Wednesday, July 16, 2014

News Articles to Make You Think (and a helpful tip to remove your house from Google maps)

There were several articles in the news last week that you may have missed, and they'll make you think - either good or bad thoughts!  Here they are:

1) Survey finds math, science grads earn top dollar   - GOOD RECOMMENDATION! (Tom and I have degrees in architecture and Meteorology, respectively)

 ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press  WASHINGTON (AP) -- It seems to matter less whether your alma mater is public or private than what you study -- math and science in particular -- when it comes to finding a high-paying job after college, according to a report released Tuesday by the Education Department.  The survey of the class of 2008, by the National Center for Education Statistics, found:   College grads from private four-year schools earned about the same as those from public four-year schools, about $50,000 a year. But while a paltry 16 percent of students took home degrees in science, technology, engineering or math, those who did were paid significantly better -- averaging $65,000 a year compared with $49,500 of graduates of other degrees.    FULL STORY: http://www.wtop.com/346/3658340/Degrees-leading-to-fat-paychecks

 2)   House Benghazi panel may cost $3 million this year  -  I DON'T GET IT -  Read the first paragraph from this USA TODAY story and tell me how you feel about it -  This is a NON-story. (and Veterans should be livid about the spending)  Terrorists attacked the Embassy, as terrorists have attacked MANY U.S. Embassies. What in the hell are the republicans looking for?  Several Embassies were attacked and people killed under Pres. Bush, but did Congress launch Expensive inquiries?  NO. WHY? because they're terrorist attacks. DUH.


USA TODAY:  WASHINGTON — House Republicans are planning to spend as much as $3.3 million for this year's operations of the special committee they created in May to investigate the September 2012 Benghazi attacks, a bigger budget than the House Veterans Affairs and Ethics committees were given this year.
STORY: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/07/07/benghazi-committee-33-million-republicans/12301935/

3) Sarah Palin Gets Renewal on Sports TV Show - UGH. WHY?  Who still cares about this fool that can't hold a job? Are people in sports networks that dumb?  - I refuse to link to the article because reading it is like endorsing this stupidity.

4) Mississippi Enacts Anti-Gay Law -  **ANOTHER SCORE FOR RELIGION BEING WELCOMING OF ALL PEOPLE-NOT.**
A law that took effect last week in Mississippi allows business owners to cite their religious beliefs in order to refuse services to LGBT people. The law, which was passed in April, is facing challenges from several Mississippi cities, including Jackson and Hattiesburg. "We are not going to sit idly by and watch Jim Crow get revived in our state," John Currence, a chef, said of the law. Advocate.com (7/6), Washington Blade (Washington, D.C.) (7/2)

5) HELPFUL TIP:   How To Remove Your House From Google Street View
It's actually pretty easy to ask Google to blur out your house from Street View. Here's how:Find your house on Street View by searching for your address on Google Maps. Then you'll need to drop the little Street View man onto the street in front of your house to get into Street View. After that, click "Report a problem" on the bottom right of the screen. On that page, say that you want your house blurred, provide your email address, type in the CAPTCHA and press submit.  TO SEE THE SCREENS - GO HERE: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/07/remove-google-street-view_n_5563939.html?1404757367


TOMORROW: A LOOK AT TOM'S AMAZING WORK IN THE GARDEN


Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
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About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14