Got a bad Carotid Artery? Read this

Originally posted on JunkScience.com:

Carotid endarterectomy (surgery to open) or stenting (putting an internal strut in) have always been a very dramatic and sometimes complication producing approaches to obstructed carotids.

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Nature fights poison with carbon dioxide

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:

‘Evil’ carbon dioxide saves plants from another poison. Consider that the next time you eat a piece of fruit.

From Saint Mary’s University

Taming a poison: Saving plants from cyanide with carbon dioxide

The scientific world is one step closer to understanding how nature uses carbon-capture to tame poisons, thanks to a recent discovery of cyanoformate by researchers at Saint Mary’s University (Halifax, Canada) and the University of Jyväskylä (Finland). This simple ion — which is formed when cyanide bonds to carbon dioxide — is a by-product of the fruit-ripening process that has evaded detection for decades.

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Daily Caller on Human Experiments with Air Pollutatnts

Originally posted on JunkScience.com:

Journalists don’t get it because they don’t do research.

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Dr. Broun’s Mistaken Response to the IG on the Human Testing Scandal

Originally posted on JunkScience.com:

Dr. Broun, now the chair of the pertinent subcommittee, was almost right in his response to the pathetic report of the US EPA Inspector general on the Human Exposure Experiments scandal.

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Bipartisan Bill Proposes Curbing Federal Testing Mandates

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#stopcommoncore

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:

Two Congressmen–a Democrat and a Republican– proposed legislation to cut back on federally mandated testing.

This is great news!

The legislation was immediately endorsed by the NEA.

“Today the National Education Association endorsed HR-4172, introduced last week by Reps. Chris Gibson (R-NY) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ). The bill would amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to change the number of federally mandated standardized tests state would be required to administer under the current law, eliminating annual testing and replacing it with grade-span testing (or testing once over a certain span of grades.)

“According to Rep. Gibson: “In the decade since No Child Left Behind was signed into law the focus in education has shifted from teaching to testing. But data shows the current testing regime established in No Child Left Behind has not led to higher standards. Teachers are spending more time preparing students to take tests…

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Breaking: “Barrage of at least 30 rockets fired from Gaza into southern Israel.”

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Pray for Israel, as always.

Originally posted on Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog:

MIDEAST ISRAEL PALESTINIANS “Israeli communities near southern and northern Gaza have come under heavy rocket attack on Wednesday evening,” reports the Jerusalem Post. As of 1:30pm eastern, “the IDF said at least 30 rockets had been fired in the largest attack since 2012′s Operation Pillar of Defense. “

“Israel Radio reported that up to 55 rockets had been fired into Israel in the deluge of projectiles,” the Post noted. ” The Iron Dome rocket defense system shot down three of the rockets, according to the IDF Spokesperson’s Office.  The IDF fired artillery rounds at two terror infrastructure targets in response.”

The Post added: “Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for Wednesday’s attack, according to reports by Palestinian media. On Tuesday, the Israel Air Force struck an Islamic Jihad cell in southern Gaza, minutes after identifying it as being behind a mortar attack on  an IDF unit on the Gaza-Israel border….Islamic Jihad said the Israeli strike killed  three of its…

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Teacher Meg Norris to Her Students: “I Love You and Believe in You”

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Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:

Meg Norris was a seventh-grade teacher in Georgia who left teaching because she no longer believed in what she was mandated to do. She saw her students struggling with the Common Core standards. She believed that they were written in ways that were far beyond the students’ understanding.

This is the letter that Meg Norris wrote to her students and which she posted online for all to read and share:

To My Students,

I did not return to the classroom this year and I want to apologize.  I am truly sorry for having left you.  It was the hardest decisions I have ever made. I want you to understand why I left.  It had nothing to do with you.  I still love you and believe in you.  You are still amazing and you can do anything you want to do.  I did not give up on you.  I left to…

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