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Apple courts fashionistas as smartwatch expectations mount

Posted on September 6th, 2014 at 21:41 by John Sinteur in category: Apple

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Apple Inc has invited top fashion editors and bloggers in unprecedented numbers to its Tuesday launch gala, further evidence that the iPhone maker is preparing to take the wraps off a smartwatch.


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Video captures explosive volcanic eruption in Papua New Guinea

Posted on September 6th, 2014 at 18:18 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Nobody in America Trusts Anyone, Says New Study

Posted on September 6th, 2014 at 17:56 by John Sinteur in category: News

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To examine trust over time, the researchers looked at data from two large, nationally representative surveys of people in the US: the General Social Survey of adults (1972-2012) and the Monitoring the Future survey of 12th graders (1976-2012). Together, the surveys included data from nearly 140,000 participants. Both surveys included questions designed to measure trust in other people and questions intended to gauge confidence in large institutions.

The data showed, for example, that while 46% of adult Americans agreed that “most people can be trusted” in 1972-1974, only 33% agreed in 2010-2012. And this finding was mirrored by data from 12th graders – while 32% agreed that “most people can be trusted” in 1976-1978, only 18% did so in 2010-2012.


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  1. I believe the presidents and congress have something to do with this mistrust. It starts at the top.

I might as well call this “Don’t Read This Article”

Posted on September 6th, 2014 at 16:30 by John Sinteur in category: News

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How to Know When it’s Time to Euthanize Your Dog

The most important thing to be alert for is The Look. It’s capitalized because it is a Real Thing. At some point near the end of its life, your dog will make eye contact with you. There will be something about that particular eye contact that you will recognize when you see it. Your dog will tell you, as clearly as if they had it notarized, that they are ready to go.

At Dear Prudence, Pet Euthanasia and Can I Lie About It?

…the subject of euthanizing her has come up at home and briefly in the vet’s office. Is this wrong? And if we decide to go down this path, am I obligated to be honest about why she was put down when relatives and friends ask?


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  1. This is difficult, but it’s the price we pay for having companion animals. We have to be strong and manage their lives (spay/neuter) and euthenize when the time comes.

    It’s really selfish to subject a pet to some of the horrendous measures that vets occasionally “prescribe”.

    I visited my elderly father and step mother a few years ago. We found his cat had long ingrown claws that were curled in drawing blood with every step. This cat was on monthly “dialysis” for “kidney failure” and had come back from the vet just 2 days before. (Bastards deserved to be horse-whipped.)

  2. Wait… the cat had just come back from the vet and had ingrown claws? Horse-whipping is too good for them.

Cartoons

Posted on September 6th, 2014 at 15:45 by John Sinteur in category: Cartoon


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Baton Rouge cop resigns, accused of sending racially charged texts

Posted on September 6th, 2014 at 9:57 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane

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A Baton Rouge police officer accused of sending racist text messages resigned Thursday, but NAACP leaders said they still want answers, particularly whether any of the arrests the officer made in the past may have been racially motivated.

Michael Elsbury, who has been with the department for about 15 years, still faces a criminal investigation even though he resigned, said Cpl. Don Coppola, a Baton Rouge Police spokesman.

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Part of the string of texts read: “I wish someone would pull a Ferguson on them and take them out. I hate looking at those African monkeys at work … I enjoy arresting those thugs with their saggy pants.”

Another part of one of the texts reads: “They are nothing but a bunch of monkeys.”


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