1930 Film Dance
Her dancing is very gymnastic and athletic.
Check out the guy's dancing at 1:40. Its all from the waist down like 'Riverdance' except totally over the top with moonwalking, really.
“Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something." Plato
An ally in the struggle against militant Islamism. Whatever Saddam Hussein's ties were to al Qaeda before the invasion, the reality today is that an important al Qaeda franchise has established itself in Iraq. It initially had the support of a significant portion of Iraq's Sunni Arab community, but that community--with critical American support--has rejected al Qaeda and united with Iraq's Shia and Kurds to fight it.One might deduce that Kagan is pleased with Iraq's war on Al Qaeda.
As a result, there is no state in the world that is more committed than Iraq to defeating al Qaeda. None has mobilized more troops to fight al Qaeda or suffered more civilian casualties at the hands of al Qaeda--or, for that matter, taken more police and military casualties. Iraq is already America's best ally in the struggle against al Qaeda. Moreover, the recent decision of Iraq's government to go after illegal, Iranian-backed Shia militias and terror groups shows that even a Shia government in Baghdad can be a good partner in the struggle against Shia extremism as well.
Four U.S. soldiers were killed in two rocket attacks in Baghdad on Monday as clashes between U.S.-backed Iraqi forces and Shiite militiamen intensified, the military said.
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama denounced his former pastor in his strongest language to date on Tuesday, saying he was outraged by Rev. Jeremiah Wright's assertions about the U.S. government and race.The media, Republicans-neocons, and Clinton have found Obama's weak point, and they will hammer him on Wright.
"His comments were not only divisive ... but I believe that they end up giving comfort to those who prey on hate," Obama told reporters.
"Whatever relationship I had with Reverend Wright has changed as a consequence of this," Obama said.
Opec, the oil producing cartel, has warned that the price of crude could keep rising to reach $200 a barrel.Isn't there an old quote about once the crap is out of the bull you can't get it back in.
Opec president Chakib Khelil blamed the falling value of the US dollar, which makes other assets, including oil, more attractive for foreign investors.
The dollar's decline has also made dollar-denominated assets such as oil and other commodities relatively cheap for some investors.
Marine Maj. Gen. Douglas M. Stone, (is) the commander of U.S. detention facilities in Iraq
Stone said such efforts, aimed mainly at Iraqis who have been held for more than a year, are intended to "bend them back to our will" and are part of waging war in what he called "the battlefield of the mind." Most of the younger detainees are held in a facility that the military calls the "House of Wisdom."
If a detainee is an imperative security risk . . . then I'm going to reduce that risk and I'm going to replace that destructive ideology..."
We want to keep our region away from the disasters of wars."
"We would like our region to enjoy its monetary surplus, prosperity, stability and progress."
"If you mean would we work as an intermediary, yes, we have done a lot of intermediary work and solved many conflicts, and used diplomacy to solve many things silently. We knew that those whom we sought to assist succeeded and appreciated this very well. Let history keep this to our credit when speaking about us."
Hillary Rodham Clinton now leads John McCain by 9 points in a head-to- head presidential matchup...It would be a crime to not see Obama on the voting ballot this November.
Helped by independents, young people and seniors, Clinton gained ground this month in a hypothetical match with Sen. McCain, the GOP nominee-in-waiting. She now leads McCain, 50 percent to 41 percent, while Obama remains virtually tied with McCain, 46 percent to 44 percent.
"Teens are curious and they want to experiment and if they know what's out there and they have the correct information, they're going to know how to protect themselves and prevent an unwanted pregnancy and an STD..."
...with some 750,000 teenage pregnancies a year, America has one of the highest teen birth rates in the developed world.
"This national programme which has wasted $1.5bn (£750m) of tax money is a failure and our teens are paying the price..."
Most investors believe the Fed will lower rates by another quarter percentage point but will also suggest they are gearing up for a pause.There will be a Federal Reserve assessment on the economy issued this coming week maybe Tuesday or Wednesday.
But in South Korea, China's treatment of North Korean defectors has taken center stage.
Thousands of North Koreans, fleeing lives of hardship in a country that restricts all civil liberties, have escaped across the loosely controlled Chinese border, rather than attempt the heavily fortified frontier with the South. Many live in hiding in China, where if caught, they are deported back home to face imprisonment in life- threatening conditions.
"This man (Greenspan) has unfortunately made a lot of mistakes ..."
"His first one was to support all the tax cuts which were introduced under Bush -- they didn't stimulate the economy very much ..."
"I reproach them (the Bush administration), that the economy was not as resilient as it could have been due to the ongoing tax cuts and the huge costs incurred by the war in Iraq ..."
Recent letters from the U.S. Justice Department to Congress state that intelligence agents working on counter-terrorism can legally use interrogation techniques that might otherwise be banned by international law...
A March 5 letter from the Justice Department to Congress makes clear the Bush administration has not set boundaries for which interrogation methods might violate the ban in the Geneva Conventions on "outrages upon personal dignity..."
"Fuel is money..."It won't be global warming that changes the way we live. It will be the price tag.
Sales of large SUVs plummeted 28 percent in the first quarter this year, while subcompact sales rose 32 percent, according to Autodata Corp. Thriftier four-cylinder engines, once despised by Americans for their perceived lack of power, are selling in record numbers.
Used car dealers don't want the big vehicles on their lots anymore because hardly anyone is buying them.
1944 - This is one of 26 Private SNAFU ('Situation Normal, All Fouled Up) cartoons made by the US Army Signal Corps to educate and boost the morale the troops. Originally created by Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss) and Phil Eastman, most of the cartoons were produced by Warner Brothers Animation Studios - employing their animators, voice actors (primarily Mel Blanc) and Carl Stalling's music.
Police planned to increase patrols and put SWAT officers and specialized units on the streets over the weekend, a show of force aimed at deterring violence...After I was assaulted back in November, I spoke with the mayor of my city.
A fired-up Daley blasted the gun industry and called on parents and adults to do their part by intervening to help troubled youth and by working to keep others on the right path.
Biofuel production is critical to meeting current and future fuel demand in spite of its possible role in driving up food prices...FYI rice is now being rationed in the USA. Still like biofuel...
(biofuel makes up) 50 per cent of the extra fuel coming to the market from sources outside Opec...
The FAO (UN Food and Agriculture Organization) estimates biofuels account for 10 per cent of the food price spike.
Sam's Club, the membership warehouse division of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., is limiting how much rice customers can buy because of what it calls "recent supply and demand trends," the company said Wednesday. source
Gen. Tommy Franks called him "the dumbest [bad word] guy on the planet." George Tenet of the CIA called his work on Iraq "total crap." And Jay Garner, once the American administrator in Iraq, deduced that Feith is "incredibly dangerous" and, "He's a smart guy whose electrons aren't connected."
China's government agreed Friday to a meeting with an envoy of exiled Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama, a step that follows weeks of calls from world leaders for dialogue in the wake of anti-government protests in Tibet.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim October 9, 2007, as Leif Erikson Day. I call upon all Americans to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs to honor our rich Nordic-American heritage.President Bush continues to fill up the calendar with many new and appealing holidays.
Americans believe that every man, woman, and child has unalienable rights, dignity, and matchless value. Advancing these ideals was the honorable vision of our Founders and the mission that helped shape this great country. On Loyalty Day, we celebrate the legacy of freedom and the shared ideals that bind us together.I'm not sure what the proper attire is for Loyalty Day, perhaps its simply a flag pin worn on a prominent place on the upper body garment.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 1, 2008, as Loyalty Day. I call upon all people of the United States to join in support of this national observance and to display the flag of the United States on Loyalty Day as a symbol of pride in our Nation.
By naming Petraeus to a job that lasts into the next administration, Bush ensures that the new president will confront the military's strongest voice for maintaining a big force in Iraq.We have this sense that Bush's unpopularity, his 20 something percent approval rating, and the rupture within the Republican Party which includes a long list of retiring Congressional people, indicates some type of grand swinging of the political pendulum back to at the very least a more central place.
And Petraeus has emerged as a leading critic of Iran's interference in Iraq, making his appointment a signal of heightened U.S. attention to Tehran.
Volkswagen...a sponsor of the 2008 Beijing games, urged China's government on Thursday to embrace the spirit of the Olympic Games.The Chinese occupation of Tibet and the ongoing brutal disassembly of the Tibetan culture are at the center of this demand. Worldwide protests are shining a powerful light on this tragedy as the Olympic torch makes its way around the world.
"The Olympics offer China and its people a unique opportunity not only to continue their economic development, but above all to further open up their society..."
Tehran: Iran is ready for talks about its nuclear programme but will not give in to pressure to stop its atomic work, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said.Continuing a little further with Clinton's 'obliterate' comment which I found to be completely reprehensible, one wonders what she is thinking.
Ahmadinejad’s comments on Wednesday came a day after US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said that if she were president, the United States could “obliterate” Iran.
"Iran's enemies should know our nation is in favour of logical talks ... but talks should be based on respecting our rights," Ahmadinejad said.
The House voted Wednesday to block the Bush administration from cutting federal spending on Medicaid health care for the poor by $13 billion over the next five years.Bush is of course self and party mandated to kill all entitlements, social spending. Its called draining the beast.
Two-thirds of House Republicans joined every voting Democrat in the 349-to-62 vote to impose a one-year moratorium, through next March, on seven rules changes that the administration said were needed to curb waste and abuse in Medicaid...
47 million Americans had no health insurance in 2006, an increase of more than 2 million from the previous year.
So what's happening is that health insurance is becoming more expensive, less affordable. Employers are dropping coverage. And as a consequence, what we see out the other end is 2.2 million more Americans uninsured in the most recent year, a total of almost 9 million more Americans now uninsured since 2000.
The United States has...2.3 million criminals behind bars...As someone who was violently assaulted by 10 gang hoodlums, the trouble is that there are many more people out there who are extremely detrimental and violent.
The United States... has 751 people in prison or jail for every 100,000 in population.
The only other major industrialized nation that even comes close is Russia, with 627 prisoners for every 100,000 people.
The median among all nations is about 125...
Criminologists and legal experts here and abroad point to a tangle of factors to explain America's extraordinary incarceration rate: higher levels of violent crime, harsher sentencing laws, a legacy of racial turmoil, a special fervor in combating illegal drugs...
...Italy’s major electricity producer, Enel, is converting its massive power plant here from oil to coal, generally the dirtiest fuel on earth.
...European countries are expected to put into operation about 50 coal-fired plants over the next five years...
...critics say that “clean coal” is a pipe dream, an oxymoron in terms of the carbon emissions that count most toward climate change.
Bangladesh has begun evacuating thousands of stranded workers who were trafficked into war-ravaged Iraq by illegal manpower traders, officials said on Wednesday.One very obvious question comes to mind, why are immigrants being herded into Iraq to work, when the unemployment rate as a result of shock and awe is unbelievably high and the Iraqi people are impoverished even further as a result of unemployment?
Those evacuated on Wednesday estimated that about 10,000 more Bangladeshis were still in Iraq, facing a hard time without jobs and proper documents.
It turns out the pro-war slant of military analysts was in fact part of a carefully orchestrated propaganda effort from the Pentagon. The New York Times has revealed the Pentagon recruited more than seventy-five retired military officers to appear on TV outlets as so-called military analysts ahead of the Iraq war. Newly disclosed Pentagon documents repeatedly refer to the military analysts as “message force multipliers” or “surrogates” who could be counted on to deliver administration themes and messages to millions of Americans in the form of their own opinions.The segment looked at this issue in detail. Basically we are talking about a subversion of democracy. You use the main stream media to amplify the call to war with a carefully orchestrated group of high up professionals who are heavily invested in the whole process.
TH!NK GLOBAL is the new owner of the electric car producer TH!NK. Formerly part of the Ford Motor Company, TH!NK was taken over by a group of Norwegian investors in March 2006. Our goal is to make TH!NK the leading electric car producer in the world .They intend to put the first model on the market by the end of 2009.
The electric car is back, capturing public attention and imagination. The confluence of climate change, high fuel prices, the success of hybrids, improved technology, and other factors have brought new attention to electric vehicles.
The Americans are attempting to seal off much of Sadr City, home to an estimated 2.5 million people, and have used helicopter gunships and Predator drones to fire missiles at militiamen seeking refuge in the sprawling slum of northeast Baghdad.Fox News: 12 Killed in Baghdad's Sadr City, Government Troops Sweep Through Basra
Security forces in the area also have come under repeated attack by militants trying to prevent the construction of a concrete wall through the district.
The wall — a concrete barrier of varying height up to about 12 feet — is being built along a main street dividing the southern portion of Sadr City from the northern, where Mahdi Army fighters are concentrated.
Source: Richter's witty, reductionist squares, trapezoids, and lines alter size and shade, becoming meditations on pure form, movement, and music. "Rhythm 23" (1923) explores various modes of movement, including criss-cross patterns, negative reversals, and changes in size and shape. His later studies juxtapose abstract forms (circles suspended in space) with their recognizable correlates (a human face, artificial eyeballs).
Rhythm was key to Richter's works. It created a kind of hidden structure, or grid, that helped unify disparate images into a whole. His abstract motion studies melted into a Surrealistic approach, and were explicitly intended to confound the rational mind with irrational happenings. In the obscurist fantasy "Ghosts before Breakfast" (1927), Richter's Dadaist influences take center stage. Everyday objects and people undergo bizarre metamorphoses: hats fly through the air; beards appear, grow, and just as magically disappear on hapless men; tea cups fill of their own accord. Creating a "fantasy trance" of curiosity, Richter's inspired choreography of objects held audiences spellbound at a time when film and special effects were new.
"There's no doubt that both the Arab world and Hamas will accept Israel's right to exist in peace within 1967 borders," he said, referring to Israel's frontiers before it captured large swaths of Arab lands in the 1967 Mideast war.
Israel has been negotiating directly with Abbas, who heads a moderate government based in the West Bank. Abbas lost control of the Gaza Strip last June, when Hamas violently seized control of that territory.
Of the 606 militants cataloged in the Sinjar records, almost 19 percent had come to Iraq from Libya. Previous intelligence estimates had always held that the bulk of Iraq's foreign fighters come from Saudi Arabia. Indeed, the largest number of militants in the Sinjar records—244 of them—were Saudi nationals. But in per capita terms, Libyans represented a much higher percentage. Perhaps the most startling detail: of 112 Libyan fighters named in the papers, an astoundingly large number—52—had come from a single town of 50,000 people along the Mediterranean coast, called Darnah.Back in 2003, Libya agreed to open up its nuclear weapons technology to the U.N.
"Another message should be equally clear: Leaders who abandon the pursuit of chemical, biological and nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them will find an open path to better relations with the United States and other free nations."Clearly terrorism extends far beyond the use of a weapon of mass destruction by a 'rogue' nation. Clearly the method for preventing terrorists extends far beyond the scope of normalizing relations with 'rogue' countries.
He said Libya's decision would help lift it out of its isolation.
"With today's announcement by its leader, Libya has begun the process of rejoining the community of nations," Bush said. "Colonel Gadhafi knows the way forward: Libya should carry out the commitments announced today. Libya should also fully engage in the war against terror."
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs isn't doing enough to prevent suicide and provide adequate medical care for Americans who have served in the armed forces, a class-action lawsuit that goes to trial this week charges.The Bush administration is perfectly willing to send troops into Iraq for multiple tours of duty, and like many he wears the patriotic flag and talks about honoring the troops efforts in Iraq by staying his course. The end result of this policy will cast a long lengthy shadow on American society for years to come.
An average of 18 military veterans kill themselves each day, and five of them are under VA care when they commit suicide, according to a December e-mail between top VA officials that was filed as part of the federal lawsuit.
After the Clintons left the White House, I stayed on (as White House chef) for the first four years of the Bush administration and was surprised to see how similar were Mrs. Clinton’s and Laura Bush’s tastes: though very different women, they both liked Southwestern cuisine and spicy foods and ate relatively healthfully. Just about the only thing that’s changed in the menu is Mrs. Bush’s insistence on organic products — much to her husband’s surprise.There is virtually no policy decision that Bush has made that I believe benefits anyone other than the richest 1% of the nation's people. The end of his presidency cannot come fast enough.
Afghan police clashed with Iranian forces at the southwestern border between the two countries, leaving one civilian dead and two Iranian officers wounded, officials said Sunday.This is another aspect of the violence in the region that is not widely known.
The long and porous border between the two countries is used by smugglers to traffic drugs into Iran. Many Afghans also cross illegally into Iran from the area. Border clashes are common.
God is Great," screamed a man seconds before he blew himself up, killing 10 people in a restaurant in Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province in western Iraq.
A vicious civil war is now being fought within Iraq's Sunni Arab community between al-Qa'ida in Iraq and al-Sahwa while other groups continue to attack American forces.
The official daily death toll of civilians reached a low of 20 killed a day in that month (January) and has since more than doubled to 41 a day in March. The US and the Iraqi government are now facing a war on two fronts.
The Iraqi army has appeared as dependent on American support as it ever was in the past.
It is in America's best interest to reduce the world's dependency on oil from unstable regions of the world. Starting with a collaborative effort among individuals, businesses and government leaders, we can fundamentally transform the American energy system to one that is more dependable and more affordable. Yet there is no panacea for the energy challenge we face. It will take a wide-ranging approach that adopts more aggressive development of biofuels and solar, wind, hydrogen and nuclear power.Gingrich's article is misnamed, he does not go into the deep and destructive cons of ethanol and biofuel.
Though ethanol holds a lot of potential as a partial replacement for gasoline, the ethanol we use today will be replaced by an improved ethanol in the future as ethanol producers continue to advance the fuel's positive energy return on investment (the ratio of how much energy the fuel produces to how much energy is needed to produce the fuel).
The push for ethanol and other biofuels has spawned an industry that depends on billions of dollars of taxpayer subsidies, and not only in the United States. In 2005, global ethanol production was 9.66 billion gallons, of which Brazil produced 45.2 percent (from sugar cane) and the United States 44.5 percent (from corn). Global production of biodiesel (most of it in Europe), made from oilseeds, was almost one billion gallons.This article is a year old and today we are witnessing the worldwide increase in food prices. Curiosly Gingrich makes virtually no connection between ethanol and biodiesel production and the rising price of food, which is leading to massive hunger in poorer countries.
The industry's growth has meant that a larger and larger share of corn production is being used to feed the huge mills that produce ethanol. According to some estimates, ethanol plants will burn up to half of U.S. domestic corn supplies within a few years. Ethanol demand will bring 2007 inventories of corn to their lowest levels since 1995 (a drought year), even though 2006 yielded the third-largest corn crop on record. Iowa may soon become a net corn importer.
The enormous volume of corn required by the ethanol industry is sending shock waves through the food system. (The United States accounts for some 40 percent of the world's total corn production and over half of all corn exports.) In March 2007, corn futures rose to over $4.38 a bushel, the highest level in ten years. Wheat and rice prices have also surged to decade highs, because even as those grains are increasingly being used as substitutes for corn, farmers are planting more acres with corn and fewer acres with other crops.
This might sound like nirvana to corn producers, but it is hardly that for consumers, especially in poor developing countries, who will be hit with a double shock if both food prices and oil prices stay high...source
Rocketing food prices — some of which have more than doubled in two years — have sparked riots in numerous countries recently. Millions are reeling from sticker shock and governments are scrambling to staunch a fast-moving crisis before it spins out of control. From Mexico to Pakistan, protests have turned violent. Rioters tore through three cities in the West African nation of Burkina Faso last month, burning government buildings and looting stores. Days later in Cameroon, a taxi drivers' strike over fuel prices mutated into a massive protest about food prices, leaving around 20 people dead. Similar protests exploded in Senegal and Mauritania late last year. And Indian protesters burned hundreds of food-ration stores in West Bengal last October...
The push to produce biofuels as an alternative to hydrocarbons is further straining food supplies, especially in the U.S., where generous subsidies for ethanol have lured thousands of farmers away from growing crops for food. "The area used for biofuels is increasing each year...
The survey of 1,209 registered voters found that Obama now leads Clinton by nearly 20 points, or 54 percent to 35 percent, among registered Democrats and those who lean Democratic nationwide.Personally I always take the results of the polls with some suspicion.
- 1,500 Americans a day die from cancer...Our priorities are in disarray.
- The National Institutes of Health has lost 2 percent of its budget to inflation in real dollars every year for the last seven years, a 14 percent decline...
- When...asked...why there is the drop in federal funds... “We have a deficit and a war.” If funding potential disease cures is part of the price of Iraq, it is no wonder that 70 percent of Americans oppose the war and want its cost to end in the scheme of priorities.
While younger blacks and poor people tended to be less happy than whites and wealthier people, those differences faded as people aged.There is a line in a Buddhist prayer that goes - "May all sentient beings have happiness and the cause of happiness."
In general, the odds of being happy increased 5 percent with every 10 years of age.
Wall Street stocks cantered towards the weekend break, climbing for a fourth straight session on Friday...Google impressed investors with resilient earnings.Google on the NYSE: Google
A company of government troops in Sadr City retreated when they came under attack from Shiite militiamen who used the cover of a sandstorm, police said Friday.Not exactly standing up as we stand down is it?
A 5.4-magnitude earthquake that appeared to rival the strongest recorded in the region rocked people up to 450 miles away early Friday, surprising residents unaccustomed to such a powerful Midwest temblor.
Researchers have built the world's smallest transistor - one atom thick and 10 atoms wide - out of a material that could one day replace silicon.
"It is already superior to silicon by an order of magnitude and comparable to the best samples of other materials.
"We believe we can increase this mobility of electron flow 10-fold."
About 300,000 U.S. troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan suffer symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder or depression, but about half receive no care, an independent study said on Thursday.Next time our political leaders tell us that the cost of taking down Saddam Hussein was worth it, pity them for being so out of touch and inhumanely callous.
The study by the RAND Corp. also estimated that another 320,000 troops have sustained a possible traumatic brain injury during deployment. But researchers could not say how many of those cases were serious or required treatment.
At least 50 people were killed and 55 others injured Thursday in a suicide bombing at a funeral in northern Iraq, one of the deadliest for months, Reuters news agency reported.Can you imagine how people in the USA would respond if this happened in Washington DC or Los Angeles.
A suicide bomber detonated his explosives under a vest during the funeral in a Sunni Arab village near the town of Adhaim in Diyala province, it said.
Revising his stance on global warming, President Bush proposed a new target Wednesday for stopping the growth of the nation's greenhouse gas emissions by 2025.With 7 wasted years down the drain on this dramatically important issue, Bush punts it to 2025.
The new White House climate initiative comes as Bush appears, in the view of congressional Democrats and environmentalists, as increasingly irrelevant in the climate debate both on the domestic and international stage.
Ramallah, West Bank: Former US President Jimmy Carter on Tuesday warmly embraced a leading Hamas figure in the West Bank and laid a wreath at the grave of Yasser Arafat, further antagonising Israel as he pushed forward with his latest Mideast peace mission.I did not admire Arafat. He seemed to be serving his own self interests in the end.
Carter, who stressed he was not acting as a negotiator or a mediator, said he hoped "just as a communicator" to relay to "leaders of the United States" what Hamas and Syria have to say.
The U.S. economy has weakened further since early March due to softer consumer spending, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday in a periodic business sentiment survey.This is a curious way of stating the problem.
Since last fall, eight mostly midsize chains — as diverse as the furniture store Levitz and the electronics seller Sharper Image — have filed for bankruptcy protection as they staggered under mounting debt and declining sales.
But the troubles are quickly spreading to bigger national companies, like Linens ‘n Things, the bedding and furniture retailer with 500 stores in 47 states. It may file for bankruptcy as early as this week, according to people briefed on the matter.
Even retailers that can avoid bankruptcy are shutting down stores to preserve cash through what could be a long economic downturn. Over the next year, Foot Locker said it would close 140 stores, Ann Taylor will start to shutter 117, and the jeweler Zales will close 100.
Tehran: A spokesman for Iran's judiciary is confirming that Tehran's police chief has been detained and is presently "under investigation".Its somewhat Clintonesque, and had it been 6 nude male interns - a Republican Congressman's cornucopia of delight.
But Ali Reza Jamshidi on Tuesday is refusing to detail the circumstances of General Reza Zarei's arrest.
Local media report that Zarei was taken to jail after he was caught with six nude women by a police raid on an underground local brothel.
Insurgents armed primarily with car bombs struck in four cities in Iraq on Tuesday, killing at least 66 people and wounding dozens more. The most lethal attack was in the troubled provincial capital of Baquba, a city the Americans believed they had largely taken back from Sunni extremists last summer.Bush got us into this mess and he apparently has no plan for the region other than staying his failed course. He sure as hell can't and won't get us out of this mess.
Wall Street stocks climbed weakly on Tuesday as advances by financial and energy companies offset declines in technology stocks in a temperamental afternoon session of trading.
City leaders pressed Monday for less government secrecy and stronger action to deal with the presence of trace pharmaceuticals in drinking water supplies, as communities across the nation continue to voice unease over these contaminants.
Scientific studies indicate that some drugs, including sex hormones and psychiatric drugs, can harm aquatic species. A smaller, emerging body of research suggests that tiny concentrations of some drugs can interfere with functions of human cells.
A large study offers the strongest evidence yet that a diet the government recommends for lowering blood pressure can save people from heart attack and stroke.OK its up to you, it might be time to stop eating those deep fried in lard oreos - tasty, but not good for you.
The plan, called the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet, favors fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat milk and plant-based protein over meat.
Health insurance companies are rapidly adopting a new pricing system for very expensive drugs, asking patients to pay hundreds and even thousands of dollars for prescriptions for medications that may save their lives or slow the progress of serious diseases.
With the new pricing system, insurers abandoned the traditional arrangement that has patients pay a fixed amount, like $10, $20 or $30 for a prescription, no matter what the drug’s actual cost. Instead, they are charging patients a percentage of the cost of certain high-priced drugs, usually 20 to 33 percent, which can amount to thousands of dollars a month.
An appeal by both men for Democrats to unite behind Clinton's rival, Barack Obama, would have a powerful effect, and insiders say it is a question of when, rather than if, they act.Why is this information revealed at NEWS.SCOTSMAN.COM - originating in Scotland.