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Good News For California

Can Speaking At A Government Meeting Get You Arrested? The Atlantic recently published an article that indicates that speaking in public to a government body may get you arrested if politicians don’t like what you say. Recently, a Kaplan, Louisiana teacher asked school board members why the superintendent just received a five digit salary increase [...]

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Adding Insult To Injury

Many Websites Now Urge Consumers To Avoid Romaine Lettuce Purchases The Centers for Disease Control is investigating 17 cases of E.coli outbreaks in 13 states. Canada’s public health agency is also investigating a lettuce caused outbreak. At least 12 websites urge consumers avoid buying Romaine lettuce until health investigations have been completed. To read a [...]

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Unusual Ancestries Listed By State

Brookings’ Study Reveals Access To Health Care Reduces Crime The Brookings Institution recently released a study that argues access to healthcare lowers crime rates. The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC The institution regularly conducts studies that may offer new insights and solutions to current problems faced by government. [...]

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List of 20 Companies With Highest Profits Per Employee

Good News For 2017 The New York Post reported that the crime rate in New York City is the lowest it has been since the 1950s. Crimes in the seven major categories fell by 2.8 percent. To find out the specific statistics by category, visit https://nypost.com/2017/03/01/nycs-low-crime-rate-just-got-even-lower/. So, those of you who postponed a trip to [...]

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Watch Your Words, Passwords

Holidays Pose Hazards To Pet Health Medline Plus recently posted tips to keep dogs and cats healthy during the holiday season. Most Vets caution pet owners to keep human treats such as chocolate away from pets. Cat owners need to make sure that cats stay away from poinsettias. The plants will kill them. For other [...]

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Tom Lehrer Needs To Write An Update

Ancients Invented Fridges Earlier Than Thought If you think that your Fridge is a 20th Century invention, the website Ancient Origins recently published a piece that says that ancient desert dwellers in Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East invented ice houses and refrigerators at least 2,400 years ago. The ingenious design used mud bricks [...]

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Mistakes Will Happen

Propublica Says There Are Bombs In Our Backyards Investigative journalism site www.Propublica.org/ recently posted a piece that says that nationwide, the military has high risk sites that hold bombs or toxic waste. New York alone has 32 high risk and medium risk sites. California holds the most medium and high risk bomb sites at 131. [...]

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Many Mass Murders Are Also Domestic Abusers

Many Mass Murderers Are Also Domestic Abusers According to a recent post, of the 156 mass shootings from 2009 to 2016 more than half the killers also had a history of domestic violence. Many men who commit domestic violence become known to police agencies. But all too often, these men find ways to avoid jail [...]

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Not All Viking Warriors Were Men

American Corporations Paying Employees The Least The website 24/7 Wall Street recently published a list of American corporations that pay employees the lowest wages. As you may expect, retail stores and fast food businesses lead the list. Companies such as Chipotle Mexican Grill, Starbucks and Walmart are prominent members of this group. Hotel Chains such [...]

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Drug OD’s Higher in Rural Areas Than In Cities

Drug OD’s Higher In Rural Areas Than In Cities The Center for Disease Control recently released a report that indicates rural areas face higher drug overdose deaths than cities face. The center says that rural areas need more attention from federal agencies to fight this serious drug epidemic. Although the actual number of drug deaths [...]

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    The idea for this blog arose from fourteen years of writing columns on the same idea that I produce monthly for my computer club newsletter. Over the years I found a number of the Internet URLs featured in a particular column became dated because I ... Read Full
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