My near-death experience made me a better doctor

I almost died today. I was driving from one clinic to another, on a busy highway in the rain, when my car hit a standing body of water and hydroplaned. Continue reading

Genetic Testing of Citizens Is a Backdoor into Total Population Surveillance by Governments and Companies

by Helen Wallace, GeneWatch, UK

The new Chief Executive of the National Health Service (NHS) in England, Simon Stevens, was recently reported arguing that the NHS must be transformed to make people’s personal genetic information the basis of their treatments (1).

His proposition is unsurprising since it is in line with the efforts of successive UK governments to build a DNA database in the NHS in England by stealth. Continue reading

California Halts Injection of Fracking Waste, Warning it May Be Contaminating Aquifers

by Abraham Lustgarten, ProPublica

State’s drought has forced farmers to rely on groundwater, even as California aquifers have been intentionally polluted due to exemptions for oil industry. Continue reading

Authors of three retracted PLOS ONE one papers to retract four more, with one researcher resigning

by Retraction Watch

The hits keep coming for a research group at the Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH) in Chandigarh, India.

Last week, we reported that PLoS ONE was retracting three papers by the research group because “there are no data available underlying this study and thus…the published results are fabricated.” Now, according to The Hindu, four more papers are being retracted: Continue reading

US power on the wane in Central Asia

by Casey Michel,  al Jeezera

There would seem, at first glance, little reason for any kind of geopolitical interest in Kyrgyzstan.

A mountainous, landlocked country in central Asia, Kyrgyzstan largely lacks industry, natural resources, and energy reserves. But for years, the country has boasted one foreign credential that all other nations lacked, hosting both a Russian and US military base. Continue reading

Obama and Erdogan on the Road to Damascus

by Georgy Gounev, American Thinker

Some days ago President Obama submitted to Congress his proposal for a five hundred million dollar package designed to finance the actions of the “moderate Syrian opposition,” against the regime of President Bashar Assad. President Obama’s aim in this is unclear, because it doesn’t provide any clue as to precisely who the United States is supposed to finance. The truth is that the camp of the enemies of President Assad is completely dominated by the Jihadists. Continue reading

Ensuring nuclear fuel for Iran could put the country in a box

,  The Washington Post

Uranium enrichment is the stickiest sticking point in the nuclear negotiations with Iran now underway in Vienna. Continue reading

The Black Widow of Silicon Valley

The detectives from the Santa Cruz police department could see an unmistakable injection mark in the arm of the deceased Google executive. Continue reading

The ‘Deadly Combination’ in the Middle East Causing ‘Extreme, Extreme Concern’ in the White House[VIDEO]

Dave Urbanski,  The Blaze

Recent intelligence indicating that bomb-makers from Yemen have joined forces with terrorists in Syria to create a new strain of undetectable explosives is “more frightening than anything” Attorney General Eric Holder has seen on the job, he told ABC News. Continue reading

War Is Our Business and Business Looks Good

Edward S Herman, Z Magazine via truthout

It is enlightening to see how pugnacious the U.S. establishment, led by a Peace Laureate, has been in dealing with the Ukraine crisis. Continue reading