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  • CBS Deletes Robert De Niro’s ‘Offensive Language’ From Tony Awards Live Telecast ("F Trump!")

    06/10/2018 9:59:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Variety ^ | June 10, 2018 | Cynthia Littleton
    Robert De Niro got a standing ovation at the Tony Awards for shouting “F— Trump” from the stage to the crowd at Radio City Music Hall. But viewers at home didn’t hear the expletive thanks to the 10-second delay CBS had on the live telecast and the quick reflexes of a CBS Program Practices executive monitoring the show back at the CBS Broadcast Center in New York. CBS confirmed that De Niro went off script in his remarks as he took the stage to introduce Bruce Springsteen’s performance on the Tony telecast. The CBS Program Practices executive monitoring the show...
  • Pop star David Cassidy said he lied about dementia, drinking

    06/06/2018 3:13:31 PM PDT · by BBell · 36 replies
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former teen idol David Cassidy did not have dementia, as he claimed before he died, and lied about giving up drinking, the singer told the makers of a documentary about him in the months before his death. Cassidy, 67, who shot to fame in the 1970s TV show "The Partridge Family," died of organ failure at age 67 in Florida in November 2017, nine months after declaring he was fighting dementia in a bid to stave off reports about odd behaviour. But in an excerpt released on Wednesday from documentary "David Cassidy: The Last Session," Cassidy...
  • Rudy Giuliani says Kim Jong-un got ‘on his hands and knees’ and begged for US-Korea summit

    06/06/2018 9:44:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    The Cairns Post ^ | June 6, 2018 | The Associated Press and News Corp. Australia Network
    DONALD Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani says Kim Jong-un was so desperate for the meeting between the US and North Korea that he begged to reschedule it. Mr Giuliani told a business conference in Israel that Mr Trump’s tough line had forced the North Korean leader’s hand. Mr Giuliani said there was no choice but to cancel the June 12 summit after Kim insulted the US vice president and national security and threatened nuclear war. “We said, ‘Well, we’re not going to have a summit under those circumstances,”’ Mr Giuliani said. “Well, Kim Jung-un got back on his hands and knees...
  • Naked neighborhood stroll in a rainstorm? Yeah, that will get you arrested

    05/21/2018 9:00:26 AM PDT · by dennisw · 50 replies
    north Florida deputy tasered a naked man who was wandering through a neighborhood during a rainstorm. The Pensacola News-Journal reports Joseph John Musso was arrested Thursday and charged with loitering and prowling, lewd and lascivious behavior, resisting an officer without violence and exposure of sexual organs. Authorities were called by a resident who said his security camera showed a naked man walking by the front door. A second person then called the Santa Rosa Sheriff's Office and said they saw a naked man with an erection. Amid heavy rainfall, a deputy tried to apprehend the man but he ran away....
  • 54 things Donald Trump Jr. couldn’t ‘recall’ or ‘remember’ in his testimony

    05/16/2018 5:54:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 16, 2018 | Aaron Blake
    If there's one thing Donald Trump Jr. cleared up with his congressional testimony, it's that he doesn't remember a lot of things. In a newly released transcript of his testimony, Trump repeatedly couched his answers about that June 2016 Trump Tower meeting by saying he did not “remember” or that he didn't “recall” certain things. Even when he was pretty sure, he'd say “not that I recall” or something like that. The result was a pretty cagey piece of testimony.
  • Morning Joe Grudgingly Gives Trump Korea Credit — But Suggests He’s Demented

    04/27/2018 4:57:16 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Nice work — for a demented dude . . . That was the takeaway from today’s Morning Joe. On the one hand, Joe Scarborough and John Heilemann grudgingly gave President Trump credit for the apparent diplomatic breakthrough with North Korea. Scarborough, for example, said, “it’s hard not to look at all the bluster, and all the insults, and all the threats from Donald Trump, and not believe that that actually forced the North, and the South, to try to figure out a way to get together.” But a bit later, there was Scarborough suggesting that, contrary to Dr. Ronny Jackson’s...
  • Certain common medications tied to 30% higher dementia risk, study finds

    04/26/2018 8:32:10 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    Many older adults know that long-term use of certain medications can negatively affect cognition and increase one's risk of dementia. But a new study suggests that some classes of anticholinergic drugs -- particularly those used to treat depression, Parkinson's and urinary incontinence -- carry a higher risk than others. Anticholinergic drugs function by blocking the effects of acetylcholine, a chemical released by nerve cells to send signals to other nerves and muscles. They are prescribed to 20% to 50% of older adults in the United States to treat a variety of neurological, psychiatric, gastrointestinal, respiratory and muscular conditions, according to...
  • John Paul Stevens: Repeal the Second Amendment

    03/27/2018 5:35:55 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 141 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 27, 2018 | JOHN PAUL STEVENS
    Rarely in my lifetime have I seen the type of civic engagement schoolchildren and their supporters demonstrated in Washington and other major cities throughout the country this past Saturday. These demonstrations demand our respect. They reveal the broad public support for legislation to minimize the risk of mass killings of schoolchildren and others in our society. That support is a clear sign to lawmakers to enact legislation prohibiting civilian ownership of semiautomatic weapons, increasing the minimum age to buy a gun from 18 to 21 years old, and establishing more comprehensive background checks on all purchasers of firearms. But the...
  • Dementia-Fitness Link Found in Study of 191 Women for 44 Years (fitness good)

    03/15/2018 7:49:16 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 15 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Clyde Hughes
    A link between dementia onset and cardiovascular fitness was found in a study that followed 191 women for 44 years, said a study published Wednesday in the medical journal Neurology. Researchers found that middle-aged women with a high-degree of cardiovascular fitness were 90 percent less likely to develop dementia later in life than those with moderate levels. The study looked at a sub-sample of Swedish women aged 38 to 60 who were first examined and tested back in 1968, the website Live Science reported and the findings suggest that physical fitness in midlife benefitted the brain along with the heart....
  • Mental Meltdown: Pelosi Suffers 16 Brain Freezes in 15 Minute Presser

    03/08/2018 1:53:52 PM PST · by sodpoodle · 91 replies
    During her weekly press conference Thursday, House Minority Leader’s train of thought seemed to ran out of gas ... 16 times. The 77-year old California congresswoman repeatedly paused in the middle of her sentences while searching for her next words. In all, Pelosi stumbled 16 times over just 15 minutes. At times, Pelosi stared vacantly into the distance as she gathered her thoughts. "This week we had ... March 5th ... marked the 6th month -- the end of the ... time frame," Pelosi stumbled, attempting to explain the expiration of President Trump's deadline on reforming Deferred Action Against Childhood...
  • Man Accused of Killing Cellmate: 'There’s One Less Child Molester'

    02/28/2018 10:25:22 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 69 replies
    Florida authorities say an inmate who killed his cellmate last month while awaiting trial for killing another cellmate in 2015 is now in solitary confinement. The Panama City News Herald reports 21-year-old Frederick Patterson III said he killed his 82-year-old cellmate Arthur Williams on Jan. 15, and told correctional officers that “there’s one less child molester on the streets.” Patterson, a convicted burglar, was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for killing 45-year-old Scott Collinsworth, a convicted robber, in the Apalachee Correctional Institution.
  • Largest study of its kind finds alcohol use biggest risk factor for dementia

    02/21/2018 1:22:19 AM PST · by zeestephen · 70 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 20 February 2018
    Alcohol use disorders are the most important preventable risk factors for the onset of all types of dementia, especially early-onset dementia. This according to a nationwide observational study, published in The Lancet Public Health journal, of over one million adults diagnosed with dementia in France.
  • Pelosi: If Trump.....Firing Rosenstein Or Mueller, Will Trigger "Constitutional Crisis" (tr)

    02/02/2018 2:24:30 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 75 replies
    RCP video ^ | 2-2-2018 | Tim Hains
    Full title: Pelosi Warns: If Trump Uses Memo To Justify Firing Rosenstein Or Mueller, Will Trigger "Constitutional Crisis" House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told CBS News on Friday that "if the president uses this fake, horrible release of distorted intelligence as an excuse to fire [acting attorney general Rod] Rosenstein or [special counsel Robert] Mueller, it could lead to a constitutional crisis." "He has abdicated his responsibilities as commander in chief to protect the American people by protecting our intelligence sources and the rest," she said of Trump. (snip) Of the memo, she said: "It’s appalling. It’s a misrepresentation. It...
  • Retirement causes brain function to rapidly decline, warn scientists

    01/22/2018 9:33:34 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 64 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 22 January 2018 • 5:08PM | Sarah Knapton
    Workers looking forward to enjoying a long and leisurely retirement after years of toil may need to think again. New research shows that brain function declines rapidly as soon as people stop work and put their feet up. A major British study which tracked 3,400 retired civil servants found that short-term memory declines nearly 40 percent faster once employees become pensioners. It appears that the lack of regular stimulation takes a heavy toll on cognitive function and speeds up memory loss and dementia, researchers warned. Professor Cary Cooper, an expert in organizational psychology at Manchester Business School, said the study...
  • But He’s Crazy! Liberal Media Embarrass Themselves, Demand Doctor Insist Trump’s Mentally Ill

    01/16/2018 7:22:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | January 16, 2018 | Curtis Houck
    For almost an hour on Tuesday, the White House press corps stooped to a new low of embarrassment and clownishly liberal behavior, lobbing over a dozen questions at Navy Rear Admiral Dr. Ronny Jackson to insinuate that President Trump must be mentally ill to the point of AlzheimerÂ’s Disease. This was all despite JacksonÂ’s insistence that heÂ’s in great health. Whether it was Bloomberg, CBS News Radio, CNN, or The Washington Post, the long knives were out as the liberal media engaged in their own PickettÂ’s Charge to save their narrative that TrumpÂ’s mentally ill and thus must be removed...
  • Oprah Winfrey better odds for President 2020 than Joe Biden

    01/09/2018 8:21:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Irish Central ^ | January 09, 2018 02:52 PM | James Wilson
    Media billionaire Oprah Winfrey has better odds of being elected President in 2020 that former Vice President Joe Biden. BetOnline currently gives the star a 20 to 1 chance at making replacing Trump, whilst Biden is given odds of only 25 to 1 — the same chance as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Neither Biden nor Oprah has formally committed to running, but both have made clear they’re interested. Oprah’s acceptance speech of the Cecil B. De Mille Award at the Golden Globes sparked widespread speculation that she may be gearing up for a pivot...
  • So why hasn't anyone ever seen Trump's supposed dementia?

    01/06/2018 10:40:14 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 61 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | Monica Showalter
    Like anyone else, politicians do get old, and when they do, their age frequently becomes obvious in public. One example is House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, who has repeatedly slurred her speech and spoken gibberish, both of which point to declining mental capabilities. Politicians also get life-threatening illnesses, such as cancer. Whether or not you like John McCain, his brain cancer was the likely culprit for his inability to speak clearly during his questioning of James Comey last month, something most people can look upon with compassion. Then there are politicians who try to hide that there are any health...
  • Alzheimer's breakthrough: Discovered the disease's 'ground zero' - paving the way to a cure

    12/20/2017 2:41:30 PM PST · by x1stcav · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/20/17 | Staff
    Alzheimer's disease is caused by immune cells in the brain triggered by inflammation, according to a breakthrough discovery. The new research could lead to the development of a drug that treats or even prevents the condition within five years, say scientists. Experiments found destroying specific cells - known as microglia - reduced the formation of clumps of amyloid beta that form in Alzheimer's and destroy memory. These are the rogue proteins believed to lie at the root of the devastating neurological illness. Human trials of all therapies have failed in the past. Most have targeted the amyloid plaques that build...
  • Trump sparks fresh dementia concerns after he drinks small glass of water with two hands (TR)

    12/19/2017 6:41:54 AM PST · by DFG · 99 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 12/18/2017 | Hannah Parry
    Donald Trump has sparked dementia concerns after he was spotted drinking water with two hands like a small child - days after he slurred his words during an Israel policy speech. Twitter went into meltdown on Monday after the president took the awkward swig of water while unveiling his new national security strategy in front of military service members in Washington, D.C.
  • Major cause of dementia discovered

    12/11/2017 1:33:07 PM PST · by Red Badger · 93 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | 12-11-2017 | Provided by: University of Manchester
    An international team of scientists have confirmed the discovery of a major cause of dementia, with important implications for possible treatment and diagnosis. Professor Garth Cooper from The University of Manchester, who leads the Manchester team, says the build-up of urea in the brain to toxic levels can cause brain damage - and eventually dementia. The work follows on from Professor Cooper's earlier studies, which identified metabolic linkages between Huntington's, other neurodegenerative diseases and type-2 diabetes. The team consists of scientists from The University of Manchester, the University of Auckland, AgResearch New Zealand, the South Australian Research and Development Institute,...