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Activist, writer, researcher, addicted to sharing information and facts.

Cholera from Haiti, to Dominican Republic, to Massachusetts?

So, how safe is our food? What can be the result of not stopping serious disease outbreaks around the world? Get with it world has changed and our responses have not – that could kill all of us!

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Mass. Has Cholera, Flu

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Two serious illnesses are making waves in Massachusetts. One is common and one isn’t.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health confirmed six cases of cholera in the Bay State that are linked to a wedding in the Dominican Republic last week. Over 110 cases were reported in Venezuela from the January 22 wedding at Casa de Campo in. The sickness is traced to contaminated lobster.
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Environment of hate in Arizona = two 9-year old girls shot and killed

We really need to learn how to live together and live up to the challenges to “love one another, as I have loved you.” “Love is the strongest force the world possesses, and yet it is the humblest imaginable.” “Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love.”

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Brisenia Flores, the other 9-year-old AZ shooting victim

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LatinaLista.net — The Tucson region has the dubious distinction of being a place where two nine-year-old girls were horrendously murdered — Christina Taylor Greene and Brisenia Flores.

Brisenia was also 9-years-old, but unlike Christina, Brisenia was in a place where she deserved to feel safe and protected — her home.

Currently, the woman blamed for these senseless, hateful murders is on trial in Tucson.

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Pandemics more likely in today’s 24/7 world – Haiti is flashpoint #1!

Used to be that when we wanted to ignore the impact of disease and starvation someplace – we could and not worry about it effecting anything more than our morals/ethics. When 450 people who attend a wedding in the Dominican Republic – get cholera that came from Haiti – and then are in Venezuela, Spain, Canada, USA and Mexico within 24 hours – get the picture? Help Haiti – because we should and to protect ourselves as well.

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Spreading cholera, maybe polio: Now will we care about Haiti?

The confirmed cholera and possible polio cases underline, one more time, that infectious diseases do not respect borders — as China found out during SARS and Nigeria when it refused polio vaccination. For as long as Haiti suffers these post-earthquake epidemics, there will be a risk of those epidemics traveling to the rest of the world.

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Are you listening UK Tories? Find a Plan B or Fail!

If there is anyone who should know how the economy runs in Britain, it is Soros. You should listen or move out of Number 10 and get a life.

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George Soros tells David Cameron: change direction or face recession

Mix of tax increases and spending cuts unsustainable, speculator says, as World Economic Forum gets under way

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Soros made his reputation in 1992, when his large-scale speculative attacks on the pound forced John Major’s government to remove sterling from the exchange rate mechanism, and when Cameron was an aide to chancellor Norman Lamont.

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Help! and I Wanna Hold Your Hand! leads to degree in Beatles

Former Juno award winner for outstanding and upcoming vocalist – happy to be the first.

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Canadian graduates in Beatles class

Canadian recording artist has become the first person in the world to graduate with a Masters degree in The Beatles from Liverpool Hope University. Former Miss Canada finalist, Mary-Lu Zahalan-Kennedy was one of the first students to sign up for the first ever course on the Fab Four when it launched in March 2009.

Mary-Lu Zahalan, a 53-year-old music instructor at the Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Oakville, Ont., was handed her diploma at a ceremony on Wednesday in Liverpool before being ushered to the city’s Penny Lane — subject of one of the band’s most famous songs — for a photo session celebrating her landmark scholarly achievement.

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Bill Action: Introduced: S. 91: A bill to implement equal protection under t…

Senator Wicker wants to control all woman’s rights because he knows what is best for women – not!


 

 


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S. J. Res. 2:proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to Citizenship

S. J. Res. 2: A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to… (GovTrack.us)


Senator wants to gut 14th amendment, bring back slavery and make himself an illegal alien?


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Pray, hope that Lebanon does not implode!

It is way too easy for things to come apart in Lebanon and the Lebanese have suffered enough and seem to be making progress. So please – take a step back and seek peace!

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In all cases, I truly hope the destructive behavior on the streets won’t last, and will never be repeated, from either side of political parties…

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Greenwashing Victory for Nestlé: to receive 2011 Gold Medal in Sustainable Development

Nestlé S.A. to receive 2011 World Environment Center Gold Medal in Sustainable Development


Sustainable development? Well they do give money to NGOs which gets them a greenwashing pass-go-get-out-of-jail-free card.
They also own a number of bottled water and mineral water companies around the world packaged in both plastic and glass.
It was reported on Apr 17, 2006 Nestlé Obtains a Patent on Genetically Modified Coffee Plants
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They have switched palm oil suppliers after a campaign this past year but have not stopped using palm oil in its products.

They have done a good job of greenwashing and this award will be used to try and make them look like a good guy company.

Do a little search on your own when you see a for-profit firm getting an award for being sustainable. And check out the companies giving “awards/grants/cash” based on your “voting” for your favorite charity. Their purpose? Spend a little to buy a whole lot of good feeling while they kill your community or planet, and maybe export your job out of the country.


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BBC cuts websites to save money

Why not try saying what it is doing clearly instead of in double-speak? How do you close 200 sites to “reshape” for digital age. Sounds more like BBC is stuck in the analog age and does not know how to blend audio, video and cyber content.


 

 


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via ABC News: Top Stories on 1/24/11

The BBC says it is closing 200 of its websites, with the loss of 360 jobs over the next two years, in a drive to cut overall costs and reshape online content for the digital age.


 

 


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