Drink a Cup to Innocence
Dec31

Drink a Cup to Innocence

New Year's Eve 2014 – 2015 saw no news to share… briefly. None that I cared to share that is. The video that follows at the bottom is the exception… Find an old friend or imagine one to be there to say goodbye to 2014 and hello to 2015. You have made memories in 2014 and relived memories from the years that have passed. A hand held, a smile given and returned, young and old alike. People came into your life, people...

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Baby It’s Cold Outside
Dec30

Baby It’s Cold Outside

Long before there were named winter storms… too cold this day in history, December 30, 1917… the “Great World War I Cold Wave” hit the northeastern part of the United States and points south. Numerous cold temperature records were set around New England. Seriously frigid temperatures… But the extent of the cold reached far beyond the New England states, affecting even the Gulf Sates. Central Park in New...

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RIP Internet Explorer?
Dec30

RIP Internet Explorer?

  Do we owe Microsoft's Internet Explorer a grand sendoff? Whether it's dead, dying, or to be sent out to pasture, we have been told its days are numbered. Internet Explorer (IE) was set to turn 20 in 2015. And in a way it still will. However, Microsoft has announced a new browser, code named “Spartan” – it will not be any type or any version of “Internet Explorer”. Chrome and Firefox are apparently...

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Still Breastfeeding 6 YEARS Later
Dec29

Still Breastfeeding 6 YEARS Later

  Nurse the baby, nurse the child… Literally. That's not a typo... initially intending to breastfeed her daughter for 6 months to a year, Denise Sumter is still providing mother's milk after 6-1/2 years, on demand, sometimes a few times a day. Despite some “raised eyebrows”, it's her child's decision when to wean. It's seems likely that her 18-month-old brother will follow along too. Breastfeeding at that age is...

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Humpty Dumpty 0, Teddy Bear 1
Dec28

Humpty Dumpty 0, Teddy Bear 1

When Humpty Dumpty fell, it was all over. When “Whitey” became the project of Jessica Crawford's fiancé, to find her the perfect Christmas gift, her childhood teddy bear did something Humpty Dumpty could not. Yes, as the photo confirms, Whitey is a white teddy bear. What you haven't been told yet however, is that putting Whitey back together was no easy task as we gathered from NewsLinQ. In terrible shape, the beloved toy...

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Drug Testing of Welfare Recipients to Begin
Dec27

Drug Testing of Welfare Recipients to Begin

  Legislation was passed December 26, 2014 that requires adult welfare recipients to face drug-testing. A one-year pilot program will begin in three counties in the State of Michigan and will apply to welfare participants suspected of drug use. Deemed an accountability program and considered a step in the right direction towards welfare reform, there has been some backlash already, as the Conservative Tribune reported in their...

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American’s Most Precious Attachment
Dec26

American’s Most Precious Attachment

I've been backed into a corner here. Let me say that, personally, I do not agree with the viewpoint of the author at Common Dreams, Tom Hastings, as stated in his article “Shoot Down the Stupid Second Amendment“. However, he makes some valid points, so today's chosen news brief is categorized both “the good” and “the bad“. You'll understand as we continue… …it's long past time to end...

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Facebook Has Changed You
Dec25

Facebook Has Changed You

  Facebook was born just 10 years ago. Since then, there has been plenty of controversy about using Facebook. Still we use it, for many reasons. Here is a list of 10 discoveries that research into it found Facebook has influenced our life socially. It's not all for the better either, as our sourced article from the DailyGood details. Facebook might increase dissatisfaction with your life. But being more giving on Facebook can...

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Christmas Eve Eggnog Riot
Dec24

Christmas Eve Eggnog Riot

Christmas Eve December 24, 1826: West Point cadet behavior leads to the largest mass expulsion in West Point history. Future president of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis was involved, joining a group of his friends to throw a “rager” in spite of the school’s superintendent's order that no alcohol was allowed on campus “on pain of arrest and expulsion”. Outside the area of West Point, taverns were made illegal...

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Chow Chows Disguised as Pandas
Dec23

Chow Chows Disguised as Pandas

  Perhaps I need a “weird news/odd news” category as this would certainly fit the bill. Even the video link proves both. Look, a Chow-Chow is a dog, and a Panda is a bear, or so we've always been told. However, a circus owner wants everyone, especially kids. to think what he alone has… are half dog and half Panda – a hybrid. But what they are, are 100% groomed and dyed chow-chows made to resemble Pandas....

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