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So +NBC News suspends Brian Williams without pay for 6 months for lies that he told.  To me, this seems more like +NBC is trying to get rid of the problem and less like they are trying to actually solve it.  When Brian Williams comes back in 6 months, all the trustworthiness problems are still going to be there.

A better solution would have been to dock Williams' pay in order to hire a dedicated fact-checker for +NBC Nightly News.  In this solution, Williams is sufficiently reprimanded, and viewers can keep on watching NBC News knowing that NBC has stepped up efforts to present only the best news.
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This was a screen capture of Google News this morning.  
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This is an inspiring article about how prison inmates are doing family history work.  They are transcribing/digitizing old historical documents so that they can quickly searched by others researching their family history.  
Inmates in Utah, Idaho and Arizona voluntarily digitize old records which are compiled for public use by FamilySearch
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One of the arguments behind legalization of pot is that it would free up law enforcement for bigger crimes.  Except that, according to this article, legalization of pot has encouraged large, dangerous illegal grows, often set up by drug cartels, which are keeping law enforcement busier than ever.
Last week, deputies destroyed 1,000 plants growing near Cottonwood Pass.
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But they're working on bigger crimes now (whole fields of pot instead of small baggies!), so it seems that their prediction was correct.
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I'm having trouble with a form not being synchronized with the controller, but only when the form is completely navigated with the keyboard. I created a JSFiddle to demonstrate my problem.

Can you tell me if this is a bug or if I'm doing something wrong?
Test your JavaScript, CSS, HTML or CoffeeScript online with JSFiddle code editor.
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And I developed the solution on jsFiddle using Firefox...
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Click through to the article to see a crane truck suspended on just two of its jacks.
A tree pulled a large crane off its wheels in a Fort Collins neighborhood Wednesday afternoon after a limb that was trimmed proved heavier than expected.
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You know in an anxiety attack (well, hopefully you don't know...) when things kinda freeze up here and there?  Yeah, this is like the world's worst anxiety attack.  Yikes!
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How rich are you compared to the rest of the world population?

The idea is to help inform people by turning it into a guessing game.  After guessing, see whether you are right or wrong by going to http://www.globalrichlist.com/, then leave a comment saying how surprised you were.
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Top 1% of Global Population
50%
Top 5% of Global Population
17%
Top 10% of Global Population
17%
Top 50% of Global Population
17%
Bottom 50% of Global Population
0%
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Interesting. Guess one has to keep in mind how many people are really out there. All the media about the 1%'s having all the wealth does polarize the middle class in the US, but compared to the rest of the world, the middle class (apparently) is still statistically a 1%'er.
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Every year the big stores start their "Black Friday" sales earlier and earlier. Every year I keep wondering when they will hit the limit.  This year, Black Friday juggernauts Walmart, Target, and Kohl's are starting Thursday at 6pm and Best Buy at 5pm.

I'm not sure when most people start digging into the Turkey or pie, but I imagine that 6pm is more likely to interfere with meal or football plans than later times.  Will this year finally be the year when consumers push back?  
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I've had more kids show up saying, "I don't really like that candy,"  than I have kids dressed up as characters from Frozen.
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I had almost 100% thank yous.  It helps when most of the kids know who you are (having kids the same ages).  My favorite was the number of kids who gave me props for the way I arrange thing for Halloween evening (having a recliner hauled onto the porch with blankets, laptop, drinks and pizza, etc.).  10-14 year old boys seemed most excited about the fact that I thought to have pizza handy while hanging out, and parents were interested in the recliner.  A 5 year old girl was impressed by my blankets.  It kept everything very entertaining.
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Have you ever had the case to use a cork screw remover on a pocket knife?  Have you used it for something other than removing a cork screw out of a bottle?
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Sherlock, a BBC television series featuring a modern Sherlock Holmes, will air on +PBS on January 19.  It has been years since I've been this exciting to watch anything on PBS.

If you haven't watched Sherlock, you should give it a try (available on Netflix). 
Benedict Cumberbatch (The Fifth Estate, Star Trek Into Darkness) and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, The Office UK) return as Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson in three new episodes of the contemporary reinvention of the Arthur Conan Doyle classic, written and created by Steven Moffat (Doctor Who) and Mark Gatiss (Game of Thrones).
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it really is well done!
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I'm looking to put a multi-function pocket knife to put on my Christmas wish list.  Any suggestions?

 I want something small enough to keep in my pocket. I am not looking to use it for self defence, hunting, or space shuttle repairs.
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I saw that one yesterday when it was on sale for Cyber Monday for just $999.99.  If you want some laughs, check out the customer reviews.
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This is the best fast Mexican restaurant in Fort Collins. I really like the salad with the creamy tomatillo house dressing.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
I really enjoy a good Pad Thai dish, which I didn't find here. They gave me a huge plate, but it was mostly just noodles with very little chicken, egg, bean sprouts, or flavor. The waiter was very nice, but the food was very slow in getting out of the kitchen.
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
Both the restaurant and the menu could use a modern makeover.
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reviewed 4 years ago
Includes a gas station
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Best pepperoni pizza that I've ever had
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reviewed 4 years ago
Delicious crust but I thought that the toppings were a little thin
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