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  • WALL TO BE LONGER THAN PLANNED (satire)

    07/05/2017 5:21:23 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 4 replies
    unclear | 6/23/2017
    PRESIDENT TRUMP ANNOUNCES SALE OF CALIFORNIA TO MEXICO WASHINGTON (AP) –23 June 2017 President Trump disclosed that he has reached an agreement with Enrique Pena Nieto, President of Mexico, which provides for the sale of substantially all of the State of California to the country of Mexico. President Trump noted that this deal, which he claims “is his largest real estate deal ever” is a win-win for everyone involved. One of the benefits he says he will highlight during a prime time address from the oval office later this evening, will include using the proceeds received by the US from...
  • Antonin Scalia’s Death Could Mark End of Constitution

    02/14/2016 7:00:08 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 120 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 02/13/16 | Ben Shapiro
    The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia doesn't merely mark a tragedy for Constitutional philosophy - it may mark the death of American Constitutionalism as a whole. Scalia's philosophy of jurisprudence is well-known and shaped two generations of conservative thinkers: the Constitution ought to be interpreted according to its original meaning. This shouldn't have been a groundbreaking notion given that most legislation is interpreted according to those rules, but because leftist jurists have spent a century chiseling away at the meaning of the Constitution based on their personal political beliefs, Scalia's reinvigoration of traditional interpretive methodologies made him a...
  • Warming could exceed safe levels in this lifetime

    10/23/2011 10:24:06 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct 23, 2011 | Nina Chestney
    (Reuters) - Global temperature rise could exceed "safe" levels of two degrees Celsius in some parts of the world in many of our lifetimes if greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase, two research papers published in the journal Nature warned. "Certain levels of climate change are very likely within the lifetimes of many people living now ... unless emissions of greenhouse gases are substantially reduced in the coming decades," said a study on Sunday by academics at the English universities of Reading and Oxford, the UK's Met Office Hadley Center and the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand."Large parts of...
  • BREAKING: Computer Error Could Give Prosser 7,381 More Votes, Victory

    04/07/2011 3:02:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/7/11 | Christian Schneider
    After Tuesday night’s Wisconsin Supreme Court election, a computer error in heavily Republican Waukesha County failed to send election results for the entire City of Brookfield to the Associated Press. The error, revealed today, would give incumbent Supreme Court Justice David Prosser a net 7,381 votes against his challenger, attorney Joanne Kloppenburg. On Wednesday, Kloppenburg declared victory after the AP reported she finished the election with a 204-vote lead, out of nearly 1.5 million votes cast. On election night, AP results showed a turnout of 110,000 voters in Waukesha County — well short of the 180,000 voters that turned out...
  • Could This Kill Cancer?

    11/21/2010 1:59:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 11/21/10 | Staff
    When Hendrik Luesch invited me to Florida to go snorkeling, I didn’t expect to be wading through brackish muck in the Indian River Lagoon, a 156-mile-long estuary. (Snip) Luesch sprinkled Symploca extract on cultures of colon, bone, and breast-cancer cells, and they withered within hours, as though they’d been doused with Roundup; he did the same with healthy cells, and they survived virtually unscathed. Luesch christened the new compound “largazole” (the first batch came from algae near Key Largo), and has recently completed animal testing: in mice, largazole slowed the growth of cancerous colorectal tumors.
  • Could LASIK Lead to 'Permanent Vision Problems'?

    09/22/2010 1:08:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 86 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | 9/22/10 | Kim Carollo
    A former Food and Drug Administration official who helped get the vision correction surgery LASIK approved back in the 1990s but later spoke out against the procedure is taking his concerns directly to current regulators at the FDA. Morris Waxler, who is now an independent regulatory consultant, filed a citizens petition today urging the agency to take steps to stop what he calls "the epidemic of permanent vision problems" caused by LASIK. Waxler's petition implores the FDA to take actions to crack down on the procedure, including issuing a public health advisory that warns the public about the dangers associated...
  • Obamacare could sink Obama

    08/07/2010 10:29:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    daily mail ^ | August 7, 2010 | Don Surber
    Nikki Phelps struggled against kidney cancer for 10 years, depleting the life savings of her family and eventually causing them to sell their home in order to supply her with Sutent, a common treatment for cancer. Her insurance company refused to buy the drug. Her insurance company was the government of England, which through its National Health Service, refused to supply her with this drug. She died this spring. ''As many as 20,000 Britons may have had their lives cut short because of decisions taken by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
  • Mark Tapscott: Obamacare could kill AARP

    07/29/2009 3:09:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies · 1,357+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/29/09 | Mark Tapscott
    Marketing operations don't get any slicker than the one behind AARP. Their invitation to join arrived in my mail box even before I turned 50. I joined for one year, but never renewed because I knew the truth about this famous group. That truth is this: Millions join AARP and in return receive a host of useful services and resources. But their money and influence are hijacked to support causes that are absolutely inimical to their best interests. The hijacking is the work of AARP's Washington staff, which is an integral part of the tireless liberal lobbying machine that runs...
  • Obamacare Could Kill You

    01/15/2009 8:57:04 AM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies · 523+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 1/15/09 | David Catron
    There can be little doubt that Barack Obama's promise to fix the U.S. health care system was an important ingredient in his recent triumph over John McCain. However, while a majority of voters obviously favor some sort of reform, it isn't at all clear that they understand what the President-elect and his health advisors have planned for them. Indeed, a recent Zogby poll suggests that the President-elect's supporters have managed to remain remarkably innocent about his history and proposals.
  • Global Warming Might Spur Earthquakes and Volcanoes

    08/31/2007 3:20:59 AM PDT · by dennisw · 50 replies · 786+ views
    yahoo.com/LiveScience.com ^ | Thu Aug 30, 5:40 PM ET | Andrea Thompson
    Global Warming Might Spur Earthquakes and Volcanoes Andrea Thompson LiveScience Staff Writer LiveScience.com Thu Aug 30, 5:40 PM ET Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and landslides are some of the additional catastrophes that climate change and its rising sea levels and melting glaciers could bring, a geologist says. The impact of human-induced global warming on Earth's ice and oceans is already noticeable: Greenland's glaciers are melting at an increasing rate, and sea level rose by a little more than half a foot (0.17 meters) globally in the 20th century, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. With these trends in...
  • Sweden could allow freeze-dried corpses

    05/16/2007 7:43:54 AM PDT · by bedolido · 13 replies · 282+ views
    thelocal.se ^ | 05-16-2007 | Staff Writer
    Sweden is considering allowing freeze-drying as a new method to bury the dead instead of traditional burials and cremations, Culture Minister Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth told the Swedish church's weekly paper on Wednesday. "I would like to push for the issue of freeze-drying. I think it is interesting and based on what I have heard I have a positive view of the method," Adelsohn Liljeroth, whose brief covers burial laws, told Kyrkans Tidning. The freeze-drying method offers an environmentally friendly burial transforming corpses into organic compost. Traditional burials and cremations hurt the environment by polluting air and water, as a corpse...
  • Catastrophic Mudslide Could Last 100 Years, Say Scientists

    09/25/2006 7:44:43 PM PDT · by blam · 34 replies · 1,333+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 9-26-2006 | John Aglionby
    Catastrophic mudslide could last 100 years, say scientists · Land in East Java likely to collapse as thousands flee· Attempts to seal channels will 'probably not succeed' John Aglionby in Jakarta Tuesday September 26, 2006 The Guardian (UK) Smoke rises from the site of the mudslide in East Java. Photograph: Vinai Dithajohn/EPA Mud, gas and boiling water that have been gushing out of the ground in East Java since May, submerging half a dozen villages and 20 factories, could continue for a century with "catastrophic consequences", European experts said yesterday. Efforts to seal the channels through which the mud is...
  • Iran could halt nuclear enrichment -president

    09/21/2006 12:39:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 515+ views
    Swiss Info ^ | 09/21/2006 | Paul Taylor and Carol Giacomo
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran is prepared to negotiate a suspension of its most sensitive nuclear work if it receives fair guarantees in talks with major powers, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Thursday. He said talks with the European Union on Iran's nuclear program were on the right track and he hoped no one would try to sabotage them, an apparent reference to the United States. He said talks with the European Union on Iran's nuclear program were on the right track and he hoped no one would try to sabotage them, an apparent reference to the United States....
  • Iran Could Cut West's Oil Supplies In Event Of War, Warns American Chief In Gulf

    09/20/2006 6:30:14 PM PDT · by blam · 54 replies · 1,227+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-21-2006 | Alec Russell
    Iran could cut West's oil supplies in event of war, warns American chief in Gulf By Alec Russell in Washington (Filed: 21/09/2006) Iran could trigger a global terrorist campaign and choke the West's oil supplies in the event of war with America, the top US commander in the region has warned. In a rare public discussion of how a war with Iran might unfold, Gen John Abizaid, the chief of the US Central Command, gave a sobering assessment of Iran's military potential. He warned that in a war Iran would rely on unconventional means to challenge America's superiority. "Number one,...
  • Louisville’s Freedom Walk Could Draw 5,000 Participants

    09/07/2006 4:22:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 667+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2006 – Thousands of Kentuckians are expected to show their patriotism at the Sept. 10 Freedom Walk in Louisville, Ky., a volunteer organizer for the event said yesterday. “I think it’s more than appropriate that we show support for our troops who have their lives on the line daily to ensure that we have freedom,” Wayne Hettinger told American Forces Press Service during a telephone interview from his office in Louisville. “The response we’ve had in the Louisville area has been phenomenal,” Hettinger said, noting he and other Louisville Freedom Walk organizers are preparing for a large...
  • Terrorist assaults on schools? Could happen here, book says (Frightening of America?)

    08/26/2006 6:31:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 67 replies · 1,426+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Jeff Commings
    The federal government has mapped out a few places that could be targets for a major terrorist attack. NORAD, in Colorado Springs, Colo., for one. The West Wing of the White House. Or another New York City landmark. But the director of an organization that analyzes the country's level of disaster response offers up one more — Tucson's elementary schools. In his new book "Americans at Risk," Irwin Redlener blasts what he calls a slow emergency response by the government to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and last year's Hurricane Katrina. He lists five worst-case scenarios to further illustrate...
  • Pentagon's Satellite-Saving Plan Could Backfire (EMP)

    08/15/2006 2:39:55 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 619+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 8-15-2006 | Jeff Hecht
    Pentagon's satellite-saving plan could backfire 16:37 15 August 2006 NewScientist.com news service Jeff Hecht Protecting hundreds of low-Earth-orbit satellites from destruction seems a laudable idea, and the US Pentagon wants to do just that. But the scheme could backfire, by shutting down civilian and military communications and impairing Global Positioning System signals. The Pentagon is concerned that a high-altitude nuclear explosion or an intense solar storm could fill near-Earth space with charged particles, crippling the operation of many satellites. It has proposed a plan called “radiation belt remediation” to clean it up. The idea is to orbit satellites that would...
  • Anti-Terror Raids Could Spark Riots, Says Police Chief (UK)

    06/24/2006 7:18:25 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 348+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-25-2006 | Ben Leapman
    Anti-terror raids could spark riots, says police chief By Ben Leapman, Home Affairs Correspondent (Filed: 25/06/2006) Anti-terror raids could spark rioting unless police maintain a strong relationship with the Muslim community, according to a senior officer. James Hart, who retired on Friday as Commissioner for the City of London Police, compared today's situation with the tensions that led to the Brixton and Broadwater Farm riots in the 1980s - both sparked by bungled police operations. James Hart: 'We have seen all this before' This month's botched terror raid in Forest Gate, east London, in which a suspect was shot and...
  • Beijing Shopgirl Could Be Descendant Of Confucius

    06/19/2006 5:51:27 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies · 13,628+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-20-2006 | Richard Spencer
    Beijing shopgirl could be descendant of Confucius By Richard Spencer in Beijing (Filed: 20/06/2006) Kong Tao is a 24-year-old sales assistant from a humble village background in eastern China, living in Beijing. But popular belief has it that she is a descendant of Confucius, the Great Sage. Now Miss Kong, with three million other people worldwide, may be able to find out whether her claim to fame is well-merited, or whether she can return to obscurity. The Chinese Academy of Science has said it is willing to offer DNA tests to anyone claiming Confucius as an ancestor. Since Confucius's proper...
  • Cats Could Hold Key To Spread Of Avian Virus (H5N1)

    06/12/2006 5:55:47 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 541+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-13-2006 | Roger Highfield
    Cats could hold key to spread of avian flu virus By Roger Highfield, Science Editor (Filed: 13/06/2006) Cats should become a new focus of efforts to understand and prevent the spread of avian flu, according to government advisers. In a review of the science underpinning the contingency plans drawn up by the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra), Prof Jeffrey Waage, a member of Defra's Science Advisory Group's Epidemic Diseases sub-group, said: "The ability of mammals to contract and transmit the avian influenza virus has important human health implications. "We know about cats as a potential host for...