Walgreens has an app that hooks in to the pedometer app on my iPhone and counts my steps. Walking points get added to points I earn for performing other praiseworthy actions like, for example, buying stuff at Walgreens. I can use them—the points—to buy more stuff. At Walgreens.
Like this morning, for example, I traded in some of my healthy walking points for not one but two bags of potato chips. Win-win.
Politico The House of Representatives is telling the military to lower the volume. Lawmakers who have been advocating for reducing the size and cost of military bands - now a half-billion-dollar a year enterprise - won a key victory Thursday with passage of a ...…
We have plenty of music as it is. In fact you might say we have a music glut. Have you ever been on a bus next to one of those guys who's singing along with his iPod?
If they try reducing the size and cost of military wars, that might possibly be a good thing too.
Chatty parrot may be submitted as evidence in murder trial
A foul-mouthed parrot may provide key evidence in the murder trial of a Michigan woman accused of killing her husband more than a year ago. Read the full story…
Listing global irritants like mass migration, terrorism, climate change, Biden said those factors are leading to leaders "peddling xenophobia, nationalism, and isolationism," including in the United States.
Swamp Bats Defeat Mountaineers
BRATTLEBORO [VT] >> Closer Michael LaBeau, who is a Bellows Falls Union High School graduate, fanned two batters in 1.2 innings of work and picked up his fourth save of the season as the Keene Swamp Bats downed the Vermont Mountaineers 5-3 in front of 1,463 fans at Alumni Field on Thursday night.
Keene is in New Hampshire, just across the river and a little bit down the road from Brattleboro and 39 miles from where I am if I'm a crow, according to Siri. I don't know how far that is in swamp bat but maybe some day I'll find out.
Huffington Post The Sanders campaign compiled an email list with 130 million names, a donor list that produced over $200 million in contributions, and a volunteer army of millions of enthusiastic supporters.…
The establishment Democrats still don't get it. Bernie's passionate supporters actually believe in his agenda, and they view the Democrat Party as deeply entangled with Wall Street and the top 1 percent. They are not going to volunteer for Hillary no matter what Sanders says.
"Thomas Pickering, one of the country’s most respected diplomats and a and former ambassador to Israel and the United Nations, has been quietly taking money from Boeing while vocally supporting the Iran nuclear deal—testifying before Congress, writing letters to high-level officials, and penning op-eds for outlets like The Washington Post."
…maybe we should ban politicians until we figure out what’s going on.
"And it appears that Hillary Clinton’s troubles are mounting, as Bloomberg reported that the hackers may have penetrated the Clinton Foundation’s systems."
Time to start studying the list of alternate candidates. It’s a long one; it’ll take a while.
"Authorities also found 2,000 rounds of ammo, a bulletproof vest emblazoned with the word “police,” tactical gear, a small amount of pot, three prescription pills and a pot pipe"
Guys try to sneak weapons into Manhattan through Holland tunnel in this top-secret truck…
For extra credit, driver was concealing a loaded .45 by sitting on it.
Athletes—a whole country—banned for doping, sewage in the water, killer mosquitos and now, jaguars…
They should hand out gold medals just for showing up.
You know that buying [a movie ticket] online assures you a seat without having to move from your seat. This is what Americans call freedom.
Here's why the RNC needs Donald Trump to step up his fundraising game - The Washington Post
For the presumptive nominee of a major party to have only $1.3 million in the bank isn't just unusual, it's positively stunning. That figure is what you expect from someone running for a House seat, not someone faced with mounting a national campaign whose costs could approach a billion dollars.
No, it's not having a meager $1.3 million in the bank that's stunning, it's that a campaign for president might cost as much as $1 billion.
When we sell our government to the highest bidder we get what we deserve.
Kim Kardashian slams Senate for not passing gun control legislation
Kim Kardashian on Tuesday slammed the Senate for failing to pass gun control measures following last week's mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Read the full story
…which still seems to be on the way any minute now)…
…the flying car!
…now also seems to be on the way any minute now according to the Washington Post, here.
Although, just as it's often said those guys who wrote the Second Amendment never imagined AR-15's we, three-quarters of a century ago when we first began dreaming about flying cars never imagined traffic on any big-city expressway during rush hour.
We're probably going to need some flying tow trucks too.
One of these days I'll remember, and imagine how good that will be.
"You know, sometimes you've typed a whole message and you realize at the end that you're entirely lacking in emojification…"
"[And] Trump has more youth votes than Clinton."
"NEW YORK — Big Wall Street donors have a message for Hillary Clinton: Keep Elizabeth Warren off the ticket or risk losing millions of dollars in contributions."
Hillary knows how to keep those Wall Street guys in line. Do what they say, is how.
Me, I’m a Warren fan, but now we need her in the Senate where she can do us some good. She can be the New Bernie sometime else.
Or pigs. Does anybody anywhere object to eating pigs?
The Moon Hasn't Done This In Nearly Half A Century
The Huffington Post - US
Look to the skies this evening and you'll enjoy something of a rare phenomenon: A full moon on the same day as the summer solstice -- something that hasn't happened since 1967. ... Read the full story
"The Sun gets super high so this moon must be super-low. Even at its loftiest at 1 a.m., it's downright wimpy-low," astronomer Bob Berman wrote on the Old Farmer's Almanac website. "This forces its light through thicker air, which also tends to be humid this time of year, and the combination typically makes it amber colored. This is the true Honey Moon."
Donald Trump says US should consider profiling Muslims
… but US Attorney General Loretta Lynch, apparently, wants Muslims to profile themselves.
"It is very important for to us maintain our contacts within the Muslim community, because, often, individuals, if they're from that community and they're being radicalized, their friends and family members will see it first. They will see activity first. And we want that information to come to us," Lynch said on CNN's "State of Union."
Or Lyndon Johnson, for that matter, or Gerald Ford or James Buchanan, yada yada…Obama says there’s never been a better qualified candidate than Clinton—the H one—but have a look at this chart before you swallow that.
"Sharon, 44, feasted on the furry appendage sometime between Nov. 7 and Nov. 11, according to a criminal complaint. He later brought the dog to St. Francis Animal Hospital, but kept nibbling on his pet’s ear in the veterinarian’s office, court papers say."
"In an official decree published Friday afternoon by acting governor Francisco Dornelles, the state government said the crisis could cause a “total collapse in public security, health, education, transport and environmental management.”"
Somehow The Girl from Ipanema will never sound the same.