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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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Salem-News.com (Mar-16-2014 23:30)

10 Days in a Madhouse: Movie Under Production in Salem

The film will benefit millions by showing one heroic woman's efforts to expose mental health abuse.

(SALEM) - Salem-News.com The world needs inspiring heroes and we must collectively remember those who have graced this world with selfless, life-changing acts.

Nellie Bly is one of the most inspiring journalists in American history, a true heroine, and Director Tim Hines, who has worked on more than a hundred movies during his career, plans to introduce all of us to one of the grandest heroines

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Salem-News.com (Mar-14-2014 16:00)

Environmental Cause of Autism Decoded

The rate of Autism in the military has consistently doubled the general population rate of 1 in 50. But the military is only one source of deadly TCE contamination in the United States.

(MINNEAPOLIS) - trichloroethylene A new study finds high rate of Autism among Minneapolis Somali community. The investigation grew from parent concerns; it also found a high rate of associated intellectual disability.

“This study validates the concerns of the Somali community in Minneapolis,”

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Salem-News.com (Mar-14-2014 10:48)

Defining Ourselves: How Deductions Lead to Decisions

My tentative conclusion: Decisions rest on two pillars, circumspection as well as introspection. They provide the strength and reveal the weakness of who we are.

(SALEM) - psychology Perhaps one under-researched arena in the World of Psychology is just how each person paves the way to reaching a decision. Without decision, our very lives would be devoid of direction. As we reach our maturity, this realization becomes clearer.

An English philosopher named John Locke offered us the key.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-13-2014 02:30)

Ahoy, Mateys! The Pirate`s Den is Back!

Bring your appetite and check out the “new” old Pirate hangout!

(DAYTON, Ore.) - Pirates Den For the last 50 years, the town of Dayton, Oregon has been the home of the Pirate’s Den café. It is located directly across from the High School, and has been a part of generations of students’ best homegrown memories.

Those of us that were there in its heyday recall pinball machines, and eventually foos-ball, and a juke box that would give you three songs for a quarter. So many songs were played repeatedly, but I don't recall anyone complaining. You can never have too much Zeppelin.

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