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2011-01-14 11:01:00

SEATTLE, Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The following was published on January 11, 2011, by Shafeen Charania, author of the synthesis blog, winner of the 2008 Weblog award for best new blog, and Time.com's 25 best blogs of 2009. If you can't win with substance or the facts, Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD) are a great way to put the other side on the defensive. The recent health care bill was expertly FUDded by the Republicans, and became one of the cornerstones of their successful...

2010-08-20 12:32:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from American Association for Justice President Gibson Vance regarding today's release of protocols for the emergency payments from the BP / Gulf Coast Claims Facility: "As we stated when this fund was first conceived, AAJ is firmly behind efforts to quickly and fairly compensate Gulf Coasters for their losses due to the spill. The voluntary claims process may provide adequate and immediate relief to certain...

2010-06-24 13:37:36

Analysis of a series of public health campaigns in the Swiss media has shown that, although the campaign was entirely focused on positive messages, the resulting stories often featured 'negative' threats and warnings. The study, published in the open access journal BMC Research Notes, also found that the campaign was much more successful in the German media, compared to French or Italian. Bettina Borisch worked with a team of researchers from the University of Geneva to carry out the study...

2005-11-08 08:18:57

By Jon Kalish NEW YORK (Reuters) - Did you know that Pepsi stands for Pay Every Penny Support Israel? Or that Rupert Murdoch is Jewish? Those are just two of the more outlandish declarations uttered by political extremists and ordinary citizens in a new documentary that charts the mother of all conspiracy theories, "The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion." "The Protocols" was a faked document that purported to recount details of a late 19th century conference of Jews at which...

2005-09-18 18:15:21

By Jeremy Lovell LONDON (Reuters) - Russia's feared KGB spy service penetrated all levels of the Indian government under Indira Gandhi in the 1970s and became a major cash backer of her Congress (R) party, according to a book published on Monday. The KGB operation in India during that period was its largest in the world outside the Soviet bloc and it even had to create a new department to handle it, according to The Mitrokhin Archive II based on the KGB's own secret files. "During...

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