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Excited cat obsessed with sheep. Video.

USAToday had this cute cat and sheep video. Click on post title if video isn’t appearing. Enjoy. 0

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The 1 Percent Solution

The US economy is rolling along at present because interest rates are so low. The Federal Reserve slashed the target range for the federal funds rate to 1.5-1.75 percent during its October meeting, the third rate cut so far this year, amid muted inflation pressures and concerns about the economic outlook. But at the same […]

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Florida dog drives circles around neighborhood. Video.

Residents of a Florida neighborhood said a car that drove in circles in reverse for about an hour only had a single occupant — a dog. Police said the driver of the car in Port St. Lucie had gotten out and left the vehicle running, and the dog then apparently knocked the vehicle into reverse. […]

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Best Man Speech

Reece Wane recently found a best man speech inside the pages of a book he bought about the Teutonic Knights. Reece describes the speech as “hilarious”. He said: “It’s so generic and he’s used so many classic British humour jokes. 0

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Worker who raised alarm before deadly New Orleans hotel collapse to be deported

A construction worker who attempted to warn managers about building dangers and was seriously injured in last month’s deadly Hard Rock Hotel collapse in New Orleans, will be deported on Monday, his lawyers said this week. Delmer Joel Ramírez Palma, a Honduran citizen, was working inside the 18-storey building when it dramatically crumbled on to […]

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Keep on quacking in the free world

The ducks on a small French smallholding may carry on quacking, a French court ruled on Tuesday, rejecting a neighbor’s complaint that the birds’ racket was making their life a misery. The court in the town of Dax ruled that the noise from the flock of around 60 ducks and geese kept by retired farmer […]

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Objective Reality Doesn’t Exist, Quantum Experiment Shows

Alternative facts are spreading like a virus across society. Now, it seems they have even infected science — at least the quantum realm. This may seem counter intuitive. The scientific method is after all founded on the reliable notions of observation, measurement and repeatability. A fact, as established by a measurement, should be objective, such […]

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Poorly educated voters hold the keys to the White House

A new paper suggests that voters without degrees are uniquely placed to pick the next president. It was in the 1970s that American politics began to polarize around voters’ levels of educational attainment. The Republican Party, until then a party of tweedy north-easterners, began recruiting less-educated southern whites, alienated by the civil-rights movement. Over time, […]

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The American Dream Is Killing Us

Two or three years ago I read a wonderful article about the American dream killing us. It is something worth reading so I’m sharing the link to the article with you. I hope you enjoy the article as much as I did. Here is the link. 0

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To Understand Facebook, Study Capgras Syndrome

We start with the case of a woman who experienced unbearable tragedy. In 1899, this Parisian bride, Madame M., had her first child. Shockingly, the child was abducted and substituted with a different infant, who soon died. She then had twin girls. One grew into healthy adulthood, while the other, again, was abducted, once more […]

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Rob the unappealing albatross finally finds a mate

He appeared doomed to be forever unlucky in love. But in an apparent reversal of fortunes, a royal albatross named Rob has delighted New Zealand conservation workers by settling down with a new mate after 10 years on his own. Rob, 35 and named after the red, orange and blue bands around his leg, is […]

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Boeing Shaped a Law to Its Liking. Weeks Later, a 737 Max Crashed.

With a few short paragraphs tucked into 463 pages of legislation last year, Boeing scored one of its biggest lobbying wins: a law that undercuts the government’s role in approving the design of new airplanes. For years, the government had been handing over more responsibility to manufacturers as a way to reduce bureaucracy. But those […]

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TVs sold by Amazon and Best Buy ‘contain chemicals banned in Europe’

Popular brands of televisions sold by Amazon and Best Buy in the US contain potentially hazardous flame retardants linked to health problems including cancers and learning difficulties, according to a new report. Six Toshiba and Insignia brand TVs, made in partnership with Amazon and Best Buy respectively, sampled by public health campaign groups contained organohalogens, […]

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Freewheeling Trump Ambassador Undermines U.S. Diplomats

This year, the ambassador, David B. Cornstein, spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on a blowout gala for 800 guests. He flew in the singer Paul Anka from California. The guest of honor was Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary, who has curtailed the very freedoms the event was meant to highlight. For many in […]

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UK to use £1bn meant for green energy to support fracking in Argentina

The UK is planning to invest in Argentina’s controversial oil shale industry using a £1bn export finance deal intended to support green energy, according to government documents seen by the Guardian. UK Export Finance, the government’s foreign credit agency, promised in 2017 to offer loans totalling £1bn to help UK companies export their expertise in […]

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Traffic lights worldwide set to change after Swedish engineer saw red over getting a ticket

Great story of determination and science to overcome poorly time traffic lights and set a new standard around the world. Have you ever been charged with running a red light when you knew you were innocent? It’s pretty crappy isn’t it. Well that’s all about to change. A Swedish engineer’s umbrage at a traffic ticket […]

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Florida busts 2 Fort Myers men in turtle trafficking ring

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced the arrest of two Fort Myers men suspected of involvement in a turtle trafficking ring. The FWC announced the arrests of Michael Boesenberg, 39, and Michael Clemons, 23, in a news conference Friday. Boesenberg allegedly directed turtle trappers to collect the animals “in large numbers,” the FWC […]

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Trump’s 1,001st day of his tenure

After 1,000 days in office, Mr. Trump has redefined what it means to be presidential. On the 1,001st day of his tenure, which was Thursday, all pretense of normalcy went out the window. It was a day when he boasted of saving “millions of lives” by temporarily stopping a Middle East war that he effectively […]

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New blog: 2MuchCrap.com

There is so much crap on the Internet I decided to start a blog titled 2muchcrap. It’s about digital crap in this digital world. I’ve posted about “Meat the Family: a new reality TV show which challenges carnivores to eat their ‘pets’”. Also a post on “Jennifer Aniston’s Instagram debut” and more crap from Trump […]

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2 Giuliani Associates Tied to Ukraine Scandal Arrested on Campaign Finance Charges

The two men, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, believed to be important witnesses in the House’s impeachment inquiry of Mr. Trump, were arrested on campaign finance charges. The arrests and charges were first reported by The Wall Street Journal. Two other men, David Correia and Andrey Kukushkin, were also indicted. Mr. Parnas and Mr. Fruman […]