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Monday, April 21, 2014

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Today in History

753 BC Traditional date of the foundation of Rome.
43 BC Marcus Antonius is defeated by Octavian near Modena, Italy.
1526 Mongol Emperor Babur annihilates the Indian Army of Ibrahim Lodi.
1649 The Maryland Toleration Act is passed, allowing all people freedom of worship.
1689 William III and Mary II are crowned joint king and queen of England, Scotland and Ireland.
1836 General Sam Houston defeats Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto. Texas wins independence from Mexico.
1862 Congress establishes the U.S. Mint.
1865 Abraham Lincoln's funeral train leaves Washington.
1898 The Spanish-American War begins.
1910 Mark Twain dies at the age of 75.
1916 Bill Carlisle, the infamous 'last train robber,' robs a train in Hanna, Wyoming.
1914 U.S. Marines occupy Vera Cruz, Mexico. They will stay six months.
1918 German fighter ace Baron von Richthofen, "The Red Baron," is shot down and killed.
1943 President Roosevelt announces that several Doolittle pilots have been executed by Japanese.
1960 Brasilia becomes the capital of Brazil.
1961 The French army revolts in Algeria.
1966 Pfc. Milton Lee Olive is awarded the Medal of Honor, posthumously, for bravery during the Vietnam War.
1975 The last South Vietnam president, Nguyen Van Thieu, resigns.
1995 Federal authorities arrest Timothy McVeigh in connection with the Oklahoma City bombing.

Non Sequitur


Can You Dance Like A Tyrannosaurus Rex?

It’s safe to say that Tyrannosaurus Rex would not have been a very good disco dancer, what with the short arms and all, but they would have excelled at the two-step and the Irish jig.
The Smithsonian Institution’s Museum Of Natural History wants to know- How did the T-Rex get its groove on?
The Natural History Museum recently added a T. Rex to their collection, so they’re asking people to submit videos showing what they think a T. Rex would look like dancing to the song “National Rex” by Ray Troll and the Ratfish Wranglers, which was created to commemorate this epic acquisition.
If you feel up to channeling your inner T. Rex simply record a 30 second video, upload it to YouTube then email the link to NMNHsocial@si.edu, and if you need more info on the contest you can visit the NMNH website here.

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Who Invented the Internet?

Asking who invented the internet is like asking who invented politics or plumbing. A complex system is the result of many innovations built upon by many different people over time. Some of the technological breakthroughs were from people working on a specific task that later became used for something completely different. The internet as we know it was developed not only by those who invented the technology, but also by those who saw extra potential in each innovation and exploited it for other uses. This video is from Kurzgesagt.

Map Of The Unites States Distorted By Population

Have you ever wondered how the US map might look if every state was given space according to its population? MyLife made a map using data from the U.S. Census Bureau population estimates to help illustrate how state lines might change if population determined size.
As one would expect, many states grew quite a bit, while others shrunk significantly. Click on 'check the numbers' for more information.

Standing on the Bow of the World's Largest Ocean Liner

The RMS Queen Mary 2 is the largest ocean liner ever built. It's operated by the Cunard Line, under which it makes regular transatlantic voyages. It's 1,132 feet long, which is twice as long as the height of the Washington Monument.
The ship has a bulbous bow designed to help water flow smoothly over the hull. Naval architects developed this concept in the 1950s. Ideally, it reduces fuel consumption by 5%. On a massive ship like the Queen Mary 2, that's a lot of fuel.
Cunard worked with photographer James Morgan to take these amazing pictures of Kevin Osprey, the captain of the ship, standing on the bulbous bow while it peeked above the surface of the water. You can view more photos in the series at Twisted Sifter.

Knife vs. Gun: What a Weapon Reveals

The close contact required with stabbings could mean more rage, experts say.

The side-effects of surviving HIV

There are side-effects to being an HIV controller — a person whose body naturally suppresses the virus without medication. They have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and more ... all linked to an over-active immune system. Now, researchers think they may have a solution that can keep those patients more healthy.

Things you probably weren't aware of ...

I want to go to Sweden

I want to go to Sweden
Municipal staff in Gothenburg will act as guinea pigs in a proposed push for six-hour workdays with full pay, with hopes that it will cut down on sick leave, boost efficiency, and ultimately save Sweden money.
“We think it’s time to give this a real shot in Sweden,” Mats Pilhem, Left Party deputy mayor of Gothenburg, told The Local.
He explained that the municipal council would use two different departments – a test group and a control group, in essence. Staff in one section will cut down to six-hour days, while their colleagues in a different section stick to the ordinary seven-hour day.  All employees will be given the same pay.

Non-Conformity & Creativity Now Listed As A Mental Illness By Psychiatrists

by Arjun Walia 
conformIt’s no secret that when society, as a whole starts thinking outside the box, or starts to question what’s really happening on the planet it faces a fierce opposition. It’s also no secret that authority figures throughout history have ridiculed ideas that simply did not fit the frame. In our not so distant past, new ideas and understandings were harshly opposed by those in control. A great example is Galileo, who was convicted (and worked banned) from the public domain, and labelled as crazy. Scientists during this time were also sought after and killed. Have things really changed today? Is the pharmaceutical industry another means of condemning and altering those who think outside the box?
**For those who believe this title is misleading, I think it’s great to open ones mind to the possibility that many psychiatric labels are used to push drugs, and discourage free/alternative thought. I believe many are made up in order to do so. At the same time, I believe there are people who experience very real differences that we have yet to understand. The science behind many “mental illnesses” is also very weak. Again, we understand very little and have much to learn.
“The nail that sticks up will be hammered down.” – Japanese Proverb
Is nonconformity and freethinking a mental illness? According to the latest addition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, it looks that way. The manual identifies a mental illness labelled as “oppositional defiant disorder, or ODD. It’s defined as an “ongoing pattern of disobedient, hostile and defiant behavior.”  It’s also included in the category of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
The manual is used by psychiatrists to diagnose mental illnesses, and it seems that with each new issue a new, made up mental illness is added to the list. This isn’t something new, in the Soviet Union, a systematic political abuse of psychiatry took place and was based on the interpretation of political dissent as a psychiatric problem.  Mental illness has been used for political repression, those who were/are non-conformant and do/did not accept the beliefs of authority figures (like government agencies) face labels that do not represent them at all, and have no scientific backing what so ever.
On the first glance, political abuse of psychiatry appears to represent a straightforward and uncomplicated story: the deployment of medicine as an instrument of repression. Psychiatric incarceration of mentally healthy people is uniformly understood to be a particularly pernicious form of repression, because it uses the powerful modalities of medicine as tools of punishment, and it compounds a deep affront to human rights with deception and fraud. Doctors who allow themselves to be used in this way betray the trust of society and breach their most basic ethical obligations as professionals.”
The entire psychiatric disease model today is based on the theory that a brain-based, chemical imbalance causes mental illness.  Dr. Mark Graff, Chair of Public Affairs of the American Psychiatric Association said that this theory was “probably drug industry derived.”
“There’s no biological imbalance. When people come to me and they say, I have a biological imbalance, I say, ‘show me your lab tests.’ There are no lab tests. So what’s the biochemical imbalance?” -  Dr. Ron Leifer, New York psychiatrist
“If a psychiatrist says you have a shortage of a chemical, ask for a blood test and watch the psychiatrist’s reaction. The number of people who believe that scientists have proven that depressed people have low serotonin is a glorious testament to the power of marketing.”  - Jonathan Leo, associate professor of anatomy at Western University of Health Sciences. 
It’s quite shocking how medicine is convinced that the origins of mental illnesses are to be found in biology, when over three decades of research have not been able to provide any proof. There are no tests available for assessing the chemical status of a living person’s brain. Many psychiatric ‘disorders’ aren’t even real, we’ve just been convinced that they are. This is done to keep society in check, make money, and one method of controlling the masses to prevent them from thinking outside the box.
As an end note, if you’re interested you might want to check out a documentary titled Generation RX. It’s a documentary by a world renowned producer Kevin P. Miller. In the film he examines the rise in psychiatric diagnoses’ among children and teens. The film includes a number of experts, doctors, and researchers that are internationally respected in the fields of medicine, ethics, journalism and academia. He emphasizes that a lack of ethics goes hand in hand with psychiatric drugs that are prescribed to millions worldwide, yet have never been proven safe and effective for the very conditions they are purported to treat. He also uncovers a pattern of collusion between drug manufactureres  and the FDA, who literally hide evidence about the detrimental effects psychiatric drugs can have on a person.
I don’t want this article to detract from the fact that many people do experience differences that are still not understood today. We still have much to learn about mental “mental illness.”

Flashing Headlights to Warn Other Drivers of Cops is Free Speech

Truck drivers often signal each other to warn about road hazards. For example, truckers would double-flash their headlights when they just passed a police speed trap to warn other drivers in the oncoming lanes.That's what trucker Chris Hill of Southern Oregon did to warn others of a sheriff deputy behind him. Problem was, another deputy noticed his signal and radioed in to have Hill pulled over and issued a $260 ticket for misusing his headlights.But was it legal? Hill decided to argue his case in court as a free speech issue ... and won!
According to a Jackson County judge, as reported by SF Gate, ticketing a driver for warning others of a police nearby is illegal because flashing headlights is free speech. "The citation was clearly given to punish the Defendant for that expression. The government certainly can and should enforce the traffic laws for the safety of all drivers on the road. However, the government cannot enforce the traffic laws, or any other laws, to punish drivers for their expressive conduct."



Judge Rules Living Off The Grid To Be Illegal

houseFrom starting home gardens, to collecting rainwater, there are many small and big ways that people have been making changes in their life, in an effort to save money, live more environmentally friendly, and to supply themselves with their daily needs. Unfortunately, one judge in Florida has intervened with one woman’s lifestyle of living “off the grid,” by deeming it illegal. Special Magistrate Harold S. Eskin ruled that the city’s codes allow the woman, Robin Speronis, to live without utility power, but she is still required to hook her home to the city’s water system. Her alternative source of power must be approved by the city as well, Eskin said.
Speronis has been fighting the city of Cape Coral since November, when a code enforcement officer tried to evict her from her home for living without utilities. She has her own solar panels, and collects rainwater. The city contends that Speronis violated the International Property Maintenance Code by relying on rain water instead of the city water system, and solar panels instead of the electric grid. Speronis said at the time that she didn’t have a refrigerator, oven, running water or electricity in her home. She also does most of her cooking on a propane camping stove, and her electronics run on solar-charged batteries.
images“It was a mental fist fight,” Speronis’ attorney Todd Allen said of Eskin’s review of his clients’ case. “There’s an inherent conflict in the code.”
Part of the conflict: she is required to hook up to the central water system, although officials acknowledge she does not have to use it. Speronis has stated that she hopes to win her case and set a precedent for others in her situation. Even more recently, a judge declared her lifestyle to be in violation of city code as well as the International Property Maintenance Code, she is looking to appeal.
It looks like the city may have overstepped its authority and may have also violated due process procedures, Eskin noted. He felt that the city had not given Speronis proper notice of violations, and ruled that some of the charges against her were unfounded. Speronis disconnected all the utilities from her modest home in Cape Coral for an experiment in off-the-grid living some time ago, but city officials ignored her activities until she went public and discussed them with Liza Fernandez, a reporter for a local TV station.
A code enforcement officer designated Speronis’s home as “uninhabitable” and gave her an eviction notice a day after the piece aired. The widow and former real estate agent now has two choices: she can either restore her hookup to the water system by the end of March, or appeal Eskin’s ruling to the courts.
“Cases such as Robin’s are becoming increasingly common as overzealous government officials routinely enforce laws that penalize Americans for living off the grid, hosting a Bible study in one’s backyard, growing organic vegetables in one’s front yard, feeding wild animals and collecting rainwater, to name just a few,” said John W. Whitehead, president of the Rutherford Institute.

What Does "Organic" Mean?

From the sticker on your banana to the future of farming, we’re breaking down the definition of “organic” into bite-size pieces.
According to the Organic Trade Association, organic foods have become a $20 billion industry. And a quick scan of the grocery store aisles seems to confirm that. But the more people buy into it, the bigger the question becomes: What exactly does “organic” mean?

What’s in a Name?

You’ve probably noticed by now that organic products tend to be pricey. That’s partially because federal certification costs money, and partially because the right to use the word “organic” requires meeting the USDA standards that were set in 2002. Even imported foods have to be up to government snuff before they can be called organic.
The USDA rules are pretty stringent. To be certified as organic, farmers can’t use synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or hormones for three full years before applying. Further, any animals they have must be raised on organic foods. Genetically modified crops are a no-no, as are farming practices that cause high levels of pollution. Even the shipping and processing procedures are monitored. Organic foods have to be kept separate from non-organics until they arrive in the grocery store.
It’s up to the non-governmental agencies that are certified by the USDA to determine whether or not a product gets to use the organic label. They monitor every step of the system, and in the end, they’re the ones who slap that big “O” on the finished product.
Although the USDA criteria cover a lot of ground, many people feel the “organic” label should mean more. For example, some say it should cover how humanely the animals are treated. While many organic farmers treat their animals well as a matter of principle, the USDA’s stance on the matter is flimsy. All they require is for animals to have access to the outdoors—a rule that is not strictly enforced. One farm got away with just putting unlocked (but closed) flaps on their chicken coops. While the chickens technically had access, they were never taught how to open the doors.
Organic farms also don’t have to be owned by mom and pop. Large-scale, corporate organic farms are now common. While critics complain that these big farms betray organic ideals by using monoculture practices that deplete the soil, the fact is that multinational conglomerates have quietly bought out many organic food suppliers.

War of the Words

During the past few years, concerns about the USDA’s organic label have intensified. In August 2008, the organization announced that 15 organic monitoring agencies weren’t implementing USDA standards and threatened to close them down if changes weren’t made within the year. While this could be seen as the system catching problems, groups such as the Organic Consumers Union said the announcement proves that subpar food has been sneaking by inspectors.
The fact that non-organic foods have been allowed to slip under the organic label has also frustrated groups. Until 2007, it was permissible for only five predetermined non-organic ingredients to appear in certified organic products, and even then, they could only make up 5 percent of the total ingredients. Dozens of non-organic ingredients have been given a pass, including 19 food colorings, pig-intestine sausage casings, and hops. This has pushed some hardcore organic lovers over the edge. Tired of fighting for control of the label they created, some want to replace “organic” with new terms, such as “authentic food” and “conservation agriculture.”

Feeding the Children

These days, there’s another debate raging around organic foods. Although they may benefit first-world, health-conscious consumers, critics say organic foods don’t help the rest of the planet. Agronomist Norman Borlaug, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 for introducing life-saving farming techniques to poor countries, doubts that organics can feed the world. He maintains that the problem is output. A 2002 study published in Science found that while organic farms use 50 percent less fertilizer and 97 percent fewer pesticides than conventional farms, they produce 20 percent less food. Borlaug believes that if the entire world switched to organic farming, we’d need three times as much farmland to feed everyone.
But organic supporters say this is bogus. The Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture points out that hunger is more about poverty and access to food, problems that have nothing to do with pesticides and artificial fertilizer. What’s more, the data on output isn’t cut and dry. In 2000, after reviewing multiple studies that compared organic and conventional farms, Christos Vasilikiotis of UC Berkeley found that organic farms kept up with their chemically dependent brothers, so long as they were run efficiently.
Right now, only one thing is certain about the future of the organic-food industry: As long as there’s organic food being processed, there will be arguments about how best to label it.

Checking the Labels

Need a dictionary to understand the labels on your food? Well, it won’t help. The hair-splitting semantics of the food industry could dumbfound the best of linguists. Lucky for you, we’ve broken it down right here.
LABEL: “100% Organic,” featuring the classy USDA seal
WHAT’S INSIDE? Nothing but USDA-certified organic ingredients.
LABEL: “Organic,” with the USDA seal
WHAT’S INSIDE? Food made with at least 95 percent USDA organic ingredients.
LABEL: “Made with organic _______,” without the USDA seal
WHAT’S INSIDE? Food made with at least 70 percent USDA organic ingredients.
LABEL: “All-Natural” or “Natural”
WHAT’S INSIDE? That depends. By USDA standards, “natural” meat can’t contain artificial flavoring, coloring, chemical preservatives, or synthetic ingredients, but the animals can be raised with hormones and antibiotics. Other foods with the “natural” label? That’s tougher. It’s supposed to mean there are no synthetic or artificial ingredients, but nobody officially monitors the process.
LABEL: “No Chemicals Added”
WHAT’S INSIDE? Nobody knows.

Perfect Stacked Groceries

This is why supermarkets should always hire people with OCD to stock their shelves (lettuce ask the manager to raise that man's celery!). The wonderfully stacked vegetables in the produce department is probably just waiting for that jerk of a customer who'd always pick from the bottom of the pile.
Beets me why they do that. They just don't carrot at all about squash-ing someone's feelings. Not berry nice at all.

19 Food Brand Names You're Probably Pronouncing Wrong

How do you pronounce Sriracha again? Popsugar food expert Brandi Milloy and Foodbeast janitor Elie Ayrouth can help you pronounce things right.

Junk food diet makes you lazy

Junk food diet makes you lazy
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Upping The Cute Factor

Man impersonating police officer led funeral procession

A man from Mableton, Georgia, was arrested on Saturday for pretending to be a police officer. 48-year-old Danny Ponder was arrested when Cobb County police say they caught him directing traffic for a funeral procession. Leading the procession stopping and directing traffic, Ponder looked like a police officer and was driving a motorcycle with red and white flashing lights. However, police use blue flashing lights. A real officer followed the procession, not wanting to be intrusive and finally caught up with Ponder at a busy intersection.
He was in the middle of the intersection directing traffic for the procession. Ponder was charged with felony impersonating an officer. He wore a blue uniform with patches that said "Police" and had a gold badge that said "Special Services Police, State of Georgia".
He was carrying a Glock 23 pistol, two spare magazine of ammo, a radio that didn't work and a pair of handcuffs. Ponder was a police officer for about seven months in DeKalb County in 1988. His police officer certification was revoked in 1989. Ponder was arrested and is now out on a $5,700 bond.

Man arrested for lobbing hand grenade at his wife

A 55-year-old Bosnian man has been detained for throwing a hand grenade at his wife on a street in the town of Buchs in the canton of Aargau, Switzerland.
The victim, a 59-year-old woman also from Bosnia, was taken to hospital suffering from stomach pains and had to be operated to remove a piece of shrapnel.

The woman had alerted police to the attack about an hour after it happened, although she attempted to minimize the incident and initially complained of just a finger injury. Investigators discovered parts of the grenade in the street. An analysis showed that the armament was made in the former Yugoslavia, police said.
Its detonation blew out a window in a nearby house. The man suspected of throwing the device was caught on Sunday at the Italian border in Chiasso, in the canton of Ticino, after he returned from a brief visit to his home country. It is not clear what the motive for the hand grenade attack was. An investigation into the case continues.

Toilet stop fight between man and transgender woman culminated with golf club assault

A disagreement over whether to pull into a rest area for a toilet stop ended with a transgender woman being arrested for hitting a man in the head with a golf club. Florida Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched on March 31 to the Port St. Lucie/Fort Pierce service plaza on Florida's Turnpike for a report of a fight. Colby Yandow, 23, told troopers he considers himself a female despite what his driver's license says.
Yandow said he's "a transgender individual who has completed his sexual reassignment surgery, but has not updated his driver's license information to reflect such," an affidavit states. Yandow, who smelled of alcohol, told troopers that he and Kenneth Jackson, 35, live together in Orlando. He said he was driving north with Jackson, who also smelled of booze, when they quarreled about stopping at the service plaza for a bathroom break.

Yandow said Jackson punched him in the face and grabbed his wrist before snatching the wheel and forcing the vehicle into the service plaza. Yandow said he got out and grabbed a golf club from the trunk. He said he hit Jackson in the head to protect himself. Jackson said he told Yandow he needed to use the bathroom, but Yandow wouldn't stop. Jackson said Yandow punched him in the face and pulled in the plaza. Jackson said he forced the vehicle into park so he could get out and use the toilet.
He said Yandow hit him in the head with the golf club, and then they scuffled. "Mr. Jackson denied punching Mr. Yandow while he was driving, but admitted to punching him after being struck in the head with the golf club," an affidavit states. Records did not state whether Jackson got to use the bathroom. Yandow, whose license is suspended and expired, was arrested on charges including aggravated battery, while Jackson was arrested on a battery charge.

Man used turkey fryer to heat home filled with propane tanks

A man from Lebanon, Pennsylvania was arrested on Friday after police said they found him using an open flame turkey fryer to heat a home that contained more than 20 propane tanks. Christopher Michael Geist, 47, is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail in Lebanon County Prison.
Police were called to the block where Geist lives for a report of a disturbance, according to charging documents filed by Lebanon City police Patrolman Brandt Zimmerman. Upon arriving at the scene, officers found a man who told them Geist had used a metal pipe to damage his car.  Zimmerman reported there was more than $1,000 in damage to the vehicle’s windshield, steering column and exterior.
The officers then met with Geist at the back of his residence, at which point Zimmerman said they noticed several propane tanks inside the rear foyer of the house. The tanks had Blue Rhino stickers and matched the description of several other propane tanks that had been stolen recently in Lebanon, Zimmerman said. That led the officers to ask Geist if they could search his home. After he consented, they found the turkey fryer, which was next to various combustible materials, according to Zimmerman.
The officers also reported finding approximately 26 propane tanks in the home, which was attached to another occupied residence. Additionally, Zimmerman said they found four glass pipes next to Geist’s bed, which the officer said were for smoking controlled substances. Geist was charged with risking catastrophe, criminal mischief and possession of drug paraphernalia. He has a preliminary court hearing scheduled for May 1.

Daily Comic Relief


The Most Stylish Camping Trip In the World

I don't know about you guys, but I love sleeping under the stars and listening to the sweet sounds of nature. I don't love the whole sleeping on the rock hard ground or the way that motorhomes and campers make you feel entirely removed from the experience.
That's why I'm in love with this modified  vintage fire engine that has been converted into a tent/hotel room. It features a wood burning stove, a Victorian bed, hardwood floor recovered from an old Tudor mansion and more, but you still have basic canvas walls and ceiling surrounding you so you can really feel like you're "roughing it" even while you're cozied up in luxury.
See more pictures of the cool camper and learn where you can rent it at Homes and Hues: Camping Has Never Looked This Good

Meteorite just misses skydiver

A video recently posted on YouTube appears to show a falling meteorite just missing a skydiver in Norway. Fast forward to 1:31 to see it streak past.
"If you work out the mathematics, the odds of a 1-kilogram- rock (2.2 lbs.) passing within some 30 feet (9.1 meters) of a person on Earth's surface within 10 minutes is about 1 in 500 billion," Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office told Space.com. "You have a 1,000 times greater chance of winning the Powerball lottery."
UPDATE: Over at Slate, Phil "Bad Astronmy" Plait wrote, "It is entirely possible that what the video shows is a smaller rock that fell out of the skydiver’s parachute."

Frackers set sights on largest oil shale reservoir in US ... near CA's San Andreas fault

oil shale Monterey CA fracking Big OilCalifornia is trying to solve a riddle: how to tap into the largest oil shale reservoir in the United States, one that covers 1,750 square miles, roughly from Bakersfield to Fresno. I'm trying to solve a different riddle: How greedy Big Oil can ignore the terrorizing prospect of triggering The Big One, the health of so many people and of our fragile environment.
The Los Angeles Times is reporting on a gigantic oil trove that's trapped in San Joaquin Valley's Monterey Shale formation, 15 billion barrels, to be exact. While drilling and fracking could be a huge bonanza for oil companies and create a boom that could transform California's economy, the consequences could do just the opposite. "The process of reinjecting drilling fluids into the ground is thought by some to stimulate minor seismic activity around drilling pads, dubbed 'frackquakes.'" Yes, what California needs to kick start a thriving economy is a San Andreas "frackquake."

Coming Tomorrow

Coming Tomorrow
  • Makers of leather painkiller open suit after Massachusetts ban
  • Gutting of campaign finance laws enhances influence of corporations, rich
  • MSNBC forbids Ed Schultz from Democrats fundraiser but allows Joe Scarborough to raise repugican cash
  • New rule prohibits voters in Miami-Dade County from using restroom, no matter how long in line
And more ...
This raven is our Animal Picture, for today.