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Rock Star Attacks Britain’s Political Elite Over Manchester Bombing

Daily Caller, by Scott Greer Posted By: Lalo- Tue, 23 21 2017 10:21:24 GMT British indie rock legend Morrissey tore into the leaders of his country Tuesday for their apparent hypocrisy and inaction in the wake of the deadly Manchester terror attack. In a post published to his official Facebook page, Morrissey — whose full name is Steven Patrick Morrissey — expressed his “monumental” anger at British leaders who talk tough, but do nothing to stop future terror attacks. “For what reason will this ever stop?” the former Smiths frontman said after noting the attack, which struck an Ariana Grande concert and left 22 dead, occurred while he was celebrating his birthday. He first turned his ire

Foodborne Botulism Can Be Deadly, But It’s Usually Preventable

The death of a 37-year-old man from foodborne botulism linked to nacho cheese sauce sheds light on a rare foodborne illness that’s more frequently associated with unsafe home-canning methods.

The toxin that causes botulism thrives in low-oxygen conditions, and can cause serious, sometimes fatal illness, according to the World Health Organization. 

The most common form of botulism is infant botulism, which happens when spores of bacteria get into a baby’s intestines. Infant botulism tends to afflict babies between 2-to-8 months old who are exposed to spores of bacteria from raw honey or contaminated soil. 

Wound botulism, anther common form of the illness, is most often associated with black tar heroin users and develops when bacteria spores enter an open cut, multiply and produce the toxin that causes botulism. Wound botulism is also associated with traumatic injuries and surgery. 

Though dangerous, botulism is uncommon. And foodborne botulism outbreaks, like the one linked to the cheese sauce sold at a gas station store in Walnut Grove, California, are relatively rare.

There were just 39 confirmed cases of foodborne botulism reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2015, and 15 cases reported in 2014.

The California case led to the death of Martin Galindo and caused the hospitalization of nine others, according to state health officials.

Foordborne botulism typically occurs from unsafe home-canning methods, such as failing to use a pressure canner for some foods or ignoring spoilage signs, according to the CDC. Low-acid foods, such as green beans, corn and beets, as well as fermented seafood, are common foodborne botulism culprits.

For safe home canning, read the USDA’s safety guide and always inspect cans ― both store-bought and home-canned ― before consuming. If cans are swollen or cracked, if the food inside is discolored, smells bad or spurts from the container when opened, it should be thrown out

Because the botulism toxin attacks the nerves, symptoms include difficulty swallowing, facial weakness, blurred vision, drooping eyelids, trouble breathing, nausea and paralysis, which typically set in between 12 and 36 hours after consuming the toxin, according to the Mayo Clinic. 

An injection of antitoxin, which attaches itself to the botulism toxin to keep it from attacking nerves, can reduce symptoms, but it can’t undo damage that’s already been caused. Nerves regenerate, though, and many people recover after extended rehabilitation therapy.

Regardless of treatment, botulism is fatal in about 5 percent of cases, and without treatment more than 50 percent of people who contract the disease would die, according to Harvard Health Publications. 

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Senate Hits Michael Flynn With Two New Subpoenas

WASHINGTON ― Michael Flynn’s assertion of his Fifth Amendment right against incriminating himself does not apply to his businesses and documents, and he could be subject to a contempt charge if he doesn’t turn related materials over to the Senate Intelligence Committee, the leaders of the panel said Tuesday.

Flynn, who was fired as President Donald Trump’s national security adviser for failing to reveal contracts he had with foreign governments, refused Monday to answer subpoenas from the Intelligence Committee, which is investigating Russian ties to the Trump campaign and interference in the 2016 election.

Committee Chairman Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Vice Chairman Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) said they sent a letter to Flynn’s attorneys questioning whether he had a right to assert the Fifth for documents.

They were also sending two new subpoenas specifically targeting Flynn’s businesses, Flynn Intel LLC, and Flynn Intel Inc., both based in Virginia.

“It is even more clear that a business does not have a right to take the Fifth. It is a corporation,” Warner told reporters. 

He said that “all options” were on the table to enforce the requests.

Asked what those were, Burr said they included a contempt charge, but committee lawyers were first considering preliminary moves to obtain cooperation from Flynn.

“The end of that option is a contempt charge,” Burr said. “That’s not our preference today. We would like to hear from Gen. Flynn. We’d like to see his documents. We’d like him to tell his story because he publicly said ‘I’ve got a story to tell.; We’re allowing him that opportunity.”

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Scientologists Pushed Leah Remini To ‘Work On Chelsea’ Handler And Other Famous Friends

Former “King of Queens” star Leah Remini is one of the most outspoken critics of the Church of Scientology, and she has no plans of stopping.
The actress, whose A&E exposé series “Scientology and the Aftermath&…

9 Key Takeaways from Trump’s First Budget

Two months after unveiling his “skinny budget”, President Donald Trump officially submitted his completed budget to Congress. The proposal sends a strong message to Washington… Read More

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Bernie Sanders Says Trump Budget Exposes President As Fake Populist

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) savaged President Donald Trump’s budget proposal on Tuesday, accusing the president of turning his back on campaign pledges to stand up for struggling Americans.

Sanders, who caucuses with Democrats, rattled off the budget’s numerous cuts to safety net and social insurance programs, as well as tax cuts for wealthy Americans and corporations, while speaking at a press conference held by Democratic leaders in Congress.

Trump’s fiscal priorities prove he was never a serious advocate for the working and middle classes, the senator added.

“When Donald Trump campaigned for president, he told the American people he would be a different type of Republican, that he would take on the political and economics establishment, that he would stand up for working people, that he understood the pain that families all across this country were experiencing,” said Sanders, the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee.

“Well, sadly this budget exposes all of that verbiage for what it really was: just cheap and dishonest campaign rhetoric that was meant to get votes ― nothing more than that,” he added. “At a time when the rich are already getting richer, while the middle class continues to shrink, this is a budget for the billionaire class, for Wall Street, for corporate CEOs and for the wealthiest people in this country.”

Sadly this budget exposes all of that verbiage for what it really was: just cheap and dishonest campaign rhetoric that was meant to get votes.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)

Trump’s budget makes cuts to disability insurance under Social Security, even though he promised not to touch the program, noted Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.), the ranking member of the House Budget Committee. Yarmuth appeared at the press conference alongside Sanders, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

“The president’s budget was a betrayal, a line-by-line tally of broken promises he made to the American people,” Yarmuth said.

It’s ultimately up to Congress to decide how much to spend on everything from the military to programs like Meals on Wheels. Still, Trump’s budget is a useful window into the White House’s worldview ― which is why Democrats have wasted no time pouncing on it.

The rhetoric of Sanders, who launched an unexpectedly competitive bid for the Democratic presidential nomination with a campaign platform of economic populism, has sometimes been compared to that of Trump, who found success by highlighting his anti-establishment tendencies (albeit with a racial demagoguery that was anathema to Sanders).

Sanders has a made a point of trying to hold Trump to his promises to fight for working people ― even insisting that it could be grounds for bipartisan cooperation.

The Vermont senator said in a statement the day after the election that he and other progressives would be willing to work with the president “to the degree that [he] is serious about pursuing policies that improve the lives of working families in this country.”

For a lawmaker like Sanders, this was a win-win proposition. In the unlikely event that Trump governed progressively, Sanders could claim a policy victory. And the senator had ammunition to attack the president if he did not.

So far, Sanders hasn’t found much to like in Trump’s agenda ― even when it comes to issues like trade policy, on which Sanders and Trump both defy the bipartisan, pro-business consensus in favor of trade agreements.

The support of Democratic senators ensured the confirmation of United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, a trade hawk who enjoys a good reputation among progressive experts.  

But Sanders was one of 11 members of the Democratic caucus to vote against confirming Lighthizer, complaining that the nominee was insufficiently committed to reforming a status quo on trade that privileges corporate profits over human need.

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Familial Tensions Are Thick In The ‘Queen Sugar’ Season 2 Trailer

The Season 2 trailer of “Queen Sugar” is here and you’ve probably never felt so happy to hear the words ‘sugar cane farm.’ But this trailer will have you feenin’ for the return of weekly doses of Bordelon family…