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Logistics lesson

Problem- your house is on fire

Solution- there is a fire hydrant across the street. You happen to have a friend, 2 coffee cups, a roll of duct tape and a hose cut in 8 places.

What is the best way to get the fire out? Use the cups, running back and forth or try using the hose while your friend uses the tape to repair the hose?

Logistics is simply moving a needed thing from one place to another. What it is and the places are simply details. The key is the transport.

Restaurant report card: What's in your fast food meat?

Restaurant report card: What's in your fast food meat?

Our favorite fast foods could come back to bite us, according to a report released Wednesday -- and it's not just the extra calories.

The new report grades the 25 largest US fast food chains on where they stand on antibiotics.

The results are a mixed bag: For the third year in a row, the only two As were awarded to Chipotle Mexican Grill and Panera Bread. More companies passed this year than ever before.

But 11 of the top 25 chains received an F, having taken "no (discernible) action to reduce use of antibiotics in their supply chains."


15-year-old dead, 16-year-old wounded in NYC school stabbing

15-year-old dead, 16-year-old wounded in NYC school stabbing

Police say an 18-year-old man attacked two fellow students inside a New York City school, fatally stabbing a 15-year-old boy and critically injuring a 16-year-old boy.

The attack happened Wednesday on the fifth floor of the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation, a middle and high school in the Bronx. It's located in a building that also houses a public elementary school.

Investigators say the 18-year-old has been taken into custody and they are investigating whether the teen had been bullied.

Police say a weapon was recovered.


I will not take a knee for the anthem

But I will gladly stand next to anyone who does.

And, if need be, I will stand in front of them, between them and those who hurl insults or threaten violence.

'nuff said

Vote Democrat, Love Guns? Theres a Group For You, Too.

Vote Democrat, Love Guns? There’s a Group For You, Too.

Word had already spread at the Livermore Rod and Gun Club, about 50 miles east of San Francisco, that a group of self-described liberals were at the range.

“A liberal gun club. Isn’t that some kind of oxymoron?” cracked one of the shooters to another as he leaned back on a bench to rest between rounds. “Yeah,” said his friend. “I guess we could use some liberals who don’t hate guns.”

Members of The Liberal Gun Club are used to snarky remarks from other shooters. The club formed in 2009 as a loose community of gun owners who wanted to shoot and talk firearms, but were put off by the rhetoric of gun confiscation and the evils of Democrats that they often encounter at gun stores, shooting ranges, and in gun forums.

“When those people who weren’t fitting the stereotypical role would discuss firearms they’d get lambasted for their views,” says Lara Smith, the organization’s national spokesperson. “The club was started by people who said, ‘Hey, look. There’s this whole other group of people out there who shoot.’”


New documentary examines 'Gray State' murder-suicide

New documentary examines 'Gray State' murder-suicide

A new documentary is offering disturbing insight into why an aspiring Minnesota filmmaker, David Crowley, murdered his family before killing himself.

“This is a self-portrait of a man falling to pieces,” said Erik Nelson, the director of the documentary, ‘A Gray State,’ which borrows the name from Crowley’s unfinished film project. The movie has its local premiere Thursday night at the Walker Art Center.

On Jan. 17, 2015, Apple Valley Police found the bodies of David Crowley, 29, his wife Komel, 28, and their five-year-old daughter, Rania. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner determined it was a murder-suicide, with David shooting his wife and daughter before turning the gun on himself.

After a year-long investigation, Apple Valley Police shared details of the grisly crime with the FOX 9 Investigators last year, including how David Crowley scrawled the words Allah Akbar, Arabic for "God is the greatest," on the wall in his wife’s blood.

Documenting/living in an Alt-right conspiracy theory world...
And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.

Hobby Lobby cotton display goes viral for being 'racist'

Hobby Lobby cotton display goes viral for being 'racist'

Crafts store Hobby Lobby is taking serious heat for a store display that one woman is calling “racist.”

On Thursday, Facebook user Daniell Rider posted a photo to Hobby Lobby’s Facebook page, of a vase of cotton flowers displayed in a Texas store. She captioned it, “This decor is WRONG on SO many levels. There is nothing decorative about raw cotton… A commodity which was gained at the expense of African-American slaves. A little sensitivity goes a long way. PLEASE REMOVE THIS ‘décor.’”

The $29.99 stems (marked down to $15 on the company website) was shared more than 15K times and earned 169K comments, an overwhelming majority of which ridiculed Rider for being “too sensitive” and a few that defended her stance.

Brawls, pepper spray and police patrols: A high school football game turns ugly

Brawls, pepper spray and police patrols: A high school football game turns ugly

A chaotic scene seemingly out of a riot unfolded Friday night in Henderson, Nevada, as police officers used pepper spray, patrols and crowd control to break up a high school football game that ended with the two teams coming to blows.

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Basic High School was hosting Canyon Springs for its homecoming Friday when the game became heated. More than 30 penalties were called, many for unsportsmanlike conduct, and four players were ejected before the game even ended.

In the end, Canyon Springs won, 20-15. On the final play, a Canyon Springs player was tackled out of bounds on Basic’s home sideline, and a fight immediately broke out, according to the Las Vegas Sun.

For about 30 seconds, players and coaches shoved each other, threw punches and swung helmets at each other, both media outlets report. Eventually, police officers moved in and dispersed the brawl using mace. Video shows a cloud of pepper spray and multiple police officers pointing canisters at both teams as they push them back to their respective sidelines.

Both teams should be done for the season.

U.S. Regions with Stricter Gun Laws Have Lower Rates of Pediatric Injuries Due to Firearms

U.S. Regions with Stricter Gun Laws Have Lower Rates of Pediatric Injuries Due to Firearms

New research shows regions of the United States that have the strictest gun laws also have the lowest rates of childhood firearm injuries, with the Northeast region of the U.S. having the lowest rates of child injuries due to guns.

The study abstract, “Geographic Regions with Stricter Gun Laws Have Fewer Emergency Department Visits for Pediatric Firearm-Related Injuries: A Five-Year National Study,?? will be presented Friday, Sept. 15, at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition in Chicago.

For the study, researchers compared regional firearms laws to the number of firearms-related injuries in regional emergency departments. Using national data from the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample from 2009-2013, researchers analyzed 111,839 emergency department visits for pediatric firearm-related injuries across the U.S., broken down by state and region.

“Our research confirms that regions that have stricter gun laws have a significantly lower rate of firearm injuries among children,” said Monika Goyal, MD, MSCE, an assistant professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine at Children’s National Health System and The George Washington University.

A potentially useful study has blemishes that illustrate why there is so much resistance to these studies. Obvious issues with the study create a perception that, rather than an unbiased study reaching a derived conclusion, it is a preconceived conclusion that has a study created to support the conclusion:

-the study repeatedly uses the term 'children' but later acknowledges over 50% of the ER visits are by ages 18 or older. This skews the results by including a group of adults (actually the majority) that is very different from the emphasized demographic, children

-while the data is available on a by state basis, it seems they only analyze it regionally. This gives the impression that there may be states which would not support the conclusion and therefore are grouped to hide inconvenient data

-while using Brady ranking may seem to allow a consistent comparison of state laws, the ranking in actually a subjective, arbitrary, non-reviewed grading done by an organization which openly has an extremely biased agenda

-they acknowledge the average rate of ER visits remained constant over the study period. They do not appear to try to explain why firearm law changes during that period did not show any change in the rate of ER visits

Until studies can be done without such questions of bias, there will be resistance to useful, life-saving research on the subject. It is unfortunate the Obama administration study PRIORITIES FOR RESEARCH TO REDUCE THE THREAT OF FIREARM-RELATED VIOLENCE languishes without action. No independent group has chosen to pursue any of the suggested research; perhaps due to the CDC finding that gun related violence is a complex issue and the traditional mantras (more guns/more gun control) are overly simplistic and ultimately ineffective.

In Stunning New Deal with Democrats, Trump Agrees to Be Impeached

whoops dupe...
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