Apr 142019
 
2019-04-12  How a sexual assault victim's lawsuit set a precedent that alarmed the Catholic Church, CBC. The Sunday Edition

Years ago, when I wanted some little grasp of living in a world of addiction,  one that I couldn’t fathom from reading, I deliberately pursued a two-year relationship with a late-stage alcoholic.  Among other lessons was the role of abuse of the child, in its various forms. Subsequently I came across the book “Addicted:  Notes […]

Apr 142019
 

Feel free to copy, paste and edit, for whatever use it might serve. From: To: media or organization or friend or Subject:  (April 12, re changes to governance of Dental & Medical professions)   Dear  (Host of Program), The interviewee said: There is a shortage of health care workers across Canada.  The accurate statement is: […]

Apr 042019
 
2019-04-04  Amazing! a milestone for nature protection and a fine hour for citizen law-making!  Bavaria acts on "Save the Bees".  The Guardian

The Guardian published this under the title:   Bavarian ‘save the bees’ success raises green hopes in Germany Green party hopes to make hay in elections after state adopts well-backed petition Kate Connolly in Berlin A ‘save the bees’ demonstration in Munich in February. Photograph: Sachelle Babbar/Zuma/Rex/Shutterstock Environmentalists in Germany are celebrating a decision by Bavaria […]

Mar 312019
 

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Mar 282019
 
2019-03-27  Second case:  Man awarded $80M in lawsuit claiming Monsanto's Roundup causes cancer, USA Today

Kelly Tyko A U.S. jury has awarded $80 million in damages to a California man in a high-stakes trial over his claim that Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer caused his cancer. The agribusiness giant says it will appeal the decision. (March 27) AP Eight days after a U.S. jury found that Roundup weed killer was a substantial […]

Mar 222019
 

Yale Press Conference and “Science of Vaccine Forum” Features Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. appeared at a press conference and forum on Tuesday to debate the topic of vaccine mandates at the Connecticut state legislature. Speaking in a legislative meeting room and by audio to an overflow room—packed with hundreds of parents, […]

Mar 122019
 
2019-03-12  Court documents reveal Monsanto's efforts to fight glyphosate's 'severe stigma', CBC

Canadian firm hired to recruit scientists to publish studies that ultimately defended Roundup’s key ingredient Gil Shochat, Sylvie Fournier A review by CBC/Radio-Canada of internal Monsanto documents disclosed in the court case of Dewayne Johnson, who sued Monsanto and won $78 million US last October, showed the many efforts Monsanto took to fight a negative […]

Feb 252019
 
2019-02-24  Arizona Lawmakers Pass Vaccine Parental Rights Bills In Face of Criticism

by Jim Satney The Arizona The House Health and Human Services Committee approved three contentious vaccine-related House Bills. Each of the bills loosens government authority over parental immunization matters. Critics believe the measures may lower vaccination density in the state. Republicans and Democrats split the vote, with Republicans mostly siding with approval. The first measure […]

Feb 192019
 

With thanks to Gordon Edwards: Comment: Industry loves the concept that pollution can be “sold” as a benefit to people.  In particular, claiming that chronic radioactive pollution left over from nuclear disasters or from atomic warfare is not ultimately harmful, makes both the spread of nuclear power worldwide and the potential for “limited” nuclear warfare […]

Feb 142019
 
2019-02-10  Plummeting insect numbers 'threaten collapse of nature',  The Guardian

Exclusive: Insects could vanish within a century at current rate of decline, says global review Why are insects in decline, and can we do anything about it? Damian Carrington Environment editor @dpcarrington The rate of insect extinction is eight times faster than that of mammals, birds and reptiles. Photograph: Courtesy of Entomologisher Verein Krefeld The […]