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The Gary Null Show – 10.13.17

The exploitation of american universities and academia by the CIA, FBI and Foreign Intelligence agencies Daniel Golden is a Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist, the current senior editor at ProPublica, a Boston-based nonprofit newsroom covering topics in the public interest, and a former managing editor for education at Bloomberg News.  Dan received his first Pulitzer award for his Wall Street …

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Leid Stories—Is A Crash Coming? Take A Look, It’s Already Here! (Part 2)—05.31.17

Yesterday on Leid Stories financial research expert and former banker Charles Ortel said that leading indicators show a major downturn in the U.S. economy has already begun and will, under prevailing conditions, likely develop into a full-scale crash. He warned listeners to change their money-management and spending habits now. The program generated far more calls than could be answered in …

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The Gary Null Show – 05.22.17

Today is May 22th and like always The Gary Null Show is here to inform you on the best news in health, healing, the environment and all things political around the world. Gary opens up the program with the latest in health and healing covering the topics of alcohol and the new study that shows the negative effect it has …

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Rethinking The Cost of War

This story was co-published with The Virginian-Pilot. There are many ways to measure the cost of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War: In bombs (7 million tons), in dollars ($760 billion in today’s dollars) and in bodies (58,220). Then there’s the price of caring for those who survived: Each year, the Department of Veterans Affairs spends more than $23 billion …

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Stop Paying Executives for Performance

For chief executives and other senior leaders, it is not unusual for 60-80% of their pay to be tied to performance – whether performance is measured by quarterly earnings, stock prices, or something else. And yet from a review of the research on incentives and motivation, it is wholly unclear why such a large proportion of these executives’ compensation packages …

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Annie Waldman and Sisi Wei – Colleges Flush With Cash Saddle Poorest Students With Debt

New York University is among the country’s wealthiest schools. Backed by its $3.5 billion endowment as well as its considerable fundraising prowess, the school has built campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai, invested billions in SoHo real estate, and given its star faculty loans to buy summer homes. But the university does less than many other schools when it comes …

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Jeff Gerth – FDA Examines Whether MRI Drugs Accumulate in Brain Tissue

The Food and Drug Administration announced today it is investigating the risk of brain deposits for patients who are given repeated MRIs using imaging drugs that contain a heavy metal. The FDA did not announce any label changes for the nine medicines that contain the metal, gadolinium, saying there was a “need for additional information.” However, “to reduce the potential …

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Confidential Documents: Red Cross Itself May Not Know How Millions Donated for Haiti Were Spent by Justin Elliott

The American Red Cross is under pressure this week to answer detailed questions from Congress about the spending of nearly half a billion dollars it raised after the 2010 Haiti earthquake. But internal documents newly obtained by ProPublica and NPR call into question whether the Red Cross itself has an accurate accounting of how money was spent. The reports, assessments …

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Left in the Brain: Potentially Toxic Residue from MRI Drugs by Jeff Gerth

With a family history of breast cancer, Marcie Jacobs decided in June 2001 that an MRI screening was her best preventive option. As is common with MRIs, Jacobs was injected beforehand with a contrast agent, a drug that helps sharpen the resulting images. But after a few of these treatments, she began noticing some strange cognitive effects. Jacobs began missing …