Internet "black boxes" will be used to collect every email and web visit in the UK under the Government's plans for a giant "big brother" database, The Independent has learnt. Home Office officials have told senior figures from the internet and telecommunications industries that the "black box" technology could automatically retain and store raw data from the web before transferring it to a giant central database controlled by the Government.
The FDA has been aware since 2003 that Human Papillloma Virus does not cause cervical cancer. The Gardasil vaccine is unable to eradicate HPV virus from women who have been exposed to HPV(nearly all sexually active women). This makes vaccinating all young women in Texas against HPV virus a very questionable decision.
Voters put a stop to same-sex marriage in California, dealing a crushing defeat to gay-rights activists in a state they hoped would be a vanguard and putting as many as 18,000 same-sex marriages in doubt since a court ruling made them legal this year. The gay-rights movement had a rough election elsewhere as well yesterday. Amendments to ban gay marriage were approved in Arizona and Florida, and Arkansas voters approved a measure banning unmarried couples from serving as adoptive or foster parents.
Even though U.S.-style waves of layoffs and major restructurings have not washed over Canada's newspaper industry, signs of a significant downturn are starting to show. Analysts say that as corporations pull back spending on television and newspaper advertising, already flat revenues are likely to begin declining, especially at newspapers in the competitive market of Toronto, Canada' biggest city. Companies such as Torstar Corp and Canwest Global Communications are among those that stand to be hurt the most because of their broad exposure to the flagging newspaper market.
Democrat Barack Obama made a rare foray to the press section of his campaign plane early Tuesday -- election day -- to thank reporters for accompanying him on his grueling 21-month ride ... "You guys have been gracious and understanding," he said ... "It's been a good long ride with all of you," the Illinois senator said. "Whatever happens tomorrow (Tuesday) it's going to be extraordinary and you guys have shared this process with us."
How much does it cost to fly with a candidate? On Friday, Politico's, Kenneth P. Vogel and Michael Calderone reported on the sky-high cost of covering the campaigns. Apparently media organizations have paid $9.6 million to the Obama campaign in travel expenses. (By contrast, they spent $4.4 million to travel with Senator John McCain and Governor Sarah Palin.)
Increasing numbers of people seeking assisted suicides in Switzerland do not suffer from a terminal illness, according to a study released on Tuesday whose findings were rejected by a right-to-die group. Researchers from the University of Zurich and the Zurich University of Applied Sciences said many elderly people who have sought assistance to end their lives in Switzerland suffered from chronic and other non-life-threatening conditions.
The election of Obama as president would turn out to be a disaster. On the most important issues of all, the equality and dignity of all human beings, he represents the greatest threat ever, even more so than the notorious Bill Clinton. Obama serves as an idol for ruthless feminists in the world who seek to exterminate our future by exterminating our preborn. Obama has a 100 per cent approval rating from NARAL Pro-Choice America, the U.S.’s leading pro-abortion organization.
I want to tell you from a medical perspective that it is very, very rare that a physician would need to choose between the life of the mother and the life of the child. There is almost always something that can be done for both. This has always been traditional obstetric practice. We now can do amazing things with fetal medicine. Diagnoses are being made earlier and earlier. Treatment interventions are being devised and implemented. Surgery is now being done on unborn babies while they are still in the womb, amazing.
Plans by Oxford city council to ban the world Christmas from this year's festival celebrations are drawing rebukes from Muslim, Christian and Jewish leaders for changing long-established British traditions. "I'm really upset about this," Sabir Hussain Mirza, chairman of the Muslim Council of Oxford, told the Oxford Mail on Sunday, November 2. "This is the one occasion which everyone looks forward to in the year. Christians, Muslims and other religions all look forward to Christmas."
It seems that the final days of the presidential campaign have made Erica Jong and her friends more than a little anxious. A few days ago, Jong, the author and self-described feminist, gave an interview to the Italian daily Corriere della Sera ... "If Obama loses it will spark the second American Civil War. Blood will run in the streets, believe me. And it's not a coincidence that President Bush recalled soldiers from Iraq for Dick Cheney to lead against American citizens in the streets."
Chinese rule is handing down a "death sentence" to Tibetans, the Dalai Lama said Sunday, ahead of a meeting to decide Tibet's future approach to Beijing. "Tibetans are being handed down a death sentence. This ancient nation, with an ancient cultural heritage is dying," he told a group of reporters. "Today, the situation is almost like a military occupation in the entire Tibetan area. "It is like we're under martial law. Fear, terror and lots of political education are causing a lot of grievance," he added.
Christians face bodily injury and even death around the world, simply for being a Christian. Story after story chronicles the plight of believers around the globe. On November 9, Christians will unite together to pray on the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. Carl Moeller, President of Open Doors USA, says, "Around the world, hundreds of millions of Christians suffer harassment , oppression, and restriction of opportunities. And then at least 100 million Christians around the world suffer arrest, imprisonment, torture and even martyrdom."