Saturday, July 30, 2011
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So with all the monetary problems our country is having; why am I still hearing commercials on the radio telling me to be a good dad and how girls lose interest in science paid for by the government ? Really ? These are essential ?
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
It's BACON !
A bacon sandwich really does cure a hangover - by boosting the level of amines which clear the head, scientists have found.Hat Tip: Truman North
Researchers claim food also speeds up the metabolism helping the body get rid of the booze more quickly.
Elin Roberts, of Newcastle University's Centre for Life said: "Food doesn't soak up the alcohol but it does increase your metabolism helping you deal with the after-effects of over indulgence. So food will often help you feel better.
"Bread is high in carbohydrates and bacon is full of protein, which breaks down into amino acids. Your body needs these amino acids, so eating them will make you feel good."
Ms Roberts told The Mirror: "Bingeing on alcohol depletes neurotransmitters too, but bacon contains a high level of aminos which tops these up, giving you a clearer head."
Researchers also found a complex chemical interaction in the cooking of bacon produces the winning combination of taste and smell which is almost irresistible.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
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Saturday, July 09, 2011
Juba, SOUTH SUDAN — Southern Sudanese and dignitaries from around the world watched the new flag of the Republic of South Sudan be raised for the first time at independence celebrations in the new country’s capital, Juba, on Saturday.
The crowd turned ecstatic as the flag was raised while the old one was lowered.
South Sudan became the world’s newest country on Saturday.
South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir Mayardit, signed the transitional constitution and then took the oath of office with his hand on the document.
Moments earlier, James Wani Igga, the speaker of the legislative assembly, read aloud the proclamation of independence to cheers from the crowd.
“We have waited for this day for 56 years,” said James Makuach, who was among the tens of thousands of Southern Sudanese gathered under a blazing sun.
“I have only seen war, so this is an emotional moment for me. No more war,” he added.
Northerners and southerners were engaged in a two-decade long civil war that left around 2 million people dead. That conflict ended in 2005 with the Comprehensive Peace Agreement.
Funny how most articles omit some tiny details about the warring. Of all places, AOL speaks what can not be spoken.
A civil war between Arabic-speaking Muslims in the north and Christians in the south - not to mention a plethora of smaller but no less deadly conflicts - made southern Sudan a destination for UN peacekeepers and kept it well off the tourist map for the last decade.
The new country is hardly peaceful, but the erasure of borders drawn arbitrarily by colonial powers fuels hope that the racial and religious tensions that drove the conflict could be eased.
Friday, July 08, 2011
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Hat Tip: rdbrewer
Meet Otis Lockett, whose penis Milwaukee cops received judicial permission to peruse photographically.
Lockett, who was shot in the groin early Sunday, told police that he was fired upon “by an unidentified person behind him,” according to a Circuit Court filing, which notes that the 27-year-old was treated at Froedtert Hospital “for a single gunshot wound to his penis.”
Since hospital workers reported that the bullet’s trajectory was a “downward 45-degree angle,” cops suspected that Lockett accidentally shot himself. Which means that the convicted felon, who is on probation, was illegally in possession of a handgun.
So, as first reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Detective Gena Malanche Wednesday filed for a search warrant seeking permission to have medical personnel “safely remove any bandages in the area of Lockett’s groin to facilitate photography of the area.” The resulting photos, Malanche added, would help investigators establish that Lockett was a felon in possession of a firearm.
Hat Tip: rdbrewer