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Greg Gordon – Dental group defends mercury fillings amid mounting evidence of risks

WASHINGTON – For decades, the American Dental Association has resolutely defended the safety of mercury fillings in the teeth of more than 100 million Americans, even muzzling dentists who dared to warn patients that such fillings might make them sick. The association has lobbied the Food and Drug Administration to ensure the fillings, which contain one of the world’s most …

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Tana Ganeva – 10 Cities With the Most Struggling People

As the media obsess over Donald Trump’s latest ploy to make the media obsess over him, here are some issues getting less attention: 22 percent of U.S [3]. kids live in poverty, including 39 percent of African-American children. One in 7 Americans [4] can’t afford to feed themselves without relying on food banks, which are struggling to meet their needs. A Pew poll released last week …

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Karl Grossman – Why Is Gas Suddenly $2 a Gallon? OPEC and the Frackers

Wondering why the price of gasoline has plummeted to around $2 a gallon? It is largely an attempt to quash one of the most odious of energy processes–fracking–by a most odious of energy organizations, OPEC. Hydraulic fracturing or fracking has in recent years caused a revolution in petroleum extraction. Using a new technique to split underground shale formations, it has …

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Ask Beatty – 12.07.15

Today was Beatty’s birthday and she talked about the importance for all of us to reflect on where we’ve been, where we are in life currently and most importantly, where we want to go and what plans we have to reach our new goals and destination. This is an exercise that we all need to engage in from time to time.

She also discussed the importance of trying to work out differences with the significant people in our lives and not resist getting professional help when necessary. However, she stressed that under no circumstances should anyone remain in toxic, destructive, or self destructive relationships with anyone…family included.

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Robert Parry – MH-17 Case: ‘Old’ Journalism vs. ‘New’

The first thing any thinking person learns about the Internet is not to trust everything you see there. While you can find much well-researched and reliable material, you’ll also encounter disinformation, spoofs, doctored photographs and crazy conspiracy theories. That would seem to be a basic rule of the Web – caveat emptor and be careful what you do with the information – …

China share rout hits global markets By Nick Beams

Chinese financial authorities have banned major shareholders, corporate executives and directors from selling their shares in listed companies for a period of six months. The ban is the latest in a series of increasingly desperate moves to try to halt the crash of the Chinese stock market, amid indications it is beginning to impact on the rest of the world. …

Are Human Rights Violations Already Being Trumped By Corporate Trade Deal? – Andrea Germanos

The Obama administration is reportedly poised to upgrade the ranking it gives Malaysia on its efforts to stamp out human trafficking. The move is being criticized as an affront to global human rights that could help move forward a pending controversial trade deal. The State Department gives the ranking in its annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, a tool the …

VACCINE ECONOMICS – GREED, POLITICS, AND DISEASE PROFIT by Joel Edwards

Imagine if you had a product to sell that didn’t require advertising or marketing, but the majority of people thought they had to have it. Better still, millions of children and adults are forced to obtain your product in order to keep their jobs or go to school. The government is one of your guaranteed buyers. Your product doesn’t need …

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Study: Pharmaceuticals Kill More Teens Than Illegal Substances in the US

Combine the number of overdose deaths caused by heroin and cocaine, and you still haven’t matched the number of deaths caused by pharmaceutical prescription medications each year in the United States. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, pharmaceutical abuse was responsible for about 23,000 deaths in 2013  — that’s more than half of the …