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  • Spike in autoimmune diseases blamed on fast food: scientists

    01/10/2022 5:40:31 PM PST · by Trillian · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 10, 2022 | Hannah Sparks
    Disorders of the immune system are on the rise everywhere thanks to the global popularity of the so-called Western diet. Autoimmune diseases including type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis have spiked in recent decades, according to scientists James Lee and Carola Vineusa at London’s Francis Crick Institute. Lee and Vineusa have devoted their study to investigating the cause of such illness, which they believe can be blamed on the recent pervasiveness of fast foods, which “lack certain important ingredients.” “Numbers of autoimmune cases began to increase about 40 years ago in the West,” Lee...
  • Jesus Christ

    12/23/2021 6:09:15 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 21 replies
    my brain | 12/23/2021 | self
    Very sad how the birth of our Savior is presented commercially and on television. I see no 'Jesus in the Manger' pictures anywhere. Just references to Santa Claus, buying gifts and parties. What happened to singing carols? Like this:
  • A Dog Will Stop Barking For a Treat

    09/28/2021 2:31:59 PM PDT · by rebuildus · 24 replies
    Old School ^ | 9/28/21 | Patrick Rooney
    This morning I saw a dog in my neighborhood barking. The trash truck had pulled up. A young worker stepped down from the truck with several dog treats in his hand. He tossed the treats onto the pavement inside the nearby yard, and the dog immediately stopped barking and started gobbling up the treats. By the time the dog finished snacking, the guy and the trash truck were gone. They have this thing down to a science! The incident brought to mind a sadly, near-universal truth–a “dog” will stop barking for a treat.” This simple principle explains how we’ve ended...
  • Freeper Clint N. Suhks has passed away (today)

    09/28/2021 12:54:26 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 131 replies
    Self ^ | 9/28/21 | Self
    His wife just texted me. He passed away suddenly today. He wanted Free Republic to know. He was active on the Talk Radio threads, especially Levin, Limbaugh, Plante & others. His birthday was on Friday, 9/24/21. His wife just wrote: "No words". We know each other from WMAL events. May he Rest In Peace.
  • Canada Mourns as Remains of 215 Children Found at Indigenous School

    05/29/2021 3:51:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    BBC ^ | 5/29
    A mass grave containing the remains of 215 children has been found in Canada at a former residential school set up to assimilate indigenous people. The children were students at the Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia that closed in 1978. The discovery was announced on Thursday by the chief of the Tk'emlups te Secwepemc First Nation.
  • For some, wearing a mask is liberating

    03/12/2021 4:18:51 PM PST · by conservative98 · 57 replies
    Stamford Advocate ^ | March 11, 2021 Updated: March 11, 2021 5:50 p.m. | Petula Dvorak , The Washington Post
    A year into the pandemic, a lot has changed. And we're reminded of that every time we go outside (if we go outside). Masks have joined the traditional don't-leave-home-without-them trifecta of keys, wallets and phones - and they are here to stay. There are folks who hate them, who can't breathe through them, or who think they're a sign of political oppression. But for others, the widespread use of masks has made the past year one of liberation. With a mask, you can sing in the grocery store, talk to yourself on a walk, grimace in the gym, leave the...
  • Fry's Electronics rumored to permanently close nationwide tonight

    02/23/2021 10:54:03 PM PST · by Vendome · 79 replies
    Shacknews ^ | February 23, 2021 7:53 PM | Sam Chandler
    UPDATE: February 23, 2021 at 9:27 p.m. PT: KRON4 has confirmed that Fry's Electronics is closing its doors permanently. The report states that the company is expected to post closure details on its site sometime on Wednesday. Fry’s Electronics has been a staple in the consumer electronics industry for a few decades now, and it would seem that it’s time has come. Some reports are starting to surface claiming that Fry’s Electronics is closing its doors for good as of February 23, 2021
  • Hirono: ‘Sad’ the GOP Embraces White Supremacists, Conspiracy Theorists

    01/29/2021 12:58:19 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/29/2021 | Pam Key
    Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) on Friday told MSNBC’s “Live” that it was “sad” the Republican Party embraced “white supremacists and conspiracy theorists.” On impeachment, Hirono said, “The conviction for inciting insurrection, that’s first and foremost on my mind. Let’s do that first. We have a bunch of Republicans who are not willing to hold this president accountable. We have a Republican Party embracing White supremacists and conspiracy theory believers. That’s the party. So first and foremost, we need to get on with the impeachment trial. unless the president comes one evidence that says he’s totally innocent of everything, which I...
  • This is how many of us feel...

    12/30/2020 11:26:38 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 58 replies
    email from friend | 12/30/2020 | unknown
    This morning, I realized that everything is about to change. No matter how I vote, no matter what I say, something contrary to my belief has invaded our nation, and our lives are never going to be the same. I have been confused by the hostility of family and friends. I look at people I have known all my life— so hate-filled that they agree with opinions they would never express as their own. I think that I may well have entered the Twilight Zone. You can't justify this insanity. We have become a nation that has lost its collective...
  • Freeper Bender2 Has Passed Away

    11/18/2020 3:39:31 PM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 72 replies
    It is with deep sadness that I report that our friend Bender2, Danny Clay Lee, has passed through the vale to the other side. “Danny Lee peacefully passed away early this morning. I’ve read him many of your Facebook messages the last couple months. They brought him a little smile. - from Carey Canada” As many of you know, for me this is a real gut punch as Danny was a great friend who made us all laugh often. I met Danny once for lunch when I was on travel to Ft. Hood, TX. RIP Danny. You will be missed.
  • Ricky Martin Calls Latino Support of Trump ‘Super Sad'

    10/26/2020 2:54:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    Variety ^ | Marc Malkin
    When Joe Biden made his first trip to Florida in September as the democratic presidential nominee, he made a stop in Miami. One of the high profile names by his social-distanced side was Ricky Martin. “I’ve been supporting Biden forever,” the “Livin’ La Vida Loca” hitmaker says on an upcoming episode of the Variety and iHeart podcast “The Big Ticket.” “I think he is the only option we have and he is great and he has been in politics all his life. This is the moment. We all need to get together and be loud about the course of this...
  • Blue light blocking glasses: How much of the hype is science-based?

    09/14/2020 3:57:40 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 33 replies
    Science Based Medicine ^ | June 25, 2020 | Scott Gavura
    There is no published evidence to demonstrate that normal environmental (including electronic) exposure to blue light damages eyesight. However it is acknowledged that eye strain can occur from staring at electronics, which can cause fatigue and headaches. Regular breaks from staring at screens (large or small) is recommended to reduce eye strain. There is some evidence that blue light from electronics can disrupt circadian rhythms, however, by suppressing the production of melatonin, a hormone that regulates our sleep. This has led electronic manufacturers to offer “night light” settings that reduce the amount of blue light displayed and give your screen’s...
  • Finance Minister of German state commits suicide after worrying over coronavirus COVID-19 economic crisis

    03/29/2020 11:38:03 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 34 replies
    zee news. / msn ^ | 3/29/2020 | rovided by Zee News via msn
    Frankfurt Am Main: Thomas Schaefer, the finance minister of Germany's Hesse state, has committed suicide apparently after becoming "deeply worried" over how to cope with the economic fallout from the coronavirus, state premier Volker Bouffier said Sunday (March 29, 2020).
  • Family Desperate to Find Newlywed Virginia Couple Who Were Severely Burned by New Zealand Volcano

    12/09/2019 4:19:56 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 54 replies
    KTLA ^ | 12/09/2019
    Barbara Barham told The Washington Post on Monday that daughter Lauren Urey, 32, and husband Matthew Urey, 36, were on their honeymoon. Barham said the couple from Richmond, Virginia, had plans to visit a live volcano and weren’t concerned about possible eruptions. Barham said she got a call sometime later from Royal Caribbean asking if she’d heard from her daughter. Then Matthew Urey’s mother called and relayed a distressing voicemail from her son. Matthew Urey’s message said “there had been a volcano eruption and they were burned very bad,” Barham said. Tourists had been exploring the moon-like surface of White...
  • 2ndDivisionVet has passed away

    11/10/2019 9:33:59 AM PST · by Vendome · 1,147 replies
    Vanity | 10/10/2019 | Vendome
    I received word from 2ndDivisionVet wife that he passed away. I am not using his real name here out of respect but, will ping his handle and his wife can if she would like. I didn't ask what he died from but, knowing him for better than 10 years, I knew of medical conditions and a few terrible Operations he had. He was a wonderful human being who cared deeply for his fellow Americans and the ideals that make this country so great that people the world over want to come here and be free, live in liberty and be...
  • Holly O’Donnell, abortion industry whistleblower, has passed away

    11/05/2019 4:25:28 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | October 2, 2018 | Kelli
    The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) announced the death of Holly O’Donnell in a Facebook post yesterday. Holly, a former fetal tissue procurement technician for StemExpress turned whistleblower, was instrumental in several of the Center for Medical Progress’s investigations for its Human Capital project and Eyewitness Testimony footage. She was 27 years old. CMP wrote lovingly of Holly in a post, which reads, in part: After fighting multiple severe medical challenges, Holly passed from this life this weekend. She was 27 years old and leaves behind many friends and fellow travelers who loved her dearly and will miss her terribly....
  • Kaia Gerber is the SPITTING image of her supermodel mother Cindy Crawford as she celebrates..

    09/07/2019 8:18:00 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 75 replies
    daily mail ^ | 9/7/2019 | KELLIE CHUDZINSKI FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    She turned 18 earlier this week and is finding time to celebrate in the middle of New York Fashion Week. And Kaia Gerber looked the spitting image of her supermodel mother Cindy Crawford as she headed to her birthday bash at New York's The Edition Hotel, on Friday night, alongside her friends and family. The 18-year-old runway star showed off her model figure in a leather dominatrix-inspired Versace ensemble.
  • 12-year-old triplets in as a BIRTHDAY PRESENT for Jeffrey Epstein to abuse, unsealed documents claim

    08/19/2019 5:04:22 PM PDT · by MNDude · 55 replies
    ...French girls, believed to be sisters, were a gift from Epstein's longtime acquaintance and frequent guest Jean-Luc Brunel. 'Jeffrey bragged after he met them that they were 12-year-olds and flown over from France because they're really poor over there, and their parents needed the money or whatever the case is and they were absolutely free to stay and flew out,' Giuffre said. She said she saw the three girls with her own eyes and that Epstein had repeatedly described to her how the girls had massaged him and performed oral sex on him. They were flown back to France the...
  • Osteens attend LGBTQ-themed Lady Gaga concert

    06/29/2019 7:25:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 57 replies ^ | 6/29/2019 | unknown
    Megachurch speaker and author Joel Osteen and his wife Victoria were among a number of celebrities, including drag queens, actors and music industry personalities, who attended the “SiriusXM and Pandora Present Lady Gaga at the Apollo” concert on Monday night in New York City. The two posed on the carpet for a photograph next to a SiriusXM/Pandora/Lady Gaga backdrop, which is posted online. “Are you ready to [expletive] party tonight? Are we making history?” Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, asked the crowd as she opened the show, according to the New York Daily News. The popular music streaming...
  • Ex-Fiancee to Be Charged With Killing Missing Texas Girl After Blood, Signs of Decay Found

    05/13/2019 1:50:07 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 10 replies
    KTLA ^ | 13 May 2019
    A little more than a week ago, the man who was watching 4-year-old Maleah Davis told police he, the young girl and her brother were abducted by three Hispanic men who knocked him unconscious. When he awoke on the side of a road after nearly 24 hours, he said the young girl wasn’t there. Footage shows Maleah never left the apartment