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  • Ancient glue offers new insight into what may be Jesus' tomb

    11/28/2017 5:22:11 PM PST · by Artemis Webb · 20 replies
    NBC/MSN ^ | 11/28/2017 | Keir Simmons and Rachel Elbaum and Carol Marquis
    JERUSALEM — New archaeological tests have confirmed that the site many Christians believe to be the tomb of Jesus Christ dates back 1,700 years to A.D. 325, the same era when the Romans first identified the place as holy. With invasions, fires and even earthquakes occurring at Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre over the centuries, historians had questioned whether the tomb had been destroyed or moved. To date the tomb, known as the Holy Edicule, conservators from the National Technical University of Athens looked at radioactive elements in the architectural glue that fit it together. They also used ground...
  • McDonald's serves up 'McVegan' burger at location in Finland

    10/07/2017 8:27:02 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/6/17 | Fox News
    McDonald’s has introduced the “McVegan” burger Wednesday, but customers won't be able to find it just anywhere. The fast-food giant announced its newest menu item would only be made available at one restaurant location in Tampere, Finland, for a limited time only, Elite Daily reported. The burger was rolled out on Oct. 4 and will be available through Nov. 21. The burger consists of mustard, pickles, onion, lettuce, tomato and a soy-based patty on a sesame seed bun. Food & Wine reported veganism and vegetarianism have increased in the U.S. from 1 percent of the population in 2014 to 6...
  • About the Oakland A's Idiot Bruce Maxwell kneeling

    09/24/2017 8:08:36 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 14 replies
    Me ^ | 09/24/2017 | Artemis Webb
    I was raised a Jehovah's Witness. I left them when I was 18. We were taught not to salute the flag. But we were also taught to stand as a show of respect. So last night Oakland's Bruce Maxwell took a knee during the National Anthem. What you see is a guy on his knee but with his hand on his heart as though he really didn't think this through very well. I see an idiot. I see a leftie who doesn't know what he's doing. A child who is mimicking the BLM movement in his rookie season as an...
  • Protesters pour into St Louis streets after murder acquittal for ex-cop

    09/15/2017 10:08:39 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 47 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09/15/17 | Valerie Volcovici and Kenny Bahr
    ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - A Missouri judge on Friday ruled a white former St. Louis police officer was not guilty of murder in the 2011 shooting of a black man, sending hundreds of protesters to the city's streets to voice their anger. With the National Guard on standby in case of violence, authorities appealed to protesters to march peacefully in a state that has seen racially charged clashes in the past. Jason Stockley, 36, was acquitted of first-degree murder for killing Anthony Lamar Smith, 24. The former policeman, who was arrested in May 2016, was accused of planting a gun...
  • Hurricane Irma: Dog owners fleeing Irma leave pets tied to trees

    09/10/2017 2:31:16 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 65 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 9/9/2017 | Jennifer Sorentrue
    Some Glades residents fleeing Hurricane Irma left their pets tethered to trees and cars before evacuating the area, county officials said Saturday. Dianne Sauve, head of Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control, said the department will be pursuing criminal charges against owners who abandoned their dogs and left them tied up in places where they would not be able to escape the storm. Animal control officers rescued 26 dogs from Pahokee and Belle Glade on Friday.
  • Shotgun flashlight recommendations

    09/07/2017 9:39:32 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 62 replies
    Me ^ | 09/07/2017 | Me
    I need a recommendation for a shotgun flashlight. It's going on a 12 gauge Remington 870 Express Tactical. It will be mounted on a picatinny rail. Yes, I know Surefire makes the Cadillac item, but I'm just a poor working stiff. A laser/flashlight combo is a bonus. Not because I really need the laser, but just because they're cool.
  • Important Question: Do dill pickles taste funny lately?

    09/05/2017 11:47:47 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 103 replies
    me ^ | 9/5/17 | Me
    Remember when Wendy's famously changed their burgers back in 2012? As a whole the burger didn't seem as good to me. It just didn't seem as "hot and juicy" as before. But they changed something else, they changed their pickles. Now I grew up eating McDonalds Hamburgers. NOT Big Macs or McRibs or McSalads. HAMBURGERS. The hamburger came with mustard, catsup, some dehydrated onions and pickles...thin soggy dill pickles to be exact. To me this is what a pickle taste like and what it should be. Wendy's started using a thicker crinkle cut pickle that had a slight sweet flavor....
  • Will nuclear test force Chinese rethink on North Korea?

    09/05/2017 8:12:03 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/5/17 | Steven Jiang
    China -- North Korea's only global ally and biggest trading partner -- has put on a stoic face since Pyongyang successfully conducted its sixth nuclear test Sunday. President Xi Jinping didn't make any overt references to his country's unruly neighbor during speeches and meetings at the BRICS summit of the world's major emerging economies in southeastern China -- but the nuclear test couldn't have sat well with Xi. It's the third time in one year that North Korea has overshadowed a major Chinese event... (snip) In academic circles and on social media, however, Chinese voices started to deviate from the...
  • 'Lord of the Flies' the movie ... but with girls!

    08/31/2017 11:39:05 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 47 replies
    Mashable ^ | 08/30/2017 | Keith Wagstaff
    Hollywood is remaking Lord of the Flies, except this time ... wait for it ... the island is full of girls. The movie will be written and directed by two men, Scott McGehee and David Siegel, most recently known for the critically acclaimed What Maisie Knew. Deadline reported the news Wednesday. “We want to do a very faithful but contemporized adaptation of the book, but our idea was to do it with all girls rather than boys,” Siegel told Deadline. William Golding's classic book was adapted for the screen in 1963 and 1990.
  • Do you carry a revolver? What kind and why?

    08/27/2017 8:19:31 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 145 replies
    Me ^ | 08/27/2017 | Me
    Do you carry a revolver? What kind and why?
  • Major League Baseball is implementing a league-wide fan conduct code next season

    08/23/2017 3:04:06 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 61 replies
    SBNation ^ | 08/22/2017 | Whitney McIntosh
    Major League Baseball is implementing a league-wide fan code of conduct starting in the 2018 season, ESPN’s Scott Lauber reports. “We are working with the clubs on security and fan conduct initiatives at all of our ballparks. We will be issuing a league-wide fan code of conduct for the 2018 season,” says MLB spokesman Michael Teevan of the decision. Although teams handle things themselves right now, sources say MLB is looking to make things even across the entire league with set standards and consequences for misbehaving at all parks. A major precipitating factor for baseball’s shift seems to be Adam...
  • Winnie the Pooh censored in China

    07/17/2017 9:39:52 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/17/17 | BBC
    Winnie the Pooh has been censored on Chinese social media. People who comment on the site Weibo with "Little Bear Winnie" - Pooh's Chinese name - are given an error message, while GIFs of the character have been removed from the app WeChat. No official reason has been given, but the bear has frequently been compared to the country's president, Xi Jinping.
  • Astronomers have detected 'strange signals' that may come from a star 11 light-years away

    07/16/2017 11:48:20 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 90 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/14/17 | Dan Mosher
    Astronomers say they've detected "strange signals" coming from the direction of a small, dim star located about 11 light-years from Earth. Researchers picked up the mysterious signals on May 12 using the Arecibo Observatory, a huge radio telescope built inside of a Puerto Rican sinkhole. The radio signals appear to be coming from Ross 128, a red dwarf star that's not yet known to have any planets and is about 2,800 times dimmer than the sun. Abel Méndez, an astrobiologist at the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo, said the star was observed for 10 minutes, during which time the...
  • Who's your favorite movie villain?

    07/08/2017 9:57:05 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 305 replies
    Me Also ^ | 7/8/2017 | Me
    Who's your favorite movie villain?
  • Pacquiao backs call for WBO review of his loss to Horn

    07/05/2017 10:21:14 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 25 replies
    AP ^ | 7/5/17 | AP
    Manny Pacquiao asked the WBO to act on a request by Philippine sports officials for a review of his welterweight world title loss to Jeff Horn, saying he didn't want to see the boxing industry "dying because of unfair decision and officiating." While Pacquiao has accepted his defeat to Horn, who fought in his first world title bout in Sunday's so-called "Battle of Brisbane," the Philippine senator said in a statement Wednesday he had a "moral obligation to uphold sportsmanship, truth and fairness."
  • Case of gay couple's wedding cake heads to Supreme Court

    06/26/2017 2:03:27 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 41 replies
    AP ^ | 06/26/2017 | kristen wyatt
    A Colorado clash between gay rights and religion started as an angry Facebook posting about a wedding cake but now has big implications for anti-discrimination laws in 22 states. Baker Jack Phillips is challenging a Colorado law that says he was wrong to have turned away a same-sex couple who wanted a cake to celebrate their 2012 wedding. The justices said Monday they will consider Phillips' case, which could affect all states. Twenty-two states include sexual orientation in anti-discrimination laws that bar discrimination in public accommodations. Phillips argues that he turned away Charlie Craig and David Mullins not because they...
  • Spain court orders exhumation of Dali's remains in paternity claim

    06/26/2017 1:47:09 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 18 replies
    AFP ^ | 06/26/2017 | AFP
    A Spanish court has ordered that the remains of Salvador Dali be exhumed after a woman who claims to be the daughter of the world-famous artist filed a paternity claim. The Madrid court said Monday the exhumation aimed "to get samples of his remains to determine whether he is the biological father of a woman from Girona (in northeastern Spain) who filed a claim to be recognised as the daughter of the artist." "The DNA study of the painter's corpse is necessary due to the lack of other biological or personal remains with which to perform the comparative study," it...
  • Former James Bond actor Roger Moore dies aged 89: family

    05/23/2017 6:41:54 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 35 replies
    Reuters ^ | 05/23/2017 | Gareth Jones
    British actor Roger Moore, who won international fame playing secret agent James Bond, died on Tuesday aged 89, his family said on the actor's official Twitter account. They said he had died in Switzerland of cancer.
  • What's your least favorite Christmas song?

    12/03/2016 9:38:15 AM PST · by Artemis Webb · 280 replies
    Me ^ | 12/02/12016 | Me
    I'm just curious about what songs at Christmas time make you change the station or jump the track on that cd.
  • Help me find the commercial please!

    10/23/2016 6:11:08 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 11 replies
    me ^ | 10/23/2016 | Me
    I watch very little television. But last night I was watching game 6 of the NLCS and there were a couple of commercials that were anti-Hillary. One was about Benghazi. The other was about the Clinton Foundation taking money from radical Arab states. The commercials weren't produced by the Trump campaign. Now I'm trying to find the commercials on YouTube to show my wife and I can't find them. What I need is a link and the name of the organization that produced the commercials. I honestly don't know if the commercials were on the national broadcast or if it...