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Nice morning for breakfast outside with the dogs in Hataitia.
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I love the fact that, for the most part, people like this guy think the line that proves their faith is homosexuality.
Working on the sabbath?  No problem.
Eating shellfish? Love me some lobster!
Tattoo? What's wrong with a little self expression?
Homosexuality? Whoa, whoa, whoa!! Time to dig out my christian ID card.

According to this guy's logic, I don't understand how he can even work for Calgary Transit. If his christian beliefs are so important, I don't know how he can work for a company that endorses equality and tolerance.

Frigging Dumb-Ass!
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-transit-pride-bus-has-driver-threatening-to-quit-1.3207061
A Calgary Transit driver says he will quit his job if he's assigned to drive a bus wrapped in a rainbow flag.
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In the end, while it might not be particularly stunning results for many of these studies, in the end, it is science working itself out.
While it would be great if science worked the way many of the press releases proclaim it; unfortunately, science is somewhat slow and plodding.
http://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-tried-to-replicate-100-psychology-experiments-and-64-failed
A landmark study involving 100 scientists from around the world has tried to replicate the findings of 270 recent findings from highly ranked psychology journals and by one measure, only 36 percent turned up the same results. That means that for...
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Good article with some actual links to the research!
 
Good article. Exercising at maximum heart rate risks having a heart attack is another myth to add to the list.
For something as essential to life as your health, the fitness industry is filled with an awful lot of BS. For today’s 10th anniversary look back, we’re busting some widespread myths with a list of our best fitness explainers.
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Tonight was one of the nights of the LUX light festival. A lovely evening!
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A group of moms, who are also scientists, farmers and science advocates, wrote his letter to Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ginnifer.Goodwin, and other celeb moms who have recently spoken out against GMOs and the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act.

The letter is signed by me, Julie Borlaug (granddaughter of Norman Borlaug), Dr. Alison Van Eenannaam, +Anastasia Bodnar , The Hawaii Farmer's Daughter, +Layla Katiraee, +Sarah Schultz from Nurse Loves Farmer, It's MomSense, The Foodie Farmer, and +Jenny Splitter  from +Grounded Parents.

Read it here, then share and tweet with hashtag ‪#‎Moms4GMOs‬!!
Dear Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ginnifer Goodwin, Sarah Gilbert, Jillian Michaels, Jordana Brewster, and other celebrity moms speaking against the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act: We are scientists, science communicators, and farmers. We come from varying educational backgrounds, work in different careers, live across the country, and are ...
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Figures, this is the day we go to Aus.

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See! Cyclists are a harbinger of gridlock when we get to self driving cars! Ban all cyclists! :-/
 
"Google Self Driving Car encounters bicyclist, doesn't kill him."






I'm pretty sure that was one of the titles the author desperately wanted to use for this story.
An awkward encounter with a cyclist highlights the technology’s tough road ahead.
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Pretty much spot on.
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Neat!
 
UMass doctors find success with Google Glass in poison treatments!
"...Glass, which is increasingly being used as a platform for innovations in healthcare to benefit patients, physicians, and medical personnel, has already entered clinical practice." ...Read more:
http://www.betaboston.com/news/2015/08/18/umass-doctors-find-success-with-google-glass-in-poison-treatments/
#googleglass   #medicine   #tech   #doctors   #healthcare  
With a toxin coursing through their veins, patients, who come in for poison treatment, are often in an altered mental state, even incoherent perhaps. And the physician on duty may not be an expert in poisons. What happens next?
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I love this city! Today almost makes up for all the crap weather we've been getting.
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I've got a few different blogs if you want to check them out: The Vespa Diaries(A personal blog),  Quest For Fiver (a blog about living a healthy lifestye) and now The Night Terrors (My webcomic).  I also contribute to Maple Glazed Kiwi (A Book/Movie Blog). You can learn a bit about me on Facebook...or by asking me. Look, just check out the blogs, and I'm sure you will be thoroughly confused.

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a review of The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
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Overkill - Vanda Symon
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The Heart Broke In - James Meek
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Raising Hope
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Stupid Smart....and other nonsense.
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I love this phrase "that's stupid smart". Just last night I did something stupid in a smart way. I went out running on trails for about 7.5m

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The stress has consumed me. The Step-back: Holiday weekend was great. I did a long run of 16 miles with a few friends and it felt great. I d

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Podcast It is kind of fitting that this is the first cafe that we actually review as this was one of the first cafe's we had eaten at when w

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Angus' joke falls flat, but he does find a nifty, new hat!

When You Swallow A Grenade
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In 1941, a rose killed a policeman. Albert Alexander, a 43-year-old policeman in Oxford, England, was pruning his …

Meet the camera that allows you to see around corners
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Researchers have already developed a device that allows you to see through eight-inch-thick concrete walls, but now, scientists have devised

New evidence suggests Archaeopteryx dressed in black
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Scientists have found a way to uncover feathered dinosaurs' true colors, and one of the first creatures to come under inspection is none oth

The Real Reason Why Your Kid Has ADHD?
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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is an incredibly complex disease — both in terms of treatment, and society's view of it. Whi

A Brilliant List of Science Books for People Who Want Their Minds Blown
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While everybody is getting stoned on turkey and starch this holiday season, you're hoping to join a secret collective of super-intelligent s

A 3D Printer That Works With Chocolate? Now You've Got My Attention
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Instead of the toxic smell of melted plastics, while the Imagine 3D printer is doing its thing, your workspace will be filled with the aroma

We loved the amount of selection that this Roots store had available, and would have loved to have browsed the selection looking for some of the great Roots merchandise. But alas, we were virtually attacked by what I can only assume were commissioned sales people, because it was like they were buzzing flies, and we were the rotting carrion they were hoping to feast on. I couldn't touch an article of clothing without one of the staff member jumping in between me and the clothing shouting that they could find a size for me. My wife tried to look at a hoodie and a staff member jumped in between me and her offering to hold the hanger while she tried on the clothes. Added to this unpleasant situation was the fact that there was an irate and screaming customer trying to return an article of clothing that was no doubt force-fed to her in the past, and now she was suffering from buyers remorse. By-the-way...I am not being overly dramatic for effect. The staff at this store would follow you around virtually one step behind you, offering unwanted input and advice and would not leave you alone! Hey Roots: Want to sell some clothing? Let people browse your merchandise without being accosted. By comparison, the Roots store in Victoria was a dream. Staff greeted you warmly, and offered their services if needed. I only wish that store had the selection that the one on Robson had.
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We've been using Zaminka for the last four years, whenever we need to go back to Canada for a visit. The staff there are friendly, professional, and ALWAYS take excellent care of our two dogs. Whenever we go to pick up our dogs after the trip, they always look wonderful and healthy, as the staff will ask if we would like them bathed and groomed on pick-up. We're often told of some of our dog's various antics while at the Dog Motel which says to us that the staff take their jobs seriously, and they truly care about them. We will continue to use Zaminka for as long as they show such excellent care and concern for our pets.
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