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I'm flabbergasted

Usually, when I post to my blog, I enjoy the articles that I’m blogging about. I’ve got a weird sense of humor so the attempts by many to game the workers’ compensation system always strikes me as funny. 414 more words

Bearing Witness to Chaos

If everyone paused in everything they do, watch or read, they would start to bear witness to the chaos around us — a daily occurrence playing over and over without regard to humanity. 555 more words

Everyday Life

When "thermal shock" inside a chimney flue creates a worrisome crack

“Everybody hear that? everybody see it?”

That’s what Chimney Safety Institute of America Instructor Michael Segerstrom tells 29 students as they react to one of the most anticipated demonstrations that is part of National Chimney Sweep Training School. 710 more words

LA commuter train hits car, partially derails; 22 hurt

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles firefighters say nearly two dozen people suffered injuries, mostly minor, when a commuter train struck a car near downtown Los Angeles and partially derailed. 106 more words

National / World

Investigators sift through debris of East Village explosion looking for 2 men unaccounted for

EAST VILLAGE, Manhattan (PIX11) – As huge cranes removed massive amounts of debris from three destroyed East Village buildings, firefighters doused hotspots that continued to flare up. 233 more words


Painstaking search continues after NYC blast, but hope dims

NEW YORK (AP) — Searching with hands and dogs through scoops of rubble from three apartment buildings leveled in an apparent gas explosion, emergency workers painstakingly looked for signs of two missing people Saturday, though authorities acknowledged the chances were slim. 665 more words