Scientists Plan to Create New Bird Flu Strain in Lab

Scientists who sparked an outcry when they created easier-to-spread versions of the bird flu want to try such experiments again, this time using a worrisome new strain known as H7N9. Since it broke out in March in China, the bird flu strain has infected more than 130 people and killed 43. Such research is allowed […]

Pentagon requests $49 million to build new prison at Guantanamo for ‘special’ detainees

ShareThis Pentagon requests $ 49 million to build new prison at Guantánamo for ‘special’ detainees 21 Mar 2013 The United States Southern Command has requested $ 49 million to build a new prison building at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, for “special” detainees prisoners on top of other renovations it says are necessary since Congress has decided […]

Open Seeds: Biopiracy and the Patenting of Life

“From seed-saving and preservation projects to an increased awareness of and interest in organic foods, people around the globe are beginning to take the issue of the food supply as seriously as the companies that are quite literally attempting to ram their products down the consumers’ throats. As always, the power lies with the consumers, […]

A US government program secretly injected people with plutonium

The horrors of the nuclear age, in terms of exploding reactors and nuclear bombs, are well known. Behind the well-publicized threat of mass death lies a secret history of nuclear projects being used to destroy individuals. In the late 1940s, United States citizens were injected with plutonium without their knowledge. Red Ice Creations News Feed […]

Decision time for researchers of deadly bird flu

When 22 bird flu experts meet at the World Health Organization this week, they will be tasked with deciding just how far scientists should go in creating lethal mutant viruses ‘in the name of research.’ 14 Feb 2012 The hurriedly assembled meeting is designed to try to settle an unprecedented row over a call to […]

Decision time for researchers of deadly bird flu

When 22 bird flu experts meet at the World Health Organization this week, they will be tasked with deciding just how far scientists should go in creating lethal mutant viruses ‘in the name of research.’ 14 Feb 2012 The hurriedly assembled meeting is designed to try to settle an unprecedented row over a call to […]

Day after losses, Romney says he’s better tea party candidate than GOP rivals

By Associated Press, The Washington Post ATLANTA — Mitt Romney says he’s a better tea party candidate than his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination. The former Massachusetts governor lashed out at Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum on Wednesday, the day after losing contests in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado. Romney says his opponents are members […]

Senate Considers Taxes From Inherited IRAs to Pay for Roads

By Carol Wolf, Bloomberg.com U.S. highway and bridge projects would be financed by tax changes including closing loopholes, forcing early distribution of inherited IRAs and reallocating other tariffs under legislation before a Senate panel today. The panel will also consider an amendment to let the federal vehicle tax rise with inflation. A recommendation to require […]

Workers to pay 30% more in taxes

By GERRY SHIELDS, NYPost.com WASHINGTON — Ouch! A new budget report released yesterday projects that federal taxes will shoot up 30 percent over the next two years due to a rise in personal income and the scheduled expiration of federal tax breaks. The $ 800 billion hit to taxpayers would come partly through the elimination […]

Romney Wins Florida Republican Presidential Primary, AP Projects

ShareThis Breaking: Romney Wins Florida Republican Presidential Primary, AP Projects –Victory gives Romney all 50 of Florida’s convention delegates 31 Jan 2012 Mitt Romney won today’s Florida Republican presidential primary, the Associated Press projected as polls closed, re-establishing him as the frontrunner for his party’s nomination after his Jan. 21 loss in South Carolina to […]