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Or if Kim Jong Un mentions that Trump's inaugural crowd was smaller than both of Obama's. Trump will literally go ballistic.

#Trump #NorthKorean #Dotard

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Figured we should point this out since some of our Android friends love to talk about how the iPhone isn't the highest ranked from DxOMark and that the U11 and Pixel were top dogs. That is no longer the case.

#android #iphone8 #pixel #htcu11

https://drd.life/2wFuuR4

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#StarWars8 is locked and ready to roll!

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Reform through Willful Ignorance

Senators Graham and Cassidy .... and the GOP leadership in the Senate (and the House) ... and pretty much everyone else ... have no definitive, accepted standard as to what the Graham-Cassidy bill to gack the ACA and kneecap Medicaid will actually do.

This is legislation with a profound impact on the US -- 1/6 of our economy flows through the health care system, and health insurance reform impacts every single citizen of the United States, especially the poor, the disabled, the ill, and the elderly.

And the GOP don't really know what their legislation will do. Well, they've been told by numerous outside sources that it will be a disaster, about the tens of millions who will lose insurance coverage, about how senior citizen premiums will go up $16K/year on average, on the long-term impacts to the poor, the sick, children, the disabled. But the gold standard, the non-partisan Congessional Budget Office, will not have its full analysis of the bill -- its cost, the number of people who will lose insurance, etc -- for several weeks [1].

They can't wait that long. They won't wait that long. They only have a few days before the end of the month, when suddenly they can't pass this thing with just 50 votes [2]. And they don't really care anyway. Because this isn't about health care, or insurance, or the economy, or helping people not die. It's about one thing only:

"You know, I could maybe give you 10 reasons why this bill shouldn't be considered," said Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa. "But Republicans campaigned on this so often that you have a responsibility to carry out what you said in the campaign. That's pretty much as much of a reason as the substance of the bill." ❞ [3]

They said they would do it. They promised. They had no idea what they were promising, and when they finally tackled it they resembled the dog that finally got hold of the car, but, by God, they promised they would do something so this is the one something they are going to try to do.

No matter the cost. No matter the lives impacted. No matter the pain, and suffering, and debt, and death.

Because they're afraid of what will happen to them in 2018 if they don't.

And that's how these people are governing the United States.

I am beyond disgusted.

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(Grassley also basically admitted that this effort isn't even about fixing the problems they say they are going to fix.

But Grassley also acknowledged that Graham-Cassidy would not affect the most pressing Obamacare shortcoming facing Iowa: rising premiums and limited choices on the state’s individual health insurance market. Instead, he said, that’ll have to be addressed first with a “stop-gap” plan now under consideration and ultimately with a separate legislation.

“What you want to do long-term is going to be done in the Alexander bill,” Grassley said, referring to a bipartisan bill to stabilize individual premiums nationwide that reportedly fell apart this week.

Fell apart because the GOP leadership said they would never allow it to come to the floor, because it was more important to pass this bill to gut Medicaid for the long haul, but call it "Obamacare Repeal" because that's what they need to say, politically.)

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[1] https://www.cbo.gov/publication/53116
[2] http://www.latimes.com/politics/washington/la-na-essential-washington-updates-republicans-face-sept-30-deadline-for-1504293908-htmlstory.html
[3] http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2017/09/20/chuck-grassley-regardless-substance-republicans-must-support-health-bill/685674001/

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Taylor Swift & Nicki Minaj Fans TEAM UP Against Cardi B & Here's Why #celebs #celebrities #celebrity

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The fate of humanity rests in her hands. Alicia Vikander is Lara Croft. #TombRaider

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After years of rumors, a +T-Mobile-+Sprint merger may happen next month. Do you think T-Mobile and Sprint will finally agree to a merger?

#TMobile #Sprint #Android #iPhone

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NASA's Space Hubble Telescope spotted an unusual glowing pair of asteroids
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope helped an international team of astronomers find that an unusual object in the asteroid belt is, in fact, two asteroids orbiting each other that have comet-like features. These include a bright halo of material, called a coma, and a long tail of dust.

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This time-lapse video, assembled from a set of Hubble Space Telescope photos, reveals two asteroids orbiting each other that have comet-like features. The asteroid pair, called 2006 VW139/288P, was observed in September 2016, just before the asteroid made its closest approach to the Sun. The photos revealed ongoing activity in the binary system. The apparent movement of the tail is a projection effect due to the relative alignment between the Sun, Earth, and 2006 VW139/288P changing between observations.

The tail orientation is also affected by a change in the particle size. Initially, the tail was pointing towards the direction where comparatively large (about 1 millimeter in size) dust particles were emitted in late July. However, from Sept. 20 on, the tail began to point in the opposite direction from the Sun as the pressure of sunlight affects smaller (10 microns in size) dust particles where they are blown away from the nucleus by radiation pressure.
Credits: NASA, ESA, and J. DePasquale and Z. Levay (STScI)

Source & further reading:
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2017/hubble-discovers-that-a-unique-object-is-a-binary

#nasa #space #universe #asteroid #Hubble #science

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Stephen King's 1922
Premieres on Netflix on October 20

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Morning Update: U.S. to lay all demands on table in next round of NAFTA talks; Kim Jong-un calls Trump ‘deranged’: Plus: Canadians seek refuge as Hurricane Maria ravages Dominica

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If it weren't for Thomas, Hayward might never have signed with the C's.

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WATCH Jorge Linares and Luke Campbell face off: http://www.boxingnewsonline.net/watch-jorge-linares-and-luke-campbell-face-off/

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In the WWE endorsed +UpUpDownDown, #XavierWoods play Smite which also supports Connor's Cure: Fighting Pediatric Cancer.

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A Guide to the Liam Hemsworth References in Miley's New Song "Week Without You" https://trib.al/mC1oJ5k

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Exercise can make cells healthier, promoting longer life, study finds

No surprise, but a good reminder.

Whether it's running, walking, cycling, swimming or rowing, it's been well-known since ancient times that doing some form of aerobic exercise is essential to good health and well-being. You can lose weight, sleep better, fight stress and high blood pressure, improve your mood, plus strengthen bones and muscles. "Whether muscle is healthy or not really determines whether the entire body is healthy or not," said Zhen Yan of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. "And exercise capacity, mainly determined by muscle size and function, is the best predictor of mortality in the general population." But why? Yan might have some answers. He and colleagues at UVA are peering inside the cell to understand, at a molecular level, why that workout – like it or not – is so vital to the body. They found that one important benefit involves the cellular power plant – the mitochondria – which creates the fuel so the body can function properly.

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A finalized deal could arrive as soon as next month.

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Santa Monica, CA

Here the +Trey Ratcliff #LAPhotowalk started. You might see that huge group starting to form under the palm trees. Normally I shot from inside the group, but since everyone moves, that was a typical stitching nightmare: resulting in hours of photoshop work. Not this time, I loved the view to the Pacific from the staircase more.
ENJOY

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A Favorite Flower Photo

I took this photo a couple of years ago while on Mt Rainier. +Randy T


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Congratulations, You made it this far! For those who have been here, you already know this selection well. If this is your first time, I put together some climbing photo collections and videos.

The Ptarmigan Traverse https://goo.gl/photos/NNXKxzQXPrCLkv5e8
Wilderness Trip https://goo.gl/HVB0aV
Larch Trees at Horseshoe Lake https://goo.gl/TwZg7y
My YouTube Videos https://goo.gl/IJXBc0
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+Mountain Monday by +Michael Russell

#LandscapePhotography +Margaret Tompkins +Pamela Reynoso +Dave White +Sean McLean
#hqsplandscape for +HQSP Landscape
#PhotoManiaUSA is curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin #promotephotography #cascades #cascademountains #climbing #randylikestoclimb #climbingjunkie #alpine #alpineclimbing #Trad
+Luci Westphal

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through the wall

#hqspphotoart +HQSP Photo Art

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Oberbaumbrücke with U1

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"Bats in Panama live their lives on the edge of starvation. They fly all night in search of fig juice—burning precious fuel in the process—and if they fail, they can die. Now, ecologists have uncovered the secret of the bats’ success: They radically change their heart rates, revving them up like a human sprinter when flying, and damping them down like a long-distance runner when resting.
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To find out how quickly the bats burn energy, the team fed Uroderma in the lab agave nectar, which has a relatively high proportion of a different kind of carbon atom compared to fig juice. They then measured the bats’ breath to see how fast that carbon was converted to carbon dioxide. They also measured levels of the hormone cortisol, which affects energy expenditure.

The tests suggest just how close to the edge these bats live. It takes the animals only about 8 minutes to begin to burn up the agave nectar and breathe out those unusual carbon atoms, O’Mara reports. Moreover, that meal made half their fat reserves by the next day. “They need all that energy to make their muscles go so they can cover the distances they need,” O’Mara says. “If they don’t find food that day, they are going to be in big trouble.”"

Ref: "Cyclic bouts of extreme bradycardia counteract the high metabolism of frugivorous bats" [ https://elifesciences.org/articles/26686 ]

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You Can ‘Pick Up’ a Good or Bad Mood From Your Friends

New research suggests that both good and bad moods can be ‘picked up’ from friends, but depression can’t.

The research is in Royal Society Open Science. (full open access)

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OSIRIX-REx is coming by to visit us on its way to asteroid Bennu today!

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How To Brew Your Own Ale For Pain: Reduce Chronic Inflammation, Migraines And Pain (Include Recipe)

The main ingredients in our recipe, which will reduce inflammation, migraines and pain, is ginger. This amazing Indian herb has a variety of benefits and therefore is used as an addition in every diet.

#Recipe #Ginger #Benefits #Diet #Healthy #Healthyliving #Healthcare #Healthcareresolution #Wellness #Herbal #Herbs #Natural #Treatment #Remedies #Homeremedies #HomeRemedy #Medicine #Cure #Acupuncture #Explore #Holistic

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Quickie: Langjökull Ice Cap. Iceland

The Langjökull ice cap (https://goo.gl/dzHQpU), Iceland's second-largest ice cap, and surroundings as seen by the European Sentinel-2A satellite (https://goo.gl/cZp5kg) on August 30th, 2017.

Also visible, to the southwest of Langjökull is Þórisjökull (https://goo.gl/JFCs44), a small glacier and volcano.

Full-size:
https://flic.kr/p/YkWJg3

Take a look here for other version of the image:
High-contrast (https://flic.kr/p/XHimiD)
NIR/SWIR version (https://flic.kr/p/YFTe3G)
False color, highlighting snow and water (https://flic.kr/p/XHhUt2)


Image credit: Langjökull Ice Cao, Iceland Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data [2017], processed by +Pierre Markuse

Thank you for your interest in this Space/Space technology collection. Maybe add me on Google+ (+Pierre Markuse) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/Pierre_Markuse) or have a look at the Astronomy/Astrophysics collection here: https://goo.gl/x0zPAJ

#science #earth #iceland #icecap #langjökull #space #volcano #glacier #sentinel #sentinel2 #esa #satelliteimages #spacetechnology #photography

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Amazing Mobile Features of Google Classroom - New Recorded Webinar and Blog Post
http://www.controlaltachieve.com/2017/09/mobile-classroom.html
See why you and your students need to be using the mobile app version of Google Classroom to take advantage of awesome features including digital handwriting, taking pictures, recording videos, sharing with other apps, notifications, and more! +Google for Education

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Its a wild theory (but author seems to be very confident about it).

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Former NFL safety Jack Brewer told FOX Business that he will never let his son play football.

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http://phi.247sports.com/Bolt/Jalen-Mills-has-nothing-bad-to-say-about-Odell-Beckham-107779529
via http://cbssportsapp.com

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Google has stiff competition this year. Serious improvement in low light!!

EDIT: I am honestly surprised that Pixel is still better at videos

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And she can see it from her window!

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Touching Helps Build the Sexual Brain

Hormones or sexual experience? Which of these is crucial for the onset of puberty? It seems that when rats are touched on their genitals, their brain changes and puberty accelerates.

The research is in PLOS Biology. (full open access)
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