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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?


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Researchers Criticized For Brutal Way of Carrying Out Research on Amblyopia

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Researchers from the Cardiff University in order to analyze the development of brain, in case the person was unable to see since birth, they sewed the eyelids of 31 kittens.

It has been discovered that a group of kittens was denied vision immediately after birth for the next 12 weeks, and the other group, were allowed to visualize initially, but later on even their eyes were sewed.

Researchers emphasized that the study was carried out in order to understand as to how brain responds to the signals sent to it by eyes, in case of amblyopia, or 'lazy eye', a condition have an effect on two to four % of children.

However, Michelle Thew, Chief Executive of the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection, said: "This is unacceptable cruel research. We know the public will be shocked to learn of publicly-funded experiments in which kittens have been subjected to unpleasant procedures".

Opposing the criticism, a spokesman from the university affirmed that they could not have used any other method. It was explained that cats are similar to humans in few respects, like in this case of developing severe amblyopia, which is exactly similar to the way in which humans develop the condition and under same circumstances.

The research was allowed by Home Office and the University's own ethics board.

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More Than a Third of US Births Unintended

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More that one-third of U.S. births between 2006 and 2010 were the result of unintended pregnancies, a new government report says. That means the overall rate of unintended births has not changed much since 1982.

The findings showed that in total, 37.1 percent of pregnancies in 2006 to 2010 were unintended; the rate in 1982 was 36.5 percent. The rate rose to 39.1 in 1988, before falling to 30.6 in 1995.

Reducing the rate of unintended births is important because these births bring social, economic and health consequences for the mother and child, the researchers said. Women who become pregnant unintentionally have higher rates of delaying prenatal care, smoking during pregnancy and not breast-feeding. Studies show these births are also associated with poorer health during childhood, and poorer outcomes for the mother and the mother-child relationship, according to the report.

Among married women, 23.4 percent of births were unintended, the data from 2006-2010 showed. Half of births to unmarried women living with a partner were unintended.

Among women who were unmarried and not living with a partner, 66.9 percent of births were unintended, a rise from the 2002 rate of 59.5. The highest rate of unintended births was seen in young women in this group - 78.9 percent of births to unmarried women ages 15 to 24 were unintended, the report said.

Attention

PTSD Epidemic: One in Eight Soldiers Has Attacked Someone After Returning from War

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One in eight soldiers has attacked someone after coming home, a new study has found
  • Study found direct link between combat and violence at home
  • A third of victims were someone in the family
  • Former soldier Aaron Wilkinson was jailed last month for killing his landlady
  • He was found to have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after returning from active combat in Afghanistan
One in eight soldiers has attacked someone after coming home from fighting.

The Kings Centre for Military Health Research spoke to 13,000 veterans from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars and said they discovered a link between combat and trauma, and violence at home, often directed at their partners.

A third of the victims were someone in the family - often a wife or girlfriend, the study found.

Comment: PTSD is a huge epidemic, but far from being committed to helping support returning vets, the governments have been accused of making mental health care virtually unavailable to thousands of discharged soldiers through perfunctory exams, delays in referrals and treatment, and a prolonged and complex system of awarding medical benefits. Because the truth is that the psychopaths in power really don't care what happens to the vets or any of the rest of us:

This is how the U.S. supports its troops: Judge rules court won't step in to aid vets
Underestimation: A Third Of Gulf War Veterans Have Mental Health Difficulties