Best News Bloopers August 2014
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* Possible health risks: 'They say the risk is minimal, but statistically someone is going to get skin cancer from these X-rays,' Dr Michael Love, who runs an X-ray lab at the department of biophysics and biophysical chemistry at Johns Hopkins University's prestigious school of medicine, told AFP.
'No exposure to X-ray is considered beneficial. We know X-rays are hazardous but we have a situation at the airports where people are so eager to fly that they will risk their lives in this manner,' he said.
A group of scientists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) raised scanner health concerns in a letter sent to the White House Office of Science and Technology earlier this year.
'While the dose would be safe if it were distributed throughout the volume of the entire body, the dose to the skin may be dangerously high,' they wrote.
Individuals who would like to support the Destiny House program can text VEGAS to 85944 on their cell phone to make a $10 donation that will show up on your next phone bill or they can visit thechurchlv.com to make a donation and find further information.
Many of our readers will know of my mothers recent health problems. What I would like is for every one of our readers to send a get well card to my mum.
I know times are hard for many of you but her health has been ruined by the NHS (read Obamacare) and a few cards and a few good wishes would be appreciated.
Her brother has now evicted her from her home and she needs needs some support.
Anyone wishing to send her a card should sent it to.
Mrs Jilly Spark
c/o Amberley Hall
55 Baldock Drive
PS I would like to see her get 1 million cards.
Update: I have had several requests to make finantial donations to help my Mum.
Any donations will be put into a savings account for her. Please donate into this paypal account or enclose with the card.
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Thing is, sharia isn’t a “Law” in any way at all! It’s only a CRIME; it only advocates for the “Holy:” murders, slavery, rapes, (of women, children, and slaves) and extortion of all non-members of the crime that is islam! It orders death for blasphemy (ridiculing and even commenting on religious superstitions) and apostasy (the desire to NOT be oppressed by same)! But hey, that’s all good and compatible with free speech and American Law, right?!
Those forced to take up Work Activity Placements will be expected to spend 30 hours a week for four weeks at a time in a local business or project benefiting the community.Workfare in America began in the 1990s when President Clinton, under the influence of the Republican congress, instituted workfare reforms that helped get the nation's unemployed back to work. In Portland, Maine, the workers continue to speak well of the program:
If they do not attend or fail to complete the placement a "significant" financial sanction will be imposed, such as withholding Jobseeker's Allowance for at least 3 months, government insiders said.
One source close to the plans said: "We know there are still some jobseekers out there who need an extra push to get them into the mindset of being in the working environment.
"This is all about getting them back into a working routine which in turn makes them a much more appealing prospect for an employer looking to fill a vacancy, and more confident when they enter the workplace.
"The goal is to break the habit of worklessness."
Some five million people are currently claiming out of work benefits in the UK, with 1.4 million claiming for 9 out of the last 10 years.
Britain has one of the highest rates of workless households in Europe, with 1.9 million children living in homes where no one has a job....
Under the plans, claimants face a new 12-month cap on their benefits, if ruled able to work. People who cannot work, for example the terminally ill, would be given support with no time limit.
Each morning, Portland's General Assistance office fills with men and women who need help paying their rent or some other basic expense.Not exactly everyone supports it, of course. The Freedom Socialist Party wrote in 2008 that workfare programs and welfare cuts were:
But they're here for the day's job assignments.
One by one, they are sent off to clean the city's homeless shelter, do laundry at the Barron Center, clean up a park or do clerical work at City Hall, among other things.
These days, for thousands of Mainers, welfare is work. And people on the receiving end say they like it that way.
"I used to say these people are living off the state, and now I'm getting help," said Chris Conley, an unemployed 22-year-old. "That's why I like the work. ... I don't want to feel like it's handed to me."
Helping more Mainers move from welfare to work, by providing job skills, experience or education, is the one reform that virtually everyone supports.
Targeting the poor first. Going after welfare recipients isn't new. In 1996, Bill Clinton boasted that he was going to "end welfare as we know it." He then introduced TANF (temporary assistance for needy families), which put lifetime limits of five years on welfare aid and forced many parents into workfare - jobs that never pay a living wage. Since then, the U.S. government has dramatically reduced those who receive welfare to 1.8 million families, down from about 5 million in 1994....The socialist website went on to complain that the mothers on this program did not have back-up childcare available if their children got sick, and that they were unable to take their own sick days to take care of a sick child. Also, the workfare recipients were unable to unionize themselves on the level of powerful AFSCME unions.
This hardly means that millions have pulled out of poverty. Most families have moved into the ranks of the working poor, no better off than before.
Many have physical or mental health problems, few job skills and little work experience. Indeed, the government reports that 44 percent of TANF recipients have some sort of disability.
Others lack transportation or basic education. And in many locales across the U.S., there simply are no living-wage jobs available.
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Maybe CA needs to be trashed completely before people wake up. Maybe if they go to the beach one hot summer day, and it's closed, they'll wake up. Maybe if they can't get on the freeway without paying by the mile they'll start to think differently. Liberalism is one thing, but mindless leftist robot voting is another. It's not just ignorant, it's now quite dangerous.Hat Tip http://thejimmyzshow.com/ via JimmyZ on Resistnet.
And many of you can laugh and carry on about how crazy voters are here - and they are - but you better be careful because this state has a huge economy, even now as gutted as it is. And CA has the juice to take a lot of the country down with it if we don't get our collective s**t together. Anyway, here's my note to my liberal friends, some of whom are really hot women who will probably hate me now. But I don't care, because I probably should have been speaking up a long, long time ago. Enjoy.
Barbara Boxer: The people of CA, hardest hit by a lack of jobs, re-elected one of the chief architects of this economy that has given us 22% unemployment [CBS News] in our state. I have to ask those of you who voted for her: Don't you !@&$^?! get it? Or you home owners:
When Jerry Brown repeals Prop 13, and your property taxes triple (like they did LAST time under his 'leadership'), will you be upset? If you lose your house, who will you blame?
Now over to Prop 23: When the CA Air Resources Board insists that you pay 25¢ per mile to drive on the freeways [San Jose Mercury News], will you think even for a moment that maybe -- just maybe -- you weren't paying enough attention? Did you even know that C.A.R.B. can do pretty much whatever they like to enforce AB 32, including raising gasoline to $9 per gallon? [According to CARB themselves]. Our state is on the precipice of being completely broke, and the voters just created a perfect storm for these people to finish the once Golden State off. And if you think I'm exaggerating - or making things up - fine, laugh at me. But one day I'm going to follow you to the gas station and laugh at your dumb ass.
I know many of you do not share my political views, but one thing we surely agree on - we love this state. With every election, the voters are making it more and more impossible to live here. Businesses and major corporations are leaving the state. Some of our finest recreation land and parks are being shuttered. Arnold just sold the ?!@$?#?^%?& Orange County Fairground for God's sake! And you voted to keep things going in this same direction? You know I very rarely if ever post politically, because I have a lot of respect for all of you, and I realize that good people do disagree. I know that people on the left and the right both love this country. I know that Republicans and Democrats are both patriotic care about this land. That has not changed.
But what really bothers me, deep down, is that I don't think many voters at all did a little leg work to find out what they were really voting on. You saw a commercial with a mother holding a toddler, who was taking a breath from a large inhaler, and you said "oh we can't have that! No on 23!" I could go on and on - Meg Whitman understands business and how to get things moving again. 22% unemployment! That means that more than 1 in 5 Californians is, at best, unable to find full time work as they used to have. But you voted for Jerry Brown, whose history is there to see. He has said, on his radio show, that our state needs MORE welfare and LESS jobs. He said that - word for word - I'm not making it up. And as stupid as that is, as ridiculous as it is to think that voters would give ol' Jerry Brown a second chance to ruin the state - You did it. You voted him in.
I'm not upset because my 'side' lost. I'm pissed off because CALIFORNIA lost! I'm grieved because my beloved state -- where I have grown up, gone to school, played in the surf, fallen in love, worked hard, enjoyed such great times I could never recreate them in a thousand years -- is crumbling. We are watching the demise of what was once the envy of the nation. Hard working employees are leaving. Soon, there will be government workers and people on welfare, and nothing else. Again, you think I'm exaggerating? Look around you. The state is losing its collective grip on reality.
No, I don't care about politicians - I wasn't so hot on Meg Whitman myself. I have no love for these political leaders on either side. But what happened tonight is that the California voters lost, and they don't even know it. And that's just pathetic.
By Erik Silk and Christina Farr; Peninsula Press
Santa Clara County election officials Tuesday shrugged off a printing flaw that caused some 100,000 ballots to be rejected by optical scanning machines, even as county employees worked overtime to scrub each and every ballot by hand, using rubber erasers.Elma Rosas, a spokesman for the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters, said that even though the majority of mail-in ballots were affected by the printing flaw, the issue had been largely resolved. "The computers were letting us know there was an issue," Rosas said Tuesday night. "We looked at those 100,000, and we just took care of it."
Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/inthepeninsula/detail?entry_id=76165#ixzz14CAe5aOX
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