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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Daily Drift

The Daily Drift
Today's horoscope says:
There's really not much that can go wrong for you right now, and you ought to take full advantage of the circumstances.
Why not?
You rarely take chances, and this one you're contemplating is as well calculated as a risk could possibly be. Think of the expressions on your friends' faces when they see you in this mood.
It will be well worth a little fatigue at work or school tomorrow.  
Some of our readers today have been in:
Offenbach, Hessen, Germany
Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia
Delhi, Delhi, India
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Oldenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
London, England, United Kingdom
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Canberra, Australian, Capital Territory, Australia
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Dongen, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Sooke, British Columbia, Canada

as well as Scotland, Sweden the United States in such cities such as East Earl, Rhome, Cardington, Dallas and more

Today is Wednesday, April 21, the 111th day of 2010.
There are 254 days left in the year.
The moon is waxing. Today In History April 21

Today's unusual holiday or celebration is:
National Chocolate-covered Cashews Day

As The World Turns

As The World Turns
Two North Korean Spies Arrested for Assassination Plot
Authorities arrested two North Koreans for posing as defectors to South Korea and plotting to assassinate the highest ranking North Korean official ever to defect to Seoul, officials said Wednesday.

The State Of The Nation

The State Of The Nation

Workers missing after La. oil rig explosion

Rescuers search off Louisiana's coast for 11 people after a drilling platform blast. 

It's Football time again!

It's Football time again!
The Panthers 2010 schedule
Regular Season
Sunday, September 12 @ Giants 1pm
Sunday, September 19 Buccaneers 1pm
Sunday, September 26 Bengals 1pm
Sunday, October 3 @ Saints 1pm
Sunday, October 10 Bears 1pm
Sunday, October 17 Bye Week
Sunday, October 24 49ers 1pm
Sunday, October 31 @ Rams 1pm
Sunday, November 7 Saints 1pm
Sunday, November 14 @ Buccaneers 1pm
Sunday, November 21 Ravens 1pm
Sunday, November 28 @ Browns 1pm
Sunday, December 5 @ Seahawks 4:15pm
Sunday, December 12 Falcons 1pm
Sunday, December 19 Cardinals 1pm
Thursday, December 23 @ Steelers 8:20pm
Sunday, January 2 @ Falcons 1pm

Brown Eyed Girl

Van Morrison

In Matters Of Health

In Matters Of Health
Americans Get Far Too Much Sodium
Too much salt is hidden in Americans' food, and regulators plan to work with manufacturers to cut back -- but the government isn't ready to go along with a major new recommendation that it order a decrease.

Eating sustainably involves much more than purchasing organic food. It’s a concept that encompasses taking care of the world in front of you. By being conscious of all aspects of a healthy lifestyle, we can shift into a more mindful way of selecting, preparing and storing food. Use these tips to create food [...]

Spring is sprung earlier than ever

Spring is sprung earlier than ever

The season is arriving about 10 days earlier in the United States than it did two decades ago.  

Jon Stewart: Faux News “Is Truly A Terrible, Cynical News Organization”

After receiving some relatively harsh criticism from Faux News analyst Bernie Goldberg earlier this week, Jon Stewart returned the favor. And boy, how!
Stewart summed up by saying “as long as ‘fair and balanced’ is how you sell yourself, what I’m saying is ‘Go F*ck Yourself!’”

Via: Mediaite

Lunatic Fringe

Lunatic Fringe

Liars and Fools
Paul Broun (reptile-Georgia) says "We have a lot of domestic enemies in [Congress]". 
Yes we do and they are called repugicans!

Send President Obama back to Kenya, says Tom Tancredo (reject-Colorado). 
Actually he's never been to Kenya so he can't 'go back' to someplace he's never been.

The South will "rise again", says Thad McCotter (retard-Michigan).
Well, it never fell per se, so it does not have to rise again and the 'version' of the South he is referring to is only in the minds of the bigoted and uneducated (and mainly from more northerly climes as well) 

Michelle Bachmann (Batshit Crazy-Minnesota) says former President Clinton was "celebrating" the anniversary of Oklahoma City bombing
Here again another wingnut does not know what a word means - the word is commemorate - you idiot.

Well, I would say read what they wrote but seeing how she has no cognitive skill whatsoever it would be a waste of breath.

Traitors always 'defend' traitors

Washington Post's George Will says Obama "deliberately aggravated" financial crisis
George get your head out of your ass. The crisis was - is - and will forever be squared the responsibility of the shrub and the cabal who DID DELIBERATELY AGGRAVATE the financial crisis for personal gain and they WILL be made to answer for it.

Factors of the FICO score revealed

5 factors of the FICO score revealed

The inner workings of the credit-scoring system are a closely guarded secret.  

How to recover from a toxic boss

How to recover from a toxic boss

A manager who bullies or belittles you can shake your confidence in your abilities.

Two weeks in Hamptons home for $500,000

2 weeks in Hamptons home for $500,000

A palatial estate in Bridgehampton, N.Y., has rented out for more than $35,000 a night.  

Boy and deer reunited

A Lakeland boy has been reunited with his best friend - a wild deer. Hunter Brozio, 8, and Bucket, a young male deer, have formed a special friendship. But when the two were separated, Hunter's mother had to spend thousands of dollars to bring them back together.

Bucket also became friends with the family dog, Bear. The two would run around on the property together, but one day they ran too far. Last December, the dog and deer went missing. "I was really sad. I thought I'd just never see him again," Hunter said. After weeks of searching their Lakeland ranch, Hunter's mom, Debbie Brozio, finally tracked down her missing pets.

"A friend told me to go on the Animal Control Polk County web site to see if Bear was there and there was Bear's mug shot, the chocolate lab's mug shot," said Brozio. "And so then I was able to trace the deer to Florida Fish and Game." Brozio says Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission's attempt to release Bucket into the wild wasn't going well. "I don't think that Bucket was ready for the wild. I think he wanted to be back here with Hunter," Brozio said.

To reunite her son with Bucket, Brozio says she spent $3,000 and months battling government red tape. "We became a licenced with the State of Florida game preserve. And so we followed their guidelines and built a pen to their specifications," Brozio said. "I was so happy when I found out that we got him back," Hunter said. Now the unlikely friends are back to sharing food on the porch.

Scientific Minds Want To Know

Scientific Minds Want To Know

New Caledonian crow (University of Auckland)
New Caledonian crows have been observed using three tools in succession in order to obtain a treat, scientists say.

The secrets of orchids that trick male insects into pollinating them by mimicking females are revealed by scientists.

Cars and volcanic cloud
Is Iceland's volcanic outburst big enough to have an impact on the weather or climate?

Catalan researchers have discovered in the rubbish dump of Can Mata in the Vallès-Penedès basin (Catalonia) a new species of Pliopithecus primate, considered an extinct family of primitive Catarrhini primates (or "Old World monkeys"). The fragments of jaw and molars found in this large site demonstrate that Pliopithecus canmatensis belongs to this group, which includes the first Catarrhini that dispersed from Africa to Eurasia.

The disaster that inspired Earth Day

The disaster that inspired Earth Day

A 1969 incident on this polluted river transformed an environmental concern into a movement. 

Early humans may have bred with other species

New genetic evidence suggests that early humans mated with other species, but was it the Neanderthals or someone else entirely, asks Ewen Callaway.

Ocean Saltiness Shows Global Warming Is Intensifying Our Water Cycle

ocean salinity photo
Photo via CSIRO
After pulling data from 1.6 million salinity profiles and data from the international Argo Program - a massive fleet of small oceanic robotic probes that gather information used by 50 research and operational agencies from 26 countries - scientists have found that the ocean has changed salinity levels over the past 50 years. The areas of the ocean that get the most rainfall are less salty, while the areas that get the least is getting more salty, revealing that our water cycle is getting more defined. The study, co-authored by CSIRO scientists Paul Durack and Dr Susan Wijffels, also confirms simulations by the IPCC that showed global warming impacting our water cycle. Those predictions of an intensified water cycle are playing out.
Article continues: Ocean Saltiness Shows Global Warming Is Intensifying Our Water Cycle

Threat of new, larger eruption still looms

Threat of new, larger eruption still looms

For all the global chaos Eyjafjallajokull has caused, scientists fear it may just be the opening act.  

Attorneys sue LA, Mexico City cardinals over abuse

A Mexican citizen filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles on Tuesday accusing Roman Catholic cardinals in Mexico City and Los Angeles of conspiring to shelter a Mexican pedophile priest in both countries.

The 'casino wagers' of Wall Street

The 'casino wagers' of Wall Street

Experts are raising questions about an invention of Wall Street that may have no social value.  

Wingnut anti-immigrant group says Lindsey Graham may be being blackmailed because he's gay

We've poked fun before at repugican Lindsey Graham's unclear (ahem) sexual orientation, but this is getting downright nasty. This comes on the heels of the Teabaggers outing, and attacking, Graham this weekend.
The national border security organization known as Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC) is officially calling for US Senator Lindsey Graham (r-SC) to make his homosexual lifestyle public knowledge in the interest of political integrity and national security...

"US Senator Lindsey Graham is gay and while many people in South Carolina and Washington DC know that, the general public and Graham's constituents do not," said William Gheen President of ALIPAC. "I personally do not care about Graham's private life, but in this situation his desire to keep this a secret may explain why he is doing a lot of political dirty work for others who have the power to reveal his secrets. Senator Graham needs to come out of the closet inside that log cabin so the public can rest assured he is not being manipulated with his secret."

An American prison staple disappears

An American prison staple disappears

In a cost-cutting measure, prison towers and guards are being replaced by cameras.

Brain games don’t make you any smarter

Brain games don’t make you any smarter

Some online games designed to improve cognitive skills don't boost brainpower, a new study says.  

Most dangerous foods to eat while driving

Most dangerous foods to eat while driving

These 10 sloppy fast-food items could mess up more than the inside of your car. 

Where the world's fastest Internet is found

Where the world's fastest Internet is found

Three U.S. locations top the list ahead of anywhere in Japan or South Korea.  

Snazzy new look for $100 bill

Snazzy new look for $100 bill

The C-note gets a high-tech makeover in an effort to thwart counterfeiters.  

Odds and Sods

Odds and Sods
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