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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

11 December - iGoogle

Cairo sunsetCairo sunset (Photo credit: selva)
All Things Considered NPR

American Water Intelligence

Umbulan Spring Water Project
Thousands march in Egypt rallies
Thousands of demonstrators are rallying in the Egyptian capital Cairo ahead of a referendum on a controversial new constitution.  

Nelson Mandela has lung infection
Blog of Rights ACLU
What the Supreme Court’s Decision to Hear a Challenge to DOMA Should Mean for Same-Sex Bi-National Couples

Evidence suggests election robocalls were targeted, court hears

Chinese miners asked to pay for Canadian jobs

How to enable pinch-to-zoom in Gmail on your Android device
Remains found at Rivera crash site
Investigators have found human remains at the site of a crash in northern Mexico believed to have killed Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera, but...  

Nelson Mandela has lung infection
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Taxes: British Columbians are ready to talk

CETA and the implications for health care
Carbon Farmers of Australia
No one steals my "Meth"!

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
Super Bowl Fans Challenged to Geaux Green

Statement on Doha Climate Talks
Circle of Blue water news
The Stream, December 11: World Resources at “Critical Juncture”

Andrew Grice: 'Man or mouse' reshuffle has not magically created a Tory majority

Grace Dent: Andy dangles from a rope and we all yawn. It's time to downgrade this expensive blowhard
Common Dreams
And Our Vote For the Vilest And/Or Most Clueless Ad Placement Ever Goes to...

Hostess' 'Betrayal Without Remedy' Just Got Worse
Daily Bell
Power Elite Bans Classic Books in US, Seeks Exclusive Narrative

Vatican Calls for Global Genocide
Daily Galaxy
"We May be Living in a Massive Computer-Generated Universe" --Physicists Say Its Reality Can Now Be Tested"We May be Living in a Massive Computer-Generated Universe" --Physicists Say Its Reality Can Now Be Tested
Sulfate-Feeding Microbes Active in Earth's Oceans 2.7 Billion Years AgoSulfate-Feeding Microbes Active in Earth's Oceans 2.7 Billion Years Ago
Spectacular Hypergiant Star Found Passing Through "Forbidden Zone"Spectacular Hypergiant Star Found Passing Through "Forbidden Zone"
Image of the Day: Ancient Peruvian Nazca Lines --New Research Says "Still An Enigma" Image of the Day: Ancient Peruvian Nazca Lines --New Research Says "Still An Enigma"
Using Light to Transmit Information --A Seminal New BreakthroughUsing Light to Transmit Information --A Seminal New Breakthrough

Democracy Now!
Charles Glass on Syria's Mutual Destruction and the Unconvincing Fears of Assad's Chemical Weapons

Michigan GOP Push Through Anti-Union, Elite-Backed "Right-to-Work" Law Before House Majority Shrinks
Brain Cells Made from Urine: DNews Nugget
Kidney epithelial cells in urine can be turned into pluripotent stem cells, which can grow into any cell in the body.  

Labyrinth Lies Within Mysterious Desert Drawing
EPA Radiation News
EPA Finalizes Cleanup Plan for Diaz Chemical Superfund Site; $12 Million Spent to Date

EPA Releases Plan to Remove Lead at Raritan Bay Superfund Site in Old Bridge and Sayreville, New Jersey; Public Hearing to Take Place Oct. 17 in Old Bridge
EPA Water Science
Final National Recommended Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Carbaryl--2012

2012 Beach Grants
Food and Water Watch
Fracking Companies Seek Exemption from Democracy

Out-of-Date Sliced Apples Recalled

Urge Pharmaceutical Companies to Manage Safe Drug Disposal
FreakOut Nation
Well duh!: Most voters polled believe that Santa Claus is a Democrat

Gulf of Mexico

Environment: New study shows dispersant makes oil up to 52 times ...
Guardian UK
Syrian opposition to unveil aid plans
Millions of dollars worth of humanitarian aid to be moved rapidly into the most deprived areas, says Syrian National CoalitionThe leaders of...  

Silvio Berlusconi launches election campaign with attack on Mario Monti
Y’all See The McDonald’s Beatdown Video Yet?

MICHIGAN: Union Goons Attack Americans For Prosperity Tent With Knives
How To
How to Get Rid of Home Odors Using Vanilla Extract
Whether you want to remove cooking or foul odors from your home, using regular vanilla extract and an oven safe skillet will get the job done...  

How to Make Snowflakes from an Empty Toilet Paper Roll
Inside Facbook
Facebook approves new Data Use Policy, Statement of Rights and Responsibilities
Facebook today instated a new Data Use Policy and Statement of Rights and Responsibilities that will allow the company to share information with...  

Facebook tries new ‘recommended pages’ section to get users to Like more
The Big Text Home Screen

How Much Time Do You Spend Online Each Day?
US-Iran Settlement Requires Looking Beyond Netanyahu’s Goals

Worrying Development Ahead of Resumed Talks with Iran
Democrats threaten violence on Michigan House floor (Washington Examiner)

McConnell highly unpopular (Tom Jensen/Public Policy Polling)
Steve Munro
Metrolinx Meeting Wrapup — December 2012

Seafood Sleuthing Reveals Pervasive Fish Fraud In New York City

Kids' Eating Binges Could Signal Other Problems Ahead
12-126: NRC to Discuss San Onofre Unit 2 Restart Proposal with Southern California Edison in Rockville, Md., on Dec. 18

III-12-042: NRC Schedules Public Meeting for December 11 to Discuss Palisades Corrective Actions and NRC Oversight
New Scientist
Today on New Scientist: 11 December 2012

How hacking a mosquito's heart could eradicate malaria
News 24
Court: Inmates must get proper healthcare
Prison authorities have a duty to minimise disease transmission, the Constitutional Court has ruled.  

Santa kicks the habit in time for Xmas
Obama Conspiracy Theories
Obots abandon NC HQ after Taitz exposé

Taitz v. Supreme Court
Open Channel
Dental chain accused of hurting kids, bilking taxpayers
By Talesha Reynolds and Lisa MyersNBC NewsVisits to the dentist can be upsetting for little children, but when Autum Archuleta took her son Nathan...  

Open Secrets
Capital Eye Opener, Dec. 11: Banks in Potentially Crippling Lawsuits, A Cultural Misunderstanding Over Wal-Mart Lobbying, and the Death Star Petition

What's Your Favourite Dilip Kumar Song?

The Second Exile, December 6, 1992
Pain is so close to pleasure

Cops to Congress: We need logs of Americans’ text messages
What Happens When You Send Out Your Newsletter?
Here's what happens to our traffic every week when we send our newsletter #BlogChat twitter.com/problogger/sta…— Darren Rowse (@problogger)...  

Is Your Blog Ready for 2013?
Payvand Iran News
Tehran museum restoring royal robe of Tajolmoluk Pahlavi

Concern grows for detained Iranian opposition leaders
Pesticide Action Network
Why we honor International Human Rights Day

Pesticide harms are global — & often invisible
Philippines News
Philippines faces bright prospects for 2013

‘A church of 100 walls’ rises in Cebu
Political MoJo | Mother Jones
We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for December 11, 2012

Most Americans Are Still Too Fat to Defend America
( Take a look at the effects of GM foods - which I think we can safely assume is fed 
'the troops' )

 Politics Security Secrecy

The Global 99% Movement: Following Hitler's State Secrecy Policy ...
Psychology Today
Ho Ho Hanukkah!


Science Daily
Fish have enormous nutrient impacts on marine ecosystems, study finds

An older Vega: New insights about the star all others are measured by
Scientific American
Uncommon Time: What Makes Dave Brubeck's Unorthodox Jazz Stylings So Appealing?

Global Trends 2030: U.S. Leadership in a Post-Western World [Live stream]
Star Online
Pahang-S’gor raw water transfer project 66% ready, state assembly told

Thai-Malaysia border pass now valid for one year
How to watch TED Live

3 moments in 2012 that show YouTube may soon overtake traditional news sources

National Security Bosses Still Claiming It Would Violate National Security To Tell You If They Violate Your Privacy
Texas Politics

GOP leaders announce new initiatives to curb sexual abuse of children
Two separate initiatives to crack down on child abuse in Texas were unveiled Tuesday, one ...  

David Simpson announces run for speaker of Texas House
This Week in Science
Platelets Poison Parasites

Atomic Layers from Solution
Regional uprisings should distance themselves from global arrogance - Ayatollah Khamenei
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that regional uprisings should distance themselves from...  

EU offers Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia rapprochement boost
USA Today
Trayvon Martin: Typical teen or troublemaker?

Unexplained Mysteries
Dimitry Medvedev muses on 'alien' files

Plants able to grow without gravity
Web MD

Vision Problems Rising Rapidly in the U.S.
The diabetes and obesity epidemics may be fueling a dramatic rise in the number of people with vision problems, a new study suggests.  

Generic Drug May Ease Autism in Children
White House
Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, 12/11/2012

Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate

Iran Disinfo Watch: The AP Gets Thrown Another Curveball
TORONTO - A new study reveals that the new SARS-like virus which has been causing infections in the Middle East behaves unusually in laboratory testing. The unexpected behaviour of the virus may help to explain the pattern of spread of the cases so far, ...
Canadian health care providers need to focus more on offering "culturally competent care" and creating "culturally safe" environments for Aboriginal peoples, who tend to avoid seeking medical care because of factors such as negative stereotypes and ...
Alberta's former health minister heard complaints about queue-jumping, but didn't investigate and never saw anything proven, an inquiry has heard. The testimony of Ron Liepert, who left office earlier this year and is now a lobbyist, came as a series of ...
Hassan Rasouli — a 60-year-old Iranian immigrant living in Toronto — is in a coma and would be unable to breathe without the help of a ventilator. His doctors say he has no chance of recovery and should be moved to palliative care; his family disagrees.
A new study finds that even a small amount of smoking nearly doubles a woman's risk of sudden cardiac death. Photograph by: File Photo , Postmedia News. Even small amounts of smoking appears to nearly double a woman's risk of sudden cardiac death, ...
The B.C. Coroners Service will investigate the death of a 91-year-old man who had been found seriously ill after being left alone for several days in a Summerland care home two weeks ago. Alfredo Bonaldi died late in the evening of Dec. 7 at Penticton ...
Health officials say there are no active cases of tuberculosis among students tested for exposure to the disease at the University of Saskatchewan, although many students have yet to be tested. The university contacted 589 students who shared classes with a ...
Members of the next mission to the International Space Station, U.S. astrona

Rochelle Riley: Unions need to remind us about history and why they matter so ... - Detroit Free Press

WH, Boehner trade new "fiscal cliff" proposals - CBS News
  • US military space plane launches
    The mysterious US military space plane X-37B launches in Florida for the third unmanned flight in a secretive test programme.
  • Honey bees' genetic code unlocked
    Researchers believe they have unlocked the genetic secrets as to why honey bees are so sensitive to environmental change.
  • Porcupine's prickly mystery solved
    Porcupine quills easily penetrate flesh but prove hard to remove due to microscopic barbs, scientists say.
  • Rhino anti-poaching deal signed
    South Africa signs a deal with Vietnam to fight the escalating illicit trade in rhino horn, used in traditional medicine in Asian countries.
  • FSA 'misgivings' over carbon deal
    The City regulator says it has "deep misgivings" about high-pressure sales of carbon credit investments.
  • Tributes flow in for Sir Patrick
    Stars from the world of showbusiness and science have been paying tribute to the late Sir Patrick Moore who died on Sunday aged 89.
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