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Why Most Published Research Findings Are False Unions Rally to Wall Street Occupation Since September 17 protesters united under the banner of "We are the 99%" have occupied Wall Street—or at least a park a few blocks north. This loose and varied encampment of several hundred mostly young people has been taking a stand against runaway corporate power in the United States and the incredible inequality that exists today. To this end, they have been practicing nonviolent direct action: leading small and larger marches around the Wall Street area, protesting Georgia’s execution of Troy Davis, picketing at Verizon headquarters with Communications Workers fighting for good contracts, and disrupting auctions at Sotheby’s—which has locked out its unionized workers. (For a good story on the Occupy Wall Street phenomenon, check out Liza Featherstone's coverage in Newsday.) Readers might not have heard about Occupy Wall Street had it not been for what happened last Saturday, when OWS marched to Union Square. This demo is today, at One Police Plaza in Manhattan at 5:30 p.m.

Major League Baseball's outdated, misleading offset camera In the seventh inning of a recent game between the Red Sox and the Braves, Atlanta's Peter Moylan fired a two-strike fastball to Kevin Youkilis. Although the home plate umpire called it a ball, Braves fans could've been forgiven for thinking the pitch nipped the outside corner. Viewers in Boston, however, knew the ump made the right call. This difference of opinion wasn't the result of home-team favoritism. To understand the problem with baseball's canonical camera angle, consider the perspective of players sitting in the dugout. For a demonstration of the superiority of the dead-center camera, take a look at these side-by-side videos of Peter Moylan's fastball. Along with distorting location, the classic, off-center camera also fouls up baseball watchers' sense of movement. Sports fans' view of the national pastime has been distorted for more than half a century. Before Coyle's innovation, most baseball telecasts were shot from high above home plate, looking down at the infield.

Swine flu vaccine delayed expected, officials say - Swine flu- m WASHINGTON — The government is taking steps to counter a new delay in the arrival of swine flu vaccine, hunting factories that can get more of the precious liquid into syringes, faster. "We're trying to bring on more manufacturing" for the packaging step that has emerged as a logjam, said Dr. Robin Robinson, the Department of Health and Human Services official in charge of vaccine procurement. "Hopefully, there are ways to bring that number up." HHS has long predicted it would have 120 million doses on hand by Oct. 15, but now expects just 45 million by that date. It now appears to be more of a delay than a shortage: More will arrive rapidly, about 20 million more doses shipped every week, by Robinson's new calculations. If that's the case, there should be 85 million doses on hand by October's end, and the full 195 million the government has ordered by December, the long-set date for final delivery. "As we've all along said, if things can go wrong they will," Robinson said.

Student, 20, named Mexico police chief Student, 20, chosen as police chief "The only person to accept the position" Mexico drug wars have killed 28,000 since 2006 Twenty-year-old criminology student, Marisol Valles, has become director of municipal public security in Guadalupe / AFP Source: AFP A 20-YEAR-OLD female criminology student has been named police chief of a northern Mexican border town plagued by drug violence because no one else wanted the job. Marisol Valles became director of municipal public security of Guadalupe "since she was the only person to accept the position", the mayor's office of the town of some 10,000 people near the US border told local media yesterday. Ms Valles is studying criminology in Mexico's most violent city of Ciudad Juarez, some 60km west of Guadalupe. Raging turf battles between rival drug gangs have left some 6500 people dead in Ciudad Juarez alone in the past three years. The Guadalupe mayor's office has only one police patrol car and receives security assistance from the army.

Van Jones: Wall Street Protests: Which Side Are You On? Wall Street has long been the home of the biggest threat to American Democracy. Now it has become home to what may be our best hope for rescuing it. For everyone who loves this country, for everyone whose heart is breaking for the growing ranks of the poor, for everyone who is seething at the unopposed demolition of America's working and middle class: the time has come to get off the fence. A new generation has gone to the scene of the crimes committed against our future. The young heroes on Wall Street today baffle the world because they have issued no demands. The American experiment in self-governance is at a moment of crisis. But the crisis of American Democracy did not start with the financial collapse. This great wealth divergence has resulted in an unjust and dangerous concentration of economic and political power in the hands of the few. A movement was born after Madison, Wisconsin, to oppose these injustices. Now is our time to choose.

Flip Flop Fly Ball April 10, 2014: Catching up It's been a while. Off-season came and went, I spent a couple of months in London, lived in a hotel for a while, and now have a new apartment a stone's throw from the stadium of my Mexican soccer team of choice, Cruz Azul. I've not done any infographics about baseball in that time. Weird. November 1, 2013: Day of the Dead Baseball Teams Walking around my neighbourhood (Coyoacán) the other day, I was thinking about the Expos, and seeing people setting up stuff for the Day of the Dead, I put those two things together and drew an ofrenda for the teams that relocated. October 28, 2013: Árbol de Béisbol This is something I've been working on (slowly) for over two years. October 18, 2013: Switching the -stons There was a moment in last night's Tigers-Red Sox game, when the camera showed David Ortiz from a three-quarter-ish view, and I saw just a few letters on his road jersey: STON. October 16, 2013: Balls in logos Fourteen major league teams have balls in their logos.

Preparing For The H1N1 Pandemic: A Formidable Foe Prevention of H1N1 influenza virus through vaccination must be our top priority if disease patterns in the northern hemisphere follow those in the southern hemisphere this fall, writes Paul Hébert, Editor-in-Chief of CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) in an editorial. However, Canada and many other Western countries lack experience in mass immunization campaigns. In fact, we have been below vaccination target levels in such outbreaks as the resurgence of mumps in young adults in Canada last year. We need to plan now on how to overcome these problems. In Canada, leadership is needed to ensure access to vaccines and to the expertise and equipment to help deal with this pandemic. "In countries such as Canada that have shared responsibilities between many levels of government, collaboration and clear communication are essential as a first line of defence," write Dr. "This is not a time for complacency.

Machines of War: Blackwater, Monsanto, and Bill Gates Silvia RibeiroLa Jornada A report by Jeremy Scahill in The Nation (Blackwater's Black Ops, 9/15/2010) revealed that the largest mercenary army in the world, Blackwater (now called Xe Services) clandestine intelligence services was sold to the multinational Monsanto. Blackwater was renamed in 2009 after becoming famous in the world with numerous reports of abuses in Iraq, including massacres of civilians. It remains the largest private contractor of the U.S. Department of State "security services," that practices state terrorism by giving the government the opportunity to deny it. Many military and former CIA officers work for Blackwater or related companies created to divert attention from their bad reputation and make more profit selling their nefarious services-ranging from information and intelligence to infiltration, political lobbying and paramilitary training - for other governments, banks and multinational corporations. "totally separate entity from Blackwater." Lisa Karpova

Five Ways #OccupyWallStreet Has Succeeded by Mark Engler They were predicted to be a flash in the pan. So why are the anti-Wall Street occupations growing? posted Sep 30, 2011 #OccupyWallStreet protests are now well into their second week, and they are increasingly capturing the public spotlight. I will admit that I was skeptical about the #OccupyWallStreet effort when it was getting started. “Why are people protesting Wall Street?” With #OccupyWallStreet, the protest did not draw in any of the major institutional players on the left. That said, this relatively small group has been holding strong. #OccupyWallStreet has accomplished a great deal in the past week and a half, with virtually no resources. 1. The #OccupyWallStreet protesters have been often criticized for not having clear demands. How to Liberate AmericaHow is it that our nation is awash in money, but too broke to provide jobs and services? Few institutions in our society are more in need of condemnation than the big banks and stockbrokers based where the critics are now camped.

Catching Up With: Sam Horn Each week in the Toy Department, veteran Sun sports writer Mike Klingaman will track down a former local sports figure and let you know what’s going on in his/her life in a segment called "Catching Up With..." Let him know who you’d like him to find, and click here to check out previous editions of "Catching Up With..." Could Sam Horn’s Orioles debut have been any more dramatic? Rescued from the minors just days before the 1990 opener, and rocked by his mother’s recent stroke, Horn hit a pair of three-run home runs to help the Birds defeat Kansas City, 7-6 in 11 innings. For the day, the strapping Horn had four hits – all with bats he borrowed from teammates because his clubs had not yet arrived. Sam Horn is congratulated after hitting a home run in 1991. "Has it been 19 years?" Now 45, he works as a good-will ambassador for the Boston Red Sox, the club that originally signed and then surrendered the would-be slugger. But no one predicted the rampage to come.

Un científico canadiense advierte sobre el peligro de la vacunac Un científico canadiense advirtió hoy sobre los peligros de una vacunación apresurada y masiva contra la gripe A (H1N1) y dijo que las pruebas podrían no proporcionar datos de largo plazo necesarios sobre su seguridad, se indicó hoy en informes de los medios. Puesto que los expertos han predicho que el hemisferio norte podría enfrentar una “segunda oleada” de gripe A (H1N1), los fabricantes de vacunas han comenzado a probar los primeros lotes de vacunas en voluntarios que se remangan para probar la seguridad y efectividad de las nuevas formulaciones. Los fabricantes probarán diferentes dosis y determinarán si generan reacciones inmunológicas u otros efectos secundarios. Pero el Dr. Arthur Schafer, del área de ética médica de la Universidad de Manitoba, teme que los primeros datos científicos proporcionen únicamente información sobre la dosis correcta y las reacciones inmediatas a la vacuna. La especialista en vacunas de Toronto, la Dra. Fuente: Argenpress

Ancient Puzzles Van Jones on Occupy Wall Street. Anti-greed, anti-ignorance, anti-corporate power. Clear enough now? Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Van Jones knows exactly how to communicate what needs communicating. Just watch the above segment of The Last Word and that becomes clear. Unfortunately, the L.A. Times doesn't do that as well, at least when it comes to Occupy Wall Street. Instead, the Times concentrated more on how the protest lacks specific demands and a long-term strategy. So, yes, there is a striking (and expected) chasm between Van's "Hold on to your hats" tone vs. the L.A. On the plus side, the article did condense the protesters' message down to "anti-greed" and "anti-ignorance" which actually is rather catchy and easy to understand. ...Kobi Skolnick, a young Israeli American who by Wednesday was in his ninth day of participating in the protest: "I think the main thing we're doing is knocking on the walls of ignorance in this country so people wake up." Of course, it's not easy to wake Americans up when they're not being informed properly.