Daily Archives: May 14, 2013

If You Trust The American Press, Here’s A Thought Experiment

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Author: Eamonn Fingleton

The U.S. Defense Science Board’s report High Performance Microchip Supply ranks as probably the most devastating ever account of the speed and extent of American decline. Why therefore has it been completely overlooked, or should I say suppressed, by America’s mainstream media? As I pointed out last week, the report, issued as...

Supreme Court Sides With Monsanto in Major Patent Case

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Author: Richard Wolf

The Supreme Court usually isn't friendly toward questionable patents, but it came down overwhelmingly on the side of agribusiness giant Monsanto Monday in a case that's bound to resonate throughout the biotechnology industry. The court ruled unanimously that an Indiana farmer violated Monsanto's patent on genetically modified soybeans when he...

The Lethality of Loneliness

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Author: Judith Shulevitz

Sometime in the late ’50s, Frieda Fromm-Reichmann sat down to write an essay about a subject that had been mostly overlooked by other psychoanalysts up to that point. Even Freud had only touched on it in passing. She was not sure, she wrote, “what inner forces” made her struggle with...

Top Northern Ireland Policeman Gives Warning on Paramilitaries

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Author: David McKittrick

Support for Northern Ireland’s paramilitaries will persist until politicians tackle endemic poverty and youth unemployment, the country’s most senior policeman has warned, ahead of a huge security operation to protect next month’s meeting of G8 world leaders. Northern Ireland’s Chief Constable, Matt Baggott, pleads for greater efforts in countering the...