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  • Dead (pregnant) woman was beaten with baseball bat and strangled, police say

    10/22/2014 9:03:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    columbus dispatch ^ | 10.23.14 | Kathy Lynn Gray & Theodore Decker
    He knew the way even in the dark. Murder suspect Jacob Ferrero was riding with Columbus police homicide detectives about 2 Wednesday morning. He directed them east across Franklin County, away from the Far West Side apartment that he shared with Samantha Greenlee, a 22-year-old woman who had told her family she was 3 months pregnant with Ferrero’s child. Just east of Madison Christian Church at 3565 Bixby Rd. in Groveport, Ferrero directed detectives to stop and pull into a gravel drive. It was the church’s rustic outdoor chapel, just a few wooden benches and an altar clustered among a...
  • ISIS releases sickening video clip showing Syrian woman being stoned to death by group of men

    10/21/2014 7:51:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 21, 2014 | John Hall
    Islamic State militants fighting in Syria and Iraq have released a sickening video of a young woman being stoned to death by a group of men - including her own father. The shocking footage is understood to have been filmed in the city of Hama and shows a bearded cleric ranting at the woman in Arabic and accusing her adultery while she pleads for her life. The woman turns to her father and begs his forgiveness but he coldly rejects her, saying he would rather please God. He then turns to the men to give the signal for his daughter's...
  • Multiculturalism Kills

    10/20/2014 11:07:19 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 20, 2014 | Jack Cashill
    On Anderson Cooper 360 last week CNN’s Ebola expert David Quammen -- Yale grad, Rhodes scholar -- struck the perfect multicultural note. With the fury of a Puritan divine, he scolded those who want to ban commercial travel to West Africa. “How dare we turn our backs on Liberia,” said Quammen, “given the fact that this is a country that was founded in the 1820s, 1830s because of American slavery. We have a responsibility to stay connected to them and help them see this through.” Quammen was merely saying out loud what the multiculturalists in the Obama administration, the president...
  • 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%...
  • 3 Reasons Why Halloween is Stupid – Part 2

    10/17/2014 4:16:22 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 49 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 10/17/14 | Steve Berman
    Halloween is a celebration of fear, secrecy, darkness, death, and mayhem.  It ruins children and coats the poison with candy.  Halloween is a holiday for the ignorant, a day set aside to honor a lack of knowledge, by people who don’t care enough to gain it.  Halloween is a feast of stupid self-indulgence.  There’s nothing positive I can say about that day, no matter how much fun it may be to dress up, join a bunch of other people, walk door to door demanding candy, then go home and gorge yourself on it while watching horror movies. In Part 1,...
  • Death On Demand Is Not Death With Dignity

    10/14/2014 10:40:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    I'd like to think that if I got the bad news that Brittany Maynard received -- terminal cancer with a prognosis of less than six months left to live -- I'd be like her. I'd like to be stoic and brave. I'd like to take charge of the rest of my cruelly abbreviated life. If I were facing death at age 29, I would want to find meaning in an end come too soon. Maynard has done just that. She moved from California to Oregon, where assisted suicide is legal. She has become the face of Compassion & Choices, which...
  • There is No Such Thing as a ‘Dignified Death’

    10/11/2014 11:11:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 11, 2014 | Steve Deace
    By all accounts Brittany Maynard’s is a life well lived. Sure, we’re not God, so we have no idea where she stands eternally. We don’t know if she’s sought the forgiveness for her sins that is found only in Jesus Christ, but we can pray that she has before it’s too late. However, from what we can humanly see, Maynard has lived a life of courage and adventure—even climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Sadly, though, it now seems she may not live to see her 30th birthday. In April, the 29-year old Maynard was diagnosed with a stage four malignant brain tumor....
  • Macedonia checking for Ebola after Briton dies, hotel sealed off

    <p>Health workers wearing protective equipment stand at the Island Clinic in Monrovia, where patients are treated for Ebola .</p> <p>SKOPJE (Reuters) - Macedonia said it was checking for the Ebola virus in a British man who died within hours of being admitted to hospital in the capital Skopje on Thursday.</p>
  • The Fourth Horseman has Arrived

    10/09/2014 11:28:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/09/14 | Alan Caruba
    The Four Horsemen of Apocalypse as named in Revelation are Conquest, War, Famine, and Death “I looked and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.” – Revelation 6:8 The Four Horsemen of Apocalypse as named in Revelation are Conquest, War, Famine, and Death. It is an apt metaphor for what is occurring in America today. Ebola is now raging in several African nations,...
  • A very simple and to the point venn diagram about death and taxes...

    10/08/2014 5:12:32 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-8-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • Your nose knows when death is imminent

    10/02/2014 7:37:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10/02/2014 | Mo Costandi
    Until as recently as 1987, British coal pits employed caged canaries as sentinels that alerted miners to the presence of poisonous gases. Being more sensitive to them than we are, the birds would get distressed before the gases reached levels that are dangerous to humans, giving the miners time to evacuate and avoid suffocation. According to new research, the sense of smell is the canary in the coalmine of human health. A study published today in the open access journal PLOS ONE, shows that losing one’s sense of smell strongly predicts death within five years, suggesting that the nose knows...
  • Deadly Facts about Water

    10/01/2014 2:53:37 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 39 replies
    National | 10/01/2014 | C. Sunstein
    The deadly facts about water! 1. Water can be chemically synthesized by burning rocket fuel 2. Water one of the primary ingredients in herbicides and pesticides 3. Over consumption can cause excessive sweating, urination and even death 4. Water is the leading cause of drowning 5. 100% of all serial killers, rapist and drug dealers have admitted to drinking water 6. 100% of all people exposed to water will die
  • Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel: 75 is the ideal age to die

    09/26/2014 7:27:39 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 47 replies
    Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel: 75 is the ideal age to die Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 10:02 AM in Politics By The Right Scoop VIDEO Steve Doocy talks to physician Mark Segal about old age and why Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel’s ‘I want to die at 75′ rhetoric is so dangerous:
  • Minneapolis: VA to investigate alleged cover-up involving patient's death

    09/24/2014 5:08:39 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 1 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 9-23-14 | ap
    The Department of Veterans Affairs said Tuesday it will investigate allegations that the appointment records of a retired Marine who died after having seizures were falsified to cover up delays in patient care at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System. Cathy Gromek, spokeswoman for the VA's inspector general's office in Washington, told the Associated Press she wasn't sure when the investigation would be finished. "We're working it and when we can report out, we'll report out," Gromek said. The announcement followed calls from Minnesota's congressional delegation for an investigation, one day after KARE-TV reported that VA records showed that a...
  • Ebola death rates 70% - WHO study

    09/23/2014 12:42:48 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | 09/23/14
    In the worst case scenario, cases in two nations could reach 1.4 million in January, according to a US estimate.
  • Princess, my favorite dog, died today

    09/22/2014 12:57:08 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 92 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 22, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Princess was eight years old and a wonderful companion. She had been declining, reviving and again declining for the past several months, despite substantial veterinary attention. Last night she refused to eat or drink and died at about 10:30 this morning. Princess is in the middle.Princess became my favorite of all our dogs, past and present. She was attentive to my needs and concerned about me. As I became increasingly infirm with age and had difficulty descending the two steps to go from our house to my wife's separate but adjacent art studio to activate our internet connection, Princess noticed my difficulty. She accompanied me to the steps and positioned herself at my...
  • ObamaCare architect Ezekiel Emanuel has anounced the ‘optimal age of death’ - you won’t like it

    09/19/2014 2:38:55 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 51 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/19/14 | Robert Laurie
    Old people are such a burden. Democrats seem to love death. Whether they’re yammering about abortion or “end of life” planning, they just can’t get enough of talking up the myriad ways people can exit life’s stage. They always claim this is simply a discussion about personal responsibility and individual choice but, since they despise those ideals in virtually every other matter, it’s a hard argument to buy. Enter Ezekiel Emanuel. Emanuel was one of the chief architects of ObamaCare and is, of course, the brother of Rahm. Over at The Atlantic, he’s penned an article about his own death...
  • News Nugget: Louisiana Voters Beware

    09/17/2014 9:41:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    CAIN TV ^ | Herman Cain
    News Nugget: Louisiana Voters Beware soundcloud only on link
  • AZ:Armed Robbery: Distraction = Death

    09/15/2014 8:44:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A common theme in the failure of armed robbers is the problem of becoming distracted, if only for one or two seconds.   That is all the time a prospective victim needs to access a weapon and strike a fatal blow or three.   Robbers want compliance and money or goods.   They generally do not want murder, at least until after they get the goods or money, which compliance helps them to obtain.   In this case in Phoenix, the would be robber was distracted, and loses the subsequent gunfight.   From kpho.com;  Crump is a police Sargent: The suspect walked up to...
  • Lawmakers to HHS: Why Are Ebola Warnings Getting More Dire? (Dare we ask?)

    09/13/2014 10:14:59 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 99 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12 Sep 2014 | Caroline May
    The committee members requested HHS tell them by Sept. 26, why the administration’s warnings have become more dire, the problems to date with containment, the protocols to respond to Ebola in the U.S., how federal funding have been spend to combat Ebola, the current risk the diseases posses to the U.S., assessments of hospitals to respond to an outbreak, as well as the status of medicine.
  • WHO: More People Die from Suicide Than From Wars, Natural Disasters Combined

    09/04/2014 2:18:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Voice of America ^ | 09/04/2014 | Lisa Schlein
    GENEVA— The World Health Organization reports more than 800,000 people die by suicide every year. WHO, which is launching its first global report on suicide prevention, said more people die from suicide than from conflicts, wars and natural disasters combined. The World Health Organization reported every 40 seconds a person somewhere in the world commits suicide. Despite this shockingly high statistic, WHO said only a handful of countries have policies aimed at suicide prevention. WHO Director of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Shekhar Saxena said there also is much more that communities can do to provide support for vulnerable people....
  • Toddler's Aunt Already Faces Life Sentence

    08/28/2014 9:40:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon charged the aunt of a 2-year-old killed by a hit-and-run driver with felony child endangerment. Loyresha Gage, 25, didn't run over her niece Mi'yana Gregory as the toddler stood alone in a crosswalk after 10:30 p.m. on Aug. 15; an unknown hit-and-run driver hit the child. Yet it is Gage who has been charged with a felony. If convicted, she faces years in prison. I cannot be alone in my first reaction to this story. What was Gage doing taking a little girl and her twin brother to see "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" on...
  • A nine-billion-dollar-a-year industry

    08/26/2014 8:57:49 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/26/14 | Patrick D Hahn
    Part 3: "TORN TO SHREDS"--The unheralded epidemic of disease and death wrought by anti-anxiety drugs Part 1: “I’ve lost everything” Part 2: A double whammy Part 3: A nine-billion-dollar-a-year industryAnxiety, fear, and terror are universal human experiences. It is only within the 150 years that they have come to be regarded as “diseases” that can and should be treated by the medical profession. Most anti-anxiety drugs, or anxiolytics, belong to a class of chemical compounds called benzodiazepines, a category which includes alprazolam (Xanax), lorazepam (Ativan), diazepam (Valium), olanzapine (Zyprexa), chlordiazepoxide (Librium), clonazepam (Klonopin, Clozaril, Leponex), and estazolam (Prosom). These drugs...
  • To Defeat the Islamic State

    08/26/2014 5:23:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    The decisions that determined the fate of the great nations and empires that failed to survive the 20th century are well known. For the Kaiser's Germany, it was the "blank cheque" to Austria after Sarajevo. For Great Britain, the 1939 war guarantee to Poland. For the Third Reich, it was the June 1941 invasion of Russia. For the Empire of the Sun, the decision to attack Pearl Harbor. And for the Soviet Empire, it was the invasion of Afghanistan. As for the United States, historians may one day concur with the late Gen. Bill Odom. For the lone superpower to...
  • Actor Sylvester Stallone has been killed in a car accident in Australia (HOAX, Scam)

    08/26/2014 1:02:32 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 7 replies
    Snopes ^ | 8/26/2014 | Snopes
    Origins: Like previous death hoaxes involving actors (including Jackie Chan), the Sylvester Stallone death hoax circulating on social media sites appears to stem from common culprit mediafetcher.com, a "fake news" generator. Several such sites exist, allowing Facebook and Twitter users to plug a celebrity's name into the generator and produce a "news story" reporting the star's recent death. While these death hoaxes appear on Facebook and Twitter with relative frequency, the most recent iteration of the Sylvester Stallone death hoax looks to be slightly different. Most links point back to a specific domain that appears to be a "clickjack"...
  • What were the Rituals Associated with Death and Burial in Jesus’ Day?

    08/21/2014 2:37:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 8/20/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Jewish people took the burial of the dead quite seriously; it was the way a community paid its last respects to the one who died. The Scriptures laid down quite firmly that no dead body was to be left unburied—even that of one’s worst enemy. Perhaps one of the stronger horrors that a Jewish person could imagine was stated in Psalm 78: They have thrown the bodies of thy servants as food for the birds of heaven; wild beast feast on the corpses of the just.The dead, therefore, had a right to ceremonial care. As soon as a...
  • Pope's relatives die in road accident

    08/19/2014 9:21:26 AM PDT · by Salvation · 17 replies
    BBC.com ^ | 08-19-14 | BBC.com
    Pope's relatives die in road accidentThe wife and two children of Pope Francis's nephew have been killed in a car crash in Argentina, officials say.His nephew, Emanuel Bergoglio, was badly hurt in the accident in the Cordoba area, north-east of the capital, Buenos Aires.The Pope was "profoundly saddened" by the news, his spokesman Francesco Lombardi said.snip--His nephew's family was reportedly returning home from a break when their car collided with a lorry at James Craik, some 580km (360 miles) north-east of Buenos Aires shortly before midnight.His wife Valeria Carmona, 39, and their two children Jose, 2, and eight-month-old Antonio...
  • Overdoing the Death of Robin Williams

    08/15/2014 12:21:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    There was something thoroughly distasteful about that Robin Williams press conference the other day. It sounded wrong. It looked bad. It smelled. Was it newsworthy, so much so that news networks would break into their regular afternoon programming to broadcast live the first official law enforcement press conference surrounding Williams' death? We think so. Williams was not just an iconic American comedian since he burst onto the scene with "Mork and Mindy" in the 1970s, he was perhaps the single funniest man in America. That he would die so suddenly understandably generated interest. When the word "suicide" appeared we became...
  • Let's Get Serious About Mental Illness

    08/14/2014 9:24:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    Robin Williams' suicide this week shook up people across the political spectrum -- and for good reason. When a highly successful, incredibly popular figure from our culture decides to take his own life, it feels as though suicide could happen to anyone. It can't. Robin Williams reportedly suffered from mentally illness. He stated during an interview in 2006 that he hadn't been formally diagnosed with depression or bipolar disorder, but stated, "Do I perform sometimes in a manic style? Yes. Am I manic all the time? No. Do I get sad? Oh yeah. Does it hit me hard? Oh...
  • Occupation of Cyprus Underscores Hypocrisy of Gaza Outrage

    08/14/2014 7:02:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    LIMASSOL, Cyprus -- Cyprus is a beautiful island. But it has never recovered from the Turkish invasion of 1974. Turkish troops still control nearly 40 percent of the island -- the most fertile and formerly the richest portion. Some 200,000 Greek refugees never returned home after being expelled from their homes and farms in Northern Cyprus. The capital of Nicosia remains divided. A 112-mile demilitarized "green line" runs right through the city across the entire island. Thousands of settlers from Anatolia were shipped in by the Turkish government to occupy former Greek villages and to change Cypriot demography --...
  • Islamic State's Murderous Excess Is The Road To Its Demise

    08/13/2014 1:58:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2014 | Austin Bay
    The terror gang now known as the Islamic State planned and executed an astonishingly successful military and media offensive. Hatched in 2010 when the gang still went by al-Qaida in Iraq, the combined military-and-message punch banked on a complete U.S. military withdrawal. The jihadists got it. Iraq needed a U.S. "security nightlight" to protect and mentor its fragile democracy, but America failed to leave a residual force. Iraq's crony-ridden government and a U.S. administration peddling the nostrum that a decade of war was receding share responsibility for this strategic blunder. The terror gang, under the nom de guerre Islamic...
  • Fun with Math for the Race Pimps

    08/13/2014 12:52:12 PM PDT · by aft_lizard · 17 replies
    I am getting tired of this "they killing us" screed from African Americans. While I do not know the facts of what happened in Ferguson and I think the police are coming off as shady the fact of the matter isit isn't quite like what the left wants you to believe. First off although blacks make up 12.6% of the US population. Whites make up 72.4%. Which means there are 5.75 times more Whites in the US. Why is this important? Well black leadership and columnists are claiming they are disproportionately the victims of racial violence. Well the cold hard...
  • An Open Letter To Moderate Muslims

    08/12/2014 5:24:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2014 | Michael Brown
    Al-Qaeda. The Taliban. Boko Haram. The Islamic State. Islamic Jihad. Hamas. Christians being beheaded. Muslims slaughtering Muslims. Schoolgirls being kidnapped. Schoolboys being burned alive. These are the images of Islam that we see on the news day and night, but we are told repeatedly that this does not represent true Islam. Instead, we are told, these atrocities are examples of radical Islam, committed by savages who know nothing of the real faith, people who misuse the Koran for their own malicious purposes and who represent perhaps 15 percent of the world’s 1.2 billion Muslims. That would mean that the...
  • Protest Over Black Missouri Teenager's Shooting By Police Turns To Looting, Vandalism

    08/11/2014 2:24:25 AM PDT · by blam · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8-11-2014 | Fox News
    <p>What began as a peaceful protest of the shooting of an 18-year-old unarmed black man by a police officer in a St. Louis suburb turned into what the town's mayor called a "huge mess" as several businesses were looted and cars were vandalized.</p>
  • Women stoned to death in Syria for adultery

    08/10/2014 9:42:31 AM PDT · by KingofZion · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 9, 2014 | Bassem Mrque
    A cleric read the verdict before the truck came and dumped a large pile of stones near the municipal garden. Jihadi fighters then brought in the woman, clad head to toe in black, and put her in a small hole in the ground. When residents gathered, the fighters told them to carry out the sentence: Stoning to death for the alleged adulteress. None in the crowd stepped forward, said a witness to the event in a northern Syrian city. So the jihadi fighters, mostly foreign extremists, did it themselves, pelting Faddah Ahmad with stones until her body was dragged away....
  • Life as Preparation for Death

    08/08/2014 6:30:46 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 14 replies
    http://www.crisismagazine.com ^ | August 6, 2014 | Regis Martin
    Shortly before taking leave of this world, Sir Winston Churchill, who had lived a very long and illustrious life, was reportedly asked about the state of his soul: “I am perfectly ready,” he said, “to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the ordeal of meeting me is another matter.” Only someone of the stature of Sir Winston could pull off a piece of effrontery that egregious. And, thank God, there’s probably not much of him in most mortal men. I doubt that there was any at all in my brother Michael. He was far too humble to...
  • Riding The Roller Coaster of Ebola Emotions

    08/08/2014 3:42:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2014 | Mark Davis
    The day we learned of the two American aid workers stricken with Ebola in Liberia, I started hearing from talk show listeners with a variety of views. Here in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, there was particular attention to the Fort Worth church community of Dr. Kent Brantly, who has earned appropriate praise for his selflessness in traveling across an ocean to care for people in a cauldron of poverty no American has ever experienced. His colleague, Nancy Writebol, is no less honorable for her devotion to the cause. But as the story broke, a common sentiment began to attach itself...
  • Anticipating Heaven

    08/07/2014 2:29:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Do I as a living, breathing, conscious person have a concrete hope for my future? What do I have to look forward to? At times, when I discover that my own spirit is sagging and a sense of heaviness intrudes on me, I sometimes wonder why the gloomy cloud is perched above my head. Biblical eschatology gives us solid reasons for expecting a personal continuity of life. Eternal life for the individual is not an empty human aspiration built on myth, but an assurance promised us by Christ Himself. His own triumph over the grave is the church’s hope for...
  • Knoxville Evil

    08/05/2014 9:19:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 5, 2014 | Jack Kerwick
    To judge from the ghastly details of “The Wichita Massacre” that I relayed in a recent article, it is difficult not to think that this abomination of a crime supplies us with as blatant an expression of unmitigated evil as any that we’re likely to encounter. Indeed, Reginald Carr and his brother Jonathan are in fact the “soulless monsters” that one of their two surviving victims described them as being, and if they were white and their victims were black—rather than the other way around—there isn’t a person in America who wouldn’t have long known this. Yet as a...
  • Here's Everything We Know About The 'Secret Serum' Used To Treat An American With Ebola

    08/04/2014 1:08:30 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies
    BI ^ | 8-4-2014 | Kevin Loria
    Kevin LoriaAugust. 4, 2014 Both of the Ebola-infected U.S. citizens in Liberia received a rare dose of what news reports called a "secret serum" to treat the virus before being transported to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, according to a CNN report. And while some people do fight off the disease on their own, in the case of the two Americans, that experimental serum may have saved their lives. As Dr. Kent Brantly and missionary Nancy Writebol waited in a Liberian hospital, someone from the National Institutes of Health reached out to Samaritan's Purse, one of the two North Carolina-based...
  • Forget Ebola, Florida Issues "Flesh-Eating Bacteria" Public Health Warning

    07/31/2014 6:59:59 AM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 7-31-2014 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden 07/30/2014 As Ebola spreads mercilessly across the world, it appears Florida has a problem that sounds just as awful. As CBS reports, Florida health officials are warning beachgoers about a seawater bacterium that can invade cuts and scrapes to cause flesh-eating disease. At least 11 Floridians have contracted Vibrio vulnificus so far this year and two have died, according to the most recent state data. Not exactly great news for Florida beach season... Vibrio vulnificus –- a cousin of the bacterium that causes Cholera –- thrives in warm saltwater, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...
  • Watch: Women Survive Being Run Over By Train

    07/30/2014 2:22:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Indiana Public Media ^ | 7/29/14 | Gretchen Frazee
    Two women were caught in the middle of a railway bridge in Monroe County as a train was coming their way earlier this month on July 10. It was an 80-foot drop down into the water.
  • Promises (Between a Mother and her son

    07/28/2014 4:22:12 PM PDT · by girlangler · 3 replies
    Facebook ^ | May 2010 (Mother's Day) | Rodney Elrod
    Today is my youngest brother's birthday. He died a week before his 51st birthday. In his honor, and to show what kind of person he was, I thought I'd share something he wrote for our Mother's Day in 2010 for her, while she was dying of esophageal cancer. "Promises (Between a Mother and a Son)" Dear Mother, When I was conceived, you promised to bring me into this world healthy. And you did. When I was young, you promised to love me and nurture me. And you did. When things got rough, and you were all alone, you promised to...
  • One arrested after baby dies in hot car in S. Wichita

    07/25/2014 1:27:49 PM PDT · by eccentric · 97 replies
    KWCH ^ | July 25, 2014 | Angela Smith
    Wichita police say a 10-month-old baby was left alone in a hot car for two to two and a half hours Thursday afternoon. The girl was found dead at around 6:40 pm in the 1500 block of S. Topeka. Police say the girl's 29-year-old foster father picked her up from a babysitter at around 4:00 in the afternoon. They returned to the home along with a five-year-old child. Police say, somehow, the child was left behind in the car as the 29-year-old and the 5-year-old went inside. The foster father's partner, a 26-year-old man who is also a foster parent,...
  • Dan Borislow, magicJack Inventor, Dies at 52

    07/22/2014 4:42:43 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 22, 2014
    Dan Borislow, the inventor of magicJack and a pioneer in developing phone calls over the Internet, died Monday, officials at the company he founded said. He was 52. A spokeswoman for MagicJack Vocaltec Ltd., said he died of a heart attack. In a statement, MagicJack CEO Gerald Vento praised Borislow as a visionary.
  • CRASS: Dem Rep. Crisanta Duran Caught Chanting “Death to CO GOP”

    07/22/2014 3:10:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    colorado peak politics ^ | 7/221/14 | oloradoPeakPolitics
    First, Howard Dean wanted to ship all Republicans to the Ukraine or Russia. Now, unions and at least one elected official are calling for the GOP’s death. As The Colorado Statesman reports, state Rep. Crisanta Duran marched with a Latino group and the Service Employees International Union as they chanted “Death to the Colorado GOP.” At a rally on Tuesday in downtown Denver led by the Service Employees International Union, or SEIU, Latino leaders and community groups held a mock funeral procession in which they declared, “Death to the Colorado GOP for killing immigration reform.” Joining the demonstration was state...
  • A Contraceptive Implant with Remote Control

    07/09/2014 12:49:36 PM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    Richard Dawkins Foundation ^ | July 8, 2014 | Gwen Kinkead
    The hunt for a perfect contraceptive has gone on for millennia. A new candidate is now on the horizon: a wireless implant that can be turned on and off with a remote control and that is designed to last up to 16 years. If it passes safety and efficacy tests, the device would be more convenient for many women because, unlike existing contraceptive implants, it can be deactivated without a trip to the clinic and an outpatient procedure, and it would last nearly half their reproductive life. Developed by MicroCHIPS of Lexington, Massachusetts, the device will begin pre-clinical testing next...
  • At last, we wake up to Dr Death, Philip Nitschke

    07/07/2014 6:46:48 AM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 7 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | July 7, 2014 | Andrew Bolt
    EUTHANASIA guru Dr Philip Nitschke is furious the ABC has finally pinged him for actually helping the healthy to kill themselves. “Attacked by rabid Christians & journalist jackals!” he tweeted last week. But you don’t need to be rabid or even Christian to consider Nitschke dangerous. For 20 years Nitschke, founder of Exit International, has had largely positive coverage from a media which too often assumed he’s just helping the dying and the suffering. Only now does he seem in trouble, with the Black Dog Institute, the Australian Medical Association and beyondblue publicly denouncing him. This follows the ABC’s revelations...
  • Cops: Killer Wanted Dad to See Girl, 2, Die

    07/04/2014 2:15:49 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 29 replies
    Newser ^ | July 4, 2014 | Rob Quinn
    A Michigan man accused of shooting a 2-year-old girl dead at point-blank range as she sat on a porch with her father has been charged with torture as well as first degree murder. Police say the torture charge is because Raymone Bernard Jackson, 24, wanted to torment Kamiya French's father with his daughter's death, making it the last thing he ever saw, the Detroit Free Press reports. Jackson was in court yesterday and another suspect in the killing in the Detroit suburb of Inkster is being questioned. "The first coward's in custody," a police spokesman says. "Anybody that feels that...
  • Independence Day, 2014

    07/03/2014 12:49:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2014 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    After a brief holiday last week, I returned to some heavy reading courtesy of the federal government. Some of the materials that I read were gratifying, and one was terrifying. In one week, the Supreme Court told the police that if they want to examine the contents of our cellphones, whether at traffic stops or serious crime scenes, they need to get a warrant. The court told small-business owners that they needn't pay for government-mandated insurance policies that provide for abortions for their employees, because the government is without authority to command them to do so. It told the president...