Monthly Archives: July 2015

Florida Board of Medicine you have a pill mill crisis in your state! Why are you contributing to it?

Surveillance image from what was once South Florida's largest pill mill. Courtesy: wsvn.com

Surveillance image from what was once South Florida’s largest pill mill. Courtesy: wsvn.com

Have you seen the statistics in Florida of the deaths and addictions to controlled substances? 

Marianne Skolek Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH)   There is an organization of ordinary citizens operating out of Florida called StoppNow.  Here is a link to their website http://stoppnow.com/?page_id=252.  These ordinary citizens recognize that pill mills operating out of storefront buildings are warehouses of prescription opioids who are dispensing pills to hopelessly addicted people lined up outside the storefront pill mills.  So StoppNow organizes picket lines in front of the pill mills calling attention to law enforcement and the D.E.A. that people are dying and families torn apart because of these pill mills.  Ordinary citizens saving lives — heroes in every sense of the word.

President Obama: support African Civil Society during upcoming visit to Sub-Saharan Africa

obama_nIn April 2014, six Ethiopian bloggers and three journalists associated with the Zone 9 blogging collective were accused of “creating serious risk to the safety or health of the public” and arrested under the country’s vague anti-terrorism law.

William Nicholas Gomes, Global News Centre Human Rights Ambassador

(LONDON) Ethiopia and Kenya face grave and worsening human rights challenges.  In this letter to US President Barack Obama, Wiliam Gomes asks the US political leader to keep these issues at the forefront of your discussions. The longstanding crackdown on human rights groups and journalists in Ethiopia and the use of so-called “anti-terror” laws to stifle the legitimate work of civil society actors in both Kenya and Ethiopia underscore their overall failure to adhere to democratic principles and international human rights standards.

Genocide is Taking Place Right Now in Burma Saladin, Where Are You?

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Jay R. Crook, Ph.D. GlobalNewsCentre

(TUCSON / BOSTON / SACRAMENTO) – The dissolution of the British Empire after the Second World War left a number of problems that still fester, several in the Muslim World. The most notorious, of course, is Palestine, a problem that now preoccupies its successor, the American Empire. There is the unresolved question of Kashmir that endangers the peace of the Indo-Pak subcontinent. There is also the British legacy of the Northwest Frontier in which the 19th-century British colonialists created an ad hoc border that divides the Pashto-speaking people in Afghanistan and Pakistan on both sides of it, a guaranteed recipe for instability and conflict, as we Americans should know by now.

Human Rights: illness becomes wellness

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Quote of the day: “When ‘I’ is replaced with ‘we’ even illness becomes wellness” Malcolm X

Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh Global News Centre

(BETHLEHEM)  Palestine Museum of Natural History Progress in the last week:

– You are invited today (Wednesday July 22) at 2 PM for a talk by Hodgkin the author of “A History of Mathematics From Mesopotamia to Modernity” and retired math professor from King’s College in London. His lecture is titled “Mathematics and justice: what is mathematics doing to us, and what could it do for us?” Earlier, we took a trip with Prof. Hodgkin to Artas because he is the grandchild of Mrs. Crowford (she and Louise Baldensperger were partners in the 1920s/1930s in studying Palestinian plants and folklore in that town)

The Nuclear Agreement with Iran is good for the US

irannucleardealThe main opposition to the agreement with Iran comes from Israel. The Israelis fear Iran dominance in the region and want an Iran hobbled by sanctions.

Ralph E. Stone Global News Centre

(SAN FRANCISCO)  On July 14th, the U.S., China, France, Germany, Great Britain, and Russia reached an agreement with Iran to “to limit Tehran’s nuclear ability in return for lifting international oil and financial sanctions.”  In reality, the negotiations were less about curbing nuclear proliferation and more about international trade and U.S. prestige.  On balance, this Iran nuclear agreement is realistic, pragmatic and, on balance, good for the U.S.

Opponents of the agreement wanted an Iran unconditional surrender.  However, these were negotiations — a dialogue between Iran and six nations with a goal of reaching a mutually beneficial outcome.

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To: Canada — Should Lynn R. Webster, MD be serving on your prescription opioid advisory panel?

Webster - NEWWebster’s pain clinic in Salt Lake City, Utah was raided by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) a few years ago because of deaths at his clinic — 20 plus. 

Marianne Skolek Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH)    An organization in Canada called “Get Prescription Drugs Off the Street” aka GPDOTS.com (website www.GPDOTS.com) headed by Amy Graves recently wrote a letter to the Canadian Minister of Health.  A copy of their letter can be viewed here: https://www.scribd.com/doc/271952270/Gp-Dots-Pharma-Letter-Nova-Scotia-71015

GPDOTS has justifiable concern as they reference “Pharmaceutical marketing and their conflicts of interest in Canada.”  They cite the influence pharmaceutical companies have on Canadian physicians with troubling guidelines and regulatory bodies.

“Sowing the Wind” at Los Alamos and “Reaping the Whirlwind” at Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Chernobyl, Three Mile Island and Fukushima”

nuclear-bomb-badger350“Down in New Mexico we were trav’lin’ along.  Stopped in Los Alamos, didn’t stay long,  But we wanted to see the scene of the crime  Where they made the A-bomb and then created a shrine.”—From Keeping the Peace, by singer-songwriter Sara Thomsen

By Gary G. Kohls, MD

(DULUTH) 70 years ago this week (July 16, 1945), an assortment of foreign scientists, the original group of which were mostly refugees fleeing European fascism, succeeded in exploding the first experimental atomic bomb.

The site of detonation of the plutonium bomb (which was essentially identical to the one that ambushed and destroyed Nagasaki a few weeks later on August 9) was in the desert outside Alamogordo, New Mexico. The site of the blast was to become blasphemously known as the Trinity Site. Trinity was the code name for the experiment and the Manhattan Project was the code name for the US Army’s secret project to develop atomic bombs, with the stated intent to use them against military targets in Nazi Germany. That is, until Germany surrendered before any of the bombs were ready to launch.

UK Foreign Office notes concerns over militarisation, land occupation and rumours of secret detention in Sri Lanka

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The report noted that Tamils had boycotted the Presidential Commission on Missing persons.

(TAMIL GUARDIAN)   Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO,) in their annual corporate report on Sri Lanka, noted that “some concerns” remained despite a number of positive steps in undertaking legal reforms by the new government.

Citing local contacts in the North-East, the FCO report highlighted issues of land grab and militarisation, stating,

Solid particles vs atoms of gases

Clockwise from top left, they are solid, liquid, plasma, and gas, represented by an ice sculpture, a drop of water, electrical arcing from a tesla coil. Courtesy: wikipedia.org

Clockwise from top left, they are solid, liquid, plasma, and gas, represented by an ice sculpture, a drop of water, electrical arcing from a tesla coil. Courtesy: wikipedia.org

I have been trying since 1978 to convince scientists they must abandon their obstinate obsession with particles and recognize the ability of Nature to create the illusion of the movement of particles if they hope to understand what causes the auroras, the coma and tail of comets, the rings of Saturn, the great red spot of Jupiter, the volcanoes of Io, the geysers of Enceladus and the many glowing anomalies that have been reported by airline pilots and astronauts for decades.

Edsel Chromie Global News Centre

(SAN DIEGO)   An associate recently sent a link to the article regarding the U. K. consortium’s mission to study solar storms.  This certainly has a bearing on the difference between particles and invisible atoms of gases.  Notice in the first sentence of the article by Colin Jeffrey it states: “Coronal mass ejections are caused by the sudden release of built-up magnetic stress in the Sun’s atmosphere.” 

Human Rights: thinking globally, acting locally

israel-signOne thing about empires that people have to know: they do not last. They get the hubris to think they can last and that they can manage affairs of other people in perpetuity but this is an illusion.

Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh Global News Centre

(BETHLEHEM)  The first two paragraphs below are commentary/”thinking globally” followed by suggestions on “acting locally”. So you can skip the next two paragraphs if you like and go directly to actions.

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