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2014-03-05 12:26:29

Commission Calls on the Obama Administration to Let the FDA Act and Ban Menthol Flavoring in Cigarettes WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Citizens' Commission to Protect the Truth, a group of all living former U.S. Secretaries of Health, Education, and Welfare; U.S. Secretaries of Health and Human Services; U.S. Surgeons General; and Directors of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from every administration, Republican and Democrat, since that of...

2013-11-17 23:03:02

Narconon Arrowhead drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Oklahoma is providing voluntary Bible study class for its program participants. (PRWEB) November 17, 2013 Narconon Arrowhead, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation treatment facility in Oklahoma, is again providing a voluntary Bible study class for its program participants. The increasingly popular group meets from six to nine p.m. three times weekly and is run by a local pastor. Many Narconon program participants are experiencing...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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