Monday, August 31, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
In addition, the 2009-H1N1 flu strain could “produce infection of 30 percent to 50 percent of the US population this fall and winter, with symptoms in approximately 20 percent to 40 percent of the population (60–120 million people), more than half of whom would seek medical attention.”
Consequently, “as many as 1.8 million US hospital admissions during the epidemic” could occur, “with up to 300,000 patients requiring care in intensive care units (ICUs),” the report stated. “Importantly, these very ill patients could occupy 50–100 percent of all ICU beds in affected regions of the country at the peak of the epidemic and could place enormous stress on ICU units, which normally operate close to capacity.”
"While these scenarios are alarming, they represent only a relatively mild outbreak – an outbreak that will put inordinate strains on an emergency health care system that is already strained to the breaking point on a daily basis in many parts of the country."
"An H1N1 resurgence in the coming months “could cause serious disruption of social and medical capacities in our country ..."
Presidential report link.
(President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology)
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
This declaration following the renaming of the Freedom Tower to 1 World Trade Center. Joseph Goebbels would be proud...
Senate OKs 9/11 as 'Day of Service'. Story link.
'Freedom' out at WTC: Port Authority says The Freedom Tower is now 1 World Trade Center. Story link.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Air-America wonders if the health-care town meeting participants are correct and the White House is engaging in an "absolute fascist nightmare"
The short version is that obama claimed to have convinced huge multinational pharmaceutical companies that they should pledge to lower their prices for his socialized medical plan.
The truth is he made a protectionist, payoff deal to preserve their profits if they publicly supported his plan.
Secret big-pharma deal starts to unravel. Story link.
Journalists start to look into big-pharma timeline. Story link.
Yeah, lets have these jokers running health care...
Monday, August 24, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Well, MSNBC has aired a piece about "racist" gun owners opposing obama and saw fit to edit their footage to ensure you could not determine the race of this protester...
Thursday, August 20, 2009
“Faculty are notorious for wanting to do things their way,” said Frank. “But they always had to cut the foot to fit the shoe. Now, with open source, they can cut the shoe to fit the foot.”
There is virtually no friction involved. A professor can register on Flat World’s site and circulate to students that the book is available there. No cooperation from a school district or college administration is required.
“Every single class is a fiefdom, and they (the faculty) are kings and queens of their domain,” Frank jokes.Smart...
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
“In September or October there will be a hyped up outbreak of the swine flu which they’ll say is as bad as the bubonic plague to scare the bed-wetters to vote for healthcare reform,” said Mr Armey. “That is the only way they can push something on to the American people that the American people don’t want.”
Mr Armey, was the Republican majority leader in the House of Representatives for most of the 1990s.
LOL, Really, you can't make this stuff up...
LA Time story link.
opposition rally in Phoenix. (The Arizona Republic via AP)
"Phoenix police said the gun-toters at Monday's event, including the man carrying an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle slung over his shoulder, didn't need permits. No crimes were committed, and no one was arrested."
"Last week, during Obama's health care town hall in New Hampshire, a man carrying a sign reading "It is time to water the tree of liberty" stood outside with a pistol strapped to his leg...Police asked the man to move away from school property, but he was not arrested."
Fox News story link.
CNN story link.
Dr. Anne Doig, the incoming president of the Canadian Medical Association, said her country’s health care system is “sick” and “imploding,” the Canadian Press reported.
“We know there must be change,” Doig said in a recent interview. “We’re all running flat out, we’re all just trying to stay ahead of the immediate day-to-day demands.”
“We all agree the system is imploding, we all agree that things are more precarious than perhaps Canadians realize,” she said.
Fox News story link.
Canadian Press story link.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the world's largest private philanthropy fund, sold off almost all of its pharmaceutical, biotechnology and health-care investments in the quarter ended June 30, according to a regulatory filing published Friday.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
AARP's chief operating officer, said, "Indications that we have endorsed any of the major health care reform bills currently under consideration in Congress are inaccurate."
I hate it when mom and dad fight... Mwa Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Most people believe the aliens have arrived just when we needed them most. We're eager to embrace their generous offers of help, but while tracking a terrorist cell, Homeland Security agent Erica Evans stumbles upon something far more sinister. Erica discovers that the aliens have plans to infiltrate our governments and businesses, planting seeds for their plot to control mankind. Convincing anyone of the truth will be impossible because the Visitors have two powerful weapons. First, they've given the people faith with their reassuring presence and gifts. Second, they've rallied our youth. Thousands of teens, including Erica's son, have been recruited as 'Peace Ambassadors' but they're actually serving as unwitting spies. When Erica gets thrust into the resistance movement, she'll have to balance her covert activities with her job and her role as a mother, fighting to protect her son Tyler - even as he joins forces with the enemy.
Let the invasion begin.
— The average Russian drinks 50 bottles of vodka a year.
— A bottle of beer can be purchased on the street for less than the cost of a bottle of water.
— Twelve million of Russia’s 41 million residents have died over the past 15 years due to alcohol-and smoking-related causes.
— A pack of cigarettes can be purchased for about 30 cents.
— The average Russian male lives to be 60 years old, dying 15 years earlier than his American counterpart. Russian women die 13 years earlier than American women.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Mike Sola of Milan demands that U.S. Rep. John Dingell explain why his son Scott, who has cerebral palsy, would not be covered under health insurance reform legislation. They were later escorted out by police.
"Entitled The Sex Pistol, this bespoke creation is served as an ice cream cocktail and is packed with libido-boosting ingredients such as ginkgo, biloba, arginine and guarana. It’s served with a shot of the highly intoxicating La Fee Absinthe and is guaranteed to get your blood pumping. Customers are limited to one serving per person."
Friday, August 7, 2009
EXCEPT if you are in a union, then you pay no tax...
More dirty politics from Chicago.
As Rep. Kathy Castor was introduced, the reaction was overwhelmingly against her, with boos and chants of "You work for us." And in the lobby, the counter of Planned Parenthood representatives shouting, "Healthcare Now."
Shortly thereafter, violence erupted, where there were 2-3 big goons came out and started pushing those in line, and roughing up one in the corner (see top left screen) as well as another being put in a choke hold. Directly in front of the gentleman in the plaid type shirt, is one of them in a flower print. (eleven o'clock from the camera phone in the scene.) To right of the phone, another in a white shirt. Keep your eye on him, as he then goes for the choke hold on one of the people.
Deep in the corner of your upper left screen, there's a gentleman in a green shirt, whose is getting roughed up, as these two are pushing others. A police officer enters the seen, (Dark blue uniform, short, and a black officer.) You still see the gentleman getting roughed up. The cop not doing anything. They then let the guy go, as they slam the door shut. Later in the video, you see the officer conversing with the gentleman who got roughed. After a brief description from myself, the cop walks away.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Text of the Privacy Act & Security Statement at cars.gov:
“This application provides access to the DoT CARS system. When logged on to the CARS system, your computer is considered a Federal computer system and is the property of the U.S. Government. Any or all uses of this system and all files on this system may be intercepted, monitored, recorded, copied, audited, inspected, and disclosed to authorized CARS, Dot, and law enforcement personnel, as well as authorized officials of other agencies, both domestic and foreign.”
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Some on the left are up in arms and VERY upset that a sitting president would be portrayed as the Joker. It is COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE, "dangerous and mean spirited".
Unless, of course we are talking about George Bush in the July 29th, 2008 issue if Vanity Fair. In his case, it was HILARIOUS!
Hmm, doesn't seem so funny when your chickens come home to roost...
Monday, August 3, 2009
"Sergeant Crowley, the sole class act in this trio, helps the handicapped Professor Gates down the stairs, while Barack Obama, heedless of the infirmities of his friend and fellow victim of self-defined racial profiling, strides ahead on his own. So who is compassionate? And who is so self-involved and arrogant that he is oblivious?"
American Thinker. Story link.
"£400 million ($668 million) will be spend on installing and monitoring CCTV cameras in the homes of private citizens. Why? To make sure the kids are doing their homework, going to bed early and eating their vegetables. The scheme has, astonishingly, already been running in 2,000 family homes. The government’s “children’s secretary” Ed Balls is behind the plan, which is aimed at problem, antisocial families. The idea is that, if a child has a more stable home life, he or she will be less likely to stray into crime and drugs."
Wired. Story link.
Daily Express. Story link.
Good for hard-staring gamers - "It turns out that we tend to blink less frequently not only when we have grown bored or sleepy, but also in the opposite circumstance, when we are hyper-focused, pumped with adrenaline, trying to see every movement of every supervillain dashing across even the most remote corners of the screen."