Archive | March 7, 2014

10 things you should know today….

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1. HOW OBAMA IS PUSHING BACK AT PUTIN IN UKRAINE STANDOFF

The U.S. president is imposing sanctions against Moscow and rejecting a referendum on the future of Russian-occupied Crimea.

2. SOME SENATORS WON’T STOP TRYING TO TAKE SEX CASES AWAY FROM MILITARY COMMANDERS

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says the defeat of her bill won’t be the last attempt to put serious sexual crimes in the hands of seasoned military trial lawyers.

3. WHERE THE LATEST FIGHTERS IN THE SYRIAN WAR ARE COMING FROM

Sunnis and Shiites are streaming in from Lebanon to fight over a rebel stronghold at the countries’ border.

4. WHO IS BEHIND BITCOIN

Dorian S. Nakamoto, the man Newsweek claims is the founder of the digital currency exchange, denies he had anything to do with its creation.

5. NEW YORK CITY INMATES REPORT VIOLENT ENCOUNTERS WITH GUARDS

Nearly a third of Rikers Island inmates had suffered a blow to the head, a tactic that is supposed to be a guard’s last resort.

6. NEW TEXAS ABORTION LAW CLOSES MORE CLINICS

The last clinic in the vast, impoverished Rio Grande Valley closed today, along with the sole remaining clinic in the 100-mile stretch between Houston and the Louisiana border.

7. SILICON VALLEY BOOM CREATES WEALTH GAP

The river of money flowing through this 1,800-square-mile California peninsula has driven housing costs to double in the past five years while wages for low- and middle-skilled workers are stagnant.

8. WHAT DOES EL NINO MEAN FOR US WEATHER WOES

The warming is expected to lead to fewer Atlantic hurricanes and more West Coast rain next winter, and even a milder winter for the nation’s frigid northern tier next year, meteorologists say.

9. WITNESS TELLS HOW PISTORIUS PRAYED OVER GIRLFRIEND’S BODY

“I shot her. I thought she was a burglar. I shot her,” the double-amputee runner’s neighbor recalled him saying.

10. BARBIE CAN ‘BE ANYTHING,’ INCLUDING A GIRL SCOUT SYMBOL

That’s the message the group’s spokesman says it is sending despite criticism from consumer advocates about its association with the doll.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

A View from the Zone
Image Credit & Copyright: Jack Fusco

Explanation: Brilliant Venus and the central Milky Way rise in the early morning hours of March 1 in this sea and skyscape. The scene looks out from a beach at Sea Isle City, New Jersey, USA, planet Earth. Of course, Earth orbits well within the solar system’s habitable zone, that Goldilocks region not too close and not too far from the Sun where surface temperatures can support liquid water. Similar in size to Earth, Venus lies just beyond the inner boundary of the habitable zone. The watery reflection of light from our inhospitable sister planet is seen along a calm, cold ocean and low cloud bank.

Tomorrow’s picture: Stereo Saturday

THE SPHINX — EMERGENCY

Sphinx Main
The Editor: Lois, all of our files were destroyed by a malicious virus, can you do an emergency article, for our loyal readers?

Disappointed Cat:  Yes.  This is my most disappointing moment as a cat-reporter.  I was alerted years ago about a big story concerning T and T, not the explosive but the more dangerous one.   Naturally I assumed it was my family members, it wasn’t, but I missed the most important headline since our President was surprised about the Russian Freedom Fighters liberating parts of Ukraine.   Our government is so busy listening to our conversations that the Ruskies get a pass.

The Editor:  What story or headline did you miss out on, DC ?

Domestic Abuse Cat:   IKE BEATS TINA ( TURNER ) to DEATH.

http://www.cartridgesave.co.uk/news/the-10-most-infamous-music-headlines-ever-printed/

http://gawker.com/333399/ike-beats-tina-is-posts-classiest-headline-ever

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNOZhGvLmtU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2JShV-mWJ0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3horf9QVbQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gi_IGuKx4U

 

 

HISTORIES, HOROSCOPES, AND AJC VENTS–REVENTED

                         THIS DAY IN HISTORY                

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TODAY IN GEORGIA HISTORY

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 TODAY IN NORTH CAROLINA HISTORY
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 http://nchistorytoday.wordpress.com/

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YOUR HOROSCOPE FOR TODAY

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 http://shine.yahoo.com/horoscope/aries/
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Your Chinese Horoscope

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http://shine.yahoo.com/horoscope/
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AJC VENTS–REVENTED

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 http://projects.ajc.com/vent/metr

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