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12/13/14 07:39 PM Equipped to Survive the Holidaze by benjammin

It seems every year this time I put on a little extra fat reserve while the wife and I produce prodigious amounts of goodies. Of course, being old school, everything we make is either full of sugar, or fat, or usually both.

With the advance of years comes the slowing of metabolism and a general desire to lounge more and exert less. This year I've noticed the pudge has increased more than the usual snug belt, and I've had to make use of the next notch out more than I would like.

My quest continues to perfect the ultimate fruitcake recipe. This year's is about spot on. I still haven't solved the NSA buckeye dilemma yet. Just can't find a decent way to properly thicken the peanut butter center without using powdered sugar. Well, maybe next year...

Meanwhile, the cookies, candies, cheese and meat trays continue to pile up. We are gonna have to make yet another trip around to the friends' homes and see if we can talk them into taking more of this stuff off our hands, before I either become a diabetic or have a blockage.

Just in case, I am keeping a bottle of aspirin handy, and taking my krill oil pills and cinammon capsules twice a day until this indulgent little apocalypse is over.

Merry Christmas everyone.

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12/11/14 07:50 PM Reliability of news sources by TeacherRO

Interesting disclaimer here -- Some of these pictures may be fakes

_ edit - the link was censored for some reason - you can go and look it up search mother jones and san francisco flooding

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12/11/14 06:26 AM Man survives 12 days at sea by Bingley

"I'm a fisherman so I caught fish; it wasn't as good as a sushi bar, but that's how I hydrated," he said.

Man Survived 12 Days Stranded at Sea by Eating Fish, Rigging Radio

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12/05/14 04:47 AM Cascadia fault locked up by Arney

I knew that the Cascadia Subduction Zone was ripe for a big quake, but I had no idea that the whole fault has apparently been totally locked up for some time now. Scientists have studied the length of the fault and they can't detect any movement.

The stress can only be growing each day, and one day, all that pent up energy will be unleashed. Massive quake as well as a big tsunami. I read about it here.

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12/03/14 10:15 PM Revised State of Alaska Cold Injuries Guidelines by AKSAR

The new 2014 revision of the State of Alaska Cold Injuries Guidelines are now available.

These guidelines include sections on accidental hypothermia, cold water drowning, frostbite, and medical considerations in avalanche rescue.

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