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  • It’s Time to Ban Travel to Liberia – Updated

    10/01/2014 5:12:00 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 9 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 10/1/14 | Steve Berman
    It’s here. This time Ebola didn’t arrive in a specially-designed, hermetically-sealed aircraft, transferred to a space-age ambulance, tended by white space-suited attendants, and delivered to the most secure isolation wing at an Atlanta hospital.  This time it didn’t arrive with the press watching every move, and pundits questioning the wisdom of bringing Dr. Brantly back home. What could rightly be described as Patient Zero on U.S. soil arrived in Dallas, and is being held in isolation at Texas Presbyterian Hospital. CNBC confirms that the CDC has found the patient to test positive for the Ebola virus. This is the first...
  • Welcome To America: Treating Ebola Like An Illegal Immigrant!

    09/30/2014 8:03:03 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 32 replies
    Self | 1/30/14 | Self
    President Obama has finally achieved what he has so long desired: a domestic case of diagnosed Ebola. It is common knowledge that Mr. Hussein despises America’s heritage and blames foreign imperialism for centuries of African poverty, exploitation and disease. How better to exact retribution, his spiteful and divisive agenda, than by dismantling our economy, empowering radical Islamic regimes with billions in aid, and now by bringing America to the precipice of an Ebola epidemic? It is absolutely criminal, a clear dereliction of duty, to allow illegal immigrants – including possible terrorist agents – to cross our border with impunity and...
  • Repost: Ebola: Does It Matter?

    09/30/2014 6:02:53 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 40 replies
    FR ^ | 9/16/14 | Joe Alton, M.D., aka Dr. Bones
    Despite the best efforts of the World Health Organization and Doctors Without Borders, Ebola is expected to rage on in West Africa for another 12-18 months, with 20,000 cases predicted. Without coordination of relief efforts, the ability to contain the disease is limited and has been labeled a “failure” to date. Countries are sending supplies and equipment in piecemeal fashion. The U.S., for example, is setting up a 25 bed hospital for its part. Unfortunately, it’s far too little to make a dent in the epidemic. It’s difficult for a person in a developed country to believe that medical systems,...
  • Democrats Eyeing Marijuana as an Opiate for the Masses

    09/29/2014 8:54:51 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 24 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | September 28, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    As marijuana restrictions are eased throughout the nation, lawmakers from both parties are looking to the drug as a potential cash cow to shore up budget deficits and fill local and state coffers. For Democrats, however, a far more insidious pattern is developing, as recent moves by left-wing indicate they see in marijuana as a powerful tool to further control their largely poor and minority constituency with this 21st century "opiate for the masses." The city of Berkeley, CA recently moved to institute policy requiring "medicinal" marijuana outlets to allot certain amounts of their product to be distributed free to...
  • CCHR Says Congress Should Look at Conflicts of Interest Influencing VA’s Failure to Investigate

    09/28/2014 10:13:09 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 2 replies
    CCHR International [mental health watchdog] ^ | Sept. 11, 2014 | Kelly Patricia O’Meara
    [Full Title: CCHR Says Congress Should Look at Conflicts of Interest Influencing VA’s Failure to Investigate Psychotropic Drug Deaths] While Congress currently is focusing on the VA’s alleged poor quality of care due to long wait times for medical access, still little, to no, attention is being given to the hundreds of veteran cardiac arrests and suicides that occurred after being prescribed cocktails of dangerous psychotropic drugs, especially antipsychotics. Why? The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), the nation’s leading mental health watchdog, presented written testimony this year to Congressional hearings into military and veteran deaths and believes that conflicts...
  • The evidence of polygamy is in our genes

    09/26/2014 8:14:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Washington Post's Speaking of Science ^ | September 25, 2014 | Rachel Feltman
    In the genetic history of our species, the mamas outnumber the papas. A new study in Investigative Genetics reports that females have made a bigger contribution than men. By studying the DNA of 623 males from 51 populations, the researchers found more genetic diversity in the DNA inherited from mothers than they did in the DNA inherited from fathers. At first glance, these results could be taken to mean that there used to be more women than men. But if you know anything about history, it makes more sense to blame reproductive habits: In many cultures, more women reproduced than...
  • For Emma (Childhood Cancer Awareness)

    09/26/2014 2:00:53 PM PDT · by OddLane · 8 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | September 26, 2014 | Gerard Perry
    For those of you who might not know, this is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. September’s color is gold, which is symbolically apt in a number of ways. Most importantly, because it represents something of great and lasting value. Emma Grace Mitchell was just such a treasure, even though she preferred pink and purple herself. Nine days ago, she succumbed to a disease she had heroically fought for nearly half of her life, a life that was marred not only by the disease itself, but by the treatments-and side effects thereof-which sap the health and alter the lives of the patients...
  • 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:
  • How I overcame bad handwriting - it was dysphasia

    09/24/2014 9:42:23 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 7 replies
    9/24/2013 | Charles Oconnor
    My Mom had 2 dogs, a big one and a little one with cancer. The little one had to dig a little hole under the foundation, outside the kitchen window, because the big dog wouldn't leave him alone. So it is with people who instinctively react against quirky people--they act as if it were a communicable disease that has to be quarantined. In reality, people have a hidden spiritual potential that the modern, materialistic economy can't easily assimilate. As a child I was one of those who is all over the place and into everything. I count as my chief...
  • MI: Pharmacist Fired for Self Defense Loses Appeal

    09/24/2014 6:34:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Jeremy Hoven is a pharmacist who worked at Walgreens in Benton Township, Michigan.   He had complained about security at the store after a robbery in 2007, and had obtained a concealed carry permit.   In 2011, at 4:30 a.m. on May 8th, he defended himself against armed robbers who had entered the store, taken a manager hostage, and who had tried to shoot him.   It was all captured on a dramatic video.   Link to Video  Halfway down article A local police Lt. said that he would have done the same thing.  From abcnews.go.com: Township police Lt. Delman Lange, after...
  • Go kill yourself

    09/24/2014 4:27:53 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 12 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 9/24/2014 | Moneyrunner
    It all starts with a discussion of what you see as your personal preference. Then some reasons why it should be a general preference. Then it’s published as a thumb sucker in a publication read by movers and shakers. Denial, of course, that it’s a policy prescription designed for the general public. And heaven forbid that it should become government policy. But for Zeke Emanuel, famed atheist, and architect of ObamaCare, Soylent Green is not a dystopian movie but a really neat Final Solution to the financial problems of government funded health care. Death Panels will be known as SeniorCare...
  • Dropping Union Health Insurance Saves District $737K

    09/23/2014 10:29:51 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/20/2014 | Tom Gantert
    In the three years since Dansville Schools dropped Michigan Education Special Services Association insurance for a different high-deductible plan, it has saved $736,873.87 and its employees haven't had to pay for any health insurance premiums in that time, according to the superintendent. MESSA is a third-party administrator affiliated with the Michigan Education Association that buys health insurance from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and resells it to school districts. Dansville Superintendent Amy Hodgson said the $736,873 was how much more the district would have paid had it kept MESSA. She said the employees do have to make co-pays for...
  • Scam Alert: Hospitals All Over America Are Wildly Inflating Medical Bills

    09/21/2014 7:24:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    TEC ^ | 09/20/2014 | Michael Snyder
    The next time you visit a hospital, it is your wallet that may end up hurting the most. All over the United States, it has become common practice for hospitals to wildly inflate medical bills. For example, it has been reported that some hospitals are charging up to 30 dollars for a single aspirin pill. And as you will see below, some victims report being billed tens of thousands of dollars for a non-surgical hospital visit that lasts only a few hours. When something is seriously wrong with us, most of us never stop to ask our health professionals how...
  • OH:Criminals, Emergency Rooms, and Survival

    09/20/2014 5:28:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    When a person suffers severe trauma, minutes become precious.  Prompt medical treatment means the difference between losing a limb or keeping it, between full brain function and life confined to a wheel chair, between life and death.  I recently wrote about the percentage of people who are shot who survive.   One of the most important factors in survival is whether a person shot arrives at a medical treatment facility with a pulse and blood pressure.  If they do, chances of survival jump to about 95%.  In this example of a shooting of an intruder in Prairie Township, Ohio,  the...
  • 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...
  • PrintAlive 3D Bioprinter Creates Skin-like “Living Bandages” to Advance Burn Treatment

    09/18/2014 5:47:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    3D Print.com blog ^ | September 18, 2014 | Debra Thimmesch
    Health professionals who treat burn victims are acutely aware of the necessity to treat burn injuries, particularly severe ones, as rapidly as possible. As one journal article explains it, “In severe burn injuries where both the epidermal and dermal layers of skin are destroyed, prompt wound closure is critical for favourable [sic] patient outcomes and reduced mortality rates.” A team of biomedical and mechanical engineering graduate students at the University of Toronto have developed what may at the least be considered a preliminary–but certainly extremely technologically advanced–solution to the problem of critical, temporal health intervention for burn patients. For their...
  • Mother Teresa, ISIS and Abortion

    09/18/2014 10:38:19 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 2 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | September 18, 2014 | Ryan L Gavini
    Mother Teresa died in 1997 but her view on abortion has a relevance to the infamous group known as ISIS. Let me first take you back in 1987 when I personally saw this legendary woman. She came to the Philippines to inaugurate the Home for the Dying. This is one of the many homes she was operating in more than 100 countries all across the world. I was a high school seminarian when she spoke to us in our chapel. I was one of the many who were spiritually and deeply moved by her saintly presence. What I could not...
  • W.Va. Democrat staffer hangs out the “Jews and Christians not welcome” sign

    09/18/2014 8:35:54 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/18/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Push them to decide, make them show their real face and Democrats will line up against America every time. It’s usually the kids that speak out of turn. You know, the three year old who runs around the Thanksgiving table spewing four letter words; the same ones he hears at home. The Democrat Party is loaded with “kids” of all ages who don’t understand why Democrats get elected. They think their candidates remain in office by telling the truth to people. They think Democrats stand up and talk about socialism and hatred for Israel, America and capitalism to get elected....
  • Obama's Ebola Agenda to Collapse the World Economy

    09/18/2014 8:29:50 AM PDT · by alexmark1917 · 69 replies
    Last few months spent gathering data and lining up the dominoes. Time to connect the dots. Obama sending US troops to West Africa to get infected and bring back here. Remember, it has a 21-day incubation period and new mutations very likely are undetectable. GENERAL: SENDING MILITARY TO FIGHT EBOLA ‘MISUSE’ OF SOLDIERS Ex-Delta Force commander stresses ‘great risk’ of infection Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/09/boykin-sending-military-to-fight-ebola-misuse-of-soldiers/#RDQcKjtdQIuiO0Op.99 World Bank: Ebola’s Economic Impact Could Be ‘Catastrophic’ http://time.com/3394147/ebola-world-bank/ US to begin Ebola hospital equipment lift to Liberia http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/09/18/us-to-begin-ebola-hospital-equipment-lift-to-liberia/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:%20foxnews/health%20(Internal%20-%20Health%20-%20Text) A French aid worker from the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has contracted the Ebola...
  • VA Letter of Revocation of Second Amendment Rights

    09/18/2014 4:53:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    This image of a VA letter revoking second amendment rights based on PTSD diagnosis appears to be legitimate.   I do not recall ever seeing this type of revocation being challenged in the courts.   As the decision is a bureaucratic one, not one that was made with due process through the courts, a challenge other than the appeal process might hold promise. The point here is that the VA should not have the power to unilaterally make this decision without court oversight.  The existence of an appeals process is not, in my opinion, sufficient due process.   I do not know...
  • Is It True Public Health Advocacy… Or Is It Fear-mongering And Fads?

    09/17/2014 8:55:41 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/17/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    A classical definition of “public health” describes it as the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting physical and mental health, sanitation, personal hygiene, control of infection, and organization of health services. The practice of public health derives from dim antiquity, at least with respect to sanitation and personal hygiene, which was often done for religious purposes. The Greeks—including Hippocrates—in the 4th and 5th centuries BC, are considered the first to have applied logic and right reason to the causation of disease. The Middle Ages would see various plagues, and an organized response to control further outbreaks....
  • Ebola just become ‘Obola’ with boots on the ground in West Africa

    09/17/2014 8:14:30 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 29 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/17/14 | Judi McLeod
    Meanwhile, Ebola is far more frightening and deadly than ISIS decapitation. Just ask Barack Obama. While he patently ignores dread diseases being brought into America over an unprotected southern border, waiting it out until midterm elections are over before delivery of government-stamped amnesty, who can really believe that President Barack Obama will deliver the world from Ebola? So immersed is Obama in reinventing himself as ‘World Savior from Ebola’, he came up with first-time-in-six-years kudos for America yesterday: In thanking “everybody here at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for welcoming him, Obama said:
  • Dem Senator Tom Harkin praises: Hillary’s ‘Fingerprints Are All Over’ Obamacare

    09/16/2014 8:01:46 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/16/14 | Robert Laurie
    Damned with faint praise. If you’re a long time Democrat stalwart, and you suspect that you may be called upon to sing the praises of your party’s presumptive 2016 presidential nominee, you should pay close attention. Iowa Senator Tom Harkin (D) has a lesson to teach you. In fact, this weekend he served up a master class in how not to do it.
  • Nanny State: Vermont Bans Desserts in School

    09/16/2014 5:09:16 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 15, 2014 | Sarah Jean Seman
    In what may be the ultimate Nanny State move, Vermont has outlawed consuming or bringing brownies, cakes, or cookies to school. The mandates are part of a new program titled “Smart-Snacks-in-Schools” and will apply to lunch items, vending machines, and fundraising events between midnight and half and hour after school. Boston.com reported:
  • 50 Generations of Inbreeding Created the Many Deranged Morons u Now See Chopping Heads on YouTube

    09/16/2014 3:15:51 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 65 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 16 September 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    As you may have heard previously (if you live in the West), Muslim inbreeding is a HUGE problem that nobody in the Islamic world has had the courage to confront -or even acknowledge- due to it's outright endorsement by Muhammed, who led-by-example and married his own first cousin. But the (ongoing) genetic damage to the offspring in such marriages is severe... and naturally, getting worse within any society in which this nonsense is allowed to continue. Of course, the practice of first-cousin-or-closer marriage is banned in civilized, Judeo-Christian countries, as it has been since the days of Moses. Conversely, it was sanctioned...
  • 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...
  • WHO still pushing to collect a global tobacco tax

    09/14/2014 8:05:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 13, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    The unelected and unaccountable sages at the World Health Organization (WHO) can’t seem to help themselves or resist the temptation to try to regulate the behavior of everyone on the planet. This is a shame, really, because a group like that could actually do some good if they stuck to trying to get basic supplies and medical care to people in remote, poverty stricken countries. But rather than devoting themselves to such laudable goals, they’re once again pushing to get every government on the planet to jack up sin taxes on tobacco.(This is something they’ve tried before, as I wrote...
  • A Foreign Policy Conducted In A Drug-Addled Haze

    09/10/2014 9:14:54 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 9, 2014 | Charles Hurt
    See, kids, this is why you don’t do drugs. And this is why you will always eventually regret voting for somebody who boasted of all the coke and dope he did while smoldering about his absentee father. President Choom Gang has demilitarized our military. He sends the Department of Health and Human Services to the Mexican border to welcome and take care of tens of thousands of illegal children streaming across. And now he wants to deploy American troops into West Africa to combat the Ebola virus. Boy, is this confusing. Mr. President, with all due respect: Are you still...
  • Is a midterm wave forming

    09/10/2014 8:08:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 10, 2014 | Cameron Joseph
    Republicans may be poised for strong midterm gains, according to a new poll conducted for NBC News and the Wall Street Journal. Republicans hold a two-point lead nationwide on which party registered voters want to see in control of Congress, and that lead expands to 10 points in the Senate battleground states at 50 percent to 40 percent in the poll, conducted by Democratic polling firm Hart Research and Republican pollster Public Opinion Strategies. "With 56 days until Election Day, our poll provides greater insight into what is likely to happen, and the news is not good for the Democrats,"...
  • Lack Of Trust In The Health Care Industry: A Branding Crisis

    09/09/2014 8:42:03 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/9/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    Because health care can become a life or death matter, there never seems to be a shortage of crises. For example, the launching pad for approval of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) was the insurance coverage crisis. Tens of millions of Americans did not have health insurance, and the sheer numbers involved, combined with potential financial devastation, pushed this crisis to the forefront. Although it is not normally called a “crisis,” the widespread use of so-called Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) does not reflect well on mainstream medicine in the US. According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative...
  • Help needed: Age distribution of Black Population in Wisconsin

    09/07/2014 7:33:24 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I am working on an article where I need age distribution of Black males in Wisconsin. I need the number of Black males in Wisconsin 15-35 years old in 2010. 2010 is a census year, so you would think it would be easy to find, but I have not found it so far. I have found a reference for the national figures in wikipedia, but not for the state figures. Any help would be appreciated. I would also like the numbers for Hispanics of the same age and sex in 2010 in Wisconsin. I have estimates based on percent of...
  • House GOP Plan for September: Shame the Senate

    09/04/2014 1:30:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Roll Call ^ | September 3, 2014 | Emma Dumain
    Speaker John A. Boehner outlined the September legislative agenda in a Wednesday afternoon conference call with House Republican lawmakers, describing a scheduled 12-day session that will be “brief, but busy.” The most pressing item on the agenda is a short-term spending bill to avert a government shutdown on Sept. 30, but Boehner also spoke strongly and at length, according to a read-out from a source on the call, in favor of using the remaining legislative days before the November elections to draw “a very stark contrast between ourselves and the Democrats who run Washington.” The Republican-led House, Boehner said, “is...
  • LA Restaurants Enact 3% Surcharge For Healthcare Costs

    09/04/2014 1:15:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | September 3, 2014 | Paul Bois
    On Tuesday, LA Weekly reported that several upscale restaurants in the City of Angels will be adding a 3 percent surcharge to cover their employees' healthcare costs, a trend that has been gaining steam since the Affordable Care Act launched nearly one year ago. Beginning on September 1, restaurants Lucques, Tavern, A.O.C, and a few offshoots all added a 3 percent surcharge to customers' checks, explicitly stating in a press release their decisions hinged on covering employee healthcare costs. Lucques Group, Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne, owners of the restaurants, also named several other restaurant groups that will be duplicating...
  • The real enemy within (Pat Condell video)

    09/03/2014 9:29:46 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 9-3-2014 | Pat Condell
    If your 11-year-old daughter is regularly raped by organized gangs of Pakistani Muslim men should you be concerned? Well, if you live in Rotherham, England, yes, you should be very concerned about being a racist. Not only that, if you find the house where your daughter is being raped and you go there and try to remove her the police will be called and you will be arrested. This is how we roll in multicultural England, a green and pleasant land of tolerance, diversity and Pakistani Muslim child-rape gangs. Haven't we done well? The stubborn refusal of the authorities in...
  • City pledges to provide health care for unaccompanied immigrant children

    09/02/2014 5:41:45 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | September 2, 2014 | CHRIS ROBERTS
    San Francisco is providing health care as well as education for the unaccompanied immigrant children seeking refuge in the United States. Since last year, more than 47,000 minors have crossed the border into the country unescorted by adults. As many as 500 youth refugees from conflicts in Central America are expected to arrive in San Francisco by the end of the year, the Department of Public Health estimates. And The City is solidly committed to providing them health care via San Francisco's public options, according to a resolution The City's Health Commission is expected to pass today. Under the Healthcare...
  • U.S. Preps For Ebola Outbreak: Cases May Exceed 100,000 By December: “The Numbers Are Really Scary”

    09/01/2014 3:06:24 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 119 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 9/1/14 | Mac Slavo
    Vespignani has analyzed the likelihood that Ebola will spread to other countries. Using data on millions of air travelers and commuters, as well as mobility patterns based on data from censuses and mobile devices, he has built a model of the world, into which he can introduce Ebola and then run hundreds of thousands of simulations. In general, the chance of further spread beyond West Africa is small, Vespignani says, but the risk grows with the scale of the epidemic. Ghana, the United Kingdom, and the United States are among the countries most likely to have an introduced case, according...
  • CDC Addresses Allegations on Vaccine-Autism Link Omission

    09/01/2014 12:50:02 PM PDT · by porter_knorr · 89 replies
    Sharyl Atkinson's Blog ^ | 8/291/47 | Sharyl Atkinson
    CDC Senior Scientist William Thompson has alleged that a 2004 study he co-authored omitted key data that would have revealed a link between autism and a commonly-required childhood vaccine, MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella). “I regret that my coauthors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics. The omitted data suggested that African American males who received the MMR vaccine before age 36 months were at increased risk for autism,” said Thompson in a statement issued through his attorney Wednesday.
  • You May Have a New Strain of Ebola and Test Negative

    08/30/2014 8:04:13 AM PDT · by alexmark1917 · 84 replies
    Rapidly Mutating Ebola Renders Diagnostic Tests Inaccurate - AKA: You May Have a New Strain of Ebola and Test Negative An international team of scientists — some of whom succumbed to the virus during the course of their research — has sequenced 99 Ebola virus genomes from 78 patients in Sierra Leone, creating a valuable trove of genetic data for scientists and health care workers struggling to bring the growing outbreak under control. ... "We were able to sequence and analyze our samples with about a 10-day turnaround. This is unprecedented, as earlier studies have usually taken many months with...
  • The deadly combination of Obama and the UN will indenture civil society

    08/29/2014 7:51:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/29/14 | Judi McLeod
    Meanwhile, has anyone noticed how the sound of the chirping crickets has suddenly changed to the snorting of pigs at the trough? With Barack Obama now firmly in place as their ex officio leader, the United Nations pooh-bahs have come up with a surefire way to stick it to the taxpayers of the world, while feathering their nests for all time. It’s called making global warming/climate change a health issue at their very next summit in November 2015. Christiana Figueres, the top UN climate official, said upcoming negotiations on an international global warming accord should be viewed as a health...
  • Here it is: DNA sequences reveal Ebola’s spread and mutation

    08/28/2014 6:50:37 PM PDT · by alexmark1917 · 24 replies
    DNA sequences reveal Ebola’s spread and mutation The virus was not recognized in West Africa until March of this year, however, when the first case was confirmed in Guinea. Gire said the West African epidemic likely began after a single zoonotic event — in other words, transmission of the virus from an animal to a person. Gire said his study shows that more than 300 mutations have occurred since Ebola began infecting people in Sierra Leone. Every time a virus passes from one person to another, it is likely some mutations will occur, though not all of them will be...
  • Same-sex Adoption: Not as Harmless as Portrayed

    08/28/2014 12:44:46 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 3 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 28 August 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Published on American ThinkerBy Enza Ferreri You may often see articles in the media claiming that "research has shown" that children of same-sex couples are thriving, in fact are physically and psychologically doing just as well as, or even better than, children of couples who are - let me use this currently underused word - normal. Are these works reliable? In July such a study, carried out in Australia, was much trumpeted by that pillar of "progressive" thinking, The Washington Post, under the headline "Children of same-sex couples are happier and healthier than peers, research shows". Researcher Simon Crouch...
  • VA customer relations training equates vets angry over care with … Oscar the Grouch

    08/28/2014 3:19:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 27, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Needless to say, the Department of Veteran Affairs has had its public-relations challenges this year. The wait-list scandal cost Eric Shinseki his Cabinet post, and the families of dozens of dead veterans in Phoenix claim it cost the lives of those men, even though the government officially exonerated itself this week. A new report from the Philadelphia Inquirer shows that the VA has busied itself with an effort to cheer up veterans by asking its staff to think of them as … Oscar the Grouch? The beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs depicted dissatisfied veterans as Oscar the Grouch in a...
  • Stop the assault on salt

    08/27/2014 10:02:02 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 23 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | August 27, 2014 | Michael D. Shaw
    Around six months ago, I posted a column sketching a historical background on the irrational fear of dietary sodium, and the less than great science behind such fears. Current guidelines are 1500 to 2300 milligrams per day, or lower. As was pointed out in the earlier piece, the much recommended super-healthy Mediterranean diet averages 4200 mg of sodium per day. Also mentioned was that a standard hospital saline IV drip logs in at more than 10,000 milligrams per day, and whatever the patient might eat on his own will take it up from there. We revisit the issue, in the...
  • Chicago Immigration Reform Advocates Press Local ICE Director For Action

    08/27/2014 8:49:20 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    Progress Illinois ^ | August 26th, 2014 | Anthony Burke Boylan
    ( Chicago Immigration Reform Advocates Press Local ICE Director For Action On Pending Deportation Cases)Josefa Gonzalez and her two children felt secure when her partner, Wilson Gomez-Pu, was working full time and supporting the family. But that all changed when Gomez-Pu has was placed in a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility. He has been facing possible deportation for the last year on a nearly 14-year-old order despite having no history of violent crime. And now his family, including children Wilson, 11 and Dalilah, 7, are threatened with eviction. It was for his case and many others like it that...
  • The Price of Our Blood: Why Ferguson Is a Reproductive Justice Issue

    08/27/2014 3:21:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    RH Reality Check ^ | August 26, 2014 | Katherine Cross
    The events that have unfolded in Ferguson, Missouri, in recent weeks have revealed many tragedies, among them the fact that the death of so many youth of color in this country is still debatable in its status as a vaunted “feminist issue.” But it is, and the expansive definition of reproductive justice, which reaches into the universe of conditions necessary to create and sustain life, shows us how. As RH Reality Check Senior Legal Analyst Imani Gandy put it so well in a recent tweet: Imani ABL @AngryBlackLady I saw so many people on Twitter saying "I don't want to...
  • Three-Parent Babies: They Already Exist

    08/26/2014 11:15:22 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    onepeterfive ^ | August 26, 2014 | STEVE SKOJEC
    Back in March, I wrote a piece for CatholicVote about FDA evaluation of a process that would create multi-parent embryos: Things like this always begin for such seemingly noble scientific reasons, don’t they? But they rarely stop there. And of course in addition to creating tri-parent offspring, which creates ethical and genealogical nightmares in its own right, virtually every instance of embryonic modification involves a slew of violations of the moral law, from in-vitro fertilization to the destruction of fertilized human embryos — human life — deemed imperfect or unnecessary to achieve the desired outcome. This morning, I read...
  • 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...
  • Disability Insurance and the Social Security Stripping of Funds

    08/26/2014 8:49:51 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/26/14 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Illegal aliens have more rights and benefits than American citizens, personal property is fair game because it was not earnedJohn Q Taxpayer wrote in a commentary on the web: “I woke up this morning and the whole world was backwards. Right is now wrong, illegal immigration is an act of love, self-defense is not permitted, the rich are evil, God is banned, the government of the people is out to get the people, the truth is forbidden, the ignorant are in charge of the intelligent, communism is good, robbery is overlooked, free speech is regulated, money is evil.”
  • A logical thought experiment about abortion

    08/26/2014 7:43:54 AM PDT · by Salman · 15 replies
    Pharyngula (blog) ^ | 23 Aug 2014 | PZ Meyers
    e can make all the philosophical and scientific arguments that anyone might want, but ultimately what it all reduces to is a simple question: do women have autonomous control of their bodies or not? Even if I thought embryos were conscious, aware beings writing poetry in the womb (I don’t, and they’re not), I’d have to bow out of any say in the decision the woman bearing responsibility has to make.
  • WHO Worker contracts Ebola. Doctor who received ZMAPP Dies. Fatality Rate Increases to 70%.

    08/25/2014 6:54:15 PM PDT · by alexmark1917 · 20 replies
    For first time, a World Health Organization worker has fallen ill with Ebola http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/24/world/africa/ebola-outbreak/index.html An African doctor who received the experimental anti-Ebola drug ZMapp has died http://www.theverge.com/2014/8/25/6065417/african-doctor-who-was-treated-experimental-anti-ebola-drug-dead Doctor: Ebola Fatality Rate Running At 70 Percent -- Seven out of 10 patients admitted for Ebola die http://www.npr.org/2014/08/23/342652020/doctor-ebola-fatality-rate-running-at-70-percent?utm_content=buffer165fb&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer Exposed: Ebola Outbreak In Africa And The ‘Illuminati’ Connection http://www.osundefender.org/?p=183624 New hotbed of Ebola found in Congo as serum-treated doctor dies: http://rt.com/news/182708-ebola-mzapp-dies-congo/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter