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Archive for May, 2011

Voter Petitions Prompt Recall Elections For Three Wisconsin State Senators

At least three State Senators in Wisconsin will be forced to participate in recall elections this July, an elections committee ruled on May 23. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the State's Government Accountability Board has voted unanimously to schedule three recall elections for July 12.

Bitter Cumin Shown To Be Effective Alternative Medicine

In a study that was published in the BioMed Central journal Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a team of scientists found that bitter cumin seeds contain a wide array of phenolic compounds, making the spice a powerful antioxidant. 

A Sordid Affair: Edwards Faces Indictment

Former Democratic Presidential candidate John Edwards will face prosecution for alleged campaign-law violations. The United States Department of Defense has allowed the government to seek an indictment against Edwards, who is accused of using campaign funds to hide his extramarital affair from the public. 

Lawmakers Scramble To Increase FEMA Funding

Many Americans are keeping their fingers crossed in hopes that a devastating natural disaster doesn’t sweep through their neighborhood, especially considering the recent news that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is running low on relief funds. 

Afghanistan: A Lost Cause

Despite proclamations of victory by the Administration of President Barack Obama, the death of Osama bin Laden is not like the fall of Berlin in 1945. In itself, killing bin Laden brings no peace. It does ask many unsettling questions about America’s number one ally on the war on terror, Pakistan. It also puts into question America’s ability to even win the war in Afghanistan.

Increased Reliance On Foreign Food Poses Health Risks For Americans

Alarming new research from scientists may prompt some Americans to utilize their self-sufficiency skills to stock up on natural, home-grown food. 

Federal Lawsuit Takes Aim At Vague Definition Of ‘Assault Weapons’

A pair of gun rights groups have filed a lawsuit in California alleging that the State’s definition of “assault weapons” is Unconstitutionally vague. 

Ron Paul on Morning Joe Talking About Paul Ryan Budget and Foreign Policy

‘Woodstock Of The Web’

The “Woodstock of the Web” took place in Geneva, Switzerland, on May 25, 1994, when 380 scientists gathered in CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, for the first World Wide Web Conference. Although only 380 people attended the conference, this seminal event has become so important in the history of the Internet that several thousand more have claimed to have been there. Thus, the event earned the “Woodstock” moniker.

USDA Cracks Down On Missouri “Crime” Family

In yet another example of Federal tyranny, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has come down with both feet on a Nixa, Mo., family for selling rabbits in a business that began as way to teach their son responsibility. John Dollarhite, the owner of Dollarvalue Rabbitry, is facing a fine of $90,643 for selling 619 rabbits to individuals and businesses in southwest Missouri from April 3, 2008 to Dec. 21, 2009.

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