Dash cam video shows Pennsylvania woman accused of stealing cop car driving at 100 mph while cuffed— SEE IT
All while her hands were cuffed behind her back.
“She was going to get out of that situation at whatever the cost,” said Frank Martocci, an assistant district attorney in Beaver County.
This letter is in solidarity with farmers and communities in Africa and around the world, which have resisted the genetic modification of their staple foods- from Ghana, Kenya and Zambia- to Mexico, India and the Philippines. We will not stand by idly as attempts are made to systematically genetically modify Africa’s staple foods and in the process gain a massive positive public relations coup by claiming to have conquered health problems at the unnecessary risk to Africans.
Finally, we demand that the full contents of this open letter are shared with the human subjects of these trials in the USA.
Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)
A controversial plan to have Iowa State University students eat genetically modified bananas has been delayed, apparently because of issues in shipping the fruit.
The bananas, created by an Australian scientist, contain a gene that is supposed to help people living in Africa produce vitamin A. Proponents say the gene came from a different type of banana and is completely safe to eat. But opponents contend the trial could expose volunteers to unknown dangers.
Alcohol, vitamin A, and β-carotene: adverse interactions, including hepatotoxicity and carcinogenicity1,2,3
A supplementation has been advocated. It is, however, complicated by the intrinsic hepatotoxicity of retinol, which is potentiated by concomitant alcohol consumption. By contrast, β-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A, was considered innocuous until recently, when it was found to also interact with ethanol, which interferes with its conversion to retinol. Furthermore, the combination of β-carotene with ethanol results in hepatotoxicity. Moreover, in smokers who also consume alcohol, β-carotene supplementation promotes pulmonary cancer and, possibly, cardiovascular complications. Experimentally, β-carotene toxicity was exacerbated when administered as part of beadlets. Thus ethanol, while promoting a deficiency of vitamin A also enhances its toxicity as well as that of β-carotene. This narrowing of the therapeutic window for retinol and β-carotene must be taken into account when formulating treatments aimed at correcting vitamin A deficiency, especially in drinking populations.
SOMO briefing paper on ethics in clinical trials
The first in a series that meets the artists and performers in some of the world’s most unique circuses.
To kick off we head to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania to meet the people behind the ground-breaking Mama Africa.
And there would be no protective satiety level.” Ms. Cohen was pointing out the industry’s Achilles’ heel: ingesting large quantities of vitamins is unnatural, the opposite of what manufacturers were promoting.
A little more than a month later, Mr. Proxmire’s bill passed by a vote of 81 to 10. In 1976, it became law. Decades later, Peter Barton Hutt, chief counsel to the F.D.A., wrote that “it was the most humiliating defeat” in the agency’s history.
As a result, consumers don’t know that taking megavitamins could increase their risk of cancer and heart disease and shorten their lives; they don’t know that they have been suffering too much of a good thing for too long.
Paul A. Offit is the chief of the infectious diseases division of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the author of the forthcoming book “Do You Believe in Magic?: The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine.”
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is investing in companies that could be causing ailments in the very people it helps to treat in the developing world, according to an investigation by the Los Angeles Times.
Bill Gates Drinks Poop Water, Poor Africans Eager To Share
Senegalese can’t wait to take Gates on his offer of drinking his poop water, after all, what an honour it must be for poor Africans to share a drink with the richest man on planet! By the end of this year, this dream is going to turn into a reality for those city dwellers of CAPE VERDE PENINSULA.
“I watched the piles of feces go up the conveyer belt and drop into a large bin. They made their way through the machine, getting boiled and treated. A few minutes later I took a long taste of the end result: a glass of delicious drinking water.”
Yup, you got it right: Bill Gates drank feces water. —said Susan Scutti
This is a typical example of someone who has too much money trying to solve poor people’s problems the wrong way and no African leader is saying hell NO, we can do better!
Case in point: This project is headed for Dakar Senegal this year to solve water shortage.
The only prototype is located just north of Seattle, but there are plans for a pilot project in Dakar, Senegal, later in 2015. From there, they hope to expand, the reporter said.
I wonder how many Ugandans would prefer Bill Gates poop water to our boiled fresh lake waters!
“If you ask the average American whether they would drink water from cow manure, they’d say no.”
Richest 1% of the world’s population will own more than the other 99% put together
A research paper published today by Oxfam, with data from Credit Suisse, shows that the richest 1% have seen their share of global wealth rise from 44% in 2009 to 48% in 2014.
At that rate, it will be more than 50% in 2016. Members of this global elite had an average wealth of $2.7million (£1.78million) per adult in 2014.
Of the remaining 52% of global wealth, almost all (46%) is owned by the rest of the richest fifth of the world’s population.
The other 80% share just 5.5% and had an average wealth of $3,851 (£2,543) per adult – that is 1/700th of the average wealth of the 1%.
Ms Byanyima said: ‘Do we really want to live in a world where the one per cent own more than the rest of us combined? -By KHALEDA RAHMAN FOR MAILONLINE
“Bananas are to Ugandans what potatoes are to Americans or rice is to East Asian countries,” Dale said.
So how are the GMO Potatoes doing in America?
Frito-Lay, the biggest potato chip maker, and McDonald’s have both issued statements saying that they are not planning to use the Simplot potatoes in their products. An executive at another potato chip company told The Salt that his company does not plan to use those potatoes. He didn’t even want to be quoted on the subject for fear that someone would mistakenly get the opposite impression.
“When you ask consumers if they’re comfortable with this technology, they are not,” – by Dan Charles is NPR’s food and agriculture correspondent.
MLK ” Last Speech” 1968
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Delivered 3 April 1968, Mason Temple (Church of God in Christ Headquarters), Memphis, Tennessee
An teenage revealed in an interview that she plans to marry her father and have children after dating for two years.
The unnamed 18-year-old revealed in New York Magazine the relationship with her father when she was young and how she fell in love with him.
In the interview, the girl also says the two plan on having children.
After the wedding, the woman says they plan to move to New Jersey where adult incest is legal. - by FoxNews.com
By Robert O’Harrow Jr., Sari Horwitz and Steven Rich January 16 at 2:15 PM
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Friday barred local and state police from using federal law to seize cash, cars and other property without warrants or criminal charges.
Holder’s action represents the most sweeping check on police power to confiscate personal property since the seizures began three decades ago as part of the war on drugs.
Since 2008, thousands of local and state police agencies have made more than 55,000 seizures of cash and property worth $3 billion under a civil asset forfeiture program at the Justice Department called Equitable Sharing.
The new policy could become one of the more notable pieces of Holder’s legacy. Holder has already announced he is leaving the department, and it is clear that he is taking steps to burnish his place in history. On Thursday, he pushed in a speech for better tracking of police use-of-force incidents.
What has president Obama done for African Americans?
On this day of January 15th, Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday, I struck up a conversation with a lady I had just met which started with Dr. King’s work that is rarely talked about, but soon led to another topic involving the first African American president, Mr. Barack Obama. What has president Obama done for African Americans?, I asked.
This lady explained to me what president Obama has done for African Americans convincingly.
She was very articulate in elaborating life time changing policies that he has passed which will be realized by the generations to come. Among many, she talked of how “Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act” helps women especially more so with African women, but the greatest of all the policies that Obama passed that will benefit African Africans, she said, was going to the heart of disenfranchisement inherent in the system and tackling head-on what some have termed as Correctional Keynesianism.
As future African American generations reap the benefits of his work, his legacy will never be forgotten, said the brilliant lady. In addition to those achievements, if I may add, is Obama health care reform that eliminates pre-existing conditions starting 2014. African Americans are still suffering disproportionately with the problems of this country’s broken health care system, says Cord Jefferson.
Considering the above, some are convinced that despite what the media may say, president Obama will go down in history as one of the greatest leaders US ever had, especially for African Americans.
I invite you to contribute to this discussion of What president Obama has done for African Americans.
I should mention that this lady makes it categorically clear that she is not a Tavis Smiley’s fan and has joined those who have vowed never to buy or read anything that has Smiley’s name on it.
Thanks stranger for your wisdom and passion for the president.
While we support the continent with aid, she says business is what will really improve their quality of life
Right now, the researchers rely on mosquitoes to inject the weakened parasites into people. But wrangling mosquitoes on a large scale would not be practical.
The alternative is to mass produce parasites and formulate them into an injection. It’s been done on a small scale, but since the parasites can only complete their life cycle inside mosquitoes, it requires large colonies of the insects and painstaking extraction of the parasites.
A simple injection system, developed by Seattle-based PATH, may eventually allow women in the world’s poorest countries to dose themselves at home.
Seattle Times science reporter
As part of its $1 billion effort to make contraceptives more accessible to women in the developing world, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is joining with a pharmaceutical company and other aid groups to produce and distribute a simpler version of an old drug.
The ongoing epidemic, which also spread to nearby countries, has left at least 8,646 people dead and hundreds of thousands infected in Haiti alone. It’s estimated that over six percent of the Haitian population has now had the disease.
The outbreak has been linked to a group of UN peacekeepers from Nepal, who brought the deadly strain of cholera to Haiti when they dumped raw sewage near a major river, according to a 2011 report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Some spent years trying to find compensation for the peacekeepers’ damages, but a judge has just ruled that Haitians killed or sickened by the epidemic cannot sue the United Nations in a US court because the UN has legal immunity that only it can waive. -By Brittany Greenquist Follow @britgreenquist
BBC correspondent blames President Jonathan for West ignoring attacks on Nigeria.
In response to why international community had not shown the same spirit and resolve about Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria as it had done after the attacks in France, BBC correspondent said- “Nigeria’s politicians appear more focused on next month’s elections and President Goodluck Jonathan has not commented on the recent violence.“
The Catholic Archbishop of Jos, in central Nigeria, has accused the West of ignoring the threat of the militant Islamist group, Boko Haram.
Ignatius Kaigama said the world had to show more determination to halt the group’s advance in Nigeria.
He said the international community had to show the same spirit and resolve it had done after the attacks in France.
Archbishop Kaigama said facing down Boko Haram required international support and unity of the type that had been shown after last week’s militant attacks in France.
“We need that spirit to be spread around,” he said. “Not just when it [an attack] happens in Europe, but when it happens in Nigeria, in Niger, in Cameroon.- BBC article Excerpts
Thanks to 25 years of law enforcement experience with the Erlanger Police Department, Jouett shoots himself in front of his wife as he fumbles with gun in an elevator after a dinner date. (Honey, look you don’t have to worry, here is our protection. Then ka-boom!)
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A North Carolina woman accidentally shot her husband in the chest after he tried to surprise her with breakfast, according to authorities.
WTVD reported that 27-year-old Tiffany Segule shot and injured 28-year-old Fort Bragg soldier Zia Segule at their home Friday morning in Fayetteville. -POSTED BY JOE BORLIK
By Moni Basu, CNN
Updated 11:28 PM ET, Fri January 9, 2015
Tuskegee, Alabama (CNN)She was left for dead at the foot of Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge after the county sheriff declared: “Let the buzzards eat them.”
A photograph immortalized the moment — a black, middle-aged woman beaten unconscious by white state troopers in a 1965 civil rights march that became known as Bloody Sunday.
Now, on this day in December, 103-year-old Amelia Boynton Robinson is hosting a private screening of a new movie in which her role as a civil rights matriarch immortalizes her again. – Excerpts from Moni Basu’s article -CNN
Mr. President, I’m back on the floor to talk about a dangerous provision that was slipped into a must-pass spending bill at the last minute to benefit Wall Street. This provision would repeal a rule called, and I’m quoting the title of the rule, “PROHIBITION AGAINST FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BAILOUTS OF SWAPS ENTITIES.”
Enough is enough
Enough is enough with Wall Street insiders getting key position after key position and the kind of cronyism that we have seen in the executive branch.
Enough is enough with Citigroup passing 11th hour deregulatory provisions that nobody takes ownership over but everybody will come to regret. Enough is enough
Washington already works really well for the billionaires and the big corporations and the lawyers and the lobbyists.
But what about the families who lost their homes or their jobs or their retirement savings the last time Citigroup bet big on derivatives and lost? What about the families who are living paycheck to paycheck and saw their tax dollars go to bail out Citi just 6 years ago?
We were sent here to fight for those families. It is time, it is past time, for Washington to start working for them!
So let me say this to anyone who is listening at Citi[group]. I agree with you Dodd-Frank isn’t perfect. It should have broken you into pieces!
– excerpts from Miles Mogulescu’s article
Dear Elizabeth Warren:
“The game is rigged, and the rich and powerful have lobbyists and lawyers and plenty of friends in Congress. We can whine about it, we can whimper about it, or we can fight back. I’m fighting back!”
Hey! I just signed a petition asking Elizabeth Warren to run for president. Will you take a second to sign it too?
We really do need our best candidates to run if we’re going to win the race for president in 2016. Getting Senator Warren to run is our best chance to get a truly progressive president, and to put support for working families and the middle class at the top of the Democratic agenda. I hope you’ll join me in saying #RunWarrenRun!
Dick Cheney: I’d Do It Again in a Minute
A 40-year-old daughter misbehaves, father apologizes and says – “I failed to raise her properly.”
Solution: Hand her to Dick Cheney for a MINUTE!
The record of Western aid to Africa is one of abysmal failure. More than $500 billion in foreign aid – the equivalent of four Marshall Aid Plans – was pumped into Africa between 1960 and 1997. Instead of increasing development, aid has created dependence.
The budgets of Ghana and Uganda, for example, are more than 50 percent aid dependent. Said President Aboulaye Wade of Senegal: “I’ve never seen a country develop itself through aid or credit. Countries that have developed — in Europe, America, Japan, Asian countries like Taiwan, Korea and Singapore — have all believed in free markets.
* An Egyptian bus driver told – “Congratulations, you’re pregnant,” the BBC reported.
Bank Whistleblower Alayne Fleischmann & Matt Taibbi on How JPMorgan Chase Helped Wreck the Economy
Read an excerpt of “The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap,” by Matt Taibbi, who joined us to discuss his new book that “lays bare one of the greatest challenges we face in contemporary American life: surviving a system that devours the lives of the poor, turns a blind eye to the destructive crimes of the wealthy, and implicates us all.” -( Amy Goodman & Juan González)
Paul M. Barrett talked about his book, Law of the Jungle: The $19 Billion Legal Battle Over Oil in the Rain Forest and the Lawyer Who’d Stop at Nothing to Win.
He spoke in the C-SPAN 2/BookTV tent at the 2014 Texas Book Festival. The festival was held from October 25-26 at the State Capitol and surrounding grounds in Austin.
THE MAIN PROTAGONIST FOR BETTER OR WORSE IS CHARISMATIC, ENERGETIC. HE STARTED AS THE MOST JUNIOR LAWYER IN 1993, AND ROSE TO BE THE PREDOMINANT LAWYER, HE WAS A GRADUATE OF HARVARD LAW SCHOOL, A CLASSMATE OF A GENTLEMAN NAMED BARACK OBAMA.
HE HAD WORKED FOR SEVERAL YEARS BEFORE LAW SCHOOL AS A JOURNALIST IN NICARAGUA COVERING THE NICARAGUAN CIVIL WAR. HE HAD TREMENDOUS PERSONAL INTEREST IN LATIN AMERICA, STILL SPANISH AND WHEN THIS TOOK SHAPE IN 1993 HE WAS INTRODUCED TO THE ORIGINAL LAWYER WHO BROUGHT IN BY ANOTHER LAW SCHOOL CLASSMATE WHO WAS THE SON OF THE ORIGINAL PLAINTIFFS’S LAWYER AND HE FOUND THE CAUSE HE HAD BEEN LOOKING FOR.
HE WAS IDEALISTIC, AMBITIOUS, SELF INVOLVED AND THIS CASE CAME TO CAPTURE HIS IMAGINATION. ON THE OTHER SIDE WAS FIRST TEXACO AND NOW CHEVRON, MASSIVE OIL COMPANY, CHEVRON IS THE SECOND-BIGGEST OIL COMPANY IN THIS COUNTRY REPRESENTED BY A FAILING EXECUTIVE AND LAWYERS AND THIS WAS EXACTLY THE CONFRONTATION HE WANTED TO HAVE. THE PROBLEM WAS IN TRYING TO ENFORCE THE RULE OF LAW HE UNDERMINED THE RULE OF LAW.
It is their potential, after all, which will decide our continent’s future. Let’s not waste it. “Africa must ask itself why our continent appears so frightened of giving the younger generation a chance.”Mo Ibrahim African leaders prize unclaimed againThe $5m (£3.2m) prize is supposed to be awarded each year to an elected leader who governed well, raised living standards and then left office.This is the fourth time in five years there has been no winner.Nigerian soldier says army that would face Boko Haram is ill-equipped, underpaidPublished May 19, 2014 FoxNews.com
“They give us just AK47s to go into the bush to fight Boko Haram,” the soldier said. “Our equipment doesn’t work and they give us just two magazines to go into the bush.” Two magazines contain approximately 60 bullets. The soldier said that many in the Nigerian army have also been discontented by delays in receiving their salaries, sometimes waiting weeks or months to be paid.“We feel so bad because we … are trying, the soldiers are trying our best,” the soldier told Sky, “but the civilians don’t realize what the Nigerian army is issued with, what they are given to go and fight the Boko Haram.”Goodluck Jonathan gives out customised 24ct Gold iPhones:customised-24ct gold i-phonePresident Goodluck Jonathan’s first Child, Faith married her boo, Godswill Osim Edward today in at the Abuja Ecumenical Centre.The ceremony was broadcast live on NTA, where many state governors and other dignitaries were in attendance.Guests at the wedding received customised i-phones ( Each cost £3995.00 or over US $6,620.00 per i-phone,- Goldstriker) designed by Actress Tonto Dikeh’s.The phones were packed in white packs with a golden ‘thank you’ for coming note’
HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS
PUBLICATIONS 2013 -------------------------------------------------------
March on DC @50 - Forum - Pros and cons of foreign direct investment Why Uganda Parliament Should wait to pass a GMO Bill - Ugandan Priest Suspended for Suggesting Catholic Priests to Marry - Investment or Land Grab Disguised? - Policy Considerations - ARE YOU WHAT YOU EAT / DRINK?(The Big Cover up) - -GM debate forum records -Biotechnology -GM debate -The Anglican Church at cross-roads -The divided land ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PUBLICATIONS 2012 -At Crossroads -(Rerun; it's time of the year) Vitamin D deficiency -Open letter to ASARECA Board of Directors -Links -Do you recite the Lord’s prayer, if so, which version? -Gold at last, once again! -Do you know Dengue Fever? -Putting Fun into Sportsmanship (Usain Bolt gets the Last Laugh) -Olympics -Boarding Schools -Austerity bites Britain -To nature or nurture your child -Sadistic Examiners -What a 'first' love! -Malaria and poverty +
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