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Organic Family Dairies Being Crushed by Rogue Factory Farms



January 27th, 2010

Family farmers from around the country, who produce organic milk, are petitioning president Obama, and the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB), for the swift adoption of new strict rulemaking that will rein in the abuses of a handful of factory farms they claim are violating both the spirit and letter of the federal organic law.

 

Video: An Interview With Bruce Lipton


Written By Conscious Media Network
January 26th, 2010

Regina Merideth from Conscious media network Talks with Bruce Lipton, about his new book Spontaneous Evolution. If you have read Biology of belief or are familiar with Bruce's Work then you will thoroughly enjoy this interview.

 

Record Number of Young Americans Jobless


January 26th, 2010

The U.S. economic recession has taken a particularly heavy toll on young Americans, with a record one out five black men aged 20 to 24 neither working nor in school, according to research released on Tuesday. Teenagers have found it significantly harder to get a job since the recession began in late 2007, with black youths and young people from low-income families faring the worst, wrote Andrew Sum of Northeastern University in Boston, a employment researcher commissioned by the Chicago Urban League and the Alternative Schools Network.

 

Laws Ineffective In Curbing Cannabis Use: Experts


Written By Reuters
January 26th, 2010

Laws against cannabis have failed to cut its use around the world and have led to policies that are intrusive, socially divisive and expensive, according to an international group of drug policy experts. In a book published on Tuesday looking at cannabis policies, the experts said that, while the drug harmed some users, it had only a modest effect on society, where cocaine and alcohol were potentially more damaging.

 

Find of Huge Mayan Head Suggests Significant City


Written By Reuters
January 26th, 2010

Archeologists have discovered a huge Mayan sculptured head in Guatemala that suggests a little-known site in the jungle-covered Peten region may once have been a significant city. The stucco sculpture, which is 10 feet wide and 11.5 feet tall, was buried for centuries at the Chilonche ruins, close to the border with Belize.

 

Obama Wants $14.2 Billion More to Train Afghan Forces


Written By Reuters
January 26th, 2010

President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress for another $14.2 billion to train Afghanistan's army and police over the next two years, a move a key lawmaker welcomed on Monday as part of a long-term U.S. commitment to that country's military. The proposed amount -- more than double the $6.6 billion already allocated for Afghan security forces this year -- emerged in draft Pentagon budget documents for the rest of this year and fiscal 2011. The sum was first reported by Congress Daily.

 

Even Medical Students Want Conventional Medicine to Include Alternative Therapies


Written By S. L. Baker, Natural News
January 26th, 2010

Are up-and-coming young doctors going to practice the same kind of mainstream medicine as their predecessors? Will the next generation of docs turn up their noses at alternative therapies such as acupuncture, yoga, herbs and vitamins -- just like the majority of the current crop of docs? In what may come as a surprise to many mainstream physicians, the answer to those questions may be a resounding "no".

 

We Are In A Depression, Not A Recovery


Written By Bob Chapman, International Forcaster
January 26th, 2010

Accept that we are now in a depression, Stock Markets still grossly overvalued, poverty rates increase across midwest, a lots opportunity to regulate the banks,Goldman Sachs reports record profits and still bonusing employees richly, mainstream America goes on a financial diet, suburbs now home to American poor.

 

The Supreme Court Just Handed Anyone, Including bin Laden or the Chinese Govt., Control of Our Democracy


Written By Greg Palast, AlterNet
January 25th, 2010

In Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations should be treated the same as "natural persons", i.e. humans. Well, in that case, expect the Supreme Court to next rule that Wal-Mart can run for President.


The ruling, which junks federal laws that now bar corporations from stuffing campaign coffers, will not, as progressives fear, cause an avalanche of corporate cash into politics. Sadly, that's already happened: we have been snowed under by tens of millions of dollars given through corporate PACs and "bundling" of individual contributions from corporate pay-rollers.



 

What a Maze-Solving Oil drop tells Us of Intelligence


Written By Colin Barras, www.newscientist.com
January 25th, 2010

DYED pink and doped with acid, the small, inanimate drop of oil is deposited at the entrance to the maze - and immediately sets off towards the exit. A few minutes later, it emerges at the other end.


No one would equate this apparently astonishing problem-solving with intelligence. But new theories on human intelligence and the brain suggest the simple molecular processes governing the oil droplet's apparently smart behaviour may be fundamentally similar to those that govern how we act.


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