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  • Mars has lost an Arctic Ocean's worth of water

    03/05/2015 2:40:02 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | By/Michael Casey/
    Taking into account the surface of Mars today, a likely location for this water would be in the Northern Plains, which has long been considered a good candidate because of the low-lying ground. An ancient ocean there would have covered about 20 percent of the planet's surface. By comparison, the Atlantic Ocean occupies 17 percent of Earth's surface. "This ocean had a maximum depth of around 5,000 feet or around one mile deep," Villanueva said. "It's deep - not as deep as the deepest points of our oceans, but comparable to the average depth of the Mediterranean Sea." By combining...
  • Attack of the B Movies! 50 of the Best Schlocky Titles of All Time

    03/05/2015 2:29:45 PM PST · by dynachrome · 16 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 3-5-15 | Patrick Shanley
    MASTERS OF SCHLOCK The sci-fi and horror movies of the 1950s sparked a trend that continues even today of downright silly titles, ranging from 'Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!' to 'The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!?' to 'Big Ass Spider!' (Yes, there also is a love affair with unnecessary punctuation.) Here, THR breaks down 50 of the best (and funniest) titles of all time.
  • Astronomers saw the same star explode four times in four places because of a rare cosmic phenomenon

    03/05/2015 2:29:23 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Rachel Feltman
    Because of the lensing effect of a massive galaxy located between this supernova and the telescope imaging it, the same explosion showed up four times around the galaxy. This formation is called an Einstein Cross. Einstein first predicted the phenomenon of gravitational lensing (a result of his theory of relativity) about a century ago. Astronomers have seen Einstein Crosses made by galaxies and black holes before, but this is the first time they've seen a supernova jump into the shot. In this case, the supernova -- which is 9 billion light years away -- would be too faint to be...
  • Ohio Teen Flies 7,000 Miles, Gets Rejected by Woman and Almost Freezes to Death (trunc)

    03/05/2015 1:55:47 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 40 replies
    ROOT ^ | 03/05/15 | BREANNA EDWARDS
    Ohio Teen Flies 7,000 Miles, Gets Rejected by Woman and Almost Freezes to Death on Chinese Riverbank One love-struck Ohio teen almost died on a Chinese riverbank after getting drunk once he was rejected by the young woman he flew 7,000 miles to see, the Daily Mail reports. Identified by only his surname, Pratt, the 18-year-old flew from Ohio to Jiangshan, a city in Zhejiang province, China, after reportedly falling in love with a young Chinese woman he met online.
  • AUDIO: Student gov't attacks campus carry advocate, blasts him as 'homophobic' and 'racist

    03/05/2015 1:43:43 PM PST · by massmike · 15 replies
    http://campusreform.org/ ^ | 03/05/2015 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn and Caleb Bonham
    A student at Kalamazoo College has been attacked and labeled “homophobic” and "racist" by student government representatives because he wanted to facilitate a discussion about campus carry. In an audio recording exclusively obtained by Campus Reform, students at a Student Commission meeting—K-College’s student government—interrupted Alexander Ross, a sophomore political science major, as he requested that the students engage in a conversation about campus carry, a request he had been asking the Commission for five straight weeks. After his allotted time expired, Ross and his pro-Second Amendment advocacy were berated by the Kalamazoo student government. Another student commissioner at K-College, said...
  • IS 'bulldozed' ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud: Iraq govt

    03/05/2015 1:21:38 PM PST · by C19fan · 4 replies
    AFP ^ | March 5, 2015 | Staff
    The Islamic State jihadist group began bulldozing the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in northern Iraq on Thursday, the tourism and antiquities ministry said. IS "assaulted the historic city of Nimrud and bulldozed it with heavy vehicles," the ministry said on an official Facebook page, the group's latest attack on the country's historical heritage.
  • Brazil's Rousseff Races to Contain Congressional Revolt Over Austerity [Commie Ping]

    03/05/2015 1:07:05 PM PST · by Zuben Elgenubi · 1 replies
    Voice of America ^ | March 5, 2015 | staff
    BRASILIA— Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff raced on Wednesday to defuse a rebellion by legislators upset about her budget austerity plans and her handling of a corruption scandal at state-run oil company Petrobras. Rousseff met with legislative leaders from her coalition after they unexpectedly threw out a presidential decree that would have raised payroll taxes and helped close a gaping hole in Brazil's budget. “This is very serious for Rousseff,” said political analyst Gabriel Petrus of Brasilia-based consultancy Barral M Jorge Associates. “It looks as if there is no political stability on top of the economic crisis.” The economic impact of...
  • Operation Pedestal. The Crucial Malta Convoy of 1942

    03/05/2015 1:01:13 PM PST · by Vanders9 · 5 replies
    Channel 4 ^ | 02/23/14 | Alan Murgatroyd
    The story of one of the truly epic events in the history of naval warfare. The survival of Malta was the vital hinge upon which turned the whole Allied strategy in the Mediterranean Theatre of war. This film describes how a vital convoy was forced through to relieve the valiant island of Malta, despite appalling losses.
  • The Zimmermann telegram helped get us into WW I [vanity]

    03/05/2015 12:46:57 PM PST · by matt1234 · 16 replies
    me ^ | 3-5-15 | me
    (This is more for lurkers because I know most FReepers get it.) Unsecure diplomatic messages of the kind created by Hillary Clinton are very serious and can even start wars. One of the main reasons the US entered WW I was the intercept of a German message to Mexico called the Zimmermann telegram. Therein, Germany promised US territory to Mexico if they would join the German side. Research it yourself if necessary.
  • Chelsea called herself Diane Reynolds and Hillary planned her wedding on same account ..

    03/05/2015 12:28:55 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 67 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | March 5, 2015 | Francesca Chambers
    Chelsea called herself Diane Reynolds – and Hillary planned her wedding on same account she used as Secretary of State: Secrets of Clinton emails revealed At the center of the controversy: Hillary Clinton's personal email account - hrd22@clintonemail.com Domain name was registered to Eric Hothem, the aide who packed up and carted off furniture from the White House that he said was 'Clinton’s personal property' The furnishings were later determined to be government's and the Clintons were required to pay $86,000 in restitution for the items they kept Clinton's arrangement to have her correspondence run through a private domain name...
  • The Demise of the Clinton's Political Power (VANITY)

    03/05/2015 10:50:20 AM PST · by RetSignman · 36 replies
    Me thinking outside the box | March 5, 2015 | RetSignman
    The woes of Hillary and her run for president and are growing with every day that passes but I'm going to go outside the box of conventional thinking and posit my opinion of what could possibly be the truth behind her mounting political problems. In my opinion, the Clinton Machine and all their untold hundred of millions they have available is not going to enough to stop the disclosures of their carefully hidden corruption activities from the public.
  • huma@weiner.com? What server was Hillary's Very Close Aide Using?

    03/05/2015 10:44:24 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 44 replies
    Self | March 5, 2015 | PJ-Comix
    So what email server was Hillary's very very very close aide, Huma, using? Was she using a State Department server? Hillary's homebrew server? A Weiner.Com server or some other private server? Oh, and can Hillary's messages be retrieved from Huma's end?
  • Barking mad? Samsung launches $31K dog kennel

    03/05/2015 10:15:59 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 11 replies
    CNBC ^ | Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 10:55 AM ET | Katy Barnato
    Samsung's smartphones might be losing market share, but the South Korean tech giant is em-barking into a new area—hi-tech, luxury dog kennels. On Wednesday, Samsung Electronics unveiled the "Dream Doghouse," which cost Ł20,000 ($30,600) to make. Aimed at "tech-savvy pampered pooches," the one-off design will be on display this month at Crufts, the world's largest dog show, of which Samsung is a long-term sponsor. The kennel will not go on sale but is available as a prize in a competition across Samsung's social media channels. The Dream Doghouse was six weeks in creation and comes with two indoor living...
  • 'Tinder Minus The Poor People,’ Online Dating App Caters Toward Affluent Bay Area Singles

    03/05/2015 10:12:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | March 5, 2015 | Cate Cauguiran
    Money can buy a lot of things like fancy clothes, houses and cars, but love? A new dating app is requiring its users to have at least a six-figure salary. “It works a lot like Tinder, except this is Tinder minus the poor people,” said Darren Shuster, spokesperson for Luxy, a dating app geared towards the one percent. “I would describe the average member as somebody who makes a lot of money,” Shuster told KPIX 5. “Multiple cars, art collections, big fancy mansions.”
  • Murphy (NY Mets) now to talk baseball only

    03/05/2015 9:06:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    ESPN ^ | March 4, 2015 | Adam Rubin
    New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy will no longer address his religious beliefs and will stick to baseball, a team spokesman said Wednesday. On Tuesday, MLB ambassador for inclusion Billy Bean addressed Mets players after general manager Sandy Alderson invited him. Murphy subsequently told media that day that while he would embrace Bean as a teammate, he does not approve of his homosexuality. Bean concealed his sexual orientation during his playing career and later said that he was gay.
  • New guardrails turn into ‘rigid spears’ that ‘sever limbs,’ Ontario city alleges in $500M lawsuit

    03/05/2015 9:02:20 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 22 replies
    National Post ^ | March 5, 2015 | Colin Perkel
    TORONTO — Authorities across Canada are awaiting test results from the U.S. before deciding what to do about thousands of safety devices with alleged defects that could cause guardrails to rip through cars and motorists instead of protecting them in crashes. In the interim, several provinces have stopped installing the units, which would cost tens of millions of dollars to remove, while the city of Stratford, Ont., has launched a proposed $500-million class action against the manufacturer. At issue is Trinity’s ET Plus — the end unit of the guardrail — which is supposed to absorb impact and guide the...
  • Michelle Obama: ‘My Husband Believes Strongly’ Getting Mental Health Treatment Is ‘Sign of Strength’

    03/05/2015 8:57:50 AM PST · by PROCON · 35 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Mar. 4, 2015 | Ali Meyer
    (CNSNews.com) - First lady Michelle Obama said Wednesday at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., that her husband, President Barack Obama “believes strongly” that getting support and treatment for a mental health issue “isn’t a sign of weakness, it's a sign of strength.” “It’s time to tell everyone who’s dealing with a mental health issue that they’re not alone, and that getting support and treatment isn’t a sign of weakness, it's a sign of strength,” said Mrs. Obama. “That’s something that my husband believes strongly as president, because in this country when you're fighting an illness whether that’s mental or physical...
  • Plane skidded off the runway at New York City airport

    03/05/2015 8:33:16 AM PST · by XRdsRev · 21 replies
    WABC Radio
    Just came over the radio. not sure if it was LaGuardia or JFK. Believe the plane was from Atlanta. no reports of injuries
  • Wind turbines take to the skies to seek out more power

    03/05/2015 8:26:53 AM PST · by moose07 · 31 replies
    BBC ^ | 5 March 2015 | Richard Anderson
    Critics of wind turbines argue vehemently that they are ugly and inefficient - a blot on the landscape and an expensive folly to boot. Efficiency has always been a strange critique given that the fuel driving turbines - wind - is free. And while electricity generated from wind may currently be more expensive than that from some fossil fuels, costs are coming down fast. Eye sores? That is simply a matter of opinion. But a new wave of turbine technologies are looking to end the debate once and for all, by making wind power cheaper, more flexible and, in...
  • Why the Marine Hymn Contains "Shores of Tripoli"

    03/05/2015 8:19:50 AM PST · by Parmy · 36 replies
    Subject: Why the Marine Hymn Contain Shores of Tripoli"... Interesting bit of history. This may be one of the more informative history lessons you ever read. Why the Marine Hymn Contains the Verse "To the Shores of Tripoli" Most Americans are unaware of the fact that over two hundred years ago the United States had declared war on Islam and Thomas Jefferson led the charge! At the height of the eighteenth century, Muslim pirates were the terror of the Mediterranean and a large area of the North Atlantic. They attacked every ship in sight, and held the crews for exorbitant...
  • Why Doesn't Someone Invent An Insurance Company That Provides You A List You Choose From ?

    03/05/2015 8:17:11 AM PST · by knarf · 35 replies
    self ^ | March 5, 2015 | knarf
    I'm out'a the loop because I'm retired and on Medicare, but ...
  • How's That Deflation Working Out For You?

    03/05/2015 8:11:17 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 30 replies
    The Burning Platform ^ | March 3, 2015 | the Burning Platform Staff
    The BLS put out their monthly CPI lie last week. They issued the proclamation that inflation is dead. Did you know your costs are 0.1% lower than they were one year ago. They then used these deflation numbers to proclaim your real wages soared last month. It’s all good. The American consumer is so flush with cash, they decided to spend less money for the second month in a row. The Wall Street shysters are so happy with declining consumer spending, declining corporate profits, and a global recession, they pushed the NASDAQ up to 5,000 for the first time in...
  • Only 6% of Americans who make over $100,000 say they're upper class

    03/05/2015 7:23:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/05/2015 | Pamela Engel
    Very few people in America are willing to identify as upper class, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.About 94% of people in that income bracket (over $100,000) identified as middle class, upper middle class, or lower middle class while only 6% called themselves upper class.Here are the results of the survey:Pew Research Center While a family of three with an income of up to $122,000 is still considered "middle income," the over-$100,000 range also includes families with much higher salaries than that.Pew Research Center And although only 6% of survey respondents identified as upper class, Pew's data shows...
  • Women and Guns Data

    03/05/2015 7:11:50 AM PST · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    Everyone knows that women and guns have been on the rise during these last 4-5 years. Pink and Leopard print guns have made its way into the marketplace and manufacturers have been catering to the women industry. There has been some interesting findings in what women really want in terms of why and which type of firearms they really own in the recent NSSF (National Shooting Sports Foundation) report. -Guess which type of gun is the most favored with women. -Guess what percentage of women actually own those Pink print guns. -What percentage of women want a gun because it's...
  • Scientists say jaw bone fragment dating back 2.8 million years evidence of earlier evolution

    03/05/2015 7:09:29 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 05, 2015 | Fox News
    NEW YORK – A fragment of jaw bone dating back 2.8 million years is evidence that the first humans evolved more than 400,000 years earlier than previously thought, scientists reported Wednesday. The fossil, which was uncovered in the Afar region in northern Ethiopia, is dated very close to the time that the human, or "Homo" genus, or group, split away from more ape-like ancestors like Australopithecus afarensis, best known for the fossil skeleton Lucy discovered in 1974.
  • Chicken Killers Leave at Least 300K dead, Millions in Damage

    03/05/2015 6:59:04 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 69 replies
    The Charolette Observer ^ | March 3, 2015 | Harrison Cahill
    Attacks the past two weeks on at least 16 farms across several rural South Carolina counties killed an estimated 300,000 chickens and cost the owners roughly $1.7 million. Clarendon County Sheriff Randy Garrett said someone familiar with alarm systems used in chicken houses is responsible. Those alarms also control the heat, air conditioning and ventilation units and notify farmers by cellphone when buildings get too hot or cold. Chickens can die in about an hour if the ventilation and heating systems are turned off. “The chicks, you have to maintain the temperature at 95 to 100 degrees, and when they...
  • Telescope spots unusual comet 'never seen before' as it SURVIVES close encounter with the sun

    03/05/2015 6:47:38 AM PST · by EBH · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 2/25/2015 | Richard Gray
    An unusual comet that is unlike anything seen before by scientists is expected to become visible from Earth in the coming weeks. Nasa and the European Space Agency's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, also called SOHO, spotted the comet as it skimmed past the sun. The is not thought to belong to any known family of comets and scientists have been left baffled as to how it survived its close encounter with the sun. Most comets that come that close do not survive the trip, according to solar scientists who study images beamed back by SOHO. Yet this comet managed to...
  • Crossbow killed man at Olympic National Park campground

    03/05/2015 6:22:49 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 19 replies
    Kitsap Sun ^ | 3-5-2015 | AP
    <p>PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) - A man found dead at a campground in Olympic National Park died from a wound caused by a crossbow.</p> <p>The 54-year-old Joyce man was hit in the head by a short arrow called a bolt.</p>
  • Raleigh used car salesman accused of inappropriately touching customers

    03/05/2015 6:22:49 AM PST · by Colehill1999 · 7 replies
    WRAL-TV ^ | 3-5-15 | Staff
    The owner of a Raleigh used car dealership is accused of inappropriately touching at least two customers. Thomas JEFFRSON Lynn, 63, turned himself in to authorities on Friday. He is charged with misdemeanor sexual battery and is currently out on bond. Two customers, a 22-year-old man on Feb. 22 and a 32-year-old woman on Dec. 21, 2013, told police Lynn inappropriately touched them while at Wolfpack Auto Sales, at 3020 Hillsborough Street.
  • Hulk, the Viral Pit Bull Star, Wows New York City

    03/05/2015 6:22:04 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | 03/05/2015
    Hulk the pit bull with owner Lisa Grennan at the Dark Dynasty K9s facility on Feb. 22, 2015 in New Hampshire. Not since Michael Keaton ran through Times Square in his underwear in the film “Birdman” has something created this kind of stir.
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Enhanced Color Caloris

    03/05/2015 6:18:26 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    NASA ^ | March 05, 2015 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: The sprawling Caloris basin on Mercury is one of the solar system's largest impact basins, created during the early history of the solar system by the impact of a large asteroid-sized body. The multi-featured, fractured basin spans about 1,500 kilometers in this enhanced color mosaic based on image data from the Mercury-orbiting MESSENGER spacecraft. Mercury's youngest large impact basin, Caloris was subsequently filled in by lavas that appear orange in the mosaic. Craters made after the flooding have excavated material from beneath the surface lavas. Seen as contrasting blue hues, they likely offer a glimpse of the original basin...
  • U.S. Ambassador to South Korea bloodied in Seoul knife attack

    03/05/2015 6:03:02 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 4 replies
    www.fortune.com ^ | 3/5/15 | Emily Rauhala
    You can’t see it on television, but South Korean President Park Geun-hye has a scar that runs from her right ear to her chin. In person, up close, it is just visible below her makeup, a smooth cut that follows the curve of her face. She’s had it since 2006, when she was attacked on the campaign trail by a man wielding a utility knife. On Thursday, in an eerily similar incident, the U.S. ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was slashed on the face and wrist in the South Korean capital. Photographs from the scene showed him holding the...
  • Word For The Day, Thursday, March 5, 2015-- escarp

    03/05/2015 5:29:15 AM PST · by TruthShallSetYouFree · 53 replies
    Word For The Day, Thursday, March 5, 2015-- escarp ; In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". escarp [ih-skahrp]hear it pronounced noun 1. Fortification. the inner slope or wall of the ditch surrounding a rampart. 2. any similar steep slope. verb (used with object) 3. to make into an escarp; give a steep slope to; furnish with escarps. Origin: "steep slope," 1680s, from French escarpe (16c.), from Italian scarpa (see scarp). Related forms escarpment, noun 1. Geology. a long, precipitous, clifflike...
  • 2015 Seed Source Guide

    03/05/2015 5:27:31 AM PST · by orsonwb · 5 replies
    The How Do Gardener ^ | 03/05/2015 | Rick Bickling
    Newly updated table with an alphabetical listing of many sources of Seeds, Transplants, and Bulbs for Vegetables, Herbs, Flowers, Grains, Grasses, Ground Covers, Vines, Fruits, Sprouting, Trees, Wildflowers, and much more..
  • The BMP Is Part Tank, Part Taxi

    03/05/2015 4:46:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    War is Boring ^ | March 4, 2015 | S.K. Au-Yeong
    When the Cold War escalated in the 1950s, the United States and its European allies knew that the Warsaw Pact far outnumbered the alliance’s own tanks, artillery and infantry. Should the Soviets launch an invasion of Western Europe, the NATO armies expected — and planned—to use tactical nuclear weapons to make up for their inferior numbers.
  • IS SARAH PALIN THE MOST DANGEROUS WOMAN IN AMERICA?

    03/05/2015 4:39:13 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 19 replies
    The American Reporter ^ | March 5, 2015 | by Ginny Grimsley
    BLOOMSBURG, Pa. - Parents demanded it be banned. School superintendents placed it in restricted sections of their libraries. It is the most challenged book four of the past five years, according to the American Library Association (ALA). "It" is a 32-page illustrated children's book, And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson, with illustrations by Henry Cole. The book is based upon the real story of Roy and Silo, two male penguins, who had formed a six-year bond at New York City's Central Park Zoo, and who "adopted" a fertilized egg and raised the chick until she could...
  • Nobel Peace Prize chairman who honored Obama demoted six years later

    03/05/2015 4:00:05 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 16 replies
    pagesix.com ^ | 3/4/15 | Richard Johnson
    Nobel Peace Prize chairman who honored Obama demoted six years later By Richard Johnson It took nearly six years, but the man responsible for President Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize has finally been demoted. Thorbjoern Jagland was harshly criticized in 2009, when, shortly after he became chairman of the prize committee, the prestigious award was given to Obama before the new president had a chance to accomplish anything.
  • Vanity - HDR 2007 speech claims dead bodies were floating down the streets of New Orleans

    03/05/2015 3:58:05 AM PST · by Perdogg · 5 replies
    This video is treasury trove of hypocrisy
  • Weiner sext gal Sydney Leathers lands in new political scandal

    03/05/2015 3:44:59 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 24 replies
    Ny Post ^ | 3/4/15 | By Richard Johnson
    Weiner sext gal Sydney Leathers lands in new political scandal By Richard Johnson Sydney Leathers — the woman who finished off Anthony Weiner’s political career with a sexting scandal — has struck again. This time she’s exposed the kinky fetishes of a Democratic state legislator in the Midwest who responded as “Bitch Boy” when she advertised for a submissive she could “financially dominate.” Leathers, who lives in Evansville, Ind., said Bitch Boy was careful to never give her his name — he sent money to her through a prepaid PayPal card — but didn’t realize his name was on the...
  • Today's Toons 3/5/15

    03/05/2015 3:37:00 AM PST · by pookie18 · 13 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 3/5/15 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • Dutch American singles wanted for Dutch TV show

    03/05/2015 3:36:06 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    DutchDailyNews.com ^ | Feb 7, 2015 | DutchDailyNews.com
    Are you of Dutch origins, single and looking for true love? Have you been raised abroad with (a bit of) Dutch blood in your system? Let one of the biggest TV channels in The Netherlands help you find love. Dutch TV network (Blue Circle) is looking for singles from the USA of Dutch origin who want to take part of a new heartwarming television show about Dutch love.
  • Morning with the Quinn & Rose Gang! March 5, 2015

    03/05/2015 3:08:36 AM PST · by sneakers · 12 replies
    Formerly the "Quinn and Rose Morning Show" thread, our friendly group continues to meet to start the day as we await the return of our favorite morning talk show - possibly sometime this month! So if you are preparing to go to work, are getting home from work - or happily retired - stop in and say mornin' and share the latest news, discuss the weather, share a recipe, or whatever!
  • Ammo Vending Machine Put in Use in Pennsylvania

    03/05/2015 2:51:35 AM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 12 replies
    controversialtimes ^ | March 4, 2015 | Reagan Wilson
    If you’ve ever been to a public shooting range you might have experienced long lines to check in, buy targets and buy ammo. Well one shooting range in Pennsylvania is taking a more efficient approach to selling the ammo. The Beaver Valley Rifle & Pistol Club has installed a vending machine for ammo at their range. Also, the guy who installed it? He’s running for county sheriff. Sam Piccinini is a Republican candidate for sheriff who also owns the small ammo company that operates the machine.
  • VIDEO Lion opens family’s car door at safari park

    03/05/2015 12:01:26 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 29 replies
    WOKV ^ | 03/05/15 | COX
    One curious lion came right up to the family’s car, peered in and then managed to open the car door with its mouth.
  • DFU: Hitler Rants about Hillary's Email

    03/04/2015 10:22:08 PM PST · by doug from upland · 10 replies
    Hitler has really had it this time. I think his correspondence with Hillary is over. HITLER RANTS ABOUT HILLARY'S EMAIL
  • Saudi Arabia: Indian Arrested for 'Liking' Photo that Showed Mecca Mosque as Hindu temple

    03/04/2015 10:18:40 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 21 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 3-5-2015 | Mugdha Variyar
    Saudi Arabian authorities have detained an Indian national for posting a controversial photo of Mecca's Grand Mosque juxtaposed with Hindu religious symbols on Facebook. The photo depicts Al Masjid Al Haram mosque as a temple, photoshopped with Hindu symbols over the Kaaba, the holy building at the centre of the mosque, according to Gulf News, which cited a local daily's report on Tuesday.  A Saudi citizen who saw the post brought it to the notice of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, the kingdom's religious police. The Indian was detained when he was at an...
  • Chuck Jones’ Rules for Writing Road Runner Cartoons

    03/04/2015 9:35:28 PM PST · by beaversmom · 40 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | March 4, 2015 | Rich Barrett
    This tweet from film director Amos Posner blew up across social mediayesterday. It's a photo taken at the What’s Up, Doc? The Animation Art of ChuckJones exhibit at the American Museum of Moving Image in New York: Jones' rules, first made public when he published them in his 1999 autobiography Chuck Amuck: The Life and Times of an Animated Cartoonist, areprobably pretty familiar to animation students and Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote fanatics. They are a fascinating testament to the need for clearly defined systems within a wacky creative process. Fun fact: In an interview for the book Hollywood...
  • The great populism control effort of 2016

    03/04/2015 9:16:59 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    The Week ^ | March 4, 2015 | Edward Morrissey
    (At CPAC)...It didn't help the GOP, of course, that the Republican-led Congress botched its opposition to the highly unpopular Obama executive action on immigration by running up the white flag on DHS funding. After winning a second historic midterm election in a row, conservative activists expected the GOP to fight on the funding issue. Instead, John Boehner and Mitch McConnell kicked the can down the road with the "cromnibus" in the lame-duck session, promising a fight over DHS funding n February. On the second night of CPAC, McConnell shifted to fully funding DHS, while Boehner's attempt to get a three-week...
  • Washington: Two Anti-Gun Bills Stopped in Legislature

    03/04/2015 8:30:58 PM PST · by PROCON · 3 replies
    nraila.org ^ | Mar. 3, 2015
    Last week, thanks to members’ calls, two egregious anti-gun bills, House Bill 1131 and House Bill 1857, died at cut-off. As previously reported, HB 1131, sponsored by Representative Eric Pettigrew (D-37), would have criminalized the sale or transfer of legally purchased ivory and ivory products, including firearms, knives and other collectible items. HB 1131 was introduced with the supposed intent of curbing poaching and helping to end the illegal ivory trade. Unfortunately, this bill would not have accomplished either of those purported objectives. Also previously reported, HB 1857, sponsored by Representative Laurie Jinkins (D-27), would have allowed a family member,...
  • Cows break into woman’s home and poo everywhere as she showers

    03/04/2015 7:49:15 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 50 replies
    http://metro.co.uk ^ | 3/4/15 | Ollie McAteer
    Naughty, naughty cows broke into a woman’s home and pooed everywhere as she showered. Pat Costen, from Guernsey, came downstairs to find the two wandering around her house. They’re part of a conservation herd bred to protect grasslands. But she’d forgotten to lock her doors and the animals barged in with heavy bowels and no respect. Ms Costen said: ‘I was in the shower and when I came out I could smell something. I looked over the banister and there was large cow pat. They came in through the kitchen, along the corridor, round the snooker table and into the...