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  • Six Times Obama Commemorated Deaths With A Picture Of Himself

    09/26/2016 11:41:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/26/16 | Robert Donachie
    Legendary golfer Arnold Palmer died on September 25, and President Barack Obama immediately rushed to social to remember Palmer … with pictures of himself. President Barack Obama has a habit of commemorating deaths of important figures and Americans by posting a picture of himself on Twitter. Here are five examples of the president doing just that.
  • Songwriter John D. Loudermilk Dead at 82

    09/23/2016 2:20:40 PM PDT · by smalltownslick · 12 replies
    CMT ^ | 9-22-16 | EdwardMorris
    http://www.cmt.com/news/1771190/songwriter-john-d-loudermilk-dead-at-82/
  • U.S. Traffic Fatalities Continued to Surge in First Half of 2016

    08/24/2016 8:06:12 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 68 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 23, 2016 | Beckie Strum
    U.S. Traffic Fatalities Continued to Surge in First Half of 2016 Deaths rose 9%, extending a trend that began two years ago as the economy improved and travel increased Traffic fatalities were up 9% in the first six months of this year compared with the same period last year. By Beckie Strum Traffic fatalities rose 9% in the first six months of 2016, compared with a year earlier, as a stronger economy and falling gas prices encouraged Americans to spend more time behind the wheel, the National Safety Council said on Tuesday. Traffic fatalities have been trending upward since 2014,...
  • Within 2 months ... John Ashe, Seth Conrad Rich, Shawn Lucas ... DEAD.

    08/05/2016 7:36:50 AM PDT · by Rocky Mountain Wild Turkey · 53 replies
    No article. Just an observation .... All these men were connected directly to the DNC. Within the last 2 months ... All. dead. I'm NOT a conspiracy kinda guy. It gets in the way of making effective change. But something smells rotten. ... Discuss....
  • Police are safer under Obama than they have been in decades

    07/10/2016 2:16:52 PM PDT · by blueyon · 72 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/09/16 | Christopher Ingraham
    In the aftermath of the mass shooting of a dozen police officers in Dallas this week, some conservatives rushed to lay blame for the incident at the feet of the Obama administration. Former Republican congressman Joe Walsh said on Twitter that "Obama's words & [Black Lives Matter]'s deeds have gotten cops killed." Rep. Roger Williams (R-Tex.) said, "the spread of misinformation and constant instigation by prominent leaders, including our president" contributed to the killings. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said the shooting had "roots" in the "anti-white/cop events illuminated by Obama." These statements are part of a broader narrative of a...
  • How many must die on I-81? An open letter to government leaders

    07/10/2016 8:13:18 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 86 replies
    The Hagerstown Herald-Mail ^ | July 6, 2016 | Andy Bruns
    Dear Gov. Hogan, Rep. Delaney, Rep. Shuster … somebody: I'm Andy Bruns, and I run The Herald-Mail. I need to tell you something disturbing about myself. At least 10 times a week, I put a bullet in the revolver, spin the cylinder, put the gun to my head and pull the trigger. One of these days, the gun will go off. My friends and family will be devastated, and my children will be fatherless. No, I’m not suicidal. I, along with thousands of others in the region, simply commute to work on Interstate 81. The gun is only a metaphor,...
  • (California) CHP says Camarillo woman distracted by phone kills 2 people, gets misdemeanor

    06/10/2016 7:11:35 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    ABC-7 Los Angeles ^ | June 9, 2016 | Amy Powell
    MOORPARK, Calif. (KABC) -- Two grieving widows who lost their husbands in what the California Highway Patrol called a distracted driving crash were shocked to find out the driver accused of killing them was charged with misdemeanor manslaughter. Jesse Cushman, 43, and Maciek Malish, 53, were killed by a car in Moorpark when they were struck by Rachel Hill of Camarillo, according to police. "My life is ruined, of course, and I don't know how to live without my husband, but at least I expect justice for him," Elizabeth Malish, Maciek Malish's wife said.
  • Rare rallies in Vietnam over mysterious mass fish deaths

    05/01/2016 8:57:07 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 11 replies
    reuters ^ | 5/1/16
    Hundreds of people demonstrated in Vietnam on Sunday against a Taiwanese firm they accuse of causing mass fish deaths along the country's central coast, with some also blaming the government for a sluggish response to a major environmental disaster. Though an official investigation has found no links between the fish deaths and a $10.6 billion coastal steel plant run by a unit of Taiwan's Formosa Plastics, public anger against the company has not abated. Hundreds gathered in Hanoi holding banners that said: "Formosa destroying the environment is a crime" and "Who poisoned the central region's waters?" Others said: "Formosa out...
  • Lonnie Mack, July 18, 1941 - April 21, 2016

    04/21/2016 11:41:18 PM PDT · by smalltownslick · 10 replies
    Alligator Records ^ | 4-21-16 | Alligator Records
    Groundbreaking guitarist and vocalist Lonnie Mack, known as one of rock’s first true guitar heroes, died on April 21, 2016 of natural causes at Centennial Medical Center near his home in Smithville, Tennessee. His early instrumental recordings – among them Wham! and Memphis -- influenced many of rock's greatest players, including Eric Clapton, Duane Allman, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page and especially Stevie Ray Vaughan. He was 74. Rolling Stone called him “a pioneer in rock guitar soloing.” Guitar World said, “Mack attacked the strings with fast, aggressive single-string phrasing and a seamless rhythm style that significantly raised the guitar virtuoso...
  • DEAD OR ALIVE

    03/28/2016 10:19:11 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 26 replies
    Ever wanted to know if a famous person was Dead or Alive?
  • Gardasil Vaccine: One More Girl Dead

    02/22/2016 9:10:21 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 67 replies
    healthimpactnews ^ | February 22, 2016
    Meredith Prohaska was 12 years old. Photo courtesy of WISN. The sudden death of a 12-year-old girl in Waukesha, Wisconsin, just hours after receiving the HPV Gardasil vaccine has shocked the girl's family, and sent local media out asking questions as to how this could happen. Here is a report from WISN 12 News. Dr. Geoffrey Swain of the local health department was interviewed to give the standard CDC reply, which is similar to almost every other vaccine, stating that severe reactions like this resulting in death are "very rare," and about "1 out of a million". Assuming that...
  • Obama silence on cop deaths ripped, 'I'll save you a spot' at funerals mocks sheriff

    02/15/2016 4:22:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/15/16 | Paul Bedard
    President Obama's silence on a wave of recent killings of police officers is being ripped by law enforcement, with one Maryland sheriff taking to Facebook to mock that he will "save you a spot next to me!" at this week's funerals for two deputies. "Mr. President, your silence about these events SPEAKS VOLUMES!!!! PS: I'll be standing outside in the cold next week with my deputies for the funerals of the Harford Co deputies; I'll save you a spot next to me!" Facebooked Carroll County Sheriff Jim DeWees.
  • Listeriosis outbreak linked to packaged salad mixes under investigation

    02/01/2016 2:17:51 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 2-1-16 | Crocker Stephenson
    A multistate outbreak of Listeriosis linked to packaged salad mixes produced by Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. is being investigated by federal, state and local officials. Listeriosis is a rare but serious illness usually caused by food contaminated by the Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, according to the Food and Drug Administration, one of the federal agencies involved in the investigation. The bacteria has been found in salads produced at a Dole facility in Springfield, Ohio. Fifteen people from eight states have been reported infected by the bacteria since July 5. While none of the 15 is from Wisconsin, the Centers for Disease...
  • NOAA: Deaths Caused by Severe Weather Hit 22-Year Low in 2014

    11/16/2015 5:42:12 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/12/15 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Severe weather caused 333 deaths in the United States in 2014, according to the National Weather Service's Summary of Natural Hazard Statistics for 2014. That was the fewest in 22 years. "Fortunately, the United States was again spared any major land falling tropical storms. There were no U.S. tropical storm related deaths in 2014," according to the report. The last time there were fewer "fatalities caused by severe weather" was in 1992, when 308 such deaths were recorded, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. "For the third consecutive year, weather-related deaths dropped significantly," said the NOAA summary. NOAA...
  • Mystery deaths in Sierra Leone spread fear of Ebola relapses

    10/21/2015 7:49:41 AM PDT · by wtd · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/21/2015
    Mystery deaths in Sierra Leone spread fear of Ebola relapsesThroughout the two-year Ebola epidemic, thousands of West African survivors have been shunned by their communities, prompting governments to sponsor messages stressing their complete recovery in a bid to counter …
  • More than 250,000 people killed in Syria war

    10/16/2015 8:05:40 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 48 replies
    AFP ^ | 16 October 2015
    More than a quarter of a million people have been killed in Syria's brutal conflict since it began with anti-government protests over four years ago, a monitoring group said Friday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it has documented the deaths of 250,124 people, including at least 74,426 civilians. The civilian toll includes 12,517 children and 8,062 women.
  • 5 Year Old Girl Brings Smile To Police Officers In Mourning

    09/21/2015 9:54:06 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 31 replies
    weaselzippers ^ | September 20, 2015 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    It had been a long and emotional day for six police officers who decided to stop at a fast food restaurant for dinner after paying their respects to the family of their friend, Kentucky State Trooper Joseph Ponder, who was gunned down during a traffic stop earlier in September. But as the five Kentucky troopers and one Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper finished their meals, a five-year-old girl approached their table with a tray of McDonald’s sundaes. Sarah Yockey, Isabella’s mother, said her daughter had asked if she could use her allowance money to treat the officers to ice cream...
  • Wisconsin records fewest July traffic deaths in 72 years

    08/06/2015 5:05:17 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 8-6-15 | Rodnesha Johes
    Wisconsin last month recorded the second lowest number of traffic deaths in July since the 1930s.
  • Terror attacks, deaths up sharply in 2014: State Department (Obama's Watch)

    06/19/2015 4:21:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/19/15 | Warren Strobel
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Terrorist attacks worldwide surged by more than a third and fatalities soared by 81 percent in 2014, a year that also saw Islamic State eclipse al Qaeda as the leading jihadist militant group, the U.S. State Department said on Friday. In its annual report on terrorism, the department also charts an unprecedented flow of foreign fighters to Syria, often lured by Islamic State's use of social media and drawn from diverse social backgrounds. Taken together, the trends point to a sobering challenge from militant groups worldwide to the United States and its allies despite severe blows inflicted...
  • More than 300,000 people killed in Syria since 2011

    06/09/2015 7:49:57 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 7 replies
    UPI ^ | June 9, 2015 | FRED LAMBERT
    DAMASCUS, Syria, June 9 (UPI) -- A human rights observer group says more than 320,000 people have been killed in the Syrian Civil War since 2011. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says it documented 230,618 deaths in the Syrian Civil War between March 2011, when the conflict began, and June 8, 2015.
  • Arpaio disappointed as business owners, not US senator’s son and daughter-in-law, face new charges

    05/14/2015 4:58:05 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is disappointed with today’s announcements related to new charges in the deaths of 21 dogs at an East Valley pet boarding business in 2014. The owners of the Green Acre Boarding business in Gilbert have been indicted by a Maricopa County grand jury in the 2014 incident. Jesse Todd Hughes and Maleisa Maurine Hughes face animal cruelty and fraud charges. The new charges came after Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery withdrew previous indictments against the owners as well as Austin and Logan Flake. Austin Flake is the son of U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, and Logan...
  • Baldwin talks transparency while keeping her secrets in Tomah VA scandal

    03/11/2015 10:14:46 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 3-11-15 | M. D. Kittle
    The irony cannot be lost on U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin. Can it? The Madison Democrat, whose office dropped the ball on a report last year pointing to serious problems at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Tomah, fired off a press release Tuesday night nodding and saying ‘Amen’ to the initial findings of a review that reiterated what Baldwin’s folks have known for some time. “These initial findings substantiate the troubling concerns my office has heard from current and former employees and patients at the Tomah VA,” the senator said in the statement. “As the investigation builds on this...
  • Clinton Body Count: You Won’t Believe These Numbers!

    02/23/2015 5:02:03 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 64 replies
    Mad World News ^ | 1/17/2014
    According to the American Freedom Fighters, the latest body count associated with the Clintons’ has been updated. All of the people included in the list below have been connected with the Clintons in some form or another, as explained in the description provided. Not included were any deaths that could not be verified or connected to the Clinton scandals. All deaths are listed chronologically by date and current to the best of their knowledge as of January 2014. Susan Coleman: Rumors were circulating in Arkansas of an affair with Bill Clinton. She was found dead with a gunshot wound to...
  • Fewer Americans Drinking And Driving; More Using Drugs [Alcohol, Marijuana, Pot]

    02/11/2015 1:56:21 AM PST · by CutePuppy · 25 replies
    RTT News ^ | 2015 February 09 | RTT Staff Writer
    The number of people driving under the influence of alcohol on U.S. roads continues to decline, but the number of drivers using marijuana and prescription drugs that can affect road safety is climbing, according to two studies released by the Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. One study found that the number of inebriated drivers has declined by nearly one-third since 2007, but that same survey found a large increase in the number of drivers using marijuana or other illegal drugs. In the 2014 survey, nearly one in four drivers tested positive for at least one drug that...
  • What is more likely to kill you -- a gun or a car?

    02/12/2015 8:16:06 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 12, 2015 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Which is more likely to kill you: a car or a gun? Various publications, from The Economist to Forbes, and many others have been reporting that gun deaths are set to overtake road deaths before the year is up. But not only isn’t that going to happen. Car deaths have indeed fallen more than gun deaths, but that’s not because of comparatively stringent safety regulations. Gun control advocates brag that they have “a statistic that really resonates with people.” The latest data we have are from 2013. In that year, 35,598 people died from motor vehicle deaths. 32,888 died from...
  • 'Severe' flu season could grip US, CDC doc warns

    01/01/2015 3:13:14 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies
    FOX News ^ | December 31, 2014 | Karl de Vries
    <p>A deadly influenza strain has the U.S. in the grip of what could develop into a "severe" flu season, with widespread cases already reported in 36 states, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expert said Tuesday.</p> <p>The H3N2 strain, the most common flu virus this season, began mutating shortly after U.S. health experts created this year's vaccine -- rendering it less effective compared to past flu vaccines, Dr. Michael Jhung, a medical officer with the CDC's influenza division, told FoxNews.com.</p>
  • Cruelty Case Against Jeff Flake's Son Dropped In Arizona Dog Deaths

    12/24/2014 3:35:15 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 22 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | David Schwartz
    Animal cruelty charges against the son and daughter-in-law of U.S. Senator Jeff Flake and two others will be dismissed after new information came to light about the deaths of 21 dogs at a suburban Phoenix kennel in June, prosecutors said on Monday. Authorities said the dogs died from overheating and suffocation caused by sweltering conditions in a cramped room of the pet boarding facility while the owners were away in Florida, leaving the animals in the care of Austin and Logan Flake. However, new evidence brought to prosecutors' attention by defense lawyers after the case was presented to a grand...
  • Did GM Bailout Cost Lives?

    12/15/2014 1:08:59 PM PST · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    NLPC ^ | December 15, 2014 | Mark Modica
    The death toll for General Motors' faulty ignition switch victims continues to rise with the last reported number being 42. There has been speculation that the death count is significantly higher, as safety advocate Clarence Ditlow has written to GM to request an expansion of efforts to uncover victims of accidents resulting from defective GM vehicles. GM has known about the ignition switch defect for years and failed to recall the deadly vehicles for almost five years after the Obama Administration took over the company in June of 2009. President Obama's Auto Task Force guided the company through a...
  • Flake kin beg for cash to aid in dead dog defense

    Gilbert grifters grab for greenbacks At this point most Arizonans are aware of the disturbing saga* of the dogs who died agonizing heat-related suffocation deaths in a small windowless utility room, sans air conditioning at Green Acre kennel. Nearly two dozen family pets entrusted to the owner’s care suffered excruciating deaths last summer. Todd and MaLeisa Hughes, the kennel owners, were vacationing out of state when the deaths occurred. They left the boarding facility and pets in the care of their daughter and son-in-law Logan and Austin Flake. Austin is the son of Arizona U.S. Senator Jeff Flake. All four...
  • Congress Asked to Investigate Whether Obama Administration Delayed GM Ignition Switch Recall

    12/08/2014 10:12:40 AM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    NLPC ^ | December 8, 2014 | Peter Flaherty
    Today, we requested that the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform undertake an "independent" investigation of the General Motors ignition switch recall delay, in light of newly obtained emails by lawyers suing GM. Those emails suggest that the Treasury may have timed its final sale of GM shares to precede public knowledge of the ignition switch fiasco. They also cast doubt on GM CEO Mary Barra's previous account of what she knew and when she knew it. Here is the text of a letter I sent today to Rep. Jason Chaffetz, in photo, the incoming Chairman of the...
  • WHO says Liberia wrongly added 1,000 deaths to Ebola toll

    12/01/2014 11:06:21 AM PST · by Nancy29 · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/1/2014 | Reuters (Reporting by Tom Miles; Editing by Janet Lawrence)
    A surge in Ebola deaths reported by the World Health Organization at the weekend was due to about 1,000 Liberian deaths wrongly ascribed to the disease that would be removed, WHO assistant director general Bruce Aylward said on Monday. "Liberia's figures came in but they've since said these were actually non-Ebola deaths that were reported as part of our Ebola deaths and we will be taking them off. So the whole world went up and the whole world will come down again," he told reporters.
  • Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2014

    11/12/2014 10:21:59 AM PST · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    www.hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 10:02 AM PST 1/30/2014 | by THR Staff
    THR pays tribute to Hollywood figures who died this year. Slideshow at link. We lost a lot of old-time stars this year, and some I hadn't heard about...................
  • Military Deaths in America's Major Wars

    11/11/2014 10:58:57 AM PST · by EveningStar · 29 replies
  • Bureaucracy Clouds Justice on Veterans Day

    11/11/2014 8:48:45 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/11/14 | Arnold Ahlert
    The red tape nightmare of firing those responsible for putting our nation’s heroes on death lists In a long-overdue effort, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald announced yesterday that the scandal-plagued agency would undergo the “largest reorganization of the Department of Veterans Affairs since its establishment,” as he told CNN. McDonald took charge of the VA three months ago following the resignation of his predecessor, Eric Shinseki. Shinseki’s tenure at the VA lasted over five years, longer than any previous Secretary, and under his watch an enormous backlog of claims reached a peak of 900,000 in March 2013. Even as...
  • EDITORIAL: Nanny staters, swinging on the schoolyard

    10/14/2014 8:54:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 13, 2014 | The Washington Times
    <p>Going to school these days isn’t what it used to be. Kids are marched through metal detectors on the way to a disappointing lunch of arugula with a side of alfalfa sprouts. Now they’re ruining recess. Swings in Seattle are now forbidden.</p>
  • 2014 Ebola Outbreak

    10/10/2014 7:57:53 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 4 replies
    Health Map ^ | 10/08/14
    West Africa Outbreak * Spain 1 case Guinea 1298 cases 768 deaths Sierra Leone 2789 cases deaths 879 Senegal 1 case Liberia 3924 cases 2210 deaths 2210 Nigeria 20 cases 8 deaths United States 1 case
  • Sierra Leone records 121 Ebola Deaths in a Single Day!

    10/06/2014 7:15:03 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/06/14
    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - Sierra Leone recorded 121 deaths from Ebola and scores of new infections in one of the single deadliest days since the disease appeared in the West African country more than four months ago, government health statistics showed on Sunday. The figures, which covered the period through Saturday, put the total number of deaths at 678, up from 557 the day before.
  • Earth-friendly energy is anything but

    09/30/2014 5:57:16 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Human Events ^ | September 29, 2014 | Deroy Murdock
    NEW YORK — Environmentalists worship solar energy and wind power as Earth-friendly answers to their ecological prayers. Tortoises, bats, butterflies, and bald eagles beg to differ.Perhaps because solar panels and industrial wind farms lack emissions, they seem “clean.” Despite their pristine appearance, however, these “green” electricity sources hammer Mother Nature — often fatally. Consider the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in California’s Mojave Desert. As Carolyn Lochhead wrote in September 7’s San Francisco Chronicle, Ivanpah occupies 3,500 previously untouched federal acres. It features 300,000 mirrors that focus sunlight on three 40-story towers of power. Inside, 900-degree temperatures yield steam, propel...
  • Polly Bergen, versatile actress, singer dies at 84

    09/20/2014 12:32:01 PM PDT · by rockabyebaby · 63 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 20, 2014
    Emmy-winning actress and singer Polly Bergen, who in a long career played the terrorized wife in the original “Cape Fear” and the first woman president in “Kisses for My President,” died Saturday, according to her publicist. She was 84.
  • Green Acre Dog Owners File Lawsuit Alleging Fraud by Senator Flake's Son, Others

    09/19/2014 3:24:04 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    The owners of 23 dogs found dead on June 19 at a home-boarding business in Gilbert are suing the four suspects in the related criminal case, including the son of Senator Jeff Flake. Twenty-one people, represented by four local lawyers, filed a 23-page complaint today in Maricopa County Superior Court alleging they were defrauded by the owners of Green Acre Cage Free Dog Boarding, MaLeisa and Jesse "Todd" Hughes, MaLeisa Hughes' daughter, Logan Flake, and her husband, Austin.
  • Ebola Cases & Deaths UPDATED - 5006 CASES - 2469 DEATHS

    09/17/2014 3:52:35 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 88 replies
    That is based on "official" data as of Sept 13 for all countries except Liberia which is for Sept 9.
  • Three Young Siblings, Grandfather Among Malaysia Airlines’ Deceased

    07/18/2014 4:06:20 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 10 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 07/18/2014 | staff
    Among the many tragic stories from the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 is the deaths of 68-year-old Nick Norris and his three young grandchildren. Norris was on the flight with 12-year-old Mo, 10-year-old Evie, and 8-year-old Otis Maslin, accompanying them back to their home in West Australia after a family vacation in Amsterdam. The siblings’ parents, Rin Norris and Anthony Maslin, planned to stay in Amsterdam for a few days, while the children had to return to school.
  • Fifty new Ebola cases and 25 deaths in West Africa - WHO

    07/09/2014 12:45:07 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7-8-2014 | Reuters
    Fifty new cases of Ebola and 25 deaths have been reported in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea since July 3, as the deadly virus continues to spread, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.
  • Two die trying to recover cell phone from toilet

    06/30/2014 4:39:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 55 replies
    XINXIANG CITY, China (KTRK) -- A cellphone dropped into a public toilet led to the deaths of two people and several injuries following a strange series of events. According to the South China Morning Post, a woman visiting with her husband's family in Xinxiang City, China went to use the public open-pit toilet. She then accidently dropped her brand new $320 cellphone into the sewage-filled hole.
  • U.S. deaths in Afghanistan may have only tenuous link to Bergdahl [The spin is in.]

    06/08/2014 10:58:57 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 19 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | 6/8/14 | By Andy Sullivan, Phil Stewart and Jibran Ahmed
    WASHINGTON/KABUL (Reuters) - The frantic search for Bowe Bergdahl began the moment his comrades discovered he was no longer inside the fragile outpost in a rock-strewn valley in one of the most hostile corners of Afghanistan. Exactly why Bergdahl left is subject to intense scrutiny. But accounts by two Taliban sources as well as several U.S. officials and fellow soldiers raise doubt over media reports that he had sought to join the Taliban, and over suggestions that the deaths later that year of six soldiers in his battalion were related to the search for him. His dramatic release on May...
  • How did 6 die after Bowe Bergdahl's disappearance?

    06/09/2014 9:34:33 AM PDT · by mojito · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | 6-9-2014 | Jack Tapper
    ...Interviews with soldiers familiar with the specific missions in which the six died suggest the charge is complicated -- but not without merit given how much the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment became focused on "PR" -- personnel recovery -- after Bergdahl vanished from his guard post on June 30, 2009. "The fact of the matter is, when those soldiers were killed, they would not have been where they were at if Bergdahl had not have left," said former Sgt. Evan Buetow, Bergdahl's former team leader. "Bergdahl leaving changed the mission." [....] A U.S. official told CNN last week that Pentagon...
  • Judge Jeanine Savages Shinseki: VA Deaths Are Criminally Negligent HOMICIDE

    05/17/2014 7:11:43 PM PDT · by absentee · 28 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 5/17/14 | Caleb Howe
    "War heroes don't leave men to die."On Saturday night, Judge Jeanine held nothing back in tearing the Obama administration and Shinseki to shreds over the unspeakable failure on the part of our government to care for American veterans seeking, and waiting for, VA medical care. [VIDEO] "You call veterans facing certain death, refused medical care by VA personnel who then create false records so that they can pocket a bonus an 'adverse incident'? It's not an adverse incident, General. It's a homicide. A criminally negligent homicide." Jeanine calls the administration's cover-up an "organized criminal enterprise". She also destroys Democrats for...
  • Cardio link eyed in race deaths at Rock ’n’ Roll half marathon (Two die in Raleigh)

    04/14/2014 2:47:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    News Observer ^ | 4/13/14 | Martha Quillin
    RALEIGH, N.C. — Two runners who died Sunday morning as participants in the Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon may fit the profile of the most common fatalities in such events, according to a Duke sports medicine specialist: men in their 30s with pre-existing, undiagnosed cardio abnormalities. Saying the runners’ families wanted privacy, race organizers did not release the names of the men who died or give any indication of their causes of death. “We regret to confirm that two participants passed away at today’s half-marathon,” said Dr. P.Z. Pearce, the event’s medical director. “We are greatly saddened by these tragic losses,...
  • What’s behind epidemic of financial industry suicides?

    03/24/2014 6:31:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03/24/2014 | Michael Gray
    A rash of eight financial-industry suicides so far in 2014 has mental-health professionals trying to understand what’s behind it. In late winter many people suffer from depression, but for bankers this is usually offset by finding out how large their bonuses will be. However, compensation across the entire financial sector is down from years past as large firms deal with new rules pinching their bottom lines. The other, more pressing matter for mental health pros is: Why are such a large proportion of these self- murders public affairs? While there are no definitive theories on suicide location, many in the...
  • Once rare, heroin use on the rise (Obama's America)

    03/16/2014 5:51:41 PM PDT · by mgist · 69 replies
    Journal Gazette ^ | 3/16/14 | frank Gray
    Once rare, heroin use on the rise More people seek help; police seeing more on street The number of people seeking treatment for heroin addiction has exploded in Allen County in the last five years, according to figures from the Drug and Alcohol Consortium of Allen County. In 2009, of all the people seeking treatment for addictions, less than 1 percent, or about 15 people, were addicted to heroin. That number fell in 2010 to only half a percent of all people with addictions, or less than 10. By 2012, the number of people with addictions who were addicted to...