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What kind of tea IS this?

From Facebook.

For the lack of fourteen cents per pizza...

Big Bird enjoys some schadenfreude.

Too adorable not to share... (Warning for those with high blood sugar!!!)

Glen Beck BEFORE the Election and AFTER the Election

From Americans Against the Tea Party's Facebook page.

Despite the obstacles put in my way today by an obnoxious fate, I voted.

Some of the story is here:

From Facebook: Lefteous Indignation, Embassy Attacks

Inflatable Plugs Might Have Minimized New York City Subway Flooding

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/03/hurricane-sandy-subway-plug_n_2067524.html?icid=maing-grid10%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl2%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D229696

(video demonstration at link)


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an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, a new technology developed by the Department of Homeland Security might have been worth its weight in gold during Hurricane Sandy.

That technology is a gigantic inflatable plug that might have prevented the massive flooding of New York City's subway system caused by the storm. In simulations, the plugs--originally developed to combat terrorist attacks and now being evaluated at West Virginia University--have proven to be effective at limiting flooding in tunnels.

Developed as part of the "Resilient Tunnel Project," the plugs are actually enormous balloon-like capsules, according to a department press release. When filled with air or 35,000 gallons of water, the plugs measure 32 feet by 16 feet. Unfilled, they take up little space and can be stashed throughout tunnels, waiting to be inflated remotely at a moment's notice.

They're tough, too. The plug's engineering uses the same design and manufacturing processes as space suits and inflatable space habitats.

more at link

These women spent 70 years...

Ted Talk: Doctors Make Mistakes. Can We Talk About That?

http://embed.ted.com/talks/brian_goldman_doctors_make_mistakes_can_we_talk_about_that.html?zone=huffpost
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