ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta/AP) — Baseball Hall of Famer
Hank Aaron (above) compared Republicans that oppose President Barack Obama to the Ku
Speaking to USA Today Tuesday on the 40th
anniversary of his then record-breaking 715th home run, the 80-year-old Aaron
said that Republicans are hindering Obama’s job performance.
“Sure, this country has a black president, but when
you look at a black president, President Obama is left with his foot stuck in
the mud from all of the Republicans with the way he’s treated,” Aaron
told USA Today Sports.
Aaron continued: “The bigger difference is that back
then they had hoods. Now they have neckties and starched shirts.”
Aaron stated that there is still room for
improvement for race relations in the U.S.
“We have moved in the right direction, and there
have been improvements, but we still have a long ways to go in the country,”
Aaron told USA Today Sports.
Aaron goes on to describe the racist letters he has
kept for decades as he was chasing Babe Ruth’s home run record.
“To remind myself that we are not that far removed
from when I was chasing the record,” Aaron explained to USA Today Sports. “If
you think that, you are fooling yourself. A lot of things have happened in this
country, but we have so far to go. There’s not a whole lot that has changed.”
Aaron was honored before the Braves game against the
New York Mets on Tuesday night with a ceremony commemorating the 40th
anniversary of his 715th home run, the one that pushed him past Babe Ruth and
gave him the major league record.
Aaron finished with 755 home runs, but was
eventually passed on the career list by Barry Bonds, whose career was tarnished
by steroids allegations. Bonds has 762 homers, but many baseball fans don’t
accept that number and stand by Aaron as the true record-holder.
Danny Bowman (below), a man diagnosed with body dysmorphic
disorder, explained that he grew suicidal due to his addiction taking selfies,
Guardian Liberty Voice reported. Bowman shared that he
would shoot about 200 pictures a day in an attempt to take the “right” selfie
of himself. He also said that he would spend up to 10 hours a day taking
In trying to care for Bowman, Dr. David Veal
expressed to Guardian Liberty Voice that taking too many selfies may cause
mental illness, including body dysmorphic disorder, which has an “extremely
high suicide rate.”
Bowman’s parents, who are both mental health
professionals, explained that they believe there is a “huge lack of understanding”
about how risky electronic gadgets and social media can be for users. His
parents shared that his addiction to taking selfies caused him to dramatically
lose weight, in addition to him trying to commit suicide.
Expert Dr. Pamela Rutledge explained in an article
for Psychology Today that taking selfies is indicative of narcissism,
attention seeking behavior and self-indulgence.
Narcissistic Personality Disorder is characterized
by a long-standing pattern of grandiosity (either in fantasy or actual
behavior), an overwhelming need for admiration, and usually a complete
lack of empathy toward others.
People with this disorder often believe
they are of primary importance in everybody’s life or to anyone they meet.
While this pattern of behavior may be appropriate for a king in 16th Century
England, it is generally considered inappropriate for most ordinary people
People with narcissistic personality disorder often
display snobbish, disdainful, or patronizing attitudes. For example, an
individual with this disorder may complain about a clumsy waiter’s “rudeness”
or “stupidity” or conclude a medical evaluation with a condescending evaluation
of the physician.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
suicide was the tenth leading cause of death for all ages in 2010. In the same
year, there were 38,364 suicides in the United States averaging out to 105 each
It should not be confused with the dark
Internet, the computers that can no longer be reached via
the Internet, or with a Darknet distributed filesharing
network, which could be classified as a smaller part of the Deep Web. There is
concern that the deep web can be used for serious criminal
Mike Bergman, founder of BrightPlanet and credited
with coining the phrase, said that searching on the Internet today can be
compared to dragging a net across the surface of the ocean: a great deal may be
caught in the net, but there is a wealth of information that is deep and
Most of the Web's information is buried far down on
dynamically generated sites, and standard search engines do not find it.
Traditional search engines cannot "see" or retrieve content in the
deep Web—those pages do not exist until they are created dynamically as the
result of a specific search. As of 2001, the deep Web was several orders of magnitude larger
than the surface Web.
According to The Guardian, you can only access .03% of the internet via search engines like Google,
and the rest is what makes up the deep web. The deep web is truly anonymous – you can’t
even get on it unless you yourself are anonymous.
You can’t just access the deep web from a normal web
browser – like Firefox for example – you can only access the deep web through a
deep web browser. The most famous of these deep web browsers is called Tor and
this is the one we recommend you get if you’re looking to get onto the deep
Downloads of Tor soared in August by almost 100% as the general population
became more and more concerned about their privacy amid revelations about US
and UK intelligence agencies monitoring web traffic. In short, more and more
people are turning to the deep web to get their internet fix and protect their
This is because when you’re using Tor – or any other
deep web browser – you are truly anonymous and your location cannot be picked
up and neither can your browsing habits.
Essentially nothing you do in the deep web can be
monitored and as such the deep web is becoming a more attractive option for all
internet users – those who know about it at least.
If you want to jump into the deep web then you’re
going to need a deep web browser.
Once you’re running your deep web browser you simply
type in a deep web address like you would in a normal browser, hit enter and
you’ll be transported to the site. All sites on the deep web are .onion domains,
which basically means both the provider and user are anonymous and difficult to
Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday and is
celebrated as a holiday in some largely Christian cultures, especially Roman
Catholic and Eastern Orthodox cultures. Easter Monday in the Roman Catholic
liturgical calendar is the second day of the octave of Easter Week.
and parts of the United States, Easter Monday is called Dyngus Day, meaning
"Wet Monday", referring to traditional pranks involving water.
Formerly, the post-Easter festivities involved a week of secular celebration,
but this was reduced to one day in the 19th century. Events include egg rolling
competitions and, in predominantly Roman Catholic countries, dousing other
people with water which traditionally had been blessed with holy water the day
before at Easter Sunday Mass and carried home to bless the house and
In the Eastern Orthodox Church and those Eastern Catholic Churches which follow
the Byzantine Rite, Easter Monday is known as Bright Monday or Renewal Monday,
and is the second day of Bright Week.
The services are exactly the same as on
Pascha (Easter Sunday), except that the hymns from the Octoechos are in Tone
Two. It is customary to have a Crucession (procession headed by a cross) either
after Paschal Matins or after the Paschal Divine Liturgy.
It is customarily a
day for visiting family and friends. Easter Monday is also the day when the
feast day of St. George is celebrated, in years when St George's Day (April 23)
falls during Holy Week or on Easter Sunday.
eggs, also called Paschal eggs, are decorated eggs that
are often given to celebrate
Easter or springtime.
As such, Easter eggs are common during the season of Eastertide.
The oldest tradition is to use dyed and painted chicken eggs, but a modern
custom is to substitute chocolate eggs, or plastic eggs filled with confectionery such
beans. Eggs, in general, were a traditional symbol of fertility, and
Easter, which celebrates Jesus Christ’s resurrection
from the dead, is Christianity’s most important holiday. It has been called a
moveable feast because it doesn’t fall on a set date every year, as most
holidays do. Instead, Christian churches in the West celebrate Easter on the
first Sunday following the full moon after the vernal equinox on March 21.
The exact origins of this religious feast day’s name
are unknown. Some sources claim the word Easter is derived from Eostre, a
Teutonic goddess of spring and fertility. Other accounts trace Easter to the
Latin term hebdomada alba, or white week, an ancient reference to Easter week
and the white clothing donned by people who were baptized during that time.
Through a translation error, the term later appeared as esostarum in Old High
German, which eventually became Easter in English. In Spanish, Easter is known
as Pascua; in French, Paques. These words are derived from the Greek and Latin
Pascha or Pasch, for Passover.
Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection occurred after he went to Jerusalem to
celebrate Passover (or Pesach in Hebrew), the Jewish festival commemorating the
ancient Israelites’ exodus from slavery in Egypt. Pascha eventually came to
Easter is really an entire season of the Christian
church year, as opposed to a single-day observance. Lent, the 40-day period
leading up to Easter Sunday, is a time of reflection and penance and represents
the 40 days that Jesus spent alone in the wilderness before starting his
ministry, a time in which Christians believe he survived various temptations by
We cannot find Easter in the Bible
This is a major problem for some of us, because some of us are Bible
Christians. We only worship the Lord Jesus Christ according to what is written
in the Holy Scriptures. The great and dreadful God of the Bible demands worship
exactly as He has commanded. He will not tolerate additions or deletions, no
matter how innocent, noble, popular, or sincere. If you doubt this, ask Cain
about his offering, Nadab and Abihu about contemporary worship, Moses about
striking a rock, or David about moving the Ark of the Covenant on a new ox
cart. All four were judged severely for altering the worship of God.
cannot find a doctrine or practice clearly taught in the Bible, then what should some of us do?
Some of us hate the fact that Easter and anything to do with
it, is not in the Bible, and if you want proof, then check out some of these links...
Pagans have always gotten excited about spring,
because they saw the sun increasing in power, animals mating, and plant life
reviving. With their minds totally blinded by a holy God, they exalted animal
and human fertility, reproduction, and sexual love.
Goddesses of love and
fertility were worshipped with spring festivals and gross immorality. The Roman
Catholic Church, seeking to "Christianize" the pagans, gave new names
and meanings to the old pagan festivals to keep their unregenerated members
Any encyclopedia will confirm this brief synopsis, and below some links have been provided to help you, the reader, discover this discrepancy yourself.
Good Friday occurs two days before Easter Sunday in
the United States. It is the day when Christians commemorate Jesus Christ's
crucifixion, which plays an important part in the Christian faith. It is not a
federal holiday in the United States, although it is a state holiday in some
Some Christians may attend special church services
or prayer vigils. Good Friday is a day of mourning and quiet prayer for many
Christians. The candles are often extinguished and statues, paintings and
crosses may be draped in black, purple or gray cloth. Some Catholics treat Good
Friday as a day of fasting, while others observe a partial fast involving the
exclusion of meat.
Some homes keep a quiet atmosphere, with little or
no outside activities and limited television, radio, and computer use, in
observing Good Friday. Others choose to play music such as JS Bach's St.
Matthew's Passion. Some people bake hot cross buns, a traditional Good
Good Friday is another day at work for many
Americans, as it is not a national holiday. Some people may choose to take a
day off work and have a long “Spring Break” weekend. In some states, employees
are given a day off on Good Friday.
Good Friday is not an official holiday in the United
States. Regular services will continue according the schedule in some areas,
including Toledo, Ohio, where the city’s refuse will be collected during its
regular schedule. However, financial markets, as well as many businesses,
public schools and universities/colleges are closed on Good Friday.
Good Friday is a state holiday in some states such
as Hawaii, where city and state offices are closed and some forms of public
transport (eg. buses) run on the state holiday schedule. In some areas,
such as Perry County in Tennessee, Good Friday is a school holiday. Good
Friday is a holiday designated by the governor as a day of fasting and prayer
In accordance with state law, Indiana state
employees are given a day off on Good Friday, a religious holiday. In 1999, in
the case of Bridenbaugh v O'Bannon, an Indiana state employee sued the
governor for giving state employees Good Friday as a day off. The US Seventh
Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the plaintiff, stating that the
government could give state employees a paid day off when that day is a
religious holiday, including Good Friday, but only so long as the state can
provide a valid secular purpose that coincides with the obvious religious
purpose of the holiday.
Good Friday is the day when Christians commemorate
the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. The
Easter date depends on the ecclesiastical
approximation of the March equinox.
This is an important event in Christianity, as it
represents the sacrifices and suffering in Jesus' life. The crucifixion was the
culmination of a number of events in Holy Week, including: the triumphal return
of Jesus to Jerusalem on Palm Sunday; the washing of the disciples' feet by Jesus;
and the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday. Some churches organize a prayer vigil
on Good Friday for various causes, such as for cancer patients or for the
American troops who have been sent to the middle-east.
The crucifix, or cross, which represents the way
Jesus died, is an important symbol seen on Good Friday. Some crosses bear a
figure of Christ. Other symbols of Good Friday include black cloth used to
cover the cross, paintings and statues in churches and some homes to signify
In Colorado, not as many people are buying
recreational pot as predicted. And that
means the high tax revenues state lawmakers thought would be rolling in are
With seemingly everyone wanting a cut of Colorado’s
pot taxes, for the first time, the joint budget committee took up the debate
over how to dole the dollars out. And new numbers show sales aren’t quite the
what the state expected.
Not only are sales lower than projected, so too are
the number of businesses approved to sell it.
The state expected to approve one-hundred-ten
businesses the first month.
Only about half that number, 59, were approved as of
“They missed the mark and so the volatility
unpredictability of this revenue stream is why I think responsible prudent
thing to do is spend these moneys in rears looking at last year’s actual
collection,” Pat Steadman, (D) Co. General Assembly said.
Meaning they won’t spend money they don’t have yet,
except this year.
The budget committee will create a mini-budget for
the tax dollars collected in the first six months – an estimated 20-million
Far below the 54-million the governor budgeted for.
Like the governor, the committee plans to put much
of the money toward prevention programs to protect kids.
But, the legislature will have the final say.
“If there’s going to be amendments, feeding
frenzies, shopping sprees, and lots of lobbying that goes on around this so be
it,” Steadman said.
But the Girl
Scouts of Colorado leadership is killing the buzz for local members, saying
that Colorado scouts cannot likewise sell cookies in front of pot shops,
despite recreational marijuana being legal in the state.
"Our position is really pretty simple,"
Rachelle Trujillo, chief marketing officer for the Girl Scouts of Colorado,
told The Huffington Post.
"For years in our council, we've said it's not
appropriate for Girl Scouts to sell cookies outside of adult-oriented
businesses, and marijuana dispensaries fall right in line with this policy.
There's a place for everything, and just like a liquor store or a gun show, a
marijuana dispensary isn't a place for young girls to be selling cookies.
are plenty of other options for customers of adult businesses to purchase
cookies at other locations."
Winter mortality was especially high for bees in
Belgium (33.6%) and the UK (29%) in 2012-13. But in spring-summer 2013 France
was highest with 13.6%.
Bumblebees and other wild bees were not studied, nor
were pesticide impacts.
The study, called Epilobee, described 10% as an
acceptable threshold for bee colony mortality - and Greece, Italy and Spain were
among the countries with rates below that threshold.
The mortality percentages are national estimates
based on representative samples. All 17 countries applied the same data
collection standards, the report says.
The survey covered almost 32,000 bee colonies.
But there is also much concern about death rates
among wild bees, which are vital pollinators too.
Last year the EU introduced a ban on four chemicals
called neonicotinoids which are used in pesticides.
They are believed to be linked to the collapse of
bee colonies across Europe, though there is a heated scientific debate over the
chemicals' impact and many experts say further studies are needed.
The Commission wanted pesticide impacts to be
included in the Epilobee study, but it was overruled by member states'
Bee stress map below:
Bee expert Dr. Reese Halter explains the
importance of bees for pollinating crops, producing beneficial honey and other
medicinal food substances, and most importantly for sustaining the world's
natural life cycle.
A conservation biologist who has traveled the globe
studying bees, Dr. Reese offers unique insights into where bees originally came
from, how they function, and how certain human interventions are disrupting
their normal activity and even killing them off.
"To begin to tantalize the wonderment of this critter ... the next time
any one of us takes a hearty teaspoon of honey, would you believe that that's
6,000 miles, 10,000 kilometers, that a dozen bees have spent their entire
foraging lives - three weeks, seven days a week working - to make that one teaspoon,"
says Dr. Reese.