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  • Overnight snowfall brings teeth-rattling taste of winter to Hobart (Aus - Global Warming Alert)

    03/05/2015 6:47:15 PM PST · by Perdogg · 22 replies
    HOBARTIANS could be excused for thinking winter had come early today, waking up to a snow-capped Mt Wellington. At 8am, the temperature at the summit was a chilly minus 1.8 degrees, with the apparent temperature a teeth-rattling minus 13.2.
  • Speculation over successor after Iran's Khamenei reportedly hospitalized in serious condition

    03/05/2015 10:01:11 AM PST · by Perdogg · 31 replies
    Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is currently hospitalized in serious condition at a hospital in Tehran, according to unofficial reports. Khamenei is suffering from prostate cancer that has reportedly spread to the rest of his body. Earlier this week, the French newspaper Le Figaro quoted Western intelligence officials as saying that the cancer was discovered about ten years ago. "The cancer is in stage four, in other words has spread." Doctors estimate "he has two years left to live."
  • First Time Unemployment claims 320k - 295k Exp

    03/05/2015 5:35:23 AM PST · by Perdogg · 1 replies
    Claims 320K, Expected 295K, Last 313K. It's starting to turn— zerohedge (@zerohedge) March 5, 2015
  • Chelsea Clinton's secret identity: 'Diane Reynolds'

    03/05/2015 5:27:17 AM PST · by Perdogg · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | 03.05.2015
    Chelsea Clinton also had an account on the homemade website domain that Hillary Clinton used exclusively for emails during her time as secretary of state, The New York Times reports. The domain name had a server linked to the family’s Chappaqua, New York, residence. But her real name is absent from the email address.
  • Vanity - HDR 2007 speech claims dead bodies were floating down the streets of New Orleans

    03/05/2015 3:58:05 AM PST · by Perdogg · 6 replies
    This video is treasury trove of hypocrisy
  • ADP Employment Drops, Misses; Zandi Admits "Jobs Growth Slowing"

    03/04/2015 4:31:06 PM PST · by Perdogg · 6 replies
    Zero hedge ^ | 03.04.2015
    Another day, another missed data point. ADP Employment data shows 212k jobs added in February, which modestly missed expectations of 219k and is the weakest monthly gain in 6 months. This despite a strong prior revision, pushing the January number up from 213K to 250K to catch up to the BLS runrate. Despite the miss, that showed large businesses adding by far the fewest jobs, Mark Zandi as usual remains optimistic: "jobs growth is strong but slowing," and expects the economy "will return to full employment by mid-2016."
  • Eagles, Bills to swap LeSean McCoy for Kiko Alonso

    03/04/2015 4:29:38 AM PST · by Perdogg · 14 replies
    he Philadelphia Eagles and Buffalo Bills agreed to a rare blockbuster challenge trade on Tuesday, sending shockwaves through the NFL. The Eagles are flipping two-time All-Pro running back LeSean McCoy to Buffalo in exchange for linebacker Kiko Alonso, NFL Media columnist Michael Silver reports, via a source involved in the deal. The swap will not become official until the new league year starts on March 10.
  • Here Are the 75 House Republicans Who Conceded the Immigration Fight

    03/03/2015 3:46:36 PM PST · by Perdogg · 84 replies
    the blaze ^ | 03.03.2015
    The House on Tuesday admitted defeat after a month-long effort to defund President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration, and passed a Department of Homeland Security funding bill that leaves Obama’s plan intact.
  • GDP Shocker: Atlanta Fed Calculates Q1 Growth Of Only 1.2%

    03/03/2015 3:03:35 PM PST · by Perdogg · 12 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 03.03.2015
    While every other word from talking-heads and policy-makers relates various anecdotes (or simple lies) about US economic growth, The Atlanta Fed appears to have taken a 'data-dependent' perspective on the real economy (as opposed to smoke and mirrors). Based on their GDPNow "nowcasting" model, The Atlanta Fed projects Q1 2015 GDP growth os just 1.2% (less than half current sell-side economist consensus) and getting weaker...
  • Vanity - Former US Atty Joe DiGenova: Net Neutrality will not survive court challenge

    03/02/2015 9:15:42 AM PST · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    Speaking on WMAL this morning former US Atty and high powered DC lawyer Joe DiGenova said the FCC Net Neutrality rules will never come to be since they will never survive a court challenge. He added that "standing will never be an issue." He also believes that Gowdy's committe has damaging emails on HRC over Benghazi.
  • Vanity - How are the new GOP Senators and Congressman voting

    According to Conservative Review here are the grades for the New GOP: Senator: all new Senators elected with the exception Sen. Jim Risch has a score of 100. Risch has a score of 82. 29 of the all of the GOP senators have Ds or less. The two "tea party" female Senators - Ayotte and Fischer both have grades of F. House: Brat(VA-7) has a score of 100 Comstock (VA-10) score of 67 (D) Loudermilk (GA-11) score of 67 (D) Walker (NC-6) score of 67 (D) Stefanik (NY-21) score of 67 (D) McSally (AZ-2) score of 67 (D) Love (UT-4)...
  • Vanity - Anthony Horowitz Yet to be Titled Bond Novel to published September 8th

    02/25/2015 6:48:46 PM PST · by Perdogg · 8 replies
    02.25.2015
    Anthony Horowitz Authorized Bond novel is to be published on September 8th. The book is supposed incorporate unpublished Ian Fleming material. My guess is the material from Fleming's scrapbook. The Hardcopy and the Trade LP Paperback is already for sale on Amazon.
  • Swiss Guard: We are ready to defend Pope from ISIS

    02/24/2015 8:27:23 PM PST · by Perdogg · 17 replies
    The commander of the Pontifical Swiss Guard says the group of soldiers charged with protecting the Pope is on high alert and ready to act if any threat from ISIS materializes. “We are ready to intervene. Our job is security. and as gendarmes we are well organized. We are ready if anything happens,” said Cristoph Graf. At age 54, Graf is married with two children. Yet he and the other members of the Swiss Guard are willing to lay down their lives to protect the Holy Father. In an interview with the Italian daily Il Giornale, published on Feb. 18,...
  • Judge delays Feds’ Immigration Emergency Stay Motion to next week

    02/24/2015 3:33:59 PM PST · by Perdogg · 52 replies
    Yesterday the U.S. government filed an Emergency motion to stay the U.S. District Court’s temporary injunction putting Obama’s immigration executive action on hold. In its Emergency Motion, the Feds threatened that if U.S. District Court Judge Andrew S. Hanen did not grant the stay by the close of business on Wednesday, February 25, the Feds would seek an emergency stay from the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • After DHS Secretary Hyped Mall Threat, White House Repeatedly Downplays It

    02/24/2015 4:22:33 AM PST · by Perdogg · 11 replies
    Seven times on Monday, the Obama White House assured Americans that there is no "specific, credible plot against the Mall of America or any other domestic commercial shopping center here in the United States." In response to multiple questions, Obama spokesman Josh Earnest said Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson was just reminding Americans to "remain vigilant," when Johnson told the Sunday news shows that an al Qaeda-linked terror group, Al-Shabaab, is publicly calling for attacks on shopping malls in the United States, specifically the Mall of America in Minneapolis.
  • Ex-NBC Bureau Chief Backs Up O’Reilly’s Account of Falklands War Riot (Sorry David Corn fans)

    Two former CBS reporters have strongly disputed Bill O’Reilly‘s accounts of what happened one night when they covered a riot in Buenos Aires, but on The Factor tonight, O’Reilly brought on a former NBC News bureau chief who backed up his story. Don Browne was the NBC News Miami bureau chief at the time, and he oversaw the network’s Falklands coverage. And Browne told O’Reilly his account was accurate. As opposed to some of the other accounts, which have to some extent downplayed the danger, Browne said the situation “got progressively more intense” and there were demonstrations in Buenos Aires...
  • New information surfaces in Lyon Sisters case

    02/21/2015 4:50:17 PM PST · by Perdogg · 4 replies
    wdbj7 ^ | 02.21.2015
    Multiple reports say the main person of interest in the case, Lloyd Welch, told authorities he did in fact leave a Montgomery County Maryland mall with Katherine and Sheila Lyon in 1975. He also said he saw his uncle Richard Welch sexually assaulting one of the girls.
  • James O'Keefe Twitter: We have a new story..fear for my life.

    02/21/2015 10:22:17 AM PST · by Perdogg · 247 replies
    We have a story we’re going to release this coming week and I've never thought about this before but I am afraid for my life on this one.
  • Vanity - Advice on which handgun to buy

    02/19/2015 4:29:18 AM PST · by Perdogg · 115 replies
    I am looking to buy a handgun this weekend. Right now I am leaning towards a HK-VP9 or a Glock 26 or a Hammerless. I have never owned a handgun before and I will sign up for lessons once I purchase the weapon. Any good advice?
  • Pentagon Spokesman Resigns After New SecDef’s First Day on Job

    02/18/2015 3:50:46 PM PST · by Perdogg · 64 replies
    Navy Rear Admiral John Kirby, the press secretary of the Pentagon and they guy you always see explaining American military action on television, announced his sudden resignation today, one day after the new Secretary of Defense was sworn into office.
  • Yale's Canine Cognition Center Studying The Minds of Man's best friend

    02/17/2015 5:33:10 PM PST · by Perdogg · 20 replies
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Have you ever wondered what your dog is thinking?Researchers at Yale University are determined to find out. They’ve enrolled hundreds of dogs into an unusual testing program.
  • Cat knows how to make an entrance (H/T AOSHQ)

    02/17/2015 3:07:56 PM PST · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    Cat knows how to make an entrance (H/T AOSHQ)
  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E - Official Trailer (2015) Guy Ritchie, Henry Cavill Movie [HD]

    02/16/2015 2:44:44 PM PST · by Perdogg · 48 replies
    The Man from U.N.C.L.E - Official Trailer (2015) Guy Ritchie, Henry Cavill Movie
  • Ennio Morricone 'My Life In Music'

    02/15/2015 9:02:49 PM PST · by Perdogg · 24 replies
    The name Ennio Morricone has become synonymous with film, having provided the backdrop to countless classic movies. The Italian composer, orchestrator, conductor and former trumpet player is credited with writing the music for over 500 film and TV series and at 86 years old he still towers like a monolith above all others. It was for these reasons that I made my way to the O2 Arena for what must be one of his last UK performances.
  • Arnaud de Borchgrave, former Washington Times editor in chief, dies at 88

    02/15/2015 1:54:51 PM PST · by Perdogg · 34 replies
    Arnaud de Borchgrave, former editor in chief of The Washington Times and a celebrated foreign correspondent who covered 17 wars and became the confidant of dozens of world leaders, died Sunday at a hospice in Washington after a lengthy illness with cancer. He was 88.
  • Louis Jourdan, Star of ‘Octopussy,’ ‘Gigi,’ Dies at 93

    02/15/2015 1:43:56 PM PST · by Perdogg · 42 replies
    Louis Jourdan, who crafted a Hollywood acting career in the footsteps of fellow dapper Frenchmen Maurice Chevalier and Charles Boyer and is best remembered for the musical “Gigi” and as the villain in James Bond pic “Octopussy,” has died at 93. According to his friend and biographer Olivier Minne, he died Saturday at his home in Beverly Hills.
  • Our fluffy snow-loving creature - Nala compilation

    02/14/2015 7:19:09 PM PST · by Perdogg · 32 replies
    Nala is our 5 year old Norwegian Forest Cat / Maine Coon mix living in Norway
  • NYT Columnist Blames Scott Walker for Teacher Layoffs That Occurred Before He Was Governor

    02/14/2015 1:59:24 PM PST · by Perdogg · 30 replies
    There are two problems in this section of Collins's column: First, she accuses Walker of dishonesty, but she's just quibbling over semantics. Is it really inaccurate to describe someone named an "outstanding first-year teacher" by the Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English as a "teacher of the year" for short? I've never seen much of a difference: In the headline of this 2011 piece, I described Sampson as a "teacher of the year," but in the body of the piece I precisely described her award. Walker has been telling this story for four years, and no one thought his description...
  • Box Office Dominatrix: 'Fifty Shades' Surges Friday for Possible $85M U.S. Debut

    02/14/2015 5:35:59 AM PST · by Perdogg · 46 replies
    Fifty Shades of Grey is easily seducing the North American box office, where it's poised to gross north of $26 million Friday for a historic $75 million to $85 million debut over the long Valentine's Day and Presidents Day weekend. Universal's film adaptation of EL James' S&M-laced romance novel will easily best the $63.1 million launch of Valentine's Day in 2010 to tie up the best showing of all time for the holiday. The range of $75 million to $85 million indicates that no one is exactly sure how the movie will perform or how front-loaded it is since there...
  • Spectre: first official image of Daniel Craig on set

    02/14/2015 4:49:06 AM PST · by Perdogg · 38 replies
    BBC ^ | 12 February 2015 Last updated at 05:18 ET
    The first official image of Daniel Craig filming the new James Bond film Spectre has been released. The image shows Craig in dark glasses on top of a mountain, during one of the movie's major action sequences. Associate Producer, Gregg Wilson called the sequence "amazing", "spectacular" and a "jewel in the crown" of the film.
  • Son: Jerry Tarkanian, 84, has died

    02/11/2015 9:12:44 AM PST · by Perdogg · 24 replies
    Tarkanian, 84, had been hospitalized since Monday for a a respiratory ailment and infection.The towel-chewing coach, dubbed Tark the Shark, had been hospitalized three times in 10 months.He had a second heart attack last April and was treated for pneumonia in November.
  • 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Director: Working With EL James Was "Really, Really Frustrating" (Q&A)

    02/10/2015 4:09:33 PM PST · by Perdogg · 22 replies
    Like Fifty Shades of Grey's Anastasia Steele, Sam Taylor-Johnson was a wide-eyed innocent—she'd directed only one feature, 2009 indie Nowhere Boy—when she got hired to direct the much-anticipated big-screen adaptation of EL James' phenomenally successful erotic novel. But during an 18-month whirlwind ride, Taylor-Johnson explored the world of S&M, overcame casting troubles (Dakota Johnson stars opposite Irish actor Jamie Dornan, who replaced Charlie Hunnam) and endured daily battles with the book's highly opinionated author. Ahead of the film's Feb. 11 premiere at Berlinale, the 47-year-old British director and mother of four (she's married to actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson) reveals all the...
  • Hardy case dismissed as accuser no-shows, NFL still may weigh in

    02/09/2015 4:40:40 PM PST · by Perdogg · 3 replies
    The domestic-abuse case against Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy was dismissed on Monday because the court's witness refused to testify. Hardy was convicted at a bench trial on July 15 of misdemeanor charges of communicating threats and assaulting a female. The decision was immediately appealed and a jury trial date was set for November. After a continuance, Hardy's trial was rescheduled for Monday, but the court was never able to convince Hardy's ex-girlfriend to testify.
  • ‘Jupiter Ascending': 9 Terrible Reviews That Might Knock the Sci-Fi Movie Out of Audiences Orbit

    02/07/2015 12:40:09 PM PST · by Perdogg · 126 replies
    The Wachowski siblings’ “Jupiter Ascending” is not “The Matrix,” according to the majority of critics panning the science fiction spectacle starring Channing Tatum as an intergalactic bounty hunter and Mila Kunis as the oblivious heir to the universe. The Warner Bros. release has 31 percent “rotten” approval rating from 49 critics counted, so far, by Rotten Tomatoes. Unfortunately, even the 15 reviews the critic aggregator considers “fresh” aren’t very positive.
  • Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says he can't sleep because of Super Bowl's final play

    02/05/2015 3:30:47 PM PST · by Perdogg · 81 replies
    sbnation ^ | 02/05/2015
    Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll isn't sleeping well these days. Carroll and his offensive coaching staff made the infamous decision to pass the ball from New England's 1-yard line in the final seconds of Super Bowl XLIX, resulting in Russell Wilson throwing a game-ending interception.
  • Twitter: NHK: Jordan state TV announces they have executed Iraqi terrorist Sajida al-Rishawi

    NHK: Jordan state TV announces they have executed Iraqi terrorist Sajida al-Rishawi in response to killing of pilot Mu’ath al-Kaseasbeh— The Japan Times (@japantimes) February 4, 2015
  • Vanity - I started reading "Dune" by Frank Herbert last night

    02/02/2015 3:27:28 PM PST · by Perdogg · 176 replies
    I apologize for the vanity, but I know that FR is a community of avid readers. Last year, I read "The Hobbit", "The Lord of The Rings" and "The Silmarillion". I read that Arthur C Clarke referred to "Dune" as 'The Lord of the Rings' of Science Fiction. What are Freepers opinion of Dune (the book not the movie) and should I continue with the sequels? I saw the film 30 years ago, I remember receiving a sheet with a primmer at the movie theatre after buying a ticket. also, is there a Gothic horror equivalent to "Dune" of "Lord...
  • Copyright quirk leaves James Bond up for grabs in Canada

    02/01/2015 5:38:49 AM PST · by Perdogg · 8 replies
    Globe and Mail (CA) ^ | Published Friday, Jan. 23 2015, 3:10 PM EST | IAN BAILEY
    M aster spy James Bond, one of pop culture’s most iconic figures, is now available for dangerous assignments from Canadian writers, thanks to a copyright quirk that allows the writing and publication in Canada of original material based on Bond creator Ian Fleming’s work. As of Jan. 1, the original writings of Fleming, a former British naval intelligence agent who published 12 novels and nine stories featuring 007 between 1952 and 1966, have entered the public domain. That’s because Canada’s view of copyright is that it extends for 50 years after the death of a writer.
  • Junior Seau Among 5 Elected To NFL Hall of Fame

    01/31/2015 6:46:12 PM PST · by Perdogg · 49 replies
    Junior Seau, Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Charles Haley and Will Shields were elected Saturday to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The class of 2015, announced a day before the Super Bowl, also includes a pair of contributors, Bill Polian and Ron Wolf, along with senior selection Mick Tingelhoff. Five nominees were eliminated in the final vote: Tony Dungy, Kevin Greene, Marvin Harrison, Orlando Pace and Kurt Warner. Earlier Saturday, the selection committee reduced the list of 15 modern-day finalists by cutting Morten Andersen, Terrell Davis, John Lynch and coaches Don Coryell and Jimmy Johnson.
  • Officials say touchdown by Patriots T Nate Solder came on illegal play (NE v Indy)

    01/31/2015 7:56:13 AM PST · by Perdogg · 176 replies
    sporting news ^ | 01.30.15
    Deflate-gate isn't even behind us and already the Patriots are under more scrutiny. The touchdown New England tackle Nate Solder scored in the AFC Championship game apparently came on an illegal play, according to a The Boston Globe.
  • Teddy Bear the Porcupine Predicts Super Bowl XLIX Winner

    01/27/2015 4:23:45 PM PST · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    Can Teddy Bear the Porcupine accurately predict the winner of the Super Bowl for the FOURTH year in a row? Don't ever underestimate the power of po'pine prognostication! See who he picks to win Super Bowl XLIX (2015). Copyright 2015, Zooniversity LLC. Online sites are welcome to link to this address or embed with Google ads intact (no ad blocking). FILE COPYING IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED WITHO
  • Disney Eyeing Chris Pratt For Indiana Jones Revival

    01/27/2015 3:31:02 PM PST · by Perdogg · 41 replies
    Here’s one from the helluva good idea department. Marvel offerings are soaring, and Star Wars is being reinvigorated by director JJ Abrams. Now, Disney has just started to turn its attention to reviving the Indiana Indiana Jones bullwhipJones franchise after buying the rights from Paramount in 2013.
  • Johnny Depp Scores Lowest Wide Release Opening Since 1999

    01/24/2015 6:30:30 PM PST · by Perdogg · 41 replies
    “Mortdecai” is loosely translated into “10 deaths.” That’s an understatement. Johnny Depp’s terrible comedy marks his lowest wide release opening since 1999’s “Astronaut’s Wife”– that’s excluding limited releases of smaller non tentpole movies like “Finding Neverland” (a hit ultimately), “The Libertine” (a disaster), and “The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus” (a daffodil in the wind, box office wise).
  • Hope Solo reportedly let her husband drive a USWNT team car while drunk

    01/22/2015 4:05:41 PM PST · by Perdogg · 10 replies
    Hope Solo has been caught up in lots of legal issues recently, including being charged with domestic violence before her case was dropped. On Monday morning, she was in the car when her husband Jerramy Stevens was arrested for DUI. She wasn't suspended for either of these things, presumably because she wasn't convicted of a crime and didn't violate any specific team rules.
  • Eagles will reportedly try to trade up for Marcus Mariota

    01/20/2015 3:27:06 PM PST · by Perdogg · 24 replies
    According to NJ.com, the Eagles will try to trade up in the draft to select Heisman winning quarterback Marcus Mariota.
  • Source tells Bob Kravitz that Patriots may have deflated footballs in DeflateGate scandal

    01/19/2015 4:15:01 AM PST · by Perdogg · 151 replies
    WTHR ^ | Updated: Jan 19, 2015 6:34 AM EST
    A source within the NFL tells wthr.com's Bob Kravitz that the league is investigating the possibility that the Patriots deflated footballs in their 45-7 win over the Colts Sunday night. The source told Kravitz that officials took a ball out of play at one point and weighed it. A deflated football could potentially be easier to throw and catch in poor weather conditions than a properly inflated ball.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Screenwriter mysteriously killed in 1997 after finishing script..

    01/18/2015 11:09:34 AM PST · by Perdogg · 18 replies
    EXCLUSIVE: Screenwriter mysteriously killed in 1997 after finishing script that revealed the 'real reason' for US invasion of Panama had been working for the CIA... and both his hands were missing
  • Fox Plans 'Minority Report' TV Adaptation

    01/18/2015 7:01:53 AM PST · by Perdogg · 16 replies
    reboot of the popular sci-fi mystery film Minority Report is being developed as a TV series for Fox. The 2002 Steven Spielberg movie, starring Tom Cruise and loosely based on a short story by Philip K. Dick, takes place in Washington D.C. during the year 2054.
  • Fox Confirms ‘X-Files’ Reboot Talks, David Duchovny & Gillian Anderson To Return: Update

    01/18/2015 6:55:44 AM PST · by Perdogg · 35 replies
    UPDATED: Following the success of Fox’s 24 limited series, the network is looking to bring back another iconic drama series, The X-Files. Fox TV Group chairman Gary Newman today confirmed chatter that the network is in talks for a new installment of Chris Carter’s cult supernatural drama, which starred David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. Newman went on to say he was “hopeful” about the outcome.
  • Amazon's New Series 'The Man In The High Castle' Is Amazing

    01/17/2015 12:23:28 PM PST · by Perdogg · 30 replies
    http://paleofuture.gizmodo.com ^ | 01/15/2014 | Matt Novak
    What if the Allies had lost World War II, the Nazis had been first to develop the atomic bomb, and the Germans and Japanese had carved up control of United States? That's the premise of the new streaming series from Amazon, The Man in the High Castle — an adaptation of the 1962 book by the same name. And the show is fantastic.N