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Article: IBM, Darrell Issa, and Millions of "Lost" White House Emails - http://www.opednews.com/article...
In a court document filed late Tuesday responding to the White House's show cause order, the National Security Archive said that Facciola should order the White House to immediately make a "forensic copy" of individual hard drives or "there is a high likelihood that email data will be obliterated."
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Article: George Bush Is a Genius - http://www.opednews.com/article...
John Bird and John Fortune (in the guise of George Parr) describes the current War on Terror as a war for oil and why America is waging that battle quite well.
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Article: Synthroid Sucks! The Rallying Cry of Thyroid Patients vs. Clueless Doctors - http://www.opednews.com/article...
Synthroid Sucks! The Rallying Cry of Thyroid Patients vs Clueless Doctors describes patient realization of and global revolution against a 50-year medical scandal in the use of Synthroid and other T4-only medications in the treatment of hypothyroidism.
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Article: Whistleblowers Reveal Over-Medicating For Profit Scam - http://www.opednews.com/article...
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Article: Polaris Project: Combating Human Trafficking or The Helping Hand of Hypocrisy? - http://www.opednews.com/article...
In this article, I have investigated exactly who Polaris Project has decided to team up with in their work against human trafficking. My findings bring up a number of serious concerns about any organisation that seeks out funds from the public pocket --- especially one that claims to be an ideological cleanskin.
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QuickLink: The Psychology of Culture (Making Oppression Appear Normal), by Della Fave at Monthly Review - http://www.opednews.com/Quickli...
This excellent review of Macro Cultural Psychology (by the author Carl Ratner) begins: "To understand {the book} properly, the reader must keep in mind the fact that any logical system of knowledge must be grounded in a set of non-testable assumptions or first principles. These are truly a priori. It is also true that all theories in the behavioral sciences are grounded in assumptions about human nature, social structure, and culture. Ratner's assumptions follow closely those of Marx:
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Article: Look Not Unto the Morrow - http://www.opednews.com/article...
Robert Fantina, the author of a tragically nonfictional survey of the lives of soldiers in all past U.S. wars, has now published a devastatingly fictional account of the war that the Vietnamese call the American War.
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QuickLink: Hagel tells Congress he's ready to act on Iran, if needed - http://www.opednews.com/Quickli...
Hagel, himself a former Republican senator from Nebraska, assured the committee that the United States would maintain an "unshakeable" commitment to Israel's security and voiced support for President Barack Obama's position that no options should be taken off the table to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. That language is generally used to suggest the possibility of a military strike. "If confirmed, I will focus intently on ensuring that (the) U.S. military is in fact prepared for any contingency."
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Article: US Secures Drone Base in Northwest Africa - http://www.opednews.com/article...
Obama & the Pentagon move their drone program to Niger, Northwest Africa, where in conjunction with bases in Ethiopia and Djibouti & the secret air fields in the Arab peninsula, they will be in a position to include Mali while continuing drone strikes & assassinations in Somalia and Yemen.
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Article: Women In Combat: A Distraction From the Real Issue - http://www.opednews.com/article...
The Pentagon decision to allow women into combat is a distraction from the real issue, which is our costly, expanding, provocative military presence around the world.
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Article: Selling Marked Up Drugs With Made Up Patients--Part 1 - http://www.opednews.com/article...
t's happened to anyone who's attended an open-mike session at an FDA advisory committee hearing. A queue of "patients" materializes out of nowhere to testify, often in tears, about the crucial need for approval of a drug the public has often not even heard of.
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Article: The Servility of Token Dissidents: Jon Stewart and the Media - http://www.opednews.com/article...
What role do Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert play in the manufacture of consent? This article argues that their primary role is that of token dissidents, who exist to both create the illusion of debate while setting limits on it.
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Diary: Newsweek: "Is the Internet Driving Us Mad?" - http://www.opednews.com/Diary...
"This is an issue as important and unprecedented as climate change," says Susan Greenfield, a pharmacology professor at Oxford University who is working on a book about how digital culture is rewiring us--and not for the better. "We could create the most wonderful world for our kids but that's not going to happen if we're in denial and people sleepwalk into these technologies and end up glassy-eyed zombies." Does the Internet make us crazy? Not the technology itself or the content, no. But a Newsweek review of findings from more than a dozen countries finds the answers pointing in a similar direction. Peter Whybrow, the director of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, argues that "the computer is like electronic cocaine," fueling cycles of mania followed by depressive stretches. The Internet "leads to behavior that people are conscious is not in their best interest and does leave them anxious and does make them act compulsively," says Nicholas Carr, whose...
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QuickLink: Georgia man guns down immigrant after GPS sends him to wrong driveway - http://www.opednews.com/Quickli...
This is such a sad and inevitable story. Fear and guns have gripped the land. It may come out that this old fellow is crazy. It appears that the murder weapon was a twenty-two. For many this will just be more validation of the foolishness of an assault weapons ban. I learned yesterday that there is a very popular automatic weapons manufacturer here in Texas. Why would anyone want a machine gun? The second amendment, unintentionally, has created a torked, twisted patriotic subculture. We are all potential targets and victims. I guess this is just the cost of being an American.
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Article: "Russia Is Ending Its Dependency On The Global Superpower" -- Pushkov - http://www.opednews.com/article...
The ongoing atmosphere of animosity between the two former Cold War rivals shows that relations between Moscow and Washington have entered a cooling period. It also shows that Russia is less willing to depend on the United States for services that it can afford on its own.
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Article: The Real Invasion Of Africa Is Not News, And A Licence To Lie Is Hollywood's Gift - http://www.opednews.com/article...
Reminiscent of the Scramble for Africa in the late 19th century, the US African Command (Africom) has built a network of supplicants among collaborative African regimes eager for American bribes and armaments. Last year, Africom staged Operation African Endeavor, with the armed forces of 34 African nations taking part, commanded by the US military.
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Article: At A Most Critical Time, When Strong Leadership Was Required, Where Was President Obama? - http://www.opednews.com/article...
It's called leadership; the ability and capacity of an individual to lead, motivate and energize others to solve problems and meet important goals. That's an attribute that a president of this country must possess, especially in crucial situations. Just recently, at a time when his leadership was absolutely essential in bringing about critically important filibuster reform, President Obama was nowhere to be found.
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Diary: What Countries Should be Considered for an Olympic Bid? - http://www.opednews.com/Diary...
Should the way a country treats its animals be a criteria for awarding them an Olympic Bid? Many of us think so.
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Article: Why Consumers are Bummed Out - http://www.opednews.com/article...
Business news is buoyant. The stock market is bullish. The housing market seems to have rebounded a bit. So why are consumers so glum? Because they're deeply worried about their jobs and their incomes -- as they have every right to be. The job situation is still lousy. More than 20 million people are still unemployed or underemployed.
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Article: Responsible Coastal Rebuilding After Sandy - http://www.opednews.com/article...
Governor Christie of New Jersey responded appropriately to Hurricane Sandy but is still reluctant to make the connection to climate change
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Article: Israel Attacks Lebanon - http://www.opednews.com/article...
Israel regularly violates Lebanese air space. Doing so is longstanding. It's also illegal. Incursions sometimes happen multiple times daily. Conflicting reports discussed an overnight border attack.
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Article: S. Korea National Intelligence Service Agent's Suspected Activity During Presidential Race - http://www.opednews.com/article...
This article explains S. Korea National Intelligence Service agent's suspected activity during presidential race
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QuickLink: Severe Flu Predicted Due to Climate Change - http://www.opednews.com/Quickli...
The American public can expect to add earlier and more severe flu seasons to the fallout from climate change, according to a research study published online Jan. 28 in PLOS Currents: Influenza.
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Article: Will A Free Internet Continue? - http://www.opednews.com/article...
From seemingly out of nowhre has come the Intrnet -- to be, suddenly, the greatest clobal platform for free expression the world has ever seen. But will it last? Last month, an international conferenc was held that pitted nations seeking greatr governmntal control over the Internet -- led by Russia and China --against countries advocating a hands-off approach which included the United States.
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Article: What Should We Do With The 1%? - http://www.opednews.com/article...
Instead of vilifying the 1%, the Occupy Movement needs to help them see the financial and social harm they do to others. By doing so, we might win a few over to the cause of the Occupy Movement as well as show, through those who don't change, how some of them want does not belong to them.
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QuickLink: Israel admits Ethiopian Jewish immigrants were given birth control shots - http://www.opednews.com/Quickli...
An Israeli journalist also found that most of the women given the shots say they were coerced - Israel has admitted that it has been giving Ethiopian Jewish immigrants birth control injections, according to a report in Haaretz. An Israeli investigative journalist also found that a majority of the women given these shots say they were administered without their knowledge or consent. Health Ministry Director General Prof. Ron Gamzu acknowledged the practice -- without directly conceding coercion was involved -- in a letter to Israeli health maintenance organizations, instructing gynecologists in the HMOs "not to renew prescriptions for Depo-Provera for women of Ethiopian origin if for any reason there is concern that they might not understand the ramifications of the treatment." Depo-Provera is a hormonal form of birth control that is injected every three months.
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QuickLink: Opponents of "Corporate Personhood" Eye U.S. Constitution - http://www.opednews.com/Quickli...
here is a growing national movement to establish a 28th amendment to the constitution of the United States to address the issue of unlimited corporate spending in elections, although the groups working on the issue diverge on what exactly the amendment should say. One national coalition called Move to Amend (MTA) is led by David Cobb. A Green Party candidate for president in 2006, Cobb has been touring the country calling for a constitutional amendment to "clearly establish that money is not speech, a corporation is not a person, all corporations are subject to regulation, all campaign contributions will be disclosed, and (that) allows for no loopholes," according to the MTA website. But passing a constitutional amendment is a daunting task, requiring the support of two-thirds of the U.S. House and Senate, followed by ratification by three-fourths of the 50 state legislatures.
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Article: Burma blames embassies and media concerning news reports on Kachin war - http://www.opednews.com/article...
Even though the Defense Ministry said its troops stopped offensive operations except self-defense, its soldiers have increasingly sped up the offensive war to a new phase. It is not clear whether the government is saying one thing and doing another or the soldiers themselves are going against the President's orders.
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QuickLink: Poor Sleep in Old Age Prevents Brain From Storing Memories - http://www.opednews.com/Quickli...
The connection between poor sleep, memory loss and brain deterioration as we grow older has been elusive. But for the first time, scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have found a link between these hallmark maladies of old age. Their discovery opens the door to boosting the quality of sleep in elderly people to improve memory.
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Diary: No justice, no peace ... - http://www.opednews.com/Diary...
"No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.": Article 5 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948).
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