. Cole.
Kenneth D. Cole is married to Maria Cuomo Cole, and a trustee at the Sundance Institute.
Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Sundance Institute, the Harlem Children's Zone, and the International Rescue Committee.
George Soros was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society, and was a benefactor for the Harlem Children's Zone.
Michael R. Bloomberg was a benefactor for the Harlem Children's Zone, a contributor for the Americans for Responsible Solutions, an advocate for the ONE Campaign, is the founder of the Independence USA PAC, the founder of the Everytown for Gun Safety, a co-chair for the Mayors Against Illegal Guns, and the founder of Bloomberg LP.
Americans for Responsible Solutions is a “Gun Safety, Gun Control” PAC for guns.
Independence USA PAC is a “Gun Safety, Gun Control” PAC for guns.
Everytown for Gun Safety is a “Gun Safety, Gun Control” group for guns.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns is a “Gun Safety, Gun Control” group for guns.
ONE Campaign is a partner with the International Rescue Committee.
Michael J. Elliott was the president & CEO for the ONE Campaign, and a political editor & Washington bureau chief for The Economist.
Andrew S.B. Knight was an editor for The Economist, and a CEO for the Daily Telegraph.
John Micklethwait was an editor in chief for The Economist, and is an editor in chief for the Bloomberg News.
Bloomberg News is a division of Bloomberg LP.