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Post by niquae on Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:04 am

What did you read or hear in the news today?

Didn't read or listen to the news myself today so have nothing to add.
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Post by Chiswick on Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:45 am

There's gonna be a snow storm tomorrow. Very Happy
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Post by niquae on Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:54 pm

How is the snowstorm going?

Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize.

err, haven't been following the news lately. Why was he offered it in the first place?
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Post by Asynjur on Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:48 pm

That's what a lot of people couldn't figure out, and why it was controversial. The nobel prize committee actually seems pretty happy that everyone is talking about it, they said they don't make their choices trying to avoid controversy. They usually don't talk about their decisions, but due to the situation they felt the need to defend their choice. Here is a video to an interview with someone on the committee -

http://nobelprize.org/mediaplayer/index.php?id=1174

"Following the announcement, Geir Lundestad, Secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, told senior editor Simon Frantz why President Barack Obama's creation of a new climate in international politics closely fulfils the statues of Alfred Nobel's will."

I think he makes some good points. Obama has changed the international climate to one of more cooperation. Of course the whole controversy over the prize has made things more difficult for Obama, who was already under very high expectations and a lot of scrutiny. But I can't believe people are suggesting he shouldn't accept it. You can't turn down a Nobel Peace prize. It would be an insult to the prize committee.
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Post by Chiswick on Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:30 pm

The snowstorm was terrible...it wasn't cold enough for the snow to pack and freeze but it wasn't warm enough for it to melt, so everywhere was covered with half a foot of slush. D:
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Post by momtomaeghan on Sun Dec 13, 2009 2:43 am

We were hit hard by the snow - school was closed for 3 days. It's been so cold ever since that none of the snow is melting. Love the look of it, but don't like walking around in it.
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Post by niquae on Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:09 am

We had a bitty snow fall some days ago that is already melted.

Apparently men can get postpartum depression:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/08/health/08mind.html?ref=science
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Post by niquae on Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:30 am

Thieves stole Auschwitz's 'Arbeit macht frei' entrance sign.

And, it will snow tomorrow and the day after. I'm kind of excited. Smile
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Post by huyendung on Sun Dec 20, 2009 7:55 pm

Wow, we had 3 feet of snow! Aack, Daily News 81191 I was tired of clearing the driveway! Traffic was horrible too, but being able to just relax inside was wonderful! Daily News 183186 Also, no school for the whole week. Kids cheer! yayz! Daily News 158854
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Post by betzy809 on Sun Dec 20, 2009 7:59 pm

a lot snow on NY...i wanna be there badly T.T
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Post by huyendung on Sun Dec 20, 2009 8:03 pm

betzy809 wrote:a lot snow on NY...i wanna be there badly T.T

One of my friends got pnemonia in New York O.o Daily News 636315 She ish better though Daily News 91286 I still wanna go to New York Daily News 491908
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Post by betzy809 on Sun Dec 20, 2009 8:16 pm

new york is awesome no matter how much it can kill people it still rocks!
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Post by niquae on Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:06 pm

Brittany Murphy, actress, died of a heart attack. She played that friend in Clueless! Apparently in 8 Mile and other movies but I didn't see those.
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Post by niquae on Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:48 am

It's raining - on Christmas. Neutral This is not Florida. Where's the snow?
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Post by Daeninn on Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:11 am

We had snow.Now they said it's gonna get warmer so the snow will melt T_T.No snowing on Christmas eve or Christmas T_T.We might have after New Year's Eve but who cares Daily News 235737

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Post by momtomaeghan on Wed Dec 23, 2009 5:33 am

We're supposed to get hit by a big ice storm over the next couple days. OK with me cause all my shopping is done so I'm stayin' at home!
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Post by niquae on Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:24 am

I just read about a part-plant, part-animal. I find it quite fascinating that this little sea slug is able to appropriate chloroplasts and produce chlorophyll and go through photosynthesis. It made me think about how convenient it would be for us if we could do the same - but then it wouldn't be as much fun not being able to taste and eat delicious food so I guess I'm content with not being part-plant myself. Very Happy

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34824610/ns/technology_and_science-science/?GT1=43001
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Post by pandas07 on Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:35 am

niquae wrote:I just read about a part-plant, part-animal. I find it quite fascinating that this little sea slug is able to appropriate chloroplasts and produce chlorophyll and go through photosynthesis. It made me think about how convenient it would be for us if we could do the same - but then it wouldn't be as much fun not being able to taste and eat delicious food so I guess I'm content with not being part-plant myself. Daily News Icon_biggrin

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Thanks for sharing, it's cool news. Smile
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Post by momtomaeghan on Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:25 pm

Wow, very cool, and kind of scary! Daily News Icon_eek
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Post by Daeninn on Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:54 am

Wow that is so cool.Thanks for sharing.

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Post by niquae on Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:48 pm

Despite what the news was saying about a huge snowstorm, we did NOT get any snow.

The town even salted our streets. There goes however many pounds of salt to waste...
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