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  • Today's Toons 5/3/12

    05/03/2012 3:25:22 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 13 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | 5/3/12 | pookie18
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  • "Sacaja-Whiner": Elizabeth Warren and the oppression Olympics

    05/03/2012 3:19:00 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 21 replies
    Human Events ^ | 5/2/2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Elizabeth Warren is the Harvard law professor running for Senate in Massachusetts as a Democratic populist-progressive champion. But don't call her "Elizabeth Warren." Call her "Pinocchio-hontas," "Chief Full-of-Lies," "Running Joke" or "Sacaja-whiner." Warren has claimed questionable Native American minority status for years to reap career "diversity" benefits. Now, Cherokee leaders, campaign rival GOP Sen. Scott Brown and an army of Twitter detractors have called her out for gaming the racial-preference system. Live by identity politics, die by identity politics. The Boston Herald reported last Friday that Harvard administrators "prominently touted Warren's Native American background ... in an effort to bolster...
  • Cabinets Gone Wild

    05/03/2012 3:18:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 3, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    We've had some unusual Cabinet secretaries in past administrations -- Earl Butz, John Mitchell and James Watt come to mind -- but never anything quite like the present bunch. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has overseen some $5 trillion in new debt. To help pay for it, he wants the rich -- the top 1 percent already contributes more in income taxes than does the bottom 90 percent -- to pay more for what he calls "the privilege of being an American." Geithner, whose department oversees the IRS, should have taken his own advice: As a rich American one-percenter, he once...
  • The Hypothetical President

    05/03/2012 3:14:12 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 5 replies
    Human Events ^ | 5/1/2012 | David Harsanyi
    Plenty of Americans believe that the president's rhetoric runs counter to facts, but actually, it's the president's own counterfactual arguments that matter most. Which is to say, nearly the entire case for President Barack Obama's second term is based on not what has happened but what could, would or might under different circumstances. Things, as you've surely heard from one official after the next, would have been a whole lot worse without the president's guidance. When the Obama campaign intimates that Mitt Romney would have been less decisive to knock off Osama bin Laden -- "Which path would Romney have...
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - May 3, 2012

    05/03/2012 2:52:46 AM PDT · by sneakers · 15 replies
    Before yunz head dahntahn to work, or start to red up the house n‘at, join us every morning for coffee (or whatever gets yinz started) and maybe some serious discussion of the issues (or not!) Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show at: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY) http://www.640whlo.com/main.html (Akron, OH) (airs later from 9-12) http://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WOBX - Outer banks NC http://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-with-Quinn--Rose-p34761/ for archived shows And now on 166 XM
  • All eyes on Miami Beach this Memorial Day weekend [Urban Thug "Music" Festival]

    05/03/2012 2:27:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 5/3/12 | David Smiley
    ...when the expected crowds return to South Beach this month — Memorial Day will be observed Monday, May 28 — they will find that wounds inflicted by years of raucous, days-long street bacchanals were ripped open last year when 11 officers unleashed a barrage of bullets on Collins Avenue during their chase of a driver they said was armed. The driver died. Four bystanders were hit by bullets. This year, the heavy police presence, which some argue contributed to the tension, will intensify significantly. A checkpoint. Watch towers. Police in pairs on every corner. Drivers on all three causeways leading...
  • Korean War POW's remains return to U.S. 61 years after his death

    05/03/2012 2:25:51 AM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 1 replies
    Longmont Times-Call ^ | May 2, 2012 | Scott Rochat
    LAFAYETTE -- The last wish of Josie Tibbitts' mother was to have her ashes laid in her husband's empty grave. That wish isn't going to come true -- and Tibbitts couldn't be happier for it. That's because in a week, the remains of her father are coming home at last. Master Sgt. Elwood Green died in the Korean War at the age of 33. That much has been known. But it was only this year that two pieces of reburied bone -- a tibia and part of the jaw -- were identified as belonging to Green, a prisoner of war...
  • The moment an LA Occupy protester sucker punched female police officer on the head with a DRUM

    05/03/2012 2:17:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Police called on the public today to help find several people who attacked officers during a May Day protest in downtown Los Angeles. Chief Charlie Beck shared video images at a news conference of two attacks on officers that occurred after a splinter group broke from the main march on Broadway and briefly skirmished with police. In one video, a man is seen hitting a female officer from behind, smashing what appears to be a metallic-coloured drum into her helmeted head. The incident occurred at about 4:15pm at the intersection of Fourth and Hill streets, where Occupy protesters and activist...
  • Trayvon and Zimmerman: The Structure and Elements of a Disinformation Campaign

    05/03/2012 2:01:19 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 92 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 3, 2012 | Scott Swett
    "Trayvon," of course, is Trayvon Martin, the black 17-year-old who was killed two months ago in Florida. "Zimmerman" is George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who shot him. Referring to Martin by his first name and Zimmerman by his last is just one small tactic in the national media campaign to make Martin's death an enduring symbol of white racism. The Trayvon campaign is accurately described as "disinformation" because deception is a fundamental part of its planning, strategy, and implementation. Leftist disinformation campaigns are common but not widely understood. This article is intended to make them easier to recognize, and...
  • Racially charged social media postings may come up at Zimmerman trial

    05/03/2012 1:55:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | May 2, 2012 | Frances Robles
    George Zimmerman's defense attorney says he will not comment on a Myspace page that portrays his client in a "less-than-favorable" light, because the racially charged social media postings could come up at his murder trial. But he hinted that if Zimmerman's postings will be scrutinized in court, Trayvon Martin's would be too. McClatchy Newspapers reported that Zimmerman had a Myspace account in 2005 in which he wrote insulting remarks about Mexicans. He referred to an ex-girlfriend as a "hoe," talked about beating a felony rap and complained that every Mexican he ran into pulled a knife on him. One line...
  • Music for Wedding Mass

    05/03/2012 1:47:09 AM PDT · by dsc · 22 replies
    03APR12 | Vanity
    Sorry for the vanity, but I would very much like some advice. My daughter, her fiance, and I went down and talked to the cathedral's music director about the music for her wedding. We chose what we all think are some very nice pieces, and I made sure to confirm that no...less preferred music...would be snuck in. We received an e-mail from him today listing the music we had chosen, but calling for the Mystery of Faith -- “We Proclaim” -- and the Amen to come from the Heritage Mass, which is, the best I was able to confirm, put...
  • Trayvon Martin Case 2.0: Digital Trial Before Jury

    05/03/2012 1:39:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | May 3, 2012 | Corey Dade
    If the parents of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin can use social media and the Internet to demand justice, so, too, can the boy's killer. Lawyers for George Zimmerman, who has been charged with second-degree murder in the 17-year-old's death, have created a Facebook page, Twitter account, website and blog to counteract the vitriol heaped on their client. Zimmerman's legal team has entered the virtual echo chamber to communicate directly with supporters and detractors alike of the neighborhood watch volunteer who says he shot the unarmed boy in self-defense. It's an extraordinary move for defense attorneys in a criminal case....
  • The Handwriting on the Wall (The serial and serious failures of the left.)

    05/03/2012 1:38:59 AM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies
    National Affairs ^ | Spring 2012 | GEORGE WEIGEL
    In recent years, roiled as they have been by a global financial and economic crisis, the phrase "the handwriting is on the wall" has become a staple of the public conversation. It is a metaphor for the general sense of disorientation, unease, and fear for the future that seems epidemic throughout the Western world, and that is having so obvious an effect on the national cast of mind in this election season. The phrase may be ubiquitous, but how many of those who invoke "the handwriting on the wall" have looked closely at its source — the fifth chapter of...
  • Netflix subscribers decry $27M class action settlement

    05/03/2012 1:23:34 AM PDT · by bizlawnews · 18 replies
    FierceTelecom ^ | 5/2/2012
    A handful of Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) subscribers have asked a federal appeals court to overturn a $27.2 million class-action settlement that they say unfairly gives plaintiffs' lawyers over $8 million in fees for bringing suit over the marketing agreement the movie service company entered into with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT).
  • Russia Today's rape apologia for Ched Evans reflects the country's attitude

    05/03/2012 1:15:54 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 1 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 5, 2012 | Miriam Elder
    When Sheffield United footballer Ched Evans was sentenced to five years in jail last month for raping a 19-year-old woman, the backlash was immediate. Fellow footballers called the victim a "slag". Online commenters spewed vile hatespeak, accusing her of asking for it. Who can we now add to that list? The Kremlin's English-language propaganda channel, Russia Today. "Life sucks in a bad way if you happen to live in Britain," begins a column published on the channel's website in the wake of the Evans verdict. "Disclaimer: Only if you are a man of virile age. Being rich and hot-looking makes...
  • The Most Special Special Interest

    05/03/2012 1:11:49 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 3, 2012 | Christian Schneider
    ...........in Wisconsin, it seems somewhat difficult to get anyone to refer to government unions as a “special interest.” Unions refer to themselves as “the middle class,” or the “hard-working people” of the state — as if every member of the middle class worked for a state or local government. To the Left, any collection of individuals that uses their own money to influence a public debate is known as an “interest group.” Conversely, if a similar group uses taxpayer money boosted through union dues to do the same thing, it is known as a “grassroots organization.” ..........Not only are unions...
  • Synchrotron scientists and international team reveal tales told by old bones

    05/03/2012 12:47:54 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | April 30, 2012 | U of Saskatchewan
    Using the presence of trace amounts of lead and strontium as clues, the team is using the CLS to hunt for the presence of these elements in tiny shards of bones from sailors and others interred in a Royal Navy cemetery in the late 1700s to early 1800s. The work is published online in the Journal of Archaeological Science. Bone is a living tissue, formed as we grow and healing after it breaks. It is also constantly being rebuilt and recycled by the body. As new bone is laid down, there is the chance that metals in the body will...
  • HORROR: Mom wants right to “euthanize” her disabled children - Video

    05/03/2012 12:47:23 AM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 15 replies
    glennbeck.com ^ | May 2, 2012 | Glenn Beck Program
    Euthanizing Babies OK by Dr. Phil Audience
  • Otzi the Iceman: scientists find 5,000-year-old blood sample

    05/03/2012 12:42:52 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Wednesday, May 2, 2012 | Tom Kington
    As cold cases go, it does not get much colder than Ötzi the Iceman, whose body was found frozen solid in the Italian Alps 5,300 years after he died from an arrow wound. Since he was discovered by trekkers in 1991, scientists have mapped his DNA and figured out everything from what ailments he suffered from (Lyme disease and a weak heart) to the last meal he ate (venison and ibex) before he was shot in the back, probably by an enemy tribesman. Now, using advanced nanotechnology, they have located traces of Ötzi's blood, the oldest blood sample ever retrieved....
  • [Former Pres.] Yulia Tymoshenko: Germany threatens to block EU-Ukraine trade deal

    05/02/2012 11:55:49 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 2 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/2/2012 | Tom Parfitt, Moscow and Bruno Waterfield
    Germany has warned it could block a political and trade deal between the European Union and Ukraine if there is no resolution to the growing furore over alleged maltreatment of Yulia Tymoshenko. Guido Westerwelle, the German foreign minister said on Wednesday that Berlin was prepared to scupper Kiev’s “association agreement” with the EU if Mrs Tymoshenko, Ukraine’s former prime minister, is not allowed adequate medical care. “We Germans say it cannot be ratified if conditions for the rule of law are not also clearly kept to,” he said in a television interview. The comments came as Austria and Holland announced...
  • When disaster strikes, FEMA turns to ... Waffle House

    05/02/2012 11:46:05 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/2/12 | Garrett Tenney
    Waffle House serves hungry customers bacon, eggs and hash browns, but when disaster strikes, the iconic chain serves up valuable intel to the government. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has developed an unofficial, color-coded "Waffle House Index" to help make assessments before sending response teams to areas hit by such natural disasters as tornadoes, floods or hurricanes. “When business like that are closed, that’s a good indication that resources are probably going to be needed for the survivors there in that area,” explained Will Booher of Florida’s Division of Emergency Management. After a disaster, officials call a restaurant in the...
  • Pakistan: German Jihadist Killed in US Drone Attack

    05/02/2012 11:44:06 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 14 replies
    Spiegelonline ^ | 4/30/2012 | Hubert Gude
    A US Army drone strike in March killed a German citizen who had joined the jihad in Pakistan. His death has the potential to reignite the debate over the legitimacy of air strikes by unmanned drones and may increase diplomatic tensions with the US. Diplomatic Powder KegOn the morning of March 9, 29-year-old Samir H. was in a large pickup truck in southern Waziristan when a remote-controlled US Army drone, several kilometers high, took aim at the vehicle. Reports indicate that at least one of the three rockets launched by the drone hit the target and destroyed the pickup truck...
  • Permit glut sparks talk of ‘carbon central bank’ (in EU)

    05/02/2012 11:43:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 02 May 2012 | EurActiv.com with Reuters
    Analysts say that any one-off EU clearing of the massive glut of carbon permits now clogging the Emissions Trading System (ETS) is likely to lead to a ‘central bank' or other policy tool to manage future imbalances. But the European Commission is cautious about entrenching such a mechanism in the ETS, which is the bloc's chief weapon to fight climate change. Figures released today (2 May) show that 254 million carbon offsets worth around €2.6 billion were used in 2011, an 85% increase on 2010, despite statistics showing that the EU emissions continue to fall, due to recession. Companies are...
  • Tick, Tick, Tick

    05/02/2012 11:39:35 PM PDT · by Bellflower · 84 replies
    Self | 5/3/12 | self
    Where I live and grew up there was hardly a tick to be found. We children played and played in weeds and woods and never had or saw one tick on us. Not anymore. The ticks are ramped. We love to hike and be outdoors, but of course, hate the ticks. Even hiking on a short grassy path almost two months ago you could see them crawling up your shoes and legs. They really are creepy and they are also know to pass any number of rather nasty diseases. So my question is, do any of you have any remedies...
  • Yalta summit divides Europe, again

    05/02/2012 11:38:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 02 May 2012
    A summit of the presidents of Central European countries due in Yalta, Ukraine, on 11-12 May, will be attended by some EU leaders and boycotted by others, EurActiv has learned. Ironically, Yalta is a symbol of the division of Europe during the Cold War, following the February 1945 meeting there between Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin. At least four EU countries will boycott the Black Sea resort meeting. German media reported on 26 April that the country's new President Joachim Gauck canceled a trip to Ukraine this month amid worries about the health of imprisoned opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko. Then Czech...
  • ‘Obiwan Kenobi’ Arrested In Hit-And-Run Accident

    05/02/2012 11:35:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    CBS Las Vegas ^ | May 2, 2012
    The force is not strong with this one. The Press Tribune in Roseville is reporting that a man sharing a name with famed “Star Wars” character Obi-Wan Kenobi was arrested this past weekend in connection with a hit-and-run accident. On March 19, 37-year-old Obiwan Kenobi was reportedly involved in a five-car crash. The investigation, conducted by the Roseville police, revealed that a green Sedan believed to be Kenobi’s was responsible for the chain-reaction accident. Several people involved complained of pain after the collision. Witness testimony and a thorough investigation of the scene led them to Kenobi, who was found Saturday...
  • Brussels to push for EU-wide minimum wage

    05/02/2012 11:33:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 17 April 2012
    The European Commission will propose tomorrow (18 April) introducing a minimum salary in countries like Germany where it does not exist yet, and raise wages where they are considered too low, according to a draft seen by EurActiv. Having a job is not a recipe against poverty in Europe. Indeed, more than 8% of European workers live with salaries that keep them below the poverty threshold, EU figures show. “The risk of in-work poverty is high, particularly in countries with uneven earnings distribution and low minimum wages, among people with temporary contracts and in low work intensity and single parent...
  • Parliament paves way for EU human rights 'czar'

    05/02/2012 11:30:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 19 April 2012
    The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly yesterday (18 April) to change the future direction of the EU's human rights policy and pave the way for a new position of "human rights czar". The report's author, British Labour MEP Richard Howitt (Socialists & Democrats), said the EU had finally "filled the gap" with the United States and would no longer lack the authority to make its case heard whenever human rights are violated across the globe—be it in Iraq, Syria or Burma. "Europe was negotiating improved trade terms with Gaddafi just four weeks before we started dropping bombs on him, and it...
  • Gingrich: Romney’s ‘Conservative Enough’ Compared To ‘Most Radical, Leftist Pres in American Hist'

    05/02/2012 11:11:41 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 107 replies
    Cnsnews.com ^ | May 2 2012 | Edwina mora
    While formally suspending his bid for the Republican presidential nomination on Wednesday, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said that he believes presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney is conservative enough when compared to “the most radical, leftist president in American history.” “And my answer is simple: compared to Barack Obama? You know this is not a choice between Mitt Romney and Ronald Reagan. This is a choice between Mitt Romney and the most radical, leftist president in American history.”
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- M106 Close Up

    05/02/2012 10:55:05 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    NASA ^ | May 03, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Close to the Great Bear (Ursa Major) and surrounded by the stars of the Hunting Dogs (Canes Venatici), this celestial wonder was discovered in 1781 by the metric French astronomer Pierre Mechain. Later, it was added to the catalog of his friend and colleague Charles Messier as M106. Modern deep telescopic views reveal it to be an island universe: a spiral galaxy around 30 thousand light-years across located only about 21 million light-years beyond the stars of the Milky Way. Along with prominent dust lanes and a bright central core, this colorful composite image highlights youthful blue star clusters...
  • Stay on the course. Christ love is the path to righteousness.

    05/02/2012 10:54:50 PM PDT · by jesus4life · 8 replies
    Faith | GOD-inspired
    The mind, the body, the soul, and the spirit. Think everyday where all of your members of your body are focused on; pray that it is on following JESUS. We are not perfect, and we are all a work in progress. But, may the focus, goal, and effort be made to constantly try to follow Jesus from head to toe, heart and soul, mind and spirit; this way we can live it.
  • Judge Tells Doctor It Is 'Inappropriate' To Say He Is A Christian At Work

    05/02/2012 10:48:47 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | March 03, 2012 | Victoria Ward and John Bingham
    Judge Tells Doctor It Is 'Inappropriate' To Say He Is A Christian At Work A Christian doctor sacked after emailing a prayer to colleagues lost his claim for unfair dismissal after a tribunal judge ruled that there was no place for religious references at work. By Victoria Ward and John Bingham 03 May 2012 Dr David Drew, 64, told an employment tribunal that he was made to feel like a "religious maniac" after sending out the prayer by St Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, to motivate his department. But Employment Judge David Kearsley ruled that if complaints were made...
  • Russia’s Growing Influence in Ukraine: Economics and Energy

    05/02/2012 10:39:05 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 3 replies
    The Ukrainian government is negotiating the issue of ruble-denominated government bonds, making the country no longer reliant on IMF assistance. Ukraine’s 2010 IMF assistance package of $15.6 billion was suspended in March 2011 because of Ukraine’s refusal to continue with IMF reforms, in particular raising household utility prices to reduce subsidies to the state gas company Naftohaz Ukrainy. This confirms what the Nikolai Azarov government has been discussing since summer 2011 (see www.kyivpost.com/news/business/bus_general/detail/108197/; ubr.ua/finances/stock-market/ukraina-vypustit-obligacii-v-rubliah-53601). Three November 2011 auctions for three and five-year government bonds with 8.22 and 8.75 percent returns, respectively, failed to attract buyers, and a March issue of...
  • [Angels' Jered] Weaver throws first career no-hitter [vs. Twins]

    05/02/2012 10:19:44 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 10 replies
    MLB.com ^ | 5/3/2012 12:58 AM ET | Alden Gonzalez
    ANAHEIM -- The Angels' offense finally kicked into gear in the series finale against the Twins, but that wasn't even close to being the story. On Wednesday night, it was all about Jered Weaver, the ace pitcher who recorded his first no-hitter and the ninth individual no-hitter in Angels history, leading his club to a 9-0 victory that gave them the sweep and three straight wins for the first time this year. Weaver came in having given up just three runs in his last 21 2/3 innings. And prior to a two-out, seventh-inning walk to Josh Willingham, the only baserunner...
  • Ancient migration: Coming to America

    05/02/2012 10:12:27 PM PDT · by Theoria · 92 replies
    Nature ^ | 02 May 2012 | Adam Curry
    For decades, scientists thought that the Clovis hunters were the first to cross the Arctic to America. They were wrong — and now they need a better theory The mastodon was old, its teeth worn to nubs. It was perfect prey for a band of hunters, wielding spears tipped with needle-sharp points made from bone. Sensing an easy target, they closed in for the kill. Almost 14,000 years later, there is no way to tell how many hits it took to bring the beast to the ground near the coast of present-day Washington state. But at least one struck home,...
  • Bachmann endorsement expected in Romney's Portsmouth visit

    05/02/2012 10:07:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | May 3, 2012 | Julian Walker and Bill Bartel
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will likely get more than face time with Virginia voters when he visits Portsmouth today. He's also expected to nab a key endorsement. Several Republican sources this week said Romney's campaign is developing plans to have U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota at the 1:15 p.m. event at Crofton Industries to announce her support for Romney. A darling of evangelicals and tea partyers, Bachmann briefly soared as a Republican presidential contender before withdrawing in January after a poor showing in the Iowa caucuses. An endorsement from her could lend some social conservative credentials to Romney...
  • US warns Bolivia that nationalisation of Red Electrica company will damage investment

    05/02/2012 10:03:54 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/2/2012 | Telegraph staff
    The US has warned Bolivia that its nationalisation of Spanish energy firm Red Electrica's local grid will damage the country's investment climate. The Bolivian President, Evo Morales, seized the Red Electrica subsidiary on Tuesday, just 15 days after Argentine President Cristina de Kirchner announced the expropriation of Spanish oil giant Repsol's YPF subsidiary. "This comes on the heels, obviously, of the Argentine announcement," State Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters. "We are concerned by the Bolivian government's decision and announcement to nationalize the Spanish-owned electricity company. "These actions against foreign investors really dampen the investment climate in Bolivia, in Argentina,...
  • I need some help for my nine year-old nephew diagnosed with an aggressive cancer.

    05/02/2012 10:02:21 PM PDT · by proud American in Canada · 66 replies
    myself | May 3, 2012 | proud American in Canada
    My nine year-old nephew has been diagnosed with Adrenocortical carcinoma. My sister lives near Madison, Wisconsin, and is seeing a doctor there for him. He is on mitotane and probably some other drugs I'm not aware of. Apparently the prognosis is not good, like a one-in-five chance of making it through five years. A friend of mine mentioned the Children's Hospital in Philadelphia; apparently one of the best pediatric cancer specialists works there. My sister is doing everything, and I mean everything. Supplements, massage, Reiki therapy, in addition to everything the doctors recommend. She also has him enrolled in clinical...
  • CSU faculty authorizes strike for next fall

    05/02/2012 9:51:23 PM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/2/12 | Timothy Sandoval
    California State University faculty announced today that they have approved a measure to give their union leaders the power to authorize a strike next fall that could delay the beginning of school for thousands of students across the 23-campus university system. At a noon press conference at Cal State Long Beach, the California Faculty Association announced that faculty had approved the measure by 95 percent of those who voted . . .
  • Pack and Go - Traveling with Heat

    05/02/2012 9:47:20 PM PDT · by BookaT · 18 replies
    Here is a nice little tool to plan your summer vacation with. If you don't have solid summer plans this might aid you in planning, to make sure you patronize states that get it. http://apps.carryconcealed.net/packngo/
  • Court: Ex-Bush aide protected from torture lawsuit { John Yoo }

    05/02/2012 9:46:24 PM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5/2/12 | PAUL ELIAS
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- An appeals court on Wednesday tossed out a convicted terrorist's lawsuit accusing a high-ranking Bush administration lawyer who wrote the so-called "torture memos" of authorizing illegally harsh treatment of "enemy combatants." Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General John Yoo is protected from such lawsuits because the law defining torture and the treatment of enemy combatants was unsettled in the two years after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, when the memos were written, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said. The memos have been embroiled in national security politics for years after laying out a broad interpretation...
  • Dying mom gets early release of drug thanks to YouTube

    05/02/2012 9:39:52 PM PDT · by T Minus Four · 4 replies
    KSL ^ | 2 May 2012 | stephanie Grimes
    SALT LAKE CITY — A mom dying of cancer took to YouTube and inspired a pharmaceutical company to release to her a potentially life-saving drug before it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration. A compassionate use clause allows for people with no other treatment options to receive experimental treatments prior to FDA approval, which is what Darlene Gant was hoping for on April 16 when she uploaded a 20-minute video to YouTube, pleading with the FDA approve her use of the drug Pertuzumab before its expected June approval date. Gant, 46, had been told earlier in 2012 that...
  • Nanocrystal probes mimic viruses to gain entry into cells

    05/02/2012 9:28:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 20 April 2012 | Jennifer Newton
    US scientists have developed a method to deliver probes into cells to track the cells. Therapies such as those based on stem cells that require whole body tracking using non-invasive imaging, for example magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), would benefit from the probes.Current nanoparticle-based tracking systems rely on probes entering cells passively, which is inefficient because the probes often get sequestered in endosomes (compartments in cells that sort molecules for degradation or recycling back to the cell membrane). Now, a team from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory led by Brett Helms has avoided this problem by coating a nanocrystal probe with...
  • Third NBC staffer dismissed over misleading George Zimmerman 911 call edits

    05/02/2012 9:23:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    KDFW-TV ^ | May 2, 2012
    <p>MIAMI -- A third NBC staffer has lost their job over misleading edits to a 911 call made by murder accused George Zimmerman shortly before his fatal clash with Trayvon Martin.</p> <p>Lilia Luciano, a Miami-based reporter, has been off the air since March 31 and TV Newser reported Wednesday that she had been dismissed from the network she joined just 18 months ago.</p>
  • US Senate candidate Wendy Long predicts Obamacare will be overturned completely

    05/02/2012 9:15:20 PM PDT · by Sun · 14 replies
    Renew America ^ | May 1, 2012 | Michael Gaynor
    Total overturn of Obamacare would be a complete vindication of the rule of law and a complete disaster for President Obama (as well as for Long's chief rival, Kirsten Gillibrand, New York's junior United States Senator, an enthusiastic Obamacare supporter who should have known better than to vote for it). On April 2, 2012, SILive's Tom Wrobleski reported that a United States Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of Obamacare is expected soon and "[t]he justices could uphold or overturn the entire law,...strike down the individual mandate only, or strike the mandate along with other provisions" (www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/04/us_senate_candidate_wendy_long.html). That's all true,...
  • Miniature Horse Leads Police on Slow-Speed Chase

    05/02/2012 9:10:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    WTSP ^ | May 2, 2012
    Police business is usually pretty serious, but a pursuit in Fargo Sunday was the cause of a few giggles... if not outright guffaws. A miniature horse named Jellybean caused some big trouble for police officers when it escaped and led cops on a slow-speed chase. The little brown-and-white pony was taking part in a Girl Scout pet adoption event when he wiggled out of his halter and went on the lam. Jellybean is in training to be a therapy pet at the Hightail Horse Ranch and Rescue in Hawley, MN. The Hightail Rescue program works to adopt out rescued horses...
  • Three Likely Triggers Of The Next Recession

    05/02/2012 9:06:22 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies
    Street Talk Live ^ | 5-2-2012 | Lance Roberts
    3 Likely Triggers Of The Next Recession Written by Lance Roberts Wednesday, May 2, 2012 Recently I was watching my kids break in our family pool for the first time this year. All four of them stood motionlessly, side by side, staring at the clear blue water with their toes just over the edge of the coping. Knowing that the water is still cold from the winter months the anticipation and trepidation of the "cold shock" kept all four of them glued to the edge. "Who is going first?" I asked. The oldest began to lean over. Knees bent, hands...
  • Pet Detectives Capture Iditarod Dog on the Lam in East King Co. for 6 Weeks

    05/02/2012 9:03:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    King5 ^ | April 30, 2012 | Susan Wyatt
    Pet detectives from Missing Pet Partnership have once again returned a beloved pet to her owners. MPP recovered a skittish husky-mix named Smilla, who, after running in the Iditarod in Alaska, ran her own race throughout eastern King County. Here's their account:: Smilla, who lives in Norway, flew to Alaska in February to run the Iditarod sled race. However, luck was not on the side of her rookie handler, Silvia Furtwangler. On February 9th, one of Furtwangler’s sled dogs “Whistler” escaped while Furtwangler was driving through Anchorage. Whistler was ultimately recovered with “enchiladas and roast beef” (story here http://tinyurl.com/865lajn )....
  • Egypt Man Sends Jinn to Cure Saudis for a Price

    05/02/2012 8:56:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Bikya Masr ^ | 2 May 2012 | Pete Willows
    A number of Saudi nationals suffering from physical and mental problems have fallen victim to an unknown man whom lives in Egypt and claims he can cure them by sending over a ‘Muslim jinn’ [genie] to address their health issues. The Egyptian’s agent in Saudi Arabia arranges a phone call, understandably, to identify the exact nature of their medical emergency, and too, establish which jinn to dispatch in order to properly address the problem. “People who spoke to the man in that country were asked to transfer a specific sum of money to his account so he can send them...
  • Obama Information Czar Cass Sunstein Confronted on Cognitive Infiltration of Conspiracy Groups

    05/02/2012 8:46:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5/1/12 | wearechange
    In a rare public appearance, The Obama Administration's Information Czar Cass Sunstein gave a lecture at the NYU Law School in NYC yesterday, prompting Luke Rudkowski of WeAreChange to attend. Watch as Luke confronts Sunstein multiple times on an academic paper he co-authored back in 2008 entitled "Conspiracy Theories" in which he called for cognitive infiltration of conspiracy groups by the government.