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Rand Paul Meets With Black Leaders in Ferguson, MO

Why aren’t more Republicans doing this?

Via TIME

Sen. Rand Paul met with civil rights leaders Friday in Ferguson, Missouri, the city torn apart by racial unrest following the August shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer. During his visit, the Republican Senator, who is seen as a likely presidential candidate, stated his concerns about long prison sentences for nonviolent crimes, the loss of voting rights for felons and military programs to give unused equipment to local police departments.

“I wanted to find out what we could do to make the situation better,” Paul said of his visit Friday.

“Given the racial disparities in our criminal justice system, it is impossible for African-Americans not to feel like their government is particularly targeting them,” Paul wrote in an opinion piece for TIME this summer.

Read more at this link.

Is WiFi Access a Human Right?

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley apparently thinks WiFi access is indeed a human right. Click the link in the title to read why.

Will The Washington Capitals Win the Cup in 2014-2015? (Video)

The NHL’s 2014-2015 season began last night and tonight, the Washington Capitals begin their 2014-2015 season with a game against the Montreal Canadiens. What do NHL experts think of the Caps chances this year? E.J. Hradek and Dan Rosen take a look at the Washington Capitals for the upcoming 2014-15 NHL season.

Utah Jazz Sign Five-Year-Old With Leukemia to One-Day Contract

The feel-good story of the day from the Utah Jazz. LOVE how the story says ‘terms were not disclosed’. Check out the photos from the scrimmage at this link.

Via The National Post

The Utah Jazz signed a 5-year-old free agent guard to a one-day contract for a special scrimmage on Monday night.

JP Gibson, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, signed his contract with Jazz President Randy Rigby before joining the team in uniform for the annual preseason intrasquad scrimmage at EnergySolutions Arena.

JP was joined by his parents, Josh and Megan, and his 2-year-old sister, Elsie. The family is being hosted by the Jazz and photographer Jon Diaz’s “Anything Can Be” project that creates storybooks for children with cancer about their dreams and wishes.

Read more at this link.

NASA: Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches A New Record Maximum

Given that the world hasn’t warmed in over 18 years, NASA just had to work in a lie about global warming into the release now didn’t they…

Via NASA

Sea ice surrounding Antarctica reached a new record high extent this year, covering more of the southern oceans than it has since scientists began a long-term satellite record to map sea ice extent in the late 1970s. The upward trend in the Antarctic, however, is only about a third of the magnitude of the rapid loss of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean.

The new Antarctic sea ice record reflects the diversity and complexity of Earth’s environments, said NASA researchers. Claire Parkinson, a senior scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, has referred to changes in sea ice coverage as a microcosm of global climate change.

Just as the temperatures in some regions of the planet are colder than average, even in our warming world, Antarctic sea ice has been increasing and bucking the overall trend of ice loss.

“The planet as a whole is doing what was expected in terms of warming. Sea ice as a whole is decreasing as expected, but just like with global warming, not every location with sea ice will have a downward trend in ice extent,” Parkinson said.

Since the late 1970s, the Arctic has lost an average of 20,800 square miles (53,900 square kilometers) of ice a year; the Antarctic has gained an average of 7,300 square miles (18,900 sq km). On Sept. 19 this year, for the first time ever since 1979, Antarctic sea ice extent exceeded 7.72 million square miles (20 million square kilometers), according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center. The ice extent stayed above this benchmark extent for several days. The average maximum extent between 1981 and 2010 was 7.23 million square miles (18.72 million square kilometers).

These Types of TV’s Still Exist?

I didn’t think these types of TV’S still existed. What about you? Do you have one?

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