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  • Prayer request for my mom

    10/06/2014 11:54:11 PM PDT · by Secret Agent Man · 30 replies
    Hi, just wanted to put a prayer request out for my mom. Her health problems are all tied to each other. She has arthritis in her hands and back. She has a little sccoliosis that's gotten worse from a fall she took a couple years ago, and she never really did any work to get herself right, and instead she compensated for her pain/problem and made it worse. She has pain. the pain makes her use her arms and shoulders and muscles differently so that she can still do things, but that puts pressure on her body in different ways...
  • How Clutter Affects Your Brain (and What You Can Do About It)

    08/24/2014 7:35:06 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 67 replies
    Lifehacker ^ | 7/5/2013 | Mikael Cho
    A few years ago, I worked at a web design agency as a product manager. The part of the job I loved the most was working on product with our design team and clients. Unfortunately, this was only about 10 percent of the work that I actually got to do. The majority of the time, I was trying to control the constant flow of stuff–keeping track of meeting notes, searching for files, and trying to stay up-to-date with the latest technology news.I was mentally exhausted. I’d get home feeling that I hadn’t really accomplished anything. Once I left the agency...
  • PJTVs ZoNation: Planned ParenthoodPlanning for Kinky Sex (Video)

    06/18/2014 8:37:39 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 18 2014 | PJ Media
    Planned Parenthood has been caught teaching underage kids about kinky sex. What kind of parenthood are they even planning for anymore? Find out more in this edition of ZoNation. Experience the creative energy and conservative insight that Zo delivers in every show.
  • Chronic Pain Linked To Vitamin D Deficiency In Men

    05/04/2014 6:17:42 PM PDT · by blam · 68 replies
    Medical News Today ^ | 4-29-2014 | Medical News Today
    Chronic Pain Linked To Vitamin D Deficiency In Men Tuesday 29 April 2014 - 8am PSTMedical News Today Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to a number of health issues. And now, a new study to be presented at a conference run by the British Society for Rheumatology suggests that low levels of vitamin D in the body are linked to chronic widespread pain. The researchers note that in the UK, chronic widespread pain is a major public health problem, affecting around 1 in 5 people, and it can be caused by rheumatic and neurological disorders. Also, around 50% of...
  • Inspectors: Long waits at North Las Vegas VA hospital not unusual (Elderly crying veteran in pain)

    05/01/2014 10:03:45 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 29 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | April 30, 2014 | STEVE TETREAULT
    "An elderly blind veteran crying in pain spent four hours and 45 minutes in the emergency room of the VA Medical Center in North Las Vegas before seeing a doctor in October, but federal inspectors said in a report Wednesday that such long waits were not unusual for patients at the hospital." (snip) "Niccum died on Nov. 15 at a local hospice after a bout with a colon disorder. The Navy veteran had racked up 5,000 volunteer service hours helping veterans and staff at VA facilities."
  • Is Bee Sting Therapy Buzzing Into The Mainstream? Clinical Trials Underway For Chronic Pain

    04/26/2014 7:26:25 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | April 25, 2014 11:30 PM | Lisa Sigell
    An ancient folk remedy for chronic pain could be buzzing into mainstream markets. Axis Clinical Trials in Los Angeles is testing honey bee venom for treatment of osteoarthritis. Dr. Lydie Hazan spoke to CBS2′s Lisa Sigell about her experience treating patients with Apimed, otherwise known as standardized and purified “venom in a vial”. “We were contracted by a pharmaceutical company which is based in Korea. They decided they wanted this product marketed in the United States,” she said. “We inject it locally in the knees of patients that are afflicted with osteoarthritis.” Patients are monitored for months to see if...
  • ER Visit Last Night

    12/28/2013 12:27:09 AM PST · by MacMattico · 120 replies
    Me
    Hi all, Last night I spent 8 hours in the ER and am still in pain. I'm also mad about the whole thing. Obviously, though, I'm healthy enough to type on my iPad! Any insight is appreciated. For the last 3 weeks or so I have had a dull pain right below the bottom of my ribcage on the left side. At times it would become sharp, like a stabbing pain and I would not be be able to take a deep breath during that time. I would cringe in pain during these times. After a while it would go...
  • Record early voting in Albuquerques Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance

    11/15/2013 11:10:18 PM PST · by Amish · 17 replies
    NRL News ^ | Nov. 11, 2013 | Dave Andrusko
    The city clerks office has informed KRQE-TV that theres been a record number for early voting on a proposed ordinance. What has caused over 23,000 people to vote as of this morning? The city of Albuquerques Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance, which would ban abortions after 20 weeks, the juncture by which science shows the unborn child can experience pain. Early voting ends November 15th and Election Day is November 19th. (There is also a run-off election in one city council district that will give the city a new councilor.) There are four known late abortion centers in the...
  • USDA turns off entire website, claiming shutdown woes

    10/03/2013 7:47:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/03/13 09:46 AM ET | Pete Kasperowicz
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has turned off its entire website in response to the government shutdown, leaving farmers, reporters and others with no way to access any of the agencys information online. A visit to usda.gov sends readers to a funding lapse page that reads, Due to the lapse in federal government funding, this website is not available. After funding has been restored, please allow some time for this website to become available again. USDAs total website shutdown goes far beyond the response of other federal agencies, and seems to be part of an effort to make people feel...
  • Sowell: Who Shut Down the Government? (great read)

    10/03/2013 11:22:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 3, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    Even when it comes to something as basic, and apparently as simple and straightforward, as the question of who shut down the federal government, there are diametrically opposite answers, depending on whether you talk to Democrats or to Republicans. There is really nothing complicated about the facts. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted all the money required to keep all government activities going except for ObamaCare. This is not a matter of opinion. You can check the Congressional Record. As for the House of Representatives' right to grant or withhold money, that is not a matter of opinion either....
  • Doctors told to limit opioid pain relievers

    09/15/2013 7:50:03 AM PDT · by Innovative · 53 replies
    Philly.com ^ | Sept 15, 2013 | Philly.com
    Patients should not be prescribed long-acting or extended-release opioid pain relievers unless they need daily, round-the-clock care for pain that can't be managed by any other means, the Food and Drug Administration has told doctors. The new guidelines - meant to stem the country's growing epidemic of opioid abuse and addiction - will not place formal new restrictions on prescriptions by physicians, but administration officials hope to chasten physicians who prescribe the medications for anything other than ongoing, intractable pain.
  • Top Scientists, Doctors Confirm Unborn Children Feel Pain

    09/05/2013 3:16:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | September 5, 2013 | Dave Andrusko
    Over the past decade NRL News and NRL News Today have collectively carried dozens and dozens and DOZENS of articles about the topic of the capacity of the unborn child to feel pain. So when colleagues tell you on your return to work of a must-read article, the first temptation might be to expect too little rather than too much. But after reading Eric Schulzkes The disputed science of fetal pain, I can see why they say the article is balanceda rarityand comprehensiveeven rarer.Schulzke cleverly works backwards. He starts with newborns who were born premature. Their parents are absolutely convinced...
  • Time for root canal therapy (For economy to survive, America must adopt short-term pain)

    11/20/2012 1:53:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Asia Times ^ | 11/20/2012 | Martin Hutchinson
    The next four years are likely to be unpleasant. There are already several crises heading towards us, and in the fiscal, monetary, regulatory and general economic areas the Barack Obama administration's policy is likely to be counterproductive. In these circumstances, there's only one sound course of action for the Republican congressional majority: they must abandon all their natural politicians' preference for avoiding short-term pain and adopt a root-canal approach, welcoming short-term economic pain for the sake of preserving the US economy intact for better times ahead. For the past four years, Obama's trillion-dollar deficits and Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke's...
  • Spread the Wealth? I Say Spread the Pain.

    11/08/2012 2:43:14 PM PST · by FlipWilson · 20 replies
    Me
    Here we sit on the good ship USA sailing merily along. We have tried repeatedly to tell passengers that there is an ice berg dead ahead, a fiscal cliff, Greece, etc. Despite our warnings they have not and will not listen to us. We have tried to tell the people about the pain being caused to them. Again, they will not and have not listened. Instead, they voted to not only stay on the ship but to stay on course. Understanding how (some) of the electorate got there is important. In my opinion some of it starts with the nature...
  • Rugby league player loses testicle in rugby final

    10/07/2012 11:25:15 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 39 replies
    Eurosport ^ | 7th October 2012 | Yahoo News
    'Warrington's Paul Wood lost a testicle after sustaining an agonising injury in the Super League Grand Final. Remarkably, the prop played on after rupturing a testicle early in the second half of the match, which Warrington lost 26-18 to Leeds at Old Trafford. Wood even conducted media interviews after the game before going to hospital where he was operated on. He tweeted late on Saturday night to fellow rugby league star Leon Pryce: "Ruptured my right testicle mate, got a knee 1 minute into the second half, had to have it removed tonight." He joked on Sunday: "Just coming out...
  • Federal District Court Upholds Arizona Abortion Restrictions.

    07/31/2012 1:23:14 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 7 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | July 31, 2012 | Dan Miller
    Recognizing that prior to "viability" a fetus experiences pain during an abortion, and that the Arizona statute does not prohibit abortions necessary for the health of pregnant women, the court rejected a challenge to the law.By Order released on July 30th, Federal District Judge James A. Teilborg declined to hold an Arizona statute limiting abortions during and following the twentieth week of pregnancy unconstitutional. State restrictions such as those imposed by Arizona, but after the beginning of the twenty-fourth week of pregnancy, had been said to be permissible in Roe v. Wade almost forty years ago. Although I consider the...
  • Fishing with Fibromyalgia : Routine

    06/28/2012 5:53:54 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 22nd, 2012 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Do you love fishing as I do? Did you give it up because of fibromyalgia? Instead of giving up, start preparing before you go! I have been fishing again for the last three years. I have specific things to take with me, and if you make a list, it will be no problem getting back to the sport you love!
  • Americans consume 80 percent of the world's pain pills as prescription drug abuse epidemic explodes

    05/10/2012 9:49:03 PM PDT · by iowamark · 86 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10 May 2012 | Michael Zennie
    Americans consume 80 percent of the world's supply of painkillers -- more than 110 tons of pure, addictive opiates every year -- as the country's prescription drug abuse epidemic explodes. That's enough drugs to give every single American 64 Percocets or Vicodin. And pain pill prescriptions continue to surge, up 600 percent in ten year, thanks to doctors who are more and more willing to hand out drugs to patients who are suffering. As more people get their hands on these potentially-dangerous drugs, more are taking them to get high. Their drug abuse leads to 14,800 deaths a year --...
  • Shot may top acupuncture for pain relief: Mouse study finds enzyme injection has lasting effects

    05/06/2012 12:41:08 AM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    Science News ^ | April 27, 2012 | Tina Hesman Saey
    Injections of an enzyme called PAP into an acupuncture point behind the knees of mice relieved pain caused by inflammation for up to six days, Julie Hurt and Mark Zylka of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill report online April 23 in Molecular Pain. Thats almost 100 times longer than pain relief from acupuncture, which typically lasts about 1 hours. Long-lasting pain relief is truly important, clinically, says Maiken Nedergaard, a neuroscientist at the University of Rochester in New York. She and colleagues previously demonstrated that inserting and manipulating acupuncture needles causes the body to release a chemical...
  • Man shoots nail into brain without noticing (Ouch!)

    01/21/2012 5:41:37 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 25 replies
    BBC ^ | 1/20/12
    A suburban Chicago man accidentally shot a 3.25in (8.25cm) nail into his skull but is recovering after doctors successfully removed it from the centre of his brain. Dante Autullo, 34, was in his workshop when a nail gun recoiled near his head. But he had no idea the nail had entered his brain until the next day, when he began feeling nauseous.
  • Anatabloc: A solution to chronic pain?

    11/13/2011 1:11:06 PM PST · by AtlasStalled · 17 replies · 1+ views
    WNEM ^ | 11/10/11 | Catherine Bodak
    Can an all-natural dietary supplement from tobacco plants help ease your chronic pain? Yes, according to the makers of a product called "Anatabloc." * * * Anatabloc, which comes in pill or lozenge form, is based on a substance called "Anatabine" that comes from tobacco plants. That's right tobacco. After you take a pill, it enters your body and interacts with a protein in your cells. The resulting cell adopts a natural anti-inflammatory process in the body. Researchers say it's very effective and promising in the battle against chronic pain.
  • Obama decides to spread to pain

    09/20/2011 5:15:07 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 3 replies
    NY Times via pioneer press ^ | 9-19-11 | robert pear
    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's budget director said Monday that the president's new deficit-reduction plan would impose "a lot of pain," and is clearly true of White House proposals to cut $320 billion from projected spending on Medicare and Medicaid in the coming decade. Obama proposed higher premiums and deductibles for many Medicare beneficiaries and lower Medicare payments to teaching hospitals and rural hospitals. He would start charging co-payments to frail homebound older people who receive home health services. And he would reduce the growth of federal payments to states for treating low-income people under Medicaid.
  • Gullan, 71, 'too old' for treatment: clinic

    09/17/2011 10:54:49 AM PDT · by UncleHambone · 60 replies
    The Local ^ | 15 SEP 11 | Rebecca Martin (news@thelocal.se)
    71-year-old Gullan Holmgren from Pite, in northern Sweden, is 'too old' for pain rehab, according to the pain rehabilitation unit at the local hospital that turned her away. I might be over 70, but that doesn't mean I am dead yet, said an outraged Holmgren to The Local. Holmgren, who has had chronic pain after an unsuccessful hip operation six years ago, sought help through her primary care provider, the local clinic in Pite where she lives. After trying all sorts of pain relief to no avail, her doctor referred her to the pain rehabilitation unit at Sunderby Hospital. Holmgren...
  • It was on my bucket list

    08/08/2011 2:40:18 PM PDT · by nolongerademocrat · 37 replies
    vanity ^ | 28Jul11 | nolongerademocrat
    I finally completed a project that has been on my bucket list for years. I am celebrating completing my first novel. I'm now an author!!!!
  • Freedom from Pain

    07/22/2011 12:16:50 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 13 replies
    Al Jizz ^ | 07/20/2011
    For many in the West pain ends with a pill, but elsewhere the war on drugs is cutting people off from pain medication. For much of the Western world, physical pain ends with a simple pill. Yet more than half the world's countries have little to no access to morphine, the gold standard for treating medical pain. Freedom from Pain shines a light on this under-reported story. "For a victim of police torture, they will usually sign a confession and the torture stops," says Diederik Lohman of Human Rights Watch in the film. "For someone who has cancer pain, that...
  • Pain Relief Suggestions needed

    05/21/2011 7:18:30 PM PDT · by JBGUSA · 53 replies
    This post is a search for the knowledge of the community. Since December 2000 one of my friends has had pain in the lower left quadrant of my mouth always in one particular tooth. The pain is a dull, deep, gnawing, crushing pain that he describes as being with him 24 hours a day. Its intensity varies, but it is always there. It is completely ruling his life. The pain started with a crown preparation of tooth #20 in December of 2000. After tooth #20 was extracted (July 2003) the pain immediately jumped to tooth #19. Two years later (July...
  • Obama Can't Feel Your Pain at the Pump

    05/20/2011 7:51:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 20, 2011 | Bob Beauprez
    The price at the pump has increased 28% in just the last four months, 116% since Barack Obama took office. The reaction from the White House and the Democrats? Punish the energy industry with $85.5 billion in new taxes a penalty that will further discourage domestic production and sure to be passed on to consumers driving prices even higher. The President says that oil and gas should pay their "fair share." I did a little checking and found that the industry pays an average 41.1% of net income in taxes compared to 26.5% for all other S&P industrials. Only...
  • Swearing can help relieve pain, study claims

    04/18/2011 3:39:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 4/18/11 | Staff
    Scientists from Keele University found that letting forth a volley of foul language can have a powerful painkilling effect, especially for people who do not normally use expletives. To test the theory, student volunteers placed their hands in a bucket of ice cold water while swearing repeatedly. They then repeated the exercise but, instead of swearing, used a harmless phrase instead. Researchers found that the students were able to keep their hands submerged in the icy water for longer when repeating the swear word - establishing a link between swearing and an increase in pain tolerance.
  • What Is Heaven Really Like? [Ecumenical]

    02/13/2011 4:03:35 PM PST · by Salvation · 87 replies
    CatholicAndsers ^ | not given | Jimmy Akin
    What Is Heaven Really Like?By Jimmy Akin Wings and halos. Robes and harps. Sitting on clouds. Being greeted by St. Peter at the pearly gates: These are the images of heaven we get from movies, TV, and newspaper cartoons. Silly as they are, the ideas behind these images can seep into our consciousness and affect the way we think of heaven. For example, its commonly believed that we will have no bodies in heaven. Thats only partly true. People in heaven do not have bodies (with rare exceptions such as Jesus and Mary), but thats a temporary state of affairs....
  • Nutra Pharma Announces Launch Of Cobroxin, An Over-the-Counter (OTC) Treatment For...Chronic Pain

    01/16/2011 10:21:10 PM PST · by neverdem · 71 replies
    medicalnewstoday.com ^ | 23 Aug 2009 | NA
    Nutra Pharma Announces Launch Of Cobroxin, An Over-the-Counter (OTC) Treatment For Stage 2 (Moderate To Severe) Chronic Pain Nutra Pharma Corp. (OTCBB: NPHC), a biotechnology company that is developing treatments for Adrenomyeloneuropathy (AMN), HIV and Multiple Sclerosis (MS), has announced that it has launched an over-the-counter (OTC) pain reliever, Cobroxin, for the treatment of Stage 2 (moderate to severe) chronic pain. Cobroxin is the first OTC pain reliever clinically proven to treat Stage 2 (moderate to severe) chronic pain. The drug, which was developed by Nutra Pharma's wholly-owned drug discovery subsidiary, ReceptoPharm, will be available as an oral spray for...
  • As governments go broke, public employee unions must share the pain (and this one's gonna hurt)

    01/03/2011 5:33:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies · 1+ views
    As governments go broke, public employee unions must share the painBy: Examiner Editorial 12/28/10 8:05 PM One need look no further than two Michigan officials -- William Cooper, the city manager of Hamtramck, and Tom White, associate director for labor relations of the Michigan Association of School Boards -- to grasp the seriousness of the financial crisis exploding across this country. Cooper told the New York Times that his city government "maybe" can pay its bills through March 1. Hamtramck has already cut what it could from its budget, reducing spending for parks, senior centers and road maintenance. Now city...
  • FReeper advice needed: newborn with middle ear infection.

    12/26/2010 9:52:43 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 99 replies · 2+ views
    26 DEC 10 | dcbryan1
    Need some advice for peace of mind of the wife and I. We have a beautiful baby boy, almost 4 mos. old (next week) that had a high fever last weekend before Christmas. Monday we took him in and Dr. said that his cold/upper respiratory infection has given him a secondary inner ear infection ( acute otitis media (AOM). The good Dr. gave us Cifdinir (Omnicef) 3/4 TSP for 10 days and thankfully his fever has gone. However, this Christmas has been a nightmare for Mom and I due to his frequent waking and screaming. His schedule over Christmas was...
  • Scientists uncover Achilles heel of chronic inflammatory pain

    08/18/2010 3:32:38 AM PDT · by decimon · 20 replies
    Researchers have made a discovery that could lead to a brand new class of drugs to treat chronic pain caused by inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and back pain without numbing the whole body. The team, funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and working at UCL (University College London), have shown for the first time that genes involved in chronic pain are regulated by molecules inside cells called small RNAs. This mechanism is so different from what has already been discovered about the biology underpinning pain that it could be the Achilles heel of chronic inflammatory...
  • BABIES FEEL NO PAIN before 24-weeks?

    08/01/2010 4:41:42 AM PDT · by geraldmcg · 17 replies · 1+ views
    WebToday ^ | 8-1-10 | WebToday
    A new bogus report from Great Britain's Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has released a study that claims the baby in the womb is not able to feel pain before 24-weeks of development. The Family Research Council's Jeanne Monahan says this study is being used in the attempt to challenge the UK's current legalization of abortions up to 24-weeks. Monahan of the Center for Human Dignity of the Family Research Council in Washington also says its just a matter of time before studies like this are used by the American abortion industry to challenge the number of new pro-life...
  • Laser Mouse Problem

    07/11/2010 2:48:14 PM PDT · by plinyelder · 24 replies · 1+ views
    ME
    I have a problem that I haven't seen asked about before. On my microsoft laser mouse, I have a 'thumb' button that I use when I want the magnifier to come up. It would always take a while to 'work' after first booting up but I suspect that was due to all the other programs loading. The problem Now is that .. The Only way to get it to work is to go to my Control Panel, click on the mouse icon, wait for the mouse page to come up and then click OK! All of the other functions of...
  • God Wastes Nothing

    07/06/2010 9:18:45 AM PDT · by Patriot1259
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 07/06/2010 | Carol Penhorwood
    I thank you, Lord, not for the pain But that Your love redeems. I know that I must walk though this As heavy as it seems. But when I think I can't go on, The pain is so intense, It's then You whisper in my soul, "Of this I will make sense." This too You'll use to help someone, In this I'll give You praise. I'll gladly bear the price of pain If this Your hand displays. For in my weakness You are strong, This pain is not in vain, For You waste nothing in my life, Myself and others...
  • When pain becomes chronic

    07/05/2010 4:55:53 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 48 replies
    LAT ^ | July 5, 2010 | Karen Ravn
    [snip] With chronic pain, however, the underlying problem that started it has usually (though not always) been fixed and yet the patient is still hurting. A malfunctioning nervous system has started manufacturing pain. The pain is no longer simply a symptom. It has become a problem in its own right. No one knows a sure-fire way to avoid chronic pain. Still, you can improve your chances by avoiding the temptation to simply tough it out when you get injured. "Luckily, if treated adequately, pain goes away in a majority of patients," says Dr. Talal Khan, a specialist in anesthesiology, pain...
  • 'Hot' Substance in Chilli Peppers Key to Killing Pain

    04/26/2010 10:00:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 573+ views
    BBC ^ | Tuesday, 27 April 2010
    Studying chilli peppers is helping scientists create a new type of painkiller which could stop pain at its source. A team at the University of Texas says a substance similar to capsaicin, which makes chilli peppers hot, is found in the human body at sites of pain. And blocking the production of this substance can stop chronic pain, the team found. They report their findings in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. Capsaicin is the primary ingredient in hot chilli peppers which causes a burning sensation. It does this by binding to receptors present on the cells inside the body. Similarly,...
  • Abortion, Again: Do Babies Feel Pain?

    04/21/2010 10:05:24 AM PDT · by NYer · 141 replies · 1,316+ views
    RW News ^ | April 20, 2010 | Melissa Clouthier
    Nebraska heats this topic up again. Embarrassed about being the late-term abortion capital of the United States, Nebraska changed the law: Can an unborn child feel pain? That question will dominate the abortion debate in America for the next several years thanks to Gov. Dave Heineman of Nebraska. Last week, Heineman signed the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act into law, banning abortions in Nebraska at and after 20 weeks based on growing scientific evidence that an unborn child at that age can feel pain. The legislation was enacted as a defensive measure. After the murder of late-term abortionist George...
  • LA TIMES: Now, It's Sarah Palin's Turn To Target Democrats

    03/26/2010 10:30:21 AM PDT · by MaxCUA · 21 replies · 647+ views
    IF ANYONE HAS FORGOTTEN or was not aware: Sarah Palins church was torched shutting it down for months and causing millions in damage. That was what the dangerous America hating MSM reported but they forgot to mention it was filled with children, the gas-line was cut, electricity was cut and the phone lines were cut! Longer term, Palin is doing what any possible presidential candidate should do 32 months out: Hand out her precious personal campaign time and PAC money to potential allies for her own race should she decide to launch one about this time next year. That's her...
  • Dems plan 'pain' for GOP if they drag out health debate

    03/04/2010 12:14:53 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 76 replies · 1,849+ views
    thehill.com ^ | March 4, 2010 | Michael O'Brien
    Democrats plan "pain" for Republicans who seek to slow or block passage of healthcare legislation, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) said Wednesday night. Brown said that if Republicans try to offer amendments and use parliamentary maneuvers to grind out the legislative process, Democrats would retaliate with all-night sessions and other methods of fighting back. "I think they're going to try to do amendments, as many as they can get away with," Brown said Wednesday evening during an appearance on MSNBC. "I think we keep them here all night -- tonight, the next night, the next night, the next night." "If they're...
  • Oprah 'Bristles' at Bristol Palin's Abstinence Pledge

    01/27/2010 12:19:12 PM PST · by NYer · 40 replies · 1,593+ views
    NC Register ^ | January 27, 2010 | Danielle Bean
    Oprah Winfrey, the daytime television guru who encourages viewers daily by telling them they have the power to achieve any goal they might set for themselves, questioned Bristol Palin’s goal of abstaining from sex until marriage in a recent interview: “In a Jan. 22 interview, Oprah criticized Bristol Palin, the teen daughter of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, for recently telling In Touch Weekly that she was pledging abstinence until marriage. ‘I kind of bristled,’ Oprah began, ‘when I saw this—where you said, ‘I’m not going to have sex until I’m married. I can guarantee it’ ... I’m just...
  • Telmarketers at it again

    12/09/2009 11:02:28 AM PST · by Grumpybutt · 41 replies · 1,642+ views
    Me
    Just got a call (here at work) from a telemarketer with a private number concerning "our local and long distance telephone provider" - I hung up as I always do. The woman called back 3 minutes later and said the following: "Now your getting your services changed bitch!" and hung up.
  • Cup of mint tea is an effective painkiller

    11/25/2009 7:07:10 AM PST · by Dan B Cooper · 16 replies · 870+ views
    news ^ | 25 November 2009
    A cup of Brazilian mint tea has pain relieving qualities to match those of commercially available analgesics, a study suggests. Hyptis crenata has been prescribed by Brazilian healers for millennia to treat ailments from headaches and stomach pain to fever and flu. Working on mice, a Newcastle University team has proved scientifically that the ancient medicine men were right. The study is published in the journal Acta Horticulturae.
  • Common Pain Relievers May Dilute Power of Flu Shots

    11/03/2009 9:03:32 AM PST · by decimon · 19 replies · 578+ views
    University of Rochester Medical Center ^ | November 03, 2009 | Unknown
    With flu vaccination season in full swing, research from the University of Rochester Medical Center cautions that use of many common pain killers Advil, Tylenol, aspirin at the time of injection may blunt the effect of the shot and have a negative effect on the immune system. Richard P. Phipps, Ph.D., professor of Environmental Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and of Pediatrics, has been studying this issue for years and recently presented his latest findings to an international conference on inflammatory diseases. (http://bioactivelipidsconf.wayne.edu/) What weve been saying all along, and continue to stress, is that its probably not a...
  • McCain manager (Steve Schmidt) predicts Palin could prove 'catastrophic'

    10/02/2009 8:29:06 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 135 replies · 3,861+ views
    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/ ^ | October 2nd, 2009 | CNN
    WASHINGTON (CNN) The man who ran John McCain's presidential campaign warned Friday that Sarah Palin could lead to a 'catastrophic' election result for the GOP in 2012 if the former Alaska governor captures the party's presidential nomination. "I think that she has talents," Steve Schmidt, the former campaign manager of McCain's failed presidential bid, told CNN's John King. "But my honest view is that she would not be a winning candidate for the Republican Party in 2012, and in fact, were she the nominee, we could have a catastrophic election result." The comments came during The Atlantic Magazine's First...
  • Obama's Outrageous Quote Trumps Bill Clinton's Outrageous Quote!

    08/22/2009 12:43:54 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 18 replies · 1,962+ views
    Der Schlickmeister vs. Hussein | 08/22/09 | Recovering_Democrat
    CLINTON v. OBAMA "Better put some ice on that..." --Bill Clinton to Juanita Broaddrick after he assaulted her in 1978.... ""Maybe you're better off, uh, not having the surgery, but taking, uh, the pain killer..."--Barack Hussein Obama to Jane Sturm on August 9, 2009FREEPERs VOTE...which one of these quotes is more outrageous?
  • Out of Motrin? Try Swearing!

    08/06/2009 10:56:58 AM PDT · by ChocChipCookie · 14 replies · 643+ views
    Dr. Weil email ^ | August 5, 2009 | Dr. Weil
    Swearing may actually reduce the pain of, say, slicing your finger with a kitchen knife or accidentally banging your toes or your head. New research from Britains Keele University shows that when you let loose with a few four-letter words after these commonplace injuries, you can ease the discomfort. For the study, the investigators asked 64 volunteers to immerse their hands in a tub of ice water for as long as possible while repeating their favorite swear word. Then, they were asked to repeat the experiment but to choose a word that they would use to describe a table. The...
  • Forehead Lift Cures Migraine Patients

    08/01/2009 2:37:20 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 22 replies · 1,460+ views
    Web MD ^ | July 31, 2009 | Salynn Boyles
    Stacy Porter, 29, cant remember a time when she didnt suffer from crippling, relentless migraines before having the surgery that changed her life eight years ago.I was diagnosed with migraines when I was 2 years old, the New Philadelphia, Ohio, marketing executive tells WebMD. I had about 15 days a month of severe migraine pain. Her symptoms included throbbing pain in her temples, nausea, and sensitivity to light so severe she remembers wearing sunglasses to more than one final exam in high school and college. None of the drugs used to prevent migraines helped, so her only relief came from...
  • Why Must I Suffer?

    07/22/2009 7:54:17 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 24 replies · 662+ views
    American Catholic ^ | 7/22/09 | http://www.americancatholic.org/Newsletters/CU/ac0287.asp
    Tears streamed down the little boy's face. He had just emerged from a memorial service for the crew of the space shuttle Challenger a few days after it had exploded in the sky over Florida, January 28, 1986, killing all seven astronauts. "I just don't understand," he told the TV reporter, "why God wanted to take them now." The young boy expresses our tendency to picture God as wanting human beings to suffer and die. But do we really buy this idea? Deep down we believe that God is all good and not to be blamed for space tragedies,...