Monday, October 28, 2013

WHO reports millions of TB/MDR-TB patients missed by health care system | Vaccine News Daily

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Friday, October 25, 2013

resistkxl:Native Women: Leading the Fight Against the Tar...

resistkxl:Native Women: Leading the Fight Against the Tar...:
Faith Spotted Eagle

Crystal Lameman

Debra White Plume

Winona LaDuke

Casey Camp

Tantoo Cardinal

Native Women: Leading the Fight Against the Tar Sands 
Faith Spotted Eagle, Ihanktonwan Dakota Signatory to the Treaty to Protect the Sacred. Testified at public hearing in Nebraska against Keystone XL.
Crystal Lameman, Beaver Lake Cree Grassroots activist, organizing in Alberta against tar sands devastation on her nation’s territory. In 2012, she was a delegate to the UN Rio+20 Summit.
Debra White Plume, Oglala Lakota Organizer with Moccasins on the Ground, which trains Native people an allies in direct action tactics in anticipation of the approval of Keystone XL North
Winona LaDuke, Anishinaabeg One of the founders of the Indigenous Women’s Network, founder of Honor the Earth. Longtime indigenous activist, LaDuke is (at the time of writing) riding across the length of Enbridge’s pipelines in Minnesota to raise awareness.
Casey Camp-Horineck, Ponca Actress and activist, Camp-Horineck provided important support and guidance to Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance in their work stopping construction of KXL south
Tantoo Cardinal, Metis/Cree Born in Ft McMurray, Cardinal was arrested outside the White House at the massive 2011 sit-in against the Keystone XL pipeline. She has continued to organize against Keystone XL. 
**This in no way encompasses all the accomplishments of these women.**

Pesticide illness triggers anti-Monsanto protest in Argentina | Environment | DW.DE | 25.10.2013

Pesticide illness triggers anti-Monsanto protest in Argentina | Environment | DW.DE | 25.10.2013

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Dolphins slaughtered for shark bait

Massive Slaughter of Dolphins for Shark Bait in Peru Causes International Outrage (via World-Wire)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LIMA, Peru, October 21, 2013 –/WORLD-WIRE/– The government of Peru is considering measures to halt the massive slaughter of dolphins exposed this week by conservation organizations Mundo Azul and BlueVoice. Marine conservation…

Chopin-Godowsky - Study in D-flat major after Op. 10 No. 3

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Oarfish Mystery: Why Are They Washing Ashore?: LAist

Oarfish Mystery: Why Are They Washing Ashore?: LAist
According to traditional Japanese lore, the Daily Telegraph wrote in 2010, the fish rise to the surface and beach themselves to warn of an impending quake.
Shortly before the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, about 20 oarfish stranded themselves on Japanese beaches, suggesting the fish could possibly have known that the temblor was coming, Mark Benfield, a researcher at Louisiana State University who's remotely videotaped the mysterious creature, he told Live Science earlier this year. Or of course, as he added, it could just be a coincidence.
However, Japanese folkore has long connected the two. "In ancient times Japanese people believed that fish warned of coming earthquakes, particularly catfish," Hiroshi Tajihi, deputy director of the Kobe Earthquake Centre, told the Daily Telegraph. He dismissed the connection as "older superstitions," saying, "there is no scientific relationship between these sightings and an earthquake."
Earlier this year, sea lions were beaching themselves in record numbers along California beaches, which experts speculated might be due to a lack of food fish.
A rare 15-foot Stejneger's beaked whale washed ashore in Venice Beach on October 15, but no one knows whether that's related to the oarfish strandings.
So, either we're all doomed or it's just been a banner week for weird fish photo ops.

The Carpenters -- The End Of The World

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

VA chief: Shutdown could hit millions of vets - Wire Election News - The Sacramento Bee

VA chief: Shutdown could hit millions of vets - Wire Election News - The Sacramento Bee
About 3.8 million veterans will not receive disability compensation next month if the partial government shutdown continues into late October, Veterans AffairsSecretary Eric Shinseki told lawmakers Wednesday. Some 315,000 veterans and 202,000 surviving spouses and dependents will see pension payments stopped.
Shinseki spelled out some of the dire consequences of a longer-term shutdown in testimony before the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. The short-term consequences have meant that disability claims production has slowed by an average of about 1,400 per day since the shutdown began Oct. 1, and that has stalled the department's efforts to reduce the backlog of disability claims pending for longer than 125 days.

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