Saturday, December 23, 2017

DEC 23, 2017 - 12:02 PM ET - 10 NEWS ITEMS & COMMENTS

*"Trump visits wounded veterans, awards Purple Heart at Walter Reed

By Nicole Darrah. President Trump meets retired 

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. John Peck and his wife Jessica as Trump visits with 

wounded service members and their families during a visit to Walter Reed 

National Military Medical Center, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, in Bethesda, Md.  

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). ^^ The right thing to do.

*"The Guardian's photographer of the year: Zohra Bensemra of Reuters

Reuters Staff.

Displaced Iraqi women who just fled their home rest in the desert as they wait 

to be transported, while Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants in 

western Mosul, Iraq February 27, 2017. 

REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra. 

*"Are poinsettias poisonous? Some holiday myths and truths. Poinsettias, 

those showy holiday plants with red and green foliage, are not nearly as 

harmful as a persistent myth says. Mild rashes from touching the plants or 

nausea from chewing or eating the leaves may occur but they aren’t deadly, for 

humans or their pets." I still don't believe them.

By LINDSEY TANNER | Associated Press. December 21, 2017 at 10:51 pm.

*"Papa Johns apologizes for national anthem protest comments."

Raj Prashad. November 14, 2017 9:23 pm.


They should give Papa Johns the Presidential Medal of Freedom. On bended 

knees, my arse.

*"Eating green veggies daily keeps your brain 11 years younger." Remember it says GREEN vegetables.

*"Amazon Echo Spot review: This Alexa speaker is as sharp as it is smart.

Excellence marks the Spot." Michael Simon By Michael Simon, Staff Writer. 

*"Kids who eat fish have higher IQs."

By Natalie O'Neill, December 22, 2017. 

Credit shutterstock.

Parents with children should serve fish to their young ones because research

says that kids IQ could be increased by 5 points.

*"The number of asylum seekers fleeing their home countries to the European 

Union will increase 188 percent — to 660,000 applications per year — by 2100 

if carbon emissions and global warming continue on their current path, 

according to new estimates published Thursday in Science Magazine. The US has a few places that the refugees 

might go. Alaska, Montana and the deserts of the southwest.

*"Baltimore Councilman's Radical Idea: Tax Breaks for Poor Neighborhoods.

A councilman and a group of activists are pushing several proposals to address 

Baltimore's burgeoning affordable housing crisis by targeting subsidies at 

neighborhoods the city has long neglected.

Someone doing good for the poor. Imagine that.

*"SpaceX launch dazzles, delivering 10 more satellites for Iridium

December 23, 2017, Stephen Clark.

Credit: Gene Blevins/LA Daily News. Awesome!

*Just under the search box on Google "Beat holiday traffic with Google Maps 

real-time rerouting."

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