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  • Finely tuned electrical fields give wound healing a jolt

    06/07/2016 12:50:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | June 2, 2016 | Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
    A new research report appearing in the June 2016 issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology, opens up the possibility that small electrical currents might activate certain immune cells to jumpstart or speed wound healing. This discovery, made by a team of scientists from the United Kingdom, may be of particular interest to those with illnesses that may cause wounds to heal slowly or not at all. "In some instances, such as diabetes, the body's ability to heal is compromised and wounds can become infected. In instances where there is a lack of macrophages present, the application of 'synthetic' electric...
  • Angel's Glow: The Bacterium that Saved Civil War Soldiers

    08/01/2015 5:39:54 PM PDT · by Talisker · 33 replies
    Kids Discover ^ | August 19, 2013
    As the sun went down after the 1862 Battle of Shiloh during the Civil War, some soldiers noticed that their wounds were glowing a faint blue. Many men waited on the rainy, muddy Tennessee battlefield for two days that April, until medics could treat them. Once they were taken to field hospitals, the troops with glowing wounds were more likely to survive their injuries — and to get better faster. Thus the mysterious blue light was dubbed “Angel’s Glow.” In 2001, 17-year-old Civil War buff Bill Martin visited the Shiloh battlefield with his family and heard the legend of Angel’s...
  • France Terror: 'Hostages Taken' In Car Chase

    01/09/2015 12:57:43 AM PST · by radu · 424 replies
    Sky News ^ | Jan. 9, 2015 | Sky News
    The two men suspected of attacking a newspaper in Paris have stolen a car and reportedly have several hostages. A car chase is under way on the N2 motorway, and police sources say shots have been fired. The car is now on the outskirts of Paris - close to Charles de Gaulle airport - and several helicopters are reportedly hovering overhead. Sky's Ian Woods says the police focus now appears to have turned to an industrial building near to the airport. Two people with gunshot wounds have been taken to hospital in Meaux.
  • Number 4: CEO of American Title Found Dead With Self Inflicted Nail Gun Wounds

    02/07/2014 8:27:00 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 125 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/7/2014 | Debra Heine
    In response to Three Prominent Bankers Found Dead From Apparent Suicides Inside A Week: On Monday I reported on the odd rash of suicides by financial execs in just the span of a week. There's one more rather grisly death to add to the growing list. Following the apparent suicides of 2 London bankers and a former Fed economist in the US, the Denver Post is reporting that Richard Talley, founder and CEO of American Title, was found dead in his home from self-inflicted nail-gun wounds.
  • Jodi Arias: Her $2.1 million legal bill paid by taxpayers

    01/29/2014 10:58:41 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 18 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 28, 2014 | Brian Skoloff
    Jodi Arias was convicted of murder, but still awaits a sentence. So far, Arizona taxpayers have covered $2.1 million in legal fees for the Jodi Arias legal team and other costs associated with her case.
  • Family sugar remedy tested for healing people's wounds

    02/15/2013 10:03:49 AM PST · by Freeport · 37 replies
    BBC News ^ | 14 February 2013 | N/A
    A nurse is researching whether an old family remedy using sugar to heal wounds does actually work. Moses Murandu, from Zimbabwe, grew up watching his father use granulated sugar to treat wounds. Sugar is thought to draw water away from wounds and prevent bacteria from multiplying. Early results from a trial on 35 hospital patients in Birmingham are encouraging, but more research is needed. One of the patients who received sugar treatment on a wound was 62-year-old Alan Bayliss from Birmingham. He had undergone an above-the knee amputation on his right leg at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and, as...
  • How Maggots Heal Wounds

    12/06/2012 9:07:50 PM PST · by neverdem · 101 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 6 December 2012 | Paul Gabrielsen
    Enlarge Image Creepy, yet calming. Maggots' excretions soothe inflamed wounds, speeding healing. Credit: Cory Doctorow Yes, maggots are creepy, crawly, and slimy. But that slime is a remarkable healing balm, used by battlefield surgeons for centuries to close wounds. Now, researchers say they've figured out how the fly larvae work their magic: They suppress our immune system. Maggots are efficient consumers of dead tissue. They munch on rotting flesh, leaving healthy tissue practically unscathed. Physicians in Napoleon's army used the larvae to clean wounds. In World War I, American surgeon William Baer noticed that soldiers with maggot-infested gashes didn't...
  • Diabetes Complication Responds to Topical Statin Drug

    11/30/2012 12:09:15 PM PST · by neverdem · 26 replies
    eMaxHealth ^ | November 29, 2012 | Deborah Mitchell
    People with diabetes face the possibility of a number of serious complications, including poor wound healing. Now a new study has found that application of a topical statin drug speeds up wound healing in mice with diabetes.Could a statin drug help diabetic wound healing? Diabetes has several characteristics that make recovering from wounds more challenging. For example, people with diabetes have a weakened immune system, which makes healing more problematic. Nerve damage (neuropathy), which is common in diabetes, can make individuals unable to feel the pain associated with a cut or blister until it becomes infected. Diabetes is also...
  • Benghazi Gates Part 2, What happened to Ambassador Stevens?

    11/07/2012 8:30:24 PM PST · by Dave Mellon · 111 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/6/2012 | Dave Mellon
    I am still recovering from the election but I feel a deep commitment to getting the true story of what happened at Benghazi out to the public. I originally posted this article at 12:49 AM PST yesterday morning and that was a mistake. So I hope it is okay to repost it tonight at a more decent hour. This is a draft version. It is brief, 5 min 05 seconds, because I realized after posting Part 1 (14 mins+) that it is too much to ask my fellow Freepers to watch a long video with no knowledge of who I...
  • Discovery Promises Unique Medicine for Treatment of Chronic and Diabetic Wounds

    05/28/2012 11:43:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | May 28, 2012 | NA
    A unique new medicine that can start and accelerate healing of diabetic and other chronic wounds is being developed at Umeå University in Sweden. After several years of successful experimental research, it is now ready for clinical testing. Behind this new medicine is a group of researchers at the Department of Medical Chemistry and Biophysics who have made the unique finding that the protein plasminogen is a key-regulator that initiates and accelerates wound healing by triggering the inflammatory reaction. Their discovery is now being published in the journal Blood. “Today we have the knowledge needed to develop a medicine,” says...
  • Nanoscale engineering of wound beds

    04/12/2012 8:07:54 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 12 April 2012 | Alisa Becker
    A collagen-binding peptide with applications in wound healing has been developed by scientists in the US. The peptide is able to invade the strands of collagen, forming a strong and stable non-covalent bond at room temperature. Pendant drug molecules could be attached to the peptide and anchored at the wound site to aid wound healing. Representation of a collagen mimetic peptide (CMP) annealing to damaged collagen to anchor a molecule (X) in a wound bed Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and makes up three quarters of the dry weight of skin. It is formed from three...

    04/11/2012 6:36:32 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 33 replies
    Modern Survival Online ^ | 4/11/12 | Doc Morgan
    here are essentially two ways to heal a wound: 1) Primary intent: bringing the wound edges together via bandage, suture, or glue. 2) Secondary intent: allowing the wound to heal “as is” when primary intent is not indicated (such as a very contaminated, dirty wound with multiple deep entry points). It’s important to close a wound by primary intent for several reasons: 1) Hemostasis (stopping bleeding): because if you lacerated a vessel with your injury, you will need to ligate it somehow. Granted, if you lacerate a major artery, you will just need to apply pressure because ligating it may...
  • Marine shot 3 times in robbery survives by by plugging bullet holes with his fingers (Hoorah!)

    12/28/2011 10:41:30 AM PST · by Conservative Vermont Vet · 10 replies
    UK Mail Online ^ | December 28, 2011 | Paul Thompson and Mark Duell
    A U.S. Marine officer has told the incredible story of how he survived a street robbery by plugging bullet holes in his body with his fingers. Lieutenant Colonel Karl Trenker, 29, of Miramar, Florida, was shot three times as he confronted two men who had stolen a gold chain from him. He said he used his battlefield training from Afghanistan and Iraq to stem blood from chest wounds by shoving his finger into the gaping wound.
  • Obama to Democrats: No time to "lick our wounds"

    02/06/2010 3:36:17 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 766+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/6/10 | Matt Spetalnick
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama told fellow Democrats on Saturday this is no time to "lick our wounds and try to hang on" and vowed instead to press ahead with financial regulatory and healthcare reforms. ... Obama came out swinging at a meeting of the Democratic National Committee, accusing Republicans of caring more about "scoring political points" than solving the country's pressing problems like high unemployment. But Obama presented no new ideas on how the Democrats could overcome obstacles that have stalled his domestic priorities. The political climate in Washington has become more fractured as lawmakers adjust to a...
  • What are the Wounds of War? (barf alert)

    05/13/2008 8:53:00 AM PDT · by CRBDeuce · 8 replies · 156+ views
    WSJ ^ | May 13, 2008 | YOCHI J. DREAZEN
    WASHINGTON -- Centuries before Iraq and Afghanistan, George Washington created the Purple Heart to honor troops wounded in combat. But with an increasing number of troops being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, the modern military is debating an idea Gen. Washington never considered -- awarding one of the nation's top military citations to veterans with psychological wounds, not just physical ones. Defense Secretary Robert Gates offered cautious support...
  • Stem cell initiative is set to aid wounded

    04/19/2008 10:43:08 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 1 replies · 92+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 19 April 2008 | By Lisa Burgess
    ARLINGTON, Va. — The Pentagon is launching a multimillion dollar initiative to regrow skin, muscles, ears, noses and even new limbs for wounded servicemembers, using their own stem cells. The Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine, or AFIRM, is a five-year, Army-led cooperative program using cutting-edge stem cell research to treat badly wounded servicemembers. “You often hear people talking about a conflict having a ‘signature wound,’” Lt. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker, the Army’s surgeon general, told reporters at a Thursday news conference announcing the new institute. “Well, the signature weapon of this war is blast.” Some of AFIRM’s earliest work...
  • New Hope for Chronically Wounded (adult stem cells)

    01/07/2008 10:06:40 PM PST · by Coleus · 1 replies · 103+ views
    scenta ^ | 07 Jan 2008
    A new surgical technique pioneered at the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy in Leipzig may allow for patients to receive grafted ‘artificial’ skin grown using their own cells. The procedure, called the EpiDex® technique, has been developed with euroderm GmbH, and could replace traditional treatments which involve taking skin from another part of the patient’s body. If successful, the new process would eliminate the additional scarring, with which patients suffer at the donor area (usually the thigh), but would still have the same chances of success for the graft taking. “If we produce this skin using the recently approved EpiDex®...
  • Gunman opens fire in Caesars Palace casino, wounds 2 (early Saturday morning,may be gang related)

    08/04/2007 4:34:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 910+ views
    Two people were wounded in a Las Vegas Strip casino Saturday after a man knocked down in a fist fight retrieved a gun and opened fire, police reported. The gunshots rang out soon after a fight involving several people began about 4 a.m. near an elevator leading to a parking garage at the Caesars Palace hotel-casino, said Officer Ramon Denby of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department. "Blows were landed, one guy was knocked to the floor," Denby said. "The gentleman who was knocked to the floor got into the elevator, went upstairs and got a firearm." The man returned...
  • How to Heal Wounds Faster

    06/01/2007 4:10:50 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 11 replies · 640+ views
    Technology Review ^ | 5/30/07 | Jennifer Chu
    A platelet-rich gel derived from one's own blood could speed up the healing of wounds and cuts.Researchers at the University of Cincinnati say that a topical gel derived from a patient's own blood may help prevent infection while speeding up the healing process. The finding could mean that, in the not too distant future, a concentrated "cocktail" of a person's own blood could be used to help dress wounds, particularly in patients with diabetes or other disorders that slow the healing process. Blood's healing effects lie in its platelets--sticky, disc-shaped molecules that naturally flock to the site of a wound,...
  • China And India Aim To Heal Old Wounds

    11/20/2006 6:23:44 PM PST · by blam · 1 replies · 274+ views
    The Telegraph(UK) ^ | 11-21-2006 | Peter Foster
    China and India aim to heal old wounds By Peter Foster in New Delhi Last Updated: 2:06am GMT 21/11/2006 The leaders of the world's two most populous nations, China and India, will meet in New Delhi today in the hope that expanding trade can heal more than four decades of antipathy and suspicion. Hu Jintao, is making the first visit to India by a Chinese president for a decade. He will meet the Indian premier, Dr Manmohan Singh, for talks aimed at improving relations between the emerging economic giants of Asia. Despite trade between India and China expected to reach...
  • Nanosolution Halts Bleeding (Medical breakthrough)

    10/12/2006 10:27:58 AM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 31 replies · 855+ views
    Technology Review ^ | October 10, 2006 | Jenn Director Knudsen
    A team of researchers at MIT and the University of Hong Kong have developed a biodegradable liquid that can quickly stop bleeding. Composed of peptides, the liquid self-assembles into a protective nanofiber gel when applied to a wound. Rutledge Ellis-Behnke, research scientist in the department of brain and cognitive sciences at MIT and Kwok-Fai So, chair of the department of anatomy at the University of Hong Kong, discovered the liquid's ability to stop bleeding while experimenting with it as a matrix for regrowing brain cells in hamsters. The researchers then conducted a series of experiments on various mammals, including rodents...
  • Iraqi Forces Capture Murder Suspect; Blast Kills 63 Iraqis, Wounds 140

    08/15/2006 5:39:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 395+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2006 – Iraqi forces in Baghdad yesterday captured a man believed to be responsible for the January shooting death of a U.S. soldier and an interpreter, U.S. military officials reported. Iraqi security forces, supported by coalition advisors, conducted the intelligence-focused early-morning raid at a two-story residence in the Mansour district, capturing their primary target without incident. No Iraqi or coalition forces or civilians were injured during this operation. Also in Iraq, more than 60 Iraqis were killed and another 140 wounded when two makeshift car bombs detonated near a residential building Aug. 13. The explosion triggered a...
  • Explosion Near Iraqi Mosque Kills 40, Wounds 90

    07/17/2006 6:47:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 410+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Multinational Corps Iraq news
    WASHINGTON, July 17, 2006 – Initial reports indicate 40 Iraqi citizens were killed and 90 wounded today when terrorists stormed a market area near the Mohammed Al Amin Mosque in Mahmudiya, Iraq, military officials reported. Iraqi security forces and soldiers from Multinational Division Baghdad immediately responded to the attack. Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, responded to explosions in the area at about 9:15 a.m. The troops began taking small-arms fire from unknown assailants southwest of the mosque while they performed a cordon-and-search operation for a suspicious vehicle in the neighborhood. Meanwhile, U.S. soldiers from 1st...
  • Suicide Bomber Kills Five, Wounds 18 in Iraq

    01/17/2006 5:44:37 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 212+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2006 – A suicide car bomber killed four Iraqi police officers and one child and wounded 16 civilians and two Iraqi police officers yesterday at an Iraqi police checkpoint near Muqdadiyah, Iraq, officials reported. Officials said the attack was initiated by a flurry of small-arms fire followed by the devastating blast. Coalition forces from a nearby base responded to the attack and assisted with the post-blast investigation. Officials emphasized that reporting terrorist activity is the best way for local residents to help end violence in their neighborhoods and protect their families and homes. Cash rewards are available...
  • Chinese Memorial To 'The Good Nazi' Opens War Wounds

    12/17/2005 5:37:00 PM PST · by blam · 123 replies · 1,798+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-18-2005 | Peter Goff
    Chinese memorial to 'the good Nazi' opens war wounds By Peter Goff in Beijing (Filed: 18/12/2005) A plan by China to honour "the good Nazi", a German who helped to save hundreds of thousands of civilians from Japanese troops, has reopened a dispute with Tokyo over its lack of atonement for the Second World War. The Chinese authorities are drawing up plans for a museum dedicated to the memory of John Rabe, who defied the "Rape of Nanking" - a six-week massacre during which an estimated 300,000 Chinese were slaughtered by Japanese soldiers. Honouring Mr Rabe gives China the chance...
  • Freehold, N.J., native receives Purple Heart for wounds in combat

    11/14/2005 4:03:41 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 331+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Nov 14, 2005 | Lance Cpl. Lucian Friel
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Nov. 14, 2005) -- A Freehold, N.J., native was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds he received during combat operations in the Al Anbar province of Iraq. Lance Cpl. John Myslinski, 27, a Marine with Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Marine Division received the medal for his actions in Ramadi, Iraq back in June. The Purple Heart was established by General George Washington in Newburgh, New York, on Aug. 7, 1782, during the Revolutionary War later awarded to servicemember who was wounded by direct result of enemy action. While Myslinski, a 1996 Freehold Borough High School...
  • Explosion Kills Afghan Interpreter, Wounds Two GIs

    09/16/2005 5:53:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 202+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sep 16, 2005 | unattributed
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2005 – An Afghan interpreter was killed and two U.S. servicemembers were wounded Sept. 15 when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Afghanistan's Ghazni province, military officials announced today. Both servicemembers were taken to Kandahar Airfield and were reported to be in stable condition. The unit was conducting combat patrols in the area to disrupt the enemy operations aimed at affecting the upcoming elections, officials said. "We send our deepest condolences out to the family and friends or our fallen Afghan friend," said Army Lt. Col. Jerry O'Hara, Combined Joint Task Force 76 spokesman. "He died...
  • Teacher licked students' wounds

    08/06/2005 1:44:51 PM PDT · by holymoly · 45 replies · 1,295+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | Aug. 06, 2005 | Herald Sun
    AN American high school football coach has been reprimanded for licking the bleeding wounds of student athletes. The Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission placed Scott Reed, 34, on two years probation and ordered the coach, who is also a science teacher, to attend a class on the risks of blood-borne pathogens. Last year, Reed gave students at Central Linn High School near Eugene, Oregon, a pep talk about a coach who had licked and healed players' wounds so that they could rejoin the game. After the talk, he bent down and licked a cut on a track athlete's knee,...

    03/06/2005 8:06:23 PM PST · by Quix · 5 replies · 258+ views
    String Of Beads Lanna Perry 1st March 2004 Sydney Australia My children, like a necklace is joined together, so I am calling My body, My children to come together. For if one bead is missing from a necklace, is it complete and functioning fully as it was created too? Surely Not. My children, you are like a string of beads. You are called to work together. For a necklace cannot be a necklace with one bead alone. A necklace cannot function completely without all of the beads being joined together. Yes, one bead alone has much beauty, but how much...
  • The Painful Truth (Science v. suffering in Iraq)

    02/04/2005 11:04:52 AM PST · by ArcLight · 3 replies · 323+ views
    Wired ^ | 2/2005 | Steve SilbermanPage 1 of 6 next »
    The good news is that fewer GIs are dying of their injuries than in any modern conflict. In Vietnam, one out of every three soldiers hurt in combat was shipped home in a body bag. In Iraq, it's one in eight. Credit the use of body armor and a dramatic increase in the speed of the Air Force's evacuation chain - the relays of Black Hawk helicopters and transport jets that ferry the wounded from the front lines to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, where soldiers receive care before being sent on to hospitals like Walter Reed Army Medical...
  • Giving Terror a Boost

    11/05/2004 7:05:09 AM PST · by stevejackson · 2 replies · 433+ views ^ | November 5, 2004 | Daniel Mandel
    Do the media give aid and comfort to terrorists by giving their violence maximum exposure and impact at times while sanitizing the perpetrators and tainting their victims at others? It is standard procedure for many media outlets to describe the perpetrators of terrorist acts - the premeditated slaughter of civilians - with a range of euphemisms, "militants" being the most common. Thus, The New York Times can headline a report on the killing of a hostage as "Iraq Militants Said to Behead a Truck Driver From Bulgaria." Similarly, terrorists killed in a military strike can be described in another as...
  • War Veterans Overloading VA

    10/06/2004 7:15:33 AM PDT · by joesnuffy · 7 replies · 460+ views
    Military Dot Com ^ | 10/06/04 | staff
    Home Resources News Travel Shop Money Careers Education Join the Military Community War Veterans Overloading VA Thousands of U.S. troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with physical injuries and mental health problems are encountering an overburdened benefits system, and officials and veterans groups worry that the challenge could grow as the nation remains at war. The disability benefits and health care systems that provide services for about 5 million American veterans have been overloaded for decades, with a current backlog of more than 300,000 claims. And as of Aug. 1, nearly 150,000 National Guard and reservist veterans became eligible...

    09/16/2004 7:47:31 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 484+ views
    Private Email | September 16, 2004 | Don Bendell
    > The author of this letter is well known in the Canon City, Penrose, Pueblo area. He is an author of numerous books and a businessman in Florence, Colorado. He is a retired member of the "A-team" Green Berets. > > AN OPEN LETTER TO SEN. KERRY > > My wife had rotator cuff surgery earlier this year and the recovery is > terribly painful. Then she developed staph-epi infection, and they > had to cut the same scar open and operate on her again. Just thinking > about the pain and anxiety of facing that painful surgery a second...
  • More Questions About Kerry Vietnam Service

    08/26/2004 7:02:17 AM PDT · by stevejackson · 9 replies · 1,277+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | August 26, 2004 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    As Democratic hopeful John Kerry whines about the Swift Boat Veterans questioning his Vietnam “war service,” more revelations have surfaced which challenge the legitimacy of his first Purple Heart. The Senator claims that that medal was received because of enemy fire he took, but his own personal diary contradicts that assertion. While the Senator’s supporters tried unsuccessfully to portray President Bush as being “AWOL” during the Vietnam War, they won’t address the fact that Kerry tried to defer his military service at that time for 12 months. And what would Kerry and his friends say about the fact that his...
  • Dole Questions Kerry's Vietnam Wounds

    08/22/2004 2:24:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies · 1,178+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/22/04 | PETE YOST
    Dole Questions Kerry's Vietnam Wounds 11 minutes ago By PETE YOST, Associated Press Writer CRAWFORD, Texas - Former Republican Sen. Bob Dole suggested Sunday that John Kerry apologize for past testimony before Congress about alleged atrocities during the Vietnam War and joined critics of the Democratic presidential candidate who say he received an early exit from combat for "superficial wounds." Dole also called on Kerry to release all the records of his service in Vietnam. Separately, President Bush's re-election campaign continued to deny links to Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, an anti-Kerry group running ads in three states, after the...
  • Cleaning crew

    08/16/2004 1:08:17 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 245+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 8-16-04 | LAURAN NEERGAARD
    Now FDA-approved, maggots have resurfaced as an important tool of modern medicine.
  • Tight Spot" CARTOON featuring John Kerry getting squeezed by new book

    08/04/2004 1:54:44 AM PDT · by IPWGOP · 18 replies · 1,569+ views ^ | 8/4/2004 | IPWGOP
  • Veteran supporters rebut criticism of Kerry (LOL Kerry was 'shot')

    07/30/2004 5:37:42 PM PDT · by The Bandit · 85 replies · 1,872+ views
    Scripps Howard News Service ^ | 7/29/04 | LANCE GAY
    BOSTON - Veterans who served as crewmates on a Vietnam War "swift boat" commanded by a young John Kerry say they are furious that opponents of his presidential campaign are questioning the validity of the medals Kerry was awarded in the war. "I was there when Sen. Kerry got shot, and I've seen his blood on the deck of a swift boat. And I can assure you it's American red, and there's not a speck of blue in that blood," said Fred Short, 56, of Little Rock, Ark. Short, who served as a gunner's mate under Kerry's command, said he...
  • Kerry's Medical Records Don't Jive

    04/22/2004 6:27:10 AM PDT · by The Bandit · 107 replies · 441+ views
    Wash Times ^ | Charles Hurt
    <p>The military records that Sen. John Kerry posted on his Web site yesterday raise new questions about the actions he took to earn several prestigious war medals and whether he deserved them.</p> <p>The Navy awarded Mr. Kerry three Purple Hearts, a Silver Star and a Bronze Star in just four months of commanding a gunboat along rivers in Vietnam. It's an extraordinary record, say many veterans, and one that raises questions on its face.</p>
  • Wounded Guardsman Returns to Duty After Convalescence

    03/15/2004 10:57:03 AM PST · by Calpernia · 19 replies · 288+ views
    Special to American Forces Press Service ^ | March 15, 2004 | By Master Sgt. Bob Haskell, USA
    Staff Sgt. Matt Hayden was reasonably sure in early March that he could be home in Rhode Island instead of pulling military police duties here, near the capital city of Doha, where he was completing his year of active duty as a National Guard soldier helping to fight the global war against terrorism. Hayden figured the three wounds he received when a rocket-propelled grenade exploded about 10 feet from him Aug. 5, 2003, in Iraq probably were severe enough so he would not have had to spend the winter in this small country beside the Persian Gulf. But that is...
  • Wounds of Christ -- 5,480 [The Fifteen Prayers of St. Bridget of Sweden}

    02/29/2004 11:44:03 PM PST · by Salvation · 46 replies · 887+ views
    Monks of ^ | March 29, 1992 | Brother John Raymond
    The Fifteen Prayers of St. Bridget of SwedenMarch 29, 1992 Brother John Raymond St. Bridget as a child lived in a castle in Sweden. The castle had a chapel where Holy Mass was said daily. At the age of 10 she heard a sermon preached on the sufferings of Christ. When she went to bed that night she lay awake crying over the sufferings of Jesus. Before dawn she had a vision of Christ Crucified, His Wounds bleeding as if freshly inflicted. He said to her, "See how I have been wounded." She asked, "Who has done this to You?"...

    11/06/2003 2:21:34 AM PST · by LakeLady · 8 replies · 188+ views
    Let's Not Sue Over Each Word That Wounds BY E.R. SHIPP New York Daily News (KRT) - On Friday, Oct. 17, 2003, something terrible happened to my child at school. Something that will change her outlook on teachers for the rest of her life." Thus began a mother's anguished letter and a challenge not just to the administrators at Public School 35 in Hollis, Queens but also to the entire New York City school system - and to the rest of us who have watched from the sidelines, an increasingly uncomfortable place to be. We like to think that "sticks...
  • Bin Laden Died From Wounds Suffered In Tora Bora Air Raid, Says Arab Expert

    05/09/2003 6:12:26 PM PDT · by blam · 37 replies · 319+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 5-10-2003 | John Lichfield
    Bin Laden died from wounds suffered in Tora Bora air raid, says Arab expert By John Lichfield in Paris 10 May 2003 Osama bin Laden died after being maimed in an American air raid on the Tora Bora mountains of Afghanistan in December 2001, a French expert on the Arab world believes. Ghislaine Alleaume, a historian and Arabist at the French national research centre, the CNRS, reached her conclusion after studying television and internet messages circulated by Bin Laden's supporters. She bases her theory mostly on a video of the al- Qa'ida leader broadcast by al-Jazeera television on 27 December...
  • Nightclub Stampede Reopens Chicago's Racial Wounds

    02/18/2003 4:19:36 PM PST · by blam · 40 replies · 421+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 2-19-2003 | Andrew Gumbel
    Nightclub stampede reopens Chicago's racial wounds By Andrew Gumbel in Chicago 19 February 2003 The nightclub stampede that claimed 21 lives in Chicago on Monday caused a war of words yesterday between the city's civic leaders and the African-American community. Each blamed the other for allowing the club to operate after a court order demanded its closure eight months ago. The Rev Jesse Jackson, who is based in Chicago, returned to the nightclub yesterday to demand an independent investigation that would look at the city's failings as well as any negligence on the part of the club. He said the...