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  • Top GOP official seeks McConnell ouster as Senate leader ‘GOP brand is being damaged,’

    09/28/2015 2:08:45 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 09/28/15 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    With John Boehner now departing as House speaker, an influential Republican Party official is now seeking the ouster of another GOP leader who has frustrated conservatives: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. “McConnell needs to resign!!” Louisiana GOP Chairman Roger Villere wrote in a Facebook posting. Mr. Villere isn’t just any Republican. He’s the longest-serving state GOP chairman in the nation, with 12 years on the job, and is the vice chairman of the Republican National Committee, the GOP’s national governing body. He also serves on the RNC’s executive committee that makes decisions alongside Chairman Reince Priebus. “Mitch is a good...
  • Hundreds Of Jewish Tombs Damaged In Northern France [Mass Deportation of Islamic Dogs?]

    02/15/2015 3:57:12 PM PST · by Steelfish · 21 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | February 15, 2015
    Feb. 15, 2015 Hundreds Of Jewish Tombs Damaged In Northern France Hundreds of graves have been vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in eastern France, in what the president called an "odious and barbaric" anti-Semitic act against French values. The vandalism comes at a time of growing insecurity among French Jews and amid general religious tensions in Europe, after Islamic radicals attacked a kosher market and a satirical newspaper in Paris last month and similar attacks hit Denmark this weekend. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said in a statement Sunday that a criminal investigation team is at the damaged cemetery in...
  • Chinese Consulate In San Francisco Damaged In Arson Attack

    01/02/2014 10:10:20 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 10 replies ^ | January 2, 2014 | no attribution
    According to a statement released by a Chinese Consulate spokesperson on the consulate’s website Thursday morning, a person emerged from a minivan parked in front of the consulate’s main entrance at about 9:25 p.m. and poured two buckets of gasoline onto the front door before setting it on fire.
  • Jeb Bush is back in the spotlight — and thinking about 2016

    03/05/2013 9:00:00 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 69 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 5, 2013 | Peter Wallsten and David Nakamura,
    Former Florida governor Jeb Bush, who has remained on the sidelines since his older brother left the White House with dismal ratings four years ago, has jumped back into the political fray this week with a new book, wall-to-wall television interviews and a round of public speaking engagements. His appearances mark a change in approach for Bush, 60, who has operated as more of a Republican elder statesman since leaving Tallahassee in 2007 but is now clearly considering a run for the White House.
  • Rumsfeld: If Gadhafi Stays, U.S. Reputation Damaged, American Enemies Emboldened

    03/27/2011 11:40:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/27/11 | Joshua Miller
    Washington - Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said today that if Gadhafi remains in power in Libya, it will damage the prestige of the United States. He compared the possible scenario of Gadhafi staying in power in Tripoli to the U.S. and coalition forces not removing Saddam Hussein during the 1991 Gulf War, though he refused to take a firm stand on whether U.S. military action in Libya was the correct move for the Obama administration. In an exclusive interview on "This Week" with ABC News' Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper, Rumsfeld said, "the fact is we are
  • Beyond liver transplants: Acutely damaged livers may be repaired via transplanted hepatocytes

    02/01/2010 10:52:12 AM PST · by decimon · 5 replies · 367+ views
    Tampa, Fla. (Feb. 01, 2010) – A research team from the National Taiwan University Hospital has evaluated the efficiency of transplanted hepatocyte (liver) cells in animal models severely damaged by two kinds of chemical toxicity to see whether and how transplanted hepatocytes were able to efficiently repopulate the toxin-induced, severely damaged livers. The results of this study are published in the current double issue of Cell Transplantation (18:10/11) and are freely available on-line at . The study was carried out in the on-going effort to evaluate hepatocyte transplantation as an alternative to liver transplantation, not only because of the...
  • Lungs of fatal swine flu patients badly damaged

    09/03/2009 11:39:02 AM PDT · by neverdem · 159 replies · 4,963+ views
    The Canadian Press ^ | Sep. 3 2009 | NA
    TORONTO -- The lungs of people who have died from swine flu look more like those of the victims of H5N1 avian influenza than those of people who succumb to regular flu, the chief of infectious diseases pathology at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control says. Study of about 70 fatal H1N1 cases so far also reveals there may be more incidences of co-infections with bacteria than was earlier thought, Dr. Sherif Zaki told The Canadian Press in an interview. The damage to lung tissue is consistent with that inflicted by ARDS or acute respiratory distress symptom, Zaki says, referring...
  • ABC Proves Obama's Point About Petty Politics

    04/17/2008 11:47:03 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 23 replies · 42+ views
    Time.Com ^ | April 17th, 2008 | MICHAEL GRUNWALD
    Obama's memoir dripped with contempt for modern gotcha politics, for a campaign culture obsessed with substantively irrelevant but supposedly symbolic gaffes like John Kerry ordering Swiss cheese or Al Gore sighing or George H.W. Bush checking his watch or Michael Dukakis looking dorky in a tank. "What's troubling is the gap between the magnitude of our challenges and the smallness of our politics—the ease with which we are distracted by the petty and trivial," he wrote.Last night at the National Constitution Center, at a Democratic debate that was hyped by ABC as a discussion of serious constitutional issues, America got...
  • Al Qaeda in Iraq Damaged, But Remains Dangerous

    03/12/2008 5:12:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 140+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 12, 2008 – Coalition and Iraqi military efforts directed against al Qaeda in Iraq and other insurgents over the past few months have achieved much success toward making the country a more stable and secure place for its people, a senior U.S. military officer in Iraq said today. However, recent terrorist attacks against U.S. and Iraqi security forces highlight the fact that more work needs to be done, Army Maj. Gen. Kevin Bergner, a Multinational Force Iraq spokesman, told reporters at a Baghdad news conference. “Even though violence is dramatically reduced from 2006 and 2007, this has unquestionably...
  • Space Shuttle's Left Wing May Be Damaged

    06/12/2007 4:48:53 PM PDT · by XBob · 420 replies · 10,082+ views ^ | 20070612 | NBC News space correspondent Jay Barbree
    Space Shuttle's Left Wing May Be Damaged Meteorite, Space Junk May Have Struck Panels POSTED: 5:13 pm EDT June 12, 2007 UPDATED: 7:00 pm EDT June 12, 2007 Email This Story | Print This Story Sign Up for Breaking News Alerts WASHINGTON -- A meteorite or space junk may have struck Space Shuttle Atlantis' left wing, according to NBC News space correspondent Jay Barbree. NASA recorded a hit on reinforced carbon panels 7 and 8 on the left wing. The panels keep heat from re-entry from burning the spacecraft. ... This is the same area where foam damaged Columbia's left...
  • Conservation-damaged frescoes can be saved [damaging techniques have caused darkening & crumbling]

    05/18/2007 2:16:51 PM PDT · by bedolido · 4 replies · 582+ views ^ | 5-18-2007 | Staff Writer
    Widespread use of a damaging conservation technique has seen many of Italy's Renaissance frescoes darken and crumble. That degradation can now be stopped in its tracks. In the 1960s conservators began coating frescoes in clear acrylic polymers to preserve them, but the treatment has had the opposite effect. "The acrylic makes the fresco look brilliant and well preserved initially," says Piero Baglioni, a chemist at the University of Florence. "But as the plaster can no longer breathe, degradation beneath the coating actually speeds up, due to calcium salt and humidity build-up."
  • The Generation Of 'Damaged' Girls

    02/19/2007 7:19:14 PM PST · by blam · 180 replies · 5,420+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-20-2007 | Sarah Womack
    The generation of 'damaged' girls By Sarah Womack, Social Affairs Correspondent Last Updated: 2:13am GMT 20/02/2007 A generation of very young girls is being psychologically damaged by inappropriate "sexy" clothing, toys and images in the media that are corrupting childhood, leading psychologists warn today. They say marketing takes unfair advantage of children's desire for affection and the need to conform, leading to eating disorders, low self-esteem and depression. Their report echoes a warning by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, and follows a United Nations study last week saying that British children were the unhappiest and unhealthiest in the...
  • Iraqis Disregard Threats to Repair Damaged Roads

    09/06/2006 6:58:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 318+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Cpl. Michael Molinaro
    Iraqis Disregard Threats to Repair Damaged Roads Local contractors disregarded terrorist threats to repair roads and allow Iraqis to travel uninhibited. U.S. Army Cpl. Michael Molinaro FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq. Sept. 6, 2006 -- “Iraqis helping Iraqis” was the theme in the Rasheed district Aug. 25-28 as locals helped patch together a road that had been blown apart by terrorists. Local contractors disregarded terrorist threats and ventured out to repair the roads and allow Iraqis to travel uninhibited. “The workers did a great job and worked very hard for two days to complete this monumental task,” said Staff...
  • Blue Roof program for damaged Katrina homes ends

    03/17/2006 3:34:40 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 314+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Dona Fair
    BATON ROUGE, La. (Army News Service, March 17, 2006) – Another chapter in what has become one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history came to a close as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, along with the Federal Emergency Management Agency closed its Blue Roof program for victims of the devastation caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. A team of more than 700 engineers and other volunteers from throughout 41 Army Corps of Engineers districts worldwide wrapped up a seven-month mission to provide temporary repairs to both residential and public building roofs damaged by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita,...
  • CA: Damaged goods no more (The Gub extols Gray Davis)

    12/11/2005 11:00:36 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 624+ views
    LA Times ^ | 12/11/05 | Editorial
    BACK IN 2003, Arnold Schwarzenegger vilified Gov. Gray Davis as an incompetent tax-and-spend chief executive who needed to be booted from office. Everything that was wrong with California was laid at Davis' feet. The Republican Schwarzenegger won the recall election, and Democrat Davis suffered the ignominy of being the first California governor to be recalled from office. Davis didn't exactly slink away from Sacramento into oblivion, but he was viewed by many as a sort of Charlie Brown character who never got things right. Two short years later, Gov. Schwarzenegger stood next to Davis in the state Capitol and extolled...
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton's family cottage damaged by fire

    04/04/2004 8:13:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 59 replies · 430+ views ^ | 4/03/04
    Hillary Rodham Clinton's family cottage damaged by fire April 3, 2004, 12:42 PM EST LAKE WINOLA, Pa. (AP) _ A lakeside cottage owned by U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's family was slightly damaged in a fire that destroyed an adjacent home. The fire at a ranch home in this small vacation community about 115 miles north of Philadelphia broke out Friday morning. The home was fully engulfed by the time firefighters arrived. The Rodham cottage sustained heat damage on the side and water damage inside after several windows were broken, firefighters said. Tony Rodham, Clinton's brother, was notified at his...
  • Nuclear missile allegedly damaged (Broken Arrow?)

    03/11/2004 10:47:55 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 801+ views
    Seattle PI - via Drudge ^ | 3/11/04 | Mike Barber
    Was it a "broken arrow" at the Trident submarine base in Bangor in November that led to the firing a month later of the Navy leadership overseeing nuclear weapons there?The code words used by the Joint Chiefs of Staff for the most severe level of a nuclear weapon mishap reportedly were invoked Nov. 7 when a Trident I C4 missile was damaged while being removed from the submarine USS Georgia in Bangor. The allegation was raised over the weekend at a watchdog Web site,, run by a former Navy officer, Walt Fitzpatrick of Bremerton. Fitzpatrick has had a significant...
  • Al Qaeda Damaged, But Still Committed to U.S. Attacks

    03/09/2004 12:43:21 PM PST · by Calpernia · 9 replies · 153+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | March 9, 2004 | By John D. Banusiewicz
    Though al Qaeda's leadership structure has been seriously damaged, the organization remains "as committed as ever to attacking the U.S. homeland," the nation's top intelligence official said today on Capitol Hill. Director of Central Intelligence George J. Tenet identified al Qaeda as the biggest danger to the United States in his annual national security threat assessment to the Senate Armed Services Committee. Though many al Qaeda's top leaders have been killed or captured, Tenet said, the organization still is capable of devastating attacks like those of Sept. 11, 2001. "Military and intelligence operations by the United States and its allies...
  • Tenet Briefs Senate on Terror Threats

    02/24/2004 7:54:24 PM PST · by Calpernia · 6 replies · 94+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb. 24, 2004 | By Jim Garamone
    The al Qaeda is "seriously damaged," but the main threat facing the United States remains terrorist groups armed with catastrophic weapons, said George Tenet, the director of Central Intelligence. Tenet testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee, today. He said even if al Qaeda is defeated tomorrow, other groups have been infected with al Qaeda's brand of hatred and are targeting the United States as part of a "global jihad." Tenet said Osama bin Laden formed al Qaeda to spread the anti-western, anti- U.S. jihad around the world. "To bin Laden and his cohorts, Sept. 11 was the shining moment, their...