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AP - Derrick Washington tied a Show-Me Bowl record with four touchdowns as Raymore-Peculiar beat McCluer North 43-21 in the Class 5 state championship game Saturday. Washington rushed for 99 yards and caught five passes for 115 yards as Raymore-Peculiar (13-0) won its second straight state championship and extended its winning streak to 26 games.
JOHN FEFFER, ALTERNET - Imagine having to go to a doctor for a prescription to buy the ingredients for dinner. It's not such a farfetched scenario. From testosterone and tetracycline to zeranol and genetically engineered bovine growth hormone, enough chemicals circulate in our animal products to stock a medicine cabinet. Because our meat and dairy are still over the counter, though, Americans remain largely oblivious to the intrusions of the pharmaceutical industry into our kitchens. Consider the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving feast, the hybrid turkey raised in a factory farm in conditions of pain and squalor on a diet of chemical-infused feed. Close confinement requires the use of a long list of antibiotics to control such diseases as rhinotracheitis and colibacillosis. And let's not talk about what the bird picks up during processing. One of the last stages at the slaughterhouse is a dip in chlorine to wash off pathogens.
Nina Gordon's acoustic cover of "Straight Outta Compton," a rap originally recorded by NWA.
"We believed we had something to do, to [assure] that public money was being spent appropriately, that laws were being enforced, and we did. Our country was better for it," [Democratic Rep. John] Dingell said. But now, "everything seems to be run out of the White House."
MIKE HANEY, POPULAR SCIENCE - Chemical burns, ruined clothes, 11 years, half a million dollars—it's not easy to improve the world's most popular toy. Yet the success of one inventor's quest to dye a simple soap bubble may change the way the world uses color.
NPR's 'All Things Considered' aired a segment entitled 'My Lobotomy' on Nov. 16, a story of and narrated by a 56-year old bus driver from California named Howard Dully who underwent a transorbital (a.k.a. icepick) lobotomy in 1960 at the age of 12.
A man: God, how much is a million dollars to you?
6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Busy the whole time! This shall be considered a victory! =D
After 171.60 cups of Starbucks Grande Caffe Latte, I'd be pushing up daisies.
TIMES ONLINE - Much to the relief of dairy herds, the sport of cow-tipping has been debunked as an urban, or perhaps rural, myth by scientists at a Canadian university. Margo Lillie, a doctor of zoology at the University of British Columbia, and her student Tracy Boechler have conducted a study on the physics of cow-tipping.
We are saddened to inform you that Dr. John DeSena, Associate Professor, UMKC School of Medicine, passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2005, at the Overland Park Regional Health Center. He was a long time faculty member of the SOM’s Basic Medical Sciences Department. In spite of his illness, Dr DeSena continued his faithful commitment in educating students here at the School of Medicine. Services will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 8, at Carson Speaks Chapel, 1501 W. Lexington, Independence, MO 64052. Dr. DeSena will be missed by us all. A link to Dr. DeSena’s Kansas City Star Obituary and guest book is attached for your convenience.
WILLIAM M. ARKIN, WASHINGTON POST - The Pentagon has begun contingency planning for potential military conflict with Venezuela as part of a broad post-Iraq evaluation of strategic threats to the United States. The planning has been precipitated by general and specific directives issued by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and his civilian policy assistants...
I'm so tired. I was happy that I'd finally be able to sleep in tomorrow until I got home and realized the damn exterminator would be coming in the morning. On top of that, they're gonna be testing the dang fire alarms all day. Blecht. < /complaining>
BBC - Male mice serenade potential mates with ultrasonic love songs, a study by US scientists has revealed. The research adds mice to the exclusive club of mammals that can sing, which has until now comprised only human beings, bats and cetaceans.