Monthly Archives: September 2015

Volkswagen’s Diesel Deception

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS Volkswagen Says 11 Million Cars Worldwide Are Affected in Diesel Deception By JACK EWING  ,   SEPT. 22, 2015 FRANKFURT — The scope of Volkswagen’s diesel scandal broadened on Tuesday, when the company said that 11 million of its diesel cars worldwide were equipped with the same software that was used to cheat on emissions tests in the United States. The German automaker said it was […]

North Korea says main nuclear complex operational; warns U.S.

World | Tue Sep 15, 2015 5:44pm EDT SEOUL | BY JACK KIM AND JU-MIN PARK North Korea said on Tuesday its main nuclear complex was operating and it was working to improve the “quality and quantity” of weapons which it could use against the United States at “any time.” The comments on North Korea’s official news agency came after its space agency said late Monday it was […]

French Court confirms Monsanto Guilty of Chemical Poisoning

September 10, 2015 12:09 PM  . View photo French cereal farmer Paul Francois leaves Lyon courthouse December 12, 2011. REUTERS/Robert Pratta LYON/PARIS, France (Reuters) – A French court upheld on Thursday a 2012 ruling in which Monsanto was found guilty of chemical poisoning of a French farmer, who says he suffered neurological problems after inhaling the U.S. company’s Lasso weedkiller. The decision by an appeal court in […]

The Battle for Labeling Genetically Modified Foods

Politics | Tue Sep 8, 2015 4:18pm EDT Related: POLITICS, HEALTH Battle lines drawn as legislative fight over labeling looms BY CAREY GILLAM    Combatants in a national food fight over labeling genetically modified products are gearing up for a showdown in the U.S. Senate, campaign leaders said on Tuesday. The tactics range from old-fashioned lobbying to modern social media campaigns, and both sides say it is too […]

National Institute of Mental Health on ADHD

The National Institute for Mental Health puts out a periodic report called The DSM which purports to describe children’s behavior which would qualify them for the appellation of ADD or ADHD and therefore would qualify them for the taking of Psychiatric Drugs as an antidote to these behaviors But “what could be more absurd than a guide for tagging children as mentally ill simply because they act like […]

Ritalin Absolves Parental and Teacher Responsibility

The application of Ritalin  to hyperactive children is leading to a situation in which social problems are increasingly defined as medical ones…There is a tendency not to look for the solutions to complex social problems in the behavior of individuals in the surrounding environment. Thus the unruly child at school and at home is perceived as in need of medical attention. Peer groups, parents, teachers, and administrators thereby […]