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E.W. Jackson backs away from ‘Cut it or Shut it’ chant in face of government shutdown

E.W. Jackson backs away from ‘Cut it or Shut it’ chant in face of government shutdown | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
The circumstances, and his role, are different now, Republican candidate for Virginia lieutenant governor says in debate.
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If I understand this typical Republican TEA party candidate, he only wants to believe the mantra when it won't cost him votes. Hmm.

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Amazon.com: El Catrin eBook: Kenneth Weene: Kindle Store

El Catrin - Kindle edition by Kenneth Weene. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading El Catrin.
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Only ninety-nine cents and a great read.

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Science proves Facebook is a major downer

Science proves Facebook is a major downer | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
New research reveals the more we interact with the social network, the less satisfied we tend to feel
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To me social media should and could never be a substitute for personal interaction. If I don't talk with people and have face to face contact, I get cranky and worse.

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Amazon.com: Two Tales of Terror eBook: Kenneth Weene: Kindle Store

Two Tales of Terror - Kindle edition by Kenneth Weene.  - Stories to roil your dreams.

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If you like terror, if you like the dark-side, here are two short stories that should entertain.

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I’ll Have What She’s Thinking

I’ll Have What She’s Thinking | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Researchers confirm the spontaneous orgasm.
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Interestingly there has been no consideration of the role of romance and erotic literature to this point. Still, as an author, I'm wondering about possibly changing genres.

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7 Cases of Animals that Committed Suicide

7 Cases of Animals that Committed Suicide | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Can animals really commit suicide? While experts remain uncertain about whether they have the capacity to perform an act similar to human suicide, those who have personally witnessed self-destructive animal behavior may hold a different view.
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I thought this a fascinating topic.

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The Obamacare equation: How eight lives would be affected by the health law

The Obamacare equation: How eight lives would be affected by the health law | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Starting Oct. 1, nearly 50 million Americans who lack medical insurance will have their first chance to sign up for coverage under the new system that has come to be known as Obamacare. Here are how eight people might fare under the law.
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I share this in the hope that it will help people better understand the new law and how it will affect their lives.

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Final Word On Obamacare Coverage: Cheaper Than Expected

Final Word On Obamacare Coverage: Cheaper Than Expected | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Though there will be variations across the country, most Americans will be able to choose from multiple health insurance plans and pay lower-than-expected premiums for coverage on the Obamacare health insurance marketplaces, according to data...
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So ObamaCare may be saving people money, lots of money, making sure they have health care, encouraging prevention instead of just treatment, allowing those with serious illnesses to have insurance and to have it cover more than a million dollars, and allow kids to stay on their parents insurance longer. I can see why people would hate that --- NOT !

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It matters radio music/interviews/entertainment

It matters radio music/interviews/entertainment | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
it matters radio provides music interviews,pod casts, entertainment. book reviews videos contests
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If you haven't discovered It Matters Radio, now is a great time to do so. Visit the website, signup for the newsletter, and catch the shows that are filled with music, good discussion, and the warmth of friends. 

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9 Cursed Treasures

9 Cursed Treasures | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Some of the world's most famous treasures are also famously cursed. Do you think you'd like to find one of these? Think again...
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Great legends of treasures and curses.

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Sharla Shults's curator insight, September 17, 2013 7:27 PM

Tales of buried treasure and curses following along have always tempted the pallet of fascination. If you knew a treasure carried with it a curse, would you still go hunting for it? Many people do and many die but are those deaths truly results of the curse or simply coincidental? You decide...

Marilyn Armstrong's curator insight, October 3, 2013 7:36 PM

Don't you just loved famously cursed treasures? It's the stuff of creepy movies and crime noels.

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It Matters Radio | Blog Talk Radio Feed

It Matters Radio | Blog Talk Radio Feed | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Preview and download the podcast It Matters Radio | Blog Talk Radio Feed on iTunes. Read episode descriptions and customer reviews.
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Did you know you could listen to It Matters Radio podcasts on iTunes? Yes, you can. Here's the link for all those wonderful shows.

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Museum Identifies New Van Gogh Painting in Amsterdam

Museum Identifies New Van Gogh Painting in Amsterdam | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
The work, entitled “Sunset at Montmajour,” was painted in Arles in 1888.
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Wow. After all these years. Wish I could go take a look in person.

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Florida's Fraudulent Voting Witch Hunt Produces a "Shocking" Number of Cases -- All Republican

Florida's Fraudulent Voting Witch Hunt Produces a "Shocking" Number of Cases -- All Republican | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
The issue of voter fraud and new restrictive voter ID laws has taken this country by storm the last couple of years.  Republican legislatures all across the country have taken "a stand against vote...
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In case you're wondering if the GOP actually is protecting the sanctity of the vote. Here is the latest from Florida, one of the states where they have been working hardest to protect us from voter fraud. Two cases so far, both by a Republican operative.

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Amazon.com: Two Tales of Terror eBook: Kenneth Weene: Kindle Store

Two Tales of Terror - Kindle edition by Kenneth Weene. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Two Tales of Terror.
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Only ninety-nine cents and a great read.

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Coffee vs. beer: Which drink makes you more creative?

Coffee vs. beer: Which drink makes you more creative? | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Tips and other good things.
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This is interesting stuff.

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The Write Room Blog | where friends from disparate approaches to life and writing work together and share

The Write Room Blog | where friends from disparate approaches to life and writing work together and share | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
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Two outstanding hosts discuss being on Blog Talk #Radio.

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Amazon.com: Two Tales of Terror eBook: Kenneth Weene: Kindle Store

Two Tales of Terror - Kindle edition by Kenneth Weene. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Two Tales of Terror.
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Delighted that these two twisted tales are now available for my fans, friends, family, and those who just want to be terrified.

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Peace Begins With Conversation and Beautiful Music

Peace Begins With Conversation and Beautiful Music | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
FivePlay Jazz Quintet is a CA Bay Area based group consisting of guitarist/composer Laura Klein, pianist/composer Tony Corman, woodwinds/composer Dave Tidball, drummer Alan Hall and bass player, Paul Smith.
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A great show.

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George H.W. Bush Serves As Witness In Same-Sex Marriage Ceremony

George H.W. Bush Serves As Witness In Same-Sex Marriage Ceremony | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara were official witnesses Saturday at the Maine wedding of two old friends.
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Is it not wonderful that a former POTUS and his wife, and a Republican at that, can give such personal human support for the right of a gay couple to wed. Good show, Mr. President.

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A New Survey Finds a Drop in Arts Attendance

A New Survey Finds a Drop in Arts Attendance | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
A new report from the National Endowment for the Arts finds that the number of Americans visiting an art exhibition or attending a performing arts event fell from 2008 to 2012.
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Do you enjoy the arts? Going to plays, concerts, dance, movies, etc. is one of my great personal pleasures.

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Scientists Unravel Secrets of Monster Black Hole at Center of Milky Way

Scientists Unravel Secrets of Monster Black Hole at Center of Milky Way | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
A supermassive black hole in the core of the Milky Way last erupted two million years ago, and will again.
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Had to share this because it is great astronomy and a wonderful picture.

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Steve Martin Writes Song for Hymn-Deprived Atheists

Steve Martin Writes Song for Hymn-Deprived Atheists | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Brilliant comedian. Playwright. Contributor to The New Yorker. And now songwriter for hymn-deprived atheists. Steve Martin – who comes into focus within 10 seconds – performs here with the Steep Canyon Rangers at Merlefest 2010...
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He is still one of the funniest men alive.

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The Strangest Driving Laws On Earth

The Strangest Driving Laws On Earth | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
This infographic pertains to some strange road laws around the world.
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I thought this a fun piece to begin the week.

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U.S., Russia reach agreement on seizure of Syrian chemical weapons arsenal

U.S., Russia reach agreement on seizure of Syrian chemical weapons arsenal | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
The accord will be backed by a U.N. Security Council resolution specifying consequences if Syria fails to comply.
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Has America learned it doesn't run the world?

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Arizona home to 28 species of bats

Arizona home to 28 species of bats | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Did you know? Arizona is home to 28 species of bats.
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Interesting and informative about an under-appreciated animal, the bat. Of course, there are batty people, too. To appreciate them read Memoirs From the Asylum.

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