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  • Joan Rivers in critical condition after surgery

    08/28/2014 9:08:41 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    NY Post -- Page 6 ^ | 8-28-14 | tasha Velez, Derrick Bryson Taylor, Larry Celona and Natalie O'Neill
    Joan Rivers is in critical condition after she stopped breathing during a medical procedure on Thursday, police sources tell The Post. The E! Fashion critic, 81, was a patient at Yorkville Endoscopy on East 93rd street near Third Avenue in New York City, police sources told The Post. After she stopped breathing, a 911 call was placed at around 9:40 a.m. TMZ reports the caller said, “We have somebody in either cardiac or respiratory arrest.” She was reportedly rushed to Mount Sinai hospital.
  • Mother who beat toddler son to death may be free in just SEVEN years. ......

    08/28/2014 8:44:00 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    mail online ^ | Larisa Brown And Paul Bentley
    FULL TITLE: Mother who beat toddler son to death may be free in just SEVEN years. So furious neighbours demand to know: 'Why wasn't she tried for murder?' A ‘despicable’ mother who battered her toddler son to death was jailed for just 11 years yesterday and could be free within seven after she avoided being tried for murder. Rosdeep Adekoya beat three-year-old Mikaeel Kular for being sick and left him to die in agony before hiding his body in a suitcase and dumping it in woods. She then told police the boy had wandered off, sparking a huge manhunt before...
  • Politics: Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev's sister arrested for making bomb threat

    08/28/2014 8:17:40 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    CainTV ^ | Robert Laurie
    Yesterday, in New York, the sister of Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev was arrested for allegedly threatening to blow someone up in what appears to be some kind of weird love triangle situation. You will, of course, remember the Tsarnaevs as the infamous terrorist duo behind the Boston Marathon bombing, which took place back in April of 2013. From the Boston Globe: A sister of the Boston Marathon
  • Toledo native GOP nominee for Ariz. governor (Tea Party wins primary)

    08/28/2014 5:16:18 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 14 replies
    The Toledo Blade ^ | Thursday August 28 | Tom Troy
    If elected, he would replace Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, who could not seek re-election because of term limits. His supporters included Tea Party favorites Sarah Palin, Tea Party Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, and hard-line Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Read more at http://www.toledoblade.com/Politics/2014/08/28/Toledo-native-seeks-top-Arizona-post.html#ePVhlRTSzbOZlrMF.99
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - August 27, 2014

    08/28/2014 3:15:07 AM PDT · by sneakers · 17 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning soon, - and it looks like something is in the works - 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, but we all stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • [December 24, 2012] Tagg Romney Says His Father Didn't Want To Be President

    08/28/2014 12:33:51 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Dec. 24, 2012
    No one wanted to be president less than Mitt Romney, his son said in an interview out Sunday that raises new questions about the candidacy of the losing Republican nominee. In an interview with the Boston Globe examining what went wrong with the Romney campaign, his eldest son Tagg explains that his father had been a reluctant candidate from the start.
  • ’50 Shades’ for girls: Planned Parenthood pushes porn

    It turns out that Planned Parenthood staffers love “50 Shades of Grey” — so much that they proclaim the series and its dubious philosophy to teen girls looking for guidance. “Fifty Shades” tells how how hyper-controlling Christian Grey subjects 21-year-old Ana Steele (who, it must be noted, talks like a 13-year-old) to an endless series of physically harmful and degrading sexual situations. Some consider it liberating (or at least titillating), but you can also call it sadomasochistic porn. Of course the mentality here, and its popular success, isn’t new. Recall Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”: With its unending repetition of “I...
  • Politics: Oh good: ObamaCare now providing relief to those getting 'gender reassignment surgery'

    08/27/2014 7:53:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Herman cain ^ | Herman Cain
    Use the correct term, friends. Don't be like Shaney B. and call it "The Forbidden Snip." That would be wrong. Who comes up with these terms? You and I think of it (well, if we think of it at all, which I'd rather not) as sex-change surgery. But no! We have to be politically correct with everything now, so it's "gender reassignment" surgery. My highly insensitive producer, Shaney B., wants to call it "The Forbidden Snip," but of course that is extremely insensitive and wrong and should not be said, so I will not say "The Forbidden Snip" and you...
  • Thousands of Wasps Found Nesting in UK Home, Devouring Bed

    08/27/2014 5:17:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 27, 2014 | Kami Dimitrova
    A home in the U.K. was invaded by a monstrous colony of wasps, and the infestation was like a scene out of a 1960s Hitchcock movie, a local pest controller said. "I couldn't believe my eyes," John Birkett, an employee at Longwood Services Pest Control, told ABC News today, referring to the nest of an estimated 5,000 wasps. "It was like the horror film 'Birds' but [with] wasps." Birkett said he got a call from the homeowner’s son on Sunday about a nest that had taken over a bed in a spare bedroom in the home in Worchester, Hampshire. The...
  • The Game Taps Rick Ross, Diddy, 2 Chainz, and More for an All-Star #Ferguson Song

    08/27/2014 6:19:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Spin Magazine ^ | August 27, 2014
    "I managed to get everyone on board fairly easy, simply because we have the hearts."The Game tapped an incredible array of talent for a new song dedicated to Mike Brown and the fallout in Ferguson following the unarmed teen's death at the hands of Missouri police. No less than Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Diddy, Fabolous, Wale, DJ Khaled, Swizz Beatz, Yo Gotti, Curren$y, Problem, King Pharaoh, and TGT (Tyrese, Ginuwine, and Tank) lend their considerable skills to "Don't Shoot," which takes its name from the protest slogan that's come to define people's frustration and horror in regard to police brutality...
  • "It must be mounted on a tripod!" [Machine gun scene from the movie "The Wild Bunch"]

    08/27/2014 6:21:24 PM PDT · by grundle · 22 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvDAqlmOQ_w
  • Funny Dogs Watching TV Compilation 2014 [NEW HD]

    08/27/2014 6:41:46 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 6 replies
    Funny Dogs Watching TV Compilation 2014 [NEW HD] Funny Dogs Watching TV Compilation 2014 [NEW HD]
  • This is eerie... Prediction from 2009... ~Vanity

    08/18/2014 5:11:01 PM PDT · by GraceG · 11 replies
    From another thread I found this on You Tube talking about the Bubba effect... this is from 2009 and while some predictions are wrong, some are so spot on it is eerie... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU8LeVmdCBk Go to the 3:00 minute mark....
  • Sen. Kerry Snaps Over Yacht Tax Scandal (Flashback to Kerry's Tax Inversion Scheme)

    08/27/2014 6:17:46 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 23 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 07/27/2010 | Jim Meyers
    Sen. John Kerry on Monday snapped at reporters and tried to dodge questions about his new $7 million, 76-foot yacht. On Friday, the Boston Herald reported that the Massachusetts Democrat had berthed his yacht Isabel in Rhode Island and suggested he was seeking to avoid paying about $437,000 in sales tax and an annual excise tax of around $70,000 that would be levied if he berthed the vessel in Massachusetts. Rhode Island has no sales tax on yachts. Following his first public appearance since the story broke, Kerry tried to dash off to his SUV but was intercepted by reporters...
  • Trial set for woman accused of running over husband

    08/27/2014 2:04:18 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    CBS ^ | 8-27-14
    <p>An Oct. 20 trial has been set for a Mesa woman accused of running over her husband with an SUV because he didn't vote in the 2012 presidential election.</p>
  • Parisian kicked off flight 'because he smelled'

    08/27/2014 2:22:59 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 33 replies
    the local (France) ^ | 27 Aug 2014 08:00 GMT+02:00
    An investigation is underway to see whether American Airlines may be guilty of discrimination after a passenger from Paris claims he was forced off a plane because he smelled. The airline denies the allegation. A 27-year-old man from Paris was thrown off a plane at Charles-de-Gaulle airport because he smelled bad, the victim has claimed. The man was asked to leave a Dallas-bound flight from Paris before take-off after several passengers complained about his body odour, AFP reports. The victim has lodged a complaint with American Airlines on the grounds of discrimination and an investigation has been launched. When contacted...
  • Woman Motorist Stuck in Cruise Control at 120kmph on MBZ Road

    08/27/2014 5:42:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 88 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | Mohammad El Sadafy
    How RAK, UAQ police saved the dayA 22-year-old Emirati woman was saved by police after her car was stuck in cruise control at 120kmph while she was heading from Sharjah to Ras Al Khaimah. Police risked their lives when they drove their vehicle in front of Aysha Hassan and told her to bang her car in the rear of their vehicle to slow it down. The frightened Aysha was reluctant to this but the trick worked and her car stopped. The woman's brakes stopped working near the National Paints Bridge in Sharjah. She phoned Umm Al Quwain police, who tried...
  • How to tell a fascist!

    08/27/2014 3:11:24 PM PDT · by budj · 11 replies
    self | 8/27/14 | self
    If a company is conducting business legally in the United States and you label them as "unpatriotic" then YOU ARE A FASCIST!
  • Some Very British Problems (How British Are You?) (Imgur Pics)

    08/27/2014 2:56:56 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 24 replies
    Imgur ^ | August 27, 2014 | Gnarw0lves
    Click on the link for 10 British dilemmas
  • 'Sons of Guns' canceled after star Will Hayden arrested for allegedly repeatedly raping minor

    08/27/2014 1:01:35 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 25 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 8-27-2014 | Leora Arnowitz
    “Sons of Guns” star Will Hayden has been arrested again, this time for aggravated rape, according to documents sent to FOX411 by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office. The allegations have prompted the cancellation of his Discovery Channel series. “Given the serious and horrific nature of the charges against Will Hayden, we have decided to halt further production of 'Sons of Guns' and cancel the series," the network said in a statement. Hayden is accused of raping a minor “almost daily” since March 2013 and taking her virginity when she was 11 years old. TMZ reports the girl is Hayden’s...
  • Rain Delays Burning Man Voyagers at Reno Wal-Mart (People of Wal-Mart just got weirder)

    08/27/2014 12:16:06 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 23 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | Aug 26, 2014 | SCOTT SONNER Associated Press
    Hundreds of travelers on the road to Burning Man in their quest for oneness with nature and celebration of self-expression on a peaceful playa in northern Nevada's desert didn't expect to spend their first night in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart or Reno resort casino. But most were taking it in stride and were largely optimistic — as so-called "Burners" are apt to be — that the gates to the counterculture event would reopen Tuesday after rare rain showers in the Black Rock Desert turned the ancient lake bottom to a muddy quagmire the day before... ...Dozens of RVs...
  • Survivor: San Juan del Sur — Blood vs. Water

    08/27/2014 11:04:44 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | August 27, 2014
    Survivor: San Juan del Sur — Blood vs. Water is the 29th season of Survivor. It begins Wednesday, September 24, 2014 on CBS at 8/7c with a special 90 minute episode. References: Official Survivor site at CBSWikipedia article Each team will consist of nine players. Unlike the first Blood vs. Water, it will feature all new players. Unlike the first Blood vs. Water, there will be no Redemption Island. Redemption Island had been previously announced for this series, but was cancelled and replaced with a new twist before shooting was to begin. It will be held in San Juan del...
  • Things I've learned from watching C.O.P.S.

    08/27/2014 10:52:27 AM PDT · by walford · 102 replies
    Facebook ^ | ongoing | walford
    If you say "I didn't do nothing man" enough times, the officer will typically think, "ya know, this man is so adamant that he's innocent, I believe him. I'll let him go." If you struggle hard enough with the police while they're trying to put cuffs on you, the officers will typically think, "this one has spirit; I'll let him go." The one with no shirt is the innocent man. Only innocent people run from the police. "I wuz scurred!" Even if the officer finds contraband on the subject, if he's black, the officer is in reality hassling him on...
  • Illegal protester beat up and accused of being racist

    08/27/2014 10:27:47 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 15 replies
    Facebook. ^ | 8/27/14 | Charles Symicek
    I know this is Facebook, but people have to see this video, this unbelievable. I couldn't find it anywhere else. This guy was protesting illegals with Jesse Lee Peterson and he got beat up and this reporter comes who can barely speak English and accuses him of being racist. Watch what happens...
  • Newborn baby girl found in garbage can in Kearns

    08/27/2014 10:21:10 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    Good4UTAH.com ^ | Marcos Ortiz
    UPDATE: Alicia Marie Englert, 24, gave birth to the baby on Sunday. Police say the newborn had not received any medical care or food. Investigators say they learned through the investigation that Englert threw the baby into the trash can. A Probable Cause statement filed by police stated "the birth mother was afraid to tell her parents about her pregnancy. She said she discarded the baby in hopes that it would die and solve her problems."
  • 'Scary' correction is coming: Analyst

    08/27/2014 9:16:01 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 55 replies
    cnbc ^ | 8-27-2014
    The Fed's low interest rates could bring a "scary" 50-60 percent market correction, technical analyst Abigail Doolittle told CNBC on Wednesday. "Unfortunately, I think it could come on a crash similar to what happened in 2007," the founder of Peak Theories Research said on " Squawk Box " a day after the S&P 500 closed above the 2,000 level for the first time ever. "It's tough to know what the exact catalyst will be. But that's the very nature of that kind of selloff. They start slowly and then happen very suddenly." Doolittle pointed to a 20-year chart of the...
  • The Basic Income Guarantee: Simplicity, but at What Cost?

    08/27/2014 5:55:16 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 20 replies
    CATO Unbound ^ | 8-26-2014 | Michael D. Tanner
    Our current welfare system is clearly a mess. The federal government currently funds 126 separate anti-poverty programs, at least 72 of which provide either cash or in-kind benefits to individuals. For example, there are 33 housing programs, run by four different cabinet departments, including bizarrely the Department of Energy. There are currently 21 different programs providing food or food purchasing assistance. These programs are administered by three different federal departments and one independent agency.  There are eight different health care programs, administered by five separate agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services. And six cabinet departments and five...
  • Doug Ducey wins Republican primary for governor in Arizona (Tea Party victory)

    08/27/2014 5:03:44 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 10 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 27 at 12:21 AM | Sean Sullivan
    Ducey, a former Cold Stone Creamery chief executive, was backed by numerous national tea party leaders including Sarah Palin and Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah).
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - August 27, 2014

    08/27/2014 3:14:11 AM PDT · by sneakers · 16 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning soon, - and it looks like something is in the works - 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, but we all stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • Mary Poppins was the original feminist

    08/26/2014 8:49:38 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 17 replies
    Time ^ | Aug 26 2014 | Sarah Begley
    Fifty years after Julie Andrews starred as that practically perfect nanny, the character is still a role model for young women. Like all Disney movies, Mary Poppins is full of whimsy and adventure, good guys and, if not bad guys, at least shades-of-grey guys. And as we celebrate the film today, on its fiftieth anniversary, let’s not forget its feminist perspective.
  • AZ Primary Nite

    08/26/2014 8:26:13 PM PDT · by KC Burke · 45 replies
    SOS AZ | 26 Aug 2014 | everyone
    BENNETT, KEN (REP) 10,806 10.46% DUCEY, DOUG (REP) 41,311 40.00% JONES, CHRISTINE (REP) 19,926 19.30% RIGGS, FRANK (REP) 6,076 5.88% SMITH, SCOTT (REP) 17,865 17.30% THOMAS, ANDREW P. (REP) 6,835 6.62%
  • Flight Diverted After Passengers Feud Over ‘Knee Defender’ Blocking Reclining Seat

    08/26/2014 7:33:15 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 124 replies
    ABC via Yahoo News ^ | Aug. 26,2014 | ABC News
    A $22 product designed to protect the most sacred of things when flying –- personal space -– led to an unscheduled landing in Chicago during a flight from Newark to Denver. Two passengers aboard the diverted United Airlines flight got into a heated argument Sunday after a male passenger used the product, the Knee Defender, to prevent the woman in the row in front from reclining her seat. The man, who was not identified, placed the Knee Defender’s brackets on his tray table attached to the back of the seat in front of him, 11B. The female passenger seated in...
  • Top IRS ethics lawyer facing possible disbarment, accused of lying

    08/26/2014 7:14:07 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8/26/2014 | Jim McElhatton
    A lawyer in the IRS ethics office is facing the possibility of being disbarred, according to records that accuse her of lying to a court-appointed board and hiding what she’d done with money from a settlement that was supposed to go to two medical providers who had treated her client. The disciplinary arm of the D.C. Court of Appeals has recommended that Takisha McGee, a section manager in the IRS Office of Professional Responsibility, lose her law license over the charge, which stems from a personal injury case she worked about a year before she joined the tax agency. Ms....
  • Sarah Palin: 'Washington' More Offensive to Americans than 'Redskins'

    08/26/2014 6:27:13 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 31 replies
    Breitbart news ^ | 24 Aug 2014 | Breitbart Sports
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin blasted the "Politically Correct Police" and said most Americans find "Washington" more offensive than "Redskins."
  • There’s Something Wrong in America: Michael Brown’s Funeral Sparks Calls for an Enduring Movement

    08/26/2014 6:23:33 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 18 replies
    Democracy Now ^ | 8-26-2014
    BENJAMIN CRUMP: It was 162 years ago, about 10 miles, Pastor Jones, from this great building where we say our final respects to young Michael Brown Jr. Maxine Waters, they say that it’s still referred to as the old courthouse where the Missouri Supreme Court issued the Dred Scott decision, Reverend Jackson. And the substance, Reverend Al, of that decision was that a person of African descent could not, nor were they ever to be considered a citizen pursuant to the United States Constitution. Now, one could logically conclude, Bishop Jakes, that this follows the precedents set by the 1787...
  • Vanity - November Man series re-released as Ebooks.

    08/26/2014 3:52:18 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 12 replies
    Since the adulterated version of the "There are No Spies" by Bill Granger is being released Thursday as movie with Pierce Brosnan and the very attractive Olga Kurylenko , the republishing of the November Man series in paperback has become available through eBooks on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. I have started to read "There are No Spies". It is a combination of Ian Fleming and Donald Hamilton. It is closer to tone and tenor to Donald Hamilton. The movie is getting beaten up pretty badly. It is a shamed because I really thought Brosnan did a decent job as...
  • ‘Astonishing’ Unknown Monuments Beneath the Ground Near Stonehenge

    08/26/2014 2:39:11 PM PDT · by bk1000 · 47 replies
    The Blaze.com ^ | 8/26/2014 | Liz Klimas
    The tall, bluestone pillars of Stonehenge in England are an iconic mystery, but what lies beneath is also “astonishing,” a recent survey of the surrounding land found.
  • A Crime Between Races Happened in West Point, Mississippi

    08/26/2014 1:33:54 PM PDT · by Hotmetal · 10 replies
    Water Cooler Talk ^ | 08/26/14 | Joseph B. St. John
    A crime between races happened in West Point, Mississippi this weekend and no one stole other people’s stuff. No one showed their grief by stealing a television for their personal use. No one stole alcohol to show that they wanted justice. No one destroyed anyone else’s property to prove they want equality. No, in West Point, Mississippi, people acted civilized. In West Point, Mississippi a group of African Americans attacked two white guys and CNN, FOX and MSNBC will not be there. No special interest groups will be marching in the street and celebrity do-gooders, who protest for profit, will...
  • Bi-Weekly Thread Thread #7, August 26, 2014

    08/26/2014 1:16:32 PM PDT · by Roos_Girl · 8 replies
    8/26/2014 | RG
    Welcome everyone to the bi-weekly Thread Thread, a once every other week post of all things sewing. Join us to discuss, ask questions and learn everything you've ever wanted to talk about, ask or discover about sewing. We include anything you can make with fabric, needle and thread. Share with us some or you designs and ideas on how to become more self-sufficient by making your own clothing, home decor or anything else.
  • A theological question about the afterlife

    08/26/2014 1:00:53 PM PDT · by MNDude · 111 replies
    I'm wondering if anyone here is Muslim, or is greatly knowledgeable about the Muslim religion. My one question is...What is the story of the 72 virgins waiting for Muslim martyrs? Were they humans that lived on earth and died or were they created just for the Muslim martyrs? Do they have any life outside being virgins waiting for martyrs? What awaits female Muslim martyrs in the afterlife? 72 male martyrs? Once a virgin has slept with a martyr, do they go on to a productive afterlife, or do they cease to exist? Also, why virgins? I guess no one wants...
  • Prayer request

    08/26/2014 12:47:17 PM PDT · by Marie · 132 replies
    vanity | 8/26/2014 | self
    Sorry folks, I'm not sure where to put this, but we've got a prayer request. My 20 year old son has been in the hospital for the last few days. They didn't know what has started all of this, but he had a heart attack last night. Right now, we're waiting for tests to come back and I'm scared out of my mind. He's just too young for this.
  • GOV. JERRY BROWN TO MEXICAN ILLEGALS: 'YOU'RE ALL WELCOME IN CALIFORNIA'

    08/26/2014 9:58:36 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/26/2014 | Tony Lee
    On Monday evening, California Governor Jerry Brown said all Mexicans, including illegal immigrants, are welcome in California. According to the Los Angeles Times, while introducing Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who said America is "the other Mexico," Brown "spoke about the interwoven histories of Mexico and California." He "nodded to the immigrants in the room, saying it didn't matter if they had permission to be in the United States." "You're all welcome in California," Brown reportedly said. Brown has made California a sanctuary state by signing the Trust Act, giving driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. He has also expanded financial...
  • Surrogate mother of twins who gave birth to disabled girl..'didn't want a dribbling cabbage'

    08/26/2014 9:12:53 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    mail online ^ | Corey Charlton for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Surrogate mother of twins who gave birth to disabled girl was told by woman she intended to give the child to that she 'didn't want a dribbling cabbage' A British surrogate mother says she will raise a disabled girl as her own after the baby's intended mother said she didn't want a 'dribbling cabbage' as her child. The child, born with Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy, was one of twins the surrogate mother was paid £12,000 in expenses to give birth to. The story shows remarkable similarities to that of baby Gammy, a Down's syndrome baby born to a Thai...
  • Physics is COOL! Molecules chilled to coldest temperature ever...

    08/26/2014 8:50:46 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 9 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 8/26/14 | By JONATHAN O'CALLAGHAN
    Physics is COOL! Molecules chilled to coldest temperature ever recorded at 2.5 thousandths of a degree above absolute zero Scientists at Yale University have created the world's coldest molecules Based in Connecticut the experiment chilled them to almost absolute zero It is the coldest temperature ever recorded for any molecule The physicists used a laser system to trap the molecules and cool them And it could prompt new research into areas such as quantum chemistry Physicists have succeeded in chilling molecules to the coldest temperature ever reported. The experiment lowered the temperature of selected molecules to 2.5 thousands of a...
  • Attorney and Cop Scuffle after Traffic Stop (video)

    08/26/2014 8:41:13 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 39 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 6-29-2014 | YouTube.com
    ST. ALBANS (VT) — Police video and documents provided to the St. Albans Messenger show how an ordinary traffic stop last week degenerated into a physical altercation, which further disintegrated into the use of ethnic and homophobic slurs. Local attorney Peter J.R. Martin, 74, was stopped by Officer Mike Malinowski of the St. Albans Police Dept. (SAPD) Thursday, June 12, at 5:30 p.m. for having tinted windows, which are not legal in Vermont. The incident occurred on Lake Road near Cherry Street at St. Albans Bay. Martin was subsequently charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. He has pleaded not...
  • The Taser Photoshoot: Portraits of People's Faces When Hit With A Stun Gun

    08/26/2014 7:57:52 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    Fstoppers ^ | August 25, 2014 | Patrick Hall
    As a portrait photographer, I am always trying to make people feel comfortable in front of my camera so I can capture a real emotion from them. But what if I was able to make people feel so uncomfortable in front of the camera that I could guarantee an interesting portrait every time? This is the idea behind my latest series: The Taser Photoshoot. I've edited two different videos as well as a behind the scenes in the full post below.
  • Amish horse and buggy robbed at gunpoint

    08/26/2014 7:41:33 AM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/25/2014 | Ollie Gillman
    "A masked bandit forced an Amish horse and buggy off a road and robbed them at gunpoint. Three people were travelling along East Eby Road, near Leola, Pennsylvania, in the buggy at 12.40am on Monday when a white minivan suddenly pulled into their, forcing the driver to stop. A bandit, who had his face covered, jumped out of the van wielding a gun and demanding money, police say."
  • RoboBrain marks the dawn of cloud robotics

    08/26/2014 5:56:19 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Load The Game ^ | August 25, 2014 | Emily Smith
    RoboBrain marks the dawn of cloud robotics Posted by: Emily Smith August 25, 2014 in Tech RoboBrain is the new attempt of artificial intelligence researchers to create a cloud-based database that would help out existing and future robots. In theory, RoboBrain is supposed to be a massive database of all the information robots have been taught so far and offers the possibility of increasing that knowledge as well. The main idea behind RoboBrain is that the cumulative knowledge robots have been able to gather should be collected in the same place, namely cloud storage, and made available to every robot...
  • Arby’s creates $10 mega meat sandwich

    08/26/2014 4:56:57 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    Drovers Cattle Network ^ | August 25, 2014 | Chelsea Mies
    After realizing that people thought Arby’s mainly served roast beef, the company made a poster showcasing a large stack of all the meats on the menu, which includes bacon and brisket, according to The Washington Post. It worked. “People started coming in and asking, ‘Can I have that?’” Arby’s vice president of brand and corporate communications Christopher Fuller said. Arby’s decided to go with it, and the “Meat Mountain” was born. It will not be listed on the menu, but store associates will make it for the customers who request it. At $10, the sandwich includes (from the bottom up)...
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - August 26, 2014

    08/26/2014 3:01:17 AM PDT · by sneakers · 8 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning soon, - and it looks like something is in the works - 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, but we all stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!