September, 2018

P.T. Barnum Had Nothing on the Democrats’ Freak Show

P.T. Barnum Had Nothing on the Democrats' Freak Show
The Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus that I attended in my youth showcased acts like the freak show in which people with all sorts of bizarre physical features would attract millions of morbidly curious wide-eyed visitors.

But even Tom Thumb and the Siamese twins, the bearded lady and the dog-faced boy, and the head of Medusa that “turned men into stone” had nothing on the oddities of the 2018 circus that billed itself as the U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Committee’s Hearing to determine if Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s selection for the Supreme Court, is fit for that august position.

By Joan Swirsky - Sunday, September 30, 2018 - Full Story

Our new Time-Share …

Sunset on the Bay; photo by the author… right on the shores of a big lake with beautiful scenery.

I’ll admit, with less than 240 square ft. of inhabitable space, it’s not exactly a mansion. But it suits our purposes and, quite apparently, also those of our guests.

The new abode had hardly been in place when already a thousand fish showed up to inspect it –an adult bowfin (Amia calva) herding an estimated 2,000 of its small finger-nail size newly hatched offspring in shallow water. This is a rare sight that I only experienced a few times in several decades.

Our new “time-share” property sports other wondrous sights as well. For example, the sunsets on the bay can be quite spectacular, as seen in the picture, near here. We’ll take reservations now for another season.

By Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser - Sunday, September 30, 2018 - Full Story

How the Democrat (Resistance) Hijacked the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court Nomination

Christine Blasey Ford
The Enemy of the State—Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and other Deep State riffraff—walk in digital footsteps, which can always,  like footsteps in the snow,  be brushed away at will.

But the painstakingly hidden truth, can always be unearthed by those willing to blow away the layer of ash that covers it.

By Judi McLeod & Brian Thompson- Sunday, September 30, 2018 - Full Story

Where is the FBI Investigation of Blasey-Ford?

Christine Blasey Ford
If we’re going to rake the good Judge Brett Kavanaugh over the coals on a never-ending basis and require background checks (of him) by the FBI over and over again (until presumably it finds something to nail on him), should we not—at least—require a background check on his accuser?  There are more and more articles alleging Ms. Blasey-Ford’s family connections to the CIA (and logically to John Brennan) coming out.  Should we not, also, have the FBI examine those for credibility?  If they’re true—and some appear to be—should said ties not be thoroughly examined for authenticity?  If not…why not?  Are completely unsubstantiated claims from a leftist woman now to be believed because the accuser is a leftist woman?  If that is the ‘new norm’, then we’ve already lost, as our country is now fully Communist and there is no longer any semblance of law left.  If it is not, then Ms. Blasey-Ford’s background and associations must, also, be thoroughly examined.

By Sher Zieve - Sunday, September 30, 2018 - Full Story

Kavanaugh and the Depth of Democratic Evil

Kavanaugh and the Depth of Democratic Evil
Like many of my fellow Americans, I wept for Brett Kavanaugh watching him deliver his powerful, heartfelt and facts-filled opening statement at the hearing. Witnessing the evil Democratic smear machine’s destruction of this great man’s character and life was heartbreaking.

Reasonable Americans must conclude that the 36-year-old, evidence-less, sexual assault allegations against him are false. Making the point that the smear of Kavanaugh is gutter politics at its unprecedented lowest, Newt Gingrich said even the 10 democrats at the hearing know the sexual assault allegations are false.

By Lloyd Marcus - Sunday, September 30, 2018 - Full Story

Judge Righteously And Pray For Righteous Judgment

Judge Righteously And Pray For Righteous Judgment
Brett Kavanaugh is the absolute picture of old fashioned integrity. And, like the President who is trying to hire him, he is currently being beat up and clawed at mercilessly by satan’s representatives and their cattle-brained followers (the so-called ‘democrats’). The scandal-saturated left is today barely recognizable compared to what it was back when JFK and Hubert Humphrey were at the helm. I have often spoken of the striking contrast that exists between that former and the present Democratic Party that has so drastically morphed into the vile monstrosity it is today. The stark change was initiated by the catalyst of Jesse Jackson’s desperation toss, his ‘Rainbow Coalition’, back in 1984. Jackson had nearly run out of hippies to fuel the foundering ship that had drifted Walter Mondale toward the White House. And so the Rainbow Coalition was born. Like their current push for ‘open borders’ and every other weird fad guaranteed to attract an obligated constituency, the liberals are willing to do anything for votes. They have made themselves the representative umbrella to every kook, pervert and cultist in creation. And, voilà, we have the exact liberty-killing leech that Alexander Hamilton and other framers warned would spring forth in the event that Constitutionally governed America ever lost its God-given conscience. We are there.

By Dave Merrick - Saturday, September 29, 2018 - Full Story

Natto, the stinky, slimy soybean snack (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON — Natto, a food made from fermented soybeans, often turns off newcomers to Japanese food due to its strong smell and stringy slime. But many people love its earthy, cheesy flavor or eat it for its supposed health benefits. In this video, Reactions explains the chemistry of natto — and we try some for ourselves.



By American Chemical Society - Saturday, September 29, 2018 - Full Story

HYPOCRISY *Democrats

I saw a news cast on TV sometime ago that turned my stomach. It showed ruffians, like the usual professional demonstrator types, beating up a homeless man to a pulp, while others stood by gaping and doing nothing to stop it.

I was hoping I’d never see another situation to affect me the same way as that one did; but it happened this past week, witnessing the Democrat judicial council members beating up on Judge Brett Kavanaugh in a similar vicious way, in front of his family, while a key member from the opposing side is debating whether to join the Democrat fray.

Meanwhile, the usual bias, anti Trump media joined in a chorus, to criticize him for defending himself and his family, accusing him of the tactics they alone use.

An asterisk with the word democrats should be a footnote defining hypocrisy.

By George Giftos - Saturday, September 29, 2018 - Full Story

Protecting probiotics from the stomach


The small intestine is a hotbed of microbial activity and a target of probiotic treatments for diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome, among other conditions. To make it to the intestine, though, probiotics must first pass through the stomach, a hostile acidic environment that can kill these beneficial bacteria. Now, scientists report in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering the development of a protective gel sphere that may offer probiotics a safer route.

By American Chemical Society - Saturday, September 29, 2018 - Full Story

‘Paintable’ chemotherapy shrinks skin tumors in mice

'Paintable' chemotherapy shrinks skin tumors in mice
Skin acts as the first line of defense against pathogens and other harmful material from outside the body. Yet this barrier also excludes some beneficial drugs that could treat skin diseases. Now, researchers have taken the first steps in developing a chemotherapy for melanoma that can be “painted” directly on the skin, rather than injected or taken orally. They report their results in ACS Nano.

By American Chemical Society - Saturday, September 29, 2018 - Full Story

Compound improves social interaction in autism mouse model

Compound improves social interaction in autism mouse model
Children with autism often find social interactions awkward, leaving them isolated. Now in a study appearing in ACS’ Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, scientists report that they have discovered a first-of-its-kind compound that promotes social interaction among laboratory mice that display autistic traits. The finding could lead to the development of drugs capable of improving social behaviors in those who have autism.

By American Chemical Society - Saturday, September 29, 2018 - Full Story

Harmful bacteria thrived in post-Hurricane Harvey floodwaters

Harmful bacteria thrived in post-Hurricane Harvey floodwaters
Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on August 25, 2017, bringing more than 50 inches of rain and extreme flooding to the city of Houston. In addition to wreaking havoc on buildings and infrastructure, urban floodwaters harbor hidden menaces in the form of bacteria that can cause disease. Now, researchers have surveyed the microbes that lurked in Houston floodwaters, both inside and outside of homes. They report their results in Environmental Science & Technology Letters.

By American Chemical Society - Saturday, September 29, 2018 - Full Story

Green tea compound helps siRNA slip inside cells

Green tea compound helps siRNA slip inside cells

Drinking green tea has been linked to health benefits ranging from cardiovascular disease prevention to weight loss. Although many of these claims still need to be verified in the clinic, an antioxidant in green tea called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) appears to have beneficial effects in cells and animals. Now, researchers have found a surprising use for EGCG: sneaking therapeutic RNAs into cells. They report their results in ACS Central Science.

By American Chemical Society - Saturday, September 29, 2018 - Full Story

Origami inspires highly efficient solar steam generator

Origami inspires highly efficient solar steam generator
Water covers most of the globe, yet many regions still suffer from a lack of clean drinking water. If scientists could efficiently and sustainably turn seawater into clean water, a looming global water crisis might be averted. Now, inspired by origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, researchers have devised a solar steam generator that approaches 100 percent efficiency for the production of clean water. They report their results in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

By American Chemical Society - Saturday, September 29, 2018 - Full Story

‘Hoppy’ beer without exploding bottles and too much alcohol

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The forgotten art of “dry-hopping” beer to enhance flavor is back in vogue. But this practice sometimes has undesirable side effects, such as an unexpectedly high alcohol content and high pressures that could cause beer bottles to break. Now, research published in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry explains the biochemical basis of these unintended consequences, which could help brewers create “hoppy” beverages without the quality-control and safety issues.

By American Chemical Society - Saturday, September 29, 2018 - Full Story

More Like a Hijacking Than A Democracy, Senator Graham

More Like a Hijacking Than A Democracy, Senator Graham
Something truly game-changing happened in the Senate yesterday.  Due process and what millions thought was Rule of Law went out the window with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, whose hearing was stalled for at least another week.

We’ve reached the perilous stage where anyone with an axe to grind, driven by political, or any other motive,  can destroy anyone’s reputation, family and career with unproven allegations, splashed liberally throughout the media, with the help of elected officials.

By Judi McLeod - Saturday, September 29, 2018 - Full Story