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  • The Vast Majority Of Americans In Their 20s Are Unfit For Military Service

    10/17/2017 11:11:45 AM PDT · by PROCON · 45 replies
    taskandpurpose.com ^ | Oct. 13, 2017 | JAMES CLARK
    Army Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., the Army's chief of staff, administers the oath of enlistment to 26 recruits in New York City, April 1, 2009.The military is facing a growing recruiting crisis: 71% of Americans between 17 and 24 can’t meet the minimum criteria for service, which places the burden of service on an ever-small and shrinking pool of troops with a family history of joining the military. At an Oct. 12 Heritage Foundation panel in Washington, D.C., Rep. Don Bacon, a Nebraska Republican and former Air Force one-star general told attendees “the single most important ingredient to readiness...
  • NAFTA 2.0 Must Strengthen Intellectual Property Rights

    10/17/2017 5:14:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2017 | Stephen Moore
    It now appears that Donald Trump's intention regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement is to mend it, not end it. That's good news, because the trade deal has been a stunning economic success for Canada, Mexico and the United States. Freer trade has meant steady increases in the volume of trade, greater competitiveness and lower prices. But as Trump's negotiators craft a NAFTA 2.0 deal, some things need to be fixed to assure America's continued commanding heights in technology and innovation. Intellectual property rights -- patents, copyrights and so on -- need to be better safeguarded. There have...
  • Pharmacist hints some Congress members have Alzheimer’s

    10/11/2017 2:22:24 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 82 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 11, 2017 | Ruth Brown
    A pharmacist who fills all the scripts for Congress members says he’s given Alzheimer’s drugs to lawmakers — who may be running the country minus their marbles. “At first it’s cool, and then you realize, I’m filling some drugs that are for some pretty serious health problems as well. And these are the people that are running the country,” Mike Kim told STAT News, reportedly citing diabetes and Alzheimer’s treatments. “It makes you kind of sit back and say, ‘Wow, they’re making the highest laws of the land and they might not even remember what happened yesterday.’” Kim owns Grubb’s...
  • SW Ohio boy, 13, dies of suspected heroin overdose; dad jailed

    10/14/2017 10:58:00 PM PDT · by Djl3668 · 30 replies
    AP ^ | 0410 | Associated Press
    heroin, Heroin At Home - SW Ohio boy, 13, dies of suspected heroin overdose; dad jailed - WBNS-10TV Columbus, Ohio | Columbus News, Weather & Sports - heroin, Heroin At Home SW Ohio boy, 13, dies of suspected heroin overdose; dad jailed SW Ohio boy, 13, dies of suspected heroin overdose; dad jailed NEWS ASSOCIATED PRESS PUBLISHED: 04/04/17 08:46 AM EDTUPDATED: 04/21/17 05:27 PM EDT DAYTON, Ohio — Authorities say a 13-year-old Ohio boy died of a suspected heroin overdose, and his father has been jailed in a previous drug-related case. Nathan Wylie's father and another man brought the unresponsive...
  • Dementia treatment: First new Alzheimer’s drug for years on horizon - and it may be CURE

    10/14/2017 12:42:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    UK Daily Express ^ | 10/13/2017 | By LAUREN CLARK
    DEMENTIA - including Alzheimer’s disease - still has no effective treatment. However, the first new drugs for 14 years are likely to be approved next year - and they might just be the cure. Dementia is a decline in mental ability, and Alzheimer’s disease is its most common type. There are currently 44 million people around the world who suffer from the debilitating condition, which can cause memory loss and problems thinking. Despite the fact it costs the UK £26 billion a year, scientists have remained unable to successfully treat Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. Last month a clinical...
  • Nearly 4 in 10 U.S. Adults Now Obese (Update)

    10/13/2017 8:36:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    Medical Xpress ^ | October 13, 2017 | Dennis Thompson
    Almost forty percent adults in the United States are now obese, continuing an ever-expanding epidemic of obesity that's expected to lead to sicker Americans and higher health care costs. Almost four out of 10 adults and 18.5 percent of kids aged 2 to 19 now meet the clinical definition of obesity, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That's up from 30.5 percent of adults and 13.9 percent of children in 1999-2000, the CDC report noted. Public health experts are concerned that the continuing rise in obesity will lead to greater numbers of...
  • An old-school pharmacy hand-delivers drugs to Congress, a little-known perk for the powerful

    10/11/2017 12:50:28 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    www.statnews.com ^ | October 11, 2017 | By Erin Mershon
    WASHINGTON — If House Speaker Paul Ryan comes down with the flu this winter, he and his security detail won’t be screeching off toward the closest CVS for his Tamiflu. Instead, he can just walk downstairs and pick up the pills, part of a little-known perk open to every member of Congress, from Ryan and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell down to the newest freshman Democrat. Nearly every day for at least two decades pharmaceutical drugs have been brought by the carload to the Capitol — an arrangement so under the radar that even pharmacy lobbyists who regularly pitch Congress on...
  • Common Threads in Mass Murders

    10/06/2017 6:44:39 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/05/17 | Dr. Robert Owens
    Why is this common thread being hidden by the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media? As I contemplate the horror in Las Vegas I wonder; is it only tragedy that unites us. Or is it a tragedy that we are divided? I also wonder why an important common thread always seems to be missing from every story examining the reasons for these evil acts? What is that common thread? Is it a political affiliation? Is it a nationality? Is it a certain type of weapon? No. None of these is the common thread.
  • Drug traffickers machine-gun McDonald's branch after fast food restaurant refused [tr]

    09/30/2017 5:24:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 29, 2017 | Gerard Couzens
    A gang of drug traffickers machine-gunned a McDonald's after their demand for 40 free burgers with fries and soft drinks was turned down. Terrified customers - including some with young children - were seen hiding under tables and crouching down behind the counter at the fast food store in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro as they came under attack. One of the bandits was filmed telling a McDonald's manager what he wanted - before a suspected accomplice repeated his request for free food when his partner-in-crime was turned away.
  • “Run granny, they caught me.”

    09/29/2017 1:04:45 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 18 replies
    https://apnews.com ^ | September 29, 2017 | Taboola
    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a West Virginia grandmother has joined her grandson in jail after being accused of smuggling drugs to him behind bars. The Mountain State Fugitive Task Force said 64-year-old Carolyn Lou Gay was arrested Wednesday on 15 charges related to drug possession and delivery.
  • Do NFL Players Have Right of Free Speech? No! (Vanity)

    09/24/2017 6:02:13 PM PDT · by KevinB · 60 replies
    Self | 09/24/17 | Self
    I've seen so many threads in which it is incorrectly said that the players have a right of free speech that I thought someone should explain what the right of free speech actually is. (I am an attorney.) Here is the text of the First Amendment to the US Constitution: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." (Emphasis added.) As the text...
  • America’s Crisis with Opioids: Confronting the Crisis

    09/24/2017 5:27:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 24, 2017 | Bruce Bialosky
    This is the third of a three-part series on the most serious crisis America confronts. Part one and part two defined the problem. Today we address how to handle the problem and face it head on. Gary Mendell of Shatterproof focuses totally on solving this epidemic. He realizes he cannot have a 100% success rate, but he believes we can reduce this crisis facing our country by half in a few short years with very little additional funding as he outlined to the Presidential Commission headed by Governor Christie.One means is obviously to cut down the quantity of opioids that...
  • Mexican Cartel Executes 8-Month-Old Baby, Others in Cancun

    09/20/2017 5:13:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 19, 2017 | Robert Arce
    Gunmen murdered two police commanders and an 8-month-old child in the Mexican resort city of Cancun at a shopping mall frequented by American tourists. The officers were husband and wife and recipients of death threats for their cartel crackdowns.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Case dismissed! Max Kennedy (RFK son) gets away with a $150 fine after ...

    09/19/2017 2:59:18 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 46 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | September 19, 2017 | Michaela Freda
    Complete Headline: EXCLUSIVE: Case dismissed! Max Kennedy gets away with a $150 fine after 'glassy-eyed' son of RFK was arrested at his out-of-control party at the family's Hyannis Port compound where he barked at police 'You don't know who you're messing with' Matthew 'Max' Kennedy, 52, paid a $150 fine in Barnstable, Massachusetts, on Tuesday The 52-year-old son of late senator Robert F Kennedy had his disorderly conduct charge dismissed with no admission of guilt He had been arrested with his daughter, 23, after a house party on August 20 The father-of-three screamed, threw himself at the wall, and smashed...
  • Man questioned about 2 deadly Baton Rouge shootings is freed from jail

    09/18/2017 4:22:56 PM PDT · by BBell · 7 replies
    A 23-year-old white man whom police call a "person of interest" in the fatal shootings of two black men in Baton Rouge has been released from jail after his arrest on drug charges. Baton Rouge Police Sgt. Don Coppola, a department spokesman, said Monday that Kenneth Gleason "has not been cleared" and remains a "person of interest" in the investigation of the killings.
  • Eric Bolling Jr. Was On Cocaine, Harmful Drugs Night Before Death: Friend

    09/17/2017 1:59:16 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 56 replies
    IBT ^ | 9/16/2017 | Suman Varandani
    The son of former Fox News host Eric Bolling, who was found dead in his bed at his apartment in Boulder, Colorado, on Sept. 8, was on cocaine and other drugs during a party the night before his death, his friend has told the Daily Mail. Referring to the reports that suggested that the 19-year-old may have killed himself, his close friend Wayne Carter, 21, said the teenager would have never done that. Carter talked to the Daily Mail about Eric Jr.'s illicit substance consumption at the party, adding he was also sending his videos to friends via messaging app...
  • Why judge acquitted St. Louis cop of first-degree murder

    09/16/2017 3:12:14 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 32 replies
    http://nypost.com ^ | 09/16/20107 | AP
    WICHITA, Kan. — A judge’s decision to acquit an officer of murder in the death of a black suspect came down to two major questions: Did the officer plant a gun, and did his outburst about killing the man seconds before the shooting signal premeditation? St. Louis Circuit Judge Timothy Wilson determined Friday that prosecutors failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Jason Stockley’s use of deadly force was not justifiable self-defense. Anthony Lamar Smith was killed in the 2011 encounter. “Ultimately when people argue about this case, they are going to be arguing whether the judge drew the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Capozzi Cover-up: A Massive Vatican Scandal

    09/14/2017 7:54:11 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | September 12, 2017 | Elizabeth Yore
    The Remnant Newspaper - The Capozzi Cover-up: A Massive Vatican Scandal Elizabeth Yore Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio, President of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts (charged with the interpretation of Canon Law) and his Secretary, Msgr. Luigi Capozzi“Oh I make no excuses. All my life it's been my ambition to surround myself with rare and beautiful things. Suddenly faced with this golden opportunity...”  ~The Lavender Hill MobHow stupid does the Vatican think we are? The contempt for which they hold the laity knows no bounds. The people of God are treated like ignorant sheep who are on a need to know...
  • Woman found with loaded handgun in body cavity during strip search

    09/12/2017 4:50:06 PM PDT · by PROCON · 81 replies
    americanmilitarynews.com ^ | Sept. 12, 2017 | Peter Reid
    A Missouri woman was found with a loaded handgun in her vagina after being arrested for possession of drugs, a local newspaper reported.Amika Witt, 20, was stopped by police at 5 a.m. Thursday for driving 90 miles per hour. During a search, police found ecstasy on her her, as well as heroin in her bra, according to a statement read in court by McLean County Assistant State’s Attorney Layne Roberts. Witt was taken to McLean County Jail where she was strip searched by a female officer, who then found a 13-ounce Kimber .380 handgun in Witt’s body cavity. The handgun...
  • America’s Crisis with Opioids

    09/10/2017 2:34:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 107 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 10, 2017 | Bruce Bialosky
    The next three weeks we will look at possibly the largest and most dangerous crisis facing America. Please join us in taking an in depth look at the challenge for America. If you were around in the 1980s, you’ll likely recall HIV/AIDS bursting on the scene with a vengeance. AIDS spread through the consciousness of America even faster than the disease. Who was exposed? Where did it come from? Today another epidemic has exploded into the minds of America that has everyone just as befuddled – opioids. People are dying in mass numbers and no one has totally wrapped their...