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  • Rise in violence 'linked to climate change'

    08/01/2013 6:13:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8/1/13 | Rebecca Morelle
    Shifts in climate are strongly linked to increases in violence around the world, a study suggests. US scientists found that even small changes in temperature or rainfall correlated with a rise in assaults, rapes and murders, as well as group conflicts and war. The team says with the current projected levels of climate change, the world is likely to become a more violent place. The study is published in Science. Marshall Burke, from the University of California, Berkeley, said: "This is a relationship we observe across time and across all major continents around the world. The relationship we find between...
  • Five-Hour Energy Linked to Heart Attacks, 'Spontaneous Abortion'

    11/15/2012 9:23:27 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 75 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/14/12 | Adam Clark Estes | The Atlantic Wire
    You know those little vials of who-knows-what that TV bills as a healthier alternative to energy drinks. Turns out they might make you die. Or to be more specific, the flavored energy shot "has been mentioned in some 90 filings with the F.D.A., including more than 30 that involved serious or life-threatening injuries like heart attacks, convulsions and, in one case, a spontaneous abortion," according to a New York Times investigation. ... Don't worry, 5-Hour Energy fans, Monster Energy drink is a culprit, too. Following a review of FDA records, The Times found that 5-Hour Energy was implicated in at...
  • US seizes $150m 'linked to Hezbollah money-laundering'

    08/20/2012 7:37:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8/20/12 | BBC
    The US authorities say they have seized $150m (£95m) from a bank allegedly linked to a money-laundering scheme of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. Last year, US officials accused the Lebanese Canadian Bank (LCB) of helping the group launder profits from drug trafficking and other crimes. The funds were allegedly used to ship cars from the US to West Africa, with the proceeds smuggled back to Lebanon. The US classifies Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation. "As we alleged last year, the Lebanese Canadian Bank played a key role in facilitating money laundering for Hezbollah-controlled organisations across the globe," the head...
  • The fire on USS Miami (SSN-755) has been linked to a vacuum cleaner

    06/06/2012 3:20:37 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 57 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 6 2012 | Ros Krasny
    (Reuters) - A fire that caused an estimated $400 million in damage to a U.S. Navy nuclear-powered submarine docked in Maine may have been caused by a vacuum cleaner, authorities said on Wednesday. The fire in the forward compartment - which includes crew living, command and control spaces and the torpedo room - of the USS Miami on May 23 took about 12 hours to extinguish and injured seven firefighters. "Preliminary findings indicate the fire started in a vacuum cleaner used to clean work sites at end of shift, and stored in an unoccupied space," the shipyard's public affairs office...
  • Outrage! Author of 'stimulus' linked to companies it helped

    12/14/2011 6:33:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    wnd ^ | 12/14/11 | Aaron Klein
    An adviser to Barack Obama who played a key role in developing the energy provisions of the so-called stimulus bill has served on the boards of several companies that recently received government funds, including hundreds of millions in "stimulus" money. TJ Glauthier served on Obama's 2008 White House Transition Team. He is widely credited with helping to craft the energy provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, also known as the "stimulus." In addition to serving on the boards of major energy companies, Glauthier previously held two presidential appointments during the Clinton administration. He was the Energy...
  • Rush ballot in Israel's Likud linked to U.S. outlook

    12/05/2011 6:25:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    reuters ^ | 12/5/11 | Dan Williams
    (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Monday for a snap leadership vote in his Likud party, a contest he is expected to win and which could pave the way for an early national election in Israel. Some commentators said Netanyahu was quietly preparing for the possibility that President Barack Obama, with whom he has had a testy relationship, will win a second and final term in November, a year before Israel's currently scheduled ballot. Freed of campaigning interests if he wins, the Democratic president could redouble pressure on the rightist premier to accommodate the Palestinians in peacemaking, deepening...
  • Obama fundraiser linked to loan program that aided Solyndra

    09/16/2011 10:15:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 9/16/11 | Matea Gold and Stuart Pfeifer, Los Angeles Times
    The White House faced mounting political complications as a second top fundraiser for President Obama was linked to a federal loan guarantee program that backed a now-bankrupt Silicon Valley solar energy company, and as two California lawmakers called for investigations of a state tax break granted to the firm. Steve Spinner, who helped monitor the Energy Department's issuance of $25 billion in government loan guarantees to renewable energy projects, was one of Obama's top fundraisers in 2008 and is raising money for the president's 2012 reelection campaign. Spinner .. was recused from the decision to grant a $535-million loan guarantee...
  • Norway explosion, shooting believed to be linked

    07/22/2011 12:00:01 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    kabc ^ | Friday, July 22, 2011 | Jovana Lara
    At least seven people were killed in a powerful bomb blast that ripped apart government buildings in Norway's capital. Shortly after the blast, a gunman opened fire at a youth camp outside Oslo. Police suspect the attacks are linked. The bombing is the deadliest in Oslo since World War II. It tore open several buildings, including the prime minister's office. Prime Minister Yens Stoltenburg was not hurt. U.S. government sources told ABC News there may have been multiple explosions and at least one of them was the result of a massive vehicle bomb. Windows were shattered at the 20-floor high-rise...
  • Flooding of ancient Salton Sea linked to San Andreas earthquakes

    06/27/2011 8:31:32 PM PDT · by decimon · 20 replies
    University of California - San Diego ^ | June 26, 2011 | Unknown
    Study finds that faults beneath the Salton Sea ruptured during Colorado River floods and may have triggered large earthquakes on the southern San Andreas FaultSouthern California's Salton Sea, once a large natural lake fed by the Colorado River, may play an important role in the earthquake cycle of the southern San Andreas Fault and may have triggered large earthquakes in the past. Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the University of Nevada, Reno, discovered new faults in the Salton Sea near the southern end of the San Andreas Fault. By examining...
  • Hurricane formation linked to sea color: study

    08/15/2010 2:12:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 8/15/10 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – A change in the color of the ocean could dramatically impact the number and intensity of hurricanes, according to US researchers. A team of researchers with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ran computer simulations of such a change in the North Pacific, a region that accounts for more than half the world's hurricane-force winds. The main factor is the green tint ocean water takes when there are large concentrations of chlorophyll, a pigment that helps tiny organisms known as phytoplankton convert sunlight into food for the rest of the marine ecosystem. "We think of the oceans...
  • 2 Canadians linked to Detroit imam granted bail

    11/07/2009 8:59:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies · 243+ views ^ | 11/7/09 | ap
    WINDSOR, Ontario -- A judge on Friday granted bail for two Canadian men who face extradition to the U.S. on charges linked to the slain leader of a radical Detroit-area Islamic group. Mohammad Al-Sahli, 33, was granted bail of 300,000 Canadian dollars ($280,000), while Yassir Ali Khan, 30, was granted bail of CA$260,000 ($242,000). The men were also placed under partial house arrest and must report weekly to police.
  • CAIR linked to FBI shootout

    10/30/2009 4:57:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 680+ views
    WND ^ | 10/30/09 | Art Moore
    Gave thousands to cop-killing leader of violent sect intent on Islamizing U.S. Already under increased scrutiny after revelations in a new book, the Council on American-Islamic Relations now is defending itself against documented links to a federal case that drew national attention this week when an indicted Detroit imam was killed in an FBI raid. Internal documents from an undercover investigation by the authors of "Muslim Mafia" show CAIR helped finance the legal appeal of Muslim cop-killer Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, who is named in the Detroit criminal complaint as the spiritual leader of a radical group that calls for violent...
  • Obama's auto adviser linked to NY pension probe (Steven Rattner Kar Tsar nomination sputtering?)

    04/17/2009 9:47:31 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 287+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/17/09 | David B. Caruso - ap
    NEW YORK – An investment company run by the head of the Obama administration's auto task force has been accused of paying more than $1 million to an aide to New York's former comptroller in a bid to win a lucrative deal with the state pension fund. Steven Rattner was an executive at the Quadrangle Group, a private equity firm, until he left this year to lead President Barack Obama's efforts to fix the U.S. auto industry. The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times reported that Rattner met with two now-indicted men to try to win state pension...
  • Official: Pakistan group leaders linked to attacks (outlawed Pakistani group Lashkar-e-Taiba)

    12/03/2008 9:33:58 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 422+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/3/08 | Ramola Talwar Badam -ap
    MUMBAI, India – India suspects that two senior leaders of a banned Pakistani militant group masterminded last week's three-day terrorist attacks that killed 171 people in Mumbai, an Indian intelligence official said Thursday.
  • Missing Media coverage

    10/24/2008 2:40:29 AM PDT · by rambo316 · 4 replies · 218+ views
    10/24/08 | Myself
    Could a Freeper post the thread with the vast array of linked media contacts? It would greatly be appreciated.
  • Vitamin D Linked To Colon Cancer Survival

    06/19/2008 7:36:39 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 98+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 6-20-2008 | National Cancer Institute.
    Vitamin D Linked To Colon Cancer Survival ScienceDaily (June 20, 2008) — Patients diagnosed with colon cancer who had abundant vitamin D in their blood were less likely to die during a follow-up period than those who were deficient in the vitamin, according to a new study by scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The findings of the study -- the first to examine the effect of vitamin D among colorectal cancer patients -- merit further research, but it is too early to recommend supplements as a part of treatment, say the investigators from Dana-Farber and the Harvard School of Public...
  • NY governor linked to prostitution ring (AP)

    03/10/2008 11:46:20 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 78 replies · 2,602+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/10/08 | AP
    NEW YORK - The New York Times is reporting that Gov. Eliot Spitzer has told senior advisers that he had been involved in a prostitution ring. On its Web site, the newspaper cites an anonymous administration official as the source and says Spitzer was meeting with his top aides. Spitzer officials wouldn't immediately comment on the story to The Associated Press. An announcement was scheduled for 2:15 p.m. at his Manhattan office.
  • Race Linked To Happiness And Recovery From Negative Events

    10/21/2007 11:35:08 AM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 175+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 10-21-2007 | University of Virginia
    Race Linked To Happiness And Recovery From Negative Events ScienceDaily (Oct. 21, 2007) — Are you happy? Well don't try to be happier; you might become less happy. That is the gist of a multi-cultural study published recently in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. The study by University of Virginia psychology professor Shigehiro Oishi and colleagues at three other institutions found that, on average, European-Americans claim to be happy in general – more happy than Asian-Americans or Koreans or Japanese – but are more easily made less happy by negative events, and recover at a slower rate from...
  • Mobile Phone Use And Cancer Linked

    08/29/2007 6:34:59 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies · 794+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-30-2007 | Nic Fleming
    Mobile phone use and cancer linked By Nic Fleming, Science Correspondent Last Updated: 2:11am BST 30/08/2007 Fresh fears over the health hazards linked to using mobile phones have been raised after scientists found that handset radiation could trigger cell division. Mobile phone radiation could trigger cell division A study found that exposure to mobile phone signals for just five minutes stimulated human cells to split in two - a process that occurs naturally when tissue grows or rejuvenates, but that is also central to the development of cancer. Previous research on the safety of mobile use has led to conflicting...
  • Mobile Phone Use 'Linked To Tumour'

    01/24/2007 6:40:11 PM PST · by blam · 49 replies · 989+ views
    The telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-25-2007 | NicFleming
    Mobile phone use 'linked to tumour' By Nic Fleming Last Updated: 2:08am GMT 25/01/2007 Long-term users of mobile phones are significantly more likely to develop a certain type of brain tumour on the side of the head where they hold their handsets, according to new research. The results seem to suggest health risks in people who have regularly used mobiles for over 10 years A large-scale study found that those who had regularly used mobiles for longer than 10 years were almost 40 per cent more likely to develop nervous system tumours called gliomas near to where they hold their...
  • U.S. says killed 93 Qaeda-linked fighters in Iraq

    01/22/2007 1:04:20 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 88 replies · 4,291+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/22/07 | Reuters
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Monday 93 rebels were killed and 57 captured in a 10-day operation against al Qaeda-linked insurgents northeast of Baghdad. In an unusually detailed video news conference broadcast to journalists in Baghdad from Diyala province, Colonel David Sutherland said Iraqi troops had fought well in the operation and were improving their capabilities every day. He said 25 weapons caches, including around 1,200 Katyusha rockets, had been found during operations dating back to November in the area around a remote village called Turki. Sutherland said U.S. and Iraqi forces had gradually isolated the insurgents...
  • Psoriasis Linked To Tripled Risk Of Heart Attack

    10/10/2006 5:51:08 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 692+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 10-10-2006 | Roxanne Khamsi
    Psoriasis linked to tripled risk of heart attack 21:00 10 October 2006 news service Roxanne Khamsi Patients with the common inflammatory skin condition psoriasis have a tripled risk of heart attack, a new study has revealed. The study’s researchers speculate that the systemic inflammation seen in psoriasis might weaken the cardiovascular system, thereby increasing the chance of such heart problems. Psoriasis is an inflammatory system disorder that affects around 2% of people in the US and is characterised by sore, scaly patches of red skin. Recent studies suggest that genetic mutations and lifestyle factors such as stress and smoking...
  • New Strain Of Hospital Bug Linked To 49 Deaths (UK)

    10/01/2006 7:12:13 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 694+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-2-2006 | Caroline Davies
    New strain of hospital bug linked to 49 deaths By Caroline Davies (Filed: 02/10/2006) A virulent strain of a superbug has been linked to at least 49 deaths in three Leicester hospitals this year, the local NHS trust has revealed. Figures released by the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust said the superbug clostridium difficile (C Diff) was probably responsible for the deaths of 28 patients, and possibly contributed to the deaths of a further 21 found to be infected. Another 29 cases have been referred to the coroner. The superbug, a common cause of diarrhoea, is carried without side...
  • Where you live linked to life expectancy

    09/11/2006 7:46:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 1,049+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/11/06 | Lauren Neegaard - ap
    WASHINGTON - Where you live, combined with race and income, plays a huge role in the nation's health disparities, differences so stark that a report issued Monday contends it's as if there are eight separate Americas instead of one. Asian-American women living in Bergen County, N.J., lead the nation in longevity, typically reaching their 91st birthdays. Worst off are American Indian men in swaths of South Dakota, who die around age 58 — three decades sooner. Millions of the worst-off Americans have life expectancies typical of developing countries, concluded Dr. Christopher Murray of the Harvard School of Public Health. Asian-American...
  • Risky Legacy: African DNA Linked To Prostate Cancer

    08/27/2006 11:30:50 AM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 538+ views
    Science News ^ | 8-27-2006 | Ben Harder
    Risky Legacy: African DNA linked to prostate cancer Ben Harder The high rate of prostate cancer among African American men may result in large part from a newly identified stretch of DNA passed down from their African ancestors. A black man's odds of developing prostate cancer by age 55 are more than twice those of a white man. The racial discrepancy is less pronounced when the disease appears later. Researchers have suspected for years that genetic factors account for part of the racial difference in risk. Most African Americans have both African and European forebears, so their chromosomes are mosaics...
  • Egypt Bombing Linked To Earlier Attacks

    04/26/2006 4:15:24 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 259+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 4-26-2006 | Willa Thayer
    Egypt Bombings Linked to Earlier Attacks Wednesday April 26, 2006 11:31 PM By WILLA THAYER Associated Press Writer CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - Two suicide attackers targeting international peacekeepers and police blew themselves up Wednesday, two days after nearly simultaneous bombings killed at least 21 people at a resort in the Sinai Peninula. Egyptian Interior Minister Habib el-Adly said all the blasts this week were linked to terror attacks against Sinai resorts last year and in 2004. ``The information we have indicates that (the perpetrators) are Sinai Bedouin, and the latest operations are linked to the previous attacks,'' el-Adly told state...
  • Europe's Chill Linked To Disease (Black Death Caused Little Ice Age?)

    02/27/2006 10:53:31 AM PST · by blam · 81 replies · 1,999+ views
    bbc ^ | 2-27-2006
    Europe's chill linked to disease By Kate Ravilious Bubonic plague may have wiped out over a third of Europe's population Europe's "Little Ice Age" may have been triggered by the 14th Century Black Death plague, according to a new study. Pollen and leaf data support the idea that millions of trees sprang up on abandoned farmland, soaking up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This would have had the effect of cooling the climate, a team from Utrecht University, Netherlands, says. The Little Ice Age was a period of some 300 years when Europe experienced a dip in average temperatures. Dr...
  • Child's height linked to intellectual development

    01/20/2006 11:21:10 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 838+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/20/06 | Amy Norton
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children who are short for their age may perform more poorly on tests of intelligence than their taller peers, a new study suggests. The findings, say researchers, imply that some environmental factors may negatively affect both early childhood height and mental development. What those factors are is uncertain, but a stressful home life is one possibility, according to Dr. Scott Montgomery of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, the study's lead author. "Childhood stress can slow growth significantly," he told Reuters Health, pointing to evidence that children's growth can be impaired when parents divorce or...
  • Spain arrests alleged head of al Qaeda linked cells

    01/12/2006 7:41:08 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 349+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/12/06 | Reuters
    MADRID (Reuters) - Spain said on Thursday it had arrested a Moroccan man suspected of heading two al Qaeda-linked cells and helping men involved in the 2004 Madrid bombings flee the country. In an Interior Ministry statement, the man was named as Omar Nakhcha, the alleged ring-leader of two cells believed to have recruited Islamist fighters for Iraq. The units were dismantled by police earlier this week and 20 people were arrested. Nakhcha, 23, was arrested in the northeastern province of Barcelona. Larbi Ben Sellam, a suspected Islamist militant arrested in June last year, told police that Nakhcha helped three...
  • British Lawyers Linked To $1m Payment For Favours At US Congress

    01/07/2006 6:28:08 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 655+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-8-2006 | Philip Sherwell - David Harrison
    British lawyers linked to $1m payment for favours at US Congress By Philip Sherwell in Washington and David Harrison in London (Filed: 08/01/2006) A British law firm is at the centre of the investigation into America's biggest influence-buying scandal in decades. The London-based solicitors, James & Sarch, channelled $1 million (£565,000) into a conservative United States pressure group linked to Jack Abramoff, the disgraced lobbyist. The firm, which was dissolved in 2000, made the payment by a single cheque in June 1998 to the US Family Network, a now-defunct organisation that had close ties to the embattled Republican Congressman, Tom...
  • More Lawmakers Drop Abramoff-Linked Funds

    01/06/2006 8:52:35 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 396+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/6/06 | Matthew Daly - ap
    WASHINGTON - Fallout from the Jack Abramoff scandal continued Friday as more lawmakers said they will donate to charity campaign contributions related to the disgraced lobbyist. Sens. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and Rick Santorum, R-Pa., said they plan to donate to charity a total of nearly $30,000 in campaign contributions they received from tribes connected to Abramoff, who pleaded guilty this week to felony charges in a wide-ranging political corruption investigation. Cantwell will be donating nearly $18,000, and Santorum, about $11,000. Sen. Mark Pryor (news, bio, voting record), D-Ark., meanwhile, said he is returning $3,800 in contributions he received from former...
  • Sen. Burns to Return Abramoff-Linked Money

    12/16/2005 10:31:51 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 434+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/16/05 | Mary Clare Jalonick - ap
    WASHINGTON - Retreating under fire, Republican Sen. Conrad Burns (news, bio, voting record) of Montana said he will return about $150,000 in donations that he received from indicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff, his clients and associates. Democrats have criticized Burns, who is up for re-election next year, for his connection to the lobbyist at the center of a federal probe that has entangled at least a half dozen lawmakers and Bush administration officials. Earlier this week, a spokesman for Burns said the senator would not return the money because it had already been spent. "The contributions given to my political committees...
  • California man linked to Lake Tahoe casino shootout

    12/04/2005 4:51:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 718+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 12/4/05 | Martin Griffith - ap
    RENO, Nev. (AP) - A California man with a criminal history was identified Sunday as the gunman killed in a shootout at a Lake Tahoe casino that also injured a pair of sheriff's deputies. Harvey Ex, 53, of Sunset Beach, Calif., was shot multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene shortly after the Saturday afternoon incident, Douglas County Sheriff Ron Pierini said. A female acquaintance of Ex's reported to Harrah's Tahoe security that she was concerned about Ex's behavior, Pierini said. Security guards found Ex uncooperative and called the sheriff's department. Soon after the two deputies arrived, shooting erupted...
  • Militants (Terrorists) Linked To Woman Suicide Bomber Held In Raids

    11/30/2005 5:33:22 PM PST · by blam · 322+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-1-2005 | David Rennie
    Militants linked to woman suicide bomber held in raids By David Rennie in Brussels (Filed: 01/12/2005) Police in Belgium and France yesterday arrested 15 suspected militants believed to be linked to a Belgian woman who carried out a suicide bombing in Iraq last month. The 38-year-old convert to Islam blew herself up on Nov 9 on the outskirts of Baghdad in what security sources believe was the first suicide attack involving a European woman. More than 200 heavily-armed officers raided addresses in Brussels and three other Belgian cities in the early hours of the morning. They arrested 14 people in...
  • Research On Ancient Writing Linked With Modern Mideast Conflict

    11/14/2005 1:25:30 PM PST · by blam · 31 replies · 1,424+ views
    The State ^ | 11-14-2005 | Ron Grossman
    Posted on Sun, Nov. 13, 2005 Research on ancient writing linked with modern Mideast conflict BY RON GROSSMAN CHICAGO - Professorial colleagues think Ron Tappy has made a landmark breakthrough in our understanding of the world of the Bible. He himself is waiting for the other shoe to drop. This week, Tappy will formally unveil his discovery at the meetings of the American Schools of Oriental Research. Normally a presentation titled "The 2005 Excavation Season at Tel Zayit, with Special Attention to the Tenth Century BCE" would hardly be noticed beyond the scholars who will gather at the Hyatt Penn's...
  • Insurance woes, illegal aliens linked

    11/10/2005 10:06:14 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 900+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/10/05 | Kevin FReking - ap
    WASHINGTON - The increase in the number of people without health insurance has occurred largely because of illegal immigration, a study found. Researchers at the RAND Corporation, a nonpartisan think tank, analyzed data received from about 2,400 people in Los Angeles County in 2000 and 2001, and applied that information to the nation's undocumented population at large. The number of uninsured adults in the United States grew by about 8.7 million between 1980 and 2000. If the trend for Los Angeles County held true for the rest of the country, about a third of that growth can be attributable to...
  • Transmission Of Tuberculosis Is Linked To Historical Patterns Of Human Migrations

    09/27/2005 5:38:31 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 691+ views
    Eureka Alert ^ | 9-26-2005 | Maria A, Smit
    Contact: Maria A. Smit 1-516-422-4013 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Transmission of tuberculosis is linked to historical patterns of human migration St. Petersburg, Russia – Genghis Khan and his troops may have unwittingly used more than just brute military force to conquer entire nations and to establish the infamous Mongolian empire. A report in the October issue of Genome Research suggests that Genghis Khan's invasions spanning the continent of Asia during the 13th century may have been a primary vehicle for the dissemination of one of the world's most deadly diseases: tuberculosis. In this study, a team of scientists led...
  • Rumsfeld: Military Readiness Linked to Conservation

    08/29/2005 5:46:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 287+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Aug 29, 2005 | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    ST. LOUIS, Aug. 29, 2005 – The Defense Department has been working with both governmental and nongovernmental organizations to promote environmental conservation, because military readiness and conservation are inextricably linked, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said here today. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld addresses the 4th Annual White House Conference on Cooperative Conservation on Aug. 29 in St. Louis. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald, USAF (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Speaking at the White House Conference on Cooperative Conservation, Rumsfeld said the DoD takes very seriously its responsibility to protect the natural resources on the 30 million...
  • Lost Teeth Linked To Dementia

    06/19/2005 6:33:21 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 797+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-20-2005 | Fiona Govan
    Lost teeth linked to dementia By Fiona Govan (Filed: 20/06/2005) Losing teeth at a young age could be an early warning of Alzheimer's in later life, research suggests. A study of identical twins has found a strong link between gum disease marked by teeth loss and the brain disease. Scientists believe early exposure to inflammation, which can accompany gum disease, quadruples the risk of developing the disease in old age. However, inherited genes for Alzheimer's are a much bigger risk factor. Researchers from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, used a Swedish registry of twins to identify 109 "discordant"...
  • Runners linked by love and satellite (Iraq happy story)

    05/31/2005 8:20:05 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 196+ views
    MPLS Star Tribune ^ | 5-31-05 | Herón Márquez Estrada
    Karen DeRome had three very important reasons for participating in the Melaleuca Freedom Celebration's National Guard Appreciation Run in St. Paul on Monday. Their names are Melissa, Michelle and Maggie. "There wouldn't be the home of the free without the brave," DeRome said Monday, standing on the Wabasha Bridge with the 2-year-old triplets as they got ready to participate in a 5-kilometer run/walk as part of the Melaleuca celebration. DeRome, her husband, Mike, and their daughters were among more than 500 people who took part in the 5K and 10K runs. Simultaneously, in Taji, Iraq, about 500 Minnesota National Guard...
  • CA: Police say search of Ayala relatives' home not linked to finger case

    04/30/2005 12:11:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 527+ views
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - San Jose police insisted that a search of the home of Anna Ayala's in-laws was not connected to the criminal case against Ayala and her claim of finding a finger in a bowl of Wendy's chili. The Tuesday night search was part of a separate probe that began seven weeks before the March 22 incident when Ayala says she bit into the finger, according to Officer Enrique Garcia. He refused to divulge any other details of the earlier investigation. But a relative said a detective asked a family friend during the search, "Do you know...
  • Al-Qa'eda Linked To Bombing In Qatar

    03/20/2005 7:29:04 PM PST · by blam · 2 replies · 256+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-21-2005 | Oliver Poole
    Al-Qa'eda linked to bombing in Qatar By Oliver Poole in Qatar (Filed: 21/03/2005) Authorities in Qatar were last night investigating whether al-Qa'eda was responsible for the suicide-bomb attack which killed a British expatriate at a theatre staging a Shakespeare play in the oil-rich Gulf state. Anti-terrorism experts from the Metropolitan Police will fly out this week to assist in the investigation. As Jon Adams approached the car, the driver detonated explosives The bombing, near the capital Doha on Saturday, came on the eve of the second anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. Qatar is home to the US Central Command,...
  • Gibson film linked to attacks on Jews (B'nai Brith B.S. alert )

    03/17/2005 5:23:48 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 18 replies · 616+ views ^ | 3 16 05 | Etan Vlessing
    TORONTO (Hollywood Reporter) - Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" has been cited by a report as the cause of an upsurge last year in Canadian anti-Semitic attacks, now running at a record pace. The League for Human Rights of B'nai Brith, releasing its 2004 audit of anti-Semitic attacks in Canada, said last year's media coverage of Gibson's film and its alleged depiction of Jews as the "Christ killer" led to an often violent spike in attacks against the Canadian Jewish community. "Whereas only nine incidents in 2003 had religious connotations to the story of Jesus' death, there were...
  • Arid Australian Interior Linked To Lanscape Burning By Ancient Humans

    01/26/2005 12:28:52 PM PST · by blam · 52 replies · 1,327+ views
    University Of Colorado-Boulder ^ | 1-26-2005 | Gifford Miller/Jim Scott
    Contact: Gifford Miller 303-492-6962 Jim Scott 303-492-3114 University of Colorado at Boulder Arid Australian interior linked to landscape burning by ancient humans The image of a controlled burn in the interior of Australia today, featured on the cover of the January 2005 issue of Geology, illustrates how Australia might have looked 50,000 years ago. Photo courtesy Gifford Miller, University of Colorado at Boulder Click here for a high resolution photograph. Landscape burning by ancient hunters and gatherers may have triggered the failure of the annual Australian Monsoon some 12,000 years ago, resulting in the desertification of the country's interior...
  • Westernization Linked to Breast Cancer Rise

    01/11/2005 12:16:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 567+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/11/05 | David Douglas - Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The breast cancer rate is rising among women in Singapore and appears to be approaching that seen in Europe, researchers report. The introduction of a Westernized lifestyle and child-bearing pattern may underlie this trend, they suggest. Lead investigator Dr. Kee-Seng Chia told Reuters Health that the breast cancer incidence in Singapore will continue to increase over the next decades. "In the year 2015, one out of every 10 women is likely to develop breast cancer in her lifetime." Chia, at the National University of Singapore, and colleagues came to this conclusion after comparing data for...
  • Top Iraqi Shiite Linked to Iran

    12/10/2004 11:17:59 AM PST · by crushelits · 4 replies · 238+ views ^ | Dec. 10, 2004 | AP
    Cleric With Iranian Ties Leads Shiite Group BAGHDAD, Iraq — A cleric with links to Iran leads the candidate list of a powerful coalition of Iraq's mainstream Shiite Muslim groups for next month's election, an aide said Friday. The list also includes former Pentagon favorite Ahmad Chalabi (search) and some followers of radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr.Abdel-Aziz al-Hakim — the head of Iraq's largest Shiite party, the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution — would stand to take a central position in the assembly that will create Iraq's next government and constitution, if the coalition takes most of the parliament seats in the...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • CA: Obscure political group linked to Perata - Panel paid money to close associates of state senator

    11/24/2004 8:41:42 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 207+ views ^ | 11/24/04 | Christian Berthelsen - SF Chronicle
    Sacramento -- An obscure political committee funded by some of state Sen. Don Perata's top donors paid money to people under scrutiny by federal authorities for their financial ties to the Oakland lawmaker. Concerned Citizens for California took in the bulk of its money from three donors who gave $25,000 each. The fund then spent most of its money paying close associates of Perata, D-Oakland. Timothy G. Staples, Perata's college roommate, was paid $33,000 by the committee for what was described on state filings as campaign consulting and is owed another $12,000. Staples, through a company he owns, has paid...
  • CA: Shelley's office is again linked to partisan work

    10/07/2004 10:24:47 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 277+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 10/07/04 | Gary Delsohn
    Secretary of State Kevin Shelley's top aide told election workers part of their job was to find people to raise money for the Democrat's future campaigns, according to two people who were in the meeting. Undersecretary Mark Kyle's directions to senior staff members last year, at a meeting Shelley attended, were so overtly political and partisan that Dawn Mehlhaff, who supervised all outreach activities in the office, said she immediately demanded to be switched to another job. "Kyle told them, 'Your job is to identify people at events and in your regions who can do campaign events and raise money...
  • Tanzanians Not Linked To Brazil Terror Plan

    09/10/2004 5:30:51 PM PDT · by blam · 141+ views
    IOL ^ | 9-10-2004
    Tanzanians not linked to Brazil terror plan September 10 2004 at 02:43PM Rio de Janeiro - Two Tanzanians have been arrested on immigration charges near a cache of photographs of the United States Consulate, prompting interrogation about whether they were planning a terrorist attack, a newspaper reported. The US Embassy and the Brazil's Federal Police said they did not believe the men were connected with the photos. Salim Nassir Salim and David Jhon Pama were arrested in Rio on September 1 on immigration violations and are still in detention, the Federal Police said in a statement. A press officer at...