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  • Researchers Discover 28 New Cases of Brain Damage in Deceased Football Players

    12/03/2012 10:02:10 PM PST · by Alaska Wolf · 36 replies
    PBS ^ | December 3, 2012, 12:01 am ET | Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada
    Researchers at Boston University have discovered 28 new cases of chronic brain damage in deceased football players — including 15 who played in the NFL — more than doubling the number of documented cases connecting football to long-term brain disease. The NFL players include two Hall of Famers: running back Ollie Matson, who played 14 seasons in the 1950s and 1960s, and Colts tight end John Mackey, who played 10 seasons and once served as the head of the NFL players’ union. Both died last year after suffering from dementia
  • Romney Nomination in doubt – Brokered Convention likely

    04/24/2012 8:32:25 PM PDT · by Huskrrrr · 42 replies
    Whiteout Press ^ | Richard Winger
    April 24, 2012. Des Moines. Two networks yesterday, CNBC and MSNBC, broadcast a little known fact – Ron Paul appears to be winning the Republican nomination for President. When the popular Texas Congressman repeatedly assured supporters that the race was about delegates, not beauty contests, he apparently knew what he was talking about. Now, after three more states locked in delegates to the GOP nominating convention – CO, MN and IA – indicators point to a brokered convention with a possible, even probable, Ron Paul victory.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Elvis Presley's Doctor Claims He Died of an 'Embarrassing' Case of Chronic Constipation

    05/05/2010 11:56:27 AM PDT · by camerongood210 · 116 replies · 3,149+ views
    Fox News ^ | 5-5-2010 | Hollie McKay
    It has been widely reported that Elvis Presley died in 1977 from cardiac arrhythmia, an irregular heartbeat, possibly brought on by drug dependency, obesity and a weak heart. But the music legend's longtime friend and physician, Dr. George “Nick” Nichopoulos, has put pen to paper for the first time and revealed his belief that it was chronic constipation that actually killed the King of Rock and Roll.
  • Compassion, Compulsion and the Mentally Ill

    06/09/2008 5:05:02 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 3 replies · 215+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9 June 2008 | E. FULLER TORREY
    The debacle of deinstitutionalization continues to worsen with each passing year. In 1955, there were 559,000 individuals in America's state mental hospitals. By 2005, there were only 47,000 state hospital beds left in the country, a number that continues to fall. Numerous studies have documented the tragic effects of releasing hundreds of thousands of seriously mentally ill individuals from state hospitals while failing to ensure that they receive treatment. The latest, carried out by Jason Matejkowski and colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania, found that individuals with serious mental illnesses are responsible for 10% of all homicides in Indiana. That...
  • Employer Turns Out To Be Woman's Long-Lost Father

    01/23/2008 10:22:38 PM PST · by chronic cough 420 · 2 replies · 450+ views
    BBC ^ | 01-22-08
    A Vietnamese woman who travelled to Taiwan to find the father she had never met, ended up working for him without knowing it. Tran Thi Kham, 40, did not discover the truth until after leaving her employer. Their reunion only came about because she mistakenly left some keepsakes at his home, which he had given to her mother more than 40 years before. Tsai Han-chao, 77, said he could not help crying when he found out he had a daughter he never knew about. "Life's ups and downs are just like television drama. How could I have ever dreamed that...
  • Clemens speech may be canceled

    12/17/2007 12:33:55 PM PST · by chronic cough 420 · 5 replies · 130+ views ^ | 12/17/07 | Alyson Footer
    HOUSTON -- The Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association is expected to cancel an appearance by Roger Clemens, according to a report by the Houston Chronicle. The THSBCA will hold an executive meeting on Tuesday, and though no decision was made on Monday, the organization had removed Clemens from its Web site. "Nothing is final, but we will be meeting in regards to the issue," THSBCA president Jim Long told the Chronicle. "We would like to talk with Roger, and then decide on a course of action from there." The report says Clemens was scheduled to be the keynote speaker...
  • UFO 'secrets' could land UK hacker in Gitmo (from December 2006)

    12/22/2007 10:40:11 PM PST · by chronic cough 420 · 65 replies · 654+ views
    m-net ^ | 14 December 2006 | Ken Lewis
    A UK hacker who broke into dozens of US military computers to find secret evidence of alien life and technology faces up to 70 years in a US prison. The 40-year-old unemployed systems administrator faces charges of attacking 97 US military and NASA computers between 2001 and 2002. If found guilty, he could face up to 70 years in prison and may even be sent to Guantanamo Bay as a terrorist suspect. Gary McKinnon will lodge what is likely to be his final appeal against extradition on February 13 next year at London's Court of Appeal. He lost his first...
  • Goldman Sachs: Brace For Recession In 2008

    01/09/2008 10:57:10 PM PST · by chronic cough 420 · 43 replies · 559+ views
    cbs ^ | 01-09-08
    The biggest investment bank on Wall Street has a grim prediction about 2008: a recession is definitely on the way. Goldman Sachs on Wednesday said it believes the housing slump and recent credit market turmoil will spill over into the broader economy this year. And, by the time it's all over, economists believe the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates to 2.50 percent from its current 4.25 percent. There is a silver lining to the dire prediction, however, since Goldman projects the economy will recover as soon as 2009, making this downturn somewhat "recession-light." "The recession is likely to last...
  • Anti-Americanism: About American power, not policy

    01/10/2008 4:36:05 PM PST · by americanophile · 18 replies · 852+ views
    Spero News ^ | January 10, 2008 | Soeren Kern
    How can America improve its image abroad? Answers to this question are being bandied by all of the presidential hopefuls. Hillary Clinton says she would “send a message heard across the world: The era of cowboy diplomacy is over.” John McCain promises to “immediately close Guantanamo Bay.” Ron Paul and Barack Obama both say they would withdraw American troops from Iraq. Implicit is the notion that George W Bush has tarnished America’s reputation in the world, and that reversing some of his more contentious policies will make the United States popular again. If only it were that simple. Although polls...
  • Bill gets some shut-eye at MLK day event

    01/23/2008 1:32:38 AM PST · by chronic cough 420 · 13 replies · 685+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Tuesday, January 22, 2008 | By Herald wire services
    Video He’s been a pit bull when it comes to Barack Obama, but yesterday all Bill Clinton could manage was a cat nap. And it was, to say the least, poorly timed. According to the New York Post, Clinton took a snooze in the middle of a service to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Convent Avenue Baptist Church in Harlem on Sunday. The Post provided a snapshot of the presidential nod-off, in a picture that made its way onto the Internet - and was perched high atop the Drudge Report - showing Clinton napping as...
  • A NY city councilman doesn't want you to have that Geiger counter without their permission

    01/23/2008 12:55:36 AM PST · by chronic cough 420 · 25 replies · 357+ views
    village voice ^ | 01-15-08 | by Chris Thompson
    Damn you, Osama bin Laden! Here's another rotten thing you've done to us: After 9/11, untold thousands of New Yorkers bought machines that detect traces of biological, chemical, and radiological weapons. But a lot of these machines didn't work right, and when they registered false alarms, the police had to spend millions of dollars chasing bad leads and throwing the public into a state of raw panic. OK, none of that has actually happened. But Richard Falkenrath, the NYPD's deputy commissioner for counterterrorism, knows that it's just a matter of time. That's why he and Mayor Michael Bloomberg have asked...
  • Army wants to cut war tours to 12 months

    01/23/2008 3:29:19 PM PST · by chronic cough 420 · 15 replies · 396+ views
    AP ^ | 1-23-08 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR
    WASHINGTON - Soldiers' battlefield tours would be cut from 15 months to 12 months beginning Aug. 1, under a proposal being considered by the Army as part of an effort to reduce the stress on a force battered by more than six years at war. The proposal, recommended by U.S. Army Forces Command, is being reviewed by senior Army and Pentagon leaders, and would be contingent on the changing needs for troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. "Our top priority is going to be meeting the combatant commanders' requirements, so there may be no decision until we get more clarity on...
  • CA: Constitutional Amendment Would Solve Chronic Budget Deficits

    07/19/2007 11:20:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 439+ views
    Senate.Ca. Gov ^ | 7/18/07 | Sen. Bob Dutton
    As an elected official one of my top priorities has been passing a balanced budget that does not include tax increases. Because the deficit was so huge when I arrived in 2002 (in the neighborhood of $24 billion for the 2003-04 budget cycle), I knew that balancing the budget would be a multi-year process. When Governor Schwarzenegger was swept into office during the special election in 2003, he also made balancing the budget his top priority, but cautioned citizens that to achieve this goal it would take a multi-year and multi-faceted approached that would include: -Not raising taxes. -Creating a...
  • Psoriasis Linked To Diabetes And Serious Cardiovascular Condition

    04/18/2007 5:24:35 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 539+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 4-18-2007 | American Academy Of Dermatology
    Source: American Academy Of Dermatology Date: April 18, 2007 Psoriasis Linked To Diabetes And Serious Cardiovascular Condition Science Daily — Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition characterized by thick, red, scaly plaques that itch and sometimes bleed, causing considerable discomfort and emotional stress for patients. In addition to the daily chore of dealing with the physical symptoms of this condition, new research suggests an association between psoriasis and two potentially serious medical conditions – diabetes and atherosclerosis, also known as hardening of the arteries. For the 2 percent to 4 percent of the worldwide population affected by psoriasis, these findings...
  • $1 million in marijuana confiscated ("had just become a U.S. citizen week before)

    03/07/2007 9:43:24 PM PST · by Cedar · 30 replies · 1,078+ views
    Courier News ^ | Sean Ingram
    $1 million in marijuana confiscated By Sean Ingram Ever wondered what $1 million in marijuana looks like? Another week, another big marijuana bust on Interstate 40 for Troop J of the Arkansas State Police. This one, however, was the troop’s biggest bust of the year — 1,010 pounds of marijuana, according to a report authored by Cpl. George Summerlin. The marijuana — with an estimated street value of a little more than $1 million, according to Sgt. Kyle Drown — was discovered during a 2:40 p.m. Feb. 26 traffic stop conducted by Summerlin at the eastbound 55-mile marker on I-40....
  • Everyone laughs while chronic wasting looms

    11/26/2006 10:56:07 AM PST · by SJackson · 25 replies · 930+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 11-26-06 | Rob Zaleski
    John Stauber recently stopped at a sporting goods store in Richland Center to get his chainsaw repaired. Earlier that day, Stauber says, the Legislative Audit Bureau reported that the Department of Natural Resources' $27 million plan to thin the state's deer herd in an attempt to eradicate chronic wasting disease has been a flop. And Stauber, director of the Madison-based Center for Media & Democracy, says most of those waiting in line to purchase deer hunting licenses were "laughing and ridiculing the DNR." "They saw this as another public funding fiasco where know-nothing game managers are wasting money and interfering...
  • 35 OF NOAM CHOMSKY'S BIGGEST WHOPPERS --35 'Big Lies' By The Biggest Leftist Liar Of Them All!

    05/24/2006 5:53:33 AM PDT · by Apolitical · 65 replies · 3,074+ views
    A. Top 10 Chomsky Lies About Communist Mass Murderers 10. THE LIE: “in comparison to the conditions imposed by US tyranny and violence, East Europe under Russian rule was practically a paradise.” THE TRUTH: The communists murdered 4.5-5 million people in Ukraine; 400,000 in Poland; 360,000 in Romania; 300,000 in Belarus; 200,000 in Hungary; 100,000 in East Germany; 100,000 in Lithuania; 70,000-100,000 in Yugoslavia; 30,000-40,000 in Bulgaria; 20,000 in Czechoslovakia; and 5,000 in Albania. Other atrocities included the murder of over 500,000 POWs in Soviet captivity and the mass rape of at least 2 million women by the Red Army...
  • Williams reportedly fails fourth drug test

    02/19/2006 8:35:51 PM PST · by Richard Kimball · 35 replies · 679+ views
    Fox Sports ^ | 2/19/2006
    Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams might miss another season ... and this time it apparently won't be his decision. According to a broadcast report in Miami, which was later confirmed by two sources in a story posted Sunday on the Miami Herald's Web site, the Dolphins running back will be suspended for at least the entire 2006 season after failing a drug test for the fourth time in his career.
  • Canadian pot activist, wanted by U.S., gets bail

    08/02/2005 4:40:38 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 24 replies · 683+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Aug 2nd, 05 | Allan Dowd
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - A judge rejected a U.S. request that a Canadian marijuana activist be held without bail on Tuesday in a case that is likely to ignite debate over the countries' diverging drug policies. U.S. officials say Marc Emery illegally sold millions of dollars worth of marijuana seeds, but Emery's supporters say his business activities were well known for years and tolerated by groups that included Canada's federal health ministry. Emery is a founder of the pro-legalization B.C. Marijuana Party and his arrest comes as the Canadian government is pushing a measure to decriminalize possession of small...
  • Pot-flavored pops upset lawmakers ("A Hit In Every Lick")

    06/19/2005 12:54:37 PM PDT · by mhking · 59 replies · 1,280+ views
    Raspberry, butterscotch, sour apple . . . and pot? Marijuana-flavored lollipops may seem an unlikely product, but sugary treats with weed-inspired flavors such as Purple Haze, Acapulco Gold and Rasta are appearing on the shelves of convenience stores and smoke shops nationwide. Marketers call them a harmless novelty. Anti-drug advocates say the candies encourage people, particularly teens and young children, to smoke pot. "This kind of thing is reprehensible," said state Sen. Vincent Fort, an Atlanta lawmaker who has organized demonstrations against the candy. "It's nothing but dope candy, and that's nothing we need to be training our children to...