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FDA Bans Hyland’s Homeopathic Teething Tablets -- Heidi Stevenson, Gaia Health

“The FDA’s goal of making the world safe for Big Pharma is made obvious by their attack on a product for which the possibility of harm is so far-fetched that it’s laughable: Hyland’s Homeopathic Teething Tablets. Well, it would be laughable if it weren’t for the fact that an exceptionally safe product that’s been used by thousands to ease their children’s teething pains is now gone…”

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Guests In The House Of The Lord

Missing: nrc!

“Over the years, I’ve had numerous occasions to attend religious services in a variety of houses of worship. And while there is no single set of rules for “non-members” that covers all faiths, I’ve discovered a general set of principles that have tided me well in these trips…”

What Hyperinflation Will Look Like In America -- Gonzalo Lira, Business Insider

“…my recent longish piece, describing how hyperinflation might happen in the United States, clearly struck a nerve… Essentially, I argued that Treasury bonds are the New and Improved Toxic Assets. I argued that, if there was a run on Treasuries, the Federal Reserve—in its anti-deflationary zeal, and its efforts to prop up bond market prices—would over-react, and set off a run on commodities. This, I argued, would trigger hyperinflation… However, there were two issues that many readers had a hard time wrapping their minds around, with regards to a hyperinflationary event…”

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A Pastoral look at Divorce and Remarriage -- Rick, Wizbang

“…I bring you all of this as introduction to something Chuck has written I believe deserves wider play. It’s a book he’s titled Biblical Misconceptions about Divorce and Remarriage, a book I’m excerpting in part here… If you know of someone who’s been divorced or who’s going through a divorce, Chuck’s thoughts may very well be the balm needed to bring peace of mind. Consider downloading the PDF and passing it on. It’s a studious reflection on the subject matter with lots of footnotes and references but more importantly, it’s written from the heart of a man who’s love for God is beyond reproach and who’s intentions in restoring hope to the wounded comes through loudly and clearly…”

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Texas Court: Don’t Mess With Marriage -- William C. Duncan, The Corner, NRO

“The court also held that “the purported ‘right to marry a person of the same sex’” requires first “asserting that marriage includes the union of two persons of the same sex,” and concluded: “A fatal flaw in this position is that it assumes the truth of the proposition to be proved.” To the claim that same-sex marriage is rooted in the nation’s history and tradition, the court responded, “Plainly, it is not.” Where Judge Walker believed the only rationale for defining marriage as the union of a husband and wife was animus, the Texas decision found legitimate state interests in doing so…”

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A ‘habitual offender’ unleashes nearly half a billion salmonella-tainted eggs -- Tom Philpott, Grist

“As a jaded observer of the livestock industry, I just sighed when I learned the scale of the current salmonella-tainted egg recall: 380 million eggs, distributed under 10 different brands in 17 different states, all from a single producer — Iowa-based Wright County Farms. Another day, another industrial-ag gaffe imperiling the health of millions… But then William Neuman’s New York Times piece hipped me to the name of the owner of Wright County Farms: one Austin “Jack” DeCoster. That’s when my sigh became a gasp. Jack DeCoster is one of the most reviled names in industrial agriculture…”

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Parents of 50 Million U.S. Children Soon to Lose Parental Rights -- ParentalRights.org, Michael Ramey

“If your children attend public school, you are among those parents whose rights will end the moment your child enters the school. That’s because in 2005 the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals found in Fields v. Palmdale School District ‘that the Meyer-Pierce right [of parents to direct the upbringing of their children] does not exist beyond the threshold of the school door.’ You read that right. Parental Rights ‘[do] not exist beyond the threshold of the school door.’…

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Used car prices skyrocket a year after Cash for Clunkers -- Ed Morrissey, Hot Air

“…As predicted last year, the people most hurt by the price increases are those who can least afford them. The used-car market usually attracts people who need transportation on a budget, who cannot afford to buy new. By destroying a quarter’s worth of trade-ins in three weeks and permanently taking them off the market, the Obama administration has forced an artificial inflation by supply restriction. Moreover, they did so by subsidizing new-car sales that would have occurred anyway, eating up three billion dollars in taxpayer money…”

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Yes Folks, Hindenburg Omen Tripped Again -- Steven Russolillo, MarketBeat, a blog on WSJ.com

“The Hindenburg Omen reared its ugly head late last week, signaling more doom and gloom as stocks plod along amid the dog days of summer. The Omen, a technical indicator which uses a plethora of data to foreshadow a stock-market crash, was tripped again on Friday, marking the second time since Aug. 12 it has occurred…”

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How to Safely Capture the Rain -- Francesca Lyman, Popular Mechanics

“Rain barrels are a popular aid for gardening, landscaping and cleaning at home. They’re an easy and inexpensive way for consumers to save water, especially in times of drought. As rain-barrel fever has spread across the country, however, certain safety concerns have also arisen. If rain barrels are on your bucket list of things to do, here’s what you should know about how to guard against bacteria and disease—and insure best water quality…”

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They won’t build it! Hardhats vow not to work on controversial mosque near Ground Zero -- Samuel Goldsmith, NY Daily News

“A growing number of New York construction workers are vowing not to work on the mosque planned near Ground Zero… The grass-roots movement is gaining momentum on the Internet. One construction worker created the “Hard Hat Pledge” on his blog and asked others to vow not to work on the project if it stays on Park Place…”

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Qur’an says no to “9/11 mosque”! -- Mosab Hassan Yousef, Son of Hamas

“The controversy over the “9/11 mosque” has dangerously missed the point. Yes, it is an offense to the families of nearly 3,000 victims who were killed in the deadliest terrorist attack ever on American soil. Yes, it will reopen and infect deep wounds. And yes, it is perfectly legal and protected by the constitutional guarantee of religious freedom. But it is also an affront to Allah. Open your Qur’an and read sura 9, verse 107…”

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If You Thought “Taxation Without Representation” Was Bad… -- Jay Tea, Wizbang

“…just try ‘income tax without income.’ Just how bad is the California state budget? According to Doug Ross, they’re taxing people on income they have yet to receive. Last year, to balance its books, California paid a bunch of people not in money, but IOUs that the state would make good at some vague, undefined date. …But the state still needs money, so it’s demanding that the recipients pay income taxes on the money they’re owed…”

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The Pace of the Past -- Epic Win, FTW

“[a moving picture] shot from a streetcar traveling down Market Street in San Francisco in 1905. Before the earthquake/fire of 1906 destroyed the area.”

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Animated map of nuclear explosions, 1945-1998 -- Edo, Pink Tentacle

“Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto’s “1945-1998″ is an animated map showing the 2,053 nuclear explosions that took place around the world during the 20th century, from the detonations at Alamogordo, Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 to the tests conducted by India and Pakistan in 1998…”

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IMB Live Piracy Map 2010 -- Commercial Crime Services, International Chamber of Commerce

“This map shows all the piracy and armed robbery incidents reported to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre during 2010. If exact coordinates are not provided, estimated positions are shown based on information provided. Zoom-in and click on the pointers to view more information of an individual attack. Pointers may be superimposed on each other.”

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Just what the stock market didn’t need: A Hindenburg sighting -- Tom Petruno, LA Times

“As if investors weren’t feeling edgy enough about the stock market as economic fears mount again, now there’s the “Hindenburg Omen” to worry about. Or not… All four conditions for the omen were met in Thursday’s trading session, the first time that’s happened since June 2008. Three months after that last signal, of course, was the start of the market meltdown that followed the collapse of Lehman Bros…”

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Long Island Parents Donate Kidneys to Twin Sons -- Annie Wu, The Epoch Times

“When Brian de Vale and Evette Leavy learned that both of their twin sons would need a kidney transplant to combat a rare disease, they were prepared to donate one of their own organs to save their precious sons’ lives…”

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Pea plant grows inside man’s lung -- Reporter, BBC News

“Ron Sveden had been battling emphysema for months when his condition deteriorated. He was steeling himself for a cancer diagnosis when X-rays revealed the growth in his lung. Doctors believe that Mr Sveden ate the pea at some point, but it “went down the wrong way” and sprouted…”

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The world’s largest tidal turbine about to be installed in Scotland -- Mark Frauenfelder, BoingBoing

“This is a photo of the Atlantis AK1000, a 130 ton, 74-foot-tall tidal turbine that will be installed underwater off the cost of Scotland. It is designed to supply electrical power for 1,000 households…”

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