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  • The 54-Year-Old Who Ran a Marathon Four Years After a Quadruple Bypass

    01/19/2018 10:08:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway
    Channel News Asia ^ | 15 Jan 2018 | Derrick A Paulo, Anne-Marie Lim
    Jimmy Hoon drank, smoked two packs a day for 10 years, and had panic attacks from work stress. After open heart surgery, running was how he travelled the road to redemption.For nearly two years, since he joined his running club, Mr Jimmy Hoon had kept a secret from his running mates, something that only a few of the trainers knew. He had done eight half-marathons with them and completed his first full marathon last month. But it was only recently, as CNA Insider produced this story, that the 54-year-old revealed to them his condition. After their warm-ups in Punggol Park...
  • Rand Paul commits TREASON against DJT

    Senator Rand Paul turns on DJT. and this is not the first time.
  • Having a Runny Nose? Avoid Antibiotics, or We Could Pay a Deadly Price

    01/19/2018 10:00:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 20 Jan 2018 | Kan Lau, Derrick A Paulo
    With the rise of superbugs, the impact of drug resistance is becoming more serious. One woman tells Talking Point how it left her blind and "like a child". Read more atIt started with a fever. To fight off the infection, Madam Siti Hajar had to rely on antibiotics, as her immune system was weak owing to her diabetes. But even when she returned to work, she did not feel any better. In fact, her vision began to be affected. So the next day, she went to Changi General Hospital’s accident and emergency department. “I only remember going to hospital and...
  • Man allegedly punches himself in the face to avoid breathalyzer

    01/19/2018 10:00:02 PM PST · by cba123 · 4 replies
    BELFAST, Maine (WGME) – Belfast police say they have arrested a man who allegedly punched himself in the face to avoid a breathalyzer test. Police say they found the car of 27-year-old Brian Fogg in a ditch early Saturday morning on Waterville Road. When they tried to administer a breathalyzer test, Fogg allegedly punched himself in the face three times, causing himself to bleed. (please see link for full article)
  • Uphill Battle to Curb Child Labour in Myanmar, Where 13-Year-Olds Work in Construction

    01/19/2018 9:54:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 17 Jan 2018 | Desmond Ng
    With 1 in 5 working instead of attending school, the country is grappling with a potential future crisis. The programme Get Real meets the children, their parents and the enforcers who are trying to stamp out the problem. His back bent under a heavy load of bricks and gravel, the boy trudges towards an unfinished water tank under the morning sun, starting his long day as a mason’s assistant. Only 13, Aye Min is already a construction worker, having left school three years ago to help support his family. “It’s dangerous (work). I’ve worked on the seventh floor before; I...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-20-18, OM, St. Fabian, Pope, St. Sebastian, Martyrs

    01/19/2018 9:44:41 PM PST · by Salvation · 18 replies ^ | 01-20-18 | Revised New American Bible
    January 20, 2018 Saturday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 2 Sm 1:1-4, 11-12, 19, 23-27 David returned from his defeat of the Amalekites and spent two days in Ziklag.On the third day a man came from Saul's camp, with his clothes torn and dirt on his head.Going to David, he fell to the ground in homage.David asked him, "Where do you come from?"He replied, "I have escaped from the camp of the children of Israel.""Tell me what happened," David bade him.He answered that many of the soldiers had fled the battle and that many of...
  • Massive Monitor Lizard Freed From Metal Bar Predicament

    01/19/2018 9:20:22 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    UPI ^ | Jan. 19, 2018 | Ben Hooper
    Animal rescuers were summoned to a Thailand fence where a massive monitor lizard attempted to squeeze between metal bars and found itself stuck. A video recorded Monday in Chachoengsao shows the 5-foot lizard stuck around its middle between the metal bars of a fence that it apparently attempted to pass through while hunting near its pond. The Chachoengsao Rescue Team was summoned to the scene and the video shows them using hydraulic pliers to separate the bars and free the chubby lizard. The monitor, apparently uninjured, runs quickly into its pond after being freed. The rescuers said they plan to...
  • Mark Levin: The Schumer shutdown

    01/19/2018 9:17:00 PM PST · by conservative98 · 18 replies
    Mark Levin Facebook ^ | 1/19/2018 | Mark Levin
    Mark Levin 1 hr · The Schumer shutdown is soon upon us. Based on media reports, the end is near. Hope you've a plentiful supply of toilet paper and bottled water. Oh, and enjoy your weekend. 1.2K Likes189 Comments191 Shares
  • Is Twitter shutting down #releasethememo

    01/19/2018 9:12:12 PM PST · by Liberty4California · 24 replies
    1/19/2018 | Kristin
    Twitter war
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Fabian, Pope and Martyr; and Saint Sebastian, Martyr (Gueranger)

    01/19/2018 9:06:45 PM PST · by CMRosary
    Red Double TWO GREAT MARTYRS divide between them the honors of this twentieth day of January—one a Pontiff of the Church of Rome; the other, a member of that Mother-Church. Fabian received the crown of martyrdom in the year 250, under the persecution of Decius; the persecution of Dioclesian crowned Sebastian in the year 288. We will consider the merits of these two champions of Christ separately. SAINT FABIAN St. Fabian, like St. Clement and St. Antheros, two of his predecessors, was extremely zealous in seeing that the Acts of the Martyrs were carefully drawn up. This zeal was...
  • Katie Hopkins: 'The Sh*thole Countries Are Here in Western Europe'

    01/19/2018 8:48:27 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01-19-2018 | Michael van der Galien
    After President Trump allegedly declared certain countries (especially in, but not limited to Africa) "sh*thole countries," "many of us felt a sense of relief," British commentator Katie Hopkins writes at The Rebel. Like many supporters of the president, she believes that, unlike most politicians, Trump is telling it like it is. "Straight talk -- like a blast of fresh air on a clammy bus." Although she could've focused on that and explained why many of the countries mentioned by Trump are indeed not exactly heaven on earth, she had a different perspective. Instead, she asked her Twitter followers who live...
  • Corker says Senate leaders on verge of deal

    01/19/2018 8:42:31 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/19/18 11:10 PM EST | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said leadership is on the verge of a deal to avert a government shutdown with less than an hour to go. "We're down to a difference of literally three or four days," he said. Both options being discussed, according to Corker, would keep the government funded past President Trump's State of the Union. Corker said he expected the agreement could be reached before the midnight deadline to keep the government open. The potential deal is a stark turnaround after Democrats emerged from a caucus meeting with a glum outlook about the chances of keeping the government...
  • Course uses 'Pyramid of White Supremacy' to teach diversity

    01/19/2018 8:41:21 PM PST · by Bikkuri · 23 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Jan 17, 2018 | Kassy Dillon
    A course at Salisbury University in Maryland is using a “Pyramid of White Supremacy” to help teach students about diversity and “cultural competence.” “Avoiding confrontation with racist family members” and “remaining apolitical” make up the base, which is deemed critical for more egregious things like mass killings and genocide.
  • McConnell, Schumer negotiating as short-term bill stalls and shutdown deadline nears

    01/19/2018 8:39:39 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | January 19 at 10:22 PM | Mike DeBonis, Ed O'Keefe, Erica Werner and Elise Viebeck
    A government shutdown seemed guaranteed late Friday after a short-term spending bill appeared to fail to advance due to opposition from Democrats and some Republicans. The bill to keep the government open through Feb. 16 collapsed just after 10 p.m. after a vote to end debate failed to garner the necessary 60 votes in the Senate. With the midnight deadline approaching, lawmakers had not agreed to an alternative plan and it was not clear what they would do next. The vote was ongoing as of 11 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.)...
  • Twitter to tell 677,000 users they were had by the Russians. Some signs show the problem continues.

    01/19/2018 8:29:48 PM PST · by Innovative · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 19, 2018 | Eli Rosenberg
    Twitter says it will notify nearly 700,000 users who interacted with accounts the company has identified as potential pieces of a propaganda effort by the Russian government during the 2016 presidential election. The company on Friday also disclosed thousands of accounts that it said were associated with the Kremlin-linked troll farm, the Internet Research Agency (IRA) and the Russian government, adding to numbers that it released to Congress in October.
  • If It's Medically Necessary, It Isn't Abortion

    01/19/2018 8:28:05 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 8 replies
    Freep | 01-19-2018 | CharlesOConnell
    There's No Medical Reason to Throw Away a Child. Don't Want a Child. Don't Keep It.(Allow the child to be adopted out.)If a medically necessary therapeutic procedure accidentally results in miscarriage, the doctor now has two patients. That's not procured abortion, it's spontaneous.Abortion is a non-therapeutic action intended to cause fetal demise. Once the child has been delivered, there is no medical or social reason to deliberately cause fetal mortality.It is a foundation of Confucian philosophy, that the way to understand something is to call it what it is. Abortion is not the practice of medicine. It is civilly decreed...
  • Helen Mirren says men used to expose themselves to her once a week: ‘It’s horror!’

    01/19/2018 8:26:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Friday, January 19, 2018 | NICOLE BITETTE
    Helen Mirren has a message for the Times Up movement: “Time's up? I would say it’s about time.” The 72-year-old star said she couldn’t directly relate to the countless women abused in Hollywood because by the time she came to Hollywood she was already in her 30s — but she did admit being victim to sexual harassment when she was younger. “I had never experienced that in Hollywood because I came to Hollywood I was in my 30s, I was too old,” she recalled to Willie Geist in a “Sunday Today” airing this weekend. “It doesn’t happen to you unless...
  • NSA deleted surveillance data it pledged to preserve

    01/19/2018 8:02:54 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 39 replies
    "Pollutico" ^ | 1-19-2018 | Josh Gerstein
    The agency tells a federal judge that it is investigating and 'sincerely regrets its failure.' The National Security Agency destroyed surveillance data it pledged to preserve in connection with pending lawsuits and apparently never took some of the steps it told a federal court it had taken to make sure the information wasn’t destroyed, according to recent court filings. Word of the NSA’s foul-up is emerging just as Congress has extended for six years the legal authority the agency uses for much of its surveillance work conducted through U.S. internet providers and tech firms. President Donald Trump signed that measure...
  • Senate Democrats Kill Bill to Keep Government Open Past Midnight

    01/19/2018 8:01:47 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 42 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 19 Jan 2018 | Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Thomas Kaplan
    WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats, showing remarkable solidarity on Friday in the face of a clear political danger, blocked consideration of a stopgap spending measure to keep the government operating, leaving less than two hours for lawmakers to find a way to avert a midnight shutdown of much of the federal government.Senate Republican leaders fell well short of the 60 votes necessary to proceed on the spending bill, which had passed the House on Thursday. Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, was trying to rally support for a shorter temporary spending measure that would allow both parties to save face.But...
  • CNN Poll Shows Amnesty Advocates Are Big Loser in Shutdown

    01/19/2018 7:51:31 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Jan 2018 | NEIL MUNRO
    A CNN poll shows that the Democrats’ push for amnesty is the big loser in the government shutdown fight — and likely will hurt Democrats in the 2018 midterm elections. According to CNN: 56% overall say approving a budget agreement to avoid a shutdown is more important than continuing the DACA program, while just 34% choose DACA over a shutdown. Democrats break narrowly in favor of DACA — 49% say it’s more important vs. 42% who say avoiding a shutdown is the priority — while majorities of both Republicans (75%) and independents (57%) say avoiding a shutdown is more important....