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Europe’s Rarest Orchid Rediscovered and Officially Recognized Nearly 200 Years After Discovery

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Europe’s Rarest Orchid Rediscovered and Officially Recognized Nearly 200 Years After Discovery Scientists believe they have rediscovered Europe’s rarest species of orchid, which had gone nearly 200 years without being spotted, on a volcanic ridge in the Azores. The species, Hochstetter’s butterfly orchid, was first discovered in 1838 and has eluded official recognition since [Read More]        

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Navy launches drone from an underwater submarine

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By W.J. HenniganDecember 6, 2013, 1:43 p.m.     The Navy has launched a drone from a submerged submarine, a feat that could prove valuable in providing intelligence and reconnaissance capabilities for military special operations for decades to come. The small drone was fired from the Providence submarine’s torpedo tube, where it unfolded its wings, took off and flew a “several hour” mission demonstrating live video capabilities streamed back to the sub, the Navy said. The project, which took $15 million and about…Read Article        

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Life On Earth Started On Mars, Say Scientists

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So is this Mars Rising?  Did we originate there on that now Red Desert Planet?   Check out this Article: http://news.sky.com/story/1134431/life-on-earth-started-on-mars-say-scientists

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Last WWI veteran, a woman, dies at 110

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Last WWI veteran, a woman, dies at 110   The last known surviving veteran of World War I has died. Florence Green, 110, was a waitress in Britain’s Royal Air Force. “In a way, that the last veteran should be a lady and someone who served on the home front is something that reminds me that warfare is not confined to the trenches,” Retired Air Vice-Marshal Peter Dye told Time. [Read More]

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OK…Who the hell is going to embark for this discount?

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I think I’ll pass on this one, Thanks! Costa Concordia: ‘insulting’ cruise offer to survivors   The owners of the Costa Concordia are offering survivors of the disaster a 30 per cent discount off future cruises as they battle to stave off law suits expected to cost hundreds of millions of pounds. [more}

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The Internet Blackout….

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Several Internet Nodes (Core area’s that aggregate content and drive the Internet itself) have decided to shutdown their operations to protest  the Stop Online Piracy Act: HR 3261 (SOPA) In my opinion, the tools are already there to accomplish this.  The should be used as the were intended.  There are safe-guards in place with the Laws that are effective now. CONGRESS!  Leave this ALONE and work on IMPORTANT MATTERS. Maybe, the ECONOMY ????? News articles:   Protest on Web Uses Shutdown to Take On Two Piracy Bills By JENNA WORTHAM Published: January 17, 2012 With a Web-wide protest on Wednesday that … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th….friggatriskaidekaphobia

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Well since today is Friday the 13th, I thought it would be fitting to Post about the origins of the superstition that it’s a fateful day. According to my research, there doesn’t appear to be a clear origin of the superstition.  The most concrete fact that can be found is that references to the Day and Date, Friday, and 13: occur beginning around 1907 and not before. There is a pretty complete Wikipedia Entry which I think is worth a read.   Some fun things: An Amazon book search: Friday the 13th An Amazon movie search: Friday the 13th   … Continue reading

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Just when you thought your Twinkies were safe…

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Hostess Brands, Maker of Wonder Bread and Twinkies, Prepping Bankruptcy Report Updated: Tuesday, 10 Jan 2012, 10:53 AM EST Published : Tuesday, 10 Jan 2012, 10:34 AM EST UNDATED – There’s a report that Hostess Brands, the maker of Wonder Bread and Twinkies, is preparing to refile for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection just two years after emerging. Read more: http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/money/hostess-brands-maker-of-wonder-bread-and-twinkies-prepping-bankruptcy-report-010112##ixzz1j6l3xDNl

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Guess it was to happen sooner or later…..

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Sears, Kmart to shut 100-120 stores By Chris Isidore @CNNMoney December 27, 2011: 10:29 AM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Sears Holdings on Tuesday reported a sharp drop in holiday sales compared to a year ago, and said the results will force it to close 100 to 120 Sears and Kmart stores. The stores to be closed have yet to be identified. The company is one of the nation’s largest retailers with more than 4,000 stores in the United States and Canada……[More from CNN]

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Who let the Spirit out of the window?

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9 arrested after brawl at Mall of America BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Fists flew and so did a few chairs during a large-scale brawl at the Mall of America Monday. “Anytime you have a large group of people together things can happen,” said Commander Mark Stehlik with Bloomington Police. “But this is highly unusual.” Shortly after 4 p.m., authorities confirm more than 20 individuals started fighting in the north food court. Cellphone video uploaded to YouTube shows dozens of young people watching while some push, punch, and even throw chairs. At that same time, police say several other fights flared up in … Continue reading

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