There’s one week to go in the 2014 Major League Baseball season and in the tightly contested American League Wild Card race it’s not so much a matter of “Who wants it more?” than it is, “Does anyone want it at all?” Over the past few weeks the teams jockeying for these coveted two wild-card spots have not only failed to separate themselves from the rest of the pack, they almost seem hell-bent on k
By Ward Calhoun on Sep 22, 2014
A significant number of black Democrats in Missouri are not just vowing to but have actually organized to withhold support in the upcoming elections from any candidate — Democrat, Republican or Independent — whom they deem as “disrespectful” of the black community. According to The Associated Press, the just organized Fannie Lou Hamer Coalition, headquartered in St. Louis, will monitor political
By Herbert Dyer, Jr. on Sep 22, 2014
India is a massive country with a population of 1.2 billion and growing. It is a fascinating country that drew in 6.97 million foreign visitors in 2013. Tourists can easily be overwhelmed by the all the cars, motorcycles, bicycles and people pushing carts that share the road. Public transportation within metropolises like Delhi and Mumbai can be daunting or unpractical, thus, in India, tourist tax
By Elaine Cheung on Sep 22, 2014
Science & Tech
Despite most countries having in place "quotas" for CO2 emissions, the global sprint for growth means a new record high of 40 billion tons of the greenhouse gas being pumped into the atmosphere will be reached this year. The rate of growth in CO2 emissions, the main contributor to global warming, means that what remains of CO2 quota, aimed at stabilizing such emissions, may be exhausted within one
By Robert Myles on Sep 22, 2014
“You gotta stop 'em at the beginning. Like they shoulda stopped Hitler at Munich, they shoulda never let him get away with that, they were just asking for big trouble ...” That quote by the character Peter Clemenza in The Godfather is probably the single biggest lesson from World War II. Actions taken in the years before WWII, or delayed for lack of will, are a relevant model for today’s world. In
By James Stotter on Sep 21, 2014
Well, as I wrote earlier in the spring, the bathroom do over is done over. But the decision to do it, the days leading up to it and the final completion will be etched on my mind until I reach the human checkout. Because, doing a renovation is like having constipation – it is a strain and you can't wait for it to be over. The two have even more in common when the area to undergo the transformation
By Barry Ellsworth on Sep 20, 2014
The cat who always says "no" has said "yes" to a movie deal. This coming holiday season, the film Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever is coming to a small screen near you. That means some Hollywood star or voice-over artist will get the honor of being the voice of Grumpy Cat, the most unhappy looking kitty in all of Internet kittydom. And that lucky Hollywood star is Aubrey Plaza from NBC's Parks a
By Joe Kukura on Sep 19, 2014
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