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  • FYI: Broccoli Eliminates H. Pylori, Protects Against Ulcers, Stomach Cancer

    12/20/2012 7:02:26 PM PST · by imardmd1 · 35 replies
    The World's Healthiest Foods ^ | undated | not named
    Broccoli and broccoli sprouts contain a chemical called sulforaphane that kills helicobacter pylori, the bacteria responsible for peptic ulcers and most gastric cancers, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In the U.S., approximately 50% of people over age 50 test positive for H. pylori, which does not always cause ulcers, but is now known to dramatically increase an individual's risk for often fatal stomach cancers, and to be a causative factor in a wide range of other stomach disorders including gastritis, esophagitis, and acid indigestion. In the lab, scientists at Johns Hopkins found that sulforaphane...
  • Drive Deserted Streets in North Korea's Super-Depressing New Video Game

    12/20/2012 7:00:12 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Slate ^ | Dec. 20, 2012 | Fruzsina Eördögh
    Drive Deserted Streets in North Korea's Super-Depressing New Video Game By Fruzsina Eördögh Posted Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at 6:31 PM ET North Korea has made its first video game! Well, kinda. The browser-based Pyongyang Racer is too old-school to appeal to gaming aficionados, but it’s not exactly supposed to compete with Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Made by a North Korea-based IT company and a British-owned travel agency that arranges tours of the country, the game is a marketing stunt, plain and simple.* It hasn’t made me want to visit North Korea any time soon, but the Internet...
  • Tim Tebow breakup: All alone again after split with Camilla Belle

    12/20/2012 6:54:58 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 113 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | Thursday, December 20, 2012
    This has not been the best week for New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow. First, on Wednesday, Jets Coach Rex Ryan says Greg McElroy will replace Mark Sanchez as the Jets' starter, leaving Tebow on the bench. Then, on Thursday, US Weekly reports that Tebow has broken up with actress Camilla Belle after two months of dating. Belle is famous for starring in "From Prada to Nada" and "Dirty Dancing 3." And when I say famous, I mean "been in movies no one has ever heard of or watched." US Weekly says the breakup came because "the relationship just didn't...
  • Boehner seen holding top post despite purge

    12/20/2012 6:43:57 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 74 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/12/12 | By David Sherfinski and Seth McLaughlin
    Despite rumblings from some Republican backbenchers, Speaker John A. Boehner’s hold on the House’s top post appears secure after key conservative lawmakers said they don’t expect anyone to challenge him. Several congressman who were booted from their committees last week have refused to commit to voting for Mr. Boehner when the House elects its speaker next year. But the discontent has not spread widely among their GOP colleagues, who generally give the Ohio Republican good marks for playing a difficult hand in the current budget negotiations. -snip- The four lawmakers who were booted from their committees remain angry, and they...
  • Armed Teacher Pilot Program to Provide Free Training to Educators - [Buckeye Firearms Assoc.]

    12/20/2012 6:37:23 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 23 replies
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | 12-20-2012 | Unknown to me
    DELAWARE, OH - Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) announced they have launched a pilot program to provide firearm training to teachers free of charge. The announcement was made at a Town Hall Meeting at Ohio State University Thursday evening where participants debated the gun control issue in light of the recent mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Ken Hanson, BFA's Legal Chair, made the announcement, saying, "Teachers and school board members have been asking us for years about training to prepare for an incident like Sandy Hook. So our educational Foundation will sponsor an Armed Teacher Pilot Program...
  • Breaking: Major power outage in Annapolis MD. Reports of "fire in the sky"

    12/20/2012 6:28:26 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 215 replies
    Relative on Eastern shore says all lights out on Western side of Bay Bridge. Green and red lights in sky.
  • The Survival Doctor Ultimate Emergency Medical Infographic

    12/20/2012 6:20:03 PM PST · by Kartographer · 47 replies
    Preparing For SHTF ^ | 12/20/12 | The Survival Doctor
    Here is a list of some of the items: 24 U.S. Military Field Style Medic Instrument Kit Surgical Disposable Sterile Skin Stapler w/Enhanced Control, 35 Preloaded Staples Sawyer Personal Water Bottle Filter 1 Liter Black Diamond Icon Headlamp (Silver) SAM Medical Splint (Pack of 2)
  • Sister of Newtown victim makes gun-control plea in letter to Obama (Innocent but Ignorant Child)

    12/20/2012 6:12:49 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 40 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/20/2012 | Yahoo News
    Natalie's letter, written to President Barack Obama and read by Anderson Cooper on air, voiced her clear and thoughtful belief that guns did not belong in the hands of most civilians: My name is Natalie Barden and I wanted to tell the president that only police officers and the military should get guns. If people want to do it as a sport than they could go to a shooting range and the guns would not be able to leave there.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Fabulous FRiday Favorites ~ 21 December 2012

    12/20/2012 6:05:47 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 107 replies
    December 20, 2012 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Fabulous FRiday FAVORITES Tell us about your favorite Christmas present(s) or memory. Only four more days before ChristmasNo shaking, sniffing, or trying to pry off the tape on the presents under the tree.Santa will know. He sees you went you're sleeping. Remember, the Canteen is a family friendly place. We welcome the military, our allies, and their families.Continued prayers for the success and completion of your mission. Prayers for your...
  • What Is Behind Salam Fayyad's Call for "Economic Intifada"?

    12/20/2012 6:03:47 PM PST · by Lera · 3 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 12/20/12 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    Instead of seeking way to solve the financial crisis, Fayyad chose to call on Palestinians to boycott all Israeli goods. He is hoping that by calling for an economic intifada, he will succeed in diverting the anger and frustration on the Palestinian street outward to Israel. This has always been the Palestinian Authority's way of avoiding responsibility for anything that goes wrong — by putting all the blame on Israel.
  • No Liberal Can Enjoy Christmas Without This

    12/20/2012 6:00:10 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-20-12 | The Looking Spoon
    This is a repost from last Christmas time. Looks like we got our answer.
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 12-20-12

    12/20/2012 5:56:24 PM PST · by dynachrome · 21 replies ^ | 12-20-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Can Ron Brown's ghost stop Hillary?

    12/20/2012 5:55:59 PM PST · by Sioux-san · 17 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 12/20/2012 | Jack Cashill
    “The Hillary-in-2016 buzz has hit overdrive,” the New York Times reported last week, and the awed Times reporter wondered what candidate, Republican or Democrat, “would dare to come up against a world heroine like Hillary.” “World heroine”? Please. Those of us who have followed Ms. Clinton know that she is no more a heroine of the real Clinton story than Lady Macbeth was the heroine of “Macbeth.” Like Lady Macbeth too, Hillary has her own ghosts, none more potentially troublesome than former Commerce Secretary Ron Brown. On April 3, 2016, as Hillary moves inexorably toward the Democratic nomination, she may...
  • First on CNN: Mark Sanford plans to run for Congress

    12/20/2012 5:48:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | 12/20/2012 | Peter Hamby
    Richmond, Virginia (CNN) - Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is launching a political comeback that may begin within days. Sanford is planning to run for the Congressional seat he held almost a decade ago, a Republican source familiar with his thinking told CNN late Thursday. “He’s looking all but certain to do it,” said a former top aide to Sanford, who did not want to be identified while prematurely revealing the plans. A formal announcement will come soon, the source said. Sanford intends to seek the Republican nomination in South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District, a seat being vacated by...
  • Pelosi says she proposed a millionaire tax this year to ‘smoke out’ Republicans

    12/20/2012 5:46:42 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies
    Pelosi says she proposed a millionaire tax this year to ‘smoke out’ Republicans Posted By Nicholas Ballasy On 5:15 PM 12/20/2012 @ 5:15 PM In DC Exclusives - Original Reporting,Politics | No Comments House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi explained on Thursday why she proposed a tax increase on millionaires this year but won’t support it now as part of the House Republican plan to avoid the fiscal cliff. “We must ask the very wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share. Democrats believe that tax cuts for those earning over a million dollars a year should expire and that we should...
  • A California Exodus. But Where Are They Going?

    12/20/2012 5:43:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Fresno KSEE 24 ^ | December 11, 2012 | By Olga Spilewsky and Conan Nolan, NBC
    About 100,000 more people moved away from California in 2011 than relocated to the Golden State, according to the latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau.In recent years, unemployment in the state has skyrocketed, while the cost of living has increased.So, where are these Californians going? The Census Bureau calculated that the most popular destination is Texas, with 58,992 residents relocating there along with a number of California companies.Arizona was next on the list, with 49,635 people moving, then Nevada, Washington, and Oregon.Although in smaller numbers, others are still relocating to the Golden State. Texans make up the largest number...
  • The 25 Funniest AutoCorrects Of 2012

    12/20/2012 5:40:14 PM PST · by mkmensinger · 51 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 12-18-12 | Dave Stopera
    Some of these are a bit naughty, but I laughed so hard I cried.
  • Sen. Barbara Boxer: Activate National Guard to Protect Schools

    12/20/2012 5:35:36 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 55 replies
    Sen. Barbara Boxer: Activate National Guard to Protect Schools By Jack Coleman Created 12/20/2012 - 8:15pm Senator Barbara Boxer is showing how far she will go in her endeavor to do something, anything in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre. Appearing on Ed Schultz's radio show yesterday, Boxer says she is filing legislation that would allow governors to activate up to 4,000 National Guard soldiers nationwide to provide security at schools. (audio after page break) There's a wrinkle -- the soldiers wouldn't actually be assigned to schools in Boxer's plan. Instead, they'd fill in for local police working "desk...
  • G.O.P. Leaders in House Pull Tax Bill, Citing Lack of Votes

    12/20/2012 5:33:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/20/2012 | JONATHAN WEISMAN
    WASHINGTON – House Republican leaders abruptly pulled their fallback tax bill from the floor Thursday night, conceding that they did not have the votes to pass it. “The House did not take up the tax measure today because it did not have sufficient support from our members to pass,” Speaker John A. Boehner said in a statement. “Now it is up to the president to work with Senator Reid on legislation to avert the fiscal cliff.” The decision was a major setback for the speaker, who was pushing his so-called Plan B to prevent lower tax rates from expiring on...
  • Pangea applies to export LNG to non-Free Trade countries

    12/20/2012 5:28:54 PM PST · by shove_it · 15 replies
    Houston Business Journal ^ | 19 Dec 2012 | Deon Daugherty
    The Woodlands-based Pangea LNG Holdings LLC has requested authority from the U.S. Department of Energy to export liquefied natural gas from its proposed facility in South Texas to non-Free Trade Agreement nations. Pangea has applied to export up to 8 million metric tons of LNG per year. In November, Pangea applied for export authority to countries in which the U.S. has Free Trade Agreements in place. Pangea’s South Texas LNG Project is being developed on a 550-acre site along the north shore of Corpus Christi Bay. The South Texas LNG Project is being designed in two phases, each capable of...