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  • A 'Woefully incomplete' universal health bill dead for the year in California”

    06/24/2017 9:12:00 AM PDT · by Macoozie · 25 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | JUNE 23, 2017 4:47 PM | TARYN LUNA AND CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO
    Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon put the brakes on a sweeping plan to overhaul the health care market in California Friday, calling the bill “woefully incomplete.”
  • UN wants a universal digital ID for your data (cnet)

    06/22/2017 10:51:36 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 37 replies
    CNET ^ | 06/20/2017 | Alfred Ng
    UN wants a universal digital ID for your data Humanitarians and tech companies say a digital form of identification would be particularly useful for refugees separated from their personal documents. Maja Vujinovic knows first-hand what it's like to be at a border when you don't have identification. In 1993, her family was escaping Yugoslavia as its sovereignty was crumbling. At one border check, she heard a guard yelling, "So what? They don't exist. You can do with them what you'd like." Because Yugoslavia stopped existing as a nation, countries weren't recognizing the IDs of its onetime citizens, Vujinovic said. Officially,...
  • Universal cancer vaccine on horizon after genetic breakthrough

    06/01/2016 7:26:57 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 54 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 1 JUNE 2016 | Sarah Knapton
    A universal cancer vaccine is on the horizon after scientists discovered how to rewire immune cells to fight any type of disease. The potential new therapy involves injecting tiny particles of genetic code into the body which travel to the immune cells and teach them to recognise specific cancers.
  • How big is too big? Some theme park riders fear small seats and the "walk of shame"

    05/11/2016 5:14:40 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 63 replies
    LA Times ^ | 5/11/2016 | Brady McDonald
    Universal’s Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey has bedeviled many big and tall riders who discover at the last moment that their journey aboard the new attraction is indeed forbidden because they don’t fit in the “enchanted benches.” The uncomfortable scene is a familiar one to anybody who has ever visited a theme park: The overweight rider becomes increasingly embarrassed as the ride attendant pushes and shoves with all his might on the over-the-shoulder restraint that stubbornly refuses to click closed. Everybody waiting in line knows what comes next: the walk of shame. “The walk of shame is an embarrassing...
  • Southwest Airlines, Comcast, Office Depot Sponsor Homosexual...Conference Featuring ‘Gay Jesus'

    02/06/2015 12:37:53 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 57 replies
    Americans for Truth ^ | 2-6-15 | Peter LaBarbera
    Southwest Airlines is among the major corporate sponsors of the 2015 “Creating Change” conference, an annual event drawing thousands of homosexual, bisexual, transgender, “queer” and “kink” (sadomasochistic) activists from across the country. The massive gathering of LGBTQueer activists opens today in Denver and includes a screening of a documentary film celebrating a “gay”-authored play casting “Jesus” as a homosexual. The documentary, “Corpus Christi: Playing with Redemption,” celebrates the 1998 play “Corpus Christi,” by homosexual playwright Terrence McNally, in which “Joshua,” representing Jesus Christ, is cast as a homosexual who as a teenager had homosexual sex with Judas (who later becomes...
  • Time for Comcast-NBC to Fire Al Sharpton

    12/27/2014 3:27:08 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 36 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | December 27, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    MEMO TO: Comcast/NBC Universal Happy New Year. Now do yourself and your company a favor and fire the man identified by Mediaite as ..really…””the most powerful man in America.” Who would that be, as described here, exactly? “Outside of the president, Al Sharpton might possibly be the most powerful man in America right now.” - “So if the ratings are bad and the delivery even worse, why and how does Sharpton still have a program on the air? Answer: Because Comcast and NBC — and this is just an educated guess — must be petrified to fire him (by, yes,...
  • Harry Potter fans wait in line SEVEN HOURS to get on new theme park ride (Universal-Orlando)

    07/09/2014 9:17:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    AP and Reuters ^ | July 9, 2014 | Staff
    Lines to get on the new Harry Potter ride at Universal Orlando Resort were more than seven hours long on opening day Tuesday. Fans began lining up before dawn for the public opening of the The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley’ attraction, modeled after the London shopping district for wizards that is featured in Rowling's book series. The area quickly filled to capacity, leading to staggered admissions into the self-contained attraction, employees handing out tickets with return times, and – according to one visitor – the creation of a nap zone in the waiting area for sleepy...
  • Harry Reid Revives Call for Universal Gun Registration

    06/15/2014 10:52:26 AM PDT · by forty_years · 39 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | Wednesday, 11 June 2014 | Written by Gun Owners
    ACTION: Contact your Senators. Ask them to oppose Harry Reid's new push for universal gun registration.Like a vampire who can't stop sucking the blood of horrific tragedies, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid is once again pushing to suck political gain from the pain of others.Speaking on the floor of the Senate in the wake of the shooting of three people in Las Vegas, Reid said that the "American people are depending" on the Senate to pass universal gun registry to, supposedly, keep guns out of the hands of people like the Las Vegas killers. After the Troutdale, Oregon, shooting in...
  • A bet on Florida pays off

    05/28/2014 6:09:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 27, 2014 | Tim Mullaney
    In 2008, when American businesses were almost universally hoarding cash in a struggle to survive the financial crisis, Harris Rosen made a different call. Instead of pulling back, Mr. Rosen, the biggest independent hotel owner in this city built on tourism, hit the gas. He committed to spend $130 million to renovate his seven hotels, then added more international marketing staff members to sell them to tour groups from faraway places like Brazil and South Korea. Today, Florida’s economy is on the rise again, shaking off the dead weight of a housing bust that hit Florida harder than almost any...
  • I'm waiting months to see a specialist. What can I do?

    01/10/2014 8:28:06 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 33 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | July 10 2011 | LISA PRIEST
    The Question: I've had pain in my right knee for more than a year. After waiting five months, I had an MRI which showed two ligament tears. The specialist cannot see me for months. I have to work and care for my two children under age 10. The anti-inflammatory pills do not help, and my leg is so swollen I can hardly walk. What is my right to be treated? The Answer: It's frustrating: You've paid into medicare for years and it's not available when you need it. Rationing and waits are endemic to our public health-care system, but that's...
  • The Corps Report Ep. 27 — Typhoon Aid and the Corps Adopts a new Universal Cover

    11/16/2013 9:51:55 AM PST · by Joe Brower · 1 replies
    USMC 'Corps Report' ^ | 11/15/13 | USMC
    The Corps Report Ep. 27 — Typhoon Aid and the Corps Adopts a new Universal CoverUSMC Corps Report11/15/13 Click here for the video, which features a couple other stories. This week's episode of The Corps Report features Marines providing humanitarian relief in the Philippines, the Corps adopts a new universal service and dress cover, and a robotic pack-mule that lends a helping hoof.
  • Nobel Laureate: World Needs “Secular Ten Commandments” and Universal Values

    10/24/2013 8:41:59 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 28 replies
    The New American ^ | 23 October 2013 | Selwyn Duke
    Old utopians may die, but utopianism never does fade away. While speaking at a summit of Nobel Peace Prize winners in Warsaw on Monday, Nobel Laureate and former Polish president Lech Walesa added Modern-day Moses of Magog to his résumé, advocating a “secular Ten Commandments” as a basis for universal values. Said Walesa, “We need to agree on common values for all religions as soon as possible, a kind of secular Ten Commandments on which we will build the world of tomorrow,” reports France 24. Ah, “build the world of tomorrow.” Somehow that reminds me of WWI being “the war...
  • Riders stuck on rollercoaster at Universal, Orlando Fire officials say

    10/09/2013 5:02:18 PM PDT · by NonValueAdded · 10 replies
    Click Orlando dot com ^ | Oct 9, 2013 | WKMG staff
    Hollywood Rip Ride Rickit stuck with 8 to 12 people on board, officials say Published On: Oct 09 2013 07:29:56 PM EDT Updated On: Oct 09 2013 07:58:05 PM EDT ORLANDO, Fla. - Nearly a dozen people are stuck on a rollercoaster at Universal Orlando on Wednesday evening, according to Orlando Fire Department. OFD said the call came in shortly after 7 p.m. on Wednesday that the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit was stuck with 8 to 12 people on board. Local 6 news helicopter Sky 6 flew over the scene as crews investigated, taking elevators up to the top of...
  • The Elite Media Hates You

    04/29/2013 5:53:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 29, 2013 | Dan Holler
    It doesn’t matter whether you’re on the far left, far right or somewhere in the middle, there is absolutely no denying the rise of the tea party has altered America’s political landscape. And the elite media is making clear, in no uncertain terms, they despise this type of change. Last week, Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) voted against the Schumer-Toomey gun bill because her constituents were opposed to the bill. On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, former lawmaker Joe Scarborough and his sidekick Mika Brzezinski lit into her: MIKA: She is defending her vote saying her office was flooded with calls from constituents...
  • Colorado lawmakers pass universal gun purchase background checks

    03/15/2013 5:02:14 PM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/15/2013 | Keith Coffman, Dan Whitcomb
    Colorado lawmakers passed a bill on Friday to mandate universal background checks for all gun buyers in a state that has experienced two of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history, a spokesman for majority Colorado House Democrats said....The legislation now awaits the signature of Governor John Hickenlooper for final approval.
  • What's the big deal about background checks?

    02/03/2013 9:43:35 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 51 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 4-27-2009 | paul velone
    Among comments to my last piece, “Lautenberg gun show bill as bad as expected,” several were from well-meaning gun owners who honestly questioned why S. 843 – ostensibly submitted to close the “gun show loophole” – is really so bad. A typical and knowledgeable comment went like this: “I am a very pro-gun person. I own a couple of rifles and I will never support any [‘assault weapon’ ban]. I don't even support the ‘86 [McClure-Volkmer] automatic ban. But background checks should be required for any and every sale. If that means transferring it at the dealer, then fine. "But...
  • UNIVERSAL THEME PARK SHOW TOASTS OBAMA, ROASTS ROMNEY

    10/10/2012 8:30:59 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 19 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 10/10/12 | ChristIan Toto
    In the show, a black man was dressed up in a suit and sunglasses looking all cool and singing a rap about how he was the first black president. He makes references to gay rights, women's contraception, killing Osama bin Laden, supporting Big Bird and the like. All the while, the crowd was getting pumped up and cheering the entire time. The black man’s “opponent” was a white man talking like a "nerd" and looking all disheveled as he stumbled out saying that he lied in the debate, that he shoves grannies off the cliff. "Oh, I didn't know that...
  • Universal Studios shocking show defames Romney, praises Obama

    10/10/2012 4:38:14 AM PDT · by T.O.K. · 31 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | October, 10, 2012 | Marla Knowles
    Florida voters need to know about the appalling attempts by Universal Studios in Orlando to influence the November election in favor of President Obama. Since the park hosts more than 6 million visitors a year, about 500,000 per month -- maybe double that during Halloween Horror Nights throughout October -- this isn’t a campaign to be taken lightly. I went to Halloween Horror Nights last weekend and was shocked that Universal was using its amusement park as a political platform to reach the masses in favor of Obama and to slam Republican contender Mitt Romney in a show called “Bill...
  • 'Universal' cancer vaccine developed

    04/08/2012 2:58:22 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 57 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | April 8, 2012 | Richard Gray
    A vaccine that can train cancer patients' own bodies to seek out and destroy tumour cells has been developed by scientists. The therapy, which targets a molecule found in 90 per cent of all cancers, could provide a universal injection that allows patients' immune systems to fight off common cancers including breast and prostate cancer. Preliminary results from early clinical trials have shown the vaccine can trigger an immune response in patients and reduce levels of disease. The scientists behind the vaccine now hope to conduct larger trials in patients to prove it can be effective against a range of...
  • U.S. Ambassador to Russia: We Support "Universal Values" Not "American Values"

    01/25/2012 7:22:01 AM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 1/24/12 | staff
    The Senate confirmed McFaul as ambassador on December 17, 2011. Transcript below. NPR: Let's say Vladimir Putin wins the election in March and remains in power in Russia. Where are we in these countries, I mean in this evolution towards democracy you describe? MCFAUL: We're, you know, two decades in. I'm not going to give grades about, oh, how democratic or not it is, but most certainly this system is not the totalitarian dictatorship of the Soviet Union. Let's be very clear about that. Individual rights have progressed far. Choice is greater than it was before. And maybe not as...