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How a Thumb-Sized Gauge Is
Revolutionizing Traumatic Brain Injuries

Daily Beast, by Brian Castner

Original Article

Posted By:StormCnter, 3/24/2014 10:10:25 AM

Thanks to a new invention, we’re finally learning how to diagnose and treat the lingering affects of explosive events that have led to a mass of traumatic brain injuries in veterans. In 2011, Scott Featherman was in Kandahar, Afghanistan as a scout platoon leader with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 101st Airborne Division. He patrolled on foot, and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) filled the donkey paths that crisscrossed the wadis and hills.“I was hit several times when I was over,” he says, “and you have no clue if you’re hurt. You get back up, say “Am I good? Looks

      


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Buzzfeed, by Tom Phillips    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/25/2014 2:41:32 PM     Post Reply
We asked people in BuzzFeed’s U.K. office to tell us what stereotypes they had of every state in the U.S.A. Here are their responses. We’re so terribly sorry, America. Here is it in more detail, broken state-by-state. First up, Alaska and Hawaii.(Snip for map)The West.(Snip for map)The Middle Bit.(Snip for map)And the North East, with all the fiddly little states.

   

 

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If Rand Paul Had a Hammer
National Review Online, by Henry Olsen    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/25/2014 2:24:31 PM     Post Reply
It’s a bit cheeky to compare neo-libertarian Senator Rand Paul to the late leftist songwriting icon Pete Seeger, but they share a naive sense of the possibilities of politics that is too obvious to ignore. That’s especially true now that Paul has elevated himself into a serious presidential contender seeking to shift the conservative movement away from its roots in multiple non-socialist traditions into something more monolithic and millenarian in its outlook and its aims. This morning’s New York Times profile of Sen. Paul’s fundraising efforts serves as a fresh reminder of that. Paul’s basic message is that the American Right

Obama´s Most Dangerous Lie
Power Line, by Paul Mirengoff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/25/2014 2:20:56 PM     Post Reply
Rank-ordering the lies of President Obama is a daunting task. But high on any sound list, though absent from most actual ones, is Obama’s claim that al Qaeda has been “decimated” and is “on the path to defeat.” This claim was ripped to shreds yesterday at an AEI conference called “Getting it right: A better strategy to defeat al Qaeda. You can watch that event here and I encourage you to do so. I’ll discuss the “better strategy” later. For now, I want to focus on al Qaeda’s ascendency and President Obama’s willful failure to deal with our most dangerous and lethal

Obama to pitch U.S. immigration
reform from South Korea
Los Angeles Times, by Christi Parsons    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/25/2014 2:14:54 PM     Post Reply
SEOUL -- President Obama plans to honor those who died in the Korean War with a surprising message for a foreign audience: a pitch for immigration reform back home. At a naturalization ceremony Friday for 13 U.S. service members and seven military spouses stationed in South Korea, he will offer a tribute to the contributions that naturalized American citizens have made through military service, according to an official familiar with the event. The ceremony offers a rare setting for a recurrent Obama message: that the U.S. will benefit if immigrants who already make the sacrifices of citizenship can enjoy the rights and

Make Up Your Mind on Keystone!
National Review Online, by Deroy Murdock    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/25/2014 5:56:14 AM     Post Reply
‘Gutless.” That word perfectly describes Obama’s “policy” on the Keystone XL pipeline. That this adjective rolled off the tongue of a union boss makes it as delicious as it is accurate. “In another gutless move, the Administration is delaying a finding on whether the pipeline is in the national interest,” said Terry O’Sullivan, general president of the Laborers’ International Union of North America. “This certainly is no example of profiles in courage. It’s clear the Administration needs to grow a set of antlers, or perhaps take a lesson from Popeye and eat some spinach.” Terry O’Sullivan is right. And so are the eleven

Lots of pomp but no trade deal
in Obama’s visit to Japan
McClatchy Newspapers, by Lesley Clark    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/25/2014 5:47:14 AM     Post Reply
TOKYO — President Barack Obama spent his first full day of a weeklong Asia trip aimed at renewing U.S. ties to the region with the red-carpeted pomp of a state dinner, a visit to a shrine _ where he left a prayer card _ and the “full trust” of Japan’s prime minister that the U.S. will back it in a tiff over disputed land with China. Obama isn’t leaving here with a long-sought agreement on opening up Asia to trade with the United States, but he heads Friday to South Korea with a measure of support from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo

   

 

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John Kerry: The world is
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Washington Examiner [DC], by Susan Crabtree    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/25/2014 5:20:21 AM     Post Reply
Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a stern warning to Russia Thursday evening, one week after a tentative agreement to defuse the crisis in Ukraine appeared to have no impact on the violent clashes between pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian government. "The window to change course is closing," Kerry told reporters at the State Department. "President [Vladimir] Putin and Russia face a choice." If Russia does not reverse course and take action to urge the separatists to stand down and give up their arms, Kerry said the U.S. and its allies are poised to take actions directed at hurting Russia´s economy.

9/11 On The Cutting Room Floor
American Spectator, by Daniel J. Flynn    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/25/2014 5:09:38 AM     Post Reply
An interfaith advisory panel urges the National September 11 Memorial Museum to bowdlerize a six-plus-minute film of unflattering references to Islam for fear of sparking an international incident. If only Osama bin Laden had employed such a nonsectarian “coexist” council of elders prior to sparking international incident. “We want and expect a little bit more,” the Rev. Chloe Breyer told Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly. “It needs context.” Like the ’93 WTC bombing, the U.S. embassy bombings in Africa, and the murder of Leon Klinghoffer? That’s not what she means. The Supreme Court justice’s clergyman daughter says the documentary should show

Mudslinger in Chief
Weekly Standard, by Fred Barnes    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/25/2014 5:00:32 AM     Post Reply
The Romney strategy is back. Not the flawed campaign plan of Mitt Romney for the 2012 election, but the effort by President Obama and Democrats to malign Romney, even before he’d become the GOP nominee, as morally unfit for the presidency. Now the strategy is focused on Republican Senate candidates, some of them still running in contested primaries. From Democratic TV ads, we learn that Dan Sullivan in Alaska may not be “one of us,” a true Alaskan. Tom Cotton in Arkansas, having worked for insurance companies, is “a politician we just can’t trust.” And Bill Cassidy in Louisiana sought

Al Gore Is Not Giving Up
Politico Magazine, by Darren Samuelson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/25/2014 4:55:55 AM     Post Reply
Al Gore is richer and skinnier than ever, 14 years out of the White House, a tech titan with elder statesman clout, whose disdain for politics in the capital where he lived most of his life has only grown with each year he’s lived away from it. Sure, this new Gore has a great life, what with a net worth well over the $200 million mark following the sale of his Current TV network to Al Jazeera last year, that seat on the Apple board and his starring roles with two investment companies that tout their environmentally friendly business styles:

Cuomo ducks the cowboy
New York Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/25/2014 4:47:14 AM     Post Reply
“I don’t think so. I think I’m going to let the numbers speak for the state of New York. We have startup zones that are zero tax zones — zero tax for 10 years. I believe it makes it the least expensive place in the country to site a business. I understand if other states are jealous about what we’re doing, but you know, that’s what it is.” — Gov. Cuomo, declining Rick Perry’s challenge to debate their respective economic policies, and suggesting that the Texan, whose state has no income tax and whose economy trumps New York in almost

   

 

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‘A Direct Affront’ to Kerry:
With ‘Little Fear’ of Washington,
Fatah-Hamas Pact Crushes Peace Process
PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/25/2014 4:41:32 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — President Obama’s relentless push for some sort of first-stage Mideast peace deal by the end of this month was dealt a strong blow by Fatah and Hamas deciding to put aside their differences and unite. Hamas’ information office said the pact between Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas political bureau leader Khaled Mashal was simply implementing the previous unity agreements signed years ago in Doha and Cairo — pacts followed by years of vicious fighting between the parties. Abbas agreed to “start talks on forming the new transitional national unity government that will be formed within five weeks, and



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The age comparisons between Hillary Clinton and Ronald Reagan seem as natural as they are nonsensical. Yes, were Clinton to win in 2016, she would take office at age 69—just as Reagan did in 1981. And yes, the comparison is often made when Clinton´s critics and allies debate whether she has the health to serve out two presidential terms. But it´s a wildly misleading comparison, as the number that matters when assessing Clinton´s health is not her age, but her life expectancy. And there is where the Clinton-Reagan comparison is revealed as a stretch. A combination of federal data and

   

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