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  • Democrats hope to stem GOP tide in Mississippi

    11/08/2010 7:03:37 AM PST · by Sybeck1 · 16 replies
    The Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 11/08/2010 | Shelia Byrd
    Democrats hope to stem GOP tide in Mississippi After election slap, party plots to regain its relevance Calls to "take back America" preceded last week's remodeling of the congressional makeup, and Mississippi residents can expect to hear a similar refrain during the 2011 statewide and legislative races -- this time from a different political party. Jamie Franks, chairman of the Mississippi Democratic Party, said part of the Democrats' strategy to win offices next year will include reminding voters that Republicans have been leading the state for the last eight years. Nearly all the statewide offices, including the governor's office, are...
  • JPD: Store Owner Opens Fire On Robber(MS)

    10/27/2010 5:15:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 26 October, 2010 | NA
    JACKSON, Miss. -- One Jackson store owner decided to fire back when a man tried to rob his furniture store, police said. Jackson Police Department Officer Colendula Green said at about 5 p.m. Monday, a man carrying a gun walked into City Furniture on Bailey Avenue. The store owner started shooting at him and the man ran away without stealing anything, Green said. Green said no one was hurt. Robert Leon Jackson, 22, was later arrested in the area of Wood and Huron streets and is charged in connection with the attempted robbery, Green said. Jackson has previous armed robbery...
  • Woman Who Opened Fire On Intruders Says She's Fighting Back(MS)

    09/29/2010 4:49:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 28 September, 2010 | NA
    JACKSON, Miss. -- A woman who opened fire on four men who tried to kicked in her door on Friday said she's fighting back and won't become a victim. The incident happened Friday in the 1100 block of Woodville Drive, police said. Stephanie, who didn't reveal her last name because she said she fears for her life, said she was awakened at about 10:30 a.m. by a noise at her front door. She said she grabbed her gun as the men tried to kick in her door. "I just saw on TV where that 81-year-old got killed and I was...
  • Whale of a Skimmer Not Ready to Attack Gulf Oil After Weekend of Testing

    07/05/2010 12:23:28 PM PDT · by Qbert · 49 replies ^ | 7/5/2010 | Times-Picayune Staff
    The behemoth Taiwanese oil skimmer, A Whale, is not yet ready attack the Gulf of Mexico oil spill after a weekend of testing proved inconclusive, said a statement this morning from TMT Shipping Offshore, owner of the ship. "After an initial 48-hour testing period, results remain inconclusive in light of the rough sea state we are encountering," said Bob Grantham, spokesman for the company. "Over this same period, very few other skimmers have even been deployed. Therefore, working in close coordination with the US Coast Guard, we will be undertaking an additional testing period to make operational and technological adjustments...
  • With BP Oil Spill Reaching Mississippi Shore, Gov. Haley Barbour Pleads for Supplies

    06/29/2010 10:21:41 AM PDT · by Qbert · 51 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6/28/2010 | Matt Gutman and Bradley Blackburn
    Just weeks ago, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour claimed that oil was not a big threat to the people of the Gulf Coast. Now, with oil hitting his state's beaches for the first time since the start of the BP spill, the Republican governor says his state isn't prepared for the spill and needs more help. Earlier in June, Barbour said, "Once [oil] gets to this stage, it's not poisonous," though he said it probably wasn't a good idea to brush one's teeth with it. With black gobs of oil now sullying Mississippi's white beaches, the governor is taking a more...
  • Oil Spotted near Islands off Mississippi Coast

    06/23/2010 9:51:02 PM PDT · by Qbert · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Alabama Live ^ | 6/23/2010 | Kaija Wilkinson
    PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- State officials spotted patches of oil Wednesday off Petit Bois Island and between Horn and Ship islands, according to the state Department of Marine Resources. Oil was found in the pass between Horn and Ship and also about 11 miles south of Petit Bois Island, DMR director Bill Walker told media outlets on Wednesday. BP confirmed that mousse, tar balls and emulsion were found in the areas. BP said that it is working with the Coast Guard, DMR and the Department of Environmental Quality to clean and contain the oil before it reaches land.  
  • Virus infection may trigger unusual immune cells to attack nerves in multiple sclerosis

    06/11/2010 8:43:25 AM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 6 replies · 355+ views ^ | June 11. 2010 | Univeristy of Washington
    A section of brain from a mouse with multiple sclerosis-like disease induced by viral infection. The fluorescently stained image shows a type of killer white blood cell, called CD8+ T cells (colored green), invading the brain and attracting other immune cells (red) that degrade the nerve protein myelin. Myelin forms a sheath around nerves. When the myelin sheath is damaged, the nerve is like a frayed electrical cord that no longer transmits correctly. A virus infection can incite the body to attack its own nerve tissue by activating unusual, disease-fighting cells with receptors for both viral and nerve proteins. The...
  • Primary Results Live Thread - AL, MS, NM

    06/01/2010 5:46:41 PM PDT · by randita · 183 replies · 7,577+ views
    Politico ^ | 6/1/10 | Politico
    Discuss the primary results in Alabama, Mississippi and New Mexico. Link for results: Politico
  • Dead suspect linked to two murders and an armed robbery in New Orleans(MS)

    05/26/2010 4:47:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies · 372+ views ^ | 24 May, 2010 | Leslie Williams
    A 23-year-old man killed in a home invasion attempt in Mississippi Sunday -- and considered a "career criminal" by the New Orleans Police Department -- has been linked to a Friday of terror in New Orleans that included the murder of a 43-year-old man in the 2200 block of Clio Street and the slaying of a United Cab driver at Sixth and Chippewa streets. A ballistics report reveals bullets from a .22-caliber revolver killed both 52-year-old cabdriver Arvil Hicks III of Avondale and Romalis Chapman, police said Tuesday. nopd-badge.jpg Chapman, who wanted to teach English in a foreign country, was...
  • Rallies held across Canada to press for experimental MS treatment

    05/07/2010 10:46:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 592+ views
    the globe and mail ^ | 5/7/10 | Ingrid Peritz
    Louise Lessard has dreams at night in which she can walk effortlessly again. Gone are the cane, wheelchair and walker that have become her real-life companions. The former kindergarten teaching assistant began falling down and struggling to walk in 1999, and within four years, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Wednesday, Ms. Lessard rolled up in a wheelchair in a suburban park in Montreal to press for what she sees as her only hope at a better life.
  • DeSoto County schools to make 'drastic cuts' (MS)

    05/05/2010 11:08:54 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 11 replies · 283+ views
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | Tuesday, May 4, 2010 | Ron Maxey
    DeSoto County schools to make 'drastic cuts' District will trim salaries; 40 fewer teachers in class DeSoto County Schools employees will see smaller paychecks next year, and 40 fewer teachers will fill classrooms under sweeping cutbacks announced Monday by the state's largest public school system. "These are tough times for DeSoto County schools," Supt. Milton Kuykendall said in an afternoon news conference. "We're having to make some drastic cuts." Altogether, the plan will trim about $17.7 million from the fiscal 2011 budget to offset a reduction from $133 million to $122 million in Mississippi Adequate Education Program funding from the...
  • Mississippi Congressman Downplays Gulf Disaster By Comparing Oil To Spilt “Chocolate Milk”

    05/03/2010 12:20:45 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies · 780+ views ^ | May 3, 2010 | annem040359
    Wow! This politico from Mississippi, one of the states in the area of the Gulf of Mexico compares this massive oil spill from this sunken off shore oil drilling rig to what else………..spilled chocolate milk. This is once again your government at work. What GROSS INCOMPETENCE! Welcome to Monday folks!
  • Mississippi Tornado – WOW!! [EF-4, 1.75 miles wide]

    04/26/2010 1:13:14 AM PDT · by stratocaster · 95 replies · 4,582+ views
    WOOD-TV ^ | 4/26/10 | Bill Steffen
    The Burning Windsor band traveled north on I-55 in Holmes County, Mississippi early Saturday afternoon. The band was trying to get to Memphis for a gig Saturday night. They never realized they were driving straight into the path of an EF4 tornado! Check out this video (and make sure you click the button on the lower right to make it full scream, er, I mean full screen). The preliminary damage survey by the National Weather Service from the tornadoes in Mississippi on Saturday is nothing short of incredible. There is a continuous tornado damage path of 97 miles from west...
  • Neil Cavuto: Living Life To The Fullest

    04/21/2010 11:35:30 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies · 904+ views ^ | April 21, 2010 | annem040359
    I have nothing but admiration for Neil Cavuto, who is dealing with MS after having dealt with cancer. As a person who has had to deal with learning disabilities, this is TRULY an act of courage.
  • Barbour, advisers privately mull 2012

    04/16/2010 11:26:37 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies · 1,052+ views
    Barbour, advisers privately mull 2012 By: Jonathan Martin April 16, 2010 01:51 PM EDT When asked about his presidential ambitions, Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour told reporters earlier this year that “If you see me losing 40 pounds that means I’m either running or have cancer." It might be time to start watching Barbour’s waistline. POLITICO has learned that Barbour is weighing the prospect of a 2012 White House bid, and convened a private meeting last Thursday with a group of some of his oldest and closest advisers, some of whom flew in from the East Coast to Jackson. The gathering...
  • Judge won't force Miss. district to hold prom

    03/23/2010 1:32:54 PM PDT · by RabidBartender · 153 replies · 2,126+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 23 March 2010 | SHELIA BYRD
    JACKSON, Miss. – A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a Mississippi school district violated a lesbian student's rights by refusing to allow her to bring her girlfriend to the prom, but he said he would not force the school to hold the event.
  • Robber's body discovered under bridge at highways(MS)

    03/06/2010 4:59:34 AM PST · by marktwain · 106 replies · 1,395+ views ^ | 5 March, 2010 | Steve Sanoski
    The body of one of two men chased after a violent robbery at a small grocery Thursday night was found this morning at the Interstate 20-U.S. 61 interchange and authorities were trying to determine whether he was shot, jumped or fell from an overpass. A second suspect, described, like the dead man, as Hispanic, was being sought by police in the robbery and assault at La Chiquita grocery store, 4002 U.S. 61 South, which triggered the chase and shootout. Police received a call about the armed robbery at 8:41, said Sgt. Sandra Williams. “The caller reported two Hispanic males entered...
  • Admiral Ackbar Ignites Backlash at Ole Miss

    02/27/2010 10:46:13 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 55 replies · 3,445+ views ^ | 02/28/10 | Staff
    Admiral Ackbar is causing a serious disturbance in the force at Ole Miss -- where several Rebel fans are threatening to abandon the school if the alien leader becomes the new mascot. The masterminds behind the Admiral Ackbar mascot campaign tell TMZ they've been contacted by angry students, threatening to transfer if the legendary rebel shot caller is voted to become the new face of Ole Miss. The group has even received complaints from the parents of current students and prospective students -- with some even threatening to "never send their kids to Ole Miss" if the Admiral wins out....
  • Angela McGlowan: "Crazies stockpiling guns...don't like that we have black President"

    02/10/2010 8:23:01 PM PST · by Falcon28 · 76 replies · 2,779+ views
    McGlowan is a "conservative" Fox News Analyst running for Congress in Mississippi. This was from a radio interview she gave. I only post this because some Freepers could hardly contain there excitement over the prospect of voting for her. She reveals her true self here: ____ MCGLOWAN: But when you have crazies out there that are stockpiling guns because they believe that we are gonna have SOME TYPE OF RACE WAR, I think that that’s a problem. McGLOWAN: .. You’ve had conservative talk show radio [shows] where I’ve heard .. people who want to overthrow the government, people who don’t...
  • Who Owns Your PC? New Anti-Piracy Windows 7 Update "Phones Home" to Microsoft Every 90 Days

    02/12/2010 12:33:08 PM PST · by ShadowAce · 44 replies · 1,497+ views
    Laren's Blag ^ | 11 February 2010 | Lauren Weinstein
    Greetings. Sometimes a seemingly small software update can usher in a whole new world. When Microsoft shortly pushes out a Windows 7 update with the reportedly innocuous title "Update for Microsoft Windows (KB971033)" -- it will be taking your Windows 7 system where it has never been before. And it may not be a place where you want to go. Imagine that you're sitting quietly in your living-room at your PC, perhaps watching YouTube. Suddenly, a pair of big, burly guys barge into your house and demand that you let them check your computer to make sure that it's "genuine"...
  • Guns in parks, restaurants gain first OK in Mississippi Legislature

    02/12/2010 6:00:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies · 159+ views ^ | 11 February, 2010 | Phil West
    JACKSON, Miss. -- Mississippi senators voted Wednesday to join Tennessee in allowing handgun-permit holders to carry their guns in most Mississippi parks, as well as restaurants and other locations. The National Rifle Association-backed legislation, sponsored by state Sen. Merle Flowers, R-Southaven, originally covered only parks but was amended to let permit holders carry their guns in restaurants, bars and unsecured government buildings unless the owners of those facilities post notices barring guns. Data Center: Search handgun-carry permits The measure now goes to the House and would have to be signed into law by Republican Gov. Haley Barbour if it passes...
  • NWS issues winter storm warning (Louisiana/Mississippi)

    02/11/2010 4:31:35 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 3 replies · 393+ views
    wafb ^ | 02/11/10 | wafb/NWS
    BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The National Weather Service in New Orleans has issued a winter storm warning for Thursday evening through Friday afternoon. The warning includes East Feliciana, West Feliciana, St. Helena and Pointe Coupee parishes. For East Feliciana and St. Helena parishes, there will be a chance of rain and slight chance of light sleet Thursday afternoon. A mixture of rain, light sleet and snow are forecast for the evening and then snow after midnight. Snow accumulation of 2 - 5 inches are possible. Another 1 - 2 inches could fall Friday. According to forecasters, West Feliciana and...
  • Angela McGlowan is a Anti-Second Amendment GUN GRABBER!!

    02/09/2010 1:09:21 PM PST · by Fred · 49 replies · 1,893+ views
    Radio The Gallo Show ^ | 02092010 | Gallo Show
    Angela McGlawon is a big friggin GUN GRABBER!!!! Listen to Angela, in her own words - youtube
  • Microsoft Word sale prohibited as of Jan. 11, fix promised

    12/23/2009 2:45:21 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 28 replies · 1,441+ views
    Microsoft Word is now scheduled to be prohibited from sale beginning January 11, 2010. That's less than three weeks away. The good news: Microsoft has promised a fix, one which will be rolled out before the deadline arrives. If you don't understand, you might have simply missed this story, or dismissed it as something that Microsoft would ultimately use its considerable clout to have pushed under a legal rug. But it's no joke. In August of this year, a court sided with a small Canadian company called i4i that holds a 1998 patent on the way the XML language is...
  • Stabbing leaves Hattiesburg man dead(MS)

    12/22/2009 3:44:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies · 549+ views ^ | 21 December, 2009 | na
    HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A stabbing in Hattiesburg Thursday left one man dead and the accused claiming self-defense. Zachary Doughtery, 20, was arrested Thursday afternoon for allegedly stabbing and killing Tony Lee Ducksworth, 46, of Taylorville. Police said Ducksworth drove himself to Forrest General Hospital where he collapsed and died. Doughtery claims he killed the man in self defense. "I mean that dude was giving me a brutal ass beating," said Doughtery. "If I didn't stab him, I was going to be hospitalized." Doughtery claims Ducksworth tried to force him to give oral sex, which led to a fight.
  • MS sufferer walks after stem cell treatment

    12/15/2009 8:24:53 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies · 1,171+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 12/15/09 | Bonnie Malkin
    An Australian man who was confined to a wheelchair by multiple sclerosis has made a remarkable recovery after receiving a groundbreaking stem cell treatment. Ben Leahy, 20, was diagnosed with the disease in 2008 and lost the ability to stand within a few months. However, a new procedure to combat the disease has helped him regain his health and he is now walking again.
  • Wicker joins Inhofe's 'truth squad' to Copenhagen

    12/07/2009 1:38:32 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies · 991+ views
    The Hill ^ | 12/7/2009 | Michael O'Brien
    Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) will round out Sen. James Inhofe's (R-Okla.) "truth squad" at December's climate change summit in Denmark. Inhofe, a noted global warming skeptic, will bring along Wicker and Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), whose attendance had been announced previously. The trio will join a number of other members of Congress and President Barack Obama at the United Nations' Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen this month. Inhofe had previously been tight-lipped on the identity of his third travel companion, waiting until this morning to name Wicker as the person. Inhofe had rejected speculation on a conservative talk radio show...
  • Free Republic's Rino Free America Project

    12/02/2009 10:31:56 PM PST · by Freedom2specul8 · 403 replies · 7,366+ views
    December 3, 2009 | several
    Recently Jim Robinson posted two threads declaring Free Republic’s determination to see Conservatives elected and ousting Rino's from government. Jim and a great many Freepers believe that we need to take back control. But the RNC is not hearing us. Activism is called for NOW. 2010 is nearing and we need Conservative candidates to run. The time is ripe and people are ready for another 1994 type election. But we need to make the RNC hear us loud and clear. This is the Rino Free America Project. Get involved. Make them listen. Write a letter and MAIL it. Republican...
  • Researcher's labour of love leads to MS breakthrough

    11/22/2009 3:15:45 PM PST · by Revel · 29 replies · 1,802+ views
    Globe and mail And other ^ | 11/20/09 | André Picard and Avis Favaro
    Elena Ravalli was a seemingly healthy 37-year-old when she began to experience strange attacks of vertigo, numbness, temporary vision loss and crushing fatigue. They were classic signs of multiple sclerosis, a potentially debilitating neurological disease. It was 1995 and her husband, Paolo Zamboni, a professor of medicine at the University of Ferrara in Italy, set out to help. He was determined to solve the mystery of MS – an illness that strikes people in the prime of their lives but whose causes are unknown and whose effective treatments are few. What he learned in his medical detective work, scouring dusty...
  • Intriguing new theory about MS

    11/20/2009 7:19:24 PM PST · by Grig · 49 replies · 2,695+ views
    W5/CTV ^ | : Fri. Nov. 20 2009 5:59 PM ET
    A group of doctors in Italy is investigating a fascinating new treatment for multiple sclerosis, based on a theory that, if proven true, could radically alter the lives of patients.... Patients seen in the documentary relate how, after the simple procedure, their MS symptoms suddenly stopped and, in some cases, they were able to resume normal lives....
  • Covington Secures Retrial for Former Death Row Inmate(MS)

    11/20/2009 4:52:00 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies · 496+ views ^ | 19 November, 2009 | na
    WASHINGTON, DC, November 19, 2009 — The Mississippi Court of Appeals has granted a retrial for Covington & Burling LLP client Cory Maye, who was convicted and sentenced to death for the 2001 shooting of a police officer that occurred during a narcotics task force search of Mr. Maye’s home. In its opinion of November 17, the Court of Appeals found that Mr. Maye had been denied the right to be tried in the county where the offense occurred, and that the trial court had improperly rejected Mr. Maye’s attempt to withdraw a prior motion to transfer venue. The shooting...
  • ACLU Working to Chip Away Code of Discipline with DeSoto County Schools

    10/24/2009 11:32:49 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 6 replies · 1,117+ views
    Desoto County Schools ^ | 10/23/2009 | Milton Kuykendall Superintendent, DeSoto County Schools
    • ACLU Working to Chip Away Code of Discipline with DeSoto County Schools Editorial by Milton Kuykendall, Superintendent, DeSoto County Schools The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is attacking the Code of Discipline in DeSoto County Schools. The ACLU has just filed the 3rd lawsuit against our school district. What some may not realize is that they are challenging our safe and orderly environment--the one characteristic that separates our school district from districts near us. The ACLU can make charges against the school district saying we have done something to a student. We cannot respond because of privacy issues. In...
  • MS opens up Security Essentials downloads from today

    09/29/2009 10:27:19 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 13 replies · 1,024+ views
    The Register ^ | 29 September 2009 | John Leyden
    Microsoft plans to release the final version of its free-of-extra-charge anti-malware scanner later on Tuesday The application, Microsoft Security Essentials or MSE (formerly Morro), is designed to provide consumers with basic protection against Trojans, computer viruses, spyware and rootkits. The product lacks the personal firewall, backup and PC tuning features found in OneCare, the paid-for consumer security software discontinued by Microsoft back in June. Cliff Evans, head of security and privacy at Microsoft UK, said he was personally sorry that OneCare was discontinued, but argued that MSE offered a better chance at improving overall internet hygeine. “We want everyone to...
  • Here's your 'demonstration project,' Mr. President -- it's called Mississippi (tort reform)

    09/22/2009 10:29:59 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 22 replies · 869+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 21 September 2009 | David Freddoso
    Since passing tort reform in 2004, Mississippi has seen the number of medical malpractice claims plummet by 91 percent from its peak. The state's largest medical liability insurer dropped its premiums by 42 percent, and has offered an additional 20 percent rebate each year since tort reform went into effect. That is the story that Mississippi's Republican, governor, Haley Barbour, offered on Friday, speaking at the Heritage Foundation. He also made an observation about President Obama's decision to offer only token "demonstration projects" on lawsuit abuse rather than address it meaningfully in his health care reform proposal.
  • Business owner fires shots at would-be robber (MS)

    09/17/2009 4:50:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies · 603+ views
    Starkville Daily News ^ | 15 September, 2009 | BRIAN HAWKINS
    Starkville Police Department detectives say they are tracking several leads in the early Saturday morning robbery attempt that saw the victim fire gunshots at the suspect who tried to hold him up. Around 5:30 a.m. Saturday, the owner of Starkville Ready Cash on Highway 12 West was arriving at the business to prepare to open for the day when a black male approached him, pointing a handgun at him. The owner, whose name SPD detectives would not release amid concerns for his safety, then pulled out a handgun of his own and fired multiple shots at the suspect, but none...
  • Armed robber killed has been identified(MS)

    09/01/2009 10:55:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies · 672+ views
    wlbt ^ | 31 August, 2009 | staff
    JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Jackson police have identified the armed burglar who was shot and killed while trying to break into a closed business Sunday. The man who died in the shooting was 33-year-old Lorenzo Rodriguez Jones of Jackson. The shooting happened at the Gipson Discount Foods, in the 14 hundred block of Highway 80, near Terry Road Sunday evening. When officers arrived, they found Jones with a gunshot wound to the chest, at the rear of the grocery store. Assistant Police Chief Lee Vance says he was breaking in when an employee who lives in the building, opened fire...
  • Burglary Suspect’s Death May Have Been Justifiable(MS)

    09/01/2009 10:52:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies · 575+ views ^ | 31 August, 2009 | Ward Schaefer
    Jackson police are investigating a shooting that may fall under the "Castle Doctrine," Mississippi's law governing justifiable homicide in the defense of a home or business. The shooting took place at approximately 5 p.m. Sunday at Gipson's Discount Foods on Highway 80 in West Jackson. Police say that a man carrying a large knife and a handgun attempted to enter the store through a back door. A relative of the store's owners shot and killed the intruder. Jackson Police Department spokesman Lt. Jeffery Scott said this morning that the shooter lives on the premises, but would not release his name....
  • Rep. Gene Taylor calls anti-tax group 'scum'

    07/31/2009 10:49:35 PM PDT · by Wolf-Lake · 58 replies · 2,874+ views
    Politico ^ | 7/31/2009 | Jen Dimascio
    Rep. Gene Taylor (D-Miss.) has called Grover Norquist’s anti-tax group Americans for Tax Reform “lying sacks of scum” for lumping him in with other moderate Democrats who support the House health reform bill. “Americans for Tax Reform are lying sacks of scum, and anyone who knowingly repeats this false information is also a liar,” Taylor said in an unusually blistering statement for a member of Congress. The incident has so incensed Taylor, he’s pointing out Americans for Tax Reforms past ties to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. The Americans for Tax Reform release said Taylor had agreed to a “backroom deal”...
  • Stem cells 'able to reverse symtoms of multiple sclerosis'

    06/10/2009 12:42:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 46 replies · 1,186+ views ^ | 23 Apr 2009 | Kate Devlin
    Scientists have been able to reverse the symptoms of multiple sclerosis using stem cells from patients' own body fat. Some have been left free from seizures and better able to walk after the treatment. Researchers said that the results suggest that the "very simple" injection of their own cells can stimulate the regrowth of tissue damaged by the progression of the disease. The preliminary findings add to the growing evidence that stem cells could be used to treat the crippling neurological disease, which affects about 85,000 people in Britain. Last year experts suggested that stem cell therapy could be a...
  • How The Humble Hydrangea Shrub Could Hold The Key To Curing MS, Diabetes and Arthritis

    06/04/2009 10:36:17 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 53 replies · 2,736+ views
    June 04, 2009
    How the humble hydrangea shrub could hold the key to curing MS, diabetes and arthritis By FIONA MACRAE 05th June 2009 It's bright and beautiful flowers bring a splash of colour to gardens all over Britain. But it seems the hydrangea is more than just a pretty bloom. A drug made from its roots could be used to treat a raft of common diseases, researchers say. The colourful shrub - a staple of Chinese medicine - has the power to 'revolutionise' the treatment of multiple sclerosis, psoriasis and some forms of diabetes and arthritis, scientists claimed yesterday. Hydrangea: The common...
  • Marks & Spencer admits to boob over bra costs

    05/13/2009 11:11:10 PM PDT · by libh8er · 18 replies · 4,824+ views
    China Daily ^ | 5.11.09 | Agencies
    Marks & Spencer has admitted to making a mistake by charging extra for bras with a DD cup or larger. The retailer had been the target of a campaign from Facebook group Busts 4 Justice, which orchestrated a protest against the "tit tax". Marks & Spencer said: "We boobed. It's true our fantastic quality larger bras cost more money to make, and we felt it was right to reflect this in the prices we charged. "Well, we were wrong, so as of Saturday May 9, the storm in a D cup is over! We will reduce the price of our...
  • Cancer pill 'offers MS benefits'

    04/30/2009 2:31:00 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 9 replies · 488+ views
    BBC News (U.K.) ^ | April 30, 2009
    Courses of a common cancer drug can dramatically reduce the risk of a patient with multiple sclerosis having a relapse or deterioration, work shows. Taking cladribine a few times a year more than halved the chances of a relapse, with few side-effects, the UK study of 1,300 patients found. UK expert Professor Gavin Giovannoni said the drug could revolutionise the treatment of MS. Its manufacturer Merck Serono hopes to seek licensing for its use this year. The drug is already licensed for treating leukaemia. Prof Giovannoni gave his assessment of its potential value to MS patients at a meeting of...
  • Changes in Windows to Meet Changes in Threat Landscape (disable autorun, duh)

    04/29/2009 6:16:20 AM PDT · by palmer · 12 replies · 584+ views
    Microsoft ^ | Tuesday, April 28, 2009 9:37 AM | MSRCTEAM
    Changes in Windows to Meet Changes in Threat Landscape Customers have heard us say over the years that the threat environment is an ever-evolving one. That means that one of our jobs in working to keep customers safe is to continually monitor the threat environment and make changes to adapt to it. Today, we're announcing modifications in Windows that adapts to recent changes in the threat environment. Specifically, wee announcing changes to the behavior in AutoPlay so that it will no longer enable an AutoRun task for devices that are not removable optical media (CD/DVD.). However, the AutoRun task will...
  • Son’s 2nd shot kills intruder

    04/29/2009 1:56:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies · 1,886+ views
    sun ^ | 24 April, 2009 | KAREN NELSON
    PASCAGOULA — A woman, awakened by the sound of someone removing the screen from her bedroom window, got out of her bed at 1 a.m. Friday, walked to her son’s room and quietly woke him. “She said, ‘Snigg get up,’” the son said in an interview later Friday morning. “I got up, grabbed my gun and went to the corner there by her room,” he said, standing at the door of the apartment, on the bottom floor of the last in a row of Spanish-style buildings in the Granada Apartments on Chicot Road. It was dark in the apartment, but...
  • Stem cells 'able to reverse symptoms of multiple sclerosis'

    04/24/2009 6:21:16 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 17 replies · 619+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | April 23, 2009 | Kate Devlin
    Scientists have been able to reverse the symptoms of multiple sclerosis using stem cells from patients' own body fat. Some have been left free from seizures and better able to walk after the treatment. Researchers said that the results suggest that the "very simple" injection of their own cells can stimulate the regrowth of tissue damaged by the progression of the disease. The preliminary findings add to the growing evidence that stem cells could be used to treat the crippling neurological disease, which affects about 85,000 people in Britain. Last year experts suggested that stem cell therapy could be a...
  • People With MS May Have Lower Cancer Risk

    03/31/2009 12:07:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies · 362+ views
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | 3/31/09 | Steven Reinberg
    People with multiple sclerosis may have a lower overall risk of developing cancer, Swedish researchers report. The study, which tracked the medical records of more than 20,000 MS patients for 35 years, "found that they had some 10 percent decreased overall cancer risk compared with those without the disease," said lead researcher Dr. Shahram Bahmanyar, from the Clinical Epidemiology Unit at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. The study did find an increased risk among MS patients for certain malignancies, such as brain and bladder cancers. Prior studies into the risk for cancer for people with MS has produced a hodgepodge...
  • Diocese of Biloxi ends its wait for a bishop

    03/02/2009 8:46:04 AM PST · by NYer · 1 replies · 226+ views
    CNA ^ | March 2, 2009
    Archbishop-elect Roger Paul Morin Vatican City, Mar 2, 2009 / 11:35 am (CNA).- Archbishop-elect Morin, who will turn 68 next Saturday, will replace Archbishop Thomas Rodi, who was made the Archbishop of Mobile last April.Bishop Morin has been active in ministry to the poor since 1967, when he worked in the Archdiocese of New Orleans’ summer Witness program. Following his summer experience, Bishop Morin became the director of The Center, a neighborhood social service organization run by the archdiocese. While he served as the full-time director of The Center, Morin enrolled in the seminary, studying in the evenings and...
  • Vitamin D is ray of sunshine for multiple sclerosis patients

    02/04/2009 7:15:24 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies · 682+ views ^ | Feb. 5, 2009 | Melanie Reid and Oliver Gillie
    Multiple sclerosis could be prevented through daily vitamin D supplements, scientists told The Times last night. The first causal link has been established between the “sunshine vitamin” and a gene that increases the risk of MS, raising the possibility that the debilitating auto-immune disease could be eradicated. George Ebers, Professor of Clinical Neurology at the University of Oxford, claimed that there was hard evidence directly relating both genes and the environment to the origins of MS. His work suggests that vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy and childhood may increase the risk of a child developing the disease.
  • MS in remission w/own stem cells - JAMA Report

    02/07/2009 6:05:52 PM PST · by Coleus · 6 replies · 679+ views
    MS in remission w/own stem cells - JAMA Report
  • Adult Stem Cells Successfully Reset Immune System for Multiple Sclerosis Patients

    01/31/2009 3:30:36 AM PST · by GonzoII · 22 replies · 1,214+ views
    LifeNews ^ | January 29, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Adult Stem Cells Successfully Reset Immune System for Multiple Sclerosis Patients by Steven Editor January 29, 2009 Chiacgo, IL ( -- Adult stem cells continue to outpace their embryonic counterparts by successfully treating patients with a variety of diseases and conditions. Now, the use of adult stem cells from bone marrow has helped patients suffering from the early stages of multiple sclerosis.A new study shows a research team appears to have reversed the neurological dysfunction of early-stage multiple sclerosis patients by transplanting their own immune stem cells into their bodies and thereby "resetting" their immune systems.Dr. Robert Burt,...