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Science Confirms: The More Coffee You Drink, The Longer You Will Live.

Coffee is one of the healthiest beverages on the planet.

It is more than just dark-colored liquid with caffeine… coffee actually contains hundreds of different compounds, some of which have important health benefits.

Several massive studies have now shown that the people who drink the most coffee live longer and have a reduced risk of diseases like Alzheimer’s and diabetes.

Read More at the Link.

#Coffee   #Health  
It is more than just dark-colored liquid with caffeine… coffee actually contains hundreds of different compounds, some of which have important health benefits.
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+Art Cancro reread the way that is correctly spelled and what it really means. Oopsie.
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I'm just going to leave this here.
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Something of an allusion to the Virgin Mary.
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In case some people have made a hasty generalization

Two more Muslims you should be seeing in the headlines, and aren't.

Check out @eldahshan's Tweet: https://twitter.com/eldahshan/status/553974257718669312?s=09
“Hey, if you can generalize about Muslims on one side, you can generalize on the other too. Right? #Paris”
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Unfortunately just being muslim does not say much nowadays!

A muslim means one who surrenders and submits to the laws of God, follows the "Shari'ah" of Islam, and that is where most problems begin as there are far too many interpretations or schools of thought and thus strong divergences regarding their applications in modern civilizations.

Using the same Holy Book precepts as a basis one muslim can either becomes a jihadist (terrorist) and another turns into Lassana or Ahmed. The weaker minded or poorly educated ones will find the former more appealing, of course.

From: http://www.crosscurrents.org/hassan.htm
In essence all of the Shari'ah is contained in the Qur'an. The Holy Book, however, contains the principle of all the Law. It contains the Law potentially but not actually and explicitly--at least not all the different aspects of the Shari'ah.

There was, therefore, a gradual process by which this Law became promulgated in its external form and made applicable to all domains of human life. This process was completed in about three centuries during which the great books of law in both Sunni and Shi'ite Islam were written, although the exact process is somewhat different in the two cases.

The principles of Law contained in the Qur'an were explained and amplified in the prophetic Hadith and Sunnah which together constitute the second basic source of Law. These in turn were understood with the aid of the consensus of the Islamic community (ijma'). Finally, these sources of Law were complemented by analogical reasoning (qiyas) where necessary.

According to the traditional Islamic view, therefore, the sources of the Shari'ah are the Qur'an, Hadith, ijma' and qiyas, of which the first two are the most important and are accepted by all schools of law while the other two are either considered of lesser importance or rejected by some of the schools.'
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I just installed a new storm window yesterday

These are real temperatures, wind chill is about -22F tonight. Good timing!
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+Art Cancro May it be so, assuming that the houses are similar size.

+Redbear Contractors​ that link doesn't seem relevant, perhaps a typo? It just points to an empty profile.
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Out in quarts - an evening's sipping pleasure

New in my area, found this on the just in shelf.
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Some "straight eye" stereo Holiday lights
Having started my interest in stereo photos with View-master and Stereo-opticon  slides, I am used to images with the right eye part on the right. Later I did stereo photomicrography viewing two 10x8 prints with a viewer. I occasionally make a few slides for myself, and share them for those who can view them.

Viewing the images

If you haven't done this, here are two ways without a viewer. First, scale the image until it is about eight inches (20cm) in size, look at an image on the screen, close your eyes and gaze "into the distance" and open your eyes. You probably will now see three images, the one in the middle is the stereo one.

Didn't work for you? Try holding a few fingers in front of your nose, so the left eye can't see the right image and vice-versa. You can use more or fewer fingers, closer or farther away, until you block the "outside" images and see just one. Your eyes should converge on this and you will see stereo.

You can scale the images up to see more detail, but I sized these to something which might still work on a smaller screen. The original images are 4kx3k pixels, more resolution than practical unless you print these for a viewer.

Enough said, enjoy my lights.
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Ooh, I used to have a stereopticon. Hours of fun. 
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Why we are spending far more than we waste, and too little for what would be useful.
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Hold The Press ! ? SEE OYSTER by AQUAMARINE POWER on Youtube . FREE ENERGY TECHNOLOGY suppressed since 1780 is the worlds greatest crime . Ever !  Any questions ?
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This is a most important new days and I am really looking forward to seeing what we find now.
 
“After a voyage of nearly nine years and three billion miles —the farthest any space mission has ever traveled to reach its primary target – NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft came out of hibernation today for …
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+Georg Tirebiter - Such a wonderful attitude. :^/
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New hope for an effective new antibiotic

Looks encouraging for sure, it doesn't encourage mutations, at least in the lab.
 
First New Antibiotic In 30 Years Could Prove Crucial In Fight Against Superbugs | IFLScience

'A new antibiotic extracted from soil bacteria can kill a huge range of disease-causing microbes, and so far, no resistance has been detected in the exposed bacteria. If resistance does build up, it’ll likely take several decades to emerge. The findings are published in Nature this week.'

http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/resistance-proof-antibiotic-we-ve-been-waiting

A new antibiotic kills pathogens without detectable resistance : Nature : Nature Publishing Group

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'Antibiotic resistance is spreading faster than the introduction of new compounds into clinical practice, causing a public health crisis. Most antibiotics were produced by screening soil microorganisms, but this limited resource of cultivable bacteria was overmined by the 1960s. Synthetic approaches to produce antibiotics have been unable to replace this platform. Uncultured bacteria make up approximately 99% of all species in external environments, and are an untapped source of new antibiotics. We developed several methods to grow uncultured organisms by cultivation in situ or by using specific growth factors. Here we report a new antibiotic that we term teixobactin, discovered in a screen of uncultured bacteria. Teixobactin inhibits cell wall synthesis by binding to a highly conserved motif of lipid II (precursor of peptidoglycan) and lipid III (precursor of cell wall teichoic acid). We did not obtain any mutants of Staphylococcus aureus or Mycobacterium tuberculosis resistant to teixobactin. The properties of this compound suggest a path towards developing antibiotics that are likely to avoid development of resistance.'

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature14098.html
A new antibiotic extracted from soil bacteria can kill a huge range of disease-causing microbes, and so far, no resistance has been detected in the exposed bacteria. If resistance does build up, it’ll likely take several decades to emerge. The findings are published in Nature this week. 
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Bacterial strains have been feuding with each other for a long time.
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I'll help replace that bulb

I set up the ladder, went to unpack the bulb, and my helper was there.
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Cats have an awesomeness multiplying effect on everything. How many cats does it take to change a light bulb? All of them!
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warning: these are habit forming

Got them for Christmas, and I'm hooked.
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On the eve night of Christmas my true cats gave to me:
3 predawn wake-ups
2 rolls of wrapping shredded
And a lump of cat barf where I stepped but could not see.

Merry Christmas, kitties. Enjoy the cheddar cat snack!

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Time to realize that cats never liked humans and they would abandon you if you hadn't locked them in the house, preferring to live stray in weather normal for their species. Get a dog. They are better creatures and grateful.

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I am a semi-retired computer person (programming, system administration, security, backups, networking), still CTO of a company my late wife and I started with a friend in 1979.

I have been active in various civic activities most of my life, service organizations, neighborhood associations, politics, and single issue organizations.

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