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  • Leprosy Persists in Los Angeles County, and Elsewhere

    08/18/2019 11:59:22 AM PDT · by catnipman · 35 replies
    Medscape ^ | August 15, 2019 | Will Boggs MD
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Leprosy, also known as Hansen's disease, is rarely seen in the United States, but cases continue to emerge in Los Angeles County, a new report says. Dr. Ochoa and colleagues identified 187 patients with the disease in a review of medical records from their leprosy clinic spanning 1973 to 2018. Most patients were Latino, originating from Mexico, and they experienced a median delay in diagnosis of more than three years, the team reports JAMA Dermatology, online August 7.
  • How Pete Buttigieg found God

    08/18/2019 11:53:20 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 80 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/17/19 | Daniel Burke
    "Because my party's been so allergic to religious language, we've forgotten that people need to be made aware of their choice," Buttigieg told CNN. "I've got to speak up, if only to point out the hypocrisies of those now in power," he added. "Time will tell whether that's smart politically or not." Thus far, it seems to be working. Progressives, particularly LGBT Christians, have cheerfully circulated his critiques of the religious right and lauded the gay Christian's candidacy as a watershed moment for a community long shunted to the margins of church life. *** The son of a former Jesuit,...
  • 10 Republicans side with a foreign country over their fellow members of Congress

    08/18/2019 11:20:09 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    True Blue Media ^ | 16/8/19 | Oliver Willis
    At least 10 Republican members of Congress are supporting Israel's decision to block Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from entering the country after Trump specifically requested it. On Thursday, Trump tweeted that it would be a sign of "great weakness" if Israel allowed the two congresswomen, who have been outspoken critics of Trump, to enter the country. Later that day, Israel officially blocked their entrance. "Israel’s denial of entry to Congresswomen Tlaib and Omar is a sign of weakness, and beneath the dignity of the great State of Israel," Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement. Most...
  • Former acting ICE Director Tom Homan slams sheriff for releasing illegal immigrant, says he should..

    08/18/2019 10:55:37 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 18, 2019 | Nick Givas
    After a North Carolina sheriff released an illegal immigrant on bond in a child rape case, former acting ICE Director Tom Homan said the law enforcement officer should have called the federal government and had the suspect detained. The suspect was finally apprehended by federal authorities, two months after Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden ignored an ICE detainer order and released him from custody. "Mecklenburg County wants to be a sanctuary county. This sheriff has made a choice to stop being a cop and be a politician," Homan said on "Fox & Friends Weekend." Homan said this is a common...
  • Massive Turnout at March in Latest Hong Kong Protest

    08/18/2019 10:44:43 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 August | Breitbart News
    HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters turned Hong Kong streets into rivers of umbrellas Sunday as they marched from a packed park and filled a major road in the Chinese territory, where mass pro-democracy demonstrations have become a regular weekend activity this summer. Organizers said they hoped the assembly would be peaceful, which would make for a rare calm weekend in a movement that has been marked by violent clashes with police. Law enforcement officers were keeping a low profile, with no riot police seen from the procession’s main routes. “We hope that there will not be any chaotic situations today,”...
  • Bernie: ‘We will go to war against white nationalism’

    08/18/2019 10:28:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 70 replies ^ | 8/17/2019 | unknown
    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders told a group of people Saturday that if elected president in 2020, he will “go to war” with white nationalism and racism. Sanders said he would use every tool at his disposal, including executive orders. Speaking to a crowd of mostly African Americans at the Young Leaders Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, Sanders described his family background as being Jewish and from Poland. “My father’s whole family was wiped out by Hitler and his white nationalism,” said Sanders, who is one of many Democratic presidential hopefuls in 2020. “Too many people have fought over the years, too...
  • Older Adults Scammed More Often By Relatives Than Strangers, Study Finds

    08/18/2019 8:47:00 AM PDT · by rintintin · 28 replies
    Studyfinds ^ | Aug 17 2019 | John Anderer
    Between fraudulent phone calls, phishing emails, and various other online schemes, there are plenty of opportunities nowadays for older, not so tech-savvy, adults to become victims of a financial scam. Amazingly, a new study finds that it’s not far-away con artists and strangers who are more likely to prey on vulnerable seniors. Instead, acts of financial elder abuse are committed more frequently by a victim’s own family members. Researchers at the University of Southern California utilized data collected by the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) for the study
  • Six-Year-Old Saying,'Why Don't We Just Give Everything Away For Free?'Surges To Top Democratic Polls

    08/18/2019 7:11:24 AM PDT · by mkleesma · 42 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | 08/13/19 | The Babylon Bee
    U.S.—A new candidate has come out of nowhere to surge in the polls in the Democratic primary, and she’s only six years old. Susie Peters of Minneapolis, Minnesota, was on a local news segment where children gave their opinions on world problems, and she asked, “Why can’t we just give everyone everything they want for free?” The message quickly went viral and really resonated with Democratic voters, propelling Susie from unknown to third in most polls, ahead of Bernie Sanders and just behind Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden.
  • Hatred is Hatred, whether from the Left or Right

    08/18/2019 5:59:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    American ^ | August 18, 2019 | Don Boys
    The Reverend Not So Sharpton is not considered a hater. He was much sought after by 12 of the Democrat presidential candidates, who made the pilgrimage to his humble abode to kiss his ring. When it was time to renew his television show, his credentials were examined (but the ratings were ignored), and yes, he was qualified because he is still black. That seems to be the reason Al is a television star. Al is paid $500,000 annually by MSNBC for his television work, and he pays himself over $200,000 from his civil rights non-profit organization. You might think a...
  • Why Israel Made the Right Move with Omar and Tlaib

    08/18/2019 5:34:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    American ^ | August 18, 2019 | Steve Postal
    We all now know that Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib will not be going to Israel. Did Israel exercise good judgment in denying them entry? Absolutely. Omar's and Tlaib's support for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement reveal that they in fact do not view Israel as an ally of the United States, do not want to promote true peace, and were seeking to use their trip as a Trojan horse to promote an anti-Israel agenda. Their failed trip stood in direct opposition to America's best interest. Omar and Tlaib Support BDS, Which Supports the Destruction of IsraelOmar...
  • Forty-nine Years After Coming to America, I Became a Citizen

    08/18/2019 5:24:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    American ^ | August 18, 2019 | Clara
    I grew up in the countryside about 2 hours from Quito where I lived with my grandmother. I moved to the city where I met my husband and we had two kids. He was a mechanic and I worked odd jobs to help with the bills. My jobs always involved something to do with tourists from other countries. I would hear about a place called America and wanted to someday go see it for myself. I never wanted my kids to struggle or experience what I did growing up and knew that education was the way out. We placed my...
  • Buddy Fletcher and Ellen Pao’s marriage ending with mudslinging and acrimony

    08/18/2019 4:50:49 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 59 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 16, 2019 | 10:34pm | Updated | Carleton English and Emmett Berg
    Buddy Fletcher is so broke he can’t afford his divorce from Ellen Pao, The Post has learned. The former high-flying hedge fund manager — who once rubbed elbows with Lauren Bacall and Roberta Flack — has no lawyer and is representing himself in a divorce from Pao, the former interim CEO of Reddit. He claims in court papers that the divorce, which is ongoing, left him “homeless” at one point, including a period of living in his car. The couple — known as much for Pao’s Silicon Valley gender discrimination claims as Fletcher’s financial downfall — have been slowly working...
  • Epstein and the Public Loss of Faith

    08/18/2019 4:38:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    American ^ | August 18, 2019 | Clarice Feldman
    The death of Jeffrey Epstein in the MCC federal jail has touched off no end of speculation. While the medical examiner’s conclusion indicating it was suicide has been made public, the report itself has not been released. Many don’t believe it. In many ways Epstein’s death reminds me of Sherlock Holmes’s mystery “Adventure in a Sealed Room” where a trained monkey was the culprit after lots of clues were sifted through. An online friend “Rocco,” a prison guard, agrees with me. He’s seen too much of this himself and knows how quickly and easily prisoners have killed themselves in locked...
  • Update, Firearms Fatalities: Accident Rates in the USA 94% Reduction 1933 – 2017

    08/18/2019 4:12:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 15 August, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    This article is an updated version of the article published in January of 2017. Since then, the CDC corrected the number of fatal firearm accidents for 2014, the error being found and pointed out by Dr. John Lott. The reduction of fatal firearms accidents is one of the great, unnoticed success stories of the last 85 years. The rate of unintended firearm fatalities has been reduced by 94% since 1933.It is not simple to determine the rate of fatal firearm accidents in the United States over the long term.  In the chart above, three sources were used. The first...
  • Americans of Both Political Persuasions: Stop Politicizing Absolutely Everything

    08/18/2019 4:09:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | August 18, 2019 | Mark Meckler
    When accused pedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein died over the weekend, the president of the United States retweeted a far-right conspiracy theory that claimed the Clintons murdered him.On the fifth anniversary of Michael Brown’s death at the hands of a police officer, Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris repeated false rumors about Brown’s death — specifically the now-proven lie he was killed mercilessly while attempting to surrender with his hands up. When the Miss America pageant decided to drop its swimsuit competition, Gretchen Carlson described it as a “cultural revolution.” The New York Times described it as an effort to “redefine its...
  • Republicans Have A Great Opportunity In Louisiana

    08/18/2019 3:56:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | August 18, 2019 | Jeff Crouere
    In 2016, President Donald Trump carried Louisiana with 58 percent of the vote. Every Louisiana statewide elected official, except one, is a Republican. The Louisiana Legislature has a strong Republican majority and the state’s six-member congressional delegation has only one Democrat.Clearly, Louisiana is a conservative, Republican state but it is led by Governor John Bel Edwards, who is a Democrat. Edwards was elected in 2015 because of his opponent’s personal and political baggage, which is why his victory has been called a fluke by many political observers.As Governor Edwards runs for re-election this fall, he has amassed over $10 million...
  • A Lifetime Contract

    08/18/2019 3:38:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | August 18, 2019 | Gil Gutknecht
    A rumor spread when legendary football coach Lou Holtz announced that he was leaving the University of Minnesota to accept the head coaching job at Notre Dame. The rumor? That he had been offered a lifetime contract. When he was asked about it by the press, his response was classic Lou Holtz. He said yes, he had been offered a lifetime contract. But, he added that we needed to understand what a lifetime contract means in big time college football. He said, “It means that I cannot be fired, during the third quarter, of a game in which we are...
  • Guttersnipes At The Gates

    08/18/2019 3:23:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | August 18, 2019 | Derek Hunter
    You’ve got to admire Israel. When people who want to destroy their country try to enter their borders, they turn them back. Rather than do the same, the political left in this country celebrate those people. No matter where they are in the world, progressives have one objective: destroy. People don’t volunteer to have something they love to be “fundamentally transformed,” and fundamental transformation of the country and the world is exactly what progressives ultimately want. And they’re willing to do anything to get there. When it was announced that Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar were going to travel to...
  • Seeing poor white people makes me happy

    08/17/2019 7:24:27 PM PDT · by robowombat · 67 replies
    Racebaiter ^ | June 11, 2019 | Nicholas Powers
    Seeing poor white people makes me happy June 11, 2019 By Nicholas Powers “Should I kick him in the face? Hard? No, chill, he’s not worth it. But why is this white boy begging for money in a Black neighborhood? Is he stupid?” I shake the evil out of my head and go into the subway. He comes every Spring. The homeless white boy flaps down like a dirty migratory bird, makes himself a nest from garbage and sleeps on the sidewalk. A sign on his shopping cart asks for money—I never give. I should tho ‘cause he makes me...
  • Disgusting: Antifa Protestor Suggests Portland Police Commit Suicide

    08/17/2019 7:10:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | August 17, 2019 | Beth Bauman
    Members of Antifa are violent yet they hide behind this so called "peaceful" mentality. They act like they're hippies who come together, sit in a park and hold hands. We all know it's the furthest thing from the truth. Whenever they get together en masse, they cover their faces like cowards, yell obscenities, throw things and hit anyone who disagrees with them. Look at what happened to conservative journalist Andy Ngo. And he was merely reporting on what happened when he was repeatedly hit and had cement-filled milkshakes hurled at him. He suffered a brain hemorrhage as a result of the...