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  • At the Crossroads

    11/25/2012 12:48:15 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 25, 2012 | John Steinreich
    Still scrambling to develop a strategy for the future in the wake of the 2012 presidential election, the Republican Party is quite clearly at a crossroads. As America dives headlong into the next term of Obama's America, it is critical for the Republicans to take the right path at this crossroads, which can be summed up with this paradigm: There is no justification for the GOP to continue running moderate candidates for president....... [~~SNIP~~must read] ...The culture may be too far gone down the leftist yellow brick road to turn back on its journey to a European-style, social democratic Oz...
  • Sorry, Vegans: Eating Meat and Cooking Food Made Us Human

    11/25/2012 12:20:00 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 11/19/2012 | Christopher Wanjek
    High caloric intake enabled brains of our prehuman ancestors to grow dramaticallyVegetarian, vegan and raw diets can be healthy — likely far healthier than the typical American diet. But to continue to call these diets "natural" for humans, in terms of evolution, is a bit of a stretch, according to two recent, independent studies. Eating meat and cooking food made us human, the studies suggest, enabling the brains of our prehuman ancestors to grow dramatically over a period of a few million years. Although this isn't the first such assertion from archaeologists and evolutionary biologists, the new studies demonstrate, respectively,...
  • The Last Scoops of a Vegan Ice Cream Shop

    11/24/2012 11:25:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 23, 2012 | Maggie Astor
    On the night before Thanksgiving, people filled a small ice cream shop in the East Village. Some had come to the shop, Stogo, because they had read the news on Twitter. Others heard it from the cashier, and their reactions were uniform: “No!” Stogo, which makes organic, vegan, gluten-free ice cream, will close on Sunday, a few days shy of its fourth anniversary. It has struggled to pay rent for some time, but Hurricane Sandy made recovery impossible, said Junie Ishimori, one of the owners who helped start the business in December 2008. “This is way more important than Twinkies,”...
  • Putting Themselves to Sleep

    11/24/2012 11:24:40 PM PST · by neverdem · 39 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 21 November 2012 | Greg Miller
    Enlarge Image Self-medicated. A new study suggests that some people suffer from excessive sleepiness due to a naturally occurring compound that acts like a sedative. Credit: Digital Vision/Thinkstock Hitting the wall in the middle of a busy work day is nothing unusual, and a caffeine jolt is all it takes to snap most of us back into action. But people with certain sleep disorders battle a powerful urge to doze throughout the day, even after sleeping 10 hours or more at night. For them, caffeine doesn't touch the problem, and more potent prescription stimulants aren't much better. Now, a...
  • Israel Pushing Ahead with Next Anti-Missile System

    11/24/2012 10:44:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    inn ^ | 11/24/12 | Elad Benari
    In the wake of the great success of the Iron Dome anti-missile system, which was able to intercept many of the rockets fired from Gaza at populated areas during Operation Pillar of Defense, Israel is now pushing ahead with the development of Magic Wand, which is supposed to be able to intercept short-range and medium-range rockets. According to a report in the Boston Globe on Saturday, Israel will test the system in the Negev in the coming days. Magic Wand, the report said, is being developed by the Israeli Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. in cooperation with the American company...
  • The Hazards of Growing Up Painlessly

    11/24/2012 10:31:19 PM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies
    NY Times Magazine ^ | November 15, 2012 | JUSTIN HECKERT
    The girl who feels no pain was in the kitchen, stirring ramen noodles, when the spoon slipped from her hand and dropped into the pot of boiling water. It was a school night; the TV was on in the living room, and her mother was folding clothes on the couch. Without thinking, Ashlyn Blocker reached her right hand in to retrieve the spoon, then took her hand out of the water and stood looking at it under the oven light. She walked a few steps to the sink and ran cold water over all her faded white scars, then called...
  • Dog caught in trap gets second chance

    11/24/2012 10:24:46 PM PST · by Altariel · 8 replies
    KTVB ^ | November 24, 2012 | Stephanie Zepelin
    BOISE -- On a road outside Gooding, Idaho, Sarah Starr saw something that stopped her in her tracks - a dog with a life-threatening injury."We saw it on the side of the road. Its paw was severely mangled," she said.Starr tried to catch the dog multiple times, but even with a crushed paw, it was still too fast."We were able to put out food and it came back for the food," said Starr. "It was hungry enough that it didn't know we were sneaking up behind it."When she caught him, she headed back to Boise. She and a friend started...
  • Russia Sends Warships To Gaza Coast

    11/24/2012 10:21:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/24/12 | Tyler Durden
    For the entire 8 day duration of Operation Pillar of Defense, there was one major geopolitical player who had been largely quiet and certainly absent from the scene: the same player whose unflinching position over the Syria conflict has so far prevented any intervention in the civil war torn country: Russia. The same Russia which has a military base in the Syrian port city of Tarsus, and thus in its own eyes, a very substantial "national interest" role to play in the middle east, one that is certainly opposing that of the US and the pro-NATO forces, a tension that...
  • Robber fed Viagra and kept as sex slave by salon owner

    11/24/2012 10:14:32 PM PST · by Fred · 62 replies
    http://www.thesun.co.uk ^ | 112412 | The Sun News
    A GUNMAN who tried to rob a hairdressers came a cropper when he was beaten and tied up naked by the female owner – who then fed him Viagra and used him as a sex slave. Viktor Jasinski, 32, had gone to the salon with the intention of robbing it. But after demanding the day’s takings he instead found himself overcome by the owner – karate black belt Olga Zajac, 28, – who floored him with a kick and tied him up with a hair dryer cable. She then took him into a back room at the salon at Meshchovsk,...
  • Anyone speak fluent Hebrew?

    11/24/2012 10:02:26 PM PST · by conserv8 · 29 replies
    Nov/24/2012 | self
    Anyone speak fluent Hebrew? כִּפַּת בַּרְזֶל I know that it refers to the Iron Dome. But is that a literal translation? Thanks.
  • U.S. Election Speeded Move to Codify Policy on Drones (in case Obama lost and got prosecuted?)

    11/24/2012 9:38:33 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 24, 2012 | SCOTT SHANE
    WASHINGTON — Facing the possibility that President Obama might not win a second term, his administration accelerated work in the weeks before the election to develop explicit rules for the targeted killing of terrorists by unmanned drones, so that a new president would inherit clear standards and procedures, according to two administration officials. The matter may have lost some urgency after Nov. 6. But with more than 300 drone strikes and some 2,500 people killed by the Central Intelligence Agency and the military since Mr. Obama first took office, the administration is still pushing to make the rules formal and...
  • Nasrallah to Israel: You lost in Gaza, so who can you defeat?

    11/24/2012 9:31:17 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 25 replies
    ynetnews.com ^ | November 24, 2012
    Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah congratulated the Palestinians in Gaza on their "first victory" over Israel's armed forces. In a televised address on Friday, the ninth day of the Shiite Muslim festival of Ashura, Nasrallah said, "The first victory of the resistance was that it prevented the enemy from achieving his goals, the greater victory was that it did not let the enemy impose his conditions, and the greatest victory was that it imposed its own conditions. "The resistance, which lost a martyr, was able to fight efficiently (…) resistance movements in the region no longer depend on individuals," Nasrallah said...
  • Expansion update : ACC on the brink

    11/24/2012 9:27:55 PM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 29 replies
    The ACC is facing nearly certain extinction as a viable football conference as eight current member institutions are currently engaged in serious negotiations to depart the beleaguered conference for the Big 10, SEC or Big 12. The Big 10 conference has received applications for membership from UVA, UNC, and Georgia Tech while FSU, Clemson, UNC, NC State and Virginia Tech have contacted the SEC about potential membership.
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 11-25-12, SOL, Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

    11/24/2012 9:23:17 PM PST · by Salvation · 46 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-25-12 | Revised New American Bible
    November 25, 2012 The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe Reading 1 Dn 7:13-14 As the visions during the night continued, I sawone like a Son of man coming,on the clouds of heaven;when he reached the Ancient Oneand was presented before him,the one like a Son of man received dominion, glory, and kingship;all peoples, nations, and languages serve him.His dominion is an everlasting dominionthat shall not be taken away,his kingship shall not be destroyed. Responsorial Psalm Ps 93:1, 1-2, 5 R. (1a) The LORD is king; he is robed in majesty.The LORD is king, in splendor robed;robed is...
  • The Failure of Those in Charge Permeates District 7 in the Bronx

    11/24/2012 9:22:20 PM PST · by clarkster · 9 replies
    South Bronx School ^ | 11/24/12 | BronxTeacher
    Juan Gonzalez wrote a great piece in yesterday's Daily News on how the Young Leaders Elementary School, a school opened up by Uncle Mike in 2008, is now on the list of possible closures. Funny thing is, Young Leaders Elementary School replaced another closed school, PS 220 back in 2008. PS 220 was run by one of the classiest principals ever to work for the DOE, Michelle Kahn. I know Michelle is up above having the last laugh. She should. Again, students and their families education is going to again be uprooted and thrown into disarray. Will another school be...
  • Romney aides blast 'hypocrites' who asked for cabinet jobs and are now trashing him

    11/24/2012 9:15:02 PM PST · by Lancey Howard · 165 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | November 23, 2012 | Toby Harnden
    Former senior aides to Mitt Romney have hit back at the 'craven hypocrites' in the Republican party who just days before the election were clamouring for jobs in a Romney administration and are now belittling him. 'There were one or two well-known figures who were late committing to support him, were the most eager to curry favour when it looked like we would win and are now out there trashing the governor. (snip) But the other senior adviser, who declined to be named when criticising senior Republicans, singled out Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Newt Gingrich as among those...
  • China conducts flight landing on aircraft carrier

    11/24/2012 8:54:12 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 36 replies
    English.news.cn ^ | 2012-11-25
    China conducts flight landing on aircraft carrier LIAONING AIRCRAFT CARRIER, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- China has successfully conducted flight landing on its first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, naval sources said. A new J-15 fighter jet was used as part of the landing exercise. After its delivery to the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy on Sept. 25, the aircraft carrier has undergone a series of sailing and technological tests, including the flight of the carrier-borne J-15. Capabilities of the carrier platform and the J-15 have been tested, meeting all requirements and achieving good compatibility, the PLA Navy said. Since the carrier...
  • Treasured ENTREPRENEURS Lost (my title)

    11/24/2012 8:35:07 PM PST · by Varmint Al · 9 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | TPTsubmissions
    It seems that every couple of days New Orleans loses one of its treasured ENTREPRENEURS NOW, THE  REST OF THE  STORYHe was  25 and had 3  sons and 6  daughters. NINE welfare  recipients  collecting $950  each….. That  equals $8,550 a month  !!!  Now add  Food  Stamps, Free  medical, Free  school  lunches, and  on and onDo the  math… $102,000+ /year.Anyone  out there,  sittin’ on  their butt while reading  this  e-mail, makingA HUNDRED GRAND doing  nothing?Now  that, to me,  is a real  Entrepreneur.Read how $11.7 of tax revenues are wasted a year.Here is the link: NOW, THE  REST OF THE  STORYHe was ...
  • Jaws ’12

    11/24/2012 8:29:08 PM PST · by chessplayer · 6 replies
    FORGIVE THE MIXED METAPHOR, but did the mainstream media jump the shark this summer? The expression “jump the shark” comes from the long-running 1970s sitcom Happy Days. In the 1977 fifth-season premiere, Fonzie (Henry Winkler) dons water skis, swim trunks, and his trademark leather jacket and launches over a trapped shark. The episode marked the point at which the show’s writers ran out of ideas and began substituting extravagant gimmicks in place of the solid plots that had made it a success in the first place. “Jumping the shark” has since become a metaphor for the beginning of such a...
  • A third President Bush? No thanks. The Oval Office is no place for nepotism

    11/24/2012 8:28:27 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 75 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Nov 24 2012 | Foon Rhee
    As Barack Obama and many others never tire of telling us, part of the American Dream is that anyone can grow up to be president. That's not exactly true, of course. It takes smarts and charisma, ambition and ego, money and key allies, and quite a bit of luck to get anywhere close to the White House. Still, we're not supposed to have political royalty in our democracy, born of a revolution against the British king. So it made me cringe to see the story on the front page of Friday's New York Times, also published in The Bee, about...