Friday, July 23, 2010

Journalism Legend Daniel Schorr Dies At 93 : NPR

Journalism Legend Daniel Schorr Dies At 93 : NPR

Once Upon a Time...: The Missing Moral Center: Murdering the Innocent

Once Upon a Time...: The Missing Moral Center: Murdering the Innocent: "If you have ever wondered how a serial murderer -- a murderer who is sane and fully aware of the acts he has committed -- can remain steadfastly convinced of his own moral superiority and show not even the slightest glimmer of remorse, you should not wonder any longer."

Thursday, July 22, 2010

 Why Socialism?  : ICH - Information Clearing House

 Why Socialism?  : ICH - Information Clearing House: "The economic anarchy of capitalist society as it exists today is, in my opinion, the real source of the evil. We see before us a huge community of producers the members of which are unceasingly striving to deprive each other of the fruits of their collective labor—not by force, but on the whole in faithful compliance with legally established rules. In this respect, it is important to realize that the means of production—that is to say, the entire productive capacity that is needed for producing consumer goods as well as additional capital goods—may legally be, and for the most part are, the private property of individuals."

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

 Buying Venezuela’s Press With U.S. Tax Dollars  : ICH - Information Clearing House

 Buying Venezuela’s Press With U.S. Tax Dollars  : ICH - Information Clearing House: "Before 2007, the largest funder of U.S. “democracy promotion” activities in Venezuela was not the State Department but the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), together with the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). But in 2005, these organizations’ underhanded funding was exposed by Venezuelan American attorney Eva Golinger in a series of articles, books, and lectures (disclosure: This author obtained many of the documents). After the USAID and NED covers were blown wide open—forcing USAID’s main intermediary, Development Alternatives Inc. (DAI), a Maryland–based contractor, to close its office in Caracas—the U.S. government apparently sought new funding channels, one of which the PADF appears to have provided."

Woman allegedly mocked during airport strip search | Canada | News | Toronto Sun

Woman allegedly mocked during airport strip search | Canada | News | Toronto Sun: "Flynn — a frequent traveller who has been strip-searched twice before — said this time was different. She said the women made her bend over a table, open her legs, and squat and cough. They asked her personal questions, like when she last had sex, Flynn said."

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis That Upsets Big Pharma | | AlterNet

A Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis That Upsets Big Pharma | | AlterNet: "Despite the results of Zamboni's and other significant studies, my research into the media's coverage of angioplasty as a treatment for multiple sclerosis reveals that the mainstream media, with some notable exceptions (examples of which are here, here and here) , is generally presenting arguments that are favourable to maintaining the pharmaceuticals' monopoly on treatment options (examples here, here and here). Overall, the media has failed to do its journalistic duty to research all sides of the issue. They have failed to take the numerous testimonials and positive research results seriously and are failing to take into account the costs and benefits of angioplasty versus those of MS drugs that in the end offer little to no long-term benefits."