Here's a new turn in the saga of Rob "Laughable Bumblefuck" Ford, the mayor of Toronto: a lawsuit alleges that he had a couple of his former football team proteges beat six kind of hell out of his estranged brother-in-law in jail. The brother-in-law is suing Ford, saying that when he was in jail, a couple of Ford's former players broke his leg and shattered his teeth as a warning to stay silent about the mayor's drug problem.
Donald Trump and his administration have effectively enacted a purge in the Defense Department, in the last 45 days of his term. On Friday, the Pentagon announced that two of Trump's longtime loyalists, Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, have been appointed to the department's Defense Business Board. Neither Lewandowski nor Bossie have any Defense experience.… READ THE REST
Metheun, Massachusetts is a town of about 50,000 people that sits on the border of New Hampshire. It's perhaps best known as the birthplace of Robert Frost. About 90 percent of the people there are white, and the average household income is about $50,000. In other words, it's a fairly typical middle-class white suburban town.… READ THE REST
The National Rifle Association admits that it is aware of 'significant diversion of its assets', reports CNN. The organization's current president has "paid back nearly $300,000 plus interest" in a further admission that the NRA's current leadership is as sticky-fingered as it ever was. CNN obtained the NRA's 990 tax return, which is meant for… READ THE REST
You may have heard of the 10,000 Hour Rule, popularized by noted journalist and author Malcolm Gladwell. It supposes that it takes 10,000 hours of active, intense focus on a talent or skill to attain expert-level mastery. There's debate over whether that theory is actually true or not, but it's also spawned a lesser-known spinoff,… READ THE REST
We've all had that kitchen moment that feels like a scene straight out of a Three Stooges movie. We go to one of those big cupboards to dig out a cupcake pan or a pasta maker or some other piece of highly specialized culinary technology, only to be greeted by a waterfall of kitchen stuff… READ THE REST
For most of the past century, vacuums were pretty much just vacuums. They suctioned dirt and other debris up off the floor, then passed it through a cloth or paper-based filter that would trap and collect all the dirt. But, a few decades ago, the water filtration vacuum showed up – and changed the game.… READ THE REST