Women’s World Cup Final Was Most-Watched Soccer Game in United States History

This is about much more than just sports. It signifies a necessary societal shift. Of course that doesn’t mean that the winning women’s team receives the winning men’s team payout. At $2 million they receive 25% of the winning men’s team’s, $8 million. Actually, all World Cup finals men’s teams receive $1.5 million, regardless of placement. Oh, and despite petitioning, the women’s teams still have to play on the far less forgiving artificial turf. Maybe with their record breaking accomplishment some of these glaring disparities might be properly addressed. Either way, it bodes well for greater acceptance of, and interest in, women’s sports, which even if you have no interest in sports, is a step in the right direction.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/07/sports/soccer/womens-world-cup-final-was-most-watched-soccer-game-in-united-states-history.html

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Robert Durst Had A Latex Mask, Fake I.D. And $42,000 In Cash When He Was Arrested On Saturday

Holy shit! If you haven’t been following this story, now might be a good time to start. Of course, dude is worth $100 million so $42,000 is pretty much just his bar tab for an evening.
http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/16/us/robert-durst-arrest/

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Things aren’t looking good for Robert Durst. The eccentric millionaire and subject of HBO’s The Jinxwas arrested on Saturday in connection with the 2000 murder of Susan Berman. Today, authorities made public what they found in Durst’s New Orleans hotel room. According to TMZ, those items included a latex mask, $42,000 in cash, and a fake Texas ID with the name Everette Ward.

According to the warrant, Durst was using the mask and ID to flee the country. And get this … also included in the docs, Durst had more than $42,000 in cash, but the money was in hundred dollar bills, parceled out in various small envelopes.

Authorities believe Durst wanted to use the envelopes to send money to the place where he was fleeing. Cops even found a UPS tracking number in the hotel, which Durst told them was so he could ship a large…

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Have Your Coffee Cup And Eat It Too With KFC’s Edible Coffee Cups In The UK

Okay, I could do without the “ambient aromas” (what, the aroma of freshly brewed coffee isn’t satisfying enough?) and I can say with 100% certainty that I will never set foot in a KFC (unless, of course, it’s attached to a Taco Bell, as many are) in ANY country, but this is a great idea, that I’d like to see more widely adopted. That is, assuming they don’t taste like complete and total shit. Yep, that’s it, a couple of steps above shit in the taste department and I give this a full endorsement.

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So, you’re eating your Double Down Dog and get a little thirsty. Now, thanks to the innovators at KFC, you can wash that down with some coffee and then eat the cup for dessert. I would sing “God Bless America” right now, but unfortunately this will only be available in the UK.

A spokesperson for The Robin Collective told the Telegraph: “Not only do the edible cups taste amazing, but they smell delicious too. We’ve infused different cups with a variety of ambient aromas including Coconut Sun Cream, Freshly Cut Grass and Wild Flowers.” The Robin Collective said that these scents were meant to evoke “positive memories we associate with warm weather, sunshine and summer holidays. Things that make everyone smile.”

The cups will be available this summer. Plan your UK trip accordingly.

Source: Eater

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Tesla set to introduce Home Energy Battery!

http://qz.com/346242/elon-musk-is-designing-a-tesla-battery-to-power-your-home/

This is huge news not only for people trying to live “off the grid” (and really, who doesn’t wanna kick their electric company to the curb?), but for the greater global energy crisis and environmental concerns, as well. Coupled with a solar installation, it would be possible to reduce your dependence on your utility company drastically, if not entirely, depending, of course, on it’s strength and your needs.

With a projected production date of six months, this is a topic that should be feverishly discussed as that time grows nearer. My major concern is what sort of impediments and regulations will issue forth from power companies, to obstruct a less grid driven lifestyle? And, of course, less dependence on current electrical distribution will eventually result in job losses on one end, but will open up other employment opportunities as the new market emerges. Either way, times change and people need to adapt, especially to ways globally beneficial.

Tesla is also an advocate of the open source patents, allowing others to further develop their ideas. There is some question as to just how “open” these patents are, with hedge clauses that would allow Tesla to seek recompense and/or partial or total ownership of products not produced/used in a manner described by the vague phrase “good faith”. Regardless, the effort towards working with, as opposed to completely against as is generally the case in free market development, is a positive sign, and one that is seeing some support via endeavors like The Open Source Science Project (of which, Tesla is a member). http://www.theopensourcescienceproject.com/
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/02/17/tesla-open-source-ev-patents-let-apple-jump-in-as-competitor/

Tesla’s current residential battery system http://www.solarcity.com/residential/energy-storage

And then of course there is this sort of legislation, which will be but one obstacle
http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/03/09/florida-makes-off-grid-living-illegal-mandates-all-homes-must-be-connected-to-an-electricity-grid/

More Sorrow, Tears and Blood For The People Of Nigeria

2000 feared dead in latest attack from Boko Haram insurgents
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/09/boko-haram-deadliest-massacre-baga-nigeria
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/08/chad-prime-minister-aid-refugees-boko-haram
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/12/-sp-boko-haram-attacks-nigeria-baga-ignored-media

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