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Van Gogh’s ear…

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After 130 years,  one of the art world’s more curious mysteries has been solved,  and we now know  the identity  of the woman who Van Gogh gave his ear to.

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July 24, 2016 at 11:53 pm

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7-Eleven delivers…

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…by drone,  to a family in Reno,  Nevada,  marking the  first time  in U.S. history a drone has legally delivered a package to a U.S. resident who placed an order from a retailer.   History is made in strange ways,  does it not?

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July 24, 2016 at 10:11 am

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Honeyguides…

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Researchers have discovered that wild  birds understand  and respond to special calls made by humans when they want to enlist the help of the birds to locate bee nests.   The birds are after the wax,  the humans the honey,  so they are cooperating,  not competing.

I don’t know why the researchers seem surprised by this.   A number of species approach humans for assistance,  or offer it to them.   Animals survive because they are opportunistic.   If a particular behavior produces a benefit,  it is usually repeated so that the chances of survival are enhanced.

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July 23, 2016 at 11:53 pm

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Seagulls trippin’ …

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If you’re in Britain,  watch out for  drunk seagulls  which have been goring themselves on flying ants.   Apparently the formic acid in the ants’ bodies produces either vast excitement or a form of drunkenness.   Scientists are arguing about exactly what to term the effect,  but they all agree that the gulls love the little critters as much as we humans love M&Ms.

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July 23, 2016 at 10:08 am

Germany is crazy…

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You probably didn’t grow up on a farm as I did,  but would you place a fox in charge of the hen house?   I very much doubt it.   Germany wants to train migrants  to be pool lifeguards to protect swimmers from sex attacks committed by…wait for it…migrants.

Gee,  how could this possibly go wrong?   Has the entire West lost its collective mind and all semblance of self-respect?

 

 

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July 22, 2016 at 11:17 pm

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Want to live in a lawless society?

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You already do,  as Joseph Farah points  out here.   And if you think it’s bad now,  let Hillary Clinton become the president and see how much worse it gets.    I don’t like Trump,  but I view Mike Pence as solid,  so I’m satisfied with his choice for Vice President.   If Trump surrounds himself with quality people and listens to them,  unlike His Oneness who listens only to the voices in his own head,  he will do all right.   In any event,  he could hardly do worse than Barack Obama has done for the past seven years,  or than Hillary Clinton would do.

 

 

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July 22, 2016 at 10:06 am

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Michael Moore’s warning…

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The Hollywood lefty was no doubt in a sour mood because his latest documentary “Where to Invade Next” is a box office flop with an opening location average of less than $3,000.   Compare that to Dinesh D’Souza’s current “Hillary’s America:  The Secret History of the Democratic Party”, which had an opening average of over $26,000.

Or perhaps Moore is feeling the panic after feeling the Bern.   At any rate,  he told Bill Maher yesterday that  he thinks  Trump will win this November.   Given the  latest polls,  I suspect more than a few of his pals share that nightmare.

 

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July 21, 2016 at 11:03 pm

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