Sunday, May 18, 2014

Obama THE ASS slides on his ass across the lunch counter. How Presidential.

Obama THE ASS slides on his ass across the lunch counter. How Presidential.
The White House photo of the day today shows Barack Obama sliding down the lunch counter on his butt.
He slides across a counter to pose for photos with staff following lunch at the Dupont Circle Shake Shack in Washington, D.C., May 16, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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New identity for 'Mystery Babylon' of Bible Extraordinary claim proffered for Tower of Babel

New identity for 'Mystery Babylon' of Bible

Extraordinary claim proffered for Tower of Babel

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A prominent Bible-prophecy teacher claims the true site of the biblical Tower of Babel is in Saudi Arabia and the concept of “Mystery Babylon” actually refers to Mecca, not the Vatican, as some researchers of Scripture claim.
Walid Shoebat, a former PLO operative, tells fellow Christians they’re looking in the wrong place when trying to understand the identity of the people who make up the worldview outlined in Revelation 17:1-5.
The passage from the King James Bible states:
“And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.
“So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.”
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It is from the Revelation passage the concept of “Mystery Babylon” originates.
“When it comes to Mystery Babylon,” said Shoebat, “the common tendency amongst many Protestant theologians is to liken it to Rome. According to them, Rome is the city of seven hills.”
She said others equate it with Iraq, since it was home to the original Babylon.
“Years ago, many books were written about Saddam Hussein, who was allegedly hard at work, rebuilding Babylon,” Shoebat observed. “Christians gobbled up the books without truly examining the evidence. Saddam was simply rebuilding a tourist attraction where Nineveh once stood.”
The project was later abandoned, he noted, “and Saddam died on the gallows along with the prophecy books that included his name.”
Shoebat contends the Bible’s references to cities point to Arabia.
“When it comes to the destruction of end-days Babylon, Scripture makes no mention of any of the ancient Babylonian cities: Nineveh, Ur, Babel, Erech, Accad, Sumer, Assur, Calneh, Mari, Karana, Ellpi, Eridu, Kish, or Tikrit. All of the literal references in Scripture are in Arabia.”
The Bible never refers to “Mystery Babylon,” yet many Bible prophecy students assume that it does. The term is often used when proposing the actual end-times identity of what all agree is a diabolical spiritual and political system. The question is, who or what is referred to in Revelation 17?
Veteran prophecy teacher Thomas Ice, director of the Dallas-based Pre-Trib Research Center, differs with Shoebat’s view that “Mystery Babylon” will be located in Saudi Arabia.
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“I do know that Babel in the Bible is Babel (in Hebrew the same word for Babel is used for Babylon), or Babylon.  Babylon has never been used in the Bible to refer to Rome; it always means the same thing in the Bible,” Ice told WND.  ”The proper approach is to study the Bible and see what it says before one is influenced by current events.  Thus, Babylon in the Bible always and only refers to that city on the plains of Shinar,” he said.
“Walid refers to the reference in Rev. 17:5 as ‘Mystery Babylon.’  There is no such thing as ‘Mystery Babylon,’ according to the grammar of the Greek text.  The text says, ‘upon her forehead a name was written, a mystery, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.’  It does not speak of a ‘mystery’ Babylon, which is too often misunderstood to refer to a secret name for some place other than Babylon, i.e., Rome, Mecca, etc. ”

Instead, he said, Revelation 17:5 “discloses the mystery or secret about Babylon, which is that Babylon the Great is the mother of harlots and of the abominations of the earth.”
“In other words, Babylon, where corporate rebellion began after the flood, is the source of ’harlots and of the abominations of the earth,’” he said.

Traditionally, many scholars have placed the tower built in an attempt to reach God, recounted in Genesis 11, near Baghad, Iraq. Some scholars believe “Mystery Babylon” will be located there. Other Bible prophecy teachers insist “Mystery Babylon” refers to the Roman Catholic Church. Shoebat claims these views are incorrect.
He told WND the key is understanding the ancient place names that correspond to modern sites in Saudi Arabia.
“Isaiah says, the burden against Arabia,” said Shoebat. “They [other teachers] most of the time look at the traditions – it’s a traditional interpretation – that doesn’t encompass the entire oracle of Scripture.”
Shoebat said another factor is in play with regard to the rise to prominence of the Babel site in Saudi Arabia.
“Saudi Arabia is concentrating on promoting Mecca, including now in Europe,” he said.
“This public relations campaign is designed to advance Islamic culture and, by extension, Islamic law.”
Shoebat noted he believes that while Islam has made advances in Europe, it will not ultimately succeed in the West.
“I think it will turn around, because Westerners by nature are very loving and open to others’ views of religion … until they begin to encroach on our freedoms,” he said “I don’t think freedoms are going to fly away fast. As these encroachments begin, Westerners will say enough is enough.”

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Processed Meats Too Dangerous for Human Consumption

Processed Meats Too Dangerous for Human Consumption

Processed Meats UPDATED – 5/22/2013 – The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has completed a detailed review of more than 7,000 clinical studies covering links between diet and cancer.1 Bottom line: Processed meats are too dangerous for human consumption. Consumers should stop buying and eating all processed meat products for the rest of their lives.
Processed meats include bacon, sausage, hot dogs, sandwich meat, packaged ham, pepperoni, salami and virtually all red meat used in frozen prepared meals. They are usually manufactured with a carcinogenic ingredient known as sodium nitrite.2 This is used as a color fixer by meat companies to turn packaged meats a bright red color so they look fresh. Unfortunately, sodium nitrite also results in the formation of cancer-causing nitrosamines in the human body. And this leads to a sharp increase in cancer risk for those who eat them.
A 2005 University of Hawaii study found that processed meats increase the risk of pancreatic cancer by 67 percent.3 Another study revealed that every 50 grams of processed meat consumed daily increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 21 percent.4 These are alarming numbers. Note that these cancer risks do not come from eating fresh, non-processed meats. They only appear in people who regularly consume processed meat products containing sodium nitrite.
Sodium nitrite appears predominantly in red meat products (you won’t find it in chicken or fish products). Here’s a short list of food items to check carefully for sodium nitrite and monosodium glutamate (MSG), another dangerous additive:
  • Beef jerky
  • Bacon
  • Sausage
  • Hot dogs
  • Sandwich meat
  • Frozen pizza with meat
  • Canned soups with meat
  • Frozen meals with meat
  • Ravioli and meat pasta foods
  • Kid’s meals containing red meat
  • Sandwich meat used at popular restaurants
  • Nearly all red meats sold at public schools, restaurants, hospitals, hotels and theme parks
If sodium nitrite is so dangerous to humans, why do the FDA and USDA continue to allow this cancer-causing chemical to be used? The answer, of course, is that food industry interests now dominate the actions by U.S. government regulators. The USDA, for example, tried to ban sodium nitrite in the late 1970′s but was overridden by the meat industry.5 It insisted the chemical was safe and accused the USDA of trying to “ban bacon.”
Today, the corporations that dominate American food and agricultural interests hold tremendous influence over the FDA and USDA. Consumers are offered no real protection from dangerous chemicals intentionally added to foods, medicines and personal care products.
You can protect yourself and your family from the dangers of processed meats by following a few simple rules:
  1. Always read ingredient labels.
  2. Don’t buy anything made with sodium nitrite or monosodium glutamate.
  3. Don’t eat processed meats served by restaurants, schools, hospitals, hotels or other institutions.
And finally, eat more fresh produce with every meal. There is evidence that natural vitamin C found in citrus fruits and exotic berries (like camu camu) helps prevent the formation of cancer-causing nitrosamines, protecting you from the devastating health effects of sodium nitrite in processed meats. The best defense, of course, is to avoid eating processed meats altogether.
****** UPDATE 5/22/2013 *******
The World Cancer Research Fund caught wind of our article. Thanks to everyone who has been spreading the word! As they put it, they were “in no way involved in the production of the article.” And they weren’t. We read their review and drew the only logical, possible conclusion. Their official response… “The articles talking about processed meat being ‘too dangerous for human consumption’ are unhelpful and scaremongering.” Yet in the very same online post, they tell you to avoid processed meat because it can cause bowel cancer! We’re sorry. But if a food is directly linked to 4,000 cases of bowel cancer in the UK alone (according to their stats), it is indeed “too dangerous for human consumption.”
And yet another detailed study in BMC Medicine from just this past March confirms it.6 Processed meats increase your risk of early death from cardiovascular disease and cancer. We don’t call it scaremongering. We call it the truth.

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Hillary Clinton "clearly bears responsibility" for Benghazi attack, Cheney says

Hillary Clinton "clearly bears responsibility" for Benghazi attack, Cheney says

From Benghazi to Ukraine to Syria, the United States' foreign relationships have been mishandled left and right by both current and prior members of President Obama's administration, former Vice President Dick Cheney told "Fox News Sunday."
Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton "clearly bears responsibility for whatever the State Department did or didn't do with respect to" the Sept. 11, 2012 terror attack on a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, Cheney said. He predicted the tragedy, which left four American diplomats dead, would be "a major issue" for Clinton, an early frontrunner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.
"I don't think we've heard the last of it yet," Cheney said.
It's a safe prophecy, considering earlier this month, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, assigned a select committee to probe the State Department's handling of the strike, which has already cast itself as the primary strike against a potential Clinton campaign.
Meanwhile, Cheney's wife Lynne, accompanying the former vice president on the show, attempted to clarify a potentially disparaging remark against Hillary Clinton: The controversial theory she floated about the former first family forcing Monica Lewinsky's hand in her tell-all essay, she said, was really a statement on "how clever they are, politically."
"It seemed to me if you had something that might come up during the campaign that would be damaging, it was very smart to get it out of the way early," she explained. "So that's my case... and I'm staying with it."
But while Hillary Clinton may or may not be readying her own bid, the White House's current occupant is lagging behind on constructive talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Dick Cheney said. The United States has threatened to levy heavy economic sanctions against Russia should its leaders decline to play a constructive role in the May 25 presidential election in Ukraine.
President Obama, Cheney said, has "demonstrated repeatedly, I think, that he in fact can be pushed around, if you will, by Putin."
Adding that Putin sees Mr. Obama as a "weak president," Cheney also lobbed a criticism at the administration's management of the crisis in Syria, contending it "has seriously undermined our credibility in the region."

FDA Finally Admits Chicken Meat Contains Cancer-Causing Arsenic

FDA Finally Admits Chicken Meat Contains Cancer-Causing Arsenic

Chickens raised for slaughterAfter years of sweeping the issue under the rug and hoping no one would notice, the FDA has now finally admitted that chicken meat sold in the USA contains arsenic, a cancer-causing toxic chemical that’s fatal in high doses. But the real story is where this arsenic comes from: It’s added to the chicken feed purposely!
Even worse, the FDA says its own research shows that the arsenic added to the chicken feed ends up in the chicken meat where it is consumed by humans. So for the last sixty years, American consumers who eat conventional chicken have been consuming arsenic, a known cancer-causing chemical.
Until this new study, both the poultry industry and the FDA denied that arsenic fed to chickens ended up in their meat. The fairy-tale excuse story we’ve all been fed for sixty years is that “the arsenic is excreted in the chicken feces.” There’s no scientific basis for making such a claim, it’s simply what the poultry industry wanted everybody to believe.
Now the evidence is so undeniable that the manufacturer of the chicken feed product known as Roxarsone has decided to pull the product off the shelves. Interestingly enough, the manufacturer that has been putting arsenic in the chicken feed for all these years is Pfizer — the very same company that makes vaccines containing chemical adjuvants that are injected into children.
Technically, the company making the Roxarsone chicken feed is a subsidiary of Pfizer, called Alpharma LLC. Even though Alpharma now has agreed to pull this toxic feed chemical off the shelves in the United States, it says it won’t necessarily remove it from feed products in other countries unless it is forced by regulators to do so. As reported by AP:
“Scott Brown of Pfizer Animal Health’s Veterinary Medicine Research and Development division said the company also sells the ingredient in about a dozen other countries. He said Pfizer is reaching out to regulatory authorities in those countries and will decide whether to sell it on an individual basis.”
But even as its arsenic-containing product is pulled off the shelves, the FDA continues its campaign of denial, claiming arsenic in chickens is at such a low level that it’s still safe to eat. This is even as the FDA says arsenic is a carcinogen, meaning it increases the risk of cancer.
The National Chicken Council agrees with the FDA. In a statement issued in response to the news that Roxarsone would be pulled from feed store shelves, it stated, “Chicken is safe to eat” even while admitting arsenic was used in many flocks grown and sold as chicken meat in the United States.
What’s astonishing about all this is that the FDA tells consumers it’s safe to eat cancer-causing arsenic but it’s dangerous to drink elderberry juice! The FDA recently conducted an armed raid in an elderberry juice manufacturer, accusing them of the “crime” of selling “unapproved drugs.” Which drugs would those be? The elderberry juice, explains the FDA. You see, the elderberry juice suddenly becomes a “drug” if you tell people how it can help support good health.
The FDA has also gone after dozens of other companies for selling natural herbal products or nutritional products that enhance and support health. The FDA is also waging a war on raw milk which it says is dangerous. Currently in America, thee is a food and drug regulatory agency that says it’s okay to eat arsenic, but dangerous to drink elderberry juice or raw milk.

U.S. Becomes Chief Enabler of Christian Persecution

U.S. Becomes Chief Enabler of Christian Persecution

Muslim Persecution of Christians, January 2014
by Raymond Ibrahim via U.S. Becomes Chief Enabler of Christian Persecution.
“We are looking for the bishop of this church to slaughter him — we are tired of the existence of this church near our mosque and the noise they are making.” — Church elder quoting Muslims who attacked a priest, Zanzibar.
“Muslims wanted to punish [him]…because he had recently organised a demonstration against violence in Islam.” — Local priest of a murdered Christian, Bangladesh.
“O people of the Scripture [Christians]. Do not exceed the limits of your religion….Cease! It will be better for you….” — Koran, 4:171, Billboard in Nazareth, Israel.
Human rights organization Open Doors published its 2014 World Watch List in January, highlighting and ranking the top 50 nations that persecute Christians. The overwhelming majority of countries making the list—and nine of the top-ten worst offenders—are Muslim, and include nations from among America’s allies (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait) and its contenders (Iran); from among economically rich nations (Qatar) and poor nations (Somalia and Yemen); from among “Islamic republic” nations (Afghanistan), “democracies” (Iraq), and “moderate” nations (Malaysia and Indonesia).
The report also indicates that every Muslim nation that the U.S. has helped “liberate,” including during the “Arab Spring,” has become significantly worse for Christians and other minorities. Previously moderate Syria is now ranked the third-worst nation in the world in which to be Christian, Iraq fourth, Afghanistan fifth, and Libya 13th. All four receive the worst designation in the ranking process: “extreme persecution.”
Three of these countries—Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya—were “liberated” in part thanks to U.S. forces, while in the fourth, Syria, the U.S. is actively sponsoring “freedom fighters” against the regime. Many of these “freedom fighters” have been responsible for any number of atrocities—including massacres, beheadings, and the crucifixion of Christians, and others.
Despite this track record of interfering in Islamic nations, only for the human rights of minorities to plummet, and despite the fact that Syria has gotten dramatically worse for Christian minorities, Secretary of State John Kerry declared in January that, if only Bashar Assad goes away, “I believe that a peace can protect all of the minorities: Druze, Christian, Isma’ilis, Alawites—all of them can be protected, and you can have a pluralistic Syria, in which minority rights of all people are protected.”
The same was predicted of Iraq over a decade ago, yet today, well more than half of the Christians are either dead or have fled, after years of constant attacks on their churches and persons once the Arab dictator Saddam Hussein was ousted.
Libya offers a more recent precedent. Since U.S.-backed “rebels” overthrew Qaddafi, Christians—including Americans—have been tortured and killed (some for refusing to convert), churches bombed, and nuns threatened.
January’s roundup of Muslim persecution of Christians around the world includes (but is not limited to) the following accounts, listed by theme and country in alphabetical order, not necessarily according to severity.
Attacks on Christian Places of Worship
Egypt: Christian churches were severely targeted during the first month of 2014. Among other incidents, during New Year Eve church services, Muslim Brotherhood supporters attacked St. George Church in Ain Shams; one young Coptic man died from a bullet wound to the head. International Christian Concern reports that on Friday, January 3, Muslim Brotherhood supporters also attacked an Evangelical Church in the Gesr El Suez area of Cairo, “pelt[ing] stones on the church and chanting slogans against Christians,” in the words of a local. Reports indicate that “there was no security for the church building and that the attackers operated with impunity.” On Sunday, January 5, security forces in Suez disrupted a terrorist cell belonging to the “Supporters of Jerusalem,” whose members were plotting to attack a nearby church during January 7 Orthodox Christmas celebrations. In the bathroom of the Three Saints Church in the city of Beni Suef, the police found, among other items, a bomb, which was defused by police. On January 10, security forces “arrested a bearded person in possession of four hand grenades in a handbag next to the Church of Two Saints,” according to a local Christian. (In 2011, a suicide attack on the same church on New Year’s Eve resulted in the killing of over 20 Christian worshippers). On January 24, authorities found explosives inside a car parked behind the Al Malak Church, which was targeted, “to be exploded,” sources told International Christian Concern. On January 25, security forces in the city of Ismailia found 26 Molotov Cocktails inside a bag next to the Church of St. Bishoy. Witnesses say that the person in possession of the bag of explosives was sitting in a car next to the church and that “he fled when he saw the policemen.” On January 28, “A group of armed men,” according to Asia News “attacked the Coptic Orthodox Church of the Virgin Mary in the governorate of Giza. Police responded to gunfire and one officer died in the shootout, while two others were injured.”
Indonesia: In the province of Aceh, where Sharia law holds sway, Christians, who make up 1.2 percent of the population, continue to be denied permits to build churches. According to Agenzia Fides, “There are only three churches in the provincial capital Banda Aceh (one Catholic and two Protestant), and even though the Christian population in Aceh is increasing, the requirements to obtain permits and the pressures of radical Islamic groups on the civilian authorities have made it extremely difficult for non-Muslims to build new places of worship. Moreover, the current governor of the province, Zaini Abdullah, who was elected in 2012, promotes a declared program of islamization of society.” According to Zulfikar Muhammad, coordinator of the Aceh Human Rights Coalition, the laws that appear within Sharia districts “limit the freedom of minorities to practice their faith and are not coherent with the Indonesian Constitution.”
Malaysia: An unidentified assailant hurled two firebombs at a shrine fronting the Church of the Assumption. Only one bomb ignited, causing minor damage to the structure. The assault seems to have been the response to Christians using the word “Allah” to refer to the biblical God. “But the incident,” said Sky News, “stirred memories of a wave of such attacks on places of worship—mostly churches—four years ago during an earlier bout of divisions over the dispute in the Muslim-majority country…. Conservative Muslims have raised pressure in recent weeks for Malay-speaking Christians to stop using the word ‘Allah.’”
Nigeria: On a Friday in the Muslim-majority north, gunmen suspected of being members of the Islamic organization Boko Haram burned down a church and the house of a National Assembly member. Separately, in the midst of several Sunday morning raids by Muslim Fulani herdsmen, at least fifteen Christians were killed.
South Sudan: During clashes between rebel groups and the recently formed government of South Sudan, Catholic and Protestant churches were attacked and priests forced to flee for their lives. The whereabouts of a bishop who disappeared remains unknown. Some 600,000 people, most of them Christian, have also fled their homes amid reports of mass slaughters and ongoing attacks on churches.
Zanzibar: More than 100 Muslims stormed a church following an evening worship service and beat the visiting preacher. According to a church elder, “These rowdy Muslims were shouting and yelling, saying, ‘We are looking for the bishop of the church to slaughter him—we are tired of the existence of this church near our mosque and the noise they are making.’” The Islamic mob fled when police arrived—but not before tearing the visiting pastor’s coat and shirt, and causing him to suffer multiple injuries requiring treatment. According to another church member, the “congregation has been living in fear for their lives… At the moment we cannot worship freely because we are being threatened. The Muslims are accusing us of making a lot of noise while they themselves make a lot of noise.”
Attacks on Christian Freedom: Apostasy, Blasphemy, Proselytism
Algeria: Ali Touahir, a 52-year-old Muslim convert to Christianity, is paying the price for apostasy: his Muslim wife has left him, taking their seven-year-old daughter, and is divorcing him in court. One of his wife’s brothers has openly threatened to kill him. According to court documents, the wife’s lawyer wrote: “It is not possible that my client [the Muslim wife] still remain under the same roof with a man who has renounced his religion, as he became apostate; and we are not ignorant of the punishment that is due an apostate under sharia [death].”
Israel: Christians in Nazareth were warned against “slandering” Allah. A large billboard was posted in Nazareth featuring a picture of a stop sign, along with Koran 4:171 which reads: “O people of the Scripture [Christians]! Do not exceed the limits of your religion. Say nothing but the truth about Allah (The One True God). The Christ Jesus, Son of Mary, was only a Messenger of God and His word conveyed to Mary and a spirit created by Him. So believe in God and His messengers and do not say: ‘Three gods (trinity).’ Cease! It will be better for you. Indeed, Allah is the One and the Only God. His Holiness is far above having a son.”
Kazakhstan: A court fined two Protestant Christians for possession of Christian publications, which it defined as “extremist material.” According to a note sent to Agenzia Fides, a “tough system of religious censorship imposed by the state” prevails in the nation. Earlier, in October, 2013, Bibles and icons in a small shop were seized by police, and the owner indicted for the sale of religious material without the permission of the state. Similarly, a 67-year-old Christian Presbyterian Pastor has been under arrest since May 17, 2013, on charges of distributing “extremist material” — basic leaflets on the Christian faith.
Lebanon: After allegations of blasphemy, that a decades-old library owned by a Christian and church leader possessed “material deemed insulting to Islam and Muhammad,” the building was torched in an arson attack; two-thirds of its 80,000 books and manuscripts were destroyed.
Malaysia: Christians using the word “Allah” for worship were again attacked by Muslim groups. Similarly, a portrait of Fr. Andrew Lawrence, Director of the Catholic Weekly Herald, was burned; threats to his life continue. Msg. Murphy Pakiam, the region’s Archbishop Emeritus, in a letter asked that authorities to “take the necessary measures to prevent further provocative acts of intimidation against minorities.” He concluded by saying, “Let us not forget to pray for our enemies, who have misunderstood our faith.”
Pakistan: Asia Bibi, a Catholic Christian wife and mother who has been on death row for over four years without trial for allegedly blaspheming Islam and/or its prophet Muhammad, sent a message to Pope Francis saying that “only God will be able to free me…. I also hope that every Christian has been able to celebrate the Christmas just past with joy. Like many other prisoners, I also celebrated the birth of the Lord in prison in Multan, here in Pakistan… I would have liked to be in St. Peter’s for Christmas to pray with you, but I trust in God’s plan for me and hopefully it will be achieved next year.”
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Cancer Strikes 1 in 2 Men and 1 in 3 Women

Cancer Strikes 1 in 2 Men and 1 in 3 Women

Zosia Chustecka
February 09, 2007
February 9, 2007 -- Cancer will affect 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women in the United States, and the number of new cases of cancer is set to nearly double by the year 2050. Both predictions are based on statistics collected by the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) program at the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
The predictions come from an analysis of data collected from 1975 to 2003, summarized in a paper in the January issue of the Oncologist.
"NCI's SEER program is a finger on the pulse of cancer diagnosis, treatment, and outcome in the United States," says Bruce Chabner, MD, editor-in-chief of the Oncologist. "By looking how frequently cancer occurs in Americans and how long they live after the diagnosis, the SEER program can tell public health officials where progress has occurred as well as where there is a need to redouble our efforts."
As of January 2003, there were an estimated 10.5 million people in the United States who had received a diagnosis of cancer (the figure includes those who are cancer-free). More than half, 5.8 million, were women.
The number of new cases of cancer is expected to nearly double, from 1.36 million in 2000 to almost 3 million in 2050, due to aging and the growing US population. Much of this increase in the number of new cancers will be in the 65-to-84-year age group, and this will reach a peak at 2030, as the baby-boomer generation ages, the NCI researchers comment.
This future increase in new cases of cancer is similar to that predicted in Europe, where it is also being attributed to the aging of the population, as reported from the Annals of Oncology earlier this week by Medscape.

Trends of Cancer Incidence
The NCI researchers also highlight several trends in cancer incidence that have emerged during the 1975-2003 period.
In women, the age-adjusted incidence rates for cancers at all sites have continued to rise from 1979 to 2003, although the rate of increase diminished after 1987. Cancers on the increase in women include leukemia, lung cancer, melanoma, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and thyroid cancer, which began to increase sharply during the early 1980s. The increase in thyroid cancer in women is "particularly notable," the researchers comment; the incidence is double that in men and is due partially to occurrence after diagnosis of other primary cancers.
Ovarian cancer began to decline in 1985 and has continued to decline to 2003, and the incidence of breast cancer has shown a "recent stabilization and possible decline," the researchers note. This trend was discussed at the San Antonio Breast Cancer meeting in December 2006 and was reported at that time by Medscape. In this paper, the NCI researchers say a detailed examination of breast cancer incidence shows stable rates in the most recent time period (2001-2003), preceded by a deceleration in the rate of increase since about 1987. Factors that may explain this possible decline include the reduction in hormone therapy among postmenopausal women following the 2002 publication of the Women's Health Initiative and population effects of screening practices with mammography.
In men, the age-adjusted incidence rates for cancer at all sites increased dramatically until 1992, fell sharply during the next few years, and have been stable since 1995. Cancers on the increase in men include those of the kidney and renal pelvis, leukemia, and melanoma (although this began to stabilize in 2001), while decreases were seen for cancer of the oral cavity, pharynx, and lung. The trend for prostate cancer seemed to fluctuate, with a sharp decline between 1992 and 1995, followed by a modest increase in the most recent segment from 1995 to 2003.

Blacks Had Highest Incidence and Mortality
Blacks had the highest incidence rates and also the highest death rates for men and women for all sites combined. For example, prostate cancer had an incidence among black men of 258.3 per 100,000 compared with 163.4 per 100,000 for white men.
In general, black patients have a lower relative survival, independent of cancer site and stage at diagnosis, the NCI researchers comment. This health disparity may be partially due to variations in the prevalence of risk factors, the use of screening tests, access to healthcare services, and/or social and demographic factors, they suggest.
Medscape Medical News © 2007

Air Force prepares to dismantle HAARP ahead of summer shutdown

Air Force prepares to dismantle HAARP ahead of summer shutdown

dermot@alaskadispatch.comMay 14, 2014 
HAARP on Line
Antennas for the newly completed High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) is seen near Gakona, Alaska on Wednesday, June 27, 2007. The world's most advanced high-energy radio physics experiment was declared fully operational in a Wednesday afternoon ribbon-cutting ceremony. (AP Photo/Mark Farmer)
FAIRBANKS -- The U.S. Air Force gave official notice to Congress Wednesday that it intends to dismantle the $300 million High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program in Gakona this summer.
The shutdown of HAARP, a project created by the late Sen. Ted Stevens when he wielded great control over the U.S. defense budget, will start after a final research experiment takes place in mid-June, the Air Force said in a letter to Congress Tuesday.
The University of Alaska has expressed interest in taking over the research site, which is off the Tok Cutoff in an area where black spruce was cleared a quarter-century ago for the Air Force backscatter radar project that was never completed. But the school has not volunteered to pay $5 million a year to run HAARP.
Responding to questions from Sen. Lisa Murkowski during a Senate hearing Wednesday, David Walker, deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force for science, technology and engineering, said this is "not an area that we have any need for in the future" and it would not be a good use of Air Force research funds to keep HAARP going. "We're moving on to other ways of managing the ionosphere, which the HAARP was really designed to do," he said. "To inject energy into the ionosphere to be able to actually control it. But that work has been completed."
Comments of that sort have given rise to endless conspiracy theories, portraying HAARP as a superweapon capable of mind control or weather control, with enough juice to trigger hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes.
Scientists say all of that is nonsense, and that the degree of ionosphere control possible through HAARP is akin to controlling the Pacific Ocean by tossing a rock into it.
Built at a cost of more than $290 million, the site has 180 antennas on 30 acres that are used to direct energy into the ionosphere, which is 55 miles to 370 miles above the Earth, and monitor changes in the flow of charged particles. Stevens was the godfather of HAARP, which he helped start two decades ago with annual earmarks slipped into the defense budget.
At the hearing on defense research and innovation, featuring six representatives of the Pentagon, no one said HAARP has a future in the defense budget.
Walker said the Air Force has maintained the site for several years and the last project is one by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Once completed, the site will close.
DARPA Director Arati Prabhakar said, "The 'P' in DARPA is projects. We're not in the business of doing the same thing forever, so very naturally as we conclude that work, we're going to move on. It's not an ongoing need for DARPA despite the fact that we had actually gotten some good value out of that infrastructure in the past."
Walker said the Air Force would like to remove critical equipment this summer to avoid the expense of winterization.
Alan Shaffer, assistant secretary of defense for research and engineering, said HAARP is a "world-class facility," but the department does not need it anymore.
"With all the other issues and problems and challenges facing the department at this time, we just don't see that that investment, over a long-term period, is where we would prioritize our investment," said Shaffer.
"No one else wants to step up to the bill, ma'am," Shaffer said to Murkowski.
On another topic, Murkowski asked Shaffer about small modular nuclear reactors for remote areas. She said, for example, Eielson Air Force Base could benefit from "reliable energy security that nuclear power can provide."
Shaffer said the "sticker shock" of an initial $1 billion investment for a small nuclear reactor is a huge obstacle.
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Canada – Federal Court denies approval of new nuclear reactors due to safety and environmental factors

Canada – Federal Court denies approval of new nuclear reactors due to safety and environmental factors

Canadians stop new nukes in their tracks: “I think most Canadians would agree with Justice Russell that we have a responsibility to fully consider the risks of managing radioactive waste for hundreds of thousands of years before we produce more.  This is a sensible and prudent judgment,” said Brennain Lloyd with Northwatch.
Originally posted on nuclear-news:
Published on May 15, 2014 by Allie Kosela.
Toronto, May 15 2014 – Environmentalists are applauding a landmark Federal Court ruling that puts the brakes on building expensive and risky new nuclear reactors in Ontario.
“The Federal Court has thrown out the approvals for building new reactors at Darlington.  This is a win for Canadians’ right to meaningfully participate in environmental reviews and understand the risks of nuclear power,” said Theresa McClenaghan, Executive Director of the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA).
In his ruling, released on May 14, Justice Russell agreed with environmental groups that a federal environmental review panel wrongly recommended approval of Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) proposal to build up to four new reactors at the Darlington without first examining the environmental effects of radioactive fuel waste, a Fukushima-type accident, and hazardous emissions. 
Lawyers from Ecojustice and CELA represented Lake Ontario Waterkeeper…
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Hillary Faces Heavy Criticism Over Lack of Action on Boko Haram

Updated May 13, 2014
Last week the Daily Beast reported that Hillary Clinton’s State Department ignored pleas by the US Justice Department, FBI, CIA and numerous lawmakers to designate Boko Haram as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO). Since then, Hillary has been silent, as questions mounted. 
Pressure on Hillary Clinton grew over the weekend as critics called into question her judgment:
  • Mitt Romney said that Americans “would like to hear” from Hillary on Boko Haram.
  • Marco Rubio highlighted the Obama Administration’s pattern of incompetence on foreign policy including the State Department’s refusal to label Boko Haram a terrorist group.
  • This morning on Daily Rundown, Chuck Todd said that in hindsight this decision “looks awful” and Maggie Haberman noted that it was part of Hillary’s “bad week.”
Scott Brown, Newt Gingrich, Sen. Jim Risch, and others have all raised questions for Clinton as well.
But as is her habit, Hillary is remaining silent on the tough questions in preparation for a 2016 campaign.


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pedophile Awaiting Child Porn Charges Murders Mother, Then Rapes Her 10 Year Old Daughter

edophile Awaiting Child Porn Charges Murders Mother, Then Rapes Her 10 Year Old Daughter

Written By : Ashley Herzog
May 17, 2014
I’ve seldom seen a better candidate for the death penalty than David Renz, the New York man who murdered a woman and raped her 10-year-old daughter last year. However, he was sentenced on Friday to life in prison without parole.

The judge said he hoped the sentence brought comfort to the victim’s family, although it’s hard to imagine that anything could.
A New York man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole Friday for raping a girl and killing her mother after cutting off his ankle monitor last year.
David Renz learned his fate in Onondaga County Court after a judge said he hoped the penalty would comfort the victims’ family.
The 30-year-old had pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, admitting that he carjacked Liverpool librarian Lori Ann Bresnahan and her 10-year-old daughter March 14, 2013.
Renz stabbed and strangled the mother as she tried to stop him from raping her daughter.
He had been under federal monitoring on child pornography charges but cut off his ankle GPS.
Renz was sentenced earlier this year to 30 years in federal prison for possessing more than 11,000 images and 1,100 videos of child pornography.
On Friday, Renz remained motionless and wore a blank expression on his face as his sentence was being read.
Judge Thomas Miller had some harsh words for the defendant, whose behavior last March he characterized as ‘despicable,’ reported.
‘One day, you will face another judge. One day when you pass from this earth, another judge will impose a harsher sentence for the absolute evil you committed,’ he said.
….The shocking murder of Lori Breshnahan – and the rape of her young daughter – occurred while Renz was awaiting trial for the child pornography charges, and was confined to his home and required to wear a monitoring device.
Well said. These evil monsters seem to forget that even if they can work the system to avoid the death penalty, their real punishment is coming someday. (Hint: it involves a lot of fire and brimstone.)

Lib. Alan Grayson vows to be Benghazi hearings’ ‘worst and last nightmare’

Lib. Alan Grayson vows to be Benghazi hearings’ ‘worst and last nightmare’

Alan Grayson on Benghazi
The hearings have yet to be scheduled for the select committee investigating the Benghazi attack, but a Democratic congressman is already threatening to derail the process.
U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., told Al Sharpton on MSNBC’s “Politics Nation” Friday that he is ready to serve on the committee.
“I would be their worst, worst nightmare,” Grayson said. “I’d be their worst and last nightmare.”
Earlier in the day, Grayson told Ari Rabin-Havt on XM radio that he has notified House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., of his willingness to serve on the committee, according to the Huffington Post.
Pelosi hasn’t decided whether Democrats will participate. Rabin-Havt said it would be a “colossal error” if Democrats boycott the investigation.
“I’ve said, if she decides to have Democratic members participate, I’d like to be one of them,” Grayson said in the XM interview.
More than 22,000 people have signed a petition launched by Credo Mobile, which calls itself “America’s only progressive phone company,” asking Pelosi to name Grayson as the sole Democrat to serve on the committee, according to the Huffington Post.
Grayson suggested that Republicans are only pursuing a Benghazi investigation because they have no ideas to campaign on in this fall’s midterm elections.
“They still think that there’s some political gain to be gotten here because they don’t want to talk about unemployment – they have no answers,” he told Rabin-Havt. “They don’t want to talk about health care – they have no answers. They don’t want to talk about education or housing or benefits or pensions or anything that is real in the lives of the American people. They have no answers. So instead, what they do is they try to embarrass the administration over and over again. Instead, what they do is embarrass themselves.”
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