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Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl cooks BBQ for LA firefighters battling Californiawildfires

The Foo Fighters frontman brought his Backbeat BBQ to a group of fire personnel who are currently combatting the Woolsey Fire in LA

https://www.nme.com/news/music/dave-grohl-firefighters-california-wildfire-camp-fire-woolsey-fire-2401895

When Rochester, N.Y. votes:

It’s a tradition dating back to the mid 2000’s where women visit to leave their debt of gratitude.

Curators of Mt. Hope Cemetery have since set up a board where visitors may leave their ‘thank you’ as to not damage the monument.



Photo credit: ABC News

Draconid Meteor Shower 2018 Peaks Monday. Here's What to Expect.

If you're a meteor shower fan, mark Monday evening (Oct. 8) on your calendar, particularly if you live in the mid-Atlantic or northeast United States, as well as the Maritime provinces of eastern Canada. On that night, the Earth will pass through the irregular and surprised-filled Draconid meteor stream.

The annual Draconid meteor shower occurs every year around Oct. 8 when the Earth passes through a stream of dust from the periodic comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner, which from here on we’ll refer to as Comet G-Z. so named because the meteors appear to emanate from the constellation of Draco, the Dragon.

https://www.space.com/42052-draconid-meteor-shower-2018-peaks-oct8.html

In the event that you need to check out for a moment; there’s this!

Enjoy the view!

Fox News Edits Out the United Nations Laughing at Trump...

Fox News Edits Out the United Nations Laughing at Trump from Clips of His Embarrassing Speech to the General Assembly

In the world of Fox News, President Donald Trump is always winning, and the only people to oppose him are sore-loser Democrats. But to maintain this fantasy, the people at Fox — which still pretends to be an objective news outlet — often have to omit key facts or even manipulate reality in order to hide the president's obvious failings.

A startling example of this muddying of the waters was on display Tuesday on the Fox News Twitter account, which is followed by more than 18 million people.

As is typical, Fox News tweeted out clips of Trump's speech Tuesday morning to the United Nations General Assembly. At one point in the speech, Trump boasted about his presidency, ridiculously claiming, "In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country." In response to this unnecessary and egregious claim, the audience of world leaders burst into laughter.

https://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/fox-news-edits-out-united-nations-laughing-trump-clips-his-embarrassing-speech

We're looking for suggestions on where to donate in the wake of Florence...

We’d like to find a few suggestions of animal rescue/foster centers that would appreciate donations in the areas affected by Florence.

Thank you for your suggestions...

If Apple Were A Worker Cooperative, Each Employee Would Earn At Least $403K

Cooperatives create sustainable economic employment and drives healthy communities for middle class employees...

https://www.forbes.com/sites/cameronkeng/2014/12/18/if-apple-was-a-worker-cooperative-each-employee-would-earn-at-least-403k/#698debf32dee


Sorry, Folks, Rich People Actually Don't 'Create The Jobs'

Living wages and labor create jobs...

http://www.businessinsider.com/rich-people-create-jobs-2013-11

NPR: Military Asked To Provide 20,000 Beds For Detained Immigrant Children


The Pentagon is being asked by the Department of Health and Human Services to provide temporary beds for up to 20,000 undocumented children. That bed space would be needed beginning in July and running through the end of the year.

Officials tell NPR that four bases are expected to provide space, including the Army's Fort Bliss base in El Paso, Texas. It's uncertain if there would be enough barracks space, so officials say that tents likely would have to be put up.

It's unclear whether the space could be used for the family detention ordered this week by the Trump administration; the Department of Health and Human Services only handles detained children — separated from their parents or unaccompanied — while the adults are held by the Department of Homeland Security.

Meanwhile, the Pentagon is being asked to provide 21 attorneys — most of them military officers — to help the Department of Justice to prosecute undocumented immigrant cases in California, Texas, Arizona and New Mexico.

https://www.npr.org/2018/06/21/622362810/military-asked-to-provide-20-000-beds-for-detained-immigrant-children?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20180621

New York's Health Department Plans to Recommend Legalizing Marijuana

Source: NYT

ALBANY — A study commissioned by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo will recommend that “a regulated, legal marijuana program be available to adults in the state,” the New York State health commissioner said on Monday.

The announcement by the commissioner, Howard Zucker, comes after a fast evolution in the thinking of Mr. Cuomo, a second-term Democrat who said as recently as last year that marijuana was a “gateway drug.”

In more recent months, however, Mr. Cuomo has said that “facts have changed” around the drug, and in January he commissioned a report with the mission of determining the consequences from legalization efforts in New Jersey and Massachusetts, and “what would that do to New York because it’s right in the middle.”

“We looked at the pros, we looked at the cons, and when were done, we realized that the pros outweighed the cons,” Mr. Zucker said, adding, “We have new facts.”

Read more: https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/06/18/nyregion/new-york-marijuana-legalization.html

NPR Newscaster Carl Kasell Dies At 84, After A Lifelong Career On-Air

Source: NPR

Every weekday for more than three decades, his baritone steadied our mornings. Even in moments of chaos and crisis, Carl Kasell brought unflappable authority to the news.

But behind that hid a lively sense of humor, revealed to listeners late in his career, when he became the beloved judge and official scorekeeper for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! NPR's news quiz show.

Kasell died Tuesday from complications from Alzheimer's disease in Potomac, Md. He was 84.

Read more: https://www.npr.org/2018/04/17/528656453/npr-newscaster-carl-kasell-dies-at-84-after-a-lifelong-career-on-air?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20180417
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