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Saturday, April 4, 2015

CBS Reports Iran is Still Chanting ‘DEATH to America’ But They Don’t REALLY Mean It!

CBS Reports Iran is Still Chanting ‘DEATH to America’ But They Don’t REALLY Mean It!

6 Linux Apps to Watch For in 2015 | Linux.com

6 Linux Apps to Watch For in 2015 | Linux.com



Linux++

Linux++ is what HP is hedging its bets on for the “future of computing”. What is Linux++? A new desktop platform that will be released in 2015 to serve as the initial operating system for HP’s The Machine. What is The Machine? HP has planned a next generation PC that will be vastly superior with regards to energy efficiency and far more powerful than any hardware to date.
HP’s approach with The Machine is to use electrons for computation, photons for communication, and ions for storage. These massive changes for the computing platform will rely solely on Linux++ … at least until its replacement, Carbon, has been built. The Linux++ platform will allow the HP developers to test and show off the developments for The Machine.
Linux++ is set to be released in June, 2015 and will serve as an emulator for The Machine. Hopefully, HP will release Linux++ into the wild.
Could the future of computing be near? HP certainly thinks so.


Friday, April 3, 2015

AJE News on Twitter: "US court: Teaching yoga in public schools does not violate students' religious rights. http://t.co/FKsvjl4Zfg http://t.co/AlX9nwJAsQ"

AJE News on Twitter: "US court: Teaching yoga in public schools does not violate students' religious rights. http://t.co/FKsvjl4Zfg http://t.co/AlX9nwJAsQ"

#OpVenezuela - #OpFreeVzla.

Muscle Up With Ginkgo Biloba | Muscle & Fitness

Muscle Up With Ginkgo Biloba | Muscle & Fitness



Q: A guy at the gym recommended that I take ginkgo biloba, but I thought that was one of those supplements designed to make you smarter. Do I need this in the gym?
A: The stereotype is that all bodybuilders can use any help they can get in the smarts department. While that certainly isn’t the case - we’ve met our fair share of cerebral freaks here at muscle & fitness - taking a ginkgo biloba supplement may be a good idea for bodybuilders because it enhances your body’s blood flow. Greater blood flow in the brain boosts brain activity, and increasing the flow of blood to your muscles improves your pump in the gym.
“Ginkgo biloba is a great supplement for bodybuilders for a number of reasons besides its ability to boost brain function,” says Tim Scheett, PhD. He lists the following bodybuilding benefits that may come from using this supplement:
>> Ginkgo biloba increases blood flow to your muscles. “When you increase blood flow to your muscles, you boost the amount of oxygen, nutrients and hormones in them,” Scheett notes. “In addition, increasing blood flow helps remove waste products and toxins from your muscles. This promotes recovery and growth.”
>> Ginkgo biloba may work as an antioxidant. “Some research indicates that ginkgo biloba may function as an antioxidant in fighting free radicals,” Scheett comments. Free radicals are harmful compounds created through stresses such as exercise. Antioxidants fight them, making cells less likely to be damaged by these stresses.
>> Ginkgo biloba may boost metabolism. Having a high metabolic rate is a great advantage for a bodybuilder seeking to stay lean while adding muscle mass. Scheett explains: “This boost in metabolism is most likely due to enhanced delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the muscles.
“If you’re interested in improving muscle gains through increasing blood flow, you can pair ginkgo biloba with arginine,” Scheett adds. Arginine is an amino acid that enhances nitric oxide (NO) production. Arginine and NO products (of which there are many) assist with delivery of oxygen, nutrients and hormones to your muscles. Many people experience a noticeable pump with these products.
To best obtain the benefits associated with greater blood flow to your muscles, try pairing ginkgo biloba and arginine. Take 3-5 grams of arginine or an NO product three times a day, one dose 30 minutes or so before you train. For ginkgo biloba, take 40-60 mg three times per day. Use an extract standardized to 24% ginkgo flavone glycosides and 6% terpenes.
Remember, though, that herbs such as ginkgo biloba can interact with other supplements and prescription medications. Talk with a health-care practitioner knowledgeable in the field of botanicals before you start taking ginko or any other herb.

Obama's America: This Country Has Just Reached A New Economic Low

Obama's America: This Country Has Just Reached A New Economic Low



We can debate until we’re blue in the face whether or not 44 loves America, but the fact remains that this record number of 93 million not in the workforce is unacceptable.
How does a society function if people can’t find work? That’s how chaos ensues.
Why are regulations on small businesses so strict that the American citizen or legal immigrant can’t thrive and achieve the dream?
Why Mr. President?

Liberals Are the New McCarthyites—and Theyre Proud of It

Liberals Are the New McCarthyites—and Theyre Proud of It



It was just over 60 years ago that the tactics of Senator Joseph McCarthy were repudiated when he was censured by the Senate in December 1954. Ever since then, McCarthyism — the reckless hurling of accusations at adversaries so as to destroy their reputations — has been considered one of the lowest forms of political behavior and one liberals love to crusade against. But McCarthyism isn’t limited to one party or ideology. And if liberals have any sense of self-awareness they will recognize the tactic has returned and is growing in their back yard.



Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/416397/liberals-are-new-mccarthyites-and-theyre-proud-it-john-fund






Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Failed cancer drug shows promise for Alzheimer's Disease

Failed cancer drug shows promise for Alzheimer's Disease



NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A failed cancer drug appears to be a promising treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease. Yale researchers have already launched human trials after discovering an experimental cancer drug restored memory in mice with a model of Alzheimer’s.
Astra Zeneca’s AZD0530 proved disappointing in treating tumors, but it appears to block the damage triggered during the formation of the protein plaques, linked to Alzheimer’s. The study, published in the journal Annals of Neurology, was funded by a National Institutes of Health program, aimed at testing failed drugs on other diseases.
“With this treatment, cells under bombardment by beta amyloid plaques show restored synaptic connections and reduced inflammation, and the animal’s memory, which was lost during the course of the disease, comes back,” said senior author Stephen Strittmatter at Yale School of Medicine.
A Phase 1 safety trial in Alzheimer’s patients has already been completed.
Strittmatter and co-author Christopher H. van Dyck have begun enrolling Alzheimer’s patients for a Phase 2 trial on whether the drug can also benefit them.
For more information, click here and here.

zerohedge on Twitter: "America: The "Nursing Home" Economy http://t.co/9pQgfyWCIx"

zerohedge on Twitter: "America: The "Nursing Home" Economy http://t.co/9pQgfyWCIx"

Supreme Court Deals Medicaid Blow To Doctors And Health Companies : It's All Politics : NPR

Supreme Court Deals Medicaid Blow To Doctors And Health Companies : It's All Politics : NPR



In 2009, Idaho centers that provided care for some 6,200 mentally disabled children and adults went to court to challenge the state's Medicaid reimbursement rates. They contended the state had adopted a Medicaid plan with reimbursement rates set at 2006 levels, despite the fact that costs had gone up significantly over the three intervening years. The lower courts agreed and raised the state's reimbursement rates. But the Supreme Court reversed that ruling, declaring that private Medicaid providers have no right to sue under the Medicaid law. If a state is not providing fair reimbursement rates, the court said, the only recourse Medicaid providers have is to ask the federal Department of Health and Human services to withhold all Medicaid funds from the state, a step so punitive that it has never happened.




Everblack: Zen and the Art of The Black Dahlia Murder - MetalSucks

Everblack: Zen and the Art of The Black Dahlia Murder - MetalSucks



Although it might seem to odd to categorize a death metal band as “zen,” that is exactly the way to describe The Black Dahlia Murder. Not only do they lack pretension, but they are totally un-self-conscious; unlike so many of their peers, they aren’t trying too hard to prove either that they’ve evolved artistically or that they’re still the same band they were ten years ago when they first started to break through. They just… are. When we think of vocalist Trevor Strnad, we might conjure images of him in shorts, shirtless, totally unashamed of distinctly not-Brad-Pitt-esque body, screaming his fucking guts out, and smiling in-between the shrieks. I have no idea what TBDM’s writing process is like, but I imagine it’s pretty much the group equivalent of that image of Strnad: just hanging out, having fun, and coming up with awesome death metal songs that they enjoy playing. Maybe there’s pizza involved.
In any case, they’re doing something right: Everblack is the band’s sixth full-length, and it’s as good as anything they’ve ever released. Strnad and guitarist Brian Eschbach are now the group’s sole remaining original members, but they’ve got this shit on lock. The band’s riffs always hit the sweet spot between brutal and infectious, and I’m not sure that they’ve ever gotten enough credit for their incredible sense of structure — they know JUST when to change parts, to speed up or slow down, to raise or lower the intensity just the right amount to create that thrilling DM equivalent of a roller coaster ride.
And they’ve surrounded themselves with other top notch talents worthy of helping to carry on The Black Dahlia Murder name. Lead guitarist Ryan Knight, now making his third album with BDM, seems at home more now than he ever has before. His solos continue to be fluid and epic and everything you want in a lead guitar performance on a metal album, and on songs like “Raped in Hatred by Vines of Thorn,” and “Blood Mine,” his parts are melodic in ways that seem like they might be at odds with the rest of the song, but actually compliment and elevate the music dramatically. I don’t think anyone was seriously worried about new bassist Max Lavelle (ex-Despised Icon) and/or new drummer Alan Cassidy (ex-Abigail Williams — talk about trading up!), but if they were, they can now feel at ease. The duo is especially impressive on “Their Beloved Absentee,” which might the album’s strongest offering;  opening with what sounds like a drunken gospel choir, Lavelle and Cassidy’s throbbing rhythms, when combined with Knight and Esbach’s harmonized guitars, create a sound that’s heroic and triumphant. You won’t be able to listen to the chorus without double-fisting invisible oranges. And as a bonus, the track features the band’s most enthralling bridge since Deflorate‘s “Christ Deformed.”
All of the musicians, and the songwriting, are well served by the production and mixing. Working with the team at Audiohammer Studios — as they have on every album since 2007’s Nocturnal – the band has created what is actually their least-slick sounding release since Miasma, if not Unhallowed. “Human” is the general aesthetic; everything feels simultaneously warmer and less-perfect. It’s the exact opposite of what most bands are doing these days, and yet another element that sets Everblack apart from the masses.
It’s hard imagine any fan of The Black Dahlia Murder — or just good death metal — not enjoying Everblack. Maybe someday The Black Dahlia Murder will release an album full of material meant for mid-concert bathroom breaks, but this ain’t it.

Read more at http://www.metalsucks.net/2013/06/05/everblack-zen-and-the-art-of-the-black-dahlia-murder/#TVreMTHoHwDJdjIh.99





David Burge on Twitter: "Welcome to the Apple Store in Saudi Arabia #gayfriendly http://t.co/3JqxH3OWmo"

David Burge on Twitter: "Welcome to the Apple Store in Saudi Arabia #gayfriendly http://t.co/3JqxH3OWmo"

DEVILDRIVER LYRICS - Bound By The Moon

DEVILDRIVER LYRICS - Bound By The Moon



When they ask you about this
Tell them I was...
Running in the company of wolves
It's the company we keep
Brotherhood




zerohedge on Twitter: "US doesn't need minimum wages, it needs maximum hours http://t.co/5XUEaFQIa6 http://t.co/bfcHYfdFQV"

zerohedge on Twitter: "US doesn't need minimum wages, it needs maximum hours http://t.co/5XUEaFQIa6 http://t.co/bfcHYfdFQV"

Monday, March 30, 2015

Ryan building Obamacare 'off ramp'

Ryan building Obamacare 'off ramp'



“I’ve strongly felt we’ve need to articulate what we need to replace it with to really fix the problem,” which he says is higher insurance costs and less freedom of choice.
“The court ruling has the potential to accelerate the inevitable debate on what we have to do to fix our health care system,” Ryan said. “Obamacare is not the last word, it’s the first word.


Spain Accused of Bullying Protesters With New ‘Gagging Law’

Spain Accused of Bullying Protesters With New ‘Gagging Law’



He says their attempt to counter protests goes against the fundamental values of democracy and freedom of speech.
“This law means the government and police now have the power to put fines on people, rather than a judge doing it after a trial, so people can’t defend themselves,” he says.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Obamacare blocks patients paying for treatment

Obamacare blocks patients paying for treatment



A new report by the Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics at National Right to Life warns that one of the Obamacare provisions that ex-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Americans would discover if Congress passed the bill is that some seniors will not be allowed to spend as much as they wish on their health care.
The extreme position was revealed in a special report by the NRLC titled “The Affordable Care Act and Health Care Access in the United States,” which analyzes four fundamental policy areas of Obamacare.
It finds several ways that the federal health care law “will drastically limit access to life-saving medical treatment under the law.”
“These four areas include: the ‘excess benefit’ tax coming into effect in 2018, the current exclusion of adequate health insurance plans from the exchanges, present limits on senior citizens’ ability to use their own money for health insurance, and federal limits on the care doctors give their patients to be implemented as soon as 2016.”
Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life, said that “for pro-life Americans concerned about the impact on innocent life – both born and unborn – the policies of Obamacare couldn’t be worse.”
“Americans are just as concerned with the law’s impact on our ability to access life-saving medical treatment for ourselves, our family members, and our loved ones as with Obamacare’s funding of abortions. Obamacare is bad medicine for America,” she said.
Pelosi famously said Congress should pass the law so Americans could find out what was in it, and its unpleasant surprises have been shocking citizens ever since.
The study finds, for example, that the “Independent Payment Advisory Board,” which starting next January is supposed to make “recommendations to slow the growth in national health expenditures,” will set “quality and efficiency” standards for hospitals and demand that doctors meet government minimums in order to contract with any qualified health insurance plan.
“Essentially, doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers can be told by Washington just what diagnostic tests and medical care are considered to meet ‘quality and efficiency’ standards. These standards will be enforced not just for health care paid for by federally funded programs like Medicare, but also for health care paid for by private citizens and by the health insurance they or their employers purchase,” the study explains.
“These standards are specifically designed to limit the funds that Americans may choose to spend on health care so that they cannot keep up with the rate of medical inflation. Treatment that a doctor and patient deem needed or advisable to save the patient’s life or preserve or improve the patient’s health, but which runs afoul of the imposed standards, can be denied, even if the patient is willing and able to pay for it,” the study warns.
The study says that means that Washington “bureaucrats” will set a national standard for care “that is designed to limit what private citizens are allowed to spend to save their own lives.”
“On its face, the law maintains that this limitation does not amount to ‘rationing.’ Indeed, the [law] states, ‘The proposal [by the IPAB] shall not include any recommendations to ration health care.’ … However, the law never actually defines what it means by the word ‘ration.’
“Obamacare authorizes federal bureaucrats to impose limits on what life-saving medical treatments Americans are allowed to get. It may not call this ‘rationing.’ But that doesn’t mean that it isn’t,” the report says.
The report addresses several other limits on life-saving care in Obamacare, including the 40 percent excise tax on some employer-paid premiums.
“Consequently, insurance companies will be forced to impose increasingly severe restraints on policy-holders’ access to medical diagnosis and treatment – limits that will make it hard to get often-expensive treatments essential to combating life-threatening illnesses.”
Third, “Under Obamacare, consumers using the exchanges may only choose plans offered by insurers who do not allow their customers to spend what government bureaucrats deem an ‘excessive or unjustified’ amount for their health insurance – regardless of whether the insurers offer such plans.”
And fourth, there are provisions “allowing Washington bureaucrats to prevent [senior citizens] from making up the Medicare shortfall with their own funds by limiting their right to spend their own money to obtain insurance less likely to limit treatments that could save their lives.”
Burke Balch, director of the Powell Center, said Obamacare “authorizes Washington bureaucrats to create one uniform, national standard of care that is designed to limit what private citizens are allowed to spend to save their own lives.”
“We are convinced most Americans do not believe that the government should limit the right of Americans to use their own money for health care necessary to save their lives. Yet, that is exactly what Obamacare does,” he said.
In the study, Dr. Marc Siegel warns that Obamacare is threatening the future of health care and, consequently, the lives of Americans.
“The kind of insurance that is growing under Obamacare’s fertilizer is the exact kind that was jeopardizing the quality of health care in the first place: the kind that pays for seeing a doctor when you are well, but where guidelines and regulations predominate and choice is restricted when you are seriously ill,” he said.
“How can quality of care not be affected if the antibiotic or statin drug or MRI scan I feel you need isn’t covered under your plan?”
Obamacare’s limits on Americans’ health care often is done through trickery, the report says.
The law says Health and Human Services can “negotiate” premiums to be charged by private Medicare plans, but the government had no power to impose a premium price control on private fee-for-service plans.
“Thus, under the law before Obamacare, senior citizens could choose, if they wished, to add extra money of their own on top of the government payment in order to get health insurance less likely to ration, and Washington bureaucrats could not limit their right to do this,” the report says.
But that’s changed. Obamacare has a new provision that says: “Nothing in this section shall be construed as requiring the secretary to accept any or every bid submitted by an MA organization under this subsection.”
“This means,” says the report, “that the pre-existing law that effectively forbade the secretary to exclude a private fee-for-service plan on the basis that CMS considers its premiums to be too high has been trumped by the new ability of the secretary to reject ‘any or every’ premium bid submitted by a private fee-for-service plan.
“Thus, under Obamacare, Washington bureaucrats are given the authority to limit – or even eliminate – senior citizens’ ability, if they choose, to spend their own money on health insurance less likely to ration.”

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/03/feds-to-cap-what-citizens-can-spend-on-own-healthcare/#deQFMcMQcfcYKr0x.99

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