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  • Chatham County’s Duncan spanks Big Gov’t. Barbie over amnesty votes

    01/16/2015 5:00:10 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    Daily Haymaker ^ | Brant Clifton
    Congresswoman Renee Ellmers has shown her true colors this week in regard to amnesty for illegal aliens. Jim Duncan, chairman of the Chatham County GOP in Ellmers’s district, has stepped forward via Facebook to call out his member of Congress:
  • Ellmers says immigration reform Not on top of voters’ lists

    04/29/2014 3:32:56 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    The Daily Haymaker ^ | Brant Clifton
    She’s been all over the country and all over the media talking up the subject. “Comprehensive immigration reform.” “A pathway to citizenship.” Some may see those terms as code that tap-dances around its true meaning: amnesty for illegal aliens. Ellmers has positioned herself with Latino groups as an ally on immigration reform.
  • Our recommendations for US House

    04/24/2014 6:19:02 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    The Daily Haymaker ^ | Brant Clifton
    Early voting is underway. We’ve got a GOP leadership in Washington looking to sell us out on amnesty and ObamaCare. In Raleigh, we have a state party leadership reportedly looking to toss out opposition to toll roads and ObamaCare, and water down the official stance on amnesty. You can grumble all you want. But the only way to send a message to these people is at the polling place. You’ve got the opportunity, from now until May 6, to do a little RINO-hunting.
  • Back any candidate you want as long as it’s one of these three

    04/16/2014 5:58:27 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    Human Events ^ | Ann Coulter
    As those of you who follow my hate mail know, I am opposed to running untested candidates against perfectly good incumbent Republican senators this election cycle. It will be a long time before Republicans have as good a year as this to win a Senate majority. Unfortunately, we have idiots doing the idiot thing, pretending to be “tea partiers,” while challenging sitting Republican senators over fairly minor ideological differences.
  • NC-02: Former Moore County GOP chairman endorses Frank Roche

    04/11/2014 10:57:35 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    The Daily Haymaker ^ | Brant Clifton
    The GOP primary challenger to incumbent Renee Ellmers picked up a big in-district endorsement today. Former Moore County GOP chairman Bob Levy — the immediate predecessor to current chairman John Rowderdink — has publicly endorsed the candidacy of Republican Frank Roche for North Carolina’s Second congressional district seat: “Based upon the position of Congress Member Ellmers endorsing amnesty for illegal immigrants, I am proud to endorse the candidacy of Frank Roche for Congress.
  • Sheriffs warn of violence from Mexican cartels deep into interior of U.S.

    04/09/2014 7:23:00 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Kelly Riddell
    Outmanned and outgunned, local law enforcement officers are alarmed by the drug and human trafficking, prostitution, kidnapping and money laundering that Mexican drug cartels are conducting in the U.S. far from the border. U.S. sheriffs say that securing the border is a growing concern to law enforcement agencies throughout the country, not just those near the U.S.-Mexico boundary.
  • Drug companies accused of holding back complete information on clinical trials (UK Tamiflu)

    01/03/2014 11:08:32 AM PST · by opentalk · 3 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | January 3, 2014 | Rajeev Syal
    Clinical trial results are being routinely withheld from doctors, undermining their ability to make informed decisions about how to treat patients, an influential parliamentary committee has claimed. MPs have expressed "extreme concern" that drug manufacturers appear to only publish around 50% of completed trial results and warned that the practice has "ramifications for the whole of medicine". Their conclusions have emerged in a public accounts committee report which examined the Department of Health's decision to spend £424m on stockpiling the flu drug Tamiflu, before writing off £74m because of poor record keeping. … A review by the non-profit Cochrane Collaboration...
  • Death Of A Drug Class Shows Difficulty Of Using Gene Data To Design Drugs [ Worse under obamacare]

    07/10/2013 6:19:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7/10/13
    This morning, Roche announced that it was stopping all clinical trials of an experimental diabetes drug called aleglitazar because it was not preventing heart attacks and strokes as the company expected, but was causing side effects that reportedly included heart failure, kidney problems, and an increase in fractures....
  • Shanghai Calling (China-based donor to pro-Obama Super PAC has Cayman Islands connections)

    10/08/2012 12:23:13 PM PDT · by parisa · 14 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 11, 2012 | Andrew Evans
    A top Obama campaign bundler living in Shanghai, China, is an international businessman with ties to the Cayman Islands. Robert W. Roche has lived in China and Japan for the past 27 years, although he maintains a residence in Chicago. He has used his extensive connections to raise money for the Obama campaign, and has pledged to raise $500,000 for the Obama campaign this year, an upgrade from the $100,000-200,000 he agreed to raise four years ago. He donated the maximum $50,000 allowable to Obama’s inauguration fund in 2009. Roche’s wife, Ritsuko Hattori-Roche, along with Roche’s business partner Don Yang,...
  • Obama bundler tied to Chinese government?

    10/08/2012 11:05:20 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10:01 am on October 8, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Most Republicans recall the Doodad Pro controversy from almost exactly four years ago, where Team Obama campaign websites turned off credit card security checks that allowed fraudulent and foreign donations to flow into the campaign. Could that be happening again? According to a new independent report from the Government Accountability Institute and reported by Breitbart, not only is it actually happening again — it’s actually gotten worse. A bundler for Barack Obama has set up a shady website operation to collect donations to the campaign, but it’s based in Shanghai, and the bundler has ties to the Chinese government: In...
  • Claim: Obama campaign illegally solicited foreign donors via social media website

    10/08/2012 8:56:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 8, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign has been soliciting foreigners for donations, an explosive report from the conservative Government Accountability Institute (GAI) shows. Those foreign donors are allegedly visiting the Obama campaign’s donation solicitation Web pages through a social media website the campaign controls, and through an outside website that serves mostly Internet users from outside the United States. About 20 percent of visitors to the “” social media website “originated from foreign locations,” the report found. That Web address is owned and controlled by the Obama re-election campaign. “At no point during the [website's] subscription process is a visitor asked...
  • Report: solicits foreign contributions for prez

    10/08/2012 8:56:44 AM PDT · by Snuph · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 8, 2012 |
    -- Obama Campaign Lacks the Industry-Standard Level Of Credit Card Security For Donations, But Uses It For Merchandise Purchases: To purchase Obama campaign merchandise, the campaign requires buyers to enter their credit card CVV security code, but does not require the credit card security code to be entered when making an online campaign donation. By GAI's estimates, the Obama campaign's failure to utilize industry-standard protections potentially costs the campaign millions in extra processing fees.
  • Report: Obama Campaign Soliciting Foreign Donations (Again)

    10/08/2012 9:03:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | October 8, 2012 | Bryan Preston
    The Government Accountability Institute released a blockbuster study today on the issue of foreign donations in American politics, and in particular, the Obama campaign. The study determined three key findings: The absence of the industry-standard CVV and unknown use of AVS anti-fraud security for online credit card donations. The presence of a branded, major third-party owned website ( redirects its 68% foreign traffic to a campaign donation page. Active foreign solicition using indiscriminate email solicitations and exposure to social media. The branded site,, was created in Shanghai, China, by an Obama bundler, but its present registration information is hidden....
  • Bombshell: Owned by Bundler in Shanghai with Business Ties to Chinese Government

    10/08/2012 5:56:50 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 143 replies
    breitbart ^ | October 8, 2012 | Wynton Hall
    In an explosive report set to send shockwaves through official Washington, the Government Accountability Institute (GAI) released a 108-page GAI investigation into the threat of foreign and fraudulent Internet campaign donations in U.S. federal elections
  • The Biggest Skin Cancer Breakthrough In 30 Years (Designed by Bristol-Myers and Roche)

    06/07/2011 7:09:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/07/2011 | Robert Johnson
    A newly developed pair of drugs has been shown to be successful in the treatment of the deadly skin cancer melanoma. Designed by Bristol-Myers and Roche, to work in different ways, the drugs vemurafenib and Yervoy have successfully treated late-stage patients who, according to WebMD had precious few options in the past. Dr. James Larkin worked on the trials of both drugs and said this is the first advancement in melanoma treatment since the 1970s. This makes these the first drugs to prolong survival from a type of cancer that claims the lives of more than one in 10 of...
  • Grocer gives $20m for Catholic education

    03/17/2010 8:08:33 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 16 replies · 413+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | March 15, 2010 | Lisa Wangsness
    Patrick Roche, an 80-year-old grocer who credits a parochial school in Roslindale with helping his family when his mother died, said yesterday he is giving $20 million to a Boston College center that is attempting to revitalize the nation’s struggling Catholic schools. Roche, the cofounder of Roche Brothers supermarkets, joins a small but prominent group of wealthy Boston Catholics who are increasingly devoting their philanthropy to Catholic schools at a time when the Archdiocese of Boston has been closing several small parish schools each year. “It hurts, really, to think of what’s going on with the financial trouble,’’ Roche, who...
  • Wal-Mart, CVS, Best Buy join Glenn Beck boycott

    08/17/2009 7:29:33 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 163 replies · 7,235+ views ^ | August 17, 2009 | Allahpundit
    Mind you, this is a guy who beat Hannity — a show that airs in primetime — in both total viewers and the demo last Friday at 5 p.m. Every last one of these advertisers is simply biding their time, wondering how long they have to wait until nutroots wrath is appeased and they can start advertising on Beck’s show again. I give it six months. Less if Greta gets dumped and GB ends up moved to 10 p.m. Twenty companies have pulled their ads from Beck’s show in just the last two weeks. The moves come after the Fox...
  • U.S. panel sees brain cancer benefit with Roche drug (Fast Track for Kennedy Drug)

    04/01/2009 3:57:54 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 1 replies · 178+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 31, 2009 | Susan Heavey
    Early data for Roche Holding AG's drug Avastin shows enough promise in treating patients with a certain brain cancer to be considered for quick approval, a U.S. advisory panel said on Tuesday. The drugmaker is seeking accelerated approval to market the drug for patients diagnosed with a recurrence of the particularly deadly disease after trying other therapies first. The drug, made by its recently acquired Genentech unit, is already used to treat lung, colon and breast cancers. Data from two early studies showed enough of a response in patients whose disease did not advance and some whose tumors decreased in...
  • Roche makes $89 per share cash offer for rest Genentech, or $43.7 billion

    07/20/2008 11:01:24 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 64+ views
    Thomson Financial ^ | July 21, 2008
    Excerpt - BASEL (Thomson Financial) - Roche Holdings AG said has proposed to acquire the outstanding publicly held interest in Genentech Inc. at $89.00 per share in cash, or a total payment of approximately $43.7 billion to equity holders of Genentech other than Roche. Roche acquired a majority in Genentech in 1990 and currently owns 55.9 percent of all outstanding shares. ~ snip ~
  • Democrats for Boeing-The truth about the tanker deal

    03/15/2008 5:37:09 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 42 replies · 2,189+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 3-24-08 | Christian Lowe
    Democrats for Boeing The truth about the tanker deal. by Christian Lowe 03/24/2008, Volume 013, Issue 27 It was one of those insider deals that give the defense industry a bad name, conjuring up images of smoke-filled negotiations between the brass and corporate fat cats in plush leather chairs. By the time it was over, two fat cats were in jail, a top Pentagon official had been forced to resign, a corporate CEO had lost his job, and the reputation of an iconic company that had served American troops for decades had suffered irreparable damage. Then it turned out it...
  • FDA: Flu drugs affecting kids' behavior

    11/25/2007 5:52:07 PM PST · by neverdem · 27 replies · 420+ views
    San Luis Obispo Tribune ^ | Nov. 23, 2007 | NA
    Associated Press Government health regulators recommended adding label precautions about neurological problems seen in children who have taken flu drugs made by Roche and GlaxoSmithKline. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday released its safety review of Roche's Tamiflu and Glaxo's Relenza. Next week, an outside group of pediatric experts is scheduled to review the safety of several such drugs when used in children. FDA began reviewing Tamiflu's safety in 2005 after receiving reports of children experiencing neurological problems, including hallucinations and convulsions. Twenty-five patients under age 21 have died while taking the drug, most of them in Japan. Five...
  • Anna Nicole Smith: Once More, the Fairy Tale Turns Nightmare

    02/11/2007 7:51:38 PM PST · by nmh · 20 replies · 939+ views ^ | Sunday, February 11, 2007 | Susan Estrich
    LOS ANGELES — On Thursday, the world stopped for the death of Anna Nicole Smith. Harvard is electing its first woman president, and the country may be ready to do the same, but the woman of the hour was the one who, as the producer of her most recent film put it, “had the market cornered on the dumb blonde act.” Why is there still such a vibrant market for “the dumb blonde act?” “People will see that maybe I have a little talent and will take me serious as an actress,” she said, in explaining her decision to star...
  • Anna's Death Fridge -- Methadone and Slim-Fast

    02/11/2007 6:16:22 PM PST · by Perdogg · 19 replies · 1,441+ views
    TMZ ^ | Posted Feb 11th 2007 12:46PM | TMZ Staff
    TMZ has obtained a photo of the inside of Anna Nicole Smith's refrigerator taken after she died, and the contents are shocking on several levels. TMZ has 100% verified the authenticity of this photo.
  • George Roche, Captain of Hillsdale Ship

    06/04/2006 10:51:27 PM PDT · by logician2u · 11 replies · 538+ views
    Human Events ^ | May 16, 2006 | Ron Trowbridge
    George Roche, Captain of Hillsdale Ship by Ron TrowbridgePosted May 16, 2006George Roche, president of Hillsdale College for 28 years, from l971 to l999, died May 5 at age 70. His body had been torn by diabetes most of his life. It is nearly impossible to exaggerate his accomplishments. He made Hillsdale College what it is, even today where the foundation he established remains, with the college presently building upon it. He was the captain of the ship, steering the boat and giving us mates direction. He gave the college the best faculty and the best students it had ever...
  • A Cheaper Way to Fight the Flu

    04/30/2006 9:40:41 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies · 577+ views
    ScienceNOW Daily News ^ | 26 April 2006 | Martin Enserink
    Making oseltamivir, the antiviral drug that has become the world's first-line defense if an influenza pandemic strikes, is a long and complicated process. But in papers published online yesterday by the Journal of the American Chemical Society, two research teams say they have found alternative synthetic routes that could make oseltamivir--better known by its brand name Tamiflu--easier to produce and perhaps affordable for developing countries too. More than 65 countries have ordered stockpiles of oseltamivir; Roche, the Swiss company that produces it, is rapidly ramping up production capacity, and generic drug makers have started producing oseltamivir as well (ScienceNOW, 21...
  • The threat is real (Andrew Bolt)

    11/09/2005 1:30:04 AM PST · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies · 1,986+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 9th November 2005 | Andrew Bolt
    SO it wasn't a political stunt. It isn't about Iraq. And the threat of Islamist terror right here is more real than many pretend. How real? If the police are right, they have saved scores of you from being blown up -- as people in Madrid and London were blown up. As NSW Police Commissioner Ken Moroney put it, the arrest yesterday of 17 Muslim men disrupted "the final stages of a large-scale terrorist attack". He said explosive material had already been collected. Yet only last week, Prime Minister John Howard was pilloried by many for having warned of an...
  • Ousted Army Chief Blasts Bush Iraq Policy

    09/02/2003 8:53:08 PM PDT · by CoolGuyVic · 42 replies · 3,138+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 09/02/03 | ROBERT BURNS, AP Military Writer
    Ousted Army Chief Blasts Bush Iraq Policy Tue Sep 2, 4:49 PM ET By ROBERT BURNS, AP Military Writer WASHINGTON - Thomas E. White, forced to resign as Army secretary in May, has fired back in a book that describes the Bush administration's postwar effort in Iraq (news - web sites) as "anemic" and "totally inadequate." The book, which presents a blueprint for revitalizing Iraq, asserts that the administration underestimated the difficulty of putting that country back on its feet after the fall of Saddam Hussein (news - web sites). "Clearly the view that the war to `liberate' Iraq would...
  • Lawsuit over terrorist's lunch

    11/24/2004 8:21:44 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies · 677+ views
    CONVICTED terrorist will have to wait until next year to argue a claim that prison authorities are discriminating against him by not serving enough halal meat. Halal meat, including chicken and beef, has to be killed in the presence of a Muslim who prays to Allah as the carcass is left to bleed out.
  • Roche Resigns From U.S. Air Force

    11/16/2004 6:33:22 PM PST · by crushelits · 2 replies · 654+ views ^ | Tuesday, November 16, 2004 | Reuters
    U.S. Air Force Secretary James Roche has resigned, the Pentagon said in a statement Tuesday. Roche, a 23-year Navy veteran and former Northrop Grumman Corp. executive, told Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld in early October that he planned to retire at the end of the first term of the Bush administration, the statement said. "Jim Roche has led the Air Force during an important period in history," Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said during a visit to Quito, Ecuador. "Combined with his distinguished career with the U.S. Navy, Secretary Roche has served our country capably and with honor." more...
  • Roche couldn't recruit, court hears

    05/26/2004 3:50:17 AM PDT · by Piefloater · 1 replies · 124+ views
    Terror suspect Jack Roche failed in his only attempt to recruit for an Australian al-Qaeda cell before being ordered to abandon the plan by Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Bashir, a court was told. Roche, 50, is on trial in Perth District Court for plotting to bomb the Israeli Embassy in Canberra. In earlier excerpts of a taped interview Roche gave to the Australian Federal Police (AFP), which were played to the trial jury, Roche named Bashir as the leader of South-East Asian terror network Jemaah Islamiah (JI), which was blamed for the Bali bombing in 2002. Bashir, who is facing...
  • Australian al-Qaeda cell plan revealed in court

    05/25/2004 4:09:15 AM PDT · by Piefloater · 136+ views
    Islamic convert Jack Roche was asked to set up an Australian al-Qaeda cell whose members would be trained in explosives and sniper techniques, a court was told today. British-born Roche, 50, is on trial in Perth District Court for plotting to bomb the Israeli embassy in Canberra, and as a consequence, harm diplomatic staff. He has denied the charge. The trial jury was today played a further instalment of a nine-hour videotape of an interview with Roche conducted by two Australian Federal Police agents in November 2002. During the interview, Roche said he travelled to Kandahar in March 2000 where...
  • New Cancer Test Stirs Hope and Concern

    02/02/2004 7:14:04 PM PST · by neverdem · 5 replies · 513+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 3, 2004 | ANDREW POLLACK
    Jill Doimer's mother died in 2002 from ovarian cancer, detected too late to be effectively treated. So Ms. Doimer is eagerly awaiting the introduction of a new test that holds the promise of detecting early-stage ovarian cancer far more accurately than any test available now, using only blood from a finger prick. Not only does she plan to be tested, but an advocacy group she helped found, Ovarian Awareness of Kentucky, also intends to spread the word to women and doctors. "If it's going to happen to me or anyone I know, I want it to be caught at an...
  • SLATE and Kaplan Take on Rumsfeld's Transformation Agenda

    05/08/2003 4:58:17 PM PDT · by CaptIsaacDavis · 7 replies · 345+ views
    SLATE ^ | May 6, 2003 | Fred Kaplan
    MY TITLE above...This is an excerpt... "By Fred Kaplan It was thoroughly predictable that, after the swift victory in Gulf War II, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld would wage his next war against the hidebound generals of the U.S. Army. Now that war has begun. Rumsfeld fired his first shots last Thursday night when he let it be known that a man named James G. Roche will be his new secretary of the Army. Roche is an extremely intriguing—and, to any senior Army officer, an equally shocking—candidate for the job. First, he's a 23-year veteran, and retired captain, of the...
  • Australian accused of plot to bomb embassies

    11/18/2002 6:43:33 PM PST · by Dundee · 25 replies · 273+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | November 19 2002
    Australian accused of plot to bomb embassies An Australian man charged after a series of counter-terrorism raids this month allegedly planned to bomb Israeli diplomatic buildings in Canberra and Sydney. The 49-year-old man, named as Jack Roche, was arrested in Perth late last night over an alleged plan to bomb diplomatic posts in Australia. The Australian Federal Police said he faced a charge of conspiracy to bomb diplomatic premises in Australia when he appears in the Perth Court of Petty Sessions this morning. AFP general manager national operations Ben McDevitt said his arrest was not connected to the Bali bombings....