| May 14, 2013
| 4:32 PM
A new study suggests the majority of Americans would be willing to divulge personal information, including their own fingerprints, if it personalized their car ??? and nearly two in three would ride in a self-driving car. San Jose, Calif.-based Cisco........
| May 12, 2014
| 2:59 PM
Tax season has ended, but not for scammers. This year's strain of tax-related phone scams with callers identifying themselves as Internal Revenue Service representatives has elicited warnings in recent weeks from the state attorney general, state...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Nearly every intelligent witness to the nearly seven decades of Israel's alliance with the United States and Western Europe now understands that the affair is about to be over.
In 1948 and the years that immediately followed, the alliance was the...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 3:24 PM
A friend sent me the following joke last week. It's mildly risque, so stop reading if you think you'll be offended.
(I added that to ensure everyone will keep reading)
A circus owner runs an ad for a lion tamer and two people show up. One is a retired...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 3:54 PM
I read an Associated Press story the other day about blind people being granted gun permits in Iowa. These would allow the visually impaired to purchase guns and carry them in public.
I'm all about people with disabilities achieving their dreams, but if...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 3:12 PM
One of my favorite blooper items involved a Florida writer who won a Toastmasters competition in St. Augustine, Fla., with her speech about the wonders of the five presidential likenesses carved on Mount Rushmore.
"What talented sculptor produced...
| Dec 18, 2013
Fruitland Park commissioners are making a brazen move for a tasty little retirement.
These are the same elected officials who, for more than a year, have done little to distinguish themselves.
They acted unethically, were exposed by a former city...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 4:59 PM
A few weeks ago, a sale sign went up, again, outside the Northside Stranger's Home Church.
For anyone who loves the mural on the church's front wall, the sign felt like a death notice, and there may be nobody sadder about that than Jon Pounds.
| Aug 17, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Time for a brutal assessment regarding the state of immigration reform in America. Extreme partisans on both sides of the aisle — you will not like what you read over the next two minutes. Hopefully, the rest of you will chew on it for a bit....
| Dec 10, 2013
Airport Security. The TSA has opened up enrollment in its "Precheck" DHS Trusted Traveler program to anyone who wants to join -- and pay the $85 fee for five years participation. As a Trusted Traveler, you are eligible to use the presumably-shorter...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
It's been almost five years since the Transportation Security Administration quietly began installing its so-called Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) -- better known as full-body scanners -- at airports nationwide. And now the government wants to know...