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• Friday, November 14th, 2014

 

Facebook is up to its old tricks…rolling out the new and “improved” Places function with no warning to its millions of users just why this is not such a good thing for them but an awesome thing for Facebook. Here’s an article you might want to check out: Facebook is using your check-ins as location reviews. If you’re fed up with FB’s continual sticking its nose in your business, here’s a short video on a few more reasons (as if you need any more) to delete your FB account: Delete your Facebook account. Finally, here are the rather convoluted instructions on how to actually accomplish deleting your FB account: How to permanently delete your FB account.

 

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• Thursday, November 13th, 2014

 

Today’s offering from Daily Overview is particularly striking.

 

Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA

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• Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Poppies and airplanes

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• Monday, March 03rd, 2014

Winter storm warnings in March in Austin, Texas?

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Winter Storm Warning for Austin TX until 2014-03-04 13:00:00.0 … WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON CST TUESDAY… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET… WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON CST TUESDAY. * TIMING… FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING UNTIL NOON TUESDAY. * MAIN IMPACT… FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET… POTENTIALLY ACCUMULATING TO 1/10 INCH. ROADWAYS MAY BECOME HAZARDOUS… ESPECIALLY ELEVATED ROADS SUCH AS BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES. * OTHER IMPACTS… SENSITIVE PLANTS SHOULD BE COVERED AND PEOPLE AND PETS SHOULD BE INDOORS TO PREVENT HYPOTHERMIA. THUNDERSLEET OR THUNDER WITH FREEZING RAIN IS ALSO POSSIBLE. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW… SLEET… FREEZING RAIN OR FREEZING DRIZZLE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. THIS WILL CAUSE CONSIDERABLE TRAVEL PROBLEMS AND MAY POSE A THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY.

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• Sunday, March 02nd, 2014

Freezing rain/sleet in Texas in early March? Inconceivable!

Special Weather Statement

 

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• Sunday, March 02nd, 2014

The closing ceremonies of the Olympics are barely over, and the street cleaners are still out tidying up…did they think the world wouldn’t notice?

 

Ukraine mobilizes troops in Russia crisis

 

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• Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Shoot-out USA Style

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• Friday, February 07th, 2014

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Russian Officials Defend Decrepit Facilities By Citing Surveillance Footage Inside Hotel Showers

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• Wednesday, February 05th, 2014

This Might Be The Strangest Book Ever Written

The book portrays Serafini's imagined world in two sections. The first half deals with flora, fauna and physics, and the second aspects of human life.

 

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• Wednesday, February 05th, 2014

Based on the media/blog stories, tweets, and other social media websites, the Olympics are going to be quite an…ummm…adventure.

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Journalists at Sochi are live-tweeting their hilarious and gross hotel experiences

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Sochi Olympics off to a rough start

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Sochi Double Toilets

And a tip o’ the hat to our Canadian friends for their response to the anti-gay stance of the Russian government:

The Luge: The Olympics have always been a little gay

 

And kudos to AT&T, for taking a corporate stand against hate:

AT&T Condemns Anti-LBGT law in Russia, and sets example for other sponsors