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  • Nepal Earthquake Follows 700-Year-Old Pattern, Geologists Say

    04/27/2015 7:47:08 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    hngn ^ | 4-27-2015
    Experts discovered the centuries-old pattern just weeks before Saturday's devastating earthquake. Geologists say Nepal's last two deadliest earthquakes, one in 1934 that killed thousands and another 81 years later on Saturday, is part of a pattern that occurred centuries before, the BBC reported.  In the jungles of central Nepal, French researchers digging along the country's main earthquake fault say they found evidence within the ground's charcoal indicating that a set of devastating earthquakes occurred in two areas along the fault in 1255 and then 89 years later in 1344- the same area where the two recent quakes occurred over 700...
  • Hillary Clinton will win the presidency in a landslide

    04/27/2015 7:13:29 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 72 replies
    Baltimore Post Examiner ^ | 4-27-2015 | WILLS DAHL
    In the fall of 2007 during her first run for president, Hillary Clinton was often asked why her name was so polarizing in politics. She had a good answer: Unlike the other Democrats competing with her for the nod, she had a record of withstanding Republican attacks that went back for decades. It had taken its toll on her, of course, but the fact that she was still standing was a testament to her electability. Today, her campaign is barely a week old, and she’s already endured years of attacks since she emerged as the overwhelming favorite for the nomination...
  • vanity,Bumble Bee, 2 Employees Charged in Death of Worker Cooked in Tuna Oven,

    Bumble Bee Foods and two employees were charged Monday with violating safety regulations in the death of a California worker who was cooked in an industrial oven with tons of tuna, prosecutors said.
  • New Poll: Palin Slams Bush (Strong Support for Palin in Florida)

    04/27/2015 5:26:42 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 22 replies
    examiner.com ^ | April 26, 2015 10:52 PM MST | TCC Staff
    On April 25, 2015 a random face-to-face poll was conducted in St. Augustine, Florida, testing the strength of two potential presidential candidates. The question was “Who would you vote for Sarah Palin or Jeb Bush?” The results are as follows: 1. Palin 55% 2. Bush 37% 3. Neither 8%
  • Road Rage Camaro Driver Causes A Big Crash In New York (video)

    04/27/2015 4:45:47 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 99 replies
    www.carscoops.com ^ | april 27, 2015 | john halas
    YouTuber Tim Linton, who had just installed a dash-cam on his vehicle the previous day,captured the incident on film.  From what we understand, it all started at the 35-second mark when the fifth-gen Camaro driver tried to squeeze in front of the truck from the right lane. Instead of just slowing down, the pickup accelerated and the two drivers started bickering on the road.  The Camaro driver tailgated the pickup, and the pickup driver responded by riding right next to the large truck on the right hand side blocking the other motorist's way. Moments later, the Chevy driver tried to overtake the...
  • AN OPEN LETTER: Dear Racist, Looting, Rioting Scumbags in Baltimore…

    04/27/2015 4:32:39 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 42 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 04/27/2015 | Steven Crowder
    We live in an age of sensationalism. We find ourselves in an era where every headline has to grab your attention, regardless of its substance in order to generate your digital patronage. That’s the news industry in which we live. I’m hoping this can cut through that. To the looters, to the vandals, the felons, the people in Baltimore (and elsewhere) ruining this great Republic of ours: before you call me a racist, before you call me insensitive… understand that to use both would be an oxymoron. It is my complete lack of any interest in your race, background, gender,...
  • 3 Student-Designed Pavilions from DS10 to be Built at Burning Man

    04/27/2015 1:43:50 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 9 replies
    Arch Daily ^ | 4-27-2015
    Three students from Diploma Studio 10 (DS10) at the University of Westminster have received grants to see their designs realized at this year’s Burning Man festival. The projects - The Infinity Tree, Reflection, and Bismuth Bivouac - are temporary pavilions that will provide respite for festival-goers, each with a unique experiential quality to captivate the masses. Drawing upon the 2015 Burning Man theme “Carnival of Mirrors,” the three pavilions will explore the illusory and enchanting qualities of old-fashioned carnival culture while serving as functional spaces of rest and shelter from the Black Rock Desert sun. These and other installations will make up a...
  • 'Black-ish' creator set to write 'Good Times' movie

    04/27/2015 1:19:14 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 16 replies
    UT San Diego ^ | 4-27-2015 | AP
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Good times are coming to the big screen. "Black-ish" creator Kenya Barris has been set to write the screenplay for a "Good Times" film based on the hit '70s sitcom, his manager confirmed to The Associated Press. "Good Times," which aired on CBS from 1974 to 1979, was about an African-American family living in a poor neighborhood in Chicago.
  • Baltimore protesters injure officer, has to be carried away (Video)

    04/27/2015 1:10:30 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 21 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 4-27-2015
    Things are heating up again in Baltimore and it looks like the police are taking the brunt of it. On MSNBC a copter camera caught a policeman being carried away after being injured in an altercation with protesters who were previously throwing rocks and bottles at police.
  • Indiana State Council of the Knights of Columbus refusing to defend Catholic teaching on marriage

    04/27/2015 12:48:48 PM PDT · by massmike · 9 replies
    churchmilitant.com ^ | 04/27/2015 | Michael Voris
    This past weekend, while a reception was being held at Knights of Columbus Hall in Madison, Indiana for a lesbian wedding reception, the state organization was simultaneously gathering in Indianapolis to conduct a vote on how to treat the issue of renting their halls for gay weddings and receptions. When Church Militant.com broke the news earlier this year about Madison Council #934 renting the hall for a lesbian reception, a firestorm broke out in the Catholic social media world. Thousands of faithful Catholics voiced their opposition, and many called the council headquarters insisting the lesbian reception be cancelled and any...
  • Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch Delivers Remarks at Swearing-In by Vice President Joe Biden

    04/27/2015 12:40:36 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    Justice.gov ^ | 4-27-2015 | Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch
    As I look out over all of you gathered here today, my overwhelming reaction is one of profound gratitude.  I must, of course, thank the President for his faith in me in asking me to lead the department that I love to even greater heights. Thank you, Mr. Vice President, for your presence and your comments here today, and for your steadfast support and wise counsel throughout the process.  I also must thank Senators Schumer and Leahy for their support, over the years and now, and for making the floor of the U.S. Senate a welcoming place for me and...
  • Nation Of Islam and Gangs To Embattled Cities: We’re In Control

    04/27/2015 12:03:02 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 75 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4-27-2015 | KERRY PICKET
    The reaction from authorities and activists to the violence exploding from protests in Baltimore appears to be a start of a pattern. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake “thanked the Nation of Islam” Saturday, “who have been very present in our efforts to keep calm and peace in our city.” The Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross asked the mayor’s office relating to her comments about giving “space” to those who wish to “destroy.” The mayor’s office would only say her comments were taken out of context. The thank you came following the riots that erupted from local protests relating to the death...
  • A Nuke-Free World Is a No-Brainer

    04/27/2015 11:37:47 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 37 replies
    newsweek ^ | 4-27-2015 | PETER MAURER
    When Dr. Marcel Junod flew over the blasted remains of Hiroshima in an American plane in September 1945, he could not recognize what lay beneath him. “The centre of the city was a sort of white patch, flattened and smooth like the palm of a hand. Nothing remained,” he wrote. Junod, a delegate from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) newly arrived in Japan, could not identify the shapes of buildings, but he realized that the landscape of war had changed forever. Junod’s diaries end with a call for an outright ban on nuclear weapons. The Red Cross and...
  • Human rights advocates speak out on Gloria Steinem's Korea DMZ walk

    04/27/2015 11:06:24 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 11 replies
    upi ^ | 4-27-2015 | Elizabeth Shim
    WASHINGTON, April 27 (UPI) -- An international women's peace walk through the Korean peninsula's forbidden demilitarized zone is under criticism from human rights advocates. The May 24 walk includes Nobel laureates, disarmament activists and U.S. feminist Gloria Steinem. On Friday The New York Times reported organizers received conditional approval for the walk from both Seoul and Pyongyang. Activists involved said they are calling for a permanent peace to replace the 1953 armistice agreement that stopped the Korean War but did not end tensions on the Korean peninsula. Cora Weiss, president of The Hague Appeal for Peace has said, "We're calling...
  • Bloods and Crips Team Up to Protest Baltimore’s Cops

    04/27/2015 10:36:21 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 35 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 4-27-2015 | KATE BRIQUELET
    Before protests over Freddie Gray’s death turned chaotic, an unlikely alliance was born in Baltimore on Saturday: Rivals from the Bloods and the Crips agreed to march side by side against police brutality. The alleged gang members are pictured on social media crowding together with Nation of Islam activists, who told The Daily Beast they brokered the truce in honor of Gray, who died last week after sustaining spinal injuries while in police custody. In one photo, a gang activist in a red sweatshirt crouches to fit into a group photo with rivals decked out in blue bandanas. “I can...
  • Muslim women shed light to help shed misconceptions

    04/27/2015 8:50:59 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    Hampton Roads ^ | 4-26-2015 | Sarah Kleiner Varble, Virginian-Pilot
    Can you answer these questions about Muslims correctly? 1. Who is permitted to have multiple spouses? Men, Women, Both, Neither. 2. Where is Mecca? Western Pakistan, Western Iran, Central Saudi Arabia, Northern Afghanistan. 3. Muslim women should dress modestly in front of: Any male, Any male except for her husband, Only in public, None of the above. 4. Which are permissible professions for Muslim women? Teacher, Politician, Make-up artist, None of the above, All of the above. 5. Husbands and wives share family finances equally. True, False Answers: 1. Men, but the Quran discourages polygamy unless a man can treat...
  • Report: Journalists face deadliest time 'in recent history'

    04/27/2015 8:34:30 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 8 replies
    ksl.com ^ | 4-27-2015 | CARA ANNA, ap
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Extremist groups and the governments that restrict liberties to combat those militants have created "the most deadly and dangerous period for journalists in recent history," according to a new report released Monday. The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists' annual report on press freedom is a collection of essays that spotlight Syria's deadly reporting landscape, censorship during the Ebola outbreak, the jailing of journalists in Egypt and Ethiopia, and even how journalists last year were used in extremists' propaganda films. "These organizations are not merely producing videos," the report warns of groups like the Islamic State....

    04/27/2015 8:28:55 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 51 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/27/15 | by THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D
    LESBIAN COUPLE ACCUSES CHRISTIAN BAKERS OF ‘MENTAL RAPE,’ AWARDED $135,000 An Oregon judge has awarded Lesbian couple Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer $135,000 for “emotional damages” in a lawsuit against Aaron and Melissa Klein of Sweet Cakes Bakery. They are a Christian couple who declined to provide a wedding cake to the same-sex couple in 2013. In their lawsuit, the two women claimed they felt “mentally raped,” as part of a list of 88 symptoms of emotional distress they experienced at being refused a cake. The long list of symptoms included “acute loss of confidence,” “doubt,” “excessive sleep,” “felt mentally raped,...
  • Supreme Court briefs reveal religious groups don’t agree on how to oppose same-sex marriage

    04/27/2015 7:51:31 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4-27-2015 | Daniel Silliman
    The Supreme Court will begin hearing oral arguments this week on same-sex marriage, a case expected to be divisive across the nation. Even those who oppose same-sex marriage disagree on how to argue the case against it. As the Supreme Court hears Obergefell v. Hodges this week, attention turns to the oral arguments for and against the state laws defining marriage as being between one man and one woman. The court also can consider the scores of arguments offered in legal briefs filed by “friends of the court.” Many of the arguments are from religious groups with strong opinions on both sides...
  • Who runs Hollywood? C'mon [2008]

    04/27/2015 5:19:18 AM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 18 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/19/2008 | Joel Stein
    I have never been so upset by a poll in my life. Only 22% of Americans now believe "the movie and television industries are pretty much run by Jews," down from nearly 50% in 1964. The Anti-Defamation League, which released the poll results last month, sees in these numbers a victory against stereotyping. Actually, it just shows how dumb America has gotten. Jews totally run Hollywood. ... The Jews are so dominant, I had to scour the trades to come up with six Gentiles in high positions at entertainment companies. When I called them to talk about their incredible advancement,...
  • New Orleans teens arrested for 'execution-style murder' of father and son....

    04/27/2015 3:58:07 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 17 replies
    NY Daily news ^ | 4/27/15 | BY TOBIAS SALINGER
    New Orleans teens arrested for 'execution-style murder' of father and son at home in Metairie area: authorities (VIDEO) BY TOBIAS SALINGER Authorities in New Orleans arrested two area teens on Friday for the alleged “execution-style murder” of a father and son only two days earlier, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand announced on Sunday. Sheriff’s deputies and U.S. Marshals captured Dexter Allen, 17, and Haraquon Degruy, 18, in a stolen SUV traced to the scene of the shotgun killings of Metairie area residents David Pence, 56, and Nicholas Pence, 25 late Wednesday night, Normand told local reporters, according to WVUE-TV.
  • Top scientists start to examine fiddled global warming figures (Exaggerated records?)

    04/26/2015 4:58:36 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/25/2015 | Christopher Booker
    Last month, we are told, the world enjoyed “its hottest March since records began in 1880”. This year, according to “US government scientists”, already bids to outrank 2014 as “the hottest ever”. The figures from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) were based, like all the other three official surface temperature records on which the world’s scientists and politicians rely, on data compiled from a network of weather stations by NOAA’s Global Historical Climate Network (GHCN). But here there is a puzzle. These temperature records are not the only ones with official status. The other two, Remote Sensing...
  • Large ’16 field making GOP nervous (OC Register)

    04/26/2015 3:47:50 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 17 replies
    OC Register ^ | April 26, 2015 | BY JAMES POULOS Staff columnist
    By one measure, we’re now up to 19 Republican contenders for their party’s presidential nomination. That’s a measure of how robust and energized the GOP has become in the wake of Barack Obama’s term in office. This year offers the party faithful a set of choices that’s far more intellectually and generationally diverse than in cycles past. http://www.ocregister.com/articles/making-659341-measure-nervous.html
  • Utah couple married 74 years dies within hours of each other

    04/26/2015 2:32:03 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 11 replies
    A funeral service has been set for a Salt Lake City couple who died within a few hours of each other after being married for 74 years. Madelyn Yensen died April 7 after suffering a seizure, while her husband, Marcus, died of heart failure about five hours later the same day. She was 94, and he was 95.
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 4/26 7-11pm est

    04/26/2015 1:21:34 PM PDT · by Vision · 34 replies
    WAMU ^ | 4/26/15 | 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/
  • Ex-Oregon jail staffer sentenced after caught having sex with inmate in closet

    04/26/2015 10:53:44 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 20 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 4/26/15 | BY NINA GOLGOWSKI
    Ex-Oregon jail staffer sentenced after caught having sex with inmate in closet BY NINA GOLGOWSKI An Oregon mother said it was her crumbling marriage and vulnerability that drove her to cheat on her husband. But it was the former jail staffer's decision to do it with a maximum security inmate — more than a dozen times in a supply closet — that earned her more than four years behind bars Monday. Jill Curry, sobbing before a Washington County judge and deputies, apologized for her actions over the last year that saw her repeatedly sneak a convicted gang member out of...
  • A great Father of the Bride speech!

    04/26/2015 9:51:15 AM PDT · by Vanders9 · 3 replies
    Big Geek Daddy ^ | February 2013
    A very touching speech made by the Father of the Bride to the Groom that shows this father’s love for his daughter.
  • Russia jails three women over twerking video at WW2 memorial

    04/26/2015 7:11:54 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 48 replies
    bbc ^ | 4-26-2015
    The court in Novorossiysk gave two of the dancers 10 days in jail each, a third 15 days and two others received fines on charges of petty hooliganism. Prosecutors had said their "erotic and sexual twerk dance" was disrespectful to historic memory and unacceptable. Earlier this month, Russian officials closed a dance school after a similar dance video emerged on the internet. The latest incident involves six dancers - one of them a minor who was not convicted - who had posted a video on YouTube. "This incident of disrespect for the memory of war history is unacceptable and any...
  • Charity watchdog: Clinton Foundation a ‘slush fund’

    04/26/2015 6:57:04 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/26/15 | By Isabel Vincent
    Charity watchdog: Clinton Foundation a ‘slush fund’ By Isabel Vincent The Clinton Foundation’s finances are so messy that the nation’s most influential charity watchdog put it on its “watch list” of problematic nonprofits last month. The Clinton family’s mega-charity took in more than $140 million in grants and pledges in 2013 but spent just $9 million on direct aid. The group spent the bulk of its windfall on administration, travel, and salaries and bonuses, with the fattest payouts going to family friends.
  • Those Annoying, Stunningly Stupid Warning Labels

    04/26/2015 6:54:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 34 replies
    spectator.org ^ | April 24, 2015 | Gerald D. Skoning
    Legal clutter from our litigious society. It’s everywhere. The legalese. The lawyers’ gobbledygook. The hocus‑pocus and mumbo‑jumbo from a generation dominated by the legal profession. It’s the fallout from our litigious society. The warning labels and messages are everywhere: on ladders, cigarettes, and lawnmowers, on prescription drugs and alcoholic beverages. Most of these warnings are expected. We hardly recognize them any more. We’ve become jaded and mesmerized by them. Manufacturers go to laughable lengths to protect their customers from harm, bombarding them with ridiculous warning labels or stunningly obvious explanations of how their products work. Why else would a...
  • If Obama apologized for 1 civilian drone victim every day, it would take him 3 years

    04/26/2015 5:57:33 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 8 replies
    Global Post ^ | 4-24-2015 | Allison Jackson
    This week, President Obama expressed regret for two western hostages held by Al Qaeda and accidentally killed in an "anti-terrorist operation." The deaths of these two men — American consultant Warren Weinstein and Italian aid worker Giovanni Lo Porto, both of whom had been held by Al Qaeda for several years — were indeed tragic. It would be bad enough if they were the only innocent victims killed by the US in the "War on Terror." But they aren’t. Over a thousand civilians — including dozens of Westerners — are among the thousands of people who have died in US...
  • Hillary-Gate:How Will She Campaign In Purple States?,Middle Schools And Commercials?

    04/25/2015 5:59:51 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 19 replies
    Now Hillary has backed herself into a corner. With the crucial swing states leaning GOP, what is she going to do? Just keep sneaking into local watering holes, fast food restaurants, kindergartens and trans-gender health clubs? Anyone wondering if Hillary is going to book "Red Rocks" in Colorado anytime soon? Or visit a Century Village or "The Villages" in Florida? Hey, Maybe even Hillary will sing their infamous theme song! Joe Biden did, maybe Hillary could give it a shot! How is Hillary going to take a lead in Florida, Colorado, Iowa, Ohio at this point?
  • UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi Live Event

    04/25/2015 5:49:51 PM PDT · by Manic_Episode · 72 replies
    UFC | 04/25/2015
    UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi Live Event!
  • Bruce Jenner: 'I'm a Woman'

    04/24/2015 6:48:09 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 304 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 24, 2015 | Sean Dooley
    Bruce Jenner was once hailed as the greatest athlete in the world and later became a reality television star with one of the world's most famous families. Now, the former Olympian is revealing a secret that has caused him turmoil for decades. "For all intents and purposes, I'm a woman," Jenner told ABC's Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview that aired Friday in a special two-hour edition of ABC News' "20/20." "People look at me differently. They see you as this macho male, but my heart and my soul and everything that I do in life -- it is part...
  • Random Observations

    04/25/2015 12:45:57 PM PDT · by walford · 11 replies
    Facebook ^ | 04/25/2015 | walford
    The talent of the musical act is in inverse proportion to the volume at which its fans typically prefer to play their "product" on their car stereos. The more expensive the car stereo and rims, the worse the upkeep and mechanical condition of the vehicle. [Learned this the hard way after buying a car with "rimz" on it. Never do that. Only buy a car that is full stock.] On a heterosexual male, the more intricate the styling of the head and/or facial hair -- and the more evidence that he regularly spends a lot of time on same --...
  • Juan Williams On Cashin'In."People Are Feeling Good",The Economy Is Coming Back.Huh?

    04/25/2015 8:37:49 AM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 37 replies
    For those of you who are watching Cashin'In as we speak, can you believe the manure coming out of Juan Williams? None of the billions invested,then wasted on electric cars was worth it? How many billions has Obama pissed off on solar panels/electric cars? And he is trying to convince us that it was well worth it! Then he says that "People Are Feeling Good,The Economy Is Coming Back". Really? Tell that to all of the Deep Blue States Run By Liberals !!
  • UK article calls migrants ‘cockroaches’

    04/25/2015 8:18:17 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 35 replies
    iol ^ | 4-25-2015 | Reuters
    London - The United Nations human rights chief on Friday called on Britain to tackle hate speech in the tabloid press after a columnist compared migrants to “cockroaches” and advocated using gunboats to stop them from coming to Europe. New High Commissioner of the UN for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said the article was an extreme example of anti-foreigner articles that frequently appeared in UK tabloids, sapping compassion for people drowning in the Mediterranean in the desperate attempt to reach Europe. He called on Britain and other EU countries to act against racism and xenophobia which “under the...
  • How to Save $1 Million In Your 401(k)

    04/25/2015 8:04:12 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 44 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 3-31-15 | Andrea Coombes
    Got $1 million in your 401(k)? Some savers might be surprised how feasible that savings goal is if they put their mind — and their money — to it. Of course, if you don’t have $1 million saved, you’re definitely not alone. Just 0.42 percent of all 401(k) participants in the Employee Benefit Research Institute’s database had $1 million or more in their account at the end of 2013. EBRI’s data covers 26.4 million savers. Similarly, just a tad more than 72,000 retirement savers, or 0.56 percent of the 13 million plan participants in its database, had $1 million or...
  • People Magazine Honors Laverne Cox As 'Most Beautiful' (Trans) Woman

    04/25/2015 6:05:11 AM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | April 25, 2015 | Tim Graham
    This week’s edition of People magazine is a double issue on the “Most Beautiful” people. To hit their progressive quota, People was merely the latest magazine to honor transgender actor (Charles) Laverne Cox as a “most beautiful” woman. He was “The Trailblazer.”“My most beautiful memory comes from before I transitioned,” says the Orange Is The New Black star and first transgender actress to be nominated for an Emmy. “I was the runner-up in a beauty pageant, and it was the first since I embraced the full feminine presentation. It felt so empowering – like it was something I’ve been running...
  • Why Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Is Technically Obese

    04/25/2015 5:52:08 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 39 replies
    Yahoo Health sourced from Men's Health ^ | April 23rd, 2015 | Lou "p@nis envy" Schuler
    You might be surprised who the government considers too fat, too skinny, and just right(Photo: Getty Images) When Furious 7 set box-office records on its opening weekend, there was one story lurking in the shadows of the celebrity-industrial complex that no one wanted to talk about: The star, Vin Diesel, is overweight. And costar Dwayne Johnson? Dude’s obese. Johnson has a body-mass index, or BMI, of 34.3. Which means, according to U.S. government standards, the Rock is obese. And Diesel, at 27.1, is overweight.* ... ... ...They published their first set of weight-for-height tables in 1942, and then updated it...
  • AT LAST .. acceptable Saturday morning animation !

    04/25/2015 2:48:59 AM PDT · by knarf · 9 replies
    FreeRangeStudios ^ | April 25, 2015 | knarf
    Opened my e-mail this morning and just flat out enjoyed this short
  • $200 Could Get You Out Of A Classic Car Smog Check In California

    04/25/2015 1:21:51 AM PDT · by Cowman · 38 replies
    jalopnik ^ | 4-23-15 | Damon Lavrinc
    A bill proposed in California would allow classic car owners to cut a check to the DMV for $200 to get out of the state’s notoriously strict smog test. But naturally, it’s a bit more complicated than just paying off the Golden State. Any car in California built on or after 1976 has to undergo a smog test every two years (not so for pre-76 cars, which is one of the reasons my 1976 BMW 2002 is now living in Florida). AB550 seeks to amend that law to allow vehicles 30 years or older to bypass the test, but only...
  • Clinton, Buffett Not Super-Rich Hypocrites Says Stiglitz

    04/24/2015 11:05:22 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 15 replies
    The Street ^ | 4-24-2015 | GREGG GREENBERG
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Hillary Clinton reportedly may want to "topple" the 1%, but that does not make the multi-millionaire presidential candidate a hypocrite, says Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel prize-winning economist and author of "The Great Divide". "The reality is that if you are going to get a voice to represent change in America you have to get elected first," says Stiglitz. "And until you get elected, you are not going to be able to change campaign finance reform and the other issues that have distorted our democracy and economy." Stiglitz added that Clinton's sincerity will be tested if she wins...
  • Women held captive in Ohio home for decade release a memoir

    04/24/2015 9:25:16 PM PDT · by PROCON · 9 replies
    apnews.myway.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | DEEPTI HAJELA
    NEW YORK (AP) — When Amanda Berry's toddler daughter had night terrors and started screaming and running around the room, Berry couldn't always get to her — because she was chained and couldn't move that far. Big, heavy chains were a regular part of Berry's life for years as she, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were held captive in a Cleveland home by Ariel Castro before finally escaping in 2013. So were repeated rapes and other abuse.
  • System Crash for Starbucks Leads to Free Coffee for Some

    04/24/2015 7:46:55 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    ny times ^ | 4-24-2015 | NICOLE PERLROTH
    The in-store payment systems at Starbucks went down Friday at 8,000 company-operated stores in the United States and Canada, leading to an unexpected giveaway of coffee drinks at some stores. In a statement, the company said the failure was caused not by hackers but by a problem during a daily computer system update. The chain said late Friday that it was still working to resolve the problem, which also affected the chain’s Fresh and Teavana stores. “We are actively working to resolve the outage, and our stores will remain open and continue to serve our customers,” the company said. News...
  • "Demonicide" - a Thrash Metal song, by Yours Truly [Vanity]

    04/24/2015 5:09:07 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 43 replies
    Me, via YouTube (as Hopalong Ginsberg) ^ | 4/24/15 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    Welcome to my song "Demonicide." This is my first attempt at thrash metal, and while I know that the lyrics are supposed to be shocking, I fear that these lyrics may shock even the most hardened fan. You've been warned.A few notes about the song: 1. I write and record my music under the pen name Hopalong Ginsberg. If youse has ta ask why, youse ain't never gonna unnerstan'. 2. A free MP3 of the song may be downloaded here or here. If you click here I cannot be held responsible. 3.
  • (vanity) Big Thunderstorm about to hit Dallas - no Tornado at the moment though

    04/24/2015 4:31:33 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 18 replies
    Weather Channel etc ^ | 4/24/2015 | (si th
    Hi. Just a quick note there is a (serious but no tornado) just now hitting Ft. Worth, heading for Dallas. It is however very fast-moving, so it won't last long. Just a heads-up.
  • Best Thing About "Hillary-Gate".Can't Tie It To The Bush's This Time.Gosh Darn It!!.

    04/24/2015 4:07:35 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 9 replies
    Nope, Sorry Far-Left Loonies and "Staunch Hillary Supporters". Not this time, but odds are they will find a link between the Bush's, Russia,and President Putin on the Uranium Deal. Can't use the classic,"This All Started Under The Bush Administration" and new excuse,"Well Jeb Has Ties To Russia or Putin Too". Maybe the far left may even bring Romney into the mix. But never the less, finally we have a Democrat Scandal the left can't blame on Bush! Awe, Shucks!
  • Bruce Jenner Began Reassignment in 1980s...Inspired By Story of Tennis Player Renee Richards

    04/24/2015 2:13:35 PM PDT · by drewh · 78 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | PUBLISHED: 11:28 EST, 24 April 2015 | By RACHEL MCGRATH FOR MAILONLINE
    New claims have surfaced suggesting that US Olympic herp Bruce Jenner started a gender transition process in the mid-1980s but stopped after he met and fell in love with Kris Kardashian, who became his third wife. Entertainment Tonight, quoting 'a source with direct knowledge,' said Bruce, now 65, talked about transitioning 30 years ago. By the mid-1980s, the Olympic gold medalist had allegedly started hormone therapy and electrolysis and had had plastic surgery to make his features look more feminine. Jenner found his own facial hair to be repulsive, the source told ET. The bombshell Entertainment Tonight report, broadcast Thursday...
  • Credit card swipe machines have shipped with the same password since the 1990s

    04/24/2015 2:40:30 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    BoingBoing ^ | 4-24-2015 | Rob Beschizza
    It would be comical, were it not such big business for bad people. [The vendor wasn't named by the researchers, David Byrne and Charles Henderson, but they did disclose the password: 166816. A Google search reveals that's the default password for several models of credit card terminal sold by Verifone, a Silicon Valley-based vendor that says it connects 27 million payment devices and has operations in 150 countries. The researchers said that the password remains in use on nine out of 10 terminals they see from the vendor, in part because customers mistakenly assume it is unique to them.] "Even...