The research, conducted by an international group of scientists from the UK, Italy and France, studied the effects of prolonged exposure to small amounts of the Roundup herbicide and one of its main components – glyphosate.The study’s conclusions indicate that there is an association between wide-scale alterations in liver and kidney gene expression and the consumption of small quantities of Roundup, even at admissible glyphosate-equivalent concentrations.
"When an event occurs that fundamentally changes the dynamics of global geopolitics, there is
one question above all others whose answer will most assuredly point to its perpetrators. That question is "Cui bono?" ...
We’re impotent in the face of SWAT teams that break down doors and leave toddlers scarred for life. We’re helpless to prevent police shootings that leave unarmed citizens dead for no other reason than the police officer involved felt “threatened.” We shrug dismissively over the plight of fellow citizens who have their heads cracked, their bodies broken and their rights violated for failing to jump to attention when a police officer issues an order. And we fail to care about the thousands of individuals who have been punished with extreme sentences for nonviolent offenses and are forced to spe
(The Hill): "There's a war going on which long predates Israel’s 2014 Gaza onslaught. It is a war on water... Over decades,
Israel has been carrying out a systemic & willful campaign to deprive & deny Palestinians access to clean water" (& via incursions
into Lebanon, Israel has sought control of Litani River) ...
3 relevant links => alethonews.wordpress.com/2015/05/30/ny-times-applauds-while-israel-robs-palestine-of-water
=> alethonews.wordpress.com/2015/08/05/nablus-residents-protest-israeli-water-supply-cut-off
*(new update) => www.imemc.org/article/72615
No bedroom, no internal toilet - so why did a buyer fork out close to seven figures?
"China today shut down (temporarily) one of the world's fastest supercomputers, after its building & nearby areas
were damaged in the massive twin explosions in the northern port city"...
What exactly are students learning when they spend four years or more in a community that polices unintentional slights, places warning labels on works of classic literature, and in many other ways conveys the sense that words can be forms of violence that require strict control by campus authorities, who are expected to act as both protectors and prosecutors?
(via Naked Capitalism / MacroBusiness): "Simon Baptist of 'The Economist' magazine believes that the
Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal is dead, following the failure of final round negotiations in Hawaii (in July)"...
=> www.techdirt.com/articles/20150805/09380431859/after-maui-meltdown-tpp-has-missed-key-deadline-that-probably-means-doomed-whatever-is-now-agreed.shtml