Diabetes Drugs Cost $35 Billion/Year: Why are we Using Tax Dollars to Buy 400,000 Tons of Sugar? The blatant ways in which the government mindlessly spends our tax money when our health is in decline and the economy sputters along on the petro-dollar are often astounding.
What does Israel hope to gain by its accelerating attacks on Syria? Israeli leaders claim that they are trying to prevent weapons transfers to Hezbollah, but Hezbollah already has a well-stocked arsenal of missiles, enough to deter Israel.
U.S. officials recently told CNN, the United States has reason to believe Israel has launched an air strike on Syria. Sources revealed that U.S. and Western intelligence organizations are convinced that Israel carried out the air strike between Thursday and Friday.
The ISM said in a report released on Thursday that its index of national factory activity dropped to 50.7 in April, down from 51.3 in March. Experts characterized the drop in manufacturing growth to dissatisfaction with the fiscal cliff negotiations, employment market and expectations of inflation.
Here's a really weird "alternative history" thought experiment on this day set aside to celebrate workers around the world. Try to imagine a President of the United States standing up before Congress and saying something like this:
The mainstream media is not telling you this, but the truth is that most Americans are steadily getting poorer. The middle class is being absolutely eviscerated, and poverty is soaring to unprecedented heights.
A former FBI counterterrorism agent acknowledged this week on CNN that every telephone conversation that takes place on American soil “is being captured as we speak.”
You’ve heard reports of drones the size of insects. A new video shows a flying robot the size of a quarter developed by engineers at Harvard.
Sweating Can Actually Fight off Infection and Illness, Researchers FindSome people like to sweat, and some people just hate it. Those who sometimes enjoy sweating seek out saunas and intense workouts that will help them “break” a sweat,
Even after further arrests the media are still not getting it. Terrorism is a state-sponsored phenomenon and terrorists rarely act alone.
The official silence on the growth of poverty and social misery stands in stark contrast to the daily struggle of the majority of the US population just to make ends meet.
The vast bulk of new jobs are in low-wage service industries or in temporary or part-time positions.
The dollar fell against the euro Friday despite a rather strong U.S. April jobs report that otherwise sent stock markets and oil prices soaring.
Two US officials say the Israeli regime has “most likely” conducted an airstrike on Syria, as the Syrian army continues to regain control of militant-infested areas.
In the wake of Thatcher's departure, I remember her victims. Patrick Warby's daughter, Marie, was one of them. Marie, aged five, suffered from a bowel deformity and needed a special diet. Without it, the pain was excruciating. Her father was a Durham miner and had used all his savings.
Hawks Desperate to Drum Up an Excuse for War. It is likely that Al Qaeda rebels – and not the Syrian government – carried out the chemical weapons attack which the hawks in Washington are trying to use as a reason to invade.
No, this is not a tabloid - it's real. According to the latest video, which has now been posted below, robotic insects have made their first controlled flight. According to the creators of Robobee:
More Americans now die of suicide than from car accidents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a disturbing statistic that some experts say points to the true depths of the US economic crisis.
Homeownership is at its lowest level in 18 years, but housing prices are rising. Why? Because banks are creating real estate scarcity by buying up homes and selectively stalling foreclosures.
On Monday, April 29, honor student Kiera Wilmot was arrested for playing with chemicals on school grounds.
He referred to the cancer industry’s attitude toward treating cancer outside the medical mafia’s zone of standard care. “It’s beyond a double standard. It’s more like the twilight zone,” he exclaimed.
The European Union recently announced that it was taking action against neonicotinoid pesticides after research linked the usage of the insecticides to bee deaths and subsequent environmental implications, but a newly released study says that the top insecticide is damaging more than just bees.
A major study by the U.S. government’s environment and agriculture agencies has suggested a strong link between the use of certain pesticides and the widespread deaths that have afflicted honey bee populations around the world in recent years.
Figures on the state of the European economy published over the past week are not only the expression of a deepening economic and social crisis. They have a profound historical meaning, pointing to the bankruptcy of the capitalist economic order.
There have been so many assaults committed by stealth against Americans of good faith, and carried out so slowly and incrementally, that you have actually been ambushed. Now I’d advise that you prepare for the sucker punch.
David "Cole" Withrow was a senior ready to graduate with honors from Princeton High School in Johnston, N.C. He is an Eagle Scout, did his senior class project on gun safety and was even looking forward to college in the fall.
If you’ve never heard or seen this type of statement before, you have now and you’ve read it right. The cancer industry destroys or marginalizes safe and effective cures while promoting their patented, expensive, and toxic remedies that do more harm than good.
The US Air Force completed a nearly decade-long test program this week with the successful launch of an unmanned aircraft into hypersonic velocity, flying at more than five times the speed of sound.
9.5 million Americans have left the workforce during the presidency of Barack Obama, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In a recent interview, Noam Chomsky said he never expected much of President Obama, adding, ”The one thing that did surprise me is his attack on civil liberties. They go well beyond anything I would have anticipated, and they don’t seem easy to explain.”
Sousa Santos highlights Chavez's accomplishments - particularly what Chavez did for Latin American integration - and the challenges left to his followers, specifically to make good on the missed opportunity to create a brand of socialism with flexibility and lasting power.
The New Hampshire state legislator who has said the federal government caused the Boston Marathon bombing claimed proof in a victim who lost both legs and "was not in pain."
The lawyer who first drew up White House policy on lethal drone strikes has accused the Obama administration of overusing them because of its reluctance to capture prisoners that would otherwise have to be sent to Guantánamo Bay.
Mr Chekkouri has described how guards used tear gas and "shot guns…with small [rubber] bullets" to subdue a peaceful protest after detainees covered cameras inside their cells.
Ghadi had spent the past two years on the run from the Syrian regime but it was the rebels fighting against the government, the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) who finally caused him to abandon the revolution and flee Damascus. ‘They are thieves and gangsters,’ he told me.
A new $1 million dollar program led by Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw aimed at “violence prevention” is encouraging Floridians to report their neighbors for making hateful comments about the government, a chilling reminder of how dissent is being characterized as an extremist threat.
Starting this year, the IRS tools will be able to track all credit card transactions, for starters. The agency has also instructed agents on using online sources such as social media and e-commerce sites including eBay, as well as the rich data generated by mobile devices.
Unemployment in the euro zone hit another record in March, climbing for the 23rd consecutive month, with no end in sight to the economic and social catastrophe gripping Europe.
Referring to entirely unsubstantiated charges of chemical weapons used by the Syrian government, Obama declared this a “game changer.”
The last year has seen a number of new scientific studies showing the dangers to animals and the environment of GM Crops, in this latest stunning study from Brazil, Bt toxins are shown to be toxic to the blood of mice.
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