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  • Nigel Farage Show: 19th June 2018: Should cannabis be legalised in the UK?

    07/14/2018 8:42:17 PM PDT · by Ken H · 71 replies
    LBC You Tube Channel ^ | June 19, 2018 | Nigel Farage
    Nearly one hour of Nigel Farage and callers discussing cannabis legalization in the UK. He is in favor of it.
  • Is This The Answer To The Looming U.S. Healthcare Crisis?

    07/13/2018 9:58:03 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 22 replies
    Safehaven.com ^ | 07-13-2018 | Alex
    America has a big, big problem on its hands. Healthcare costs are rising at astronomical and unsustainable rates, and the country’s leader seems powerless to stem the tide. Perhaps that would not be a big problem if the economy was keeping pace. But it isn’t. In fact, growth in healthcare spending is projected to outflank economic growth by a factor of more than 2:1. The U.S. might be the largest economy in the world, but it still spends a disproportionately large amount on healthcare. In 2016, health care expenditure per capita clocked in at $10,348--about double the average spend by...
  • Melania Trump steps out in London for event with British schoolchildren

    07/13/2018 8:56:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    KTRK-TV ^ | July 13, 2018 | Jordyn Phelps, ABC News
    While President Donald Trump met with Prime Minister Theresa May Friday morning, First Lady Melania Trump set out for London to meet up with May's husband, Philip May, at London's Royal Hospital for an event with British schoolchildren and veterans. The first lady met with school children who showed her how they make poppies -- a British symbol in that stands in tribute to fallen service members -- that are sold to raise money for veterans on Armistice Day and, in an apparent nod to Mrs Trump's "Be Best" initiative that promotes children's interests, chatted with a group of kids...
  • United Healthcare to Host Job Fair in Green Bay For 125 Positions (Wisconsin)

    07/12/2018 8:21:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Patch ^ | July 12, 2018 | Scott Anderson
    United Healthcare will host a job fair to hire 125 new sales and customer service representatives. Here are the details: GREEN BAY, WI — United Healthcare will host a job fair to hire 125 new sales and customer service representatives Tuesday, July 17, and Wednesday, July 18, at its 3100 AMS Blvd. in Green Bay location. All of the positions will be based at that office. Interested candidates will be able to speak with recruiters and hiring managers at the job fair. Candidates are also encouraged to visit https://uhg.hr/GreenBayCareers to learn more about the openings. The UnitedHealth Group family of...
  • Health: Prodigy From Mobb Deep Dies After Hospitalization For Sickle Cell Anemia

    07/12/2018 12:27:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Brinkwire ^ | July 12, 2018
    The rapper Prodigy, from the hip hop group Mobb Deep, died today at age 42 while on tour in Las Vegas, according to TMZ. Although his exact cause of death has not been confirmed, his publicist announced that Prodigy, whose reeal name is Albert Johnson, was hospitalized a few days ago for complications caused by sickle cell anemia. Here are some possible life-threatening complications caused by this blood condition. “Prodigy was hospitalized a few days ago in Vegas after a Mobb Deep performance for complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis. As most of his fans know, Prodigy battled...
  • How Florida spread oxy across half of America

    07/11/2018 10:41:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Metro West Daily News ^ | July 8, 2018 | Pat Beall, The Palm Beach Post
    Reliably red on the political map, Huntington is a West Virginia town with a 191-year-old university, a storied football team and more than 100 churches. It’s where Will Lockwood graduated from high school. It’s where he enrolled at Marshall University. It’s where he first tried OxyContin. By the time Lockwood entered Marshall as a freshman, Detroit dealers were trickling into Huntington selling OxyContin and pills with OxyContin’s active ingredient, oxycodone. Even though Lockwood could step out his front door and get the drug, Detroit street dealers weren’t the preferred supplier. Florida was. It may be 1,000 miles away, but to...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    07/11/2018 8:00:54 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/11/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    A Nevada judge has blocked the execution of two-time killer Scott Dozier scheduled for tonight. Pharmaceutical company Alvogen sued to stop its drug, the sedative midazolam, from being used for the execution. The company claimed that the drug was obtained by the state of Nevada illegally through subterfuge and was to be used for unapproved purposes. They also claimed that use of the drug might cause a botched execution. Oregon ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond are home tonight after they were pardoned by President Trump yesterday...... President Trump has urged NATO countries to increase their defense spending even more than...
  • Doug Ford Is Dead Right, Injection Sites Dead Wrong

    07/09/2018 10:18:47 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/09/18 | Dr. Gifford Jones
    History shows that more money, more social workers, and injections sites will end in failure Not all the lunatics are in the asylum. Why? Because federal prison officials are providing needles to prisoners so they can inject themselves with illegal drugs. Now, Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, is being criticized for damning the use of injection sites in prison and in Canadian cities. Condoning drug use is the most illogical way to combat North America’s opioid epidemic. But what else would work? The drug problem is like a cancerous growth that kills, not just people. Look at what has happened...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Police Say Couple Poisoned By "Novichok" Near Russian Couple Incident, Threat Trump

    07/04/2018 4:44:49 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 52 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/4/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    "A man and a woman found unconscious in Wiltshire were poisoned by Novichok-the same nerve agent that poisoned ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal, police say" BBC News story published at around 6pm Eastern-2300 British Summer Time 7/4/2018 Last Saturday in Amesbury, England Charlie Rowley and Dawn Sturgess became ill and went unconscious. Soon workers in hazmat suits were in the area. At first police thought it might be a drug related incident. First media reports appeared this morning with the words "mysterious substance" attached to what caused the pair to go unconscious. But late tonight in the UK "Novichok" was identified...
  • BD, having bought Bard, is hiring 45 workers or more (New York State)

    07/04/2018 10:15:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Post-Star ^ | July 3, 2018 | Kathleen Moore
    QUEENSBURY — A medical device company has gone on a hiring spree after buying Bard, which has a well-known local manufacturing plant. BD has put up signs on the bike trail, is passing out flyers and recently changed the sign at Bard on Bay Road as it tries to hire 45 new employees. The company needs engineers, supervisors, workers trained in the “continuous improvement” efficiency system and many other positions. A flyer being circulated around the region says the company is also looking for manufacturing team members, with no previous experience needed. The openings are listed at www.crbard.com/careers. The company...
  • Is Cannabis the Cure for Rural Unemployment?

    07/02/2018 8:04:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    High Times ^ | June 28, 2018 | Sarah Murell
    For those of us living in cities, the memories of the 2007 economic crash are a distant memory. But for our neighbors in rural counties, the ghosts of the depression are still haunting vacant towns where farming and manufacturing used to thrive. According to the Economic Research Service arm of the USDA, rural and metro employment equalized in the early part of 2008 before bottoming out, but while metro employment has more than recovered, rural employment has yet to achieve parity with its pre-crash levels. Farmers are suffering especially hard, and many are having to find supplemental work off the...
  • ‘Trump-shaped ecstasy pills’ seized in drug busts

    07/02/2018 3:16:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Marin Independent Journal ^ | July 2, 2018 | The Associated Press
    PERU, Ind. >> Some drug traffickers appear to be using President Donald Trump’s image to brand their illegal wares. An Indiana State Police news release about 129 arrests in a series of drug busts in northern Indiana includes a photo of what police describe as “Trump-shaped ecstasy pills.” They are orange and stamped with a face. On the back are the words “great again,” an apparent reference to Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.”(continued)
  • Incels embrace Capital Gazette shooter — but only after they learn he harassed a woman

    07/02/2018 4:01:50 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 71 replies
    We Hunted the Mammoth ^ | June 30, 2018 | David Futrelle
    By David FutrelleSeveral hours after the news broke that a gunman had shot five people dead at the Capital Gazette newspaper offices in Annapolis, Maryland, but before we knew much of anything about the shooter himself, I took a look at the forums on Incels.me to see if anyone on the site was saying anything about this latest mass killing.Incels, after all, have an almost reflexive tendency to praise or excuse anyone who kills a high enough number of the “normies” incels consider their sworn enemies, and many of them worship incel mass killer Elliot Rodger as a virtual saint.But...
  • Where is the states' right to choose on abortion?

    07/01/2018 6:43:00 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 22 replies
    EEE | 01 JULY 2018 | EEE
    We hear so much about a woman's "right to choose" and how Roe vs Wade is somehow magically settled law and untouchable. We don't want women having back-alley abortions, right? Did you know that prior to 1973, states had their own abortion laws? States like NY and WA, of course, had no restrictions on abortion (Yellow). States in the South and surprisingly CA allowed abortions only in the cases of rape, incest, or when the Mother's life was in danger (Green). Most of the Upper Midwest, the Northeast, and TX BANNED abortion (Red) So what would happen if Roe vs...
  • The Transgender Suicide Rate Isn’t Due To Discrimination

    07/01/2018 1:03:06 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 30 replies
    http://thefederalist.com ^ | JULY 7, 2016 | Daniel Payne
    Chelsea Manning—who became a male-to-female transgender after going to prison as Bradley Manning for giving reams of classified information to WikiLeaks—allegedly attempted suicide earlier this week. Manning was taken to a prison hospital after an apparent attempted hanging. This is not a surprise: “transgender” individuals have an alarmingly high suicide rate, somewhere north of 40 percent by some reliable estimates. A variety of explanations are often given for this astronomical figure, chief among them that transgender people are driven to kill themselves in such large numbers because they suffer from discrimination, bigotry and hatred.
  • Rubius Therapeutics to build manufacturing facility in R.I. (160 good paying jobs)

    06/30/2018 1:38:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Boston Globe ^ | June 29, 2018 | Jonathan Saltzman
    Rubius Therapeutics, a Cambridge biotech, plans to build a 135,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Smithfield, R.I., after the State of Rhode Island on Thursday approved about $6.4 million in tax credits. The plant is expected to create 160 highly skilled jobs in manufacturing and biotech operations, according to Governor Gina M. Raimondo. Rubius is developing technology intended to turn our own red blood cells into potent new medicines. Rubius plans to invest up to $155 million over about five years to renovate a manufacturing facility in an existing building in Smithfield....
  • WHAT’S WRONG WITH NANCY? Pelosi trips over ‘soy beans,’ asks reporter to ‘repoot’ question

    06/29/2018 7:16:33 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 100 replies
    www.theamericanmirror.com ^ | June 29, 2018 | By Kyle Olson
    What is wrong with Nancy Pelosi? As the noose seems to be tightening on her prospects to return to party power after the November elections, the House Minority Leader stumbled over words, suffered brain freezes and stared at reporters during a Thursday press conference. “Last week, soy bean futures hit a nine-year low,” Pelosi told reporters. “Soy boyn— soy bean futures hit a nine-year low,” she repeated, attempting to pronounce the words clearly, accentuating each one with a pointed finger. “Pork producers, corn growers and wheat grawers, growers are reeling, too,” she said before suffering a brain freeze, staring at...
  • New Lake Mary call center to create 260 high-wage jobs (Florida)

    06/27/2018 1:46:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Orlando Business Journal ^ | June 27, 2018 | Susan Lundine
    A national leader in health insurance plans to create 125 Central Florida jobs immediately and more than 260 over the next 12 months As Florida’s senior population continues to grow, Connecticut-based Medicare sales and marketing firm HealthPlan One, known as HPOne, will open a new call center in Lake Mary this summer, its third location in Florida. The other two are in Tampa and St. Petersburg, where the company has more than 350 workers combined. The firm also has two Arizona locations. Over the next three months, the company plans to hire 125 positions as it ramps up the new...
  • Looking for Health Insurance in NYS, Keep Getting Pointed to "The Marketplace"

    06/27/2018 10:13:34 AM PDT · by CaptainPhilFan · 29 replies
    6/27/18 | No one Special
    Hi All. Here's the situation. Hubs and I live in NY. I am not working, and he was part of a mass lay off 3 weeks ago. We need health insurance. COBRA will cost $1100+ per month and that is not doable. We looked into the much-fabled Medishare. To be a member you must profess faith and give them the name of your church. We have faith but no church. Some off-shoot, Aliera (?), isn't as strict, but kinda shady. Any other insurance company points to the Marketplace, where we will not go because, without income we'll be shoved onto...
  • DC Infested with Psychopaths [semi-satire]

    06/25/2018 3:24:50 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 June 2018 | John Semmens
    A study of psychopathy throughout the United States found that the nation's highest concentration of these types of people was in Washington DC. California, New Jersey, and New York finished in second, third, and fourth place for percentage of the population qualifying as psychopaths. The study was conducted by Southern Methodist University Assistant Professor Ryan Murphy. "The District of Columbia is measured to be far more psychopathic than any individual state in the country," Murphy observed. He speculated that "psychopaths may be drawn to Washington since government offers a robust array of opportunities for individuals to exercise power over others....