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  • Cosmetic tweaks to AR-15 thwart New York's 'ban' on assault rifles

    02/14/2014 10:08:43 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/14/2014 | Maxim Lott
    Simple design tweaks are allowing gun makers to get around restrictions New York put in place following the 2012 school shootings in Connecticut, prompting some critics to say the laws were mere window dressing. New York lawmakers passed the SAFE Act last year, and announced with fanfare that it effectively banned the sale of “assault weapons.” But AR-15s, the most popular type of guns often referred to as assault weapons, are sold in Empire State gun shops, freely and legally. The gun is being marketed by Stag Arms as a "New York-compliant AR-15," and features a slightly modified stock and...
  • Slow-acting killer that was Saddam's favourite instrument of vengeance

    11/19/2006 11:31:47 PM PST · by MadIvan · 9 replies · 2,347+ views
    The Times ^ | November 20, 2006 | Mark Henderson
    On New Year’s Day in 1988, Abdullah Ali, an Iraqi businessman who had been living in London for eight years, joined three compatriots for dinner at a restaurant called Cleopatra in Notting Hill.The next morning, he was taken ill with flu-like symptoms and was admitted to hospital. There his condition rapidly deteriorated — his hair fell out, he developed excruciating skin and joint pain, and paralysis and respiratory failure began to set in. Fifteen days later he was dead — but not before he had begun to wonder whether something had been added to his vodka. He was right: the...
  • Yet another secret about Obama's life (Plastic Surgery?)

    10/25/2012 9:35:17 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 35 replies
    WND.com ^ | October 24, 2012 | Jerome R. Corsi
    After 4 years in White House, the surprises keep coming It’s becoming increasingly clear, just days before Barack Obama’s bid for re-election, that America still doesn’t know much about the man who has lived in the White House for the last four years. In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s challenge to Obama to release his college and passport records in exchange for a $5 million donation to Obama’s charities, here’s another secret from Obama’s life of mystery and make-believe. Filmmaker Joel Gilbert contends President Obama has altered his facial profile for the national stage of American politics, citing two nationally...
  • Woman arrested in D.C. for silicone butt implants

    11/17/2011 1:19:27 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 39 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 16NOV2011 | Emily Babay
    Silicone implants that enlarge the buttocks sound risque, but they're also illicit and potentially deadly. A woman accused of offering just that service was recently arrested in a downtown D.C. hotel, according to court records. Federal authorities say women wanted 45-year-old Kimberly Smedley to give them injections of liquid silicone to "increase the size and shape" of their buttocks. Smedley usually performed the injections in hotel rooms and was arrested on Oct. 11 at the JW Marriott near 14th Street NW and Pennsylvania Avenue, according to an application for a search warrant to search items she had with her when...
  • Labioplasty: Risky cosmetic genital surgery for women

    11/12/2009 9:35:12 AM PST · by Senator Goldwater · 179 replies · 7,649+ views
    BBC ^ | November 11, 2009 | BBC News
    Women are undergoing surgery to create perfect genitalia amid a "shocking" lack of information on the potential risks of the procedure, a report says. Research published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology also questions the very notion of aesthetically pleasing genitals. Operations to improve the appearance of the sex organs for both psychological and physical reasons are on the rise. But surgeons said the report overplayed the risks of an established procedure. Researchers from University College London reviewed all the existing studies on cosmetic labial surgery - which generally involves reducing the amount of tissue that protrudes from...
  • DON'T GO THERE: DEMS EYE 10% TAX ON BOTOX, COSMETIC SURGERY

    07/27/2009 2:42:56 PM PDT · by kcvl · 41 replies · 1,671+ views
    DON'T GO THERE: DEMS EYE 10% TAX ON BOTOX, COSMETIC SURGERY Mon Jul 27 2009 17:18:00 ET Face-lifts, tummy tucks and hair transplants could be hit with a new tax to help finance the trillion-dollar healthcare overhaul plan, CONGRESS DAILY reports. The Senate Finance Committee has discussed imposing a 10% excise tax on cosmetic surgery deemed unnecessary for medical purposes. DAILY's Peter Cohn reveals: The idea was broached in a meeting with OMB Director Orszag in mid-July, after which Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus told reporters he had heard some "interesting," "creative," and "kind of fun" ideas. MORE Developing...
  • Ethnic cosmetic surgery: More of it

    03/26/2009 8:39:25 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 16 replies · 6,356+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 3/26/09 | Jennifer Harper
    Viva vanity. Rates for Hispanics getting nip-and tuck: Up 18 percent. Rates for whites: down 3 percent. Wonder why? Well...
  • Bible singers vs. breast implants (MDs also against such makeovers)

    07/25/2005 4:09:55 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 95 replies · 2,567+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | Jul. 25, 2005 | Jeff Bassett
    PENTICTON, B.C.—Hours before a 22-year-old personal banker won a free set of breast implants, elderly churchgoers did their bit to change the minds of 36 contestants ....[Skipping the whole beginning, which was kinda irrelevant] "[I]t's my body and I'm going to do whatever I want," said Tiffany Friesen between celebratory screams and gulps of champagne inside the club. Names of all the contestants, most of whom were 19 or in their early 20s, were taped to a prize wheel for a chance at the $3,000 prize. One by one they filed up on stage in mini skirts and tight dresses...
  • Audit: City reforms just cosmetic - (San Jose) City Hall bungle could happen again, audit finds

    12/10/2004 7:38:34 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 226+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 12/10/04 | Aaron C. Davis
    Key reforms that San Jose City Manager Del Borgsdorf instituted in recent months would not prevent a repeat of the city's bungled $8 million City Hall deal involving Cisco Systems, according to a city audit released Thursday. The audit found that Borgsdorf's biggest reforms to date -- relocating the city's purchasing division and assigning more responsibility to his office for projects -- are more cosmetic than substantive, and fail to address underlying communication failures in his administration that led to the scandal. But even in the face of that criticism, Borgsdorf's future appears secure. After questioning his leadership abilities at...
  • NYC Panel Mulls Tax on Cosmetic Surgery

    02/15/2004 2:34:45 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 23 replies · 326+ views
    aol ^ | 2 13 04 | aolnews
    NEW YORK (Feb. 13) - A tummy tuck may someday make a cosmetic surgery patient's wallet thinner, too, if a New York City tax panel has its way. Imposing sales tax on Botox treatments, breast surgery and other cosmetic procedures could bring in $62 million in revenue for the city, according to the Independent Budget Office. The suggestion was among nearly 70 options included in a report released by the publicly funded, nonpartisan agency on Thursday. "The business of cosmetic enhancements, including both surgical and nonsurgical procedures, is one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States," the report said,...
  • Our Bodies, Our Silicon, Ourselves

    05/18/2003 10:26:16 PM PDT · by Mister Magoo · 17 replies · 625+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 18, 2003 | GINIA BELLAFANTE
    Our Bodies, Our Silicon, Ourselves By GINIA BELLAFANTE Kiné Corder before and after surgery for "Extreme Makeover" on ABC. Last winter, Tammy Guthrie, a 40-year-old mother of three from St. Petersburg, Fla., took a brief leave of absence from her family to undergo some self-improvement in Los Angeles. Five and a half weeks later, she returned, reawakened, to her husband and her three children, all in elementary school. "Throughout my marriage, I'd taken a passive role, thinking that was what my husband wanted," Ms. Guthrie said. Now, three months after coming home, she said: "I'm no longer afraid of his...