American Medical Association are calling many MDs ‘quacks,’ suppressing natural alternatives and gagging doctors with stiff penalties.
The Armenian government will cover the electricity price rise by off-budget means until an independent audit of the Electricity Network of Armenia distribution company is completed. Riots in Armenia erupted after the State Regulatory Commission had agreed to raise public electricity tariffs by 16%.
All residents 21 and older will legally be allowed to possess and use recreational reefer. There is, however, a catch, no one can sell it or buy it Oregon Liquor Control Commission has the authority to tax, license and regulate recreational marijuana grown, sold or processed for commercial purposes. OLCC won’t begin taking applications for commercial growers until January of next year. Pot shops aren’t to be expected until fall of 2016.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will call a referendum on the proposed bailout accord with foreign creditors, Greece's Skai TV reported on Friday.
Tsipras, who called an urgent cabinet meeting earlier on Friday, is due to speak to reporters shortly.
In a win for multinational corporations and the global one percent, the U.S. Senate on Tuesday narrowly advanced Fast Track, or Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) —ensuring for all practical purposes the continued rubber-stamping of clandestine trade agreements like the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
Republican presidential hopeful Senator Marco Rubio has called on US President Barack Obama to stop rhetoric against China and impose sanctions on the country over the hacking allegation.
Congressman Mike Pompeo (R-KS) reintroduced another bill, “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act” (H.R. 1599). If it passes, it will mean states can no longer pass GMO labeling bills. It would also prohibit states or counties from banning or regulating GMOs in any way.
U.S. House of Representatives rejected Trade Adjustment Assistance provision of TPP, first in a series of trade bills designed to lessen the blow of potential negative effects resulting from broader Trans-Pacific Trade deal. Number of Democrats broke ranks, voted against party leadership,
Senate Appropriations Committee voted today by 21 to 9 to approve an amendment offered by Senator Mikulski (D-MD) to protect state medical marijuana laws from federal interference by the Department of Justice and Drug Enforcement Administration. The amendment mirrors one that passed the House last week 242-186.
Russian State Duma’s Committee of International Affairs head Alexey Pushkov: "We see the G8 format no longer exists, prospects of resuming it in my opinion, very unclear," useless to take part in association that is not for dialogue but rather "an organization for pressuring" Russia. The value of G7 has decreased, now looks like "the club of US’ friends."
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper visited Kiev, Saturday to reaffirm Ottawa’s support for Ukraine’s ultra-nationalist, pro-western regime and US-led drive against Russia. Flew to Germany for G-7 summit, promised to advocate for Ukrainian regim, join Washington in pressing for no let-up in economic sanctions, aggressive NATO military deployments, and war threats against Russia.
Rick Santorum: “The church has gotten it wrong a few times on science, and I think that we probably are better off leaving science to the scientists.”Pope Francis has a Masters in Chemistry from the University of Buenos Aires.
Republican senator Rand Paul of Kentucky has joined a group of lawmakers in the House of Representatives who are pushing for the publication of 28 pages from the official report on the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 which have remained classified for more than a decade.
US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Vietnamese government signed a Joint Vision Statement, underscoring the alignment of Hanoi’s military interests with those of Washington. Providing Vietnam with $18 million for patrol boats. Vietnam currently buys 90 percent of its defense materiel from Russia.
The final stages of capitalism, Marx wrote, would be marked by developments familiar to most of us. Unable to expand and generate profits at past levels, the capitalist system would begin to consume the structures that sustained it. It would prey upon the working class and the poor, driving them ever deeper into debt and poverty and diminishing the capacity of the state to serve the needs of ordinary citizens. Politics in the late stages of capitalism become subordinate to economics.
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