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  • Marijuana vs. Scotch and a Low IQ

    08/21/2014 2:13:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 85 replies ^ | August 21, 2014 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- Turning once again to what the sociologists call "coping mechanisms": There is marijuana and then there is alcohol. They are increasingly the civilized options. Consider alcohol. Consider a suave scotch and soda. One does not sit down to a scotch and soda to get blitzed, unless one is a veritable drunk. One sits down and sips a scotch and soda while conversing with friends. Perhaps one reads a book. One enjoys the scotch for the taste. With scotch there are scores of different tastes. One drinks a single malt. One drinks a blend. The same is true with...
  • ‘Same-sex behavior is hazardous, is harmful, and is dangerous’: Scottish Catholic media director

    08/07/2012 7:37:57 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 19 replies ^ | Thu Aug 02, 2012 | by Peter Baklinski
    GLASGOW, Scotland, August 2, 2012 ( – The director of the Scottish Catholic Media Office has defended statements made by Archbishop-elect of Glasgow Philip Tartaglia. In which he argued that society has been silent when it comes to the health risks and dangers of the homosexual lifestyle. “There is a link between same-sex sexual practice and early death,” said Peter Kearney, director of the Scottish Catholic Media Office, to STV’s Rona Dougall on Scotland Tonight last Sunday. “And that’s not something that the Catholic Church simply ‘believes’, there is an overwhelming body of medical evidence to suggest that.” Peter Kearney,...
  • Oral Contraceptives and Cancer Risk: Questions and Answers

    02/16/2012 10:45:40 AM PST · by topher · 9 replies
    Oral Contraceptives and Cancer Risk: Questions and Answers Some cancers depend on naturally occurring sex hormones for their development and growth. Researchers are interested in learning whether the hormones in oral contraceptives affect cancer risk in women (see Question 1). Some studies have shown an increased risk of breast cancer in women taking oral contraceptives, while other studies have shown no change in risk (see Question 2). Oral contraceptive use has been shown in multiple studies to decrease the risk of ovarian and endometrial cancer (see Question 3). Oral contraceptives have been shown to increase the risk of cervical cancer;...
  • CNN Poll: Majority says government a threat to citizens' rights

    02/26/2010 7:04:42 AM PST · by Logic n' Reason · 35 replies · 856+ views
    CNN ^ | 26 Feb., 2010 | logic 'n reason
    A majority of Americans think the federal government poses a threat to rights of Americans, according to a new national poll.
  • Cantor Says Rhetoric Harmful, Calls for Inclusion (criticizes some Rush Limbaugh comments)

    11/06/2009 3:27:52 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 69 replies · 1,846+ views
    Bloomberg on Yahoo ^ | 11/6/09 | Lorraine Woellert
    Nov. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Eric Cantor, the second-ranking Republican in the U.S. House, said his party needs to be inclusive and criticized some comments by talk-show host Rush Limbaugh as inappropriate. “The Republican Party in its roots is a party of inclusion and we ought to be promoting that and making sure that voices are heard,” Cantor, of Virginia, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing today.
  • Green Tea Harmful In Large Quantities

    05/05/2007 4:04:28 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 1,747+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 4-5-2007
    Green tea can be harmful in large quantities 10:00 05 May 2007 From New Scientist Print Edition. Green tea is good for you, but only if drunk in moderation. While the polyphenols in green tea are credited with preventing heart disease and cancer, it seems they can cause liver and kidney damage if consumed in very large quantities, a review of studies into the toxicity of polyphenols has shown. "People shouldn't be too alarmed by this, but those taking supplements may experience problems," says lead author Chung Yang of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. He stresses that up...
  • Arsenic In Chicken Feed May Pose Health Risks To Humans

    04/09/2007 3:51:01 PM PDT · by blam · 32 replies · 1,124+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 4-9-2007 | American Chemical Society
    Source: American Chemical Society Date: April 9, 2007 Arsenic In Chicken Feed May Pose Health Risks To Humans Science Daily — Pets may not be the only organisms endangered by some food additives. An arsenic-based additive used in chicken feed may pose health risks to humans who eat meat from chickens that are raised on the feed, according to an article in the April 9 issue of Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly news magazine of the American Chemical Society. Roxarsone, the most common arsenic-based additive used in chicken feed, is used to promote growth, kill parasites and improve pigmentation...
  • Harmful Fats Removed From Supermarket Food (UK)

    01/31/2007 6:39:51 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 287+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-2-2007 | David Derbyshire
    Harmful fats removed from supermarket food By David Derbyshire, Consumer Affairs Editor Last Updated: 2:19am GMT 01/02/2007 Artery clogging trans-fats will have been phased out of almost all supermarket own-brand food within weeks, Britain's major retailers said yesterday. The British Retail Consortium, which represents most of the leading supermarkets, claimed that the voluntary move would cut the rates of heart disease and obesity. Marks & Spencer, Waitrose, Sainsbury's and Tesco say they have already removed the potentially harmful fats from own-brand lines, while Asda says it is "very nearly there". Boots, Morrisons, Iceland and Somerfield also confirmed that they were...
  • N. Korea: Depressed Market due to harmful Chinese Goods(&they expect the regime ends in 1.5 year)

    09/30/2006 7:01:40 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies · 1,099+ views
    Futurekorea ^ | 09/30/06 | Lee Duk-soo
    /begin my translation Depressed Market due to Bad Chinese Goods Life of N. Koreans We find out the life in N. Korea from N. Koreans who came to China. People do not go to work because government cannot give out food rations. The authorities cannot come down strongly on them, either. N. Koreans mainly use Chinese products, but many of them turn out to be health hazards, leading to boycotts. For example, lipsticks can cause fever, and skin to be peeled off. Brazier can cause rashes and itching. Worse, one newly-wed couple died after eating apples in 2005, or children...
  • Cannabis use risks unborn babies' health: study

    07/05/2006 6:32:26 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 8 replies · 418+ views
    A new study has found that cannabis use by pregnant women has a significant negative effect on their babies' health. The study was carried out by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre. In what it describes as the largest study of its kind, the research centre analysed more than 400,000 live births over a five-year period, studying the effects of cannabis, opiods and stimulants, on the developing foetus. Dr Lucy Burns says it showed that cannabis smoking had a major effect. "Cannabis use seemed to have quite a significant impact on the baby in terms of the baby's weight...
  • NASA Satellite Technology Helps Fight Invasive Plant Species

    02/16/2006 3:49:03 PM PST · by george76 · 1 replies · 779+ views
    PRNewswire ^ | Feb. 15 | PRNewswire
    Products based on NASA Earth observations and a new Internet-based decision tool are providing information to help land and water managers combat tamarisk (saltcedar), an invasive plant species damaging precious water supplies in the western United States. This decision tool, called the Invasive Species Forecasting System (ISFS), is being used at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Institute of Invasive Species Science in Fort Collins, Colo. It is the result of combining USGS science and NASA Earth observations, software engineering and high- performance computing expertise. "The ISFS combines NASA satellite data with tens of thousands of field sampling measurements, which...
  • ZOT this Fashist!

    02/08/2006 12:53:07 PM PST · by fingerlakestennesee · 197 replies · 7,796+ views
    In this war freedom should come first not after! In New Hampshire the Motto is Live free or Die! I don't need Bush spying on law abiding americans and taking our freedoms. Anyone who surrenders a square inch of freedom to the government in the name of saftey is a traitor and should be treated like one! Let the Bush Fashists all drop dead! Filthy Commys! LET FREEDOM RING!
  • Bush's Job Growth WORST in 50 Years (Roll out the red carpet for this “staunch Bush supporter.”)

    01/03/2006 8:29:33 AM PST · by intruder alert · 344 replies · 12,727+ views
    bopnews ^ | Hale Stewart
    Bush’s giant Right Wing Noise Machine (RWNM) loves to preach about the Bush economic miracle. In fact, the RWNM’s current thinking is Bush doesn’t spend enough time talking about his economic triumphs. If only he did, then everyone would fall in line and believe in the great Bush economic miracle. There is one problem with this argument: it’s a lie. Any way you look at the Bush economy, it comes up short. Today, I want to compare Bush’s job creation record with other economic recoveries. As usual, Bush comes up way short. The national Bureau of Economic Research has identified...
  • Decaffeinated Coffee May Be Harmful To Heart

    11/17/2005 10:50:32 AM PST · by blam · 27 replies · 1,226+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 11-16-2005 | Gaia Vince
    Decaffeinated coffee may be harmful to heart 15:00 16 November 2005 news service Gaia Vince Decaffeinated coffee may have a harmful effect on the heart by increasing the levels of a specific cholesterol in the blood, researchers say. Their explanation is that caffeine-free coffee is often made from a type of bean with a higher fat content. Robert Superko, at the Piedmont-Mercer Center for Health and Learning in Atlanta, Georgia, US, and colleagues looked at the effects of coffee on 187 people. The group was split into three similar-sized groups for the three-month study: one group drank three to...
  • Left and East Coast Slam Wholesome 'Fly-Over Country' Again!?!

    06/09/2005 2:40:26 PM PDT · by hinterlander · 24 replies · 1,087+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | June 9, 2005 | Human Events
    Los Angeles Times and New York Magazine blast conservative values. Some on the Left continue to believe conservatives want to burn books. When Congressional Quarterly columnist Craig Crawford, guest-hosting MSNBC’s “Countdown,” June 3, suggested that the May 30 Human Events list of the “Ten Most Harmful Books of the 19th and 20th Centuries” might somehow be a first step toward banning books, Don Devine—a professor at Bellevue University and one of the “judges” who voted on creating the Human Events list—pleasantly pointed out that far from trying to ban the listed books, he actually taught many of them in his...

    02/10/2005 6:27:02 PM PST · by Quix · 6 replies · 1,381+ views
    A Glimpse Ahead Timothy Snodgrass The Impossible Will Come Alive In 2005 01/28/05 In January of 2004, as we began to intercede for the New Year the Holy Spirit gave us the prophetic slogan, "The Seas will Roar in 2004". This year we were given a new slogan, "The Impossible will come Alive in 2005". As the veil of darkness begins to come down over nations and regions, along with great shakings will come great breakthroughs; signs, wonders, healings and a spectacular release of miracles in impossible circumstances. This year, although we are ultimately poised to gain much ground, there...
  • You are being watched! You will slip up soon! (Ooooooooh, a scary post! ZOT!!!)

    01/31/2005 3:28:10 PM PST · by dl_pens · 189 replies · 3,465+ views
    You and your fascist co-horts will all be sorry when the Bush* administration is charged with stealing this election. His administration and this website is nothing more then propaganda for a fascist regime. We are watching you, and we will be there when you slip up and your face down on the ground because you slipped on your own Nazi style propaganda. John Kerry won this election and you know it! Everyone knows it!
  • Hillary Clinton 2008 Confirmed?

    01/17/2005 4:38:09 PM PST · by yoe · 51 replies · 6,759+ views
    National Ledger ^ | Jan. 16, 2005 | Staff
    New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) has long been rumored as desperately seeking the democratic nomination for president in 2008. And while many political observers fully expect the power hungry former First Lady to hit the campaign trail within only a few months of being re-elected as a US Senator in 2006, US News & World report claims to have a confirmation of sorts. From USNews.Com's Washington Whispers: Hillary's in… You don't have to take it from us about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton 's desire to run for president. Her brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham, say it's true. Friends...
  • Marijuana: more harmful than you thought

    10/11/2003 7:00:29 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 227 replies · 933+ views
    NBC-2 via SOUNDOFF ^ | 10-11-03 | Sloane Heffernan
    LEE COUNTY, October 10, 2003 - Marijuana is often thought of as a relatively harmless, recreational drug and the debate over its medical value rages on. But there's new evidence that it’s more harmful than many people think. A recent report shows a dramatic increase in the number of marijuana-related emergency room visits nationwide. The same is true in Southwest Florida. The Transitional Living Center in Fort Myers is near the end of a long road of recovery. "The road had a lot of bumps in it,” said Marci, a recovering addict. Marci knows the road well. She didn't want...
  • Flame retardant chemicals found building up in bodies ~ next lawsuit, after asbestos?

    04/20/2003 9:16:17 AM PDT · by buffyt · 16 replies · 282+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 19, 2003, 10:39PM | By MARLA CONE
    LOS ANGELES -- Toxic chemicals used as flame retardants are rapidly building up in the bodies of people and wildlife around the world, approaching levels in American women and their babies that could harm developing brains, new research shows. The chemicals, PBDEs, or polybrominated diphenyl ethers, are used to reduce the spread of fire in an array of plastic and foam products in homes and offices, including upholstered furniture, building materials, televisions, computers and other electronic equipment. This year, the European Union banned the two PBDE compounds that have been shown to accumulate in human bodies. Some European industries already...