On April 26, a national public health emergency was declared by officials in the U.S. Departments of Health and Homeland Security. 1,2 We were told it was necessary to declare a national emergency because people were getting sick from a new swine flu virus that began in Mexico and might cause a deadly influenza pandemic.
So far, the vast majority of people who get sick with swine flu have symptoms that are no worse than the regular flu and recover completely.… Continue
In a small town in the East African nation of Burundi, a group of people live in fear of being savagely murdered at any moment. They are always on guard night and day maintaining shifts of who keeps watch.
These people are not criminals on the run but victims of mother nature.
They are among a dwindling number of Albinos who have been in hiding since early 2009 when more than a dozen of them were slaughtered for their… Continue
Added by Tara on July 23, 2009 at 10:06am —
Senate and House lawmakers are putting the brakes on the health care reform bill.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for the first time Thursday said that the Senate will not vote on the legislation until after the August recess. He told reporters it's more important to get it right than to ram through an incomplete bill.
The decision means Congress will not meet President Obama's ambitious deadline for legislation… Continue
Americans find themselves in one of the more unique time periods since our noble fight for independence more than 200 years ago. It is a time where more Americans than ever are out of work, state budgets are flat broken, deficits are measured in the trillions of dollars and a federal government running rampant with our tax money under the ill-conceived guise of fixing the problems that government created in the first place.
Last night, Barack Obama stood in front of millions of… Continue
When Ayman al-Shurafa was taken to the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, few outside Chicago had heard of Barack Obama.
By the time Obama, a junior senator from Illinois, announced he was running for president in 2007, al-Shurafa, a Palestinian, had already spent five years in the jail and had been cleared for release by the administration of George Bush, the then-president.
When Obama became president almost two years… Continue
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke ran into skepticism Tuesday from lawmakers wary of expanding the Fed's duties to police big financial companies. They argued that the Fed failed to spot problems that led to the financial crisis in the first place.
"The Fed has made some big mistakes," said Rep. Spencer Bachus, R-Ala., ranking member of… Continue
I remember seeing a speech where this fellow asked all of the attendees to imagine something. It went something like this:
Imagine that you are on a big, beautiful cruise ship on a vacation in the middle of the ocean. Suddenly, a small, but well armed contingent of pirates assaults the ship and takes control. They begin robbing, beating, and killing crew members and passengers. They turn the ship toward their own little pirate kingdom with the full intention to kill off everyone that… Continue
This is only going to be up here for a week or so, I thought Penn and Teller did a great job showing how ridiculous the 2012 Armageddon is. If you have Showtime and I'm guessing most people do now a days you might have seen it already and this is just "time shifting" for you. Ok I think the lawyers will leave me alone if the copyright blood hounds smell this.
Swine flu hits young aboriginal residents hard, expert says
Last Updated: Monday, July 20, 2009 | 11:13 AM ET Comments21Recommend14
CBC NewsAboriginal communities have been harder hit by swine flu than others,… Continue
Added by luggnutz on July 22, 2009 at 11:00am —
Rev. Ted Pike
National Prayer Network
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
In order to preserve the federal hate bill from Presidential veto, this morning the Senate passed the McCain-Levin amendment to the Department of Defense Authorization Act by a vote of 58 to 40. This satisfied President Obama’s demand that 7 to 12 F-22 Raptor fighters be excluded.
The President has repeatedly warned that if Congress sends him a DOD bill… Continue
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