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Thursday, July 13, 2017

And in Toronto: Carp swimming in the streets...

Here in Toronto we have these beautiful islands; there are beaches and parks and marinas, and of course people live there as well. But it has been a wet summer, and things are getting kinda soggy... Now, our Americans may not know it, but Canadians certainly do: All of Canada outside the GTA hates... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

And in the U.S. Army: Male Pregnancies…

Army's transgender policy includes guidelines on male pregnancies The Army has begun mandatory transgender sensitivity training for soldiers. The training covers everything from “transfemale” soldiers to transgender shower etiquette to dealing with a male soldier who becomes pregnant. Yes, good... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Not just a waste of time…

It’ll even make you sick! Facebook use associated with decreased health and happiness, study finds You may be more connected to the world than ever, but when it comes to feeling closer, it's a different story. As per a new study from the University of California, San Diego, and Yale University,... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

And in Hollywood...Love conquers all - almost...

'Send Josh Fox to Hug ISIS': Hollywood Filmmaker Challenged to Back Up His Words After Hollywood filmmaker Josh Fox said that we should fight ISIS with "love," he's being challenged to back up his words. "Atrocity. Murder. Abomination. When will we learn that only love stops hate, and bombings only... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, July 1, 2016

And in Billings: The woman? No, the horse!

Court rejects drunken horse ride case BILLINGS — Police officers did not illegally arrest a woman for drunken driving hours after they let her go for riding a horse while intoxicated on a Billings street, the Montana Supreme Court said in dismissing the woman’s case. Two Billings police officers... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

And at Dulles International Airport: All secure…

“An airport security guard allegedly carried out war crimes against the Isaaq clan during the Somalian civil war. Yusuf Abdi Ali is a security guard at Dulles International Airport in Virginia – and previously was a Barre regime military commander, CNN reported. A producer from the TV channel asked... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, May 6, 2016

And at UC Berkeley: Robotic Cockroaches taking over…

Mankind Doesn't Stand a Chance Now That Robotic Cockroaches Have Started Cooperating The scourge of puppies, babies, and robotic vacuums is no longer a problem for robotic cockroaches. Researchers at UC Berkeley have taught this pair of VelociRoACHes to cooperate and help each other tackle stairs... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

And in Houston: French teacher doesn't speak French

When Nathanial White was asked whether his French teacher actually spoke French, he replied, yes – but with a caveat. “’Bonjour,’ but everybody knows that,” White told KHOU Albert Moyer, a French teacher at Houston Independent School District’s Energy Institute High School, is under fire for not... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

And in Kentucky: The moonshine effect…

Among the statutes of the state of Kentucky appears the following: "No female shall appear in a bathing suit on any highway within this state unless she be escorted by at least two officers or unless she be armed with a club." The law was later amended with: "The provisions of this statute shall not... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

And in Florida: The Devil is in the details…

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fl. — When Dr. Farrohk [sic] Sekaleshfar took the podium Monday night at the Husseini Islamic Center in Sanford to give a talk on women’s issues, attendees said his talk was well-received. The discussion he was slated to have at the Center Tuesday, though, caused a stir in the city,... Sign in to see full entry.

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