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Japanese Woman Has Own Stem Cells Injected Into Her Eyes
I assume this is some weird sex/porn thing

Jim Geraghty: Why Is Our President Thinking About What He Would Tell ISIS if He Were Advising Them?
"Notice Obama’s assessment presumes ISIS wants to avoid a U.S. military intervention. Is this a manifestation of the mirroring effect, where Obama projects its own values and priorities onto its foes?" [rdbrewer]

Neal McCluskey, Cato Institute: Bennett Piece Exemplifies Core Problems
"[T]hey want the public to believe either that the Core is rich and rigorous, or that it is empty and just a floor, depending, is seems, on whom they are trying to convince to support it. So in one breath they’ll talk about the obvious need for core content, and in the next they’ll protest if anyone says the standards have, well, core content." Added: More from Minding The Campus. [rdbrewer]

Sharyl Attkisson, The Daily Signal: Benghazi Bombshell: Clinton State Department Official Reveals Details of Alleged Document Review
"[A] former State Department diplomat is coming forward with a startling allegation: Hillary Clinton confidants were part of an operation to 'separate' damaging documents before they were turned over to the Accountability Review Board...." [rdbrewer]


Jack Cashill: 5 lies that have shaped the Obama presidency
"4. 'The Fast and Furious program was a field-initiated program begun under the previous administration.'" [rdbrewer]

NYT: Maybe it’s time to put lithium in the water supply
"One study found that at the higher therapeutic doses used to treat mood disorders, brain scans of bipolar patients treated with lithium actually had increased areas of gray matter (neurons) in their brains...." [rdbrewer]

The Daily Beast: Is This Alexander the Great’s Tomb?
"Round in shape and vast in size, the building beneath the hill has been called a tomb for lack of a better label. Circular buildings, though rare in antiquity, were sometimes used for royal burials, but no other known tombs approach the scale of this one...." Via @DoreenHDickson. Added: Is this it? 40°50'22.39"N, 23°51'46.10"E [rdbrewer]

Wired: Is Apple Watch’s Pressure-Sensitive Screen a Bigger Deal Than the Gadget Itself?
"The cool feature, which Apple calls a flexible retina display, will appear only on the Apple Watch to start, but if the innovative display is successful, it will represent a major step forward for touch computing." [rdbrewer]

Victor Davis Hanson, PJM: What Exactly Is Comprehensive Immigration Reform?
"If proponents of so-called reform detailed exactly what they wanted, American voters would never support their self-interested agendas." Via @EdDriscoll. [rdbrewer]

Fox News: Saudi anti-Christian sweep prompts calls for US involvement
Via @DoreenHDickson. [rdbrewer]

Lois Beckett, NYT: The Assault Weapon Myth
That's really something, coming from the New York Times. As Maet pointed out in the ONT, 30 years of lying about this. Via @Maetenloch and @TheH2. [rdbrewer]


Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels, Scientists Blame Extra Ice on Warming (Of Course)
"Of course those same scientists are afraid of losing income so what do they blame the increased sea ice--global warming (what else?)." #ClimateMoney [rdbrewer]
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Isaac Asimov: All Four Stanzas
"I have a weakness--I am crazy, absolutely nuts, about our national anthem. The words are difficult and the tune is almost impossible, but frequently when I'm taking a shower I sing it with as much power and emotion as I can. It shakes me up every time." H/t commenter "Rosmerta" at Hot Air. [rdbrewer]

S'Mores Dip

Ginni Thomas: Nigel Farage: An Emerging Leader Unafraid To Take His Country Back
Must-see interview. Farage talks about a 3d party in America, among other things. Regarding Margaret Thatcher: "She'd be a member of UKIP. No question about it." [rdbrewer]

Giant pug roams cornfield

Michael Goodwin: Obama’s ship is sinking
Via Drudge. "They’ve tuned him out because they’ve made up their minds about him. They no longer trust him and don’t think he’s a good leader." [rdbrewer]


Allahpundit: Oh, by the way: The GOP suddenly has a lead on the generic ballot — and it’s growing
"Then, two weeks ago, came a drumbeat of GOP leads: Four points in GWU; three points in ABC/WaPo; four points in CNN; seven(!) points in Fox News; and, just today, three points in Pew. Toss in another recent one from Rasmussen and that’s six polls in a row where the GOP has led." [rdbrewer]

LA Times: 'Star-Spangled Banner': Anthem was once a song of drinking and sex
Via Drudge. [rdbrewer]
Howie Carr, Boston Herald: Anti-war crowd stunningly silent on ISIS plan
"I thought the moonbats didn’t want the U.S. 'going it alone.'" We used to hear that all the time, didn't we? Even though Bush had 40 countries with boots on the ground. The people who used to attack Bush over Iraq and who aren't now attacking Obama are nearly insane. [rdbrewer]
Inside America's four presidential doomsday jets [dri]
Labour (UK) Party leaders get warm welcome in Scotland. Apparently, this trip was made in an effort to swing the vote against Scottish independence. Heh. [Fritzworth]

Video: Andrew Jackson Bio
Excellent. A must see. Jackson faced some of the very same big government battles we're facing today. Apparently nothing changes. [rdbrewer]


Sen. Landrieu's Own Investigation Finds 43 Campaign Trips Illegally Funded By Tax Dollars
Whups! [rdbrewer]
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