How did we become victims of the greatest marketing ploy ever created by the pharmaceutical industry, physicians working for these pharmaceutical companies, the financially rewarded pain foundations set up by pharma and last, but not least, the FDA?
(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - The U.S. and Canada are waging a war against death, addiction and abuse to the over prescribing of prescription drugs as well as the lack of facilities to treat those victims who become horrifically addicted to these painkillers.
We are now facing yet another killer opioid hitting the pharmacy shelves this month called Zohydro ER or as it is popularly known "heroin in a capsule."
Read William Coleman's story of the extreme racial injustice he experienced as a prison guard in Oregon and help by donating to his legal defense. A victory in his Civil Rights case benefits all Oregonians.
Anna O'Leary, Salem-News.com Political Commentator
International Women’s Day (March 8th) sees women in the desert kingdom of Saudi Arabia with little to celebrate.
(DUBLIN) - A strong system of customs and laws in Saudi Arabia keep women heavily reliant on men for their basic day-to-day survival. A song satirizing Saudi Arabia’s driving ban for women, ‘No Woman, No Drive’, has the desert kingdom rocking. Dozens of Saudi women’s rights activists have been in trouble for defying the driving ban by staging "protest drives".
In the past, women have had a grim acceptance of their lot, but old ways are quietly being questioned for nowhere in the Koran does it say women cannot drive or lead a normal life.
Although both suspects are 17-years old, the crimes they have been arrested for are Ballot Measure 11 offenses.
(KEIZER) - On Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 11:28 p.m., members of the Keizer Police Department responded to 4826 Ventura Loop North after receiving information an alarm had been activated at the residence. While enroute to the location, officers learned there was a male subject inside the residence who reported he had been shot.
Medical personnel from the Keizer Fire District were dispatched to the location while the initial responding officers attempted to make contact with the gunshot victim and render the scene secure.
In the short time that GallantFew's Raider Project has started they have already expanded their global network to over 100,000 people in addition to the already established GallantFew network.
(DALLAS) - GallantFew has been extremely successful in the US Army Ranger veteran community attacking unemployment, suicide, and PTSD. Building on this experience they have created The Raider Project to support Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC) and the United States Marine Corps.
With Veteran suicide averaging 22 Veterans a day GallantFew and GallantFew's Raider Project take a different approach to this problem.
Here's a liberal progressive war advocate employed by a center funded by a war profiteer pushing for "coercive measures" and "threats of force" without ever discussing the actual killing he wants done. I debate him below on The Real News.com.
(WASHINGTON DC) - I've never debated anyone who wants limited child abuse or small-scale slavery or carefully circumscribed rape. It's always war.
It's always the worst crime, the crime least susceptible to control once begun, and the crime that includes all the others, the crime defined at Nuremberg as the greatest of them all because it includes all the others. And it's always in blatant violation of the law.
Truth, must be said, Martin’s TV appearance yesterday may suggest that Russia is now more tolerant and pluralist than the West.
(LONDON) - RT’s presenter Abby Martin has bought herself a reputation as a 911 sceptic and a vocal opponent of Israeli‘s policies . Yesterday she denounced Russian action in Crimea while she was live on air.
She said she 'would not sit here and apologise or defend (Russian) military aggression,' before saying her 'heart went out' to the Ukrainian people whom she described as 'the real losers here.' Ms Martin hosts on the American version of the channel and made her statement at the end of her show
The snipers who shot at protesters and police in Kiev were allegedly hired by Maidan leaders, according to a leaked phone conversation which emerged online.
(PORTLAND) - This leaked 11-minute phone conversation of Feb 25, confirmed by the Estonian foreign ministry, is not getting the attention in the western media that the leaked phone call between Victoria Nuland and the US ambassador in Kiev got. Ashton refuses to comment so far.
It’s also worth noting that in that previous leaked call, Nuland bragged how former U.S. (now UN official) Jeffrey Feltman "got" UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to send Dutch diplomat Robert Serry to Ukraine.
TGTE is mobilizing international civil society to apply moral pressure on the UN Secretary General, to appoint an international investigation on Sri Lanka.
(NEW YORK) - In a letter sent to the US Ambassador to the UN Ms. Samantha Power, the Prime Minister of Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE)Mr. Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran, urged Ms. Power to exercise US diplomatic and moral power to persuade UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to appoint an International Investigation on Sri Lanka, under Article 99 of the UN Charter.
It was pointed out in that letter that UN’s Expert Panel Report on Sri Lanka, the UN Internal Review Report on Sri Lanka and one of the UN Expert Panelist Professor Steven Ratner have all concluded that there is neither the political environment nor the judicial environment in Sri Lanka for dispensing justice domestically.
While the Russian occupation of the Crimea is regrettable, the U.S. hypocritical bluster about the intervention impressed no one, least of all Vladimir Putin.
(SAN FRANCISCO) - Secretary of State John Kerry recently denounced Russia’s intervention in the Crimea by declaring, “It is not appropriate to invade a country, and at the end of a barrel of a gun dictate what you are trying to achieve.
That is not 21st-century, G8, major nation behaviour." Guess which country has a sordid history of invading countries. As the saying goes, people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
With only a month left before Presidential elections, U.S. diplomats have signaled a willingness to finalize the BSA with a new administration in Kabul once Karzai steps down. Nearly all of the 11 candidates have expressed support for the deal.
(KABUL TOLO News) - Three of the 11 presidential candidates participated in the third televised TOLOnews debate on Tuesday night, exchanging views on foreign policy ahead of the April vote.
The candidates - Zalmai Rassoul, Ashraf Ghani-Ahmadzai, and Abdullah Abdullah - went head-to-head in heated exchanges during the debate, answering questions for nearly two hours. Moderator Mujahid Kakar first asked the candidates if they accepted the Durand Line, the border separating Afghanistan from Pakistan.
(PORTLAND) - On Wednesday March 5, 2014, at 4:55 p.m., a Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division officer stopped a 2003 Chevy Avalanche pickup at North Williams Avenue and Webster Street after the officer observed the driver speeding and running a red light at North Williams and Alberta Street.
The officer activated his emergency lights and sirens on his 2011 Kawasaki Police Motorcycle and the Avalanche turned onto Webster quickly and pulled to the curb. As the officer pulled in behind the Avalanche, the driver placed the Avalanche in reverse and accelerated towards the officer.
In the Truth Commission's threadbare Acapulco office, a large banner with the young faces of disappeared Guerrero residents, most of them men but some women too, stands in the front room.
(LAS CRUCES, NM) - Forced displacements and disappearances. Vietnam-style strategic hamlets. Death flights over the Pacific.
All this and more terrorized the mountain communities near Acapulco, Mexico, during the years when the resort was reaching its apex as a favored international destination for fun-seeking beach lovers in the early and mid-1970s. In response to a popular guerrilla insurgency, the Mexican army and security forces escalated what became known as the Dirty War.
Rajapaksa will be attending the meeting of the CHOGM to be held in London for fear of being further exposed to accusations of war crimes and human rights abuses let alone genocide leaving the disgraceful secretary Sharma to do the honours.
(COLOMBO Sri Lanka Guardian) - Although the war and the related commission of crimes is over the human rights abuses keep recurring with impunity.
Numerous explanations are being attributed by the apologists for human rights abuses and war crimes that it is either too premature and or inopportune to hold an international investigation at this stage basing their arguments on very flimsy grounds.
Putin's price for peace is simple. The removal of the illegal Western-backed interim 'government' from Kiev. Otherwise he's moving in.
(WASHINGTON DC) - Behind the diplomatic verbiage, Russian President Putin was clearly on the offensive.
He let it be understood that unless the US and Europe rid Kiev of the “fascist gangs,” which had taken over, Moscow would move forces into additional parts of Ukraine to uphold its interests and “protect the Russian citizens and compatriots living there” for as long as the interim regime remained in Kiev.
Updated Fukushima Civilian panel report highlights largely unaddressed "Human Factors" as important as earthquake and tsunami in 2011 Reactor Disaster
(CHICAGO AND TOKYO) - An extensively updated and expanded version of the Independent Investigation Commission on the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident report published in English by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) has been released.
It cautions that Japan has not yet fully learned the lessons of the Fukushima reactor disaster, particularly the several ways in which the “human factor” played a major role paving the way for the crisis and worsening its aftermath.
The Obama regime and its presstitutes will continue to lie about everything.
(WASHINGTON, DC) - Gerald Celente calls the Western media “presstitutes,” an ingenuous term that I often use. Presstitutes sell themselves to Washington for access and government sources and to keep their jobs.
Ever since the corrupt Clinton regime permitted the concentration of the US media, there has been no journalistic independence in the United States except for some Internet sites.
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(SALEM) - This world we live in is changing fast. The so-called good guys eliminate more human life and do more harm to the planet than we can even begin to understand. The fuel for war and earth pillaging is the media and press. As long as they are under control, the evil forces in the world prosper.
After ten years, Salem-News.com is perfectly free from this type of corruption. That's pretty damned cool.
The economists analyzed traffic fatalities nationwide, including the 13 states that legalized medical marijuana between 1990 and 2009.
(DENVER) - A study by the University of Colorado Denver and Montana State University shows that laws legalizing Medical Marijuana have resulted in a nearly 9 percent drop in traffic deaths and a 5 percent reduction in beer sales.
The study is the first to examine the relationship between the legalization of Medical Marijuana and traffic deaths.
Following over a month of jail time after a guilty verdict by a jury, the MICATS 3 were sentenced to time served plus 13 months probation by Ingham County Circuit Judge William Collette
(DETROIT) - “Though my heart aches for moments I will miss, I regret nothing,” wrote Lisa Leggio from her cell in Ingham County Jail while awaiting sentencing.
On March 5, Leggio, and her fellow MICATS (Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands) members Barbara Carter and Vicci Hamlin were sentenced to 13 months of probation, plus $45,000 in restitution charges to the police..
(LONDON) - With William Hague and other Westminster warmongers traipsing between TV studios to condemn Russian intervention in Ukraine, most clued-up nationalists instinctively reject the controlled media's propaganda.
They are, of course, right. As principled nationalists, we naturally sympathise with the desire of Ukrainians...