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This Two Minute Video Really Puts the National Debt Into Perspective

If you know someone who really doesn't understand the national debt and how we got 'here,' show them this clip.  It pretty much sums it up.

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Parents Are Asking Fortune Cookies Makers to Stop Talking Love and Romance to Children

Here's another story in a list of many that proves we really need to pull the stick out.

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Is This Volkswagen Super Bowl Ad Racist? [video]

The Super Bowl ad that Volkswagen plans to run is being called racist by some, because it's about how driving a VW Beetle makes you so happy that you talk in a thick Jamaican accent.

Volkswagen says it consulted 100 Jamaicans before releasing the ad, and used a speech coach to get the accent right

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People with 4 x 4 Trucks in Twin Falls are The Worst Drivers on Snow and Ice

I drive a truck  and I'd like to think I'm safe and that I drive the appropriate speed relative to the conditions. This morning on the way in to work, I don't think I went past 25.

I've heard people complain about people in Twin Falls with four wheel drive.

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Cursive Should Be Mandatory In Idaho School’s Curriculum [Poll]

Representative Linden Bateman of Idaho Falls wants to make cursive mandatory for all Idaho School's curriculum. He says it promotes manual dexterity, boosts reading comprehension and enhances cognitive development.

Brad Weiser thinks the idea is a joke and a waste of time and money. I, however, think the idea is brilliant.

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Don’t Tell Me That We’re Trying To Make Cursive Mandatory in Idaho

When I read this post this morning that said Representative  Linden Bateman of Idaho Falls wants to bring back cursive, I thought it was a joke.

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What Would You Do if Your Kid Stole The Ceramic Sheep in Twin Falls?

Did you hear that the ceramic sheep from the Twin Falls nativity scene are missing?

Don't you think this was probably the work of some high school kids playing a stupid prank?  

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The Story of The Wise Men – Star or No Star?

If you like to watch Discovery Channel as I do, you might find yourself catching shows about Christmas and whether or not there's any scientific basis to the story of Christmas.

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There is A Place in Hell Reserved for The Shooter in Connecticut – Twin Falls Reacts

I'm sorry if they headline shocks you and if what you are about to read offends.  That's not my intention.  I am told by the company I work for that I'm supposed to share what I think with you and I would do you a disservice to be anything less than honest.

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How Do We Keep Our Kids Safe Online? [Terry's Tech Support]

Recently Brad posted a thoughtful article on the dangers of keeping your kids' safe online. His concerns were sparked by a recent study by the Federal Trade Commission that found that most mobile apps for kids are secretly collecting data from their smartphones. Scary, right?

Brad, arguably my arch-nemesis tech geek in the building, surmised that the only true way to keep your kids safe online was to completely unplug and get off the grid. Unfortunately, unless you're Amish, I don't think that's going to cut it with your kids.

But there is a way to keep your kids safe.

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A 7 and 11-Year-Old Tried to Carjack an Oregon Woman

There are so many things wrong with this, I'm not sure where to begin.  Two boys, ages 7 and 11 were picked up by police in Portland, Oregon after they allegedly tried to carjack a 22-year-old woman with a LOADED .22 handgun.

The woman was picking up her parents at a church when the boys approached the car

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Warning: Mobile Apps for Kids Are Secretly Collecting and Tracking Data

A recent study from the Federal Trade Commission has found that most mobile apps for kids are secretly collecting data from their smartphones.  Depending on the App, the type of data that's being collected is everything from behavior, web browsing habits to phone numbers, GPS location and device ID's.

Should this concern you? 

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