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"Knowledge is not eating, and we cannot expect to devour and possess what we mean. Knowledge is recognition of something absent; it is a salutation, not an embrace" -- George Santayana, philosopher.

* A tick bite can make you allergic to meat:

http://discovermagazine.com/2012/jul-aug/09-how-a-tick-bite-made-me-allergic-to-meat

* "A recent (automotive engineering) recruit got a $17,000 raise and bonus of as much as 20 percent to move from Tennessee to Michigan, he said.":

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120816/AUTO01/208160355/1148/auto01/Engineers-sought-after-Michigan

* The New York Times does a quick review of Gov. Rick Snyder's place in the Republican landscape:

 http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/19/us/politics/rick-snyder-a-gop-governor-who-eludes-labels.html?emc=eta1

* Waterspouts here, there, everywhere:

http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_c2#/video/bestoftv/2012/08/19/vo-waterspout-video-lake-michigan.stormchasingvideo-com

* Money/CNN rankings of the "best small cities" in 2012 has five Michigan communities in the top 100. Ann Arbor is No. 100. Troy, Macomb, Shelby Township and West Bloomfield are the others on the list:

http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/best-places/2012/top100/index4.html

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