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Keeping the world 17 syllables worth of informed since a week and a half ago...
http://itslonelyuphere.blogspot.com/2012/02/haiku-news-128-23.htmlKeeping the world 17 syllables worth of informed since a week and a half ago...... more
It's come to my attention recently that many people don't like to read something that's too much longer than, oh, say, 140 characters, which means I've probably lost you already. So, in order to keep the world informed, I've decided to start summarizing some of the week's top stories in a form that better serves our horrific attention spans: haikus.
Think it isn't possible to summarize current events in 17 syllables?
....Well you're probably right. Enjoy: http://itslonelyuphere.blogspot.com/2012/01/haiku-news-120-1-27.htmlIt's come to my attention recently that many people don't like to read... more
Snoop Dogg performed his first appearance in the UAE with his newly released 11th Studio album “Doggumentary.Snoop Dogg performed his first appearance in the UAE with his newly released 11th... more
The wedding of Prince William with Catherine Middleton took place on Friday, 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey, London.The wedding of Prince William with Catherine Middleton took place on Friday, 29 April... more
Fast & Furious 5: Rio Heist has raced to the top of the U.K. box office chart, holding off competition from Russell Brand's Arthur remake.Fast & Furious 5: Rio Heist has raced to the top of the U.K. box office chart,... more
New hindi movie Zokkomon is introduced by Rohan Sippy like superhero film, but at the same time, it's not. Like most superhero films, the superhero here keeps his identity concealed by sporting a mask and wearing a costume, not blessed with super powers, yet flies, evaporates into thin air and plays every possible trick that a magician would.New hindi movie Zokkomon is introduced by Rohan Sippy like superhero film, but at the... more
Famous Actor Moin Akhtar on Friday passed away after a heart attack in Karachi. He will be buried in Model Colony graveyard in Malir after Zohar prayers Saturday.Famous Actor Moin Akhtar on Friday passed away after a heart attack in Karachi. He... more
Mini Rocketman revealed to the public worldwide for the first time at the International Geneva Motor Show with exterior dimensions of the classic MINI, but with an infusion of new ideas and design language. The unique 3+1 seater features 3 doors and has length just over 3 meters, cater to the urban lifestyle in big cities.Mini Rocketman revealed to the public worldwide for the first time at the... more
What makes a locate the saint blot for withdrawal — and what makes another places a possibleness hardship for retirees?
http://top10recent.com/top-10-worst-states-for-retirement/What makes a locate the saint blot for withdrawal — and what makes another... more
Estas son las historias mas sobresalientes de hoy 15 de Agosto de 2010, segun Prensa Asociada.
"Craigslist killer" se suicida
8 espectadores muertos en California 200
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dk4eirrD19w&playnext=1&videos=Dylo-aSj_JU&feature=subEstas son las historias mas sobresalientes de hoy 15 de Agosto de 2010, segun Prensa... more
Google is apparently in the early stages of a research project that appears to aim as high as perhaps replacing the HTTP protocol, the fundamental technologyGoogle is apparently in the early stages of a research project that appears to aim as... more
Never too late to know the truth. Face it, the official report is incredulous fiction.http://www.nyccan.org/index.php Never too late to know the truth. Face it, the... more
Norma McCorvey, A.K.A. Jane Roe of Roe Versus Wade (http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?court=US&vol=410&invol=113), disrupted the Confirmation hearing for Judge Sonia Sotomayor, only to subsenquently dismissed from the procedings by Sen. Patrick Laehey.
McCorvey, 61 of Texas, once an icon of the prochoice movement, is now a staunch opponent and primary advocate of antiabortion movement. She now claims that she was pawn, a mere ignorant child from Louisiana, of whom disengenuous lawyers took unfair advantage.
....yeah, sure, if she insists. I smell an evangenital buck to be pocketed with eavery speaking engagement slated for the pews, and every book this tool can have some ghostwriter publish with her name on the cover.Norma McCorvey, A.K.A. Jane Roe of Roe Versus Wade... more
"Palin clearly sees cap-and-trade as a personal affront to her and to Alaska at large. "Noooo!" I imagine Palin whining. "I want to control the nation's energy supply!!"
It's not all about the Benjamins, though. Thanks to that special place oil has in Americans' hearts, cap-and-trade represents a much greater provocation than most analyses take into account. Not only does the majority of Alaska's budget come from energy production, but the prestige of oil gives Palin and others in similar situations (remember that Bush guy?) the clout to get extra money from taxpayers.
Palin is especially manipulative in her cultivation of this image, and has become astonishingly successful in using environmental challenges to stump for more federal investment into the exploitation of Alaska's energy resources...""Palin clearly sees cap-and-trade as a personal affront to her and to Alaska at... more
LONDON, England (CNN) -- Scientists in the United States are developing a "synthetic tree" capable of collecting carbon around 1,000 times faster than the real thing.
A conceptual design of how the "synthetic tree" might look should they ever reach the stage of production.
As the wind blows though plastic "leaves," the carbon is trapped in a chamber, compressed and stored as liquid carbon dioxide.
The technology is similar to that used to capture carbon from flue stacks at coal-fired power plants, but the difference is that the "synthetic tree" can catch carbon anytime, anywhere.
"Half of your emissions come from small, distributed sources where collection at the site is either impossible or impractical," said Professor Klaus Lackner, Ewing-Worzel Professor of Geophysics in the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering at Columbia University.LONDON, England (CNN) -- Scientists in the United States are developing a... more
President Barack Obama told a Pakistani television outlet that isolating extremists is crucial for improving ties between Muslim nations and the United States.
The interview taped Friday at the White House was scheduled for broadcast on Sunday by DawnNews, which is Pakistan's first 24-hour English-language news channel. According to DawnNews, it was the first time a U.S. president granted a one-on-one interview to a Pakistani media outlet.
According to the interview posted on the DawnNews Web site, Obama called the huge street demonstrations in Iran a sign that the election results ""obviously raised a lot of doubts."
"We respect Iran's sovereignty, but we also are witnessing peaceful demonstrations, people expressing themselves, and I stand for that universal principle that people should have a voice in their own lives and their own destiny," Obama said, according to Web site report. "And I hope that the international community recognizes that we need to stand behind peaceful protests and be opposed to violence or repression."
Asked about his June 4 speech in Cairo to the Muslim world, Obama called it a first step in the process of improving U.S. relations with Muslim countries.President Barack Obama told a Pakistani television outlet that isolating extremists is... more
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates said that the United States could defend itself should North Korea launch a missile toward Hawaii and that U.S. officials are carefully monitoring the reclusive nation's military.
North Korea is preparing to launch a missile over Pacific Ocean waters, Japanese media reported Thursday.
With missile interceptors and radar equipment deployed in and near Hawaii, "we are in a good position should it become necessary to protect American territory," Gates said Thursday.
Meanwhile, the U.S. military is tracking a North Korean ship in the Pacific that is believed to be carrying illicit weapons or technology, a senior U.S. official said Thursday.
While the United States does not know what is on the ship, the Kang Nam is a "repeat offender," known for having carried "proliferation materials," one senior defense official said.WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates said that the United States could... more
You've been coughing for weeks. How do you know if it's just a hard-to-shake cold or something more serious? A chronic cough, defined as lasting more than eight weeks, is not uncommon.
Up to 40 percent of nonsmokers in the United States and Europe have reported a chronic cough at some point, and coughing is one of the five most common reasons for a doctor's visit.
Only a doctor can tell for sure what's behind your endless hacking.
However, in a 2006 study of women with an average age of 48 who had a cough lasting for six months, 39 percent were found to have asthma, 9 percent had chronic upper airway cough syndrome (commonly known as postnasal drip), and 9 percent had gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
In addition, another 11 percent had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a serious, progressive disease that includes both emphysema and bronchitis. While not all people who develop COPD are smokers, people who smoke are at higher risk. Overall, 24 million Americans -- about 1 in 12 people -- have COPD, although half don't know they have the disease.
1. Asthma and allergies
Asthma is a chronic lung disease in which the airways in the lungs are prone to inflammation and swelling. Along with chest tightness, shortness of breath, and wheezing, coughing is a characteristic symptom of asthma, one which tends to intensify at night or in the early morning. When the symptoms of asthma flare up suddenly, it's known as an asthma attack.
Although it can begin at any age, asthma usually develops in childhood. Asthma triggers are different for everyone, and they can include exercise, colds, cigarette smoke and other airborne irritants, and certain foods. Asthmatics usually also have allergies.
Even in people without asthma, inhaling pollen, dust, pet dander, and other airborne irritants can trigger allergic rhinitis, an allergic reaction that can cause coughing, along with symptoms such as stuffy nose and sneezing.
You may be able to determine whether your cough is caused by allergies by keeping track of whether it comes and goes in certain situations. If your coughing magically stops when you step into an air-conditioned room on a dry, pollen-heavy day, or if gets worse every time you pet Mittens, you probably have allergies. If you're not sure what's triggering your allergic cough, your doctor can give you a skin test or blood test to pinpoint the allergy.
2. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
One condition that can cause a nagging cough is COPD, a lung condition that includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
COPD occurs when the airways and air sacs in the lungs become inflamed or damaged, most often due to smoking, and is more common after age 45. In COPD, the lungs produce excess mucus, which the body reflexively tries to clear by coughing. COPD-related tissue damage can also make it particularly difficult to expel air from the lungs, which can make you feel short of breath. Health.com: Young and short of breath: Could it be COPD?
Your doctor may check you for COPD (particularly if you have risk factors, such as smoking), after ruling out other common causes of cough. To determine if you have COPD, your doctor is likely to conduct some tests, including spirometry, which involves inhaling as deeply as you can and then exhaling into a tube.
3. Gastroesophageal reflux disease
GERD is an ailment of the stomach and esophagus that occurs when stomach acid backs up into the esophagus due to a weak valve. The main symptoms? Killer heartburn. But coughing is another common symptom of GERD, along with chest pain and wheezing. In fact, GERD is a fairly common, and unrecognizeYou've been coughing for weeks. How do you know if it's just a hard-to-shake... more