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The Future of Lung Transplants

From the wonderful conference 'IdeaCity' comes this presentation from Dr Shaf Keshavjee and the great work he and his team perform at Toronto General Hospital. The world's first successful lung transplant was done here in the early 80s. Enjoy.

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ISHM for Week Ending June 22 2017

Aid Agencies Struggle to Keep Up with Mosul Exodus - As Iraqi Security Forces push into ISIS’s bastions in Mosul’s Old City, the rate of civilian displacement has sharply increased. Approximately 150,000 civilians are trapped in remaining militant-held neighborhoods. As fighting intensifies, the UN expects 120,000-150,000 civilians to flee, worsening a situation that the UN’s Iraq Humanitarian Coordinator Lise Grande has called “beyond the worst case scenario” for IDPs; the UN planned for 750,000 displaced civilians, but to-date over 860,000 people have fled. Humanitarian responders have struggled to provide aid for growing numbers of IDPs, and lack sufficient transportation, food, water, or shelter to meet rising need. To manage civilian outflow, the UN has coordinated with the ISF to allow a maximum of 20,000 people to flee Mosul per day. Conditions inside ISIS-held Mosul are deteriorating as summer temperatures climb and security forces employ indiscriminate munitions, including ro…

Brave Yazidi Fighter Soldiers On Looking for his Lost Family in Iraq

A Yazidi fighter who for almost 3 years has been without his family recounts the terror of ISIS on August the 3rd 2014 on his village and his current mission to fight ISIS until his last breath to liberate his wife and see his child. We are all PMU in this war and we are all fighting to rescue our families. We are all hoping we find his wife and his children safe and alive. No kidding! I hope it ends well for this man - Cannot imagine the pain he must be going through. Please watch the video below.


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EFF is Suing to Get List of Best Buy's Geek Squad Informants

A Best Buy Geek Squad Volkswagen New Beetle. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I had previously covered this here in a post earlier this past January. Now the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has announced that they are suing the FBI for the list of informants they used at Geek Squad.
The EFF also posted to their members blog the reasons why they wish to uncover these informants.

The reasoning from EFF's post:

"Sending your computer to Best Buy for repairs shouldn’t require you to surrender your Fourth Amendment rights. But that’s apparently what’s been happening when customers send their computers to a Geek Squad repair facility in Kentucky.

We think the FBI’s use of Best Buy Geek Squad employees to search people’s computers without a warrant threatens to circumvent people’s constitutional rights. That’s why we filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit today against the FBI seeking records about the extent to which it directs and trains Best Buy employees to conduct warr…

New York Times Recent Sarin Report Criticized

English: Newsroom of the New York Times (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Special Report:
An MIT national security scientist says the New York Times pushed a “fraudulent” analysis of last April’s “sarin” incident in Syria, part of a troubling pattern of “groupthink” and “confirmation bias,” writes Robert Parry.

By Robert Parry

For U.S. mainstream journalists and government analysts, their erroneous “groupthinks” often have a shady accomplice called “confirmation bias,” that is, the expectation that some “enemy” must be guilty and thus the tendency to twist any fact in that direction.

We have seen this pair contribute to fallacious reasoning more and more in recent years as the mainstream U.S. media and the U.S. government approach international conflicts as if the “pro-U.S. side” is surely innocent and the “anti-U.S. side” is presumed guilty.


That was the case in assessing whether Iraq was hiding WMD in 2002-2003; it was repeated regarding alleged chemical weapons attacks in Syria during that s…

Jeffrey Sterling, Persecuted as Whistleblower by Obama Administration

Americans, you need to support your patriots, defending your country from domestic enemies - This man is suffering because he upheld his oath of allegiance, IMHO. But what do I know, I'm Canadian. 

via the 'Sane Progressive' YouTube channel here: https://goo.gl/ZlqaQV
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Jeffrey Sterling was targeted by the Obama administration for persecution for his role as a whistle blower and sent to prison without being allowed to provide for his defense without any objective/tangible evidence to prove the 'case'. Jeffrey currently remains in prison where the punitive retaliation appears to be continuing to this day. 
LInks:
I know, I know, Democracy Now, but this is a good synopsis:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfAE4...
Letter from CIA Veterans for Sanity contrasting Sterling's treatment w Clinton (demanding real action on Clinton Email case as well):
http://beforeitsnews.com/milit…

Mattis ‘No Doubt’ Stance on Alleged Syrian CW Smacks of Politicized Intelligence

AN OPEN MEMORANDUM FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
From: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS)
Subject: Mattis ‘No Doubt’ Stance on Alleged Syrian CW Smacks of Politicized Intelligence Donald Trump’s new Secretary of Defense, retired Marine General James “Mad Dog” Mattis, during a recent trip to Israel, commented on the issue of Syria’s retention and use of chemical weapons in violation of its obligations to dispose of the totality of its declared chemical weapons capability in accordance with the provisions of both the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and relevant U.N. Security Council resolutions. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman hold a news conference in Tel Aviv, Israel, April 21, 2017. (U.S. Embassy photo by Matty Stern) “There can be no doubt,” Secretary Mattis said during a April 21, 2017 joint news conference with his Israeli counterpart, Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman, “in the international community’s mind that Syria ha…