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

I've spent a week farting around the house, as generally, snow and ice only last a few days around here. Not this year: the street's still a mix of compacted snow and ice, and more freezing rain is on the...

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Alabama is currently one of only three states that observe a combined Martin Luther King Jr./Robert E. Lee holiday. Lee was born on Jan. 19, 1807; King was born on Jan. 15, 1929. Filed under: Things I Did Not Know....

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The wife of the gunman who carried out a mass shooting an Orlando, Florida, nightclub was arrested by the FBI today in San Francisco, the FBI and her lawyer said. Gunman Omar Mateen's wife, Noor Salman, was charged with obstruction...

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Breast cancer patients who undergo mastectomies face problems with varying degrees of resolvability; in Rwanda, for example, patients are ostracized because they're considered cursed. But even in normal countries there are issues: silicone breast prostheses, are hot, heavy and expensive....

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The agency yesterday announced that it is not going to pay the $1.2 billion in claims filed against it after their actions triggered a catastrophic spill of mine wastes that polluted rivers in multiple states. Attorneys for the EPA and...

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Nope, contrary to popular rumor, recipients aren't buying lobster and high-grade beef cuts with food stamps. According to a USDA study, they spend a lot of the money on this: SNAP households spent 9.3 percent of their grocery budgets on...

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The Midwest is now getting a taste of what we've been dealing with in Portland in the sense of ice ranging in depth from one-quarter to one-half inch. Great stuff. But they don't mess around like Oregon does: "The precipitation...

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The Bundy Gang spokesman, "LaVoy" Finicum, managed to get himself shot to death by OSP last January 26, though a lot of supporters still claim that he was "murdered by the FBI". Anyhow, the Widder Finicum is a-headin' out to...

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Democratics are bailing out of D.C. ahead of the Ferret-top inauguration because they just can't stand the pain. These are the same folks who during the last two elections were gleefully telling Republicans to buck up because elections have consequences....

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RBB&B Circus will shut down in May. Animal rights groups celebrated the news. As might be expected. I heard some months ago from a relative who lives near the RBB&B elephant retirement center and research compound that they were going...

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A lot of pundits and Democratics are appalled over his recent suggestion that maybe, just maybe, our "intelligence" services leave something to be desired. Well, there is rather a difference between being employed in intelligence-gathering and actually having brains. It...

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The Old Farmer's Almanac 2017 predicted snow showers to late January and slightly below average temperatures in February. I may have to buy one. They seem to beat the highly-paid meteorologists on TV almost every time. We put chains on...

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Right away, sir! Well-trained, at least three out of four. Not bad!

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California’s bullet train could cost taxpayers 50% more than estimated — as much as $3.6 billion more. And that’s just for the first 118 miles through the Central Valley, which was supposed to be the easiest part of the route...

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Put nothing past her.

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It's illegal to live in a storage unit, in part because there's no secondary egress. So why are "tiny houses" okay? Thomas was moving his 95-square-foot home from Seattle to Las Vegas when he stopped in Hermiston to avoid bad...

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The Seattlepi.com reports (https://goo.gl/trrjoL ) the Washington State Department of Health said Friday the flu is now at an epidemic level in the state. Officials say 38 of the 46 deaths occurred in people who were 65 or older. If...

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The first US death from pan-resistant bacterial infection occurred in September of last year, according to a report published yesterday. According to CDC, the elderly Reno, Nevada woman apparently acquired the infection during an extended visit to India: The patient...

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It's always a good idea to make sure that the ice is stable before casting into that British Columbia river. Feelin' kinda lonely.... Although when it comes to "green transit", he may be onto something.

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21 degrees, winds at 80 mph in the Gorge - which means we get a lot of it here. No wonder I was thinking I was hearing howling around the house - and it wasn't the dog. 21 degrees here,...

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PANAMA CITY: “Obama has screwed all Cubans,” Yadiel Cruz, a Cuban in Panama bitterly told Agence France-Presse on Thursday upon learning the US president has suddenly made it tougher for migrants like him to get into America. The 33-year-old summed...

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That foot and a half of snow - plus drifts - in the driveway was just getting to be too much to shovel along, and then I found Jonathan Braithwaite from Markham · Woah! He sent a text saying that...

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A $1.4 billion lawsuit pitting Oregon timber counties against the state will no longer include Clatsop County. The Clatsop County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 Wednesday night to opt out of the class-action suit that included 15 counties throughout Oregon....

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A flurry of activity from Obama as he names five new national monuments and rushes to expand existing protected lands. Gotta create that all-important "legacy" - as national and foreign policy have both flopped.

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Save The Polar Bears!

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In addition to the usual military-grade armor common to Presidential limos, Trump's Cadillac features a tear-gas cannon, shotguns, and several bottles of Trump's blood in case the ambulance that accompanies the presidential motorcade is unable to get to him. Given...

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It's been all over broadcast television as "a heart-warming 'news' story" - but I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest that it's about as likely as the "Trump got golden showers from hookers in Russia" stories...

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Applied on the exchange when they told me to get started. And somehow the system turned upside down and farted. They sent letter after letter, now what ya s'posed to do? There ain't no thing like Obamacare blues. All told,...

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Daesh really are the JV team; they're so inept that in the confusion following a set of airstrikes over the past couple of days in the battle for Mosul, they ended up shooting each other. Man, don't you hate when...

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Arkansas Zoo, the headline reads, "Announces Birth Of Baby Wolf Pups". I fear that American zoo staff are incapable of common sense these days; a situation that has gradually increased over the last three decades or so. They now consider...

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