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The Secret Sun: Space/Gods: A Mother and Child Reunion

Fayye Foundation-Staff

Jamie Lynne Grumet

Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Jamie Lynne Grumet is a wife as well as the mother of two sons. Jamie developed HELLP Syndrome during her pregnancy in 2008. If it were not for the life saving measures available to her, she and her son would have died. Jamie and her husband adopted their oldest child in 2010 from Sidama, Ethiopia. Upon learning about the lack of maternal healthcare and importance of family preservation, Jamie brought together a passionate group of people to start the Fayye Foundation.

Isis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Horus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Horus was also said to be a god of war and hunting. The Horus falcon is shown upon a standard on the predynastic Hunters Palette in the "lion hunt".

Thus he became a symbol of majesty and power as well as the model of the pharaohs. The Pharaohs were said to be Horus in human form.

THRONE OF ISIS, the Prophecied Child, and the Cover of Time Magazine..

GOD OF CRICKET

Its about the Cricket "sports" player Sachin Tendulkar

But lets focus on the other kind of cricket, the insect.

Companion of the Summer days, and the Sirius arising in the flooding of the Nile. The Cricket was immortalized with the wooden boy Pinocchio becoming a man

The SUN/SON of God, who became wooden like the Tree of Good and Evil that he partook can soon wean from his Mother to begin his rule.

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BBC - Future - Science & Environment - Building the Pentagon's 'like me' weapon

2TTH

Calif. FBI Agent Missing, Possibly Armed, Suicidal - ABC News

Missing FBI agent may be armed, suicidal | abc7.com

Trendwatching: The Unbearable Lightness of Being a Russian Pilot | Columnists | RIA Novosti

Airbus in Indonesia | Live Trading News

aangirfan: SABOTAGE OF RUSSIAN PLANE THAT CRASHED IN INDONESIA?

Human Rights

What are rights v Priveledges?

Hi Adam,

I just finished listening to the NAS from Thursday the 10th. I had a comment I wanted to make regarding your statement on LGBT and "rights".

The first fundamental flaw most people make is a misunderstanding between what a "right" and a "privilege" is.

A right is something that justly belongs to someone and creates a claim against those who would deprive one of that right. One person’s right implies an equivalent duty in others not to interfere unjustly with that right. In terms of these fundamental rights (called “natural rights", "God Given"), we are all equal—no one has more and no one less. They don’t come from government. Government exists to secure our rights.

A privilege is something that is granted too you. You must ask for permission and someone, or something has the ability to deny you that privilege.

If you have to ask for permission it is not a "RIGHT", it is a "PRIVILEGE". Now, that being the case...

Marriage to begin with is not a right, regardless of who is getting married. If a man wants to marry a woman they apply for a marriage license / certificate, and the state grants them that privilege. The entire marriage licensing through the state was original created so the state could DENY THE PRIVILEGE of enter-racial couples from being married... They would not recognize it.

The LGBT community does not want "equal rights", as they are already equal across the board, the law in this instance no longer discriminates as any man can marry any woman... Yes, gay people can get married, they just have to marry someone of the opposite sex. They want more privileges recognized by the state.

They would have an actual case saying their rights were being infringed if someone or something was preventing them from living together, or from doing as they pleased as long as they were not infringing on someone else's rights.

If you're interested in further exploring the differences between rights and privileges I encourage you to check out some videos by Michael Badnarik, here is one of his shorter videos on the subject. (http://youtu.be/912IS3dpC3Y).

Jordan

Samuel Moyn - "The Last Utopia, Human Rights in History": Samuel Moyn - "The Last Utopia, Human Rights in History"

Word Matter

"We All Know The Past Few Years Have Been Difficult For This Country" Pres Obama Weekly Address - [VIDEO]

Homophobia

Listener email

It's the message. "Phobic" is used by the general public to indicate an irrational fear.

Does the main stream media refer to homosexuals as heterophobic? No. Calling someone heterophobic would imply that there is something wrong with that person, that they need to change. So why use a word with such a negative message to describe people who are opposed to same sex marriage?

Calling someone who is opposed to same sex marriage homophobic is equivalent to "the science is in" way of thinking about climate change. You can't challenge climate change because the science is in and you can't challenge homosexuality or same sex marriage because the scientists have decided it is good.

Homophobia - Medical Definition and More from Merriam-Webster

Definition of HOMOPHOBIA

: irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuality or homosexuals

Turns Out

A fairly meaningless phrase I am hearing constantly (and in your speech) is "turns out". Keep an eye on it.

ITM,

-Zach

PHONY KONY

Elite$

Haiti

Annual Report | Report of the United Nations in Haiti 2011

Red Cross weighs decision to build hotel in Haiti - News - Gleaner Extra

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is considering building a hotel and conference centre in Haiti on part of a $10.5 million property that it bought after the 2010 earthquake.

The hope is that profits could sustain the work of Haiti's local Red Cross in the coming years, the head of the international group's Haitian delegation said Monday.

The 10-acre compound, known as the "Hilton Property," was purchased from Comme Il Faut, Haiti's local cigarette company, in the months after the quake, Eduard Tschan told The Associated Press in a telephone interview.

The charity paid in a single payment, using funds donated by national Red Cross agencies for quake recovery.

At the time, Haiti's recovery was the largest operation in the organisation's history, with 3,000 people working here.

Now that its work is winding down, the International Red Cross is putting together an exit strategy and as part of that process is trying to figure out what to do with this property.

Gold! Haiti eyes potential $20 billion boom - World news - Americas - msnbc.com

TROU DU NORD, Haiti--- Its capital is blighted with earthquake rubble. Its countryside is shorn of trees, chopped down for fuel. And yet, Haiti's land may hold the key to relieving centuries of poverty, disaster and disease: There is gold hidden in its hills -- and silver and copper, too. A flurry of exploratory drilling in the past year has found precious metals worth potentially $20 billion deep below the tropical ridges in the country's northeastern mountains. Now, a mining company is drilling around the clock to determine how to get those metals out.

Until now, few Haitians have known about this buried treasure. Mining camps are unmarked, and the work is being done miles up dirt roads near remote villages, on the opposite side of the country from the capital. But U.S. and Canadian investors have spent more than $30 million in recent years on everything from exploratory drilling to camps for workers, new roads, offices and laboratory studies of samples. Actual mining could be under way in five years

Trains Good, Planes Bad (Whoo Hoo!)

Bak$ters

Dimon's 'Meet the Press' Appearance Mired in Controversy - NYTimes.com

Debtocracy - Blog - Btscene Torrents

Fed Foe Ron Paul Breakfasts With Bernanke at Central Bank - Washington Wire - WSJ

Republican presidential hopeful Rep. Ron Paul certainly wants to end the Federal Reserve. But he also has to eat breakfast. One day after chairing a hearing on proposals to abolish or overhaul the central bank, the Texan congressman sat down for the first meal of the day Wednesday with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, the lawmaker confirmed in a brief interview at the Capitol. The decision to meet for breakfast at the Fed was "mutual," said Mr. Paul, who last year introduced a bill to eliminate the central bank. The Fed chief and lawmaker had "sort of an open discussion," Mr. Paul said, while declining to provide any details of the conversation. "It was off the record," he said. The Fed declined to comment on the meeting. Wednesday's visit to the Fed's Washington headquarters was not the first for Mr. Paul, who has said previously he dined at the central bank with former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker. Nor is it unusual for Mr. Bernanke to play host to lawmakers, including those proposing to refashion the Fed. The Fed chief had breakfast in February with Rep. Kevin Brady (R., Texas) who earlier this year introduced a bill that would narrow the Fed's mandate to focus solely on price stability. Currently, the central bank has a dual mandate that also requires it to strive for maximum employment. Still, Wednesday's breakfast brought together two figures who publicly agree on very little. A longtime critic of paper currency and fan of the gold standard, Mr. Paul's fiery Fed-bashing has enthused his campaign trail supporters, who often start rallies with loud chants of "end the Fed!" Mr. Bernanke, meanwhile, dedicated a significant chunk of his first lecture at George Washington University in March to enumerating the flaws associated with a system in which the dollar is valued at a fixed price per unit of gold. So did Wednesday's meeting overturn any deep-set beliefs? "He's for the gold standard now," joked Mr. Paul.

UN moves to compensate the victims of terrorism | World news | The Observer

Report will recommend far-reaching changes to rebalance international law in favour of those who have suffered

The report comes after a four-year campaign by the family of Mumbai bomb victim Will Pike, 31, who was left disabled. Along with other British victims of the Mumbai attacks – and of those in Bali, Turkey and Egypt – Pike was left without financial help to cope with his injuries.

Few states outside western Europe have satisfactory compensation systems, including the US, although Washington did set up a special scheme to compensate 9/11 victims.

The report will say that full and effective reparation should include, as appropriate, restitution, compensation and rehabilitation.

It also says states should consider whether to legislate to prohibit the sale or marketing of life assurance policies that contain an exclusion for deaths that result from acts of terrorism.

In the UK, victims of terrorism can apply for compensation through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. Payments range from £1,000 to £500,000. However, while the UK has a system in place, survivors of the 7/7 attacks have complained of long delays.

Shut Up Slave!

Fal$e FLag

Chemical Explosion: Sheffield residents evacuated for third day - FULL STORY & VIDEO - Local - Sheffield Telegraph

EVACUATED residents today faced a third day away from their homes after bomb squad officers carried out a controlled explosion of chemicals.

Emergency services last night called off searches at the property on Ridgehill Avenue, Intake, Sheffield, where the chemicals were found.

Searches are expected to continue until this afternoon when it will be decided whether it is safe for residents to return to their homes.

A local man has been arrested for allegedly attempting to produce class A drugs and under the Explosives Act.

A police spokesman said: "The safety of the public is of paramount importance. Everyone evacuated has been found somewhere to stay overnight."

'BOMB' SOUND HEARD IN CONTROLLED BLAST

DOZENS of people were evacuated from their homes for hours as Army experts and emergency services carried out a controlled explosion on chemicals that sounded like a 'bomb'.

A loud bang was heard as the explosion was made by a bomb disposal squad on Ridgehill Avenue, Intake, Sheffield, at about 1.30pm yesterday to safely dispose of the 'potentially hazardous' chemicals.

Hundreds of motorists and Supertram passengers were also affected as Ridgeway Road - a tram route and part of the outer ring road - was also shut for about a mile.

It was the second time families had been evacuated in just two days after chemicals were first found on Thursday.

A detailed follow-up search had found more of the materials.

From Producer Nathan

Sky news today- Controlled explosion at garage block in Cheltenham 2 arrested on terror charges, over a hundred residents evacuated, a rest center has been set up where care staff will be on duty to provide information and advice on medication and health concerns. Also found the same sort of "move citizens to the gathering center operation" in Epsom Avenue Sale over a glass bottle with some nails in it and they closed the A19 to do a controlled explosion on a grenade also a few others on the coast all this month. Please talk about this Adam, nobody else is and you know when they have the drills they plan to blow shit up or worse, they kept people for three days here in Sheffield.

See you all in the facility, Nathan still on welfare.

Ministry of Truth

Dutch Judge Who Ordered Pirate Bay Links Censored Found To Be Corrupt - Falkvinge on Infopolicy

Charlie Rose - Jeff Bewkes

Wag The Dog - War On Terror - [VIDEO]

Machine Casts Phantom Votes in the Bronx, Invalidating Real Ones: Report - WNYC

Tests on an electronic voting machine that recorded shockingly high numbers of extra votes in the 2010 election show that overheating may have caused upwards of 30 percent of the votes in a South Bronx voting precinct to go uncounted.

WNYC first reported on the issue in December 2011, when it was found that tens of thousands of votes in the 2010 elections went uncounted because electronic voting machines counted more than one vote in a race.

A review by the state Board of Election and the electronic voting machines' manufacturer ES&S found that these "over votes," as they're called, were due to a machine error. In the report issued by ES&S, when the machine used in the South Bronx overheated, ballots run during a test began coming back with errors.

"After lunch [when the machine was idle for about an hour] almost every ballot was read incorrectly, in all orientations, even ballots that had read correctly just before lunch," the ES&S report said.

Articles: Strange Anomalies in the Famous Situation Room Photo

BBC News - President Obama's speechwriter gets sitcom commission

US network NBC has commissioned President Obama's former speechwriter, Jon Lovett, to make a sitcom about family life in the White House.

Book of Mormon star Josh Gad and Modern Family director Jason Winer are also behind the show, titled 1600 Penn - after the presidential address.

Bill Pullman stars as the US president in the comedy, with Dharma and Greg star Jenna Elfman as the First Lady.

9/11 Defendants Were Protesting 'Unjust System,' Lawyers Say - NYTimes.com

Scampaign

The planned re-election of Obama, revolutionary style

"The Obama administration and many of the un-elected 'czars,' either directly or indirectly, are engaged in covert activities with the occupy movement, various labor protests, and other subversive activities inside the U.S.," stated my source. Using untracked campaign funds, they are paying people to infiltrate the various movements to cause physical destruction of property and disrupt commerce. That began last year, but has increased ten-fold already this year," stated this source. He added that they are using some lower level DHS agents to make the payments under the context of tracking subversives, but they are the unwitting subversives. "It's like Fast & Furious" but in the social realm," he added.

"Obama is using some high profile people as pawns to foment the revolution. I heard several times through very credible sources that [Louis] Farrakhan is on the CIA payroll. Other have been named as well, but I'm not prepared to identify them yet. Farrakhan is to coordinate the Blacks and the Muslims to prepare for riots this summer, using any means necessary."

"Mentioned at the meeting Saturday were methods to use pawns to simulate the rioting in the Arab Spring countries, but to the benefit of this administration. A controlled chaos thing," stated my source. They envision rioting starting in the urban areas first, such as New York and other major cities, followed by a disruption of business and commerce. This will allow the DHS to mobilize their various teams into the streets of America without objection of the people," stated my source.

"They want to restrict travel, if not through high energy prices, then by checkpoints and curfews mandated by rioting and unrest. They understand we are the most well-armed nation in the world, yet they are aware of our vulnerabilities and intend to fully exploit them," he added. The whole purpose is to keep Obama in office for another term, no matter how unpopular he is, as he is not finished changing our country from a Constitutional Republic. This is the run-up to the 2012 elections, or perhaps causing enough chaos to delay them - indefinitely."

One statement that rattled me more than anything was that a great number of those already in power, whether in appointed or elected positions, actually want to see Obama stay in power, according to this source. "This is what we've been working toward and we're closer now than we've ever been. If we lose now, we might not have another chance."

Unprecedented: Top DOJ Officials Were Obama Bundlers with Wall Street Ties

Official claims Fisker Karma to blame in Texas house fire - Autoweek

Last week, a fire badly damaged the home of a new Fisker Karma owner, and authorities are saying that the electric car was the source of the blaze.

According to Fort Bend County, Texas, chief fire investigator Robert Baker, the Fisker Karma started the fire that spread to the house.

"Yes, the Karma was the origin of the fire, but what exactly caused that we don't know at this time," he said. The car was a complete loss.

Survey Shows...

Bullying

Gitmo Nation

blog.curry.com: TSA UPS WTF?

The Government Admits That TSA Body Scanners Are A Huge Waste Of Money - Business Insider

TSA: Threat Image Projection

In addition to the classroom training, we use on-the-job training to keep our security officers' skills sharp. Through the daily use of a Threat Image Projection (TIP) software program, our security officers are routinely tested on their ability to detect weapons and explosives by x-ray. Potential threats, including guns and explosives, are projected onto x-ray images of carry-on bags so our security officers remain focused and attentive.

These tests allow us to evaluate individual performance and shape our training programs appropriately. Because our x-ray equipment is linked to a vast internal network, every airport and x-ray monitor receives automatic image updates from the technology lab. This link allows us to quickly deploy the latest intelligence on potential and emerging threats to security officers across the nation.

The Day Today - Bombdogs - [VIDEO]

British played central role in foiled bomb operation: sources

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Hundreds Of Flight Attendants Fall Ill With Hair Falling Out

Video Games Can Teach How to Shoot Guns More Accurately and Aim for the Head

Just 20 minutes of playing a violent shooting video game made players more accurate when firing a realistic gun at a mannequin - and more likely to aim for and hit the head, a new study found.

Players who used a pistol-shaped controller in a shooting video game with human targets had 99 percent more completed head shots to the mannequin than did participants who played other video games, as well as 33 percent more shots that hit other parts of the body.

In addition, the study found that participants who reported habitual playing of violent shooting games also were more accurate than others when shooting at the mannequin, and made more head shots.

CBBC Newsround - 'Ghost town' being built in US to test new technologies

A 'ghost town' is being built in America to test out the latest technologies such as renewable energies and terrorism security systems.

It'll look just like a city with roads, houses and buildings - but no one will live there.

Scientists want to use it to see the effects of new technology in a 'real world' setting.

It's being built in Lea County, New Mexico, and will cost around £600 million.

Big tech company Pegasus Global Holdings is behind the project.

Anything from smart grids and next-generation wireless networks to self-flushing toilets could be tested in the new town.

"The only thing we won't be doing is destructive testing, blowing things up - I hope," said Robert Brumley from Pegasus.

Work is due to begin on the town at the end of June.

Shut Up Slave!

Techno Experts

MobileActive.org | A global network of people using mobile technology for social impact.

About NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network | NTEN

NTEN: Where the Nonprofit Technology Community Meets

NTEN aspires to a world where all nonprofit organizations use technology-skillfully and confidently-to meet community needs and fulfill their missions.

We are the membership organization of nonprofit technology professionals. Our members share the common goal of helping nonprofits use all aspects of technology more effectively.

We believe that technology allows nonprofits to work with greater social impact. We enable our members to strategically use technology to make the world a better, just, and equitable place.

NTEN facilitates the exchange of knowledge and information within our community. We connect our members to each other, provide professional development opportunities, educate our constituency on issues of technology use in nonprofits, and spearhead groundbreaking research, advocacy, and education on technology issues affecting our entire community.

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Court rules that Google-NSA spy ties can remain secret -- USATODAY.com

Army wants to monitor your computer activity - Army News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Army Times

The Army wants to look at keystrokes, downloads and Web searches on computers that soldiers use.

Maj. Gen. Steven Smith, chief of the Army Cyber Directorate, said the software was one of his chief priorities, joking that it would take the place of a lower-tech solution: "A guy with a large bat behind every user as they go to search the Internet."

"Now we've been in the news -- I don't know if you've seen it -- with a little insider threat issue," Smith continued.

Smith did not mention Pfc. Bradley Manning by name. However, the effort comes in the wake of the former intelligence analyst's alleged leak of hundreds of thousands of pages of classified documents to the anti-secrecy organization WikiLeaks in 2009 and 2010. Manning faces a military trial on 22 counts, including aiding the enemy.

According to Smith, the Army will soon shop for software pre-programmed to detect a user's abnormal behavior and record it, catching malicious insiders in the act. Though it is unclear how broadly the Army plans to adopt the program, the Army has more than 900,000 users on its computers.

US government warns over gas pipeline cyberattacks - Spear-phishing attacks on critical infrastructure | TechEye

Gas pipelines have been targeted by cyber attacks according to the US Department of Homeland Security, raising fresh fears over the -safety of infrastructure.

The Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) arm of DoHS has highlighted an "active series of cyber intrusions", with spear-phishing attacks targeting natural gas pipeline sector companies.

Analysis of the malware connected to the cybers attacks discovered has apparently identified the attacks as a part of a single campaign. -It is thought that the campaign has been ongoing since December 2011.

Alerts say major cyber attack aimed at gas pipeline industry | Citizens for Legitimate Government

Singularity University: meet the people who are building our future | Technology | The Observer

Clippity Clop

Drone Nation

EAA News - DWI Charges Dismissed Against Former FAA Boss Randy Babbitt

US Drones, Air Strikes Kill 17 in Southern Yemen -- News from Antiwar.com

EUROLand

Follow the Pipes

Ukraine

Colombia

Oman

Syria

Yemen

Russia

Demon Drink

NEVER drink again

I deferred my 2nd DUI and I live I Washington state. As I entered my 2 year program with my forced breathalyzer that i skipped by not putting it in and just driving illegally, I was told in this class be cause I deferred my DUI which means I don't get it if I never again offend. I CAN NEVER DRINK AGAIN!! In my life! If I drink again and get caught ever again in my life I will get the DUI I deferred and the one I get at that time! But yes I'm never allowed to drink again EVER! Not just drink and drive. Just an Incite Into my experience. In the morning!

Ken-Dr. Foot

Poppie$

The Local - Zoo backs heroin theory in dead dolphins case

The head of the Connyland wildlife park has confirmed a newspaper report suggesting that two dolphins who died after a rave near the zoo last November may have been given a heroin substitute by party-goers.

Connyland chief Erich Brandenberger told Swiss media the park has seen the veterinary report that formed the basis of the poisoning claims laid out in the Sunday edition of the NZZ newspaper.

A toxicology report leaked over the weekend suggests that the two dolphins, Shadow and Chelmers, did not die as a result of the antibiotics administered by their vets as has previously been alleged.

Tests showed that a substance called Buprenorphin, which is used a heroin substitute, was found in the urine of the two dolphins that died at the park last November, online news site 20 Minuten reported.-

"Opiates are extremely dangerous for underwater mammals and would never be used in any legitimate treatment," dolphin expert Cornelis van Elk, told the Daily Mail news online.

CIA Plane Crash Lands With Four TONS of Coke on Board

CIA Plane Crashes in Mexico

Seventeen months after an American-registered DC9 airliner was busted with 5.5 tons of cocaine, a major international scandal is brewing over a second drug trafficking incident in Mexico's Yucatan involving an American-registered jet owned by a dummy front company of the kind usually associated with the CIA.

A weekend visit to "Donna Blue Aircraft Inc" of Coconut Beach FL., the company which FAA records show owned the Gulfstream II business jet (N987SA) which crash-landed with 3.7 tons of cocaine aboard in Mexico's Yucatan two weeks ago, has revealed that the company's listed address is an empty office suite with a blank sign out front.

There was no sign of Donna Blue Aircraft, Inc., at the address listed at the Florida Dept. of Corporations, 4811 Lyons Technology Parkway #8 in Coconut Beach FL. .......

However, there were, oddly enough, a half-dozen unmarked police cars parked directly in front of the empty suite.

Ca$h

Bank tells customer: We don't take cash anymore - The Local

Last week, Bjart Berge headed to his local Nordea branch in Stavanger city centre to deposit his remaining dollars after returning from a trip to the United States, only to be told the bank no longer handles cash of any kind over the counter, newspaper Bergens Tidende reports.

"I thought it was an April Fool's joke; I couldn't believe it was true," Berge told the newspaper.

The Stavanger branch stopped taking cash on May 1st, bringing it in line with company policy. Of Nordea's 98 branches in Norway, only nine still handle cash.

Nordea spokesman Thomas Sevang explained that the bank was in the process of automating all its cash services and was installing new machines for withdrawing and depositing cash across its network.

"He [Berge] has encountered the bank of the future," said Sevang.

But in the bank of the present, none of the deposit machines take dollars, and the bank was not able to say when this would become possible.

"You can take money out of an ATM in either Norwegian or foreign currency," said Berge. -

"The same should apply for deposits. But when that possibility doesn't exist, it's a bit early to cut the umbilical cord."

Gold

Nukes

Radioactive man? Milford resident pulled over by state police - Connecticut Post

But earlier that day, Apatow, who'd experienced a recent spike in his blood pressure, had a nuclear stress test at Cardiology Associates of Fairfield County in Trumbull. In the test, a small amount of a radioactive material is injected into the veins and used to help track blood flow to the-heart.

Though the amount of radioactive material used in the test is relatively low -- equal to a few X-rays or a diagnostic CT scan -- it was enough to set off a radioactivity detector in the state police car. The detectors are used to help identify potential terror-threats.

"I asked the officer `What seems to be the problem?' " Apatow said. "He said `You've been flagged as a radioactive-car.' "

AFP: Italy relives militancy fears with nuclear boss shooting

A gunman shot and wounded the head of an Italian nuclear energy company on Monday in an incident reminiscent of militant attacks in the 1970s, with police saying anarchists could be responsible.

Nuclear power was outlawed in Italy in a referendum in 1987 following the Chernobyl disaster and attempts by the last government of Silvio Berlusconi to revive the sector were voted down in another referendum last year.

Finmeccanica chief executive Giuseppe Orsi said that if the attack was indeed political this would be "an alarm bell not to be understimated."

He warned of "dangers of social destabilisation linked to the current economic difficulties and the risk of manipulation for ideological ends.

"An attack against the leadership of a highly technological company... is an insidious rejection of the need for modernisation," he said.

Finmeccanica, he added, was key to "Italy's residual hopes of playing a primary role on global markets in the strategic hi-tech sector."

Cultural Marxism

Hospital sensitivity traning

Just wanted to share this information with you guys.

My wife is a nurse, and recently had to complete her education credits, and yearly hospital requirements. She had to sit through a Power Point on "bariatric sensitivity training" to learn how not to offend fat people.On the list of insensitive things you could say are, "You have a pretty face" and "Would you like a glass of water" (this would imply that they shouldn't drink things with calories). Maybe one day asking someone if they want some water will be classified as a hate crime.

Americans with Disabilities Act covers 'bashful bladder syndrome,' could cost employers billions | The Daily Caller

It could cost U.S. employers between $2 billion and $4 billion to comply with an obscure Americans with Disabilities Act regulation-meant to protect workers who are gun-shy in public restrooms.

According to-an informal discussion letter the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued in August 2011, "paruresis" -- more commonly known as "shy bladder syndrome" -- qualifies as a disability-under the amended Americans with Disabilities Act.

The-International Paruresis Association-defines-the odd affliction as the "inability to urinate with others present." The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the gold-standard of psychiatrists,-categorizes it as a social phobia that affects roughly seven percent of the population -- approximately 17 million Americans.

Magic Numbers

BBC News - Malawi devalues kwacha by 33%, leading to panic-buying

Shoppers in Malawi have been scrambling to buy basic goods, fearing huge price rises after the currency was devalued by 33%.

The BBC's Raphael Tenthani in Blantyre says that many shops had run out of staple foods such as sugar, cooking oil and bread by the end of Monday.

Vaccine$

Kinect Can to Help Doctors Diagnose Kids with Autism

FDA advisers back first drug to prevent HIV -- USATODAY.com

World losing battle against TB, cautions WHO | Set You Free News

Extreme drug-resistant strains of TB have now been found in 70 countries, and doctors in India reported four patients this year, who did not respond to any drugs at all. Doctors in Iran and Italy have also found patients who are apparently resistant to all drugs. "What we are seeing worldwide is the emergence of strains of the bacillus causing tuberculosis that are resistant to most of the drugs we have available," the Independent quoted Mario Raviglione, director of the WHO's Stop TB campaign, as saying. The rate of TB deaths had declined drastically -- by 40 per cent between 1990 and 2000 -- after a worldwide health campaign, which was particularly successful in China. But the emergence of drug-resistant strains threatens to arrest progress and jeopardises the WHO's goal of eradicating the disease as a public health problem by 2050. Drug resistance is increasing as doctors are failing to prescribe the right number of drugs or because patients do not succeed in finishing the course of antibiotics. In certain cases public clinics run out of stock, but increasingly, according to Dr Raviglione, private sector practitioners are to be blamed.-In India, which has the highest prevalence of TB in the world, 50-70 per cent of patients refer to private doctors when they begin coughing. "They don't want to queue in public clinics that are overwhelmed and congested. But the problem with private practitioners is you don't know who you are meeting and sometimes these people are just incompetent," he said. Instead of prescribing the four-drug, six-month regime recommended by the WHO, private clinics prescribe either too many drugs, "which is a waste of money and increases toxicity", or too few, which, Dr Raviglione said, increases drug resistance.

HPV Scam

Only 1 percent!

This is from a medical text pathologists refer to as somewhat difinitive. Its an older edition but the numbers still hold true. The current US numbers are still coming but my feeling is they may be skewed.

If you can't read anything let me know but the bottom line is that low grade HPV resolves 60% of the time on its own and only progresses to invasive cancer 1% of the time.

The other important thing to remember is that HPV is not the only cause of cervical cancer

The Report [pdf]

QIAGEN-Selling the digene HPV Test Script

Hologic Testing

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Military shots

Messrs. Dvorak and Curry,

Here's another view about the HPV shots from the military aspect.

As a listener of NA and being in the military, there is one time of year where I hate my job choice and that is shot season. The military, unlike any other profession has the ability to put you in jail, yes Fort Leavenworth, for refusing certain shots. Thankfully, HPV was not one of them but all the animal flu shots are and many other ones. Of course they are not generic and are usually made by GSK or Merck, I have them check the packaging.

For the HPV specifically, last year (and I think the military is their test ground because we can't say no most of the time) they offered me the HPV shot. Now the nurse who is administering the shot sold it as a way of preventing penis cancer. I heard this, and knew that the probability of getting penis cancer is extremely low versus the higher probability of being fucked up by some random GSK produced shot, so I said no. Of course, I started "hitting the nurse in the mouth" (figuratively of course) about big pharma and the panics they start to push their products. She really didn't know anything expect that someone told her to push the shot for whatever reason.

But here's the kicker. I started making a scene and telling people around me not to get the shot and I got about 5 people to say no. BUT if i would not of said anything they would have been obedient slaves and thought... 'penis cancer!?!!? hell yea give me the shot'. I'm sure about 80% of the people did that.

The thing that got me upset is that the nurse really had no idea. She was just pushing the shot on all these slaves.

Hopefully this anecdote helps with your HPV deconstruction work.

BBC News - 'One in six cancers worldwide are caused by infection'

The Lancet Oncology review, which looked at incidence rates for 27 cancers in 184 countries, found four main infections are responsible.

These four - human papillomaviruses, Helicobacter pylori and hepatitis B and C viruses - account for 1.9m cases of cervical, gut and liver cancers.

Researcher death highlights dangers of pathogen work - health - 09 May 2012 - New Scientist

A researcher in the US has died of a disease caused by the bacteria he was studying. The tragedy highlights the dangers of research on human respiratory germs. Research on airborne mutants of H5N1 bird flu is currently under an indefinite moratorium, partly over fears of just such laboratory infections.

Tragically, a vaccine that could have saved him, developed by another group of researchers, is only a few months away. Swiss-based company Novartis expects to license Bexsero, the first general vaccine against serogroup B, later this year. Other serogroup B vaccines are also in the works.

Ritalin use soars fourfold in U.K. as psychologists warn of untested drug cocktails | The Raw Story

Prescriptions of Ritalin for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder have quadrupled in a decade, prompting fears it is being pushed on children at the expense of alternative treatments and without appreciation of long-term effects.

Figures released by the NHS business services authority to the Liberal Democrat MP Tessa Munt reveal the number of prescriptions of methylphenidate hydrochloride, the generic name for Ritalin, rose in England from 158,000 in 1999 to 661,463 in 2010.

Space Wars

Europe writes off biggest environment satellite | The Raw Story

The satellite failed to make a radio call on April 8 as it passed over a ground station at Kiruna in Sweden.

ESA had hoped to keep Envisat going until its seven replacements, the so-called Sentinel satellites, start being launched in 2013.

Their launch “has become even more urgent to ensure the continuity of data to users, improve the management of the environment, understand and mitigate the effects of climate change and ensure civil security,” said ESA.

The cause of the communications failure has not been established.

"Following rigorous attempts to re-establish contact and the investigation of failure scenarios, the end of the mission is being declared," the agency said in a statement.

"Envisat had already operated for double its planned lifetime, making it well overdue for retirement."

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