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Ernest Dempsey

Digital Journalist based in Oregon, United States. Joined on Feb 20, 2009
Expertise in Books, Science & space, Environment & green living, Health, Pets

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Op-Ed: Atheists are terrorists, says new Saudi law

Riyad - Marking a new low in regard for human rights, Saudi Arabia has reportedly passed a law that will treat all atheists as terrorists.
In the Media by Ernest Dempsey

Not fleas but humans spread ‘Back Death’ in Medieval London

London - New archaeological and forensic evidence suggests that the great plague epidemic of 14th-Century London was airborne and spread via coughing and sneezing of people, not by flea bites.
In the Media by Ernest Dempsey

Hindus in Pakistan protest against burning of their temple

Hyderabad - Protests continued for the second day after a Hindu temple in Pakistan’s Sindh province was set on fire by unidentified men
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Bus driver in Sweden forced 6-year-old girl to show teeth

Sundsvall - A six-year-old girl was made to show her teeth by the demand of a bus driver in Sweden as he wanted to make sure the child was eligible for a free ride.
In the Media by Ernest Dempsey - 1 comment

New study finds higher death risk for the underweight

Toronto - With so many health risks associated with obesity, a new study finds a more serious risk for the underweight individuals – death.
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Romanian man swallows metal fork to win a bet

Bacau - A young man in Romania swallowed a metal fork to win a bet while drunk. The act, meant to impress his friends, led the man to the hospital.
In the Media by Ernest Dempsey

Chinese gang slaughtered tigers as ‘blood sport’

Zhanjiang - Wild tigers have been slaughtered to entertain local officials and businessmen and tiger parts then sold as trade in China.
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Op-Ed: Low vaccination rates recorded in parts of Canada and Australia

Low vaccination rates among children have been reported from affluent and well-informed segments of population in Canada and Australia.
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China Southern Airlines stops transport of live primates for labs

Animal rights advocates are celebrating the “victory” of seeing a stop to transport of live primates by China Southern Airlines.
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Op-Ed: Authorities now bribing parents for polio vaccination in Pakistan

Peshawar - After using scare tactics at places, authorities in Pakistan are moving to bribe parents for vaccinating their children with the questionable oral polio vaccine (OPV).
In the Media by Ernest Dempsey - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Talibanization of health: Forced polio vaccination in Pakistan

Karachi - The politics of vaccination has come to new, though not unexpected, turns in Pakistan as the government has started imposing the polio vaccine on civilians by intimidation.
In the Media by Ernest Dempsey - 5 comments

Radio show to discuss Virginia dog abuse case on Sunday

Attorney Matt Albert will discuss on radio the alarming case of dog abuse in Wythe County, Virginia, which is arousing growing concern from the public due to inaction on behalf of the authorities.
In the Media by Ernest Dempsey - 8 comments

Study finds lions are nearly extinct in West Africa

Lions in West Africa are approaching extinction and may soon entirely disappear from the natural scene in the region if conservation efforts are not improved.
In the Media by Ernest Dempsey - 2 comments

Outrage in Pakistan over civilian killings by military's raids

Protest and condemnation follow reports of civilian casualties by military shelling in Pakistan’s tribal area of North Waziristan.
In the Media by Ernest Dempsey

Op-Ed: U.S. doctor warns medical marijuana is harmful and addictive

Medical marijuana is constantly in news and more positive views about its “harmless” nature seem to be attempting to win public opinion. But is it really safe? One experienced doctor rejects all safety claims of medical cannabis.
In the Media by Ernest Dempsey - 37 comments

Op-Ed: Alternative treatments as an antidote to Obamacare Special

Plano - One factor that can make Obamacare significantly more acceptable to people is inclusion of alternative medicine and treatment, says author and alternative health advocate Alan Smith.
Digital Journal Report by Ernest Dempsey - 4 comments

Op-Ed: The Road-Shaped Heart – Interview with Nick Purdon Special

“Poetry still holds a special place in today’s world,” says South African poet Nick Purdon, author of The Road-Shaped Heart.
Digital Journal Report by Ernest Dempsey

Op-Ed: Bit-Blocks – Inventor from Oregon develops unique toy blocks Special

Portland - A young innovator from Oregon has created a new design of toy blocks that is more fun than more conventional blocks used to date.
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Adventures and challenges for new dads — A chat with JM Nespoli Special

Torrance - Author JM Nespoli talks about his parenting experience as a first-time father in the context of his own childhood and relationships in his family.
Digital Journal Report by Ernest Dempsey - 6 comments

Op-Ed: Obama’s Syria attack plan — Constitution, law, and peace Special

With Obama waiting for congressional approval for striking at Syria, questions about war and peace in the region fill the atmosphere all around. Some questions are discussed here with writers from US and abroad.
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