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Knell spelled out some of the details in a meeting with NPR employees on Wednesday. But he stopped short of suggesting that NPR would have to chop its staff or its lineup of news and entertainment programs. "That's the last thing I want to do," he said in an interview. Like many news organizations, NPR is facing higher expenses this year as it covers the Olympics in London and the presidential election at home, among other major national and international stories.
A. A repetitive and persistent pattern of behavior in which the basic rights of others or major age-appropriate societal norms or rules are violated, as manifested by the presence of at least three of the following 15 criteria in the past 12 months from any of the categories below, with at least one criterion present in the past 6 months:
"This fascinating German documentary explores the bizarre life story of Ted Kaczynski, using it as a prism for the often unexamined history of the Internet. Director Lutz Dammbeck takes an unorthodox approach to the material, speculating about the darker side of technological innovation, and touching on subjects as diverse as terrorism, the CIA, acid, Ken Kesey, and utopianism."
But Rank Double Standard of the day went to Netherlands Finance Minister Jan Kees de Jager, who loftily opined that,"Greece has no option but to reform and to repay (its debts) and if it doesn't do that, it will be a very serious problem, not just for Greece, but for everyone."
‘The truth is that here in the Netherlands, the situation for us Greeks is not much better either. We do not have the same rights as the Dutch doctors. They have offered me a job for 2 days per week which would earn me barely enough to survive, provided that I will work the rest 3 days for free, plus I would have to be involved in their research programmes for free.’
You see, “our United Europe is about helping each other within the safety of an unbreakable bond of solidarity against the real enemy”. (Dr Josef Goebbels, 1943)
De PVV'er wil dat de rechter een in zijn ogen ‚Äěonrechtmatige daad" tegenhoudt. Volgens Wilders worden door de instemming met het fonds bevoegdheden aan Brussel overgedragen. Het kan wat hem betreft niet zo zijn dat het demissionair kabinet daarover besluit, zonder dat de kiezer zich erover uitspreekt. Daarom moet er pas na de verkiezingen in de Tweede Kamer over worden besloten.
The minority coalition and three other parties have finalised their plans to cut the Dutch budget deficit to below 3%. 'We've done it,' finance minister Jan Kees de Jager told reporters after Tuesday night's talks. 'It was a team performance.' The five parties had put the needs of the country before their own, he said. The deal includes ‚ā¨12bn worth of cuts and tax increases, plus ‚ā¨1bn in extra spending. Details have not been made public, but the measures are known to include a rise in value-added tax to 21%, limits to mortgage tax relief, cuts in health service spending and a new state pension age of 66 by 2019. According to Nos television, the own risk element in health insurance will rise from ‚ā¨220 a year to ‚ā¨350. Finances The package will now be sent to the macro-economic forecasting agency CPB which will assess the impact on the government's finances. The three minor parties -- the D66 Liberals, green party GroenLinks and ChristenUnie -- stepped in to fill the breach after Geert Wilders and the PVV pulled out of the talks. Prime minister Mark Rutte on Wednesday told reporters claims that spending power would be reduced by at least 6% because of the cuts are wrong. However, he declined to go into further details about the package of measures. Labour's finance spokesman Ronald Plasterk accused the five parties of not being 'transparent' enough about their plans. In addition, not knowing the details is making impossible for other parties to draw up their election campaigns, he said.
The average household's energy bill will rise 8%, or ‚ā¨160, next year because of higher energy prices and tax increases, the AD reports on Monday. Gas prices are set to rise 7.6% next year, adding ‚ā¨75 to the average bill. The increase in value-added tax will add another ‚ā¨35, as will a rise in the tax on coal. General energy taxes are also set to rise but it is not yet clear by how much. Last month, the consumers' association warned domestic bills are likely to go up by ‚ā¨40 next year as national grid company Tennet passes the cost of connecting new power stations to the grid onto consumers, news agency ANP reported. If so, that would take the average rise in the annual energy bill to ‚ā¨200.
In the last six months there has been a wave of countrywide attacks on offices of Equitalia, the agency which handles tax collection, with the most recent on Saturday night when a branch was hit with two petrol bombs. Staff have also expressed fears over their personal safety with increasing numbers calling in sick and with one unidentified employee telling Italian TV: "I have told my son not to say where I work or tell anyone what I do for a living."
De Grieken hebben het steeds minder begrepen op onderdanen van sommige EU-lidstaten, en dan vooral die landen die de forcing voeren dat Athene zich rigoureus aan zijn besparingsprogramma zou houden. Dat mocht een 78-jarige Nederlander ondervinden die al tien jaar in Griekenland woont. De man werd in een kleine toeristische stad in mekaar geslagen door twee dronken Grieken. Hij ligt in het ziekenhuis met een gebroken neus en onderkaak, zo berichtte de Griekse pers dinsdag.
Greeks withdraw billions of euros from banks as the country's president warns of 'panic' over Euro exit that will be 'somewhere between catastrophic and Armageddon'. The news coming out of Europe just keeps getting dire as the run on Greek banks continues prompting the nation's banks to warn of a complete banking collapse as an exit from the EU appears to be inevitable. At the same time, the a report on the Telegraph warns a Greek exit will be somewhere between 'somewhere between catastrophic and Armageddon'- as European leaders warn of civil widespread civil unrest as a result of the fallout. Of course, we heard these same threats before when we were warned of a global financial Armageddon if Greece defaulted on its debt.
Such is the case in Yemen, where in the past year attacks aimed at the country's energy infrastructure - i.e. oil and gas pipelines, electricity pylons, etc. - have been increasing and occurring on a monthly and at times weekly basis. The most recent attack took place on 14 May (Monday) when suspected Islamist militants associated with al Qaeda blew the Maarib gas pipeline at 3am in Shabwa (see photo).
Recent attacks on a pipeline in Yemen have regional electricity grid managers preparing for a possible drop in supplies of liquefied natural gas in the Boston area. Natural gas is abundant in the US, but local grid manager ISO New England said some power plants in northeastern Massachusetts have access only to liquefied natural gas. The ISO says because of that, if electricity demand spikes or another local power generator unexpectedly stops operating, diminished LNG supplies from Yemen put the grid’s ability to reliably produce electricity at risk.
Section 1. All property and interests in property that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States person, including any foreign branch, of the following persons are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in: any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, to: (a) have engaged in acts that directly or indirectly threaten the peace, security, or stability of Yemen, such as acts that obstruct the implementation of the agreement of November 23, 2011, between the Government of Yemen and those in opposition to it, which provides for a peaceful transition of power in Yemen, or that obstruct the political process in Yemen;
With that supply decreasing, other countries, including Russia and Qatar, have created helium processing plants. And there may be supplies of helium elsewhere that have not been discovered. But the Federal Helium Reserve is the only known place with the kind of rock formation that can store helium. Experts say there is still plenty of helium to supply current needs for 25 years. Manufacturers are looking for ways to recycle helium they use so that less of it escapes into the atmosphere. Still, it's possible that in a couple of decades, the price of helium could go way up. In fact, Robert Richardson, a Cornell University physicist who won a Nobel Prize in 1996 for his work with helium, has said that helium is so valuable, a single helium balloon should cost $100!
The United States congratulates the Government of Uganda on the capture of one of the senior commanders of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) by the Ugandan military.- The capture of Maj. Gen. Ceasar Acellam is a testament to the resolve of Uganda and its military forces to work with regional forces to end the threat posed by the LRA. Ugandan and other regional forces continue to pursue the LRA and keep its leadership on the run.- The United States joins regional governments and the African Union in calling on abductees and remaining members of the LRA to depart the ranks of the LRA and peacefully surrender.- Support is available to help those who defect and peacefully surrender to return to their home communities and build a new life. While the capture of Acellam is an important step forward, the LRA continues to pose a deadly threat to civilians.- The United States is committed to supporting the people and governments of the region in their collective efforts, in coordination with the African Union and United Nations, to protect civilians and end this threat.- A small number of U.S. military advisors continue to assist Uganda and other regional forces pursuing the LRA and seeking to protect local populations.- As President Obama has said, "it is part of our regional strategy to end the scourge that is the LRA, and help realize a future where no African child is stolen from their family and no girl is raped and no boy is turned into a child soldier."
After listening to yesterday's episode and discussion about whether marriage is a privilege or a right, I think you are missing the point, at least the point as I see it. You are correct that the Constitution and the Bill of Rights are mum on the subject of marriage, but the "contract" of marriage has been used for many centuries to determine the settlement and inheritance of estates, succession of titles, parental child-rearing responsibilities, and other legal "rights and privileges" under contract law.
What I seek as a married gay person (my partner and I committed in 1978 and formally married in MA in 2004) has nothing to do with concerns about social acceptance, or even the uneven treatment of the concept of gay marriage from state to state--as long as there is some state where we can be legally married.
What I seek is more practical: "equal treatment under the law." Some equal treatments under law I would like to claim include:
* Filing federal income taxes as "married" rather than "single". Because I am working and my partner is retired, my taxes are thousands of dollars higher each year than they would be if we could file jointly.
* Passing on a higher social security income benefit to my partner in the event I die before him. My income, and so my Social Security benefit, is much higher than his earnings over his career. If were were recognized as married, the lower wage earning spouse would have his/her SS benefit boosted in the event of the death of the higher earning spouse. Under DOMA, we are treated as if we were strangers, with no adjustment of SS benefit in the event of my death before his. In an ideal libertarian world, this wouldn't matter, but this is the real world. A thousand more dollars per month for my widowed partner would be as important to him to live as it would be if "he" was a "she".
* Passing on my estate to my partner with him having to pay inheritance taxes as if he were a stranger. Again, DOMA prohibits federal tax laws from recognizing the marriage exemptions in the estate tax.
* Tax exemption for the cost of paying the premium for my retired partner's health insurance (he's not old enough to qualify for Medicare). If my partner were my "wife", my premiums (and the companies matching premiums) for "her" health insurance would be tax free. But because of DOMA, the cost of "his" premium and my company's matching premium are taxable. This alone adds about $2000 in federal taxes for me to carry medical insurance on my spouse.
I don't tend to interpret these inequities as some kind of civil rights violation, and I don't give a rat's ass whether or not someone disapproves of the use of the word "marriage". I would be happy to call it a "banana"....its just a word.
What I DO take offense to is that we are being denied equal application of federal tax and social security regulations (not even laws, just regulations) because of ... what? If the state where I live permits me to enter into a contract of marriage, what is the compelling social good that justifies the federal government in singling us out to be denied standing.
Having spent more than half our lifetimes together, sitting in each other's hospital rooms through years of "sickness and health", going through unemployment and success as we were alternately "richer and poorer", and supporting each other as first our parents and now we decline into age, is it too much to ask that we at least get the same financial and legal protections and security that other married couples take for granted?
Food for thought.
"Sir" Jim Spitzer
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will vote Wednesday on a bill to extend health and other benefits to the same-sex domestic partners of gay and lesbian federal employees. S 1910, the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act, would also allow feds to claim family and medical leave to care for same-sex partners. In addition, after a gay or lesbian retiree dies, his or her surviving partner could receive federal retirement benefits. The bill would not make those benefits available to opposite-sex domestic partners. Sens. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, who are the chairman and ranking Republican on the committee, are the bill's sponsors. The bill has 21 other co-sponsors, but Collins is the only Republican who has signed on. "This legislation is about equality for the gay community, pure and simple," Lieberman said in a March news release. "We want to attract the best people to serve in the federal government, and one way to do that is by offering their families the same benefits as their heterosexual colleagues, as businesses across the country are already doing." Collins said in March that same-sex benefits are increasingly common among private-sector employers. "This change is both fair policy and good business practice," Collins said. The Obama administration supports extending more benefits to gay and lesbian federal employees' partners, but said it has been prevented from doing so by the Defense of Marriage Act. But even if S 1910 passes the Senate, it is likely to run into trouble in the Republican-controlled House, which opposes expanding federal employees' benefits.
A homeless man has been cleared by the High Court of insulting a police officer by calling him a mierenneuker - literally ant-fucker - a term used in popular speech to describe people who stick obsessively to the rules. The court said it depended on the context in which it is used whether or not the word should be considered swearing. Only if mierenneuker is used with the intention to insult or cause offence is it a swearword, the NRC quoted the High Court as saying. The case dates back to 2010 when the man, known as Sietze J, called a policeman a mierenneuker for throwing away his can of beer. Lower courts ruled J had insulted the police officer and the case went to appeal.
A bizarre Foreign Ministry report circulating in the Kremlin today states that this Friday past (11 May) Russian Envoy Vladimir Vinokurov, the Consulate General of San Francisco, was approached near his hotel room during a visit to Los Angles by an agent of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) indentifying himself as Stephen Ivens [photo top left] who warned that he and a former FBI agent named Donald Sachtleben had uncovered evidence of an impending terror attack on US soil stating that those behind the attack were "all insane." Before Ivens was able to finish his "message," this report says, the three American Diplomatic Security (DS) agents, who trail all Russian diplomats in the US, began to "surge" towards Ivens causing him to flee. According to US news sources, Special Agent Ivens, after leaving downtown Los Angeles, returned to his home in Burbank whereupon he then fled into the rugged Verdugo Mountains after which a massive manhunt for him ensued involving 100 FBI agents, 40 sheriff's department rescuers and a dozen local police officers. FBI officials stated to the local media that Ivens was "distraught" and "might be suicidal" adding that they believed he had in his possession his service weapon.- At no time, however, did anyone ever state as to why Ivens would be in such a state. According to other US news sources, Special Agent Ivens graduated from Braintree High School in Massachusetts 18 years ago and was selected by his fellow students as "shyest" in his class. He was further described by FBI colleagues as well liked, a devoted agent with no history of disciplinary action on the job, and according to FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller "Married with a one-year-old child, he has been working for the FBI for the past three years in the national security area. Prior to that, he worked as a Los Angeles police officer for eight years." Late yesterday, after the massive manhunt failed to find any trace of Ivens, his wife Thea Ivens issued an urgent public appeal stating: "Steve, if you are out there listening right now, your wife wants to let you know, 'Babe, we are in this together for better or for worse. I love you, no matter what happens.' Your child wants you to know, 'Daddy's work? Daddy home?'" Even more bizarre about this case, this report continues, is that the retired FBI agent named Donald Sachtleben mentioned by Ivens, who also knew about this impending "plot," was arrested within hours of Ivens disappearing and charged with trading child pornography. Most important to note about Sachtleben was, aside from his being an over 25-year veteran of the FBI, he was a special agent bomb technician before retiring in 2008 who specialized in counterterrorism and bombing investigations and whose most important case was the 11 September 2001 attacks on New York City. According to US news reports about Sachtleben's arrest, this most knowledgeable of FBI agents openly traded child porn using the e-mail address 'email@example.com' in an act so stupid for one of the United States most highly trained intelligence agents it defies belief.
In spanish "Verdugo" is the guy that chopped the head of the people in the inquisition. The dude in black that sat all the way on the back in church, the guy who pulled the chair on the soon to hang people, etc.
I mean, there is indeed a place called "verdugo" on cali, but it's way too "good" to not be a code.
Thank you for all the hard work you're pulling for everyone. Hope i'm not a douchebag anymore sometime soon.
Ms. Kennedy's death was confirmed in a statement from her family, who did not comment on the circumstances. Two people with knowledge of the matter said that Ms. Kennedy's body was found hanging, and one of them said that it was discovered in a barn behind the house and that she had left a note. The other person said that the authorities who responded to the scene had cut her down and tried to revive her.
to harm your health, and it may even lower your risk of dying from chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests. The relationship between coffee drinking and health has been a hot topic in recent years, but research has produced mixed results. Some studies have linked coffee consumption to better health and a lower risk of premature death, while others suggest that coffee -- or rather caffeine -- might contribute to heart disease through negative effects on blood pressure, cholesterol, and heart rate. The new study is by far the largest of its kind to date. As part of a joint project with the AARP, researchers from the National Institutes of Health followed more than 400,000 healthy men and women between the ages of 50 and 71 for up to 13 years, during which 13% of the participants died.
In this large prospective study, coffee consumption was inversely associated with total and cause-specific mortality. Whether this was a causal or associational finding cannot be determined from our data. (Funded by the Intramural Research Program of the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics.)
The White House is threatening to veto the $642 billion 2013 Defense authorization bill passed last week by the House Armed Services Committee because it spends too much on national security. The administration signaled last week that it would not support a budget that is $4 billion over the president's request and $8 billion over the spending caps set last fall by the bipartisan Budget Control Act of 2011. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Rep. Buck McKeon, R-Calif., the Armed Services Committee chairman, had a terse exchange of statements last week, with Panetta claiming the extra money would actually hurt the military by making it more likely that Congress and the White House will be unable to avoid across-the-board budget cuts in January that could reduce the 2013 defense budget by $55 billion or more. McKeon, however, said the extra money was part of an effort by House Republicans to prevent reductions so deep that the military would not be able to carry out core missions. The House is set to pass the defense bill by week's end, but at some point lawmakers will have to reconcile differences with the Senate, which currently plans to abide by last fall's spending caps. That could require the Senate Armed Services Committee to find $4 billion in cuts in the Pentagon's plan when it meets the week of May 21 to write its version of the budget. This isn't the only area of dispute. The statement of administration policy issued by the White House's Office of Management and Budget expresses disappointment that lawmakers have not endorsed Pentagon plans for higher fees in Tricare health insurance and pharmacy co-pays. The administration was trying to save $13 billion across five years, but the House version of the 2013 defense authorization bill greatly reduced the scope of the Pentagon proposal, allowing only a modest $2.9 billion in savings from small increases in pharmacy co-pays.
Army leaders say a combat brigade will be assigned to the Pentagon's Africa Command next year in a pilot program that will send small teams of soldiers to countries around the continent to do training and participate in military exercises. Gen. Ray Odierno, the Army's chief of staff, says the plan is part of a new effort to provide U.S. commanders around the globe with troops on a rotational basis to meet the military needs of their regions. This pilot program sends troops to an area that has become a greater priority for the Obama administration since it includes several nations where terrorist groups are an increasing threat to the U.S. and the region. Odierno says a brigade from the 10th Mountain Division will take on the new task.
RELATED: Erin Burnett Spicing Up Show With 'Political Strike Team' CNN To Launch 'CNN Films' Features Banner Is CNN Trying to Poach Jake Tapper From ABC? Anderson Cooper Back In The Field: 'AC360' To Originate From Turkey/Syria Border 1536 Comments Share << PREVIOUS The Scoreboard: Tuesday, May 15 NEXT >> Here's The First Movie Poster For 'Anchorman 2‚Ä≤ MEDIABISTRO EVENTS Literary Festival & Workshops: Learn Susan Orlean's Secrets Author and journalist Susan Orlean (left) has written two nonfiction pieces that have been turned into films. She'll discuss her new book, Rin Tin Tin, in Mediabistro's first-online Literary Festival & Workshops starting July 16.-Other speakers include Rebecca Skloot, Jason Boog, and Jason Allen Ashlock. Register now. 20 Disqus Like Dislike and 51 others liked this. Logout Add New Comment Post as adamc1999 Image Showing 50 of 1544 comments None None keep up the good work Crap Not News aka CNN and you will just as far down in the rtaings as BSNBC. Like Reply 1 minute ago zaglossus It looks like the Fox News trolls are out in this comment board. I wouldn't be surprised if many of them have a portrait of former Senator Joe McCarthy hanging in their living room from the frequency they throw around the word "Communist." Like Reply 3 minutes ago Gas_Passer The only thing though....Senator Joe McCarthy was right. Like Reply 0 minutes ago in reply to zaglossus None None -And you probably have a photo of the jerkoff pretending to be president! Like Reply 0 minutes ago in reply to zaglossus thomakat77 this doesnt only apply to cnn...all mass media is nothing but news readers...its a joke and and insult..this is why they want to shut the web down because we dont get our news from cnn,mnbc,fox,ect...its all controlled by ideologs..any one with half a witt knows that both political parties are bought and paid for by some corperation that is in charge front and center....isnt most newspapers and cable news channels owned by four corperations...we need to drop our social veiws infighting and take our country back from these treasonist running our country on both sides..republican and democrats Like Reply 4 minutes ago REGVLVS -*Napolitano". He isn't from Nepal, he is from NJ, by blood via Naples. I agree with your argument, but if you are going to laud the good man at least get get his name right! Like Reply 6 minutes ago Wert CNN=Communist National Network for all the-kool-aid drinking-fleabag sheeple brown nose followers. Like Reply 8 minutes ago 1 Like GamerOps -And CNN is Government Propaganda. Like Reply 4 minutes ago in reply to Wert zaglossus Piers has too many guests whose celebrity is past its prime time. Ryan O'Neal? C'mon. On the other hand, the Fox News slogan "Fair and Balanced" applies to CNN, not it's propagandizing rivals. Like Reply 9 minutes ago REGVLVS -Alex Jones too... I can sniff out a Texan a mile away. Jersey odor doesn't mask that scent. Like Reply 11 minutes ago REGVLVS -Hannity is a "red meat", official GOP mouthpiece. He will talk long with liberal wienies.. batter them down. But true conservatives he avoids like the HIV, lest his fraud be exposed for what it is. Like Reply 13 minutes ago SerfCityHereWeCome What's a CNN? Oh wait, now I remember...like BSDNC, if it had a viewer it would look like Obama. Like Reply 14 minutes ago 1 Like jeff m As for CNN: Keep doing what your doing -- in fact do more of it. For normal Americans: Whenever you are in a place where this propaganda is on, ask the person to change the channel to something else. If it weren't for the default TVs tuned to the Crap News Network, they would have almost 0 ratings. Like Reply 16 minutes ago 1 Like REGVLVS Hannity has made me vomit before. He is horrid... It pains me that he has four hours per day to spout his official GOP and Popish propaganda. Like Reply 17 minutes ago kiefo Which pieces of human debris from Obama's violent "Occupy Wall Street" terrorist crime wave does CNN admire the most: the murderers, the rapists, the child prostitution ring pimps, the bridge bombing terrorists, the public defecators (especially the guy who defecated on the police vehicle!), the public masturbators, the public urinators, the America haters, the al Qaeda lovers, the violent rioters, the violent assaulters of police, the violent vandals, the burners of American flags, the head lice carriers or the tuberculosis epidemic spreaders? Like Reply 17 minutes ago 1 Like FedsMadeSarahPalinClick4Proof Our government has become increasingly desperate to create news as a distraction now that the truth has leaked out about the coup, cover up, and police state. Like Reply 17 minutes ago 1 Like REGVLVS -We live in a reverse Cold War world, where our best English-language news service is RT: Russia Today. Like Reply 20 minutes ago 1 Like Gas_Passer Times haven't changed One night, probably in 1880, John Swinton, then the preeminent New York journalist, was the guest of honour at a banquet given him by the leaders of his craft. Someone who knew neither the press nor Swinton offered a toast to the independent press. Swinton outraged his colleagues by replying: "There is no such thing, at this date of the world's history, in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it. -"There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty_four hours my occupation would be gone.- ---"The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent press? -"We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes."--- Like Reply 22 minutes ago 2 Likes Jeff Bicknell CNN has been a biased left wing joke for years, it's like MSNBC, only for liberal dolts. Like Reply 23 minutes ago 8 Likes D R Communist News Network should report the truth instead of the Liberal agenda and the ratings might go up. Like Reply 25 minutes ago 7 Likes Rose Marie My dream news program would be breaking news in science and technology--pure news. Environmental science which is, by description in course catalogs, combines- with politics would not be allowed. I bet people would watch daily science and technology having science and tech guys/gals breaking what is new in research daily.----- Back to CNN,- and, etc.:I am a Ron Paul supporter; therefore I found out how bias these stations are.- (Exception: Neil Cavuto on Fox Business has good videos of Ron Paul.) Like Reply 26 minutes ago Duh Well they keep bringing on all these leftist liberals and celebrities with their ridculous ideas of reality no wonder they are at the bottom of the heap.- Just last night Piers was interviewing Billy Bob Thornton for goodness sake.- He looked like a wannabe 20 something, black leather jacket, dyed black hair with matching soul patch, and so much plastic surgery you could barely tell who he was.- He was lamenting about how Hollywood celebrities have become fodder for the general public, had to laugh. Like Reply 27 minutes ago 2 Likes Soul Leister A half hour of TMZ is more informative and entertaining than 24 hours of CNN.- CNN should go back to doing actual reporting of news and stop gossip, innuendo and nonstop DNC propaganda... their bias is not just showing, its loud and obnoxious. Like Reply 30 minutes ago 3 Likes Steve CNN represents the best the lefty libbys have to offer, NOTHING. That is why no one is interested in their blind left wing message. NO ONE is watching, get of the air you dupes. Which one of the wit sisters runs this outfit, dim, nit or half? Like Reply 36 minutes ago 4 Likes Steven Being the propaganda arm of the DNC isn't as profitable as it used to be. ;-) Like Reply 38 minutes ago 6 Likes Soul Leister CNN long ago ceased being a "news outlet".- Now they are a DNC propaganda/gossip network (one of many, yawn)... no actual news to watch... they have decided to target a tiny politically myopic audience (and even they are rejecting the reprogramming). CNN will spend hundreds of hours on hearsay and innuendo but you can't find out about all the black gangs of teens stalking, beating and robbing whites... but a 1/8th black 1/2 white hispanic can be imagined (after hours of tape manipulation) to have said C--n or Goon and that leads hour after hour after hour... When their sole function appears to be insult the intelligence of the majority of their possible viewing audience with thier racebaiting DNC script reading... they get the viewing adience they have (and deserve)... tiny. Like Reply 38 minutes ago 9 Likes Gas_Passer I like how Rush Limbaugh does his montage of the talking heads of the tv news where they are all reading the same thing!- That just PROVES that the talking heads are getting their talking points from the government media complex.- Ha ha ha!!! Like Reply 39 minutes ago 3 Likes Rick Ricardo Looks like they are continuing to head for the dumpster Like Reply 44 minutes ago 2 Likes Sonny Phillips ahhh, it appears that the lame stream media is taking another hit.- Guess what CNN, get your head outta Obummer's butt and be "real" reporters and maybe, just maybe, someone might tune in. Like Reply 50 minutes ago 7 Likes Soul Leister IF they had real reporters they would have to get rid of diverse gaggle of- racists, sexist, DNC yes men/women... whose only skill appears to be reading the DNC scripts placed in front of them ...or repeating what their handlers tell them in their ear peices... there is not a toilet large enough to flush the solodads and lemons out of that organization... it needs an enema of historic proportions... to make room for an actual investigative reporter... no one takes the fluff girls seriously. Like Reply 33 minutes ago in reply to Sonny Phillips 3 Likes LiberalMediaIsCorrupt, I hate the lying, liberal media. Dear CNN: Want better ratings?- Read the almost 1,500 posts below. Like Reply 53 minutes ago 5 Likes Gas_Passer Most of the tv news is the government media complex.- The talking heads are given what to say as they read their monitors.- Like Reply 54 minutes ago 1 Like Blog Blog I don't watch Russian TV anyway. Like Reply 1 hour ago 4 Likes Gas_Passer RT tv does a better job of reporting the news than CNN.- They investigate for the news instead of getting talking points such as CNN does. Like Reply 50 minutes ago in reply to Blog Blog 3 Likes Dave Holly Nelson:- "HA HA!" - Like Reply 1 hour ago 2 Likes Larry The only people watching are the ones stuck at airport gates where CNN pays to have the channel welded to CNN. Like Reply 1 hour ago 7 Likes uisignorant This is what happens when you make a hard left turn. Like Reply 1 hour ago 8 Likes BenDoverPls -Yes.- Even UPS has decided to make only right turns. Like Reply 31 minutes ago in reply to uisignorant 1 Like Wert Commie socialist have infiltrated the Democratic party and taken it over. Republican voting is the only way to save liberty. Like Reply 1 hour ago 9 Likes D These hacks are going by the wayside - to the trash heap with you Like Reply 1 hour ago 4 Likes Swarmi Guess their attempts to lynch Zman are backfiring. - -Look who is wearing the necktie now? Like Reply 1 hour ago 6 Likes rjm2238 I gave up on Liberal news in general and CNN in particular years ago after conducting an experiment involving C-SPAN and Cable and the major news channels. It is an experiment anyone may conduct however it is time consuming, but worthwhile. First select an issue you find interesting and of great import to the country. Next follow the Congressional debate as much as you can on C-SPAN, watching the floor debate, not a synopsis of the debate but the actual debate. That is the imperative portion of the experiment as it disallows any coverage or coloring or interpretation of what was said, you hear only what was said. Now listen to the coverage of what you have witnessed yourself, live in Congress and see which networks present the most accurate and unbiased version of the particular debate you have been following. I had found that when watching MSNBC, CNN, NBC or to a slightly lesser degree the rest of the mainstream media, that their coverage was so tilted to the left that it was actually difficult to even grasp that they were discussing the event you had just witnessed. The words you just saw someone use, are changed, omitted or ascribed to someone else. The whole tenure of the debate is so distorted that you are left scratching your head and wondering how could they take what I just saw and change it into what I just heard them say? It is crazy. I have noticed that Fox News engages in basically none of this. I can hear the leftists now, the George Soros media monopoly fans whining and groaning but I am not going to argue with them any longer. I know. I urge you folks out there to do this experiment for yourselves, it won't take all that long, and it will change the way you obtain your information for the rest of your life and it will allow you to see how you are being flat out manipulated, and that my fellow voters is important, it is critical and it is worth the time. Rich in New Mexico. Like Reply 1 hour ago 18 Likes Josh.S infowars.com Like Reply 31 minutes ago in reply to rjm2238 John Doe "Fox engages in basically none of this?" What planet are you on? I used to watch FOX for years..- And then I woke up from them as well. I got rid of my cable altogether after they proved to be just as useless. -Fake polls, outright lies, more bias and party propaganda than the other three put together, and they only report on the part of the fact they want you to hear, they omit the parts they don't want you to know. FOX my friend is the worst one of the bunch. Like Reply 50 minutes ago in reply to rjm2238 2 Likes Charles Edward Frith All fake. All of it. Like Reply 1 hour ago in reply to rjm2238 1 Like lewnatic CNN(communist news network) has earned that rating through their continuois lies and fabrications of the truth. Rarely if at all have they ever reported the truth,the only news is that they dont report the news it is all opinion and what ever this disgrace of a president tells them what to say, so in escense all they are is an extension of obamas teleprompter.....crap runs downhill and when it hits cnn they report it Like Reply 1 hour ago 7 Likes FedsMadeSarahPalinClick4Proof It appears Washington is getting desperate for news now that the truth has leaked out about the coup, cover up, state controlled media, and current police state. Like Reply 1 hour ago 5 Likes Wert CNN=Communist Nation Network . Like Reply 1 hour ago 5 Likes Dave Williams In the global search for relevance, CNN has simply struck out. -Too many accents and "I'm not from here.." personalities like Morgan. -MSNBC is even worse. -Maybe they'll merge so I'll only have one channel to avoid.. Like Reply 1 hour ago 5 Likes Beave Village I still don't get why they have CNN at so many airports.- No one is watching them anymore.- We want FOX News at our airports!- They've been number one for decades. Like Reply 1 hour ago 15 Likes M Subscribe by email S RSS Load more comments Reactions Show more reactions Twitter Mobile RSS Interested in advertising on TVNewser? 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It turns out that wasn't true. The double-agent hadn't been recruited and placed by the CIA, but by British intelligence , who also managed the operation. In fact, the Americans had only recently been made aware of the joint British-Saudi effort. The leaks about the operation from the American side have infuriated British intelligence officials , who-had hoped to continue the operation. The leaks not only scuttled the mission but put the life of the asset in jeopardy . Even CIA officials, joining their MI5 and MI6 counterparts, were describing the leaks as "despicable," -attributing them to the Obama administration.
Who's your daddy? Now a website may know for sure. Companies crossing DNA-mapping technology with social networking are developing a brave new world in which samples of customers' genes can be used to map family trees, find relationships people never knew they had, and identify adopted children's biological parents. Earlier this month, Ancestry.com Inc., a genealogy-research website with about 1.9 million subscribers, rolled out a $99 DNA service that lets users compare some 700,000 points on their own genome with those of others in its database. The site, which also charges a monthly subscription fee of $12.95, uses DNA data ...
"Is this [vice presidential debate] about her brain power?... Do you think cute will beat brains?...Do you think she'd do better on the questions on Jeopardy! or the interview they do during a half-time?...My suspicion is that she has the same lack of intellectual curiosity that the President of the United States has right now and that is scary!"
The Living Planet Report is the world's leading, science-based analysis on the health of our only planet and the impact of human activity. Its key finding? Humanity's demands exceed our planet's capacity to sustain us. That is, we ask for more than what we have. The latest edition of the Living Planet Report was released in May 2012. You can read all about its findings in the links on the left, or click on the link and download the full report. In a world first, LPR 2012 was launched from space - by astronaut Andr√© Kuipers in the International Space Station, in collaboration with the European Space Agency. See Andr√©'s message to the planet below.
Barack Obama's re-election campaign for the White House is poised to launch its secret weapon: an online tool that the campaign hopes will vastly increase its ability to mobilise volunteers and potential voters across the US. The new tool, called Dashboard, is being seen as the possible Holy Grail of digital political organising, one that has eluded campaign chiefs for years. It is already being road-tested in several of the crucial swing states that Obama must hold onto if he is to remain in office. The technology has been incorporated into the campaign's website, myBarackObama.com, and is expected to be made available to thousands of staff and volunteers across the country within the next 10 days. Its URL can be found through search, though it remains inaccessible to most Obama supporters until the launch.
In what is shaping up as the first major deal made on the ground at the Cannes Film Festival, The Weinstein Company is in hot and heavy negotiations for U.S. rights to Code Name Geronimo, the John Stockwell-directed drama about the manhunt for 9/11 terror attack mastermind Osama bin Laden. The deal is in the $2 million range, and is being negotiated on the basis of a trailer for a film that is in post-production. That footage was unveiled today by Voltage Pictures' Nicolas Chartier and WME Global's Graham Taylor (who just landed in Cannes), and Weinstein moved quickly to hammer out a deal with attorney Craig Emanuel. What is most intriguing about this is that TWC can put the film into theaters in early fall, a move that would put it before the Kathryn Bigelow-directed Zero Dark Thirty. That film, which has an ensemble cast including Joel Edgerton and Jessica Chastain, won't be released until December 19 after Sony Pictures decided not to put it in theaters during the presidential elections. Already it is clear that President Obama's green light of the SEAL Team 6 mission will be a major issue in the upcoming presidential campaign, and Republicans have already railed against the notion that writer Mark Boal got inside information from the administration for his script.
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The most dangerous drug in the world: 'Devil's Breath' chemical from Colombia can block free will, wipe memory and even kill Scopolamine often blown into faces of victims or added to drinks Within minutes, victims are like 'zombies' - coherent, but with no free will Some victims report emptying bank accounts to robbers or helping them pillage own house Drug is made from borrachero tree, which is common in Colombia
But the nationwide vaccination campaign is a powerful sign of Haitians helping themselves. The campaign has been supported by several organizations including the GAVI Alliance, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), UNICEF, and others. Yet the drive to protect people's health and save lives, particularly children's lives, is something that unites Haitians.
From the rubble, literally, of the earthquake that struck Haiti in January 2010, plans to build the first professional soccer stadium in the country are taking shape. The appropriately named Phoenix Stadium is set to rise in Cit√© Soleil, an area designated by the United Nations as a red zone -- an impoverished town in desperate need of economic development. The entire project, which has an estimated cost of $5 million, will have the majority of its financing provided by Delos LLC as part of the Clinton Global Initiative. Additional financing will be secured from corporations and individual donors. The stadium is only the first component of a project that will result in the construction of a youth soccer academy, an elementary and middle school, and infrastructure projects that will include agriculture, composting and water treatment.
Internationally recognized for improving the lives of children and adolescents with disorders and injuries of the brain and spinal cord, the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD serves more than 16,000 individuals each year through inpatient and outpatient clinics, home and community services and school-based programs. Kennedy Krieger provides a wide range of services for children with developmental concerns mild to severe, and is home to a team of investigators who are contributing to the understanding of how disorders develop while pioneering new interventions and earlier diagnosis. For more information on Kennedy Krieger Institute, visit www.kennedykrieger.org.
In a clinical trial that could lead to treatments that prevent Alzheimer's, people who are genetically guaranteed to develop the disease -- but who do not yet have any symptoms -- will for the first time be given a drug intended to stop it, federal officials announced Tuesday.
The drug trial is part of the federal government’s first national plan to address Alzheimer’s, which was unveiled Tuesday by Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary for health and human services. The government took the unusual step of assigning $50 million from the current year’s N.I.H. budget to research considered too promising to wait, including the Colombia trial and a study on whether inhaled insulin can ease mild cognitive impairment, Dr. Collins said. Another $100 million is proposed for 2013, mostly for research, but also for education, caregiver support and data collection.
Success for the Colombia trial is, of course, no sure thing. Many trials fail, and Alzheimer’s research has so far found no treatment effective for more than several months. But experts say that trying drugs years before symptoms emerge could have greater potential because the brain would not yet be ravaged by the disease. The trial will be financed with $16 million from the National Institutes of Health, $15 million from private donors through the Banner Institute and about $65 million from Genentech, the drug’s American manufacturer.
A 15-year-old schoolgirl died of tuberculosis after a series of doctor errors missed the chance to detect and cure her disease, with her GP claiming she was 'lovesick', an inquest heard today. Alina Sarag died in January last year after a GP allegedly advised her that her physical deterioration was due to mental health problems.
Her distraught father, Sultan Sarag, 43, broke down as he told the court: 'The doctor said to her ‘Did you meet someone on holiday? Are you missing him?
'She found it very distressing he was suggesting she was lovesick for a boy.
'He said all the problems were in her head and she should see a psychiatrist or spiritual healer.'
Mr Sarag also claimed Dr Sharad Shripadrao Pandit accused him of 'mollycoddling' Alina, and refused to test his daughter for TB.
Health officials said Armando Rodriguez, 34, of Stockton, has active pulmonary tuberculosis, which can include coughing up blood or phlegm and can spread through the air. Rodriguez has been noncompliant with his treatment and could become contagious as a result, Ginger Wick, nursing director for San Joaquin County, said in a letter requesting a warrant for Rodriguez's arrest.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said laws to control the spread of tuberculosis have been in use for more than a century, though regulations differ in each state.
Five years ago, 720 girls received the cervical cancer vaccine at a metropolitan school in Melbourne. Within two hours of vaccination, 26 girls reported symptoms including dizziness, weakness and palpitations. Tests of the girls found no basis for their symptoms and all of the girls recovered. It was likely they had experienced a case of mass hysteria. But Dr Buttery says if people believed the girls had experienced adverse reactions to the vaccines, they could be deterred from getting the vaccines themselves and the girls affected may be reluctant to go back and get the full three doses. ''Conversion disorder tends to occur in waves of direct visualisation initially, but if it was taken up at community level thanks to social media, I think it's very reasonable to hypothesise that the social impact could be more rapid and widespread than previously,'' Dr Buttery says.
But the nationwide vaccination campaign is a powerful sign of Haitians helping themselves. The campaign has been supported by several organizations including the GAVI Alliance, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), UNICEF, and others. Yet the drive to protect people's health and save lives, particularly children's lives, is something that unites Haitians.