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Plight of the humble bee

The Times – Native British bees are dying out “” and with them will go flora, fauna and one-third of our diet. We may have less than a decade to save them and avert catastrophe. So why is nothing being done? Read Article

Benjamin Netanyahu vows face-off with Iran

Press TV – Israeli election frontrunner Benjamin Netanyahu says his first mission if elected prime minister would be to ‘thwart the Iranian threat’. In an interview with Israel’s Channel 2 TV late Saturday, Netanyahu said he fully intends to sabotage Tehran’s nuclear efforts once and for all. Read Article

Iran launches its first satellite

BBC – Iran has launched its first domestically made satellite into orbit, state media reports. TV commentary said Monday’s night-time launch from a Safir-2 rocket was “another achievement for Iranian scientists under sanctions”. The satellite was designed for research and telecommunications purposes, the television report said. Iran is subject to UN sanctions as some Western powers think it is trying to build a nuclear bomb, which it denies. Read Article

Alzheimer’s ‘is brain diabetes’

BBC – The most common form of dementia may be closely related to another common disease of old-age – type II diabetes, say scientists. Treating Alzheimer’s with the hormone insulin, or with drugs to boost its effect, may help patients, they claim. Read Article

Iraq’s Shocking Human Toll

AlterNet – About 1 Million Killed, 4.5 Million Displaced, 1-2 Million Widows, 5 Million Orphans Read Article

Let banks fail, says Nobel economist Joseph Stiglitz

Daily Telegraph – The Government should allow every distressed bank to go bankrupt and set up a fresh banking system under temporary state control rather than cripple the country by propping up a corrupt edifice, according to Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel Prize-winning economist. Read Article

The Historian – But how else are the poor things going to get their multi-billion bonuses?

“Think Tank” says GM food required to avoid grave food crisis

The Guardian – Top thinktank issues stark warning of unrest over prices and says GM crops could offer a solution Read Article

The Historian – The only solutions GM Crops will offer are in the form of dividends to Monsanto shareholders and a reduction in the human population as fertility rates plummet.

Bitter Pill – Zyprexa

Rolling Stone – Created to treat schizophrenia, Zyprexa wound up being used on misbehaving kids. How the pharmaceutical industry turned a flawed and dangerous drug into a $16 billion bonanza Read Article

Passport RFIDs cloned wholesale by $250 eBay auction spree

The Register – Using inexpensive off-the-shelf components, an information security expert has built a mobile platform that can clone large numbers of the unique electronic identifiers used in US passport cards and next generation drivers licenses. Read Article

Sudan: Israel arming Darfur rebels

Press TV – Israel has supplied a rebel group involved in the Darfur conflict in Sudan with a considerable amount of weaponry, a new report says. The Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) has received considerably heavy military logistical support from Israel, Sudan’s state media reported on Sunday. Read Article

The Historian – This war, just like that in Somalia, is over black gold. In this case the USA & friends have sided with the Darfur rebels, and China with the Sudanese Government. Whoever’s side wins gets access to the oil…..and in the meantime tens of thousands will be forced from their homes, raped or murdered

Too much television can make children ‘mentally ill’

Daily Telegraph – Too much television and time spent on the internet can make children mentally ill, an in-depth report has concluded.  Read Article

Ex-ISI chief: Nuke India if necessary

PRESS TV – Former Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Hamid Gul says Islamabad should not hesitate to use nuclear weapons against New Delhi. “It is the matter of country’s defense and existence, therefore, Pakistan should never be hesitant to use its atomic capabilities if need arises,” a Press TV correspondent quoted Gul as saying on Sunday.  Read Article