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Post-Breakfast In Blogging

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A lovely cool fall day to myself gives a chance to blog. Enjoy the articles, the artwork, and the music.

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November 20, 2008 at 7:00 pm

Successful Stem Cell Organ Transplant

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Stem cell research is successfully being used to create organs for human transplant operations. The stem cells are harvested from the patient’s own body not from aborted fetuses.

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November 20, 2008 at 5:50 pm

Obama’s Canonization Process

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St. Obama has a ring to it. Not necessarily a heavenly ring but more like “Don’t open it! That’s evil knocking on your door.”

Does that matter to liberals who voted without knowing who Obama is? No, doesn’t matter to them at all. It’s just change. H/T to Hot Air

This canonization of a political unknown ranks up the metaphysical charts along with voodoo dolls and Santeria.

Sweetness & Light has more disturbing adoration.

Previous Sma’ Talk on Obama’s deification.

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November 20, 2008 at 5:33 pm

Parrot Saves Child’s Life

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Who says having bird brains is an insult? When a babysitter stepped away from her ward for just a few minutes, Willie the parrot knew that the child was choking and calls for help. Amazing!

More Sma’ Talk on intelligent animal behavior.

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November 20, 2008 at 4:58 pm

"Pesticide Nun" Wins Battle Against Government

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A British “Erin Brockovich” has won her years-long battle against the application of pesticides by agriculture farms in England.

Georgina Downs won a stunning High Court victory yesterday against the current pesticide safety regulations.

The ruling could force ministers to change the rules to bring them in line with EU guidelines, following evidence that thousands of people living near sprayed fields have suffered burns, cancers and neurological disorders.

Miss Downs has campaigned for seven years to expose the flaws in the Government’s assessment of the chemicals.

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November 20, 2008 at 4:50 pm

Pope Benedict XVI’s 1985 Economic Prediction Materializes

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Did Pope Benedict XVI prophecize Wall Street’s and the global economies’ collapse? Bloomberg’s Flavia Krause-Jackson and Lorenzo Totaro are reporting Italian finance minister’s promotion of Pope Benedict XVI’s prediction as prophetic.

“The prediction that an undisciplined economy would collapse by its own rules can be found” in an article written by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who became pope in April 2005, Tremonti said yesterday at Milan’s Cattolica University.

German-born Ratzinger in 1985 presented a paper entitled “Market Economy and Ethics” at a Rome event dedicated to the Church and the economy. The future pope said a decline in ethics “can actually cause the laws of the market to collapse.”

I think it’s simply Pope Benedict XVI’s economic brilliance and understanding of greed in a human world.

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November 20, 2008 at 4:37 pm

Iran Has Nukes

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Iran’s one chance for nuclear weaponry has arrived. What will Obama do?

The figures detailing Iran’s progress were contained in a routine update on Wednesday from the International Atomic Energy Agency, which has been conducting inspections of the country’s main nuclear plant at Natanz. The report concluded that as of early this month, Iran had made 630 kilograms, or about 1,390 pounds, of low-enriched uranium.

Several experts said that was enough for a bomb, but they cautioned that the milestone was mostly symbolic, because Iran would have to take additional steps. Not only would it have to breach its international agreements and kick out the inspectors, but it would also have to further purify the fuel and put it into a warhead design — a technical advance that Western experts are unsure Iran has yet achieved.

“They clearly have enough material for a bomb,” said Richard Garwin, a top nuclear physicist who helped invent the hydrogen bomb and has advised Washington for decades. “They know how to do the enrichment. Whether they know how to design a bomb, well, that’s another matter.”

If he was smart, he’d support Israel taking care of the problem. Mark Iran’s step forward in your books because the liberal ObaMSM’s won’t remember this day. After the umpteenth sanction from the impotent United Nations and Iran blows up one of our posts, Obama will be forced to react.

“We are ready to do whatever is demanded of us” in order to stop Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, IAF commander Maj. -Gen. Ido Nehushtan told German magazine Der Spiegel in an interview published Tuesday.

Nehushtan told the magazine that whether a military strike is eventually decided upon is a political question and not an issue of Israel’s military capabilities.
A strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities “is a political decision,” the IAF commander said, “but if I understand it correctly, all options are on the table… The Air Force is a very robust and flexible force. We are ready to do whatever is demanded of us.”

Saddam Hussein and Iraq’s WMD’s remembered.

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November 20, 2008 at 4:11 pm