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2012-05-08 02:23:00

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy: Declassified files from long-running investigations of the Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation (NUMEC) over alleged illegal diversions of US government-owned weapons-grade uranium to Israel are now available online at http://www.IRmep.org/ila/numec The 733 pages of information obtained under the Freedom of Information Act for the new book Divert!...

FDA Approval Gives Us A Chance To Fight Bioterrorism, Plague
2012-04-30 12:33:18

The FDA has announced its approval of the antibacterial agent levofloxacin, or “Levaquin,” to treat and prevent the plague. Manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, Levaquin was approved under the FDA´s Animal Efficacy rule which allows results from animal testing to be studied if such tests on humans aren´t ethical or feasible. Why prevent the plague, and why now? Also known as Yersinia pestis, the plague is considered to be a bioterrorism threat. As such, the US...

2012-04-10 10:24:45

CRESSKILL, N.J., April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Qualified Hispanic American farmers who were discriminated against by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) between 1981 and 2000 can receive lawsuit funding from RD Legal Funding, LLC ("RD Legal") as soon as their settlement amounts have been finalized. RD Legal has been providing lawsuit funding solutions to both plaintiffs and attorneys since 1997. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110803/NY45278LOGO ) The US...

2012-04-08 23:00:07

With the news this week that US Student reading levels are less than half of what they should be, one self-improvement software developer challenges US Officials to improve the statistics by utilizing the latest technology. Canberra, Australia (PRWEB) April 08, 2012 Latest revelations pertaining to the reading levels of U.S students has prompted one software developer to take action. eReflect produces self-improvement software packages and now calls on the US Government to start utilizing...

2012-04-02 23:03:23

This week DecomWorld spoke with Chris Murphy, VP Marine Services, Wild Well Control Inc. to understand more about the work that he is undertaking regarding well plugging and abandonment. (PRWEB) April 02, 2012 DecomWorld: Where in the oil and gas industry does your company sit? Wild Well Control Inc. is a solution provider in well and platform decommissioning in the Gulf of Mexico and internationally. Wild Well are also recognised by the US Government (BSEE) as an operator in the GoM....

WikiLeaks Failure Suggests Need For Radical Transparency
2012-03-24 06:51:55

Enid Burns for Redorbit.com It's possible that Julian Assange and WikiLeaks didn't live up to what they hoped to accomplish, yet accusations from the government came with more force than necessary. Those are conclusions discussed in "WikiLeaks: The illusion of transparency," an article in the International Review of Administrative Sciences," published by SAGE Publications on behalf of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS). The article, written by Alasdair Roberts...

Native American Tribe Granted Permission To Hunt Bald Eagles
2012-03-19 10:34:32

The US government for the first time has granted a Native American tribe in Wyoming permission to kill two bald eagles for a religious ceremony, opening the door for future negotiations for native tribes to claim more of the nationally honored birds for their long-suppressed religious freedoms, the tribe said. The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) granted the Northern Arapaho Tribe a permit on March 9 allowing it to either kill or capture and release two bald eagles this year. The permit...

US Government May Require Rear View Camera On All cars
2012-02-29 05:23:42

Running over people in a car can be a very traumatic experience, especially if the victim is a beloved child or elderly parent. Government regulators report that as many as 112 deaths and 8,374 injuries could be avoided by eliminating the large blind spot at the rear of the car. Two-hundred twenty-eight people die every year in back-over accidents, 44 percent of whom are under the age of 5, whereas 17,000 people are injured in such accidents according to government statistics. To help...

Stratfor Documents Published To Wikileaks
2012-02-27 09:50:57

Wikileaks, the whistelblowing website responsible for leaking hundreds of thousands of top secret government cables and documents over the past few years, is now publishing more than 5 million confidential emails from a US-based intelligence agency known as the “Shadow CIA.” The messages, from intelligence firm Stratfor, date from between July 2004 and December 2011, and reveal Stratfor´s  “web of informers, pay-off structure, payment-laundering techniques and...

2012-01-19 13:37:30

2 Georgetown professors explore a process needed to avoid the current dilemma faced by 2 scientific journals recently asked by the US government to redact parts of scientific publications deemed to be a biosecurity threat The U.S. government's request that the journals Science and Nature withhold scientific information related to the genetically modified H5N1 virus because of biosecurity concerns does not violate the First Amendment, say two Georgetown University professors. They caution,...