Wednesday, April 7, 2010
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Tennis legend Martina Navratilova announced that she has breast cancer, on Good Morning America on Wednesday. Navratilova called the day of her diagnosis a "personal 9/11" that "devastated" her. After a routine mammogram, Navratilova was diagnosed with aggressive ductal carcinoma in situ, the earliest form of breast cancer. A lumpectomy determined that the cancer hadn't spread to her lymph nodes, which suggests that "I'm OK and I'll make a full recovery," she said. Navratilova spoke out because she wants to encourage other women to have mammograms.
O has ordered the killing of an American Citizen. Don’t think this was ever done by Bush. (I am sure the NYT will go appropriately nuts tomorrow)
“The Obama administration has taken the extraordinary step of authorizing the targeted killing of an American citizen, the radical Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who is believed to have shifted from encouraging attacks on the United States to directly participating in them, intelligence and counterterrorism officials said Tuesday.”
The Democratic Majority Leader and coward from Nevada won’t announce his bus tour stops ahead of time out of fear of protesters…
And, yet somehow they find him anyway.
Protesters picket outside TJ’s Pizza Shack in Fernley as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) makes a campaign stop Tuesday, April 6, 2010. (Las Vegas Sun)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
“As for those allegedly growing threats of violence by Tea Partiers, no less an authority than Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Douglas Shulman said this week that “no, the threat has not increased.” He added that much of what has been written in the media about such threats “actually is not accurate.” Since the IRS has a unit that tracks such tracks, if anybody would know about growing anti-government violence, surely it would be the head tax man.” — The Washington Examiner
REPORT: ObamaCare allows Viagra for rapists, sex offenders...
CNN salutes the tea partiesCNN's decision to embed with the Tea Party Express as it traveled toward D.C. -- Fox News did the same thing last year, in the run-up to the Sept. 12 taxpayer march on Washington
That's not how CNN's Shannon Travis describes his embed experience.
[H]ere's what you don't often see in the coverage of Tea Party rallies: Patriotic signs professing a love for country; mothers and fathers with their children; African-Americans proudly participating; and senior citizens bopping to a hip-hop rapper. ... It is important to show the colorful anger Americans might have against elected leaders and Washington. But people should also see the orange-vested Tea Party hospitality handlers who welcome you with colorful smiles.
There were a few signs that could be seen as offensive to African-Americans. But by and large, no one I spoke with or I heard from on stage said anything that was approaching racist.
Almost everyone I met was welcoming to this African-American television news producer.
It's been almost a year since CNN's Susan Roesgen became tea party public enemy No. 1 for a combative segment she filmed at an event in Chicago. This is how coverage of the tea party has evolved.
Under the new policy, the administration will foreswear the use of the deadly weapons against nonnuclear countries, officials said, in contrast to previous administrations, which indicated they might use nuclear arms against nonnuclear states in retaliation for a biological or chemical attack.
How Obama Is Weakening America. “So one wonders—as Putin embraces Chavez and Karzai plays host to Ahmadinejad; as Russia asserts the right to repudiate any nuclear-arms reduction treaty and China gives us the bird on the yuan; as the alliance with India languishes and the one with Britain experiences unprecedented atrophy; as Israel expresses acrid disagreement with us and Japan seeks to rip pages out of its postwar rulebook—what all the pragmatism has really, truly accomplished… …other than give our delighted adversaries a free pass and our friends a very rude wakeup call.”
CAN THIS BLOGGER UNSEAT BARBARA BOXER? Lloyd Grove on the Mickey Kaus candidacy. Kaus: “I’m running to speak unpleasant truths to the Democratic Party and to talk about the elephant in the room that they don’t want to talk about. I don’t expect them to embrace me with unanimous instant applause, but I do think there’s a huge chunk of Democrats out there who agree with me.”
Groundbreaking Cyber Espionage Report Released; Identifies Dalai Lama as Target
The report documents a complex ecosystem of cyber espionage that systematically targeted and compromised computer systems in India, the Offices of the Dalai Lama, the United Nations, and several other countries.
The system leveraged multiple redundant cloud computing systems, social networking platforms, and free web hosting services in order to maintain persistent control while operating core servers located in the People's Republic of China (PRC).
New research suggests there may be only a weak association between high fruit and vegetable intake and reduced overall cancer risk.
To address the issue, Paolo Boffetta, M.D., M.P.H., of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, and colleagues analyzed data from the EPIC study (European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition), which included 142,605 men and 335,873 women recruited for the study between 1992 and 2000. The participants were from 23 centers in ten Western European countries--Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Detailed information on their dietary habit and lifestyle variables was obtained. After a median follow-up of 8.7 years, over 30,000 participants were diagnosed with cancer.
The authors found a small inverse association between high intake of fruits and vegetables and reduced overall cancer risk. Vegetable consumption also afforded a modest benefit but was restricted to women. Heavy drinkers who ate many fruits and vegetables had a somewhat reduced risk, but only for cancers caused by smoking and alcohol.