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New cholesterol-lowering drugs coming

New cholesterol-lowering drugs coming

Aug 1, 2015

Watch for the sleight-of-hand • DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels • If your aim in life is pursuing truth, one of the things you might want to study is why deception is so common in life. – American magician Eugene Burger Magicians are experts at directing our attention – basically manipulating and managing our perceptions. Maybe people like magic so much...

Clean tech’s top 10 trends

Clean tech’s top 10 trends

Aug 1, 2015

by Bruce Mason • It’s virtually impossible to stay on top of the clean tech tidal wave exploding in many places on our endangered planet. It’s particularly difficult in Canada where this worldwide transition is being ignored, temporarily diverted and even foolishly subverted. Despite the counter-productive efforts of suspect politicians, greedy businesses...

Conservative Party crashers

Conservative Party crashers

Aug 1, 2015

How Canada got taken by Anthony Hall • The fast approach of the most important federal election in Canadian history highlights the question: “How did Stephen Harper seize control of the Canadian government in the first place?” Were rules broken, laws violated and Canadian institutions subverted? The guilt of Harper and his minions has already been...

The Mount Polley disaster

The Mount Polley disaster

Aug 1, 2015

One year later by Rod Marining • Mining in BC could cost BC taxpayers more than a mine produces in its entire lifetime; that’s the bottom line. The Mount Polley Mine, owned by Imperial Metals, is a prime example. Most BC mines are like nuclear power plants in that mine wastes and toxic heavy metals must be managed for over a thousand years. As long as it...

NEWSBITES: August 2015

The truth about Harper’s child care “Benefit”   • At the end of July, the Harper Conservatives hit a new low. Employment Minister Pierre Poilievre raced around the country in an election-style campaign to promote Harper’s child care cheques, but there’s one thing he hasn’t told families: the new child “benefit” is taxable. That’s...

A global consciousness shift

A global consciousness shift

Aug 1, 2015

SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki • When an assassin killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria in 1914, no one called it the start of the First World War. That happened years later, after the implications, consequences and scale of the response could be assessed. It’s often the way. That’s why historians are important; they put events in...

Erasing internet links

Erasing internet links

Aug 1, 2015

Process should be fair, transparent and independent • INDEPENDENT MEDIA by David Christopher • You don’t have to look far these days to discover new threats to the free and open Internet we all rely on. Recently, OpenMedia has helped fight off a costly new ‘Link Tax,’ mobilized supporters against a reckless spying law and ran high-impact bus ads...

Clean tech: God bless the Pope

Clean tech: God bless the Pope

Jul 2, 2015

by Bruce Mason • A global chorus now has a conductor with impeccable timing and sense of harmony, a man who connects all the dots while just getting warmed up. Of the 300 formal teachings on Catholic doctrine over 275 years, Pope Francis’ Laudato Si: On the Care of Our Common Home is like music; it’s universal. The Pope’s uncompromising indictment of...

War is a racket

War is a racket

Jul 2, 2015

By Major General Smedley Butler (1881 – 1940)   • Smedley Darlington Butler was a United States Marine Corps Major General, the highest rank authorized at that time, and at the time of his death the most decorated Marine in US history. During his 34-year career as a Marine, he participated in military actions in the Philippines, China, Central...

How media disappears bad news about HPV vaccines

How media disappears bad news about HPV vaccines

Jul 2, 2015

Where have all the guinea pigs gone? Some healthcare professionals see this as a serious problem • DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels   • Anyone who discusses vaccines needs to put their perspectives right up front. Here are mine: polarized positions and extreme views are not helpful. Burying inconvenient truths is not helpful. Nor is accusing people of being...