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If You Like Your "Boots On The Ground", Here's Even More - Obama To Send 350 Troops To Iraq

Just hours after the beheading of a 2nd American journalist, The White House has issued a statement: U.S. TO SEND ABOUT 350 MILITARY PERSONNEL TO IRAQ: WHITE HOUSE WHITE HOUSE SAYS ADDITIONAL FORCES WON'T SERVE IN A COMBAT ROLE WithShow More Summary

Who Says There Can Be ‘No Boots On The Ground’ When Taking On The Islamic State?

Increasingly, I am coming to the realization that the debate we are having over how to deal with the Islamic State is an exercise playing out with one side of the argument arriving to the discussion with one arm tied firmly behind its back. It remains unclear to me whether or not the rise of [...]

After two months with a bucket stuck on its head, animal loving strangers wrestled a bear to the ground and set it free.

4 hours agoOdd : Happy Place

It's like Pooh got his head so stuck in a honey pot that he became Eeyore. (via Facebook) A suburban saga of social media and animal rescue unfolded this weekend as the plight of 'Bucket Bear' quickly attracted the attention of the residents...Show More Summary

Blue Suede Yarmulke

by Dish Staff J.J. Goldberg recalls something he learned about Elvis during a tour of Graceland back in the mid-’90s: The very last display case, before you left the building to roam the grounds, featured the things Elvis was wearing the night he died. Included were his religious paraphernalia, which he “always wore,” the docent […]

Is a Tan Suit Grounds for Impeachment?

Maybe because it was a holiday weekend, I've received only one poll asking if I think President Obama should be impeached, and it didn't specify if wearing a tan suit is grounds for impeachment (as the blue dress had been for President...Show More Summary

Is Microsoft's Windows Phone Bound to Be a Flop?

Microsoft's Windows Phone continues to lose ground to Google's Android.

Watch A Beautiful $266,000 Art Sculpture Burn To The Ground During Burning Man

On Friday, a giant sculpture of a man and woman titled "Embrace" was burned to the ground at Burning Man. Made from 160,000 lbs of wood, "Embrace" is a 72-foot-tall wooden cathedral-like sculpture on the same scale as the Statue of Liberty. Show More Summary

US Troops Are Heading To Ukraine

While only 'humanitarian adviser' boots on the ground are present in Iraq (and Syria), Reuters reports that preparations are under way near Ukraine's western border for a joint military exercise this month with more than 1,000 troops from the United States and its allies. Show More Summary

South Carolina Needs RB Mike Davis to Hit the Ground Running vs. East Carolina

Let's get this out of the way first: Running back Mike Davis' early absence and nagging rib injury wouldn't have helped South Carolina beat Texas A&M on opening night. After all, he's neither a defensive lineman nor a defensive back,...Show More Summary

Woman Who Stabbed Neighbor In Eye With Ice Pick And Mutilated His Corpse Claims ‘Stand Your Ground’ Self-Defense

A 42-year-old mother-of-two from Florida who stabbed her neighbor in the eye with an ice pick then strangled him to death has claimed self-defense under the state’s controversial “stand your ground” law. The suspect in the case, Angela...Show More Summary

The Company Restoring Egypt's Oldest Pyramid Has Actually Made It Worse

Activists say a 4,600-year-old pyramid designed by Imhotep has deteriorated and partially collapsed. Egypt's oldest pyramid, the Pyramid of Djoser, in the ancient burial ground of Saqqara, is looking a little worse for the wear. After...Show More Summary

Lusail: A Brand-New City Being Created for 2022

9 hours agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

It is not often that a whole new city is created completely from the ground up; but Lusail City is being built from the ground up at a cost of $45 billion to be ready in time for the Fédération Internationale de Football AssociationShow More Summary

6 Ways to Refresh Your Brand Without Starting From Scratch

Your brand will get stale and need an update after a while, but it's not always a good idea to rebuild from the ground up. Brands are organic. It takes time to create one worthy of your company, but by the time you launch it takes on a motivation and an existence of its own. Show More Summary

Good luck with Project Wing, Google. This drone moonshot is NEVER going to happen

Let's game this thing out Comment  Google’s delivery drones in Oz have a really easy job – fly across a near desert and lower a parcel to the ground. That’s easy-peasy, matey. Try that in my Sixth Street home in San Francisco, the one near the junction with Folsom Street, where (to make the Chocolate Drone Factory’s life easier) there is a grassed yard.…

Dim Sum Classics: How to Make The Silkiest, Most Comforting Congee With Ground Pork and Corn

A staple for breakfast and lunch in many Asian countries, and a mainstay at the dim sum hall, congee is rice and water (or broth) cooked down into a thick porridge. Everyone does it slightly differently. It can be cooked using different grains of rice, different kinds and amounts of liquid, and different cooking times. Show More Summary

UFC rankings updated after UFC 177: Ronda Rousey moves past Renan Barao on pound-for-pound list

Joe Soto makes a splash at bantamweight, Renan Barao loses ground in the pound-for-pound list, and a certain "Pitbull" gets a courtesy bump at women's bantamweight. The official Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) rankings have been updated following the UFC 177: "Dillashaw vs. Show More Summary

Putin breaks ground on Russia-China gas pipeline, world's biggest

``Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli have launched the construction of the first part of Gazprom's Power of Siberia pipeline - which will deliver 4 trillion cubic meters of gas to China over 30 years.''

Plastic Bags, Nuclear Waste and a Toxic Planet

Last week we saw California move a step closer to banning one-time use plastic bags and the Federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission legalize above ground storage of nuclear waste. What's the connection? Every once in a while I think it...Show More Summary

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