Sunday, January 31, 2010
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The Council of Europe is set to decide whether the World Health Organization colluded with drug companies to exaggerate the threat from swine flu.
The WHO declared the disease a "pandemic", allegedly after advice from doctors with close links to pharmaceutical companies.
The Council is looking into whether the threat was blown out of proportion. An estimated US$18 billion was spent worldwide on vaccinations and drugs to fight the flu.
The German doctor behind the accusation says this has been one of the greatest medical scams of the century. An expert from the Russian Academy of Sciences says the H1N1 flu is a non-disease.
“The recent flu has been described as a made-up disease or a non-disease. In other words, the main goal of everything surrounding it is to make money. SARS, bird flu and chronic fatigue are all in that category, along with nearly 200 other illnesses. One can make up anything – a goat flu or a fish flu. And we are easily convinced about the threat of infections,” Pavel Vorobyov says. “One such example is what happened after the Chernobyl catastrophe, when people were persuaded to buy devices to measure radioactivity. So a disease doesn’t even have to be infectious for companies to make money from the panic.”
UK Swine Flu Ad - Catch It, Bin it, Kill It
Friday, January 29, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
In Series 2, the Aga Saga woman goes into a state of shocked terror when a Northern nanny has to look after her children. She does forewarn the children that the agency arranged for a temporary nanny (as Alice was ill), and that she feared that the nanny may come from as far north as Sunderland.
A Geordie is a person from Newcastle in the north of the UK.
A standard Aga oven
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
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Monday, January 18, 2010
King was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. He was assassinated in 1968.
The campaign for a federal holiday in King's honor began soon after his assassination. Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, and it was first observed in 1986. At first, some states resisted observing the holiday as such, giving it alternative names or combining it with other holidays. It was officially observed in all 50 states for the first time in 2000.
Friday, January 15, 2010
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Tuesday, January 12, 2010
With New Year's Eve less than a month away, some of us can't help but find ourselves asking just how this new year is going to be pronounced: twenty-ten or two thousand ten?