A paper presented at the 2013 Canadian Neuroscience Meeting, the annual meeting of the Canadian Association for Neuroscience – Association Canadienne des Neurosciences (CAN-ACN), says the problem is addiction rather than food wealth – the authors claim that high-fructose corn syrup can cause behavioral reactions in rats similar to those produced by drugs of abuse such as cocaine. It’s the “Food Addiction” hypothesis that has recently become popular, which posits [...]
More than 900 people have been arrested in China for selling fake or tainted meat in the last three months, state media say.
Officials say they uncovered almost 400 such cases and seized more than 20,000 tonnes of fake meat.
In one case, the suspects made fake mutton from foxes, mink and rats after adding chemicals, state media said.
The report is the latest in a series of cases highlighting food safety issues [...]
Best known for its honest and sometimes scathing consumer reviews of restaurants, Yelp has now expanded to include inmates ratings for prisons.
Prisoners, their lawyers and family members are joining the growing band of internet reviewers on Yelp who critique everything from bowling alleys to plumbers.
And with typical candor, reviews make plain that employees at New York’s Sing Sing Correctional facility are the ‘most unprofessional staff in the world and the [...]
Jan 5, 2013
Once again the fight for GMO labeling has reignited with the introduction of a new GMO labeling bill, but this time in Washington. The “Label it Wa” campaign has already gained 350,000 signatures, and is finally headed to the Secretary of State’s office in Olympia for submission. As the movement comes during the same time that a New Mexico law calls for mandatory labeling of GMOs, it is obvious that [...]
Well we almost made it! The total World Government debt came close to reaching $50 trillion for New Year’s Eve (not counting unfunded liabilities). But don’t worry that we didn’t quite make that goal. EVERY SECOND that number increases by $342,000+. The brain-dead economists and public officials still think it is cheaper to borrow than to print. Hello? That was the case when debt could not be used for collateral [...]
Studies have recently shown there is a very exciting virus that seems to cure all different types of cancer in laboratory conditions.
It has no side effects, so could be safely given to humans.
My question is this – why is this virus sitting in a lab instead of being offered to terminal cancer patients who have been ‘sent home to die’?
If there’s no side effects shouldn’t we be giving it to [...]
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A recent survey by Travel + Leisure magazine ranked New York the dirtiest American city.
The online poll of 50,000 people found that rats, funky odors and trash heaps were the main factors for the dubious distinction.
Read more: http://www.myfoxny.com/story/19571033/nyc-dirtiest-us-city#ixzz26ptP9qRk
Gel made by embedding neural stem cells in a mixture of blood clotting protein and growth chemicals
A stem cell gel developed by scientists can regenerate broken spinal cord nerves, research has shown.
The gel is applied to the site of an injury. In rats with completely severed spinal cords, it produced an ‘astonishing degree’ of nerve growth, U.S. scientists said.
Treated animals which were previously paralysed experienced ‘significant’ functional improvement and were [...]
The Brazilian Wandering Spider is responsible for killing more people than any other arachnid
Now scientists say it produces toxins that could have a blood-boosting effect
It sounds like a most unlikely aphrodisiac. But scientists have discovered the venom from what’s considered the world’s deadliest spider could be the secret to bolstering a man’s love life.
Toxins produced by the Brazilian Wandering Spider, or Phoneutria nigriventer, appear to combat erectile dysfunction within 20 minutes [...]
Such BS. People need to understand the US government does NOT give a rats ASS about you.
Their mindset is about their pockets, and their pockets alone.
A New York artist has served up quite possibly every New Yorkers worst nightmare – a gourmet meal made from rats.
Brooklyn artist Laura Ginn put together the $100-a-head feast, plating up two courses of vermin inspired food, beginning with a rat and pork paté and following up with an entree of braised rat.
The event which was created to explore urban self-sufficiency was entitled ‘Tomorrow We Will Feast on What We [...]
Consider: Nevada’s U-6 rate is 22.1 percent, up from just 7.6 percent in 2007. Economically troubled California has a 20.3 percent real rate, while Rhode Island is at 18.3 percent, more than double its 8.3 percent rate in 2007.
As my colleague Floyd Norris explained last month, one possible distortion that has arisen in recent years, thanks to the weakness of the economy, is that “seasonal adjustments make things look better [...]
1. Take Action And Put Bankers Behind Bars. LIBOR and more “In Your Face” Bankers Crimes - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkWrssQoNKA&feature=youtu.be
2. BANKERS BEHIND BARS – YOUR ACTION REQUIRED – SIGN THE PETITION AND MAKE VIDEO VIRAL – LIBOR AND MORE - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcOUe0e8WKo&feature=youtu.be
3. 600+ AND COUNTING WORLDWIDE BANKERS RESIGNATIONS – The Rats Are Jumping Ship (3) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjaJRYQ5Bec&feature=youtu.be
A new report from Vanguard Group casts some doubt on the meme that retail investors have been fleeing stocks like rats from a sinking ship.
The report, “How America Saves,” is the latest installment in Vanguard’s annual survey of the more than 3 million Americans who participate in retirement plans administered by the giant fund company.
To be sure, this year’s study (encompassing data from 2011) shows that the proportion of assets in retirement [...]
The rodents were able to gain “100 per cent recuperation” just weeks after a therapy which helped them grow new nerves in their spine that bypassed their injury, researchers said.
Their brains were once again able to take control of their limbs, with the help of chemicals and electric currents to stimulate the nerves which control their leg muscles.
Scientists in charge of the trial said a similar approach could be used [...]
The Nets are done with Jersey. That is that. They wrapped their final semester-at-sea in Newark with a stinker loss to Philadelphia Monday; Net-loather Chris Christie did not wander out to mid-court and warble Elvis Costello’s “I Hope You’re Happy Now”; there was no high-speed, 50-Ferrari trooper escort to the Verrazano Bridge. They have a road game left at Toronto, but the Nets belong to Brooklyn. Time to blow [...]
Taxpayers may feel kind of blue when they discover their dollars went to fund a study to determine rats like to bop to the music of Miles Davis while hopped up on cocaine.
The study, which was performed at Albany Medical College, drew jeers from the animal rights group In Defense of Animals and landed it on its top ten list of Real Ridiculous Research.
The research found that sober rats don’t really like music [...]
“1) Rats leaving a sinking ship: Either a big economic collapse is about to happen and they are leaving before it does, or a false-flag is coming our way.
2) The “good guys” are finally scaring the “bad guys” away: these resignations have been predicted by many geo-political analysts such as Benjamin Fulford, LaRouche, David Wilcock, and others.
3) Nothing to see here, move along: I can’t believe this theory anymore”
You might not want to read this article if you have a weak stomach. Most Americans have absolutely no idea what is going on in the dark corners of America, and when people find out the truth it can come as quite a shock. Many of you will not believe some of the things Americans are doing just to survive. Some families are living in sewers and drain tunnels, some [...]
House Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats will have a rare moment in the spotlight Friday at a hearing they demanded on the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline.
Approval of the Alberta-to-Texas pipeline has risen to the top of Republicans’ agenda. But Democrats will work at the hearing to undercut GOP claims about the benefits of the pipeline and express their support for President Obama’s decision to reject the project.
Rep. Henry Waxman [...]
(CNSNews.com) – Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says he is worried that a new District of Columbia law that governs how pest control operators must handle rats may result in entire rodent “families” being relocated across the Potomac River into Virginia by D.C. pest control personnel.
Lately, there have been reports of growing rat infestations around the Occupy DC protests at Freedom Plaza and McPherson Square.
Cuccinelli said D.C.’s new rat law–the Wildlife [...]
We need to focus on GDP per capita instead. With fast declining natural resources, and billions of Asians wanting a similar lifestyle as the rich West, the present path we are on is unsustainable. In the near future, it will be increasingly difficult to provide everyone with food, water, housing, jobs, energy, education, health care and other basic services. And there’s only so much that technology can accomplish. Natural resources, [...]
by Karl Bode, BBR
Comcast is under fire in Illinois for installing buggy hardware — literally. An Illinois resident says the company installed a set top box that came with a free cockroach infestation, and once installed resulted in the bugs “pouring out” into his home. When the user went to complain about the used device and his new friends, Comcast took several days to address the problem, the user going so far [...]
Claire Butcher is criminally charged for feeding ducks.
LYNN (CBS) – A woman known as “the bird lady” is facing criminal charges for feeding the ducks at a local pond.
Eighty-year-old Claire Butcher has been feeding the ducks for 45 years at Flax Pond in Lynn.
But the controversy really began to simmer back in 2009.
At the time, Lynn officials were fed up with Butcher. They complained that she would bring shopping carts [...]
An artist’s rendering of the proposed underground park (credit: delanceyunderground.org/)
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — When most people think of the New York City underground, the subway, rats and bad lighting are among the first things that come to mind.
But, how about beautiful spaces with natural sunlight, grass, trees and remarkably good-looking people relaxing in a park-like setting? Well, that’s exactly what pops into the heads of architect James Ramsey and his [...]
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Brink’s Adds Over 1.1 Million Ounces of Silver to Vaults Wednesday!
Yesterday, we reported JP Morgan’s tripling of registered silver inventories overnight with a 1.1 million adjustment of eligible silver into registered.
We have another massive silver movement to report from today’s COMEX inventory update- this time a 1.2 million deposit into Brink’s eligible vaults.
For those with the belief that eligible silver COMEX inventories are meaningless and only registered inventories [...]
China: Bubble or Bonanza?
Wed 14 Sep 11 | 06:07 AM ET
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anyway, our guest host for the next two hours will be on our floor, too. i go back so far, all the way to baldwin — the old days in cincinnati. yes. this was a piano company that figured, we should do annuities. as long as we’re doing the pi [...]
(Reuters) – Muammar Gaddafi’s former right-hand man Abdel Salam Jalloud, who has defected to the Libyan rebel side, said on Sunday Gaddafi would be toppled within 10 days.
Speaking on Italy’s Rai News, Jalloud said Gaddafi’s rule was “certainly” about to end and would be over “within a week, at the latest 10 days, maybe even less.”
Libyan rebels battled their way toward Tripoli on Sunday [...]
Part of the big delusion in our banking system is the reality that debt has become a large source of money flowing through the economy. This is why housing made the perfect vessel for Wall Street and banking speculation. Banks create money by issuing loans and there is nothing larger to loan on than a home. Think about the fact that banks were giving out [...]
Federal regulators say union activists have the legal right to display giant inflatable rats outside companies during labor disputes.
The National Labor Relations Board says putting up a 16-foot-tall rat balloon is allowed even if the business is not directly involved in the conflict between the union and another employer.
The Carpenters union and other labor groups often use the giant rat as a form of street theater. The goal is to [...]
Greetings, hardcore rapture party rats! We don’t want to rain on your parade as you prepare to celebrate this Saturday, May 21, 2011, the date Oakland Bible maven and Family Radio President Harold Camping has picked as the end of the world. But, well, we think some management of expectations is in order here. You see, it turns out that Camping has predicted the end [...]
Re: Obama Demands Budget Deal to Avert Government Shutdown
So let me get this straight. They’ve agreed on EVERYTHING – basically the Democrats agreed to everything the Republicans wanted. But they can’t have a budget agreement because there’s still an ideological battle over the entire $300 million in annual funding given to Planned Parenthood for woman’s health, cancer screenings, family planning (but not abortion, though apparently [...]