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  • Japanese Ministry of Self-Defense shows off a flying sphere robot (w/ video)

    06/14/2011 6:37:03 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies ^ | June 10, 2011 | by Katie Gatto
    If the robot is tumbled to the ground, or swatted by someone with wants to toy with it, the bot will roll to absorb the impact and prevent as much damage as possible. This same trick works on other surfaces, should the robot bounce into walls, fixtures on the walls or anyone who happens to be in the room. Though, at this stage the robot cannot apologize for this breach of etiquette, which in Japan is an important detail. Navigation for this robot is achieved with a single propeller that gives the device thrust. The device also features a set...
  • #Weinergate update: Coed being scrubbed from Google.

    05/28/2011 10:11:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    RedState ^ | May 29, 2011 | Moe Lane
    OK, I admit it: when I heard this morning that Rep. Weiner had supposedly sent a coed a picture of his (encased) genitalia via Twitter, I assumed that somebody was just having his or her little joke by hacking into the man’s account and indicating that Weiner is, as I put it, one of the bigger d*cks in Congress.  But that was before Ace of Spades demolished this argument utterly (H/T: Neil Stevens) (remember, folks [and bad Moe!]: identity theft is a crime), so now I am taking this seriously as a possible scandal, and I found something interesting going...
  • Trend: Dropouts might lose drivers licenses

    05/16/2011 9:14:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 69 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 4/20/11 | Sara Lenz
    Trend: Dropouts might lose drivers licensesBy Sara Lenz, Deseret News Published: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 2:34 p.m. MDT Lawmakers around the country are looking at a new way to keep kids in school — not letting them get a drivers license if they drop out. Although Minnesota's law states that students only have to stay in school until they are 16, lawmakers there are considering a bill that would not allow school dropouts to get their license, the StarTribune reported on Tuesday. "Driving is not a right, it's a privilege, and it's perfectly within bounds for the state government to...
  • Hollywood’s Two Minutes of Hate

    05/09/2011 8:03:57 PM PDT · by MrTim29 · 8 replies
    A Hollywood Republican ^ | 05/09/11 | Tim Ross
    In George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, Party members of Orwell’s futuristic society are forced to watch daily the government’s Two Minutes’ Hate… a film projected on telescreens depicting The Party’s enemies. The purpose was to brainwash its own skeptical citizens and reinforce the rest using emotionally based sound and images. Today, we just call it television. The marriage between the Democrat Party and Hollywood is the new Big Brother. And Big Brother is tasked with indoctrinating a large society into a left wing perspective. The most efficient way is to present a single message to a massive audience and this...
  • Killing the Bin Laden Within ( Excellent article)

    05/06/2011 8:15:21 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 4 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    A group of Navy SEALS may have stormed a Pakistani garrison town and taken off the top of Bin Laden's head, but he still lives on in the heads of the political establishment. The big Bin Laden has gone to feed the sharks, but it is the little Bin Laden who dictated that he receive a Muslim burial, forbade the release of the death photos and warned off the town of Virginia Beach from celebrating their hometown heroes. It was never the big Bin Laden that the West was afraid of, but the little one. A small turbaned figure that...
  • Keeping “our radar focused” on the membership (Mormon)

    04/27/2011 9:53:48 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 31 replies
    Life in Utah ^ | April 27, 2011 | Eric Johnson
    Pity the poor singles who live in the Salt Lake City area of Utah. 5,000 single Latter-day Saints between the ages of 18 to 30 who gathered at the LDS Church’s Conference Center were told by Apostle M. Russell Ballard that 147 student and Young Single Adult wards between North Salt Lake and 4500 South in Taylorsville are being dissolved. In their place will be 121 new Young Single Adult wards.  The reason for the change: too many Latter-day Saints in this age range are abandoning the faith.  Redrawing the boundaries has been tried in other parts of Utah...
  • US Gov. Software Creates 'Fake People' on Social Networks to Promote Propoganda

    02/20/2011 6:54:49 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 77 replies
    Examiner ^ | Feb. 18, 2011 | Sean Kerrigan
    The US government is offering private intelligence companies contracts to create software to manage "fake people" on social media sites and create the illusion of consensus on controversial issues. The contract calls for the development of "Persona Management Software" which would help the user create and manage a variety of distinct fake profiles online. The job listing was discussed in recently leaked emails from the private security firm HBGary after an attack by internet activist last week. Click here to view the government contract (PDF) According to the contract, the software would "protect the identity of government agencies" by employing...
  • Don’t put wire on your windows – it might hurt burglars!

    02/13/2011 5:12:15 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 56 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 13th February 2011
    Residents in Surrey and Kent villages have been ordered by police to remove wire mesh from their windows as burglars could be injured. Home owners in the villages of Tandridge and Tatsfield in Surrey and in Westerham, Brasted and Sundridge in Kent have said they are furious that they are being branded 'criminals' for protecting their property. Locals had reinforced their windows with wire mesh after a series of shed thefts but were told by community police officers that the wire was 'dangerous' and could lead to criminals claiming compensation if they 'hurt themselves'.
  • Lost Pres. Reagan Tape found in time for 100th Birthday celebration

    02/10/2011 9:09:22 PM PST · by ynotjjr · 34 replies ^ | February 6, 2011 | Anthony V. Masella Jr
    Fifteen years before there was a Community website called, there was a Community Cable Channel that was run by Anthony Masella Jr. in Kent, Ohio that covered local events of interest for the community and “cablecasted” them on the cable system. After four years of covering events for the community using a video camera the end had come for this experiment in journalism. The cable company was to be sold at the end of 1984 and Masella decided to relocate to Land O’Lakes but before he did, he had one last assignment, the 1984 Presidential Campaign Ohio Whistle stop...

    01/28/2011 11:01:28 AM PST · by mainestategop · 13 replies
    EMAIL | noguff
    The following was emailed to me from a friend on youtube named noguff He is an excellent activist promoting libertarianism and always has something excellent to say. He emailed for example this...25 OF THE BIGGEST PROPAGANDA LIES FROM THE LEFT 1. OUR FOUNDING FATHERS were rich racist White men only interested in their own wealth & status, and were non-religious Liberals. 2. THE CONSTITUTION is outdated and has nothing to do with a modern society. It was made to be constantly changed to serve the changing needs of society. Politicians no longer need to abide by it because we should...
  • The Orwellian Doublespeak of Media Matters’ David Brock

    01/18/2011 10:18:19 PM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 3 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | January 17, 2011 | Walter Hudson
    Winston sank his arms to his sides and slowly refilled his lungs with air. His mind slid away into the labyrinthine world of doublethink. To know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which cancelled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them… George Orwell thus laid the groundwork for the coinage of doublespeak, at best a simple euphemism, sometimes mere ambiguity, and at worst deliberate deceit. The purpose of doublethink is to synthesize the irrational. The purpose of doublespeak is to...
  • So, You Want Government Run Health Care, Do You ?

    01/18/2011 10:15:56 AM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 5 replies ^ | January 5, 2011 | Alan Levy
    Gather 'round, fellow Right Wing Extremists! It's short story fiction time! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It was a cold winter morning. Mary Jane was happy she wasn't pregnant during the summer. All of her friends who had been pregnant during the summer were universally miserable. This cool weather was a welcome treat, as she remembered that awful time in Florida when she and her husband Ric went to Miami to celebrate The Chairman's 5th term in office. Her appreciation of the wonderful Detroitoronto winter soon melted away into worry. Dr. Charrington, Mary Jane's assigned OB-GYN, wanted to see her right away. Like most...
  • The Mantra Of Democrat Party: Your Eyes And Ears Are Wrong

    01/18/2011 6:44:56 AM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 2 replies
    "The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command. His heart sank as he thought of the enormous power arrayed against him, the ease with which any Party intellectual would overthrow him in debate, the subtle arguments which he would not be able to understand, much less answer. And yet he was in the right! They were wrong and he was right. The obvious, the silly, and the true had got to be defended. Truisms are true, hold on to that! The solid world exists, its laws do not...
  • <strike> Emmanuel Goldstein</strike> <em>Sarah Palin</em> Two-Minutes Hate

    01/16/2011 7:24:06 AM PST · by The_Reader_David · 10 replies
    Ortho Opinions ^ | 15 January 2011 | DNY (The_Reader_David)
    It was nearly eleven hundred, and in the RECORDS DEPARTMENT newsroom at MSNBC, they were dragging the chairs out of the cubicles and grouping them in the centre of the hall opposite the big telescreen, in preparation for the Two Minutes Hate. The next moment a hideous, grinding speech, as of some monstrous machine running without oil, burst from the big telescreen at the end of the room. It was a noise that set one's teeth on edge and bristled the hair at the back of one's neck. The Hate had started. As usual, the face of Emmanuel Goldstein Sarah...
  • Gipper's Greatest Hits: 'Morning in America'

    01/08/2011 12:34:30 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican
    Reaganite Republican ^ | January 8, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Reagan re-election campaign's famed 1984 TV commercial... I can remember this playing on TV like it was yesterday. And back in late Summer/Fall 1984, I had the pleasure of seeing Reagan speak live twice... once just once 100 ft from the whistle-stop tour's platform. He ended his speeches in those days with "you ain't seen nothin' yet!"- while going on to bring our country 8 of the best years it's ever seen... [YouTube] Video/more at Reaganite Republican  Have a great weekend, FReeper patriots~ More Gipper's Greatest features -here-
  • New edition of 'Huckleberry Finn' to lose the 'n' word

    01/04/2011 6:59:28 AM PST · by MissTed · 74 replies
    EW ^ | 1/3/11 | Keith Staskiewicz
    What is a word worth? According to Publishers Weekly, NewSouth Books’ upcoming edition of Mark Twain’s seminal novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn will remove all instances of the “n” word—I’ll give you a hint, it’s not nonesuch—present in the text and replace it with slave. The new book will also remove usage of the word Injun. The effort is spearheaded by Twain expert Alan Gribben, who says his PC-ified version is not an attempt to neuter the classic but rather to update it. “Race matters in these books,” Gribben told PW. “It’s a matter of how you express that in...
  • Need help refuting some communist talking points

    12/23/2010 11:51:00 AM PST · by mainestategop · 61 replies · 3+ views
    youtube ^ | Mainestategop
    So Im in the middel of a debate between a group of left wing commies Very hard core I might add. The debate was touched off after a friend of mine from California who was a homeschooling mother of 3 kids came under attack by the commies. It was started off by an evil woman named vampiressontheprowlq who is known for calling freedom a form of fascism and advocating the destruction of America on youtube with her girlfriend and lover. Here are some excerpts of the filth I have recieved... Ray Bradbury wrote "Fahrenheit 451", from fresh thoughts in his...
  • No Labels: Liberalism Without Labels

    12/21/2010 6:51:57 AM PST · by Voice of Reason88 · 31 replies · 2+ views
    Human Events ^ | 12/21/2010 | Tony Lee
    Though the group is barely formed, two things seem patently obvious. First, since elite liberals have failed in branding themselves as “liberal” and then “progressives” in a country that is center-right, No Labels seems to be another center-left attempt at re-branding the movement. Taken in this light, the group’s deciding not to have a label says a lot about how poorly any group or policy that has an overt center-left tag performs in the center-right political marketplace. Second, No Labels, which purportedly seeks consensus on a range of issues, accomplished its primary goal of bringing together the left, right, and...
  • Obama signs child nutrition bill

    12/13/2010 9:37:13 AM PST · by Innovative · 35 replies · 3+ views
    CNN ^ | Dec 13, 2010 | CNN Wire Staff
    President Barack Obama signed a sweeping overhaul of child nutrition standards Monday, enacting a law meant to encourage better eating habits in part by giving the federal government more authority to set standards for food sold in vending machines and elsewhere on school grounds. Among other things, the $4.5 billion measure provides more money to poor areas to subsidize free meals and requires schools to abide by health guidelines drafted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. To help offset the higher cost of including more fruits and vegetables, the bill increases the reimbursement rate for school lunches. The bill is...
  • Homeland Security - Walmart Public Service Announcement

    12/12/2010 12:19:16 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 2 replies
    you tube ^ | today | letswakeuptoday
    There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment... (ORWELL 1984)