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Thursday October 23, 2014

DATELINE BAGHDAD: CARYLE MURPHY, WASHINGTON POST - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

Caryle Murphy, Washington Post Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author of Passion for Islam: Shaping the Middle East. Caryle has just returned from a temporary tour of duty in Baghdad, where she covered events there for the Post from February to May. She became chief of the Post's Cairo bureau in 1989 and until mid-1994, was responsible for covering the Arab world. On August 2, 1990, Murphy was in Kuwait when Iraq invaded the emirate. She remained there for almost a month after the inv...

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Katherine Eben on “Dangerous Drugs�--Mitch Perry

Cyclone Commerce has released a new platform that it says will help prevent counterfeit drugs by providing pharmaceutical companies with real-time visibility throughout the supply chain. The new program, known as ePedigree, comes as drug industry analysts estimate that nearly 10% of drugs worldwide are counterfeit

This follows last week’s announcement by CVS, the nation’s largest retail drugstore drug chain by store count, that it will no longer purchase drugs from wholesal...

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Attempt to sue Gun Company Fails

An appeals court this week dashed a widow's hope of punishing the gun industry for a so-called Saturday night special handgun used to kill a popular Palm Beach County School teacher. The 4th District Court of Appeal ruled Wednesday that Florida's civil negligence laws do NOT support a 2003 jury verdict that found the distributor of.25-caliber gun partially liable for the death of teacher Barry Grunow. The ruling could be the last legal gasp for his widow, Pam Grunow's long battle to have t...

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PROFESSOR MICHAEL ERIC DYSON RESPONDS TO BILL COSBY'S SPEECH AT THE NAACP - Radioactivity

University of Pennsylvania professor Michael Eric Dyson has written a new book called IS BILL COSBY RIGHT? OR HAS THE BLACK MIDDLE CLASS LOST ITS MIND? (Basic Books) In this interview Dyson criticizes entertainer Bill Cosby for telling an NAACP convention last year that it was time for blacks to stop blaming whites for such issues as high school dropout rates, teen pregnancy and delinquency. Dyson said that Cosby unfairly attacks a group of people who are least able to defend themselves and t...

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PRISON CONDITIONS AT GUANTANAMO - Radioactivity

MARJORIE COHN, Libertad48@san.rr.com Cohn is a professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, executive vice president of the National Lawyers Guild and author of the new article "Close Guantánamo Prison" [see: http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/052305B.shtml]. She said today: "The U.S. government insists on keeping many photographs and results of some investigations secret. The reports of torture of prisoners in U.S. custody have become the symbol of U.S. hypocrisy worldwide, and no hi...

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PINELLAS COUNTY KICKS OFF HURRICANE SEASON-Andrew Stelzer

Pinellas county officials held a media day at their emergency operations center in Clearwater, to let the press and the public know what changes they have made since last years Hurricane season.

ACT “we were going around with our trucks and people didn’t want to, slot of people thought they could ride the storms out and thought they could..

Ron Neuberger is with Lowman fire and rescue. Last year his unit, evacuated about 2000 people from between st Pete and Pin...

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THE PRACTICE OF NON-VIOLENT, COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION - Radioactivity

Our guests were Mo Sheedy (Sarsasota) and Greg Kendrick Charlottesville), two people who practice "non-violent" communication. Greg described the steps as: first he observes what is actually happening in a situation: what are we observing others saying or doing that is either enriching or not enriching our life? The trick is to be able to make this observation without introducing any judgment or evaluation—to simply say what people are doing that we either like or don’t like. ...

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VETERANS COMPARE IRAQ TO VIETNAM: MEMORIAL DAY 2005 IN PASCO. Mark Antokas

INTRO: Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day, is a remembrance of those who gave their lives in honor to their country. This is the third memorial day which has been celebrated under the dark cloud of the Iraq war, in which, according to the latest numbers from the associated press, close to seventeen hundred members of the U.S. military have died, and many more wounded. There is no official numbers of dead or wounded Iraqi’s available. In Pasco County this weekend, WMNFââ...

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DR. SIDNEY WOLFE DESCRIBES THE BEST AND WORST OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATIONS

Dr. Sidney Wolfe is Director of Public Citizen's Health Research Group. He's also the author of the recent book- BEST PILLS, WORST PILLS. Wolfe says despite well-known safety problems, some pills such as Vioxx and Crestor have conitinued to be sold. The federal FDA, he says, is under tremendous pressure to continue to allow these prescription drugs to be sold; and a dangerous drug is only taken off the market only after many people have been injured or worse. In 2003 he says 100,000 people di...

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GROUP CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION INTO POSSIBLE IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES BY PRESIDENT BUSH

AfterDowningStreet- a coalition of veterans' groups, peace groups, and political activist groups announced a campaign last Thursday to urge that the U.S. Congress launch a formal investigation into whether President Bush has committed impeachable offenses in connection with the Iraq war. The campaign focuses on evidence that recently emerged in a British memo containing minutes of a secret July 2002 meeting with British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his top national security officials.

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