Tag Archives: 4 January

NaturalNews – Ethan A. Huff – ADHD Drugs Greatly Decrease Academic Performance In Children, Study Finds – 4 January 2015

NaturalNewss Logo-April-2014(NaturalNews) Children who take mind-altering medications like Ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine) for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have been shown in a new peer-reviewed study to perform worse in school than if they weren’t taking the substances at all.

Researchers from Princeton University, Cornell University and the University of Toronto found that the administration of these drugs to children, which is supposedly to help them remain calm and focus in class, actually leaves students at a deficit when it comes to paying attention and learning in a formal academic setting. Continue reading

2014 As We Saw It: Top 10 Science & Nature Videos Of The Year – 4 January 2015

RT logoFrom lightning bolts to volcano vaults, rocket implosions to missile explosions – Mother Nature had it all during 2014, all caught through camera lenses across the globe.

Ukrainian driver narrowly misses missile

A driver near the Ukrainian city of Donetsk was just a couple of seconds from certain death after a missile exploded just meters in front of his car. He emerged unscathed and posted the video on the main Russian social network Vkontakte (In Contact), entitling it “My second birthday.” He may need a new car though as the front was smashed by debris from the road after the missile struck.

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‘Death Warrant To Our Environment & People’: Native Americans Say No To Keystone XL – 4 January 2015

RT logoDozens of Native Americans have descended on Washington DC on the first weekend of 2015 to stage a protest in front of the White House against the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline, which they call a disastrous “death warrant” to the environment and people.

The “No to KXL rally”, organized by Native American leaders and environmental groups, paraded in the Lafayette Square against the pipeline that would channel oil from the Canadian tar sands through to the US to refineries in Texas.

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Mish / Mike Shedlock – Competing Views: Grexit Would Be “Lehman Squared” vs. No Problem; Where To Point The Finger When It Blows – 4 January 2015

MishMikeShedlockThere’s an amusing pair of headlines back-to-back today on what a Greek exit from the Eurozone might mean.

One view is catastrophic, the others is along the lines of no problem. Let’s start with the catastrophe.

Economic historian Barry Eichengreen says Greek Euro Exit Would be ‘Lehman Brothers Squared.

A decision by a new Greek government to leave the eurozone would set off devastating turmoil in financial markets even worse than the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008, a leading international economist warned Saturday. Continue reading

Germany Believes Eurozone Can Survive Greece Exit – Report – 4 January 2015

RT logoGermany believes the eurozone is now stable enough and has sufficient rescue mechanisms to survive the potential ramifications of Greece leaving the single currency union, Der Spiegel reports citing sources in the German government.

With just three weeks before Greeks go to the snap polls on January 25, the German leadership apparently takes yet another opportunity to remind their Mediterranean partners the eurozone can survive without them.

Calling a potential Greek exit “manageable”, both Chancellor Angela Merkel and Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble are adamant that the EU has implemented all necessary reforms since the crisis in Greece first erupted, in order to handle Greece exit from the single currency, Der Spiegel reported citing sources in the German government.

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Quadrantid Meteor Shower Lights Up The Skies – 4 January 2015

RT logoThe annual Quadrantid meteor shower is peaking this weekend over the night of January 3 – 4, during which avid space enthusiasts could spot up to 80 shooting stars per hour.

Peak activity is short-lived and very intense, despite the entire show lasting between December 28 last year and January 12 this year.

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Mish/ Mike Shedlock – How Much Did Your Rent Go Up in 2014? What’s Your Expectation for 2015? – 4 January 2015

MishMikeShedlockIf you are a renter, how much did your rent go up this past year? What’s your expectation for 2015?

Let’s explore those questions starting with a chart on rent from the MarketWatch article Here’s What Americans Spent on Rent this Year.

Cumulative Rent Growth

In isolation, the chart is misleading because it included growth in rent collected which varies by population increases. It does not reflect percentage increases in base rent. Continue reading