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  • In the last 6 months, 37,477 illegal immigrant kids released, only 280 deported

    08/29/2014 12:25:59 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 29, 2014 | Rick Moran
    I'm shocked, shocked I tell you, to learn that during the last 6 months, 99% of illegal alien minors who snuck across the border have been released. How can this be? Our president, who never tells a lie, said many times that the illegal kids couldn't stay, that they would be sent home. Instead, it appears that the president misspoke. Or was misunderstood. Or Republicans have twisted his words. Washington Examiner: The Obama administration has released a huge majority of illegal immigrant children who poured over the U.S.-Mexico border earlier this year into dozens of tony counties without notifying the...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 35 AUGUST 29, 2014

    08/29/2014 12:20:32 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 3 replies
    Free Republic | August 29, 2014 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. There is no telling where it will go and... that...
  • Lower Tax Rates vs. Targeted Tax Credits

    08/29/2014 12:13:25 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 1 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 29, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I wrote a column for the Wall Street Journal last week about the policy debate over whether it’s better to lower tax rates or to provide targeted tax cuts for parents. Since this meant I was wading into a fight between so-called reform conservatives (or “reformicons”) and traditional conservatives (or “supply-siders”), I wasn’t surprised to learn that not everyone agreed with my analysis. James Pethokoukis of the American Enterprise Institute, for instance, doesn’t approve of what I wrote. …why are some folks on the right against giving middle-class families a big tax cut and letting them keep more of what...
  • Blake Hounshell in 2008: Palin’s Russian invasion of Ukraine ‘extremely far-fetched scenario’

    08/29/2014 11:58:36 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 10 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 22 Oct 2008 | Blake Hounshell
    Russia might invade Ukraine if Obama wins,Palin warns "As we've said before, this is an extremely far-fetched scenario"
  • WARNING ~~~~RIP OFF AT THE PUMPS

    08/29/2014 11:40:23 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 54 replies
    Unknown | Unknown | Unknown
    Got this from a email friend today. She says . . . I ALWAYS check the first gallon before pumping more – simply to MATCH the PRICE (advertised) against the ONE gallon pumped into my car. – I “caught” a SHELL station (here in Mesa, Arizona) that had the price 12 cents per gallon HIGHER than the advertised price on the pump AND the sign out front. – I called the local Department of Agriculture (weights and measures division) from my cell phone immediately – waiting for them to show up. They did, some 20 minutes later. The Department taped...
  • Stephen Lee, ‘Seinfeld’ actor, dies at 58 in his LA home of sudden heart attack

    08/29/2014 11:28:53 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 14 replies
    The Examiner ^ | August 29, 2014 | Tina Burgess
    Stephen Lee, a beloved “Seinfeld” actor, died in his Los Angeles apartment of a sudden heart attack. “Seinfeld” actor Lee died two weeks ago, according to his friend actress Lisa Pescia. Lee’s sudden and unexpected death is touching the hearts of many fans who remember him as the inquisitive contractor who installed new kitchen cabinets in Jerry Seinfeld’s apartment...
  • Chelsea Clinton quits as NBC News reporter

    08/29/2014 11:28:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 29, 2014 1:18 PM EDT | David Bauder
    Chelsea Clinton said Friday she is quitting her job as a reporter at NBC News, citing increased work at the Clinton Foundation and imminent birth of her first child. Bill and Hillary Clinton’s daughter had been working at the network since 2011, sporadically doing feature stories on people or organizations doing public-spirited work. Politico magazine reported earlier this year that NBC was paying her $600,000 a year. …
  • Police look for dog, owner after fatal dog attack

    08/29/2014 11:14:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 28, 2014
    New Hampshire State Police are asking for help from the public to help identify a pit bull and its owner after they said the dog attacked another on a mountain hike. The attacked dog died of its injuries. ... near Tuckerman Ravine
  • Mother sues for son's suffering (Wrongful birth)

    08/29/2014 10:49:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Times Live ^ | Aarti J Narsee
    In a case that is the first of its kind, a Cape Town mother went to court on behalf of her Down's syndrome six-year-old son. The mother, who cannot be named to protect the child's identity, wants the Foetal Assessment Centre, in Claremont, to pay damages for, she says, failing to recognise that her unborn son was at "very high risk" of Down's syndrome. Had she known the severity of the risk, she would have aborted the foetus, she said. If the court, which has reserved judgment, rules in favour of the mother, it would open the door to a...
  • Clarence (Oddbody) Page commentary: Freedom of the press is in danger in this country, too

    08/29/2014 10:28:31 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 8 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 8-29-2014 | Clarence Page
    Since Brown’s death, local or state police have arrested or detained at least 11 reporters or photographers, according to a running tab on the Poynter Institute’s website. Even Amnesty International sent human-rights observers to the city to support free speech and press — the first time it’s done so in this country. Among the first and most widely reported incidents was when Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery and Huffington Post reporter Ryan Reilly were arrested and briefly put in a holding cell after police ordered them to leave a McDonalds. Lowery was “illegally instructed to stop taking video of officers”...
  • Allstate America's Best Driving Report (Worcester and Boston Worst Drivers)

    08/29/2014 10:08:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Allstate ^ | August 29, 2014 | Staff
    Allstate is committed to helping people across the nation protect their cars and families. Allstate America's Best Driving Report® is an annual ranking that identifies which of the 200 largest U.S. cities has the safest drivers. Sharing this data every year can highlight the importance of educating people about the importance of safe driving.
  • Sheridan Le Fanu's gothic spirit lives on

    08/29/2014 8:48:47 AM PDT · by Borges · 2 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/28/2014
    The latest Google doodle – a wispy, fanged blonde girl-head floating over a sleeping dark-haired woman – commemorates the 200th birthday of the Irish novelist Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-73). The image honours his most famous story, Carmilla, first published in 1871 in a magazine called The Dark Blue, then incorporated a year later into the important collection In a Glass Darkly. The novella is notable for tackling a vampire theme decades before Le Fanu's countryman Bram Stoker wrote Dracula (which contains several deliberate echoes of Carmilla) and presenting an eroticised view of predatory female friendship which earns it a...
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation of brain boosts memory

    08/29/2014 8:47:09 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 4 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | Provided by Northwestern University
    Stimulating a particular region in the brain via non-invasive delivery of electrical current using magnetic pulses, called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, improves memory, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. The discovery opens a new field of possibilities for treating memory impairments caused by conditions such as stroke, early-stage Alzheimer's disease, traumatic brain injury, cardiac arrest and the memory problems that occur in healthy aging. "We show for the first time that you can specifically change memory functions of the brain in adults without surgery or drugs, which have not proven effective," said senior author Joel Voss, assistant professor of medical social...
  • Chelsea Clinton Is Leaving NBC News

    08/29/2014 8:44:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    People ^ | August 29, 2014 | Sharon Cotliar
    Chelsea Clinton says she's stepping out of her correspondent job as she looks forward to taking on mom duties After not quite three years as a special correspondent for NBC News – and with just a little while until she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expected to become parents – the former first daughter is now leaving that position, she tells PEOPLE in a statement, "to continue focusing on my work at the Clinton Foundation and as Marc and I look forward to welcoming our first child."
  • Small-business group urges people to speak up on coming gas price increase (video)

    08/29/2014 8:21:06 AM PDT · by Signalman · 5 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | 8/28/2014 | John Ellis
    Opponents of a greenhouse-gas reducing proposal that could significantly increase gas prices next year are asking the public to weigh in after being handed a political defeat in the state Legislature. The National Federation of Independent Business came to Fresno on Thursday, where it urged voters to exert political pressure on Gov. Jerry Brown, other elected officials and the state Air Resources Control Board to either stop or delay a new cap-and-trade mandate that starting Jan. 1 will cover transportation fuels. "This is a hidden gas tax that, make no mistake, is coming to your local gas station come Jan....
  • Republicans fire first in Arizona governor's race

    08/29/2014 6:25:50 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 2 replies
    Bonneville Phoenix Network KTAR News ^ | August 28, 2014 @ 7:02 am | Associated Press
    PHOENIX -- Democrat Fred DuVal faced his first attack ad Wednesday as the general election contest in the Arizona governor's race kicked off in earnest.
  • Friday Morning Intelligence Test

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  • A Terrible Idea, By George . . . For George (Obama to Attend Clooney Wedding)

    08/29/2014 6:10:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    A Day at the Races ^ | August 28, 2014 | Bill Whalen
    We end the week with a little celebrity news — news that could spill over into the 2014 election, if it’s to be believed. ....................................................... However, Radar Online takes the speculation a step further, writing this about two very famous Americans: “At first she was on the fence about going,” the source said of [Angela] Jolie, “because she’s not big on schmoozing at Hollywood get-togethers. But she quickly changed her mind after George told her that President Obama RSVP’d ‘Yes’!”
  • Sam Kass, the Obamas’ Foodmaster General

    08/29/2014 6:06:38 AM PDT · by Paine in the Neck · 3 replies
    NYT ^ | 8/28/2014 | JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    Back in 2005, when President Obama was a mere freshman senator, his wife, Michelle, found herself overwhelmed with the stress of being a full-time working mother, largely alone in her Chicago home, with two daughters who got sick a little too often. Sluggish and above her fighting weight, she wondered if her family’s diet — lots of prepared food and a few too many Cheetos — might need an adjustment.
  • Hello Kitty not a cat, has never been: Sanrio

    08/29/2014 6:04:19 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies
    Japan Today ^ | Aug. 29, 2014 | Harumi Ozawa
    Hello Kitty not a cat, has never been: Sanrio By Harumi Ozawa Aug. 29, 2014 - 11:00AM JST ( 45 ) Hello Kitty not a cat, has never been: Sanrio AFP TOKYO — Hello Kitty is not a cat, the company behind Japan’s global icon of cute insisted Thursday, despite an uproar from Internet users who spluttered: “But she’s got whiskers!” The moon-faced creation that adorns everything from pencil cases to pajamas the world over is, in fact, human. “Hello Kitty is a cheerful and happy little girl with a heart of gold,” brand owner Sanrio says on its website.
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, August 29, 2014 - Aloof

    08/29/2014 5:52:43 AM PDT · by tioga · 72 replies
    FRee Dictionary ^ | FRiday | FRiday's Sub
    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”. AloofAdjective Distant physically or emotionally; reserved and remote. 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!)...
  • Twiggy. Iman. Kendall?! Jenner Sister Drops Last Name for Modeling Career

    08/29/2014 5:49:41 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 24 replies
    yahoo ^ | 8-29-14
    Call her what you will on the catwalk, just don't call her by her last name. Kendall Jenner, the eldest daughter of Kris and Bruce Jenner, is apparently a "Jenner" no more — at least not when she's on the runway. Popular style site Racked first noticed Thursday that she's simply called "Kendall" on her modeling agency's website. And it's not just a typo on The Society Management's landing page — over on her personal page, it's even more clear that she's dropped her identifying moniker. The move by the 18-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians star is understandable. While...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    08/29/2014 5:45:30 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 88 replies
    Thanks to Lazamataz's new book, I came across some other silliness:   ***BREAKING*** Woman Shot in her own Driveway* Linda Burnett, 26, a resident of San Diego, was visiting her in-laws and, while there, went to a nearby supermarket to pick up some groceries. Later, her husband noticed her sitting in her car in the driveway with the windows rolled up and her eyes closed, with both hands behind the back of her head. He became concerned and walked over to the car. He noticed that Linda's eyes were now open and she looked very strange. He asked her if...
  • Doctors Told My Parents Three Times to Abort My Sister Just Because She Has Trisomy 18

    08/29/2014 5:29:54 AM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    life news ^ | Grace Smith
    “How is Faith doing?” That is probably the question I have heard the most in the last five years. Every time I get asked that question, I have the same general answer: “She is doing okay, but the doctors still have not figured out _____.” I shock myself with how many medical terms I now understand without ever having gone to medical school, and I am only 15! Faith Victoria Smith was born on December 23, 2008. I was so excited to have a second sister — now it matched my two brothers! She is the best Christmas present I...
  • Ron Paul Suggests US Government Knew About 9/11 Beforehand [Just go away, Ron]

    08/29/2014 5:25:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 8/29/2014
    In an interview with Money and Markets podcaster Charles Goyette posted a week ago, former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) discussed some of the undisclosed information by the U.S. government surrounding the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.In that discussion, Paul argued the U.S. government may have had a hint something along the lines the 9/11 attacks could occur, but had gone out of its way after the fact to cover up its knowledge.“I believe that if we ever get the full truth, we’ll find out that our government had it in the records exactly what the plans were, or at least...
  • Brother, Sister Accused Of Having Sex In Church Parking Lot

    08/29/2014 5:14:55 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 88 replies
    atlanta.cbslocal.com ^ | August 28, 2014
    SAVANNAH, Ga. (CBS Atlanta) — An Effingham County brother and sister were arrested after allegedly having sex inside a tractor trailer parked in a church parking lot, according to the Savannah Morning News. Deputies were investigating reports of a prowler about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday when they found Christopher Buckner, 20, and Timothy Savoy, 25, walking near the Countryside Baptist Church in Guyton. According to the report, the deputies determined the pair were siblings and had just had sex. They later admitted to having sex in the semi three times after watching the movie “The Notebook,” a Sheriff’s Office spokesman said....
  • (SC) Fort Mill woman accuses boyfriend of assault with watermelon

    08/29/2014 5:04:20 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 13 replies
    The State ^ | 28 August 2014 | Michael Livingston
    FORT MILL — A Fort Mill man is charged with criminal domestic violence after his girlfriend said he hit her with a watermelon Wednesday evening. The 41-year-old girlfriend said that her live-in boyfriend, Jimmy Poage, 48, had been drinking and believed she was cheating on him. She claims that Poage threw a watermelon at her, a York County Sheriff Office report states. It hit her recently repaired hip. Police arrived and found Poage walking away from their J.W. Wilson Road residence. Poage, still intoxicated, told police his girlfriend lied about being hit with the watermelon. Poage said his girlfriend slapped...
  • Katie Couric accused Diane Sawyer of trading sex for interviews, new book claims

    08/29/2014 5:02:02 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 8-29-14 | Don Kaplan , Corky Siemaszko
    Sheila Weller’s forthcoming tell-all ‘The News Sorority’ claims to offer up details on the scandalous and sometimes catty escapades of noteworthy newswomen, including how some apparently hold strong disdain for each other. Katie Couric cultivated an “American Girl identity” but she was also a bully with a “chip on her shoulder.” Diane Sawyer strived to be “America’s Aunt” but she rode her staff hard and used “staged humility” to disarm critics. Christiane Amanpour was fearless in the field and would remind her bosses, “Do you know that I’m the world’s best-known foreign correspondent?” And, when feeling threatened, these pioneering, primetime...
  • Manatees may soon lose endangered species status

    08/29/2014 3:22:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 29, 2014 5:09 AM EDT | Jennifer Kay
    As they do whenever they visit Florida, Greg Groff and his young daughter stopped by the manatee pool at Miami Seaquarium, where the speed bump-shaped marine mammals placidly swim in circles. They noted the pink scars and disfigured tail on one manatee, damage from a boat propeller that left it unable to survive in the wild. Florida’s manatees need even more stringent protections than their listing on the federal endangered species list, Groff said, adding that boaters should go elsewhere if they don't like speed limits in waters where manatees swim. […] The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reviewing...
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - August 29, 2014

    08/29/2014 3:14:17 AM PDT · by sneakers · 14 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning soon, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will continue to meet in our usual spot 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!
  • Senator Harlan Statue Returns to Iowa

    08/29/2014 2:51:16 AM PDT · by iowamark · 4 replies
    WHO TV ^ | 8/28/2014 | Roger Riley
    MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa – After being in the United States Capitol since the year 1910, the statue of former Iowa senator James Harlan has returned home. The Harlan Statue had been on display at the National Statuary Hall Collection until it was replaced with a statue of the late Norman Borlaug. “Senator Harlan was a true statesman and a public servant,” said Governor Terry Branstad in a news release. Ceremonies to unveil the statue outdoors had to be hastily moved indoors after the Senator’s likeness was revealed. Rain and wind caused a change in plans. Branstad credited the Borlaug Committee...
  • Today's Toons 8/29/14

    08/29/2014 1:16:53 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 11 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | 8/29/14 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • ndian girl, 7, survives being buried alive

    08/29/2014 1:12:44 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 6 replies
    BBC.com ^ | 27 August 2014
    A seven-year-old Indian girl who was allegedly buried alive by relatives in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh has been rescued by a villager. Police say relatives first tried to strangle her and then left her to die in a shallow grave. It is unclear why.
  • What Does Your State Buy the Most on eBay? New Map Has the Answer

    08/28/2014 11:29:56 PM PDT · by I still care · 16 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Aug 28, 2014 | Oliver Darcy
    A new map created by Internet-auction website eBay reveals the items each state purchases the most when using the online bidding service. According to the map, those shopping in California mostly purchase high-end women’s apparel & accessories, while those looking for deals in Alaska are eager to find hats
  • FLASHBACK : REAGAN DECIDES TO JOIN HANDS ACROSS AMERICA

    08/28/2014 10:53:38 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 19 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 5-24-1986 | BERNARD WEINRAUB
    President Reagan, in a change of plans, decided today to join ''Hands Across America'' on Sunday. The project seeks to help raise money and demonstrate compassion for the nation's hungry and homeless. Donald T. Regan, the White House chief of staff, said Mr. Reagan told him this morning that after a family discussion Thursday night, the President had decided to participate in the effort to raise $50 million by forming a chain of millions of Americans from New York to California. Ken Kragen, an organizer of the event, said it was ''terrific'' that Mr. Reagan and his wife, Nancy, were...
  • NH Supreme Court Upholds Law Providing Tax Credits For Private Schools

    08/28/2014 10:29:50 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    My Champlain Valley ^ | 8-28-2014 | Joe Gullo
    The New Hampshire Supreme Court has upheld a law that provides education tax credits for private schools. The ruling was unanimous. Justices said that because petitioners couldn't identify any personal injury from a Constitutional error, they failed to prove that the law is unconstitutional. Governor Maggie Hassan released the following statement following the Supreme Court ruling: “I continue to believe that the voucher tax credit is unconstitutional and am disappointed that the Supreme Court did not rule on the underlying issue."
  • James Foley Was Tortured By ISIS Militants Using CIA Techniques

    08/28/2014 10:05:31 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 28 replies
    Huffington Pest ^ | 8/28/2014 | Jack Mirkinson
    James Foley was tortured by members of the militant Islamic State group who were modeling some of their techniques on those used by the CIA, the Washington Post reported on Thursday. Foley was held by ISIS in Syria for nearly two years before his horrific beheading last week. The Post reported that, during that time, he and at least three others were "waterboarded several times." Waterboarding became perhaps the most notorious method of torture practiced by American interrogators in the years after September 11th. Interestingly, while the Post has, like most mainstream outlets, typically been reluctant to call methods such...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- The Wizard Nebula

    08/28/2014 10:03:52 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    NASA ^ | August 29, 2014 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Open star cluster NGC 7380 is still embedded in its natal cloud of interstellar gas and dust popularly known as the Wizard Nebula. Seen with foreground and background stars along the plane of our Milky Way galaxy it lies some 8,000 light-years distant, toward the constellation Cepheus. A full moon would easily fit inside this telescopic view of the 4 million year young cluster and associated nebula, normally much too faint to be seen by eye. Made with telescope and camera firmly planted on Earth, the image reveals multi light-year sized shapes and structures within the Wizard in a...
  • Police: Women stole Rolexes from Las Vegas tourists, hid them in their bodies

    08/28/2014 9:32:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 56 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | August 27, 2014 | By Pashtana Usufzy
    Police say that three women who joined a pair of Encore hotel guests in their room distracted them during sex to steal their Rolex watches, which they later hid in their bodies during the getaway. Metro Police say Bryanna Warren, Trinity Kennard and Charmella Triggs took the two watches, worth about $16,000 combined, from the hotel room of two Indian tourists Aug. 17 after engaging in sexual activities with the men.
  • Planned Parenthood comes under fire for using Fifty Shades of Grey to teach....

    08/28/2014 9:10:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    mail online ^ | Annabel Fenwick Elliott for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Planned Parenthood comes under fire for using Fifty Shades of Grey to teach young girls about sex Planned Parenthood has been accused of 'consistently recommending' the Fifty Shades of Grey series to 'minor girls.' As part of an ongoing investigation, Live Action - a Catholic pro-life nonprofit - has been sending female investigators to Planned Parenthood clinics around the country with hidden cameras, to pose as 15 and 16-year-old girls and asking for advice related to the book. Live Action president Lila Rose summarized her findings from the footage for the New York Post; claiming that a counselor...
  • Mystery of 9-foot Hot Dog on Edge of Alaska Wilderness Leaves Trekkers Perplexed

    08/28/2014 8:58:42 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 31 replies
    Alaska Dispatch | August 28, 2014 | Craig Medred
    What do you do with a huge hot dog that is washed up on a Cook Inlet beach in Alaska? Light it on fire! That's what trekkers Graham Kraft, Andy Fischer, Eben Sargent, and Luc Mehl attempted. The giant foam hot dog in a bun that Luc Mehl and friends stumbled across this spring on the edge of Alaska nowhere left him haunted.
  • Woman butchered heavily pregnant mother-to-be with a kitchen knife.......

    08/28/2014 8:39:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    mail online ^ | Jenny Awford for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Woman butchered heavily pregnant mother-to-be with a kitchen knife and then tried to remove her baby from the womb before admitting everything to police in chilling confession A Mexican woman has confessed to stabbing an eight-months pregnant mother in the stomach with a kitchen knife so she could steal her unborn baby from the womb, according to police. In a graphic confession, Maria Rodriguez, 29, from Tepic, Mexico, told police she decided to kill Nadia Avila and remove her baby after lying to her family about being pregnant. She will now appear in court on two charges of...
  • US Heavy Lift Mars Rocket Passes Key Review and NASA Sets 2018 Maiden Launch Date

    08/28/2014 8:17:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | August 28, 2014 | Ken Kremer on
    After a thorough review of cost and engineering issues, NASA managers formally approved the development of the agency’s mammoth heavy lift rocket – the Space Launch System or SLS – which will be the world’s most powerful rocket ever built and is intended to take astronauts farther beyond Earth into deep space than ever before possible – to Asteroids and Mars. The maiden test launch of the SLS is targeted for November 2018 and will be configured in its initial 70-metric-ton (77-ton) version, top NASA officials announced at a briefing for reporters on Aug. 27. On its first flight known...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Messier 20 and 21

    08/28/2014 7:32:17 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    NASA ^ | August 28, 2014 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: The beautiful Trifid Nebula, also known as Messier 20, is easy to find with a small telescope in the nebula rich constellation Sagittarius. About 5,000 light-years away, the colorful study in cosmic contrasts shares this well-composed, nearly 1 degree wide field with open star cluster Messier 21 (top right). Trisected by dust lanes the Trifid itself is about 40 light-years across and a mere 300,000 years old. That makes it one of the youngest star forming regions in our sky, with newborn and embryonic stars embedded in its natal dust and gas clouds. Estimates of the distance to open...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Milky Way over Yellowstone

    08/28/2014 7:20:51 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    NASA ^ | August 27, 2014 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: The Milky Way was not created by an evaporating lake. The colorful pool of water, about 10 meters across, is known as Silex Spring and is located in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, USA. Illuminated artificially, the colors are caused by layers of bacteria that grow in the hot spring. Steam rises off the spring, heated by a magma chamber deep underneath known as the Yellowstone hotspot. Unrelated and far in the distance, the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy arches high overhead, a band lit by billions of stars. The above picture is a 16-image panorama taken...
  • Joan Rivers in Medically Induced Coma After Going Into Cardiac, Respiratory Arrest

    08/28/2014 7:18:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Thursday, August 28, 2014 | Oli Coleman, Edgar Sandoval, Larry McShane
    Joan Rivers in medically induced coma after going into cardiac, respiratory arrest; daughter Melissa said her mom is 'resting comfortably'The comedian was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital just hours after joking about her mortality during a standup show. Doctors will take her out of the coma this weekend and assess any damage. Her daughter, Melissa, arrived from California Thursday night. Friends and fans visited the hospital. On Twitter, comedians expressed support for Rivers. Joan Rivers was placed in a medically induced coma Thursday — just hours after cracking jokes on stage about her own mortality. Emergency workers pulled the unresponsive...
  • Gun Talk Media ALS Ice Bucket Challenge...

    08/28/2014 7:17:21 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 4 replies
    Gun Talk Media/ You Tube Video ^ | August 22, 2014 | Tom Greasham
    Gun Talk Media ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Published on Aug 22, 2014... Ryan Gresham and Tom Gresham were challenged to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (http://www.alsa.org/fight-als/ice-buc...) by reps from Ruger and Brownells. Ryan and Tom answered the challenge - by donating to the cause (http://bit.ly/1ttaq9z) AND by taking on the ice buckets. Gun Talk challenges Lipsey's, Nosler, Crimson Trace, Jim Shepherd of The Shooting Wires, and Hickok 45! Join Gun Talk in donating to find a cure for ALS - You can also donate at http://www.als.net/ and http://www.teamgleason.org/. #NoWhiteFlags
  • New Technology Could End The Debate Over Pipeline Safety

    08/28/2014 7:03:58 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 2 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 28/08/2014 | James Stafford
    Who could have ever imagined that North America would surpass Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas liquids? A decade ago, that would have seemed laughable. Yet that’s exactly what has happened; and it’s not just Saudi Arabia that has been left in North America’s dust -- Russia has, too.
  • Should children be allowed to learn to shoot guns under adult supervision? [CNN Poll]

    08/28/2014 7:00:11 PM PDT · by DBrow · 84 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/28/14 | CNN
    Should children be allowed to learn to shoot guns.... No, 73% currently
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Flying Past Neptune's Moon Triton

    08/28/2014 6:55:04 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    NASA ^ | August 26, 2014 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: What would it look like to fly past Triton, the largest moon of planet Neptune? Only one spacecraft has ever done this -- and now, for the first time, images of this dramatic encounter have been gathered into a movie. On 1989 August 25, the Voyager 2 spacecraft shot through the Neptune system with cameras blazing. Triton is slightly smaller than Earth's Moon but has ice volcanoes and a surface rich in frozen nitrogen. The first sequence in the video shows Voyager's approach to Triton, which, despite its unusual green tint, appears in approximately true color. The mysterious terrain...