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  • Quote:"Twenty years after first beginning a low-dose aspirin program, death risk dropped by 10 percent among prostate cancer patients; 30 percent among lung cancer patients (although only those with adenocarcinomas, the type typically seen in nonsmokers); 40 percent among colorectal cancer patients; and 60 percent among esophageal cancer patients.

    // For those worried about GI bleeding, take a Pepcid as studies show it reduces the chance of severe GI bleeding 75%

  • // I like the idea, I'd rather have these dead actors making movies than commercials for vacuum cleaners. The technology is there and we shouldn't be afraid to use it. However, I don't want Lucas to do it. I don't want Lucas to do anything anymore.

    In the past I have also been a proponent of using modern technology to recreate lost films. I would love to recreate "London After Midnight" (the lost Lon Chaney film) or restore other movies to their former glories.

  • Quote:'An Afghan official who spoke on condition of anonymity said that President Hamid Karzai's government has personally sought the release of as many as 700 suspected Taliban fighters since July, including some mid-level leaders. "Corruption is not just based on the amount of money that is wasted but wasted lives when Taliban return only to kill more NATO forces and civilians," said the official, who opposes what he considers corruption in the Karzai administration.

    // Simply put, this is no way to win a war.

  • Quote:"Finance Minister Brian Lenihan says Ireland must endure the toughest cuts and tax hikes in its history as an unavoidable price for saving the debt-burdened nation from bankruptcy.

    Lenihan's emergency 2011 budget unveiled Tuesday contains euro4.5 billion ($6 billion) in spending cuts and euro1.5 billion ($2 billion) in tax rises.

    // It will be interesting to see how their revenues change after the rise in taxes