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A retired guy sits around the house all day, so one day his wife says,“Ed, you could do something useful, like vacuum the house once a week.”
–Ed gives it a moment’s thought and says: “Sure! Why not. Where’s the vacuum?” Half an hour later, Ed comes into the kitchen to get some coffee.
–His wife says, “I didn’t hear the vacuum running: I thought you were going to do the vacuuming?” Exasperated, Ed answers, “The stupid thing is broken: it won’t start. We need to buy a new one.”
–Really?” she says, “show me — it worked fine the last time.” So he shows her.

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The Big Picture

The 12-stage Dakar Rally is traveling through Paraguay, Bolivia, and Argentina via motorcycle, quad bike, car, or truck over extreme terrain. Competitors and support crews come from around the world to challenge their mechanical, driving, and orienteering skills. The race wraps up tomorrow in Buenos Aires, Argentina after covering the more than 5,450-miles.– By Lloyd Young (33 photos total)

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The Curse of Econ 101

When it comes to basic policy questions such as the minimum wage, introductory economics can be more misleading than it is helpful.

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The Preposterous Success Story of America’s Pillow King

This is quite an unconventional success story.

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Francesco Cocco | Prostitution

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Watch the Best Short Films | Short of the Week [free]

Watch the most innovative stories—Documentary, Comedy, Sci-fi, Horror, Experimental, Animation, Inspiration, Student films, Award winners & more short films

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Ringling Bros circus to close ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ after 146 years

The US circus that coined a world-famous slogan and upset animal activists is to close after 146 years.

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What was the source of Krazy Kat’s comic genius?

Michael Tisserand’s new biography examines George Herriman’s subversive humor.

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Emmet Miller: a legend, about whom, almost nothing known & a major influence on later star performers

Emmett Miller (February 2, 1900 – March 29, 1962) was an American minstrel show performer and recording artist known for his falsetto, yodel-like voice. Little remembered today, Miller was a major influence on many country music singers, including Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers, Bob Wills, Milton Brown, Tommy Duncan, and Merle Haggard.[1] His music is a link between old-time Southern music, minstrelsy, jazz, and Western swing.READ

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China turns to robots as workers age


Flat, orange robots glide under stationary cars and ferry them to empty Chinese parking bays, using space more efficiently and, their creators say, reducing driver stress.

It is one of a number of elegant — and expensive — mechanical solutions China is turning to as it faces an ageing population, which, even in the world’s most populous country, is making workers harder to come by.

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aircraft mishap


B-47B/F-86L Aircraft Mishap Report, 5 February 1958
Background

The Tybee Island B-47 crash was an incident on February 5, 1958, in which the United States Air Force lost a 7,600-pound (3,400 kg) Mark 15 nuclear bomb in the waters off Tybee Island near Savannah, Georgia, United States.

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Vietnam veteran, Eddie Robinson, in a wheelchair, watching the Chattanooga Armed Forces Day parade with his child. This photograph won a Pulitzer Prize in 1977. Chattanooga, Tennessee. May 15, 1976. Photo by Robin Hood

The Information Doppelgänger in Psychological Warfare

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addiction and abdication

The past two administrations have become addicted to the use of military power, and the U.S. Congress has abdicated its constitutional obligation to serve as a check on the Executive. The last time the Congress undertook meaningful debate on the deployment of troops was in 2007 when President Bush sought to surge 20,000 troops to Iraq. Since that time, there has been only minor debate on security issues and virtually no discussion regarding deployments of U.S. troops. Even debate on the 2009 surge of 30,000 troops to Afghanistan was limited to hearings in a few committees.

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Taliban terrorists buying American weapons from Afghan soldiers

Terrorist militants affiliated with the Taliban in Afghanistan have been purchasing U.S.-supplied weapons and ammunition from Afghan army and police forces, which receive their funding from American taxpayers, according to a new government report.

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir – Filmed Painting at Home (1919)

These brothers built a mine-sweeping drone

To clear land mines without casualties

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Why are the ‘Panama Papers’ a big deal?

By now you’ve probably heard of the “Panama Papers,” the name bestowed on a massive database leaked from a law firm based in Panama. The leaked

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Christopher Steele.PDF – Steele-Trump.pdf

Wall Street Journal, 11 January 2017 Christopher Steele, Ex -British Intelligence Officer, Said to Have Prepared Dossier on Trump Former spy is director of London-based Orbis Intelligence Ltd. By Bradley Hope, Michael Rothfeld and Alan Cullison Updated Jan. 11, 2017 4:20 p.m. ET A former British intelligence officer who is now a director of a private security – and- investigations firm has been identified as the author of the dossier of unverified allegations about President -elect Donald

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What You May Not Understand About Meditation

THE BLOGWhat You May Not Understand About Meditation01/09/2017 09:52 am ET[PrivacyBadger has replaced this FacebookLike button.]Dorian Burden Teacher, writer, blogger, meditatorMeditation has been touted recently as the solution for everything from ADHD to PTSD. It’s being introduced in schools, workplaces, and hospitals. A meditation instructor of mine calls this growing popularity “McMindfulness.” The research does seem compelling as scientists the world over try to understand the neuroscience and physiology behind the success of mindfulness meditation. So far results have shown meditation can help us reduce stress and emotional reactivity.

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How to Bring Down Drug Prices Post-Election – Scientific American

Reforms have been proposed at the federal and state level

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GOODSTUFFs CYBER WORLD: GOODSTUFFs BLOGGING MAGAZINE (276th Issue)

Tempest Storm’s storage devises are hosting this massive meta blog post by inserting navigating parallel dimensions software into GOODSTUFFs Time Machine™

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