Jules Rabin

Beware! 2015 Was The Hottest Year On Record

By at February 5, 2016 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Beware! 2015 Was The Hottest Year On Record

FOOTLOOSE AND... If you have, like me, friends who continue to insist that global warming is a myth, there is now new evidence to refer to in your next “discussion” of the subject. According to both the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, plus the Goddard Institute for Space Studies at NASA, the year 2015 was the hottest year ever recorded. To more...

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The New FAA Drone Rules Are Laughable

By at January 8, 2016 | 12:00 am | 2 Comments

The New FAA Drone Rules Are Laughable

FOOTLOOSE AND... I honestly have to wonder what world the Federal Aviation Administration lives in. Their newest, timid, move to control the infestation of so-called “hobby drones” looks ineffective, possibly unworkable, and probably a waste of time and money. Yes folks, new drone owners are now required to register with the FAA. As of early December, there were more...

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RIP Meadowlark Lemon, Basketball Court Jester

By at January 1, 2016 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

RIP Meadowlark Lemon, Basketball Court Jester

FOOTLOOSE AND... When it comes to Meadowlark Lemon, who died Dec. 27 at the age of 83, the National Basketball Association’s loss was the world’s gain. Lemon was, according to no less an authority than NBA great (and former Harlem Globetrotter) Wilt Chamberlain, “the most sensational, awesome, incredible basketball player I have ever seen.” Put this former more...

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Laws Needed To Fight Shady Debt Collectors

By at December 4, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Laws Needed To Fight Shady Debt Collectors

FOOTLOOSE AND...  The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently ordered two large, debt-buying companies to pay almost $80 million in refunds and penalties. It also demanded these sour apples stop collection on debt reaching some $128 million and amend their illegal practices. Imagine that? Recently, a group of debt collectors agreed to pay $59 million to more...

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Russian Doping Scandal Seems ‘Founded’ To Me

By at November 20, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Russian Doping Scandal Seems ‘Founded’ To Me

FOOTLOOSE AND... The World Anti-Doping Agency has accused Russia of “running a widespread doping program.” It lathered the Russians with specifics and asked for the suspension of the Russians from the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Guess what: Russian President Vladimir Putin offered a weak “it’s unfounded” rejoinder. Let us see what the World’s more...

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Diet Tips From AARP For Promoting Brain Health

By at November 6, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Diet Tips From AARP For Promoting Brain Health

FOOTLOOSE AND... Can you eat your way to brain health? The query posed in the October issue of the AARP Bulletin indicates that there might be a positive answer! Surely the foods they recommend for your diet are healthy, wholesome and strong in nutritional value. Let’s take a look. On the list is nuts, especially walnuts. They battle ameloid plaque, formed by very more...

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Drones Are Scary, And It’s Time For FAA To Act!

By at October 16, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Drones Are Scary, And It’s Time For FAA To Act!

FOOTLOOSE AND... In Sag Harbor, N.Y., recently, a remote-controlled drone caught fire and flew into the sides of two buildings before crashing onto the street. “It could have been a lot worse,” said Sag Harbor Police Sgt. Rob Drake, indicating that no injuries were recorded. “Usually there are a lot of people walking in the evening.” It has been over a year more...

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To Score Your Discount, Know What To Ask

By at October 9, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

To Score Your Discount, Know What To Ask

FOOTLOOSE AND... While it may sound trite, it seems that anyone can score a discount these days in the fluctuating marketplace. Tuck away a few key phrases in your cerebrum, try to find a friendly salesperson and go to work. For example, is your cable bill shooting skyward? Pick up the phone, make a pleasant introductory remark about their wonderful programming, and more...

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Record-Breaking Coaster Travels Very Fast

By at October 2, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Record-Breaking Coaster Travels Very Fast

FOOTLOOSE AND... If you’re looking to ride a record-breaking roller coaster, you’d better break out your passport. If you thought the renowned Kingda Ka roller coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey is the world’s fastest, you were right a couple of years ago... but you’re wrong today. Yes, the Kingda Ka coaster records a top speed of 128 more...

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What To Take Part In Some Slactivism? You Bet!

By at September 11, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

What To Take Part In Some Slactivism? You Bet!

FOOTLOOSE AND... It was in 2014 that the word “Slactivism” came into use. It means a cheap way to feel good without doing anything truly meaningful. It became quite popular as skeptics derided the “Ice Bucket Challenge,” where ordinary people and endless personalities poured cold water on their heads and later make a donation to fight ALS. Well, this bit of more...

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