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Teen Sent Home From Ceremony For 'Revealing' Dress

Student Said She Cried All The Way Home

CINCINNATI -- Imagine it's a special day at  school, and you're asked to leave because of what you're wearing. 

That's what happened to a 13-year-old girl at Holy Family Catholic School in Price Hill on the day of her May crowning and graduation pictures, WLWT Eyewitness News 5's Brian Hamrick reported.

  "I don't think nothing was wrong with the dress," eighth-grader Dannielle Fuqua said. "I wouldn't have came to school if I thought something was wrong with the dress."

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OMED: That last paragraph indicates that one of the last bastions of a decent education – that is, a place that turns out people who are familiar with the three Rs – is in this city in trouble.

The girl’s English is suitable for rap lyrics, not normal conversation.  "I don’t think nothing" is incorrect.  "I wouldn’t have came" is incorrect.   And there is a logical flaw.  The little girl clearly thinks that she, not adults, should be the final judge of whether or not her dress was wrong. 

Perhaps when she enlists in the new progressive American army, she will eschew the standard uniform for something which fits her mood at the time, as well.  No doubt, P-Daddy will be determining haircut modes at the time of her basic training and the brass will just have to shut up and accept dreadlocks, as well

If she chooses to continue her "education" instead of enlisting, English like this will see to it that only affirmative action will get her into college, while logic like this will see to it that if she gets a degree, it will be worthless.  I would ask where she could have learned junk like that, but one only needs to look at a network sitcom or MTV for the answer.

This is clear proof that the old adage, "children should be seen and not heard," is now dated.  They should be neither seen nor heard, these days.


School dress codes to get another look

Bend -- Smaller, tighter and more revealing, the latest clothing styles for girls are anything but unnoticeable. And as more skin starts showing up in the classroom, some local schools have begun discussing dress codes and considering new approaches to enforcement.

In response to community concern about the issue, Bend-La Pine School District Superintendent Doug Nelson has asked high school administrators to review dress codes for all students to see if they're clear, appropriate and to check to see that they make sense.

Those conversations are expected to involve students, staff and parents, Nelson said.

OMED: They should take a look at clothing worn by boys, as well.  The gang-bang style popularized by RAP punks needs to be cleared from our schools.  These are not harmless symbols.  They are code for anti-education, anti-social and violent life views.  The clothes make the man, and this style makes the wrong kind.

March 19 2004
Teen's right to wear sweatshirt is restored

Denbigh High responds to letter threatening lawsuit

By Angela Forest -Daily Press

NEWPORT NEWS -- A Denbigh High School student prevented from wearing an anti-abortion sweatshirt in school last month by a school administrator now can wear it after a Michigan law center raised the possibility of a lawsuit. 

An assistant principal told Daniel Goergen on Feb. 18 to remove the sweatshirt or turn it inside-out. Printed in white letters on the front of the black, hooded sweatshirt are the words "Abortion is homicide." The back reads "You will not silence my message / You will not mock my God / You will stop killing my generation." 

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 March 26, 2004
Court Opens Door To Searches Without Warrants

NEW ORLEANS -- It's a groundbreaking court decision that legal experts say will affect everyone: Police officers in Louisiana no longer need a search or arrest warrant to conduct a brief search of your home or business.

OMED: Speaking of lifestyles, there are a number of new revolutions going on down there. So, police officers now have permission to break into a meth house without asking permission from drug dealers armed with machine guns?  That isn't like Democrats -- the protectors of the rights of criminals. It's more like Hoover's G-Men and the defeat of the murderous gangs of the Thirties.

Wasn't it New Orleans that recently suprised everbody and elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate?  Mary Landreau is her name.  Her father, Moon, was the political boss down there for years.  The Democrats have been filibustering President Bush's top conservative judicial nominees for months, now, just as Senator Byrd (D-Va) and his friends blocked the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with the same tactic. Mary's election helped that effort.

But, the Solid Democrat South which created the Confederacy and Jim Crow, in spite of Miss Landreau, seems to be changing of late.  Conscious of the danger to their constitution and their civil rights, the folks down there are joining the party of Lincoln in record numbers, these days, which is why to be a Democrat in America no longer means you are a member of the majority party.

All this, while it does not affect the Left Coast bastion of liberalism, Oregon, will make for an interesting general election this fall.  The New South is clearly now the home of American patriotism  Anybody care to bet that it will go to John Kerry?

We'll take the other side of that bet.

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Sucking energy out of the drain   Microbes in wastewater make a handy household battery.

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Gourmet Beers, Fine Food Create Memorable Feast    By Fred Delkin

        There’s far more than sausages and chili when it comes to the proper foods to enjoy with the brewer’s art…a point well proven with pairings devised by Portland restaurant proprietor Greg Higgins with a selection of beers from northern Europe. 

Manneken-Brussels Imports challenged Higgins’ culinary skills with an array of Belgian and German pours and the resulting Cuisine a la Biere was a five course excursion into taste nirvana.

You would not want to attempt any pairing of the sour soda waters produced and promoted by America’s largest breweries with anything but typical tailgating fare.  Europeans, however, learned centuries ago that attention to brewing detail in small batches creates beverages well deserved of a chef’s attention. 

All beers matched with Higgins’ work are available in Oregon and featured in the Higgins restaurant lounge.  To prove a premise that Oregon microbrewers can match European brewmasters, the Higgins presentation opened with a prosciutto and pear appetizer paired with a Portland brewery Hair of the Dog lager.  From there a serving of Puget Sound Hammersley oysters on the half shell with carrot-Habanero puree was matched with glasses of German Schneider wheat beer and Belgian Chimay Tripel Karmeliet, both pairings to delight the most discerning palates.

Local Seafood Finds Friends

Northwest shellfish scored again with a warm timbale of Dungeness crab & leeks enjoyed with a Chimay Cinq Cents and another Schneider Weisse.  Chef Higgins has based his career as a proponent of local foodstuffs.  He served an Alsatian cuisine derivative, a shoulder of pork smoked with hazelnut shells and a pork sausage enjoyed with a Belgian Kwak and a Chimay Premiere.  Then it was on to a plate of local cheeses (Rogue River Blue, Winchester Boerkaese Sharp) and nut meats with glasses of Schneider Aventinus and Chimay Grande Reserve.  Food festivities were closed with a kumquat upside down cake and a glass of DeuS, another Belgian brewing triumph most resembling a fine champagne.

Manneken Imports sales are dominated by the Chimay label, from a Trappist monastery, with products first released in the 1860’s.  Schneider wheat beers were created in 1850 in Bavaria with a license granted by King Ludwig.  Kwak was first brewed in Flanders in 1791.  Each of these distinctive brews eschews chemicals or pasteurization and demands careful pouring to avoid yeast sediment in your glass. 


HOME ON THE RANGE
Oregon’s Own 
Nuts Deserve Attention

 By Seared Lightly

We used to call them Filberts here in Oregon, but we’ve knuckled under now to the name "hazelnut", their name everywhere outside the Willamette Valley.  However, the world knows no better hazelnuts than those grown here. e

Our nuts are larger and more flavorful than those harvested in Turkey, Italy, Spain and Australia…the other regions where hazelnuts are a commercial crop.

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Glass liver may aid disease fight 

Scientists are developing an artificial glass liver to improve understanding of how the organ works. 

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You Actually do Make Your own Luck

The loser's guide to getting lucky   by Professor Wiseman (a prophetic name?) for the BBC.  (external link)

Why do some people get all the luck while others never get the breaks they deserve? A psychologist says he has discovered the answer. 

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Ultimate parasites threaten man


Viruses and bacteria are the ultimate parasites - and our only true predators.  They have killed, maimed and destroyed the lives of more people than all wars put together.

More than any other single factor our history has been shaped by disease.

 Scientists create ebola vaccine

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Mothers of genius  The women whose inventions changed  the world 

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Worms hold 'eternal life' secret 


A tiny round worm can live a human equivalent of 500 years if certain genes and hormones are manipulated, scientists say.  'No limit' to human life span 

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Brain scan shows rejection pain   Being snubbed socially provokes exactly the same brain response as being physically hurt, say US researchers. 

Volunteers were asked to play a computer game designed to fool them into feeling excluded, while brain scans were taken at the same time.  After the computerised snub, the scan detected activity in an area of the brain linked to physical pain. 

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Bra could spot heart problems - and dial 999, say researchers (OMED: 999 is England's 911 emergency phone number.)

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Monkey brains control robot arms   Rhesus monkeys have been taught to control a robot arm using brain signals alone. 

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Belly bug could treat diabetes

Bugs that cause stomach upsets in travellers are leading scientists to a vaccine for diabetes and arthritis.  UK researchers will soon start human trials of a drug derived from the toxin of a bacterium that causes diarrhoea in globe trotters.   It has already been tested in mice successfully, reducing the incidence of illness in model rodents from 80% to about 15%.

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Are You Asking Your Contractor the Right Questions?
NARI Offers Homeowners Tips to Avoid Home Remodeling Fraud

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  Home on the Range Archives

Oregon Cheesemakers Have Gone Gourmet

             By Seared Lightly

        The Oregon cheese universe now goes beyond the nationally-distributed Tillamook brand.

Six “farmstead” or “artisanal” cheese producers are registered with the Oregon Department of Agriculture (farmstead is the designation when the cheesemaker uses milk from his own animals, artisan cheesemakers  buy milk). 

The popularity of farmers’ markets in Oregon has provided an outlet for artisan and farmstead small quantity producers reviving these industry categories that were common here prior to World War II, but succumbed to mass production brands exemplified by Kraft and now Tillamook. 

Celebrate New Year
With Our Classic Recipes

        As we enter the next 12 months, we look back upon our favorite culinary concoctions revealed over the past three years in Oregon Magazine.  We’ll begin with our personal paean to a member of the seafood family that doesn’t get the attention its rich flesh deserves:

Here’s the Guide to Holiday Cheese & Wine    Party time is here and the proper pairing of cheese and wine deserves attention…particularly since there’s never been as broad a choice of each as our markets now spread before us.   Let ‘s focus upon which matches among these delights pack the biggest taste punch.

'TIS TAILGATING TIME ... SO CHECK THESE RECIPES
Tailgating now sweeps the land as college & pro stadium parking areas fill with -hungry fans.  We encourage practitioners of this culinary excursion to observe some rather obvious rules

Soup’s On For Kitchen Creativity
 Soup is a siren song for creative kitchen types and herein we hum praise to Marlene Delkin, who has added her personal touches to a classic Italian Wedding Soup

Black Cod Deserves Your Culinary Attention   Scientists call it Sablefish, Canadians call it Butterfish, Alaskans and seafood purveyors call it Black Cod…but by any moniker, this denizen of the deep deserves the title of Gourmet Delicacy, with unique texture and flavor. 

‘Tis May: Start of Farmers’ Market Season   As summer approaches, the soil warms and appreciates a spring rain soaking, ‘tis time to enjoy the gradually increasing bounty of Oregon Farmers’ Markets opening this month for weekend engagements into October.

Fire up the Grill, ‘tis Time to Honor Salmon  Thanks to many millions poured into ongoing aquaculture, principally in British Columbia and Chile, volume and prices for fresh salmon have never been better…and there’s currently no shortage of wild salmon, which is preferable.

Take a Tour of Original Recipes We’ve Collected   During our checkered career of following food and wine across the USA and around northern Europe, your correspondent has developed and tested his own ideas of what makes good food.

Crab Season Underway
The North Pacific’s winter challenge is underway for Oregon’s commercial Dungeness crab fleet, which concluded its annual  price argument with processors in mid-December, just in time to bless our holiday tables with the succulent Cancer magister.

Spanish Cuisine Tour Continues With Tapas   We submit that no ethnic cuisine does appetizers as well, or as varied, as the Spanish.

Spanish Cuisine Deserves More American Attention   One of the world’s finest ethnic cuisines has limited presence in the Pacific Northwest.

Original Recipes to Enhance Your Repertoire  This month, we’ve dug into our recipe file to bring you some original preparations by ourselves and others.  Those of you within easy distance of a Farmer’s Market should be able to find everything that’s needed below for our favorite salsa.

Man’s Earliest Culinary Art
New Portland Supermarket Standard
Beware Inferior Chorizo Sausage Peddlers
Classic Prawn Recipe Revealed
Soups Can Be Simple
Of Beef & Brine
Our Favorite NW Ocean Denizens
Oregon’s Own Nuts Deserve Attention
Visiting A Bygone American Cuisine

      2001 Archives


Rod forest cuts environmental noise  Poles could reduce road, aircraft or factory din as well as solid barriers.

Living tissue made to order
Laser shoots out stream of cells to repair wounds.

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Silkworm spins skin
Silk industry could profit from biotech invention.

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Few had wealth in ancient Egypt   Houses hint at polarized society 3,500 years ago.

Laser leads nerve growth
   Beam could help repair spine damage or wire up implants.

HIV Photographed inside cell

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 Mrs. Bruce was a Woman of Her Times  by Peggy Whitcomb

She once drove a race car for seventy hours straight, singledhandedly, to take 6th place in the 1927 Monte Carlo Rally. She started at the northernmost tip of Scotland, and along that 1700 mile route she battled heavy fog, a blizzard, icy mountain roads and sleepiness. When she finally pulled up in front of the casino, she lay her head on the steering wheel and slept. 
 
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City Living:
Uzbekistan's best kept secret

 Kampyr-Tepe, in southern Uzbekistan, was built at the time of Alexander the Great's empire and occupied for about 500 years until it fell into decline.  Since it was discovered, a generation ago, it has been closed to the public because it stands in a sensitive and tightly guarded military zone, right on the Afghan border.

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When the last oil well runs dry

Just as certain as death and taxes is the knowledge that we shall one day be forced to learn to live without oil.   Exactly when that day will dawn nobody knows, but people in middle age today can probably expect to be here for it.    Long before it arrives we shall  have had to commit ourselves to one or more of several possible energy futures.

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The politics of power (in England)

 Nearly 50 years ago, the Calder Hall nuclear reactor, in West  Cumbria, was plugged into the national grid for the first time.  At that time, nuclear power was seen as the fuel of the future: clean, cheap and potentially unlimited.

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Behold a free-range eatery 

Lovely Hula Hands rises amid vacant lots, offering worldly dishes 

 The Portland Tribune --  Most neighborhoods are anchored by a grocery store, a movie theater or maybe a cluster of shops or restaurants. The North Mississippi Avenue area, where Lovely Hula Hands has set up shop, is a little different. It's anchored by a salvage yard.  The ReBuilding Center is at the heart of a resurgence  of businesses in the neighborhood, many of them taking a cue from the center's reuse and recycle philosophy.

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Whites-Only Scholarship Stirs R.I. College

BRISTOL, R.I. -- On the sleepy coastal campus of Roger Williams
University, a small liberal arts school unaccustomed to student activism, the
College Republicans are reveling in the debate they've kicked up by offering
a scholarship for whites only. 

The $250 award -- which required an essay on "why you are proud of your white heritage" and a recent picture to "confirm whiteness" -- has invited the wrath of everyone from minority groups and school officials to the chairman of the Republican National Committee himself. 

OMED: Hal Holbrook, a liberal, talking to Bill Moyers, a liberal, on the liberal progrm, NOW, on the liberal network, PBS, recently said that political correctness creates the Silent Lie. Mr. Holbrook, on the program to celebrate his many decades portraying Mark Twain (Sam Clemens), pointed out that suppression of free speech was dangerous to the American experiment in self governance.  We agree.

So, in the spirit of free speech that isn't just liberal, we say kudos to Jason Mattera, a resident of Brooklyn of Puerto Rican ancestry, who generated this idea, which is generating hate speech towards him.  And, we say for shame to the various Republican officials who have joined the Left in critcism of the young fellow.

It is a truth as old as the species that to protect my liberties, I must protect yours. 

The white-only scholarship fuss is a fine way to point out the moronic insanity of awarding any public-source benefit based on skin color. 

Oh, there are times, alright. Job favoritism based on skin color is a great idea if we're talking about a U.S.spy in the People's Republic of the Congo, where skin color of the right sort makes for good camoflage. The very idea beyond that is ludicrous. 

Some 18 year old white kid from a poor Appalachian family breaks his local culture's  distaste for education, and heads off to college.  There, he discovers that he is responsible for slavery and Jim Crow and sexism and the theft of America from the "first nations," and the demise of the two-headed Gorspatch, and the ozone and bad hair days and everything else anybody doesn't like, and  must shut up while those of the favored skin color, sex or whatever get help and he does not.

There is nothing wrong with people donating money to help anybody with a skin color they favor.  The United Negro College Fund does it all the time. But there is a great deal wrong with favoritism of a governmental nature.  It is one thing to punish those who do a thing, and another to punish his descendants unto the 30th generation.  Remedies which become institutionalized do just that.

Boston gave up busing years ago.  If we're not going to dump race-based public policy in our institutions of higher learning, as well, then somebody with a working brain will show up at our colleges from time to time and disturb the status quo.  Outcome-based institutional policies are a very dangerous practice at any time, but especially so when the outcome sought is favoritism based on skin color. 

Mattera, said the scholarship was a parody of minority scholarships. Mattera himself was awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the Hispanic College Fund, he said. 

Private is one thing, public is another.  And the hypocrisy that approves of black scholarships but is shocked by white ones is beyond contempt.  Mattera, a member of a minority, gets it.  Do you?


Stem cells 'can reverse baldness'   Scientists believe they may have found a new way to reverse baldness and treat conditions like alopecia.  Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have identified stem cells or master cells in the hair follicles of mice. 

They found that these cells grow into hair follicles and produce hair when transplanted into skin. 

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Kelly Love and Her Mona Lisa Smile

9:00 A.M. on December 21st, 2003 – There she is, Miss Information, living out every 7 year old American woman’s (Un-PC to use the “G-word”) fantasy as morning television  Anchor (a device used to keep a ship from getting anywhere) on the NBC affiliate in Portland, Oregon, U.S.A. 

She was reviewing a new (holiday, I suppose) movie titled “Mona Lisa Smile.”  We were treated to the young female Hollywood liberal twit stars commenting on the horrid time period setting for the film, the Sexist, Racist, Homophobic, Anti-Semitic Nineteen-Fifties.
 

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Handedness equals hairstyle

Nature Magazine by Helen Pearson September 2003 -- Right-handed people tend to have hair that swirls clockwise, a US researcher has discovered .Amar Klar of the National Cancer Institute in Frederick, Maryland, surreptitiously inspected people's pates by spying on them in airports and shopping malls - ignoring the long-haired and the bald.More than 95% of right-handers' hair whorls clockwise on the scalp, he found.  The locks of lefties and the ambidextrous are equally likely to coil either way

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Report warns of HIV catastrophe

A young person is infected with HIV every 14 seconds, a report from the United Nations Population Fund reveals.   Around 6,000 people between the ages of 15 and 24 catch the disease every day. 

Half of all new infections are now in people under the age of 25 and most of these are young  women living in the developing world.

OMED: Here is the key paragraph in this piece: "Aids has become a disease of  young people, fuelled by poverty, gender inequality and a severe lack of information and services," said Ms Obaid. 

It will come as a surprise to nobody with  a working brain that young people are fixated on sex.  As to the poverty association, homosexuals, the people who with their profligate and careless activities were the driving force for AIDS in America, are not part of that class. 

That leaves us with a "severe lack of information and services."  Everyone knows about the situation in South Africa.  When the top government officials ignorantly announce they don't believe medical science's description of the disease, what chance has a nation got?  And, as for most of the rest of Africa's nations, villas in the south of France are more important to their "leaders," than expenditures in public education. 

The italicized statement above is just another example of international organizations and third world political figures utilizing human misery to promote their own agendas.

It would be fascinating to see a study done on infection rates by religion in Africa.  Christianity, though you'd never know it from PBS coverage, is the number one faith in the dark continent, followed by Islam, various pagan belief structures and Judaism.  The results of such a study, I believe, would shock a great many people.

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Early American life:
THE SELLING OF SALLY HEMINGS  by Thomas Lipscomb

The myth of Sally Hemings is for sale again. There has always been something about Thomas Jefferson’s lovely black slave Sally Hemings that drives otherwise rational people nuts. From the pages of The New York Times to prize-winning historians, the spewings of pseudo-science and psychic friends network nattering have been truly monumental.

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Law calls for meat labels to show country of origin
By James Fisher -- The Bend Bulletin

WASHINGTON — It's called country-of-origin labeling — COOL for short — and it's the rare federal law that Western ranchers are welcoming with open arms.

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Gene tells time for bed
Night owls and early birds owe differences to clock-gene length.

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Tue, Jun 3, 2003
A man for all roses
By JOSEPH GALLIVAN  -- The Tribune

Test garden expert nurtures, protects and grades city's beauties 

When he retires at the end of June, Daryl Johnson plans to tend his roses. Given that he's been curator of the International Rose Test Garden for 18 years,  that's what you call commitment.

"One thing I won't miss is people coming up to me while I'm working on a rose and saying, 'Do they pay you to do this?' " he says. "I get that a lot."

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Living with Alzheimer's Disease
by Sherrie Kvamme of the Halfway - Hell's Canyon Journal

Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, a condition defined as  the loss of intellectual and social abilities severe enough to interfere with an individual's ability to function in simple daily activities.

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How Green is Your Tea?  Have You Joined the Trend?

A recent report by the Tea Council of the USA credits the green tea market segment with having grown a hundred fold in the past decade, now representing some $200 million in sales.  This remarkable trend apparently coincides with the current fascination by the American public with all things Asian on the culinary scene.

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Science enters welfare-to-work debate

US welfare reform has neither helped nor harmed poor children.  The US Congress is currently debating welfare policy. The ruling Republicans hope to toughen up the programmes that link  benefit payments to work, and penalize those who are not working.

OMED: The interesting thing about this piece is that no matter how hard they tried, university researchers couldn't prove anything is wrong with the current situation.  Possibilities of future problems are listed, but they are just suppositions.  No data recorded verified any negative effects.

They must have been unhappy university researchers.  Most of them probably are. Flaming liberals almost to a card-carrying communist, so very many are dedicated to lefty redistribution schemes.  (The ones who say, it's unfair to not increase taxes on the rich just because there are poor people).  And, when you look at what they define as "rich," you'd be shocked to see what income groups are in that category.  If you are middle-class, you are in there.

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Online Pharmaceuticals
A Consumer Reports Guide
The VIPPS symbol is a hotlink to a page that explains their purpose in detail.  In essence, it is a kind of Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval for the more conservative online pharmacies.  No fly by night stuff goes on at sites that (legally) display this (exact) symbol.

Headline links to Consumer Reports article, and here's another one from a different source.
Star-Tribune article

Note to readers: There's more to this subject than has been written, so far.  We may dig into the subject, ourselves, in a future issue.


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Solar Power for Your Home

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Space technology helps the blind
Satellite technology could be used to guide bind and partially sighted people around the cities of Europe.

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Students prove trust begets trust  We reward those who have faith in us and punish those who don't

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New lead for arthritis drugs
Scientists find switch that sends white cells rushing to cause inflammation.

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End in sight for reading glasses   An estimated 18m Britons need glasses for reading   Millions of middle-aged Britons could soon be able to throw away their reading glasses.

A new treatment, which reverses the damage caused to the eyes by ageing, has now  become available in this country.   The painless procedure, called conductive  keratoplasty (CK), uses radio waves to  reshape the eye without surgery.

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Wise man builds his house upon the web  A growing online encyclopedia of houses in earthquake-prone areas should help engineers to make buildings safer.

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Montezuma takes revenge on cancer   Tourists' plague may protect the gut from tumours.

Stem and cancer cells have something in common
Shared protein patrols cell proliferation.

Gene 'switches off ovarian cancer'   Cancer scientists believe they have found a gene which - when working properly - may have the ability to stop ovarian cancer developing. 

Zebrafish clue to cancer
A tropical fish's ability to "grow a new heart" may help scientists to find a way of aiding the recovery of human patients.

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