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on May 4, 2014 in World News

‘Settled’ Science on Saturated Fats Revised

‘Settled’ Science on Saturated Fats Revised For decades, Americans have organized their diet in a way to minimize their intake of saturated fats like butter and red meat. Vegetable oils and carbohydrates became a bigger part of our diet, because, we were repeatedly told, animal fats led to heart disease. Today, however, we are learning that this advice was bogus. A recent landmark health study has concluded that there has never been a link between saturated fats and heart disease. The “settled science” on nutrition wasn’t quite so settled. Writing in Saturday’s Wall Street Journal, nutrition researcher Nina Teicholz unpacks… View Article

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on May 4, 2014 in World News

Approved Levels of Aspartame Distort Brain Function

FDA-Approved Levels of Aspartame Distort Brain Function, Kill Brain Cells As reported before, aspartame has been shown time and again in studies (the ones not commissioned by the industry) to be bad for you. Now yet another new study, this one published in the journal Redox Biology, has concluded what lots of other research over the past decades has repeatedly shown — aspartame, the popular sweetener in over 6,000 grocery store items, including everything from soup mixes to carbonated beverages to chewing gum — can essentially program your brain cells to kill themselves. Key study findings include: •Aspartame administration alters… View Article

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on May 2, 2014 in World News

Fighting income inequality: Obama-Biden vacation tab reaches $40 mn

      Fighting income inequality: Obama-Biden vacation tab reaches $40 mn A vacation tab racked up by President Obama and Vice President Biden has gotten pretty hefty – reaching $40 million, according to a taxpayer watchdog group. In a statement released by Judicial Watch, the group stated it had gotten its hands on documentation from the US Air Force, via Freedom of Information Act requests, that reveals the cost of flying Obama and Biden alone routinely exceeds hundreds of thousands of dollars per hour in the air. According to the Washington Examiner, which obtained the release, the president’s two… View Article

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on May 2, 2014 in World News

Empowered To Enter Your Property To Inspect Your Cars

    Federal Regulators Could Be Empowered To Enter Your Property To Inspect Your Cars President Barack Obama’s $302 billion transportation bill gives federal regulators the power to enter the premises of car dealerships to determine if their vehicles are in compliance with federal fuel-economy mandates. The Department of Transportation (DOT) could see its vehicle inspection authority expanded if Congress passes Obama’s Grow America Act. Currently, DOT officials are only allowed to inspect records and information from companies that must comply with federal fuel economy standards. But Obama’s bill would allow federal bureaucrats to enter the premises of car dealerships… View Article

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on May 2, 2014 in World News

Subways Drop Bacon and Ham from Menu to Comply with Halal

      Subways Drop Bacon and Ham from Menu to Comply with Halal Nearly 200 Subway restaurants across the United Kingdom no longer serve bacon or ham, and will instead serve only halal-prepared meat in an effort to “balance the values of many religious communities,” according to the Daily Mail. Some 185 participating locations will replace the pork products with turkey versions, and notify customers of their compliance with the Islamic practice of preparing meat with signs reading, “All meats are Halal.” A Subway spokeswoman told The Blaze that the menu option is part of an effort to “meet… View Article

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on May 2, 2014 in World News

Rogue Mexican Army troops crossing the line

Rogue Mexican Army troops crossing the line Has a unit of Mexican Army soldiers who patrol right on the Arizona border gone rogue? This small group has attacked U.S. citizens, and even challenged U.S. federal agents within the U.S. A News 4 Tucson investigation into the dangerous world of rogue soldiers in Mexico’s military. In January, soldiers from this lonely outpost of the Mexican Army drew their guns on U.S. Border Patrol agents just 50 yards into the United States. Then in March, they opened fire on Javier Jose Rodriguez, a young Tucson man visiting family in Sásabe when he… View Article

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on May 1, 2014 in World News

Donald Sterling’s remarks were bad, but what the NBA is doing is much worse

Donald Sterling’s remarks were bad, but what the NBA is doing is much worse Three years ago, I wrote in National Review: Let us accept for the sake of argument that racism is bad, that homophobia is bad, that Islamophobia is bad, that offensive utterances are bad, that mean-spirited thoughts are bad. So what? As bad as they are, the government’s criminalizing all of them and setting up an enforcement regime in the interests of micro-regulating us into compliance is a thousand times worse. . Likewise, as bad as Donald Sterling is, what the NBA is doing is a thousand… View Article

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on May 1, 2014 in World News

Western growth pulls away further from rest of Canada’s

Western growth pulls away further from rest of Canada’s regional breakdown of economic performance suggests Canada’s two economies drifted even further apart in 2013. Statistics Canada says in a new report issued Tuesday that improvement in economic output last year was heavily slanted toward resource-rich regions. The gap between the West and the rest was even more pronounced, said Bank of Montreal economist Robert Kavcic, widening to almost two full percentage points. Saskatchewan, which also benefited from a bump in the agriculture sector, posted a 4.8% surge in gross domestic product in 2013, while oil-rich Alberta realized a 3.9% growth… View Article

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on May 1, 2014 in World News

Cheap temporary foreign workers ‘slowly killing the industry’

Canadian helicopter pilots say cheap temporary foreign workers ‘slowly killing the industry’ Canadian helicopter pilots say they’re being denied jobs in favour of cheaper temporary foreign workers. “The saddest and most outrageous part is that this will slowly kill the industry,” Bill Wadsworth, a helicopter pilot in Mayne Island, B.C., with 25 years’ experience, said in an interview Wednesday. Mr. Wadsworth said he recently applied for several jobs at B.C. companies that he learned had subsequently sought temporary foreign workers. In each case, he was told there were no openings. He also said he frequently sees job postings for pilots… View Article

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