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Why Syzygy

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Obviously

you are not the arbiter of 'lame'. This story got attention at facebook.

I RARELY come to DU anymore. And that's because of critters like you.

New Group Suggestion: "Elder Care Givers"

I'm not sure this is the method to suggest a new group. Those more DU literate, please point me in the right direction.

I know several people at facebook who are making great sacrifices in order to give their ailing parents wonderful, personal care at home. (At least two of those are also DU members.)

These care givers are serving all of our society by taking on this thankless task. They elevate us all with their selfless service to our most fragile members.

I don't know first hand, but I can deduce this duty is exhausting, scary and lonely.

It might be a small group; but those of us who care enough could also use the group to offer moral support and appreciation.

This is what's happened .. the scheme is in receivership

http://www.stanfordfinancialreceivership.com/

These are links to various parts of the receivership records.

SEE THE OFFSHORE details

Receiver's Statement Regarding IRS Notice of Claim
Receiver's Interim Report Regarding Claims Process
Court Issues Order Directing the Antiguan Liquidators to Cooperate with the US Receiver and Denies the Antiguan Liquidators' Request to have the Antiguan Proceeding Recognized as the Foreign Main Proceeding for Stanford International Bank Ltd.
Notice of Ruling in SEC v. SIPC
Receiver's Fourth Interim Report Regarding Status of Receivership, Asset Collection and Ongoing Activities
Receiver's First Monthly Report Regarding Fees and Expenses Incurred as a Result of the Claims Process
Second Joint Report Regarding Pending Litigation
Notice of Private Equity Auction
Update on Return of Political Campaign Contributions
Notice of Change of Plea in United States v. Laura Pendergest-Holt
Notice of Sentencing in United States v. Robert Allen Stanford
Sentencing Hearing Scheduled in Stanford Criminal Case
Notice of Bar Date and Procedures for Submitting Proofs of Claims
Court Issues Order Granting Receiver's Motion to Establish Bar Date for Claims and Procedures for Submitting Proofs of Claim
Notice of Public Auction of Miscellaneous Assets
Notice of Public Auction of Real Property in Harris County, Texas
Sentencing Hearing Scheduled in Stanford Criminal Case
Examiner's Comment Concerning Frozen Stanford Funds
Receiver Files Amended Motion To Establish Bar Date for Claims and Procedures for Submitting Proofs of Claim
Court Issues Order Granting Attorneys' Fees in Political Campaign Committee Cases

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ABC carries the story:

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/11/romney-camp-dismissive-of-ponzi-accusations/

Bottom line

for these creepazoids is; they don't even BELIEVE in rape. With their Neanderthal limbic brains, a woman saying "NO" just does not compute. They don't believe women should even have a say in who penetrates her. If a man is there and ready, a Real Woman "lies back and enjoys it".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clayton_Williams#1990_Texas_gubernatorial_race

They don't believe in rape. If a woman won't submit, they want to stone her.

Bucky Balls Could Double Your Lifespan

Bucky Balls Could Double Your Lifespan
http://gizmodo.com/5902703/

The experiments, which were carried out at the Université Paris Sud, France, set out to assess what adverse reactions might be caused by ingesting Bucky balls orally. To do that, they fed three groups of rats differently. Along with their normal diet, one group was held as a control; a second was fed olive oil; and a third group was fed olive oil doped with a 0.8 mg/ml concentration of Buckminster fullerene.

The results, which appear in Biomaterials, took the researchers by surprise. The control group had a median lifespan of 22 months, and the olive oil group one of 26 months. But the Bucky ball group? They stuck it out for 42 months. That's almost double the control group.

The researchers have established that the effect is mediated by a reduction in oxidative stress—an imbalance in living cells that contributes to ageing. To say these results are important is an understatement: the desire to live longer runs strong in many of us, and it's a feat scientists have been hoping to achieve for centuries.


Abstract
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0142961212003237

That's Enough Politeness – Women Need to Rise Up in Anger

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/03/08-0

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Politeness is a habit that what's left of the women's movement needs to grow out of. Most women grow up learning, directly or indirectly, how to be polite, how to defer, how to be good employees, mothers and wives, how to shop sensibly and get a great bikini body. We are taught to stay off the streets, because it's dangerous after dark. Politeness, however, has bought even the luckiest of us little more than terminal exhaustion, a great shoe collection, and the right to be raped by the state if we need an abortion. If we want real equality, we're going to have to fight for it.

Like the suffragettes and socialists who called the first International Women's Day over a century ago, women who believe in a better world are going to have to start thinking in deeds, not words. With women under attack financially, socially and sexually across the developed and developing world, with assaults on jobs, welfare, childcare, contraception and the right to choose, the time for polite conversation is over. It's time for anger. It's time for daring, direct action, big demands, big dreams. The men who still run the world from boardrooms and government offices have become too used to not being afraid of what women will do if we are attacked, used and exploited. We must make them afraid.

Deeds, not words. Fewer business lunches, more throwing punches. Of course, there will be consequences. Those large armed men aren't just there for decoration, and the suffragettes who had their breasts twisted and their bones broken in prison 101 years ago knew that full well. But they also knew what we must now begin to remember – that the consequences of staying quiet and ladylike are always far more serious.

You can rec your own threads!!

As it should be

example:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002193226

SOPA like you won't find elsewhere - please watch and share Truth

Be a HERO and Help STOP SOPA Now!! I'll tell you How! This Video that Must Be SHARED!


A Gut Check for Many Ailments

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204468004577164732944974356.html?KEYWORDS=gut+check+for+many+ailments

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A growing body of research shows the gut affects bodily functions far beyond digestion. Studies have shown intriguing links from the gut's health to bone formation, learning and memory and even conditions including Parkinson's disease. Recent research found disruptions to the stomach or intestinal bacteria can prompt depression and anxiety—at least in lab rats.
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The gut—considered as a single digestive organ that includes the esophagus, stomach and intestines—has its own nervous system that allows it to operate independently from the brain.
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In a study of 23 autistic children and nine typically developing kids, a bacterium unique to the intestines of those with autism called Sutterella was discovered.

The results, published online in the journal mBio by researchers at Columbia's school of public health, need to be studied further, but suggest Sutterella may be important in understanding the link between autism and digestive ailments, the authors wrote.
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Chris Hedges' Columns Why I’m Suing Barack Obama

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The supine and gutless Democratic Party, which would have feigned outrage if George W. Bush had put this into law, appears willing, once again, to grant Obama a pass. But I won’t. What he has done is unforgivable, unconstitutional and exceedingly dangerous. The threat and reach of al-Qaida—which I spent a year covering for The New York Times in Europe and the Middle East—are marginal, despite the attacks of 9/11. The terrorist group poses no existential threat to the nation. It has been so disrupted and broken that it can barely function. Osama bin Laden was gunned down by commandos and his body dumped into the sea. Even the Pentagon says the organization is crippled. So why, a decade after the start of the so-called war on terror, do these draconian measures need to be implemented? Why do U.S. citizens now need to be specifically singled out for military detention and denial of due process when under the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force the president can apparently find the legal cover to serve as judge, jury and executioner to assassinate U.S. citizens, as he did in the killing of the cleric Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen? Why is this bill necessary when the government routinely ignores our Fifth Amendment rights—“No person shall be deprived of life without due process of law”—as well as our First Amendment right of free speech? How much more power do they need to fight “terrorism”?

Fear is the psychological weapon of choice for totalitarian systems of power. Make the people afraid. Get them to surrender their rights in the name of national security. And then finish off the few who aren’t afraid enough. If this law is not revoked we will be no different from any sordid military dictatorship. Its implementation will be a huge leap forward for the corporate oligarchs who plan to continue to plunder the nation and use state and military security to cow the population into submission.

The oddest part of this legislation is that the FBI, the CIA, the director of national intelligence, the Pentagon and the attorney general didn’t support it. FBI Director Robert Mueller said he feared the bill would actually impede the bureau’s ability to investigate terrorism because it would be harder to win cooperation from suspects held by the military. “The possibility looms that we will lose opportunities to obtain cooperation from the persons in the past that we’ve been fairly successful in gaining,” he told Congress.
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