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  • Islamic Burial Rituals Blamed for Spread of Ebola Virus in Africa

    10/17/2014 4:56:45 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 10-17-14 | Paul Sperry
    Islam isn't just at the heart of the terror threat posed by the Islamic State. The religion is also contributing to the other major crisis plaguing the globe: the spread of Ebola. Washington and its media stenographers won't tell you this, lest they look intolerant, but Islamic burial rituals are a key reason why health officials can't contain the spread of the deadly disease in West Africa. Many of the victims of Ebola in the three hot-spot nations there — Sierra Leone and Guinea, as well as neighboring Liberia — are Muslim. Roughly 73% of Sierra Leone's and about 85%...
  • Are front loading washing machines bad?

    01/29/2014 7:47:36 PM PST · by servo1969 · 149 replies
    vanity | 1-29-2014 | Servo1969
    I'm planning on buying a new washer and dryer in the next few months and my wife has always wanted a front loading washer. Everyone I talk to including my mother, my sister and my best friend's wife tells me whatever I do DO NOT get a front loading washing machine. I have been told they get mildew-y, they leak, they tear up easily and that they just don't clean your clothes as well as a good top loader. All my washers to date have been top loaders and, excluding a part here or there, have each lasted more than...
  • Watch this NY police officer threaten to ticket someone for washing a car in their own driveway

    12/17/2013 7:50:35 AM PST · by rawhide · 60 replies ^ | 12-16-13 | Jeffery Ross
    Even with the proliferation of digital cameras providing endless streams of seemingly irrefutable video evidence, there are still many sides of any given story that go unknown. And that is most likely what's going on with this video. What we do know is that YouTube user JokRKidd has a neighbor that really doesn't like him, and that he lives in a city with some questionable law enforcement. How questionable you ask? More questionable than the laws that used to make it illegal to park a pickup truck in the driveway of a private residence at night in Coral Gables, FL....
  • 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...
  • Mexican Government Under Assault From Drug Cartels, Washington Yawns

    09/26/2011 8:17:04 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 6 replies ^ | 26/09/2011 | John C.K. Daly
    Suspected Mexican drug traffickers from the Zetas drug cartel on 20 September drove two trucks to a main avenue in the Mexican Gulf coast city of Boca del Rio in Veracruz state and dumped 35 corpses during rush hour while gunmen stood guard, menacing frightened motorists with automatic weapons. So, why is this being written about here? Well, if for no other reason, Mexico’s drug cartels have declared a de facto war with the government for control of the country’s northern provinces for exports routes into the United States. Meanwhile, Washington, fixated on the decade-old war on terror, the Middle...
  • Toddler-death mum guilty of animal cruelty

    06/12/2011 1:33:02 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 8 replies
    Perth Now ^ | 6/10/11 | Nicole Cox
    A HILTON woman, whose three-year-old son was found dead inside a washing machine with a cat in September last year, has been fined $3000 for mistreating a cat.Kerry Louise Murphy, 24, pleaded guilty in the Fremantle Magistrates Court to ill treating a cat after she placed the distressed feline in front of a dog and filmed the incident on a mobile telephone in June last year. Today, the court heard that Murphy was at home on June 21, 2010 when the cat, known as Gemma, was brought into the house by children she had been babysitting. Her toddler son, Sean,...
  • How Washington Ruined Your Washing Machine

    03/17/2011 11:57:41 AM PDT · by AnotherUnixGeek · 40 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 17, 2011 | Sam Kazman
    The culprit is the federal government's obsession with energy efficiency. Efficiency standards for washing machines aren't as well-known as those for light bulbs, which will effectively prohibit 100-watt incandescent bulbs next year. Nor are they the butt of jokes as low-flow toilets are. But in their quiet destruction of a highly affordable, perfectly satisfactory appliance, washer standards demonstrate the harmfulness of the ever-growing body of efficiency mandates.
  • 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.
  • 25 years for touching Quran before washing hands

    03/06/2010 11:19:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies · 840+ views
    wnd ^ | 3/6/10 | staff
    In Pakistan, a Christian man was sentenced to life in prison after a neighbor with whom he had a business disagreement accused him of desecrating the Quran, and a husband and wife were jailed for 25 years for touching Islam's holy book without washing their hands. The reports came from Compass Direct News, the Center for Legal Aid Assistance and Settlement and According to Compass, the life term was imposed on Imran Masih, 22, of Faisalabad after he was convicted under the nortorious Section 295-B of Pakistan's legal code, which bans "blasphemy" against Islam. The conviction was based on...
  • Guantanamo Cleaners

    06/06/2008 6:00:50 AM PDT · by fings · 11 replies · 136+ views
    Bo (woof) In Commentary: Although not covered by the Geneva Convention, one look at this disgusting video and you’ll have no doubt what the meaning of torture is. Go ahead, click on it, if only as a reminder of the brutality of our enemy. If you don’t speak french, let me translate for you, “One minute inzide zee masheeen and zee animal wheel never beg again. Gare on teed!” I urge all of you to write your Senators, Representatives, Councilman and owners to stop this heinous bathing now! *Breaking News Alert* - If you see a Maytag repair man in...
  • Blood & Tears

    04/14/2008 6:52:23 AM PDT · by Revski · 4 replies · 50+ views
    YouTube Video ^ | 4/14/08 | Revski
    I’m not a paid singer and I’m not a good singer but I believe Jesus wanted me to sing this to all who will hear. Thanks
  • An unsanitised history of washing

    03/12/2008 7:13:25 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 13 replies · 669+ views
    Times Online ^ | March 6, 2008 | Katherine Ashenburg
    To modern Westerners life without showers is unimaginable, but mankind somehow survived before the advent of soap and deodorants. For the modern, middle-class North American, “clean” means that you shower and apply deodorant each and every day without fail. For the aristocratic 17th-century Frenchman, it meant that he changed his linen shirt daily and dabbled his hands in water, but never touched the rest of his body with water or soap. For the Roman in the first century, it involved two or more hours of splashing, soaking and steaming the body in water of various temperatures, raking off sweat and...
  • Fairfax hits brakes on ban of car washing

    10/04/2007 4:14:04 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 6 replies · 371+ views ^ | 10/03/07 | Rob Rogers
    The Fairfax Town Council has backed down from a plan to ban residential car washing in the face of strong opposition. "God washes my car when it rains. Why can't I wash it when God is off duty?" said Geary Avenue resident Anne Moos. Councilwoman Susan Brandborg had proposed the car washing ban as a way to prevent pollution of Corte Madera Creek and other Fairfax waterways. "Even biodegradable products in small doses can harm fish and aquatic life," Brandborg said. "Soap goes directly down our storm drains and into the creek and the bay." At least one business owner...
  • Washing Feet Endangers Students, School Says

    03/23/2007 10:47:32 AM PDT · by Ellesu · 16 replies · 893+ views ^ | 03/23/07 | Payton Hoegh
    ( - If Jesus washed his disciples' feet at a Georgia college in 2007, he'd likely be accused of "hazing." That's the position a Christian ministry at Savannah State University has found itself in, after it washed the feet of its new members. The campus ministry Commissioned II Love (C2L) was also accused of "harassing" students by sharing their faith. Washing of feet is a symbolic gesture of servitude in the Christian faith, following the example of Jesus, who washed the disciples' feet during their last meal before his crucifixion, as recounted in the New Testament gospel of John (13:1-17)....
  • Men caught on tape washing away evidence on stolen vehicle (Dumb Criminals)

    07/25/2006 8:07:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 946+ views
    Tucson Police say men on a surveillance tape are doing more than just washing a car. They say they're trying to erase evidence. Tucson Police say that surveillance tape may solve the mystery for a family who says someone broke into their home. It's a story you'll see only on News 4. A Tucson family says they've been living in fear since their home was burglarized a week ago. Police say whoever did it took off with electronics, personal identification information, jewelry and the family car. Monday, the family talked only to News 4's Lupita Murillo. ------ The men in...
  • Washing of the Feet on Holy Thursday And More on Days of Abstinence

    03/28/2006 4:11:48 PM PST · by NYer · 1 replies · 509+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | March 28, 2006 | Father Edward McNamara
    ROME, MARCH 28, 2006 ( Answered by Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: I understand that it is in fact liturgically incorrect to have the main celebrant at the Holy Thursday Mass wash the feet of women. Correct? -- J.C., Ballina, Ireland. During the Holy Thursday liturgy at our parish, there are a number of foot-washing stations set up around the Church, and the people in the pews get up and bring someone else to one of the stations and wash their feet. Most of the people in Church take part in this, washing...
  • 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...
  • Baby Found Dead in L.A. Washing Machine

    01/04/2005 4:23:18 PM PST · by holymoly · 7 replies · 640+ views ^ | January 4, 2005 | Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES -- A woman whose baby was found dead in a washing machine after a house fire was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of murder, police said. Firefighters found the body of Latunga Starks' 3-month-old boy Monday after putting out a fire that gutted the kitchen and rear bedroom of a home in Los Angeles.
  • German priest brews beer in washing machine

    02/10/2003 4:25:49 PM PST · by vannrox · 14 replies · 476+ views
    ANAnova ^ | Story filed: 11:42 Tuesday 4th February 2003 | Editorial Staff
    German priest brews beer in washing machine A German priest has found a way to brew beer in his washing machine. Michael Fey, 45, of Duisburg built a computer interface into the machine to let it run an automatic brewing programme. It consists of turning and heating, but no spinning, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung reports. "A priest without alcohol, that's the wrong combination," he argued. "Jesus didn't say, take this healthy camomile tea, he offered wine." The priest brews 30 litres every six weeks, the legal limit for home brewing, and says he was inspired by the tradition of monks who...
  • Produce 'washes' as effective as water

    01/01/2003 4:12:48 PM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 13 replies · 275+ views
    Napa News ^ | 1/1/03 | Don Thompson
    Produce 'washes' as effective as water Wednesday, January 1, 2003 By DON THOMPSON Associated Press Writer SACRAMENTO -- Commercially marketed "produce washes" that claim great efficiency in removing pesticide residue from vegetables are in fact not much more effective than plain tap water, according to a new study by University of California, Riverside, researchers. Robert Krieger, a toxicologist with the university's extension office, was intrigued reading advertising that such washes are as much as 10 times more effective than water -- claims he determined are a mathematical impossibility because water itself is so efficient. The research comes amid increased consumer...