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Neil Patrick Harris reportedly to host variety show - -
Neil Patrick Harris reportedly to host variety show -
"Ladies and gentlemen, it's "The Neil Patrick Harris Show"! An announcer might not use those exact words -- plenty of details are still up for grabs -- but, according to a report on New York magazine's website, there will be a variety show hosted by the versatile star. The show will be based on the UK variety show "Saturday Night Takeaway."" - Ulrich von Liechtenstein from Bookmarklet
Boston Bruins bring 'Frozen' to sick kids - -
Boston Bruins bring 'Frozen' to sick kids -
"The Boston Bruins put down their hockey sticks on Monday and got decked out "Frozen"-style for a good cause. Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton would never have been Disney's first choice for Elsa, the cartoon star of the hit "Frozen" movie. But he and forward Matt Fraser (now known as Elsa's sister, Anna) brought a bit of Halloween fun to the sick children at Boston Children's Hospital. Rounding out the cast were Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller (Kristoff), forward Seth Griffith (Hans), defenseman Matt Bartkowski (Sven) and defenseman Torey Krug (Olaf). Dougie Hamilton\'s Elsa versus the real thing? Dougie Hamilton's Elsa versus the real thing? "We're all fans of it. I've seen the movie, and I'm a fan so I'm not going to lie about that," Hamilton said on the team's blog. "It's fun to be able to be something that's popular and they all know it and make them smile."" - Ulrich von Liechtenstein from Bookmarklet
I love my B's! - vicster: hon. canadian
Actress harassed online over #Gamergate - -
Actress harassed online over #Gamergate -
"- In a blog post late Wednesday, actress and avid gamer Felicia Day weighed in on the roiling #Gamergate controversy, saying that by doing so she feared retribution from someone who might leak personal details about her online.""As it turns out, Day's concerns were justified. Within an hour, an anonymous commenter had posted her real-world address and personal email. The practice, called "doxxing," involves publishing someone's vulnerable personal information online as a form of punishment." - Ulrich von Liechtenstein from Bookmarklet
Century-old notebook from Antarctic expedition found - -
Century-old notebook from Antarctic expedition found -
"Explorer Robert Falcon Scott died in 1912 while crossing Antarctica, but his story lives on in artifacts that continue to be discovered on the frozen continent at the bottom of the world. The most recent find: a century-old photographer's notebook in the ice at one of Scott's expedition bases in Antarctica. The notebook belonged to George Murray Levick, a surgeon and photographer who was part of Scott's 1910-13 expedition. It contains pencil notes about photos he took in 1911 at Cape Adare." - Ulrich von Liechtenstein from Bookmarklet
Harry Potter hotel website crashes after being overrun by avid muggle fans - Oct. 27, 2014 -
Harry Potter hotel website crashes after being overrun by avid muggle fans - Oct. 27, 2014
"The Harry Potter-themed holiday doesn't come cheap. One night's stay for two costs £209 ($340) and the price shoots up to £363 ($585) if you include breakfast, a special "Muggle Walking Tour" and tickets to a Warner Brothers Studio Tour that showcases the making of Harry Potter movies." - Ulrich von Liechtenstein from Bookmarklet
For that price, I'd want to stay in an actual castle, not a trompe l'oeil one. - Spidra Webster
The layout of the rooms and beds makes it seem more like a hostel than a hotel - Soup in a TARDIS
Gougio maximus! - Pete
21,000 push Apple to replace 'defective' MacBook Pros - Oct. 27, 2014 -
21,000 push Apple to replace 'defective' MacBook Pros - Oct. 27, 2014
"The problem appears to relate to the computers' graphics processing unit, and requires a replacement of their logic boards, which typically costs several hundred dollars" - Ulrich von Liechtenstein from Bookmarklet
Same problem on mine though it's older. - Ulrich von Liechtenstein
What are the symptoms? - Spidra Webster
If it's the one I'm thinking about, the screen will flicker, go dark, or occasionally just a portion. The issue is caused by how they soldered the graphics chip to the logic board, in that the contacts between the two can break in heating-cooling cycles. And some people were baking their logic boards to get the contacts to reconnect. I think the issue has been present since the 2011 or 2012 model. - NOT THE CRICKET
The Football Genius of F. Scott Fitzgerald - WSJ - WSJ -
The Football Genius of F. Scott Fitzgerald - WSJ - WSJ
"During his Princeton years, Crisler told Mr. Yates, his phone would ring late at night before games. Answering, he would hear the voice of Fitzgerald, calling from Miami, Chicago or Hollywood. The calls came “between 12 midnight and six a.m. of the night before our games—not just sometimes, but practically every eve of every home game,” Crisler told Mr. Yates. Often, behind Fitzgerald’s voice, Crisler heard the laughter and cries of a dying party. What Fitzgerald called to talk about was Princeton football. “It wasn’t just a matter of the habitual old-grad spirit and enthusiasm,” said Crisler. “There was something beyond comprehension in the intensity of his feelings. Listening to him unload his soul as many times as I did, I finally came to the conclusion that what Scott felt was really an unusual, a consuming devotion for the Princeton football team.”" - Ulrich von Liechtenstein from Bookmarklet
The evidence comes from a 1956 interview with Fritz Crisler, a man who unquestionably shaped the game of football. After becoming head coach at Michigan in 1938, Crisler established the practice of fielding distinct offensive and defensive units; previously, 11 men had played both sides of the ball for 60 minutes. This shift became Crisler’s legacy. His biography at the College Football... more... - Ulrich von Liechtenstein
The Can-Do Kid: Becky Hammon's Incredible Journey from Rapid City to the NBA | Bleacher Report -
The Can-Do Kid: Becky Hammon's Incredible Journey from Rapid City to the NBA | Bleacher Report
"Becky Hammon will make history this week, as the first woman to open the NBA season as a full-time assistant coach, as a member of the San Antonio Spurs staff. To other women in the sport, she is an inspiration. To young girls, a role model. To some fans, a curiosity. To historians, a footnote. All Hammon wanted to do was to teach the game she's loved since she was a toddler, bouncing a Spalding around her parents' home in Rapid City, South Dakota. Her first coaching opportunity could have come in the WNBA, where Hammon ranked among the top 15 players in league history. It could have come in the NCAA ranks or overseas, where Hammon spent much of her professional career. But Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, a man with five championship rings and an impeccable record as a coaching mentor, simply called first. Hammon accepted the job this summer." - Ulrich von Liechtenstein from Bookmarklet
So one of our two cats has been peeing outside the litter box. So to stop the cat I put a paper towel outside of the box. To catch which cat i put the baby camera on the litter boxes. Before I could turn on the camera one of the cats POOPED on the paper. FML
At least it was on the paper? - Spidra Webster
At least s/he didn't poop on the baby while you moved the camera? - Kristin
Hoping the problem is an easy fix (like changing out the litter box) and not a sign of a sick kitty. - vicster: hon. canadian
Yeah wife says i have to bleach the litter box and failing that have the vet check for UTI. Oh well. I thought it was pretty funny. - Ulrich von Liechtenstein
DO NOT BLEACH LITTER PAN IN CLOSED ROOM! The ammonia from cat pee mixing with bleach damn near killed my youthful self. When any of my five venture outside the box it means one of them is ill. I can tell by pee amount which cat, by poop size, only three identifiable of the five. The 26 pounder is a no brainer. ;) - Janet
one of my parents cats does that...mostly because she's stupid. like really, really stupid. but can the cat fit comfortably in the litter box? maybe they've gotten to big for it - Sir Shuping is just sir
Do you do the whole mathematical formula for calculating the number of litter boxes required? I've never had more than one cat so I don't know if that works, but I've seen/heard it a lot. My cats have only ever not used the tray when it's needed changing, so I am definitely no expert of peeing/pooping in the wrong spot (not when it comes to cats, anyway... kids is another story!) - Melly - #TeamMarina
Rule of thumb is one pan per cat. I have four pans, one of which is self-cleaning. I clean the other three morning and night (scoop that is). I found with my new larger pan purchase all cats prefer to do their business in the largest pan! I know someone with 11 cats and they use a child's pool as the big litter pan. - Janet
A kiddie pool, Janet? Whoa! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
I was thinking of what tools you would need to scoop the poop as well as how many pounds of litter!! - Janet
Janet if you're using a kiddie pool as a litter box and feeding more than 50lbs of raw meat a week to your kitty you might just own a tiger. I'd look into that. - Ulrich von Liechtenstein
Puppy Pads for the win! My boys tend to hang their butts off the end of the pan and let fly (grrr), puppy pads are the only thing saving my sanity. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Thanks Shannon good idea - Ulrich von Liechtenstein
The experts say one pan per cat, plus one extra. So, with just Charlie right now I have 2 pans. When I have 2 cats, 3 pans. And they are scooped constantly because Charlie really does not like a smelly litter box. (He's a super good sport and will use it, but I can tell by the look on his face that he is being a very good sport about it.) - vicster: hon. canadian
Denver Broncos Safety Headbutts Cab Driver, Gets Cut By Team -
Denver Broncos Safety Headbutts Cab Driver, Gets Cut By Team
"Denver Broncos practice squad safety John Boyett was cut today after a Wednesday morning incident involving a scuffle with a cab driver. According to Denver police, Boyett, who was intoxicated at the time, punched and head-butted a cab driver before stealing a shovel from a nearby construction site and trying to bury himself in mulch. Killer hiding spot, dude. Based on the story from the Denver Post, Boyett comes off as a tad unhinged. After being arrested by the cops, Boyett "told arresting officers to 'contact his boss 'John Elway'' before repeatedly slamming his head into a patrol car window while yelling and spitting". Wow." - Ulrich von Liechtenstein from Bookmarklet
"trying to bury himself in mulch" ... ??? - Andrew C (✔)
I am sure some other team will pick him up for their practice squad. - Joe
So sad to see our local kid go down this path. :( - Anne Bouey
Yes Anne you hate to see anyone turn to a life of football. - Ulrich von Liechtenstein
Should have used Lyft. - Eric - Regulate
And beat up the lyft driver? It would not have mattered what service he used. He would have beat up whatever driver was there. - Joe
Dr.Oz-endorsed diet pill study was bogus, researchers admit - CBS News -
A diet study about the supposed benefits of green coffee bean extract, which got national attention after Dr. Oz promoted it on his TV show, has been retracted. The science watchdog website Retraction Watch reports that the two researchers who were paid to write the study admitted they could not verify the data. "The sponsors of the study cannot assure the validity of the data so we, Joe Vinson and Bryan Burnham, are retracting the paper," the researchers said in a statement. The study was originally published in the journal Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy in 2012. In their work, the researchers claimed that that green coffee bean extract could help people lose weight without diet or exercise. However, federal regulators later discovered that key data, including the participants' weight measurements, appeared to have been altered. Dr. Oz touted the product on his show in May 2012 -- publicity that helped the manufacturer sell half a million bottles of the pills. - Ulrich von Liechtenstein from Bookmarklet
Trinidad and Tobago women's World Cup team goes from rags to riches - LA Times -
Trinidad and Tobago women's World Cup team goes from rags to riches - LA Times
"The Trinidad and Tobago women's team had flown in to play the top-ranked U.S. in their first World Cup qualifying match. But 13 of Waldrum's players were stranded at a taxi stand without enough money for a ride to their hotel. The players had left the island a day earlier without so much as a deflated soccer ball among them. At least one woman didn't even have a pair of cleats. And after buying dinner during a stopover at the Miami airport, the team was down to $15 a player. So Waldrum did what any tech-savvy soccer coach would do — he tweeted out a plea for help. "I really just expected it to reach some people in the area that would help me get through a day or two," he said. Instead, donations poured in from as far away as Singapore and Poland. Restaurants offered free meals, while local soccer fans contributed water, Gatorade, protein bars and practice uniforms. By late that afternoon, Waldrum had gathered nearly $10,000 in an account that would eventually top $16,000 – including $658 the equally strapped Haitian team raised through bake sales and barbecues." - Ulrich von Liechtenstein from Bookmarklet
"Even more incredible, though, is what happened next. After holding the U.S. to a goal in a 1-0 loss in the qualifying opener, narrow victories over Haiti and Guatemala have sent Trinidad and Tobago on to Friday's tournament semifinals outside Philadelphia, where a win over Costa Rica will make it the first Caribbean team in history to reach the Women's World Cup. (Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago have all represented the Caribbean in the men's tournament, with Trinidad qualifying in 2006.)" - Ulrich von Liechtenstein
Beyonce and Jay-Z get the Louvre to themselves, plus more proof that stars are nothing like us -
Beyonce and Jay-Z get the Louvre to themselves, plus more proof that stars are nothing like us
"the Louvre opened on its off day to accommodate Beyonce and Jay-Z, plus their daughter, Blue Ivy, when the A-listers requested a private tour of the Parisian museum. The power couple reportedly paid for 20 to 25 museum employees to staff the joint during their visit. No maneuvering through crowds of tourists for Bey-Z!" - Ulrich von Liechtenstein from Bookmarklet
Although I played sports my whole life I have never heard the "n-word" used more than our neighborhood courts when the 8 and 9 year old boys are playing. It's every other word whether a coached game or pickup, yes most players are black. Normally I'm just passing by not my problem.
But now we have a boy and if he wants I'll teach him basketball. He would play with those boys too. What am I supposed to do to handle that? What is he supposed to do? - Ulrich von Liechtenstein
Teach him to be respectful. - Janet from FFHound!
You're going to want to explain the context of the term. You don't want him saying it thinking it's a term of endearment when it will likely be looked at as disrespect. - Eric - Regulate
I know literally nothing about parenting, so take everything I say with a grain of salt. I do spend a lot of time reading and thinking about racism, and probably the most helpful thing you can do for a young person is educate them about the historical context of racism. That's how I got into this, being assigned Black Like Me and the autobiography of Frederick Douglass in school. Racism... more... - Lo
J Smooth makes a case for the "standard" of use here: I get what he's saying; that it's the relationship people have with each other and with certain words that affect usage and received meaning. Like me calling my wife "honey" verses a perfect stranger. But I don't completely buy it. Even among "us" context is important. As it was with the... more... - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Somewhere down the line, using "nigger" even affectionately didn't sound right coming out of my mouth anymore. I can't explain why but it's something akin to calling my wife "bitch". I couldn't do it, even in jest. And she wouldn't allow it. I think it's instructional that in my generation, you couldn't get away with using nigger around your elders until you had some years behind you.... more... - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Bottom line, I'd suggest advising your son to avoid that minefield. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Thanks peeps, he would definitely never say it if I had anything to do with it but will still be surrounded by it so I'll have to explain it to him like Lo said. And since I have coached many sports and teams before I'd have to figure out how I'd deal with it from that angle too. - Ulrich von Liechtenstein
I don't have a problem telling kids or even grown people to please not use the n word so much. Usually people aren't even aware they're saying it so often. And in Oakland, the SE Asians & latino kids use it more than a lot of the black kids! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
9 UNC employees fired or disciplined in scandal -
9 UNC employees fired or disciplined in scandal
"More than 3,100 students -- nearly half of them athletes -- enrolled in classes they didn't have to show up for and received artificially inflated grades in what an investigator called a "shadow curriculum" that lasted nearly two decades at the University of North Carolina. The report released Wednesday by former high-ranking U.S. Justice Department official Kenneth Wainstein found more far-reaching academic fraud than previous investigations by the school and the NCAA." - Ulrich von Liechtenstein from Bookmarklet
"It said athletics staffers steered athletes to classes that also became popular with fraternities and other everyday students looking for an easy grade. "By the mid-2000s, these classes had become a primary -- if not the primary -- way that struggling athletes kept themselves from having eligibility problems," the report said." - Ulrich von Liechtenstein
The sad part is you could repeat this at 70% of NCAA Division 1 basketball and football operating schools. - Ulrich von Liechtenstein
It's why I'd like to see serious schools get out of the business of these sports. Let the NBA, NFL and other for-profit leagues fund this shit. Yeah, donations to schools might go down but costs would go down, too. - Spidra Webster
I hope MPOW doesn't do this. I know they try and encourage students to spread out their courses that are considered generally more difficult (chemistry, math, etc) into the off season or during the summer and often recommend easier classes (like pinhole photography) during their on season. I can never decide if this is questionable behavior or just reasonable behavior. I think I'd have... more... - Soup in a TARDIS
this is makes me very sad. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
'GoodFellas' actor sues Fox, saying he created a 'Simpsons' character - LA Times -
'GoodFellas' actor sues Fox, saying he created a 'Simpsons' character - LA Times
""GoodFellas" actor Frank Sivero sued Fox Studios on Tuesday for $250 million, claiming he was not compensated for "The Simpsons" using his likeness for mobster character Louie, a henchman of Fat Tony, who appears in numerous episodes dating to the early 1990s, according to court documents first obtained by Deadline. The lawsuit claims that the "Simpsons" character "was created and developed by Sivero, who based this character on his own personality." Sivero has appeared in numerous mobster films, including "The Godfather" and "The Godfather: Part II."" - Ulrich von Liechtenstein from Bookmarklet
"Although the lawsuit acknowledges that “over the years, 'The Simpsons' were known for basing characters on the television series on those of real life people and real life characters,” it argues the Louie character has inflicted damages to Sivero in the form of lost wages. Louie has been voiced by two actors. Neither is Sivero. " - Ulrich von Liechtenstein
Despite appearances this is not from The Onion. - Ulrich von Liechtenstein
Mr. Incredible, Batgirl brawl in Hollywood; Freddy Krueger keeps peace - LA Times -
Mr. Incredible, Batgirl brawl in Hollywood; Freddy Krueger keeps peace - LA Times
"The video, originally posted on the site, shows a man dressed as Mr. Incredible battling a woman dressed as Batgirl. Moments later, Chewbacca, Waldo from the "Where's Waldo" series and Freddy Krueger -- yes, Freddy Krueger -- play peacekeepers and try to break up the scuffle." - Ulrich von Liechtenstein from Bookmarklet
Tyreke Evans Gets Away with Ridiculous Travel in Preseason Game | Bleacher Report -
Tyreke Evans Gets Away with Ridiculous Travel in Preseason Game | Bleacher Report
"It was a travel worthy of The Proclaimers, and it went completely uncalled. Traveling, however, is a time-honored tradition in the league. Even the greats—especially the greats—have been known to utilize shuffling and footwork to get to the basket." - Ulrich von Liechtenstein from Bookmarklet
Big Head Todd and The Monsters - Broken Hearted Savior (Live at the Fillmore Auditorium) - YouTube -
Big Head Todd and The Monsters - Broken Hearted Savior (Live at the Fillmore Auditorium) - YouTube
Big Head Todd and the Monsters Sister Sweetly complete album concert playing these days on AXS and Palladia. Great album if you get a chance to catch the show. And if you don't own Sister Sweetly by Big Head Todd correct your error now. - Ulrich von Liechtenstein from Bookmarklet
I will correct that error now! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Bonus the Brother John track at end of album counts as a nursery song for bedtime Tam. - Ulrich von Liechtenstein
A family outing, then a deadly Border Patrol shooting - LA Times -
A family outing, then a deadly Border Patrol shooting - LA Times
"Border Patrol agents fired their weapons in 960 encounters over the last eight years, according to Border Patrol records. Including Arevalo, 30 people were killed, with at least 10 of those in incidents alleged to involve rock-throwing and eight on the Mexican side of the border. Unlike domestic police departments, the 20,833-member Border Patrol — the federal government's largest law enforcement agency — releases almost no public information about shootings, including the outcome of any investigations. No one in the Border Patrol has been formally disciplined or fired for any of the deaths or other shooting incidents, according to Mark Morgan, head of internal affairs at Customs and Border Protection, the Border Patrol's parent agency." - Ulrich von Liechtenstein from Bookmarklet
:( - Jenny H. from Android
They need signs in that park telling people don't throw rocks or the Americans will shoot you fucking dead - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Was just discussing this with co-worker - I'm not allowed to go to Knotts Scary Farm (Halloweened out amusement park here in Oct) or similar Halloween scare the beejezus out of you places. My fight or flight instinct is set to fight so if something jumps out at me I punch it in the face then kick it in the balls then call its mother names.
The 16 year olds playing zombies for minimum wage probably deserve better than that. - Ulrich von Liechtenstein
I was nearly thrown out of Knotts Scary Farm years and years ago for inserting myself (and thus touching them) between a cast member and a little kid he was terrifying. - Soup in a TARDIS
Oh, Steve! I can just imagine this. Probably for the best that you don't go. XD - Spidra Webster
My friend got pulled off a hay ride accidentally once. Another time we were forced into the fun house after the hay ride and I crashed into 4 people when my flight instinct kicked in. I haven't gone back. - Heather
Neil Diamond reveals story behind 'Sweet Caroline' - -
Neil Diamond reveals story behind 'Sweet Caroline' -
""I was writing a song in Memphis, Tennessee, for a session. I needed a three-syllable name," Diamond said during an appearance on "Today." "The song was about my wife at the time — her name was Marsha — and I couldn't get a 'Marsha' rhyme."" - Ulrich von Liechtenstein from Bookmarklet
'Airbender' tax credit shows how far states will go to woo filmmakers - LA Times -
'Airbender' tax credit shows how far states will go to woo filmmakers - LA Times
"What happened next was not unlike the magic on screen. The visual effects were largely produced in San Francisco, but the film studio was given a tax credit as though they had been done in Pennsylvania. Citing "special circumstances," the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development granted Paramount a waiver that allowed the studio to claim a 25% tax credit on $29 million in visual effects work performed outside the state, according to a Nov. 12, 2008, letter to Paramount obtained by the Los Angeles Times in a public records request. The waiver saved the studio about $7 million. Or, put another way, it cost Pennsylvania that much in lost tax revenue." - Ulrich von Liechtenstein from Bookmarklet
To woo any big business, really. The tax breaks system is like the credit based economy, imo. It snowballed and got all backwards. If all the tax breaks stopped, and everyone no matter the state had to do business on that same level, wouldn't we have fewer budget deficits? I seems likely. - Michael W. May
Yeah, this stuff is crazy. I really want to see film jobs stay in CA, but don't feel good about just getting into a race to the bottom with other states to see who can give away the most from the public coffers. To fucking corporations, too. - Spidra Webster
Students clean up after mayhem near pumpkin fest -
Students clean up after mayhem near pumpkin fest
"Eammon Flynn, who was among about 30 students visiting for the weekend from Castleton College in Vermont, said he didn't participate in any destruction but "went out and joined the mayhem." "The parties ended up being boring, and the riot ended up being wild," he said. "It was fun to be around."" - Ulrich von Liechtenstein from Bookmarklet
I hope this quote lives with him through every job he gets rejected for. - Ulrich von Liechtenstein
W3rd. - Spidra Webster
Lorde's 'Royals' banned in S.F.; K.C. station to play it every hour - LA Times -
Lorde's 'Royals' banned in S.F.; K.C. station to play it every hour - LA Times
"In a move that is sure to tip the World Series scales in favor of the San Francisco Giants, two Bay Area radio stations have banned the song "Royals" until their beloved team is finished playing the Kansas City squad that has the same name as the 2013 hit by Lorde in the World Series. KFOG Radio tweeted last week: "No offense, Lorde, but for the duration of the World Series, KFOG Radio will be a 'Royals'-free zone."" - Ulrich von Liechtenstein from Bookmarklet
Heh I was bugging some of the market workers by playing this song. - Rodfather
This bugs me - aren't the lyrics "we'll NEVER BE Royals"? Doesn't that seem perfectly correct for SF fans? - Ken Gidley
Black Keys drummer: U2 release 'devalued their music' - -
Black Keys drummer: U2 release 'devalued their music' -
"Carney also defended the Keys' choice not to put their last two albums on Spotify. Artists aren't being fairly compensated, he said. (Cracker's David Lowery has made the same point about Pandora.) "My whole thing about music is: If somebody's making money then the artist should be getting a fair cut of it," Carney said. Presumably referring to Spotify co-founder Sean Parker, he added, "The owner of Spotify is worth something like 3 billion dollars ... he's richer than Paul McCartney and he's 30 and he's never written a song."" - Ulrich von Liechtenstein from Bookmarklet
Excuse me while I sync my Black Keys albums on Rdio. - Ken Morley
Biden's son discharged from Navy after drug test - -
Biden's son discharged from Navy after drug test -
"The Navy Reserve discharged Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter this year after he tested positive for cocaine, U.S. officials confirmed. The discharge of Biden, a 44-year-old lawyer and managing partner at an investment firm, was first reported by the Wall Street Journal on Thursday. He confirmed the report in a statement to CNN. "It was the honor of my life to serve in the U.S. Navy, and I deeply regret and am embarrassed that my actions led to my administrative discharge. I respect the Navy's decision. With the love and support of my family, I'm moving forward," he said." - Ulrich von Liechtenstein from Bookmarklet
Train collision injures 44 people in northwest Arkansas - -
Train collision injures 44 people in northwest Arkansas -
"The train departed from Springdale, Arkansas, and was headed to Van Buren to take passengers on a fall foliage excursion.The trains collided Thursday morning when the passenger train stalled on a small grade, apparently because of excess leaves on the track, according to police." - Ulrich von Liechtenstein from Bookmarklet
See what you autumn lovers get with your pretty leaves? It's not the fall that kills you it's the train you run into that is stuck due to fall.. - Ulrich von Liechtenstein
Nigeria: Deal Agreed To Return Kidnapped Girls -
Nigeria: Deal Agreed To Return Kidnapped Girls
"Nigeria's presidency says it has agreed a ceasefire with militants Boko Haram which would see the return of 219 kidnapped girls. Air Marshal Alex Badeh, chief of defence staff, said: "A ceasefire agreement has been concluded between the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'awati wal Jihad (Boko Haram). "I have accordingly directed the service chiefs to ensure immediate compliance with this development in the field." The president's principal secretary Hassan Tukur told the AFP news agency that an agreement to end hostilities had been reached after talks with the Islamist group. He said: "Boko Haram issued the ceasefire as a result of the discussions we have been having with them. "That have agreed to release the Chibok girls."" - Ulrich von Liechtenstein from Bookmarklet
By the end of the article you have no idea if anyone is doing anything. Chalk it up to believe it when you see it. - Ulrich von Liechtenstein
$680,000 Home Wrong Lot: Dream Florida Beach House Built On Wrong Lot -
$680,000 Home Wrong Lot: Dream Florida Beach House Built On Wrong Lot
"A $680,000 home was built on the wrong lot, leaving the new owners with quite a headache. According to The SpreadIt, Mark and Brenda Voss of Missouri wanted to build a fancy home near Palm Coast, right near the water. They hired a building company and got their plans underway. However, the company ended up building the beautiful home on the lot across the street… Oops? The beach house is absolutely stunning. It has “5.5 bathrooms, a home theater, game room and screened-in pool,” but it’s in the wrong location. The lot that the house was built on belongs to a couple from North Carolina. Andrew Massaro and Brooke Triplett now have a beautiful home on their property… that they didn’t put there. The $680,000 home on the wrong lot story gets even more interesting. Apparently the Voss’ — who own a “well-established” real estate company — own 18 different lots in the gated community. Unfortunately, their builders picked one lot that didn’t belong to them. According to FOX News, Mark and his wife are in “total disbelief” that something like this even happened." - Ulrich von Liechtenstein from Bookmarklet
Minor detail. - Joe
High-end land squatters? - bentley
I get that they've got a lot of properties, but how the heck do you not notice this? I mean, I can't imagine never checking up on the build. - Jennifer Dittrich
I still don't understand how the house got completely built before it was noticed. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Yes Jennifer the builder says "the buck stops here" I disagree if the owner can't come out one time in the planning or build of a home then it's their fault. Even if you live in another state. - Ulrich von Liechtenstein
I'm not sure which way you're arguing, butI think both parties share some of the blame, I just thought it was odd that the owners weren't interested enough to notice until the end, or able to visit (given the cash they were investing.) - Jennifer Dittrich
If there is no basement, just lift it up and move it. Simple. Problem solved. - Joe
^ - Marie
So plumbing, electrical, etc inspectors didn't notice either - Christina Pikas from iPhone
In places with actual building codes (not Florida) the plan check step would have examined building plans against setbacks and siting which would (very likely) have alerted folks to this issue while it was "paper" problem #regulationCANbeaverygoodthing . - WarLord
Maybe they did visit the property while it was being built and just didn't know it was the wrong lot, considering that they own a bunch of them. Perhaps they couldn't remember which lot was which, and which they did and did not own, till it was too late? - April Russo
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