Submitted by: Roger Grossman

The number of disreputable companies, many in foreign markets, that are selling counterfeit or unlicensed generic prescription drugs is on the increase, putting consumers in danger by selling them a drug that can hurt them, or worse. Leading online pharmacy eDrugstore.MD, which sells erectile dysfunction drug Levitra among other products, is cautioning Internet shoppers to make sure they purchase their drugs from established, genuinely safe companies that handle only FDA-approved drugs.

The numbers of arrests of people selling counterfeit versions of drugs is on the rise. Mohammed Azim Dad was sentenced to 250 hours of community service for selling counterfeit versions of Levitra, Cialis and Viagra, having been charged with, and convicted of, violating the Trade Marks Act of 1994. He had admitted to regularly purchasing these ED drugs from counterfeiters in China, and then reselling them on

. And a man in Ohio, Ryan Wheele, was charged with conspiracy and trafficking in counterfeit prescription drugs, namely Levitra, Cialis and Viagra.

So whats the point? The point is that, when ordering anything that is going to find its way into your body, you should make sure that you are dealing with a legitimate, established, reputable source like online pharmacy

. Whether the drug is for erectile dysfunction or something else, you should always make sure you trust the source of the drug, and not scrimp and try to save a couple bucks and end up buying something that could hurt you.

There is a good reason that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the manufacture and sale of drugs. Its to stop things like the above incident when counterfeiters in another country are creating something they may have a limited knowledge of in uncontrolled, non sterile conditions. And its not just drugs that are counterfeit, but drugs that claim to be generic, which often might as well be the same thing.

Genuine generic drugs are drugs that are manufactured using the same proprietary formulas and active ingredients as name brand drugs after a companys patent, and exclusive right to manufacture that drug, has run out. The problem is, in the case of Levitra (and all ED) drugs, the patents have yet to run out, and nobody has the legal authority to manufacture generic versions. So when someone makes a batch of Levitra that allegedly contains the correct blend of Levitras active ingredient, Vardenafil HCl, there is actually no way of knowing whether or not the person who made the generic product had proper knowledge of what he was doing. You could be buying a placebo made out of pressed talcum powder for all you know.

Not only can it be dangerous to buy these types of illegal products, but theres the patriotic factor to consider. Like anything, Americas economy goes up and down. But when we hear so much about how bad things are for the U.S. economically, why would we allow people from a foreign country (such as the counterfeiters from China mentioned above) to not only have a chance to poison us, but take our money while they do it? We need to be careful about the sources we deal with.

The bottom line is, dont take the chance. Dont buy counterfeit or generic drugs that are not being legally manufactured. Theres a reason that only FDA-approved drugs are sold through reputable online pharmacy

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Roush Fenway Racing driver Greg Biffle, who qualified fifth, won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 2010 Price Chopper 400 held on October 3, 2010 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, United States. This became his second win of the season.

Biffle was chased by Jimmie Johnson up to the finish line, but was not able to catch him this weekend. Following the race, Johnson became the points leader after three of ten events in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

Kevin Harvick managed the third position in the closing laps of the race, after starting twenty-fourth on the grid. Pole position winner Kasey Kahne collided with the wall earlier in the race, which prompted him to a thirty-seventh place finish.

Tony Stewart, from the Stewart Haas Racing team, clinched the fourth position, after leading the most laps with 76. Jeff Gordon followed Stewart in fifth, while Carl Edwards could only manage sixth.

Matt Kenseth, Paul Menard, Ryan Newman, and A. J. Allmendinger rounded out the top ten finishers in the race. Other drivers in the Chase, such as Denny Hamlin finished twelfth, and Kyle Busch finished in twenty-first.

Johnson now heads the Drivers’ championship with 5,503 points, eight points ahead of Denny Hamlin. Manufacturers’ ?hampionship standings is lead by Chevrolet with 212, thirty-seven points ahead of Toyota and 77 ahead of Ford. Once the race concluded, Johnson commented, “I know we came [into Kansas] second. Of course, I wanted to be leading. I could care less where the 11 [Hamlin] was [Sunday]. It’s just not time to worry about that stuff. After Talladega, teams and drivers can work on a strategy of protecting or taking chances. We have to get deeper into the Chase to be concerned about who the points leader is.”

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

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The US community organizing group Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) will end its operations due to dwindling funds. The group said in a statement that it would close most of its field offices by April 1.

The heads of the organization said in a joint statement that “ACORN’s members have a great deal to be proud of—from promoting homeownership to helping rebuild New Orleans, from raising wages to winning safer streets, from training community leaders to promoting voter participation—ACORN members have worked hard to create stronger communities, a more inclusive democracy, and a more just nation.”

The group, founded in 1970, played a prominent role in the 2008 US presidential elections, as it conducted many voter registration drives and fundraising for then-Senator Barack Obama, among other Democratic candidates. The organization first became scrutinized during the 2006 mid-term elections, when some of its employees were accused of voter fraud. Matters got worse in 2009 after an undercover video revealed two of its employees giving advice on how to set up a prostitution ring and commit tax fraud.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

The United Kingdom Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Right Honourable Gordon Brown PC MP, in a speech to the British House of Commons today presented his ninth Budget, what is very likely to be his last Budget before the next UK General Election. This opened the parliamentary debate on the 2005 Finance Bill, and was followed by responses from the opposition parties.

In a 48 minute long speech, the Chancellor presented a Budget of “tax cuts that are reasonable, spending that is affordable, and [economic] stability that is paramount”, that was “the prudent course for Britain”. There were few surprises that had not already been indicated in his 2004 pre-Budget report. The increase in the threshold on stamp duty was greater than that forecast by commentators, as was the amount of the Council Tax rebate to households with pensioners.


  • 1 The Budget in detail
    • 1.1 Duty
    • 1.2 Taxes
    • 1.3 Benefits
    • 1.4 Business
    • 1.5 Employment
    • 1.6 Savings
    • 1.7 Spending
    • 1.8 Memorials
  • 2 Responses from opposition parties
    • 2.1 Conservative
    • 2.2 Liberal Democrat
  • 3 Sources

Submitted by: Alan Hendricks

Your cousin is selling his Impala that you always loved or you have found a perfect car on Craig’s List. Your colleague is thinking of selling his Altima or your neighbor is putting up his Malibu for sale. You can now buy any car with private party car loans.

It’s great to buy a car that has a history. Wouldn’t you want to buy a car that has a story behind it? Private seller car loans will be useful when you purchase a pre-owned car from an individual instead of a dealership. This means a licensed car dealer is not involved. These loans were easy to get in the past but since the tightening of lending criteria, availing private party car loans has become a bit difficult.

Lenders are wary of financing person to person car loans. Why? A private party sale increases the lender’s risk as there is no dealer to provide warranty after sale. Also, no repair services will be offered. There have been cases in which borrowers have fraudulently inflated the price of the car and got more than their car’s worth. So, lenders don’t want to risk their money by spending it on a risky proposition.

Don’t you think this is harsh? Just because some random people committed frauds, you shouldn’t be the one to suffer. I believe that if you have chosen your car, you must be able to buy it without any problems. If you decide, then no one can stop you. So, here are some tips that can help you get private party auto loans.

How Will You Pick Up The Tab?

When you are sure about buying a car, you must know how much you can spend on a car. In addition to the price of the car, remember to factor several other costs like State tax, Title and License fees, registration, insurance, fuel, maintenance, etc. If you think you can pay these expenses, then it is a right decision to get auto loan.

Make Sure you’re Not Buying Pandora’s Box

Many buyers gleefully purchase someone else’s problem. The owner is selling you his prized possession and it is crucial that you find a reason to it. Also, you must be very alert when choosing your car. If you have seen your neighbor’s car breakdown almost every month, then there is no point in thinking about it. If you have heard negative remarks about a car, you mustn’t buy it.

Whenever you decide to buy a car, be assured of its quality. It is essential that the car is running well. Carefully check the car for any fault. Now, you shouldn’t trust the seller to tell you all about his car. So, what you can do is get the car’s VIN. There are several websites like and that help you check VIN. You will be able to know if the vehicle is salvage, stolen or recalled. After that, ask your mechanic to inspect the vehicle

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Knowledge Has It All

Once you are sure, it’s time to search for a loan. You must know that as it is risky, lenders may charge a high rate of interest. But, you can combat higher rates by knowing all about this loan type.


Bill of Sale is essential for any loan. So, make sure that you complete all the documents. It will validate your sale which will ensure the lender of a legitimate transaction.

1. You must be at least 18 years old to apply for auto loans. If you are not 18, your co-qualifier should at least be.

2. You must have a valid SSN.

3. You must at least earn $2400 a month. There will always be companies that will require less than that but this is the general average.

4. You must have been residing at your current home for more than six months.

5. You must be currently employed with your employer for at least six months.

6. The lenders also want that you shouldn’t have any open bankruptcies.

When it comes to private party lending, lenders want your selected car driven for at most 80,000 miles. It shouldn’t be older than six years. Your minimum loan amount should be $ 7,500.

How to Assure Your Guaranteed Approval?

The Down Payment

Whether it is private party or for that matter any other financing, down payment can really up your approval chances. When you make a down payment, you lower the loan amount. This reduces the lender’s risk and so, he will readily approve your application.


When you ask someone with a decent credit score to co-sign your loan agreement, lender’s risk gets divided. If you don’t make your monthly payments, the lender can hold your co-signer responsible. This ensures safety of money which helps you in getting your loan approved.

Will The Internet Help?

Internet has opened new vistas for Americans. Now, you have the option of availing auto loans without the leaving the comfort of your home. There are several websites that will cater to your needs. But, you need to be careful in selecting the company. It must be a reputed one and should be lending in your area as well. Check the security certificate also.

If you are a bit of cautious, then getting auto loans will be easy for you. So, don’t wait anymore. Live your dream car with private party auto loans.

“Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is for you”. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Saturday, May 24, 2008

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) of the government of the United Kingdom told the City of London Police on Friday that there will be no prosecution for a 15-year-old boy who called Scientology a “cult” at a May 10 peaceful protest. The City of London Police had previously confiscated the boy’s protest placard and gave him a court summons at the demonstration, which took place near St Paul’s Cathedral at the Church of Scientology‘s London headquarters on Queen Victoria Street. The boy’s poster read: “Scientology is not a religion, it is a dangerous cult”. The human rights organization Liberty has come out strongly against the City of London Police for their actions at the protest, and said they are pursuing an inquiry into the police force for what they say is a troubling freedom of speech issue.

Individuals from the group Anonymous have held monthly international protests against the Church of Scientology since February, as part of the anti-Scientology movement Project Chanology. The Project Chanology movement began when the Church of Scientology attempted to get a leaked Scientology promotional video featuring Tom Cruise removed from websites YouTube and

Members of Anonymous were motivated by the actions of the Church of Scientology, and bombarded Scientology websites and were successful in taking some of them down. Anonymous later changed tactics towards legal measures, and held international protests against Scientology on February 10, March 15, April 12, and most recently May 10.

I am going to fight this and not take it down because I believe in freedom of speech.

City of London Police approached the 15-year-old boy at the May 10 protest and cited section five of the Public Order Act 1986, which deals with “harassment, alarm or distress“. In response, the boy cited a 1984 judgment given by Mr. Justice Latey in the Family Division of the High Court of Justice of Her Majesty’s Courts of Justice of England and Wales, in which Latey called Scientology a “cult” and said it was “corrupt, sinister and dangerous”. In the actual 1984 judgment made by Judge Latey, he stated: “Scientology is both immoral and socially obnoxious. […] In my judgement it is corrupt, sinister and dangerous. […] It is dangerous because it is out to capture people, especially children and impressionable young people, and indoctrinate and brainwash them so that they become the unquestioning captives and tools of the cult, withdrawn from ordinary thought, living and relationships with others.” The boy told fellow protesters he was not going to take the sign down, saying: “If I don’t take the word ‘cult’ down, here [holding up his sign], I will be either, I think, most likely arrested or [given] a summons. I am going to fight this and not take it down because I believe in freedom of speech, besides which I’m only fifteen.”

… it is not abusive or insulting and there is no offensiveness, as opposed to criticism, neither in the idea expressed nor in the mode of expression. No action will be taken against the individual.

When the boy refused to take his sign down, City of London Police removed it, cited him with a court summons and informed him that the matter would be referred to the Crown Prosecution Service. The boy was the only protester who did not comply with the police requests to remove signs which referred to Scientology as a “cult”. According to The Guardian, a CPS spokesman stated Friday that: “In consultation with the City of London police, we were asked whether the sign, which read ‘Scientology is not a religion it is a dangerous cult’, was abusive or insulting. Our advice is that it is not abusive or insulting and there is no offensiveness, as opposed to criticism, neither in the idea expressed nor in the mode of expression. No action will be taken against the individual.”

“The CPS review of the case includes advice on what action or behaviour at a demonstration might be considered to be threatening, abusive or insulting. The force’s policing of future demonstrations will reflect this advice,” said a spokeswoman for the City of London Police in a statement in The Guardian.

The 15-year-old boy’s mother called the CPS decision a “victory for free speech”, saying: “We’re all incredibly proud of him. We advised him to take the placard down when we realised what was happening but he said ‘No, it’s my opinion and I have a right to express it’.”

The incident has generated significant interest on the Internet, from civil rights groups and anti-cult groups, and in the press. Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty, and Ian Haworth of the United Kingdom-based Cult Information Centre were highly critical of the actions of the City of London Police. George Pitcher of The Daily Telegraph called the actions of the City of London Police “a mockery of the law”. Other publications also criticized the actions of the police, compared the boy to past civil rights protesters, and analyzed how the characterization of “cult” applied to Scientology. The Guardian reported that human rights activists “were outraged” when reports of the actions of the City of London Police at the protest surfaced this week. Marina Hyde wrote in a comment piece in The Guardian that the City of London Police should spend a little less time “reaching for the collar of free-speaking children”. An article in The Guardian about the boy’s court summons hit the front page of the website Slashdot on Wednesday, and an article about the statement by CPS hit the site’s front page on Friday. The anti-Scientology website devoted its front page to the incident on Saturday.

The police may have ended their inquiries into this tawdry incident but rest assured that Liberty’s inquiry will continue.

BBC News reported that attorneys for Liberty represented the 15-year-old boy to the CPS. In media statements Friday, Liberty said it would continue its inquiry into the actions of the City of London Police. “The police may have ended their inquiries into this tawdry incident but rest assured that Liberty’s inquiry will continue. Democracy is all about clashing ideas and the police should protect peaceful protest, not stifle it,” said James Welch, legal director at Liberty. “Reason has prevailed in the case of the anti-Scientology protester”, wrote Welch in a comment piece in The Observer. According to The Press Association, Liberty’s inquiry may result in actions taken against the City of London Police.

The City of London Police has faced controversy in the past for its close association with the Church of Scientology. When the City of London Scientology building opened in 2006, City of London Chief Superintendent Kevin Hurley praised Scientology in an appearance as guest speaker at the building’s opening ceremony. Ken Stewart, another of the City of London’s chief superintendents, has also appeared in a video praising Scientology. According to The Guardian over 20 officers for the City of London Police have accepted gifts from the Church of Scientology including tickets to film premieres, lunches and concerts at police premises.

Unlike the City of London Police, the Metropolitan Police Service (the territorial police force responsible for Greater London excluding the City of London) has not raised an issue with protesters using placards with similar wording at protests against Scientology, according to The Guardian and Londonist.

Each of the Project Chanology international protests against Scientology has had a theme: the February protest called attention to the birthday of Lisa McPherson, who died under controversial circumstances while under the care of Scientology, the March protest was arranged to take place two days after Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard‘s birthday, the April protest highlighted the Church of Scientology’s disconnection policy, and the May protest highlighted the Scientology practice of “Fair Game” and took place one day after the anniversary of the publication of Hubbard’s book Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health. Another international protest is planned for June 14, and will highlight the Church of Scientology’s elite “Sea Organization” or “Sea Org”.

 This story has updates See UK group Liberty, Edinburgh city council on Scientology ‘cult’ signs 

Monday, October 11, 2010

Wikinews interviewed author Amy Scobee about her book Scientology – Abuse at the Top, and asked her about her experiences working as an executive within the organization. Scobee joined the organization at age 14, and worked at Scientology’s international management headquarters for several years before leaving in 2005. She served as a Scientology executive in multiple high-ranking positions, working out of the international headquarters of Scientology known as “Gold Base”, located in Gilman Hot Springs near Hemet, California.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

U.S. Prohibition Party presidential candidate Jim Hedges of Thompson Township, Pennsylvania took some time to answer a few questions about the Prohibition Party and his 2012 presidential campaign.

The Prohibition Party is the third oldest existing political party in the United States, having been established in 1869. It reached its height of popularity during the late 19th century. The party heavily supported the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which banned the sale of alcohol, and resulted in the US period known as Prohibition (1919–33). It was repealed in 1933. The party has declined since this period, but has continued to nominate candidates for the presidential election.

In 2003, the party split into two factions. Preacher Gene Amondson and perennial candidate Earl Dodge were nominated for the presidency by their respective factions. After Dodge’s death in 2007, the party reunified and named Amondson as its sole presidential nominee for 2008. During the election, Amondson was interviewed by Wikinews. He died in 2009, leaving an opening in the party for 2012.

Jim Hedges is a longtime Prohibition activist, who holds the distinction of the first individual of the 21st century (and the first since 1959) to be elected to a political office under the Prohibition Party banner. In 2001, he was elected as the Thompson Township tax assessor, and was re-elected to the post in 2005. He served until his term expired in 2010. Hedges declared his intent to run for the Prohibition Party presidential nomination on February 18, 2010. This marks his first run for the presidency.

4 Mistakes to Avoid when Making a Marriage or Wedding Proposal


Alex Lemone

When you ask a woman to marry you, you’ll want it to be a memorable moment. In your desire to make it the best and most unique proposal ever, you’ll want to follow some tips because you want the moment to stand out in her mind…for all the right reasons. Stay away from the following categories, and you’ll be fine.

1. Don’t do it on live TV or in front of a huge audience. To a guy’s mind, there’s nothing more romantic than proposing at half-court during halftime or in front of zillions at the big football game. Or maybe you’re taking her to be an audience member at her favorite TV show. Or maybe there’s a news crew nearby and you have the sudden urge to grab them and drag them over to witness what you are sure is about to be the single greatest wedding proposal ever. Don’t do it! The worst thing a woman will ever have to do is try and make a decision like that with the whole world watching. She may turn you down just because it is too much stress. It may be romantic, but the stakes are too high.

2. Don’t put it in food or drink. You’ve set the scene: the lights are low, there’s champagne chilling nearby, and you’ve got all her favorite foods. She’s going to take a bite of that tiramisu or take a drink of that champagne and won’t she be so tickled when she finds the ring inside? Maybe…but only because it tickles on the way to her stomach. One man tried this method and put the ring into his future bride’s milkshake. He ended up proposing with the x-ray image of the ring after they spent the night at the hospital. Memorable, yes. Desirable? You tell me: how did they get that ring back? Yeah, not so romantic.

3. Don’t propose over the phone. Women don’t like this. Maybe she’s picking up the dry cleaning and you’re talking to her on the phone about what to get at the grocery store later and you have a blinding inspiration. It’s a message from God! You just know she’s the one and you have to share it with her right now! Take a moment. Enjoy this newfound revelation. But don’t ask her yet. She might say yes, but all her friends will feel sorry for her. Set the scene. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime question. It can wait another few hours.

4. Don’t leave the ring to someone else’s whim. Wouldn’t it be cute if your 18 month-old nephew toddled over to her with the ring in his hand? Or how about proposing by tying it to the hook while you’re fishing? I know, why don’t you tie it to a balloon and hand it to her while you get down on one knee? Wait! No, don’t! She’s going to let go of the balloon! Oh, God. She did. Look at it go. Crap. It may be romantic and it may be the cutest thing ever, but if you’re going to put the ring somewhere it can get lost, you can say goodbye now. The toddler will drop it, the fish will eat it, and the balloon will fly away. Every time.

The most important thing a woman needs in a proposal, even more important than a ring, is a heartfelt declaration of love and promise from her man. Deliver that, safely, and you’ve got a good chance at a yes. But don’t be like the guy who wrote his proposal on the back window of his car and tried to run her over when she said no. So avoid these mistakes and hopefully you wont end up on someones list of worst wedding proposals ever.

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