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Cuts and red tape are gagging US and Canadian science / Only 14 per cent said they felt they would be able to share a concern about public health and safety

Cuts and red tape are gagging US and Canadian science / Only 14 per cent said they felt they would be able to share a concern about public health and safety

14 April 2014 by Rachael Jolley

Politicians in the US and Canada are undermining scientific freedom through cuts, shutdowns and media policies

ON 1 October last year, the US federal government shut its doors after Congress failed to agree a budget. For 16 days, around 800,000 government employees twiddled their thumbs. Many of them were scientists.

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The shutdown was the culmination of months…

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Kiev Military Op in Eastern Ukraine, civilians reported killed

Kiev Military Op in Eastern Ukraine, civilians reported killed

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

The activists who controlled the base said they were forced to retreat.
“There are about 60 units of armored vehicles. They have been preparing for several days, and now they started to storm [the airfield]. The protesters blocked their way, they started shooting, there are wounded. Our people retreated. There are about 15 tanks, the other units are armored personnel…

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A Russian fighter buzzed a US warship in the Black Sea

A Russian fighter buzzed a US warship in the Black Sea

DEBKAfileApril 14, 2014, 7:32 PM (IDT)

The Russian Fencer fighter is now revealed to have made close-range passes near the USS Donald Cookdestroyer in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid spiraling tensions over Ukraine. The aircraft flew within 1,000 yards of the ship at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and issued several radio…

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Analyst: EMP Attack Would Cripple U.S.

Analyst: EMP Attack Would Cripple U.S.

By Kells Hetherington

WASHINGTON (VR) —The United States is ill prepared for an Electro Magnetic Pulse because the country’s electrical grid is not hardened as the Shield Act has proposed, according JD Gordon, a Foxnews.com Contributor and a Senior Fellow at the Center for a Secure Free Society in Washington, D.C. (more…)

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Forced Meds Are OK to Prosecute Threat Charges / “client was exposed to asbestos and was a “whistle-blower”

Forced Meds Are OK to Prosecute Threat Charges / “client was exposed to asbestos and was a “whistle-blower”

By TIM HULL

(CN) – The government can continue to forcibly drug the man it says threatened to kill federal employees over a delusional asbestos cover-up, the 9th Circuit ruled Friday.
Charles Lee Gillenwater II was charged in 2011 with sending threatening emails to employees of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In the emails,…

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Russia wants permanent Moon base

Russia wants permanent Moon base

Sunday, 13 April 2014
While the West is busy staging coups around the world, Moscow today set out plans to conquer and colonise space, including a permanent manned moon base.

Deputy premier Dmitry Rogozin said: ‘We are coming to the moon forever.’ (more…)

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New study puts a cost on ‘round-tripping,’ a method investors use to avoid the tax collector

New study puts a cost on ’round-tripping,’ a method investors use to avoid the tax collector

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 10-Apr-2014

How widespread is tax evasion?

Tax evasion is widely assumed to be an eternal problem for governments — but how widespread is it? For the first time, a new study, co-authored by an MIT professor, has put a cost on a particular kind of tax evasion, known as “round-tripping,” that the U.S. government has been trying to thwart. (more…)

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Gutting of campaign finance laws enhances influence of corporations and wealthy Americans

Gutting of campaign finance laws enhances influence of corporations and wealthy Americans

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 10-Apr-2014

- “This study dashes hopes for this democratic kind of interest-group influence,’

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PRINCETON, N.J.—Affluent individuals and business corporations already have vastly more influence on federal government policy than average citizens, according to recently released research by Princeton University and Northwestern University. This research suggests that the Supreme…

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Global poverty could be up to a third higher than reported

Global poverty could be up to a third higher than reported

Public Release: 10-Apr-2014
Economic and Social Research Council

With over one billion people in the world living on less than $1.25 per day, the World Bank aims to end ‘extreme poverty’ by 2030. But new research suggests that global poverty figures could be underestimated by up to a third, and calls for more robust measurement in the future.

The World Bank figures are widely used by the international community and play a…

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Requested Info Graphic Post from Our Sister Site / “Vaccine induced Depression”

EEV: Attempted to get as much reference data into the graphic as possible.

Requested Info Graphic Post from Our Sister Site / “Vaccine induced Depression”

EEV: Attempted to get as much reference data into the graphic as possible.

Al Sharpton was ‘flipped into being an FBI informant after he was caught talking about drug deals with an undercover agent’

Al Sharpton was ‘flipped into being an FBI informant after he was caught talking about drug deals with an undercover agent’

  • New reports contradict Rev. Al Sharpton’s claims that he went to the FBI and started working as an informant after a mobster threatened him
  • He said that he began giving the federal agents recordings of meetings with gangsters in 1984 but new reports prove it started in 1983
  • Sharpton was allegedly caught on video meeting with an undercover agent who claimed to be a South American drug lord…

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U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius being replaced by Sylvia Burwell ( Yes That One )

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius being replaced by Sylvia Burwell ( Yes That One )

EEV: Repost from 2013

Meet Sylvia Burwell, the woman who ordered the government shutdown

By Elizabeth Chuck

Mandel Ngan / AFP/Getty Images

Sylvia Mathews Burwell smiles as President Barack Obama announces her as his choice to be the next White House budget director on March 4.

A single person shut down the entire U.S. government for the first time in 17 years.

Not a congressman, but an…

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2014 Jefferson Muzzles

Thomas Jefferson Center
  1. The U.S. Department of Justice
  2. The White House Press Office
  3. The National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security
  4. The North Carolina General Assembly Police
  5. The Kansas Board of Regents
  6. Modesto Junior College
  7. The Tennessee State Legislature
  8. Wharton High School Principal Brad Woods
  9. Pemberton Township High School…

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Police search landfill for HK$28 million painting ‘after cleaners mistake it for rubbish’

Police search landfill for HK$28 million painting ‘after cleaners mistake it for rubbish’

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 09 April, 2014, 5:12am

Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Ng Kang Chung

A police source said CCTV showed cleaners at the Grand Hyatt hotel dumping the painting Snowy Mountain

Cleaners at the city’s Grand Hyatt hotel are suspected to have dumped a painting that had just sold for more than HK$28 million with rubbish that was then taken to a landfill.

The…

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Apr 9

Nevada rancher’s land surrounded by heavily-armed federal agents, his cattle confiscated

Nevada rancher’s land surrounded by heavily-armed federal agents, his cattle confiscated

- Cliven Bundy – the “last rancher in Clark County, Nevada” – has since 1993 refused to pay fees to the federal government for the right to raise cattle on land his family has ranched since the 1870s

Published time: April 10, 2014 01:49 Reuters / Brian Snyder

Reuters / Brian Snyder

After 20 years of battling the US government for use of his family’s land, a Nevada rancher’s “one-man range war” may soon…

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