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1) 20 years for 3 degrees? In LA there is a project to paint streets with a light-colored heat reducing seal coat. It is produced by a company called GuardTop. The cost is $40,000 per mile. Last year, due to climate change, Mayor Garcetti, said this is a 20-year project which will result in a reduction of 3 degrees Fahrenheit. That sure is an expensive 3 degrees. Two thoughts here. Rejoice the 3 degrees will mean, finally, a costly government project will be well worth all that money. Second thought is - invest GoodTop 

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1) The Department of Homeland Security wants to track the "comings and goings" of journalists, bloggers and other media influencers. That would include me. They plan on listing "us" in a database. It's called DHS "Media Monitoring."

The request comes amid concerns regarding accuracy in media that US elections and policies might by be influenced by Fake News. There I am again. Nice to finally receive some richly deserved recognition.

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1) Generation "Z" Teenagers are bored. With their Smart phones and unlimited Internet access they claim they have never been so bored. It seems, after a while, they've gone through everything there is to do on the device. Here is a idea for "The Bored" Try reading books. Get a library card and go checkout some books. There still might be a few available that some aggrieved group hasn't been able to ban for containing something, anything or everything that offends them. And kids you don't need to keep recharging a book. 

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1) A home owner in Sacramento is selling her home but not to a Trump Supporter. Political Party doesn't fall into one of the seven protected classes of The Fair Housing Act. They are Race, Religion, Color, Disability, National Origin, Sex (although now that's negotiable) and familial status. If a Trump supporter really wants the house don't just say you voted for Hillary. Be creative, tell her you voted for Stephan Colbert. 

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1) Here is the latest from Obama. Through his Non Profit Obama Foundation he wants to create a million young Baracks. While some would applaud a million young Baracks, there are others, who think one Barack was enough. These young Baracks would "Take the baton in that relay race that is human progress." WOW. Just imagine how excited you'll be when a young Barack, wielding the baton of human progress, shows up in your neighborhood.

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1) This has been fun. Joe Biden saying if he were still in high school he would take Donald Trump out behind the gym and beat him senseless. Donald Trump says he would give Biden a severe and well deserved thrashing.  Of course there will never be an actual match. If there were it could rival the 1975 Thrilla in Manilla between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. Ali won in a TKO in the 14th round. The Biden and Trump match could be called the Dud in D.C.  

2) The Post Office has issued a Mr. Rogers Stamp. Remember him changing into his cardigan on the show? The Cardigan Sweater Manufacturers of America awarded him their Person Of The Year Award three times. I always "wondered" about that Mr. McFeely. Turns out he was named after Mr. Rogers' grandpa, Fred McFeely.  

3) Google has kicked off a new 300 million dollar initiative to fight what it regards as Fake News. Hey Google ... Lookin' for Fake News? Hello!!! Here you go!!!  I'm right here!!!  Boy, I could sure use a few bucks.

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1) After learning about Hillary Clinton breaking her wrist, somehow in a bathtub, Eddie Falcone who owns "Big Eddie's Walk-In Tubs" became concerned about Hillary's safety. So he donated one of his tubs to her.  It was the super deluxe model which included a  heated seat. Eddie says Hillary hasn't acknowledge his gift yet. He thinks she might be really busy writing another speech that the Republicans will like and the Democrats, including her pals on The View won't. Well four of them won't like it but that what's her name Republican will.

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1) In Siberia it was raining diamonds and gold instead of snow. A NIMBIS, love that name, Airlines Cargo Plane's cargo door flew open on takeoff. The open door allowed 3.4 tons of gold and some diamonds to rain down on the runway and as far away as 16 miles.

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1) A sixteen year old English boy, Brandon Marshall, is the tallest teen in the world. He stands at 7ft 4in and is still growing. If he gets much taller, the NBA will be recruiting him. His team mates can just throw him the ball, while he stands by the basket, and drops it in. Of course it won't be long before the NBA issues "The Brandon Marshall Rule." You Can't Just Stand there and drop the ball in the basket. You have to shoot it.

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1) In Queens NY, a man's body was found in a donation box. The box was to be used for clothes donations. It was assumed that the clothes would be removed prior to being donated. 

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# 1. Meet Flippy the Buger Flipping Robot. Flippy is now flipping burgers at Caliburger in Pasadena. Flippy, using cameras, thermal imagining and 3 D sensing, flips and removes the patties at the right moment. However, with all those skills Flippy still comes up a little short. It seems Flippy can't do the most crucial task, putting the patties on the grill. That requires a human co-worker. Flippy costs about $60,000 but without a minimum wage helper, Flippy Flops.

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#1. Hunter College in New York is suing Lisa S. Palmer for basically being a "Squatter." She enrolled in 2016 but dropped out shortly after moving into a dorm. She has stayed in the dorm ever since refusing to move out. The college has served eviction notices and might even asked politely to move out but to no avail. Lisa says she will fight the lawsuit. She may be claiming a constitutional right to "squat." It appears that no one at this citadel of higher learning thought to throw her stuff out and change the locks. 

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#1.  A new study suggests that a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and even nuts could help ward off depression. So could a big lottery win, but I digress. There should be a big advertising campaign to spread the word. Some good slogans might include: "An apple a day keeps depression away." How about "Don't go bananas eat bananas." "Blueberries Stop the Blues." For veggies here's one "Carrots improve your mood and your eyesight, too." "If you're nuts they can help."  Unlike antidepressant meds the only side effects might be some indigestion or gas.

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#1. A biomedical scientist at Northumbria University in Newcastle Upon Tyne ( love that name)  says her research has proven that anti bacterial wipes only eradicate bacteria from kitchen surfaces for 20 minutes. Then they come back. She says bar soap works better. Back in early 50's there was a product called Nuclear Foam-O. It worked great killing bacteria. In fact it worked too great. It was subsequently banned. Where it was used 60+ years ago, bacteria still hasn't come back and not much of anything else, either.

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#1. Robert Mueller's Russia investigation has indicted two more Russians. This time the indictments included their names. They are Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale.

#2. There is a decline in the frog population which began in the late 80's. "Frog Folks" are not sure what is causing this, although just to be safe, some blame "Climate Change."  I don't know much about frogs although when I was a kid it was said handling them could cause warts. There are several ideas on how to improve the frog population. Banning the eating of frog’s legs seemed one of the more logical.

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#1. There is a report regarding LA Air Quality. Research has  determined that half of the petroleum chemicals that make up smog come from soap, paint, hair spray and deodorants. So, not all atmospheric pollutants come out of tailpipes. If you are committed to reducing Volatile Organic Compounds but can't do without your car then your choice is to stop using soap and deodorant. If others complain you're getting a bit "RIPE" you may have to drop out of the car pool.

#2.  Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have split after 2 1/2 years of marriage. The reason for them parting is the old standby irreconcilable differences which, in this case, is  location, location, location. It seems she wants to live in LA and he wants to live in NYC. Counseling recommendations that they compromise and move to Duluth were quickly rejected.

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#1.  The media "fawn-a-thon" over Kim Jong-un's adorable little sister, Kim Yo-jung, has finally reached nuclear proportions. Anonymous sources report that NBC has offered her a TV series. When asked if she spoke English, they said who cares. If she doesn't they will just use sub titles. It will be produced in North Korea so she can continue to meet the demands of her position as North Korea's Minister of Propaganda and Agitation. Her brother and his hair cut might even make a guest appearance.

#2.  It's possible that a medical procedure to determine biological evidence for being in "true love" could be available by 2028. It works by detecting potent love chemicals in the brain using an MRI type scanner. If this works it could mean lasting relationships. A spokesperson for the American Association of Divorce Lawyers, says, referencing an old legal term, "we're going to nip this in the bud" by arguing this procedure will be unconstitutional.

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#1. The "Newseum" swamped with debt is in talks to sell their very costly building in Washington D.C. In 2016 it operated at a substantial loss.

Some are blaming President Trump's "Fake News" charges. However, The Newseum has lost money since 2008 so that lets Trump off the hook. And, as Uncle Walter Cronkite used say. "That's The Way It Is"

Actually that was the second version of his closing. The original was "And That's The Way It Is, Cause I Say It Is" CBS pointed out that was a bit over the top and unseemly. Not liking it, Walter eventually caved.

#2. Judge Judy was recently quoted saying "I think women who watch me like to see a woman in control." A number of men, when asked about Judge Judy were quoted as saying, "She reminds me of my first wife."

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#1. A Staten Island school has canceled the  Father-Daughter dance that was scheduled in February. The reason is that ‘Father-Daughter’ excludes all the other many genders.
So to include everyone and not to offend anyone the dance is now called "The Whatever You Are-Whatever You Might Think You Are Dance" (Not fake story.)

#2. At a recent town hall meeting Canadian PMJustin Tredeau interrupted a woman who said "mankind" telling her to say "peoplekind" which is more inclusive. Actually Justin had been considering adding to his PC Bona Fides by using "peoplekind" or "personkind." when the opportunity came up.

He took a poll to decide which would make him sound less like a Politically Correct Idiot. It appears "peoplekind" polled better but it didn't help.

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#1.  A member of the staff accompanying (minding) the Athletes from North Korea at the Olympics in South Korea was asked if he feared some of their athletes might defect. He replied, "C'mon, with the success we are having with Rocket Man, why would I want to side with the ‘Old Dotard’?”

#2. In Washington State the house is set to vote on a bill that would reduce the complicated calorie counts restaurants are forced to include on their menus. The new simple calorie count menu just says "few" or "many" or “death guaranteed in 30 seconds or less.”

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#1. President Trump has not received an invitation to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding. Meghan, a critic of Trump, backed Hillary and said she would leave the country if Trump was elected. It appears she is the only actress who said she would leave and did, leaving for England nabbing prince Harry. So, future princess, Trump's election sure is workin' for you.

#2.  Last weekend there was a massive brawl in a New Jersey Denny's with eggs, chairs and dishes flying. Sources say the whole melee started when a diner, with major anger issues, jumped up, throwing his plate and yelling, "I ordered eggs over easy. Are these eggs over easy? I think NOT!!!" Others with botched orders or, more likely just for fun, joined in.

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