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  • Nancy Pelosi Suggests Founding Fathers Would Have Supported ObamaCare

    04/05/2014 1:30:57 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Is ObamaCare a fundamental right that our Founding Fathers would have envisioned for the country? House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi recently suggested that the founders would have supported ObamaCare. Fox Business Network’s Elizabeth MacDonald said that the Founding Fathers wouldn’t have even given Pelosi the right to vote back then. MacDonald said they wanted the states to govern themselves and wouldn’t have wanted the central government to control health care.
  • Republicans Declare Harry Reid 'Unhinged,' After He Says They May Have Helped Russia Annex Crimea

    03/24/2014 7:42:23 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3-24-14 | Brett Logiuratu
    A spokesman for Republican House Speaker John Boehner called Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid "unhinged" on Monday, after Reid charged Republicans may have had a helping hand in emboldening Russia to annex Crimea. "Since a few Republicans blocked these important sanctions last work period, Russian lawmakers voted to annex Crimea and Russian forces have taken over Ukrainian military bases," Reid said on the Senate floor Monday. "It's impossible to know whether events would have unfolded differently if the United States had responded to Russian aggression with a strong, unified voice." Reid was referring to the stalling of a Ukraine aid...
  • Pelosi Laughably Claims Democrats Are The Jobs Party (She's beyond help)

    03/22/2014 12:16:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 48 replies ^ | March 21, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Election '14: Chief House Democrat Nancy Pelosi says her party can win this November by asking, "Where are the jobs?" That's like Bill Clinton running for re-election asking, "Where are the interns?" Former House Speaker Pelosi supposedly had been celebrating the fourth anniversary of the enactment of ObamaCare last week. She was, after all, standing before a placard touting "The Affordable Care Act Four Years Later," which featured photos of happy-looking, satisfied patients. "We just couldn't be prouder," she said of the health reform that has been separating Americans from their preferred doctors, their health plans and lots more of...
  • An Amazing Village Designed Just For People With Dementia

    02/24/2014 6:08:59 AM PST · by Makana · 23 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | February 24, 2014 | Kelsey Campbell
    Centuries after Shakespeare wrote about King Lear's symptoms, there's still no perfect way to care for sufferers of dementia and Alzheimer's. In the Netherlands, however, a radical idea is being tested: Self-contained "villages" where people with dementia shop, cook, and live together—safely. We, as a population, are aging rapidly. According to the Alzheimer's Association, one in three seniors today dies with dementia. The process of finding—and paying for—long-term care can be very confusing, unfortunately, and difficult for both loved ones and patients. Most caretakers are underpaid, overworked, and must drive far distances to their jobs—giving away some 17 billion unpaid...
  • Omega-3 intake linked to signs of brain aging. [LOW]

    01/23/2014 10:46:48 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 21, 2014 | Shereen Jegtvig
    Older women with higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood had slightly less brain shrinkage than women with low fatty acid levels in a new study. The results may suggest that omega-3s protect the brain from the loss of volume that happens with normal aging and is seen more severely in people with dementia, the researchers say.
  • Study finds long-lasting results from brain exercises

    01/12/2014 11:39:51 PM PST · by Innovative · 11 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Jan 13, 2014 | KayLazar
    A first-of-its kind study set to be released Monday finds that older adults who engaged in brain training drills retained measurable benefits up to 10 years later, suggesting that such interventions may help stave off impairments of aging that rob seniors of their independence. The latest trial found that nearly three-quarters of those who participated in reasoning exercises and information-processing drills still displayed those abilities a decade later.
  • Melissa Harris-Perry Panelist Levels Racism Charge Against Republicans Minutes After Host's Apology

    01/04/2014 10:40:16 AM PST · by absentee · 26 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/4/2014` | Caleb Howe
    On MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry show Saturday, a few minutes after the host's emotional apology for a racially-charged segment on last week's show, panelist Katrina Vanden Heuvel renews the charge that Republicans are racists. [video goes here] The panelists are discussing populist sentiment in America as part of a discussion about the election of Bill de Blasio in NYC. The discussion spans a commercial break, and in the second half, Katrina Vanden Heuvel is addressing the idea that Republican populism has been successful in stirring up emotion and movement based on a message of lower taxes and limited government. Vanden Heuvel...
  • Alzheimer's study: Vitamin E may slow decline in mild, moderate dementia

    12/31/2013 8:36:51 PM PST · by Innovative · 9 replies
    CTV News/AP ^ | Dec 31, 2013 | Marilynn Marchione
    Researchers say vitamin E might slow the progression of mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease -- the first time any treatment has been shown to alter the course of dementia at that stage. In a study of more than 600 older veterans, high doses of the vitamin delayed the decline in daily living skills, such as making meals, getting dressed and holding a conversation, by about six months over a two-year period. Vitamin E did not preserve thinking abilities, though, and it did no good for patients who took it with another Alzheimer's medication. But those taking vitamin E alone required less help...
  • Belgium: Senate Approves Measure Allowing Doctors to Euthanize Children

    12/13/2013 10:19:12 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 14 replies ^ | 12/12/2013 | Steven Ertelt
    The Belgian Senate voted today 50-17 to extend euthanasia to children with disabilities, in a move pro-life advocates worldwide had been fearing would come and expand an already much-abused euthanasia law even further. The vote today in the full Senate comes after a Senate committee voted 13-4 to allow minors to seek euthanasia under certain conditions and the measure also would extend the right to request euthanasia to adults with dementia. There is still a chance to stop the bill in the House of Representatives, though pro-life campaigners fear it will become law. “Currently the Belgian euthanasia law limits euthanasia...
  • As More People Live Longer Why Are Rates of Dementia Falling?

    12/12/2013 8:58:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/12/2013 | THEODORE DALRYMPLE
    There is nothing quite as difficult to predict as the future. In my lifetime I have already lived through an “inevitable” ice age that never materialized and “inevitable” mass starvation (through overpopulation) that also never happened. When I was in Central America I remember reading a book called Inevitable Revolutions by the historian Walter LaFeber, but more than a quarter of a century later the inevitable still had not taken place. By now, according to predictions, most of us should have been dead from AIDS, that is if variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease or Ebola virus had not got us first. The...
  • Exercising regularly can help reduce dementia risk, find Welsh scientists

    12/10/2013 7:23:52 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 18 replies ^ | 12/10/2013 | Julia McWatt
    Regular exercise can play a significant role in reducing the risk of dementia, according to new a major new study by Cardiff University. The research, which followed the health habits of more than 2,200 men aged 45-59 in Caerphilly over a 35-year-period, looked at the impact of five healthy behaviours that are integral to healthy ageing. These included taking regular exercise such as walking two or more miles to work each day, cycling ten or more miles to work each day or "vigorous" exercise as a regular habit, not smoking, a low body weight, a healthy diet and a low...
  • Belgium Considering New Euthanasia Law for Kids

    10/31/2013 8:39:53 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 47 replies
    ABC News ^ | Oct 31, 2013 | Maria Cheng
    <p>Should children have the right to ask for their own deaths?</p> <p>In Belgium, where euthanasia is now legal for people over the age of 18, the government is considering extending it to children — something that no other country has done. The same bill would offer the right to die to adults with early dementia.</p>
  • McCain hires controversial Syria analyst who inflated credentials

    09/29/2013 5:40:14 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 68 replies
    Sen. John McCain has hired a controversial Syria analyst who recently was fired by one D.C. organization and resigned from another after it emerged that she inflated her academic credentials. The Republican senator's office confirmed to Fox News that Elizabeth O'Bagy was hired as a legislative assistant, and will start work next week. "Elizabeth is a talented researcher, and I have been very impressed by her knowledge and analysis in multiple briefings over the last year. I look forward to her joining my office," McCain said in a statement.
  • Memory Protein Fades With Age

    08/29/2013 10:58:26 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    Science Magazine ^ | 2013-08-28 18:00 | Amanda Mascarelli
    It’s an inconvenient truth of aging: In our 30s and up, it gets increasingly harder for most of us to recall names, faces, and details from the past. Scientists have long debated whether this gradual decline is an early form of Alzheimer’s disease—a neurodegenerative condition that leads to severe dementia—or a distinct neurological process. Now, researchers have found a protein that distinguishes typical forgetfulness from Alzheimer’s and could lead to potential treatments for age-related memory loss. Previous studies have shown that Alzheimer’s disease and age-related memory loss involve different neural circuits in the hippocampus, a seahorse-shaped structure in the brain...
  • ‘Digital dementia’ is on the rise (South Korea)

    06/23/2013 11:34:22 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 16 replies
    JoongAng Ilbo ^ | 06/24/2013 | Baek Il-hyun
    Kim Min-woo, 15, started having memory problems recently. He started flunking tests in subjects that required heavy bouts of memorization. And then he couldn’t remember the six-digit keypad code to get into his own home. He had to call the code up on his smartphone to get in the door. Kim’s mother took him to a doctor and the diagnosis was shocking: Kim had symptoms of early onset dementia due to intense exposure to digital technology. Since the age of five, Kim was tethered to either the television or the computer. He is an avid computer game lover. “His brain’s...
  • Jimmy Carter: Christianity Mistreats Women as Much as Islam

    06/30/2013 4:06:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 30, 2013 | Dr. Susan Berry
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Former President Jimmy Carter said on June 28 that both Christian and Islamic religious leaders share the blame for mistreating women across the world. During an international conference on women and religion, Carter’s examples of religious authorities continuing doctrines of male superiority included the Catholic Church’s practice of banning women from the priesthood and some African cultures’ mutilation of the genitalia of young girls. Describing these doctrines as theologically indefensible, Carter said they contribute to an environment in which political leaders passively accept violence against women, sex-trafficking, and inequality in the workplace. “There is a great aversion among men leaders...
  • Carter: World Religions Perpetuate Women's Plight [Compares Catholicism To Islam's Genital Mayhem]

    06/28/2013 12:08:44 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 52 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 28, 2013 | BILL BARROW
    Carter: World Religions Perpetuate Women's Plight BILL BARROW ATLANTA — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says religious leaders, including those in Christianity and Islam, share the blame for mistreatment of women across the world. The human rights activist said Friday religious authorities perpetuate misguided doctrines of male superiority, from the Catholic Church forbidding women from becoming priests to some African cultures mutilating the genitals of young girls. Carter said the doctrines, which he described as theologically indefensible, contribute to a political, social and economic structure where political leaders passively accept violence against women, a worldwide sex slave trade and inequality...
  • Kirk Douglas: America is a 'Cowboy Country with too Many Guns'

    06/06/2013 6:56:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 156 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | June 5, 2013 | Staff
    Kirk Douglas looks around America these days and he sees too many guns. The 96-year-old actor, best known for performances in classic films like Spartacus, Paths of Glory and Lust for Life, took to the cyber pages of The Huffington Post to call for more gun control--and far less guns. I often played the good cowboy on screen, riding in to save the day. Now, everybody thinks he is a cowboy too. That frightens me. We have become a cowboy country with too many guns.... I cannot understand the people who are against some form of gun control. They should...
  • Man, 83, becomes first Briton to choose Dignitas assisted suicide because he had dementia

    05/31/2013 2:56:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:06 EST, 30 May 2013 | John Stevens
    A retired professional man has become the first British dementia patient to end his life at the Dignitas clinic. The wealthy 83-year-old chose to travel to the controversial clinic in Switzerland because he did not want to face the agony of the progressive disease. He is believed to be the first person to use the clinic’s services solely because of dementia. The unnamed man from England went to the clinic after obtaining a report from a psychiatrist stating he was mentally competent to choose to kill himself. …
  • Ron Paul Agrees With Obama: The Debate Over Benghazi Is A ‘Sideshow’

    05/17/2013 1:49:03 PM PDT · by mnehring · 49 replies
    Could President Obama have read this op-ed by Ron Paul before his joint press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron this morning? The president’s assessment of the Benghazi scandal was remarkably similar to that of the former congressman. Both men called the controversy a “sideshow.” While Obama primarily went after Republicans for trying to politicize his administration’s response to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya last September, Paul chose a more equal opportunity approach in his article, published this morning on the website of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity. “Congressional hearings, White House...
  • Two ayurvedic drugs hold out hope for Alzheimer’s patients

    04/01/2013 11:21:25 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 43 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Tuesday, April 2, 2013 | Pritha Chatterjee
    New Delhi - It's a disease long associated with the elderly but is now diagnosed in younger people as well and with no permanent cure available till date. However, in what could give hope to thousands suffering from Alzheimer's Disease (AD), the pharmacology department in AIIMS has identified Ayurvedic drugs which could have a role in preventing the onset of AD and also restricting its spread in affected patients. AD is a degenerative neurological disorder leading to progressive loss of cognitive abilities, including the patient's memory due to a drop in chemicals — known as neurotransmitters — which transmits messages...
  • Vanity: For My Dad, who has Alzheimer's

    11/11/2012 12:09:12 AM PST · by Yaelle · 107 replies
    Sad heart | 11/10/12 | Self
    I wrote this tonight and just need to share it. Maybe some of you have family members with this insidious disease too. Hello; it's good to see you. I don't remember why it's good to see you, but it is. I know I like you, and my eyes crinkle in evident delight that you are here. Immediately I want to rattle off something witty and topical,  But I don't remember the words right. So I look for something I can see, and relate it to you. It's good to see you. My smile is not like my smile of before....
  • Biden And The Gushing Women... [Senior Women Fall Head Over Heels For Biden!]

    10/25/2012 10:12:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | October 23, 2012 | DONOVAN SLACK
    Biden And The Gushing Women... By DONOVAN SLACK | 10/23/12 SPRINGFIELD, Ohio -- Given the reception Vice President Joe Biden received at a field office here Tuesday, it's a wonder that he and the president are not faring better in the polls with seniors. It's clear that Biden, at least, appears to be faring well with senior ladies. Biden walked in for the surprise visit carrying a stack of large pizzas for the 80 or so volunteers – mostly women over 50 – who were gathered there, phone banking. The shrieks began within seconds: “Oh Jesus!” “Joe Biden’s here?” “Oh...
  • Pardon the interruption? Examining Biden's debate demeanor

    10/14/2012 9:45:34 AM PDT · by NOCO229 · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | NOCO229
  • Carter: 'Financial corruption' harms US elections

    09/12/2012 5:37:53 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 23 replies
    ap ^ | 9-12-12 | billy barrow
    ATLANTA—Former President Jimmy Carter issued a blistering indictment of the U.S. electoral process Tuesday, saying it is shot through with "financial corruption" that threatens American democracy. Speaking at the international human rights center that bears his name, Carter said "we have one of the worst election processes in the world right in the United States of America, and it's almost entirely because of the excessive influx of money." The 39th president lamented a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that allows unlimited contributions to third-party groups that don't have to disclose their donors. The dynamic is fed, Carter said, by an...
  • Liberal leadership allowed ‘legally incompetent’ senator to vote months after dementia diagnosis

    08/29/2012 11:11:49 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 9 replies
    National Post ^ | August 27, 2012 | Glen MacGregor and Jordan Press
    OTTAWA — The Liberal leadership in the Senate allowed a veteran senator to vote on legislation and spend public dollars for four months after she was diagnosed with dementia and declared legally incompetent. Sen. Joyce Fairbairn regularly attended Senate sittings and voted along party lines before the Upper Chamber rose for the summer at the end of June. Fairbairn was diagnosed with dementia of the Alzheimer’s type by her geriatric psychiatrist in February, according to a letter sent to Senate officials by her niece, Patricia McCullagh. It is unclear when the Liberals knew about the diagnosis, but by April, the...
  • Pelosi 'Swears' Spirit of Susan B. Anthony Spoke to Her in White House

    08/08/2012 8:48:29 PM PDT · by Justaham · 74 replies ^ | 8/8/12 | Eric Scheiner
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) told a recent gathering of the Women’s Political Committee that the spirits of suffragists Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Alice Paul spoke to her at the White House. Pelosi said she heard them say: “At last we have a seat at the table”. A video recently posted on Youtube shows Pelosi speaking in May describing her first meeting with President Bush in the White House after becoming part of the Democratic House leadership.
  • How Come People Rarely Die of Dementia in Poor Countries?

    07/31/2012 10:28:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 07/31/2012 | THEODORE DALRYMPLE
    When I was a young doctor working in poor countries, I made a casual observation that old people in them did not seem to suffer very often from dementia. It occurred to me that properly conducted surveys, of the kind that I was not suited to performing, might be valuable, because a difference in the incidence and prevalence of dementia in various countries might offer a clue to the cause of the disease. As populations throughout the world age, this is a matter of increasing importance.But was my initial casual observation true? And, if true, might the explanation not be...
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez Suffering From Dementia

    07/07/2012 8:33:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | | Harriet Alexander
    The brother of Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez has revealed that the 85-year-old Nobel Laureat is suffering from dementia.Jaime García Márquez, a civil engineer, told a group of students at a lecture in the Colombian city of Cartagena that his elder brother often telephones him to ask basic questions. “He has problems with his memory. Sometimes I cry because I feel like I’m losing him,” he said. The author, who has lived in Mexico City since 1961, is one of the most influential and highly-acclaimed living writers. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982, and Carlos Fuentes, the...
  • NHS wait means thousands miss dementia care (Britain’s Healthcare)

    07/03/2012 6:38:09 AM PDT · by opentalk · 5 replies
    Daily Express UK ^ | July 3, 2012 | Jo Willey
    Thousands of dementia sufferers are being abandoned by the NHS, with shocking variations in the time it takes to get a diagnosis and support. Waiting periods for vital memory services average at least three months--but they can vary from a few weeks to more than a year, reveals a damning report by a group of MPs. And some patients are not informed for at least five years that they have the disease, meaning treatments that are available are not as effective. Early diagnosis is key to staving off the ravages of the killer brain disease--yet almost 60 percent with dementia...
  • Rove: Pelosi 'sounds like Mad Red Queen' with arrest threat

    06/21/2012 8:23:02 AM PDT · by Raebie · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/21/2012 | Justin Sink
    Karl Rove said Rep. Nancy Pelosi was "dead wrong" when she suggested Wednesday that she could have had him arrested. "The only way I could have been arrested is if the House adopted the resolution, which it did not," the Republican operative and former adviser to President George W. Bush told Fox News on Wednesday night. "So, it's nice to know that Speaker Pelosi wanted to have me arrested. It's nice to know that she thinks she had the power to, but we're still a nation of laws and she has no authority to do so and had she attempted...
  • Betty White reveals her presidential preference

    05/12/2012 9:49:28 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 91 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/12/12
    Betty White says she usually keeps her political views private but in this presidential election strongly favors one candidate. As she prepares to visit the Smithsonian Institution and National Zoo next week, White told The Associated Press she "very, very much favors" President Barack Obama in the election. The 90-year-old actress said Friday she is very bi-partisan and has stayed away from politics all of her life. She usually never says who she is for or against because she doesn't want to turn off any of her adoring fans. Read more:
  • Officer turns off audio and video equipment then beats 66-year-old man suffering from dementia

    01/16/2012 8:46:02 PM PST · by JerseyHighlander · 22 replies Melbourne Florida ^ | 6:34 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, 2012
    Direct link to video: Excerpt: A Melbourne, Florida cop turned off his audio and video equipment before beating a 66-year-old man suffering from dementia "for no apparent reason," WFTV reports. The officer turned off his video and audio equipment before the beating. The department was able to extract the video from the hard drive, but not the audio. The only disciplinary record the officer received for the incident was a written reprimand for turning off the recording equipment. Flowers was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer. "It's ridiculous. Clearly from this video there was no assault on...
  • Ambassador John Bolton Endorses Romney on Greta.

    01/11/2012 7:51:12 PM PST · by true believer forever · 65 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 11, 2012 | Greta Van Susteren
    John Bolton announced a few minutes ago that he has endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 election campaign. He believes Romney is the strongest conservative, who is electable. Bolton has informed himself of romney's writings and beliefs, and considers him the best conservative in the race. Greta's show repeats on Fox a 1 a.m.
  • Hilarious! McCain mistakenly refers to Romney as Obama

    01/06/2012 8:23:20 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 51 replies
    You Tube ^ | January 5, 2012
    Oh man, this is classic. McCain totally referred to Romney as “President Obama” and went on for a few seconds before Gov. Haley corrected him. Hilarious!
  • Pat Robertson: Mitt Romney an 'Outstanding Christian'

    10/02/2011 7:39:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/02/2011 | Anugrah Kumar
    In an interview published Saturday to mark 50 years of Christian Broadcasting Network, Chairman Pat Robertson said he liked Mitt Romney’s politics and saw the Mormon presidential candidate as an “outstanding Christian.” Although many evangelicals are skeptical of the Mormon faith’s claim to Christianity, Robertson called former Massachusetts Governor Romney an “outstanding Christian” in an interview with The Associated Press. But when asked if he was alright with a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the White House, the 81-year-old head of the television network refused to answer. In a Pew Research Center poll in...
  • Tight Control No Help for Cognitive Loss in Diabetes

    09/29/2011 7:09:17 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 6 replies ^ | 09/28/11 | Crystal Phend
    Tight glucose control won't mitigate the cognitive effects of type 2 diabetes, an ACCORD subanalysis found. Intensive treatment aiming for hemoglobin A1c under 6% did reduce brain atrophy over 40 months compared with standard management (P=0.0007), Lenore J. Launer, PhD, of the National Institute on Aging in Bethesda, Md., and colleagues found. But cognitive scores over 40 months showed no advantage over treatment to the conventional 7% to 7.9% goal (P=0.2997), they reported online in Lancet Neurology. These results from the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) Memory in Diabetes (MIND) substudy matched the overall lack of benefit...
  • Robertson: Divorce Your Wife With Alzheimer's

    09/15/2011 11:20:05 AM PDT · by Sopater · 131 replies
    The Church Report ^ | Thursday, September 15, 2011
    Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson told his "700 Club" viewers that divorcing a spouse with Alzheimer's is justifiable because the disease is "a kind of death." During the portion of the show where the one-time Republican presidential candidate takes questions from viewers, Robertson was asked what advice a man should give to a friend who began seeing another woman after his wife started suffering from the incurable neurological disorder. "I know it sounds cruel, but if he's going to do something, he should divorce her and start all over again, but make sure she has custodial care and somebody looking after...
  • Philadelphia's Anapol Schwartz takes on NFL

    08/24/2011 3:57:46 PM PDT · by Miami Vice · 6 replies
    Legal News Line ^ | 8-24-11 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    PHILADELPHIA - It seems the Eagles aren't the only team in town ready for some NFL action. The lawyers of Anapol, Schwartz, Weiss, Cohan, Feldman and Smalley have taken on the National Football League in federal court. Seven former professional football players -- among them former Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jim McMahon and Philadelphia Eagles lineman Gerry Feehery -- retained the Philadelphia law firm, alleging the NFL failed ...
  • Major ALS breakthrough (and Alzheimer's?)

    08/21/2011 1:27:07 PM PDT · by decimon · 16 replies
    Northwestern University ^ | August 21, 2011 | Unknown
    Researchers discover common cause of all forms of ALSCHICAGO --- The underlying disease process of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS and Lou Gehrig's disease), a fatal neurodegenerative disease that paralyzes its victims, has long eluded scientists and prevented development of effective therapies. Scientists weren't even sure all its forms actually converged into a common disease process. But a new Northwestern Medicine study for the first time has identified a common cause of all forms of ALS. The basis of the disorder is a broken down protein recycling system in the neurons of the spinal cord and the brain. Optimal functioning of...
  • Lessons about Alzheimer's disease

    08/09/2011 1:06:58 PM PDT · by neverdem · 47 replies
    Nature News ^ | 5 August 2011 | Gwyneth Dickey Zakaib
    Psychologist Margaret Gatz explains what 25 years of research have taught her about reducing the risk of dementia. Margaret Gatz, a psychologist at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, is investigating the causes of Alzheimer's disease. To that end, she has studied the health of more than 14,000 Swedish twins for more than 25 years. On 5 August, she will tell the annual convention of the American Psychological Association in Washington DC what the study has taught her about how to reduce risk for the disease. Nature got a preview. What first motivated you to study Alzheimer's disease? Before...
  • McCain hosts town hall to talk economy, hobbits (McCain: "I am not sorry for" attacking Tea Party)

    08/09/2011 5:29:02 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 30 replies
    GILBERT - Arizona Sen. John McCain held a town hall in Gilbert this morning and the economy took center stage. The town hall was focused on the nations' economic troubles and McCain said the on-going financial problems would be much greater had Congress not passed a bill to keep the country from defaulting on its debt. McCain said he is very concerned with the recent S&P downgrade of the United States' credit rating and views it as a wake-up call to the nation. "It will cost more to borrow money and it is a very serious situation," McCain said. McCain...
  • McCain: Obama Just Wants to Spend More Money (McCain: "I’m not a Tea Partier")

    08/03/2011 9:03:33 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 61 replies
    Fox ^ | 2011-08-03
    (snip) MCCAIN: ... just wants to spend money. Hello? He just wants to spend more money. You and I are -- remember when Ronald Reagan said the worst deal he ever made was when he sat down with the Democrats and said they would cut spending $3 and raise taxes for every $1. Guess what? They raised taxes and they didn’t cut spending. That’s why the Tea Partiers and others would – I’m not a Tea Partier -- but the fact is, we need a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. We couldn’t get it through the Senate as the...
  • Has there ever been a more smug bastard than John McCain?

    07/27/2011 6:27:17 PM PDT · by dangus · 110 replies
    After savagely tearing into conservatives on the floor of the Senate, McCain is on Hannity right now, claiming that he was attacking Obama, not conservatives. Then, he claims that no-one has a better conservative fiscal record than he, because he "fought the Bush -uh spending." He did? No, he fought the Bush TAX CUTS.
  • Legally killed: 21 dementia victims given lethal injections by Dutch doctors in 2010

    06/30/2011 8:59:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 125 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | June 29, 2011 | Mail Foreign Service
    Dementia sufferers are being killed by doctors in Holland under the country’s euthanasia laws, official figures are to reveal. A total of 21 patients with early-stage dementia, including Alzheimer’s, died by lethal injection last year, according to a forthcoming annual report. This is the first time dementia sufferers have been included in the country’s euthanasia statistics. None of the cases is thought to have involved any illegal act on the part of health professionals, and each time the patient was considered capable of giving their consent. But the figures have caused alarm among critics who say the pool of patients...
  • Euthanasia on the rise in Holland: now being applied to patients with dementia

    06/27/2011 4:19:29 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 31 replies · 1+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/27/11 | Jeanne Smits
    June 27, 2011 ( - Euthanasia is on the rise in the Netherlands, and it is taking an even uglier turn than many would have expected. Cases of euthanasia have risen from 2,500 in 2009 to 2,700 in 2010; but even more shocking, last year 21 persons suffering from the early stages of dementia, but who were otherwise in good health, were euthanized. All of these 21 “mercy killings” were subsequently approved by the official euthanasia follow-up commission. This 2010 annual report on euthanasia has yet to be published, but key figures were released by the official news channel, NOS,...
  • Graham: Without victory in Libya, NATO's finished (RINOs claim oil prices to increase without wars)

    06/23/2011 7:11:52 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 23 replies
    The Hill, Washington DC ^ | 2011-06-23 | Josiah Ryan
    Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on Thursday the survival of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's regime could spell the end of NATO. “Logically you can exact that if he [Gadhafi] outlasts NATO, the Arab spring is over,” said Graham. "…He will take it out on his people, I think it will affect the price of oil and would be the end of NATO because NATO taking on Gadhafi and losing -- its going to be very hard for that organization to go off to another war and be taken seriously.” Speaking on the Senate floor, Graham and...
  • No New Texans! Jim DeMint for President

    06/23/2011 10:18:37 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 79 replies
    Renew America ^ | June 22, 2011 | Daniel Cassidy
    Sunlit Uplands readers know that we bow to no one in our utter contempt for the Marxist who is deliberately dividing and undermining this country from the Oval Office in the White House. Yet we are also the first to acknowledge that no one bears more responsibility for the election of Barack Hussein Obama than George W. Bush. We were, therefore, sorry to read this morning that his close friend and political protege, Texas Governor Rick Perry, has added South Carolina to his summer travel plans — his first trip to an early presidential primary nominating state. South Carolinians have...
  • Carter: 'Probably superior' to other ex-presidents

    05/22/2011 10:51:23 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 74 replies
    Carter: 'Probably superior' to other ex-presidents *** UPDATE 3:59 pm ET *** Former President Carter issued a written statement after his comments aired: "What I meant was, for 27 years the Carter Center has provided me with superior opportunities to do good." In an interview with NBC's Brian Williams, former President Jimmy Carter, who has been a target of the right through the years, lauded his own post-presidency, telling Williams, "I feel that my role as a former president is probably superior to that of other presidents." Carter, who is out with a new book defending his legacy, backed up...
  • McCain says torture did not lead to bin Laden

    05/12/2011 11:00:45 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 59 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 12, 2011 | DONNA CASSATA
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques were not a factor in tracking down Osama bin Laden, a leading Republican senator insisted Thursday. Sen. John McCain, who spent 5 1/2 years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam, also rejected the argument that any form of torture is critical to U.S. success in the fight against terrorism.