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  • Kochtopus Launches PR War Against Future SCOTUS Nominee

    03/14/2016 6:36:53 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies ^ | 3/14/16 | Karoli Kuns
    The ironically-named "Judicial Crisis Network" has launched an all-out opposition research and smear effort to kill President Obama's Supreme Court nominees before he ever names them. This organization was originally named the Judicial Confirmation Network, and was created to ram through Bush nominees when he was President, and renamed after President Obama was elected. (SNIP) Apparently if one is a defense attorney, they're supposed to refuse to defend people accused of heinous crimes. The inmate described in JCN’s ad is Casey Frederiksen, who Kelly represented in 2005 during her career as a public defender. Frederiksen is unquestionably a terrible human...
  • Least-Effective Members of Congress

    09/14/2015 10:26:24 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 24 replies ^ | 8-6-15 | Alex Greer
    According to a July Gallup poll, public approval of Congress has fallen to near-record lows. On average, 34% of the population approves of a given Congress. The current 114th Congress has a 17% approval rating. Americans have reason to be concerned. According to, the last two Congresses have enacted fewer laws than any other Congress since 1947. And the 114th Congress may just surpass them all in terms of doing nothing.
  • U.S. reports a breakthrough in malaria vaccine

    08/08/2013 3:46:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Cable News Network ^ | 6:03 PM EDT, Thu August 8, 2013 | Matt Smith and William Hudson
    U.S. researchers reported a breakthrough Thursday in the search for a vaccine for malaria, the mosquito-borne disease that sickens millions worldwide. More than three dozen volunteers received multiple, intravenous doses of a vaccine produced with a weakened form of the disease, scientists from the National Institutes of Health, the Navy, Army and other organizations reported Thursday. Though the results were promising, more extensive field testing will be required, the researchers wrote. Nevertheless, the it marks the first time any vaccine trial has shown 100% success in protecting subjects from the mosquito-borne tropical disease, which sickens more than 200 million a...
  • Largest skimmer in the world must be deemed ‘effective’ by the federal government ..

    06/30/2010 8:41:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 64 replies
    the daily caller ^ | 6/30/10 | Jon Ward -
    The largest skimming ship in the world — known as an “A Whale” — is expected to arrive in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, but will be prevented from contracting with BP to help clean up the oil spill until the federal government decides that the vessel is “effective.” The Coast Guard will not clear the Taiwan-owned ship – which is reportedly the length of 3 football fields and 10 stories high – to join the clean-up until it undergoes a test. “The Coast Guard research and development center has a team of personnel that are ready to observe...
  • Perino: Bush-Era Interrogation Program "Effective, Safe And Legal"

    04/24/2009 1:58:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies · 466+ views
    CBS ^ | Brian Montopoli
    On this week's edition of's Web-only program "Washington Unplugged," Dana Perino, who was White House press secretary under President Bush, called controversial Bush-era enhanced interrogation techniques "effective, safe and legal."
  • Army-issued Body Armor Safe, Effective, Official Says

    01/30/2009 4:59:07 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 570+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2009 – Soldiers should have full confidence in the quality of a particular series of Army-issued body armor plates that has come under recent scrutiny, Army officials said. Scores of Army tests and an independent evaluation have determined the effectiveness of three types of ceramic plates manufactured by Armor Works of Chandler, Ariz., said Army Brig. Gen. Peter Fuller, one of the officers who oversees equipment as part of the Army’s Program Executive Office Soldier. “Those plates being worn on the backs and fronts of soldiers all around the world are quality product,” Fuller said in...
  • Effective Negative Ad

    10/16/2008 1:05:16 PM PDT · by KalaSamy · 6 replies · 235+ views
    Fox News clip
    Can someone direct me to the video clip of Frank Luntz's focus group when he gave an example of a McCain negative ad that was effective ... re: the FM/FM crisis talking about who was to blame ... both Dems and Repubs found it very effective. I just spoke with a McCain office rep and he hadn't seen the clip ... asked me to email it to him ... now I can't find it. Has anyone seen this clip?
  • New Chemical Effective Against Anthrax

    04/22/2007 4:31:40 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 547+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 4-22-2007 | American Society For Biochemical And Molecular Biology
    Source: American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Date: April 21, 2007 New Chemical Effective Against Anthrax Science Daily — Scientists have identified a chemical that could be used as a new drug against anthrax. Anthrax is a deadly disease caused by spores that germinate into bacteria, which then release a deadly toxin. Spores that are inhaled by animals or people germinate in the lungs to form bacteria, which then spread throughout the body, releasing the toxin and triggering the disease. Since spore germination is needed to cause infection, preventing germination is a potentially efficient way to stop the infection....
  • Iraqi Troops More Effective Every Day, General Says

    09/19/2006 7:26:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 442+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2006 – Iraqi security forces are becoming more capable every day and are fighting and dying for their country, where the future depends on them and their fellow citizens, the commander of U.S. Central Command said yesterday. “I come to the conclusion that Iraqis are fighting and dying for their country, that the government has pledged their sacred honor and their future to making this work,” Army Gen. John Abizaid said in an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. “Their lives are on the line.” Iraqi forces now number more than 300,000, and while they still have some...
  • Plan advances to encourage stem cell alternatives (Kansas)

    03/24/2006 6:56:08 PM PST · by Coleus · 4 replies · 328+ views ^ | 03.23.06 | JOHN HANNA
    Legislators who view embryonic stem cell research as human cloning won first-round approval Thursday in the House for a proposal to encourage alternatives in finding cures for diseases. The measure would set up new state funds to finance research with adult stem cells or blood from newborns' umbilical cords, then grant a tax break to Kansans who contribute to either fund. Backers couldn't say how much the tax breaks would cost but hope to attract millions of dollars in contributions. The House voted 71-46 to add the proposal to an unrelated bill. Another voice vote advanced the amended legislation to...
  • Unit Rebalance Will Make Guard More Effective, Army Secretary Says

    01/18/2006 5:00:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 424+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 18, 2006 | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2006 – Rebalancing the types of brigades being added to the National Guard will make that component more effective in its two-fold mission and will contribute to the overall capability of the Army, the secretary of the Army said here today. In a Pentagon press briefing, Francis J. Harvey stressed that the National Guard will not be reduced in size, but will simply have different kinds of units added to it. The initial plan for the transformation of the Guard called for the number of brigade combat teams to be increased from 15 to 34, Harvey said....
  • Fault Lines - Hillary Clinton says FEMA was more effective during Rodham-Clinton administration

    09/09/2005 10:21:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies · 1,442+ views
    Fault Lines Ibd Thu Sep 8, 7:00 PM ET Katrina: Hillary Clinton says FEMA was more effective when her husband was president. The victims of Hurricane Floyd might venture a different opinion, and it wasn't FEMA that kept supplies from the Superdome. During a post-Katrina conference call with reporters, Sen. Clinton said, "Helping localities do what they needed to do to mitigate damage -- that philosophy governed FEMA during the Clinton administration. It obviously was rejected by this administration." Does that mean Clinton's FEMA was the model of government efficiency and effectiveness? Or was it closer to the DMV and...

    03/25/2005 1:24:59 AM PST · by Robert Drobot · 50 replies · 1,506+ views
    Griffin Internet Syndicate ^ | 08 Mar 2005 | Joseph Sobran
    These are the times that try English majors’ souls. The sacred rules we were taught, and struggled to grasp and live by, are violated in the daily papers, not to mention radio. Doesn’t anyone these days know the difference between may and might? I grant there are gray areas where either can be argued. But there are some areas that aren’t gray: “I might go to the movies tonight.” I don’t want to seem priggish about this. I may wince inwardly at a split infinitive, and I try (with some strain) never to split one myself, but I don’t complain...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 736 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Which are the CA swing districts?

    09/16/2004 12:37:05 PM PDT · by fifedom · 6 replies · 291+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Sept. 7, 2004 | Dan Wlaters
    It would take no fingers to count the California congressional seats in play, thanks to a status quo, bipartisan redistricting plan enacted three years ago, and that's largely true in the 80 Assembly and 20 state Senate districts up this year. There's no question that Democrats will retain control of both house delegations, but there are perhaps a half-dozen districts in which Republicans could capture Democratic-designated seats, in the wake of a three-seat Republican gain in 2002.
  • 'Malaria Drug Is Effective Against SARS'

    09/03/2004 7:20:01 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 468+ views
    IOL ^ | 9-3-2004
    'Malaria drug is effective against SARS' September 03 2004 at 06:27PM Brussels - The anti-malaria drug chloroquine could be used to treat Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, which killed hundreds of people last year, virologists at the Belgian Catholic University of Leuven (KUL) said on Friday. A research team led by Professor Marc Van Ranst of KUL's Rega Institute for Medical Research found that chloroquine "is active against the SARS coronavirus in laboratory experiments". "Chloroquine could be of great importance as preventive medication for people living in or travelling to SARS-affected areas, and as an antiviral treatment for SARS patients," the...
  • Negative Attacks Often Prove Effective

    08/23/2004 7:07:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 474+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/23/04 | Tom Raum - AP
    WASHINGTON - While politicians decry negative advertising and personal attacks, the bottom line is that such tactics often work. People may not quite recall the specific controversy, but negative campaigning can still raise a question mark in voters' minds about a candidate and prove hard to overcome. Attack campaigns, such as those by outside groups in the current presidential campaign, "are bad for the system," President Bush (news - web sites) said on Monday, including a television commercial questioning rival John Kerry (news - web sites)'s military service in Vietnam. No matter that Kerry and his supporters have claimed the...
  • Marijuana measure called effective by supporters and foes

    08/19/2004 2:16:06 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 19 replies · 1,694+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 8 19 04 | Bob Young
    Seattleites aren't going to pot — or jail — since voters passed I-75, the initiative that made marijuana the city's lowest law-enforcement priority. The number of people prosecuted for pot possession has plummeted, and despite predictions of naysayers, there is no evidence of widespread public pot consumption as a result of the measure, which voters approved last year. To Dominic Holden, spokesman for the I-75 campaign, that means Hempfest this weekend will likely be more fragrant than last year, as attendees at the annual pro-pot event will have yet another reason to whoop it up — and light up. Approved...

    07/09/2004 10:48:41 AM PDT · by GeorgeW23225 · 11 replies · 744+ views ^ | 7/9/04 | GeorgeW23225
    I live in Virginia, and I had the pleasure of seeing the new Bush Campaign commercial called "PRIORITIES". This political commercial is probably the most devastating since the "Willie Horton" ads from the campaign of 1988. Check it out NOW!! The best part is that it tells the truth!! And the last line is haunting............. "Senator Kerry has his priorities. Are they yours" ?????
  • Hepatitis C Drugs Are Less Effective In Black Patients

    06/24/2004 3:25:47 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 187+ views
    Science News ^ | Nathan Seppa
    Week of June 19, 2004; Vol. 165, No. 25 , p. 397 Hepatitis C drugs are less effective in black patients Nathan Seppa Standard drugs for hepatitis C virus are less likely to knock out the infection in black patients than in whites, finds a study in the May 27 New England Journal of Medicine. Hepatitis C is a liver ailment that afflicts roughly 4 million people in the United States. It often goes unnoticed until it causes cirrhosis of the liver or liver cancer. Researchers gave two antiviral drugs, peginterferon alpha-2b and ribavirin, for 11 months, to 81 black...