Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!, In the News, and Enjoy

Happy New Year! - Laura and I wish you a very Happy New Year!

In the News - They walk among us!

  • Global warming scientists forced to admit defeat—because of too much ice
  • How The NSA Remotely Hacks iPhones
  • No Drugs Necessary: Driver Arrested for Having Empty Compartment
  • Expert Reveals the 21st-Century Ailments caused by Smartphones and Tablets
  • Cops: Man Asks for $1,200 Ransom After Finding Lost Dog

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  • Monday, December 30, 2013

    Avoiding Telemarketers, In the News, and Enjoy

    Avoiding Telemarketers - Consumers will be able to opt not to receive unsolicited telemarketing calls starting this week.

    The Fair Trade Commission (FTC) said that on January 2 it will open the Do Not Call Registery, a Web site designed to help people avoid telemarketing calls.

    Consumers who want to use the service can register their mobile or home telephone numbers via the Web site at Do Not Call Registery

    Telemarketing firms must check the registry at the do-not-call Web site to ensure they do not disturb consumers on the list before they make calls to consumers.

    Consumers can file complaints to the FTC or the Korea Consumer Agency concerning telemarketing calls to homes and mobile phones that they receive after registering their numbers on the list, and violators can face fines.
    As telephone numbers are private information, they will be stored in the form of codes and will only be used as a method to reveal that a customer with a certain number does not want to receive a call from telemarketing firms.

    But placing one's number on the registry will stop most, but not all unsolicited calls, because the measure can only regulate firms that are officially registered as telemarketers. There were about 5,500 telemarketing firms registered as of 2012. Consumers cannot bar unsolicited text messages and faxes from telemarketers or survey calls.

    In the News - They walk among us!

  • MSM Glosses Over Irony of Global Warming Scientists Trapped in Antarctic Ice
  • Man Arrested Running Through Bingo Hall With Pants Down Yelling "Bingo"
  • Police Lure Naked Suicidal Man Off Ledge With a Sandwich
  • NSA Intercepts Computer Deliveries, Installs Malware
  • Samsung Sells 110" Ultra-HD TV for $150,000

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  • Monday, December 23, 2013

    The Ducks, National Pfeffernuesse Day, In the News, and Enjoy

    Duck Dynasty - NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's lieutenant governor says the "Duck Dynasty" reality TV show is important to state tourism, and he could help connect the Robertson family with new producers if they cannot reach agreement with the A&E network

    National Pfeffernuesse Day - Today is National Pfeffernuesse Day!

    Pfeffernuesse cookies are a traditional cookie in Central Europe.

    The name Pfeffernuesse translates to pepper nuts in German, Danish and Dutch—describing the spicy taste of the cookies and the use of almonds or walnuts and a small amount of black pepper in Pfeffernuesse recipes.

    In the News - They walk among us!

  • NSA Panel Member Recommends Increased Data Collection
  • The Next Detroit? Atlantic City and Las Vegas Facing Catastrophic Collapse
  • NYC Micro-Apartments Could Be Hazardous to Your Mental Health
  • Cracker Barrel Backtrack: Duck Back On Menu
  • Under Armour Keeps Ties To Duck Dynasty

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  • Friday, December 20, 2013

    International Human Solidarity Day,In the News, I Don't Give a Duck about A&E, and Enjoy

    International Human Solidarity Day - The General Assembly, on 22 December 2005, by resolution 60/209 identified solidarity as one of the fundamental and universal values that should underlie relations between peoples in the 21st century. The General Assembly proclaimed 20 December of each year International Human Solidarity Day.

    By resolution 57/265 the General Assembly, on 20 December 2002, established the World Solidarity Fund, which was set up in February 2003 as a trust fund of the United Nations Development Programme. Its objective is to eradicate poverty and promote human and social development in developing countries, in particular among the poorest segments of their populations.

    In the News - They walk among us!

  • Doctors Perform Emergency C-Section, Discover No Baby
  • Ohio Bill Would Require Parents to Undergo State Investigation Before Homeschooling
  • Couple Arrested After Naked Wedding in Front of San Fran City Hall
  • SCREW UP: FBI Agent Puts Bureau's Secret Interrogation Manual in Library of Congress
  • DoorBot Lets You Answer Door When You Are Not Home

    I Don't Give a Duck About A&E - Indeed!

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  • Thursday, December 19, 2013

    Oatmeal Muffin Day, In the News, and Enjoy

    Oatmeal Muffin Day - Today is Oatmeal Muffin Day!

    Oatmeal muffins are made with the primary ingredient of oatmeal. Additional ingredients may be nearly anything. Most common are raisins, nuts, and chocolate chips.

    Oat groats are coarsely ground to make oatmeal, or cut into small pieces to make steel-cut oats, or first steamed and then flattened to make rolled oats. Quick-cooking rolled oats (quick oats) are cut into small pieces before being steamed and rolled. Instant oatmeal is pre-cooked and dried, usually with sweetener and flavoring added.

    Both types of rolled oats may be eaten uncooked as in Muesli or may be cooked to make porridge. Both types are also used as an ingredient in oatmeal muffins, oatmeal cookies, and oat cakes. Oatmeal is also sometimes porridge with the bran or fibrous husk as well as the oat kernel or groat. In some countries rolled oats are eaten raw with milk and sugar or raisins. Oatmeal is also used as a thickening agent in soups.

    In the News - They walk among us!

  • Parents Upset After L.I. School Removes Religious References from "Silent Night"
  • Police Allow Man to Finish Marriage Proposal Before Arresting Him
  • Device Blocks Teens From Texting and Driving
  • Cryptolocker Ransomware Being Described As "The Perfect Crime"
  • TX Court Rules Search Warrants May be Based on "Predictions of Future Crime"

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