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on April 25, 2015 in World News

Biotech front group’s smear campaign against Doctor Oz spectacularly backfires

Biotech front group’s smear campaign against Doctor Oz spectacularly backfires as he publicly outs the felons and frauds behind it The contrived attacks on Doctor Oz backfired in spectacular fashion today as he took to the air to expose the convicted felons, frauds and hucksters — all doctors operating as corporate front men — who tried to silence him. To confront the vicious attempts at defamation and slander against him, Doctor Oz invited celebrated integrative medicine expert Dr. Joel Fuhrman to appear on his show. (For background, Dr. Fuhrman earns a big thumbs up from Natural News for his passionate… View Article

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on April 25, 2015 in World News

Arizona sheriff’s re-election chances called into question

By JACQUES BILLEAUD and RYAN VAN VELZER Arizona sheriff’s re-election chances called into question Sheriff Joe Arpaio has remained politically invincible in his 22 years in office in Arizona, despite federal investigations and a history of legal woes that have cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars. But his latest entanglement in the courts is his toughest test yet after he acknowledged to a judge presiding over his racial-profiling case that his office was behind a secret investigation into the judge’s wife. The disclosure came as Arpaio testified in a contempt of court hearing convened after he admitted disobeying the… View Article

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on April 25, 2015 in World News

Climate Activists in Meltdown as ‘Sceptic’ Gets Australian Government Funding

Climate Activists in Meltdown as ‘Sceptic’ Gets Australian Government Funding Climate change activists have reacted hysterically to news that a think tank run by “sceptical environmentalist” Bjorn Lomborg is to be given state funding by Australia. (h/t Bishop Hill) Earlier this month the Australian government announced the awarding of a $4 million grant to the University of Western Australia’s (UWA) business school for the establishment of the Australia Consensus Centre, in partnership with Lomborg’s Copenhagen Consensus Centre. According to the UWA, the program will aim to “identify the key challenges facing Australia and the world”, and advise the government on… View Article

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on April 25, 2015 in World News

Over 200,000 Apply to Join New Libertarian ‘Nation-State’

Over 200,000 Apply to Join New Libertarian ‘Nation-State’ “Live and let live” – that’s the motto of Liberland, a new country established by Czech libertarians in a 2.7-mile patch of unclaimed territory between Serbia and Croatia. Originally created as a publicity stunt, an enormous swell of interest in the proposed nation-state has led its founders to get serious. With almost 250,000 applications for citizenship from all over the world, it seems “live and let live” is a popular idea. The state of Liberland was proclaimed on April 13th by acting President Vit Jedlicka and two fellow Czech libertarians. The date… View Article

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on April 25, 2015 in World News

Migrant Baby Boom Costs 80,000 Children School Places

Migrant Baby Boom Costs 80,000 Children School Places Parents are being told they can’t send their children to the same schools as their siblings because of a migrant baby boom caused by uncontrolled EU migration. Estimates suggest that around 80,000 children were not given places at their parents’ first choice of schools, and 20,000 did not get a place at any of their preferences, the Daily Mail reports. The blame is being lain at the foot of a baby boom by predominantly Eastern European migrants who have settled in the UK since the borders were opened by the Labour government… View Article

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on April 25, 2015 in World News

Oregon Sheriff: If Expanded Background Checks Pass, I Won’t Enforce Them

Oregon Sheriff: If Expanded Background Checks Pass, I Won’t Enforce Them Oregon’s Josephine County Sheriff David Daniel says the background checks contained in Senate Bill 941 are “unenforceable,” and he will not bother enforcing them, even if the legislature passes them. According to the Herald and News, Daniel said: “I can’t enforce that law, so therefore it won’t be enforced. It doesn’t fit on my scale of priorities.” Moreover, Daniel explained that the background check bill—should it become law—”does not seem in line with the [Josephine] County Charter.” The bill is structured in way that treats first offenses as misdemeanors…. View Article

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on April 25, 2015 in World News

Hillary May Not Mention Her Support Of Gun Control Until After The Election

Hillary May Not Mention Her Support Of Gun Control Until After The Election On April 24, The Hill ran a column explaining that Hillary Clinton may not outline her strong support for more gun control until the presidential election is over. In other words, Hillary may not mention her support for expanded background checks, an “assault weapons” ban, and a gun registry, on the campaign trail, but these things will become paramount if she is able to win because gun control groups are counting on her to finish the job Obama left undone. According to The Hill, mentioning gun control… View Article

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on April 24, 2015 in World News

Argentina Opens New Chapter in Relations with Russia

Argentina Opens New Chapter in Relations with Russia Recent series of multi-billion dollar deals significantly strengthens ties between the two nations Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s historic visit to Moscow led to multi-billion-dollar energy deals as well as mutual support for foreign policy regarding Malvinas (Falklands) Islands and Ukraine. “The visit is important because it strengthens already existing ties between Russia and Argentina. Ties which already have a certain history,” Hugo Alberto Dragonetti, a representative of the Argentine government for infrastructural projects told Sputnik. The visit is also a challenge to the United States, which has long treated Latin… View Article

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on April 24, 2015 in World News

Is Hillary Clinton a Neocon-Lite?

Is Hillary Clinton a Neocon-Lite? From the Archive: As Democrats line up behind Hillary Clinton as their presumptive 2016 presidential nominee, many are whistling past the graveyard of her disastrous record on foreign interventions, judgments that raise doubts about her fitness for the job, as Robert Parry observed in 2014. By Robert Parry (Originally published on Feb. 10, 2014, with some updates.) Most Democratic power-brokers appear settled on Hillary Clinton as their choice for President in 2016 – and she holds lopsided leads over potential party rivals in early opinion polls – but there are some warning flags flying, paradoxically, hoisted by… View Article

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on April 24, 2015 in World News

Lancet medical journal under attack for ‘extremist hate propaganda’

Lancet medical journal under attack for ‘extremist hate propaganda’ over its coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict One of the world’s oldest and most venerable medical journals is under attack from an international group of more than 500 doctors over its coverage of the humanitarian disaster caused by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Lancet and its editor, Richard Horton, have been targeted over what the group claims is the “grossly irresponsible misuse of [the journal] for political purposes”. The controversy was sparked by an article deemed to be critical of Israel’s conduct in Gaza. The protesting doctors, including five Nobel laureates as… View Article

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