This next guy is not only our “Asshole of the Day” but just might be our “Asshole of the Year” as well! HALIFAX – Halifax police say a bomb threat forced the cancellation of an annual cancer charity walk Friday. Police say organizers of the Relay for Life at the Halifax Common decided to shut [...]
Julia Belluz on the latest celebrity health headline
* Dr. Sandra Steingraber is a biologist, a mother, and a cancer survivor. She recently went to jail for 15 days after being sentenced for trespassing on a gas compression rig last month owned by the Inergy gas company, near her home in the Finger Lakes…
Regular readers will be quite familiar with the limited utility of BMI in predicting health status. The same appears to be true regarding the use of BMI in patients with cancer cachexia. In a paper just published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Lisa Martin and colleagues from the University of Alberta studied around 1,500 [...]
This month marks the tenth anniversary of the Iraq invasion. The occasion is upon us with barely a whisper from Washington. Hardly surprising… the legacy of the U.S. invasion has been an Iraq in ongoing crisis. The truth of what is really going down doesn’t get anything close to adequate coverage in American mainstream media.
A staunch opponent of the Iraq war, author and global justice activist Arundhati Roy, spoke recently with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now. Roy addresses the “psychosis” of war and questions the accuracy of “democracy versus radical Islam” rhetoric:
So, unfortunately, we are with psychosis. We are dealing with a psychopathic situation. And all of us, including myself, we can’t do anything but keep being reasonable, keep saying what needs to be said. But that doesn’t seem to help the situation, because, of course, as we know, after Iraq, there’s been Libya, there’s . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Arundhati Roy: Iraq and the ‘psychosis’ of U.S. foreign policy
Richard Hughes-Political Blogger
Democratic Socialist Hugo Chavez delivered democracy, human rights and reduced poverty for his citizens.
He dared to stand up to the Americans and allied with Cuba.
US President Jimmy Carter monitored Venezuelan elections and described them as the most fair in South America and yet US and Canadian politicians snidely maligned Chavez as a dictator.
The sins of Chavez and his administration were that in fact that he did exactly the opposite of what the US-Canada practices are in relation to the oil wealth and the corporate forces that dominate the energy resources.
Canadian provinces Newfoundland and Alberta and BC all boast oil and gas riches and yet they are all facing serious deficits resulting from arrangements that put oil corporations benefits ahead of the needs of our citizens.
In death perhaps the value and contributions of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will be recognized.
. . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: President Hugo Chávez Dies-The Vultures are Circling
“Now, the death of Hugo Chavez offers the promise of domestic oil market changes that could roil the energy world and place substantial opportunities at the feet of Canadian oil companies whose expertise in heavy crude is directly applicable to Venezuela’s Orinoco oil fields.” – Globe and Mail By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive | March 5, 2013: READ MORE
Great article by Chris Selley in the National – bravo!Nothing any journalist, politician or press flak says will change what happens. But if I had to pick an optimistic moment from the press conference, it would be a wry little smile that crossed Mr. Layton’s face when he spoke, in both English and French, of “replac[ing] the Conservative government, a few short years from now.” Haggard as he
There is growing evidence that whey protein triggers the activity of osteoblasts, the cells in bones which are responsible for building new bone. It can play an significant part in increasing bone density and improving the quality of collagen in the co…