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Florida is looking to hire 50 new citizen python hunters

Florida is looking to hire 50 new citizen python hunters

No, this is not an announcement about a new reality show on TLC. The South Florida Water Management District really is looking for a few dozen civic-minded people to join its python elimination program. The program works exactly like you think it would: Authorized citizens, known as python removal agents, are paid by the hour…MORE

Epstein accusers can’t receive damages over plea deal

Epstein accusers can’t receive damages over plea deal

A federal judge in Florida handed down a loss Monday to Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers, who have for years been trying to get payments and undo Epstein’s 2007 plea deal in a sex trafficking case. US District Judge Kenneth Marra ordered the case brought by Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2 against the US closed,…MORE

Florida man who dragged shark to death in viral video is sentenced

Florida man who dragged shark to death in viral video is sentenced

A man involved in a viral video showing him laughing and smiling as a shark gets dragged to death behind a high-speed boat in Florida was sentenced to 10 days in jail. Robert Lee Benac, now 30, was charged Friday with one misdemeanor count of animal cruelty, according to Hillsbourgh County jail records and his…MORE

Suspect in Minnesota synagogue fire tried to put it out, police say

Suspect in Minnesota synagogue fire tried to put it out, police say

A man suspected of burning a synagogue in Duluth, Minnesota, said he tried to put out the fire by spitting on it and walked away when he was not successful, according to a criminal complaint. Matthew Amiot faces one count of negligent fires and one count of negligent fires with an injury to a person,…MORE

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When the “Victims” Strike Back

A lot of terms were used to describe the man that opened fire on Republicans members of Congress at their baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday.  “Bernie Sanders supporter”, “left wing extremist”, “disturbed”, and “troubled” were the most common used by those investigating the matter, those who were among the targets and those who…

Less Than Compelling

Usually us curmudgeons like to go on and on about how sports, music and movies were better in “our day”.  I think that you can add Congressional hearings to that list as well.  That’s what I was thinking during both the James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions testimony the last couple of weeks.  While…

Un-settling the Science

While James Comey was sucking up all the oxygen in the room, there was a pretty major science announcement last week.  It turns out that the human species might be much older than we originally thought.  Fossils found in Morocco place our earliest ancestors on the planet as far back as 350-thousand years ago.  Until…

Open Week

Welcome to US Open week here in Wisconsin.  Many of you will be venturing down to Erin (or Hartford or Richfield–I’ve seen all three used to describe the location of the course in stories) for practice rounds the next three days–or for the competitive rounds Thursday through Sunday (and possibly Monday–more on that later).  Here…