Once Our Human Ancestors Stopped Living In Trees, They Got Drunk
Dec02

Once Our Human Ancestors Stopped Living In Trees, They Got Drunk

We didn’t start living on the forest floor because of the alcohol, but it didn’t hurt. A new study suggests the previous estimates that stated human ancestors began consuming alcohol 9,000 years ago is a few orders of magnitude off. The real timeline, researchers claim, traces back as far as 10 million years. The science...

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Police group wants Rams players disciplined for “hands-up” gesture; NFL says they won’t be punished
Dec02

Police group wants Rams players disciplined for “hands-up” gesture; NFL says they won’t be punished

Five St. Louis Rams players took the field for Sunday’s game against the Raiders in St. Louis with their hands raised. It was to show their support for protesters in Ferguson, Mo., and around the country who are angered that former police officer Darren Wilson was not indicted by a grand jury for the killing...

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15 new films you’ll want to see this December
Dec01

15 new films you’ll want to see this December

Nazis! Ghouls! Orcs! Kim Jong-un! Creepy hunters with sexist leers! What would the holiday movie season be without them? It’s the rush to the finish line, and the start of serious campaigning for awards season kudos, as 15-odd titles make their way to movie screens — and more than 15-odd if you happen to live in… graphic via...

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Romney, again? Absolutely, say lots of GOP voters
Nov30

Romney, again? Absolutely, say lots of GOP voters

WASHINGTON — Republican voters sure like nostalgia in their presidential candidates. A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday found Republicans “want 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney back in the game.” They put him atop the leader board among possible 2016 Republican presidential candidates, as nearly 1 in 5 mentioned him as their top choice. Next was another… American Spirit /...

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Broadway Records to Release the Original Soundtrack of NBC’s Peter Pan LIVE!
Nov29

Broadway Records to Release the Original Soundtrack of NBC’s Peter Pan LIVE!

NEW YORK, Nov. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Preparing to sprinkle fairy dust across America, NBC presents ” Peter Pan Live!” a bold new television production of the iconic Broadway musical on December 4th. The Original Soundtrack of the NBC Television Event will be released by Broadway Records™ and is now available for pre-order on the Broadway… TMV Editor’s NOTE: Amazon is now taking orders from the new TV...

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‘Jurassic World’ Skips Science
Nov29

‘Jurassic World’ Skips Science

Universal Studios just released the first trailer for Jurassic World, the latest film in the blockbuster Jurassic Park series. The reboot will be released June 12 next year and will star Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas-Howard. The film builds on the success of the dinosaur-busting trilogy Jurassic Park (1993), The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)...

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Cartoon: Bill Cosby’s fading laughter
Nov29

Cartoon: Bill Cosby’s fading laughter

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Do-Nothing’ Plan for Republicans
Nov29

Do-Nothing’ Plan for Republicans

A ‘Do-Nothing’ Plan for Republicans Making Sense by Michael Reagan The fight over immigration reform was wiped off our TV screens by the fires and tear gas clouds in Ferguson Monday night. CNN and the other networks will milk the grand jury’s decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown for as long as there’s a single ratings point to be gained. But by Tuesday afternoon...

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Cosby and Ghomeshi scandals open floodgates
Nov28

Cosby and Ghomeshi scandals open floodgates

The “clinking” of Bill Cosby’s belt buckle as he allegedly attempted a rape, the sound of a slap across a woman’s face after Jian Ghomeshi turned his stuffed toy “Big Ears Teddy” around. It’s the details that linger and horrify. In the headline-grabbing cases of famed American comic Bill Cosby and former CBC radio host Jian… graphic via...

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Arrogant? Here’s how to become humble (Guest Voice)
Nov28

Arrogant? Here’s how to become humble (Guest Voice)

Arrogant? Here’s how to become humble By Michael R. Mantell, Ph.D. SAN DIEGO– Of course, those who really need this article probably won’t read it. That’s the way arrogance works. It makes you feel that you are better than the next person, that you certainly don’t need to change, and besides, no one is really smart enough to teach you anything. In fact, among the “superstars of haughtiness”, this character trait leaves you feeling...

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Stuff to be Thankful For
Nov27

Stuff to be Thankful For

Stuff to be Thankful For Raging Moderate by Will Durst You got to love Thanksgiving. You do. It’s the law. And be honest; doesn’t a little tryptophan poisoning amongst family and friends sound pretty comforting right about now? What with Ebola infested ISIS members slithering across the border carrying photos of Bill Cosby ogling Kim Kardashian’s butt? Besides, this holiday isn’t about greasing the wheels of...

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Jurassic World trailer shows us life inside the new theme park, hints at hybrid dino experiment gone awry
Nov26

Jurassic World trailer shows us life inside the new theme park, hints at hybrid dino experiment gone awry

Everything Mesozoic is new again: Jurassic World, the hotly anticipated fourth instalment in the dinosaur-theme-park thriller franchise, has its first official trailer. Due for release on June 12, 2015, the Steven Spielberg-produced film, which has taken a circuitous route to the big screen, is the long-awaited follow-up to 2001′s Jurassic Park III. The film had...

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Hagel: Foreign Policy Failure Symptom
Nov26

Hagel: Foreign Policy Failure Symptom

The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Tuesday, Nov. 25: ——— Recent events have not cast a flattering light on President Barack Obama’s approach to military and security matters. The rise of the Islamic State has forced him to reverse his withdrawal from Iraq. Vladimir Putin has seized Crimea from neighboring Ukraine and...

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Thanksgiving 2034: Your Sneak Peek
Nov26

Thanksgiving 2034: Your Sneak Peek

Thanksgiving 2034: Your Sneak Peek Tyrades! By Danny Tyree There is no shortage of pundits who could do a worthy job of waxing philosophical about the things we should or shouldn’t be thankful for at Thanksgiving 2014. Rather than get lost in the shuffle of those traditional analyses, I’m going to take a different approach. Employing the latest computer models, I shall extrapolate from current trends and predict the way...

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Forget Bipartisanship. Expect More Gridlock (Guest Voice)
Nov26

Forget Bipartisanship. Expect More Gridlock (Guest Voice)

All it took for Mitch McConnell to see eye-to-eye with Barack Obama was victory. After re-election in Kentucky, the presumptive Senate majority leader told reporters, “We ought to see what areas of agreement there are and see if we can make some progress for the country.” This is the same can-do note of cheery bipartisanship...

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Priorities and realities
Nov25

Priorities and realities

Hate that the White House wants to urge the protesters in #Ferguson to act peacefully but doesn’t urge the same of the police. …Corrente ___ Researchers — psychologists and social scientists, mostly — in the U.S. and United Kingdom say data indicate that, contrary to those mainstream media stereotypes, “conspiracy theorists” appear to be more sane than people who accept official versions of controversial and contested...

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Ferguson Riots: Photos Capture The Chaos
Nov25

Ferguson Riots: Photos Capture The Chaos

Ferguson is exploding. Over three months after 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed, the city is experiencing one of its most violent nights of demonstrations. Hundreds of protesters took to Ferguson’s already fragile streets late Monday, following the grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson. A car burns on the street after a… Ferguson Riots: Photos Capture The...

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Tamir Rice Shooting Sparks Toy Gun Bill
Nov24

Tamir Rice Shooting Sparks Toy Gun Bill

An Ohio legislator planned to introduce a bill Monday requiring all toy firearms to have brightly colored strips indicating they’re fake after Cleveland police fatally shot a 12-year-old boy with a BB gun this weekend. Rep. Alicia Reece, D-Cincinnati, wanted airsoft guns, air rifles and gun replicas to have fluorescent strips to “prevent future deadly...

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Bill Cosby’s Scandal-Filled Week: One Allegation After Another
Nov23

Bill Cosby’s Scandal-Filled Week: One Allegation After Another

More women have come forward this week accusing legendary comedian Bill Cosby of sexual abuse and several companies have cut ties with the actor. His attorney has dismissed the claims as “unsubstantiated or fabricated stories” and Cosby, 77, remained silent until recently. “I know people are tired of me not saying anything, but a guy...

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Obama Immigration Orders Could Drive Latino Vote
Nov23

Obama Immigration Orders Could Drive Latino Vote

WASHINGTON – Nevada welcomed President Barack Obama on Friday as he came to rally support for his executive orders on immigration. It’s no coincidence that he headed to the Silver State, where 27 percent of the state’s population is Latino and helped propel him to victory there in both presidential elections. Democrats are hoping that...

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