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on September 15, 2014 in World News

Women’s reproductive rights trump the freedom of liberal members of parliament

Women’s reproductive rights trump the freedom of liberal members of parliament to vote their conscience on abortion, Justin Trudeau said, adding that it’s time that his party “actually defended rights.” “I have had a lot of Liberals come up to me and say, ‘I don’t quite understand, isn’t the Liberal party about freedom and about defending people’s rights?’” Trudeau said in an interview with CBC’s The Sunday Edition with Michael Enright. “Absolutely it is. And the rights that women have fought for over decades to be in control of their own bodies and to control their own reproductive health is… View Article

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on September 15, 2014 in World News

Balanced budget law promised as House of Commons resumes

  Balanced budget law promised as House of Commons resumes As Parliament returns Monday, the Conservative government is preparing legislation to address the Canada-U.S. price gap, and also promising a bill that would demand federal governments balance the budget during “normal economic times.” Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government will also look to pass legislation this fall on the Canada-Korea free-trade deal, and a separate bill is expected in the coming months for the Canada-EU free-trade agreement that was recently finalized by both sides. Several significant promises from the Conservative government’s fall 2013 throne speech still must be introduced before Canadians… View Article

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on September 15, 2014 in World News

There’s Lithium In The Water Supply

  There’s Lithium In The Water Supply; NY Times Say its a good thing THE idea of putting a mind-altering drug in the drinking water is the stuff of sci-fi, terrorist plots and totalitarian governments. Considering the outcry that occurred when putting fluoride in the water was first proposed, one can only imagine the furor that would ensue if such a thing were ever suggested. The debate, however, is moot. It’s a done deal. Mother Nature has already put a psychotropic drug in the drinking water, and that drug is lithium. Although this fact has been largely ignored for over… View Article

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on September 15, 2014 in World News

Warner Bros Conspired with New Zealand Over Kim Dotcom Extradition

Warner Bros Conspired with New Zealand Over Kim Dotcom Extradition Ever since the raids of 2012, Kim Dotcom has pointed to what he sees as a contract shutdown of Megaupload. Designed by Hollywood and carried out by their partners in the Obama administration and the New Zealand Government, Dotcom claims that his fate was pre-determined and a result of corruption. One of his claims is that despite the reservations of those in New Zealand’s intelligence departments, Dotcom was allowed to become a resident of the country. This, the entrepreneur says, was carried out to pin him down in a friendly… View Article

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on September 15, 2014 in World News

Gun Control for Women’s Sake Now

Gun Control for Women’s Sake Now On September 12, TIME magazine ran a column by gun control proponent Gabby Giffords, in which she argued that gun control must be expanded for women’s sake. Giffords’ starts the column by revisiting the passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) under Bill Clinton. She says that law has been good–“annual rates of domestic violence have dropped by more than half” since its passage–but she does not think it goes far enough. She wants a more stringent VAWA, one that expands gun control beyond marriage and into dating relationships. This would include new… View Article

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on September 15, 2014 in World News

‘Assault Weapons’ A ‘Myth’ Democrats Created In 1990s

                      ‘Assault Weapons’ A ‘Myth’ Democrats Created In 1990s On September 13, the 20th anniversary of the signing of the federal assault weapons ban, The New York Times ran a column explaining that the very term “assault weapon” is one the “Democrats created” in the 1990s in order to ban “a politically defined category of guns.” Moreover, the Times points out that the threat posed by the private ownership of “assault weapons” is mythological in comparison to FBI stats on the actual use of such guns in crime. According to… View Article

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on September 14, 2014 in World News

School to fingerprint students to ‘monitor their diets’

School to fingerprint students to ‘monitor their diets’ school is implementing a biometric system to better track what students are eating each day. fingerprint-scanner1The Express & Star reports students at Redhill School in Stourbridge, England will be fingerprinted in an attempt to reduce lunch lines and “monitor pupils’ diets.” The system requires pupils to press a finger against a machine which converts the print into biometric data. This can then be used to identify individual pupils accounts. Headteacher Stephen Dunster wrote to parents, “We are aiming to have a cashless system throughout the school. The catering system is better for… View Article

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on September 14, 2014 in World News

Health officials warn of Sea-Tac measles exposure

  Health officials warn of Sea-Tac measles exposure SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — Public health officials are warning that people may have been exposed to measles at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. In a news release, Public Health-Seattle & King County officials say a passenger who contracted a confirmed case of the disease – likely outside the United States – was contagious when he or she was at the airport. The passenger was at the north satellite terminal, on the inter-terminal train and at baggage claim between 8:10 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. on Sept. 6. The traveler also went to The Bistro, a… View Article

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on September 13, 2014 in World News

Fighting Off Home Invaders With Car Keys, Wasp Spray

Today Show Recommends Fighting Off Home Invaders With Car Keys, Wasp Spray Former detective says to treat intruders ‘like royalty,’ point them to all your stuff A recent segment on NBC’s Today Show addressing home invasions suggested using car keys and wasp insecticide, rather than firearms, to combat intruders, and recommended that Americans give in to thieves’ demands. During last Monday’s episode, reporter Jeff Rossen purported to teach Americans “How to protect your family from home invasions.” Citing FBI statistics that showed around 50,000 break-ins occurred in 2011, Rossen asked Wallace Zeins, a former NYPD detective, “So how can you… View Article

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on September 13, 2014 in World News

Mad Science: ‘Genetically Modified Micro Humans’

  Mad Science: ‘Genetically Modified Micro Humans’ to be ‘Farmed’ for Drug Testing by 2017 Developers of artificial micro-humans, or ‘mini GM humans,’ are hoping to release their technology on the market by 2017. No this isn’t a sci-fi joke. Scientists are developing artificial humans in the same vein as GM plants with the hope that these creations will replace the need for using animals in laboratory testing. Artificial humans will be ‘farmed’ with interacting organs that can be used in drug tests, speeding up the process of FDA and other government regulatory approvals, and supposedly without damaging rats or… View Article

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