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|217 BC||Carthaginian forces led by Hannibal destroy a Roman army under consul Gaius Flaminicy in a battle at Lake Trasimenus in central Italy.|
|1314||The Scots, under Robert the Bruce, defeat Edward II's army at Bannockburn.|
|1377||Richard II, who is still a child, succeeds his grandfather, Edward III.|
|1667||The Peace of Breda ends the Second Anglo-Dutch War as the Dutch cede New Amsterdam to the English.|
|1675||Christopher Wren begins work on rebuilding St. Paul's Cathedral in London after the Great Fire.|
|1791||The French royal family is arrested in Varennes.|
|1834||C. H. McCormick patents the first practical reaper.|
|1862||Union and Confederate forces skirmish at the Chickahominy Creek.|
|1863||In the second day of fighting, Confederate troops fails to dislodge a Union force at the Battle of LaFourche Crossing.|
|1887||Britain celebrates the golden jubilee of Queen Victoria.|
|1900||General Arthur MacArthur offers amnesty to Filipinos rebelling against American rule.|
|1908||Mulai Hafid again proclaims himself the true sultan of Morocco.|
|1911||Porforio Diaz, the ex-president of Mexico, exiles himself to Paris.|
|1915||Germany uses poison gas for the first time in warfare in the Argonne Forest.|
|1919||Germans scuttle their own fleet at Scapa Flow, Scotland.|
|1939||Baseball legend Lou Gehrig is forced to quit baseball because of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis–a disease which wastes muscles.|
|1942||German General Erwin Rommel captures the port city of Tobruk in North Africa.|
|1945||Japanese forces on Okinawa surrender to American troops.|
|1948||Dr. Peter Goldmark demonstrates his "long-playing" record.|
|1958||A federal judge allows Little Rock, Arkansas to delay school integration.|
|1963||France announces it will withdraw from the NATO fleet in the North Atlantic.|
|1964||Three civil rights workers disappear in Meridian, Mississippi.|
|1982||John Hinkley Jr. is found not guilty by reason of insanity for attempting to assassinate President Ronald Reagan.|
|1995||The U.S. Senate votes against the nomination of Dr. Henry W. Foster for Surgeon General.|
The AMA's decision essentially makes diagnosis and treatment of obesity a physician's professional obligation. As such, it should encourage primary care physicians to get over their discomfort about raising weight concerns with obese patients. Studies have found that more than half of obese patients have never been told by a medical professional they need to lose weight — a result not only of some doctors' reluctance to offend but of their unwillingness to open a lengthy consultation for which they might not be reimbursed.The decision, which was voted for by the members of the AMA, was controversial - it overrode AMA's own committee who recommended against reclassifying obesity as a disease (it noted that many people with high BMI are actually quite healthy).
Past AMA documents have referred to obesity as an "urgent chronic condition," a "major health concern" and a "complex disorder." The vote now lifts obesity above the status of a health condition, disorder or marker for heightened risk of disease — as high cholesterol is for heart disease, for instance.
"As things stand now, primary care physicians tend to look at obesity as a behavior problem," said Dr. Rexford Ahima of University of Pennsylvania's Institute for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. "This will force primary care physicians to address it, even if we don't have a cure for it."
That's the key question: How much of what the United States is currently doing is an act of war by international definitions? Already we're accusing China of penetrating our systems in order to map "military capabilities that could be exploited during a crisis." What PPD-20 and Snowden describe is much worse, and certainly China, and other countries, are doing the same.
All of this mapping of vulnerabilities and keeping them secret for offensive use makes the Internet less secure, and these pre-targeted, ready-to-unleash cyberweapons are destabalizing forces on international relationships. Rooting around other countries' networks, analyzing vulnerabilities, creating back doors, and leaving logic bombs could easily be construed as an act of war. And all it takes is one over-achieving national leader for this all to tumble into actual war.
It's time to stop the madness. Yes, our military needs to invest in cyberwar capabilities, but we also need international rules of cyberwar, more transparency from our own government on what we are and are not doing, international cooperation between governments and viable cyberweapons treaties. Yes, these are difficult. Yes, it's a long slow process. Yes, there won't be international consensus, certainly not in the beginning. But even with all of those problems, it's a better path to go down than the one we're on now.
We can start by taking most of the money we're investing in offensive cyberwar capabilities and spend them on national cyberspace resilience.
[A]mong the Washington press corps, though, there is mostly silence about the connection between the private industry and the public policy. Indeed, few in D.C. are willing to say that the policy debate may be, in part, driven by the private industry and almost nobody dares mention that politicians’ attacks on surveillance critics may actually have nothing to do with principle, and everything to do with going to bat for their campaign donors...
Simply put, there are huge corporate forces with a vested financial interest in making sure the debate over security is tilted toward the surveillance state and against critics of that surveillance state. In practice, that means when those corporations spend big money on campaign contributions, they aren’t just buying votes for specific private contracts. They are also implicitly pressuring politicians to rhetorically push the discourse in a pro-surveillance, anti-civil liberties direction — that is, in a direction that preserves the larger political assumptions on which the profits of the entire surveillance-industrial complex are based.
The success of that pressure is exemplified by the title of today’s congressional hearing with the head of the NSA, Gen. Keith Alexander. The hearing doesn’t ask why Alexander lied to Congress or whether the NSA has engaged in illegal acts. No, a Congress bankrolled by firms like Booz Allen predictably calls the hearing “How Disclosed NSA Programs Protect Americans and Why Disclosure Aids Our Adversaries,” the two preconceived assumptions being that 1) the NSA’s surveillance programs, which generate huge profits for companies like Booz, are beneficial to Americans’ security and 2) critics of those programs hurt the country.
CNN: How does the repugican cabal attract young voters after President Obama won almost two-thirds of voters under the age of 30?
Moore: It’s a multi-step process. We are certainly well aware that Barack Obama won five million more votes among people under 30 than Mitt Romney. Of course, Governor Romney won the over-30 vote by two million people.
I think it begins with our message, which is we have to have a positive message that attracts voters. We’ve got to tell voters why they have to be with us instead of against the other guys. The line is that we’ve got to hire Chick-fil-A as our marketing team.
CNN: What do you mean by that?
Moore: We always joke here that the repugican cabal needs Chick-fil-A to do its marketing because we have got to have an inviting message that tells people why they ought to vote for their product instead of against the other guy’s product. Chick-fil-A doesn’t send out fliers that say “McDonald’s stinks.” They send out a picture of a great-looking chicken sandwich and we eat it.
Chick-fil-A is “very much supportive of the family,” according to Dan Cathy, president of the popular fast food chain. That is, “the biblical definition of the family unit,” he said.Yeah, a real messaging genius, that one. ”Join the repugican cabal: The cabal that doesn’t include Adam and Steve, their sister, their inter-racial child, or their Mexican cousin.”
And that doesn’t include Adam and Steve, suggests Cathy, whose father S. Truett Cathy founded the Atlanta-based company.
In a new interview with Baptist Press, Cathy puts on the record what critics say his company’s actions have indicated for years. “Well, guilty as charged,” he said in the interview when asked about Chick-fil-A’s backing of families led by a man and a woman.
These laws are flying through. The attention has really been at the state level around abortion issues. Now what you also see at the federal level is very disturbing, and it shows that abortion opponents are very emboldened.These bills openly defy the Supreme Court’s holding in Roe v. Wade that states cannot unduly restrict a woman’s health care choices before the point of fetal viability, for which data show the 50% survival rate is 24 weeks. Most women don’t know they’re pregnant until they’re several weeks along, and the hormones that home pregnancy tests detect peak at 7-10 weeks after implantation.
Rodney Davis will win and the love child of the D.N.C. will be back in Shitcago by May of 2014 working for some law firm that needs to meet their quota for minority hires.In case you couldn’t tell, Allen is a supporter of the white incumbent Rep. Rodney Davis.
The truth is Nancy Pelosi and the DEMOCRAT party want this seat. So they called RINO Timmy Johnson to be their pack mule and get little queen to run.
Ann Callis gets a free ride through a primary and Rodney Davis has a battle.
The little queen touts her abstinence and she won the crown because she got bullied in school,,,boohoo..kids are cruel, life sucks and you move on..Now, miss queen is being used like a street walker and her pimps are the DEMOCRAT PARTY and RINO REPUGICANS…These pimps want something they can’t get,,, the seat held by a conservative REPUGICAN Rodney Davis and Nancy Pelosi can’t stand it..
Little Queenie and Nancy Pelosi have so much in common but the one thing that stands out the most.. both are FORMER QUEENS, their crowns are tarnished and time has run out on the both of them..
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Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana were accused of having transferred control of their brands to a shell company in Luxembourg in 2004 and 2005 to avoid paying Italian taxes.Well, perhaps they'll come up with a new and chic line of prisonwear: More
Prosecutors had argued that setting up the Luxembourg company Gado -- an acronym of the surnames of the two designers -- while the company was operating out of Italy was a bid to defraud the state.
In her closing speech, prosecutor Laura Pedio said there was "rock-solid proof" that the duo had committed "sophisticated tax fraud".
The risk is growing said the HSE, with 12 explosions in 2010, rising to 29 last year, following a slight drop to 8 blasts in 2011. Worryingly, in less than six months of this year there have already been 12 blasts.
In May 2012, three women were injured when a cable pit blew up on Edgware Road and back in August 2011, 76 year old Colin Wingate was confined to a wheelchair for three months following a pavement blow out in north-west London.
33. When asking questions about persons who are not known to you, in a drawing-room, avoid using adjectives; or you may inquire of a mother, “Who is that awkward, ugly girl?” and be answered, “Sir, that is my daughter.”