Blog Heap of Links for the day 12 October 2012

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Tin soldiers and Clinton coming
Security cut by Obama
This Fall I hear the drumming
Four dead in Libya

Gotta get down to it
Al-qaeda cutting us down
Should have been done long ago
What if you knew him
And found him dead on the ground
And it all blamed on a video?

Tin soldiers and Clinton coming
Security cut by Obama
This Fall I hear the drumming
Four dead in Libya
Four dead in Libya
Four dead in Libya
Four dead in Libya

9:39pm CDT Fri 2012 Oct 12 :MW

CNN confirms RPG fragments found at unsecured US Consulate in Benghazi Libya originated from US supplied stock piles to local militias.

8:39pm CDT Fri 2012 Oct 12 :MW

Jane says when she would communicate with her husband in Afghanistan before he was killed on Sept. 9, 2011, she would ask him if there was anything he wanted or needed.

“One of the last things he ever said to me was, ‘I want a new president.’”

“Now that he is gone, it is especially important to me,” she added.

12:13pm CDT Fri 2012 Oct 12 :MW

"We would have told the American people what we knew and, you know, in terms of the politicization of this — we're here at a debate, and I hope we get to talk about the debate — but the entire reason that this has become the, you know, political topic it is, is because of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. It's a big part of their stump speech and it's reckless and irresponsible," Cutter said during her interview with CNN.

11:57am CDT Fri 2012 Oct 12 :MW
Obama's Ring

…according to Arabic-language and Islamic experts, the ring Obama has been wearing for more than 30 years is adorned with the first part of the Islamic declaration of faith, the Shahada: “There is no god except Allah.” … Photographs published last week by the New Yorker from Obama’s time at Occidental College, taken by fellows students, indicate that the ring Obama wore three decades ago is the one he is wearing in the White House.

11:22am CDT Fri 2012 Oct 12 :MW

Modern Medicine can be Dangerous

…couple claimed, Dr. Susan Moore told them their baby boy would have to be delivered by Caesarian … delivering doctor … refused to perform a C-section … the boy's head breached, but the rest of his body got stuck in the birth canal … In an attempt to pull the boy loose, [delivering doctor] applied traction to his head and "separated (the boy's) head from his cervical spine" … Blood "shot out" from the newborn's neck in full view of his parents … then "pushed" the boy's head and body back into the birth canal and scrambled to perform a C-section, slicing into Betts before anesthesia kicked in … "surgically and completely removed" the boy's head from his body … then tried to cover up the boy's wounds before handing him over to his parents — though the complaint doesn't say how he did this.

12:21pm CDT Fri 2012 Oct 12 :MW

Socialized Medicine can be deadly

• as well as 43 people who starved to death, 287 people were recorded by doctors as being malnourished when they died in hospitals;
• there were 558 cases where doctors recorded that a patient had died in a state of severe dehydration in hospitals;
• 78 hospital and 39 care home patients were killed by bedsores, while a further 650 people who died had their presence noted on their death certificates;
• 21,696 were recorded as suffering from septicemia when they died, a condition which experts say is most often associated with infected wounds.
The records, from the Office for National Statistics, follow a series of scandals of care of the elderly, with doctors forced to prescribe patients with drinking water or put them on drips to make sure they do not become severely dehydrated .

11:34am CDT Fri 2012 Oct 12 :MW

Being Human

Marines shield

His mom was standing at the finish line, wondering what happened. 'It was only a mile, I knew he was tired, I was like, 'Where is he, where is he, where is he,' his mother, Kim Baltz, told CNN iReport. 'All of a sudden the announcer just said, 'Ladies and gentlemen, I want you to turn around and look at what's happening on the course' ... Everybody was crying. It was just very touching that the Marines were there. They picked him up and everybody was cheering and just giving them support and Ben support.'

Ben's mom said he was a little discouraged he wasn't able to finish on his own, and a bit embarrassed that he had to be carried, but his parents told him that he was an inspiration to a lot of people that day. 'We want to give him the message that he can do anything, and he has an inspirational story, and he just needs to be thankful that he is able to do it because there are a lot of kids out there that are still fighting cancer. We just want him to get out there and participate in life.'

11:29am CDT Fri 2012 Oct 12 :MW

US Election 2012

By the way as a Dentist I apologize for the shitty bright white laminates or crowns that dick biden has. Some Dentist really took him for a ride. Like freaken headlights. Ya know how many patients I talk out of getting a grill like that

10:29pm CDT Fri 2012 Oct 12 :MW

101 Erevis over on crunched the numbers:

In the VP debate, Biden interrupted Ryan 82 times. The moderator
interrupted Ryan 34 times, for a total of 116 times in a 90 minute

Now, let's break that down further:
Biden spoke for 41:50 minutes. Ryan spoke for 40.05 minutes.

This means that Ryan was interrupted by either Biden or the moderator EVERY 20.73 SECONDS.

Try making ANY POINT under such assault.

9:15pm CDT Fri 2012 Oct 12 :MW

Vice-President Joe Biden harangued Rep. Paul Ryan for “putting two wars on a credit card” by voting to authorize the use of force against Afghanistan and Iraq. … [Biden] in fact voted FOR BOTH WARS! … yea vote on S. J. Res. 23 (107th Congress), which was a “joint resolution to authorize the use of United States Armed Forces against those responsible for the recent attacks launched against the United States.” Biden also voted yea on H. J. Res. 114 (107th Congress), which was a “joint resolution to authorize the use of United States Armed Forces against Iraq.”

11:48am CDT Fri 2012 Oct 12 :MW