Cartoon: Social Classes

Credit: Eneko [Translations: Social Classes]

Credit: Eneko
[Translations: Social Classes]

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Fathers Biologically Attuned to Their Children When Sleeping Nearby, Research Reveals

Originally posted 2012-09-09 08:47:39. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

sciencedaily.com

Mothers aren’t the only ones who are biologically adapted to respond to children. New research from the University of Notre Dame shows that dads who sleep near their children experience a drop in testosterone. Previous research from humans and other species suggests this decrease might make men more responsive to their children’s needs and help them focus on the demands of parenthood.

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Gates to U.N.: World must help poor farmers more

Originally posted 2012-02-24 03:26:37. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

USA Today

ROME (AP) – Bill Gates pressed U.N. food agencies on Thursday to become more efficient in helping poor farmers and to set up a kind of accountability “report card” system for countries receiving aid, as he announced nearly $200 million in grants from his foundation.

The Microsoft founder brought his campaign to fight poverty and hunger in Africa and Asia to a forum of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), one of three Rome-based U.N. food agencies.

He called on the trio of agencies to improve coordination among themselves and to insist that the countries receiving food aid, agriculture technology, know-how and other assistance show what they have accomplished with periodic reports he likened to “report cards” or “score cards.”

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Infographic: Stress less

Originally posted 2013-04-13 10:59:32. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Halftime in America: OFFICIAL Chrysler Super Bowl 2012 Commercial

Originally posted 2012-02-22 17:51:57. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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It’s Halftime in America. And our second half is about to begin. All that matters now is looking ahead and finding a way forward.

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Kosovo: Can You Imagine? | Boris Malagurski (2009)

Originally posted 2011-09-25 14:55:10. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Kosovo: Can You Imagine? is a documentary film by Canadian filmmaker Boris Malagurski, about the Serbs that live in Kosovo and the lack of human rights that they have today, in the 21st century. TO BUY THE DVD: http://www.kosovo-film.com/buy

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AN innovative UK government unit aimed at changing people’s behaviour for the better is exporting its expertise to Australia

Originally posted 2012-10-25 11:47:46. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

AAP
news.com.au

Officials from the “nudge unit”, a world leader in behavioural change tactics, will work with the NSW government across a range of policy areas.

The Cabinet Office unit comes up with ideas to “nudge” people into action rather than relying on government intervention.

It has helped the UK courts service increase the number of fine payments by sending personalised text message prompts, reducing the number of bailiff interventions by 150,000 and generating about STG30 million ($A46.75 million) in annual savings.

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Cartoon: End of bipartism

Credit: Eneko [Translation: The end of Bipartism]

Credit: Eneko
[Translation: End of Bipartism]

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Infographic: 10 tips to better sleep

Originally posted 2014-07-31 17:45:20. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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War by media and the triumph of propaganda

John Pilger | johnpilger.com

Why has so much journalism succumbed to propaganda? Why are censorship and distortion standard practice? Why is the BBC so often a mouthpiece of rapacious power? Why do the New York Times and the Washington Post deceive their readers?

Why are young journalists not taught to understand media agendas and to challenge the high claims and low purpose of fake objectivity? And why are they not taught that the essence of so much of what’s called the mainstream media is not information, but power?

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Cartoon: Genetically modified christmas trees

Originally posted 2012-09-22 14:16:53. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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IMF, World Bank eye global carbon tax on fuels

Originally posted 2011-09-24 18:56:09. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Source: SMH

The World Bank and IMF are proposing global carbon taxes on aviation and ship fuels in developed economies – including Australia –  to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions, according to a draft proposal seen by AFP on Friday.

The proposal suggests an international charge on aviation and maritime bunker fuels of $US25 per ton of CO2, which it said would “reduce CO2 emissions from each sector by around five to 10 per cent”.

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The ‘experts’ who break up families: The terrifying story of the prospective MP branded an unfit mother by experts who’d never met her – a nightmare shared by many other families

Originally posted 2012-03-30 14:27:07. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Sue Reid
Daily Mail

A little over a year ago, Lucy Allan led what most people would regard as an eminently respectable life.

The middle-class mother, a Tory councillor, was happily married to her stockbroker husband, Robin, and doted on their ten-year-old son, who loved going to school and was a passionate cricketer.

Indeed, such was Mrs Allan’s standing in the community that this accountant and former investment banker was on David Cameron’s A-list of potential MPs and a prospective Conservative candidate at the last election.

She devoted her spare time to her council duties. Twice a month, she sat on the local fostering panel, which oversaw the removal of children from their parents and placed them with new families.

It was heart-rending work, as she recalls. ‘At each fostering meeting we were presented with horrifying cases of abusive parents, almost always depicted as “substance abusers”, mentally unstable or “unable to put the needs of their children over their own needs”.

‘Often, this portrayal was supported by an expert report from a psychiatrist, psychologist or medical doctor,’ says Lucy.

‘It never occured to me, or any member of the panel, that the information we were presented with might be a distorted, twisted fiction — or that the reports were anything other than independent.’

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Alan Jones: Climate Change and The U.N

Originally posted 2012-12-10 19:54:22. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Alan Jones | 2GB

Alan Jones talks to Professor Bob Carter about Climate Change and The U.N

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“Children’s Advocates” in Scotland Want to Allow Doctors to Euthanize Children

Dave Andrusko | LifeNews.com

In June NRL News Today ran a story about what can only be described as a bizarre recommendation. A coalition of what are called children’s charities in Scotland actually recommended that the age of consent to ask for assisted suicide—16—was too high.

Submitted under the collective name “Together,” groups that are ostensibly advocates for children are attempting to piggyback on a proposed assisted suicide. The rationale of Save The Children, Barnardo’s, and Children 1st, among others?

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Quote: Zizek on the language of unfreedom

Originally posted 2013-09-14 02:24:52. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Lexis: Karoshi

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Who controls the money? An unelected, unaccountable Central Bank of the World

Originally posted 2013-02-20 12:54:42. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Michael Snyder | presstv.ir

An immensely powerful international organization that most people have never even heard of secretly controls the money supply of the entire globe.  It is called the Bank for International Settlements, and it is the central bank of central banks.  It is located in Basel, Switzerland, but it also has branches in Hong Kong and Mexico City.  It is essentially an unelected, unaccountable central bank of the world that has complete immunity from taxation and from national laws.  Even Wikipedia admits that “it is not accountable to any single national government.“  The Bank for International Settlements was used to launder money for the Nazis during World War II, but these days the main purpose of the BIS is to guide and direct the centrally-planned global financial system.  Today, 58 global central banks belong to the BIS, and it has far more power over how the U.S. economy (or any other economy for that matter) will perform over the course of the next year than any politician does.  Every two months, the central bankers of the world gather in Basel for another “Global Economy Meeting”.  During those meetings, decisions are made which affect every man, woman and child on the planet, and yet none of us have any say in what goes on.  The Bank for International Settlements is an organization that was founded by the global elite and it operates for the benefit of the global elite, and it is intended to be one of the key cornerstones of the emerging one world economic system.  It is imperative that we get people educated about what this organization is and where it plans to take the global economy.

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Leading doctor: Should NHS spend millions keeping alive terminally ill patients for few weeks?

Originally posted 2011-06-29 13:59:59. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Source: Daily Record

A LEADING doctor has questioned whether the cash-strapped NHS should continue to spend a fortune keeping terminally ill patients alive.

Dr Brian Keighley, chairman of the British Medical Association Scotland, said tens of thousands of pounds are spent on drugs to extend some cancer victims’ lives by just weeks or months.

He added: “We have to make a decision on some of the oncological treatments that have limited outcomes, remembering that 80 per cent of money is spent in the last three years of life.

“They must be looked at critically. We have to keep development and innovation and keep pressing the boundaries against the ravages of terminal illness.

“But, at the same time, we have to have some evidence base as to how appropriate it is to spend many thousands of pounds to prolong life for a matter of weeks or months.

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The World According to Lance – key players

Originally posted 2012-10-25 08:15:51. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Four Corners
abc.net.au

The United States Anti Doping Agency (USADA) has found that Lance Armstrong, seven-time winner of the Tour de France, was using performance enhancing drugs throughout his racing career, and that he formed part of an organised conspiracy by the US Postal Service Team to conceal their ‘doping’ from the authorities.

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