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Saturday Morning Confusion # 477

Dear Readers: There is a lot of confusion about whether Monty Python is really funny …………., or not! What I mean is that some sketches like “The dead Parrot” are among the funniest things I have ever seen, and some other stuff is just plain stupid. BUT. I have to admit that when they ARE funny, […]

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Ontario Place!

Dear Readers: Hey kids, I ran across this article today and since Ontario Place opened when I was still quite young, (teens) and these photo’s and video’s brought back a whole bunch of memories! Any kid who spent time in Toronto during the 1970s, 80s and 90s surely fostered blissful, orange-soaked memories at Children’s Village […]

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This n’ That!

Dear Readers: The Washington Post hit the nail right on the head (Or did they just kick the cat?) when they published this article today! By Michelle Singletary How much is your cat’s life worth? Or your dog’s? Would you take out a credit card specifically to pay for veterinarian care for your cat? Would […]

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Earth Day 2015!

2015 is shaping up to be a monumental year for the international climate movement, and Earth Day Canada wants to show the world that Canadians are supportive of meaningful climate action. As such, Earth Day Canada is creating a 2015 Earth Flag on which we will collect signatures from people across the country who are […]

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Any Yoda of yours is a Yoda of mine!

Dear Readers: Aficionado’s of online medieval manuscripts—whoever you are—may be intrigued to know about a 14th-century image of Yoda, wide-spread ears and all, NPR reports. (That’s right kids, Yoda lived for over 900 years, so this was a drawing of him when he was middle-aged!) But is it really him? “I’d love to say that it really […]

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What a bird brain!

Firefighters desperately trying to locate voices crying “Help” and “Fire” trapped in an inferno found the desperate pleas came from two parrots. Crews in Boise, Idaho were called to the blaze on Friday night. After arriving on the scene they heard cries of “Help” and “Fire” from inside leading them to believe several people were […]

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Sunday Morning Funnies #7766

The woman’s husband had been slipping in and out of a coma for several months, yet she had stayed by his bedside every single day. One day, when he came to, he motioned for her to come nearer. As she sat by him, he whispered, eyes full of tears, “You know what? You have been […]

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Saturday Morning Confusion #3966

Dear Readers: Lots of things confusing me today bunky, including a bit of confusion about how ya can get a free meal just for being old! There are many perks of growing old — seeing your kids have kids, wearing shirts that say “World’s Best Grandma,” calling rowdy youngsters “whippersnappers” and more — and getting discounts […]

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Having kids is hereditary!

Dear Readers: Today we have a couple of stories from opposite ends of the spectrum that show just how crazy things are getting in this world! The Meitiv family, who is once again battling CPS in Maryland over allowing their children to go to the playground unsupervised. (Photo: Facebook) The Maryland parents investigated by Child […]

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Wag the Dog!

Dear Readers: You usually forgiving reporter is slowly getting fed-up with individuals and special interest groups who hold society to ransom with whatever stupid bullshit they go on about! The latest case is about a certain Alain Simoneau of Saguenay Quebec who went to a local council meeting seven years ago and decided he didn’t like them saying […]

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Some Type of Necrophilia?

Dear Readers: Your ever faithful servant and reporter tries to keep up with all the latest news so that we can supply you with the latest poop on what’s going on in your world ………., and this one takes the cake! “Hey, wanna go see the body?” may seem like an odd thing to hear at […]

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The French are at it again!

Dear Readers: Your long suffering reporter fervently believes in that old axiom, “The French are the best second raters in the world” and this article does nothing to dispel that belief! A Montreal man is criticizing Quebec language laws after a clerk at a local Toys “R” Us told him he was wasn’t allowed to purchase […]

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Eat cheese, get laid!

O.K. folks, read the following article, and then remember ……., ya heard it here first! A survey by dating social network site Skout, cheese heads get more action. Skout surveyed a total of 4,600 people. Grilled cheese yields more sex, better people! Thirty-two percent of grilled cheese lovers reported having sex at least six times […]

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Sex?

The Ontario government tried to introduce a new sex education course to public school kids a few month ago and it included such things as discussions about masturbation, trans-gender issues, same sex couples and much more. Now I’m bringing this up for a couple of reasons kids. First of all, we’re not sure if some […]

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Sunday Morning Funnies # 32

A man turns to his wife in bed and whispers “Did you know it’s National Orgasm Day?” “Oh, what a pity,” she smiled, “Right in the middle of National Headache Week !!” ———————————— SENIOR TRYING TO SET PASSWORD WINDOWS: Please enter your new password: USER: cabbage WINDOWS: Sorry, the password must be more than 8 […]

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Saturday Morning Confusion # 49

Seems I don’t know who to believe anymore kids! The CBC is on a campaign to flog what they call the missing and/or murdered native women across Canada and it makes the news every night. You would think there is a vat network of guys like Robert Pickton who are abducting and killing girls left right […]

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AN AIRLINE PILOT SPEAKS HIS MIND!

  No name calling, no hatred, no political agenda. CANADIAN COMMENT APPEARS AT THE END OF THE ARTICLE AND IS MEANINGFUL. THERE IS ALSO SOME RECENTLY ADDED BRITISH COMMENT.   This pilot hit the nail right on the head in his open letter.   A newspaper stated that some Muslim doctor is saying we are profiling […]

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Kitten a la carte!

Well boys and girls, here is a woman who would make Alf the Alien proud! Serial husband killer and North Carolina death row inmate, Blanche Taylor Moore, requested this weekend that her last meal be a kitten — a live kitten The prison administration is required to accept all last meal demands of any kind. Thus, they will obtain […]

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Quebec Chainsaw Massacre!

Well folks, they certainly know how to have a good time in Quebec! A Quebec man accused of threatening a family with a chainsaw during an alleged road rage incident on Sunday has pleaded not guilty. Manuel Delisle, 37, from St. Jerome, Que., appeared in court on Tuesday and was charged with assault with a […]

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Perspective Research Department

Dear Readers: Due to strong public demand we had the Perspective Research Department put together this map of the goat population density around the world.


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Vancouver student alive and safe after Nepal earthquake

Posted  April 25, 2015  by  Vancouver Sun - News

Vancouver student Aedan Magee Mahon was staying with a Nepalese family in Pokhara, the epicentre of a devastating earthquake that hit Nepal Saturday, just two days ago before leaving for a hike in the mountains.

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G18: Red Sox at Orioles, 7 PM

Posted  April 25, 2015  by  allan

Red Sox – Orioles – Justin Masterson / Wei-Yin ChenBetts, CFPedroia, 2BOrtiz, DHRamirez, LFNapoli, 1BSandoval, 3BCraig, RFBogaerts, SSHanigan, C

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Minister Findlay: Economic Action Plan 2015 demonstrates commitment to jobs, growth, and security in Winnipeg and across Manitoba

Posted  April 25, 2015  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Kerry Lynne D. Findlay, P.C., Q.C., M.P., Minister of National Revenue, is welcoming the Harper Government’s Economic Action Plan 2015. It will support jobs and growth in Winnipeg and across Manitoba, help our families and communities pr…

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ESPN’s Britt McHenry — Back to Work … I’ll Never Be Rude Again!!

Posted  April 25, 2015  by  TMZ Staff

ESPN reporter Britt McHenry is finally back to work after serving a week-long suspension for berating a tow truck employee … and she SWEARS she’ll never bitch anyone out again. McHenry has been assigned to cover the NHL playoffs … but before…

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Justin Bieber — Ringside for BFF’s Boxing Debut … Lil Za Wins!!!!

Posted  April 25, 2015  by  TMZ Staff

Justin Bieber was part of ANOTHER boxing entourage last night … to watch his BFF Lil Za get in the ring during a college fight night in Los Angeles … and TMZ Sports has the footage. Bieber — who’s usually in Floyd…

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Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz — We Welcome Bruce Jenner

Posted  April 25, 2015  by  TMZ Staff

Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz is happy Bruce Jenner will continue to embrace the GOP, telling us his party needs all the Cali support it can get.  Chaffetz — an ultra conservative from Utah who has become…

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Send directions to your Android phone with a Google search

Posted  April 25, 2015  by  Jon Fingas

Sending Google Maps directions to an Android phone hasn’t been that hard for a while, but it’s now downright easy. Google has introduced a web feature that delivers instructions through a simple search. As long as your phone is properly linked to you…

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Vessel that spilled fuel in English Bay deemed safe, allowed to leave Canadian waters

Posted  April 25, 2015  by  Vancouver Sun - News

A vessel that leaked toxic bunker fuel into Vancouver’s English Bay is being allowed to return to normal operations and leave Canadian waters.

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Game Day: Canucks look to force a Game 7 with Flames

Posted  April 25, 2015  by  Vancouver Sun - News

Once again, it’s not complicated for the Vancouver Canucks, who must beat the Calgary Flames tonight at the Scotiabank Saddledome to force a seventh and deciding game in their Western Conference playoff series.

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Nearly 1,500 residents of Kashechewan First Nation evacuated due to rising floodwaters

Posted  April 25, 2015  by  The Canadian Press

KASHECHEWAN, ONT.—The chief of a remote northern Ontario First Nation says he is relieved that almost everyone in the community threatened by the rapidly rising Albany River has been evacuated.

Kashechewan Chief Derek Stephen says 388 more people are being evacuated Saturday of the 1,900 total residents in the community.

That is in addition to the 1,019 people who have already been evacuated to northern Ontario communities of Kapuskasing, Smooth Rock Falls, Wawa, and Cornwall in eastern Ontario.

He says that leaves about 400 people left to relocate in the coming days.

“Some people get frustrated but that’s the norm, but other than that they’re taking it serious,” he said.

“There’s too many unknowns to stay in the community with the dike being vulnerable to overtopping and sloping and seeping.”

Stephen says he is relieved that the situation is moving ahead quickly, adding that his main concern was the safety of community members throughout the evacuation process.

This is the fourth consecutive year the First Nation has had to be evacuated.

Stephen told The Canadian Press on Thursday that the community spent $21 million on the evacuation last year, and millions more on repairs after much of the community had to live elsewhere for about a month.

About 350 people still live in hotels and apartments in Kapuskasing because of last year’s flood.

It’s time to move the entire community to higher ground so they don’t have to do this every spring when the ice thaws and the Albany River rises, Stephen said.

“The next step is to try and deal with the federal government on this issue to really push for a relocation for our community,” Stephen said Saturday.

“We just can’t keep on living the way we’ve been living for the last four years. This is the fourth consecutive year of evacuating the community at a [cost of] $20 million each time so it just doesn’t make any sense in the financial world.”

The office of Bernard Valcourt, the minister of aboriginal affairs and northern development, said Thursday that the government is “taking action” in First Nation communities across the country. The federal government is working along with the band council and the province to evacuate Kashechewan.

Charlie Angus, the MP whose riding of Timmins-James Bay includes the flood-prone area, chastised the federal government on Thursday for its inertia on the now-annual evacuation of the community.

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Omar Khadr and Dennis Edney: A rock star touring act for propaganda

Posted  April 25, 2015  by  Ezra Levant

Ezra Levant reports for TheRebel.media: What does the future hold for Muslim terrorist Omar Khadr now that he’s free? He’ll probably go live with his lawyer Dennis Edney. They make a good pair: Edney loves to advocate against C-51 and other attempts to combat terrorism. Maybe they’ll go on tour together as an anti-Western propaganda […]

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NFL’s Chris Johnson — My Arm Is STRONG!!! … Despite Gunshot Wound

Posted  April 25, 2015  by  TMZ Staff

Chris Johnson is FLEXIN’ again … showing off his arm strength last night — nearly 7 weeks after getting capped in the shoulder in a drive by shooting. The NFL running back was leaving Hooray Henry’s on the Sunset…

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‘I knew it wasn’t safe’: Surviving the ‘unsurvivable’ plane crash

Posted  April 25, 2015  by  Vancouver Sun - News

Tom Wilson was dozing during a short flight to a remote work site in the mountains north of Vancouver when he awoke with a start. There was a jolt and a loud grinding noise. He saw treetops through the window from his seat behind the bulkhead in the ni…

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WNBA’s Brittney Griner — Wedding Is Still On … After Dom. Violence Arrests

Posted  April 25, 2015  by  TMZ Staff

WNBA stars Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson are NOT cancelling their wedding … despite the fact they were both arrested for domestic violence this week … but say they are actively “seeking help.” As we previously reported, the two — who ar…

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Former Vancouver Giant and Bruins star Milan Lucic confirms his father has died

Posted  April 25, 2015  by  The Province - News

“I learned on Wednesday, April 22, that my father passed away unexpectedly in Vancouver,” he wrote on the Bruins’ website Saturday of his father Dobrivoje Lucic.

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Cowichan Conversations: Woodfibre LNG: Shady PR, lobby violations, fraudulent, eco-criminal owner…Is this the kind of business BC wants to welcome?

Posted  April 25, 2015  by  Richard Hughes

Rafe Mair has been gearing up for this most important LNG fight over locating an LNG facility in Woodfibre. Truth is folks the LNG game brings us nothing but heartburn.

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Millions of dollars in unclaimed benefits

Posted  April 25, 2015  by  Canada News Centre - National News

An estimated 560 families with children in Peterborough are eligible to receive money under the Harper Government’s proposed enhanced Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB), but are at risk of not receiving the benefit unless they apply. The Honourable Pi…

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Posted  April 25, 2015  by  Mandos

I kept meaning to write about the events going on around Greek membership in the Eurozone, but events kept happening so often that the post that I usually write first in my head kept getting out of date. And…

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Surrey’s top cop defends decision to release names, photos of shooting victims

Posted  April 25, 2015  by  The Province - News

Surrey RCMP’s top cop is sticking to his guns over his decision to release to the public the names and photos of gunfire victims related to a series of shootings in Surrey and North Delta since the beginning of March.

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World leaders, charities pledge help for Nepal

Posted  April 25, 2015  by  Anonymous

LONDON—World leaders and global charities offered condolences and emergency aid to Nepal following the earthquake Saturday while grappling to understand the scope of the disaster.

With Internet and cellphone communications spotty, and many roads closed due to damage, the outside world does not yet have a clear picture of what is most needed following the earthquake that authorities say has killed at least 1,130 people.

But it is clear that help is needed — and fast.

“We are treating it as a big emergency,” said Ben Pickering, Save the Children’s humanitarian adviser in Britain. “We know the damage is extensive and that access into rural areas will be very, very difficult for everybody.”

Pickering said it is too early for a detailed assessment but that the overall picture is grim.

“Children will be affected in many ways. Physical injuries. Separated from families,” he said. “The priority now is understanding the scale, what the emergency needs are right now and in the coming weeks.”

Some charities are assembling disaster teams — based on the assumption that sanitation, shelter and medical help are urgently required — but the most convenient pathway into Nepal is not available because the international airport in Kathmandu has been shut down by the quake.

Pickering said Save the Children plans to send a specialist team as soon as possible to help with food, water and sanitation in the country, which is one of the world’s poorest.

The European Union is considering “some budget support” to Nepal, according to a joint statement Saturday by the EU’s foreign policy chief, development chief and humanitarian chief. It did not provide details or amounts.

They said the EU is also looking into “how we can help Nepal to deal with the destroyed and damaged buildings and how to help its citizens.”

“The full extent of the casualties and damage is still unknown but reports indicate they will likely be high, both in terms of loss of life, injuries and damage to cultural heritage,” they said.

British Prime Minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other leaders also promised help for Nepal. Cameron said on Twitter that Britain “will do all we can to help those caught up in it.”

Cameron and Merkel did not specify what aid would be forthcoming, but others were more specific. Norwegian Foreign Minister Boerge Brende said the Scandinavian country would allocate 30 million kroner ($3.8 million) to aid work, and that the money would be sent through the United Nations and charitable organizations.

“We are following the situation closely and we will find out whether to contribute further when we know more,” Brende said in a statement.

Italy’s Foreign Ministry said it has made available 300,000 euros ($326,000) of emergency aid for earthquake victims. The aid will be channelled through the International Red Cross.

French President François Hollande said France is “ready to respond to requests for help and assistance” from Nepalese authorities.

French aid group Doctors of the World (Médecins du monde) said it has mobilized its workers in Nepal — based in Kathmandu and Chautara to work on maternal and infant health — to help quake victims. It is sending more staffers and medical aid to the region immediately.

Among other countries sending condolences was Mexico, which suffered an 8.1-magnitude earthquake that killed an estimated 9,500 people in the nation’s capital in 1985. Mexico’s foreign ministry said it stood in solidarity with the government of Nepal and the relatives of the earthquake victims.

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Andy Lehrer’s blog: Fred Checkers is watching you (if you’re an NDPer)

Posted  April 25, 2015  by  Anonymous

Michael Laxer reports on his Left Chapter blog on Fred Checkers and the state of internal democracy in the NDP. 

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How Many Of These Classic Black Movies Have You Seen?

Posted  April 25, 2015  by  Anonymous

There are a whole lot more than Friday and The Color Purple.

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Do NFL Teams Get Bad Schedules?

Posted  April 25, 2015  by  Mitchell Blair

Washington Redskins fans, you might not want to hear this.

University at Buffalo engineers, who have done a study on imbalances in the NFL schedule and presented it at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference earlier this year, have studied the 2015 NFL schedule that was released this week. One of the main imbalances they look at is which teams get the most games against “rested” opponents – those coming off Thursday night games or bye weeks.

Yep, Washington got the shortest stick in that area.

Washington plays five games against opponents with extra rest this year, the UB engineers said. That’s the most in the NFL. The Redskins have three games against teams coming off bye weeks and two games against teams coming off a Thursday game. That’s a very high number; it’s almost one-third of Washington’s schedule.

Other teams shouldn’t be too happy either. The Dallas Cowboys and Seattle Seahawks each have four games against opponents with extra rest. The New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills (who have frequently gotten imbalanced schedules the past few years), San Diego Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs are next at three each.

“We had a detailed look at the 2015, and we see again the imbalances are significant,” said Murat Kurt, PhD, an assistant professor in UB’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering.

Some teams should be much happier with their draw. The Miami Dolphins, Cincinnati Bengals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers and Arizona Cardinals don’t play any games against teams coming off a bye or a Thursday night game.

This all might not seem like much, but it is a disadvantage. In a 16-game season in which playoff spots are almost always determined by just one game or tiebreakers, it’s worth noting. When the engineers studied the issue they found that from 2009-13 a team’s average winning percentage decreased by 3.77 percent against rested teams. In 2013 it was a decrease of about seven percent.

Rested opponents aren’t the only factor UB engineers note. A cluster of divisional games in a row can be inequitable. The Green Bay Packers are the big losers there. From Nov. 15 to Dec. 3 the Packers play four divisional games in a row, something that is very rare.

“Playing four back-to-back divisional games – which are often your toughest because those opponents know you best, they’re playing hard and it means the most – is difficult,” said Mark Karwan, PhD, Praxair Professor of Operations Research and SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor. “They should be spread out.”

Another scheduling inequity the Buffalo engineers focused on was at least three road games in a row. Buffalo, Miami, Jacksonville and Atlanta got three road games in a row this season. The Bills have five road games in six weeks, a particularly tough stretch.

Travel itself can be unbalanced. Kurt provided the examples of Baltimore and Tennessee. The Ravens have back-to-back trips out west twice during the season; Weeks 1 and 2 at Denver and Oakland and Weeks 6 and 7 at San Francisco and Arizona. Compare that to the Titans. Their first two trips aren’t too bad (at Tampa Bay and Cleveland) and then they have a five-week stretch in which they won’t leave Nashville. From Week 3 to Week 7 they have four home games and a bye week.

“They don’t leave their home for 5 weeks,” Kurt said. “That’s kind of easy.”

Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Seattle all have a four-week stretch that includes three home games and a bye.

The schedule will never be entirely fair, but the UB crew of Kurt, Karwan, Niraj Pandey (a PhD candidate in UB’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering), and Kyle Cunningham (earned a bachelor of science degree from UB in 2014), tried to figure out a solution. They came up with the study “Alleviating Competitive Imbalances in NFL Schedules: An Integer-Programming Approach,” and created a mathematical model called a mixed-integer linear program to produce the most fair schedule possible. They’re Bills fans, and part of the reason for the study was that the Bills complained about playing many rested opponents. Sure enough, the engineers found that the Bills played more games against rested opponents (26) than any other team from 2002-2014. (For those curious the Bengals have been the most fortunate team in that regard; their 12 games against rested opponents are three fewer than any other NFL team.)

But the NFL has other considerations when making the schedule, most notably television partners and conflicts at stadiums. Even in the UB model, they’re unable to eliminate all inequities; Karwan said their model will still have issues like three road games in a row. It’s tough to fit a 256-piece puzzle together.

“There will be inequities due to the TV considerations and stadium availability and special requests by teams,” Karwan said. “But what they may be able to do is think about these competitive imbalances – and I’m sure they do because I’m sure everybody thinks they’re against them – but they can spread them out over the years.”

The NFL generates thousands of versions of the schedule through its computers to come up with the best one to satisfy everyone’s desires. But in the end, there will always be a few teams that have a complaint.

“Eventually they have to come out with the schedule,” Karwan said. “It’s a mathematical impossibility to make everyone happy.”

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Hindu Nationalists Say Jersey Cow Milk Is Full of Demons

Posted  April 25, 2015  by  Anonymous

Hindu Nationalists Say Jersey Cow Milk Is Full of Demons

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Protesters vow to ‘shut down’ Baltimore over death of Freddie Gray, man fatally shot by police

Posted  April 25, 2015  by  Vancouver Sun - News

Protesters vowed to ‘shut down’ the city by marching through the streets and snarling traffic. The president of a black lawyers’ group predicted thousands of people would turn out for the demonstration

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Google sends a Glass-like mystery device through the FCC

Posted  April 25, 2015  by  Jon Fingas

Google might have just hinted at the future of its Glass headsets. The company has sent a mystery “smart BLE” (Bluetooth Low Energy) device to the FCC for approval, the A4R-CAP1, and there are a few telltale signs that it’s one of Mountain View’s wea…

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Bruce Jenner — Kids Say Dad Won Over the Nation!

Posted  April 25, 2015  by  TMZ Staff

Bruce Jenner hit a world series home run in his Diane Sawyer special … according to some of his kids. Sources connected with the family tell us, the boys feel like Bruce won over the hearts and minds of an untold number of people who had negat…

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Hundreds die in powerful Nepal quake

Posted  April 25, 2015  by  Vancouver Sun - News

Tens of thousands of people were spending the night in the open under a chilly and thunderous sky after a powerful earthquake devastated Nepal on Saturday, killing more than 1,180 people, collapsing modern houses and ancient temples and triggering a la…

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Ambulances are getting to life-threatening calls a bit faster

Posted  April 25, 2015  by  Vancouver Sun - News

Ambulances in Metro Vancouver are getting to the most life-threatening emergencies, like heart attacks, a bit faster than they used to, but at the expense of thousands of patients with less serious ailments who are waiting significantly longer for help…

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Resupply Mission to the Arctic a Success

Posted  April 25, 2015  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) completed the first of its bi-annual operations to deliver fuel and supplies to Canadian Forces Station (CFS) Alert.

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Texas BBQ tour between Forth Worth and Midland

Posted  April 25, 2015  by  Ezra Levant

Ezra Levant reports for TheRebel.media: This isn’t “grilling” like we do up in Canada in our backyards. This is real BBQ, Texas style: Meat smoked for hours over hickory or pecan wood, and traditional sides like mac & cheese, corn cobs, beans, cole slaw. No tofu or kale for miles! Thanks to Cooper’s Pit BBQ […]

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Kris Humphries — Apologizes for Shot at Bruce Jenner … ‘I Was Too Vague’

Posted  April 25, 2015  by  TMZ Staff

Kris Humphries seemed pretty clear about Bruce Jenner when he said last night he got outta Dodge just in time, but he says he’s now apologizing for being “vague.” Humphries — who was married to Kim Kardashian and then fought the divorce tooth …

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Saturday Morning Confusion # 477

Posted  April 25, 2015  by  Allan W Janssen

Dear Readers: There is a lot of confusion about whether Monty Python is really funny …………., or not! What I mean is that some sketches like “The dead Parrot” are among the funniest things I have ever seen, and some other stuff is just plain stupid. BUT. I have to admit that when they ARE funny, […]

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Accidental Deliberations: What you know in the PMO

Posted  April 25, 2015  by  Greg Fingas

Obviously, the revelation that Mike Duffy saw his job in the Senate as including a role as a publicly-funded lobbyist for the climate denial movement raises a whole new set of questions about the Cons’ misuse of public resources. And if, say Enbridge is being at all honest in its own public spin, Stephen Harper was well aware of what was going on: Duffy’s conversations with Enbridge officials [between January and June 2012] aren’t listed in the company’s lobbying registrations. However, in an email to CBC News, Enbridge’s vice-president of enterprise communications called those conversations “unsolicited.”

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By the Numbers: VanDusen Botanical Garden plant sale goes Sunday

Posted  April 25, 2015  by  The Province - News

This week we look at the annual VanDusen Botanical Garden’s big sale, which takes place Sunday and includes more than 20,000 plants available for purchase.

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Nepal police say death toll from earthquake has reached at least 876

Posted  April 25, 2015  by  The Province - News

A top Nepalese police official says at least 876 people are confirmed dead in the wake of the massive earthquake that struck outside Kathmandu

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23 Things People Always Get Completely Wrong About Teachers

Posted  April 25, 2015  by  Anonymous

Misconceptions abound.

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For some unknown reason, people tend to think you have it easy. ?

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Harper Government improves accessibility for Canadians with disabilities in Peterborough and nearby Ontario townships

Posted  April 25, 2015  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development, announced investments today in several projects to improve access for Canadians with disabilities in Peterborough and nearby communities.

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Casual Fuggerday: Jude Law

Posted  April 25, 2015  by  Jessica

470901258 IWC Schaffhausen Third Annual "For The Love Of Cinema" Gala During Tribeca Film Festival - Arrivals 

Oh, Jude Law: This look can mean but one thing. You’ve decided you’re desperate to get back together with Sienna Miller, and this hat must surely be the siren call of your former, slightly scuzzy, boho hipster love.  Unfortunately, I suspect she’s eating a scone somewhere and thinking, “but I’m already seeing a dude whose Read More …

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​Sassafras Lowrey’s ‘Lost Boi’ Reimagines Peter Pan for the Genderqueer Generation

Posted  April 25, 2015  by  Anonymous

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