<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-miraldi/the-original-boy-of-summe_b_5614536.html?utm_hp_ref=sports&ir=Sports class="colorbox">The Original Boy of Summer Belongs in Cooperstown</a>

The Original Boy of Summer Belongs in Cooperstown

I used to look forward to the end of winter because — of course — I was sick of shoveling upstate New York snowfalls. But I also knew it meant that spring training was approaching and I could take out my glove, the one with the baseball stuck in the pocket, and anticipate my first spring catch with my son.

Spring training brought something else, however. I would get to see what Roger Angell was finding in Florida as he filed his elegant baseball dispatches for the New Yorker. The 93-year-old Angell reminded us recently with a long<a class="colorbox" …read more

Source: Sports


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/pamela-patterson/could-there-be-an-economi_b_5614404.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Could There Be an Economic Rebirth for Rural America?</a>

Could There Be an Economic Rebirth for Rural America?

I live in rural America. But my rural America is not the agricultural fields of waving grain so often imagined. It is not a land locked state in the center of our country. My county crashes up against the wild surf of the Pacific Ocean. It is filled with great natural beauty and diversity, encompassing forests of giant redwood groves, rugged coastlines, coastal mountains, small inland towns nestled in valleys, and yes, agricultural areas. We are a tourist destination for visitors from all over the world.

While much of rural America encompasses large agribusinesses, for many rural communities …read more

Source: Business


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-josef-olmert/on-we-told-you-so-benguri_b_5614241.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">On "We Told You So," Ben Gurion Airport, Gaza and the West Bank</a>

On "We Told You So," Ben Gurion Airport, Gaza and the West Bank

As of 2005, when Ariel Sharon executed the ”Disengagement Plan” from Gaza, in which not even one Israeli, whether civilian or military personnel, was allowed to stay there, the Israeli right wing, led by Benjamin Netanyahu, warned of what would happen in Gaza. When their dire predictions were fully materialized, and instead of peace and quiet in an area without any settlements [''the cause of the problem''], the order of the day became a rain of rockets fired at Israeli population centers, all that Netanyahu had to say was ”we told you so,” and with it he came to power …read more

Source: World News


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gordon-brown/nigeria-girls-100-days-gordon-brown_b_5614831.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">The World Will Not Forget These Girls. Not for One Day. Not for 100 Days.</a>

The World Will Not Forget These Girls. Not for One Day. Not for 100 Days.

Wednesday, July 23, marks a tragic milestone. It is the 100th day in captivity for over 200 Nigerian schoolgirls. For an adolescent with plans, dreams and ambitions, 100 days must seem longer than an eternity.

And still, even now, there is mystery over what has happened to the lost girls of Chibok. Stories are whispered of mass rapes, shotgun marriages, violent beatings, forced starvation — and even the murders of girls who won’t comply and do the terrorists’ biddings.

But they are uncorroborated stories because no one really knows the details after the girls were tricked by Boko …read more

Source: World News


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/23/biggest-penis-drawing_n_5615312.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Bold And Courageous Kickstarter Aims To Create Biggest D*ck Drawing Of All Time (NSFW)</a>

Bold And Courageous Kickstarter Aims To Create Biggest D*ck Drawing Of All Time (NSFW)

We’re always happy to see Kickstarter using its powers to bring awareness and much needed funds to grassroots art projects and underexposed creative endeavors around the world. Or, to help make one big giant d*ck drawing. That works too.

Today we’re admiring the hopes and dreams of a young man named Alex Wong, who just really, really loves penis drawings. Having just graduated college without steady employment, Wong is using this precious time in a man’s life to explore the complex space where art and physicality intersect, sort of.

Wong explains on …read more

Source: World News


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tara-dominic/a-terrorist-by-any-other-_b_5613841.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">A Terrorist by Any Other Name?</a>

A Terrorist by Any Other Name?


Free Palestine Demonstration, Berlin. Montecruz Foto (2014) Creative Commons

In the current coverage of Israel’s ground war in Gaza, I see a lot of old familiar phrases. “War crimes,” “massacre,” and every permutation of the wordterror” fill every news and social media outlet. With stories pouring in of devastating civilian casualties and swiftly disintegrating infrastructure unable to meet the basic needs of a population under siege, it is natural to reach for strong language to fit the magnitude of our …read more

Source: World News


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/23/richard-mayne-kidasha-fundraiser-malaysia-mh17-crash_n_5614390.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Internet Helps Fulfill MH17 Victim's Wish To Help Kids In Need</a>

Internet Helps Fulfill MH17 Victim's Wish To Help Kids In Need

Richard Mayne, a British college student, died in the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash six days ago, but his positive influence on the world will live on indefinitely.

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Six months ago, the 20-year-old set up a JustGiving page to benefit Kidasha, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of underserved children in Nepal, before heading …read more

Source: World News


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/23/subprime-loans-dodd-frank_n_5614950.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Republicans Demand More Lousy Loans For Black People</a>

Republicans Demand More Lousy Loans For Black People

WASHINGTON — A congressional hearing to examine the legacy of President Barack Obama’s 2010 Wall Street reform law quickly devolved into a partisan mess Wednesday, with Republicans demanding more loans to low-income minority borrowers, decrying mergers of small banks and pitying the regulatory burden of a community banker who’s exempt from the new law’s key mortgage rules.

Raising the stakes for this bizarre battle was the testimony of former House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.), the only Democratic witness called for the hearing. Frank pounced after current panel Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) and other Republicans decried the …read more

Source: Business


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/olga-bielkova/plane-crashes-terror_b_5615044.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">How Many Plane Crashes Will It Take for the Terror To End?</a>

How Many Plane Crashes Will It Take for the Terror To End?

On July 17th , the world was shaken to the core when a Malaysian airliner was shot down by a ground-to-air missile, which is widely believed to have been fired by the Russian-backed terrorists of a self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR). On July 18th, nearly every pundit who has been following the crisis in Eastern Ukraine had declared that the Rubicon has been crossed, and the world will never be the same. This tragedy, which has taken the lives of 298 innocent civilians, was so markedly different from the previous crimes committed by the terrorists, that the only …read more

Source: World News


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