First Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Cases Detected in North America
The fears of major health organizations have come true: Gonorrhea
that is immune to the last remaining effective oral antibiotic has been
detected in at least nine North American patients, meaning the era of
"incurable" gonorrhea could be close.
In a study released Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical
Association, a group of scientists led by Vanessa Allen of Public Health
Ontario, found that 6.7 percent of patients with gonorrhea at a Toronto
clinic still had the disease after a round of cephalosporins, the last
effective oral antibiotic used to treat the disease. Of 133 patients who
returned for a "test of cure" visit, nine remained gonorrhea-positive.
This is the first time cephalosporin-resistant gonorrhea has been found
in humans in North America. (continue at USNews)
The article/study notes "clinicians now face the emergence of cephalosporin-resistant
[gonorrhea] without well-studied, effective backup treatment options." ... nine patients in Canada were cured with the injectable antibiotic known
as ceftriaxone, Allen warns that there's been "a parallel increase" in
resistance to that antibiotic.
A South Florida
money-laundering network secretly transferred more than $30 million in
illegal Medicare profits through a remittance firm with shell companies
in not only Canada and Trinidad, but also in Mexico, according to court
records filed Monday.
Evidence of the widening network into Mexico surfaced in
the federal plea agreement of a one-time Miami medical equipment
provider who pleaded guilty Friday to his role in the money-laudering
Kirian Vega, 35, who owned Ozain Pharmacy in another
person’s name, billed more than $600,000 in false claims to the
taxpayer-funded Medicare program and received about $400,000.
According to the plea agreement, Vega admitted he used a Florida
check-cashing store to launder $124,000 of the tainted proceeds in 2009
through the shell companies of the offshore remittance company,
Court documents show that money was wired to
Turismo dos Polos in Mexico, which transferred a portion — $45,000 — to
another shell company, Communications Sophie, in Trinidad. That money
was then sent to an unidentified travel agency in Cuba, records show.
month, Caribbean Transfers was accused in an indictment of financing
the complex money-laundering ring that moved millions in stolen Medicare
money, mostly from South Florida, through shell companies in Canada and
Trinidad and finally into Cuba’s banking system. (continue reading at McClatchy)
Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/11/06/173754/feds-florida-money-laundering.html#storylink=cpy
(AP) — Police in Quebec were following the scent of something sweet — millions of dollars' worth of maple syrup missing from a large warehouse stocking over $30 million worth of the amber nectar.
theft puts a cavity-sized dent in Quebec's syrup stock, considered to
be a global strategic reserve of the sweet stuff that is often used to
replenish markets during disappointing seasons. Quebec produces up to 80
percent of the world's maple syrup.
Quebec Provincial Sgt. Claude Denis
said Friday it was too soon to determine the exact quantity or value of
the maple syrup stolen from the St. Louis-De-Blandford facility where
over 10 million pounds (4.54 million kilograms) is stored. (continue reading at AP)
Ezra Levant talks to a Canadian citizen named Allan Eintoss, who was
accosted, handcuffed, and threatened with arrest on Saturday for walking
his licensed, leashed, well-behaved dog in a public park in Toronto.
reason? The occasion was the annual anti-Israel Al Quds Day rally, and a
group of culture enrichers took exception to having an unclean animal
come so close to their women.
Carleton University teams up with Iranian embassy to honour Ayatollah Khomeini
The conference, “The Contemporary Awakening and Imam Khomeini’s Thoughts,” was held to commemorate the 23 anniversary of the death of the Islamic Republic’s founding dictator, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. It was presented by the Cultural Centre of the Islamic Republic of Iran, which is run out of Iran’s embassy on Metcalfe Street, and the Iranian Cultural Association of Carleton University. Iranian students at Carleton in the past have contacted me to complain about attempts by the Iranian embassy to influence their student group at the university.
The conference featured a talk by Moulana Sayyid Muhhamad Rizvi, the “Guidance Alim” of a Toronto Islamic school whose teaching materials — some of which which were written in Iran or by a foundation believed by the FBI to be controlled by the Iranian government — refer to “crafty” and “treacherous” Jews.
Rizvi told the conference that Khomeini “proved that Islam is not just a religion of prayers and personal laws that only deals with matters of divorce and inheritance, rather it is a complete code of life that can govern all aspects of society — spiritual, material, as well as personal, social, economic and political aspects.” (continue reading at Macleans, hat tip The Flying Camel)
Even if you oppose same-sex marriage and the LGBTQ agenda, you will be forced by the government to perform same-sex marriages and to teach their agenda in your schools. Right Wing Theocrat has all the details, "LGBT fascism may come for you". Go read all about it. This is what the LGTBQ wants for the United States also. They are a minority, but they have 'rights', you have none.
By: John Thompson, Executive Director of the Mackenzie Institute for the Study of Terrorism, Revolution, and Propaganda-Canada
and Sara Akrami, Founder and President of the Human Rights Activists Association at York University-Canada
Canada has a fairly tough and effective set of anti-terrorism laws, provided that a terrorist belongs to an entity listed by the Canadian government to which these laws are deliberately applied. Canada has listed al Qaeda and Hezbollah, among other Islamic groups. Once the Tamil Tigers were added to the list in 2006, it helped to being about the end of that group by making it impossible for them to continue to fund-raise in Canada.
When the Islamic Republic of Iran was established in 1979, its leader, Ayatollah Khomeini formed an organization called the “Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps.” Aside from its major goal that is the protection of the Islamic system of Iran rather than the Iranian people, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps’ duty is to prevent any uprisings or internal dissident. The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps consist of:
1. Paramilitary Brigades; 31 “Corps” distributed throughout the country and who get first call on conscripts and new military equipment.
2. The Basij Militia: A paramilitary police force of 90,000 that are the ideological police of the Iranian Revolution.
3. The Qods Force: The terrorist element, and described exactly as such by many observers.
4. The Ansar ol Mahdi Force: The hard core of the IRGC, they are the bodyguard force for the senior members of the government and for the nuclear program and the rocket force (which they control).
Canada will save$6.7 billion by rejecting the Kyoto Protocol. Canada is smart, hopefully setting an example for other countries. Perhaps Canadians are not buying the lies of man-made global warming and the scan of carbon credits and have decided not to be politically correct any longer. Here's how Bloomberg reports (on those heartless Canadians):
Canada, the country furthest from meeting its commitment to cut carbon emissions under the Kyoto Protocol, may save as much as $6.7 billion by exiting the global climate change agreement and not paying for offset credits.
The country’s greenhouse-gas emissions are almost a third higher than 1990 levels, and it has a 6 percent CO2 reduction target for the end of 2012. If it couldn’t meet its goal, Canada would have to buy carbon credits, under the rules of the legally binding treaty.
Canada, which has the world’s third-largest proven oil reserves, would be the first of 191 signatories to the Kyoto Protocol to annul its emission-reduction obligations. While Environment Minister Peter Kent declined to confirm Nov. 28 that Canada is preparing to pull out of Kyoto, which may ease the burden for oil-sands producers and coal-burning utilities, he said the government wouldn’t make further commitments to it. (continue reading the drivel)
I just finished reading this article in the New York Times and as a Christian, I take exception to just about everything it represents. The title "At ‘Occupy’ Protests, Bearing Christian Witness Without Preaching". Lefties pretending to be Christians, pretending to be doing good, joining 'occupy' groups -- all so wrong -- or perhaps it should be expected.
At Occupy Wall Street and the allied events, there are police officers in the symbolic 99 percent, wearing uniforms. There are self-proclaimed mothers in the 99 percent. There are Marines. There are Muslims and Jews, yoginis and puppeteers. Sometimes they proclaim their tribes on signs in protest-movement Magic Marker; other times their meaningful headgear speaks loud enough: firefighter’s hat, bus driver’s cap, yarmulke.
Yes, and those with the yarmulke are verbally and physically attacked because they are Jews, blamed for 'owning everything'.
There are Christians, too, eager to be seen as Christians. They face a special challenge. They want to make the church visible, so they wear clerical collars or other religious garb, like the albs, or white robes, that lay Christians may also wear.
But they know that many, especially on the political left, are wary of Christians, suspicious that these men and women in strange garments are seeking converts. When liberal activists hear “Christian,” they often think “conservative.” Many would thrill to see an imam marching next to them but shudder at a priest.
So committed Christians have different answers to the question, “How Christian should we seem?” Marisa Egerstrom, an Episcopalian who studies religion at Harvard, recognized Occupy Wall Street as a sign of the times, “a continuation of the Arab Spring.” On Sept. 17, she brought a group of 10 Boston-area Christians, including Roman Catholics and Lutherans, to Zuccotti Park in New York.
Sincewhen do Christians, real Christians, feel they must put on some kind of uniform in order to show they are Christian? Too many demoninations have watered down their message, turned into social clubs rather than churches.
What did these Christians do in their costumes at the 'occupy' events? Quote scripture? Nope. They chanted devotionals from Taizé, the ecumenical Christian community in France, and they sang “Ubi Caritas,” the Gregorian hymn.
The term Christian has no real meaning for many these days, faith in God, Salvation by faith in Jesus Christ are no longer required. These people don't care if someone says ‘I am not religious, but I am spiritual,’ They hold prayer services and are careful not to use any particular word for God.
In my opinion, the true meaning of ecumenical and unitarian? Secular!
Yes we wouldn't want to offend the lost by using the word God. Perhaps it is just me, perhaps I am reading this article wrong. But...
Now let's be reminded exactly what is going on at the 'occupy' gatherings, including drugs, rapes, vandalism, anti-semitism, death, disease, and yes anti-Christianity:
Personally I think preaching a little fire and brimstone would be a good thing at these 'occupy rallies. Don't you?
As stated here, those at the 'occupy' groups are "... protesting because they suck at life. Their lives suck. They are doomed to suck." And as commented here, "They would still be losers in a socialist system but not for the reasons.... Those who rise to the top of a socialist system are the same people who win at "Survivor": the best at scheming, manipulation, back-stabbing, and maneuvering.".
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