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BREAKING: Israeli PM cancels plans to build 20,000 settler homes in West Bank: official statement

Israeli PM cancels plans to build 20,000 settler homes in West Bank: official statement

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Nov 12, 2013, 06:25 PM (16 replies)

Wait! Wut?!? Snow in NE South Carolina?

PEE DEE WEATHER: Partly cloudy. Isolated rain showers. Rain may briefly mix with snow late. Lows around 30. Wednesday: Sunny. High 46.

Yes, I realize this is nothing compared to the real snows. However, this is weird. Haven't seen this type of weather in a long time.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Nov 12, 2013, 05:52 PM (12 replies)

The government needs to take every cent of money that's used in Marijuana missions

and use it to help deal with child abuse, pedophiles and other areas in that same vein. They might actually stop some suffering instead of causing it.

If they used the same zeal on these issues as they do trying to find every nanogram of MJ, kids would be a lot safer.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Nov 12, 2013, 06:53 AM (2 replies)

Jeebus! A link to footage shot by CNN during Typhoon Haiyan:


The noise will ruin every nerve in your body. It never stops for hours and then it's just disappears.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Mon Nov 11, 2013, 02:40 PM (1 replies)

GMA & ABC reporter Amy Robach had a mammogram on tv. She announced her results today.

She has breast cancer and will undergo a double mastectomy. She's 40 and Robin Roberts pushed her into having it done.
ABC anchor Amy Robach had avoided a mammogram screening for one year, by her own account, when a “Good Morning America” producer called her at the end of September and asked her to consider undergoing a televised mammogram.

Reluctantly, she agreed. “You know what, Amy,” her colleague Robin Roberts, a breast cancer survivor, told her, “if one life is saved because of early detection, it’s all worth it.”

On Oct. 1, as all the major television networks promoted the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Ms. Robach submitted to the screening live on the show. A television camera discreetly showed the procedure. Normally, these morning-show segments end there. But unbeknown to viewers, the mammogram turned up evidence of cancer. On Monday Ms. Robach announced on “Good Morning America” that she would undergo a double mastectomy later this week.

“While everyone who gets cancer is clearly unlucky, I got lucky by catching it early, and there are so many people to thank for making sure I did,” Ms. Robach, 40, wrote in an ABC blog post that accompanied her announcement. “Every producer, every person who urged me to do this, changed my trajectory. The doctors told me bluntly, ‘That mammogram just saved your life.'”
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Mon Nov 11, 2013, 12:33 PM (12 replies)

Well that TX school that dumped a kid's lunch because of 30¢ has caught the attention of Anonymous

Barber Middle School in TX gonna dump a 12yo's breakfast in the trash cuz of 30¢?? Fucking Expect us. #YAN #FEEDtheChildren

This should be epic.
What a remarkable and sad situation when an amorphous group of people on the interwebs has to try to make others reconsider jackass decisions.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sun Nov 10, 2013, 06:34 AM (20 replies)

Tennesee Vols should be ashamed of athletic dept.changes when P.Summit was diagnosed w/ALZ

Personnel Fouls: Sex Discrimination Suits Shake Tennessee Athletics
For years, the women’s athletics program at the University of Tennessee was a model of gender equity. No longer.

For nearly 40 years, the University of Tennessee’s Lady Vols were a role model for college athletics — everybody’s favorite example of what is possible when a major university devotes major resources to women’s sports. No one embodied that promise more than Pat Summitt, the legendary basketball coach who helped elevate UT’s entire women’s sports program into something approaching a Title IX utopian fantasy.

“It was a fabulous place to work,” said Jenny Moshak, the one-time head of women’s sports medicine at UT. “It was a place that celebrated the student-athlete and the promotion of women as a whole. It was easy to give heart and soul because you felt like you were making a difference. Many, many people would say, ‘The women’s athletic department does it right.’ They couldn’t say that about the men’s department.” Little did she know.

Summitt retired at the end of the 2012 season, her 38-year career abruptly ended by early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Moshak is gone, too — demoted and marginalized, she claims, for resisting UT’s efforts to bring the women’s sports program under male leadership. After 24 years at UT, she quit this August.

Pride over the Lady Vols’ achievements has been wounded by two lawsuits alleging that Moshak and her colleagues had to work harder than their men’s counterparts, under worse conditions, for less money and fewer benefits, and then were punished when they dared to complain. The suits mostly faded from view after causing a stir when they were filed a year ago, but based on new filings and exhibits, some sex discrimination lawyers believe they will become a model – and a test—for similar cases nationwide.

This is on the entire administration.
Hart treating Summit like he did is despicable. She has been an exemplary member of the Vol community for decades as opposed to some other morans. Looking at you Bruce Pearl.

Getting Pat Summit to step down was an exceptionally difficult and emotional issue. Her son and staff were keenly aware of the effect her condition was having on the WBB program. They were not going to let it continue and they were ready to deal with it in a dignified manner.

If you think this was about streamlining the athletic department, think again. Look at all the men who took over positions in the restructured athletic department. It was about making the women beholden to the male AD and cutting them off at the knees.

If Pat Summit did not have a debilitating disease they would never have dared to try doing this. She would have turned them every which way but loose.

AND another issue is the number of men now being hired to coach women's basketball. Many of them never considered it when the salaries weren't high. Women and some men built the women's programs on a wing and a prayer.

Men should be hired if they are the best candidates. However, considering that most athletic directors are men, the people they will consider is weighted towards their connections which include few women. One AD hired a man because he liked how he coached his daughter in a church league.

This is the same problem with hiring minority coaches in many areas. The people in charge turn to the people they know and will time and time again hire coaches who have had middling to poor records in previous positions. That's why the NFL created the Rooney Rule that stated teams had to at least interview minority coaches for head coaching jobs. That's how bad it was and is.

Other schools other than Tennessee also should be ashamed of their treatment of women's athletics. This is a particularly egregious incident.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sun Nov 10, 2013, 06:13 AM (2 replies)

Africanized bees kill pit bull, injure another in Florida neighborhood

A huge swarm of Africanized bees flew out the attic of a Florida home and stung a pit bull to death, police said.

Another pit bull was left in critical condition, NBC station WFLA of St. Petersburg reported.
The incident occurred Thursday morning when the two dogs started barking outside the home. Bee experts said nearly 100,000 killer bees were in the attic, WFLA reported.

A man who cared for the two strays told WFLA that the bees “were crawling all over them.” One named Boss was killed and another was stung more than 100 times.

Africanized bees are hybrids of African honeybees and Western honeybee species.The homeowners told WFLA that they didn’t know the bees were there.

"I wouldn't put the community in danger like this. I wouldn't," homeowner Shirley Burns said in a WFLA video.
A bee expert removed the hive Thursday night, WFLA reported.

And I used to be scared that Bloody Bones was in my Grandmama's attic. This is infinitely worse.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sun Nov 10, 2013, 05:34 AM (13 replies)

Okay Boomers. How many of these questions can you answer correctly?

(I missed one)

01. After the Lone Ranger saved the day and rode off into the sunset, the grateful citizens would ask, Who was that masked man? Invariably, someone would answer, I don't know, but he left this behind. What did he leave behind?________________.

02. When the Beatles first came to the U.S. In early 1964, we all watched them on The ____ ___________ Show.

03. 'Get your kicks, __ _________ _______.'

04. 'The story you are about to see is true. The names have been changed to ___________________.'

05. 'In the jungle, the mighty jungle, ________________.'

06. After the Twist, The Mashed Potato, and the Watusi, we 'danced' under a stick that was lowered as low as we could go in a dance called the '_____________.'

07. Nestle's makes the very best . .. . . _______________.'

08. Satchmo was America's 'Ambassador of Goodwill.' Our parents shared this great jazz trumpet player with us. His name was _________________.

09. What takes a licking and keeps on ticking? _______________.

10. Red Skeleton's hobo character was named __________________ and Red always ended his television show by saying, 'Good Night, and '________ ________... '

11. Some Americans who protested the Vietnam War did so by burning their______________.

12. The cute little car with the engine in the back and the trunk in the front was called the VW. What other names did it go by? ____________ &_______________.

13. In 1971, singer Don MacLean sang a song about, 'the day the music died.' This was a tribute to ___________________.

14. We can remember the first satellite placed into orbit. The Russians did it. It was called ___________________.

15. One of the big fads of the late 50's and 60's was a large plastic ring that we twirled around our waist. It was called the __________ ______________.

16. Remember LS/MFT _____ _____/_____ _____ _____?

17. Hey Kids! What time is it? It's _____ ______ _____!

18. Who knows what secrets lie in the hearts of men? The _____ Knows!

19. There was a song that came out in the 60's that was "a grave yard smash". It's name was the ______ ______!

20. Alka Seltzer used a "boy with a tablet on his head" as it's Logo/Representative. What was the boy’s name?

How did you do?

Well, the answers are below!


01.The Lone Ranger left behind a silver bullet.
02. The Ed Sullivan Show
03. On Route 66
04.To protect the innocent.
05.The Lion Sleeps Tonight
06. The limbo
07. Chocolate
08. Louis Armstrong
09. The Timex watch
10. Freddy, The Freeloader and 'Good Night and God Bless.'
11. Draft cards (Bras were also burned. Not flags, as some have guessed)
12. Beetle or Bug
13. Buddy Holly
14. Sputnik
15. Hoola-hoop
16. Lucky Strike/Means Fine Tobacco
17. Howdy Doody Time
18. Shadow
19. Monster Mash
20. Speedy
(From an email)

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sat Nov 9, 2013, 10:11 AM (121 replies)

How the corpses of Hitler's victims are still haunting modern science—and American abortion politics

WARNING:This is a very disturbing article. It is very long, but it illuminates a problem that most don't know about. Victims of the Nazis had their bodies used by Nazi anatomists and parts of those bodies remain in University collections. Jewish people were used a great deal, but those subjected to this immoral research included many types of people.
In this article, you will find the research that has made its way into the American Abortion debate by way of Todd Akin and others. That research is described in section 2. It has been debunked.

The Nazi Anatomists
How the corpses of Hitler's victims are still haunting modern science—and American abortion politics.

In 1941, Charlotte Pommer graduated from medical school at the University of Berlin and went to work for Hermann Stieve, head of the school’s Institute of Anatomy. The daughter of a bookseller, Pommer had grown up in Germany’s capital city as Hitler rose to power. But she didn’t appreciate what the Nazis meant for her chosen field until Dec. 22, 1942. What she saw in Stieve’s laboratory that day changed the course of her life—and led her to a singular act of protest.

Stieve got his “material,” as he called the bodies he used for research, from nearby Plötzensee Prison, where the courts sent defendants for execution after sentencing them to die. In the years following the war, Stieve would claim that he dissected the corpses of only “dangerous criminals.” But on that day, Pommer saw in his laboratory the bodies of political dissidents. She recognized these people. She knew them.

On one table lay Libertas Schulze-Boysen, granddaughter of a Prussian prince. She’d been raised in the family castle, gone to finishing school in Switzerland, and worked as the Berlin press officer for the Hollywood studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. She joined the Nazi Party in 1933. On a hunting party, she flirted with Hermann Göring, commander of the Luftwaffe, the German air force. But in 1937 Schulze-Boysen joined the resistance with her husband, Harro, a Luftwaffe lieutenant. They helped form a small rebel group the Nazis called the Red Orchestra. When Libertas started working for Hitler’s movie empire in 1941, she gathered photos of atrocities from the front for a secret archive. Harro was transferred to Göring’s command center and with other dissidents started passing to the Soviets detailed information about Hitler’s plan to invade Russia. The Gestapo decoded their radio messages in 1942 and arrested Harro at the end of August. They came for Libertas eight days later. Both she and her husband were sentenced to death for espionage and treason.

Now Harro’s body lay on another table in the lab. Pommer could see that he had been hanged and Libertas had been decapitated by guillotine. On a third table, Pommer identified Arvid Harnack, another member of the Red Orchestra who had been a key informant for the American Embassy as well as the Soviets. In the 1920s, Harnack had studied economics as a Rockefeller Fellow at the University of Wisconsin, where he wandered into a literature class by mistake and met a young American teaching assistant named Mildred Fish. They traded English and German lessons and got married on her brother’s farm. After the couple moved to Germany, Mildred also helped the resistance effort by carrying messages and trailing her husband to meetings to make sure he wasn’t being followed. They were caught in the same Gestapo operation that ensnared the Schulze-Boysens. "Can you remember Picnic Point, when we got engaged?” Arvid asked his wife in his final letter to her from prison. “And before that our first serious talk at lunch in a restaurant in State Street? That talk became my guiding star.” At the time, Mildred was serving a six-year sentence for her part in the Red Orchestra. Before he was executed, Arvid wrote to his family about his joy that her life had been spared. But Hitler refused to accept the sentence, and Mildred, too, would be beheaded on his order two months later.*
Much more:

'The horror. The horror'
-from "The Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad

Of note, Charlotte Pommer was the only anatomist who left her position when she realized who was being used by the Nazi anatomists. She recognized acquaintances of hers on the dissection tables one day. I imagine that haunted her forever.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sat Nov 9, 2013, 09:55 AM (1 replies)
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