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

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

Woman at state health fund office in Athens
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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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...