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MOA Tonight

We listen to music and talk to people. Watch on cable channel 11 in the Boise area or on-line at . Watch previous shows here , and check out the backgrounds here . Join us at MOA's Facebook page  for discussion throughout the week. :) Also tonight, see 'Self Portrait' (in progress) by Jason Kiefer . Band info at Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Is Georgia's Anti-Obesity Campaign a Form of Bullying? - Weight Loss Center - Everyday Health

FRIDAY, Jan. 6, 2012 — The Georgia anti-childhood obesity campaign featuring overweight children has been called shocking and sparked heated debate across the country. Now it has attracted the attention of the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA), who has equated the advertisements to bullying. “Every day we hear about the terrible rise in bullying within our schools, yet this ad campaign could actually promote and give permission to such behaviors among kids,” Lynn Grefe, president and CEO of NEDA, said in a press release. “Sadly, these ads will be successful in shaming children with weight problems and their parents, but will do nothing to promote and educate about wellness and emotional well-being. Shame on [...] Full article at Well, if these ads get pulled, then the meth ads will have to be pulled or we're condoning bullying of addicts. People familiar with meth and it's effects tell me that those ads are the truth of what happ

12 Must-See Skywatching Events in 2012 | 2012 Skywatching Events Guide & 2012 Venus Transit | Amateur Astronomy

Venus Transit CREDIT: This story was updated on Jan. 2. As the year 2011 comes to a close, some might wonder what is looming sky-wise for 2012? What celestial events might we look forward to seeing?  I've selected what I consider to be the top 12 "skylights" for this coming year, and list them here in chronological order. Not all these events will be visible from any one locality … for the eclipses, for instance, you'll probably have to do some traveling … but many can be observed from the comfort of your backyard. Hopefully your local weather will cooperate on most, if not all, of these dates. Clear skies! [...] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This story was updated to include the correct date of the next Venus transit of the sun, which occurs in 2117. Joe Rao serves as an instructor and guest lecturer at New York's Hayden Planetarium. He writes about astronomy for The New York Times and other publications, and he is also an on-camera met

NASA Spacecraft Captures Sun's Year-End Outburst on Video | The Sun & Space Weather | Solar Flares & Coronal Mass Ejections

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft captured this shot during a period of intense solar storm activity from Dec. 29-30, 2011. CREDIT: NASA/SDO View full size image The sun closed out 2011 with a flurry of activity, and a keen-eyed NASA spacecraft captured the dramatic outburst on video. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) watched as our star erupted in dozens of storms during a 36-hour period on Dec. 29 and Dec. 30. The probe's stunning video, taken in extreme ultraviolet light, shows spouts of plasma and intense flashes of radiation blasting from the solar surface. "Magnetic forces were violently pulling against each other, creating the frenetic [...] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ You can follow senior writer Mike Wall on Twitter: @michaeldwall . Follow for the latest in space science and exploration news on Twitter @Spacedotcom and on Facebook . Full article (and video) at   Poste