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  • Vanderboegh: The Six Apostles

    11/09/2008 9:25:17 PM PST · by Wiekiewicz · 1 replies · 206+ views
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | 11/10/08 | Mike Vanderboegh
    Those of you not familiar with Mike's work should go here to read prior excerpts from his upcoming novel. Those of you who have will enjoy this piece. Please pass it along as you can.
  • Why The Left Wants To Change America: (It Isn't The Kind Of Change America Needs Alert)

    10/27/2008 9:29:09 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 8 replies · 734+ views ^ | 10/28/2008 | Dennis Prager
    If you ask most supporters of Sen. Barack Obama why they so fervently want him to be elected President, they will tell you about their deep yearning for "change." And that, of course, has been the theme of the Obama campaign from its inception -- "change." It is the word found on nearly all the placards at Obama rallies. It is the word most often cited by the candidate himself. But for all its ubiquity and for all the passion of its advocates, what this change is about is not entirely clear. Of course, Obama himself often has spoken about...
  • Warming World In Range Of Dangerous Consequences

    09/22/2008 2:34:51 PM PDT · by cogitator · 11 replies · 200+ views
    Terra Daily ^ | 09/19/2008 | Staff Writers
    The earth will warm about 2.4 degrees C (4.3 degrees F) above pre-industrial levels even under extremely conservative greenhouse-gas emission scenarios and under the assumption that efforts to clean up particulate pollution continue to be successful, according to a new analysis by a pair of researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. That amount of warming falls within what the world's leading climate change authority recently set as the threshold range of temperature increase that would lead to widespread loss of biodiversity, deglaciation and other adverse consequences in nature. The researchers, writing in the online edition of...
  • If There Is No God (Dennis Prager On The Consequences Of Secularism Alert)

    08/19/2008 2:38:07 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 95 replies · 711+ views ^ | 8/19/2008 | Dennis Prager
    We are constantly reminded about the destructive consequences of religion -- intolerance, hatred, division, inquisitions, persecutions of "heretics," holy wars. Though far from the whole story, they are, nevertheless, true. There have been many awful consequences of religion. What one almost never hears described are the deleterious consequences of secularism -- the terrible developments that have accompanied the breakdown of traditional religion and belief in God. For every thousand students who learn about the Spanish Inquisition and the Salem Witch Trials, maybe two learn to associate Gulag, Auschwitz, The Cultural Revolution and the Cambodian genocide with secular regimes and ideologies....
  • Wind Surge Poses a Risk to Salmon and Reveals Flaws in BPA's Power-Regulating System

    07/07/2008 11:46:14 AM PDT · by anymouse · 34 replies · 243+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | July 05, 2008 | GAIL KINSEY HILL
    With Columbia Gorge turbines pumping out extra electricity, the agency had to quickly adjust its hydro generation Columbia Basin river managers had a close call this week when they were forced to cut back on hydropower after a surge in wind energy blasted through the system. The surge forced them to spill more water over dams, risking the health of migrating fish. For the first time, it also exposed serious kinks in a plan that was supposed to deal smoothly with just such emergencies. As it turned out, the spills weren't heavy enough to harm fish. But the federal Bonneville...
  • The cost of green tinkering is in famine and starvation

    04/16/2008 11:07:28 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 14 replies · 170+ views
    The Guardian ^ | April 16th, 2008 | Simon Jenkins
    Farewell the age of reason, welcome the idiocracy. Only George Orwell could have invented - and named - the government's Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) that came into operation yesterday. It is the latest in a long line of measures intended to ease the conscience of the rich while keeping the poor miserable, in this case spectacularly so. The consequences of the RTFO have been much trumpeted on these pages. It says enough that one car tank of bio petrol needs as much grain as it takes to feed an African for a year, or that a reported one-third of...
  • China to step up 're-education' of Tibetans

    04/06/2008 5:45:09 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies · 139+ views
    AFP ^ | Apr 5, 2008
    BEIJING (AFP) — China warned on Saturday it would step up a controversial "re-education" campaign for Tibetans after a fresh protest showed a huge security crackdown had failed to extinguish nearly one month of unrest. The statement in the state-run Tibet Daily newspaper called for Buddhist monks to become Chinese patriots, but activist groups said the heavy-handed techniques already employed in the campaign were inflaming tensions. Efforts by authorities to "re-educate" monks at a monastery in Sichuan province in southwest China led to protests there on Thursday in which at least eight Tibetans were killed, the activist groups said. China's...
  • Federal vice agents tout successes (caused spike in burglaries, could cause murders)

    03/09/2008 10:43:28 AM PDT · by gondramB · 31 replies · 600+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 03/09/08 | Steve Visser
    Metro Atlanta may get a little bloodier. Call it a sign of success. Jack Killorin, who heads a federal narcotics task force, said his agents are rolling up drug-trafficking organizations to the point that they have decreased the quality and raised the price of drugs on the street. Narcotics task force chief Jack Killorin says thefts are up because criminals have to pay more. He credits last year's spike in area burglaries, robberies and car thefts in part to criminals forced to pay more for their illicit drugs. If law enforcement someday succeeds in breaking up established drug territories —...
  • Tom Tancredo's "Consequences" TV advertisement

    12/04/2007 3:53:22 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 17 replies · 139+ views
    Tom Tancredo for President ^ | 4 December 2007 | Team Tancredo has released a new video...CONSEQUENCES
  • Coal plant ruling deflates wind projects

    11/13/2007 6:22:37 AM PST · by Dust in the Wind · 18 replies · 106+ views
    The Hutchinson News ^ | Nov. 13 2007 | The Associated Press
    As many as 13 potential wind-farm projects in western Kansas could be in danger because of the state's decision to reject two coal-fired generating plants near Holcomb, proponents of the wind farms said. New transmission lines were to be part of the $3.6 billion Sunflower Electric Power Corp. project, which was rejected by Rod Bremby, the state's secretary of health and environment.
  • Failure in Iraq Would Have ‘Enormous’ Consequences, Gates Says

    09/16/2007 12:49:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 310+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2007 – Failure in Iraq would empower extremists and have “enormous” consequences for the Middle East and the United States, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today during his appearance on two television news talk shows. Appearing on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace and This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Gates said the consequences of failure is a forgotten theme in Washington’s debate about Iraq. “No matter how you feel about how we got to where we are, the consequences of getting this wrong for Iraq, for the region, for us, are enormous,” he told said....
  • Paddlers protest planned border wall

    07/14/2007 3:29:54 PM PDT · by chaos_5 · 40 replies · 1,196+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jul 14, 2007 | Ed Stoddard
    ROMA, Texas (Reuters) - Dozens of paddlers took to the waters of the Rio Grande on Saturday to protest a planned security fence along the U.S.-Mexico border that supporters say will stem the tide of illegal immigration from the south. "I don't think that the wall is a good option for our countries," said Raul Padilla as he briskly stroked his kayak down the river. "Instead of dividing, we must unite to combat social problems together." His boat was one of 10 from the Mexican side of the river to join 30 kayaks and canoes from the U.S. side for...
  • Mexico, Illegal Immigration And Their Discontents

    03/10/2007 4:28:35 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 51 replies · 1,402+ views
    10 March 2007 | Vanity
    When I woke up this a.m. I first turned on a repeat of a Michael Savage radio show. As usual, he was giving his “Mad at the Mexicans” rant. No doubt, most Freepers would agree with him. But the second thing I did was to begin reading The Atlantic where I found an article by Mathew Quirk titled “The Mexican Connection.” The article contained factual information found elsewhere but worth repeating. Nearly one in seven Mexican workers now work in the United States. Half the population of many rural Mexican villages work in the U.S. Those working here send considerable...
  • Demand for corn driving up meat prices

    03/09/2007 8:44:20 AM PST · by libertarianPA · 36 replies · 899+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 3/9/07 | LIBBY QUAID
    WASHINGTON - Strong demand for corn from ethanol plants is driving up the cost of livestock and will raise prices for beef, pork and chicken, the Agriculture Department said Friday. Meat and poultry production will fall as producers face higher feed costs, the department said in its monthly crop report. Ethanol fuel, which is blended with gasoline, is consuming 20 percent of last year's corn crop and is expected to gobble up more than 25 percent of this year's crop. The price of corn, the main feed for livestock, has driven the cost of feeding chickens up 40 percent, according...
  • Former Pleasant Hill mayor discusses his son's legal troubles

    01/19/2007 6:35:43 PM PST · by SmithL · 154+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 1/19/7 | John Simerman
    PLEASANT HILL - When Mayor Chuck Escover left the city council in 2004 after nine years, he gave the standard vagary of embattled politicians: He wanted to devote more time to his family. But in his case, the battle really was at home, much of it with his middle son, Christopher, said Escover this week. "My whole thought process was I want to be around my kid more and try to monitor what's going on." Since middle school, Christopher ran afoul of the law. He did stints in juvenile hall for property crimes. Escover and his wife, Laura, sent him...
  • Casual sex is a con: women just aren't like men

    01/15/2007 8:04:12 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 562 replies · 11,846+ views
    Sunday Tines ^ | 14 January 2007 | Dawn Eden
    The Sixties generation thought everything should be free. But only a few decades later the hippies were selling water at rock festivals for $5 a bottle. But for me the price of “free love” was even higher. I sacrificed what should have been the best years of my life for the black lie of free love. All the sex I ever had — and I had more than my fair share — far from bringing me the lasting relationship I sought, only made marriage a more distant prospect... And I am not alone. Count me among the dissatisfied daughters of...
  • Why Isn't Homosexuality Considered A Disorder On The Basis Of Its Medical Consequences?

    01/02/2007 3:54:45 PM PST · by CANBFORGIVEN · 18 replies · 795+ views ^ | November 30, 2006 | Special to By Kathleen Melonakos, M.A., R.N.Delaware Family Foundation
    What will it take to insist on truth? Lawsuits? Protests? In my opinion, doctors and other health professionals must exert pressure, or share culpability. Lethal consequences to engaging in defining features of male homosexuality-- promiscuity and anal intercourse ** Note: This article contains explicit references to common, dangerous homosexual sexual practices and is therefore not suitable for young readers.
  • Tantrums Have Consequences . . . Let's Make Consequences for the Tantrum Enablers

    11/08/2006 5:12:35 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 23 replies · 1,205+ views
    Vanity and Call for Action ^ | 8 November 2006 | Vigilanteman
    The link in this article is to a great thread by our Aussie friend asking how America could be so stupid. There are a lot of great comments on that thread. However, I would like this thread to discuss specific things we could do to punish the brats in America for their temper tantrum yesterday. My brain is still foggy from working until closing as a poll watcher after putting in most of a day's work at my regular job. However, there are specific things I plan to do as follows: Downgrade my newspaper subscription to Sunday only. It has...
  • Let The Devil Take Tommorow (Moshe Arens On The Consequences Of Olmert's Folly Alert)

    08/13/2006 8:35:27 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 17 replies · 797+ views ^ | 08/13/06 | Moshe Arens
    To lead the nation in a war to victory was just too much for them. Too heavy a burden for their narrow shoulders. That trio - Ehud Olmert, Amir Peretz and Tzipi Livni - asked and received a mandate to lead the people of Israel, promising to take our fate into our own hands and unilaterally establish Israel's borders by evacuating Israelis who live in Judea and Samaria, and turn Israel into a country "in which it will be a pleasure to live." We do not know and probably will never know if they would have been up to that...
  • GOP stem cell split may have consequences

    07/18/2006 4:11:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 50 replies · 714+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/18/06 | Liz Sidoti - ap
    WASHINGTON - Republican presidential hopefuls split on whether to provide more federal dollars for embryonic stem cell research, reflecting a GOP rift on an issue that could have political consequences in this year's midterm elections and in 2008. "President Bush and I do not differ about the need for strong guidelines governing stem cell research," said Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn. However, the heart surgeon added: "The limit on cell lines available for federally funded research is too restrictive." Frist and Sen. John McCain (news, bio, voting record), R-Ariz., abortion opponents who are considering presidential bids, broke with Bush...
  • New liberal strategy: Assault 7-year-olds

    06/17/2006 2:10:18 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 55 replies · 2,286+ views ^ | Saturday, June 17, 2006 | Kevin McCullough
    Liberals in Lexington, Mass., have taken to beating up the 7-year-old children of their political opponents. This disgusting tactic should be featured on the front pages of every newspaper across the nation, yet you've heard nary a word about it. Here are the specs: A number of months ago, as first reported by yours truly, Superintendent Paul Ash decided to have his second-grade teachers begin reading a "fairy tale" about two princes getting it on homosexual style to be read in the classrooms under his direction. The book was called "King and King." In reaction, parents from the Estabrook School...
  • U.S. TV Ad Targets Consequences of Unilateral Withdrawal Plan

    05/22/2006 7:26:28 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 2 replies · 265+ views ^ | 16:57 May 22, '06 / 24 Iyar 5766 | Hana Levi Julian
    U.S. TV Ad Targets Consequences of Unilateral Withdrawal Plan 16:57 May 22, '06 / 24 Iyar 5766 by Hana Levi Julian A television advertising campaign in the United States is reminding viewers of the costs of returning territory to the Palestinian Authority. The Center for Security Policy is sponsoring the campaign, which targets Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s unilateral withdrawal plan. The ad, which is being broadcast on national television in the U.S. beginning, is timed to coincide with Olmert’s visit to Washington. Olmert is slated to meet with President George W. Bush on Tuesday and is expected to promote his...
  • Abortion pill has potential to destroy women's lives

    04/09/2006 6:13:04 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 19 replies · 822+ views
    The Patriot-News ^ | April 09, 2006 | ANNE MARIE MANNING
    If I, as a doctor, offered you a pill that had just been linked to the deaths of two women, do you think you could trust my medical judgment? Or would you go shopping for a different doctor -- one who didn't prescribe potentially lethal drugs? As a practicing ob/gyn, I am deeply troubled by those who would continue to defend RU-486 -- after the Food and Drug Administration announced recently that two more women had died after taking the drug. How many more women have to die before this dangerous pill is pulled from the market? It appears that...
  • Environmentalists concerned about avalanche of cigarette butts

    03/25/2006 8:48:05 PM PST · by P-40 · 124 replies · 1,543+ views
    News8Austin ^ | 3/25/2006 | Reagan Hackleman
    Now that smokers have to light up outside Austin restaurants and bars, a new problem is piling up. More smokers are flicking their cigarette butts on the ground and littering downtown streets. “I’ve heard from bar owners and bartenders that the problem has gotten significantly worse after the smoking ordinance,” Brian Block of Keep Austin Beautiful said. That could be causing an environmental problem for the city. It's what happens after the cigarette butts are thrown down that has environmentalists worried. Environmentalists want the city and bars to supply ashtrays to keep cigarette butts from polluting Town Lake. "Those cigarette...
  • Judging Google

    01/31/2006 1:05:43 PM PST · by WaterDragon · 20 replies · 472+ views
    TCS Daily ^ | January 31, 2006 | Glenn Harlan Reynolds
    So Google is cooperating with the Chinese, and there's been a firestorm of criticism. The Times of London observes: “Until now, Chinese net users who were blocked from accessing a site knew that the information was there and was being kept from them by their own government. From now on it is Google which will be keeping data from them, in direct contradiction of its own declared mission ‘to organise the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful’. “The reaction to Google's move has been highly critical. The watchdog organisation Reporters Without Borders called it ‘a black day...
  • Doctors could face death penalty for illegal abortions, some say

    08/27/2005 3:00:07 PM PDT · by hocndoc · 10 replies · 810+ views
    Waco Tribune ^ | August 27,2005 | Tommy Witherspoon
    Doctors could face death penalty for illegal abortions, some say By Tommy Witherspoon Tribune-Herald staff writer Saturday, August 27, 2005 Doctors who perform illegal abortions in Texas could be prosecuted for capital murder and face a death sentence under recent changes in Texas law that have resulted in apparent unintended consequences. While officials familiar with the new legislation say such prosecutions are unlikely, the possibility of a doctor on death row, whether intentional or not, puts a sharp focus on the importance of analyzing legislative activity every two years, officials say. That's what Lindsey Roberts, director of training for the...
  • Revisiting Kelo v. New London: The Tax Consequences of the Supreme Court’s Ruling

    08/03/2005 2:56:54 PM PDT · by FreeKeys · 9 replies · 898+ views
    TAX POLICY BLOG ^ | August 3, 2005 | Chris Atkins
    In Kelo v. New London, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that that Takings Clause of the U.S. Constitution did not bar the city of New London, CT, from using its eminent domain power to transfer ownership of land from homeowners to economic developers so long as the transfer furthered a valid “public purpose.” The Court accepted the argument of New London that transferring the property from the current homeowners to private developers would increase the number of jobs in New London and increase the tax revenues available to the city. This, in the Court’s mind, was enough to satisfy the...
  • The Burden of Free Markets - (ChiComs' ominous expansionism; a different perspective)

    07/23/2005 7:50:42 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 412+ views
    AMERICAN SPECTATOR.ORG ^ | JULY 22, 2005 | J. Peter Freire
    Engaging in philosophical economics can be very exciting for those with the right charts and graphs, which is why it can be vexing for those who only care about bottom lines. Your ability to explain the superiority of supply-side whatever will only go so far with a businessman whose eye is fixated on his ledger. Moral arguments, let alone nationalistic ones, won't register. Which is why China's attempt to purchase UNOCAL, an American oil company, is such an interesting story. Who for a moment could believe that our good friend China (good enough to have high trade status with, anyway)...
  • Warren Buffett remains bearish on the dollar

    06/23/2005 10:25:17 PM PDT · by familyop · 17 replies · 729+ views
    Reuters by way of MSNBC ^ | 23JUN05 | Reuters
    NEW YORK - Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said on Thursday in an interview on CNBC he maintains a long-term bearish view on the dollar due to the size of the U.S. trade deficit, despite the currency's recent strength. . . . The latest available data show that the U.S. current account deficit widened to $195 billion in the first quarter of this year, or 6.4 percent of gross domestic product — a record by both measures. This means the U.S. economy must attract around $2 billion of foreign capital every day just to balance its books, alleviate the downward pressure...
  • What if we don't win? - (consequences of quitting in Iraq far more serious than Vietnam loss)

    06/04/2005 9:27:08 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 21 replies · 802+ views
    In Iraq, they say, failure is not an option. But it is a possibility. From the start of the intervention, two critical questions have awaited answers: Is there a critical mass of Iraqis who are willing to fight for freedom rather than submit to tyranny? And can the American military -- designed to confront the Soviet Union, a lumbering giant - learn to effectively fight an elusive enemy who plays by no rules and need not win a single battle? All that the enemy has to do is erode our will to fight. Video tapes of beheadings and suicide bombings...
  • My son just called from Afghanistan....

    05/17/2005 11:51:18 AM PDT · by mikebake · 121 replies · 5,720+ views
    I have posted a few times before; my son is a Marine stationed at a primitive firebase in eastern Afghanistan. They conduct constant missions rooting out insurgents along the Pakistani border; he has been there for about 8 months, due to leave there mid-June for a break, then possibly to Iraq. Today I got a call from him at my work; never had him do that. Satellite phone, big time delay............."Just wanted to see how everyone is......." he says. Some more pleasantries, and then my son, who has never been too vocal about current events or politics, says that the...
  • Runaway Country (Debra Saunders On A Runaway Bride, Sociopathy And Forgiveness Alert)

    05/03/2005 11:38:26 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 8 replies · 623+ views ^ | 05/04/05 | Debra Saunders
    When the feds quickly announce they won't press charges against runaway-bride Jennifer Wilbanks, 32, when the Albuquerque police chief discusses the "stress that she's been through" and law enforcement in Georgia is still noodling over whether to prosecute her for staging a kidnapping that didn't happen, you know you live in a country where actions mean nothing. Don't get me wrong: There have been serious consequences to Wilbanks' apparently premeditated hoax -- she bought her bus ticket a week before running off, and left behind her keys, wallet and ring, which made her disappearance look like a kidnapping, or worse....
  • Piling on more rules threatens freedoms - (internet under threat of regulation)

    04/20/2005 9:55:05 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 389+ views
    Once again, the political right and the political left are united by one common objective: the suppression of unorthodox speech that threatens their two-party duopoly. Sneaking in quietly, on little bureaucrat feet, lawyers and other agents of the Incumbent-ocracy are enacting rules that will threaten the economic livelihoods, and possibly even the personal freedoms, of those who express heterodox opinions. On the right, Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, wants criminal penalties for "indecent" speech over the airwaves. Fines weren't good enough. Sensenbrenner & Co. think the likes of Howard Stern should go to jail. Some...
  • U.S. to Specify Documents Needed for Driver's Licenses

    12/09/2004 7:53:47 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 36 replies · 952+ views
    NY Times ^ | Dec 9, 2004 | MATTHEW L. WALD
    The intelligence agency overhaul given final approval on Wednesday by the Senate also reorganizes the way the states grant driver's licenses, a change that civil liberties advocates and some security experts say could have far-reaching consequences. Issuing driver's licenses has always been mostly a state function, but the new law requires the federal Department of Homeland Security to issue regulations on what documentation a state must require before it can grant a license. It also requires that the licenses be "machine readable," which will probably be accomplished through a magnetic stripe or a bar code or both. The printed format...
  • Did Early Exit polls Drive the Record Vote? (a FReeper editorial)

    11/03/2004 1:51:25 PM PST · by copycat · 39 replies · 1,111+ views
    copycat's litter box ^ | 11/3/04 | copycat
    After listening to pundits reflect upon yesterday's extremely inaccurate early exit polls, it becomes clear that either the AP simply threw science to the wind by sending all women pollers to interview all women voters, or that they tried to affect the election and depress the R vote. Personally, I think the latter. After CBS's forged documents and the timing of trumped up "stories" by the NYTimes in the last ten days, I admit that I am cynical enough to believe that early exit poll data was manipulated in order to simulate a Kerry lead. As I said yesterday, however,...
  • Money walks as Moore scares donations away

    09/30/2004 8:42:18 AM PDT · by batter · 38 replies · 1,948+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 30 September 2004 | Derek P. Jensen
    Can Moore mean less? Utah Valley State College donors - who vote with their pocketbook and are upset the Bush-bashing filmmaker is coming to the Orem campus - are saying yes. Hal Wing, a businessman and former Springville mayor, has yanked a $1.4 million art collection and nearly that much in cash promised for the school. Others are threatening to withhold millions more due to the Michael Moore invitation. One resident refuses to attend his grandson's spring graduation from UVSC, a school spokesman says, and parents are threatening to send their kids elsewhere. "They've kicked over a beehive," said Wing,...
  • McGee admits to jamming phones (Former Republican official in New Hampshire)

    08/02/2004 3:47:12 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 8 replies · 1,016+ views
    Concord Monitor ^ | 29 July 2004 | Sarah C. Vos
    McGee admits to jamming phones He could face up to 5 years in prison By SARAH C. VOS Monitor staff ----------------------------------------------------------------------- --------- July 29. 2004 8:11AM C harles McGee, the former executive director of the New Hampshire Republican State Committee, admitted yesterday to jamming Democratic party phone lines on election day in November 2002. McGee, 34, was the second person to plead guilty to a felony for the more than 800 hang-up phone calls that an Idaho company made to five state Democratic party offices and the Manchester Professional Firefighters Association, a group that was offering rides to the...
  • Antibiotic-resistant strain of syphilis is spreading

    07/07/2004 4:37:59 PM PDT · by Grig · 154 replies · 1,862+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | July 7, 2004, 5:00 PM EDT
    Antibiotic-resistant strain of syphilis is spreading A fast-spreading mutant strain of syphilis has proved resistant to the antibiotic pills that are offered to some patients as an alternative to painful penicillin shots. Since the late 1990s, doctors and public health clinics have been giving azithromycin to some syphilis patients because the long-acting antibiotic pill was highly effective and easy to use. Four pills taken at once were usually enough to cure syphilis. But now researchers at University of Washington in Seattle have found at least 10 percent of syphilis samples from patients at sexually transmitted disease clinics in four cities...
  • Bride is knocked flat by dress-row sheriff

    03/09/2004 2:10:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies · 216+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | March 9, 2004 | Auslan Cramb, Scotland Correspondent
    Margaret Christie, 51, was asked to model the dress in court after refusing to wear it on her wedding day, and said she felt humiliated by the sheriff's "sexist" observations on her figure. She wanted to win back the £250 she had spent on materials, but instead was ordered at Dundee Sheriff Court to pay the dressmaker £200. In a written judgment, Sheriff Richard Davidson said she suited the disputed dress but was not able to achieve the "degree of voluptuousness" she was hoping for. He added: "Unfortunately, she did not have the necessary basic ingredients for having voluptuousness. The...

    02/06/2004 6:47:14 AM PST · by NativeNewYorker · 28 replies · 364+ views
    gannett wire via bloomberg no url | 2/6/4 | DEB PRICE
    Gloria Bailey and Linda Davies laugh when they recall singing The Beatles' ``When I'm 64'' to one another when they fell in love as closeted social workers in Massachusetts. Looking back, they say their younger selves could never have imagined they'd one day be openly gay, let alone one of the seven high-profile couples who persuaded Massachusetts' top court to rule they can marry beginning May 17. But just as unfathomable, the couple of 32 years says, is that they'd ever be 64. Growing old seemed to Linda and Gloria like something other people did. Or, more specifically, something older...
  • FDA to Debate Sale of Morning-After Pill

    12/16/2003 12:27:03 PM PST · by samiam1972 · 45 replies · 481+ views ^ | 12-16-03 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — Medical and women's groups are asking the government to allow a morning-after pill to sell without a prescription, saying easier access could prevent more than a million unplanned pregnancies and hundreds of thousands of abortions every year. If fertilization already has occurred, it prevents the egg from implanting into the uterus, the medical definition of pregnancy. If a woman already had become pregnant, emergency contraception would have no effect. So it hasn't proved nearly as contentious as RU-486, the abortion pill.
  • Compassionate Society Should Discourage Deadly Homosexual Behavior

    12/12/2003 11:39:40 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 111 replies · 1,215+ views
    American Family Association ^ | March 19, 2001 | Gary Glenn, State Director AFA/Michigan
    The New England Journal of Medicine reports that men who smoke risk cutting 7.3 years off their lives. Oxford University's International Journal of Epidimiology, 1997, reports "...Life expectancy at age 20 years for gay and bisexual men is 8 to 20 years less than for all men...nearly half of gay and bisexual men currently aged 20 years will not reach their 65th birthday. Judging by the years at risk, homosexual activity is up to three times deadlier than smoking. Click on the link and you will be directed to where you can click on another link to see the official...
  • WHO Chief Presses Rich Nations for More AIDS Cash (hand me your wallet)

    12/07/2003 2:40:33 PM PST · by traumer · 46 replies · 276+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Dec 07, 2003
    BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - The head of the World Health Organization (news - web sites) on Sunday urged rich nations to provide more money to fight AIDS (news -web sites), which is devastating African nations. WHO Director General Jong-Wook Lee called on Britain, Japan and Scandinavian nations in particular to donate more money to the organization's global push against the disease, estimated to be killing 8,000 people a day. "The trend is more money is becoming available, we have to put in more requests and suggestions and pressure to the countries," said Lee, in Brazil for a global health conference....
  • HIV/AIDS increases in US, but failed US approach still exported to Africa

    12/02/2003 5:00:18 PM PST · by Coleus · 33 replies · 575+ views
    The cult of the condom is failing us in America where the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports the incidents of HIV/AIDS is increasing among the group that knows the most about condoms --- gay men. Yet, policy makers continue to insist that condoms are the answer to AIDs in Africa. We report today on the new CDC numbers and statements by policy makers on World AIDs Day in support of condoms.Spread the word. Yours sincerely,Austin RusePresident Action item:  You may access a copy of the CDC report by going to ___________________________________________________________________________ CULTURE & COSMOS December 2, 2003...
  • Sorting out the facts on AIDS

    12/02/2003 7:58:03 AM PST · by mikeb704 · 50 replies · 3,170+ views
    Oak Lawn (IL) Reporter ^ | 12/4/03 | Michael M. Bates
    Last Monday was designated World AIDS Day. U.S. Health Secretary Tommy Thompson, speaking from the AIDS-ravaged continent of Africa, said that it looks like we’re losing the war against the deadly disease. Former South African president Nelson Mandela hosted a concert in Cape Town as part of an effort to have AIDS declared a global emergency. Taped messages from Bill Clinton and Jesse Jackson were shown. Sitting near Mandela was Oprah Winfrey. Yes, the same Oprah who in 1987 presciently observed: "Research studies now project that one in five – listen to me, hard to believe – one in five...
  • Gay Group Admits AIDS Culpability

    12/02/2003 5:06:32 PM PST · by Federalist 78 · 25 replies · 588+ views
    Focus on the Family ^ | December 2, 2003 | Steve Jordahl
    Homosexual community acknowledges it is facing consequences of deviant sexual behavior.The homosexual community may finally be coming to terms with the consequences of its sexual excesses. In a stunning admission, a Seattle AIDS organization published a manifesto that asks gay men to take responsibility for the spread of the disease. Although the document concludes that condom use is the ultimate answer to preventing the spread of AIDS, statements like "men must act against the behaviors . . . responsible for the increased spread of (the) disease" signal an awareness of the dangers of the lifestyle."It's very contentious in the community...
  • S.F. has nation's highest syphilis rate

    11/21/2003 10:48:53 AM PST · by Pikamax · 44 replies · 878+ views
    SFGATE ^ | 11/21/03 | Sabin Russell
    <p>With a top national ranking it could surely do without, San Francisco has surpassed Detroit as the city with the highest per-capita rate of syphilis in the United States.</p> <p>Driven by an increase in new cases among gay white men, the nation's syphilis rate rose 9.1 percent in 2002, the second consecutive increase after a decade of decline that had raised hopes the sexually transmitted disease could be eliminated in the country.</p>
  • Syphilis increase sparks AIDS concerns

    11/20/2003 9:08:21 PM PST · by neverdem · 68 replies · 1,445+ views
    UPI ^ | Nov 20, 2003 | Steve Mitchell
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Syphilis rates rose dramatically for the second straight year in the United States, particularly among gay and bisexual men, a finding that has health officials worried about an increase in HIV/AIDS cases in the coming years. Overall, the U.S. syphilis rate rose by 9 percent between 2001 and 2002, the second consecutive increase from an all-time low in 2000, according to figures released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The bulk of the increase occurred among men, rising by about 27 percent overall, including a staggering increase of more than...
  • 'Forgotten' Malaria Still Kills Millions

    09/19/2003 5:50:12 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 4 replies · 224+ views
    Associated Press ^ | September 19, 2003 | GLENN McKENZIE
    LAGOS, Nigeria - Shivering and sweating feverishly, Felicia Egbuchue took the malaria medicine her doctor prescribed. Although it had cured her in years past, this time it didn't. She was rushed to the hospital, and hooked up to an intravenous drip. "I have no inner strength. I feel like I'm dying," the 30-year-old university student said from her hospital bed. Malaria, the ancient mosquito-borne disease that was rolled back by medical advances in the mid-20th century, is making a deadly comeback. Strains of the disease are becoming increasingly resistant to treatment, infecting and killing more people than ever before —...
  • Woman Who Went to Iraq as 'human Shield' Faces Federal Fine

    08/09/2003 3:53:20 AM PDT · by jpthomas · 45 replies · 332+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 8, 2003 | AP staff
    SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - A woman who went to Iraq to serve as a human shield during the war faces thousands of dollars in federal civil penalties. She says she'll go to prison rather than pay. Faith Fippinger of Sarasota was told in a letter from the U.S. Department of Treasury that she broke the law by crossing the Iraqi border, violating U.S. sanctions that prohibit American citizens from "virtually all direct or indirect commercial, financial or trade transactions with Iraq." Fippinger, 62, who learned of the March 20 letter when she returned home May 4, owes the United States...