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  • Nassim Taleb: Here's What People Don't Understand About Ebola

    10/17/2014 3:57:05 PM PDT · by blam · 60 replies
    BI ^ | 10-17-2014 | Shane Ferro
    Shane Ferro October 17, 2014Multiplication — that's what people don't understand about Ebola, according to Nassim Taleb, the author of "Fooled by Randomness" and "The Black Swan." More specifically, Taleb explained to Business Insider that many people talking about the disease don't "have a grasp of the severity of the multiplicative process." The argument that the US should be more worried about a disease like cancer — which has more stable rates of infection than Ebola does currently — is a logic that Taleb calls "the empiricism of the idiots." The basic idea: The growth rate of Ebola infection is...
  • Liberia: What You're Not Hearing About Ebola - Campaign to 'Kick It Out'

    08/04/2014 6:32:42 AM PDT · by Black Agnes · 17 replies
    AllAfrica.com ^ | August 3, 2014 | Boakai Fofana
    Monrovia — Monrovia's streets were buzzing. In my amazement that an air of normalcy seems to prevail despite the emergency measures, I paid little heed to buckets of chlorinated water at the entrance of a local bank. "Sir, sir, please.." the security guard called out to me, gesturing to the transparent plastic containers on a wooden chair. It was a familiar site; virtually every point of convergence now has one. Regular hand washing has become the norm, and security guards must ensure there's no exception. A couple of weeks back it was easy to stumble upon small groups questioning whether...
  • Chili peppers can decrease colorectal cancer risk, claims new research

    08/02/2014 6:16:12 AM PDT · by Innovative · 50 replies
    Tech Times ^ | Aug 2, 2014 | Judy Mottl
    If you don't eat chili peppers or hot curry much you may want to reassess that given new research that claims the peppers and curry can play a role in reducing the risk of colorectal and bowel tumors, as well as extend a person's lifespan by 30 percent. The study claims the active ingredient in chili peppers, called dietary capsaicin, decreases the cancer risk as it triggers chronic activation of an ion channel called TRPV1, which is a sensory neuron that protects the intestine against acidity and spicy chemicals. In essence adding chili peppers and hot curries to the diet...
  • WHO warns HIV 'exploding' among gay men, urges preventive drugs

    07/14/2014 6:05:55 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 33 replies
    AFP ^ | 11 July 14 | Diptendu Dutta
    HIV infections are rising among gay men in many parts of the world, the World Health Organization warned Friday, urging all men who have sex with men to take antiretroviral drugs to prevent infection. "We are seeing exploding epidemics," warned Gottfried Hirnschall, who heads WHO's HIV department. Infection rates are rising again among men who have sex with men -- the group at the epicentre of AIDS pandemic when it first emerged 33 years ago, he told reporters in Geneva. While images of skeletal men dying of AIDS in the 1980s pushed the world to act, a younger generation that...
  • Novel Protein CPTP Offers Hope for Treatment of Cancer and Other Diseases

    08/07/2013 7:35:02 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 13 replies
    Sci-News ^ | August 6, 2013 | Sci-News
    The scientists discovered that the ceramide-1 phosphate transport protein (CPTP) regulates levels of biologically active lipids, which are molecules such as fatty acids that often play a role in cell signaling. They found that CPTP's main function is to transport ceramide-1-phosphate (C1P), a lipid that helps regulate cell growth, survival, migration and inflammation. Specifically, C1P increases the production of pro-inflammatory eicosanoids – powerful signaling molecules that contribute to chronic inflammation in diseases such as cancer, asthma, atherosclerosis and thrombosis – and the discovery of CPTP sheds a light on the cellular mechanisms that contribute to these diseases. "We may have...
  • F.B.I. Said to Find It Could Not Have Averted Boston Attack (o rly?)

    08/01/2013 9:29:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 1, 2013 | Michael S. Schmidt
    The F.B.I. has concluded that there was little its agents could have done to prevent the Boston Marathon bombings, according to law enforcement officials, rejecting criticism that it could have better monitored one of the suspects before the attack. That conclusion is based on several internal reviews that examined how the bureau handled a request from a Russian intelligence agency in 2011 to investigate whether one of the suspects, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, had been radicalized during his time in the United States. … Members of Congress have contended that the F.B.I. should have done a more extensive investigation of Mr. Tsarnaev...
  • IL:A real way to prevent killings

    07/08/2013 9:57:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 3 July, 2013 | Dr. Keith Ablow
    The results of a University of Chicago study on preventing homicide amongst young men are a start toward solving that city’s (and other cities’) plague of violence. The National Bureau of Economic Research has released data from the university’s Crime Lab that shows that cognitive behavioral therapy—in which young people are taught to observe their thought patterns and change them—can prevent homicide, at least while the therapy is ongoing. The theory behind the study was that a large percentage of the violent acts of young people are not planned. Instead, they occur almost instantaneously, when conflict erupts and horrible reflexes...
  • Obama administration has SLASHED budget for domestic bombing prevention by 45 per cent,

    04/16/2013 5:03:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/16/13 | David Martosko
    Barack Obama's administration has cut the budget nearly in half for preventing domestic bombings, MailOnline can reveal. Under President George W. Bush, the Department of Homeland Security had $20 million allocated for preventing the use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) by terrorists working inside the United States. The current White House has cut that funding down to $11 million. That assessment comes from Robert Liscouski, a former Homeland Security Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection, in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15 that killed three Americans and injured at least 173 others. He told MailOnline that the...
  • Active shooters in schools: The enemy is denial

    12/15/2012 8:31:50 PM PST · by Washi · 14 replies
    PoliceOne.com ^ | May 5, 2010 | Doug Wyllie
    “In 1998,” Grossman said, “school violence claimed what at the time was an all time record number of kids’ lives. In that year there were 35 dead and a quarter of a million serious injuries due to violence in the school. How many killed by fire that year? Zero. But we hear people say, ‘That’s the year Columbine happened, that’s an anomaly.’ Well, in 2004 we had a new all time record — 48 dead in the schools from violence. How many killed by fire that year? Zero. Let’s assign some grades. Put your teacher hat on and give out...
  • Vitamin D and Cancer Prevention

    11/07/2011 6:04:13 PM PST · by caveat emptor · 24 replies
    Cervical Cancer Clinic Blog ^ | June 3, 2011 | Cedric Garland, Dr. PH
    Can vitamin D help prevent certain cancers and other diseases such as type 1 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and certain autoimmune and chronic diseases? To answer these questions and more, UCSD School of Medicine and GrassrootsHealth bring you this innovative series on vitamin D deficiency. Join nationally recognized experts as they discuss the latest research and its implications. In this program, Cedric Garland, Dr. PH, discusses the expected vitamin D serum level for cancer prevention. Series: Vitamin D Deficiency – Treatment and Diagnosis [2/2009] [Health and Medicine] [Professional Medical Education] [Show ID: 15767]
  • Survivor Shares Story to Combat Troop Suicides

    06/11/2010 10:21:11 AM PDT · by SandRat · 28 replies · 658+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 11, 2010 – Kim Ruocco hung up the phone with her husband, relieved he had finally agreed to seek help for his increasingly severe bouts of depression. Marine Corps Maj. John Ruocco poses for a picture with his wife, Kim, and children, Joey, right, and Billy, in November 2004. The major committed suicide in 2005 after a long battle with depression. His wife has devoted herself to suicide prevention and assisting survivors. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Still, she had a nagging feeling that something wasn’t right. She decided to catch a red eye flight...
  • Republicans introduce bill to prevent Euro bailout

    05/14/2010 10:10:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies · 2,071+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 05/14/2010 | David Weigel
    After a week of preemptive attacks on a possible IMF bailout of Greece, Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) introduces the European Bailout Protection Act, aimed at preventing taxpayer dollars from going to a rescue plan. "This legislation would require that countries like Greece cut spending and put their own fiscal house in order," says Pence, backed up by other members of the House GOP, "instead of looking to the United States for a bailout. We face record unemployment and a debt crisis of our own, and American taxpayers should not be forced to bear the risk for nations that have avoided...
  • Health Care and Child Abuse Prevention Month

    04/22/2010 6:34:52 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 1 replies · 77+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 4/22/2010 | Mark Roberts
    hild abuse. The mere thought of it sends chills down your spine and makes your hair stand on end. For those who suffer it, the nightmare continues for a lifetime, or until death at an early age. For those who are guilty of perpetrating the crime, the punishment cannot be severe enough or the shame of it great enough. Forgiveness of the incident is hard to provide, and treatment of the psychological effects is long term. Some victims never recover, even as adults. Others who have been scarred emotionally, physically, spiritually, and mentally carry the memories forever. Those who are...
  • States not using new tobacco tax for prevention (Surprise Surprise.. NOT!)

    04/08/2010 11:01:35 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 49 replies · 791+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 4/8/10 | JoAnne Allen
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fourteen states and the District of Columbia raised cigarette taxes in 2009, but none of the new money went to programs to cut smoking and prevent tobacco-related disease, U.S. health officials said on Thursday. Higher cigarette taxes can substantially curb smoking but states can make an even bigger dent by investing the new funds in programs to help people quit, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. "None of the 15 states dedicated any of the new excise tax revenue by statute to tobacco control," lead author Karen Debrot of the CDC's Office on Smoking...
  • Man killed by San Angelo jewelry store employee [Would-be Robber no Longer Is]

    03/31/2010 2:10:55 PM PDT · by yetidog · 16 replies · 1,084+ views
    SAN ANGELO, Texas — An employee at Cano's Diamonds, 2705 Sherwood Way, this afternoon shot and killed a man who police said was trying to rob the store. The shooting occurred about 1 p.m. The employee and the owner were the only people in the store. "He's a little shaken, and understandably so," said San Angelo Police Department Lt. David Howard when asked about the employee who shot the man. Police were awaiting the arrival of a Justice of the Peace at 2:15 p.m. and said they were still trying to identify the dead man. The store is across the...
  • Is Preventative Care Really Cost Effective?

    03/09/2010 6:59:01 PM PST · by hagendaz · 18 replies · 367+ views
    I keep hearing Obama and Pelosi saying we need to increase preventative care to lower the cost of healthcare. I would concede the point that preventative care can potentially improve the quality and length of one’s life, but how does it lower healthcare costs in the long run? Isn’t someone who takes great care of his or herself going to require more healthcare over their life than someone who eats fast food every day and drops dead of a massive coronary at age 50. Does preventative care prevent death? Well until it does, I have to assume we will all...
  • How to Make a Cheap Roof Rake

    02/16/2010 12:36:43 PM PST · by Vigilanteman · 17 replies · 927+ views
    eHow ^ | 16 Feb 2010 | Clawmute
    Leapin' lizards Batman! You mean in addition to having to rake all those leaves from the yard we have to rake the roof too? That's right Robin lad. If you have a barn, tool shed, equipment or garden shed that has a galvanized steel roof and is subject to a build up of leaves then you're going to have to remove them. Leaves, especially Oak leaves are high in tannic acid and if you let them build up for a relatively short period of time they will destroy the galvanized coating on the metal and leave nothing but a coat...
  • Detroit explosive common, easily detectible

    12/27/2009 5:09:33 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 43 replies · 1,907+ views
    AP ^ | December 27, 2009 | By PAMELA HESS and EILEEN SULLIVAN
    The explosive device used by the would-be Detroit bomber contained a widely available - and easily detected - chemical explosive that has a long history of terrorist use, according to government officials and explosive experts. SNIP PETN was widely used in the plastic explosives terrorists used to blow up airplanes in the 1970s and 1980s. Investigators say Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab hid an explosive device on his body when he traveled from Amsterdam to Detroit. They say PETN was hidden in a condom or condom-like bag just below his torso. Abdulmutallab also had a syringe filled with liquid. One law enforcement...
  • Islamic attacks on our airline industry

    12/27/2009 5:05:10 PM PST · by PoliticalEthics · 14 replies · 968+ views
    CUAT (Citizens United Against Terror) Blog ^ | 12/27/09 | linked to Douglas J. Hagmann
    14 December 2009: Once aboard the plane, they spoke loudly in Arabic. They changed seats without authorization. They roamed the plane over the objections of the flight attendants, entering the first class area without permission or legitimate purpose. They moved their stowed luggage from the overhead bins for no apparent reason. One even attempted to open the cockpit door, explaining that he mistakenly thought it was the lavatory. Their behavior was described as disruptive and suspicious, which so alarmed the flight crew that the Muslim passengers were removed from the airplane by order of the captain.
  • China 'covers suicide bridge in butter' (it worked)

    09/04/2009 8:29:57 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 39 replies · 1,340+ views
    China Daily ^ | 09/01/09
    China 'covers suicide bridge in butter' Government officials in south-east China have ordered workers to cover a 1,000 ft long steel bridge in butter to prevent citizens from using it to attempt suicide. All the climbable surfaces on the structure in Guangzhou have been covered in greasy fat to put an end to the spate of people threatening to jump from it, The Sun reports. Government spokesman Shiu Liang said: "We tried employing guards at both ends but that didn't work - and we put up special fences and notices asking people not to commit suicide here. "None of it...
  • The ‘Preventive Care’ Myth (Prevention is good, but in the aggregate it costs society money)

    08/14/2009 9:15:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies · 445+ views
    National Review ^ | 8/14/2009 | Charles Krauthhammer
    In the 48 hours of June 15–16, President Obama lost the health-care debate. First, a letter from the Congressional Budget Office to Sen. Edward Kennedy reported that his health committee’s reform bill would add $1 trillion in debt over the next decade. Then the CBO reported that the other Senate bill, being written by the Finance Committee, would add $1.6 trillion. The central contradiction of Obamacare was fatally exposed: From his first address to Congress, Obama had insisted on the dire need for restructuring the health-care system because out-of-control costs were bankrupting the Treasury and wrecking the U.S. economy —...
  • Terrorism expert says LNG project lacks safeguards

    05/29/2009 1:41:02 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 363+ views
    "Terrorism expert says LNG project lacks safeguards Opponents of Sparrows Point terminal enlist former CIA official" SNIPPET: "Opponents of a liquefied natural gas terminal in eastern Baltimore County stepped up their attacks Tuesday, hosting an appearance by a former CIA officer who said the $400 million project lacks critical safeguards and raises the specter of terrorism and piracy." SNIPPET: ""AES wants to build this facility without putting in meaningful safeguards to stand up to terrorist threats," Faddis said. In his talk yesterday, Faddis raised the issue of piracy, tying recent incidents on the Indian Ocean to what could happen on...
  • Bristol Palin promotes teen pregnancy prevention

    05/05/2009 9:01:59 AM PDT · by redk · 64 replies · 1,527+ views
    <p>ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Unwed mother Bristol Palin is going to take part in a national campaign to help raise awareness for teen pregnancy prevention.</p>
  • Anything natural that prevents mosquito bites?

    05/04/2009 6:02:16 PM PDT · by Former MSM Viewer · 117 replies · 3,012+ views
    vanity ^ | 5-4-09 | self
    Anything natural that will repel mosquito/bug bites? I have heard garlic pills will repel them, but wife is allergic to garlic...
  • Germicide Might Guard Against HIV Infection

    03/05/2009 12:32:08 AM PST · by jerry557 · 4 replies · 441+ views
    HealthDay via Yahoo ^ | 3/4/2009 | Randy Dotinga
    WEDNESDAY, March 4 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report that a common germ-killing compound prevented transmission of an HIV-like virus in five female monkeys, an encouraging sign that it might also work in humans. The research is still in its early stages. However, the researchers said the compound could eventually make its way into sexual lubricants that women could use to avoid infection with the virus that causes AIDS. "It's a promising lead that we're on to something that's a different way to approach the problem of prevention," said study co-author Dr. Ashley T. Haase, head of the Department of Microbiology...
  • Keeping prevention in perspective: Has the value of screenings been oversold?

    02/01/2009 1:52:04 AM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies · 607+ views
    AMNews ^ | Jan. 26, 2009 | Victoria Stagg Elliott
    <p>Prevention has become a catchword, prompting some experts to question whether physician and patient expectations are realistic.</p> <p>Alfred O. Berg, MD, MPH, believes prevention has been oversold. "As you start looking where the evidence is clear, start doing the math and asking what the actual benefit may be for an individual patient or clinician in practice, it does make you pause," said Dr. Berg, a former head of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and professor of family medicine at the University of Washington.</p>
  • Defense Department, VA Host Suicide Prevention Conference

    01/13/2009 3:34:39 PM PST · by SandRat · 141+ views
    SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 13, 2009 – More than 750 people from the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs and private enterprise -- including social workers, chaplains, researchers, and family members – are gathered here this week for a suicide-prevention conference. Scientists, clinicians and specialists are working to eliminate the stigma that’s often tied to seeking mental health care in the military, Army Brig. Gen. (Dr.) Loree K. Sutton, the Army’s highest ranking psychiatrist, said during remarks on the conference’s opening day yesterday. “The secretary of defense and chairman of the Joint Chiefs have both emphasized [that] seeking help is...
  • Your Pets and Pool Safety...PLEASE READ!

    10/23/2008 9:36:35 PM PDT · by maclogo · 15 replies · 426+ views
    My own personal experience | Larry Ray (maclogo)
    This post is a reminder of those with swimming pools and pets to make sure that you have sufficient safeguards in place to protect your animals from drowning. A couple of weeks ago, our almost 13-year old Lhasa Apso, Woody, who has lived with us at this home for the past 5 years and for 8 years in total, was becoming quite blind in the past year and went through the doggy door in middle of the night, as he does frequently, and accidentally fell into our pool. The motion light apparently was not tripped and he miss-stepped, I'm sure,...
  • How Broccoli Can Reduce Risk Of A Heart Attack

    01/21/2008 6:57:56 PM PST · by blam · 29 replies · 177+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-22-2008 | Nic Fleming
    How broccoli can reduce risk of a heart attack By Nic Fleming, Medical Correspondent Last Updated: 1:42am GMT 22/01/2008 Eating steamed broccoli reduces the risk of a heart attack by boosting the body's ability to fight off cell damage, researchers have found. Previous studies have found people who eat broccoli, especially if raw or lightly cooked, are at lower risk of heart disease and some cancers. Now scientists have found a clear link between high levels of certain substances found in the vegetable and reduced damage caused by hearts being deprived of oxygen. Normal biological processes associated with eating and...
  • Here come the thought police[Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act]

    11/23/2007 4:00:19 PM PST · by BGHater · 53 replies · 80+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 19 Nov 2007 | Ralph E. Shaffer and R. William Robinson
    With overwhelming bipartisan support, Rep. Jane Harman's "Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act" passed the House 404-6 late last month and now rests in Sen. Joe Lieberman's Homeland Security Committee. Swift Senate passage appears certain. Not since the "Patriot Act" of 2001 has any bill so threatened our constitutionally guaranteed rights. The historian Henry Steele Commager, denouncing President John Adams' suppression of free speech in the 1790s, argued that the Bill of Rights was not written to protect government from dissenters but to provide a legal means for citizens to oppose a government they didn't trust. Thomas Jefferson's Declaration...
  • Abortion Predicts Breast Cancer Better Than Other Factors, Study Shows

    10/05/2007 2:32:22 AM PDT · by rhema · 25 replies · 602+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | October 4, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    A new study published in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons yesterday finds that abortion is the best predictor of whether women will contract breast cancer. Abortion also is a better indicator of future breast cancer issue than six other commonly used factors. Patrick Carroll of the Pension and Population Research Institute in London conducted this new study and showed that countries with higher abortion rates, such as England & Wales, could expect a substantial increase in breast cancer incidence. "Induced abortion is found to be the best predictor, and fertility is also a useful predictor," he writes. "The...
  • A Third of Projected Type 2 Diabetes Preventable

    09/27/2007 10:01:45 PM PDT · by IslandJeff · 20 replies · 70+ views
    Scoop: New Zealand ^ | Friday, 28 September 2007, 1:49 pm | Press Release: New Zealand Government
    Press Release: New Zealand Government Hon Pete Hodgson Minister of Health 28 September 2007 A Third of Projected Type 2 Diabetes Preventable The fight against obesity must continue, not only to improve New Zealanders diets and physical activity levels but to prevent obesity-related illnesses like diabetes, Health Minister Pete Hodgson said. A report released today by the Ministry of Health projects that the number of people with diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes may increase from about 120,000 in 2001 to 180,000 in 2011. [snip - Jeff] "The Diabetes Surveillance population-based estimates and projections for New Zealand 2001 - 2011 shows that...
  • Colorado Governor Ritter Signs 26 Bills Into Law Today

    05/22/2007 7:36:48 PM PDT · by Pikachu_Dad · 9 replies · 467+ views
    allamericanpatriots ^ | Tue, 05/15/2007 - 08:21 — | admin
    Colorado Governor Ritter Signs 26 Bills Into Law Today May 14, 2007 -- Colorado Governor Bill Ritter signed 26 bills into law today, including the second-parent adoption and human-sexuality education bills. More than 200 additional bills are pending before the governor, with a deadline of June 4. The bills signed today and their sponsors: HB 1019, Carriers Exempt Public Utilities (Rep. Mike Cerbo and Sen. Joan Fitz-Gerald) HB 1141, Purchase of Metals Record Keeping (Rep. Nancy Todd, Sen. Suzanne Williams) HB 1156, Disclose Source Residential Water Supply (Rep. Marsha Looper, Sen. Ken Gordon) HB 1174, Repeal Sunset Concealed Carry Database...
  • Some Vitamin Supplements Increase Death Risk Say Researchers

    02/28/2007 2:45:16 AM PST · by XR7 · 86 replies · 3,342+ views
    MedicalNewsToday ^ | 2/28/07 | Catharine Paddock
    Vitamin supplements taken by millions of people every day for their health could be increasing their risk of death a new Danish-led study suggests. The study is published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The international research team reviewed the published evidence on beta carotene, vitamin A, vitamin E, Vitamin C and selenium. The team was led by Dr Goran Bjelakovic, from Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark. These dietary supplements are marketed as antioxidants and people take them in the hope they will improve health and guard against diseases like cancer and heart disease by eliminating the free radicals...
  • Sex abuse programs in schools violate the child

    11/01/2006 4:00:09 AM PST · by mj anderson · 278+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | November 1, 2006 | mj anderson
    Popular prevention programs adopted by U.S. Catholic bishops in the wake of the sex-abuse scandal that embroiled the Catholic Church in the United States should be abandoned as ineffective and possibly injurious, conclude medical experts.
  • The Good News About Nuclear Destruction

    08/24/2006 4:37:54 PM PDT · by shanec · 82 replies · 7,259+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | August 24th, 2006 | Shane Connor
    The good news about nuclear destruction Posted: August 24, 20061:00 a.m. Eastern By Shane Connor What possible good news could there ever be about nuclear destruction coming to America, whether it is dirty bombs, terrorist nukes or ICBMs from afar? In a word, they are all survivable for the vast majority of American families, if they know what to do beforehand and have made even the most modest preparations. Tragically, though, most Americans today won't give much credence to this good news, much less seek out such vital life-saving instruction, as they have been jaded by our culture's pervasive myths...
  • Some bloggers need a reality check ~ much-criticized, heavily-flawed Mainstream Media still rules.

    04/28/2006 10:47:02 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 38 replies · 917+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | Apr 28, 2006 12:01 AM ET | Jon Friedman, MarketWatch
    JON FRIEDMAN'S MEDIA WEB Some bloggers need a reality check Commentary: Plus, how Prevention magazine thrives By Jon Friedman, MarketWatch Last Update: 12:01 AM ET Apr 28, 2006 NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Earlier in the week, this blunt headline appeared on CJRDaily, the online arm of the Columbia Journalism Review: "Snow Faces First Test as Press Secretary: Bloggers." Huh? So, we're supposed to assume that the first priority for Tony Snow, the journalist-turned-Bush spokesman, will be to impress and please and placate and assuage and coddle and schmooze the blogging community -- and NOT, say, Helen Thomas or David...
  • Former State Worked Pleads Guilty to Scam

    03/21/2006 5:43:56 AM PST · by Calpernia · 4 replies · 370+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Tuesday, March 21, 2006
    A former state worker pleaded guilty on Monday to charges related to her taking more than 866 (t) thousand public funds meant for a housing and rental-assistance program. Robin Wheeler-Hicks pleaded guilty in state Superior Court in Mercer County to second-degree bribery and theft by deception. The 46-year-old Elizabeth resident is a former Department of Community Affairs senior field representative in Union County. In pleading guilty, she admitted she submitted at least 428 false applications to the state's Homelessness Prevention Program. Under the terms of her plea, Wheeler-Hicks faces up to seven years in state prison and a nearly 831...
  • Bridging the Divide on Abortion

    02/14/2006 1:32:58 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 30 replies · 592+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | February 14, 2006 | E. J. Dionne Jr.
    NEW YORK -- For many staunch supporters and opponents of abortion rights, the search for a third way on the issue seems like so much phony political positioning. ...But there is a new argument on abortion that may establish a more authentic middle ground. It would use government not to outlaw abortion altogether but to reduce its likelihood. And at least one politician, Thomas R. Suozzi, the county executive of New York's Nassau County, has shown that the position involves more than soothing rhetoric. ...Last week Suozzi put money behind his words. He announced nearly $1 million in county government...
  • Fla. Base Set to Open New School on IEDs

    12/17/2005 3:58:53 AM PST · by xzins · 8 replies · 348+ views
    TBO ^ | 16 Dec 05 | Melissa Nelson
    Fla. Base Set to Open New School on IEDs By MELISSA NELSON Associated Press Writer EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) -- With more American soldiers dying in Iraq and Afghanistan from hidden bombs, the military hopes a new advanced explosives school will help troops to detect and disarm the deadly devices. The military showed off X-ray cameras, chemical sensors and advanced robotics Friday, while the military's top bomb-disposal instructors demonstrated some of the latest techniques in combating deadly improvised explosive devices. The new Advanced Explosives Device Disposal School at Eglin Air Force Base officially opens next month. Explosives experts...
  • SUSBloodLabs Terror Prevention Technologies

    10/23/2005 11:14:24 AM PDT · by canadianally · 2 replies · 344+ views
    SUSBlood Labs ^ | October 2005 | Website
    Would-be-terrorists: Take heed! Our strategically placed products eliminate the possibility of paradise for homicide bombers. We are not helpless victims in the global war against terror. The Islamic "Law of Jihad" dictates that Muslim terrorists defiled by pig's blood will not enter paradise. Duly noting this irrefutable law of the Jihad, Susblood Labs has developed a patent pending, product line that combines cryogenically frozen porcine plasma, and other ingredients, that will stop would-be terrorists dead in their tracks.
  • Common Sense Key to Prevent Flu Spread

    10/16/2005 6:03:33 PM PDT · by Aracelis · 20 replies · 717+ views
    Center for Disease Control and Prevention ^ | September 23, 2005 | Center for Disease Control and Prevention
    Good Health Habits Good health habits are also an important way to help prevent the Flu. Avoid close contact. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too. Stay home when you are sick. If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness. Cover your mouth and nose. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick. Clean your...
  • Maryland to begin 'results-based' aid programs - Ehrlich to sign first part today

    08/01/2005 2:55:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies · 420+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | August 1, 2005 | Andrew A. Green
    Betting that larger investment in drug treatment, after-school activities and other programs can reduce incarceration, foster care and remedial education, Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. is expected to sign an agreement today with business and philanthropic leaders designed to shift millions in state spending in the coming years. The central idea of the More for Maryland program, the first phase of which is scheduled to be agreed to today, is that spending on prevention programs with proven track records not only improves the lives of children but also saves money. In what advocates say could be a national model, the...
  • ABORTION-BREAST CANCER NEWS HEADLINES, Letter to the National Catholic Register

    07/24/2005 12:01:01 PM PDT · by Coleus · 37 replies · 788+ views
    Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer ^ | 06.14.05 | Karen Malec
    Dear Friends: I'd like to share with you my letter to the editor of the National Catholic Register addressing Patrick Novecosky's article (June 5-11, 2005) on the abortion-breast cancer research. Readers of our e-newsletter know that Novecosky's article last month discussed the publication of an eye-popping paper by Baruch College Professor Joel Brind.  Brind accused governmental agencies and others of using fraudulent research in an attempt to rub out the idea in the public mind that abortion is a risk factor for breast cancer. My letter to the editor could be entitled, "How governmental agencies and cancer fundraising businesses easily...
  • SNAKE CONTROL 101

    07/22/2005 7:04:20 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 15 replies · 4,178+ views
    The Morning Paper | 07/22/05 | vanity
    SNAKE CONTROL 101 One of our family connections owns a nice home ,overlooking the Arkansas River. The property includes a little island – about twice the size of a tennis court – connected to the homesite by a short,sturdy bridge. I’ve still got a lot of unpleasant “country boy” memories, and I hesitated a bit as we walked across the bridge. “Don’t you worry about snakes ?”, I asked. “ This looks like prime water moccasin territory.” My host chuckled. “ It certainly is ! That’s why I keep the grass cut so short.” It was short : golf course...
  • Russian military chief calls for steps to prevent North Korea nuclear test(using all means)

    05/23/2005 8:44:22 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 92 replies · 3,450+ views
    Pravda ^ | 05/23/05
    Russian military chief calls for steps to prevent North Korea nuclear test 15:47 2005-05-23 Russia's military chief of staff reportedly called Monday for steps to prevent North Korea from conducting nuclear tests, expressing a sense of urgency amid increasing U.S. concern that Pyongyang may soon conduct a test. "Today it is necessary to do everything possible in order not to allow North Korea to conduct (nuclear) tests," the Interfax news agency quoted Gen. Yuri Baluyevsky, chief of the general staff of the armed forces, as saying. He did not specify what might be done to prevent it. Baluyevsky also called...
  • Reducing Unwanted Pregnancies and Abortion Through Prevention in Early Childhood ©

    01/22/2005 7:26:01 PM PST · by adonlan · 3 replies · 262+ views
    Reducing Unwanted Pregnancies and Abortion Through Prevention in Early Childhood © A Proposal By Andrew Kenny Donlan, Ph.D. Few national policy issues are as contentious as abortion, and few so polarize citizens concerned with values and government. Many citizens argue passionately for policies to reduce abortion rates, such as prohibiting late stage abortions or requiring parental and/or father notification. These policies remain divisive, as many individuals advocate fervently that abortion should remain legal and accessible. The lack of consensus among citizens leaves policy makers with insecure ground on which to form politically sustainable public policy. Cultivation of new public policy...
  • Blaming the Victims: An Ecumenical Disaster - ("Evil" SUV drivers caused the tsunami, I guess)

    01/05/2005 10:39:51 AM PST · by CHARLITE · 18 replies · 689+ views
    ACTON.ORG ^ | JANUARY 5, 2005 | JORDAN BALLOR, Associate Editor
    While the death tolls are still mounting from last week’s catastrophe in the Indian Ocean, some prominent religious leaders haven’t wasted any time engaging in politicking and opportunism. Last Thursday, Rev. Sam Kobia, general secretary of the World Council of Churches, and Rev. Ishmael Noko, general secretary of the Lutheran World Federation, issued statements rebuking the United States, among other nations, for not signing on to the Kyoto protocol. Don’t see the link between a massive earthquake and global warming? Kobia and Noko certainly do. The results of the disaster are “a clear warning on what climate change could to...
  • Table of Contents: Intelligence Reform & Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (what's really in it)

    12/08/2004 4:12:53 PM PST · by Wolfstar · 10 replies · 2,194+ views
    C-SPAN.org ^ | 12/8/04 | United States Congress
    TITLE I—REFORM OF THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITYSubtitle A—Establishment of Director of National Intelligence Sec. 1011. Reorganization and improvement of management of intelligence community. Sec. 1012. Revised definition of national intelligence. Sec. 1013. Joint procedures for operational coordination between Department of Defense and Central Intelligence Agency. Sec. 1014. Role of Director of National Intelligence in appointment of certain officials responsible for intelligence-related activities. Sec. 1015. Executive Schedule matters. Sec. 1016. Information sharing. Sec. 1017. Alternative analysis of intelligence by the intelligence community. Sec. 1018. Presidential guidelines on implementation and preservation of authorities. Sec. 1019. Assignment of responsibilities relating to analytic integrity. Sec....
  • GOP helpers needed in MN for poll watchers(stop fraud- vanity)

    10/08/2004 7:24:47 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 4 replies · 261+ views
    me ^ | 10-8-04 | Rakkasan1
    contact your local GOP HQs to get poll watcher training. In MN there can be one from both sides there to just observe. Training is required and can be obtained ,but needs to (obviously) be done soon... courage.