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It took me from 2006 to November 30, 2012 to get to 400,000. In 80 days we’ve gotten another 100,000!!!!!!
Thank you readers!
People for Equality and Relief in Lanka
For Immediate Release: February 13, 2013
Tamil Groups Welcome UN Rights Chief’s Call For
Independent International Investigation in Sri Lanka
The British Tamils Forum, the Canadian Tamil Congress, and United States Tamil Political Action Council acknowledge the Report by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, which emanates from United Nations Human Rights Council Resolution 19/2. While welcoming High Commissioner Navanethem Pillay’s continuous commitment to human rights in Sri Lanka, the use of the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) as a framework against which to measure progress is a grave mistake. The LLRC’s fundamental and well-documented flaws preclude its position as the authoritative institution regarding accountability in Sri Lanka.
High Commissioner Navanethem Pillay reaffirmed: “her long-standing call for an independent and credible international investigation into alleged violations of international human rights and humanitarian law, which could also monitor any domestic accountability process.” The strength of the High Commissioner’s recommendations underscores the seriousness of the human rights situation, and adds to the volume of credible reports undertaken by the United Nations, including the Secretary Generals Panel of Experts Report and the UN Internal Review on the failings of the UN in Sri Lanka.
“The evidence is mounting, and the reports are repetitive: Sri Lanka cannot evade international scrutiny by seeking more time and space. The Human Rights Council should therefore implement the recommendations of the High Commissioner, by resolving to establish a Commission of Inquiry at the forthcoming session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva,” stated Dr. Yaso Natkunam, spokesperson for the United States Tamil Political Action Council.
“The High Commissioner’s report contextualizes the failure of the Sri Lankan government to meaningfully address its breaches of international human rights and humanitarian law,” concluded Dr. Natkunam. “This report is a strong step forward, and demands stronger, more progressive action on Sri Lanka. It can, and must be used as an opportunity to bring about a more constructive resolution on Sri Lanka based on the principles of accountability, reconciliation, and human rights.”
The British Tamils Forum, the Canadian Tamil Congress, and United States Tamil Political Action Council are Tamil organizations operating in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States respectively.
For Media Inquiries, please contact:
BTF, United Kingdom – 44 79 27 02 3912
CTC, Canada – 905 781 7034
USTPAC, United States – 202 595 3123
Also, I’m quickly closing in on 500,000 pages hits. At November 30, it had taken me from 2006 to get to 400,000, so here’s a big thank you to all my readers because hitting half-a-million in so short a time since then is a major adrenalin rush for a self-admitted “intensity junkie.”
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You won’t be able to find my most recent piece, The Fed’s Vendetta Against Aaron Swartz, because that’s published in Counter Punch’s February 12, 2013 email edition: CounterPunch Vol. 20 No. 2a Digital Exclusive. In it’s pages, you see exclusive comments from my friends Neil Broom and Kevin Mitnick. Neil of the Technical Resource Center of Atlanta, Georgia currently serves on the Ethical Standards Committee of the International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners (ISFCE) and the National Leadership Assembly of the American Society of Digital Forensics & eDiscovery (ASDFED). Additionally he is the past Chairman of the Digital Evidence Subcommittee for the International Association for Identification (IAI) and has been a Professional Member of the National Speakers Association. Kevin was once dubbed the most wanted hacker in the world when he led the Feds on a wild ghost chase until they caught him and threw him in solitary confinement. He’s now a computer security professional.
Counter Punch is well worth the subscription price of $35.00/year for the email edition, so check out the website at: http://www.counterpunch.org/
CHRIS DORNER, please surrender. I’ll help you. I have a team ready to assist.
This is real. It is not just a publicity stunt and yes I know it’s dangerous, but having been shot at over the years by everybody from the Nazi Party to the Jewish Defense League and having been threatened in the last few years by a Hungarian Mafia crime family and the Jerusalem Network of the Israeli Mafia, I’m used to danger even though I’m quite realistically afraid.
I’ve done this once before when I took a couple of bank robbers in a high publicity case into custody and turned them over to the FBI so I know the drill. Once may not seem like a lot of experience, but then this is a rare kind of event so it’s not like anybody in the private sector that you can trust has any experience at this.
You’ve probably never heard of me before but just Google me and you’ll understand why you can trust me and trust my judgment. Amongst other things, I’ve been a private investigator since 1979 and licensed since 1983. I served an unprecedented seven (7) terms as Chair of the Board of the California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI), the world’s largest private eye organization, more than twice as long as anybody ever served as President or Chair. I’m currently a Criminal Justice Columnist for Counter Punch Magazine and a Commentator for Black Talk Radio network.
I have put together a team to effect a surrender to insure that you (and all of us) stay alive—hopefully. I have two other private investigators lined up (one ex-LAPD and one ex-Secret Service) and two reporters ready to assist.
There are numerous ways to reach me:
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 7, 2013
For Information Contact:
Nadine M. Diaz, M.S.W. University of Southern California Memory & Aging Center California Alzheimer's Disease Center (State-CADC) Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (Federal-ADRC) 1520 San Pablo Street HCCII Suite 3000 Los Angeles, CA 90033 Center (323) 442-7600 Direct (323) 442-7603 Fax (323) 442-7601 Website: www.usc.edu/memory
USC clinical trial examines how safe natural alternatives to estrogen affect menopause-related hot flashes and memory loss
LOS ANGELES — Physicians and neuroscientists at the University of Southern California (USC) are enrolling female volunteers into a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded clinical trial studying the effects of a nutraceutical product (a nutritional supplement that is not a drug) that consists of three phytoestrogens, which are a group of naturally occurring compounds that resemble the estrogen hormone in humans but come from plants.natural on menopause-related hot flashes and memory loss. Sponsored by the Keck School of Medicine of USC <http://uschealthmediarelations.cmail2.com/t/j-l-yulittl-jhiruiijd-v/> and USC School of Pharmacy <http://uschealthmediarelations.cmail2.com/t/j-l-yulittl-jhiruiijd-e/> , the clinical trial will examine how healthy peri- and post-menopausal women tolerate a nutritional supplement called phytoSERM.
PhytoSERMs are a food supplement that contain three different phytoestrogens: daidzen, genistein and equol. Phytoestrogens are naturally occurring compounds derived from plants and function like the primary female sex hormone—estrogen.
Lon S. Schneider <http://uschealthmediarelations.cmail2.com/t/j-l-yulittl-jhiruiijd-s/> , M.D., director of the USC Alzheimer’s Disease Research and Clinical Center <http://uschealthmediarelations.cmail2.com/t/j-l-yulittl-jhiruiijd-g/> at the Keck School, is principal investigator of the clinical trial, which seeks to determine whether PhytoSERMs are a potential treatment for hot flashes and whether they may prevent or improve age-related memory loss.
“Extensive pre-clinical research by Dr. Roberta Brinton at the USC School of Pharmacy shows that the PhytoSERMs’ formulation targets an estrogen receptor sub-type that improves mitochondrial metabolism and memory function in animals,” Schneider said.
Hot flashes, or momentary sensations of heat that may be accompanied by flushing or sweating, are a common symptom experienced by women prior to and during the early phases of menopause. Some women may also experience a rapid heart rate or chills. Hormone changes during the aging process and declining levels of estrogen contribute to the symptoms.
The clinical trial is looking for 78 healthy women for a 16-week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. That means that half of the women in the study will receive the phytoSERM supplement, while the other half will receive a placebo but neither the participant nor the researcher will know who receives what until the study’s conclusion. To be eligible, women should be between 48-58 years of age and have experienced age-related memory loss and hot flashes. They should not be utilizing hormone replacement therapy. Selected volunteers will not receive any compensation for participation in the clinical trial.
The study is being conducted at the Memory and Aging Center <http://uschealthmediarelations.cmail2.com/t/j-l-yulittl-jhiruiijd-w/> of the Keck School of Medicine of USC. For more information or to volunteer, please contact recruitment and retention coordinator Nadine Diaz, M.S.W. at (323) 442-5775 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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For Immediate Release: January 29, 2013
For Information: Jan B. Tucker (as above); Angel Luevano, Natl VP, NLLAC (925) 813-2547.
NLLAC Says Time to Wait & See “Came & Went” on Immigration Action
Reacting to the announcement by a group of eight Democratic and Republican Senators of a bipartisan framework for “immigration reform” the National League of Latin American Citizens (NLLAC) is saying that “the release of a four page framework means that we’re nowhere near to legislation, that we are still supposed to wait and see what the real details are—and of course the Diablo is in the details—and frankly, the time to wait and see already came and went a long time ago. Ya Basta!”
Jaime Martinez, National President of the NLLAC, described the elements of the proposal, depending on the details that are apparently not even worked out as “in some respects better than nothing and in other respects potentially worse. We have long said that immigration action must provide a pathway to citizenship and which takes into consideration families, whether the families are here or not. We will not be short-changed and the current proposal by the Senate would not even have been made if not for the Latino vote and our decades of grassroots action demanding change—actions which must continue with increased vigor.” As reported by the Associated Press, the elements of the Senators’ plan have been summarized as:
- Creating a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants already here, contingent upon securing the border and better tracking of people here on visas.
Reforming the legal immigration system, including awarding green cards to immigrants who obtain advanced degrees in science, math, technology or engineering from an American university.
- Creating an effective employment verification system to ensure that employers do not hire illegal immigrants.
Allowing more low-skill workers into the country and allowing employers to hire immigrants if they can demonstrate they couldn’t recruit a U.S. citizen; and establishing an agricultural worker program.
Shortly after its formation, the NLLAC adopted national goals proposed in a leaflet by the California League of Latin American Citizens (CALLAC) which the group charged are not addressed:
Recognition of the need to redress grievances of the special status of Mexicans and people of Mexican origin in the context of the conquest of Mexican territory in an unjust war, the unlawful ethnic cleansing of 2 million people including 1.2 million United States citizens in the 1930s, and continual US interference in the internal affairs of Mexico
Recognition and respect for the rights of indigenous Native Americans in the context of their conquest, de facto attempted genocide and negotiated peace treaties.
Far reaching proposals for immigration action have been put forth by two (2) of the State Directors of NLLAC which they contend address the underlying systemic economic, cultural, and international legal issues which “an American unilateralist approach to immigration” would ignore.
Pennsylvania League of Latin American Citizens (PALLAC) State Director Ruben Botello, has long proposed an “American Union” which would emulate the European Union (EU). In a 2011 article on the subject, Botello wrote that:
Instead of band-aid approaches to the immigration problems its sovereignties face, this region of the world needs an American Union (AU) similar to the European Union (EU) that helped end the serious conflicts and hostilities between the EU’s member nations that led to World War II.
CALLAC State Director Jan B. Tucker has pushed for invocation of Article XXI of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo as a means to legitimize the process of immigration action and to place it within the multilateral context of the legal relationship between the United States of America, the United States of Mexico, and of the treaty rights of Native American tribes, many of whom assert the sovereign authority to make their own immigration rules for Mexican and other immigrants. According to Tucker, Article XXI provides for a bilateral commission or third-nation neutral arbitration for issues between the United States and Mexico.