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As I walked up to our back gate in Collinsville I saw this: It never ends, the raccoons. Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at respublica
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Interesting piece of beer history: In 1963, Alfred (Freddy) Heineken of the Heineken beer company, took a trip to a small island in the Caribbean and was taken aback by all the beer bottles littering the beaches. The island was... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at respublica
The Washington DC city council approved an ordinance which includes a fine for residents and businesses who do not shovel the snow in front of their properties. Frankly, I've always found it odd that people with homes fronted by a... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at respublica
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Here is a story on the Worst Toys for Kids 2014 put out by group, World Against Toys Causing Harm, or W.A.T.C.H for short. Most of the toys on this year's hazardous list have some sort of injury possibility built... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at respublica
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I saw this comment this morning: Who would voluntarily live in Buffalo? That made me Google Buffalo since I haven't been paying all that much attention. That city is in the midst of a snow event which could bring 6... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
Eating on an airplane tray table is the same as eating off of a toilet or bathroom sink according to experts studying germs on planes. Here's more info to make you think twice about flying: Tests of the bins you... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
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With the seminary on quarter break, some of our students who have stayed around have been helping to get the outdoor Christmas lights in place. It usually a lot of hard physical work because we put out a lot of... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
That is so true. I am trying to remember if I've seen an emergency vehicle during the many times I've driven that part of the road. There really isn't any place for cars to move to the side.
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This happened overnight near Midway Airport in Chicago Although this doesn't happen very often, it's why when I hear a very loud plane I'm always looking up and prepared to run. The people who lived in the house got out... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
Ron, I know you're going to love the new roadway, but aside from that, the two stoplights so close together cause all kinds of wait time. If the people working on the road don't notice, then they're about the only ones.
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This is just one more public service announcement about the backups on Vandalia in Collinsville due to two out of sync stoplights, one of which is unnecessary at this time. Saturday morning around 10:30 I left the house to go... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
Bird Flu threat to 10 million turkeys...and 6000 infected ducks face being culled Thanksgiving on the horizon and we get this kind of story, but fear not Americans, this is, so far, happening in England. I did not know people... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
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Before I went to bed last night I saw this national weather map which said all 50 states, even Hawaii, will see below freezing tempertures overnight. Now, to make this true, some the temperature readings would have to be taken... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
Yes it's true. Two mayo companies are fighting over mayo. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
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It's only mid November and the temperatures are closing in on Polar frigid-ish. Yesterday it snowed, not a lot of snow, but the most since 1951 on this date. It was a wet snow, but over night the temperatures dropped... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
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For those of us on the east end of town, this is too funny and too perfect. In fact, it's so possible that after our neighbor sent me this picture, Dale looked at it and his first impression was, Oh... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at respublica
This is so annoying and so impossible to change that we all just become inured and resigned to it. "AT&T Mobility, the nation's second-largest cellular provider, says it's no longer attaching hidden Internet tracking codes to data transmitted from its... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
Did you ever have to sing the encyclopedia song which helped you remember how to spell it? The song came from the Mickey Mouse Club and sung by Jiminy Cricket which is probably why I know this by heart. EN... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
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Saw this photo of prisoners in the Cook Country jail circa 1910. And all this time I thought the striped jail clothes were a figment of movie makers. Rather fascinating photo to sit and stare at. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
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The morning began at 19 degrees. The fall quarter is ending here at the seminary and the grand finale is the traditional jump in the campus fountain pond by students who pass their Greek qualifying exam. Everyone passed and by... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at respublica
That is true, Ron.
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This is the day that first quarter seminary students who pass the Greek qualifying exam jump in the campus fountain to celebrate. As of yesterday the jump was still on. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at respublica
Headline yesterday and today from the Wall Street Journal. Airplanes Secretly Track U.S. Cellphones. I'm linking the story from Gizmodo because the WSJ won't let you read unless you subscribe. "A secret U.S. spy program used fake cell phone towers... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at respublica
This from KMOX's Brett Blume "Coming up at 6 @MoDOT-StLouis plans to hit the streets in force this weekend to battle back against ice & snow." Oh Gee. I did not know we'd be facing ice and snow this weekend.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at respublica
Here's an ironic airport story. Some time back the TSA began a program which would allow low risk airline passengers to skip the normal security lines which involve removing shoes, coats, belts etc and taking laptops out of cases, not... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at respublica