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  • Obama: No 'scare tactics,' Americans like their healthcare (or else...)

    11/08/2015 4:20:46 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/07/15 | Curt Mills
    **SNIP** In addition to touting the opening of the enrollment period, Obama took on the law's critics in his weekly address. "What we're talking about is no longer just a law, and it's certainly not the myths and scare tactics that the cynics have peddled our way for years," Obama said. "This is healthcare in America. And the bottom line is, Americans like it."
  • Hallowe'en is harmless ...

    10/17/2015 4:12:43 AM PDT · by knarf · 122 replies
    ABCNEWS ^ | October 17, 2015 | knarf
    I have been antagonistic against Hallowe'en since I was born again in 1981 ...
  • The Worrywart Generation: The Age of Debilitating Anxieties

    06/15/2015 12:19:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | June 11, 2015 | Ron Ross
    ".....There are good reasons why society admires courage and despises cowardice. Fear is one of the primary subjects taught in primary and secondary schools both public and private. Teaching fear to young people is a kind of collective child abuse. We are raising a generation of paranoid neurotics. Our children are being taught, erroneously, that individuals and the environment are delicate and fragile. ....Those who are the most paranoid seem to know the least about the objects of their anxieties. For example, fear of genetically modified foods, glutens, and hydraulic fracturing are based almost solely on complete ignorance of these...
  • Editorial: In wake of Yale-New Haven Ebola scare, emergency response impressive

    10/16/2014 6:31:41 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 4 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | Oct 16, 2014 | Register Staff
    The patient is one of two Yale School of Public Health doctoral students who recently returned from Liberia. The students were not in direct contact with Ebola patients in Liberia, but officials said the student interacted with at least one person who was later diagnosed with Ebola. Workers at the Yale School of Public Health expressed legitimate concerns Thursday about whether sufficient precautions were taken upon the students’ return. The students volunteered to stay away from work for 21 days, but school officials decided that was not necessary. School of Public Health Dean Paul Cleary explained in a letter to...
  • "If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan....

    11/04/2013 3:32:48 AM PST · by BulletBobCo · 6 replies
    You Tube ^ | Potus and Totus
    23 times in 1:35

    11/04/2013 3:00:17 AM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Powerline ^ | 11/4/2013 | STEVEN HAYWARD
    With Obamacare shaping up as a public policy disaster that is the equivalent of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, the Hindenburg, the Bay of Pigs, and Desert One combined, perhaps we should go back and take in Ronald Reagan’s warning about this back in 1961.  Reagan said that socializing health care would require socializing the patients, and voila, we have Obamacare canceling insurance plans previously agreed to between consenting adults.But Reagan also warned that doctors would come to be regulated, too: Today, the relationship between patient and doctor in this country is something to be envied any place. The privacy, the...
  • Britney Spears' Music Used by British Navy to Scare Off Somali Pirates

    10/30/2013 1:09:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday 29 October 2013 | Tim Jonze
    'As soon as the pirates get a blast of Britney, they move on as quickly as they can,' says merchant naval officerIn an excellent case of "here's a sentence you won't read every day", Britney Spears has emerged as an unlikely figurehead in the fight against Somali pirates. According to reports, Britney's hits, including Oops! I Did It Again and Baby One More Time, are being employed by British naval officers in an attempt to scare off pirates along the east coast of Africa. Perhaps nothing else – not guns, not harpoons – is quite as intimidating as the sound...
  • Sebelius: 'Scare Tactics Are Being Used Which May Actually Prevent People From Getting Healthy'

    09/23/2013 6:15:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/23/13 | Penny Starr
    ( – Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the Florida governor is using “scare tactics” that can hurt people’s health by not allowing so-called navigators to set up shop in a county health building to enroll people in health insurance exchanges mandated by Obamacare, according to National Public Radio. "It's unfortunate that scare tactics are being used which may actually prevent people from getting healthy in the first place," Sebelius said Sept. 18 on NPR’s “Morning Edition.” Gov. Rick Scott, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty met in August about how the $54 million...
  • Obama's Scare & Bully Tactics

    02/28/2013 10:45:59 AM PST · by Guido2012 · 3 replies
    Set Our Children Free ^ | 2/28/13 | Tony Caruso
    So now, Barack Obama (I refuse to use the word “president” because that would imply leadership) has distanced himself from all responsibility for releasing illegal alien criminals upon us because of the pending sequestration budget cuts. The cuts have not even happened, and may not happen, but he is punishing us ahead of time because we, the people, have not put enough pressure on Congress to cave in to his demands. How many murders and rapes of Americans will be attributed to this latest release of illegals? None will ever be acknowledged by the lapdog government agents who call themselves...
  • O.C. man, others restrain erratic airline passenger with belts

    09/27/2012 7:47:46 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    OC Register ^ | Sep 27, 2012
    O.C. man, others restrain erratic airline passenger with belts Arash Durrani, 26, a model and actor, will be charged with interference with a flight crew in connection with incident on flight to John Wayne Airport.
  • How the Delta 'Air Scare' Happened

    07/15/2012 1:01:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    abc ^ | 7/13/12 | By BRIAN ROSS and MEGAN CHUCHMACH
    Thursday night's terror scare on a Delta Airlines flight from New York to Madrid began when an air marshal became suspicious of a passenger of Pakistani descent who had just left a lavatory, and ended with a heavily armed SWAT team storming the plane, only to find no terrorist and no bomb. It was another false alarm in the air that had some in law enforcement questioning the judgment of federal air marshals. And over the new two weeks, prior to and during the London Olympics, there will be teams of marshals on virtually every U.S. carrier flight into or...
  • UNCONSTITUTIONAL: Obama Regime To Cut Off All TV & Radio Broadcasts On November 9th, 2011

    10/25/2011 3:02:21 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 119 replies · 3+ views ^ | October 22, 2011 | David Fontaine
    There is no possible interpretation of this under which this isn't wildly unconstitutional. While the test is only going to be TEMPORARY, I DO NOT TRUST THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WITH THIS POWER, NOR SHOULD ANY AMERICAN! No one man should have the ability to shut down ALL RADIO & TV broadcasting. If this were to be done when the Obama Regime actually intended to carry out certain plans to further consolidate and usurp power, rather than a 'test,' it would constitute the grossest violation of the Constitution in American history. It would mark the beginning of a real-live dictatorship...
  • Pelosi: GOP Budget Will Deprive Seniors Of Meals (VIDEO)

    04/05/2011 2:38:56 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 38 replies ^ | April 5, 2011 |
    VIDEO:Pelosi: GOP Budget Will Deprive Seniors Of Meals
  • DiCaprio in plane engine scare: report (out of JFK, an engine shutdown at 30,000 feet)

    11/22/2010 3:57:49 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 59 replies
    AFP o Yahoo ^ | 11/22/10 | AFP
    NEW YORK (AFP) – Hollywood heartthrob Leonardo DiCaprio, star of "Titanic," was among passengers on a Delta Airline jet forced to make an emergency landing in New York after losing one engine, a report said Monday. DiCaprio, 36, "avoided disaster at 30,000 feet," reported. The plane, bound for Moscow, had to return to John F. Kennedy airport shortly after take-off Sunday when an engine suddenly shut down.
  • Camouflage-wearing Florida dance troupe's dash through Lincoln Tunnel causes terror scare

    11/19/2010 8:50:19 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 6 replies
    Timesnews ^ | 11/19/2010 | Timesnews
    WEEHAWKEN, N.J. (AP) -- A dance troupe from Florida caused a rush-hour terror scare when they ditched their cars in the Lincoln Tunnel and tried to run to a TV appearance in Manhattan while wearing their camouflage costumes. The dancers drove about 1,000 miles so they could appear Wednesday on BET's live "106 & Park" show. But they hit traffic at the tunnel, which connects New Jersey and New York City and is just two miles from the TV studio. The five young women and three young men decided to sprint the rest of the way. They left their adult...
  • Dance troupe causes scare running through Lincoln Tunnel

    11/19/2010 7:22:10 AM PST · by inflorida · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 19, 2010 | PHILIP MESSING
    A camouflage-clad Florida dance troupe desperate to make it to a live TV talent show set off a rush-hour terror scare when they ditched their cars in merciless Lincoln Tunnel traffic and tried to sprint through the tube.The FBI-NYPD Joint Terrorism Task Force was called in -- and a massive contingent of heavily armed cops surrounded the harmless performers, who stood teary-eyed in their showy costumes as hundreds of angry drivers were stuck in the snarl."They drew their guns on us at first," said Landon Burse, 24, the group's executive director who arranged the appearance on BET's "106 & Park"...
  • Qantas plane in mid-air scare

    11/03/2010 11:42:07 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 14 replies ^ | 4 Nov 2010 | Matt Brown
    The airline says the Airbus A380 aircraft, with 433 passengers and 26 crew aboard, made an emergency landing and all on board are safe and well. -- snip -- Christopher Lee told ABC Radio's PM program that there was an explosion about 15 minutes after take-off. "After leaving Singapore there was an explosion, there was a loud bang followed by another one, and then a rattling of the cabin," he said. "Some of the passengers then alerted cabin staff to the fact that there was an explosion, there was smoke or something to that effect. "At that [point] we were...
  • A Market Forecast That Says ‘Take Cover’

    07/04/2010 6:47:40 PM PDT · by HearMe · 34 replies · 2+ views
    N Y Times ^ | 7/4/2010 | Jeff Sommer
    A Market Forecast That Says ‘Take Cover’ WITH the stock market lurching again, plenty of investors are nervous, and some are downright bearish. Then there’s Robert Prechter, the market forecaster and social theorist, who is in another league entirely. Prechter is convinced that we have entered a market decline of staggering proportions — perhaps the biggest of the last 300 years. ...... Originating in the writings of Ralph Nelson Elliott, an obscure accountant who found repetitive patterns, or “fractals,” in the stock market of the 1930s and ’40s, the theory suggests that an epic downswing is under way, Mr. Prechter...
  • Krugman Tries to Scare Up More Government Spending with 'Third Depression' Rhetoric

    06/28/2010 7:21:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 6/28/10 | Jeff Poor
    According to liberal economic Paul Krugman, a "third depression" will occur if nations tighten their belts and attempt to balance their budgets. Forget about the riots in Greece over a social welfare system the government couldn't maintain or a $1.4 trillion annual U.S. budget deficit. Krugman claimed that the threat of deflation supersedes both of those results of runaway government spending - that is higher taxes in the long run and a debt to future generations.
  • Islam and Muslims should not scare you (We just don't understand them.)

    03/23/2010 11:41:44 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 705+ views
    CSM on Yahoo ^ | 3/23/10 | Amjad Mahmood Khan
    Los Angeles – The image of American Muslims is in serious disrepair. A January 2010 Gallup poll found that almost half of Americans hold an unfavorable view of Islam. About the same number of Americans harbor personal prejudice toward Muslims, .. These numbers become especially troubling when we consider that two-thirds of the Americans polled admit to knowing little to nothing about Islam. Why are many Americans distrustful of a religion and people they know very little about? People tend to fear what they do not understand. Americans, for the most part, have been brought up in a Christian society....
  • Emirates plane grounded due to terror scare [BREAKING]

    02/07/2010 1:14:49 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 17 replies · 2,193+ views
    Zee News ^ | 7 Feb., 2010 | Zee News
    Mumbai: An Emirates airline plane enroute to Dubai aborted take-off at the Mumbai airport on Sunday after an anonymous caller rang up to say that there was a terrorist onboard. The Emirates Mumbai-Dubai flight EK-502, carrying about 356 passengers, was already on runway and scheduled to take off at 9.58 am when the anonymous call came at 9.30 am, an airport official said. Following the call, the flight was called back from the runway and all passengers deplaned. "Checking is on now," an airport official said, adding two passengers were being questioned. Sources said the anonymous caller gave specific information...
  • Was the H1N1 Scare a 'False Pandemic'

    01/11/2010 12:10:43 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 71 replies · 2,167+ views
    TransWorldNews ^ | 1-11-10 | Beverly Hills
    The head of health at the Council of Europe, Wolfgang Wodarg, called the swine flu scare a “false pandemic” orchestrated by drug companies looking pull in large profits from the vaccines. Saying it was “one of the greatest medicine scandals of the century,” Wodark said, “[Swine flu] is just a normal kind of flu. It does not cause a tenth of deaths caused by the classic seasonal flu. The great campaign of panic we have seen provided a golden opportunity for representatives from labs who knew they would hit the jackpot in the case of a pandemic being declared.” The...
  • bomb scare, Trumbull High School, Connecticut

    11/18/2009 8:00:11 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 23 replies · 1,445+ views
    WTIC Radio ^ | 11/18/2009 | racebannon
    Just on the radio, bomb scare Trumbull High School, Connecticut
  • Climate change could kill 250,000 children

    11/02/2009 2:48:13 PM PST · by Reagan is King · 63 replies · 1,311+ views ^ | 02 Nov 2009 | Louise Gray
    The charity warns that over 900 million children in the next generation will be affected by water shortages and 160 million more children will be at risk of catching malaria – one of the biggest killers of children under five – as it spreads to new parts of the world. In a new report Save the Children claims that climate change is the biggest global health threat to children in the 21st century as droughts and floods force families to leave their homes and children to drop out of school. Starvation and economic collapse caused by natural disasters could even...
  • An Open Letter To Mr Obama

    09/16/2009 9:03:05 PM PDT · by Sharondownunderinnz · 11 replies · 1,250+ views
    Procter & Gamble | Lou Pritchett
    Letter from Procter & Gamble Exec to Obama. Please read, even if you are an Obama fan. It is legitimate, written by respected, Lou Prichett, formerly of Proctor and Gamble. Lou Pritchett is one of corporate America's true living legends - an acclaimed author, dynamic teacher and one of the world's highest rated speakers. Successful corporate executives everywhere recognize him as the foremost leader in change management. Lou changed the way America does business by creating an audacious concept that came to be known as "partnering". Pritchett rose from soap salesman to Vice-President, Sales and Customer Development for Procter and...
  • 100% Failure! They can't do better than that!

    09/14/2009 10:14:16 AM PDT · by pansgold · 10 replies · 670+ views
    9/14/2009 | pansgold
    SCREW THE OBAMA STEALTH CARE PLAN 1. action to avoid detection: the action of doing something slowly, quietly, and covertly, in order to avoid detection 2. furtiveness: secretive, dishonest, or cunning behavior or actions Encarta ® World English Dictionary © & (P) 1998-2004 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. When the paint on VA Clinic walls and VA Hospitals is falling off, and rats roam the halls, THAT'S FAILURE! When MediCare pays out more than it takes in, that's FAILURE! When Social Security is broke... that's FAILURE! Listen to 0bama. He thinks the more control he has over our lives, the...
  • School Staffing Shortages Spread Swine Flu Scare across Ohio

    09/02/2009 6:47:58 AM PDT · by EBH · 7 replies · 628+ views
    Fox 8 News ^ | 08/31/2009
    CINCINNATI (AP) -- Schools in Ohio and Kentucky fall short of national standards for nurse staffing levels, raising concerns should either state see a swine flu outbreak... ...Kathy Inderbitzin, an executive board member for the Ohio Association of School Nurses, says nurses can handle a mass immunization effort if it is mandated. But she says there's still a critical shortage and the association is worried about how the flu will affect children.
  • Organizing for America Sends out Marching Orders on Health Care

    08/10/2009 3:50:16 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 70 replies · 1,891+ views ^ | 8-10-2009 | Mitch Stewart
    All throughout August, our members of Congress are back in town. Insurance companies and partisan attack groups are stirring up fear with false rumors about the President's plan, and it's extremely important that folks like you speak up now. So we've cooked up an easy, powerful way for you to make a big impression: Office Visits for Health Reform. All this week, OFA members like you will be stopping by local congressional offices to show our support for insurance reform. You can have a quick conversation with the local staff, tell your personal story, or even just drop off...
  • Health deal sparks fury on the left

    07/29/2009 6:45:47 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 47 replies · 2,490+ views ^ | 07/29/09 | By Mike Soraghan, Jeffrey Young and Jared Allen
    A House leadership deal with Blue Dogs and an aggressive marketing push by Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) shifted the healthcare debate sharply toward centrist positions Wednesday, sparking threats of rebellion from the left. The day’s events left the Senate Finance Committee’s emergent bill as the most viable vehicle on Capitol Hill, but also made clear that House Democrats are still riven by bitter disagreements. Democrats postponed a floor vote until after the August recess, meeting a top demand of centrist Blue Dogs. The Blue Dogs’ deal, which cut $100 billion from the healthcare reform price tag, was instantly denounced by...
  • Grassley: GOP, Dems on the Verge of Senate Healthcare Deal

    07/29/2009 6:15:31 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 161 replies · 4,933+ views ^ | July 29, 2009 |
    Republican and Democratic senators negotiating financial details of healthcare reform have made great progress and are on the verge of a deal, a key Republican senator said on Wednesday. "We have made great progress. Every day we make some progress," Sen. Charles Grassley, one of the three Republicans from Senate Finance Committee involved in the talks to overhaul the healthcare system, told NPR radio. "Will we get it done so we can get a bill to the other members by this weekend because there is a certain time you've got to give people to study it? We're on the edge,...
  • An Open Letter to Obama from VP of Proctor and Gamble Co

    06/09/2009 9:44:16 PM PDT · by CARepublicans · 43 replies · 5,039+ views
    American Family Association ^ | 06/09/09 | Lou Pritchett
    AN OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA By Lou Pritchett Dear President Obama: You are the thirteenth President under whom I have lived and unlike any of the others, you truly scare me. You scare me because after months of exposure, I know nothing about you. You scare me because I do not know how you paid for your expensive Ivy League education and your upscale lifestyle and housing with no visible signs of support. You scare me because you did not spend the formative years of youth growing up in America and culturally you are not an American. You scare...
  • Mass. health model inspires key senator (Democrats want Mitt Romney Care)

    05/13/2009 8:44:57 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 8 replies · 1,039+ views ^ | May 13, 2009 | By Lisa Wangsness
    WASHINGTON - A key Senate leader appears to be leaning toward proposing a new tax on employer-provided insurance benefits and creating a new federal agency modeled on one in Massachusetts to make it easier for individuals and small groups to buy insurance. The Senate Finance Committee is discussing a series of policy options for sweeping healthcare legislation scheduled to be completed by mid-June. On Monday, the committee released options for insuring the nation's 47 million uninsured, including expanding Medicaid, subsidizing private insurance for low-income people, and creating a public insurance plan - an idea Republicans have flatly rejected. Yesterday, the...
  • Source: Obama furious over NYC plane scare

    04/28/2009 5:43:57 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 112 replies · 3,637+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04-28-09 | AP
    When told of the flight, President Barack Obama was furious, a White House official said on the condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations. Still, federal officials provided few details and wouldn't say why the public and area building security managers weren't notified. They also wouldn't address why someone thought it was a wise decision to send two jets into New York City, all for a few photos with the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop.
  • A box of tea forces White House into lockdown (Obama Tea Scare Sends Whitehouse into lockdown)

    04/15/2009 9:52:49 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 50 replies · 1,848+ views ^ | April 15, 2009 | Ed Henry
    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Secret Service officers were scurrying to close the North Lawn of the White House Wednesday afternoon because of a suspicious package and it appeared that trouble was brewing. But it turned out that nothing more was brewing than an innocent little box of, yes, tea bags. The security alert started around 2 p.m. ET, when an unidentified person tossed the box over the gate of the White House and it landed on President Obama's lawn with a thud. Journalists were quickly banned from moving outside of the press briefing room, and hundreds of protesters gathered for a...
  • Yemeni Man Yells He Has A Bomb - Passengers Evacuated From Amtrak Train In Virginia

    03/16/2008 5:40:00 PM PDT · by beericus · 39 replies · 1,160+ views
    Allegedly he was causing a disturbance on the train and the conductor attempted to move him to another part of the train, that’s when he said he had a bomb and the bomb was in his bag” says Emporia Police Chief Bernard Richardson. Around 2am the bomb squad determined the threat was a hoax. The Yemeni man was taken into custody by the FBI and is facing a felony charge of making a threat on a public conveyance. The hundreds of passengers were finally able to continue on their way.
  • Student Arrested After UC Davis Bomb Scare -- Nearly 500 Students Evacuated From Dorms

    03/06/2008 8:16:25 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 6 replies · 542+ views
    KCRA ^ | 3/6/08
    DAVIS, Calif. -- A University of California, Davis freshman was in custody early Thursday after the discovery of bomb-making materials forced hundreds of students to evacuate their campus dormitories. Fire officials said several potentially dangerous chemicals were found in a dorm room, but the items had not yet been assembled into an explosive device, Sacramento TV station KCRA reported. "At this point, the bomb squad has set up a plan to remove the materials in a safe manner," said Paul Pfotenhauer, a fire spokesman for UC Davis, shortly after 8 a.m. PST. "Since the threat level has been lowered because...
  • EXPOSURE FEARED:40,000 LV patients urged to be tested

    02/28/2008 6:59:40 AM PST · by sweetiepiezer · 111 replies · 524+ views
    Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | 02-28-2008 | ANNETTE WELLS and PAUL HARASIM
    Forty thousand Nevadans soon will receive word that they might have been exposed to HIV and hepatitis strains B and C in what a federal health official called the largest notification of its kind in U.S. history.
  • Elizabeth Edwards: "Republicans Scare Me"

    12/15/2007 7:13:21 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 128 replies · 275+ views
    ABC News ^ | 12/15/07 | Raelyn Johnson
    ABC News' Raelyn Johnson reports: Elizabeth Edwards, wife of Democratic hopeful John Edwards, lamented with Iowa caucus goers about her fear of the Republican Party. "Republicans should scare us in a lot of ways," Edwards said as she was introducing her husband at a town hall in Dubuque, Iowa. Speaking about Republican candidate Mike Huckabee, who recently surged ahead in Iowa polls, Elizabeth noted, "He seems like a nice charming guy," before saying that Huckabee, "doesn’t believe in evolution and has some nutty views about what it is we should do about ending violence in our inner city — we...
  • Flour causes bioterror charge

    08/26/2007 11:50:33 AM PDT · by msrngtp2002 · 27 replies · 727+ views ^ | 8/26/07
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Two people who sprinkled flour in a parking lot to mark a trail for their offbeat running club inadvertently caused a bioterrorism scare and now face a felony charge.
  • Bomb Scare At Miami International Airport

    07/16/2007 3:51:43 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 22 replies · 2,639+ views
    MetroSource Newswire | 07/16/2007 | NA
    The Miami International Airport has evacuated Concourse F after a possible improvised explosive. A bomb squad is on the way to the airport. The phones are down at the airport, but were down before the bomb scare happened. We'll give you more information as this incident unfolds. From a url available.
  • Danone spills details on Chinese Evian scare

    06/01/2007 2:09:13 PM PDT · by Tamar1973 · 16 replies · 840+ views
    Beverage ^ | May 31, 2007 | Neil Merritt
    Danone revealed yesterday that five containers of its Evian bottled water have been detained in China after failing quality control testing. The containers, which held 115 tonnes of water, failed quality testing by Shanghai's entry-exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau in February, the company said. The water was denied entry over concerns that the amount of microbial flora present in the products exceeded 's maximum allowance, the company said in a press release.  Microbial flora is bacteria, present within bottled water as part of its natural formulation. The announcement highlights the discrepancy in standards and regulations between China and its major trade partners like the US and...
  • Sex aid sparks bomb scare

    04/19/2007 8:51:43 AM PDT · by bedolido · 18 replies · 513+ views
    abcnews ^ | Friday, April 20, 2007. 1:00am (AEST) | staff writer
    A suspicious package that sparked a bomb scare and evacuation of a New Zealand mail centre was later identified as a harmless sex aid, according to a newspaper report. An airport x-ray machine alerted staff about suspicious wiring in the parcel from China on Tuesday and it was placed in an explosives safe overnight. Emergency services were only notified the next morning, when they decided to evacuate the mail centre near Auckland airport. The New Zealand Herald reports the parcel was later identified as a sex aid. The incident has prompted a Customs investigation into why emergency services were not...
  • Soldier survives sniper scare, still serving

    02/16/2007 5:33:51 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 420+ views
    Pfc. Andrew Woods, 20, a SAW gunner with 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, provides force protection to the Hurriyah Joint Security Station in Baghdad. Six months earlier Woods was wounded by a sniper, but now he has made a full recovery and returned to duty on his second deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. CAMP LIBERTY -- The life of one paratrooper was forever changed Sept. 2, 2006. A 7.62mm round from a sniper’s rifle found its mark and struck the 20 year-old. Unlike other stories of fallen heroes, the story of Pfc. Andrew Woods continues to unfold....
  • Not a Good Week to Fight Warming

    01/14/2007 9:17:17 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 42 replies · 1,158+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 1/14/07 | Anon
    We've all heard the complaint that politicians can be fair weather and change their minds depending on which way the political wind is blowing. But this week, weather and politics came together in a most peculiar way in Sacramento. First, the governor, by executive order, decreed that the state will have new standards for low-carbon motor vehicle fuel to help combat global warming. Then he announced as part of his State of the State that he wants to build two new dams because Sierra snowpack runoff is happening earlier in the year. Why? Global warming. This, of course, all happened...
  • Package Tossed Near White House

    12/05/2006 7:09:53 AM PST · by Quilla · 42 replies · 942+ views
    Breitbart via Drudge ^ | December 5, 2006 | None cited
    Dec 05 10:03 AM US/Eastern Streets around the White House were closed Tuesday morning after a woman threw a package into the courtyard of the adjacent Old Executive Office Building. The woman was taken into custody without incident and was being questioned by the Secret Service, said Darrin Blackford, a spokesman for the service. The package was being investigated but no immediate details were available. The president was in the White House at the time of the incident. Streets were closed along Pennsylvania Avenue, between 17th and 18th streets, and along 17th Street between State Place and H Street.
  • Salmonella Scare Sparks Hershey Recall

    11/12/2006 12:08:33 PM PST · by blam · 15 replies · 1,132+ views
    CBC ^ | 11-12-2006
    Salmonella scare sparks Hershey recall Last Updated: Sunday, November 12, 2006 | 9:17 AM ET CBC News Hershey Canada has recalled many chocolate bars and baking products — including Hershey bars, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Oh Henry! bars — because they may be tainted with salmonella. Hershey Canada Inc. and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) released a list on Sunday of 25 products they say could be contaminated with the bacteria. Food contaminated with salmonella may not look or smell spoiled, but the bacteria can cause symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and...
  • Jet Scare Over Asian Men 'Helps Terrorists' (UK)

    08/20/2006 7:10:52 PM PDT · by blam · 48 replies · 1,301+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-21-2006 | Sally Pook
    Jet scare over Asian men 'helps terrorists' By Sally Pook (Filed: 21/08/2006) An airline yesterday stood by its decision to remove two Asian men from a holiday jet bound for Britain despite criticism from a Muslim group. The two passengers were asked to leave Monarch flight ZB613 from Malaga to Manchester, apparently because other passengers became alarmed that the men were wearing heavy clothing and kept checking their watches. Cabin crew informed the Spanish authorities of the passengers' fears and the men were taken off the flight. One of the passengers told a Sunday newspaper: "Some of the older children,...
  • Environmental Education Stressing American Students (Fear-mongers are scaring our kids!)

    03/05/2006 9:11:28 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 29 replies · 784+ views
    Teaching of environmental subjects has apperently led to an increasing number of students suffering from anxiety disorders. (Woodland, Vermont) Psychologists, psychiatrists, and public school counselors are reporting an increasing number of cases of anxiety disorders in students that are taught environmental subjects. The problem seems to be the most prevalent in kindergarten through 6th grade, when students are at ages where impressionable minds accept new information authoritatively. Complaints of generalized anxiety, school phobia, nightmares, and insomnia are the most common. Some teachers that cover environmental materials even report incidents of fights in the classroom. "The altercations usually end up with...
  • US prepares for likely bird flu outbreak

    03/04/2006 2:03:42 PM PST · by xcamel · 70 replies · 1,174+ views
    The Age (AU) ^ | March 5, 2006 - 7:04AM |
    US Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns says the United States is preparing for a likely outbreak of avian flu and assured consumers that poultry remains safe to eat. "There is no way to put a big cage around the United States. I think it is fair to assume we'll deal with ... avian influenza," said Johanns, who was attending a pork producers' meeting in Kansas City. "We could see it in domestic flocks as well as (wild) birds." The H5N1 bird flu virus has killed birds in more than 30 countries in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and Africa. It has...
  • Chad horrifies his soon-to-be-stepson

    02/13/2006 7:23:51 PM PST · by Number57 · 35 replies · 2,464+ views
    You Tube ^ | 2/8/06 | Chad
    I get angrier everytime I watch this. Almost 2,200,000 views on