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You've Been Trumped

Posted by Seedersandleechers | Fri Sep 30, 2016, 03:15 AM (2 replies)

Research Finds Thrilling Cure for Kidney Stones: Roller Coasters

Source: NBC News

Two researchers who took science to the amusement park say they've found that a thrilling roller coaster ride just might help people shake out pesky kidney stones.

Dr. David Wartinger of Michigan State University said he'd heard patient after patient tell him about how they had passed kidney stones after riding one particular ride: the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coaster at Walt Disney World in Orlando.

He and a colleague, Dr. Marc Mitchell, had also seen some media reports about people who passed kidney stones while bungee jumping and riding roller coasters.

So they decided to leave East Lansing to head to Orlando in the name of medical research.

Read more: http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/research-finds-thrilling-cure-kidney-stones-roller-coasters-n654576

A script for perc's and a free pass to Disney World just might do the trick.
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Mon Sep 26, 2016, 05:54 PM (7 replies)

A George Carlin Special Too Raw After Sept. 11 Resurfaces Now

Source: The New York Times

On Sept. 10, 2001, George Carlin, the greatest political comic in history if measured only by stand-up specials, recorded a bracing hour of social commentary for his new HBO special. The next day, he shelved it.

It wasn’t only the title, “I Kinda Like It When a Lotta People Die,” that seemed in bad taste after nearly 3,000 people were killed a day later in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Mr. Carlin also told a joke about a fart so potent it blew up an airplane. “You know who gets blamed? Osama bin Laden,” Mr. Carlin joked. “The F.B.I. is looking for explosives. They should be looking for minute traces of rice and bok choy.”

If timing is everything, Mr. Carlin had nothing.

Fifteen years later, his lost special is finally being released. (It is on Sirius XM, though it will be for sale as a download or on CD or vinyl on Sept. 16, at Amazon and iTunes, among other outlets.) It will be a revelation for comedy fans nostalgic for the days when you could expect a series of articulate salvos from Mr. Carlin about every two years. This special is not bonus track material. It’s a polished hour of new jokes with a virtuosic centerpiece, an intricate and elusive nearly 10-minute story that inspired its title, firmly in the tradition of Mr. Carlin’s comedy but also a fascinating departure.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/05/arts/george-carlin-raw-pre-sept-11-special-resurfaces.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Mon Sep 5, 2016, 12:21 AM (22 replies)

FDA Orders Antibacterials Removed From Consumer Soaps

Source: NBC News

Say goodbye to those "antibacterial" soaps. The Food and Drug Administration says they do little or nothing to make soap work any better and said the industry has failed to prove they're safe.

Companies will have a year to take the ingredients out of the products, the FDA said. They include triclosan and triclocarban. Soap manufacturers will have an extra year to negotiate over other, less commonly used ingredients such as benzalkonium chloride.

"Companies will no longer be able to market antibacterial washes with these ingredients because manufacturers did not demonstrate that the ingredients are both safe for long-term daily use and more effective than plain soap and water in preventing illness and the spread of certain infections," the FDA said in a statement.

"Some manufacturers have already started removing these ingredients from their products."

Read more: http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/fda-orders-antibacterials-removed-consumer-soaps-n642036
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Fri Sep 2, 2016, 04:41 PM (34 replies)

Early voting already: Trump chances may hinge on non-whites

Source: USA News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months before Election Day, early voting kicks off next week in North Carolina. It's the first in a run of key states where minority voters and young adults could give one of the White House contenders a decisive advantage.

For Donald Trump, it's a major test of whether his recent outreach to non-white groups is translating into votes. Minorities can tip the scales in the increasingly diverse battleground states of North Carolina, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, Arizona and Georgia. Those are all must-win states for Trump, except Colorado.

Early voters are expected to make up 50 to 75 percent or more of all ballots in the six states, based on 2012 figures. That's compared to a national average of 35 percent, according to election data compiled by The Associated Press.

Read more: http://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2016-09-02/early-voting-already-trump-chances-may-hinge-on-non-whites

Well this won't go well for Trump.
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Fri Sep 2, 2016, 04:16 PM (21 replies)
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