CIA Deputy Director for Operations James Pavitt warns that a new terrorist attack is unavoidable, despite all efforts to prevent it and the fact that the CIA is now “stealing more secrets” than ever.

“Now for the hard truth. Despite the best efforts of so much of the world, the next terrorist attack — it’s not a question of if, it’s a question of when,” Pavitt says. “With so many possible targets and an enemy more than willing to die, the perfect defense isn’t possible.”

Pavitt says mounting foolproof countermeasures against terrorism would require sacrificing many of civil liberties that define America and would create the kind of society that “is not worth defending.”
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The mainstream media regularly reports on the “dangers” of “unproven” herbal remedies and supplements. But what is the reported number of people who have died from using herbs and supplements According to the FDA, between 1993 and 1998, federal, state and local agencies reported a total of 184 deaths, most of which were associated with weight loss formulas. Compare that to the reported number of people who die in hospitals because of the side effects of properly prescribed pharmaceutical drugs: more than 100,000, every year. You can add to that the number of patients killed in hospitals because of “medical errors”: another 100,000 or so. Those statistics are from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).read more

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According to the new chief of the UN climate advisory, small islands are in severe danger of drowning as climate change raises sea levels. “Small island states will be really badly affected. A lot of them will be submerged – the Maldive islands, all those in the South Pacific and the Caribbean islands,” says Rajendra Pachauri, who was elected chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) last week. “Japan could suffer difficulty although Japan is not quite as vulnerable as some of the small islands.

“In the next three, four, maybe five decades we will see the impact of climate change such as sea level rise, impact on agriculture, impact on water, impact on health because there are certain diseases and viruses which could increase,” Pachauri says. read more