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  • Dump truck used as get-away vehicle after robbery in Sissonville, WV

    09/16/2014 6:47:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    WOWK ^ | Brandon Millman
    UPDATE: Deputies with the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department said they have located the dump truck used as a get away vehicle in a robbery early Monday morning, September 15. They located the truck, which was found burned, along Allen's Fork Road in Kanawha County, WV. According to Kanawha County Emergency Services Deputy Director C.W. Sigman, an amount of oil and diesel fuel may have spilled at the crash site.
  • clear channel becomes iheartmedia

    09/16/2014 6:11:06 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 16 replies
    RadioInsight ^ | 9/16/14 | Lance Venta
    Originally known as merely a classification for 50kW AM signals with wide nighttime coverage, the Clear Channel name is joining much of the AM band in irrelevance. Effective immediately Clear Channel is rebranding itself as IHeartMedia as the company places additional focus towards its IHeartRadio.com streaming platform. The company itself will be known as IHeartMedia, Inc, while the broadcast holdings formerly known as Clear Channel Media + Entertainment will be simply IHeartMedia. "Clear Channel announced today that it has become iHeartMedia, reflecting the company’s success in becoming a one-of-a-kind multi-platform media company with unparalleled reach and impact. The newly named...
  • Oil tanker sizes range from general purpose to ultra-large crude carriers on AFRA scale

    09/16/2014 5:56:37 AM PDT · by thackney · 7 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | SEPTEMBER 16, 2014 | Energy Information Administration
    The global crude oil and refined product tanker fleet uses a classification system to standardize contract terms, establish shipping costs, and determine the ability of ships to travel into ports or through certain straights and channels. This system, known as the Average Freight Rate Assessment (AFRA) system, was established by Royal Dutch Shell six decades ago, and is overseen by the London Tanker Brokers' Panel (LTBP), an independent group of shipping brokers. AFRA uses a scale that classifies tanker vessels according to deadweight tons, a measure of a ship's capacity to carry cargo. The approximate capacity of a ship in...
  • The "New Atheism" Has a Problem with Women

    09/16/2014 5:53:57 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 9 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | September 16, 2014 | David Klinghoffer
    The "New Atheism" Has a Problem with Women David Klinghoffer September 16, 2014 4:37 AM | Permalink A long and fascinating article at Buzzfeed ("Will Misogyny Bring Down The Atheist Movement?") is worth reading if you don't mind a lot of crude language. Reporter Mark Oppenheimer describes the misogynist culture of the atheist-"skeptic"-materialist demimonde, and it's an eye-opener. I will not quote from it because the most fascinating passages would exceed the limits of tolerance for graphic talk by ENV's family-friendly audience. Suffice to say that, whether the rampant accusations of sexual harassment are all true, mostly true, or even...
  • ‘Django Unchained’ Actress Has Sex In Public – Cries Racism When Cops Ask Her To Stop (Video)

    09/16/2014 4:38:26 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 38 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9-15-2014 | Mara Zebest
    "Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts cried out as a victim of racism this week after she was caught having sex in public. The usual Liberal media bought her story attacking the police as racists. Daniele Watts claimed she had been profiled (by police) for "kissing" her white boyfriend.THERE'S ONLY ONE PROBLEM... The facts of Daniele Watts' story don't add up.The police didn't approach Daniele because she was "kissing" her boyfriend. The police were responding to multiple complaints from locals that Daniele was having lewd sex in broad daylight for everyone to see in a car — with the car door...
  • Bad Email Reply - What not to say to your professor... (video) (Is this typical?)

    09/16/2014 4:13:49 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 1-14-2013 | mrandersonmath
    When you email your professor for the first time, things can go very wrong if you think this is a text message to your BFF!
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday September 16, 2014

    09/16/2014 4:12:39 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 25 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday September 16, 2014 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". hypnopompic [hip-nuh-pom-pik] -adjPsychology relating to the state existing between sleep and full waking, characterized by the persistence of dreamlike imagery.[1900-05; hypno- + Greek pomp (ḗ) sending away (see pomp ) + -ic] las noticias [noh-TEES-ee-ahs] -nnews Ellos siempre ven las noticias por la tarde. They always watch the news in the evening.
  • Today's Toons 9/16/14

    09/16/2014 4:02:31 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 7 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 9/16/14 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - September 16, 2014

    09/16/2014 3:12:20 AM PDT · by sneakers · 17 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning to the airwaves, 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, so stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • Teenager from India invents device that can convert breath to speech

    09/16/2014 2:59:41 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    Science Alert ^ | 09/15/14 | Bec Crew
    A high school student from India has invented a device that can convert a person’s breath into speech, to give millions of people around the world suffering from speech impediment a 'voice' for the first time.
  • Taliban kill 3 ISAF members in Kabul

    09/16/2014 2:58:22 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    cnn ^ | 9-16-2014 | Masoud Popalzai and Holly Yan
    Three members of NATO's International Security Assistance Force were killed in an attack in Kabul on Tuesday, the coalition said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for a suicide car bombing targeting a convoy of foreign forces in the Afghan capital, the militant group's spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said. A large plume of smoke filled the sky over Kabul, and the U.S. Embassy sounded its "duck-and-cover" alarm. Witness Sakhi Ahmad said the explosion took place on Kabul International Airport Road, near the Supreme Court compound. ISAF and Afghan officials are investigating the blast, the coalition said. It did not identify the names or...
  • To Rush Limbaugh: Losing a Listener

    09/16/2014 2:21:07 AM PDT · by goodn'mad · 129 replies
    Vanity | Septermber 16, 2014 | Morris Poston
    I'm a dyed in the wool ditto-head and have been so for many years. To be honest, I'm finding you less and less "listenable." You seem to be losing your edge. While I download your podcasts, I more and more frequently find myself fast-forwarding past the lengthy spiels on the latest I-phones, sports happenings, and your winning your umpteenth Marconi Award, that is, when I bother to listen at all. Listening to your broadcast used to be the highpoint of everyday. I never thought I'd say this but I no longer count it a great lose if I go for...
  • Book Review: 'Robert the Bruce' by Michael Penman

    09/16/2014 2:10:48 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 19 replies
    wsj.com ^ | Sept. 12, 2014 | Barton Swaim
    It is one of the tragedies of recent cultural history that, thanks to Mel Gibson's preposterous movie "Braveheart," the world knows more about William Wallace's short-lived Scottish rebellion of 1296-97 than about Robert the Bruce. For it was Bruce who, after 18 years of plotting and war making, finally threw off the yoke of the English king and consolidated a sense of Scottish identity. "Never will we on any conditions be subjected to the lordship of the English," said the Declaration of Arbroath, a diplomatic letter commissioned by Bruce in 1320. "It is in truth not for glory, nor riches,...
  • Anybody else Vape???

    09/16/2014 2:07:38 AM PDT · by djf · 40 replies
    djf
    After having been a smoker for just about 40 years, I made the plunge. I was very surprised - it pretty much totally eliminated the urge to smoke! Well, except for the hand thingy... but it took away the urge! It's been ten days so far. I have a nearby pack of smokes sittin around if need be. Curious about others situations and experiences.
  • Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent

    09/16/2014 1:53:03 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | 09/10/14 | NICK BILTON
    “So, your kids must love the iPad?” I asked Mr. Jobs, trying to change the subject. The company’s first tablet was just hitting the shelves. “They haven’t used it,” he told me. “We limit how much technology our kids use at home.” I’m sure I responded with a gasp and dumbfounded silence. I had imagined the Jobs’s household was like a nerd’s paradise: that the walls were giant touch screens, the dining table was made from tiles of iPads and that iPods were handed out to guests like chocolates on a pillow. Nope, Mr. Jobs told me, not even close....
  • Prosecutors: Doctor accused of poisoning lover's coffee had a 'fatal attraction'

    09/15/2014 9:34:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    Associated Press KHOU ^ | 4:58 p.m. CDT September 15, 2014 | MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press ,
    HOUSTON --The trial of an MD Anderson cancer doctor accused of poisoning her lover's coffee got off to an explosive start Monday morning. Prosecutors say Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo had a fatal attraction. "Evidence will show she became totally obsessed with him and wanting him," said prosecutor Justin Keiter. Bombshell revelations were made within the first few minutes of the trial. Prosecutors say Dr. George Blumenschein had a pregnant longtime live-in girlfriend, at the same time he started an affair with Dr. Gonzalez-Angulo. They told jurors that relationship soured, providing a motive for Gonzalez to lace her lover's coffee with...
  • Sad Video: 9 Year Old Boy Slaps The Heck Out Of His Mom After Finding Her High On Heroine

    09/15/2014 9:04:55 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 23 replies
    http://www.bunibuni.com ^ | september 1, 2014
    A 9 year boy who found his mom high on heroine on the street, slapped the heck out of her in a shocking video that was posted on instagram. The distraught little boy can be heard screaming "Mommy, wake up. Can you talk to me? Wake up" while the woman stares blankly at him, making him slap her again and again.
  • Environmentalists Sue over Crude-by-Rail

    09/15/2014 8:45:16 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9-15-2014 | WILLIAM BIGELOW
    The environmental group Earthjustice, funded by George Soros and joined by the Sierra Club and ForestEthics, is suing the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) in order to prevent crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken formation to be moved to California. The suit is reportedly in reaction the Kern County Board of Supervisors’ approval last Tuesday of Alon USA Energy's plan to expand the rail terminal at its Bakersfield, CA refinery. The expansion of the terminal would create the state’s largest crude-by-rail facility and allow the terminal to import five times as much crude oil by train as it already does, Earthjustice is also claiming...
  • Dog Hit By Car Gets A Second Chance Hours Before He’s Scheduled To Be Put Down

    09/15/2014 8:12:08 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | September 15, 2014 6:07 PM
    TUSTIN (CBSLA.com) — A stray dog scheduled to be put down after being hit by a car is now getting a second chance at life. Volunteers from the Bichon Rescue Brigade picked up Maverick from an Orange County shelter after a July 3 collision left him with multiple fractures. Dr. Sam Park, a local veterinarian known to discount his services for animals in need, offered to help. He operated on Maverick at Anaheim Animal Care in July, giving him bone plates and pins. It was a three-hour surgery which required more than 50 sutures. The operation came not a moment...
  • Microsoft agrees to $2.5-billion deal to purchase 'Minecraft'

    09/15/2014 7:59:44 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 22 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 9/15/2014 | Paresh Dave
    Microsoft Corp. plans to spend $2.5 billion to buy what it called the most popular online game on Xbox, the building adventure title "Minecraft." “Minecraft is more than a great game franchise – it is an open world platform, driven by a vibrant community we care deeply about, and rich with new opportunities for that community and for Microsoft," Satya Nadella, Microsoft's chief executive, said in a statement Monday. The purchase of the game maker Stockholm, Sweden-based Mojang is expected to close late this year. Compared with Microsoft's blockbuster "Halo" franchise, "Minecraft" should give the company a younger audience to...
  • Arming Syrian rebels, key part of Obama's war strategy, gets crucial support from House GOP

    09/15/2014 7:55:25 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 18 replies
    Newser ^ | 9-15-2014 | BRADLEY KLAPPER and DONNA CASSATA
    Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central plank of President Barack Obama's strategy against the Islamic State group. The authorization under consideration will likely be included as an amendment to a spending bill Congress must pass to keep the government open until mid-December. That would give lawmakers the opportunity to hold a separate debate and vote on the matter — something members of both parties want. The measure doesn't authorize U.S. combat troops in Iraq or Syria...
  • Nascar SCS SYLVANIA 300 at NH Motor Speedway Sunday September 21 on ESPN at 2:00 PM ET

    09/15/2014 7:37:24 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 6 replies
  • Schizophrenia Is Actually Eight Distinct Genetic Disorders

    09/15/2014 7:37:16 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    io9.com ^ | 9/15/14 | George Dvorsky
    When it comes to schizophrenia and other complex conditions, individual genes have only a weak and inconsistent association (which is why it's often silly to look for single-gene factors). But groups of interacting gene clusters create an extremely high and consistent risk of illness — in this case, on the order of 70% to 100%. It's nearly impossible for people with these precise genetic variations to avoid the condition. In all, the researchers found no less than 42 clusters of genetic variations that significantly increase the risk of schizophrenia. "In the past, scientists had been looking for associations between individual...
  • september 15th bad & good status report-tymchuk

    09/15/2014 7:04:51 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com
    Brothers and sisters, following 15 September. FROM THE BAD: 1 Last weekend showed that while in the country breed rumors about some secret negotiations with Moscow on Kyiv "peaceful settlement" of the conflict in the Donbass, Donbass itself became the scene of such a busy "peaceful" opposition that not every war is theft. Russia-terrorist troops frantically trying to squeeze out Ukrainian troops from their positions, primarily in the area of Donetsk, Students, Volnovahi, debaltseve, Happiness. Shelling and assaults continue unabated. In the midst of subversive war. The tense situation of the Azov Sea and to the city: the enemy fights...
  • Abortion ‘doula’: I was trained to ‘support’ women choosing gendercide

    09/15/2014 7:02:22 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    life news ^ | Ben Johnson
    A young woman who volunteers as an assistant in the abortion industry says she was trained to be “supportive” of women who chose to have sex-selective abortions and 11-year-olds who opted to remain in a sexual relationship with their much older rapist. Alex Ronan also describes the conscious decision to lie to patients and the graphic, bloody details of her first year as an abortion doula in an article published Sunday in New York Magazine. An abortion “doula” – a Greek word that literally means “female slave” – is supposed to comfort women during the abortion procedure. The 23-year-old received...
  • The League wants to be dating app for The Elite

    09/15/2014 6:59:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 13, 2014 | Natalie Kitroeff
    Is Tinder not selective enough for you? Is OkCupid turning up dates that don't meet your standards? If so, you might want to look into The League, a new dating app recently released by a Stanford business school graduate. "You're smart, good-looking & successful. You don't need a dating app to get a date - you're too popular as it is. But you should join The League," reads the app's website. The site invites users to download the app and join the waiting list for its "private alpha." Once live, it promises to exclude all of the chaff you'd find...
  • MIT Robot Cheetah Has Evolved and Can Now Run Free

    09/15/2014 6:58:20 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    Design & Trend ^ | Sep, 15, 2014, 09:24 PM | Doug Horn ,
    The cheetah robot created by MIT has evolved and no longer needs a tether. The cheetah has gotten major upgrades and researchers continue to improve its skills. It can now run free, and a new algorithm will allow it to run in an upbeat manner while expertly navigating a grass lawn terrain. ... "Our robot can be silent and as efficient as animals. The only things you hear are the feet hitting the ground," said Sangbae Kim, associate professor of mechanical engineering at MIT. "This is kind of a new paradigm where we're controlling force in a highly dynamic situation....
  • Why are pro-abortion protesters always taking their clothes off?

    09/15/2014 6:42:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Jonathon van Maren
    I’ve seen a lot of bizarre responses to pro-life activism. There’s the crude picket signs, the illiterate chants, the flashes of violence, the incoherent threats that so often seem to involve used tampons, and even activists dressed up like giant genitalia. But there is one phenomenon that never ceases to stagger me with its counterproductive stupidity and moral blindness: The increasing prevalence of “feminist” protestors, almost exclusively women, stripping down to “protest” something—usually protection for the pre-born or some other dissent from the totalitarian death cult of the Sexual Revolution. When people ask me what the weirdest response to pro-life...
  • Greyhounds: Ownership or Cult?

    09/15/2014 6:39:15 PM PDT · by aomagrat · 33 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 15 September 2014 | Linda Weber
    In a cult, you have a group of people with the single purpose of furthering an agenda or purpose. An exclusive club so to speak. That got me thinking. Having rescued many different breeds of dogs in my life, I thought I was pretty savvy on dog ownership. But when I adopted an ex-racing Greyhound, I found things to be very different and life-changing. When you adopt an ex-racing Greyhound, it opens up a whole new world of dog ownership that most people never experience. You gladly give your life over to your Greyhound, but who really owns who?
  • ‘There was blood everywhere': Axe-wielding man saves Edmonton woman from vicious pack of dogs

    09/15/2014 6:35:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    National Post ^ | September 15, 2014 | Cailynn Klingbeil
    Police are praising a brave man who intervened and saved a woman being viciously attacked by four dogs Sunday morning. The 54-year-old woman was walking her dog in an alley in the central Edmonton neighbourhood of Spruce Avenue, when she was surrounded by a pack of several medium to large-sized dogs. She was seriously injured and taken to hospital with multiple bite wounds to her legs, back and arms. Animal Care and Control seized the four dogs believed to have attacked the woman. Three Akita cross breeds and a Great Pyrenees will be held until the investigation is complete. Depending...
  • Everything is different now

    09/15/2014 6:25:16 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 24 replies
    medium.com ^ | by Ethan Siegel
    Many of you have been along on this journey with me for years now. And one of the great joys in my life that I got to share with you — at least a little bit — was that of my dog, Cordelia. [snip]
  • Somali Group Pushes For Non-Pork Food Shelf (MN)

    09/15/2014 6:00:44 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 90 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 9/15/14 | Reg Chapman
    Food shelves can be a life line for people dealing with poverty and hunger. But many in the Somali-American community say finding a food shelf that caters to their religious dietary restrictions is almost impossible. “Some food shelves are trying to meet the need, but some of them already got canned beans that have already been mixed with pork — and there is a literacy issue here,” said community activist Fartun Weli. A group of first-generation Somali Americans says they need help in developing a food shelf that specializes in healthy foods that do not contain pork or pork byproducts....
  • UKRAINE PATRIOTISM: TEA PARTY

    09/15/2014 5:31:23 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 3 replies
    I'm too lazy to post the source ^ | Wednesday, 17.09.2014
    ATTENTION! CHECK OUT THE COMMUNITY IN KIEV! On Wednesday, 17.09.2014g., At 23.00 we go to Kiev to require officials to break away from the race and show love for one's country (if possible). Objective: not just to attract attention and to inform that the Kharkiv with Gepoy - source of separatism, but also to achieve the political will of the President, the Minister of Interior, the Attorney General and the Minister of Defense for decision-making to prevent the capture of the city from the inside. Our Mission: 1 Getting the facts to the authorities of criminal inactivity, abuse of authority...
  • Purple heart recipient dies while on active duty

    09/15/2014 4:51:09 PM PDT · by thestob · 11 replies
    kcbd.com ^ | By Taylor Langston
    ABERNATHY, TX (KCBD) - Army Sergeant Virginia Caballero, 41, has died while serving overseas. Caballero was traveling home Friday to surprise her family in Abernathy. But a medical problem forced the plane she was on to make an emergency landing in Rockford Illinois. Family says she had a blood clot that traveled to her heart. Caballero later died at the Rockford Memorial Hospital. She was serving her second deployment and had been stationed in Kuwait. She was deployed to Iraq for her first tour in 2003, where she was shot in a vehicle ambush just two months into her tour....
  • Muslim UN “high-level expert” says Muslims in West become terrorists because of “Islamophobes”

    09/15/2014 4:28:41 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 40 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 09/15/2014 | Robert Spencer
    Aftab Malik spent a month in Lakemba, “Australia’s unofficial Muslim capital.” He came away warning that the atmosphere in Lakemba “reminded him of London prior to the 7/7 terror bombings of 2005.” He says that the tensions have been “fuelled by the photos and videos of thousands of gruesome deaths in the West Bank, Gaza, Syria and Iraq They are apparently further “radicalized” by “the Islamophobes and their vitriolic diatribes against Islam and Muslims,” as well as by “legislation that, at worst, singles them out as potential terrorists... In other words, they’re also being “radicalized” by writers who note how...
  • Andrew Kay, inventor who developed the Kaypro II compact computer, dies at 95

    09/15/2014 4:22:56 PM PDT · by bigbob · 27 replies
    WaPo ^ | 9-14-14 | Steve Chawkins
    Andrew Kay, an inventor who pioneered the use of compact computers in the 1980s with Kaypro II, died Aug. 28 at an assisted living home in Vista, Calif. He was 95. His son, David Kay, confirmed the death. The cause was not disclosed. The Kaypro II weighed in at a mere 26 pounds, which is elephantine by today’s standards but was a technological breakthrough at the time. It was a favorite of early computer aficionados and briefly made Mr. Kay a high-tech titan. By 1990, he had filed for bankruptcy protection. Mr. Kay was a charismatic inventor who scoffed at...
  • The 'heart of evil' where hostages are hidden in tunnels

    09/15/2014 4:20:49 PM PDT · by traumer · 4 replies
    The northern Syrian city of Raqqa is at the centre of an intelligence gathering operation to find Jihadi John. Dubbed the ‘heart of evil’ by Special Forces, it is effectively capital of the self-proclaimed Islamic State. Raqqa, on the north bank of the Euphrates, is the headquarters of IS and base to leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. It is also where most of the 20 international hostages are being held – probably in a network of underground tunnels. US drones and satellites are focused on the city. Every detail from surveillance images, electronic monitoring and human intelligence from within Raqqa is...
  • Arizona Dems Fly Mexican Flag

    09/15/2014 4:17:23 PM PDT · by Signalman · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/15/2014 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Volunteers for Arizona’s Democratic nominee for governor and sitting congressman flew a Mexican flag — and only a Mexican flag — on their parade float over the weekend. Sonoran Alliance tweeted an image of the float Saturday, which features banners in support of Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick and Democratic candidate for governor Fred DuVall, and a Mexican flag. A spokesman for Rep. Kirkpatrick said the float was run by volunteers, and the congresswoman was not present.
  • 'It's hard because of the racism': Misty Copeland opens up about being black in ballet as ....

    09/15/2014 4:10:39 PM PDT · by Cecily · 73 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | September 15, 2014 | Olivia Fleming
    Misty Copeland has opened up about the systematic 'racism' in ballet that makes it nearly impossible for African American women to become professional dancers. The 31-year-old, who overcame tremendous odds to be the first black woman in 20 years to land a position as a female soloist at the American Ballet Theatre, told NPR that her success was 'a huge step for the African-American community.' 'I think that the reason [it's hard for black women to break in] is the racism and not wanting to change this very traditional art form that has been successful in the way it is...
  • Newly-Crowned Miss America Kira Kazantsev Worked at Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

    09/15/2014 3:26:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    You probably know her best as the newly-crowned Miss America or the contestant who belted out the infectious pop tune “happy” as she gleefully tapped on a red solo cup. But here’s something you probably didn’t know about the new Miss America. Kira Kazantsev, who represented New York state as Miss New York, worked at the Planned Parenthood abortion business — the nation’s biggest abortion company. According to her Linked-In profile, Kazantsev interned at Planned Parenthood in Hempstead, New York. Her job duties at the company that snuffs out of the lives of young baby girls? “Assisted delivery of programs...
  • Christ Arrested for Assaulting Muhammed in San Rafael

    09/15/2014 3:13:46 PM PDT · by bkopto · 10 replies
    Crime Voice | Sep 11, 2014 | Tom Walsh
    On Wednesday, September 3, San Rafael Police Department received a report of a fight between a man and a woman in the 300 block of Fourth Street in San Rafael. On arrival, officers found Fatimah Muhammed and Jesus Christ located at a nearby CVS store. The officers learned that the couple were in a dating relationship and currently live together. Earlier Christ had become upset with Muhammed because she had been driving too slow. According to Muhammed, Christ then spit on her and then they proceeded to punch each other. Muhammed sustained an injury to her left arm and Christ...
  • Stalking Uranus: A Complete Guide to the 2014 Opposition Season

    09/15/2014 3:04:56 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | September 15, 2014 | David Dickinson on
    In 2014, opposition occurs at 21:00 Universal Time (UT)/5:00 PM EDT on October 7th. If this date sounds familiar, it’s because Full Moon and the second total lunar eclipse of 2014 and the ongoing lunar tetrad of eclipses occurs less than 24 hours afterwards. This puts Uranus extremely close to the eclipsed Moon, and a remote slice of the high Arctic will actually see the Moon occult (pass in front of) Uranus during totality. Such a coincidence is extremely rare: the last time the Moon occulted a naked eye planet during totality occurred back during Shakespearian times in 1591, when...
  • Now Trending: ‘I H8 People Who H8′: Try these #DemocratTShirts on for size

    09/15/2014 2:56:41 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 16 replies
    We didn’t think anything could top the excitement of voting for the next Democrat car magnet, but some givers on Twitter have stepped up with some #DemocratTShirts that really need to be mass-produced. #BoycottCoke Save a Child Urban Outfitters #IfIWokeUpWithAmnesia Scotland Bob Geldof #MadeInAus #DemocratTShirts pic.twitter.com/sOBKx2V0qm James Nathaniel ‏@JNathaniel12 1m #DemocratTShirts pic.twitter.com/2iy4XmCWzg Jeremy Rivkin ‏@SodasCat 1m Morals? Values? We got drums dude. #DemocratTShirts pic.twitter.com/903264faXz crazylarry ‏@Madcap62Larry 1m #DemocratTShirts So you voted for Bush? Your opinions are invalid. pic.twitter.com/QYz5w0t11I @ShareThis Jami ‏@Jami_USA 1m #DemocratTshirts "Mom! You shrunk the new shirt you bought me! That's it, I'm going to turn my music...
  • Grandpa's Guns — Safe Handling and Transport?

    09/15/2014 2:10:37 PM PDT · by John Robinson · 50 replies
    Helping my girlfriend clean out her grandparent's home, we found a couple long guns (a Winchester Model 840 IIRC, and some hunting rifle, I assume, because it has a scope—I didn't catch the branding) and there should be a few handguns as well (haven't found them yet.) I don't know the first thing about guns, except to assume they're loaded. Is there any generic instruction to be given for these types of guns to ensure they're properly unloaded and safe for transport and [temporary] storage? I'll try to compile more detail later this evening. The plan is to sell them...
  • NASA releases new tips for finding alien life

    09/15/2014 1:56:01 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | September 13 | Abby Phillip
    The good news is that, despite trying very hard to come up with false positives, researchers only found a few to look out for: oxygen, ozone and methane. As lone wolves, these molecules were thought to be signs of life all by themselves, but it turns out they can be produced inorganically -- that is, in the absence of anything living as we know it. Your best bet is to look for them together. "Our research strengthens the argument that methane and oxygen together, or methane and ozone together, are still strong signatures of life," said Shawn Domagal-Goldman of NASA's...
  • Leo vs. science: vanishing evidence for climate change

    09/15/2014 1:11:37 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 20 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 9/14/14 | By Tom Harris and Bob Carter
    Leo vs. science: vanishing evidence for climate change By Tom Harris and Bob Carter In the runup to the Sept. 23 UN Climate Summit in New York, Leonardo DiCaprio is releasing a series of films about the “climate crisis.” The first is “Carbon,” which tells us the world is threatened by a “carbon monster.” Coal, oil, natural gas and other carbon-based forms of energy are causing dangerous climate change and must be turned off as soon as possible, DiCaprio says. But he has identified the wrong monster. It is the climate scare itself that is the real threat to civilization....
  • Computer help! Users logging in as temporary account!

    09/15/2014 1:11:31 PM PDT · by raybbr · 24 replies
    9/15/2014 | raybbr
    I downloaded the trial version of Malwarebytes last week. I ran a complete scan and quarantined then removed all the malware found. My PC is running W 8.1. I've had no issues till now. After I restarted the computer I tried logging into my wife's account to check something and it would only allow me to log in as a temporary user. This happened to all the user accounts. Also, I remember that after restarting my PC and logging into my account, which is an admin account, the desktop was blank and all my tiles were gone. I restarted again...
  • Looking for CrowdFunding Advice

    09/15/2014 1:09:08 PM PDT · by lafroste · 37 replies
    9/15/14 | lafroste
    Does anyone here have any experience with crowd funding? In order to finish the development of my new product, I need to raise approximately $65,000 to finish, prototype, and produce an initial product run of 100 units. I have already built the entire machine, minus the magnetics necessary to power it. I would like to try crowdfunding since I cannot find any other venues for funding. Does anyone have suggestions or experiences with this strategy? Thanks for any advice received!
  • Remember Surge soda? It’s back

    09/15/2014 12:53:39 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 19 replies
    Fox 43 ^ | September 15, 2014 | Matt
    Calling all ’90s kids: Surge is back. Coca-Cola unveiled the citrus-flavored soda in 1996 as an answer to Pepsi’s Mountain Dew. But SURGE couldn’t compete and was taken off shelves in 2001, to the dismay of what had become a cult-like following. Thousands of passionate fans have been fighting for its return for years, and today they tasted victory. This is just a test, said Coca Cola spokeswoman Sheree Robinson. “It has a big fan base, however, we’re not sure how that will translate into sales,” she said.
  • Samsung SGR-A1 Robot Sentry Is One Cold Machine

    09/15/2014 12:48:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    ubergizmo.com ^ | 09/14/2014 | Edwin Kee on
    Samsung Group subsidiary has worked on a robot sentry that they call the SGR-A1, and this particular robot will carry a fair amount of weapons that ought to make you think twice about crossing the borders of South Korea illegally – as it has been tested out at the demilitarized zone along the border over with its neighbor, North Korea. The SGR-A1 will be able to detect intruders with the help of machine vision (read: cameras), alongside a combination of heat and motion sensors. The whole idea of the Samsung SGR-A1 is to let this military robot sentry do the...