Alternative News Headlines from New Zealand and Around the World
Researchers from the University of South Carolina are exploring the potential of marijuana compounds to fight disease through gene-modifying activity. While marijuana is believed to have some effect on genes, scientists have only recently begun to investigate how it might apply to medicine.
In the latest study, published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, researchers at the USC School of Medicine identified a specific set of microRNA (miRNA) molecules that were altered in rats dosed with THC.
READ MORE: http://www.leafscience.com/2013/11/24/scientists-believe-thc-may-offer-n...
Remember the Seralini study, with those gruesome images of GMO-fed rats that were engulfed by horrific tumors? Well, great news! You can grab yourself some GMO corn and chow down now because the journal that published the study has retracted it. Silly us, there was absolutely nothing to worry about! The new editor over at the journal, Food and Chemical Toxicology, says so – you know, Richard E. Goodman, the editor that used to work in the hallowed halls of Monsanto.
Wait….what???????????????????? I guess it wasn’t enough for Monsanto to infiltrate the government at every level - now they have to install staff to keep their GMO death crops from being negatively reviewed at respected scientific journals.
Today I found out that during the height of the Cold War, the US military put such an emphasis on a rapid response to an attack on American soil, that to minimize any foreseeable delay in launching a nuclear missile, for nearly two decades they intentionally set the launch codes at every silo in the US to 8 zeroes.
We guess the first thing we need to address is how this even came to be in the first place. Well, in 1962 JFK signed the National Security Action Memorandum 160, which was supposed to ensure that every nuclear weapon the US had be fitted with a Permissive Action Link (PAL), basically a small device that ensured that the missile could only be launched with the right code and with the right authority.
The title of this article is extremely misleading: This vaccine will not be sprayed into the environment; It will be given as a drink to the volunteers willing to participate in the trial; http://www.ogtr.gov.au/internet/ogtr/publishing.nsf/Content/new-index-1
BY DAVE MIHALOVIC: The Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) is on its way to approve a licence application from PaxVax Australia (PaxVax) for the intentional release of a GMO vaccine consisting of live bacteria into the environment in Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Victoria.
Kim Dotcom has caused carnage in New Zealand politics, and is set to challenge the music industry with his new website. He personifies the danger technology poses to copyright law. Big rarely means agile. Even so, there remains in New Zealand a fast-moving fat man who is causing an immense amount of trouble to anyone who ever troubled him.
Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom was stopped dead almost two years ago when the FBI had the New Zealand police haul him from his palatial country home north of Auckland. United States prosecutors claimed his filesharing Megaupload business enabled mass, criminal copyright violation.
READ MORE: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/25/mega-kim-dotcom-cop...
Americans in San Diego were recently captured on camera signing a petition to ban petitions, without understanding the irony, or even questioning what they were being asked to do. Activist and cultural prankster Mark Dice highlights the ongoing zombification of the US public in his latest ‘man on the street’ video, once again proving that many people will just sign anything if it is shoved in front of them and accompanied by a monotone NPR-like voiceover.
By Michael Snyder: There is a hot new game being played in cities all over America, and it is very simple. You pick out a defenseless person on the street and you try to knock them out. In most areas, it is known as “the knockout game”. In some communities it is called by other names such as “point-em-out, knock-em-out” and “polar bear hunting”. In many instances, the perpetrators don’t even try to steal anything from the people that they knock out.
Bitcoin isn't the only decentralised currency in town; litecoin is built on similar technology and is considerably cheaper - but is increasing in value just as fast. Alistair Charlton investigates. Bitcoin's surging value has made the crypto-currency incredibly appealing to those looking to make a quick buck. But widespread media coverage associating the currency with everything from pizza to space flights has driven its price up, putting purchasing even a single coin out of reach for many.
Thankfully for those looking to get involved in the area there are a number of alternative digital currencies into which 'real world' money like pounds and dollars can be exchanged - either to pay for goods, or in the hope that they too will see enormous gains in value, as bitcoin has this year.
Citigroup Inc. (C) and Bank of America Corp. (BAC) were the reigning champions of finance in 2006 as home prices peaked, leading the 10 biggest U.S. banks and brokerage firms to their best year ever with $104 billion of profits.
By 2008, the housing market’s collapse forced those companies to take more than six times as much, $669 billion, in emergency loans from the U.S. Federal Reserve. The loans dwarfed the $160 billion in public bailouts the top 10 got from the U.S. Treasury, yet until now the full amounts have remained secret.
READ MORE: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-21/wall-street-aristocracy-got-1-2...