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  • Rise in violence 'linked to climate change'

    08/01/2013 6:13:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8/1/13 | Rebecca Morelle
    Shifts in climate are strongly linked to increases in violence around the world, a study suggests. US scientists found that even small changes in temperature or rainfall correlated with a rise in assaults, rapes and murders, as well as group conflicts and war. The team says with the current projected levels of climate change, the world is likely to become a more violent place. The study is published in Science. Marshall Burke, from the University of California, Berkeley, said: "This is a relationship we observe across time and across all major continents around the world. The relationship we find between...
  • Five-Hour Energy Linked to Heart Attacks, 'Spontaneous Abortion'

    11/15/2012 9:23:27 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 75 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/14/12 | Adam Clark Estes | The Atlantic Wire
    You know those little vials of who-knows-what that TV bills as a healthier alternative to energy drinks. Turns out they might make you die. Or to be more specific, the flavored energy shot "has been mentioned in some 90 filings with the F.D.A., including more than 30 that involved serious or life-threatening injuries like heart attacks, convulsions and, in one case, a spontaneous abortion," according to a New York Times investigation. ... Don't worry, 5-Hour Energy fans, Monster Energy drink is a culprit, too. Following a review of FDA records, The Times found that 5-Hour Energy was implicated in at...
  • US seizes $150m 'linked to Hezbollah money-laundering'

    08/20/2012 7:37:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8/20/12 | BBC
    The US authorities say they have seized $150m (£95m) from a bank allegedly linked to a money-laundering scheme of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. Last year, US officials accused the Lebanese Canadian Bank (LCB) of helping the group launder profits from drug trafficking and other crimes. The funds were allegedly used to ship cars from the US to West Africa, with the proceeds smuggled back to Lebanon. The US classifies Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation. "As we alleged last year, the Lebanese Canadian Bank played a key role in facilitating money laundering for Hezbollah-controlled organisations across the globe," the head...
  • The fire on USS Miami (SSN-755) has been linked to a vacuum cleaner

    06/06/2012 3:20:37 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 57 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 6 2012 | Ros Krasny
    (Reuters) - A fire that caused an estimated $400 million in damage to a U.S. Navy nuclear-powered submarine docked in Maine may have been caused by a vacuum cleaner, authorities said on Wednesday. The fire in the forward compartment - which includes crew living, command and control spaces and the torpedo room - of the USS Miami on May 23 took about 12 hours to extinguish and injured seven firefighters. "Preliminary findings indicate the fire started in a vacuum cleaner used to clean work sites at end of shift, and stored in an unoccupied space," the shipyard's public affairs office...
  • Outrage! Author of 'stimulus' linked to companies it helped

    12/14/2011 6:33:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    wnd ^ | 12/14/11 | Aaron Klein
    An adviser to Barack Obama who played a key role in developing the energy provisions of the so-called stimulus bill has served on the boards of several companies that recently received government funds, including hundreds of millions in "stimulus" money. TJ Glauthier served on Obama's 2008 White House Transition Team. He is widely credited with helping to craft the energy provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, also known as the "stimulus." In addition to serving on the boards of major energy companies, Glauthier previously held two presidential appointments during the Clinton administration. He was the Energy...
  • Rush ballot in Israel's Likud linked to U.S. outlook

    12/05/2011 6:25:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    reuters ^ | 12/5/11 | Dan Williams
    (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Monday for a snap leadership vote in his Likud party, a contest he is expected to win and which could pave the way for an early national election in Israel. Some commentators said Netanyahu was quietly preparing for the possibility that President Barack Obama, with whom he has had a testy relationship, will win a second and final term in November, a year before Israel's currently scheduled ballot. Freed of campaigning interests if he wins, the Democratic president could redouble pressure on the rightist premier to accommodate the Palestinians in peacemaking, deepening...
  • Obama fundraiser linked to loan program that aided Solyndra

    09/16/2011 10:15:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 9/16/11 | Matea Gold and Stuart Pfeifer, Los Angeles Times
    The White House faced mounting political complications as a second top fundraiser for President Obama was linked to a federal loan guarantee program that backed a now-bankrupt Silicon Valley solar energy company, and as two California lawmakers called for investigations of a state tax break granted to the firm. Steve Spinner, who helped monitor the Energy Department's issuance of $25 billion in government loan guarantees to renewable energy projects, was one of Obama's top fundraisers in 2008 and is raising money for the president's 2012 reelection campaign. Spinner .. was recused from the decision to grant a $535-million loan guarantee...
  • Norway explosion, shooting believed to be linked

    07/22/2011 12:00:01 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    kabc ^ | Friday, July 22, 2011 | Jovana Lara
    At least seven people were killed in a powerful bomb blast that ripped apart government buildings in Norway's capital. Shortly after the blast, a gunman opened fire at a youth camp outside Oslo. Police suspect the attacks are linked. The bombing is the deadliest in Oslo since World War II. It tore open several buildings, including the prime minister's office. Prime Minister Yens Stoltenburg was not hurt. U.S. government sources told ABC News there may have been multiple explosions and at least one of them was the result of a massive vehicle bomb. Windows were shattered at the 20-floor high-rise...
  • Flooding of ancient Salton Sea linked to San Andreas earthquakes

    06/27/2011 8:31:32 PM PDT · by decimon · 20 replies
    University of California - San Diego ^ | June 26, 2011 | Unknown
    Study finds that faults beneath the Salton Sea ruptured during Colorado River floods and may have triggered large earthquakes on the southern San Andreas FaultSouthern California's Salton Sea, once a large natural lake fed by the Colorado River, may play an important role in the earthquake cycle of the southern San Andreas Fault and may have triggered large earthquakes in the past. Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the University of Nevada, Reno, discovered new faults in the Salton Sea near the southern end of the San Andreas Fault. By examining...
  • Hurricane formation linked to sea color: study

    08/15/2010 2:12:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 8/15/10 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – A change in the color of the ocean could dramatically impact the number and intensity of hurricanes, according to US researchers. A team of researchers with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ran computer simulations of such a change in the North Pacific, a region that accounts for more than half the world's hurricane-force winds. The main factor is the green tint ocean water takes when there are large concentrations of chlorophyll, a pigment that helps tiny organisms known as phytoplankton convert sunlight into food for the rest of the marine ecosystem. "We think of the oceans...
  • 2 Canadians linked to Detroit imam granted bail

    11/07/2009 8:59:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies · 243+ views
    seattlepi.com ^ | 11/7/09 | ap
    WINDSOR, Ontario -- A judge on Friday granted bail for two Canadian men who face extradition to the U.S. on charges linked to the slain leader of a radical Detroit-area Islamic group. Mohammad Al-Sahli, 33, was granted bail of 300,000 Canadian dollars ($280,000), while Yassir Ali Khan, 30, was granted bail of CA$260,000 ($242,000). The men were also placed under partial house arrest and must report weekly to police.
  • CAIR linked to FBI shootout

    10/30/2009 4:57:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 680+ views
    WND ^ | 10/30/09 | Art Moore
    Gave thousands to cop-killing leader of violent sect intent on Islamizing U.S. Already under increased scrutiny after revelations in a new book, the Council on American-Islamic Relations now is defending itself against documented links to a federal case that drew national attention this week when an indicted Detroit imam was killed in an FBI raid. Internal documents from an undercover investigation by the authors of "Muslim Mafia" show CAIR helped finance the legal appeal of Muslim cop-killer Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, who is named in the Detroit criminal complaint as the spiritual leader of a radical group that calls for violent...
  • Obama's auto adviser linked to NY pension probe (Steven Rattner Kar Tsar nomination sputtering?)

    04/17/2009 9:47:31 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 287+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/17/09 | David B. Caruso - ap
    NEW YORK – An investment company run by the head of the Obama administration's auto task force has been accused of paying more than $1 million to an aide to New York's former comptroller in a bid to win a lucrative deal with the state pension fund. Steven Rattner was an executive at the Quadrangle Group, a private equity firm, until he left this year to lead President Barack Obama's efforts to fix the U.S. auto industry. The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times reported that Rattner met with two now-indicted men to try to win state pension...
  • Official: Pakistan group leaders linked to attacks (outlawed Pakistani group Lashkar-e-Taiba)

    12/03/2008 9:33:58 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 422+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/3/08 | Ramola Talwar Badam -ap
    MUMBAI, India – India suspects that two senior leaders of a banned Pakistani militant group masterminded last week's three-day terrorist attacks that killed 171 people in Mumbai, an Indian intelligence official said Thursday.
  • Missing Media coverage

    10/24/2008 2:40:29 AM PDT · by rambo316 · 4 replies · 218+ views
    10/24/08 | Myself
    Could a Freeper post the thread with the vast array of linked media contacts? It would greatly be appreciated.
  • Vitamin D Linked To Colon Cancer Survival

    06/19/2008 7:36:39 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 98+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 6-20-2008 | National Cancer Institute.
    Vitamin D Linked To Colon Cancer Survival ScienceDaily (June 20, 2008) — Patients diagnosed with colon cancer who had abundant vitamin D in their blood were less likely to die during a follow-up period than those who were deficient in the vitamin, according to a new study by scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The findings of the study -- the first to examine the effect of vitamin D among colorectal cancer patients -- merit further research, but it is too early to recommend supplements as a part of treatment, say the investigators from Dana-Farber and the Harvard School of Public...
  • NY governor linked to prostitution ring (AP)

    03/10/2008 11:46:20 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 78 replies · 2,602+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/10/08 | AP
    NEW YORK - The New York Times is reporting that Gov. Eliot Spitzer has told senior advisers that he had been involved in a prostitution ring. On its Web site, the newspaper cites an anonymous administration official as the source and says Spitzer was meeting with his top aides. Spitzer officials wouldn't immediately comment on the story to The Associated Press. An announcement was scheduled for 2:15 p.m. at his Manhattan office.
  • Race Linked To Happiness And Recovery From Negative Events

    10/21/2007 11:35:08 AM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 175+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 10-21-2007 | University of Virginia
    Race Linked To Happiness And Recovery From Negative Events ScienceDaily (Oct. 21, 2007) — Are you happy? Well don't try to be happier; you might become less happy. That is the gist of a multi-cultural study published recently in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. The study by University of Virginia psychology professor Shigehiro Oishi and colleagues at three other institutions found that, on average, European-Americans claim to be happy in general – more happy than Asian-Americans or Koreans or Japanese – but are more easily made less happy by negative events, and recover at a slower rate from...
  • Mobile Phone Use And Cancer Linked

    08/29/2007 6:34:59 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies · 794+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-30-2007 | Nic Fleming
    Mobile phone use and cancer linked By Nic Fleming, Science Correspondent Last Updated: 2:11am BST 30/08/2007 Fresh fears over the health hazards linked to using mobile phones have been raised after scientists found that handset radiation could trigger cell division. Mobile phone radiation could trigger cell division A study found that exposure to mobile phone signals for just five minutes stimulated human cells to split in two - a process that occurs naturally when tissue grows or rejuvenates, but that is also central to the development of cancer. Previous research on the safety of mobile use has led to conflicting...
  • Mobile Phone Use 'Linked To Tumour'

    01/24/2007 6:40:11 PM PST · by blam · 49 replies · 989+ views
    The telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-25-2007 | NicFleming
    Mobile phone use 'linked to tumour' By Nic Fleming Last Updated: 2:08am GMT 25/01/2007 Long-term users of mobile phones are significantly more likely to develop a certain type of brain tumour on the side of the head where they hold their handsets, according to new research. The results seem to suggest health risks in people who have regularly used mobiles for over 10 years A large-scale study found that those who had regularly used mobiles for longer than 10 years were almost 40 per cent more likely to develop nervous system tumours called gliomas near to where they hold their...