Monday, May 27, 2013
President added: “Unless we discipline our thinking and our actions, we may be drawn into more wars we don’t need to fight, or continue to grant presidents unbound powers more suited for traditional armed conflicts between nation states.”
As frustratingly late as it was — much of what Mr. Obama said should have been said years ago — there is no underestimating the importance of that statement.
Mr. Obama and his predecessor, President George W. Bush, used the state of war that began with the authorization to invade Afghanistan and go after Al Qaeda and others who planned /rem: not executed/ the Sept. 11 attacks to justify extraordinary acts like indefinite detention without charges and the targeted killing of terrorist suspects. /warrantless wiretap/
President Obama Vows to End the Perpetual War - NYTimes.com
While there are some, particularly the more hawkish Congressional Republicans, who say this war should essentially last forever, Mr. Obama told the world that the United States must return to a state in which counterterrorism is handled, as it always was before 2001
“I will not sign laws designed to expand this mandate further.”
Saturday, May 25, 2013
March Against Monsanto, against gmo food, for mandatory labeling. March in 52 countries, 436 cities.
NY Pols Reach Across The Aisle To Push GMO Labeling Bill � CBS New York
two bills were introduced in the New York Legislature to mandate that genetically modified food be labeled.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Is a world war the only solution?
"phony" economy that is "completely dependent on the ability to borrow more money that we can't pay back."
US at the brink of a devastating economic crash that will cause catastrophic losses and impoverish millions.
Yet Washington is engaged in a massive "campaign" to make Americans believe the economy is in recovery.
Unemployment will skyrocket, credit will dry up, and worse, the dollar will collapse completely, "wiping out all savings and sending consumer prices into the stratosphere."
Monday, May 13, 2013
Arctic Ocean may become a frigid slush of fresh and saltwater in the summer within three to five years, according to a White House estimate
Melting Ice Opens Fight Over Sea Routes for Arctic Debate - Bloomberg
arctic Ocean is body of water roughly the size of Russia.
The countries that make up the Arctic Council -- Russia, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, the U.S. and Canada
Observers: China, Europe
Less ice also may mean easier access to oil and gas under the Arctic Ocean floor, resources the U.S. Geological Survey estimates may be 30 percent of the world’s undiscovered natural gas reserves and 13 percent of its undiscovered oil.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Regrow Bones, from fat, outside of body. Completely with own blood vessels, Once planted, will grow own bone marrow.
Israel's Medical Startups Can Regrow Bones, But Can They Do So With Money?
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Known carcinogens— like formaldehyde—are used as preservatives in everything from suntan oil to makeup
European Union bans nearly 1,400 chemicals from personal care products because they are carcinogenic, mutagenic, or toxic to reproduction.
But in the United States, the Food and Drug Administration entrusts safety regulation of cosmetics to a private entity that is housed and funded by the industry’s trade association.
To date, this entity has found only 11 chemicals to be “unsafe for use in cosmetics.”
The FDA has no oversight of cosmetics products before they come on the market and, unlike the EU, leaves it to the cosmetics industry to determine which ingredients should be banned.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
"One of the greatest public health challenges of our time is reducing the epidemic levels of gun violence that plague our nation. Every day, 33 Americans are murdered with firearms.