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Retired 3x, living comfortably on the Gulf Coast, biking, beachwalking, lifting free weights, eating mostly properly, keeping my mind active, in my seventh decade, intending to give Methuselah a run for the record...

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Just beginning season 5 of the TV series, Orphan Black. I was continually amazed with..

... seasons 1 through 4. The actress, Tatiana Maslany plays the parts of ALL the cloned sisters in this series, with two or three sisters frequently in the same scene. The sisters all have very different personalities, different histories, speak very differently and Ms. Maslany holds it all together.

"Maslany plays half a dozen different clones over season one, with who knows how many more promised for the imminent second season ... Delivering one creditable performance for a show is tough enough, but Maslany nails several here, often appearing in scenes as multiple versions interacting seamlessly. This is Olympic-level, endurance acting."

WIKI

The series currently holds an 8.3 on IMDb, a 92% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 9.2 on TV.com.

Cockroach milk anyone? It may be the next big superfood

Health freaks will go to extreme lengths in the name of nutrients (and staying one step ahead of the trend). However, the latest “superfood” is just plain gross.

Cockroach milk is comprised of the nutrient-rich milk crystals found inside the Pacific Beetle cockroach. This species uses said protein crystals as food for cockroach infants, but new research suggests that it could be beneficial to humans, too, as it’s one of the most nourishing and highly caloric substances on the planet. It boasts four times as much protein as cow’s milk, but also contains essential amino acids that promote cell growth, lipids that keep our bodies healthy, and sugars that fuel energy.

The insect milk may also have beauty benefits.

“The levels of growth hormone in this particular liquid are unknown, and there is evidence that shows that growth hormones may exacerbate acne in certain individuals,” Rachel Nazarian, M.D. at Schweiger Dermatology Group explains. “The high levels of sugar may also make it a poor choice in terms of skin health and beauty, as we know that high-sugar diets actually accelerate skin aging.”

“Protein and fat are vital components of good hair and nails, and this particular liquid may make getting optimal levels of both things much easier,” Dr. Nazarian adds.

https://blog.usfoodsafety.com/2018/05/29/cockroach-milk-anyone-it-may-be-the-next-big-superfood/

You first...

MSNBC doesn't like to hear about Obama's FBI spying on candidate Trump's campaign...

MSNBC's Nicole Wallace stops reading Trump tweets on air: 'These are boldface lies'

MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace cut herself off mid-sentence while reading President Trump's tweets on-air Friday, calling them "boldface lies."

"I'm not reading anymore of this," Wallace said with a laugh. "These are boldface lies and as his audacity and his sort of fantasies expand, I wonder what role you think the truth plays in this for any of them."

Wallace had been reading a series of the president's tweets in which he again attacked the FBI's use of an informant during his campaign, suggesting the agency used a top-secret spy to monitor his team before it began its investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

http://thehill.com/homenews/media/389528-msnbcs-wallace-stops-reading-trump-tweets-on-air-these-are-boldface-lies?amp

DOJ inspector general completes long-awaited review of Hillary Clinton probe

The completion of a long-awaited watchdog report on the FBI and DOJ’s Hillary Clinton investigation during the 2016 presidential campaign has put Washington on edge, as the clock counts down to its potentially explosive release.

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz announced the draft report was done in a letter to members of Congress on Wednesday. He did not say when the results of the review will be officially released to the FBI, DOJ and congressional committees. But the inspector general said he has provided a draft report to the Department and the FBI, and requested that they review it to identify any information that should be protected from disclosure.

“Additionally, consistent with our usual process, we have asked the Department and FBI to provide us with any comments they wish us to consider regarding the report’s accuracy and completeness,” Horowitz wrote in his letter to lawmakers. Horowitz’s review has already put top FBI official Andrew McCabe in legal jeopardy. The Justice Department’s internal watchdog sent a criminal referral for McCabe in April to the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington.

That was in response to Horowitz’s finding that McCabe leaked information to the press about the investigation and later lied about it to Comey and federal investigators, prompting Attorney General Jeff Sessions to fire him in March.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/05/17/doj-inspector-general-completes-long-awaited-review-hillary-clinton-probe.html?intcmp=ob_article_footer_mobile&intcmp=obinsite

No amount of alcohol , sausage or bacon is safe according to cancer experts

No amount of alcohol, sausage or bacon is safe according to a new global blueprint on how to beat cancer.

Even small amounts of processed meats and booze increase the risk of a host of cancers outlined in World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) guidelines updated every decade. The respected global authority has unveiled a 10-point plan to cut your risk of getting cancer by up to 40%.

Brits have been told to banish favourites such as ham, burgers and hot dogs from their diets by experts who say they are a direct cause of bowel cancer. Processed meats also cause people to be overweight which can trigger many more cancers.

But UK experts have disagreed with the draconian advice insisting the odd bacon sandwich “isn’t anything to worry about”. The WCRF found boozing is directly linked to increased risk of six cancers and for the first time recommended sticking to water or unsweetened drinks.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/health/bad-news-sausage-bacon-booze-12585028

NYT Columnist Worries Mueller InvestigationActually Helping Trump

New York Times columnist Frank Bruni expressed his alarm on Tuesday that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling could actually be helping President Donald Trump.

The Mueller investigation, Bruni argued, is dominating media coverage to the extent it’s crowding out coverage of what Trump and his administration are actually doing.

He’s not exactly evading scrutiny, but he’s being spared the relentless top-of-the-screen, start-of-the-newscast treatment that he would likely endure if lawmakers, journalists and other watchdogs weren’t so mesmerized by the convoluted twists of Mueller v. Trump.”

Bruni also expressed his concern the Mueller investigation might not find evidence of collusion between Trump and Russia.

Trump “knows that if he sets the bar at incontrovertible evidence of him and Putin huddled over a Hillary Clinton voodoo doll, he just might clear it,” the columnist wrote.

http://dailycaller.com/2018/05/22/mueller-russia-investigation-helping-trump/

Trump plays media like a fine violin.. media KNOWS it.. and STILL continues to write the music...




Deep State of depression...

The “deep state” is in a deep state of desperation. With little time left before the Justice Department inspector general’s report becomes public, and with special counsel Robert Mueller having failed to bring down Donald Trump after a year of trying, they know a reckoning is coming.

At this point, there is little doubt that the highest echelons of the FBI and the Justice Department broke their own rules to end the Hillary Clinton “matter,” but we can expect the inspector general to document what was done or, more pointedly, not done. It is hard to see how a year-long investigation of this won’t come down hard on former FBI Director James Comey and perhaps even former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who definitely wasn’t playing mahjong in a secret “no aides allowed” meeting with former President Clinton on a Phoenix airport tarmac.

With this report on the way and congressional investigators beginning to zero in on the lack of hard, verified evidence for starting the Trump probe, current and former intelligence and Justice Department officials are dumping everything they can think of to save their reputations.

But it is backfiring. They started by telling the story of Alexander Downer, an Australian diplomat, as having remembered a bar conversation with George Papadopoulos, a foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign.

But how did the FBI know they should talk to him? That’s left out of their narrative. Downer’s signature appears on a $25 million contribution to the Clinton Foundation. You don’t need much imagination to figure that he was close with Clinton Foundation operatives who relayed information to the State Department, which then called the FBI to complete the loop. This wasn’t intelligence. It was likely opposition research from the start.

http://thehill.com/opinion/judiciary/388549-stopping-robert-mueller-to-protect-us-all

Bernard Lewis, historian and hawk, dies at 101

Longtime Princeton University professor Bernard Lewis, a expert on Middle East history, is being remembered for his scholarship and its effect on world events after dying Saturday.

Lewis died at age 101 after a lifetime popularizing his interpretations of Islamic history, and how it connected present conflicts to deeper legacies.

In 1990, Lewis wrote the essay “The Roots of Muslim Rage” for The Atlantic, using the term "clash of civilizations" -- a conceptual framework that become popular and controversial for viewing relations between Muslim-majority countries and the West.

After the Sept. 11 attacks, Lewis became well known to a broader audience. He was an influential supporter of the Iraq War and was highly regarded by supporters of an interventionist U.S. foreign policy.

“Bernard Lewis was a true scholar & great man. I owe a great deal of my understanding of the Middle East to his work,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrote on Twitter. “He was a man who believed, as I do, that Americans must be more confident in the greatness of our country, not less."

"To borrow from Shiite Muslim legal scholarship, Bernard Lewis is the marja-e taqlid, 'the source of emulation,' the scholar to whom on the great questions one must make reference,” American Enterprise Institute fellow Reuel Marc Gerecht wrote in The Weekly Standard.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/white-house/bernard-lewis-historian-and-hawk-dies-at-101?utm_campaign=wex_widget&utm_source=weeklystandard.com&utm_medium=wex_widget

A good piece by Ted Olsen, Mueller v. Trump

Is there a constitutional confrontation in the offing? Can special counsel Robert Mueller require President Trump to testify before a grand jury? It would be unprecedented, and his effort to do so could lead to a major constitutional confrontation.

The president could, of course, resist a grand jury subpoena by asserting his right under the Fifth Amendment not to be a witness against himself. However, for political reasons, he may not wish to do that. And he may not need to.

Another off-ramp for the president, which he may choose not to take, is to remove the special counsel. Mueller is an appointee of the Department of Justice, part of the executive branch. He is therefore a subordinate of the president. Trump might have to jump through some hoops to remove him—such as removing the deputy attorney general who selected Mueller—but he has the power to do so. If, that is, he’s willing to withstand the public outcry and demands for impeachment that would surely follow. Legislative measures, such as those already introduced in Congress, to shackle or impede the president’s power to remove the special counsel are almost surely unconstitutional. So the president could avoid a grand jury subpoena by removing the official who is threatening to obtain one. But this is another step with potentially grave political implications that he may not wish to risk.

The president is not “above the law”; there are many court decisions saying so. But the Constitution is part of the law, and it makes the president the sole repository of the executive power of the United States. He is therefore not just like any other citizen.

As things now stand, Mueller has not made, or even attempted to make, a record to explain why he would be justified in invoking the power of the judiciary to compel the president to show up before a grand jury—without a lawyer—and answer whatever questions Mueller and his army of prosecutors may put to him.

(And more)

https://www.weeklystandard.com/theodore-b-olson/mueller-v-trump

Rumor is we're overdue for an extinction event...

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