Archive | December, 2012

Monks + Mermaids + Maureen Dowd

December 30, 2012

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MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A Benedictine Blog) This blog is written by a monk and is about monasteries and the spiritual life, both Catholic and Orthodox. “Today the concept of truth is viewed with suspicion, because truth is identified with violence. Over history there have, unfortunately, been episodes when people sought to defend the truth with […]

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The Evils of Big Pharma: 1st their “Anti-Depressants” Command Patients to Commit Suicide, Now, Big Pharma Gets to Give you the Same Pills to Get Over your Grief!

December 28, 2012

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SPECIAL REPORT CAN MEDICAL RESEARCH BE TRUSTED?A Washington Post investigation finds pharmaceutical companies influence the research that determines drug prescriptions for millions of Americans. Antidepressants to treat grief? Panel with… Drug firms’ influence over research grows Medicare overspending on anemia drug Antidepressants to treat grief? Psychiatry panelists with ties to drug industry say yes File […]

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Sad but True: There’s No Way President Obama will now Nominate Sen. Chuck Hagel for Defense Secretary; Yet Another Example of GOP (Log Cabin Repubs, in this Case) Dogmatism

December 28, 2012

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December 27, 2012, 1:27 pm 10 Comments Gay Republicans Take Out Ad Criticizing Hagel By HELENE COOPER The White House may not be making any more announcements about President Obama’s new national security team this week, but that hasn’t stopped the anti-Chuck Hagel drumbeat. An organization of gay Republicans took out a full page ad in The New […]

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NU Foundation Farce: The Secretive Faux “Non-Profit” Releases a Report that NO Objective Outsider Can Examine or What About Those Bogus Foundation P.O. Boxes in New Joisee, Mr. Brian Hastings?

December 28, 2012

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PUBLISHED THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2012 AT 1:00 AM / UPDATED AT 2:11 AM Investments help boost NU assets, report says LINCOLN (AP) — The University of Nebraska increased its assets during the past fiscal year through a combination of investments, insurance and cost-saving measures, according to a new state report. The Nebraska state auditor’s report […]

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An Oldie – but goodie – Post about the Nebraska GOP + Sen. Hagel

December 24, 2012

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Senator Johanns, (seriously) “Hagel’s Burned Bridges.”  November 1, 2012 WASHINGTON, D.C. (exclusive) by Ivy Harper Uhmmm. If I happened to be a U.S. Senator from Nebraska and a fellow Nebraska Senator earned a stunningly beautiful bridge built in his honor, I really wouldn’t be using the phrase, “Burning bridges” when talking about heroes like Bob […]

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Let’s Hope Chuck’s not Hageled (as in “Borked”) or [He] Deserves Fair Hearing for Defense Secretary Post by John Avalon of The Daily Beast

December 24, 2012

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  Chuck Hagel Deserves Fair Hearing for Defense-Secretary Post by John Avlon Dec 24, 2012 4:45 AM EST Critics trying to derail the ex-senator’s likely nomination as defense secretary should read his 2008 book to understand his true, reasonable views—and Obama should not allow himself to be intimidated out of picking him, says John Avlon. The preemptive strike on Sen. […]

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Bloomberg’s Courage, “Gun” Statement + Big Pharma’s Role Given How Many of these Shooters are on “Anti-Depressants”

December 14, 2012

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Bloomberg: Obama Needs To Send A Gun Control Bill To Congress From his statement: “With all the carnage from gun violence in our country, it’s still almost impossible to believe that a mass shooting in a kindergarten class could happen. It has come to that. Not even kindergarteners learning their A,B,Cs are safe. We heard after […]

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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel + A Nebraska 1st, Right? Ag but never Defense…

December 13, 2012

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Kerrey + College “Grossing Up” Equals an Inconvenient Truth about Dems & Higher Ed

December 12, 2012

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Prexies earn big in NY By YOAV GONEN These guys won’t be needing college loans. Six of the 20 highest-paid private college presidents in the country hailed from New York state schools in 2010 — including four in Manhattan, according to a new report by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Leading the charge was then-retiring […]

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Thanks for the Memories or One Dozen Awesome Photos!

December 9, 2012

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  Frank Sinatra and Grace Kelly The Beatles and Mohammad Ali, Martin Luther King Jr. And Marlon Brando Marilyn Monroe Meets Queen Elizabeth II Mother Teresa and Princess Diana Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Warren G. Steve Jobs and Bill Gates Bill Clinton meeting John F.Kennedy White House in 1963     James Dean and Elizabeth […]

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