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The Truth Behind my Daily Show Interview – Video



The Truth Behind my Daily Show Interview
Stefan Molyneux, host of Freedomain Radio guest hosts the Peter Schiff radio show, and talks about minimum wage, American poverty, Left-wing comedians, getti…

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TOP 09 seeks Czech backing for Europe-wide media ownership rules

The Czech media sector has often won international praise in the past for its freedom and independence. But some in the country are questioning whether that is still the case following the acquisitions by billionaire businessman, ANO leader, and current minister of finance, Andrej Babi

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Why There Isn't a Vaccine for Ebola

On March 28, 2014, healthcare workers from Doctors Without Borders, react, as they prepare isolation and treatment areas for their Ebola, hemorrhagic fever operations, in Gueckedou, Guinea.

Image: Kjell Gunn Beraas, Medecins Sans Frontieresar /Associated Press

As a virologist, I am often asked when science will come up with a solution to stop deadly viruses, such as the current Ebola outbreak in Guinea. With collaborators, I’ve helped design and test over a hundred potentially life-saving antiviral drugs. These have led to patents and publications, which are the hallmarks of success in my profession – yet not one of these drugs has ever made it from the lab to market.

Pharmaceutical companies are businesses they last only as long as they continue to make money. While a new wonder drug may be hugely profitable in the short-term, the financial health of a company depends on its drug development pipeline, the ability to bring a steady flow of new drugs to the market in the long term. And a company is only as strong as its pipeline.

It takes time to dream up ways to attack a virus. Often what appears to be its Achilles heel turns out to be armor plated. Viruses are adaptable and thick-skinned, and have found many various ways to survive millions of years’ worth of virus-crushing weaponry.

For every virus-stopping drug that makes it to market, several more will have dropped out during development. And many drugs that work well in sheets of cells that researchers use to grow viruses are completely ineffective in animals. Others go on to fail in people because they cause bad side effects, or are quickly broken down by the body’s filter organs. Faced with these difficulties, it is a wonder that we have any new drugs at all.

So, developing new drugs that could treat diseases like Ebola is a financially risky proposition at best, though the results of a recent Ebola treatment trial looked promising.

The current Ebola outbreak is nearing a hundred deaths in a period of about a month. As shocking as it sounds, if all of those people died in a single day, together with all the victims of SARS, MERS, bird flu, swine flu, and half a dozen viral hemorrhagic fevers, they wouldn’t produce a noticeable blip in the daily death statistics. And as deadly as Ebola is, far more in Africa will die of malaria, tuberculosis and the complications of HIV this year.

This is why the early stages of drug and vaccine development are usually undertaken by small groups of scientists working in their own labs, relying on funds by governments, charities or universities. There are many potentially deadly viruses in the world, but few are considered widespread enough to merit the tens to hundreds of millions needed to bring a new vaccine to market. The process works, but it is slow – and practicalities kick in.

There are far more viruses in the world than virologists. We each have to choose what we work on. Self-interest plays a part. Why should the government of a country like the UK expend a large amount of money on Ebola, which only seems to crop up in sub-Saharan Africa? Especially when heart disease and cancer take far more lives both here and throughout the world? Well deadly diseases don’t only cost lives.

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The dilemma of stable West Bank

Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Zeev Elkin is a member of Benjamin Netanyahus Likud party and his predominantly rightwing Cabinet. In a recent interview with The Economist, Elkin used the familiar tone of being conceited and oblivious to such notions as international or human rights and reaffirmed his rejection of a Palestinian state. Instead, Elkin wants Israel to annex a chunk of the West Bank. There is nothing new here; as such language is now official Israeli discourse. But one statement stood out, one that many Palestinians would find bewildering and exasperating. These days, said Elkin with a chuckle, the West Bank is the most stable part of the Middle East. The bewilderment would stem from the fact that the West Bank is an occupied Palestinian territory. Its population is held at gunpoint; they have no freedom and enjoy no rights. Their land is seized by force to make room for more settlements and illegal Jewish settlers, now numbering well passed the half million mark. Needless to say, the West Bank should not be stable. Instead, Palestinians should be leading their own revolution until they achieve their full rights and freedom. This is not a call for violence, but a natural human course. However, Palestinians are not rebelling. Many factors are holding them back, one of which is the very Palestinian Authority in Ramallah. Its troops are in constant security coordination with Israel. The PAs mission apparently is not to liberate Palestine, but to ensure the subservience of the Palestinians while Israel carries on with a colonial project that has extended for decades. Elkin knows this. Netanyahu himself, along with every Israeli official, understands that the PA, despite Mahmoud Abbas occasional attempts at appearing defiant and rebellious, is no threat to Israel, nor will it ever be. This will be so even if the US-imposed April 29 deadline for a framework agreement between the Israeli government and the PA passes and even if Abbas took the seemingly daring step of signing the applications to join 15 international organizations. Abbas and his men understand that there are red lines, which they cannot cross under any circumstances. Abbas may be weak, but he is clever. He knew that Kerrys peacemaking efforts would not go anywhere and that Netanyahu would find a way to thwart the process. If Abbas were lucky, Kerry could even blame Israel for derailing the peace process, as he already has. Then, Abbas would do what many would find reasonable; seek further international recognition for the state of Palestine. This might frustrate the Americans a little, anger the Israelis a lot, but it would give his supporters reason to promote the 79-year-old leader as another Yasser Arafat, heroic and defiant to the very end. The Israelis still need Abbas. He is important in maintaining stability in the West Bank. This means the continuing of the security coordination that ensures the safety of the armed settlers, providing an extra layer of protection to Israeli soldiers as they kill at will, seize more land, demolish homes and trees, erect walls, dig trenches and level mountains. So what if some imaginary state existed on papers in the files of some international body in Geneva or Brussels. For Israel, the law is that of its military, and reality is what is taking place in Area C, not in some European capital. This is why Elkin is chuckling. He is at ease, in the same way the Israeli political establishment is. Since the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993, a deal was struck between Israel and what became a pervasive, controlling and corrupt Palestinian political class. Israel maintained its military occupation, carried on with its colonial project and continued to disfigure the occupied territories in any way that it found consistent with its security needs. Palestinian elites were granted economic privileges and access that is denied to the vast majority of the Palestinians. The PAs constant challenge is to maintain a level of legitimacy. True, it uses its monopoly on force, which is readily sanctioned by Israel, in order to arrest, torture and kill resisting Palestinians when necessary. It uses the logic of trickledown economics to hold the bulk of Palestinians hostage to winning their daily bread. But that is not enough. It needs a brand to market itself as the exclusive harbinger of freedom for Palestinians. It uses slogans, flags and kuffiyas to promote that brand through its control of the media. Many PA supporters dance to that tune and playact that Abbas and only Abbas is capable of exacting the coveting liberation of Palestine from the obstinate hands of the Israeli prime minister. Palestinian officials are proficiently inflating Abbas image to ensure that Palestinians dont question the wisdom of their aging leader, after the latest and predictable failure of the peace process, which was never truly meant to succeed anyway. A Palestinian official spoke of Abbas refusal to heed a call by US Secretary of State John Kerry to halt applications to join international treaties. He claimed that Kerry warned Abbas of a strong (Israeli) response to Palestinian action. Abbas replied: Israels threats scare no one. They can do what they like. The words were repeated in Palestinian media. The Abbas image is being overstated once more. There is no space for those who question the mans credibility, legitimacy or failed methods. More posters of the old man are now erected in the occupied Palestinian towns. His latest antics will help perpetuate the myth that the PA is a platform for resistance, not capitulation. As long as the West Bank is stable, and as long as Abbas, and those that follow him continue to sell Palestinians old illusions of revolutions that never took place, and heroes that only exist on colored posters hung around the streets of Ramallah, Elkin will continue to chuckle. And as long as the West Bank is stable, Palestinians will never achieve their freedom, for submission achieves no rights; only resistance does.

– Ramzy Baroud (www.ramzybaroud.net) is an internationally-syndicated columnist. Email: [emailprotected]

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How can we stop global warming?? – Yahoo! Answers

To stop our climate from getting any hotter, we need to completely stop burning fossil fuels and stop all sources of pollution, which is almost impossible to accomplish, judging from how modern city people are so reliant on vehicles, electrical appliances, and commercial products to go on with our daily lives.

Let us analyse the main cause of global warming, which is caused by pollution, which itself begins from irresponsible human activities. This include pollution from factories and vehicles, deforestation and agricultural activities. These activities causes a rise in the greenhouse gas emission. the greenhouse gases, namely, carbon dioxide, water vapour, nitrous oxides and methane, help to absorb heat energy from the Sun’s rays and trap it in the atmosphere, which results in the greenhouse effect.

If there is too much greenhouse gases present in the air, this will result in the enhanced greenhouse effect, causing the global temperatures to rise. Global warming will result in dangerously extreme weather conditions, and melting ice and rising sea levels.

There are ways to reverse the effect of global warming, such as taking steps to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases, which many countries are doing now. however, we cannot reverse the effects of global warming that are already present.

Small steps can be done by anyone like us, like recycling used and unwanted plastics, metals and paper, instead of tossing them into the rubbish bin, using public transport instead of driving, switching off electrical appliances when they are not in use and using shopping or grocery bags in place of plastic bags to put all your shopping in, which can help reduce amounts of waste and pollution.

These are the ways for everyone to stop global warming.

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Apr 12 2014 Kreata Global expands ME operations ,Khaleej Times (MENAFN – Khaleej Times) Kreata global a digital activation company has shifted its headquarters to single business tower sheikh zayed road dubai.

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Regency Ushers Northgate at Juanita Tate – Analyst Blog

Regency Centers Corporation ( REG ) declared the anchor opening at its new development – Juanita Tate Marketplace – in South Los Angeles. The property’s anchor tenant , Northgate Gonzalez Market, will occupy 42,000 square foot space in this daily needs center

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NLRB complains Walmart Black Friday protesters broke rules, went too far

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Premier League – Cech dismisses Courtois threat to Chelsea place

The 21-year-old Courtois has been on loan at surprise Liga leaders Atletico Madrid for the past three seasons and is set to occupy the starting role for his country during their World Cup campaign in Brazil later this year. While no decision has been announced on where Courtois will play next season, the Belgian has made it clear he will not return to London to sit on the bench behind Cech, who barring injury has been Chelsea’s first choice keeper for a decade. Courtois has been in stunning form in Atletico’s climb to the top of the table and has also been instrumental in the side’s impressive Champions League run, in which they drew the first leg of their quarter-final tie against Barcelona 1-1 on Tuesday.

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Chris Christie, Scott Walker court GOP donors in Las Vegas – Video



Chris Christie, Scott Walker court GOP donors in Las Vegas
Subscribe Governors Chris Christie spoke at the annual meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas, which was attended by prominent Republican po…

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