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  • Brain image study: Fructose may spur overeating

    01/01/2013 9:37:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 1, 2013 4:04 PM EST | Marilynn Marchione and Mike Stobbe
    This is your brain on sugar—for real. Scientists have used imaging tests to show for the first time that fructose, a sugar that saturates the American diet, can trigger brain changes that may lead to overeating. After drinking a fructose beverage, the brain doesn’t register the feeling of being full as it does when simple glucose is consumed, researchers found. It’s a small study and does not prove that fructose or its relative, high-fructose corn syrup, can cause obesity, but experts say it adds evidence they may play a role. These sugars often are added to processed foods and beverages,...
  • Boot Dewhurst First Quarter Thread

    01/01/2013 9:33:28 PM PST · by JRandomFreeper · 35 replies
    Vanity | 1/1/2013 | Vanity
    Give Dewhurst the Boot in 2014 (((Ping List)))To be added or removed from this list, freepmail me.This is a low volume ping list at this time./johnny
  • Grover Norquist: Vote for deal is vote to cut taxes

    01/01/2013 9:23:46 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 1, 2013 | Felicia Sonmez
    Grover Norquist, the Americans for Tax Reform president and anti-tax activist who has become a key figure in the ongoing negotiations on the fiscal cliff, took to Twitter as the House was voting Tuesday night to give his blessing to the deal: "The Bush tax cuts lapsed at midnight last night. Every R voting for Senate bill is cutting taxes and keeping his/her pledge." "Congress about to make permanent most of the temporary tax cuts that Democrats voted against in 2001 and 2003. Permanent beats temporary."
  • 'Fiscal cliff' deal repeals part of 'Obamacare'

    01/01/2013 9:21:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 1, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    Tucked inside the "fiscal cliff" deal is a provision repealing the CLASS Act, a giant unfunded mandate that was part of President Obama's health care law. The Community Living Assistance Services and Supports program was a priority of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, and was designed to create a program for long-term care for the functionally disabled. Mr. Obama halted the program, saying he couldn't find a way to make it cost-effective. But he had objected when Republicans tried to repeal it outright, saying he wanted to keep it on the books and try to amend it...
  • Israeli-Palestinian clashes erupt in West Bank

    01/01/2013 9:20:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 1, 2013 4:58 PM EST | Mohammed Ballas
    An arrest raid by undercover Israeli soldiers disguised as vegetable vendors ignited rare clashes in the northern West Bank on Tuesday, residents said, leaving at 10 Palestinians wounded. Israeli army raids into Palestinian areas to seize activists and militants are fairly common. The raids are normally coordinated with Palestinian security forces, and suspects are usually apprehended without violence. …
  • The Fallacy of Gun Control

    01/01/2013 9:19:56 PM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 1, 2013 | Edward Paltzik
    As a parent of two boys under the age of four, a responsible gun owner, and an NRA member, I'd like to take this opportunity to rebut "Sensible Arms Control," in which my good friend Brett Joshpe argues for more gun control following the Newtown tragedy. Gun Rights are Inalienable and Natural There is nothing "lazy" about characterizing the inalienable right to defend self, family, and property, and the right to hunt, as "natural rights." Preaching from their ivory towers (typically capitol buildings, college campuses, gated communities, and urban apartments), gun control proponents casually dismiss the dire consequences of disarming...
  • Cliff avoided: Congress staves off tax hikes

    01/01/2013 9:13:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 1, 2013 11:37 PM EST | David Espo and Alan Fram
    Past its own New Year’s deadline, a weary Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a national “fiscal cliff” of middle class tax increases and spending cuts late Tuesday night in the culmination of a struggle that strained America's divided government to the limit. The bill’s passage on a bipartisan 257-167 vote in the House sealed a hard-won political triumph for the president less than two months after he secured re-election while calling for higher taxes on the wealthy. Moments later, Obama strode into the White House briefing room and declared, “Thanks to the votes of Republicans and Democrats...
  • My Dad (82y/o) is "Too Stubborn", Won't Leave Decrepit Empty Nest!!

    01/01/2013 9:11:57 PM PST · by San Rafael Blue · 72 replies
    Jan 1st 2013 | Floyd A. Logan
    I'm sure other middle-aged adults are going through similar situations. I live on the west coast, but hail from back east, Michigan, to be precise. I grew up in a huge bricked home with full basement, attic, four bedrooms two bathrooms. I am still very close to my three siblings and to Dad. St. Cecilia, The Catholic grade school we attended is still functioning, and only two blocks from the house. Daddy attends 9am Mass each Sunday. My Mother passed away about 20 years ago. The 'Problem' is that our sweet old family home is completely falling apart, inside and...
  • Pete Sessions only Republican in North Texas to vote for Fiscal Cliff bill

    01/01/2013 9:10:33 PM PST · by Arec Barrwin · 22 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | January 1, 2013 | Arec Barrwin
    Pete Sessions makes me sick - he's voted RINO every single time. I'll be supporting his opponent next time or not voting for him.
  • Uganda’s Anti-Gay Bill Is a Smoke Screen Obscuring Deeper Problems

    01/01/2013 9:06:36 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 32 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 15 December 2012 | Jocelyn Edwards
    An evergreen bill imposing life imprisonment on gays is arguably nothing more than an ugly diversion in the hands of politicians eager to avoid real problems, writes Jocelyn Edwards. Rebecca Kadaga, Uganda’s speaker of parliament, broke her pledge to pass the country’s infamous anti-gay bill before the year’s end on Friday, as the lawmakers in the small East African nation broke for the holidays without debating the legislation. And so, a population found in one survey to be 96 percent opposed to homosexuality won’t get the odious “Christmas gift” she had promised. But for the government, however, that hardly matters....
  • Britain - and Prince Harry - are failing in Afghanistan, says warlord

    01/01/2013 8:49:35 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 01 Jan 2013 | Peter Oborne,
    One of Afghanistan's most feared and wanted warlords has warned that the country could collapse into a murderous civil war after the withdrawal of Nato troops next year. [snip] "The British prince comes to Afghanistan to kill innocent Afghans while he is drunk. He wants to hunt down Mujaheddin with his helicopter rockets without any shame.But he does not understand this simple fact that the hunting of Afghan lions and eagles is not that easy! Jackals cannot hunt lions. During the Mujaheddin attack on the American base the Prince saw that he was the one about to be hunted and...
  • Are You Going To Remain A Republican? (Vanity)

    01/01/2013 8:49:29 PM PST · by Artcore · 127 replies
    Artcore | Artcore
    Are You Going To Remain A Republican in light of today's gutless actions by both the Senate and House? This was the last straw for me; I'm done! I will be switching my party affiliation tomorrow.
  • The Obsolete Man

    01/01/2013 8:43:07 PM PST · by KittenClaws · 35 replies
    01-01-2013 | KittenClaws
    Every New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, a treat. Is offered to those who subscribe to the ScyFy channel - a Twilight Zone marathon. Being of a certain age, I tune in. I've always loved the show, Rod Serling was a man ahead of his time, IMO. But I'd like to talk about a particular episode, one not only ahead of its time (as many TZ episodes), but timelyaswell.
  • Fiscal Cliff Deal Limps Across Finish Line in House

    01/01/2013 8:36:34 PM PST · by GVnana · 180 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 1/1/2013 | Daniel Newhauser
    The Congress that convened two years ago under the war cries of the tea party is slowly coming to an end with a Champagne-less whimper on New Year’s Day 2013. The House voted late Tuesday evening, in a rare holiday session, to pass a fiscal cliff bill brokered without the involvement of the GOP majority and with far less than half of their votes. The bill (HR 8) was amended by the Senate in the early morning hours on an 89-8 vote, carrying language crafted over the holiday weekend by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Vice President...
  • Nation needs a new agenda on guns

    01/01/2013 8:33:50 PM PST · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    The Des Moines Register | December 29, 2012 | Donald Kaul
    Link only per agreement with Gannett. ArticleReader comments
  • Study suggests lower death risk for the overweight

    01/01/2013 8:28:12 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    ny times ^ | 1-1-13 | Pam Belluck
    A century ago, Elsie Scheel was the perfect woman. So said a 1912 article in The New York Times about how Scheel, 24, was chosen by the "medical examiner of the 400 "coeds"' at Cornell University as a woman "whose very presence bespeaks perfect health." Scheel, however, was hardly model-thin. At 5 feet 7 and 171 pounds, she would, by today's medical standards, be clearly overweight. (Her body mass index was 27; 25 to 29.9 is overweight.) But a new report suggests that Scheel may have been onto something. The report on nearly 3 million people found that those whose...
  • 95.9 The Ranch Is The Greatest Radio Station Ever.

    01/01/2013 8:15:02 PM PST · by Drew68 · 33 replies
    Streaming available. I just can't believe how incredibly awesome this radio station is!!!! Yes, I've had several beers tonight...
  • IT'S OFFICIAL: HOUSE PASSES FISCAL CLIFF BILL

    01/01/2013 8:07:58 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 239 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/01/2013 | Joe Weisenthal and Grace Wyler
    After a long day of fiscal cliff chaos, the House will finally hold a vote tonight on the fiscal cliff bill passed by the Senate early Tuesday. The decision to hold an up-down vote virtually guarantees passage of the bill, which would extend the Bush tax hikes for households earning under $450,000. that the bill will pass. For most of the day, House Republicans have said that they could not support the bill without spending cuts, but by Tuesday night it was clear that GOP leaders could not come up with the votes to pass an amendment to add those...
  • REPUBLICAN HORROR NEW YEAR

    01/01/2013 8:06:44 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 94 replies
    The Drudge Report ^ | Tuesday, January 1, 2013
    REPUBLICAN HORROR NEW YEAR
  • House to vote on Senate-passed fiscal crisis billdespite conservative qualms-$620B hikes,$15B cuts

    01/01/2013 8:06:11 PM PST · by Jeff Winston · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 1, 2013 | Fox News
    Washington – House leaders are planning to call a vote on the Senate-passed fiscal crisis bill as early as Tuesday night, moving ahead despite the concerns of rank-and-file Republicans about the lack of spending cuts in the package. The House began its debate on the bill Tuesday evening. Lawmakers were moving quickly, after Republicans spent the day weighing their options... If they are to act on the bill, they have less than two days before a new congressional class is sworn in. House Speaker John Boehner had earlier presented members with two options... The first would be to craft an...