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  • 279 DAYS

    04/16/2016 7:35:36 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 19 replies
    4/16/2016 | By Laz A. Mataz
    It is 279 days, 2 hours, 28 minutes, 3 secondsss until the disgusting Marxism-loving arrogant Christophobic nefarious lying imperious preening opportunistic petty heinous autocratic Imperialist bragging vengeful tricky pathetic querulous haughty self-centered constantly-golfing despicable Che-idolizing demonic cocky destructive Islamic ruthless tragedy-celebrating malevolent miscreant caucasian-hating nasty loathsome homosexual Allah-worshiping failing criminal-coddling patronizing oligarchist disasterous smug anti-American freakish sissified thin-skinned oppressive Internet-killing sociopathic hateful racist Mohammad-loving traitorous evil supercilious glib angry incompetent treasonous Supreme-Court-destroying threatening middle-finger-waving breacher-of-trust socialist petulant conceited deviant violence-provoking Constitution-ignoring malignant narcissist noxious Saboteur-In-Chief illegal hideous Satanic communist gay crack-smoking pernicious Kenyan crypto-muslim mendacious dictator usurping so-called-President "Stompy-Foot" Obama,...
  • Obama suggests critics attack him because he’s 'different'

    12/22/2015 9:48:00 AM PST · by don-o · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 22, 2015 | Marisa Schultz
    WASHINGTON - President Obama has suggested that some critics have attacked him because he's the first black president, and he accused Donald Trump of "exploiting" blue-collar fears. Speaking to NPR in an interview released Monday, Obama said he has faced criticism because he's "different." "If you are referring to specific strains in the Republican Party that suggest that somehow I'm different, I'm Muslim, I'm disloyal to the country, et cetera - which, unfortunately, is pretty far out there and gets some traction in certain pockets of the Republican Party, and that have been articulated by some of their elected officials...
  • Obama hails his own leadership skills as he enters his last year in office

    12/22/2015 8:11:36 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 34 replies
    National Post ^ | December 22, 2015 | Kelly McParland
    Barack Obama hasn't received many accolades for the job he's doing as president. So he decided to use a year-end press conference to offer a few to himself. Just before he headed off for his Christmas vacation in Hawaii, Obama informed gathered journalists that the U.S. has been doing an outstanding job in international leadership - by which he meant his leadership. The UN climate summit Paris may have been hosted by France, drawn 50,000 participants from 190 nations and reached an accord that binds no one to anything, but it stands as testament to the world's reliance on Washington...
  • Obama Snarls Against FBI’s Immigration Suggestion: “You Sound Like Trump"

    12/19/2015 9:19:19 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 126 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | 12.17.15
    President Obama met today with his national security team in a highly staged and publicized event at the Virginia-based National Counterterrorism Center. Shortly before that meeting officially commenced, there is said to have been a brief but heated rebuke by Barack Obama against a "top FBI official" assumed to be Director James Comey. That rebuke, described as a "snarl" was apparently initiated by Director Comey's alleged suggestion a "temporary pause" be initiated over immigration from certain regions of the world known to be primary breeding grounds for Islamic-based terror.... The president...did a "double-take" following the suggested immigration pause in the...
  • A disfiguring disease ... is moving into the US - leishmaniasis

    12/13/2015 9:27:29 PM PST · by EinNYC · 24 replies
    Techinsider.com ^ | Oct. 20, 2015 | Kevin Loria
    If you've never heard of leishmaniasis, you're lucky — and you probably live in a developed country. It's an illness caused by parasites that are carried by tiny blood-sucking insects called sandflies. The painful, hard-to-treat sores it leaves on skin and internal organs can be disfiguring and even sometimes deadly. And while leishmaniasis mostly occurs in Central and South America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia for now, it's moving north into the United States, as Maryn McKenna reports in a blog post. In a story for National Geographic News, McKenna describes how about half of the members of an...
  • Deal approved to protect grizzly bear habitat in Montana ( Donald Molloy )

    10/10/2015 11:13:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 74 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10-10-2015 | Laura Zuckerman
    A U.S. judge on Friday approved a deal between conservationists and Montana officials to restrict road-building and logging in roughly 22,000 acres of state forest lands that make up core habitat for federally protected grizzlies. The agreement resolves a lawsuit brought by conservationists after the state had sought to open 37,000 acres , mostly in the Stillwater State Forest, to timber harvesting despite what environmentalists said would be the destruction of prime grizzly bear territory. ... U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy in a decision last year found the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service violated the Endangered Species Act by...
  • THIS IS WHAT NATIONAL SUICIDE LOOKS LIKE

    03/24/2015 9:23:40 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 7 replies
    Christian Patriots ^ | 3/21/2015 | Daniel Crane
    President Obama has lamented that special interests dominate the world of politics. My first reaction was to laugh out loud. After all, we are listening to the words of a politician/community activist who has done his very best job handing over the country to the communist bankers that are loosely referred to as the New World Order. This is the same Obama who has supported continued bail-outs of criminal bankers, has overseen and mandated a failing education system (i.e. Common Core), and has mandated a failing health care system that has instituted death panels (e.g. Obamacare age related treatment exclusions)....
  • The Architect of Destruction (Revisited)

    02/22/2015 4:27:19 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 12 replies
    Renew America ^ | March 1, 2013 | Maureen Scott
    "Obama comes from a community organizer background where it's us against them. But that's not who we are. And that's not the position the leader of our Nation should take." Dr. Benjamin Carson Obama appears to be a tormented man who is filled with resentment, anger, and disdain for anyone of an opinion or view other than his. He acts in the most hateful, spiteful, malevolent, vindictive ways in order to manipulate and maintain power and control over others. Perhaps because, as a child, he grew up around family members and mentors who instilled him with an abiding bitterness...
  • WH Refuses to Call BEHEADING Victims Christians; Egypt launches airstrikes for Christian beheadings

    02/17/2015 5:47:15 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 28 replies
    Pamela Geller.Com ^ | 2/17/2015 | Pamela Geller
    Video and more photos available at website.) While the White House REFUSES to call 21 beheading victims CHRISTIANS in a statement about the Islamic State attack, Egypt is avenging the savage slaughter of Egyptian Christians. Obama is more hardcore Islamic than most Muslim countries now. Obama is every non-Muslims nightmare living under the sharia. Obama is every non-Muslims nightmare living under the sharia. Statement by the Obamas Press Secretary on the Murder of Egyptian Citizens: The United States condemns the despicable and cowardly murder of twenty-one Egyptian citizens in Libya by ISIL-affiliated terrorists. We offer our condolences to the families...
  • Obama Explains Why He Bears No Fault for Anything, Ever

    02/16/2015 5:11:16 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 23 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 2/15/2015 | Onan Coca
    In a lengthy and slobberingly wide ranging interview the faux-intellectuals at Vox.com have succeeded at giving President Obama yet another opportunity to explain why nothing is ever his fault and is usually the fault of people who disagree with or oppose him. Ezra Klein, chief minister of propaganda from Vox was happy to sit down and discuss several popular liberal bugaboos with the President. We'll share just a few snippets of their incredibly close-minded and one-sided interview. On Why Income Inequality has Gotten Worse under ObamaWell, this has been at least a three-decade-long trend. And this was a major topic...
  • Why Is Obama Funneling Money to Iran?

    01/23/2015 7:18:18 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 54 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1/23/2015 | Michael Walsh
    Iran will have received a total of $11.9 billion in cash assets by the end of June if current releases continue on pace as scheduled Because he is, you know. In the guise of protecting negotiations over Irans soon-to-be-fully-functional nuclear program. The Obama administration on Wednesday paid $490 million in cash assets to Iran and will have released a total of $11.9 billion to the Islamic Republic by the time nuclear talks are scheduled to end in June, according to figures provided by the State Department. Todays $490 million release, the third such payment of this amount since Dec. 10,...
  • Endless Gifts From Uncle Obama

    01/23/2015 4:35:43 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 22 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 1/21/2015 | Ben Stein
    Bread and circuses and free day care at the State of the Union.-snip- Tonight, Alex and I watched Mr. Obamas SOTU speech. It was great. Give everyone free day care. Who pays for it? Where do they find enough qualified day-care workers? Where do they train them? Everyone gets free education. Wait. Isnt public education up through high school already free? And the ones who need it most, the blacks and Hispanics, drop out at terrifying rates. Who will make them stay in school and do their homework? Who pays for this? And where do the teachers come...
  • In the face of irrelevance, Obama buys attention with other people's money

    01/20/2015 4:07:53 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/19/2015 | Editorial Staff
    With just two years left in the White House, President Obama faces a major challenge not so much from Republicans as from the public at large. As Democrats look ahead to 2016 and imagine the coming campaign of a yet-to-be-chosen nominee, Obama risks being written off by all parties as irrelevant. Having now lost both houses of Congress, Obama has lost the platform from which he can set the agenda. Soon, his party will choose a new leader to move forward, and he will be a thing of the past. This means Obama must now go to greater lengths...
  • Kissing bug disease infects OVER 300,000 people in the US

    11/09/2014 9:42:12 AM PST · by pepsi_junkie · 39 replies
    The Dail Mail ^ | November 9, 2014 | Alexandra Klausner
    Over 300,000 Americans have already been infected with the potentially fatal 'kissing bug disease' called Chagas but U.S. healthcare workers lack of knowledge about the illness is letting many cases of the parasite unnoticed. Some doctors are calling it the 'new AIDS' because of the way it develops.
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-07-11 : The Bad Neighbor Policy -- Playing Americans for Fools

    07/11/2014 5:51:43 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 21 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-07-11 | Newt Gingrich
    . July 11, 2014 Newt Gingrich : The Bad Neighbor Policy -- Playing Americans for Fools ===================================================== Guatemala and Mexico agreed this week to make it even easier for people to show up at the American border. That's right: EASIER. After all the public outcry against thousands of foreigners crossing our border, you might have thought the Mexican government would help stop the wave of people traversing Mexico to get to Texas. That would be a good neighbor policy. On Monday, however, the presidents of Guatemala and Mexico met to announce a new policy of making it easier and more...
  • Cat parasite found in Arctic Beluga (global warming blamed!...?)

    02/15/2014 8:35:20 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | February 14, 2014 | Jonathan Amos
    The cat parasite Toxoplasma gondii, which can cause blindness in people, has been identified in Beluga in the western Arctic. The discovery by University of British Columbia scientists has prompted a health advisory to Inuit people in the region who eat the whale's meat. Researchers say it is an example of how the warming of the Arctic is allowing the freer movement of pathogens. Icier conditions in the past acted as an obstruction to infectious agents. Quite how the parasite got into the whales is a puzzle that scientists are now trying to solve. They suspect the influx of cats...
  • Welfare Recipient: I Get to Sit Home I Get to Smoke Weed We Still Gonna Get Paid

    11/21/2013 6:31:41 AM PST · by dynachrome · 50 replies
    shtfplan.com ^ | 11-21-13 | KLBJ via shtfplan.com
    Full title: "Shock Interview: Welfare Recipient: I Get to Sit Home I Get to Smoke Weed We Still Gonna Get Paid While workers out there are preaching morality at people like me living on welfare, can you really blame us? I get to sit home I get to go visit my friends all day I even get to smoke weed Me and people that I know that are illegal immigrants that dont contribute to society, we still gonna get paid. Our checks gonna come in the mail every month and its gonna be on time and we get subsidized housing...
  • Brendan Mahoney Saves ObamaCare (30-year-old dude to sign up!)(Welfare)

    10/03/2013 10:45:48 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 28 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 2,2013 | JAMES TARANTO
    Meet Brendan Mahoney, the young man who is saving ObamaCare. He's 30 years old, a third-year law student at the University of Connecticut. He's actually been insured for the past three years--in 2011 and 2012 through a $2,400-a-year school-sponsored health plan, and this year through "a high-deductible, low-premium plan that cost about $39 a month through a UnitedHealthcare subsidiary." But he wanted to see what ObamaCare had to offer. "Once it got running, it was fast," Mahoney tells the Courant. "It really made my day. It's a lot like TurboTax." He obtained insurance through ObamaCare. Now, he says, "if I...
  • HALLOWEEN: Is This Barack Obama Vampire Card Offensive? (San Bernardino Shopper 'Appalled')

    09/30/2013 6:28:42 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 71 replies
    Press-Enterprise ^ | September 28, 2013 | Laurie Lucas
    HALLOWEEN: Is this Barack Obama vampire card offensive? While shopping for Halloween cards at Target in San Bernardino, JoAnn Nelson was appalled when her 5-year-old granddaughter showed her this card. Nelson said she finds the card tasteless and offensive. I was disturbed and did not want my grandbaby to see this, she wrote in an email.
  • (Creepy Looking Alien Face Hugger) Algae Suit Generates Food to Feed Your Constant Hunger

    08/15/2013 8:00:42 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    DVICE ^ | Monday, August 12, 2013 | Colin Druce-McFadden
    Algae suit generates food to feed your constant hunger When we think of futuristic fashion, our minds often lean toward the minimalist designs of Star Trek or Tron. But maybe what we wear in the future will have more to do with what we eat than what we want to look like. That's the premise behind the algaculture symbiosis suit designed by Michael Burton and Michiko Nitta. The symbiosis suit is designed to make food for you as you go about your daily routine. A number of tubes, placed in front of your mouth, harness the CO2 you breathe and...
  • Jesse Jackson Urges U.N. Human Rights Council to Investigate Trayvon Martin Shooting

    07/16/2013 7:25:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 56 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 7/16/2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    The Rev. Jesse Jackson, founder and president of the Rainbow Push Coalition, wants the United Nations human rights watchdog brought into the debate over the shooting of Trayvon Martin. Various parts of the U.N. human rights system have in the past weighed in on the Feb. 2012 shooting of the 17-year-old, criticizing Floridas stand your ground law and, in one case, calling for reparation for the victims.
  • IMF's Lagarde says U.S. budget cuts 'inappropriate'

    07/07/2013 5:14:42 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 7, 2013 | by Ingrid Melander and Michel Rose
    The U.S. federal budget cuts are an inappropriate measure that will weigh on potential growth, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said on Sunday, urging Washington to present "credible" fiscal plans. In its annual check of the health of the U.S. economy, the IMF forecast economic growth would be a sluggish 1.9 percent this year. The IMF reckons growth would be as much as 1.75 percentage points higher if not for the rush to cut the government's budget deficit. While the budget cuts that took hold on March 1 do not appear to be hitting government payrolls directly so far, some economists...
  • This German Woman Has Been Living Without Money For 16 Years (Here's how she did it...)

    07/02/2013 8:15:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/02/2013 | MANDI WOODRUFF
    As we edge closer to a cashless society, some consumers are quietly challenging the idea of money in the first placeby giving it up completely. Daniel Suelo, 50, traded his nine-to-five for dumpster diving and a cozy cave in Utah's canyonlands back in 2000. But even before Suelo, there was Germany native Heidemarie Schwermer. In her early 50s, Schwermer decided to see what it'd be like to leave her cushy job as a psychotherapist and live money-free, a journey that's been documented in the film "Living Without Money." Sixteen years later, she hasn't looked back. Schwermer, now pushing 70, recently...
  • Soros Knows It Rains the Other Way

    04/27/2013 12:08:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 27, 2013 | Charles Payne
    There's a lot going on this week, so we didn't hear too much about that Pew Research Center report that shows the top 7% enjoyed an increase in average wealth to $3.2 million from $2.5 million while the rest of the nation, otherwise known as the 93%, saw their net worth slip to $134,000 from $140,000. It's the kind of thing the media typically jumps all over, and yet, there wasn't much. The same with that horrific building collapse in Bangladesh where the names of western companies with textile connections were released before any other pertinent information about the victims...
  • Obama signs bill giving himself lifetime Secret Service protection

    01/10/2013 1:09:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 61 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/10/13 | Alex Pappas
    President Barack Obama signed a bill into law on Thursday guaranteeing himself Secret Service protection for the rest of his life. White House press secretary Jay Carney said Obama signed the Former Presidents Protection Act of 2012 on Thursday. The law affects Obama, former President George W. Bush and future presidents, who under current law would only be protected for 10 years after leaving office. According to the press secretarys office, the law restores lifetime Secret Service protection of former Presidents who did not serve as President prior to January 1, 1997, and their spouses; and provides for protection of...
  • Hundreds line up to apply for heating assistance

    12/04/2012 7:43:52 AM PST · by from occupied ga · 39 replies
    Macon Telegraph ^ | 12/4/2012 | AMY LEIGH WOMACK
    Melissa Hines was the first person through the door when home heating help became available Monday morning.Hundreds of people were bundled up behind her in the dark, hoping to get help paying their heating bills.The Macon-Bibb County Economic Opportunity Council accepted applications from the first 250 people in the line, which stretched around St. Paul AME Church at 7 a.m. Its part of a nationwide energy assistance program.Each person approved for the assistance will receive between $310 and $350, depending on income and family size, said Jimmie Samuel, the councils executive director.Hines camped out starting at 9 p.m. Saturday night....
  • From suburb to basket case: How California city traveled the road to ruin

    11/14/2012 11:55:17 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 28 replies
    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. -- When this sun-drenched exurb east of Los Angeles filed for bankruptcy protection in August, the city attorney suggested fraudulent accounting was the root of the problem. The mayor blamed a dysfunctional city council and greedy police and fire unions. The unions blamed the mayor. Even now, there is little agreement on how the city got into this crisis or how it can extricate itself. "It's total political chaos," said John Husing, a former San Bernardino resident and regional economist. "There is no solution. They'll never fix anything."
  • Cancer says "Totally Free" of Venezuela's Chavez ... (Spoof)

    Cancer says "Totally Free" of Venezuela's Chavez ... (Spoof) Venezuela's Chavez says "totally free" of cancer, again CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez declared himself fully recovered from cancer on Monday, three months before an election in which he is seeking another six-year term. "Free, free, totally free," he told reporters when asked if he was free of the disease that struck a year ago. The 57-year-old socialist leader was first diagnosed with cancer in the pelvic region in mid-2011. He wrongly declared himself cured at the end of that year before having a recurrence of the disease in...
  • How to Kill a Parasitic Worm Living Inside of You

    06/30/2012 10:01:39 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 101 replies
    IO9 ^ | Jun 27, 2012 | Keith Veronese
    How to Kill a Parasitic Worm Living Inside of You Parasitic worms are the stuff of nightmares worms as big as twelve feet long can rummage through your intestines, and then leave in the middle of the night. Urban legends tell tales of tapeworms carried by diet pills. Some of the weird schemes for removing these parasites include a combination of duct tape, candy bars, and bodily orifices. What is the reality behind these parasites? And how can you really get rid of one, without the need for extreme measures? Tapeworms hide in your food Obtaining a beef or...
  • Chagas: Is tropical disease really the new AIDS?

    05/31/2012 10:53:19 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 15 replies
    Chagas, a tropical disease spread by insects, is causing some fresh concern following an editorialpublished earlier this week in a medical journalthat called it "the new AIDS of the Americas." More than 8 million people have been infected by Chagas, most of them in Latin and Central America. But more than 300,000 live in the United States. The editorial, published by the Public Library of Science's Neglected Tropical Diseases, said the spread of the disease is reminiscent of the early years of HIV. "There are a number of striking similarities between people living with Chagas disease and people living with...
  • Vanity: Octomom Investigated by CPS After Complaints Her Home Has No Plumbing, 14 Kids Living in Squ

    04/25/2012 9:06:42 PM PDT · by emax · 23 replies
    OMG Yahoo ^ | April 25, 2012 | Kathleen Perricone
    http://omg.yahoo.com/blogs/now/octomom-investigated-cps-complaints-her-home-no-plumbing-180648499.html Octomom apparently would make a great leader for a communist dictatorship, excuse me, utopia or some other sport of despotic regime in Africa, Asia or Latin America. I wonder how much of our tax dollars are going towards this woman, just like how much of our tax dollars are going towards the woman trying to be the fattest ever.
  • Parasite of the Day -- Paragordius obamai

    04/25/2012 5:42:41 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Parasite of the Day ^ | April 19, 2012 | Susan Perkins
    Sex is one of the great mysteries of evolutionary biology -- why do organisms have it? It has numerous costs associated with it, including the two big ones, which are that only half the population will produce offspring in the next generation (technically really a problem more of anisogamy than sex, per se) and that successful gene combinations can be broken up via recombination. There are other costs as well. For instance, finding and wooing mates can be costly to an organism. Nematomorphs, sometimes called hairworms, are parasites that live inside arthropods as larvae, but then exist as free-living aquatic...
  • Daily Kos Announces: 'The Fetus Is a Parasite'

    04/20/2012 8:51:48 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 53 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 4/20/2012 | Tim Graham
    There are times when you glance at the leftist Daily Kos blog and wonder if they're being sabotaged from the inside. Case in point: a blog titled "The fetus is a parasite." "Sasharusha" blogs "back to the whole fetus= parasite thing. That is how I see them. I don't see them as cute and cuddly. I see them as terrifying and scary. I see pregnancy the same way. Here are some examples on how pregnancy is a parasitic relationship: The Z/E/F sucks the nutrients from the mother. The "relationship" only benefits the fetus. The mother's organs and body parts become...
  • Michelle's ski trip marks 16 Obama vacations

    02/20/2012 10:28:40 AM PST · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/20/12 | Staff
    First lady Michelle Obamas weekend jaunt to Aspen, Colorado for a Presidents Day ski holiday with her daughters Sasha and Malia makes the 16th time members of the first family have gone on extended vacations during their three years in office. Their stay at the home of a major Chicago fundraiser for President Obama makes the fifth time the first lady and her daughters have taken a break from Washington on their own. Only once has Obama had a long weekend out of town and alone, celebrating his 49th birthday in Chicago in August 2010.
  • Brain-eating amoeba claims fourth victim who picked up parasite after swimming in lake

    09/11/2011 6:34:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11th September 2011
    A Kansas resident died this week from what was likely a rare infection by a brain-eating amoeba - the fourth such case in the U.S. this year. State and local officials warned residents to avoid activities in warm rivers, lakes and other bodies of heated, fresh water, including ponds near power plants. Single deaths from such infections also have been reported this summer in Florida, Louisiana and Virginia. ... Naegleria fowleri moves into the body through the nose and destroys brain tissue. It almost always causes meningitis Symptoms of an infection include headache, fever, nausea and vomiting, stiff neck, confusion,...
  • Tick-Borne Parasite Infecting Blood Supply: CDC

    09/06/2011 3:47:08 PM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/5/2011 | Julie Steenhuysen
    A tick-borne infection known as Babesiosis, which can cause severe disease and even death, is becoming a growing threat to the U.S. blood supply, government researchers said on Monday. There are currently no diagnostic tests approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that can detect the infection before people donate blood.
  • 3 die of rare brain infection from amoeba in water

    08/18/2011 10:00:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | Aug 18, 2011 | MIKE STOBBE
    The third case, in Louisiana, was more unusual. It was a young man whose death in June was traced to the tap water he used in a device called a neti pot. It's a small teapot-shaped container used to rinse out the nose and sinuses with salt water to relieve allergies, colds and sinus trouble. Health officials later found the amoeba in the home's water system. The problem was confined to the house; it wasn't found in city water samples, said Dr. Raoult Ratard, Louisiana's state epidemiologist. The young man, who was only identified as in his 20s and from...
  • "Brain-eating amoeba claims second victim this month

    08/17/2011 12:24:53 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 25 replies
    A parasite known as the "brain-eating amoeba" has claimed its second young American victim this month. Christian Strickland, a 9-year-old from Henrico County in Virginia contracted an infection after visiting a fishing camp in his state. He died of meningitis on August 5. This week, health department officials confirmed that the deadly amoeba--officially known as "Naegleria fowleri"--was to blame. "Sadly, we have had a Naegleria infection in Virginia this summer," Dr. Keri Hall of the Virginia Department of Health, told The Richmond Times-Dispatch. "It's important that people be aware of . . . safe swimming messages." Earlier this month, Courtney...
  • Putin Thinks The United States Is A "Parasite" On The Global Economy

    08/01/2011 3:06:40 PM PDT · by blam · 29 replies
    TBI ^ | 8-1-2011 | Adam Taylor
    Putin Thinks The United States Is A "Parasite" On The Global Economy Adam Taylor Aug. 1, 2011, 4:58 PM Vladimir Putin said Monday that the dominance of the dollar was a threat to global markets and the United States was "a parasite", reports Reuters. The Russian Prime Minister was talking to a Kremlin youth group while touring its summer camp north of Moscow. "They are living beyond their means and shifting a part of the weight of their problems to the world economy," Putin said. "They are living like parasites off the global economy and their monopoly of the dollar."...
  • Putin says U.S. is a "parasite" on global economy

    08/01/2011 2:33:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    reuters ^ | 7/31/11 | LAKE SELIGER, Russia
    (Reuters) - Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin accused the United States Monday of living beyond its means "like a parasite" on the global economy and said dollar dominance was a threat to the financial markets. "They are living beyond their means and shifting a part of the weight of their problems to the world economy," Putin told a Kremlin youth group while touring its summer camp north of Moscow. "They are living like parasites off the global economy and their monopoly of the dollar." President Barack Obama announced a last-ditch deal to cut about $2.4 trillion from the U.S. deficit...
  • Sexually transmitted parasite Trichomonas vaginalis twice as prevalent in women over 40

    07/12/2011 1:33:38 PM PDT · by decimon · 15 replies · 2+ views
    Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions ^ | July 12, 2011 | Unknown
    Johns Hopkins expert calls for testing and mandatory reportingA Johns Hopkins infectious disease expert is calling for all sexually active American women age 40 and older to get tested for the parasite Trichomonas vaginalis after new study evidence found that the sexually transmitted disease (STD) is more than twice as common in this age group than previously thought. Screening is especially important because in many cases there are no symptoms. "We usually think of STDs as more prevalent in young people, but our study results clearly show that with trichomonas, while too many young people have it, even more, older...
  • Senator questions benefits to (30 Yr. Old adult baby Coburn sees possible fraud

    05/18/2011 7:44:51 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 41 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5-16-11 | Stephen Dinan
    A key senator has asked the Social Security Administration to investigate how people who live their lives role-playing as adult babies are able to get taxpayer-funded disability payments after one of them was featured on a recent reality TV episode wearing diapers, feeding from a bottle and using an adult-sized crib he built. Sen. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican and the Senates top waste-watcher, asked the agencys inspector general to look into 30-year-old Stanley Thornton Jr. and his roommate, Sandra Dias, who acts as his mother, saying its not clear why they are collecting Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits instead...
  • Thousands protest deep spending cuts in education, human services

    04/07/2011 11:25:09 AM PDT · by cweese · 16 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | April 6, 2011 | Chuck Lindell
    Led by union workers from across Texas, thousands of chanting marchers converged on the Capitol on Wednesday to protest the recently passed House budget's deep spending cuts to education, health care and state jobs. "We are all in this together," Judy Lugo, president of the Texas State Employees Union, told the raucous, cheering crowd on the south steps of the Capitol. "Every Texan, now and for years to come, will suffer the consequences if the Texas Legislature does not change course." Shortly before the rally, conservative and tea party activists held a news conference on the other side of the...
  • Children Conceived After Death of Parent Face Uphill Battle for Inheritance Rights

    03/26/2011 9:08:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | March 26, 2011 | Stephen Clark
    Melissa Amen conceived her 3-year-old daughter, Kayah, seven days after Kayah's father died of cancer. "It's my miracle," the 28-year-old Nebraska resident told FoxNews.com. Melissa and her husband, Joshua, struggled for two years to have a child before she conceived through intrauterine insemination. Joshua had stored his sperm in a bank in case treatments for his cancer rendered him sterile. They were planning to raise a family together despite his three-year battle with cancer. Now Amen faces her own battle: Winning Social Security benefits for Kayah from a federal government that, in essence, doesn't recognize Joshua as the father. The...
  • Extinct humans left louse legacy(Homo Erectus and Homo Sapiens)

    10/16/2004 3:53:39 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies · 1,281+ views
    BBC News ^ | 10/06/04 | Paul Rincon
    Extinct humans left louse legacy By Paul Rincon BBC News Online science staff The evolutionary history of head lice is tied very closely to that of their hosts Some head lice infesting people today were probably spread to us thousands of years ago by an extinct species of early human, a genetics study reveals. It shows that when our ancestors left Africa after 100,000 years ago, they made direct contact with tribes of "archaic" peoples, probably in Asia. Lice could have jumped from them on to our ancestors during fights, sex, clothes-sharing or even cannibalism. Details of the research appear...
  • Funding cuts leave many without home heating assistance in Macon

    12/17/2010 7:37:23 AM PST · by from occupied ga · 2 replies · 1+ views
    macon.com ^ | 12/16/2010 | phillip ramati
    When Eugene Jenkins showed up at St. Paul AME Church at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, he didnt know he would be one of the last people to get a ticket for assistance with his heating bill.He waited in line until 7 a.m., when officials started to hand out the tickets, then went home for a few hours before returning at 10 a.m. By the time he had finished up his paperwork, it was 1:15 p.m., making for a long day. Jenkins was one of the lucky ones in Macon, though. Other people were turned away because the Macon-Bibb County Economic Opportunity...
  • Voinovich: Congress must find agreement on key issues (RINO ALERT)

    10/30/2010 11:21:15 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | 2010-10-25 | Peter Hamby
    Columbus, Ohio (CNN) - Retiring Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio, said Monday that the upcoming lame duck session of Congress should work together on a handful of key issues to demonstrate a commitment to problem-solving rather than partisan bickering. (snip) He suggested that in the lame duck session, the 18-member bipartisan debt commission should endorse recommendations to help repair the country's deep budget deficit. He called on lawmakers to listen to the commission and have "the courage to move forward and do the tough things that need to be done for our country." (snip) "Once we are elected we ought to...
  • Collembola Infestation in Humans

    09/26/2010 7:22:31 PM PDT · by gov_bean_ counter · 45 replies
    Me | 26 Sep 2010 | gov_bean_ counter
    My wife and I seem to have become the hosts for a skin parasite. Mine is localized, however my wife's condition is much more serious. Most of the literature we have seen does not recongize collembola as a parasite able to impact humans. My wife has been told by a dermatoligist that the bugs only exist in her mind. We have been able to extract whole specimens from our skin and take a look at it under a microscope. What we have seen isn't any figment. Nasty looking bug.
  • Inside story of Michelle's trip (Damage control)

    08/09/2010 4:51:11 AM PDT · by maggief · 202 replies · 2+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 9, 2010 | Lynn Sweet
    WASHINGTON--Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha returned from Spain on Sunday, a vacation at a lavish hotel on the Mediterranean coast that triggered her first controversy since becoming first lady. I'm told she made the trip because she promised one of her closest friends, a longtime Chicago pal who just lost her father, she would spend time with her. (snip) So why did Mrs. Obama go to Spain at this time? She's not tone-deaf politically. What was behind the "mother-daughter" vacation? A White House source told me that Blanchard's father passed away and Mrs. Obama was not able to make the...
  • Parasite (code name: POTUS) --Tasty Video Nugget for this 4th of July Weekend

    07/02/2010 12:42:03 PM PDT · by PatrioticPeasant · 3 replies
    JoeDanMedia ^ | July 2, 2010 | Joe Dan Gorman
    This absolutely rocks guys. The 'Community Organizer in Chief' Gets smacked upside the head by JoeDanMedia. Parasite (code name: POTUS)