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Salem-News.com (Mar-17-2019 20:21)

Human Rights Defender Responds to New Zealand Terrorist Attack

A letter to Prime Minster Adern from Salem-News.com's Human Rights Ambassador

(YORK, UK) - New Zealand Like many other British citizens around the country, I was appalled to wake up to news of the terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, that killed and injured so many people, including children.

You have rightly stated that "what has happened here is an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence.""is an extraordinary act of unprecedented violence," and "They have no place in New Zealand."

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Salem-News.com (Mar-08-2019 18:49)

Can We Divest from Weapons Dealers?

Impoverished people living in numerous countries today would stand a far better chance of survival, and risk far less trauma, if weapon manufacturers such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing, General Dynamics, and Raytheon stopped manufacturing and selling death-dealing products.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - trade goods Attending funerals for young people in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, at the time one of the poorest in Chicago, I felt deep dismay over the profits that motivated gun runners who sold weapons to students, some of whom would be soon fatally wounded.

In the ensuing decades, larger, more ambitious weapon peddlers have engendered and prolonged fighting between warlords, within and beyond the United States.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-06-2019 21:40)

FDA Should Examine the Watchdog, Janet Woodcock, MD

Janet Woodcock, MD's superiors may find her behavior a threat to the lives of Americans

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - FDA Janet Woodcock, MD is the Director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

CDER determines what drugs are safe and effective to improve the quality of life for people in the United States and is promoted as overseeing testing in clinical trials.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-04-2019 14:29)

Why Data Analysis is a Trending Career

Live exercises, interactive test cases and lifetime access to online libraries make this course unique

(SALEM, Ore.) - data analysis For the past few years, big data across multi-variate sources have been processed to provide forecasts and gainful insights that can help enterprises in many areas.

Some areas where enterprises across all sectors and sizes have found immense help are in risk mitigation, customer-service, marketing strategies, and decision making.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-23-2019 22:47)

Will Democratic Socialism be a Winner in 2020?

Socialistic programs provide safety nets when unregulated capitalism goes awry.

(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - democratic socialist In his State of the Union address, President Trump decried socialism stating, “Tonight, we resolve that America will never be a socialist country.” I bet Trump could not explain what socialism is, nor for that matter, could many Americans.

Why does the word "socialism" cause fear and trembling too many Americans? Many probably think socialism equals that old bogeyman communism. However, communism is primarily a political system, a way of organizing a society in which the government owns the things that are used to make and transport products, and there is no privately owned property.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-22-2019 19:13)

FDA at the Root of the Opioid Epidemic

The root has always been at the top (the FDA) ...Now let's do something about it!

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - pharma In my 17 years of writing and speaking of the ever worsening prescription opioid epidemic, I have maintained that the root of the epidemic is at the top -- the FDA.

Purdue Pharma, maker of the highly addictive and dangerous opioid, OxyContin unleashed a holocaust of deaths and addictions by working with the FDA to win approval for long-term use of opioids -- in particular OxyContin.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-19-2019 14:20)

Oregon Offshore Oil Drilling Ban Passes Senate

Coastal oil drilling would negatively affect environment and coastal economy

(SALEM, Ore.) - Pacific Ocean, Oregon An offshore drilling ban on the Oregon Coast is moving forward in the Oregon Legislature. Senate Bill 256 would make the state’s existing ban on exploration and drilling for oil off the Oregon coastline permanent.

“This bipartisan legislation builds on our state’s proud history of coastal protection...It also protects our existing coastal economy from potential future perils. This bill reflects the Oregon Way that we embrace in coastal communities.”

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Salem-News.com (Feb-18-2019 23:43)

Chronic Pain and Opioid Use Disorder are Not Diseases

Senator Lamar Alexander, Were you duped by the U.S. Pain Foundation?

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Insys Therapeutics The hearing “Managing Pain During the Opioid Crisis” was chaired by U.S. Senator Alexander. He arrived on the Senate floor laying on a cot and at the point of testimony, transferred to sitting in a chair.

Alexander said chronic pain and opioid use disorder are distinct and separate diseases. No, Senator Alexander, chronic pain is not a disease -- it is a symptom of a physical or psychological problem that needs to be properly diagnosed by a physician. Opioid use disorder is just that -- it is a disorder -- not a disease.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-07-2019 00:35)

Jim Crow Jumps Into The Game

History in blackface slaps the present moment awake.

(SALEM / PeaceVoice) - Ralph Northam What? The governor put that picture on his yearbook page? In 1984? The wave of outrage, the demand for his resignation — from Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s own party, the Democrats — can’t be dismissed with a shrug and an apology.

His career may be over, thanks not simply to an act of youthful stupidity but to the context that made it possible: good old American racism.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-06-2019 17:33)

Kentucky, Your Drug Epidemic Has a Name and a Face: Meet Jon

Jon is not a statistic; he is a victim of failed justice.

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Jon KY By way of introduction: Kentucky, this was Jon. He was a son, a father and a brother. He was loved by family and friends.

On July 27, 2018 Jon died in a drug ravaged town in Butler County, Kentucky where the words "empowerment", "prevention", "education" and "treatment" are not used. Jon died of a drug overdose.

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