Dinosaurs May Have Been Warm-Blooded
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Pfizer (PFE) will close its New London, Conn., site and consolidate operations there at the nearby Groton, Conn., site in a swathe of R&D closures as the company seeks 19,500 job cuts in the wake of its merger with Wyeth.
Pfizer’s abandonment of its plans for New London render moot the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on eminent domain in Kelo v. New London. In the case, the city of New London had sought “eminent domain” power to seize the houses of several people living in a run-down neighborhood. The land was to be transformed into Pfizer’s new facility. The city argued it needed to bulldoze blighted areas in order to redevelop them. Susette Kelo argued the government should not have the right to take her home.
The Supreme Court ruled that as long as the government’s reason for taking the land bore a "rational relation" to a legitimate purpose, then forced takings (followed by just compensation) were constitutional. Many states changed their laws to prevent such takings in the future.
The lot where Susette Kelo's house once stood is now an abandoned wasteland.
People looking for natural cures will be happy to know there is one. Two words explain how it works: "I believe."
It's the placebo effect — the ability of a dummy pill or a faked treatment to make people feel better, just because they expect that it will. It's the mind's ability to alter physical symptoms, such as pain, anxiety and fatigue.
The Herald of Rock Hill reports both the 15-year-old seller and 13-year-old buyer pleaded guilty Tuesday to possession of a gun on school grounds. They will be sentenced next month.
The older teen's criminal record prompted Judge Henry Woods to send the 15-year-old to an evaluation center in Union through mid-December.
The 13-year-old had no prior charges. He paid $65 for the gun, mainly in coins, including 122 dimes. He said he planned to go target shooting with his father.
Prosecutors say Saluda Trail Middle School officials found the rusted pistol in a locker Oct. 2. No bullets were found.
Since the repugican nominee dropped out of the race in New York's 23rd Congressional District amid pressure from wingnut leaders, Dede Scozzafava has been swept into the national political conversation.Full Story
The funny thing about all of this is that no matter how bad all their ideas are, no matter how disastrous their governance has been, no matter how horrible things they have done to the economy and this country, what really is killing the republican party is that deep down, they are just complete assholes.
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But the quote hits it out of the park!
The state Underwater Archaeology Branch said a silver-plated spoon inscribed with the name of a crew-member confirmed the ship's identity.
The wreck was found in 2007 on the Pasquotank River.
As you pan round, you will reach a point where you can look through the Trilithon arches to the distant Heel Stone which was formerly called Friar's Heel.
Another American tells of her experience with the "socialist" health care system in France.
She woke up sick on a Saturday morning, called a doctor's office and begged to be seen on Monday. The doctor said, sorry, but I can see you today in an hour?
The repugican wingnuts just don't get it.
The remains of a mighty Persian army said to have drowned in the sands of the western Egyptian desert 2,500 years ago might have been finally located, solving one of archaeology's biggest outstanding mysteries, according to Italian researchers.
Bronze weapons, a silver bracelet, an earring and hundreds of human bones found in the vast desolate wilderness of the Sahara desert have raised hopes of finally finding the lost army of Persian King Cambyses II. The 50,000 warriors were said to be buried by a cataclysmic sandstorm in 525 B.C.
Najibullah Zazi: Zazi, from Denver, Colorado, is understood to have been given instructions by a senior member of al Qaeda in Pakistan over the internet.
The plan, which reportedly would have been the biggest attack on America since 9/11, was uncovered after Scotland Yard intercepted an email.
The force alerted the FBI, who launched an operation which led to airport shuttle bus driver Najibullah Zazi, 24, being charged with conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction.
Hundreds of poor Hindu villagers in eastern India have refused to hand over a rare turtle to authorities, saying it is an incarnation of God, officials said on Tuesday.
Villagers confine rare turtle, say it is God
A series of tubs at a hot springs in the Idaho back country have been torn out.
Selling for less than $10, the season's early hit is almost impossible to get.
Today's memorial at Fort Hood could be a defining moment for the president.
Tianna Lewis McHugh has a condition called reflex anoxic seizure that causes her to stop breathing and stiffen like a corpse when she starts crying, and then wake up.
Baby cries, appears to die and wakes up
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Whatever you're trying to distract yourself from isn't going away any time soon!
Until you face the person, place or thing you are trying to avoid, you will never find the peace of mind you deserve.
Buying things to make yourself feel better might provide temporary fulfillment, but sacrificing your financial security will just make matters worse.
Instead, focus on being grounded in reality -- ask for help if it gets to be too much.