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TRUTH BE TOLD IS NOW AVAILABLE A Documentary Unmasking the Jehovah’s Witnesses Culture of Undue Influence...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 01/03/2015 - 21:11

[NEW YORK, NY – January 5, 2014] The highly anticipated feature documentary TRUTH BE TOLD is now available for digital download and streaming. The film is especially timely as the world community responds to the clear and present dangers posed by religiously-motivated fanaticism.

HAS MAN DRAGGED EARTH INTO THE ANTHROPOCENE AGE?

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 01/02/2015 - 12:31

Believe what you may but man, ever since the Industrial Revolution, has changed the climate...

Entrepreneur and conservationist Doug Woodring displays plastic and other trash pulled from the sea on a beach on the south side of Hong Kong, May 7, 2009. Getty

BIG PHARM IS KILLING OUR LAKES... DIABETES DRUG FOUND IN LAKE MICHIGAN COULD HURT FISH, EXPERTS SAY...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Thu, 01/01/2015 - 22:25

There is more than one way to measure prescription drug use.

The most direct method is to count prescriptions filled by pharmacies. That would show, for example, that more than 180 million prescriptions for diabetes drugs were dispensed in 2013.

Or you could test the treated water coming out of sewage-treatment plants.

POPE FRANCIS’S EDICT ON CLIMATE CHANGE WILL ANGER DENIERS AND US CHURCHES...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 12/30/2014 - 12:06

Pontiff hopes to inspire action at next year’s UN meeting in Paris in December after visits to Philippines and New York

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Pope Francis was a key player in thawing relations between the US and Cuba. Photograph: Franco Origlia/Getty Images

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