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Monsanto Found Guilty of Chemical Poisoning in Landmark Case
Post Date: 2013-05-25 21:33:28 by A K A Stone
Monsanto finally loses in court! Report via REALfarmacy.com: A French farmer who can no longer perform his routine farming duties because of permanent pesticide injuries has had his day in court, literally, and the perpetrator of his injuries found guilty of chemical poisoning. The French court in Lyon ruled that Monsantos Lasso weedkiller formula, which contains the active ingredient alachlor, caused Paul Francois to develop lifelong neurological damage that manifests as persistent memory loss, headaches, and stuttering during speech. Reports indicate that the 47-year-old farmer sued Monsanto back in 2004 after inhaling the Lasso product while cleaning his sprayer tank equipment. ...
Thousands of anti-gay protesters riot in Georgia: Chaos on streets as Orthodox priests join march and threaten to lash gay pride activists with NETTLES
Post Date: 2013-05-19 23:18:05 by A K A Stone
Thousands of anti-gay protesters, including Orthodox priests, picketed a gay pride parade in Georgia today, with some threatening to lash homosexual activists with stinging nettles.
Police in Tbilisi guarded several dozen gay activists and bused them out of the city center shortly after they arrived at the gathering.
In extraordinary scenes that saw chaos spread through the capital, those occupying the street held posters reading 'We don't need Sodom and Gomorrah!' and 'Democracy does not equal immorality!'
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Russia Building 'Terrorist Killing' Robo-Cop
Post Date: 2013-05-19 23:12:27 by A K A Stone
You might have thought the world of lethal autonomous robots would be sole be here in the United States, or Japan. Both countries are working on their own version of robotic soldiers. And now Russia has joined their ranks. Only their robo-cop has terrorists in its cross-hairs. Russian techies are developing a series of robots that are designed specifically to do battle in terrorist camps and neutralize terrorists in the act, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin told Ria Novosti newswire on Friday. The robo-cop will also be used to aid in evacuations from the scene of a terrorist attack, he said. Other anti-terrorist tech includes systems that can see through walls and engage shooters at ...
Taxes on some wealthy French top 100 pct of income
Post Date: 2013-05-19 23:08:35 by A K A Stone
(Reuters) - More than 8,000 French households' tax bills topped 100 percent of their income last year, the business newspaper Les Echos reported on Saturday, citing Finance Ministry data. The newspaper said that the exceptionally high level of taxation was due to a one-off levy last year on 2011 incomes for households with assets of more than 1.3 million euros ($1.67 million). President Francois Hollande's Socialist government imposed the tax surcharge last year, shortly after taking office, to offset the impact of a rebate scheme created by its conservative predecessor to cap an individual's overall taxation at 50 percent of income. The government has been forced to redraft ...
The Pirate Bay Now Hosts The 3D Printed Gun That The Government Took Off Of Defense Distritibuted's Web Page
Post Date: 2013-05-10 07:29:02 by A K A Stone
A few days after the blueprints for the world’s first printable gun were published online, Defense Distributed has been asked by the State Department to pull them down, citing possible arms trafficking violations. The blueprints, however, are still available on The Pirate Bay and many other file-sharing sites, which adds a 3D chapter to the IP enforcement debate.The Pirate Bay says it welcomes the blueprints and has no intention of taking the files down.
3d-goneIn late 2012 the 3D blueprint website Thingiverse decided to ban 3D gun designs, citing their terms of service which clearly prohibit files used to make weapons.
Enter DEFCAD, a site dedicated to hosting designs that have been ...
White House warned on imminent Arctic ice death spiral
Post Date: 2013-05-03 09:56:41 by mcgowanjm
Senior US government officials are to be briefed at the White House this week on the danger of an ice-free Arctic in the summer within two years. White House Reaction: "Old News" :twisted: :twisted: :roll: :lol: 8-)
Girl, 14, forced to become pregnant with donor sperm bought by mother
Post Date: 2013-04-28 17:20:06 by Ferret Mike
A mother forced her 14-year-old adopted daughter to inseminate herself with donor sperm to provide a baby for her after she was prevented from adopting any more children, it can be revealed. The daughter, a virgin, is believed to have miscarried at 14, but went on to have a baby at 16 after regularly inseminating herself with sperm bought over the internet by her "domineering" mother because she was too scared to refuse. Details of the shocking case have emerged in a previously secret court judgment, which can be reported today for the first time and which raises serious questions over loopholes in international adoptions and the regulation of the global traffic in gametes. ...
Boston Bombing Suspects' uncle tells of familial break
Post Date: 2013-04-23 20:18:51 by A K A Stone
Boston bombs: Chechyna, the war-raved region that fell under the spell of jihadists
Post Date: 2013-04-19 21:19:39 by Ferret Mike
The world is today asking: "How did two young ethnic Chechens come to bring bloodshed to the streets of America?" The answer lies in the way that conflict in Russia's North Caucasus has changed over time from a nationalist struggle to an Islamist insurgency, connected to the ideology of global jihad. When Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston bomber who is still on the run, was born in 1993, his namesake, Dzhokhar Dudayev, was about to lead the Chechen rebels in one of the greatest battles on Russian soil since Stalingrad. When the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991, Dudayev, a former Soviet air force general, declared Chechnya's independence, imagining that he would create a ...
Critically ill woman faces jail time if she goes forward with lifesaving abortion
Post Date: 2013-04-18 16:35:19 by Ferret Mike
In addition to her health complications, doctors have confirmed that the fetus has anencephaly and is nonviable According to a report from Amnesty International, a seriously ill and pregnant El Salvadorian woman may face jail time if she goes forward with a lifesaving and medically recommended abortion. Abortion is illegal under all circumstances in El Salvador. The 22-year-old mother of one, identified only as Beatriz, is four-and-a-half months pregnant, but her doctors have confirmed that the fetus has anencephaly (developing without a brain and certain parts of the skull) and that the pregnancy is nonviable. In addition to the fetal diagnosis, Beatriz is experiencing critical health ...
GOLD to $1200 Silver to $17.50
Post Date: 2013-04-15 10:19:46 by mcgowanjm
Line 1, sir.....;}
Post Date: 2013-04-12 11:30:15 by mcgowanjm
$1495 the oz. Heading to $1235. Mr Margin calling on Line 1, sir.
China Bird Flu Outbreak May Stem From Numerous Sources
Post Date: 2013-04-10 12:24:21 by Thunderbird
Chinas avian flu outbreak that has killed nine people since March is being driven by at least two closely related viruses, a situation that may make it more difficult to contain in humans and birds, researchers said. The H7N9 flu has shown signs of genetic diversity since the first three patients were diagnosed, said Richard Webby, director of a World Health Organization collaborating center for the virus at St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital in Memphis. It already appears more infectious than the H5N1 strain of bird flu that has been circulating since 2003, infecting 600 people and killing 60 percent of them, he said. Scientists from around the world are working together to ...
Copter crash kills 2 US-led soldiers in eastern Afghanistan
Post Date: 2013-04-10 08:47:09 by mcgowanjm
At least two soldiers serving with the US-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan have died in a helicopter crash in the east of the country, the coalition has announced. According to a statement released by ISAF on Tuesday, the cause of the helicopter crash is still under investigation. The Western military coalition forces have not released the nationalities of the troopers or the exact location of the incident, but some sources in the NATO alliance said the soldiers were Americans. An Afghan official, however, said the chopper crashed in an agricultural field in the Pachir Wagam district in Nangarhar Province on Tuesday morning.
Tramp the Dirt Down
Post Date: 2013-04-10 08:42:33 by mcgowanjm
The old saw that one shouldnt speak ill of the recently dead cannot possibly apply to controversial figures in public life. It certainly didnt apply to President Hugo Chavez who predeceased Margaret Thatcher amidst a blizzard of abuse. The main reason it must not preclude entering the lists amidst a wave of hagiographic sycophantic tosh of the kind that has engulfed Britain these last hours is that otherwise the hagiographers will have the field to themselves.
I got banned from this place....and then some
Post Date: 2013-04-02 01:24:40 by no gnu taxes
I had to change my IP address AND switch browsers just to access this website. I guess Neil is back from Ecuuador
National Abortion Rates Highest Among African-American Teens, Twice National Average
Post Date: 2013-04-01 00:38:00 by A K A Stone
Special to the NNPA from the Atlanta Daily World A new study conducted by the Guttmacher Institute shows that African American teen abortion rates are more than twice as high as the national average. According to the study, the national average is 18 abortions per 1,000 women among 15-19-year olds. The African-American abortion rate is 41 per 1,000 women among that age group, which is four times higher than non-Hispanic whites abortion rate at 10 per 1,000 and twice as high for Hispanics at 20 per 1,000. The Guttmacher Institute revealed in a recent study that black women account for 30 percent of all abortions and African Americans make up only 13 percent of the total U.S. population. ...
Amid Genocide Alert, Racist New Black Panthers Hit South Africa
Post Date: 2013-04-01 00:26:48 by A K A Stone
(NNPA) Even as the worlds most prominent expert on genocidewarns that South Africas European-descent Afrikaner population is on the verge of government-linked extermination, the virulently racist U.S.-based New Black Panther Party has a delegation visiting the so-called Rainbow nation a country now ruled by a president who openly sings about murdering whites. The NBPP and its leadership have regularly called for genocide against white South Africans as well, so critics of the visit are expressing alarm, concerned that the officially recognized hate group is agitating for further ethnic cleansing while collaborating with genocidal elements within ...
Six Days in China
Post Date: 2013-03-29 16:31:37 by jwpegler
Its 3:35 am on Saturday morning. Im about to jump into the shower and head to the airport after spending six days in the Peoples Republic of China. I spent three days in Shanghai and three days in Beijing. I wanted to share a few a thoughts while they are still fresh in my mind. Shanghai is a surprisingly nice city with a bustling, prosperous, and consumer- oriented population. With 17 million people, its the largest city in the world. But because its so spread out, it doesnt feel as crowded as Hong Kong. The people seem happy and are very friendly. They also always seem to be in a hurry -- image millions of people on the roads driving like New York cabbies. ...
South Africa: Hunger in a land of plenty
Post Date: 2013-03-25 00:58:07 by A K A Stone
Amid the millions of hectares of prosperous farmland filled with lucrative maize crops, residents in the Free State town of Bothaville are going without jobs, and without food. Here, high production does not necessarily mean job creation. Cutting-edge technology and million-rand machinery have almost entirely removed the need for labour. Maize farming is big business in Bothaville, where grain producers supply between 600 000 and 700 000 tonnes of maize worth more than R1.4-billion to the market a year, accounting for more than 5% of South Africa's annual maize production. Bothaville falls under the Nala Local Municipality, where the unemployment rate is at 35% ...
Buchanan: Goading Gullible America Into War
Post Date: 2013-03-23 10:13:35 by mininggold
Buchanan: Goading Gullible America Into War As President Obama departed for Israel, there came a startling report. Bashar Assads regime had used poison gas on Syrian rebels. Two Israeli Cabinet members claimed credible evidence. Justice Minister Tzipi Livni said, Its clear for us that (gas is) being used.
should be on the table in the discussions. Yet, 72 hours later, the United States still cannot confirm that gas was used, and Syria and Russia have called on U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to investigate whether it was used, and if so, by whom. Whats going on here? It does not require Inspector Clouseau to surmise this may be a ...
Number of dead pigs from China waters rises to 12,566
Post Date: 2013-03-18 01:07:46 by A K A Stone
BEIJING — The number of dead pigs retrieved from waters in and near China's financial hub of Shanghai has reached 12,566.
Authorities in Shanghai plucked 611 dead pig carcasses Saturday from Huangpu river, which provides drinking water to the city's 23 million residents. In total, 8,965 dead pigs have been found in the river since March 8.
The swollen and rotting pigs are largely believed to be from the upstream city of Jiaxing in neighboring Zhejiang province, but Zhao Shumei, a deputy mayor, said it was inconclusive to say all the pigs were from her city.
Jiaxing — where small hog farms are prevalent — reported Friday night that it had recovered 3,601 dead pigs from its streams, ...
Lockheed Martin Throws More Dirt on Malthus’ Grave
Post Date: 2013-03-17 23:41:14 by A K A Stone
Cheap, clean water may soon be available for the whole planet. According to Reuters, defense contractor Lockheed Martin has developed a filter that will hugely reduce the amount of energy necessary to turn sea water into fresh water. The filter, which is five hundred times thinner then others currently available, lets water pass through but blocks all salt molecules. It will use almost 100 times less energy than other methods for making salt water drinkable, giving third world countries another way of expanding access to drinking water without having to create costly pumping stations. As the article points out, this impressive tech is coming just in time: Access to clean drinking water is ...
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