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The United States according to the definitive treaty of peace signed at Paris Sept. 3d. 1783. | Library of Congress

Hey, here's everything you want to know about buying hay

At Sauk Centre's hay auction, buyers/sellers roll in a hurry

"It's like the Father, Son and Holy Ghost," Wessel jokes, in terms of the interlocking parts of agriculture.

That too. 

Redefining the word, "surprising"

Forbes Britney Spears has been surprisingly beaten to the top of the charts - by Barbra Streisand. At least that's what's just happened in Britain, where Streisand's 35th studio album, Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, on Columbia, debuts this week ...


Masters of understatement

FBI releases Hillary Clinton email investigation documents - The Washington Post

"The documents, which total 58 pages, do not seem to provide any major revelations about Clinton’s actions — though they paint her and her staff as either unaware of or unconcerned with State Department policies on email use. The materials also show that the FBI was unable to track down all of Clinton’s devices, including phones, it sought, and that made it impossible for agents to definitively answer every question they had, including whether Clinton’s emails were hacked."

Like I’ve always said, if you really want to get rid of it dump it in a deep river somewhere.

Wait, what?

Clinton says could not recall all briefings due to concussion: FBI report | Reuters
"Hillary Clinton told the FBI she did not recall all the briefings she received on handling sensitive information as she made the transition from her post as U.S. secretary of state, due to a concussion suffered in 2012, according to a report released Friday.…
…"'in December of 2012, Clinton suffered a concussion and then around the New Year had a blood clot (in her head). Based on her doctor’s advice, she could only work at State for a few hours a day and could not recall every briefing she received, the report said."
She can’t remember because she had a blood clot on her brain? While she was serving as secretary of haha state?
Well, one thing’s for sure. If you want to make sure as few people as possible notice the information you’re releasing, release it on the Friday before a three-day weekend. Thanks, FB giggle I.

Whoa, thanks for the heads-up!

Prof Mocks Activists With 'Trigger Warnings' For Math | The Daily Caller
"At the top of his newly-released syllabus, in bright red, Schwartz warns students “TRIGGER WARNING: physics, trigonometry, sine, cosine, tangent, vector, force, work, energy, stress, quiz, grade.”
I guess this trigger warning thing is a good idea after all. Clearly this is not the course for us.

(Read more on that little Tucker’s web site, The Daily Caller, at the link above.)

Thousands more reasons not to buy an all-electric car

1 dead, thousands without power in wake of Hurricane Hermine | Chicago Sun-Times

Electricity holds lots of promise for a cleaner future, but we’re going to have to stop transmitting it over wires the Pilgrims strung up (or, in the case of Florida, conquistadors). It’s all about the grid.

And all for no extra charge (except $25/bag)

Airline mixes up 5-year-old boys, flies them to wrong cities | Chicago Sun-Times



Everything works out

God has solved the Montauk party problem | New York Post

An ocean research organization has discovered a nursery and probably even the birthing site of great white sharks in the North Atlantic — and it's near Montauk, Long Island.

Pennies from heaven

Drought relief may come soon http://goo.gl/VRFJeb

Silly me—I thought they were talking about rain. But nope. Money. From the Feds for the farmers. It's an election year. 

A guy from Chicago…

…where Da Mare, famously, once asked a bunch of newspaper reporters "Do you want me to do business with strangers?"…explains how political corruption really works:

Say you're in a meeting with an elected official, and you say, 'I'll give you so much money if you give me this favor and that favor,' You know what happens next?" asked the man wise in the Chicago Way.

I knew, but I played along: No, what happens?

"The first thing the politician will think to himself, 'Why is he talking that way? This son of a b---- is wired up,'" he said. "And no one will ever talk to you ever again."

Read more: http://goo.gl/Rz1iJ5

But wait! There's more!

Politico Bill Clinton's staff used a decades-old federal government program, originally created to keep former presidents out of the poorhouse, to subsidize his family's foundation and an associated business, and to support his wife's private email server ...

…even as the Clintons got rich and grew their foundation into a $2 billion organization credited with major victories in the fights against childhood obesity and AIDS — while paying six figure salaries to top aides — Bill Clinton continued drawing more cash from the Former President's Act than any other ex-president, according to a POLITICO analysis. The analysis also found that Clintons' representatives, between 2001, when the Clintons left the White House, and the end of this year, had requested allocations under the Act totaling $16 million. That's more than any of the other living former presidents — Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush — requested during that span.

Read more: 

And so's yer old man

U.S. is trapped between its allies' ambitions in Syria
Syria's Kurds feel betrayed, and Turkey is angry.

"US can like it or lump it," the headline said.  


Six of one, half-dozen of the other

Your Daily Reminder that Most Americans Don't Like Hillary Clinton, Either
Vanity Fair

A new poll highlights why this election is the most unpleasant in modern history.

  60 percent dislike Trump, while 59 percent dislike Clinton. Truly, this is a race to the bottom.…Read the full story

95 light years from Earth; 96 via Russia

Alien life, or noise? Russian telescope detects 'strong signal' from sun-like star | Science | The Guardian
The news came to international attention on Saturday through Claudio Maccone of the University of Turin in Italy, who attended a talk by the scientists who recorded the signal on 15 May 2015. 

The cost of a New York minute

New Yorkers Will Pay $56 A Month To Trim A Minute Off Their Commute | FiveThirtyEight

That's how much more New Yorkers pay in rent, on average, for a one-bedroom apartment that's a minute closer by subway to Manhattan's main business districts.

What if we build that wall before he can get back?

Trump to meet with Mexican President during last minute trip

Donald Trump is traveling to Mexico Wednesday to meet with the country's president just hours before he is set to deliver a speech focused on immigration policy. Read the full story

Grab a shovel. 

Right! Also if we cover our eyes they won't be able to see us!

KERRY: The media 'would do us all a service' if they didn't cover terrorism 'quite as much'
Business Insider

"Perhaps the media would do us all a service if they didn't cover it quite as much," he continued. "People wouldn't know what's going on."

No kidding. Makes a person wonder what they're smoking over there at haha State. 


Sure but if they don't have one of those new-fangled voter IDs how can they…oh, wait

Press Herald Hackers targeted voter registration systems in Illinois and Arizona, and the FBI alerted Arizona officials in June that Russian hackers were behind the assault on the election system in that state. The bureau told Arizona officials that the threat was ...

"We believe that online voting, especially online voting in large scale, introduces great risk into the election system by threatening voters' expectations of confidentiality, accountability and blah blah blah"

Anyway, we know it has to be Russians because nobody in the U.S. would ever want to hack a vote, ever. And if they tried they would get caught right away by the FBLOLI.

No more need for industrialized factory farming with this industrialized factory milk

This company says it's figured out how to make dairy-free milk that tastes exactly like the real thing
Business Insider

Eloy Alonso/Reuters The "Got Milk?" ad campaign has done a solid job getting Americans to consume cow's milk and related products. But over the years, alternatives like almond milk and soy milk have skyrocketed in popularity as palatable replacements for people who are lactose intolerant, concerned about milk's environmental and ethical impact, or simply looking for something different. Perfect Day, a startup that's created a synthetic milk which supposedly tastes and looks just like the real thing.  Read the full story

Another kind of no-fly zone, woohoo

Woman shoots drone: "It hovered for a second and I blasted it to smithereens."
Ars Technica

Woman used a .410 shotgun against trespassing aircraft thought to be paparazzi. Read the full story


I stuck some chewing gum under my desk in the third grade

How do you tell your kids about your not-so-savory past? - The Boston Globe

Public flossing?

Man Jailed For Oral Activity On Boardwalk | The Smoking Gun


If this weren't so hilarious it would be downright funny

Trump's new aim: Poison a Clinton presidency

Politico The trick out of Brooklyn isn't just to make Hillary Clinton win but to make her win as something other than a brain-damaged crook who stole the election and will spend the next four years selling out the government from her deathbed.

And so it has come to this

Clashes intensify between U.S.-backed groups in northern Syria

Turkish warplanes pounded Kurdish positions as Syrian rebels fought Kurdish-allied forces.…

"We want to make clear that we find these clashes unacceptable and they are a source of deep concern," Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said Sunday. "This is an already crowded battle space. Accordingly, we are calling on all armed actors to stand down immediately and take appropriate measures to de-conflict."


Yes, it would probably be a good idea to…wait for it… de-conflict pretty soon. 


Disillusioned much?

Donald Trump Is Going To Be Elected

Huffington Post They voted for him when The History Channel went from showing documentaries about the Second World War to "Pawn Stars" and "Swamp People.

Just dinner and a movie is OK but otherwise it's iffy

Is It Morally Acceptable to Love Machine Guns?

The Atlantic

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Yeah, because bunnyburgers

Hong Kong's first rabbit cafe

Hong Kong's first rabbit cafe offers customers the opportunity to play with bunnies while having a bite to eat, but vets warn that this could stress the fluffy animals.