Sunday, 11 April 2010

Labour hit by cancer leaflet row
LABOUR has become embroiled in a row about the use of personal data after sending cancer patients alarmist mailshots saying their lives could be at risk under a Conservative government.

The fight against eco-imperialism
It is not acceptable to use climate change as an excuse to limit growth in poor countries as the west's carbon emissions rise

Johnson & Johnson Pushed Drugs on Seniors, Suit Alleges
Drug company allegedly conspired with pharmaceutical consulting company
A lawsuit filed last week accuses Johnson & Johnson of conspiring with pharmaceutical consultant Omnicare in an effort to push J&J drugs on nursing home residents, and violating federal Medicaid laws in the process.

As a result of the scheme, "residents were overcharged for their medications, had additional medications administered and were unlawfully switched to Johnson & Johnson drugs," all in the name of increasing revenue, according to the lawsuit.

The suit, filed in federal court in California, says Omnicare -- which "occupies a 'dual' role of a dispensing pharmacy and consulting pharmacy" -- gave certain J&J drugs "elevated status as the default drug of choice" for thousands of nursing home patients. J&J allegedly gave Omnicare "performance rebates" -- essentially kickbacks -- in return for its services. This arrangement was memorialized in a 1997 "Supply Agreement" between the two companies, the suit states.

The agreement provided that the two companies would "meet quarterly to review their joint 'business plan' and 'performance goals,'" and came up with a novel way to deal with the performance-rebates: they would be treated as year-end bonuses.

Iran Accuses NATO Chief Rasmussen Of Warmongering
Iran rejects NATO chief's claims

The Iranian embassy in Copenhagen has responded to the NATO chief's recent claims about Tehran's nuclear program, calling them "misleading false assumptions".

"The former Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen's Wednesday article, which raised some issues about Iran, was full of misinterpretations, ill-intent, and false accusations about Tehran's peaceful nuclear and missile activities," the embassy said in a statement.

"He, like others who seek any opportunity to spread their warmongering views, has one again resorted to preconceptions, lies and deception," it added.

Obama’s Lies About Iran
The Peace Prize winner in the White House continues to beat the drums of war with Iran, in perfect synch with the corporate media orchestra. “The New York Times was made privy to what has been called a ‘parlor game,’ of ‘Imagining an Israeli Strike on Iran’” – apparently in the spirit of the old motivational slogan, “If you can conceive it, you can achieve it.”

“It is Obama who will instigate a conflict that the much-hated Bush would not.”

Under the Disguise of Counterterrorism: Obama Expands U.S. Military Ops in Africa
NAIROBI. Amid a surge in big oil strikes in Africa and the threat of growing al-Qaida penetration in the north and east, President Barack Obama is expanding U.S. military involvement across the continent.

Is America ‘Yearning for Fascism’?
“We are ruled not by two parties but one party,” Cynthia McKinney, who ran for president on the Green Party ticket, told me. “It is the party of money and war. Our country has been hijacked. And we have to take the country away from those who have hijacked it. The only question now is whose revolution gets funded.”

Richard Dawkins plans to arrest the Pope for 'crimes against humanity'
Pope Benedict XVI faces a legal ambush by two atheist campaigners for 'crimes against humanity'

Two leading atheist campaigners are planning a legal ambush to have the Pope arrested during his state visit to Britain for 'crimes against humanity'.

Disasters Are BIG 'Business'... Where's the Haiti-Bound Money?
"A sweeping exercise in nation-building on a scale and scope not seen in generations," said UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon of the international donors conference on March 31 in New York, where foreign nations and other international institutions pledged $5.3 billion toward Haiti over the next 18 months, of which $1.15 billion comes from the US government taxpayers.

Jobless Benefits... 33 States Out of Money
A total of 33 states and the Virgin Islands have depleted their funds and borrowed more than $38.7 billion to provide a safety net, according to a report released Thursday by the National Employment Law Project. Four others are at the brink of insolvency.

US military warns oil output may dip causing massive shortages by 2015
• Shortfall could reach 10m barrels a day, report says
• Cost of crude oil is predicted to top $100 a barrel

Children speaking English in minority in 1,500 schools
Children with English as their home language are among the minority of pupils in more than 1,500 schools across England.

Tories plans crackdown on 'home invaders'
State officials would have their powers to enter people's homes cut dramatically under Conservative proposals announced today.

Gold Market Flashing Debt Crisis Warning
Gold’s rally last week to as high as $1,156 an ounce has an important message for all of us: It’s telling us that all is not well with the world and that something major is brewing out there.

Euro Crisis, Greek Bonds Crashing and Capital Flight as Default Risks Soar
It’s been two weeks since the bailout speculation surrounding the Achilles’ heel of the euro zone, Greece, has had some closure.

European officials kept the balls in the air as long as they could in an attempt to distract speculators … to manage fears of a Greek and euro-zone crisis. It was a carefully orchestrated game of confusion

The Cover-Ups That Exploded
The Pentagon is reeling after two lethal episodes uncovered by diligent journalism show trigger-happy U.S. Army helicopter pilots and U.S. Special Forces slaughtering civilians, then seeking to cover up their crimes

The Guy Who Brought Down AIG - and Maybe the World Economy - Gets Off Scott-Free, and Gets to Keep $315 Million in Loot
Jospeh Cassano, the guy who brought down AIG - and maybe the world economy - with trillions in risky derivatives deals which AIG couldn't back up, is getting prosecuted ... and the government will claw back all the money he made, right?

Uh, no.

In reality, Cassano is walking away scott-free with $315 million.

Whistleblowers on US ‘massacre’ fear CIA stalkers

To U.N. Climate Representatives In Bonn: No One Believes The Bullshit Any Longer - Go Home, Please
The United Nations has always been a byzantine institution of little value and of extraordinary waste. The recent U.N. sponsored climate studies and conferences have certainly provided ample evidence of these traits, with the U.N. consumed only with a political agenda of gaining a world governance position for itself that controlling CO2 emissions would facilitate.
“The Obama administration has taken the extraordinary step of authorizing the targeted killing of an American citizen,” the New York Times reports. And yes, those are cheers you hear over the drums, erupting from the same neocons who applauded torture and Gitmo. That’s because the intended victim is “the radical Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki…who was born in New Mexico and spent years in the United States as an imam” but who is now “hiding in Yemen.”

The End of the Internet as We Know It in Britain
On April 8, the lords who pretend to represent the people in Britain (instead of large corporations and banks) passed the Digital Economy bill. The bill sets the stage for enforcing draconian measures for internet users. CNet UK runs down the down side. I summarize.

America is No Longer Free
Habeas corpus -- it's your most fundamental legal right, your right to go to a court and get an order requiring the government to prove that it is holding you in prison with proper legal authority to do so. Without that right, one necessarily lives in a dictatorship. President Bush today on October 17, 2006 signed a bill repealing that law, meaning that the administration need not comply or show compliance with law any more with regard to who goes to prison or Gitmo

Is the bubble about to burst on the Hollie Greig Story?
UK, April 11, 2010 (Pal Telegraph, by Peter Eyre) - As everyone knows there has been nothing in the mainline media regarding Hollie Greig but we at the Palestine Telegraph always look for any opportunity to bring her name back on the front page. Since my last article on Hollie, the movement (Hollie’s Army) has been progressively growing stronger and exceeded 25,000 this week

Israel could opt for Nuke Strikes on Iran
TEL AVIV, Israel, April 8 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, may have signed a landmark arms-control treaty, but a U.S. think tank is suggesting Israel could resort to using tactical nuclear weapons to destroy Iran's deeply buried nuclear facilities.

Blood on Their Hands: Decades of Labour/Tory Political Correctness Has Terrorised Britain
Decades of Labour and Tory-created political correctness is the reason why a Bolton man killed himself after making an innocent joke to a black friend which was then used to launch an investigation of “racial abuse.”

IEA warns that both Labour and Tories underestimate spending cuts
Thatcher's think tank says a total financial overhaul is required and that the deficit can be slashed without raising tax burden

Voters tell Brown and Cameron: Stop lying to us!
The latest polls put Labour and Conservatives close enough for the Tories to be 15 seats short of a majority. More worryingly, people believe neither Labour nor Tory leaders are being honest


Anonymous 13 April 2010 at 19:52  

Labour, Liberal and Tory all sat uncomplaining in Parliament with its corrupt influence.
In Law they are all complicit in the expenses farago.

Time for a Nationalist Government

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