A friend of my parents decided that he needed to lower his electrical bill as much as possible. He did everything from bulb replacement to concocting a complicated evaporative system that would potentially increase his HVAC condenser efficiency. After a year, he saw no significant change. » 10/31/14 12:32pm Today 12:32pm

"I just don't understand why a dollar and a half of postage on an envelope that I would have had to pick up at the Wausau post office wouldn't have done the same thing as 24 officers and an armored vehicle," Hoepnner told the Guardian. » 10/29/14 3:58pm Wednesday 3:58pm

That's interesting, because despite the constant gun violence in this country, I keep getting reminded by the pro-gun crowd that the NRA is all about safety and totally not about being shills for the gun industry. Don't you know that every gun owner is responsible and cognizant of the danger of owning and carrying… » 10/29/14 9:11am Wednesday 9:11am

I was stuck in a Metro station in DC because a mechanical failure required the offloading of a everyone onto the platform. I passed two teens and heard them talking about what might be causing the delay. One of them said, "I wonder if it's a BOMB THREAT!", clearly looking for a reaction from the crowd.

Some people were… » 10/28/14 11:25am Tuesday 11:25am