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  • Supreme Court to decide photo ID voting law

    09/26/2007 4:40:54 AM PDT · 53 of 71
    just mimi to commish

    Exactly right.

  • The DNA Age: Cancer Free at 33, but Weighing a Mastectomy

    09/21/2007 4:08:00 AM PDT · 56 of 68
    just mimi to Wolverine83

    My best to your and your family. I know it was a difficult decision or your wife and family, a very personal one. We all hope for more choices, more options in the future.

    Until we know for sure, it is advisable to keep your daughters from any unnecessary X-rays. It is possible (research and new guidelines reflect this new thinking, but do not go so far as to state WHY the recommendation) that X-rays (including Mammograms) can effect the breast tissue of BRCA1 carriers in such a way as to instigate the growth of a tumor. What is happening is that women with BRCA1 mutations go for their annual mammogram and then find themselves with a fast-growing tumor six months later. Some in the medical field (American Cancer Society for one) made the conclusion and recommendation that BRCA1 carriers should have should have both an MRI and a mammogram every year. Others have suggested that they get more than one mammogram a year.

    That’s careless thinking, taking one thing as the golden standard (the mammogram) and stating that this needs to remain in place without considering it might be the cause. And pointless, in my opinion, if both the mammogram and MRI are performed at the same time.

    The thinking is that the MRI can catch cancers that the Mammogram would have missed and likewise the other way around, but what really needs to be considered more closely is cause and effect (some researchers are).

    Detection is necessary if a cancer is there, but not “key” as many people say, prevention is. If your wife has been recommended to get yearly Mammograms still (believe it or not, I have read that these are still recommended for those with prophylactic mastectomies) please research and come to your own conclusions on mammograms or not, MRI’s etc. Certainly BSE’s are recommended still and those should be more than once a month.

    Quoting headlines written by journalists that lead with a conclusion that doesn’t REALLY represent the scope and implications of medical research is as flawed a way to keep up on medical news as any news. (That comment is not for you personally, but for those in this discussion that appear to have gotten their medical information on this topic that way.)

    Here’s to the future and better options and a fine long life for you and each member of your family.

  • The DNA Age: Cancer Free at 33, but Weighing a Mastectomy

    09/20/2007 3:37:54 PM PDT · 45 of 68
    just mimi to dangerdoc

    Some of these reactions are common for those who have not educated themselves on this topic. Some of these reactions are callous and show the character of the poster, ignorance being no excuse.

    For those that prefer to educate themselves instead of make fun of other people in difficult situations:

    The cancer that this gene causes is typically malignant, typically grade three and the women die of either bone or brain cancer. Who would not do something to prevent that from happening if they were given the option? Choose one:

    (1) Waiting for a cancer that is more likely than not going to happen, then undergoing chemotherapy, radiation, and still end up dying a painful awful death and not living to see their children grow up, their grandchildren be born, not living anymore at all, you know, die?

    (2) Have a surgery that would more likely than not prevent all of the above even if it means giving up what appears to be a ‘perfectly healthy’ body part.

    Appearances can be deceiving. It is the breast tissue that is the danger. It is a fast duplicating tissue and with each replication, there are some errors. BRCA1 helps correct those errors. We all have those errors, but our BRCA1 gene fixes them for us. These women have one faulty BRCA1 gene and one working BRCA1 gene that keeps them going. But as time goes on, that gene goes bad too. Then the error in replication is not corrected and a tumor starts growing and it starts growing FAST. Then, for anyone that knows, breast cancer is never really cured, it is only ever kept at bay. Then, it is a matter of living with cancer every day until eventually it catches up with you and you die that painful awful death anyway.

    What if you could have prevented the cancer in the first place? You would have. You would have given your right arm, you would have given almost anything.

    Think of how it would feel to live, knowing that someone out there wanted to kill you and would if ever given the chance. You never knew when, your never knew where. Imagine the relief that you would feel if you read in the paper one day that that person had recently died. That’s the relief that these women get. It’s a difficult personal choice and I question the true heart of the posters that have had their fun questioning the sanity of the woman in this article and hope that a bit of information has been the remedy.

  • Why I Left My Beta Husband

    08/29/2007 2:47:03 AM PDT · 20 of 326
    just mimi to AmericaUnited

    “So nobody was more surprised than I was when I went ahead and fell for another stay-at-home dad.... Here’s the difference, though: Jason knows what he wants—and it’s not a corner office. He wants to have his afternoons free to hit the park with my daughter... or trying to drink coffee in bed on Sunday mornings while my daughter dances around us...”

    While the real father of this little girl misses out on this and the little girl misses out on her daddy. A failing relationship is one thing, but this articles makes it completely another.

  • Feds To Be Notified Of N.J. Illegal Immigrant Arrests

    08/23/2007 8:55:17 PM PDT · 32 of 32
    just mimi to Sub-Driver

    Is this really all it takes? After the loss of innocent life, the LIFE, the very LIFE of innocent people that are no more and will forever be no more, THIS is all it would have taken? Will the sanctuary cities that openly defied federal law, be so bold as to defy this? My heart to the mothers, fathers and friends of these young innocent victims.

  • FBI's release of ferry passenger photos resented

    08/23/2007 3:33:08 PM PDT · 23 of 103
    just mimi to vietvet67
    "Muslim- and Arab-American leaders are upset that the FBI didn't consult them — as it has done in other instances — before releasing the photos on the Internet and to news organizations." Zawaideh said she met with FBI officials about the August incident three days before the agency released the photos of the two men. But the FBI didn't bring up that subject. "Why not ask us then and we would have had a way to ask people in the community get the word out to our community which would enable anyone with terrorist ties to warn these fellows they have been spotted and to get out of dodge fast" she said didn't say."
  • U.S. farmers use inmates to harvest fields

    08/22/2007 9:05:52 PM PDT · 34 of 37
    just mimi to nypokerface

    Wonder how many inmates that are working the farms are also illegal aliens serving a sentence for crimes committed while here in the US as an illegal alien. Even one would be some kind of poetic justice, wouldn’t it?

  • Illegal Presence in US Not A Crime, Court Says

    08/21/2007 1:21:48 PM PDT · 79 of 113
    just mimi to r9etb

    Thanks for explaining this. All of this is complex, frustrating, etc, etc, etc.

  • Illegal Presence in US Not A Crime, Court Says

    08/21/2007 12:20:55 PM PDT · 76 of 113
    just mimi to coloradan

    Laws: Cases and Codes : U.S. Code : Title 8 : Section 1325

    * United States Code

    U.S. Code as of: 01/03/05
    Section 1325. Improper entry by alien

    (a) Improper time or place; avoidance of examination or inspection;
    misrepresentation and concealment of facts
    Any alien who (1) enters or attempts to enter the United States
    at any time or place other than as designated by immigration
    officers, or (2) eludes examination or inspection by immigration
    officers, or (3) attempts to enter or obtains entry to the United
    States by a willfully false or misleading representation or the
    willful concealment of a material fact, shall, for the first
    commission of any such offense, be fined under title 18 or
    imprisoned not more than 6 months, or both, and, for a subsequent
    commission of any such offense, be fined under title 18, or
    imprisoned not more than 2 years, or both.
    (b) Improper time or place; civil penalties
    Any alien who is apprehended while entering (or attempting to
    enter) the United States at a time or place other than as
    designated by immigration officers shall be subject to a civil
    penalty of -
    (1) at least $50 and not more than $250 for each such entry (or
    attempted entry); or
    (2) twice the amount specified in paragraph (1) in the case of
    an alien who has been previously subject to a civil penalty under
    this subsection.

    Ridiculous interpretation of this section by the lawyers/judges. Illegal entry has happened if the illegal alien is IN THE COUNTRY. If a federal crime has been committed, it can be prosecuted. So what if there is no law that specifically states ‘presence in US is a crime’? That doesn’t negate the crimes committed. If someone commits any other federal crime, they need not be caught in the act by federal agents for the crime to be prosecuted.

  • Freed illegal immigrants endanger public

    08/20/2007 10:51:55 PM PDT · 35 of 45
    just mimi to BohDaThone

    Per this “Report to Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty” in 2004 and 2005 the number of illegal aliens deported nationally for homicide were over 800 each year. These were just the ones deported, meaning they may have served time in prison first.

    The report details this and counts for the top 20 crimes. Plus a whole lot more.

    It’s not a count of murders each year, but it is a federal statistic, a factual number. The entire report is available online and in PDF format by just searching google for “The Impact of Illegal Immigration on Minnesota”

    Illegal Immigrant Criminal Deportations

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement deported about 3,300 aliens in FY 2004 from the St. Paul area of operations. Of those, 1,571 were criminal aliens. The St. Paul area includes the states of Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota South Dakota.

    (number of aliens removed and % of total criminal aliens, ranking based on FY 2005)

    ...............FY 2004.......FY 2005


  • Arellano: Return to U.S. unlikely

    08/20/2007 3:16:09 PM PDT · 29 of 39
    just mimi to 3AngelaD

    Thanks. Looks like she would fall under the up to 10 years penalty for her felony conviction? (Which explains why she says that she won’t return!) I could not easily discover the legal difference between aggravated and non-aggravated though I searched.

    “If the alien reenters or is found in the U.S. without government approval,after a criminal felony conviction for a NON-AGGREVATED FELONY, or after three or more misdemeanor convictions for drug-related crimes or crimes against persons, he or she is subject punishment by:

    * A fine; or
    * Imprisonment for not more than 10 years; or
    * Both fine and imprisonment”

  • Help For Illegal Immigration Crimes List

    08/18/2007 11:44:24 AM PDT · 20 of 20
    just mimi to A Navy Vet

    From mid June 2006 to present:

  • Five Men Indicted In Connection With Identity Theft Ring

    08/18/2007 4:49:20 AM PDT · 3 of 4
    just mimi to csvset
    He was committing this crime from Russia but:

    “Mr. Klopov was arrested in May after investigators lured him from Russia to New York, the office said. Mr. Watson and three others were arrested in connection with the alleged scam yesterday in Texas, Michigan, Florida, and Kentucky, the office said.”

  • *City Looks To Deport Criminal Illegal Immigrants Via Program* (NASHVILLE, TN)

    08/18/2007 4:44:49 AM PDT · 34 of 34
    just mimi to AmericanInTokyo
    Check out how this is working so far.

    “between April 16 – when the program began – and June 18, the Sheriff’s Office screened for immigration violations all 802 of the foreign-born persons physically brought into jail. 605 of those persons were “placed in removal proceedings,” which Sheriff’s Officials have said is really just federal agent speak for “something in our background check showed us that this person is an illegal alien, so we’re going to begin the process of making them prove otherwise or we’ll be deporting them.”

  • No immigration raids in 2010 census?

    08/16/2007 3:24:50 PM PDT · 31 of 71
    just mimi to 3AngelaD
    “It can affect the congressional representation of legal citizens.”

    And I would say that it absolutely does.

    Does the Constitution REALLY require the Census Bureau to count non-citizens in the census?

  • Help For Illegal Immigration Crimes List

    08/15/2007 4:12:16 AM PDT · 14 of 20
    just mimi to A Navy Vet
    I also was thinking there should be the same thing available in an easy to understand organized format and have its own website. Something impossible for media and politicians to misuse or ignore. Something like a wiki that authorized contributors can contribute to with proper tags to make it easier for a dedicated team to organize and publish the data without having to spend too much time determining if the stories submitted are duplicates. This would not be a small undertaking, but bit by bit, the already available data and each new sickening crime would be available and accessible. State by state, city by city, Nationwide. So I say, great idea. Go for it.
  • 24-year-old Nicaraguan national with rap sheet wanted in killings (multiple identities ripoff)

    08/13/2007 5:01:37 AM PDT · 19 of 33
    just mimi to Liz

    Well, now this explains why the first apprehended turned himself in so publicly and obtained a lawyer. He would be a witness that would easily be disposed of by the cold blooded killer that actually pulled the trigger. Now he will be a witness. All of this is so sickening and disheartening. No life can ever be given back to these children, no son or daughter back to their mother. No country back to it’s citizens. Who will stand up and say this loud and clear enough that it MUST be answered by those politicians and lawmen that want these criminals ‘brought to justice’ but refuse to acknowledge or admit their own participation in this crime?

  • DOJ:Journalists Can Be Prosecuted for Publishing Classified Information

    08/01/2007 6:00:25 PM PDT · 29 of 31
    just mimi to Kaslin

    A reporter asks questions and gets answers. They are not aware of what is classified information by default. If a government source discloses to them information are they not able to assume it is not classified? The liability begins and ends with the source ‘unless’ it is disclosed to the interviewer that the information is classified, in which case the reporter should not disclose the information. Ohhhhh. Is that what happened here? Tell me I truly do not know. If this is not what happened, then the source is totally to blame, the reporter his/her publication not.

  • President fires official over border fence fight

    07/12/2007 10:31:12 PM PDT · 17 of 38
    just mimi to Secret Agent Man

    Mine too. Better stated than me. Thanks. Legal Precedent.

  • House OKs plan to withdraw US troops (measure passed 223-201 in the Democratic-controlled House)

    07/12/2007 10:21:34 PM PDT · 104 of 108
    just mimi to bnelson44

    I noticed today that Tancredo was the only presidential candidate to show up for the NAACP debate. It made headlines. But that was on another thread. He was a no show at the vote in this thread. Did the times of the events conflict?