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Sat, 06 Apr 2013 21:33:52 +0000
With the bank bailout in Cyprus rattling European stock markets, there’s been renewed interest in the country-less virtual currency Bitcoin, which soared in value in recent weeks. But lost in all the talk of a Bitcoin bubble is whether the digital denomination is useful for more than just a novelty investment.
Thu, 04 Apr 2013 17:19:27 +0000
The big meal was noticed not in our cosmic back yard, but in a galaxy 47 million light years away called NGC 4845
Mon, 25 Mar 2013 14:12:56 +0000
Depositors in the Bank of Cyprus, the biggest bank on the island, will reportedly lose 30 percent on their holdings above 100,000 euros, the chairman of the Cypriot parliamentary finance committee said on Monday.
Tue, 05 Mar 2013 18:53:33 +0000
Who knew that Alexis Badden Mayer of the Organic Consumers Association would be arrested outside the White House when she attempted to deliver a DVD Petition with over 200,000 names asking Michelle Obama to ask her husband to fulfill a campaign promise to label GMO food products.
There is no more basic American right, then petitioning the government - but not if you don't have the money to buy access to officials who have become more responsive to the interest groups that finance their elections then the people who elected them. And so it was with the petition that called for the truthful labeling of foods containing genetically modified organism (GMO). People want to know what they are eating and want food labeling to indicate if the food has been genetically modified.
But in this Instant Film, the story gets sidetracked when a couple of Jewish "missionaries" coincidentally roll up at the White House and ask to see the President, then perform the Jewish Tefillin ritual which consists of strapping a small box containing Torah verses to the head and arm of Adam Eidinger, one of demonstrators. While Adam is strapped he begins whispering about how GMO foods are not Kosher and how the insecticides, genetically engineered into corn, are killing the bees. But all this does not go unnoticed by the uniformed Secret Service, who become increasingly impatient, with a demonstration, now blocking an entrance, that seems to be spiraling out of control. But instead of arresting those blocking the entrance, they arrest the person trying to deliver the petitions, Alexis Baden-Mayer from the Organic Consumers Association.
Organic Consumers Association. http://www.organicconsumers.org/
Multiple Routes of Pesticide Exposure for Honey Bees Living Near Agricultural Fields
New Study Finds Widespread Pesticide Contamination of Beehives
Honeybee Disappearance: The GMO Connection
Study says insecticide used with GM corn highly toxic to bees
Why GM food isn't kosher
Russian scientists discover GMO's cause animals to lose their ability to Reproduce.
Russia halts imports of Monsanto corn over cancer fears
Russia halts imports of GMO corn after cancer study
GMO foods don't improve crop yields
Failure to Yield - Evaluating the Performance of Genetically Engineered Crops
Thu, 14 Feb 2013 21:40:24 +0000
The world is facing outbreaks of "totally drug-resistant" tuberculosis if explosions of the bacteria in poorer nations lacking health resources is not addressed
Mon, 21 Jan 2013 19:53:30 +0000
A student has been expelled from Dawson College after he discovered and reported a flaw in the computer system used by most Quebec CEGEPs
Sat, 12 Jan 2013 13:41:11 +0000
From Yahoo! Finance: The aging flip-phone owes its enduring popularity to customers who don't believe newer smartphones are as discreet at hiding their illicit romances.
Thu, 20 Dec 2012 09:40:29 +0000
Swiss bank UBS was fined three times the Libor penalty paid by London-based Barclays earlier this year, and the process has really just got going
Fri, 14 Dec 2012 18:02:40 +0000
In an English-language report, Press TV says the province is dispatching counterterrorism squads to apprehend children and sell them to adoption agencies
Tue, 04 Dec 2012 00:07:14 +0000
As credit card companies face rising public anger, new regulation from Washington and a potential perfect storm of economic bad news, FRONTLINE correspondent Lowell Bergman examines the future of the massive consumer loan industry and its impact on a fragile national economy. In a joint project with The New York Times, Bergman and the Times talk to industry insiders, lobbyists, politicians and consumer advocates as they square off over new regulation and the possible creation of a consumer finance protection agency. How are the credit, debit and pre-paid card industries repositioning themselves to maintain high profits under the new rules? The stakes couldn't be higher as many fear the consumer loan industry could be at the center of the next crisis.