Only five people have fully completed the enrollment process in DC insurance exchange, from four of the insurance companies participating in the exchange. Two people enrolled in CareFirst BlueShield plansthree enrolled in Kaiser Permanente No data collected by UnitedHealthcare or Aetna .
As mounting evidence shows genetically modified foods have dangerous health and environmental repercussions, the number of scientists willing to step forward and speak out against them is similarly growing. Dr. Thierry Vrain: entire paradigm of genetic engineering GMO technology is flawed.
If the rods are exposed to the air they would release radiation, could heat up, cause self-sustaining nuclear reaction. Many unknowns. Potential catastrophe. Fuel rods could be bent, damaged, corroded. Difficult to move because no longer in proper original position. Fuel rods may break. TEPCO: unlikely.
Monsanto’s pesticides causing birth defects and cancer in Argentina. Anti-Monsanto protests in farm communities due to massive pesticide-induced illness. Children born with deformities: six fingers, without a jawbone, missing skull bone, kidney deformities, without an anus, people developing cancer.”
Attorney David Schorr slapped a court-appointed shrink with a defamation lawsuit for telling the judge deciding a custody battle with his estranged wife that he was an unfit parent for refusing to take his son to the fast food joint for dinner. Son tattled on his dad, wife flipped out and called the shrink.
The fast food giant is suing protestors who object to the birth of a new McDonald’s restaurant near an elementary school saying that the lawsuit is for the protesters’ own protection. Unclear what this protection is. Suing locals who are objecting to the building of the store in the Victorian Supreme Court
Arjun Makhijani: Removing the spent fuel rods from the Fukushima Reactor is a dangerous but necessary move
Fort Worth Court of Appeals: Range Resources can go forward with defamation suit based on accusations that Lipsky mislead public of being able to set his water on fire. Tests show gas in his water well 162,000 parts per million (ppm). 50,000 ppm considered level for potential explosion
Proposed ban on addition of fluoride into drinking water. Independent deputy Catherine Murphy: right for people to be sceptical and questioned expert opinion fluoridation does not cause ill-health. Citing Holland, Germany as countries with good public health policy that do not put fluoride in the water
300 tons contamination goes into Pacific Ocean daily for two years. Radioactive water will begin arriving this March. Endanger millions of lives. Nuclear Engineer Dr. Arjun Makhijani president Institute for Energy and Environmental Research: No need to panic. Should do better monitoring of food.
Potential very serious accident, operation amounts to nuclear high-wire act, cranes other machinery on scaffolding above the No. 4 unit. Tepco spokesmen: removal process not risky. Tepco record of accidents at the plant tests faith in its competence to perform such a delicate task.
Motorola, owned by Google, applied for a patent: electronic tattoo placed on a person’s neck, acts as a “mobile microphone, lie detector and digital display.” Announced the password pill, stomach acid-powered tablet turns your body into a living password equivalent of a floppy disk.
GE tree developed by ArborGen, biotechnology corporation to provide wood pellets that fuel power plants around world. Require substantial amounts of fertilizers and pesticides water. Spread seeds and pollens over great distances. Risks contaminating surrounding area.
President promises everyone would be able to keep their existing insurance plan under Obamacare even though he knew they they wouldn’t. Obama:“I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me.”
We’ve long said that the greatest short-term threat to humanity is from the fuel pools at Fukushima. The Japanese nuclear agency recently green-lighted the removal of the spent fuel rods from Fukushima reactor 4′s spent fuel pool. The operation is scheduled to begin this month.
Undeterred by ethical concerns, police then took Eckert to Gila Regional Medical Center, where, over Eckert's objections, doctors performed an x-ray of Eckert's cavity, three enemas, a colonoscopy, and several cavity searches, as well as forced him to defecate in front of them. No drugs were ever found.
Fox Business host John Stossel on Thursday said he was outraged that most government services like the military and “organ selling” had not been turned over to private business. Stossel’s list of things that needed to be privatized included parks, libraries, law enforcement, military and “organ selling.
Group of companies, including Tiger Brands, Pioneer, Premier Foods fixed the price of bread and maize meal, commandeer the entire maize value chain squeeze the poorest South Africans. South African government, through Public Investment Corporation (PIC)largest investor in Tiger Brands.
Gag order on medical professionals which keeps them from revealing specific fracking chemical components to their patients. denied the right of access to information about specific chemical types and quantities used in fracking to better handle poisoned patients or warn them of the toxic potentials.
October 12 March Against Monsanto (MAM), scores of police from half a dozen municipalities there, with dogs .previous demonstration, police told picketers to stand on pavement not on Monsanto’s grass. next event, cops said pavement too close to traffic ordered people to stand on the grass.
District Court judge in California upheld the landmark [SCOTUS] ruling, and struck down a patent held by a San Diego-based diagnostics company called Sequenom. Sequenom plans to appeal the decision to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. Judge ruled a "natural phenomenon" could not be patented.
Couple that considers themselves longtime liberals and supporters of President Barack Obama say the president’s hallmark health care legislation has left them forced to find a new health coverage plan. All the options they’re seeing now cost upwards of double for equal or worse coverage.
TEPCO to begin extracting 1,500 nuclear fuel rods from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant. Risky operation essential to stabilize the site, process to take decades. Radioactivity of the rods 14,000 times more than 1945 Hiroshima bomb. Mishap could release huge amount of radiation into the atmosphere.
Japanese officials couldn’t tell us the catastrophe wouldn’t have any effects, but they could exaggerate the potential dangers. under-reported just how much radiation is leaking from the “storage tanks” containing highly radioactive water.
Food and Drug Administration: measures would eliminate artificial trans fats, major contributor to heart disease in the U. S., from foods. declare hydrogenated oils no longer seen as safe. Institute of Medicine: no safe level for consumption of artificial trans fats.
Portland first east coast city to legalize marijuana, removes penalties for small-quantity, adult marijuana possession, does not decriminalize production or sale of pot. Three Michigan cities remove criminal punishment for marijuana possession, 14 localities decriminalized marijuana.
The NO to Initiative 522 in Washington Committee set the record for most money raised in any initiative campaign in Washington’s history. spending more than $21.4 million dollars to deprive people of their right to know about what is in their food is horrendous.
Monsanto’s massive campaign to defeat your very right to know what’s in your food has been backed by over $22 million in corporate funding from sources like DuPont and Bayer, but the reality is that these corrupt corporate monopolies are fighting just to survive within the world’s food supply.
“Fukushima is the most terrifying situation that I can imagine,” Suzuki said, adding that another earthquake could trigger a potentially catastrophic, nuclear disaster.
Second earthquake to hit Fukushima prefecture in past two days. A 5.0 earthquake Sunday, tremors felt in Tokyo, as preparations for dangerous cleanup operation to remove fuel rods from Unit 4 at Fukushima.If attempt fails, huge quantities of radiation could be released into the atmosphere.
Italy reeling from revelations mafia made money from late 1980s onwards by dumping huge amount of toxic waste in southern Italy, endangering millions, Industrial waste from Italy, radioactive material from Germany, disposed near groundwater reserves, lakes. Still doing it. Authorities pledged clean-up.
illegal worldwide regime spraying the skies daily with toxic chemicals, ongoing environmental catastrophe, health disaster. toxins, contaminants, pollutants and poisons put in the air we breathe a end up everywhere in, food, organic gardens, water, forests, farmland.
Had multiple seizures every single day. It wasn’t until she tried treating her symptoms with marijuana that she found relief. Eliminated her seizures completely. Cannabis has a wealth of healing compounds, some of which we are only beginning to understand.
Operation never before attempted, (TEPCO) will start removing 1,331 highly radioactive used fuel assemblies from a deep pool which sits high above ground in shattered reactor building. One slip-up: "Tokyo would have to be evacuated, poisons will spread very rapidly. Going to be monumental.
Radioisotopes from the Fukushima plant were found in bluefin tuna off Califonia's coast. Fukushima-related risk to consumers of seafood caught off the west coast of North America. Probability of a 7 or above quake in e next 3 years is over 95%. They don’t know what to do.
Cleanup and decommissioning of Fukushima Daiichi will take decades, being carried out under very challenging, unprecedented conditions, have global significance.
300 tons of highly radioactive water (80,000 gallons) spreading into the Pacific Ocean every day from the triple reactor melt-through at Fukushima. Radioactive contamination of Pacific world’s largest ocean, covers a third of Earth. Threat to the fishery caused by Fukushima‘s ongoing radioactive gusher.
Romanian medical staff staged mass protest, demand better financing for country’s healthcare system. Saturday, thousands of medical workers gathered in Bucharest to express their anger against low salaries, harsh working conditions in health sector. 3,000 doctors leave country annually for better jobs.
Radiation from Japan nuclear plant arrives on Alaska coast, and along the west coast. More may be heading toward coastal communities. Concern over contamination of fish and wildlife. Health problems in Alaskan wildlife, including seals, polar bears, walruses, whales, and sea stars.
A leaked UN document says that climate change will threaten the world’s food supply in coming years. The document comes from the assessments of a scientific panel the UN appointed to research the impacts of climate change.
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