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Iran has signed the NPT. As a signatory to the NPT, Iran may rightfully, legally, use nuclear technology for peaceful energy purposes. Iran has submitted to and passed repeated IAEA inspections. The US intelligence community (NIE) does not consider Iran a nuclear threat. Israel refuses to sign the NPT. Israel has an estimated several hundred undeclared nuclear weapons. Russia and China have warned that an attack on Iran will have global consequences. That's the situation in a nutshell. Where to next, people? Where to?

Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth? - Galatians 4:16


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1. CDC reports designed to withhold information

The failure of the CDC to report critical changes of the H1N1 virus and its effective transmission, indicates their weekly reports are carefully designed to withhold key information.

A recent spike in cases with antiviral resistance have been reported in the U.S. Of the 29 total cases identified, 19 patients had documented exposure to Tamiflu through either treatment or chemoprophylaxis. Of the cases identified, 16 of them have come in the past 4 weeks, which is much higher than previous weeks, which were typically sporadic.

This recent spike in cases has also been reported by WHO and raises concerns that an upgraded form of the H1N1 virus efficiently transmitting. Moreover, recent deaths of patients with the upgraded form in the US (four of ten) and the Netherlands (four of eleven) have raised concerns that these patients may also have inherited other changes to the virus which have been associated with fatal cases in the US, Ukraine, Norway, Brazil, and France.

However, the CDC report does address those concerns. They do not distinguish between these recent samples and those collected in the spring or summer. Similarly, the location of these cases or outcomes are not made public, and there is no differentiation between patients who developed resistance during treatment and patients who were resistant prior to treatment. They only classify "suspect" cases on the basis that they failed to respond to Tamiflu which conveniently leaves the issue interpretation by other experts and agencies.

read more @ prevent disease

2. Tamiflu is totally useless, or worse

Ironically, the World Health Organization (WHO), the agency responsible for the H1N1 flu, vaccine and antiviral hype, is now endorsing findings that there is no clear evidence the antiviral Tamiflu prevents complications such as pneumonia in otherwise healthy people with seasonal flu.

Despite this evidence, and to coincide with the WHO's junk science and contradictions which have dominated their pandemic statements and policies, they continue to recommend that Tamiflu be used in people infected with the H1N1 virus.

The WHO also said pandemic influenza has peaked in North America, most of Western Europe except France, and possibly in Russia as well, the WHO said in a weekly statement.

...Other experts have noted that evidence also suggests that Tamiflu and other antivirals lower body temperatures. They make people (who can still transmit the virus) asymptomatic for longer periods and can therefore be expected to facilitate and contribute to the spread of the pandemic. If populations begin taking Tamiflu as a preventive measure, it could potentially cause the reverse of the intended effect, causing an explosion of viral transmission.

read more @ prevent disease

3. health officials fear having leftover vaccine

After all the demand for vaccine, the hours-long lines and the griping about priority groups, health officials now are faced with a concern that seemed implausible a month ago.

They could end up with more H1N1 shots and nasal vaccine than people want.

This week, eligibility for vaccine opens to everyone at least 6 months old. Retailers will get their long-awaited shipments of vaccine and start running in-store clinics.

But as they compete with the holidays and waning interest, health officials say they remain worried that demand won't keep up with supply. And that's a problem, they say, especially if another, more-severe wave of H1N1 flu, also known as swine flu, comes this winter.

read more @ columbus dispatch

4. nanoparticle research in Iran

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian researches at Lorestan University achieved new hybrid nanomaterials containing metallic nanoparticles stabilized on carbon nanotubes.

TEHRAN (FNA)- The researchers at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran, introduced a new method for direct synthesis of nanocomposites from metallic oxides.

5. weapons used in Iraq, Afghanistan have far reaching effects

UK, December 12, 2009, (Pal Telegraph) - We have seen the terrible consequences to human life and the environment that has been caused by weapons that contain uranium components. Genetically speaking the US and UK have destroyed the DNA of the Iraqi people as well as causing catastrophic effects on the environment.

Presidents and Prime Ministers really have a lot to answer for when they started the wars in the Balkans, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Gaza and now Pakistan. We are now seeing their continued aggression and intimidation against Iran and North Korea and one wonders that they have up their sleeve.

What we the public do not understand is that these very acts alone and the weapons being used are creating a mass genocide of millions of people around the world. It has become the most evil act imaginable against humankind.

Let's just take a moment and see what is really going on as a direct result of US manufactured weapons and how these weapons have or still are being used by US, UK, NATO countries and the IDF in the above areas of conflict. Should however, this extend to Iran, then we are about to see the catastrophic contamination of the entire Middle East within one week and the rest of the world within two weeks or more...subject to prevailing winds and weather systems. When the reporter threw his shoe at GW Bush he certainly was speaking for all the people of the Middle East.

read more @ palestine telegraph

6. new model developed for predicting climate, air quality -- funded by the usual suspects

TEHRAN (FNA)- Findings of a major collaborative effort of more than 60 scientists presented a workable solution that will improve the speed and accuracy of prediction models used to understand how aerosols affect climate and human health.

It's no secret that the emissions leaving a car tailpipe or factory smokestack affect climate and air quality. Even trees release chemicals that influence the atmosphere.

But until now, scientists have struggled to know where these organic molecules go and what happens to them once they leave their source, leading to models for predicting climate and air quality that are incomplete or less than accurate.

A major collaborative effort of more than 60 scientists led by Jose-Luis Jimenez, an associate professor of chemistry at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has discovered common ground in the jumble of organic material floating through the skies.

...The research study was funded with grants from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

It included scientists from more than 30 institutes, including Carnegie Mellon University, Aerodyne Research Inc., and international collaborators from England, Switzerland, China, Japan, Mexico, Germany, Sweden and Finland.

read more @ fars news agency

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