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  • Want To Murder Someone? Pennsylvania’s About To Make It Easier

    09/17/2014 9:06:21 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9-17-2014 | Dick Teresi
    Pennsylvania legislators are poised to pass into law an organ-transplant-donation bill that will make it easier for murderers to avoid detection and prosecution. Two bills, almost identical, Senate Bill 850 (SB 850) and House Bill 30 (HB 30), according to its many bipartisan sponsors, will greatly increase the number of organ donors. There are currently 121,000 people on the national waitlist for organ transplants, and laws to increase the organ supply are perennially popular in many states. Those opposing such laws are commonly accused of condemning to death people on the waitlist. Law enforcement officials, however, are taking exception to...
  • Frankenstein Science: Head Transplants Are Now Possible?

    08/18/2014 3:25:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 33 replies
    Seasons of Grace ^ | August 18, 2014 | Kathy Schiffer
    “Potentially unethical.” That’s how one expert described an Italian scientist’s plan to perform a “head transplant” by severing two heads at the same time, then cooling and flushing out the ‘recipient’ head before attaching it to its new body with polymer glue.That is “POTENTIALLY unethical?” Making one person out of two, and throwing away the unused halves, is only “potentially” unethical?Shock and awe.* * * * *Neuroscientist Sergio Canavero is undeterred by criticism, however. Canavero now reports that it’s possible to merge bone marrow, surgically cut with an ultra-sharp knife, when fusing one person’s head onto another person’s spine. The...
  • 9/11 Museum Not the Best Place for a Cocktail Party

    05/21/2014 1:16:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Caroline Bankoff
    The tension surrounding the National September 11 Memorial Museum's position as both a grave site and a moneymaking tourist attraction continued on Wednesday, when it finally opened to the general public. Both the New York Post and the New York Daily News spoke to first-responders and relatives of 9/11 victims who were upset to learn that the museum was the site of a cocktail party attended by Michael Bloomberg and other donors on Tuesday night. Tuesday was the last day for people who were directly affected by the attacks on the Twin Towers to visit the space for free, and...
  • Thinking He Was Brain Dead Family Was Set to Give Away His Organs, Then He Held Up Two Fingers

    05/16/2014 2:04:02 PM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies
    Life News ^ | May 16, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    LifeNews has repeatedly profiled cases where doctors may too quickly began cutting up patients who are not really dead to begin harvesting their organs for donations.These kinds of cases have happened before, as supposedly “brain dead” patients have come back to life just before having their vital organs taken from them after prematurely being declared dead. Although there is nothing morally wrong with organ donations — in fact, it’s arguably a very pro-life action to take — these kinds of stories ought to remind organ donors (and any patient and their family) that doctors are too quickly declaring patients dead...
  • One in five ‘brain dead’ patients still alive, claims lawsuit

    01/03/2014 6:34:06 PM PST · by Marie · 64 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 10/01/2012 | Hilary White
    At least one in five patients declared brain dead and approved as organ donors by one organ donation organization, are in fact still alive and are being killed by the removal of vital organs, a lawsuit filed last week in Manhattan alleges. The suit outlines the ghoulish worst-case scenario, one that was widely dismissed as scaremongering in the early days of the development of organ transplant technology, but which is getting a second hearing amidst growing concerns that coercion and abuse are becoming increasingly common in the highly lucrative transplant business. Patrick McMahon, a nurse practitioner and Air Force combat...
  • Ancient Etruscan Prince Emerges From Tomb: Photos

    12/03/2013 9:10:36 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 18 replies
    http://news.discovery.com ^ | Sep 20, 2013 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Italian archaeologists have unearthed a 2,600-year-old intact Etruscan tomb that promises to reveal new depths of one of the ancient world’s most fascinating and mysterious cultures.
  • Belgium Considering New Euthanasia Law for Kids

    10/31/2013 8:39:53 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 47 replies
    ABC News ^ | Oct 31, 2013 | Maria Cheng
    <p>Should children have the right to ask for their own deaths?</p> <p>In Belgium, where euthanasia is now legal for people over the age of 18, the government is considering extending it to children — something that no other country has done. The same bill would offer the right to die to adults with early dementia.</p>
  • NY suit: County used son's remains to train dogs

    04/14/2013 5:22:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 4/13/13
    The parents of a western New York man killed in a car crash are suing county officials after the coroner there took a piece of their son's body for use in a dog-training exercise. Roger Dunn, 32, died April 13, 2012, in an auto wreck in Cambria. After his death, Niagara County Coroner Russell Jackman gave some tissue from the crash scene to a volunteer fire chief who was training a dog to sniff out human remains. Both men later resigned and pleaded guilty to misdemeanors over their conduct. They also apologized.
  • Scientists Want to Scavenge Aborted Fetal Eggs for IVF Treatment

    04/02/2013 5:13:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    life news ^ | Wesley J. Smith
    Scientists are keeping aborted fetal ovaries alive in order to scavenge their eggs. From the Daily News story: Scientists are ready to plunder the ovaries of aborted babies for eggs to use in IVF treatment. Experiments have taken the process almost to completion, it emerged yesterday. They raise the nightmare prospect of a child whose biological mother has never been born. The news, from a scientific conference in Madrid, was greeted with widespread revulsion at how far science is testing ethical frontiers. Experts warned of appalling emotional and biological problems. But fertility doctors say the development could ease a worldwide...
  • Four abortion doctors in a resolute spotlight

    01/27/2013 8:56:29 AM PST · by fatima · 14 replies
    Philly.com ^ | January 24, 2013 | Sam Adams
    But at the first public screening Friday of the documentary After Tiller, the familiar specter in the corner of the theater was a uniformed police officer, and ticketholders were scanned by metal detectors on their way in. The reason for the extraordinary security was After Tiller's controversial subject matter, and more important, its subjects: the four doctors in the United States who openly perform third-trimester abortions.
  • Federal documents show Romney tied to company that disposes of aborted babies

    07/11/2012 7:55:12 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 208 replies
    bound4life ^ | July 6, 2012 | Susan Michelle Tyrrell
    As presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney surged in fundraising after the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act, new questions have arisen about the candidates potential ties to a company known for its disposal of aborted fetuses. Mother Jones reports the reality of Romney’s downplayed connection with Stericycle who provides what is, perhaps, one of the most despicable business services in our nation. A medical waste company, Stericycle is infamous for its willingness to go to various abortion centers and pick up the remains of aborted babies and dispose of them as medical waste. Federal documents from the...
  • Right-to-die movement sees gains as world ages

    06/12/2012 2:30:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:32pm EDT | Emma Thomasson
    Right-to-die activists hope more countries will allow assisted suicide or euthanasia in coming years as the world population ages, but opponents are determined to stop them, a dispute that flared ahead of competing conferences in Switzerland. "We have seen over the last 20 years a general migration of positivity towards this being a just cause," Ted Goodwin, the American president of the World Federation of Right-to-Die Societies, told a news conference in Zürich on Tuesday. … Assisted suicide has been legal in Switzerland since 1942, if performed by a non-physician who has no direct interest in the death. Euthanasia, or...
  • Police: Two men went partying with dead friend in backseat

    09/21/2011 7:55:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 16, 2011 | Web Staff, FOX31 Denver
    DENVER -- In a case reminiscent of the 1989 film “Weekend at Bernie’s,” prosecutors say two men went for a night on the town with their friend dead in the backseat of their car. Robert Young, 43, and Mark Rubinson, 25, are charged with abusing a corpse, identity theft and criminal impersonation in connection with the case, which occurred on the night of Aug. 27. “It’s an unusual case. It’s a very sad case,” said Denver District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Lynn Kimbrough. “The charges allege that these two young men put their buddy into the car...and basically went out on...
  • Jack Kevorkian, why did he live so long?

    06/03/2011 10:50:23 AM PDT · by SmithL · 168 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/3/11 | Debra J. Saunders
    Jack Kevorkian and his supporters portrayed the death doc as a compassionate man who offered "death with dignity" to individuals suffering from a poor quality of life. I always saw him as a man who preyed on vulnerable individuals by telling them their lives weren't worth living -- as I watched Kevorkian survive over the years, despite medical problems that dwarfed those of many of his victims.In 2007, I wrote: Fans of Kevorkian ought to be asking themselves: In that the ailing Kevorkian is in worse physical shape than many of the people whose lives he helped snuff out, why...
  • Africa: Male genitalia tops witchcraft list (Most popular trafficked body part)

    05/08/2011 11:29:31 PM PDT · by Stoat · 18 replies
    The Daily News (South Africa) ^ | May 6, 2011 | Nompumelelo Magwaza
    Male genitalia tops witchcraft list May 6 2011 at 08:14am By Nompumelelo Magwaza flickr.com Male genitalia are the most sought-after human body part for use in harmful traditional practices, including witchcraft, in South Africa and Mozambique. This is according to a research report released by the Mozambican Human Rights League in partnership with Childline South Africa in Durban on Thursday. The study also found South Africa had created a market for body parts trafficked from Mozambique. The research showed that at least one mutilation occurred in both countries every two weeks during the 14 months of the study between 2008...
  • Belgium's plan to wash its dead down the drain: Bodies would be dissolved in caustic solution

    07/08/2010 9:35:40 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies · 1+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | July 8, 2010 | Allan Hall
    It could hardly be said to be the most dignified of send-offs. Undertakers in Belgium plan to eschew traditional burials and cremations and start dissolving corpses instead. The move is intended to tackle a lack of burial space and environmental concerns as 573lbs of carbon dioxide are released by each cremated corpse. Under the process, known as resomation, bodies are treated in a steel chamber with potassium hydroxide at high pressure and a temperature of 180c (350f). The raised pressure and temperature means the body reaches a similar end point as in standard cremation — just bones left to be...
  • Belgium considers proposals to dissolve bodies and flush them into sewage systems

    07/09/2010 10:41:14 AM PDT · by massmike · 56 replies · 2+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 07/09/2010 | ALLAN HALL
    It could hardly be said to be the most dignified of send-offs. Undertakers in Belgium plan to eschew traditional burials and cremations and start dissolving corpses instead. The move is intended to tackle a lack of burial space and environmental concerns as 573lbs of carbon dioxide are released by each cremated corpse. Members of the EU Commission must rule on the Belgian proposal as there are concerns that residual waste could be flushed into the drainage system. In resomation the body is placed in a silk bag, itself placed within a metal cage frame. This is then loaded into a...
  • Aborted Fetus Cells Used In Beauty Products [Nazi Germany Redux?]

    11/02/2009 9:48:04 PM PST · by Steelfish · 44 replies · 1,265+ views
    Washington Times ^ | November 02nd, 2009
    Aborted Fetus Cells Used In Beauty Products By Valerie Richardson A San Francisco cosmetics company has ignited an outcry among pro-lifers for including an unexpected ingredient in its anti-aging creams: skin-cell proteins from an aborted fetus. Children of God for Life, a watchdog group that monitors the use of fetal material in medical products, called last week for a boycott of all treatments manufactured by Neocutis Inc., which acknowledges that the key ingredient in its product line was developed from an aborted boy. "There's just no excuse for using aborted babies in skin-care products," said Debi Vinnedge, executive director of...
  • Sick: Skincare Company Now Using Aborted Fetal Tissue in Anti-Aging Cream

    10/28/2009 12:17:05 PM PDT · by Justaham · 16 replies · 754+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-28-09 | Jim Hoft
    Children of God for Life announced today that Neocutis, a bio-pharmaceutical company focused on dermatology and skin care is using aborted fetal cell lines to produce several of their anti-aging skin creams. “It is absolutely deplorable that Neocutis would resort to exploiting the remains of a deliberately slaughtered baby for nothing other than pure vanity and financial gain,” stated Executive Director Debi Vinnedge. “There is simply no moral justification for this.” For years Children of God for Life has been a watchdog on pharmaceutical companies using aborted fetal cell lines in medical products and they have received thousands of inquiries...
  • Inside a Creepy Global Body Parts Business

    09/02/2009 10:04:16 AM PDT · by BGHater · 8 replies · 564+ views
    Spiegel ^ | 28 Aug 2009 | Martina Keller and Markus Grill
    42.90 Euros Per Arm The German company Tutogen's business in body parts is as secretive as it is lucrative. It extracts bones from corpses in Ukraine to manufacture medical products, as part of a global market worth billions that is centered in the United States. Anatoly Korzhak, a pensioner and former engineer, died in Kiev on August 5, 2004. His body was picked up at 2 a.m. and taken to the forensic medicine institute in the Ukrainian capital. That same night, Korzhak's daughter, Lena Krat, received a telephone call and was asked to come to the institute as soon as...
  • Company Says No 'Flesh-Eating' Ground Drones (Quells rumors of man-eating robots)

    07/19/2009 9:33:11 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 19 replies · 848+ views
    Defense Tech ^ | July 17th 2009 | Bryant Jordan
    The Pentagon has shown it has a great appetite for drones and robots -- everything from missile-firing UAVs to prototype patrol-bots guarding air base perimeters. But a Maryland company working on a program for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, DARPA, has the idea of giving the robots their own appetites, letting them feed on biomass as a means of fueling themselves. But as the image of flesh-eating drones refueling off the battlefield dead has spread in recent days, Cyclone Power Technologies of Florida, the company developing the robot's engine, has issued a statement about the Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot's...
  • German firm 'used hair from Auschwitz to make car parts'

    03/03/2009 6:56:01 AM PST · by BGHater · 25 replies · 1,508+ views
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 03 Mar 2009 | Tony Paterson
    One of the pillars of German industry, the giant but debt-crippled Schaeffler car parts supplier, was accused yesterday of using hair shorn from at least 40,000 Auschwitz death camp prisoners to make textiles at its factories in Nazi-occupied Poland during the Second World War. The highly disturbing allegations were contained in new evidence unearthed by Polish historians at the Auschwitz museum, who said they had found rolls of fabric made from camp inmates' hair at a former Schaeffler factory in Poland's southern region of Silesia. The discovery was the latest in a series of damaging blows for the ailing Schaeffler...
  • Washington state to allow `dignity' deaths

    03/01/2009 12:21:37 PM PST · by greatdefender · 323 replies · 8,074+ views
    Yahoo-AP ^ | 03/01/2009 | RACHEL LA CORTE
    OLYMPIA, Wash. – Terminally ill patients with less than six months to live will soon be able to ask their doctors to prescribe them lethal medication in Washington state. But even though the "Death with Dignity" law takes effect Thursday, people who might seek the life-ending prescriptions could find their doctors conflicted or not willing to write them. Many doctors are hesitant to talk publicly about where they stand on the issue, said Dr. Tom Preston, a retired cardiologist and board member of Compassion & Choices, the group that campaigned for and supports the law.
  • FDA approves first human embryonic stem cell safety trial (3 days after Pres. Bush left)

    02/02/2009 7:07:22 PM PST · by STARWISE · 328 replies · 7,182+ views
    Scientific American ^ | 1-23-09 | Jordan Lite
    Federal regulators have green-lighted the first trial of an embryonic stem-cell treatment in humans. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave the go-ahead for Geron Corporation to start a phase I safety trial of its therapy GRNOPC1 for spinal cord injuries, the Menlo Park, Calif.–based company announced today. It first sought permission for the trial four years ago and spent much of the last year trying to satisfy the FDA’s concerns about it. "This marks the beginning of what is potentially a new chapter in medical therapeutics—one that reaches beyond pills to a new level of healing: the restoration...
  • Bodies of Hamas leader's children paraded as group promises 'painful' revenge for their deaths

    01/03/2009 6:49:27 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 73 replies · 2,182+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 03rd January 2009 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Bodies of Hamas leader's children paraded as group promises 'painful' revenge for their deaths By Daily Mail Reporter Last updated at 1:23 PM on 03rd January 2009 The bodies of a senior Hamas leader's small children were today ghoulishly paraded through the streets of Gaza as the group pledged to avenge their deaths. Nizar Rayan, his four wives and 10 of his children were all killed by in an Israeli air strike on his home after he ignored warnings they should go into hiding. In grisly scenes, mourners held up the bloodied bodies of the children to the cameras in...
  • Australia issues first license to clone human embryos

    09/18/2008 11:27:31 AM PDT · by BGHater · 6 replies · 225+ views
    Reuters ^ | 17 Sep 2008 | Michael Perry
    The Australian government has issued its first license allowing scientists to create cloned human embryos to try and obtain embryonic stem cells. The in vitro-fertilization firm Sydney IVF was granted the license and reportedly has access to 7,200 human eggs for its research. If the firm is successful it would be a world first, the Australian government's National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), which granted the license, said on Wednesday. Scientists in other countries have made stem cells they believe are similar to embryonic cells using a variety of techniques, but none have been able to extract embryonic stem...
  • Police: 3 Suspects Used Corpse Skull to Make Bong

    05/09/2008 7:22:38 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies · 167+ views
    FOX 26 ^ | May 8, 2008
    HOUSTON -- Police have charged three suspects accused of using the skull of a corpse buried in a Kingwood cemetery to make a bong. Kevin Wade Jones, 17, Matthew Richard Gonzalez, 17, and a 16-year-old boy were all charged with one count of desecrating a corpse. The suspects are accused of digging up the skull of an 11-year-old boy buried in a cemetery for African American war veterans and using it to smoke marijuana.
  • Book Reveals Fetal Soup Served in Chinese Restaurants

    02/01/2008 5:34:42 PM PST · by wagglebee · 75 replies · 1,766+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/1/08 | Thaddeus M. Baklinski
    February 1, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Dr. Mark Miravalle's sobering book, The Seven Sorrows of China, gives, in heart-wrenching detail, accounts of the brutality of the one-child policy and its effects on the Chinese people.Dr. Miravalle's account of his often intense experiences as he travels through modern China provides a disturbingly realistic picture of life outside of Beijing. The following is an excerpt from Part III of Dr. Miravalle's book, entitled The Third Sorrow: Abortion Without Conscience: The Indoctrination of a Nation: "The most alarming," he writes, "the most depressing, the most Copernican revelation of all that I have been...
  • Anger over plan to dig up 350,000 bodies in historic London cemetery for Muslim burial site[UK]

    10/11/2007 10:58:41 AM PDT · by BGHater · 93 replies · 2,817+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 11 Oct 2007 | Daily Mail
    A row has erupted over a plan to dig up a third of a million bodies from an historic east London cemetery to make way for a new Muslim burial site. Tower Hamlets council in London is considering reopening the Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park in Mile End to answer a long-running campaign for a Muslim graveyard in the area. The park, off Bow Common Lane, was deconsecrated as a Church of England cemetery by Parliament in 1966, after being deemed full with about 350,000 bodies buried there. It is not yet clear what the Council proposes to do with the...
  • A danger within? North Texan files suit over transplanted tissue (Black market cadaver trade)

    09/25/2007 6:12:37 AM PDT · by Dysart · 9 replies · 118+ views
    Star-Telegram ^ | 9-25-07 | JAN JARVIS
    Jim Livingston never gave much thought to the bone transplanted in his neck until that Sunday afternoon when his doctor called to tell him about the recall."Do they want it back?" he asked, half-jokingly.Quickly it became clear that this was no laughing matter.Bone allegedly stolen from a corpse had been used in Livingston's neck to relieve the pain of a ruptured disk.With that bit of news, the 44-year-old Weatherford father joined hundreds of others nationwide who are living with the knowledge that they carry bones and tissue taken illegally from cadavers in what has become a bizarre tale of selling...
  • Who The Liberals Really Are

    08/23/2007 7:32:51 PM PDT · by ChessExpert · 14 replies · 911+ views
    Human Events ^ | 08/22/2007 | Monica Crowley
    Kerry testifying on the American soldier in Vietnamin: “…they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam in addition to the normal ravage of war, and the normal and very particular ravaging which is done by the applied bombing power of this country.”
  • Potential organ donor was wrongly declared brain-dead

    04/12/2007 6:27:57 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 80 replies · 2,114+ views
    LA Times ^ | 12 April 2007 | Charles Ornstein and Tracy Weber
    A man whose family agreed to donate his organs for transplant upon his death was wrongly declared brain-dead by two doctors at a Fresno hospital, records and interviews show. Only after the man's 26-year-old daughter and a nurse became suspicious was a third doctor, a neurosurgeon, brought in. He determined that John Foster, 47, was not brain-dead, a condition that would have cleared the way for his organs to be removed, records of the Feb. 21 incident show. "It kind of blew my mind," said the daughter, Melanie Sanchez, "like they were waiting like vultures, waiting for someone to die...
  • Final Footage of Anna Nicole Smith Sells for Over $500,000 (media vultures)

    02/09/2007 3:16:57 AM PST · by Erik Latranyi · 61 replies · 2,943+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 8, 2007 | Sara Bonisteel
    Footage of the final moments of Playboy Playmate Anna Nicole Smith's life sold for more than $500,000 Thursday after a media bidding war, according to Splash News & Picture Agency, the paparazzi outlet that sold the rights to the tape. The video shows paramedics working on the unresponsive reality star as she was wheeled from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Splash News screened the videotape to potential media buyers at their Los Angeles headquarters just hours after Smith's death Thursday afternoon. Emergency responders appear to administer CPR on two separate occasions as the TrimSpa spokeswoman...
  • John Cusack finds `Grace` (Big time barf alert!!!)

    01/29/2007 9:10:12 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies · 655+ views
    Park City, Jan 27: Last year`s big road-trip tale at the Sundance Film Festival was greeted with guffaws. This year`s has met with sobs. Both "Little Miss Sunshine" from last year and the current Sundance entry "Grace Is Gone" are highway heartbreakers, "Sunshine" showing a family that comes together through hilarious adversity, "Grace" depicting a family shattered by the cruelest of tragedies. Starring John Cusack, "Grace" tells the story of a stern, loving but emotionally distant father who learns his wife, an Army sergeant, has been killed in Iraq. Unable to tell his two young daughters, he takes them on...
  • Neon sign tallies war dead at Lafayette memorial

    01/11/2007 7:40:18 AM PST · by SmithL · 10 replies · 529+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 1/11/7 | Katherine Tam
    LAFAYETTE - The display of crosses across from the Lafayette BART station is now more visible at night. Organizers added a neon sign with the number of U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq. The new electric-powered neon sign sits on the lower portion of the large white sign that carries a running count of fallen troops in black numbers. There has been some discussion over whether the neon sign is "tacky" and fits the memorial, said organizer Jeff Heaton. But organizers decided to install it in light of President Bush's stated intention to send more troops to Iraq. Heaton said he...
  • Crash kills priest accused of seeking sex

    12/15/2006 9:19:12 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 4 replies · 300+ views
    The Morning Call ^ | December 15, 2006 | Kathleen Parrish and Daniel Patrick Sheehan
    The troubled life of Stephen Forish, an Allentown Catholic Diocese priest twice accused of soliciting sex on the street, ended Wednesday morning in a one-car crash on a rain-slicked road in Carbon County. Forish, 61, who had left active ministry and was living in his hometown of McAdoo, Schuylkill County, was northbound on Route 93 about 9:30 a.m. when his car veered across the other lane and hit several trees, Nesquehoning police officer Jeff Ohl said. ''Whether it was driver error or medical, we don't know,'' Ohl said. ''He did have a history of being diabetic. He could have gone...
  • U.S. fatalities in war equal those from Sept. 11

    09/22/2006 5:11:42 PM PDT · by Polybius · 39 replies · 697+ views
    MSNBC ^ | September 22, 2006 | Associated Press
    U.S. fatalities in war equal those from Sept. 11 - Military deaths in Iraq, Afghanistan reach 2,973 WASHINGTON - Now the death toll is 9/11 times two. U.S. military deaths from Iraq and Afghanistan now match those of the most devastating terrorist attack in America’s history, the trigger for what came next. Add casualties from chasing terrorists elsewhere in the world, and the total has passed the Sept. 11 figure. The latest milestone for a country at war comes without commemoration. It also may well come without the precision of knowing who is the 2,973rd man or woman of arms...
  • Human stem cells help blinded rats

    09/21/2006 8:33:39 AM PDT · by xjcsa · 22 replies · 312+ views
    Rooters via Yahoo! News ^ | September 20, 2006 | Maggie Fox
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Human embryonic stem cells can partly restore vision in blinded rats, and may offer a source of transplants for people with certain eye diseases, researchers at a U.S. company reported on Thursday. The finding, published in the journal Cloning and Stem Cells, might offer a way to use stem cells that now exist in laboratories, the researchers said. "We have developed a technology that we hope can be used to treat degenerative eye diseases such as macular degeneration," said Dr. Robert Lanza of Advanced Cell Technology in Worcester, Massachusetts, who led the study. "We have demonstrated that...
  • Making a mint off the 9/11 dead

    08/19/2006 4:21:33 PM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 65 replies · 1,781+ views
    Yesterday, the New York Daily News wrote: The hucksters who two years ago tried to peddle the fraudulent Freedom Tower Silver Dollar are back with an even more offensive scheme for trading on the memory of 9/11 for money. They go by the name of the National Collector's Mint of Port Chester, N.Y., and they're marketing a monstrosity called the 2001-2006 World Trade Center Commemorative over the Web and on late-night cable TV. You've got to see it to believe it. SEE IT AND READ THE REST
  • TV Reporters 'Helped Protester Burn Himself To Death'

    08/17/2006 7:00:06 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 1,123+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-18-2006 | Rahul Bedi
    TV reporters 'helped protester burn himself to death' By Rahul Bedi in New Delhi (Filed: 18/08/2006) Indian police are investigating a group of television journalists for allegedly helping a man to burn himself to death and filming his agony for broadcast. Pictures of Manoj Mishra writhing in pain with his back on fire were shown in Bihar state on Tuesday. Mr Mishra later died in hospital from severe burns in the town of Gaya. "We have seized footage clearly showing a group of journalists handing over matches and some inflammable substance, which we later verified to be diesel, to the...
  • RIAA Will Allow Dead Defendant's Children 60 Days To Grieve Before Deposing Them

    08/14/2006 12:07:24 PM PDT · by steve-b · 36 replies · 1,800+ views
    According to the blog Recording Industry vs The People, the RIAA, gracious as ever, will allow the children of the deceased Michigan resident Larry Scantlebury a 60 day grieving period before they proceed to depose them in the case of Warner Brothers v. Scantlebury. Mr Scantlebury passed away on June 20th, 2006. You can read the motion for the 60 day stay here (PDF). Recording Industry vs The People credits Michigan lawyer John Hermann for pointing them to the story. Hermann represents several victims of the EMI, Sony BMG, Warner and Universal sue 'em all marketing campaign. In an earlier...
  • FREEP This Poll: Is Showing Coffins of Slain American Servicemen Wrong?

    07/14/2006 2:04:58 PM PDT · by PittsburghAfterDark · 23 replies · 1,125+ views
    AOL, Contributed by the New York Slimes ^ | July 14, 2006 | ANNE E. KORNBLUT
    Ad Showing Troop Coffins Causes Clash of the Parties By ANNE E. KORNBLUT, The New York Times WASHINGTON, July 13 — In an echo of the last election cycle, political operatives are at odds over a Democratic advertisement featuring coffins coming home from war. The advertisement, a short film posted on the Web site of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, is being attacked by Republicans as tasteless and disrespectful of American troops in Iraq. In 2004, President Bush’s campaign released an advertisement showing a flag-draped body being removed from the site of the World Trade Center after the terrorist attack...
  • GOP Howling Over Democratic Web Ad (shows flag-draped coffins and fake police mug shot of DeLay)

    07/13/2006 6:16:59 PM PDT · by Stoat · 25 replies · 1,142+ views
    CBS News ^ | July 12, 2006
    WASHINGTON (ap) _ Republicans are howling over a Democratic political Web site ad that displays flag-draped coffins and a fake police mug shot of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, arguing that the ad politicizes war casualties and is an insult to the families of the troops killed in Iraq. The 75-second ad by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee begins with a somber musical score and images of war, high gas prices, the coffins, pollution, breached levees, followed by pictures of Texas Republican DeLay, disgraced GOP lobbyist Jack Abramoff, President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. "Washington Republicans have sold...
  • Irey to Murtha: Do you Approve of Using Fallen Soldiers as Democratic Fund-Raising Tools?

    07/12/2006 2:24:49 PM PDT · by Just A Nobody · 114 replies · 1,939+ views
    Irey for Congress ^ | July 12, 2006 | Irey for Congress
    (MONONGAHELA, July 12) – Washington County Commissioner and Pennsylvania 12th district Republican Congressional nominee Diana Irey – responding to a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraising video using images of caskets of fallen American soldiers – today released the following statement: “The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee this week sent out a fundraising video using images of caskets of fallen American soldiers. Raising campaign cash off the deaths of our honored dead is revolting. Nancy Pelosi and Rahm Emanuel should be ashamed of themselves – and so should any Democrat who stands for this. “Consequently, I have a new question for Jack...
  • House Democrats use image of soldiers coffins in Campaign Video...

    07/12/2006 1:54:51 PM PDT · by slowhand520 · 86 replies · 2,210+ views
    http://www.dccc.org/multimedia/archives/new_directions/
  • Stem-cell center gets $10 million (Embryonic Stem Cells)

    07/05/2006 11:36:41 AM PDT · by TheDon · 3 replies · 245+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | July 5, 2006 | GARY ROBBINS
    Famed Newport Beach bond trader Bill Gross is donating $10 million to UC Irvine to support human embryonic stem-cell research at a campus that's competing hard to become a mecca in the young and controversial field. Gross and his wife Sue gave UCI $2million for such things as equipping, staffing and operating the university's new Stem Cell Research Center. They've pledged an additional $8 million toward a proposed permanent institute that could cost $80 million. ......
  • Freeper Video Report: Code Pink Cheers 2500 Deaths In Iraq With Coffin March To White House 6/14/06

    06/19/2006 7:30:29 PM PDT · by tgslTakoma · 61 replies · 3,508+ views
    me | June 19, 2006 | tgslTakoma
    <p>I have uploaded the video I made of this event on Google Video, and you can view it HERE. It's twenty minutes long. For the twelve Freepers and lurkers still using dial-up, here's a recap of the events...</p> <p>I got word (from an anonymous source) a week ago that Code Pink was going to have another Moonbat parade in DC on Flag Day (June 14th for those of you in Rio Linda), to celebrate the 2500th US military death in Iraq. It didn't matter to Gael Murphy when she announced the parade that the death toll might not be at 2500; she must have been really bummed by Zarqawi's untimely demise on June 7th (HOOAH! and AirPower!) and needed to do something to lift her out of the funk she was in. And a blood dance was just the ticket, apparently.</p>
  • Senator Dick Durbin waiting for soldiers to die.

    06/15/2006 8:52:54 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 75 replies · 1,795+ views
    Congressional Record ^ | 06/14/06 | Senator Dick Durbin
    This morning's newspaper informs us that we have lost 2,493 of our best and bravest young men and women serving this United States in Iraq. I asked a member of my staff to check when we lost 2,000 soldiers, and the date was October 25 of last year. It appears that in a very short period of time, we will pass the 2,500 mark. At the time that we recorded the 2,000th military death in Iraq, I asked, along with other Senators, for a moment of silence on the floor of the U.S. Senate to acknowledge their great contribution to...
  • Military deaths in Iraq hit 2,500

    06/15/2006 7:23:28 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 32 replies · 812+ views
    Reuters, via Yahoo ^ | 15 JUNE 2006 | Omar al-Ibadi
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) -- The number of U.S. military deaths in Iraq has reached 2,500, the Pentagon said on Thursday, more than three years into a conflict that finds U.S.-led forces locked in a struggle with a resilient Sunni Arab insurgency. The news came after a senior Iraqi official in Baghdad said his country's security forces had seized al Qaeda in Iraq documents giving key information about the militant group's network and the whereabouts of its leaders. "We believe this is the beginning of the end of al Qaeda in Iraq," national security adviser Mowaffaq al-Rubaie told a televised news...
  • Doctors Seek Asylum After Exposing Ukraine Abortion for Cosmetics Scandal

    03/29/2006 12:45:25 PM PST · by NYer · 31 replies · 1,867+ views
    LifeSite ^ | March 29, 2006 | Gudrun Schultz
    DUBLIN, Ireland, March 29, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Two Ukraininan doctors, Vadym Lazaryev and Vladymyr Ishchenko, have been seeking asylum in Ireland since 2004, after they were forced to flee their country for exposing appalling human rights abuses of women and unborn children in the Ukraine. The doctors were part of a group working to uncover a macabre system of medical trafficking in the bodies of unborn babies, European Life Network reported today. Doctors were deceiving women into aborting their babies for false "medical" reasons, and then selling the bodies of the children. The children would be aborted live, and...