February, 2012

CDC Issues Warning About Nasal Washes

DENVER (CBS4) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Jewish Health in Colorado both have issued a warning about nasal washes after two people have died from using tap water to do their sinus rinse.

By News on the Net - Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - Full Story

Thinking big

So, some politicians think it would be a big deal for Toronto to build a casino in Ontario Place. Why stop at one casino?

By William Bedford - Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - Full Story

Get a clue

The National Governor’s Association is more a showcase for dysfunctional politics than it is a foundation for bipartisan solutions to America’s ills.

By Sarge - Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - Full Story

Get Real Obama: The SPR is Trapped off our Coasts

The real Strategic Petroleum Reserve is trapped off our coasts, less than 2 percent of which are currently available for energy exploration.  As gas prices skyrocket, the Obama administration claims its hands are tied and there’s no immediate relief for Americans. Yet behind closed doors, Obama is considering a political band-aid for his failed energy policies with a release from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR).

By Institute for Energy Research - Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - Full Story

Israel v. Iran: A War of Words

The debate over when or if Israel will attack Iran’s nuclear facilities has been raging of late and I am beginning to suspect that much of what passes for news represents a charade being orchestrated between Israel and the United States to ratchet up pressure on Iran’s leaders.

By Alan Caruba - Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - Full Story

CCRKBA Blasts Iowa Dems for running out on Pro-Gun Bills

BELLEVUE, WA – The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today condemned Democrat members of the Iowa House of Representatives for leaving the capitol rather than debate , and possibly vote on, two pro-gun measures affirming the right to keep and bear arms, and the right of self-defense.

By CCRKBA - Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - Full Story

Inhofe Exposes Latest Obama-EPA Gas Tax Attempt

Link to Letter
Link to Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, sent a letter last night to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson expressing concern that EPA is moving forward with its global warming agenda despite the fact that emissions of fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) would increase significantly under EPA’s greenhouse gas regulations for cars. To hide this increase in pollution, EPA is pushing ahead with Tier 3 regulations, which could add up to 25 cents per gallon to the cost of gasoline.  Furthermore, contrary to President Obama’s claims to support natural gas, his EPA’s greenhouse gas regime has erected regulatory barriers that are effectively capping the number of Natural Gas Vehicles (NGVs) being introduced in the market.

By EPW Blog - Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - Full Story

The New Brisbane Line?

During WW2, defeatists were prepared to sacrifice all of Australia north of Brisbane to the advancing enemy.

By Viv Forbes - Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - Full Story

Three scientific expeditions seek treasure under the ice in the Frozen Continent

Chemical & Engineering News

In a modern iteration of the great age of Antarctic exploration of the 19th and 20th centuries, three teams of scientists are rushing to reach not the South Pole like Roald Amundsen, Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton, but lakes deep below the surface of the Frozen Continent believed to hold scientific treasures. That quest by Russian, British and American scientific teams for water samples is the topic of an article in the current edition of Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society.

By American Chemical Society - Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - Full Story

New materials remove CO2 from smokestacks, tailpipes and even the air

Journal of the American Chemical Society

Scientists are reporting discovery of an improved way to remove carbon dioxide — the major greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming — from smokestacks and other sources, including the atmosphere. Their report on the process, which achieves some of the highest carbon dioxide removal capacity ever reported for real-world conditions where the air contains moisture, appears in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

By American Chemical Society G. K. Surya Prakash, Ph.D. University of Southern California- Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - Full Story

Meeting biofuel production targets could change agricultural landscape

Environmental Science & Technology

Almost 80 percent of current farmland in the U.S. would have to be devoted to raising corn for ethanol production in order to meet current biofuel production targets with existing technology, a new study has found. An alternative, according to a study in ACS’ journal Environmental Science & Technology, would be to convert 60 percent of existing rangeland to biofuels.

By American Chemical Society W. Kolby Smith, Ph.D. University of Montana- Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - Full Story

Adapting personal glucose monitors to detect DNA

Analytical Chemistry

An inexpensive device used by millions of people with diabetes could be adapted into a home DNA detector that enables individuals to perform home tests for viruses and bacteria in human body fluids, in food and in other substances, scientists are reporting in a new study. The report on this adaptation of the ubiquitous personal glucose monitor, typically used to test blood sugar levels, appears in ACS’ journal Analytical Chemistry.

By American Chemical Society Yi Lu, Ph.D.- Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - Full Story

New hybrid “NOSH aspirin” as possible anti-cancer drug

ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters

Scientists have combined two new “designer” forms of aspirin into a hybrid substance that appears more effective than either of its forebears in controlling the growth of several forms of cancer in laboratory tests. Their report on the new NOSH-aspirin, so named because it releases nitric oxide (NO) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S), appears in the journal ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters.

By American Chemical Society Khosrow Kashfi, Ph.D., FRSC- Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - Full Story

Insurance Crimes Cost Canadians Several Billion Annually

TORONTO,  - Whether it’s a staged collision, arson or an exaggerated claim, insurance fraud comes in many forms, but fraud in any form costs all Canadians. March is Fraud Prevention Month, and Allstate Insurance Company of Canada is cracking down on insurance fraud and educating Canadians on how to protect themselves against this type of crime.

By Guest Column - Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - Full Story

White House Wants to Keep Gas Prices High

With the national average of gas prices hitting $3.65 a gallon, nearing $6 in some parts of the country, and poised to head even higher, America’s families are wondering when the bleeding at the pump will stop. But for Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu, those steep prices aren’t even a concern. In fact, he says his goal is not to get the price of gasoline to go down.

By Heritage Foundation Mike Brownfield- Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - Full Story

Sharia in U.S.? Florida’s proposed ban draws attacks from Muslims

Florida state lawmakers are enduring attacks from an organization many call a “terrorist front group”  who oppose legislation aimed at banning the use of Sharia law—the religious doctrine that’s applied by Islamists in their own countries—from courtrooms throughout Florida, claims a non-profit, public-interest group that investigates and exposes government corruption and crime. www.judicialwatch.org

By Jim Kouri - Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - Full Story

The US on an Israeli Military Strike against Iran: A Change in Position?

In a February 5, 2012 interview with NBC, President Obama was asked if Israel intends to attack Iran. The President answered that he doesn’t think Israel has decided what it should do about Iran. The President clarified that Israel, like America, thinks that Iran must stop its nuclear development program. Israel, stated the President, is “rightly very concerned” about Iran’s nuclear program. The United States is “working in lockstep” with Israel in order to prevent the nuclearization of Iran.

By INSS Zaki Shalom- Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - Full Story

Saving Muslims From Themselves

imageAfter September 11 the reasonable thing to do would have been to take steps to save ourselves from Islamic terror, instead we went on a crusade to save Muslims from themselves. The latest stop on that crusade is Syria, where the foreign policy experts responsible for decades of horrifying misjudgments tell us that we are duty bound to save the Syrian people from their dictator.

Rarely do we ask why it is that Muslims so often need saving from their dictators. Or why a party that campaigned on improving America’s reputation by promising not to bomb Muslims anymore, is now improving America’s reputation by bombing so many Muslims and so often that it makes George W. Bush look like a tie dyed hippie.

By Daniel Greenfield - Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - Full Story