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  • Wacky Laws Still on the Books in America

    12/30/2008 10:59:15 AM PST · by RedDogzRule · 47 replies · 2,224+ views
    Fox News ^ | December 30, 2008
    From changing the color of baby chicks to shooting effigies to properly honoring the glory of the log cabin, Americans have spent valuable legislative hours throughout the years making sure we're on the straight and narrow. As a New Year arrives, here are 10 wacky laws that remain on the books across the country: 1. In Billings, Mont., it is illegal for anyone to sell, harbor or give away rats as pets or toys for any purpose other than to feed snakes or birds of prey. Scientists, however, can keep lab rats. 2. Using profanity is against the law on...
  • County Breakdown?

    11/05/2008 4:37:06 AM PST · by wendy1946 · 13 replies · 2,068+ views
    Anybody have any sort of a red/blue map breakdown by counties from last night?
  • Blue Diamonds.. not available in the US? Vanity

    08/24/2008 1:33:39 AM PDT · by Global2010 · 28 replies · 321+ views
    8-24-08 | Vanity
    Hey what is up? The house Of Taz (diamonds) came to our area and no longer carry Blue Diamonds. I did a search of Blue Diamonds and get Topaz or other. Do we have a Gem in oligist who can explain to me why I have been told no more Blue Diamonds in the US?
  • America Supports You: Delta Blue Star Moms Support Troops, Each Other

    04/11/2008 4:35:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 93+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, April 11, 2008 – Servicemembers’ friends and families living in west-central California have a shoulder to lean on if they should need it. Members of Delta Blue Star Moms prepare care packages to send to deployed troops. The group, an official chapter of Blue Star Mothers of America, is based in Knightsen, Calif. Photo courtesy of Delta Blue Star Moms  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “Our group offers a supportive environment for family members, primarily moms, of service personnel,” said Tammy Callahan, president of the Delta Blue Star Moms, based in Knightsen, Calif. “It is most difficult...
  • Centuries-old Maya Blue mystery finally solved

    02/26/2008 2:17:19 PM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 21 replies · 239+ views ^ | February 26, 2008.
    Anthropologists from Wheaton College (Illinois) and The Field Museum have discovered how the ancient Maya produced an unusual and widely studied blue pigment that was used in offerings, pottery, murals and other contexts across Mesoamerica from about A.D. 300 to 1500. First identified in 1931, this blue pigment (known as Maya Blue) has puzzled archaeologists, chemists and material scientists for years because of its unusual chemical stability, composition and persistent color in one of the world’s harshest climates. The anthropologists solved another old mystery, namely the presence of a 14-foot layer of blue precipitate found at the bottom of the...
  • Pantone Selects Color of the Year for 2008

    12/24/2007 11:31:43 PM PST · by dayglored · 56 replies · 929+ views
    Pantone Incorporated (press release) ^ | 12/10/2007 | (no author given)
    Pantone, Inc., the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, selected PANTONE 18-3943 Blue Iris, a beautifully balanced blue-purple, as the color of the year for 2008. Combining the stable and calming aspects of blue with the mystical and spiritual qualities of purple, Blue Iris satisfies the need for reassurance in a complex world, while adding a hint of mystery and excitement. "From a color forecasting perspective, we have chosen PANTONE 18-3943 Blue Iris as the color of the year, as it best represents color direction in 2008 for fashion, cosmetics and home...
  • Man Turns Blue

    12/21/2007 1:51:13 PM PST · by blam · 44 replies · 223+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-21-2007 | Duncan Hooper
    Man turns blue By Duncan Hooper Last Updated: 3:48pm GMT 21/12/2007 An American man's attempts to cure an irritating skin condition backfired when his face turned blue. Fair-skinned Paul Karason developed dermatitis as a result of stress 14 years ago and decided to treat it using silver extract. Paul Karason's says he has moved states and avoids public places The substance is usually consumed orally but Mr Karason also decided to rub it into his peeling skin to accelerate the effects. According to the 57-year-old, the effect began so gradually that neither he nor he friends noticed the change at...
  • Coiled Spring

    12/09/2007 5:41:43 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 6 replies · 225+ views
    self | Dec 08, 2007 | swampsniper
    This Great Blue Heron was fishing in Maria Sanchez Lake yesterday.
  • Unexplained Blue Cloud Floats, Darts Around Customers At Gas Station[Ohio][Ghost?]

    11/13/2007 8:01:30 PM PST · by BGHater · 77 replies · 734+ views
    Local6 ^ | 12 Nov 2007 | Local6
    A strange blue cloud seen floating and darting around customers, freezing for 30 minutes and then speeding from an Ohio gas station, remains unexplained even though it was caught on security cams. The ghostly image was seen moving near and over cars at a Marathon gas station located near the corner of State Road and Pleasant Valley in Parma on Sunday. Surveillance video of the image showed it flipping and then sitting in the same location for 30 minutes. It then flies off the screen at a high rate of speed. "It gives me the chills," a witness said. Security...
  • Report: Vista more secure than OS X and Linux

    06/22/2007 7:53:18 PM PDT · by Rodney King · 150 replies · 2,252+ views
    endgadget ^ | today | staff
    Attention Linux, Vista, and Apple fan boys: put on your gloves... it's time to rumble! A 6-month vulnerability report issued by Jeff "Security Guy" Jones has caught the eye of Redmond and the ire of places beyond. The report which bases its security assessment upon vulnerabilities found (not actually exploited) claims that Vista is "more secure than OS X and Linux." In fact, the much maligned XP even crushes the competition using their calculations. Of course, it's worth noting that Jeff is a member of Microsoft's Security business unit which will probably sway your opinion as to the integrity of...
  • Conservative Democrats Assert Power

    03/07/2007 12:27:24 PM PST · by Greystoke · 22 replies · 910+ views
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi faced scorn from fellow Democrats during a recent closed-door meeting for not moving more aggressively on Iraq, it was conservative Blue Dogs _ her ideological opposites _ who rose to defend her. The unlikely support reflected an emerging dynamic in the House, where the 43 right-of-center fiscal hawks are increasingly asserting their power, working to moderate the policies and image of a party with a liberal base and leaders to match. The coalition's name is a play on yellow dog Democrats, an epithet that came into ...
  • America Supports You: ‘Blue Star Mothers’ Show Support

    02/26/2007 3:32:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 257+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Gerry Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2007 – While some American homes have only drapes or blinds in the windows, other households also display a unique flag that signifies a family’s support of a son’s or daughter’s service in the military. Those banners represent an old tradition and are part of Blue Star Mothers of America Inc., a patriotic organization that traces its roots back to World War I, when mothers displayed flags decorated with stars signifying the number of offspring serving in the military. Gail Cunningham, a resident of Lakewood, N.J., founded New Jersey-based Chapter 1 of the Blue Star Mothers...
  • Cockpit Video of A10 Attack (Blue/Blue) - UK Newspaper

    02/06/2007 12:31:04 AM PST · by Brit_Guy · 68 replies · 5,297+ views
    The Sun Newspaper ^ | 6 Feb 2007 | The Sun Newspaper
    The Sun is claiming copyright so I will only post a link. It is to a cockpit video of an A10 attack which sadly led to the death of a UK soldier. It makes sobering viewing.
  • DU "approved" list of Blue vendors

    12/20/2004 7:44:30 AM PST · by An Old Marine · 18 replies · 425+ views
    Raven Brooks is making his Christmas list, but he is less concerned with what to buy than where to shop. Brooks is one of a small group of frustrated Democrats who met while commiserating online after President Bush defeated Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.). Disenchanted and desperate for a voice, they started The two-week-old Web site lists the political contributions of major companies to encourage people to shop at stores and buy products from businesses that supported Democratic candidates. "If you are a progressive or a liberal, you won't be represented adequately by this administration, or this Congress," Martha...
  • Senate candidate blue - literally(Blue-skinned Stan Jones, MT Libertarian who gave Dems the Senate)

    11/09/2006 7:37:02 PM PST · by Diddle E. Squat · 139 replies · 4,541+ views
    (DN) ^ | October 3, 2002 (11/9/06 repost) | AP
    Thursday, October 3, 2002 GREAT FALLS, Montana (AP) -- Montana's Libertarian candidate for Senate has turned blue from drinking a silver solution that he believed would protect him from disease. Stan Jones,a 63-year-old business consultant and part-time college instructor, said he started taking colloidal silver in 1999 for fear that Y2K disruptions might lead to a shortage of antibiotics. He made his own concoction by electrically charging a couple of silver wires in a glass of water. His skin began turning blue-gray a year ago... ...He does not take the supplement any longer, but the skin condition, called argyria, is...
  • Study Reveals Why Blue Frescoes Fade

    10/17/2006 2:04:35 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 809+ views
    Discovery Channel ^ | 10-16-2006 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Study Reveals Why Blue Frescoes Fade Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery NewsKeeping Blue Bright Oct. 13, 2006 — Medieval and Renaissance Madonnas will no longer risk their vibrant blue mantels turning into yellowish grey robes, according to U.S. researchers who have discovered why natural ultramarine blue sometimes fades in frescoes. Known as "ultramarine sickness," the irreversible form of discoloration has been observed in frescoes at the Church of Saint Augustine in San Gimigniano, near Siena, and in the Basilica of Assisi. "Our studies explain for the first time the process of fading in ultramarines and may lead to the design of proper...
  • Families are Red, Singles are Blue: Marriage, Fertility, and the Mid-Term Elections

    10/17/2006 10:28:59 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 43 replies · 1,239+ views
    The Evangelical Outpost ^ | 10/12/2006 | Joe Carter
    Families are Red, Singles are Blue: Marriage, Fertility, and the Mid-Term Elections After the 2000 election, the terms "Red state” and ‘Blue state” became a popular shorthand for describing the political and cultural divide that separated Democrats and Republicans. The flawed but useful metaphor implies that idealogical leanings and political affiliations are clustered around geographic areas. But a recent analysis by Census data by USA Today reveals a pair of factors that are even more determinative of political affiliation than race, income, education or geography: family and fertility. In fact, when it comes to Congressional representation, marriage and parenthood are...
  • Latest FREE GOP Bumper Sticker Designs

    10/10/2006 8:23:31 PM PDT · by · 22 replies · 2,660+ views ^ | 10/10/6 | RedFox
    Democrats and liberal judges say terrorists have the same rights as you. Democrats will impeach President Bush for spying on terrorists. Democrats will cancel the Patriot Act, terrorists surveillance and missile defense programs. Stop obstruction and the filibuster. Vote for a Republican majority! If you're not an extremist, you're not a democrat. Take the red pill (R). Take the blue pill (D). VOTE!
  • Behind the Scenes (Clinton/Wallace interview)

    09/28/2006 9:44:27 AM PDT · by jhouston · 64 replies · 3,164+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 09/28/2006 | MIKE McDANIEL
    Friday will be a week since former President Bill Clinton's angry, finger-pointing reaction to Chris Wallace's questions about his record on fighting terrorism. It's a story that continues to have legs — which Wallace considers a compliment. We talked briefly with the host of Fox News Sunday to find out more about what went on behind the scenes during the interview, which was taped Friday and telecast Sunday. Q: Chris, are you tired of talking about this? A: Yeah, I'm getting tired of me. Q: There seems to be a consensus that the interview did Clinton some good. What's your...
  • Red and Blue America: Meet the Health Belt

    09/25/2006 7:17:23 AM PDT · by Jane2005 · 1 replies · 275+ views
    TCS Daily ^ | 9/25/2006 | David Tufte
    The division of America into red and blue is a totem of our times. The red states voted for Bush, the Blue for the Democrats. The blue states are on the coasts, the red states are flyovers. More importantly to Republicans, and invidiously to Democrats, the red states are -- at worst -- no less prosperous than the blue states, and probably a good bit better off if we pay attention to migration patterns. The Democrats know they are in real trouble if they don't start turning some of those red states, because the electoral college will shift away from...