Friday, January 23, 2015

Patriots coach says he doesn’t know how balls were deflated
Jan 22, 10:59 AM (ET)

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Thursday he doesn’t know how footballs became deflated during the game that got his team to the Super Bowl.

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I believe him.

(Until there is evidence otherwise.)

Solve it like the two children splitting a sandwich.

One cuts; the other picks.

So the NFL sets the specs for the balls and the teams exchange game balls.

End of problem. No muss. No fuss.


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INTERESTING: Magnesium An Invisible Deficiency

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Magnesium: An Invisible Deficiency That Could Be Harming Your Health
By Joseph Mercola
January 20, 2015

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Magnesium is a mineral used by every organ in your body, especially your heart, muscles, and kidneys.1 If you suffer from unexplained fatigue or weakness, abnormal heart rhythms or even muscle spasms and eye twitches, low levels of magnesium could be to blame.

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Early signs of magnesium deficiency include loss of appetite, headache, nausea, fatigue, and weakness. An ongoing magnesium deficiency can lead to more serious symptoms, including:

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“Numbing and tingling”

Wow, Our Girl has that. Might have I “saved” her by magnesium. SOB!

And, I have “numbing” and no trots. Maybe I need more?

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INTERESTING: How to Avoid Hitting Animals While Driving (Without Putting Yourself In Danger)

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Bottom line: Don’t swerve except for a moose. (No word about Shriners, Eagles, or other fraternal organizations)!

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INTERESTING: Cartoonist in Jail

Sunday, January 4, 2015

First Person
When a Cartoonist Landed in L.A. County Jail, She Drew What She Saw, Using Only a Golf Pencil
By Elana Pritchard
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 at 4:00 AM

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In June 2014, I was arrested for violating a court order. I bailed out on July 3. But because I had no money and an overworked public defender, I knew I’d have to serve time for my violation. That’s when my mentor, animator-director Ralph Bakshi, advised me to “document my exploits.” Jailed in the women’s division of the Los Angeles County jail system for two months, I was sent first to Century Regional Detention Facility (CRDF) in Lynwood and then to Twin Towers Correctional Facility in downtown Los Angeles for my final three weeks. Armed with nothing more than a golf pencil and whatever paper I could get my hands on, I drew the strange world into which I’d been dropped. 

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I read some of this and I was actually sickened.

And, this is supposedly a free society?


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INTERESTING: Why can’t we all use GMT as our time?

Thursday, January 1, 2015


2015 Jan 01 NYE

I was thinking that if “we” all used GMT+0 (Zulu?) that we could all celebrate at the same time?

And, end a lot of confusion of time zones. That’s what computers do! And the US military.

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INTERESTING: Home Euthanasia for Pets

Thursday, December 11, 2014

A Vet’s View of Home Euthanasia for Pets
December 5, 2014
6:20 am

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Nobody says, “I hope I die in a hospital bed in the ICU in a lot of pain.” If you were to query your friends, most people would probably say, “I hope I die at home in my sleep.” (In fact, according to some surveys, as many as 70 percent to 90 percent of people would prefer to die at home.) The uncertainty of knowing when and where we will shrug off the mortal coil is a great source of angst for many of us humans. Dogs and cats have it a little different.

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Agree. Dying in a hospital is barbaric. Being in a hospital with little hope is pretty bad.

Maybe it’s the time of year or time of my life, but these thoughts are troubling.

Hope people make their pets comfortable.

Losing a pet is hard; losing a spouse hardest think I’ve ever endured.



But this is an excellent idea for the ETHICAL treatment of pets and animals.

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INTERESTING: Is “sugar” causing an epidemic of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease?

Sunday, November 23, 2014 

How Much Added Sugar Is Too Much?

Are table sugar and high fructose corn syrup just empty calories or can they be actively harmful?

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In 1776—at the time of the American Revolution—Americans consumed about 4 lbs of sugar per person each year. By 1850, this had risen to 20 lbs, and by 1994, to 120 lbs, and now we’re closer to 160. Half of that is fructose, taking up about 10% of our diet. This is not from eating apples, but rather the fact that we’re each guzzling the equivalent of 16-oz soft drink every day; that’s about 50 gallons a year.

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These may not be messages that the sugar industry or beverage makers want to hear. In response, the director-general of the industry front group World Sugar Research Organization, replied “Overconsumption of anything is harmful, including of water and air.” Yes, the overconsumption of sugar compared to breathing too much.

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How Much Added Sugar Is Too Much?


Are table sugar and high fructose corn syrup just empty calories or can they be actively harmful?


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