Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:33 UTC
In addition, 70 percent of the Russian public opposes the proposal to exclude abortions from the list of operations covered by state healthcare insurance, while 21 percent said that they would support such move.
When researchers asked Russians what negative consequences could emerge from an abortion ban, respondents named a sharp rise in illegal abortions, an increase in the number of orphans, higher infant mortality rate and poverty. Among those polled, 57 percent said that they knew people who had had abortions. One in 10 women who answered the questions said that she had personally undergone the procedure. The poll was conducted in mid-October, about two weeks after the 'For Life' public movement backed by the Russian Orthodox Church claimed that its petition for a complete ban on abortions in the country had been signed by over 300,000 people.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:35 UTC
Facebook Live footage purportedly filmed during the spree has since emerged online showing Vance talking about stealing a car, showing off a gun and telling his sister to watch the local news channel. Vance is alleged to have shot two Lincoln County officers during his escape before stealing a police truck and then carjacking at least two other vehicles, according to investigators. "This is more intense than what I thought it was going to be, to say the least," the convicted felon can be heard to say in the Facebook footage. "This truck is about dead. I need it to get out of the road, which I hope it does because I'm about to steal another car, like right now. This sh*t gonna be intense."
Comment: Convicted felon? Why is he on the loose?
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:26 UTC
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:26 UTC
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, or OSCE, originally announced it would send 100 long-term election observers "to follow the electoral process countrywide" and 400 short-term observers "to follow election day proceedings." The 500 observers would mark a tenfold increase from 2012, when the group had just 44 observers in the United States. The OSCE is better known for sending observers into countries where democracy seems shaky, such as Ukraine.
The move comes as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has warned about a "rigged" election, and called for his supporters to act as citizen election observers as well. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, and Obama administration officials, have said the Russian government is attempting to influence the U.S. election.
Comment: Grab your popcorn, because November 8 and its aftermath will be a show worth watching!
- Obama officials now say Russia can't hack US election, but will fake vote hacking to "undermine democracy"
- Something to hide? US bars Russian monitors from presidential elections
But there's nothing to worry about. This is just the result of Russian hackers making it look like Killary is stealing the election...
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:08 UTC
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:08 UTC
For most people, a secure, well-paid job is the difference between a reasonable life and penury. Today, changes in the structure of the work force driven by globalization and technology make this objective increasingly elusive.
Technology has exacerbated declines in employment and incomes by eliminating tasks and "de-skilling" many jobs.
Robotics and complex computerized equipment has successfully replaced skilled labor. Computer software is now replacing journalists, synthesizing news items electronically by crawling the internet. Even traders in financial markets are being replaced by automated algorithms.
Comment: Read more about how 'Robotics and complex computerized equipment has successfully replaced skilled labor' : Automation, economic collapse, basic income slavery: Our dystopic future?
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:41 UTC
Klan members burn crosses, display swastika flags and sing "anti-constitutional songs," according to the government response to the Left Party's parliamentary inquiry seen by Sueddeutsche Zeitung.
The four secretive cells have "a very small number of members" and remain marginal within Germany's right-wing extremist scene, the government said in its response. Martina Renner, a Left Party MP, however, told the newspaper that the KKK's influence on the German far-right should not be underestimated.
"A small number of members cannot downplay the threat that emanates from such organizations," she said.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:55 UTC
The student claims that as many as four white students attacked him near a locker room on October 13 at Stone County High School during a break from football practice, Mississippi NAACP President Derrick Johnson told reporters on Monday.
Johnson said the white students "yanked backward" on the noose after wrapping it around the black sophomore.
The NAACP president further noted that the accused students, whose names were not released, "earlier this year came to school brandishing Confederate flags in their vehicles." The student's parents, Hollis and Stacey Payton, were present at the news conference but did not speak.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:37 UTC
Two Metrorail trains collided on Monday afternoon, on the track split between Tembisa and Kaalfontein.
"Both trains were travelling in the opposite directions on one lane," William Ntladi, a disaster and emergency management spokesman for the municipality of Ekurhuleni, told local media. Ntladi said it was unclear how this could have happened.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:58 UTC
Dozens of young cancer sufferers gathered at Cancer Care Syria, a small organization which helps cancer patients. Since the EU and US imposed sanctions on Syrian President Bashar Assad, some of these children have almost lost all hope for recovery. The sanctions, which target the Syrian regime and its supporters, have deeply affected the economy, including the health care sector.
The center helps children with forms of cancer that can be easily treated with western medicine. Three-year-old Waffa could have had her eye cancer cured, but the sanctions made the medicine unavailable, and she had to have her eye amputated. On top of that, the only hospital in Aleppo that specialized in cancer was taken by rebels and destroyed in fighting.
Comment: The brutal sanctions are punishing all ordinary Syrians - they have made the delivery of humanitarian aid almost impossible while weapons pour in unabated. Similar barbaric sanctions against Iraq resulted in the deaths of at least half a million young Iraqi children, and their nightmare continues to this day. It's quite clear that the US and EU have no concern for the plight of children.
Uranium rock discovery in Austrian school lead to finding 38 more radioactive rocks in 11 schools across the region
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:18 UTC
The discovery was made as anti-nuclear campaigner Thomas Neff was giving a lecture at the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart School in Salzburg, the fourth-largest city in Austria, local media reported earlier in October.
Neff brought along a wristwatch from the 1960s with dials covered with a substance containing radium-226, which makes the numerals glow in the dark. He was planning to use the timepiece as an example of the dangers of radiation, of which little was known half a century ago.
"I brought the old watch from the 60s which lights up brightly at night because of the radiation," Neff said, as cited by Austrian media. He added that the watch was carefully sealed and didn't emit any radiation.
Even before Neff had got the watch out, however, his Geiger counter began to show that there was a source of radiation in the room. It displayed 1,200 counts per minute, some 20-25 times higher than the normal value.
Maria Inez Zamudio
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:18 UTC
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:18 UTC
His story is a window into a dark reality: Many low-wage workers say they can't afford to retire.
With no money saved for retirement, home care worker Gwen Strowbridge, 71, of Deerfield, Florida, plans to stay on the job until she can't physically work anymore.
"I can't see it in the future. I'll stop working if my health won't allow me to keep working," said Strowbridge. Now 71, she works six days per week caring for a 100-year-old woman in Florida.