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That may have been one of the best NFL finishes of all time

Holy moly! Keenum to Diggs. Vikes TD scored as time on the clock elapsed to win the game.

Incredible. Just incredible!

Shithole countries: the early days...

Don't hold your breath, but if only Trump would...



And on to the divisional round...

Feel free to make your picks known throughout the week.

Saturday
Atlanta at Philly
Tennessee at New England

Sunday
Jacksonville at Pittsburgh
New Orleans at Minnesota

The favored home teams look pretty much like a lock. Then again, I felt that way about all four wild card games this weekend and it didn't work out that way. If I had to pick an upset, I'd go with Atlanta since Carson Wentz is out.



Best science pics of 2017












https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-017-08492-y

Trouble in Patriots land? ESPN to release article on infighting in New England

We'll see tomorrow if it's just stirring the pot or whether real rifts are being exposed, and whether this affects how the Pats perform in the playoffs.

https://twitter.com/bruceallen/status/949069690068000774

https://twitter.com/bruceallen/status/949069691691130880

The harm of religion, Turkish style

This news item doesn't single out Christianity, which has been a source of annoyance to some of the Christian folk here.

Is this one topic we can all agree on? This is horse shit and nothing more, correct?


Turkey's highest religious body suggests children as young as nine could marry under Islamic law

'The Turkish Civil Code clearly states that adulthood begins at the age of 18. Early marriages violate children's rights, women's rights, human rights'


A government body in Turkey has suggested that girls as young as nine and boys as young as 12 could marry under Islamic law, prompting the country's main opposition party to call for an investigation into child marriages.

An online glossary of Islamic terms was posted by Turkey's Directorate of Religious Affairs or Diyanet which is responsible for administering religious institutions and education. The website said that, according to Islamic law, whoever had reached the age of adolescence had the right to marry.

Elsewhere, the beginning of adolescence was defined as nine and 12 for girls and boys respectively.

Although the glossary has since been removed, 30 MPs from the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) have called upon the government to launch a parliamentary inquiry into child marriages. The legal age of marriage in Turkey is 18, or 17 with parental consent. In exceptional circumstances people can marry at 16, subject to court approval.


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/turkey-children-marry-age-nine-islamic-law-diyanet-government-chp-mp-investigation-muslim-a8142131.html

It's frigid, it's snowy, but hardy Americans will not be deterred...

Well, at least not the bipods...





15 finalists for 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame class

The 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2018 includes four former players who are in their first year of eligibility.

The modern-era finalists revealed Tuesday night include linebacker Ray Lewis, wide receiver Randy Moss, guard Steve Hutchinson and linebacker Brian Urlacher. Those four players finished their careers with a combined 34 Pro Bowl selections and 20 first-team All-Pro selections.

Tackle Tony Boselli, wide receiver Isaac Bruce, safety Brian Dawkins, guard Alan Faneca, tackle Joe Jacoby, running back Edgerrin James, cornerback Ty Law, safety John Lynch, center Kevin Mawae, wide receiver Terrell Owens and cornerback Everson Walls are the other finalists.

The Class of 2018 will be chosen by the Board of Selectors at a meeting Feb. 3 in Minneapolis, Minnesota -- the day before Super Bowl LII. At that meeting, the list of modern-era finalists will be trimmed to 10 and then to five. The five finalists will then be chosen on a yes-or-no basis, and those who receive 80 percent approval will be enshrined next August in Canton, Ohio.

http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/21945500/pro-football-hall-fame-finalists-include-four-players-first-year-eligibility

How do you deal with the leftover holiday sweets?

Many of us gorge on rich foods over the holidays and then, in disgust with ourselves, pledge to avoid overindulging when the new year rolls around.

Are you the type who tosses everything in the garbage on Jan. 1, or gives it away to relatives/friends/neighbors?

Or do you refuse to discard the last of the candy, pastries, chocolates, etc. and simply vow not to buy anymore when they're consumed, whenever that may be?

Or maybe you're the type who goes off to the supermarket in search of even more holiday junk food that has now gone on sale so you can have a stockpile for the coming weeks and months?

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