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  • Caught On Video: Kat Von D Attacks CBS2 News Camera After Fire At WeHo Tattoo Shop

    10/23/2014 12:52:01 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | October 23, 2014 11:18 AM
    WEST HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — Kat Von D Thursday attacked at CBS2/KCAL9 news crew after a fire damaged her famous West Hollywood tattoo shop. “You guys want a f***ing interview, seriously? You guys, come on. Have some f***ing respect. Seriously, do you feel better about yourself? Oh yeah, get the lens, you f***ing idiot,” Von D said outside her shop after she charged a camerawoman, pushed the camera repeatedly and knocked off the woman’s hat. She also went after another news crew’s camera that was on the scene. Von D was warned by LA County Sheriff’s deputies, but ignored them and...
  • Priest from Wisconsin dances his way into Internet fame in video

    10/23/2014 11:11:07 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    You Tube ^ | 10-23-14 | Joan Lewis
    A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keyes-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract. The Rev. David Rider, 29, of Hyde Park, New York, and the Rev. John Gibson, 28, of Milwaukee, first shot to Internet fame when they were filmed in April during a fundraiser at the North American College, the elite American seminary up the hill from the Vatican. Rider warmed up the crowd with a lively tap-dance routine, only to be pushed aside...
  • Just how many Ebola vaccines does Canada have anyway?

    10/23/2014 10:48:21 AM PDT · by Scooter100 · 12 replies
    Scooter100
    There has been recent news about Canada donating a newly developed vaccine to help fight the Ebola virus in Western Africa. My question is: which Canadian vaccine? Vaccine #1: Public Health Agency of Canada scientists in Winnipeg invented a vaccine, called VSV-EBOV, and Health Minister Rona Ambrose announced on Aug. 12 the government would donate the experimental vaccine. Approximately 800 to 1000 vials of the Canadian vaccine were, or are, being shipped to the WHO to the University Hospital of Geneva who have 250 people ready to begin clinical trials in four locations: Switzerland, Germany, Gabon and Kenya. Vaccine #2:...
  • How to Make a Taser

    10/23/2014 10:22:31 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 8 replies
    Instructor is a funny guy..
  • Vickers. Kevin Vickers.

    10/23/2014 9:59:32 AM PDT · by WakeUpAndVote · 26 replies
    Mail of UK ^ | today | Wakeupandvote
    Job done: Kevin Vickers, Canada's House of Commons' sergeant-at-arms, looks around the hallways with a gun in his hand after shooting dead an attacker, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, on Wednesday morning.
  • I wish I'd aborted the son I've spent 47 years caring for': It's a shocking.....

    10/23/2014 9:13:49 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 10.23.14 | Gillian Relf For The Daily Mail
    FULL TITLE: 'I wish I'd aborted the son I've spent 47 years caring for': It's a shocking admission - but read on before you judge The pilot had been very patient but, after an hour of the plane waiting on the Tarmac at Heathrow, with my son Stephen refusing to get up off the floor, sit in his seat and buckle up, our bags were removed from the hold and he was carried off the flight, my husband Roy and I walking, hot-cheeked and humiliated, behind. Our family holiday to Greece would not be going ahead, after all. And no,...
  • Greens Licking Their Lips Over Carbon Tax Revenues

    10/23/2014 8:48:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 10/22/2014 | Institute for Energy Research
    A recent blog post on Sightline, an environmental blog in the Northwest, celebrated the gusher of dependable revenue to Washington State flowing from a steep carbon tax. The post showcases just why a carbon tax is a dangerous policy. As we at IER have been warning for years, the advocates of a carbon tax are fooling themselves if they think it will be calibrated to the “optimal” level reflecting the “negative externality” of greenhouse gas emissions. And in this debate the most foolish of all are the handful of vocal conservatives claiming that a new carbon tax will be used...
  • Dem Strategist: Obama Has ‘Removed Threat of Deportation' for Most Illegals

    10/23/2014 8:35:48 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/21/2014 | Penny Starr
    Democrat activist and strategist Simon Rosenberg said Tuesday that even before President Obama issues a new executive order expanding the number of illegal aliens who are eligible for temporary legal status, the threat of deportation already has been removed through the administration’s policy of not enforcing immigration law. “I think that the immigration community has, frankly, given the Democrats and the president far less credit than they deserve for how much we’ve – the president has fundamentally altered the system to essentially have removed the threat of deportation over virtually every undocumented immigrant in the country already,” Rosenberg said. “That’s...
  • Guns in senior portraits OK if done tastefully, Nebraska school board says

    10/23/2014 8:14:19 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 6 replies
    Omaha.com ^ | 10/23/2014 | Joe Dejka
    You’ve seen those senior class photos of kids posing with footballs and musical instruments. Now graduating seniors attending a central Nebraska school district are free to pose with firearms for their school yearbook picture, as long as it’s done tastefully. School board members voted 6-0 Monday to allow such photos in the Broken Bow Public Schools after parents pressed for the change, according to Superintendent Mark Sievering. The community of 3,500 people is rural, about 65 miles northwest of Kearney. Hunting, skeet and trap are popular in the community and firearms are common, Sievering said. Broken Bow’s annual Nebraska One...
  • The M-4 Sherman Tank Was Hell on Wheels — And a Death Trap

    10/23/2014 8:09:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 70 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 23, 2014 | Paul Richard Huard
    The M-4 Sherman was the workhorse medium tank of the U.S. Army and Marine Corps during World War II. It fought in every theater of operation—North Africa, the Pacific and Europe. The Sherman was renown for its mechanical reliability, owing to its standardized parts and quality construction on the assembly line. It was roomy, easily repaired, easy to drive. It should have been the ideal tank. But the Sherman was also a death trap.
  • At Carlin Street Renaming, His Fans Get a Last Laugh

    10/23/2014 7:44:10 AM PDT · by Borges · 28 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/23/2014 | STUART MILLER
    George Carlin always loved to shock people, so the legendary comedian likely would have been thrilled by the turn taken during Wednesday’s ceremony unveiling an upper Manhattan street named in his honor. New York City Council member Mark Levine, who helped shepherd the effort to create George Carlin Way along West 121st Street, initially gave a boilerplate speech about how Mr. Carlin “defined what artistic freedom should be in the media age.”
  • Vanity: 100% CPU usage

    10/23/2014 7:40:39 AM PDT · by Sherman Logan · 90 replies
    self | 141023 | Sherman Logan
    I have a Dell notebook that's about 5 years old. Windows 7. It works fine most of the time, but every few hours it goes into a mode where the CPU goes straight to 100% usage and stays there, making it unusable. Sometimes it self corrects after 15 minutes or an hour, or sometimes I have to do a hard reboot. Then it works fine again for a while. Any suggestions?
  • Marty McFly’s hoverboard is finally real, and it’s on Kickstarter right now

    10/23/2014 7:29:51 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 31 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 10/23/14 | Drew Prindle
    Ever since Marty McFly took to the air in the 1989 classic "Back to the Future II," humanity has been eagerly awaiting the arrival of a real, fully-functional hoverboard. Since then, tinkerers and scientists the world over have launched countless attempts at building such a device, and now, after more than 25 years of trying, technology has finally caught up with our far-fetched dreams. Thanks to a startup by the name of Hendo Hover, the hoverboard is finally a real thing that exists in the world that you and I inhabit. How is such a thing possible? Well, according to...
  • Violent relationship ends with woman charged in knife death

    10/23/2014 6:34:27 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | October 22, 2014 | Ashley Luthern and Gina Barton
    A 38-year-old Milwaukee woman was charged with homicide Wednesday after she admitted killing her child's father, with whom she had a volatile relationship for at least 10 years, according to court records. The fatal stabbing occurred after the man, 41-year-old Wyland D. Thompson, jumped on the woman during an argument and she broke free, grabbing a large kitchen knife to scare him, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday against Temika S. Marker. When Thompson overpowered her and took the weapon, Marker feared he would cut her, so she ran to the kitchen for another knife. As Thompson came toward...
  • Democrat Rep: ‘You Don’t Have a Right to Know’ What’s Going on in Your Government

    10/23/2014 6:29:40 AM PDT · by Apple Pan Dowdy · 31 replies
    The Tea Party News Network ^ | July 25, 2014 | Greg Campbell
    “You don’t have a right to know everything in a separation-of-powers government, my friend. That is the difference between a parliamentary government and a separation-of-powers government,” Democrat congresswoman, Eleanor Holmes Norton, claimed during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing. It’s amazing that America possesses even one citizen who would believe such an obvious falsehood; it’s even more outrageous that America has a representative in Congress who believes this. Video at source.
  • Trekonomics: Is Star Trek Really “Anti-Libertarian”?

    10/23/2014 6:11:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 65 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 22, 2014 | Robert Tracinski
    Reason‘s Nick Gillespie recently posted a list of the five most anti-libertarian television shows ever, and there’s a serious error. Actually, there are two serious errors. The first, larger error is that Reason put together a list of the five best libertarian TV shows, and they left off “Firefly,” which simply boggles the mind. The smaller error is that Gillespie names “Star Trek” among the anti-libertarian shows. Even worse is the reason he gives: “The Starship Enterprise’s adventures throughout the galaxy are supposedly guided by the Federation’s ‘prime directive,’ which forbids humans from intervening in the domestic affairs of the...
  • World Series Ratings Off to Worst Start on Record

    10/23/2014 5:58:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 77 replies
    Variety ^ | October 22, 2014 | Rick Kissell
    The Kansas City Royals were a great story in baseball this year, but as a team with little star power that hails from a small market, their surprise run to face the San Francisco Giants in the World Series may not be resonating with more casual sports fans. Fox attracted a still-sizable audience to Game 1 of the Fall Classic on Tuesday — 12.2 million — but this left it tied with the 2012 Texas-San Francisco opener, which previously had been the smallest audience to kick things off. Last year’s World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red...
  • Muslim nurses refuse to wash hands before operation...

    10/23/2014 5:58:08 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 43 replies
    www.youngcons.com ^ | ukn | Michael Cantrell
    Muslim nurses in the UK have now been granted the option of participating in medical operations without washing their hands. If this gives you the willies and makes you feel a bit icky inside, it should. Washing hands is a basic tenet of good hygiene and helps prevent the spread of diseases and infections, especially to those most susceptible to them, such as individuals receiving an operation. Check out the reason given by these nurses to justify this insanity.
  • High Altitude Balloon Keeps Going

    10/23/2014 5:54:34 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 30 replies
    Hackaday.com ^ | 19OCT2014 | Brian Benchoff
    Here’s a post from the AMSAT-UK high altitude balloon blog. It’s a great story about a balloon cruising at about 12km above the Earth completing its sixth circumnavigation of the planet. That post is from October 4th, and two weeks later the balloon is still going strong. Right now it’s over the Baltic heading into Russia with no sign of stopping or popping any time soon. The balloon was launched July 12, 2014 from Silverstone, UK. In the 100 days since then, this balloon has covered 144168 kilometers and has crossed its launching longitude six times. Even if this balloon...
  • CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY LAUNCHES PAGAN STUDENT CLUB

    10/23/2014 5:49:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    The College Fix ^ | October 23, 2014 | Dominic Lynch
    Loyola University Chicago recently christened a new pagan student club, with its student organizer saying the group aims to help pupils at the private Catholic college find the God they seek, not just the one featured in the Bible. “Loyola’s mission states that ‘seeking God in all things’ is one of the main tenants of the university,” said the group’s student president, Jill Kreider, in an email to The College Fix. “While the mission primarily focuses on the Abrahamic God, there is no reason a Pagan student (or a Hindu, Baha’i or Sikh student) cannot seek using his or her...
  • Sarah Palin endorses Walker-Mallott ticket (Alaska)

    10/23/2014 5:07:58 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 16 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News ^ | October 22, 2014 | Alex DeMarban
    Former Gov. Sarah Palin has endorsed gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker. (please see full article)
  • [vanity] Voter Fraud, Google and 'ebola', Islamo Terror in Canada, more

    10/23/2014 5:01:14 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 15 replies
    -- Bristol Palin speaks out about the “Palin Brawl” -- -- Van Jones confession r. Palin: "We were scared!" -- Ferguson: Drudge Page Provides Overwhelming Evidence. Innocent. -- Canadian Gun Skirmishes: Islamic Terror -- -- COOKED COUNTY: REPUBLICAN VOTE MARKED DEM [FoxNews] -- -- Leak, NAACP, Planning Mass Fraud on Election Day -- -- Google crammed with new 'ebola testing' pages -- ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Earlier highlights: -- Despite the AP news blackout, several ebola screenings being reported anyway -- The most cynical political move in US history [Ebola Outbreak in US a 'myth' -- Obama can't possibly know.] CRUZ: CONGRESS SHOULD...
  • Word For The Day, Thursday, Rocktober 23, 2014 – pavonine

    10/23/2014 4:11:26 AM PDT · by secret garden · 52 replies
    dictionaries ad nauseam | 23 October 2014 | Thursday'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". pavonine \PAV-uh-nahyn, -nin\ adjective 1. of or like a peacock. 2. resembling the feathers of a peacock, as in coloring. Example sentences: In her hands the curtains rustle; she hangs silks purchased this morning on Princess Road, color stirring pavonine in the lamplight of her bedroom.-- Kate Moses, Wintering: A Novel of Sylvia Plath, 2003 "The artists were attacked for being a narcissistic, pavonine, and self-regarding group."--Arifa Akbar; The Cult of Beauty; The...
  • Today's Toons 10/23/14

    10/23/2014 4:10:11 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 12 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 10/23/14 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • Man Caught With "Ebola" Heroin at New Jersey Hotel: Police

    10/23/2014 3:58:20 AM PDT · by palmer · 5 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 Updated at 11:52 AM EDT | Associated Press / NBC New York
    A 47-year-old New Jersey man was arrested at a hotel Monday after authorities allegedly found more than 600 packets of heroin, many of them branded "Ebola," for sale, along with crack cocaine. Barnabas Davis was taken into custody at the Ramada Inn on Route 9 in Toms River after officials executed a search warrant for the rear suites. Investigators allegedly found 633 wax folds containing heroin and about 40 grams of crack cocaine in his possession. ...
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - October 23, 2014

    10/23/2014 3:08:32 AM PDT · by sneakers · 19 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!
  • HealthCare.gov’s EZ form not for legal immigrants

    10/23/2014 2:32:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 23, 2014 3:18 AM EDT | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    HealthCare.gov’s new EZ application for coverage can’t be used by legal immigrants or naturalized U.S. citizens, prompting concern that many Hispanics and Asians will go right back into long enrollment queues this year. The Obama administration has placed a high priority on signing up more Latinos under the health care law for 2015. As the nation’s largest minority group, Hispanics tend to be younger and more likely to be uninsured. An administration official says there have been significant improvements in the application process for immigrants, and more are expected in the future. But advocates are unimpressed. “The whole idea was...
  • AP-GfK Poll: Many doubt hospitals can handle Ebola

    10/23/2014 2:26:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 23, 2014 3:14 AM EDT | Lauran Neergaard and Emily Swanson
    Most Americans have some confidence that the U.S. health care system will prevent Ebola from spreading in this country, but they’re not so sure their local hospital can safely handle a patient, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. Amid worry here, most Americans say the U.S. also should be doing more to stop Ebola in West Africa. Health authorities have been clear: Until that epidemic ends, travelers could unknowingly carry the virus anywhere. “It seems to me we have a crisis of two things. We have a crisis of science, and either people don’t understand it or … they don’t...
  • EXCLUSIVE: British graduate told Delhi doctor he was addicted to anxiety pills

    10/22/2014 11:50:52 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies
    daily mail ^ | 22 October 2014 | Neil Sears and Simon Tomlinson
    ... James had been boasting for days on Twitter about obtaining drugs, and alluded to sessions 'taking blow' with his 24-year-old wife. On Sunday, Mr Gaskell wrote on Twitter: 'One prescription in India (after you have told the doctor what to write) will take you faaaaaar...' Later the same day, he sent another boastful message, writing: 'Codeine under the counter here. With Valium, Xanax and Lyrica. Winning.' The first pictures taken inside their room at Hotel Maya show strips of coloured capsules next to their bodies as they lay slumped on the bed. ... 'In India I have eaten an...
  • CDC admitted disease imported as states data reveals illegal immigrant links

    10/22/2014 9:47:33 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 28 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 10/22/14
    In straightforward defiance against the White House position of non-transparency, previous communication from the Center for Disease Control discovered Tuesday acknowledged that 97 percent of the measles found in United States this year could be attributed to “importations from at least 18 countries.” Barbara Smith (R), a nurse with Mount Sinai Health System, and Bryan Christensen, a doctor for the CDC Domestic Infection Control Team for the Ebola Response, demonstrate to put on protection. Barbara Smith (R), a nurse with Mount Sinai Health System, and Bryan Christensen, a doctor for the CDC Domestic Infection Control Team for the Ebola Response,...
  • Wanted sex offender accused of molesting three-year-old girl found hiding in homemade FORT in the wo

    10/22/2014 9:36:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 10.22.14 | Snejana Farberov for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Wanted sex offender accused of molesting three-year-old girl found hiding in homemade FORT in the woods A convicted sex offender wanted on charges he molested a 3-year-old girl in West Virginia has been found hiding in a makeshift fort in the Pennsylvania woods. US marshals helped local police and the sheriff's office in Brook County, West Virginia, track down 64-year-old David David Tuesday. Brooke County Sheriff Chuck Jackson said the tiny wooden shack David called home was 'elaborate.' Among other things, it included a heater, a propane tank, electricity, a police scanner and knives. Scroll down for video
  • EXCLUSIVE-'It's murder & they'll feel the wrath of God's vengeance': Brown's family react angrily...

    10/22/2014 9:36:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 20, 2014 | Daniel Bates
    The family of Michael Brown have said that the cop who shot him dead will 'feel the wrath of God's vengeance' after the officer claimed he was acting in self defense. Sheryl Davis, Brown's aunt, told MailOnline that she believes Darren Wilson committed murder and that he will suffer retribution in a 'mighty way'. She said that Wilson's actions were 'evil' and that he will be punished by a higher power for what he did - even if he is cleared. Her comments are the most outspoken yet from Brown's family since Wilson's account of what happened was published in...
  • Dead (pregnant) woman was beaten with baseball bat and strangled, police say

    10/22/2014 9:03:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    columbus dispatch ^ | 10.23.14 | Kathy Lynn Gray & Theodore Decker
    He knew the way even in the dark. Murder suspect Jacob Ferrero was riding with Columbus police homicide detectives about 2 Wednesday morning. He directed them east across Franklin County, away from the Far West Side apartment that he shared with Samantha Greenlee, a 22-year-old woman who had told her family she was 3 months pregnant with Ferrero’s child. Just east of Madison Christian Church at 3565 Bixby Rd. in Groveport, Ferrero directed detectives to stop and pull into a gravel drive. It was the church’s rustic outdoor chapel, just a few wooden benches and an altar clustered among a...
  • “Bro-Choice” Activist Writes Blog on How to Convince a Woman to Have an Abortion

    10/22/2014 8:58:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    Life News ^ | 10.22.14 | Carole Novielli
    A Bro-choicer calling himself “Bacon” on the Return of Kings Blog has come up with a “plan” for convincing a girl to have an abortion to avoid child support. The male abortion advocate writes, “Let’s face it: sexually active people have accidents. Shit happens, that’s life. But we know that men have no reproductive rights in opting out of a being a parent. With only two birth control options available to men (a condom and a vasectomy) the words you use to get your girl off the fence about having an abortion must be well thought out. If you are...
  • Kenny G doesn’t support Hong Kong protesters

    10/22/2014 8:26:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 22, 2014 10:47 PM EDT | Kelvin Chan
    Smooth jazz star Kenny G insisted Thursday he’s not a foreign provocateur supporting Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests, after Beijing signaled its displeasure over his inharmonious visit and repeated concerns about meddling by external forces. The American musician created a stir when he tweeted Wednesday about his visit to the semiautonomous southern Chinese city, where thousands of student-led protesters have occupied streets for more than three weeks to press their demands for greater democratic reforms. …
  • With Possible Voter Fraud,Doesn't The GOP Already Have Six Or Seven Seats Won?

    10/22/2014 7:56:11 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 30 replies
    With three or four purple states already under suspicion of voter fraud come election day, if it looks as though the GOP already has at least six states in the bag, why are the other purple states in a state of panic to the extent of trying to pull another "2008 Stunt"? All these plans for shenanigans to in attempt steal states like Georgia and North Carolina while the GOP looks to take at least six states handily. And what are the six/seven states we should win hands down?
  • Mysteries of the #MarlinsMan Revealed!

    10/22/2014 7:47:48 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 4 replies
    mlblog ^ | 9-22-14 | mlb
    Need to go to the link to see the pictures and comments. This is a small excerpt: 1 – He Pays it Forward – Laurence keeps a promise from his grandfather to always pay it forward, to give back to those around you. On top of the regular season tickets that Laurence has for himself and his guests, he has another set of incredible seats open for families coming to the game. Laurence will stand outside of Marlins Park before first pitch to pass out his tickets to give to families, as a way to give back to the Marlins...
  • Federal Court ... Orders Release of Fast and Furious Documents List to Judicial Watch by October 22

    10/22/2014 5:21:53 PM PDT · by Revel · 19 replies
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on September 23, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that by October 22, the Department of Justice (DOJ) must submit a “Vaughn index” listing Fast and Furious materials Judicial Watch sought in its June 2012 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and subsequent September 2012 FOIA lawsuit (Judicial Watch v. Department of Justice (No. 1:12-cv-01510)). A Vaughn index must: (1) identify each document withheld; (2) state the statutory exemption claimed; and (3) explain how disclosure would damage the interests protected by the claimed exemption.
  • Retina iMac Review: The Screen That Makes Desktops Relevant Again

    10/22/2014 5:00:24 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 32 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 22, 2014 | By GEOFFREY A. FOWLER
    Maximum Pixels in Apple’s 5K Display for the Most Demanding Photo or Video Jobs In a world of tablets, phablets and laptops, is there room for a powerful desktop? WSJ's Geoff Fowler reviews the iMac with 5K retina display with Tanya Rivero. I love using a desktop computer to write, surf and create, but I’ve had a nagging suspicion that they’re going away. Who needs a desktop in a world with laptops, tablets and even phones that are just as capable? Last week Apple introduced a new kind of desktop iMac that changed my mind. The new computer is similar...
  • Bentley is Ebola-free! Nurse Nina Pham's beloved dog tests negative for deadly virus

    10/22/2014 4:35:35 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 32 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 22 October 2014 | Associated Press
    The first Ebola test for the quarantined King Charles Spaniel belonging to a Dallas nurse hospitalized with the virus has come back negative. The city of Dallas said on Wednesday that one-year-old Bentley will be tested again before his 21-day quarantine period ends on November 1. Bentley was quarantined after his owner, 26-year-old nurse Nina Pham, was diagnosed with Ebola.
  • Battle Rifle Company

    10/22/2014 4:27:08 PM PDT · by 7thson · 11 replies
    Do any Freepers know anything about the Battle Rifle Company? I saw one of their rifles in the latest issue of America's 1st Freedom.
  • Nascar SCS Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Sun Oct 26 on ESPN at 1:30 PM ET

    10/22/2014 3:58:05 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 14 replies
  • Jennifer Garner decries sexism in Hollywood,

    10/22/2014 3:40:17 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 54 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | October 21, 2014 | Kirthana Ramisetti
    Jennifer Garner delivered a fiery speech about sexism in Hollywood in which she noted how she and husband Ben Affleck are treated differently by the media. While being honored at Elle's 21st annual Women in Hollywood event Monday night, the "Daredevil" actress lamented the need for having an event dedicated to celebrating female actresses.
  • Prankster gets knocked unconscious when a guy he hit in the face with a pizza slice takes revenge

    10/22/2014 3:15:59 PM PDT · by Teotwawki · 36 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | October 22, 2014 | Sara Malm
    Should you be so inclined as to walk up to a random man in a fast-food joint, late at night, after consuming alcohol and grab him by the hand before slapping him across the face with a slice of pizza, do not be shocked when he hits you back. This is what happened to a young man from Ontario, Canada, who wanted to play what he saw as an innocent prank on a man that had been annoying a friend of his after a night out. Al Sutcliffe was filmed playing a ‘pizza slap’ prank on a man in a...
  • Weather Service stops receiving satellite data, issues notice about forecast quality

    10/22/2014 3:01:51 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10-22-2014 | Jason Samenow
    Since at least Tuesday, satellite data – an important input to weather prediction models – has stopped flowing into the National Weather Service due to an apparent network outage. At 1 p.m. today, the National Weather Service’s National Center for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) issued the following statement warning the outage could impact forecast quality: NCEP HAS NOT RECEIVED A FULL FEED OF SATELLITE DATA FOR INPUT INTO THE NUMERICAL MODELS SINCE 22/0000Z…POTENTIALLY IMPACTING THE MODEL FORECASTS.NESDIS AND NCEP ARE INVESTIGATING THE ROOT CAUSE OF THE ISSUE. ONCE THE SITUATION IS RESOLVED ANOTHER MESSAGE WILL FOLLOW.
  • Since 12/7, Texas has added 1.3 million jobs. The other 49 states lost about a million. (BLS.gov)

    10/22/2014 3:01:35 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | 10-22-2014 | Mark J. Perry
    Since December 2007 when the Great Recession started, Texas civilian employment has increased by 12% and by more than 1.32 million jobs, from just over 11 million jobs in December 2007 to 12.32 million in September of this year (see blue line in chart). In contrast, civilian employment in the other 49 states without Texas is still 0.73% and almost one million jobs below the December 2007 level (see red line in chart) – 134.27 million non-Texas jobs in September vs. 135.26 million in December 2007. It’s also important to note that while job growth in Texas slowed considerably in...
  • 'Goodfellas' Actor Claims 'Simpsons' Stole His Likeness in Lawsuit

    10/22/2014 3:01:30 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 35 replies
    nbc news ^ | 10-22-2014 | MARIA ELENA FERNANDEZ
    Twenty-three years after "The Simpsons" introduced the Springfield Mafia, actor Frank Sivero has filed a $250 million lawsuit against Fox Television Studios for basing one of the three animated "wiseguys" on his "Goodfellas" character Frankie Carbone. Silvero claims in a lawsuit filed on Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court that in 1989 he lived in a Sherman Oaks apartment next door to "The Simpsons" writers and that "Simpsons" producer James L. Brooks was “highly aware of who Sivero was, the fact that he created the role of Frankie Carbone, and that 'The Simpsons' character Louie would be based on this...
  • Preparing for retirement

    10/22/2014 2:53:18 PM PDT · by A Cyrenian · 72 replies
    Any Freepers preparing to retire in the next 5 to 10 years? What are you plans? What are you doing to get ready to enter the next level of your life? I'm considering retiring in 3 - 5 years and I feel like I don't have all my ducks in a row. Know what I mean? I'm not asking about financial advise, but would like to know what one should do to be ready to sleep in the first day of retirement.
  • This Tax Proposal Could Be the Largest Obstacle to Growing Small Businesses Online

    10/22/2014 2:44:23 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 6 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 10-22-14 | Ben Wilterdink
    Dealing with federal, state and local taxes and regulations is already an incredibly burdensome task on startups and small businesses. But beyond complying with onerous regulations from the jurisdiction where businesses operate, there is a little talked about potential tax change that could make it much more difficult for small businesses to expand into the online marketplace. This complication is known as the Marketplace Fairness Act or MFA. Right now, traditional “brick-and-mortar” stores are required by states and localities to collect sales taxes from customers and remit those back to the states. This is because they have a physical presence...
  • Doctor: it’s “unethical”not to experiment on aborted babies

    10/22/2014 2:20:22 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    clinicquotes ^ | 10.22.14 | Sarah Terzo
    Today, it is illegal to perform experiments on living aborted babies in the US. The issue of fetal experimentation has faded into the background. But it wasn’t always that way. There was a time, shortly after Roe V Wade, when babies who survived abortion not only were allowed to die, they were sometimes experimented on until they died. And experimentation on living aborted babies is legal in some countries. Dr. Jerald Gaull, then chief of pediatric research at New York State Institute for Basic Research in Mental Retardation on Staten Island, was quoted defending this practice: “Rather than it being...