Easter trading: 18 complaints, no prosecutions

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NZ Herald 22 April 2014 Eighteen complaints were made about businesses flouting Easter Weekend trading laws this year, but none will be prosecuted. A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Business, Employment and Innovation (MBIE), the Government department responsible for administering the legislation, said the number of complaints was down from 46 last year. As none […]

PM: Legalising cannabis won’t kill legal highs


3News 22 April 2014 Prime Minister John Key says decriminalising cannabis will not prevent people from smoking synthetic highs. Stores selling legal highs over Easter Weekend did a roaring trade, with queues forming outside stores on Friday night, waiting for the end of Good Friday trading restrictions at midnight. But earlier this month thousands of […]

Editorial: Will legal highs last?

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Stuff co.nz 21 April 2014 Somewhat unwittingly, New Zealand has begun a world-leading experiment in drug liberalisation. The country now allows more than 20 types of synthetic cannabis to be sold – with explicit official approval. Sellers and manufacturers are registered with the Ministry of Health, the drugs’ ingredients are listed online, and they are […]

I can’t just sit and watch misery of divorce – UK Judge

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Mail Online 17 April 2014 Senior judge Sir Paul Coleridge has called for action to ‘stem the tide’ of family breakdown – as it was revealed Britain has more failed marriages than almost any other country. Sir Paul Coleridge retired from the High Court’s Family Division on Thursday after he was formally warned over campaigning […]

Marijuana Madness

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CultureWatch 16 February 2014 In the US two states have recently decriminalised non-medical marijuana use: Colorado and Washington. US President Obama added fuel to the fire by saying, “I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol.” And in Australia the Queensland Premier is talking about allowing marijuana for medical use. Campbell Newman said, “I […]

Welcome to Paradise

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The Telegraph April 2014 People think Amsterdam is the prostitution capital of Europe but Germany has more prostitutes per capita than any other country in the continent, more even than Thailand …The idea of the law, passed by Chancellor Gerhard Schröder’s Social Democrat-Green coalition, was to recognise prostitution as a job like any other. Sex […]

Gardasil will be the biggest scandal in medical history


HPV Vaccine.info.org 14 April 2014 The former Merck doctor, French Dr. Bernard Dalbergue, was interviewed for the magazine Principe de Santé (Health Principles) in April this year, and in that interview he talks about his experiences in the pharmaceutical industry. After some tough years as a doctor in a hospital, Dr. Bernard Dalbergue quickly became […]

Repeat abortions climb with increased contraceptive use: UK

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LifeSiteNews 15 April 2014 The British government has released statistics showing that while the teen pregnancy and abortion rates are dropping, the number of girls and women having repeat abortions continues to climb alongside steady increases in the use of artificial contraceptives. According to the Society for the Protection of Unborn Citizens, the statistics show […]

Is this the ‘tobacco moment’ for cannabis?

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The Independent 17 April 2014 Henry Cockburn was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2002 at the age of 20. Before that he was a heavy cannabis user. His father, Patrick Cockburn, The Independent’s award-winning foreign correspondent, has long wondered whether the two were linked and spent months speaking to the world’s leading experts in the field. […]

The rise of ‘social’ surrogacy


Mail Online 16 April 2014 It used to be that surrogacy was considered an option exclusively for infertile couples, but it appears more and more women are doing it for less medically urgent reasons. According to Elle Magazine, ‘social surrogacy’ is on the rise, with mothers choosing not to carry their baby themselves in order […]