Thursday, March 18, 2010

Horrific Research Monkey Deaths Prompt Calls For Crackdown

Horrific Research Monkey Deaths Prompt Calls For Crackdown: "Charles River refused a request from The Associated Press to tour its Reno facility.The company says it has moved beyond the monkey deaths.'We have discussed the incidents in Reno extensively. We don't have anything new to add about that,' Cianciaruso said. She said that as a matter of policy, the company doesn't respond to 'animal activist groups.'"

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

OpEdNews - Article: The Medicare Option - How the US Health Care Is Worse than Cuba's

OpEdNews - Article: The Medicare Option - How the US Health Care Is Worse than Cuba's: "Not surprisingly, many African and South Asian countries fared among the worst and South American countries fared only slightly better. But the surprise wasn't that European nations were among the best in health care and African and Asian nations among the worst, but that the world's only superpower WASN'T at the top. Planet Earth's lone 800-pound gorilla, it's star performer among star performers, the giant that put all other giants to shame, could only muster a 37th place finish, well back of the European and other major economies around the world. In fact, the US health care system is behind some countries that one would never picture as having a better system."

Monday, March 15, 2010

OpEdNews - Article: SHAMELESS: DA Refuses to Prosecute Animal Cruelty Case; Pennsylvania Only State to Permit Live Pigeon Shoots

OpEdNews - Article: SHAMELESS: DA Refuses to Prosecute Animal Cruelty Case; Pennsylvania Only State to Permit Live Pigeon Shoots: "Pennsylvania is the only state where live pigeon shoots are still openly practiced. 'Live pigeon shoots are similar to cockfighting or dog fighting, where it is largely an underground circuit of the same people who follow it around,' says Heidi Prescott, senior vice-president of the 11.6 million member Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). The Pennsylvania Council of Churches, in opposing pigeon shoots, declared, '[T]he use of live animals for target practice in a contest does not honor the integrity of God's good creation.'"

OpEdNews - Article: This Time It's Pregnant Women: Another US Atrocity in the Bush-Obama War in Afghanistan

OpEdNews - Article: This Time It's Pregnant Women: Another US Atrocity in the Bush-Obama War in Afghanistan
"It is not easy to be an honest reporter in wartime, where sycophancy and blind patriotism are what is demanded. Sadly, the US media are taking the easy way out, accepting the rules of being embedded, which require them to submit articles for censorship, to avoid being critical and to play the game, in return for getting easy human interest stories to send back to the readers and viewers back home."

Sunday, March 14, 2010

OpEdNews - Article: Cheech and Chong Don't Live here Anymore

OpEdNews - Article: Cheech and Chong Don't Live here Anymore: "I had something in the house that might help that woman to ease her suffering. It would cost me no more than a birthday cake from Kroger to give it to her.I didn't dare do it though, because if I did and it were perceived wrong or discovered by the authorities, I could lose everything. My job, my house, my freedom and my future. To this day I feel that what I did was wrong, but that my government forced me to live in a secret society. I was criminalized like a Nazi or a Communist because I smoked the wrong brand of cigarettes."