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  • When Children's Services Runs Amok

    12/08/2015 7:23:08 AM PST · by Yomin Postelnik · 9 replies
    12/8/2015 | Yomin Postelnik
    It's time to call a spade a spade, to name names and to finally shine a light on despots who threaten, bully and rip people's lives apart under the full protection of the City of New York. And if someone cannot stomach the truth, and therefore wishes to call me crazy, then so be it; but you cannot discount the numerous professionals who have gone on record to state the exact same thing. Background: On December 9th, a caring mother, who all independent professionals have praised for her parenting, nurturing and concern as a parent, will yet again be hauled...
  • Gay Totalitarians in Texas

    10/15/2014 9:27:23 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 15, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    Churches have received subpoenas issued by the city of Houston demanding copies of sermons. Houston is probing opposition to a ballot referendum pertaining to an ordinance proposing a local discrimination law affecting gays. (Bryan Preston posted this summary of the lawlessness taking place in Houston.) Over 50,000 petition signatures were gathered opposing the ordinance. Now the city, run by the first openly gay mayor, Annise Parker, is retaliating and demanding that churches turn over sermons. You read that correctly. This is the sort of government behavior that used to be confined to two-bit third-world regimes. The gay rights movement was...
  • Science: On second thought, no, secondhand smoke won’t kill you

    12/20/2013 8:27:07 AM PST · by rktman · 100 replies ^ | 12/19/2013 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Now it can be told. Now that smoking has been banned everywhere but the dryer vent at your apartment based on the notion that secondhand smoke kills everyone around you, The Journal of the National Cancer Institute can tell us this via Jacob Sullum:
  • American Community Survey on line online form

    09/28/2013 2:36:10 PM PDT · by mongo141 · 25 replies
    US Gov. ^ | 9/28/13 | Mongo141
    40 min. worth of personnel questions
  • ‘Government is not spying’ (American Community Survey - 2010 census)

    05/04/2013 1:46:58 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 45 replies
    The Garden Island ^ | May 1, 2013 | Dennis Rowley, Commander Ret. US Navy
    I cannot sit silently after reading “Census Calling on Kaua`i” (April 29, 2013). The article is counter to my personal experience and I feel compelled to share my experience with you. In the article the statements made by Mr. Gene Henry of the American Community Survey are counter to fact. This is not a letter representing one party or another. It is not an attempt to sway you to opt out of the American Community Survey. It is simply a recitation of fact. In 2010 my wife and I received a letter demanding that we participate in the ACS. The...
  • "You are required by U.S. Law to respond to this survey"

    04/21/2012 10:54:33 AM PDT · by pabianice · 76 replies
    US Government Department of Thuggery | 4/21/12
    Several weeks ago I received a letter addressed to "Resident." Inside was a 28-page American Community Survey form in which I was supposed to reveal to the government every detail about my life. Today, "Resident" received it again along with a threatening letter requiring me to complete the survey. I intend to chuck this one, too. Has anyone else had this experience?
  • American Cancer Society Declares Poverty A Carcinogen

    06/21/2011 9:12:23 AM PDT · by libertarian27 · 48 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | June 21, 2011 | Susan Campbell
    It's not Styrofoam or cellphones or tobacco that are killing us. It's poverty. A report released Friday by the American Cancer Society echoes a 1989 statement by Dr. Samuel A. Broder, then director of the National Cancer Institute, who said that poverty is a carcinogen. The society's report said that the lower a person's socioeconomic status, the greater the risk of cancer. That's especially true for lung cancer, the report said, "for which death rates are 4 to 5 times higher in the least educated than in the most educated individuals."
  • 'Chaotic' ACS:Law facing costs over file-sharing cases

    04/18/2011 2:55:27 PM PDT · by Cardhu
    BBC ^ | April 19th 2011 | Staff
    A controversial law firm that tried to get money from computer users by accusing them of illegal file sharing could be hit with massive legal fees. ACS:Law and its one solicitor, Andrew Crossley, sent thousands of letters threatening recipients with court action if they did not pay out. Now a judge has ruled that the company may be responsible for wasted costs in the case and ordered a full hearing. Mr Crossley's lawyers declined to comment. The proceedings represent something of a role reversal. Originally the Patents County Court had been asked to hear the cases brought by Mr Crossley's...
  • Pro-Lifers: Don’t Support American Cancer Society Relay for Life

    04/04/2011 7:25:59 AM PDT · by caldera599 · 8 replies ^ | 04/01/2011 | Josh Brahm
    Its springtime and Relays for Life, the American Cancer Society’s main fundraiser, are happening in cities all across the country over the next several months. It can be difficult for pro-life advocates to decide exactly how involved to be in events like this, as we can all agree that curing cancer is an important goal, even something worth supporting. Unfortunately the American Cancer Society is not an organization I can support, as they have been linked to organizations that support abortion, human cloning and Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research (HESCR).
  • Census worker won't take no for answer

    04/01/2011 2:54:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 47 replies ^ | April 1, 2011 | Jon Yates
    The first few requests were tolerable. A Census Bureau worker would knock on John and Beverly Scott's door and ask them to fill out an American Community Survey. The McKinley Park couple would politely decline. But as the days passed, the visits became more frequent and the requests more urgent. Some evenings, the doorbell would ring at dinnertime, then again at 10 p.m. "I'm generally a nice guy. I didn't want to shut the door in her face," John Scott said. "I said, 'I'm not going to answer your questions.' She kept saying, 'You've got to, you've got to.' I...
  • More J-Street revelations; moneymen and more Soros connections

    10/03/2010 1:15:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 3, 2010 | Ed Lasky
    When Eli Lake's story regarding J Street's donor list was published the role of George Soros created controversy. Soros has a long history of funding anti-Israel activism so his role at J Street was deliberately hidden by the group for years. Now more revelations have started to leak. I did a bit of further research (hat tip: Cheryl Lewin) about another donor and supporter of J Street: Gail Furman. She sits on its advisory council and is a donor listed on its Form 990  . She is also a member of the board of the Soros-created Democracy Alliance - a...
  • American Community Survey (ACS) - Little known mandatory ongoing survey by the U.S. Census Bureau

    04/04/2010 2:56:51 PM PDT · by Jean S · 24 replies · 1,772+ views
    <p>Will the American Community Survey be conducted during the 2010 Census?</p> <p>Yes. The American Community Survey is an ongoing survey that collects detailed population and housing information from a sample of U. S. households and group quarters (GQ) facilities each month. Households that receive both the American Community Survey and the 2010 Census need to respond to both.</p>
  • Low Tech, DIY Plasma Gasifier Makes Fuel From Waste (In your garage)

    03/26/2010 11:44:27 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies · 1,176+ views ^ | 3/26/2010 | Nick Chambers
    Some interesting tidbits are coming out of the American Chemical Society conference in San Francisco this week. First we heard about a product made from renewable materials that could substitute a large portion of the crude oil currently used to make tires. And now comes word from a scientist at the University of Orleans in France that he has constructed a compact, relatively inexpensive, low tech plasma gasifier that can take all sorts of waste materials and turn them into a variety of different drop-in fuels, including diesel, gasoline and kerosene. The plasma gasifier is based on what is known...
  • The American Community Survey

    03/29/2010 9:51:25 AM PDT · by nodakkid · 6 replies · 546+ views
    I just received a letter from Census Bureau. It says I will get a second letter to fill out as a followup to the Census letter. It is called the American Community Survey. They say I am required to fill all of it out. It will detail "how we live as a nation" Should get interesting.
  • Spanish and US naval ships test Aegis Combat System

    03/12/2010 7:47:06 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 3 replies · 351+ views ^ | 3/12/2010 |
    The Aegis weapon system, installed on board the US and Spanish naval warships, has successfully exhibited its combat capabilities during a recent trial. The Combat System Ship Qualification Trials were conducted in the waters near Pt. Mugu, California last week. US Navy’s recently commissioned guided missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) along with USS Wayne E Meyer (DDG 108) took part in the trial. Spanish Navy’s Alvaro de Bazan (F-101) frigate was also a part of the exercise. The Aegis integrated naval weapon system, fitted on the ships, was evaluated for combat-readiness through comprehensive surface, subsurface and anti-air warfare exercises,...
  • Return to the Community Organizer in Chief

    02/20/2010 5:17:00 PM PST · by bloodmeridian · 9 replies · 679+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 2/20/2010 | Snarky Basterd
    Today I was selected ordered to participate in the American Community Survey (ACS). Never heard of it? Neither did I, until the edict arrived in the mail from the Community Organizer in Chief, via one of his many bootlicking lackeys, Robert M. Groves, director of the United States Department of Commerce. I'll receive the survey in a few days, the edict tells me. The 28-page questoinaire [download a pdf here] is separate from the Census. My response to both (emphasis theirs) documents is “required by U.S. Law.” That's an interesting statement, considering that I have been on this earth for...
  • American Cancer Society (Again) Endorses ObamaCare Despite Devastating Impact on Cancer Patients

    12/17/2009 10:56:43 AM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies · 719+ views
    NLPC ^ | December 17, 2009 | Peter Flaherty
    We have criticized the American Cancer Society (ACS) for wading into the political fight over health care through its “advocacy affiliate,” the . In the clearest evidence yet that politics has replaced ACS’s core mission of fighting cancer, ACSCAN took part in a press conference this week to support “upcoming cloture votes on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.”  In other words, ACSCAN wants the Reid bill backed by Barack Obama. Now comes Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), a practicing physician, with an op-ed in today’s Wall Street Journal that details just what ObamaCare might mean for cancer victims. He...
  • American Cancer Society Backs Away From Obama Health Care?

    11/18/2009 9:51:46 AM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies · 477+ views
    NLPC ^ | November 18, 2009 | Peter Flaherty
    On November 5, the American Cancer Society (ACS) endorsed the health care bill that passed the House on November 7. ACS now seems to be backing away from the endorsement in the face of complaints that it should stay out of politics. Emailers protesting the ACS endorsement are getting this response: At this time the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is not endorsing HR 3962, The Affordable Health Care for America Act, because it is not in its final stage...ACS CAN will reserve an official endorsement pending review of a final, merged House and Senate bill....
  • American Cancer Society Should Stay Out of Health Care Politics

    11/10/2009 9:27:14 AM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies · 741+ views
    NLPC ^ | November 10, 2009 | Peter Flaherty
    The American Cancer Society’s (ACS) endorsement of the House-passed health care bill is a betrayal of the trust of millions of Americans who have made the group one of the nation’s most trusted and broadly based charities. The ACS endorsement of controversial legislation opposed by a majority of Americans is fraught with risk. It might make highly-paid ACS leaders feel important to be charmed by Barack Obama, but it is unfair to the corps of volunteers who organize and take part in fundraising drives like “Relay for Life” and “Making Strides for Breast Cancer.” No doubt, a significant portion of...
  • Cancer Society, in Shift, Has Concerns on Screenings

    10/21/2009 11:57:58 AM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies · 1,290+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 21, 2009 | GINA KOLATA
    The American Cancer Society, which has long been a staunch defender of most cancer screening, is now saying that the benefits of detecting many cancers, especially breast and prostate, have been overstated. It is quietly working on a message, to put on its Web site early next year, to emphasize that screening for breast and prostate cancer and certain other cancers can come with a real risk of overtreating many small cancers while missing cancers that are deadly... --snip-- The new analysis — by Dr. Laura Esserman, a professor of surgery and radiology at the University of California, San Francisco,...
  • Gene variant linked to risk of stroke and heart attack for those on Plavix

    08/26/2009 10:17:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies · 495+ views
    Contact: Alisa Zapp 301-496-7301NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences Gene variant linked to risk of stroke and heart attack for those on Plavix NIGMS media availability WHAT: A new study reports that a gene variant carried by about a third of the population plays a major role in this group's response to an anti-clotting medicine, clopidogrel (Plavix). People with the variant produce a defective version of the CYP2C19 enzyme and are less able to activate the drug.One of the world's best-selling medicines, Plavix prevents blood clots in people with heart disease by keeping platelets from sticking together. But about...
  • Statement from the American College of Surgeons Regarding Recent Comments from President Obama

    08/14/2009 11:04:11 AM PDT · by DogBarkTree · 46 replies · 2,489+ views
    CHICAGO—The American College of Surgeons is deeply disturbed over the uninformed public comments President Obama continues to make about the high-quality care provided by surgeons in the United States. When the President makes statements that are incorrect or not based in fact, we think he does a disservice to the American people at a time when they want clear, understandable facts about health care reform. We want to set the record straight. Yesterday during a town hall meeting, President Obama got his facts completely wrong. He stated that a surgeon gets paid $50,000 for a leg amputation when, in fact,...
  • American College of Surgeons Vs. Obama

    08/13/2009 8:39:30 AM PDT · by rvoitier · 24 replies · 1,658+ views
    National Review Online ^ | Aug 13th 2009 | Jonah Goldberg
    0's gonna need two asprin and a bag of ice--STAT!
  • I've gotten the American Community Survey in the mail

    07/06/2009 8:10:56 AM PDT · by Til I am the last man standing · 82 replies · 3,709+ views
    Til I am the last man standing | 7-6-09 | Vanity
    I have just received the American Community Survey form from the Census Bureau. This is the replacement for the 2010 long form and is being given randomly to a certain number of households. My knee jerk reaction was to chuck it and wait for my official Census Form to come in order to only give my name, rank, and serial number. However, I started looking at what my answers to the questions would be (ie. Caucasian, US citizen, Suburban driving, self-employed professional, non-grandchild rearing, enabled not disabled) and started to think maybe my lifestyle needs to be counted. What do...
  • The long arm of the long census form

    06/04/2009 7:57:43 AM PDT · by SmithL · 116 replies · 3,451+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/4/9 | Debra J. Saunders
    If you see the federal government as a benign force that seeks only to make your life better, then the questions in the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey may not bother you. But if you have a smidgen of doubt, or if you value your privacy, you probably aren't going to like some of Uncle Sam's invasive queries. Like: What is your race? Your personal ancestry or ethnic origin? How many rooms are in your home? Is anyone at home deaf or hard of hearing? Does anyone at home "because of a physical, mental, or emotional condition" have "serious...
  • My Refusal to Comply!

    01/29/2009 11:29:23 AM PST · by mark gordon · 80 replies · 3,526+ views
    January 29, 2009 | mark gordon
    MY REFUSAL TO COMPLY! January 29, 2009 I received the American Community Survey about a month ago. This compulsory 28 page document published and administered by the U.S. Census Bureau clearly demonstrates the need to ask the question " Who is out-of-control in our government?". Perhaps, more importantly, "Who is in control, outside of our government?" I decided, almost immediately, not to comply. A little investigation confirmed my suspicion. Namely, there are countless others of you out there who share a common concern about this interrogative survey as well as the motives of our government. I say " our government"...
  • Liberal legal group comes to the fore

    01/05/2009 2:55:48 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies · 713+ views ^ | 12/29/08 | LISA LERER
    Sixteen appointees and advisers helping president-elect Barack Obama's Justice Department transition efforts all recently sat on the board of an organization little known outside legal circles: The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy. The liberal legal network, which blossomed during eight years of Democratic exile, counts as its veterans Obama’s choice for attorney general, Eric Holder: Vice President-elect Joe Biden's chief of staff, Ron Klain; and future White House Staff Secretary Lisa Brown. Seven other recent board members are advising the incoming administration on legal, education, and labor-related issues. Theresa Wynn Roseborough is rumored to be a top candidate...
  • LETTER: TTC ordeal remains the same

    09/01/2008 9:29:46 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies · 234+ views
    The Lufkin Daily News ^ | August 30, 2008 | Gary L. Smith, Sr.
    In my recent letter to you concerning the TTC, I misquoted some information about the company known as Cintra. Mr. Patrick Rhodes of Cintra wrote in response to my mistake. Therefore, I stand corrected with the following: Fellow citizens, the company, Cintra, is not affiliated with ZAI-ACS. Cintra is partnered with Zachry on some TxDOT projects and ACS is partnered with Zachry on some other TxDOT projects. Therefore, I hope this clarifies the over-zealous statements in my letter. Cintra is a Spanish-owned company, and ACS is a larger Spanish-owned company. Zachry, a Texas company, is affiliated with each of them...
  • LETTER: Toll road battle continues

    08/17/2008 2:10:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies · 385+ views
    The Lufkin Daily News ^ | August 17, 2008 | Gary L. Smith, Sr.
    Lately I have heard from some of you, asking about the Corridor. Most folks believe it is over, dead, gone from our beautiful East Texas. I have been watching our government's actions on this subject. Did you know that in TxDOT's cover letter to the federal government it states they will only use existing highways to build their corridor? Did you know that TxDOT also stated that it may need to build in non-existing paths also, some time in the future. Citizens, I write you today to make sure you understand that the corridor issue in Trinity County has not...
  • Ticket Camera Bias Uncovered At The Orlando Sentinel

    08/12/2008 10:34:35 AM PDT · by XR7 · 18 replies · 381+ views
    NMA ^ | 8/12/08
    Over the past couple years, we’ve noticed a suspicious number of ticket camera editorials by the Orlando Sentinel. After looking more closely, we noticed that nearly every editorial in the Sentinel was strongly in favor of installing ticket cameras. Furthermore, we noticed that nearly every pro-camera article was written by one member of the Sentinel’s Editorial Board, George Diaz.This seemed odd, so we decided to look into it further.After some quick research, we discovered that George Diaz appeared at a symposium held by The National Campaign To Stop Red Light Running in late 2007.As we covered on this blog previously,...
  • Transportation Commission Picks Developer for Texas Portion of I-69 ZAI/ACS

    08/04/2008 6:13:05 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies · 153+ views
    Associated Construction Publications ^ | August 4, 2008 | Staff -- Texas Contractor
    The Texas Transportation Commission approves the staff recommendation for a proposal by Zachry American Infrastructure and ACS Infrastructure (ZAI/ACS) to develop the Texas portion of Interstate 69. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) selected the ZAI/ACS proposal over a proposal from Bluebonnet Infrastructure Investors. The proposed ZAI/ACS master plan would develop the southern section of U.S. Highway 77 to interstate standards without tolling that portion of the road. The proposal advances planning for I-69/Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC). The selection of ZAI/ACS for a development contract has no impact on TxDOT's environmental study that will determine the route for I-69/TTC. TxDOT will...
  • Commission picks developer for I-69 project

    06/27/2008 6:42:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies · 253+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | June 26, 2008 | Janet Elliott
    AUSTIN — The Texas Transportation Commission on Thursday selected San Antonio's Zachry Construction Corp. and a Spanish toll road developer to plan a superhighway from Texarkana to Brownsville. The $5 million contract calls for Zachry American Infrastructure and ACS Infrastructure to create a financial plan for the Interstate 69 segment of the Trans-Texas Corridor. "This team represents the best in the balance of local and global expertise necessary to complete a project of this scope," said David Zachry, chief operating officer of Zachry Construction Corp. The private developers' plan calls for seven new loops around Corpus Christi and other cities...
  • TxDOT Seeks 'Productive Conversation' On I-69, Trans-Texas Corridor

    12/24/2007 12:09:06 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies · 215+ views
    Fort Bend Now ^ | December 24, 2007 | FortBendNow Staff
    Seeking “a more productive and informative conversation about transportation,” Texas Department of Transportation officials have scheduled a series of town hall meetings along the Interstate 69/Trans Texas Corridor, including in Rosenberg. Also this month, the department issued a formal request for proposals from potential “private sector partner,” for “detailed plans on how to finance, design, construct, operate and maintain I-69/TTC.” A panel of TxDOT officials will answer questions from the public about the massive highway project, starting at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24, at the Rosenberg Civic Center, at 3825 State Highway 36. A portion of the controversial project is is...
  • American Cancer Society

    10/15/2007 6:54:48 AM PDT · by Leitrim · 32 replies · 178+ views
    Is the Anerican Cancer Society shilling for Hillary-care with recent spate of TV ads portraying presumed cancer victims who can't afford medical insurance? What about principle that not-for-profit groups have to be non-partisan?
  • Cancer society ads push health reform

    09/17/2007 10:10:03 AM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies · 113+ views
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | Sep. 16, 2007 | MIKE STOBBE
    The American Cancer Society this week will take its biggest step ever into the politics of health care reform, spending $15 million in advertising on behalf of Americans with too little health insurance or none at all. The cancer society - the nation's richest health charity, in both donations and volunteers - traditionally focuses its advertising on encouraging Americans to quit smoking or get a screening test. But this year's campaign will feature television commercials that portray the challenges of uninsured and underinsured cancer patients, accompanied by a call for people to do something about it. The change comes after...
  • Cancer Society Focuses Its Ads on the Uninsured

    08/31/2007 8:23:29 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies · 504+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 31, 2007 | KEVIN SACK
    ATLANTA, Aug. 30 — In a stark departure from past practice, the American Cancer Society plans to devote its entire $15 million advertising budget this year not to smoking cessation or colorectal screening but to the consequences of inadequate health coverage. The campaign was born of the group’s frustration that cancer rates are not dropping as rapidly as hoped, and of recent research linking a lack of insurance to delays in detecting malignancies. Though the advertisements are nonpartisan and pointedly avoid specific prescriptions, they are intended to intensify the political focus on an issue that is already receiving considerable attention...
  • Big Stem Cell News

    06/06/2007 12:31:12 PM PDT · by ZGuy · 26 replies · 765+ views
    National Review ^ | 6/6/7 | Yuval Levin
    The coming week’s issue of the scientific journal Nature, made available online today, includes several extraordinary new studies on an alternative avenue to embryonic-like stem cells that does not require the destruction of embryos. In the most important paper, scientists at MIT have chemically reprogrammed regular adult cells (like skin cells) in mice to function and appear like embryonic stem cells. They express their results with simplicity and confidence: “Our results establish that somatic cells [i.e. normal adult non-reproductive cells] can be reprogrammed to a pluripotent state that is similar, if not identical, to that of normal embryonic stem cells.”...
  • The Census has grown beyond it's bounds.

    03/17/2006 9:13:20 PM PST · by Jeremydmccann · 70 replies · 3,289+ views
    Townhall ^ | March 13 2006 | Phyllis Schlafly
    While the Patriot Act and National Security Agency wiretapping have received enormous attention and criticism from the mainstream media, another federal agency has been quietly gathering far more personal information about U.S. residents than those laws ever can. And this unreported project affects thousands more people. Our inquisitive federal government has been demanding that selected U.S. residents answer 73 nosy questions. They are threatened with a fine of $5,000 for failure to respond. When I first heard about this from a reader in Lake Geneva, Wis., I thought it might be a joke or an anomaly. But when another in...
  • The Shadow Party: FrontPage Interviews Co-Author Richard Poe

    08/29/2006 3:12:51 PM PDT · by Richard Poe · 189 replies · 4,379+ views ^ | August 29, 2006 | Jamie Glazov
    A new book by David Horowitz and Richard Poe has enraged the Left and alarmed many conservatives. It exposes the machinations of a radical clique working at the highest levels of government and finance to undermine American power. That book is The Shadow Party: How George Soros, Hillary Clinton and Sixties Radicals Seized Control of the Democratic Party. It hit the New York Times bestseller list in its first week in print. Here to tell us about The Shadow Partyis co-author Richard Poe, our esteemed colleague at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, where he serves as director of research. Mr....
  • ACS competes with Ferrovial for new Trans Texas Corridor contracts

    08/29/2006 9:03:39 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies · 495+ views
    Forbes ^ | August 29, 2006 | AFX News Limited
    MADRID (AFX) - Actividades de Construccion y Servicio SA is leading a consortium of investment funds and local companies to compete with Grupo Ferrovial SA in bidding for multi-million dollar Trans Texas Corridor (TTC) contracts, Cinco Dias reported, citing the Texan Department of Transport. ACS' consortium includes Zachry and UBS Securities, and will be bidding for contracts to construct the TTC I-69, a multi-modal transport corridor which is expected to be longer than its TTC I-35 sister project, in which Ferrovial is heavily involved. Zachry is in a consortium with Ferrovial in its contracts for the TTC 1-35. But Zachry...
  • Final days of girl's life reveal horrors (Why most support the death penalty)

    01/23/2006 3:37:19 AM PST · by FerdieMurphy · 55 replies · 2,035+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 1/22/2006 | Adam Goldman
    NEW YORK (AP) -- In the eyes of her stepfather, 7-year-old Nixzmary Brown was an out-of-control troublemaker. She stole money from her parents and broke her siblings' toys, she stole milk from a younger sibling and broke their computer printer, he said. And when he found that she had gone into the refrigerator and taken a cup of yogurt she wasn't supposed to have, he flew into a rage. Police say Cesar Rodriguez beat the little girl to death, then tossed her on the floor of what was known in the family's apartment as the "dirty room," a rodent-infested room...
  • Mayor Makes Pledge of Accountability in Girl's Death

    01/18/2006 4:33:35 AM PST · by ecsredeye · 4 replies · 394+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 17, 2006 | MIKE McINTIRE and AL BAKER
    Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg vowed yesterday to punish any city workers who are found to have mishandled the case of a 7-year-old Brooklyn girl who the police say was killed by her stepfather. It was the strongest sign yet that the mayor is dissatisfied with the city's actions in the events leading to the death of the girl, Nixzmary Brown, and officials say it also reflects his concern that there was a communication breakdown between child welfare caseworkers and police detectives involved in the case.
  • The New York Post is Lying When They Say Giuliani Fixed CPS in NYC

    01/18/2006 4:15:08 AM PST · by ecsredeye · 115+ views
    Fat Old Jewish Guy Who Lives InThe Projects ^ | January 17, 2006 | Eugene Weixel
    From The Daily News We never talked to girl - NYPD City policy called for cops to investigate Nixzmary Brown's injuries alongside child welfare caseworkers - but detectives never even talked with the girl, according to the NYPD and the notesFull Story (I have this bridge I'd like to sell you....) Archives of Rudolph W. GiulianiMAYOR'S MESSAGEMayor's WINS AddressSunday, February 15, 1998New Instant Response Teams Will Protect Children Firstby Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani MAYOR GIULIANI ANNOUNCES INSTANT RESPONSE TEAM PROGRAM TO TARGET MOST SERIOUS CHILD ABUSE CASES Hey Mike, what's up with the Instant Response Teams?ARCHIVES OF THE MAYOR'S...
  • Administering Stem Cells To Patients With Myocardial Infarction Leads To Reduction Of The Infarct

    01/16/2006 2:07:09 PM PST · by Founding Father · 15 replies · 584+ views
    Science Daily ^ | January 16, 2006
    Administering Stem Cells To Patients With Myocardial Infarction Leads To A Reduction Of The Infarct Doctors at the Catholic University of Leuven, connected with the University Hospital - Gasthuisberg, the Stem Cell Institute Leuven (SCIL), and the Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology (VIB), recently publishing a major breakthrough in the treatment of patients with acute myocardial infarction. Their research shows that the administration of a patient's own stem cells has a significant positive effect on the heart's recovery: in the patients studied, the size of the infarct was clearly reduced. The use of stem cells appears to be safe, and...
  • Ferrovial, ACS compete for 2.1 bln eur Texas motorway contracts - report

    12/29/2005 10:18:28 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies · 340+ views
    Forbes ^ | December 28, 2005 | AFX News
    Unfortunately, the posting of any AFX news content (that presumably includes excerpts) is expressly prohibited, so I can only leave you with this link: Ferrovial, ACS compete for 2.1 bln eur Texas motorway contracts - report
  • CA: Property law is a cash cow for Sacramento - Unclaimed assets worth $800 million annually

    06/27/2005 5:14:15 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 6 replies · 574+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | June 27, 2005 | Ed Mendel
    SACRAMENTO – A little-known legal process with a name only a lawyer could love has become a booming business for the state of California, yielding annual revenue that doubled in one year to more than $800 million in each of the last two fiscal years. When the owners of stocks and bonds have had no contact for three years with the banks and corporations holding their valuables, the property is regarded as unclaimed and "escheats" to the state. Search for missing money The state controller's Web site,, prominently displays a search function that allows residents to enter their names...
  • A Study Questions Blood-Test Results on Prostate Cancer

    05/26/2004 7:22:39 PM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies · 291+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 27, 2004 | GINA KOLATA
    Significant numbers of older men whose results on a popular screening test for prostate cancer are normal may nonetheless have cancer, a new study has found. The result, medical experts say, raises questions about what a normal test score should be and whether these men are better off let alone or treated when, through biopsies, cancer cells are discovered. It also amplifies a controversy over the test, known as the P.S.A., and whether finding prostate cancer early and treating it by removing or destroying the prostate is, on balance, helping or harming men. The P.S.A. test is a blood test...
  • Following Children To Identify Health Risks

    04/27/2004 12:44:22 AM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies · 171+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | April 27, 2004 | Rob Stein
    Study Will Examine Genes, Environment Several federal agencies have teamed up to launch one of the most ambitious biomedical projects in history -- a massive study to identify the biggest threats to children's health. The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Environmental Protection Agency are working together to plan the project, the National Children's Study. The study would examine a vast array of factors that may affect physical, mental, emotional and developmental health by following more than 100,000 children across the country...
  • After-Action Report DC Chapter FReeps Gore and Move On

    11/09/2003 8:19:10 PM PST · by BillF · 169 replies · 1,601+ views
    November 9, 2003 | BillF
    The speaker at D.A. R. Constitution Hall on November 9, 2003 was Algore, former vice perpetrator (or should that be "vice perp-a-traitor" in view of the Chinese Communist government money accepted by the Clinton-Gore campaign in 1996?). The sponsors were two quite misnamed groups. Move On, the left wing anti-impeachment promoting a simple censure of Clinton and a "move on" after Clinton was caught lying under oath to fix the outcome of a civil rights case against him, was never able to "move on." The American Constitution Society, whose allegiance to America and its Constitution is highly questionable,  is an...
  • Amber Waves Of Grain And Other Cereals Crucial To Humans on Mars

    10/27/2003 10:28:29 AM PST · by RightWhale · 19 replies · 186+ views ^ | 27 Oct 03 | staff
    Amber Waves Of Grain And Other Cereals Crucial To Humans on Mars Washington - Oct 24, 2003 Mars came nearer to Earth this year than it has in more than 50,000 years, but a new technology could bring it closer still. Scientists have developed a fully sustainable disposal system to deal with waste on long-range space flights using a simple byproduct of wheat. Wheat grass, an inedible part of the wheat plant, can be used to reclaim pollutants produced from burning waste on a spaceship, according to researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and NASA. The wheat grass itself...