Humanity: The fossil fuel of the future?
10/01/2014 10:16 PM EDT
According to a recent study released by the National Geographic Society, although consumers in many countries are adopting environmentally friendly behaviors, others live in wasteful cultures of consumption. What might be surprising is that people who live in the developing world are more willing to do their part to curb global climate change, but people who live in more affluent societies Full Story
FCC proposal could drive up competition and Internet costs
09/30/2014 10:06 PM EDT - The Federal Communications Commission’s Media Bureau is working on a proposal this week to redefine "television" to include certain online services that offer prescheduled programming, such as Aereo. Aereo is an online video service that allowed subscribers to watch broadcast television channels on computers, tablets and Internet-connected televisions. Full Story
Welcome, Leaf Peepers!
09/29/2014 10:44 PM EDT - The term "Leaf Peeper," according to Wikipedia, is used "both with appreciation (for those businesses that benefit from the millions that pour into New England each fall) and with disdain (from those who have to use the roads that are popular with leaf peepers)." I’d like to focus on the more benevolent definition. Full Story
Old enough to vote
09/28/2014 09:06 PM EDT - The recent independence vote in Scotland was of no consequence to the United States, but there was an intriguing experiment with the vote that Americans should pay attention to. Scotland decided to allow 16- and 17-year-old voters to participate, and both statistically and anecdotally that experiment appears to have been a resounding success. Full Story
Thorns to animal cruelty to dogs, horses in the area
09/29/2014 12:44 PM EDT - THORNS to a recent situation in Bennington that ended with authorities seizing several of a man's pit bulls and then having to euthanize some of the animals due to untreated wounds and other conditions. It is sad, shocking, and as many of our Facebook commenters pointed out -- "sickening" -- to think that these dogs were subject to such animal cruelty. Full Story
A secure but open White House
09/25/2014 10:07 PM EDT - Not only did Omar Gonzalez breach White House security last week, it turns out he’d been arrested two months earlier in Virginia with a cache of guns and a map of Washington, D.C. No wonder the U.S. Secret Service is taking the incident very seriously and has vowed to upgrade security to ensure the incident isn’t repeated. Full Story
Hope and help for those with Alzheimer’s
09/24/2014 10:09 PM EDT - More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s Disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. And every 67 seconds, another American develops Alzheimer’s, which is the sixth leading cause of death (500,000 people a year) in the United States. A woman in her 60s has a one in six chance of developing the disease and almost two-thirds of Americans with Full Story
Climate summit looks to find ways to cut carbon emissions
09/23/2014 09:49 PM EDT - An array of political leaders, scientists and diplomats gathered Tuesday at the United Nations in New York to continue the noble task of finding realistic ways of cutting the world’s carbon emissions. Organizers of the summit expect it to take about a year to hammer out some sort of treaty that could be signed in Paris by the end of 2015. Full Story
Lake Wobegon investing
09/23/2014 09:49 PM EDT - Every week Garrison Keillor takes radio listeners to the attractive but fictitious Lake Wobegon, where "all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average." I enjoy his storytelling and while I won’t dispute the likelihood of those first two statements, it’s clear why all the children couldn’t be above average: It’s the math. Full Story
09/22/2014 10:45 PM EDT - While President Obama has promised not to send combat troops to the Middle East to fight the plague that is ISIS (a promise we're not sure he will be able to keep), we are encouraged by his decision to send 3,000 troops to Africa to help fight ebola. During an address at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Obama declared ebola "is a global threat, and it Full Story
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Charlie Sheen allegedly pulls knife on dentist
Former 'Two and a Half Men’ actor was supposedly on cocaine and didn’t want nitrous oxide during dental visit.