Johnny Robish's Blog – February 2017 Archive (28)

Italy’s Mount Etna Undergoing Magnificent Eruption

Italy’s Mount Etna Undergoing Magnificent Eruption:  Powerful fountains of lava and volcanic ash are spewing out of Sicily’s Mount Etna in southern Italy, with viewers around the world watching the fiery show from the comfort and safety of their computer chairs.  While local residents were a little unnerved, the volcano appeared to be having a blast.  Meanwhile, in his address to Congress, President Trump warned that this is a classic example of what can…

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Added by Johnny Robish on February 28, 2017 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

SpaceX Says Two People Already Paid Up for Future Moon Mission

SpaceX Says Two People Already Paid Up for Future Moon Mission:  SpaceX CEO Elon Musk just revealed that two people have paid for a private mission around the moon in the company’s as yet untested Falcon Heavy rocket.  A spokesperson for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is denying that its them who’s paying for Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty to make the trip.…

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Added by Johnny Robish on February 27, 2017 at 10:38pm — No Comments

Trump Supporters Tell Retailers to Shut Up About Trump

Trump Supporters Tell Retailers to Shut Up About Trump:  After retailers such as Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus announced they are dropping the Ivanka Trump brand, a group of Trump supporters now say they will refuse to shop at those vendors.  Yea, well excuse my skepticism, but it seems to me a bunch of Trump voters refusing to shop Neiman Marcus or Nordstrom would have about the same impact as Park Avenue residents deciding to boycott…

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Added by Johnny Robish on February 26, 2017 at 9:40pm — No Comments

New EPA Chief Calls for Aggressive Rollback of Environmental Regulations

New EPA Chief Calls for Aggressive Rollback of Environmental Regulations: During his recent speech at CPAC, Trump’s new head of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt, called for an "aggressive agenda of regulatory rollbacks,” while criticizing the Obama administration for being “so focused too climate change."…

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Added by Johnny Robish on February 25, 2017 at 11:11pm — 6 Comments

Kim Jong Un Had Half Brother Killed With Nerve Agent

Kim Jong Un Had Half Brother Killed With Nerve Agent:  Malaysian police say the chemical substance used to kill Kim Jong Un’s half brother Kim Jong Nam last week, was a banned nerve agent called VX, which is listed as a weapon of mass destruction by the United Nations.  Why the nerve of someone killing their own half brother with nerve gas.  I have half a mind to tell him so too.  Instead of killing him, couldn’t he have just had him beaten up and left him…

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Added by Johnny Robish on February 24, 2017 at 10:30pm — No Comments

New iPhones to Map Faces for Authentication and 3-D

New iPhones to Map Faces for Authentication and 3-D:  Apple is rumored be working on a controversial new camera designed to map your face in 3-D for the purpose of facial recognition.  Yea - and good luck with that!  Hell, as it is, Siri suddenly turns into Helen Keller almost every time I ask it something.  And what’s with the 3-D pics anyway?  Do they think our current, regular selfies aren’t narcissistic enough?…

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Added by Johnny Robish on February 23, 2017 at 9:42pm — 1 Comment

Santorum Blames Obama for Recent Rise in Anti-Semitic Crimes

Santorum Blames Obama for Recent Rise in Anti-Semitic Crimes:  Conservative CNN contributor Rick Santorum is suggesting that former President Barack Obama is to blame for rising number of anti-Semitic crimes taking place under President Donald Trump.  Because nothing makes more sense than white surpremisist, racist, anti-semites looking to a former African American president like Barack Obama for leadership and guidance.…

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Added by Johnny Robish on February 22, 2017 at 10:49pm — 9 Comments

Physics Teacher Receives Death Threats if Students Don’t Pass

Physics Teacher Receives Death Threats if Students Don’t Pass:  A 50-year-old high school teacher in Buenos Aires said she’s received death threats, including a letter with a 9 mm bullet in it, warning her she would be shot if she didn’t give the entire class a passing grade in physics.  While I don’t condone gun violence, in these students defense, they were just studying the “Big Bang.”  On the other hand, I don’t think even death threats would have helped…

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Added by Johnny Robish on February 21, 2017 at 10:42pm — No Comments

JFK Opens New $65 million Pet Terminal

JFK Opens New $65 million Pet Terminal:  New York’s JFK airport has just opened a new $65 million 178,000-square-foot animal terminal called “The Ark at JFK,” a pet oasis which includes splash pools, massage therapy, overnight kennels, vaccine and micro-chipping services, 24/7 emergency care and and in-house pet spa.  That’s just “plane” crazy.  Hell, makes me wanna run right out and get micro-chipped.  Who the hell wants to sit on one of those cold, hard JFK…

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Added by Johnny Robish on February 20, 2017 at 10:49pm — 1 Comment

Trump Explains Away Swedish Terror Attack Remarks

Trump Explains Away Swedish Terror Attack Remarks:  The New York Times is reporting that after bewildering residents and officials of Sweden by suggesting at a recent campaign rally their country had been the victim of a terrorist attack over the weekend, President Donald Trump explained away the incident by saying he had heard about it during…

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Added by Johnny Robish on February 19, 2017 at 10:59pm — 2 Comments

Bill Gates Warns Bioterrorism Could Kill More Than Nuclear War

Bill Gates Warns Bioterrorism Could Kill More Than Nuclear War:  In a recent conference, Bill Gates warned world leaders that a genetically engineered virus is easier to make and could kill more people than nuclear weapons - and yet no country on Earth is ready for the threat.  While acknowledging the seriousness of the threat, health officials say the virus is not expected to affect Mac users.…

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Added by Johnny Robish on February 18, 2017 at 9:50pm — 5 Comments

Report Says 56,000 US Bridges Are Structurally Unsound

Report Says 56,000 US Bridges Are Structurally Unsound:  A new survey found that nearly 56,000 bridges across the nation are “structurally deficient” and need replaced.  I’m doing my part, next Monday I’m having my dentist replace a bridge in my upper right jaw that’s over 15 years old.…

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Added by Johnny Robish on February 17, 2017 at 10:21pm — 1 Comment

Scientists Close to Cloning a Woolly Mammoth

Scientists Close to Cloning a Woolly Mammoth:  Scientists say gene editing technology like CRISPR may soon open up a shortcut to resurrecting the woolly mammoth, but some argue doing so could be both risky and unethical.  

My feeling is why bother bringing them back, it isn’t like we really need the…

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Added by Johnny Robish on February 16, 2017 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Lindsay Lohan Says We Need to Support Trump

Lindsay Lohan Says We Need to Support Trump:  In an interview with the Daily Mail, Lindsay Lohan says she thinks its about time for people to support President Trump.  You know, when you think about all the craziness out there such as a world full of alternative facts, the hundreds of millions of illegal aliens who voted for Hillary Clinton and the horrific Bowling Green Massacre, its refreshing to hear the voices of sanity like Lindsay Lohan, Charlie Sheen,…

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Added by Johnny Robish on February 15, 2017 at 10:13pm — 7 Comments

Florida Deputies Say 450-Pound Man Hid Pot Under Fat Rolls

Florida Deputies Say 450-Pound Man Hid Pot Under Fat Rolls:  Florida deputies pulled over a 450-pound man for a seat-belt violation only to discover that the man was hiding a large stash of marijuana underneath a huge roll of stomach fat.  His lawyer vows to fight the charges, claiming there’s nothing illegal about having a “pot belly.”…

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Added by Johnny Robish on February 14, 2017 at 10:56pm — 2 Comments

Wife and Stepson Held in KKK Wizard’s Murder

Wife and Stepson Held in KKK Wizard’s Murder:  The wife of Missouri KKK leader Frank Ancona, who married him in full Klan costume, has been arrested for his murder.  She claims she doesn’t remember anything as she had been drinking and was “two sheets” to the wind.

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Added by Johnny Robish on February 13, 2017 at 10:40pm — 7 Comments

Florida Woman Pulls Gun on Neighbors Over Loud Singing

Florida Woman Pulls Gun on Neighbors Over Loud Singing:  Police in West Palm Beach, Florida, arrested an intoxicated 47-year-old woman for allegedly bursting into her neighbors’ home to threaten them with a gun for singing too loudly.  Good grief, for a crime like that, she could end up in Sing Sing.  Come on people, can’t we all just sing along?…

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Added by Johnny Robish on February 12, 2017 at 10:59pm — 5 Comments

Florida Golfer Uses Putter to Escape Alligator’s Grasp

Florida Golfer Uses Putter to Escape Alligator’s Grasp:  A Florida golfer was able to use his putter to escape from an alligator who had grabbed him by the ankle and pulled him waist-deep into the water.  Wow, talk about a tough course with a vicious water hazard!  That 17th hole is a real killer.  Despite the happy ending, the rules committee penalized the guy two strokes for both whacks he unleashed on the gator.…

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Added by Johnny Robish on February 11, 2017 at 9:35pm — 4 Comments

Woman's Headache Caused By Live Cockroach in Her Skull

Woman's Headache Caused By Live Cockroach in Her Skull:  A 42-year-old woman in Chennai, India woke up one night with labored breathing, itching and a severe headache and checked into the Ear, Nose, Throat Department at Stanley Medical College only to discover that a 1-inch long cockroach had penetrated her skull.  Realizing the seriousness of the situation, doctors put their medical training right to work and pasted a “Roach Motel” to her…

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Added by Johnny Robish on February 10, 2017 at 9:53pm — 7 Comments

Army to Allow Completion of Dakota Access Oil Pipeline

Army to Allow Completion of Dakota Access Oil Pipeline:  With the new Trump administration in place, the Army just announced it will allow the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline to cross under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota, clearing the way for completion of the disputed four-state project.  In related news, its being reported that President Trump is also negotiating another pipeline which would run from the U.S. Treasury directly into one…

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Added by Johnny Robish on February 10, 2017 at 12:02am — 4 Comments

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