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  • Upstaged at her own wedding: Her smile says 'congratulations', her eyes say something [tr]

    05/28/2015 6:29:58 AM PDT · by C19fan
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 28, 2015 | Andrea Magrath
    Their wedding is an occasion when a bride and groom can reasonably expect for all the attention to be on them. Stealing the newlyweds' thunder is considered a terrible faux pas. And so it is unsurprising that a picture showing a wedding guest proposing to his girlfriend right in front of the bride and groom at their reception has been met with outrage and ridicule online. The picture, uploaded to Reddit this week by an unnamed user who has since deleted their account, has been viewed a staggering 1.36million times.
  • The Business of Being Rush Limbaugh

    05/28/2015 6:08:43 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 22 replies
    Darryl Parks ^ | 5/27/15 | Darryl Parks
    After news broke about the Rush Limbaugh Show getting kicked to the curb by WRKO-AM in Boston, Nielsen radio market #10, I received about a dozen emails asking when I was going to comment. So, here goes. First, understand the “business of business is business” and the “business of money is money.” And it’s money not a station’s Nielsen ratings that will ultimately determine your success or failure as a personality. For most of us, revenue and ratings are connected. But, that’s not true for everyone. After Rush Limbaugh stepped over the line with his Sandra Fluke comments a few...
  • GOP presidential hopefuls to attend Joni Ernst’s ‘Roast and Ride’ in Iowa on June 6

    05/28/2015 6:06:50 AM PDT · by jjotto · 2 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 11, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    The political action committee of freshman Sen. Joni Ernst, Iowa Republican, announced Monday that a handful of 2016 Republican presidential contenders are slated to attend the senator’s inaugural “Roast and Ride” event on June 6. Confirmed speakers include the following announced presidential candidates: retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. Other Republicans weighing presidential bids who are also scheduled to speak include Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker... Before the roast, Ms. Ernst is going to lead...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Nearby Spiral Galaxy NGC 4945

    05/28/2015 4:59:41 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    NASA ^ | May 28, 2015 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Large spiral galaxy NGC 4945 is seen edge-on near the center of this cosmic galaxy portrait. In fact, NGC 4945 is almost the size of our own Milky Way Galaxy. Its own dusty disk, young blue star clusters, and pink star forming regions standout in the sharp, colorful telescopic image. About 13 million light-years distant toward the expansive southern constellation Centaurus, NGC 4945 is only about six times farther away than Andromeda, the nearest large spiral galaxy to the Milky Way. Though the galaxy's central region is largely hidden from view for optical telescopes, X-ray and infrared observations indicate...
  • Word for the Day, Thursday, May 28, 2015 - Pettish

    05/28/2015 4:46:03 AM PDT · by tioga · 11 replies
    FRee Dictionary ^ | Thursday | tioga
    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of “Word for the Day”. PettishAdjective Ill-tempered; peevish. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-) Practice makes perfect.....post on.... Review Threads: Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!) Review Thread Two: Word For...
  • Trump: I Know How to Defeat ISIS, but I'm Not Telling Yet

    05/28/2015 4:11:45 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 43 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Wednesday, 27 May 2015 09:58 PM | By Greg Richter
    "He said Gens. Douglas MacArthur and George Patton are "spinning in their grave" over how the United States gives all the details of its military operations upfront." "If I run and if I win, I don't want the enemy to know what I'm going to do," Trump said." Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Donald-Trump-knows-defeat-ISIS/2015/05/27/id/647139/#ixzz3bQkqm5Ww
  • After 50 years, Pussy Galore returns in latest Bond novel..

    05/28/2015 3:02:55 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 46 replies
    Daily mail UK ^ | 05.28.2015
    After 50 years, Pussy Galore returns in latest Bond novel: New Anthony Horowitz book begins two weeks after end of Goldfinger mission Anthony Horowitz writing novel about James Bond temptress Pussy Galore. The story, called Trigger Mortis, is latest instalment in series based on 007 New book will begin in 1957 – just two weeks after the end of Goldfinger
  • Donald Trump Calls Michelle Malkin A ‘Dummy,’ Malkin Fires Back By Calling Him A Fake Conservative

    05/28/2015 2:17:30 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 42 replies
    Medialite ^ | 9:29 pm, October 25th, 2012 | by Josh Feldman
    Whoa. Sorry to say this, but I have a negative article to post about Donald Trump today. Donald apparently had a dust-up with Michelle Malkin recently. Michelle Malkin. Worse it appears Donald started the dust-up. Although it appears both got involved. Very bad move, Donald. I'm going with Michelle Malkin, 100%, on this. If you had any sense Donald, you would apologize to the lady, and admit you were clearly out of bounds. On this, and her. Just my opinion. Donald, apologize to the lady! She's right, and you're wrong. I'm serious. You messed up this time.
  • Today's Toons 5/28/15

    05/28/2015 1:12:16 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 7 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 5/28/15 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • Teen Says Edwardsville City Councilman Cussed at Her, Called Her Racial Slur in Road Rage Incident

    05/27/2015 10:01:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    KSHB ^ | May 26, 2015 | Jenna Hanchard
    Councilman says it's a misunderstandingA 17-year-old said a road rage incident involved an Edwardsville city councilman. Kali Chatmon said Councilman Chuck Stites left her speechless and scared. "It really hurt. It really hurt my feelings," she said. "He stopped where he rolled down his back window, started cussing at me and the passenger, and he called me a derogatory term and a racial slur." Chatmon, her mother and dozens of community members addressed Councilman Stites at City Hall Tuesday night. He sat silent while residents expressed their concerns. "There's an ongoing investigation," Councilman Stites told 41 Action News. "It's...
  • Janet Yellen is Gonna Give Me Some $

    05/27/2015 9:18:07 PM PDT · by woofie · 10 replies
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    I received this email today: From: Janet Yellen Sent: Wed, May 27, 2015 3:43 pm Subject: Urgent Attention Needed I am Janet L. Yellen, the newly-sworn Chair, U.S. Federal Reserve Bank. You will get more information about me here. http://www.federalreserve.gov/aboutthefed/bios/board/yellen.htm http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/new-fed-chief-janet-yellen-has-long-history-of-breaking-barriers/2014/02/02/9e8965ca-876d-11e3-833c-33098f9e5267_story.html I have made it my first point of call since taking office to settle all outstanding payments accrued to individuals/corporations with respect to local and overseas contract payment, debt re-scheduling and outstanding compensation payment. This is to make sure all outstanding payments are settled this fiscal year 2015. I have your file here in my office and it says...
  • Apple design head Jony Ive has DOUBLE the patents of Thomas Edison

    05/27/2015 9:03:39 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 32 replies
    Business Insider ^ | MAY 27, 2015, 11:03 AM | DRAKE BAER
    Thomas Edison is usually thought of as the greatest inventor ever, bringing the automatic telegraph, the phonograph, and alkaline battery into the world. His Menlo Park, New Jersey, lab was so productive that he promised "a minor invention every ten days and a big thing every six months or so." All together, he had 2,332 patents to his name. But according to Stephen Fry at the Telegraph, Apple chief design officer Jony Ive has been way more prolific than Edison. You — and your friends and family — live their lives surrounded by things his inventive hands have touched. The...
  • I Was a Proud Non-Breeder. Then I Changed My Mind.

    05/27/2015 8:51:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 5/25 | Michelle Goldberg
    Twelve years ago, I penned an essay for a Salon series called “To Breed or Not to Breed,” about the decision to have children or not. It began this way: “When I tell people that I’m 27, happily married and that I don’t think I ever want children, they respond one of two ways. Most of the time they smile patronizingly and say, ‘You’ll change your mind.’ Sometimes they do me the favor of taking me seriously, in which case they warn, ‘You’ll regret it.’” The series inspired an anthology titled Maybe Baby. It was divided into three parts: “No...
  • Tank M73 Machine Gun 7.62MM - Part 1 Operation, Disassembly and Assembly (Training film)

    05/27/2015 8:28:02 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    Neat little training film about the M73 MG...
  • Update: 19 Kids and Counting Loses 8 More Advertisers, Including David's Bridal, .....

    05/27/2015 8:22:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    usmagazine.com ^ | May. 26, 2015 | Anna Chan
    FULL TITLE: Update: 19 Kids and Counting Loses 8 More Advertisers, Including David's Bridal, Pure Leaf, ConAgra, and Others UPDATE: Eight more companies have pulled their ads from TLC's 19 Kids and Counting on Wednesday, May 27. David's Bridal, Pure Leaf Iced Tea, Ace Hardware, ConAgra, Party City, Crayola, and Behr all made their announcements on social media. "We share your concerns and it is our understanding that TLC has pulled the show from their lineup," David's Bridal wrote on its Facebook page. "Should TLC reinstate the show, we will take steps to have our ads removed from future episodes."...
  • Pit Bull Plays Hero in Antioch Hostage Situation

    05/27/2015 8:11:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/27 | Kim Yokenaka
    An unlikely hero emerged during Wednesday’s hostage situation in Antioch: Two witnesses tell NBC Bay Area, if it wasn't for their dog, Cash, things may have turned out differently. The two women said they came face to face with the suspect. They say he tried to carjack them, but their 7-year-old pit bull scared him away. “It was surreal,” Tammy Jones said. ”We were on our knees, praying, crying and saying 'this is really happening right now.'" Jones said she and a friend were at the ARCO gas station on Contra Loma Boulevard about noon, when they saw a car...
  • MacKeeper refund ads will run on Facebook as part of class-action lawsuit settlement

    05/27/2015 7:49:22 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 13 replies
    MAcWorld.com ^ | May 27, 2015 5:26 AM | Jeremy Kirk
    A sizable Internet advertising campaign is planned to alert people to a proposed class-action settlement over MacKeeper, a security program for Macs accused of deceptive practices. MacKeeper’s developer, ZeoBit, was sued in May 2014 in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Filed on behalf of Pennsylvania resident Holly Yencha, the class-action suit alleges MacKeeper was deceptively marketed and did not fully function as advertised. Under a proposed settlement, ZeoBit—a company started in Ukraine but now based in California—will put $2 million into a fund to reimburse customers but admit no fault, which is customary in class-action settlements....
  • I Was a Proud Non-Breeder. Then I Changed My Mind.

    05/27/2015 7:48:04 PM PDT · by jocon307 · 13 replies
    New York Magazine (hat tip - Instanpundit) ^ | 05/25/2015 | Michelle Goldberg
    My own transformation didn’t begin with an unbidden outbreak of baby lust or a sudden longing for domesticity. It began, weirdly enough, when I learned about corpses becoming fathers. In 2011, I reported a piece for Tablet Magazine about the strange Israeli campaign for posthumous reproduction. Israel is the world capital of reproductive technology, and a legal group called New Family wanted to give parents who had lost adult sons the right to extract their sperm and create grandchildren. I have mixed feelings about making dads out of dead men, particularly if they hadn’t donated their sperm while living, but...
  • I have a question for all of you...

    05/27/2015 7:17:35 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 65 replies
    BTLD | 5/27/15 | BTLD
    WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR???
  • Myrtle Beach police plan to charge ‘Teen Mom 2’ star in assault

    05/27/2015 6:21:00 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 11 replies
    The State ^ | MAY 27, 2015 | TONYA ROOT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC-Myrtle Beach police sought arrest warrants for “Teen Mom 2” personality Jenelle Evans, 23, in connection with her former fiancé being assaulted late Tuesday, according to a police report. Nathan Griffith, 27, went to the Myrtle Beach Police Department at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday to report that just before 11 p.m. Tuesday Evans came to his home and assaulted him in the 2100 block of Brewster Drive, police said. He asked for a restraining order. Evans had not been taken into custody as of 10 a.m. Wednesday. But she tweeted that she was assaulted by Griffith before the incident...
  • Man Arrested in Connection With Massive Fire at Unfinished Apartment Complex in Downtown L.A

    05/27/2015 6:07:10 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    ktla ^ | John A. Moreno,
    Dawud Abdulwali was taken into custody Tuesday by members of the Los Angeles Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and the Los Angeles Fire Department, LAPD Officer Tony Im confirmed to KTLA. Abdulwali was arrested at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and was booked less than two hours later at the LAPD’s 77th Street station, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department online inmate records. No other details of the arrest were immediately available. The suspect’s bail was set at $1,036,925, according to the Sheriff’s Department. Officials from the arresting agencies and the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office...
  • Police: Last remaining BBQ rib prompts fork fight

    05/27/2015 5:12:55 PM PDT · by digger48 · 36 replies
    wishtv ^ | May 27, 2015 | AP
    <p>MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Police say an Indiana woman stabbed another woman in the eye with a fork in a dispute over the last rib at a barbecue.</p> <p>The Star Press reports a 45-year-old woman was arrested Sunday night on a preliminary charge of criminal recklessness.</p>
  • Malware is not only about viruses – companies preinstall it all the time

    05/27/2015 4:52:27 PM PDT · by sopwith · 48 replies
    the guardian ^ | ‘Amazon’s Kindle shackles the user against sharing or even freely giving away or lending the book, | Richard Stallman
    In 1983, when I started the free software movement, malware was so rare that each case was shocking and scandalous. Now it’s normal. To be sure, I am not talking about viruses. Malware is the name for a program designed to mistreat its users. Viruses typically are malicious, but software products and software preinstalled in products can also be malicious – and often are, when not free/libre. In 1983, the software field had become dominated by proprietary (ie nonfree) programs, and users were forbidden to change or redistribute them. I developed the GNU operating system, which is often called Linux,...
  • Update on JRandomFreeper

    05/27/2015 4:52:20 PM PDT · by SisterK · 117 replies
    Continued prayers are needed.
  • J.K. Rowling Reveals Awesome Reason For Challenging Westboro Church's Hate Speech

    05/27/2015 4:26:40 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 17 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 05/27/2015 | Nick Visser
    Ireland became the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage through a popular vote last week, prompting emotional celebrations, outpourings of support and, yes, a little bit of hate. The Westboro Baptist Church already stumbled over an attempted diss of the Irish referendum, mistakenly chastising the Ivory Coast instead. But when they tried to take on J.K. Rowling, the Harry Potter author had nothing but ire for the hate-mongers ..."I don't care about WBC. I think it's important that scared gay kids who aren't out yet see hate speech challenged."...
  • Danish radio station defends killing baby rabbit live on air

    05/27/2015 4:25:33 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5-26-2015 | Reporting by Annabella Pultz Nielsen; Writing by Sabina Zawadzki; Editing by Larry King
    A Danish radio station is defending a show during which the host killed a baby rabbit by hitting it with a bicycle pump, live on the air, saying it was intended to show the hypocrisy of animal lovers. The host, Asger Juhl, killed the baby rabbit, called Allan, "according to careful instructions by a professional animal caretaker from a Danish zoo", station 24/7 said on Tuesday. He later took the rabbit home, skinned it and cooked it. Monday's show caused a storm on social media, with many Danes outraged. "They are sick. Euw! THEY should have a bicycle pump in...
  • Massive synthetic putting green opens in Port St. Lucie [Golf Ping]

    05/27/2015 4:25:07 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 2 replies
    PB Post Blog ^ | 5-26-15 | Brian Biggane
    Residents of Vitalia at Tradition in Port St. Lucie desiring to work on their short game have a remarkable new resource literally at their fingertips. The active adult community recently opened a 43,000-square-foot synthetic putting green that is believed to be the largest in the United States and possibly the world. Designed by golf course architect George Clifton, the synthetic surface is comprised of environmentally friendly, recyclable premium nylon that will never require watering, pesticides or other chemicals. The complex is large enough that it has a native area of trees and plants incorporated into its design. It is available...
  • Feminst Heather Marie Schooll Gets Owned...

    05/27/2015 4:13:07 PM PDT · by BBell · 21 replies
    Appearing on the radio program Free Speech w/ Gavin McInnes Heather gets confronted with facts.
  • RAMOS CAN STAY, BUT MATT LAUER HAS TO GO

    05/27/2015 3:35:36 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 23 replies
    .anncoulter.com/ ^ | 5/27/15 | Ann coulter
    RAMOS CAN STAY, BUT MATT LAUER HAS TO GO May 27, 2015 I finally found a Mexican willing to do a job no American will do! I have an explosive book on the No. 1 issue in the country coming out next week, I've already written 10 New York Times best-sellers -- I'd be on a postage stamp if I were a liberal -- but can't get an interview on ABC, NBC or CBS. Only Mexican-born Jorge Ramos would interview me on his Fusion network. Yay, Jorge! After a spellbinding interview, Ramos ended by asking this excellent question -- which...
  • Mike Rowe of 'Dirty Jobs' stars in videos for Michigan skilled trades initiative

    05/27/2015 2:46:33 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 31 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | Emily Lawler
    MACKINAC ISLAND, MI -- Mike Rowe made dirty jobs look cool. Can he do the same for the tool and die industry? The state today at the Mackinac Policy Conference annouced a partnership with Rowe and his foundation, mikeroweWorks, to produce videos that show students skilled trades are sustainable, good career paths. Rowe's videos, targeted to middle and high school students, will highlight industries like tool and die, health care, construction and welding. "Closing the skills gap is not about creating opportunity. It's about making sure that people understand all of the opportunities that currently exist," Rowe said Wednesday. "Michigan...
  • Corrupt FIFA Has Clinton Foundation Ties; World Cup Host Qatar Gave Millions

    05/27/2015 2:34:30 PM PDT · by drewh · 10 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 05.27.1510:00 AM ET | Jackie Kucinich
    Corrupt FIFA Has Clinton Foundation Ties; World Cup Host Qatar Gave Millions Both Bill Clinton and his family’s charity have been tied to soccer’s governing body, as well as Qatar’s disastrous World Cup bid. And just like that, another Clinton Foundation donor is in the news. The Clinton global charity has received between $50,000 and $100,000 from soccer’s governing body and has partnered with the Fédération Internationale de Football Association on several occasions, according to donor listings on the foundation’s website. Several top FIFA executives were arrested Wednesday in Zurich and face corruption charges stretching back two decades, according to...
  • Hillary Brings Back Southern Twang for South Carolina Visit

    05/27/2015 2:01:27 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 42 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 5/27/15 | BY DANIEL HALPER
    Hillary Brings Back Southern Twang for South Carolina Visit BY DANIEL HALPER Hillary Rodham Clinton, who was born in Illinois and represented New York in the U.S. Senate, has brought back her Southern accent for her speech today in South Carolina:
  • EPA Finalizes Overly Broad “Waters of the US” Rule

    05/27/2015 1:58:42 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 6 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 5-27-15 | John Eick
    Earlier today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) finalized a much anticipated rule that would redefine “Waters of the United States” and vastly expand the two agencies’ regulatory authority over the nation’s water resources. EPA and the Corps proposed the rule in April 2014 seeking to clarify precisely what water resources it classified as “navigable” and, thus, able to be regulated under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The move to redefine “Waters of the United States” comes after the Supreme Court twice checked the agencies’ overly broad interpretation of the CWA in Solid...
  • Fire ants invade North Texas with heavy rains

    05/27/2015 1:58:36 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 113 replies
    WFAA.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Philip Townsend
    The ants take turns walking on one another to stay out of the water and survive. They eventually build dense circles like the one Nathan captured on his phone. "I was floored when I saw them," said Nathan's dad, Dwayne. "I had never seen anything like that."
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Approaching Pluto

    05/27/2015 1:32:31 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    NASA ^ | May 27, 2015 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Here comes Pluto. NASA's robotic New Horizons spacecraft is now beyond the orbit of Neptune and closing fast on the Solar System's most famous unexplored world. The featured time lapse video shows Pluto and Pluto's largest moon, Charon, orbiting their common center of mass in 13 frames taken from April 12 to April 18. Although blurry, images in the video now rival even the best images of Pluto yet taken from Earth. New Horizons remains on schedule to zoom past the distant dwarf planet on July 14.
  • Certain Text Message Can Cause iPhone to Crash

    05/27/2015 1:24:30 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    A nasty computer bug in Apple’s iOS allows anyone who sends an iPhone a certain text message — with specific Latin and Arabic characters — to shut it down. The worst part? You don’t even need to open the text message. Your device just needs to receive it. That means anyone can pull off this prank — and anyone whose mobile number is known by someone else is susceptible
  • Taco Bell, KFC may try home delivery

    05/27/2015 12:41:19 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 40 replies
    fortune ^ | 5-27-2015 | John Kell
    Yum Brands operates three fast-food restaurant giants: KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut. Of those, only Pizza Hut has a well-established delivery business. Taco Bell and KFC could soon be next. Yum ( YUM ) Chief Executive Greg Creed told analysts on Wednesday that there is potential for food delivery across all three of its chains, saying Taco Bell delivery in particular could be “a massive sales driver for the brand.” “What we want to do is get into a test, probably a couple of stores near a couple of college campuses,” Creed said. At-home delivery makes up a tiny...
  • EU countries' resistance could frustrate migrant relocation plan

    05/27/2015 12:11:47 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 5 replies
    REUTERS ^ | 27 may 15 | Adrian Croft
    A European Union plan to disperse 40,000 migrants from Italy and Greece to other member countries met with resistance on Wednesday, with Britain saying it would not participate and some eastern states calling for a voluntary scheme.
  • Most European men descend from a handful of Bronze Age forefathers

    05/27/2015 10:33:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 05/27/2015 | University of Leicester
    Geneticists from the University of Leicester have discovered that most European men descend from just a handful of Bronze Age forefathers, due to a 'population explosion' several thousand years ago. The project, which was funded by the Wellcome Trust, was led by Professor Mark Jobling from the University of Leicester's Department of Genetics and the study is published in the journal Nature Communications. The research team determined the DNA sequences of a large part of the Y chromosome, passed exclusively from fathers to sons, in 334 men from 17 European and Middle Eastern populations. This research used new methods for...
  • My Library Has Changed the Title of Coulter's Book to "Offensive" (Update @# 51)

    05/27/2015 10:06:45 AM PDT · by lordpumblechook · 67 replies
    If you search the Loudoun County Public Library website for Ann's book, "!Adios, America!" you come up with NOTHING. No combination of those words will bring you to her book. Search by author brings you to her book, UNDER THE TITLE "OFFENSIVE" Curious, yes?
  • "19 Kids and Counting" losing advertisers

    05/27/2015 10:02:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    ET Online ^ | May 27, 2015 | Rosayln Oshmyansky
    The backlash continues for "19 Kids and Counting." Following Josh Duggar's molestation admission last week, TLC not only pulled all airings of the Duggars' show, but General Mills removed all their advertising as well. Now, more advertisers are joining in on pulling their commercials. Choice Hotels tells ET, "We have decide to remove our advertising from the show."
  • Why hasn't any Congresscritter done this yet (Concerning the TPP) ~ Vanity

    05/27/2015 9:41:53 AM PDT · by GraceG · 17 replies
    GraceG
    Why hasn't any congress critter there in Washington gone down with a gaggle of press in tow and actually demanded to be let into the room in the deep dark dungeon basement of Washington DC that the "super double dog top secret" Trans-Pacific Partnership full text is being housed and just DARE anyone to stop them. Walk into the damned room, pick up the multiple pages of this text and even use a damned hand truck if it fills several xerox boxes. Then walk the hell out of the room with the full text and release the full text to...
  • Deaths, gang activity surge as illegals flood border, 30,000 expected

    05/27/2015 9:15:55 AM PDT · by Signalman · 12 replies
    wash. examiner ^ | 5/27/2015 | Paul Bedard
    A crackdown on children attempting to illegally enter the United States by Mexico and other Latin American nations has cut this year's surge to a still-high 30,000, but proponents believe that has made the situation even more desperate for kids, leading to greater crime and deaths. "Those that are fleeing and trying to get out of their countries are now using even more dangerous tactics with more criminal entities and costing them even more money to get through to safety," said Kimberly Haynes, director of children's services for Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service. Baltimore-based LIRS is a key player in...
  • A reminder that your Instagram photos aren’t really yours: Someone else can sell them for $90,000

    05/27/2015 8:53:39 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 25, 2015 | Jessica Contrera
    ...This month, painter and photographer Richard Prince reminded us that what you post is public, and given the flexibility of copyright laws, can be shared — and sold — for anyone to see. As a part of the Frieze Art Fair in New York, Prince displayed giant screenshots of other people’s Instagram photos without warning or permission. The collection, “New Portraits,” is primarily made up of pictures of women, many in sexually charged poses. They are not paintings, but screenshots that have been enlarged to 6-foot-tall inkjet prints. According to Vulture, nearly every piece sold for $90,000 each. How is...
  • Which is the safest big city in the world?

    05/27/2015 7:51:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 05/27/2015
    It’s not a recent initiative, but as far as unusual – and effective – measures to improve road-traffic safety go, mime is still hard to beat. In the mid-90s, Bogotá’s then-mayor, Antanas Mockus, employed more than 400 mime artists to stand guard at pedestrian crossings, showing wordless displeasure to reckless pedestrians and drivers who violated traffic rules and put lives at risk. The experiment was included on the list of 100 Promising Practices on Safer Cities, a collection of global initiatives commissioned last year by UN-Habitat – the branch of the United Nations which looks at how to make an...
  • Cape Coral, Florida, man in kayak reels in 552-pound Goliath Grouper

    05/27/2015 7:49:36 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 34 replies
    wptv ^ | May 27, 2015
    A man in Southwest Florida has quite a fish story to tell! Jon Black from the Crazy Lure Tackle shop in Cape Coral caught what he says is "the largest bottom fish ever from a kayak" in Sanibel, Fla. The YouTube post says the fish measured at 83 inches long and more than 73 inches in girth. They estimate it weighed 552 pounds. Not a bad haul from a kayak with a small fishing pole!
  • Time to erase erasers? Academic says 'instrument of the devil' should be removed from classrooms

    05/27/2015 7:34:41 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 27, 2015 | Harriet Crawford
    Erasers are an ‘instrument of the devil’ and should be banned from classrooms, an education expert has warned. Guy Claxton, visiting professor of learning sciences at King’s College London, said rubbers wrongly encourage children to feel ashamed of their mistakes. Youngsters need to be unafraid of making errors, to recognise and learn from them, the cognitive scientist added. ‘The eraser is an instrument of the devil because it perpetuates a culture of shame about error,’ he told the Daily Telegraph. ‘It’s a way of lying to the world, which says, “I didn’t make a mistake. I got it right first...
  • I am ready to offer 50 cows for Obama’s daughter – ‘Ruto lawyer’

    05/27/2015 6:19:35 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 42 replies
    StandardDigitalMedia ^ | May 25, 2015 | Pkemoi Ng’enoh
    A city lawyer has a special request for President Barack Obama. His dream is to marry one of Obama’s daughters, Malia, and is ready to pay 50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats as bride price. Speaking to The Nairobian, Kiprono, who hit the headlines when he moved to court seeking to have William Ruto sworn in as president when Uhuru travelled to The Hague for his ICC case, said he is ready to meet Obama to discuss the matter when the US president visits in July. “I got interested in her in 2008. As a matter of fact, I...
  • Cochise Stronghold to close Monday May 26 2015

    05/27/2015 5:49:41 AM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies
    The Coronado National Forest, Douglas Ranger District, will close the Cochise Stronghold Campground on June 1 due to increasing temperatures that occur in that location during the summer. Recreationists can still enjoy dispersed camping in both the East and West Stronghold areas. Campers are encouraged to practice Leave-No-Trace and extinguish campfires completely during their camping experience. The campground is scheduled to reopen on August 28, 2015. For more information please contact the Douglas Ranger District located at 1192 W. Saddleview Road in Douglas,...
  • To steal a SSN (It's easier than you think!)

    05/27/2015 5:39:48 AM PDT · by the_boy_who_got_lost · 37 replies
    LinkedIn Timothy Martens ^ | May 20, 2015 | Timothy Martens
    What would you say if I told you I could get your Social Security Number if you gave me your name and birth date? And sometimes I don't even need your birth day. How easy is it? How many people know your name and birth date? I imagine quite a few. And if you have your birth date available on Facebook, LinkedIn or any number of other services online which ask for and publicly display your birth date then A LOT more people have your birth date. The second half of the equation is finding an online service which you...