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    09/28/2015 2:20:24 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 16 replies
    GunsAmerica ^ | SEPTEMBER 22, 2015 | S.H. BLANNELBERRY
    We love the Can Cannon! Heck, everyone loves the Can Cannon. We’re on record as saying it’s the best fun-gun ever! So, we were incredibly perturbed to learn that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives recently issued a letter on the Can Cannon saying that when it is affixed to a rifle receiver it is considered a (SBR) or short barrel rifle and when place on a pistol it becomes an (AOW) Any Other Weapon. Now, by itself, the Can Cannon is not a firearm or a controlled item. But the minute it is put on a rifle...
  • Pakistani fertilizer firm to expand in U.S., but balks on controlling bomb materials

    01/27/2013 6:44:20 PM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies - The Washington Times ^ | January 27, 2013 | By Rowan Scarborough
    "Pakistani fertilizer firm to expand in U.S., but balks on controlling bomb materials" SNIPPET: "The Pakistani corporation that has refused the Pentagon’s urgent appeals to control the flow of explosive materials to bomb-makers who kill U.S. troops is expanding its fertilizer manufacturing into the United States. And it is being done with the help of U.S. taxpayers through the municipal bond market."
  • CANCER IN CANS: Pringles contain Toxin Acrylamide

    11/23/2011 11:15:53 AM PST · by geraldmcg · 36 replies ^ | 11-23-11 | CleanTV
    Original link: Just when you thought it was safe to grab some munchies in the cupboard, a new study warns of cancer in cans and bags—in cans of Pringles and in bags of a myriad of other potato chips. This disturbing truth about an all-time favorite snack may be forcing food manufacturers to change their processing methods. But can the changes really make a difference? Researchers find that potato chips, among other processed foods, are loaded with the cancer causing chemical, acrylamide (uh-kril-uh-mahyd). The substance forms when carbohydrate-rich foods are cooked at very high temperatures. Some of the worst...
  • Looking for wireless DSL modem recommendations (VANITY)

    11/21/2011 10:34:04 AM PST · by Kirkwood · 37 replies
    Self | 11/21/11 | kirkwood
    My 6 year old DSL modem is apparently dying. Turning the power on and off to the modem immediately brings it back for a while, but it is unreliable. I added on a router for a workstation and a hardwired network printing and an access point for wireless, but I would like to replace all of these pieces with a single unit. Requirements are compatibility with AT&T DSL, a hardwired network printer and workstation, and N and G wireless. Anyone have suggestions? Thanks.
  • U.S. Navy: Can’t Keep This Pace without Resources

    07/13/2011 4:11:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies ^ | 7/13/11 | Mackenzie Eaglen
    According to two top officials, the Navy is operating at an “unsustainable” pace for its current force structure. At a House Armed Services Committee hearing this week, Vice Admirals Bill Burke and Kevin McCoy described a force that was falling into disrepair and struggling to cover ever-increasing responsibilities with decreasing manpower and money. The Navy’s maintenance issues began in the 1990s when Washington sought a post–Cold War peace dividend. One of the first casualties was manpower, and that led to smaller Navy maintenance crews. At first, the Navy tried to get by, deferring maintenance and patching up old equipment. But...
  • How to Can Chicken and Turkey

    06/30/2011 11:15:13 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 61 replies · 2+ views
    Yahoo/AC ^ | Nov. 7, 2007 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Easy Step-by-Step Instructions for Canning Chicken and Turkey Beginning canners, don't be scared of canning chicken and turkey. It's easy and economical. You can do this. I will take you step by step. Deep breath, here we go. Sources for fresh chicken:
  • Video: Clerk Fights Robber With Can of Food (MN)

    06/21/2011 1:12:03 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 9 replies ^ | 6/21/11 | KMSP Staff
    St. Paul police have released video showing the robbery of a Selby Avenue convenience store in which the clerk was able to pull off the suspect's mask and fight back with a can of food. According to police, a clerk at the AA Avenue Grocery at 682 Selby Ave. was locking up around 10 p.m. on June 8 when a man wearing a mask forced his way inside. The man showed a handgun and demanded money from the clerk, then chased him to the back of the store. In the back, the suspect assaulted the clerk as they fought over...
  • Authorities Identify Possible Motive, Victim In Ontario [CA] Trash-Can Murder

    06/02/2011 6:09:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    cbs ^ | June 2, 2011 12:42 PM
    Authorities Thursday said the human remains being wheeled around in a trash can by a woman in Ontario were those of a Diamond Bar man who is her ex-boyfriend. The San Bernardino County coroner’s office identified the remains as those of Samuel Wiggins Jr., 63, who was last seen by relatives on May 1, Ontario police Sgt. David McBride said. Authorities also said that the suspect, Carmen Montenegro, could have committed the murder for financial gain. Investigators have surveillance video showing the suspect using credit and ATM cards belonging to Wiggins after he disappeared on April 20, said David Hidalgo,...
  • How House GOP can - and should - block Obama recess appointments

    05/12/2011 5:16:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/12/11 | Philip Klein
    Republicans shouldn't settle for issuing outraged press releases the next time President Obama makes a recess appointment. Instead, they should use their constitutional powers to block him from taking such action in the first place. In his first two years in office, Obama made 28 recess appointments, many of which were of highly controversial nominees who likely wouldn't have been confirmed otherwise. Obama will keep making such appointments until House Republicans thwart him. Remember that when Democrats took over Congress in 2007, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid blocked President Bush from making recess appointments by holding pro forma Senate sessions...
  • Can We Save America?

    03/26/2011 11:23:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/27/11 | Steve McCann
    Sixty years ago in February I came to the United States. I was classified as a "displaced person" from World War II with no identity or knowledge of when, where or to whom I was born, an orphan who had miraculously survived on the streets of a war ravaged city somewhere in central Europe. On that bitterly cold overcast morning as I stood, alone at the railing of a ship, staring at the iconic image of the Statue of Liberty, I found myself arriving in a strange country itself coming face to face with a new and unwelcome role as...
  • Lockerbie bomber 'can get out of bed'

    09/19/2010 9:49:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | 9/19/10 | Staff
    The cancer-stricken Lockerbie bomber can get out of bed and walk although he is clearly a very sick man, said the father of a victim after visiting him in Libya. Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi invited Jim Swire, whose 23-year-old daughter Flora was one of 270 killed in the 1988 bombing, to visit him and the two men spent an hour together on a hospital ward in Tripoli on Tuesday. (Snip) Swire, who last saw Megrahi in a Scottish prison in December 2008, said late Sunday that the Libyan looked better than he expected during what he described as a "man-to-man
  • Sandwiches in a can: Can-do or can-don’t?

    07/21/2010 9:48:09 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 23 replies ^ | 7/21/10 | Laura T. Coffey
    Mark Kirkland is used to skeptics. He’s comfortable with critics. He’s unfazed by the reaction he typically gets the first time people hear about his invention: “Ewwwwwwww.” Kirkland, 50, of Salt Lake City, Utah, has dedicated more than a decade of his life to a single concept: The sandwich in a can. Or, actually, make that a few concepts: Sandwiches in a can. Pizza in a can. French toast in a can. Cinnamon rolls in a can. Why a can? Because, when combined with techniques similar to those used to preserve Meals Ready-to-Eat for soldiers, an aluminum can keeps food...
  • (UW Madison Prof says:) Flotilla raid 'a carefully planned action' (BARF WORTHY)

    06/01/2010 11:52:03 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies · 483+ views
    Jennifer Loewenstein, a professor at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, says Israel's deadly attack on the Freedom Flotilla was a "very carefully planned action" subsidized by the United States. The Gaza Freedom Flotilla, which was carrying food and medical supplies to Gaza, came under fire early Monday morning by Israeli navy forces in international waters more than 150km off the coast of Gaza. Twenty international activists are reported to have been killed and 50 others injured in the incident. The following is the transcript of Press TV's interview with Jennifer Loewenstein: Press TV: The first question that comes to...
  • Disturbing Video Shows Muslim Women Undergoing Guerrilla-Style Training in New York - Video

    12/17/2009 11:55:31 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 14 replies · 921+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 17, 2009 | Brian
    Here is video from the Christian Action Network via Worldnet Daily which they report exposes Muslim women undergoing Guerrilla-style training techniques in the state of New York. The training includes in how to "slit throats." A new video released by the Christian Action Network shows Muslim women at a compound in New York state practicing throat-slitting techniques and assault weapons attacks. The video was distributed by the makers of the movie "Homegrown Jihad: The Terrorist Camps Around the U.S.," which documents how a jihadist group has developed dozens of training camps across the nation. WND reported at the time how...
  • Female jihadis training on U.S. soil

    12/04/2009 5:11:58 PM PST · by Cindy · 23 replies · 1,032+ views
    (CHRISTIAN ACTION NETWORK) via JIHAD ^ | Posted by Robert on December 4, 2009 11:11 AM | n/a Quote - Snippet: SNIPPET: "Watch this brief video. It is clear that this is not play-acting, not comic opera soldiery, but very real training -- and for what? What do authorities think these women are doing this for? To stay in shape? They're training for battle. For combat. The Christian Action Network sent me the full video of which this is a part. It shows veiled women marching and engaging in hand-to-hand combat training, firearms training, and more -- in a Muslim compound in the U.S. The implications are clear. Americans, for the most part, have no clue...
  • Gadget can diagnose prostate cancer in 30 minutes

    09/27/2009 3:32:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 1,285+ views
    The ^ | 9/27/09 | Joseph Hall, Megan Ogilvie
    Toronto researchers have developed a portable device they say will accurately diagnose prostate cancer in 30 minutes. The microchip technology, created by a pair of University of Toronto scientists, will be able to determine the severity of the tumours through a simple urine sample and produce quick diagnosis with no need for painful biopsies.
  • Bagram inmates can challenge detention: Pentagon

    09/14/2009 9:10:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 474+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 9/14/09 | afp
    The Pentagon is to give some 600 prisoners held in the US air base in Bagram, Afghanistan, the right to challenge their detention, Defense Department spokesman Bryan Whitman said Monday. "It's basically a review procedure that ensures people go in front of a panel periodically to give them the opportunity to contest their detention," he told reporters. The inmates would be aided by a uniformed "personal representative" who would "guide them through this administrative process, to help gather witness statements," Whitman added.
  • Gates: US can shoot down any missile N. Korea launches

    06/09/2009 1:30:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies · 1,494+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6/9/09 | ap
    Defense Secretary Robert Gates expressed confidence on Tuesday that the United States could shoot down any North Korean missile fired toward America. Gates told US lawmakers at a hearing Tuesday that the US would have a "high probability of being able to defend ourselves" if the North fired a long-range missile.
  • "YES WE CAN", BUT...

    06/26/2008 12:44:17 PM PDT · by DARCPRYNCE · 16 replies · 197+ views
    Renew America ^ | 06/10/08 | Edward L. Daley
    Yes we can elect Barack Obama president, but... No we can't mention his middle name. No we can't win the war in Iraq. No we can't expand oil exploration, drilling or refining. No we can't build nuclear power plants. No we can't convert coal to oil. No we can't extract oil from shale.
  • Drug Can Help Cut Diabetes Risk, Say Researchers

    09/15/2006 6:43:46 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 663+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-16-2006 | Nic Fleming
    Drug can help cut diabetes risk, say researchers By Nic Fleming, Medical Correspondent (Filed: 16/09/2006) A drug that improves the body's ability to turn sugars into fuel can substantially reduce the chances of people at risk of Type 2 diabetes developing the disease, according to research published yesterday. In a large international trial volunteers with "pre-diabetes" taking rosiglitazone, sold under the brand name Avandia, were 60 per cent less likely than those on placebos to develop the full disease. The drug, already prescribed to those with Type 2 diabetes, was also found to help patients return to normal blood sugar...
  • DNA Test Can Detect Picts' Descendants

    08/14/2006 6:17:14 PM PDT · by blam · 83 replies · 4,128+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-14-2006 | Auslan Cramb
    DNA test can detect Picts' descendants By Auslan Cramb, Scottish Correspondent (Filed: 14/08/2006) A geneticist has created a DNA test for "Scottishness" that will tell people whether they are direct descendants of the Picts. The test, expected to cost about £130, checks a sample of saliva against 27 genetic markers linked to some of the earliest inhabitants of Scotland. Dr Jim Wilson, of the public health sciences department at Edinburgh University, said: "We started this work a few years ago, looking at the Norse component, and we proved that a large proportion of people on Orkney are descended from Vikings....
  • Where Can Women Find Real Men? In A Book, Of Course. . .

    06/15/2006 5:16:15 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 588+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-15-2006 | Boris Johnson
    Where can women find real men? In a book, of course… By Boris Johnson (Filed: 15/06/2006) Look at her in the Tube opposite. No, you fool. Look at what she's reading. You've made it through to the middle of the Telegraph and, if you are anything like me, you have scaled your personal intellectual Everest for the day. But look at the girl over there, and that damn thick square book on her lap. She must be on page 181, and when she turns the page she's going to be on 183, then 185, 187. It's unbelievable. Where does she...
  • Wounded warriors can continue serving

    06/06/2006 4:03:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 555+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Krishna M. Gamble
    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, June 6, 2006) – The Army is opening doors for severely wounded Soldiers, allowing them to continue serving. Representatives from 23 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command agencies offered more than 400 military and defense department jobs to men and women missing limbs and suffering from other injuries at a Wounded Warrior Job Fair at Walter Reed Army Medical Center June. 2. “We want them to know that they are wanted for continuous service in uniform or as a civilian,” said Lt. Gen. Robert Van Antwerp, commanding general of the U.S. Army Accessions Command and deputy...
  • Ibuprofen Can Double Risk Of Heart Attack, Says Medical Study

    06/01/2006 6:35:06 PM PDT · by blam · 80 replies · 3,705+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-2-2006 | Celia Hall
    Ibuprofen can double risk of heart attack, says medical study By Celia Hall, Medical Editor (Filed: 02/06/2006) Common painkillers such as ibuprofen can double the risk of suffering a heart attack, a study has found. Research published in the British Medical Journal analysed results of 138 trials involving 140,000 patients over several years. It found that ibuprofen and diclofenac, two non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), could cause attacks when taken in high doses. Vioxx: Banned in 2004 The drugs have been previously noted for increasing heart attack risk but experts say that this is the biggest and most definitive study of...
  • MASSIVE photo essay on the Los Angeles immigration protest!

    05/03/2006 8:31:18 AM PDT · by connell · 19 replies · 1,220+ views ^ | Christopher Cook
    We've got over 125 photos---along with some descriptions and commentary---from Monday's immigration protest in downtown Los Angeles. We will be adding more photos and videos throughout the day today (and possibly into tomorrow). It really is a pretty comprehensive photo essay---enjoy! PS - Feel free to download and use any of our pictures, but please include a link to our site ( Thx, CC
  • The self-cooling beer can

    04/27/2006 9:44:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies · 758+ views ^ | Thursday, April 20, 2006 | Adam Frucci
    A company called Tempra Technology has developed a special beer can with a twistable base that cools a beer can down to 30° Fahrenheit in a mere 3 minutes with the help of an evaporator, a vacuum, and a heat sink. They claim the entire system is nontoxic and won't affect the beer itself other than cooling it off. Although the cans are about the same physical size as 16-ounce cans, they actually hold only 10.5 ounces of beer. It's doubtful if these fridge cans would be able to do anything about "skunked" beer (beer shipped cold that's allowed to...

    04/13/2006 2:47:47 PM PDT · by george76 · 74 replies · 2,259+ views
    Mountain States Legal Foundation ^ | April 12, 2006 | William Perry Pendley
    Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld should withhold federal funds from a California college given the failure of the college to ensure the safe presence of military recruiters on campus, the Secretary was advised by a public interest law firm in a letter released today. According to news reports, military recruiters were forced to flee yesterday from a University of California Santa Cruz job fair because of a raucous mob. Mountain States Legal Foundation advised Rumsfeld that the college’s actions violate the Solomon Amendment, which requires that colleges permit military recruiters on campus or lose all federal funds. UC Santa Cruz...
  • Terrorism and Domestic Response: Can DoD Help Get It Right?

    04/06/2006 5:55:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 183+ views
    While the Department of Defense has ample manpower and equipment for both its overseas operational needs and any likely domestic response, its organizational structure and lack of integration with other domestic preparedness and response agencies may have the unintended consequence of an ineffective mass casualty reaction in the homeland. As the response to Hurricane Katrina demonstrated, there are problems in local, state, and Federal responses and in communicating needs and expectations between the levels of government. When Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, once a military response was appropriately requested and authorized, National Guard and Federal military forces were on the...
  • The Red-Hot Power Of Chillies Can Kill Cancer

    03/16/2006 5:05:15 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 1,767+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-16-2006 | Roger Highfield
    The red-hot power of chillies can kill cancer By Roger Highfield, Science Editor (Filed: 16/03/2006) The substance in chillies that causes the tongue to burn also drives prostate cancer cells to kill themselves, according to research that could pave the way for new treatments. The pepper component capsaicin makes the cells undergo programmed cell death or apoptosis, says a study published in the journal Cancer Research. High intake of hot chillis has been linked to stomach cancer Tests found that it induced approximately 80 per cent of cancer cells growing in mice to follow the molecular pathways leading to apoptosis....
  • Court: Rapist Can Seek Reduced Sentence(child rapist could get out after 1 year)

    02/18/2006 1:14:24 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 11 replies · 1,304+ views
    ROME - Italy's highest court ruled Friday that a man who raped the 14-year-old daughter of his girlfriend can seek to have his sentenced reduced because the girl was sexually active, news reports said. The ruling provoked an outcry across Italy, was condemned by UNICEF and prompted other justices on the court to issue a statement saying the ruling was wrong and in the future would be cited as a bad example of a high court decision, the ANSA news agency reported. The case goes back to 2001, when a court in Sardinia convicted Marco T. of sexual violence and...
  • Can Genes Unravel A Viking Mystery

    02/10/2006 11:15:24 AM PST · by blam · 22 replies · 1,001+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 2-9-2006
    Can genes unravel a Viking mystery?DNA tests could shed new light on remains found in longboat Scanpix / Reuters A1904 image shows the Oseberg Viking ship after its recovery in southern Norway. Scientists say DNA tests could yield new information about a queen and another woman whose remains were found in the ship. OSLO, Norway - The grave of a mysterious Viking queen may hold the key to a 1,200-year-old case of suspected ritual killing, and scientists are planning to unearth her bones to find out. She is one of two women whose fate has been a riddle ever since...
  • 2nd Circuit: Conn. city can force police to cover tattoos

    02/03/2006 5:32:00 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 7 replies · 725+ views ^ | 2 2 06 | associated press
    NEW YORK — A federal appeals court said yesterday that Hartford, Conn., police officers with offensive tattoos can be ordered not to display them, disappointing five officers who claimed the ban violates their First Amendment rights. "A police department has a reasonable interest in not offending or appearing unprofessional before the public it serves," the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said. The three-judge panel said a lower court judge was right last March to dismiss the lawsuit brought by five policemen against the city and its former police chief. The plaintiffs had argued that a city order giving the...
  • Stop the War [UW] pickets career fair at Memorial Union [complaining about the military]

    02/01/2006 3:22:49 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 6 replies · 232+ views
    Daily Cardinal ^ | 2/1/2006 | Erica Pelzek
    After accusing UW-Madison administration and the federal government of improper surveillance of its Madison chapter, Stop the War members gathered Tuesday to protest the presence of military recruiters on campus. Disapproving of the war in Iraq and military recruitment, about 20 Stop the War members entered the Government, Non-Profit and Volunteer Career Fair at the Memorial Union with anti-war signs to speak with UW-Madison students near the recruitment tables and hand out anti-war literature. “Military recruiters use the same tactics of deception and empty promises that the Bush administration used to recruit America for its war on Iraq,” UW-Madison senior...
  • Can You Catch Cancer?

    01/25/2006 3:08:04 PM PST · by blam · 10 replies · 750+ views
    Can you catch cancer? In the early 1980s, US doctors began to notice a strange phenomenon. A rare form of cancer, once confined to elderly Jewish men in Europe, was suddenly cropping up among young gay men. The explanation? By catching a new virus, called HIV, they were also developing cancer. Now doctors believe that other infections, even simple coughs and colds, can trigger everything from childhood leukaemia to cervical cancer. Should we be worried? Sarah Boseley investigates Tuesday January 24, 2006 The Guardian (UK) Within a few years, girls will be vaccinated against cancer. Not every cancer - at...
  • Woman's Scent Can Lure Or Repel

    01/15/2006 4:51:09 PM PST · by blam · 126 replies · 2,999+ views
    BBC ^ | 1-15-2006
    Woman's scent can lure or repel Men said the women's odour was most intense during menstruation A woman's body odour can help her attract men when she is at her most fertile and repel them when she is not, scientists have said. According to a report in the journal Ethology, when a woman is at the most fertile part of the menstrual cycle her armpit odour is at its mildest. But when she is having a period, and not ready for pregnancy, the smell changes to an acute, repellent odour. The researchers studied 12 women who wore armpit pads for...
  • Rumsfeld: War Can Be Lost Only in U.S.

    12/20/2005 4:49:11 PM PST · by SandRat · 19 replies · 801+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 20, 2005 | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2005 – American servicemembers are doing a superb job in Iraq, and the only place the war can be lost is in the United States, where people don't have a clear understanding of what's happening on the ground and can lose patience, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld said Dec. 19. "The work that they're doing overseas is so professional and so able, and we're so fortunate to have them there that I would have to say that the only place this could be lost is if we lost our will here in the United States," Rumsfeld...
  • Rumsfeld: Terrorists Can Win Only in U.S., Media (Wish he'd mentioned the DemonRats too)

    12/09/2005 5:05:43 PM PST · by SandRat · 20 replies · 572+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 9, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2005 – Enemies of a free Iraq recognize they can't win against the United States and the coalition on the battlefield, and the only way they can hope to win is in Washington, D.C., and through American public opinion, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Dec. 8. "They can't win over there," Rumsfeld said on PBS' "News Hour With Jim Lehrer." "The only place they can win it is in Washington, D.C., and they know that. They are working on it, and they are working it skillfully." In addition, the secretary said, "they lie" and use the...
  • Defeat and Retreat (RNC's Video on Dems Anti-War remarks)

    12/09/2005 6:43:06 AM PST · by slowhand520 · 213 replies · 11,539+ views
    Let me guess. These words were taken out of context.
  • You May Not Like It, But Broccoli Can Beat Cancer

    12/06/2005 5:40:06 PM PST · by blam · 63 replies · 1,314+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-7-2005 | Roger Highfield
    You may not like it, but broccoli can beat cancer By Roger Highfield, Science Editor (Filed: 07/12/2005) A variety of "super broccoli" has been grown that may boost protection against cancer, scientists said yesterday. The variety has higher levels of sulphoraphane and will help the half of the population which lacks a gene that allows the body to retain the protective plant chemical, they said. Prof Richard Mithen, of the Institute of Food Research in Norwich and the lead scientist on the project, said yesterday: "Eating a few portions of broccoli each week may help to reduce the risk of...
  • Reserve giving warfighters gifts they can use

    11/28/2005 5:17:36 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 416+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Nov 28, 2005 | Lt. Col. Bob Thompson
    11/28/2005 - INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey (AFPN) -- Giving and receiving are the hallmarks of the holiday season. If you don't believe it, ask the aerial porters here who receive an average of 600,000 pounds of cargo every day and give the warfighters in Iraq "gifts" they can use. "When airlift operations at Frankfurt (Germany) closed, Incirlik ops ramped up significantly," said 1st Lt. Jim Burnham of the 728th Air Mobility Squadron. "We rely on the Reserve force to come in and augment us." Of the 250-person team, 100 of the aerial porters are Reservists deployed for 30 to 120...
  • Protest college antiwar hippies on December 6th in Madison and in your town!

    11/19/2005 5:33:52 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 2 replies · 1,255+ views
    From the moonbats at the Campus Antiwar Network: ENDORSED BY: Cindy Sheehan, Pablo Paredes, war resister; Camilo Mejia, war resister; David Airhart, Iraq War vet and Kent State student facing expulsion for peaceful counter-recruitment; Tariq Khan, George Mason University student assaulted for peaceful counter-recruitment; Charles Peterson, Holyoke Community College student assaulted for peaceful counter-recruitment; Traprock Peace Center; Peninsula Raging Grannies; David Swanson, co-founder of; Anthony Arnove, editor, Iraq Under Siege and co-editor with Howard Zinn, Voices of a People's History of the United States * Say No to the Solomon Amendment! Campus Anti-War Network is calling for actions around...
  • Bearing Sons 'Can Shorten Mother's Life'

    11/01/2005 6:14:07 PM PST · by blam · 59 replies · 1,404+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-2-2005 | Roger Highfield
    Bearing sons 'can shorten mother's life' By Roger Highfield, Science Editor (Filed: 02/11/2005) Giving birth to and raising several sons could be bad for the long-term health of mothers but good for fathers, according to a study published today. Scientists suspect that having large families shortens a parent's lifespan, because the effects of reproduction and childcare can take their toll on health. However, in a society without good health care, sons could be especially costly for the mother for several reasons. They are, on average, born heavier and place more physical stresses on the body. They also raise levels of...
  • State Street March Will Support Bush Ouster (Madistan, WI)

    10/28/2005 4:11:12 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 29 replies · 866+ views ^ | October 28, 2005 | Aaron Nathans
    Can't wait until January 2009 to see a change at the White House? Activists throughout the country are taking to the streets on Wednesday to spread the message that they'd like to see change before the next presidential election. Legally, of course. Organizers of "The World Can't Wait" hope to see more than 1,000 people march down State Street to mark the one-year anniversary of the 2004 election. They will gather at 12:30 p.m. at Library Mall, and walk to the Capitol. The Madison event will be one of dozens on campuses throughout the nation. "There is no exact blueprint...
  • Op Infinite Freep... Protest Anti-war morons in Madison on Nov 2

    10/28/2005 11:57:11 AM PDT · by Thunder90 · 19 replies · 1,213+ views
    The left is planning another "Troops out-Walk out" on Nov 2, and they are complaining how Bush stole the election and other left wing blather. The protest is sponsored by the Multiculteral Student center, Wunk Sheek, MeCha, Al-Awda, International Socialist Organization, MSA, World Can't Wait, Madison area Peace Coliation, Stop the War, Madison area Warming Center Campagin, and Student Labor Action Coliation.
  • Ginseng Can Help Keep You Clear Of Colds, Say Scientists

    10/25/2005 5:37:57 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 899+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-25-2005 | Nic Fleming
    Ginseng can help keep you clear of colds, say scientists By Nic Fleming, Science Correspondent (Filed: 25/10/2005) People who take ginseng suffer substantially fewer colds, research published yesterday showed. Only one in 10 of those given daily doses of North American ginseng root extract suffered two or more colds during four months including winter, compared with almost a quarter of those taking placebos. While a range of health benefits have been claimed for the herb, including combating flu and colds, many previous attempts to test such claims scientifically have been of poor quality. Publication of the research in the Canadian...
  • Alaska anti-gun-control law goes into effect Wednesday

    10/16/2005 1:47:00 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 177 replies · 3,415+ views ^ | 10/15/05 | MATT VOLZ
    JUNEAU, Alaska — Starting Wednesday, a new anti-gun-control law in Alaska will allow handgun owners to carry concealed weapons without a permit in the seven Alaska cities where permits are now required. Gun owners will be allowed to keep their firearms in their vehicle, even if the car is parked on private property where the owner has a no-gun policy. And, some police chiefs say, local ordinances that ban guns from public buildings such as city halls will no longer be enforceable. Alaska’s new law forbids municipalities from passing gun laws that are more restrictive than state law. The National...
  • Suit challenging county gun ban can proceed

    10/01/2005 3:20:10 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 22 replies · 955+ views ^ | 10 1 05 | By Michelle Maitre
    Gun enthusiasts were handed a legal victory this week when a federal judge ruled they can argue that their free-speech rights are violated by an Alameda County ordinance that bans guns on county property. In a ruling issued Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge Martin J. Jenkins cleared the way for a new First Amendment challenge to the 1999 ordinance. County attorneys had asked the judge to dismiss the challenge, arguing that the gun ban is a public safety issue rather than a constitutional one, but Jenkins said the plaintiffs had sufficient grounds to continue with their lawsuit. "Plaintiffs have articulated...
  • Help Katrina Victims (By spreading communism, according to a socailist)

    09/15/2005 12:48:30 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 11 replies · 699+ views
    Badger Herald ^ | 9/15/2005 | Chris Dols
    University of Wisconsin students will drive to Louisiana next Wednesday to deliver food, clothing, medical supplies, hygiene products and money to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. We are activists in the Campus Antiwar Network — a national network of antiwar coalitions such as Stop The War! on this campus — and we’re delivering the relief on our way to Washington, D.C., to protest the Iraq War on Sept. 24. We will launch our collection efforts at the Wisconsin Union Theater in the Memorial Union this Sunday evening, where British MP George Galloway will speak as part of his North American...
  • Casino Heist Fugitive Surrenders

    09/15/2005 12:22:43 PM PDT · by stm · 6 replies · 729+ views
    Fox News ^ | September 15, 2005 | AP
    LAS VEGAS — Heather Catherine Tallchief, a fugitive in a $3.1 million Las Vegas Strip casino armored truck heist, surrendered to federal authorities here Thursday
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...