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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Lice can be nice to us


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Lice can be nice to us

Parasite infestations might have a good side. Wild mice from a Nottinghamshire forest have given experts at the University of Nottingham clues as to the importance of some parasites, such as lice, for the conditioning of a "natural" immune system.


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Thursday, April 23, 2009

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Hello Kitty Beer is sure to catch your guy's attention


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Hello Kitty Beer is sure to catch your guy's attention

You know that you can never get the men in your life to appreciate Hello Kitty and you have probably given up on these efforts that are bound to be futile. But here comes the Hello Kitty Beer. We...


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CIA Confirms That Waterboarding Produced High Value Information


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CIA Confirms That Waterboarding Produced High Value Information

You know what's really amazing? That we have to have this conversation over a technique performed on three Al Qaeda members over 6 years ago, because those on the Left are still stuck on stupid. CIA Confirms: Waterboarding 9/11 Mastermind...




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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Opposition grows to Obama legal adviser nominee Koh



 
 

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In writings, speeches, and interviews, Koh contends that helping forge international agreements, participating in the United Nations, and supporting international war crime tribunals are in the best interests of the United States.

 
 

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Monday, April 20, 2009

Apparently We Can Turn Carbon Dioxide Into Eco-Friendly Biofuels Now [Green]


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Apparently We Can Turn Carbon Dioxide Into Eco-Friendly Biofuels Now [Green]

Singaporean researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology have devised a way to convert carbon dioxide into clean-burning biofuel methanol, using a safe, non-toxic process. Has mankind defeated the final boss of Global Warming?

This scientific discovery was printed in the renowned chemistry journal Angewandte Chemie, who deemed the breakthrough as "very important." According to Gizmag, "scientists have been able to make carbon dioxide react with a stable organocatalyst called N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) under mild conditions in dry air." After that, a dash of silica and a touch of hydrogen are added in, where the entire mixture is subjected to hydrolysis to produce the methanol.

The most promising part is that this NHC is a supposedly abundant gas. So here's hoping we actually see this move past the idea stage. [Gizmag]









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Obama mocks GOP criticism


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Obama mocks GOP criticism

Very nice. Conservative criticism of Obama's foreign policy approach is so patently ridiculous, that he's now openly mocking the wingers freaking out over his handshake with Hugo Chavez.

Venezuela is a country whose defense budget is probably 1/600th of the United States'. They own Citgo. It's unlikely that as a consequence of me shaking hands or having a polite conversation with Mr. Chavez that we are endangering the strategic interests of the United States. I don't think anybody can find any evidence that that would do so. Even within this imaginative crowd, I think you would be hard-pressed to paint a scenario in which U.S. interests would be damaged as a consequence of us having a more constructive relationship with Venezuela.

Greg Sargent:

It's worth recalling that there was a time when Dems would quake with fear about national security attacks coming from the right, let alone respond to them with outright mockery. In this sense, Obama's tone underscores how much the political climate has shifted on such matters.

It's also a sign of his confidence that the public is with him — and has little trust in the Republicans — even on questions of national security. He appears to feel on solid enough ground that he can respond to the basic ideas underlying Republican efforts to depict him as weak with little more than contempt and derision.

Me, I'm still chuckling at "this imaginative crowd".





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Scholars Reject Obama's Stance on Warrantless Cell-Phone Records


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Scholars Reject Obama's Stance on Warrantless Cell-Phone Records

Two legal experts dispute the Obama administration's position that the Fourth Amendment does not apply to cell-site records. Cell-site data maintained by phone companies tracks the whereabouts of mobile-phone users.



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The military, in an attempt to keep one step ahead of the enemy, unveils its newest secret weapon: the iPod touch...wait...wut? [Amusing]



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Finish lien is dat wai.


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Finish lien is dat wai. kthx


slo nd sure winz teh race.


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Abraham Lincoln was born a Muslim, says filmmaker. He chose to live by Islamic edicts like abolishing organized slavery; establishing equality of all human beings, democracy and accountability [Strange]



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6 things that could ruin Twitter (and 5 that won't)



 
 

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via www.computerworld.com on 4/20/09

If you're a Twitter user, enjoy its many great qualities while they last, because they may not, writes columnist Mike Elgan. He finds several threats to Twitter, but also some that could be opportunities.

 
 

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SlumDog Millionaire Child For Sale by her Father


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SlumDog Millionaire Child For Sale by her Father

The child featured in the movie is apparently up for sale by her father for $295,000.



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"The United Nations global racism meeting is the first for eight years. Naturally it will discuss the evil racism of jews, the barbarism of jews, the slaughter of children by jews, and the destruction of civilisations by jews" [Asinine]



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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Oh, here’s your



 
 

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Oh, here's your problem … The computer is missing

kittehs gud at findin problumz.

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Ex-CIA chief: Obama risks national security



 
 

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via CNN.com on 4/19/09

A former head of the CIA slammed President Obama on Sunday for releasing four Bush-era memos, saying the new president has compromised national security. Michael Hayden said releasing the memos outlining terror interrogation methods emboldened terrorist groups such as al Qaeda.

 
 

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