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  • How the vitamin industrial complex swindled America

    12/18/2013 8:57:00 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 98 replies
    The Week ^ | 12/18/13 | Peter Weber
    Q uestions about the health benefits of vitamin supplements have been percolating in the medical establishment for decades — even as the multivitamin industry has grown to a multi-billion powerhouse in the U.S. This week, the respected journal the Annals of Internal Medicine put its well-heeled foot down. "We believe that the case is closed — supplementing the diet of well-nourished adults with (most) mineral or vitamin supplements has no clear benefit and might even be harmful," the journal said in an editorial. "These vitamins should not be used for chronic disease prevention. Enough is enough." Here's Dr. Edgar Miller...
  • Shale Revolution: Trade Deficit Slides

    12/18/2013 8:53:09 PM PST · by ckilmer · 4 replies
    zacks ^ | December 18, 2013 | Zacks Equity Research
    Shale Revolution: Trade Deficit Slides by Zacks Equity Research   Published on December 18, 2013 |In October, the trade deficit declined to $40.3 billion from the upwardly revised figure of $43 billion for the month of September. Particularly notable was the fact that exports of goods and services increased by 1.8% to a record monthly high of $192.7 billion. This was an 18% increase from September figures. On the other hand, imports increased only by 4.5%, to $233.3 billion. Increase in Global Demand The decline in the level of deficit indicates that the global economy has turned the corner. Shipments to...
  • Dem cries foul on Issa's ObamaCare tactics

    12/18/2013 8:44:27 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies ^ | December 17, 2013 | Elise Viebeck
    The House Oversight Committee's top Democrat is accusing Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) of deliberately stoking fears about with partial and misleading document releases. Rep. Elijah Cummings (Md.) cried foul on Issa's habit of withholding portions of documents about ObamaCare and charged the committee chairman with "cherry-picking" evidence to heighten concerns about the enrollment website. "The chairman's actions are a reckless and transparent attempt to frighten Americans away from the website and deny them health insurance to which they are entitled," Cummings wrote in a letter to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). Cummings disputed Issa's recent allegation that users' personal...
  • BACKFIRE: Governor’s New Media Adviser Compares Gun Rights to Ham Sandwiches?

    12/18/2013 8:43:32 PM PST · by Red Steel · 6 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | December 16, 2013
    UPDATE: Noting that Alan Salazar, Hick’s strategery chief, retweeted the bizarre proclamation, Colorado’s gubernatorial candidates weighed in via The Colorado Observer.  Former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo said that the tweet “seem[ed] to claim that ‘there is no Second Amendment’ and called on the governor to explain the message”, observing: “The tweet implies that the governor looks at gun rights in the same way as [Potter] does, and unless the governor says something to the contrary, that’s what we have to conclude.” Fellow gubernatorial candidate and state senator, Greg Brophy, said, “It’s an indication of how deeply their animosity toward gun rights...
  • Engine from Makani Kai plane recovered

    12/18/2013 8:43:16 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 33 replies
    The Maui News ^ | December 18, 2013 | The Maui News
    The complete engine from the Cessna Grand Caravan that crashed off Kalaupapa has been recovered by salvage crews, the owner of Makani Kai Air said Wednesday afternoon.
  • Bloomberg’s Meddling Ways On Unions Don’t Sit Well With De Blasio

    12/18/2013 8:36:19 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies ^ | December 18, 2013
    It’s the battle of the mayors. Michael Bloomberg has offered an unprecedented challenge to his successor to slash union benefits — for the good of the city — even if it means he doesn’t get re-elected. As CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer reported Wednesday, hizzoner’s meddling didn’t go well with the mayor-elect. Mayors usually go quietly at the end of their term, but not so with Bloomberg. On Wednesday, he told incoming Bill de Blasio he will have a “once-in-a-generation” opportunity to slash union health and pension benefits — and that he should ignore his own political allegiances and ambitions to...
  • Second Amendment Roundup

    12/18/2013 8:34:12 PM PST · by rightwingerpatriot ^ | December 18, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    It's a busy time defending the Second Amendment of the US Constitution. While progressive liberals try to push their anti-gun agenda on the country, citizens are fighting back to hold on to their liberties. Recently there's been a few ongoing events in the fight against gun control and here are some highlights. In my home state of Florida, gun sales are skyrocketing this holiday season. Background checks over the Thanksgiving weekend was at an all-time high and this sales rush is continuing into Christmas buying. The FDLE (Florida Department of Law Enforcement) has reported that there were 200,000 more background...
  • Southern Discomfort: U.S. Army seeks removal of Lee, ‘Stonewall’ Jackson honors

    12/18/2013 8:24:58 PM PST · by Bringbackthedraft · 76 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 12/17/13 | Rowan Scarborough
    The U.S. Army War College, which molds future field generals, has begun discussing whether it should remove its portraits of Confederate generals
  • Italian high court finds ‘romance’ in 60-year-old man’s sex with 11-year-old, overturns sentence

    12/18/2013 8:23:55 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 26 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12-18-13 | Hilary White
    An Italian high court has dismissed the sentence in a case of pedophilia on the grounds that there was “romance” involved between the 60 year-old social services worker and the 11 year-old girl in his care. Pietro Lamberti, who works for the social services department of Catanzaro in Calabria in the south, was found in bed with the girl, described as “disadvantaged” in the press, by local police who raided his house in June 2011. The Court of Cassation overturned a five-year sentence for a conviction of sexual violence against a minor. Italy’s age of consent is 14 and rises...
  • Here’s how the shale gas boom is saving Americans money

    12/18/2013 8:15:42 PM PST · by ckilmer · 7 replies
    wonk blog ^ | December 18, 2013 at 9:30 am | Brad Plumer
    That cheap gas is also saving Americans money on their energy bills. But how much? Ask the experts, and you get a fairly wide range of answers.
  • Michelle Obama to Sharpton: Obamacare Benefits Get Lost in Political ‘Back and Forth’

    12/18/2013 8:12:26 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies ^ | December 18, 2013 | Matt Wilstein
    Al Sharpton previewed his radio interview with First Lady Michelle Obama on his MSNBC show Wednesday afternoon. In the short clips, the first lady defended the Affordable Care Act by offering personal stories about when she and other women she has met have benefited from access to health care. Sharpton remarked that Michelle Obama is able to bring a “passion and a perspective” to the issue that transcends the “partisan bickering” of both Washington and talk radio. After telling the story of a mother who cried herself to sleep at night because her son was diagnosed with cancer and she...
  • 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson suspended by A&E (telling the truth about gays)

    12/18/2013 8:09:52 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 58 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 12/18/2013
    "Duck Dynasty" dad Phil Robertson has been placed on indefinite suspension by the A&E Network following his recent comments on homosexuality, the network announced Wednesday night. "We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson's comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty," the network said in a statement. "His personal views in no way reflect those of A&E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community. The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely." Earlier Wednesday, Roberston had responded to...
  • Taliban Warned the Imran Khan on Polo Campaign

    12/18/2013 8:03:50 PM PST · by musarratullah · 16 replies
    own | 19 december 2013 | musarrat ullah jan
    Mir Ali,( North Wazir Stan ) 19 December 2013 Taliban group warned that PTI chief Imran khan to stop the polio campaign & promotion of Polio in the province. Otherwise the Taliban will target Imran Khan along With Sami Ul Haq. Ansar Ul Mujahedeen has taken the responsibility of the blast in Mir Ali on army check post and said that it’s the revenge of Hakeem Ullah Mehsood. Talking to media persons through telephone from unknown area the spokesman of the Ansar Ul Mujahedeen Abu Baseer said that our fighters did this and our activities will be continued against Pakistani...
  • FReep this Facebook Page: 'Bring Back Phil Robertson' ('LIKE' page if on Facebook)

    12/18/2013 8:02:01 PM PST · by montag813 · 32 replies ^ | 12-18-2013 | Bring Phil Back
    For any FReepers on Facebook, let's show A&E that we are a far stronger force than GLAAD or the Human Rights Campaign, and that Christians will not be bullied out of our freedom of speech.LIKE 'BRING BACK PHIL ROBERTSON' ON FACEBOOK
  • Larry Lujack 1940-2013

    12/18/2013 7:52:36 PM PST · by John W · 32 replies ^ | December 18, 2013 | Robert Feder
    Legendary “Superjock” Larry Lujack, a Radio Hall of Famer and one of broadcasting’s all-time greats, has died of cancer at 73. He had been battling esophageal cancer for the last year and was in hospice care in Santa Fe, New Mexico, when he died Wednesday. More to come.
  • Gay Community Update: Libs Not Happy, Happy, Happy with Phil Robertson

    12/18/2013 7:46:30 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 42 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 12-18-13 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Dadelut dadelut dadelut dadelut dadelut. That's the trumpet fanfare, folks. It hearkens back to the Grooveyard of Forgotten Favorite days on this program. And we indeed are hearkening back, turning back the hands of time. Our old friend, the late great Klaus Nomi and a gay community update. (playing of song) RUSH: Klaus Nomi, everybody! (Continued playing of song) RUSH: Let 'er rip, Klaus. Yes, sir! Klaus Nomi! (continued playing of song) RUSH: Yes siree, my friends, the gay community update there voiced, a vocal portrayal by Klaus Nomi. Okay, today's gay update theme comes from Phil...
  • Sign the Petition to Demand A&E 'End the Unjust Suspension of Phil Robertson'

    12/18/2013 7:41:24 PM PST · by montag813 · 34 replies ^ | 12-18-2013 | John Urban
  • Target holiday cyber breach hits 40 million payment cards

    12/18/2013 7:38:18 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 35 replies
    Payment card data was stolen from an unknown number of Target Corp customers starting on the busy Black Friday weekend in a major breach at the U.S. retailer, according to a person familiar with the matter. The Secret Service is investigating, according to a spokesman for the agency, which safeguards the nation's payment systems. Target officials did not respond to requests for comment. Investigators believe the data was obtained via software installed on machines that customers use to swipe magnetic strips on their cards when paying for merchandise at Target stores, according to the person who was not authorized to...
  • Senate Bill 248: Require Children's Services Review for Homeschooling (OHIO)

    12/18/2013 7:30:51 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 56 replies
    HSLDA ^ | Last Updated: December 17, 2013
    Senate Bill (SB) 248 was introduced on December 3, 2013, and would require children’s services to review all homeschool notices to determine whether homeschooling is “in the best interest of the child.” Under this proposed legislation, children’s services would be required to meet with parents who choose to homeschool and conduct separate in-person interviews with each of their children. Children’s services would then make a recommendation for or against the excuse from compulsory school attendance.
  • Matheson's exit gives GOP's Mia Love an opening for Utah congressional seat

    12/18/2013 7:28:48 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 18, 2013 | Joseph Weber
    “Mia Love has a straight shot to Congress now,” said Tyler Harber, a Republican strategist with the international strategy firm Harden Global. “She’s smart, worldly and interested in focusing on solving problems. ...