Keep on Truckin'...
(permalink)

Published Sunday, October 15, 2017 @ 9:24 PM EDT
Oct 15 2017

Training for the new job goes well, but is incredibly time-consuming. While I will ultimately be working from home, the need to commute in and out of the downtown robs me of three hours a day; over four, if you include the time required to prepare and decompress. The hours which remain afford little time to prepare the web version of KGB Report. The posting software requires about an hour every time I publish anything, do to re-indexing and other operations.

So, we're going to extend the sabbatical of the web version of KGB Report a bit more. We have some ideas to automate things, but we'll need several free days to implement them.

In the meantime, visit KGB Report's Facebook page which will continue to be regularly updated, as well as my personal Facebook page which is also fairly active.

Thanks for your continued support.


Categories: The Daily KGB Report


Feedburner RSS Subscribe  Email Subscribe  Home   Commentwear   E-Mail KGB


Donate via PayPal


Older entries, Archives and Categories       Top of page


Like KGB Report on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Apple Betty Day, Puerto Rico, medical "quilt", naked Florida shooter, fat cancer
(permalink)

Published Thursday, October 05, 2017 @ 7:27 AM EDT
Oct 05 2017

Get KGB Report free via email every day (Monday-Thursday)!
Click here to subscribe.
And spread the news... forward us to a friend.

Stay up to date... see new posts throughout the day, including more on topics covered here, by visiting KGB Report's Facebook page.

Read on the website.

-----

Note: the web and mail versions of KGB Report will not be published next week. My family's unreasonable demands to eat on a daily basis have forced me to seek additional employment. We will return, however, on Monday, October 16. In the meantime, you can check our ongoing posts on the KGB Report Facebook page.

-----

Today is Thursday, October 5, the 278th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 87 days remaining.

This is the 258th day of Donald Trump's presidency, of which he has spent 64 days at golf courses at a cost to taxpayers of $71,723,684. There are 1,203 days remaining in his term, assuming he doesn't resign, is otherwise removed from office, or his unhinged, psychotic behavior results in the destruction of the republic.

-----

What happened on October 5 from On This Day.

-----

Among other things, today is National Apple Betty Day.

-----

Police say nude, drunk Florida man fired weapons.

-----

Quote of the day:

"Patriotism is an ephemeral motive that scarcely ever outlasts the particular threat to society that aroused it."
-Denis Diderot (October 5, 1713 – July 31, 1784))
(More Denis Diderot quotes)

Bonus Rex Tillerson/Donald Trump quote:
"He hated it when you called him a moron. All morons hate it when you call them a moron."
-from "The Catcher in the Rye" (J.D. Salinger)

-----

On this date in 1969, Monty Python's Flying Circus began airing on the BBC.

-----

Please help... If you've ever considered donating to KGB Report, now would be a good time. Some annual website-related expenses are coming due, and they need to be paid in order for us to stay on the air. You can make a donation here, or send a check to the address below. Thanks for your support!

-----

-----

Ivanka, Trump Jr. were nearly charged with fraud in 2012: report. Trump Soho wasn't even in Soho.

-----

Tillerson’s news conference only highlights strains with Trump. He didn't call him a moron. He called him an effing moron.

-----

New tropical depression poses weekend threat to Gulf Coast. It's supposed to reach Pittsburgh on Tuesday, when I need to go downtown. Of course.

-----

Millions of life years saved if smokers switch to vaping. An ER nurse told me this five years ago. Coincidentally, I was there being treated for pneumonia.

-----

Stretchy glue heals wounds in 60 seconds. The injectable glue, MeTro, is based on a naturally occurring protein called tropaelastin. It is applied directly to the wound and is then activated with UV light to form a complete seal, eliminating the need for staples or stitches. Its elasticity means it's designed to work well on shape-changing internal organs like the lungs and heart.

-----

Research indicates you can cut your risk of depression in half by doing this one thing. Not reading articles like this one?

-----

CDC: 40 percent of cancers linked to obesity, overweight. Which means normal and skinny people get 60 percent of cancers, right?

-----

A mother refused to follow a court order to vaccinate her son. Now she’s going to jail. Speaking of which, I got my flu shot yesterday. Since I'm going to be riding the train and working in the downtown, I need to protect myself...

-----

Siri briefly thought Bulgaria's national anthem was 'Despacito'. But it did pronounce both correctly.

-----

Cats kill one million birds a day in Australia. Well, yeah, but it's Australia, you know?

-----

'Alien Megastructure' ruled out for some of star's weird dimming. It's just dust. Sorry, Ringworld fans.

-----

No, a second gunman did not shoot from the fourth floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel.

-----

All KGB Report content is available for free, with no subscription fees or pay walls. If you're a regular reader, please consider making a donation here, with your PayPal account (credit cards also accepted)... it's secure and protected. Or, send a donation to 1512 Annette Avenue, South Park, PA 15129. Becoming a patron (donations of $25 or more) will also get you free copies of any new books we publish on Amazon or Kindle and reduced prices on any other products. Thanks for your support!


Categories: The Daily KGB Report


Feedburner RSS Subscribe  Email Subscribe  Home   Commentwear   E-Mail KGB


Donate via PayPal


Older entries, Archives and Categories       Top of page


Like KGB Report on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Tacos and vodka day, Leave it to Beaver, blaming evil, the flu, CAT to triple, electricity from tears, the "honorable" Tim Murphy
(permalink)

Published Wednesday, October 04, 2017 @ 3:51 AM EDT
Oct 04 2017

Get KGB Report free via email every day (Monday-Thursday)!
Click here to subscribe.
And spread the news... forward us to a friend.

Stay up to date... see new posts throughout the day, including more on topics covered here, by visiting KGB Report's Facebook page.

Read on the website.

-----

Today is Wednesday, October 4, the 277th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 88 days remaining.

This is the 257th day of Donald Trump's presidency, of which he has spent 64 days at golf courses. There are 1,203 days remaining in his term, assuming he doesn't resign, is otherwise removed from office, or his unhinged, psychotic behavior results in the destruction of the republic.

-----

What happened on October 4 from On This Day.

-----

Among other things, today is National Taco Day. Click the link to see places to get free and discounted tacos. It's also National Vodka Day, although I couldn't find any places giving out free samples.

-----

Drunken Florida man returns fire at neighbor family doing some backyard target practice.

-----

Quote of the day:

"Get as mad as you like but never get off the payroll."
-Damon Runyon (October 4, 1880 – December 10, 1946))
(More Damon Runyon quotes)

-----

On this date in 1957, Leave it to Beaver premiered on CBS. In its first season on CBS (1957–58), the show received only fair Nielsen ratings and CBS canceled it. ABC then picked up the program, and although the series never entered the list of the top 30 television shows, its ratings warranted a five-year run. By the start of the 1962–63 season, the show was reaching an impasse. The series was still popular with audiences, but Jerry Mathers wanted to retire from acting at the end of the sixth year to attend regular high school.

The show's cultural impact was such that 25 years after its premiere, it was still fodder for satirical take-offs:

-----

Please help... If you've ever considered donating to KGB Report, now would be a good time. Some annual website-related expenses are coming due, and they need to be paid in order for us to stay on the air. You can make a donation here, or send a check to the address below. Thanks for your support!

-----

The impotence of blaming 'evil.' "One of government's core functions is to regulate evil."

-----

States gird for worst as Congress wrestles with children's insurance program. I guess the GOP figures if you eliminate them when they're young, they won't burden Medicare later...

-----

CNN claims Russian-linked Facebook ads targeted Michigan and Wisconsin.

-----

Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), popular with pro-life movement, urged abortion in affair, texts suggest. This bozo is my Congressman, who ran unopposed in the last general election. Fortunately, the Democrats will have a viable candidate next year. And lest you think my dislike is from his current behavior, check out this letter to the editor I wrote back in 2012 (it's the third one down). Not surprisingly, I never received a response. I'd love to join the merry folk posting nasty things on his Facebook page but, alas, my comments are still disabled. Pop over and let the good Congressman know what you think. And say hi for me.

-----

Five things you need to know about the flu.

-----

Better buckle up. Clear air turbulence is set to triple due to climate change, scientists warn.

-----

There's new evidence that life on Earth began with meteorites crashing into warm little ponds. A new study suggests meteorites may have delivered compounds that could have led to the formation of RNA (a cousin of DNA) in ponds all over the Earth.

-----

Forget the Yellowstone supervolcano... A huge Siberian eruption almost sterilized the Earth in the Great Permian Extinction 252 million years ago. Wikipedia says it was the Earth's most severe known extinction event, with up to 96% of all marine species and 70% of terrestrial vertebrate species becoming extinct. It is the only known mass extinction of insects. Some 57% of all families and 83% of all genera became extinct. Because so much biodiversity was lost, the recovery of life on Earth took significantly longer than after any other extinction event, possibly up to 10 million years.

-----

This year's Harvest Moon is kind of special. But it's still just another full moon.

-----

Scientists can now produce electricity from tears. If they could generate it from stupidity, we'd really be in business.

-----

This is what it looks like when the president asks people to snitch on their neighbors. In April, the Trump Administration launched what it called the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) hotline, with a stated mission to “provide proactive, timely, adequate, and professional services to victims of crimes committed by removable aliens.” But internal logs of calls to VOICE... show that hundreds of Americans seized on the hotline to lodge secret accusations against acquaintances, neighbors, or even their own family members, often to advance petty personal grievances.

-----

'This is a travesty:' Lawmakers grill former Equifax chief executive on breach response Also: Equifax says 2.5 million more may have been swept up in massive data breach. .Equifax? Small potatoes. Yahoo triples likely scope of 2013 hack to 3 billion users.

-----

Your birth month can determine what diseases you'll likely develop. The reason is, environmental factors the developing fetus is exposed to, can affect the child's health later on. Babies born in summer or fall for instance, are more likely to develop asthma since the mother, pregnant mostly through winter, had a higher risk of catching a cold or the flu.

-----

All KGB Report content is available for free, with no subscription fees or pay walls. If you're a regular reader, please consider making a donation here, with your PayPal account (credit cards also accepted)... it's secure and protected. Or, send a donation to 1512 Annette Avenue, South Park, PA 15129. Becoming a patron (donations of $25 or more) will also get you free copies of any new books we publish on Amazon or Kindle and reduced prices on any other products. Thanks for your support!


Categories: The Daily KGB Report


Feedburner RSS Subscribe  Email Subscribe  Home   Commentwear   E-Mail KGB


Donate via PayPal


Older entries, Archives and Categories       Top of page


Like KGB Report on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

National Butterfly And Hummingbird Day, Captain Kangaroo, Las Vegas, incoming asteroid
(permalink)

Published Tuesday, October 03, 2017 @ 7:14 AM EDT
Oct 03 2017

Get KGB Report free via email every day (Monday-Thursday)!
Click here to subscribe.
And spread the news... forward us to a friend.

Stay up to date... see new posts throughout the day, including more on topics covered here, by visiting KGB Report's Facebook page.

Read on the website.

-----

Today is Tuesday, October 3, the 276th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 89 days remaining.

This is the 256th day of Donald Trump's presidency. There are 1,204 days remaining in his term, assuming he doesn't resign, is otherwise removed from office, or his unhinged, psychotic behavior results in the destruction of the republic.

-----

What happened on October 3 from On This Day

-----

Among other things, today is National Butterfly And Hummingbird Day.

-----

Florida man with machete accused of starting police chase over potato chips.

-----

Quote of the day:

"As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests."
-Gore Vidal (October 3, 1925 - July 31, 2012)
(More Gore Vidal quotes)

-----

On this date in 1955, Captain Kangaroo premiered on CBS. The show was conceived and the title character was played by Bob Keeshan, who based the show on "the warm relationship between grandparents and children". Keeshan had portrayed the original Clarabell the Clown on The Howdy Doody Show when it aired on NBC. Captain Kangaroo had a loose structure, built around life in the "Treasure House" (later known as "The Captain's Place") where the Captain (the name "kangaroo" came from the big pockets in his coat) would tell stories, meet guests, and indulge in silly stunts with regular characters, both humans and puppets. Keeshan performed as the Captain more than 9000 times over the nearly 30-year run of the show.

-----

Please help... If you've ever considered donating to KGB Report, now would be a good time. Some annual website-related expenses are coming due, and they need to be paid in order for us to stay on the air. You can make a donation here, or send a check to the address below. Thanks for your support!

-----

Another "worst mass shooting in U.S. history," and again, it's the late night comedians who address the issue most succinctly:

Fake news about the Las Vegas shooting spread wildly on Facebook, Google, and Twitter.

In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, there can be no truce with the second amendment.

-----

Asteroid TC4: 100 foot-wide space rock poised to come within 27,000 miles of earth. An asteroid measuring between 30 feet and 100 feet is set to pass Earth on October 12 at a distance of 27,000 miles—about an eighth of the distance to the Moon. This makes it one of the largest close approach asteroids to brush past Earth this year, and presents NASA with a valuable opportunity: To test out its planetary defense systems. We're working on planetary defense against asteroids. Gun violence, not so much.

-----

Oxford team to test universal flu vaccine. Now anti-vaxxers around the world have something to be universally frightened about. Significantly, the new vaccine works by stimulating the immune system to boost virus-killing T-cells, instead of antibodies. Previous research has shown such T-cells can help fight more than one type of flu virus.

-----

All KGB Report content is available for free, with no subscription fees or pay walls. If you're a regular reader, please consider making a donation here, with your PayPal account (credit cards also accepted)... it's secure and protected. Or, send a donation to 1512 Annette Avenue, South Park, PA 15129. Becoming a patron (donations of $25 or more) will also get you free copies of any new books we publish on Amazon or Kindle and reduced prices on any other products. Thanks for your support!


Categories: The Daily KGB Report


Feedburner RSS Subscribe  Email Subscribe  Home   Commentwear   E-Mail KGB


Donate via PayPal


Older entries, Archives and Categories       Top of page


Like KGB Report on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Fried scallops, Red Lobster terrorism in Florida, Groucho, Twilight Zone, Trump, giant rats
(permalink)

Published Monday, October 02, 2017 @ 12:00 AM EDT
Oct 02 2017

Get KGB Report free via email every day (Monday-Thursday)!
Click here to subscribe.
And spread the news... forward us to a friend.

Stay up to date... see new posts throughout the day, including more on topics covered here, by visiting KGB Report's Facebook page.

Read on the website.

-----

Today is Monday, October 2, the 275th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 90 days remaining.

This is the 255th day of Donald Trump's presidency. There are 1,205 days remaining in his term, assuming he doesn't resign, is otherwise removed from office, or his unhinged, psychotic behavior results in the destruction of the republic.

-----

What happened on October 2 from On This Day

-----

Among other things, today is National Fried Scallops Day.

-----

Florida Man Threatens Red Lobster: 'I Work For the Taliban, and I Have a Bomb in This Bag.'

-----

Quote of the day:

"I got $25 from Reader's Digest last week for something I never said. I get credit all the time for things I never said. You know that line in You Bet Your Life? The guy says he has seventeen kids and I say: 'I smoke a cigar, but I take it out of my mouth occasionally?' I never said that."
-Groucho Marx (October 2, 1890 - August 19, 1977)
(More Groucho Marx quotes)

-----

On this date in 1959, Rod Serling's "The Twilight Zone" premiered on CBS. Serling served as executive producer and head writer; he wrote or co-wrote 92 of the show's 156 episodes. He was also the show's host and narrator, delivering monologues at the beginning and end of each episode.

This video is from the series' reboot in the 1980s, and is one of my favorites:

-----

Please help... If you've ever considered donating to KGB Report, now would be a good time. Some annual website-related expenses are coming due, and they need to be paid in order for us to stay on the air. You can make a donation here, or send a check to the address below. Thanks for your support!

-----

Oh good God... Donald Trump tweets Rex Tillerson is 'wasting his time' trying to avoid nuclear war.

-----

White House faces messaging battle on Puerto Rico. Related: Puerto Rico prepares for landfall of dangerous mass of hot air on Tuesday.

-----

Do you have true friendships? Aristotle thinks you don't.

-----

Large solar storm sparks global aurora and doubles radiation levels on the Martian surface. "If you were outdoors on a Mars walk and learned that an event like this was imminent, you would definitely want to take shelter, just as you would if you were on a space walk outside the International Space Station..."

-----

Cow farts may have had a far bigger impact on global warming than we thought possible. The findings, published in the journal Carbon Balance and Management, claims that we may have been off in our calculations of methane emissions from livestock by a staggering 11 percent.

-----

How America's vision of progressive tax reform died. Tax reform once meant raising tax rates on wealthier Americans and closing loopholes that benefited powerful economic interests, all with the goal of redistributing income from the top to the middle and bottom income brackets. Until the 1980s, a progressive tax system was seen as the best mechanism for diminishing the gap that existed between the wealthiest and poorest Americans, while funding a social safety net to shore up the middle class and fund the military. Today, not so much.

Related: President Trump probably was untruthful when he insisted last week that his tax plan "is not good for me." Ya think?

-----

White supremacists freak out when DNA testing reveals they aren't 100% white. Poor babies. Personally, I have no desire to know my DNA ancestry. I'm human. That's enough.

-----

NFL teams show unity in response to anthem uproar. An uproar which originated with a distracted, incompetent President.

-----

Trump told aides to portray him to foreign leaders as 'crazy guy' who is erratic and unpredictable. Gee. He can be honest.

-----

Trump takes on all comers, believing himself the victor. Never mind that opponents, independent analysts and even some of his own advisers winced at his latest outbursts. Whether it was blasting the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, or excoriating kneeling football players or undercutting his own secretary of state, Mr. Trump was convinced that he was putting points on the board, according to those close to him.

Because he's a dotard. Thanks, Rocket Man.

-----

'It will be momentous': Supreme Court embarks on new term. That's one adjective. I can think of several more.

-----

Hugh Hefner laid to rest in ultra-private ceremony. His crypt is directly to the left of Marilyn Monroe's; he bought the burial spot for $75k in 1992.

-----

Scientists have identified the hormones that make some dogs aggressive when they are leashed, paving the way for therapies to prevent pets from attacking passing animals or people.

-----

New giant rat species in Solomon Islands is four times the size of regular rats. At 19-inches-long, the new giant rat species... also happens to be the first new rat species discovered in the area in about eight decades.

Wow. Their Habitrails must be immense.

-----

A senior astronomer at the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute believes we are just decades away from confirming the existence of intelligent extraterrestrial life. "I don't know about contact. I mean if they're 500 light years away ... you'll hear a signal that'll be 500 years old, and if you broadcast back 'Hi we're the Earthlings, how're you doing?'- it'll be 1,000 years before you hear back from them. If you ever hear back from them. So, it's not exactly contact, but at least you know they're there."

-----

News flash: European scientists agree: homeopathy is pure quackery.

-----

All KGB Report content is available for free, with no subscription fees or pay walls. If you're a regular reader, please consider making a donation here, with your PayPal account (credit cards also accepted)... it's secure and protected. Or, send a donation to 1512 Annette Avenue, South Park, PA 15129. Becoming a patron (donations of $25 or more) will also get you free copies of any new books we publish on Amazon or Kindle and reduced prices on any other products. Thanks for your support!


Categories: The Daily KGB Report


Feedburner RSS Subscribe  Email Subscribe  Home   Commentwear   E-Mail KGB


Donate via PayPal


Older entries, Archives and Categories       Top of page


Like KGB Report on Facebook and follow us on Twitter