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  • WiFi — An invisible but ubiquitous threat to the future of the species (2 Interesting Videos)

    07/11/2014 9:07:16 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 16 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | July 11 2014 | Jim Fetzer
    Today I conducted one of the most disturbing radio interviews of my life as host of “The Real Deal”, with a British physicist and electronic warfare expert, Barrie Trower. By the time he had finished his service in the military, Barrie had acquired a great deal of expertise in the microwave field and he extended his research to common electronic systems, including cell phones, iPods, computer games and microwave ovens. He was appalled to discover that microwave radiation is ubiquitous and extremely hazardous, especially to pregnant women and young children. The risks are so great that the use of WiFi,...
  • Watch: This Military Wife’s Response To Liberals Wanting To Kill Her Is Incredible

    07/11/2014 4:38:16 AM PDT · by blueyon · 24 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 7/10/14 | Andrea D. Combs
    Remember this recent controversial photo that made liberals sick? Well, the story isn't over... Recently, Western Journalism reported on the recent social media outburst over this internet sensation. You might remember this picture posted by a woman who is unafraid to stand up for her beliefs:
  • America’s Impending Tuberculosis Epidemic

    07/10/2014 8:10:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Chicago Boyz ^ | July 10, 2014 | Trent Telenko
    (NOTE — Update at the End of the Column) One of the things that changes you, when you become a parent, is the body of knowledge you acquire to protect your spouse and children including things like knowledge of infectious diseases in public schools. In my case that meant looking at the NY Times saying the following: “…the administration has begun to send the expected 240,000 migrants and 52,000 unaccompanied minors who have crossed the border illegally in recent months in the Rio Grande Valley to cities around the county.” And at headlines for the open border crisis like this...
  • Today’s Illegal Invasion Roundup-(The Truth About What Is Really Going On)

    07/09/2014 8:00:47 AM PDT · by lbryce · 7 replies
    Fausta's blog ^ | July 8, 2014 | Fausta
    Obama’s in Texas, carefully avoiding the border, BORDER BREAKDOWN: MORE MIGRANT BUSES BLOCKED… UNITED NATIONS: ‘REFUGEES’… LICE SO BAD ‘They Can Be Seen Crawling Down’ Their Faces! As always it’s someone else’s fault:YouTube:White House Spox. Josh Earnest blames Bush for the Sharp Drop in Deportations of Illegals A plane carrying 140 undocumented immigrants, including lone children, landed at Lindbergh Field in San Diego Tuesday afternoon amid a brewing crisis over a surge of Central Americans crossing the U.S. border to escape poverty and crime in their home countries. Notice the “poverty and crime” meme. No mention of how low-income American...
  • What Kind Of Health Care System Do You Want?

    07/08/2014 8:44:38 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/8/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    Reforming health care is a signature issue with the current administration, but even the most ardent proponents of Obamacare would be reluctant to call it a success. Notwithstanding the well-publicized problems, of the countless billions spent on this program, precious little has gone into actual patient care. But really, what should we expect from a system designed by soulless bureaucrats such as “bioethicist” Ezekiel Emanuel and Donald Berwick, former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services? Emanuel infamously suggested that doctors take the Hippocratic Oath too seriously, while Berwick intoned that the federal government must step in between...
  • Everything you need to know about legal marijuana in Washington [State]

    07/07/2014 9:35:59 PM PDT · by steve86 · 13 replies
    The Seattle PI ^ | 7/7/2014 | Jake Ellison
    This is maybe somewhat misnamed, but does have an interesting collection of slideshows with commentary. Click the link above or Seattle-PI Pot Blog
  • WH trying to pre-empt sticker shock on September premium increases

    07/07/2014 10:25:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 7, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    And well they might. Insurers got a close look at the profiles of the enrollees in the individual health-insurance market this spring, and they turned out to be sicker than projected, as the “young invincibles” took a pass on ObamaCare in 2014. That means that premiums will go up in the fall in order to cover the added expense of the higher-risk enrollments — and that has the Obama administration spin team working extra hard this summer to cover their rear ends just before the midterms: Most state health insurance rates for 2015 are scheduled to be approved by early...
  • Hobby Lobby: Trying to get DemProgs to understand what it means (Read the hypothetical scenario)

    07/07/2014 6:06:41 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 7-5-2014 | Bookworm
    Impressed by the ill-informed hysterical reaction that my “real me” Facebook friends had to the Hobby Lobby decision, I explained to them that the decision is very narrow and will not (a) ban contraceptives across America and (b) lead to anti-gay lynch mobs. Here’s a slightly revised version of my Facebook post, which still failed to satisfy their paranoia and inability to understand the law. I’ve also added a little hypothetical that might open their minds. (No, don’t say it. It’s improbable, but not impossible, that a DemProg mind can open). The Hobby Lobby decision addresses one thing only: whether...
  • Illegal immigrants on council’s agenda

    07/06/2014 7:36:36 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    Galveston Daily News ^ | Jul 6, 2014. | ALEX MACON
    LEAGUE CITY — The City Council is set to consider a resolution that would refuse any federal directives to process or house undocumented immigrants in League City. A recent influx of undocumented children arriving in the U.S. has reignited the immigration debate at a national and local level. The resolution, proposed by Councilwoman Heidi Thiess and Councilman Dan Becker, contends that an increasing population of undocumented minors poses a threat to students’ education and residents’ health. The “increasing volume of illegal aliens is already bankrupting some cities and counties” in Texas, according to the proposed resolution. The proposed resolution calls...
  • How Hobby Lobby Undermines All Americans' Freedoms (They're flipping their lids)

    07/06/2014 5:32:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    Lincoln Mitchell blog ^ | July 6, 2014 | Lincoln Mitchell
    The Supreme Court's recent decision in the Hobby Lobby case demonstrates that the court, at least the five justices who voted in favor of Hobby Lobby, has little concern for, and probably little understanding of, women's health care. By ruling that corporations, on the grounds of the alleged religious views of their owners, can deny women access to some forms of contraception, the court set a horrible precedent that if followed will endanger the health and lives of many American women. The Hobby Lobby ruling may at first seem like a victory for the minority of Americans who think that...
  • Finally: Lena Dunham Expresses Opinion On Hobby Lobby Decision

    07/06/2014 4:31:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 1, 2014 | Jim Treacher
    There’s no better wisdom than received wisdom. And when it comes to parroting things she’s heard from people she believes to be smarter than her — which doesn’t really narrow it down — Lena Dunham is tops. Take it away, genius! Lena Dunham ✔ @lenadunham Women's access to birth control should not be denied because of their employer's religious beliefs. 12:50 PM - 30 Jun 2014 4,877 Retweets 6,617 favorites This is true, in theory. It’s also irrelevant, because that’s not what just happened. Lena Dunham is very stupid, but perhaps this analogy might find its way through that geologically...
  • Epidemic Deaths of Females Across the US Ghastly Result of Abortifacient Deprivation (Satire)

    07/06/2014 3:20:45 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 3 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | July 2014 | Marion DS Dreyfus
    The People's Cube - Political Satire By our friend and contributor, Marion DS Dreyfus. The White House said Monday that the Supreme Court decision extending a religious exemption to the health-care law to closely held companies would jeopardize the health of women. "We believe that the owners of for-profit companies should not be allowed to assert their personal religious views to deny their employees federally mandated benefits," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said. Epidemic Deaths of Females Across the US Ghastly Result of Abortifacient Deprivation As the Sharks sang in "West Side Story," excusing their petty delinquencies to the...
  • Honduran immigrant comes to U.S. illegally to save mother

    07/06/2014 1:16:04 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    Valley Central ^ | 07.05.2014 | Valeria Aponte
    It took 17 days for Lesvia and her young daughter to get to the United States before being caught by U.S. Border Patrol Agents. A journey she endured to help her ailing mother back in Honduras who is battling cancer. For days, they walked across Central America. They walked through and hid in mountains in Mexico to survive. Sometimes she paid officers to let them keep going. At one point even traveling alongside a group of 300 mothers and children as they crossed through Central America. She committed to the journey, hoping that the rumor back in Honduras was true...
  • From His Cold Dead Hands: When Should Grandpa Give Up His Guns?

    07/05/2014 9:31:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 5, 2014 | Bill Briggs
    Many Baby Boomers already dread “the talk” –- suggesting their aging parents surrender car keys –- but now two geriatric experts say another thorny, family question must be asked of some elderly folks. Is it time to give up your gun? In a recently published paper, the two physicians offer a five-point checklist meant to help caregivers assess whether firearms remain safe in the hands and homes of older Americans, particularly if the gun owners are exhibiting unclear thinking or depression. “Just like with some (older) people, it’s not if you should stop driving, but when,” said Dr. Ellen M....
  • Progressives Have Been Caught Covering Up Their Real Goals Yet AGAIN In The Hobby Lobby Case

    07/05/2014 6:40:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Draw and STRIKE! ^ | July 3, 2014 | Brian Cates
    Amazing how many people think the Hobby Lobby decision was about forcing the company to provide birth control to it's employees. Hobby Lobby was ALREADY providing birth control coverage to it's employees. 16 different types of it, in fact. What can we draw from the fact that many of the people blathering about this case don't know that? The real issue in the Hobby Lobby case was whether the government could force private businesses/corporations into providing abortifacients. First of all, let's be clear: abortion/taking an abortifacient is not birth control. I don't care how many shrieking leftists say different. Birth...
  • Another left-wing mistress of hypocrisy is unhappy with the Supreme Court

    07/05/2014 10:24:51 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/5/14 | Doug Book
    We have all seen the antics of a placard toting liberal as she tearfully protests the upcoming, state sponsored execution of a triple murderer. And when this same purple-haired progressive celebrates a new Planned Parenthood record in abortions performed, is anyone really surprised? After all, liberalism couldn’t exist without these mind-numbing displays of shameless hypocrisy. Frantic challenges to the deserved execution of a merciless killer followed with squeals of delight at the death of some 334,000 infants during the 2011-2012 hunting seasons of America’s abortion titleholder–all in a day’s work for the compassionate left. When the Supreme Court decided in...
  • Joe Geoghagan Is A 31 Year Old Veteran And He’s Begging The VA Not To Let Him Starve To Death

    07/04/2014 6:45:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | July 3, 2014 | John Hawkins
    Joe Geoghagan is a 31 year old veteran and he’s begging the VA not to let him starve to death. Let me repeat that. Joe Geoghagan is a 31 year old veteran and he’s BEGGING the VA not to let him starve to death. Joe first came to my attention because he wrote the Right Wing News Facebook page asking for help. Imagine that: a veteran who did three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan reduced to writing the owner of a Facebook page because he doesn’t know where else to turn to get basic medical attention. After doing some basic...
  • Government Spends Money to Create Obesity Epidemic & Then Regulates Us to “Help”

    07/04/2014 12:07:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | July 3, 2014 | Mark Horne
    I mentioned two days ago the decision of schools to ban birthday cupcakes. Michelle Obama is essentially fighting with students to get them to change what they eat. But what is missing from this story is the proper context. The fact is that our bad eating habits are getting encouraged by taxpayer money. In fact, the government arguably changed our dietary habits to their present behavior. The Foundation for Economic Education came out with an article yesterday about dealing with “food deserts.”
  • America is being attacked by disease carrying children from South America

    07/04/2014 10:08:17 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/4/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    The “‘Center for Disease Control’ ” (CDC) has clandestinely activated their emergency contagion response center due to the large volume of disease-carrying illegals being smuggled to your towns by our own federal government” says an urgent Email coming in overnight! “We have reports of a tuberculosis outbreak in a high school in Sacramento,” adds William Gheen, director of Americans for Legal Immigration. (1) Gheen is putting out the call for citizens within a five hour drive of Murrieta, CA to self-organize today, our nations’ Fourth of July holiday, to help Murrieta residents who repelled three Division of Homeland Security busses...
  • Mysterious Things Happen To Human Organ Transplant Recipients

    07/03/2014 10:38:25 AM PDT · by lbryce · 20 replies
    Dog Brindle ^ | July 3, 2014 | Mike Estey
    When a person receives a new heart do they take on the characteristics of the donor? I remember going to the movies as a child, seeing Frankenstein the monster come to life, a mixture of different cadaver body parts. How silly? Then there was the movie of the severed hand the crawled around murdering people on it's own free will using it's fingers as legs. Is that really possible? Or the head on a platter, hooked up to tubes, alive and talking. Remember those movies? Well, apparently there is some truth involved here. There have been some people that have...
  • [Star Trek's] George Takei Calls Hypocrisy In Hobby Lobby Ruling 'Galling'

    07/03/2014 12:49:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    On Top Magazine ^ | July 2, 2014 | Staff
    Out actor George Takei has criticized a Supreme Court decision declaring that some for-profit companies may block their employees' access to certain birth control methods. Hobby Lobby challenged the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) requirement that insurance health plans include coverage for FDA-approved contraception, arguing that the law violates the company's religious freedom. “In this case, the owners happen to be deeply Christian; one wonders whether the case would have come out differently if a Muslim-run chain business attempted to impose Sharia law on its employees,” Takei said in a blog post. “As many have pointed out, Hobby Lobby is the...
  • El Paso Children's Hospital spends $60,000 treating illegal immigrant children

    07/02/2014 9:38:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    KFOX-TV ^ | June 30, 2014 | Bill Melugin
    EL PASO, Texas - El Paso hospitals are treating dozens of illegal immigrants for minor diseases, and a U.S. Customs and Border Protection official told KFOX14 the federal government is picking up the bill. El Paso Children's Hospital spokeswoman Susie Byrd told KFOX14 the hospital saw between 50-60 immigrant children for different medical issues at an estimated price tag of $60,000. "They all came in through the emergency room, and were later released back to CBP," she said. "We will be billing CBP for those services." A spokesperson with Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare told KFOX14 that as of Monday,...
  • U.S.: Don’t expand Hobby Lobby exemption (Translation: Obama administration)

    07/02/2014 12:09:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    SCOTUSblog ^ | July 2, 2014 | Lyle Denniston
    The Obama administration, arguing that the steps it has taken to protect religious objections to birth control by non-profit colleges, hospitals, and other charities satisfy federal law, urged the Supreme Court on Wednesday not to expand the exemption. A religious college in Illinois is not entitled to the temporary aid that the Court gave to a Colorado charity in January, the newly filed brief contended. This was the first court filing by the federal government in the wake of Monday’s ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, and it made clear that officials will continue to resist efforts by non-profit religious...
  • No Ethics? No Problem: The Sequel

    07/02/2014 9:34:28 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/2/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    A few weeks ago, this column ran a story exposing just a few of the shocking ethics violations that occurred in conjunction with a clinical trial called SUPPORT (Surfactant, Positive Pressure, and Oxygenation Randomized Trial). The trial’s primary purpose was to examine the efficacy of two experimental strategies for managing oxygen and two strategies of ventilation therapy in extremely premature babies. As noted in the earlier piece, the consent forms left much to be desired. In fact, it is likely that if the risks to the babies were properly outlined, few if any parents would have agreed for their children...
  • Ginsburg's "blistering" dissent to Hobby Lobby ruling is statist ravings

    07/01/2014 7:43:50 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 28 replies
    RedState.com ^ | 7/1/2014 | Steve Berman
    As always, Mother Jones left her dim porch light on for all the Leftist moths to gather.  They’ve published the 8 “Best Lines from Ginsburg’s Dissent” on the Hobby Lobby decision. They’re described as “blistering”.  I got a blister on my tongue from biting it to keep from laughing too hard.  Really.  They’re short so I’ll list them in full and save you a few brain cells from having to actually visit MJ. "The exemption sought by Hobby Lobby and Conestoga would…deny legions of women who do not hold their employers' beliefs access to contraceptive coverage""Religious organizations exist to...
  • The Atlantic: Doctors Most Qualified to Decide Who's Fit to Carry a Gun

    06/30/2014 10:03:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | June 30, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On June 30 The Atlantic ran a column focused on treating firearms as "a public health crisis" and allowing physicians "to determine who is fit to carry a gun." According to The Atlantic, "all U.S. states allow citizens to carry certain concealed weapons in public for lawful purposes, with the exception of felons, persons proven to abuse controlled substances, individuals with a history of domestic violence, and those deemed mentally unstable or dangerous." Citing the caveat regarding "those deemed mentally unstable or dangerous," The Atlantic explains that "some states may... require" a physician to sign off on a concealed carry...
  • Jonathan Turly Weighs In On Supreme Court Ruling & Executive Orders Special Report

    06/30/2014 5:00:48 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 14 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/ ^ | June 30, 2014 | You Tube
    Video - special report with Jonathan Turly on SCOTUS ruling.
  • [WHO suggests Muslims to refrain from drinking camel urine] Middle East coronavirus

    06/29/2014 12:09:20 PM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 39 replies
    WHO ^ | 06/16/2014
    THe World Health Organisation suggests on a recent outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Saudi Arabia (among other things): Food hygiene practices should be observed. People should avoid drinking raw camel milk or camel urine, or eating meat that has not been properly cooked.
  • Huckabee's EXCLUSIVE interview with Justina Pelletier who was abducted by Mass. DCF

    06/28/2014 7:36:01 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 22 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | June 28, 2014 | You tube
    Huckabee has been Justina Pelletier's champion for the mast several months. Justina was abducted by Boston's Children's and Mass DCF on the grounds that her disease was all in her head - somatoform disorder.
  • 15 Ways The World Will Be Awesome In 2050

    06/28/2014 7:20:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Business Insider Indonesia ^ | June 24, 2014 | Christina Sterbenz
    The future scares a lot of people. Climate change, a growing population, and fewer natural resources will certainly pose new challenges for the human race in the next few decades. But when you consider ongoing social and economic progress and all of the coming innovations in science and technology, there’s plenty of room for optimism. We’ve pulled out some of our favorite ideas about the future of our world. Child mortality rates will be vastly lower. During the 20th century, the sharpest declined in mortality involved deaths of children under 5 years old, according to the assessment on human health...
  • Shoebat: Our aiding and abetting the Free Syrian Army (and Benghazi video connection to Obama)

    06/28/2014 10:00:26 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 6 replies
    http://therightscoop.com/ ^ | June 27, 2014 | The Right Scoop
    Walid Shoebat says that quagmire that is going on in Iraq is just going to increase and there isn’t much America can do about it at this point. But when it comes to what started this quagmire in Iraq, Walid blames the US for ‘aiding and abetting’ the Free Syrian Army in Syria, which we all know is a terrorist group: We’re indirectly aiding and abetting an Al-Qaeda like operation, when it comes to Syria, and that’s what started the quagmire. Our aiding and abetting the Free Syrian Army — which is a terrorist group and we’ve been showing this...
  • Omnivore Ancestors? Fifty-thousand-year-old feces suggest Neanderthals ate both meat & vegetables

    06/27/2014 2:46:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Scientist ^ | June 26, 2014 | Jyoti Madhusoodanan
    Fossilized feces offer new evidence that Neanderthals ate both meat and plants. Chemical analysis confirmed the oldest-known ancient human fecal matter, according to a study published yesterday (June 25) in PLOS ONE. Previous isotope studies of bones suggested Neanderthals were primarily meat-eaters. Analyses of tartar from their teeth have indicated they may have also eaten plants, although some researchers noted that these plant remains could be traces from the stomach contents of herbivore prey. Stool, however, is "the perfect evidence because you’re sure it was consumed," study author Ainara Sistiaga from the University of La Laguna in Spain told BBC...
  • Obama: GOP pushing ‘phony scandals’

    06/27/2014 1:21:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 26, 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama charged that his Republican opponents had “nothing to offer except cynicism and fear and frustration” during a fundraiser Thursday in Minnesota. The fundraiser capped off a day Obama spent with Rebekah Erler, a working mother who wrote the president to detail her financial struggle. “It moved me,” Obama said of the letter, adding that he only went into politics to help people like her. Obama said he remembered what it felt like to be struggling to figure out “how you lead a good life and raise your kids, not looking to get wildly wealthy… trying to make ends...
  • What Does “Stealth Health” Teach Us About Michelle Obama’s School Lunch & Labeling Changes?

    06/25/2014 4:19:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | June 25, 2014 | Marke Horne
    In the media, the conflict is portrayed as being between Michelle Obama and the food companies. The poor customer wants to do the right thing, but the food companies make it hard. But that’s not how it really works. Sadly, the Wall Street Journal story is behind a pay wall, but a summary is posted at Newser.com: “Fast Food’s New Trend: ‘Stealth Health.’”
  • Healthcare Update Satellite — 06-23-2014 [CCW/Gun-related]

    06/25/2014 1:14:16 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 13 replies
    Whitecoat's Call Room ^ | June 23rd, 2014 | Dr Whitecoat
    The right to carry a concealed weapon only exists if your doctor says so. Many states are requiring that physicians certify whether patients are competent to carry a concealed weapon. Some states require mandatory reporting of those deemed not competent to carry a concealed weapon. Of course, the natural extension of such laws is that if the doctors make an inappropriate determination, then the doctors can be held liable if the certifiee does something inappropriate with the weapon.This New England Journal of Medicine article shows that many doctors aren’t comfortable making that determination. Then again, I’ve heard colleagues threaten that...
  • Watch Wendy Davis Stage Pro-Infanticide Anniversary Celebration Live

    06/25/2014 10:54:14 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 3 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | June 25, 2014 | Dignitas News Service Staff
    A year after leading a filibuster against a bill that many Democratic Party voters considered "draconian" efforts to spare the life of unborn infants who were 20 weeks into development, Wendy Davis and other abortion advocates will stage a one year anniversary to celebrate. For those who support the right to perform infanticide against fellow members of our human community for the sake convenience the Austin event, which will be streamed live to other supporters of convenience-based life terminations, is meant to serve as both an anniversary and rallying cry in the efforts to promote Davis to the Texas Governors...
  • Bring Your Own Device–But Carefully!

    06/25/2014 8:59:36 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/25/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    For many people, the 2013 feature Terms And Conditions May Apply was their introduction into just how extensive and invasive data collection has become. It is all “voluntary,” of course, based on their agreement to software/app, website, and search engine terms and conditions. Even worse, is what the consumers of Big Data do with this information. Powerful computers and specialized programs allow virtually endless data dredging, whereby large volumes of information are analyzed seeking any possible relationships between data, occasionally for unethical purposes. Such practices can result in relatively benign consequences, such as seeing ads for various drugs and media...
  • Obesity-related disease trigger found, says UCSD team

    06/24/2014 10:50:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    UT San Diego ^ | June 13, 2014 | Bradley J. Fikes
    Obesity-related diseases such as Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome are triggered by a lack of oxygen in adipose cells, according to a study led by UC San Diego researchers. An excess of fatty acids causes an increase in oxygen consumption, which outstrips the supply, triggering hypoxia, the study found. This leads to inflammation in the adipose cells, which in turn leads to insulin resistance, obesity and related diseases. And that's the short version. The full chain of events is even more complicated. The study, performed in mice, points to possible therapies in people, said researchers led by Dr. Jerrold...
  • We Must MAKE the Republicans stand and fight against Obama and his diseased illegal invaders

    06/24/2014 9:05:56 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/24/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    While it is satisfying to watch Barack Hussein Obama’s presidency coming apart, it has made him a dangerous enemy who will strike without warning. He is being exposed as a fraud and the pressure of being found out is driving him to be increasingly reckless and dangerous. He’s quickly morphing into something resembling a wounded animal. His latest assault on us, his American enemies, involves erasing our Southern border to allow tens of thousands of unaccompanied illegal alien children and gang members to walk in, sit down and start demanding whatever they think they are entitled to get. We’re hearing...
  • CNN reporter: VA can’t be fixed without a total gutting

    06/23/2014 5:40:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 23, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    CNN reporter Drew Griffin has owned the revelations surrounding the Department of Veterans Affairs and their scandalous treatment of military veterans. After a year of investigation, he broke the story involving the creation of secret waiting lists at a Phoenix VA hospital where 40 vets died awaiting care. Griffin’s reporting led to the uncovering of several more secret waiting lists – a revelation that forced President Barack Obama to accept the resignation of his VA secretary, Gen. Eric Shinseki. On Monday, Griffin discussed a new report from an independent government oversight agency which found that VA has been ignoring whistleblowers...
  • Doctors Warn Of Looming Health Crisis Due To Flood Of Young Illegal Immigrants

    06/23/2014 11:35:33 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Jun 2014, | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    Many of the thousands of illegal immigrant children and teens crossing the United States border are carrying deadly contagious diseases that could easily create a major health crisis in this country, doctors say. In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, Dr. Jane Orient, an internal medicine specialist and the Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), said that by admitting these huge groups of children who come from countries where medical screenings are minimal and hygiene is poor, the United States is at risk for epidemics of serious diseases and viruses that the nation has not...
  • Don’t Let Big Pharma Merger Mania Stifle R&D

    06/23/2014 10:09:00 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/23/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    Given the huge costs of bringing a drug to market, and the ticking clock of a drug’s patent protection, it is easy to understand Big Pharma’s current fascination with mergers. A case in point is the recently abandoned deal between Pfizer and UK-based AstraZeneca. Among other things, Pfizer was interested in the considerable tax savings of reincorporating in Britain; gaining access to cash “parked” overseas; and the many drugs in AstraZeneca’s developmental pipeline. However, it was no secret that Pfizer would have cut R&D budgets, as well as employment. Indeed, on May 13, Ian Read, Pfizer’s chairman and CEO told...
  • Not a photoshop: White House signs promote ‘selfie wall,’ ‘lactation room’ [photo]

    06/23/2014 10:01:45 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 14 replies
    Twitchy ^ | June 23 | Staff
    Your eyes do not deceive you. They’re real and they’re, well, uh. Hide your eyes.
  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Exposed in Sweden: All 30 Girls in One Class Discovered Mutilated

    06/20/2014 7:25:43 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 14 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 6 20 2014 | Pam Geller
    It’s here in America, too. How bad? It’s anyone’s guess. But it’s prevalent in Muslim communities. According to one human rights activist, it’s a crisis. Back in 2010, I reported that here in America, the Academy of Pediatrics suggested that American doctors be given permission to perform a “nick” on girls from Islamic cultures. The norming of savagery. Because of our opposition to their “well-intentioned” abomination, the Academy of Pediatrics withdraw its “2010 Policy Statement on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) that Endorsed Pediatricians’ ‘Nicking’ of Girls’ Genitalia.” In one particular case in Australia , defense lawyers tried to slither out...
  • UEA researchers discover Achilles’ heel in antibiotic-resistant bacteria

    06/18/2014 6:27:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    University of East Anglia ^ | June 18, 2014 | Press Release
    Scientists at the University of East Anglia have made a breakthrough in the race to solve antibiotic resistance. New research published today in the journal Nature reveals an Achilles’ heel in the defensive barrier which surrounds drug-resistant bacterial cells. The findings pave the way for a new wave of drugs that kill superbugs by bringing down their defensive walls rather than attacking the bacteria itself. It means that in future, bacteria may not develop drug-resistance at all. The discovery doesn’t come a moment too soon. The World Health Organization has warned that antibiotic-resistance in bacteria is spreading globally, causing severe...
  • Why the VA scandal has "legs" that will carry it to Obama's doorstep

    06/17/2014 7:21:20 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 2 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | June 17, 2014 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    People don’t trust Barack Obama. They don’t think he is competent and are ready to believe he is the cause of the VA scandal whether this is true or not. In the 1970’s 80s 90s and on to 2000 the VA had to treat far fewer veterans who had sympathy invoking visible injuries. They were treating veterans of WW I, WW II Korea and Viet Nam, many of whom were suffering from age related infirmities. The WWI and II veterans mostly presented illnesses associated with old age. The Korea and Viet Nam veterans had more visible injuries, but they were...
  • Bit late for that, Joe: Biden to 'emphasize' that illegal immigration of children

    06/16/2014 10:47:14 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 June 2014 | FRANCESCA CHAMBERS
    ( Bit late for that, Joe: Biden to 'emphasize' that illegal immigration of children to US is against the law and 'not safe' ) Vice President Joe Biden will meet with senior representatives of Latin American countries this week to 'emphasize that illegal immigration is not safe' and clear up 'misconceptions' about the U.S.'s policy on child immigration, a senior White House official said Sunday. The senior official told reporters on a conference call that a visit to Guatemala had been added to Biden's schedule last-minute so that he could meet with representatives of the governments of Guatemala, Honduras and...
  • Explaining Sharia Part Seven: The terrible results of Muslim arranged cousin marriages

    06/16/2014 10:07:24 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 24 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/16/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Among the more subtle and less recognized dangers of allowing hoards of Muslims to surge into America are the problems caused by Muslim arranged “cousin” marriages. Experts estimate that nearly half of the world’s Muslims are products of inbreeding brought about by the persistent Islamic practice of 1st cousins marrying 1st cousins. In Pakistan the estimate is that 70% of the population are born of marriages between first cousins and as many as 30% of Turks are as well. Statistical research reveals that in every single North African Muslim country at least one third of its population are products of...
  • Revenge of The Killer Potatoes: Pelosi Fights Potato ‘Assaults’

    06/16/2014 10:02:09 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | June 13, 2014 | Eric Scheiner
    Washington’s potato saga continues.While the House considers a bill to include the potato in the WIC (Women, Infants and Children) food nutrition program, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is echoing First Lady Michelle Obama’s claims that including the potato is an assault on science.“Republicans are even going after the nutrition for pregnant women and children, the WIC program. Mandating the WIC program include more white potatoes. You know, were talking about fruits, vegetables, whole grains and the rest, and they have an amendment that says more white potatoes than nutritionists recommend,” Pelosi said during her Thursday press conference.“These assaults...
  • The Four Horsemen of Hobby Lobby: The left’s apocalyptic fear of a Green family win

    06/16/2014 3:16:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Supreme Court is expected to hand down its ruling in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby on June 26, and the closer we get to that date the more frantic liberals become. Their fear of a decision in favor of the arts and crafts chain, whose owners have challenged the constitutionality of Obamacare’s contraception mandate on the grounds that it violates their religious liberty, has reached such a pitch that they are making claims that transcend the merely portentous. Their warnings concerning the consequences of a high court win for the Green family, the company’s owners, have now become downright apocalyptic....