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Mexican Marines Executed Three U.S. Citizens

January 27th, 2018

Via: Newsweek: Three U.S. siblings found dead in Mexico in 2014 were executed by Mexican marines and a border mayor’s paramilitary security team, the country’s National Human Rights Commission said Thursday. Erica Alvarado Salinas, 26, Alex Alvarado, 22, and Jose Angel Alvarado, 21, all American citizens, disappeared on October 13, 2014, while visiting their father […]

Sodium Valproate Causing Physical Abnormalities, Autism, Low IQ and Learning Disabilities Across Generations

January 22nd, 2018

Via: BBC: An MP has said the harm caused to children after their mothers were given the epilepsy drug sodium valproate is an “extraordinary scandal”. It is thought about 20,000 children in the UK have been left with disabilities caused by valproate since the 1970s. Norman Lamb MP said it was also “extraordinarily distressing” new […]

Why Some African Americans Are Moving to Africa

January 19th, 2018

Via: Al Jazeera: You might not have electricity, but you won’t get killed by the police either. … “I think more will come when they begin to see it as a viable alternative. But it’s not easy and it’s not cheap. I can’t say what’s happening in America today is any worse than what’s been […]

Miami: Dirty Gold, Clean Cash

January 17th, 2018

I’m ticking Covert Operations on this one, just in case. 😉 Via: Miami Herald: When Juan Granda ventured into Peru’s Amazon rainforest to score another illicit load of gold, he boasted that he felt like legendary Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. “I’m like Pablo coming … to get the coke,” he told two co-workers in […]

Suspect with House Full of Children and Adults Chained to Beds Had Worked for Northrop and Lockheed

January 15th, 2018

Via: Heavy: The family was not without means at one time. At the time of the bankruptcy, the couple was living in Murrieta, California with their then-12 children. Although they had a lot of mouths to feed, the court records indicate that David Turpin earned more than $11,000 a month working as an engineer for […]

The Proportion of Medical Procedures Unsupported by Evidence May be Nearly Half

December 31st, 2017

Via: Vox: The recent news that stents inserted in patients with heart disease to keep arteries open work no better than a placebo ought to be shocking. Each year, hundreds of thousands of American patients receive stents for the relief of chest pain, and the cost of the procedure ranges from $11,000 to $41,000 in […]

America’s Worst Graveyard Shift Is Grinding Up Workers

December 30th, 2017

Via: Bloomberg: Cleanup at the slaughterhouse is as dangerous as it is repulsive, and the immigrants who do the work are under pressure to complete it faster than ever.

Canada: Gag Order in CIA Brainwashing Case

December 18th, 2017

Via: CBC News: Forty years after revelations that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency funded brainwashing experiments on unsuspecting Canadians, the Trudeau government is continuing a pattern of silencing the victims, a lawyer for one of the families says. A recent Department of Justice gag order in an out-of-court settlement was designed to avoid responsibility and […]

One-Third of All Americans Killed by Strangers Are Killed by Police

December 9th, 2017

Via: Granta: Americans are afraid of many threats to their lives – serial killers, crazed gunmen, gang bangers, and above all terrorists – but these threats are surprisingly unlikely. Approximately three-quarters of all homicide victims in America are killed by someone they know. And the real threat from strangers is quite different from what most […]

Police Officer Who Executed Unarmed Father of Two Found Not Guilty of Murder

December 8th, 2017

Via: Daily Mail: A former Arizona police officer was found not guilty of murder Thursday of in the 2016 fatal shooting of an unarmed man outside his hotel room, as video of the shocking moment is finally released by officials. Philip Mitchell Brailsford, 27, was found not guilty in the 2016 death of 26-year-old father-of-two […]

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