America Cares When Dogs Die – Humans, Not So Much
May26

America Cares When Dogs Die – Humans, Not So Much

It used to be easy to recognize the bad guy in books and movies, because he was very, very bad. “That was the end of Grogan,” declares romance writer Joan Wilder in the opening of the 1984 comedy-adventure, Romancing the Stone, “the man who killed my father, raped and murdered my sister, burned my ranch,...

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Biography breathes life into the career of Three Stooges’ mentor Ted Healy (Guest Voice)
May26

Biography breathes life into the career of Three Stooges’ mentor Ted Healy (Guest Voice)

Biography breathes life into the career of Three Stooges’ mentor Ted Healy by Doug Gibson I recently purchased “Nobody’s Stooge: Ted Healy,” by Bill Cassara (Bear Manor Media) here (and be advised it’s much more inexpensive via Kindle), It’s an entertaining fact-filled account of the life of a man who was a major star in 1920s vaudeville, the creator of The Three Stooges and later doing well as a...

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Feckless and Timid? Or Shrewd and Skillful? Obama’s Foreign Policy Assessed (Guest Voice)
May26

Feckless and Timid? Or Shrewd and Skillful? Obama’s Foreign Policy Assessed (Guest Voice)

By the standards he has set out for himself, President Barack Obama’s foreign policy has fallen considerably short of expectations and aspirations. By the standards of his critics, of course, the performance has been even worse—with the American commander-in-chief now accused of fecklessness and irresoluteness as global crises multiply on his watch. Even two of his… graphicgeoff /...

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Canadian Soldier Speaks Honor to All Veterans [Guest Voice]
May25

Canadian Soldier Speaks Honor to All Veterans [Guest Voice]

From Dr. E.: Canada has often been called the shoulders of the United States, meaning the two nations have an interest in each others’ safety and freedoms. Canada follows British law, as a Federal parliamentary constututioonal monarchy, with Elizabeth II being the current monarch. Here is a greeting to honor all veterans– written by decorated Canadian Military Police Officer veteran, Ronald Pierre, who served 1 Canadian...

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British comedian takes on jihadis
May25

British comedian takes on jihadis

Humza Arshad, a practising Muslim, helps to prevent students from joining the Islamic State London – Humza Arshad pokes fun at Pakistani accents and emotional soccer fans. He jokes about his weight, his voice and his own mother. But mostly, he laughs at jihadis. “Have you noticed how in those terrorist videos they’re always sitting...

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The Shape of Your Beer Glass Is Making You Drunk
May25

The Shape of Your Beer Glass Is Making You Drunk

Your drinking glass can trick you into consuming alcohol much more quickly than you intended. That’s because, according to new work by researchers at the University of Bristol in England, people tend to make volume judgments based on the height or shape of a container—and they are often pretty far from the mark. When the glass… graphic via...

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Why Iraq is America’s new Vietnam (Guest Voice)
May25

Why Iraq is America’s new Vietnam (Guest Voice)

“If you break it, you own it,” warned U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell to President George W. Bush just before the 2003 American invasion of Iraq. Powell knew that the president had no clue what unpredictable forces he was about to unleash. Bush now knows. We all do. As we witness the inexorable, slow-motion...

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Please think this Memorial Day about its real meaning (Guest Voice)
May24

Please think this Memorial Day about its real meaning (Guest Voice)

Please think this Memorial Day about its real meaning By Rabbi Ben Kamin BATH, Maine –Turns out we may have sacrificed hundreds of American lives just to have ISIS swallow up Baghdad. I’m not buying anything today but the fact that it’s about souls, not sales. Walking the streets of this definitive Maine village, with its decorous frame houses, classic churches, sweet bed-and-breakfasts, and rare book stores, I detect a sad stillness...

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19 Movies Coming To Theaters This Summer
May24

19 Movies Coming To Theaters This Summer

No flip-flops and sunscreen needed for these trips. Summer 2015 is gearing up to be the biggest yet with these theatrical release dates. You opt to take a “Vacation” to “Jurassic World.” You can join the “Minions” for some evil fun or become a “Spy” for the good guys. Viewers can go big with “Magic...

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Sipping On Chamomile Tea Helps Women Live Better, Longer
May23

Sipping On Chamomile Tea Helps Women Live Better, Longer

In the search for the fountain of youth, our culture has become obsessed with anti-aging supplements and fad diets touted for boosting longevity. However, the secret to a long and healthy life has been around for thousands of years in an herbal brew. According a recent study published in the journal The Gerontologist, drinking chamomile...

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Kung fu superstar Chan launches film and television academy
May23

Kung fu superstar Chan launches film and television academy

Action star Jackie Chan (center), actress Xu Fan (left) and actor Zhang Guoli attend the launch of the Jackie Chan Film and Television Academy in Wuhan, Hubei province on May 20. [Photo/Chinanews.com] China’s kung fu superstar Jackie Chan has the new title of dean after launching his first school, the Jackie Chan Film and Television...

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How David Letterman Taught the World to Sing
May22

How David Letterman Taught the World to Sing

I have watched Wednesday night’s Late Show With David Letterman finale three times already, and I am still not sure if Dave went on to create that iconic Coca-Cola ad campaign or not… Letterman ended his 33-year run in late-night television in much the same manner in which he began it: with wit, self-deprecation, absurdity,...

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Scientist: Aliens will be bear-sized
May22

Scientist: Aliens will be bear-sized

Shayne Jacopian for redOrbit.com – @ShayneJacopian In a universe with countless planets, there’s a good chance that some of them can, and do, support life. Scientists aren’t sure what any of these aliens will look like, but a Univerity of Barcelona scientist makes a statistical argument that most will weigh about 700 pounds. That means...

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ISIS Now Controls Half Of Syria
May21

ISIS Now Controls Half Of Syria

The Islamic State group holds power over half of Syrian territory after its seizure of the ancient city of Palmyra, according to a monitor. The U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights warned that ISIS had consolidated its control over the city on Wednesday by capturing its airfield and prison. “There are no forces to stop...

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How To Best Cope With Death, According To Science
May21

How To Best Cope With Death, According To Science

It’s a natural part of life, yet death can still often leave us feeling confused, shocked, and deeply saddened. We all go through it at some point or another, and everyone handles grief differently — some falling into depression, and others remaining buoyant — but it is possible to get past it, according to research....

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Gov. Christie loses his marbles on national TV  (Guest Editorial)
May20

Gov. Christie loses his marbles on national TV (Guest Editorial)

For months, we have wondered how Gov. Chris Christie thinks he can win the presidency when New Jersey is in such rotten shape after his six years in office. Now we may have our answer: The man has lost touch with reality. In a national TV interview Monday, Christie was asked to explain why 65...

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Top 10 Letterman Top 10 lists
May20

Top 10 Letterman Top 10 lists

To commemorate David Letterman’s last night as Late Show host, we’ve gathered a Top 10 of Letterman Top 10s: The Top 10 people who worked for Letterman 10. Johnny Carson Long-time friends, Carson was known to help Letterman with material from time to time after his official retirement – mostly because Carson, too, thought Letterman...

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Court Ruling on Immigration Could Rock Obama, 2016 Race
May20

Court Ruling on Immigration Could Rock Obama, 2016 Race

Thanks to a little-watched court case in California, the Obama administration’s immigration policy faces a shake-up next week—and the court’s ruling could reverberate in the 2016 presidential campaign. At issue is whether it’s legal to essentially lock up women and children who’ve crossed the border illegally, part of the administration’s response to last summer’s unaccompanied-minors...

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Male Suicide And The Deadly Y Chromosome
May19

Male Suicide And The Deadly Y Chromosome

Each year suicide claims around 800,000 lives. This cause of death knows no geographic boundaries and makes no distinction between race, age, or social class. There is, however, one salient similarity among global suicide trends that researchers can’t help but notice: Men commit suicide more than women. The reason why is unclear, although there seem...

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Desperate Chinese are turning to mass suicide to get their government’s attention
May19

Desperate Chinese are turning to mass suicide to get their government’s attention

BEIJING, China — The location was chosen for maximum impact: a downtown boulevard, famous for Beijing’s swankiest shops and its plushest hotels. Studded with these symbols of Western capitalist chic, Wangfujing Shopping Street could hardly be further from the more desperate concerns of rural China. It was here that a group of about 30 men...

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