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  • California governor approves gender-neutral restrooms

    09/29/2016 8:54:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 29, 2016 9:00 PM EDT
    Gov. Jerry Brown waded further into the national debate over transgender rights Thursday as he signed a bill requiring that all single-stall toilets in California be designated as gender neutral. The measure requires that businesses and governments post non-gender-specific signs on single-occupant restrooms by March 1, 2017. Democratic Assemblyman Phil Ting of San Francisco said his legislation would establish the nation’s most inclusive restroom-access law and “chart a new course of equality for the nation.” “This simple concept is oddly cutting-edge when compared with the discrimination being enacted in other states,” Ting said earlier, while urging the Democratic governor to...
  • Jim Carrey Accused Of Giving Ex-Gf STDS... Triggering Suicide (3 STD's)

    09/29/2016 8:49:27 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 19 replies
    TMZ ^ | 9-22-2016 | TMZ Staff
    Jim Carrey's deceased ex-girlfriend, Cathriona White, was suicidal because she had STDs she believed she contracted from Carrey ... according to a lawsuit filed by White's estranged husband. Mark Burton amended the wrongful death suit which he filed against Carrey -- and in the new docs he says Cathriona had a text conversation with Jim in Feb. 2013 ... where she told him she thought she had contracted an STD. In the docs, Burton says Cathriona got tested and discovered she had Herpes Type I, Herpes Type 2 and Gonorrhea. He says Jim tried to pressure her to keep quiet...
  • Donald Trump Is Wrong—Immigrants Don’t Commit More Crimes

    09/29/2016 8:15:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 79 replies
    The Cato Institute ^ | September 27, 2016 | David Bier
    Immigration only made a brief cameo in Monday night’s debate, but Donald Trump managed to once again falsely connect immigrants to crime.In response to a question on race relations in America, Trump said:“We have gangs roaming the street. And in many cases, they’re illegally here, illegal immigrants. And they have guns. And they shoot people. And we have to be very strong. And we have to be very vigilant.”No matter how researchers slice the data, though, the numbers show that immigrants commit fewer crimes than native-born Americans. But that’s not good enough for Trump’s followers. They firmly believe immigrants make...
  • Clinton is now beating Trump in 5 must-win battleground states

    09/29/2016 8:08:15 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 66 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 29, 2016 | David K. Li and Bob Fredericks
    Hillary Clinton took the lead in five key battleground states following the first presidential debate, giving her a solid boost with just over five weeks until Election Day, according to a poll released Thursday. Voters in the five states — Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia — also declared Clinton the winner of the much-anticipated slugfest with Donald Trump, according to Public Policy Polling.
  • METALLICA - Full Show in Minneapolis (Multi-Cam) - 20 August 2016

    09/29/2016 7:31:40 PM PDT · by Mariner · 7 replies
    Youtube Live ^ | August 20th, 2016 | Metallica
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sn2YnyoXIqI
  • Shunned for supporting natural marriage, former Mozilla CEO is back with new and fast browser

    09/29/2016 7:20:43 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    LifeSite ^ | 09/28/16 | Mark Hodges
    Brendan Eich, the creator of JavaScript, continues to lead the technological revolution with Brave, an innovative concept in Internet browsers.    After blowing away the competition (read: Microsoft's Internet Explorer) with the Internet browser Firefox, Eich has come up with Brave, a nearly ad-free, lightning-fast browser that eliminates intrusive ads as well as common but unwanted tracking tack-ons.   A tech legend for his Java and Firefox contributions, Eich was betrayed by his contemporaries and forced out of business as CEO of Mozilla, the company behind Firefox, because he supported natural marriage... [less than 50%]   https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/shunned-for-supporting-traditional-marriage-former-mozilla-ceo-is-back-with  
  • Gotta See This Putt -- Making America Great Again

    09/29/2016 7:01:07 PM PDT · by BRL · 18 replies
    youtube ^ | 9/29 | youtube
    Heckler gets putt on the spot. He turns embarrassment into awesome victory.
  • The 5 Most Influential Guitarists of the 20th Century

    09/29/2016 6:17:49 PM PDT · by Mariner · 142 replies
    The Cheat Sheet ^ | September 28th, 2016 | Jeff Rindskopf
    The 20th century could easily be considered the golden age of guitar in popular music. You can hear it in the inventive blues and jazz guitar work that seemed to reinvent the instrument every decade if not every year or so, and you can especially hear it in the invention of the guitar-centric rock genre that became a cultural behemoth in the second half of the century. Popular music today often eschews the guitar in favor of studio-based arrangements, but the guitar players who made the greatest impact in the 1900s continue to influence popular music today. To celebrate their...
  • C.W. McCall - Crispy Critters

    09/29/2016 5:44:39 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 21 replies
    C.W. McCall had a number 1 hit in 1975 called Convoy. But he wasn't just a one-hit wonder. He had other more minor hits too and this was one of them. A little ditty called "Crispy Critters" which made it to #32 on the Country Charts back in 1976. This performance is from the TV show "Hee Haw" which sure does bring back some childhood memories for me. Cow Patti would approve. As for C.W. McCall (nee: Bill Fries), a.k.a. The Rubber Duck, he's still alive and kicking today at the age of 87. Who knows what I will post...
  • Deer tries to settle the score with driver who hit it

    09/29/2016 5:16:09 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 25 replies
    LOCAL ABC 10 ^ | 29 SEPTEMBER 2016 | DOUG CRISS - CNN
    (CNN) - Guess deer don't believe in letting bygones be bygones. A New Jersey woman was driving down a road, when -- bam! -- she hit a deer that had crossed her path. The deer took off -- or so she thought. As the driver, Ellen Snyder, opened the door to check out the damage to her SUV, the deer suddenly charged back across the road towards her vehicle, pinning her inside.
  • How To Defeat Facebook's New Link Translation "Glitch"

    09/29/2016 5:12:09 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 28 replies
    Free Republic ^ | Gina Miller
    [Note: Yes, I know I may receive a bit of flame from those who hate Facebook, however, I know that many FReepers still use that site. This information is for them] Okay, I found out that the Facebook link "translation" problem is not just on my computer. It's on others' as well, although it may or may not affect your Facebook posts. As of yesterday, when you try to post a link on your timeline, Facebook does not translate the link to show the column's picture, title and a snippet of the piece. This morning I stumbled on a way...
  • 1965 DOWNTOWN Petula Clark

    09/29/2016 5:02:52 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 46 replies
    youtube ^ | 8/29/216 | PETULA CLARK
    1965 DOWNTOWN Petula Clark
  • 2016 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS MALAYSIA GRAND PRIX

    09/29/2016 4:59:15 PM PDT · by Chode · 6 replies
    9/29/2016 | Chode
    Sepang International Circuit Kuala Lumpur First Grand Prix 1999 Number of Laps 56 Circuit Length 5.543KM Race Distance 310.408KM Lap Record 1:34.223 by Juan Pablo Montoya (2004)
  • The real reason the media has been overtly biased against Donald Trump

    09/29/2016 4:55:09 PM PDT · by TakebackGOP · 74 replies
    It's because he defends white people. This is the reason the media is able to openly oppose him. There aren't aren't pressure groups who are going to go after the media's sponsors for doing this. What Trump is doing isn't permissible in the liberal media bubble and the Republican Establishment on Fox News. However, the people who stayed home in 2008 and 2012 are going to show how out of touch the media is on Election Day.
  • Are the U.S. and China Headed Towards a Naval War in Asia?

    09/29/2016 4:53:58 PM PDT · by cba123 · 10 replies
    The National Interest ^ | September 29, 2016 | Dave Majumdar
    The United States does not have a coherent strategy to deal with a rising People's Republic of China in the Western Pacific. Nor do foreign policy experts specializing in the Asia-Pacific region have a concrete set of ideas to coax an increasingly assertive Beijing into accepting the U.S.-led post-Second World War liberal-institutional world order or to reassert Washington's dominance in the region. It is becoming increasingly clear that China hopes to chart its own course independent of the existing Western frameworks as Beijing reaffirms its claims to the South China Sea and continues to build artificial islands in the region,...
  • ‘Wonder Woman’ Comics Writer Confirms Diana Has ‘Obviously’ Had Relationships With Women

    09/29/2016 4:02:20 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 31 replies
    Variety ^ | September 29, 2016
    “Wonder Woman” just became wonderfully inclusive. In an interview with Comicosity, Wonder Woman comics writer Greg Rucka discussed the new thematic elements his comic series following the superhuman Diana, including the much talked-about sexual orientation of its titular character. When asked about the subject, Rucka confirmed that his Wonder Woman is, indeed, queer. “When you start to think about giving the concept of Themyscira its due, the answer is, ‘How can they not all be in same-sex relationships?’ Right? It makes no logical sense otherwise,” he
  • WillHillaryWin

    09/29/2016 3:12:26 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 3 replies
    WillHillaryWin ^ | 19/29/2016 | willhillarywin staff
    Brussels, Belgium: Evening with Stephen Rapp, Former United States Ambassador-at-Large for Global Criminal Justice (2009-2015) Join Stephen Rapp, Former United States Ambassador-at-Large for Global Criminal Justice (2009-2015) for an evening fundraiser in Brussels, Belgium. Please note that involvement in the Hillary Victory Fund campaign is limited to US Citizens and permanent residents. Participants will be asked to provide documentation of their US passport or green card. Stockholm, Sweden: Evening with Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, U.S. Department of State 2009-2013, Chief of Staff to First Lady Hillary Clinton 1997-2000 London, United Kingdom: Women Abroad for Hillary Event Dublin,...
  • Russian Leaders Strangely Terrified Obama Might Nuke Them

    09/29/2016 3:03:06 PM PDT · by lafroste · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/29/2016 | Russ Read
    The Pentagon’s planned revamp of the U.S. nuclear arsenal appears to have sent Russian leaders into a frenzy, with some worried the Obama administration just ratcheted up U.S. nuclear posture. “It is not only their over-the-top Russophobia, which has unfortunately become of late a norm for public speeches by representatives of the outgoing administration,” said the Russian Foreign Ministry Thursday, as reported by the TASS news agency, a Kremlin-backed outlet. “[We have] serious concern over the mentioned readiness to use their nuclear potentials in case of an armed conflict with participation of Russia with an aim to prevent our country...
  • Yup, now the iPhone 7 is exploding

    09/29/2016 2:43:12 PM PDT · by Shanghai Dan · 34 replies
    Boy Genius Report ^ | Sep 29, 2016 | Zach Epstein
    The world’s leading smartphone makers just can’t stop copying each other. While the company has certainly improved its image over the past few years, Samsung is likely most famous for being an Apple copycat. After all, the company was sued repeatedly by Apple for stealing its technology and designs. And as we all learned, things got so crazy at one point that Samsung even created a 132-page internal document to help its engineers copy the iPhone pixel by pixel. Of course, Apple is hardly innocent in all this. The iPhone maker has aped plenty of features from Android in recent...
  • VP debate: My guess: Pence will be SLAMMED for Christian views on abortion/marriage

    09/29/2016 1:48:36 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies
    9/29/16 | sff
    I think next week in Virginia, Kaine's state, is the veep debate. Pence is going to be targeted BIG TIME for not celebrating homosexual behaviour and for thinking unborn children deserve protection. Please pray for him to be ready to give an answer for the hope that is within him, and that the arrows of the wicked fail.
  • For Your Friends Who Say It's Hillary's "Turn"

    09/29/2016 1:25:20 PM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 25 replies
    blueunicorn6 | 9/29/2016 | blueunicorn6
    We all know people who think that it's Hillary's "turn" to be President. Usually, the concept of "turns" is found with children. "It's Megyn's turn to be the goose!" "It's Sheperd's turn to use the potty. We don't want another accident!" Adults generally try to select the person for President who will squeeze the most efficiency and effectiveness out of every hard-earned American Taxpayer provided dollar. But, for our friends who worry about "turns"...... IT'S DONALD TRUMP'S TURN TO BE PRESIDENT! It's official! I, blueunicorn6, the acknowledged Universal Grandmaster of the One Potato - Two Potato Game, conducted an official...
  • US To Suspend Syria Diplomacy With Russia, Prepares "Military Options"

    09/29/2016 12:58:04 PM PDT · by orchestra · 65 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9/29/2016 | Tyler Durden
    In the most dramatic diplomatic escalation involving the Syrian conflict in the past years, yesterday John Kerry issued an ultimatum to Russia, in which he warned his colleague Lavrov to stop bombing Aleppo or else the US would suspend all cooperation and diplomacy with Russia. 24 hours later, this appears to be precisely what is about to take place, leading to an even greater geopolitical shock in Syria. According to Retuers, the United States is expected to tell Russia on Thursday it is suspending their diplomatic engagement on Syria following the Russian-backed Syrian government's intense attacks on Aleppo, U.S. officials...
  • "Baby Turtle Cavalry...Charge!" [mashup video]

    09/29/2016 12:38:13 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 25 replies
    Me, via YouTube ^ | 9/29/16 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    These little guys are definitely armored cavalry.
  • Chelsea Clinton Uses Private Jet to Travel to ‘Clean Energy’ Roundtable

    09/29/2016 11:48:44 AM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | Sep. 28, 2016 | Cameron Cawthorne
    Chelsea Clinton opted to travel to a “clean energy” roundtable in Asheville, North Carolina on Wednesday afternoon in a private jet to campaign on behalf of her mother Hillary Clinton. Clinton first attended two events in Greenville, North Carolina, stopping by a campaign office and then going to an event at East Carolina University to discuss college affordability. After her two events in Greenville, Clinton was scheduled to attend a “clean energy roundtable” in Asheville, which is about a 5-hour drive away. But instead of driving or flying on a commercial plane, Clinton opted to a take a private jet....
  • An Ivy League professor on why colleges don’t hire more faculty of color: [tr]

    09/29/2016 11:19:56 AM PDT · by sparklite2 · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 26 | Marybeth Gasman
    An Ivy League professor on why colleges don’t hire more faculty of color: ‘We don’t want them’ While giving a talk about Minority Serving Institutions at a recent higher education forum, I was asked a question pertaining to the lack of faculty of color at many majority institutions, especially more elite institutions. My response was frank: “The reason we don’t have more faculty of color among college faculty is that we don’t want them. We simply don’t want them.” Those in the audience were surprised by my candor and gave me a round of applause for the honesty.
  • 3 states sue to block US ceding control of Internet group

    09/29/2016 10:50:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 29, 2016 12:10 PM EDT
    Three conservative states are suing the Obama administration in an attempt to block the U.S. government from ceding oversight of some of the internet’s core systems. The attorneys general of Texas, Oklahoma and Arizona on Thursday asked a federal court in Galveston, Texas, to keep the Commerce Department from relinquishing oversight of ICANN, or the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. …
  • 120 Years Ago: TROUBLE OVER THE SAVAGE GUN- Corruption Alleged in Choice of Gun for State Guard

    09/29/2016 10:43:42 AM PDT · by NRx · 8 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | Tuesday Sept 29, 1896 | New York Tribune
    A (mostly) daily posting for those interested in history and the day to day news, politics and culture of a bygone world; the full edition of the New York Tribune from today's date in 1896 (digitized).
  • Bradenton man trying to solve lionfish overpopulation problem with glock-fishing

    09/29/2016 10:35:12 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 20 replies
    wfla.com ^ | : September 26, 2016, | Lila Gross
    TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — One Bradenton man is trying to get rid of the overpopulated lionfish in an unconventional way, by glock-fishing underwater. This means shooting lionfish underwater with a glock pistol. Courtland Hunt said he taped his experience to raise awareness about the lionfish’s harmful overpopulation. FWC spokesperson, Amanda Nalley, said the FWC is aware of the video and the agency encourages people to remove lionfish, but not with firearms.
  • So THAT'S why Hillary thinks EVERYONE is a RACIST! (video)

    09/29/2016 10:10:39 AM PDT · by libertarian27 · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sept 29, 2016 | Evil Hillary
    So that's why Hillary thinks everyone is a racist.
  • Obama endorses Trump (lol vanity)

    09/29/2016 9:44:02 AM PDT · by edzo4 · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | Youtube
    http://youtu.be/UTtizmetQMY Been making the libs on Facebook heads explode with this one. A campaign add fromm 2008 slamming Hillary for NAFTA Iraq war and claiming shell say anything but change nothing.
  • Whom does Gary Johnson hurt more in the election?

    09/29/2016 9:37:57 AM PDT · by Rocky Mountain Wild Turkey · 45 replies
    I have always thought that the Libertarian candidate hurts the Republican candidate. But ... with the behavior and comments I am seeing from the Modernist Progressives I know, I'm not so sure. Thoughts?
  • Trayvon Martin's Parents Sign Book Deal (Exclusive)

    09/29/2016 8:56:17 AM PDT · by PROCON · 56 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | Sep. 28, 2016 | Andy Lewis
    Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, the parents of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teenager whose killing sparked a national firestorm about white violence against African-Americans, are writing a book titled Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin. The book will be published by Random House’s One World, the multicultural imprint being rebooted by editor Christopher Jackson, who announced the project in an interview with THR.
  • Our prehistoric ancestors were as violent as humans today

    09/29/2016 8:56:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Cosmos ^ | September 29, 2016 | Amy Middleton
    The propensity for humans to kill one another may be hot-wired into our DNA but culture also has the power to change our behaviour, a new study has found. The research, led by José María Gómez at the Estación Experimental de Zonas Áridas in Spain and published in the journal Nature, explored the human tendency to act violently towards members of our own species. This topic has been hotly debated among experts, with scores of studies questioning whether this vicious trait is an evolutionary development or the result of our cultural or social dynamics.
  • Los Angeles Mayor Tries to Defend LAX from Donald Trump

    09/29/2016 8:43:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 28, 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is defending Los Angeles International Airport, or LAX, from criticisms by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during Monday night’s first presidential debate. Trump mentioned LAX in the context of a statement about the national debt, saying that it might be understandable to have $20 trillion in debt and outstanding public infrastructure, but that the poor state of America’s transportation network underscored the government’s waste of money.
  • “The Cleaner” Part II – Cleaner Identified – The Plot Thickens

    09/29/2016 8:32:13 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 13 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | September 29, 2016 | Sundance
    Earlier during our initial review of the debate we identified something that looked entirely suspicious because it is only evidenced for one specific candidate, and one specific lectern. We initially drew attention to it as “The Cleaner”. Well, this intrigue just got a whole lot more interesting. See “The Cleaner” at work here immediately following the debate. The Cleaner has been identified as George Lewis, a former member of NBC staff. Here’s where it gets even more interesting. And again, unfortunately no-one is putting these disparate segments together into one cohesive story. First this video where something electronic is clearly...
  • Reporter Judith Miller released from prison(Plamegate Comey)

    09/29/2016 7:51:34 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 4 replies
    On this day in 2005, New York Times reporter Judith Miller is released from a federal detention center in Alexandria, Virginia, after agreeing to testify in the investigation into the leaking of the identity of covert CIA officer Valerie Plame. Miller had been behind bars since July 6, 2005, for refusing to reveal a confidential source and testify before a grand jury that was looking into the so-called Plame Affair. She decided to testify after the source she had been protecting, I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, signed a waiver giving her permission to speak....
  • Student in gorilla mask with bananas, nooses charged after Black Lives Matter ETSU

    09/29/2016 7:47:21 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 24 replies
    johnsoncitypress.com ^ | 28 Sept 2016 | Tony Casey
    Sophomore Jaelyn Grimes, president of the school’s rugby club, was carrying a sign that read, “Black Lives Matter (is not equal to) All Lives Don't.” After Rettke tried to hand him one of the bananas, Public Safety officers walked up and took Rettke away. Grimes described his strategy for keeping calm and delivering the message they sought to share.
  • Man Steals Police Cruiser, Dies After Crashing It on 110 Freeway Near Downtown L.A., Police Say

    09/29/2016 7:46:37 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    KTLA ^ | September 29, 2016 | Anthony Kurzweil
    A Pasadena police officer was returning to the station after dropping off an inmate when he noticed a motorcycle down in lanes on the 110 Freeway, said Cpl. Phillips with the Pasadena Police Department. The officer got out of his patrol car to help but could not find the motorcycle rider until he noticed him trying to get into the police cruiser, Phillips said. The officer tried to pull the rider out of the car but was thrown to the ground, Phillips said. The man then took off in the cruiser, Phillips said, but the car crashed on the northbound...
  • Appeals court overturns ban on selfies in voting booths

    09/29/2016 7:12:44 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | Sept 29, 2016 8:25 a.m. ET | Joe Palazzolo
    A unanimous three-judge panel of the First U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston ruled that New Hampshire authorities furnished no evidence that ballot selfies encouraged vote buying or voter coercion. They failed, as a result, to justify the 2014 law’s curbs on an increasingly popular form of speech. ... Since at least 1979 it has been illegal in New Hampshire for a voter to show his ballot to someone else with the intention of disclosing how he plans to vote. State legislators amended the law two years ago to include a ban on “taking a digital image or photograph...
  • World's first 4-seater fuel-cell plane takes off in Germany

    09/29/2016 6:46:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 29, 2016 9:33 AM EDT
    Aircraft engineers in Germany have successfully tested the world’s first four-seater plane that uses emission-free hybrid fuel cells to fly. The 10-minute test flight Thursday at Stuttgart Airport in southwestern Germany involved two pilots and two dummy passengers. The twin-cabin plane, known as HY4, was developed by aircraft maker Pipistrel, fuel cell specialist Hydrogenics, the University of Ulm and the German Aerospace Center DLR. …
  • Did landmark laws from Congress enable high drug prices?

    09/29/2016 6:32:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 29, 2016 3:27 AM EDT | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    Lawmakers are venting outrage over high prescription drug costs, but if Congress is looking for culprits, it might want to look in the mirror. Republican- and Democratic-controlled Congresses, and presidents of both parties, may have set the stage for the startling prices that have consumers on edge. In the last 13 years, Congress passed major legislation that expanded taxpayer-financed coverage for prescription drugs but lacked explicit mechanisms for dealing with costs, instead relying mainly on market forces. […] “The history we see over and over again is that when the government steps in as a guaranteed payer without regard to...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day - Five Hundred Meter Aperture Spherical Telescope

    09/29/2016 5:41:29 AM PDT · by ThomasMore · 25 replies
    NASA ^ | 09/29/2016 | (see photo credits)
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2016 September 29 Five Hundred Meter Aperture Spherical Telescope Image Credit & Copyright: Jeff Dai (TWAN) Explanation: The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) is nestled within a natural basin in China's remote and mountainous southwestern Guizhou province. Nicknamed Tianyan, or the Eye of Heaven, the new radio telescope is seen in this photograph taken near the start of its testing phase of operations on September 25. Designed with...
  • Word for the Day, Thursday, September 29, 2016 - Lodestone

    09/29/2016 3:59:25 AM PDT · by tioga · 31 replies
    Dicionary.com ^ | Thursday | tioga
    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". LodestoneNoun, lohd-stohn Something that attracts strongly. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-) Practice makes perfect.....post on.... Review Threads: Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!) Review Thread...
  • 113 DAYS

    09/29/2016 3:54:10 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 12 replies
    9/29/2017 | By Laz A. Mataz
    It is 113 days, 6 hours, 4 minutes, 38 seconds until the stuttering enemy-agent Muslim-excusing pusillanimous embarrassing lawless defiling unctuous hypocritical sniveling whining odious disgusting election-corrupting formulaic callous puerile sickening wicked sullen wretched venal psychopathic grifting furious (and fast) spying-for-enemies juvenile delinquent conniving Marxism-loving America-surrendering sly villainous shameful touchye unwelcome abominable indecisive stomach-turning meddling corrupt predatory impoverishing personal-history-concealing apathetic absurd unaccomplished repressive putrescent contemptible simpering megalomaniacal sputtering disruptive perjurious taxing predictable nauseating blasphemous race-baiting crazed inconsequential trash-talking cynical arrogant vacuous sanctimonious foul exploitive mercurial mocking Christophobic nefarious appalling uncaring vile Republican-enabled colluding wimpy prevaricating raging hoplophobia-consumed irresponsible belligerent repellent childish...
  • Ambassador Chris Stevens’ Fiancé Speaks Out

    09/29/2016 3:19:00 AM PDT · by thesligoduffyflynns · 26 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 04/24/2016 | Jim Hoft
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/04/ambassador-chris-stevens-fiance-speaks-hillary-done-better-job-not-ignore-security-requests/
  • DEA moves to ban kratom, frustrating both scientists and users

    09/29/2016 1:25:41 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    seattletimes.com ^ | 09/28/2016 | Brendan Kiley
    Maybe you’ve never heard of kratom — a plant from Southeast Asia with large, green leaves that are dried, powdered and taken as a drug with mild, opioid-like effects. Kratom has been used in Asia for generations — usually chewed or brewed into a tea — as a tonic, painkiller and an aid for people weaning themselves off opium. It can be bought in powder or capsule form at smoke shops across the country. But dedicated kratom users might want to stock up. As soon as Friday, the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) says it will classify kratom as a...
  • Today's Toons 9/29/16

    09/29/2016 1:25:30 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 9 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 9/29/16 | pookie18
    Click on link
  • El Cajon police say black man was holding vape smoking device in hand when officers fatally shot him

    09/29/2016 1:16:36 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    l a times ^ | 09/28/2016 | Veronica Rocha, Sarah Parvini and Richard Winton
    He ignored multiple instructions from an officer and “concealed his hand in his pants pockets,” Davis said. Olango paced back and forth as the officers talked to him, then “rapidly drew an object from his front pants pockets, placed both hands together on it and extended it rapidly toward [one] officer, taking what appeared to be a shooting stance,” the chief said. Olango, he said, pointed the object at the officer’s face. Police said Wednesday evening that the object was a vape smoking device, which officers have recovered. “The vape has an allsilver cylinder that is approximately 1” diameter and...
  • Largest company by revenue in each State, 2015

    09/28/2016 9:58:46 PM PDT · by Shanghai Dan · 17 replies
  • Alec Baldwin is the new Donald Trump on 'Saturday Night Live'

    09/28/2016 8:05:26 PM PDT · by kevcol · 34 replies
    CNN Money ^ | September 28, 2016 | Frank Pallotta
    Alec Baldwin has played many roles in his career, but he's about to take on the yugest one yet. Baldwin will play the role of Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live" this season. The actor will play the businessman turned candidate at least until the election, according to a source with knowledge of the casting.