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  • NBC breathlessly reports...needles and feces in San Francisco's Tenderloin, as news

    02/20/2018 9:19:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/20/2018 | Monica Showalter
    In something dubbed "investigative" reporting, NBC would have us know that San Francisco's Tenderloin district is a pigpen, filled to the brim with junkie needles and human excrement. The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit surveyed 153 blocks of downtown San Francisco in search of trash, needles, and feces.  The investigation revealed trash littered across every block.  Survey also found 41 blocks dotted with needles and 96 blocks sullied with piles of feces. File under non-news, unless you like minutia.  You wonder how much time they invested on the story for being able to tell us that.  As if it were something new. Anyone who has lived for...
  • Diseased Streets (San Fran - Needles, Garbage, Feces... Like Worst Slums in World)

    02/20/2018 12:35:19 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 59 replies
    NBC ^ | 2/18/2018
    The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit surveyed 153 blocks of downtown San Francisco in search of trash, needles, and feces. The investigation revealed trash littered across every block. The survey also found 41 blocks dotted with needles and 96 blocks sullied with piles of feces. How dirty is San Francisco? An NBC Bay Area Investigation reveals a dangerous mix of drug needles, garbage, and feces throughout downtown San Francisco. The Investigative Unit surveyed 153 blocks of the city – the more than 20-mile stretch includes popular tourist spots like Union Square and major hotel chains. The area – bordered by...
  • Nation’s first public needle vending machine for drug users debuts in Las Vegas

    04/12/2017 6:30:37 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 17 replies ^ | April 12, 2017 - 5:27 pm | By Blake Apgar
    Las Vegas health officials are turning to a familiar piece of equipment – the vending machine – into a first-in-the-nation experiment to automate the dispensing of clean needles for intravenous drug users. The program is a joint effort between the Southern Nevada Health District, the Nevada AIDS Research and Education Society and the private Trac-B Exchange company, which developed the machine. The idea is that making clean needles and other gear available will reduce the spread of bloodborne infections among drug users who would otherwise share the injection rigs.
  • Fort Hood Muslim terrorist Nidal Hasan has belonephobia - a fear of needles

    09/05/2013 2:39:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies
    9/05/13 | Myself
    Army Staff Sergeant Alonzo Lunsford was interviewed on today's Laura Ingraham show. From what I gathered, the killer had a real problem getting his shots in preparation for overseas deployment. Alonzo Lunsford had to talk Hasan into it a few days before the killer shot Lunsford several times - once in the eye. Alonzo Lunsford stated that the Muslim terrorist is afraid of needles.
  • Cops Find Passed-Out Mom (nurse), Kids, Heroin Needles In Bathroom

    11/18/2011 5:33:47 PM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies · 1+ views
    WLWT ^ | 11/18/11
    Cops Find Passed-Out Mom, Kids, Heroin Needles In BathroomWoman Cooking Heroin In Hopple St. Restaurant, Police Say UPDATED: 10:54 am EST November 18, 2011 **SNIP** Officers responding to the Wendy's in the 1900 block of Hopple Street on Wednesday said they found Rebecca Seals passed out in a locked bathroom stall. The prosecutor said she overdosed. Police said Seals' three children, ages 7, 3 and 6 weeks, were in the stall with her, along with used heroin needles on the floor. Seals' attorney said she is employed as a nurse. Her residence is in Fairfield.
  • Dope and Change!

    11/03/2011 4:13:31 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 6 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | November 3, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    I'm all for universal suffrage... but do junkies even vote? Needle Park (1971 - Al Pacino) Reports emanating from the stench that is #OccupyPortland are exposing rampant drug use amongst the protesters and -according to one witness- organizers and even security staff (!), creating a lawless atmosphere in which few feel safe, except for those too high to care. And we're not just talking about a little bit here, as heroin needles can be found littering the park while many of the tents smell like a Jamaican dance hall.The Woodstock atmosphere seems to be weighing heavily on the serious political types...
  • Conn. lawmaker wants Halloween date change

    10/24/2011 7:34:36 PM PDT · by Immerito · 57 replies
    UPI ^ | October 24, 2011 | UPI
    HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A Connecticut lawmaker says he wants to change the traditional Oct. 31 date of Halloween to the last Saturday of the month for safety and other reasons. The change would make the holiday easier for working parents, safer for trick-or-treaters and would boost the economy as well, state Rep. Tim Larson said. "Halloween is [a] fun night for the whole family, but not so much when you have to race home from work, get the kids ready for trick or treating, welcome the neighborhood children, and then try to get everyone to bed for...
  • Kids Checked After Syringes Found At New Mexico Preschool (only 4 puncture wounds playing doctor)

    07/16/2011 8:20:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Official Wire ^ | 7/14/11
    <p>ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO (USA) - Children at a city-run preschool program in Albuquerque, N.M., are being examined by doctors after teachers learned they had pricked themselves with hypodermic needles that were mistakenly donated to their classroom.</p> <p>Officials say two syringes were in a box containing a stethoscope, medical gloves and other medical supplies intended to be used by the kids to play doctor. At least four children were pricked by the needles Tuesday.</p>
  • DeMint needles GOP leaders in congratulating conservatives

    11/02/2010 11:55:49 PM PDT · by FTJM · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/02/10 | Michael O'Brien
    Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) needled his own party's leaders in congratulating Republicans Rand Paul and Marco Rubio's victory in the Kentucky Senate race. "I want to congratulate Rand Paul on winning a race that the leaders in his own party said he could not win," DeMint said in a statement. "Rand overcame difficult odds because he consistently stood up for conservative principles." Paul is one of the crop of GOP candidates this cycle allied with the Tea Party movement to have beaten an establishment-backed choice in the Republican primary. He beat Secretary of State Trey Grayson in an upset victory...
  • Acupuncture's molecular effects pinned down

    05/30/2010 1:10:00 PM PDT · by decimon · 10 replies · 558+ views
    New insights spur effort to boost treatment's impact significantlyScientists have taken another important step toward understanding just how sticking needles into the body can ease pain. In a paper published online May 30 in Nature Neuroscience, a team at the University of Rochester Medical Center identifies the molecule adenosine as a central player in parlaying some of the effects of acupuncture in the body. Building on that knowledge, scientists were able to triple the beneficial effects of acupuncture in mice by adding a medication approved to treat leukemia in people. The research focuses on adenosine, a natural compound known for...
  • Brazil man says needles were meant to kill stepson

    12/22/2009 2:15:28 PM PST · by FredJake · 9 replies · 668+ views
    Fox ^ | 12/22/09 | MARCO SIBAJA
    The 2-year-old boy who had nearly three dozen sewing needles shoved into his body by his stepfather is expected to undergo another surgery this week, doctors said Monday. A day after a jailed Brazilian man admitted in a television interview he wanted to kill the boy to spite his wife, doctors said they will try to remove three needles from the boy's abdominal region on Wednesday.The boy is recovering well from a five-hour operation Friday to remove four rusty needles that were near his heart and in his lungs.He is expected to undergo a third surgery in the near future...
  • China to send 'harmony makers' to Urumqi

    09/09/2009 10:02:05 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 398+ views
    CNN ^ | 09/08/09
    China to send 'harmony makers' to Urumqi 7,000 officials being sent to Urumqi after last week's deadly protests "Harmony makers" meant to ease tensions after demonstrators clashed with police Demonstrators were demanding better police protection after attacks Han Chinese accuse Uyghurs of attacking people using hypodermic needles (CNN) -- China is sending 7,000 officials to the western city of Urumqi after last week's deadly protests over a strange series of syringe stabbings, state-run media reported. The officials, known as "harmony makers," are meant to ease tensions after demonstrators, demanding better police protection, clashed with police for two days. The unrest...
  • 100 needles found in patient's body

    06/12/2009 9:26:23 AM PDT · by OneVike · 21 replies · 1,073+ views
    keyetv ^ | 6/11/09 | ??????
    Doctors in China found more than 100 needles in a patient's body after the man went to the hospital complaining of shooting pains. When doctors examined him, they say they found needles in every part of his body except for his head. Scans and x-rays reportedly showed he had 38 needles in his stomach alone. Doctors say the man told them he used to play with needles as a child but that the man doesn't remember putting the needles into his body. "It's a miracle they've been there so long without becoming infected," a hospital spokesperson says. Surgeons will now...
  • Doctors In China Find 6 Needles Inside Baby

    06/18/2007 5:15:30 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 23 replies · 1,050+ views
    KCRA & AP ^ | June 18, 2007 12:00am
    DOCTORS in southern China will remove six sewing needles in a baby boy's body. BEIJING -- A 1-year-old boy in southern China is about to have surgery after doctors found he had six sewing needles in his body. Newspapers report the parents took the baby to a hospital because he had been crying for several days and not eating well. The child's parents, who are migrant workers, said they had no idea how the needles ended up in their son. The Beijing Youth Daily ran a color photo of an X-ray showing five needles throughout the boy's torso. The Beijing...
  • Breakthrough VeinViewer Imaging System

    02/19/2007 3:26:34 PM PST · by Reaganesque · 22 replies · 686+ views ^ | 2/20/07 | Staff
    February 20, 2007 VeinViewer is a vein-contrast enhancement device that uses an infra-red camera to highlight blood (the underlying vasculature) and projects the image in real time onto the skin. With this device, physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals can find veins easily and avoid multiple needle sticks to patients. Venipuncture, the collection of blood specimen from a vein, is commonly seen by nurses as one of the most painful and frequently performed invasive procedures. According to an article in the Journal of Phlebotomy, an estimated one billion venipunctures are performed annually. In one study in the Journal of Nursing,...
  • Bush needles American addicts!

    02/04/2006 11:06:10 PM PST · by Registered · 3 replies · 939+ views
    RegisteredMedia ^ | 02-05-06 | RegisteredMedia
  • TSA to Allow Scissors, Tools on Planes

    11/30/2005 8:35:28 AM PST · by xjcsa · 133 replies · 3,020+ views
    Associated Press via Yahoo! News ^ | November 30, 2005 | Leslie Miller
    WASHINGTON - Airline passengers will be allowed to carry small scissors and tools onto planes, reversing a rule that led to confiscation of many thousands of sharp objects at airports since the Sept. 11 terror attacks, a Homeland Security Department official said Wednesday. Transportation Security Administration chief Kip Hawley on Friday will announce changes to the list of items prohibited in carry-on luggage and to the airport screening process, according to the official, who spoke only on condition of anonymity because the plan has yet to be announced. With federal air marshals on planes, bulletproof cockpit doors, armed pilots and...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, October 2-8, 2005: Threading the Needle (and a challenge)

    10/04/2005 11:06:24 AM PDT · by cogitator · 5 replies · 539+ views
    Climbing in South Dakota ^ | Guillame Dargaud
    Sometimes I don't know how these things happen. I was wondering what I should post as the picture this week, and the phrase "needle's eye" occurred to me. I visualized a vague image of a formation called the Needle's Eye from my youth on a family trip. So I searched, and I found the "Needle's Eye" in the Black Hills. This is probably the one I'm remembering, since we took a trip to the Black Hills when I was a kid, and it seems to match my vague memory. (See the first comment for the challenge.) For a different perspective,...
  • Aide to Wisconsin Governor Delivers Hypodermic Needles to Opponent of Stem Cell Research

    07/27/2005 7:36:52 PM PDT · by TheOtherOne · 15 replies · 603+ views
    AP ^ | AP-ES-07-27-05 2211EDT
    Aide to Wisconsin Governor Delivers Hypodermic Needles to Opponent of Stem Cell ResearchBy Todd Richmond Associated Press Writer Published: Jul 27, 2005 MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The top aide to Wisconsin's governor had hundreds of used hypodermic needles delivered to the Assembly speaker's office on behalf of a woman protesting the lawmaker's stance on stem cell research. Republican Speaker John Gard's staff immediately called police, fearing the needles, delivered July 19, might be contaminated. Dan Leistikow, a spokesman for Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle, said the needles were sheathed and posed no threat. He defended the delivery as a way to...
  • Why is HIV So Prevalent in Africa?

    04/29/2005 10:08:42 PM PDT · by David Lane · 33 replies · 6,092+ views ^ | April 2005 | Michael Fumento
    Why is HIV So Prevalent in Africa? By Michael Fumento Tech Central Station, April 15, 2005 Copyright 2005 Tech Central Station Massive airdrops of condoms won't stop African AIDS.   Ninety-nine percent of AIDS and HIV cases in Africa come from sexual transmission, and virtually all is heterosexual. So says the World Health Organization, with other agencies toeing the line. Some massive condom airdrops accompanied by a persuasive propaganda campaign would practically make the epidemic vanish overnight. Or would it? A determined renegade group of three scientists has fought for years &#8211; with little success &#8211; to get out...