Usually an apology is followed with some sort of action to rectify the situation. But instead we get an apology and a 'no worries you all will love this big government program once we work out the kinks'
Obviously we didnt do a good enough job in terms of how we crafted the law," Obama said in the interview Thursday. "And, you know, thats something I regret. Thats something were gonna do everything we can to get fixed ... Were looking at a range of options.
The photo of Schumer (D) evokes the image of the Joker in Batman. Are you certain New York didn't elect the Joker as their U.S. Senator?
Schumer wants the DOJ to fund these devices? Why is that the government's job? How about freezing new legislation for a several years? How about rolling back existing legislation and regulations for several years? The current debt/citizen is $54,037. Isn't that fiscal enslavement of the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren? Isn't that cruelty and child abuse by the government foisted on the children? Maybe our Congresscritters should have to wear GPS devices so we know where these serial child abusers are at any give time.
[BREITBART] Heart-clogging trans fats were once a staple of the American diet, plentiful in baked goods, microwave popcorn and fried foods. Now, mindful of the health risks, the Food and Drug Administration is getting rid of what's left of them for good.
Like the health risks of salt. Oh wait -- after a generation of screaming about salt ingestion, they finally admitted the excess washes out like all water soluble substances. Or that food pyramid we all studied in health class, the one that had a small amount of meat at the top and a large layer of grains... only that has led to the current obesity and metabolic syndrome health crisis. The FDA really needs to concentrate on certifying that prescription meds work -- our prescription costs would fall significantly if they just did the job they're supposed to do.
Condemning artificial trans fats as a threat to public health, the FDA announced Thursday it will require the food industry to phase them out.
Manufacturers already have eliminated many trans fats, responding to criticism from the medical community and to local laws, Even so, the FDA said getting rid of the rest _ the average American still eats around a gram of trans fat a day _ could prevent 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths each year.
It won't happen right away. The agency will collect comments for two months before determining a phase-out timetable. Different foods may have different schedules, depending how easy it is to find substitutes.
"We want to do it in a way that doesn't unduly disrupt markets," said Michael Taylor, FDA's deputy commissioner for foods. Still, he says, the food "industry has demonstrated that it is, by and large, feasible to do."
Indeed, so much already has changed that most people won't notice much difference, if any, in food they get at groceries or restaurants.
Scientists say there are no health benefits to trans fats. And they can raise levels of "bad" cholesterol, increasing the risk of heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. Trans fats are widely considered the worst kind for your heart, even worse than saturated fats, which also can contribute to heart disease.
The FDA really needs to concentrate on certifying that prescription meds work -- our prescription costs would fall significantly if they just did the job they're supposed to do.
Uh, no, it doesn't always work out that way. Colchicine has been used since 1500 BC. FDA recently required it be "certified" that it works. The end result of this was not "safety" for consumers but "profit" for the sole rentier-company which the FDA granted the exclusive right to sell the drug at a HUGE price increase.
Colchicine has been used to treat gout and other inflammatory conditions for thousands of years. How could one company gain a monopoly?
There are about 1,000 medications on the market that predate the existence of the Food and Drug Administration and therefore were never approved. FDA official Deborah Autor spoke to CBS News as head of the office of unapproved drugs. "Well, for me, unapproved drugs present current risks," Autor said. "We don't know what's in them. We don't know if they're going to work properly. We don't know how they're made and that's a real concern."
Hundreds of thousands of people take Colchicine each year. The FDA said over the past 40 years, 169 deaths have been linked to the medication. A company called URL Pharma decided it would take the ancient drug, sold for 10 cents a pill, and test it as part of an FDA program to either approve these drugs or get them off the market.
FDA is called the "Food" and "Drug" Administration for a reason. I think banning artificial trans fats in foods is something entirely within the purview of its authority. Natural trans fats are an entirely different "beast", and I anxiously await documentation of the harms the natural forms produce in the population at large. Meanwhile bakeries can face the oh-the-horror of producing pastries & cakes without artificial trans fats.
OTOH, I don't believe the EPA has any legitimate authority to control CO2 emissions, and that this was not within the intent of the legislation authorizing the EPA.
The current Congressional dysfunction however means that gay rights legislation is considered of ultimate importance to that gang of fools, while writing a national budget or reining in executive branch over-reach is off the table, and cannot even be discussed in polite / politically correct company.
Hundreds of thousands of people take Colchicine each year.
I was one of those, for a little while - a gout flare-up. The doc warned me about this change, and surenuff, my insurance company paid about $4.50 for each tiny little purple pill. I feel so much safer knowing the Feds think it's OK.
[VARIETY] Colleen Bradley Bell, producer for soap opera production company Bell-Phillip Television Prods., has been nominated as ambassador to Hungary, becoming the latest of President Obama's campaign supporters to be tapped for foreign posts.
Bell's nomination must be approved by the Senate. She raised more than $500,000 for the Obama campaign, according to its disclosure of campaign bundlers. According to the New York Times, the actual figure was more than $2.1 million by the fall of 2012.
She and her husband, Bradley Bell, executive producer and head writer for "The Bold and the Beautiful," hosted Obama at a fund-raising event at their Holmby Hills home in February 2012.
Colleen Bell has served as a general trustee for the board of trustees at the Kennedy Center and was chair of an advisory committee on the arts for the org. She currently serves as the vice chair of the Children's Institute and a trustee on the boards of directors of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Los Angeles Music Center.
Washington, like most blue states are, by area, mostly red. Unfortunately the big cities and counties like Seattle and King and Pierce counties are overwhelmingly democrat. They also have rather loose voting requirements. Its where Felons, Illegals, the dead (recent or not) and imaginary friends are welcome to vote (democrat of course).
Washington also generally has mandatory vote-by-mail.
And lets not forget that Washington is not a Right-to-work state. Union membership (and payment of dues to the democratic party) is mandatory for a lot of professions.
I see the cops were there making arrests but I fear the perps won't spend much time in jail, unfortunately. Watch them get released on their own recognizance with little more than a slap on the wrist. I think at least a month's worth of incarceration would be appropriate...up to a year or even more if they have any priors. Not gonna happen though. That's what makes people think about shotguns.
Graham is getting a solid Tea Party challenge. They are using the Ted Cruz model - keep the incumbent below 50% to force a runoff, and be sure to finish 2nd. Head to head against a real conservative in SC, Little Lord Fauntleroy will lose.
....from Benghazi to Grace Bros. Goldman Sachs.
"Are you being served?"
Are You Being Served? is a British Sitcom that ran from 1972-1985. The show revolved around "Grace Brothers Department Store" and in particular the goings on within the "Gentlemen's Ready-To-Wear" and "Ladies' Separates and Underwear" Departments. A store reorganization forced these two departments to share floor space, and the conflicts that this created set the tone for most episodes. Are You Being Served? showcases a bygone period of time in which the class structure was still very much alive. There was a strict heirarchy within Grace Brothers. Everyone knew their "places" and remained in them, unless, of course, there was a chance for advancement and then it was every man and woman for themselves. A spin-off series of Are You Being Served? was released, called Grace and Favour. Although in the U.S, it was named Are You Being Served? Again!
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Tergiversations? n. The act of abandoning something or someone, of changing sides; desertion; betrayal.
n. The act of evading any clear course of action or speech, of being deliberately ambiguous. Seems like a good word to describe Hillary and many other Donks. Hillary's Odyssey? Emphasis on "odd."
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.