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  • (Cloistered) Sisters fill their convent to the seams

    07/15/2014 1:25:41 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    OSV ^ | July 15, 2014 | Thomas L. McDonald
    Along with Mass and adoration, the Dominican sisters at the Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary in Summit, N.J., gather for prayer seven times a day. Courtesy photo Within the walls of the Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary in Summit, New Jersey, rows of simple crosses mark the graves of sisters who have gone before. It’s a potent symbol of life in the monastery, where women enter cloistered life intending never to leave, even in death.These Dominican nuns have been in this place of peace for almost 100 years, sustaining the Church every day through their prayer...
  • My No-Soap, No-Shampoo, Bacteria-Rich Hygiene Experiment

    05/25/2014 9:09:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAY 22, 2014 | Julia Scott
    For most of my life, if I’ve thought at all about the bacteria living on my skin, it has been while trying to scrub them away. But recently I spent four weeks rubbing them in. I was Subject 26 in testing a living bacterial skin tonic, developed by AOBiome, a biotech start-up in Cambridge, Mass. The tonic looks, feels and tastes like water, but each spray bottle of AO+ Refreshing Cosmetic Mist contains billions of cultivated Nitrosomonas eutropha, an ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (AOB) that is most commonly found in dirt and untreated water. AOBiome scientists hypothesize that it once lived happily...
  • An Open Letter to the Legislatures of New Jersey and Rhode Island: Are you seriously proposing to

    03/20/2014 9:22:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Sipseystreet Irregulars ^ | 3/20/14 | Dutchman 6
    Aunt Jenny Brooks.To the legislators of the states of New Jersey and Rhode Island, upon the approach of your votes for firearm confiscation: The firearm owners of your respective states tell me that you are busy men and women with short attention spans so I will try to make this brief, beginning with an instructive story from the history of my adopted state, Alabama. Some still tell it with pride in the hills of north Alabama. Like all the best stories, it has the advantage of being true. In 1863, eight duly sworn and appointed law officers of the...
  • FDA puts anti-bacterial soaps under scrutiny [Keep the Feds out of my bathroom!]

    12/17/2013 4:40:37 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 78 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/17/13 | Gregory Karp and Ellen Jean Hirst
    After decades of debate, questions may finally be answered about whether anti-bacterial soaps — used daily in homes, schools and elsewhere — are safe. It's an important issue because many health officials say the products offer no benefit over washing with regular soap and water. The Food and Drug Administration on Monday proposed a rule that would force makers of anti-bacterial hand soaps and body washes to prove with clinical studies that their productsare both safe to use and more effective than regular soap in preventing illness and the spread of infections. If manufacturers can't prove their claims, the products...
  • Politics Is Not a Soap Opera

    12/03/2013 10:18:38 AM PST · by Baynative · 14 replies
    NationalReview ^ | November 30, 2013 | Andrew McCarthy
    In an increasingly perilous world, politics has to be our response, not our entertainment. Today’s events are not episodes. They are threats, foreign and domestic; and they are no longer on the horizon — they are clear and present dangers. Politics is how we perceive our national interests and take effective action, not how the president manages to weather storms of his own making. The star of a soap opera can alter his character with every new script. In real life, no one is a fraud on Monday and Wednesday but a pillar of rectitude if you catch him the...
  • Basic Soap Making Recipes

    08/09/2013 7:28:14 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 46 replies
    I have been very busy lately making soap, while Hanno has been wrapping it and packaging it up to post all over Australia, the US and UK. Thanks to everyone who placed an order for soap or something I made. It is helping us with our finances and makes us feel good to be earning money selling what we've made with our own hands. I was very pleased to receive the first re-order from someone who bought the soap and wanted more. It makes me feel good knowing that something that helps us live well here can help others too....
  • Majority of pools are contaminated by poop, CDC says

    05/17/2013 7:02:49 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 111 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/17/13 | Karen Rowan
    There's poop in public pools, according to a new report. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found genetic material from E. coli bacteria in 58 percent of public pools they tested during the summer of 2012. This shows that "swimmers frequently introduced fecal material into pools," which could spread germs to other people, the researchers wrote in their report. E. coli bacteria are normally found in the human gut and feces. They also found genetic material from bacteria called Pseudomonas aeruginosa, whichcan cause skin rashes and ear infections, in 59 percent of pools. The fecal material...
  • Do you use it? The everyday product that can trigger false positives on TSA explosives test

    04/30/2013 7:13:47 AM PDT · by TSA-Watch · 46 replies
    TSA Watch ^ | 04/30/2013 | TSA Watch
    You’re gonna love this. It turns out that two products that most of us use multiple times a day can trigger a false positive result for explosives during a TSA screening. The culprits? Soap and lotion. Don’t believe me? A few days after the Boston bombings, Linda, an Oklahoma native, was flying out of Port Columbus International Airport (CMH) in Ohio when she was randomly chosen for a hand swab at a security checkpoint. The TSA agent swabbed her hand and promptly informed her that she had tested positive for explosives, specifically nitrates. The poor woman was naturally befuddled and...
  • Schumer tempted to eat ‘delicious’ laundry detergent

    09/10/2012 10:32:14 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9-10-2012 | Caroline May
    It takes a big man to resist temptation. At a Sunday press conference calling for stricter rules on concentrated laundry detergent pod packaging that some children have mistaken for candy, New York Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer admitted that even he has felt drawn to down a few detergent pods himself. “The incidents are skyrocketing,” the New York Daily News reported Schumer said during a joint press conference with medical professionals. “These pods were supposed to make household chores easier, not tempt our children to swallow harmful chemicals. I saw one on my staffer’s desk and I wanted to eat it.”...
  • Chemical in many antibacterial soaps linked with impaired muscle function

    08/14/2012 11:46:03 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 90 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Thursday, August 14, 2012 | Loren Grush
    Introduced in the 1970s, the compound triclosan has become an increasingly popular ingredient in many antibacterial soaps and other personal-care items, such as deodorants and mouthwashes. However, as the chemical’s popularity continues to grow, a recent report has raised concerns about some frightening risks that triclosan could pose to public health. A new study published in the "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences" has revealed that exposure to triclosan is linked with muscle function impairments in humans and mice, as well as slowing the swimming of fish. By reducing contractions in both cardiac and skeletal muscles, the chemical has...
  • Nanodiamonds cut through dirt to bring back 'bling' to low-temperature laundry

    06/26/2012 2:40:40 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | June 26, 2012 | Provided by University of Warwick
    Nanodiamonds, pieces of carbon less than ten-thousandths the diameter of a human hair, have been found to help loosen crystallized fat from surfaces in a project led by research chemists at the University of Warwick that transforms the ability of washing powders to shift dirt in eco friendly low temperature laundry cycles. These new findings tackle a problem that forces consumers to wash some of their laundry at between 60 and 90 degrees centigrade more than 80 times a year. Even with modern biological washing powders, some fats and dirt cannot be removed at the lower temperatures many prefer to...
  • Soap Bubbles May Help Predict Hurricane Paths

    06/14/2012 6:36:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 6/14/2012 | Andrea Mustain
    Vortex research could add to knowledge of small-scale variations in tropical cyclones Although it's well-known that a tempest sometimes shows up in a teapot, it turns out that something smaller and far more ephemeral — a soap bubble — can also accommodate a squall. Such was the discovery of a group of physicists at the University of Bordeaux; when they heated hand-size soap bubbles, vortexes of color swirled into action and went dancing across the delicate orbs. "Soon after we started seeing these things, we thought, 'Wow, that looks like a hurricane,'" said Hamid Kellay, a professor of physics at...
  • Occupy Wall Street protesters should 'buy bar of soap and head home,' Rep. Michael Grimm says

    11/17/2011 3:49:51 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    SI Live ^ | 11/17/11 | Judy L. Randall
    Occupy Wall Street protesters should 'buy bar of soap and head home,' Rep. Michael Grimm saysBy Judy L. Randall - Staten Island Advance Updated: Thursday, November 17, 2011, 2:18 PM STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Rep. Michael Grimm today blasted Occupy Wall Street protesters as "lowlifes," telling them to "buy a bar of soap," clean up and ship out. That includes Occupiers threatening to "overrun" the Staten Island Ferry and subways, whom he called a "mob." Said Grimm: "It has been two months and now it's time for the OWS protesters to pack up their tents, buy a bar of soap...
  • WHO DID JR SHOOT?

    09/23/2011 11:12:15 AM PDT · by eeevil conservative · 40 replies
    9/23/11
    ROFL!!! All My Children-- LAST episode today-- What an ending-- My grandma watched this show, so I have had years of exposure.... In high school, my sister and I got hooked. heard the show was ending- so decided to check in this week. Jackson exits with a "Frankly my Dear" moment to Erica-- but the kicker was the Dallas reference. Good ol' JR Chandler has a gun, hiding somewhere. Aims at dad- Eric runs after Jackson. Does she step in front of the line of fire? Gun shot rings out- screen goes black.. LOL!!! Not Who Shot JR-- but who...
  • First they came for your light bulbs. Now Obama’s EPA is going after your soap.

    04/01/2011 9:30:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 70 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/1/11 | Stacy Mott
    You can’t blame Americans for feeling as though the government is increasingly crossing boundaries and reaching into their daily lives. The Obama administration and regulatory authorities such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) appear to be coming at us on all fronts. The Republican-led Congress has been steadfast in its efforts to beat back the EPA. Recent committee hearings have exposed the adverse consequences that the EPA’s regulation of greenhouse gas emissions will have on the job market. Unfortunately for hardworking Americans, the cost of the EPA’s action will make energy prices higher, drive jobs overseas and force more citizens...
  • Stinking in America: Is Not Washing the New PC Trend?

    11/05/2010 7:45:30 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 75 replies
    The New American ^ | 04 November 2010 | Selwyn Duke
    People such as me are often accused of wanting to return to the 19th century. But, if the New York Times is right about a new trend, some on the Left want to go back to the Middle Ages. What is that trend? Avoiding soap, deodorant, and even bathing regularly. Today, though, it’s often for environmental reasons. It seems that top-notch Western hygiene has now joined SUVs, Wal-Mart, tobacco (not the wacky kind — it’s in fashion), guns, McDonald’s, and white males in the Museum of Politically Incorrect Persons, Places, and Things. For example, Guardian writer Kira Cochrane tells us...
  • Could you give up washing?

    11/04/2010 1:11:38 PM PDT · by Wile E Coyote Genius · 107 replies
    A growing number of people are cutting down on daily showering and hair-washing. So could you join the extreme soap-dodgers? If you are reading this article over breakfast, the chances are you have recently stepped into the shower, lathered up your hair and torso, rinsed off, towelled and blow-dried, before dousing your armpits with deodorant, and wafting on a fog of perfume or aftershave.
  • The Great Unwashed (People Going w/out Soap or Deodorant)

    11/01/2010 11:50:31 AM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 84 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 31, 2010 | Catherine Saint Louis
    October 29, 2010 The Great Unwashed By CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS A DAILY shower is a deeply ingrained American habit. Most people would no sooner disclose they had not showered in days than admit infidelity. But Jenefer Palmer, 55, of Malibu, Calif., cheerfully acknowledged recently that she doesn’t shower or shampoo daily and doesn’t use deodorant. Ever. No, she does not work from home in pajamas. In fact, Ms. Palmer, the chief executive of Osea, an organic skin-care line, often travels to meet business contacts at the five-star luxury hotels where her line is sold. They might be surprised to read...
  • Cleaner for the Environment, Not for the Dishes

    09/20/2010 3:22:37 AM PDT · by paudio · 66 replies
    NYT.com ^ | Sep 19, 2010 | Mireya Navarro
    Some longtime users were furious. "My dishes were dirtier than before they were washed," one wrote last week in the review section of the website for the Cascade line of dishwasher detergents. "It was horrible, and I won't buy it again." "This is the worst product ever made for use as a dishwashing detergent!" another consumer wrote. Like every other major detergent for automatic dishwashers, Procter & Gamble's Cascade line recently underwent a makeover. Responding to laws that went into effect in 17 states in July, the nation's detergent makers reformulated their products to reduce what had been the crucial...
  • Some Maryland stores selling banned dish detergent

    08/22/2010 10:34:20 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 101 replies
    abc2news.com ^ | 20 Aug 2010 | Joce Sterman
    Baltimore - A ban that's designed to protect the Chesapeake Bay from a dangerous pollutant went into effect more than a month ago and you may not even noticed. That ban impacts the detergent we all use in our dishwashers. ABC2 News Investigator Joce Sterman explains what's been cut out of the cleaning product and where we found banned items out for sale. She's got kids, a career and still has to make time to do those households chores. It's obvious Lutherville’s Jenny Atwater is a busy mom with plenty on her plate. She says, “I hate unloading the dishwasher...
  • The First Oil-Covered Wildlife is Now Being Pulled Out of the Gulf--How many can they save?

    04/30/2010 11:59:59 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 28 replies · 1,061+ views
    Gather ^ | April 30, 2010 | Carla G.
    The first oil-covered birds are being seen on the Gulf shore as well as further out. One bird, a gannet, which is normally white with a yellow head and long, pointed beak was covered in thick, black oil. The rescuers are cleaning the bird at Fort Jackson, a historic landmark about 70 miles southeast of New Orleans. Rescuers are expecting to be busy for a long time cleaning the birds and other wildlife with Dawn detergent, which seems to work best. Hopefully, they can save many of the otherwise doomed creatures from this huge disaster. There are over 400 species...
  • Mom Arrested for Washing Kid's Mouth With Soap

    10/14/2009 10:07:58 AM PDT · by TruthBeforeAll · 33 replies · 2,154+ views
    NBC Miami ^ | Oct 14, 2009 | TODD WRIGHT
    A Palm Bay woman and her boyfriend were arrested Monday for child abuse after the couple went old school to punish their 8-year-old daughter for swearing. They washed her mouth out with soap. We don't know about you, but we would petition President Obama and Congress to make it mandatory for every parent to carry a bar of Irish Spring in their back pockets with all the profanity kids use today.
  • Study: Women lead men in bacteria, hands down

    11/03/2008 6:51:25 PM PST · by Dysart · 49 replies · 1,201+ views
    AP-Breitbart ^ | 11-3-08 | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Wash your hands, folks, especially you ladies. A new study found that women have a greater variety of bacteria on their hands than men do. And everybody has more types of bacteria than the researchers expected to find. "One thing that really is astonishing is the variability between individuals, and also between hands on the same individual," said University of Colorado biochemistry assistant professor Rob Knight, a co-author of the paper. "The sheer number of bacteria species detected on the hands of the study participants was a big surprise, and so was the greater diversity of bacteria...
  • The Hobbit Hole XXXVII - ...Down a thirsty throat and be glad indeed!

    09/25/2008 6:43:34 AM PDT · by HairOfTheDog · 10,312 replies · 94,635+ views
    Welcome to The Hobbit Hole! First thread: New Zealander builds Hobbit holeSecond thread: The New Hobbit HoleThird thread: The Hobbit Hole III - Journey to the Cross-roads! (Congratulations, we filled it up!) Fourth Thread: The Hobbit Hole IV - The Road Goes Ever On...Fifth Thread: The Hobbit Hole V - Where Many Paths and Errands Meet...Sixth Thread: The Hobbit Hole VI - And Whither Then? I Cannot Say...Seventh Thread: The Hobbit Hole VII - But not yet weary are our feet... Eighth Thread: The Hobbit Hole VIII - Still round the corner we may meet... Ninth Thread: The Hobbit Hole...
  • Al-Qaeda meets its enemy And it turns out to be its own extremism

    07/12/2008 5:06:57 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 27 replies · 85+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 12 Jul 08 | Deroy Murdock
    As al-Qaeda in Iraq’s fortunes wane, it has no one but itself to blame. President Bush’s troop surge indisputably has crushed al-Qaeda and other terrorists, while Iraqi soldiers have honed their ability to hammer deadly insurgents. But much of al-Qaeda’s damage has been self-inflicted. Largely overlooked is the Islamo-puritanism that it inflicted on the Iraqi territories it seized. Rank-and-file Iraqis tasted life under bin Laden-style Islam, and they gagged. They responded by collaborating with American and Coalition forces to expel these mad zealots from their midst. At one level, al-Qaeda’s religious decrees have been nearly comical. As the Institute for...
  • Eco-boat powered by human fat attempts round the world speed record

    12/19/2007 8:45:05 AM PST · by Squidpup · 41 replies · 123+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | December 19, 2007 | Daily Mail
    The fastest eco boat on the planet will attempt to break the round the world speed record using fuel made from human fat. Pete Bethune, the New Zealand skipper of Earthrace, said the attempt to circumnavigate the globe would begin from Valencia in Spain on March 1 next year. Bethune and his wife mortgaged their house and sold everything they own to help make the project happen, while continuing to seek support from sponsors. Demonstrating further commitment to the cause, Bethune underwent liposuction and donated enough to produce 100ml of biofuel, while two other, larger volunteers also had the procedure,...
  • Bar of soap gives caffeine kick in the shower

    04/20/2007 12:30:57 PM PDT · by bedolido · 11 replies · 1,010+ views
    abc.net.au ^ | April 21, 2007. 0:20am (AEST) | staff writer
    Inventors have created a soap infused with caffeine which helps users wake up in the morning. The soap, called Shower Shock, supplies the caffeine equivalent of two cups of coffee per wash with the stimulant absorbed naturally through the skin, manufacturers say. "Tired of waking up and having to wait for your morning (coffee) to brew?" ask the makers, thinkgeek.com. Scented with peppermint oil, each bar is designed to provide a stimulant boost within five minutes.
  • Gathering of Eagles Has Antiwar Organizers on the Run!

    03/08/2007 4:42:43 PM PST · by tgslTakoma · 147 replies · 5,478+ views
    Gathering of Eagles ^ | March 8, 2007 | GOE
    The communist, pro-terrorist group International ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) seems to realize they are facing a hot LZ on March 17. ANSWER has made significant changes in their plans since their initial announcement that they would hold their ‘antiwar’ rally at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Last week they changed the location of their rally from Constitution Gardens (East side of the Vietnam Memorial) to a park one block west of Memorial on Henry Bacon Drive. Yesterday, ANSWER announced they are only going to use the Henry Bacon Drive park as a meeting point for their...
  • (Marine)Recruiter stages counter-demonstration (See #40. Let's give Sgt. Chamburs a warm welcome!)

    02/22/2007 4:20:05 PM PST · by llevrok · 225 replies · 3,910+ views
    Tori Kovach of Aberdeen, left, is a regular feature on downtown streets, often seen near the Wishkah Bridge holding signs protesting the war in Iraq or chastising President Bush. On Wednesday, Sgt. Brendan Chamburs, the Marine Corps recruiter stationed in Aberdeen, saw Kovach holding a protest sign near Quizno’s and decided to stage a counter-demonstration. He had his sign made at Coast Line Signs. Kovach was unmoved, saying, “I believe in the military, but I think the military is being misused. They are dying for a lie.” A few people honked their horns as they drove by, but not everyone...
  • Tests show that Nazis used human remains to make soap

    10/06/2006 9:57:16 AM PDT · by lizol · 151 replies · 2,940+ views
    Mail&Guardian ^ | 06 October 2006
    Tests show that Nazis used human remains to make soap Warsaw, Poland 06 October 2006 04:41 The Nazis used human fat to make soap during World War II in a Nazi German medical academy located in what is now the Polish Baltic sea port city of Gdansk, Polish war crimes prosecutors confirmed on Friday, pointing to new laboratory tests. Officials with Poland's Institute for National Remembrance (IPN) based their findings on a laboratory analysis of a piece of soap found in 1945 in the medical academy in Gdansk run by Nazi German Professor Rudolf Spanner. A new laboratory analysis of...
  • Malodour on the dancefloor

    09/07/2006 9:01:15 AM PDT · by metesky · 55 replies · 1,147+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | Mon 4 Sep 2006 | n/a
    Mon 4 Sep 2006 Malodour on the dancefloor NIGHTSPOTS are being forced to pump out perfume because the new smoking ban is failing to disguise body odours. Air fresheners and scented oils are being deployed in a bid to banish smells caused by sweaty revellers. Licensed trade chiefs say venues are turning some people away because of poor hygiene, which was covered up before by the smell of cigarette smoke. Kay Bennett, of Edinburgh city centre nightclub Cabaret Voltaire, said: "If you walk into a club with a few hundred people dancing, you notice a smell. It's a combination of...
  • Live Rattlesnakes Released in Arizona 'Snakes on a Plane" Theater

    08/22/2006 8:40:22 AM PDT · by Coastal · 59 replies · 3,550+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | 8-22-06 | CK Rairden
    Two live rattlesnakes were released in an Arizona theater during a showing of the new film, 'Snakes on a Plane.' The snakes were released after the film began rolling in the dark theater at the AMC Desert Ridge multi-plex at Tatum and the 101 in north Phoenix.
  • Iranian Leader Bans Usage of Foreign Words

    07/29/2006 4:54:22 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 21 replies · 842+ views
    Yahpoo ^ | 7/29/2006 | Yahpoo
    TEHRAN, Iran - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has ordered government and cultural bodies to use modified Persian words to replace foreign words that have crept into the language, such as "pizzas" which will now be known as "elastic loaves," state media reported Saturday. The presidential decree, issued earlier this week, orders all governmental agencies, newspapers and publications to use words deemed more appropriate by the official language watchdog, the Farhangestan Zaban e Farsi, or Persian Academy, the Irna official news agency reported. The academy has introduced more than 2,000 words as alternatives for some of the foreign words that have...
  • US anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan hails Venezuela's Chavez **BARF ALERT**

    01/24/2006 4:15:25 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 65 replies · 1,713+ views
    Agence France-Presse ^ | 23 Jan 06 | Staff
    CARACAS (AFP) - Anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan, mother of a US soldier killed in Iraq, joined more than 10,000 anti-globalization activists in Caracas, where she hailed Venezuela's leftist President Hugo Chavez. "I admire him for his resolve against my government and its meddling," said Sheehan, who gained notoriety when she camped outside US President George W. Bush's ranch last year to protest the Iraq war. She said she hoped to meet Chavez later in the week.
  • First of 'St. Patrick's Four' Sentenced to 6 Mos (threw blood on soldier, flag, recruiting ctr)

    01/24/2006 6:15:46 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 9 replies · 580+ views
    Cornell Daily Sun ^ | Tuesday, January 24, 2006 | By Melissa Korn
    Daniel Burns, one of the "St. Patrick's Four" war protesters, was sentenced in federal court Monday (January 23). Burns, 44, was sentenced to six months in jail, fined $250 and ordered to pay part of the $958 of damages caused by the protest. He was sentenced by Judge Thomas J. McAvoy in Binghamton Federal Court four months after being found guilty of two misdemeanor crimes. Burns, along with fellow Ithacans Peter DeMott and Clare and Teresa Grady, entered a Lansing military recruiting station on St. Patrick's Day 2003 and poured vials of their blood on posters, an American flag and...
  • U.S. Activist Cindy Sheehan To Open World Social Forum In Caracas, Venezuela

    01/22/2006 7:58:15 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 24 replies · 2,207+ views
    Globovisión/AFP (Venezuela) ^ | 22 Jan 06 | Staff
    U.S. antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan will open the World Social Forum in Caracas on Tuesday together with other political and cultural leaders from diverse nations with a mass action, organizers for the event said Sunday. Sheehan, mother of a dead soldier in Iraq who achieved notoriety from heading various antiwar actions against the government of George W. Bush, will give a speech at a march that will kick off the World Social Forum en the Venezuelan capital, said dará Edgardo Lander, a member of the organizing committee of the event. In the action for which the activist will assist, "she...
  • FDA to Hear Concerns on Anti-Germ Soaps

    10/18/2005 6:47:00 PM PDT · by satchmodog9 · 34 replies · 922+ views
    AP ^ | 10-18-2005 | JOHN J. LUMPKIN
    WASHINGTON - It seems hard to go wrong with a hand soap that "kills 99 percent of germs" it encounters. But critics of anti-bacterial soaps in the home say there's plenty to be concerned about. ADVERTISEMENT A government advisory panel will take a look at that Thursday. The popularity of soaps and other products claiming anti-bacterial properties skyrocketed in the last decade as consumers turned to them as a defense against household illnesses. But some people contend that a number of the products, particularly those that use synthetic chemicals rather than alcohol or bleach, pose the risk of creating germs...
  • Op Infinite Freep... Protest Commie moonbats on Nov 2nd

    10/13/2005 1:11:48 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 46 replies · 3,090+ views
    Here is the detailed lists of protests from the moonbats...... --------------------------------------------------------- WASHINGTON, DC 11 AM at Lafayette Park near the White House dc@worldcantwait.org RESIST OR DIE! NO SCHOOL NOV 2! Organize your campus. Get in touch: youth_students@worldcantwait.org LOCAL EVENTS ARIZONA TUCSON: 12 PM, Intersection of Church and Congress (downtown, by the Convention Center) twcwtucson@hotmail.com CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY: Berkeley@worldcantwait.org LOS ANGELES: 12 PM, Actions along Wilshire Blvd from Downtown to Santa Monica; 5:00 PM, rally at the Westwood Federal Building (Wilshire & Westwood Blvds.) worldcantwait_la@yahoo.com, 213-926-5717 SACRAMENTO: 5 PM, Cesar Chavez Park (Downtown) carofkings@hotmail.com SAN DIEGO: sandiego@worldcantwait.org, 619-868-0819 SAN...
  • Soap opera lures Brazilians to United States

    08/25/2005 9:02:41 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 48 replies · 1,041+ views
    Breitbart.com | Reuters ^ | 8/25/05 | Andrew Hay
    BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazilians are illegally entering the United States in record numbers in hopes of finding jobs and better lives -- just like characters in a wildly popular Brazilian soap opera "America." The number of undocumented Brazilians caught on U.S. soil is set to rise over four fold this year from 2004 -- a much bigger increase than for illegal immigrants from other Latin American countries, according to U.S. officials. As authorities search for factors spurring the exodus, they have begun to look at the passion of Brazil's poor for "America," a soap opera that debuted in early...
  • Summer of Dove (Media In A Lather Over Soap Models)

    08/04/2005 2:46:04 PM PDT · by Airborne1986 · 68 replies · 3,078+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 8/3/05 | By Susanna Schrobsdorff
    Summer of Dove Are the women in the company’s new ad campaign too big to sell beauty products, or have our minds gotten too small? Newsweek Updated: 3:13 p.m. ET Aug. 3, 2005 Aug. 3 - Even if you haven’t seen Dove’s "Campaign for Real Beauty," you’ve probably heard about it. The ads promote a new line of skin-firming creams and feature six "regular" women of varying sizes and ethnicities cheerfully posing in plain white underwear. The curvy nonmodel models were introduced by Dove in June, but newspapers across the country are still simmering with dueling diatribes about Dove's selection...
  • Handwashing with soap curbs diseases

    07/20/2005 12:40:42 PM PDT · by Sax · 16 replies · 396+ views
    Al Jazeera.net ^ | 7/20/05 | Al Jazeera.net
    Handwashing with soap curbs diseases Friday 15 July 2005, 6:53 Makka Time, 3:53 GMT Children can be most at risk of contracting diseases Related: Nasa seeking cause of malfunction Internet television to offer wide choice Comet debris fine like talcum powder Mouth bacteria linked to oral cancer Tools: Email Article Print Article Send Your Feedback Poor countries can make headway against two killer diseases by the simple, low-cost method of encouraging citizens to wash their hands with soap, says a new report. Pneumonia and diarrhoea, both caused by bacteria, are the two biggest causes of childhood deaths in the world,...
  • CONGRESSMEN INTRODUCE HEMP FARMING BILL

    06/27/2005 9:40:56 AM PDT · by em2vn · 29 replies · 1,105+ views
    Intel Desk ^ | 06-27-2005 | adam Eindinger
    NEWS ADVISORY U.S. Newswire / Medialink Worldwide 6/27/2005 10:15:00 AM Contact: Adam Eidinger, 202-744-2671 or adam@mintwood.com WASHINGTON, June 27 /U.S. Newswire/ -- For the first time since the federal government outlawed hemp farming in the United States, a federal bill has been introduced that would remove restrictions on the cultivation of non-psychoactive Industrial Hemp. At a Capitol Hill lunch on June 23 to mark the introduction of H.R. 3037, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2005, about 100 congressional staff feasted on Bahama Hempnut Crusted Wild Salmon and Fuji Fennel Hempseed Salad. The five course gourmet hemp meal was prepared...
  • BREAKING HARD: N.C. study: Germs can't fight soap, water - researchers test hand-washing methods

    03/13/2005 7:30:41 AM PST · by Libloather · 58 replies · 2,285+ views
    N.C. study: Germs can't fight soap, water Researchers test hand-washing methods The Associated Press Posted on Sat, Mar. 12, 2005 CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Mom was right. A new study by infection-control specialists at UNC Hospitals confirms that the best way to get germs off your hands is with plain old soap and water. The researchers tested 14 hand-hygiene agents plus tap water against specific bacteria and viruses applied to the hands of 62 adult volunteers. Soap and water, or microbial soap and water, proved the most effective at removing viruses and bacteria. "Based on these findings, I'd put my...
  • Green Day Tests Grammy Censors

    02/13/2005 8:34:18 PM PST · by CitizenHelper · 142 replies · 3,194+ views
    AP ^ | February 13, 2005 | By DAVID BAUDER,
    In true punk rock fashion, Green Day tested the censors at the Grammy Awards on Sunday _ and the censors were ready. The Bay Area rockers, on a career high with their "American Idiot" album, added a shot of rock 'n' roll adrenaline by performing the title cut. The disc won the Grammy for best rock album. The song includes a prominent obscenity in one of the lyrics, but the censors were plainly prepared and neatly excised the word. They couldn't delete, however, singer Billie Joe Armstrong's pointed political reference to not wanting to be part of a redneck agenda....
  • Executive says Russian co's building up exports of laundry soap (Where's PETA?)

    02/07/2005 1:52:32 PM PST · by jb6 · 7 replies · 377+ views
    Itar-Tass) ^ | 31.01.2005, 21.30
    MOSCOW, January 31 (Itar-Tass) - Soaring rates of allergic diseases across the globe have paradoxically stimulated the exports of Russian laundry soap, says Olga Meshcheryakova, the vice-president of Russia’s Butter and Fat Union. She told Itar-Tass Monday that according to the statistics of State Customs Committee the exports of laundry soap from this country had trebled in the past three years to reach 40,000 tons. “There’s nothing surprising about it,” Meshcheryakova said. “Laundry soap has high biological activity and good emulsifying and dissolving capacity and it’s equally efficacious for washing clothes, one’s own hands, dishes, window glass, floors, and painted...
  • Imperial Leather (LOL!!)

    01/27/2005 2:02:14 PM PST · by nuconvert · 34 replies · 863+ views
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    The following letters are taken from an actual incident between a London hotel and one of its guests last year. The hotel ended up submitting theletters to the Sunday Times. Dear Maid, Please do not leave any more of those little bars of soap in my bathroomsince I have brought my own bath-sized Imperial Leather. Please remove the six unopened little bars from the shelf under the medicinechest and another three in the shower soap dish. They are in my way. Thank you,S. Berman -------------------------------------------------------------Dear Room 635, I am not your regular maid. She will be back tomorrow, Thursday, from herday off.  I took the 3 hotel soaps out...
  • Prosecutors seek 37-month term in Internet worm case

    01/26/2005 7:59:27 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 6 replies · 388+ views
    mpls star and sickle ^ | 1-26-05 | paul levy
    Jeffrey Lee Parson, the Hopkins teenager who unleashed an Internet worm that infected an estimated 48,000 computers and caused more than $1 million in damage, should be sentenced to 37 months in prison, according to a formal recommendation made by federal prosecutors Tuesday. Parson's sentencing is scheduled for Friday in U.S. District Court in Seattle. Parson, 19, who was arrested during his senior year at Hopkins High School, pleaded guilty in August to releasing the widely publicized Internet virus. "Parson's worm was not an aberrant moment in a young person's life, but instead was just the latest in a string...
  • Director of Analysis Branch at the C.I.A. Is Being Removed

    12/28/2004 8:10:58 PM PST · by Pikamax · 35 replies · 1,329+ views
    Nytimes ^ | 12/29/04 | DOUGLAS JEHL
    c By DOUGLAS JEHL ASHINGTON, Dec. 28 - The head of the Central Intelligence Agency's analytical branch is being forced to step down, former intelligence officials say, opening a major new chapter in a shakeup under Porter J. Goss, the agency's chief. The official, Jami Miscik, the agency's deputy director for intelligence, told her subordinates on Tuesday afternoon of her plan to step down on Feb. 4. A former intelligence official said that Ms. Miscik was told before Christmas that Mr. Goss wanted to make a change and that "the decision to depart was not hers." Ms. Miscik has headed...
  • A Sassy Classic (or why we love 'A Christmas Story')

    12/09/2004 6:13:18 AM PST · by Phantom Lord · 140 replies · 2,509+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 11/27/04 | JACKIE LOOHAUIS
    A sassy classic Ralphie, the lamp, the BB gun and why we love them Every year at this time we get to unwrap a gift package filled with red cabbage, BBs and fishnet stockings. It's the movie "A Christmas Story," arguably America's favorite holiday film. The 90-minute picture celebrates its 21st anniversary this year, happily planted in the middle of our pop traditions. In 2003, more than 38.4 million viewers tuned into the 24-hour "A Christmas Story" TV marathon, said the film's director, Bob Clark, by phone as he sat next to a special lamp in his Los Angeles office....
  • Chirac warns of 'catastrophe' of world 'choked' by US values

    10/07/2004 3:35:07 PM PDT · by kingattax · 129 replies · 2,525+ views
    Expatica ^ | - 8 OCTOBER 2004
    HANOI, Oct 7 (AFP) - French President Jacques Chirac warned Thursday of a "catastrophe" for global diversity if the United States' cultural hegemony goes unchallenged. Speaking at a French cultural centre in Hanoi ahead of Friday's opening of a summit of European and Asian leaders, Chirac said France was right to stand up for cultural and linguistic diversity. The outspoken French president warned that the world's different cultures could be "choked" by US values. This, he said, would lead to a "general world sub-culture" based around the English language, which would be "a real ecological catastrophe". Citing Hollywood's stranglehold over...