Lawmakers forge alternative to cap-and-trade proposal
By Les Blumenthal, McClatchy Newspapers Les Blumenthal, Mcclatchy Newspapers – Sun Apr 19, 6:00 am ET
WASHINGTON — A growing number of lawmakers who are deeply involved in the effort to reduce greenhouse gases and global warming are beginning to question "cap-and-trade," the current hot-button solution to the problem.
The chair of the… Continue
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Mental damage from CIA tactics is disputed
Justice memos say no permanent harm was inflicted from interrogation techniques, but some doctors and psychologists disagree.
By Sarah Gantz and Ben Meyerson
April 20, 2009
Reporting from Washington -- The conclusion in recently released Justice Department memos that CIA interrogation techniques would not cause prolonged… Continue
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Dutch TV show exonerates Osama bin Laden
By Scott Roxborough
BERLIN -- A Dutch TV jury has found Osama bin Laden not guilty of the Sept. 11 attacks.
In the conclusion Wednesday night to the show "Devil's Advocate" on Dutch public broadcaster Nederland 2, the jury of two men and three women, along with the studio audience, ruled there was no proof bin Laden was the mastermind behind the attacks on the World Trade Center and the… Continue
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Public Policy That Makes Test Subjects of Us All
By JOHN TIERNEY
Suppose you wanted to test the effects of halving the amount of salt in people’s diets. If you were an academic researcher, you’d have to persuade your institutional review board that you had considered the risks and obtained informed consent from the participants.
You might, for instance, take note of a recent clinical trial in… Continue
Added by bob on April 9, 2009 at 2:33am —
Seen these tactics before.
Why did the police punish bystanders?
Commentary: Tom Whipple
Rob was a predictably tedious anarchist, with tediously predictable views. Standing beneath a hanged effigy of Sir Fred Goodwin, he explained how the police work. “They aren’t here for us, they’re here for the bankers,” he told me. “But mainly, they are here for a… Continue
Added by bob on April 3, 2009 at 12:37am —
Blame Free trade for this. Local farmer's markets get most of their food locally. Its the huge agricultural companies who have subsidiaries and contracts with numerous other companies that are causing the problems. Many countries are not required to keep records, in order to track the food back to its origin. I'm sure this information will be used to screw over the local farmers, who are not contributing to the problem. Just another demonstration of how our government is subservient to large… Continue
Added by bob on March 28, 2009 at 4:46pm —
Its money over safety. Organizations who do this must be heavily punished or put out of business. Corporate executives who condone or know and do nothing need to go to jail. I hate it when executives resign, like that atones for what he/she did. Corporations care not one percent for the lives they ruin, unless they have to pay, then they say they care.
An Overseer of Trials in Medicine Draws… Continue
Added by bob on March 28, 2009 at 4:36pm —
What an over reaction. So I guess the children can't play football, basketball, baseball or any other sport that may expose them to touching others. If this nonsense continues we might as well just sit home and do nothing. The world is to dangerous for us to go outside. We must be protected from ourselves. Children will be afraid to touch each other. Learning what is and is not appropriate is a part of growing up. Now all touching, good and bad are off-limits. This country is creating a society… Continue
Added by bob on March 28, 2009 at 3:42pm —
What a douche. Our country owes vets a minimum of that much. Bush underfunded the program, but didn't sink as low as have them pay for their war caused disabilities. Remember they would not be in disabled if they had not been sent into war. War=Disabilities. The VA does poorly in many areas already, such as confirming claims of disability and has been sorely underfunded for most of its existence. Stories have come out that the VA has deliberately denied eligible veterans their claims. It is a… Continue
Added by bob on March 13, 2009 at 12:19am —
Justice Department investigating Inglewood police shootings
By Ari B. Bloomekatz, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
The Inglewood Police Department announced today that the Department of Justice is investigating the agency in the wake of several officer-involved shootings of unarmed suspects and other incidents.
According to the department's website, the investigation would include… Continue
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Official: US ship in scrape now has armed escort
By ANNE GEARAN, AP Military Writer Anne Gearan, Ap Military Writer – Thu Mar 12, 11:25 am ET
WASHINGTON – The Navy has assigned a heavily armed destroyer to escort the U.S. surveillance ship that got into a high-seas confrontation with Chinese ships last weekend.
A defense official says the Hawaii-based… Continue
Added by bob on March 12, 2009 at 10:45pm —
This is our government at work. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed cant get a normal trial by the US but they wont release information that involves him unless he wants to sign a waiver for privacy reasons. WTF? Priorities a little off I think.
FBI cited for poor freedom of information work
By MICHAEL J. SNIFFEN, Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON – The FBI tells two out… Continue
Added by bob on March 12, 2009 at 10:27pm —
A list of what is included in common vaccines. Very interesting and unnerving. Animal cells, mercury, aluminum, MSG, live virus, formaldehyde, GMO plants. Get everyone you know to read and spread the information right now!
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Overexposed: Imaging tests boost U.S. radiation dose
By Julie Steenhuysen
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Americans are exposed to seven times more radiation from diagnostic scans than in 1980, a report found on Tuesday as experts said doctors are overusing the tests for profit and raising health risks for patients.
The findings, issued by National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurement, add to… Continue
Added by bob on March 4, 2009 at 1:33am —
That is way to high of a number. We have to many ridiculous laws. States are spending at least 30,000 a year for each prisoner. The number is for adults only, just think if those below 18 were added to the statistics what it would look like. Are we safer in the US because of the high rate of incarceration? Hard core offenders need to stay of course. However, to some in jail, they made a stupid mistake and will likely not be a repeat offender. Others were pushed beyond their limits and acted.… Continue
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The idea of decriminalizing marijuana is gaining steam.
Latin Americans Decry U.S. Drug War
By John Tierney
A group of Latin American leaders have called on President Obama to rethink America’s campaign against illegal drugs, which they blame for helping to foment crime, corruption and political instability in Latin America while failing to reduce the… Continue
Added by bob on February 27, 2009 at 1:21am —
Information Commissioner Richard Thomas warns of surveillance culture
Laws that allow officials to monitor the behaviour of millions of Britons risk “hardwiring surveillance” into the British way of life, the country's privacy watchdog has warned.
Richard Thomas told The Times that “creeping surveillance” in the public and private sectors had gone “too far, too fast” and risked undermining… Continue
Added by bob on February 27, 2009 at 12:43am —
Now that this information is official, the morons who said he did not really mean it when he voted for warrantless wire taping can stop with the hero worship. The reason the government says, "can't tell you State's Secrets" is those who run it have so much outrageous crap going on that if we knew the extent of it we would bring down the government.
Obama Administration Supports Telco Spy Immunity
Added by bob on February 26, 2009 at 10:28pm —
It seems that the police are ticketing people for anything and everything. In this article the man was struck by a vehicle and was hurt badly. He broke a small law that many have broken repeatedly, jaywalking. Adding insult to his injuries he was ticketed. I think he learned his lesson without needing the ticket. I wouldn't be surprised if he and the women he was escorting had been doing this for years. The driver of the vehicle was not paying attention to the road, especially at night with a… Continue
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