‘A newly approved pain medication aimed at easing the suffering of long-term patients has many in the medical community worried.
Over 40 health care, consumer and addiction treatment groups want the FDA to revoke its approval of Zohydro.
Zohydro is a hydrocodone, since it is generic and not brand based, drug and is believed to be highly addictive.
A leading medical expert called the pill a “whopping dose of hydrocodone packed in easy-to-crush capsule.” He also went on to say it will kill people as soon as it is released. The FDA says the drug’s benefit outweigh any risks.’
‘From all sectors of the media tributes continue to pour in honouring this remarkable human being. His name was never a household word, but there are few houses where his music has not been heard at one time or another.
His life spanned 2 World Wars, a depression, a Civil War in Spain, a Cold War, wars in Korea, Vietnam and His music captured it all. He was truly a gift to the people of America and the world at large ….’
‘Eternal Life: a promise which has always seemed, well .. let’s say.. somewhat out of reach..
But then, whoever was it who told us that such a state might be attainable to Earth bound mortals?
I’m not sure – was it Jesus? And then, would any of us actually consider this sort of eternal life a blessing? I doubt it .. maybe more the opposite, especially if this life was viewed as the template for all lives to come!
But what if it wasn’t – and some bolder vision was able to take centre stage in our lives – what then?’
‘Biocentrism teaches that life and consciousness are fundamental to the universe. It is consciousness that creates the material universe, not the other way around.
Lanza points to the structure of the universe itself, and that the laws, forces, and constants of the universe appear to be fine-tuned for life, implying intelligence existed prior to matter.
He also claims that space and time are not objects or things, but rather tools of our animal understanding.
Lanza says that we carry space and time around with us “like turtles with shells.” meaning that when the shell comes off (space and time), we still exist.’
‘The Israeli Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch instructed police on Sunday to probe public placards that have appeared proclaiming satisfaction and even joy at the death on Saturday of former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
The notices were posted in several Yeshivas or religious academies after Sharon’s death Saturday.
A message which appeared at the Torat HaChaim yeshiva in central Israel, which was evacuated from a Gaza settlement following Sharon’s orders to pull out, read: “A hearty mazal tov to Ariel Sharon upon his demise,” the Times of Israel reported. ‘Mazal Tov’ is a Jewish congratulation at birthdays and other significant events.’
‘On behalf of usuryfree creatives and readers here at The UsuryFree Eye Opener I would like to offer sincere condolences to Margrit Kennedy’s family, her many friends from all over the world and her colleagues in the usuryfree community currency movement.
Margrit Kennedy, from Steyerberg, Germany departed planet earth on December 28, 2013 – overcome with “cancer.”‘
‘Drone aircraft, which we first heard of as weapons of war used by the United States in foreign lands, are now poised for a full-scale invasion of the skies above the US itself. On December 30, 2013 the US Federal Aviation Administration announced its choices for drone testing in six states around the country — Alaska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Texas and Virginia. These six states may in turn do their testing in more than one location, For example, according to the Anchorage Daily News, drone testing centered in Alaska at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks will be called “the ‘Pan-Pacific Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Range Complex.’ It includes six flight ranges in Alaska, four in Hawaii and three in Oregon.” According to the Honolulu Star Advertiser “the Pohakuloa Training Area on Hawaii island, the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai and even the island of Niihau have been included in discussions of places where the testing could occur.”
According to the East Oregonian, drone testing is likely to involve a former military base in Pendleton, Port of Tillamook, and Warm Springs. Likewise, the New York operation will be run from the former Griffiss Air Force base in Rome, NY and, according to the Cape Cod Times, will also include the former Otis Air Base on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The Times reports that ”the Cape site had the support of the state’s congressional delegation, a statewide military asset commission and business leaders” and that “among the institutions involved in the bid are Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Rochester Institute of Technology.”‘
‘With the Woolwich trial now over, there are some important questions that need to be asked in relation to the value our societies give to lives lost both in the East and the West. The way in which we understand war crimes during the conduct of hostilities needs to also be addressed.
For the last twelve years, I have advocated for a greater respect for the standards laid out in the Geneva Conventions and the humanitarian considerations expressed within Islamic jurisprudence on jihad. Abuses and excesses of these standards by both sides have resulted in a culture of brutality developing, where the process of dehumanisation plays an increasing role in the way horrific acts are conducted.’