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  • Introducing Shortwave’s Newest Broadcaster: Global 24 Radio

    10/25/2014 8:42:21 AM PDT · by mylife · 3 replies
    Swling.com ^ | 9/22/14 | Thomas
    This is one of the most exciting developments I’ve seen in international broadcasting in ages: an around-the-clock, fixed-frequency, commercial shortwave radio broadcaster, transmitting via WRMI. The new Global24 will begin broadcasting on Friday, October 31, 2014 at 19:00 EDT (0000 UTC November 1st) on 9395 kHz. Below, you’ll find Global24’s first press release: (Source: Global24Radio.com) (Hollywood, FL) Oct. 21, 2014 – Global 24 Radio LLC announced today that its inaugural broadcast will go live at 7:00 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31 (0000 UTC November 1), with a line-up of new and well-known programs and around-the-clock English language programming. The broadcast can...
  • Shocking 2013 Muslim Peace Conference in Norway

    10/25/2014 7:13:12 AM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 12 replies
    Liveleak ^ | Oct-21-2014
    If you had any questions before about the intentions of the "Religion of Peace", you won't after this unbelievable video. Watch this 4 minute video.
  • MSF Protocols for Staff Returning from Ebola-Affected Countries

    10/25/2014 3:51:12 AM PDT · by EBH · 13 replies
    Since the beginning of its operations in West Africa in March to combat the Ebola outbreak, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has put in place stringent protocols to protect its staff from exposure to the Ebola virus and to monitor the health of its returning staff. MSF has specific guidelines and protocols for staff members returning from Ebola assignments. These guidelines govern the 21-day incubation period of the virus (it can take up to 21 days to display symptoms of possible Ebola infection). A fever that develops during the 21-day period may also be due to something other than...
  • Teacher arrested on suspicion of lewd acts with a child

    10/25/2014 12:55:32 AM PDT · by South40 · 20 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | Oct. 24, 2014 | DOUGLAS MORINO
    A 34-year-old eighth grade teacher at a Mission Viejo junior high school has been arrested on suspicion of lewd acts with a student, authorities said. Kristen Roush, 34, was taken into custody on Friday at her residence in Aliso Viejo. Orange County Sheriff’s Department investigators were contacted in July after the male victim’s parents became concerned over what they perceived as an inappropriate relationship between their son and Roush, authorities said. Investigators interviewed several witnesses and obtained evidence from both the victim and teacher’s cell phones, authorities added.
  • NJ official: Female health care worker who'd been in Africa isolated with fever

    10/24/2014 6:48:33 PM PDT · by boycott · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | October 24, 2014 | Ray Sanchez, Jason Hanna and Shimon Prokupecz
    New York (CNN) -- One day after New York officials announced a Doctors Without Borders physician had tested positive for Ebola, another person who treated patients in West Africa developed a fever and was put in isolation at a northern New Jersey hospital. The second health care worker, a woman who hasn't been identified by name, did not have any Ebola symptoms upon arrival Friday at Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey health department spokesman Donna Leusner said. Yet things changed in the hours that followed. According to Leusner, "This evening, the health care worker developed a fever and is...
  • Hillary: 'Don't Let Anybody Tell You' That 'Businesses Create Jobs'

    10/24/2014 5:09:10 PM PDT · by grundle · 99 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | October 24, 2014
    Appearing at a Boston rally for Democrat gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley on Friday, Hillary Clinton told the crowd gathered at the Park Plaza Hotel not to listen to anybody who says that “businesses create jobs.” “Don’t let anybody tell you it’s corporations and businesses create jobs,” Clinton said. “You know that old theory, ‘trickle-down economics,’” she continued. “That has been tried, that has failed. It has failed rather spectacularly.” “You know, one of the things my husband says when people say ‘Well, what did you bring to Washington,’ he said, ‘Well, I brought arithmetic,’” Clinton said, which elicited loud laughs...
  • How to be a racist

    10/24/2014 8:54:19 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 25 replies
    Pat Condell ^ | Mar 24, 2014 | Pat Condell
    Pat Condell gives you his easy tips on how to be a racist.
  • U-Verse customers report strange emergency message

    10/24/2014 8:22:19 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    FOXAtlanta ^ | Oct 24, 2014 8:02 AM PDT | Will Nunley
    The FOX 5 Newsroom received multiple calls from concerned AT U-Verse customers Friday after an emergency message appeared on their screens. The message, claiming to be an emergency alert issued by The White House, notified viewers that their programming was being re-directed to another channel. The alert is part of the EAN or Emergency Alert Notification. Engineers with FOX 5 say the alert can only be activated by the President in times of emergency. U-Verse engineers tell FOX 5 staff the message appeared on screens around Atlanta, Detroit, Michigan and Austin, Texas. Callers from across the FOX 5 viewing area...
  • Union demands send Japanese firm, jobs packing from California town

    10/24/2014 2:47:29 AM PDT · by grundle · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 23, 2014 | Perry Chiaramonte
    The California city of Palmdale was ready to roll out the red carpet this summer when a Japanese company agreed to build a $60 million factory on a city-owned, vacant parcel on the southwest side of town -- but now the company is taking its project out of state and critics say union greed is to blame. As many as 300 people were slated to work at the 400,000-square-foot plant, painting and wiring light rail cars under a huge contract with the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority. It was a coup for Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford, and a plan that...
  • Di blasio and Coumo Pres Conference-Ebola in NYC

    10/23/2014 6:52:02 PM PDT · by Rome2000 · 143 replies
    Coumo and Warren Wilhelm Press Conference
  • CNN Makes a Mockery of the Worst Moment of Bristol Palin’s Life, She Responds

    10/23/2014 5:35:20 PM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 45 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Oct. 23, 2014 | Cortney O'Brien
    CNN’s Carol Costello thought that was hilarious. In what was perhaps the worst moment of Bristol’s life, the media treated her as a laughingstock. CNN obtained the audio from the unfortunate incident. In the clip, an exhausted and shaken Bristol describes how a stranger pushed her sister Willow, then assaulted her. To make matters worse, Bristol had her five-year-old son Tripp in the car and she was clearly concerned for his safety as well. It is this audio clip that Costella told her viewers to “sit back and enjoy:”
  • Oldest complete human genome sequenced

    10/23/2014 4:19:36 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23 October 2014 | Sarah Griffiths
    Scientists have sequenced the oldest complete human genome. The DNA comes from an anatomically modern man who roamed Western Siberia 45,000 years ago. It provides experts with a more accurate timeline of when modern humans mated with their Neanderthal cousins as they moved from Africa into Europe, between 50,000 and 60,000 years ago. Scientists have sequenced the oldest complete human genome. The DNA comes from an anatomically modern man who roamed Western Siberia 45,000 years ago. His remains were fund near the settlement of Ust’-Ishim in western Siberia in 2008. The male lived around the time the populations of Europe...
  • Doctor who treated Ebola patients rushed to NYC hospital

    10/23/2014 12:05:53 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 176 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/23/2014 | Jamie Schram
    Dr. Craig Spencer, who returned to New York City from Africa 10 days ago, was rushed in an ambulance with a police escort from his Harlem home to Bellevue Hospital on Thursday, sources said. He was suffering from Ebola-like symptoms — a 103-degree fever and nausea, sources said. While he was in Africa, the doctor had been treating Ebola patients in Guinea, sources said.
  • Judge dismisses lawsuit from man who says circumcision went wrong

    10/23/2014 8:53:09 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 32 replies
    CTV News ^ | 10/23/2014 | AP
    A judge in Alabama issued an order Wednesday throwing out the lawsuit filed by Johnny Lee Banks Jr. and his wife against a hospital and doctors he says injured him. . . . Banks says he awoke from what should have been a routine circumcision to realize his penis was gone. The hospital and doctors deny any wrongdoing.
  • Half-billion dollar MBTA contract awarded to firm owned by Chinese gov(Mass...the RED line!)

    A Chinese government-owned rail company was awarded a $566.6 million Massachusetts state contract on Wednesday to build subway trains for the "T," the nation's oldest subway system, despite concerns from local activists about China's human rights record as well as complaints from competitors that the company's winning bid was unrealistically low. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation's board of directors voted unanimously to approve a contract with CNR MA Corporation to build 284 new subway cars. The new cars are needed to replace the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's 32-year-old Orange Line trains and the 44-year-old Red Line cars that serve the...
  • Why Are Guards At Tomb Of Unknown Soldier Carrying Unloaded Weapons? (Vanity)

    10/22/2014 6:19:41 PM PDT · by njslim · 63 replies
    In light of recent attacks in Canada on soldiers, why are the Guards at Tomb of Unknown Soldier still carrying unloaded weapons.
  • The surprising comeback of train travel

    10/22/2014 4:25:31 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 89 replies
    CNN Travel ^ | October 189, 2014 | Jareen Imam
    It's been 21 years, and John Moore still eagerly leans against his passenger window to watch the landscape pass by as the train he commutes on every day roars over the Moodna Viaduct in Cornwall, New York. The green hills and vibrant leaves just below the elevated track make the trestle one of the prettiest scenes on the 57-year-old's trip. For more than two decades, the senior business analyst has been traveling about 67 miles for work from his home in Cornwall to lower Manhattan. His total commute time is 2½ hours each way.
  • Woman goes to the hospital for stomach pains... and hours later gives birth

    10/22/2014 11:11:50 AM PDT · by Teotwawki · 39 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | October 22, 2014 | Aexandra Klausner
    An Iowa woman went to the hospital for stomach pains and hours later gave birth to a healthy baby boy. Misty Beaty and Scott Steele from Cedar Rapids had absolutely no idea that Misty was pregnant until the moment she gave birth to Briggs Beaty on Monday morning. It was especially a surprise for Scott who was diagnosed with colorectal cancer five years ago and was told he was sterile.
  • Anti-gun Missouri Dem. arrested with 9mm pistol, refuses breathalyzer test

    10/22/2014 9:36:47 AM PDT · by grundle · 21 replies
    examiner.com ^ | October 21, 2014
    Earlier this week, Missouri state Senator Jamilah Nasheed, a Democrat who has sponsored several anti-gun bills, was arrested while protesting in front of the Ferguson Police Department, The Blaze reported Tuesday. What made the arrest interesting is that Nasheed was carrying a 9mm handgun with extra ammunition. Authorities also said Nasheed “smelled strongly of intoxicants." But Nasheed refused to take a breathalyzer test and maintains she was not intoxicated. But her arrest and news that she was in possession of a firearm brought charges of hypocrisy. According to attorney Eric Vickers, Nasheed needs the gun for her own protection and...
  • What election? Big 3 networks ignore anti-Obama election [treat Obama different than Bush]

    10/22/2014 9:23:02 AM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 22, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    The nation’s Big Three TV networks that breathlessly reported the 2006 anti-Bush election which gave Democrats control of Capitol Hill have practically ignored this year’s anti-Obama midterms that are expected to return full control of the Hill to the GOP. A new and exhaustive Media Research Center analysis compared the last seven weeks of CBS, NBC and ABC news coverage with the same period in 2006 and found a 6-1 disparity between the Democratic election wave and the current election. The story count: 159-25.
  • Flying Underpants Cause Highway Crash

    10/21/2014 10:28:42 PM PDT · by Patriot777 · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jul 22, 10:27 am ET | unknown
    BERLIN (Reuters) - A pair of flying underpants caused a crash on a German highway when they landed on a driver's face and blocked his view, police said Tuesday. A police spokesman in the central town of Gotha said one of a group of naked men in a van threw the underwear into a Volkswagen Passat as they passed it on a busy stretch of one of Germany's notoriously speedy autobahns. "The underpants landed on the driver's face, causing him to ram the truck ahead from behind," said the spokesman, adding that he did not know why the men were...
  • Che Cafe at UCSD Must Close, Judge Rules ((Communist Icon Inspired Student Collective Evicted)

    10/21/2014 7:47:23 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | October 21, 2014 | BOB PONTING,
    Che Cafe at UCSD must close, judge rules SAN DIEGO — The student-run Che Cafe at UC San Diego will have to close its doors after a judge ruled Tuesday in favor of the university in its eviction lawsuit. UCSD filed suit after the student collective refused to vacate the 1940s- era building on campus. University officials said the building needs $700,000 in repairs to stay open. Superior Court Judge Katherine Bacal ruled in favor of UCSD after a bench trial.
  • Washington Post's Ben Bradlee dies

    10/21/2014 6:19:24 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | October 21, 2014 | John Helton and Todd Leopold
    (CNN) -- Ben Bradlee, the zestful, charismatic Washington Post editor who guided the paper through the era of the Pentagon Papers and Watergate and was immortalized on screen in "All the President's Men," has died. He was 93. Bradlee began end-of-life care at his home last month after suffering from Alzheimer's disease and dementia for several years. He was the executive editor of The Washington Post from 1968 to 1991, during which time the paper covered the downfall of President Richard Nixon in the Watergate scandal.
  • Model Speaks Out(Woman brutally beaten by three men on a Crown Heights captured on Video)

    10/21/2014 10:37:00 AM PDT · by Main Street · 74 replies
    gothamist ^ | Oct 21, 2014 | John Del Signore
    A woman who was brutally beaten by three men on a Crown Heights sidewalk says the attack, which left her with a broken nose and facial lacerations, will not stop her from pursuing her modeling career. Gwendolyn Reyes, 21, was jumped by three muggers as she walked on Franklin Avenue between Prospect Place and St. Mark's Avenue at approximately 2:30 a.m. on October 2nd. Yesterday the NYPD released security camera video of the assault and robbery: Reyes, an aspiring model, says she found it "difficult to watch" the video, for obvious reasons. "They just rushed me, so the first thing...
  • Is Climate Change To Blame For The Ebola Outbreak?

    10/21/2014 8:35:51 AM PDT · by e-gadfly · 30 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 2014-10-21 | Ruth Schuster
    From ecological destruction to changing weather patterns, man bears ultimate responsibility for the spread of deadly diseases. Climate change is no longer controversial – it's happening. And some experts say it's responsible for the spread of Ebola to humans, as well as the increasingly frequent outbreaks of the deadly disease....
  • Expelled Nazis collected millions in Social Security

    10/21/2014 7:13:15 AM PDT · by pabianice · 12 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 10/21/14 | Rising, Hershaft, Lardner
    This undated handout provided by the Justice Department shows Arthur Rudolph, one of hundreds of scientists brought to the US after World War II despite their Nazi past. An Associated Press investigation found dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in Social Security payments after being forced out of the United States. An Associated Press investigation found that dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in Social Security payments, through a loophole in U.S. law, after being forced out of the United States. Brief profiles of a few...
  • Remarkable Digital Reconstruction of the Palace of Ashurnasirpal II

    10/20/2014 6:39:31 PM PDT · by xzins · 32 replies
    Patheos ^ | October 9, 2014 | Thomas L. McDonald
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art created this video flythrough of the spectacular Northwest Palace of Assyrian king Ashurnasirpal II (reigned: 883 to 859 BC) in the city alternately known as Numrud, Kalhu, and, in the Bible, Calah. The ruins are about 20 miles south of Mosul, Iraq. The palace walls were covered n reliefs (many of them now scattered throughout the world in various museums) depicting his reign and conquests. Genesis 10: 8 Cush became the father of Nimrod; he was the first on earth to be a mighty man. 9 He was a mighty hunter before the Lord; therefore...
  • A Crazy Guy Messing With Bees Wouldn't Normally Interest Me. Then I Saw This And.. Whoa.

    10/20/2014 6:03:52 PM PDT · by null and void · 14 replies
    Viral Nova ^ | DECEMBER 10, 2013
    Welcome, to Jurassic Park! ... Except now with no dinosaurs, and more bees! To celebrate the launch of its Highlander Honey whisky, Scotch whisky company Dewar's rallied an army of 80,000 bees and master bee keeper Robin Theron to create a bottle inspired sculpture made from honeycomb. It's part nature, and part 3-D printing...well 3-Bee printing? The start of the bottle honeycomb sculpture. The finished product, after the bees had done their incredible magic. Another sculpture entitled "The Drinking Man". Typically, honeybees build their honeycomb hives inward so that their queen can populate it with eggs. So in order to...
  • How Can Tiny Norway Afford to Buy So Many Teslas? [Subsidies and 'Carbon Laundering']

    10/20/2014 12:15:18 PM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 13 replies
    Stephen J. DUBNER: As you likely know, the American automobile company Tesla makes some of the most desirable–and expensive–electric cars in the world. The company is currently valued at roughly $31 billion. Compare that to the $55 billion market cap of the Ford Motor Company.Tesla, however, last year sold fewer than 25,000 cars while Ford sells more than 6 million vehicles a year, or roughly 240 vehicles for every single Tesla. Tesla currently has just one vehicle in production, the Model S luxury sedan. In the U.S. the starting price is a bit more than $70,000.Americans buy more Model S’s...
  • Obama Administration Quietly Prepares 'Surge' Of Millions Of New Immigrant IDs

    10/19/2014 6:14:12 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 44 replies
    briertbart ^ | Oct 19 ,2014 | J Strong
    Despite no official action from the president ahead of the election, the Obama administration has quietly begun preparing to issue millions of work authorization permits, suggesting the implementation of a large-scale executive amnesty may have already begun. Unnoticed until now, a draft solicitation for bids issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Oct. 6 says potential vendors must be capable of handling a “surge” scenario of 9 million id cards in one year “to support possible future immigration reform initiative requirements.”
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    10/19/2014 10:32:31 AM PDT · by Faith · 18 replies
    October 19, 2014 | Faith
    ” And I will shake all nations, And the desire of all nations shall come . . . – Haggai 2:7
  • Lack of spare parts triggers the end for old reliable Lee-Enfield rifle

    10/19/2014 7:55:46 AM PDT · by fso301 · 57 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | 10/18/2014 | Joseph Hall
    The foe now has four legs. But a century on, the rugged reliability and brute firepower that made the Lee-Enfield rifle the standard-issue weapon for entrenched Canadian troops during the latter half of the First World War makes it an ideal choice still for a modern group of this country’s soldiers. The Canadian Rangers — a component of the armed forces reserves — conduct sovereignty patrols and assist search and rescue missions in the Far North and in remote coastal regions across the country.
  • Vanity - CZ 2075BD RAMI 9mm Lugar

    10/18/2014 5:30:59 PM PDT · by dead and gone · 86 replies
    me | 10/19/14 | dean and gone
    I'm considering getting one of these for daily carry. In the extremely unlikely chance that a FReeper owns one, I'd like their opinions and advice...
  • Russian Submarine sends SOS in swedish territorial waters. Sunk by the Swedish navy?

    10/18/2014 12:48:47 PM PDT · by ConfusedSwede · 109 replies
    Breaking news in Sweden after two days of hunt. Swedish government report that a russian submarine is sending an SOS message on a de-crypted frequency.
  • Senator Ted Cruz : GENUINE Risk of Houston Pastor's Arrest for Protesting LGBT Laws

    10/18/2014 8:28:58 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 103 replies
    CBN ^ | 2014-10-17 | David Brody, CBN
    . Ted Cruz Tells Brody File: "Real Risk" Of Pastors Being Jailed For Preaching Against Homosexuality In an exclusive interview with The Brody File, Senator Ted Cruz says pastors being hauled off to jail by the government for preaching against homosexuality is a “real risk” in the future. ““I think that is a real risk,” Cruz tells me. “Some in the media ridicule that threat saying there is no danger of the government coming after pastors. That is the usual response.” But he adds: “The specter of government trying to determine if what pastors preach from the pulpit meets with...
  • White House celebrates another Muslim holiday for the first time

    10/18/2014 5:56:49 AM PDT · by blueyon · 41 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 10/17/14 | TODAY’S ZAMAN????
    The White House celebrated it’s first-ever Eid al-Adha this week, a Muslim holiday celebrating the end of the Hajj, the holy pilgrimage to Mecca: TODAY’S ZAMAN – The White House hosted an event to celebrate Eid al-Adha on Tuesday for the first time ever with the sponsorship of the Rumi Forum, an international organization established by Turks living in Washington, D.C., to foster intercultural dialogue. The White House traditionally hosts an iftar (fast-breaking) dinner every year for representatives of Muslim communities in the United States, but Tuesday’s event was the first time that they have hosted a celebratory event for...
  • Network Priorities: 57X More Coverage of NFL Scandals Than Obama Scandals

    10/18/2014 5:27:33 AM PDT · by grundle · 1 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 16, 2014 | Geoffrey Dickens
    In the crucial weeks leading up to the midterm elections, the broadcast networks were obsessed with scandals, but not any of the Obama administration controversies that might influence how voters behave on Election Day. No, despite revelations in the Benghazi, IRS, Veterans Administration and Secret Service prostitution scandals it was the NFL domestic abuse scandals that captured the attention of the Big Three (ABC, NBC, CBS) networks. Since September 4 (the start of the NFL regular season) through October 15 the networks, on their evening and morning shows, devoted a total of 171 (NBC 71, CBS 55, ABC 45) stories...
  • GOP Congressman Gets Boost From Racially Charged Ad [criticism of serial killer = "racism"]

    10/18/2014 5:19:40 AM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    Huffington Post [link only] | October 17, 2014 | Samantha Lachman
    link only:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/17/lee-terry-brad-ashford_n_6003976.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592
  • Ben Carson group outraises Ready for Hillary by 60%

    10/18/2014 3:58:08 AM PDT · by grundle · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 16, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    Update: The top Democratic draft committee, Ready for Hillary, didn't come close to raising the $3.3 million announced by the Draft Ben Carson for President Committee, according to the pro-Clinton group. Ready for Hillary declared late Wednesday that it added $2 million to their war chest in the past quarter, $1.3 million less than the Carson take. The Draft Ben Carson for President Committee, which has been urging the celebrated doctor and Obamacare critic to run, on Tuesday said it has surpassed $10 million in donations. And at least one news outlet reports that he is on the “verge” of...
  • Dracula Untold Official Trailer #1 (Hero of Europe, muslim killer)

    10/17/2014 10:34:02 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 31 replies
    crew ^ | Summer 2014 | Crew
    First movie that focusses on the real Vlad Dracula. Fought for his country against the muslim beheaders. Then he impaled them all. I think the "thing" in this movie is that he gets so desperate in his fight against the muslims, that he becomes a vampire.
  • Obama Plans to Let Ebola-infected Foreigners Into U.S. for Treatment

    10/17/2014 4:41:57 PM PDT · by grundle · 70 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 17, 2014
    Judicial Watch has learned that the Obama administration is actively formulating plans to admit Ebola-infected non-U.S. citizens into the United States for treatment. Specifically, the goal of the administration is to bring Ebola patients into the United States for treatment within the first days of diagnosis. It is unclear who would bear the high costs of transporting and treating non-citizen Ebola patients. The plans include special waivers of laws and regulations that ban the admission of non-citizens with a communicable disease as dangerous as Ebola. One source tells us that the Obama administration is keeping this plan secret from Congress....
  • Guard investigates video of bikini-clad women firing weapons, riding tanks

    10/17/2014 4:41:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 49 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 17, 2014 | Brady McCombs
    SALT LAKE CITY — A risque video shot in conservative Utah featuring bikini-clad women firing high-powered weapons and riding in tanks for a pinup calendar has raised the ire of a pair of law enforcement agencies who suspect some of their equipment and officers may be in the film.
  • Ebola nurse Nina Pham's condition is downgraded from good to fair

    10/17/2014 4:35:04 PM PDT · by digger48 · 81 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Oct. 17, 2014 | Ashley Coleman, et al
    Ebola-stricken nurse Nina Pham's condition was downgraded to fair on Friday, according to doctors at the National Institutes of Health. The 26-year-old nurse, who contracted Ebola while caring for Thomas Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, was previously described as being in a good condition on Thursday. According to the American Hospital Association's scale used to describe a patient's health, a 'fair condition' is listed as worse than a 'good condition'. Dr Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said at a briefing outside the Maryland hospital on Friday that Miss Pham was in a...
  • Is Ebola affecting your travel? Take our poll (Poll to freep)

    10/17/2014 3:50:24 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 25 replies
    Is Ebola affecting your travel plans? Or do you think the reaction/fears are excessive? Take our poll below. (Have more to say? Add a comment.)
  • Scientists have found “hidden” brain activity that can indicate if a vegetative patient is aware

    10/17/2014 1:23:47 PM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 31 replies
    The new research could help doctors to quickly identify patients who are aware despite appearing unresponsive and unable to communicate. Researchers from University of Cambridge in the UK have identified hidden networks in vegetative patients that could support consciousness, even when a patient appear to be unresponsive. There’s been a lot of interest lately into how much patients in vegetative states, such as comas, are aware of their surroundings. Recently, research involving functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scanning has shown that even patients who are unable to respond or move are able to carry out mental tasks, such as imagining...
  • Texan's truck has possibly the most racist decal ever

    10/17/2014 11:58:48 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 104 replies
    SA Express News ^ | 10/17/2014 | By Kolten Parker
      This Texan takes bumper stickers to a whole new level. A photo of a truck with Texas tags that features on the tailgate one the most racist decals, complete with a real (and fresh) banana, that targets President Barack Obama was posted to Reddit on Thursday. "Does this Socialist a** make my truck look too big," the decal, which appears to be professionally done, reads. It also includes photo of Obama dressed in Somalian garb from a 2006 meeting in the country.  The image was taken in the East Texas town of Tyler at the intersection of Loop 323...
  • REJECT: Obama’s credit card denied at restaurant on New York City trip

    10/17/2014 11:15:41 AM PDT · by MAKOTHEDOG · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 17, 2014 | David R. Sands
    President Obama came perilously close to having to wash some dishes on his recent trip to New York. Mr. Obama revealed Friday that his credit card was rejected when he went to pay for his meal at a New York restaurant during the U.N. General Assembly gathering earlier this month.
  • How to manage ebola for health care workers

    10/17/2014 11:07:12 AM PDT · by Prophet2520 · 5 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Monday 13 October 2014 14.00 EDT | Bridget Mulrooney, Sue Ellen Kovack and Anine Kongelf
    At the start of the day, I check my hands for any cuts or scrapes that will bar me from donning PPE. Entering the centre, I must wash my hands in a 0.05% chlorine solution. I balance on one foot as someone sprays the bottoms of my shoes with 0.5% chlorine before being allowed entry to the low-risk area. I search for a pair of cold wet boots in my size, which have been soaking in chlorine for the night, and I change into my scrubs. We need to synchronise putting the PPE on with other team members, because if...
  • Fishers company sees jump in orders amid Ebola concerns

    10/16/2014 7:16:32 PM PDT · by digger48 · 5 replies
    WTHR ^ | Oct 16, 2014 | Rich Van Wyk
    INDIANAPOLIS - Hospitals, emergency medical technicians, and other first responders across the country are upgrading their protective gear for the possibility of dealing with Ebola patients. A Fishers company that provides protective gear is seeing a huge spike in orders. New coveralls will provide emergency medical workers even more protection than existing ones. Open seams in the fabric will be sealed shut, reducing the possibility of first responders being infected by a patient's bodily fluids. .................... Baumgartner says orders are up a thousand percent from a few weeks ago. The Fishers company specializes in hazardous waste and infection control products....
  • Trigger warning please': National Review’s Lena Dunham cover ‘makes me want to die’

    10/16/2014 6:07:29 PM PDT · by MAKOTHEDOG · 62 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 16, 2014 | Twitchy Staff
    Winning Glamour magazine’s “Woman of the Year” award proved that “Girls” star Lena Dunham had nowhere to go but up — case in point: the actress appears on the coveted front cover of National Review this week.