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Stand Your Ground Pedagogy

A proposed new law in Texas would allow teachers to use lethal force against students to protect school property.

‘Ad hominem’ is not Latin for ‘I cannot rebut your argument’

Cross posted from Pruning Shears. Jonathan Chait’s latest adventure in pointless contrarianism has already been wrestled to the ground and noogied, with Alex Pareene doing an especially delightful job. The short version is this. With the exception of the incident at the top of the article (about which: intimidation, violence and threats of violence are [...]

How to Save a Struggling Business

Starting up a business from scratch is the vision for the majority of entrepreneurs. In order to have your own company which you have seen expand from the ground up includes a feeling which is hard to match.

Already done everything in Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes? Try rolling everywhere

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is a short game. After you have a good feel for what you're doing, you can run it over and over, experimenting all the way. Eventually, you'll know it like the back of your hand (assuming you know the back of your hand quite well). That's when you can get creative and silly. Show More Summary

Marissa Alexander Has Been Released From Prison

Florida Stand Your Ground defendant Marissa Alexander has been released from prison. [NBC] Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch is being grilled over her stance that waterboarding is torture. [The Guardian] If policing strategies that position officers as members of the community rather than being removed from or above the community have been proven to work, [...]

Crazed, Whale-Penis Loving Loons At Dartz Now Want To Touch Your Kids

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Oh, Dartz. Sweet, crazy, Dartz. You do not disappoint. You may remember Dartz as the company that broke new lack-of-taste ground on 6-wheeled G-Wagens or the company that introduced whale penis leather into our collective nightmares. Now they just want some time with your kids. Read more...

Blizzard reunites lost puppy missing for several months with his owner.

2 days agoOdd : Happy Place

One other good thing came of this week's storm besides you getting to stay in your pajamas. Burt, we're happy you're safe, but you're grounded. (via Facebook) New York woman Lauren Piccolo and her lost whippet puppy were reunited after...Show More Summary

Woman in Fla. 'stand your ground' case released

2 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Marissa Alexander on Tuesday was sentenced to the 1,095 days she has already served in jail after pleading guilty to three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for the 2010 shooting

Soccer Fans: Tok TV Wants Your Selfies

What is it about stadium sports that makes it the best testing ground for social and second screen apps? is the latest creator of apps that lets fans trash talk (or cheer, of course, I can’t help being from Philadelphia) while they watch the game. They started with baseball. Show More Summary

Step Aside, Old Chili Powder: How to Prepare Whole Dried Chilies for the Best Powder and Puree

Whether you're making real Texas-style chile con carne (no beans please!), a quick weeknight ground beef and canned bean chili, or even a vegan or vegetarian version, the best thing you can do to up your chili game is to leave those jars of pre-ground chili powder on the shelf. Show More Summary

9 Steps to Adjust Your Hiking Poles

For both hikers as well as backpackers, hiking poles are an essential and important tool as it helps to dig into the uneven grounds with its sharp pointed metal tips and also gives more stability to the hiker on the trail. Hiking poles are also designed to bear the weight burden of the packing around a huge backpack. Show More Summary

Freelance Writing Jobs: 25 Sites That Pay for Guest Posts

Juan R. Velasco/Shutterstock Want to get your freelance writing career off the ground? One smart strategy is to write guest posts for blogs and online publications. Not only do these posts often pay better than content mill writing, they're also good ways to get your byline in front of more people. Show More Summary

Here Is The Stupid BMW M4 'Review' Video That Got A Valet Fired 

last weekVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Can you ever really know what happens to your car after you hand over the keys to a valet ? Maybe they'll park it carefully and go about the rest of their day; maybe they'll go hoon it into the ground. Or maybe they'll use it to make a bizarre, rambling YouTube "review" that ultimately costs them their job. Read more...

Natural gas is good but old leaky pipes releasing methane are bad

Imagine if every time you filled your car with gas, a few gallons didn't make it into the tank and instead spilled onto the ground. That's essentially what happens every day with the aging system of underground pipes and tanks that delivers...Show More Summary

Death-Defying Photos Of Skyscraper Construction Workers Goofing Around

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

I guess you have to make your own fun at work, even when work is 20 stories off the ground on the skeleton of a future skyscraper. But these photos of construction workers enjoying their breaks and photo-ops high in the air are simply terrifying. Read more...

Oh God, Hide Your Fics: Tumblr Introduces New “Fandometrics” Website To Chart Pop Culture - And yet, the "reblog post as link" still hasn't been fixed yet.

last weekOdd : Geekosystem

In its exhaustive quest to prove to kids on the Internet that they're totally hip and cool and their new parent company Yahoo is not running them into the ground, Tumblr has created a website which "compiles the top pop culture conversations within the Tumblr community." Basically, it's like Tumblarity but for fandoms. Show More Summary

Breaking: Zayn Got a Haircut

Take a deep breath. Take another. Lie down on the ground. Close your eyes. Picture the world falling down around you. Imagine your body covered in debris. Do you feel its weight? You are immobile and your breath is shallow. This is the end. This is the end. This is the end. Zayn got a haircut. Read more...

BMW i3: week with

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The BMW i3 is an intriguing little car. It’s quirky looking and certainly not your usual BMW design, but then it has been built from the ground up to be an entirely new car for the German manufacturer. We had both models through the CarAdvice garage and I had the opportunity to spend a few days in both. [...]

Video: iPhone 6 free falls from space in the ultimate drop test

How annoying is this? You drop your phone accidentally from barely 3 feet off the ground and the screen shatters instantly. Meanwhile, Urban Armor Gear flies an iPhone 6 into space and intentionally drops it back down to Earth, and it...Show More Summary

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