200 Hundred Million Ninjas
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200 Hundred Million Ninjas
Executive Producers: Rubio Spice Company, Ryan Benson
Associate Executive Producers: Michael Randall, Tyler Cruthers, Ryan Burgett, Danny Baker
Art By: MartinJJ
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Date: Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 1:34 AM
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'Euro zone finance ministers agreed on Friday on a temporary increase in their financial rescue capacity to prevent a new flare-up of Europe's sovereign debt crisis, but markets may judge it too small to be convincing. Austrian Finance Minister Maria Fekter said the 17-nation currency area would combine two rescue funds for a year to make more money available in case of emergency. She put the total figure at some 800 billion euros, but that appeared to include money already spent to conjure up a more impressive headline number for investors.
Italiaanse ziekenhuisapothekers dreigen met een verkoopstop van het erectiemiddel Viagra. Ze zijn boos over de hervormingen die de Italiaanse regering wil doorvoeren. Een verkoopstop van het middel heeft volgens de vakbonden 'geen gevolgen voor de gezondheid van pati√ęnten'. De regering van premier Mario Monti wil de economie liberaliseren en wil dat er vijfduizend nieuwe apotheken worden geopend. Volgens de ziekenhuisapothekers krijgen private apothekers voorrang bij de afgifte van een nieuwe vergunning. Zij vinden dit oneerlijk en eisen dat de regering het hervormingsvoorstel aanpast. De ziekenhuisapothekers zijn van plan in april acties te gaan voeren. Als niet tegemoet wordt gekomen aan hun grieven dan wordt viagra niet langer verstrekt.
DEFINITION OF AUTISM Autism is defined by the Autism Society Of America (ASA) as: "Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and is the result of a neurological disorder that affects the normal functioning of the brain, impacting development in the areas of social interaction and communication skills. Both children and adults with autism typically show difficulties in verbal and non-verbal communication, social interactions, and leisure or play activities. Autism is one of five disorders that falls under the umbrella of Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD), a category of neurological disorders characterized by "severe and pervasive impairment in several areas of development." CHARACTERISTICS OF AUTISM Most signs or characteristics of Autism are evident in the areas of speech or communication (verbal and non-verbal). Many of the signs or symptoms of Autism begin presenting themselves between 2 and 6 years of age. The research indicates the following symptoms are the most commonly found characteristics of Autism: The child is unable to coo by 12 months. The child also does not point or gesture by 12 months. The child does not say single words by 16 months. The child does not say 2 or more words by 24 months. Has lost some of social skills or language abilities. Other Characteristics include: No fear of danger. Over or under sensitivity to pain. May avoid eye contact with you. May prefer to be by him/herself. Has difficulty expressing what they want or need - may then try to use gestures. May echo words or phrases. May have inappropriate attachments to objects. May spin his/herself or objects. Prolonged repetitive play. May insist on things/routines always being the same. May exhibit inappropriate laughing (laughing when not appropriate to the situation). May display tantrums for no apparent reason. May avoid cuddling. May exhibit self injurious behavior when upset i.e. biting selves or banging heads. An overall difficulty interacting with others.
How Do Professionals Screen for and Diagnose Autism? Because autism cannot be diagnosed with a medical test, screening and diagnosis involves interviews, observation and evaluations. Even when a professional provides an opinion, the opinion may be couched in such terms as "it LOOKS like a pervasive developmental disorder, but your child doesn't have all the symptoms of autism." While this kind of uncertainty can be extremely frustrating, it's sometimes unavoidable -- and even clearcut autism diagnoses can change over time.
Proposed changes to diagnostic criteria of the new diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (DSM-5) are likely to encourage a symptom-specific approach to autism drug development, according to autism experts interviewed by BioPharm Insight. Yet, the FDA may be reluctant to follow suit, according to an agency executive. The fifth edition of the DSM--the "Holy Grail" of diagnosing psychiatric disorders--proposes the umbrella term of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), replacing the current "autistic disorder." ASD will incorporate current diagnoses of Asperger syndrome, pervasive development disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), Rett syndrome and childhood disintegrative disorder, thereby eliminating these diagnostic distinctions. DSM-5 is expected to be officially published in May 2013, according to Dr Darrel Regier, director, division of research, American Psychiatric Association (APA) and vice-chair of DSM-5 Task Force. New ASD diagnostic criteria will emphasize social communication deficits as well as fixated interest and repetitive movement, while the severity of symptoms will be characterized as mild, moderate, severe and extreme, Reiger said, noting individuals such as Asberger and PDD-NOS patients would still fall within the spectrum.
For example, a company that had an approval for the “management of the manifestations of psychotic disorders” based on studies in schizophrenic patients might have tried to promote that drug for “psychosis of Alzheimer’s disease,” though it did not actually conduct studies in this population, Laughren noted.
Newer Anti-Psychotic Medications: Some of the newer "atypical" antipsychotics may be a better choice, particularly for children. Tests are in their early stages, though: No one has seen the long-term effects of atypical antipsychotics on autistic children. Of these drugs, Risperdone, Zyprexa and Geodon are the most promising. Clonidine, an antihypertensive,is sometimes prescribed for impulsiveness, aggression or anxiety.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are prescribed for anxiety, depression, and/or obsessive-compulsive disorder. Of these only Prozac has been approved by the FDA for both OCD and depression in children age 7 and older. Three that were approved for OCD are Luvox, age 8 and older; Zoloft, age 6 and older; and Anafranil, age 10 and older. Wellbutrin is an antidepressant that works differently from the SSRI class of antidepresants.
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories ( RDY ) recently announced the US launch of its generic version of Pfizer Inc. 's ( PFE ) antipsychotic drug, Geodon (ziprasidone). Earlier this month, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had approved Dr. Reddy's abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) for the generic drug.
Eli Lilly (LLY) after being in business for 135 years is facing its most challenging period. Last year worldwide sales reached a record $24 billion, but top medicines are facing the loss of patent protection. Zyprexa, the #1 product with sales of $4.6M, lost patent protection in Q4 2010. Cymbalta, the #2 product with sales of $4.2M, loses patent protection in 2013. Humalog, the #4 product with sales of $2.4 billion, loses patent protection in 2013 and Evista, the #6 product with sales of $1.1 billion, loses patent protection in 2014. Over 50% of company sales are at risk.
Resistance at individual and societal levels must be recognized and treated before real action can be taken to effectively address threats facing the planet from human-caused contributions to climate change.
"We find a profound misfit between dire scientific predictions of ongoing and future climate changes and scientific assessments of needed emissions reductions on the one hand, and weak political, social or policy response on the other," Norgaard said. Serious discussions about solutions, she added, are mired in cultural inertia "that exists across spheres of the individual, social interaction, culture and institutions."
"Climate change poses a massive threat to our present social, economic and political order. From a sociological perspective, resistance to change is to be expected," she said. "People are individually and collectively habituated to the ways we act and think. This habituation must be recognized and simultaneously addressed at the individual, cultural and societal level — how we think the world works and how we think it should work."
n short, "While on the board of a Chicago-based charity, Barack Obama helped fund a carbon trading exchange that will likely play a critical role in the cap-and-trade carbon reduction program he is now trying to push through Congress as president." The charity was the Joyce Foundation on whose board of directors Obama served and which gave nearly $1.1 million in two separate grants that were "instrumental in developing and launching the privately-owned Chicago Climate Exchange, which now calls itself "North America's only cap and trade system for all six greenhouse gases, with global affiliates and projects worldwide." And that's only the beginning of this tawdry tale, Mr. Barnes. The "privately-owned" Chicago Climate Exchange is heavily influenced by Obama cohorts Al Gore and Maurice Strong. For years now Strong and Gore have been cashing in on that lucrative cottage industry known as man-made global warming. Strong is on the board of directors of the Chicago Climate Exchange, Wikipedia-described as "the world's first and North America's only legally binding greenhouse gas emission registry reduction system for emission sources and offset projects in North America and Brazil."
GENEVA, March 28 (Xinhua) -- Evidence suggests that climate change has led to extreme weather conditions such as heat waves, record high temperatures and, in many regions, heavy precipitation in the past half century, according to a report released Wednesday by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
The 592-page report said that climate extremes, or even a series of non-extreme events, in combination with social vulnerabilities and exposure to risks can produce climate-related disasters. It calls for policy makers to combat this with appropriate government and private sector regulation.
A study of "false positives" involving drug-sniffing police dogs suggests some police forces may be using canines to do an end-run around constitutional protections against search and seizure, and may be profiling racial minorities in the process. A survey of primarily suburban police departments in Illinois, carried out by the Chicago Tribune, found that 56 percent of all police searches triggered by a drug-sniffing dog turned nothing up. But, perhaps tellingly, that number jumped to 73 percent when the search involved a Latino subject -- meaning that nearly three-quarters of all dog alerts on Latinos turned up no contraband. The study covered a two-year period from 2007 to 2009.
Officials say that “security issues” have kept them from going to any of the locations in the two villages near their base, and that they haven’t been able to get formal permission from the villages in the district to do so either.
"Time Magazine reports that after the massacre in which Staff Sgt. Robert Bales allegedly killed 17 civilians in Afghanistan, the Pentagon has ordered an urgent review of the use of the anti-malarial drug mefloquine, also known as Lariam, known to have severe psychiatric side effects including psychotic behavior, paranoia and hallucinations. 'One obvious question to consider is whether he was on mefloquine (Lariam), an anti-malarial medication,' writes Elspeth Cameron Ritchie in Time. 'This medication has been increasingly associated with neuropsychiatric side effects, including depression, psychosis, and suicidal ideation.'
4) DOMESTIC PRODUCTION GROSS RECEIPTS- (A) IN GENERAL- The term `domestic production gross receipts' means the gross receipts of the taxpayer which are derived from-- (i) any lease, rental, license, sale, exchange, or other disposition of-- (I) qualifying production property which was manufactured, produced, grown, or extracted by the taxpayer in whole or in significant part within the United States, (II) any qualified film produced by the taxpayer, or (III) electricity, natural gas, or potable water produced by the taxpayer in the United States, (ii) construction performed in the United States, or (iii) engineering or architectural services performed in the United States for construction projects in the United States. (B) EXCEPTIONS- Such term shall not include gross receipts of the taxpayer which are derived from-- (i) the sale of food and beverages prepared by the taxpayer at a retail establishment, and (ii) the transmission or distribution of electricity, natural gas, or potable water. (5) QUALIFYING PRODUCTION PROPERTY- The term `qualifying production property' means--
a) Fiscal Year 2005.-- (1) Formula grants.-- (A) Trust fund.-- For fiscal year 2005, $3,499,927,776 shall be available from the Mass Transit Account of the Highway Trust Fund to carry out sections 5307, 5308, 5310, and 5311 andsection 3038 of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (49 U.S.C. 5310 note). (B) General fund.-- In addition to the amounts made available under subparagraph (A), there is authorized to be appropriated $499,989,824 for fiscal year 2005 to carry out sections 5307, 5308, 5310, and 5311 andsection 3038 of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (49 U.S.C. 5310 note). (C) Allocation of funds.-- Of the amounts made available or appropriated under this paragraph-- (i) $4,811,150 shall be available to the Alaska Railroad for improvements to its passenger operations under section 5307; (ii) $5,208,000 shall be available to provide over-the-road bus accessibility grants under section 3038 of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (49 U.S.C. 5310 note) to operators of intercity, fixed-route over-the-road buses; (iii) $1,686,400 shall be available to provide over-the-road bus accessibility grants under section 3038 of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (49 U.S.C. 5310 note) to operators of over-the-road buses providing other than intercity, fixed-route service; (iv) $94,526,689 shall be available to provide transportation services to elderly individuals and individuals with disabilities under section 5310; (v) $250,889,588 shall be available to provide financial assistance for other than urbanized areas under section 5311; (vi) $3,593,195,773 shall be available to provide financial assistance for urbanized areas under section 5307; and (vii) $49,600,000 shall be available to carry out the clean fuels program under section 5308.
A predecessor Minimum Tax was enacted by the Tax Reform Act of 1969 and went into effect in 1970. Treasury Secretary Joseph Barr prompted the enactment action with an announcement that 155 high-income households had not paid a dime of federal income taxes. The households had taken advantage of so many tax benefits and deductions that reduced their tax liabilities to zero. Congress responded by creating an add-on tax on high-income households, equal to 10% of the sum of tax preferences in excess of $30,000 plus the taxpayer's regular tax liability.
But according to the analysis by Congress' non-partisan tax scorekeeper, the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT), of the "Paying A Fair Share Act of 2012" (S. 2059), the Buffett Rule would generate a meager $47 billion over ten years, or less than $5 billion a year - a minute fraction of either the deficit that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) confirmed is over $1 trillion for a fourth straight year or the AMT that would lose revenue of $864 billion just to patch for ten years, according to the JCT.
With Mali threatening to unravel, the chairman of the Economic Community of West African States, President Alassane Ouattara of Ivory Coast, said the bloc had put 2,000 troops "on alert," ready to intervene. Even as it weighs sending military support, the bloc has threatened to hit Mali's junta with tough sanctions if constitutional order is not quickly restored.
The US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, has said time is running out for diplomacy over Iran's nuclear programme and confirmed talks aimed at preventing Tehran from acquiring a nuclear weapon would resume in mid-April. With speculation over a possible US or Israeli strike adding urgency to the next round of discussions in Istanbul, set for 13 April, Clinton said Iran's "window of opportunity" for a peaceful resolution "will not remain open forever". She also expressed doubt over whether Iran had any intention of negotiating a solution that satisfies the US, Israel and other countries that believe Tehran is trying to develop nuclear weapons. Tehran contends the programme is solely for peaceful energy and research purposes. "We're going in with one intention: to resolve the international community's concerns about Iran's nuclear program," Clinton said after attending a security conference in Saudi Arabia. "Our policy is one of prevention, not containment. We are determined to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
Clinton told the 60 nations attending the "Friends of the Syrian People" conference in Turkey that no one could "sit back and wait any longer," even as the United States refuses to entertain military options to intervene in the crisis. Instead, she urged unity behind a plan that includes more sanctions, humanitarian aid, support for the opposition and the promise of justice one day for the Assad regime's willing accomplices in human rights atrocities.
“Our message must be clear to those who give the orders and those who carry them out,” Clinton said. “Stop killing your fellow citizens or you will face serious consequences. Your countrymen will not forget, and neither will the international community.”