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  • Microsoft confirms it's dropping Windows 8.1 support

    04/15/2014 10:53:03 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 61 replies
    InfoWorld ^ | April 14, 2014 | Woody Leonhard
    In what is surely the most customer-antagonistic move of the new Windows regime, Steve Thomas at Microsoft posted a TechNet article on Saturday stating categorically that Microsoft will no longer issue security patches for Windows 8.1, starting in May. Call this the "let them eat cake" approach to support for Microsoft's flagship operating system. ... Yes, you read that right: With three weeks left until Windows 8.1 end of support -- until the next round of security patches appear with Windows 8.1 not included in the party list -- Microsoft still hasn't figured out how to get Windows 8.1 Update...
  • Microsoft offers users $100 credit on a new PC to switch from XP

    04/04/2014 7:06:45 AM PDT · by null and void · 59 replies
    Geekwire ^ | 3/21/2014 at 10:35 am | Blair Hanley Frank
    Microsoft really wants people to stop using Windows XP. The company launched a new promotion that offers XP users $100 off the purchase of a new PC that costs more than $599 through the Microsoft Store from now until June 15. Buyers will also get 90 days of free support and free data transfer from their old XP-powered PC. Microsoft is ending support for XP, which has been around for more than a decade, in April. That means any security flaws found by attackers after that point won’t be patched, leaving users who are still clinging to their old computers...
  • MS: Women, Police, and Firearms Safety

    03/30/2014 4:53:22 PM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Women are becoming an important part of what is known as American Gun Culture 2.0.   In American Gun Culture 1.0, the gun was primarily the province of men, used for hunting,  home defense, and defense of the community in time of war.  In American Gun Culture 2.0, women are embracing the empowerment and independence that comes with the gun culture.  Fathers are teaching daughters how to shoot equally with sons.   Many women are finding that the joys of hunting transcend sexual stereotypes.    Target shooting and competition is supplementing and supplanting hunting.   Carrying outside the home is becoming as important...
  • Anti-Russians display controversial US Confederate flag in Kiev

    03/07/2014 12:30:30 AM PST · by Lattero · 18 replies
    PressTV ^ | Mar 7, 2014 | Caleb Maupin
    This was the flag of slave holding states in the United States that seceded in 1861, causing Civil War. Today the symbol is used by the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazi groups, and other organizations who are hostile to African-Americans. For the last several decades, protests have continued, demanding that this flag not be displayed in public places. Many people were greatly disturbed to see that the Confederate Flag is now being displayed, not in the United States, but in Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine. Larry Holmes, a civil rights activist in New York City, explained why the flag is...
  • Yes, I have MS -- my life with multiple sclerosis

    02/26/2014 6:16:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Fox ^ | February 25, 2014 | Janice Dean
    I had my first Multiple Sclerosis (MS) episode in 2005 (the formal diagnosis would come later). Naturally, I remember it well: we had just come off the most active hurricane season in history. It was the year of Hurricanes Dennis, Emily, Katrina, Rita and Wilma. We had so many storms, the National Hurricane Center went to the Greek alphabet because we had run out of names. I was working long hours that fall and was feeling overwhelmingly tired, stressed and depressed from all the devastation we were seeing on television. Little did I know that as I was warning people...
  • Club for Growth wants Sen. Cochran to meet the Tea Party

    02/18/2014 5:07:07 PM PST · by onyx · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 18, 2014 | By Alexandra Jaffe
    Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) may not know much about the Tea Party, but his primary challenger and the deep-pocketed Club for Growth are planning to introduce him. Cochran told a local news outlet on Monday that he’s not that familiar with the grassroots conservative movement, which has helped produce a challenge to him in his primary election from state Sen. Chris McDaniel. "The Tea Party, you know, is something I don't really know a lot about," Cochran said during a campaign stop in the state. "It's a free country. We have open opportunities for people to participate in the...
  • Reform of Wasteful Gun "buy backs" a Trend: Mississippi Proposes Legislation

    01/28/2014 5:40:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Following what is becoming a national trend, legislation to prevent wasteful destruction of valuable firearms has been introduced in Mississippi by Representative Gary Alan Chism, Republican.  The legislation, House Bill 139, prevents the wasteful destruction of firearms collected at gun turn in events that are conducted with the assistance of government resources.  Instead, the firearms would be returned to lawful commercial channels and the money placed in the general fund of the governmental body that is assisting the turn in event, often referred to by the misnomer "buy back".   The events are not "buy backs" because the people buying...
  • Proactive v Reactive: A Comparison of MS and OK Open Carry Planning

    01/27/2014 2:52:34 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 23 January, 2014 | RICK WARD
    The State of Oklahoma passed its Open Carry Law in early 2012, one year prior to the Mississippi law. By all appearances it would seem that Oklahoma did an outstanding job in looking ahead with a proactive plan to limit challenges for the future. Sadly, Mississippi’s approach has been more reactive than proactive. Shortly after the Oklahoma legislative session ended, law enforcement authorities began to develop plans to deal with their new open carry law. Stories began to surface as early as a month or so following the end of the session and up to the effective date of the...
  • Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act has Wicker, Cochran Support

    01/23/2014 7:03:55 PM PST · by marktwain · 31 replies ^ | 21 January, 2014 | NA
    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Thad Cochran, R-Miss., are backing legislation that would allow persons with state-issued conceal carry permits to use them in other states with conceal carry laws. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2014 (S.1908) is intended to defend the Second Amendment rights of individuals with conceal carry permits, allowing them to carry those privileges from their home state to other states that also have conceal carry laws. “I am strongly committed to upholding Americans’ constitutional right to keep and bear arms,” Wicker said. “This legislation would ensure this right is not limited to...
  • Cantor in a pickle on voting rights

    01/20/2014 3:54:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 20, 2014 | Mike Lillis
    The bill also includes a sweetener for Virginians. Under the old provisions shot down by the Supreme Court, the Old Dominion was one of nine states with histories of voter discrimination required to get federal approval before they changed their election procedures. Under the new proposal – which aims to update the formula dictating which states are subject to the extra scrutiny – only four states would be forced to seek such approval. Virginia is not among them. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), a long-time voting rights champion and a lead sponsor of the updated protections, noted Thursday that Rep. Spencer...
  • So WHY EAT Hog Jowl, Black-Eye Peas, Collard Greens and Cornbread on New Year's Day

    01/01/2014 8:41:27 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 88 replies
    Jan 1, 2014 | Yosemitest
    My brother's wife wanted to know the history behind the southern tradition of the New Year's Day meal, and that started a search. I thought I'd share it with you. First, let me show you What hog jowl is, is, by J.A. Bolton Storyteller I hope your family will be enjoying the traditional meal of collards, black-eyed peas, hog jowl and cornbread for New Year’s Day. I thought in today’s column I would try to explain some of the folklore and customs behind the delicious meal we observe here in the south on New Year’s. I probably need to...
  • MS:Alleged convenience store robber in Bassfield shot more than 10 times, dies at scene

    11/27/2013 2:19:16 PM PST · by marktwain · 51 replies ^ | 20 November, 2013 | Christopher Harkey
    The armed robber shot the store owner in the leg before all the money had been handed over. Authorities say the gunman then walked outside and returned to get the rest of the cash, but by that time the owner had managed to get a gun. When the gunman approached, the owner shot the robber at least 11 times.
  • NASCAR Driver Trevor Bayne Says MS Diagnosis 'Doesn't Change a Thing'

    11/21/2013 4:42:57 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Home> Health NASCAR Driver Trevor Bayne Says MS Diagnosis 'Doesn't Change a Thing' Nov. 13, 2013 By ANTHONY CASTELLANO via Good Morning America Share 234 Share on email 5 Comments PHOTO: Trevor Bayne reacts after winning the NASCAR Nationwide auto race at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. Trevor Bayne Diagnosed with MS at 20 Next Video NASCAR Star Trevor Bayne's New Pit Crew Auto Start: On | Off NASCAR driver Trevor Bayne's need for speed propelled him to become the youngest driver to ever win the prestigious Daytona 500, but the 22-year-old is determined to continue his career despite being...
  • Mississippi’s newest Gun Rights Organization: Mississippi Carry

    10/21/2013 5:35:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 19 October, 2013 | Dana Criswell
    Mississippi’s newest Gun Rights Organization: Mississippi Carry Go to and join today.  Also checkout their Facebook Page.Its time we rally behind an organization and fight for our rights.  Mississippi Carry can make a difference if we stand together.  We can not divide ourselves and spend our energy arguing with each other.  I believe those organizing Mississippi Carry are ready to work with other organizations to further the cause of liberty and freedom through protecting our right to carry a firearm for protection. So it doesn’t matter if you open carry or conceal carry,  join Mississippi Carry and help...
  • Right to Open Carry Correctly Affirmed in Mississippi

    10/18/2013 10:41:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 30 September, 2013 | M. Reed Martz
    JURIST Guest Columnist M. Reed Martz of Freeland Martz, PLLC discusses recent court decisions concerning a Mississippi legislative measure aimed at clairifying state gun possession laws... On July 1, 2013, Mississippi was set to clear up any ambiguity as to whether its Constitution of 1890 and statutes allowed the open (unconcealed) carry of a firearm or other deadly weapon without a permit. That was the plan, at least, until Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith and other Hinds County law enforcement officers, as well as several state Representatives who twice voted in favor of the bill, obtained a temporary...
  • Mississippi Supreme Court Upholds End to 'Hiding in Plain Sight'

    10/17/2013 5:19:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 19 September, 2013 | John Frazer
    JURIST Guest Columnist John Frazer argues that the Mississippi legislature's amended definition of a "concealed" weapon is not unduly confusing or vague... A recent decision by the Mississippi Supreme Court may finally have laid to rest the state's status as home to one of the nation's most rigidly interpreted concealed weapons laws, as well as ending one of the oddest recent episodes of gun-related litigation in the US. At the beginning of 2013, Mississippi—like most states—prohibited the carrying of handguns and certain other weapons concealed without a permit. However, unlike any other state's "concealed" carry statute, Mississippi's statute prohibited carrying...
  • Gene 'Cousin Luke' Petit passes away (professional wrestler)

    09/30/2013 1:21:36 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    PWInsider ^ | September 29, 2013 | Mike Johnson
    Gene Petit, who was best known nationally in the WWF as Cousin Luke of Hillbilly Jim's clan of wrestling relatives from Mud Lick, Kentucky, passed away this morning... Petit worked regularly until 2000, when back issues forced him out of the ring. He was later diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, which he had been battling for years, leading him to drop way down from his recognizable weight. He had also battled diabetes and in recent years, was in a long-term health care facility...
  • 2nd suspect identified in Lawrence Co. home invasion

    09/27/2013 3:43:19 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 27 September, 2013 | Staff
    LAWRENCE COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Lawrence County authorities have identified the second suspect in a Tuesday morning home invasion that left one man dead. Thirty-four year old Michael Alford of Brookhaven is wanted for questioning and you should call the Lawrence County Sheriff's office, at 601-587-2961, if you see him. The incident happened at a mobile home on Henry Cox Road just outside the Monticello city limits. Sheriff Joel Thames says dispatchers received a call from David Maxwell at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday. Maxwell said his dog was barking and it woke him up. When he got up to...
  • Lessons learned from the “open carry” controversy in Mississippi

    09/03/2013 10:31:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 3 September, 2013 | Dana
    House Bill 2 is settled, with a 9-0 MS Supreme Court decision, there is not much room for questions about the bills constitutionality.  So now we move on to understanding what H.B. 2 actually said and what that means to the citizens of Mississippi.  We’ve discussed what the bill does at length on Mississippi Gun News but a quick review might be in order.First the bill never directly addressed “open carry” so the idea that this was an open carry law was a complete fabrication by those who seek to limit our freedoms.  Open carry has always been “legal” in...
  • Mississippi Supreme Court Rules that Gun Law Means What it Says(Open Carry Protected)

    08/30/2013 5:16:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 August, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Open carry at a rally protesting IRS abuse in Arizona This is a blow for reason and the rule of law in Mississippi.  The injunction against House Bill 2 should never have occurred.   You can read some background here.  From The judge ruled the bill was unconstitutionally vague. The Supreme Court decided that decision was incorrect. House Bill 2 would allow people without a permit to carry firearms as long as they are within sight. Concealed weapons still require a permit.  Here is some history of the Mississippi Constitution and how it has been gutted in the past....
  • Black lawyer group turns back on legacy of Deacons in Mississippi brief

    08/10/2013 7:20:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 9 August, 2013 | David Codrea
    Two important documents have been filed with the Supreme Court of Mississippi in recent days in response to an injunction preventing House Bill 2, a law clarifying the definition of “concealed” and characterized by some as an “open carry” bill, from going into effect. A halt, egged on by the Southern Poverty Law Center, was placed on the new law’s implementation by an activist Hinds County Circuit Court Judge at the behest of an anti-gun prosecutor and legislators. Hinds County District Attorney Robert Schuler Smith’s Response in Opposition to the State of Mississippi’s Combined Petition to Vacate a Permanent Injunction...
  • MS “open carry” law is now in the hands of the State Supreme Court

    08/09/2013 5:52:02 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 8 August, 2013 | Dana
    Now we wait Attorney Lisa Mishune Ross who represents DA Robert Shuler Smith and the handful of Hinds County Constables who have been “confused” by House Bill 2, filed a rambling and mostly irrelevant brief with the MS Supreme Court supporting Judge Winston Kidd’s injunction against House Bill 2. After reading her brief I am concerned that we are left completely uninformed of Ms Ross’ stand on dueling. Ms Ross proposes to address three issues in her brief: A. Whether the phrase “called not be called into question” [ I believe she means "shall not be called into question"] means...
  • MS:Judge Kidd makes injunction against Miss. gun law permanent(MS Constitution)

    07/12/2013 2:53:55 PM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 12 July, 2013 | David Codrea
    Claiming Mississippi's House Bill 2 clarification of "concealed" is "unconstitutionally vague," Hinds Country Circuit Court Judge Winston L. Kidd today placed a permanent injunction on the law to keep it from going into effect in his Order Granting Plaintiffs' Motion for Injunctive Relief. “[T]he Court will grant an Injunction to delay the effect of House Bill 2 until such time as the Mississippi Legislature amends or clarifies House Bill 2 during the next legislative Session as it relates to a citizen's right to openly carry a weapon in a holster without requiring a permit,” Kidd ruled. “[The bill] shall not...
  • Open Carry In Mississippi Still On Hold

    07/08/2013 6:27:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    No Lawyers Only Guns and Money ^ | 8 July, 2013 | John Richardson
    Judge Winston Kidd extended his Temporary Restraining Order against HB 2 until Friday according to "Jackson Jambalaya" who attended the proceedings this afternoon. The state argues that HB 2 only clarified the definition of concealed and that open carry is allowed under the MS Constitution of 1891. Rep. Andy Gipson (R-Rankin) who authored HB 2 released this statement earlier today before the beginning of the hearing. "The Amended Complaint filed with the Hinds County Circuit Court on July 1, 2013 alleges that House Bill 2 (which defined the term "concealed") is unconstitutional on three grounds: 1) "Unconstitutionally vague." House Bill...
  • MS:Hundreds Show Support for Mississippi Constitution and Open Carry

    07/07/2013 10:35:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 July, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Misissippi legislators overwhelmingly voted to clarify the Mississippi definition of  "concealed weapon" during the legislative session this year.  The law, which had included the vague phrase "concealed in whole or in part" had been used by some law enforcement officers to prevent people from open carrying weapons, as guaranteed in the Mississippi Constitution, last changed in 1890: "The right of every citizen to keep and bear arms in defense of his home, person, or property, or in aid of the civil power when thereto legally summoned, shall not be called in question, but the legislature may regulate or forbid carrying...
  • MS:Dozens Show Support For Controversial Open Carry Law

    07/07/2013 6:46:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies ^ | 6 July, 2013 | Elise Preston
    (Corinth, MS) Dozens of Mississippians say a judge is trying to take away their freedom. A new gun law was supposed to take effect this past Monday, making it legal for people to openly carry a gun without a permit. But a Hinds County Circuit Court judge stopped the law from taking effect. Most of the time, Elaine Vechorick has a gun tucked inside her purse. She has gone through classes and tests to get an enhanced concealed permit. It’s stronger than a regular concealed permit. “I think it’s worth it to get an enhanced permit, you can carry it...
  • More On The Open Carry Fiasco In Mississippi

    07/04/2013 4:03:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 3 July, 2013 | John Richardson
    The attempt to stop HB 2 - the Mississippi law that defines "concealed" - from coming into effect is looking more and more like a fiasco. By defining concealed, HB 2 clarifies open carry as allowed under the Mississippi Constitution. A case in point. One of the named plaintiffs, Hinds County District 4 Constable Jon Lewis, says his name was added to the initial complaint without his permission or consent. From Y'All Politics: Representative Andy Gipson sent me a text yesterday at 1:00 stating there would would be a press conference about HB2 at 1:30. I decided to attend...
  • Mississippi opponents of open carry bill delay its effective date

    07/03/2013 6:18:46 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 2 July, 2013 | David Hardy
    They got a Temporary Restraining Order issued, which holds the status quo until there can be a hearing on a preliminary injunction. Here's a copy of the motion for TRO. I don't mind saying its bunk. There are traditionally four factors to be considered, and the first is probability of ultimate success, that is, if this case goes to trial, is the person seeking a TRO or PI likely to win? There's not a word in the morion about that. It doesn't even identify a legal theory. Yes, they don't like the legislation, and speculate it might make more work...
  • MS Rep. Andy Gipson speaks out about open carry lawsuit

    07/01/2013 5:07:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies ^ | 30 June, 2013 | Dana
    Mississippi Representative Andy Gipson is the author and sponsor of House Bill 2. Rep. Gipson represents District 77, Simpson, Smith, and Rankin Counties, in the Mississippi Legislature. He served as Chairman of the House Judiciary B Committee, as well as a member of the Rules, Ways and Means, Elections, Legislative Reapportionment, Banking and Insurance Committees. In addition, he serves as Treasurer for the House Republican Conference and for the Mississippi Legislative Conservative Coalition. Representative Gipson has proven himself many times to be one of the “good guys”. He knows and understands what freedom and liberty is about. Below is a...
  • Democrats bypass checks and balances to halt open gun carry law in Mississippi

    06/29/2013 11:27:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies ^ | 29 June, 2013 | David Codrea
    Kidd's injunction loads a weighty Democrat agenda onto scales of justice in Mississippi. Credits:  Winston Kidd LinkedIn profile page A Hinds County circuit court judge, initially appointed to the bench by a Democrat governor, granted the wishes of a Democrat prosecutor on Friday in an “emergency hearing” to halt implementation of a gun bill opposed by Democrat lawmakers, the Associated Press reported . Judge Winston Kidd issued a temporary injunction after Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith requested that he block a new law from going into effect.That law, House Bill 2, “Weapons; clarification of definition of concealed,”...
  • MS:Judge Blocks Mississippi Constitution from Taking Effect on Open Carry of Arms

    06/29/2013 3:20:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 June, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    In a surprise move, circuit Judge Winston Kidd ruled the law that restores the open carry rights guaranteed by the Mississippi Constitution as vague, and that an injunction is needed to stop irreparable harm. This bizarre interpretation of the law comes late in the process.  The law clarified a strange interpretation of the Mississippi concealed carry law that defined any kind of carry as concealed carry.    According to that interpretation, even carrying a pistol by a thong around the neck was defined as "concealed carry" because the the thong "concealed" a tiny part of the pistol. No other state in...
  • Open carry law poses concern for local law enforcement (MS July 1st)

    06/28/2013 6:29:03 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 28 replies
    Desoto Times Tribune ^ | June 27, 2013 | Tess Catlett
    HERNANDO- A new law giving Mississippi residents the right to openly carry firearms without the need of a gun permit will go into effect July 1. Local law enforcement officials will receive instructions from the DeSoto County District Attorney on Thursday on how the Open Carry Law will affect them and how to handle citizens carrying guns at their sides. “Legislators did not contact any sheriffs or law enforcement officials prior to passing the new law,” said DeSoto County Sheriff Bill Rasco. “I’m concerned that anyone can walk around with a gun on their side.” Growing confusion regarding Mississippi’s concealed...
  • MS:Store owners wait on gun law

    06/22/2013 5:29:44 PM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies ^ | 21 June, 2013 | Rory Doyle
    With confusion and concern looming over Mississippi’s new gun law set to kick in July 1, businesses are reminded of their rights in relation to the “Open Carry” legislation. House Bill 2, approved by Gov. Phil Bryant in March, is being referred to as the open carry law because gun owners will now have fewer concealment regulations. "HB 2 set out to redefine what a concealed weapon is," said Cleveland Police Chief Buster Bingham. "If the law holds up, any person can carry a weapon on their belt as long as it's holstered. It doesn't need to be hidden or...
  • Microsoft boss defends Xbox One price

    06/18/2013 7:03:01 PM PDT · by Caipirabob · 24 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Mon, Jun 17, 2013 4:09 PM EDT | Chris Morris
    ...Arguing the value of a system versus its cost is old hat in the video game industry. It's the go-to tool for any console manufacturer facing criticism about pricing decisions, but given Microsoft's other recent PR stumbles specifically, confusion about its policy on used games (which is still persistent, despite the company putting out a clear statement on the matter right before E3) and its required internet connection -- Mattrick's argument is falling flat. "Isn't this pretty much what Sony was saying last gen about their outlandish pricing?," noted one forum user on GameSpot. "The sign of a wise man...
  • Rep. Andy Gipson - New Gun Law Reflects Constitutional Principle

    06/08/2013 12:57:17 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 8 June, 2018 | Andy Gipson
    As a lawyer/lawmaker, I respect the rule of law in our nation, and I took an oath to defend and uphold the Constitution. The law is designed to encourage good conduct and deter wrongful conduct. It’s not intended to criminalize law-abiding citizens simply exercising their constitutional rights. Unfortunately, laws can be interpreted in ways that are contrary to these principles. Under prior interpretations of Mississippi’s firearms laws, law-abiding people – even “concealed carry” permit holders-- could be charged for breaking the law simply by carrying a lawful pistol or revolver in a holster. House Bill 2 becomes effective July 1,...
  • Multiple Sclerosis: MS Treatment 'Breakthrough'

    06/05/2013 1:15:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    SKY NEWS ^ | 06/05/2013 | Thomas Moore, Health Correspondent
    <p>Doctors hope a new experimental treatment could halt the progression of multiple sclerosis.</p> <p>For the first time, researchers have reprogrammed the immune systems of MS patients to stop cells attacking the protective layer around nerves in the spinal cord.</p>
  • Southaven (MS) Incumbent Mayor Concedes Race

    06/05/2013 6:48:43 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 5 replies
    WREG ^ | 6/4/13
    Southaven, MS) The longest serving mayor of Southaven is out and Republican Darren Musslewhite is in after winning nearly 80 percent of the vote. To a round of applause he arrived as city hall tonight as the mayor elect of Southaven. “I’ve got to get to work. I have a new job I’m anxious to get together with the new board and get the process going,” Musselwhite said. The insurance agency owner said Mayor Greg Davis called him Tuesday night to concede and assured him that he will help with the transition. “He was very kind and said he would...
  • Windows 8 'sales' barely half as good as Microsoft claims

    05/14/2013 10:12:19 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 44 replies
    The Register ^ | 14 May 2013 | Andrew Orlowski
    Microsoft claimed last week that it's made '100 million' Windows 8 sales and the claim has been widely repeated. But channel feedback and the experience on the ground point to a very different picture. The Guardian's Charles Arthur has made a stab at estimating the true figure, and suggests it's much less, at between 57 million and 59 million machines running Redmond's latest OS.Arthur looks at two metrics of browser usage: StatCounter and Net Applications' NetMarketShare, and extrapolates a usage figure from the number of PCs actually shipped. The logic here is that browser usage is a reliable proxy for...
  • BREAKING: Envelope sent to U.S. Senator has tested positive for RICIN!

    04/16/2013 3:41:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 4/16/13 | The Right Scoop
    This is not good at all. CNN is reporting that an envelope that was sent to a Senator (unnamed) has tested positive for ricin poisoning. It’s been tested at least three times and each time it came up positive. The mail facility is off-site so the ricin is not in the Capitol. Watch the report from CNN:
  • Microsoft pulls Patch Tuesday security fix.

    04/13/2013 4:24:21 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 20 replies
    ZDNet ^ | Fri, April 12, 2013 | Charlie Osborne
    WINDOWS-7 USERS: Microsoft is recommending an update released on Patch Tuesday be uninstalled. reported incidents of the "blue screen of death" after installation. Microsoft released two critical security updates and others rated as "important" for Windows and Internet Explorer as part of its latest round of Patch Tuesday updates. However, a number of Windows 7 users have reported issues with security update 2823324, which is part of security bulletin MS13-036. MS13-036 was meant to fix three privately disclosed flaws and one publicly disclosed flaw in an NTFS kernel-mode driver related to the elevation of privileges when a user is logged...
  • Biogen Prices New MS Pill At $55K, Prepares For Marketing Battle

    03/30/2013 6:17:13 AM PDT · by memyselfandi59 · 37 replies
    Forbes ^ | 3/29/2013 | Matthew Herper
    Title speaks for itself. This is a pill, you take 2 each day, 60 pills per month, 55K per year, i.e. about $75 per pill (and we wonder why insurance is going up.) It's ridiculous.
  • Concealed and Open Carry in Mississippi to Conform to the Constitution

    03/07/2013 3:00:34 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 March, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Although the Mississippi Constitution has undergone a number of iterations in the last hundred years, it seems clear when it comes to the carrying of weapons: 1817 Mississippi: Every citizen has a right to bear arms, in defence of himself and the State. 1832 Mississippi: Every citizen has a right to bear arms in defence of himself and of the State. 1868 Mississippi: All persons shall have a right to keep and bear arms for their defence. 1890 The right of every citizen to keep and bear arms in defense of his home, person, or property, or in aid of...
  • Mississippi Governor Signs Pro-Gun Bills into Law

    03/07/2013 5:53:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 4 March, 2013 | NRA-ILA
    Fairfax, Va. – Governor Phil Bryant has signed two important pro-gun bills into law in Mississippi. “These two bills protect the privacy of Mississippians and remove legal traps for law-abiding citizens wanting to exercise their right to carry firearms for personal defense,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action. “On behalf of NRA members and all gun owners in Mississippi, I would like to thank Gov. Bryant for signing these bills, as well as Lt. Governor Tate Reeves, House Speaker Philip Gunn, state Representative Andy Gipson, state Senator Giles Ward, and state Representative Mark Baker...
  • QUESTION: Wat If ... God Sent A Plague Of Flys And The United States Didn't Notice

    02/24/2013 4:18:02 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 34 replies ^ | Feb 24, 2012 | Yosemitest
    Here in eastern central Mississippi, the common house fly is the talk of the community. Fly paper is getting hard to buy, and plastic zip-lock bags full of water tacked to trees close to the doors of the houses, are seen everywhere. Maybe it's the wet season and the temperatures above freezing that have allowed the woods to bloom with house flies, because they're everywhere. Or maybe it's the scarceness of birds and bats, that consume the flies. Honey bees aren't as prevalent in the woods as they use to be, and black hornets are just as rare. Something is...
  • Blumenthal Swats Mississippi Legislator Over Connecticut Gun Manufacturers

    02/23/2013 3:13:24 AM PST · by Biggirl · 41 replies ^ | February 23, 2013 | New Haven Register
    HARTFORD — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., has responded to letters sent to three Connecticut gun manufacturers by Mississippi state Speaker of the House Philip Gunn, urging them to relocate to Mississippi.
  • Speaker Of The Mississippi House Woos Gun Makers To The State

    02/22/2013 6:20:09 AM PST · by Biggirl · 6 replies ^ | February 22, 2013 | Shushannah Walshe
    Speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives Philip Gunn has made another move in reaction to potential federal gun control laws, this time wooing gun manufacturers to relocate to his state. “Gun manufacturers are under attack in anti-Second Amendment states,” Gunn said in a release announcing that he sent 14 letters to CEOs of firearm manufacturers across the country Thursday, inviting them to move their operations to Mississippi. He said it is a state “where their industry and jobs will be appreciated.”
  • Obama Administration Touts 38 Million Acre Lease Sale, But It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again

    02/10/2013 4:13:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Red State ^ | 2/10/13 | Steve Maley
    This week the Department of the Interior grandly announced plans for its March oil and gas lease sale in the Central Gulf of Mexico, off Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. The announcement might have been more fitting for Groundhog Day. DOI: 38 Million Acres in Gulf of Mexico Up for Grabs To follow through with President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to expand domestic energy production, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced that the upcoming Central Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 227 will offer 38.6 million acres offshore Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama for oil and gas exploration and development. … “The...
  • Mississippi: Representative Andy Gipson Files First Pro-Second Amendment Bill of the 2013 Le

    01/09/2013 4:10:22 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 9 January, 2013 | NRA-ILA
    State Representative Andy Gipson (R-Brandon) has pre-filed House Bill 2, NRA-backed legislation that makes important changes to vague and problematic language in Mississippi’s carry laws. This legislation addresses a recent opinion by state Attorney General Jim Hood (D) that has caused additional confusion and concern among carry permit holders and Second Amendment advocates. If passed and enacted, House Bill 2 would strike the phrase “in whole or in part” after the word “concealed” where it appears in Section 97-37-1 of Mississippi law prohibiting the carrying of certain firearms or other deadly weapons. It would also more clearly define the term...
  • Simple eye scan can reveal extent of Multiple Sclerosi

    12/25/2012 6:34:51 PM PST · by shove_it · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 24 Dec 2012
    A simple eye test may offer a fast and easy way to monitor patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), medical experts say in the journal Neurology. Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a scan that measures the thickness of the lining at the back of the eye - the retina. It takes a few minutes per eye and can be performed in a doctor's surgery. In a trial involving 164 people with MS, those with thinning of their retina had earlier and more active MS. The team of researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine say larger trials with a...
  • Rosa Brooks, Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy

    08/08/2011 3:29:49 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 21 replies
    JessDuntno | Today | Various Sources
    Rosa Brooks serves as Counselor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Michele Flournoy. In May 2010 she also became Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and then Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy. She is running a new Pentagon office dedicated to those issues. She is on leave from her job as a law professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. Brooks is known as a columnist (most recently with the LA Times) and at the Pentagon her portfolio has included both human rights issues and global engagement and strategic communication. Her mother, Barbara Ehrenreich, is...