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  • Floyd Mayweather Heads 2014 List Of The World's Highest-Paid Athletes

    07/13/2014 5:24:10 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 11, 2014 | Kurt Badenhausen
    Floyd Mayweather has been cashing multi-million checks for his fights for more than a decade. He banked at least $25 million for each of his past nine bouts going back to 2007 when he defeated Oscar De La Hoya in the most watched fight in the history of boxing pay-per-view events. Mayweather has earned almost $400 million in the ring since he turned pro in 1996 after the Olympics, but he has never had a year like this past one. Mayweather earned $105 million during the past 12 months for 72 minutes of work in the ring for fights against...
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, July 13rd, 2014.

    07/13/2014 5:05:55 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 14 replies
    Gun Talk Radio Network ^ | 7/13/2014 | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Welcome to Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio Network, the only nationally syndicated radio talk show about firearms, shooting and gun rights. Tune in on Sundays, 08:00-11:00pm EST, and give us a call at 1-866-825-5486.
  • Things That Go Boom!

    07/13/2014 10:36:43 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/13/2014 | N/A
    12 film clips of bridges, buildings, power plants etc being demo'd. They all blowed-up real good. Except for the one spectator who got a chunk of metal in his leg...
  • Eric Holder Blasts Sarah Palin, Says Some Obama Critics are Racists

    07/13/2014 9:35:21 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 41 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | Newsmax, do not see an actual Author
    Attorney General Eric Holder slammed former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin Sunday, saying she is neither a very good legal scholar nor an effective vice presidential candidate. He also said he believed that some critics of the president attack him because he is the nation's first black president. Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/eric-holder-palin-obama/2014/07/13/id/582335#ixzz37Mo2GJX3 Urgent: Should Obamacare Be Repealed? Vote Here Now!
  • Obama's Foreign Invasion 2014 : TREASON using Illegal Children as "Trojan Horse" MILTARY WEAPONS

    07/13/2014 8:38:51 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 8 replies
    Patton@Bastogne ^ | 2014-07-13 | Patton@Bastogne
    . Sunday : July 13, 2014 Obama's Foreign Invasion 2014 : Act of TREASON using Illegal Children as "Trojan Horse" MILTARY WEAPONS ===================================================== It's my prediction that President (King) Obama's strategic agenda is to allow the INVASION of a MILLION disease-ridden "children" and Drug Cartel Criminals as the "shock troops" for the ultimate destruction of the United States Republic ... ... an unstoppable action, unless a genuine miracle occurs. Even if the sodomite "King" Obama were impeached and removed from office, then President Biden would double-down on Obama's strategic goals, and allow an additional five million Illegals to this MILITARY...
  • Times Square becoming worst place on earth

    07/13/2014 8:29:40 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 13, 2014 | Michael Gartland and Stephanie Pagones
    It’s called the Crossroads of the World, but these days it’s the Worst Place on Earth. Traffic, tourists, construction, commuters and a seemingly endless array of cartoon characters, nudists and hawkers, add up to a nightmare on the Great White Way.
  • Sarah Palin: Obama Getting ‘Buzzed On Suds’ While Country Drowns

    07/13/2014 8:07:30 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 9 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | July 12 2014 | (unsigned that I can see)
    Sarah Palin and President Barack Obama probably won’t be getting together for a beer anytime soon. Palin joined the chorus of those assailing the president for taking the time to drink beer and play pool during an interlude in his recent big-ticket campaign fundraising trips to Colorado and Texas, yet refusing to schedule a visit the southern border for a first-hand look at the ongoing illegal immigration surge. Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/1348369/sarah-palin-obama-getting-buzzed-on-suds-while-country-drowns/#ee7VBoasVzk1rJKW.99
  • Wanted: True Conservative Mettle (starts off mentioning Sarah Palin, though more general)

    07/13/2014 7:38:37 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 19 replies
    The Ledger.com ^ | Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 11:47 p.m. | By MICHAEL GERSON WASHINGTON POST
    WASHINGTON | A few recent developments have revealed the tea party temperament in its most distilled, potent form. Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin called for the impeachment of President Barack Obama on the theory that his border policies are "the last straw that makes the battered wife say, ‘no mas.' " (excerpt)
  • IBM's $3bn bet on next-gen computers: Carbon nanotubes, neuro chips

    07/12/2014 10:46:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    theregister.co.uk ^ | 9 Jul 2014 | Jack Clark,
    IBM boffins have been given a tidy $3bn cash pile to solve a problem that lurks not too far in our future. That problem is the imminent breakdown in conventional chip operation and chip materials as we shrink transistor gates from today's 14nm process size to 10nm and 7nm. At around 7nm, which most industry observers expect we will hit in the early 2020s, things start to get really unpleasant. More and more jostling electrons jump in and out of gates against processor designers' wishes, leading to a frustrating problem known as gate current leakage. ... These investment areas include:...
  • Hobby Lobby, Pay for my Birth Control

    07/12/2014 10:13:35 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | 7-12-14 | Julie Borowski
    This video is supposed to be satire about the liberal reaction to the Hobby Lobby decision but it sounds almost like an accurate depiction.
  • Black conservative joins Palin's impeachment rallying cry

    07/12/2014 5:09:41 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 16 replies
    Renew America ^ | July 12 2014 | Lloyd Marcus
    I have said it before and I will say it again, I love Sarah Palin. Governor Palin has come out strongly calling for the impeachment of President Obama. I say, "Way to go sister!"
  • U.S. is Obama's 'battered wife,' says Sarah Palin

    07/12/2014 5:05:31 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 9 replies
    The Hamilton Spectator ^ | July 12 2014 | Mitch Potter
    WASHINGTON The fever-swamp fantasy coursing through conservative America — that Barack Obama one day soon will be frog-marched out of office for "high crimes and misdemeanours" — is proving astonishingly resilient. (see link for full Article)
  • Commercial Antares/Cygnus Rocket Loaded with Science for July 13 Virginia Launch – Watch Live

    07/12/2014 1:46:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | July 12, 2014 | Ken Kremer on
    Following further weather delays this week Orbital Sciences Corp. commercial Antares rocket is at last set to soar to space at lunchtime Sunday, July 13, from a beachside launch pad in Virginia carrying a private Cygnus cargo freighter loaded with a diverse array of science experiments including a flock of nanosatellites and deployers, student science experiments and small cubesat prototypes that may one day fly to Mars. The privately developed Antares rocket is on a critical cargo resupply mission – named Orb-2 – bound for the International Space Station (ISS) and now targeting liftoff at 12:52 p.m. on July 13...
  • A ‘new Cold War’: China’s top paper warns of ‘slippery slope’ towards conflict with U.S.

    07/12/2014 9:29:10 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 12 2014 | Kellan Howell
    As diplomatic talks in China come to a close, one of the country’s biggest newspapers is warning citizens against a “new Cold War” with the United States. Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jul/12/new-cold-war-chinas-top-paper-warns-slippery-slope/#ixzz37Gx5rNiO Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
  • What Killed The Romantic Comedy?

    07/12/2014 8:34:28 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 71 replies
    THE FEDERALIST ^ | 11 JULY 2014 | RACHEL LU
    “You know of course that we could never really be friends… Men and women can’t be friends, because the sex part always gets in the way.” That’s from the 1989 romantic comedy, “When Harry Met Sally.” But you already knew that. It’s a famous movie and a famous line, and in the 25 years since Nora Ephron’s classic swept the box office, people still love this hilarious and heartwarming tale of true friendship melting into true love.
  • Union leader derides Obama education chief

    07/11/2014 7:16:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 11, 2014 9:21 PM EDT | Michael R. Blood
    The president of the nation’s second-largest teachers union said Friday that President Barack Obama’s education chief has turned his back on the concerns of educators and parents, but she stopped short of calling for his ouster. Teachers unions have been clashing with the Obama administration over its support for charter schools and its push to use student test scores as part of teacher evaluations, a relationship that further frayed after Education Secretary Arne Duncan spoke in support of a California judge’s ruling last month that struck down tenure and other job protections for the state’s public school teachers. …
  • LeBron James decides to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers

    07/11/2014 1:43:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 07/11/2014 | MIKE BRESNAHAN
    LeBron James is removing his talents from Miami. Four years after stunning the NBA world with “The Decision,” the Miami Heat forward announced an even larger revelation on SI.com Friday, perhaps destined to be called “The Redemption.” James, 29, will return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, close to his hometown of Akron and far from the sunny beaches where he led the Heat to four NBA Finals appearances, two ending in championships. "I’m not promising a championship," James says in the first-person essay. "I know how hard that is to deliver. We’re not ready right now. No way. Of course, I...
  • Police Train Dog To Find Hard Drives, Thumb Drives and Other Tech Devices

    07/11/2014 12:38:01 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 33 replies
    legitreviews.com ^ | Tue, Jul 08, 2014 - 7:14 AM | Nathan Kirsch
    Rhode Island has become the second state in the nation to have a police dog trained to sniff out hard drives, thumb drives and other technological gadgets. Why? Police are looking for storage devices that could contain child pornography. The dog, Thoreau, already appears to be up for the task as he assisted in his first search warrant search in June 2014 and found a USB thumb drive containing child pornography hidden four layers deep in a tin box inside a metal cabinet. Police will be able to use the storage drive finding dog on tough child porn cases where...
  • Khronos Updates Its OpenVX 1.0 Provisional Specification

    07/11/2014 12:28:13 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 1 replies
    phoronix.com ^ | Published on 11 July 2014 09:43 AM EDT | by Michael Larabel
    The Khronos Group this morning released an updated version of the OpenVX 1.0 provisional specification. OpenVX is the industry-developed hardware acceleration API for computer vision applications and libraries. As explained on the OpenVX page, "OpenVX enables performance and power optimized computer vision algorithms for use cases such as face, body and gesture tracking, smart video surveillance, automatic driver assistance systems, object and scene reconstruction, augmented reality, visual inspection, robotics and more. OpenVX enables significant implementation innovation while maintaining a consistent API for developers. An OpenVX application expresses vision processing holistically as a graph of function nodes. An OpenVX implementer can...
  • I'M Intelligent Memory 8 Gigabit DDR3 and 16 GB Modules

    07/11/2014 12:10:38 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    guru3d.com ^ | 07/11/2014 08:46 AM | by Hilbert Hagedoorn on
    by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 07/11/2014 08:46 AM | Source | 3 comment(s) ] I'M Intelligent Memory (oh and I'm not kidding with that name), a Hong Kong based fabless DRAM manufacturer, announces availability of the world's first 8 Gigabit (Gb) DDR3 components with a single chip-select, doubling the amount of memory per chip compared to other DDR3 DRAM devices on the market. Based on these new 8 Gb components, I'M is also introducing the first 16 Gigabyte (GB) DDR3 UDIMM and SO-DIMM memory modules with optional ECC error-correction.The JEDEC specification JESD79-3 has always allowed an 8 Gb density for DDR3...
  • EU Commission sues Denmark for not outlawing snus sales

    07/11/2014 10:19:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 10 Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:50pm IST | Foo Yun Chee
    The European Commission took Denmark to court on Thursday for allowing the sale of snus, despite a European Union sales ban on the moist oral snuff. Sweden, a snus producer, is currently the only country in the 28-member bloc permitted to sell the powder tobacco, a privilege granted when it joined the club in the 1990s. …
  • Universities to host ‘National Gay Blood Drive’

    07/11/2014 9:48:10 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 44 replies
    The Campus Caller ^ | 7-11-14 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    •Men who have sex with other men have been banned from donating blood by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration since 1977. •According to the CDC, gay and bisexual men accounted for 63 percent of new HIV infections in 2010. Universities across the country are hosting a National Gay Blood Drive today to encourage the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to change its current policies which prevent gay men from donating blood. According to the FDA’s website, men who have sex with other men (MSM) have an increased risk for HIV, hepatitis B and other types of infections that can...
  • Family rescued at sea says satellite cell phone service provider left them in a life-or-death crisis

    07/11/2014 9:01:04 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    ABC10 News ^ | 7-11-14 | Allison Ash
    SAN DIEGO - The family that drew national attention when they were rescued at sea off their sailboat, Rebel Heart, in April is finally setting the record straight. Charlotte and Eric Kaufman and their two daughters were about 1,000 miles west of Cabo San Lucas in the Sea of Cortez when 1-year old Lyra became sick. That was when their adventure of a lifetime turned into a nightmare. It began with a fever, then a rash and then Lyra became lethargic. That was when the couple used their satellite cell phone to call a doctor. He advised them to begin...
  • Downside of low US mortgage rates? Less selling

    07/11/2014 8:04:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 11, 2014 9:37 AM EDT | Christopher S. Rugaber
    Would-be home sellers across the country are grappling with a once-in-a-lifetime problem: They have mortgage rates so absurdly low it would hurt them financially to sell. Doing so would mean giving up an irresistible rate in exchange for a new mortgage carrying a rate up to a percentage point higher. Their monthly payments would be larger even for a house of the same price. That’s discouraging some people from selling, thereby limiting the supply of available homes and contributing to slower home sales. …
  • Agriculture industry seeks to create right to farm

    07/11/2014 7:41:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 10, 2014 3:38 PM EDT | David A. Lieb
    In the nation’s agricultural heartland, farming is more than a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds the world. It could be on track to become a right, written into law alongside the freedom of speech and religion. Some powerful agriculture interests want to declare farming a right at the state level as part of a wider campaign to fortify the ag industry against crusades by animal-welfare activists and opponents of genetically modified crops. The emerging battle could have lasting repercussions for the nation’s food supply and for the millions of people worldwide who depend on U.S. agricultural exports. It’s also possible that...
  • 800 Degree Heat From Solar Mirrors Frying Birds Mid Air

    07/10/2014 4:28:08 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 21 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 11/07/2014 | Andy Tully
    There is growing evidence that birds flying in the vicinity of a solar thermal power project in California’s Mojave Desert are being injured and even killed either by the solar heat that’s focused with mirrors on its three energy-collecting towers, or by colliding with the mirrors themselves. Yet a task force set up to investigate the problem at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (ISEGS) has brushed aside several recommendations by the forensics laboratory of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), according to the minutes of a meeting on the subject obtained by the Los Angeles public television station...
  • 'The View' Host Sherri Shepherd Rejects Unborn IVF Baby

    07/10/2014 4:27:02 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7-10-14 | Austin Ruse
    A year ago The View co-host Sherri Shepherd announced she and her husband Lamar Sally were going to have a baby using a surrogate. The procedure was to use Shepherd’s eggs and the womb of a stranger. Shepherd said at the time that she had found “a drama-free uterus” and that “we’re putting in our eggs and Sal’s sperm and we’ll let you know how it progresses.” It turns out not to have progressed very well either for a baby or for the marriage. TMZ reported this week that Shepherd’s eggs and Sally’s sperm did not work and that she...
  • Sheep Sold for Dh750,000 in Saudi ($US205K)

    07/10/2014 3:16:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, July 10, 2014
    A sheep was sold for SR750,000 (Dh750,000) in Saudi Arabia and dealers said it was one of the rarest rams in the Arabian Peninsula. Saudi businessman Fahd Al Widinani bought the sheep after more than a week of negotiations with its owner in the western Saudi town of Makkah. “The sheep is called Hadad and its one of the rarest breeds in the region,” the Arabic language daily Sabq said.
  • The American Dream is alive but it will cost you $130k a year

    07/10/2014 2:17:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 07/10/2014 | By Nicole Goodkind
    The American Dream has been a focal point and topic of debate since the financial crisis of 2008: citizens and politicians alike are asking whether it's time to redefine what success looks like in the U.S. According to Howard Gold, columnist for MarketWatch and founder of GoldenEgg Investing, the white picket fence and security that hard work can bring is still alive, but it will cost you... a lot. In a USA Today article, Gold calculated that for a family of four living out the American Dream costs just over $130,000 a year. "This isn’t about being rich,” Gold tells...
  • Schumer To Religious Americans: Pick One—Your Faith or Your Business

    07/10/2014 2:16:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 10, 2014 - 4:13 PM | Eric Scheiner
    At a press conference Thursday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said people with religious beliefs who disagree with the ObamaCare contraception mandate can choose their faith or “you don’t have to form a corporation.” “You’re born with a religion or you adopt a religion. You have to obey the precepts of that religion and the government gives you a wide penumbra—you don’t have to form a corporation,” Schumer said. Schumer claims the Supreme Court’s decision that closely-held firms have a right to deny coverage for certain types of birth control they find objectionable under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) was...
  • Galveston County, League City OK resolution telling feds not to bring illegal immigrants to area

    07/10/2014 1:12:23 PM PDT · by patriot08 · 7 replies
    12 News ^ | 7/10/14 | patriot08
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Local communities are letting the federal government know they don't want illegal immigrants there. League City City Council passed an resolution that will prohibit the federal government from setting up any undocumented immigrant shelters with in the city limits. The resolution passed 6-2. It's the second resolution of it's kind that was passed Tuesday. Galveston County passed a similar resolution earlier Tuesday in a 4-1 vote. The resolution suggests that immigrants children detained at the border may have diseases, and therefore the public needs to be protected. There is also a big push under this resolution to...
  • Dinesh's "America" now the #1 bestseller on Amazon for all books.

    07/10/2014 8:26:28 AM PDT · by smartyaz · 30 replies
    Any thoughts why?
  • There Are Now 50 Colleges That Charge More Than $60,000 Per Year

    07/10/2014 8:23:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/10/2014 | Peter Jacobs
    As the average cost of higher education in America continues to rise, at least 50 American colleges and universities are now charging students more than $60,000 per year. We found these numbers by examining the average cost of tuition, fees, room, and board that an incoming student would face over the 2014-15 academic year. Check out a more in-depth breakdown of the 20 most expensive colleges here >>While these direct costs are a significant portion of the total cost of college, they alone do not reveal the true financial burden of higher education — students are also responsible for paying...
  • Hard Proof That Wiping Your Phone Doesn't Actually Delete Everything

    07/10/2014 1:30:12 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 23 replies
    Mashable ^ | July 9, 2014 | BY PETE PACHAL
    Have you ever sold an old smartphone on eBay? You might be interested to know that the apps, photos and even Google searches on your phone can still be recovered — even if you performed a factory reset. The team at security software company Avast purchased 20 different phones on eBay and unleashed data-recovery tools on them to see what they could find. The results are persuasive evidence that resetting your phone back to factory settings doesn't mean your data is gone forever. From the 20 phones, Avast managed to recover 40,000 photos (including 1,500 family photos with children and...
  • Apple loses China patent case, separate suit against Apple continues

    07/09/2014 11:09:56 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 9 Wed Jul 9, 2014 1:27am EDT
    (Reuters) - A Beijing court has ruled against Apple Inc by upholding the validity of a patent held by a Chinese company, clearing the way for the Chinese company to continue its own case against Apple for infringing intellectual property rights. Apple had taken Shanghai-based Zhizhen Internet Technology and China's State Intellectual Property Office to court to seek a ruling that Zhizhen's patent rights to a speech recognition technology were invalid. But the Beijing First Intermediate Court on Tuesday decided in Zhizhen's favour, the People's Daily state newspaper reported on Wednesday.
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-07-09 : President Obama's Border Absurdity

    07/09/2014 4:19:29 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 12 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-07-09 | Newt Gingrich
    . July 7, 2014 Newt Gingrich : President Obama's Border Absurdity ===================================================== President Barack Obama is in Texas today. Texas is the center of the current crisis at the border. From Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, thousands upon thousands of children are pouring into the United States. This flood of foreign children is not a problem of border security. They are not sneaking across the border illegally. Under the Feinstein Amendment of 2008, unaccompanied minors from these countries can present themselves at a legal border crossing, claim to be political refugees and seek asylum. The argument on the left is...
  • Texas Margin Tax is the Epitome of Bad Tax Policy

    07/09/2014 12:54:32 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 7 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 7-9-14 | Will Freeland
    With most legislative sessions for 2014 adjourned, many states are now looking forward to November. Other than elections, various ballot initiatives will be voted on later this year. Perhaps the most economically damaging proposal comes from the state of Nevada, where voters will decide whether or not to impose a 2 percent modified gross receipts tax, or margin tax on the state’s businesses. Currently, only Texas has the economically devastating margin tax, at 1 percent, and that has been the subject of multiple votes to repeal just in the 2013 legislative session. Other states, such as Washington and Ohio also...
  • Why ABBA Turned Down $1 Billion To Reunite In 2000

    07/09/2014 11:09:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/09/2014 | Frank Pallotta
    Swedish pop group ABBA is responsible for hit songs like "Dancing Queen," "Mamma Mia," and "Money, Money, Money." Made up of two sets of then couples — Agnetha Fältskog and Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad — ABBA has sold over 380 million albums and singles worldwide and is the third-best-selling group of all time, behind the Beatles and Queen and ahead of the Rolling Stones. But in 1979, at the height of their success, Fältskog and Ulvaeus divorced while Lyngstad and Andersson called it quits soon after in 1981. By 1982, the group was broken up. In...
  • Google Co-Founder ​Sergey Brin Doesn't Understand Us And Never Will

    07/09/2014 8:49:56 AM PDT · by nascarnation · 8 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 7/09/2014 | Damon Lavrinc
    Sergey Brin lives in another world. Like every other non-gearhead, he doesn't understand us. He doesn't get why we wrench in our garages, spend weekends at track days, or take off in the middle of the night for a ride. He's like your Aunt Martha, except Brin has the power to change the world. And he doesn't make those awesome cookies. Brin recently joined his compatriot, Google CEO Larry Page, on stage with venture capitalist Vinod Khosla to chat about where Google is headed. In many respects, where Google goes, so goes the world, so naturally, the conversation turned to...
  • Remington to settle lawsuits over rifle’s trigger mechanism

    07/09/2014 8:17:17 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 36 replies
    Independent Record ^ | July 08, 2014 | Mike Dennison
    The Remington Arms Co. has reached a nationwide settlement of claims that most of its Model 700 bolt-action hunting rifles have a defective trigger mechanism — a settlement likely to include the recall of millions of the popular firearm. Attorneys for Remington and the plaintiffs in the class-action lawsuit against the company did not respond Monday to requests for comment on a “notice of settlement” filed last week in federal court in Missouri. Yet Richard Barber, a Montana man who’s been saying for a dozen years that many of the Model 700 are defective and should be recalled, indicated Monday...
  • Pilot buys pizzas for passengers grounded by storm

    07/09/2014 6:36:24 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 20 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | 7/8/10 | AP Writer
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Faced with potentially hungry — and grumpy — passengers, a Frontier Airlines pilot treated them to pizza when storms diverted a Denver-bound flight to Cheyenne, where the plane was stuck for a couple of hours. Cheyenne Domino's Pizza manager Andrew Ritchie told The Associated Press that he got a call about 10 p.m. Monday just as he was about to send employees home. Ritchie said the pilot told him he needed to feed 160 people — fast. [AP Content - excerpted]
  • U.S. to fire early warning shot at China over currency

    07/09/2014 6:11:26 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 8 replies
    http://blogs.marketwatch.com ^ | July 7, 2014 | Greg Robb and Alix Hines of the Medill News Service
    The U.S. Treasury is expected to put pressure on China over recent weakness in its currency during high-level meetings in Beijing this week.
  • Luiz Felipe Scolari Refuses to Resign After Brazil's 'Catastrophic' 7-1 Humiliation

    07/08/2014 7:46:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Luiz Felipe Scolari apologised to the people of Brazil after they were humiliated 7-1 in the World Cup semi-final by Germany. SNIP Scolari, who insists he will not resign after this shameful defeat, said: ‘My message is, to the Brazilian people and fans, that we did and we tried to do what we could. ‘Please excuse us for this mistake. I’m sorry we couldn’t get to the final. This is a catastrophe. ‘It’s probably the worst moment of my career. This is the worst day of my life, but life goes on. ‘I’ll be remembered probably because I lost 7-1,...
  • Semi Hits Truck, Spilling 30K Pounds of Red Bull on I-95

    07/08/2014 7:23:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    News4JAX ^ | Jul 08 2014 | Kaitlyn Shemenski
    Driver ticketed in crashA man driving a semitrailer was ticketed Monday after sideswiping another semitrailer. Troopers said Jesus Fernandez was driving north in the outside lane of Interstate 95 around 6:30 p.m. when he saw another semitrailer parked on the side of the road. Fernandez said he attempted to move over but there was traffic in the lane next to him. Fernandez swerved back into the outside lane and his trailer sideswiped the semitrailer on the side of the road. Fernandez's trailer, filled with 30,000 pounds of Red Bull, ripped open, spilling the liquid all over I-95. Fernandez was ticketed...
  • This One Market Measure Has A Perfect Track Record For Predicting US Recessions

    07/08/2014 6:11:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/08/2014 | Sam Ro
    There are very few market indicators that can predict recessions without sending out false positives. The yield curve is one of them. At a breakfast earlier today, LPL Financial's Jeffrey Kleintop noted that the yield curve inverted just prior to every U.S. recession in the past 50 years. "That is seven out of seven times — a perfect forecasting track record," he reiterated. The yield curve is inverted when short-term interest rates (e.g. the 3-year Treasury) are higher than long-term interest rates (e.g. the 10-year Treasury yield). "The yield curve inversion usually takes place about 12 months before the start...
  • Dinesh D'Souza's 'America' Book Now #1 on Amazon!!!!!

    07/08/2014 5:57:59 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 33 replies
    Amazon.Com ^ | July 8, 2014
    #1
  • NPR Blogger Hammered After What She Said About ‘Diverse Sources’ and ‘White Guys’

    07/08/2014 3:15:26 PM PDT · by equalator · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7-7-2014 | Zach Noble
    NPR’s education team sent out a curious tweet Wednesday that prompted an online backlash. “I reach out to diverse sources on deadline,” the tweet from @npr_ed said. “Only the white guys get back to me.” The tweet seemed uncharacteristic for NPR, an outlet that fired analyst Juan Williams after he made remarks about feeling “nervous” if he sees people dressed in “Muslim garb” on an airplane.Kamenetz said she had mistakenly sent the tweet from the NPR education account instead of her own and that she regretted it.
  • 17 Former Google Interview Questions So Ridiculous The Company Banned Them

    07/08/2014 12:42:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/08/2014 | Caroline Moss
    Sometimes the hiring practices of even the biggest and most successful companies can be outright ridiculous. There can be bizarre interview questions that seemingly have no answers. There can be standards — like not hiring anyone who attended a college outside of the Ivy League — that will knock candidates out of the race before they even approach the starting line. Google used to be the shining example of these practices. It had high standards and asked silly questions. The questions were so nuts that they were eventually banned from being asked. That's right, banned. In 2009, Seattle job coach...
  • Ripped from the pages of the Wall Street Journal in July 1889 - it's never different this time...

    07/08/2014 9:54:03 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 9 replies
    WSJ via ZeroHedge ^ | 7/8/14 | Tyler Durden
    Ripped from the pages of the Wall Street Journal in July 1889 - it's never different this time...
  • Soda tax’s last stand? Bay Area preps for showdown

    07/08/2014 9:09:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 8, 2014 10:52 AM EDT | Candice Choi
    If two of the most progressive U.S. cities don’t pass a tax on sugary drinks, will the idea finally fizzle out? Sugary drinks have been under fire for years, with many blaming them for rising rates of obesity and chronic diseases. Yet efforts to curb consumption by imposing taxes and other measures have failed, in part because the beverage industry has spent millions to defeat the efforts. Now, the question of whether a bottle of Dr. Pepper with 64 grams of sugar should be treated like a pack of cigarettes is being considered in San Francisco and Berkeley, with the...