Daily Archives: April 5, 2012

Democracy Now Exclusive – Cop in Fatal Shooting of Ex-Marine Kenneth Chamberlain ID’d, Sued in 2008 Racism Case


Democracy Now Exclusive - Cop in Fatal Shooting of Ex-Marine Kenneth Chamberlain ID’d, Sued in 2008 Racism Case

Democracy Now Exclusive - Cop in Fatal Shooting of Ex-Marine Kenneth Chamberlain ID’d, Sued in 2008 Racism Case (click to access)

Today – Wednesday 4th April (from BBC)


Today - Wednesday 4th April (from BBC)

Today - Wednesday 4th April (from BBC) (click to hear the newslines!)

Headlines April 05 2012 from Democracy Now (A must see!)


Headlines April 05 2012 from Democracy Now,  A must see!)

Headlines April 05 2012 from Democracy Now, A must see!)

Today’s Birthday: Ruth Elizabeth “Bette” Davis (1908)


Ruth Elizabeth “Bette” Davis (1908)

American screen legend and two-time Academy Award-winning actress Bette Davis made her Hollywood debut in 1931 and, after several flops, won acclaim for her role in 1934’s Of Human Bondage. Her electrifying performances and intense characterizations of strong women made her a prime box-office attraction between 1935 and 1946, but her popularity declined thereafter. Undeterred, she launched a comeback and continued acting until shortly before her death. Why did she disinherit her daughter? More… Discuss

This Day in History: US President Franklin D. Roosevelt Forbids Hoarding of Gold (1933)


US President Franklin D. Roosevelt Forbids Hoarding of Gold (1933)

Executive Order 6012 required US citizens and businesses to turn in all but a small amount of gold to the Federal Reserve in exchange for $20.67 per ounce. It came in the midst of a banking crisis, when the stability of paper currency was in doubt. Consequently, many tried to withdraw their money and redeem it for gold, which was considered safer. However, there simply was not enough gold in the US—or the world—to cover the nation’s debts. How many people were prosecuted for violating the order? More… Discuss

How fructose buids belly fat (from CBS 60 Minutes)


How fructose buids belly fat  (from CBS 60 Minutes)

How fructose buids belly fat (from CBS 60 Minutes) (click to access story)