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My wisdom for today: When out of office, Joe Biden should do whiskey commercials. He'd be perfect. Now, I know you have today's news in mind, so not like this (NSFW). Like this. Big smile. Dark room. Fireplace light shining through the iced booze. YES, wizards think about things like that.
CNBC: Alan Greenspan: This is 'extremely dangerous'
"On Wednesday, Greenspan decried a rise in entitlement costs, which he contended have pressured the U.S. economy." [rdbrewer]

The Wrap: Inside NBC News Turmoil: Deborah Turness Sidelined, Brian Williams Eyed as MSNBC’s ‘Face of Daytime’
Williams should be the face of The Daily Show. Anyway, that's all she wrote for Deborah Turness. And Pat Fili-Krushel is already gone. Why does NBC hate women? [rdbrewer]

Reuters: Virginia college graduates sue Rolling Stone over rape story
My heart goes out to Rolling Stone. [rdbrewer]

Daily Mail: Could your work behavior be killing your career? Business icon Jack Welch warns which common pitfalls will keep you from getting ahead [rdbrewer]

Elite Daily: 15 Summer Destinations That Will Make You Forget All About Home
Very nice pictures. [rdbrewer]

Video: Parrot does Irish jig [rdbrewer]

CBS Philly: Author Ronald Kessler On Bill Clinton: ‘He Has A Blonde, Busty Mistress’
Code name "Energizer." The Secret Service likes her. They hate working with Hillary, and guarding her is considered a form of punishment. [rdbrewer]

Yahoo: Earth Will Only Have 12 Hours To Prepare For Massive Solar Storm
If we have one. I'm telling you, we need to get the national power grid protected. That would work in the case of an EMP attack too (caused by a detonating a nuclear bomb in space). [rdbrewer]

RT: Alien swarm? 10 UFO-like objects filmed flying over Japan [rdbrewer]

Hey, remember the 80's?
This commercial pissed off the USSR so bad, they lodged complaints with the White House. Added: Wendy's pulled the ad. [rdbrewer]
Uhhhh, why is plankton hanging on to the outside of the Space Station?
I guess they need to bring it back to Earth to confirm what it is. I see no possible way that could end badly. [@ComradeArthur]

First Alien Auroras Found, Are 1 Million Times Brighter Than Any On Earth
Also from Space.com, video of the moment Spaceship Two began to feather its re-entry wings. It looks like they intentionally cut out the moment the ship was destroyed. [rdbrewer]
False alarm on that breaking news story
About the boys lost at sea. It was an old story. I won't mention who I got it from, but I will say she has a beautiful smile, and she works at... eh. Never mind. I should have checked. [rdbrewer]

Look, I know this is a terrible p-shop, but at least give me a couple of RTs for my wounded soul.
BoingBoing: Naomi Wolf wants young women to stop speaking with "vocal fry"
Don't care that it's Wolf or BoingBoing, this issue is too important. The fad of forced vocal fry among women these days is the most annoying thing    i n    t h e
u n i v e r s e.   Video.
[rdbrewer]

ARC: Direct Thrust Measurements of an EMDrive and Evaluation of Possible Side-Effects
Looks like the actual paper. Via @ScottyE_FL [rdbrewer]

ExtremeTech: NASA's Curiosity does a double-take [rdbrewer]

Boehner cries at his own heroism
"...Never got in trouble or anything. They were good, well-mannered children." Paragraphs 9, 10, and 11 suggest otherwise. *shiver* [NDH]
Camille Paglia: How Bill Clinton is like Bill Cosby
It's Salon, but it's Paglia. [rdbrewer]

Betsy Rothstein, TheDC: Trump’s Lawyer Threatens To Drain Daily Beast Reporter’s Bank Account
"Trump’s ex-wife is legally barred from gabbing about the case, but she did say The Daily Beast story based on her own statements in her deposition was 'without merit.'" Uh-oh. [rdbrewer]

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