Keyword: chemicals

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Saddam, the ATM of Al Qaeda

    11/12/2004 11:09:57 AM PST · by Peach · 49 replies · 4,315+ views
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | November 12, 2004 | Christopher S. Carson
    Saddam, the ATM of Al Qaeda By Christopher S. Carson FrontPageMagazine.com | November 15, 2004 The Report of the 9/11 Commission has been digested, and the news media outlets have seized upon it as confirmation of their view that al Qaeda is a kind of purely stateless entity that never had "operational links" with rogue states like Iraq. Somehow, goes the thrust of the Report, Osama bin Laden was for years able to finance, train and supply an international terrorist corporation that had ongoing jihad operations in fifty countries - by himself, on no more than a $30 million personal...
  • 4 dead in DuPont chemical leak

    11/15/2014 4:52:02 PM PST · by GeronL · 43 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/15/2014
    Four people were killed and another was hospitalized in a chemical leak at a DuPont facility near Houston Saturday morning, authorities said. The hospitalized worker is expected to recover, plant manager Randall Clements said. The accident occurred when the chemical methyl mercaptan, which in low concentrations is used to odorize natural gas, was released in an area of a facility in La Porte at around 4 a.m. Saturday, Jeff Suggs, emergency management coordinator for the city, told NBC station KPRC. "We will continue to cooperate with all the local authorities and make sure that we investigate this fully and we...
  • Nerve Agent Destruction Halted in Ind. After 500-Gallon Wastewater Spill

    10/29/2005 9:24:40 PM PDT · by ncountylee · 15 replies · 423+ views
    ap.tbo ^ | Oct 30, 2005 | AP
    NEWPORT, Ind. (AP) - Army contractors halted operations Saturday at a western Indiana complex built to destroy a deadly nerve agent after nearly 500 gallons of caustic wastewater spilled in a contained area. No workers were injured or exposed to the hydrolysate, a byproduct of the destruction of the agent, when it leaked onto the floor of a sealed area at the Newport Chemical Depot, depot spokesman Dennis Lindsey said. The facility was to be shut down until the spill was cleaned up and its cause determined, Lindsey said. The western Indiana facility destroys the Cold War-era chemical weapon VX...
  • Whose sarin? (Obama exposed for Syria false-flag)

    12/18/2013 9:23:22 AM PST · by Abiotic · 42 replies
    London Review of Books ^ | 19 December 2013 | Seymour Hersh
    Barack Obama did not tell the whole story this autumn when he tried to make the case that Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the chemical weapons attack near Damascus on 21 August. In some instances, he omitted important intelligence, and in others he presented assumptions as facts. Most significant, he failed to acknowledge something known to the US intelligence community: that the Syrian army is not the only party in the country’s civil war with access to sarin, the nerve agent that a UN study concluded – without assessing responsibility – had been used in the rocket attack. In the...
  • Chemicals in plastic 'are making women less interested in sex'

    10/20/2014 8:28:07 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 63 replies
    Daily Mail (London) ^ | Oct. 20, 2014 | FIONA MACRAE
    Full headline: Chemicals in plastic 'are making women less interested in sex': Low libido linked to additives used to soften materials found in every home PVC flooring and plastic shower curtains could lower women's libido Women with high levels of phthalates more likely to say no to sex Additives are man-made chemicals thought to interfere with hormones Tiny particles enter our systems through eating and breathing Chemicals found in PVC flooring, plastic shower curtains, processed food and other trappings of modern life may be sapping women’s interest in sex. A study has linked low libido with the additives used to...
  • IRAQ REBUILDS SITES THAT MAKE NERVE-GAS INGREDIENTS

    08/19/2002 1:35:04 AM PDT · by kattracks · 64 replies · 1,166+ views
    New York Post ^ | 8/19/02 | NILES LATHEM
    <p>Satellite pix show that three chemical facilities in Iraq - Fullujah I, II and III - wrecked in the 1991 Gulf War are back in business.</p> <p>August 19, 2002 -- WASHINGTON - These mysterious chemical factories northwest of Baghdad are a major reason the Bush administration thinks war with Iraq is inevitable.</p>
  • Aluminium poisoning may trigger Alzheimer’s disease, claims professor

    10/14/2014 1:01:10 PM PDT · by opentalk · 85 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | October 13, 2014 | Sarah Knapton
    Professor Chrisopher Exley of Keele University claims that aluminium present in everyday items like cosmetics and food may be building up in the brain and causing Alzheimer's disease Aluminium poisoning may be fuelling Alzheimer’s disease, a leading professor has claimed.Professor Chrisopher Exley, of Keele University, said that exposure to the metal causes deposits in the human brain which can exacerbate other problems...Aluminium, he argues, is now added to or used in almost everything we eat, drink, inject or absorb. The metal is abundant in the Earth’s crust and is naturally absorbed from the soil by plants and foodstuffs. But aluminium...
  • This Summer, Make Your Own Natural, Mild, and CHEAP Mosquito Repellent:

    07/22/2014 7:16:48 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 35 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 22 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Cutter's ain't bad, but not cheap either...  and that Off stuff is kinda nasty- try this homemade one instead: __________________________________________ Combine in a 16 oz bottle: 15 drops lavender oil 3-4 Tbsp of vanilla extract 1/4 Cup lemon juice. Fill bottle with water, shake, and you're good to go- __________________________________________ h/t Kirby
  • New Jersey waterways flooded by millions of pounds of chemicals, report says

    06/19/2014 8:39:20 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 57 replies
    PAULSBORO — Standing in the shadow of the Paulsboro Refining Company and right next to the Delaware River, representatives from Environment New Jersey and Mom's Clean Air Force released a report showing millions of pounds of chemicals have been released into the state's waterways. Approximately 206 million pounds of toxic chemicals, from ammonia and phenol to zinc, sodium nitrate and hydrogen sulfide, were released into waterways in the United States in 2012, according to the report, with 5.862 million of those pounds being in New Jersey — making it the 14th highest in the country. Maureen Cervantes, a lifelong Paulsboro...
  • The Plight of the Monarch Butterflies

    06/09/2014 7:05:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 6/8/2014 | Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser
    The Monarch Butterflies are threatened, no doubt about that. Well-meaning groups, like LMF are grassroots efforts to encourage gardeners to grow milkweed plants, the monarchs predominant food source. The crucial question though has not been asked: why is the milkweed plant rapidly disappearing? Some Ideas Some people think the use of genetically modified (GM) corn that is the source of the problem. They think that herbicides applied to GM corn prevent the growth of errant milkweed plants in corn fields. I don’t think so. The milkweed rate of growth is much less than that of corn and the monarchs would...
  • Honeybees abandoning hives and dying due to insecticide use, research finds

    05/11/2014 7:05:56 AM PDT · by Renfield · 37 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 5-9-2014 | Damian Carrington
    The mysterious vanishing of honeybees from hives can be directly linked to insectcide use, according to new research from Harvard University. The scientists showed that exposure to two neonicotinoids, the world's most widely used class of insecticide, lead to half the colonies studied dying, while none of the untreated colonies saw their bees disappear. "We demonstrated that neonicotinoids are highly likely to be responsible for triggering 'colony collapse disorder' in honeybee hives that were healthy prior to the arrival of winter," said Chensheng Lu, an expert on environmental exposure biology at Harvard School of Public Health and who led the...
  • Israel: Syrian Government Made 30 Poison Gas Attacks Since August

    05/09/2014 7:48:29 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 9 May 2014, | ABE KATSMAN
    Syrian forces loyal to President Bashar Assad have used chemical weapons in over 30 attacks since Syria joined the Chemical Weapons Convention last year and agreed to the destruction of its entire chemical arsenal, reports The Times of Israel. “From the day that he signed the deal, [Assad] has used chemical weapons over thirty times, and in every case citizens were killed,” a senior Israel Defense Forces officer said, adding that the weapons were “tactically deployed” with mortars and short-range rockets. According to the officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, Assad’s regime is currently developing “non-classic” unconventional weapons...
  • Oklahoma Adds New Drugs to Lethal-Injection Protocol

    03/24/2014 10:29:34 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 25, 2014 | NBC News
    "Lawyers for two men on death row in Oklahoma say the state has informed them it has a new execution protocol that would allow it to choose from any of five lethal injections. The change comes days after the state revealed that it had been unable to obtain the chemicals for its existing protocol: pentobarbital and vecuronium — prompting a court to delay the executions of convicted murderers Charles Warner and Clayton Lockett for a month. In the revised protocol given to the men's defense team, prison officials outline five possible one-drug and three-drug injections it could use to kill...
  • Subway Takes Chemical Out of Sandwich Bread After Protest

    02/06/2014 4:44:51 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    ABC ^ | Susan Donaldson James
    Subway said today it is removing a chemical used in yoga mats and shoe soles from the bread of it its popular sandwiches after a food blogger got more than 50,000 signatures in a petition drive. "The complete conversion to have this product out of the bread will be done soon," Subway said in a statement. The company said the move had nothing to do with the protest and that it was "already in the process of removing azodicarbonamide as part of our bread improvement efforts." But Vani Hari, the activist blogger who takes credit for the removal of yellow...
  • GM Debate Not Settled, Say European Scientists 'Genetically modified foods'.

    11/04/2013 10:55:03 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 128 replies
    Epoch times ^ | Oct 24, 2013 | Justina Reichel,
    GM Debate Not Settled, Say European Scientists Controversy erupts after World Food Prize awarded to Monsanto By Justina Reichel, Epoch Times | October 24, 2013 In the wake of biotech giants Monsanto and Syngenta being awarded the World Food Prize, a European coalition of scientists is challenging claims that the debate around genetically modified foods is settled and that GM foods are safe. The European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility, which consists of more than 90 scientists, academics, and physicians, released a statement Monday in response to “sweeping claims” that GM products are safe. “We strongly reject...
  • Terrorist planned attack on U.S. nuclear warhead stockpile

    11/16/2002 9:57:21 PM PST · by Destro · 9 replies · 304+ views
    The Sun-Herald ^ | November 17 2002 | Philip Delves Broughton
    Terrorist planned attack on nuclear warhead stockpile By Philip Delves Broughton November 17 2002 The Sun-Herald An Al Qaeda terrorist has confessed that he planned to drive a giant explosive device into a United States air force bunker in Belgium believed to contain nuclear warheads. News of the plot came as the US warned that a broadcast thought to contain the words of Osama bin Laden foreshadowed a likely attack. The FBI said national landmarks and the aviation, oil and nuclear industries were all possible targets. In an interview with a Belgian radio station, Tunisian Nizar Trabelsi, 31, a former...
  • Bees can’t sniff out flowers because of CARS: Diesel fumes change the odor of blooms…

    10/03/2013 2:35:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 09:38 EST, 3 October 2013 | Sarah Griffiths
    Diesel pollution makes it harder for honeybees to find flowers by changing the chemical make-up of their scent, scientists have found. Honeybees use floral odors to find flowers that will give the best yields of pollen and nectar, but diesel fumes can affect their ability to locate and recognize the plants, potentially affecting pollination and ultimately global food security. British researchers took eight chemicals found in the odor of oilseed rape flowers and mixed them both with clean air, which had no impact on the scent, and air containing diesel fumes. When mixed with diesel fumes, six of the eight...
  • Obama’s bombing resolution seeks blank check from Congress

    09/02/2013 11:30:15 AM PDT · by libstripper · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sept 1, 2013 | CONN CARROLL
    President Obama has released the text of the resolution he will send to Congress, asking them to rubber stamp his already-made decision to bomb Syria. The full text of the resolution is below, but here are the key paragraphs:
  • Endocannabinoids trigger inflammation that leads to diabetes

    08/21/2013 5:39:52 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies
    National Institutes of Health ^ | August 19, 2013 | NA
    NIH scientists identify possible treatment target for type 2 diabetesResearchers at the National Institutes of Health have clarified in rodent and test tube experiments the role that inflammation plays in type 2 diabetes, and revealed a possible molecular target for treating the disease. The researchers say some natural messenger chemicals in the body are involved in an inflammatory chain that can kill cells in the pancreas, which produces insulin. A report of the finding appears online in Nature Medicine.“This study is a significant milestone in an ongoing exploration of the endocannabinoid system’s role in the metabolic complications of obesity,” says...
  • Studies Link Plastic Food Packaging To Diabetes, Obesity Risks In Kids

    08/19/2013 5:09:02 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 73 replies
    Consumerist ^ | August 19, 2013
    Because there are apparently not enough studies to convince the Food and Drug Administration that controversial chemical Bisphenol-A (BPA) should not be used in just about every form of food packaging, yet another study has been published linking BPA to childhood obesity. Meanwhile, a separate study released today showed a possible connection between a widely used plasticizer and diabetes. Both studies are to be published in the September 2013 edition of the journal Pediatrics and are currently available for free online. The first study [PDF] investigated the relationship between levels of BPA in urine and subjects’ body mass index (BMI),...
  • $15B Gulf Coast chemicals boom fuels hiring war

    06/05/2013 6:52:59 AM PDT · by thackney · 5 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | http://fuelfix.com/blog/2013/06/05/15b-gulf-coast-chemicals-boom-fuels-hiring-war/ | Jeannie Kever
    The petrochemical business long operated below the radar, trying not to draw attention as it rode the boom and bust cycles of the industry. But that’s changing as shale gas has promised a steady supply of low-cost natural gas, which provides both fuel and feedstock for the chemical industry. Chemical companies have become both economic players — an expansion estimated at more than $15 billion is under way at chemical plants along the Texas Gulf coast — and supplicants on the labor market. “It’s super challenging right now,” said Greg Wagner, vice president of human resources at Chevron Phillips Chemical...
  • Bipartisan Senate bill would give EPA power to ban dangerous chemicals

    06/02/2013 5:49:11 AM PDT · by EBH · 44 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 5/22/2013 | Michael Hawthorne
    The bill would give the EPA authority to ban or restrict the use of chemicals if the agency finds that they pose unacceptable risks, a process that is now all but impossible. Under current law, the government couldn't even ban asbestos, a well-documented carcinogen that has killed thousands of people who suffered devastating lung diseases. "Every parent wants to know that the chemicals used in everyday products have been proven safe, but our current chemical laws fail to give parents that peace of mind," said Lautenberg, who has been pushing for reform since 2005. "Our bipartisan bill would fix the...
  • Manufacturing Is Fueling America's Recovery

    05/31/2013 8:10:38 AM PDT · by thackney · 40 replies
    Real Clear Energy ^ | May 31, 2013 | Charles Drevna
    Whoever said the days of American manufacturing were over spoke too soon. America's manufacturing days may have stalled for a period, but they are far from over. I see many good days ahead for our nation and manufacturing, but it will take work and the cooperation of government and business to make it happen. Advances in shale development have changed the picture. Today, supplies of oil, natural gas and natural gas liquid (NGL) from shale, once thought unobtainable, have led to record-breaking volumes of fuel and raw materials that will rewrite our future. While attention has primarily focused on the...
  • Melinda Gates, Planned Parenthood and Hillary Clinton Push Illegal Abortions

    05/30/2013 6:15:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Life news ^ | Population Research Institute
    It’s being billed as “the largest global event of the decade to focus on the health and empowerment of girls and women.” But it is also very obviously a conference designed to reduce populations of developing nations by promoting a Western-style sexual revolution via chemical contraceptives, access to abortion-on-demand including, the promotion of the chemical abortifacient misoprostol in countries where abortion is illegal, and sex education for youth. On Tuesday more than 4,000 delegates from 145 countries attended the launch of the third Women Deliver conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Featured speakers over the three-day event include Melinda Gates, of...
  • Researchers say Western IQs dropped 14 points over last century

    05/26/2013 8:06:05 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 104 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 24, 2013 | Eric Pfeiffer
    A new study from researchers in Europe claims that the average IQ in Western nations dropped by a staggering 14.1 points over the past century. "We tested the hypothesis that the Victorians were cleverer than modern populations using high-quality instruments, namely measures of simple visual reaction time in a meta-analytic study," the researchers wrote in the study, which was published online in the journal Intelligence on Thursday. "Simple reaction time measures correlate substantially with measures of general intelligence and are considered elementary measures of cognition."-snip- The results were measured using data from 1889 to 2004 and were analyzed by Michael...
  • "Do not drink" order for hundreds in North GA, FBI investigating

    04/30/2013 12:54:22 PM PDT · by Fire_on_High · 66 replies
    WRCB ^ | Apr 29, 2013 | Kimberly Barbour
    CHATSWORTH, GA (WRCB) - Hundreds of people in one north Georgia town are not allowed to drink their water. The water treatment plant in Ramhurst is temporarily shut down after someone broke in and changed the chemical settings. It's affecting about 400 Murray County residents. Local, state and federal officials are investigating who's to blame. Officials with Chatsworth Water Works say the source of the problems is at the Carter's Lake Water Treatment Plant in the Ramhurst area. Saturday workers noticed someone had changed some chemical settings. First, officials issued a "boil advisory" but the Environmental Protection Department bumped it...
  • Scientists: Ubiquitous household chemical could be killing cats

    05/09/2013 10:18:44 AM PDT · by Fawn · 47 replies
    Koko news ^ | May 8 2013 | Jeff Burnside
    SEATTLE -- A chemical threat lies hidden in millions of American homes, and top government scientists believe it could be killing cats. Right now in the special session of the state legislature, lawmakers are fighting powerful interests to ban versions of the chemical. Dr. Dennis Wackerbarth is a top expert on hyperthyroidsim, and he said countless numbers of cats die from the disease each year.
  • U.S. Senators Call for Action in Syria Over Use of Chemicals

    04/25/2013 9:09:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    inn ^ | 4/25/13 | Elad Benari
    U.S. Senators said on Thursday it was time to intervene in Syria, after the United States said for the first time that Syria had likely used chemical weapons against rebel forces. Sen. Robert Menendez, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said in a statement that President Bashar Al-Assad had “crossed a red line” and that the international community should act to ensure his fall. "The situation in Syria is clearly deteriorating. The Assad regime has crossed a red line by using chemical weapons, which forces us to consider all options as to how we act to influence the balance...
  • Mayor Bloomberg To Announce Styrofoam Ban As Part Of Green Push For NYC

    02/14/2013 12:57:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    The Consumerist ^ | 02/14/2013 | Mary Beth Quirk
    We all saw it coming and now it’s happening — New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is going to announce an official ban on styrofoam containers in his State of the City address today. Just to clarify once again, uppercase Styrofam is a trademarked product used in insulation, while what we all know as styrofoam is really extruded polystyrene. Moving on! The ban on styrofoam is part of a larger program the mayor has planned for his last year in office, which will also include more recycling, a curbside food-composting pilot program and more electric vehicles cruising the city streets. His...
  • New York City Mayor Bloomberg to announce he wants to ban Styrofoam

    02/14/2013 6:32:46 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 14, 2013
    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has fought against smoking, big sugary drinks and salty food during his tenure, is setting his sights on a new foe: Styrofoam. Bloomberg plans to use part of his Thursday State of the City address to push for a ban on Styrofoam food packaging. He also will call for initiatives that would increase the number of parking spaces for electric cars and begin recycling more plastics and food waste "One product that is virtually impossible to recycle and never bio-degrades is Styrofoam ... something that we know is environmentally destructive and that may...
  • Obscure al-Qaida Chemist Worries Experts

    12/03/2005 10:08:47 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 8 replies · 759+ views
    Obscure al-Qaida Chemist Worries Experts By CHARLES J. HANLEY, AP Special Correspondent 7 minutes ago He's a mystery in a red beard, with a strange alias and a degree in chemical engineering. In the hands of this alleged al-Qaida operative, it's a specialty that summons visions of poison gas and mass terror. Al-Qaida is "wedded to the spectacular," notes U.S. counterterrorism analyst Donald Van Duyn, and elusive Egyptian chemist Midhat Mursi was said to be exploring such possibilities when last seen, brewing up deadly compounds and gassing dogs in Afghanistan. Van Duyn's FBI and other U.S. agencies are interested enough...
  • (French) Pesticide Drums found at PLO Training Site discovered in Iraq.

    04/08/2003 11:04:38 PM PDT · by Steven W. · 9 replies · 463+ views
    MSNBC | 4/9/03 | Dana Lewis
    NBC reporter Dana Lewis reporting live video from newly discovered PLO terrorist training camp that was discovered in Iraq. It has obstacle course, shooting range, pretty much looks like one of the familiar AlQaeda terrorist training camps. Dana Lewis also reports that this camp is close to the infamous pesticide site and that there are some of the same French pesticide drums (not the others suspected of containing the CW "Cocktail" mixture) at the PLO camp along with gas masks and chemical suits. They're not sure what to make of it and the officer in charge was hesitant to say...
  • U.S. Troops Are Reported Back in Iraq Over Syrian Crisis

    12/10/2012 7:20:50 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 50 replies
    New American ^ | Monday, 10 December 2012 12:45 | Jack Kenny
    More than 3,000 U.S. military personnel have secretly returned to Iraq via Kuwait and 17,000 more are on their way in response to the civil war in Syria that has spilled over into northern Iraq, according to a report published Monday by Iran's Press TV. The news follows by four days a report from the Russian news service RT that the aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower has joined the USS Iwo Jima off the coast of Syria. Both President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton last week issued stern warnings to Syria about unspecified but serious "consequences" that would follow if...
  • 'Bomb' Doc Was Fired From Hospital After Stalking Allegation (mentions "Occupy militant element")

    11/19/2012 10:57:21 AM PST · by dead · 3 replies
    A doctor charged Saturday with possessing a large quantity of chemicals used in bomb-making spent 15 years on the staff of a Manhattan hospital until he was fired in 2006 for refusing to submit to a psychiatric evaluation when a nurse accused him of stalking her, court records show. Roberto Rivera, 60, was charged with recklessly creating a risk of widespread injury or damage after federal and local authorities found precursor chemicals used in the making of explosives in the basement of a Ridgewood house, Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said in a release Saturday afternoon. Rivera was being held...
  • Proof Positive - In My Opinion (who created Innocence of Muslims)(Obama)

    09/20/2012 10:33:42 PM PDT · by TigersEye · 145 replies
    Youtube ^ | Sept. 20, 2012 | Montagraph
    Proof Positive - In My Opinion True Source Found For "Innocence of Muslims." (Obama)This is a Youtube video produced by user Montagraph who speculated that "Innocence of Muslims" was a false flag op. So did I. He has done a lot of work tracing numerous websites connected to the original uploading of the now famous video. His narrative starts out very slow but give it a chance. He does explain it all in detail and has sourced it all with URLs below his vid. Montagraph declines to say that his evidence is definitive so you be the judge. The internet...
  • 'Code Red Alert' issued, evacuations ordered after fire at site of derailed train

    10/31/2012 1:44:45 PM PDT · by Stonewall Jackson · 12 replies
    WHAS 11 ^ | October 31, 2012 | staff
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- There has been a fire at the site of the massive train derailment. An evacuation has been ordered for anyone who lives within 1.2 miles of the fire. Highway 44 is outside the evacuation area. We are told five people have been injured. Two people have refused treatment and three are reportedly more seriously injured. We are told one is in critical condition, another is in serious condition and one is in fair condition. The injured workers suffered second and third degree burns. A firefighter on the scene tells WHAS11 there were some workers who were...
  • Elizabeth Warren helped protect Dow Chemical against breast implant claims

    10/03/2012 11:10:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 10/03/2012 | William A. Jacobson
    The Boston Globe is being dragged kicking and screaming to facts regarding Elizabeth Warren’s private law practice history, including her representation of Dow Chemical which Warren never previously disclosed to the press (emphasis mine): Warren, a Harvard Law School bankruptcy specialist, released a list of 13 cases Monday night, just 15 minutes before the start of her second debate with Brown. Her campaign described those often complex cases in brief, flattering terms. But the list did not include all the clients Warren has consulted with or represented over the years that may not have appeared on court dockets. Instead,...
  • Clinton offers more U.S. help as Libya battles militias

    09/24/2012 9:53:23 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 15 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 24 Sept 2012 | By Andrew Quinn
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton offered Libya more help on Monday as it seeks to rein in militias, stressing that Washington will remain a firm partner despite this month's deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. ...snip... A senior U.S. official said Clinton reviewed U.S. assistance to Libya as it works to secure chemical weapons and other dangerous armaments and to crack down on armed militia groups that have sprung up since the ouster of longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi. "The secretary offered to intensify our support and help for the Libyan government in all...
  • Chemical in many antibacterial soaps linked with impaired muscle function

    08/14/2012 11:46:03 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 90 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Thursday, August 14, 2012 | Loren Grush
    Introduced in the 1970s, the compound triclosan has become an increasingly popular ingredient in many antibacterial soaps and other personal-care items, such as deodorants and mouthwashes. However, as the chemical’s popularity continues to grow, a recent report has raised concerns about some frightening risks that triclosan could pose to public health. A new study published in the "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences" has revealed that exposure to triclosan is linked with muscle function impairments in humans and mice, as well as slowing the swimming of fish. By reducing contractions in both cardiac and skeletal muscles, the chemical has...
  • Scotts Miracle-Gro goes out on a limb with political donation

    08/09/2012 3:23:34 PM PDT · by BRL · 60 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug 8, 2012 | T.W. Farnam
    In an election year filled with secret campaign money, the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company has made the unlikely choice to go public with a big political donation. The Ohio-based company, familiar as the producer of a ubiquitous plant fertilizer, is now a political player, donating $200,000 in June to the Restore Our Future super PAC supporting Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
  • Old Shelby Township Ford plant blamed for cancer-causing chemicals in nearby water

    07/23/2012 5:28:31 PM PDT · by equaviator · 18 replies
    ClickonDetroit ^ | Jul 23 2012 | Lauren Podell
    SHELBY TOWNSHIP, MI- Environmental consultant says Ford plant emits harmful chemicals which could cause cancer An old Shelby Township Ford Motor Co. plant is being blamed for leaking cancer-causing chemicals into the area's groundwater. The plant at 23 Mile and Mound roads is in the process of being demolished. However, the latest findings may hinder the demolition. In a motion hearing on Monday in Macomb County Circuit Court, an environmental consultant hired to test the plant site said two harmful chemicals have been found and people living in the area need to know about it. The two chemicals are TCE,...
  • Beset by Strife @Chemical Security Ofc, DHS Internal Rprt Claims Anti-Terrorism Prog Now In Jeopardy

    12/21/2011 2:59:00 PM PST · by Doogle · 11 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 12/21/11 | Mike Levine
    A federal program aimed at securing potentially dangerous chemicals is now in jeopardy after being beset by a series of deep-seated problems, including wasteful spending and a largely unqualified workforce that lacks "professionalism," according to a scathing internal Department of Homeland Security report obtained exclusively by Fox News. In 2007, Congress established the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards program, which directs DHS to collect and review information from U.S. chemical facilities to determine whether they present a security risk. It is overseen by the Infrastructure Security Compliance Division -- or ISCD.
  • IDF fears flotilla activists plan to use chemical weapons

    06/27/2011 3:13:27 PM PDT · by Never A Dull Moment · 49 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 06/27/2011 22:28 | YAAKOV KATZ
    IDF sources claimed Monday night that new intelligence information obtained by Israel in recent days shows that participants of the flotilla planning to break Israel’s sea blockade over the Gaza Strip later this week plan to kill IDF soldiers who board their ships. According to the information obtained by the IDF, some of the participants have prepared a number of sacks with sulfur, which they plan to pour on the soldiers as they board the vessels. “This is a chemical weapon and if poured on a soldier it can paralyze him,” an IDF source told The Jerusalem Post Monday night....
  • Chemicals Were Injected Into Wells, Report Says (During Hydraulic Fracturing by Gas Companies)

    04/17/2011 6:24:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    New York Times ^ | 04/17/2011 | Ian Urbina
    Oil and gas companies injected hundreds of millions of gallons of hazardous or carcinogenic chemicals into wells in more than 13 states from 2005 to 2009, according to an investigation by Congressional Democrats. The chemicals were used by companies during a drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or hydrofracking, which involves the high-pressure injection of a mixture of water, sand and chemical additives into rock formations deep underground. The process, which is being used to tap into large reserves of natural gas around the country, opens fissures in the rock to stimulate the release of oil and gas. Hydrofracking has...
  • Erin Brockovich back in Hinkley testing water

    03/10/2011 4:27:25 AM PST · by Robert Drobot · 19 replies
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | Wed Mar 9, 6:06 pm ET | By NOAKI SCHWARTZ, Associated Press
    Bowcock also said they have found much higher pollution levels than expected. Some areas, he said, are showing levels that are 400 times higher than the recommended public health goal. While the utility believes the contamination is affecting an estimated 100 households, he believes the number is closer to 250. "I don't think PG&E ever had their arms around the problem entirely," said Bowcock, adding that he was stunned by the results. PG&E said it has not seen Bowcock's water testing results but remained committed to working with the community and the water district.
  • A Glimpse Behind the Plot Against the American Embassy in Paris

    10/27/2001 5:40:41 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 28 replies · 448+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 10/28/2001 | CHRIS HEDGES
    The chemicals were stored in vats in the basement of an Egyptian restaurant in downtown Brussels. The suicide bomber, a former soccer player who had fallen into drug use and petty crime, had been selected. The target, the American Embassy in Paris, had been scouted. All that remained was the signal from Osama bin Laden's operatives in Afghanistan to strike. The nod was to come from a Frenchman of Algerian origin who was on his way back from training in Afghanistan. But he was arrested in transit, and he talked, spilling to French interrogators details of what could have been ...
  • Edible Fracking Chemicals

    12/16/2010 3:34:50 AM PST · by Puzzleman · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 15, 2010 | Peter Wilson
    -- snip --The Wall Street Journal however reports good news today in its story, "Edible Ingredients Used to Drill for Gas." Apparently Halliburton and Baker Hughes have developed fracking chemicals using fatty acids and other ingredients found in toothpaste, ketchup, ice cream and beer. The enemies of cheap natural gas of course won't congratulate Halliburton for being a good steward of the planet and switch their position. I wonder where the next attack will come from. Fatty acids in the edible fracking chemicals lead to an obesity epidemic in the caribou population?
  • Chemical fire, some evacuation near Sheffield (Illinois)

    10/09/2010 12:26:57 PM PDT · by arkady_renko · 10 replies
    The News Tribune ^ | 10/09/2010 | Craig Sterrett
    Chemical fire, some evacuation near Sheffield (Illinois)Residents of Sheffield and Wyanet awoke this morning to a large, black cloud of smoke emanating from Euclid Chemical near Hennepin Canal State Parkway state park. The fire was not showing signs of getting smaller at 9:30 a.m. As of about 10 a.m., authorities were asking residents in an area east of Route 40 and west Princeton for several miles to stay indoors and keep windows closed. At 9:20 a.m., police closed U.S. 6 and U. S. 34 between Wyanet and Route 40 in addition to the earlier closing of Route 40 from the...
  • Terrorists Planned Car Bomb Attacks

    08/09/2010 1:48:49 AM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies
    THE JAKARTA POST.com ^ | Mon, 08/09/2010 10:26 AM | Dicky Christanto and Bagus BT Saragih, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta
    SNIPPET: "The police arrested two terrorist suspects at the house: Fahri Tanjung, also known as Hilmi, and Hamzah. The police also found chemicals they believed were to be used to make explosives and an activated hand-made high-explosive bomb inside the house. West Java Police chief Insp. Gen. Sutarman said the police detonated the high-explosive bomb on location after failing to defuse it. Books and VCDs on jihad, as well as an air rifle were seized as evidence. One of the VCDs was titled Afghanistan jihad: The journey of the oppressed. Sutarman said the suspects had been involved in acts of...
  • Ohio jury convicts 3 in plot to kill U.S. troops

    06/13/2008 2:02:41 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 18 replies · 497+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 6/13/08 | AP
    A jury on Friday convicted three men of Middle Eastern descent of plotting to recruit and train terrorists to kill American soldiers in Iraq. The men — Mohammad Amawi, 28, Marwan El-Hindi, 45, and Wassim Mazloum, 27 — face a maximum sentence of life in prison. Prosecutors said the men were learning to shoot guns and make explosives while raising money to fund their plans to wage a holy war against U.S. troops. Defense attorneys charged that the three defendants, who all lived in the Toledo area, were manipulated by a government informant. The jury returned its verdict after three...