Month: January 2014

“Report: Christie knew about lane closings”


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By Aliyah Frumin

An ex-Port Authority official alleges that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie knew about his aides’ alleged political scheme to close lanes on the George Washington Bridge.

According to the New York Times, the official, David Wildstein released a letter through his lawyer, describing the decision to close the lanes as “the Christie administration’s order.” It added that evidence exists tying Christie – who has denied all knowledge – to the plan.

This is breaking news. Please check back for more details.

Below is the letter from Wildstein’s attorney:

There’s a Right and Wrong Way to Eat a Hamburger, Scientists Say


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How to hold a hamburger may seem like second nature to most, but researchers in Japan reportedly spent four months figuring out a better way.

According to Kotaku, the TV show Honma Dekka!? recently hired three experts in fluid mechanics, engineering, and dentistry, who produced a 3D scan of a hamburger and analyzed it on a particle level.

While most people pick up their burgers with their thumbs on the bottom and their other fingers on top, the trio reportedly argued that burger eaters should have their thumbs and pinkies supporting the bottom bun and their middle fingers spread evenly on top to minimize spillage and maximize the amount of beef patty and bun making it into the mouth.

Kotaku created a GIF of the ideal hold presented on the show, and sure enough, nary a drop of ketchup fell onto the plate.

Hungry yet?

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Court Rules for Transgender Student in Maine Bathroom Dispute


U.S.

Maine’s high court has ruled that school administrators violated anti-discrimination law when they wouldn’t allow a transgender fifth-grader to use the girls’ restroom.

School officials had said in 2009 that Nicole Maines could only use a staff restroom after a classmate’s grandfather complained. That prompted a lawsuit by Nicole’s family, and the Maine Supreme Judicial Court ruled Thursday that officials violated state law, the Associated Press reports. Nicole was identified as male at birth but began identifying as female when she was 2.

“It sends a message to my kids that you can believe in the system and that it can work,” said Wayne Maines, Nicole’s father. “I’m just going to hug my kids and enjoy the moment, and do some healing.”

The court concluded that the Orono school district violated Maine’s anti-discrimination law ensuring ensures equal treatment regardless of sexual orientation and gender identification, overturning a lower court’s…

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“Why the tea party’s influence is waning”


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” Obamacare is ‘working all the way around’


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