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FDA approves drug for dogs scared by noise

For all who have furbabies who get scared by loud noises.

The Food and Drug Administration has approved an anti-epileptic drug, Pexion, to treat dogs freaked out by noises.

The drug is already approved for use in treating epilepsy. Known generically as imepitoin, the drug is similar to Valium and other benzodiazepines but works in a different way to treat noise aversion. Other seizure drugs, such as gabapentin, can also treat some types of anxiety.

The drug must be used cautiously. “The owners of three of the 90 dogs that received Pexion in the effectiveness trial also reported that their dogs became aggressive, including growling towards a young child and lack of restraint or self-control towards other dogs,” the FDA said.

The drug was originally developed to treat epilepsy in people but it had some troubling effects on metabolism so was never brought to market for use in humans.


"Grand jury hears evidence in Dallas police officer shooting of black neighbor."

Source: NBC News

DALLAS — A grand jury has started hearing evidence in the case of a former Dallas police officer who fatally shot her unarmed black neighbor in his own apartment after she said she mistook it for hers.

Dallas Police Department officer officer Amber Guyger, booked on Sept. 10, 2018.Amber Guyger in booking photo from Sept. 10, 2018.Kaufman County Jail / via AFP - Getty Images
Daryl Washington, an attorney for the family of the slain man, said the grand jury began hearing the case Monday. Amber Guyger was arrested on a manslaughter charge after the Sept. 6 shooting of Botham Jean, a 26-year-old native of St. Lucia.

The grand jury will hear evidence and decide whether to indict Guyger. It could also decide on a more serious charge.

Jean's family has filed a lawsuit against Guyger and the city of Dallas in the shooting.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/grand-jury-hears-evidence-dallas-police-officer-shooting-black-neighbor-n940186



I sure as hell hope the Grand Jury indicts her for first degree murder.

I early voted in Ft. Worth.

I did not vote a straight ticket at the beginning of the ballot.

Instead I voted for every Democrat that was running, because I wanted to see just how many Republicans were running unopposed down ballot. It was appalling to see just how many there were. Nearly 20 of them.

I also carefully checked that I had voted correctly before casting my vote.

Space station leak could have been sabotage, Russia says.

Source: NBC News

The chief of Russia's space agency is claiming that the small hole that caused an air leak on the International Space Station last week wasn't caused by a meteorite, as originally thought, but was deliberately drilled and could be evidence of sabotage.

"We are considering all the theories," Dmitry Rogozin, the space agency chief, told the Russian news agency Tass on Monday. "The one about the meteorite impact has been rejected because the spaceship's hull was evidently impacted from inside ... It was done by a human hand — there are traces of a drill sliding along the surface."

The hole, a 2-millimeter (0.08-inch) perforation that was found last Wednesday in a Soyuz spacecraft docked at the station, could have been an "accidental defect" introduced during construction of the craft or a "deliberate spoilage," Rogozin told Tass, adding that it could have been made on Earth or in space.

"Now it is essential to see the reason, to learn the name of the one responsible for that," he said. "And we will find out, without fail." A NASA spokesperson declined to comment on the report, but the agency said last week that a commission had been convened to determine the source of the leak, which was successfully sealed on Thursday by astronauts aboard the station.




Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/space-station-leak-could-have-been-sabotage-russia-says-ncna906201



Well, the Russians really are going around the bend on this one, IMO.

Can someone explain Trump's pro-Tariff Economic Polices to me?

What the hell is he doing imposing all these tariffs? I would assume as a Republican he would be a Free-Trader, yet he's going the opposite direction. He is alienating all out trading partners.

The Royal Wedding sure has brought out the curmudgeons in force.

The UK is our closest ally, and from whose culture America was birthed. The UK is doing just fine, they have a better and more just culture, more inclusiveness, and sure have a better Social Welfare system than we do. All that, and still maintain the Royal Family. Beam, meet Mote.

As to why we like it? It's love, and we all hope for that.

What else would be on TV on a Saturday morning? Too early for sports, and we can't have real cartoons like the Classic Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies and Tom and Jerry, because the PTA and other curmudgeons have labeled them as too violent, or racist or sexist, or some other BS.

It's like a lot of things. If you don't like, don't watch it, but don't piss on other people's parade, or wedding because you are a sourpuss.

EDIT: Meghan Markle is Bi-racial + Divorced + American. That is a trifecta, after the way they treated Diana.

Robert Mueller wants to talk to you.

The most terrifying words a Republican can hear.

If you want to know what "sex redistribution" would look like....

Then read the Libertarian SF novel "The Rainbow Cadenza", written in 1983. The idea in execution is horrifying. Don't let the fact it is Libertarian put you off.

The Rainbow Cadenza is a science fiction novel by J. Neil Schulman which won the 1984 Prometheus Award for libertarian science fiction. It was published two years before Margaret Atwood's similarly themed The Handmaid's Tale.

The novel tells the story of Joan Darris, a laser art composer and performer, and her interactions with her society.

The novel portrays a future nominally-libertarian world government, in which many social taboos of the middle-twentieth century have been eliminated—for instance, gay marriage, drug use, sex work, and Wicca are all deemed socially acceptable. However, women, greatly outnumbered by men, are required to perform a three-year term of sexual servitude, and the "Touchables" underclass can be hunted for sport.

The main themes of the novel are social libertarianism vs. societal control, freedom of self, and what is permissible for the greater good.


The world is at peace, space travel throughout the solar system is common, but Earth nations still maintain large armies, and thus have male birthrates way out of proportion to females, as in 8-1. As a consequence men have little chance of normal sexual relations with women, marriage and fathering children. Basically the wealthy and powerful men have wives and families.

To avoid men going on rape rampages, the government "drafts" women into sexual slavery. No distinction is made concerning women's sexual orientation or their choice, they all to have to serve for 3 years. Once their term of service is over, women can gain great political, sexual and economic power. The head of the World Government is a women, termed "The First Lady".

Once drafted they are taught sexual skills to please men, and are placed into a setting (think high rise bordello) where they have to "service" approximately 35 men a week. The males are all graded by penis size to avoid hurting the women.

The heroine eventually gains revenge by humiliating a great statesman, and escapes to the outer solar system, where sex slavery does not exist.

I think Schulman got the idea from WWII and the Japanese "Comfort Women" who were Korean women forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese.

Tiny donkey thinks he's a dog.



Really heartwarming. Shows just how smart donkeys really are.

Yes they would.

Read about the case of Major Harold L. Hering. He is a former officer in the United States Air Force, who was discharged in 1973 for questioning the process for launching nuclear missiles.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Hering

In 1978, journalist Ron Rosenbaum wrote a 15,000-word article in Harper's Magazine about the nuclear command and control system in which he publicized the case of Hering. Rosenbaum later wrote that Hering's question exposed a flaw in the very foundation of this doctrine, and asked "What if [the president's] mind is deranged, disordered, even damagingly intoxicated? ... Can he launch despite displaying symptoms of imbalance? Is there anything to stop him?" Rosenbaum says that the answer is that launch would indeed be possible: to this day, the nuclear fail-safe protocols for executing commands are entirely concerned with the president's identity, not his sanity. The President alone authorizes a nuclear launch and the two-man rule does not apply to him.


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