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  • People Are Obsessed With The Video Game 'Goat Simulator,' Where You Play As A Goat

    04/13/2014 8:43:26 AM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 11 replies
    On April 1, a new game called Goat Simulator was released, and for obvious reasons, everyone thought it was a joke. But this was no April foolery. Back in February, a YouTube video for the game — initially just a joke prototype — racked up more than 2 million views. As with all amazing things on the Internet, there was so much interest in the video, that developer Coffee Stain Studios released it as an actual, playable game. Gameplay is fairly simple: you run around and get points by head-butting things to destroy them. (excerpt)
  • 40 Pictures of Leonardo DiCaprio Ex Girlfriends and Flings

    12/22/2013 11:47:15 AM PST · by Pearls Before Swine · 53 replies
    Web -- www.rantstyle ^ | Tom Kazansky
    It's all pics... Hard to pick which one to excerpt.
  • Karl Marx for President (video)

    09/10/2013 11:52:38 AM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 14 replies
    Mark Dice -- via youtube ^ | Sept. 9, 2013 | Mark Dice
    Man on the street video. People will sign almost anything.
  • FR not loading -- caused by Java update?

    06/29/2013 5:30:18 PM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 74 replies
    Vanity | 6/29/2013 | pearls before swine
    About an hour ago someone complained that FR wasn't fully displaying on his computer. I checked on some longer threads as well as the comments display, and it was working fine for me. I'm using Firefox Beta 23 on Win 7. Then, I happened to update my Java to Java 7 Release 25. Lo and behold, the partial display bug appeared for me when I checked back into FR. The same problem exists when I use Chrome, so I presume it's the Java update that's causing the problem. Has anyone else noticed this behavior?
  • CBO: Immigration Bill Will Reduce The Deficit Over The Next 20 Years

    06/19/2013 5:54:20 AM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 59 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | Brett Logiurato
    The Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday that the immigration bill currently being debated in the Senate would reduce the federal budget deficit by $875 billion over the first 20 years it becomes law. The CBO said in its official scoring of the bill that it would reduce the deficit by $175 billion in its first 10 years of existence. Over the next decade, it would provide an additional $700 billion in savings. .... Politics More: Congress Immigration Reform CBO CBO: Immigration Bill Will Reduce The Deficit Over The Next 20 Years Brett LoGiurato Jun. 18, 2013, 5:58 PM 489 6...
  • Is the dreaded partial page display bug back?

    05/31/2013 8:06:17 AM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 10 replies
    Self | Self
    Post to the Moderators: I'm getting partial page displays--a couple of screenfuls, rather than the usual 50 per page with a bottom display. This was a pesky problem several months ago that was fixed. I didn't have the problem yesterday. Is anyone else having this problem? I'm just posting to alert the mods/administrators. If I'm the only one, I'll slink away and reboot.
  • 100-Feet-Tall Wave Largest Ever Surfed

    01/31/2013 5:44:43 AM PST · by Pearls Before Swine · 6 replies
    The Big Picture, at Ritholtz.com website ^ | January 31, 2013 | Washington's Blog
    Garrett McNamara of Hawaii rode a giant wave in Nazaré, Portugal yesterday. It was claimed to be 100 feet high, although the Guinness Book of World Records has not yet confirmed the measurement (the official measurement is usually smaller than initial estimates). Nazaré has unusual conditions for making huge waves … an undersea trench narrows right before the shore, shooting the sea up to the sky at the last minute.
  • Seasonal And Birth Death Adjustments Add 429,000 Statistical "Jobs"

    08/03/2012 6:09:39 AM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 22 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 8/3/2012 | "Tyler Durden"
    BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics Happy by the headline establishment survey print of 133,245 which says that the US "added" 163,000 jobs in July from 133,082 last month? Consider this: the number was based on a non seasonally adjusted July number of 132,868. This was a 1.248 million drop from the June print. So how did the smoothing work out to make a real plunge into an "adjusted" rise? Simple: the BLS "added" 377K jobs for seasonal purposes. This was the largest seasonal addition in the past decade for a July NFP print in the past decade, possibly ever, as...
  • Several Big Unanswered Questions in the Solyndra Case

    09/16/2011 6:10:52 AM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 52 replies
    BusinessInsider.com ^ | 9/16/2011 | Bruce Kastings
    ... There are questions of who did what to whom and when. There is an aspect to this that has not yet (to my knowledge) been discussed in the media. On July 29, 2011 (just five-weeks before going bankrupt) Solyndra (“SOL”) entered into a transaction whereby it sold both the Accounts Receivables (IOUs from panels sold) and the Inventory (panels) of the company ("the A/R Transaction”). Solyndra Financial (“SOLF”) (a subsidiary of SOL) was the seller. The purchaser was a newly formed company called Solyndra Solar II LLC (“SSII”). The following is the only information that I could find about...
  • The Forbes family's big deal causes big trouble (long)

    07/28/2011 6:08:40 AM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 4 replies
    Fortune (Via CNN.com) ^ | July 28, 2011 | Katie Benner
    The Forbes family has poked itself in the eye with its "capitalist tool." (snip) But according to nonpublic documents made available to Fortune, the company has been under more financial strain than previously believed. Forbes Media violated covenants on a revolving credit line that it took out in 2006, according to a letter sent to the company by J.P. Morgan. The loan, which was part of a series of transactions that allowed the Forbes family to cash out more than $100 million from the company, is due next July. Some lenders have been selling pieces of it at a discount...
  • Pyongyang waitresses sliced to perfection

    07/22/2011 2:16:52 PM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 40 replies
    Asia Times Online ^ | July 23, 2011 | Sunny Lee
    BEIJING - A mixed group of Chinese and foreigners recently dined at a North Korean restaurant in the Chinese capital. Surveying the female waitresses, one Chinese guest remarked: "Wow - how beautiful! They all look like models!" .... South Korea media often tout North Korean women as "natural beauties", comparing them favorably to women in the South who increasingly turn to plastic surgery. However, lately North Korean women seem to be catching up in the surgery stakes, with the North seeing a boom in various operations. ...."Upper eyelid surgeries and cosmetic tattoos on eyebrows, lips and the corners of eyes...
  • Moped Driver Allegedly Offers Sex Bribe to Officer Who Pulled Him Over (Stupid Miscreant Alert)

    03/16/2011 1:17:49 PM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 14 replies
    AOLNews.com ^ | 3/15/2011
    When a female police officer asks you for your license and registration, that doesn't mean she's trying to get your number. Police in Indianapolis say a 22-year-old man who had been pulled over for erratically driving a moped offered to have sex with a female cop if she would let him go without a ticket. [.....] "OK, if you won't take the money how about I give you a kiss, and, well, I haven't had sex in a while, so how about we do that, and then we can just forget [the] ticket and you just let me go?" he...
  • Killed by a temper tantrum: Wheelchair man plunges .... after ramming lift doors

    10/10/2010 6:44:47 AM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 42 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail Online (UK) ^ | 10/8/2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    This is the horrifying moment a wheelchair-bound man plunged to his death down an elevator shaft after he deliberately rammed the lift door in a fit of anger. The Korean man just misses a lift in a shopping centre after the woman inside pressed the button to go down. As the doors closed a split-second before he reached the lift, the man, known only as Mr Lee, slammed his vehicle into them. The 40-year-old pressed the button to no avail and the elevator left. Mr Lee then reversed his vehicle slightly and drove into the doors again, making a dent....
  • "Honeybee Gunman" Hunt Ends: Police Officer Arrested For Illinois-Indiana Shootings That Killed One

    10/08/2010 3:33:59 PM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 6 replies
    CBS (Crimesiders website) ^ | 10/8/2010 | Naimah Jabali-Nash
    LYNWOOD, Ill. (CBS/AP) Authorities arrested a police officer Friday who they believe is responsible for a series of shootings that killed one man and injured two others in rural areas of Illinois and Indiana Tuesday. Brian Dorian, 37, allegedly approached his victims with peculiar questions, asking one man about honeybees and another about construction material, before opening fire at a work site in Illinois Tuesday morning, and later across the state line on an Indiana farm. ..... Dorian is a police officer in Lynwood, Ill., a town with a population of about 7,400 people on the Indiana border, said Sheriff's...
  • Texas AG moves to halt foreclosures

    10/05/2010 6:32:41 AM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 50 replies
    Houston Chronicle (via mysanantonio.com) ^ | 10/05/10 | Nancy Sarnoff and Purva Patel
    Txas Attorney General Greg Abbott called for a halt on foreclosures Monday amid nationwide scrutiny over the way they are processed. Notices to suspend foreclosures were sent to 27 loan servicers doing business in Texas, including Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase, the attorney general's office said. It did not have the full list of companies available late Monday. The office also called for a halt on the sales of properties previously foreclosed upon, which might affect auctions scheduled today, and on evictions of people living in such properties.
  • Blockbuster Goes Bust, Shareholders Get Squat

    09/23/2010 5:50:06 AM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 30 replies
    The Street ^ | Jeanine Poggi
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The long-awaited Blockbuster(BLOKA.PK) bankruptcy filing came in the wee hours this morning. For the company, the Ch.11 restructuring will allow them to cut debt by nearly $900 million while continuing to operate stores and kiosks. For shareholders and investors holding subordinate debt, who stuck by the company through the past year of bankruptcy scares and ongoing discussions, well they are out of luck. Shareholders have complained they have been left in the dark throughout this process, and have set up a forum, BlockbusterShareholder.com, to vent these frustrations.
  • East Point housing: Today's line short -- and short-lived (Huge crowd for Section 8 application)

    08/12/2010 4:35:29 AM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 53 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | August 8, 2010 | MIke Morris & Rhonda Cook
    East Point residents began lining up to turn in Section 8 housing applications before daybreak Thursday, a day after a crowd of 30,000 mobbed a shopping center to pick up the forms. This time, less than a dozen people were in line. [Goes on to describe yesterday's chaos in the heat]
  • Goldman settles with SEC for $550 million

    07/15/2010 3:14:08 PM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 17 replies
    CNNMoney.com ^ | July 15, 2010 | Julianne Pepitone
    (Excerpt) NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Goldman Sachs paid $550 million to settle charges of defrauding investors in a sale of securities tied to subprime mortgages, the Securities and Exchange Commission said Thursday. ..... In a statement, the SEC called the settlement "a stark lesson to Wall Street firms that no product is too complex ... to avoid a heavy price if a firm violates the fundamental principles of honest treatment and fair dealing."
  • Woman Says Citibank Fired Her Because She Was Too Hot

    06/02/2010 5:09:25 AM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 149 replies · 5,100+ views
    Business Insider ^ | June 2, 2010 | Courtney Comstock
    Extract: Debrahlee Lorenzana is filing a lawsuit against Citibank because they fired her, she says, for the strangest reason: she's too hot. ....Her bosses told her that "as a result of the shape of her figure, such clothes were purportedly 'too distracting' for her male colleagues and supervisors to bear," she says
  • Californians to Vote on Legal Weed

    03/26/2010 11:09:26 AM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 68 replies · 1,214+ views
    CNNMoney.com ^ | March 25, 2010 | Aaron Smith
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- It's official: Californians will decide whether legal marijuana should be used to plug the state's $20 billion budget gap. California residents are expected to vote this year on whether legalization should be approved to raise nearly $1.4 billion in state revenue. ...."With the state in the midst of an historic economic crisis, the move towards regulating and taxing marijuana is simply common sense," Ammiano said [the bill's sponsor]
  • Arab ambassador discovers bride is bearded and cross-eyed behind veil

    02/10/2010 3:07:43 PM PST · by Pearls Before Swine · 18 replies · 798+ views
    Telegraph --UK--online ^ | 02/10/10 | Telegraph -- UK
    (Excerpt): he envoy had only met the woman a few times, during which she had hidden her face behind a niqab, the Gulf News reported. After the marriage contract was signed, the ambassador attempted to kiss his bride-to-be. It was only then that he discovered her facial hair and eyes. ... He sued for the contract to be annulled ....
  • White House: $98 billion in bad payments

    11/18/2009 4:23:01 PM PST · by Pearls Before Swine · 10 replies · 404+ views
    CNNMoney.com ^ | Nov. 18, 2009 | Tom Cohen
    (Excerpt): WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The federal government made $98 billion in improper payments in fiscal 2009, and President Barack Obama will issue an executive order in coming days to combat the problem, his budget director announced Tuesday. .... In total, Orszag listed 99 agencies and programs that received $1.98 trillion dollars in 2009, with $98 billion of the money -- or 5%-- in improper payments.
  • 47% will pay no federal income tax

    10/01/2009 5:43:45 AM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 84 replies · 2,969+ views
    CNNMoney.com ^ | 10-01-2009 | Jean Sahadi
    Most people think they pay too much to Uncle Sam, but for some people it simply is not true. In 2009, roughly 47% of households, or 71 million, will not owe any federal income tax, according to estimates by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center.
  • Globe forced to cut $20M ... or else (NYT owner wants union givebacks)

    04/04/2009 10:25:09 AM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 10 replies · 494+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | April 4, 2009 | hristine McConville and Jessica Heslam
    The New York Times [NYT] Company has threatened to shut down the Boston Globe if the paper doesn’t come up with $20 million in cuts within 30 days in a dramatic act of brinksmanship at the beleaguered broadsheet. The new draconian demands come just days after the latest round of layoffs at the Globe. A boston.com report and two sources with direct knowledge said the Globe’s out-of-town corporate masters have presented the unions with a stark and painful choice: Agree to massive cuts within a month or face closure.
  • Jackpot Winner's House Burglarized as Dead Man Lies Inside (Money Can't Buy You Love)

    09/21/2004 7:06:20 PM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 36 replies · 1,411+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 9/21/04 | AP
    WINFIELD, W.Va. — Three men burglarized the home of Jack Whittaker (search), winner of the biggest lottery jackpot in U.S. history, as an acquaintance of Whittaker's lay dead inside, police said Tuesday.The break-in took place Thursday night or Friday morning..... One of those arrested reported Tribble's death late Friday morning, Dailey said. Tribble was a friend of Whittaker's granddaughter, and all three suspects were acquainted with Tribble.
  • North Korea to Post Bonds (wait til you see the interest)

    05/07/2003 8:27:28 AM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 14 replies · 209+ views
    CBS Marketwatch ^ | May 7, 2003 | Allan Wan
    Report: North Korea to float bonds By Allen Wan, CBS.MarketWatch.com Last Update: 11:17 PM ET May 6, 2003 TOKYO (CBS.MW) -- The North Korean government is floating bonds that offer no interest but buyers will get an "expression of affection" from the communist regime, according to a pro-Pyongyang group in Japan. CBS MARKETWATCH TOP NEWS U.S. techs pace market's modest decline Dividend tax cut back sent back to drawing board Cisco shares slip following Q4 outlook Europe and U.K. central banks: Will they or won't they? Free! Sign up here to receive our Before the Bell e-Newsletter! Pyongyang aims to...
  • Oregon can capture 60% of punitives (damages)

    08/25/2002 6:44:59 PM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 30 replies · 281+ views
    National Law Journal ^ | Arthur McCune
    Oregon can capture 60% of punitives State law is ruled constitutional. * Case type: Punitive awards * Case: DeMendoza v. Huffman * Court: Oregon Supreme Court * Result: The stats's top court says that a law diverting 60% of all punitive awards to a crime victims' compensation fund is constitutional. By Arthur McCune STAFF REPORTER An Oregon law that allocates 60% of each punitive award to a state fund benefiting crime victims is constitutional, the Oregon Supreme Court has ruled. DeMendoza v Huffman, No. SC S48430 (Aug. 8, 2002). The en banc decision settles a question that has surrounded...