“…the Pentagon released a shocking new report on rape and sexual assault in the U.S. military. According to the latest available figures, an estimated average of 70 sexual assaults are committed daily within the U.S. military, …”
“Last week, ProPublica reported that the Food and Drug Administration allowed dozens of medications to stay on the market, even though the research designed to prove their safety and effectiveness was undermined by “egregious” violations at a major pharmaceutical research laboratory in Houston. New information shows that even after the FDA had cited the lab for falsifying data and other misconduct, the agency issued a brand new approval to a drug tested there.” http://www.propublica.org/article/fda-approved-new-drug-despite-ongoing-investigation-of-lab-misconduct
Published on Monday, February 18, 2013 by Common Dreams
Industrial Ag Triggers Devastating ‘Web’ of Pollution
New report analyzes impact of excessive nitrogen and phosporous in our ecosystems
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
A new report published Monday by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) implicates the global industrial farming system in the disastrous impacts that fertilizer abuse and waste are having on our natural world.Entitled “Our Nutrient World,”(.pdf) the report examines how industrial farming has forced a superabundance of nitrogen, phosphorus, and other nutrients into our ecosystems, massively altering the natural balance and causing a “web of water and air pollution.”
The run-off of excessive nutrients into our rivers, lakes and streams is creating aquatic dead zones through a process of eutrophication, during which excessive growth of toxic algae blooms destroys the ecosystem and poisons the fish and other water life.
Similarly, the excess of nitrogen being pumped into the environment also contributes to air pollution, and hence global warming, by releasing harmful greenhouse gases called oxides into the atmosphere.
Hospital facing lawsuit after complying with a swastika-tattooed father’s request that only white nurses care for his child.
In Michigan, a neonatal nurse reports that she was removed from her job because a Swastika-tattooed father who didn’t want his daughter treated by any African Americans.
The nurse, Tonya Battle, had been working at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan, since 1988. Yet when a newborn girl came into the neonatal intensive care unit recently, Battle was abruptly removed from the case because “the father told the [nurse in charge] that he did not want [any] African Americans taking care of his baby.”
Battle is now suing the hospital for discrimination.
300,000 Mexican children producing food for US, and some labeled ‘organic’
“Recently this magazine reported on 300,000 child workers in Mexico producing food for American tables, including those labeled ‘organic.’
Tracking what goes into our food apparently defeats even the FDA who say they cannot determine which Mexican companies are performing this illegal activity, despite President Obama’s FY 2013 budget authorized $4.5 billion for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Horse feathers! The extent of food safety in the US does not permit consumers to know if there are GMOs in the products they buy and so make their own choice, never mind substitution practices of ingredients or even out-of-sight ‘substitution ethics’ in what is in effect slave-produced products happily imported from a neighboring country.”
“Naked Juice is owned by Pepsi, which donated $2.5 million to help defeat Prop 37, California Right to Know’s ballot initiative to label genetically modified food.
Naked Juice sells itself as “100% juice,” “all natural” and “non-GMO”, but it contains genetically modified soy and synthetic compounds such as calcium pantothenate, produced from formaldehyde, and Fibersol-2, a synthetic digestion-resistant fiber produced by Archer Daniels Midland. Naked Juice is full of fructooligosaccharides, synthetic fibers and sweeteners, including inulin, an artificial fiber added to foods to increase fiber content without the typical fiber mouth-feel.”
[NOTE: Bet he is a Conservative Christian Republican]
February 15, 2013
“A baby was crying on an airplane, allegdly leading to a passenger yelling, “shut that n****r baby up.” Then, the man allegedly slapped the…”
“It’s Tuesday, and Barack Obama has betrayed us again. And by “us” I mean not just progressives (of whom he is not), but also Democrats, the party that sells itself as the party of Roosevelt, Johnson and Kennedy. Of that party he also is not, except nominally.”
“The site isn’t perfect, but it’s quite cool nonetheless, and a neat example of using the Internet to uniquely present information in a new way that helps you crunch data, and understand it, better.”
“What a horrific story. The Irish Prime Minister gave a partial apology today for the government’s role in a 74-year scandal in which, a new official government report says, over 10,000 women were forced to work without pay at commercial laundries called Magdalene Laundries, operated by the Catholic Church for “crimes” as small as not paying a train ticket.”