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  • First cougar seen in Kentucky since the Civil War is promptly shot dead

    12/19/2014 5:41:58 AM PST · by Scoutmaster · 137 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | December 18, 2014 | Josh Gardner
    A Fish and Wildlife official near Paris, Kentucky responded to the call about a young male mountain lion in a tree and though it best to 'dispatch it.' Once native to the state, cougars have not been spotted there since before the Civil War. An agency spokesman said, 'it seemed to be in very healthy condition' and that shooting it was the proper course of action An examination of a mountain lion killed by a Kentucky Fish and Wildlife official has found that it was a 125-pound male that appeared to be young and healthy.[CLIP]
  • Here is Eric Holder's video urging police restraint in Ferguson (Michael Unarmed Teen Brown)

    11/21/2014 12:40:42 PM PST · by Scoutmaster · 38 replies
    United States Department of Justice ^ | November 21, 2014 | Scoutmaster
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder appears in a video today on the Department of Justice website, urging police restraint in Ferguson, Missouri, where unarmed teen [drink] Michael Brown was killed by police officer Darren Wilson, and protester/rioters are waiting for the starting gun.The video is titled: "MAINTAINING PUBLIC SAFETY WHILE SAFEGUARDING CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS" In part of the video, Holder says:"It is vital to engage in planning and preparation, from evaluating protocols and training to choosing the appropriate equipment and uniforms," Holder says to law enforcement officials in the video. "This is the hard work that is necessary to preserve the...
  • 'I'm gonna lock your ass up': Footage emerges of Ferguson cop who killed Michael Brown . . .

    11/16/2014 8:47:24 AM PST · by Scoutmaster · 157 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | November 16. 2014 | Kieran Corcoran
    Darren Wilson was filmed last year threatening to arrest Mike Arman Told resident of Ferguson, Missouri, he was not allowed to film him Footage has emerged of Darren Wilson - the police officer who killed Michael Brown - threatening to arrest a man for filming him. The video shows Wilson approaching a resident in Ferguson, Missouri, and demanding that he put away his camera. [snip]The arrest was filmed in 2013, but was only posted online this week. It shows Wilson telling Mike Arman, a 30-year-old Ferguson resident, to put away his phone or be arrested. Wilson, thinking he is...
  • "Why I Am A Republican" - POWERFUL video by Black State Senator

    10/31/2014 12:54:00 PM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 27 replies
    YouTube and Free At Last PAC ^ | 2013 (his PAC is making anti-Dem videos now) | Elbert Guilory
    You really want to watch this video. This is a link you will forward to your friends. You may decide to bookmark it so you can watch it again. A black Louisiana State Senator explains to his black brothers and sisters why he switched his party affiliation to Republican [see my comments]. You'll think he subscribed to a Best of FR feed, except that nobody on FR has ever put together all of these if-you are-black-in-fact-if-you're-an-American reasons to be a Republican instead of a Democrat so simply and eloquently in such a tight capsule. I think you'll enjoy hearing what...
  • How Can Tiny Norway Afford to Buy So Many Teslas? [Subsidies and 'Carbon Laundering']

    10/20/2014 12:15:18 PM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 13 replies
    Stephen J. DUBNER: As you likely know, the American automobile company Tesla makes some of the most desirable–and expensive–electric cars in the world. The company is currently valued at roughly $31 billion. Compare that to the $55 billion market cap of the Ford Motor Company.Tesla, however, last year sold fewer than 25,000 cars while Ford sells more than 6 million vehicles a year, or roughly 240 vehicles for every single Tesla. Tesla currently has just one vehicle in production, the Model S luxury sedan. In the U.S. the starting price is a bit more than $70,000.Americans buy more Model S’s...
  • Obsessive Ex's Cyberstalking Gets Man Fired, Arrested

    10/18/2014 11:38:30 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 44 replies
    ABC News and 20/20 ^ | October 17, 2014 | Mollie Riegger and Alexa Valiente
    A St. Augustine, Florida, man is at ease now that his scorned ex-lover is behind bars. “I finally can breathe again,” Joe Good, 51, said in an exclusive interview with ABC News’ “20/20." “Now I don’t feel like every time I see a police car that, ‘Oh, they’re coming for me.’” Good’s former girlfriend of three years, Tawny Blazejowksi, 41, of St. Augustine would stop at nothing to ruin his life after the two broke up. Her web of lies eventually turned Good’s life into a really bad nightmare.She succeeded in getting him arrested three times and fired from his...
  • Scientists have found “hidden” brain activity that can indicate if a vegetative patient is aware

    10/17/2014 1:23:47 PM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 31 replies
    The new research could help doctors to quickly identify patients who are aware despite appearing unresponsive and unable to communicate. Researchers from University of Cambridge in the UK have identified hidden networks in vegetative patients that could support consciousness, even when a patient appear to be unresponsive. There’s been a lot of interest lately into how much patients in vegetative states, such as comas, are aware of their surroundings. Recently, research involving functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scanning has shown that even patients who are unable to respond or move are able to carry out mental tasks, such as imagining...
  • When Holding An Orphaned Baby Can Mean Contracting Ebola

    10/16/2014 7:52:28 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 6 replies
    NPR StoryCorps ^ | October 10, 2014 | NPR Staff
    Anne Purfield and Michelle Dynes are epidemiologists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They spent the past several weeks responding to the Ebola epidemic in the Kenema district of Sierra Leone, and recently returned to Atlanta. One of the many difficult aspects of working around the disease is not being able to comfort people who are grieving, Purfield and Dynes explain during a visit to StoryCorps in Atlanta. (Ebola is spread through contact with bodily fluids.) "You can't touch anyone," says Purfield, 37. "You can't comfort them." "Imagine losing 10 members of your family, and no one giving...
  • ISIS cancer spreading to North Africa

    10/14/2014 10:47:00 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 4 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 13, 2014 | Daniel Nisman
    Nearly two months after President Obama first vowed to eradicate ISIS, this cancer is spreading in North Africa — within striking distance of Europe’s soft underbelly.  On Sept. 15, a group of Algerian jihadists broke away from the Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb network to pledge allegiance to ISIS and its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The self-proclaimed “Soldiers of the Caliphate in Algeria” proved their worth days later, ambushing a group of French tourists in a popular Algerian national park, kidnapping and beheading one of them.  On Sept. 23, the new group Soldiers of the Caliphate in Egypt popped...
  • Netherlands says OK for biker gangs to fight ISIS

    10/14/2014 10:31:11 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 5 replies
    The Daily Star (Lebanon) ^ | October 14, 2014 | Agence France Presse
    THE HAGUE: The Dutch public prosecutor said Tuesday that motorbike gang members who have reportedly joined Kurds battling ISIS in Iraq are not necessarily committing any crime. "Joining a foreign armed force was previously punishable, now it's no longer forbidden," public prosecutor spokesman Wim de Bruin told AFP. "You just can't join a fight against the Netherlands," he told AFP after reports emerged that Dutch bikers from the No Surrender gang were fighting ISIS insurgents alongside Kurds in northern Iraq. The head of No Surrender, Klaas Otto, told state broadcaster NOS that three members who travelled to near Mosul in...
  • GOPs '404 Error' Page v. Democrats' '404 Error' Page (Vanity)

    10/14/2014 10:03:37 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 7 replies
    October 14, 2014 | Scoutmaster
    GOP.com 404 Error PageDemocrats.org 404 Error PageTry it. You'll like it.I didn't discover this on my own. Slate is running a story about the two different 404 Error pages and I don't care to direct clicks to Slate.
  • Doctors Without Borders reports that 9 of its health workers have died of Ebola

    10/14/2014 9:48:35 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 17 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | October 14, 2014 | AP
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — International aid organization Doctors Without Borders said that 16 of its staff members have been infected with Ebola and nine of them have died. Speaking at a press conference in Johannesburg Tuesday, the head of Doctors Without Borders in South Africa Sharon Ekambaram said medical workers have received inadequate assistance from the international community. She said that while many pledges had been made publicly they have not improved the situation in the affected countries. Juli Switala, a doctor working for the international aid organization who just returned from Sierra Leone, said the number of those who have...
  • Nurse accused of killing 38 patients she found annoying

    10/13/2014 3:37:31 PM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 13, 2014 | Yoav Gonen and David K. Li
    Cops arrested a nurse in northeast Italy in connection to the deaths of as many as 38 patients, who she might have killed because she found them — or their relatives — annoying, officials said. Police have the cell phone of Daniela Poggiali, 42, which included a photo she snapped a few months ago of her giving a thumbs up next to a patient who had died moments earlier, according to the Corriere di Bologna newspaper. “I can assure you in that all my professional years of seeing shocking photos, there were few such as these,” prosecutor Alessandro Mancini said.[SNIP]
  • Remains of Alexander the Great's Father Confirmed Found

    10/11/2014 9:03:49 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 21 replies
    Discovery.com News ^ | October 10, 2014 | Rossella Lorenzi
    A team of Greek researchers has confirmed that bones found in a two-chambered royal tomb at Vergina, a town some 100 miles away from Amphipolis's mysterious burial mound, indeed belong to the Macedonian King Philip II, Alexander the Great's father. The anthropological investigation examined 350 bones and fragments found in two larnakes, or caskets, of the tomb. It uncovered pathologies, activity markers and trauma that helped identify the tomb's occupants. Along with the cremated remains of Philip II, the burial, commonly known as Tomb II, also contained the bones of a woman warrior, possibly the daughter of the Skythian King...
  • American wins world poutine eating championship, Canadians heartbroken

    10/09/2014 11:06:18 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 78 replies
    Canadian Broadcasting Company ^ | October 6, 2014 | Lauren O'Neil
    Canada may be known for producing the very best poutine on earth (and for arguing vehemently against anyone who says otherwise!), but it would appear as though we're no match for our neighbours to the south when it comes to eating the stuff. This was proven amidst a cacophony of curds, gravy and fresh-cut fries on Saturday afternoon during the fifth annual World Poutine Eating Championship in Toronto. Considered to be the largest eating competition in Canada, the annual Smoke's Poutinerie-sponsored gorge-a-thon drew approximately 1,000 spectators to Toronto's Yonge-Dundas square this weekend — many of them eager to join in...
  • America's Worst Charities: #1 Kids Wish Network

    10/07/2014 8:28:05 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 18 replies
    Every year, Kids Wish Network raises millions of dollars in donations in the name of dying children and their families. Every year, it squanders almost every penny. The money gets diverted to enrich the charity’s operators and the for-profit companies Kids Wish hires to drum up donations. Sick children wind up with less than 3 cents of every dollar raised. That has been the formula for 16 years, ever since Kids Wish mimicked the respected Make-A-Wish Foundation and launched its relentless drive for money. In the past decade alone, Kids Wish has channeled nearly $110 million donated for sick children...
  • Behind Peterson's perfect image lay an imperfect human being

    10/06/2014 11:40:47 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 6 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | October 6, 2014 | Mike Kaszuba, Rochelle Olson and Paul McEnroe
    Adrian Peterson was the face of the Vikings and marketing magic, his brushes with the law and personal life ignored – until suddenly no one could look away.With a new season, a new coach and a $1 billion stadium on the way, the Minnesota Vikings turned to their undisputed star last summer to appear on the team’s yearbook cover: Adrian Peterson, standing confidently in a dirty purple jersey. In an accompanying interview, Peterson said it was easy being the public face of the Vikings because “I don’t really get into a lot of trouble.” Just a few weeks later, he...
  • Ebola Kills 8 Soldiers [Infected Concubine And Congested Barracks Blamed]

    10/06/2014 5:46:39 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 31 replies
    Liberian Daily Observer ^ | October 3, 2014 | C.Y. Kwanue
    At least eight soldiers, among them two commissioned officers and two medical staff, have reportedly lost their lives to the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD), the Daily Observer has reliably learnt. Those victimized by the EVD have been identified as, Private (PVT) Calvin Sackie, Corporals (Cpls) Florson Louise, Fanbiman Samuel, and Private First Class (Pfc) Anthony Sheriff. Others are Sergeant (Sgt) Kromah, who was assigned as the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) medic and another medic from the Ministry of National Defense (MOD) identified as Annitta Sackie. The two commissioned officers victimized by the EVD were up to press time...
  • Japanese zoo fails to breed two hyenas after both turned out to be male

    10/03/2014 3:25:19 PM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 63 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 3, 2014
    Zookeepers in Japan have abandoned a years-long attempt to have two spotted hyenas mate and reproduce as both turned out to be male. The Maruyama zoo in Sapporo, northern Japan, said in a statement this week that it was given the animals as a “male and female couple” in October 2010 from a zoo in the South Korean city of Daejon. “We have attempted to house them together for breeding many times but they often fought against each other and never engaged themselves in breeding behaviour,” the statement said.[SNIP]
  • Who wants to host 2022 Winter Olympics? Only 2 cities left in the race

    10/02/2014 7:50:28 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 57 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 1, 2014 | Liu Jin
    OSLO, Norway -- Oslo said it has dropped its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics after the Norwegian government declined Wednesday to provide financial backing, a move which leaves just two cities in a race that has been decimated by withdrawals. After Oslo's withdrawal, Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan are the only two cities left vying to host the 2022 Games. Members of the ruling Conservative party members voted against giving financial guarantees to the bid amid concerns the games would be too costly. The junior partner in the minority coalition voted against the bid four months ago, and polls have...
  • Australia passes security law, raising fears for press freedom

    10/01/2014 11:16:28 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster
    Reuters ^ | October 1, 2014 | Matt Siegel
    (Reuters) - The first of a series of security powers requested by Australia's government to combat Islamist militants passed through parliament on Wednesday, despite criticism that they could land journalists in jail for reporting on national security. Australia is increasingly concerned over the number of its citizens heading to Iraq and Syria to fight alongside radical Islamists, and police said they foiled a plot by the Islamic State group last month to behead a random Australian citizen. Conservative Prime Minister Tony Abbott has warned that the balance between freedom and security "may have to shift" in the wake of a...
  • Liberal doves run as war hawks

    09/30/2014 4:58:27 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | September 30, 2014 | James Hohman
    Democrat Kay Hagan didn’t mince words about the Iraq War during her 2008 Senate campaign against Republican Elizabeth Dole. “We need to get out of Iraq in a responsible way,” Hagan declared in May of that year. “We need to elect leaders who don’t invade countries without planning and stay there without an end.” Hagan is striking a different chord these days. Locked in a tough reelection battle, the first-term senator boasts that she’s more strongly supportive of airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant militants than her Republican challenger, Thom Tillis, and says she’s been pressing the...
  • Woman is heard screaming from her coffin after being ‘buried alive’

    09/27/2014 3:13:36 PM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 69 replies
    Metro UK ^ | September 27, 2014
    A cemetery worker got the fright of his life when he heard a woman screaming from inside her buried coffin. The man told police he could hear muffled shouts and banging coming from the plot of a 49-year-old woman who had been pronounced dead and buried that day. Workers and cemetery visitors frantically dug up the coffin and smashed it open, however they were too late and the woman had died. Police visited the Peraia cemetery near Thessaloniki in Greece, however a doctor who examined her body at the scene claimed she had been dead for hours and could not...
  • Texas football team drug testing rate doubles under Charlie Strong

    09/25/2014 12:20:21 PM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 6 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | September 24, 2014 | Brian Davis
    The number of drug tests administered to University of Texas football players has skyrocketed under first-year coach Charlie Strong, according to university data obtained by the American-Statesman through an open records request. According to university records, an average of 104 tests were administered annually to football players from 2010 to 2013, the last four years under former coach Mack Brown. A total of 188 tests were administered the first eight months this year under Strong. At an annualized rate, that’s more than double the previous four years.
  • Clovis police officer under investigation for excessive force accusation

    09/19/2014 10:42:01 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 12 replies
    News Channel 10, Amarillo, TX ^ | September 18, 2014 | None listed
    Amarillo, TX - An incident involving a Clovis (NM) police officer accused of using excessive force is receiving a lot of attention. A video recently released shows what happen during the traffic stop. The officer in question is Brent Aguilar. He placed Jorge Corona under arrest during a traffic stop for concealing ID. According to a local attorney, that was just the first mistake. Dan Lindsey says the second mistake was slamming Jorge Corona to the ground when he was not resisting or evading an officer. "Jorge was falsely accused of concealing his ID, falsely arrested, falsely slammed to the...
  • Federal Appeals Court Rebukes Florida Cops for Using SWAT-Style Raids to Check Barbers' Licenses

    09/18/2014 6:11:42 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 52 replies
    Reason.com ^ | September 17, 2014 | Jacob Sullum
    Today a federal appeals court rebuked police in Orange County, Florida, for mounting a warrantless, SWAT-style raid on a barbership under the pretense of assisting state inspectors. "We have twice held, on facts disturbingly similar to those presented here, that a criminal raid executed under the guise of an administrative inspection is constitutionally unreasonable," says the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. "We hope that the third time will be the charm." On August 19, 2010, two inspectors from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) visited the Strictly Skillz Barbershop in Orlando...
  • Police: 16-year-old girl, with baby nearby, killed man over PS4

    09/17/2014 1:42:44 PM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 46 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | September 15, 2007 | Mike Morris
    Two people are in custody for the fatal shooting of a man during what Sandy Springs police said was the attempted theft of a video gaming system the victim was trying to sell on Craigslist. The alleged shooter in the Friday night incident is a 16-year-old girl whose 16-month-old baby was only feet away at the time of the robbery and shooting, according to Sandy Springs police Sgt. Ron Momon. Daniel John Zeitz, 28, of Roswell, had listed a PS4 gaming system for sale on Craigslist, and about 9:30 p.m., went to the parking lot of an apartment on Treelodge...
  • King Richard III's Final Moments Were Quick & Brutal

    09/17/2014 12:39:21 PM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 94 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 17, 2014 | Stephanie Pappas
    Richard III's last moments were likely quick but terrifying, according to a new study of the death wounds of the last king of England to die in battle. The last king of the Plantagenet dynasty faced his death at the Battle of Bosworth Field on Aug. 22, 1485, only two years after ascending the throne. The battle was the deciding clash in the long-running Wars of the Roses, and ended with the establishment of Henry Tudor as the new English monarch. But Richard III's last moments were the stuff of legend alone, as the king's body was lost until September...
  • When Boy Scout Dies Before Achieving Highest Rank, Troop Completes Project for Him

    09/10/2014 6:31:54 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 17 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | September 8, 2014 | Suzan Clarke
    Noah Cornuet was a gentle giant and the ultimate Boy Scout. He was so committed to scouting that he was determined to ascend to the highest rank any Boy Scout could achieve: Eagle Scout. Noah, 16, never realized his dream. On Aug. 6, the high school athlete from Lower Burrell, Pa., collapsed after football practice and died. It was later revealed that Noah had a rare heart tumor. He’d had no symptoms and there was no indication that he had a heart condition, his family said. At the time of his death, Noah was deeply involved in his Eagle scout...
  • Welcome to Red-ing festival: Thousands descend on Dutch city for International Redhead Day [snip]

    09/08/2014 11:08:08 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 31 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | September 7, 2014 | Wills Robinson
    Auburn, strawberry blonde, red, whatever the shade of hair, thousands of redheads were present at today's international Redhead Day. Ginger-haired people from all over the world gathered in the city of Breda, The Netherlands, for 'Roodharigendag' - the annual day where everything beautiful about the flame-haired population is celebrated. The festival started in 2005 when Dutch painter Bart Rouwenhorst decided he wanted to paint 15 redheads. He advertised for models and received 150 replies. Gradually over time, the festival has grown in popularity, with around 5,000 people attending the gatherings every year.
  • Arrest Rate in California Senate Higher Than Rate in All of State' Cities

    08/28/2014 12:26:15 PM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 5 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | August 26, 2014 | Phillip Reese
    Three of the 40 members of the California State Senate have been arrested this year, more than double the statewide arrest rate and higher than the rate in any of California's 25 largest cities. State Senator Ron Calderon was arrested in February for allegedly taking bribes. State Senator Leland Yee was arrested in March for allegedly trafficking in firearms and taking bribes. State Senator Ben Hueso was arrested Friday on suspicion of drunk driving charges. A fourth senator, Roderick Wright, was convicted of perjury and voter fraud charges in January but was arrested prior to this year. [SNIP]
  • "Transgender” is a Mental Illness and Should be Treated as such

    08/25/2014 7:45:12 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 19 replies
    The New Observer ^ | August 22, 2014 | TNO Staff
    Full title: "Transgender” is a Mental Illness and Should be Treated as such: Former Johns Hopkins Chief Psychiatrist The “transgender” craze currently being promoted by the controlled mass media as “the next civil rights frontier” is in fact a mental illness and its promotion is aiding and abetting mental disorders, the former chief psychiatrist for the Johns Hopkins Hospital has said. Dr. Paul R. McHugh, who is currently Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at the world-famous hospital, also said that sex changes were “biologically impossible” and that those doctors who “promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and promoting a...
  • Advertisement removed after resident expresses offense [offending word: bacon]

    08/23/2014 3:00:27 PM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 106 replies
    WPTZ.com ^ | April 23, 2014 | Hannah McDonald
    WINOOSKI, Vt. —A sign on a lamp post at the bottom of the Winooski Circle displayed the words "Yield [for] Sneakers Bacon" until Friday morning. The bistro owners took it down. It got there as part of "Operation Bloom." A city program put it in place to keep its flower beds beautiful. If businesses do some gardening they can post an advertisement where they do it, but the word "bacon" on the Sneakers Bistro sign started a discussion about diversity on the Winooski Front Porch Forum. It started with a post from one woman who wrote that the sign was...
  • Severed Snake Head Kills Chef Cooking Cobra Soup

    08/23/2014 7:44:16 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 57 replies
    International Business Times ^ | August 23, 2014 | Aaron Akinyemi
    Chinese chef Peng Fan died after the severed head of a spitting cobra bit him 20 minutes after being cut off A chef cooking a soup dish from cobra flesh died in China after he was bitten by the snake's head – 20 minutes after it was cut off. Peng Fan was preparing the rare Asian delicacy from the Indochinese spitting cobra when the snake's severed head bit him with venom as he was throwing it into the bin, The Mirror reported. Peng died before he could be treated in hospital with life-saving anti-venom, police said. "It is a highly...
  • The Bizarre Life (and Death) of "Mr. Organic"

    08/09/2014 11:45:44 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 37 replies
    New Republic ^ | August 8, 2014 | Maria McGrath
    J.I. Rodale, the godfather of the locavore trend, was a paranoid anti-vaxxer, tooOn June 7, 1971, Jerome Irving Rodale appeared on "The Dick Cavett Show." The elder statesman of a growing organic food trend, he gushed about the health benefits of his diet, boasting that he “never felt better” and that he “decided to live to a hundred.” But after a commercial break, as Cavett interviewed his second guest, what sounded like a loud snore rose from Rodale’s end of the couch. The audience twittered, thinking that he was pulling a prank. But Cavett knew. When he looked over at...
  • Giant anteaters kill two hunters in Brazil

    07/26/2014 7:46:12 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 49 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 25, 2014 | Kerry Sheridan
    Washington (AFP) - Giant anteaters in Brazil have killed two hunters in separate incidents, raising concerns about the animals' loss of habitat and the growing risk of dangerous encounters with people, researchers said. The long-nosed, hairy mammals are not typically aggressive toward people and are considered a vulnerable species by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), largely due to deforestation and human settlements that encroach on their territory. [snip]
  • The Tuesday List - Top 10 Greatest Scientists Of All Time

    06/24/2014 6:41:08 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 55 replies
    Biography Online ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    Top 10 Greatest ScientistsA list of the top 10 scientists of all time. 1. Sir Isaac Newton. (1642-1726) Newton was a polymath who made investigations into a whole range of subjects including mathematics, optics, physics, and astronomy. In his Principia Mathematica, published in 1687, he laid the foundations for classical mechanics, explaining law of gravity and the Laws of Motion.2. Louis Pasteur. (1822 – 1895)Contributed greatly towards the advancement of medical sciences developing cures for rabies, anthrax and other infectious diseases. Also enabled process of pasteurisation to make milk safer to drink. Probably saved more lives than any other...
  • The Tuesday List - Ten Inventions That Changed The World

    06/17/2014 11:35:24 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 66 replies
    Stuff of Genius ^ | June 24, 2013 | Ed Grabianowski
    If you think that the world's greatest inventions came from the fevered minds of solitary geniuses, think again. As you scan this list of the 10 inventions that changed the world, note how many of them perfected workable designs. 10. Plow Compared to some of the gleaming, electronic inventions that fill our lives today, the plow doesn't seem very exciting. It's a simple cutting tool used to carve a furrow into the soil, churning it up to expose nutrients and prepare it for planting. Yet the plow is probably the one invention that made all others possible. No one knows...
  • Alleged payoffs bolstered Qatar WC bid

    06/01/2014 5:36:20 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 3 replies
    ESPNFC.com ^ | June 1, 2014 | Associated Press
    A former member of FIFA's executive committee was accused on Sunday of making payments totalling $5 million to senior football officials in return for support for Qatar's successful bid for the 2022 World Cup. British newspaper The Sunday Times claims that it has obtained millions of secret documents proving that Mohamed Bin Hammam, a Qatari national and former FIFA vice president, was lobbying on his country's behalf ahead of the vote in December 2010. Under a front-page headline of "Plot to buy the World Cup," the newspaper alleges that Bin Hammam made dozens of payments to top football officials in...
  • Tuesday List - Toys in the Toy Hall of Fame

    05/20/2014 7:06:34 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 63 replies
    National Toy Hall of Fame ^ | May 20, 2014 | Scoutmaster
    The National Toy Hall of Fame, established in 1998, recognizes toys that have inspired creative play and enjoyed popularity over a sustained period. Each year, the prestigious hall inducts new honorees and showcases both new and historic versions of classic toys beloved by generations. Anyone can nominate a toy to the National Toy Hall of Fame. Final selections are made on the advice of historians, educators, and other individuals who exemplify learning, creativity, and discovery through their lives and careers.Toys and year of induction: 2013ChessRubber Duck 2012DominoesStar Wars Action Figures 2011BlanketDollhouseHot Wheels 2010Playing CardsThe Game of Life 2009BallBig WheelNintendo Game...
  • The Tuesday List - 50 Greatest Movie Quotes of All Time

    05/06/2014 6:35:43 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 197 replies
    50. Houston, we have a problem. (Apollo 13, 1995) 49. It’s alive! It’s alive! (Frankenstein, , 1931) 48. Well, nobody’s perfect. 47. Shane. Shane. Come back! (Shane, 1953) 46. Oh, Jerry, don’t let’s ask for the moon. We have the stars. (Now, Voyager) [SM: Schmaltziest ending in a movie; Features a young Ronald Reagan as a drunken Irish stable boy) 45. Stella! Hey, Stella! (A Streetcar Named Desire, 1951) 44. I see dead people. (The Sixth Sense, 1999) 43. We'll always have Paris. (Casablanca, 1942) 42. Plastics. (The Graduate, 1967) 41. We Rob Banks. (Bonnie and Clyde, 1967) 40. My...
  • There is a phrase that floats around college campuses, Princeton being no exception, that threatens

    05/05/2014 3:10:03 PM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 65 replies
    http://theprincetontory.com/main/checking-my-privilege-character-as-the-basis-of-privilege/ ^ | Tal Fortgang '17 / April 2, 2014 and not "anonymous on pastebin"
    There is a phrase that floats around college campuses, Princeton being no exception, that threatens to strike down opinions without regard for their merits, but rather solely on the basis of the person that voiced them. “Check your privilege,” the saying goes, and I have been reprimanded by it several times this year. The phrase, handed down by my moral superiors, descends recklessly, like an Obama-sanctioned drone, and aims laser-like at my pinkish-peach complexion, my maleness, and the nerve I displayed in offering an opinion rooted in a personal Weltanschauung. “Check your privilege,” they tell me in a command that...
  • Belmar's Sandy debris removal costs questioned by federal auditors

    05/05/2014 7:43:22 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 4 replies
    NJ.com (True Jersey) ^ | April 30, 2014 | Erin O'Neill
    Federal auditors are questioning more than $500,000 in Hurricane Sandy debris removal costs in Belmar, saying the town awarded two contracts that did not comply with federal rules and lacked paperwork to support other expenses. The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General today released its findings about the hard-hit Monmouth County borough, marking the third time a federal audit of a Jersey Shore town’s debris removal work following the storm has been made public. The way two contractors charged for cleanup work accounted for more than half of the expenses flagged in Belmar’s audit. Federal auditors said Belmar...
  • NJ has distributed less than 25 percent of Sandy aid

    05/05/2014 7:00:35 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 7 replies
    NJ.com (True Jersey) ^ | May 4, 2014 | Erin O'Neill
    Though the federal government allocated more than $1.8 billion in Hurricane Sandy disaster relief aid for New Jersey more than a year ago, less that a quarter has been distributed to cash-strapped residents struggling to rebuild, according to a new state report. State officials, however, say they are making considerable progress with recovery programs, addressing concerns and making changes where needed to speed up the delivery of aid. But advocates claim a botched rollout of major housing recovery programs has taken its toll on distributing funding more quickly. More than $1.3 billion of federal aid is "in the pipeline or...
  • Condoleezza Rice Backs out of Rutgers Commencement

    05/03/2014 10:26:08 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 35 replies
    ABC News (AP) ^ | May 3, 2013 | AP
    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has backed out of delivering the commencement address at Rutgers University following protests by some faculty and students over her role in the Iraq War. Rice said in a statement Saturday that she informed Rutgers President Robert Barchi that she was declining the invitation to speak at the graduation. "Commencement should be a time of joyous celebration for the graduates and their families," Rice said. "Rutgers' invitation to me to speak has become a distraction for the university community at this very special time." The school's board of governors had voted to pay $35,000...
  • Watch rare video footage of the 1919 World Series (Black Sox)

    05/03/2014 10:09:27 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 11 replies
    CBS Sports.com ^ | May 1, 2014 | Matt Snyder
    For the baseball fan who loves history, this is pretty awesome. From Dawson City Museum and Historical Society Collection as well as Library and Archives Canada comes some actual video footage of the notorious 1919 World Series (or the "world's series" as it was known at the time) between the Chicago White Sox and Cincinnati Reds. It's difficult to tell what exactly in happening in several portions of the video and there is no audio, but that's not really what it's all about, is it? Check this out:British Canadian Pathé News, 81A: [1919 World Series excerpt]Great stuff. Seasoned baseball minds...
  • Penn State starting to get the surprises that come with James Franklin's hire: David Jones

    05/01/2014 11:13:45 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 6 replies
    PennLive ^ | May 1, 2014 | David Jones
    It was a couple of weeks ago during that beautiful day of the Blue-White game and I was taking goofy videos of tailgaters consuming the sunshine and other things. The mood was festive. One of the young adults who I featured in a video asked me with enthusiasm how I felt about James Franklin. He was on a recruiting roll. I said levelly that I would've chosen deposed Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak instead but we'll see how it goes. The guy contorted his face as if I'd just offered him a bowl of Brussels sprouts. "Are you kidding?" he...
  • Senate Abandons Plan to Force Transparency on White House’s Drone Use

    04/30/2014 1:58:01 PM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 9 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 29, 2014 | Beckett Adams
    The U.S. Senate on Monday killed a measure that would have forced the Obama administration to provide the public with information each year on the number of persons killed or injured overseas in targeted strikes.Congress’ decision to abandon the measure, which would have been included in a larger intelligence bill, marks the latest in the federal government’s longstanding tradition of keeping information regarding targeted strikes, which are typically carried out by unmanned drones, from the public eye. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper in a letter to the Senate warned that the measure would compromise U.S. intelligence operations overseas, the...
  • Italian judges report that convicted Amanda Knox killed roommate with knife . . .

    04/30/2014 8:22:00 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 82 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 29, 2014 | Bill Hutchinson
    The appellate court in Florence on Tuesday issued a 337-page explanation for its January guilty verdicts against the American and her former boyfriend Rafaelle Sollecito. American beauty Amanda Knox slit her roommate’s throat with a knife in a fit of rage over being accused of stealing money, the Italian court that convicted her explained Tuesday. The former exchange student from Seattle delivered the fatal slash as cohorts restrained victim Meredith Kercher during a 2007 drug-fueled get together, the judicial panel in Florence asserted in a 337-page document. In their lengthy dissertation explaining the “motivation” behind their guilty verdict, the judges...
  • The Tuesday List: Top 10 The Big Bang Theory Running Gags

    04/29/2014 6:58:16 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 105 replies
    watchmojo.com ^ | December 3, 2013 | Rebecca Brayton
    10. Raj and Howard are gay.9. Howard's Masters degree.8. Soft Kitty.7. You're in my spot.6. Video chat with Raj's parents.5. Bazinga!4. Raj's selective mutism (women/alcohol).3. Mrs. Wolowitz.2. Three knocks.1. The roommate agreement.For more information and a few chuckles, please watch the video. What's missing from the list? Is the order of the list correct?