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Pentagon Turns to Brain Implants to Repair Damaged Minds | Danger Room | Wired.com

Administration: 51% Of Companies’ Health Plans Won’t Pass Muster

Technology Review: Old Livers Made New Again

Sea snail venom provides potent pain relief – health – 15 June 2010 – New Scientist

South African doctor invents female condoms with ‘teeth’ to fight rape – CNN.com

Technology Review: Drug Targets Lupus by Tricking Immune System

FuturePundit: Vitamin B6 Cuts Lung Cancer Risk

Home | www.medalofhonorspeakout.org

The Frame: Oil spill hits 60th day

Facing health insurance premium hikes, Obama administration eyes price controls

Technology Review: Cell Transplants for Macular Degeneration

No more fillings? Gel regenerates teeth – Health – Oral health – msnbc.com

FuturePundit: High Phenolic Olive Oil Changes Gene Expression

Mike Arone Fitness

FuturePundit: Short Telomeres Markers For Higher Cancer Risk

Advance in Quest for HIV Vaccine – WSJ.com

Reduce Stress By Changing How You Think – Forbes.com

Medical Daily: First ‘Malaria-Proof’ mosquito created by scientists

FuturePundit: Livers Grown On Scaffolding

Technology Review: Speeding Up Diagnosis of Infectious Disease

Massachusetts shows ObamaCare’s ugly future–Sally Pipes – NYPOST.com

Technology Review: New Cancer Drug Gets Dramatic Results

American Thinker- Print Article

Spices Reduce Cancer-Causing HCAs In Cooked Meat

FuturePundit: Aging Blood Vessels Cause Muscle Loss

Scientists See Progress on Lung Cancer and Melanoma – NYTimes.com

Deficit Effects of the Health-Care Bill – Veronique de Rugy – The Corner on National Review Online

FuturePundit: Noise During Sleep Impairs Morning Performance

Refusals to Take Medicare Patients Reach All-Time High – Daniel Foster – The Corner on National Review Online

New Devices to Help Heart Patients – NYTimes.com

Health overhaul may mean longer ER waits, crowding – Yahoo! News

Health law risks turning away sick – TheHill.com

Our Deeply Unethical National Organ Policy — The American, A Magazine of Ideas

A chemical to make brain cells grow: Mental decline thwarted in aging rats

Britain Plans to Decentralize National Health Care

Gel that can help decayed teeth grow back could end fillings | Mail Online

Gateway Pundit

Damaged heart could be coaxed into mending itself, claim scientists – Telegraph

A Fraud Exposed — and Ignored – Critical Condition – National Review Online

Stem Cell Transplant Cures HIV In ‘Berlin Patient’

Why Does The Army Want Me Weak? – Professional Soldiers ®

A First Look at Pawlentycare – Nicole Russell – Politics – The Atlantic

Blocking rogue gene may stop cancer spread-study | Reuters

The Coming Doctor Shortage

World’s Smallest Medical Camera Is Disposable, Too | Fast Company

Like Long Medical Wait Times, Crowded Emergency Rooms? You’ll Love ObamaCare. – Hit & Run : Reason Magazine

New Treatment (in USA) Available Soon – Professional Soldiers ®

Sound test could identify ‘locked-in’ patients – health – 12 May 2011 – New Scientist

GoodShit › <B>Scientists find ‘master switch’ to controlling human fat</b>

Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice — Health & Wellness — Sott.net

Researchers map, measure brain’s neural connections | KurzweilAI

Can We Get ‘Price Controls’ Out of Medicare? – By Veronique de Rugy – The Corner – National Review Online

first aid how to series – Frugal’s Forums

A new trial coming for previously failed Parkinson’s treatment – FierceBiotech Research

FuturePundit: Ketamine Mechanism Against Depression

Focus on the Well-Being of the Military, Veterans, and Their Families | RAND

FuturePundit: Short Telomeres Boost Progerin Aging Protein

Beer drinking curbed by prodigious weed – health – 16 May 2005 – New Scientist

Who’s Making Your Healthcare Decisions?

Red-blooded delivery device gets by body’s defenses – FierceDrugDelivery

Talk softly but carry a tiny stick: Stroke prevention and recovery with nanotube-delivered siRNA

A classic instinct — salt appetite — is linked to drug addiction

Stem cells grow fully functional new teeth

FuturePundit: Gene Therapy In Rabbits Prevents Artery Clogging

New cancer treatment reprograms immune system – CBS News

Possible progress in medicine — Marginal Revolution

FuturePundit: Flax Seed Against Radiation Damage

Scientists may have found early biomarker for ovarian cancer – FierceBiomarkers

Personal Security – Technology Review

Blind mother seeing anew thanks to Hub ‘miracle’ – BostonHerald.com

Stem cells to heart parts in 5 years, researchers say – FierceBiotech Research

LIFENET® System

Stem cells from ear can create new cartilage – FierceBiotech Research

FuturePundit: Peptide Paint Reverses Tooth Decay

Scientists develop sutureless method for joining blood vessels

Measles virus may be let loose against cancer cells – FierceBiomarkers

Foxfire cancer treatment sees Brian Brooks’ tumours killed in TWO DAYS | Mail Online

FuturePundit: Exercise Tells Stem Cells To Become Bone, Not Fat

Researchers report promising new TB vaccine – FierceBiotech Research

Chemotherapy breakthrough could dramatically reduce side-effects | Science | The Guardian

American Thinker: ObamaCare: Will Someone Please Kill It Before It Kills Us?

Lies, Damned Lies, and Muscle Tone | CrossFit Impulse

The Zone Diet Explained | CrossFit Impulse

Basic Nutrition | CrossFit Impulse

Bering in Mind: An ode to the many evolved virtues of human semen

In Praise of Frozen Vegetables – Megan McArdle – Personal – The Atlantic

Next Gen Digital Sight Could Cure Blindness – Breakthrough Award Innovator – Popular Mechanics

Young Boy Becomes First Human to Live With a Permanent “Robot Heart”

FuturePundit: MicroRNA Testing For Early Bladder Cancer Diagnosis

Exoskeletons, Robo Rats and Synthetic Skin: The Pentagon’s Cyborg Army | Danger Room | Wired.com

The First Precursor: The Pain in My Legs – The Tales of a Stroke Patient – Everyday Health Blogs

Welcome to CrossFit: Forging Elite Fitness

Web search

MJ HEALTH & FITNESS: Best Shape of Your Life in 20 Minutes

XL Athlete – Home

Welcome to OREF:

Blogs4Life

The Drug Industry’s Problem(s) – The Atlantic Business Channel

Edgelings.com » Biotech Company is One of Tech’s Few Bright Spots

Chemical drink breathes life into damaged hearts – health – 09 February 2009 – New Scientist

Next Big Future: University of Texas at Houston, DARPA Developing Fracture Putty to Regenerate Broken Bones

Infantry: Magical Goo Makes It All Better

Gene Expression

So, Do You Really Want to Know? | Popular Science

Researchers Find Safer Way to Produce Stem Cell Alternative

How to Get Bruce Lee Like Strength Without Ever Going to a Gym | Zen Habits

Salt Might Be ‘Nature’s Antidepressant’

Senators slam plan for wounded vets to use private insurance

Edgelings.com » Restoring their Voices

XL Athlete – Browse drill sheets

XL Athlete – Browse drill sheets

The Next Phage | Popular Science

KeithHennessey.com » How many uninsured people need additional help from taxpayers?

Memorial Health Care System Homepage

healthcare disaster

Under Obama Healthcare Scheme, Big Government Rations Care for Sick Patients – US News and World Report

Technology Review: Healing the Heart with Bone-Marrow Cells

Welcome to AJC! | ajc.com

New Psychiatric Diagnoses for a New Millennium | Popular Science

Hit & Run > Really Great Stem Cell Research News – Reason Magazine

Tomato Pill “Beats Heart Disease.”

KeithHennessey.com » Understanding the Kennedy health care bill

Gene therapy technique thwarts cancer by cutting off tumor blood supply.

In Vino Veritas: I’ll Drink to That | Standpoint.Online

fix Medicare first.

with MicroRNA.

Top 10 Medical Breakthroughs for 2008 | 1913 Intel

Dr. Jacques Chaoulli

Obama’s Doctor Knocks ObamaCare – Forbes.com

Prostate Cancer: From Inoperable to Cancer Free.

US Medical Costs Conundrum

What Your Body Is Telling You – WSJ.com

Can You Get Fit in Six Minutes a Week? – Well Blog – NYTimes.com

Even the ‘uninsured’ like their coverage.

Amazon.com: Philips HeartStart Home Defibrillator (AED): Health & Personal Care

YouTube – What if Government Ran Health Care? (Sprint Ad Remix)

6 Wildest Bug Zappers – How to Kill Mosquitoes, Flies and Other Insects With Electricity – Popular Mechanics

The forbidding arithmetic of healthcare reform – The Boston Globe

Michael Kinsley – Rationing Health Care Is Our Choice – washingtonpost.com

stem cells and cancer

Gel Grows Tissue For Receded Gums On Teeth.

Health Reform: Who Are They Trying To Fool?

NEXT-GENERATION MEDICAL TREATMENTS.

Wanted: Honesty on Health Care: The president’s health care lies might be injurious to your health – Reason Magazine

may prevent Alzheimer’s but don’t help once you’ve got it.

“Obama’s health care proposal is, in effect, the repeal of the Medicare program as we know it. The elderly will go from being the group with the most access to free medical care to the one with the least access.”

A “Criminally Insane” Cliff Asness Takes On Health Care Mythology And Pretty Much Everything Else

Uwe Reinhardt on Health Care Rationing | Cato @ Liberty

by stimulating stem cells?

Quest » Electronic Safety Net for the Homeless » Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity @ University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Government Healthcare – Professional Soldiers ®

Patients United Now

Markets, Not Mandates : How medical markets would improve health care and reduce costs – Reason Magazine

Hoover Institution – Hoover Digest – Here’s a Second Opinion

The Health Care Bill

Nancy and the Astroturfers • Looking at the Left

RealClearPolitics – What ‘Right’ to Health Care?

John Mackey: The Whole Foods Alternative to ObamaCare – WSJ.com

The President repeats an important math error | KeithHennessey.com

David B. Rivkin Jr. and Lee A. Casey – Constitutionality of Health Insurance Mandate Questioned

ORNL’s research help for Parkinson’s, other diseases | Frank Munger’s Atomic City Underground | knoxnews.com

Questions about health care reform (version 2.0) (gabryelski.com)

Move Well, Avoid Injury

the deadly sting of “nanobees:”

Jules Crittenden » How To Live Forever Part 2

Fixing Health Care: A Real Solution – The Market Ticker

Scott Harrington: Fact-Checking the President on Health Insurance – WSJ.com

Faster, please.

A new report finds that medical innovation boosts life expectancy, but doesn’t cost more.

Pollster.com: Health Care Plan: Favor / Oppose

Martin Feldstein – A Better Way to Health Reform

The Homeless Advisor

Surgical Scalpel Sniffs Out Tumors While It Cuts | Popular Science

Power Line – Dumb “Reform”

WSJ’s Guide to ObamaCare – WSJ.com

FuturePundit: Alcohol Helps Slow Aging Decline?

Fact-Check: Health Insurer Profits Not So Fat.

Well – The Human Body Is Built for Distance – NYTimes.com

The Doom that Fell Upon Medical Progress in the US

John Shadegg: There is a No-Cost Path to Cheaper Health Care – WSJ.com

Jeffrey S. Flier: Health ‘Reform’ Gets a Failing Grade – WSJ.com

BBC News – Alcohol ‘protects men’s hearts’

Scientists crack ‘entire genetic code’ of cancer.

PointofLaw.com | PointOfLaw Columns: Impermissible Ratemaking in Health-Insurance Reform: Why the Reid Bill is Unconstitutional

Judicial Hellholes

FOXNews.com – Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid of Obama’s Latest Big Brother Plan

“Top Ten Reasons to Kill the Senate Health Care Bill”

BBC News – ‘Lifeless’ prion proteins are ‘capable of evolution’

PJTV – Medically Incorrect – Future Cures: Medical Advances that Could Change Your Life

Common anti-inflammatory drug could help prevent skin cancers, Stanford researcher says.

Morale: Making It Easier To Mend

Global Politician – The Body as a Torture Chamber

Haiti Earthquake Body Disposal – How to Handle the Dead in Haiti – Popular Mechanics

APFT Calculator Online (ArmyStudyGuide.com)

RETRACTS 1998 STUDY LINKING VACCINES AND AUTISM.

Mississippi in US calls on Iran for help with primary health care system « Did You Know

true healthcare reform

ONE | Policy News

Stafford Hospital caused ‘unimaginable suffering’ – Times Online

Support: Where Has All The Paper Gone?

Nine Technologies To Save Money For Our Health Care System | Popular Science

Tips on… Sundowning

American Thinker: The Cuba I Saw

FuturePundit: Psychopathic Brains Driven To Seek Rewards

Observatory – Seeking Safe Ways to Deliver Nitric Oxide in Medical Care – NYTimes.com

Technology Review: A Cheap, Portable Wound-Healing Device

Arizona Kills SCHIP, Puts Medicaid on a Diet – Business – The Atlantic

NHS compare

joint relief – instaflex

Peering Into Our Future?

The Liberty Papers »Blog Archive » ObamaCare’s Immediate Impact

FuturePundit: Growth Factor Boosts Stem Cell Growth

Slashdot Science Story | Child Receives Trachea Grown From Own Stem Cells

Slashdot Science Story | First Anti-Cancer Nanoparticle Trial on Humans a Success

From a Doctor Who Will Not Comply – Daniel Foster – The Corner on National Review Online

FuturePundit: Helicobacter Pylori Infection Gastric Cancer Risk

Grow Your Own…Blood Vessels? – Hit & Run : Reason Magazine

Hot Air » Blog Archive » AP: Say, guess what we just found in ObamaCare!

A Banana A Day Keeps HIV Away? | The Frisky

FuturePundit: Cell Therapy Restores Mouse Brain Plasticity

Paralysed limbs revived by hacking into nerves – tech – 01 April 2010 – New Scientist

h+ Magazine | Covering technological, scientific, and cultural trends that are changing–and will change–human beings in fundamental ways.

military advancements

Scientists make cancer cells vanish – Herald Scotland | News | Health

Welcome to the WorldClinic

Inhaled drug may prevent lung cancer: study | Reuters

American Thinker: Is U.S. Health Care Truly ‘Broken’?

Naked Truth: Why Women Shrug Off Lousy Sex – Yahoo! News

Sexual Fitness

The scientific rules of attraction – Science, News – The Independent

Attrition: A Suitcase Full Of Heart

First Human Liver Grown in Lab

Coral Snake Antivenom – Coral Snake Bite Venom – Popular Mechanics

Confessions of a Price Controller — The American, A Magazine of Ideas

A cure for the common cold may finally be achieved as a result of a remarkable discovery in a Cambridge laboratory – Science, News – The Independent

FuturePundit: Home Colon Cancer DNA Tests Under Development

Discovery in Salamanders Could Lead to Human Limb Regeneration

FuturePundit: Beet Juice Boosts Blood Brain Flow In Older Adults

Gallery: Military’s Freakiest Medical Projects | Danger Room | Wired.com

Human induced pluripotent stem cells generated to further treatments for lung disease

Instapundit » Blog Archive » FROM THE ANNALS OF UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE: “God Help You. You’re on Dialysis.” UPDATE: Dr. K…

FuturePundit: Gene Therapy Immune Tweak Kills Melanoma In Mice

ObamaCare kills discount drug deals to childrens hospitals « Hot Air

FuturePundit: Lenalidomide To Restore Aging Immune Systems?

Cancer cells dupe the body’s immune system – health – 14 December 2010 – New Scientist

FuturePundit: Insulin-Producing Cells Made From Adult Cells

The Fatal Move From The FDA – Forbes.com

Cell-Seeded Sutures to Repair the Heart – Technology Review

NHS “wasting £50m a year on expensive insulin” « Don Surber

Breakthrough in TB Diagnostics – Technology Review

Blood test to spot cancer gets big boost » The Commercial Appeal

Al Fin: Guest Article: 20 Educational Alternative Medicine Blogs

Alcohol and Exercise – NYTimes.com

JustOneMinute: Pump Some Iron And Smarten Up (You Dirty Rat)

Cancer breakthrough: scientists discover harmless bacteria in soil kills cancer tumors

Al Fin: Guest Article: 100 Smart & Surprising Uses for Simple Drug Store Items

Spray-on Skin Is a Reality

She used 4 easy tips to lose weight – CNN.com

Why Society Is Running Out of Vital Medications – Edward Tenner – Life – The Atlantic

GoodShit › <B>Scientists hail the single pill that halves the risk of heart disease</b>

Dangerous Minds | Medical Marijuana Primer with Michael Backes

Artificial Blood Substitute – Synthetic Blood Research – Popular Mechanics

Cellular Salve | The Scientist

US soldier Isaias Hernandez ‘re-grows leg’ after pig bladder hormone injection | Mail Online

GoodShit › AIDS Breakthrough

Can a Solar Power System in a Suitcase Save Mothers’ Lives? – Alexis Madrigal – Technology – The Atlantic

FuturePundit: Replacement Teeth Grown For Mice

Saving Medicare from Itself > Publications > National Affairs

Why Staying Up Late at Night Is an Unhealthy Habit | Security World News

Researchers Announce a Breakthrough on HIV/AIDS Treatment – Technology Review

SimplePickup’s Channel – YouTube

Simple Pickup: Are these the greatest pickup artists of all time? – Coupling: Dating, marriage and other relationships – Salon.com

Daily pill could stop or even reverse multiple sclerosis | Mail Online

Obama Administration to Ban Asthma Inhalers Over Environmental Concerns | The Weekly Standard

Scientists discover virus that kills all types of breast cancer ‘within seven days’ | The Raw Story

Scientists Disarm AIDS Virus’ Attack on Immune System | Health | English

PhRMA president calls Obama policy ‘wrongheaded’ – Washington Times

Why We’re Uncompetitive in [Market-Ticker]

Winning the Cancer War

Bartering For Health Care: Yardwork For Treatment : NPR

Very Small Portion Changes Can Lead to Significant Weight Loss – Beth Fontenot – Life – The Atlantic

FuturePundit: Gold Nanowires For Heart Patch Muscle Cells

Protein ‘switches’ could turn cancer cells into tiny chemotherapy factories | KurzweilAI

Alzheimer’s might be transmissible in similar way as infectious prion diseases, research suggests

Confronting the Cost of Health Care – Megan McArdle – Business – The Atlantic

Giving Prosthetics a Sense of Touch – Technology Review

Body suit may soon enable the paralyzed to walk

Diabetic rats cured with their own stem cells – health – 07 October 2011 – New Scientist

PJ Lifestyle » Things You Take for Granted

Scientists correct sickle cell disease in mice | Reuters

the Foresight Institute » Blog Archive » Destroying cancer cells by incorporating an artificial biological computer

New research links common RNA modification to obesity

Major ALS Breakthrough – Common Cause of All Forms of ALS Discovered | Neuroscience News

measles outbreak due to un-vaccinated

The Doctor’s Remedy: Turmeric for Joint Pain – NYTimes.com

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome Can Steal Youth – NYTimes.com

Research proposes common link between autism, diabetes

Squirts of Insulin May Help Those With Early Alzheimer’s – NYTimes.com

Rationing: States Limiting Hospital Stays for Medicaid Patients | CNSnews.com

A Hearing Aid That Cuts Out All the Clatter – NYTimes.com

Why Men Cheat: The Secret Revealed! [VIDEO] | YourTango

pain relief, not from the VA, but from a friend – Frugal’s Forums

Amazon.com: TENS unit

DailyDirt: Seriously, You Are What You Eat… | Techdirt

Strawberries protect the stomach from alcohol

Blood From A Stone? No. Blood From Rice? Sure | Fox News

What’s Choking U.S. Troops? Feds Have No Idea | Danger Room | Wired.com

The Virtual Nurse Will See You Now – Technology Review

Toyota shows machines to help sick, elderly move

Another Part of Obamacare Increases Premiums

Fluorescent Spray Could Help Surgeons Identify Cancer Quickly – Technology Review

GoodShit › <B>17-year-old wins 100k for creating cancer-killing nanoparticle </b>

Medicine Needs Frugal Innovation – Technology Review

Sleeping With The Enemy: What You Get From Your Pet | Wired Science | Wired.com

GoodShit › <B>Arthritis and botulinum toxin: Something to celebrate</b>

Paul Ryan’s Medicare Compromise – Hit & Run : Reason Magazine

Alarm as Dutch lab creates highly contagious killer flu – Science – News – The Independent

The Human Lake | The Loom | Discover Magazine

Navigating Love and Autism – NYTimes.com

AIDS Prevention Inspires Ways to Simplify Circumcision – NYTimes.com

Plastic Antibodies Shown to Fight Off Antigens in the Body Just Like the Real Thing | Popular Science

Personal Security – Technology Review

Welcome to CrossFit: Forging Elite Fitness

Web search

MJ HEALTH & FITNESS: Best Shape of Your Life in 20 Minutes

XL Athlete – Home

Welcome to OREF:

Blogs4Life

The Drug Industry’s Problem(s) – The Atlantic Business Channel

Edgelings.com » Biotech Company is One of Tech’s Few Bright Spots

Chemical drink breathes life into damaged hearts – health – 09 February 2009 – New Scientist

Next Big Future: University of Texas at Houston, DARPA Developing Fracture Putty to Regenerate Broken Bones

Infantry: Magical Goo Makes It All Better

Gene Expression

So, Do You Really Want to Know? | Popular Science

Researchers Find Safer Way to Produce Stem Cell Alternative

How to Get Bruce Lee Like Strength Without Ever Going to a Gym | Zen Habits

Salt Might Be ‘Nature’s Antidepressant’

Senators slam plan for wounded vets to use private insurance

Edgelings.com » Restoring their Voices

XL Athlete – Browse drill sheets

XL Athlete – Browse drill sheets

The Next Phage | Popular Science

KeithHennessey.com » How many uninsured people need additional help from taxpayers?

Memorial Health Care System Homepage

healthcare disaster

Under Obama Healthcare Scheme, Big Government Rations Care for Sick Patients – US News and World Report

Technology Review: Healing the Heart with Bone-Marrow Cells

Welcome to AJC! | ajc.com

New Psychiatric Diagnoses for a New Millennium | Popular Science

Hit & Run > Really Great Stem Cell Research News – Reason Magazine

Tomato Pill “Beats Heart Disease.”

KeithHennessey.com » Understanding the Kennedy health care bill

Gene therapy technique thwarts cancer by cutting off tumor blood supply.

In Vino Veritas: I’ll Drink to That | Standpoint.Online

fix Medicare first.

with MicroRNA.

Top 10 Medical Breakthroughs for 2008 | 1913 Intel

Dr. Jacques Chaoulli

Obama’s Doctor Knocks ObamaCare – Forbes.com

Prostate Cancer: From Inoperable to Cancer Free.

US Medical Costs Conundrum

What Your Body Is Telling You – WSJ.com

Can You Get Fit in Six Minutes a Week? – Well Blog – NYTimes.com

Even the ‘uninsured’ like their coverage.

Amazon.com: Philips HeartStart Home Defibrillator (AED): Health & Personal Care

YouTube – What if Government Ran Health Care? (Sprint Ad Remix)

6 Wildest Bug Zappers – How to Kill Mosquitoes, Flies and Other Insects With Electricity – Popular Mechanics

The forbidding arithmetic of healthcare reform – The Boston Globe

Michael Kinsley – Rationing Health Care Is Our Choice – washingtonpost.com

stem cells and cancer

Gel Grows Tissue For Receded Gums On Teeth.

Health Reform: Who Are They Trying To Fool?

NEXT-GENERATION MEDICAL TREATMENTS.

Wanted: Honesty on Health Care: The president’s health care lies might be injurious to your health – Reason Magazine

may prevent Alzheimer’s but don’t help once you’ve got it.

“Obama’s health care proposal is, in effect, the repeal of the Medicare program as we know it. The elderly will go from being the group with the most access to free medical care to the one with the least access.”

A “Criminally Insane” Cliff Asness Takes On Health Care Mythology And Pretty Much Everything Else

Uwe Reinhardt on Health Care Rationing | Cato @ Liberty

by stimulating stem cells?

Quest » Electronic Safety Net for the Homeless » Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity @ University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Government Healthcare – Professional Soldiers ®

Patients United Now

Markets, Not Mandates : How medical markets would improve health care and reduce costs – Reason Magazine

Hoover Institution – Hoover Digest – Here’s a Second Opinion

The Health Care Bill

Nancy and the Astroturfers • Looking at the Left

RealClearPolitics – What ‘Right’ to Health Care?

John Mackey: The Whole Foods Alternative to ObamaCare – WSJ.com

The President repeats an important math error | KeithHennessey.com

David B. Rivkin Jr. and Lee A. Casey – Constitutionality of Health Insurance Mandate Questioned

ORNL’s research help for Parkinson’s, other diseases | Frank Munger’s Atomic City Underground | knoxnews.com

Questions about health care reform (version 2.0) (gabryelski.com)

Move Well, Avoid Injury

the deadly sting of “nanobees:”

Jules Crittenden » How To Live Forever Part 2

Fixing Health Care: A Real Solution – The Market Ticker

Scott Harrington: Fact-Checking the President on Health Insurance – WSJ.com

Faster, please.

A new report finds that medical innovation boosts life expectancy, but doesn’t cost more.

Pollster.com: Health Care Plan: Favor / Oppose

Martin Feldstein – A Better Way to Health Reform

The Homeless Advisor

Surgical Scalpel Sniffs Out Tumors While It Cuts | Popular Science

Power Line – Dumb “Reform”

WSJ’s Guide to ObamaCare – WSJ.com

FuturePundit: Alcohol Helps Slow Aging Decline?

Fact-Check: Health Insurer Profits Not So Fat.

Well – The Human Body Is Built for Distance – NYTimes.com

The Doom that Fell Upon Medical Progress in the US

John Shadegg: There is a No-Cost Path to Cheaper Health Care – WSJ.com

Jeffrey S. Flier: Health ‘Reform’ Gets a Failing Grade – WSJ.com

BBC News – Alcohol ‘protects men’s hearts’

Scientists crack ‘entire genetic code’ of cancer.

PointofLaw.com | PointOfLaw Columns: Impermissible Ratemaking in Health-Insurance Reform: Why the Reid Bill is Unconstitutional

Judicial Hellholes

FOXNews.com – Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid of Obama’s Latest Big Brother Plan

“Top Ten Reasons to Kill the Senate Health Care Bill”

BBC News – ‘Lifeless’ prion proteins are ‘capable of evolution’

PJTV – Medically Incorrect – Future Cures: Medical Advances that Could Change Your Life

Common anti-inflammatory drug could help prevent skin cancers, Stanford researcher says.

Morale: Making It Easier To Mend

Global Politician – The Body as a Torture Chamber

Haiti Earthquake Body Disposal – How to Handle the Dead in Haiti – Popular Mechanics

APFT Calculator Online (ArmyStudyGuide.com)

RETRACTS 1998 STUDY LINKING VACCINES AND AUTISM.

Mississippi in US calls on Iran for help with primary health care system « Did You Know

true healthcare reform

ONE | Policy News

Stafford Hospital caused ‘unimaginable suffering’ – Times Online

Support: Where Has All The Paper Gone?

Nine Technologies To Save Money For Our Health Care System | Popular Science

Tips on… Sundowning

American Thinker: The Cuba I Saw

FuturePundit: Psychopathic Brains Driven To Seek Rewards

Observatory – Seeking Safe Ways to Deliver Nitric Oxide in Medical Care – NYTimes.com

Technology Review: A Cheap, Portable Wound-Healing Device

Arizona Kills SCHIP, Puts Medicaid on a Diet – Business – The Atlantic

NHS compare

joint relief – instaflex

Peering Into Our Future?

The Liberty Papers »Blog Archive » ObamaCare’s Immediate Impact

FuturePundit: Growth Factor Boosts Stem Cell Growth

Slashdot Science Story | Child Receives Trachea Grown From Own Stem Cells

Slashdot Science Story | First Anti-Cancer Nanoparticle Trial on Humans a Success

From a Doctor Who Will Not Comply – Daniel Foster – The Corner on National Review Online

FuturePundit: Helicobacter Pylori Infection Gastric Cancer Risk

Grow Your Own…Blood Vessels? – Hit & Run : Reason Magazine

Hot Air » Blog Archive » AP: Say, guess what we just found in ObamaCare!

A Banana A Day Keeps HIV Away? | The Frisky

FuturePundit: Cell Therapy Restores Mouse Brain Plasticity

Paralysed limbs revived by hacking into nerves – tech – 01 April 2010 – New Scientist

h+ Magazine | Covering technological, scientific, and cultural trends that are changing–and will change–human beings in fundamental ways.

military advancements

Scientists make cancer cells vanish – Herald Scotland | News | Health

Welcome to the WorldClinic

Inhaled drug may prevent lung cancer: study | Reuters

Stem cell test is ‘biggest breakthrough in treating heart attacks for a generation’ – Telegraph

FDA Revokes Avastin Approval for Breast Cancer | TheBlaze.com

Hesperian Health Guides | Knowledge for Action – Action for Health

UCLA-Developed Mouthwash A ‘Smart Bomb’ Against Cavities? « CBS Los Angeles

Frontline Medicine: developments – Small Wars Council

Novel ALS drug slows symptom progression, reduces mortality in phase II trial

Darpa: Do Away With Antibiotics, Then Destroy All Pathogens | Danger Room | Wired.com

Invisible Hearing® with Esteem®

Does Marijuana Make You Stupid? | Wired Science | Wired.com

Truths That Women Have About Men

The Ultimate Mouthwash: Has Tooth Decay Finally Met Its Match? – Neil Wagner – Health – The Atlantic

What Consumers Will Lose Thanks to ObamaCare’s Medical Loss Ratio Rule – Hit & Run : Reason Magazine

The Home Front – National Review Online

Mysterious nodding syndrome spreading through Uganda – health – 23 December 2011 – New Scientist

Newsalert: Vitamin C and Aging

Mentally ill flood ER as states cut services – Frugal’s Forums

42 Substances that can Kill [Infographic]

Researchers successfully treat previously lethal doses of radiation

Deep-Brain Stimulation Found to Fix Depression Long-Term: Scientific American

Our Selves, Other Cells – Boing Boing

PJ Lifestyle » Five Keys to Sleeping Well Tonight

Vitamins B, C, D and E and Omega-3 Strengthen Older Brains – NYTimes.com

Cream Treats Skin Cancers in Two Hours

Surgeons Implant Synthetic Trachea in Baltimore Man – NYTimes.com

MIT Engineers Create a Nanoscale Blood-Clotting Coating | TheBlaze.com

Bed bugs: A new debugger | The Economist

Discovery Could Lead to an Exercise Pill – Technology Review

The Case for Treating PTSD in Veterans With Medical Marijuana | GoodShit

Good intentions ease pain, add to pleasure: study

Coffee prevent diabetes: Coffee prevent diabetes new study reveals why – latimes.com

FuturePundit: Slowly Digested Carbohydrates Lower Inflammation Markers

GoodShit › <B>Feel a Chill? Brown Fat’s Busy Slimming You Down</b>

Fried food does not hurt

AHRQ Quality Indicators [TM] Toolkit for Hospitals

Regrowing Your Own Teeth – Fox News Video – Fox News

FDA Approves Vertex Drug for Cystic Fibrosis – WSJ.com

Burn Victim Sam Brown Treated With Virtual-Reality Video Game SnowWorld: Newsmakers: GQ

Honey Heals Chronic Wounds

There’s A New Male Birth Control Option On The Horizon – The Frisky

UK elderly are “wasting too many bedrooms”

Fracture Putty Can Heal a Broken Bone In Days – Slashdot

Armageddon Medicine – How to be your own doctor in 2012 and beyond

Sit All Day? 6 Ways To Stay Active At Your Desk

New Drugs Cost Even More Than You Think – Megan McArdle – National – The Atlantic

The Importance of Roughhousing With Your Kids | The Art of Manliness

Secret of Chinese herbal remedy discovered | GoodShit

Researchers discover what cancer cells need to travel

I’ve Got One Word For You, Benjamin | Better All the Time

Prosthetics that Feel | Better All the Time

Why an MRI costs $1,080 in America and $280 in France – The Washington Post

Exercise for the Disabled, by CentOre – SurvivalBlog.com

One Does Not Simply Walk Into Fluorine Chemistry. In the Pipeline:

Treating schizophrenia | GoodShit

New Alzheimer’s marker strongly predicts mental decline | GoodShit

Your Government Is Killing You (Really) in [Market-Ticker]

50% of UK Nursing Home Patients Abused By Government Health Care | Via Meadia

Soon, anti-anxiety drug ‘could make alcoholics forget their booze craving’ — timesofindia.indiatimes.com — Readability

Al Fin: A New Angle of Attack Against Alzheimer’s Dementia

Tinnitus silenced by retuning brain — www.telegraph.co.uk — Readability

My Secret to Getting Sober – WSJ.com

10 Ways to Visualize How Americans Spend Money on Health Care – Derek Thompson – Business – The Atlantic

From Replacement Parts to Upgrades | Better All the Time

Viruses Are Recruited and Flipped as Cancer Killers – NYTimes.com

LiveLeak.com – New device makes wheelchairs obsolete.

WaterDay.org

Clue to male baldness discovered

Forget your five-a-day: Popcorn has ‘more antioxidants than fruit and vegetables’ | Mail Online

The Benefits of Bilingualism | GoodShit

Jerry Brito – Top ten myths about introverts

Bacteria use chat to play the ‘prisoner’s dilemma’ game in deciding their fate | GoodShit

How do you buy organs on the black market? — io9.com — Readability

Tough Mudder – Probably the Toughest Event on the Planet

Sergeant Godsmack vs. Nazar

Drug Shortages | WhiteCoat’s Call Room

The Health Care Disaster and the Miseries of Blue | Via Meadia

“The Unborn Baby Has Spoken.” – Ricochet.com

Are You Almost Alcoholic? Taking a New Look at an Old Problem – Joseph Nowinski & Robert Doyle – Health – The Atlantic

tacmed tips by Pocket Doc of Dark Angel Medical, LLC

Caring, Romantic American Boys – NYTimes.com

Why You Should Learn to Love Pink Slime – Megan McArdle – Business – The Atlantic

PJ Media » Study: Surgery Not Always Necessary for Appendicitis

Olive Can Cure Malaria? And WHO doesn’t know? » Philosophers stone | Philosophers stone

Dilutions of Grandeur: It’s World Homeopathy Awareness Week « Science-Based Pharmacy

Woman Regains Voice After Not Being Able To Talk For Past 35 Years « CBS Cleveland

Defensive Gun Uses Save the U.S. One Trillion Dollars Per Year | The Truth About Guns

6 People Who Gained Amazing Skills from Brain Injuries | Cracked.com

New treatment for prostate cancer gives ‘perfect results’ for nine in ten men: research – Telegraph

Researchers develop stem cells that attack and destroy HIV — www.rawstory.com — Readability

BBC News – Breast cancer rules rewritten in ‘landmark’ study

Combination of Gilead, Bristol-Myers Hepatitis C Drugs Show Promise – WSJ.com

Water and Sanitation: Decisive Effects in Modern Operations | Small Wars Journal

EXTREME Do-it-Yourself Resilience: A Home Scale Waste Water Treatment Plant

schizophrenia disease

DVIDS – News – Autism speaks: Marine dad listens, helps piece together puzzle

FuturePundit: Oral Bacteria Harm Joints And Blood Vessels

The Journal of Joe The Peacock. Yay.: “That’s Why You Don’t Have Any Friends.”

The State of Health-Care Spending In 3 Terrifying Charts – Brian Fung – Health – The Atlantic

Diabetes Warrior

Stand Up for Fitness – NYTimes.com

Conservatives ♥ Big Government Too – Hit & Run : Reason.com

FuturePundit: More Coronary Artery Calcification With City Living

Welcome to Bonnie Bernstein.com

Grow Your Own Organs | This Could Be Big – Yahoo! News

Woman Jailed For Trying To Fill A Prescription « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

BBC News – Range of brain diseases could be treated by single drug

Veteran’s Disability Compensation; Ready for a Second Opinion?

Why Nurses Need More Authority – John W. Rowe – Health – The Atlantic

Love Your Mama | The Rugged

Inspiratie nodig? (Nick Vujicic) – YouTube

PJ Lifestyle » “New diagnoses in psychiatry can be far more dangerous than new drugs.”

War Medicine Leads to Remarkable Breakthroughs | AFCEA SIGNAL Scape

Amazon.com: Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health (9781609611545): William Davis: Books

A Shot in the Arm for Adult Vaccination | RAND

Home HIV Test about Putting Patients in Charge of Health | Via Meadia

One Shot, One Kill | Carl Prine

 

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Filed under: Heads Up, Technicals, Toolbox, Viewing, , , ,

Pay THEM back for all they have done to you and more – Babylon.

Iraq, I had a truck with you. But instead of grasping message, all of the idiots took the “wronged” path. Wrong path to take.

There is an enterprise of in-equitious nature I address constantly. In so doing, it may sound as an insult. It is not meant to be, I use slang for that.

“Only about 700 A.D., when the rulers of a now-vast Arabian empire felt the need for a unifying political theology, did they cobble together the Islamic religion. The key figure in this enterprise appears to have been the brutal governor of Iraq, Hajjaj ibn Yusuf. No wonder, writes Spencer, that Islam is “such a profoundly political religion” with uniquely prominent martial and imperial qualities. No wonder it conflicts with modern mores.”

There are two different characters in the book that has been cobbled together.

Doctrine is a bitch.

Filed under: Analysis, Heads Up, Viewing

Situational awareness – Robbers #LEO #safety

Three separate conversations that are meant to bring you awareness. If times get rough.. and they will, than this should be quite useful knowledge:

“Chances are good you are a law abiding person except for maybe a little light weed smoking and maybe driving a little drunk every once in a while. Most of your life you have been taught to be nice and don’t point guns at people. You are the exact opposite of your enemy who was taught just the opposite. Remember a lot of street life is like prison life. Who’s the man is everything. Violence is the currency of the street. “

“In Gavin Debecker’s book, The Gift of Fear, he talks about how victims interviewed after being victimized start out saying “I don’t know why, but something felt wrong…” but if you drill down and get them to go into sharp detail, they can eventually name the series of details that led them to that intuition that told them FEAR THIS.”

“It really was benificial to me, to help me understand what I did wrong back when I was assaulted back in 95 by three punko’s! Fortunately I had a ride in an ambulance and a short stay at a hospital. I survived and learned not to be so trusting of strangers … and nice guys don’t always even finish! “

Learning from others is the point here. It may be worth your time to study just a little, small information may be the difference between Life and Death.

Click here to download Managing Unknown Contacts. 

Filed under: Heads Up, LEO

#Russia – The simple circular defense manuver in response to our actions, and what may be expected.

ABC Reports Russian Troops Have Arrived In Syria, Russia Denies

The Russians are adimant about regaining their sphere of influence. Imagine a conversation”

Q: Why are you going to invade Georgia?
A: Why did you invade Kosovo?
.
A: You may keep Israel, but we want Syria. We have a naval base there.

Naturally, as We deploy minesweepers to the Straight Of Hormuz, and the Russians send Marine units to Syria, to their port. They have Three ships. Strangely, they did not seem to care to defend Iran – “If you want to take Iran, take Iran but do not mess with us in Syria”. (That’s codespeak for “we will make sure we make everything you do very difficult for you to do until you pay us off somehow”)

Makes sense as the Russians have just as much to lose with a nuclear Iran as would ourselves.

It appears to me that Russia wants to persue a King Ruble strategy and that means beefing up their petrol empire. With Europe in HOC and the US being too stupid to compete, they may have a fighting chance… except for the rank corruption which is as big as ever in Russia.

With Syria, Russia could have a complete defense and pipeline loop of secure fuel for Europe – and a far stronger Ruble. This makes Tiblisi as a mere speed bump on the way through Turkey and ultimately out of a military port in Syria.

Seeing as the Russians have made numerous past (Military and/or “Aid”) investments in the likes of Syria and Lebanon, make no expectation of the Russians to taint long term goals for which they have been long laying railroad tracks. Were it their choice, they probably would like to have a very large base in Syria. I do not see them having qualms with whomever takes Syria. I am sure the Syrians no matter whom,  are not going to mess with the Russians at the port.

Just sayin.

 

Filed under: Analysis, Heads Up, House of turmolt, Strategy, ,

Contemplate the nature of man and his conduct when given un-regulated powers. #tyranny

It bears without repeating to note that all power at the top level must be separated in to at least 3 co-equal branches. Not one single power should dominate.

Preen into the back of time…

“When asked whether Communists really worked for the abolition of state power, Chinese Dictator Mao Zedong wrote: “Yes, we do, but not right now; we cannot do it yet. Why? Because imperialism still exists, because domestic reaction still exists, because classes still exist in our country. Our present task is to strengthen the people’s state apparatus – mainly the people’s army, the people’s police and the people’s courts – in order to consolidate national defense and protect the people’s interests.” But what does this answer actually amount to? In essence, Mao could never give up power.”

Also, getting to the meat of the matter:

“Having lost its moral anchor, and any sense of community with forebears, the self drifts with the currents of consumer society. “

More….  

Filed under: Corruption, Destruction, Heads Up, Leadership

Latin America is falling away. #latam

Good grief. Can anything on the planet work for the better for once? We are losing Nicaragua again.

That is not the only nation and this slide is consuming South America almost as a whole. You are losing the entire world and not lifting a finger to stop it.

01/04/11 – Honduras security concerns.

Filed under: Analysis, Heads Up

The Eurasian Union. #russia

Vladimir Putin has been consolidating power in his area of influence as of late. It is a large power play using trade as an autonomous lever. The Ruble will be in direct competition with the Euro (which may be weakened or destroyed). It will be interesting to see how many countries jump ship from the sinking Euro being in the reality of collapsing states.

The US has appointed a new Ambassador, Michael McFaul during these developments.

We saw this coming and after talking to Russians, saw their need to gain some prominence back in their region, and without stringent dissuasion from the United States, there is really nothing to stop them. I can see the logic behind it.

Update: Looks like this pissed him off.

From Jamestown: “but it is certain to be deeply corrupt.

Filed under: Analysis, Heads Up, Kings

Now that I thrashed you on the last post, let me tell you what I believe about Americans.

We are Americans. Hold no race, color, or creed, other than trying to make our lives and our Neighbors lives better.

I am fundamentally proud of MY Countrymen as they are able to eventually make the correct decisions. Americans are faithful. They can be thorough if their lives depend on it. We are resourceful and have enough brainpower to last four more centuries. I have seen genius generosity and industriousness and hope to see more in the next few years.

Don’t let it get you down. And do not think for one second that you are alone or stupid. WE are waking up and reading. Self education is half of the war, these are only battles we fight.

This is An American. (NSFW)

The WAR may be won!

After all, I know you are not really into this.

09/05/11 – To BE an American.

Filed under: Battle, Goodness, Heads Up, Leadership

Now is time to pay attention to #yemen #wot #military

I keep getting hits that his (Saleah’s) medical condition was worse than was thought. Now I am told he will return (sic) in two weeks.

Last night, they said he was dead, yesterday, they said he was in a Saudi hospital and a military hospital in Sana. They also said he had burns and some other wreckage. Said they had camera and films. I was not paying much mind tho. I was taking wild eyed glances into Egypt, Greece, Tunisia, K-STAN, and most of all, Armenia and the Azeris. all sorts of stuff.

The man left in charge of the country, Abd Rabu is not known to be a strong player. Radicalized is the opposition. They have control of 3 cities.

Sure looks like the cat 3 rapids are about to start in that country. (Yemen)

Saleh was apparently wounded and is in Saudi Arabia.

Updates

)6/21/11 – Opinio Juris asks DOD or CIA?

09/27/11 – Troops are amassed in the Blue Nile region, this could be political leaders bid to break up the South.

My previous research on Yemen:

More on Yemen – Fred Schwarz – The Tank on National Review Online
http://www.crisisgroup.org/library/documents/middle_east___north_africa/iraq_iran_gulf/86_yemen___defusing_the_saada_time_bomb.pdf
Counter-Terrorism: Trying To Put Yemen Back Together
Fighting in Yemen escalates — latimes.com
This Week at War: The Middle East’s Cold War Heats Up (SWJ Blog)
Counter-Terrorism: Yemen Smolders
Winning: Not Yemen
Yemen: Fear of Contagion / ISN
Asharq Alawsat – Print This page
Winning: Yemen Is Burning
houthi threat to SA
Counter-Terrorism: The Yemeni Border Is Burning
Al Qaeda’s Yemen Connection May Be Dead – CBS News
Reuters AlertNet – YEMEN Concerns mount following beating of journalist
On the Knife’s Edge: Yemen’s Instability and the Threat to American Interests | Center for a New American Security
Modern Yemen Embraces the Tribe – Small Wars Council
Al Qaeda’s clear message
Middle East Views | Al Qaeda’s “Promised Land”
Disturbing in Yemen!
شبكة خليج عدن
Armies of Liberation
Combating Al Qaeda Means Protecting Islam
Murphy’s Law: Why Yemen Loves Saddam Hussein
Yemen: Unnatural Acts
The Jawa Report: Al Shabab to Support al Qaeda in Yemen
U.S. says Yemen group one of many al Qaeda branches | Reuters
Yemen: An Illusion To Die For
Somalia’s Al Shabaab to Ally With Al Qaeda
Asharq Alawsat – Print This page
Yemen: Terrorized Terrorists Run For Cover
US naval base
Yemen: The Other, Bigger, War
US backs CIA control of elite forces in Yemen: report
CIA and fight club
US involvement in Yemen edging toward ‘clandestine war’ – CSMonitor.com
Yemen: The Looming Apocalypse
05/31/12 – PBS did excellent in this special covering Al Qeada in Yemen. 

Filed under: Heads Up, House of turmolt, Update

Straight talk on #Israel. It is a Legitimate State. It shall defend itself as one.

Tell “J-street” to stuff it.

Filed under: Analysis, Battle, Heads Up

Physical security (or lack thereof) in #pakistan #wot #nukes

Shortly after the capture of OBL, there was a Raid on one of the primary military bases in Pakistan. It was a long fight (over 20 hours) to secure the base and Pakistan lost an aircraft during this RAID. One we recently gave to Pakistan.

This brings to mind the lack of physical security in the core of the countries most prized defense services. So, Rahman ask’s the question we all need to be asking. How secure are Pakistans nukes?

06/16/11  And an answer kind-of.

06/17/11 and the pendulum swings the other way.

06/28/11 – From the Telegraph.

06/29/11 – FAS Report

Filed under: Analysis, Battle, Heads Up, Update

Mankind is taking on GOD with BULL, and is about to get HORNS.

The Law of Man has no honesty, clarity, and serves no purpose for Life. Straighten the path, and walk true because as a wise Prophet has said “You ain’t seen nothing yet”.

This past year has been a cakewalk compared to what may come.

Filed under: Fail, Heads Up, LAW, systems

The true cost of battle. #DOD, #ARMY, #deployed #SECDEF #POTUS #USASOC #TCOT #combat #Veterans #Marines #Congress #VA #veterans

The expense of taking care of these Soldiers once returned home is dearly worth it. Deployments take a massive toll on the body. It’s rough work. You are lucky to end your career with knees that will carry you. Most often you end up with a bad back, screwed up shoulders, broken ribs, head trauma, all kinds of ailments. Not to add being shot, burned up, or blown up – we hate that when that happens. When they return, it’s going to be painful, expensive, and heart-wrenching.

A Brave General stood up for something I used to mock myself. In times of war, PTSD was thought of as an excuse for not going back down range. Most were kids trying to get out of something. The guys who really have it, hide it well. It consumes a person wholly. Never reversible, but teachable of what is real and hat is not real at this moment. My take is all of life is very tough in most of the world and it is normal there. It’s just not as tough as seeing your friends be lost one by one and day after day and the guilt is piled so high you just want them to take you next.

It is not in battle where it hits you, you get angry and fight. It hits you later – and hard. Hell on earth is during the 21 gun Salute. If you have never seen a properly folded flag passed to a Widow while her kids wept, you do not know the anger and pain it causes. Moreover the helpless feeling and the recounting of events to try to make it not happen – yet it’s too late and you know it but you fixate on it every night when your eyes shut. Being strong with your men when a blood stained uniform is in your sea hut is very hard to do. It is not a matter to be dismissive about.

Some Soldiers would rather die than lose their Legs and/or balls.  Some may want the limbs they have that are not ever going to work again, and some rather amputate them. The lucky few get to make that determination. Some rather die if they are to be without. It is agonizing as you may imagine.

For I have been fortunate and blessed, these brave men have been giving themselves selflessly in defense for a Nation that may not even deserve it. For the Constitution is what we all have sworn Oath, and it is that which is desecrated in this “Nations” Capitol. This is a very serious matter to me, as it has become for these very true and fine warriors. They take it on the chin most the time as most fighters do, and for that I believe them in mettle on the ground. I also hold their missions dear. I wanted to open this with a personal note and move to operations.

My concern is as always:

 “Our God and Souldiers we alike adore,
Ev’n at the Brink of danger; not before:
After deliverance, both alike required;
Our God’s forgotten, and our Souldiers slighted.”

Needless to say, I have seen it before. During the 1990’s, I watched good men get chased out due to budget cuts. I saw our military equipment degrade due to lack of maintainence, and lack of training due to lack of funds. The Officer grade ranks were purged for more political purpose. It hollowed our force which is why the wars kicked off so difficult.

Of course, office upgrades went ahead and everyone had to get new desks. It was mis-appropriation of funds. Just because there is defense spending does not mean it is actually assisting us in our defense, though I agree it is rather steep.

Then there is the massive arm of the DOD bureaucracy with miles and miles of buildings full of Federal Employees pushing papers around. Thats an expensive part of our defense spending. Is all of that really necessary? I spent much time typing up and pushing papers to satisfy some arrogant and self important government goon that thought that since they had a little bit of power, they had to use it’s influence over my unit.

It hampered our deployments and I noticed bit by bit and year after year, they were passing their work down to the line units to do and thats unacceptable. What do I need that fat ass for if I have to do all of the paperwork myself? The idea was to remove pressure from the line units, not apply more pressure to them.

And finally, the mis-understood contractors without whom work would be far too hectic with the optempo during deployments. Without Halliburton, my life would have been a living hell. I would have had to spend more time on amenities and less of arming the gang with tactical gear, ammo, and equipment – and that is dangerous. People die if you make mistakes in this business.

It is no joke when the NVG has no batteries because you have no AMO qualified guys to palletize all of the “HAZMAT”. We never missed movement, but I will tell you, withought big phone calls from big people, the mission would have been disastrous. “Here, throw your BDU’s on the tarmac and carry this ammo and this SINCGARS because we lost our AMO flight lic” – yeah right. Again I was lucky to never hear that – yet, thats the only equipment you ever want if you want to stay alive. Battle rattle trumps comfort – always.

It happens a-lot. Soldiers slide down mountain sides in battle uniform and have their ass showing for weeks because there is not enough air power to load the requisitions onto the chopper that is there just to bring ammo and Mister-E’s. Without air logistics, its all lost. Without fuel , there is no air power. but I digress, this is a separate conversation.

I will say this, I rather have eye to eye conversations with people on the ground right now than sitting my ass in a box. There is no more and no less of a place than I want to be than on the ground in these wars. There is no substitute for fighting with the best Soldiers on the planet. And there is is no comfort at “home”, and there is no peace of mind in either. I have been gnashing teeth for quite some while and feel like a pogue. I wish I was there to defend some young kid whom may be ruined in these operations. My mortality means little to me in comparison to a 22 year old PFC with three children. There just is no solice.  No rest. Want to be there, want to be anywhere but there, Just want release.  Anyhoo…

Last week, the President called for a “discussion” of roles in the military. I agree with that yet every time we have this, we get more buildings full of bureaucrats, GSA purchases, Congressional payoffs for equipment we did not need, and of course more office furniture. I rather have a discussion on THEIR role in the Military.

The force was supposed to become a spear under rummy with joint capabilities and high mobility as we no longer have a need for the line armies of the past. Yet the wars somewhat interrupted the process.

What I want to impart to the dear reader is if we handle this properly, we could have our cake and eat it too. It was not difficult for me to take a red pen to a Battalion budget and get a Warrant or a CSM to back me and it should not be a be such a difficult task for the clown show in DC either. Just make sure the line units have priority – and do not forget those that gave so much to protect those clowns.

Also keep in mind that the priorities in DC have rarely aligned with the realities the ground pounders face when their boots are in some backward assed bananna republic. Of course, when our Soldiers return, they may find themselves in one again. It shall be good to have them home.

P.S. For any politician that used Soldiers as political play, if you see me coming, you had better run.

CALLSIG is closedanger –

newc

06/01 – Gates Verdict on the budget

06/02 – Rand comes out with a new report on command.

06/09 – Defense industry influence.

06/10 – Destroyer class decisions.

06-12 – SOCOM: Money will not fix this problem.

07/04/11 – Taking care of your own (.PDF)

07/07/11 – PTSD – Mental Strength Training.

07/19/11 – Vetville – Marines tough it out.

07/21/11 – OPFOR rants about Budget wars.

07/27/11 – Some ideas being pitched over Military pay and bennifits.

09/19/11 – Team Red White and Blue presented by the MOAA.

09/20/11 – Schlep talks about Bureaucrats.

09/22/11 – PTSD – Courtesy Rantburg.

09/30/11 – The Munson Doctrine

Filed under: Battle, Heads Up, systems, Update

Heads up on #LATAM

The briefing that helped push me on this post originated from General Douglas Fraser whom is in command of SOUTHCOM. His briefing at the Pentagon was enlightening. I have studiously watched Central America having grown up during the fight against proxies there in the 1980’s and earlier, but after 9/11, the region was somewhat swept under the rug.

Does anyone remember FMLM, Honduras, El-Salvador, and the Sandinistas?. I wanted to bring up some older venacular for those whom may remember all the turmolt we put up with in the region for over 60 years. Well, it looks like that little 10 year “break” is over. –

“In a briefing at the Pentagon, Commander General Douglas Fraser of the U.S. Southern Command (Southcom) stated that the ‘Northern Triangle,’ made up of Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador, has likely become the deadliest region on earth outside of active war zones.”

I definately agree. What is essentially happening here in LATM is Middle Eastern
actors are doing through proxy what they eventually accomplished in Lebanon. Hezbollah is Irans proxy for more than just Lebanon, Hezbollah has reach in this world. A good primer is from AFJ where shown is the groups prolific value to any organization due to the drug and arms trade.

Most disturbing is the expanding ties between FARC and Hezbollah – Though seemingly dated, slow operations are not necessarily un-solid. Warning signs were appearing prior to 9/11 but grew out of focus with our ensuing war on terror. Bombs have been wired in very particular fashion and are now going off regularly on the US / Mexican border region. There is also internal proof that Hezbollah is on the border.

The Canal that Iran, Nicaragua, and Venezuela are planning to build – China may be
funding it. China sure shows continued interest in the Panama Canal. There is also Nicaragua’s delimma- another power vacuum.

FARC has expanded to Mexico which means we have come full circle – it means Hezbollah is in Mexico. It also means Iran is in Mexico, as well as Al-Qeada, MS-13, and the cartels which goes without mentioning. (PDF) You should remember all this stuff from years past; Gang initiations, Spanish speaking Jihadi’s, Al-Jazeera on the US / Mexican border.

Al Quds force have also recently moved into Venezuela and other assorted nasties knocking on our back door: Includes the ETA whom are also related to IRCG.

Druggies bringing in the hezzies, Russians are bringing the arms, China is bringing cash, brute strength of naval force and a canal. We also have a major proxy funded and aided by middle eastern thugs in order to turn South and Central America into a Moslem nation able to wage war upon the US. Unstable neighbors right across the back yard fence are having party with all of our enemies and we cannot seem to hear the music.

It is not only what I see here on the ground, it is a feeling that too many bad actors are creating the perfect horror story for the USA.

Secure the border.

Update – 4/14 Vibed threats and cartels moving south to weaker states.

4/18 Insight Map.

4/21 – Unconnected but concise posting on failed states.

5/5 – Hezbollah on the border.

5/9 – Training camps in Venezuela.

5/10 – Small Wars picks up thread. Time to make a separate thread for this? Also, a refresher from Jamestown – dated but relevant.

05/15 – FARC placed Chavez, not the other way around.

05/18 –  Ecuador is becoming the nexus of drug corruption.

05/24 – Societal Warfare South of the Border? 

06/01 Gangs taking over

06/07 – Iran and Venezuela – cut ties with the US.

06/13 – Evil cruelty in the gangs.

07/06/11 – Arizona Police say Hezbollah is in Mexico.

07/08/11 – Iran Paranoia Expands to Latin America

07/09/11 – House Hearings on Hezbollah and their influence south.

07/21/11 – Weapons and drug smuggling – from Columbia to Honduras, Guatemala wants a LATAM solution and a map of routes.

07/25/11 – Iran is getting really involved with Peru. And Argentina.

09/10/11 – “Something is up

10/12/11 – Made up or related? Plot on the Saudi Ambassador. Also, the Zetas connection?

10/14/11 – Lawmakers suggest treating drug cartels as terrorist organizations.

10/17/11 – Hondurus: The hub has problems.

12/10/11 – Univision confirms Iran is operating in LATAM. Venezuela

12/14/11 – Zetas and Hezbollah.

12/16/11 – Iran on our border.

12/28/11 – General McCaffrey on Mexico from Yon.

01/01/11 – The U.S. is overlooking Iran’s moves in South America.

10/03/11 – Iran expands influence in LATAM.

01/10/12 – Of course, Hezbollah is already in the US. We knew that. A list of other coodies.

01/24/12 – The Venezuelan Missile Crisis

01/26/12 – Panama could become next narco battleground: http://articles.latimes.com/2009/may/24/world/fg-panama-drugs24

01/31/12 – This must be reversed: http://www.aei.org/article/foreign-and-defense-policy/regional/latin-america/irans-gambit-in-latin-america/

02/12/12 – Photos at the border.

05/04/12 – May as well update this.

05/11/12 – Holy CRAP. Crystal Meth.

08/14/12 – Iran’s ties to Latin America and the gangs.

08/30/12 – They’re here.

09/06/12 – And they are in Nicaragua 

09/10/12 – State Department sez “dey not dere” But dey ARE dere.  Yes, Dey Are.\

09/19/12 – The recent arrest of Lebboun in Mexico has uncovered a much more extensive and complex plot than the previously known story of a low-level financier of Islamist terrorism.

09/21/12 –Hezbollah in Latin America: Terrorism and Organized Crime

12/26/12 – The IRGC’s push into Peru  Also: New Concerns For President Peña Nieto: Hezbollah’s Rising Profile In Mexico – Analysis

TSG IntelBrief: Iran’s Strategic Maneuvering in Latin America and the Caribbean

01/02/12 – Latin America as an Arena for Iran and Hezbollah’s Terrorist, Subversive and Criminal

Activities (.PDF) Also UNITED STATES SENATE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING ON “IRAN’S INFLUENCE AND ACTIVITY IN LATIN AMERICA” (.PDF)

And they will be running prisons. Already prevalent- Hezbollah joining Mexican Cartels.

01/14/13 – Ecuador to Maintain Good Ties with Iran Regardless of U.S. Objections

01/17/13 – Uruguay Connection.

05/20/13 – South of the Border, A Threat From Hezbollah (PDF)

05/30/13 – Argentinian prosecutor alleges extensive Iranian terror activity in South America |  http://ow.ly/ly8VY

06/06/13 –  Iranian Terror Cells Infest South America

08/15/13 Iran Sending Latin American Students to Indoctrination Camps as Part of Regional Penetration Campaign 

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