Pseudo Random News and Comment

Matei Te’o: A Lover For Our Time Not just an issue with the young. Smart phones interrupt everything and I’m old enough to still think it’s rude.

Memo to Docs (and Patients): Less Viagra, Please You mean it’s not candy?

‘Sleep of the Beloved’: Long-Exposure Photos of Couples Asleep  Cool photos.

A Histone Acetyltransferase p300 Inhibitor C646 Induces Cell Cycle Arrest and Apoptosis Selectively in AML1-ETO-Positive AML Cells Possible angle of attack for acute myeloid leukemia.

Use of ACE inhibitor by patients with peripheral artery disease may improve pain-free walking Does more than just protect kidneys.

Researchers design mouse with more human-like immune response  Should be helpful since mice have no-frills immune systems so are a poor model for many drugs and successful animal trials frequently go to hell in humans.

Old age offers no protection from obesity’s death grip After eliminating a few biases in earlier studies obese people die sooner, as expected.

Justifying murder:

Chilling legal memo from Obama DOJ justifies assassination of US citizens

Obama’s Memo on Targeted Killings Is a Drone Strike on the Law

What Would Orwell Make of Obama’s Drone Policy?

 President Obama Can Do Anything He Wants To Fight Terrorism. The sad thing about most of the mainstream criticism is they often approve of the idea that if Congress approved it or changed a law it would be OK. To these people it’s clearly OK if 10 of your neighbors decide to kill you, but not just one. No idea what purpose the Constitution or Bill of Rights serve in that case.

The Sniper and Sanctity of War The fact that some authority figure told you to murder someone doesn’t excuse it.

The only solution at present. Anti-Drone Apparel

Swimming Training Induces Liver Mitochondrial Adaptations to Oxidative Stress in Rats Submitted to Repeated Exhaustive Swimming Bouts The organ protective benefits of extreme exercise.

Higher midlife fitness linked to lower all-cause dementia risk Skip the sports car and get moving.

Take the AARP Online Driving Course for $5 and Save Up to 15% on Your Car Insurance For the bad drivers in the audience.

China’s not manipulating its currency anymore—and it hasn’t been for a while

Subprime ABS Securitizations Are Back As Absolute Worst Of The Credit Bubble Returns  Let the good times roll! Happy days are here again…at least if your bonus can be boosted by writing crap business.

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