As the Washington Post reported in 2007:
Several recent animal studies suggest that environmental exposure to widely used chemicals may also help make people fat.
The evidence is preliminary, but a number of researchers are pursuing indications that the chemicals, which have been shown to cause abnormal changes in animals’ sexual development, can also trigger fat-cell activity — a process scientists call adipogenesis.
The chemicals under scrutiny are used in products from marine paints and pesticides to food and beverage containers. A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found one chemical, bisphenol A, in 95 percent of the people tested, at levels at or above those that affected development in animals.
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“A mere demarcation on parchment of the constitutional limits (of government) is not a sufficient guard against those encroachments which lead to a tyrannical concentration of all the powers of government in the same hands.” – James Madison, Federalist Paper #48, 1788.
President Obama signed an Executive Order for “National Defense” yesterday that claims executive authority to seize all US resources and persons, including during peacetime, for self-declared “national defense.”
The EO claims power to place any American into military or “allocated” labor use (analysis here and here).
The charter of the Iranian oil bourse, a commodity exchange which opened back in February of 2008, calls for the commercialization of petroleum and other byproducts in various currencies other than the U.S. dollar, primarily the euro, Iranian rial and a basket of other major (non-U.S.) currencies.
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Although he was bleeding, in agony and in need of urgent medical attention, soldiers decided to arrest Mr. Shtawi after the dog finally released his arm. The protester and a relative who attempted to free him were both arrested. Kufer Qaddum, 16.3.2012
Israeli human rights NGO B’Tselem has called several time for the Israeli army to stop using attack dogs on unarmed Palestinians. In February 2012 a 19 year-old Palestinian was attacked by an IDF dog; B’Tselem reported another five such incidents in 2011.
Video credit: Odai Qaddomi/B’Tselem
Ron Paul Must Submit Articles of Impeachment Now Before Obama Disolves Congress with an Executive Order.
Ron Paul must submit Articles of Impeachment as his Constitutional Duty as a Congressman. Preserving the Constitution is not about politics, it is about upholding his oath.
A new Pennsylvania law endangers public health by forbidding health care professionals from sharing information they learn about certain chemicals and procedures used in high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing. The procedure is commonly known as fracking.
Fracking is the controversial method of forcing water, gases, and chemicals at tremendouspressure of up to 15,000 pounds per square inch into a rock formation as much as 10,000 feet below the earth’s surface to open channels and force out natural gas and fossil fuels.
The dictatorship of lies, myths, and frauds that has come into being in America is politically weak because it stands on the frail ground of state propaganda, mental oppression, and the rejection of history. It is destined to fall like every other dictatorship because sooner or later the official statements by the U.S. government will be received as absurd fiction by all, and its spellbinding power over the American mind will vanish into air.
The Germans give a submarine capable of launching a nuclear attack to Israel.
*King Obama rules.
The doctrine for authorities collecting sensitive, private data on citizens right now appears to be “your private data may be useful to us, and therefore, we shall take it by force”. From general wiretapping to data retention to face recognition to mass tracking of individuals, the same pattern is evident: people demanding their right to privacy are treated as criminals who are obstructing justice just for the sake of it.
From experience, we know that all data leaks. Seriously, if the United States of America can’t protect its most dirty laundry from leaking through Wikileaks, you can bet that no governmental authority in the world will be able to – or care to – protect the data they are collecting about you this very minute.
A number of OWS protesters have reportedly been arrested and several injured at Zuccotti Park in Manhattan during celebrations of the movement’s six-month anniversary. Police broke up the peaceful rally that had gathered almost 600 people to OWS’ founding.
The West should accept Iran as a legitimate ‘regional superpower’ and drop ‘yesterdays’ rehashed policies of sanctions and military force, a British MP told RT. Talking to RT, John Baron, the only UK Conservative MP to vote against military action in Libya, called the potential use of force against Iran “illogical and naive.” He further characterized the Western use of sanctions as “yesterday’s failed policies.”
**You’ll like this guy
China, the biggest buyer of Iranian oil, will take steps to prevent European trade sanctions disrupting shipments from the Persian Gulf nation, said tanker operator China Shipping Development Co.
The government has discussed ways of helping shipping companies get insurance once sanctions against Iran kick in on July 1, General Manager Yan Zhichong told reporters in Hong Kong today. The ministry of transport and National Development Reform Commission has had special meetings on the issue, he said.
“The attitude is clear – we must make sure that the volume of our shipments will not drop,” Yan said. “The government regards it as a very important issue.”
Mohamed lives just a few minutes from where the bomb went off today. Reports say at least 3 people have been killed and 25 injured in the car bomb explosion. Which happened to take place in a predominantly Christian neighborhood.
Looks like ABCNNBBCBSFAUX tried to raise on a busted flush trying to polish this turd. KONY 2012 has cratered and all the media’s horses and all the media’s men cannot put this latest war-monger hoax back together again. So, what I predict will now happen is that some patsy will come forward to confess that KONY 2012 was a hoax committed entirely by themselves without any help from any governments (“No, really, I did this all by myself. Honest!”) and ABCNNBBCBSFAUX will claim the rapid collapse of the fraud “proves” there are no such things as government conspiracies.