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  • 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...
  • Lawmakers weigh universal health care bill for Massachusetts (public option & single-payer)

    12/16/2011 7:08:01 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/15/11
    Lawmakers weigh universal health care bill for MassachusettsBy Associated Press Thursday, December 15, 2011 - Added 24 hours ago Beacon Hill lawmakers are planning to hear testimony on two bills designed to create universal health coverage in Massachusetts. **SNIP** The bill’s sponsor, state Sen. James Eldridge, said the so-called "public option" would give consumers more choice while increasing competition and reducing insurance costs. A second bill also filed by the Acton Democrat would create a so-called single-payer health care system for Massachusetts, guaranteeing health care coverage for every resident.
  • Universal Studios Florida to close 'Jaws' ride

    12/02/2011 7:25:57 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 15 replies
    sacbee.com ^ | 2 Dec 2011 | AP Story
    ORLANDO, Florida -- Universal Studios Florida plans to close one of its oldest and most popular attractions next month to make way for a new attraction. The theme park announced on Facebook on Friday that on Jan. 2 it will permanently shut down its "Jaws" ride, which is based on the blockbuster 1975 Steven Spielberg movie. It was one of the original features at the park when it opened in 1990. The surrounding "Amity" area inspired by the island where the movie was set will also close down to make room for a new attraction. The park isn't releasing any...
  • A Letter to the Pope: How To Do Latin Right

    11/30/2011 7:20:08 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 19 replies
    American Chronicle ^ | Sept, 2007 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    >>>THIS ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED FOUR YEARS AGO. STILL A HOT TOPIC.>>>> The Vatican recently announced a return to the Latin Mass for congregations that wish to use it. Much of the world was bewildered or bemused. Oh great, old-fashioned religionists will be listening to sonorous noise that nobody understands. Ah, but what if they did! I believe the Pope’s decision is a great opportunity, both for spiritual enlightenment and educational advances. Perhaps I should mention that I’m not a Catholic or someone who goes to religious ceremonies of any kind. I write as an education activist; in that context, let’s...
  • Ronald Reagan Film Career to be Honored in Washington DC by Motion Picture Industry (title excerpt)

    10/10/2011 3:15:10 PM PDT · by moviefan8 · 3 replies
    deadline.com ^ | Wednesday, October 5, 2011 | Nikki Finke
    EXCLUSIVE: I’ve learned that the Motion Picture Association Of America representing the Hollywood movie studios will be co-hosting a tribute to Ronald Reagan’s film career on November 14th in Washington DC. The other host will be the Ronald Reagan Centennial Celebration, which is the year-long commemoration of Reagan’s 100th birthday in 2011. All the movie studios are obtaining old footage of Reagan’s 53-movie legacy from 1937 to 1965 and are putting together around 5 cinematic profiles of the former Screen Actors Guild president for the bipartisan event. But I suspect the real reason behind this Reagan tribute is to remind...
  • Universal healthcare and guncontrol lead to the holocaust 7:Our constitution

    09/15/2011 3:44:45 PM PDT · by mainestategop
    youtube ^ | John Hunter
    Episode 7 on our sacred constitution under attack by liberals and socialized medicine. Clips from various speakers including Alex Jones and in the end you will see what will happen if our constitution is shredded like liberals want to happen.
  • Universal healthcare & gun control cause the holocaust 5:The gulag

    09/03/2011 8:54:47 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 1 replies
    youtube ^ | John Hunter
    Episode 5 of how socialized medicine and weapons bans will lead to the end of our liberty and freedom. This features footage of soviet gulags and mental hospitals used to isolate and torture dissidents and opponents of liberal policy as well as a special guest appearence by Actor and Former president Ronald Reagan, warning us on the dangers of Universal healthcare.
  • Banned from the internet: Universal healthcare posters

    08/16/2011 9:56:55 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 4 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Mainestategop
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3OPgDobGO4&feature=related Be sure to download on your hard drive using www.keepvid.com or by pressing prtscr on your key board and pasting these on ms paint and saving them as JPG or BMP images. I got banned from photobucket from posting this stuff! I also might get banned from youtube as well!
  • FCC Pushes For Universal Broadband Access

    07/28/2011 6:31:52 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 14 replies
    National Progressive Radio ^ | February 9th | Melissa Block
    If you look at your phone bill, you might notice a fee tacked on for something called the Universal Service Fund. That surcharge is used to help connect underserved parts of America, mostly rural, with phone service. Well, now the Federal Communications Commission is starting work on a plan to convert that $8 billion fund. Instead of subsidizing phone service, it would instead help provide broadband Internet to underserved areas. And FCC chairman Julius Genachowski joins me to explain. Why don't you make your pitch, Chairman Genachowski? Why the need for change? Mr. JULIUS GENACHOWSKI (Chairman of the Federal Communications...
  • Health of online journalism linked to universal broadband, says Genachowski

    07/27/2011 10:38:20 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 13 replies
    FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski last week used the release of a new report on the information needs of communities as an opportunity to focus attention on the link between universal broadband availability and "healthy online journalism." ... The focus of Genachowski’s speech was a new 478-page online report, "The Information Needs of Communities," authored by veteran reporter, editor and online publisher Steve Waldman and members of the FCC staff. ... Genachowski said the report identifies areas in which the government, the private sector and nonprofits “can help make success possible for journalists and entrepreneurs that are trying to seize the...
  • Universal Basic Income(free money for life coming soon)

    07/20/2011 9:55:19 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 30 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | 7/19/11 | Mainestategop
    The above title should say it all. It is a currently unheard of social program but one that will become widely known just like Social security and Universal health care. The Universal Basic Income is essentially getting free money for life with no strings attached. ABSOLUTELY NONE! It is already beginning to take hold in New Zealand and is being contemplated (not surprisingly) by that Communist liberal utopia that Democrats want us to emulate, the European Union. According to websites such as basic income.com and similar websites advocating the implementation of UBI, everyone would receive somewhere between six hundred to...
  • Health Care Denial as Social Control(communist barf bag needed)

    07/13/2011 10:06:40 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 7 replies
    DogCanyon ^ | Glenn Smith
    Implicit in the contemporary American health care system is a threat: Conform and spend your life behaving yourself in limited jobs or we will deny you insurance and put your health and your family’s future at risk. Restrictions on health care availability are an effective form of social control. We often talk about this in terms of women’s health care. But too often lost in the health care debate is the broader truth: health care is used as a weapon of control. In a certain sense, we can be healthy or we can be truly free. So much for Patrick...
  • IBM makes breakthrough in new kind of “universal” memory chip

    07/01/2011 11:41:34 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies
    VentureBeat ^ | 6/29/11 | Dean Takahashi
    IBM researchers have made a breakthrough in a new kind of memory chip that can record data 100 times faster than today’s flash memory chips. That means scientists are one step closer to creating a universal memory chip that is fast, permanent, and has lots of capacity. If they really work as billed, these multi-bit phase-change memory chips could transform enterprise computing and storage by around 2016, according to IBM. The technology could lead to chips that are lower cost, faster, and more durable in storing applications for consumer devices, including mobile phones and cloud storage. It could also benefit...
  • Al Queda's Building the Final Caliphate

    03/26/2011 2:22:31 PM PDT · by STD · 30 replies
    STD ^ | 03/26/11 | STD
    Watching a stampede of seemingly unconnected 'democratic movements' across the moslem ME, you might be fooled into thinking that America and the wonderfully liberating basis of representitive government is only just a few airstrikes away from fruition. Nothing could be further from the truth.
  • Russia launches universal ID and payment card.

    02/28/2011 9:07:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    yourjewishnews.com ^ | 2/28/11 | staff
    Imagine a piece of plastic that gets you a doctor's appointment, pays your bills, allows you to rent a car or buy a plane ticket and even get Moscow registration faster than the sham ads in the Moscow metro. President Dmitry Medvedev promised Monday that three years from now all Russians will have this magic card. He gave the government till May to make final calculations of the funds necessary to introduce the universal electronic card, or UEC, for all citizens and urged banks to not take advantage of card users at the meeting of the commission on modernization and...
  • Universal Health Care: Is It Constitutional? (How interstate commerce mandates coverage)

    10/18/2010 9:40:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 10/18/10 | Garrett Epps
    Universal Health Care: Is It Constitutional?Garrett Epps Oct 18 2010, 11:22 AM ET The heart of the challenge to the new federal health-care program is this image: an individual is doing nothing at all, bothering no one, when suddenly a federal bureaucrat appears and requires him or her to buy a commercial product or pay a tax. The program's opponents claim that, in the guise of regulating commercial activity, it regulates "inactivity." This, it is claimed, is unprecedented and tyrannical. Three federal courts so far have taken a first look at the argument. One, in Michigan, rejected it. The second,...
  • ELCA Teaching that I'm Sure the Devil Loves

    05/21/2010 12:12:34 PM PDT · by Enought · 10 replies · 336+ views
    Exposing the ELCA ^ | 05/21/2010 | Dan Skogen
    No need to believe in Jesus. Believe whatever you want! ELCA seminary professor, David J. Lull, says you are going to heaven no matter what. This is Part 2 (see Part 1) of an examination of Dr. David J. Lull, Professor of New Testament at Wartburg Theological Seminary series of lectures in January 2010 titled, "Preaching Lent and Easter." The following are quotes from Dr. Lull's lectures - "For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom [lytron] for many (Mk 10.45) - The term 'many' is not restrictive,...
  • Emma Watson..at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida

    05/21/2010 9:49:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies · 1,104+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | May 21, 2010 | Chris Johnson and Matt Fortune
    Emma Watson took some time away from her studies to enjoy a behind-closed-doors tour of the muc- hyped Wizarding World Of Harry Potter at the Orlando Resort in Florida. The 20-year-old actress, who plays Hermione Granger in the films, was joined by some of her co-stars, including Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid), Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) and Oliver and James Phelps (Weasley twins Fred and George). Dressed in a short blue summer dress, Emma, who is currently studying at Brown University in Rhode Island, was given a tour around the $200m stunning attraction ahead of its official opening in June.
  • Media Matters Debunks Simpson (Universal voter registration: Schumer & Conyers, not Frank)

    01/21/2010 6:57:11 PM PST · by jazusamo · 5 replies · 546+ views
    American Thinker ^ | January 21, 2010 | James Simpson
    It would be funny were it not so pathetic. No, I take that back. It is hilarious, knee-slapping, laugh-out-loud funny, and I have been laughing about it since I found out about it. Fellow examiner, Jim Kouri, (Law Enforcement Examiner) alerted me to the fact that Media Matters, the leftwing, Soros-funded, media lapdog, er watchdog, had taken me and others to task over reportage on universal voter registration. The issue was John Fund's naming of Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) as pushing universal voter registration legislation along with point man, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY). Fund said this in a recorded panel...
  • Frank says 'universal voter registration' bill allegations are false

    01/14/2010 2:14:10 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies · 641+ views
    The Hill ^ | January 14, 2010 | Eric Zimmermann
    Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) says conservatives are fabricating stories about his intention to implement "universal voter registration."The Massachusetts Democrat is pushing back against rumors that he will introduce legislation requiring anyone whose name appears in a government databases--including felons and illegal aliens--to register to vote.Frank's office cited a speech by the Wall Street Journal's John Fund as the origin of the rumor. The rumor has since been repeated by conservative radio hosts and blogs. Here's an excerpt from Fund's speech: "In January, Chuck Schumer and Barney Frank will propose universal voter registration. What is universal voter registration? It means...
  • EDITORIAL: Letting crooks & illegals vote--Democrats plan to manipulate elections with univ reg..

    01/07/2010 11:15:06 AM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies · 913+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | January 7, 2010 | Editorial
    Democrats have a political death wish. At least that's how it looks. There's no other explanation for their feverish push to take over the health care system when a huge majority of Americans are opposed to the plan. But facing an angry public, Democrats are scheming to find ways to manipulate the electoral process so they can cling to power even when voters want to kick the bums out. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, and Rep. Barney Frank, Massachusetts Democrat, have plans to ram through legislation that will produce universal voter registration. No matter what they claim, the...
  • What the Dems Know: Universal Voter Registration

    01/06/2010 7:48:35 AM PST · by CincyRichieRich · 27 replies · 1,869+ views
    www.americanthinker.com ^ | 1-6-10 | James Simpson
    Many are puzzled that Democrats persist in ramming unpopular and destructive legislation down our collective throats with no apparent concern for their plummeting poll numbers. A widespread belief is that the Democrats are committing political suicide and will be swept from one or both houses of Congress with unprecedented electoral losses next November. But since Democrat politicians rarely do things that will not ultimately benefit themselves, this column asked two weeks ago, "What do they know that we don't?" We may have found out. It's called universal voter registration. The Wall Street Journal's John Fund described the Democrat plan recently...
  • What the Dems know that we don't: Universal Voter Registration

    01/04/2010 10:12:49 PM PST · by combat_boots · 143 replies · 6,956+ views
    DC Independent Examiner ^ | January 4, 2010 | James Simpson
    Many are puzzled that Democrats persist in ramming unpopular and destructive legislation down our collective throats while seemingly unconcerned by their plummeting poll numbers. A widespread belief is that the Democrats are committing political suicide and will be swept from one or both houses of Congress with unprecedented electoral losses next November. But since Democrat politicians rarely do things that will not ultimately benefit themselves, this column asked two weeks ago: "what do they know that we don't?" We may have found out. It's called universal voter registration. The Wall Street Journal's John Fund described the Democrat plan recently at...
  • Why Obamacare Won't Work

    12/17/2009 7:47:16 AM PST · by Neoavatara · 1 replies · 220+ views
    Neoavatara ^ | December 17, 2009 | Neoavatara
    With all the controversy over specifics and politicians wrangling for more power, people have missed the big picture. The big picture is simple: Obamacare fails at every major goal is has set out to achieve. Let us take another step back in the health care debate. After all the yelling, screaming, and demagoguery, what exactly are our leaders trying to achieve? Ultimately, when you boil it down, they want to accomplish two major things: universal coverage, and minimizing increases in costs. Here is the scary thing: after spending a $1 trillion more in the next decade...the Democrats bill will do...
  • 5 things Comcast must do to save NBC

    12/03/2009 11:51:42 AM PST · by DBCJR · 37 replies · 1,001+ views
    TheWrap.com ^ | Thursday, December 3, 2009 8:24 AM | By Josef Adalian
    Here are five suggestions for how to bring the network back: 1. Part ways with Jeff Zucker -- or at least ban him from any oversight of the network. ... Take out the performance of the broadcast network, and Zucker's tenure at the Peacock has seen plenty of successes (and profits). ... But this story is about what can be done to save the NBC television network. Zucker has done far more harm than good to that part of the business. ... 2. Don't make any hard and fast rules. The last decade at NBC has been marked by a...
  • The Equal Protection Clause vs. ObamaCare

    11/15/2009 11:30:09 AM PST · by agooga · 14 replies · 650+ views
    right now | Me
    Thought experiment: Ten years from now, the United States has fully embraced universal healthcare and the government is responsible for administering every aspect of medicine. Two patients' files fall on the desk of a governemnt employee: Both have brain tumours in exactly the same places, and only with heroic attempts will either survive. One is a 25 year old man. One is an 91 year old woman. With heroic methods each have about a 20% chance of survival. Since the Equal Protection clause of the Constitution does not discriminate based on age, can the 91 year old woman expect the...
  • Thirteen Patients Lose Eyesight After Simple Eye Surgery at Russian Hospital (Gov Health Care)

    10/28/2009 8:55:59 PM PDT · by bogusname · 10 replies · 603+ views
    Pravda ^ | October 28, 2009 | Pravda.Ru
    Negligent medical personnel of a hospital in Omsk, Russia, caused mass blindness to hospital patients. During surgeries, the doctors infected the patients’ eyes, making 13 people blind. According to Rosbalt news agency, lawyers of the affected patients are pessimistic. They do not think that it will be possible to hold the health professionals accountable...
  • Health-care frustration (Canada's Sainted Universal Care - Epic Fail)

    10/10/2009 9:09:53 AM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 10 replies · 1,096+ views
    The Bugle-Observer (Woodstock, NB) ^ | October 10, 2009 | Jim Dumville
    Kidney patient must make three trips a week to Saint John for dialysis, while a unit sits idle 10 minutes from her home A1 By Jim Dumville Helping her mother travel more than 1,200 kilometres each week to secure life-saving medical procedure, while the necessary medical equipment sits only a few kilometres away, has become a major source of disbelief and frustration for a Woodstock businesswoman. In a detailed letter addressed to political and health-care officials and members of the media, Woodstock's Kelly Atherton outlined the lengths she and her family must go to ensure her mother receives dialysis treatment....
  • List Of Obama Merchandise You Can Buy At The NBC Universal Store (Photos)

    08/18/2009 12:37:35 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 24 replies · 1,210+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 8/18/09 | talkradio03
    What bias? They did the same thing for George W. Bush didn't they?
  • Armey: We're Marching on Washington Against Obamacare

    08/18/2009 11:49:36 AM PDT · by Sammy67 · 79 replies · 3,098+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 8/18/09 | Rick Pedraza
    Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey is organizing a march on Washington against the Obama administration’s healthcare plan that he hopes will finally finish off the Democratic push for socialized medicine. The march, organized by Armey’s political group FreedomWorks, is scheduled for Sept. 12 and is already generating hundreds of thousands of responses, the Texas Republican tells Newsmax.TV. The group is isn’t providing transportation, but that doesn’t seem to be a problem. See Video: Fomer House Majority Leader Dick Armey talks about the movement to defeat Obamacare
  • Obama foes turn to ’60s radical for tactical tips

    08/17/2009 8:05:48 AM PDT · by Sammy67 · 24 replies · 1,251+ views
    FT.com ^ | Edward Luce and Alexandra Ulmer
    Opponents of Barack Obama’s healthcare proposals are using the tactics of Saul Alinksy, the legendary leftwing activist who helped inspire the US president when he was a young community organiser, says Dick Armey, head of Freedom Works, a group fighting against universal healthcare. Mr Armey, who was the Republican majority leader in the House of Representatives for most of the 1990s, said his group, which is behind many of the “tea party” protests that have disrupted town-hall meetings in the past two weeks, draws consciously on the forms of agitation pioneered by Mr Alinsky. Mr Obama, who worked as a...
  • Health Care Stirs Up Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, Customers Boycott Organic Grocery Store

    08/14/2009 10:08:31 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 73 replies · 2,180+ views
    ABC News.com ^ | 08/14/09 | EMILY FRIEDMAN
    Joshua has been taking the bus to his local Whole Foods in New York City every five days for the past two years. This week, he said he'll go elsewhere to fulfill his fresh vegetable and organic produce needs. "I will never shop there again," vowed Joshua, a 45-year-old blogger, who asked that his last name not be published. Like many of his fellow health food fanatics, Joshua said he will no longer patronize the store after learning about Whole Foods Market Inc.'s CEO John Mackey's views on health care reform, which were made public this week in an op-ed...
  • A Preview Of Universal Health Care: Oregon Woman Denied Medicine, Offered Assisted Suicide Instead

    08/11/2009 10:24:12 AM PDT · by 84rules · 5 replies · 564+ views
    84rules News and Commentary Blog ^ | August 11, 2009 | 84rules
    The below blog posting is actually a story that broke last year but never got much media attention, or at least, nowhere near the attention that it should have received. Oregon has Universal Health Care and this case offers a preview of what we can expect nationally if Obamacare passes: A Preview Of Universal Health Care: Oregon Woman Denied Medicine, Offered Assisted Suicide Instead 84rules August 11, 2008
  • Obama needs a radical change on healthcare to save his presidency

    07/29/2009 7:24:17 AM PDT · by NoRedTape · 26 replies · 1,038+ views
    timesonline.co.uk ^ | Jul. 29, 2009 | Bronwen Maddox
    In any country other than the United States, it’s hard to feel the intensity of the national dispute over healthcare. It’s consuming Barack Obama’s presidency, and so it should. He’s right to have told Americans that they can’t afford their medical system (that is genteel understatement) and that it’s going to bankrupt their Government soon. But he’s wrong in the way he’s trying to solve it — including his curious detachment from the details of the plan that will make or break his presidency. Why has his grand notion gone so badly adrift? At last, yesterday afternoon, Obama was plunging...
  • FlashBack - Hawaii's Failed Health Care - FR links

    07/25/2009 7:26:01 AM PDT · by RolandTignor · 479+ views
    The Free Republic ^ | 7-25-09 | Roland Tignor
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2283011/posts Isle health care law questioned [Hawaii] 06/30/2009 8:47:40 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 2 replies · 178+ views source material cannot be posted | June 30, 2009 Synopsis: Hawaii's 1974 law requiring employers to provide health insurance for employees working at least 20 hours a week is being is cited by researchers as not an effective way to reach universal healthcare. Link in post below ___ http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2113978/posts Hawaii hospitals report losses of $150 million (Universal FREE Healthcare!) 10/24/2008 5:51:54 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies · 454+ views news.moneycentral.msn.com ^ | 10/24/2008 | Staff Hawaii...
  • Inside the Healthcare 'reform' bill (prepare to throw up!)

    07/21/2009 7:00:50 PM PDT · by seven.sixtwo · 30 replies · 906+ views
    Pg 22 of the HC Bill MANDATES the Govt will audit books of ALL EMPLOYERS that self insure!! Pg 30 Sec 123 of HC bill - THERE WILL BE A GOVT COMMITTEE that decides what treatments/benes u get Pg 29 lines 4-16 in the HC bill - YOUR HEALTHCARE IS RATIONED!!! Pg 42 of HC Bill - The Health Choices Commissioner will choose UR HC Benefits 4 you. U have no choice! PG 50 Section 152 in HC bill - HC will be provided 2 ALL non US citizens, illegal or otherwise Pg 58HC Bill - Govt will have real-time...
  • Universal mirror shows all angles

    07/19/2009 9:08:54 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 30 replies · 1,679+ views
    msn ^ | July 17, 2009 | Eric Bland
    It would have many uses including military applications, radar tracking: A universal mirror, an object that reflects all light waves back at their source, has been created by scientists in Europe and Asia. Imagine a tennis player hitting a ball against a wall. The ball would bounce right back to the player no matter what angle he or she directed the shot. A universal mirror has the same effect, except with light waves. Unlike an ordinary mirror, which only reflects objects at 90 degrees, a universal mirror reflects objects back at any angle. In other words, a person positioned in...