Sunday, December 18

One Small Star

John McDermott (Canadian)

No Love

World War II justified by
former German soldiers

I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day



Donald Trump has told everyone that he needs no "Naps" and stays awake all night.

He needs no "Naps" and stays awake all night.

Rats start dying after five days without Sleep

Please see what scientists have to say about sleep.

See my Blog for more about insufficient Sleep.


Sleep is love

Sleep is love

Sleep-loss looks like Dementia ~ However it is not Dementia.
Road accidents are caused by sleep problems

Sleep deprivation is the condition of not having enough sleep; it can be either chronic or acute. A chronic sleep-restricted state can cause fatigue, daytime sleepiness, clumsiness and weight loss or weight gain.[1] It adversely affects the brain and cognitive function.[2] However, in a subset of cases sleep deprivation can, paradoxically, lead to increased energy and alertness and enhanced mood; it has even been used as a treatment for depression (see below).[3][4] Few studies have compared the effects of acute total sleep deprivation and chronic partial sleep restriction.[2] Complete absence of sleep over long periods has not been seen in humans (unless they suffer from fatal familial insomnia); it appears that brief microsleeps cannot be avoided.[5] Long-term total sleep deprivation has caused death in lab animals.[6]

Published on Apr 21, 2012

Too drowsy to Drive

Without sleep don't drive or take driving tests.

Part two, is at CBS YouTube

Where Do You Go When You Go to Sleep - The Mind after Midnight

Published on Mar 18, 2015
Original Program Date: June 3, 2011.

"We spend a third of our lives asleep. Every organism on Earth—from rats to dolphins to fruit flies to microorganisms—relies on sleep for its survival, yet science is still wrestling with a fundamental question: Why does sleep exist?
During Shakespeare and Cervantes' time, sleep was likened to death, with body and mind falling into a deep stillness before resurrecting each new
day. In reality, sleep is a flurry of action. Trillions of neurons light up. The endocrine system kicks into overdrive. The bloodstream is flooded with a
potent cocktail of critically vital hormones. Such vibrant activity begs the question: Where do we go when we go to sleep? Based on new sleep research, there are tantalizing signposts.
We delved into the one-eyed, half-brained sleep of some animals; eavesdropped on dreams to
understand their cognitive significance; and investigated extreme and bizarre sleeping behaviors like “sleep sex” and “sleep violence.”

Music and the Spoken Word ` Christmas Special

Live Stream December 18, 2016

Christmas Special

stmas Special - Live Stream December 18, 2016

On Monday, 538 people will meet to determine who will be the next president.

Sunday  7:11 AM 2016-12-18

"From the NYT Now's Morning Briefing Newsletter"

"These meetings of the Electoral College, convened in every state and the District of Columbia just shy of six weeks after Election Day, have long been little more than a formality."

"But the victory of President-elect Donald J. Trump, who lost the popular vote but is projected to win the most electoral votes, has thrust the Electoral College into the spotlight once more. The conclusion of American intelligence agencies that Russia tried to intervene in the election to harm Hillary Clinton’s campaign has only intensified the focus in recent days.
President Obama on Friday described the Electoral College — originally a compromise between those who wanted Congress to choose the president and those who favored a popular vote — as a “ vestige.” As electors gather in state capitols across the country, here is a rundown of what comes next.
Who are the electors?
In short, the electors are people chosen by their state political parties to cast votes for president and vice president. Electors can be state party leaders or elected officials; sometimes they are individuals with a personal connection to a presidential candidate. Bill Clinton, for instance, is a New York elector this year.
The number of electors each state has is equal to its number of representatives and senators in Congress — 538 in total, with those extra three electors coming from the District of Columbia.
What happens on Monday?
Electors will meet in their respective states, typically at the Capitol, where they will cast two votes: one for president and one for vice president.
They will then prepare what is called a “certificate of vote” with the results, which is then mailed or delivered via courier to the National Archives, where it becomes part of the nation’s official records, and to Congress.

Do electors have to vote according to popular vote results in their states?
Not necessarily. At least one elector has said he will buck his party and not vote for Mr. Trump. Nothing in the Constitution, nor in federal law, binds electors to vote a particular way. There are some state laws that bind them to vote according to the popular vote outcome in that state; others are bound by more informal pledges to their party.
Under some state laws, so-called “faithless electors” who vote against their party may be fined or even disqualified and replaced. No elector has been prosecuted for doing so, but then again, almost every elector has voted with their party’s results in the past. The Supreme Court has not weighed in on whether pledges and the related penalties are constitutional.
Who counts the electoral votes?
On Friday, Jan. 6, at 1 p.m., members of the House and Senate will meet in the House chamber to count those votes. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., as the departing president of the Senate, is expected to preside over the count, during which every state’s vote is opened and announced in alphabetical order.
Mr. Biden will then declare the winner based on who has the majority of votes — at least 270. (That has led, three times, to an awkward moment when the sitting vice president has announced his own defeat, according to the House historian’s office. That happened most recently in 2001, to Al Gore.)
And that’s it?
Not quite. At that point, Mr. Biden will ask if there are any objections, and lawmakers can then challenge either individual electoral votes or state results as a whole. If an elector has chosen to vote against state results, that is the moment when lawmakers can petition to throw that vote out.
Objections must be in writing and signed by at least one member of the House and one member of the Senate. If there are any objections, the House and Senate then immediately split up to consider them and have just two hours to decide whether they support the objection or not.
Both chambers will then reconvene and share their decisions; if both the House and Senate agree with the objection, then they will throw out the votes in question. But Congress has never sustained an objection to an electoral vote.
After any and all objections have been resolved, the results are considered final. The next step is to swear in the winner on Jan. 20.
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An Arizona women gets the death penalty

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