Unwanted, marginalised, defiant – the Roma people have become the target of governments across Europe.
In France and Italy they have been thrown out in their thousands – accused of illegally overstaying their welcome and blamed for increases in crime. They say that in their countries of origin they are victims of discrimination – a minority with few opportunities. They are now taking advantage of European Union laws that allow freedom of travel to all European citizens – looking West to find a better life, yet reluctant to adapt to Western ways. The Roma issue has now been forced on EU policy makers – they have to find a balance between the growing hostility and the rights of the Roma.
Dec 31, 2012
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was hospitalized in New York on Sunday after doctors monitoring her recovery from a concussion discovered a blood clot, according to a statement from her office.
The statement said that “in the course of a follow-up exam, Secretary Clinton’s doctors discovered a blood clot had formed, stemming from the concussion she sustained several weeks ago. She is being treated with anti-coagulants and is at New York-Presbyterian Hospital so that they can monitor the medication over the next 48 hours.
“Her doctors will continue to assess her condition, including other issues associated with her concussion. They will determine if any further action is required.
”Clinton aide Philippe Reines, who issued the statement, declined to provide further details.
Reines said on Thursday that Clinton’s recuperation was continuing and that she was expected to resume her office schedule this week.
Clinton, 65, has not been seen in public since the first week in December, when she reportedly contracted a stomach virus during a trip to Europe. On Dec. 15, the State Department said that she had fainted at her home two days earlier, as a result of dehydration from the virus, and had sustained a concussion. The State Department said that her doctors had advised further rest.
During her absence, Clinton canceled an overseas trip and her scheduled testimony before Congress about the Sept. 11 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. She also did not appear at the White House on Dec. 21, when President Obama introduced Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) as his nominee to succeed Clinton.Republicans have said that they are likely to hold up Kerry’s nomination hearing until Clinton testifies about the Benghazi attack, but the impact of this new disclosure was unclear.
Clinton said two summers ago that she would not stay in her job in a second Obama term.
Before the announcement about Clinton’s hospitalization, Obama appeared Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” and reaffirmed an earlier decision by Clinton to carry out all 29 recommendations made by a State Department review panel that examined the circumstances surrounding the attacks in Benghazi that killed U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans on Sept. 11. “My message to the State Department has been very simple, and that is we’re going to solve this,” he said. “We’re not going to be defensive about it; we’re not going to pretend that this was not a problem — this was a huge problem.”
Obama said one major finding — that the State Department relied too heavily on untested local Libyan militias to safeguard the compound in Benghazi — reflected “internal reviews” by the government. “It confirms what we had already seen based on some of our internal reviews; there was just some sloppiness, not intentional, in terms of how we secure embassies in areas where you essentially don’t have governments that have a lot of capacity to protect those embassies,” he said.
In a government lab where scientists slice open dead animals to study the exotic diseases that killed them, Carol Meteyer peered through a microscope at hundreds of little bats and started to notice something very weird.
The bats had managed to survive the white-nose fungus that had killed millions of other bats hibernating in caves, mostly in the Northeast. But they had succumbed to something else that had left their tiny corpses in tatters, their wings scorched and pocked with holes.
Meteyer, a scientist for the U.S. Geological Survey, had stumbled upon a phenomenon never before seen in mammals in the wild. A similar finding had been observed only once before — in people with AIDS.
Now scientists hope studying the immunology of bats might help in the development of treatments for AIDS.
The devastating immune-system attack, called IRIS for immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome, plays out differently in humans and bats, according to an article by Meteyer and two colleagues that recently appeared in the journal Virulence.
When bats hibernate in winter, their heart rates slow and their immune systems all but shut down, making them vulnerable to the cave-dwelling fungus Geomyces destructansthat causes white-nose and eats away skin, connective tissue and muscle.
When bats wake up in late March, their immune systems react like startled homeowners who realize prowlers are inside the house. They launch a wild search-and-destroy mission that annihilates the disease, but also healthy cells and tissue.
“It’s not natural. It’s cellular suicide. It comes out in a huge wave, going out to those areas of infection and kills everything,” said Meteyer, who was a veterinary pathologist for the USGS in Madison, Wis., at the time of her discovery but now is the deputy coordinator for contaminant biology for the agency in Reston.
For AIDS patients, the immune-system syndrome plays out differently. After antiretroviral treatment improves patients’ health, their restored immune systems can launch an exaggerated attack against any previously acquired opportunistic infection the treatment didn’t catch, causing extensive damage.
Scientists now hope to study the immunology of bats to try to uncover findings that can assist the development of treatments for AIDS.
Meteyer said she envisions a day when “we can look closely at the mechanism driving this intense response in bats and potentially get insight into this phenomenon in humans.”
Her co-author, Judith Mandl, a research fellow for the National Institutes of Health involved in AIDS research, was also intrigued by the similarities between bat and human reactions. “When you release immune suppression, you get a response that’s a lot more damaging than helpful,” she said. The third co-author is Daniel Barber, who also works at NIH.
Eleftherios Mylonakis, Virulence’s editor-in-chief, said he included the research in the Nov. 15 edition because it represents the “out of the box” thinking the journal seeks to capture. “We want to support scientists thinking in novel ways,” he said. “Very often what we see in our patients is already seen in some form or another in nature and we want to understand these connections in order to facilitate new discoveries.”
- Practice of withdrawing food and fluid by tube being used on young patients
- Doctor admits starving and dehydrating ten babies to death in neonatal unit
- Liverpool Care Pathway subject of independent inquiry ordered by ministers
- Investigation, including child patients, will look at whether cash payments to hospitals to hit death pathway targets have influenced doctors’ decisions
By Sue Reid and Simon Caldwell
Sick children are being discharged from NHS hospitals to die at home or in hospices on controversial ‘death pathways’.
Until now, end of life regime the Liverpool Care Pathway was thought to have involved only elderly and terminally-ill adults. But the Mail can reveal the practice of withdrawing food and fluid by tube is being used on young patients as well as severely disabled newborn babies.
One doctor has admitted starving and dehydrating ten babies to death in the neonatal unit of one hospital alone.
Writing in a leading medical journal, the physician revealed the process can take an average of ten days during which a baby becomes ‘smaller and shrunken’.
The LCP – on which 130,000 elderly and terminally-ill adult patients die each year – is now the subject of an independent inquiry ordered by ministers.
The investigation, which will include child patients, will look at whether cash payments to hospitals to hit death pathway targets have influenced doctors’ decisions.
Medical critics of the LCP insist it is impossible to say when a patient will die and as a result the LCP death becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. They say it is a form of euthanasia, used to clear hospital beds and save the NHS money…
Read more at the Mail Online
21st Century Wire
Oct 14, 2013
Is there a hidden dimension to the war posturing against Iran by the Western Alliance? You can decide, based on new information now coming forward…
Mehran Tavakoli Keshe, an Iranian born Nuclear Engineer, Inventor and Founder of The Keshe Foundation, based in Belgium, claims to have helped the Iranian Government develop a ‘superior’ space program based on his nuclear plasma technology.
The Iranian Government openly promotes their space program and may have used a Keshe technology based ‘UFO’ style anti-gravity spaceship complete with tractor beams to capture the infamous US RQ170 Sentinel drone, an event which embarrassed the Obama administration and shook the CIA in December 2011.
Keshe, who some see as the ‘Tesla of Physics’ has been offering his technology free to any Government or scientist willing to listen for years, but claims he has been turned away first by Nasa in 1985 and subsequently by countless other organizations and Governments. Keshe asserts that only the Iranian Government were willing to co-develop the technology, but this, if true adds a potentially crazy twist to the unfolding Iran saga. If Iran do possess these advanced technologies, Keshe claims they will have impenetrable airspace defense capabilities and will be able to destroy opposition forces globally within minutes.
Staggering as these claims are, and as unlikely a scenario as an Iranian victory over the US, Israel and their allies might seem, there are tantalizing clues that there may be some substance to the story, and Iran might be able to punch well above it’s weight in a military conflict. Keshe claims to have suffered severe harassment including incarceration and questioning while in transit by Canadian authorities, for which he has evidence in the form of paperwork and his unexplained absence from a scientific gathering he was due to speak at. His equipment, data and papers have been confiscated or copied by various authorities including the Belgian Government, while an imposter claiming to represent the Keshe Foundation has been causing trouble with Governments and corporations, damaging the Foundations credibility as it tries to advance the scientific community’s understanding of the plasma driven sub-atomic Universe Keshe theorized to develop his range of (he claims) fully working technologies which include food, water and energy solutions. Keshe’s most intriguing claim is that US President Obama has issued an executive order effectively banning anyone from even viewing the Keshe technologies.
An executive order issued in April this year threatens anyone considered ‘…to have sold, leased, or otherwise provided, directly or indirectly, goods, services, or technology to Iran or Syria likely to be used to facilitate computer or network disruption, monitoring, or tracking that could assist in or enable serious human rights abuses by or on behalf of the Government of Iran or the Government of Syria…
‘ Keshe’s technology is reported to eradicate local electronic activities while operational, and thus may have been used to electronically sever the US drone from it’s eight communications satellites before it’s capture by Iranian forces. Whether aimed at Keshe or not, this Executive Order could certainly be applied to Keshe and anyone that associates with him due to his collaboration on high technology projects in Tehran.
Keshe claims Iran have not initiated aggressive action against anyone for hundreds of years, but have stated that they will not hesitate to use his technology to ‘annihilate’ any aggressor(s) against Iran, should military action take place. It’s hard to believe the US administration and CIA are not aware of this left field dimension to the military potential of Iran, especially as their RQ 170 Sentinel was captured inexplicably unharmed representing a huge compromise of US military security, even if it was captured using standard hacking techniques – which should have left it a crashed wreck.
Could this ‘Keshe factor’ be playing a hidden role in the unfolding story of Iran? If there is even a grain of truth in the plasma theory and the Keshe technologies the implications could be global and game changing for humanity’s immediate and long term future. Keshe has written an open letter to the Obama administration asking them to accept that his technologies could free the human race from many restrictions and solve most challenges, and to move beyond the power position their current technological advantages give them for the good of humanity. As yet he has received no reply.
Many readers might find this story outlandish, but I encourage those who do to follow your own lines of research to assess this potentially important story – which has implications and dimensions beyond the Iran issue – for themselves.
21st Century Wire TV – ‘FOCUS ON IRAN’ – Part 2 – We speak with independent researcher and science writer Dante Xavier Voltaire to discuss Iran’s emerging technologies which may come as a surprise to many people, and could be pivotal for the quantum physics debate…
Pharmaceutical companies developing new drugs must be protected from companies that may seek to market the ingredients in those drugs as dietary supplements. The marketing of such products has the potential to undermine the incentive for the development of new drugs because many people may choose to purchase the supplements rather than the drugs.So, that basically sums it up. In order to protect the money-grabbing interests of this company, at whatever risk to the health of the general public, the federal government should step in and take the supplements out. I suppose that line of thought makes sense if you are a top official with Medicure Pharma. But, the FDA has not yet honored the ANH’s petition yet concerning the B6 supplements. And while the FDA doesn’t always care what is in the best interest of the people, we hope that by joining the ANH, we can make our voices heard. You can help. Contact the FDA and Congress today and let them know that not all consumers are interested in drugs over supplements. You can find a petition here on the Alliance for Natural Health’s website. Two other equally upsetting cases come to mind. Through examining and following the FDA’s decisions, anyone can see that the organization continuously pushes pharmaceutical drugs while censoring health food and supplements and their ability to heal. Such is the case with a company known as Fleminger, Inc. and their green tea product, where the FDA threatened to seize Fleminger Inc.’s products, in addition to making them completely change their claim statement. The company claimed green tea reduces the risk of breast and prostate cancer, so the FDA insisted they use the claim:
Green tea may reduce the risk of breast or prostate cancer. FDA does not agree that green tea may reduce the risk because there is very little scientific evidence for the claim.In another situation, claims made by Diamond Foods that omega-3′s found in walnuts produce health benefits make their walnuts “drugs”. As far as the FDA is concerned, these “drugs” can not be legally marketed in the United States without an approved new drug application. Explore More:
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