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You’re Not Crazy To Eat At McDonald’s,
BUT YOU WILL BE

Oh, this is just fucking great. Middle-aged people with excess visceral fat – usually apparent in the thick waist or pot belly of an apple-shaped body – are nearly three times more likely to suffer from dementia in their 70s and 80s than people with little to no belly fat, according to a study of Kaiser Permanente patients. Researchers have ...

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Daily Grumble

With all this emailing and blogging and such, is anybody else losing their ability to write by hand? My handwriting was never good and back when they graded you on “penmanship” in grammar school, that’s where I always got my lowest marks. But these days, oy! I can hardly address an envelope without needing to start over at least twice. ...

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Democide

Via Ben Smith in Politico.com: A new Gallup analysis reveals that — at this heated moment — significant amounts of Democratic primary voters say they would take McCain in the general if their preferred candidate doesn’t get the nomination: Clinton supporters appear to be somewhat more reactive than Obama supporters. Twenty-eight percent of the former indicate that if Clinton is ...

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Nancy Reagan Endorses McCain

Ronald Reagan attracted many Democrats to his “revolution” and now Nancy Reagan has endorsed John McCain, albeit rather tepidly. Nancy says,”Ronnie and I always waited until everything was decided and then we endorsed. Well, obviously, this is the nominee of the party.” McCain: “The Reagan Democrats are very important and I hope every one of them and new Democrats will ...

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The Overhaul Of AIDS

After a spate of failures in AIDS vaccine trials, the U.S. government is calling for “new and novel ideas”. The U.S. government began a major overhaul of its effort to produce an AIDS vaccine on Tuesday, stressing a return to basic scientific research after the failure of a key clinical trial last year. Government officials at a summit with AIDS ...

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Their Love Is Golden

This will warm even the most cynical of hearts, even mine. John Cook and Waverly Cole are doing what they’ve been doing for 50 years — traveling, enjoying the company of friends and giving to charitable causes. Cook, an 88-year-old retired teacher and school counselor, and Cole, a 78-year-old retired physician, are poised to celebrate their 50th anniversary April 15 ...

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HomoQuotable – John Waters

“I don’t think my generation is better or had it better. The one thing you’ll never see again—and I’m not so sure it’s bad you missed it—was the sexual revolution. You can’t imagine what it was like to go home and have sex with someone different every day … People really did! In Provincetown there was a bar called Piggies, ...

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Gay Group Honors Desmond Tutu

Desmond Tutu will receive the 2008 Outspoken Award from the International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission. The executive director of the IGLHRC, Paula Ettelbrick, says, “Archbishop Tutu’s vision of a world in which human rights are respected has always explicitly included LGBT people, despite the fierce opposition he has faced from his peers and colleagues. He has challenged political ...

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