Big tobacco fuming: Philip Morris threatens to sue over plain cigarette packaging

RT
Published time: August 13, 2014 14:08

Philip Morris International, the world’s largest tobacco company and maker of Marlboro cigarettes, is prepared to sue the British government if it implements a law requiring plain packaging of cigarettes.

The UK government’s Department of Health carried out a consultation exercise on potential legislation that would force cigarette makers to sell their products in plain packages with graphic health warnings and no branding. Continue reading Big tobacco fuming: Philip Morris threatens to sue over plain cigarette packaging

Jane Kelsey: Trade deal hands US power to rewrite NZ laws

NZ Herald
By Jane Kelsey
7:28 PM Tuesday Aug 12, 2014

The US basically claims the right to decide what a country’s obligations are under a trade and investment agreement. Photo / Thinkstock

“Certification” seems a benign enough word. But it hides an extraordinary power that the United States is expected to assert if the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is concluded. Continue reading Jane Kelsey: Trade deal hands US power to rewrite NZ laws

Does This Video Prove Robin Williams Was On Prozac?

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by Paul Joseph Watson
August 13, 2014

Clear connection between SSRI drugs and suicide ignored once again by establishment media
A video in which Robin Williams appears to admit to being on Prozac suggests a potential link between SSRI drugs, which are known to increase the risk of suicide, and the tragedy of the actor’s death.

During an interview with Entertainment Tonight filmed in April last year, Williams refers to a conversation he had with television producer David Kelly.

“He’s so mellow….talking to him is like taking a Prozac because you feel, you just feel good,” said Williams.

Continue reading Does This Video Prove Robin Williams Was On Prozac?

Wi-Fi Health Dangers And What To Do About It

Natural News
By Amy Goodrich
Posted Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 05:14pm EDT

Wi-Fi is so convenient these days that is has become a common part of our daily life. We use Wi-Fi on our phones, laptops, computers, and tablets. It floats around our homes, bars, restaurants, and work environment.

But are those invisible electromagnetic fields (EMFs) coming from our technology healthy or are we under constant threat of dangerous radiation? Well actually we all know deep down that it is bad for our health, scientific results are clear and shocking, but nevertheless we are expanding our magnetic fields every day. Continue reading Wi-Fi Health Dangers And What To Do About It

Brazilian Senate Considering Legalizing Marijuana

BrazzilMag

Written by Karine Melo
Monday, 11 August 2014 22:05
 

Marijuana in Brazil The legalization of the production, trade and use of marijuana was once again a topic under debate this Monday, August 11, at the Brazilian Senate’s Human Right Commission. The discussion is part of a series of public hearings, and aims to determine whether the issue will provide the subject of a new bill, taking into consideration a report to be drawn up by Senator Cristovam Buarque.

“I haven’t adopted a position. I’m not convinced of anything,” Buarque admitted. In his view, Brazil is losing its war on drugs. “We must look for other ways to tackle the problem, either by legalizing marijuana or by creating new tools that, without legalization, enable us to win this war”, he argued. Continue reading Brazilian Senate Considering Legalizing Marijuana

Girl, 4, survives 11 days in Siberian wilderness, protected by puppy

NZ Herald
6:24 AM Thursday Aug 14, 2014

Karina Chikitova went to find her father, but got lost in the Siberian wilderness. It’s a miracle she’s alive, rescuers say.

A four-year-old girl is recovering in hospital after being lost for nearly two weeks in a forest where bears roam in the Russian north with only her puppy to defend her.

Karina Chikitova was found emaciated but alive at the weekend, having survived 11 days in the Siberian wilderness, where temperatures plunge below freezing at night, with only berries to sustain her in what rescuers said was nothing short of a miracle. Continue reading Girl, 4, survives 11 days in Siberian wilderness, protected by puppy

Facebook Increasingly Censors Infowars, Alternative Media

by Kit Daniels
Infowars.com
August 13, 2014

Multiple users of the social media site unable to share videos by Infowars and others

In an apparent example of Facebook censorship, multiple users of the social media site reported they were unable to share YouTube videos by Infowars and other alternative media outlets during the past day.

When attempting to share videos by Infowars and by social commentators E.T. Williams and Mark Dice, Facebook users received error messages preventing them from sharing the videos even though they were able to share videos from other, non-political YouTube channels. Continue reading Facebook Increasingly Censors Infowars, Alternative Media