I find it really curious that this “news” is being reported today as though it were fresh and brand new “news,” when in fact the late pediatrician Barbara Starfield, who was affiliated with Johns Hopkins, published these facts in prestigious medical journal JAMA in July of 2000, and no news agency would pick up on the story. That was 16 years ago! 250,000 deaths per year from iatrogenic causes.
The Guardian – by Amanda Holpuch
Medical error is the third leading cause of death in the US, accounting for 250,000 deaths every year, according to an analysis released on Tuesday. Continue reading “Medical error is third biggest cause of death in the US, experts say”
NBC News – by ALEX MOE and MATTHEW GRIMSON
Senate Democrats unveiled plans on Thursday for gun control reforms that include closing background check loopholes, expanding the background check database, and tightening regulations on illegal gun purchases.
The push is being led by Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., who on Wednesday sent a letter to their Senate colleagues outlining the proposals. During the press conference the lawmakers recounted deadly mass shootings across the nation over the past several years and stressed that personal conversations with the victims’ relatives and friends helped underscore the need for “sensible gun reform legislation”. Continue reading “Senate Democrats Unveil Sweeping Gun Control Proposal”
Love this one. Be afraid of people who received the oral polio vaccine decades ago, who might be shedding mutant polio virus (if true, likely due to vaccine damage to the vaccinated person’s immune system). The only way for the unvaccinated to protect themselves from these dangerous vaccinated people is to roll up your sleeve and get the jab!
The Guardian – by Emily Mobley
A British man with an immune deficiency has been shedding a highly virulent, mutant strain of polio virus for nearly 30 years as a result of childhood vaccinations. Continue reading “Man found to have been shedding virulent strain of polio for 30 years”
The Daily Caller – by Joel Stonedale
Few Americans would expect posting online about car engines, fertilizer, or general engineering principles to land them in prison. But if the aspiring censors at the State Department get their way, such innocent discussion would be prohibited as “exports” of military technology.
The Obama administration announced last month that it intends to require anyone discussing broad categories of “technical data” to ask for government permission before posting the information online. Ostensibly it is an effort to keep weapons out of the hands of foreign militaries under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). But “technical data” is defined so broadly as to outlaw much of the Internet. Continue reading “How The State Department’s Proposed Arms Trafficking Rules Could Impact You”
This is local for me. Apparently it is a done deal. As usual, the “public meeting” is just to be able to check off that box, that public opinion was “solicited.” But they will do what they want to do, anyway. The County Executive, “Ike” Leggett, is African American.
WTOP – by Kathy Stewart
ROCKVILLE, Md. — The city has joined the national debate over what to do with Confederate memorials with a discussion of the statue that sits next to the Red Brick Courthouse. Continue reading “Fate of Rockville’s Confederate statue debated”
What skewed reporting!
WASHINGTON — A confrontation is drawing near over the labeling of genetically modified foods.
Sixty-four countries require that genetically modified foods be labeled, and three states — Vermont, Connecticut and Maine — have done the same. At least 15 other states are considering such requirements. Continue reading “Competing proposals seek to address fears of genetically modified food”
Daily Mail – by Charlene Adams
A Pennsylvania couple is facing manslaughter charges after their 1-year-old daughter died of an infection that could have been easily treated with antibiotics.
Ebed Delozier, 29, and Christine Delozier, 34, were charged last week with felony counts of involuntary manslaughter and endangering the welfare of children in the death of their 18-month old daughter, Hope Delozier, the Press Sun & Bulletin reports. Continue reading “Parents Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter for their child who died of an ear infection”
WTOP – by Rick Massimo
WASHINGTON — The recent discovery of a person with measles visiting the D.C. area, as well as an outbreak in California that began late last year, highlight the importance of getting children vaccinated.
Dr. Fauci says that the main reason for outbreaks of the disease, once thought eliminated, is that “not everyone who could and should be vaccinated is getting vaccinated.”That’s the word from Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, who spoke with WTOP on Thursday. Continue reading “Expert: The lesson from recent measles case? Vaccinate”
WASHINGTON — The “free-range parents” who were accused of child neglect for allowing their two kids to roam free through Silver Spring ran afoul of Child Protective Services again on Sunday.
Danielle and Alexander Meitiv’s two children were taken into the custody of Child Protective Services after someone called about two unattended children near Fenton and Easley Streets in Silver Spring, says Paul Starks, of the Montgomery County Police. Officers got to the scene, called CPS and say they were told to take the children, ages 6 and 10, to CPS offices. Continue reading “Md. ‘free range’ kids found alone again, taken into custody”
WASHINGTON — There is an active shooter at the U.S. Census Bureau headquarters in Prince George’s County and a security guard is wounded.
Prince George’s County Fire Department Spokesman Mark Brady says first responders are treating an adult male — a guard — for a gun shot wound to the upper body at the headquarters located in the 4600 block of Silver Hill Road in Suitland, Maryland. The shooting occurred at 6:15 p.m. Continue reading “Active shooter at U.S. Census Bureau headquarters in Md., 1 hurt”
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials plan to review the safety and evidence behind alternative remedies like Zicam and Cold-Eeze, products that are protected by federal law, but not accepted by mainstream medicine.
The Food and Drug Administration says that it will hold a two-day meeting next month on regulations for homeopathic medicines, which have long occupied a place on the fringes of U.S. health care. Similar to dietary supplements, homeopathic products are not required to prove they are safe or effective before being sold on the market. But unlike supplements, homeopathic medicines state that they are designed to treat specific medical conditions. Continue reading “FDA to scrutinize unproven alternative remedies”
NEW YORK (AP) — Some of the most familiar names in pickles, cheese, hot dogs and other packaged foods are set to come under the same roof after H.J. Heinz Co. announced Wednesday that it plans to buy Kraft Foods in a deal to create one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies.
The deal would bring together an array of well-known but somewhat dated brands, including Heinz ketchup, Oscar Mayer lunchmeats, Jell-O desserts and Miracle Whip spreads. Continue reading “HJ Heinz buys Kraft to build $28 billion food giant”
The Hill – by Alexander Bolton
With an eye on 2016, congressional Republicans are adopting a new strategy on repealing ObamaCare.
For years, the effort to kill President Obama’s signature healthcare law has stalled in the GOP-led House. Now, Republicans have a new goal: getting a bill to his desk.
Congressional Republicans plan to pass a deficit-reduction package that repeals the Affordable Care Act (ACA). After a shaky start this year, GOP leaders want to show they can govern and set the terms for 2016, when they will try to retain control of Congress and retake the White House. Continue reading “Eyeing 2016, Republicans adopt new ObamaCare strategy”
The Healthy Home Economist – by Sarah
The report below was recently sent to every representative and senator in the Washington legislature and to all the newspapers in Washington. Attorney James Deal believes that the personal or philosophical objection will be retained at the Federal level.
“They have all the money, but we have all the good ideas. If we persevere, we will succeed.” ~ James Robert Deal, J.D. Continue reading “An Attorney’s View of Vaccines”
The current issue of National Geographic is all about putting down the deniers of climate change, the paranoid nutcases who are concerned about fluoride and vaccines and GMOs, lumping together the creationists with the doubters that we landed on the moon, the rift between scientists and “regular folks.”
It’s all about the scientific method and being rational.
National Geographic – by Joel Achenbach
There’s a scene in Stanley Kubrick’s comic masterpiece Dr. Strangelove in which Jack D. Ripper, an American general who’s gone rogue and ordered a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union, unspools his paranoid worldview—and the explanation for why he drinks “only distilled water, or rainwater, and only pure grain alcohol”—to Lionel Mandrake, a dizzy-with-anxiety group captain in the Royal Air Force. Continue reading “Why Do Many Reasonable People Doubt Science?”
This Washington Post article says that it took 35 minutes for rescue workers to reach the people trapped in the train with the smoke. The explanation given is that they had to wait for confirmation that power to the third rail had been cut off.
This does not make sense to me because in every DC Metro car there are emergency evacuation instructions for passengers to walk along the elevated platform which is on one side of the tunnel, to exit the tunnel safely, without waiting for emergency personnel. I’m also pretty sure there is a way for passengers to use the doors to exit a smoke-filled car on their own. Continue reading “Timeline confirms Metro riders’ accounts of wait for rescue on dark, smoke-filled train”
Henry Makow – by CR
It looks to me like one objective of the “globalists” is to keep people stupid and sedated. If Afroman believes what he is saying then he definitely isn’t smoking the same weed that is selling in Canada. I smoked regularly for about 15 years starting when I was 14, I haven’t smoked at all in over a year now. I can tell you a couple things about weed:
-What is selling these days has more of a sedative effect than ever. I stopped smoking because I didn’t like the effects I was getting from it – feeling brain dead and falling asleep. Continue reading “Marijuana makes you smarter?”