Monthly Archives: February 2012

KXAN.com Austin News: 3 Moonlight towers come down

http://kxan.m0bl.net/w/news-austin/story/55271117/

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Texas Drought Sparked Water Worries for Industry — Water Supply | The Texas Tribune

http://www.texastribune.org/texas-environmental-news/water-supply/texas-drought-sparked-water-worries-industry/

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KXAN.com Austin News: Putting the “I” into “ABIA”

http://kxan.m0bl.net/w/news-austin/story/55178437/

The Airlines do need to do something about this. It is too difficult traveling internationally into and out of Austin.

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» Obama Campaign Tries Intimidation to Boost Fundraising – Big Government

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More mail could come through Austin | KXAN.com

More mail could come through Austin | KXAN.com

via More mail could come through Austin | KXAN.com.

 

More mail could come through Austin: kxan.com

As many as 35,000 could lose their jobs

Updated: Friday, 24 Feb 2012, 5:42 PM CST
Published : Friday, 24 Feb 2012, 5:42 PM CST

AUSTIN (KXAN) – The place that processes mail in Austin is going to get a lot busier.

The U.S. Postal Service released new plans to close or consolidate 220 processing centers around the country. Waco, Bryan and Abilene are all on the chopping block.

That means all their mail will move through Austin.

The changes will save USPS more than $2 billion, but 35,000 people will lose their jobs.

The postal service is still considering closing 3,700 post offices in addition to the processing centers.

 

Perry recovering from clavicle surgery | KXAN.com

Perry recovering from clavicle surgery | KXAN.com.

Operation related to 2009 bicycle accident

Updated: Friday, 24 Feb 2012, 4:19 PM CST
Published : Friday, 24 Feb 2012, 4:19 PM CST

AUSTIN (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry is recovering from successful surgery to repair his right clavicle, which had yet to properly heal following a 2009 bicycle accident.

Perry spokeswoman Lucy Nashed says Perry’s “doing fine. Everything went smoothly.”

The 90-minute outpatient procedure was performed Friday by Dr. Bruce Malone. It required a single incision to place a countered plate.

Nashed said Perry was e-mailing with his chief of staff in the hours after the surgery, meaning he was already back working.

Perry abandoned an unsuccessful run for the Republican presidential nomination on Jan. 19.

The 61-year-old had stem cell surgery on his back last summer, and later suggested that continued back pain had hindered him during the early part of his presidential campaign.

Examining Black Loyalty to Democrats – YouTube

Examining Black Loyalty to Democrats – YouTube

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Rev. Graham: Obama Seen As \”Son Of Islam\” | Western Journalism.com

Rev. Graham: Obama Seen As \”Son Of Islam\” | Western Journalism.com

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GOP candidate Rick Santorum’s recent comments on President Obama’s “theology” continue to generate conversation, and the Rev. Franklin Graham joined MSNBC’s  ”Morning Joe” to discuss whether the president is a Christian, Christianity in the Middle East, government overreach with religious institutions, and why he thinks Santorum is a Christian.

 

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NASA Will Pay You to Eat Astronaut Food for 4 Months – Forbes

NASA Will Pay You to Eat Astronaut Food for 4 Months – Forbes

via NASA Will Pay You to Eat Astronaut Food for 4 Months – Forbes.

You read that right. NASA wants volunteers for their four-month simulation to Mars. But instead of conducting tests on confinement and psychological stress, NASA just want to study your tastebuds.

According to Mashable,

The space agency is looking for applicants to eat astronaut food for four months during a simulated trip to the Red Planet. Participants will try instant foods, and ones with shelf-stable ingredients, and scientists will record their reactions. The goal of the experiment is to discover what foods people like to consume consistently.

Astronaut ice cream aside, limited supplies (such as flour, sugar and dried meat), and no chance of fresh food limits the space-based diet. This study will gauge if participants can avoid “menu fatigue,” that is, becoming tired of eating the same foods. The study background states that if menu fatigue occurs, astronauts’ “overall food intake declines, putting them at risk for nutritional deficiency, loss of bone and muscle mass, and reduced physical capabilities.”

There are a few catches, of course. Among others, you have to have a bachelor’s degree in either math, engineering, biological or physical sciences, or computer science; you have to be a non-smoker; you have to speak English. Then if you are chosen, you have to live astronaut-style: in a small enclosure with strangers, with limited showers, writing daily reports.

But in addition to the free food, those chosen for the study will be given cooking classes and taught to work in space’s microgravity environment. They will also earn round-trip travel to Hawaii, lodgings…and $5,000.

There also seems to be a lot of down-time in this study. But hey, you won’t be slacking. You’ll be hanging out…for science!

You can apply for the study here.

Houston school folds on forced Obama poem – Glenn Beck

http://www.glennbeck.com/2012/02/22/houston-school-folds-on-forced-obama-poem/

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