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  • Dear Gwyneth: Your Goop ‘energy stickers’ are not made with NASA material — NASA

    06/23/2017 7:29:04 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Lindsey Bever
    “Human bodies operate at an ideal energetic frequency, but everyday stresses and anxiety can throw off our internal balance, depleting our energy reserves and weakening our immune systems,” Goop said. Body Vibes claims the stickers create a “calming effect” that alleviates “physical tension and anxiety.” The company also says they help clear skin. The stickers are sold in packages of 10 for $60 or 24 for $120. ... NASA spokeswoman Tabatha Thompson told The Washington Post on Friday that, actually, NASA does not use carbon fiber anywhere in the spacesuits. It appeared by Friday morning that Goop had removed the...
  • 2017 04 23 John Haller's "Super Mighty" Prophecy Update (video)

    04/25/2017 1:22:15 PM PDT · by Lera · 4 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | 4/23/17 | John Haller
    We are certainly living in interesting time. During this week's update, entitled the "Super Mighty Update", John looks at the world food situation, a seminar on LGBTQ-(XYZ) issues by the National Union of Teachers (NUT)'s, the situation with Erdogen and the rise of Turkey, the crazy teachings of Victoria Osteen and Steven Furtick, and the ultimate little crazy man from North Korea who vows to order a "Super-Mighty Preemptive Strike" that will "turn the USA to ashes." John's solemn conclusion is one of not only our own vertical alignment with our Creator, but one that is beckoning us to seek...
  • Cannabis Industry Attracts More Mainstream Investors as Business Grows

    04/15/2017 11:24:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 115 replies
    Variety ^ | April 12, 2017 | Nick Clement
    With the legal cannabis industry generating $6.9 billion in sales in 2016, up 34% from 2015, it’s a no-brainer to say that much is at stake as the business inevitably grows. Much like the independent movie biz, the cannabis industry attracts investors looking for high-risk, high-reward investments, and as marijuana goes more mainstream, so does the funding mechanisms for the industry’s businesses. Just recently, numerous investment firms have cropped up, announcing themselves as major entities in the billion-dollar industry. The opportunities are wide-ranging: Everything from exotic strains of marijuana to concentrated edibles to topical creams fortified with CBD extracts, as...
  • A Bay Area Gym Wants You to Get Sweaty and Stoned

    02/25/2017 9:03:42 AM PST · by Mariner · 27 replies
    Outside Magazine ^ | February 24th, 2017 | By: Chris Colin
    To understand what inspires Jim McAlpine, a fit and exuberant 46-year-old, you must conjure an image of the American stoner. Are you picturing someone heavy-lidded, couch-bound, and struggling to make an animated GIF of that Big Lebowski scene without knocking his bong off the coffee table? That stereotype drives McAlpine crazy, and he’s made it his mission to change it. This spring, the surfer, skier, and weed lover will open the world’s first cannabis fitness center in San Francisco. Power Plant Fitness will be a premier gym, McAlpine says, not just a hangout for potheads. Though, to be clear, there...
  • Trump predicts a ‘massive recession’ but intends to eliminate the national debt in 8 years

    04/02/2016 4:22:32 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 148 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 02, 2016 | Bob Woodward and Robert Costa
    Donald Trump said in an interview that economic conditions are so perilous that the country is headed for a “very massive recession” and that “it’s a terrible time right now” to invest in the stock market, embracing a distinctly gloomy view of the economy that counters mainstream economic forecasts. The New York billionaire dismissed concern that his comments — which are exceedingly unusual, if not unprecedented, for a major party front-runner — could potentially affect financial markets. Over the course of the discussion, the candidate made clear that he would govern in the same nontraditional way that he has campaigned,...
  • Mike Huckabee Says Ted Cruz "Constantly Changes Positions" On Plenty Of Issues

    01/28/2016 9:06:47 AM PST · by jpsb · 29 replies
    Brody File ^ | jan 28, 2016 | David Brody
    "The reasons you supported me eight years ago, I've not changed one position. You don't have video of me saying two different things. You don't have video of me saying something different in Marshalltown Iowa than I said in Manhattan. If I said it in Washington, I said it in Waukee (Iowa)
  • Huckabee on Cruz: The country needs a leader, not a lawyer

    01/13/2016 9:35:57 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 55 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1/12/2016
    "Look, Ted's a great lawyer," Huckabee said Tuesday about Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. "But I don't think American needs a good lawyer right now, it needs a good leader. My question to you would be can you name me what efforts (Cruz) has been a leader in ... He's been a senator. He's been a lawyer and a lobbyist ... What has Ted Cruz done in his life that prepares him to be president of the United States?" Huckabee's comments came during a 12-minute exchange with Joseph Brown, pastor of Marion Avenue Baptist Church in Washington, Iowa. Brown, who started...
  • Study: Many herbal supplements aren't what the label says

    02/05/2015 12:56:49 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 77 replies
    AP via Yahoo! Finance ^ | February 3, 2015 | Mary Esch
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Bottles of Walmart-brand echinacea, an herb said to ward off colds, were found to contain no echinacea at all. GNC-brand bottles of St. John's wort, touted as a cure for depression, held rice, garlic and a tropical houseplant, but not a trace of the herb. In fact, DNA testing on hundreds of bottles of store-brand herbal supplements sold as treatments for everything from memory loss to prostate trouble found that four out of five contained none of the herbs on the label. Instead, they were packed with cheap fillers such as wheat, rice, beans or houseplants.
  • Batteriser is a $2.50 gadget that extends disposable battery life by 800 percent

    06/03/2015 2:58:05 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    PC World ^ | 06/01/15 | Jon Phillips
    “The Batteriser has boost circuitry that will boost the voltage from 0.6 volts to 1.5 volts and will maintain voltage at 1.5—which is a brand new battery,” Roohparvar says. “There’s actually no IP [intellectual property] in the boost circuitry. Our technology is really a miniaturization technique that allows us to build the sleeve. We have some IP in some of the IC circuits that are in there, but the key is we’ve been able to miniaturize the boost circuit to a point that no one else has been able to achieve. “ To prove that he’s not peddling snake oil,...
  • Huckabee skipping Iowa Straw Poll

    05/21/2015 5:51:08 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/21/2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-Ark.) will skip the Iowa Straw Poll in 2016, he confirmed in an op-ed for The Des Moines Register in which he questions the relevancy of the poll that helped spur his 2008 bid “I have concluded this year's Iowa straw poll will serve only to weaken conservative candidates and further empower the Washington ruling class and their hand-picked candidates,” he wrote. “It's clear that pitting conservative candidates with limited resources against each other in a non-binding and expensive summer straw poll battle, while allowing billionaire-backed establishment candidates to sit out, will only wound and weaken...
  • The next energy revolution won’t be in wind or solar. It will be in our brains.

    01/22/2015 1:18:48 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 22, 2015 | By Chris Mooney
    This is the first in a three-part series titled “Your Brain on Energy” for our new Energy and Environment coverage. In the arid lands of the Mojave Desert, Marine regimental commander Jim Caley traveled alongside a 24-mile stretch of road and saw trucks, tanks and armored tracked vehicles all idling in the heat — and wasting enormous amounts of expensive fuel. Caley had already led forces in Iraq, and at the time was charged with seven battalions comprising 7,000 Marines. But this was a new and different challenge. Overseeing a major spring 2013 training exercise at the Marine Corps’ Twentynine...
  • EDITORIAL: Beware the Ebola snake-oil remedies

    11/05/2014 8:34:46 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 4, 2014 | The Washington Times
    The quality of mercy is always strained, but snake oil comes raw and unfiltered, harvested from ever more lethal snakes. You might think the accounts of the suffering of those stricken with the Ebola virus would soften the hearts of snake-oil salesmen. But the more horrific the suffering, the more inspired the sales pitches. The con men are flooding the Internet and some homeopathic health stores with tonics and elixirs that boast of miraculous powers to prevent or cure sickness from the Ebola virus. The grim fact is that there is neither a preventative nor a cure. Josephine P. Briggs,...
  • Marijuana Demystified: 5 Health Myths Debunked

    08/20/2014 10:40:32 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 266 replies
    Medical Daily ^ | Aug 20, 2014 | Anthony Rivas
    Like it or not, marijuana use has increased exponentially since President Nixon declared a war no drugs in 1971. Today, marijuana — or weed, pot, cannabis, Mary Jane — is the third most popular recreational drug in the United States, behind only alcohol and tobacco. Upward of 24 million people have used it, based on the latest estimates, with 14 million using it regularly. But despite a growing warmth toward the drug, and two states (Washington and Colorado) legalizing its recreational use, there are still some people on the fence about its safety and usefulness. So, to educate you nonbelievers...
  • World no Longer Buys Obama's Snake Oil - Majority Runs Medicine Show out of Town

    08/01/2014 1:50:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    August 1, 2014
    I was watching Obama's medicine show the other day - the jive, gesturing and smirk. As usual he was surrounded by an obliging audience planted behind him to smile, laugh and cheer for the cameras. Again he goaded Congress, the GOP, the "haters" - saying he'd have to do his job because they wouldn't. His medicine show is flat, forced and fake. The American people know it. The world knows it. Is it possible that the Congress sees it too?
  • Medical marijuana: Here's a look at differing approaches in Minnesota House, Senate

    05/05/2014 8:28:37 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 5-5-14 | Christopher Snowbeck
    With medical marijuana bills advancing at the Minnesota Capitol, both supporters and critics have been invoking the phrase "Wild West" when debating the merits of legislation. Without more scientific evidence about risks and benefits, the prospect of legalized medical marijuana "would be kind of like the Wild West of medicine," argued Sen. Carla Nelson, R-Rochester, during a hearing in April. In a Senate committee last week, Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, used the metaphor in a different way -- arguing that desperate patients currently face a Wild West situation of buying marijuana on the street, without knowing what they're getting. "Or...
  • Has anyone wondered...how did Glenn Beck get wealthy so quickly?

    04/25/2014 6:47:35 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 89 replies
    4/25/2014 | me
    I have wondered about Beck for a while, but loved his exposure of the communist network in the US. Since he left FOX...he seems to have changed...and the immediate disregard to the Bundy situation really made me sick. Beck didn't even give the guy the benefit of the doubt and touted the NYT version. I know he has risen to fame since 2001, ghost written several books, had rallies, etc....but to have a network, now? A base in NY....a major website (so buggy and full of cookies it puts me off). Does anyone else find this strange? And claims to...
  • fake faint

    10/23/2013 10:57:36 AM PDT · by Stalwart · 68 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 22, 2013 | Lady Patriots
    Brief video (3:19) analysis of the Rose Garden fainting episode.
  • Obama sold voters bill of goods on health care

    10/08/2013 9:44:44 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 74 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 10/7/13 | Debra J. Saunders
    As a candidate for president, Barack Obama sold his signature universal health care plan with the promise that it would "cut the cost of a typical family's premium by up to $2,500 a year." Now that the Affordable Care Act exchanges are open for business, voters are finding that the biggest problem with Obamacare isn't that some Web sites crashed last week but that the Obama promise of big savings for the average family was too good to be true. Now that the exchanges are open for business, people who already have individual coverage have something new to not like:...
  • Conservatives float new plan to delay Obamacare by one year [watch the other hand, folks]

    09/12/2013 1:52:19 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    House conservatives are coalescing around an alternative plan that would delay implementation of Obamacare by one year and use the money saved to restore the sequester-mandated spending cuts, in exchange for approving either a must-pass budget bill or legislation to raise the debt ceiling. The concept was hatched by conservative House Republicans disappointed with a GOP leadership proposal that would send to the Senate a budget bill that funds the government beyond Sept. 30 but allows the Democratic chamber to approve that spending while simultaneously voting down an attached amendment stripping all funding for the Affordable Care Act. Conservative activists...
  • July 1934: See-Saw Rocks Dead Back to Life (U.K. Advertisement, Photo)

    06/11/2013 6:58:56 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies
    Retronaut ^ | July 1934 | Retronaut
    ... The machine produces 10 to 15 see-saw motions a minute to induce an exact imitation of natural breathing. It works automatically once the patient is balanced on the light metal frame.