Monthly Archives: May, 2011

New study show cannabis use “damages the brain”, in early teens

Kids who smoke cannabis before their 15th birthday, perform much worse in mental tests than those who start at a later age, according to researchers.  The study was done in chronic cannabis users and it found that those who started in their early teens struggled with a range of neuropsychological tasks. But those who started …

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‘Limousine Liberals’ riding in style

Those in Obama’s Administration are riding in style.  A watchdog report, released, shows that the number of limousines owned by the federal government rose by 73% during the first two years of President Obama’s administration. and the State Department was the recipient of most of the luxury vehicles.

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Obama chooses Dempsey to be next Joint Chiefs head

On Monday President Obama moved to complete the overhaul of his national security team, selecting Army Gen. Martin Dempsey as the next Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman amid a winding down of the war in Iraq, protracted battle in Afghanistan and U.S. assistance to the NATO-led effort against Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi. Obama announced his new …

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Stoning: Muslim girl stoned to death over beauty contest

In the Ukraine, a teen age Muslim girl was stoned to death for entering a beauty contest.  Katya Koren, 19, was found dead in a village in the Crimea region near her home.  Friends say she liked wearing fashionable clothing, and came in 7th in a beauty contest.  Her body was found buried in a …

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Egyptian Banker Accused in Attack on New York Hotel Maid

Just weeks after the arrest of former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on similar allegations, a former chairman of Egypt’s major banks was arrested Monday on charges of sexually abusing a maid at a Manhattan hotel.  Mahmoud Abdel Salam Omar is accused of sexually abusing the maid at The Pierre, a luxury hotel near …

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Pentagon says cyber attacks Can Count as Act of War

The Pentagon has just concluded that computer sabotage coming from another country can constitute an act of war,   finding that for the first time opens the door for the U.S. to respond using traditional military force.  The Pentagon’s first formal strategy, which is due to be made public soon, represents an early attempt to grapple …

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Gig Harbor Remembers 911

Representatives from the Gig Harbor Fire Department have just returned Monday, (Memorial Day), from New York City, with a piece of steel from the World Trade Center.  The four firefighters, Kent Cooper, Rob McCoy, Josh Bissenas, and Ryan Watson, picked up the World Trade Center artifact on Wednesday at Hanger 17 at JFK Airport.

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Bill Would Stop Feds from Releasing Illegal Alien Murderers

If someone in your family is murdered by an illegal alien, and is caught,  and plea bargains for a lesser crime,with promises by the government that the murderer will be deported once he’s served his time, and you agree to the plan.  Once the sentence is served, ICE then takes him into custody, but instead …

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Germany to end nuclear power plants by 2022

Germany has now stated that it will end the use of all nuclear power by 2002, a move seen as a reaction to negative public opinion following Japan’s nuclear crisis.  “It’s definite. The latest end of the last three nuclear plants is 2022,” Environment Minister Norbert Rottgen said Monday.  Upi

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Ecoli outbreak has Austria checking stores for source

On Monday Austrian officials began inspecting stores for Spanish vegetables suspected of contamination with a potentially fatal bacteria that has sickened hundreds of Europeans. In Germany, the death toll from the outbreak rose to 11.  Meanwhile in Spain, officials went on the defensive saying there was no proof that the E. coli outbreak has been …

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