Tag Archives: 11 July

CommonDreams – ‘Alarm Bells Are On’: New Study Links Neonics To Bird Declines – 11 July 2014

common-dreams‘Alarm Bells Are On’: New Study Links Neonics to Bird Declines

New study finds scope of ecological damage caused by widely used insecticides worse than thought

– Andrea Germanos, staff writer

A European starling takes a look at things from its perch in the Netherlands. (Photo: Bas Kers (NL)/cc/flickr

A class of insecticides linked to the decline of bees may be even more ecologically damaging than previously thought, possibly causing declines in birds as well. Continue reading


CommonDreams – Lawsuit Challenges Government’s ‘Suspicious Activity Report’ Program – 11 July 2014

July 10, 2014
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Lawsuit Challenges Government’s ‘Suspicious Activity Report’ Program

FBI created counterterrorism files for plaintiffs’ innocuous activities

SAN FRANCISCO – July 10 – Civil rights groups filed a lawsuit today challenging the legality of the federal government’s controversial Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) program. The lawsuit, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of California, the national ACLU, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus, was brought on behalf of five Americans who had their information entered into law enforcement databases for innocent things like taking pictures, buying computers, or standing in a train station, and were then subjected to investigation. Continue reading

Terri Newlon – Djwhal Khul – “Psychic Boundaries” – 11 July 2014

DjwhalKhulDjwhal Khul here. Tashi Delek.

Alright. I want to work with psychic boundaries on this call. We’re having quite a bit of energy stimulating the Third Eye center amongst other things but specifically telepathic powers, the melding of energy fields and the sharing of thought forms.

So if you’re irritated about something, for example, other people are going to be hearing your mind chatter and vice versa. What I would suggest that you do is, as quickly as possible, discharge the energy. Then be a channel of Divine Love. Continue reading

Royal Mail Rip-Off Sale Cost Taxpayers £1Bn – 11 July 2014

RT logoTaxpayers may have lost 1 billion pounds from the undervaluing of Royal Mail shares following October’s privatization, said a committee of MPs.

Royal Mail shares were initially priced at 330p, but jumped as high as 618p per share, and now stand at around 473p, allowing investors to make massive profits on the highly unpopular privatization.

Business Secretary Vince Cable defended his department’s decision, blaming the rushed and wrongly priced sale on the context of possible strike action by postal workers. He also pointed out that taxpayers had made 2 billion pounds from the deal.

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US Knew About Snowden File Destruction At UK Newspaper – 11 July 2014

RT logoThe White House were given the heads up that UK authorities were to force The Guardian newspaper to destroy hard drives containing top secret NSA documents.

Emails obtained by the Associated Press under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) indicate that US intelligence officers including NSA chief Keith Alexander were notified about Britain’s intent to retrieve the classified papers.

The leaks showed that the NSA were conducting large mass surveillance programmes monitoring internet activity all over the world.

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NaturalNews – L.J. Devon – The Oregonian Opposes GMO Food Labeling Because They Think You’re Too Stupid To Understand – 11 July 2014

NaturalNewss Logo-April-2014(NaturalNews) The editorial board for The Oregonian is against GMO food labeling, justifying their position by saying that the FDA feels that “there is simply no scientific or nutritional basis to do so.”

Once upon a time, the federal government said that lead-based paint and leaded gasoline were safe, only to ban them later on. DDT used to be praised, but it’s banned now too. The drug Vioxx was “safe” until it caused thousands of fatal heart attacks and strokes. What about all the food today that contains genetically altered ingredients? No one knows if the food they buy contains them, and they may very well be putting themselves and their family at risk. Continue reading

NaturalNews – David Gutierrez – Glyphosate Decreases Yield, Seedling Quality Of Roundup Ready Soybeans; Increases Rate Of Fungal Disease – 11 July 2014

NaturalNewss Logo-April-2014(NaturalNews) The blockbuster herbicide glyphosate (marketed as Roundup) causes toxic effects even to plants supposedly engineered to resist it, according to a study conducted by Brazilian researchers and published in the journal Planta Daninha. The researchers found that use of glyphosate on Roundup Ready soybeans led to an increase in fungal infections and to lower crop yields.

The study offers another blow to herbicide-resistant crops, which are increasingly coming under fire for promoting increased use of toxic chemicals without actually benefiting farmers through increased crop yields. Continue reading

Russia Writes Off 90% Of Cuba’s Debt Ahead Of Putin’s ‘Big Tour’ To L. America – 11 July 2014

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Russia has written down $32 billion of Cuba’s Soviet era debt. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the law ahead of his official visit to Latin America, with Havana as his first stop.

The agreement was first signed in October 2013 and draws a line under a twenty-year dispute.

Cuba is now required to pay back $3.2 billion over the next 10 years.

The first payment from Cuba is expected in October, and the money will be transferred to an account of the Russian lender Vnesheconombank opened at the National Bank of Cuba.
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Excommunication Breakdown: Religious Parades Banned Over Mafia Boss Holy March – 11 July 2014

RT logoAn Italian bishop suspended all religious processions in his diocese in response to a recent religious parade in which a statue of Virgin Mary was carried to honor a local Mafia boss, despite the Pope excommunicating Mafiosi shortly beforehand.

Italians defy Pope, take church procession to mafia boss’ house

The ‘holy’ fuss was sparked on July, 2 when a church procession in the southern Italian town of Oppido Mamertina, in the Calabria region, diverted from its normal route to pay tribute to a local Mafioso under house arrest.

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NaturalNews – Jonathan Benson – T-Mobile Knowingly Placed Bogus Charges On Phone Bills; Profited Millions, Says FTC – 11 July 2014

NaturalNewss Logo-April-2014(NaturalNews) U.S.-based mobile phone carrier T-Mobile is the subject of a new federal lawsuit alleging fraudulent charges on customers’ bills. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says T-Mobile unlawfully charged wireless subscribers bogus fees for services they never signed up for, and then deceptively tried to hide these charges on their bills, pocketing millions of dollars in the process.

According to the Associated Press, federal regulators had been unsuccessful in negotiating with T-Mobile prior to filing the suit, which accuses the nation’s third-largest wireless carrier of scamming customers. Recurrent charges for so-called “premium” services like horoscope texts and funky ringtones were quietly embedded within customers’ bills, alleges the agency, with no clear indication of their presence.
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