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  • 78-year-old becomes UK’s oldest man with Down’s syndrome

    10/17/2019 10:34:42 AM PDT · by Morgana ^ | October 13, 2019 | Jimmy Nsubuga
    Robin Smith has just set a very special milestone. The pensioner has become the oldest living person in the UK with Down’s syndrome after celebrating his 78th birthday on Wednesday. He toasted the important day with his favourite game bingo and some cake. Mr Smith has survived all these years despite his life expectancy being just 12-years-old when he was born in 1941 due to his condition. ‘I’m very happy that’s it my birthday today,’ Mr Smith said while at Northleigh residential home, where he has lived since 1986. He added: ‘It’s important to have an active lifestyle and keep...
  • Vanity: My Plan to Fix Healthcare

    10/17/2019 10:33:07 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue
    Me ^ | 10/17/2019 | Me
    Please read the below and tell me why this can't work?
  • EXCLUSIVE: FBI Claims the DOJ Is Lying! Refuses to Locate Any Seth Rich Records in FOIA Request!

    10/17/2019 10:32:23 AM PDT · by bitt · 2 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 10/17/2019 | Jim Hoft
    Despite Prior FBI Statements that Seth Rich’s DNC Computer and Emails Were Investigated, FBI Now Claims No Related Docs in FOIA Request. Attorney Requesting Documents Demands Court Step In. We reported on September 19th… that Texas businessman Ed Butowsky filed a lawsuit where he outed reporter Ellen Ratner as his source for information on Seth Rich. The DNC operative was murdered in the summer of 2016 in Washington DC. His murder was never solved. According to the lawsuit Seth Rich provided WikiLeaks the DNC emails before the 2016 election, not Russia. This totally destroys the FBI and Mueller’s claims that...
  • Game Over: These Monkeys Just Crushed Humans on a Computer Game

    10/17/2019 10:25:49 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    Live Science | Nicoletta Lanese -
    Monkeys may show off their physical flexibility as they clamber over tangled tree branches, but the animals also display impressive "cognitive flexibility," or the ability to quickly change how they think about, and work to solve, a problem. In the game, four squares appeared on screen during each trial: one striped, one spotted and two blank. In training sessions, players learned that clicking the striped square and then the spotted square would cause a blue triangle to pop up in place of one of the blank squares. Clicking the blue triangle produced a reward — in this case, an auditory...
  • Abortion textbook reveals why women get late abortions… and it’s not for health

    10/17/2019 10:17:35 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | October 14, 2019 | Sarah Terzo
    The book Abortion Care was written to educate future abortion workers. It gives training and advice to those who want to work in abortion facilities. One subject it covers is late term abortion. The book mentions several studies on the reasons why women get late abortions, and pulls examples from various studies. The examples are from women’s abortions that took place between 15 and 23 weeks. Here are some of the reasons, in women’s own words. One woman said she didn’t feel pregnant or miss a period, so she learned of her pregnancy late: I thought I wouldn’t have my...
  • Underwater Volcano Creates Bubbles More Than a Quarter-Mile Across

    10/17/2019 10:15:02 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    Live Science ^ | Yasemin Saplakoglu
    In the early 20th century, sailors near Alaska reported seeing black bubbles seeming to boil out from the sea, each one the size of the dome of the capitol building in Washington, D.C. They weren't the only sailors who reported the bizarre phenomenon, and they weren't mistaken, except for one thing … the bubbles were much larger. When the mostly underwater Bogoslof volcano in the Aleutian Islands erupts, it produces giant bubbles that can reach up to 1,444 feet (440 meters) across, according to a new study. These bubbles are filled with volcanic gas, so when they burst they create...
  • Boxer Patrick Day, 27, dies days after brutal KO

    10/17/2019 9:56:01 AM PDT · by wardaddy · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-17-19 | Casiano
    Middleweight boxer Patrick Day has died days after suffering traumatic brain injuries in a brutal knockout loss, his promoter said Wednesday. Day, 27, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago following his Saturday fight with Charles Conwell on the undercard of Oleksandr Usyk's victorious heavyweight debut against Chazz Witherspoon. "On behalf of Patrick's family, team, and those closest to him, we are grateful for the prayers, expressions of support and outpouring of love for Pat that have been so obvious since his injury," promoter Lou DiBella said in a statement. "He was a son, brother, and good friend to...
  • Satire, if the democrats win in 2020 we get government healthcare for all and our costs go down?

    10/17/2019 9:49:18 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 29 replies
    vanity | by Jim Robinson
    <p>So, if the democrats win in 2020 we get government healthcare for all and our costs go down to only 34 trillion dollars?</p> <p>And of course the $400 trillion plus green new deal makeover of the entire USA.</p> <p>Might as well throw in free college, too, seeing as how we now have unlimited funds.</p>
  • South Park Mocks LeBron James' Response About China

    10/17/2019 9:03:16 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    mrcNEWSBUSTERS ^ | October 17, 2019 | Sadi Martin
    South Park's newest episode, "Let Them Eat Goo" which aired Wednesday, mocks LeBron James and his lack of defense of free speech in the current crisis of Hong Kong against China. The episode concentrates on diets and plant-based foods, and on the students at South Park's public school who are protesting the unhealthy food they are being fed, especially meat from animals. A small group of protestors manages to convince the school to start serving healthy food, and when Eric Cartman discovers this he hyperventilates to the point of needing a defibrillator because he wants meat. After he is discharged...
  • ABC's Modern Family: Stay at Home Moms ‘Resent [Their] Children’

    10/17/2019 8:56:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    mrcNEWSBUSTERS ^ | October 17, 2019 | Elise Ehrhard
    Modern Family has always dismissed the critical role of a mother with its gay male couple raising a daughter. It has also inserted feminist talking points in the past. In this week’s episode, “Pool Party,” on October 15, the show highlighted two incoherent premises of the feminist left: Corporations are “corrupt and mercenary,” but women should leave their babies to work for them or they will “resent [their] children.” The episode begins with mother Claire (Julie Dunphy) lunching at a restaurant with her grown daughters, Haley (Sarah Hyland) and Alex (Ariel Winter). Claire is trying to convince Haley to return...
  • POLITICSAngry Londoners Drag Climate Change Protesters From Roof of Train

    10/17/2019 8:54:38 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 13 replies
    Summit News ^ | 17 Oct 2019 | Pual Watson
    Middle class virtue signalers met with little enthusiasm from working class commuters. Angry Londoners furious at having their lives disrupted dragged ‘Extinction Rebellion’ climate change protesters from the roof of a train this morning. The incident happened at Canning Town Tube station, located in London’s poor east end – a particularly stupid venue for Extinction Rebellion activists to try to pull such a stunt. One decidedly middle class looking protester climbed on top of the train but was pelted with objects before being dragged back down to the platform. London Underground staff had to intervene to prevent the protesters getting...
  • College Football Schedule for Week 8: Dates, Times, TV Channels, How to Watch

    10/17/2019 8:53:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    Stadium ^ | October 13, 2019 | Andy Wittry
    Here’s the complete Week 8 college football schedule with dates, matches, locations, kickoff times and TV channels.
  • Pathetic 'View' Begs Chelsea Clinton: 'Why Not' Run for Congress?

    10/17/2019 8:51:26 AM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    mrcNEWSBUSTERS ^ | October 16, 2019 | Kristine Marsh
    It seems The View hosts just can’t get over their Clinton crush. Every time Chelsea or Hillary appears on The View, they beg them to run for office. On Wednesday’s show, Chelsea Clinton stopped by for the second time in two weeks to talk about this and rave over last night’s Democratic debate. As Clinton sat down, she was immediately asked if she was running for Congress, (which she denied.) Co-host Sunny Hostin gushed, “Why not?!” while fellow co-host Abby Huntsman wanted to know “Do you think you ever will?” Finally Clinton conceded it was possible, saying, “I don’t know”...
  • Excessive brain activity linked to a shorter life

    10/17/2019 8:25:57 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 57 replies
    Greenwich Time ^ | 17 Oct 2019 | Carolyn Y. Johnson
    "The completely shocking and puzzling thing about this new paper is . . . [brain activity] is what you think of as keeping you cognitively normal. There's the idea that you want to keep your brain active in later life," said Michael McConnell, a neuroscientist at the Lieber Institute for Brain Development, who was not involved in the study. "The thing that is super unexpected is . . . limiting neural activity is a good thing in healthy aging. It's very counterintuitive." One model, called "CRUNCH," tries to explain changes in patterns of brain activation with age. It says that...
  • The Unhealthiest Country in the World is...

    10/17/2019 8:20:03 AM PDT · by Valk Rider · 58 replies
    YouTube Video ^ | Oct 17, 2019 | Dr. Berg
    Highest death rate, 100 million Americans have pre-diabetes and diabetes. One of the highest rates of heart disease.
  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by Soren Kierkegaard

    10/17/2019 7:57:07 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 1 replies
    Self-Published | 10/17/2019 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Soren Kierkegaard. Click puzzle (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle. Soren Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher, social critic, and religious author, and is considered to be the first of the main existential philosophers. All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font to prevent accidental spoilers. Please refrain from disclosing the full answer in comments to prevent spoilers.To solve the puzzle: Enter the letters in the top half (letter columns) of the puzzle into the white squares...
  • Common Joint Pain Treatment Dubbed ‘Unsafe’ By Experts [Cortisone ]

    10/17/2019 7:51:22 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies ^ | Oct 16, 2019 04:11 AM | By Johnny Vatican
    It's been a full 90 years since Dr. Philip S. Hench and his colleagues from the Mayo Clinic discovered cortisone can be effective in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Cortisone was first prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis in 1949, or 70 years ago, after it was first produced commercially by Merck & Co. in 1948. In the seven decades since, hundreds of millions of people around the world have had cortisone shots for short-term pain relief and to reduce the swelling from both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Worldwide, corticosteroid injections into the hips and knees remain a common treatment for patients...
  • Judicial Watch probing former U.S. amb. to Ukraine for monitoring of pro-Trump figures, journos

    10/17/2019 7:47:55 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 3 replies
    TNS ^ | 10/17/19 | TNS Staff
    Why the Trump Justice Department hasn’t put Judicial Watch on the payroll yet with orders to “just go keep doing what you’re doing,” we don’t know. Maybe it’s a paperwork thing. Then again, if Judicial Watch fell under control of those who ‘manage’ the deep state, the government watchdog would never have been able to uncover all crimes that Obama and his band of criminals have done to our institutions.
  • General Flynn being railroaded

    10/17/2019 7:41:34 AM PDT · by MF27 · 13 replies
    The American Report ^ | October 16, 2019 | Mary Fanning and Alan Jones
    SAFEGUARDING THE REPUBLIC AND THE RULE OF LAW BY EXPOSING THE CORRUPT PROSECUTION OF GENERAL FLYNN - The American Report | By Mary Fanning and Alan Jones U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan was extremely troubled when he spoke to the legal community about the need to safeguard the integrity of our criminal justice system … and talked about the government’s “obligation to pursue convictions fairly and in accordance with the Constitution … when the government does not meet its obligation to turn over evidence, the system falters.” In the ongoing case United States v. Michael T. Flynn, the...
  • Vivid images reveal an ancient, dried-up river system on Mars that stretches 435 MILES

    10/17/2019 7:27:27 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 45 replies
    DAILYMAIL ^ | 16 October 2019 | STACY LIBERATORE
    ESA released stunning images of an ancient river in Nirgal Vallis that once flowed on Mars By studying the surrounding craters, the branching remains are said to be between 3.5 and 4 billion years old Detailed images of Mars reveal an ancient river that once flowed on the red planet. Spanning nearly 435 miles across the surface, the valley stream is named Nirgal Vallis and experts said it was shaped by flowing water and impacts. By exploring the characteristics of the surrounding craters, the European Space Agency has estimated the system’s age to be between 3.5 and 4 billion years...