Media swoons over Matt Lauer’s exposed rectum

colon-photo-by-stephen-holland-md-creative-commonsNBC will be airing a live showing of 55-year-old Matt Lauer’s colonoscopy Thursday during the Today Show in an effort to call attention to the need of having regular prostate check ups.

While many agree that such awareness is necessary, they are also expressing their disgust concerning the manner in which it will be displayed on live television. However, there are a few others that said they will enjoy the asinine show.
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Report says half of world food production wasted

wasted-foodHenry Ridgwell, writing for Voice of America News, says that according to a recent report, “up to half of the food the world produces goes to waste.” The report was issued by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in Great Britain.

Ridgwell writes that “every year the world produces around four billion tons of food. And between a third and half of it goes to waste… in Southeast Asian countries for example, losses of rice can range from 37% to 80% of total production. Much of this can be traced to how it is harvested, stored and transported.”
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Bugaboo recalls strollers due to fall and choking hazards

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

The products in question are called Bugaboo Cameleon and Bugaboo Donkey Model Strollers. A button on the stroller’s carrycot/seat carry handle can become disengaged and cause the handle to detach, posing fall and choking hazards to young children.
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Spotting bald eagles on Kentucky Lake

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The majestic bald eagle (photo archives)

In a recent article in the Gleaner (Henderson, Kentucky), Donna Stinnett writes about tourists spotting bald eagles aboard the yacht “CQ Princess” on Kentucky Lake. Along the waterway, the tourists thought they saw a juvenile eagle, but as Stinnett reports, “upon closer inspection with the help of a photographer’s really long lens, this bird wasn’t a juvenile bald eagle at all as initially thought by naturalists aboard the yacht tour…This one was a golden eagle sitting side-by-side with an adult bald eagle.”

Stinnett said that bird watchers are “finding it increasingly easier to spot the magnificent bald eagle along the state’s western waterways.”
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Muslims seize new town in Mali

Muslim terrorists who control northern Mali advanced southward Monday, seizing the town of Diabaly, 400 kilometers north of the capital, Bamako.

France’s Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told a French television station that the rebels took Diabaly after fierce fighting with the Malian army.
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Camden, TN man threatens to ‘kill people’ over gun control

CAMDEN, TENNESSEE — James Yeager, a resident of Camden, Tennessee, recently uploaded a video rant concerning gun control, after which he received national attention for his comments – including special attention from Homeland Security. In this video, the host of the show “Young Turks” discuss the rant. Please note that the language used in the video may not be suitable for all audiences.

According to an article in the Tennessean, Yeager “can no longer legally carry a handgun” and that the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security suspended James Yeager’s handgun carry permit.” The Tennessean also reported that “officials said the decision to suspend Yeager’s handgun carry permit was based on a ‘material likelihood of risk of harm to the public.'” Officials said, “Mr. Yeager’s comments were irresponsible, dangerous and deserved our immediate attention.”

According to the Tennessean and other sources, Yeager “is not a Department of Safety-certified instructor, nor is his school department-certified.”

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