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Spiked Potatoes

It seems that someone here on PEI is spiking potatoes with spikes—or some other metal object. The police are playing coy about the actual metal objects that have been showing up lately in spuds from a local farm. RCMP Sgt. … Continue reading

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All Trials Legislation Passes in EU

There have been many serious criticisms levelled against pharmaceutical companies for hiding negative results and promoting dubious claims of efficacy and safety of the drugs they manufacture. They have been able to get away with this at least partly because … Continue reading

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Startled by Porn

The Five Eyes is the name by which the security agencies of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States are collectively known. The vegetable soup of organizations (ASD, ASIS, DIO, CDIS, CSEC, CSIS, DDIS, GCSB, NZSIS, DI, … Continue reading

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Marlise Munoz has finally been removed from support

Marlise Muñoz is the women in Texas who was declared brain dead and kept on support because she was pregnant. Many people have called it life-support, but that is a misnomer as she was legally dead by medical standards. The hospital, despite … Continue reading

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Text of Nigeria’s Same Sex (Prohibition) Bill

I went looking for the text of the Bill recently signed into law by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan that criminalizes any expression of same sex attraction. The most recent version I could find was the one passed by the Senate in … Continue reading

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The Canadian Government’s War on Science

John Dupuis of York University, writes at Confessions of a Science Librarian. Beginning in May of 2013 and updating several times since, he has been tracking the ways in which the  current Canadian government has been attacking science and scientists. … Continue reading

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The Cost of being Anonymous

Deric Lostutter became famous, albeit anonymously, when he led the campaign to bring the Steubenville rapists to justice. As a results of his efforts,  Ma’Lik Richmond (just released) and Trent Mays (with a year left) were imprisoned.  Additionally, three other adults have been … Continue reading

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Unrepentant Rapists – Steubenville and Saratoga

Victims of rape very often carry the scars of the assault for the remainder of their lives, and in extreme cases, shorten those lives considerably. In some cases, while the victims are blamed, the rapists are supported by their friend and … Continue reading

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Did she see it coming?

Two years ago, so called psychic Rose Marks of Florida was charged with fraud after taking over $20 million from author Jude Deveraux and undisclosed amounts from other clients. It took two years, but she has been convicted on all … Continue reading

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Health Canada Acts on Nosodes

I’ve written about Nosodes before, and the efforts of others  to protect the health of Canadians by forcing Health Canada to be more honest in their endorsement of those and other so called ‘natural’ products. This past Saturday, the folks … Continue reading

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