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Concern Grows Over Possible Swine Flu Pandemic

MEXICO CITY —  A strain of flu never seen before has killed as many as 61 people in Mexico and has spread into the United States, where eight people have been infected but recovered, health officials said Friday.

By News on the Net - Friday, April 24, 2009 - Full Story

Swine Flu Shutting Down Mexico!

In my earlier report, I warned that third world Mexico appeared to be the source of the swine flu that has cropped up in California and Texas.

By John Lillpop - Friday, April 24, 2009 - Full Story

Morning sickness leads to smarter kids: study

FOR every woman who has choked down dry toast to quell morning sickness comes new Canadian research suggesting an upside to that nausea: It may lead to brighter children.

By News on the Net - Friday, April 24, 2009 - Full Story

Shakedown: How Our Government is Undermining Democracy in the Name of Human Rights

Reviewed by Dan Shapiro, Policy Analyst, Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership

By Troy Media - Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - Full Story

Lunch With A Patriot

imageThe aroma of Italian home cooking filled the restaurant as Jack Marino and I sat down for a little lunch. Our meeting was planned so that we could meet in person for the first time, and so that we may discuss strategies for selling more copies of his movie, Forgotten Heroes. He brought me a new copy of the movie for me to buy, since I had given away my previous copy to someone who needed it more than me - a Vietnam Veteran.

Thanking the Vietnam War Veterans was the primary motive behind the creation of the film. After realizing that Hollywood’s films about Vietnam Vets were designed to portray these warriors in a bad light, Jack Marino set out to create a film that thanked the Vietnam troops, and welcome them home. From that desire, he wrote, directed, and produced Forgotten Heroes.

Jack Marino began his journey in Boston, where his love of movies led to an acting on the stage, specifically specializing in Shakespeare.  Marino also was a movie buff, watching movies over and over, paying attention to the dynamics of the picture, the complexities of the productions, and memorizing the lines and acting strategies of the performers.  Later, when directing his movies in Hollywood, a lot of his style emerged from him simply mimicking the greats of motion picture past.

The film, Forgotten Heroes, incorporates all that he has learned throughout the years, and except for a small hiccup or two, watching the film you would not know that it is a low budget, independent film.  The work is surprisingly professional, shot in a manner that captures the Vietnam War, and portrays our Vietnam Vets as they really were, heroes that never lost touch with their humanity.

Hollywood royalty, however, rejected the film, despite accolades from critics, and the professionalism of the finished product. As the major distributors turned their backs on the film, Jack Marino’s fighting spirit took hold, and he vowed to get the movie out there to the public, even if it meant distributing it himself.

The film, starring William Smith as a Russian General attempting to defect during the Vietnam conflict, packs action and humanity into a tight package. While leading the Russian defecter through the jungles of Cambodia, the United States Marines accompanying him, while originally untrusting and victims of their own stereotypes of Soviets, learn that their prize is more than just another communist.

In addition to being a fantastic film, when you purchase Forgotten Heroes $5 of the purchase price is donated to the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial Fund.

When you decide to buy a copy of the DVD, if you can, I suggest you buy more than one copy. Have a few as gifts to your friends and family, and one more copy to give to a Vietnam Veteran that will appreciate this fine theatrical work. The Movie is available at

By Douglas V. Gibbs - Sunday, April 19, 2009 - Full Story

Vitamins for Men – Three Tips So That You Can Make the Right Choice

Jayson Hunter of Prograde Nutrition offers advice on how to choose the best vitamins for men. He believes that nowadays vitamins are being specially developed for the nutritional requirements of men. There are many vitamins for men available in the market, making it difficult for men to choose the right vitamin supplement for their needs.

By News on the Net - Sunday, April 19, 2009 - Full Story

Diet, Vitamins May Prevent Injury

WASHINGTON—Weekend warriors take note: Bursts of high-energy athletic activity are not doing much good if you become sidelined by injury from overexertion. Overall wellness takes more than a weekend commitment. Everyone knows that regular, moderate exercise and a healthy diet are central to overall health. And a new study shows 91 percent of orthopedic specialists would add another recommendation to their patients’ wellness regimens: dietary supplements.

By News on the Net - Sunday, April 19, 2009 - Full Story

Setting the Standards for Life After Childhood Cancer

The Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta further improves the quality of life and medical outcomes for childhood and adolescent cancer survivors through its Cancer Survivor program. The program aims to improve continued health care and survivor quality of life.

By News on the Net - Sunday, April 19, 2009 - Full Story

Virtual colonoscopy at center of policy debate

Reporting from Newark, Del.—With soothing walls of turquoise tile and a vase of orchids on the front desk, the Colon Health Center of Delaware has been selling an alternative to one of medicine’s most unloved procedures—the colonoscopy.

By News on the Net - Sunday, April 19, 2009 - Full Story

Pet Airways of Delray Beach plans to take off with only dogs and cats aboard

- South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Fido and Fifi will soon have their very own airline.

By Guest Column - Friday, April 17, 2009 - Full Story

Baseball’s over the Top Tribute to Jackie Robinson

Sixty two years ago, on April 15, 1947, a young African-American ball player broke major league baseball’s color line by playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers against the Boston Braves at Ebbets Field.

By John Lillpop - Thursday, April 16, 2009 - Full Story

Mark Fidrych Was a Rare Bird

Scarcely twenty fours ago my heart leapt into my throat when I learned that former major league pitcher Mark “The Bird” Fidrych had died. 

By Guest Column Aaron Goldstein- Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - Full Story

GM Prepares for ‘Surgical’ Bankruptcy

The Treasury Department is directing General Motors to prepare for a bankruptcy filing by June 1, despite GM’s assertion that it could still reorganize without such a filing, The New York Times reported unnamed sources as saying on Monday.

By News on the Net - Monday, April 13, 2009 - Full Story

Obama Administration Poised to Rescind Conscience Protection

Representing a coalition of medical and legal professionals, attorneys for Advocates International (AI) and the Christian Legal Society (CLS) today warned the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) against rescinding protections for healthcare professionals’ freedom of conscience currently set forth in federal regulations (45 C.F.R., Part 88) as HHS proposed to do on March 10 (74 Fed. Reg. 10207). In addition to AI and CLS, the Coalition includes the thousands of faith-based health care professionals represented by Christian Medical Association, Fellowship of Christian Physician Assistants, Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International, Heartbeat International, and CareNet.

By Christian Newswire - Saturday, April 11, 2009 - Full Story

Money Woes May Force Six Shriners’ Hospitals to Close

WASHINGTON, April 10—The Shriners organization may shutter six of its 22 free hospitals for children, citing rising costs, lagging donations, and a dwindling endowment.

By News on the Net - Saturday, April 11, 2009 - Full Story

Dog overboard found four months later

SYDNEY—A pet dog that fell overboard in rough seas off Australia has been reunited with its owners after surviving alone on an island for four months, reports said Monday.

By News on the Net - Friday, April 10, 2009 - Full Story

Protect Patients by Protecting Doctors

As the deadline of April 9 approaches for citizens to send comments to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on regulations to protect health care providers’ freedom of conscience, Concerned Women for America (CWA) is spotlighting how the regulations also protect patients. CWA’s President Wendy Wright stated:

By Guest Column - Wednesday, April 8, 2009 - Full Story

Uncle Sam as GM’S CEO: Not a Good Thing

- David Magee

When the U.S. government forced General Motors Chairman-CEO Rick Wagoner from his job last week, headlines read that company president Fritz Henderson was taking charge. But in reality, Mr. Henderson only assumed a new title. Uncle Sam took charge of the automaker. And now the business world is watching to see what the collateral impact of such a non-capitalistic arrangement will be.

By News on the Net - Sunday, April 5, 2009 - Full Story

Porsche announces Cayenne GTS Porsche Design Edition 3

Porsche is expanding its successful range of SUVs with an exclusive, limited-edition model. The company will build just 1,000 numbered units of the new Cayenne GTS Porsche Design Edition 3, Boxster S,

By Guest Column - Sunday, April 5, 2009 - Full Story

Obama Weighs Buyout Rage Against Future of Iconic Auto Union

April 2 (Bloomberg)—President Barack Obama, confronting growing public outrage against bailouts, is taking a hard line with the United Auto Workers, the union that supported his election and whose future now hangs in the balance.

By News on the Net - Friday, April 3, 2009 - Full Story