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  • In Love: A Musing on Yom Yerushalaim (Jerusalem Day 17MAY2015)

    05/21/2015 3:20:59 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 5 replies
    Email | 18MAY2015 | Rabbi David Lapin
    In Love: A Musing on Yom Yerushalaim 28 Iyar 5775, Rabbi David Lapin http://rabbilapin.com/ "The world’s growing intolerance for a Jewish State – like anti-Semitism – is an emotional issue, not a rational one. Emotion cannot be countered with reason. Emotion can only be countered with emotion." *** I left Israel for the UK on June 4th, 1967, a day before the outbreak of the Six-Day War. Barely seventeen, I arrived there a few weeks earlier to start my Yeshiva career in Kefar Hassidim, a small agricultural village eight miles south-east of Haifa and less than 40 miles from the...
  • 'Father' To Marry 'Son' In Bucks County (PA) -- With Court's Blessing

    05/20/2015 7:30:45 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 55 replies
    Patch.com ^ | 20MAY2015 | Kara Seymour
    This week, Bill Novak and Norman MacArthur will go from being father and son to a married couple. Before you jump to conclusions, consider this: Novak and MacArthur are not father and son biologically. Rather, their relationship through adoption was solely a technicality to enable the rights they desperately wanted but were not legally able to attain as a married couple. The same-sex couple, who have been together for more than 50 years, registered as domestic partners in New York City in 1994. After moving to Bucks County, they learned that Pennsylvania law does not recognize domestic partners and prohibits...
  • West Seattle couple leaves all their assets — $847,215 — to Uncle Sam

    05/20/2015 7:15:02 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 49 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | 19MAY2015 | Erik Lacitis
    Americans often go to great lengths to keep the government off their assets. But last month, as Peter and Joan Petrasek had wished in their wills, a cashier’s check for $847,215.57 was made out to the Department of Treasury. The Petraseks had left their total accumulated wealth, of cash in the bank and sale of their West Seattle home, “to the government of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.” The Petraseks had no children. Why the unusual will? Why not a charity or some cause?
  • 15 Surprising Characteristics of Top Leaders

    05/20/2015 7:11:07 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 24 replies
    Inc.com ^ | 18MAY2015 | Eric Holtclaw
    I have had the privilege to work with some amazing leaders and help them and their companies on the way to success. I am always impressed with what they accomplish, and have noticed that most of them have many, if not all, of the following characteristics. What's surprising about these traits is that they tend to run counter to the ones pop culture depicts entrepreneurs and leaders having. 1. Rarely brag A true leader is the last to talk about his or her accomplishments. When someone is constantly bragging and trying to one-up people, it's a sign of insecurity and...
  • This wind turbine has no blades — and that’s why it’s better

    05/20/2015 6:58:43 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 58 replies
    Grist.org ^ | 20MAY2015 | Amelia Urry
    What do you get if you take the blades off a wind turbine? A better wind turbine. That sounds like a joke, but that’s actually more or less the model of a new wind turbine prototype. Instead of blades that turn in the breeze, the turbine is just a hollow straw that sticks up 40 feet from the ground and vibrates like a guitar string when the wind thrums by. The Spanish engineers who founded Vortex Bladeless in 2010 said they were inspired by the Tacoma Narrows Bridge disaster (maybe not the best pitch for clean energy to a disaster-wary...
  • Intense Video Shows Man Shooting At Armed Robbers Entering His Garage (Brazil)

    05/20/2015 6:52:56 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 13 replies
    Concealed Nation ^ | 20MAY2015 | Brandon
    A surveillance video clip shows a man driving into his garage when three armed men come in as the garage door is attempting to close. The man, an off-duty police officer, was with his wife in the car. Things turn violent quickly, as one of the armed robbers starts to open the man’s car door while he has a gun in his hand. Within a second, both men fire a shot. The victim seems to get his shot off just a split second before the armed robber. The ‘victim’ fires several more rounds at the man, which hit his intended...
  • BOMBSHELL: Mayor Forced Into Mental Institution for What He Said About Islam

    05/20/2015 6:49:21 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 40 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 20MAY2015 | Staff Writer
    Robert Chardon, mayor of the French town of Venelles, has allegedly been forced into a mental institution for tweeting, “We must ban the Muslim faith in France.” This revelation came to us via the Agence France-Presse, a highly regarded news entity that claimed Chardon was involuntarily hospitalized last Friday. Chardon also tweeted that France should revoke a centuries-old secularism law and instead “promote the practice of the Christian faith.” All this rhetoric reportedly angered Nicolas Sarkozy, leader of the Union for a Popular Movement, the same party to which Chardon belongs. “I condemn this proposal even if secularism also means...
  • NJ 5TH GRADER SUSPENDED FOR HAVING NERF GUN ‘BULLET’ IN HIS POCKET

    05/20/2015 7:31:26 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 40 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 19MAY2015 | Awr Hawkins
    On May 8, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 5th grader Aarin Moody reached into his pocket to retrieve a “late note” from his mother and a Nerf gun foam “bullet” fell out. Officials at the Atlantic City School District categorized the toy bullet as a “self-constructed weapon” because “it had a toothpick stuck in it.”
  • Live coverage: Atlas 5 set for X-37B spaceplane launch today (8:05 a.m. PDT/11:05 a.m. EDT)

    05/20/2015 7:22:45 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 30 replies
    SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | 20MAY2015 | Staff Writer
    The countdown is beginning for today’s launch of the Atlas 5 rocket to haul the Air Force’s X-37B reusable spaceplane back into orbit. Clocks are picking up the seven-hour sequence of work that will prepare the booster, payload and ground systems for blastoff at 11:05 a.m. EDT (1505 GMT). Soon the launch team will begin powering up the rocket to commence standard pre-flight tests. Over the subsequent few hours, final preps for the Centaur's liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen systems will be performed, along with a test of the rocket's guidance system and the first stage propulsion and hydraulic preps,...
  • "Eco-Fads" by Todd Myers

    05/04/2015 7:51:19 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 6 replies
    Amazon.com ^ | 23AUG2011 | Todd Myers
    “Todd Myers is an eco-mythbuster. He exposes trends among modern environmentalists that are based more on ‘feel-good’ sentimentality than on scientific reality. If you truly care about the environment, then you should read this book.” Alex B. Berezow, Ph.D., Editor of RealClearScience.com Wherever we turn, politicians, businesses and activists are promoting the latest fashionable “green” policy or product. Green buildings, biofuels, electric cars, compact fluorescent lightbulbs and a variety of other technologies are touted as the next key step in protecting the environment and promoting a sustainable future. Increasingly, however, scientific and economic information regarding environmental problems takes a back...
  • Lawmakers want FDA to crack down on soap makers

    04/30/2015 2:29:20 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 26 replies
    Simpleunhookedliving | April 26, 2015 | wordpress.com Blog member
    People who are trying to do good for their families and the planet by living a simple life based on traditional skills are facing yet another assault. Artisanal soap makers say new regulations, proposed by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) and Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine), will put them out of business. Many soap makers are rural “kitchen table” operations that rely on the income to fund their simple living lifestyle. Some use milk from goats they raise and ingredients they harvest from the land. The Handmade Cosmetic Alliance posted this form on its website that can be used to reach out...
  • Glencore chairman: Women 'like bringing up children' more than boardroom

    04/29/2015 5:01:45 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 24APR2011 | Jill Treanor and Dan Milmo
    The proposed $60bn flotation of Glencore was plunged into a sexism row after the chairman of the world's largest commodities trader claimed young women were a risk to hire because they get married and become pregnant. Vince Cable criticised the remarks by septuagenarian Simon Murray as "unbelievably primitive" and indicated that they could be used to justify any affirmative action in British boardrooms. Murray, who is based in Hong Kong and was only appointed as chairman this month to facilitate the flotation, was forced into a humbling apology after saying that there should not be quotas for women in boardrooms.
  • Baskin Robbins worker serves robber a triple scoop beatdown (Seattle, WA)

    04/27/2015 4:59:21 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 22 replies
    KOMO News ^ | 23APR2015 | KOMO Staff
    LYNNWOOD, Wash. -- A robber got more than he bargained for this week at a Lynnwood Baskin Robbins when a worker pummeled him and chased him out of the store. Police say a man wearing a baseball cap and sunglasses walked into the Baskin Robbins Wednesday afternoon. He approached the employee, Rachael Bishop, and demanded she hand over all the money in the cash register. Bishop refused, so the robber tried to grab the money himself. That turned out to be a mistake, as Bishop began to pummel him with punches to the head. "I just really didn't want him...
  • Jeb Bush Tells Congress to Approve Obama Amnesty Supporter Loretta Lynch For Attorney General

    04/20/2015 6:06:02 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 17APR2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Potential GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush is calling on Congress to confirm attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch, whose confirmation hearings took place in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee in January. In February, Lynch was voted out of the committee and approved 12-8. Due to the legislative schedule and fighting over bills already in motion, a full Senate vote on her confirmation has not yet taken place. More from POLITICO: “I think presidents have the right to pick their team,” Bush said, according to reports of his stop at the “Politics and Pie” forum in Concord, New Hampshire, on Thursday...
  • This Is What Happened When Maine Forced Welfare Recipients To Work For Their Benefits

    04/08/2015 5:30:14 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 60 replies
    US Herald.com ^ | 4APR2015 | Staff Writer
    Maine finally took a bold step forward in welfare reform and it’s paying huge dividends. Last year Maine passed a measure that would require recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, otherwise known as SNAP, to complete a certain number of work, volunteer, or job-training hours before being eligible for assistance. Main Governor Paul LaPage passed the measure last year and the resulting drop in food-stamp enrollees has been dramatic. At the close of 2014 approximately 12,000 individuals were enrolled in the state assistance program. Keep in mind that these individuals are adults who aren’t disabled and who don’t have...
  • SpaceX will attempt a potentially historic rocket launch and landing next week (13APR2015/1633 EDT)

    04/08/2015 3:00:10 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 8APR2015 | Jessica Orwig
    Get ready for another historic SpaceX rocket landing attempt scheduled for Monday, April 13. This will be the second time that SpaceX will try to land a massive, 140-foot-tall first stage Falcon 9 rocket onto a platform that's floating offshore in the Atlantic ocean. (The first landing attempt took place last January and ended with a fiery explosion.)
  • Police: GPS may have told couple to drive off Cline Avenue bridge (East Chicago)

    04/05/2015 5:28:43 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 60 replies
    NWITimes.com ^ | 28MAR2015 | Joseph S. Pete
    A woman died and her husband was injured after they drove off the ramp to the demolished Cline Avenue bridge, which has been closed since 2009. Zohra Hussain, a 51-year-old woman from Chicago, died of burns at the closed Riley Road exit of Cline Avenue, according to the Lake County coroner's office. Her husband, Iftikhar Hussain, 64, survived the plunge of 37.5 feet off an elevated section of highway. He was able to get out of their 2014 Nissan Sentra after it smashed into the ground below, on property owned by BP. But the car erupted into flame while his...
  • A (Progressive) guide to the dark side [VIDEO]

    03/30/2015 9:08:01 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 3 replies
    GoogTube ^ | 24MAR2015 | Pat Condell
    Pat Condell hits it out of the park again on how to be "Progressive"! One of his best quotes from the video: "It's perfectly okay to be racist, in order not to be seen as racist by other Progressive racists..."
  • Sustainable Kidnapping [VIDEO]

    03/28/2015 8:49:59 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine
    GoogTube ^ | 15JAN2014 | Above Average
    The Sustainable Kidnapping project promises to always return victims in better condition than when they were captured, for a kinder, gentler kidnapping experience. Thingstarter Thingstarter is a series of parody Kickstarter videos where budding entrepreneurs make fundraising appeals for wildly misguided projects.
  • Major hailstorm in Bogota, Colombia affects 900 (two feet!)

    03/27/2015 7:44:08 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 14 replies
    Disaster-Report.com ^ | 24MAR2015 | Staff Writer
    Major hailstorm in Bogota, the capital city of Colombia covered the area with a 24-inch layer of icy snow affecting lives of around 900 people. More than 900 people have been affected by recent hailstorm in Fraguita, Antonio Nariño and Restrepo in the southern part of the city, El Espectador quoted Fire Department as saying. According to The Colombia Reporters, the excessive hail caused a number of emergencies across the city. Bogota Disaster Rick and Prevention unit confirmed that no victims were identified. However, several people were rescued from the collapsed roofs. Relief agencies have provided assistance such as hygiene...
  • Video shows man riding motorcycle through Surrey, B.C. shopping mall

    03/16/2015 5:04:12 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 9 replies
    Calgary Sun ^ | 13MAR2015 | BRYAN PASSIFIUME
    Nobody was injured after this two-wheeled rampage through a Surrey, B.C. shopping mall on Feb. 20. Surrey RCMP were called to the neighbourhood of Guildford just before 2 p.m. investigating reports of a motorcycle being driven recklessly. Refusing to stop for police, the suspect roared into the Guildford Town Centre Mall, where he drove his bike down an escalator before fleeing the scene, heading east towards the city of Langley. The suspect, a white male in his 40s, was last seen near 192 St. and 96 Ave. Police are still reviewing surveillance tape and interviewing witnesses in an attempt to...
  • Pope Francis and the politics of a (maybe) short papacy

    03/15/2015 2:30:54 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 5 replies
    CruxNow.com ^ | 14MAR2015 | John L. Allen, Jr.
    Pope Francis marked the second anniversary of his election on Friday with yet another blockbuster media interview, this one with the Mexican network Televisa. One headline from the conversation with veteran Vatican reporter Valentina Alazraki focused on his expectations for a short papacy. As he has on other occasions, Francis hinted that he doesn’t expect to be around very long. “I have the feeling that my pontificate will be brief … four or five years. I don’t know, even two or three,” he said. The pontiff called this nothing more than a “vague sensation.” “Maybe it’s like the psychology of...
  • Jewish Temple Altar Rebuilt, Ready for Use

    03/14/2015 8:03:58 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 36 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | 9MAR2015 | Ahuva Balofsky
    “And the altar of burnt-offering he set at the door of the tabernacle of the tent of meeting, and offered upon it the burnt-offering and the meal-offering; as the LORD commanded Moses.” (Exodus 40:29) The Temple Institute in Jerusalem has announced that it has finished building an altar suitable for the Temple service. The altar, which took several years to build, can be operational at little more than a moment’s notice, reported Matzav Haruach magazine. The Temple Institute is committed to preparing all the necessary clothing and tools for the rebuilt Holy Temple in Jerusalem. In addition, the institute operates...
  • Giant Methane Storms On Uranus

    03/10/2015 7:27:55 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 115 replies
    IFLScience.com ^ | 10MAR2015 | Helen Maynard-Casely
    Most of the times we have looked at Uranus, it has seemed to be a relatively calm place. Well, yes its atmosphere is the coldest place in the solar system. But, when we picture the seventh planet in our solar system invariably the image of a calming blue hazy disc that the spacecraft Voyager 2 took in 1986 comes to mind. Uranus as seen by NASA’s Voyager 2 NASA/JPL-Caltech However, all we have previously known about the atmosphere of Uranus has been ’thrown to the wind’ with observations made last year. In August 2014 a group led by Imke de...
  • Giant Chunks Of Ice Wash Ashore On Cape Cod

    03/10/2015 7:27:56 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 25 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 9MAR2015 | Staff Writer
    BOSTON (CBS) – The historic winter of 2015 has left giant chunks of ice on the Cape Cod National Seashore. Cape Cod photographer Dapixara captured images of a person standing next to the massive pieces of ice that washed ashore in Wellfleet over the past few days. WBZ-TV Chief Meteorologist Eric Fisher says this could be a “once-in-a-generation” event due to the extraordinary amount of ice on the Massachusetts Bay. Fisher says the ice won’t be around for long. There have been several remarkable images left from the record-setting winter, including the nearly frozen waves captured off the coast of...
  • Mercedes' self-driving car that is built for luxurious living spotted cruising around the streets

    03/10/2015 7:23:25 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 25 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10MAR2015 | SOPHIE JANE EVANS
    It boasts a futuristic silver exterior, a luxury 'lounge area' and most incredibly - no driver. This Mercedes-Benz self-driving car has been spotted cruising around the streets of San Francisco. The F015 Luxury In Motion, first unveiled at a consumer show in January, was caught on camera by stunned bystanders as it traveled through the California city for a photo shoot last Wednesday. Some later took to social media to share their experiences of the autonomous research vehicle, deeming it 'futuristic', 'really cool' and 'radical'. Many questioned its presence on the streets.
  • Prepare-We are at the Verge of Collapse Says Jonathan Cahn Author of "Mystery of the Shemitah"

    03/08/2015 12:04:14 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 66 replies
    GoogTube ^ | 24FEB2015 | Greg Hunter
    Best-selling author Jonathan Cahn says you better get ready for “a great shaking.” Cahn, whose new book titled “Mystery of the Shemitah,” says, “The Bible says a prudent man prepares. What do you do? I am not a financial expert, but I will speak for myself . . . in general, I would not be putting my stock in the stock market or have things attached to it. . . . You should also have essentials in store so if there is a collapse of not only markets but of infrastructure and services, and these things should break down, that...
  • Live coverage: SpaceX aims for Falcon 9 launch Sunday (10:50pm EST/7:50pm PST)

    03/01/2015 6:20:12 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 51 replies
    SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | 1MAR2015 | Staff Writer
    The 224-foot-tall Falcon 9 rocket has been rolled out and rotated vertical atop Cape Canaveral's Complex 40 launch pad, aiming for liftoff at 10:50 p.m. EST (0350 GMT). Workers then began plugging into electrical and propellant lines ahead of the start of the countdown today. No problems are reported at this stage in the launch preparations. Fueling of the two-stage rocket with RP-1 fuel -- a highly-refined kerosene -- and liquid oxygen should begin shortly around 7:50 p.m. EST (0050 GMT). The rocket is one of the tallest in the world. The Falcon 9's first and second stages measure 12...
  • NOCTILUCENT CLOUDS, BEHAVING STRANGELY

    03/01/2015 8:00:21 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 34 replies
    SpaceWeather.com ^ | 1MAR2015 | Staff Writer
    The southern season for noctilucent clouds (NLCs) has come to an end. NASA's AIM spacecraft observed the last wisps of electric-blue over Antarctica on Feb. 20, 2015. The end of the season was no surprise: The polar clouds always subside in late summer. Looking back over the entire season, however, reveals something unexpected. In an 8-year plot of Antarctic noctilucent cloud frequencies, the 2014-2015 season is clearly different from the rest: These data come from the AIM spacecraft, which was launched in 2007 to monitor NLCs from Earth orbit. The curves show the abundance ("frequency") of the clouds vs. time...
  • U.S. Tornado Count at Its Lowest 3-Year Total Since 1950, and Here's Why

    02/26/2015 3:04:49 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 29 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | 8JAN2015 | Sean Breslin
    We have a bit of a problem in the weather world. It's a good problem, and it has kept death and destruction to a relative minimum: In the last three years, there have never been fewer tornadoes in the United States since record-keeping began in 1950. According to Dr. Greg Forbes, severe weather expert at The Weather Channel, there have been 838 tornadoes spawned in 2014 through Dec. 15. That still seems like a boatload of twisters, and it is, but when that number is visualized with averages, it tells a bigger story of the 2014 Tornado Shortage. Keep in...
  • The school lunches that shame America: Photos reveal just how meager US students' meals are compared

    02/25/2015 10:31:01 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 92 replies
    Daily Mail UK via Conservative Tribune Blog via Joe for America Blog ^ | 18 February 2015 | | By Anucyia Victor for MailOnline
    Pictures have been released comparing what Michelle forces American schools to eat and what kids in other countries get to eat… Since the program’s inception, Michelle Obama’s Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act has offended the sensibilities of the entire nation. Conservatives found the program to be invasive, thrusting D.C.’s hand into local education matters. Educators found the program wasted enormous amounts of food and money. Parents found the lunches far too light to be considered “meals.” And school children everywhere took to the Internet with pictures of the gruesome dishes the program sloshed onto their cafeteria trays every day. Those pictures...
  • Cow Goes On Counter-Jihad When It Hears About Michelle Obama's "Let's Moooooove!" Program(VIDEO)

    02/25/2015 8:13:54 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 8 replies
    GoogTube ^ | 16OCT2014 | Adrees Abbasi
    Cctv footage Mad Cow Hits A Man in front of Azad Mega Mart Mirpur Azad Kashmir (Pakistan).
  • Federal Reserve Insider Alan Greenspan Warns:There Will Be a “Significant Market EventSomething Big

    With the Federal Reserve printing trillions upon trillions of dollars to keep the economic system afloat, many investors and financial pundits have surmised that the fundamental economic problems facing the United States during the crash of 2008 have been resolved. Stocks are, after all, at historic highs. But the insiders know different. And if there’s any single person out there who understands U.S. monetary policy and its long-term effects on domestic and global affairs it’s former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan. As the head of the world’s most powerful central bank for nearly two decades he’s privy to the insider...
  • DAVID BARTON WINS MILLION-DOLLAR DEFAMATION SUIT (against atheist)

    02/22/2015 5:51:30 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 23 replies
    WND.com ^ | 20DEC2014 | John Aman
    David Barton critics beware: There’s now a price to pay if you want to defame the popular historian, author and speaker with false and outlandish charges. Barton won a $1 million defamation judgment in August against two left-leaning candidates for the Texas State Board of Education. The pair, Rebecca Bell-Metereau and Judy Jennings, charged in a 2010 campaign video that Barton, a consultant to the Board, was “known for speaking at white-supremacist rallies.” That highly charged claim stems from two 1991 speeches Barton gave to groups linked to the racist and anti-Semitic “Christian Identity” movement. Barton, recognized as a strong...
  • Eastern U.S. record breaking cold and snow as seen from space

    02/21/2015 9:49:37 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 64 replies
    WattsUpWithThat.com ^ | 21FEB2015 | Anthony Watts
    From NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center: NASA snaps picture of Eastern US in a record-breaking ‘freezer’ NASA’s Terra satellite captured an image of the snow-covered eastern U.S. that looks like the states have been sitting in a freezer. In addition to the snow cover, Arctic and Siberian air masses have settled in over the Eastern U.S. triggering many record low temperatures in many states. On Feb. 19 at 16:40 UTC (11:40 a.m. EST), the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument that flies aboard NASA’s Terra satellite captured a picture of the snowy landscape. The snow cover combined with the frosty...
  • More Arctic Cold to Flow Across Eastern US Through End of February

    02/21/2015 7:02:33 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 39 replies
    Accumeather ^ | 21FEB2015 | Alex Sosnowski
    Additional rounds of frigid air will continue to drill the eastern United States into the end of February, riding on the heels of bursts of record-breaking low temperatures. By way of Siberia, additional waves of cold air will continue to roll into the Eastern states. This cross-polar flow, as it is called, travels thousands of miles across the North Pole, over frozen tundra, seas of ice and/or snow cover. As a result, the frigid air experiences little moderation until it reaches the southern U.S. According to AccuWeather.com Chief Meteorologist Elliot Abrams, "In some cases the cold has been rivaling that...
  • UPDATE: No Charges Filed Against Conceal & Carry Pharmacist For Killing Thug [VIDEO] (Pinch, WV)

    02/20/2015 11:05:07 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 26 replies
    Joe For America ^ | 20FEB2015 | BARON VON KOWENHOVEN
    Thug enters. Pulls Gun. Threatens Employees. Thug get his ass blown away by alert Pharmacist armed and concealing. Media ignores. Charges will not be filed against a pharmacist who shot and killed a man accused of trying to rob a pharmacy in Pinch. The pharmacist, Don Radcliff, tells WSAZ that he’s glad to hear the news, but says he is still struggling to cope with what happened. “I can’t say I’m at peace with it, but the hardest part right now is trying to cope with how his family feels,” said Radcliff. It happened Wednesday morning at Good Family Pharmacy...
  • Record cold continues; next week could be colder

    02/20/2015 9:07:46 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 43 replies
    WoodTV.com (Channel 8; Grand Rapids, MI) ^ | 19FEB2015 | Kyle Underwood
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Cold weather records continue to fall across West Michigan and more brutal cold is on the way. Friday morning’s low of -13 degrees in Grand Rapids tied the existing record low set in 1966. Hundreds of schools closed due to the extremely cold temperatures with wind chills colder than -20 degrees. Thursday’s high of 7 degrees in Grand Rapids was a new record for the coldest high temperature for the date, and we’re already on pace for this to be one of the coldest February months ever. We’ll briefly warm to the upper 20s on...
  • Will Great Lakes Ice Coverage Beat or Tie Last Year's Winter Or The Record? [VANITY]

    02/17/2015 8:42:22 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 47 replies
    According to NOAA's Great Lakes Surface Environment Analysis (GLSEA) the record for total Great Lakes ice coverage was set in 1979 with 94.7% coverage. Last year's winter almost broke that record with 92.2% and is currently sitting in second place. Just a few days ago the ice coverage sat at 60%. Today that number has jumped to 76.6% based on yesterday's analysis due the recent cold the area has been receiving. Their forecast for the next 24 hours is for that coverage to jump to 82.3%. This is within 10% of second place. Some long range weather forecasts I have...
  • The Obama Fail List [VANITY]

    02/16/2015 6:29:50 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 20 replies
    16FEB2015 | Jack Hydrazine
    I'd like to see a compilation of Obama's fails since he took office in 2009. Will it prove he's a bigger failure than Jimmuh Carter? Let's find out! I'll start off with a few. 1. ObamaCare 2. Blocking the Keystone XL pipeline. 3. Allowing the Muslim Brotherhood into the White House Add your fails below.
  • Two More Harbingers Of Financial Doom That Mirror The Crisis Of 2008

    02/15/2015 10:11:44 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 63 replies
    The Economic Collapse Blog ^ | 12FEB2015 | Michael Snyder
    The stock market continues to flirt with new record highs, but the signs that we could be on the precipice of the next major financial crisis continue to mount. A couple of days ago, I discussed the fact that the U.S. dollar is experiencing a tremendous surge in value just like it did in the months prior to the financial crisis of 2008. And previously, I have detailed how the price of oil has collapsed, prices for industrial commodities are tanking and market behavior is becoming extremely choppy. All of these are things that we witnessed just before the last...
  • Florida cops storm barber shop to inspect licenses and sanitation

    02/15/2015 10:03:28 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 60 replies
    PoliceStateUSA.com ^ | 17SEP2014 | Staff Writer
    ORLANDO, FL — Deputies and state regulators aggressively raided Orlando-area barbershops, roughing up innocent staff and handcuffing them on the floor in an effort to check if the barbers had acquired government permission to legally cut hair. A series of these raids has recently come to light, one of which is making its way through the litigation process in the federal court system. This was the raid of the Strictly Skills barbershop in Pine Hills, Florida, in which government agents warrantlessly stormed in the establishment with as many as 25 customers and 6 staff members present.
  • Vegan MYTHS Debunked with Lierre Keith || Louder With Crowder [VIDEO]

    02/15/2015 11:54:40 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 46 replies
    GoogTube ^ | 14FEB2015 | Steven Crowder
    This week, we sat down with Lierre Keith, author of "The Vegetarian Myth" to learn about why Vegans are wrong. She can be found at http://www.lierrekeith.com/
  • French Artist’s Calls For Peace End in Brutal Beating By Local Muslims

    02/14/2015 11:06:39 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 18 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9FEB2015 | Jim Hoft
    French street artist Combo was physically assaulted over his latest art work. It was very offensive and local Muslims demanded he take it down. Four Muslims in Porte Dorée (the Golden door), a ghetto east of Paris, beat artist Combo after he refused to take down his Coexist street art. Combo suffered a dislocated shoulder, bruises and a black eye. Artnet reported, via Jihad Watch: It seems like something one would be hard pressed to disagree with: the word “coexist,” written on a wall using a Muslim crescent as the letter “C,” a Star of David as the letter “X,”...
  • U.N. Official Reveals Real Reason Behind Warming Scare

    02/14/2015 9:02:53 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 70 replies
    Investor's Business Daily.com ^ | 10FEB2015 | Staff Writer
    Economic Systems: The alarmists keep telling us their concern about global warming is all about man's stewardship of the environment. But we know that's not true. A United Nations official has now confirmed this. At a news conference last week in Brussels, Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of U.N.'s Framework Convention on Climate Change, admitted that the goal of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity but to destroy capitalism.
  • Banned TED Talk: Rupert Sheldrake – The Science Delusion [VIDEO]

    02/13/2015 8:58:43 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 51 replies
    Collective-Evolution.com ^ | 20APR2013 | Joe Martino
    Rupert Sheldrake is a fascinating member of the scientific world. The video below is of his TED talk where he covers “The Science Delusion.” This TED talk was controversially censored by the TED community after being aired. If you have studied any area of science on your own or in school, you may have noticed or have come across the fact that there are many differing beliefs in the scientific world. While this statement seems impossible given that science is supposed to be based on evidence which produces theory, it is a delusion not to realize that much of what...
  • SpaceX Is About To Attempt Another Barge-Landing – Watch It Live! (3:10PM PST/6:10PM EST)

    02/08/2015 3:01:46 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 43 replies
    IO9 ^ | 8FEB2015 | Mika McKinnon
    After hanging out in storage for over a decade, the Deep Space Climate Observatory is finally being launched to monitor solar storms. The satellite is getting into space on the back of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which means we're also counting down to another historic barge landing attempt! Top image: SpaceX's autonomous drone barge has been repaired since the crash on the first attempt, and been decorated with a spiffy new name. Credit: SpaceX The launch is scheduled for 6:10:12 p.m. EST out of Cape Canaveral Complex 40 launch pad in Florida. The weather is looking great with 90%...
  • Train of Storms to Bring Upper Midwest, Northeast Unrelenting Snow Into Next Week

    02/06/2015 9:30:47 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 19 replies
    AccuWeather.com ^ | 6FEB2015 | Alex Sosnowski
    A train of storms will bring round after round of snow from the Upper Midwest to part of the Northeast this weekend into early next week. The biggest storm in the bunch will be the caboose in the train, set to affect the Northeast Sunday night into Monday night. The storms will bring episodes of snow every 12-24 hours or so from northern Minnesota and northern Michigan and southern Ontario to upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania, northern New Jersey and New England. In some cases, there may be snow of varying intensity from this weekend right straight through into early...
  • 11-year-old packs big surprise for home invaders

    02/04/2015 9:08:38 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 44 replies
    WND.com ^ | 4FEB2015 | Leo Hohman
    Rule number one for any child: Never talk to strangers. But an 11-year-old Lapeer County, Michigan, girl went above and beyond the call of duty, and her heroic actions may have saved her from harm during a home invasion last week by two hardened criminals.
  • The FAA lets companies stake a claim to landing spots on the moon

    02/04/2015 8:49:24 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 26 replies
    Endgadget ^ | 4FEB2015 | Mat Smith
    It's very early days, but the US government is apparently looking to encourage commercial development of the moon, offering to assist investment by helping companies to claim territory through existing space launch licensing. According to Reuters, which has spied related documents, the Federal Aviation Administration state that it intends to "leverage the FAA's existing launch licensing authority to encourage private sector investments in space systems by ensuring that commercial activities can be conducted." The letter to Bigelow Aerospace could mean that the company's inflatable living spaces and other structures built or established on the moon could confer exclusive rights to...