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Human corpses harvested in multimillion-dollar trade

Willson et al. theage.com.au A grisly trade in human body parts leaves relatives grieving and some recipients at risk of life-threatening disease. On February 24, Ukrainian authorities made an alarming discovery: bones and other human tissues crammed into coolers in … Continue reading

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Exploding Watermelons, Latest Food Scandal in China

NTD TV Chinese consumers have been hit by yet another food safety scandal. This time, it’s exploding watermelons. Farmers in eastern Jiangsu province say they used a chemical to make the watermelons grow faster, so they could make more money. … Continue reading

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Teen Dystopia is the Latest Craze

Kevin Drum Mother Jones A couple of days ago Marian brought home a copy of The Hunger Games, so I read it. For someone steeped in a lifetime of science fiction, it didn’t really strike me as anything special. Man, … Continue reading

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The politics of treason

Michael Pascoe Sydney Morning Herald The absolute minimum requirement for becoming a member of parliament should be a willingness to put the interests of the nation ahead of self. And on that basis, the Labor, Liberal and National Party members … Continue reading

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Gran is fined £75 for littering… after a thread of cotton fell off her glove

Richard Smith Mirror A grandmother was fined for littering – after a cotton thread fell off one of her gloves in a shopping street. Valerie George, 71, was stunned when a council environment officer marched up to her and gave … Continue reading

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ACA: Parking fine fury

Source: ACA Motorist Lindsay Walters is fuming. He was issued a $50 parking fine, not because he didn’t buy a parking ticket or overstayed his welcome, but because the ticket he did buy wasn’t touching his dashboard. Watch the Video: … Continue reading

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Merck—Too Big to Prosecute?

Source: ANH There is a surprising reason why the government won’t go after drug companies for serious crimes.   It is because government programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and the Veterans Administration would then be barred from doing business with them! … Continue reading

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Judge rejects SEC deal with ‘recidivist’ Citigroup, calls fine ‘pocket change’

Source: CS Monitor A federal judge in New York refused on Monday to endorse a $285 million consent agreement with the SEC that would have allowed Citigroup Global Markets, Inc., to avoid any admission of wrongdoing in a deceptive securities … Continue reading

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The tax whose name shall not be spoken

Source: JoNova Blitzed in the polls, the Australian Labor Party have picked the communist solution — straight from the Soviet rule book of Free Speech.  Goskomizdat revived as a kind of Goskoshopfront. It’s more desperate and simplistic band-aid legislation to … Continue reading

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Honey: The ‘bee penicillin’ that could even beat MRSA

Source: Daily Mail It is often hailed as a natural, healthy sweetener – but in most cases, honey bought from supermarkets today is simply sugar syrup with no nutritional value at all. To reap the true benefits of what was … Continue reading

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