Power is expected to be restored to most customers by Monday evening, but the damage varies by home. A power surge left thousands without power in Stockton on Monday after smart meters on their homes exploded. The explosions started at around 8:30 a.m. after a truck crashed into a utility pole, causing a surge.
2013 survey, 76% of polled physicians said they would prescribe cannabis (if legalized) to aid their patients. Results were published in the New England Journal of Medicine May 30. Responses from 1,446 doctors from 72 different countries, 56 states and provinces in North America were recorded.
China’s finance ministry: government of Denmark announcing its intention to join the AIIB as a founding member. Earlier, Russia announced its decision to join the AIIB a day after Brazil accepted an invitation from China. The Netherlands and Australia also announced their intent to become members.
There are currently 41 million Americans who collectively have about $1.1 Trillion in loans outstanding. That means about 13.5 million Americans are currently delinquent on roughly $350 billion in student loan debt.
Global warming caused the northern tip of Antarctica to nearly reach room temperature last week, with a record-breaking high of 63.5 F (17.5 C) being recorded at Argentina's Esperanza Base on Tuesday. The weather there was warmer than in the UK, where British Summer Time has just begun.
Glyphosate residues cannot be removed by washing, not broken down by cooking. Remains in food for a year or more, even if foods are frozen, dried or processed. Eating strictly organic doesn't protect you. Present in the air, water and rain. Even at levels barely measurable, Roundup shown to promote proliferation of cancer cells.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addressed parliament last night, making clear his readiness to implement austerity measures dictated by the country’s international creditors, Debt Syriza inherited from the New Democracy/PASOK government larger than had been presented. It was now time to face the truth, ready to make an “honest compromise” with creditors.
A garlic-based "potion" listed in a thousand-year-old Anglo-Saxon manuscript has been found to kill off MRSA superbug. Recipe of cow bile, oxgall, wine and two species of Allium - garlic and onion or leek originally concocted as a treatment for eye infections, was spotted in a copy of Bald's Leechbook. Tests shows that the mixture kills up to 90% of MRSA bacteria,
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis: country’s relations with Germany over its latest bailout have declined into a state of “open hostility.”“This toxic game only benefits Europe’s enemies. It has to stop.” Greek Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis to fly to Moscow March 30 to negotiate lower gas prices for his country and find ways of increasing Greek exports to the Russian Federation, despite EU sanctions
Domino’s has been caught selling genetically modified ‘Frankenfood’ pizzas to customers while claiming to be ‘GM-free’ on its website, according to research by campaign group GM Freeze.
Nashville’s district attorney recently banned his staff from using invasive surgery as a bargaining chip, local attorneys had been using sterilization as part of plea bargains. Davidson County District Attorney Glenn Funk: “I have let my office know that is not an appropriate condition of a plea. It is now policy that sterilization will never be a condition of deal-making in the district attorney's office."
Ukraine is expected to import around 300 million cubic meters of Russian gas and transfer $105 million for it. Last week Gazprom said the latest tranche worth $15 million would be sufficient for gas supplies till the end of the month or April 1.
About 21,000 recruits will be drafted into the regular army in April-May, Ukraine’s Defense Ministry announced in a statement Tuesday, adding that new draftees would not serve in conflict zone in eastern Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin noted that many Ukrainians are dodging mobilization by entering Russia to avoid being sent to the conflict zone as "cannon fodder."
Residents of a dozen US states received a scare when an ominous message rolled across their TV screens announcing an ‘emergency alert’ with the names of their states – without any explanation or further information. A test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) began shortly before noon Monday, seen by millions of television viewers. EAS is a special department run by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the National Weather Service (NOAA/NWS).
Monsanto is facing major financial downturn amid the backlash from consumers over their GMO creations and international rejection of various GMO exports. 1. 96% Want Their GMOs Labeled. 2. Fast Food is Failing. 3. The Spread of Information. 4. GMO Labeling. 5. International Agencies Declare Monsanto’s Products as Poison.
Greece’s energy minister Panagiotis Lafazanis is visiting Moscow on Monday in a bid to arrange more favourable terms for imports of Russian gas, according to a report in Germany’s Spiegel Online.
The visit comes at a time when Athens is scrambling to strike a deal with its creditors for the release of the next tranche of bailout funds
The Pentagon is considering how to attract and retain the best and the brightest people in areas like cyber-technology, even if that means easing recruitment standards and hiring older people or offering incentives like student loan repayment.
The UK labour union said that the staff at the Queen Elizabeth's Windsor Castle residence may take the first industrial action ever, after workers vote over a pay dispute next month.
A father sent his 6th grade child's homework from Science class. It asks (and then answers) the question: Are genetically modified foods safe to eat? The sheet pretends to ask if GMOs are safe to eat, but never offers any info contrary to the answer - yes. Whether the student's answers are right or wrong, the message is clear - GMO vaccine-foods are a healthy part of a complete breakfast.
Chicago police stopped a quarter of a million people over a four-month period in 2014 without arresting them, surpassing New York City, where years of protest against stop-and-frisk forced the policy of racial profiling into national spotlight, led a federal judge to declare in 2013 that the NYPD's use of stop-and-frisk violated the constitutional rights of Black and Latino New Yorkers who were targeted.
Bill Levin, founder of the First Church of Cannabis, Inc., filed paperwork this week with the Indiana Secretary of State to register his group as a non-profit organization. Although marijuana is illegal in Indiana for medical and recreational use, Levin’s filing was made on the same day Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration act—a bill which aims to prevent the government from forcing citizens to do something that violates religious beliefs
Capitalists use the environment as a cost-free dumping ground, the accumulating costs threaten everyone. Oceans are “common property.” No one owns them, so no one can protect them. In capitalism there is no thought for the future of the planet and humanity, only short-term profits. Social costs are ignored, humans will destroy everything that sustains life if they can raise their incomes.
John Boehner Calls Barack Obama An ‘Anti-War President’ Who Won’t Lead
“The world is starving for American leadership. But America has an anti-war president,” the Ohio Republican told reporters. “We have no strategy, overarching strategy, to deal with the growing terrorist threat. And it’s not just ISIS or Al-Qaeda or all of their affiliates. We’ve got a serious problem facing the world and America, by and large, is sitting on the sidelines.”
The top financial contributors to Congress during the 2013-2014 session, according to OpenSecrets.org, include Pfizer Inc., Amgen Inc., Merck & Co., Abbott Laboratories, AstraZeneca PLC, Eli Lilly & Co., Sanofi, AbbVie Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline, United Therapeutics, Novartis AG, Genentech Inc., Novo Nordisk and Allergan Inc. — all companies that produce drugs and vaccines.
Albuquerque Journal: 2.3% of kids in Los Alamos public schools don’t get vaccinated. Their parents have received exemptions, highest rate of non-vaccination in the state. We’re talking about parents who work at the US Los Alamos Labs, with advanced degrees in science.
Mainland China could soon implement a full-scale economic stimulus due to the threats of deflation and stagnation, adding to the piles of cash being printed by Japanese and European mints, rendering monetary equivalent less valuable and investment less powerful across the globe.
Ex-Monsanto employee Richard Goodman has been removed from the Editorial Board of the Journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology.
US hedge fund billionaire George Soros said he will invest $1 billion in Ukraine provided the West improves investment conditions, and warned there is no such thing as a ‘benevolent investor’. This must generate a profit.
United States is outraged by China’s proposed restrictions on US-made information technology in the banking sector s a reaction to the disclosure of secret documents by former NSA contractor Edwards Snowden. China argued the move is a way to foster much-needed “secure and controllable” banking technology, a phrase whose murky definition puts US officials on edge.
Social Costs Of Capitalism Destroying Earth’s Ability To Support Life Food polluted with herbicides, antibiotics, hormones and pesticides. World Health Organization: glyphosate in Monsanto’s Roundup, herbicide sprayed on GMO food crops, likely causes of cancer, believed to be exterminating honey bees and Monarch butterflies. California with one year’s supply of water, from severe drought, fossil-fuel fracking industry polluting remaining surface and ground water. Fukushima radiation pollution.
Capitalism’s pursuit of profit is destroying life on earth.
New study reveals the massive cost of war. Through its campaigns in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, the US may be responsible for the deaths of millions. The study, conducted by the Nobel Prize-winning NGO Physicians for Social Responsibility, found that war has, directly or indirectly, killed around 1 million people in Iraq, 220,000 in Afghanistan and 80,000 in Pakistan, i.e. a total of around 1.3 million."
Spice industry is growing mid to single digit rates— 3-5 percent — whereas packaged food are barely growing or are slightly negative. McCormick & Company (the most popular spice brand in the U.S. with $4.2 billion in annual sales), has benefitted from the nutritionally conscious consumer. Sales grew 6 percent over previous year, is projected to rise.
The Pentagon lost track of sensitive equipment from a $750 million program to help U.S. soldiers spot roadside bombs and some of it wound up for sale on eBay, Craigslist and other websites, according to a Navy intelligence document obtained by The Intercept. The missing equipment includes thermal optic imaging and night vision devices.
Robert Jeffrey Taylor Jr., 45, who worked for the York Police Department as a corporal arrested for abusing his 3-month-old baby so badly that he is not expected to survive. The infant’s mother, Audrey Schurig, 36, also a police officer arrested as well and charged with unlawful neglect of a child, leaving the baby in his father’s care despite allegedly knowing about the abuse and failing to protect her child.
An undercover video taped in 2012 showed Idaho dairy workers beating cows, prompting criminal convictions. State lawmakers responded -- by banning undercover videos.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued orders for Israeli air force to send fighter jets to the Saudi-led air raid on Yemen. Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes against Yemen and killed, at least, 25 civilians early Thursday, one day after the US-backed Yemeni president fled the country.
Report by Colombian government and FARC rebels concluded U.S. soldiers and military contractors sexually abused at least 54 children in Colombia between 2003 and 2007, cites one case where 53 girls in town of Melgar were targeted by contractors who filmed the abuse and sold the films as pornography. In another case, a 12-year-old girl was allegedly drugged and raped by a U.S. Army sergeant and a contractor. Under immunity agreements, none of the alleged abusers were ever punished.
Hong Kong is taking steps to intensify relations with its Asian neighbors has already signed Investment promotion and protection agreement (IPPA) with Myanmar and Bahrein and later this year will continue similar consultations with UAE and Russia.
American warplanes have been participating in war games in Poland as part of a training mission for a massive NATO military drill amid tensions between Washington and Moscow over the Ukraine crisis.
“Global experts in this field concluded that infertility and male reproductive dysfunctions, birth defects, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and neurobehavioral and learning disorders were among the conditions than can be attributed in part to exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs).
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