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Salem-News.com (Apr-15-2014 13:35)

The Climate Is Invading the Earth!

Ah, but the dark lord of the heat is subtle. He has cells of loyalists among us. They push fossil fuels on us and tell us comforting lies. No longer!

(WASHINGTON DC) - The Climate Is Invading the Earth! If an alien invader with a face were attacking the earth, the difficulties that governments have getting populations to support wars on other humans would be multiplied a thousand fold.

The most common response to officials calling some petty foreign despot "a new Hitler" would shift from "yeah, right" to "who cares?" The people of the world would unite in common defense against the hostile alien.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-13-2014 08:57)

Results of Research Concerning Assisted Outpatient Treatment in the U.S.

California received a grade of "F" on inpatient commitment, outpatient commitment, emergency evaluation, and cumulative quality of life; a grade of "C" on emergency evaluation; and an "F" on use of laws.

(SAN FRANCISCO) - Results of Research Concerning Assisted  Outpatient Treatment in the U.S. In "Mental Health Commitment Laws: A Survey of the States” (Survey), the Treatment Advocacy Center comprehensively examined the laws each state uses to determine who within its population might qualify to receive involuntary or assisted outpatient treatment (AOT).

For the uninitiated, an AOT program is court-ordered treatment (including medication) for individuals with severe mental illness who meet strict legal criteria...

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Salem-News.com (Apr-12-2014 22:58)

Honeybees Create a Buzz at Oregon Body-Art Center

A swarm of bees in the city is not a typical day in the neighborhood

(SALEM) - honeybee swarm gathering State Street and 17th in Salem is always a busy intersection, but today it was the honeybees that had the right of way.

A swarm of honeybees made its way to the tree just next to the building where the Oregon Body-Art Center is located. It is spring, and in the spring, honeybees do what they want.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-11-2014 12:33)

Stop Playing Politics With Veterans

The American people are urged to write, call their members of Congress and Senate and demand they take positive action providing VA benefits to those in need.

(MEDIA, PA) - Veterans Our legislators in Washington must stop playing politics with our veterans, this is especially true of Vietnam war veterans. Will the game playing carry over to our veterans of present day wars?

Will they too become pawns? Veterans have few friends in Washington. Just like the Vietnam veterans, today’s veterans will face what we are up against, little to no support.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-05-2014 17:25)

Why Corporations Prefer State Regulation

And the 1% responsible for these disasters have bought the media and bamboozled enough of the public to make “government regulation” a dirty word.

(PORTLAND) - Corporate ripoff Within the past two months, several major environmental disasters have exposed the failure of state regulators, who serve the corporations they “regulate” as their clients, to protect the lives and health of the public.

In most cases, state regulators are executive branch agencies reporting to governors and subject to oversight by state legislatures.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-04-2014 19:49)

Agent Orange Exposure Appears to Double Risk of Invasive Skin Cancer

Issue needs to be studied on a larger scale.

(HOUSTON) - Mark Clemens, MD Even four decades later, veterans exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War have twice the risk of developing unusually invasive nonmelanotic skin cancers compared with the general population, according to a recent study.

“We noticed a lot of veterans coming into our clinic had very aggressive squamous and basal cell carcinomas, and it seemed like there was a connection to Agent Orange exposure...” said Mark Clemens, MD, at Univ. of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-03-2014 12:50)

Sign the Petition to Monsanto`s Man in Congress, Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.)

Rep. Pompeo is just plain foolish if he thinks he will be reelected after he supports an industry-written law that goes against what 90 percent of consumers in this country want.

(WASHINGTON DC) - Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) On April 1, Poltico announced that Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) will introduce a bill to kill GMO labeling.

April fool's joke? We wish. But the joke may be on Pompeo, when consumers nationwide light up his phone lines and sign our petition with demands that he abandon plans to sell out consumers by helping Monsanto and Big Food pass a law to take away states' rights to label GMOs.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-01-2014 15:32)

Obamacare and the McCaran-Ferguson Act`s Exemption from the AntiTrust Laws

What is needed is a repeal of the McCarran-Fergusan Act exemption for the health insurance industry.

(SAN FRANCISCO) - repeal of the McCarran-Fergusan Act The Patient Protection Act and the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) seems to be working. Admittedly, this is not a universal view.

But as of the March 31st deadline, it appears that the goal of 7 million signees may have been reached. This is quite an achievement considering the computer glitches encountered by consumers along the way.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-31-2014 13:33)

MSSP Hosts Medical Marijuana Event

"Our goal is to help educate individuals. We know many of them are taking marijuana as medicine and we want to make sure it's done in full compliance with Oregon's new law" - Candyce Hayes, executive director of the MSSP

(PORTLAND) - marijuana From Dr. Sanjay Gupta to Oregon's new law allowing for medical marijuana dispensaries, there is a growing recognition that marijuana can help sufferers of neurological diseases.

On Sunday, April 6th, at 2 p.m. at the Roseland Theater the MS Society of Portland, Oregon (MSSP) hosts a public (18+) meeting about medical marijuana. Experts will explain how Oregon's new law works and how guests can investigate if marijuana will help their condition.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-20-2014 17:28)

A Cat Story With a Happy Ending

The moral is do not just throw an unwanted cat or dog out to fend for themselves. There are shelters for unwanted animals in most cities.

(SAN FRANCISCO) - Cat named Gubi First a little background before telling this nice story about a lost cat. We have two three-year old feral indoor cats, one a male named Noche -- because he's black -- and Amber a small tortortoiseshell female.

Both are now socialized. Both have been neutered. When cats are neutered, the tip of their right ear is clipped.

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