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The budget crisis in our country has hit an extreme. States across the country are cutting education, social programs, funding for homeless shelters, and police stations. The property taxes and local taxes are being raised. Ironically, Speculators do not have to pay for financial purchases, including the high-risk derivatives and credit default swaps. Most of […]
Lead poisoning has killed more than 400 children under the age of 5. These children have died due to the result of contamination from illegal gold extraction in northern Nigeria. Women and children often participated in the process of the lead-rich extraction of the gold and the crushed rocks are often taken home which helped […]
Concern is on the rise about radiation exposure from the HYPERLINK “http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40194439/ns/travel-news/”X-ray full-body scanners being deployed at airports nationwide. In an effort to thwart terrorist attacks, TSA and experts Department of Homeland Security are claiming that “exposure to radiation is minimal”, reporting that “a person receives more radiation from naturally occurring sources in less than […]