The Ringworm Children testing of large radiation doses on humans

It is claimed in the documentary that the X-ray radiation used on the children was thousands of times beyond the maximum recommended dose and it is suggested that the program was funded by the United States in order to test the effects of large radiation doses on humans.

In fact, the treatment in Israel was the same that was used elsewhere in the world. The documeted dosages given to the Israeli children were similar to (if not less than) that administered to children treated for ringworm at New York University Hospital between 1940 and 1959.

A study from the early 1950s found X-ray treatment effective in almost all cases of ringworm. The documentary alleges that 100,000 children were irradiated, and that 6,000 of them died shortly after receiving treatment. Many of the ‘ringworm children’ later developed cancer, and in 1994 the Knesset passed a law mandating the Israeli government to provide them with compensation.

 

The End of #Justice

Technological innovations in dispute resolution processes are said to benefit access to justice, reduce error and improve consistency in legal decision-making. However, does (partly) automated dispute resolution lead to the same results as procedures conducted by human actors? Prof Van Zelst assesses this question from three angles: computer science, psychology and experiences with automation in US administrative law.

Hoe de pensioenindustrie zich andermans geld toe-eigende en de hoge bonussen

Dagelijks storten werknemers 80 miljoen in de Nederlandse pensioenspaarpot. Daar zit inmiddels 1350 miljard euro in. Maar de premies stijgen en de uitkeringen blijven gelijk of dalen. Bovendien gaan de pensioenfondsen er vanuit dat 68 de nieuwe pensioenleeftijd is. Een op de drie Nederlanders geeft zijn of haar pensioenfonds een onvoldoende. Vooral de hoge bonussen in de pensioensector stuiten op afkeer. Het vertrouwen in de fondsen is nog lager dan in banken en verzekeraars. Journalist Cees Grimbergen laat 3 bezorgde burgers aan het woord. Onder andere over hoe de pensioenindustrie zich andermans geld toe-eigende. Ook behandelt het programma Amerikaanse beleggers die honderden miljarden Nederlands pensioengeld beleggen. Wat verdienen Larry Fink (Blackrock), David Rubinstein (Carlyle) en Stephen Schwarzman (Blackstone)? En hoe ziet de belangenverstrengeling in de Nederlandse pensioenwereld eruit?

https://www.npo.nl/zwarte-zwanen/07-05-2018/POW_03862083