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Cartoon of the Day: Swine Flu

I found this simplistic little gem on cartoonstock.com.  The catchy name “Swine Flu” has been denounced by the US Department of Health as a misleading title that might end up hurting the pork industry.  Does nobody have a heart for the alphanumeric industry?

– Scott Bufis

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Entertainment

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For movies opening July 31, 2015

OPENING THIS WEEKKam's Kapsules:Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun                                                               by Kam WilliamsFor movies opening July 31, 2015BIG BUDGET FILMSMission Impossible: Rogue Nation (PG-13 for action, violence and brief partial nudity) Fifth installment of the espionage franchise finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) reassembling his crack team of spies to take out the international syndicate of … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Books

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Between the World and Me

   Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi CoatesSpiegel & GrauHardcover, $24.00168 pages, IllustratedISBN: 978-0-8129-9354-7Book Review by Kam Williams“In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about american history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crisis.Americans have built an empire on the … [Read More its Good for You...]

Art

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More Than a Score

  ACRONYM TO FOLLOW by Peter Brav   Finally Our Day has come There’s a Day for everything For doughnuts, siblings, eight track tapes Grilled cheese, daughters and sons to work Encouragement, Alzheimer’s Coffee, math, chewing gum Blasphemy, yo-yos And now finally One for us Truly a Day to celebrate National Don’t Shoot An Unarmed Brother Doctor King Not Seeing Progress George Orwell Laughing It Is So About the … [Read More its Good For You...]

Real Estate

Housing Sales Increase but Questions Remain

Housing Sales Increase but Questions Remain By Burt Carey   Big bankers and mortgage lenders like Bank of America and Merrill Lynch say changing demographics are fueling a first-time home buyers market in 2015 that may be short-lived. Real estate, it seems, is heating up – at least for value seekers. At the current rate, home sales are on pace to post their best year since 2007, even with increased prices. Fueling the action are … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Lifestyle

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USA: The Runner’s-Up Are Taking Over

  USA: The Runner’s-Up Are Taking Over ~by Cindy Haynes   There are familiar stand-out locations in America that people wish to move to in their retirement years (or a heck of a lot sooner). But now, the runner’s up – the previously second or even third choices out there in America – are finding their way onto peoples’ bucket lists because of the complete overhaul these towns and cities have been accomplishing, even … [Read More its Good for You...]

Outdoors

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Green Technology Helping Map Marine World

  Green Technology Helping Map Marine World by Ted Lund   Residents of the San Francisco Bay area are among the first to benefit from a new program launched with the help of Google, which is changing the way researchers map shorelines and the global sea level rise. But at first glance, it’s obvious the vessel doing the heavy lifting isn’t just any ordinary boat. “It’s a Google Boat,” says staff scientist for the San … [Read More its Good for You...]

Sports

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MLB’s Top 10 Stars Under Age 25

MLB's Top 10 Stars Under Age 25 By Burt Carey   Don't look now but Major League Baseball's stars of tomorrow have already checked in, and in a big way. A record 20 players at this year's MLB All-Star game in Cincinnati were under 25 years old, marking a youthful push that hasn't been seen in the game for decades. With young players becoming baseball's biggest stars, it's worth a tip of the cap to salute the top 10 rated … [Read More its Good for You...]

Business

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Move Over Toyota: VW Leads Global Sales for 2015

  Move Over Toyota: VW Leads Global Sales for 2015 By Burt Carey   German automaker Volkswagen surpassed Toyota in the first six months of 2015, selling 5.04 million vehicles to become the world's top carmaker by sales. Industry analysts are weary, however, facing an unsure market in China, where economic struggles and a faltering stock market could have an impact on Volkswagen's sales for the rest of the year. China is VW's … [Read More its Good for You...]

Travel

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4 Great Tips for Booking a Fall Caribbean Cruise

  4 Great Tips for Booking a Fall Caribbean Cruise By Burt Carey Looking to slip away to the Caribbean for a week or two in the fall is a smart decision for those who enjoy cruises. Hurricane season in the Caribbean is classic deal season for experienced cruisers. With families and kids back in school and stormy weather threatening the region, the Caribbean actually becomes an adult playground in the fall, but you'll have to be … [Read More its Good for You...]

Green Living

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The ‘Green’ World Delves into Animal Bias

  The ‘Green’ World Delves into Animal Bias   By Samantha Lewis   All headlines are packed with the horror and destruction that prejudice and violence are bringing about in the United States. People hurting people based on religion or skin color – issues that should have gone out of this country many, many decades ago. But there is also a great prejudice happening in the animal world – a bias that millions are trying to … [Read More its Good for You...]