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Ned Hamson
Re: Chalabi predicts Iraqi oil could net IS up to $150 million in 2014 - http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse...
"Why in the world would anyone quote this guy about anything after all his falsehoods in years gone by - what's he trying to make money on now?" - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study - http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News...
"Friday really is spin day for all sorts of things - threats of ebola, IS and who knows what else. Saved monkeys, seems so, did same drug save the two American doctors? don't know - ebola killing about 60% of those ill. Did not save the other doctor given the drug. But spin helps them to be able to experiment on West Africans and... it is Friday and it is spin day." - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: Elizabeth Warren defends vote to fund Israel - UPI.com - http://www.upi.com/Top_New...
"Elizabeth - how could you?" - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: Bubonic plague data found on Islamic state computer - UPI.com - http://www.upi.com/Top_New...
"Neo-Cons must be busting at seams - better than yellow cake lies. Real - who know? This whole story could be fabricated - that's how poisoned the world has become since so many lies told to send young fighters - men and women, and children across the globe to their deaths - so the spinners can control power and money. But it's Friday and spin day and a 3-day weekend upon us so forget the spin!" - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: Are Turkey's top judges 'assassins'? - http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse...
"You remember well - good analysis" - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: Are Turkey's top judges 'assassins'? - http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse...
"You may well be right but still hope that the True Turkey will arise - head in clouds perhaps but ever hopeful. No one thought the old Soviet Union would collapse, or that the Shah of Iran would be deposed, or that Egypt would rise up. Hope for the best for turkish people." - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: Are Turkey's top judges 'assassins'? - http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse...
"Get ready for the True Turk Revolution as Caliph Erdogan exceeds his authority and manages to P off everyone. It will make last year's protests look like child's play. And look for officers in the middle ranks of the military to join but not lead it." - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Avian Flu Diary: Japan Reports 1st Locally Acquired Dengue Case In 60 Years - http://afludiary.blogspot.com/2014...
The World Health Organization estimates 100 million people are infected with Dengue each year, and 500,000 are sickened enough to require hospitalization. The WHO considers Dengue to be the most rapidly spreading mosquito borne viral disease in the world, and increasingly it is posing a threat to Europe and North America. - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: LOOK: Sickeningly huge trash buildup at Hubei's Three Gorges Reservoir - http://shanghaiist.com/2014...
"A recycler's dream - just need a skimmer and a place to separate things that might be worth reselling or shredding and using for insulating homes." - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
vintage everyday: Pictures of The Global Conflict of World War I - http://www.vintag.es/2014...
Chinese and Vietnamese "troops" - contract laborers that also brought along a variant of influenza Europe had not been exposed to and launch "Spanish Flu" pandemic. They also worked in detention camps in Spain. - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: Ensure Justice for Tamil Minority, Modi Tells Lanka - http://www.newindianexpress.com/world...
"They will not let UN to come in to inspect for human rights violations resulting during the wind up of the fight to suppress Tamils. Supporters of Tamil people in other nations should be asking for sanctions similar to those being imposed on Russia for its actions in the Ukraine" - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: True Colors- page 5 | Arts & Culture | Smithsonian - http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-cu...
"When the "way-back" machine is invented we will find out for sure. I am influenced by the restoration of paintings in the Vatican that became a lot more vivid and bright than thought to have been. And I do not think the Greeks were above being "tacky" - different styles of decoration for different objects is not uncommon." - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: Is the Death of the Twinkie Near...Again? - http://www.foodmanufacturing.com/blogs...
"Manufacturer is just looking to move operations to lower wage cost area - if they fail - tough - since they have already failed their employees and customers." - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: Report: Potential signs of Ebola in Congo - http://thehill.com/policy...
"Turns out it was a very nasty version of fibrile gastroenteritus that includes bleeding." - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: Report: Potential signs of Ebola in Congo - http://thehill.com/policy...
"Equally bad for the person who is ill but not as easy to spread - not good news but not worse news." - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: The Farm to Table Movement: Merely Lipstick on a Pig? - http://eatdrinkbetter.com/2014...
"Walmart is the biggest seller of groceries in the US because it advertises tons and sells cheap food. Price is the deciding factor now for the majority of shoppers/families. The only way smaller farmers have a chance is if they are a part of distribution cooperatives that can satisfy the needs of Walmart, Kroger, and Safeway. The majority of families might want better food - but they do not have the money for it. The only other way to help would be to support raising minimum wages to $15/hr. That would enable a huge number of shoppers to buy food that costs a bit more and is better." - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: Report: Potential signs of Ebola in Congo - http://thehill.com/policy...
"Clinically, Lassa fever infections are difficult to distinguish from other viral hemorrhagic fevers such as Ebola and Marburg, and from more common febrile illnesses such as malaria." - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: Gaza fighting resumes as truce collapses - http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2014...
""“By breaching the truce and attacking the Al-Dalou family’s home, [Israel] has opened on itself the gates of hell,” the Al-Qassam statement read. The group also took responsibility for firing rockets at Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Ben Gurion airport, Beersheva, and other cities after the ceasefire broke." Making noise like IS does not help matters for anyone, including Hamas. Deja vu - Looks like Vietnamese and US as that war wound down - just get to peace - folks." - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: Syrian factions join forces to fight IS - http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse...
"IS is succeeding in uniting people who thought a month ago that they could never cooperate with each other for anything - but threatened extermination of the men and enslavement of the women and children is, it seems a convincer - and strangely may even convince those united against IS that peace is the answer not more conflict." - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: Selling Rabbit Meat Spurs Nationwide Protests at Whole Foods Market - http://eatdrinkbetter.com/2014...
"No longer a meat eater for past 30+ years but... The meat you choose to eat, is culturally determined to a large extent. The problem for all of us is the industrialized approach to "farming" of veggies, fruits, marine life, insects, mammals, reptiles, and birds. Overgrowing for profit means overlording over the environment and in the end we pay with famine and disease as the natural system does its job of re-balancing what we have unbalanced. Raising bunnies, grasshoppers, clams, snails, fruit bats, or quail and sparrows for eating on too large a scale is no better that plowing up millions of acres of land not suitable for wheat or corn - as the dust storms in China now attest to the failure of its and Russia's virgin land pushes. And the dust storms of the US when similar land was mishandled and the way fracking is being mishandled now." - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: Alopecia 'cure' fully restores hair in five months - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science...
"Good on them - more trials I assume - good for those - most folks - who feel better with hair - than not." - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: Nigerian President Sacks Doctors on Strike During the Ebola Outbreak - https://news.vice.com/article...
"Ask that the strike be put on hold until emergency is over - doctors cannot be replaced so easily." - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: GM fruit flies could be released into the wild - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science...
"They don't carry diseases but mosquitoes and flies do for sure. If it involves killing off a predator and decomposition agent, some other insect will take on this task and perhaps be a worse problem - or a bacteria or fungus could take over the balancing job. Fruit flies are not here by accident or just to annoy us - they have a purpose. They do not cause a problem if we "farm" differently and their population will go down because we would be providing less food for them. The same reasoning applies to disease carrying insects. The Yellow Fever that plagued the building of the Panama Canal was caused/facilitated by massive deforestation to supply wood for housing workers and constructing the forms for pouring cement. The kind of mosquito that carries Yellow Fever grows/breeds best in areas recently deforested." - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: GM fruit flies could be released into the wild - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science...
"The method would mean that only males would be produced and that would lead to collapse of the species, I believe. Draining wetlands and massive spraying of DDT reduced malaria to next to nothing but it is now on the comeback due to deforestation in Central America. Changing the way we raise and or maintain fruit crops has to be a big part of the long term solution. By the way, DDT may still be used in some circumstances to control an emergency situation for malaria but no more spraying hundreds of square miles willy nilly as we did previously." - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: GM fruit flies could be released into the wild - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science...
"What I am saying is that if this fruit fly is wiped out, something else will take its place and it could be more damaging. They become a problem when groves are too big and/or are not kept clean. Perhaps a better answer would be to change how crops are maintained or spaced. What we call pests are such because they interfere with how we do things. Yellow Fever reemerges as a real problem when people cut down forests and create perfect environment for mosquito to expand its population and then impact humans. Nature is not random and seeks to maintain equilibrium." - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: South Sudan Heads towards Famine Amid ‘Descent into Lawlessness’ - http://www.ipsnews.net/2014...
"Women need to tell men settle down and let us all live and build in peace!" - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: Obesity epidemic fuelling 12,000 cancer cases a year - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science...
"Lots of fun snarky comments but fat is fat and not healthy for individuals or community. If you are over forty years of age - think back to when you were a kid. How many grossly fat do you remember seeing in a day around where you lived? How many today? If you notice 10 times more, raise your hand! See it's - grin - a lot worse. In the 10,000 person town I grew up in during 1950s, we have one over 300 pounds person." - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: An Argument Against “Free Speech” - http://damemagazine.com/2014...
"People are free to be crude, stupid, boorish, and all that but... No one needs to put up with incivility and personal attacks. So those who want to be crude, stupid, boorish, and in general hateful and evil - do it on your own time and not in space where their bad behavior is not welcome. They are still free to think and say what they want just not in your space or face!" - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: GM fruit flies could be released into the wild - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science...
"Larval fruit flies feed on rotting fruit and the micro organisms that are usually present on the fruit, so in the ecosystem, they serve as a hybrid decomposer/predator. They are present in large quantities, when huge fields/stands of fruit are being cultivated and wastage piles up - if you got rid of them, some other decomposer and predator would be needed to do its "job." and the one to step up, could be more damaging and perhaps even transmit disease to animals. Oh, but the scientists/agro-mechanics working on this know everything about everything and there will be no oops, or unexpected consequences - will there? Could it be that we need to think again on how and where we grow fruits?" - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: 8 Toxic Chemicals in Conventional Dish Soap - http://eatdrinkbetter.com/2014...
"This why I break all the "rules" and soak this to be washed, then run the water as hot as I can stand it - and use my hands to clean the bowl or dish - but I don't fry, or broil, or bake anything." - Ned Hamson
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