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2014-07-09
R.I.P. William 'Bill' Herbert Kelder - Intellpuke

2013-11-28
Gamers Donate 37,500 Pounds Of Food To Needy

2013-09-30
Statement From The Whitehouse Regarding The Government Shutdown

2013-09-29
An Open Response To 'Organizing for Action'

2013-08-26
Bayou Corne: The Biggest Ongoing Disaster In The U.S. You Have Not Heard Of

2013-04-21
Boston Mayor Hopes Feds 'Throw the Book' at Marathon Bombing Suspect

2013-04-19
Boston Police Closing In On Suspects

2013-04-15
2 Explosions At Boston Marathon. 2 Dead, Many Injured.

2013-01-03
The Press vs Citizens Rights and Privacy - Act 3

2012-12-30
CBS News - Year In Review 2012

Nature.com - 366 Days: 2012 In Review

The Guardian - 2012 In Review: An Interactive Guide To The Year That Was

TruTV - The Biggest Conspiracy Theories of 2012

Colbert Nation: 2012: A Look Back

FIP Year In Review(s?)

2012-12-25
Happy Holidays

2012-12-21
Welcome To A New Era!

2012-12-16
An Open Letter To United Health Care, Medcom, And The Medical Insurance Industry In General

2012-11-17
Whitehouse Petition To Remove "Under God" and "In God" From Currency And The Pledge.

2012-11-15
December 21, 2012

2012-11-11
If Hillary Clinton Ran For President, She Would Probably Be The Best-prepared Candidate In American History

2012-11-10
CIA Director David Petraeus Resigns After FBI Investigation Uncovers Affair With High-Profile Journalist

FIP Format Update

2012-11-07
Thank you for voting.

2012-11-06
Live Election Results

2012-09-30
FIP In Hiatus

2012-09-18
U.S.-Afghan Military Operations Suspended After Attacks

Iran Nuclear Chief Says IAEA Might Be Infiltrated By 'Terrorists And Saboteurs'

Romney Stands By Gaffe

2012-09-17
President Obama Says China Trade Practices Harm American Auto Parts Workers



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Pacifica clearly endangered. Reposting info here:
2014-07-29 02:31:40 (6 minutes ago) 

________________________________________
From: pdgg-request@lists.stevebrownonboard.org [pdgg-request@lists.stevebrownonboard.org

On Behalf Of Steve Brown [steve@stevebrownonboard.org]

Sent: Friday, June 13, 2014 9:44 PM


[PDGG@SteveBrownOnBoard] Please sign the court petition to halt the dismantling of Pacifica

Is the legendary Pacifica Radio Network about to be dismantled?

Here’s why you should sign the court petition at

http://www.jotformpro.com/PDGG/petition

to stop the shameful attempt to break up Pacifica
(Please forward this letter to your own email lists)

The threat to the Pacifica Network

[cid:image003.jpg@01CF8769.DCFFA110]Dear Friend of Pacifica –

A “rogue” board faction has narrowly seized control of the Pacifica Radio Network after a hotly disputed (and possibly illegal) vote, which is now being challenged in court.

The faction’s stated intention is to dismantle the legendary progressive radio network – in a large part, it appears to me, to satisfy the grudge of a politically connected San Francisco Bay Area attorney.

The faction members want to sell what they call Pacifica’s “weak” East Coast stations, and use the proceeds to “endow” their own stations in California. First station on the chopping block will be WBAI (in New York), then probably WPFW (in Washington, DC), followed by KPFT (in Houston).


[cid:image008.jpg@01CF8769.DCFFA110]The faction trying to break up Pacifica is directed by a California attorney named Dan Siegel (whose employee now sits on the Pacifica board, and appears to be intentionally destabilizing foundation operations).

But Siegel and his board faction are being challenged in court by 8 other board members, the Pacifica Directors for Good Governance (PDGG), who oppose the plan to dismantle Pacifica.

These are the 8 Pacifica board members now in court to remove
Siegel and his destructive faction from Pacifica affairs.

Please sign their court petition at http://www.jotformpro.com/PDGG/petition

[cid:image009.jpg@01CF8769.DCFFA110]

A recent article in Los Angeles Indymedia News, by attorney Eric C Jacobson, explains Siegel’s destructive war against Pacifica better than I can.

http://la.indymedia.org/news/2014/04/263659_comment.php#263660

Why does Siegel want to dismantle Pacifica?

Siegel is a former Pacifica National Board member who it appears was forced to resign as Pacifica’s legal counsel for (a) incompetence and (b) improper and possibly unlawful behavior. Humiliated and resentful, he revenged himself on Pacifica soon after by maliciously (and falsely) testifying under oath, during a court deposition, that in his opinion the foundation had fired its Chief Financial Officer because he was Black.

This resulted in an unjustified $440,000 judgment against the network. Currently, because of his political activities, Siegel is legally barred from serving on the Pacifica board.

But the recent board takeover by Siegel’s faction permits him to revenge himself still further against Pacifica. He can now leverage his wealth, his law firm, and his political connections to take over the network – and then destroy it. Apparently, he plans to force Pacifica into insolvency, so that it will have no choice but to sell one or more of its stations.

And Siegel isn’t hiding his plans:

In a July 7, 2012, speech to his local KPFA radio board, Siegel said, “There were actual people who would buy WBAI for enormous amounts of money... [so] making that change [selling WBAI] does not seem as radical as it might be otherwise.”

And, in a June 7, 2014, article in The Villager, he is quoted as saying he would “sell WBAI to save KPFA.” < http://thevillager.com/2014/03/20/after-directors-firing-wbai-sale-is-now-rumored/ >

Alarmingly, Siegel’s faction on the board has moved quickly, and has taken steps (see below) that seem designed to force Pacifica into insolvency (something you can help prevent by signing the PDGG court petition at http://www.jotformpro.com/PDGG/petition)

Here is what the Siegel faction has been up to:

■ Within days of illegally seizing the board, the Siegel faction abruptly fired Pacifica Executive Director Summer Reese, in violation of her contract – deliberately putting cash-strapped Pacifica on the hook for at least $315,000 in compensatory payments for wrongful termination (and pushing the network closer to insolvency).

■ They then removed some of the network’s most popular and progressive programs from the air, which may make enough listeners angry enough to refuse to donate during the next fund drive (squeezing the network still further).

■ The faction is also currently maneuvering to change Pacifica’s bylaws (by fiat) to make itself self-perpetuating.

■ Recently, the faction lowered morale and upset Pacifica staff members (two of whom, I am told, have resigned in protest) by re-hiring one of the faction’s members as Chief Financial Officer – even though that person had been previously fired for incompetence and cited for workplace abuse of female staff personnel.

But by re-hiring him, the faction is now able to prevent auditors from monitoring suspected embezzling and audit deficiencies by firing – or threatening to fire – any accounting or executive staff who try to implement corrective procedures. For example, in a recent audit, the sum of $7 million – more than half of Pacifica’s entire yearly income! – had to be placed in suspense accounts because of improper documentation.

In addition, $80,000 in cash seems to have mysteriously gone missing altogether on the books of KPFA (Siegel’s station). But the faction won’t release the documentation for an audit.

■ At least one – possibly two – of the faction’s board members have long rap sheets (i.e., multiple felony convictions). Under the Federal Communications Act of 1934, these convictions could block or even invalidate Pacifica’s re-licensing. Yet not only did those board members cover up their felony convictions before taking their board seats, they have also refused to voluntarily step down, even though two of our five radio stations are up for re-licensing this year.

But that is not all.

■ In a 2012 preliminary ruling by the California Court of Appeals, the Chair of the Pacifica National Board -- appointed by the Siegel faction -- was found (along with Siegel himself) likely to have committed a breach of fiduciary duty against Pacifica by diverting money away from the foundation to a private fund.

< http://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions/nonpub/A132296.PDF >

■ Another appointment of the faction – this one as Secretary of the Pacifica National Board – is currently banned from the premises of the New York Pacifica station (WBAI) for acts of physical violence.

■ Moreover, less than 60 days after the Siegel faction seized control of the board, Pacifica’s corporate attorney quit in disgust because the faction persisted in deliberately violating the bylaws. Guess who got Pacifica’s legal work after Pacifica’s law firm quit?

None other than Siegel’s own law firm, thanks to a secret phone meeting of the board -- for which (are you paying attention?) only members of the Siegel faction were given the phone number and allowed to participate. Does this even pass the laugh test for legality?

■ Now that he is once again in control of Pacifica’s legal affairs, Siegel admits that he has already billed Pacifica $25,000 in just the past few weeks alone – which is ironic, since that billing is for a lawsuit precipitated by the actions of Siegel’s own board factio

In previous years, when Siegel was Pacifica’s legal counsel (as well as National Board Member and Executive Director), he may have billed the network for as much as half a million dollars in what many, including myself, regard as questionable legal fees – fees which, in large part, seem to have been a result of his own poor decisions and/or improper actions in those jobs. In fact, according to former Pacifica National Board member Shawn Casey O’Brien,

“Dan Siegel was Pacifica’s legal counsel for years and during his reign [he] cost Pacifica hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions, by practicing what appears to be a very self-serving and sloppy form of lawyering.”

Here is a particularly bizarre “Siegel incident,” which demonstrates his willingness to violate the law in pursuit of controlling Pacifica. In
the “Final Report on the Pacifica 2007 Elections”

< http://www.pacificaelections.ne /2007-8%20pacifica%20elections%20final%20report.pdf >

Casey Peters, Pacifica’s National Election Supervisor, wrote the following:

“Regardless of my desire to maintain absolute integrity in each of the local elections throughout the cycle, I was forced to capitulate [to Siegel’s demands] ....

I realize now that this was an unforgivable error on my part and that I should have publicized the fact that the Interim Executive Director [Siegel] was using extortion to intimidate the National Elections Supervisor and wrongly influence the outcome of the elections to the detriment of members of the Pacifica Foundation.

“Essentially, Dan Siegel in his dual roles as corporate counsel and Interim Executive Director engaged in threats and manipulation to unlawfully control the outcome of Pacifica elections. This constitutes the highjacking of the vote count....

A few days later, Dan Siegel entered my home illegally without any prior notice, and without ringing the bell, knocking on the door or announcing himself. Siegel startled my wife Marilyn, who was home alone, in our living room and she yelled at him to get out. His intent was to confiscate election equipment and materials ....

Siegel had apparently been drinking, and sat in a rented SUV flashing his headlights into our bedroom. Marilyn called the police to stop the harassment. We seriously considered pressing trespass and assault charges, but felt any publicity about the incident would not look good for the Pacifica Foundation.”

For someone so quick to break the law, Siegel is also surprisingly quick to call in the police.

For example, just weeks ago, Siegel’s faction called the police to KPFA, claiming that Summer Reese (the Executive Director they had just fired in violation of her contract) was packing a gun. The charge – clearly intended as harassment of an opponent -- was as ludicrous as it was false, which the police quickly ascertained and left.

Calling in the police seems to be an old Siegel habit. When he was on the board of the Oakland Unified School District (from 1999 to 2006), Siegel spearheaded bringing armed police into Oakland schools. Later, in January 2011, a young Black man named Raheim Brown was brutally beaten and then gunned down by one of those same armed police.

But though the policeman (Sgt. Barhin Bhatt) may have fired the gun, it was Siegel who concocted the policy that allowed Bhatt to have a gun on a high school campus. (Will Siegel’s next gift to Pacifica be armed security police at every station?)

One last (sobering) fact. It might interest you to know that it was Siegel who negotiated and signed off on the infamous 2007 Democracy Now! contract that many place at the heart of the network’s financial crisis, and which accounts for two thirds of Pacifica’s debts.

The lawsuit of the 8 “Pacifica Directors for Good Governance” = (PDGG)

A lawsuit has been brought against Siegel by 8 Pacifica board members, the Pacifica Directors for Good Governance (PDGG). They intend to stop Siegel and his faction from bankrupting Pacifica and forcing it to sell off WBAI or one of its other East Coast stations in order to survive. (Siegel plans, as he has stated publicly, to divvy up the cash windfall from such a sale, which could be as high as $50 million, between the Los Angeles station (KPFK) and his own station in Berkeley (KPFA).

Full disclosure:
I [author of this article ] am a member of the WBAI local Board of Directors, so I certainly do not want to see WBAI sold, or the Pacifica Foundation dismantled. But neither do the myriad listeners who have already signed the PDGG court petition. That petition – because Pacifica is legally governed by its listeners – is an important part of the PDGG presentation to the court.

Which is why I have already signed the PDGG petition at

http://www.jotformpro.com/PDGG/petition

Please understand that the 8 board members bringing this lawsuit are not wealthy. Most are ordinary working people, some of whom live on small fixed incomes. But they have decided to risk their financial security in what has proved to be a costly lawsuit – simply because they believe that Pacifica is worth saving.

To my mind, they are heroes. For even though massively outmatched by Siegel’s wealth and political connections, they fight on -- supported (thank heavens) by contributions from Pacifica listeners who are shocked by Siegel’s apparent intention to dismantle Pacifica.

But in addition to being shocked, these listeners are also angry – angry at discovering that Siegel may have grown richer, year after year, by (intentionally or foolishly) entangling Pacifica in a web of unnecessary and avoidable lawsuits, then steering the profitable “defense” of Pacifica to his own law firm. The financial cost to Pacifica, as estimated above by former board member Shawn Casey O’Brien, could amount to millions of dollars.

Whether you decide to contribute to the PDGG lawsuit or not, I hope you will at least sign the legal petition of these 8 brave Pacifica directors at

http://www.jotformpro.com/PDGG/petition.

As I said, I have already signed. I have also made my own contribution. Can I count on seeing your name, along with mine, on the petition when it is submitted to the court?
 
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The Civil Aviation Authority took no action when told a balloon pilot had been too "pissed and/or high" to fly, an inquest has been told.
 
Getting There: Ferry loading and propane tanks
2014-07-29 02:02:04 (36 minutes ago) 
 
Israel pounds Gaza after Netanyahu promises prolonged battle
2014-07-29 02:01:05 (37 minutes ago) 
 
Flashing Chartreuse, Tornado on the Loose? What Warning Should We Add to the Old Hancock Building?
2014-07-29 02:00:14 (38 minutes ago) 
Most Bostonians have probably heard the rules about the city’s iconic weather beacon and its color-coded warnings. After today’s tornado, is it time to revise them?






 
Delta IV rocket vaults off launch pad to orbit
2014-07-29 01:53:30 (45 minutes ago) 

Military satellites will hunt for threats to fellow national security spacecraft.

       
 
[Fixed] I think we found your dad's real pride and joy
2014-07-29 01:52:40 (45 minutes ago) 
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FBI defends search for Oklahoma City bombing video
2014-07-29 01:50:24 (48 minutes ago) 
 
VIDEO: West Bank 'little sympathy with Hamas'
2014-07-29 01:50:12 (48 minutes ago) 
The conflict in Gaza has caused a rise in tensions in the West Bank and thousands have protested against Israel's actions in Gaza.
 
Pierzynski could bring 'extra spark, edge'
2014-07-29 01:50:02 (48 minutes ago) 
Wainwright said team has been 'missing a little edge,' and veteran catcher certainly has a reputation for bringing that.
 
Microsoft bakes a bigger Pi to cook Windows slabs
2014-07-29 01:42:34 (56 minutes ago) 
'Sharks Cove' board will let you byte into Windows mobility

Microsoft is looking for a footprint in the mini-single-board-computer market dominated by the Raspberry Pi, with the launch of the Intel Atom-based 'Sharks Cove' machine it hopes will attract developers with an interest in tablets.…

 
Damian McBride attacks Ed Miliband's policies as a 'steaming pile of fudge'
2014-07-29 01:42:31 (56 minutes ago) 
 
Experts: Rare storm that brought deadly lightning to California beach difficult to see coming
2014-07-29 01:42:22 (56 minutes ago) 
 
This farcical tax system is cheating us out of billions
2014-07-29 01:41:04 (57 minutes ago) 
 
London's Norman Foster-designed Gherkin skyscraper put on the market
2014-07-29 01:41:04 (57 minutes ago) 
 
Officials in Revere speak about the tornado that ripped through the city earlier today
2014-07-29 01:40:05 (58 minutes ago) 
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Boy and Bear reunited
2014-07-29 01:33:00 (1 hours ago) 
The case of Bear, the runaway pup, came to a heart-warming conclusion this afternoon as he was reunited with his young owner.
 
Officials in Revere speak about the tornado that ripped through the city earlier today
2014-07-29 01:30:26 (1 hours ago) 
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Pierzynski could bring 'extra spark, extra edge'
2014-07-29 01:30:02 (1 hours ago) 
Wainwright said team has been 'missing a little edge,' and veteran catcher certainly has a reputation for bringing that.
 
Children of Syria review 'I hate the future so much'
2014-07-29 01:22:19 (1 hours ago) 
 
ESPN's Stephen A Smith apologises on-air over domestic violence comments
2014-07-29 01:21:02 (1 hours ago) 
 
Donald Sterling loses: Judge OKs $2 billion sale of L.A. Clippers to Steve Ballmer
2014-07-29 01:20:23 (1 hours ago) 
Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
 
Metro & state: Muskegon's Andy Ruthkosi leads Boyne Mountain golf tournament again
2014-07-29 01:20:23 (1 hours ago) 
Defending champion Andy Ruthkoski of Muskegon shot an eight-under 64 to grab the first-round lead at the Boyne Mountain Tournament of Champions.
 
Barney and Clyde cartoon for July 29, 2014
2014-07-29 01:20:23 (1 hours ago) 
Barney and Clyde cartoon for July 29, 2014
 
Live updates: Big Ten football media days in Chicago
2014-07-29 01:20:23 (1 hours ago) 
It's the unofficial start of the football season as the players and coaches from the Big Ten's 14 schools convene in the Windy City to meet the media. Follow along live here with experts on the scene.
 
New MSU football locker room impresses players
2014-07-29 01:20:23 (1 hours ago) 
'Compared to what we had for the past 70 years or however old those locker rooms were, we're so lucky, we're so fortunate to have the facilities we have.'
 
Big Ten notes: Delany says NCAA 'overmatched' in enforcing rules
2014-07-29 01:20:23 (1 hours ago) 
'I've used the word 'overmatched,' I haven't really gone much beyond that (and) I don't intend to today,' Delany said when asked about recent comments from Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby that 'it's not an understatement to say cheating pays presently.'
 
Drew Sharp: With Suh's future in doubt, Lions in win-now mode
2014-07-29 01:20:23 (1 hours ago) 
The truth is the Lions are much closer to another massive rebuilding project than anybody in Allen Park would dare admit openly. It's why the Lions feverishly hope that whatever time wasted over the past four months pretending that Suh and the team could reach a favorable accord won't become a distraction.
 
Kim Komando: Study your Facebook privacy settings to protect your posts
2014-07-29 01:20:23 (1 hours ago) 
Learn Facebook's privacy settings to understand exactly what it shares and with whom.
 
Amy Dickinson: Be honest about not wanting unfamiliar Facebook friends
2014-07-29 01:20:23 (1 hours ago) 
Upon introducing myself to a new group online, I'll receive several friend requests. I am not at all comfortable adding virtual strangers to a Web page that I reserve for close friends and family.
 
Big Ten media days: Piecing through what coaches said (video)
2014-07-29 01:20:23 (1 hours ago) 
Mark Snyder, Joe Rexrode and Graham Couch are in Chicago for the Big Ten media days. They break down Day 1, which featured news conferences by Mark Dantonio and Brady Hoke.
 
Lottery results for Tuesday, July 29 for Ohio
2014-07-29 01:20:23 (1 hours ago) 
Winning Ohio lottery numbers for drawings of Tuesday, July 29
 
Conn. man cleared in killing seeks compensation
2014-07-29 02:32:36 (6 minutes ago) 
A man who was imprisoned 21 years for a rape and murder he did not commit is set to testify at a first-ever Connecticut hearing to determine how much he should be compensated.
 
Hawaii's Climate Wipeout (VIDEO)
2014-07-29 02:31:46 (6 minutes ago) 
Hawai'i faces the same risks from rising sea levels as other atolls and islands.
 
Water in California - info proliferated now is dubious
2014-07-29 02:31:40 (6 minutes ago) 
Many other discussions besides the fear-mongering ones on most local news places in LA are questioning the sudden surge not in water-use but in fear-explosions, drowning the media repeatedly.

LA Times published a front page article on Sunday 7/27/2014
"Calculating water usage a tough task" pointing to the incomplete data and thus interpretations of what is actually happening in this southern california desert.

California officials admit they have incomplete water usage ...
www.latimes.com/.../la-me-water-use-war-20140727-...
Los Angeles Times

When state regulators tried to tally water use across California recently, ... a hard time figuring out just how much water is being used by Californians. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images). By Hector Becerra contact the reporter ... The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power initially left the data for ... July 27, 2014.

well, facts are facts until they are unfact-ed and statistics are games with numbers that even sometimes reflect some realities, temporarily.

for more info:

Amazon.com: How to Lie with Statistics (9780393310726 ...
www.amazon.com › ... How to Lie with Statistics

How to Lie with Statistics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_to_Lie_with_Statistics
Wikipedia

How to Lie with Statistics is a book written by Darrell Huff in 1954 presenting an introduction to statistics for the general reader. Huff was a journalist who wrote ...
How to Lie with Statistics - www.goodreads.com

Bestseller Darrell Huff runs the gamut of every popularly used type of statistic, probes such things as ...
[see elsewhere for more on this topic ]

and everyone Wants To Be THE Expert, the One Who Knows It all All Right and all now.

oh well.......


 
AUDIO: 'Steroids made my sperm count zero'
2014-07-29 02:30:13 (8 minutes ago) 
Bodybuilder Lee believes he is unable to have children because he has been taking steroids for 25 years.
 
Khmer Rouge tribunal to tackle genocide charges
2014-07-29 02:30:10 (8 minutes ago) 
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- The slow course of justice for the leaders of Cambodia's murderous Khmer Rouge regime will inch forward again Wednesday, as a U.N.-backed tribunal holds an initial hearing against a pair of defendants in their 80s facing genocide and other charges....
 
Swiss Bank UBS Reports 2Q Net Profit Jump
2014-07-29 02:30:03 (8 minutes ago) 
Swiss bank UBS reports 2Q net profit jump, settlement of German case
 
Indian techies-in-training face down MAN-EATING LEOPARD - and WIN
2014-07-29 02:22:09 (16 minutes ago) 
Big cat causes big trouble at Mumbai college

You've heard of the tiger that came to tea, but what about the leopard that came to lessons? That's exactly what techies-in-training at the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay had to deal with when a big cat invaded their campus.…

 
Startup Wants You to Capture the World in 3-D
2014-07-29 02:22:04 (16 minutes ago) 

Mantis Vision is developing 3-D scanning technology that could end up in lots of tablets.

Gur Bittan envisions a future where you’re not just capturing a regular video of a child’s first steps with a smartphone; you’re doing it in 3-D, and sharing it with friends who can manipulate the video to watch it from different perspectives—even the kid’s point of view, providing you’ve scanned the scene from enough angles.

 
Itineraries: For Those Stuck in the Terminal, an Opportunity to Exercise
2014-07-29 02:21:21 (17 minutes ago) 
Philadelphia International Airport became the first airport in the United States to provide free stationary bikes for travelers to use.
 
Officials in Revere speak about the tornado that ripped through the city earlier today
2014-07-29 02:20:08 (18 minutes ago) 
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Khmer Rouge tribunal to tackle genocide charges
2014-07-29 02:20:04 (18 minutes ago) 
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- The slow course of justice for the leaders of Cambodia's murderous Khmer Rouge regime will inch forward again Wednesday, as a U.N.-backed tribunal holds an initial hearing against a pair of defendants in their 80s facing genocide and other charges....
 
Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine?
2014-07-29 02:12:29 (26 minutes ago) 
In the whitest U.S. state, thousands of miles from the Mexican border, the debate over immigration is quickly becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races.
 
IamA Teen Jeopardy contestant who avoided Pro Sports/Outdoors, AMA!
2014-07-29 02:12:25 (26 minutes ago) 

My short bio: Hey guys! My name is Kevin Huang, and I was recently a contestant on the Jeopardy! Teen Tournament (http://www.jeopardy.com/minisites/teentournament/), specifically the episode made famous by this post: http://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/2byj1r/these_are_the_two_categories_the_contestants/

My Proof: Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/khuang10

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Are Kids Afraid of Nature? (Op-Ed)
2014-07-29 02:11:38 (27 minutes ago) 
U.S. park rangers have observed that a fear of nature is growing in kids and adults.
 
Animal attractions at shopping malls?
2014-07-29 02:10:38 (28 minutes ago) 
Dubai is home to the tallest building, largest mall and biggest candy shop.
 
Officials in Revere speak about the tornado that ripped through the city earlier today
2014-07-29 02:10:17 (28 minutes ago) 
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Hiker, 13, missing in California national park
2014-07-29 02:10:10 (28 minutes ago) 
KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) -- A 13-year-old boy has gone missing while hiking at Kings Canyon National Park in Central California....
 
Senators ask White House for consistent pot guidelines
2014-07-29 02:02:18 (36 minutes ago) 
U.S. senators from Washington and Colorado have asked the White House to reconcile conflicting guidelines from federal agencies on how they intend to enforce federal marijuana laws in states where recreational pot is legal.
 
Cricketer Lee ‘signed bats innocently’
2014-07-29 02:02:12 (36 minutes ago) 
CRICKETER ‘unaware’ bats he signed for Scott Morrison were destined for Indian officials during asylum-seeker negotiations.
 
Jurors to resume deliberating Ventura libel case after judge defers mistrial decision
2014-07-29 02:02:09 (36 minutes ago) 
 
Biz Break: Merger madness -- Deal activity doubled in first half, report finds
2014-07-29 02:01:22 (37 minutes ago) 
Today: The amount of cash changing hands in the first half of 2014 doubled as low interest rates, record cash reserves and booming stock prices led to mega-deals, PwC reports. Also: Apple reportedly joins in the acquisition race again and continues to head toward record stock prices.
 
Paddy Ashdown leader of Social and Liberal Democrats: from the archive, 29 July 1988
2014-07-29 02:01:04 (37 minutes ago) 
 
Breakingviews: South Korea Foolishly Stoking Property Bubble
2014-07-29 02:00:14 (38 minutes ago) 
"South Korea is trying to reignite its economy, Andy, and it's using the prescription of boosting the property market with the government trying to encourage people to borrow bigger in mortgages. That sounds like a property bubble prescription to me."






 
Rare storm at California beach hard to see coming
2014-07-29 01:52:44 (45 minutes ago) 
A thunderstorm formed so rapidly over a Southern California beach that experts said Monday it was impossible for anyone to predict a lightning strike would turn a day of carefree fun into one of terror.
 
Analysis of Obama's phone calls reflect escalating world crises
2014-07-29 01:50:25 (48 minutes ago) 
USA Today reports the president this month has made more calls to world leaders than at any other point in his second term
 
Officials in Revere speak about the tornado that ripped through the city earlier today
2014-07-29 01:50:22 (48 minutes ago) 
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Big rise in numbers using safe drugs
2014-07-29 01:50:12 (48 minutes ago) 
The number of Northern Ireland patients using a service that provides safe and legal substitutes for drugs such as heroin rises dramatically.
 
Missourians still face delays seeking Medicaid coverage
2014-07-29 01:50:02 (48 minutes ago) 
State blames incompatibility with federal system.
 
This farcical tax system is cheating us out of billions
2014-07-29 01:42:31 (56 minutes ago) 
 
London's Norman Foster-designed Gherkin skyscraper put on the market
2014-07-29 01:42:31 (56 minutes ago) 
 
Key dates in dispute over sale of Los Angeles Clippers
2014-07-29 01:42:22 (56 minutes ago) 
 
Scott Morrisons $330,000 media briefing room has never been used
2014-07-29 01:41:04 (57 minutes ago) 
 
Sebastian Coe ruling out run for BBC Trust chairmanship report
2014-07-29 01:41:04 (57 minutes ago) 
 
Gov. Cuomo responds to Moreland Commission criticism
2014-07-29 01:33:41 (1 hours ago) 

Governor says fact that panel ignored his advice is proof of its independence.

       
 
Unleashing the Power of the Bilingual Mind (Op-Ed)
2014-07-29 01:31:56 (1 hours ago) 
Can mixing languages in your mind help you learn both?
 
VIDEO: Mine 'could threaten Barrier Reef'
2014-07-29 01:30:22 (1 hours ago) 
The Australian government has approved the development of what could potentially be the country's biggest coal mine.
 
Kylie Minogue Cant Get You Out of My Head: a damnably danceable hit
2014-07-29 01:22:19 (1 hours ago) 
 
St. Paul man saves mom, 7-month old girl from burning duplex
2014-07-29 01:22:10 (1 hours ago) 
St. Paul Fire Marshal Steve Zaccard said the cause of the fire is arson and is being investigated. He credits Richard Johann and a police officer with saving the lives of the woman and 7-month-old girl. No one else was in the duplex.
 
I applied for 40 jobs in nine minutes
2014-07-29 01:21:02 (1 hours ago) 
 
Ex-U-M WR Manningham back with Giants, with 'something to prove'
2014-07-29 01:20:23 (1 hours ago) 
Mario Manningham attended his first NFL training camp in 2008 as a third-round draft pick of the New York Giants, basically secured of his place on the team's opening day roster.
 
Watch this: Andre Drummond with a huge block on Draymond Green in Vegas
2014-07-29 01:20:23 (1 hours ago) 
Today was the first day for the U.S. men's basketball national team to whittle their 19-man roster down to 12 out in Las Vegas in preparation for the FIFBA Basketball World Cup in Spain in September.
 
Submit questions now for live chat with sports columnist Drew Sharp
2014-07-29 01:20:23 (1 hours ago) 
Drew will be here at 11 a.m. to answer your questions about all things Detroit sports. What would you like to know?
 
What does future hold for Lions, Suh? (video)
2014-07-29 01:20:23 (1 hours ago) 
Free Press sports writers Dave Birkett and Carlos Monarrez discuss Ndamukong Suh's future now that contract talks have stalled.
 
Michigan AD Dave Brandon seeking marquee games, especially in even-numbered years
2014-07-29 01:20:23 (1 hours ago) 
'We're finding this year, if you don't have a marquee national matchup, if you don't have Michigan State, if you don't have Ohio State, you're going to be in a situation where a lot of people are going to go, 'that's not an interesting schedule,'' Brandon said.
 
'Everything's different,' but Lions QB Stafford has fun
2014-07-29 01:20:23 (1 hours ago) 
'Everything's different,' the quarterback said. 'The schedule's different, all of it's different. It takes some getting used to, but it's also fun. It's fun and fresh and new. We're excited. I think our coaches are excited to get out here and coach us, and I think it's just a good atmosphere at this point.'
 
Neighborhoods Day in Detroit to bring hundreds from out of state
2014-07-29 01:20:23 (1 hours ago) 
On Wednesday, 95 volunteers for Dallas-based Rippling Hope's summerlong mission trip painted walls, installed fencing and completed other home repairs in advance of the city's annual Neighborhoods Day on Saturday.
 
New post-divorce rules for maintaining contact with former in-laws
2014-07-29 01:20:23 (1 hours ago) 
A divorce may separate a couple, but it doesn't necessarily extend to in-laws. And this, in turn, leads to tricky situations.
 
Carolyn Hax: Adjust expectations to travel, entertain with small kids
2014-07-29 01:20:23 (1 hours ago) 
I know a number of parents of toddlers, preschoolers and babies who travel frequently and entertain at home, and they use words like 'fun' and 'relaxing' to describe their experiences. I, on the other hand, end up feeling so stressed.
 
Day 4 of testimony begins in porch shooting case
2014-07-29 01:20:23 (1 hours ago) 
The fourth day of testimony in the high-profile case of a Dearborn Heights man charged with killing a 19-year-old woman on his porch is scheduled to start at 9 this morning.
 
Lottery results for Tuesday, July 29 for Michigan
2014-07-29 01:20:23 (1 hours ago) 
Winning Michigan lottery numbers for drawings of Tuesday, July 29
 
Police officer fired after fatally shooting dog in front of children
2014-07-29 02:32:32 (6 minutes ago) 
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Who declares themselves to be the ultimate-only-valid-authority here on current wars elsew
2014-07-29 02:31:40 (6 minutes ago) 
Oh the Righteousness continually promoted and demanded for themselves alone ! The pride and authority claimed is All over the writings here… though not new or surprising, but with this topic of differences and contentions and wars and killings.

That claim to “I AM RIGHT, only we/me” has become extreme, strident and used as a challenging threat to any ‘others’ who have other views or experiences or knowledge.

“These are all undisputed facts” was a commentator’s facile statement of authority. As if anyone could claim to ever be undisputed if they were not directly Present and Involved on Site within any incident or event.

To claim to know absolutely for sure with full authority “all” of any “facts” is pure arrogance and lies. Other sly implications are stated as “a report from an authoritative source”…..really ? who can validate or agree to such vague sources declaring whatever ?

Excuses and good-reasons for why one side does what it does and none allowed or believed for ‘the others’. Is this critical reasonable thinking or research ? Are all writings here just venting and enjoying the ‘high’ energy that accompanies ‘righteous anger’ while safely living in this calmer USA?

How easy to write, and hope someone believes the exhortations made in safe cities and open streets and government programs for helping it’s citizens live better Here. How easy. [for samples see comments above].

“Facts” are continually are revised, updated, reconstructed with revealed information in hindsight and over time. Such blatant statements creates distrust of anything else that writer offers. Others are not so obvious in their declarations of KNOW IT ALL FOR SURE as this commentator but insist all readers not doubt, not question, not add or subtract from their special declarations.

the “children” is the cry and provocative word consistently used to elicit sympathy and increase hate and blame and shame. In the USA the ‘legal age’ when parents are not responsible for their offspring is age 18. It is not the same in most/many other state, nations, tribes, places.

Children become recognized as ‘ A Man” or “A [thus marriageable, trade-able, sellable, or then told to work outside the home] Woman” at much younger ages. These are displayed thru ceremonies and rituals to proclaim and declare that adulthood has been achieved, and this age is when they are no longer a child for that community.

To have a big, tall, well developed thru puberty person who is before their 18th birth-day called a “child” is mostly considered an insult, a demeanment and an offense to that person.

But when the desire is to USE WORDS TO DECEIVE and create false images of victimizations or purity or innocence, the word-users and their media continually insist on only repeating the word CHILD as if that was a proper valid description. It often is not. Sometimes, it is.

But the MISUSE of words to frame a story and slant a narrative and convince others to act in their behalf by claiming vulnerability of small young children is just a ploy and game maneuver. Unfortunately.

provocative loaded words that are also continually repeated also are :
“ slaughter” or “massacre” or “ anti-semitic” or “rogue” or “terrorists” or “murderers” and a few more easily identified by the emotional response the words intend to elicit.

‘Which side are you on ? “ changes the words that are accusatorily used about ‘them’.

No, never “us”, for we are only sweet, innocent, victims, harmless, oppressed, poor, mistreated, etc. with no admitted contributions to the resulting violence or wars or hurts inflicted – on civilians and the colluders-allies of the militaries authorized to do harm too.

about Palestinian 'children' that died, were maimed, injured hurt and harmed, some info about the proportion of children to adults [whatever those definitions are were not clarified by the stat sources of what is a "child" or "teen" or "adult" or "older"]. Here is a bit of helpful info to sort out why perhaps a disproportion of the younger Palestinians are caught in civilian casualties:


demographics - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_Palestine

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_Palestine#Current_demographics =
“According to Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics, as of May 2006,
of Israel's 7 million people, 77% were Jews, 18.5% Arabs, and 4.3% "others".” [=LONG AGO stats ]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_the_Palestinian_territories goes to
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_the_Palestinian_territories#Demographics_of_the_Gaza_Strip ==

“Demographics of the Gaza Strip
The following demographic statistics come from the CIA World Factbook, unless otherwise indicated.
Population 1,604,238 (July 2010 est.)[23]

Age structure : 0-14 years: 44.7% (male 343,988/female 325,856)
[NOTE THAT ALMOST 45%, IS ALMOST HALF, 4 YRS AGO]

15-64 years: 52.7% (male 403,855/female 386,681)
[SOME OF THESE AGE 15-18 or whatever age is Manhood- Womanhood in the Palestinian Culture]

65 years and over: 2.7% (male 16,196/female 23,626) (2008 est.)”

https://www.google.com/search?q=wikipedia+palestine+populations&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=np&source=hp#channel=np&q=+palestine+demographics+current&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official

http://www.mapsofworld.com/palestine/information/population.html = from way back: 2006

Is there way to write/ report/ explain what is happening without resorting to propagandistic words and pictures here ? Can honesty and an attempt to tell what WE may actually know prevail, at least here on Indy ?

or not here either ?
 
Officials in Revere speak about the tornado that ripped through the city earlier today
2014-07-29 02:30:18 (8 minutes ago) 
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Heart ops backlog pledge by minister
2014-07-29 02:30:13 (8 minutes ago) 
Health Minister Mark Drakeford is willing to allow some heart patients to continue to be sent to England for surgery to clear waiting lists.
 
Hiker, 13, missing in California national park
2014-07-29 02:30:10 (8 minutes ago) 
KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) -- A 13-year-old boy has gone missing while hiking at Kings Canyon National Park in Central California....
 
Jewish group calls for resignation of gun lobbyist
2014-07-29 02:22:10 (16 minutes ago) 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle has scheduled a news conference for Tuesday morning calling for the resignation of a gun lobbyist who reportedly made inflammatory remarks referencing the Holocaust.
 
Dont write Ukip off its support is evolving
2014-07-29 02:22:07 (16 minutes ago) 
 
Conn. man jailed for 21 years in killing he did not commit to seek up to $8 million from state
2014-07-29 02:22:00 (16 minutes ago) 
 
Boko Haram Targets Political Figures in String of Attacks
2014-07-29 02:21:21 (17 minutes ago) 
The terrorist group has attacked or kidnapped prominent citizens in Cameroon and Nigeria, and has committed a series of suicide bombings that have killed at least 11 over two days.
 
Flashing Chartreuse, Tornado on the Loose? What Warning Should We Add to the Old Hancock Building?
2014-07-29 02:20:08 (18 minutes ago) 
Most Bostonians have probably heard the rules about the city’s iconic weather beacon and its color-coded warnings. After today’s tornado, is it time to revise them?






 
Khmer Rouge tribunal to tackle genocide charges
2014-07-29 02:20:04 (18 minutes ago) 
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- The slow course of justice for the leaders of Cambodia's murderous Khmer Rouge regime will inch forward again Wednesday, as a U.N.-backed tribunal holds an initial hearing against a pair of defendants in their 80s facing genocide and other charges....
 
No verdict, no mistrial yet in Ventura libel case
2014-07-29 02:12:29 (26 minutes ago) 
There's been no verdict and no mistrial after five days of deliberations in former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle.
 
Americans, what would you consider your greatest weakness?
2014-07-29 02:12:25 (26 minutes ago) 
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Justin Timberlake concert at the Palace is a crowd-pleaser
2014-07-29 02:10:46 (27 minutes ago) 
Returning to Michigan for the first time since last summers visit to Ford Field with Jay Z, Justin Timberlake packed the seats of the Palace of Auburn Hills for his 'The 20/20 Experience World Tour.'
 
Swiss bank UBS reports 2Q net profit jump
2014-07-29 02:10:21 (28 minutes ago) 

GENEVA — Swiss banking giant UBS AG has reported a 15 percent jump in second-quarter net profit from a year ago, driven by strong results from its core wealth management and trimmed-down investment banking franchises despite a tough market environment.

Switzerland's biggest bank says its net profit for the April-June period rose to 792 million Swiss francs ($876 million), up from 690 million francs in the comparable period from 2013.

 
Conn. man cleared in killing seeks compensation
2014-07-29 02:10:11 (28 minutes ago) 
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A man who was imprisoned 21 years for a rape and murder he didn't commit is set to testify at a first-ever Connecticut hearing to determine how much he should be compensated....
 
No Verdict, No Mistrial yet in Ventura Libel Case
2014-07-29 02:10:03 (28 minutes ago) 
Jurors to resume deliberating Ventura libel case after judge defers mistrial decision
 
Israel pounds Gaza after Netanyahu promises prolonged battle
2014-07-29 02:02:15 (36 minutes ago) 
 
If I'm a dick, NZ looks bad - Steven Adams
2014-07-29 02:02:10 (36 minutes ago) 
Steven Adams takes being a role model very seriously, even if sometimes you wouldn't know it from his laid-back demeanour.
 
Immigration fight makes political waves in Maine, other states far from southern border
2014-07-29 02:02:09 (36 minutes ago) 
 
Giants blanked by Pirates for fifth consecutive loss
2014-07-29 02:01:22 (37 minutes ago) 
The Pittsburgh Pirates rocked Madison Bumgarner for four runs in the first inning, and Vance Worley shut down the San Francisco Giants, who suffered their fifth loss in a row.
 
Israel pounds Gaza after Netanyahu promises prolonged battle
2014-07-29 02:01:04 (37 minutes ago) 
 
Officials in Revere speak about the tornado that ripped through the city earlier today
2014-07-29 02:00:14 (38 minutes ago) 
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FBI defends search for Oklahoma City bombing video
2014-07-29 01:52:44 (45 minutes ago) 
The FBI thoroughly searched its archives and found no evidence that more videos of the Oklahoma City bombing exist, agency employees told a judge Monday in a trial that has rekindled questions about whether any others were involved in the 1995 attack.
 
S.C. mom's arrest over daughter alone in park sparks debate
2014-07-29 01:50:25 (48 minutes ago) 
Debra Harrell was arrested when she let her 9-year-old play alone outside while she went to work, something the child had requested
 
Flashing Chartreuse, Tornado on the Loose? What Warning Should We Add to the Old Hancock Building?
2014-07-29 01:50:22 (48 minutes ago) 
Most Bostonians have probably heard the rules about the city’s iconic weather beacon and its color-coded warnings. After today’s tornado, is it time to revise them?






 
Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine?
2014-07-29 01:50:10 (48 minutes ago) 
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) -- The debate over immigration is quickly becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races - in Maine....
 
Senators ask White House to clarify federal pot laws
2014-07-29 01:42:35 (56 minutes ago) 
The U.S. senators from Washington and Colorado have asked the White House to reconcile conflicting guidelines from federal agencies on how they intend to enforce federal marijuana laws in states where recreational pot is legal.
 
Scott Morrisons $330,000 media briefing room has never been used
2014-07-29 01:42:31 (56 minutes ago) 
 
Sebastian Coe ruling out run for BBC Trust chairmanship report
2014-07-29 01:42:31 (56 minutes ago) 
 
FBI defends search methods for Oklahoma City bombing videos showing 2nd suspect
2014-07-29 01:42:22 (56 minutes ago) 
 
Manchester United's Louis Van Gaal tells Luke Shaw to work on his fitness
2014-07-29 01:41:04 (57 minutes ago) 
 
Officials in Revere speak about the tornado that ripped through the city earlier today
2014-07-29 01:40:06 (58 minutes ago) 
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DAP, Rust-Oleum parent to spend $800 million on asbestos claims
2014-07-29 01:33:01 (1 hours ago) 
MEDINA, Ohio — RPM International plans to spend nearly $800 million as part of a preliminary deal to fund a trust that resolves asbestos personal-injury claims tied to a business owned by its Specialty Products Holding Corp.
 
Officials in Revere speak about the tornado that ripped through the city earlier today
2014-07-29 01:30:27 (1 hours ago) 
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Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors
2014-07-29 01:30:20 (1 hours ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute....
 
ESPN's Stephen A Smith apologises on-air over domestic violence comments
2014-07-29 01:22:19 (1 hours ago) 
 
Labor leaders explanation of lost dictaphone 'fails believability test'
2014-07-29 01:21:04 (1 hours ago) 
 
The daily quiz: Slap and Tickle
2014-07-29 01:21:02 (1 hours ago) 
 
Lions notes: 'Minor' thumb injury KOs rookie LB Van Noy
2014-07-29 01:20:23 (1 hours ago) 
'We won't know a whole lot until tomorrow,' Caldwell said. 'We took a good look at it, and it looks like he's got a bit of an injury to his thumb. But we'll see how he goes the rest of the week.'
 
The Daily Commuter Crossword for Tuesday, July 29, 2014
2014-07-29 01:20:23 (1 hours ago) 
 
Detroit sports TV listings for July 29
2014-07-29 01:20:23 (1 hours ago) 
1 p.m. BTN, ESPNU - Football: Big Ten media day.
 
Do Holaday, Tigers have ChiSox rookie Abreu figured out?
2014-07-29 01:20:23 (1 hours ago) 
'Every pitch is important,' Holaday said of facing Abreu. 'You can't give in on any pitch because he can beat you at any time. He's a huge, strong guy. So even when you do make good pitches, he is able to muscle the ball out there.'
 
Ticker: Ex-MSU QB Kirk Cousins has a sweet new ride - his grandma's van?
2014-07-29 01:20:23 (1 hours ago) 
How cool is this? Not very, actually. Kirk Cousins' new set of wheels is a 2000 conversion van he bought from his grandmother.
 
Fairley, Suh contract questions create uncertainty at DT spot
2014-07-29 01:20:23 (1 hours ago) 
Now that the Lions have tabled contract talks with Ndamukong Suh and the defensive tackle is that much closer to free agency, one of the team's other major decisions of the off-season is subject to additional scrutiny.
 
Snafu means no Nov. vote on legalizing marijuana in Grosse Pointe Park
2014-07-29 01:20:23 (1 hours ago) 
Grosse Pointe Park won't have a question to legalize marijuana on November ballots after all -- because one number was wrong in a date on a sheaf of petition signatures, city officials said today.
 
U.S.: Russia's testing violates treaty on nuclear missiles
2014-07-29 01:20:23 (1 hours ago) 
The U.S. appears to be placing increased pressure on Russia and trying to further isolate it from the international community.
 
Recruiting: Prospects enjoy Michigan's 'A-Maize-ing Race'
2014-07-29 01:20:23 (1 hours ago) 
While some big-name prospects didn't ultimately make the trip (the nation's top running back, former U-M pledge Damien Harris of Berea, Ky., canceled), the list of those in attendance was impressive.
 
John Lowe: How Jackson got back to leadoff spot -- and thrived
2014-07-29 01:20:23 (1 hours ago) 
'You're seeing nasty pitches your first at-bat as opposed to being in the (leadoff) position where you're trying to set the table rather than get those runs in. That (leading off) is something I've worked so hard to try to do, and then trying to make that adjustment to trying to drive some runs in is a different mind-set.'
 
Officials in Revere speak about the tornado that ripped through the city earlier today
2014-07-29 01:20:06 (1 hours ago) 
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