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When the economic elites want something, it tends to happen, and if they don’t want something, it tends not to happen.
(SAN FRANCISCO) - America is no longer a democracy, according to a new joint university study. Instead, it has evolved into an oligarchy dominated by moneyed special interests.
The study, entitled "Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens" by Martin Gilens of Princeton University and Benjamin Page of Northwestern University, concludes that ordinary citizens have effectively lost their say over public policy.
The Tamil diaspora, said to now total over 1 million, is concentrated in India, Europe, North America, and Australia.
(WASHINGTON DC Foreign Policy) - Days after the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva adopted a resolution calling for an international inquiry into war crimes in Sri Lanka, the Colombo government began moving to cut links between the country's Tamil minority and its powerful diaspora.
The Tamil diaspora, many of whom were driven out of Sri Lanka due to atrocities committed by government troops and rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) fighters, is expected to play a prominent role in presenting evidence at the inquiry, expected to begin later this year.
But don't expect him to unblock the Holy Land sewer
(LONDON) - Over the Easter holidays the UK's prime minister, David Cameron, was on his knees “doing God” in the runup to European elections. And he sparked a great commotion in the media by claiming Britain is "a Christian country".
Cameron wrote in the Church Times: "I believe we should be more confident about our status as a Christian country.... more evangelical about a faith that compels us to get out there and make a difference to people's lives.”
(WASHINGTON DC) - Russian President Vladimir Putin is seriously challenging the post-Cold War international order. Will one nation be permitted to use force to annex the territory of another country---or will it be prevented from doing so?
Thus far, the world's response----and that of our own country, the self-proclaimed leader of the free world----is ambiguous. At this point, aggression appears to have succeeded, with no response other than a rhetorical one.
The identification was made by the Oregon State Police Identification Bureau using fingerprint records from one of Brown's previous arrests. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's office examined the body and determined there was no evidence of foul play.
(ALBANY, Or.) - Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports the body found in the Willamette River near Albany on April 20, 2014, has been identified as 45-year old Jared Ethan Brown of Portland.
Detectives learned Brown had recently attempted suicide by jumping into a river from a bridge in the Roseburg area.
(LONDON PakAlert Press) - Drug companies won’t like this one getting around. Facts on Honey and Cinnamon:
It is found that a mix of honey and Cinnamon cures most diseases. Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Scientists of today also note honey as very effective medicine for all kinds of diseases. Honey can be used without side effects which is also a plus.
Myanmar like India could safeguard the interest of minorities by launching government facilitated schemes for their economic and social upgradation.
(KUALA LAMPUR Burma Times) - Ethnic strife in Myanmar has brought out a face of Buddhism which was never known to the world.
While Buddha set out an example of compassion for others, the exact opposite is being followed in present day Myanmar. Since the last two decades, the talking point for the international community about Myanmar has been the repression of civil liberties, human rights violations and the tribulations under the authoritarian regime which are pushing ethnic issues somewhat out of focus.
Sri Lanka is an overwhelming presence here, as in every fishing village in the southern TN coast.
(DHANUSHKODI Times of India) - The sea at Dhanushkodi is a sheet of grey. With hardly any waves, it's quiet, merging with the bleak landscape that nurses the wounds of a cyclone that devastated Dhanushkodi town in 1964.
All that remains are the ruins of buildings that survived the storm and sea — an old church, railway terminus, port and jetty, a post office. Nearly 250 fishermen families live a bare existence, fishing near the shores or selling shell handicrafts to tourists...
Seven out of 10 GM-soy samples tested surpassed this “extreme level” (of glyphosate + AMPA), indicating a trend towards higher residue levels.
(OSLO Independent Science News) - Food and feed quality are crucial to human and animal health. Quality can be defined as sufficiency of appropriate minerals, vitamins and fats, etc. but it also includes the absence of toxins, whether man-made or from other sources.
Surprisingly, almost no data exist in the scientific literature on herbicide residues in herbicide tolerant genetically modified (GM) plants, even after nearly 20 years on the market.
The victim, William Williams, has non-life-threatening injuries, and is still being treated at a local hospital.
(CLACKAMAS) - Just before midnight on Thursday, April 17, 2014 the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office was called to the Kings Row Motel on a report of a shooting at Kings Row Motel, in Clackamas County.
The manager of the Motel called 911 reporting that a male came to the front desk reporting he had been shot by his wife while staying at the Motel.
Mobile is the sector with the highest growth rate, growing from 27% to 39.8% in 2013.
(MADRID) - The industry association for digital advertising and communication and the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), presented its new Investment Study of Total Digital Advertising in 2013, which examines trends in media buying and investment in Internet, mobile and digital.
"The total investment in online media advertising in Spain is 878.4 million euros, of which 832.5 million were invested in internet PC, 39.9 million in the mobile sector and 6.1 million euros in digital signage," said Antonio Traugott, CEO of IAB.
This use of vaccines to sterilize continued beyond WWII, including under the aegis of WHO, where the intent was hidden.
(WASHINGTON DC) - Wikipedia mistakenly defines Compulsory Sterilization as “Compulsory sterilization (or sterilisation), also known as forced sterilization (or sterilisation), programs are government policies which attempt to force people to undergo surgical sterilization.
But surgery is not necessary to sterilize. During WWII, the Nazis experimented on people at Auschwitz to develop vaccines that sterilize at routine doctor’s appointments under the guise of medical treatment.
Get Prescription Drugs Off The Street (GPDOTS) wishes to express our concern at the possibility of a new high-dose, extended-release opioid, Zohydro (hydrocodone bitartrate) coming to Canada’s market.
(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - On Tuesday, April 29 at 11:30 a.m. a rally will be held at the Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts to draw attention to the FDA's approval of Zohydro.
The rally is being organized by Joanne Peterson, Founder and Executive Director of Learn to Cope. Former Senator Steve Tolman now President of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO and the voice of over 400,000 union members will be a speaker at the rally.
Easter wishes for an end to all torture in the world in 2014.
(WASHINGTON DC) - Human Rights Ambassador for Salem-News.com, William Nicholas Gomes, has greeted world leaders on the occasion of Easter Sunday.
The Salem-News.com Human Rights Ambassador is a longtime advocate for the elimination of Torture world wide. He has shared Easter greetings with world leaders including politicians, diplomats, journalists, actors, academics and religious leaders.
(WASHINGTON DC) - The Mine Action Alert below has already been circulated to a number of lists, so apologies for any duplication. This is a tragic reminder that unexploded ordnance is still taking casualties in Vietnam 40 years after the war, and why Project RENEW's work remains important.
Some basic knowledge of how to deal with the situation this young farmer encountered could have saved his hand.
Woodrow Wilson was a real bug about freedom, so we owe him a lot.
(DAYTONA BEACH) - According to Jonathan Turley, a professor of law at George Washington University, the freedoms we spend so much time and ink blubbering about are rapidly being eroded, often in the interest of that national security of which our freedom is the cause celebre.
A year or two ago, our President, a mild-mannered former street-community worker from Chicago who critics feared lacked the stamina or resolve to be a Commander-in-Chief...
(JERUSALEM) - The US government should support rather than oppose Palestinian actions to join international treaties that promote respect for human rights.
On April 1, 2014, the Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, signed accession instruments for 15 treaties, including the core treaties on human rights and the laws of war. On April 2, the US ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, testified in front of Congress, that in response to the “new Palestinian actions” that the “solemn commitment” by the US to “stand with Israel,” “extends to our firm opposition to any and all unilateral [Palestinian] actions in the international arena.”
Most people who seek forgiveness are scared of being held accountable for their behaviour. Most people who offer forgiveness are scared of holding people accountable for their behaviour.
(TASMANIA) - Certain religious traditions, including Christianity, emphasise the importance of forgiveness. I want to explain why forgiveness is misconceived and, therefore, a bad idea.
And why there are important psychological reasons for this. In essence, the key question is this: What is the appropriate psychological response to inappropriate behaviour if we want change in the direction of improved functionality in future?
UN officials have warned that the violence poses a serious threat to the country’s dramatic economic and political reforms as it emerges from a half century of military rule.
(UNITED NATIONS Arab News) - US Ambassador Samantha Power to UN called on Myanmar’s government Thursday to take urgent steps to stop the violence in the western region where thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled their homes, warning that continuing unrest could imperil the country’s path to democracy and prosperity.
Power linked the smooth delivery of humanitarian aid to containing of violence.