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.
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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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. His music is a link between old-time Southern music, minstrelsy, jazz, and Western swing.READ
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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.
B-47B/F-86L Aircraft Mishap Report, 5 February 1958
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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.