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"Inadequate," "confusing," "disconnect," and "lack of awareness" aren't words passengers would like to hear associated with aviation safety, but according to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that's exactly what the situation is like at Boeing.

The findings come from a report compiled by an expert panel convened in March of 2023 and published Monday that relied on more than 4,000 pages of Boeing documents, multiple surveys, more than 250 employee interviews and visits to six Boeing locations. What it uncovered can only be described as devastatingly serious shortcomings in Boeing's safety culture.

"The panel observed documentation, survey responses, and employee interviews that did not provide objective evidence of a foundational commitment to safety that matched Boeing's descriptions of that objective," the panel said in its report - and that's probably the least damning thing they conclude.

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For whales, exposure to "noises" can cause immediate effects, such as behavioral disruption and impacts on hearing. They can also result in longer-term effects, such as increased stress.

Increasingly background noise, notably in areas of persistent and heavy use, reduces their "listening and communication" spaces – making it more difficult for cetaceans to communicate, navigate and hear critical sounds from predators and prey.

For humans, health authorities have admitted that the "wind turbine syndrome" is real. Living too close to wind turbines can cause heart disease, migraines, panic attacks, sleep deprivation tinnitus and vertigo, among others, according to research done by New York pediatrician and psychiatrist Dr. Nina Pierpont.

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At the second anniversary of Russia's special military operation in Ukraine, Kyiv is facing a new and unique challenge: the increasing average age of its armed forces personnel.

More and more middle-aged men are joining the frontlines, posing difficulties for commanders in planning and executing strategic operations. 

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The threat of antibiotic resistance is increasing as the pharmaceutical industry continues to pump out new antibiotic drugs to replace old antibiotic drugs that no longer work.

Believe it or not, most antibiotics sold in the United States are administered to livestock used in the meat industry. And they are typically given to healthy animals for purposes other than treating sickness – this includes for prophylactic and growth promotion purposes.

As of 2020, upwards of 69 percent of the U.S. antibiotic supply is found in meat that people and other animals eat for sustenance. Since the drugs often persist in meat tissue, many people are thus consuming a steady dose of antibiotic drugs on a daily basis with every meal. 

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 Google Gemini, the tech giant’s new AI chatbot aimed at competing with ChatGPT, generated a series of fabricated reviews—falsely attributing them to actual individuals—to undermine the credibility of Peter Hasson’s 2020 book on political biases within Google and other major tech firms. 

Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA
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Ursula von der Leyen sees genocide as a business opportunity. Just this week, the European Commission president argued that a new “mindset” is required to bolster the weapons industry. “The continuing war in Gaza and the large-scale destabilization in the Middle East point to an era of insecurity and conflict in the region and beyond,” she said. The comment on Palestine in a speech about assisting arms makers prompts an unavoidable conclusion: Von der Leyen is exploiting the crisis to urge greater militarization, according to author and editor of the Electronic Intfada, David Cronin.

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Anderson Cooper, Chris Wallace and other high profile hosts on CNN are facing the chopping block under current network management, according to recent reports.

It’s easy to believe, when you consider the dismal ratings these hosts are delivering. Very few people watch CNN anymore and these dishonest hosts are the main reason why.

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A third of U.K. Met Office temperature stations have 'junk status' and may be wrong by up to 5°C, an FOI reveals. A further almost 50% are 'near junk' and may be out by 2°C.

Tags: CLIMATEGATE, GREAT BRITAIN/ UK
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Decarbonising the steel and electricity industry in pursuit of Net Zero represents a real and present danger to national security and must be abandoned, a former Security Minister has warned.

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The BBC’s Justin Webb broke impartiality rules by (accurately) calling trans women "males" on air, the corporations' own complaints unit has ruled.

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A growing boycott of Bud Light over its partnership with trans 'influencer' Dylan Mulvaney has hammered parent group AB InBev, where sales fell 17.4% in Q4 2023 on top of 16.6% in Q3.

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US President Joe Biden has twice confused Gaza with Ukraine as he announced the US would provide desperately-needed aid to the war-ravaged Palestinian territory.

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Barely a day goes by without a fresh report of some feral gang striding into a local store and casually making off with thousands of pounds worth of stock. CCTV of their heists, including dozens of films obtained by the Daily Mail, show how they combine calculated menace with staggering impunity.

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Russia and Iran developed a way to avoid the US dollar routing system known as SWIFT, Trade between the nations is booming.

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