Right about the time I was gearing up to quit smoking three years ago, I saw an ad* for a Harvard study looking for people wanting to quit. They gave you free nicotine patches, as well as counseling and support, which sounded great. They had an office in downtown Boston, right by the site of the Boston Massacre. The researcher who ran it looked like Natalie Portman.
My quit date: 12/13/2010.
Here we are three years later, without a single cigarette. Woo-hoo!
Considering smokes were $8 per pack when I quit, and I was back to smoking a pack a day, that is $8 x 3 x 365 = $8,760 that I saved! Not to mention I'm healthier, have more energy and better control over my life generally. It is the greatest all around bargain, ever. All upside, no downside.
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Having quit about a million times prior to that last time, I have some words of encouragement and advice
NDAA is snuck through Congress while Media and politicos are distracted by the budget, etc.
Yeas 350 Nays 69
Notables include Charlie Rangel, Justin Amash, Linda Sanchez(Is she the next Dennis Kucinich for the Dems?), Barbara Lee(The lone dissenting nay against authorizing the Afghan war in Congress), Mark Sanford, and surprisingly Jan Schakowski.
In light of statements in regards to the Commission on Presidential Debates such as “a fraud on the American voter” and “The debate commission is a corrupt duopoly.”, Free and Equal Elections Foundation hosted the 2012 “3rd Party” Presidential debates that were moderated by Larry King and Thom Hartmann and viewed by an estimated 20 million people.
Mother Of Girl Kissed By 6-year-old Speaks Out Against Boy Suspended For Sexual Harassment
8 hours ago | Politics, US | Posted by Kristin Tate
December 12, 2013
As we reported yesterday, a six-year-old boy was suspended from school for sexual harassment because he kissed his “girlfriend” on the hand.
After reading our story yesterday, many of you commented that you would like to hear the little girl’s side of the story.
I was born in Brooklyn in the beginning of the 1950′s, and I grew up in the countryside in Norway. I always have been proud to be an American citizen, but now I am just worried.
A Hawaii state health official who gained national attention when she released a copy of President Barack Obama's birth certificate in 2011 was killed in a plane crash off the island of Molokai, authorities said on Thursday.
BenSwann.Com - This Story Made Me SICK!: Jail Staff Allows Diabetic Woman To Die Without Insulin; Boyfriend Saw Her Die
5 hours ago | US | Posted by Sonya Sandage
December 12, 2013
In November, 37 year old Sarah Tibbetts was arrested along with her boyfriend for allegedly being in possession of someone else’s credit card, as well as having small bags with traces amounts of marijuana.
During her arrest, Tibbetts made it clear she was an insulin-dependent diabetic.
AWESOME! Sen. Rand Paul On The Senate Floor Speaking Out Against The Nuclear Option - 12/12/13 (VIDEO)
Not sure who the Drone belonged to, but we can guess..... Not Good, Not Good at all.
"Fifteen people who had been heading to a wedding in Yemen have been killed in an air strike. Local media reported that a drone attack had been responsible, and the party-goers had been hit instead of an Al-Qaeda convoy.
Time Magazine is investigating a healthcare telemarketing firm who has been using an amazingly realistic robot caller which seems to operate on advanced and a bit creepy artificial intelligence.
The Florida firm Premier Health Plans Inc. is responsible for "employee" Samantha West heard in the exchanges below. After cleverly filibustering, she repeatedly insists she's a real person and not a robot.
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State Representative Jason Spencer (R-Woodbine) will hold a press conference on next Monday, December 16th, in the south wing of the Georgia Capitol building. Representative Spencer and several other legislators will meet to discuss two bills that will be introduced in the upcoming 2014 legislative season.
Girl's mother, teacher in the system, pulled some strings to slam this kid.
(CNN) -- Amid a tidal wave of negative publicity, a Colorado school system has let a 6-year-old boy return to school and said it won't classify his kissing a girl on the hand as sexual harassment.
The story of first-grader Hunter Yelton made national news and spurred outrage this week after word spread that his school near Colorado Springs suspended him for the kiss and accused him of sexually harassing the girl.