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Pick your city, Ace of Spades • Thu 2017 Dec 28, 2:42pm

The idea of lower priced cities for government departments is great. Some suggestions:

Energy-Houston, TX
Education-Fargo, ND
EPA-Fairbanks, AK
Agriculture-Des Moines, IA
HUD-Detroit, MI…

'Specially like that last one.
Dallas Franklin, KFOR • Thu 2017 Nov 30, 4:37pm

Oklahoma man accused of raping young teen girl reportedly said he was “teaching her about sex”…

Uh-huh! And that's just some of it. Scroll down for his picture, but not before or during a meal.
Alex, Weird News • Wed 2017 Nov 1, 8:15pm

…doesn't actually cancel out the noise. When it detects a slurping noise it causes your phone to make a louder, wave-crashing sound…

Video 3:00
Tom, OKUB • Wed 2017 Nov 1, 2:07pm

Most institutions demand unqualified faith; but the institution of science makes skepticism a virtue.
--Robert King Merton, sociologist (1910-2003)…

Sunny Skyz • Tue 2017 Oct 24, 4:25pm

"…a nice illustrated story about photographer and a mother and young daughter who come into his office…" -FS

Examiner-Enterprise • Thu 2017 Oct 19, 4:49pm

…March 7, 1932 - October 2, 2017…
…His earliest years included a move to California, where the small family briefly shared living quarters in a railroad boxcar with three other families. By the time he started school, the family was back in Oklahoma… married in June 1950, driving to Arkansas so they could wed at an earlier age, shortly before he reported for active duty in the US Army… emergency appendectomy prevented him from shipping out with his unit to Korea… transferred to oversee a typing pool, and later joked, "I'd have (almost) preferred being shipped out." …leaves behind his loving wife of 67 years… three sons… eight grandchildren, who were all his favorites… and eleven great-grandchildren

Founded Copeland Appliance in Bartlesville in 1970. A good, full life.
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Sonoma Sheriff, YouTube • Tue 2017 Oct 17, 5:14pm
Video, 5:26
Ann B: Most Definitely NOT Cowering In the Proverbial Stairwell…
Examiner-Enterprise • Tue 2017 Oct 17, 3:26pm

…wrote the book, "Starvation Corner" about her life with her family during the Great Depression in Bartlesville and was named the Women's Network Historian of the Year. In the book she talked about her parents, her father serving in WWI in Siberia and working in the garden and tending the animals and raising her children while her husband was off to war.…

…During Desert Storm, her son, Joe wrote that the Iraqi military had destroyed the church in the Christian village of Kani Masi in Northern Iraq. Money was being raised by the American soldiers to help rebuild the church and she took it upon herself to raise money and sent it to her son to help in rebuilding the church. The priest at the church asked for her photo and now it hangs in the rebuilt Kani Masi Church.
After collecting money for the church, she collected medical supplies which were sent to her son in Northern Iraq and were used for the Kurds in Northern Iraq who had been injured by Saddam Hussein's Iraqi Army.…

Travis Allen, Wash. Examiner • Fri 2016 Dec 30, 11:40am

Beginning on Jan. 1, prostitution by minors will be legal in California. … SB 1322 bars law enforcement from arresting sex workers who are under the age of 18 for soliciting or engaging in prostitution, or loitering with the intent to do so. … written and passed by the progressive Democrats who control California's state government with a two-thirds "supermajority." …

Fuzzy Slippers, Legal Insurrection • Sat 2016 Dec 17, 5:03pm

The Ohio doctor who invented the Heimlich maneuver has died at the age of 96.…

Links to NY Daily News
Dr Everett Piper
Dr. Everett Piper, Oklahoma Wesleyan University • Wed 2016 Dec 14, 8:02pm

…Yes, ideas do have consequences, and the lousy ideas we have been teaching in our colleges and universities for the past several decades are bearing themselves out daily before our eyes.

But there is an answer to this absurdity. It is found in the historical liberal arts and the premise that there are certain moral and intellectual laws tested by time, defended by reason, validated by experience and endowed to us by our Creator.…

Dr Piper's OKWU Commencement speech
Katherine Rodriguez, Breitbart • Sun 2016 Oct 16, 8:46pm

A judge has handed down a 30-year suspended sentence to a Montana man after he pleaded guilty to raping his 12-year-old daughter. District Judge John McKeon sentenced the man to 60 days in jail for incest, including 17 days time served… Prosecutor Dylan Jensen recommended a 100-year jail sentence with 75 years suspended, the recommended sentence under state law, as part of a plea deal that dropped two other incest charges.…

Laurie David's Cervix, Ace of Spades • Sat 2016 Oct 15, 11:07am

Meanwhile, back in Africa, there's a movement among back [sic - "black"] students to reject all science as racist and colonialism under the rubic #ScienceMustFall.…

Linked to LDC rather than the article itself, because the comment is funny.
Link fixed Oct 17 1:14pm CDST
Charlie Nash, Breitbart • Sat 2016 Oct 15, 10:49am

…3. I bet the lobster risotto is better than the food at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
— John Podesta (@johnpodesta) October 14, 2016

@johnpodesta Yes, we get it. The elite eat better than the peasants they abuse.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 14, 2016…

Scary O
MJA, IOTW Report • Sat 2016 Oct 15, 10:47am

…Seymour Hersh has revealed… that the Obama Administration falsely blamed the government of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad for the sarin gas attack that Obama was trying to use as an excuse to invade Syria. … the sarin that was used didn’t come from Assad’s stockpiles. …a secret agreement in 2012 was reached between the Obama Administration and the leaders of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, to set up a sarin gas attack and blame it on Assad so that the US could invade and overthrow Assad.…

All too believable.
Jen Mills, Metro (uk) • Fri 2016 Oct 14, 11:37am

Indonesia has passed severe new laws against sex offenders following the gang rape and murder of a teenage girl.

Paedophiles can now be castrated, microchipped or executed, depending on the severity of their crimes…

Rachael Revesz, Independent (UK) • Fri 2016 Sep 30, 5:04pm

A student has requested that his university (The University of Michigan) call him "His Majesty" to protest against a new policy that respects students’ pronouns of choice, including “they” and “ze”.…

Aleister, Legal Insurrection • Thu 2016 Sep 29, 7:49pm

…More than 500 school districts around the country have taken a pledge to pronounce each and every student’s name correctly because a host of leftist education groups has decided that mispronouncing students’ names amounts to a “microaggression.”…

Citing Daily Caller.
Life mocks art - did they get the idea from the Key & Peele Substitute Teacher sketch?
Hot Dog
BBC News • Wed 2016 Sep 21, 2:01pm

A man in Australia has successfully patented, and started selling, the Hamdog - a combination of a hotdog and a burger in one bun.…

But we must ask: Why?
Mike Maharrey, Tenth Amendment Center • Mon 2016 Sep 19, 7:12pm

TRENTON, N.J. (Sept. 19, 2016) – Last Wednesday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a measure expanding the state’s medical marijuana law, further nullifying federal prohibition in practice.…

Uncle Palpatine, Ace of Spades • Sat 2016 Sep 17, 9:51am

…shave with an.old fashioned safety razor and use Cremo, or a your soap.mug. world of difference, and hell. Clean face with water.and witch hazel after. Clean and.smooth and perfect. Wash your.neck and then clean with.alcohol and witch hazel.before putting on your shirt. No more ring around the collar.

CatholicSay, Maine Republic Email Alert • Wed 2016 Sep 14, 9:22pm

…An FBI source, as part of the Clinton Email scandal investigation, purportedly took to a deep anonymous website to reveal shocking information about the findings of their investigation. The FBI source details the turmoil they faced in the magnitude of what was discovered.

The key breakthrough on the severity of how big this scandal is started from the recovery of files from the Benghazi computer hard drives. It all led back to the Clinton Foundation. …

…The most disturbing part of the FBI analyst’s insider’s knowledge, is the implications of the widespread corruption that could be revealed to Americans in future email leaks. The FBI source stated that it is so egregious that it could spark a civil war within the U.S. and bring down the U.S. government.…

Allison Aubrey, NPR • Tue 2016 Sep 13, 6:00pm

…"With a pure plant-based diet, it is difficult or impossible to attain an adequate supply of some nutrients," states the German Nutrition Society's new position on the vegan diet. "The most critical nutrient is B-12," which is found in eggs and meat. The group says if you follow a vegan diet, you should take supplements to protect against deficiencies.

…other "potentially critical nutrients" that may be a challenge to get in a vegan diet include omega-3s — found in fatty fish — as well as minerals such as calcium, iron, iodine, zinc and selenium. So the group recommends that vegans get advice from a nutrition counselor and be "regularly checked by a physician." In addition, the society recommends against a vegan diet for pregnant women, women who are breast-feeding, children and adolescents.…

Kindltot, Ace of Spades • Sat 2016 Sep 10, 10:51am

shoo-fly pie is a baked molasses or golden syrup pudding…

Why not?
Mike Maharrey, Tenth Amendment Center • Thu 2016 Sep 8, 8:28pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Sept. 8, 2016) – Medical marijuana officially became legal in Ohio today, marking the step forward toward nullifying the unconstitutional federal prohibition on cannabis in practice.…

Rick Wells, NewsOn6 • Thu 2016 Sep 1, 6:30pm

Tulsa …Lindley was at work operating a saw, and, in an instant, his hand was severed at the wrist.

"Six surgeons and 14 hours - they had it back on and I was home in six days," he said.

The scarring's beginning to fade, but the damage was severe; the wrist had to be re-built, there were skin grafts and all blood vessels and nerves had to be re-attached.

But all the work is paying off.

…Slowly re-opening the pathways from his brain to his hand, and it is working. Rhinehart said the progress is miraculous.

…What he's working hardest at is holding a drumstick. Lindley was a drummer with lots of bands over the years. He loved it, and his goal is to play again…

Tanya Lewis, Business Insider • Thu 2016 Sep 1, 5:55pm

…From bananas to eggplant, here are some of the foods that looked totally different before humans first started growing them for food.…

Dr Everett Piper
Dr. Everett Piper, Oklahoma Wesleyan University • Wed 2016 Aug 31, 11:20am

The school year has started and the “snowflake” rebellion of 2015 is anything but dead. Micro-aggressions, trigger warnings, and demands for “safe spaces” continue to dominate the campus news from coast to coast. As the university president who wrote the viral “This is Not a Day Care” op-ed, I have been called by the media in recent days with essentially this question: “Dr. Piper, okay – your “Not a Day Care” piece identified the problem, but what’s the solution?”

Here’s my answer…

Ian Johnston, Independent (UK) • Fri 2016 Aug 19, 1:09am

In an astonishing breakthrough, patients left paralysed by severe spinal cord injuries have recovered the ability to move their legs after training with an exoskeleton linked to their brain – with one even able to walk using two crutches.

Scientists developed the Walk Again Project, based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, thinking that they could enable paraplegics to move about using the exoskeleton controlled by their thoughts.

But they were surprised to discover that during the training, the eight patients all started to regain the sense of touch and movement below the injury to their spine.… researchers now believe that a few nerves survived and these were reactivated by the training, which may have rewired circuits in the brain.…

Okla Flag
Shane Trejo, Tenth Amendment Center • Wed 2016 Aug 17, 12:03am

The Oklahoma House and Senate leadership dropped the ball repeatedly during the 2015-16 legislative session. They helped maintain the status quo and refused to stand up to Washington D.C. on a variety of fronts. The legislature effectively killed 21 bills that would have blocked the federal enforcement of unconstitutional policies. To make matters worse, the vast majority of the bills did not even receive a vote in their respective chambers.…