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In lieu of the “well-dressed groper,” targeting women on the Upper East Side and Lower Manhattan, and because April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Speaker Christine Quinn has organized a series of meetings. The events are to discuss the recent attacks and teach residents how they can protect themselves against assault.


What are GMO's anyway? Genetically Modified Organisms are created when genes from one species, such as bacteria, viruses or human, are forced into the DNA of another crop, or even into animals to produce new traits. This relatively new technology is becoming more and more widespread as chemical companies keep creating new strains of DNA altered seeds, and forcing farmers to use them.


No doubt, marketers are hard at work targeting our children with their messages and creating young demand for their products. Companies in the U.S. today spend some $17 billion yearly advertising to children, a 150-fold increase from just a few decades ago. Some cash-strapped school districts have even started selling ads on and sometimes in their school buses as a way to bolster sagging education budgets.


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Alternative to Foreclosure Tested - WSJ.com
Bank of America Corp. is launching a pilot program that will allow homeowners at risk of foreclosure to hand over deeds to their houses and sign leases that will let them rent the houses back from the bank at a market rate. continue reading...


 "Today, domestic violence abuses are able to rack up offenses without any promise of protection for their victims," said Senator Squadron. "It's time to pass this legislation and give law enforcement the tools they need to protect victims and families. Let's get this done now -- in the name of Officer Schaberger and the countless others impacted by domestic violence and its terrible ripple effects."


Though countless scientific studies have proven the value of many supplements, the FDA still wants us to believe that only drugs can prevent and/or treat a disease.


Seven faith leaders led a total of 15 people arrested outside Governor Cuomo’s New York office (633 3rd Ave) at noon. The faith leaders kneeled in prayer before five beds to symbolize the real impact his proposed cuts to human services budget will have on the homeless and other communities in need. Declaring the budget a moral document, leaders demanded that the loopholes letting the wealthiest corporations off the hook over a billion dollars from the treasury must be closed.


The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) defines a disease cluster as “an unusually large number of people sickened by a disease in a certain place and time.” 


Among the most prolific writers who have earned the respect of the Intelligence Community is Nigel West. In this entertaining address at the Raleigh Spy Conference, which is a yearly convocation between the public with a desire to know and professionals who only function on a "need to know" basis, the writer describes some interesting realities.

Growing numbers of rich Americans are welcoming the foreclosure crisis into their homes. Default rates for the nation's most expensive properties have jumped since 2007, CNN reports, with foreclosures of homes worth $2 million or more now accounting for a larger share of all foreclosure activity nationwide than in previous years. continue reading...