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Begins Early Voting

Back in the day, Iowa was the best crossroad of America, representing a cross-section of America’s diversity. Do you still think Iowa best represents the U.S.?

Election day is no longer just November 6.  Early voting has become a an increasing trend over the years.  In Iowa, at least 30 percent of people are expected to cast their ballots prior to election day.  Yesterday marked the beginning of the race to election day.

When will you be voting? Early? Absentee? In person?

Producer of inflammatory anti-Islam film arrested, ordered held without bail

The alleged film producer of “Innocence of Muslim”, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, was arrested in  California on probation violations from a case in 2010.  Keeping in mind his freedom of speech rights, do you think he should be punished for inciting violence in Arab countries?

He’s used fake names to mislead The Wall Street Journal and the public. I wonder what his ulterior motive was for creating the film? Thoughts? Do you think his intentions were to stir anti-U.S. feelings around the world?

Curiosity killed the cat 

Where did this phrase originally come from?  I’m glad it’s not jinxed NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity.  It has just beamed back to Earth images of a possible riverbed.  I’m not a huge science nerd, but I’m excited to see what other findings will be revealed on this two-year mission.  In my lifetime, we’ve landed a man on the moon and send a robot to Mars.  Technology is truly amazing.

Random News From Twitter @OMGFacts

Have you ever wondered why restaurants offer you mints after a meal?

Peppermint contains menthol, which has a direct antispasmodic effect on the smooth muscle of the digestive tract.  Even the soothing smell of mint will calm the nerves of your stomach to digest your big American meal easier.

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