Japanese authorities have canceled a tender offer to buy wheat from the U.S., after unapproved genetically modified wheat was found in an Oregon field, Reuters reported on Thursday. Other major wheat importers South Korea, China and the Philippines also said they were monitoring the situation, after the find stirred concerns that the modified wheat could have made it to the marketplace, the report said.
More and more personal and household devices are connecting to the internet, from your television to your car navigation systems to your light switches. CIA Director David Petraeus cannot wait to spy on you through them. …
Petraeus allowed that these household spy devices “change our notions of secrecy” and prompt a rethink of “our notions of identity and secrecy.” All of which is true — if convenient for a CIA director. …
More importantly, they change government bureaucrats’ notions of legality. If they can get away with it, it’s legal. This is the law of the jungle. The issue isn’t “what have you got to hide?” It’s “what are they afraid of?” What do THEY have to hide?
My guess is they assumed all this illegal spying would cause a panopticon prison effect. Looks like they miscalculated.
“Although there is little sign of the UN investigations team declaring chemical weapons have been used, western governments say that reporting of such incidents keeps up pressure on the Assad government and could deter it from large-scale use of chemical weapons,” The Guardian reported on Wednesday.
“There is increasingly strong evidence of localized use of chemical weapons,” French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius claimed on Monday. “We are consulting with our partners to see what concrete consequences that we are going to draw from this.”
According to Turkish officials, however, there is concrete evidence that CIA’s mercenaries operating in Syria under the leadership of the al-Nusra Front, a terrorist group aligned with al-Qaeda in Syria, are in possession of deadly sarin gas and planned to use it against the Syrian Army.
On Wednesday, Turkish officials found the gas in the homes of al-Nusra terrorists in the southern provinces of Adana and Mersia following a search by Turkish police. The terrorists planned to use the gas in an attack in the southern Turkish city of Adana, RT reports today. …
This is what happens when robber barons (Rockefeller, in this case) get into social engineering.
‘Rampant’ police brutality with Obama; the sheriff proud of the ‘worst prison in the world’; as the independent task force finds Guantanamo torture ‘indisputable’, ‘Orwell would have been pressed to conceive the plight of the 86: cleared for release, but denied freedom, using a hunger strike as their last weapon, only to be kept alive by the very people who will not let them go’ – The Independent’s Rupert Cromwell on the concentration camp where even the Pentagon admits most are innocent.
Seek truth from facts with leading lawyer Marjorie Cohn, activist Eric Draitser, Guantanamo detainee representative George Brent Mickum IV, chief investigative reporter Jason Leopold, clinical psychologist Dr. Jeff Kaye, Guantanamo Files author Andy Worthington, and former CIA boss George Tenet.
The real barbarians are at the top of the pyramid. They wear pin-striped suits and hobnob with clueless celebrities. They go unpunished while the emotionally castrated young people they trick into acting out their orders can look forward to a devastated future.
The man who jailed a thousand bankers tells us how to do it; Twice the size of the US economy exposed offshore; and Wall Street circles the nation’s last assets.
Seek truth from facts with former senior financial regulator Bill Black, The Price of Offshore Revisited author James Henry, former Wall Street executive Richard Eskow, Econned author Yves Smith, economists Stephanie Kelton and Dean Baker, and chief vampire squid Lloyd Blankfein.
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Circumcision in HIV-infected men and its effect on HIV transmission to female partners in Rakai, Uganda: a randomised controlled trial.
Observational studies have reported an association between male circumcision and reduced risk of HIV infection in female partners. We assessed whether circumcision in HIV-infected men would reduce transmission of the virus to female sexual partners. …
The trial was stopped early because of futility. 92 couples in the intervention group and 67 couples in the control group were included in the modified ITT analysis. 17 (18%) women in the intervention group and eight (12%) women in the control group acquired HIV during follow-up (p=0.36). Cumulative probabilities of female HIV infection at 24 months were 21.7% (95% CI 12.7-33.4) in the intervention group and 13.4% (6.7-25.8) in the control group (adjusted hazard ratio 1.49, 95% CI 0.62-3.57; p=0.368).