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  • Complex organic molecule found in interstellar space

    09/30/2014 4:03:21 PM PDT · by Natufian · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | 09/26/14 | Michael Eyre
    Scientists have found the beginnings of life-bearing chemistry at the centre of the galaxy. Iso-propyl cyanide has been detected in a star-forming cloud 27,000 light-years from Earth. Its branched carbon structure is closer to the complex organic molecules of life than any previous finding from interstellar space.
  • Obama to visit black-owned Indiana steel supplier

    09/30/2014 2:10:53 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    President Barack Obama's visit to southwestern Indiana will include a stop at a minority-owned steel processor to discuss steps his administration has taken to help in restore the economy, the White House said Tuesday. Obama will visit Millennium Steel Service LLC near Princeton to mark Manufacturing Day on Friday, the Evansville Courier & Press and WFIE-TV reported. Obama's remarks at Millennium Steel will be closed to the public.
  • With a Strategy Like This, Does it Even Matter Who the Free Syrian Army Is?

    09/30/2014 1:22:11 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9-29-2014 | THOMAS ROSE
    How will these 5,000 fighters leave their current positions and get to Saudi Arabia? Who will assume control of the positions they currently hold once they abandon them for the Elysian fields of Saudi Arabia? Once “trained” and “equipped”, how, a year and a half from now, will these 5000 FSA fighters, currently outnumbered 50 to 1, be able to “reassume” their long  abandoned positions? Does the Administration and other supporters of its FSA assistance strategy expect ISIS and Assad forces to politely agree to hold their enemies coats while they excuse themselves for training in Saudi Arabia?  Has there...
  • Target Canada accused of selling 'sexist' toddler PJs

    09/30/2014 12:36:30 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 22 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | 9-30-2014
    Target Canada is accused of selling pajamas that are sexist and sexualize baby girls. In a tweet, Aimee Morrison, an associate professor of English at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, posted a photo of girl PJs next to a similar design for boys. The girls' pajamas say, "I only date heroes." The boys' pajamas read, "Future man of steel." Morrison called on her Twitter followers to retweet the "sexist set of baby jammies." In an interview Tuesday, Morrison said it's been shared hundreds of times and the overwhelming response has been people questioning why DC Comics or Target would...
  • Archaeologist believes he's found 'Dracula's dungeon'

    09/30/2014 12:34:23 PM PDT · by dware · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09.30.2014 | Kate Seamons
    An archaeologist who has been part of the restoration and excavation effort at Turkey's Tokat Castle believes he has uncovered the dungeons where Vlad the Impaler was once held. Ibrahim Cetin tells the Hurriyet Daily News that the two dungeons that were found were "built like a prison." And while he deems it "hard to estimate" which room the man who served as Dracula's inspiration was held in, "he was around here," he says.
  • Police: 1 student hurt, high school evacuated in shooting on campus in Louisville

    09/30/2014 12:14:31 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    The Republic / AP ^ | 9-30-2014 | DYLAN LOVAN
    A high school student was injured and one person was being sought after a shooting at a high school in southern Louisville, police said Tuesday. The student had non-life threatening injuries and was reunited with parents at University Hospital, Officer Phil Russell said. He didn't say if the injured student and shooter knew each other or if the shooter was a student at Fern Creek Traditional High School. Russell said the suspect left the 1,400-student school immediately after firing the shot. "It appears it is an isolated incident that happened just inside the school," Russell said. "Obviously a large crime...
  • Charismatically Challenged

    09/30/2014 11:11:13 AM PDT · by yetidog · 14 replies
    September 30, 2014 | Vanity
    Ever notice how less thant averge Obama appointees are?
  • Doctor Refuses to Treat Child With Trisomy 18, Tells Mom “She’s Lived Longer Than Expected”

    09/30/2014 9:42:41 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    life news ^ | Brad Smith
    We have a friend, Kayse, here in Michigan who has a beautiful little 2 year old girl named Lila. Kayse sent us an update the other day (Saturday September 27th) because Lila has been sick for the last couple of weeks. Most people have read about the viruses making their way around the country and get a little nervous about their children getting one of these viruses that have put so many children in the hospital. Well, we pay close attention to these updates that we receive because Lila has Trisomy 18 (Edwards Syndrome) which is the same chromosome abnormality...
  • The rise in U.S.-led airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, in one graphic [TARGETS HIT LIST]

    09/30/2014 9:36:17 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 12 replies
    WP ^ | September 29 at 12:43 PM | Dan Lamothe
    The rise in U.S.-led airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, in one graphic As outlined a short time ago on Checkpoint, the cost of the U.S. military campaign against the Islamic State is likely closing in on $1 billion, and could rise at a cost of between $200 million and $320 million per month as it continues. This graphic was produced by colleagues at The Washington Post with information released by U.S. Central Command and compiled in this spreadsheet I posted on Google Docs. It shows that the pace of U.S.-led airstrikes in Iraq and Syria have increased rapidly, especially...
  • Pentagon: Most of ISIS’ oil refineries in Syria have been destroyed

    09/30/2014 8:53:54 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 10 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | Maggie Ybarra
    The Pentagon says that it has demolished the majority of the oil refineries the Islamic State has been using to fund its terrorist activities and now is systematically destroying the Syria-based stockpiles that support the terrorist network’s fighters in Iraq. Over the past several days, the U.S. military and its Arab nation partners have pummeled eastern Syria with missiles, razing 16 of about 20 Islamic State-controlled oil refineries, a senior Pentagon official said. Now, the multinational operation will focus on hindering the extremist group’s ability to conduct combat in Iraq.
  • Peshmerga Forces Free Rabia and Head Towards Sinjar

    09/30/2014 8:02:39 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 5 replies
    BasNews, Erbil ^ | 30.09.2014
    Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Rabia on Tuesday morning News / Kurdistan Peshmerga Forces Free Rabia and Head Towards Sinjar 30.09.2014 BasNews, Erbil   Early Tuesday morning, Kurdish Peshmerga forces attacked Islamic State (IS) militants in Rabia and Zumar in Northern Iraq and were able to take control of Rabia, a strategically vital town on the Iraq - Syria border.   According to Peshmerga in the area, Kurdish forces have begun an operation to re-take the areas surrounding Sinjar. They plan to open a route that will facilitate the liberation of the majority-Yazidi town in northern Iraq.   BasNews has...
  • One-fifth of U.S. workers were laid off in past five years, study says

    09/30/2014 6:16:39 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 24, 2014 | Jim Puzzanghera
    One in five U.S. workers was laid off in the past five years and about 22% of those who lost their jobs still haven't found another one, according to a new survey that showed the extent Americans have struggled in the sluggish labor market since the Great Recession ended. http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-layoffs-unemployment-jobs-economy-20140924-story.html
  • Jeb Bush: ‘This Is The Most Pessimistic America Has Ever Been’ (follows Palin)

    09/30/2014 5:08:29 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 46 replies
    CBS DC ^ | September 30, 2014 7:45 AM | Associated Press
    His visit to Kansas comes just days after former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin campaigned with Roberts.
  • Carbon hypocrites: Greens’ fossil-fuel profits

    09/30/2014 4:34:16 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 3 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/28/14 | By Michael James Barton
    Carbon hypocrites: Greens’ fossil-fuel profits By Michael James Barton Billionaire Democrat activist Tom Steyer is using his fortune to combat what he thinks is the greatest threat to America. No, not ISIS or Ebola. To help favored congressional candidates, he’s running an ad that highlights pollution from an oil refinery owned by Charles and David Koch — whose political donations largely favor the party Steyer opposes. And never mind the fact that Steyer had no qualms about fossil fuel back when his hedge fund was making millions in the industry. With this effort, Steyer joins a long list of green...
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - September 30, 2014

    09/30/2014 3:06:25 AM PDT · by sneakers · 14 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning to the airwaves, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will continue to meet in our usual spot as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, so stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • Transgenderism Is A Mental Illness, Not A Civil Rights Issue

    09/30/2014 2:27:46 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 9-30-2014 | John Hawkins
    If someone came to a doctor and asked him to cut off a perfectly healthy arm because it just felt "wrong" for the arm to be there, should the doctor do it? This isn't an idle question because this does happen with a mental illness called Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID). People who have it feel as if they're not supposed to have a certain body part, like an arm or leg. As a general rule, doctors won't remove a healthy body part; so some of these poor deluded people crush, mangle, burn, or otherwise deliberately destroy their own arms...
  • Men charged with assaulting 'pirate' neighbor

    09/29/2014 8:42:07 PM PDT · by Moonman62 · 31 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 09/29/14 | Linda Trischitta
    Larry Harcar was swaggering down his street last week in full "Pirates of the Caribbean" regalia: Bearded, in black and with a toy gun and sword. It's what he likes doing this time of year — for entertainment, he told authorities. The fun ended when Harcar, 49, found himself face down on the ground with two loaded pistols pointed at his head. The guns were in the hands of two startled neighbors from three doors away, the Broward Sheriff's Office said, who were fearful of the "pirate's" appearance. The costume drama began Wednesday afternoon, when Harcar was spotted by Ahmed...
  • UC to create more 'gender-neutral' restrooms

    09/29/2014 6:28:24 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 24 replies
    KMPH Fox 26 / AP ^ | 9-29-2014
    University of California President Janet Napolitano is responding to concerns raised by gay and transgender students and staff by directing the system's 10 campuses to create more gender-neutral restrooms and to allow students to update their records with a preferred name that does not necessarily match their legal name. Napolitano said Monday that the two actions respond to recommendations from a task force that started meeting before she assumed the president's job and that she has asked to provide her with ongoing advice for how the university can be more LGBT-inclusive.
  • Rihanna joining James Bond film? 007 franchise considering singer as Bond girl

    09/29/2014 6:15:51 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 59 replies
    James Bond loves the ladies, but he has never revealed his personal music preferences. Perhaps that won’t matter if Rihanna works out a deal to be the next Bond girl. The idea of the beautiful and talented singer has caught some fans by surprise, but everyone does think it would be a great idea for Rihanna to be part of the movie franchise. According to Elle Magazine on Monday, RiRi has been approached by the movie's producers for a cameo role in a James Bond movie
  • Look Behind The Curtain: Marching Band Gives Oz Tribute

    09/29/2014 5:44:34 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    cns ^ | september 29, 2014
    Ohio State's marching band performs during the Sept. 27 Buckeyes game. Theme: The Wizard of Oz.
  • 5 family members die mysteriously inside Utah home

    09/29/2014 5:30:55 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 37 replies
    kpax ^ | 9-29-2014
    Another son of the couple found the bodies on Saturday night, the Springville Department of Public Safety said. Preliminary autopsy results have ruled out any sort of violent assault. "The Medical Examiner has indicated that the next step is to continue the investigation through analysis of blood samples to determine what may have caused the deaths," the Springville DPS said. All five bodies were found in one bedroom of a duplex, CNN affiliate KUTV reported. Firefighters entered the home wearing special equipment to test for carbon monoxide, but there was no indication of a buildup of the odorless poisonous, gas,...
  • Write-in candidate smokes what she says is marijuana in political ad

    09/29/2014 5:10:45 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 18 replies
    kpax ^ | 9-29-2014 | Justin Peligri
    "I'm Anne Armstrong, and I'm going to be the next governor of Rhode Island," she says in the minute-and-a-half-long video. "And I hope that during my tenure, I will be able to dispel a number of misconceptions about cannabis use." Armstrong, who said she smokes cannabis every day, uses it for medicinal purposes, and also argues that it helps her focus and communicate with people around her. In the video, she takes a hit off a pipe after insisting that pot users "shouldn't be ostracized or marginalized." "It doesn't make people crazy the way you've been told," she says. "We've...
  • Mobile app spyware developer indicted on US charges

    09/29/2014 2:02:21 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    Phys.org ^ | 9-29-2014
    The head of a Pakistani company which created an app called StealthGenie allowing users to spy on other people's mobile devices was indicted on US criminal charges, officials said Monday. The Justice Department said the indictment of Hammad Akbar, 31, of Lahore, Pakistan, is the first-ever criminal case concerning the advertisement and sale of a mobile device spyware app. Akbar is chief executive of InvoCode Pvt Ltd, which advertises and sells StealthGenie online and which uses a data center based in Virginia. The app enables the monitoring of voice calls and chats on mobile devices such as the Apple iPhone...
  • High court puts off start of early voting in Ohio

    09/29/2014 1:32:47 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 27 replies
    wncn ^ | 9-29-2014
    A divided Supreme Court has put off the start of early voting in Ohio, which had been set to begin Tuesday. The justices' order by a 5-4 vote Monday granted a request from state officials, who have been trying to trim the number of days for early voting and restrict weekend and evening hours. The moves prompted a lawsuit from black churches and civil rights groups that the new rules would make it difficult for residents to vote and disproportionately affect low-income and black voters Early voting in the swing state now will start on Oct. 7, under a state...
  • Facebook Launches Atlas to Shoulder the Whole Digital-Advertising World

    09/29/2014 1:15:39 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 2 replies
    Tech News World ^ | 9-29-2014 | Katherine Noyes
    ... with Facebook's immense database of 1.3 billion users -- their profiles, their status updates, their likes and dislikes -- the company can not only deliver better contextual ads, but it can do that on a precise and personal level to everyone on the Internet, without the need for intrusive and often-blocked cookies, Safko said. "This means that anywhere any of us go online with any device -- from a desktop computer to a smartphone -- advertising can be directed individually to each of us, offering just the right product or service at the very moment we are ready to...
  • Sheriff: DCF warned in 2013 about man who killed family

    09/29/2014 11:22:38 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 3 replies
    The state Department of Children & Families was warned in 2013 that a man should be kept away from the daughter and six grandchildren that he later killed, Alachua County’s sheriff told a newspaper. The child protection team responded after Spirit’s ex-wife, Christine Jeffers, called authorities in an attempt to protect her grandchildren, telling a deputy that Don Spirit suffered from bipolar disorder. Last year, three of the six children killed were interviewed by a child protection team that warned DCF that former Tampa resident Don Spirit should have no contact with his grandchildren, Sheriff Sadie Darnell told The Gainesville...
  • KFC branch refuses customer hand wipe because muslim people in restaurant might take offence

    09/29/2014 10:43:26 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 104 replies
    A KFC member of staff refused a customer a hand-wipe as it might offend muslim people. The incident happened at a branch in Leicester which is taking part in a ‘halal’ trial. Halal means ‘lawful’ in Arabic and as hand wipes are soaked in alcohol, which is forbidden by the Quran, KFC in St George’s Retail Park said it could not offer the customer, Graham Noakes, 41, one. “They told me it might offend other customers,” said Mr Noakes. “I explained that it wouldn’t affect me. In fact - I told them I like alcohol, so it wouldn’t bother me...
  • VSP: Forensic Evidence Links Jesse Matthew to Harrington Case

    09/29/2014 10:03:36 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 18 replies
    nbc29.com ^ | September 29 2014 | Reported by Henry Graff
    According to Virginia State Police, Jesse Matthew, the man facing abduction with intent to defile charges in connection with the Hannah Graham case, has been linked to another high profile disappearance. Police confirm that forensic evidence links Matthew to the Harrington case. Harrington, a Virginia Tech student at the time, was abducted and murdered in Charlottesville in 2009 after leaving a Metallica concert at John Paul Jones Arena. DNA evidence was collected from the site where Harrington's remains were found on Anchorage Farm in Albemarle County three months after her disappearance. State police have said there is a link between...
  • Pediatricians urge IUDs or implants for teen girls

    09/29/2014 9:20:14 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 11 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | 9-29-2014 | LINDSEY TANNER
    IUDs and hormonal implants cost more, usually hundreds of dollars, because inserting them involves a medical procedure typically done in doctors' offices. But they're less expensive in the long run than over-the-counter condoms or prescription birth control pills, said Dr. Mary Ott, an adolescent medicine specialist and associate pediatrics professor at Indiana University. She is the policy statement's lead author,Teens have to remember to use pills and condoms consistently. By contrast, IUDs typically work for three to 10 years after insertion, while implants typically last three years. The new guidance was published Monday in Pediatrics. It echoes 2012 recommendations from...
  • Cities to visit in Europe??

    09/29/2014 9:05:14 AM PDT · by babylon_times · 84 replies
    Me and a few friends will be spending 3 weeks in Europe Early next summer.... Has anyone here been over there? What are a few things "We shouldn't miss"?
  • Boehner: I’m Staying Out Of Immigration Debate

    09/29/2014 8:48:40 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9-29-2014 | Neil Munro
    House Speaker John Boehner told The Daily Caller he’s staying out of the debate over immigration’s impact on Americans, but still insisted that a major bill “needs to get done.”
  • Choral music not heard since era of Henry VIII has been played for first time in 500 years

    09/29/2014 7:06:41 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9-29-14 | Hannah Furness
    Choral music not heard since the time of Henry VIII has been brought to life for the first time in 500 years, as an academic unearths an untouched manuscript and shows it to a modern choir. The manuscript, a book of 34 religious songs, was given to Henry VIII as a lavish gift from a French diplomat in his early reign. Containing songs referencing Henry and his then-bride Catherine of Aragon, it is considered the most "luxurious" surviving diplomatic gift of its kind. It remained in the Royal Collection after the king's death, and was later given to the nation...
  • 'Wacko Birds' Author: Liberals, Media Hate Palin for Embracing Faith, Family, Career

    09/29/2014 5:33:57 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Sep 2014 | Tony Lee
    In a book that thoroughly examines the successes and failures of the Tea Party in the age of Obama, Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Joel Pollak's chapter on former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin shows why Palin unmasked the media's biases against conservatives just like Barack Obama exposed the media's biases for liberals, especially those Obama's mold. (Link) http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/09/28/Wacko-Birds-Author-Liberals-Media-Hate-Palin-for-Embracing-Faith-Family-Career
  • Predicting every NFL game: Here's how the season plays out

    09/29/2014 4:37:38 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 16 replies
    This is the third consecutive year I've played out the season picking every single game -- with scores. It is a laborious job, but it's one I truly enjoy doing to get a better gauge on how I think the NFL season will play out.
  • Astronomers confirm contamination by stardust in detection of sky ripples

    09/28/2014 10:47:34 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 10 replies
    The Tech ^ | 9-26-14 | Dennis Overbye
    Stardust got in their eyes. In the spring a group of astronomers who go by the name of BICEP announced they had detected ripples in the sky, gravitational waves that were the opening notes of the Big Bang. The finding was heralded as potentially the greatest discovery of the admittedly young century, but some outside astronomers said the group had underestimated the extent to which interstellar dust could have contaminated the results - a possibility that the group conceded in its official report in June. Now a long-awaited report by astronomers using data from the European Space Agency’s Planck satellite...
  • McDonald’s Japan celebrates Halloween by joining the dark burger revolution

    09/28/2014 9:38:18 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    Rocket News 24 ^ | 9-29-2014 | Casey Baseel
    It’s been just over a week since the release of Burger King’s two pitch-black hamburgers, which might have left some fast food fans in a bit of a bind. On the one hand, they’re definitely eye-catching and intriguing, but their buns owe (and cheese) their sinister shade to an infusion of bamboo charcoal. While it’s perfectly edible, we imagine some people are just a tad averse to eating charcoal. So if your palate isn’t quite that wide, but you’re still adventurous enough to eat squid ink, McDonald’s has got you covered with their own dark burger. Just in time for Halloween,...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Citizens United Was The Current Supreme Court's

    09/28/2014 8:50:00 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 29 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | September 28, 2014
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Citizens United Was The Current Supreme Court's Worst Ruling The Huffington Post | By Ashley Alman 09/28/2014 Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg expressed her extreme regret over several of the current Court's rulings in a wide-ranging interview published in The New Republic Sunday evening, including their rejecting the commerce clause of President Barack Obama's health care law, and issuing a huge blow to the Voting Rights Act in their Shelby County v. Holder decision. But the first Supreme Court ruling Ginsburg would send to the guillotine would be the Court's decision in the case of Citizens...
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - September 29, 2014

    09/28/2014 7:11:20 PM PDT · by sneakers · 27 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning to the airwaves, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will continue to meet in our usual spot as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, so stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • Travel to Mexico

    09/28/2014 6:05:57 PM PDT · by bushwon · 135 replies
    Me | 09/28/2014 | Bushwon
    Daughter is traveling to Mexico City, and I am looking for some useful travel references...some first-hand Freeper info/advice, or books/websites that have a "step-by-step" account of what to expect when she arrives at the airport. She has never traveled to a Mexico (or any other country forthat matter), and it has been a long time since I traveled to Mexico, so I am looking for the latest information to provide to her. Thank you for your help.
  • Duke University porn star who once said “porn is empowering” tells the real heartbreaking story

    09/28/2014 2:54:44 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 83 replies
    The Young Conservatives ^ | 9/27/2014 | Joshua Riddle
    A student at Duke University started doing porn to pay for her tuition. She became a media sensation and liberals everywhere loved telling her story. She would do interviews and say things like porn is “empowering” and “freeing”. She is in a documentary coming up and now that she has been in the industry for a little bit her view of porn has dramatically shifted. “The sex industry has a way of making you very cynical and very bitter,” a tired-looking Weeks tells an off-camera interviewer, “In a way I’ve started to become kind of a bit bitter and a...
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 9/28 7-11pm est

    09/28/2014 2:04:58 PM PDT · by Vision · 34 replies
    WAMU ^ | 9/28/14 | Ed Walker
    Friends it's Sunday night again, and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another four hours of classic radio Americana. Listen LiveInfo*tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.
  • Hong Kong's protests turn violent; 34 hurt

    09/28/2014 12:51:24 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 2 replies
    cnn ^ | 9-28-2014 | Ivan Watson, Elizabeth Joseph, Anjali Tsui and Steve Almasy
    After a day of tense protests in Hong Kong in which at least 34 people were injured, organizers called on tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators in the Chinese territory to head home late Sunday. But as Sunday became early Monday, it appeared many of the protesters were set to continue to jam streets of the business district. The sometimes violent demonstrations follow a week of student-led boycotts and protests against what many see as the encroachment of China's political will on Hong Kong's governance. They were responding to China's decision to allow only Beijing-vetted candidates to stand in the...
  • WWII Trainer - Fairchild PT - 26

    09/28/2014 10:18:19 AM PDT · by kjam22 · 36 replies
    VANITY | 9-28-2014 | kjam22
    Just still pumped. Yesterday I got a ride in this plane ... and got to fly it for about 15 minutes. My first time piloting anything. This was really cool!
  • Friend: Andy Kaufman Is Still Alive

    09/28/2014 10:09:08 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 28, 2014 | Larry Getlen
    Friend: Andy Kaufman is still alive Could faking his own death be Andy Kaufman's biggest joke yet? In 1980, legendary comedian Andy Kaufman and his writing partner, Bob Zmuda, wrote a script for a film called “The Tony Clifton Story,” based on a character of Kaufman’s. On Page 124, there is a block of dialogue intended for Kaufman to speak as himself, informing viewers of Clifton’s demise. Among the lines: “On June 12, 1980 . . . Tony Clifton, at the age of 45, died of cancer at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Hollywood, California.” Four years later, at age 35, Kaufman himself would,...
  • Turns out 2014 trade with China so far, is just as big as disaster as 2013 was

    09/28/2014 9:42:06 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 57 replies
    US Census ^ | 9/28/2014 | (original post)
    People we are sleeping in America. Every single month now, we buy 30 or 40 billion dollars more from China, than we sell to China. This year, is every bit the disaster, that it was last year. And the year before. Except it is worse, because we CONTINUE TO INCREASE OUR DEBT. Just saying. Bring back American businesses, and bring back American JOBS. Jobs.
  • The ECB And The Fed Are Living In Alternate Universes

    09/28/2014 6:36:24 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 1 replies
    Business Insider, Australia ^ | 9-28-2014 | WILLIAM SCHOMBERG
    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew last week laid bare Washington’s long-standing frustrations with the reluctance of European governments to increase public spending. The risk of the euro zone sliding into deflation and deeper stagnation is adding to the drag on the global economy from a slowdown in China, where authorities are trying to rein in lending, and concerns about conflict in the Middle East. But instead of fiscal action by European governments, it is action by the ECB that is the most likely spur for the region. After surprising markets with an interest rate cut at its September meeting and...
  • Dennis Kimetto sets world mark at Berlin Marathon (2:02:57)

    09/28/2014 6:21:35 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 11 replies
    Kenya's Dennis Kimetto smashed the marathon world record in Berlin on Sunday, winning the race in a time of two hours, two minutes and 57 seconds after setting a scintillating pace from the start.
  • Potato Salad Kickstarter Guy Throws Huge Party for Charity

    09/28/2014 6:19:51 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    mashable ^ | 9-27-2014 | BRITTANY LEVINE
    There were bands. There were potato sack races. There were 3,000 pounds of potatoes. There was even peace and love at PotatoStock 2014, the charity bash that spawned out of a $55,000 Kickstarter campaign to make a batch of potato salad. On Saturday, Zack Brown, the Ohio man who asked for $10 on Kickstarter in July to make potato salad for the first time, but instead netted tens of thousands of dollars from nearly 7,000 people, threw a public party for charity. The Idaho Potato Commission and corporate sponsors donated potato salad supplies for the party. And the Columbus Foundation,...
  • Rosneft, Exxon (NYSE:XOM) Arctic Well Strikes Oil

    09/28/2014 2:08:02 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 5 replies
    Live Trading News ^ | Sep 28, 2014 | Paul Ebeling
    Russia has discovered what may prove to be a vast deposit of Crude Oil in 1 of the world’s most remote places with the help of America’s largest energy company, Exxon (NYSE:XOM). Russia’s state-run OAO Rosneft (PINK:RNFTF) said a well drilled in the Kara Sea region of the Arctic Ocean with Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM) struck oil, showing the region has the potential to become one of the world’s most important crude-producing areas. The announcement was made by Rosneft’s CEO Igor Sechin, who spent 2 days sailing on a Russian research ship to the drilling rig where the find was...
  • Group touts 4,000 abortions in 1 year with Clinton's support

    09/27/2014 10:23:47 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9-26-2014 | Paul Bedard
    Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton’s international foundation, in the spotlight this month for hosting the annual Clinton Global Initiative in New York, back two groups that operate a massive international abortion business, including one that heralded its 4,000 abortions in a 2013 annual report.