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We just watched "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" .... and the cats are acting a bit odd

should I be worried?

"Cured salted pork crafted as a nasal tampon ..."

Detroit - Doctors in Detroit, Michigan are now advocating an offbeat way to treat nosebleeds. All you need to do is stick a "nasal tampon" made from salted, cured pork up your nostrils.
A group of doctors working at Detroit Medical Centre in Michigan have published their findings in the Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology. The bacon tampon technique was recently used to treat a young girl with a rare blood disorder and chronic nosebleeds.

"Cured salted pork crafted as a nasal tampon and packed within the nasal vaults successfully stopped nasal hemorrhage promptly," the doctors wrote. "To our knowledge, this represents the first description of nasal packing with strips of cured pork for treatment of life-threatening hemorrhage in a patient with Glanzmann thrombasthenia."

Surprisingly, this use of "medical pork" isn't new: doctors had previously used the technique to treat different disorders in 1940, 1953, and 1976.

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/318499#ixzz1kbtCqJPE

New drone has no pilot anywhere, so who's accountable? (Skynet now a reality)


The Navy is testing an autonomous plane that will land on an aircraft carrier. The prospect of heavily armed aircraft screaming through the skies without direct human control is unnerving to many.

The X-47B marks a paradigm shift in warfare, one that is likely to have far-reaching consequences. With the drone's ability to be flown autonomously by onboard computers, it could usher in an era when death and destruction can be dealt by machines operating semi-independently.

"Lethal actions should have a clear chain of accountability," said Noel Sharkey, a computer scientist and robotics expert. "This is difficult with a robot weapon. The robot cannot be held accountable. So is it the commander who used it? The politician who authorized it? The military's acquisition process? The manufacturer, for faulty equipment?"

The X-47B will not only land itself, but will also know what kind of weapons it is carrying, when and where it needs to refuel with an aerial tanker, and whether there's a nearby threat, said Carl Johnson, Northrop's X-47B program manager. "It will do its own math and decide what it should do next."

Where is the Republican debate tonight?

I can't wait to see this news media twisting reality show! I really really can't!

Who WON? Who lost?

What drastic changes were made in THIS debate?

Where ... for the LOVE OF GOD ... is the free advertising time?

Subject "food stamps" - guess who is making big money on them (and outsourcing the call center)

The More Americans That Go On Food Stamps The More Money JP Morgan Makes

In the video posted below, JP Morgan executive Christopher Paton admits that this is "a very important business to JP Morgan" and that it is doing very well.

So what happens if you have a problem with your food stamp debit card?

Well, you call up a JP Morgan service center. When you do this, there is a very good chance that you are going to be helped by a JP Morgan call center employee in India.

That's right - it turns out that JP Morgan is saving money by "outsourcing" food stamp customer service calls to India.


I knew it!! (sort of ) Colts have interviewed Tressel twice

Report: Tressell has interviewed with Colts TWICE

On Friday, my CBSSports.com colleague Ryan Wilson asked the question: “Would the Colts interview Jim Tressel for a coaching job?”

Apparently the answer to that question is yes. Not only that, but it’s a resounding yes.

As WBNS-TV in Columbus is reporting (via the Cleveland Plain Dealer), Tressel already has had two interviews for the chance to replace Jim Caldwell, and the second one occurred Friday when owner Jim Irsay flew to Sarasota, Fla., where Tressel has a home, to talk with the former Ohio State coach.

Either way, this decision should be done seven days from now.


First World problems

“If I ever see a mob killing, I hope the Witness Protection Program moves me to Williamsburg, because I don’t think any self-respecting gangster would ever go there.”


"Gingrich surges in S.C". - CNN live feed

Time for some racism


The rest of the Replican nominating schedule

January 31, 2012 Florida (primary)

February 4, 2012 Nevada (caucus)

February 4–11, 2012 Maine (caucus)

February 7, 2012 Colorado (caucus)
Minnesota (caucus)
Missouri (primary) – *See note below on Missouri

February 28, 2012 Arizona (primary)
Michigan (primary)

March 3, 2012 Washington (caucus)

March 6, 2012
(Super Tuesday) Alaska (caucus)
Georgia (primary)
Idaho (caucus)
Massachusetts (primary)
North Dakota (caucus)
Ohio (primary)
Oklahoma (primary)
Tennessee (primary)
Vermont (primary)
Virginia (primary) === Newt is NOT on the ballot here

March 6-10, 2012 Wyoming (caucus)

March 10, 2012 Kansas (caucus)
U.S. Virgin Islands (caucus)

March 13, 2012 Alabama (primary)
Hawaii (caucus)
Mississippi (primary)

March 17, 2012 Missouri (GOP caucus) – *See note below on Missouri

March 18, 2012 Puerto Rico (primary)
March 20, 2012 Illinois (primary)

March 24, 2012 Louisiana (primary)

April 3, 2012 District of Columbia (primary)
Maryland (primary)
Wisconsin (primary)
Texas (primary)

April 24, 2012 Connecticut (primary)
Delaware (primary)
New York (primary)
Pennsylvania (primary)
Rhode Island (primary)

May 8, 2012 Indiana (primary)
North Carolina (primary)
West Virginia (primary)

May 15, 2012 Nebraska (primary)
Oregon (primary)

May 22, 2012 Arkansas (primary)
Kentucky (primary)

June 5, 2012 California (primary)
Montana (primary)
New Jersey (primary)
New Mexico (primary)
South Dakota (primary)

June 26, 2012 Utah (primary)

Saw the first two Obama ads that I have seen ---on the Food Network today

Nasty rainy day here in Richmond. We have the Food Network on as our little girl is working on crafts and mom and I are doing household stuff.

Good ad. I have passed by it twice since 2:00.

Nice group to target.

Here is the ad.

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