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  • George Harrison memorial tree killed by... beetles

    07/22/2014 9:44:16 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 31 replies
    USA Today ^ | 7/22/14 | USA Today/LA Times
    USA Today. No excerpts. Just title and link. http://www.kare11.com/story/entertainment/music/2014/07/22/george-harrison-memorial-tree-killed-by-beetles/12985001/
  • It's My Birthday!!!

    07/22/2014 8:51:58 AM PDT · by Focault's Pendulum · 35 replies
    The Wayback Machine ^ | 7/22/2014 | FP
    Signed up July 22, 1999. Please help me celebrate and take look at the linked postAt the time, it was the second longest thread on FR. The longest was Arthur McGowan's "Please Don't Ping Me." It had 1100 replies. So click the link to see some old friends, many are still here. Unfortunately some have passed on or passed out.
  • Is We're the Millers perhaps the funniest film ever made?

    07/22/2014 8:27:28 AM PDT · by mylife · 100 replies
    youtube ^ | 7/22/14 | youtube
    I know this is a movie about bad behavior but it seems to redeem bad actors. I heehawed my but off. What do you all think of the film?
  • 97-year-old ukulele player evicted from retirement home

    07/22/2014 7:42:43 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 24 replies
    ktvu.com ^ | July 18, 2014 | Rob Roth
    97-year-old ukulele player evicted from retirement home By Rob Roth KTVU.com NAPA, Calif. — Ninety-seven-year-old Jim Farrell likes to sing and play his ukulele. He says he's a veteran of three wars. But most recently he’s found himself homeless. He had been living independently at the Redwood Retirement Residence in Napa, until eleven days ago, when he was ordered to leave. He says he was told he wasn't keeping his room clean enough. So when the residence charged him a $1500 cleaning bill, Farrell says he couldn't afford the next month's rent. He had to go. "Absolutely devastating. Devastating. Horrible,"...
  • Ben Carson Wins Western Conservative Straw Poll (Cruz, Palin, #2 and #3)

    07/22/2014 6:52:39 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 18 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7/21/2014 | Melissa Clyne
    Ben Carson was the top vote-getter in a 2016 presidential straw poll at the weekend’s Western Conservative Summit in Denver, The Denver Post reported. Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/Carson-2016-straw-poll/2014/07/21/id/583821#ixzz38CmSgI00 Urgent: Should Obamacare Be Repealed? Vote Here Now!
  • Cruz: Rich Do Fine with Big Govt, GOP Must Help the Working Poor

    07/22/2014 6:08:50 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 9 replies
    Newsmax ^ | July 20 2014 | Todd Beamon and Elliot Jager
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz on Saturday said that to resurrect America's greatness it was necessary to revive the economy, defend the Constitution, and restore America's place in the world arena. Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/ted-cruz-poor-gop-western-conservative/2014/07/20/id/583716#ixzz38Cbu8mbS Urgent: Should Obamacare Be Repealed? Vote Here Now!
  • Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives (All White Males-Must See)

    07/21/2014 8:53:31 PM PDT · by equalator · 47 replies
    I find it interesting that all of Texas' Most Wanted criminals are categorized as "White." Gotta boost those crime numbers!
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    07/22/2014 2:55:37 AM PDT · by sneakers · 10 replies
    Quinn and Rose are off the air, and we await word that they are returning soon. (Stand by) Meanwhile, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will meet in our usual spot - same time, same station - as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, but we all stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • Harvard Students Invent Cake From a Spray Can

    07/21/2014 9:41:00 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 48 replies
    Newser ^ | July 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
    For two Harvard University undergrads, what began as "an excuse to eat a lot of cake" may turn into the invention of a lifetime. John McCallum, a 20-year-old from Louisiana, was daydreaming about cake his freshman year during his “Science of Cooking” class when he happened to see someone spraying whipped cream and thought to himself, why not spray cake? Is that possible? He and his girlfriend and fellow student Brooke Nowakowski went on to prove that it is, winning first place and $10,000 in the 2014 Harvard Innovation challenge, reports ABC News. Their "Spray Cake" involves spraying cake batter...
  • Bill’s secret mistress, the ‘Energizer’

    07/21/2014 6:56:19 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 27 replies
    New York Post Page Six ^ | 7/21/2014 | Richard Johnson
    Bill Clinton reportedly has a buxom blond mistress who visits so often when Hillary Clinton isn’t home in Chappaqua that the former president’s Secret Service detail have given her an unofficial code name: Energizer. This is according to Ronald Kessler in “The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of Presidents,” due Aug. 5 from Crown Forum. Kessler is no stranger to the controversies surrounding the Secret Service. He broke the story that Secret Service agents protecting President Obama in Cartagena, Colombia, hired prostitutes, and put the president in jeopardy.
  • The Reality of Survival: “Forget Good Guys and Bad Guys… The Prepared Guys Win”

    07/21/2014 4:07:11 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 24 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 7/21/14 | Selco
    TV news and internet are covered with headlines like “shocking, captured Iraqis beheaded” or “they are killing everyone on their way” and “prisoners executed” and similar. And folks who watch and comment on the news and videos who still live in a “normal” world without this kind of crazyiness going on, are shocked of course. First comments are that those people and groups who are doing that are animals and they need to be “bombed to stone age”, or “they are not deserving better anyway” and then goes “they are all same there, let them kill each other” and similar....
  • Kanye West Says Kim Kardashian is His “Dinosaur” (read note in reply #1)

    07/21/2014 1:46:55 PM PDT · by F15Eagle · 36 replies
    Yahoo! Celebrity ^ | 7/21/2014 | By Vanity Fair
    Kanye West's interview with GQ's Zach Baron is riveting and delightful from beginning to end, and is really worth reading the whole way through. SNIP "Never lose your dinosaur. This is the ultimate example of a person never losing his dinosaur. Meaning that even as I grew in cultural awareness and respect and was put higher in the class system in some way for being this musician, I never lost my dinosaur." (The "dinosaur," if it wasn't clear, is Kim.)
  • The day my kid found hardcore porn on his iPhone

    07/21/2014 11:58:26 AM PDT · by Morgana · 131 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Abby Moore
    I never thought it would happen to me. I’m technologically savvy, hyper-vigilant about parental controls, and frequently check the search and browser histories of my kids’ electronic devices. As a writer for LSN, I’m more aware than most people of the filth that’s out there and the harmful effects it can have on a developing brain (not to mention a developing soul). So that’s why I was surprised and heartbroken the day I discovered my ten-year-old son had been watching hardcore pornography on his iPhone. It was the first day of final exams. At the bus stop that morning, my...
  • The first female ever to advance to the American Ninja Warrior finals (video)

    07/21/2014 10:39:45 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    wimp.com ^ | 7-19-2014 | wimp.com
    24-year-old gymnast Kacy Catanzaro makes history by becoming the first female ever to qualify for the "American Ninja Warrior" national finals. After becoming a celebrity overnight, she hopes to use her newfound fame to encourage young people to get fit.
  • Boy living with mom and grandparents was starved and looked like ‘Holocaust victim’: detective

    07/21/2014 9:57:28 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    ny daily news ^ | Doyle Murphy
    The boy ate bugs to survive. Beaten and starved, the 7-year-old from Greenville, Pa., was tortured nearly to death by his mother and grandparents until a woman walking her dog by their house saw what looked like a living “human skeleton” and told authorities, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported. “He looked like a Holocaust victim,” Mercer County Detective John J. Piatek told the Tribune-Review. “He had been beaten with a belt every time he tried to get food. He had three abscessed teeth and weighed 20 pounds when he was taken to Children's Hospital. The starvation could have killed him. The...
  • Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz to Spend $3 Million to Elect Wendy Davis

    07/21/2014 8:58:32 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The political arm of the Planned Parenthood abortion business says it will spend as much as $3 million in Texas to elect pro-abortion gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis and other pro-abortion candidates. Cecile Richards, the president of America’s biggest abortion corporation was in the Lone State State to push her plan. Cecile Richards, president of the national advocacy group Planned Parenthood Votes, said the effort aims to draw differences between Democrat Wendy Davis and Republican Greg Abbott, the state attorney general, in the campaign for governor. wendydavis12“When women have a chance to know the difference between candidates, they won’t vote for...
  • Katy Perry Mistakenly Tweets That 100 UNICEF Workers Died On MH17 Malaysian Airlines Fligh

    07/21/2014 8:08:51 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 36 replies
    Entertainment Wise ^ | 7-21-14 | Rebecca Merriman
    KATY PERRY @katyperry So INCREDIBLY sad to hear that there were 100 volunters for UNICEF on flight #MN17 Sending our prayers to all of the families affected :( UNCIEF have assured the public that no employees or volunteers for the world organisation were onboard the MH17, Malaysian Airlines flight that was shot down over Ukraine last week after Katy Perry, an ambassador for the company, tweeted that 100 volunteers had died in the accident. ** snip ** With 54 million followers, more than any other Twitter user, Perry's tweet obviously caused confusion and for many, probably panic. It's unclear where...
  • Casey Kasem's Body Is Missing, Daughter Says

    07/21/2014 5:41:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    ABC News ^ | 07/21/2014 | MICHAEL ROTHMAN
    The late Casey Kasem's body is missing, more than a month after the radio icon's death, according to his daughter. A spokesperson for Kerri Kasem confirmed to ABC News that the legend's adult children have yet to see his body. Kasem died on June 15 at 82 years old after suffering from a form of dementia. An autopsy has also not been performed yet, the family said. Jean Kasem denied to ABC News that his body is missing. Jean Kasem, the radio personality's second wife, had been embroiled in a conflict with his children from a previous marriage over her...
  • Meet the electric life forms that live on pure energy

    07/21/2014 5:37:47 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 36 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 7-16-2014 | Catherine Brahic
    Unlike any other life on Earth, these extraordinary bacteria use energy in its purest form – they eat and breathe electrons – and they are everywhere. STICK an electrode in the ground, pump electrons down it, and they will come: living cells that eat electricity. We have known bacteria to survive on a variety of energy sources, but none as weird as this. Think of Frankenstein's monster, brought to life by galvanic energy, except these "electric bacteria" are very real and are popping up all over the place.
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - Monday, July 21, 2014

    07/21/2014 3:18:20 AM PDT · by sneakers · 21 replies
    Quinn and Rose are off the air, and we await word that they are returning soon. (Stand by) Meanwhile, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will meet in our usual spot - same time, same station - as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, but we all stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • I talked her into getting an abortion. And then I ran into her at the store.

    07/20/2014 11:28:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Abby Johnson
    I used to have a standard line that I would ask people if I thought I recognized them. “Do I look familiar to you?” I would ask. I used to ask that question at least once a week, but I haven’t asked anyone that in at least four years. Four years ago, I saw a woman in a store and I knew that I recognized her. I could tell that she recognized me, too, because every time we would pass each other she would give me a little smile. Finally, I just asked, “Do I look familiar to you?” She...
  • Iraq suicide bomber was Australian teenager

    07/20/2014 11:00:50 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 9 replies
    NVO News ^ | 7-21-2014
    Canberra, July 21 (IANS) A suicide bomber, who attacked Iraq’s capital city of Baghdad last week, was identified as an 18-year-old Australian, authorities said Monday. The attack occurred Thursday, near a Shia mosque in the main market of Shorja area, Xinhua reported. The Islamic State, formerly known as Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), named the teenager, Abu Bakr al-Australi. According to officials, the teenager from Melbourne is the second Australian suicide bomber in Iraq.
  • Kerry: ‘Quieter’ North Korea Shows U.S. Making Progress

    07/20/2014 10:33:45 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 25 replies
    wsj blogs ^ | 7-21-2014 | ALASTAIR GALE
    Does a “quieter” North Korea represent progress in dealing with the rogue state’s threat to peace? On Sunday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the U.S. was “moving forward” with efforts to denuclearize North Korea and pointed to coordination with China, most recently on Mr. Kerry’s visit to Beijing. Speaking on NBC’s Meet the Press, Mr. Kerry also cited a “quieter” North Korea since his previous visit to Beijing in April 2013 as evidence of progress on restraining Pyongyang’s aggression.
  • UPDATE 1-UK financial watchdog has prioritised most serious Libor cases

    07/20/2014 9:50:30 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7-17-2014 | Kirstin Ridley
    LONDON - Britain's financial watchdog said it had prioritised the worst cases of Libor benchmark interest rate fixing, providing a signal that the largest fines for banks' alleged role in the scandal may already have been levied. Ten banks and brokerages have paid around $6 billion to date to settle U.S. and European regulatory allegations that they manipulated rates such as Libor (London interbank offered rate), a benchmark against which around $450 trillion of financial products from derivatives to home loans are priced worldwide. The market has long been braced for similar settlements with Lloyds and Deutsche Bank, which has...
  • Emerging market bond sales hit record high

    07/20/2014 9:24:09 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 1 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 7-21-2014 | Elaine Moore
    Emerging and frontier market countries have borrowed a record amount of money in capital markets in the first half of this year, even as central bankers warn that “debt market euphoria” could be storing up trouble for the future. International sovereign bond sales by emerging markets reached $69.47bn in the first six months of the year, a jump of 54 per cent on the same period in 2013. The increase makes 2014 a record year for emerging market government debt issuance so far, according to data from Thomson Reuters. The figures do not include Chinese government debt, which is not...
  • Yahoo News Pimps for Democrats and Left-Wing Causes

    07/20/2014 9:14:44 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 27 replies
    July 20, 2014
    Yahoo News is becoming a daily pimp bulletin board for Democrats and all left wing causes. It actively promotes pro-abortion and pro-gay news items and demeans conservatives and religious causes. Of course this is being directed from the top- the Yahoo CEOs and directors who are large campaign donors to the Obamas and GLTB causes. The nerds at Yahoo pick up "news items" from Huffington Post, Slate etc and highlight the positive spin on left wing issues or amplify the negative accounts on conservative policies and religious beliefs. The same goes for AOL etc. What is the conservative response to...
  • Credit default swaps booming in China

    07/20/2014 9:09:36 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 7-21-2014 | Reuters
    Trading in mainland sovereign credit default swaps has more than doubled in the past year as fears over slowing growth and rising corporate defaults in the world's second-largest economy have helped transform the contract into the go-to Asia hedge for macro investors. The country is now the third largest single-name CDS contract in the world by net notional, despite having only a handful of small outstanding bond issues. The mainland's lack of external debt has led some investors to dismiss the CDS as a purely speculative instrument, highlighting that it is unlikely to provide any default protection. But this has...
  • With liberals pining for a Clinton challenger, ambitious Democrats get in position (Jerry Brown)

    07/20/2014 5:43:59 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 42 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 7/19/2014 | Philip Rucker and Robert Costa
    DETROIT — On the night before her Friday keynote address to a gathering of progressive activists here, Sen. Elizabeth Warren tried to slip into a hotel restaurant for a quiet dinner. But the former law professor has become a liberal superstar, and when a few admirers spotted her walking to the corner of the dining room, they cheered loudly. A moment later, more joined in the applause. Then one urged her, “Run for president!” The next morning at Netroots Nation, where Warren (D-Mass.) gave a fiery sermon for economic populism — “The game is rigged, and it isn’t right!” —...
  • Megyn Kelly Eviscerates Pro-Abortion John Stewart’s Left-Wing Anti-Hobby Lobby Rant

    07/20/2014 4:14:23 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    life news ^ | Tom Blumer
    Fox News’s Megyn Kelly has clearly had it up to here with the disinformation, misinformation, distortions and outright lies coming from the left in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision. A recent dishonest rant by Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart (noted at NewsBusters by Jeffrey Meyer early Tuesday morning) and attempts by certain doctors to deny scientific truth caused Kelly to correct the record on the air. The topic is the science behind whether or not the contraceptive methods Hobby Lobby’s owners would not cover in its employee health insurance plan on conscience grounds are or are not...
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 7/20 7-11pm est

    07/20/2014 2:21:33 PM PDT · by Vision · 35 replies
    WAMU ^ | 7/20/14 | 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.
  • MH17 One Week In (One week in, this is what we appear to know. )

    07/20/2014 1:55:34 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 6 replies
    Market Ticker.org ^ | 7-20-14 | Karl Denninger
    One week in, this is what we appear to know. Please keep in mind that falsification of various records and items, including so-called "photographic evidence", is relatively common. If you do not have an original digital image it can also be very difficult to detect -- but is usually not impossible. I have caught a number of faked -- and false claims made from real -- images over the years on The Ticker, including the infamous one of a so-called "camera" over the shoulder of a man that was fired upon by a US Helicopter -- and which, upon closer...
  • Paul Gigot: Interview on Fox News about America tax avoidance. (Very anti-American in my view.)

    07/20/2014 12:13:31 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 80 replies
    Fox News | 7/20/2014 | (vanity)
    OK I just watched the Fox News "The Journal Editorial Report". I found the show very enlightening. For the most part. However now there's a segment busy defending America companies moving overseas, for tax avoidance. This is a big problem. The GOP needs to buck it up, and say "enough". America needs jobs. Jobs. Jobs.
  • China: Giant yellow rubber duck swept away in flood

    07/20/2014 8:58:56 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7/18/14 | BBC
    A giant yellow rubber duck floating on Nanming River in China's south-west Guizhou Province has reportedly been swept away by floodwaters just months after it exploded on display in Taiwan. The 18m (59ft) sculpture by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman disappeared around 19:00 local time on Wednesday, after the city saw days of heavy rainfall, the Taiwan-based Want China Times reports. Even though the duck weighs 1 tonne, and was sitting on a 10 tonne metal platform lashed to the riverbed with steel wires, it was easily dislodged by the storm. "The duck flopped over and was flushed away really quickly...
  • Maria Bartiromo: we need Economic Patriotism (Hooray Maria!!) on show Sunday Morning Futures

    07/20/2014 7:59:47 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 52 replies
    Fox News | July 20 2014 | (rant)
    Hooray! Maria Bartiromo and gang were just discussing "Economic Patriotism" on her Fox News Channel show "Sunday Morning Futures". I couldn't believe it. FINALLY. Way to go. Much more conservatives need to climb on board this important topic.
  • Kerry: Ukraine crash is “a moment of truth” for Russia

    07/20/2014 7:46:52 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7-20-2014 | Philip Bump
    Secretary of State John Kerry appeared on multiple political talk shows on Sunday to make the administration's case on the conflict in Ukraine. The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, he said on "Fox News Sunday," was a "moment of truth" for Russia in which Russian President Vladimir Putin needed to "exert all of the influences they have" to protect the integrity of an investigation into what happened.
  • 'If he's not impeachable, no one is': Sarah Palin pounds Obama on immigration policy ... (more)

    07/20/2014 7:45:10 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 23 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 11/19/2014 | David Martosko
    Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate, blasted President Barack Obama on Saturday and demanded his removal from office. The tea party speaking-circuit darling said at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver, Colorado that talk of impeachment 'has got him nervous.' Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2698614/If-hes-not-impeachable-no-one-Sarah-Palin-pounds-Obama-immigration-policy-compares-mob-boss-wants-play-God.html#ixzz381IvJQYY Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Professor: Robots Are the Future of Elder Care

    07/20/2014 7:34:41 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 20 July 2014 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Newsmax Professor: Robots Are the Future of Elder Care Sunday, July 20, 2014 10:01 AM By: Sandy Fitzgerald Many older people need someone who is always there to help them with their everyday tasks, to listen to their stories, and to help them live independently — in other words, a robot caregiver, writes an associate professor of geriatrics in Sunday's New York Times. "That may sound like an oxymoron," writes the University of California's Louise Aronson in her opinion piece. "In an ideal world, it would be: Each of us would have at least one kind and fully capable human...
  • Earn your MPA Degree today (Masters in Public Administration)

    Government is a rapidly growing enterprise in the United States. The effective achievement of the goals of this enterprise requires the recruitment and retention of the most able men and women in government service. Those entering the public service for the foreseeable future will be called upon to deal with such problems as a shrinking tax base, a decaying infrastructure, environmental hazards and a public that demands more and more services and services that are provided efficiently and effectively. Such an environment leaves little margin for error. Thus, public administrators must be highly competent and possess analytic skills, managerial acumen,...
  • Pope expresses concern for persecuted Iraqi Christians forced from homes

    07/20/2014 7:05:23 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 16 replies
    Fox ^ | 7-20-2014
    VATICAN CITY –  Pope Francis has expressed concern for Christians forced to flee Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, where Christians have resided for centuries. The pontiff in his traditional Angelus blessing on Sunday offered prayers for Iraqi Christians who "are persecuted, chased away, forced to leave their houses without out the possibility of taking anything" with them. Christians departed Mosul this week for the largely autonomous Kurdish region after they were issued an ultimatum to convert to Islam, pay a tax or face death.
  • Climate Records Shattered in 2013

    07/20/2014 6:51:37 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 32 replies
    Discovery News ^ | 7-19-2014 | BECKY OSKIN
    Climate data show that global temperatures in 2013 continued their long-term rising trend. In fact, 2013 was somewhere between the second- and sixth-hottest year on record for the planet since record keeping began in 1880, according to the climate report, released Thursday (July 17) by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). (Four groups of scientists, who rely on slightly different methods to calculate global surface temperatures, ranked 2013 slightly differently compared with other years.) The annual State of the Climate report compiles climate and weather data from around the world and is reviewed by 425 climate scientists from 57...
  • Which TV series should have gone on?

    07/19/2014 8:28:11 PM PDT · by MNDude · 314 replies
    Most TV series "jump the shark" or get bad long before they end. But there's always a few that you wish that went on at least another season. Which TV series or program(s) do you wish hadn't ended when it did but continued on at least another year?
  • Goodmorning!

    07/19/2014 6:13:04 PM PDT · by chinaboy · 26 replies
  • Big tobacco's big drag: $24B jury award

    07/19/2014 5:14:51 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 14 replies
    cnbc ^ | 7-19-2014
    A Florida jury has slammed a tobacco company with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996. The case is one of thousands filed in Florida after the state Supreme Court in 2006 tossed out a $145 billion class action verdict. That ruling also said smokers and their families need only prove addiction and that smoking caused their illnesses or deaths. "The jury wanted to send a statement that tobacco cannot continue to lie to the American people and the American government about the addictiveness...
  • Anyone know how to load XBMC on Keedox?

    07/19/2014 2:14:23 PM PDT · by mylife · 27 replies
    Freerepublic | 7/19/14 | Mylife
    Does anyone have any expertise on downloading XBMC to a Allwinner AS13 CPU? It's a Allwinner AS13 4 X A7 1G CPU SG*544 GPU*4
  • Does Anyone Know of a Large List of Patriotic Blogs AND/OR Websites?

    07/19/2014 1:36:48 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 18 replies
    Self | Self(vanity)
    I would like to know of the largest list of patriotic blogs and websites out there...or even more than one!!! Thanks!
  • BNP Youth Leader Criticises Own ‘Gay’ Dog on Facebook for ‘Challenging his Principles’

    The leader of the youth arm of the British National Party has launched an attack on someone that he perceives to ‘challenge his principles’ – his own ‘gay’ dog. Jack Renshaw, a student at Manchester University and the head of the BNP Youth, wrote the Facebook post alongside a picture of Derek the dog, in which he criticised the mutt for ‘licking the (organ) of other male dogs’. ‘I wish my dog would stop licking the (organ) of other male dogs,’ he wrote. ‘I love you, Derek (my dog) – but – don’t challenge my principles because my principles will...
  • leads rally after Eric Garner's apparent NYPD chokehold death

    07/19/2014 9:51:10 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 31 replies
    newsday ^ | 7-19-2014
    The widow of a Staten Island man who died after a police officer apparently used an unauthorized chokehold on him collapsed in tears into the arms of the Rev. Al Sharpton during a rally Saturday morning at his Harlem headquarters. Esaw Garner had to be ushered off the stage as Sharpton described how her husband, 43-year-old Eric Garner of Port Richmond, died Thursday following a confrontation with police after complaints that he was selling single untaxed cigarettes. Part of the confrontation was captured in video taken by a bystander.
  • In breakthrough, lasers re-create conditions in planets' cores

    07/19/2014 8:56:13 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    sf gate ^ | 7-19-2014 | David Perlman
    In effect, that long-sought goal would reproduce the chemical reactions inside exploding nuclear bombs to create controlled and self-sustaining thermonuclear fusion. The NIF laser - the largest on Earth - is actually an array of 192 individual high-energy lasers that can be fired simultaneously and aimed with unparalleled precision to become a single laser hitting the central target. In the diamond experiments -an effort unrelated to nuclear weapons research - the scientists focused 176 of the laser beams simultaneously at a diamond contained inside a tiny gold cylinder called a hohlraum. In the hohlraum, the immensely bright laser light was...
  • President Obama to Sign LGBT Employment Executive Order Monday Without Religious Privilege

    07/19/2014 8:33:40 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    gayopolis ^ | 7-19-2014
    Although there will be no religious privileges included in the order. an older executive order still applies to some groups: No further exemption for religious entities will be included in the executive order, but the update also won't repeal President George W. Bush's amendment to EO 11246, which allows religious-affiliated federal contractors to discriminate on the basis of religion, officials said. "You can use religion to only hire people who share your religion, but you can't discriminate against somebody who is of your faith who happens to be LGBT, unless they fall within the ministerial exemption," officials said. It's great...
  • Explosion Of Companies Using Deals To Move Out Of The US And Escape Taxes

    07/19/2014 6:57:34 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 15 replies
    Business Insider Australia ^ | 7-19-2014 | JOE WEISENTHAL
    One of the hottest strategies in corporate America right now is the use of so-called “tax-inversion” deals. A US company buys a company headquartered in a country with lower taxes and then re-incorporates the entire company in that country to reduce the corporate tax bill. A major tax inversion was announced yesterday, with Illinois-based pharmaceutical company AbbVie buying Irish-based Shire Pharmaceuticals. The entire company will be registered in Jersey, the island in the English Channel, which is famous for its low tax status.