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  • Rex, My Little Man of a Dog has passed

    09/14/2016 5:40:40 PM PDT · by Vendome · 145 replies
    Vanity | 9/14/2016 | Vendome
    Rex Harrison, my little guy, has passed at the age of 14. An believable friendly little guy, for a Cocker Spaniel, he loved to give kisses, love and bring joy on even the worst day. He was a funny dog who would, like a monkey, attempt to get the nits out of my hair. Never had a dog do that. He was always patient, observant and wanted to whatever I wanted to do. We called him Rex Harrison due to his black coat, with a streak of white in his chest and white paws...Like a tuxedo. He was always quite...
  • IRS Obamacare Power of the Day: Medicine Cabinet Tax

    07/26/2013 6:22:28 PM PDT · by xzins · 22 replies
    ATR ^ | 25 Jul 2013 | ATR
    Throughout the summer, Americans for Tax Reform will be highlighting the most outrageous new powers that the IRS will have under the Obamacare law. According to a report from GAO, the IRS is tasked with nearly four dozen new powers under that law. Each day, one will be selected for a brief review. Thanks to Obamacare, you can no longer buy non-prescription, over-the-counter medicines with your health savings account (HSA) or workplace flex account (FSA).
  • U.S. government has no strategy to deal with Muslim Brotherhood

    04/14/2011 10:47:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/14/11 | Eli Lake
    The federal government has no strategy to counter the Muslim Brotherhood at home or abroad, according to the chairwoman of the House panel that oversees counterintelligence and terrorism. “The federal government does not have a comprehensive or consistent strategy for dealing with the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliated groups in America,” Rep. Sue Wilkins Myrick said during a hearing Wednesday. “Nor does it have a strategy for dealing with the Brotherhood in Egypt or the greater Middle East.” The North Carolina Republican is chairwoman of the House Intelligence subcommittee on terrorism, human intelligence, analysis and counterintelligence. Mrs. Myrick said at...
  • Obama: "Change You Can Believe In" We "Promised" Needs More Time (video)

    10/27/2010 8:53:30 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 24 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 27, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    "When we promised during the campaign change you can believe in,it wasn't change you can believe in in 18 months," President Obama said. "It was change you can believe in but were going to have to work for it."
  • Obama has first success in health care overhaul

    07/15/2009 9:14:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies · 711+ views
    breitbart ^ | 7/15/09 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama achieved a milestone Wednesday when a Senate committee approved a plan to revamp the U.S. health care system. The Senate panel's action, which attracted no Republican votes, came as the president's campaign organization rolled out television ads to build support for his top domestic priority. Obama met with Republicans at the White House in search of an elusive bipartisan compromise on his call to expand coverage to the nearly 50 million uninsured Americans as well as restrain spending increases in health care. But the 13-10 party-line vote in the Senate health committee signaled a...
  • British MP Has Secret Meeting with Haniyeh in Gaza

    03/11/2009 5:42:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies · 197+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/11/09 | Avraham Zuroff
    ( British MP George Galloway met on Wednesday with Ismail Haniyeh, chief of the Hamas-led PA of Gaza, the Associated Press reports. The location of the meeting was undisclosed. In addition, Haniyeh’s office claims that the meeting actually took place on Tuesday. Haniyeh has tried to conceal his movement ever since the IDF began Operation ‘Cast Lead’ against Hamas terrorists in Gaza.
  • Playing Chicken

    09/10/2007 3:14:56 PM PDT · by decimon · 12 replies · 290+ views
    People of the Web ^ | Sept. 7, 2007 | KEVIN SITES
    Jason Atkins is going to court to fight for the right to webcast cockfights. By KEVIN SITES, FRI SEP 7, 4:38 PM PDT MIAMI - Ask Jason Atkins about the Michael Vick dogfighting scandal, and his reaction is anger and disgust. "I just thought, you know, [he's] gotta be the worst criminal I've ever seen," he says. 'Girls and Guns' is among the features on Jason Atkins' ToughSportsLive Web site. Animal rights advocates might find that response surprising, because Atkins's Web network,, features live cockfighting from Puerto Rico — which, while legal there, is banned now in all 50...
  • Benedict blunder shows he has failed to master media machine

    09/15/2006 3:04:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 119 replies · 2,816+ views ^ | Sep 15 10:45 AM US/Eastern | Staff
    By unwittingly angering Muslims with his comments on Islam, Pope Benedict XVI has shown that he has yet to shake off his academic theological roots and master the global media machine with the same deftness as his predecessor. In clinging to theology and orthodoxy, the bookish Benedict has shown little regard for media management in getting his message across, unlike the communications-savvy John Paul II. Benedict railed Muslims when he quoted a 14th-century Christian emperor who said the Prophet Mohammed had brought the world only "evil and inhuman" things, portraying the Islam he founded as a religion which endorses violence,...
  • Israel Says It Has Captured Guerrillas (Baalbek)

    08/01/2006 8:26:51 PM PDT · by blam · 65 replies · 1,837+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 8-2-2006 | Hussein Dakroub
    Israel Says It Has Captured Guerrillas Wednesday August 2, 2006 4:01 AM By HUSSEIN DAKROUB Associated Press Writer BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - Israel poured up to 10,000 armored troops into south Lebanon Tuesday, and separately dropped helicopter-borne commandos deep into the eastern Bekaa Valley where they raided a Hezbollah-run hospital and fought pitched battles with guerrillas, in a major escalation of the three-week-old war. After the raid on the ancient city of Baalbek ended, the Israeli military said it had captured some guerrillas and hit others. The military statement said all its soldiers returned unharmed to their base, but gave...
  • Harvard Grad Has Rock Star Gig Waiting

    05/30/2006 12:11:05 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 16 replies · 634+ views ^ | 5 30 06 |
    May 30) — The graduating senior looked unassuming recently as he strummed his guitar on the campus of Harvard University. But he was no average student, and it was no average song. Rivers Cuomo, 35, is lead singer of the band Weezer , and he was strumming "Beverly Hills," a recent chart-topping, Grammy-nominated hit. Six months ago, after completing an 80-city tour in support of his latest platinum album, Cuomo traded in pop hooks for books -- and five-star hotels for a 14-by-9-foot dorm room. "At first, I was a little nervous about living in dorms," Cuomo said, "because I...
  • Ancient American Skeleton Has European DNA Link

    05/11/2006 5:09:23 PM PDT · by blam · 111 replies · 6,030+ views
    ABC ^ | 11-27-2000
    Ancient American Skeleton Has European DNA Link[Original headline: Sinkhole Skeleton Skeleton’s DNA Could Shed Light on American Migrations] Vanlue, Ohio [AP] — The discovery of prehistoric tools from an Ohio cave is one of several finds that has scientists questioning the identity of settlers thought to have moved in 11,000 years ago. A just completed excavation of Sheriden Cave in Wyandot County, 100 miles southwest of Cleveland, revealed tools made from flaked stone and bone. The items are scheduled to go on display next year at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Kent State University archaeologist Kenneth Tankersley, who led...
  • Inter-Agency Advisory Regarding Claims That Smoked Marijuana Is a Medicine

    04/21/2006 8:43:49 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 54 replies · 795+ views ^ | 4 20 06 | fda
    FDA Statement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Statement April 20, 2006 Media Inquiries: FDA Press Office, 301-827-6242 Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA Inter-Agency Advisory Regarding Claims That Smoked Marijuana Is a Medicine Claims have been advanced asserting smoked marijuana has a value in treating various medical conditions. Some have argued that herbal marijuana is a safe and effective medication and that it should be made available to people who suffer from a number of ailments upon a doctor's recommendation, even though it is not an approved drug. Marijuana is listed in schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), the most restrictive schedule. The...
  • Military Has Tools to Respond to Domestic Disasters, Report Says

    02/23/2006 9:22:05 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 180+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 23, 2006 | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2006 – The federal response to Hurricane Katrina demonstrated that the Defense Department is one of the only federal departments capable of playing a critical role in the nation's response to catastrophic events, a government report released today stated. In September, President Bush asked Fran Townsend, his homeland security adviser, to conduct a review about the federal response to Katrina. The result is a report titled "The Federal Response to Hurricane Katrina: Lessons Learned," which outlines what was learned from the government's response to the hurricane and how to better prepare and respond to future domestic...
  • 'Europe Has No Hope Of Eradicating Bird Flu'

    02/22/2006 6:40:19 PM PST · by blam · 37 replies · 726+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-23-2006 | David Rennie - David Derbyshire
    'Europe has no hope of eradicating bird flu' By David Rennie and David Derbyshire (Filed: 23/02/2006) Europe has "no hope of eradicating" the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus in the foreseeable future, now that there are infected wild birds across the European Union, a senior bird flu expert said yesterday. Although the virulent strain of avian influenza arrived inside the EU less than two weeks ago, it is now a fact of life, European Commission officials said. The warning came as EU officials approved plans by France and the Netherlands to vaccinate millions of birds against the disease. The British...
  • Woman in Spain Has 15 Pound Baby

    02/22/2006 8:18:22 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 17 replies · 429+ views
    2 22 06 | associated press
    MADRID, Spain - A Colombian woman has given birth to a 15-pound baby, the largest in 40 years in Madrid's main maternity hospital. The 38-year-old mother, identified only as Rosario, had gestational diabetes _ which can cause women to give birth to larger-than-usual babies _ and a track record. Her first daughter, now nine, weighed 10.2 pounds at birth. The new baby's father, Juan Carlos, said that with another woman he had a daughter that weighed 17 pounds at birth. "They told me it is genetic," he told reporters. The proud parents showed off their daughter Arancha on Monday. She...
  • Cold And Deep: Antarctica's Lake Vostok Has Two Big Neighbors

    02/08/2006 3:52:36 PM PST · by blam · 57 replies · 1,414+ views
    Science News Online ^ | 2-8-2006 | Sid Perkins
    Cold and Deep: Antarctica's Lake Vostok has two big neighbors Sid Perkins GREAT LAKES. Lake Vostok and the newly described 90°E and Sovetskaya Lakes lie beneath a kilometers-thick blanket of ice. The black square in the inset shows the outline of this satellite image on a map of Antarctica; the cross indicates the South Pole. R.E. Bell, et al. Trapped beneath Antarctica's kilometers-thick ice sheet are two bodies of water that rival North America's Great Lakes, new analyses suggest. The geological setting of these huge, unfrozen lakes hints that they may harbor ecosystems that have been isolated for millions of...
  • Intelligent design: Who has designs on your students' minds?

    01/11/2006 2:50:12 PM PST · by cougar_mccxxi · 12 replies · 588+ views ^ | 28 April 2005 | Geoff Brumfiel
    The intelligent-design movement is a small but growing force on US university campuses. For some it bridges the gap between science and faith, for others it goes beyond the pale. Geoff Brumfiel meets the movement's vanguard. For a cold Tuesday night in March, the turnout is surprisingly good. Twenty or so fresh-faced college students are gathered together in a room in the student union at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, the state's largest public university. They are there for the first meeting of Salvador Cordova's Intelligent Design and Evolution Awareness (IDEA) club.
  • Rumsfeld: Military Always Has Banned Detainee Abuse

    12/16/2005 3:23:22 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 286+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 16, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2005 – President Bush's decision to support a congressional measure that bans "cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment" of terror suspects in U.S. custody or under U.S. control won't change military operations because the military always has upheld those principles, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said during a Dec. 15 television interview. Bush announced his endorsement Dec. 15 of the so-called "McCain Amendment," championed by Arizona Sen. John McCain, who underwent torture as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. "Senator McCain has been a leader to make sure that the United States of America upholds the values of...
  • Tests unveiled in court show girl has cancer again(texas 12 year old)

    06/10/2005 4:17:36 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 105 replies · 3,286+ views ^ | 6 10 05 |
    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas Medical tests today showed that cancer has returned to a 12-year-old girl whose parents were in court to fight radiation treatment because they believed her illness was in remission. The new tests were revealed by state attorneys during a hearing that was supposed to determine whether treatment for Katie Wernecke was necessary in the days leading up to a custody hearing next Wednesday. Texas Child Protective Services removed the girl and her siblings from the home of Michele and Edward Wernecke last week after doctors said discontinued treatment could be life-threatening. Katie was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease...
  • NASCAR Driver Says Female Phenom Has Unfair Edge(Danica Patrick)

    05/28/2005 8:03:38 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 277 replies · 8,371+ views
    Robby Gordon accused Danica Patrick of having an unfair advantage in the Indianapolis 500 and said Saturday he will not compete in the race again unless the field is equalized. Gordon, a former open-wheel driver now in NASCAR, contends that Patrick is at an advantage over the rest of the competitors because she only weighs 100 pounds. Because all the cars weigh the same, Patrick's is lighter on the race track. "The lighter the car, the faster it goes," Gordon said. "Do the math. Put her in the car at her weight, then put me or Tony Stewart in the...