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  • Chinese man keeps himself alive for 13 years with HOMEMADE dialysis machine

    01/22/2013 6:54:21 PM PST · by Lorianne · 56 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 22 January 2012 | Clair Bates
    •Hu Songwen built his machine after he could no longer afford hospital bills •He said two of his friends had died after building and using similar machines •Offered Government medical aid after story went national, but says nearest hospital is too far away and too crowded Three times a week, Hu Songwen sits on a small toilet in his home in a rural east China town and fires up his homemade dialysis machine. Hu, who suffers from kidney disease, made it from kitchen utensils and old medical instruments after he could no long afford hospital fees. He was a college...
  • In India, it’s illegal for IKEA to sell the following products

    01/22/2013 6:53:51 PM PST · by grundle · 22 replies
    wordpress ^ | January 22, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog In India, it’s illegal for IKEA to sell the following products In India, it’s illegal for IKEA to sell the following products: Home and office use products, solutions, fittings, furnishings and accessories including stationeryTextile products including apparels and fabricsConsumer electronics and accessoriesCleaning products and accessoriesLeather productsStorage and sorting products and accessoriesChildren’s products and accessoriesSafety-related productsTravel-related productsCosmetics and accessoriesRecycling solutions and productsLifestyle products and accessoriesDecorative productsGift articles and accessoriesFood and beverages to be served at the IKEA restaurants and café to customers in the IKEA retail storesBeach products and accessories Apparently, the Indian government would prefer to...
  • Tiger Woods: I left California over tax rates too [VIDEO]

    01/22/2013 6:51:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/22/13 | David Martosko
    During a press conference Tuesday, golf legend Tiger Woods said he moved to Florida in 1996 because of California’s high tax rates. The comments came after fellow golfer Phil Mickelson hinted Sunday that he might leave the Golden State — or perhaps even move out of the U.S. completely — because of income tax increases. “I moved out of here back in ’96 for that reason,” Woods told reporters at the Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, Calif. (RELATED: Pro golfer Phil Mickelson may leave US in response to state, federal income tax hikes) “I enjoy Florida, but also...
  • NRA Withdraws from Eastern Sports & Outdoors Show

    01/22/2013 6:51:22 PM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 52 replies
    NRA ^ | January 22, 2013 | NRA
    Due to Reed Exhibitions' refusal to reconsider their decision to ban Modern Sporting Rifles from the February 2-10 Eastern Sports Show in Harrisburg, PA, the National Rifle Association has decided to withdraw from the show. We had called on Reed Exhibitions to reconsider their decision; unfortunately they have steadfastly refused to do so. As a result, the NRA will not be participating in the upcoming show in Harrisburg or in any other shows hosted by Reed Exhibitions that maintain this policy. We are disappointed that Reed Exhibitions has ignored the concerns expressed by attendees, the outdoor industry and the NRA...
  • PHOTOS - World War II Army Nurses Wearing Gas Masks

    01/22/2013 6:50:43 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    Retronaut & Adventures in Genealogy | Retronaut & Adventures in Genealogy
    Members of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps advance through a cloud of smoke during a gas mask drill, 1942. U.S. Army Nurse Corps members in formation. World War II Army Nurses onning their gas masks. Mary Brown, Nurse and Soldier
  • NRA Withdraws from Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show

    01/22/2013 6:50:21 PM PST · by Politicalmom · 7 replies
    Due to Reed Exhibitions' refusal to reconsider their decision to ban Modern Sporting Rifles from the February 2-10 Eastern Sports Show in Harrisburg, PA, the National Rifle Association has decided to withdraw from the show. We had called on Reed Exhibitions to reconsider their decision; unfortunately they have steadfastly refused to do so. As a result, the NRA will not be participating in the upcoming show in Harrisburg or in any other shows hosted by Reed Exhibitions that maintain this policy. We are disappointed that Reed Exhibitions has ignored the concerns expressed by attendees, the outdoor industry and the NRA...
  • Beyonce forced the U.S. Marines to fake it to.

    01/22/2013 6:44:23 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 41 replies
    BI ^ | 1/22/2013 | Geofrrey Ingersoll
    So not only did Beyoncé lip sync her performance, but she essentially forced the Marine Corps band to pretend to be playing their instruments. Kristin DuBois, a spokesperson for the band, said "the Marine Band did perform live throughout the ceremony but we received last-minute word that Beyoncé wanted to use the recording.” Jessica Chasmar of the Washington Times writes: The Marine Corps Band has confirmed that it, along with Beyonce Knowles, faked Monday’s national anthem at President Obama’s second Inaugural. Band director Colonel Michael J. Colburn conducted the Star-Spangled Banner energetically, but the band members were actually mimicking blowing...
  • Netanyahu, allies narrowly cling to victory in Israeli election

    01/22/2013 6:40:59 PM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 22, 2013 | AP
    JERUSALEM – In a stunning setback, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's hard-line bloc fared worse than expected in a parliamentary election Tuesday, exit polls showed, possibly forcing the incumbent Israeli leader to invite surprisingly strong moderate rivals into his government and soften his line toward the Palestinians. TV exit polls showed the hard-liners with about 61 seats in the 120-seat parliament, a bare majority, and the counts could change as actual votes are tallied. The unofficial TV results had Netanyahu winning only 31 seats, though he combined his Likud Party with the far-right Yisrael Beitenu for the voting. Running separately four...
  • It might not get weirder than this

    01/22/2013 6:35:15 PM PST · by chessplayer · 45 replies
    Disclaimer: I am a North Korea amateur and can only share what it's like to be part of a NK-bound delegation. Straightforward trip report here: no discussion of meeting details or intentions--just some informal observations.
  • Schultz Salutes Obama's Plan For Republicans:'Grab The Jugular'

    01/22/2013 6:32:04 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Remember then-obscure Senator Barack Obama's speech to the 2004 DNC? All the no blue state, no red state stuff? Fugedaboutit. Now, he's all about killing—figuratively of course—his political opponents. Schultz sees Obama for what he is: and applauds him for it, of course. On his MSNBC show tonight, Schultz repeatedly claimed--polls notwithstanding--that America is a center-left, progressive country. On Obama's coming battles over his liberal agenda, Schultz said--with a sly grin--that when it comes to Republicans, the president's plan is to "grab the jugular." View the video here.
  • Obama Brings God Into the Climate-Change Fight

    01/22/2013 6:31:26 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies
    Slate ^ | Jan. 21, 2013 | By Will Oremus
    Here is what Obama said: "We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity. We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires, and crippling drought, and more powerful storms. The path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult. But America cannot resist this transition; we must lead it. We cannot cede to other...
  • Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Withdraws from Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show

    01/22/2013 6:30:51 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 22 replies
    Ammoland ^ | Jan 22, 2013 | Ammoland
    MISSOULA, Mont. --(Ammoland.com)- Due to recent decisions instituted by Reed Exhibitions regarding the disallowing of legal modern sporting rifles, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will withdraw as an exhibitor and conductor of the elk calling contest from the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Pennsylvania. RMEF believes the actions taken by Reed, a British company, are detrimental to the Second Amendment and our right as Americans to bear arms. RMEF reached this decision after careful deliberations and taking into account the stance of our members, volunteers, industry partners and fellow hunters. We urge Reed Exhibitions to reconsider its policies to...
  • Happy 40th Anniversary, Baby (Roe vs. Wade)

    01/22/2013 6:29:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/22/13 | ReproductiveRight100·
    To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade we didn't buy a ruby. Instead, the Center for Reproductive Rights asked Mehcad Brooks of the USA Network's "Necessary Roughness" and HBO's "True Blood" to prepare a special video message just for you. To learn more and to sign the Bill of Reproductive Rights visit DrawTheLine.org.
  • US government seeks 30 to 35 years imprisonment for David Headley

    01/22/2013 6:21:01 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 13 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Wednesday, January 23, 2013 | Press Trust of India
    Washington - The United States has sought a jail term of 30 to 35 years for American born Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist David Headley for his role in Mumbai attack and other terror activities. "The government submits that a sentence of 30 to 35 year's imprisonment strikes a fair and just balance between the aggravating and mitigating factors applicable to Headley." "While there is no question that his criminal conduct was deplorable, his decision to cooperate, and the uniquely significant value that cooperation has provided to the government's efforts to combat terrorism, support the government's recommendation," Attorney Gary S Shapiro said in...
  • Drunk driving permits approved as suicide prevention method in Ireland

    01/22/2013 6:20:13 PM PST · by SMGFan · 16 replies
    he Kerry county council in Ireland has approved a measure that would allow for the creation of drink-drive permits, allowing motorists to drive in rural areas if they have had "two or three drinks." The Guardian reports the measure was brought to the council by a local government official, Danny Healy-Rae, who claims allowing such activity would help combat depression and suicide in the area. Healy-Rae, who conveniently owns a pub in the county, claims the move will help lonely people who have been without a social outlet since stricter drinking and driving laws were enacted. He also insists, "They're...
  • Vigilante groups spring up in Mexico in fight against cartels

    01/22/2013 6:18:19 PM PST · by exbrit · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/21/2013 | Unspecified
    "In less than a month, they have done something that the army and state and federal police haven't been able to do in years," said local resident Lorena Morales Castro, who waited in a line of cars at a checkpoint Friday. "They are our anonymous heroes." Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/01/21/vigilante-squads-spring-up-in-mexico-in-fight-against-cartels/#ixzz2IlDpMg3b
  • Tennessee To Rollout Temporary Paper IDs Statewide

    01/22/2013 6:17:45 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 6 replies
    Channelr News ^ | Jan 22, 2013 | Adam Ghassemi
    DICKSON, Tenn. – Paula Ruppert went to her local Driver Service Center over the lunch hour Tuesday to get her license renewed, but she only left with a paper ID. She can blame it on identity thieves. The longtime waitress knows how vulnerable personal information can be. "I have to check credit cards. I have to check everything, the back of their driver's license everything. Just so I can run a credit card," Ruppert said. "It's important to know that somebody can't steal my driver's license.". The Tennessee Department of Safety is testing a "centralized issuance" system in Dickson, Robertson,...
  • No assault rifle at Newtown (aired Dec. 15, 2012)

    01/22/2013 6:16:36 PM PST · by simka · 39 replies
    http://video.today.msnbc.msn.com/today/50208495#50208495 NBC finally admits "No AR-15 at Newtown
  • High school graduation rate hits 78.2 percent, highest since 1974 (surge in Hispanic rate)

    01/22/2013 6:13:46 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 1/22/13 | James B. Kelleher - Reuters
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Graduation rates at high schools have improved to their highest level in nearly 40 years, driven by a surge in the percentage of Hispanic students earning diplomas, a government study released on Tuesday showed. ... Education Secretary Arne Duncan said .. he was especially encouraged by the improvement among Hispanic students, whose graduation rates surged 10 percent to 71.4 percent between 2006 and 2010, .. ... Across the United States, four-year graduation rates were highest for students of Asian and Pacific-Islander heritage at 93.5 percent, .. white students at 83 percent, and Hispanic students at 71.4 percent,...
  • The Wrong Automation

    01/22/2013 6:08:46 PM PST · by Wuli · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 24, 2010 | kaseycorp
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