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Conservatives Chastised over Calling Chief Justice a Traitor after Upholding Health Care Reform

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Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on Wednesday said that it was "unfortunate" that some Republicans had called Chief Justice John Roberts a traitor to conservatives after he voted to uphold President Barack Obama's health care reform law.

During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on civics education, Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) noted that attacks on judges could be a "threat to judicial independence."

"I am concerned about some of the rhetoric about the chief justice," Leahy told O'Connor. "He's been called everything from a traitor to having betrayed President George W. Bush."

"It's unfortunate," O'Connor agreed. "Because I think comments like that demonstrate only too well a lack of understanding that some of our citizens have about the role of the judicial branch."

"I think the framers of our federal Constitution did a great job in understanding themselves that the judicial branch needed to be able to make independent decisions and the legitimacy - the lawfulness - of actions at the state and federal lever," she added.

Pistol

Deadly Shooting by Dallas Police Causes Neighborhood Protest

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A southern Dallas neighborhood flooded the streets in outrage late yesterday, after a 31-year-old man was shot dead by a Dallas police officer during a chase from a suspected drug house.

Police say they believe the suspect-turned-victim, a veteran criminal named James "G-Code" Harper, was shot in the stomach and hand during a protracted physical fight with the officer, who, along with two others, had flushed Harper and three other suspects from the house after receiving a call about a possible kidnapping there.

But as the large crowd gathered on the street, and as police in riot gear swarmed in an effort to keep the peace, people on the street insisted that Harper had been shot in the back.

Megaphone

South Floridians Turn To Sound Therapy For Healing

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Sound therapy offering an alternative to traditional medicine.
Miami - The number of people trying alternative medicine has exploded in the past 10 years.

Now, about 35 percent of Americans try alternative medicine before traditional medicine.

People in South Florida are trying something called Sound Therapy. Believers said it brings out your positive energy.

How does it work? It works with the help of a didgeridoo, an ancient aboriginal Australian instrument, one of the oldest wind instruments in the world.

Harmonic healer, Joda Cook uses it to practice sound therapy also known as vibration healing.

"I put positive in and get the negative energy out of the body," said Cook.

He can sense where the tension is.

"Sometimes I get to a certain part of the body and it feels like there's a hand there holding it. Let's me know that body needs more attention," said Cook.

Sue Monuse suffers from depression and anxiety. She believes can feel the didgeridoo working on her different chakras and energy points.

"Relaxing and tingling. It balances my whole energy," Monuse said.

Attention

Racist Joke from Greek Athlete Results in Being Kicked Off 2012 Olympic Team

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Voula Papachristou was kicked off Greece's Olympic team on Wednesday for making a racist, derogatory comment on her Twitter account.

Why did her insensitive tweet bring about such a harsh punishment? Well, according to the Times Union, because she made " statements contrary to the values and ideas of the Olympic movement."

Papachristou, an unapologetic supporter Greece's extreme right Golden Dawn party, posted this controversial message last Sunday:
"With so many Africans in Greece, the West Nile mosquitoes will be getting home food!!!"
As you would expect, the joke was met with something of a negative reaction.That plus her affiliation with Golden Dawn (a party which rose to international infamy a few weeks ago when spokesperson Ilias Kasidiaris smacked a communist woman in the face) ultimately forced Greece to seriously reconsider her position on their national Olympic team.

Beaker

Bath salts: Ban may do little to curb new drugs

Legal chemicals mixed to mimic the dangerous effects of cocaine and amphetamines
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Bath salts, synthetic stimulants that mimic the effects of traditional drugs like cocaine and speed, sit on a counter at Hemp's Above in Mechanicsburg, Pa, on Jan. 26.

People are inventing so many new ways to get high that lawmakers can't seem to keep up.

Over the past two years, the U.S. has seen a surge in the use of synthetic drugs made of legal chemicals that mimic the dangerous effects of cocaine, amphetamines and other illegal stimulants.

The drugs are often sold at small, independent stores in misleading packaging that suggests common household items like bath salts, incense and plant food. But the substances inside are powerful, mind-altering drugs that have been linked to bizarre and violent behavior across the country. Law enforcement officials refer to the drugs collectively as "bath salts," though they have nothing in common with the fragrant toiletries used to moisturize skin.

President Barack Obama signed a bill into law earlier this month that bans the sale, production and possession of more than two dozen of the most common bath salt drugs. But health professionals say lawmakers cannot keep pace with bath salt producers, who constantly adjust their chemical formulations to come up with new synthetic drugs that aren't covered by new laws. Experts who have studied the problem estimate there are more than 100 different bath salt chemicals in circulation.

Ambulance

Nigerian "Sexed" to Death By 5 Wives

In bizarre story news, a businessman, Uroko Onoja of Nigeria, died after being forced to have sex with five of his wives.

Apparently, The Daily News reports Onoja was having sex with the youngest of his six wives when the other five wives decided they wanted some attention as well. They attacked him, while in the middle of the act, with knives and sticks, demanding sex.

Bizarro Earth

Pregnant Teen Denied Chemotherapy

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In Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, a ban on abortion is preventing a 16-year-old girl from receiving treatment for leukemia.

The girl, whose name was not released, needs chemotherapy treatment for her cancer, but is nine weeks pregnant and the chemotherapy treatment would probably terminate the pregnancy, which violates the country's anti-abortion laws, reports CNN.

The Dominican Republic's constitution, Article 37, reads "the right to life is inviolable from the moment of conception and until death."

Syringe

Iranian Police Seize 1.5 tons of Narcotics

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Iranian Law Enforcement Police forces seized nearly 1.5 tons of opium in the town of Manoujan in Iran's Southeastern province of Kerman yesterday, the provincial police commander announced on Wednesday.

Kerman's Police Chief General Hossein Chenarian said his forces imposed control on provincial transit routes after a series of intelligence measures showed that drug-traffickers planned to transfer a large cargo to Iran's Southern province of Hormozgan via Kerman.

He said the police forces stopped a van after armed clashes with drug-traffickers at a checkpoint near Manoujan and seized 1,432kg of opium from traffickers.

Iran lies on a major drug route between Afghanistan and Europe as well as the Persian Gulf states. Since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, the Iranian police have lost more than 3720 of their personnel in the country's combat against narcotics.

Owing to its rigid efforts, Iran makes 89 percent of the world's total opium seizures and has turned into the leading country in [the anti-]drug campaign.

The anti-drug squads of the Iranian Law Enforcement Police have intensified their countrywide campaign against drug-trafficking through staging long-term systematic operations in recent months.

The Iranian anti-narcotic police have always staged periodic, but short-term, operations against drug traffickers and dealers, but the latest reports - which among others indicate an improved and systematic dissemination of information - reveal that the world's most forefront and dedicated anti-narcotic force (as UN drug-campaign assessments put it) has embarked on a long-term countrywide plan to crack down on the drug trade since the beginning of the current Iranian year.

Comment: Amazing, 89% of the worlds Opium seizures. Surely some empirical nation holds some hatred toward them for that.


Alarm Clock

More Israelis Resort to Suicide to Escape Gradual Death

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As the Zionist regime intensifies its cruelty and injustice even against its own so-called citizens, more and more Israelis embark on suicide attempts to escape destitute.

An Israeli mother who tried to kill herself and her two children on the coasts of the Northern port city of Haifa was arrested by Israeli police Tuesday night.

According to a report by the Israeli Maariv daily, the 36-year old Israeli mother intended to kill herself and her 3 and 7-year old children in the sea of Haifa at 9:30 last night but Haifa municipality sea patrol guards stopped her.

The guards have handed over the woman to police and she is going to be tried in an Israeli court.

Her children have been transferred to the city's social affaires office.

Comment: In a country high in pathological people (Psychopaths and Sociopaths), for the few humane individuals who remain, the shame and guilt, of that countries activities becomes unbearable.


Eye 2

Cannibals rising - Zombie Apocalypse 2012

The following video takes a look at the horrific cluster of 'zombie' attacks in Miami, Maryland and elsewhere in the US and also around the world in May and June this year.

Warning: this video contains Graphic content


Comment: Is Solar and Cosmic Radiation Playing Havoc With Life on Planet Earth?