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Flip the switch to the "on" position. Watch the roaches scatter. Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

AlGore and Obama should be proud of them, as they've had a "carbon footprint" of near zero for nearly five decades.

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Everybody panic! There's a Planet to be Saved! Consider the language of these news headlines: ‘Fuelling Extinction: Obama Budget Is Killer For Endangered Species’ (Huffington Post, February 2015). ‘“Racing Extinction” Sounds Alarm On Ocean’s Endangered Creatures’ (NBC News, January 2015)....

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Folks around here just assumed it was due to Washington's legalization of weed, but that apparently wasn't the case: it was a Russian assault on our airspace! Large fires burning in Khakassia, a region in southeastern Siberia, were started by...

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President Obama's touting a plan to train veterans for solar careers, noting that it's a fast-growing industry with good-paying jobs. That's an interesting take, when you consider that here in Oregon, heavily-subsidized SolarWorld pays $11 an hour - higher than...

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That didn't take long; a Medford, Oregon jury only deliberated about an hour before returning a guilty verdict. They determined that pig farmer Susan Monica did indeed shoot and dismember two farm-hands and then fed them to her pigs. Circuit...

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The 24 year-old computer science student probably should have stuck to his studies. Instead, he decided to get all "radicalized" and demonstrate his devotion to Allah. PARIS (AP) -- An Islamic extremist with an arsenal of loaded guns was prevented...

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Suddenly, she's "tired of the mean-spiritedness in politics". In her early campaign stops, Clinton has cast herself as above the political back-and-forth, vowing to change the harsh partisan tone in Washington. “I am tired of the mean-spiritedness in politics,” she...

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For every right wing lunatic in an Idaho cabin, there are 500 left wing lunatics with tenure at a state university. -David Burge@iowahawk Yeah, that pretty much nails it.

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Maryland's Hop Theory is getting set to release their first round of teabag-style infusers that they claim will transform plain old lager beer into brews that taste more like craft beers, but without the expense. Supposedly, it takes only a...

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Today's news from USA Today is kind of scary; a new survey confirms that over one-third of Americans are certifiably insane. Many people are woefully unprepared financially for retirement, and they shouldn't count on working longer to make up the...

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When leaders from across the globe gathered in Paris in a show of solidarity in regard to the massacre last week (as well as to demonstrate their concern over Mann-made global warming, so no jet fuel was used to get...

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Great! You'll just need to answer a few of their job interview questions, to see if you're a good fit. If you don't make it to at least internship level, that's okay - Microsoft's hiring. The first two questions are...

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Twenty of the Topeka rabble-rousers showed up in Portland yesterday, kicking things off yesterday morning with a "protest" at Oregon Convention Center, where a conference for LGBT Christians was being held. While the Westboro gang paraded around with their signs,...

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An Illinois wildlife photographer found that a bald eagle nest had blown out of a tree and two injured eaglets were on the ground, so he took them into his garage and called a rehab center, who came out and...

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Here in the USA, trainloads of corn are converted into biofool to satisfy government mandates. That drives up the cost of everything from cereal to tortillas and beyond, but our government considers turning food into fuel an essential step in...

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Any cold location is due to weather, but any warm location is due to climate change. That's the spin that alarmists put out, and it's laughable on its face. They ignore space-based sensor data that shows no significant elevation in...

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Oh goody - Metro is now building a trail! Just what we need, certainly: As part of the regional trail network, the Ice Age Tonquin Trail will provide connections with the Westside and Fanno Creek trails. There may also be...

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Nothing but reruns on: Mittens tosses his hat into the ring yet again, George Zimmerman is arrested yet again, and the usual nutters are out trolling. Same old same old. Well, at least Babs Boxer's announced that she won't be...

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Ever so politically correct, CNN's Chris Cuomo referred to a French terrorist born of Senegal immigrant parents as "African-American", prompting Anderson Cooper to jump in to correct him. Sure, it was just a small mistake and quickly corrected, but it...

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The temperature at Mars' Gale Crater when recorded by the Curiosity rover on Thursday was 17.6F, compared to the 6F high in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Of course, the crater's near the equator of Mars, but still. That high temperature beat...

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This is a tale of two cities: the San Jose of Silicon Valley, home of the ultra-geek and the ultra-rich, and its counterpart along Coyote Creek. Known as the Jungle, it's the largest homeless camp in the country. In a...

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I'd idly wondered on occasion, over the years, just how the phrase originated, and today I found out: According to the American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, a hot cake is essentially a pancake. The term was born in the mid-1800s...

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Speaking of zoonotic diseases - as we did yesterday - I'd intended to mention an important urban vector: the raccoon. It's just as well that I spaced it and derailed the train of thought, because I just ran across an...

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While a bunch of folks were parading through the streets in Minnesota to protest the grand jury's decision in Missouri, some dolt drove a car into them. That's just nuts; people have a right to peaceful protest. Sometimes that may...

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Their new buildings in downtown Seattle will have 10 million square feet - an estimated 71,500 employees will be working there. Meanwhile, in Portland, the mayor crows when a web company moves from San Francisco to the Rose City, bringing...

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A project tracking grizzly bears and hunters in Grand Teton National Park has yielded some interesting preliminary results. The bears have an incredible sense of smell, estimated to be some seven times more sensitive than that of a bloodhound; they...

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What do rabies, Ebola and West Nile virus all have in common? They're among a range of zoonotic diseases - jumping from animals to humans. And West Nile was first noted here in the USA not by the CDC nor...

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The Americanization of the Brits seems well underway, as they're increasingly buying turkeys and roasting them up for Thanksgiving. Tesco American buyer Haris Deane says: ‘It’s now an important holiday in both the U.S. and the UK, so we’ve ensured...

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First, the idiot bought a Ford. An F-350. Top of the line. Who buys a Ford? Then, the idiot did what so many with penis issues did: he spent an extra five grand on a lift-kit to stick it higher...

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