Reuters -Â IranÂ has slowed its expansion of uranium enrichment and met some demands for transparency but allegations it researched how to build atom bombs look credible and Tehran must address them, the U.N atomic watchdog said.Â The International Atomic Energy Agency report will form the basis for six-power talks on September 2 to look into harsher U.N. sanctions against the Islamic Republic over a uranium enrichment campaign the West fears is a stealthy quest for nuclear weapons. Read Article
The Historian – Can you hear the drums of war getting louder?
American Chronicle – This week has shown that a large number of reports stating that Gardasil is proving unsafe. News stations around the world have reported that Gardasil the HPV vaccine has been found to cause adverse reactions. The adverse reactions range from mild, such as headaches, nausea and fainting, to the more severe such as seizures, blood clots, Guillian Barre Syndrome and even death. This information has come to light since the publication of the JAMA papers on the 19th August 2009, showing the results of the VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System). The Gardasil data published was collected from June 1, 2006 through December 31, 2008. Read Article
The Biochemist – JAMA=Journal of the American Medical Association. Guillian-Barre Syndrome is link. Diane Harper has a lot more than reservations about giving it to young girls. See link: ‘Researcher, Diane M. Harper, blasts Gardasil HPV marketing’ (kpcnews 17/03/07). Quote: “”[It] should not be mandated for 11-year-old girls,…these girls don’t get cervical cancer – they won’t know for 25 years if they will get [that].”” The article also casts doubt on the ‘database’ on Gardasil’s efficacy in children that Merck provided for Gardasil’s approval.
ABC -Â The Greens say a massive oil spill off Australia’s north-west coast is far worse than originally thought, with oil now creeping much closer to the Australian coast.Greens Senator Rachel Siewert says oil is just 20 kilometres off the Australian coast.The incident occurred at the West Atlas mobile offshore drilling unit last Friday, located about 250 kilometres north of Truscott, and 690 kilometres west of Darwin. Read Article
Aug. 25 (Bloomberg) — About half of all cases of penile cancer are linked to a sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer in women and might be prevented with vaccines from Merck & Co. and GlaxoSmithKline Plc, researchers said.
A review of 31 studies involving 1,466 men with penile cancer found the human papillomavirus was present 46.9 percent of the time, according to the report in the Journal of Clinical Pathology. About 26,300 men develop penile cancer each year. It accounts for less than 1 percent of cancers in European and North American men, and up to 10 percent of tumors in men from Africa and Asia, studies show. Read Article
The Biochemist – ref: OYENews 25/08/09 Parents Doubt Gardasil’s Safety.
The Age (AUST) – THE Federal Government’s plan to immunise the population against swine flu is in chaos because doctors’ insurers may not cover them to administer the jab, saying inadequate testing and the possibility of spreading other infections mean there is too high a risk that patients will sue them later. Read Article
Daily Telegraph -Â A moon rock given to the Dutch prime minister by Apollo 11 astronauts in 1969 has turned out to be a fake.Curators at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, where the rock has attracted tens of thousands of visitors each year, discovered that the “lunar rock”, valued at Â£308,000, was in fact petrified wood. Read Article
The Historian – Why would they disrespect the Dutch Prime Minister like that? Did they not have any moon rock from their journey? Assuming they did anything beyond circling the Earth for a few days, and running a pre-recorded film of “the landings” that is……..
Daily Mail – An immigrant baby boom is fuelling Britain’s fastest population growth in half a century.Â The number of people in the UK has passed 61million for the first time, figures showed yesterday. Read article
Daily Mail – A secular group is demanding that tourism groups stop promoting a ‘creationist’ zoo which questions the traditional view of evolution. The Noah’s Ark Zoo is accused by the British Humanist Association of misleading tens of thousands of visitors annually and ‘threatening public understanding’.Â Read Article
Reuters – “We have the ability. I know that I am telling people we are allowed to,” he said. “What I don’t know is if people (employees) are willing to. A lot of them feel hurt, embarrassed, a lot of people have lived in fear because of what I call lynch mobs with pitchforks.” Benmosche was referring to severe criticism of the bonuses paid to some AIG staff at the financial products unit at the center of its meltdown Read Article
The Historian – You could almost feel sorry for the poor things…except that they are not poor, thanks to your money
Russia Today – As the US continues to step up war efforts in Afghanistan, the number of US soldiers refusing deployment to war zones is also increasing. On the ground, they find themselves being terrorists Read Article
San Francisco Chroncile – Critics of the government’s secret no-fly list scored a potentially important victory Monday when a federal appeals court ruled that would-be passengers can ask a judge and jury to decide whether their inclusion on the list violates their rights. The TSA, part of the Homeland Security Department, has lists of hundreds of thousands of names of passengers who allegedly pose a risk of terrorism or air piracy, information the agency shares with airlines. Those on the no-fly list are prevented from boarding. Passengers on a separate “selectee” list undergo additional searches. Read Article
Daily Telegraph – A senior Scotland Yard officer, Detective Chief Inspector Mick Neville, warned police must do more to head off a crisis in public confidence over the use of surveillance cameras.Â DCI Neville said officers need to improve their results to make captured images count against criminals.He said there are more than a million CCTV cameras in London and the Government has spent Â£500 million on the crime-fighting equipment.But he admitted just 1,000 crimes were solved in 2008 using CCTV images as officers fail to make the most of potentially vital evidence. Read Article
The Historian – But how else is Big Brother going to keep you safe?