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  • Many Options, No Single Solution to Nation's Traffic Snarls

    06/30/2015 10:47:03 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 27, 2015 | Joan Lowy
    The problem is clear: Traffic congestion will become significantly worse and more widespread without big changes in how people and products get around. Build more roads. Build more public transit. Rely on new technology. The possible solutions are many, but none is easy or cheap. A few ways to ease the nation's gridlock: ——— PUBLIC TRANSIT RENAISSANCE Ridership on public buses, trains and subways has reached its highest level nationally since the 1950s, and transit boosters cite this as evidence that expanded service and routes is a good investment. The nation's driving capital, Los Angeles, is making a multibillion-dollar investment...
  • Florida cracks down on people posing pets as service animals

    06/30/2015 9:23:58 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 41 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6-30-2015 | Bill Cotterell, Reuters
    People who try to sneak their pets into restaurants, airplanes and other public places by claiming they are specially trained service animals could face 60 days in jail under a Florida law taking effect on Wednesday. Judges also under the law could make the pet owners spend a month working with organizations serving people with real disabilities. "I love my cat," Florida state Representative Jimmy Smith, a Republican who sponsored the legislation, said on Tuesday. "But I'm not taking my cat everywhere I go." Smith said some pet owners are abusing the Americans with Disabilities Act by putting a guide...
  • Grassroots group plans American and Confederate flag burning event in Brooklyn

    06/30/2015 9:13:02 AM PDT · by PROCON · 17 replies
    pix11.com ^ | June 29, 2015 | Ayana Harry
    FORT GREENE, Brooklyn — The Confederate flag controversy continued Monday. Republican Presidential hopeful Jeb Bush weighed in from the campaign trail on the heated debate. “The symbols are racist and if you’re trying to lean forward rather than live in the past, you want to eliminate the barriers that create disagreements,” Bush said. PIX11 has learned a new survey of South Carolina legislators shows there is enough support to remove the Confederate battle flag from their statehouse grounds if lawmakers vote on the issue. Over the weekend, activist Bree Newsome illegally scaled the pole bearing the Confederate flag in Columbia,...
  • Jeb Bush releasing 33 years of tax records in show of transparency

    06/30/2015 8:24:40 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6-30-2015 | Steve Holland
    Bush, a former Florida governor, is attempting to demonstrate that he is more transparent than his rivals for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination and distinguish himself from Democrat Hillary Clinton. The tax records are expected to cover nearly all of his business career. Bush has been involved in commercial real estate in Miami for years.
  • Moving to Austin, TX | Any Good Employment Agencies? {VANITY}

    06/30/2015 8:15:08 AM PDT · by erod · 68 replies
    Hi FRiends, I am seriously considering a move to Austin, Texas this summer and I could use your help. In a nutshell, I am tired of the bleak and stagnant Chicago economic climate, the harsh Illinois winters and the Chicago machine. It’s time for a change in my life to find a new opportunity. I am a young marketing professional (30 years old) and have no wife or kids to provide for. Does anyone know of any good employment agencies in the Austin area to find some temporary or permanent work, so I can start my move down south? Any...
  • 1,000 people possibly sickened by fecal matter in French mud run

    06/30/2015 7:27:45 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 23 replies
    upi ^ | June 29, 2015 | Danielle Haynes
    LEVENS, France, - Mud run participants might have to start worrying about more than sprained ankles or scraped knees after more than 1,000 people became sick to their stomach after participating in an event last week in France. The regional health agency in southern France said 1,000 of the 8,400 participants involved in the Levens Mud Day on June 20 reported symptoms of acute gastroenteritis. The agency said the stomach ailments -- mostly diarrhea, vomiting and fever -- were caused by norovirus, a highly infectious disease that causes an inflammation of the stomach or intestines. The U.S. Centers for Disease...
  • NYT's Sommer: Gun Sales, Stocks May Soar in Wake of SC Killings

    06/30/2015 6:55:32 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 9 replies
    newsmax ^ | 6-30-2015 | Dan Weil
    The shooting deaths of nine people at a South Carolina black church will spark a decrease in gun sales and thus depress the shares of gun makers, right? Not exactly, says New York Times reporter Jeff Sommer. "There is a very good chance that sales of guns and ammunition will surge and that shares of publicly traded gun companies will, ultimately, rise," he writes. "It has happened before." Sommer cites the 2012 killing of 26 people at a school in Newtown, Conn. After that, President Obama sought stronger gun control laws, and public pension funds dumped some gun company stocks....
  • I predict another Cash for Clunkheads very soon

    06/30/2015 5:49:55 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    June 30, 2015
    I keep a pretty close eye on the local craigslist used car and truck listings by owner. Before the first Cash for Clunkheads there were a lot of decent used vehicles for pretty decent prices. After the first Cash for Clunkheads, the supply obviously evaporated. There was a lot of junk, and it was all overpriced. The whole idea of Cash for Clunkheads was to force people to purchase new vehicles to help the autoworkers unions. In the last six months or so, the supply of decent used vehicles at decent prices has loosened up. It's not like it used...
  • Cruz: Trump Doesn’t Need to Take Back Comments About Mexican Illegals (Fox News, from Breitbart)

    06/30/2015 5:40:39 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Jun 2015 | by Alex Swoyer
    GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 96% stood up for fellow GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump on Fox and Friends Tuesday morning. “When it comes to Donald Trump, I like Donald Trump. I think he’s terrific, I think he’s brash, I think he speaks the truth. and I think NBC is engaging in political correctness that is silly and that is wrong. I don’t think you should apologize for speaking out about the problem that is illegal immigration,” Cruz said. Cruz joined Fox News to discuss his new book, but was asked about Trump’s comments about illegal immigration, made...
  • Activists Plan to Burn American Flags in New York City Ahead of Fourth of July

    06/30/2015 5:35:57 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 30 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | Oliver Darcy
    Activists Plan to Burn American Flags in New York City Ahead of Fourth of July A group calling for the immediate disarmament of the New York Police Department plans to burn American flags in a Brooklyn park on Wednesday, just days before the Fourth of July holiday. “Disarm NYPD” announced the “Burn the American Flags” event on Facebook, inviting individuals to join the organization at Fort Greene Park to “set fire to this symbol of oppression.”
  • Nurse specialist gets prison for sexual contact with Mentor, Oh. girl in his office.

    06/30/2015 5:05:26 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 2 replies
    news-herald.com ^ | 6/30/2015 | Duncan Scott
    A clinical nurse specialist showed no reaction after being sentenced June 29 to three years in prison for having sexual contact with a child in his Mentor medical office. “My family is going through an extremely hard time in this case,” 63-year-old Inder Jeet Sharma said in Lake County Common Pleas Court. “I have lost every single penny.” The North Royalton man — who is also a lawyer — was arrested by Mentor detectives on June 11, 2014, following a sexual assault investigation. Several days earlier, police received a report that Sharma felt a 12-year-old girl’s breast over her shirt,...
  • Ted Cruz stands up for Donald Trump 100%, on Fox News

    06/30/2015 4:50:54 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 50 replies
    Fox News Channel | June 30, 2015
    Well done Ted Cruz.
  • Sean Hannity: Trump's remarks not 'racially tinged'

    06/30/2015 4:08:08 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/30/15 6:36 AM EDT | By Adam B. Lerner
    Fox News host Sean Hannity defended Donald Trump Monday, saying the billionaire businessman’s comments about Mexican immigrants weren’t “racially tinged” as many critics have alleged. “Floor-to-ceiling drugs confiscated by people crossing our southern border,” said Hannity on his radio show Monday. “You want to talk about crime? Well, what do you think — who’s coming from Latin America and Mexico? Are they rich, successful Mexicans, Nicaraguans, El Salvador residents? No! Why would they leave if they’re so successful?” Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/06/sean-hannity-defends-donald-trump-119574.html#ixzz3eXhMJt5N
  • Greece threatens top court action to block Grexit

    06/29/2015 6:34:55 PM PDT · by familyop · 17 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 29 Jun 2015 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Greece has threatened to seek a court injunction against the EU institutions, both to block the country's expulsion from the euro and to halt asphyxiation of the banking system. “The Greek government will make use of all our legal rights,” said the finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis. “We are taking advice and will certainly consider an injunction at the European Court of Justice. The EU treaties make no provision for euro exit and we refuse to accept it. Our membership is not negotiable,“ he told the Telegraph.
  • Miss Kansas: ‘Unfair’ to hurt Miss USA pageant for Donald Trump’s speech

    06/29/2015 6:23:19 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 32 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | June 29, 2015 | By LISA GUTIERREZ
    Miss Kansas Alexis Railsback of Shawnee is in Baton Rouge, La., for the Miss USA pageant, which will be July 12. Thanks to NBC’s decision on Monday not to broadcast the pageant, the trip of a lifetime is shrouded in controversy. Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article25773886.html#storylink=cpy
  • Donald Trump names NH co-chairman (Interesting quote ... "clamoring for Trump bumper stickers")

    06/29/2015 4:47:55 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 21 replies
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | June 29. 2015 | By DAN TUOHY
    A freshman state representative will be named state co-chairman for Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign. Rep. Fred Doucette, R-Salem, said he is excited to work for Trump as the real estate mogul seeks the Republican nomination. - See more at: http://www.unionleader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20150629/NEWS0605/150629003/-1/sports0101#sthash.Fcsuooj1.dpuf
  • Reportedly Mimicking Stunt, Man Dies After Putting Firework to Head

    06/29/2015 3:45:05 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    Patch.com ^ | June 29, 2015 | Beth Dalbey
    The “horrific” accident is a tragic reminder of the consequences of mixing alcohol and fireworks, police said. A 47-year-old Oakland County man reportedly imitating a stunt he’d seen on a YouTube video is dead after the large mortar firework he held to his head exploded, police said.The “horrific event,” which occurred about 9:14 p.m. Sunday at a pre-Fourth of July party in the 1500 block of Quinif Drive, “is a reminder that alcohol and fireworks don’t mix,” Walled Lake Police Chief Paul Shakinas told The Oakland Press.The man, identified as Scott Jeffers, thought the firecracker was unlit when he held...
  • [Vanity]Request Input on Dealing with Difficulty Returning a Purchase To Home Depot

    06/29/2015 3:35:15 PM PDT · by Roos_Girl · 59 replies
    me | 6/29/2015 | me
    So we bought a shed from Home Depot. I really despise Home Depot, but the price was right (next shed size up with a door wide enough to meet our needs is 30% more expensive at any shed supply store we looked at) and it was locally available and had a 10 year warranty. The shed we bought was advertised on the HD website as having a 64" wide door opening, which we knew would be tight, but would work for our mower. We bought the shed and material for the foundation with cash. My husband worked for 2 days...
  • NBC wants to play hardball? EVERYONE do NOT turn to any channel with NBC on it.

    06/29/2015 3:18:07 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 78 replies
    29 June 2015 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Quit watching NBC, period. Everyone. Have some backbone and self discipline. Quit watching that network. Permanently, no matter what. I do not watch nor will I ever watch it again.
  • COPAS AMERICAS SEMIS: Chile v Peru 06/29 (630pm EDT) and Argentina v Paraguay 06/30 (630pm EDT)

    06/29/2015 3:09:39 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 5 replies
    Chile vs Peru - June 29th 6:30pm EDT Argentina vs Paraguay - June 30th 6:30pm EDT
  • Girl, 13, Arrested For Vicious Videotaped Attack On Classmate, Young Boy

    06/29/2015 3:00:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    smokinggun.com ^ | June 29, 2015 | smokinggun
    Texas cops last night arrested a 13-year-old girl in connection with a viral video showing her attacking a classmate who was holding a small child in her lap. The teenager surrendered to police and was booked into the Dallas County Henry Wade Juvenile Detention Center on assault and injury to a child charges. Video of the attack can be seen below. Investigators--who did not identify the defendant due to her age--began probing the girl after video of the June 19 assault was posted online. The attack occurred outside an elementary school in Rowlett, a Dallas suburb, and was the result...
  • Court clears way for birth control access

    06/29/2015 1:49:52 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 18 replies
    ScotusBlog.com ^ | 6-29-2015 | Lyle Denniston
    Continuing to make sure that female employees and students have access to birth control, but that religious non-profit organizations where those women work or study do not have to provide it, the Supreme Court took action Monday on a case that is developing for next Term. In a two-page order, the Court turned aside requests by Roman Catholic colleges, charities, and other non-profits in Pennsylvania to keep on hold a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, rejecting those groups’ challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate.   Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., had temporarily put that...
  • So since they no longer require proof of citizenship to vote, can I vote multiple? ~ Vanity

    06/29/2015 1:44:00 PM PDT · by GraceG · 28 replies
    GraceG
    Since the SCOTUS just decided to throw the last mechanism of actual democratic elections down the tubes, can my many multiple personalities now vote?
  • Nearly four of 10 U.S. kids exposed to violence

    06/29/2015 1:39:22 PM PDT · by WilliamofCarmichael · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/29/2015 | news.yahoo.com
    I would expect that most of the violence is from teen-on-teen. Here's some FBI violent crime stats for under 18. I did not find much of that in the article. My reply below contains FBI UCR under 18 violent crime data.
  • New York bans fracking after years of "exhaustive research"

    06/29/2015 1:28:12 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 18 replies
    Oneida Dispatch ^ | 6-29-2015 | AP
    <p>New York has formalized its ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas after a seven-year environmental and health review.</p> <p>Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens announced the decision Monday, saying a ban was the "only reasonable alternative" after "years of exhaustive research and examination of the science and facts."</p>
  • Market Tanking - Any Correlation With the Judgement We Can Now Expect? [Vanity]

    06/29/2015 11:35:44 AM PDT · by fwdude · 53 replies
    self-published | 06/29/15 | fwdude
    At last check the market (DJI) was down 254 points after a steady decline throughout the day. US Treasury yields down 14 basis points. I know, the Greek crisis. But Who orchestrates these events beyond our understanding?
  • The Trump Card

    06/29/2015 1:19:55 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 34 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | June 29, 2015 | By Peter Roff
    Those who think Donald Trump’s bid for the Republican presidential nomination is little more than an ego trip, super-sized, should probably reconsider. The bombastic billionaire from the five boroughs ranks just behind the little man from the Monopoly game when it comes to conspicuous displays of wealth. He lacks anything close to a natural political constituency. He’s been a major donor to candidates and causes on both sides of the aisle and does not, it seems, have anything close to a consistent political ideology. And that, for most political professionals and commentators, is reason enough not to take him seriously....
  • Donald Trump's statement about NBC hits 'lying' Brian Williams

    06/29/2015 12:57:49 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 84 replies
    CNN Money ^ | June 29 2015 | Brian Stelter
    After NBCUniversal severed its relationships with Donald Trump on Monday, the billionaire businessman and presidential candidate responded by invoking suspended NBC anchorman Brian Williams and threatening to meet NBC in court. Here is Trump's statement: "As of today, Donald J. Trump is no longer affiliated with NBC. Mr. Trump stands by his statements on illegal immigration, which are accurate. NBC is weak, and like everybody else is trying to be politically correct--- that is why our country is in serious trouble. (continued at) http://money.cnn.com/2015/06/29/media/donald-trump-statement-nbc-brian-williams/index.html
  • NBC Finally Dumps Donald Trump

    06/29/2015 11:43:11 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 54 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 6-29-2015 | Inae Oh
    On Monday, NBC released a statement announcing it was severing its business ties with Donald Trump following his recent remarks stating Mexican immigrants were "rapists" who carry drugs into the United States. The network will no longer be airing the real estate mogul's Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants. Trump, who earlier this month descended from an escalator and announced he was making a bid for the White House, stepped down as host from the reality show in order to run for president. Just last week, the Spanish-language television network Univision also announced it was cutting ties with Trump due...
  • Memphis Mayor Wants to Literally Dig Up Confederate General and Move Him

    06/29/2015 11:07:05 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 49 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 6/29/15 | by Alex Griswold
    Memphis Mayor Wants to Literally Dig Up Confederate General and Move Him by Alex Griswold Memphis Mayor A C Wharton has called for the removal of the grave of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest from a city park, along with an attached memorial. “These relics, these messages of this despicable period of this great nation, it’s time for those to be moved,” Wharton said in a press conference Thursday. Most historians believe that Forrest was also the first Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan, although he later distanced himself from the group as they became more violent. “This is...
  • Americans exude joy on Gay Pride Day after court ruling

    06/29/2015 10:49:58 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 66 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6-29-2015 | Sebastien Malo
    Americans marked Gay Pride Day this year with an extra measure of gusto, turning out en masse at Sunday's festivities in New York and other cities to celebrate the Supreme Court's landmark ruling legalizing same-sex marriage across the country. Two days after the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry, Governor Andrew Cuomo kicked off the New York City celebration by officiating at the marriage of two men outside of the Stonewall Inn, a Greenwich Village bar that is considered the birthplace of the U.S. gay rights movement. "I want you to...
  • Obama sheds cool style for 'fearless' final lap in office

    06/29/2015 10:30:22 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6-29-2015 | Roberta Rampton, Richard Cowan and Steve Holland
    Barack Obama has reached the stage of his presidency where if he wants to break out in song publicly, as he did with “Amazing Grace” in a eulogy on Friday, then he’s going to do it. With a year-and-a-half left in office, Obama is shedding some of his trademark “no drama” style for a looser approach, admitting that he feels more fearless and liberated. It may also be in recognition that he has few big-ticket policy achievements left to enjoy in polarized Washington as the end of his two-term presidency approaches. In a remarkable week for the president, a victory...
  • SCOTUS upholds the use of Death Penalty drugs

    06/29/2015 7:18:40 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 16 replies
    5-4.
  • Is It Just Me, Or Did Judge Janine Really Coward Out this Weekend?

    06/29/2015 6:36:14 AM PDT · by xzins · 40 replies
    Vanity ^ | 29 Jun 15 | Xzins
    I've always been struck, even though I didn't always agree, with the fierceness with which the Judge presented her weekly diatribe against her cause of the week. She was to the point, sarcastic when necessary, and absolutely brutal with her honesty, taking no prisoners. So, I was really surprised when her entire hour, unless I missed it on a 'necessary run', did not mention the Scotus decision on homosexual marriage. Ignoring one of the most momentous decisions by the court that seeks to transform our nation and human history, Janine was silent as a lamb. We heard about the bogus...
  • Donald Trump is better at social media than any other 2016 candidate

    06/29/2015 6:05:54 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 33 replies
    The Week ^ | June 29, 2015 | Marc Ambinder
    A friend challenged me the other day to write something nice about Donald Trump. Easy to do, actually. Donald Trump understands social media better than any other presidential candidate. He uses it more effectively than any other presidential candidate. Why? His id matches the id of the fora he chooses. There are two of them, actually: He uses Twitter and online videos. He ignores everything else, because he has no organic reason to be there. He is authentic. He tweets as he thinks, which is precisely the way that Twitter is supposed to work. (excerpt, please read the full article...
  • Don’t chase bears with dull hatchets if you’re drunk

    06/29/2015 5:41:52 AM PDT · by wbill · 23 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | May 14, 2015&#62209; | John Holyoke
    In more than 20 years of writing for this newspaper, I’ve learned plenty. For instance, I now know that Election Day is a newsroom holiday, and the company will feed you scrumptious snacks, even if you write outdoors stories that have nothing to do with politics. Also, I’ve learned that coffee exists as its own food group …. and that after waiting for six hours for a single callback from a source, that source will finally phone you while you’re in the men’s room. And today, I’ve learned this: Don’t chase bears. Especially with a dull hatchet. Super-duper especially if...
  • Jindal: Louisiana will obey the high court on gay marriages

    06/28/2015 10:10:42 PM PDT · by massmike · 28 replies
    politico.com ^ | 06/29/2015 | NICK GASS
    Louisiana will comply with the Supreme Court’s order legalizing same-sex marriage, Gov. Bobby Jindal said Sunday. “We don’t have a choice. Our agencies will comply with the court order,” the Republican presidential contender said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” after being asked why his state is the only one that has not yet issued marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Appearing from the state capital, Baton Rouge, the governor explained his state is waiting on a 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision to reverse a previous ruling upholding traditional marriage and implement the high court’s ruling. On Friday, the state’s...
  • Meet Jay Cook, the Hero Sergeant Who Caught Escaped Prisoner David Sweat

    06/28/2015 8:25:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | Jun 28, 2015, | EMILY SHAPIRO
    A veteran New York State Police sergeant was alone and on a routine patrol when he shot and captured convicted murderer David Sweat Sunday afternoon. At about 3:20 p.m., State Police Sgt. Jay Cook was supervising a perimeter post when he spotted Sweat on a road near Route 30 in the area of Constable, New York, approximately 1.5 miles south of the Canadian border. Authorities believe Sweat was trying to make a final break toward the border, officials said. Cook ordered him to stop, but Sweat then turned and fled across a field, New York State Police Superintendent Joseph D'Amico...
  • Google’s artificial-intelligence bot says the purpose of living is 'to live forever'

    06/28/2015 7:35:41 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    Business Insideer ^ | 06/27/15 | Nathan McAlone
    This week, Google released a research paper chronicling one of its latest forays into artificial intelligence. Researchers at the company programmed an advanced type of “chatbot” that learns how to respond in conversations based on examples from a training set of dialogue. And the bot doesn’t just answer by spitting out canned answers in response to certain words; it can form new answers from new questions. This means Google's researchers could get a little creative with it, and they certainly did — they asked the bot everything from boring IT questions to inquiries about the meaning of life. The responses...
  • The Pope Says Nothing About The Supreme Court Ruling On Gay Marriage, but...(Vanity)

    06/28/2015 7:03:33 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 34 replies
    06/28/15
    The Pope says nothing about the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, but he believes in global warming and is for planetary government. Just an observation....
  • 140 movie sequels currently in the works

    06/28/2015 6:28:08 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 53 replies
    Think Hollywood is bereft of original ideas? You just might after this. Here's our look at the assorted movie sequels currently in the works. Since we last did a list like this, we've dropped films that seem to have died a death - Wanted 2, Spring Breakers 2 - but we'll keep this rundown up to date over the coming months. Without further ado... Read more:
  • Collapse Survivor: “There Was Little Room For Error… Either You Learn Fast Or End Up Dead”

    06/28/2015 5:36:29 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 25 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 3/17/15 | Selco
    The items for trade during my SHTF very often changed value, and some of them became unavailable for some period of time, just to suddenly show up again much more expensive. Yes, situation in the city dictated that, but also people, the black market lords made this happen. The whole situation was always changing where and if you can find what you were looking for. Some of the items that were circulating in the city were completely new to everyone, one of the reasons was that all sorts of stuff from humanitarian aid was coming to the city through different...
  • Donald Trump Defends Univision Letter: ‘It Is Always Important To WIN!’

    06/28/2015 4:39:05 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 13 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | Posted: June 28, 2015
    Donald Trump has taken some criticism in recent days over a letter to Univision. However, in a brief but vehement Facebook post, Trump has made his stance, and his priorities, clear. He’s not backing down on his letter, and he seems to be pretty confident he’s been treated unfairly. The flap started with Trump’s contract with Univision for the Miss Universe pageants. Univision is a Spanish-language television network in America, and after Donald Trump’s presidential announcement, they canceled his contract. Univision never stated an official reason for the cancellation, but Trump’s speech included a claim that most immigrants from Mexico...
  • SEE IT: Texas teen rips girl by the hair from toddler, beats her up as other youths cheer...

    06/28/2015 3:43:48 PM PDT · by Morgana · 125 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | June 27, 2015 | BY Tobias Salinger
    FULL TITLE: SEE IT: Texas teen rips girl by the hair from toddler, beats her up as other youths cheer (WARNING - GRAPHIC VIDEO) A Texas teen wrenches another girl away from a 3-year-old relative by the victim's hair and beats her as other teens cheer in disturbing footage that has surfaced online. Police in Dallas suburb Rowlett say the family of the 13-year-old who assaulted the other girl June 19 behind an elementary school will bring her to authorities, who aren’t releasing the juvenile’s name.
  • Minneapolis teen charged with murder after stomping girlfriend’s crying daughter to death

    06/28/2015 3:25:36 PM PDT · by Morgana · 71 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | June 17, 2015 | BY Doyle Murphy
    A Minneapolis teen stomped his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter to death to keep her from crying. Cody Feran-Baum, 17, admitted to investigators he kicked little Sophia O’Neill in the back, laid her on the floor and stomped on her back, authorities said. “It was, it was bad,” Feran-Baum said when asked how hard he’d kicked the tot. “It was hard.” The vicious blows split the girl’s left kidney and pancreas in two, ripped her liver loose from a ligament, fractured eight ribs and collapsed a lung. Feran-Baum, who is not Sophia’s father, was babysitting on June 9 while the mother left...
  • David Sweat, Second New York Prison Escapee, Is Shot and Captured

    06/28/2015 2:49:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | JUNE 28, 2015 | WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM, RICK ROJAS and J. DAVID GOODMAN
    MALONE, N.Y. — David Sweat, the surviving prison escapee on the run in northern New York for three weeks, was shot by a state trooper on Sunday, according to the authorities. Mr. Sweat, 35, was alive and in custody, Sheriff David Favro of Clinton County said. He was taken to Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone. His condition was not immediately available. The shooting occurred after Sgt. Jay Cook of the State Police saw a suspicious man walking down a roadway in the Town of Constable, accordin to the state police. The sergeant ordered Mr. Sweat to stop, but he...
  • Gay pride guy gets taken out by a hose

    06/28/2015 1:55:54 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 44 replies
    Bodybuilding.com ^ | June 28, 2015
    https://twitter.com/fundaeryigit/status/615161157469515776
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 6/28 7-11pm est

    06/28/2015 1:51:09 PM PDT · by Vision · 26 replies
    WAMU ^ | 6/28/15 | Ed Walker
    Friends, it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana. Listen LiveInfo *tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.Official OTR blog of "The Big Broadcast" thread: http://kallmansalley.com/
  • Why Time Will Stop For a Leap Second

    06/28/2015 11:19:44 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 16 replies
    National Geographic ^ | June 26, 2015 UTC | Jane J. Lee
    Just as leap years keep our calendars lined up with Earth's revolution around the sun, leap seconds adjust for Earth's rotation. This kind of fine-tuning wasn't much of an issue before the invention of atomic clocks, whose ticks are defined by the cycling of atoms. Cesium-based clocks, one kind of atomic clock, measure the passage of time much more precisely than those based on the rotation of our planet, so adding a leap second allows astronomical time to catch up to atomic time. Most of us won't notice the addition, which happens at 23:59:59 coordinated universal time (UTC), or 7:59...
  • Quasi Modo takes home first place in World's Ugliest Dog contest

    06/28/2015 11:09:10 AM PDT · by PROCON · 21 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | June 27, 2015 | Foxnews and AP
    Quasi Modo, a 10-year-old mutt whose spinal birth defects left him with a hunchback, is the winner of this year’s World’s Ugliest Dog Contest Friday night. The pit bull-Dutch shepherd mix and his owner took the $1,500 prize, besting 25 other dogs competing in the contest that applauds imperfection, organizers said. Before becoming a champion, Quasi Modo was abandoned at an animal shelter before being adopted by a veterinarian in Loxahatchee, Florida, according to the dog’s biography posted on the contest’s website.