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Sunday, July 16, 2017

This Rare Medical Condition Makes You Love Everyone

The syndrome, whose sufferers have a surfeit of oxytocin, aka the love hormone, affects roughly 1 in 10,000 people worldwide, with 30,000 in the U.S.

via news.nationalgeographic.com

Inneresting. I think I'm on the other end of the spectrum however.

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Socialism

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2 Berkeley students arrested on suspicion of hate crime, vandalism — Berkeleyside

Update, 9:37 p.m. A second student has been arrested in connection with the case, according to online records from the sheriff’s office. He’s identified in the Inmate Locator system as 21-year-old Peter Estrada. Estrada, also a UC Berkeley student, was arrested on a warrant in Berkeley at 5:10 p.m. Friday. He is being held on $85,000 bail on suspicion of the same crimes Chamu is alleged to have committed. Both are set for arraignment Monday.

Original post, July 14, 11:23 a.m. A UC Berkeley student who said Berkeley police racially profiled him when they arrested him near campus in late June is back in jail in connection with a vandalism and hate crime case BPD said it was investigating last week.

via www.berkeleyside.com

I just assume most of these crimes are provocations. Also, this is why I took off my relaxed rattlesnake don't tread on me sticker (the Navy Jack) before traveling to Berkeley. I didn't want to get my tires slashed. I left on my USSOC sticker because I don't think these bozos are much for reading the semi-fine print.

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Box Office: ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Tops ‘Spider-Man’ | Variety

War for the Planet of the Apes” is officially the box office champ, during a weekend that demands a close look.

via variety.com

My 13 year old and I saw it over the weekend. My verdict: pretty good for a movie about intelligent apes. My favorite character was the naked ape who had to wear clothes to keep warm and was the comic relief. I also liked (spoiler alert) the big avalanche and mysterious physics that wiped out the humans yet spared the apes. Given that Ceasar (spoiler!) dies in the end, it's all rather Mosaic. I think the original better though.

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Baby Justin Trudeau Met His Namesake And It Was Beyond Adorable | HuffPost

Ladies, brace your ovaries. 

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was serving up a pancake breakfast at the Calgary Stampede on Saturday and he was photographed with a very special little man. Trudeau met baby Justin Trudeau, the son of Syrian immigrants who was named after the man as an act of gratitude. The boy’s parents, Afraa Hajj Hammoud and Mohammed Bilal, arrived in Canada in February of 2016 and named their newborn in May. 

via www.huffingtonpost.com

This is, a believe, what free republic calls a "barf alert."

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On Don Jr., the Media Can’t Help Itself - WSJ

The farcical element continues to predominate in Russiagate, including with the mostly ignored Russian influence on FBI chief James Comey’s actions.

But real trouble can flow even from a farce. Thinkers for whom Russia was just one problem in a world full of problems, who previously did not identify Moscow as the No. 1 enemy, now do so, vociferously, for fear of being lumped in with Mr. Trump as a traitor to America or some such.

A mob is a machine for mass-producing cowards and bullies. That’s where we are now. Just turn on cable TV.

via www.wsj.com

Holman Jenkins.

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Remembering Journolist and progressive media's bag of tricks - Hot Air Hot Air

The Journolist discussion took place nearly a decade ago, but in retrospect, I’m struck by how these three basic approaches—kill it, ignore it, call them haters—seem like media archetypes now.

via hotair.com

The classics.

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Yes, Trump can accept gifts without violating the Emoluments Clause « Hot Air Headlines

The framers of our Constitution gave the president important authority over foreign affairs, including the power to nominate ambassadors, negotiate treaties and receive foreign ambassadors. From the earliest days of the Republic, other nations sought to reciprocate their appreciation by giving presents to the American chief magistrate. In 1791, for example, Washington received, accepted and kept a valuable gilt-framed full-length portrait of King Louis XVI from the French ambassador to the United States. Here too, Washington did not seek congressional consent for this gift.

via hotair.com

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Kid Rock's Politics: Everything You Need to Know - Rolling Stone

On Supporting Donald Trump in 2016
"I'm digging Trump. I feel like a lot of people, whether you're a Democrat or a Republican, feel like if you get Hillary or Bernie, or you get Rubio or Cruz or whoever, there's going to be the same shit. Has that much fucking changed when anyone's in office, whether it's been a Republican or a Democrat in office, in our lifetime, anyway? I haven't really seen this big, like, fucking change. Obviously some people fucked up. [Laughs] That's a long debate. My feeling: let the motherfucking business guy run it like a fucking business. And his campaign has been entertaining as shit.” – Rolling Stone, February 2016

via www.rollingstone.com

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Watch a Mysterious Worm With an Anus for a Mouth

When the worms are ready for lunch, their multitasking orifice unfolds “a sheet-like pharynx lined with glands" that "lays on top of the animal that it’s about to eat," usually earthworms, Ducey says.

via news.nationalgeographic.com

Whatever floats your boat.

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