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  • Scientists develop technology that promises to prevent people from ever being offended again

    04/12/2016 5:22:29 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 12 replies
    American Irony ^ | 4-12-16 | The Looking Spoon
    The Thought Purifier 1984 (TP1984) by MicroThought The applied sciences division of MicroThought have unveiled what is being hailed as a huge leap forward for political correctness. The cutting edge technology is a pair of noise canceling ear pieces called "thought purifiers" that are specially customized to be programmed to filter out words and phrases the individual wearer would find to be "triggering" and "offensive." "We are very excited about this offering at MicroThought," said a spokesperson for the company. "We believe this technology will have the same revolutionary effect on health and well-being in the 21st century that...
  • O’Keefe Video: Cornell Administrator Shreds Constitution Because it is ‘Triggering’

    11/06/2015 4:21:52 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 41 replies
    Cornell Review ^ | November 5, 2015 | Casey Breznick
    Video from investigative journalism outfit Project Veritas (PV) released Thursday morning shows a Cornell administrator shredding a copy of the U.S. Constitution after a PV journalist posing as a student told the administrator the document is triggering. Elizabeth McGrath, Cornell’s Lead Title IX Investigator, is seen in the video feeding pages from a pocket-size Constitution through a paper shredder after the undercover journalist says it would be therapy for her. McGrath asks the journalist if she would like to participate, an offer she declines. I have my own personal reasons why the Constitution is very triggering for me, the PV...
  • Dog Named Trigger Shoots Owner In The Foot (D'Oh Alert)

    10/27/2015 3:05:41 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 23 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/26/2015 | BBC News
    A woman in the US state of Indiana is recovering after being shot by her dog in a bizarre hunting accident, an environment official says. The woman, named as Allie Carter, 25, was hunting waterfowl on Saturday in the north of the state, Jonathon Boyd, an Indiana conservation officer said. She put down her 12-gauge shotgun but her chocolate Labrador stepped on it, shooting her in the foot. To add insult to injury, the dog was named Trigger.
  • Bill Clinton and CIA Gave Iranians Blueprint for Nuclear Bomb

    04/14/2006 6:32:01 AM PDT · by RepublicNewbie · 25 replies · 2,549+ views
    The Post Chronicle ^ | 4/14/06 | Jim Kouri
    Last night, radio talk show host and former US Justice Department official Mark Levin shocked many listeners when he reported that President Bill Clinton gave nuclear technology to the Iranians in a harebrained scheme. He said that the transfer of classified data to Iran was personally approved by then-President Clinton and that the CIA deliberately gave Iranian physicists blueprints for part of a nuclear bomb that likely helped Tehran advance its nuclear weapons development program. The CIA, using a double-agent Russian scientist, handed a blueprint for a nuclear bomb to Iran, according to a new book "State of War" by...
  • Valerie Plame on the 'Scary' State of Cybersecurity [and Scott Walker]

    07/24/2015 5:47:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Inc. ^ | July 23, 2015 | By Maria Aspan Senior editor, Inc.
    Cyber warfare has gone nuclear. So says Valerie Plame, the former covert CIA agent who spent her intelligence career working against the spread of weapons of mass destruction. Now shes taking on a new task: helping government agencies and companies stem the relentless flood of hacker attacks. Theres a huge impact on national security and intelligence, says Plame, who this spring became an adviser to cybersecurity startup Global Data Sentinel. The new normal is going to be more and more of these hacks, whether its Target or Home Depot or the Office of Personnel Management or Jennifer Lawrences nude photos....
  • Hillary on Charleston: Inflammatory political rhetoric like Trumps

    06/19/2015 10:59:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Hot ^ | June 19, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via Breitbart, Trump’s merely a target of opportunity. You know who the real target is. It’s the same target as always. Last night Clinton told host John Ralston, “We have to have a candid national conversation about race, and about discrimination, prejudice, hatred. The people who do this kind of dastardly, horrible act are a very small percentage. But unfortunately public discourse is sometimes hotter and more negative than it should be, which can, in my opinion, trigger people who is less than stable to do something like this.”Clinton continued, “I think we have to speak out against it. Like,...
  • Feminist Website Bans Use of "Trigger Warnings" Citing "Trigger" as "Triggering"

    06/10/2015 11:03:38 AM PDT · by rightistight · 40 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/10/15 | Aurelius
    Everyday Feminism, which "has quickly become one of the most popular feminist digital media sites in the world" according to its website, has banned "trigger warnings" as the warnings themselves could be triggering. In an article published Sunday, Everyday Feminism set out to explain what the word "triggering" means. The title of the piece is "Not Sure What People Mean By Triggering? This Article Is Your One-Stop 101" and was written by Gillian Brown. At the beginning of the article, however, there is a multiple-paragraph warning about its content. It begins (emphasis theirs): "Editors Note: Like this phenomenal article, Everyday...
  • Iran - CIA 'gave bomb plan to Tehran' (Clinton Legacy - Nuclear weapons)

    01/04/2006 3:36:46 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 21 replies · 4,812+ views
    Gulf Daily News ^ | January 5, 2005
    VIENNA: The CIA, using a double-agent Russian scientist, may have handed a blueprint for a nuclear bomb to Iran. State of War by James Risen, the New York Times reporter who exposed the Bush administration's controversial domestic spying operation, claims the plans contained fatal flaws designed to derail Tehran's nuclear drive. But the deliberate errors were so rudimentary they would have been easily fixed by sophisticated Russian nuclear scientists, the book said. The operation, which took place during the Clinton administration in early 2000, was codenamed Operation Merlin and "may have been one of the most reckless operations in...
  • NYPD: A Dangerous Philosophy [Mandatory 12-pound triggers]

    03/06/2014 4:14:16 AM PST · by servo1969 · 52 replies ^ | 3-4-2014 | Mike McDaniel
    On February 27, 2014, Bearing Arms Editor Bob Owens wrote an article asking one of the more relevant questions extant: “Does the NYPD Have A Training Problem?” Bob’s article tells the story of two rookie NYPD officers who, pursuing a pair of fleeing criminals, fired a total of seven shots and entirely missed the criminal that had turned and fired at them. Unfortunately, the criminal’s marksmanship was far superior and he, firing three rounds, hit one of the officers with all three, once in each leg and once in the groin. The officer is recovering. The NYPD is not publicizing...
  • TacCon 3MR Trigger Review [video only]

    02/17/2014 12:29:09 PM PST · by servo1969 · 16 replies ^ | 2-16-2014 | Military Arms Channel
    The TacCon 3MR trigger is a drop in system that allows the user to fire their AR15 rifle more quickly that a standard trigger allows for. The TacCon 3MR requires no modification to your rifle and the result is a very streamline and integrated system. It's an alternative to the popular bumpfire stocks.
  • Are Rubio, Graham, Boehner & McConnell Dumb Enough to Believe CBO's Scoring of the Immigration Bill?

    06/20/2013 2:18:32 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 25 replies
    6/20/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    And dumb enough to support this immigration bill given the Senate's 54-43 rejection of the Cornyn plan for a border security 'trigger'? The CBO dynamically "scored" (with numbers supplied to it by Dems) the immigration bill (S. 744) and found that it - low & behold - will DECREASE federal deficits over the next 20 years. Hmmm. How are those CBO-scored ObamaCare numbers working out for ya? They were only $2 TRILLION DOLLARS off when predicting the cost of ObamaCare. But no way they could botch this....right? I wonder what the odds are of these 4 getting primaried, given that...
  • The Man in Bloombergs Gun Ad Has His Finger on the Trigger (Video)

    03/26/2013 8:20:53 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 16 replies ^ | 3-26-2013 | Jim Hoft
    Full Title - "Good Grief The Man in Bloombergs Gun Ad Has His Finger on the Trigger Never Shot a Gun in His Life (Video)" The name of this Bloomberg anti-gun ad is Responsible but the so-called gun owner has his finger on the trigger. Thats not so responsible. And, he keeps his finger on the trigger the duration of the ad. (Video) If Mayor Bloomberg was going to blow $12 million on anti-gun ads, he could of at least hired someone whose held a gun before. Good grief Mayor Bloombergs ad campaign if filled with irresponsible firearms behavior....
  • The Polonium Diversion

    12/27/2006 12:16:00 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 10 replies · 555+ views ^ | December 10, 2006 | Edward Jay Epstein
    The Polonium Diversion At least a dozen people have been contaminated by the rare radioactive isotope Polonium 210. The list includes Alexander Litvinenko, the ex-Lieutenant Colonel in the KGB who died from a dose of Polonium 210 in London on November 23rd; Andrei Lugovoi, a former colleague of Litvinenko in the KGB, who met with Litvinenko at the Pine bar of the Millennium Hotel in London the day he became ill, November 1st; Dmitry Lugovoi, Lugovois business associate, who also attended that November 1st meetings; 7 employees of the Millennium Hotel; Mario Scaramella, an Italian security consultant, who dined with...
  • What real parent empowerment looks like

    01/03/2012 8:06:37 AM PST · by inkling · 53 replies
    Goldwater Institute ^ | Jan. 3, 2012 | Jonathan Butcher
    Imagine if your childs assigned elementary school had puddles of urine in the bathroom, mouse droppings in the cafeteria, and clogged water fountains. Now imagine if your complaints were rejected by the principal. Parent Revolution, the Los Angeles-based group at the center of the Parent Trigger or Parent Empowerment movement, reports that these were the deplorable conditions at Washington Elementary School in Lynwood, Calif., when parents organized to help turn things around. The parents put pressure on school officials and formed a committee to help develop solutions. This idea empowering parents to take ownership of reforms long overdue at...
  • Wonkbook: The GOP's dual-trigger nightmare

    11/23/2011 8:09:05 PM PST · by sickoflibs · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/23/2011 | Ezra Klein
    Imagine if the Democrats offered Republicans a deficit deal that had more than $3 in tax increases for every $1 in spending cuts, assigned most of those spending cuts to the Pentagon, and didn't take a dime from Social Security, Medicaid or Medicare beneficiaries. Republicans would laugh at them. But without quite realizing it, that's the deal Republicans have now offered to the Democrats. In August, Republicans scored what they thought was a big win by persuading Democrats to accept a trigger that consisted only of spending cuts. The price they paid was 1) concentrating the cuts on the Pentagon...
  • Did 'Vitriol' on Airwaves Trigger Arizona Attack?

    Jan 9, 2011 - 13:15 - Sheriff: 'Free speech' has consequences
  • Taxes trigger a Texodus in New York

    12/27/2010 9:54:13 AM PST · by Nachum · 124 replies · 13+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12/27/10 | Jennifer Fermino
    The Lone Star State is scooping up more than just our congressional seats -- some $846 million in personal income shifted from New York to Texas in an eight-year period during the last decade, according to an analysis of IRS tax returns. Texas, which has no state or local income taxes and an enviably low cost of living, has been steadily poaching New Yorkers since the '90s, according to data from the Tax Foundation, a nonpartisan tax research organization based in Washington. From 2000 to 2008, more than $846 million in personal income moved from New York to Texas --...
  • The Secret Life of Trigger Discipline

    08/22/2010 5:44:05 AM PDT · by Immerito · 25 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | August 20, 2010 | Robert Farago
    There are two golden rules for gun safety. Rule one, never point a gun at something you dont want to destroy. Rule two: keep your finger off the trigger until youve decided to destroy it. Muzzle discipline means more than avoiding placing hapless humans in your sights. You should also refrain from potentially destroying your non-gun hand, your right foot, your neighbors extremities, the plexiglass range lane divider and anything else that might cause issues. To that end, follow the rabbis advice. Imagine theres a five-foot flame coming out of the guns muzzle. By the same token, trigger control means...
  • Roy Rogers auction in NYC offers Trigger's remains

    07/09/2010 9:57:22 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 39 replies · 5+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 9, 2010
    NEW YORK (AP) -- An upcoming New York City auction will feature the belongings of movie cowboy Roy Rogers - including the preserved remains of his famous horse, Trigger. Christie's in Manhattan held a preview Friday for next week's auction. The items are from the now-closed Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum in Branson, Mo.

    12/25/2009 6:20:24 AM PST · by Zakeet · 158 replies · 6,940+ views
    National Enquirer ^ | December 23, 2009
    Roy Rogers and his trusty steed Trigger may have come to the end of their "Happy Trails" - television's most famous horse is going on the auction block, The ENQUIRER has learned exclusively. The beloved golden palomino's home, the Roy Rogers-Dale Evans Museum, has closed - doomed by bitter family feuding, greed, mounting debts and IRS demands. Trigger - stuffed in a familiar pose, rearing majestically on hind legs - will join Dale Evans' horse Buttermilk, their beloved German shepherd Bullet and other Rogers memorabilia in bidding that's expected to reach into the multimillions of dollars. Fans around the...
  • Dem leaders 'leaning strongly' toward opt-out for public healthcare plan

    10/26/2009 5:19:43 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 27 replies · 949+ views
    The Hill ^ | October 25, 2009 | Jordan Fabian and Roxana Tiron
    Democratic senators continued to remain bullish on the chances of creating a government-run public option as part of healthcare reform. But Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) predicted Sunday that last week's Medicare doc fix vote was a sign of trouble to come for Democrats in trying to rally enough votes to push through a government-run health insurance option. Senate Democratic Caucus chairman Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on Sunday that Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is very close to getting the 60 votes needed to move forward with a healthcare reform bill in the Senate. Schumer echoed the calls of...
  • (Sen. Susan) Collins does not support public option 'trigger'

    09/13/2009 9:11:47 AM PDT · by maggief · 25 replies · 931+ views
    The Hill ^ | 09/13/09 | Tony Romm
    A key swing vote on healthcare reform said Sunday she would not support a public option "trigger" -- a series of benchmarks that, if not met by a certain time, would authorize the creation of a government insurance program.
  • Sen. Susan Collins Says Flatly that She Won't Support a "Public Option" or a "Trigger" - Video

    09/14/2009 11:04:25 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 20 replies · 828+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 14, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of GOP Sen. Susan Collins saying she will NOT support a Health Care Bill with a "Public Option," or a "Trigger" for a "Public Option." She made the statement to CNN's John King. Collins is one Republican Democrats have thought they could convince to support ObamaCare, but she said flatly in this video she will not support the "Public Option." Collins rightly said that a "trigger" only delays implementation of a "Public Option." To vote for a "trigger" when it is the Government who will decide if the "trigger" needs to be used, is to guarantee an...
  • Obama Speech Wednesday: Smells Like "Trigger" Spirit.

    09/08/2009 8:31:15 PM PDT · by The Independent Rage · 12 replies · 575+ views
    The Independent Rage ^ | 09/08/2009 | Big Daddy D
    Predictions for what Obama may propose tomorrow night? It think its fairly clear that he will not be insisting upon a public option. There is the possibility of something along the lines of the bill that democratic Senator Max Baucus is working on, which would involve public cooperatives (whatever precisely that really means) rather than a public option, plus a requirement that all citizens obtain health insurance. But I think thats improbable. Instead, I think what were probably going to hear from Obama is a proposal for the so-called trigger. The trigger means that the public option is only triggered...
  • Whoa, Trigger--The latest gimmick to disguise a health-care 'public option.'

    09/08/2009 10:09:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies · 659+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 8, 2009 | Editorial
    President Obama has decided that another oration will rejuvenate his health-care agendadespite having given 27 speeches entirely on health care, and another 92 in which it figured prominently. We'll see how tomorrow night's Congressional appeal works out, but the important maneuvers are taking place in the cloak rooms, as the White House tries to staple together a majority. The latest political gimmick is the notion of a "trigger" for the public option: A new government program for the middle class would only come on line if private insurance companies fail to meet certain benchmarks, such as lowering overall health spending...
  • Government Insurance 'Trigger' Draws Bipartisan Criticism in Health Care Debate

    09/06/2009 1:37:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies · 797+ views
    Fox News ^ | 9/06/09
    Government Insurance 'Trigger' Draws Bipartisan Criticism in Health Care Sunday, September 06, 2009 Conservatives and liberals alike are puncturing the latest trial balloon in the health care reform debate, finding flaws with a proposal that would keep a government-run health insurance plan on reserve in case private insurance companies don't meet certain benchmarks. The so-called "trigger" has been floated by Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, a member of the "gang of six" Senate negotiators who are trying to broker a bipartisan compromise. Under such an option, if agreed-upon goals are not met by the insurance industry, then that would pull...
  • The Obama Back-Peddle On Health Care? Not Believing It

    09/03/2009 11:29:11 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 15 replies · 583+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-03-09 | Curt
    Obama and friends are taking a play from the Hillary Clinton playbook....proposing a "trigger" Socialist takeover of health care instead of a single payer system from the start: My colleague Dana Bash and I have learned from a source, each one of us, that this White House right now is very quietly in serious conversations with Republican Senator Olympia Snowe, a key moderate. She is basically the last Republican out of those gang of six senators who have been negotiating, really the last Republican that has an open line to this White House right now. What we're hearing that she's...
  • Nuclear Explosion Suspected at Epicenter of the Sichuan Earthquake

    06/03/2008 5:44:39 PM PDT · by mondonico · 67 replies · 211+ views
    Epoch Times ^ | 6 June 2008 | Wu Weilin
    An unnamed expert believes that a nuclear explosion caused the recent 8.0 magnitude Sichuan earthquake in China, where three weeks after the catastrophe the death toll has reached 69,000 plus. Overseas Chinese website Boxun News reported that the expert confirmed there was a nuclear explosion near the epicenter, based on witness reports and the discovery of concrete rubble believed to have come from an underground military installation.
  • CA: Governor signs bill that could trigger higher insurance rates (for earthquake coverage)

    10/05/2007 7:10:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 204+ views
    More than 760,000 California homeowners who buy earthquake insurance through a state-run authority could see their premiums rise under a bill signed Friday by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. But the measure's supporters say that without the legislation homeowners could be hit with even bigger rate increases. The measure by Sen. Mike Machado, D-Linden, creates a new $1.3 billion underwriting requirement for insurance companies participating in the California Earthquake Authority program. That $1.3 billion requirement will replace a $2.2 billion insurance industry commitment that's scheduled to expire on Dec. 1, 2008. State Treasurer Bill Lockyer opposed the legislation, predicting it would force...
  • German man's smelly feet trigger police raid

    07/08/2007 11:25:12 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 1,491+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/8/07 | Reuters
    BERLIN (Reuters) - German police broke into a darkened flat fearing they would find a dead body after neighbours complained of a nasty smell seeping out onto the staircase. The shutters of the apartment had been closed for more than a week and the post-box was filled with uncollected mail. But instead of a corpse police found a tenant with badly smelling feet asleep in bed next to a pile of foul-smelling laundry, police in the south-western town of Kaiserslautern said on Sunday.
  • Star's odd double explosion hints at antimatter trigger

    04/09/2007 12:07:48 PM PDT · by bedolido · 52 replies · 1,612+ views
    space.newscientist ^ | 4-6-2007 | David Shiga
    A star that survived a massive explosion only to be destroyed in a second blast just two years later has piqued the curiosity of astronomers. Its bizarre death might be due to the production of antimatter in its core towards the end of its life. The star that exploded appears to have been a massive type called a Wolf-Rayet star, which begin their lives with more than 40 times the mass of the Sun. It exploded in a galaxy 77 million light years from Earth, with the first blast occurring on 20 October 2004. It was so bright...
  • 'Trigger Happy' US Worries Putin

    02/26/2007 6:29:58 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 457+ views
    'Trigger happy' US worries Putin By Our Foreign Staff Last Updated: 1:44am GMT 27/02/2007 The president of Russia expressed concern yesterday about a "trigger happy" America as speculation mounted about the Bush administration's plans to attack Iran's nuclear sites. In a televised exchange during a cabinet meeting, Vladimir Putin was told by his foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, that "predictions that strikes will be conducted against Iran have become more common, and this causes concern". "Those who are discussing this topic include the US vice president [Dick Cheney] who said that he did not exclude such an option," he added. In...
  • Bird Flu Mutations Likely To Trigger Pandemic Identified

    11/16/2006 2:40:06 PM PST · by blam · 91 replies · 1,291+ views
    Fox News ^ | 11-16-2006 | Daniel J DeNoon
    Bird Flu Mutations Likely to Trigger Pandemic Identified Thursday, November 16, 2006 By Daniel J. DeNoon Either of two simple bird flu virus mutations could trigger a deadly pandemic, Japanese scientists warn. Both mutations already have popped up in humans infected with the H5N1 bird flu virus. They've been seen in bird flu viruses isolated from two people in Azerbaijan and from one person in Iraq, according to the Japanese scientists. Neither mutation has been seen among the more than 600 H5N1 viruses isolated from birds. The two human mutations give the bird flu virus the ability to attach to...
  • Endangered flowers trigger fight over California housing project (another plant of a "plant"?)

    07/08/2006 1:02:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 2,135+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/8/06 | Terence Chea - ap
    Did residents of this idyllic wine country town illegally plant an endangered flower to sabotage a proposed housing development? That's the question at the heart of a quarrel folks here have dubbed "Foamgate." Bob Evans, a 72-year-old retired elementary school principal, says he was walking with his dog last year when he came upon the tiny white flowers of Sebastopol meadowfoam poking from shallow pools of water in a grassy field. The former bean farm happens to be the chosen site of the 20-acre Laguna Vista housing development. Evans and other opponents seized on the discovery of the federally protected...
  • 'Jews Are Our Enemy. I will Pull The Trigger Whenever Required'

    04/22/2006 5:02:11 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 812+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-23-2006 | Jane Flanagan
    'Jews are our enemy. I will pull the trigger whenever required' Jane Flanagan in Gaza City (Filed: 23/04/2006) Jamal Abu Samhadana had just been appointed chief of the Palestinian security services, but his supporters saw no reason to celebrate. Instead of driving around the potholed streets firing their AK47s in the air, his advisers gathered in a tin-roofed hut in a remote part of the Gaza territory, safe - they hoped - from prying ears. Jamal Abu Samhadana For now is a dangerous time to be the Palestinians' security supremo, and Abu Samhadana's allies know that even if the Israelis...
  • Calif. thunderstorms trigger mudslides

    10/18/2005 6:47:48 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 446+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/18/05 | Peter Prengaman - ap
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A spectacular series of thunderstorms rolled through Southern California, bringing walnut-sized hail and bursts of heavy rain that triggered mudslides and shut down the main highway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Parts of the region remained under a severe weather watch early Tuesday. Interstate 5 was closed for about five hours Monday in both directions about 65 miles north of Los Angeles, because of mudslides and up to four feet of standing water on the road, said California Highway Patrol spokesman Johnny Fisher. "There's a few feet of mud all over the roadway," Fisher said....
  • Trigger-Happy US Troops 'Will Keep Us In Iraq For Years'

    05/14/2005 6:19:58 PM PDT · by blam · 41 replies · 1,325+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-15-2005 | Sean Rayment
    Trigger-happy US troops 'will keep us in Iraq for years' By Sean Rayment (Filed: 15/05/2005) British defence chiefs have warned United States military commanders in Iraq to change their rules for opening fire or face becoming bogged down in a terrorist war for a decade or more. The Telegraph has learnt that the warning was issued last month in response to a series of incidents that led to the deaths of Iraqi civilians, mainly at checkpoints, after soldiers opened fire in the mistaken belief that they were being attacked by suicide bombers. US soldiers secure the site of an explosion...
  • Cannabis use 'trigger for schizophrenia'

    03/23/2005 12:33:10 PM PST · by Crackingham · 105 replies · 1,796+ views
    New Zealand Herald ^ | Mar. 24, ,2005 | Kent Atkinson
    Cannabis use as a teenager increases the risk of developing schizophrenia in later life, a study using research on New Zealand youths has revealed. A report in the British Medical Journal showed those who used cannabis as a teenager had a 10 per cent chance of developing psychosis by the age of 26. The general public have a 3 per cent risk. The conclusions were based on a study by the Institute of Psychiatry in London of 759 people born in Dunedin, New Zealand, between 1972 and 1973. That report was used and supported by Dutch researcher Dr Jim van...
  • Researchers Find Possible Trigger, Possible Fix

    01/31/2005 1:30:06 PM PST · by auggy · 21 replies · 972+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | January 31, 2005 | Raja Mishra
    Researchers in Boston have pinpointed a primary trigger for the most common form of diabetes and have uncovered evidence that simple, inexpensive aspirin-like drugs could keep the disease that affects millions in check. The researchers, from Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, discovered a genetic ''master switch" in the liver that is turned on when people become obese. Obesity has long been linked to diabetes, but the reason, until now, has been unknown. Joslin researchers found that once on, this switch produces low-level inflammation, which disrupts the body's ability to process insulin, causing type 2 diabetes.
  • Mental Health Charity Calls for Cannabis Probe (can 'trigger' psychotic episode of schizophrenia)

    01/30/2005 7:39:28 PM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies · 1,016+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/29/05
    Mental Health Charity Calls for Cannabis Probe Sat Jan 29,10:37 AM ET LONDON (Reuters) - A British health charity called on Saturday for an investigation into evidence that smoking cannabis may cause psychosis in people at risk of mental illness. Rethink, which campaigns on behalf of schizophrenia sufferers, said the mental health risks of using cannabis were not widely understood. "There is strong evidence from a wide range of sources that long term and short-term use of cannabis can 'trigger' a psychotic episode of schizophrenia in people who are at high risk of developing schizophrenia --- for instance, people who...
  • No Chip in Arm, No Shot From Gun

    04/16/2004 5:18:11 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 58 replies · 682+ views
    AP via Wired News ^ | Wednesday, April 14, 2004 | Associated Press
    <p>PALM BEACH, Florida -- A new computer chip promises to keep police guns from firing if they fall into the wrong hands.</p> <p>The tiny chip would be implanted in a police officer's hand and would match up with a scanning device inside a handgun. If the officer and gun match, a digital signal unlocks the trigger so it can be fired. But if a child or criminal would get hold of the gun, it would be useless.</p>
  • Did Comet Trigger The Great Chicago Fire?

    03/06/2004 2:15:32 PM PST · by blam · 48 replies · 1,387+ views
    Discovery ^ | 3-6-2004 | Irene Mona Klotz
    Did a Comet Trigger The Great Chicago Fire? By Irene Mona Klotz, Discovery News The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 March 5, 2004 Perhaps it was not Mrs. O'Leary's cow kicking over a lantern that sparked the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, which destroyed the downtown area and claimed 300 lives. New research lends credence to an alternative explanation: The fire, along with less-publicized and even more deadly blazes the same night in upstate Wisconsin and Michigan, was the result of a comet fragment crashing into Earth's atmosphere. The comet theory has been around and most often discarded...
  • CA: Trigger upheld for car tax hike

    03/11/2003 9:04:32 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 230+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 3/11/03 | Alexa H. Bluth and John Hill
    <p>Lawyers for Gov. Gray Davis and state Controller Steve Westly announced an agreement Monday that ended a weeks-long impasse over midyear budget cuts and could lead to a tripling of the annual vehicle license fee -- without a vote of the Legislature or the public.</p>
  • Un Inspectors Provide Bush With Fresh Trigger For War

    02/22/2003 4:41:55 PM PST · by blam · 19 replies · 202+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 2-23-2003 | Rupert Cornwell/Andy McSmith
    UN inspectors provide Bush with fresh trigger for war By Rupert Cornwell and Andy McSmith 23 February 2003 An invasion of Iraq by the US and Britain could come even sooner than expected, as United Nations weapons inspectors threw down a double challenge to Saddam Hussein, and President Bush issued his sternest warning yet to the UN to fall into line or face irrelevance. The new pressure on Baghdad comes as Tony Blair risks a huge Commons rebellion this week when Labour MPs are ordered by the whips to support the threat of military force against Iraq. Last night, war...
  • Inspectors Discover Iraqi Warheads. Will This Be The Trigger For War

    01/16/2003 3:27:52 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies · 292+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 1-17-2003 | David Usborne
    Inspectors discover Iraqi warheads. Will this be the trigger for war? By David Usborne in New York and Andrew grice 17 January 2003 The prospects of war with Iraq appeared to increase suddenly last night after United Nations weapons inspectors revealed they had discovered a number of empty chemical warheads stashed in a complex of newly built bunkers in the country. Officials and diplomats said they could not yet reach any definitive conclusions on the warheads but their discovery threatens to alter the mood severely as the United States continues to press the case against Iraq. Hiro Ueki, a UN...