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CJE Tuesday News Briefs
WS – They’re are No numbers available for Corporations that are fuc$ing with deadly viruses. With the US taxpayer funding research for private corporations at Colleges and Universities, “plausible deniability”, will shield the corporations should diseases of mass destruction get released, by espionage, accident or human testing. – Just say’in.
Let’s start with the good news: The vial of Guanarito, a rare disease found only in Venezuelan rodents, that was reported missing from a Texas lab on Wednesday is probably nothing to worry about. First of all, there’s no evidence that Guanarito can be transmitted from person to person—only from rodent to person (though when that happens, primarily to “male agricultural workers,” it isn’t pleasant). Nor does it appear that the vial was spirited away by an evildoer—more likely, itl was destroyed after accidentally falling to the floor, Galveston National Laboratory scientific director Scott Weaver tells the Houston Chronicle. Galveston National Laboratory is housed at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Reports the Chronicle:
“We don’t think anything that happened this past week endangers the community,” Weaver said. “We think this is an error that any one facility is inevitable and we are going to improve to prevent this in the future.”
It isn’t comforting to think it’s “inevitable” that dangerous infections could go missing “at any one facility.” Because of the absence of standards, the report continues, “each laboratory can be designed, constructed, and maintained according to local requirements. This will make it difficult to be able to assess and guarantee safety.” More…
Today is “Pope Jokes Day” - You had your chance last week. It’s only fair.
WS – Sshhh… The Media will hear you and label you Anti - Semitic.
Congress too scared to address 1,000-lb. gorilla in the room
During the January 31 confirmation hearing for defense secretary, former Senator Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) was asked by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.): “Name one person in your opinion who’s intimidated by the Israeli lobby in the U.S. Senate?” Hagel should have retorted: “Senator Graham, I think you are. Why else would you be asking me this question?” Instead, Hagel stuttered that he could not think of anyone at the time.
Powerful special interest groups for Israel have for decades been buying both Republicans and Democrats with billions of dollars in order to shape United States foreign policy.
Top three recipients in both the Senate—Mark Kirk, John McCain and Mitch McConnell—and the House—Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Eric Cantor and John Boehner—were all Republicans.
The top 20 recipients of Israelimoney on both sides of Congress, 85% of those in the Senate and 75% of those in the House are Democrats.
These contributions buy a great deal of influence. One of the primary forces behind Barack Obama’s Iranian economic sanctions was Representative Eric Cantor (R-Va.), who assured Netanyahu in 2010 that the GOP-controlled House would “serve as a check on the administration.” In response, Ron Kampeas of the Jewish Telegraph Agency wrote on November 11, 2010, “I can’t remember an opposition leader telling a foreign leader, in a personal meeting, that he would side, as a policy, with that leader against the president.” More…
WS – This is going to be good. Stay tuned.
They were lawyers at the world’s largest law firm, trading casual e-mails about a client’s case. One made a sarcastic joke about how the bill was running way over budget. Another described a colleague’s approach to the assignment as “churn that bill, baby!”
The e-mails, which emerged in a court filing late last week, provide a window into the thorny issue of law firm billing. The documents are likely to reinforce a perception held by many corporate clients — and the public — that law firms inflate bills by performing superfluous tasks and overstaffing assignments.
The internal correspondence of the law firm, DLA Piper, was disclosed in a fee dispute between the law firm and Adam H. Victor, an energy industry executive. After DLA Piper sued Mr. Victor for $675,000 in unpaid legal bills, Mr. Victor filed a counterclaim, accusing the law firm of a “sweeping practice of overbilling.” More…
WS – Don’t share joints. It’s a double whammy.
Cold sores may increase the risk of developing memory problems, especially in women, a new study has warned.
The virus that causes cold sores, along with other viral or bacterial infections, may be associated with cognitive problems, according to the study published in journal Neurology.
The study found that people who have had higher levels of infection in their blood (measured by antibody levels), meaning they had been exposed over the years to various pathogens such as the herpes simplex type 1 virus that causes cold sores, were more likely to have cognitive problems than people with lower levels of infection in the blood.
“We found the link was greater among women, those with lower levels of education and Medicaid or no health insurance, and most prominently, in people who do not exercise,” said author Mira Katan, with the Northern Manhattan Study at Columbia University Medical Center in New York and a member of the American Academy of Neurology. More…
WS – Why not use this system to track politicians.
In the latest example of social media’s unintended consequences, the NYPD’s Facial Recognition Unit is mining Facebook and Instagram to investigate crime. (This is why we never use the “mugger” filter when Instagramming our lunch.) Of course, we knew that the NYPD’s Gang Division has been scouring social media as part of “Operation Crew Cut” but now DNAinfo reports that the department is using facial recognition technology to match photos of suspects found on social media to images in online databases. Next step, facial precog!
Of course, the technology isn’t the answer to everything—once the match is made, prosecutors still have to deal with antiquated courts and judges and due process. But it’s only a matter of time before the government requires mandatory microchip implants on all citizens so that when the Facial Recognition Unit finds a match, snipers drones can use GPS to quickly get in position for a kill shot. More…
WS – What about the grown women addicted to Oprah Winfrey? Now that’s scary...
Five year-olds who watch TV for 3 or more hours a day have an increasingly higher risk of developing antisocial behaviors, such as stealing or fighting, by the age of 7.
A previous study demonstrated that excessive TV viewing during childhood is associated with a higher risk of criminal behavior later in life, while a different report revealed that children’s muscular fitness decreases the more hours they spend in front of the television. More…
Wyoming Wins Fracking Lawsuit When Judge Sides With State Oil And Gas Conservation Commission
WS – What a blatantly corrupt human being. – Next Supreme Court Justice? She now has cred.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A judge in Casper has sided with the state of Wyoming and ruled against environmentalists who sought to make public the lists of ingredients that go into hydraulic fracturing fluids.
Environmental groups had requested the ingredient lists from the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, arguing that the public needs to know what chemicals companies are putting underground.
Natrona County District Judge Catherine Wilking has ruled that Wyoming’s state oil and gas supervisor was correct to withhold the ingredient lists as protected trade secrets. More…
WS – Talk about blatantly corrupt human beings… Why hasn’t Hillary said anything about this? Oh yea… Never mind.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), the world’s largest retailer, filed trespassing claims in a lawsuit against the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union and other groups holding demonstrations at company stores in Florida.
A complaint filed March 22 in Orange County, Florida, seeks a court order restraining the group and several individuals from trespassing on Wal-Mart property to picket, demonstrate, disrupt customers or confront managers. Wal-Mart employees aren’t unionized.
The lawsuit is aimed at the UFCW, its subsidiary OURWalmart and another group that allegedly trespassed 73 times in 13 states in the past year, Steven Wheeless, a Wal-Mart attorney, said in a letter to the union’s general counsel filed with the lawsuit. More…
WS – Come’on… It’s a piece of Monsanto corn!
WASHINGTON — For 2,600 years, the weighty praise of world leaders has been heaped upon the fragile clay of the Cyrus Cylinder. The diminutive object, now cracked and missing one-third of its original form, has withstood the test of time as a symbol of tolerance.
This month the Persian artifact adds another chapter to its history, making a long-awaited U.S. debut. At the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, exhibit-organizers say the cylinder is right on time. Amid today’s political tensions between the United States and Iran and in the Middle East, they say the moment is ripe for museum-goers to find new relevance in an ancient treasure.
Iranian-American Massumeh Farhad, the chief curator at the Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries, where the cylinder is on display, said that she thinks “the Cyrus Cylinder, and Cyrus, himself, in many ways, has represented this ideal [of overcoming differences].” More…