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The New York Times
August 7, 2009
Having children is the surest way to send your carbon footprint soaring, according to a new study from statisticians at Oregon State University.
The study found that having a child has an impact that far outweighs that of other energy-saving behaviors.
Take, for example, a hypothetical American woman who switches to a more fuel-efficient car, drives less, recycles, installs more efficient light bulbs, and replaces her refrigerator and windows with energy-saving models. If she had two children, the researchers found, her carbon legacy would eventually rise to nearly 40 times what she had saved by those actions.
“Clearly, the potential savings from reduced reproduction are huge compared to the savings that can be achieved by changes in lifestyle,” the report states.
The New York Times
July 24, 2009
Editor’s note: The scare tactics are on for the coming toxic vaccine — and children as usual are the preferred target for the propaganda effort.
The nation’s top public health officials are alerting doctors that swine flu may cause seizures, after four children were hospitalized in Texas for neurological complications.
All four children fully recovered without complications after being treated at a Dallas hospital, according to a report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The announcement does not surprise doctors accustomed to seeing complications in the brain caused by the seasonal flu viruses that circulate every year.
“It’s completely to be expected given that so far this novel H1N1 flu is behaving like the seasonal flu that we are familiar with,” said Dr. Anne Moscona, a professor of pediatrics and microbiology at the Weill Cornell Medical Center .
July 10, 2009
The New York Times Company is considering charging a fee for access to its website, and has begun asking its print edition subscribers how such a charge would affect their subscriptions.
In a survey targeting existing subscribers, the media company said it was “considering charging a monthly fee of five dollars to access its content, including all its articles, blogs and multimedia.”
The survey then asks: “How likely would you be to pay a 2.50 dollar monthly fee — which would be a 50 percent discount for home delivery subscribers — for continued, unlimited access to nytimes.com?”
At present, users can access all content on the nytimes.com website for free, but the company has experimented with access charges before.
New York Times Poll Showing 72% Support for Obama’s Health Care Plan Was Stacked With Obama SupportersChristopher Neefus
June 25, 2009
A New York Times/CBS News poll released Saturday that showed broad bipartisan support for President Obama’s health care reform, over-sampled Obama voters compared to McCain voters, critics say.
The poll, administered June 12-16, found that 72 percent of respondents favored the creation of a government health-insurance plan that would compete with private insurers.
It also said 50 percent of respondents thought the government would do a better job providing medical coverage than private insurers, up from 30 percent in 2007; and that 59 percent thought the government would be better at holding down costs, up from 47 percent two years ago.