Smoking, alcohol and obesity blemish Europe’s progress in reducing premature mortality

The World Health Organization has announced that despite declining smoking and alcohol consumption rates, Europeans were still the heaviest smokers and drinkers in the world. The report also addressed growing obesity.

Source: Smoking, alcohol and obesity blemish Europe’s progress in reducing premature mortality

Hillary Clinton Opposes Keystone XL Pipeline

Keystone XL Pipeline protest in Washington, DC

Keystone XL Pipeline protest in Washington, DC

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Published September 22, 2015

DES MOINES – Speaking at a town hall in Des Moines, Iowa, Hillary Clinton, who is running for the 2016  Democratic presidential nomination has come out opposing the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline. The announcement will please many American Indians and Democrats who oppose the pipeline because of environmental reasons.

hillaryclintonannouncesClinton, who served the U.S. Secretary of State under President Barack Obama had been declining to take a stance on the issue all summer long. She cited her involvement with the approval process while she served as Secretary of State. Many in the Democratic Party urged her to let her position be known.

“I thought this would be decided by now, and therefore I could tell you whether I agree or disagree,” she said Tuesday. “But it hasn’t been decided and I feel now I’ve got a responsibility to you and to voters who ask me about this.”

American Indians across Indian Country oppose the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. With the support of several American Indian tribes, the National Congress of American Indians passed a resolution opposing the pipeline in 2011.

The Keystone XL pipeline project is a 1700 mile long crude oil pipeline that would transport between 700,000 to 900,000 barrels of crude oil per day. This pipeline is planned to extend from Alberta, Canada and pass through the states of Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas on its way to the Gulf of Mexico for storage and export overseas.

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Video: Goodbye Pizza Rat, Hello Milkshake Squirrel

Video: Goodbye Pizza Rat, Hello Milkshake Squirrel Now that #PizzaRat has skyrocketed to international fame, NYC’s lesser-known creatures are trying to hitch their wagon to a viral star. After all, in just 24 hours #PizzaRat has gotten a book deal, dated a Kardashian, written a Goodbye To All That essay, and moved to Hollywood, where he’s set to make his directorial debut on the adaptation of his forthcoming memoir (June, 2016). [ more › ]

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Frat Guy Yells To USC Student Body President: ‘You Indian Piece Of Sh*t’: LAist

The Indian-born USC student body president is bringing attention to the racism at her college after she says a frat guy yelled at her, “You Indian piece of shit” before hurling a drink at her.Rini Sampath, 21, posted her account of what happened on Facebook on Sunday morning:Last night, as I was walking back from my friend’s apartment, a student screamed out at me through the window of his fraternity house, “You Indian piece of shit!” before hurling his drink at my friends and me. Once his fraternity brothers realized it was me, they began to apologize. This stung even more. Today, as I try to unpack these events, I couldn’t quite figure out why their after-the-fact apologies deepened the wound. But one of my friends explained it to me the best this morning: “Because now you know, the first thing they see you as is subhuman.” And that’s the first thing some students on our campus see when they look at anyone who looks like me.

Source: Frat Guy Yells To USC Student Body President: ‘You Indian Piece Of Sh*t’: LAist