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Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – On Prayer…

Organized religion is just empty promise after empty promise. Why entertain magic when reality is so much more rewarding? Filed under: Religion Tagged: Cures, Disease, Religion, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – On Prayer…

Cowichan Conversations: Steves–BC Doesn’t Need Site C Dam

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It is incredible that our BC Liberal government, prodded along by the foreign owned LNG corporations, are still pushing ahead with building a massive Site C Dam.

We do not need

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Writings of J. Todd Ring: Danger and Delusion: From ISIS to Ebola

There are very real dangers in the world, but let’s not lose all perspective. Perspective is everything. Don’t believe the hype. It must be stated directly: the majority of people have wildly irrational, and frankly delusional modes of thinking when it comes to risk assessment. And of course, pre-formed, unreflective opinions, that is, prejudice and . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: Danger and Delusion: From ISIS to Ebola

CuriosityCat: Ebola, the President, and Quarantines: Who will protect Americans, and how?

Ebola nurse Kaci Hickox

Today we saw an ebola nurse defy the order of the Governor of her state to remain in quarantine, after she returned from ebola-stricken Africa.

Kaci Hickox took to the streets to indicate her opposition, by riding her bicycle. And Governor Paul LePage of Maine was not amused: Kaci Hickox . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Ebola, the President, and Quarantines: Who will protect Americans, and how?

LeDaro: Climate change is having impact across the globe

Residents walk across the frozen Songhua River in front of smoke stacks at Jiamusi,  in China’s northeast Heilongjiang province Sunday Dec. 4, 2005.  (AP Photo/Greg Baker) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

This story first appeared on The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

Climate change has already left its mark . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Climate change is having impact across the globe

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Say sayonara to seafood – the oceans are no longer safe to eat from in the wake of Fukushima

It looks like sushi time is over – seafood is no longer safe to eat after the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Fukushima continues to dump 300-400 tons of radioactive contaminated water into the Pacific every hour. Japanese experts estimate Fukushima’s fallout at 20-30 times as high as the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bombings in 1945. Polar . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: Say sayonara to seafood – the oceans are no longer safe to eat from in the wake of Fukushima

The Canadian Progressive: In Canada, Aboriginal people more likely to suffer heart attacks: REPORT

by Canadian Institute of Health Information, Jan. 31, 2013: Once hospitalized for a heart attack, Aboriginal peoples in Canada are likely to have similar health outcomes as others in this country, according to the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). Even so, getting such care continues to be a challenge. Residents of areas with a . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: In Canada, Aboriginal people more likely to suffer heart attacks: REPORT

The Canadian Progressive: Fractured Land: A Dene warrior battles Big Oil and neo-colonialism

by Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb 1, 2013: This is the trailer of Fractured Land a film that tells the story of Caleb Behn, a young Dene warrior from northeastern British Columbia, “taking on Big Oil and Gas to protect his ancestral land and people from the ravages of neocolonialism.” I met Behn . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Fractured Land: A Dene warrior battles Big Oil and neo-colonialism

Canadian Progressive: Breasts squeezed for charity in Tokyo (VIDEO)

Oh, the things we progressives do in the name of charity! A charity “breast squeeze” orgy took place during the August 27-27 weekend in Tokyo as part of the “Erotica will Save the World“ event. The event, hosted by Japan’s Paradise TV encouraged people to donate money to STOP! AIDS, a charity that promotes awareness, . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive: Breasts squeezed for charity in Tokyo (VIDEO)

DeSmogBlog: House Republicans Attempt To Block Black Lung Protection Funding

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In what could possibly be a new low for one of the most anti-environment, pro-dirty energy industry Congresses in history, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are attempting to gut funding for measures that would reduce the occurrence of black lung in mine workers. The funding cut was inserted into . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: House Republicans Attempt To Block Black Lung Protection Funding

DeSmogBlog: Is Your Water Bottle Giving You Cancer? New Study Reveals Shocking BPA Dangers

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Bisphenol A, or BPA for short, has been in the spotlight for decades, with both the chemical industry and occasionally the federal government touting its safety, while independent, non-industry funded scientific studies show us how dangerous the chemical truly is. The latest news regarding BPA is no different, with new . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Is Your Water Bottle Giving You Cancer? New Study Reveals Shocking BPA Dangers

DeSmogBlog: American Lung Association Releases 2012 State of the Air Report

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The American Lung Association (ALA) released their annual State of the Air report today, followed by a live discussion on Twitter where the organization answered questions. While the report offers some positive news for American citizens, it also shows us that the Clean Air Act is under . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: American Lung Association Releases 2012 State of the Air Report