What the hell? Artificial meat now? Bad enough tofu and other grasses and seeds are used to make a meat like substitute. Now lab grown meat….argh..
The world’s first test tube hamburger will be served up this October after scientists perfected the art of growing beef in the lab.
By generating strips of meat from stem cells researchers believe they can create a product that is identical to a real burger.
The process of culturing the artificial meat in the lab is so laborious that the finished product, expected to arrive in eight months’ time, will cost about £220,000 (EUR250,000).
But researchers expect that after producing their first patty they will be able to scale up the process to create affordable artificial meat products.
Mass-producing beef, pork, chicken and lamb in the lab could satisfy the growing global demand for meat – forecast to double within the next 40 years – and dramatically reduce the harm that farming does to the environment.
Last autumn the Telegraph reported that Prof Mark Post of Maastricht University in the Netherlands had grown small strips of muscle tissue from a pig’s stem cells, using a serum taken from a horse foetus.
Okay, this is nice and would be good in most cities. Of course, their is the wind and rain and snow effect and how these would last.
Austrian artist Werner Reiterer’s “Street Chandelier.”
Okay, this country has another nail that hurts. Instead of finding a job, or wanting a job, and with unemployment benefits running out, just go and say you are mentally ill.
Being unemployed for too long reportedly is driving people mad and costing taxpayers billions of dollars in mental illness and other disability claims.
The New York Post reported Sunday that as unemployment checks run out, many jobless are trying to gain government benefits by declaring themselves unhealthy.
More than 10.5 million people — about 5.3 percent of the population aged 25 and 64 — received disability checks in January from the federal government, the Post wrote, a 18 percent jump from before the recession.
Among those claiming disability, 43 percent are asking for benefits because of mental illness, the Post wrote. A growing number of those people are older, former white-collar workers.
Disability claims come from the Social Security Trust Fund, which is set to go broke in 2018. Congress last week agreed to dip into the revenue stream to give a 2-percentage point tax break to working Americans.
The Post noted that the more people file for disability claims, the better for the unemployment picture since those people are removed from the jobless rolls.
The altercation, which involved punching “security cast members” and kicking fellow visitors, appropriately took place near the Tower of Terror ride.
Park authorities finally managed to subdue 53-year-old Glenn Horlacher with the help of passers-by after administering a significant amount of pepper spray
Horlacher was booked, cited, and released on his own recognizance. At least one security cast member was treated for injuries at a nearby hospital.
OW>>>>>this is so good. Must try it some day. Bacon strips and you dip them into fudge, caramel, etc.! Now why did I not think of this?
I was eating lunch and drinking my coffee with my 6-year-old and I asked her, “What is the 20th of February?”
She said “President’s Day!”
She is a smart kid, so, I asked her, “What does President’s Day mean?” I was waiting for something about Washington or Lincoln, etc.
She replied, “President’s Day is when President Obama steps out of the White House, and if he sees his shadow we have one more year of unemployment.”
You know, it hurts when hot coffee spurts out your nose.
Kayla McQuay. Check her out!
John Fairfax, first to row across the Pacific, leaves behind one hell of an obit
Author of ESPN’s controversial Jeremy Lin headline apologizes, says he’s used the phrase “at least 100 times” before. My thoughts are, too many companies are being too damn PC.
WASHINGTON, Feb 18 (Reuters) – Winning The Future. Greater Together. We Don’t Quit.
They may not be official but those are all phrases that could in one form or another be candidates to become President Barack Obama’s re-election slogan.
Advisers say a fresh slogan to replace the winning “Change we can believe in” mantra of 2008, is unlikely to appear before Obama knows who his Republican opponent will be and starts big campaign travel swings, likely in the spring or summer.
His campaign posters now say simply, “Obama 2012.”
But Obama’s surrogates have roadtested some slogans in recent months, including “Winning The Future,” which the White House used to promote its budget, and “Greater Together,” which the campaign has used to brand its youth outreach effort.
A new tagline will have to reflect a new reality.
Obama is no longer a Washington outsider, unemployment is falling but still high, and economic insecurity for many voters is a huge concern that a simple slogan cannot overcome.
Obama is aware of that difficulty. He still refers to his old slogan at campaign fundraisers, emphasizing the “change” he has achieved, while dropping lines that could be test runs for a pitch to convince voters to give him another term.
“When you think about change that we can believe in, as hard as these last three years have been, don’t underestimate the changes we’ve made,” Obama said at a fundraiser in California this week.
“Inspiration is wonderful, nice speeches are wonderful, pretty posters, that’s great. But what’s required at the end of the day to create the kind of country we want is stick-to-it-ness. It’s determination. It’s saying, ‘We don’t quit.’”
In his State of the Union address last month, the president also played up the issue of economic fairness, which branding experts said could encapsulate his 2012 pitch.
Claims of inequality at the Oscars have rocked the Hollywood guild for years, with less than 4 per cent of awards being won by African Americans and only one award being given to a female director – Kathryn Bigelow; yet the academy has notoriously remained tight-lipped about its 5,765-strong voter roster.
A single statuette can add millions to box office revenues and propel an actor to instant stardom, but while winners reap the rewards, mystery still shrouds the voter-base – until now.
A study by the Los Angeles Times has finally unmasked the highly-secretive electorate, claiming to have identified 5,112 of the guild’s 5,765 voters, and finding that the voter-base is 94 per cent Caucasian and 77 per cent male.
The average age is 62 and only 14 per cent of members are under 50, according to the study. Only 2 per cent are black, less than 2 per cent are Latino, and 15 academy branches are exclusively made up of white males.
Curiously, a nun, bookshop owner and retired Peace Corps recruit are also listed as members, casting their ballots with the same clout as megastars George Clooney, Julia Roberts and Leonardo Di Caprio.
Mexico puts up these big signs on the border. Like a sign is going to stop weapons from the USA to Mexico?
But I hear that Obama, Holder and Napolitano like this so much, they are thinking of putting such big signs on the border saying “NO MORE MEXCIANS”
Weird shit you can find for sale on ETSY.
Even with the president’s approval rating showing signs of life and the Republicans busily bashing themselves over the head — “one is a practicing polygamist and he’s not even the Mormon,” retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor recently quipped about her party’s two frontrunners — America continues to track right, according to polling data released by the Gallup Organization last week.
Americans at this political moment are significantly more likely to identify as conservative than as liberal: conservatives outnumber liberals by nearly two to one. Forty percent identify as conservative, 36 percent as moderate, and 21 percent liberal.
The map above charts the ideological divide across America’s states. There are four states where conservatives make up more than half the population: Mississippi, Utah, Wyoming, and Alabama. Conservatives make up more than 40 percent in 20 more states. Liberals now outnumber conservatives in just one state, Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia.
Senior ranking US military leaders have so distorted the truth when communicating with the US Congress and American people in regards to conditions on the ground in Afghanistan that the truth has become unrecognizable. This deception has damaged America’s credibility among both our allies and enemies, severely limiting our ability to reach a political solution to the war in Afghanistan. It has likely cost American taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars Congress might not otherwise have appropriated had it known the truth, and our senior leaders’ behavior has almost certainly extended the duration of this war. The single greatest penalty our Nation has suffered, however, has been that we have lost the blood, limbs and lives of tens of thousands of American Service Members with little to no gain to our country as a consequence of this deception.
These are surely serious charges and anyone who would make such claims had better have considerable and substantive evidence to back it up. Regrettably, far too much evidence does exist and I will here provide key elements of it. As I will explain in the following pages I have personally observed or physically participated in programs for at least the last 15 years in which the Army’s senior leaders have either “stretched the truth” or knowingly deceived the US Congress and American public. What I witnessed in my most recently concluded 12 month deployment to Afghanistan has seen that deception reach an intolerable high. I will provide a very brief summary of the open source information that would allow any American citizen to verify these claims. But if the public had access to these classified reports they would see the dramatic gulf between what is often said in public by our senior leaders and what is actually true behind the scenes. It would be illegal for me to discuss, use, or cite classified material in an open venue and thus I will not do so; I am no WikiLeaks guy Part II.
A woman from Los Angeles who was a tree hugging, liberal Democrat, and an anti-hunter purchased a piece of timberland near Colville, WA.
There was a large tree on one of the highest points in the tract.
She wanted a good view of the natural splendor of her land so she started to climb the big tree.
As she neared the top she encountered a spotted owl that attacked her.
In her haste to escape, the woman slid down the tree to the ground and got many splinters in her crotch. In considerable pain, she hurried to a local ER to see a doctor.
She told him she was an environmentalist, a Democrat, an anti-hunter and how she came to get all the splinters.
The doctor listened to her story with great patience and then told her to go wait in the examining room and he would see if he could help her.
She sat and waited three hours before the doctor reappeared.
The angry woman demanded, “What took you so long?”
He smiled and then told her, “Well, I had to get permits from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management before I could remove old-growth timber from a ‘recreational area’ so close to a waste treatment facility. I’m sorry, but due to Obama-Care youve been turned down.”
I recently applied for a building permit for a new house in Dearborn.
It was going to be 100 ft tall and 400 ft wide, with 9 gun turrets at various heights, and windows all over the place and a loud outside entertainment sound system.
It would have parking for 200 cars, and I was going to paint it snot green with pink trim.
The City Council told me to forget it…AIN’T GONNA HAPPEN!
So I sent in the application again, but this time I called it a ‘Mosque’.
Work starts on Monday. I love this country.
Happy Valentine’s Day to You…
Two enjoying today:
Recent proclamations and edicts from on high demonstrate that this administration is severely limiting the freedoms and rights assigned to “We the People” in the Constitution.
A perfect example of this is the mandate from HHS Secretary Sebelius regarding contraception and abortifacient drugs. This mandate (edict) shows that this administration, from the President on down, is not only abrogating the right to free expression of religion as stated in the 1st Amendment, but also sets itself up as the arbiter of religious expression and defining authority of religion, thus creating the State as a religion (or State as God), in direct violation of the Establishment of Religion clause (frequently incorrectly cited as the separation of Church and State) in the 1st Amendment. The opening line of the 1st Amendment reads thus: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”.
Thus, we can see that by assigning to the government the authority to define and proclaim religious expression, what is allowable and what is not, this administration not only violates the “free exercise thereof” portion but also the primary portion “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion”.
Whoever wins the GOP presidential nod will need a strong vice presidential candidate to beat the formidable, very well-financed Obama-Biden ticket. Here are some suggestions for the eventual Republican nominee when he chooses his running mate:
The people listed after each section (read the article for expanded explanations of each section) are choices that Human Events list as possible VP candidates. Those listed who are still running for president are there in case they do not make the nomination. I disagree with some of them and list my preferences after the article below.
1. Budget expertise – The Republican presidential candidate will need someone who knows the budget in and out, and who has innovative ideas about how to fix the problems.
2. Appeal to Hispanic voters – Hispanics are the fastest growing demographic group in America and their vote could be up for grabs with the right ticket.
3. Inspires the base – The Republican nominee will need someone to inspire the true believers on the right—a candidate who can bring in small-government Tea Partiers.
4. Tough campaigner – Vice presidential candidates often have to take on detractors, while the presidential pick stays above the fray.
5. Administrative experience – Experience counts and having run an operation with a decent budget and a large number of employees is valuable training for a President or his running mate.
Scott Walker, John Kasich, Mitch Daniels
6. Appeals to evangelicals – Republicans can’t win in November if evangelicals and social conservatives stay home.
Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann
7. Innovative approach to healthcare – The nation’s healthcare system will need a major overhaul after ObamaCare is dismantled.
8. Immigration problem solver – The GOP ticket could use someone who knows how important it is to control the borders.
Rick Perry, Tom Tancredo
9. War on Terror expertise – Despite the pull-out from Iraq and the soon-to-come retreat from Afghanistan, the war on terror is far from over and the world remains a dangerous place.
John Bolton, Rudy Giuliani, David Petraeus
10. Makes black vote more competitive – It is about time that Republicans make progress in loosening the Democratic stranglehold on black voters.
Allen West, Condoleezza Rice, Herman Cain
Read the article here.