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To Putin, Trump is perfect

Found on FB, then on YouTube. Funny!

Seen this cabinet appointment yet?

It's satire, but not much of a stretch!

Muslim & Hindu immigrants to U.S. are highly educated, study shows

So the next time you hear a xenophobe yammering about how all these Muslim and Indian immigrants are nothing but a drain on society, send them a link to this story on a new Pew study:

Hindus and Muslims who have migrated to the United States in recent years are especially well-educated, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center. On average, Hindus in the U.S. have nearly 16 years of schooling, significantly more than Jews, the next most highly-educated U.S. religious group. Muslim Americans have nearly 14 years of schooling, which is well above the U.S. average.

The high education levels of U.S. Hindus and Muslims are in stark contrast to the schooling levels of those populations worldwide, where they are the two least educated of all religious groups, with just 5.6 years of schooling on average. The Pew data underscore how U.S. policies and world migration patterns have produced a highly selective representation of the two immigrant groups.

"Hindus and Muslims in the United States are a pretty elite segment of the global Hindu and Muslim population," says Conrad Hackett, a Pew demographic researcher.

In both cases, they are generally newcomers. Nearly nine out of ten Hindus in the United States and two out of every three Muslims were born outside the country, according to Hackett.


Your Trump laugh of the day

Not sure if you're familiar with fark.com, but they post some news and some odd stories. The comments from the users are the best part.

Today there's a story on a new assessment that can help detect whether your child is going to grow up to be an asshole.

Tot test spots future crooks, druggies, deadbeat dads: study


My first thought was "They call it the Trump test." But this person captured the joke so much better with a picture:

Cardinals nab Dexter Fowler!?!

That's according to one report -- 5 years, $80 to 90 million. Yet to be confirmed...


Heroin deaths surpass gun homicides for the first time, CDC data shows

Source: Washington Post

Opioid deaths continued to surge in 2015, surpassing 30,000 for the first time in recent history, according to CDC data released Thursday.

That marks an increase of nearly 5,000 deaths from 2014. Deaths involving powerful synthetic opiates, like fentanyl, rose by nearly 75 percent from 2014 to 2015.

Heroin deaths spiked too, rising by more than 2,000 cases. For the first time since at least the late 1990s, there were more deaths due to heroin than to traditional opioid painkillers, like hydrocodone and oxycodone.

"The epidemic of deaths involving opioids continues to worsen," said CDC Director Tom Frieden in a statement. "Prescription opioid misuse and use of heroin and illicitly manufactured fentanyl are intertwined and deeply troubling problems."

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/12/08/heroin-deaths-surpass-gun-homicides-for-the-first-time-cdc-data-show/?utm_term=.d5479f90d136

The article goes on to report that gun homicides outnumbered heroin deaths by more than 5 to 1 in 2007.

I didn't realize the scope of this problem. I mean, I've heard plenty of news reports about the growing opioid crisis, but I wasn't aware it had reached this scale already. Yikes!

Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year nominees

Any preferences/favorites here?


Larry Fitzgerald (Arizona Cardinals)

Matt Ryan (Atlanta Falcons)

Steve Smith (Baltimore Ravens)

Eric Wood (Buffalo Bills)

Greg Olsen (Carolina Panthers)

Sam Acho (Chicago Bears)

Andy Dalton (Cincinnati Bengals)

Joe Thomas (Cleveland Browns)

Sean Lee (Dallas Cowboys)

Virgil Green (Denver Broncos)

Don Carey (Detroit Lions)

Jayrone Elliott (Green Bay Packers)

Brian Cushing (Houston Texans)

Joe Reitz (Indianapolis Colts)

Julius Thomas (Jacksonville Jaguars)

Alex Smith (Kansas City Chiefs)

Johnny Hekker (Los Angeles Rams)

Mike Pouncey (Miami Dolphins)

Chad Greenway (Minnesota Vikings)

Rob Gronkowski (New England Patriots)

Roman Harper (New Orleans Saints)

Eli Manning (New York Giants)

Brandon Marshall (New York Jets)

Dan Williams (Oakland Raiders)

Jon Dorenbos (Philadelphia Eagles)

Arthur Moats (Pittsburgh Steelers)

Jeremiah Attaochu (San Diego Chargers)

Torrey Smith (San Francisco 49ers)

Cliff Avril (Seattle Seahawks)

Vincent Jackson (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

Jurrell Casey (Tenneesee Titans)

Pierre Garcon (Washington Redskins)


Damn Yankees sew up Aroldis Chapman

$86 million over 5 years.


Chapman is a proven closer. I'm wondering how Gary Sanchez is going to perform at the plate in 2017. He set lofty expectations based on his 53 games this season.

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