• 2019 Oscar Nominations: Complete List (and my snotty opinion)
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    2019 Oscar Nominations: Complete List (and my snotty opinion) This year’s Oscar nominations are locked in. As someone who worked on and off in film, video and TV production for 20+ years and has “starred” five thousand movies on Netflix, I usually have plenty to bemoan about after reading said nominations. This year surprises me. This year I’m more like, “Yeah, I guess that mostly looks okay to me and my snotty ass opinion.” Although, I must say that it is certainly an odd choice (at least, so far) to go without a host this year. We’ll see how well that goes. Hopefully, better than the last time the…
    Written on 01/23/2019 @ 7:26pm in Opinion
  • What did the forefathers teach you about gun control?
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    Do you remember in elementary school or in high school when there were mean and unruly kids who were constantly bullying students into submission because they did not go along with them and their rebellious ways? Everyone knew that these bullies were wrong, and yet, within themselves, they were always anticipating when that bully was going to get his (Psalm 94:16). Of course, for some reason or another, that bully getting his was not going to be from their hands. We see these same bullies in government and media today. I have a question for you, where did Diane Feinstein…
    Written on 01/23/2019 @ 4:44pm in Opinion
  • In Wyoming, Three Cats Test Positive for the Plague
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    In Wyoming, Three Cats Test Positive for the Plague In the last 6 months, three cats in Wyoming have tested positive for the plague. Currently there are no known humans affected, however, under 10 human cases on average occur each year in the United States. The type of plague the cats tested positive for was bubonic. So here’s the breakdown. What causes the plague? The plague as we know it is most commonly caused by a bacteria called, Yersinia pestis. How does one come down with the plague? The victim usually acquires the plague from being bit by a flea who fed on infected animals such as rodents, or…
    Written on 01/18/2019 @ 7:13pm in Health
  • UCLA Gymnast Katelyn Ohashi Scores a Perfect 10 (again!)
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    UCLA Gymnast Katelyn Ohashi Scores a Perfect 10 (again!) I am no gymnastics expert, but I certainly know a thing or two about a thing or two. In fact, back in the prehistoric age of the 90’s, I watched as Kim Zmeskal and Shannon Miller dominated American gymnastics and headed with high hopes into the 92 Barcelona Olympics. Alas, things didn’t work out for that team. It wasn’t until the 96 games that the Magnificent Seven - Amanda Borden, Amy Chow, Dominique Dawes, Shannon Miller, Dominique Moceanu, Jaycie Phelps and Kerri Strug became the first US team to win the gold medal, as well as winning individuals medals for…
    Written on 01/16/2019 @ 11:00pm in Sports
  • January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
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    Let’s face it… Pap Smears aren’t fun. The only test to sample tissue for cervical cancer just happens to be one of the most embarrassing and awkward but it can be one of the most life saving and simple. So what is it and how does it work? Here’s your questions answered. What is the cervix and what is cervical cancer? The uterus looks similar to a light bulb. The larger top portion being where the fetus develops, and the bottom, narrower area, the cervix. The cervix thins and dilates during childbirth, as you’ve heard in the movies “she’s only…
    Written on 01/16/2019 @ 7:21pm in Health
  • Gillette's New Ad is Equally Loved/Hated
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    Wow. Gillette sure hit the viral jackpot with their new We Believe: The Best Men Can Be, commercial (this is the same video link that is on the front page). And by viral, I don’t only mean “good” because there seems to be about twice as much pushback and rage than positivity. I mean, Piers Morgan really hated it (which, probably means it can't be all bad, right?) That being said it’s generally drawing overwhelming critical praise from social media, lots of news sites and … well, critics. But that was day one. By day two, pushback began and now…
    Written on 01/16/2019 @ 12:43am in Opinion
  • Dental Floss Study Suggests Exposure to “Toxic Chemicals”
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    Dental Floss Study Suggests Exposure to “Toxic Chemicals” UNWAXED DENTAL FLOSS OR WATER PICKS MAY OFFER LESS EXPOSURE TO PFA’S. The concept of dental floss was first introduced in 1819 by Levi Spear Parmly, who recommended a waxed silk thread to remove food particles away from the teeth and gums. Dental floss was later patented by Johnson & Johnson in 1898 and it’s been a dental favorite ever since. I’m a fan as too many people brush their teeth haphazardly and fail to adequately clean in between the teeth. Now a study from the Silent Spring Institute and Public Health Institute in Berkeley, California, suggest that users may…
    Written on 01/12/2019 @ 9:23pm in Health
  • A Second Discovery of Repeating Fast Radio Signals (from space!)
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    A Second Discovery of Repeating Fast Radio Signals (from space!) We’re living in the future, for sure. Why do I say that, you ask? Well, a few scientists have recently discovered that, in a galaxy, far, far away...something is sending radio waves our direction. Now, before you get excited at the thought of visitors from benevolent galaxies, or terrified that green tentacled horrors are invading, be aware that the “something,” I just mentioned - is probably "nothing." In fact, GCN's very own paranormal phenomenon radio program, "The Paracast," (host: Gene Steinberg) brings all this up in the opening of their most recent program, which you can find here. And now,…
    Written on 01/11/2019 @ 10:55pm in Technology
  • Has College Football Become a Pro Sport?
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    Has College Football Become a Pro Sport? It’s the end of the college football season with Clemson taking a resounding victory over favored Alabama. The year also produced a financial bonanza for top tier football schools all over the country. ESPN has paid some 7 billion dollars for the rights to telecast just seven games a year over the next 12 years. Television revenue has doubled for major college football programs over last year. Stadiums are expanding and ticket sales are at an all-time high. So let’s ask this question-is it all about the money? Initially, college football and other athletic programs were supposed to be extracurricular…
    Written on 01/10/2019 @ 8:14pm in Opinion
  • Flu Now Widespread in Multiple States
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    Flu Now Widespread in Multiple States The CDC has reported an increase in flu activity during our 52nd week of the year ending on 12/29/18. The CDC reports outpatient visits for influenza-like illness (ILI) jumped to 4.1%, above the national baseline of 2.2%. The CDC states the following: New York City and 19 states experienced high ILI activity; nine states experienced moderate ILI activity; the District of Columbia and 10 states experienced low ILI activity; and Puerto Rico and 12 states experienced minimal ILI activity. States experiencing high ILI activity include: Alabama Arizona Colorado Georgia Illinois Indiana Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Massachusetts Mississippi Nevada New Jersey New…
    Written on 01/08/2019 @ 6:26pm in Health