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Dozens of cancer victims settle tainted groundwater suit in Florida.
6 More than three dozen former factory workers have settled their multimillion-dollar five-year legal battle against Siemens Corp. and General Dynamics Corp. over trichloroethene and other toxic chemicals they allege the companies carelessly dumped into drinking water, causing them to develop cancer.
Licorice Root Fights Tooth Decay and Gum Disease
The first issue we all face issourcing real licorice.  The stuff we doconsume happens to be anise oil which tastes the same but is not the same.  Here we discover that the real ingredientavailable in real licorice does kill some of the bacteria that damage dentalhealth.Probably the safest way to makeuse of the benefit is to simply chew of a piece of the dried root to masticateit and extract the ch
Corbett Report Radio 047 – Geopolitics with Madison Ruppert
Madison Ruppert of EndTheLie.com is our guest tonight on the program as we go over the latest news and geopolitical updates from around the world, including the recent car bomb assassination of yet another Iranian nuclear scientist, the growing tensions between NATO and Russia, China’s place on the chessboard, and more. Works Cited: Was Israel behind yet another assassination of a nuclear scientis


PA releases list of worst Greenhouse Gas Emitters
Emissions Data from Large Industrial Facilities Now Available via Interactive Map
New York Should Extend Moratorium on Fracking
We Simply Don't Know Enough About Fracking Impacts to Frame Regulations that Would Protect the Environment and Us
Mapping Movements in Sustainable Living
The City Atlas Project in NYC Harnesses Our Most Important Resource: Creative, Willing, and Forward-Thinking People
EPA Analysis of Toxic Releases Highlights Need for Stronger Federal Oversight on Industries
Legal Loopholes Still Allow Mining and Oil & Gas Industries to Hide Hazardous Chemical Releases
The Developing World’s 10 Best Ethical Destinations: 2012
by Jeff Greenwald, Christy Hoover and Natalie Lefevre

Interview 448 – Carlos Miller on Filming the Police
Carlos Miller of the “Photography is Not a Crime” blog joins us to discuss his multiple arrests for photographing police officers in public, and how he managed to get the cases thrown out of court. We discuss the laws for filming in public in the US and how a digital camera-armed citizen media movement is turning the balance of power in the infowar away from the establishment.
Syria: Endgame approaches as conspiracy continues
Three people have reportedly been killed by security forces across Syria on Wednesday. Bashar Al-Assad has spoken to supporters in Damascus for the second time in the last 24 hours, reiterating his dismissal of calls to step down. He’s blaming the ten-month-long unrest in the country on foreign-funded terrorists, promising to crush them with extreme prejudice. The UN says Damascus has stepped up i
Corbett Report Radio 046 – The People’s Book Project with Andrew Gavin Marshall
Tonight we talk to Andrew Gavin Marshall about The People’s Book Project, an experiment in crowdfunding to counter the influence of the multinational corporations, foundations and other institutions that have been directing our society for generations with their seemingly unlimited funds. We discuss the book, Andrew’s forthcoming podcast, “Empire, Power, and People,” for BoilingFrogsPost.com, and
Interview 447 – Mike von Hash
Today we talk to Mike von Hash of 7 Shades of Void, an online musical act that mashes samples from truth videos, comedy, movies, and other sources to create powerful expressions of truth music. Be sure to check out The Von Hash YouTube channel and the 7 Shades of Void soundcloud.
Police State Gadgets and the Technology of Enslavement
[CLICK HERE to continue watching this report on Boiling Frogs Post] Police State Gadgets and the Technology of Enslavement by James Corbett BoilingFrogsPost.com 10 January, 2012 The popular conception of the police state, derived mainly from works of science fiction, revolves heavily around the deployment of exotic technologies for keeping the populace firmly under the thumb of an authoritarian go

Smoking Marijuana Won’t Hurt Your Lungs: New Medical Report
One more anti-marijuana scare tactic takes a hit with a report out of all places, the University of Alabama that taking bong hits isn’t going to harm lung functions. In fact the researchers found that multiple measures of lung function actually improved slightly at least up to a couple thousand lifetime joints. The new data come from a long-term study of more than 5,000 young adults in Oakland, C
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The 8GB Samsung Mp3Either mp3 players are evolving in storage space or style and functionality. The 8Gb Samsung Mp3 takes a turn by incorporating a large 3 inch widescreen (16×9) display that doubles as a touchscreen for navigating through the interface and choosing songs. This display makes it great for watching movies in their full vibrant colors or checking out some HD quality photos. The touch
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Retirement and Estate Preparation Review
As you get into RETIREMENT, you enter the last point regarding existence along with ideas consider defending individuals you like. You determine to get the paperwork along with matters to be able. Should you perish, each one of these written files plus much more should be found along with acted upon * in any other case your spouse along with children may drop their advantages! This particular quic

Years of Living Dangerously
Happy New Year! There have been five particularly horrific years of living dangerously in the nuclear age. The first was, most jarringly, 1945 when the Bomb made its spectacular appearance. No advance in the history of warfare was more jarring than a city-killing weapon that could be delivered by surprise for which there was no defense. The second period of maximum danger was 1949-1950, when
Lyric Contest Results
The contest to pick the best lyric about the Bomb and best adapted lyric about the Bomb generated so many superb entries that our distinguished panel of judges had great difficulty selecting winners. Truth be told, in both categories we have split decisions. In the best lyric category, Josh Pollack’s strong preference was “Crawl Out Through The Fallout” by Sheldon Allman (1960), but nobody submit
Iran’s Quest for the F6 in its UF6
In the old days before the first Gulf War, most nuclear export controls were pretty cut-and-dried: Exporters checked for items on a short ”trigger list” that could be used for making nuclear bomb fuel. But after they learned what Iraq had secretly been up to for about a decade before 1991, the Nuclear Suppliers Group came up with a second list, Infcirc/254/Part 2, and it got into the tricky busine
Broken Arrows
Consider this long post a crude proselytizing effort in this holiday season for those who doubt the existence of God, angels, guardians, guides, benevolent spirits, or deities of any kind or persuasion. One way to get religion is to have two near-death experiences and three surgeries in a year. I do not recommend this. Another is to read about US nuclear weapon-related aircraft accidents that coul

The Tebow Phenomenon
The Tebow Phenomenon isn’t really a phenomenon at all, if you understand the dynamics of his upbringing. Here’s an enlightening and insightful article by sports columnist Jason Whitlock from December 11, 2011: If this works, if Tim Tebow  keeps winning games, keeps getting better, keeps forcing John Elway and John Fox to consider an alternative quarterback route to the Super Bowl, it won’t be some
“What a year that 2011 was!” by Nkwazi Mhango
December is a time when writers, editors, analysts and all who make news what it is, are busy researching on what to write to wind up the year. Likewise, all media houses and outlets are busy hunting for a sound summary of the year. This is what this article is all about today. Truly, the year 2011 was a year that empowered hoi polloi against hoit toity in many countries, especially in Africa. Tim

Haplogroup U – Are We More United And Similar Than We Think? – By EHSANI
The Syrian crisis was always going to be different than what we all witnessed in Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen thus far.  Every country has its own nuances that render it a unique case.  One of the glaring characteristics of the current Syrian conflict is to do with its sectarian fault lines. Syrians like me have always been apprehensive about discussing our sectarian and religious differences.  Indeed
“When is the Financial Crisis Coming?” by Ehsani
I will be traveling to the Middle East for a week and will be unable to post or moderate. Joshua. Ehsani Writes: The Syrian economy will soon suffer from what I will call a “financial crisis”. This will occur as credit write offs mount. The banking system will soon be hit with a wave of defaults at both the corporate and retail levels. The former will come about as the larger companies decide not
Opposition Fails to Unify; More Calls for Intervention; The Arab League; First Political Defections
The Syrian Opposition tried to further unify its ranks this past week, but failed. Instead the various factions of Syrian National Council – the main opposition front that has met most frequently with Western government officials – fell into recriminations. The problems started with the announcement of an agreement to unify both the NCB [sometimes call NCC] – National Coordination Body for Democr
Arab League Enters Syria as Violence Rises. Syria’s Deficit Spending Explodes but Government Hangs On
Arab League monitors are visiting a number of restive Syrian towns and cities, including Hama, Idleb, and Deraa. Though Syria has made some concessions to the monitors since they began work Tuesday, government forces have at the same time been pressing ahead with attempts to put down peaceful protests in Hama, Homs and other parts of the country. Activists said at least 39 people have been killed

Social change in 2012: After the revolution
The temperatures plummeted to sub-zero in Anchorage, Alaska, in November 2011, but that did not deter the protesters who had gathered to occupy Town Square. They stayed, rotating shifts to ensure that their encampment was never left unoccupied. In the city of Fairbanks, members of the Occupy movement who stayed stalwart even as temperatures dipped to minus 40 insisted that they had to remain to sh
Year in review: The top ten good news stories of 2011
2 Sometimes it seems Muslims can’t get a break, and 2011 was no exception. The "creeping sharia" paranoia in the US continued unabated (despite any evidence that there is any real threat of sharia law supplanting the Constitution) with the passage and/or introduction of anti-sharia legislation in over 20 states, and alleged threats posed by Muslim Americans were brought up at nearly every Republica
Muslims & Christmas: Santa Claus is coming to town - not
When I was a kid, I - like millions of other children across America - ardently believed in Santa Claus. The problem? That persnickety detail that I'm Muslim. Oh, and that I happened to be living in Saudi Arabia at the time. There I was, in a desert nation, mere miles from Mecca, the birthplace of Islam, captivated by mistletoe, turtledoves, Christmas lights, and outlandish accounts of reindeer wi
"All-American Muslim" controversy: A litmus test
Talk to anyone in the Muslim-American community, and they are bound to give you a different take on TLC’s new, and now controversial show “All-American Muslim.” Some say that the show hits the nail right on the head in its portrayal of the entire spectrum of Muslims – from ultra-liberal, to moderate to orthodox. Conversely, many criticize the show as not being representative of the American Musl

Second Pakistan Blog Awards by CIO Faces severe criticism
CIO Pakistan started blog awards last year. Its is a good sign when some one takes initiative and starts some thing new. However its also difficult to introduce this into an already budding field of new media in Pakistan. Last years (or two years back now since its 2012)  Awards were initiated so as it is expected it faced initial growing up pains. It always takes time for such thing to wins the
Do We Vote : A great statistical tool by PakReport.org
Pakreport.org a tool which was instrumental in gathering statistics during the massive flooding in Pakistan, has created another study/stats gathering tool for our electoral activities. Interestingly its called do we vote With political scene in Pakistan heating up it provides very valuable information to party supporters and their leaders.  A quick look at it shows the all known facts that peopl

Republicans Across The U.S. Are Trying To Disenfranchise Voters – What Are You Going To Do About It?
In case you haven’t been paying attention, Republicans in some state legislatures have been trying valiantly to make it harder for people to vote by chipping away at long-standing policies that have traditionally made it easier to vote and sneaking in policies that the Federal government thought they abolished long ago. The introduction of ID requirements, shortening early voting windows, taking

Tenth Blogiversary
TENTH BLOGIVERSARYDecember 30th, 2010, was the 10th blogiversary of this blog.  I began it on December 30th, 20018973 posts.  I'd like to chat more about this, and much else, but I'm preoccupied with a dreadful cold.  I'm too sick to go out to tonight's New Year's party I was greatly greatly looking forward to, but may all unable to celebrate with others tonight have as much good cheer as

2011: a year of change in a decade of change
2 2011 was a year of change in a decade of change. The UK It’s been obvious since before the 2010 general election that the coming decade was likely to involve big constitutional changes in Britain: Scotland might leave the UK, the UK might leave the EU, the electoral system for the commons might change, or the House of Lords would be elected using a PR system. The probablility of each of these chan

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A Giraffe Hunter in a Ditch is Worth Two in the Bush. Or Something.
by matttbastard Newt teh Perfessor outdoes himself on the future of gender in an excerpt from a mid-90s lecture: Traditionally, he said, “if combat means living in a ditch, females have biological problems staying in a ditch for thirty days, because they get infections and they don’t have upper body strength.” On the other hand, in the space age, “if combat means being on an Aegis class cruiser m

Pesticides are not heart healthy
Researchers in Sweden have confirmed that exposure to pesticides classified as persistent organic pollutants (POPs) increases the incidence of atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. Known to be a “major risk factor” for heart attacks and strokes, atherosclerosis is one of many health threats posed by POPs pesticides, which can persist in the environment for years or decades after use.
Banner week in bee science: Zombie flies & poisonous 'planter exhaust'
The online journal PLoS One released two bee studies last week: one on an old parasite newly found in honey bees, the other confirming that bees are being poisoned by the controversial pesticide clothianidin in and around the 88 million acres of U.S. countryside planted with treated seeds.  read more
Best safety net for farmers? Healthy soil.
Farmers across the country are seeing the impacts of climate change first hand. Crop losses to drought, floods, heat waves, insects and diseases made headlines throughout the year. We hear Congress plans to improve crop insurance programs in recognition of these hardships, as negotiations for the 2012 Food and Farm Bill move ahead. But to really reduce risks, they should go one step further: t
Your voice echoed, and the world changed
As I look back on 2011, I am truly struck that this year, we worked together to indeed leave a better world for our children, our nieces, nephews and grandchildren — even in the face of intractable resistance on concerns of utmost importance for the future of our world. All of us at PAN are deeply grateful, if aching for greater transformation, too. The stark contrast of government caught in t
Dow logo sacked; is sponsorship of Olympic games next?
"There will definitely not be any Dow Chemical branding on the [stadium] wrap before, during or after the Olympic Games," announced a spokeswomen for the London 2012 organizing committee. The October 18 development marks progress in a global campaign to shame Dow into admitting accountability to victims of the Union Carbide pesticide plant explosion in Bhopal in 1984. Dow merged with
Almond joy! - Victory for bees
2 With little fanfare, pesticide manufacturer Bayer has asked California regulators to limit the use of one of their most profitable products, imidacloprid. Rather than undergo the public scrutiny and cost involved in a state-mandated re-evaluation of the pesticide's impact on bees, emerging reports say the company has requested imidacloprid be restricted from use on almond crops, which hone

Indo-US Hidden Agenda in Afghanistan
By Sajjad Shaukat When US had invaded Afghanistan in 2001, political analysts had opined that America seeks to control the energy resources of Central Asia. When US had invaded Afghanistan in 2001, political analysts had opined that America seeks to control the energy resources of Central Asia by making Osama Bin Laden a scapegoat. But now the sole superpower has included India in its hidden agend
Growing Corruption in India
By Sajjad Shaukat India’s government faced fierce criticism by the media and the opposition on December 30, 2011, after it failed to push through its flagship anti-corruption law in the upper house of parliament. In this regard, the Indian Express daily said that the ruling coalition had “egg on its face”, while the Mail Today indicated that the law was now “in cold storage.” Recently, the opposit
Anchors Follow Foreign Agenda
By Sajjad Shaukat Some journalists have penetrated in Pakistan’s media in such a way that it is much difficult for the general masses to understand their real intentions as they are following and completing the hidden agenda of anti-Pakistan elements. In this regard, a layman needs to go in depth to know the real face of Pakistani TV anchors and senior journalists like Hamid Mir and Najam Sethi wh
The Real Face of Asma Jehangir
By Sajjad Shaukat Since the Supreme Court of Pakistan declared the petitions by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and others as maintainable, while constituting a three-member judicial commission to probe into the memo controversy in a transparent manner, Asma Jahangir, the famous human rights activist and the counsel for former ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani, criticized the Court o
US Fruitless Talks with Taliban
By Sajjad Shaukat In the last six months, after holding a number of secret meetings with the representatives of Mullah Omar, leader of the Taliban’s Shura in Germany and Qatar, US officials have prepared the way for face-to-face talks between the militant group and the Afghan government. In this regard, Reuters disclosed on December 26, 2011, “Afghanistan’s High Peace Council has set out ground ru
ISI is Essential for National Security
By Sajjad Shaukat Every country has a superior intelligence agency to protect the national security of the state. It not only copes with foreign anti-state elements, but also fights the psychological warfare including internal enemies. No army can fight without the support of an efficient secret agency which collects and assesses information in a most reliable manner. American CIA, Russian KGB, Br


As noted here last month, Pham Binh posted an insightful examination of Occupy as a social movement, acknowledging its achievements while identifying potential weaknesses. For example, consider the following observation: One of the most important elements that makes Occupy an uprising and not merely a mass movement is its alleged leaderlessness. Of course as Marxists we know that every struggle r
The Birth Defects of Fallujah
As I discussed in a post from July 2010, this is one of those successes of the US invasion and occupation that you don't hear publicized here very much. A doctor in Fallujah believes that a proliferation of children born with shocking birth defects is related to the use of white phosphorus and depleted uranium weapons in Fallujah in 2004:Dr Samira Alani, a paediatric specialist at Fallujah Gener
Death of Gordon Hirabayashi
2 Like Fred Korematsu, Hirabayashi refused to compy with President Roosevelt's internment order: Mr. Hirabayashi, a son of Japanese immigrants, was a senior at the University of Washington when the United States entered World War II. He adhered to the pacifist principles of his parents, who had once belonged to a Japanese religious sect similar to the Quakers.When the West Coast curfew was imposed,
Trust Fund Governor
People may not realize it, but California Governor Jerry Brown was a trust fund kid before the term became commonly known. Son of former Governor Pat Brown, a man who should rightly be praised for his defense of leftists like Harry Bridges, his opposition to the internment and his commutation of death sentences, the world was open to him, the seminary, UC Berkeley, Yale Law School, studies in Cen
NYPD Raids OWS Livestream
2 UPDATE 2: Turns out that 7 people were arrested at Grand Central Station. There is also a rumor that the NYPD is about to raid the Manhattan studio as well.UPDATE 1: So far, only one person has been arrested at the NDAA protest at Grand Central Station. Hopefully, the NYPD will allow the participants to depart.INITIAL POST: About four hours ago, the NYPD shut down the livestream studio of Global
The Origins of Occupy Oakland
6 For more background about this, go here and here and here and here.

A Two-Edged Sword
There is a superficial attraction to resorting to assassination to prevent the development of a nuclear weapon. To take the heat of Israel/Iran out of the subject, it is tempting to think it would have been good if North Korea’s nuclear programme had been disrupted by such means. But once you abandon the framework of legality, you have no grounds to complain if your opponent reacts in the same
Scotland/England Maritime Boundaries
According to existing Westminster legislation, English waters stretch at their North Easterly point to 56 degrees 36 minutes north – that is over 100 miles North of the border at Berwick, and North of Dundee. In 1999 Tony Blair, abetted by the Scottish traitor Donald Dewar, redrew the existing English/Scottish maritime boundary to annex 6,000 square miles of Scottish waters to England, includi
English Tory Interference
If it were true that Scottish voters need London’s legal permission to vote on their own future, that would in itself be a strong argument for independence. As it is, Cameron’s despicable effort to try to use legal pretexts to interfere in the timing and question of Scotland’s independence referendum, is almost certain to backfire. Cameron both with unionist lickspittle Marr yesterday and with
IoS on Werritty’s Case
Kudos to the Independent on Sunday, which yet again is the only mainstream media outlet with the nerve to continue to report the real information on Werritty, Gould and Israel. The rest of the media are content to leave the public with the impression that the Secretary of State for Defence was obliged to resign merely over soliciting lobbyist funding for a too close male friend. It is not the fac
High Speed Rail
There is no scenery so beautiful is is not enhanced by a train running through it. If the Victorians had equivalents of the silly people from the Chilterns Society, we would never have the amazing beauty of the Settle to Carlisle railway. The biggest problem about the government’s plans for high speed rail are that they are far too limited. Rail is by far the most resource efficient way of mov
Courtney Walsh for President
If the Jamaicans are kicking out the Saxe-Coburg-Gotha-Battenburgs, who better for President than the great Courtney Walsh, a true gentleman?

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