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October 7, 2014, 11:32 pmNot just Ebola- D68 kills

Enterovirus D68 Kills, Too

While much of the media focus on Ebola and it's potential spread, another virus is infecting and killing people across the country. USA Today reports, "The CDC has confirmed 594 people across 43 states and the District of Columbia with illness caused by enterovirus D68 between mid-August and Monday. The virus has been detected in four other people who have died, the centers said. The role EV-D68 played in these deaths is unclear; state and local health departments are investigating, the CDC said." On Monday, a four-year-old New Jersey boy succumbed to D68. According to USA Today, "The virus is spread through close contact with infected people. Coughs, sneezes and touching objects or surfaces with the virus are common ways to become infected, the health department said." Keep a close eye on this one.

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October 7, 2014, 11:30 pmWhen a wife goes missing in Texas

What Happens When a Wife Goes Missing in Texas . . .

A husband went to the sheriff's department to report that his wife was missing:

Husband  - I've lost my wife. She went shopping yesterday and has not yet come home.

Sergeant  - What is her height?

Husband - Gee , I really never noticed. Maybe about five feet tall.

Sergeant -   Build?

Husband   -  Not slim, not really fat.

Sergeant  -  Color of eyes?

Husband  -  Never noticed.

Sergeant  -  Color of hair?

Husband  -  Changes a couple times a year . . . maybe red.

Sergeant  -  What was she wearing?

Husband   - Could have been a skirt or shorts. I don't remember exactly.

Sergeant  -  Did she go in a car?

Husband  -  No, she went in my truck.

Sergeant  - What kind of truck was it?

Husband  -  Brand new Ford F150 with Eco -boost V6 engine special ordered with manual transmission, four-wheel drive, tinted windows, custom matching white cover for the bed, special alloy wheels and off road Michelins. Wife put a small scratch on the driver's side door.

At this point the husband started tearing up a little and almost cried.

Sergeant -    Don't worry, Bubba . . . We'll find your truck.

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October 7, 2014, 1:16 amHeads Up - E15 gasoline

I checked Snopes and found a lot of information.  You can see it at:  http://www.snopes.com/politics/gasoline/e15.asp

If you haven't heard of this gas, watch the video. (See link below)

Heads Up @ New Gas coming to Stations

Don't use NEW GAS COMING TO STATIONS (everybody PLEASE READ)

The EPA has changed the rules on corn in gasoline.

Important if you have a car 2012 or older.

Do watch the short video                                   

Don't use NEW GAS COMING TO STATIONS (everybody please watch)

(a report given on Fox Business News)

DON'T KEEP THIS - SEND IT OUT TO YOUR LIST   

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Please do watch the video......... car companies are saying using this gas will void your warranty.www.youtube.com/embed/ceW9Nc1hVHU?feature=player_detailpage

Last Edited: October 7, 2014, 1:27 am

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October 6, 2014, 12:17 amQuote of the year

Quote of the day, no, of the week, make that a month. Yet it probably is quote of the year ! No. DECADE. Wait a minute. It's the greatest quote ever !

"My accomplishments as Secretary of State? Well, I'm glad you asked! My proudest accomplishment in which I take the most pride, mostly because of the opposition it faced early on, you know... the remnants of prior situations and mindsets that were too narrowly focused in a manner whereby they may have overlooked the bigger picture and we didn't do that and I'm proud of that. Very proud.  I would say that's a major accomplishment."

- Hillary Clinton 11 March 2014

Could someone please tell me what she just said?

And she may be running for President?

Scared

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October 4, 2014, 12:01 amRe: ISIS, beheadings, etc...

So ISIS has beheaded another person and is threatening another one, and the world, by saying he's next.

Here's an idea....... a lot of Middle Easterners, including Syrians, Iranians, Iraqis, etc....want their kids educated in the U.S. and send them to American universities.

That being the case, we should broadcast on the media:

DEAR ISIS,

The next beheadings will not be the person you mentioned, they will be the 70,000 college students in our country from Iran and Syria that we just rounded up.

Your move.

Bite me,
Uncle Sam

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October 3, 2014, 12:52 amThe Fence Test

Oh how true:

The  Fence Test

You can't get any more accurate than this!
This is straight-forward country-thinking

by
Jeff  Foxworthy

Which side  of the fence?

If you ever wondered which side of the fence you sit on, this is a great test!

If a Republican doesn't like guns, he doesn't buy one.
If a Democrat doesn't like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.

If a Republican is a vegetarian, he doesn't eat meat.
If a Democrat is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.

If a Republican is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.
If a Democrat is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.

If a Republican is  down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.
If a Democrat is down-and-out he wonders who is going to take care of him.

If a Republican doesn't like a talk show host, he switches channels.
A Democrat demands that those they don't like be shut down.

If a Republican is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church.
A Democrat non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced.

If a Republican decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it.
If a Democrat decides he needs health care, he demands that the rest of us pay for his.

If a Republican reads this, he'll forward it so his friends can have a good (head-nodding) laugh.
A Democrat will delete it because he's "offended" (or more likely, denies it).

Well, I forwarded it.

You???

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October 2, 2014, 12:59 amU.S. child dies from enterovirusD68

Washington (AFP) - A child in the northeastern US state of Rhode Island has become the first to die from an ongoing outbreak of a respiratory virus, enterovirus D68, health officials said Wednesday.

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The smart money says this came across the border.

One commenter on the headline above:

Search for "Thousands of immigrants skipped mandated follow-up appointment" by the Associated Press a few days ago.
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Sully16 called this one when the latest wave of coming across the border started. Sad.

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September 28, 2014, 6:37 pmTruck seats

Truck Seats

I stopped by the Ford Dealership yesterday, for a look at the new F 150 pickup.  Just for  fun, I took it out for a test drive. I wanted to sense that new "feel" before they become extinct.

The salesman (a black man wearing an Obama "change" lapel pin) sat in the passenger seat describing the truck and all its "wonderful" options.

The seats were of particular interest.  He explained that the seats directed warm air to your butt in the winter and directed cool air to your butt in the summer heat.

Feeling like messing with him, I mentioned that this must be a Republican truck.

Looking a bit angry, he asked why I thought it was a Republican truck.

I explained that if it were an Obama truck, the seats would just blow smoke up your ass year-round.

I had to walk back to the dealership.  Guy had no sense of humor.

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September 27, 2014, 7:57 pmObama: Military must now accept illegals

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September 25, 2014, 7:19 pm68% of Dems think global warming greater threat than ISIS

Columnist Arnold Ahlert:

"A staggering 68 percent of Democrats consider global climate change a greater threat to the United States than either Al Qaeda at 67 percent, or ISIS at 65 percent. ... One is left to wonder whether Democrat 'true believers,' who view global climate change as a greater threat than Islamic terror, are swayed by the possibility of 'imminent' domestic terror attacks. Perhaps they need reminding that 9/11 was a 'two-fer,' as in a terrorist attack that also precipitated an environmental disaster in Lower Manhattan. Nor does it take much of an imagination to envision the 'environmental impact' of a 'dirty' bomb, or outright nuke, detonated in an American city. It takes even less of an imagination to know how a majority of Americans would view the warped priories of Democrats if Islamic terrorists make good on any of their murderous designs. Perhaps that majority should remember those priorities in November."
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Bang Head

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September 16, 2014, 7:19 pmFor the uninformed criticizing rauthammer

From Wikipedia:

Krauthammer was born on March 13, 1950, in New York City and raised in Montreal. "My father was a naturalized French citizen. He lived in France most of his life and moved to the United States after the war and got involved in real estate. A friend of his took him on a business trip to Montreal and he was enchanted by the idea of living in a place where French was spoken" . His parents were Orthodox and he went to a Hebrew day school. "I got a rigorous Jewish education. I know what it is to be a Jew. There's a difference between being nominally Jewish or sentimentally Jewish and being grounded in Jewish learning".

In 1970, he graduated from McGill University with First Class Honors in political science and economics. The following year, he was a Commonwealth Scholar in politics at Balliol College, Oxford, before returning to the United States and entering Harvard Medical School. During Krauthammer's first year of medical school, he was paralyzed in a diving-board accident and was hospitalized for 14 months. He has been confined to a wheelchair ever since the accident. He continued his medical studies at Harvard, however, and graduated with his class, earning his M.D. in 1975. From 1975 to 1978, Krauthammer was a resident and then a chief resident in psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

In 1984, he became board certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. During his time as chief resident, he discovered a variant of manic depressive disease which he called "Secondary Mania". He also co-authored the path-finding study on the epidemiology of mania.
http:/en.wikipedia.org/Wiki/Charles_Krauthammer.
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He was on his back in a hospital bed and had people from Harvard come in and project medical texts overhead and that's how he studied.
Part of the way he looks resulted from the diving board accident.

Last Edited: September 16, 2014, 7:29 pm

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September 16, 2014, 12:22 amOld joke, but a good one...

A mother looks out the window in Norfolk, Virginia and sees a Marine coming down the street. She tells her daughter who is playing outside to come in.
Then she notices a sailor behind the Marine and tells her she better bring the dog in, too.

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September 12, 2014, 7:37 pmEmpathy for a snowbird

Empathy for a homesick snowbird

I was in Scottsdale, AZ the other day, and
I saw a bumper sticker on a parked car that read

" I miss Chicago. "

So I broke the window, stole the radio, shot out two of the tires, added an Obama bumper
sticker and left a note that read, "Hope this helps"

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September 8, 2014, 10:31 pmAntonio West

Hello,

Don't recognize me? That's OK, I understand.

My name was Antonio West. I was the 13-month old child who was shot in the face at point blank range by two black teens, who were attempting to rob my mother, who was also shot. I think my murder and my mommy's wounding made the news for maybe a day, and then disappeared.

A Grand Jury of my mommy's peers from Brunswick, Georgia ruled the black teens who murdered me will not face the death penalty... too bad it was me who got the death sentence from my killers instead, because Mommy didn't have the money they demanded.

See, my family made the mistake of being white in a 73% non-white neighborhood, but my murder wasn't ruled a 'hate crime'. Oh, and President Obama didn't take a single moment to acknowledge my murder. He couldn't have any children who could possibly look like me - so why should he care? I'm one of the youngest murder victims in our great Nation's history, but the media didn't care to cover the story of my being killed in cold blood.

There isn't a white equivalent of Al Sharpton, because if there was he would be branded a 'racist'. So no one's rushing to Brunswick, Georgia to demonstrate and demand 'justice' for me. There's no 'White Panther' party, either, to put a bounty on the lives of the two black teens who murdered me. I have no voice, I have no representation, and unlike those who shot me in the face while I sat innocently in my stroller - I no longer have my life.

Isn't this a great country, or what?

So while you're out seeking 'justice for Trayvon or Michael Brown', please remember to seek 'justice' for me. Tell your friends about me, tell your families, get tee-shirts with my face on them, and make the world pay attention, just like you did for Trayvon and Michael Brown.

I won't hold my breath. I don't have to anymore,

Antonio West

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September 3, 2014, 7:26 pmPhotos, Old and New - 1944 vs 2014

Interesting photos - Old & New.

1944 vs 2014

This is an incredible use of technology and patience. (Image Fader)

Left click and hold on each photo, then drag your mouse gently from left to right on the original photograph. It will be become a photo of the exact same location and view today - drag it back to the left and you are back in 1944!

Scroll down for more of the same.... fascinating!

http://interactive.guim.co.uk/embed/2014/apr/image-opacity-slider-master/index.html?ww2-dday

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