April 19, 2019

The Editor speaks: Did you make a New Year Resolution?

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Maybe you made more than one? I didn’t. I used to and I cannot think of one I actually kept. The older I get the harder it is to break a bad habit and no one complains anymore, except my wife. Luckily, she forgets what it was that had annoyed her. One of our stories […]

The Editor speaks: Since when was “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” a controversial holiday favourite ?

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Since a couple of months ago! OK. Maybe two years ago…?* The song “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” was written in 1944 and at no time ever was any question raised that the lyrics could be interpreted as a man trying to lace another unwilling lady’s drink so he could rape her! That has all changed […]

Absolute moo-nit: Look at this really big cow

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BY CHLOE BRYAN From Mashable Friends, gather round. We’d like you to look at this really big cow (OK, steer) named Knickers, who is six feet, three inches tall and currently dwarfing his peers on a farm in Western Australia. Knickers, a seven-year-old Holstein Friesian, who was originally purchased to lead other cattle around, currently […]

10 Halloween costume you definitely should not wear

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BY MORGAN SUNG From mashable Halloween is both the most wonderful time of the year, and one of the most problematic. Among the Instagram posts of clever puns, obscure movie references, and popular superheroes, you’re bound to scroll past a costume that makes you lose all faith in humanity. You’ve probably had this experience: You […]

10 rules in creating a win-win marriage

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By Eric Scalise, Ph.D. From Dr. James Dobson’s family talk An often quoted verse of Scripture related to marriage is, “The two shall become one” (Eph. 5:31). Unfortunately for many couples, once the marriage ceremony is over, the adventure begins when a husband and wife start arguing about, “Which one?” Outside of an individual’s decision […]

Cryptocurrencies fall off another cliff

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By Eric Lam and Justina Lee Report on Goldman pull-back adds to concerns over user base One market watcher says next key level for Bitcoin is $5,000 Cryptocurrencies dropped sharply for the second time in less than 24 hours, sinking toward a nine-month low amid concern that broader adoption of digital assets will take longer […]

US Justice Dept. signs off on Disney’s $71B Fox deal

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By: Jason Aycock From Seeking Alpha The Justice Dept. made its sign-off official on Disney’s $71.3B acquisition of media assets from Twenty-First Century Fox. That comes via a civil antitrust suit filed by the DOJ’s antitrust division today, along with a simultaneous settlement that resolves alleged competitive harm by requiring the divestment of 22 Fox […]

Photoshopped birds with no wings

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There’s a Twitter thread of Photoshopped birds with no wings, and it’s important BY SHELBY SLAUER From Mashable 19 HOURS AGO Seeing birds fly is totally normal. But seeing birds flying with no wings? Amazing. It all started when Twitter user @elvyish posted two Photoshopped photos of birds flying without any wings, and it led […]

US: Justice Department IG submits criminal referral on McCabe

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From Newsmax The Department of Justice inspector general has sent a criminal referral of former FBI official Andrew McCabe to the U.S. Attorney’s office in Washington, The Washington Post and CNN is reporting. The referral was made some time ago and it’s unclear how the U.S. attorney in D.C. responded or whether it’s conducting its own […]

The Editor Speaks: Mocking religious beliefs

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It is now common place and acceptable to mock people who have religious faith, especially if you are a Christian. The recent example by Joy Behar and Omarosa Manigault on the ABC show “The View” was appalling. They mocked the power of prayer and Behar went one step further saying, “It’s one thing to talk […]