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Recent anniversary date of President John F. Kennedy assassination - by Lynda Carson
President John F. Kennedy (JFK) spent his last night alive at the Texas Hotel in Ft. Worth, Texas. When morning came there was a light rain falling on Ft. Worth as the JFK entourage, including JFK's wife Jackie, prepared to take a thirteen minute flight to Dallas for a limo ride through the city. It proved to be a very fateful day.
Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 4:49AM
Nuclear Shutdown News, November 2015 - by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the US and global nuclear industry. In addition, it highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free world. Here's our November report.
Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 7:52PM
Puerto Rico Faces Default - by Greg
Puerto Rico may default on a $354 million December 1 debt payment. The island's governor calls the total $72 billion debt "unpayable" and vows to prioritize public services over debt repayment if forced to choose.
Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 7:20AM
The tale of refugees - by Ted Rudow III, M
The Daily Star Letters To The Editor The tale of refugees They have to sell their land and their house and borrow heavily to pay the human traffickers. Then, they have to cross the border into Turkey, often illegally, over razor wire fences, and then they have to make their way to the smugglers to be pushed onto the boats.
Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:42PM
What "Orwellian" Really Means - by Noah Tavlin
The population is inundated with propaganda. Labor camps are called joy camps. With cognitive dissonance, individuals are left completely dependent on the state. Orwell urged us to protect our language in a world where war is slavery and freedom is peace.
Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:52PM
Presidential Candidates Criticize Pfizer Merger - by Jubilee USA
Presidential candidates from both parties criticized pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's merger with Allergen, claiming Pfizer's goal is to move its headquarters to Ireland on paper where it will pay a lower tax rate without changing its US business activities.
Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:47AM
NATO is harboring the Islamic State - by Nafeez Ahmed
Who funds ISIS? Is the Bush-Cheney policy of "regime change" related to the flood of refugees from Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria?
Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 4:46AM
Casino Capitalism and Profit Maximization - by Gunter Grzega and Sven Hergovich
In the 1960s the average holding time for stocks was 10 years. Now the holding time is not 9 months but 22 seconds. Like shareholder value, profit maximization leads to exploding inequality and the waster of resources. States were weakened by extensive tax cuts. How can the economy serve long-term necessities (e.g. affordable housing, education and health care) and not only short-term profit maximization?
Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:22AM
Black horse - by Ted Rudow III, MA
I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, "A measure of wheat for a penny; and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine." (Revelation 6:56 KJV.)
Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:56PM
How many babies are on this journey - by Ted Rudow III, MA
They have to sell their land and their house and borrow very heavily from neighbors and from family to make this journey, because they have to pay smugglers incredible amounts of money.
Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:10PM
Puerto Rico Government Meets with Debt Holders in New York - by Greg
Puerto Rico's Government Development Bank is meeting with advisers of some of the finance firms that own Puerto Rico's debt to present a plan to comprehensively resolve the island's debt crisis.
Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:17AM
FDA Approves First Genetically Engineered Animal for Human Consumption Over the Objections - by via Center for Food Safety
WASHINGTON, DC (November 19, 2015) – Center for Food Safety today announced plans to sue the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to block the agency’s approval for sale and consumption of the genetically engineered AquaAdvantage® salmon developed by AquaBounty. The suit will be filed in coordination with other colleague plaintiffs.
Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:16AM
FDA Approves Unlabeled GMO Salmon Despite Widespread Opposition from Scientists, Consumers - by via Food & Water Watch
Ignoring Calls for More Comprehensive Studies, FDA Fails to Protect Public
Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:11PM
Unraveled the region completely - by Ted Rudow III, MA
Islam has made great advances in the last 42 years. Muslims around the world have become much more powerful, more united in their faith, more radical and militant, and Muslim communities.
Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 3:55PM
Costilla County, CO Introduces GMO-Free Zone to Protect Traditional Farmers - by via Center for Food Safety
SAN LUIS, COLORADO (November 12, 2015)—THE CENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY (CFS) is proud to support a new ordinance introduced today in Costilla County, Colorado that would establish a “Center of Origin” GMO-Free Zone of Protection to preserve the county’s unique agricultural products and traditional farming systems. The ordinance is intended to protect the county’s traditional acequia (community irrigation ditch) farmers and their land race heirloom maize varieties that are unique to the U...
Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:55PM
Advocacy Groups Call for Halt to Open Air Field Trials of Genetically Engineered Moths - by via Food & Water Watch
11.10.15, Washington, D.C.—Today, U.S. advocacy groups Center for Food Safety, Food & Water Watch, and Friends of the Earth U.S., along with the Northeastern Organic Farming Association of New York, called for a halt to open field trials of genetically engineered (GE) diamondback moths at Cornell University. The initial trials have been in enclosed screened cages, but are expected to move to open trials early this spring. The groups cite numerous unaccounted for risks, including impact...
Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:42AM
Western Governors' Association Calls for Massive Weakening of Endangered Species Act - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— At the behest of Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead, the Western Governors’ Association is hosting a “workshop” in Cody, Wyo., through Friday to discuss legislative changes designed to weaken the Endangered Species Act, including further delaying protection decisions and loosening scientific standards. Although the stated goal of the workshop is to encourage bipartisan conversations to improve the Endangered Species Act, the speakers at the gathering overwhelmingly represented industr...
Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:08AM
Peace could have been given - by Ted Rudow III, MA
Assyria in Iraq, of course part of Syria today is part of that. Also Northern Iraq was a part of Assyria, and it was always fighting with its neighbours. First was Assyria, then Babylon, where did the Medes and Persians originate. Persia, they changed the name to Iran. I think it was only after World War 2 that they started to change the names of all these countries.
Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:12PM
CALL IN: Opportunity for Input: Marijuana Scheduling NOVEMBER 20th, 2015 - by Governor Jay Inslee -WA State DOH
Currently marijuana is a Schedule 1 controlled substance under both state and federal law, meaning it is illegal and viewed as having no potential medical benefit. It could be changed to Schedule 2-5 or removed from scheduling altogether. However, this change would not affect marijuana's continued status as a Schedule 1 drug under federal law. We would like to invite you to a meeting to learn more and offer input: November 20, 2015 2:00 to 4:00 p.m
Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:49AM
Nuclear Shutdown News October 2015 - by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline of the nuclear power industry in the US and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free future.
Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:56PM