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[VIDEO] ‘NFL 2017’: A Bad Lip Reading

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Tom Brady investigates a theft… and other things that didn’t happen

 

 

 

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[VIDEO] There’s Something Funny About The Way Lemurs Sunbathe 

It’s now officially spring! These are the funny ring-tailed Lemurs from the Twycross Zoo in Atherstone, England. As soon as just a bit of sun comes, that’s it, arms are stretched out to catch some Sun rays.


Fed Up Cops Turn Their Backs on Obama’s Labor Day Visit

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 reports: President Obama gave a Labor Day speech in Boston about the importance of unions on Monday, but one of the area’s top police union’s didn’t want to hear any of it.

The New England Police Benevolent Association boycotted the event to protest Obama’s lack of support for law enforcement in an era of anti-cop violence.

The Obama White House has overseen a “horror show” of lawlessness, the union charged, with cops as the intended victims.

The association’s president Jerry Flynn gave a statement to the Boston Herald about its reasoning for the boycott.

Our members are enraged at his lack of support of law enforcement. It’s clear that he has an agenda, and unfortunately the police are not part of his agenda.

Let’s face it, (there have been) eight people killed in a nine-day period, eight police officers, and his silence up until recently has been deafening. And the real sad part of this — and when I went to the White House in the first term with (Vice President) Joe Biden — he said to me that he would be the voice of law enforcement. Well, as much as I love and adore Joe, his voice has been silent as well. So it’s not an Obama problem, it’s an administration problem.

This is a horror show, this is an epidemic of lawless people trying to kill police officers for no apparent reasons. Case in point is the lieutenant who was pumping gas in Houston. Over 7,000 people were at that church, and where was he (Obama)? Why wasn’t he there instead of a unity breakfast? Read the rest of this entry »


Stormfront Penetrating Deep into New England

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On Tuesday, AccuWeather.com shared a graphic that showed a rainy day in the Northeast.

Needless to say, the graphic certainly got a rise out of the news anchors at WGN.

The image made the rounds on social media on Tuesday…

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[VIDEO] Matt Jacobson and Tanya Rivero Discuss Maine Lobster Flavor & Fishing Rules

Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative executive director Matt Jacobson and WSJ’s Tanya Rivero discuss the highly lucrative Maine lobster market and efforts to maintain future fishing sustainability.

"This represents a complete collapse of our aquatic immigration system"

“Sustainability?”


BREAKING: Mass Shooting at South Carolina’s Mother Emanuel AME Church

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A shooting took place at a church in Charleston, South Carolina on Wednesday night.

According to The Post and Courier, authorities responded to a shooting around 9 p.m. at 110 Calhoun Street, which is the location of Mother Emanuel AME Church.

The publication noted that police are on the hunt for the gunman.

While there are victims, authorities don’t know how many…,

Developing… Read the rest of this entry »


A Connecticut Man Died While Shoveling Snow: These Responders Finished the Job in His Memory

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When a group of first responders could not save a man who died while shoveling snow from his roof members of the Manchester Fire/Rescue/EMS and city’s police department decided to finish the job for him.

“They felt going back and finishing the job would at least have a positive outcome for the family. They just wanted to do something for the family so when they got home they wouldn’t have to worry about the integrity of the house.”

— Fire Chief David Billings

“Quite often a situation like this leaves first responders frustrated and feeling somewhat helpless,” Fire Chief David Billings told the Daily News. “They felt going back and finishing the job would at least have a positive outcome for the family. They just wanted to do something for the family so when they got home they wouldn’t have to worry about the integrity of the house.”

Like many people in New England living through this winter of historic snowfall, Miroslaw was on his roof Tuesday trying to remove it from his roof to protect his Manchester home, Billings said. Read the rest of this entry »


Lobster Boats Frozen in New England Harbor

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“Who do you have to blow to get a hot cup of coffee around here?”

FRIENDSHIP, Maine – The bitter cold weather is taking a toll on New England’s lobster industry which is losing a significant amount of money this winter.

Frozen waters in Maine have left lobstermen stuck on the mainland again this week.

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The boats are sitting frozen and stuck and ice is preventing many lobstermen from leaving the harbor. Read the rest of this entry »


The Shrink on the Seattle Seahawks’ Sideline

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The Super Bowl Champions Swear by a Sports Psychologist

Matthew Futterman writes: For most of the last two seasons, the Seattle Seahawks have been the most physically prepared team in the NFL, a collection of perfectly honed athletes that can outrun and outmuscle opponents at will.

“We want to invite the lion into the room and learn how to pet him. Our mind is easily distracted by thoughts and sounds and smells, and when our mind is distracted, we decrease our ability to perform.”

The Seahawks’ secret weapon, though, just might be the team’s willingness to give a sports psychologist the freedom to roam the training facility, locker room and even the sidelines every game, to make sure their heads are as sound as their bodies.

“We need to get better at being present, and you can be present by understanding and deepening the insight about who we are and how our mind works.”

For nearly three seasons, Michael Gervais has spent three days a week with the team, instilling what he and coach Pete Carroll refer to as “relationship-based coaching.” In the simplest terms, this means making sure coaches and players all understand each other on the deepest possible level, so that everyone feels valued and can communicate effectively.

“It’s the most fascinating culture I have ever been able to witness. There is a relentless approach to the idea that relationships matter.”

“We are an incredibly mindful team,” said Tom Cable, the Seahawks’ offensive line and assistant head coach, using an adjective that rarely comes across the lips of an NFL coach. “If I can understand someone like (guard) James Carpenter at a higher and deeper level, then I reach him further in terms of getting him to be the best he can be.”

“There is the overt objective and need to have the organization achieve. Some organizations sell widgets and some, like the Seahawks, sell outcomes, and the foundation of a great outcome is a relationship.”

— Sports Psychologist Michael Gervais

This sort of pursuit isn’t new to the sports world. Sports figures have long aspired to what is commonly referred to as “mindfulness”—an ability to perform without worrying about what has just happened or what might happen next. The Seahawks also are hardly the first team to give players access to a shrink. Read the rest of this entry »


This Day in History, January 30th, 1948: Mohandas Gandhi Assassinated

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Gandhi was assassinated on this day in 1948, a shocking and dispiriting event covered by media all across the world, including a mournful Nation. But perhaps more interesting to read today is this article from our issue of May 6, 1897, “East Indians in South Africa,” written by Alfred Webb, an Irish MP and an early president of the Indian National Congress.

Mahatma Gandhi, lying in state, after his assassinatino in 1948. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Mahatma Gandhi, lying in state, after his assassinatino in 1948. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

According to the historian Ramachandra Guha, this is the first mention of Gandhi ever to appear in the American press.

The population of India increases rapidly and encroaches upon the means of subsistence. South Africa is the nearest outlet for emigration. The climate is congenial; and thither numbers of Indians have repaired…. While all were at first welcomed as helpful toward the development of the country, all alike have been subjected to disabilities by color prejudice and by law…. M.K. Gandhi, a Hindu barrister, long resident in South Africa, returned to India to arouse public interest in the subject. His address at Bombay, last September, has been published…Mr. Gandhi says: “The general feeling throughout South Africa is that of hatred towards the Indians, encouraged by the newspapers and connived at, even countenanced, by the legislators…(read more)

January 30, 1948

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LOBSTER APOCALYPSE: WSJ Food Writer Calls for Radical Escalation in War On Shellfish

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“I’ve got a gun, a passport, some cash, and a wig. Can I borrow your car?”

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Know Your Enemy

1. Cup of drawn butter

2. Plastic bib

3. Fistful of moist towelettes

— from the Lobster Self-Defense Handbook

 For WSJ, Elizabeth Gunnison Dunn writes: Summertime, at its very best, announces itself in little rituals: the sprint down the beach to feel the ocean hit your toes, the beer yanked from an ice-filled cooler. Up and down the New England coast, the first lobster of the season emerges steaming from an aluminum pot and is served with a little cup of drawn butter, a plastic bib and a fistful of moist towelletes.

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“Claws like boxing gloves, prized for its hefty size…”

— Human Predator, describing targeted species

Then there is the second lobster, likely tossed in butter and mayonnaise and piled on a toasted roll. The third one might arrive by way of a creamy bisque. By then, most of us have come to the end of our lobster repertoires. We’re out of steam.

“I look for the lobster that scares me the most.”

— Chef Michael Hung

Lobster might be the ultimate totem of the seaside experience.Though it looms large in the summer vacationer’s imagination, it has traditionally been pigeonholed into a tediously narrow range of preparations.

“This scrumptious shellfish is nothing to be intimidated by.”

— Wall Street Journal, promoting shellfish combat tactics

This is a shame, because lobster has so much to recommend it. It’s sustainable, for one, in an ocean full of creatures being fished toward extinction. It’s lean. It has also, in recent years, become a bargain.

The cost of meats, fish, poultry and eggs has risen, overall, by almost 8% in the past year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but lobster is getting more affordable. Thanks to a glut of so-called soft-shell lobsters—the delicate specimens in new shells caught off the coast of Maine in the summer months—the past three seasons have delivered deals for anyone buying close to the source. Consumers at the seaside this summer are finding local prices as low as $5 a pound, as much as 50% below where they were a decade ago. Read the rest of this entry »


Massachusetts Democrat Expelled from State House after Conviction for Assaulting a Woman

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Katherine Connell  reports:  Yesterday the Massachusetts state house voted, 146–5, to expel Representative Carlos Henriquez, a Democrat who was convicted in January of assaulting a woman.

expel7n-3-webThough Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and Governor Deval Patrick had called on Henriquez to resign following his conviction, the New England branch of the NAACP, an organization of which Henriquez is a member, was not inclined to pass judgment, and sent an open letter to members of the house urging them to vote against or abstain from voting on the measure.

“The House of Representatives must respect the Massachusetts judicial process and let Representative Henriquez’s case before the Appeals Court proceed, without jumping to judgment before the appellate decision is rendered,” NAACP New England president Juan Cofield wrote in the February 6 letter. “Secondly, while NEAC respects the jury’s decision, there is currently no rule for expulsion that applies to misdemeanor convictions.”

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