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  • Ebola vaccine approved as second jab trialled

    11/13/2019 1:34:36 PM PST · by Valpal1 · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/13/2019 | Tulip Mazumdar
    Prof Daniel Bausch, director of the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team, is one of the scientists leading the trial. He said there was "no contest" between the two vaccines, and both had their advantages and disadvantages. Merck's, which is given to those who come into direct and indirect contact with an Ebola patient, could be best used in the middle of an outbreak - while the J&J vaccine could be used to protect people not yet exposed to Ebola. Prof Bausch said: "The J&J vaccine is not ideally suited to an outbreak setting, primarily because it requires two doses...
  • Tragic: Every Single Bump Stock In Nation Suddenly Lost In Boating Accident

    12/19/2018 4:31:45 PM PST · by Valpal1 · 28 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | 12/19/18 | Staff
    U.S.—In a rash of tragedies all across the United States, every single bump stock in the nation was tragically lost in various boating accidents earlier this week. Coincidentally, the bump stocks have just been banned by the Trump administration. Since all the bump stocks have been destroyed, it's now impossible for the ATF to confiscate them or fine people who did not destroy them. "Well, I guess our job is done," an ATF representative said. "We were gonna have to make sure people complied with this unilateral executive order, but now I guess we can just harrass gun owners for...
  • 'God damn you to hell,' Michael Caputo tells Senate intel panel

    05/02/2018 3:17:54 PM PDT · by Valpal1 · 94 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 05/01/2018 | Diana Correll
    Caputo called for an “investigation of the investigators” and said he wanted to know who was “coordinating this attack on President Donald Trump.” “Forget about all the death threats against my family. I want to know who cost us so much money, who crushed our kids, who forced us out of our home, all because you lost an election,” Caputo said. “I want to know because God damn you to hell."

    05/02/2018 2:51:05 PM PDT · by Valpal1 · 30 replies
    Tablet ^ | 05/01/2018 | Lee Smith
    It’s hard to imagine anything worse for a democracy than journalists coordinating with political operatives and spies who are paid by the press to leak information about American citizens. But that’s where we are. We have hit rock-bottom.
  • Officer placed on leave as DA launches criminal investigation into arrest of Utah nurse

    09/01/2017 7:56:22 PM PDT · by Valpal1 · 264 replies
    Fox13 SLC ^ | 9/1/2017 | Mark Green
    Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski announced that as a result of the criminal investigation being launched by the Salt Lake County District Attorney, Detective Jeff Payne will be placed on full administrative leave with pay. Later Friday night, police stated two employees are on administrative leave. It was not immediately clear who the second employee is.
  • Dakota Access pipeline expected to begin shipping Thursday

    05/31/2017 10:32:35 PM PDT · by Valpal1 · 10 replies
    Fox 12 Oregon ^ | 05/31/2017 | Spencer Ernst
    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, which is expected to begin shipping oil on Thursday, will face scrutiny later this summer on whether it violated North Dakota rules during construction.
  • Trump Picks Top Climate Skeptic to Lead EPA Transition

    11/10/2016 7:35:03 PM PST · by Valpal1 · 264 replies
    Scientific American ^ | Sept 2016 | Robin Bravender
    Myron Ebell, director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the conservative Competitive Enterprise Institute, is spearheading Trump’s transition plans for EPA, the sources said. snip Ebell appears to relish criticism from the left. In a biography submitted when he testified before Congress, he listed among his recognitions that he had been featured in a Greenpeace “Field Guide to Climate Criminals,” dubbed a “misleader” on global warming by Rolling Stone and was the subject of a motion to censure in the British House of Commons after Ebell criticized the United Kingdom’s chief scientific adviser for his views on global...
  • Social Workers Snatch Sick Kids

    08/14/2014 5:15:25 PM PDT · by Valpal1 · 15 replies
    Home School Legal Defense Association ^ | 8/14/14 | Michael Farris
    Lane Funkhouser, his wife Susan, and their two children (whom we will call James and Kat) were all very sick. They went to their family doctor, who was unable to diagnose the problem. Because the children were not getting better, their attendance at public school became an issue. So Lane and Susan decided that they would homeschool James and Kat while they searched for a diagnosis and treatment. School officials filed truancy charges against the family, which were quickly dismissed. But, as a result of these charges, the family became embroiled with a social worker named Michael Austin, an investigator...
  • Looks That Kill (Ditch the stormtroopers, bring back the Peelers.)

    08/14/2014 3:41:05 PM PDT · by Valpal1 · 41 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/14/14 | Kevin Williamson
    People in places such as Ferguson, Mo., often talk about the police as though they were an occupying force, and there is, in Ferguson and in many other places, a strong racial component. During my time in Philadelphia, the city had a black mayor, a black police commissioner, and a heavily black police force, and the city’s worst crime was concentrated in two black neighborhoods. Police innovations such as sending extra patrols to schools at dismissal time were criticized by community leaders who complained that the police were “targeting” black neighborhoods. Which, of course, they were: That’s where the crime...
  • Poisoned relationship between police and minorities

    08/14/2014 3:05:37 PM PDT · by Valpal1 · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/13/14 | Mark O'Mara
    Consider the very first interactions: A cop and young black male interact on the street, and both give the other a bit of attitude. The officer gives some attitude because he's tired of getting attitude from other young men, and the young man gives some attitude because he's tired of getting attitude from other cops. Now, who's at fault? This, as simple as it sounds, is how it starts. Once the infection begins, it grows quickly. If you want to say the cop's at fault because he's the adult with training, you are right. And if you want to say...
  • Rand Paul: We Must Demilitarize the Police

    08/14/2014 12:00:52 PM PDT · by Valpal1 · 58 replies
    Time ^ | 8/14/14 | Rand Paul
    The shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown is an awful tragedy that continues to send shockwaves through the community of Ferguson, Missouri and across the nation. If I had been told to get out of the street as a teenager, there would have been a distinct possibility that I might have smarted off. But, I wouldn’t have expected to be shot. The outrage in Ferguson is understandable—though there is never an excuse for rioting or looting. There is a legitimate role for the police to keep the peace, but there should be a difference between a police response and a military...
  • GMO tobacco ‘mystery serum’ rescues Ebola virus victims

    08/06/2014 1:57:18 PM PDT · by Valpal1 · 67 replies
    Genetic Literacy Project ^ | 8/6/2014 | Meredith Knight
    When American Ebola patient Dr. Kent Brantly arrived in Atlanta, Georgia, Aug. 2, he had reportedly already had one course of treatment with an experimental drug called ZMAPP made with genetically engineered tobacco. Although it has only been tested previously in animals, the FDA is rumored to have authorized emergency approval for the drug for Brantly and another American who contracted the virus doing medical aid work in Liberia during the ongoing West African Ebola outbreak. MAPP is produced by a small San Diego-based biotech company. The scientists use a common tobacco bacteria, genetically engineered with different components of the...
  • #BringBackOurBalls

    05/09/2014 9:48:43 PM PDT · by Valpal1 · 28 replies
    SteynOnLine ^ | 5/9/2014 | Mark Steyn
    It is hard not to have total contempt for a political culture that thinks the picture at right is a useful contribution to rescuing 276 schoolgirls kidnapped by jihadist savages in Nigeria. Yet some pajama boy at the White House evidently felt getting the First Lady to pose with this week's Hashtag of Western Impotence would reflect well upon the Administration. The horrible thing is they may be right: Michelle showed she cared - on social media! - and that's all that matters, isn't it?
  • Gun Control

    05/06/2014 10:31:41 AM PDT · by Valpal1 · 8 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 5/6/2014 | Mark Steyn
    If someone shoots up a grade school or a movie theatre, the cable airwaves fill with experts demanding gun control. But every day Americans are shot for no reason other than that armed bureaucrats "don't have time for this". Any chance of a little more gun control there? As I always say in these circumstances, if you need to shoot a schizophrenic, a teenage partygoer, a lame septuagenarian, a confused hobo, etc, etc, etc, you're doing it wrong. "The book" is the problem. "The book" is what needs to change. Anyone who goes into law enforcement assumes the risk that...
  • Where The Action Is

    03/07/2014 7:11:21 PM PST · by Valpal1 · 48 replies
    SteynOnLine ^ | 3/7/2014 | Mark Steyn
    People keep asking me whom I favor for the 2016 Republican nomination. I politely demur — and not just because it's almost three years till Election Day, and at this stage in the 2008 cycle I'm not sure I'd ever heard of Barack Obama. As a resident of a New Hampshire township with more than 37 people, I don't have to seek out presidential candidates; they're there at the inn and the general store and the diner and the Grange. I've seen enough next-presidents-of-the-United-States for several lifetimes: Phil Gramm, Pete Wilson, Bob Dornan, Elizabeth Dole, Orrin Hatch, Gary Bauer, Lamar...
  • The Gag Order Heard Round The World

    03/05/2014 9:12:44 AM PST · by Valpal1 · 19 replies
    SteynOnLine ^ | 3/5/14 | Mark Steyn
    I've been told by various experts in America's "justice" system that I shouldn't risk incurring the wrath of judges by talking about them. We'll see how that pans out. But I'm heartened by the stirring example of Lou Pelletier, a Connecticut father who took his sick daughter to hospital in Boston only to have her kidnapped by the tinpot tyrants of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families. That was a year ago. Since then he has been under a "gag order" imposed by Suffolk County judge Joseph Johnston. Initially, Mr Pelletier abided by the terms of the gag order,...
  • Idaho Fish and Game kills 23 wolves in Lolo Pass area

    03/01/2014 9:59:06 PM PST · by Valpal1 · 34 replies
    Missoulian ^ | 3/1/14 | AP article
    BOISE, Idaho — Idaho wildlife officials have killed 23 wolves in northern Idaho in an effort to boost the number of elk in the region. The Idaho Fish and Game announced Friday afternoon that the animals were killed by USDA Wildlife Service agents using a helicopter in the Lolo elk zone near the Montana border. It's the sixth time the agency has taken action to kill wolves in the Lolo zone in the past four years, bringing the total number of wolves killed there to 48. The efforts are part of the state's predator management plan, which calls for killing...
  • The Compliance of Science

    02/23/2014 12:16:19 PM PST · by Valpal1 · 28 replies
    SteynOnLine ^ | 2/23/14 | Mark Steyn
    n 2002 Richard Warman appointed himself Canada's Hatefinder General and went around the Internet hunting down so-called haters and turning them in for lucrative tax-free sums amounting to many thousands of dollars. Hatefinder Warman and his enablers at the Commission abused the extremely narrow constitutional approval given to Section 13 by the Supreme Court in the Taylor decision and instead turned it into a personal inquisition for himself and his pals. Parliament took my advice and abolished Section 13. Now it's déjà vu all over again: Michael Mann turns out to be the Richard Warman of climate science, a man...
  • Rigor Mortis

    02/22/2014 8:54:59 AM PST · by Valpal1 · 5 replies
    SteynOnLine ^ | 2/25/14 | Mark Steyn
    Mann and his lawyers doctored a quote and put their own version of it in direct quotation marks. That's bad enough. But they did it for a specific reason. Because the original makes clear that Sir Muir's findings apply only to the "CRU scientists" - that's to say, employees of the University of East Anglia, who are the only people the Russell panel was charged with investigating, and were therefore the only people it was in a position to exonerate. So, as evidence of Michael Mann's "exoneration", the best his lawyers can come up with is a fake quote from...
  • The Future is Another Country

    02/14/2014 9:42:29 AM PST · by Valpal1 · 4 replies
    SteynOnLine ^ | 2/14/14 | Mark Steyn
    Well, I can't speak for Dr Mann or my co-defendants, but I want to put it in front of a jury - in part because I loathe "settling" and regard it as a malign and corrupting influence on the American "justice" system. Nobody's guilty or innocent any more, are they? It's all about the settling. But the pressure to "settle" means that, for a litigious goon like Dr Mann, simply launching suits relieves him of the need to win them. Nuts to that. He wanted this case, so he can have it and take it to a jury.