Monthly Archives: July 2006

O death, where is thy sting?

Right here, baby! Researchers have developed a “man-made” scorpion venom to be used in the treatment of brain tumours. The venom is used as a carrier to deliver radioactive iodine into tumour cells left behind after surgery has removed the … Continue reading

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Fair trade: Not just for food, but medicine too

Well, who knew? The purchase of surgical equipment should be bound by the same fair trade rules as foodstuffs like coffee, sugar or bananas, a researcher suggests. Dr Mahmood Bhutta said he had anecdotal evidence there was exploitation of workers … Continue reading

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Evo gets fouled!

Gotta love those weekend warrior types. Even the president of Bolivia is one: Bolivian President Evo Morales has suffered a broken nose after being fouled by a goalkeeper during an indoor football match. The president’s team was playing a local … Continue reading

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Douglas MacKinnon is to be shunned

Sometimes, Google Alerts do the most amazing things. Their emphasis on the right-wing falsification of the news cannot be underestimated. Partly, I think, the vast right-wing crapaganda machine is to blame, but sometimes I wonder if Google isn’t complicit. It’s … Continue reading

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They forgot Poland!

A little gem of US hypocrisy, pointed out by “The International Forecaster”, Bob Chapman, via The Bush administration has again tried to convince Russia not to sell arms to Venezuela. As part of a world tour, President Chavez was … Continue reading

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So much for Agent Orange being “harmless”!

Scientists have long been saying otherwise, and here’s one more study to prove it… New Zealand troops who served in the Vietnam War suffered significant genetic damage from exposure to Agent Orange, a study suggests. The chemical was used by … Continue reading

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A few more chickens come home to roost

How’s this for karma being a bitch? An obscure law approved a decade ago by a Republican-controlled Congress has made the Bush administration nervous that officials and troops involved in handling detainee matters might be accused of committing war crimes … Continue reading

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Festive Left Friday Blogging: Happy Birthday, Chavecito!

And may you keep getting more Bolivarian with every passing year.

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One more good reason to sleep in

As if you needed one.Yeek.

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Need any more proof that someone’s living in a vacuum?

Check THIS out:So much for that trite “We are all Israelis now” meme.BTW, GriperBlade has an excellent post with a damning picture unto itself. Perhaps this is what’s got the Israel-uber-alles crowd so…isolated?

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