Monthly Archives: February 2013

Just Why Did These Bloodied Sea Creatures Wash Up on the Beach in Gaza?

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Author: Mark Duell / Video

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Dozens of Mobula Ray fish were mysteriously washed up on the beach in Gaza City today and carted off to market by Palestinian fishermen. It was the first time the fish had been seen on the beach for six years, according to a local video report purporting to show fisherman...

Greece Running Out of Medicines

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Author: Elizabeth Sukkar

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Greece is facing a serious shortage of medicines amid claims that pharmaceutical multinationals have halted shipments to the country because of the economic crisis and concerns that the drugs will be exported by middlemen because prices are higher in other European countries. Hundreds of drugs are in short supply and the...

British Terror Suspects Quietly Stripped of Citizenship… Then Killed by Drones

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Author: Chris Woods

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The Government has secretly ramped up a controversial programme that strips people of their British citizenship on national security grounds – with two of the men subsequently killed by American drone attacks. An investigation by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism for The Independent has established that since 2010, the Home Secretary, Theresa...

Chicago Installed Thousands of Cameras – Crime Jumped by 21 Percent

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Author: Justin Peters

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A couple of weeks ago, Chicago Transit Authority president Forrest Claypool announced that the agency would install high-definition surveillance cameras in 850 rail cars. There are already more than 3,600 cameras throughout the rail system, in stations and on trains, and the CTA spent a lot of money putting them there—approximately $26 million. “With...

Hemp – “Weeding” Out The Myths

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Author: Becca Wolford

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The topic of hemp is often a confusing one, and I am frequently asked questions regarding industrial hemp, so here are a few ‘myth-breakers’ I’ve compiled that answer some of those queries. 1. Industrial hemp is marijuana.~ False. Industrial hemp is not marijuana, it is a different plant. Both marijuana and...

Global Geoengineering Fueling Venus Syndrome

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Author: Dane Wigington

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“Venus syndrome” is not a metaphor, it is a scientific scenario. The term should be self explanatory, but just to be clear, Venus syndrome is a scenario in which climate and atmospheric feedback loops are triggered that can’t be switched off. Under this scenario, as greenhouse gasses build up, and...

EU In Turmoil as Italians Vote Against Austerity

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Author: Ian Traynor

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Three years of German-led austerity and budget cuts aimed at saving the euroand retooling the European economy was left facing one of its biggest challenges as Italian voters' rejection of spending cuts and tax rises opened up a stark new fissure in European politics. The governing stalemate in Rome and the...

The Volcano Suicides

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Author: Providentia

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It all began on February 11, 1933 when a 21-year old student named Kiyoko Matsumoto committed suicide by throwing herself into the volcanic crater of Mount Mihara on the Japanese island of Izu Oshima. Matsumoto, a student at Tokyo's Jissan College,  developed an infatuation with fellow student Masako Tomita. In a poignant letter, she...

Many More Britons Drinking Harmfully Than Thought

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Author: Denis Campbell

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Far more Britons consume dangerous levels of alcohol than previously thought, with many women's drinking habits very similar to men's, research suggests. The two main official surveys of drinking patterns seriously underestimate true intake because they rely on participants' own assessments of how much they drink, which account for only 60% of...

Savings At Risk: Bank of England Mulls Negative Interest Rates

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Author: Ben Chu

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People across Britain could see their savings hit or face new charges on their current accounts after a senior official at the Bank of England proposed the “extraordinary” measure of imposing negative interest rates on banks. Deputy Governor Paul Tucker said the idea of charging high street banks to store...

Stress Makes Organic Fruits Healthier Than Conventional

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Author: Lisa Raffensperger

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Next time you’re in the supermarket weighing the glossy conventional fruit against the small, blotched organic alternative, consider this: organic fruits’ stunted size may be the signal of their nutritional prowess. Various studies in recent years have shown that some organic fruits and vegetables have nutritional advantages over conventionally-grown produce. For...

A Massacre of Negligence: The United Nations Is Responsible for Killing More Than 8,000 Haitians Since 2010

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Author: Jonathan M. Katz

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International affairs can be complicated, but sometimes a case comes along that’s so simple it’s almost absurd. In 2010, the United Nations made a horrendous mistake that, so far, has claimed more than 8,000 lives. Its officials tried to cover it up. When the evidence came out anyway, lawyers for...

Argo Wins Oscar in Hollywood’s Dirty Anti-Iran Game

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Author: PressTV

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The granting of the Best Picture Oscar to the Iranophobic movie Argo has long been foreseeable as the Machiavellian maneuvering of Hollywood propaganda harbors a much more elaborate imperialistic scheme, political analysts say. “I put my money on this film to win the Best Picture Oscar (even though there is...

Polluted America: GMO Manmade Biological Threats, Plant Diseases, Germ Warfare

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Author: Paul Craig Roberts

In the United States everything is polluted. Democracy is polluted with special interests and corrupt politicians. Accountability is polluted with executive branch exemptions from law and the Constitution  and with special legal privileges for corporations, such as the Supreme Court given right to corporations to purchase American elections. The Constitution...

Radioactive Tuna a Treat For U.S. Scientists

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Author: Eryn Brown

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Marine biologist Dan Madigan stood on a dock in San Diego and considered some freshly caught Pacific bluefin tuna. The fish had managed to swim 5,000 miles from their spawning grounds near Japan to California's shores, only to end up the catch of local fishermen. It was August 2011, five months since...

UK Spends Fortune On Army As If It Still Had The Empire

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Author: Reuters / Video

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Earlier this week, Prime Minister David Cameron announced he was “very open” to spending money from the UK's 10-billion-pound ($US15.2 billion) aid budget on peacekeeping and other security operations. The move sparked a wave of criticism in Britain, with opponents insisting that money should be spent on things like hospitals...

1kg Meteorite Piece Found in Russian Urals

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Author: Reuters

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Lecturer at Ural Federal University's Institute of Physics and Technology Viktor Grokhovsky with meteorite fragment found during an expedition in the Chelyabinsk region on February 25, 2013. (RIA Novosti / Pavel Lysizin) The fallen meteorite has turned into a cash cow in the Urals. Both experts and amateurs are aggressively...

The Hunted Gatherer

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There are so many questions about the human diet. Does humanity really come from a hunter gatherer heritage as traditional anthropology would have us believe? Are we meant to eat animal protein? And what about the B12 question: if on the other hand we evolved to be vegan, which to many awakening...