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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Drezner, D.: Theories of International Politics and Zombies.

Drezner, D.: Theories of International Politics and Zombies.: Theories of International Politics and Zombies
Daniel W. Drezner

Honorable Mention for the 2011 PROSE Award in Government & Politics, Association of American Publishers

Paper with French folds | 2011 | $16.95 / £11.95 | ISBN: 9780691147833
168 pp. | 4-1/2 x 7 | 4 line illus. 3 tables.

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Political Math » The Republican Brain

Political Math » The Republican Brain: Allow me to emphasize one group: those with post-traumatic stress disorder have reduced gray matter volume. For those unfamiliar with the symptoms of PTSD, the most common include:

1. “Reliving the event, which disturbs day-to-day activity,” which including repeated nightmares of the event and strong, uncomfortable reactions to situations that remind you of the event.

2. Avoidance, which includes “Emotional “numbing, or feeling as though you don’t care about anything.”

3. Arousal, which can include “having an exaggerated response to things that startle you… feeling more aware (hypervigilance)… feeling irritable or having outbursts of anger.”(13)

Friday, September 13, 2013

Twitter / DRUDGE: Concierge doctors quietly ...

Twitter / DRUDGE: Concierge doctors quietly ...


What's in a Cigarette? - American Lung Association

What's in a Cigarette? - American Lung Association


What's in a Cigarette?

There are approximately 600 ingredients in cigarettes. When burned, they create more than 4,000 chemicals. At least 50 of these chemicals are known to cause cancer, and many are poisonous. 
Many of these chemicals are also found in consumer products, but these products have warning labels. While the public is warned about the danger of the poisons in these products, there is no such warning for the toxins in tobacco smoke.
Here are a few of the chemicals in tobacco smoke, and other places they are found:
  • Acetone – found in nail polish remover
  • Acetic Acid –  an ingredient in hair dye
  • Ammonia – a common household cleaner
  • Arsenic – used in rat poison
  • Benzene – found in rubber cement
  • Butane – used in lighter fluid
  • Cadmium – active component in battery acid
  • Carbon Monoxide – released in car exhaust fumes
  • Formaldehyde – embalming fluid
  • Hexamine – found in barbecue lighter fluid
  • Lead – used in batteries
  • Napthalene – an ingredient in moth balls
  • Methanol – a main component in rocket fuel
  • Nicotine – used as insecticide
  • Tar – material for paving roads
  • Toluene - used to manufacture paint

A Genie and A Road Map: How To Make Successful Decisions - Monster.com

A Genie and A Road Map: How To Make Successful Decisions - Monster.com

The following post is an excerpt from What the Hell Is Going On in My Life? - Using Your Birthdate to Find Answers About Relationships, Career, Money, Sex & Health by Larry Schwimmer.
Imagine taking a long trip in your car. You're not totally sure where you're going, but you're thinking you can figure it out once you get on the road. Then, as you drive for a few hours you start wondering, "Maybe I'm not exactly sure where I'm headed." Unfortunately, there are no places to stop and ask for help. Eventually, you realize that you're lost. Amazingly, at that very moment, a genie magically appears in the passenger seat next to you. He tells you to open your glove compartment, where you'll find a road map with specific instructions, including the dates when you will get to each stop on your journey. The map is your assurance that you'll get to your destinations on time.
As an astrologer, just like the genie, I'll show you how to find your road map, plus use it to guide you to where you want to go. However, the way to get to where you want to go in life is by the decisions you make. I'll show you how to make your decisions at a time when they will be most successful.
Your road map to making successful decisions is sitting in a file drawer in your home, a safety deposit box, or in the archives of the hospital where you were born. It is called your birth certificate, and it has your precise date, place, and time of birth. All you have to do is find it and I'll show you how you can turn your birth information into a map that shows the major events of your life, and the best times to make those events successful. I'll show you how to use astrology for decision-making.
The good news: You do NOT need to have prior knowledge of astrology. This book will explain everything you need to know to understand the changes you're experiencing in your life, the decisions you may be required to make, and how to make them at the perfect time so they will be successful. The use of astrology is to reveal choices to you - not to make your choice for you. In that sense, as my brilliant astrology colleague Ray Merriman says: "It is a choice-revealer, not a choice-decider." Your own free will can always be brought to bear on any situation you face in life. You are the master of your own destiny.
A Good Time & A Bad Time To Start A Job!
Suppose, for example, after interviewing for a new job - you receive an offer. Your new employer calls you on the telephone, giving you a choice of two potential starting dates. You can start your new job in July; a time when your astrological chart indicates is a bad one because you'll work hard for little recognition and great frustration; or you can start in August, a positive date when your astrological chart says you will be successful, well received, and have opportunities for advancement. Assuming your new employer gave you these two choices, which date would you choose to start your new job?
Therein lies the practical value of using astrology for decision-making. It can give you the perfect time to make your decision a successful one that will benefit you. Of course, the choice is always yours. Yet, while career decisions are important, you can also use astrology for decision-making in many other areas of your life. In this competitive world, why not use every resources available to you. It all starts with your birthdate and an open mind.

Read Larry Schwimmer's latest books, What the Hell is Going On in My Life? Using Your Birthdate to Find Answers About Relationships, Career, Money, Sex & Health;and How To Ask For A Raise Without Getting Fired - And 24 Other Techniques For Resolving Conflicts At Work & In Life; and Winning Your Next Promotion In One Year (Or Less!).

Thursday, September 12, 2013

tonedcurves - If you find your here and now intolerable and it...

tonedcurves - If you find your here and now intolerable and it...: "If you find your here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally. If you want to take responsibility for your life, you must change one of those three options and you must choose now. "

Editorial: First things first on Illinois tax reform - DailyHerald.com

Editorial: First things first on Illinois tax reform - DailyHerald.com: The first from Park Ridge's Democratic Sen. Dan Kotowski, speaking alongside Noland and other suburban lawmakers at the Hoffman Estates Chamber of Commerce's legislative luncheon last week: "We still have areas within the state budget that aren't evaluated for performance. ... We need to make sure that we're doing a better job of being stewards of taxpayers' dollars."

Electronic Health Records: What Does it Mean and Do We Have to Go There? | ASC Supply Chain & Materials Management | Channels

Electronic Health Records: What Does it Mean and Do We Have to Go There? | ASC Supply Chain & Materials Management | Channels: Ambulatory Surgery Centers will be required to implement Electronic Health Record systems (EHR) within the next few years. Participation in Medicare/Medicaid will depend on it. This article will explore the definition of EHR, what the prime driving forces are behind mandated EHR systems, and how we can heed the warning and plan ahead for successful implementation of EHR systems in our centers.

The Arrival - Fringepedia FRINGE Wiki

The Arrival - Fringepedia FRINGE Wiki: "You must adjust the way you consider communications, ideas. Ideas can be absorbed through osmosis... through proximity." - Walter

Osmosis | Easy to understand definition of osmosis by Your Dictionary

Osmosis | Easy to understand definition of osmosis by Your Dictionary: an apparently effortless absorption of ideas, feelings, attitudes, etc., as if by biological osmosis

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Cygnus (constellation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Cygnus (constellation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Cygnus /ˈsɪɡnəs/ is a northern constellation lying on the plane of the Milky Way. Its name is the Latinized Hellenic (Greek) word for swan. One of the most recognizable constellations of the northern summer and autumn, it features a prominent asterism known as the Northern Cross (in contrast to the Southern Cross). Cygnus was among the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd century astronomer Ptolemy, and it remains one of the 88 modern constellations. Cygnus contains Deneb, one of the brightest stars in the night sky, as well as stars with planets, some notable X-ray sources, and the giant stellar association of Cygnus OB2. One of the stars of this association, NML Cygni, is the largest star currently known.

Vulpecula - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Vulpecula - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Vulpecula /vʌlˈpɛkjʊlə/ is a faint constellation in the northern sky. Its name is Latin for "little fox", although it is commonly known simply as the fox. It was identified in the seventeenth century, and is located in the middle of the Summer Triangle (an asterism consisting of the bright stars Deneb, Vega and Altair).

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Patton Oswalt Quote | Classic Forwards

Patton Oswalt Quote | Classic Forwards: “You’ve gotta respect everyone’s beliefs.” No, you don’t. That’s what gets us in trouble. Look, you have to acknowledge everyone’s beliefs, and then you have to reserve the right to go: “That is fucking stupid. Are you kidding me?” I acknowledge that you believe that, that’s great, but I’m not going to respect it. I have an uncle that believes he saw Sasquatch. We do not believe him, nor do we respect him!”

Monday, September 9, 2013

Obama to cut medical benefits for active, retired military, not union workers - Spokane Conservative | Examiner.com

Obama to cut medical benefits for active, retired military, not union workers - Spokane Conservative | Examiner.com: In an effort to cut defense spending, the Obama Administration plans to cut health benefits for active duty and retired military personnel and their families while not touching the benefits enjoyed by unionized civilian defense workers.

Rep. Justin Amash says White House has “embellished” on Syria

Rep. Justin Amash says White House has “embellished” on Syria

Just a reminder while you’re fixated on Syria: Obama’s economy is horrendous

Just a reminder while you’re fixated on Syria: Obama’s economy is horrendous: The decades of Presidents Kennedy, Reagan, Clinton and George W. Bush all resembled these economic metrics of normality despite political differences. This was due to the fact that they all understood at least basic economics, listened to their advisers who also had some basic understanding of economics, and were able to show some semblance of caring more about the people and the nation than politics.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Al Qaeda-linked rebels gain control of Christian village, Syrian activists say | Fox News

Al Qaeda-linked rebels gain control of Christian village, Syrian activists say | Fox News

Political reality forces Poland to dilute pro-market ideals | Reuters

Political reality forces Poland to dilute pro-market ideals | Reuters: WARSAW, Sept 8 (Reuters) - For years, Poland has been a liberal economist's dream: a country where government made decisions based on market logic rather than the political imperatives that have often intruded elsewhere.

That changed this week.

Prime Minister Donald Tusk announced he was transferring a large chunk of assets from private pension funds to the state, freeing the government's hand to boost public spending in the run-up to a national election in 2015.

The reform does not change Poland's sound economic fundamentals: debt is still coming down, the cost of doing business is low, the government is fiscally prudent compared to its neighbours and rating agencies take a relaxed view.

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