May 172018
 

This information is available and known.  Wikipedia has a write-up, with sources foot-noted.   From Wikipedia.   Imidacloprid.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imidacloprid#Neonicotinoids_banned_by_the_European_Union  The last item is: Regulation Neonicotinoids banned by the European Union See also: Neonicotinoid § European Union In February 2018, the European Food Safety Authority published a new report indicating that neonicotinoids pose a serious danger to both […]

May 172018
 
2017-06-08   Health Canada holds off on neonicotinoid ban, Western Producer

By Robert Arnason Environment Canada data from 2012-14 showed that imidacloprid concentrations were highest in creeks and streams in southern Ontario, particularly in areas with intensive vegetable, fruit and grape production. | Getty photo Health Canada won’t issue a final decision on whether it will ban imidacloprid for at least six months, says a horticultural […]

May 172018
 

https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/colony-collapse-disorder-pesticide/   Boston, MA – The likely culprit in sharp worldwide declines in honeybee colonies since 2006 is imidacloprid, one of the most widely used pesticides, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). The authors, led by Chensheng (Alex) Lu, associate professor of environmental exposure biology in the Department of […]

Mar 212018
 

(Scroll down to the announcement from Tufts.) ECONOMIC INDICATORS: JUST ONE of the problems:   The Accounting system defines what is included in “Operating Costs”.  Then, (simplified):  Revenue minus Expenses (costs) is Profit.   Profits are available for distribution to Investors.   The fewer costs you pay, the more that can be paid to investors (and […]

Mar 132018
 

You might imagine why I help support Open Media! From: OpenMedia Subject: They’re afraid to air our ads Sandra, Radio stations are refusing to run our ads educating Canadians about Bell’s proposal for extrajudicial website blocking. Why? Because they’re afraid the ads would give the CRTC ammunition to remove their license. What a cold and […]

Mar 012018
 
2018-02-26  A New Website Names and Shames Universities and Companies Who Fail to Report Clinical Trials, Pacific Standard

In 10 years, the government has never fined anyone for breaking a law about reporting clinical trials. A new effort is trying to push things along. https://psmag.com/economics/schools-and-companies-who-fail-to-report-clinical-trials Francie Diep (Photo: rawpixel/Unsplash) Every day, the numbers tick upward. It began with $70,000 last Monday. That Wednesday, it was $170,000. Today, it’s $624,726. That’s how much the […]

Dec 112017
 

The Minerva Initiative  (American Dept of Defence (DoD)). My original source of information,  an American Dept of Defence (DoD) URL, no longer valid. (for the record – http://minerva.dtic.mil/overview.html) But keep reading.  Minerva was re-branded, it has a new website.   From the old one: The Minerva Initiative is a Department of Defense (DoD)-sponsored, university-based social science […]

Dec 112017
 
2014-06-12  Pentagon preparing for mass civil breakdown,  The Guardian    (The Minerva Research Initiative, DoD funding of research in the Social Sciences at Universities)

RELATED:   The Minerva Initiative   https://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2014/jun/12/pentagon-mass-civil-breakdown Social science is being militarised to develop ‘operational tools’ to target peaceful activists and protest movements The Pentagon is funding social science research to model risks of “social contagions” that could damage US strategic interests. Photograph: Jason Reed/REUTERS Nafeez Ahmed A US Department of Defense (DoD) research programme […]

Dec 072017
 

You will handle the following in your own good way! In “The Golden Notebook“, author Doris Lessing writes:   “The other thing taught from the start is to distrust one’s own judgement.  Children are taught submission to authority, how to search for other people’s opinions and decisions, and how to quote and comply. As in […]