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Think you’re tough?

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Read about  this former soldier,  the first to survive losing all four limbs in the Iraq War.   Credit the immediate onsite medical care for his survival,  but credit the doctors who have transplanted a pair of arms onto him,  and the sheer grit and determination which has gotten Brendan Marrocco this far.

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January 31, 2013 at 11:54 pm

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No spending problem…

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Sen. Mary Landrieu took to the floor to declare that the Washington  spending problem  exists only on FOX News.  She eventually said it was only discretionary spending,  but that isn’t true either.  She is either as profoundly economically illiterate as His Oneness,  or equally as delusional,  or equally as willing to lie through her teeth.

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January 31, 2013 at 9:18 am

Universal plug and play…

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If you use it  on your computer,  disable it immediately.

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January 30, 2013 at 11:58 pm

Storage of the future?

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Storage on synthetic   DNA is efficient to the extreme,  which makes sense considering the amount of information natural DNA carries.   That flash drive we now all think is such a storage marvel may soon be considered an antiquated piker.

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January 30, 2013 at 9:14 am

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Shopping green…

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…at the grocery store  can make you  sick.   I suspect a large part of the problem is that people put fresh fruits and veggies straight into the bag,  where they collect whatever pathogens and bacteria have been deposited from previous shopping trips.   If shoppers would put the fresh items in the little plastic strip bags most grocery stores provide,  they’d solve most of the problem.   The devout greenies won’t do this,  because they refuse to use nasty, evil,  carbon-based plastic,  but they don’t seem to be smart enough to sanitize the reusable bags.   Few organic stores offer the individual bags,  so ironically they’re partly responsible for the ill-health of their best customers.

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January 29, 2013 at 11:56 pm

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Holocaust Remembrance Day…

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Europe  apparently likes  Israel and Jews as much as His Oneness does.   I don’t care that Rupert Murdoch has apologized for the hideous cartoon his paper ran.   Mark Steyn points out the basic stupidity of  the piece.

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January 29, 2013 at 9:13 am

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Dog dies…

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How does a Secret Service dog  fall off a roof  while conducting a sweep?   The Belgian Malinois is an intelligent,  alert animal.   Even my somewhat goofy Big Girl does not fall off tree trunks when she’s moving along them,  sometimes several feet off the ground.   Where was the dog’s handler?   Was he drunk,  or merely fatally inattentive?   There is something very strange about this…

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January 28, 2013 at 11:57 pm

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