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  • VA Crises Getting Lost in Scandal Overload

    06/12/2014 1:07:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | 6/12/14 | Roger Aronoff
    President Obama is embroiled in two Veterans Affairs scandals: 1) fabricated documents and secret waiting lists for health care, with dozens of veterans dying while waiting for appointments; and 2) waiting lists for disability benefits. The former is now the subject of a criminal investigation opened by the Phoenix office of the FBI just days after the release of a bipartisan letter from 21 U.S. senators to the Department of Justice calling for a criminal investigation. “Evidence of secret waiting times, falsification of records, destruction of documents, and other potential criminal wrongdoing has appalled and angered the nation, and imperiled
  • Plague of the overweight riders who are too heavy for their horses

    03/25/2013 1:37:01 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 50 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | March 24, 2013 | Emine Sinmaz
    Plague of the overweight riders who are too heavy for their horses • Only one in 20 riders are within the optimum weight for their horse • A heavy load can mean back pain, lameness and bad behaviour in horses • Vet guidelines advise that riders weigh less than 10 per cent of their mount • Weighing more than 15 per cent of horse's weight poses health risks • Research is published in the Journal of Veterinary Behaviour Horses are the latest victims of the obesity crisis as they take the burden of their overweight riders, experts have warned. A...
  • Social Media Overload: Help!

    04/20/2011 9:35:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/20/11 | Tom Dunlap - PCWorld
    Facebook, Twitter, and other social media networks have been dominating the news lately: President Obama launched his reelection campaign with an underwhelming Facebook app, we read a chilling report about "Facebook Depression," and multiple stories have tracked what Charlie Sheen or Miley Cyrus (who's back on Twitter!) is tweeting about. But isn't Facebook and Twitter always in the news these days? The media's love affair with social media knows no bounds--and it's out of control, if you ask me. It feels as though our social media obsession has reached some kind of tipping point. Am I alone in my disapprobation...
  • Obama's 'Operation Overload'

    05/16/2009 1:37:56 PM PDT · by Welshman007 · 18 replies · 1,366+ views
    Columbia Conservative Examiner ^ | 5/16/09 | Anthony G. Martin
    The modus operandi of the Obama administration can be summed up in what I term 'Operation Information Overload'--bombard the public and the press with so much information on policy initiatives and changes that while everyone is consumed with attempting to decipher what they've been given, do your dirty work behind the scenes, unnoticed.
  • Vital Signs: Potassium Overload

    04/06/2007 3:24:38 PM PDT · by blam · 28 replies · 2,923+ views
    Discover Magazine ^ | 4-6-2007 | Tony Dajer
    Vital Signs: Potassium OverloadFunky fruit can be fatal. by Tony Dajer “Notification!” Brenda shouted as she hung up the red phone. “Eighty-year-old, altered mental status, no palpable blood pressure. Three minutes out.” While nurses gathered IV equipment and an EKG machine, two paramedics rolled in a stretcher bearing a small, moaning, barely conscious Asian woman. “Couldn’t get a blood pressure,” the chief medic said, panting. “Pulse 30 on arrival.” That meant her ventricle had stopped responding to her pacemaker, so they jolted her heart with a shot of atropine, which bumped her heart rate to 60. "Her medical history is...
  • CA: New bond could bring voter overload - Prop. 1D would cause record debt

    10/15/2006 10:34:18 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 456+ views
    ap on LA Daily News ^ | 10/15/06 | Aaron C. Davis - ap
    SACRAMENTO - Voters in the eastern San Francisco Bay Area suburb of Discovery Bay approved a contentious school bond in June to refurbish the city's middle school. In November, they'll face another ballot measure seeking to build a new high school. And that's not all. They also will be asked to vote on a $10.4 billion statewide education bond - part of a record public-works package supported by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders. Altogether, the November election will mark the 19th time in four years a local or state school bond has appeared on a Contra Costa County ballot....
  • 52 Reasons To Stop Mowing (Zot a la Gallagher)

    07/25/2006 6:58:41 AM PDT · by fruitarian108 · 420 replies · 6,084+ views
    Fruitarian Network ^ | 1973 first version | Nonmowing Coalition
    52 REASONS NOT TO MOW 37 WAYS TO HELP TREES Please download with 100% cotton, rice, recycled, or scrap paper Ron Howard, director of A Beautiful Mind and many other films,made his first film at age 8.. an anti mowing film which showed the nature of mowers' attacks on lawns. Art Buchwald: People shouldn't be judged by the length of their grass. In 2003 through now, the world has seen floods, famine, fire, mudslides, hurricanes, tornados and other disasters created by the unprecedented destruction of trees around the world. Trees are nature's weather stabilizers. We need trillions of trees.. new...
  • Hi - I'm new here and like to post random items I receive in email, please don't ZOT me.

    06/10/2006 4:25:12 PM PDT · by concernedcitizenusa · 95 replies · 6,860+ views
    snopes ^ | 6-10-2006 | ConcernedCitizenUSA
    THESE ARE THE SENATORS WHO VOTED TO GIVE SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS TO ILLEGAL ALIENS REGARDLESS OF POLITICAL PARTY, THESE POLITICIANS NEED TO BE DEFEATED IN 2006, 2008 OR 2010, WHENEVER THEY NEXT COME UP FOR OFFICE. SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW; THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES NEEDS TO KNOW THIS INFORMATION -- THAT IS, UNLESS THEY DO NOT MIND SHARING THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY WITH FOREIGN WORKERS WHO NEVER PAID INTO IT AND AMERICAN CITIZENS ARE BEING LEFT OUT. Grouped by Home State Alabama: Alaska: Stevens (R-AK), Yea Arizona: McCain (R-AZ), Yea Arkansas: Lincoln (D-AR), Yea Pryor (D-AR),...
  • Hello, From the Dissenting Voice of Conservatism!

    06/10/2006 1:10:19 AM PDT · by PoliticalOverload · 10 replies · 221+ views
    I would like to introduce myself to the forum as "Calhoun" the co-editor of yet another, but quite different, conservative blog at http://www.politicaloverload.com Myself and my fellow editors are all relatively young conservatives who have, for some time, found ourselves increasingly disenchanted with not just the direction of the Republican Party but the conservaitve movement itself. We're a website dedicated to returning conservatism to its limited government roots with an emphasis on re-establishing and strictly maintaining the concept of federalism. We view the modern so-called "conservative agenda" of everything from to the Federal Marriage Amendment to abortion to the Federal...
  • Malvo and the War Debate (ZOT!!! Why not to go off antipsychotic meds without a doctor’s guidance)

    05/29/2006 6:48:25 AM PDT · by DanPride · 80 replies · 4,217+ views
    Me | Today | Dan Pride
    I am curious why none of the media covers the most important aspect of the Malvo shootings. If you look at Newspapers on the dates when the shootings are underway you discover something I find quite interesting. The shootings begin to dominate the news the day before the debate on the Iraq war starts and they catch them the day after the declaration of war??? If you ask most people "do you remember the debate about starting the second Iraq war", they will all answer "yes of course". But if you followup with the question "name one point in the...
  • What is a FReeper? (zot)

    05/30/2006 12:41:24 PM PDT · by Uddercha0s · 183 replies · 7,024+ views
    5/30/06 | Uddercha0s
    I recently received a reply to a post that stated: "This should be beneath a "freeper". Sad." So I asked.. what is it that makes a FReeper? My reply (and I will admit was tasteless) was also questioning. It stirred controversy and was removed? Why Moderators? Can you not tell me? Did it not meet with your "FReeper" mentality? According to all posted guidelines it should be listed but no, you chose to delete it. Yes.. I'm the first one IBTZ, I'm sure you'll nick me for speaking up..
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • why do you guys keep banning me? (Zot! Because we can) (Juwish modz totally rewl!)

    06/30/2004 10:19:24 AM PDT · by jj_fate · 65,595 replies · 239,374+ views
    self
    why do people keep banning me everytime I put up interesting articles? I work for a website I think some of you are familiar with called phantirath weekly world news and each time we put somthing up on FR no matter how conservative it is it keeps getting banned. Whats the matter with it?! Damn man what are you marxist socialists communists? I just got a call this mroning from a Juwish friend of mine who said that you banned an important article about Zionism and Noam Federman and about how we were to support israel. I thought you guys...
  • Best-Selling Novelist Arthur Hailey Dies at 84

    11/25/2004 2:28:58 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 23 replies · 1,099+ views
    AP ^ | Nov 25, 2004 | Adam Jankiewicz
    Arthur Hailey, author of "Airport," "Hotel" and other novels that became hit movies, has died, his wife said Thursday. He was 84. Hailey, who plucked characters from ordinary life and threw them into extraordinary ordeals, died in his sleep Wednesday at his home in Lyford Cay on New Providence island, his wife Sheila said. She said doctors believe he had a stroke. "It is obviously a shock to wake up to, but it was peaceful," she said. "Arthur was a very humble man, but was delighted with the letters he used to get from readers praising his books. He was...
  • Laci Peterson, Why the Hype??

    02/11/2003 5:28:26 AM PST · by el_texicano · 136 replies · 411+ views
    2/11/03 | myself - el_texicano
    Ok, I have a question to all here in the forum. What is the big deal with the news coverage of the disappearance of Laci Peterson. I don't mean to come across as callous or unfeeling. Because I do feel for the family and such. And I fear that she is long dead. However, here's my point. What is it that makes this case so important that it literally dominates the news. I can't go 30 minutes on Fox without a freeking update on Laci. Sheesh enough already. Is it that news is slow and this is the best they...