April 3 New/Links

No Fat Babies!

Overweight pregnant women given drugs to prevent having fat babies

“The trial has angered many health experts who say overweight mothers should be encouraged to exercise and eat properly rather than just pop a pill to produce a thinner baby.

Doctors behind the trail say that obesity among pregnant women is reaching epidemic proportions and they need to act now to protect the health of tomorrow’s children.”

United States plotting to produce nuclear powered drones

Linda Hamilton and Edward Furlong put on stand-by “just in case”

‘”It’s pretty terrifying prospect,” said Chris Coles of Drone Wars UK, which campaigns against the increasing use of drones for both military and civilian purposes. “Drones are much less safe than other aircraft and tend to crash a lot. There is a major push by this industry to increase the use of drones and both the public and government are struggling to keep up with the implications.”‘

Power-nerds conclude civilization might not make it through climate change

Planet prepares to fart off industrial humans with giant methane release

“Research now demonstrates that the continued functioning of the Earth system as it has supported the well-being of human civilization in recent centuries is at risk. Without urgent action, we could face threats to water, food, biodiversity and other critical resources: these threats risk intensifying economic, ecological and social crises, creating the potential for a humanitarian emergency on a global scale….”

Mainstream environmental news site suggests preparing for collapse

Notice how hard it is – even at this point – for anyone within mainstream society to admit the nature of the problem; instead of preparing for global ecological crises and social upheaval get ready for Zombies and maybe Aliens. 

“Last year the Center for Disease Control used the threat of a Zombie Apocalypse to educate the public on how to prepare for a severe disaster.”

Yemen troops bomb the shit out of supposed ‘Al Qaeda fighters’

Because nothing quells a revolution like bombin’ stuff!

“Meanwhile, armed fighters have claimed responsibility for blowing up an oil pipeline in southern Yemen late on Monday in a second such attack in retaliation for a US drone strike that killed five suspected al-Qaeda members on Friday.

Yemen’s oil and gas pipelines have been repeatedly sabotaged since anti-government protests broke out in January 2011.

Ansar al-Sharia, an armed group affiliated with al-Qaeda, said in a text message on Tuesday that the latest oil pipeline explosion was part of “a chain of attacks” planned in response to the US strike.”

 

~ by farnaby on April 3, 2012.

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