Daily Archives: December 12, 2014

UK defends actions over CIA report

UK defends actions over CIA report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30444679

Shami Witness identity revealed

Shami Witness identity revealed

Former Gitmo detainee indicted in Spain

Former Gitmo detainee indicted in Spain

Interrogation program was ‘good cop, bad cop’

Interrogation program was ‘good cop, bad cop’

British sought redactions in CIA report

British sought redactions in CIA report

Opinion: Is U.S. reign as superpower ending?

Opinion: Is U.S. reign as superpower ending?

Computer failure closes London airspace

Computer failure closes London airspace

today’s holiday: Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe is the patron saint of Mexico, and on December 12, thousands of pilgrims flock to her shrine at the famous Church of Guadalupe outside Mexico City. On the evening of December 11, crowds gather for singing and special ceremonies at midnight, which are carried on national television. This great religious festival commemorates the appearance of the Virgin Mary on Tepeyac Hill, north of present-day Mexico City. The story is reenacted in a puppet show each year, and relics of Our Lady of Guadalupe are sold in the streets. More… Discuss

quotation: Liberty without learning is always in peril; and learning without liberty is always in vain. John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

Liberty without learning is always in peril; and learning without liberty is always in vain.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Discuss

today’s birthday: Frank Sinatra (1915) Check Yahoo’s first 5 most popular Sinatra # euzicasa songs!

Frank Sinatra Christmas Collection

Frank Sinatra Christmas Collection (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Frank Sinatra (1915)

Sinatra was a giant of American entertainment. He began his career in the 1930s as a singer whose romantic renditions of songs like “I’ll Never Smile Again” caused teenage girls, called “bobby soxers,” to shriek and swoon. Later, as an actor, he starred in films such as The Manchurian Candidate, From Here to Eternity,

Nothing But the Best (album)

Nothing But the Best (album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

and the original Ocean’s Eleven. He became popular in Las Vegas as the leader of the Rat Pack, a group that included what other 1950s entertainers? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: US Supreme Court Decides Bush v. Gore (2000)

US Supreme Court Decides Bush v. Gore (2000)

The Supreme Court’s decision in this case ended Florida‘s statewide recount of ballots cast in the 2000 US presidential election and allowed its Secretary of State to certify Republican candidate George W. Bush as the winner of Florida’s 25 electoral votes. Despite the fact that Democratic candidate Al Gore had won the popular vote, the decision in Florida gave Bush a majority of the Electoral College and with it the US presidency. What reason did the court cite for stopping the recount? More… Discuss

In Vitro Fertilization

In Vitro Fertilization

This technique is used for the conception of a human embryo outside the mother’s body. Several ova—or eggs—are removed from the mother’s body and placed in special laboratory culture dishes. Sperm from the father are then added. If fertilization occurs, the fertilized ovum, after undergoing several cell divisions, is either transferred to the mother’s or a surrogate mother‘s body for normal development in the uterus, or is frozen for later implantation. What does in vitro mean in Latin? More… Discuss

Rule Changes May Shorten Wait for Transplants

Rule Changes May Shorten Wait for Transplants

The waiting time for kidney transplants from deceased donors could be reduced for some of the more than 100,000 people in need in the US thanks to new guidelines. The rules for the process were recently revised by the United Network for Organ Sharing, under the direction of the US government. Patients will now be credited with time on the wait list as soon as they start dialysis, and young patients will receive healthy kidneys from young donors—a preventative measure intended to keep them from returning to the wait list for a re-transplant later in life. More… Discuss

WORD: favored


Definition: (adjective) Preferred above all others and treated with partiality.
Synonyms: best-loved, pet, preferred, favorite
Usage: My sister is clearly the favored child—she has a later curfew and gets away with things I never could! Discuss.

Judge Rules Drug Maker Can’t Shelve Old Pill – NYTimes.com


America reacts to the Eric Garner case | National News – WSBT.com


Judge Puts Limits on Police Tactics in Missouri

Judge Puts Limits on Police Tactics in Missouri.

Why it’s so rare to hear an apology for torture

Why it’s so rare to hear an apology for torture http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-30435652

How extremist groups raise money

How extremist groups raise money http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-30393832

Plane hijack scare man not guilty

Plane hijack scare man not guilty http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-30446627

Plane hijack scare man not guilty

Plane hijack scare man not guilty http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-30446627

Allergy laws enforced in restaurants

Allergy laws enforced in restaurants http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-30395142

Australian PM wants indigenous vote

Australian PM wants indigenous vote http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-30443319

Protect Nigerians, says archbishop

Protect Nigerians, says archbishop http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-30445132

Britain spoke to US about CIA report

Britain spoke to US about CIA report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30444679

Film damage drives out SeaWorld boss

Film damage drives out SeaWorld boss http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-30438924

And the CNN Hero of the Year is …

And the CNN Hero of the Year is …