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Oregon State Director of Veterans Affairs C-123 Veterans' Agent Orange Exposure Claims

A spokesperson for the C-123 Veterans Association expressed appreciation for Director Smith's direct and very effective support, noting that Marines like him can always be counted on when the Air Force needs help.

(SALEM) - Director Cameron Smith, OR Veterans AffairsHimself a Gulf War veteran, Director Cameron Smith of the State of Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs, formally wrote VA Secretary Shinseki detailing C-123 veterans' eligibility for VA Agent Orange exposure benefits!

Director Smith's letter puts the VA on notice that yet another agency concurs with C-123 veterans' claims for having been exposed to Agent Orange and its contaminant, dioxin, during post-Vietnam decade of flying those warplanes.

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Read William Coleman's story of the extreme racial injustice he experienced as a prison guard in Oregon and help by donating to his legal defense. A victory in his Civil Rights case benefits all Oregonians. (June 04, 2013 02:58)

Osama bin Laden's Ghost

"As a Muslim, I try my best to avoid telling a lie. I had no knowledge of these attacks, nor do I consider the killing of innocent women, children, and other human beings as an appreciable act." - bin Laden

(SACRAMENTO, CA) - bin Laden's ghostHow many Americans know Osama bin Laden denied being connected to the attacks on the United States, Sept. 11th 2001?

Is it possible to imagine a terrorist going to that much effort, knowing full well that the one and only result would be an attack on an unprecedented scale against two Middle eastern countries... and failing to claim it?

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Transcending Death

The divine energy of transcendental consciousness heals our nervous system of stresses, or karma, that we've accumulated in the past.

(OLDENBURG, Germany) - Death Death. The very word casts a pall of doom. Why is it so upsetting to us?

Perhaps because it conflicts with two different ways in which we know the world. We know intuitively we are immortal beings, an essence deep within us is eternal. Our sense perceptions, though, tell us we die and cease to exist. We see that the person we knew is gone. The body lying there is not them at all.

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Duty to Warn: RIP Whistle-Blower Michael Ruppert (Who Committed Suicide on 4-13-14)

Rest In Peace Michael Ruppert, Whistle-Blower Par Excellence

(DULUTH, MN) - Whistle-Blower Michael RuppertA couple of years ago I was the only person in Duluth’s Zinema theater watching Michael Ruppert’s powerful feature-length documentary film “Collapse”.

At the time, the Zinema was still early in its history and very few people even showed up to watch the afternoon video versions of DemocracyNow! that were being screened for free every week day.

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One Week Left to Apply for Health Insurance Through Cover Oregon

Deadline to Submit Applications is April 30

(DURHAM, Or.) - Salem-News.comOregonians have one week left to apply for health insurance through Cover Oregon to avoid a potential federal tax penalty for not having health insurance.

Applications must be submitted to Cover Oregon with a postmark no later than Wednesday, April 30.

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Cold Case Homicide Detectives Arrest 48-Year-Old Man for 1995 Southeast Portland Homicide

Very few details about the homicide investigation can be released at this time as the case is still an active investigation.

(PORTLAND) - Murder suspect Danny ConnerToday, Tuesday April 22, 2014, Portland Police Bureau Cold Case Homicide detectives arrested a 48-year-old man in connection with a 1995 homicide that occurred in Southeast Portland.

Danny Conner was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on two counts of Murder. He will be arraigned on Wednesday.

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Helpful Facts About Marijuana DUIs

A study published by the Journal of Law & Economics found that adoption of medical marijuana laws is associated with a decline in traffic fatalities

(WASHINGTON DC) - Up in SmokeYou may have heard the news that the Arizona State Supreme Court just ruled that motorists can’t be charged with a DUI unless they were actually impaired at the time of the stop.

This sounds like common sense, but reveals an important truth about driving under the influence of marijuana: marijuana is metabolized differently from alcohol, so blood tests are virtually useless. Of course, that hasn’t stopped many communities from using them, but we believe there is a better way to combat the problem using old-fashioned police work.

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America is an Oligarchy, University Study Finds

When the economic elites want something, it tends to happen, and if they don’t want something, it tends not to happen.

(SAN FRANCISCO) - Oligarchy in AmericaAmerica is no longer a democracy, according to a new joint university study. Instead, it has evolved into an oligarchy dominated by moneyed special interests.

The study, entitled "Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens" by Martin Gilens of Princeton University and Benjamin Page of Northwestern University, concludes that ordinary citizens have effectively lost their say over public policy.

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Why Sri Lanka is Severing Ties Between Tamils at Home and Abroad

The Tamil diaspora, said to now total over 1 million, is concentrated in India, Europe, North America, and Australia.

(WASHINGTON DC Foreign Policy) - Tamil victimdDays after the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva adopted a resolution calling for an international inquiry into war crimes in Sri Lanka, the Colombo government began moving to cut links between the country's Tamil minority and its powerful diaspora.

The Tamil diaspora, many of whom were driven out of Sri Lanka due to atrocities committed by government troops and rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) fighters, is expected to play a prominent role in presenting evidence at the inquiry, expected to begin later this year.

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Meet Dave, your Christian 'Dyno­Rod'

But don't expect him to unblock the Holy Land sewer

(LONDON) - David CameronOver the Easter holidays the UK's prime minister, David Cameron, was on his knees “doing God” in the run­up to European elections. And he sparked a great commotion in the media by claiming Britain is "a Christian country".

Cameron wrote in the Church Times: "I believe we should be more confident about our status as a Christian country.... more evangelical about a faith that compels us to get out there and make a difference to people's lives.”

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Russia's Actions In Ukraine Threaten Dangerous Instability And Indicate U.S. Retreating from its Leadership Role

Often, we learn the wrong lessons from history

(WASHINGTON DC) - Ukraine warRussian President Vladimir Putin is seriously challenging the post-Cold War international order. Will one nation be permitted to use force to annex the territory of another country---or will it be prevented from doing so?

Thus far, the world's response----and that of our own country, the self-proclaimed leader of the free world----is ambiguous. At this point, aggression appears to have succeeded, with no response other than a rhetorical one.

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Body Found in River Has been Identified

The identification was made by the Oregon State Police Identification Bureau using fingerprint records from one of Brown's previous arrests. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's office examined the body and determined there was no evidence of foul play.

(ALBANY, Or.) - 45-year old Jared Ethan Brown of PortlandLinn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports the body found in the Willamette River near Albany on April 20, 2014, has been identified as 45-year old Jared Ethan Brown of Portland.

Detectives learned Brown had recently attempted suicide by jumping into a river from a bridge in the Roseburg area.

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Today's Science Has Found That Mixing Honey and Cinnamon Cures Most Diseases

Interesting stuff!!
Cinnamon and Honey

(LONDON PakAlert Press) - Cinnamon and honeyDrug companies won’t like this one getting around. Facts on Honey and Cinnamon:

It is found that a mix of honey and Cinnamon cures most diseases. Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Scientists of today also note honey as very effective medicine for all kinds of diseases. Honey can be used without side effects which is also a plus.

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Channeling Diversity into Democracy: Myanmar's Unfolding Nemesis

Myanmar like India could safeguard the interest of minorities by launching government facilitated schemes for their economic and social upgradation.

(KUALA LAMPUR Burma Times) - Protest in BurmaEthnic strife in Myanmar has brought out a face of Buddhism which was never known to the world.

While Buddha set out an example of compassion for others, the exact opposite is being followed in present day Myanmar. Since the last two decades, the talking point for the international community about Myanmar has been the repression of civil liberties, human rights violations and the tribulations under the authoritarian regime which are pushing ethnic issues somewhat out of focus.

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Netas Natter, Tamil Nadu Fishermen Suffer

Sri Lanka is an overwhelming presence here, as in every fishing village in the southern TN coast.

(DHANUSHKODI Times of India) - DhanushkodiThe sea at Dhanushkodi is a sheet of grey. With hardly any waves, it's quiet, merging with the bleak landscape that nurses the wounds of a cyclone that devastated Dhanushkodi town in 1964.

All that remains are the ruins of buildings that survived the storm and sea — an old church, railway terminus, port and jetty, a post office. Nearly 250 fishermen families live a bare existence, fishing near the shores or selling shell handicrafts to tourists...

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How ''Extreme Levels'' of Roundup in Food Became the Industry Norm

Seven out of 10 GM-soy samples tested surpassed this “extreme level” (of glyphosate + AMPA), indicating a trend towards higher residue levels.

(OSLO Independent Science News) - Pesticide warning signFood and feed quality are crucial to human and animal health. Quality can be defined as sufficiency of appropriate minerals, vitamins and fats, etc. but it also includes the absence of toxins, whether man-made or from other sources.

Surprisingly, almost no data exist in the scientific literature on herbicide residues in herbicide tolerant genetically modified (GM) plants, even after nearly 20 years on the market.

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Deputies Investigate Shooting at Kings Row Motel

The victim, William Williams, has non-life-threatening injuries, and is still being treated at a local hospital.

(CLACKAMAS) - Shooting investigationJust before midnight on Thursday, April 17, 2014 the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office was called to the Kings Row Motel on a report of a shooting at Kings Row Motel, in Clackamas County.

The manager of the Motel called 911 reporting that a male came to the front desk reporting he had been shot by his wife while staying at the Motel.

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Woman Indicted, Arrested for Murder in Josephine County

Jacqueyn Novack was indicted April 18 by a Josephine County Grand Jury for Murder, Tampering with Evidence, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

(GRANTS PASS) - Jacqueyn NovackA 38-year old woman was indicted and is in custody pending an appearance in Josephine County Circuit Court related to a homicide investigation.

The deceased's remains were found recently at a remote campsite in the Sunny Valley-area but have not been positively identified.

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IAB: Online Advertising Will Increase by 3% in 2014

Mobile is the sector with the highest growth rate, growing from 27% to 39.8% in 2013.

(MADRID) - online advertisingThe industry association for digital advertising and communication and the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), presented its new Investment Study of Total Digital Advertising in 2013, which examines trends in media buying and investment in Internet, mobile and digital.

"The total investment in online media advertising in Spain is 878.4 million euros, of which 832.5 million were invested in internet PC, 39.9 million in the mobile sector and 6.1 million euros in digital signage," said Antonio Traugott, CEO of IAB.

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Is the CDC's Mandated Vaccine Schedule a Health-Disguised Compulsory Sterilization Program?

This use of vaccines to sterilize continued beyond WWII, including under the aegis of WHO, where the intent was hidden.

(WASHINGTON DC) - Child vaccineWikipedia mistakenly defines Compulsory Sterilization as “Compulsory sterilization (or sterilisation), also known as forced sterilization (or sterilisation), programs are government policies which attempt to force people to undergo surgical sterilization.

But surgery is not necessary to sterilize. During WWII, the Nazis experimented on people at Auschwitz to develop vaccines that sterilize at routine doctor’s appointments under the guise of medical treatment.

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U.S., Canada Join Forces to Fight Zohydro (Heroin in a Capsule) Before Deaths, Addiction and Abuse Soars!

Get Prescription Drugs Off The Street (GPDOTS) wishes to express our concern at the possibility of a new high-dose, extended-release opioid, Zohydro (hydrocodone bitartrate) coming to Canada’s market.

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - On Tuesday, April 29 at 11:30 a.m. a rally will be held at the Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts to draw attention to the FDA's approval of Zohydro.

The rally is being organized by Joanne Peterson, Founder and Executive Director of Learn to Cope. Former Senator Steve Tolman now President of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO and the voice of over 400,000 union members will be a speaker at the rally.

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Human Rights Ambassador for William Nicholas Gomes, Calls For World Wide Elimination Of Torture

Easter wishes for an end to all torture in the world in 2014.

(WASHINGTON DC) - Human Rights Ambassador for, William Nicholas Gomes, has greeted world leaders on the occasion of Easter Sunday.

The Human Rights Ambassador is a longtime advocate for the elimination of Torture world wide. He has shared Easter greetings with world leaders including politicians, diplomats, journalists, actors, academics and religious leaders.

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