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  • Trump supporters were 'running for their lives' after San Jose rally, police report says

    06/08/2016 7:02:10 PM PDT · by SteveH · 84 replies
    san jose mercury news ^ | 6/8/2016 | Mark Gomez, mgomez@bayareanewsgroup.com
    Two undercover police officers at a Donald Trump rally last week said they saw Trump supporters "get punched, kicked and pushed" and "running for their lives," according to a police report. The plainclothes officers said they did not intervene for fear their own safety would be jeopardized as the estimated 400 protesters developed a "mob mentality." The officers' observations were included in the arrest report of Antonio Moses Fernandez, 19, of San Jose, who is accused of throwing a metal barrier into a police skirmish line following the Trump rally June 2 outside the San Jose Convention Center. Fernandez made...
  • Weekly Prepper Thread

    06/03/2016 7:38:13 AM PDT · by TMSuchman · 53 replies
    Myself | June,3,2016 | Mike Suchman
    Greeting Everyone. It is time once again for some more thought provoking ideas & discussion. I've been getting some FReep mail about some ideas for this thread. One of which covers, if you & your family do have to "bug-out" where do you go to & how are you guys going to get there. There are several lines of thought on this, depending on the disaster you are prepping for. Are you [like me] looking at a total grid down [via either natural or man made] or are you worried about Yellowstone super volcano going off, or is it an...
  • Mississippi superintendent backtracks on transgender policy

    05/19/2016 1:32:27 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 17 replies
    AP ^ | May 18, 2016 | Jeff Amy
    Under fire from the governor and many Republican legislators, the Mississippi Department of Education now says it won't follow new federal guidance on use of bathrooms and locker rooms by transgender students.... State Superintendent Carey Wright made the announcement, ... saying the department would "follow the lead of state leadership" and take no action until the state Board of Education discusses the situation. Mississippi education officials had said they would follow the guidance by federal authorities calling for transgender students to be treated consistently with their gender identity. They cited a need for a "safe and caring school environment." The...
  • Oakland PD cancels Cinco de Mayo DUI checkpoints to avoid offending anyone

    05/07/2016 8:35:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 7, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    It’s the little things that make life special, but it may also be the little things that let you know when you’ve truly developed a problem. If you happen to live in the greater Oakland, California area, this story is the sort of indicator which just might let you know it’s time to leave. We’ve seen too many stories of political correctness infecting the government to count here, and occasionally it washes over into the field of law enforcement, but this one is simply staggering. The Oakland PD had scheduled a series of sobriety checkpoints around the city for Cinco...
  • Feds appoint safety experts to Metro board (Washington DC)

    04/29/2016 7:38:32 AM PDT · by deks · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/28/16 | Melanie Zanona
    The Department of Transportation is appointing three new members to the board that oversees Washingtons Metrorail system to improve safety at the beleaguered transit agency. The announcement on Thursday comes amid heavy frustration with Metros continued safety problems and rail disruptions, including an unprecedented shutdown of the entire system for emergency inspections last month. Building a safety culture is not easy and requires relentless focus at every level, said Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx in a statement. These three new Federal members will build on our promise to bring a laser-like focus on making the transit system of our nations capital...
  • Weekly Prepper Thread

    04/08/2016 1:37:59 PM PDT · by TMSuchman · 13 replies
    Myself | April 8,2016 | Mike Suchman
    Hello Everyone, it is time to once again to open our mind/s to the realms of saving our & families arse/s when things go from bad to worse. I would have posted up last week, but I & my family were under the weather, so I had to play nurse to the 3 of us. So now let us discuss property management. For me, we have 5 acres here in eastern central Mo. by the mighty Mississippi River [way above the flood plains too]. But about 1/3 of my property is over grown with trees & invasive plants. And in...
  • Headlight study: Drivers not seeing as far as they should

    04/03/2016 9:02:04 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 49 replies
    ksfy.com ^ | 4-1-16 | Bridget Bennett
    Theres a lot to consider when buying a new car, but headlights are rarely on anyone's top checklist; now a new study says its something drivers should seriously consider. The first ever headlight test was conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety this week and researchers say the results are dismal. Only one new car model received a good rating. The 2016 Toyota Prius with led headlights received the best rating in the study, while some higher-end cars were in the bottom tier. The study says headlights should illuminate at least 300 feet ahead, but many of the new...
  • NFL CHANGES RULES FOR SAFETY

    04/01/2016 11:21:58 AM PDT · by PROCON · 25 replies
    spectator.org ^ | April 1, 2016 | Happy Jack Feder
    In a pro-active and ground-shaking response to the ever-growing trend of criticism of safety concerns in the National Football League, Commissioner Roger Goodell today issued a press release detailing sweeping reforms to the game. The press release is presented here in its entirety. The National Football League Commission and team owners regard the physical short term and long term health of its 1,800 active players as paramount. We began radically improving safety in the early 1970s with major advancements to the helmet, and steadily continued on that path by instituting new and better rules, especially in the area of...
  • Heres how to really make America great again

    03/30/2016 12:59:55 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Market Watch ^ | March 17, 2016 | Jeff Reeves
    What the heck is wrong with us? On Wednesday, Washington, D.C.s entire Metro subway system shut down with almost no notice to perform emergency inspections, just days after a cable fire crippled three lines. The nations second-busiest rail system has been plagued by safety problems in recent years, including a 2015 incident where smoke from an electrical malfunction killed one person and a deadly 2009 crash on the systems Red Line that killed nine people. And with a new Metro chief that has been vocal about returning to a culture that puts safety first, many say that Wednesdays move is...
  • Washington DC is shutting down the entire subway system on Wednesday with no notice - safety checks

    03/16/2016 2:24:19 AM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/15/16 | Kelly Mclaughlin & AP
    Washington DC is shutting down the entire subway system on Wednesday with no notice for urgent safety checks The entire Washington, DC, subway system will shut down for at least 29 hours to inspect electrical components on the tracks following a fire near one of the system's tunnels, officials said on Tuesday. The shutdown comes after a fire broke out on Monday about 4.30am in the tunnel outside the McPherson Square station in downtown Washington. The fire led to delays on the orange, blue and silver lines, which go through the station. The Metro subway system will shut down at...
  • TRUMP CHICAGO RALLY POSTPONED FOR SAFETY REASONS

    03/11/2016 4:35:04 PM PST · by dynoman · 721 replies
    Trump rally in Chicago has been postponed for safety reasons— RSBN (@RSBNetwork) March 12, 2016
  • Transportation funding expected to fall $6B short in Pennsylvania

    02/08/2016 12:54:21 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | February 1, 2016 | Melissa Daniels
    Pennsylvania will be about $6 billion short of being able to fund all the projects legislators promised their constituents during passage of Act 89, the transportation funding bill of 2013. Secretary Leslie Richards will break the news to the Senate Transportation Committee when she testifies Tuesday, according to a copy of her testimony obtained by the Tribune-Review. Pennsylvania's 12-year transportation plan covers about 2,800 projects at a cost of about $34 billion. But that exceeds the $28 billion in revenue projected to come in for that time frame. “The Corbett administration over promised projects by at least $6 billion compared...
  • Congress Passes Long-Term Highway Bill Including Heller’s I-11 Extension

    02/02/2016 1:10:04 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    KOLO News Now 8 ABC ^ | December 3, 2015 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — After years of stymied efforts to address the nation's aging and congested highways and transit systems, Congress found the sweet spot for passage on Thursday — a 5-year, $305 billion bill laden with enough industry favors, parochial projects, safety improvements and union demands to gain overwhelming support. The bill was approved 359 to 65 in the House, and 83 to 16 in the Senate. The bill now goes to the White House for President Barack Obama's signature.
  • Safe Boating Tips (FReepers are Lousy Boaters)

    01/05/2016 2:00:33 PM PST · by VRW Conspirator · 26 replies
    Discover Boating ^ | Unknown | Unattributed
    No matter how much experience you have, it's always a good idea for everyone to review boating safety rules before departures. Below you will find 10 basic boating safety tips to help you stay safe: 1.Be Weather-Wise Always check local weather conditions before departure; TV and radio forecasts can be a good source of information. If you notice darkening clouds, volatile and rough changing winds or sudden drops in temperature, play it safe by getting off the water. 2.Follow a Pre-Departure Checklist Proper boating safety includes being prepared for any possibility on the water. Following a pre-departure checklist is the...
  • How to Develop the Situational Awareness of Jason Bourne

    12/24/2015 10:22:01 AM PST · by Baynative · 110 replies
    The art of Manliness ^ | Feb 2015 | Brett & Kate McKay
    There's a scene at the beginning of The Bourne Identity where the film's protagonist is sitting in a diner, trying to figure out who he is and why he has a bunch of passports and a gun stashed in a safety deposit box. Bourne also notices that he, well, notices things that other people don't. ~snip~ ...situational awareness is simply knowing what's going on around you. It sounds easy in principle, but in reality requires much practice. And while it is taught to soldiers, law enforcement officers, and yes, government-trained assassins, it's an important skill for civilians to learn as...
  • Texas universities bracing for concealed guns in campus buildings (about freaking time!)

    11/10/2015 3:32:51 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 10 replies
    Texas lawmakers made carrying a concealed weapon in campus buildings legal as of next August, but opponents are already trying to forestall enforcement by creating gun-free zones. The resistance comes as similar measures are being debated in Florida, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin. Texas is among eight states that allow concealed carrying of weapons on public college campuses. The other states are Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi, Oregon, Utah and Wisconsin, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
  • Julianne Moore launches Hollywood gun safety campaign (stars to use their creativity & visibility)

    10/14/2015 4:07:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 63 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/14/15
    **SNIP** "I was like, 'I've had it,'" she said. "I said to my husband, 'I've got to do something. This is the one thing that I need to say something about. This is my responsibility as a parent.'" The actress said she went through her address book alphabetically to ask who wanted to be involved. The 80 Hollywood stars have signed a pledge that reads: "By signing our names to this statement, we commit to use our creativity and visibility in the months ahead to help drive real change. "While these are just the first steps, we pledge to use...
  • Automakers commit to put automatic brakes in all cars [Braking News!]

    09/12/2015 10:37:46 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    phys.org ^ | September 11, 2015 | By Joan Lowy
    <p>Ten automakers have committed to the government and a private safety group that they will include automatic emergency braking in all new cars, a step transportation officials say could significantly reduce traffic deaths and injuries.</p> <p>But safety advocates were swift to criticize the effort as a backroom deal that allows automakers to avoid the possibility that the Transportation Department will impose a legal requirement for inclusion of the braking systems in cars and set binding standards for the technology.</p>
  • Feel-Good Story: Teen Volunteers to 'Guard' Police Officer Pumping Gas

    09/07/2015 10:27:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 7, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    In Harris County, Texas, where Deputy Darren Goforth was recently killed execution style while he was pumping gas into his patrol car, a teenagers act of kindness has gone viral. Early Thursday morning Deputy Constable Tommi Jones Kelley was pumping gas into her patrol car when a teen walked up to her and said, maam, do you mind if I stand here behind you while u [sic] get ur [sic] gas? Kelley explained on Facebook. My initial response was and why? his reply, to make sure You [sic] stay safe!"
  • A Different Kind of Reality Check After 15 Years, Mainstream Media is Finally Catching Up to Me

    A Different Kind of Reality Check After 15 Years, Mainstream Media is Finally Catching Up to Me 15 years ago, I asked a very pointed question in a press release sent to the National Wire Service immediately following the killings at Columbine High School. A few days after the Virginia Tech Massacre, I again asked the same very direct question. After the Newton Connecticut massacre, I once again asked the very same pointed question After all the latest mass shootings, I dont have to ask the question anymore because the mainstream media has finally listened to me and are asking...
  • China explosion: City of Shandong rocked as huge blast rips through chemical factory

    08/31/2015 11:49:43 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 62 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | August 31, 2015 | Alex Wellman
    A massive explosion has ripped through a region in China. (snip) The explosion was seen and heard in the industrial zone of Lijin, Dongying City of Shandong, just before 11.30pm local time.
  • Female viagra 'to get the green light'... but drug is still plagued with safety risks

    08/17/2015 2:59:18 AM PDT · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/16/15 | Louise Eccles
    A drug dubbed the female Viagra is set to be approved by a US watchdog this week paving the way for its arrival in the UK. Industry experts claim flibanserin could be given the green light within days, making it the first officially sanctioned drug for low female sex drive on the market. Unlike its male equivalent, the drug combats a flagging libido not by targeting the genitals but the pleasure centre of a womans brain, with women who took the pill every day in trials having sex more frequently and enjoying it more.
  • Greeks Cant Tap Cash, Gold, Silver In Bank Safety Deposit Boxes

    07/14/2015 9:04:18 AM PDT · by grumpygresh · 31 replies
    ETF Daily News ^ | 7/14/15 | unattributed
    Capital controls have been in place in Greece since the start of the month to protect the banks from mass withdrawals by nervous Greeks. They have rightly been concerned about their savings, the collapse of the banking system and the loss of their savings in deposit confiscations or bail-ins.
  • On Asias Flights, Potentially Dangerous Mistakes Go Unreported

    07/14/2015 5:26:20 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal. ^ | 10/14/14 | Daniel Stacey
    Last year, an Indian Jet Airways Boeing 777 accidentally dropped 2,500 feet while its captain was asleep and its co-pilot was absorbed in her tablet device. It was a serious mishap known as an altitude bust that put the plane in the wrong part of the sky where it could have collided with another jet. The pilots and airline never reported the incident to authorities. Word only reached Indias Director General of Civil Aviation a few days later when an anonymous tipster alerted officials. Jet Airways suspended the captain and co-pilot after regulators opened an investigation. An airline spokesman said...
  • Suppressors: 40-state-legal; two more Maybe Soon

    05/28/2015 12:51:18 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 8 replies
    WeaponsMan ^ | May 28, 2015 | Hognose
    Last time we looked at suppressor legality, it was up to 37 of the 50 United States. (Theyre banned in DC and all the Territories if memory serves). But that was months ago, so it was time to check again, just in time to learn that Minnesota, which banned suppressors for many years, legalized them, becoming State #40 to allow citizens who comply with the Federal National Firearms Act to own them. Even Minnesotas anti-gun, anti-2nd-Amendment governor, Mark Dayton, signed the bill. A similar bill is on Vermont Governor Peter Shumlins desk. It is a very small change in the...
  • Which is the safest big city in the world?

    05/27/2015 7:51:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 05/27/2015
    Its not a recent initiative, but as far as unusual and effective measures to improve road-traffic safety go, mime is still hard to beat. In the mid-90s, Bogots then-mayor, Antanas Mockus, employed more than 400 mime artists to stand guard at pedestrian crossings, showing wordless displeasure to reckless pedestrians and drivers who violated traffic rules and put lives at risk. The experiment was included on the list of 100 Promising Practices on Safer Cities, a collection of global initiatives commissioned last year by UN-Habitat the branch of the United Nations which looks at how to make an...
  • Safe Boating Tips (FReepers are lousy boaters)

    05/22/2015 1:28:45 PM PDT · by VRW Conspirator · 54 replies
    Discover Boating ^ | Unattributed
    No matter how much experience you have, its always a good idea for everyone to review boating safety rules before departures. Below you will find 10 basic boating safety tips to help you stay safe: 1.Be Weather-Wise Always check local weather conditions before departure; TV and radio forecasts can be a good source of information. If you notice darkening clouds, volatile and rough changing winds or sudden drops in temperature, play it safe by getting off the water. 2.Follow a Pre-Departure Checklist Proper boating safety includes being prepared for any possibility on the water. Following a pre-departure checklist is the...
  • Delaney visits Hagerstown to push corporate-funded infrastructure bill

    05/19/2015 11:12:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Hagerstown Herald-Mail ^ | May 6, 2015 | Don Aines
    Rep. John Delaney was in Hagerstown Wednesday to pitch his proposal for long-term funding of transportation and other infrastructure projects by repatriating the overseas earnings of American corporations. "There hasn't been anything really transformative to put a lot of money into infrastructure," Delaney, D-Md., told a small group of businesspeople at Bulls & Bears restaurant. He pointed out that the federal gas tax the primary source of revenue for the Highway Trust Fund has not been increased since the early 1990s, in part, because it is politically unpopular. It also is a regressive tax that hits lower-income people...
  • Federal Workplace Safety Agency (OSHA) Takes On Transgender Restroom Access

    05/05/2015 2:25:27 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 5, 2015 | Jeryl Bier
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) isn't just about hard hats and safer machinery anymore. The federal government agency charged with regulating workplace conditions has formed an "alliance" with a "national social justice advocacy organization for transgender people" primarily to promote gender-appropriate restroom access. The agreement, signed on April 27, is part of a larger OSHA program to partner with groups "committed to worker safety and health to prevent workplace fatalities, injuries, and illnesses."
  • No helmets or seat belts? Baby boomers lived dangerously by today's standards

    04/14/2015 3:48:13 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 71 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 4/14/15 | JEFF STRICKLER
    By todays safety standards, every baby boomer should have been dead by the time we were 12. We defied danger on a daily basis. We never knew that we were doing risky things, of course; we just thought that we were having fun. Nonetheless, we spent our days immersed in activities that wed never for a second allow our children or grandchildren to do. Or even think about doing. Here are some of the ways we courted trouble:
  • Texas GOP Lawmaker Introduces Bill Abolishing Gun Free Zones

    03/25/2015 8:17:24 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/25/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On March 24 Texas state representative Drew Springer (R-Muenster) introduced legislation to abolish gun free zones throughout the state of Texas. Springer argued that so doing would not only protect but also advance the rights of Texass approximately 826,000 concealed handgun license holders.
  • Canadian Prime Minister, Guns Important To Safety, And Slow Police Response

    03/17/2015 10:13:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    gunsnfreedom.com ^ | 3/15/2015 | Tim
    When asked about new firearms legislation at an event in Saskatoon, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said there are too many restrictions on gun ownership, which he added is important for the livelihoods of rural people, recreation and personal safety according to CTV. My wifes from a rural area and obviously gun ownership wasnt just for the farm, but was for a certain level of security when youre a ways away from immediate police assistance, he said during a question-and-answer session with the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities.
  • Brilliant: 6.5 Million Social Security Numbers Exist for People Over the Age of 112

    03/10/2015 4:46:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 9, 2015 | Sarah Jean Seman
    There are more than 6.5 million Americans over the age of 112, according to the Social Security Administration. If you are wondering about the accuracy of this count, youare not alone.After a man attempted to open bank accounts using active Social Security Numbers from both 1869 and 1893, the Office of the Inspector General decided to audit the SSA. They found that as of Oct. 2013, only 35 known individuals over the age of 112 are still living worldwide.The SSAs Numerical Identification System (often shortened to Numident), contains all the Social Security Numbers tracing back to 1936 when they were...
  • Psychedelic drugs not linked to mental health problems

    03/08/2015 5:15:46 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 46 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/08/2015
    TRONDHEIM, Norway, March 8 (UPI) A new study from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology has found there is no connection between psychedelic drugs and mental health issues. The researchers analyzed data from the U.S. National Health Survey (2008-2011). The data includes over 130,000 randomly selected adults, including nearly 20,000 psychedelic drug users. The analysis showed people who use LSD or psilocybin mushrooms do not have an increased risk of mental health problems.
  • Saving lives: Improved vehicle designs bring down death rates

    02/11/2015 10:37:02 AM PST · by jjotto · 34 replies
    Insurance Institute for Highway Safety ^ | January 29, 2015 | unattributed
    The chances of dying in a crash in a late-model vehicle have fallen by more than a third in three years, the latest IIHS calculations of driver death rates show. Among 2011 models, a record nine vehicles have driver death rates of zero. However, the gap between the safest and riskiest models remains wide, and three cars have death rates exceeding 100 per million registered vehicle years... ...The list of models with the lowest death rates illustrates just how much vehicles have improved. Eight years ago, there were no models with driver death rates of zero (see Status Report special...
  • Drone Scare For LAX-Bound Flight Reignites Safety Debate

    02/10/2015 9:36:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | February 9, 2015 | Staff
    Drone-safety debates have inflamed after a pilot reported having a close encounter with a remote-controlled device at 4,000 feet while navigating a Southwest Airlines flightto LAX. The plane was making its final descent into the Los Angeles airport Sunday when the pilot reported the close call, according to audio obtained by NBC News:
  • Cat Issue

    01/21/2015 7:50:19 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 69 replies
    We had a serious cat issue tonight, and I'd like to post this so that others can avoid it. As some of you know, we acquired two young cats over the past couple of weeks. They've adjusted really well - they are male siblings; but something happened tonight. A friend of ours, another Cat person, gave us a bag of toys for the cats. There were lots of nice toys in there, but one of them was a very small, very silky mouse - small enough to fit into a cat's mouth (about an inch long). "They" make cat toys...
  • Odd Byproduct of Legal Marijuana: Homes That Blow Up

    01/17/2015 3:22:44 PM PST · by Zakeet · 48 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 17, 2015 | Jack Healy
    When Colorado legalized marijuana two years ago, nobody was quite ready for the problem of exploding houses. But that is exactly what firefighters, courts and lawmakers across the state are confronting these days: amateur marijuana alchemists who are turning their kitchens and basements into Breaking Bad-style laboratories, using flammable chemicals to extract potent drops of a marijuana concentrate commonly called hash oil, and sometimes accidentally blowing up their homes and lighting themselves on fire in the process.
  • Maryland couple want free-range kids, but not all do

    01/15/2015 5:02:57 AM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 114 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | January 14, 2015 | Donna St. George
    It was a one-mile walk home from a Silver Spring park on Georgia Avenue on a Saturday afternoon. But what the parents saw as a moment of independence for their 10-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter, they say authorities viewed much differently. Danielle and Alexander Meitiv say they are being investigated for neglect for the Dec. 20 trek in a case they say reflects a clash of ideas about how safe the world is and whether parents are free to make their own choices about raising their children. We wouldnt have let them do it if we didnt think they...
  • Stairway to Safety - Climbing to the top of a 1700 foot tall tower to change a light bulb

    11/21/2014 4:33:15 PM PST · by kingattax · 27 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb 19, 2013 | Todd Horning
    We made this video for all of the climbers in the tower industry who believe in safety. Nick Bassarab and Todd Horning from Safety One Training Inc. climb to the top of a 1700 foot tall tower to change a couple light bulbs while using 100% attachment the whole time. www.safetyoneinc.com for more information on safe climbing and work at height practices.
  • Ebola: Protect Yourself (Since The Government Wont)

    10/24/2014 6:12:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2014 | Joanne Moudy
    While theres been a lot of sex, lies, and videotape about the highly contagious and fatal disease known as Ebola, not much accurate advice has been offered to folks at home on how to avoid it. So Im going to switch hats for this column and offer some thoughts from an old, E.R. trauma nurse. Supposedly, the disease made its way to our country via only one Patient Zero. But considering the history of disinformation the CDC is known for, most notably AIDS, its tough to take them seriously. The CDCs early blas attitude and misdirection contributed to the spreading...
  • 'Parents are Key' to success of National Teen Driver Safety Week, says CDC

    10/23/2014 10:30:43 AM PDT · by Prophet2520 · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/23/2014 | Reuters
    This is National Teen Driver Safety Week, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hopes its Parents are Key campaign will help parents encourage safe driving habits.
  • Trusting This Administration On Ebola, Or Anything Else, Is Insanity

    10/20/2014 6:00:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    Maybe the White House could organize a coherent response to the myriad problems exploding all over the place if this was an amorphous community instead of an actual country. We are seeing a real-life PowerPoint demonstration explaining exactly what happens when you turn the Executive Branch over to people who have never executed anything more complex than a sit-in at the local welfare office. Since everything they touch turns to failure, their response is to lie. And everyone sees it. Everyone except Chet. Chet is my unicorn. Im a lawyer and get paid to watch equivocating weasels twist in the...
  • How Did Nigeria Quash Its Ebola Outbreak So Quickly?

    10/18/2014 3:30:26 PM PDT · by Veto! · 18 replies
    Scientific American ^ | October 18, 2014 | Katherine Harmon Courage
    What we can learn from the boot leather, organization and quick response times that stopped Ebola from spreading in this African nation .the rapid action after Nigeria's index patient was diagnosed helped keep the outbreak from spreading more widely. "In contrast the initial outbreak in Guinea remained undetected for several weeks," they wrote. "This detection delay facilitated the transnational spread of the virus to Sierra Leone and Liberia while difficulties and at times inability to track and contain infectious individuals compounded the situation and resulted in an as yet uncontrolled epidemic in these countries."
  • Ebola

    10/13/2014 10:48:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2014 | Rich Galen
    I have no interest in adding to the rising level of fear-mongering and finger-pointing that we're reading, hearing, and seeing about Ebola. It is scary enough without a bunch of people running around like a character in an Edvard Munch painting. I just looked this up. According to webmd.com an outbreak"happens when a disease occurs in greater numbers than expected in a community or region or during a season." An epidemic "occurs when an infectious disease spreads rapidly to many people. In 2003, the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic took the lives of nearly 800 people worldwide." A pandemic...
  • Keep Ebola Out of America

    10/08/2014 6:55:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2014 | Dr Ben Carson
    As the Ebola infection rate and death toll continue to rise rapidly on the African continent, many of us have become complacent with the measures we have taken to protect Americans from this deadly disease. Other nations, such as England, have gone so far as to ban flights emanating from the affected regions of Africa. The Centers for Disease Control and various infectious-disease specialists have done a yeoman's job in their efforts to prevent infected individuals in our country from contaminating others. They have put excellent protocols in place that would virtually guarantee complete safety. Unfortunately, all of those valiant...
  • Colleges should spend less time on sexual political correctness

    09/29/2014 9:27:58 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29 September 2014 | Snejana Farberov for MailOnline
    "Self-described 'dissident feminist' Camille Paglia has written an op-ed piece for Time Magazine arguing that female college students are naive and careless about the true nature of men as sexual predators. Paglia, 67, a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, penned the column this week in reaction to the recent abduction of University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham, 18, who was last seen two weeks ago in the company of a 32-year-old nursing assistant. Jesse Matthew was captured in Texas last week and charged with abduction with intent to defile, but so far there is no sign...
  • 3 Mistakes Hannah Graham Made

    09/24/2014 6:17:26 AM PDT · by walford · 106 replies
    Townhall ^ | Sep 24, 2014 | Doug Giles
    Hannah Graham is straight-A, a second year University of Virginia student who has been missing since September 13th,2014. Typically, at this stage of the game it isnt looking good for Hannah. Her parents, as you can imagine, are beyond crushed. As of yesterday, the police have issued a search warrant for Jesse Matthew, who cops think was the last person to see Hannah Graham before she vanished. Last weekend Mr. & Mrs. Graham held a press conference thanking law enforcement and volunteers for their search efforts and letting folks know that this is a parents worse nightmare and that it...
  • Time to end Political Correctness at Airports

    09/05/2014 5:15:57 PM PDT · by rovenstinez · 28 replies
    Fox Radio News ^ | Sept. 5, 2014 | rovenstinez
    Yesterday at the DFW airport. It was strikingly difficult to talk to the Pakistani women selling food, with their head coverings, OBVIOUSLY pious Muslims. And turning around were Muslim Women with head coverings removing trash. I just WISH someone had the testicular power to tell these women if they want to work at an AIRPORT where travelers are sensitive about Muslim people that blow up things, they need to REMOVE their coverings, or go work at the local dry cleaning shop, or sell used tires. But to put them in the AIRPORTS knowing that all of the things that get...
  • 75 UN troops flee into Israel to escape Syrian rebels

    08/30/2014 4:22:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 34 replies
    Seventy-five UNDOF peacekeepers in the Golan Heights fled Syrian territory for the Israeli-controlled Golan on Saturday after their positions were attacked by rebel forces. An Israeli military spokesman confirmed that a number of UN peacekeepers entered Israel. He spoke on condition of anonymity. Channel 2 said 75 UN troops had crossed the borders, after two UN positions on the Syrian side of the border were targeted by al-Nusra rebel forces. Earlier in the day, the Philippine defense chief said that Filipino peacekeepers in the Golan Heights were attacked by Syrian rebels, who are also holding dozens of Fijian troops hostage....