December 2004 - What We Now Know

You won't find specific stock recommendations in "What We Now Know", but you WILL find a remarkable array of fascinating, entertaining, and always useful information on a wide range of trends in the economy, geo-politics, health and technology and more.

  • THE MEXICAN TSUNAMI

    (originally published on 5/17/04) Multiculturalism has been a hot topic for years. Recently, it found its way into the headlines again, through critical comments by Republican Governor Robert Ehrlich of Maryland. In a WBAL radio interview on May 6, Ehrlich...
  • CANCER SCARE

    How would you answer the question: Is cancer on the rise? If you listened to professional environmentalists and the mainstream media, you would naturally assume the worst. In fact, you might get the impression we were in the midst of an epidemic. You'd...
  • NANOMEDICINE: IT'S IN YOUR BLOOD

    (originally published on 6/14/04) John Smith arrives at the doctor's office with a slight fever, a runny nose and a sore throat; the physician suspects a cold. He inserts a small, handheld device the size of a miniature pocket calculator into the...
  • MOONSTRUCK

    (originally published on 6/28/04) The news of a very strange event that occurred at the end of March, but was quietly swept under the carpet by the mainstream media, is just now beginning to leak out. Expect to hear more about it in the coming days. Here's...
  • HUMAN-ANIMAL CHIMERAS: AN ETHICAL DILEMMA

    In Greek mythology, the Chimera was a fire-breathing monster with a lion's head, a goat's body and a serpent's tail. These days, a chimera is a genetically engineered creature, made from DNA of different species that normally wouldn't...
  • WI-FI SAFETY TIPS

    The wireless computer market is skyrocketing: Experts predict that by the end of 2005, sales of wireless LAN equipment will reach $3.5 billion annually. But with growing popularity, the risk of intrusion is growing as well. Even here at Casey Research...
  • PURITAN PAST, PURITAN FUTURE?

    If 1968 is commonly known as the year of the sexual revolution, the wee hours of the 21st century may enter American annals as the time of Dour Power and the Puritan take-over, when the clock of liberty and scientific progress was wound back to the Stone...
  • YES MEN: PRANKSTERS WITH A CAUSE

    "I am very, very happy to announce that today, for the first time Dow is accepting full responsibility for the Bhopal catastrophe," said Dow- Chemical representative Jude Finisterra in a live BBC interview on December 3, the 20th anniversary...
  • 2005: FISCAL YEAR OF THE PIG

    Need $300,000 to renovate your bathroom? Or how about $250,000 to buy new furniture? Then just ask your congressman; chances are they'd love to help. That's what managers of Indiana's Indian Dunes National Lakeshore did when they needed funds...
  • RECIPES FOR WELL-OILED BRAINS

    While most Americans are aware of the importance of the health of their hearts and blood pressure, another vital part of the body is often ignored: the brain. According to a survey by the Alzheimer's Association, older Americans rank memory deterioration...
  • GROOVE: SHARING MADE EASY

    Two issues ago we told you about Google's Desk Top Search, a technological leap forward when it comes to looking for files on your computer. Now, here's a simple and inexpensive alternative to building and maintaining an office computer network...
  • EUTHANASIA: THE NETHERLANDS' SLIPPERY SLOPE

    "Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome," said sci-fi master Isaac Asimov. These days, if you move to the Netherlands, the transition may be made easier for you... whether you want it or not. The...
  • THE MOTHER OF INVENTION

    In response to our article "NGO's--the Hapless Helpers" ( WWNK 11/22/04 ), reader Neil wrote: "Reminds me of stories showing how millions of dollars of third world aid money funneled through UN agencies... end up telling the same kind...
  • FDA: CONTROLS FOR THE CONTROLLERS

    Edit Existing Article Article Title: Content: HTML When Dr. David Graham told the Senate Finance Committee in late November that the U.S. was facing one of the greatest catastrophes "in the history of this country... or the world", he wasn't...
  • BUSH'S GOLDEN YEARS

    Unless you attribute the Republican victory to a vote fraud of unprecedented magnitude, the reality is that Americans thoroughly endorsed what President Bush stands for. So let's play the cards the way they've been dealt. And, perpetual optimist...

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