Coexisters Norovirus Norovirus is a genus of genetically diverse single-stranded RNA, non-enveloped viruses in the Caliciviridae family. The known viruses in the genus are all considered to be the variant strains of a single species called Norwalk virus. The viruses are transmitted by fecally contaminated food or water, by person-to-person contact, and via aerosolization of the virus and subsequent contamination of surfaces. Noroviruses are the most common cause of viral gastroenteritis in humans, and affect people of all ages. Norovirus infection is characterized by nausea, forceful vomiting, watery diarrhea, abdominal pain, and in some cases, loss of taste. General lethargy, weakness, muscle aches, headache, and low-grade fever may occur. The disease is usually self-limiting, and severe illness is rare. The genus name Norovirus is derived from Norwalk virus, the only species of the genus. Diagnosis Virology Transmission Classification Structure Pathophysiology
The New York Times - Breaking News, World News & Multimedia Democratic Underground 7 Degrees of Wiki Alex Jones NYTimes Fueling Consipracy How the News Media Fuels Conspiracy Theories "For the great enemy of truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest -- but the myth -- persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the cliches of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." Let’s start by differentiating “conspiracy theories” from “reasonable suspicion.” Someone could just come up with a creative “what if” idea about something. Let’s examine America’s view of conspiracy theories. The actual “theory” portion of the Kennedy assassination was the conclusions outlined in the Warren Report. Now let’s talk about how the media pulls the switch-a-roo flipping conspiracy theory and reasonable suspicion when they want to shape public opinion. I like to call this propaganda. The ultimate theory: The existence of God. I can create a never ending list here but I think you get the point.
The Internets The Progressive Puppy: Internet Hate Speech Diminishes Conservatives On front page of the conservative website there is a note that says: "Free Republic does not advocate or condone racism, violence, rebellion, secession, or an overthrow of the government." This must be some sort of in-joke since so many of the comments left by readers do exactly that - with a nonstop stream of personal attacks thrown in for good measure. Anybody who dares question FR's extreme right-wing ideology is eviscerated. Since the 2008 presidential election, the situation over there has devolved even further. David Letterman's offensive joke about Sarah Palin's daughter was denounced by most liberals, as it should have been. But consider what denizens of the Free Republic have to say about our president's pre-teen youngster. People who regularly spit venom on the Free Republic are known by the progressive community as "freepers." There are, believe it or not, Republicans making thoughtful (if misguided) arguments in support of conservative political philosophy.
The Ninja Platform | Ninja Blocks 4 Common Myths about the War on Terrorism | CommonDreams.org I'm finishing up a 25-city book tour that took me from New York and Chicago to Elizabethtown, PA, and Spearfish, SD. I met with college students, farmers and laid-off workers. Most people in the US now oppose the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, but I found a lot of confusion about the War on Terrorism. Here are four of the more commonly asked questions: 1. Isn't it true that while not all Muslims are terrorists, all terrorists are Muslims? Well, just asking the question reveals a lot about how those in power have manipulated our concept of terrorism. To begin, I point out that plenty of non-Muslims have carried out terrorist acts. Timothy McVeigh was convicted of detonating a truck bomb in front of the Oklahoma City federal building in 1995, which resulted in 168 deaths. I understand if you didn't think of those examples right away. Targeting civilians with political violence is terrorism, whether carried out by individuals, groups or governments. 2. Actually, no. 3. 4.
Sarah Palin's fall from media stardom Howard Kurtz: Four years ago, Sarah Palin's name electrified the mediaFox has dropped Palin as a commentator; she no longer generates buzz, he says Palin failed to occupy a major role in news commentary at Fox, Kurtz saysKurtz: Palin has talked about broadening audience for her views Editor's note: Howard Kurtz is the host of CNN's "Reliable Sources" and is Newsweek's Washington bureau chief. He is also a contributor to the website Daily Download. (CNN) -- There was a time, as she emerged from the rubble of the 2008 campaign, when Sarah Palin was the hottest cultural figure in America. People loved her. Howard Kurtz Little wonder that Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes rushed to sign her as a million-dollar-a-year contributor and built a modern studio for Palin in her Wasilla home. By the time word trickled out Friday that Palin's contract would not be renewed, the reaction was a collective shrug. News: Palin speaks out after leaving Fox 2012: Palin pokes fun at self on 'Today'
Does Apple have an innovation problem? Analysts blamed flat profits for the steep slide in Apple’s stock price last week. But what’s ailing the iconic tech company is not a profitability problem. It’s an innovation problem. Nearly three years have passed since Apple last revolutionized the world of consumer electronics, with the release of the iPad. Under his successor, chief executive Tim Cook, the company has done many things right. This progress helps explain the stock surge that made Apple the nation’s most highly valued company, with a peak market capitalization of more than $600 billion in September, prompting one Financial Times reporter to calculate that the company was worth more than the value of all of the publicly listed companies in Portugal, Ireland, Greece and Spain combined. Perhaps some slide was inevitable, and no one should be surprised that Exxon Mobil reclaimed the top spot in terms of market capitalization last week. So what’s next?