Category: Control, Inhibiting Self Determination,

Even as the death sentence of the Mumbai massacre’s lone living perpetrator was affirmed last week, murderous politicians show how medieval justice in India remains. By Dilip D’Souza.

Mumbai Massacre Perpetrator’s Sentence Affirmed Sep 3, 2012 4:45 AM EDT In Mumbai on August 29, activists of the Shiv Sena party distributed sweets. Which is what you usually do when there’s been a birth in the family, or a marriage, or some other good news. Elsewhere the […]

Security rules for Democratic National Convention cause concern: Banned: handbags, backpacks, soda cans, drink coolers, scarves, bike helmets, baby strollers, and non-service animals” within the hundred-square-block event zone

By Muriel Kane Sunday, September 2, 2012 20:19 EDT A new ordinance for “extraordinary events” put in place by the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, which is hosting the Democratic National Convention this week, have left attendees as well as protesters uncertain of what seemingly innocent possessions might […]

The era of cheap food may be over

By Larry Elliott, The Guardian Sunday, September 2, 2012 12:01 EDT The last decade saw the end of cheap oil, the magic growth ingredient for the global economy after the second world war. This summer’s increase in maize, wheat and soya bean prices – the third spike in […]

Keeping Your Site Alive

In Appreciation to our Friends at the EFF…Engineering Evil Denial of service (DoS) and distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are increasingly common phenomena, used by a variety of actors—from activists to governments—to temporarily or indefinitely prevent a site from functioning efficiently. Often, the attack saturates the target with server requests designed […]

Thalidomide – Lies, Greed, Fabricated Data, Brainwashed Doctors, Lazy Press, and Smugness of profits made on the horrific horrors inflicted on children

Still no shame for thalidomide cover-up Victims of the drug scandal have been offered an apology, but Harold Evans, who was in charge of the Sunday Times and broke the story, says there is still no proper recompens  Harold Evans guardian.co.uk,             Saturday 1 September 2012 16.58 EDT […]

One in a hundred children are ‘psychopathic’, warn researchers – and they say there is nothing parents can do to control them

Scientists say affected children lie, cheat,  manipulate and commit acts of remorseless cruelty Traditional punishments have no effect on  their behaviour By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED:11:49 EST, 30  August 2012| UPDATED:15:22 EST, 31 August 2012   Around 1 per cent of children could be  inherently psychopathic, with parents […]

Amazon tribe massacre alleged in Venezuela

Village of 80 people was firebombed from the air, say  activists, by illegal gold miners based in neighbouring Brazil Virginia Lopez in Caracas and agencie  guardian.co.uk,             Wednesday 29 August 2012 21.13 EDT A massacre has taken place of Yanomami people on the Venezuelan border, according to indigenous […]

Only about 33% of Lead Nurses use Evidence-Based Patient Care – ” the longer nurses had been working in health care, the less interested they were in learning more about evidence-based practice.”

Nurse Leader Resistance Perceived as a Barrier to High-Quality, Evidence-Based Patient Care COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new national survey of more than 1,000 registered nurses suggests that serious barriers – including resistance from nursing leaders – prevent nurses from implementing evidence-based practices that improve patient outcomes. When survey […]

Cannabis smoking ‘permanently lowers IQ’

Teenagers who regularly smoke cannabis are putting themselves at risk of permanently damaging their intelligence, according to a landmark study By Stephen Adams, Medical Correspondent Researchers found persistent users of the drug, who started smoking it at   school, had lower IQ scores as adults. They were also significantly […]

Precise and persistent cell sabotage

  Contact: Kevin Mayhood kevin.mayhood@case.edu 216-534-7183 Case Western Reserve University   Control of siRNA could aid regenerative medicine, cancer therapy Some of the body’s own genetic material, known as small interfering RNA (siRNA), can be packaged then unleashed as a precise and persistent technology to guide cell behavior, […]

Merging tissue and electronics

For Immediate Release:August 27, 2012 contact: Sarah McDonnell, MIT News Office email: s_mcd@mit.edu phone: 617-253-8923       New tissue scaffold could be used for drug development and implantable therapeutic devices. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — To control the three-dimensional shape of engineered tissue, researchers grow cells on tiny, sponge-like scaffolds. These […]

Turkish health workers condone wife beating

Domestic violence is an inherent problem in Turkey, and healthcare workers are doing little to combat the prevalence of wife beating, according to research published in the online open access journal, BMC Public Health. A survey of medical personnel reveals that a lack of training and a cultural […]

The case of Brandon Raub: Can the government detain you over Facebook posts? “Without a warrant or recitation of his Miranda rights, Raub was handcuffed and taken into custody” (U.S)

WASHINGTON, August 22, 2012 — Brandon J. Raub, a 26-year-old  pro-liberty activist, former U.S. Marine, and Virginia resident, was arrested  after authorities deemed his Facebook posts threatening. Citing an obscure statute allowing the involuntary detainment of a  citizen for psychiatric evaluation, the FBI, Secret Service, and local  authorities […]

Ausssie Man Jailed Over FaceBook Post

A central Victorian man who posted offensive personal comments about women on Facebook has been sentenced to four months in jail. David McRory, 22, of Bendigo pleaded guilty to using a carriage service to offend and publishing objectionable material online on Facebook. He and friend Joshua Turner, 22, […]

Politics and Prejudice – Insights from Psychological Science

PRESS RELEASE             August 20, 2012            For Immediate Release Contact:             Anna Mikulak             Association for Psychological Science             202.293.9300 amikulak@psychologicalscience.org Politics and Prejudice – Insights from Psychological Science      Tags: Personality/Social, Political Psychology, Prejudice, Social Groups New research from psychological science explores factors operating in political attitudes […]

eBay bans magic spells

eBay will ban sales of magic spells, potions, and curses as part of an effort to increase trust In a policy update it said sales of “advice, spells, curses, hexing, conjuring, magic services, prayers, blessings; Psychic, Tarot, Reiki, and other metaphysical readings & services; magic potions [and] healing […]