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  • New Clues Into Leprosy Boost Hopes for Smarter Drugs: Study

    01/18/2013 11:34:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Asia One ^ | Friday, Jan 18, 2013
    Leprosy spreads to muscles and other tissues through a stealth operation in which it reprogrammes key cells in the nervous system, a new study stays. Tests on mice show that the parasitic germ which causes the disfiguring disease is extraordinarily skilful in hijacking so-called Schwann cells, according to researchers from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. These are fatty cells which wrap around nerves, acting as insulation to protect the electric signals that pass through the nerve strands.
  • Oil boom causing housing problems in Snyder (West Texas)[Cline Shale]

    01/18/2013 11:18:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    KTXS-TV ^ | January 18, 2013 | Jenna Rogers
    SNYDER, Texas - Snyder is a small city of just 11,000 people, but the recent oil boom has put it on the map. "You've gone from being the unknown sleepy little town in West Texas to we've got the bullseye on our back," said Bill Lavers, Executive Director of the Development Corporation of Snyder. Snyder hasn't seen growth like this in decades. With the discovery of the Cline Shale oil area, people and businesses are flocking to the area. "It appears that it's going to be one of the larger growth areas and booms that we've had in Snyder for...
  • Chris Christie Positions Himself to Challenge Hillary in the 2016 Democrat Primary

    01/18/2013 11:01:19 PM PST · by barmag25 · 42 replies
    / ^ | 10/18/13 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: We have, of course, the gun control battle raging on. The status of the Republican Party, where are they today, where do they stand, what are their prospects? We have the New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, he condemned the NRA ad. Did you see that? Let me find the sound bite. I told the broadcast engineer we're gonna start with Lance Armstrong, and I just decided we're not. Now, I gotta find Chris Christie. There it is. Number one.
  • California man empties grandkids' piggy banks to pay his $14,000 property tax bill in CHANGE

    01/18/2013 10:52:09 PM PST · by 444Flyer · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/18/13 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Most people think spare change just weighs them down. But one California man put his to good use - saving up enough coins and dollar bills to pay his hefty $14,000 property tax bill. Larry Gasper shocked tellers at a Redding bank branch when he showed up with a wheelbarrow full of change this week.
  • Dandy Mini Marts' Field of Gas Dreams: Shale gas booming, retailer to enter CNG business...

    01/18/2013 10:38:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    CSP Magazine ^ | January 17, 2013 | Samantha Oller
    TOWANDA, Pa. -- In the backyard of the Marcellus Shale natural gas formation, another petroleum retailer is entering the natural gas business. This Friday, Dandy Mini Marts is debuting its first compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling location in a grand opening at its Towanda, Pa., c-store, with local dignitaries and industry representatives in attendance. The site--said to be the first public CNG fueling site in Northern Pennsylvania--has been open for the past month (see slideshow below), with a second site under construction in Sayre, Pa., due to open around the beginning of March, and third location slated for Elmira, N.Y....
  • Election Is Banned in Islam: Saudi Scholar

    01/18/2013 10:34:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, January 17, 2013
    A well-known Saudi Islamic scholar has issued a new fatwa (edict) saying holding elections for a president or another form of leadership is prohibited in Islam. Sheikh Abdul Rahman bin Nassir Al Barrak, reputed for his radical views, described western-style elections as an alien phenomenon to Islamic countries. “Electing a president or another form of leadership or council members is prohibited in Islam as it has been introduced by the enemies of Moslems,” he wrote on his Twitter page, according to Saudi newspapers. “Selecting an Imam (leader) must be up to the decision-making people not the public…election is a corrupt...
  • California Tries to Counteract Residents Fleeing Increased Taxes

    01/18/2013 9:39:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | January 18, 2013 | Tony Lee
    After California residents voted to increase taxes via Proposition 30, state revenues have decreased, and residents and businesses are leaving to avoid burdensome taxes and regulations. However, as Forbes notes, “leaving” California “is not always easy”; the state considers anyone in the state for anything other than a temporary or transitory purpose as a resident. The burden is on the taxpayer to show they are not a Californian. The state presumes anyone who has been in California for at least nine months is a resident. It “usually takes 18 months” for someone to no longer be presumed a resident, which...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-19-13

    01/18/2013 9:22:40 PM PST · by Salvation · 32 replies ^ | 01-19-13 | Revised New American Bible
    January 19, 2013 Saturday of the First Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Heb 4:12-16 The word of God is living and effective,sharper than any two-edged sword,penetrating even between soul and spirit,joints and marrow,and able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart.No creature is concealed from him,but everything is naked and exposed to the eyes of himto whom we must render an account. Since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God,let us hold fast to our confession.For we do not have a high priestwho is unable to...
  • Al Gore Nets Another Fortune on Apple Stock [Buys 60,000 Shares Valued @ $7.48/Share!]

    01/18/2013 9:01:18 PM PST · by Steelfish · 68 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 18, 2013 | Javier E. David
    Al Gore Nets Another Fortune on Apple Stock By Javier E. David Former U.S. vice president Al Gore recently netted a huge payday by selling his cable station. Now, it appears he's making another big profit buying Apple's (AAPL) stock on the cheap. Al Gore According to a filing with the Securities and Exchanges Commission, Gore -- a director on Apple's board -- exercised an option to purchase nearly 60,000 shares of the tech giant at the bargain basement price of $7.48, costing him a total of about $445,000. But with Apple's current market price at about $500 a share,...
  • As It Gets Worse, It Cannot Get Desperate

    01/18/2013 8:58:04 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 1-10-13 | Jared C. Wilson
    For John had been saying to Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.” And Herodias had a grudge against him and wanted to put him to death. But she could not, for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he kept him safe. When he heard him, he was greatly perplexed, and yet he heard him gladly. – Mark 6:18-20 We have been tracking the shift for some time. To simply say what the Bible says — as one who believes what it says, of course, not as some...
  • William Bratton: The Real Cures for Gun Violence ('certainty of punishment')

    01/18/2013 8:47:48 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 18, 2013 | By DAVID FEITH
    The last time America had a gun-control debate was the early 1990s, and it was followed by the great two-decade-long decline in American crime. The irony is that gun control had very little to do with that decline. William Bratton did. Serving as New York City's top cop for 27 months from 1994 to 1996, he helped turn around a violent, crime-ridden city with policies that later were adopted nationwide and across the globe. The 65-year-old now runs a consulting business and a tech firm that focus on law enforcement, and in a recent chat he puts the gun debate...
  • Labor unions give to Obama’s inauguration

    01/18/2013 8:39:58 PM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 18, 2013 | Kevin Bogardus
    Several unions have contributed to President Obama’s inauguration. At least nine unions are listed as donors to the inauguration, according to the latest update on the Presidential Inaugural Committee’s website. The committee has been releasing donors’ names to the inauguration every Friday for the past several weeks. The unions that have donated to Obama’s second inauguration include the American Federation of Government Employees; the American Postal Workers Union; the International Association of Fire Fighters; the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; the Laborers International Union of North America; and the United Food & Commercial Workers. Labor was a key ally of...
  • Eva Longoria's Next Role: Hispanic Activist in Washington

    01/18/2013 8:32:40 PM PST · by Steelfish · 28 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | January 18, 2013 | MONICA LANGLEY
    Eva Longoria's Next Role: Hispanic Activist in Washington By MONICA LANGLEY Eva Longoria emerged in 2012 as President Obama's secret weapon in securing the Hispanic vote. Now the Hollywood star is starting in earnest her transition from celebrity to political activist. WSJ's Monica Langley sat down with Ms. Longoria for an interview. When Barack Obama takes the presidential oath of office on Monday, he will be joined on the platform by Supreme Court justices, former presidents—and one of the "Desperate Housewives." Actress Eva Longoria, the 37-year-old star of the hit television show and twice Maxim magazine's Hottest Woman of the...
  • Crisis in Mali: 'Mali-trained militants in Nigeria'

    01/18/2013 8:26:04 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 4 replies
    Actualités Afrique ^ | January 18, 2013
    Nigeria has revealed the presence in the country of terrorists trained in Mali, the northern part of which is in the hands of armed Islamist groups who seized it last year. The influx of the terrorists may have heightened the activities of the Nigerian Islamic sect Boko Haram, which has been more active lately. The sect has killed over 3,000 people in gun and bomb attacks in northern Nigeria since 2009. Nigeria has started the deployment of over a battalion of troops to Mali to participate in the African-led International Support Mission for Mali (AFISMA), which is battling alongside Malian...
  • Is The Second Amendment a collective right or a personal right?

    01/18/2013 8:25:21 PM PST · by Vendome · 76 replies
    Vanity | 1/18/2013 | Vendome
    Just a thought game for us.
  • Hitler Reacts to Manti Te'o Hoax

    01/18/2013 8:14:46 PM PST · by ZirconEncrustedTweezers · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/18/2013 | aunoonan
    The fuehrer received some very troubling news about his favorite team, the Fighting Irish.
  • Welcome to Marriage: Unique for a Reason! (Catholic and Open)

    01/18/2013 8:12:44 PM PST · by Salvation · 21 replies
    MarriageUnique for ^ | Nov. 14, 2011 | Most Rev. Salvatore J. Cordileone
      Welcome to Marriage: Unique for a Reason! Read a welcome message from the Most Rev. Salvatore J. Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco and chairman of the USCCB Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage.——————————————————————————————-What is marriage? Are a man and a woman really essential to marriage? What about the child … and the role of mothers and fathers? Is it discriminatory to defend marriage as the union of one man and one woman? What impact does the redefinition of marriage have on religious liberty?These are just a few of the many questions about marriage today. They all...
  • Gotta love it,the wrap up show of Fringe did not wrap it up.Writers got lost.

    01/18/2013 7:54:18 PM PST · by fatima · 29 replies
    Waste of time .
  • Reward in slaying of 4 bald eagles up to $14,000

    01/18/2013 7:46:54 PM PST · by Altariel · 19 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | January 18, 2013 | AP
    The reward for information to help convict the person who killed four eagles near Granite Falls is now nearly $14,000. The Stillaguamish Tribe, Humane Society of the United States and Conservation Northwest are offering money to help state Fish and Wildlife investigators. The dead birds were found Jan. 9 floating in a lake and were apparently shot.
  • TSA 'Viper' team makes appearance in Emeryville (CA)

    01/18/2013 7:46:54 PM PST · by Red Steel · 54 replies
    kgotv ^ | Thursday, January 17, 2013
    EMERYVILLE, Calif. (KGO) -- People are used to seeing TSA inspectors at airports but on Wednesday, a specialized team made their presence known at the Amtrak station in Emeryville. Train stations are difficult to secure because they're so wide open but on Wednesday, the TSA showed up unannounced to let the public, especially potential troublemakers, know that they are keeping an eye on the rails. Amtrak passenger Vera Molina said she noticed all the black-clad TSA inspectors right away and it's a presence she appreciates. Asked if she would like to see them more often she said, "I would, can't...