• Why baseball players and fans are so superstitious
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    Why baseball players and fans are so superstitious During Saturday’s wild game between the Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers, Fox Sports North color commentator Torii Hunter revealed that if he got three hits in a game he’d wear the same dirty underwear in the following game. That probably doesn’t surprise most baseball fans given the long-standing superstitions associated with the game and its players. This was originally published at FoulPlaybyPlay.com, a community for foul-mouthed, sports broadcasters and bloggers. Buster Olney discovered that former Minnesota Twin Justin Morneau visited the same Jimmy John’s restaurant on Grand Avenue in Saint Paul, Minn. and ordered the Turkey Tom with no sprouts…
    Written on Tuesday, 15 August 2017 16:35 in News & Information
  • Opinion: The un-Americanism of Neo-Nazism and white supremacy
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    Opinion: The un-Americanism of Neo-Nazism and white supremacy Hello Neo-Nazis, I heard you were planning a peaceful rally to “Unite the Right” in Charlottesville, Va. in response to the planned removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. I take it you guys are never going to get over that loss in the Civil War since it’s been 152 years, and you’re still waving Confederate flags like you want a rematch. Judging by your militia-like presence and how many people your kind killed (3) and injured (34) in the Battle for Charlottesville, it seems you’re ready to secede all over again. Quick question: Do most Americans…
    Written on Monday, 14 August 2017 17:25 in News & Information
  • Teaching Corrupt Politicians in Government to Fear the Consequence of Violating Law!
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    Teaching Corrupt Politicians in Government to Fear the Consequence of Violating Law! The views and opinions expressed below are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the position of the GCN Live newsroom. A guest editorial follows. God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it. – Daniel Webster 1834 This past week, I received an email from a radio show listener in response to what President Donald Trump promised that he would do and what it is that he has actually done. This listener simply was telling me not to “bear false witness” with the President’s accomplishments, which in fact,…
    Written on Friday, 11 August 2017 21:07 in News & Information
  • GenCon Celebrates its 50th Birthday
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    GenCon Celebrates its 50th Birthday GenCon. Sixty thousand attendees. Several thousand unique role playing games, table top board games and PC and console computer games. Several hundred vendors & dealers from all over the world running free demos of their games and selling more bloody games than you can shake a stick at. GenCon is the largest tabletop game convention in the world and this year marks its fiftieth anniversary. But wasn’t always the behemoth game convention it is today. In fact, Gen Con’s origin story is quite humble. And it starts with the father of Dungeons and Dragons himself, Gary Gygax. Gen Con 0…
    Written on Friday, 11 August 2017 19:29 in News & Information
  • Xfinity Mobile making internet available to more Americans
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    Xfinity Mobile making internet available to more Americans Comcast’s cable television, telephone, and internet arm, Xfinity, has entered the mobile phone leasing industry. You can now lease a smartphone from Xfinity Mobile. The move likely comes as no surprise to Xfinity customers, who provide 16 million public wifi hotspots available to every other Xfinity customer in the United States. And it makes sense for Xfinity to take advantage of its network of public wifi hotspots made available by its customers for their customers. While there were plenty of complaints from customers whose rented wireless routers were used by the company to broadcast public signals to other Xfinity customers,…
    Written on Friday, 11 August 2017 18:44 in News & Information
  • Epilepsy Cases Surge: Could Cell Phones be to Blame?
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    Epilepsy Cases Surge: Could Cell Phones be to Blame? The CDC reports 3.4 million Americans suffer from epilepsy based on their 2015 data. This number rose from 2.3 million in 2010. 470,000 of these cases are children. According to their website, the CDC reports 1.2% of the population suffers from “active epilepsy.” Active epilepsy is defined in adults as those having one or more seizures in the past year and requiring medication daily to control them. In children it means they currently have a seizure disorder. The exact explanation for the rise in cases is unclear, however population growth and improved testing has been cited. What is a seizure?…
    Written on Friday, 11 August 2017 15:30 in News & Information
  • Sponsored: Chasing the perfect day of macronutrient consumption
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    Sponsored: Chasing the perfect day of macronutrient consumption You’ll know when you’re seriously taking your nutrition seriously. Instead of simply logging what you eat and drink and monitoring your calories burned on the MyPlate app, you’ll be playing it like a game -- plugging in different snacks and meal combinations ahead of time -- chasing the perfect day of macronutrient consumption. I’ve been using the MyPlate app by Livestrong for over three months now, and since I’m finally meeting my daily protein goal of 142 grams pretty regularly, I’m turning my focus to managing what percentage of my calories come from protein, fats and carbohydrates -- the macronutrients,…
    Written on Wednesday, 09 August 2017 17:55 in News & Information
  • The Third Slow Death of 3-D film
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    The Third Slow Death of 3-D film According to recent reports, IMAX will reduce the amount of 3-D films shown in their theaters. With second quarter earnings down a significant percentage from a prior-year period IMAX executives will restructure the way they present tent pole flagship Hollywood films. In a conference call with The Wrap, CEO of IMAX, Greg Foster said: “We’re looking forward to playing fewer 3-D versions of films and more 2-D versions … which customers have shown a strong preference for (2-D),” Foster added, mentioning that Warner Bros. “Blade Runner 2049” will be shown in 2-D exclusively at IMAX theaters when it opens in…
    Written on Wednesday, 09 August 2017 16:50 in News & Information
  • Tuberculosis: Your Questions Answered
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    Tuberculosis: Your Questions Answered Tuberculosis (TB), once called “Consumption”, has been one of the deadliest lung infections in history. With recent advances death rates have drastically dropped, but currently 1/3 of the world’s population is infected with TB and worldwide it ranks in the top 3 causes of death. What is Tuberculosis? TB was first discovered in 1882 by Robert Koch. It is caused by the bacteria, Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It’s an acid-fast staining bacteria (significant for diagnosis purposes) and it needs oxygen to survive, hence the lungs offer the perfect environment for this pathogen to grow. How is Tuberculosis passed? TB is passed by…
    Written on Tuesday, 08 August 2017 16:05 in News & Information
  • 5 trades the Twins could have made in June
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    5 trades the Twins could have made in June Minnesota Twins General Manager Thad Levine joined Baseball Prospectus prior to Saturday’s game at Target Field against the Texas Rangers for a special press conference exclusively for fans. While Levine said he discovered he’d be the keynote speaker rather unexpectedly, he had a good answer for every question asked -- except mine. This was originally published at FoulPlaybyPlay.com, a community for foul-mouthed, sports broadcasters and writers. Levine won over the crowd in a heartbeat at the Sid Hartman Press Room, opening with a joke about deadline deals being negotiated via Tinder and how too much emphasis is placed on a…
    Written on Monday, 07 August 2017 16:42 in News & Information