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  • Weather Service stops receiving satellite data, issues notice about forecast quality

    10/22/2014 3:01:51 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10-22-2014 | Jason Samenow
    Since at least Tuesday, satellite data – an important input to weather prediction models – has stopped flowing into the National Weather Service due to an apparent network outage. At 1 p.m. today, the National Weather Service’s National Center for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) issued the following statement warning the outage could impact forecast quality: NCEP HAS NOT RECEIVED A FULL FEED OF SATELLITE DATA FOR INPUT INTO THE NUMERICAL MODELS SINCE 22/0000Z…POTENTIALLY IMPACTING THE MODEL FORECASTS.NESDIS AND NCEP ARE INVESTIGATING THE ROOT CAUSE OF THE ISSUE. ONCE THE SITUATION IS RESOLVED ANOTHER MESSAGE WILL FOLLOW.
  • Since 12/7, Texas has added 1.3 million jobs. The other 49 states lost about a million. (BLS.gov)

    10/22/2014 3:01:35 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | 10-22-2014 | Mark J. Perry
    Since December 2007 when the Great Recession started, Texas civilian employment has increased by 12% and by more than 1.32 million jobs, from just over 11 million jobs in December 2007 to 12.32 million in September of this year (see blue line in chart). In contrast, civilian employment in the other 49 states without Texas is still 0.73% and almost one million jobs below the December 2007 level (see red line in chart) – 134.27 million non-Texas jobs in September vs. 135.26 million in December 2007. It’s also important to note that while job growth in Texas slowed considerably in...
  • 'Goodfellas' Actor Claims 'Simpsons' Stole His Likeness in Lawsuit

    10/22/2014 3:01:30 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 23 replies
    nbc news ^ | 10-22-2014 | MARIA ELENA FERNANDEZ
    Twenty-three years after "The Simpsons" introduced the Springfield Mafia, actor Frank Sivero has filed a $250 million lawsuit against Fox Television Studios for basing one of the three animated "wiseguys" on his "Goodfellas" character Frankie Carbone. Silvero claims in a lawsuit filed on Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court that in 1989 he lived in a Sherman Oaks apartment next door to "The Simpsons" writers and that "Simpsons" producer James L. Brooks was “highly aware of who Sivero was, the fact that he created the role of Frankie Carbone, and that 'The Simpsons' character Louie would be based on this...
  • Ob-A-Ma E-Bo-La (Sung to the tune of Ob La Di Ob La Da - the Beatles)

    10/22/2014 1:36:27 PM PDT · by zencycler · 5 replies
    self | 10/22/2014 | self
    Sung to the tune of Ob La Di Ob La Da (Beatles) Barry has a problem travelling every place Michelle is the singer in his band Barry says to Michelle “girl I like your face” And Michelle says this when she will not touch his hand Ob-a-ma E-bo-la where you been, O? La-la, I want my life to go on Ob-a-ma E-bo-la where you been, O? La-la, I want my life to go on Barry says don’t worry, we can travel more Hopes his party parrots everything Tries to sell his BS when he speaks some more And as he...
  • High Definition Photos of UFO's Caught by NASA:

    Usually photos of UFO's are blurry but this NASA photo is in high resolution.
  • Nigeria talks with Boko Haram but no sign of girls' release

    10/22/2014 11:55:06 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    Reuters India ^ | 10-23-2014 | Emma Farge and Lanre Ola
    Nearly a week after Nigeria announced a ceasefire deal with Boko Haram, which it said would include the release of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist group, there is still no sign of the girls being freed. Talks took place this week between the government and the Islamist militant group in the Chadian capital, but they are shrouded in secrecy. A series of attacks blamed on Boko Haram fighters since the announcement, meanwhile, has raised doubts over government claims of a truce. Nigeria's precipitous announcement, seemingly for domestic political reasons ahead of elections next February, could jeopardise the...
  • A Republican Senate Means Changing the Chairmen

    10/22/2014 11:34:34 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 19 replies
    abc / ap ^ | 10-22-2014 | DONNA CASSATA
    Obama, the former Illinois senator, knows what it will mean for the last two years of his presidency. "If we lose the Senate, for one thing, the way this Senate's been operating, they could end up blocking all my appointments so that I can't get the people I want to be in a position to move my agenda forward," he said in an interview last week on the "Rickey Smiley Morning Show." ''If we lose the Senate, I guarantee you they're going to try to roll back health care legislation again." The new committees would be filled in January or...
  • MARS NEEDS WOMEN, claims NASA pseudo 'naut: They eat less

    10/22/2014 10:42:37 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 40 replies
    Thr Register ^ | 10-21-2014 | Brid-Aine Parnell
    Women, not men, should form the crew of the first personned mission to Mars, according to boffin and pretend NASA-naut Kate Greene. Greene, the crew writer for one of NASA’s HI-SEAS (Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation) pretendy Martian mission, said in an article for Slate that female astronauts are better equipped for the trip to the Red Planet, and would cost a lot less to send there. During her own simulation, she blogged her experience and also ran a sleep study on participants using sensor armbands from BodyMedia, which also provided estimates of daily and weekly caloric expenditure. According...
  • Cuomo Sells 945 Copies of Book; Paid Over $700,000 Advance

    10/22/2014 8:49:56 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 46 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | BY DANIEL HALPER
    Cuomo Sells 945 Copies of Book; Paid Over $700,000 Advance BY DANIEL HALPER Andrew Cuomo's book is a dud. The memoir, released last week, has sold 945 hardcover copies in its first week of sales, Amy Chozick of the New York Times reports. "Andrew Cuomo's memoir sold 945 hardcovers in first week on shelves, according to BookScan. That's right, guys, 945 copies," writes Chozick on Twitter.
  • Hipster Craft Brewery Causes Count Chocula Shortage

    10/22/2014 7:12:55 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Octobeer 22, 2014 | Eric Owens
    If you of a certain age, you may remember the great American heyday of kids’ breakfast cereals. It was a glorious time — a time when supermarket aisles as long as basketball courts teemed with boxes of sugary goodness and when we were all free to buy Count Chocula cereal every day of the year.Those days are long gone. Still, since 2010, Americans have at least been able to look forward to seasonal distribution of Count Chocula cereal — and Franken-Berry, and Boo-Berry — during the September and October run-up to Halloween.Now, even this tradition is imperiled because some hipster...
  • $4.10 Per Pound: Ground Beef Price Climbs to Another Record High

    10/22/2014 7:50:57 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 48 replies
    cns news ^ | 10-22-2014
    The average price for a pound of ground beef climbed to another record high--$4.096 per pound--in the United States in September, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In August, according to BLS, the average price for a pound of all types of ground beef topped $4 for the first time--hitting $4.013.  In September, the average price jumped .083 cents, an increase of 2.1 percent in one month. A year ago, in September 2013, the average price for a pound of ground beef was $3.502 per pound. Since then, it has climbed 59.4 cents--or about...
  • I can smell the donkey squeal and see November from my house

    10/22/2014 7:01:26 AM PDT · by Drango · 41 replies
    Oct 22, '14 | Drango
    Vectors pointing to a GOP win and I want to wish Harry by-by.
  • More Ebola Test Reports Despite AP Blackout & other news [vanity]

    10/22/2014 6:53:06 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 16 replies
    -- Two battle ground senate race fiascos: NC and NH -- -- Gov. Scott Walker Accidentally Vindicated Before Election -- -- Despite the AP news blackout, several ebola screenings being reported anyway -- -- Trade Deficit Worse than Ever? -- -- Volunteers go door-to-door ‘ballot harvesting’ in Colorado -- -- POLL 'SHOCK': WOMEN WANT REPUBLICANS -- -- Israel-Hatred on Broadway -- -- War Drums, Russia v NATO. Planes, subs, escalation. -- [Much more, including weird news] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Earlier highlights: The most cynical political move in US history [Ebola Outbreak in US a 'myth' -- he can't possibly know.] CRUZ: CONGRESS...
  • Palin: Tina Brown’s ‘A Day Late and a Dollar Short’

    10/22/2014 6:23:29 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 22 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | October 21 2014 | Breitbart TV
    In an appearance on the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” on Monday, former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) argued that Daily Beast founder Tina Brown was “a day late and a dollar short” with her comments that President Barack Obama makes women feel “unsafe.”
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 8]

    10/22/2014 5:58:10 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 22 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Bye teams: New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers Thursday, Oct. 23 San Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26 Detroit Lions vs. Atlanta Falcons (London), 9:30 a.m. St. Louis Rams vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m. Houston Texans vs. Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m. Minnesota Vikings vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. Seattle Seahawks vs. Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m. Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. Miami Dolphins vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m. Chicago Bears vs. New England Patriots, 1 p.m. Buffalo Bills vs. New York Jets, 1 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles vs. Arizona Cardinals, 4:05 p.m. Oakland Raiders...
  • Supporting FRee Republic ~ October 2014

    10/22/2014 5:22:55 AM PDT · by beachn4fun · 7 replies
    October 22, 2014 | Me
    Disclaimer: I am not a member of the "FR fundraising committee". I just wanted to challenge my "RED" blooded Marylanders to pony up to keep Free Republic going. I noticed that Maryland is moving up in the total donations chart. We are now #6 over VA @ #10, which is encouraging, BUT, CA is #2. WTH? Are we more liberal than CA? I know we're not as wealthy as most Californians, but come on Marylanders, show your determination to make a change.Give $1, $2, $5, or $10 to help Jim get the facts out.
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - October 22, 2014

    10/22/2014 2:51:58 AM PDT · by sneakers · 9 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning to the airwaves, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will continue to meet in our usual spot as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, so stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • LA area Port Traffic in September: Imports Highest since 2006, Exports Soft

    10/21/2014 10:57:27 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    Calculated Risk Blog ^ | 10-21-2014 | Bill McBride
    Container traffic gives us an idea about the volume of goods being exported and imported - and possibly some hints about the trade report for September since LA area ports handle about 40% of the nation's container port traffic. Usually imports peak in the July to October period as retailers import goods for the Christmas holiday, and then decline sharply and bottom in February or March (depending on the timing of the Chinese New Year). Imports were up 10.6% year-over-year in September, exports were down 5.6% year-over-year. This might suggest retailers are expecting a happy holiday season.
  • Frequently Asked Questions - Supreme Court of the United States

    10/21/2014 10:34:32 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 3 replies
    How long is the term of a Supreme Court Justice? The Constitution states that Justices "shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour." This means that the Justices hold office as long as they choose and can only be removed from office by impeachment. Has a Justice ever been impeached? The only Justice to be impeached was Associate Justice Samuel Chase in 1805. The House of Representatives passed Articles of Impeachment against him; however, he was acquitted by the Senate. Who decides how many Justices are on the Court? Have there always been nine? The Constitution places the power to determine...
  • “Orange is the New Black” Stars Design Shirts for Planned Parenthood

    10/21/2014 7:06:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Life News ^ | 10.21.14 | Sarah Zagorski
    Orange is the New Black stars have partnered with Planned Parenthood, the nations largest abortion business, in their campaign “Women are Watching.” The campaign is intended to get women to the polls and vote for pro-abortion politicians this November. Selenis Leyva and Natasha Lyonne helped designed t-shirts that read, “I am one of the 99% of women who have used birth control,” on the front and “It’s my business. Not politicians’” on the back. organgeisthenewblackSelenis Leyva said, “It’s hard to believe that there are still politicians trying to take away our access to birth control. This is not a controversial...
  • Billy Boyd Sings Us Goodbye After Peter Jackson's Final Battle

    10/21/2014 1:48:03 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 22 replies
    Movie pilot ^ | by Sarah GibsonStaff ⋅ Posted on October 21st, 2014 at 10:03am
    Remember when the The Lord Of The Rings saga ended 11 years ago, with Billy Boyd - Pippin, no less - singing out the closing credits with "Pippin's Song"? Well, coming full circle, The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies is about to witness the very same ending...
  • Rare Roman inscription unearthed in Jerusalem

    10/21/2014 1:35:20 PM PDT · by dware · 10 replies
    AFP via Yahoo! News ^ | 10.21.2014 | AFP via Yahoo! News
    Jerusalem (AFP) - Israeli archaeologists on Tuesday unveiled a 2,000-year-old commemorative stone inscription dedicated to Roman Emperor Hadrian, which researchers say sheds light on the Jewish revolt against the ancient empire.
  • Ebola Plush Toys Fly Off the Shelf for Connecticut Company

    10/21/2014 1:16:46 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 48 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 20, 2014 | Barbara Goldberg
    Ebola plush toys fly off the shelf for Connecticut company It may be the only time you will find these words in the same sentence: "Ebola" and "Add to Wishlist." Giantmicrobes Inc., which makes a line of plush toys based on viruses and other microscopic organisms, has sold out its entire Ebola stock, including the small Ebola doll for $9.95, a Gigantic Ebola doll for $29.95 and an Ebola Petri Dish toy for $14.95, according to the company's website. "Since its discovery in 1976, Ebola has become the T. Rex of microbes," says the Stamford, Connecticut-based maker of the "uniquely...
  • Roman gladiators' diet probably not what you'd expect, researchers find

    10/21/2014 12:59:30 PM PDT · by dware · 40 replies
    Newser via Fox News ^ | 10.21.2014 | Jenn Gidman
    You'd figure a typical Roman gladiator to be a real meat-and-potatoes guy, right? You'd be figuring wrong—at least if you were talking about gladiators from the city of Ephesus.
  • What do you think will be the grand jury verdict concerning Officer Darren Wilson?

    10/21/2014 11:46:32 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 115 replies
    10/21/2014 | Laissez-faire Capitalist
    I believe a decision from the grand jury is just around the corner. With this in mind... Do you think that Officer Darren Wilson will face charges - or not? Do you think the grand jury should give equal weight to both sides (eyewitness Officer Darren Wilson and the 5 other eyewitnesses)? Are civilan eyewitness accounts (be it one person or more) ever equal to that of a police officer? If so, in which cases? If the 5 eyewitnesses don't agree on all things, should the grand jury take into account everything the 5 eyewitnesses do agree upon? Does the...
  • Chances are your teen is looking at porn. But it’s worse than that.

    10/21/2014 10:05:39 AM PDT · by Morgana · 78 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 10.20.14 | Jonathon van Maren
    I live in a quiet subdivision in rural Ontario. I mean very quiet—all summer long, I rarely saw any kids outside biking or playing street hockey or running flimsy lemonade stands or just roughhousing around outside. Then, the day school started, I was shocked when I left my house in the morning and I saw kids everywhere, backpacks in tow, heading to bus stops and walking to the nearby school. This many kids live in my neighborhood? I thought to myself. Where were they all summer? There are a number of possible answers, of course. Some were probably on vacation....
  • British firm offers zombie-proof log cabin

    10/21/2014 9:51:53 AM PDT · by Brother Cracker · 42 replies
    orange. ^ | 21 October 2014
    A West Yorkshire firm is selling what it claims to be the world's first zombie proof log cabin. Leeds-based Tiger Log Cabins is offering a 10 year anti-zombie guarantee with its ZFC-1, Zombie Fortification Cabin. The structure consists of three connected buildings and its featured qualities add up to a personal log fortress. It comes with reinforced slit windows, walls and doors, a barbed-wire surround, an escape hatch, and a living room with Xbox, TV and sound system. It also features an arsenal storage unit to secure your anti-zombie weaponry and an upper deck with a full view all around...
  • Message to Kay Hagen: GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT ON RACISM

    How long do we have to put with the extreme hypocrisy of the left? Maybe we should start with the historical TRUTH everytime a democrat tries to twist and lie about it.
  • Good Green Government [EPA Brochure]

    10/21/2014 8:35:49 AM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 10 replies
    Self | 21 Oct 14 | OneWingedShark
    Isn't it amazing how wonderful the EPA is? Well here's a brochure detailing just how they're improving your life with their green policies! Link
  • Hospitals Gird for Ebola Panic as Flu Season Looms

    10/21/2014 8:18:34 AM PDT · by PROCON · 17 replies
    Thomson/Reuters ^ | Oct. 19, 2014
    A young woman complaining of abdominal pain and nausea who had traveled to Africa arrived at a Long Island hospital fearful that she had contracted Ebola. She did not have the virus, but the pregnancy test was positive. The woman had been to South Africa, more than 3,400 miles (5,400 km) from the three West African countries enduring the worst Ebola outbreak on record, and the trip ended six weeks prior, or twice the potential incubation period for Ebola infection.
  • Diva Alert! Kim Kardashian’s Over-The-Top Demands Revealed In Secret Business Emails

    10/21/2014 7:54:53 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 50 replies
    radaronline ^ | 10/20 | radaronline
    Kim Kardashian has shilled everything from diet pills to video games, perfumes, and more. But slapping her name on a product doesn’t come without a price: RadarOnline.com has uncovered secret business emails from the star’s reps outlining just what it takes to get Kardashian involved with a product launch — and her over-the-top demands will shock you!
  • Peshmerga to Reach Kobani on Wednesday

    10/21/2014 7:46:01 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 8 replies
    BasNews, Erbil ^ | 21.10.2014 | Hemin Salih
    BasNews, Erbil The first squad of Kurdish Peshmerga forces, heading to Kobani in Syrian Kurdistan via the Turkish border, are expected to arrive on Wednesday. Turkey approved requests to let the Peshmerga enter Kobani on Monday. Kurdistan Peshmerga fighters say that it is the responsibility of the Peshmerga to help and support Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG), which has been fighting the Islamic State (IS) militants for more than a month. The BasNews source said that the only condition Turkish authorities made was that the Kurdish force should be under the command of the Kurdistan Regional Government...
  • Chicago man to Obama: 'Don't touch my girlfriend'

    10/21/2014 7:21:29 AM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies
    cnn ^ | Oct. 21, 2014 | Jeremy Diamond
    Washington (CNN) -- Even the President of the United States has to deal with jealous boyfriends. Casting his ballot in Chicago on Monday, Obama stood at a voting booth next to Aia Cooper, whose fiancé, Mike Jones, decided to crack wise with the president. "Mr. President, don't touch my girlfriend," Jones quipped as he walked by the two. "I really wasn't planning on it," Obama replied, joking that Jones was "an example of a brother just embarrassing you for no reason." A clearly embarrassed Cooper apologized for her boyfriend, telling the President she knew her boyfriend was going to "say...
  • Making Pancake Apes (Video)

    10/21/2014 7:21:27 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10-16-2014 | Nathan Shields
    These go well with bananas.
  • Rwanda requires US, Spain visitor health reports

    10/21/2014 6:19:18 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 21, 9:13 AM EDT | Associated Press
    KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) -- The U.S. Embassy in Rwanda says that Rwanda's Ministry of Health is requiring visitors who have been in the United States or Spain during the previous 22 days to report their medical condition to health authorities.
  • Ebola cases rise sharply in western Sierra Leone

    10/21/2014 5:54:36 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 21 2014 | CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAY
    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- The number of people infected with Ebola in western Sierra Leone, on the other side of the country from where the first cases emerged months ago, is soaring with more than 20 deaths daily, the government and local media reported Tuesday.
  • Shockers Keep Coming In [FR research/vanity]

    10/21/2014 5:21:29 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 10 replies
    The most cynical political move in US history [Ebola Outbreak in US a 'myth' -- can't possibly know.] Criminalizing Innocent Christian Behavior [over sodomy-pseudo-marriage] Radicalized Canadian Muslim convert runs down two young soldiers in his car before being shot dead Nigeria declared ebola-free [Due to safe VISA/border policy] New Ebola Czar: 'Surplus' population is number 1 fear, alarmingly corrupt. His salary is 'top secret'. Part of WACO coverup, Gun-grabbing, Ruth Bader Ginsburg confirmation. CDC ADMITS TX PRESBY FOLLOWED PROTOCOL Van Hollen abandons any hope of voter ID for now [Wisconsin v. supreme court] Thousands of government workers on paid leave,...
  • So Why Didn't Chris Wallace Challenge Debbie Wasserman's Senate Prediction?

    10/21/2014 4:58:45 AM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 11 replies
    And put yourself in Chris Wallace's position in last Sundays episode of Fox News Sunday. Debbie Wasserman was adamant in regarding the Democrats retaining the senate. Well then, why didn't Chris ask her to name the "Deep Red States" Democrats will win that will keep them in power? or inform her that the Republicans are already going to win at least six seats. States that Romney won handily. Can you imagine if we take the Senate 54 to 46? Then the "Credible Debbie Wasserman" Will Have Some "Esplaining To Do" next time she visits Fox News Sunday.
  • What is the best brand of Washer and Dryer?

    10/21/2014 4:44:18 AM PDT · by IamConservative · 154 replies
    N/A | 10/21/14 | yt
    5 years ago, I purchased an LG front load washer and dryer set. My expectations were as high as the price. About 2 years into it, the first washing machine failed and after many life intruding service calls, I got a new machine under the "lemon" provision of the warranty. This past Sunday, my "new" washer took a dump. Tub won't move. It will run an entire washing cycle and the tub never moves an inch. I have no warranty left and am not inclined to throw any more good money after bad. We're gong back to a top loader...
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - October 21, 2014

    10/21/2014 2:55:52 AM PDT · by sneakers · 13 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning to the airwaves, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will continue to meet in our usual spot as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, so stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • Study: Liberals, conservatives inhabit different worlds

    10/20/2014 11:48:00 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 13 replies
    wapt 16 ^ | 10-20-2014 | Brian Stelter
    Ever wonder why your avowed-conservative brother and fervently-liberal aunt can't even seem to agree on the facts? It's because "when it comes to getting news about politics and government, liberals and conservatives inhabit different worlds," according to a Pew Research Center study published on Tuesday. Conservatives say they trust Fox News and not much else. Liberals say they trust many news outlets, but not Fox. Among other things, the study underscores Fox's unique position in the media marketplace, thanks to what it calls the "strong allegiance" that conservatives have to Fox. These Americans, and their counterparts on the left, are...
  • Vanity: Is America being beghazied on Ebola ?

    10/20/2014 8:36:20 PM PDT · by Understand the stimulus · 23 replies
    NBC ^ | 10/20/2014 | Maggie Fox
    How many ebola patients have there been ? Media has no idea Are americans being benghazed again before the election ? http://news.yahoo.com/us-cautiously-optimistic-no-ebola-5-days-172110466.html http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ebola-virus-outbreak/another-u-s-ebola-patient-recovers-emory-n230031 http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2014/10/20/anonymous-ebola-patient-released-from-emory-after-being-declared-virus-free/ http://news.emory.edu/stories/2014/07/euh_ebola_patient/campus
  • Does anybody have any insight into NY-24?

    10/20/2014 9:14:20 PM PDT · by MacMattico · 7 replies
    Me
    I can't stand Dan Maffei.
  • Newest selfie craze, ‘Donut Selfie’ goes viral

    10/20/2014 7:55:00 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 14 replies
    8 News Now ^ | 10-18-14 | Nikki Bowers
    It doesn't look like the 'selfie' crazy is going anywhere anytime soon. In fact, it's expanding. The newest way of taking selfies trending right now is the “donut selfie.” That's right, the donut selfie. The donut selfie brings the selfie game to a whole new level by capturing the entire 360-degree environment of its subject. The new photography trend was introduced by a woman named Karen X. Cheng, a woman who first garnered national attention for her “Give it 100” challenge, which had people all of the world posting videos of their goal to try something new for 100 days...
  • China-backed hackers may have infiltrated Apple's iCloud

    10/20/2014 7:36:36 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    Yahoo / Reuters ^ | 10-21-2014
    Apple Inc's iCloud storage and backup service in China was attacked by hackers trying to steal user credentials, a Chinese web monitoring group said, adding that it believes the country's government is behind the campaign. Using a method called a "man-in-the-middle" (MITM) attack, unknown hackers interposed their own website between users and Apple's iCloud server, intercepting data and potentially gaining access to passwords, iMessages, photos and contacts, Greatfire.org wrote in its blog post. Greatfire.org, a group that conducts research on Chinese Internet censorship, alleged government involvement in the attack, saying it resembled previous attacks on Google Inc, Yahoo Inc and...
  • Pope Francis Wins a Battle to Welcome Gays in the Church

    10/20/2014 6:49:12 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 49 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 10-20-2014 | BARBIE LATZA NADEAU
    About midway through the first week of debates and deliberations, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Archbishop of New York, addressed a mixed crowd of prelates, diplomats and journalists at the Pontifical North American College in Rome and cited a sports analogy that’s become quite popular among Francis’s American fans. Francis’s strategy is a little like taking someone to a baseball game when they don’t really know the rules—and maybe didn’t care much about them. Under Francis, the Church wants to bring people back into the stadium, as it were. “They see the crowds, they smell the hot dogs,” said Dolan, playing...
  • Anthony Horowitz To Write New James Bond Novel

    10/20/2014 6:48:59 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 26 replies
    Anthony Horowitz to write new James Bond novel inspired by original unseen Fleming material Ian Fleming Publications Ltd. and the Ian Fleming Estate are delighted to announce that bestselling and award-winning author Anthony Horowitz has been invited to write the next James Bond novel, due for worldwide release on 8th September 2015. Horowitz is one of the UK’s most successful authors and has over forty books to his name including his recent Sherlock Holmes novel, The House of Silk, and his enormously successful teen spy series featuring Alex Rider. As a TV screenwriter he created both Midsomer Murders and the...
  • Monterey jury awards $12 million to woman who blamed Toyota for (drunken) crash

    10/20/2014 6:24:28 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 21 replies
    A jury has awarded $12 million to a California woman who blamed Toyota for leaving her a paraplegic after a crash. The Superior Court panel in Monterey awarded the money last Friday to Chelsie Hill of Pacific Grove and found Toyota 90 percent liable for her injuries. Hill was a rear passenger in a Toyota 4Runner — driven by a drunken teenager — that crashed in Monterey in 2010. Spinal injuries left her unable to walk.
  • Are People Really Trying to Drug Kids With Marijuana-Laced Halloween Candy?

    10/20/2014 6:11:26 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 12 replies
    Reason ^ | 10-20-2014 | Jacob Sullum
    While media outlets and law enforcement officials warn that pot-infused edibles could end up in kids’ treat bags, evidence suggests there’s no reason to worry. Last week the DPD posted a video in which Patrick Johnson, proprietor of Denver's Urban Dispensary, warns that "there's really no way to tell the difference between candy that's infused and candy that's not infused" once the products have been removed from their original packages. The video illustrates Johnson's point with images of innocuous-looking gummy bears and gumdrops. He advises parents to inspect their kids' Halloween haul and discard anything that looks unfamiliar or seems to have...
  • A Justice Department worth the name

    10/20/2014 6:01:24 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10-20-2014 | Robert N. Tracci
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