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No Agenda Episode 421

By Adam Curry. Posted Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 12:28 PM.

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Don't Be Nosey

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We Suck

Koffi Anan pronnunciation

I think Kofi Annan (?sp) said "suffering population" with a bad accent, as in "sufferin' succotash" in Bugs Bunny cartoons.

He just has a really bad accent.

You know, like people who say "take a listen" and "hey" instead of hello or hi.



"It's better than living in Ethiopia in Belgium '- The Standard

BBC News - The 'baby box' returns to Europe - Algemeen - Amsterdam overweegt bodyscanners op straat

Capital Controls Hit Spain: Government Laws Prohibit Cash Transactions Over 2,500; Minimum Fine of 10,000 for Failure to Report Foreign Accounts Greek Finance Minister to Resign

BBC News - Greece names Yannis Stournaras as new finance minister

Van Rompuy Slashes The "Future Of The Eurozone" From 10 To 7 Pages | ZeroHedge

Soros Calls on EU to Start Joint Debt Fund: Video - Bloomberg

BBC News - EU unveils its vision for the future of monetary union - Dutch central bank warns people to save and pay off mortgages


Paul ex-banking sysadmin analysis of NtaWest

CNBC: World Govt Is Here And Central Banks Rule The World (VIDEO) -

BBC News - RBS boss says software upgrade caused problems

BBC News - Barclays fined for attempts to manipulate Libor rates

Why are more Credit Card Terminals Down? | The Original DailySkew

Gitmo Nation

FnF & More

Mail DouchBaggery


War on Weed

Zombie$/Bath Salts/Spice

Texas man barks at neighbor, eats dog | Hot Topics | a blog

A Waco resident has been charged with cruelty to a nonlivestock animal in an incident in which a man claiming to be on a synthetic form of marijuana called K-2 chased a neighbor while barking and growling and then attacked a family dog, which he beat, strangled and then started to eat, KWTX-TV is reporting.

Michael Terron Daniel, 22, was arrested Monday without incident, the Waco station says.

On June 14, a caller told police that a man was "going crazy," KWTX says. The man, who claimed to have ingested K-2, "got down on his hands and knees and chased a neighbor while barking and growling like a dog," a witness told police.

The man took a black dog to the front porch of the home, beat and strangled the animal and then "began to bite into the dog, ripping pieces of the flesh away," Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton told the station.

Officers reportedly found Daniel sitting on the porch with blood on his face, hands and clothing, KWTX says.

Read more:

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Miami Face-Eater Only Had Marijuana In His System: Toxicology Report NO BATH SALTS - [VIDEO]

War on Hookers

Accountants PR move of the week




Da Bruddahood

The Dark Muslim Brotherhood World of Huma Abedin | FrontPage Magazine Hillary's Ties to the Muslim Brotherhood

State Department refuses to explain how a member of a terrorist group got into the White House - Right Turn - The Washington Post

Drone Nation

Commercial Drones and GPS Spoofers a Bad Mix - IEEE Spectrum

First Full Company of Gray Eagle UAS Now Deployed | sUAS News

US Drone Strike Against North Waziristan Kills Six, Wounds Two -- News from

The Kill List: The Kill List

Agenda 21

The War on Health


Executive Order--Russian Highly Enriched Uranium | The White House


As reflected in Executive Order 13085, the full implementation of the Agreement Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Russian Federation Concerning the Disposition of Highly Enriched Uranium Extracted from Nuclear Weapons, dated February 18, 1993, and related contracts and agreements (collectively, the "HEU Agreements") is essential to the attainment of this goal. The HEU Agreements provide for the conversion of approximately 500 metric tons of highly enriched uranium contained in Russian nuclear weapons into low-enriched uranium for use as fuel in commercial nuclear reactors. In furtherance of our national security goals, all heads of departments and agencies of the United States Government shall continue to take all appropriate measures within their authority to further the full implementation of the HEU Agreements.

Follow the Pipes


Jordan, Iraq near gas pipeline deal; Qatari delegation due in Amman | The Jordan Times

The Iraqi government has approved an agreement paving the way for the construction of a long-awaited gas pipeline to Jordan.

The Iraqi prime ministry approved a year-old memorandum of understanding last week, under which Amman and Baghdad will begin the initial planning of a several-hundred-kilometre pipeline to carry heavy oil and natural gas to the Port of Aqaba, according to an energy official.-

War on Chicken

Chicken war sets stage for supply management change - The Globe and Mail

Consider the famous "chicken wars" of New Brunswick. Looking at the supply-managed mess in this single province, former federal agricultural minister Lyle Vanclief asserted that, for chicken producers and chicken processors, "supply management is no longer the status quo in New Brunswick."

If New Brunswick's chicken industry no longer operates on the original rules of supply-managed farming, what rules do they work under? From one perspective, they look remarkably like the limits imposed by cutthroat competition in a laissez-faire capitalist economy.

"The [Canadian poultry] industry is watching the outcome [in New Brunswick] with well-justified concern," Mr. Vanclief wrote last year in a commentary. "It is abundantly clear that [one of the processor protagonists] is building an American model 'egg-to-plate' fully integrated operation, clearly not a model that was intended by supply-management legislation."

In New Brunswick, two companies have fought for four years to control a market too small for the efficient operation of either, with strategic engagement controlled by out-of-province agents. It's a complicated story. Here is a quick plot guide

Real News


Pharma are drug oushers with the same hours

H+K Strategies

Firstly, came the announcement that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) gave its first ever opinion for a vaccine for use outside the EU -- a major shot in the arm for public health in the third world. The new vaccine, offers protection against six World Health Organization (WHO) priority diseases: diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), hepatitis B, polio and Haemophilus influenzae type B, including meningitis. This-news-signals the EMA opening the door to work with the WHO to speed up access to other important medicines like this one, which offers hope for more effective treatments for HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria, in regions outside the EU.

In other vaccine news, a paper published in Science reports how only a handful of mutations might give the H5N1 avian influenza virus, which typically infects birds, the potential to move easily between mammals and touch off a human flu pandemic. It appears in the journal after more than 8 months of often fierce global debate around results being made public and if researchers should have conducted the experiments at all.

The danger was further underlined by another piece of research published in the Lancet this week, which shows that the number of deaths from the 2009 H1N1 (“swine flu”) pandemic may have been 15 times higher than the number of laboratory-confirmed deaths previously reported.

During the pandemic, from April 2009 to August 2010, 18,500 laboratory-confirmed H1N1-deaths were reported worldwide. As a general rule, the number of lab-confirmed flu deaths is known to be significantly lower than the number of flu deaths that actually occur, and this new research indicates that an estimated 151,700 to over half a million people died.

Adderall Prescriptions Increased 750 Percent in 8 Years | Video - ABC News

BBC News - EEG brain trace 'can detect autism'

A simple brain trace can identify autism in children as young as two years old, scientists believe. A US team at Boston Children's Hospital say EEG traces, which record electrical brain activity using scalp electrodes, could offer a diagnostic test for this complex condition.

Early detection

There are more than 500,000 people with autism in the UK.

Autism is a spectrum disorder, which means that it is not a single condition and will affect individuals in different ways.

Commonly, people with autism have trouble with social interaction and can appear locked in their own worlds.

It can be a difficult condition to diagnose and can go undetected for years.

EEG might offer a way to check for the same condition in younger siblings”

The latest study found 33 specific EEG patterns that appeared to be linked to autism.

These patterns consistently spotted autism in children across a range of age groups, spanning from two to 12 years old.

H1N1 Flu Killed Far More Than Reported - US News and World Report

The pandemic H1N1 flu in 2009 may have killed more than 500,000 people around the world, 15 times more than reported, a new study suggests.

"We need to do a better job at understanding what flu does in these settings," Widdowson said. "People in the poorer regions of south Asia and Africa get a double whammy. They may be at higher risk of severe disease and are less likely to have access to vaccines in the early part of the pandemic."

During the pandemic, 18,500 laboratory-confirmed deaths were reported to the World Health Organization from April 2009 through August 2010, but as many as 575,400 may have actually died, an international group of scientists now says.

"This is a better approximation of the number of deaths that occurred," said researcher Dr. Marc-Alain Widdowson from the influenza division at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Weaponzing Mosquitoes to Fight Tropical Diseases

With his brush cut and jaunty brio, the lanky, jeans-clad, American-born scientist seems like a high school football coach. But Ritchie is part of an Australian research team that is developing a potentially revolutionary new method to defeat dengue--by engineering the very insects that carry the disease.

A handful of other researchers in the U.S. and Europe are also working on techniques to biologically modify bugs to fight diseases. If they succeed, they could create an entirely new way of stopping not only dengue but other insect-borne scourges, such as yellow fever, West Nile virus, and malaria. And stopping these diseases has never been more urgent.

Cervical Cells Most Vulnerable to HPV Are Identified -

Scientists have located the cells in the cervix that give rise to cancer when attacked by the human papillomavirus, a discovery that may lead to new methods of preventing and treating the disease. Even though the virus pervades the entire genital tract, HPV infection causes precancerous and cancerous lesions in just one part of the cervix, called the ectoendocervical squamocolumnar junction, or SC junction. Now researchers have found that cervical cancers are linked to a small population of distinct cells in that region.

“Given how small the area is that these cells occupy,” Dr. Crum said, “they might very easily be removed or ablated by some means which could be a cost-effective way of preventing cervical cancer. There are people who claim anecdotally that this would work, and it’s a concept worth thinking about.” The cells do not regenerate after they are cut away.

Clinical application of the discovery could be very close, Dr. Einstein said.

“This is something that could probably be adopted by clinicians and pathologists pretty soon,” he said. “These investigators have actually identified the type of cells which can then be used to target new methods of testing, treatment and screening. It’s fantastic.”