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  • Donald Trump's Lamborghini Diablo is up for sale

    10/04/2015 5:22:48 AM PDT · by jjotto · 18 replies
    Autoblog ^ | Oct. 1, 2015 | Noah Joseph
    Back in Donald Trump's booming heyday, a car couldn't get much flashier, much more outlandish, much more... Trump than a Lamborghini Diablo. Turns out he actually owned one – a 1997 Lamborghini Diablo VT roadster, to be specific, like the one pictured above. And now it's up for sale. Donald Trump Lamborghini DiabloThis VT roadster is one of just 200 or so that were made before the 1999 facelift. It featured the Viscous Traction (viscous-fluid coupling) all-wheel drive system that debuted on the Diablo VT, and the carbon-fiber roof panel could be removed and stowed over the engine cover. Short...
  • Happy Broderick Crawford Day (10-4)

    10/04/2015 5:14:40 AM PDT · by NonValueAdded · 22 replies
    The Official 60's Site - Highway Patrol ^ | October 4, 2015 | NonValueAdded
    Highway Patrol is a syndicated action crime drama series that aired from 1955-1959. The series was syndicated by Ziv TV. It starred Broderick Crawford as Dan Mathews, the gruff and dedicated head of a police force in a large, unidentified Western state. A signature shot of the series was fedora-wearing Mathews barking “10-4!” and other rapid-fire dialogue into a radio-microphone as he leaned against the door of his patrol car (call sign ID# “2150”)....When asked why the show ended after four seasons, Broderick Crawford said, “We ran out of crimes.”
  • Grilled Cheese Truck partners with ‘Soup Nazi’ for delicious venture

    10/04/2015 3:39:28 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 15 replies
    NYP ^ | October 1, 2015 | Lisa Fickensche
    Retired Gen. Wesley Clark is hawking grilled cheese and soup these days. Clark, the vice chairman of the Grilled Cheese Truck, a publicly traded company that puts veterans to work serving up meals from five kitchen trucks on the West Coast, is rolling out its New York City version in November — part of a co-branded hook-up with The Original Soupman, of “Seinfeld” fame. [snip] ...“This [business] model is all about putting veterans to work,” ...The trucks will debut in New York City on Veterans Day.

    10/04/2015 3:25:54 AM PDT · by knarf · 33 replies
    e-mail. various | October 4, 2015 | knarf
    In the early twentieth century, a farmer decided that he needed to improve the agriculture on his ranch in Nevada. He figured that a well needed to be dug to bring water and nutrients to the soil above. He lived in a barren desert and the water stored deep beneath the Earth’s crust would have provided a more sustainable crop for this harsh and dry area. He knew that a well with ample water was needed to supply bountiful crops. What he didn’t know was what was waiting for him deep below the soil. He began to dig a deep...
  • Spiral Galaxy

    These painted planets look as good as Nasa's photographs. I can't draw a stickman alien. Freaking amazing artists.
  • Max Scherzer Throws No-Hitter vs. Mets

    10/03/2015 8:42:41 PM PDT · by TBP · 24 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | October 3, 2015 | Alec Nathan
    he Washington Nationals have been mired in turmoil over the past week, but Max Scherzer made the pain of dugout brawls and clubhouse chaos disappear Saturday night as he twirled his second no-hitter of the season in a 2-0 win over the New York Mets at Citi Field. Scherzer's the second pitcher to record two no-hitters in the regular season since 1973. The other, according to B/R Insights, is Nolan Ryan. Washington's ace recorded 17 strikeouts in the win—seven more than he notched in his no-hit effort on June 20 against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 17 strikeouts also tied Ryan...
  • Obama vs Reagan "How to handle a terrorist".

    10/03/2015 8:23:36 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 2 replies ^ | 9/14/14 | Stefan TV
    Obama vs Reagan "How to handle a terrorist".
  • The Best of Ronald Reagan

    10/03/2015 8:15:27 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 5 replies ^ | 5/11/12 | Ronald Reagan
    The Best of Ronald Reagan
  • Most of 177 Twin Peaks bikers no longer wearing ankle monitors

    10/03/2015 8:12:21 PM PDT · by ExyZ · 7 replies
    Waco Tribune ^ | October 3, 2015 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    None of the bikers who wore the monitors for varying periods of time committed any serious violations that caused them to be removed from the GPS program. “I have gone through the discovery, and right now I am of the opinion that they might not successfully prosecute anybody who is still alive.... Looney said. Reyna’s prosecutors have taken hard lines during examining trials for bikers, alleging that each showed up at Twin Peaks that day wearing his or her colors, most of them armed, in a show of full support for their affiliate members because they were keenly aware that...
  • New NASA images show Pluto’s moon Charon in stunning detail

    10/03/2015 7:42:02 PM PDT · by ETL · 54 replies - Science ^ | October 03, 2015
    NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has sent incredible images of Pluto’s largest moon Charon back to Earth. The latest images reveal the moon’s complex and violent history, according to NASA. “Many New Horizons scientists expected Charon to be a monotonous, crater-battered world; instead, they’re finding a landscape covered with mountains, canyons, landslides, surface-color variations and more,” explained the space agency, in a statement. The high-resolution images, which were taken on July 14 and transmitted to Earth on Sept. 21, reveal a belt of fractures and canyons just north of the moon’s equator. Four times as long as the Grand Canyon, and...
  • This Guy May Have Won The Internet by Shutting Down Anti-Gun, Pro-Abortion Lefty with Just One Tweet

    10/03/2015 6:44:31 PM PDT · by SZonian · 53 replies
    Independent Journal ^ | October 3, 2015 | Kyle Becker
    This one’s gonna burn a little, so might want to rub some salve in it if you’re not a pro-life person. Michael Deppisch spotted a tweet by Sarah Marian Seltzer, who was upset with the NRA about the UCC shooting. What Deppisch wrote had her retaliating with the best three-word response she could think of: “GFY.” [Explicit language follows*]
  • "Lady, Play Your Mandolin" Lloyd Keating & Elmer Feldkamp 1930

    10/03/2015 6:34:59 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1930 | Lloyd Keating
    Lloyd Keating & His Music (Ted Wallace ensemble) plays "Lady, Play Your Mandolin" (1930). Elmer Feldkamp is vocalist.
  • Hope Solo To Face Charges In 2014 Domestic Violence Incident Involving Nephew And Sister

    10/03/2015 6:14:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | October 3, 2015 | Shayla D
    Solo had gotten into a physical altercation with her half-sister and nephew, who was a minor at the time in June of 2014. Solo seemed to catch a lucky break in January when the case was dismissed due to “procedural grounds.” However, an appeals court reversed that decision and cleared the path for charges against Solo to be re-filed. ... Hope’s half-sister Teresa Obert .. Police documents indicate that Hope Solo’s night of fury did not end there. Upon being arrested for two domestic violence charges at Obert’s house, Solo became belligerent with officers and jail staff, at one point...

    10/03/2015 5:58:29 PM PDT · by cll · 25 replies
    AP ^ | 10/03/2015 | Ben Fox & Danica Coto
    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) -- The U.S. Coast Guard has located a life ring from a cargo ship that lost power and communications during Hurricane Joaquin and is now the subject of an intense search in the southeastern Bahamas. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Ryan Doss says the life ring was 120 miles northeast of Crooked Island. That's about 70 miles northeast of the last known position of the El Faro before it lost contact with authorities with 33 people on board. Doss says the crew of a C-130 airplane spotted the life ring Saturday and a helicopter crew confirmed it...
  • UFC 192: Cormier vs. Gustafsson Live Thread

    10/03/2015 5:43:58 PM PDT · by Manic_Episode · 67 replies
    UFC | 10/03/2015
    Welcome to UFC 192: Cormier vs. Gustafsson Live Thread!
  • Theater of the Absurd - MUSLIM TEEN Responsible for Shooting after Obama speech

    10/03/2015 5:23:07 PM PDT · by 100American · 12 replies
    Well Obama, what do you have to say now? It was on Church Street at Parramatta just after 4pm yesterday. Exclusive footage obtained by 7 News shows 15-year-old Farhad Jabar Khalil Mohammed walking along, dressed in black, waving a gun and shouting at police. The video shows the final moments of this radicalised teenagers. As it all unfolds, just metres away behind a wall, young children play at the Good Start day care centre. Farhad Jabar Khalil Mohammed must have known it was a suicide missions, but what he was doing was worth dying for, was worth killing Curtis Cheng...
  • I just apologized to my dog

    10/03/2015 5:18:26 PM PDT · by keat · 52 replies
    3 October 2015 | self
    I just apologized to my dog for having to live part of his life under the Obama regime. No dog should have to do that. A dog should love his country. I just hope he lives long enough to see this cretin out of office but, pushing 14, he may not.
  • Secret Service Targeting of Chaffetz Alarms Lawmakers

    10/03/2015 4:14:24 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 19 replies
    CQ Roll Cal ^ | 10/2/2015 | Hannah Hess and Matthew Fleming
    A Secret Service official’s allegedly deliberate decision to embarrass Rep. Jason Chaffetz could “give pause” to other lawmakers who have applied for federal jobs, cautioned former House Judiciary Chairman Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis.
  • Opinion: Apple Watch should double down on health sensors, battery life + waterproofing

    10/03/2015 3:50:47 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 7 replies
    9 to 5 Mac ^ | October 2, 2015 | by Jeremy Horwitz
    Whenever someone asks what I think of my Apple Watch, I explain that I like but don’t love it, and wouldn’t recommend it to everyone… yet. “In two or three years,” I say, “they’re going to be common, but right now, they don’t feel necessary.” Nice, yes. Necessary, no.Last week, my life changed. Shortly after our kids went to school, my wife stopped breathing in our home. I was able to get her breathing again, and thanks to 911 and outstanding EMTs, she survived to be diagnosed with Brugada Syndrome, a rare heart condition that typically goes undetected before a massive, fatal attack. Once Brugada was suspected, doctors looked for records of...
  • Buraq

    10/03/2015 3:30:31 PM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 11 replies
    Al-Burāq (Arabic: "lightning") is a steed, described as a creature from the heavens which transported the prophets. The most commonly told story is how in the 7th century, Al-Buraq carried the Islamic prophet Muhammad from Mecca to Jerusalem and back during the Isra and Mi'raj or "Night Journey", which is the title of one of the chapters (sura), Al-Isra, of the Quran.
  • Asian Movie Weekend

    10/03/2015 2:54:41 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 7 replies
    You Tube | 2010 | Various
    You may find previous editions by searching "Asian Movies" in FR This week is not a movie but a TV Series! Yes this is Kung Fu Soap Opera! The subtitles are good and this series is just non stop action with good production values. The Three KingdomsEnjoy
  • Nihilistic Password Security Questions

    10/03/2015 2:18:30 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 20 replies
    Timothy McSweeney ^ | 10/3/2015 | SOHEIL REZAYAZDI
    What is the name of your least favorite child? In what year did you abandon your dreams? What is the maiden name of your father’s mistress? At what age did your childhood pet run away? What was the name of your favorite unpaid internship? In what city did you first experience ennui? What is your ex-wife’s newest last name? What sports team do you fetishize to avoid meaningful discussion with others? What is the name of your favorite canceled TV show? What was the middle name of your first rebound? On what street did you lose your childlike sense of...
  • 25 Strange And Interesting Bits Of Trivia About Our World

    10/03/2015 2:17:13 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    YouTube! ^ | Feb 20, 2014 | list25
    From a city in China that is the size of the United Kingdom to an undersea mountain chain that makes the Himalayas look like toys, these are 25 strange and interesting bits of trivia about our world.
  • 25 Maps That Will Change The Way You See The World

    10/03/2015 1:36:27 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 16 replies
    List25 ^ | Dec 5, 2013 | List25
    Over the last few months it seems that maps have been all the rage. We here at List25 decided to jump on the bandwagon and highlight some of our favorites. These are 25 maps that will change the way you see the world.
  • (Watch) You’ll Understand Why Facebook Keeps Banning This John Wayne Video!

    10/03/2015 1:11:51 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 9 replies
    Conciously Enlightened ^ | 9/31/15 | The Giver
    The Duke gave an answer to a question that was as “old fashioned” then as it is now, but it’s one every American needs to hear!
  • Couple Sue State Police After Disabled Vet Is Beaten; Quadriplegic Wife Could Not Stand

    10/03/2015 12:45:06 PM PDT · by Altariel · 42 replies
    KMEL (Delaware) ^ | September 28, 2015
    This story is truly tragic. A Delaware quadriplegic woman and her husband, a disabled veteran, are suing state police after he was beaten during a police raid. According to the, officers beat and used a stun gun on the husband when he was trying to cover his quadriplegic wife with a cover. When the officers raided the home, they found the husband in the bedroom with his wife giving her a sponge bath. Her wheel chair was also in the room. Lisa was lying on the bed when officers ordered her to stand up. She could not because of her condition,...
  • Ray Kurzweil Wants to Make Us Gods, But Got the Piano Wrong

    10/03/2015 12:43:34 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 13 replies
    9/2/2015 | Charles O'Connell
     Google's director of engineering Ray Kurzweil is promising that with robots in our brains, we'll be godlike.  Yes, but what tawdry gods we'd be. Okay, all I have to do is realize that I'm god, or as a technological solution to the fundamental ontological question "why?", get one of Kurzweil's gizmos implanted in my skull. But what a poor job I'm doing from my shabby Mt. Olympus. Just take a look around you, a world of repression & murder, but with no excuse, with a sufficient amount of everything for everybody to have enough of everything. Enough agriculture, manufacturing &...
  • Police Officer Beats 70 Year Old Man Suffering Mini-Stroke

    10/03/2015 12:30:42 PM PDT · by Altariel · 40 replies
    Fox 4 ^ | September 28, 2015 | KASEY BABBITT AND ROBERT TOWNSEND MARSHALL, Mo. – An elderly man says after he lost control of his vehicle and struck a house, an off-duty police officer held him against his will while he suffered a mini-stroke. James “Jim” Miller, 70, a grandfather and longtime realtor in Marshall, says around 6 o’clock Sunday night he was driving to a Wal-Mart when he suddenly felt dizzy and ill. According to a police report, Miller's pickup veered off the road near south Hawthorne and Sunset and hit a house. In the report, an officer says there was a crack in the house and minor damage to...
  • Everyone Who Wanted More F-22s Is Being Proven Right

    10/03/2015 12:27:17 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 13 replies
    Fox Trot Alpha ^ | 25 September 2015 | Tyler Rogoway
    As if they suddenly came to an epiphany, the United States Air Force brass is now admitting what many of us have been screaming about for so long: We didn’t build nearly enough F-22s, and the F-35 cannot simply pick up the slack.
  • Sheriff Clarke Hit Home One Law That Can Be Changed That Will Reduce Gun-Related Murders (VIDEO)

    10/03/2015 12:13:06 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 13 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 10/03/2015 | Teresa Monroe-Hamilton
    I love Sheriff Clarke. He’s incredibly brave and sane. The other guy is just a blithering Marxist goon who wants more gun control and less freedom. Do something! Clarke says get rid of the gun free zones, which is exactly right. Obama would disarm normal Americans and have them live at the mercy of murdering maniacs. The elites would still have body guards and protection. Sound fair? These gun free zones are killing fields. The bad guys know exactly where to go to kill a bunch of defenseless people and grab all the infamy they can before being taken out....
  • Joe Bastardi Saturday Summary October 3, 2015

    10/03/2015 11:41:12 AM PDT · by Excellence · 21 replies
    WeatherBELL Analytics ^ | October 3, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    The oceans are warm, mostly because of the El Nińo, but Joe expects a crash in a couple of years.
  • Obama, Guns, and the Politics of Hopelessness (Warning! Super Manhattan Liberal rant)

    10/03/2015 10:58:10 AM PDT · by pabianice · 8 replies
    The New Yorker | 10/2/15 | Cassidy
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  • Why Ted Cruz Could Win in 2016 (FLASHBACK)

    10/03/2015 10:27:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | September 30, 2014 | Michael Tracey
    The freshman senator's charm and cunning combine a grassroots insurgent image with well-funded establishment connections.The following assertion may not seem immediately intuitive, but I believe it to be true: Ted Cruz is the current front-runner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. First, I would implore all readers to watch a full Ted Cruz speech if he or she has not already. The man is simply a performative marvel. He manages to strike some sort of preternatural balance between fiery Southern Baptist sermon and stand-up comedy routine, invariably bringing crowds to their feet. In the era of the tweet-sized soundbite, Ted...
  • Secret Service agents: Hillary is a nightmare to work with

    10/03/2015 10:05:50 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 37 replies ^ | 10/2/15 | By Deroy Murdock
    Secret Service agents: Hillary is a nightmare to work with By Deroy Murdock “‘Good morning, ma’am,” a member of the uniformed Secret Service once greeted Hillary Clinton. “F— off,” she replied. That exchange is one among many that active and retired Secret Service agents shared with Ronald Kessler, author of “First Family Detail,” a compelling look at the intrepid personnel who shield America’s presidents and their families — and those whom they guard. Kessler writes flatteringly and critically about people in both parties. Regarding the Clintons, Kessler presents Chelsea as a model protectee who respected and appreciated her agents. He...
  • Why China Is on an L.A. Spending Spree: "It's Just Monopoly Money to Them"

    10/03/2015 9:41:12 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 10/2/2015 | Seth Abramovitch
    Why China Is on an L.A. Spending Spree: "It's Just Monopoly Money to Them" by Seth Abramovitch 10/2/2015 6:00am PDT "$20,000 on drinks is a plain night on the town," says one local restaurateur, as big-time Chinese money pours into Los Angeles, consuming everything from wine to diamonds to watches to cars to prime real estate (in one case, 25,000 square feet for a teenage college student). The ultra-wealthy Chinese tend to get what they want, and right now most of them want one thing: to get out. More than 60 percent of China’s most affluent citizens have already left...
  • Rock samples from Western US teach how to hunt for life on Mars

    10/03/2015 8:35:35 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 9 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 10/2015 | Alison Olcott Marshall, Nicholas A. Cestari
    The search for life beyond Earth is one of the grandest endeavors in the history of humankind -- a quest that could transform our understanding of our universe both scientifically and spiritually. . . . The search for life beyond Earth is one of the grandest endeavors in the history of humankind -- a quest that could transform our understanding of our universe both scientifically and spiritually.
  • O.J. Simpson acquitted (20 year anniversary)

    10/03/2015 8:08:55 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 64 replies
    At the end of a sensational trial, former football star O.J. Simpson is acquitted of the brutal 1994 double murder of his estranged wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman. In the epic 252-day trial, Simpson’s “dream team” of lawyers employed creative and controversial methods to convince jurors that Simpson’s guilt had not been proved “beyond a reasonable doubt,” thus surmounting what the prosecution called a “mountain of evidence” implicating him as the murderer.
  • Working class warriors? No, middle class spongers and so-called academics

    10/03/2015 8:04:49 AM PDT · by pabianice · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/3/15 | Malone
    Age hasn't mellowed university graduate Ian Bone - he's full of resentment Almost all his life has been devoted to waging war on the rich All the while he has been claiming benefits funded by their taxes So, what does the bitter graduate think of the cereal cafe protest? Age has not mellowed university graduate Ian Bone. He may now be a 68-year-old grandfather, but he is full of burning resentment. Almost all his life has been devoted to waging war on the rich while claiming benefits funded by their taxes. His father was butler to Sir Gerald Coke, grandson...
  • A Clinton Email Scandal Checklist

    10/03/2015 7:51:35 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct 1, 2015 | Kimberly Strassel
    Hillary Clinton hopes you are busy. Hillary Clinton hopes you are confused. Hillary Clinton hopes the endless stories about her private email server—and her endless, fabulist explanations—will make your head hurt, make your eyes cross, make you give up trying to figure it out. All you really need to know at this point is this: Pretty much every claim Mrs. Clinton made at her initial March news conference, and since then, is false. In the spirit of keeping it simple, here’s the Complete Busy Person’s Guide to the Clinton Email Scandal. Stick it on the fridge.
  • Giant prehistoric lizards co-existed with humans

    10/03/2015 7:44:05 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 21 replies ^ | October 01, 2015 | Walt Bonner
    While the concept of men battling 16–foot prehistoric lizards sounds like something out of a 50’s sci-fi flick, a new discovery in Australia has revealed that such encounters may have occurred. According to a study appearing in Quaternary Science Reviews, researchers from the University of Queensland have found a tiny fossil that belonged to a giant lizard bone 50,000 years ago, indicating that gigantic reptiles and humans once co–existed.
  • Waco Biker Massacre: GQ Writer Paints a Picture of Likely Police Misconduct

    10/03/2015 6:55:11 AM PDT · by ExyZ · 26 replies ^ | October 3, 2015 | Brian Doherty
    With the police still withholding evidence, their behavior during and after the "biker massacre" and mass arrests still very suspicious.
  • James Madison's argument against wealth redistribution

    10/03/2015 6:35:49 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 15 replies
    Its not uncommon for a progressive to rattle off the phrase "The Founders could not have foreseen" - and fill in the blank. The Founders couldn't have forseen x, they couldn't have foreseen y, and so it goes. Well, Mr. Progressive they did foresee you and your tyrannical schemes. This is illustrated by James Madison himself, at the Convention on June 26th, 1787: We cannot however be regarded even at this time, as one homogeneous mass, in which every thing that affects a part will affect in the same manner the whole. In framing a system which we wish to...
  • Man at center of Waco shootout remains a mystery

    10/03/2015 6:34:26 AM PDT · by ExyZ · 5 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | October 2, 2015 | Dane Schiller
    Nearly 200 bikers were arrested after the deadly Waco melee in May, but one of the men in the middle of the action has not been charged with any crime. People who were at the scene say they helped carry an injured Clifford Pierce to a triage area in the parking lot and believe he may have been paralyzed. But they are unsure of his current whereabouts. The last time Pierce was seen at the house he rented in Waco was the morning of the shooting, and he hasn't been back, said his former landlord. Family removed his belongings. Messages...
  • P. Diddy joins rapper fans of Trump (Just sayin')

    10/03/2015 5:15:30 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 2 2015 | By Judy Kurtz
    GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s list of friends who are famous rappers is growing: P. Diddy is the latest to count himself among them. “Donald Trump is a friend of mine, and he works very hard,” the “Last Night” rapper and record label founder says in an interview published Friday in The Washington Post.
  • Any Freepers from Sierra Vista, AZ?

    10/03/2015 5:01:31 AM PDT · by PatriotCJC · 12 replies
    There was an active shooter situation behind my house in the Shilo church parking lot. It ended with a sniper shot. Talked to the Circle K attendant that had police/FBI in and out during the night and he said that it started as a police pursuit from Patagonia. He said that the perp started shooting at the Helicopter (that must have what woke me up).
  • New York Jets bring 350 rolls of toilet paper to London

    10/03/2015 4:57:44 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 22 replies
    upi ^ | Oct. 2, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    LONDON, - Officials with the New York Jets confirmed the team brought 350 rolls of toilet paper to London so they wouldn't have to use the thinner, British version. The Jets, scheduled for a Sunday game against the Miami Dolphins at London's Wembley Stadium, had more than 5,000 items shipped to London ahead of their Friday arrival in the city, including 350 rolls of toilet paper. Team officials said the toilet paper in London is thinner than what the team members would be used to from the United States. "Some may say that's a little over the top or whatnot,...
  • Russia Turning to China for Long-Term Funding

    10/03/2015 3:53:42 AM PDT · by RC one · 7 replies
    Oiland Gas360 ^ | September 29, 2015
    Chinese Fund Buys 9.9% Stake in $27 Billion Russian LNG ProjectSince the implementation of U.S. sanctions against Russia for its actions in Crimea, one of the major challenges facing the Russian oil and gas industry is gaining access to long-term project financing. Under the current sanctions regime, loans to Russia can be no longer than 30 days if they come from the U.S., and 90 days if the loans are from European lenders. Cutting off access to longer-term loans has made financing capital-intensive projects like liquefied natural gas (LNG) much more difficult.Earlier this month, Russia’s largest independent gas company, Novatek...
  • Medieval Apocalypse The Black Death...(Nat Geo documentary via You Tube)

    10/03/2015 3:47:17 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 1 replies
    You Tube ^ | September 25, 2014 | Documentary Hd
    Link to video...despite time shown at link, it is just over 48 minutes long: Medieval Apocalypse The Black Death
  • WashPost Fixes Multiple Errors in Story on Pelosi and Human Baby Question But Notes Only One…

    10/03/2015 3:22:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 2, 2015 | 3:38 PM EDT | Michael W. Chapman
    Several hours after posting a news story with several errors, including in the headline—about a reporter asking Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) a question about human life—The Washington Post fixed the errors in the story by reporter Kelsey Snell but only noted one “correction” at the story’s end in the changed copy. On Thursday, Oct. 1, reporter Sam Dorman attended Pelosi’s weekly press conference at the U.S. Capitol and asked her, “In reference to funding for Planned Parenthood, is an unborn baby with a human heart and a human liver a human being?” […] In Kelsey Snell’s story posted...
  • Video captures owl trying to snatch fisherman's bait

    10/03/2015 3:16:56 AM PDT · by eastforker · 15 replies
    click2houston ^ | 10/01/2015 | NBC News Affiliate
    Garry Olson Jr., the man who recorded the video was fishing at Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas early Saturday morning when the owl swooped down and snatched his lure out of the water, which then caught on to its talon causing it to fall into the water.