Author Archives: Den

About Den

Always in search of interesting things to post. Armed with knowledge and dangerous with the ladies.

Tasty Tuesday

Consider the Sticky Bun, the most dessert-y of all breakfast pastries, a glorious bit of sweet and chewy heaven with which to start your day. But it’s tricky to get them right! During the course of my intensive investigation over … Continue reading

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Legal Theft Monday

An internal handbook obtained by The Intercept provides a rare view into the extensive asset seizure operations of ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations, an office that trains its agents to meticulously appraise the value of property before taking it. HSI’s 71-page … Continue reading

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Aurora Sunday

AURORAS IN THE USA: Friday the 13th was a lucky day … for auroras. A high-speed solar wind stream sparked moderately-strong G2-class geomagnetic storms, pushing Northern Lights across the Canadian border into at least half a dozen US states. Thomas J. Spence sends this picture … Continue reading

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Saturday Chicken Reading

Every year I spend some time in a tiny apartment in Paris, seven stories above the mayor’s offices for the 11th arrondissement. The Place de la Bastille – the spot where the French revolution sparked political change that transformed the … Continue reading

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Rescued Thursday

“We saw that it was actually really large, looked like a nuke had gone off or something,” said Gavitte, an 18-year veteran of the California Highway Patrol. As sirens blared from his helicopter, residents were grabbing their belongings and jumping … Continue reading

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War Waste Wednesday

Here’s a question for you: How do you spell boondoggle? The answer (in case you didn’t already know): P-e-n-t-a-g-o-n. Hawks on Capitol Hill and in the US military routinely justify increases in the Defense Department’s already munificent budget by arguing … Continue reading

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