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Archive for June, 2014

Are you a heavy drinker? You might be surprised

One in 10 deaths among adults between the ages of 20 and 64 are due to excessive alcohol consumption, the CDC says in a report released Wednesday. That means some 88,000 people die a year as a result of drinking too much (8 drinks or more per week for women – 15 drinks for men). The majority of alcohol-related deaths are men – about 70%.  More…

Thousands go without water as Detroit cuts service for nonpayment

Hill is one of thousands of residents in Detroit who have had their water and sewer services turned off as part of a crackdown on customers who are behind on their bills. In April, the city set a target of cutting service to 3,000 customers a week who were more than $150 behind on their bills.  More…

Army vets blast PC police for attacking Apache, Chinook helicopters as racist

Veterans aren’t happy with a recent op-ed by the Washington Post, which charged that the Apache, Comanche, Chinook, Lakota, Cheyenne and Kiowa military vehicles were a “greater symbolic injustice” than the NFL’s Washington Redskins’ name.  More…

Mexican Military Chopper Crosses Into US, Shoots At Border Agents

Border Patrol agents in Arizona were reportedly fired upon by a Mexican military helicopter that traveled across the border.  More…

90% of illegal immigrants skip immigration court appearances; 135,000 will go missing

Ninety percent of the mostly-teen illegal immigrants flooding over the Mexico-U.S. border won’t show up for their immigration court hearing, meaning at least 135,000 of the youths will simply vanish into the country this year alone, according to a key House committee chairman.  More…

Shia LaBeouf Arrested at Broadway ‘Cabaret’ Performance

28 year-old “Transformers” star Shia LaBeouf was arrested at the Broadway musical “Cabaret” in New York for raucous behavior. He was handcuffed and then booked and charged with two counts of disorderly conduct and one count of criminal trespassing. Tony-nominee Benj Pasek tweeted that he saw the actor crying outside after as he spoke to officials.  More…

Hillary Clinton will collect $225,000 speaking fee from Nevada university as students grapple with tuition hikes

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will collect a $225,000 speaking fee from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in October. The massive expense was confirmed just weeks after the university formalized a 4 per cent tuition increase for each of the next four years. Rate hikes have nearly tripled tuition costs there since 2004 and students are outraged.  More…

The car that outsmarts speed cameras

Speed camera fines could become a thing of the past if Hyundai has its way. The brand is set to sell a luxury sedan in Australia that is capable of outsmarting speed cameras with a combination of GPS and braking technology. Speaking in Seoul at the launch of the Hyundai Genesis, company spokesman Guido Schenken told journalists that the car could identify speed cameras and slow down if drivers are going too fast.  More…

Chuck Todd on IRS Scandal: ‘Are There Any Actual Real Victims?’

Chuck Todd, NBC’s Political Director, Chief White House Correspondent, and host of The Daily Rundown on MSNBC did his best to deflect from the IRS scandal by wondering if “there are any actual real victims’ of the IRS targeting of conservative groups.”  More…

Oregon Obamacare Employees Now Getting Bonuses

Now that Oregon’s Obamacare exchange has entirely given up on fixing or running its own Obamacare website, the state exchange is handing out hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayer funding as bonuses to employees that stick around until the federal government takes over.  More…

Marion Barry: Rob Ford ‘Can’t Match My Record’

Former D.C. mayor Marion Barry says Toronto mayor Rob Ford can’t hold a candle to him. Barry didn’t specify whether he was referring to his political accomplishments or hardcore cocaine use.  More…

Diane Sawyer to Step Down From ABC’s ‘World News’

After five years in the World News anchor chair, Diane Sawyer will step down at the end of the summer, clearing the way for David Muir to assume her role on Sept. 2. George Stephanopoulos, once thought to be in line to take over World News, becomes chief anchor at ABC News. He’ll continue to co-anchor GMA and also become the primary anchor for breaking news reports as well as election coverage.  More…

66% of consumers wrongly think “natural” means something

Two-thirds of Americans think the world "natural" on the label of a packaged or processed food means it contains no artificial ingredients, pesticides or genetically engineered organisms, a survey released this week by the magazine Consumer Reports found. he problem is, consumers are wrong and, under federal labeling rules, the word natural means absolutely nothing.  More…

Daytime Emmy Awards: Why you will regret missing the ‘train wreck’

It’s perhaps a little ironic that the most talked-about Daytime Emmy Awards show in years was one that wasn’t even broadcast on television. With no network interested in hosting the gala, the ceremony switched this year to an online only show, seemingly goading participants to toss out all usual award show propriety.  More…

The scandal of fiddled global warming data

The US has actually been cooling since the Thirties, the hottest decade on record. Now another example has been uncovered by Steven Goddard’s US blog Real Science, showing how shamelessly manipulated has been one of the world’s most influential climate records, the graph of US surface temperature records published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  More…