Kenneth Weene
To understand how jealousy works, take a look at your dog
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Dogs do experience jealousy, according to a new study. And their motivations might teach us about our own.

Kenneth Weene's insight:

Teaching dogs to share affection is crucial. That only occurs when the human is the alpha animal. Humans who coddle their pets will experience more pet jealousy and even territoriality.


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This Terrifying Swarm Of Flies Is So Massive It Shows Up On Weather Radar
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This swarm is being compared to one that required snowplows to remove them from the roads.

Kenneth Weene's insight:

Happy Mayfly season to you If I lived in that area, I’d want to be pon vacation. How are they as fish bait?


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Bond trader could face nine years in prison in rare criminal prosecution | Al Jazeera America
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Criticized for failing to hold Wall Street accountable for financial crisis, government prosecutors win fraud case

Kenneth Weene's insight:

When I think of all the little people who have gone to jail for selling marijuana and I think of all the bankers, bond traders, etc. like this SOB, I can’t really get too enthusiastic, but it is a small beginning. Now, why hasn’t his boss been charged as well? And how much did this actually cost the company after they subtract the profit made on the deal? A few million? Sorry, but the fine should make other companies think twice. I don’t think this one will. Quite simply,  a good beginning, but too little and too few given the enormity of the thievery that goes on.


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Meerkats’ sinister side is secret to their success, study shows
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The darker side of meerkats — which sees them prevent their daughters from breeding, and kill their grandchildren — is explained in a new study.

Kenneth Weene's insight:

Everybody loves meerkats. But there is a darker side to those happy families.


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The Immigrant Kids Have Health Issues — But Not The Ones You’d Think
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Politicians charge that the nearly 60,000 unaccompanied minors who’ve come to the U.S. could put the nation at risk for everything from TB to mumps. Health officials tell a different story.

Kenneth Weene's insight:

While I consider these kids undocumented aliens, not immigrants, at least until they are granted asylum, that doesn’t mean I support the right wing’s lies. They are not bringing exotic diseases. They are not a threat to our public health. They are, however, emotionally scarred and need mental health services. Sadly, that is a concept which is often beyond the ken of the conservative mind set.


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Man sues pizzeria for injuries during robbery attempt
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NEWPORT, Del. — The first time Nigel Sykes tried to get money from the Seasons Pizza restaurant, he did it with a gun, forcing his way into the business through the back door.

Kenneth Weene's insight:

I think this may be the best farce I’ve seen since Fawlty Towers went off the air. Sure, it’s a waste of court time, but I would love to watch this trial. I might, however, be thrown out of the court when I started laughing.


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12-Year-Old Michigan Boy Works to Support Detroit’s Homeless - NBC News
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Described as “fearless” and “an old spirit,” 12-year-old Robby Eimers is on a mission to help the homeless.His efforts to serve the needy…

Kenneth Weene's insight:

Some stories just deserve sharing. Got to love this kid’s simple decency.


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10 Fascinating Old Things that Still Work - ODDEE
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At a time when almost everything has an expiration date, it is hard to find anything that works for a year before it’s time to replace it. We have managed to find 10 things that work even to this day.

Kenneth Weene's insight:

Silene Stenophylla is an approximately 31, 800 year old plant. At least that’s when it last bloomed before Russian scientists resurrected it from seeds found in thawing permafrost. Check out the other great oldies in this set. My only question: how come they didn’t take a picture of me as the world’s most ancient novelist (note I didn’t say oldest, just most ancient, which is how I feel many days)?


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4 Pinocchios for a rocker’s off-base claims about taxes and the ’1 percent’
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KISS bassist Gene Simmons earns Four Pinocchios for asserting myths about the taxes paid by the top one percent.

Kenneth Weene's insight:

Some questions if I may: 1) I thought KISS had left the building, not just the stage; are they still around? 2) Why do rock musicians try to tell us anything; it isn’t like being a musician establishes your chops in social policy? 3) Is it true that base players are the dumbest of rock musicians or is that just a rumor started by guitarists?


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My Uber got pulled over by the Denver police — and then things got really weird - GeekWire
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Colorado is the self-described “vanguard” of innovation. But that’s not really how it felt to me on Friday after the Denver police stopped the UberX I was

Kenneth Weene's insight:

I’d never heard of Uber before and thought it sounded like an interesting idea. More to the point, there is clearly something wrong with the behavior of this police officer. It illustrates why we have a growing distrust of the police in this country. Hopefully, he will be identified and properly disciplined. Of course, the driver will end up paying dearly for the speeding, which is as it should be.


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