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  • Pittsburgh police detectives asked to bring riot gear in case President Trump fires Robert Mueller

    04/18/2018 12:17:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 18, 2018 | BY MEGAN CERULLO
    Pittsburgh police detectives will report for duty with riot gear Thursday, in anticipation of a potential large scale protest should President Trump decide to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Major Crimes Commander Victor Joseph instructed his unit to bring ďa full uniform and any issued protective equipment (riot gear) with them to work until further notice,Ē WPXI.com reported. The memo was issued based on ďinformation of a potential large scale protest in the Central Business District.Ē ďThere is a belief that President Trump will soon move to fire Special Prosecutor Mueller. This would result in a large protest within 24...
  • Climate Change Is Causing a Dangerous Uptick in Cases of Lyme Disease

    04/17/2018 6:19:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 73 replies
    Pacific Standard ^ | April 16, 2018 | by Gabriela Serrato Marks
    After reading Mary Beth Pfeiffer's engrossing new book, Lyme, you will probably want to kill any tick you can find, donate to Lyme research, and find out if you are at risk for tick-borne diseases. Spoiler alert: Your risk is likely increasing. Ticks, some of whom carry the pathogenic bacteria that causes Lyme, can now survive in environments where they would have frozen to death 30 years ago. The good news is that there's a lot of new research coming out about stopping and treating tick-borne illnesses, and a good new book that connects the dots between climate change, ticks,...
  • Gloria Allred no longer representing Summer Zervos against Trump

    03/30/2018 2:28:17 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | March 30, 2018 | By Sonia Moghe
    Women's rights attorney Gloria Allred has withdrawn from representing Summer Zervos in her defamation suit against President Donald Trump. "Our withdrawal has nothing to do with the merits of her case against President Trump," Allred said. "We will have no comment regarding the reasons for our firm's withdrawal. We continue to wish Summer the very best in her pursuit of justice." Zervos said in a statement Friday that she "decided to part ways with Gloria Allred purely for personal reasons, having nothing to do with her work as my attorney.
  • OR woman's eye worm infection a first for humans

    02/12/2018 6:18:51 PM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    KOIN ^ | 2/12/18 | Kevin Harden
    By the time Abby Beckley pulled the second wiggly translucent worm from her left eye in August 2016, she knew something weird and unusual was happening.The 26-year-old woman from Brookings who was working as a summer deck hand on the Chirikof, a 58-foot commercial fishing boat plying the waters of Southeast Alaska near Prince of Wales Island, was puzzled by the tiny worms that wiggled and died on her index finger minutes after she gently tugged them from her irritated eye.Beckley and a friend searched the Internet for answers, but found little information that helped. At first, they thought it...
  • Young couple contracts hookworms in feet at Punta Cana beach resort

    01/29/2018 6:54:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 28, 2018 | Nicole Darrah
    A young Canadian couple who recently returned from the Dominican Republic is warning those who are planning to travel ďsomewhere tropicalĒ about the risks of walking barefoot in the sand after coming home with ďincredibly itchyĒ feet ó which turned out to be parasites.
  • North Korean soldierís medical report exposes the regimeís evil

    11/24/2017 10:29:59 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 87 replies
    NY Post ^ | Nov 24, 2017 | Post Editorial Board
    ĎOhĒ is all thatís known for the name of the North Korean soldier whose escape to South Korea became a viral video. But we do have a bit more to the story. Shots hit the 24-year-old five times in the lungs and intestines as he ran to freedom in the heavily guarded border zone. Heís now recovering in intensive care. His stomach contained raw corn kernels ó a clear sign of brutal food shortages, though North Koreaís border guards are usually the regimeís most trusted, and favored, troops. With ďmore than 20 years of experience as a surgeon,Ē said Lee...
  • North Korean Defector had 10-Inch Parasite in His Stomach, Unlike Anything Surgeon Had Seen Before

    11/16/2017 9:24:43 AM PST · by Enchante · 16 replies
    Newsweak via Yahoo News ^ | November 16, 2017 | Sofia Lotto Persio
    An experienced South Korean surgeon operating on a defector from North Korea has described his shock upon finding dozens of unusual parasites inside the manís stomach, suggesting widespread health issues among the population of the secretive state.... ..."I have been doing surgery for more than 20 years, but I have not seen such parasites. I will not be able to find them in [South] Korea," said Lee, who is a respected trauma specialist in the country.
  • N. Korea: KIM JONG UN MAY HAVE CAUSED A PARASITIC WORM EPIDEMIC IN NORTH KOREA BY MAKING FARMERS...

    11/18/2017 6:14:33 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 104 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 11/17/17 | CALLUM PATON
    KIM JONG UN MAY HAVE CAUSED A PARASITIC WORM EPIDEMIC IN NORTH KOREA BY MAKING FARMERS SPREAD HUMAN FAECES ON THEIR CROPS The prevalence of parasitic worms causing health problems in North Korea may be the result of a personal intervention by Kim Jong Un, who urged farmers to spread human excrement on their fields to fertilize crops. The hermit nationís leader issued an instruction to farmers in 2014 telling them to use human faeces with animal waste and organic compost on their fields. With a lack of livestock to provide animal fertilizer, agriculturists poured the human excrement, also known...
  • Livid Woman Screams About Veteranís Service Dog In Delaware Restaurant

    09/22/2017 5:28:27 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 86 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | 22 SEP 2017 | N/A
    A video of a woman screaming about a veteranís service dog being inside a Delaware restaurant has caught the attention of the internet. It happened at Kathyís Crab House in Delaware City. The unidentified woman was filmed screaming about how disgusting she thought it was that an animal was inside the eatery.
  • Climate Change Threatens the Worldís Parasites (Thatís Not Good)

    09/14/2017 7:48:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 13, 2017 | by Carl Zimmer
    Animals around the world are on the move. So are their parasites. Recently, scientists carried out the first large-scale study of what climate change may do to the worldís much-loathed parasites. The team came to a startling conclusion: as many as one in three parasite species may face extinction in the next century. As global warming raises the planetís temperature, the researchers found, many species will lose territory in which to survive. Some of their hosts will be lost, too. ďIt still absolutely blows me away,Ē said Colin J. Carlson, lead author of the study and a graduate student at...
  • libcom.org: an introduction

    08/17/2017 11:42:42 PM PDT · by Vendome · 7 replies
    libcom.org ^ | 1999 | About Us Editorial
    For those things which we enjoy most in life - friendship, love, play - the idea of giving them a price is absurd or even obscene. The idea strikes us as absurd because the market does not work by the same principles we do. 'Market forces' leave hundreds of millions starving in a world with surplus food. Millions die of preventable diseases while pharmaceutical companies spend more on marketing than basic research. The market does not recognise human needs unless they are backed up with cash. The only way to get the cash is to work for a boss or...
  • Raccoon Roundworms (Baylisascaris procyonis)

    08/06/2017 10:42:32 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 47 replies
    Eaton Rapids Joe ^ | 8/6/17 | Joe Mama
    Raccoon Roundworms (Baylisascaris procyonis) Raccoon Roundworms (Baylisascaris procyonis) may be the perfect biological weapon. The common raccoon is the primary host for this parasite.† Not only have urban areas been a windfall for raccoon populations, but the closer proximity facilitates the raccoon-to-raccoon transmission of this worm. Typical rural habitat might contain 10 raccoons per square mile.† Prime, bottomland habitat might support 20 raccoons per square mile.† Urban habitats have been documented as holding 130-to-390 raccoons per square mile.† And, of course, urban habitats increase the exposure of humans to raccoon poop. Baylisascaris procyonis† The adult worm on the left is...
  • Democrats look to run on more than just opposition to Trump

    08/02/2017 12:04:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 2, 2017 | By Paul Kane
    Democrats, after analyzing their miserable 2016 showing, found voters didnít know where the party stood on key economic issues. Starting now, they want to build an economic identity so that their candidates can run next year on something more than just opposition to President Trump. The pressure point, however, is crafting an agenda that balances the needs of energizing anti-Trump liberal activists without driving away centrist voters and Republicans disillusioned with the president and the lack of results coming from the GOP-led Congress. Without winning a significant bloc of Republican voters in next yearís Senate races, Democrats will fall deeper...
  • PARASITES IN US HEALTH CARE

    07/24/2017 8:13:57 PM PDT · by NGC 6822 · 81 replies
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    PARASITES IN US HEALTH CARE In early May my wife and I returned from a short vacation in Peru. Two weeks later I came down with severe diarrhea that has now continued unabated for six weeks. The cause has been identified as a parasiteóBlastasytis Species. This parasite is believed to be present in 23% of the American population and 100% of people in ďless developed countriesĒ (Wikipedia). Albendazole is the first line of treatment for this infection. Albendazole tablets are sold throughout the world (outside of the US) for 1 penny to six cents each and are usually available as...
  • Parasitic Worm in Walrus Meat Infects 10 People in Alaska

    07/06/2017 8:00:02 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 46 replies
    Live Science ^ | Jul 6, 2017 | Rachael Rettner
    Ten people in Alaska were recently infected with what is now a relatively rare parasitic worm that they got from eating walrus meat, according to a new report.
  • Reform of Presidential Pensions Proposed [semi-satire]

    05/08/2017 11:01:29 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 May 2017 | John Semmens
    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) are planning to introduce legislation that would take a former president's other sources of income into account in determining the size of his or her pension. "Look, the $207,800 per year currently awarded to the nation's ex-presidents is there to ensure that someone who has served can live comfortably," Chaffetz argued. "However, as things currently stand, ex-presidents are cashing in when they retire. They write books and give speeches and make millions every year. The pension is tiny in comparison. What our bill would do is reduce the pension by the...
  • GRAVEYARDS ARE FILLED WITH IRREPLACEABLE (WO)MEN

    03/08/2017 5:59:29 PM PST · by Parody · 14 replies
    Instapundit ^ | March 8, 2017 | Stephen Green
    GRAVEYARDS ARE FILLED WITH IRREPLACEABLE (WO)MEN:Welcome to the real world.UPDATE (FROM GLENN): I had lunch at Shoney‚Äôs today. All the waitresses seemed to have shown up. Related: ‚ÄėA Day Without a Woman‚Äô is a strike for privileged protesters. ‚ÄúMake no mistake, March 8 will mostly be a day without women who can afford to skip work, shuffle childcare and household duties to someone else, and shop at stores that are likely to open at 10 and close at 5.‚ÄĚ Lots of public employees taking a day of ‚Äúpersonal leave‚ÄĚ by all appearances.
  • A Horrifying List of Creatures That Can Crawl Into Your Body

    02/17/2017 4:08:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    Nationak Geographic ^ | FEBRUARY 14, 2017 | Erika Engelhaupt
    First, letís clear something up about recent reports of a live cockroach pulled from a womanís skull. It was technically in her skull, between her eyesóbut if you stick your little finger in your ear, thatís technically in your skull too. More precisely, the roach had crawled into her sinuses. In a video that has gone viral, the roach is seen wriggling through pink flesh and eventually being pulled live from the Indian womanís sinuses, after entering her nose while she slept. M.N. Shankar of Stanley Medical College Hospital in Chennai, India, confirmed to National Geographic in an email that...
  • FEDERAL AGENCIES Tears, angst as workforce braces for Trump takeover

    11/13/2016 9:31:46 AM PST · by ColdOne · 125 replies
    eenews.net ^ | 11/11/16 | Robin Bravender and Kevin Bogardus
    U.S. EPA employees were in tears. Worried Energy Department staffers were offered counseling. Some federal employees were so depressed, they took time off. Others might retire early. And some employees are in downright panic mode in the aftermath of Donald Trump's victory. "People are upset. Some people took the day off because they were depressed," said John O'Grady, president of American Federation of Government Employees Council 238, a union that represents thousands of EPA employees. After Election Day, "people were crying," added O'Grady, who works in EPA's Region 5 office in Chicago. "They were recommending that people take sick leave...
  • [South Texas:]Dozens of nilgai antelope killed to stop tick spread

    04/08/2007 4:19:18 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 14 replies · 407+ views
    Valley Morning Star/AP ^ | April 7, 2007 | LYNN BREZOSKY
    BROWNSVILLE, Texas ó South Texas ranchers brought nilgai antelope from a California zoo decades ago, when it became fashionable to stock their sprawling acreage with exotic quarry. These days the species native to India and Pakistan are not so much a rarity in South Texas as a nuisance. For cattle ranchers they are a possible nemesis, threatening to spread a deadly tick to their herds. Federal wildlife officials say they are competing with native Rio Grande Valley species for food and trampling the brush they are trying so hard to preserve. The fast-running, 600-pound antelope have wandered all around the...