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  • IndyCar: Ganassi locks out front row in Iowa

    07/12/2014 11:33:29 AM PDT · by gymbeau · 4 replies
    racer.com ^ | Friday, 11 July 2014 | Marshall Pruett
    The bullring Iowa short oval is the perfect track for Target Chip Ganassi Racing to get its season in order, and after a day filled with rain delays, defending Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon led an all-Target front row for Saturday night's 300-lap race. The Kiwi's record-breaking 186.256mph average was set after his No. 9 Dallara-Chevrolet engineers used information from earlier qualifying runs made by Ganassi teammates to make a few quick tweaks before heading out, and it made all the difference. Tony Kanaan will start second in the sister car (185.891). "We missed a bit on balance in...
  • As Israel Hits Mosque and Clinic, Air Campaign’s Risks Come Home

    07/12/2014 9:47:41 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 26 replies
    ny times ^ | 7-12-2014 | STEVEN ERLANGER
    As Israel’s air war against Hamas and Islamic Jihad fighters in Gaza entered its sixth day on Saturday, a pair of bombings threw the difficulties of the campaign into painful relief: Israel bombed a mosque, which its aerial photos indicated was harboring a weapons cache, and a center for the handicapped, killing two handicapped patients and wounding three, as well as a caretaker. The bombing of the center, the Mabaret Palestine Society here in northern Gaza, occurred just before dawn, when a missile crashed through the roof and exploded. Because it was the weekend, only five of the 19 severely...
  • Republican governors’ words shift on gay marriage

    07/12/2014 9:40:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 12, 2014 12:18 PM EDT | Steve Peoples and Erik Schelzig
    Deep in the nation’s Bible Belt, new signs emerged this weekend of an evolution among Republican governors on gay marriage, an explosive social issue that has divided America’s families and politics for years. While the Republican Party’s religious conservatives continue to fight against same-sex marriage, its governors appear to be backing off their opposition- in their rhetoric, at least. For some, the shift may be more a matter of tone than substance as the GOP tries to attract new voters ahead of the midterm elections. Nonetheless, it is a dramatic turn for a party that has long been defined by...
  • A ‘new Cold War’: China’s top paper warns of ‘slippery slope’ towards conflict with U.S.

    07/12/2014 9:29:10 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 12 2014 | Kellan Howell
    As diplomatic talks in China come to a close, one of the country’s biggest newspapers is warning citizens against a “new Cold War” with the United States. Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jul/12/new-cold-war-chinas-top-paper-warns-slippery-slope/#ixzz37Gx5rNiO Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
  • Caption This Photo: Obama in Austin, Texas

    President Barack Obama stopped off for coffee at Magno9lia Cafe on Lake Austin Blvd. Thursday afternoon July 10, 2014, with University of Texas student Kinsey Button, 20, after she reached out to the President about concerns for her unemployed parents. Button was selected to introduce the president at his speech at the Paramount Theatre later in the day.
  • Colorado Recreational Pot Dales Fip for 1st Time

    07/12/2014 7:25:31 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 30 replies
    Krextv.com ^ | 7/11/14 | Kristina kuestner
    <p>DENVER (AP)- Colorado sold less recreational pot in May than in April, the first month-to-month sales decline for the newly legal drug.</p> <p>Tax collections reported by the Colorado Department of Revenue this week showed that Colorado sold about $21 million of recreational pot in May. That was down slightly from April, when the 4/20 marijuana holiday was credited in part for a boost in recreational sales to $22 million.</p>
  • PERSECUTED

    07/12/2014 6:15:59 AM PDT · by ealgeone · 7 replies
    IMDB ^ | 07/18/2014 | Daniel Lusko
    Saw the trailer for this the other night...it looks goooood. Opens July 18, 2014. Let's give it a big opening day.
  • Police hopeful man’s haircut will help lead to an arrest in Friendship sex assault (Shaved Star)

    07/11/2014 7:22:45 PM PDT · by equalator · 6 replies
    WPXI ^ | 7-11-2014
    Police said a man sexually assaulted a woman in Friendship Thursday, and they’re hoping his haircut will help lead to an arrest. The victim said she lives in the area and was confronted by the man as she returned to her home from a workout. “I screamed 'fire,' thinking somebody would come, but he had a hand over my mouth,” she said. He told me if I didn’t stop screaming that he would kill me and my animals.”
  • Garth Brooks returns with new music and a new tour, on his own terms

    07/11/2014 6:49:39 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 19 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 7/1//14 | By Soraya Nadia McDonald
    Garth Brooks returns with new music and a new tour, on his own terms Young guns beware: Country music’s juggernaut is about to return. After a 13-year hiatus since his last studio album, “Scarecrow,” Garth Brooks announced Thursday he is emerging from semi-retirement with a new double album and three-year world tour. Brooks said he would reveal the first stop by drafting a fan as a personal PR rep for one day. Brooks said the fan would disseminate the information in whatever way he sees fit — Twitter, Facebook, group text to all his friends — on July 14. Announcing...
  • Pro-Lifer Was Assaulted by Pro-Abortion Feminist, But His Response is Priceless

    07/11/2014 6:11:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 81 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The pro-life activist who was attacked by a pro-abortion feminist in Columbus, Ohio this week has a priceless reaction to what happened. He forgives her. That is despite the fact that abortion activist Victoria Duran is defending her actions and has no intention of apologizing. createdequal5Pro-life activist Seth Drayer was physically attacked (video below) while leading a group of pro-life students in sharing the pro-life message in downtown. The video shows a woman in a Burger King shirt attacking the pro-lifers. She says, ““You’re just a white f—— privileged racist f—— male who doesn’t stand for women’s rights.” The abortion...
  • Riding and revolvers return: Mounted shooting event is back at Beltrami County Fairgrounds

    07/11/2014 6:05:35 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 21 replies
    BemidjiPioneer.com ^ | 7/11/14 | Malachi Petersen
    BEMIDJI -- Guns will be drawn and shots will be fired this weekend, but it will all be in good fun. The Wild Rice Peacemakers, a cowboy mounted shooting club, will host the third annual Blackduck Dental Clinic Raid on the Gold Mine shooting competition this weekend at the Beltrami County Fairgrounds. The two-day event will feature mounted shooting and cash prizes. The competition involves competitors on horseback riding through a course to shoot a total of 10 balloon targets. Participants must shoot five of the balloons with a revolver before drawing a second revolver to shoot remaining targets. Competitors...
  • America’s Borders To Jihadists Bearing Drugs And Bombs America is being

    07/11/2014 6:01:14 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 7-11-2014 | SUZANNE EOVALDI
    The risk of attacks by violent ISIS jihadists crossing our Southern border has taken on ominous proportions, according to a former Defense Department analyst who believes this event could happen “sooner rather than later.” “ISIS may be working to infiltrate the US with the aid of transnational drug cartels,” continued Michael Maloof. The violent MS-13 Mexican gang is known to have members in over 1,000 US cities and could provide conduits for jihadists, helping them transport weapons and supplies needed to set off terror bombs the magnitude of 9-11 or worse! Suitcase nukes, agents of bio-warfare, and suicide bombers are...
  • foodtweeks™ Adds Community FoodBank of New Jersey to National Campaign Against Hunger

    07/11/2014 5:24:37 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 1 replies
    PR Newswire ^ | 7-11-2014
    In order to be effective, a foodtweeks™ user must report "tweeking" (cutting calories from their food) so that the Community FoodBank of New Jersey will receive donations from foodtweeks™, equal to the amount of calories "tweeked" from the food using the app. The food bank can then distribute an equal number of nutritious calories to hungry families. This all comes at no cost to the user. Posting a "tweek" on Facebook or Twitter doubles or triples each donation, expanding the influence of the foodtweeks™ donations to the hungry and awareness for the social cause. This activates citizens to serve their...
  • Boehner rebuffs Palin on Obama impeachment call, sticks with lawsuit

    07/11/2014 4:48:41 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-11-2014 | Mike Emanuel
    Boehner's response to Palin's call reflects concerns about the tricky politics behind impeachment proceedings, and Republicans' own record of going down that road in the past.  New York Democratic Rep. Steve Israel said Boehner is right to stand his ground. "On this, I happen to agree with Speaker Boehner, that we should not be spending our time or wasting our money pursuing the impeachment of this president," Israel told Fox News in an interview.  Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann says the House should consider impeaching Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson for not fully enforcing the nation's immigration laws, and suggested...
  • Ex-teller admits stealing $2M from Illinois bank

    07/11/2014 4:27:28 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 24 replies
    Fox 2 St. Louis ^ | 7-11-2014
    <p>A central Illinois woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly $2 million from the bank where she worked as head teller.</p> <p>Sixty-two-year-old Nancy J. Huskins of Lincoln pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of bank embezzlement in federal court in Springfield.</p>
  • Oil By Rail Protests Are Rippling Nationwide

    07/11/2014 4:00:19 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 21 replies
    Investing.com ^ | 7-11-2014
    The “Oil by Rail Week of Action,” led by a coalition of environmentalists from ForestEthics, 350.org, the Sierra Club, Oil Change International and Lac-Megantic, kicked off Sunday and is wrapping up this weekend. ForestEthics, a San Francisco-based forestry group leading the protest in the capitol, has produced an oil train “blast zone” map estimating 25 million Americans live in areas vulnerable to an oil train explosion. On Wednesday afternoon, activists gathered outside an espresso parlor in Fargo, North Dakota to “say no to bomb trains.”
  • Actor skateboarding cross-country due in NYC soon

    07/11/2014 3:11:23 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    Kevin Kreider hasn't been skateboarding long, but that didn't stop him from attempting a cross-country trek. Kreider is set to arrive in New York City next week, three months after leaving Santa Monica, California. The Philadelphia-raised Kreider learned to skateboard just last year. Kreider says he thought the trip would give him some perspective on life. But he says he mostly focused on the road to avoid cars. Kreider expects to reach New York by mid-week.
  • Will Boehner Demand That Obama Uphold The Law & Enforce William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Act?

    07/11/2014 2:48:02 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 28 replies
    7/11/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    We know this is a planned invasion... But Boehner (Boner) has beat the drum of 'Obama does not uphold or enforce the law." Hint hint: Obama really, truly doesn't... But... The William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act Of 2008 will either be "upheld" and "enforced" by Obama - or it won't. Under it, certain children under this Act are placed under the care of the Dept of Health and Human Services, are given the least restrictive environment, are given an attorney and can plead their case before a judge to stay in the U.S. And GWB signed this into...
  • Parents Rescued by Navy Warship Plan to File Lawsuit (They're Baaaack!!)

    07/11/2014 2:30:24 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/10/14 | ABC News staff
    The parents who were stranded at sea with their two young daughters and had to be rescued by a U.S. Navy warship say they plan to sue their satellite phone carrier and hope any monetary winnings will allow them to help repay the government's cost of their rescue. “To see people show up to help you like that is pretty amazing,” Eric Kaufman told ABC News, referring to the team from California Air National Guard’s 129th Rescue Wing that parachuted out of a plane into the frigid waters off the coast of Mexico to save his family. Kaufman and his...
  • Embryos Are Destroyed In Infertility Treatments: Can This Coverage Be Denied? (Hobby Lobby Ruling

    07/11/2014 2:16:51 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 11 replies
    7/11/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Longer question, as space here now permits: But before that... The SCOTUS ruling was not based upon a/any contraceptive(s) either killing a fertilized egg or stopping its fertilization, but rather was based upon a closely held company being able to deny some benefits under religious objections. Question: If the owners of a closely held company have a religious objection to infertility treatments (some or all), as they may say that unwanted embryos are destroyed in infertility treatments, and thus they will deny this benefit, would the denial of this benefit hold up under the Hobby Lobby ruling? What about vasectomies?...
  • These Target Drones Are the Future of Sport Shooting

    07/11/2014 2:14:07 PM PDT · by Rio · 6 replies
    Wide Open Spaces ^ | 7/10/2014 | Matt Alpert
    Welcome to the future of target shooting. As aerial drones become more commonplace in our skies, one inevitable thought arises: people will try to shoot them down.Some people consider drones to be pesky and intrusive devices. Other people see them as an exciting and challenging target. The latter group have given rise to a thrilling new sport target: gnat drones.Gnats are scaled-down, military-style R/C drones designed for target shooters. These highly maneuverable drones are loaded with explosive charges under each wing.But if you think you can shoot one down, good luck. These drones are nearly indestructible, and they can zip and roll through the sky at...
  • Surfin' on Sunlight! Privately Funded Solar Sail to Launch by 2016

    07/11/2014 2:01:31 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 2 replies
    space.com ^ | 7-11-2014 | Elizabeth Howell
    Nine years after a rocket failure destroyed its solar-sailing spacecraft, the Planetary Society — the nonprofit space advocacy group led by scientist and popular TV host Bill Nye — is ready for another try. On Wednesday (July 9), the Planetary Society announced launch dates for its LightSail-1 spacecraft — a possible test flight in 2015 (LightSail-A) and a full mission the next year (LightSail-B) with nearly identical hardware. Both solar sail missions operate under the LightSail-1 designation. LightSail-B will steer in Earth's orbit using nothing more than radiation from the sun. Made up of three miniature CubeSats, it will launch...
  • Vintage Car Owners Line Up for Fuel

    07/11/2014 1:17:40 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 21 replies
    Wards Auto ^ | 7-11-2014 | Tom Murphy
    If you own a classic car, the place to be Friday morning was the Mobil Gas Station on Woodward Avenue in Birmingham, MI. Where else would you find gasoline priced the same as it was when your vintage auto was brand new? For instance, the owner of a ’31 Cord would pay the lowest price, a measly $0.17 per gallon of regular unleaded, while the owner of an ’82 Pontiac Firebird would pay the most – $1.31 per gallon, a princely sum back then. “This is the greatest day ever!” declares Thomas Semaan, whose ’80 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray fueled up...
  • White House: 2014 Deficit to Drop $100B

    07/11/2014 12:49:30 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 10 replies
    abc news ^ | 7-11-2014 | ANDREW TAYLOR
    The White House said Friday that the federal government's budget deficit will drop to $583 billion this year, the lowest level of President Barack Obama's tenure. Last year's deficit was $680 billion. The latest update from the White House budget office is also $66 billion less than the administration predicted earlier this year when releasing the president's budget. The unexpected White House release came as the Treasury Department announced separately that the government ran a surplus of $71 billion for the month of June.
  • Bloggers, Surveillance and Obama’s Orwellian State

    07/11/2014 11:31:36 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    Time.com ^ | 7/11/2014 | Justin Lynch
    Advancements in technology have fueled this White House's obsession with controlling the message. Jay Carney is free. But not loose – at least so far. After resigning as the press secretary for President Obama on June 20, Carney gave insight into the Obama administration’s handling of classified documents, and responded to criticism that this administration has been the most Orwellian in recent history. “I know — because I covered them — that this was said of Clinton and Bush, and it will probably be said of the next White House,” said Carney in a recent New York Times Magazine interview....
  • Pop-up Blocker Help, Please

    07/11/2014 11:22:42 AM PDT · by pabianice · 43 replies
    7/11/14
    I am being buried by pop-ups. Every third screen I see is another pop-up, using either IExplorer or Firefox. When I log into FR I get a flashing pop-up to the left of the screen from "WebCrawl." It has never been this bad before. Recommendations, please for a blocker.
  • The BEST Obituary EVER

    07/11/2014 11:19:05 AM PDT · by Don W · 15 replies
    Victoria Daily Times-Colonist ^ | July 6,7- 2014 | George's daughter
    FERGUSON, George What to say about George? Certainly, no one could accuse him of having been a loving son, brother, or father. He'd gladly have stolen the shirt off your back and he was generous to a fault with other people's money. Was he a small-time con-man with grandiose schemes? Probably. But another view of him is that he was the most exciting member of his family and of the families he married into. He was a poor man's rhetorician who beguiled certain woman into buying into his promises and dreams. This latter view is lent some support by the...
  • Vasectomy linked with aggressive prostate cancer risk

    07/11/2014 10:59:41 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    Medical News Today ^ | 10 Jul 2014
    Vasectomy linked with aggressive prostate cancer risk Thursday 10 July 2014 - 3am PST Prostate / Prostate Cancer Men's Health Cancer / Oncology In the largest and most comprehensive study of its kind, researchers from Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, MA, find that vasectomy is associated with a small increased risk of prostate cancer, and a larger increased risk for advanced or lethal prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is a major cause of cancer-related deaths in men in the US, where vasectomy is a common form of contraception, with around 15% of American men having the minor procedure, which...
  • Killer who raped and murdered ex-girlfriend's 11-year-old daughter is executed.....

    07/11/2014 10:51:08 AM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    mail online ^ | Jill Reilly and Ashley Collman
    FULL TITLE: Killer who raped and murdered ex-girlfriend's 11-year-old daughter is executed after last meal of chop steak, cherry ice cream and Dr Pepper A man who raped and killed an 11-year-old girl was executed today with the victim's grandmother watching from the witness chamber on behalf of her deceased mother. Eddie Wayne Davis, 45, declined to say any last words before receiving a three-drug injection at 6:30pm at Florida State Prison. He was convicted in 1995 on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of Kimberly Waters, whose mother briefly dated Davis. For his last meal, Davis ate...
  • Israeli Leader Says He Feels No Pressure to Quit Bombing Gaza

    07/11/2014 10:29:15 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 8 replies
    ny times ^ | 7-11-2014 | ISABEL KERSHNER, FARES AKRAM and RICK GLADSTONE
    Brushing aside criticism of Israel’s four-day-old aerial attacks on Gaza, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday he felt no international pressure to quit the operation and would not rule out a ground invasion to stop the barrages of rockets from Palestinian militants. “We are weighing all possibilities and preparing for all possibilities,” Mr. Netanyahu told reporters at a news conference in Tel Aviv. Mr. Netanyahu, who has spoken with the leaders of the United States, Russia and the United Nations among others since Israel began the aerial assaults, also said the Israelis had hit more than 1,000 targets in Gaza...
  • Idaho inventor pushes solar panels for roads, highways

    07/11/2014 9:56:41 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 24 replies
    ny daily news ^ | 7-11-2014
    The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren’t meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways. Brusaw, an electrical engineer, says the hexagon-shaped panels can withstand the wear and tear that comes from inclement weather and vehicles, big and small, to generate electricity. “We need to rebuild our infrastructure,” said Brusaw, the head of Solar Roadways, based in Sandpoint, Idaho, about 90 miles northeast of Spokane, Washington. His idea contains “something for everyone to like.”
  • Polar Vortex Knock-Off Headed Straight Toward Us

    07/11/2014 9:32:21 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 26 replies
    Gothamist ^ | 7-11-2014
    Trigger Warning: An unseasonable blast of cold air reminiscent of last winter's infamous Polar Vortex is headed our way next week. Tropical Storm Neoguri, off the coast of Japan, has initiated a chain reaction in weather patterns which, according to Weather Underground, will cause a ripple effect in the jet stream over western North America, resulting in a phenomenon "similar to the nasty 'Polar Vortex' pattern that set up during the winter of 2014." Guess we're still not done slurping up winter's blood from that snowman's skull. Fine, pass it over.
  • Feds run out of money fighting illegal immigration

    07/11/2014 9:13:44 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 13 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 7-11-2014
    US Immigration and Customs Enforcement and US Customs and Border Protection are due to run out of funds by mid-August and mid-September, respectively, if the amount of migrants crossing the southwest US border from the likes of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador continues apace, US Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday. Should Congress refuse to offer emergency funding, "we will have to go to a harsh form of reprogramming that will take money away from some vital homeland security programs I am sure members of this committee care a lot about," Johnson said at a Senate Appropriations...
  • Ok everyone my wife and I are planning next summer's vacation...has anyone...

    07/11/2014 8:37:03 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 18 replies
    11 Juny 2014 | US Navy Vet
    ...ever been to the "Calgary Stampede" AND...
  • Vasectomy can increase risk of developing lethal prostate cancer

    07/11/2014 8:12:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10:00PM BST 10 Jul 2014 | Laura Donnelly and Claire Carter
    Men who have a vasectomy face an increased chance of developing prostate cancer and a higher risk of contracting the most aggressive form of the disease, a study has found. The Harvard research on 50,000 men, the largest study to examine the link between sterilization and cancer, found that those who had the procedure had a 10 percent greater chance of developing the disease. It also found a sharp increase in the risk of contracting the most aggressive form of prostate cancer, although this type of the disease is still relatively rare. The dangers appeared to be highest among men...
  • Big businesses promise Obama they'll pay their suppliers faster

    07/11/2014 7:29:13 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 8 replies
    biz journal ^ | 7-11-2014 | Kent Hoover
    President Barack Obama can't keep children from entering the U.S. illegally, but he can jawbone big businesses into signing a pledge to pay their suppliers faster. So goes this "Year of Action" at the White House. The White House announced its SupplierPay initiative Friday morning. Large companies ranging from Apple to Westinghouse Electric Co. have committed to either accelerating their payments to their small suppliers or helping them access working capital at a lower cost.
  • Frmr Teacher Charged with Online Solicitation of Minor, Again

    07/11/2014 7:17:42 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    nbc29 ^ | staff
    A former Western Albemarle High School teacher already facing charges is back in jail. Waynesboro police arrested John Daniel Patterson Jr. for child porn and solicitation of a minor. This is round two of charges for Patterson. The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office arrested Patterson in April when he thought he was talking to a 13-year-old boy, but it was actually a police sting. After his first arrest, police say they discovered Patterson did have an online relationship with a real teenager. That's what Waynesboro police arrested him for Wednesday morning.
  • #TheOstrichIsLoose

    07/11/2014 7:08:32 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 3 replies
    Self | July 11, 2014 | PJ-Comix
    I just started a new Twitter hashtag, #TheOstrichIsLoose in reaction to the White House #TheBearIsLoose . Feel free to post your Ostrich I the White House observations there.
  • Costco Keeps Twisting the Truth about D'Souza and Hillary Books (Vanity)

    07/11/2014 6:23:08 AM PDT · by illiac · 14 replies
    Self | 7/11/14 | Self
    In response to why Hillary's book was not taken off the shelf...here is the reply: Dear XXXX, The decision to keep her book in stock in our locations is purely sales based as well. The books that are currently stocked in our stores have met our sales threshold, and so we continue to carry them. I might suggest visiting Costco.com for further information from our CEO regarding this matter. Thank you, Sarah S. Member Service Center Costco Wholesale Corporation I do know that there hare many copies of her books in the local Costco - habe neen since published....does not...
  • Trading halted in mystery stock CYNK after runup

    07/11/2014 6:20:02 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 10 replies
    cnbc ^ | 7-11-2014
    Federal regulators on Friday halted trading in CYNK Technology [ CYNK 13.90  +0.00 (+0.00%) ], the mysterious over-the-counter stock that ran from a few cents to over $21 in a month. The stoppage was ordered at 8 a.m. EDT by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority for an "extraordinary event," according to the OTC Bulletin Board. Read More Penny stock soars to $6B, and even the auditor is perplexed
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - Friday, July 11, 2014

    07/11/2014 2:55:26 AM PDT · by sneakers · 21 replies
    Quinn and Rose are off the air, and we await word that they are returning soon. (Stand by) Meanwhile, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will meet in our usual spot - same time, same station - 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, but we all stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • Articles of Impeachment

    07/10/2014 8:29:00 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 12 replies
    Articles of Impeachment adopted by House Judiciary Committee on July 27-30, 1974 RESOLVED, That Richard M. Nixon, President of the United States, is impeached for high crimes and misdemeanours, and that the following articles of impeachment to be exhibited to the Senate: ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT EXHIBITED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN THE NAME OF ITSELF AND OF ALL OF THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AGAINST RICHARD M. NIXON, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, IN MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORT OF ITS IMPEACHMENT AGAINST HIM FOR HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANOURS. Article...
  • Snake house: Teacher pleads guilty to animal cruelty charge

    07/10/2014 7:38:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    LA times ^ | Jeremiah Dobruck
    A Newport Beach school teacher arrested earlier this year on suspicion of hoarding and neglecting hundreds of snakes pleaded guilty Thursday to one misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty. In January, animal control officers found at least 400 snakes inside William Buchman's Santa Ana home, the Daily Pilot reported. About 240 of the non-venomous pythons were dead or died soon after being collected from the house, and more than 150 of the still-living snakes were malnourished, authorities said at the time. After Buchman's guilty plea, an Orange County Superior Court judge sentenced him to three years of probation and 100 hours...
  • How to make a carrot clarinet (YouTube)

    07/10/2014 7:16:10 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    TedxSydney 2014 ^ | 7-10-1-4 | Linsey Pollak
    This presenter makes a clarinet out of a carrot. For real. And it sounds great! Click on the link in Reply #1 to see.
  • Burger spicier than pepper spray sends UK journalists to hospital

    07/10/2014 5:49:11 PM PDT · by equalator · 59 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 7-10-2014
    Arron Hendy and Ruari Barratt were dining at U.K. eatery Burger Off. Each took one bite of the “XXX Hot Chili Burger.” Minutes later, Barratt began suffering from severe stomach pain and soon lost feeling in his hands. His legs also began shaking and his eyes rolled to the back of his head, reports The Argus. The sauce uses a concentrated piri piri chili sauce from India. Gambardella estimated that the sauce measures between seven to nine million units on the Scolville scale. Tabasco sauce comes in around 2,500 – 5,000, while pepper spray ranks 500,000 to five million units.
  • Race row as kids' clothing line matches T-shirt of a monkey's body with a hanger that pictures....

    07/10/2014 4:25:52 PM PDT · by equalator · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7-10-2014 | Snejana Farberov
    A San Diego-based clothing company has landed in hot water over a photo showing its T-shirts featuring the body of a monkey paired off with a customized hanger depicting the face of an African-American boy. The offensive image was shared on Twitter Wednesday, sparking indignation among users who lambasted the manufacturer, Just Add A Kid, for allowing this to happen. The clothing brand, which is owned by the company Thanks A Million, quickly went into damage control mode, responding on Twitter that the incident was the result of a misunderstanding
  • Will Company's Owned By Jehovahs Witnesses Have To Include Blood Transfusions In EBP's? (Hobby Lobby

    07/10/2014 3:58:44 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 47 replies
    7/10/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Will they have to cover something like this under the Employee Benefit Program if that employee wasn't a JW, or could they say that they now have a religious exemption, too? I wonder what other can of worms the recent SCOTUS ruling will open up...
  • What's So Dang Funny About the Illegal Invasion ?

    07/10/2014 3:12:32 PM PDT · by kingattax · 41 replies
    7-10-14 | kingattax
    At a meeting with Texas Governor Rick Perry about the invasion of thousands of illegals into the United States, obama seems to find this very amusing. the two-bit queer meatpuppet gets more despicable by the minute. impeach this world class A hole
  • Military defense

    07/10/2014 3:19:37 PM PDT · by LoneRangerMassachusetts · 9 replies
    Self | 7/10/2014 | Self
    I'm listening to chuck bagel talk to troops. Eyes are glazed over in the audience. He is one of the most uninspiring speakers I have ever heard. God help us if we are ever attacked.
  • Woman With Two Husbands Looking for Two More

    07/10/2014 3:08:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Bulawayo24 ^ | 27 June 2014
    57-year-old Emma Chaleka, a traditional healer from Zimbabwe, is living with two husbands and intends to add two others and bring the total number of her husbands to four according to Myzim. Chaleka claims that her husband was failing to satisfy her hence she 'acquired' another husband and her dream is to have four husbands under one roof. Emma confirmed her marriage to Sikabenga and Mudenda saying she is prepared to have four husbands as long as they live peacefully and respecting their 'duties'. The polyandrous marriage has is the talk in Gadzema heights suburbs and Emma said that her...