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Humanitarian Crisis Overshadowed By Focus On Administration
SEATTLE (AP) - Eight of the largest U.S.-based aid groups are joining together in a new campaign to address what the United Nations calls the world's largest humanitarian crisis in more than 70 years.
More than 20 million people are at risk of famine in nine African nations and Yemen, but Richard Ste…
Whip It, Whip It Good – Easter In Eastern Europe!
The Blessed Easter season has triggered some unusual customs around the world and www.theguardian.com  reports on a strange one out of the Czech Republic. Feminists cover your eyes. There's an Easter tradition where young men make a baton of braided willow branches and then go about the co…
Would You Pay To Pick Up Polar Bear Poo At The Z00?
There is an old joke that ends with a punch line of  “What? And give up show business?”  As I recall it has something to do with sweeping up after elephants at the circus!
Well, this story is no joke.  If a little “shovel work” is…
Sorry Kreskin, Most People Don’t Want To Know The Future
If you had a crystal ball or tarot cards and could look into your future, would you?  If, like famed mindreader Kreskin, you could allegedly see the future, would you want to know all that comes next?
Jimmy Buffet sings “I love the now” which is all about living in th…
Sweden Suggests Paid Break For Sex – Thoughts, Comments?
Sweden, Sweden, Sweden, we are constantly told to look to Sweden as a model of sophisticated modern behavior.  Why can’t we be more like Sweden, they ask.  Well, for starters they wear scratchy wool sweaters and then there are 9 and a half million Swedes compared to 320 mil…
9th Circut Panel Rules Against Trump Travel Ban
How clear does it have to be? Better question.  How devoid of politics does it have to be? Today the three judge panel of the 9th circuit court of appeals ruled that concern for a few college kids and professors outweighed national security interests as expressed by President Trump...

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