Saturday December 22, 2018
Sunday December 23, 2018
IS IT A GOLF COURSE... OR IS IT A REHAB CENTER!
BRAIN ON DRUGS:
Miss Spain, Angela Ponce, became the first openly transgender contestant to compete in the Miss Universe Pageant this weekend. (https://nyp.st/2SRRItL)
Kylie Jenner shut down rumors that her boyfriend Travis Scott had been feuding with Kanye West. (https://pge.sx/2QEFokb)
A Florida lawyer claims to have uncovered Hugh Hefner’s private sex tapes and plans to use them in a civil case against Bill Cosby. (https://dailym.ai/2CjwRKz)
The New York Times is reporting that Facebook gave 150 tech companies direct access to users’ private messages. (https://nyp.st/2ScuZIX)
A study by “InsureMyTrip” found that New York’s LaGuardia airport is the most stressful airport in the country. Salt Lake City International Airport in Utah was the least stressful in the country. (https://dailym.ai/2rHhbL8)
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One programmer’s unusual way of weaning himself off Facebook
Nicknackatory or Knicknackatory
-A toy store.
-A repository or collection of knickknacks.
From knick-knack or knickknack or nicknack, "a pleasing trifle, toy," 1570s. A reduplication of “knack” - an ingenious device, toy or trinket (1530s), a specialized sense of “knack” - a stratagem or trick.
Used in a sentence:
"For my part, I keep a Nicknackatory or Toy-shop, as I formerly did over against the Exchange, and turn a sweet penny by it.”
- Thomas Brown, Letters from the Dead to the Living, 1702
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The Arizona Department of Public Safety helped arrest three suspects accused of defrauding California's recycling program out of $16.1 million by accepting monetary return for out-of-state recyclable goods. Working with the California Department of Justice and the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, DPS arrested 49-year-old Miguel Bustillos from Glendale, 57-year-old Anthony Sanchez from Tucson, and a third unnamed man. The three men are accused of using Bustillos' trucking company to smuggle out-of-state recyclable materials into California to cash in on the state's recycling program that pays for empty aluminum cans and plastic bottles. Through search warrants, the law enforcement agencies found 27,860 pounds of empty aluminum and plastic containers packed into trucks about to head to California. Bustillos and Sanchez were arrested and extradited to California for felony recycling fraud, attempted grand theft and conspiracy. (https://bit.ly/2EswEXO)
A Salvation Army bell ringer in Colorado is charged with stealing a red kettle containing about $400 in donations. The Fort Collins Coloradoan reported Friday that 27-year-old Nicholas Rosselis-Freeman is accused of taking the money on Nov. 30 at the end of his shift ringing a hand bell and taking donations outside a Fort Collins grocery store. Authorities say he ran off with the kettle full of money when a Salvation Army officer approached to pick it up. Rosselis-Freeman was arrested Thursday on suspicion of misdemeanor theft and released on $500 bond. No phone number could be found for him. The Salvation Army says this is the first time one of its kettles has been stolen in Fort Collins. (https://bit.ly/2QqsHJs)
A woman got married to a tree so it could not be legally cut down
FLORIDA - (https://bit.ly/2PEapPO)
Facebook Fundraising Has Generated Over $1 Billion in Donations for Charity https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/facebook-fundraising-generated-over-1-billion-in-donations-2018/