Rhode Island lawmakers gave final approval to a bill to legalize gay marriage on Thursday, making it the 10th U.S. state to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples and the last of the six New England states to do so.
Governor Lincoln Chafee, an independent, signed the bill into law almost immediately after the vote on Thursday. The new law will take effect on August 1.
“We would not be where we [...]
Beware of the invasion!
Billions of cicadas are expected to swarm the East Coast from New England to North Carolina this spring after remaining underground since the 1990s.
The Brood II cicadas are expected to appear in large concentrations along the East Coast between mid-April and late May, a ritual nearly two decades in the making.
‘Brood II is a periodic cicada that hatches out every 17 years,’ Craig Gibbs, an entomologist at [...]
THIS is something to think (and, maybe worry) about – what with the recent rumors about Chinese hackers successfully hacking western governments and companies.
“China’s next-generation internet is a world-beater
10 March 2013 by Hal Hodson
The net’s new tiger, China, is creating a faster, more secure system that is way ahead of the West
THE net is getting creaky and old: it is rapidly running out of space and remains fundamentally insecure. And [...]
In what may be the first full digital storm panic, federal, state and business officials worried about the snow headed for the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast have taken to Twitter warn that a potential disaster is coming.
Bank of America led the frenzy. “Winter Storm #Nemo may bring 2 feet of #snow to New England late Fri & Sat. Prepare now – make sure you have plenty of cash on hand.”
Two storms will merge quickly enough to bring colder air, heavy snow and increasing wind to New England. Some areas will be hit with an all-out blizzard and a couple of feet of snow.
The worst of the storm will hit late Friday and Friday night and will wind down Saturday morning. However, lingering effects from blowing and drifting snow, blocked roads and other travel delays are likely to linger into [...]
An unusual January severe weather system that started Tuesday afternoon continued to barrel its way east Wednesday, stretching from the Deep South to the Mid-Atlantic.
The severe threat includes many major cities: Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh, Philadelphia, New York City, Washington, D.C., and southern New England could see 60 mph winds Wednesday night, forecasters said.
“The storms are pummeling the Atlanta metro right now,” noted The Weather Channel’s severe weather expert Dr. Greg Forbes around [...]
The U.S. is still in the grip of a flu epidemic but case are decreasing in many parts of the country, according to a Centers of Disease Control and Prevention report on data from the week of January 13 to 19.
There was a drop from 48 states reporting flu activity to 47 states reporting ‘widespread’ cases of influenza. In this report, ‘widespread’ means more than 50 per cent of geographic [...]
Trying to stem the scourge of prescription drug abuse, an advisory panel of experts to the Food and Drug Administration voted on Friday to toughen the restrictions on painkillers like Vicodin that contain hydrocodone, the most widely prescribed drugs in the country.
The recommendation, which the drug agency is likely to follow, would limit access to the drugs by making them harder to prescribe, a major policy change that advocates said [...]
Kicking the habit by age 40 reduces the excess risk of death by about 90%, new research finds.
People who smoke take at least 10 years off their life expectancy, a new study has found.
On the other hand, those who kick the habit before age 40 reduce the excess risk of death associated with continued smoking by about 90%, according to the study in Thursday’s New England Journal of Medicine.
Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/…/smoking-cessation-life-expectancy/1858913/
Forecast for the Next 3 Months
TEMPS PLUNGE ACROSS USA
With the jet stream blasting straight south out of northern Canada, cold air will continue to flood the eastern two-thirds of the country into Tuesday.
The cold air will probably reach its greatest areal extent Tuesday. Cities as far south as Nashville and Richmond may not make it above freezing all day.
Major Great Lakes cities such as Chicago and Detroit will struggle just [...]
Up to a foot of snow fell in parts of southern New England with the latest winter storm to move through the Northeast, national weather forecasters said Sunday.
The storm began Saturday afternoon and ended by Sunday morning, with some power outages but no reports of critical injuries or major property damage.
The winter storm is strengthening in Canada and is expected to become a full-blown blizzard in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick [...]
Up to 12 inches of further snowfall is forecast for parts of northern New England – and a second wintry storm is crossing the U.S. in its wake, according to Weather Channel meteorologist Kevin Roth. The current snowfall in northern New York state and New England will continue through Tuesday night and into Wednesday, with as much as 15 inches possible in some areas.
Food Freedom News, 6 December 2012
The New England Journal of Medicine has recently released conclusions to the media of a manufactured mumps outbreak of 2009 which occurred in New York City, two upstate New York counties, and one New Jersey County.
There were a total of 3,502 cases of salivary-gland swelling and other symptoms clinically compatible with mumps of which 1,648 were confirmed with clinical specimens.
The results covered in the video report below indicate that [...]
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - Who says thatit costs an arm and a leg to attend an NFL game?
Well, it usually does, but that’s not the case for this weekend’s game at MetLife Stadium.
Gang Green, coming off an embarrassing defeat to the Patriots on Thanksgiving night, is hosting the lowly Cardinals on Sunday in their second-to-last home game of the season, barring an improbable run to the playoffs.
How much will it cost you, the fan, to attend [...]
November 27, 2012
In past months, rumors of a 2016 presidential run have abounded for the junior U.S. Senator from Kentucky. Earlier today, Sen. Rand Paul reiterated his “interest” in running for president as a GOP candidate.
In an interview with CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin today, Paul laid out what sounded like future campaign talking points regarding the nation’s foreign policy, its response to immigration and other potential presidential goals, saying we need a [...]
Enough is enough already…
Another nor’easter will form and hover along the East coast during the week of Thanksgiving (Nov. 18 to 23).
How close to the coast the storm tracks will determine how unsettled the weather gets in the I-95 corridor to the Appalachians.
Major cities that could be within the storm’s reach include New York City, Philadelphia, Boston and Washington, D.C.
The early indications are the storm will not be as cold [...]
Divided government still rules in the nation’s capital after last week’s Tuesday’s vote, but unity is increasingly the name of the game in cities such as Annapolis, Topeka, Concord and Little Rock.
In a little-noticed footnote to last week’s election, state legislature elections this year have produced the highest number of states with one-party rule in 60 years. Democrats or Republicans now have sole control of the governorship and both legislative chambers [...]
Image is part of the full GOES image here:
it’s pretty crazy looking … too perfect
It’s not mentioned anywhere….
Tropical storm in November in Alaska???
We’re in upside down world..
Here we go:
Storm Likely Middle Of Next Week
BOSTON (CBS) – Just as the last of the power is being restored from Sandy, we are now tracking yet another potential coastal storm for New England.
Let me preface this blog with the following comment… IT [...]
November 2, 2012
Another messy — and wintry — storm may cause post-Election Day problems for an already weather-weary East Coast, forecasters say.
But meteorologists add that it’s six days out, so that’s rather early to get too worried. The forecast could change before it hits late next week.
The National Weather Service’s forecast center in College Park, Maryland, which watches winter storms, put out a long-range notice Thursday saying a nor’easter was [...]
Here’s what the great New England hurricane of 1938 looked like:
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — As the leading edge of Hurricane Sandy lashed the East Coast Monday, power lines were among the first casualties.
Strong winds and bands of heavy rain have already knocked out electricity to at least 30,000 homes and businesses along the coast, from North Carolina to Connecticut.Read: Sandy bears down on East Coast.
This is just the beginning. Outages are expected to soar over the next [...]
… in 2009 the New York Times in their article titled “How Storms Can Trigger Earthquakes” supported the research of Eastern scientists, and as we can…
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October 27, 2012
Horrific Superstorm Targets US After Gulf Stream Collapse
By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers
An ominous report prepared by the Hydrometeorological Centre of Russia (HCR) on the “Frankenstorm” [...]
Hurricane Sandy remains on track to become a historical storm with places from Washington, D.C., and Norfolk, Va., to Providence bracing for catastrophic impacts.
The worst of Sandy in the mid-Atlantic and southern New England will be Monday through Monday night, mostly occurring ahead of when the hurricane slams onshore.
An overview of the catastrophic impacts that await the mid-Atlantic and southern New England can be found in this news story, while below are [...]
Sandy continues to be a large and dangerous system and poses a major threat to portions of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Residents from New England to New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and eastern Ohio should prepare for Sandy immediately and finish those preparations by Sunday night.
(MORE: Hurricane preparedness)
Below, we have a breakdown of the impacts and timeline for Sandy beginning with the serious threat the system poses to the Mid-Atlantic [...]
While John Travolta will always love ‘Sandy’, New York City (and for that matter much of the Atlantic Coast) may well want to forget the name after the weekend. Tropical Storm Sandy is destined to roll into the mid-Atlantic and New England from Friday but has some extra-special surprises possible with it. As Wunderground notes, if Sandy gets caught up with a trough approaching the Eastern US and then that combines with the [...]
The Department of Health reported the first case of fungal meningitis in Pennsylvania linked to a national outbreak of contaminated steroid medication.
The patient received an epidural steroid injection in July 2012 at the Allegheny Pain Management in Altoona. The facility is one of two locations in Pennsylvania that received shipments of the recalled lots of steroid medication from the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Massachusetts.
“The pharmacy company linked to the deadly meningitis outbreak has cut more than half of its workforce, affecting about 40 employees, according to people familiar with the situation”
Dr. Heather Hawthorne
September 19, 2012
[Editor's note: Warning! Pro-vaccine propaganda ahead!]
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An increasing number of parents are getting state approval to allow their children to opt out of school-mandated vaccinations for non-medical reasons, according to a new analysis published Wednesday.
Dr. Saad Omer, author of the [...]
Burlington, Vermont, has had an influx of French Canadians from Quebec
In Burlington, Vermont, there seems to be an 18 percent surcharge for speaking French.
Some waiters in the New England tourist town have begun adding a mandatory tip onto the bill of foreign diners.
Restaurant owners say it’s their solution to an influx of French-speaking Canadians from Quebec who are extraordinarily bad tippers — sometimes leaving just $1 or a few cents [...]
A mysterious new disease causes AIDS-like symptoms in Asians even though they are not infected with HIV, a research has found. The disease damages patients’ immune systems, but is not contagious.
The illness leaves patients unable to fight off germs. Some patients have died of overwhelming infections, including some Asians now living in the US, said Dr. Sarah Browne, a scientist at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who [...]