Família portuguesa em Inglaterra ficou sem os cinco filhos por “risco futuro de dano emocional”

by Ana Dias Cordeiro Dois dos cinco filhos de Carla e José Pedro foram colocados para adopção em Inglaterra, onde o casal português vive desde 2003. Os outros três estão em famílias de acolhimento até aos 21 anos. Casos como este são frequentes no Reino Unido e foram objectos de análise na Comissão das Petições do Parlamento Europeu. Quando, em Junho de 2003, deixaram Portugal e emigraram para Inglaterra, Carla e José Pedro tinham dois filhos. Hoje, este casal de Almeirim tem cinco filhos e todos lhes foram retirados em Abril de 2013. Vivem em Grantham e no processo em … Continue reading Família portuguesa em Inglaterra ficou sem os cinco filhos por “risco futuro de dano emocional”

University sports jerseys and key chains contaminated with toxic heavy metals that promote neurological damage

(NaturalNews) College sports jerseys, key chains, seat cushions and other  memorabilia have been found to contain shockingly high levels of toxic heavy  metals like lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic. The toxic products were  sold by stores like Target, Walgreens and Wal-Mart, and they represent the  University of Michigan, the University of Minnesota, Michigan State University  and many other universities. • Shockingly, a University of Michigan  Deluxe Key Ring was found to contain over 1,200 ppm of mercury, a potent  neurotoxin. • A Michigan State University Seat Cushion was found to  contain over 200 ppm cadmium and 170 ppm lead. Cadmium … Continue reading University sports jerseys and key chains contaminated with toxic heavy metals that promote neurological damage

Mazes, Monsters, Charlatans, Satan and Suicide: A Short History of the Satanic Panic

By Matt Staggs One of my favorite pieces of Satanic Panic-era propaganda has to be Jack  Chick’s “Dark Dungeons” religious tract. One of hundreds of such tracts created by Chick, “Dark Dungeons” is the story of two young women led astray by the fantasy role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons. One of them, Marcie, commits suicide after her thief character “Black Leaf” dies and the other, Debbie, is initiated into witchcraft after her cleric character Elfstar advances to eighth level. As the diabolical Dungeon Master “Ms. Frost” leads Debbie further from the loving arms of Jesus, her mysterious friend “Mike” pops … Continue reading Mazes, Monsters, Charlatans, Satan and Suicide: A Short History of the Satanic Panic

Kerry’s Lonely Crusade Against Venezuela

Mark Weisbrot RINF Alternative News Images forge reality, granting a power to television and video and even still photographs that can burrow deep into people’s consciousness without them even knowing it. With a wide variety of sources and people on the ground to talk to, I thought I was immune to the repetitious portrayals of Venezuela as a failed state in the throes of a popular rebellion. But even I was not prepared for what I saw in Caracas: how little of daily life appeared to be affected by the protests, the normality that prevailed in the vast majority of … Continue reading Kerry’s Lonely Crusade Against Venezuela

PETA Accuses Top Horse Trainer Of Animal Cruelty Following Undercover Investigation

After a four-month undercover investigation, an animal rights group has accused a prominent horse trainer of giving his horses unnecessary amounts of performance-enhancing drugs and using illegal electric shock devices to make them run faster. The investigation, conducted by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), used hidden cameras and microphones to document the staff of Steve Asmussen, a top thoroughbred racehorse trainer who holds multiple horse racing records and has won millions of dollars in horse race purses. The probe took place at both Churchill Downs in Kentucky and Saratoga Race Track in New York from April through … Continue reading PETA Accuses Top Horse Trainer Of Animal Cruelty Following Undercover Investigation

Here’s How Much Money People Are Wasting On Illegal Drugs (INFOGRAPHIC)

Buying illegal drugs isn’t just terrible for you, it’s also no good for your wallet. Online black markets like Silk Road — which the FBI shut down in October — bring buyers just a few clicks away from illegal substances, but a drug rehab center is proving that going online is even more bank-busting than buying on the street. Clarity Way created the infographic below to show that “the expensiveness factor with the emotional, health, and career costs of substance abuse [creates] a recipe for a very unhappy life,” a representative told The Huffington Post. The center used stats from … Continue reading Here’s How Much Money People Are Wasting On Illegal Drugs (INFOGRAPHIC)

Is this fusion cuisine of the future? New fork features scent strips to trick the mind into tasting unique combinations of flavors

By Misty White Sidell A techy new fork boasts a special panel that can be infused with scents. The Aromafork has a built-in spot for strips whose scents, when paired with actual food, can be registered by the brain as a new flavor combination. The strips are made of materials not unlike facial blotting papers, and can be loaded with scents including chocolate, banana, basil, coconut and wasabi, among others. It will allow at-home and professional chefs  alike to experiment more easily with flavor combinations. The company has illustrated how the device  can be utilized in a variety of ways … Continue reading Is this fusion cuisine of the future? New fork features scent strips to trick the mind into tasting unique combinations of flavors