Thomas Paine

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

Saturday, December 15, 2012

15 December - iGoogle

A 19th century footbridge in Forest Park. Thou...A 19th century footbridge in Forest Park. Though the bridge is little used today, many of the park's early visitors rode the streetcar from the city, got off at the Laclede Pavilion and, after a short walk, entered the park over this bridge. (The Laclede Pavilion, which was torn down in 1938, was near the corner of Kingshighway and Lindell) The footbridge was built in 1885 and restored in 1994. I took this picture myself and reserve no rights to this image. Bluelion 21:36, 15 May 2004 (UTC) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Light Rail, St. Louis, MissouriLight Rail, St. Louis, Missouri (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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All Things Considered - NPR
Newtown Holds Prayer Vigil For Shooting Victims

American Water Intelligence
Umbulan Spring Water Project

BBC
US massacre victims identified
All 20 children who died in a shooting in Connecticut were aged between six and seven, and appear to have been shot several times, officials say. 
Body of Kate nurse taken to India

  • Wind farm impact to be examined
    The firm behind a planned offshore wind farm on the south coast of England says it will look to see how it can "mitigate" campaigners' concerns.
  • IPCC critical of report leak
    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change criticises a blogger who publishes a draft version of its next report.


Blog of Rights - ACLU
Velez Hearing Day 3: A Portrait of Constitutionally Inadequate Counsel

CBC
Will Connecticut shooting change U.S. support for gun rights?

CNET
ESPN to embed sports instant-replay videos in tweets

CNN
Pearlman: I think Bobby Petrino is slime
Jeff Pearlman says he wouldn't trust new Western Kentucky football coach Bobby Petrino with his dog. 
The victims

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
BC's water and hydroelectricity: more fragile than we might think

Carbon Farmers of Australia
Look out for Outliers! They prove it!

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
Doha Climate Conference - COP 18

Circle of Blue water news
Erin Huber

Commentators
Grace Dent: Andy dangles from a rope and we all yawn. It's time to downgrade this expensive blowhard

Common Dreams
One More Time

Daily Bell
Shock: Onion Takes Aim at Official 9/11 Story

Daily Galaxy
Did Comets Deliver Amino Acids Needed for the Origin of Life on Earth? (Weekend Feature)Did Comets Deliver Amino Acids Needed for the Origin of Life on Earth? (Weekend Feature)
Weird Physics of Black Hole Jets --Some Exceed 99.9% Speed of Light Reaching Out Millions of Light YearsWeird Physics of Black Hole Jets --Some Exceed 99.9% Speed of Light Reaching Out Millions of Light Years
"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
Fundamental Constant of the Universe --"Same After Seven-Billion Years" Fundamental Constant of the Universe --"Same After Seven-Billion Years"
Bright X-Ray Sources Reveal Hidden Supermassive Black Holes --More Common than ThoughtBright X-Ray Sources Reveal Hidden Supermassive Black Holes --More Common than Thought




Democracy Now!
Dean Baker: The Biggest Myth in Obama-GOP Spending Showdown is the "Fiscal Cliff" Itself

Discovery
Drilling for a 2,000-Year-Old Ice Core
The ice core will give experts access to some of the most detailed records yet of past climate. 
Google Maps, Apple Maps, What Each Can't Find

Food and Water watch
Pollution Trading: Cashing Out Our Clean Air and Water

food consumer
Vitamin D deficiency linked to higher risk of breast cancer

ForceChange


Reduce Air Pollution and Save Lives

FreakOut Nation


OK – Is it time YET? Can we FINALLY discuss Guns?

Guardian UK


Newtown school shooting: victims' names revealed – as it happened
Police in Newtown release the names of 20 children and six adults killed in the shooting at Sandy Hook elementary schoolMatt WellsTom McCarthy 
Egyptians vote on divisive constitution

Hayride
PETER SCHWEIZER: A Trillion Dollar Tax Increase That Republicans And Obama Should Agree To

Inside Facebook
Facebook roundup: cybersecurity, Android development, Instagram, FBX and more
Facebook works with FBI to take down cyber-criminals – Facebook helped the Federal Bureau of Investigation bring down a cyber-criminal ring... 
Facebook hires: Instagram safety lead, executive protection, UX researcher, more

Lifehacker
Recycle Broken Glass Ornaments Into New Ornaments

LobeLog
Hagel on Iran in November 2010

MetroMetro
Weekend Hot Topic, part 2: Reinventing multiplayer
GameCentral readers fight back against boring multiplayer modes, as they make their own suggestions for new ways to play online. To join in with... 
A love letter to Super Metroid – Reader’s Feature

Steve Munro
Metrolinx and the Auditor General (Updated)

NPR  news




New Scientist


Today on New Scientist: 14 December 2012

News 24
Hilary Clinton faints, sustains concussion
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who skipped an overseas trip this past week because of a stomach virus, sustained a concussion after fainting. 
Boom for Bloemfontein hospitality industry

Open Channel
Mom of suspected school shooter -- first to die -- was avid gun enthusiast, friend says
Nancy Lanza, in a 2012 photo that a relative saved from Facebook.By Michael Isikoff and Hannah RappleyeNBC NewsNEWTOWN, Conn. -- The mother of the... 
North Korean progress on nuclear arms, long-range missiles rattles US and allies

Open Secrets
CRP Receives Grant from Colbert, Names Conference Room for Super PAC

Outlook
Pandit Ravi Shankar (1920 - 2012)

Payvand Iran news
Photos: Qoroq Forest Park in Northern Iran
Photos: Rutabaga harvest in southeastern Iran

PECAN Group
Angry Children

Pesticide Action Network
What’s the buzz in Britain?

Philippines News
NDRRMC Pablo death toll exceeds 1000

Political MoJo | Mother Jones
WATCH: Newtown Residents Gather to Mourn and Reflect

Politics Security Secrecy
The Purpose of National Security Policy, Declassified | Secrecy News

Psychology Today
The Education Fix

Science
Antarctica team to drill in search for life two miles under ice

Science Daily
Bird beaks show why 'sister' species don't live together

Scientific American


How Communities Shape Our Morals

Shaleshock Media
Natural gas Flare and Flir ( IR Video ) Near Dimock PA

Star


Minister: Foreign students have to pass BM in public and private varsities

TED
Photography for social change: Jon Lowenstein documents the American immigrant

Techdirt
NYTimes Columnist Proves That Among Billions Of Tweets Some People Say Stuff You Don't Care About

Texas Politics
Texas budget looking sunnier in 2013
Texas’ budget picture in 2013 will have brightened considerably compared with the bleakness of 2011 ... 
Fewer tests, more flexibility proposed for STAAR

This Week in Science

Platelets Poison Parasites
Atomic Layers from Solution

Trend.Az
Cairo: Islamist radicals torch liberal party HQ
The headquarters of Egypt’s liberal Wafd Party in Cairo was torched on Saturday by supporters of Salafi Islamist politician Hazem Salah Abu Ismail... 
Report: Fall injures Egypt's ousted President Hosny Mubarak

USA Today
Woman in iconic photo is sister of slain teacher

Unexplained Mysteries
Brain-removal tool left in mummy's skull

Web MD


FDA: Chantix May Raise Heart Risks
Smokers who take Chantix to snuff out their habits may be at higher risk for heart attacks and strokes compared to those who don’t take the drug... 
Beet Juice Lowers Blood Pressure

White House


WhoWhatWhy


Innovation Alert: Kinder, Gentler (Cheaper?) Medical Care?

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OTTAWA - Grocery chain Loblaw Companies has recalled two more frozen beef products because of possible contamination from E. coli bacteria. The affected products are Butcher's Choice Hickory Barbecue Beef Burgers with best-before dates of Feb.

The cancer cells were not behaving the way the textbooks say they should. Some of the cells in colonies that were started with colorectal tumour cells were propagating like mad; others were hardly multiplying. Some were dropping dead from chemotherapy ...

Former Alberta Health Services Chief Financial Officer Allaudin Merali today issued a stout defence of the propriety of his conduct in a previous job as CFO of the Capital Health Region. Mr. Merali's personal response to a statement issued Thursday by AHS ...

Proposed changes to Canada's medical marijuana regulations include allowing licensed grow-ops. (Canadian Press). Those who use marijuana for medicinal purposes in Canada may want to reach for the aspirin when they learn about a pending price ...

NEW YORK -- While an official has said that the 20-year-old gunman in the Connecticut school shooting had Asperger's syndrome, experts say there is no connection between the disorder and violence. Asperger's is a mild form of autism often characterized ...

SEPTEMBER 15, 2012 -- Kristopher Cook leaves the Calgary Court Services Section in handcuffs late Saturday night in Calgary, Alberta. He is accused of holding a fraudulent cancer fundraiser for himself. Photo: (Leah Hennel/Calgary Herald). comment ...
The Supreme Court of Canada heard arguments Dec. 10 in the Rasouli case that may determine who gets to decide on life-sustaining treatment---doctors or patients and their families. Hassan Rasouli, 60, is a former engineer who came to Canada in 2010...



Against the backdrop of turmoil in Ontario's education system, there is a good news story that has been somewhat overlooked — the agreement between the Ontario Medical Association and the provincial government, endorsed by physicians earlier this ...



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