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My OTF brag

First some context – I am a 68-year-old man who started doing OTF Labor Day weekend 2015 (thanks to my daughter). I had lost 35-40 pounds 2 years previously, and had kept them off. I was running regularly prior to OTF. OTF attracted me because I saw that the workouts would complement my running and […]

Criminal Pardon

The Washington Post reported on Thursday that President Donald Trump has been asking advisers about his power to pardon aides, family members, and even himself. It’s fair to say that such efforts by the president would lead to a full-scale constitutional crisis and potentially mass protests in the streets. Show More Summary

Non-Sequiturs: 07.21.17

Akie Abe, first lady of Japan, played Donald Trump so hard. She, evidently, pretended she didn't know how to speak English to avoid having to talk to our boor of a president. I'm telling you guys: World War III: this time the Axis powers are the good guys. Show More Summary

Journalists receive death threats in Mexican state of Quintana Roo

New York, July 21, 2017--Authorities in the southern Mexican state of Quintana Roo must undertake a swift and credible investigation into threats against two journalists and ensure their safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On July 19, banners containing threatening messages, known as "narcomantas," were left in...

‘Twin Peaks’ Panel Kicks Off With Surprise David Lynch Video Visit – Comic-Con

David Lynch was not scheduled to be a part of Twin Peaks Comic Con panel today, but the Oscar-nominated director showed up anyways via a bizarre video clip that only he could have made. Introduced by moderator and Leftovers boss Damon Lindelof, the video feature Lynch addressing the crowd in Hall H with O.J. Show More Summary

Military MAKSimum: Top Novelties Review

At the MAKS-2017 international airspace show, defense companies present both readymade mass-produced projects and new prototypes and models of advanced airplanes, weapons and onboard equipment. Mil.Today reporters spent these days at the show, interviewed participants and have collected the most interesting projects debuted at the broad audience.

O.J. Simpson Parole Attracts 13 Million On Traditional TV

Nearly 13 million people watched on traditional TV as a Nevada board paroled O.J. Simpson after listening to him describe himself as an affable guy who has led a “conflict free life” and paid his dues without complaining. CBS clocked the biggest crowd from 1-3 PM ET: 3.1 million viewers – 748K of them in the news demographic. Show More Summary

TGIF! Weekly Water News - 15 - 21 July 2017

3 hours agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

This week's water book is quite different from the usual ones. It's the 1937 USDA Technical Report 548 that covers a version of managed aquifer recharge (MAR): Spreading Water for Storage Underground, by A.T. Mitchelson and Dean C. Muckel. You can download the PDF here. I suspect this one of...

CompuFlo Epidural Anesthesia System Measures Pressure at Needle’s Tip, Cleared by FDA

Milestone Scientific, Inc., a company out of Livingston, New Jersey, achieved FDA clearance for its CompuFlo Epidural Computer Controlled Anesthesia System. Milestone’s DPS Dynamic Pressure Sensing Technology is able to provide precise...Show More Summary

A White Person Wrote ‘Why Anyone Can Be Chinese,’ And It’s A Checklist In Privilege

“My own China dream is more modest: to be viewed as a Chinese not just in my own mind but in the minds of my fellow Chinese,” a white man writes in an op-ed.

‘Shot Caller’ Review: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Plays A Game Of Survival In Gripping Prison Drama

With Game of Thrones having just returned to HBO with new episodes this week, all eyes are on the man who plays Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, a fine actor who has yet to land another current project worth checking out. In the new...Show More Summary

Social Media Is More About The Connections Than The Information And Likes

Social media gives us the opportunity to meet, know, and care about those whom we'd never have met otherwise.

Blumhouse & Todd McFarlane Team Up For ‘Spawn’ Movie: Comic-Con

Todd McFarlane, creator of the Spawn comic character, is partnering via his McFarlane Films banner with Jason Blum’s Blumhouse to bring the antihero back to the big screen. While it’s not news that there’s going to be a Spawn movie (McFarlane...Show More Summary

The Transformation Will Not be Televised

This will be my last column as PLA President, and I want to take the time to thank four special groups that have made my tenure so memorable. First, I want to thank my staff and board at the Cleveland Public Library for their support of my leadership journey. Show More Summary

Transformative work of the year (so far): To tell my story, showing near DC now

3 hours agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

To Tell My Story: A Hamlet Fanfic by Alexandra Petri Runs until July 30 Although the structuring conceit is a loose retelling of Hamlet, with a modern-day fangirl as the tragic protagonist Elsie, there are a number of other fandoms represented,...Show More Summary

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