One of the most anticipated Christian films of the year is expected to generate a lot of attention the next few weeks.
Month – September 2014
For many, the Federal Drug Administration is the final authority in certifying the safety of what we put in our mouths. But let’s remember the FDA is the agency that approved the questionable Aspartame. So, is that just an exception to an otherwise spotless record? According to a study published in “Milbank Quarterly,” financial interests affected the voting behavior of nearly 14 hundred FDA advisory committee members between 1997 and 2011.
It’s been many years since I was in a Christian meeting when one of the leaders said, “Put something in the offering plate if you feel led and take something out if you feel led.” But LaSalle Church of Chicago recently demonstrated even more generosity. It gave every member $500 from a real estate transaction. Pastor Laura Troux said she would not be disappointed if some of the members used the money for rent. How about that for setting a good example?
While global warming alarmists outdo each other calling those with an alternate view liars, climate science professor Judith Curry has been doing cutting edge research. It shows that the estimated effect of carbon dioxide has been blown out of proportion. But like flat-earthers, the alarmists will probably continue to oppose new discoveries.
It all came to a head today when a federal judge ruled the Department of Justice must properly respond to Freedom of Information Act requests by Judicial Watch. The private watchdog agency has been seeking documents related to the IRS scandal and the Fast and Furious alleged gunrunning operation. Unless you think it’s a coincidence, that’s why the Attorney General resigned this afternoon.
New studies question the conventional wisdom of recommending regular mammograms for women. One British project shows that women carrying the BRCA1/2 gene are twice as likely to develop radiation-dependent cancer. A recently completed 25-year study also concludes that the typically recommended procedure can have the opposite of the intended effect on women’s health.
The entire student body of Berks County High School in Pennsylvania was ordered into the gymnasium yesterday after someone briefly set a metal lunchbox down outside the building. When police arrived, they called the bomb squad. The lunchbox turned out to be — just a lunchbox. There’s no word on whether the school system will ban the suspicious items.