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Posted April 29, 2016 By Ruth

Zero tolerance doesn’t just apply to students.  Did they want her to use slang??

Rape culture and bathroom problems.

Radiation, is it really that bad?

History: Queen Elizabeth served as a mechanic in WWII.

Shoshone River boiled.

The FBI faked this entire field of forensic evidence.

She said it was consensual.  They suspended him anyway.

“while supplies last” apparently doesn’t mean what we all think it means.

Part of why I never could get into Game of Thrones, books or show.

Not a huge movie fan, especially in recent years.  And I think I figured out part of why.

Email privacy act.

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Posted April 22, 2016 By Ruth

If you still have Apple’s Quicktime on your computer its time to ditch it.

Monster Trucks have a use beyond just annoying your neighbors!

Gee, imagine, prosecutors actually doing what they’re supposed to!

Please make sure your pets are up to date on their Rabies shots!

One of the best explanations I’ve read so far for why “free college” isn’t the solution.

I have to find the time to look closer at this one.  Ketogenic diet cures dogs of cancer?

History, the Saint Francis Dam disaster.

More history, the first Brit in space, getting written out of history?

Hit and run drivers didn’t know it was illegal to “run”?

Why just clicking “like” on Facebook might be a bad idea.

Diabetes linked to Alzheimer’s.

Ok, I laughed, petition to change the national anthem…..

Why waking a sleeping tiger is a bad idea.

The rise of cases like this should be a warning to all pet owners.

How Sci-Hub came to be, and why.

30yr old business to be shut down by city.

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Posted April 11, 2016 By Ruth

Another look at what makes up a Trump supporter (no, I don’t support Trump, at this point I don’t support ANY of them…..)

Next time you fly, grab this app before grabbing your seat.

Ever wonder how many of those crowds you see are for real?  I didn’t before I read this…..

There is a time to share your faith, and a time to NOT share your faith.

For Pinky and the Brain fans.  NSFW, but very funny.

Senate’s draft of an Encryption Bill.

USPS lowering prices on stamps.  And not voluntarily either.

Another reason to drink whole milk.

If you live in San Antonio and helped catch a live bat you need to see your doctor ASAP!

Also NSFW, but totally worth the laugh if you’ve ever wondered why someone would choose a “tiny house”.

Sugar Creek MO has made it illegal to grow food plants in your front yard.

WHO wants to make smoking the reason for an adult rating on movies, past and present.

The parrot who saw to much.

Child solves hit’n run crash.

Texas supreme court rules that just because you missed the 3-day hold at the shelter doesn’t mean you give up the ownership of your dog (or presumably cat).

 

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Posted April 2, 2016 By Ruth

Rural firefighting.

Google’s April Fools wasn’t funny this year.

What really goes on behind the scenes in all those professional kitchens!

The newest canine flu is now feline transmissible.

Relying on GPS is killing our ability to navigate.

PETA gets upstaged.  (Possibly NSFW)

The indestructible airman.

SCOTUS 6th amendment win.

Mysterious bacteria killing people in Wisconsin.

Elderly woman trips, is strangled to death by her medical alert necklace.

One of those skills that is likely about to be lost forever.

AMA wants to ban drug and medical device advertising.  Now if they’d just ban the “you can sue!!!” ones too!

I want to put a tracker on him so that I can stay far away…..

Prairie dogs are not as cute and cuddly as you thought.

How to scare the living daylights out of three towns.

Rhode Island wants to make it illegal to have latch key kids.

A look at the data of police shootings.

A look at why Trump is so popular.  Spoiler, it doesn’t actually have to do with racial prejudice.

Ever finished a book and wished you could find out what else people read thats similar?  This link is for you.  Type in an author’s name, and look at what else people like to read who read the same author.

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Posted March 17, 2016 By Ruth

Snowmobiler who ran down Iditarod teams faces 12 charges.

Puppy lost at sea 5 weeks ago found.

Average 16-34yr old lags way behind their international peers in education.  Something tells me free college won’t fix this.

For a laugh, the reason millennials won’t eat cereal for breakfast.

.GOV wants to buy your garage bomb idea.

Former FBI says the NSA could crack the iphone.

If your elderly neighbor suddenly goes “missing” it might be worth checking on her, and not just because she might have fallen and hurt herself!

FDA is trying to crack down on fertilizer again.

Play from your PS4 against folks on the XBOX1, finally!

A couple canine cancer studies owners should be aware of.

Hogwarts gets its first IT manager.

The VA finally noticed it let this Vet slip through the cracks.

I laughed, but I don’t think that was the expected reaction!

If you’re going to point out someone’s crimes, make sure you have the right employer!

Probably NSFW even though it might technically slip past the filters!  But worth it for the laugh.

A couple years old, but the Coast Guard gave this Vet a viking funeral!

Things you don’t think about when you think about the Iditarod!

Colorado passes bill to end rain barrel ban.

A 7th grader might just be smarter than the NFL (not that thats hard).

How to survive an 11 story fall.

Evolution at its finest.

Jurassic park here we come…..

 

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Posted March 7, 2016 By Ruth

The things kids will do to get out of a test.

Maybe saturated fat isn’t the problem afterall.

Stupidity kills.  Sometimes its you, sometimes its the person or animal you thought you were helping.

The real story of milk and fat.

I’d love to see programs like this being utilized at more animal shelters.

He’s 77, and works 20 jobs.  I feel lazy now.

Nebraska considering law that would require a criminal conviction before forfeiture of property can occur.

How to recycle an old sweater into yarn.

Working before 10am is equivalent to torture.  I coulda told them that.  Course, my mom would insist that having to wait till 10am to punch in is torture……

RI wants to make it a crime to “allow” your trees to shed normal debris on your neighbor’s lawn.

 

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Posted February 20, 2016 By Ruth

An example of why you need to be very carefull about what you share around social media.  Many times its just one person’s opinion, which can vary quite a bit from fact, and there are people for whom the law means nothing as long as public opinion is with them…..

A possible upgrade in data storage is on its way.

GE to phase out CFLs.

The latest in (high end) truck bed campers.

Turns out there may be a definable reason for the rise in mental disorders in the young (not that we all couldn’t have figured it out I’m sure).

Read the captions!

Now they need to make a bigger one for me.  Bacon!

More on the discussion of Livestock Guardian Dogs.

Bogie, this one’ll ring a bell for you.  Personally, I’m just hoping I can beat average for once.  I’d really to NOT take 5yrs (and 5 doctors) to find a doctor who’ll listen to me.

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Posted February 15, 2016 By Ruth

I used to do a post which was basically just a list of interesting links and stories I’d found recently.  For various reasons I slowly stopped doing it.  Which doesn’t mean that I stopped collecting interesting links, I just mostly toss them onto my FB page and promptly forget…..

I’ve decided I really ought to share some of these more, so, here’s some of the links that caught my eye in the last couple weeks:

Dutch Police are training eagles to catch drones

Some contractors were a bit startled to discover what had taken shelter in their work overnight.

I didn’t realize pepper spray was illegal in Denmark.

This one may be past action point, but still good info.  NJ wants to make it illegal to buy a pup (or kitten) from anyone “sight unseen”.  They also want to remove buyer protections from anyone buying a pup (or kitten) from anywhere.  Since its part of a bill to stop the selling of pups (and kittens) in pet stores getting this law stopped will be difficult.

Simpson College’s shooting club is under fire.

Know someone in Canada who lost custody of their child over a drug test with screwy results?  They may want to read this.

If you have hiccups that won’t go away there may be a reason.

I’ve thought off and on about getting a tattoo, but rarely do I see ones that really make me want one.  There are exceptions to that though.

Dog owners, and parents of small children, in Hercules CA need to keep a close eye on the ground.

One of my biggest gripes about the purebred dog show world, so few of those award winning dogs have actually done anything approaching “work”.  There are exceptions though!

I swear suddenly there’s been an influx of rabid animals found in the North East.  Not sure if the otherwise mild winter had been to blame or what.  The lastest that I’ve seen.

A mug for those of us who still remember DOS.

Elephants are afraid of bees.  Who knew!

More zero tolerance ruining the lives of kids.  Since when are drug detection dogs trained to smell out Advil.  Is THAT why we keep hearing about dogs reporting drugs when there aren’t any?  And how much is the school paying to have their parking lot checked by drug dogs??

Sometimes companies go out of their way to do the right thing.  And when it happens they deserve all the credit!

Queensland Aus police decide tshirt launcher is a category B weapon.

Ever wondered what exactly it is that a Livestock Guardian Dog is and does?  Here’s a video for you.

My husband’s not much of a country fan, but even he had to admire this voice:

Thought crime and traditional publishing.

NY’s at it again. This one’s better than some of the others I’ve seen in the past, but it still doesn’t take into account working dogs, and people who work odd hours. AND would require veterinary and ACO written approval to tether a dog for more than 3hrs AND requires that such approval be redone every 60 days. Nor are there accommodations for areas with laws forbidding fencing, or where laws restrict fencing to be no more than 3-4 feet tall requiring a tether as a 2ndary form of restraint.

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Posted July 18, 2013 By Ruth

I haven’t done this in forever!

Missing man found in front yard.

Just….EEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

Target practice!

We might be able to turn off Down Syndrome.

She wants to be a paraplegic.

Body paint isn’t considered clothing.

 

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Posted March 5, 2013 By Ruth

Onondaga county passes a resolution against the SAFE act, 14-3.  I’m kinda amazed that Onondaga did this, I honestly expected them to be one of the hold out counties.

NYS Assembly expected to pass state minimum wage increase.  To $9/hr.  Guys, that isn’t going to help…..