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Does Aspartame Cause Pre-Term Babies? Some EU Politicos Think So

Melanie Warner BNET The European Parliament has ignited a contentious new battle in the festering controversy over the safety of the artificial sweetener aspartame (also known as NutraSweet). Euro lawmakers have proposed a warning label for diet soda and other … Continue reading

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Sum of the parts? How our brains see men as people and women as body parts

Sarah Gervais EurekAlert Study finds that both genders process images of men, women differently. When casting our eyes upon an object, our brains either perceive it in its entirety or as a collection of its parts. Consider, for instance, photo … Continue reading

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NEW EU PLOT TO TAX OUR FOOD

Source: Guardian THE threat of a double tax raid on millions of Britons by the European Union caused uproar last night. Business leaders condemned moves by Brussels to seize control of VAT on thousands of everyday items. It could send … Continue reading

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Euro Crisis Breakthrough Breakdown – Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage Europarl European Parliament, Strasbourg, 3 July 2012. For Transcript

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Is it time to consider locking up bankers?

Daniel Knowles The Telegraph Two hundred and ninety million pounds – that’s how much Barclays has been fined for attempting to manipulate the Libor interest rate. That’s not much less than the estimated £300m cost of last year’s riots in … Continue reading

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Brussels plans European banking union from 2013

BBC News A single regulator to oversee banks across all 27 European Union states could be in place as early as 2013 according to the European Commission. A controversial new bank bailout fund financed by a tax on financial institutions … Continue reading

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Christine Lagarde’s fairytale world

Manuel Barcia Blogs Independent A few days ago the Head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, had the audacity to suggest that instead of resisting the neo-liberal austerity measures prescribed by her organization, in agreement with the EU … Continue reading

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EU opens legal action against Hungary over new laws

Source: BBC News The European Commission – the EU’s executive arm – has opened legal proceedings against Hungary over reforms to its central bank, data protection and judiciary. PM Viktor Orban was given a month to respond to the Commission’s … Continue reading

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Farage: We face the prospect of mass civil unrest, even revolution

EuroParl European Parliament, Brussels, 9 May 2012, Speaker: Nigel Farage MEP, Leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), Co-President of the ‘Europe of Freedom and Democracy’ (EFD) Group in the European Parliament.

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Should eugenics become a “fundamental human right”?

Michael Cook BioEdge Should termination of Down syndrome foetuses be regarded as a fundamental human right? This is an issue which the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is currently pondering. In the case of Kr?zmane vs. Latvia, the mother of … Continue reading

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