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  • Baby's starvation death equal to torture, sheriff says

    11/04/2009 6:33:27 AM PST · by jwparkerjr · 6 replies · 1,162+ views
    The Tampa Tribune & TBO ^ | 11/03/09 | Josh Potilove
    TAMPA - One photograph shows a beautiful baby girl with a fat, happy face. Another shows a dead 5-month-old with sunken eyes. She weighed 6 pounds. Her autopsy showed no body fat. Without being told it's the same child, you'd never be able to tell. When Polk County investigators responded to a call Sunday about a baby not breathing at the Lakeland home of Tivasha Logan and Chauncey Gardner, they found more beer than baby food, Sheriff Grady Judd said. There only were about 2 ounces of formula inside the one can they saw.
  • Weekly Roundup - Living On Nothing Edition [Survival Today - an On going Thread #3]

    07/24/2009 3:37:21 AM PDT · by nw_arizona_granny · 10,032 replies · 68,111+ views
    Frugal Dad .com ^ | July 23, 2009 | Frugal Dad
    Weekly Roundup - Living On Nothing Edition Category: Roundups | Comments(15) Did you hear about the guy that lives on nothing? No seriously, he lives on zero dollars a day. Meet Daniel Suelo, who lives in a cave outside Moab, Utah. Suelo has no mortgage, no car payment, no debt of any kind. He also has no home, no car, no television, and absolutely no “creature comforts.” But he does have a lot of creatures, as in the mice and bugs that scurry about the cave floor he’s called home for the last three years. To us, Suelo probably sounds...
  • Iowahawk: Farm Boy (serious tribute to Norman Borlaug)

    09/18/2009 8:16:42 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies · 2,322+ views
    Iowahawk | September 17, 2009 | David Burge
    State Highway 9 is a two lane strip of asphalt that cuts across the northernmost tier of counties in Iowa, from Larchwood to Lansing. If you drive its 320 miles, as I have done many times, you will not be dissuaded from the stereotype of Iowa as a flat boring expanse of cornfields. The few points of interest include Lake Okoboji and the headquarters of Winnebago in Forest City. It takes you near Mason City, the model for "River City" in Meredith Willson's The Music Man, and the site of the plane crash that claimed Buddy Holly after a February...
  • HR2749 The Food and Safety Enhancement Act coming up for VOTE in SENATE. BEWARE THE RESULTS!

    09/03/2009 7:09:51 PM PDT · by Kackikat · 131 replies · 3,923+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/04/09 | kackikat
    According to Gunny G Online: “This astounding control will include the elimination of organic farming by eliminating manure, mandating GMO animal feed, imposing animal drugs, and ordering applications of petrochemical fertilizers and pesticides. Farmers, thus, will be locked not only into the industrialization of once normal and organic farms but into the forced purchase of industry’s products.” HR 2749 creates severe criminal and civil penalties, including prison terms of up to 10 years and/or fines of up to $100,000 for each violation. Does it include judicial review, Congressional oversight, a defined and limited set of penalties and punishments for a...

    08/30/2009 3:08:07 AM PDT · by Scanian · 51 replies · 2,625+ views
    NY Post ^ | August 30, 2009 | Crystal Renn
    When she was 16, Crystal Renn signed a $250,000 modeling contract and moved to the city. But after starving herself for years to stay at 95 pounds, she gave it all up to become a plus-size model -- and finally, at size 12, achieved major success. With her memoir, "Hungry," due out Sept. 8, Renn tells her story to The Post. Nine years ago, when I was 14 years old, a modeling scout spotted me at an etiquette class in my hometown of Clinton, Miss., and pulled me aside to show me a photo of supermodel Gisele in a clingy...
  • Gerald Celente: Food Riots, Tax Rebellions By 2012

    11/14/2008 10:07:38 AM PST · by Dr. Marten · 354 replies · 21,518+ views
    Food Riots, Tax Rebellions By 2012...Trend forecaster, renowned for being accurate in the past, saysThe man who predicted the 1987 stock market crash and the fall of the Soviet Union is now forecasting revolution in America, food riots and tax rebellions - all within four years, while cautioning that putting food on the table will be a more pressing concern than buying Christmas gifts by 2012. Gerald Celente, the CEO of Trends Research Institute, is renowned for his accuracy in predicting fut ure world and economic events, which will send a chill down your spine considering what he told Fox...
  • The Obama Administration: Pursuing Zero Economic Growth?

    08/02/2009 7:31:04 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 13 replies · 784+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 8.2.09 @ 7:15AM | By Doug Bandow
    President Barack Obama talks about restoring economic growth. But his science adviser, John Holdren, once called for zero economic growth while writing with Paul and Anne Ehrlich--who predicted mass starvation in the 1970s. **** Admittedly, President Obama hasn't formally adopted this goal. But by putting the economy into hock and running up government borrowing, which even the Congressional Budget Office warns will crowd out private investment, the president seems determined to prevent a robust recovery. Maybe John Holdren will get his wish after all.
  • Czar 54, Who Are You?

    07/20/2009 5:38:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies · 1,168+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 20, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Leadership: Our new science czar, John Holdren, once backed compulsory sterilization and forced abortion as part of a government population-control program. The only thing missing was a Soylent Green recipe.In April, President Obama declared that "the days of science taking a back seat to ideology are over." In everything from stem cell research to climate change and energy policy, reason and science would triumph. The problem is that what the Obama administration considers science, as exemplified by the choice of Holdren, is troubling. In a recently rediscovered 1977 book, "Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment," co-authored with doomsters Paul and Anne Ehrlich,...
  • Global food supply is a growing problem

    06/08/2008 5:19:22 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 30 replies · 155+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | June 8, 2008 | James Hall
    Food riots. Scores of panicked people protesting, burning effigies and chanting. Shops being ransacked, supplies running out as soon as they come in, and stricken communities stockpiling rice, bread and water for fear of going without. These have happened in Haiti and Egypt in recent months as the price of scarce food has soared. But what if they happened on the streets of Bromley? Or Newcastle? Or Bath? As bizarre as this might seem, the prospect of UK food shortages has started to be taken seriously by food manufacturers and retailers. The global food shortage has raced to the top...
  • A 'time bomb' for world wheat crop.....

    06/26/2009 11:29:28 AM PDT · by TaraP · 124 replies · 2,424+ views
    L.A Times ^ | June 26th, 2009
    The Ug99 fungus, called stem rust, could wipe out more than 80% of the world's wheat as it spreads from Africa, scientists fear. The race is on to breed resistant plants before it reaches the U.S. The spores arrived from Kenya on dried, infected leaves ensconced in layers of envelopes. Working inside a bio-secure greenhouse outfitted with motion detectors and surveillance cameras, government scientists at the Cereal Disease Laboratory in St. Paul, Minn., suspended the fungal spores in a light mineral oil and sprayed them onto thousands of healthy wheat plants. After two weeks, the stalks were covered with deadly...
  • Even After EU Vote, European Shechita (Kosher Meat Slaughtering) Still in Danger.

    05/08/2009 4:13:12 PM PDT · by jonatron · 13 replies · 476+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | May 9, 2009 | Hillel Fendel
    (IsraelNN.com) Despite the EU Parliament's vote Wednesday to legalize “shechita,” the Jewish method of humane animal slaughter is still very much in danger. It was reported on Thursday that the European Jewish Community “hailed” the European Parliament’s vote to legalize the traditional Jewish method of slaughter into European law. However, it was later clarified that in fact, the Parliament only has consultative status in this case, and that the European Union’s Council of Agricultural Ministers will have the final say when it convenes next month. SNIP... The anti-shechita campaign has been viewed as anti-Semitic by many Jews in Europe. When...
  • Zimbabwe prisoners in 'hell on earth' die from disease and hunger

    04/29/2009 4:58:11 PM PDT · by decimon · 15 replies · 551+ views
    Times Online ^ | Apr 1, 2009 | Jonathan Clayton
    A horrifying investigative film, shot undercover in Zimbabwe, has exposed how prisons under President Mugabe have become death camps for thousands of inmates who are deprived of food and medical care. The documentary, shown last night on South Africa's state broadcaster SABC, documented the “living hell” for prisoners across 55 state institutions. The result, Hell Hole, was a grim account of a crisis in which dozens of inmates die each day.
  • HR 875 The food police, criminalizing organic farming and the backyard gardener, and violation of th

    03/26/2009 12:30:22 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 65 replies · 2,984+ views
    HR 875 The food police, criminalizing organic farming and the backyard gardener, and violation of the 10th amendment This bill is sitting in committee and I am not sure when it is going to hit the floor.  One thing I do know is that very few of the Representatives have read it.  As usual they will vote on this based on what someone else is saying.  Urge your members to read the legislation and ask for opposition to this devastating legislation.  Devastating for everyday folks but great for factory farming ops like Monsanto, ADM, Sodexo and Tyson to name a...
  • Four N. Korean officials to visit U.S.: report

    02/24/2009 11:56:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies · 344+ views
    The Korea Herald ^ | February 25, 2009
    A group of four North Korean officials will soon arrive in the United States for a 10-day trip, a U.S. radio station said Wednesday, marking the first such visit since the Barack Obama administration's launch, according to Yonhap News Agency. The delegation arrives on Thursday at the invitation of U.S. humanitarian aid organizations, said Radio Free Asia. The visit coincides with North Korea's preparations to launch what it claims to be a satellite despite calls for restraint. The report quoted an unidentified U.S. State Department official as saying the visit is related to U.S. food aid to the communist state....
  • Edible weeds

    02/14/2009 10:03:07 AM PST · by djf · 246 replies · 10,331+ views
    I have decided to start a thread focusing on edible weeds. Many of the common plants we see everyday are edible, and while most are not hugely palatable or nutritious, a few are truly very good. If you would like to post a recipe, please post recipes related to these plants only. As always, an extreme amount of caution is advised. It's probably true that 90 percent or so of plants are actually edible, there is a small percentage that if you eat them, you WON'T have to worry about eating again! Oleander comes to mind, it would take less...
  • Eluana Englaro Dies After Four Days of Starvation in Euthanasia Death

    02/09/2009 12:29:05 PM PST · by julieee · 22 replies · 920+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | February 9, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Rome, Italy -- After an international debate over whether she should be subjected to a painful starvation and dehydration death, Eluana Englaro has died. The disabled woman had been in a minimally conscious state since 1992, when she was involved in an automobile accident.
  • Court Grants Italy Father Right to Kill Eluana Englaro By Starving Her to Death

    11/14/2008 6:12:31 AM PST · by NYer · 15 replies · 580+ views
    LifeSite ^ | November 13, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    Rome, Italy (LifeNews.com) -- The highest court in Italy has granted the right to a disabled woman's father to kill her via euthanasia by removing her feeding tube. Eluana Englaro has been in what doctors term a so-called vegetative state following a car accident and has received food and water via a feeding tube.Englaro has been the subject of the latest battle similar to the one Terri Schiavo's family waged to prevent her former husband from denying her food and water.She will now be starved and dehydrated to death in the same painful manner that took Schiavo's life over...
  • MOM GUILTY; FACES 33 YRS. IN SLAYING (starving child fatally beaten by stepfather Cesar Rodriguez)

    10/18/2008 6:24:40 AM PDT · by Liz · 6 replies · 654+ views
    NIXZALIZ SANTIAGO failed to stop beatings......convicted of first-degree manslaughter in the 7-year-old girl's death at the hands of her abusive stepfather....Cesar Rodriguez Jan. 11, 2006...... jurors saw gut-wrenching photos of the little girl's emaciated and bruised body and heard that Rodriguez regularly bound her to a chair overnight, forcing her to use a litter box as a toilet. Rodriguez, convicted last spring, was sentenced to 29 years. Prosecutors said Santiago failed to stop the final beating after a famished Nixzmary took a yogurt from the fridge and accidentally broke a computer printer.
  • Meat must be rationed to four portions a week, says report on climate change

    09/30/2008 12:45:01 PM PDT · by tessalu · 80 replies · 1,229+ views
    Guardian ^ | Sept. 30, 2008 | Juliette Jowit
    People will have to be rationed to four modest portions of meat and one litre of milk a week if the world is to avoid run-away climate change, a major new report warns. The report, by the Food Climate Research Network, based at the University of Surrey, also says total food consumption should be reduced, especially "low nutritional value" treats such as alcohol, sweets and chocolates. It urges people to return to habits their mothers or grandmothers would have been familiar with: buying locally in-season products, cooking in bulk and in pots with lids or pressure cookers, avoiding waste and...
  • Remember 9-11; Heart for Africa; American Family Safari 2006 Revisited

    09/05/2008 12:13:49 PM PDT · by schwing_wifey · 272+ views
    Personal journal | Spring 2006 | schwing_wifey
    9-11 affected many people in many different ways. Heart for Africa is one way one person dealt with that fateful day. Her name is Janine Maxwell and her story is "Its Not Okay With Me". Her story is gut wrenching and mind boggling. My story that follows is a happy, travel adventure for your reading pleasure. I hope you will read both stories, mine for entertainment and her's as a call to action. I hope you visit the website www.heartforafrica.org and make a difference. We are so lucky, so fortunate, to live in the USA. Please don't take that for...
  • Would You Pay $190 for a Burger? ($190 Hamburger Makes Its Debut...at Burger King)

    06/18/2008 8:28:59 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 37 replies · 1,144+ views
    ABC News ^ | 06-18-08 | Eliza Browning
    The world's unofficially most-expensive burger made its debut in London today, costing nearly $200 for patrons with enough money to visit the fast food chain that makes it. That's right, the bourgeois burger is made by Burger King. After six months in development, Burger King today launched "The Burger," a limited edition hamburger selling for $190. Chef Mark Dowding, the director of new product development and innovation for the fast food chain, says his creation targets a certain type of consumer. "I call them burger aficionados," said Dowding. But this is Burger King. Are these "aficionados" really frequenting London's fast...
  • Ukraine no longer silent about famine - a topic long smothered by forced Soviet silence

    06/03/2008 10:56:16 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies · 177+ views
    latimes.com ^ | June 3, 2008 | Megan K. Stack
    Hryhory Haraschenko tells the stories feverishly, in a voice that brooks no interruption, gesticulating wildly with veined hands. He hauls out his stash of carefully bundled newspaper clippings, witness' tales and pencil-drawn maps. ... At 89, Haraschenko is among a dwindling number of Ukrainians who survived the Soviet-era famine of the early 1930s. Like other survivors and some historians, he regards the starvation -- known here as the Holodomor, or "death by hunger" -- as an act of genocide engineered to wipe out the Ukrainians. He wants it discussed, and he wants it recognized by the world. "Russia is afraid...
  • 'Please prevent another Terri Schiavo'

    05/09/2008 5:38:09 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 20 replies · 412+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 5/9/08 | Bob Unruh
    Pro-life advocates are launching an e-mail campaign in an attempt to save the life of a young woman injured by a drug overdose who now is facing the possibility of a court-ordered death by dehydration and starvation.WND previously has reported on the case involve Randy Richardson, who is fighting his ex-wife, the medical establishment and the court system for the life of his 23-year-old daughter, Lauren Marie Richardson."She's committed no crime and doesn't deserve to have this death imposed on her," he told the Wilmington, Del., News Journal earlier, citing the case that carries striking parallels to the 2005...
  • Let them eat ethanol?

    04/29/2008 11:34:17 AM PDT · by JZelle · 35 replies · 90+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 4-29-08 | Mona Charen
    They don't have enough to eat. Five people are dead in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, after a week of food riots. Unions in Burkina Faso have called a general strike to protest the high cost of grain. Food riots have rocked Egypt, Cameroon, Indonesia, Ethiopia and other nations. In Manila, police with M-16s have supervised the sale and distribution of subsidized grain. Hoarders have been threatened with life imprisonment. In Thailand and Pakistan, troops are guarding fields and warehouses. In Egypt, the army has been called out to bake bread. Even in the United States, a run on rice caused big-box retailers...
  • Al Gore to open TAU conference on renewable energy(Goracle and grain rationing arrive in Tel Aviv)

    04/28/2008 4:38:36 AM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 4 replies · 109+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4-27-08 | Staff
    Al Gore, Nobel laureate, former vice president of the United States and author of the global warming documentary An Inconvenient Truth, will deliver the opening address at a conference on "Renewable Energy and Beyond," scheduled to be held at Tel Aviv University May 20-21, the university said Sunday. Gore will be arriving on a special visit to Israel as guest of the Dan David Prize. The 2008 Dan David Prize will be awarded to Gore on May 19 for social commitment to environmental protection and the prevention of a global ecological disaster, a statement from the university read. Tel Aviv...
  • Aftermath of a Soviet Famine

    04/26/2008 11:27:15 PM PDT · by Aristotelian · 30 replies · 453+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | April 27, 2008 | Peter Finn
    Ukraine's Pursuit of Genocide Designation Upsets Russians Who Say Others Died, Too MOSCOW -- Relations between Russia and Ukraine, bedeviled by disputes over natural gas supplies and NATO expansion, have lately been roiled by one of the great tragedies of Soviet history: the famine of 1932-33, which left millions dead from starvation and related diseases. Ukraine is seeking international recognition of the famine, which Ukrainians call Holodomor -- or death by hunger -- as an act of genocide. When Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin forced peasants off their homesteads and into collective farms, special military units requisitioned grain and other food...
  • Gore Ducks Questions About Food Crisis, Ethanol and Climate Alarmism

    04/26/2008 6:45:05 PM PDT · by melt · 37 replies · 914+ views
    NewsBusters.com ^ | 4/25/08 | Noel Sheppard
    A remarkable thing happened Thursday: a press member wanted to ask Nobel Laureate Al Gore about the growing international food crisis and how it relates to ethanol and global warming hysteria. Not surprisingly, the man who cast the tie-breaking vote in the Senate fourteen years ago mandating the use of ethanol wasn't available, and a spokesman for his hysteria-driving Alliance for Climate Protection declined to comment. Isn't that convenient? Regardless, the good news is that press outlets continue to recognize this unholy connection, and that someone, even at the conservative New York Sun, would deign to report it (emphasis added...
  • The cost of green tinkering is in famine and starvation

    04/16/2008 11:07:28 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 14 replies · 170+ views
    The Guardian ^ | April 16th, 2008 | Simon Jenkins
    Farewell the age of reason, welcome the idiocracy. Only George Orwell could have invented - and named - the government's Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) that came into operation yesterday. It is the latest in a long line of measures intended to ease the conscience of the rich while keeping the poor miserable, in this case spectacularly so. The consequences of the RTFO have been much trumpeted on these pages. It says enough that one car tank of bio petrol needs as much grain as it takes to feed an African for a year, or that a reported one-third of...
  • North Korea 'faces food crisis'

    04/16/2008 6:06:15 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 31 replies · 206+ views
    BBC News ^ | 04/16/08
    North Korea 'faces food crisis' North Korea is facing a humanitarian crisis caused by acute food shortages, a UN agency has warned. The situation there was "clearly bad and getting worse", a senior World Food Programme official said, and help was needed to avert serious tragedy. North Korea has been dependent on international food aid for years. But severe flooding last year compounded its problems, devastating large swathes of agricultural land and leading to a poor harvest. WFP estimates that 6.5 million North Koreans, out of a total population of 23 million, do not have enough to eat - and...
  • Soaring Food Costs Risk 'Starvation And Unrest'

    04/13/2008 7:49:32 PM PDT · by blam · 33 replies · 123+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-14-2008 | Alex Spillius
    Soaring food costs risk 'starvation and unrest' By Alex Spillius in Washington Last Updated: 2:41am BST 14/04/2008 The world's poorest countries face starvation and civil unrest if global food prices keep rising, the head of the International Monetary Fund has said. There have been serious disturbances in more than a dozen developing countries, including Haiti [pictured] Dominique Strauss-Kahn said in Washington that "hundreds of thousands of people will be starving". "Children will be suffering from malnutrition, with consequences for all their lives," he said. He predicted that increasing food prices would push up the cost of imports for poor countries,...
  • It isn't Genocide When You're Killing a Class of People

    04/06/2008 8:29:50 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 26 replies · 64+ views
    The Virginian/NRO ^ | 4/6/2008 | Moneyrunner
    Jonah Goldberg comments on the Russian Duma's defense of the mass starvation of Russian farmers in the Ukraine in 1932-33. They deny claims of genocide by saying that the millions who died were of all ethnic classes. "There is no historical proof that the famine was organized along ethnic lines. Its victims were million of citizens of the Soviet Union, representing different peoples and nationalities living largely in agricultural areas of the country," the Russian State Duma resolution said.
  • Land ownership in South Africa

    03/24/2008 6:00:19 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 14 replies · 443+ views
    Radio Netherlands ^ | Eric Beauchemin
    South Africa's pre-Mandela regime brought about one of the most racially skewed land distributions in the world. Since the collapse of apartheid in 1994, the black majority government has been trying to implement land reform, but are new injustices being created by righting past wrongs? In South Africa, one of the most intractable legacies of white-minority rule is the right to land. After the first Dutch settlers arrived in the Cape in the 1600s, they started taking over native peoples' lands. Whites gradually expropriated more and more land, and by the early 20th century, blacks had been squeezed into reservations...
  • Exchange Student Says He Was Denied Adequate Food

    02/28/2008 7:36:49 AM PST · by Conservative Mother · 11 replies · 269+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 2/28/2008 | By Jerry Harkavy
    Jonathan McCullum was in excellent health at 155 pounds when he left last summer to spend the school year as an exchange student in Egypt. But when he returned home to Maine just four months later, the 5-foot-9 teenager weighed a mere 97 pounds and was so weak that he struggled to carry his baggage or climb a flight of stairs. Doctors said he was at risk of a heart attack. McCullum says he was denied sufficient food while staying with a family of Coptic Christians, who fast for more than 200 days a year, a regimen unmatched by other...
  • Lauren Richardson Becomes Next Terri Schiavo as Parents Debate Euthanasia (Delaware)

    02/01/2008 2:51:57 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 644 replies · 6,328+ views
    LifeNews ^ | 2/1/2008 | Steven Ertelt
    A Delaware woman has become the next Terri Schiavo as her parents engage in a massive legal and philosophical debate about whether to subject her to euthanasia. Richardson is a 23-year-old woman who overdosed on heroin in August 2006 while she was three months pregnant with a baby girl. Doctors kept Lauren on life support until she delivered her baby in February 2007. Shortly thereafter, her parents began a fight that is reminiscent of the battle over Terri's life and death. As in the Terri Schiavo case, physicians have been quick to label Lauren as having a persistent vegetative state...
  • Nazi 'Beast of Bolzano' faces justice at 83

    02/16/2008 4:59:25 PM PST · by SJackson · 40 replies · 453+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 2-16-08
    A convicted Nazi war criminal arrived in Italy yesterday to start a life sentence imposed in his absence for the murder and torture of prisoners in the final year of the Second World War. Michael Seifert, 83, a Ukraine-born Canadian citizen dubbed the "Beast of Bolzano", has lived in Canada since 1951. He had been fighting extradition for eight years. The former SS corporal was a guard at a prison camp in Bolzano, northern Italy - used as a transit point for Jews, Italian resistance fighters and others - in 1944 and 1945. An Italian military tribunal convicted him in...
  • Cashmere Goats In India Face Starvation (Snow)

    02/07/2008 3:57:41 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 151+ views
    SZeattle PI ^ | 2-7-2008 | AIJAZ HUSSAIN
    Cashmere goats in India face starvation By AIJAZ HUSSAIN ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER An elderly man belonging to the Chang-pa mountain tribe holds his Himalayan goat as his son cuts its horn that was hurting the animal's eye in Kharnak, some 185 kilometers (116 miles) from Leh, India, in this July 21, 2007 photo. More than 100,000 Himalayan goats famed for their pashmina wool or cashmere face starvation after their desert habitat was blanketed with snow, while three people died during the region's worst storms in three decades, officials said Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin) SRINAGAR, India -- More...
  • 45,000 people dying a month in Congo

    01/22/2008 5:43:48 PM PST · by The Pack Knight · 44 replies · 131+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 22 January 2008 | Heidi Vogt
    DAKAR, Senegal - Some 45,000 people die each month in Congo as the world's deadliest humanitarian crisis has failed to improve despite five years of relative peace in the Central African nation, according to a report released Tuesday. An estimated 5.4 million Congolese died between 1998 and April 2007 because of conflict, most from the rampant disease and food shortages stemming from fighting, the report said. The study found that life is still alarmingly precarious for Congolese despite the end of the 1998-2002 conflict that pulled in armies from half a dozen surrounding countries, and the country's first free and...
  • Would You Eat Your Buddies in a Blizzard? (Self Survey)

    01/07/2008 8:03:35 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 61 replies · 678+ views
    Would You Eat Your Buddies in a Blizzard? ^ | Would You Eat Your Buddies in a Blizzard?
    Would You Eat Your Buddies in a Blizzard? Suppose you were stranded in a blizzard and were forced to cannibalize your friends. This short survey will tell you how likely you would be to eat your buddies. Note: Click onto the link provided to take this self survey. Bon appetit!
  • Family's story one of duty, love: Soldier dies a year after being shot in Iraq

    Liza Biggers blinked back tears and gently patted her brother Ethan's hand as he lay in his hospital bed, finally wearing the Purple Heart he earned in Iraq. Ethan's family had held off on the medal ceremony, hoping he would emerge from his year-long coma. When that didn't happen, his 22-year-old twin, Matt, made a phone call to make sure he received the award before he died. Last Sunday's private ceremony was a poignant moment in a tumultuous journey that began the day Army Spc. Ethan Biggers was critically wounded in Iraq. Biggers' family stopped trying to keep him alive...
  • Nat'l Right to Life to endorse Thompson

    11/12/2007 9:52:42 AM PST · by jaybeegee · 847 replies · 827+ views
    Politico ^ | Jonathan Martin
    Fred Thompson will pick up the support of the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) tomorrow, according to two Republicans familar with the decision. For a candidate who came up empty-handed last week when three prominent Christian conservatives endorsed GOP hopefuls and is falling in both national and early state polls, the move comes at a critical time. NRLC is the most prominent anti-abortion group in the country, with affiliates in all 50 states and over 3,000 local chapters. A spokesperson for the organization declined to comment on their endorsement decision, but Thompson was likely rewarded for his strong pro-life...
  • Zimbabwean dies queuing for visa

    11/12/2007 6:08:46 PM PST · by dynachrome · 9 replies · 69+ views
    bbcnews africa ^ | 11-12-07 | unattributed
    A Zimbabwean job-seeker who collapsed and died in Cape Town last week, is said to have succumbed to starvation. Adonis Musati, 23, was a police officer in Chimanimani in eastern Zimbabwe, but the economic crisis led him to South Africa to try to support his family.
  • Court Upholds Food and Water for Eluana Englaro, Italian Terri Schiavo

    10/08/2007 3:40:18 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 33 replies · 1,054+ views
    Life News ^ | 10/8/07 | Steven Ertelt
    Milan, Italy (LifeNews.com) -- An Italian court has denied a request by a disabled woman's father to remove her feeding tube and authorize her death by starvation and dehydration. Eluana Englaro has been a coma for 15 years after an automobile accident seriously injured her and, this year, her father asked a Milan court for permission to remove her feeding tube. This isn't the first time Englaro's case had been in court. In April 2005, the Italian Supreme Court confirmed a lower court ruling to keep her feeding tube in place. That case had also been brought by Englaro's father,...
  • The Firing Squad Game (North Korea)

    10/04/2007 1:28:25 PM PDT · by Renfield · 2 replies · 405+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | 10-04-07 | James Dunnigan
    October 4, 2007: The negotiations over the aid North Korea is to receive, in return for shutting down the North Korean nuclear weapons program, is hung up on the issue of how much the north will open its economy to the south. North Korea wants food and fuel, and lots of it. South Korea wants more trade, not just endless shipments of charity to the north. But the north does not want to reform the economy, as China has urged, because this risks making more people wealthy, and able to find out how much the North Korean people have been...
  • Regional Nuclear War Could Trigger Mass Starvation

    10/03/2007 2:30:07 PM PDT · by blam · 55 replies · 1,179+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 10-3-2007 | Rob Edwards
    Regional nuclear war could trigger mass starvation 13:17 03 October 2007 NewScientist.com news service Rob Edwards A nuclear war between India and Pakistan could cause one billion people to starve to death around the world, and hundreds of millions more to die from disease and conflicts over food. That is the horrifying scenario being presented in London today by a US medical expert, Ira Helfand. A conference at the Royal Society of Medicine will also hear new evidence of the severe damage that such a war could inflict on the ozone layer. "A limited nuclear war taking place far away...
  • Zimbabwe runs out of bread

    10/01/2007 7:08:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 128 replies · 692+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | October 1, 2007 | Chris McGreal
    Harare admits land reform has failed as the deadline passes for the last white farmers to leave their land. Zimbabwe's bakeries have shut and supermarkets have warned there will be no bread for the foreseeable future as the government admitted that wheat production had collapsed following the seizure of white-owned farms. The agricultural ministry announcement that the wheat harvest is only about a third of what is required, and that imports are held up by lack of hard currency, came as a deadline passed today for the last white farmers to leave their land or face prosecution for trespass. The...
  • USCCB Pro-Life Committee Statement for Respect Life Sunday, October 7, 2007 (Life Chain Sunday)

    09/27/2007 9:44:23 PM PDT · by Coleus · 6 replies · 501+ views
    Life Site ^ | 09.25.07 | Meg Jalsevac
    PHILADELPHIA, PA, September 25, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - As is the custom in the United States, the first Sunday of October will be honored by US Catholics as Respect Life Sunday.  In honor of this, Cardinal Justin Rigali, the Chairman of the Committee for Pro-Life Activities of the United States' Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has issued a statement to be made available at all parishes nationwide.  The statement calls for US Catholics to "again pray for - and renew their resolve to bring about - a culture of life and an end to the killing of innocent human beings, especially...
  • Hungry Zimbabweans Try to Eat Giraffe

    09/22/2007 10:01:03 AM PDT · by John Jorsett · 24 replies · 126+ views
    AP via Breitbart..com ^ | September 22, 2007
    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - Police stopped villagers from slaughtering and eating a giraffe that strayed into the outskirts of the capital amid chronic food shortages caused by an economic crisis, the official media reported Saturday. The adult giraffe was believed to have wandered from nearby farmland. Wildlife authorities took the giraffe away after police kept a crowd from killing it "for the pot," the state Herald reported. Zimbabwe is suffering shortages of meat and basic foods in an economic meltdown that has left it with the world's highest official inflation—nearly 7,000 percent. Independent estimates put real inflation closer to 25,000...
  • Pope Rules Patients in Permanent Vegetative State May Not be Denied Artificial Nutrition and Hy...

    09/15/2007 8:37:24 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 25 replies · 756+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 14, 2007 | John-Henry Westen
    Pope Rules Patients in Permanent Vegetative State May Not be Denied Artificial Nutrition and Hydration Response to certain questions raised by US Conference of Catholic Bishops concerning artificial nutrition and hydration By John-Henry Westen VATICAN CITY, September 14, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In most hospitals in North America, families of patients in permanent vegetative state are asked if they wish their family member to have their artificial feeding tube removed. According to a definitive ruling by the Vatican made public today, the withdrawal of artificial nutrition and hydration from such patients is immoral. The ruling from the Vatican's Congregation for the...
  • Something Is About To Happen (N. Korea)

    08/10/2007 4:27:26 AM PDT · by Renfield · 23 replies · 1,670+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | 8-7-07 | James Dunnigan
    Starvation deaths in North Korea have returned to 1990s levels. That means over a thousand people a week dying from lack of food. Over a million people died during the 1990s food shortages. This time around, the shortages are caused by government refusal to allow in food that must have its distribution monitored (making it difficult for the government to divert the food to the army or private sale). The government also took its time with the current round of nuclear disarmament talks, delaying shipments of food from South Korea. These have just arrived and are being distributed. Meanwhile, North...
  • Brain-Damaged Man "Awakened" After Six Years of Semi-Consciousness

    08/02/2007 11:41:30 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 4 replies · 488+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | August 2, 2007 | Elizabeth O'Brien
    Brain-Damaged Man "Awakened" After Six Years of Semi-Consciousness By Elizabeth O'Brien NEW YORK, August 2, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A severely brain-damaged man who was in a minimally conscious state for six years has recently regained new levels of awareness and physical capabilities after receiving electrical brain implants. The unnamed 38-year old man had his head repeatedly kicked during a mugging in 1999 and was left unable to talk or move properly. In addition, he was kept alive on a feeding tube.In a study led by Dr. Nicholas Schiff of Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University in New York, researchers...