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  • Fetus found in trash can in Texas high school bathroom: Police believe student....

    09/02/2014 2:09:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    mail online ^ | Alex Greg for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Fetus found in trash can in Texas high school bathroom: Police believe student gave birth during class time A staff member has found what is being described by police as a 'deceased human fetus' in a bathroom at a Texas high school. Authorities in east Dallas are now looking for a student they believe gave birth inside Woodrow Wilson High School during class time on Friday. A maintenance worker made the disturbing discovery in a trash can in a second-floor girls' bathroom around 2:30pm.
  • 'Our Enemy Is Not Terrorism'

    09/02/2014 1:29:38 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 22 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings ^ | May 2004 | John Lehman
    The subject here is naval history and the naval history to come. This is particularly relevant, given the subjects I've been immersed in over the last year—the so-called war on terrorism and the attacks of 9/11, what went wrong, and what we should do to fix it. I have learned that what these two institutions—the U.S. Naval Institute and the U.S. Naval Academy—stand for are at the center of what we face as a nation going forward. The Naval Institute is one of the great intellectual institutions in this country. I first joined when I was an undergraduate in college,...
  • Justin Bieber charged with assault after ATV crash in Canada (Now important news)

    09/02/2014 12:55:30 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 34 replies
    cnn ^ | 9/2/2014 | By Alan Duke
    Justin Bieber was arrested on assault and dangerous driving charges stemming from an alleged fight after his ATV collided with a mini-van in Canada Friday, a police spokesman told CNN Tuesday. The alleged incident happened on a road in Perth County, Ontario, the community where Bieber, 20, lived as a child. "Investigation revealed that after colliding, the driver of the ATV and an occupant of the minivan engaged in a physical altercation," Ontario Provincial Police spokesman Kees Wijnands said.
  • ISIS claims to behead second American: Is it me, or does this background look superimposed?

    09/02/2014 12:16:45 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 54 replies
    No text, just video at the link.
  • Depression May Not Be Caused by a Lack of Serotonin: Study

    09/02/2014 12:15:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 1, 2014 | Meredith Engel
    The latest research exploring the topic found that mice without serotonin still reacted to antidepressants. The data could change the way we think about treating the leading cause of disability worldwide.A lack in serotonin might not be entirely to blame for depression, new evidence suggests. It's widely believed that people with depression don't make enough serotonin-a messenger in the brain. But mice lacking serotonin did not exhibit symptoms of depression, reports a study in the journal ACS Chemical Neuroscience. When Prozac — which works primarily by increasing the amount of serotonin in the brain — was introduced in the 1980s,...
  • Cee Lo Green: ‘People Who Have Really Been Raped Remember’

    09/02/2014 12:04:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    Cee Lo Green, who on Friday pleaded no contest to one felony count of furnishing ecstasy to a woman before returning to her hotel room, doesn’t seem to know what constitutes rape.
  • Deep Frieze Meaning: What is the Parthenon telling us?

    09/02/2014 11:54:52 AM PDT · by mojito · 8 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 9/8/2014 | A. E. STALLINGS
    The Parthenon represents, for many, a golden age in human achievement: the 5th-century b.c. Greek flowering of democracy, sciences, and the arts. But what if its chief ornament, the Parthenon frieze, turned out to be not an embodiment of reason and proportion—of stillness at the heart of motion, quiet piety, and enlightened civic responsibility—but (or, rather, also) something darker, more primitive: a representation of the critical moment in an ancient story of a king at war, a human sacrifice, and a goddess’s demand for virgin blood? That’s the argument at the heart of The Parthenon Engima. The plot involves not...
  • A jargon-free guide to the celebrity nude-photo scandal and the shadowy Web sites behind it

    09/02/2014 11:46:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/02/2014 | By Caitlin Dewey
    It’s a late entry, and a sad one, but the trove of stolen celebrity nudes that hit Reddit like a bomb over the weekend may just qualify as the Internet story of the summer. After all, it’s the perfect Internet scandal: sex, Bitcoin, shadowy hackers and long-reigning Internet darling Jennifer Lawrence. And yet, the ongoing incident — which the FBI has said it’s investigating — is far more than a tawdry tabloid story. It also raises a lot of profoundly important issues about technology, security, privacy and power in the digital age. There are practical implications, as well: The leak...
  • Hunting for “Minimoons” Orbiting Earth

    09/02/2014 11:37:46 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | September 2, 2014 | David Dickinson on
    solar orbit from time to time. Now, a recent paper out of the University of Hawaii written in partnership with the SETI Institute and the Department of Physics at the University of Helsinki has looked at the possible prospects for the population of captured Near-Earth asteroids, and the feasibility of detecting these with existing and future systems about to come online. ... Turns out, our large Moon makes a pretty good goaltender, ejecting —and sometimes taking a beating from — any tiny second moon hopeful. Of course, you can’t blame those astronomers of yore entirely. Though none of these spurious...
  • Scientists create renewable fossil fuel alternative using bacteria

    09/02/2014 11:36:16 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    Phys.org ^ | 09/02/2014 | Provided by Imperial College London
    The development is a step towards commercial production of a source of fuel that could one day provide an alternative to fossil fuels. Propane is an appealing source of cleaner fuel because it has an existing global market. It is already produced as a by-product during natural gas processing and petroleum refining, but both are finite resources. In its current form it makes up the bulk of LPG (liquid petroleum gas), which is used in many applications, from central heating to camping stoves and conventional motor vehicles. In a new study, the team of scientists from Imperial College London and...
  • Neil Tyson On The Politics Of Science Denial

    09/02/2014 11:10:04 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 25 replies
    Science 2.0 ^ | 9/1/2014 | Hank Campbell
    Spend any time in American science media and you may find some of them are pretty far out of the political mainstream; so far out, they may not even be friends with anyone who has not always voted the same way as them. So it's unsurprising that much of science media once perpetuated the claim that 'science votes Democrat.' Humans are fallible and confirmation bias is sneaky. As was apocryphally attributed to New Yorker film critic Pauline Kael after the 1972 Presidential election and a Richard M. Nixon landslide victory, "I don't know how Nixon won. No one I know...
  • 7-Year-Old Boy Struck in Chest During Target Practice: Sheriff

    09/02/2014 11:06:47 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014 | Lisa Fernandez
    A 7-year-old boy from the Bay Area was flown to the hospital after he was injured while target practicing with a .22-caliber rifle as his father stood nearby. El Dorado County Sheriff's Lt. Tim Becker told NBC affiliate KCRA in Sacramento that the boy complained of chest pain and had a "hole in his T-shirt" after pieces of a bullet apparently ricocheted into his chest on Saturday at the family's property off of Bottle Hill Road in Georgetown, near Auburn. "The parents were watching," Becker told KCRA. "His dad was right there." Becker did not state who fired the bullet...
  • Husband Shocked as Wife Delivers Baby While He Was Overseas for Years: Dubai Court Told

    09/02/2014 11:02:23 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, September 02, 2014 | Eman Al Baik
    Indian accuses wife for having an illicit relationship and registering the new born under his nameAn Indian husband got shock of his life when his wife delivered a baby boy while he was in a foreign country for employment for years, the Dubai Criminal Court heard. The wife, who worked as a nurse and allegedly had an illicit relationship with a compatriot, delivered a baby boy and registered in the name of her husband while he had not visited her for many years. The husband, RJ, 48, was shocked when he learnt that his wife had a baby boy on...
  • Does S.F. Need Nine Golf Courses During This Drought?

    09/02/2014 10:58:14 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Tue, Sep 2, 2014 | Pete Kane
    Tolka Rover/Flickr Four of San Francisco's nine golf courses surround Lake Merced. President Obama has gotten a bit of flak for spending a lot of time on the golf course this summer. But here in San Francisco, it’s the golf courses themselves that are causing controversy. Earlier this month, Priceonomics’s Alex Mayyasi wondered, “Why Does San Francisco Have So Many Golf Courses?” while noting that the 47-square-mile city actually has nine golf courses, plus a tenth outside the city limits that’s under its jurisdiction. In light of the housing emergency, Mayyasi framed the question as one of space allocation, because...
  • Drone Video Captures Apple's Campus 2 "Spaceship" Under Construction

    09/02/2014 10:55:27 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014 | Lisa Fernandez
    It looks like Stonehenge. A doughnut. A giant sand castle. Those were just some of the comments a new drone video taken with a GoPro camera of the futuristic Apple Campus 2 was garnering after the eight-minute raw piece was posted to YouTube. As of Monday, the aerial image of the campus under construction in Cupertino on Tantau Avenue had more than 1.3 million views and 500 comments. "Wow, this looks huge," Dustin W. Stout wrote in the comments section of the video. "I've seen mockups previously of what the site is going to look like, but seeing it like...
  • New Dorp High School Teacher Allowed Hack to Class After 'Cinnamon Challenge' Reprimand

    09/02/2014 10:48:34 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Staten Island Live ^ | August 28, 2014 | Diane C. Lore
    A culinary arts teacher at New Dorp High School is headed back to class after being formally reprimanded by the Department of Education for allowing some of his students to eat spoonfuls of cinnamon as part of a "challenge." The pungent spice, in powdered form, is known to cause gagging, vomiting and choking. Teacher Matthew Hayes, who was the subject of an investigation by the Office of Special Investigations Commissioner Richard Condon, admitted to investigators he challenged his students to try to swallow a spoonful of cinnamon as part of a lesson on flavor, taste and texture in cooking. Students...
  • New York driver chains neck to pole, hits gas pedal, gets decapitated

    09/02/2014 10:39:40 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 101 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 2, 2014 | Michael Y. Park
    A 51-year-old man decapitated himself in New York's Bronx borough by chaining his neck to a pole, getting into his car and stomping on the gas, police said on Tuesday.
  • Mysteries set in stone

    09/02/2014 10:25:42 AM PDT · by Theoria · 16 replies
    Capital Journal ^ | 22 Aug 2014 | David Rookhuyzen
    They are mystery stories, written large as life in mineral ink on the pages of the northern plains. A 360-foot snake – reportedly once with a blazing red tongue – slithering along a grassy slope. A long-tailed turtle lying next to woman near an earthen mound. A large grid spread across the spur of a hill. All created from lines of small boulders. Hundreds of these stone effigies or alignments, ranging from animal forms to mosaics can be found across the seven Midwestern states and parts of Canada, including more than a hundred such figures in South Dakota. The mystery...
  • Video of Iranian Woman Removing Hijab While Dancing Goes Viral

    09/02/2014 10:20:25 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Monday, 1 September 2014
    The video of an Iranian woman dancing and removing her hijab (Islamic head scarf) on top of a car has gone viral on the Internet. The lady was dancing on a traditional Iranian song in front of people who were cheering and applauding.
  • 'Halal Wine' With 24-Carat Edible Gold Leaf Released in Dubai

    09/02/2014 10:14:21 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Sunday, 31 August 2014
    A new product dubbed as sparkling “halal wine” has been reportedly released in Dubai featuring a 24-carat edible gold leaf to add a glittering effect. The “Lussory” wine is said to be completely halal because it contains no alcohol, according to the UAE-based 7days newspaper. “Lussory is a 100 percent halal product with 0.0 per cent alcohol content,” 7Days quoted Lootah Premium Foods as saying. The grapes used to produce the Lussory halal wine came from the vineyards of La Mancha in Spain, the newspaper added. The wine is “made in the exact same way as regular wine or champagne,”...
  • 1,500-year-old 'magical' papyrus is first to refer to Last Supper

    09/02/2014 10:11:49 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 58 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 2 September 2014 | Sarah Griffiths for
    It has laid largely unstudied in a university library for more than 100 years. But now a 1,500-year-old papyrus has been identified as one of the world’s earliest surviving Christian charms. The ‘remarkable’ document contains some of the earliest documented references to The Last Supper and sheds new light on early Christian practices, experts say.
  • Groom Robs Bride's Dad to Pay Dowry

    09/02/2014 10:00:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, September 02, 2014
    A Mauritanian groom stole from his father-in-law to pay the dowry for his bride, but the theft was discovered by the bride’s father two days after marriage. Newspapers in the north African Arab country said the groom stole nearly 500,000 ougyiya ($1,725) from his father-in-law’s company, where he works, and paid the money to him as dowry (money paid by the groom to the bride under Islamic law). “The bride’s father discovered the theft two days after marriage and knew that his son-in -law was behind it. “He wanted to go and expose him in front of his wife but...
  • Justin Bieber Charged With Assault And Dangerous Driving In Canada

    09/02/2014 9:56:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    MTV ^ | 09/02/2014 | Brenna Ehrlich
    Justin Bieber had a run-in with the law near his hometown of Stratford, Ontario, Friday when he was charged with dangerous driving and assault after an altercation on the road. MTV News reached out to the Ontario Provincial Police headquarters Tuesday (September 2), who directed us to news articles that relay scant details about the incident. CTV News London reports that Perth County OPP responded to a collision in which a minivan and ATV were involved Friday afternoon. Bieber, reportedly, got into a fight with the driver of the minivan. He was released and scheduled to appear in court on...
  • 3 Arrested At Wedding After Groom Allegedly Hits On Pregnant Reception Worker, Gets Into Fight

    09/02/2014 9:52:36 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 66 replies
    KDKA-CBS ^ | 9-1-2014 | Amy Wadas
    A woman who works for the Gateway Clipper told police the groom of the wedding party, Mark Williams, 33, was being “touchy feely” with her, while she was working nearby. She reportedly told her boyfriend the groom also tried to pour alcohol down her throat, even though she told him she was pregnant. Police say she called her boyfriend, Tyler Smith, 20, so he could come pick her up. At that time, Smith allegedly confronted Williams about his actions and a physical altercation began. Police say Williams’ brother, David Williams, 35, eventually got involved and became aggressive with police. A...
  • Guess who actor Eric Roberts blames for barbaric Foley beheading (Hint: GW Bush)

    09/02/2014 9:41:57 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 70 replies
    As Twitchy reported, blame social media is the new blame Bush, at least according to President No Strategy. However, it seems that actor Eric Roberts, best known as brother of actress Julia Roberts, didn’t get that memo. Plus he’s, you know, cuckoo pants. Taking a page from Russell Crowe’s Obama-swoon book?Truly pathetic. Seek help, man.
  • Squirrel Runs In Front Of Kevin Harvick (The rest of the story.)

    09/02/2014 8:53:03 AM PDT · by Borneo1 · 28 replies
    Deep Dixie racing ^ | 9/1/14 | Dale Hall
    It wasn't the happy ending that many were originally reporting. The squirrel found his way into the great nuthouse in the sky. "By now, most people have seen the video of the cat/squirrel which ran in front of Kevin Harvick Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway. He thought it was a cat at first but on closer inspection, it was obviously a squirrel. The squirrel ran across the track in Turn 3 but soon afterward, he made his way around to Turn 4 where he ultimately met his demise. That's right, there is no happy ending for this story. The...
  • In Maryland, a Soviet-Style Punishment for a Novelist

    09/02/2014 8:35:52 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 22 replies
    A 23-year-old teacher at a Cambridge, Maryland, middle school has been placed on leave and—in the words of a local news report—"taken in for an emergency medical evaluation" for publishing, under a pseudonym, a novel about a school shooting. The novelist, Patrick McLaw, an eighth-grade language-arts teacher at the Mace's Lane Middle School, was placed on leave by the Dorchester County Board of Education, and is being investigated by the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office, according to news reports from Maryland's Eastern Shore. The novel, by the way, is set 900 years in the future. Sheriff Phillips told the newspaper that,...
  • Don't worry folks; Putin is not invading Kiev.

    09/02/2014 8:26:19 AM PDT · by dangus · 34 replies
    Vanity | Dangus
    "If I want to, I could invade Kiev in two weeks, " says Putin. And with that deliberately misinterpreted sentence, the Western powers that be completely lose their mind. A brief lesson in symbolic logic to explain what Putin meant: p-> q (If I want to, I could invade Kiev in two weeks,) ~q (Putin is not invading Kiev in two weeks.) therefore, ~p (Putin doesn't want to.) Putin was explicitly saying that he has no interest in invading Kiev. And that's because he knows it's not in his political best interest. When Russia annexed Crimea, although I didn't create...
  • Pit Bull Stabbed Multiple Times During Pet Adoption At PetSmart

    09/02/2014 8:23:22 AM PDT · by KirbDog · 40 replies
    CBS Atlanta ^ | 09/02/2014 | CBS Atlanta
    NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — Police say a pit bull was repeatedly stabbed during a pet adoption event inside a PetSmart...
  • If You Truly Want to Stop Abortions, Convince Fathers to be Pro-Life

    09/02/2014 8:19:15 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Life News ^ | Chandler Klebs
    Consider this situation: A man chooses to have sex with a woman who he knows will go for an abortion if she gets pregnant. She does get pregnant. She goes to an abortionist, who performs the abortion. Which of the three people killed the baby? The father, mother, or abortionist? It should be obvious that all three people played a part in the abortion. So no matter what your answer, you are partially correct. The father chose to do the one thing that could result in a pregnancy the mother did not want. The mother chose to abort rather than...
  • Behind the Sinking of the Lusitania

    09/02/2014 8:11:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    About how America became involved in certain wars, many conspiracy theories have been advanced -- and some have been proved correct. When James K. Polk got his declaration of war as Mexico had "shed American blood upon the American soil," Rep. Abraham Lincoln demanded to know the exact spot where it had happened. And did the Spanish really blow up the battleship Maine in Havana Harbor, the casus belli for the Spanish-American War? The Gulf of Tonkin Incident, involving U.S. destroyers Maddox and C. Turner Joy, remains in dispute. But charges that North Vietnamese patrol boats had attacked U.S. warships...
  • An NFL Player Got A Tattoo On His Face To Keep Himself From Ever Getting A Normal Job

    09/02/2014 8:11:40 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 51 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 2, 2014 | Tony Manfred
    St. Louis Rams rookie defense lineman Ethan Westbrooks made the final 53-man roster on Saturday, beating out Michael Sam for one of the team's final spots... Westbrooks told ESPN's Nick Wagoner that he got a tattoo below his eye in 2011 because he never wanted to get a normal job again. Making it in the NFL would be the only way to prevent him from becoming "a guy that has a tattoo on his face looking for another job." ...
  • Baby gives thumbs-up on ultrasound!

    09/02/2014 7:29:01 AM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    hintv ^ | staff
    This mom might have the coolest baby ever in her belly. Brandon Hopkins, the baby's father, says that the mom is actually pregnant with twins! Hopkins says this photo was taken earlier this week.
  • Sex geckos die in orbit on Russian space project

    09/02/2014 7:12:46 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    nnc ^ | 2 September 2014 Last updated at 04:51 ET
    Experts say the geckos may have frozen to death after the heating system broke down, Russian news agencies report. They were sent into space as part of a study into the effect of weightlessness on their sex lives and development. "We can say with confidence that they died at least a week before the landing because their bodies were partly mummified," an official from Russia's Institute of Medical and Biological Problems told Itar-Tass news agency. The Russian space agency has not yet outlined the cause of death. But Interfax news agency, quoting an expert working on the mission, says preliminary...
  • Vanity question: Forum back to the top

    09/02/2014 7:08:43 AM PDT · by JimRed · 8 replies
    Self | 09/02/2014 | Self
    When I close a thread I have been reading and/or responding to, the display jumps back to the top of the page instead of closing in place so I can go on to the next titles.
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Thread Week 1]

    09/02/2014 7:05:47 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 21 replies
    ESNP ^ | ESPN
    Week 1 Thursday, Sept. 4 Green Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7 New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. Minnesota Vikings vs. St. Louis Rams, 1 p.m. Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m. Oakland Raiders vs. New York Jets, 1 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals vs. Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m. Buffalo Bills vs. Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. Washington Redskins vs. Houston Texans, 1 p.m. Tennessee Titans vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m. New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m. Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 4:25 p.m. San...
  • Here's How Long It Takes To Recoup The Cost Of A College Degree

    09/02/2014 7:03:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/02/2014 | Rob Wile
    College starts today for students across the country.With tuition costs surging, we can't help but ask, "What are they thinking?"In a new note, the New York Fed's Jaison R. Abel and Richard Deitz write that, looked at one way, these young people are making a sound investment as it now takes fewer years than ever for graduates to recoup their investment.While you used to have to work nearly 25 years to earn back what you'd fronted for your degree, only about 10 years on average are now required.  "Despite the challenges facing today’s college graduates, the value of a college...
  • Derek Grant jailed for killing son's mugger in Greenock

    09/02/2014 6:57:29 AM PDT · by dennisw · 32 replies
    bbc. ^ | 1 September 2014 Last updated at 07:35 ET
    A man who admitted killing a knife-wielding robber who took his son's iPhone has been jailed for six years. Derek Grant, 38, confronted Patrick Bradley after the 29-year-old had held up his son Jordan in Greenock on 30 August last year. During the confrontation, Bradley stabbed Grant in the eye, after which Grant then fatally stabbed him. Grant was originally charged with murder but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of culpable homicide. At the High Court in Livingston judge Lord Boyd noted that Bradley "was a man of violence" and had "10 convictions for assault" prior to his death....
  • How to Sink an Aircraft Carrier: Sneak up in a submarine, that's how

    09/02/2014 6:53:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    Real Clear Defense ^ | September 2, 2014 | David Axe
    A photo depicting an American nuclear-powered submarine poking its periscope above the waves—within shooting distance of a British aircraft carrier during a war game—is a useful reminder of one of the most important truths of naval warfare. For every sailor who’s not in a submarine, submarines are real scary. Stealthy and heavily-armed, subs are by far the most powerful naval vessels in the world for full-scale warfare—and arguably the best way to sink those more obvious icons of naval power, aircraft carriers.
  • 'I am the most drunk Democrat in Texas': (Shortened)

    09/02/2014 6:41:08 AM PDT · by Arrowhead1952 · 47 replies
    KLBJ news blog ^ | Sep 1, 2014 | Matt Pearce
    A tweet from Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry's verified account on Sunday night included a disparaging image of the Democratic district attorney who is at the center of his criminal indictment on charges of abuse of power. The tweet was later deleted, followed by another from Perry's account that disavowed the post. The earlier tweet posted an unflattering mock image of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, who was convicted of drunken driving in April 2013. Perry vetoed funds to her office when she refused to resign, which led to a grand jury in Austin this month indicting Perry —...
  • WWE invites Michael Sam to appear on Sept. 8 'Monday Night Raw'

    09/02/2014 6:38:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    If Michael Sam doesn't have a job by next Monday, he has at least one standing offer. WWE has invited Sam to appear on the Sept. 8 episode of Raw....
  • The Age of the Protesters

    09/02/2014 6:38:14 AM PDT · by econjack · 8 replies
    email ^ | Sept. 2, 2014 | unknown
    This kinda made my day...
  • Why is Modern Art so Bad? (video)

    09/02/2014 6:32:10 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 68 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 9-1-2014 | PragerUniversity
    For two millennia, great artists set the standard for beauty. Now those standards are gone. Modern Art is a competition between the ugly and the twisted; the most shocking wins. What happened? How did the beautiful come to be reviled and bad taste come to be celebrated? Renowned artist Robert Florczak explains the history and the mystery behind this change and how it can be stopped and even reversed.
  • Radioactive wild boar roaming the forests of Germany

    09/02/2014 6:27:12 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 30 replies
    UK Daily Telegraph ^ | September 1, 2014 | Justin Huggler
    Twenty-eight years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, its effects are still being felt as far away as Germany – in the form of radioactive wild boars. Wild boars still roam the forests of Germany, where they are hunted for their meat, which is sold as a delicacy. But in recent tests by the state government of Saxony, more than one in three boars were found to give off such high levels of radiation that they are unfit for human consumption. [snip]
  • Teenager denies killing young cousin found hanged

    09/02/2014 5:05:13 AM PDT · by fella · 7 replies
    WFAA ^ | 11:45 p.m. CDT September 1, 2014 | Jason Whitely
    DALLAS -- Angel Sanches told Dallas police that he is an "accomplice" but did not kill his young cousin after the little girl's body "was found hanging in a closet by a shirt around her neck," according to his arrest warrant obtained by News 8. after agreeing to speak to detectives at Dallas police headquarters. He faces a charge of capital murder for the death of Katharine Gonzalez, his five-year-old cousin. The little girl's body was found Sunday afternoon in a vacant unit at Sontera Palms Apartments on Royal Lane in Lake Highlands. She was staying with her uncle as...
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday September 2, 2014

    09/02/2014 4:10:51 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 73 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday September 2, 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". aeolian [ee-OH-lee-uhn] -adj1.of or caused by the wind; wind-blown. 2. pertaining to Aeolus, or to the winds in general.[1595-1605; Aeoli(us) pertaining to Aeolus + -an -an] la propina [proh-PEEN-ah] -n tip Dejamos propinas generosas en los hoteles y restaurantes. We leave generous tips at hotels and restaurants.
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - September 2, 2014

    09/02/2014 3:20:32 AM PDT · by sneakers · 17 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning soon, - negotiations continue - our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will continue to meet in our usual spot as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, but we all stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • The Pee-Chee Folder: Illustrated by the Most Interesting Man in the World

    09/02/2014 2:38:46 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 55 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | September 19, 2012 | Sarah C. Rich
    A Pee-Chee folder art hack—afros, hairy legs, and frying eggs(image: Greg Narvas, Flickr) Growing up in Denver, I called sugary, carbonated beverages “pop.” When I moved to California for college and all the coastal kids called it “soda,” I realized just how much geography defines even the most quotidien bits of our lives (I now call it “soda,” too.). I had that realization all over again recently while reminiscing about Pee-Chee folders, encountering a completely blank stare from a New York-native friend who had never heard of them. And here I’d thought the pulpy paper pockets had been a part...
  • Today's Toons 9/2/14

    09/02/2014 1:19:48 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 13 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 9/2/14 | pookie18
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  • Amazon's Cloud Is So Pervasive, Even Apple Uses It

    09/02/2014 12:26:51 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    read write ^ | 8-26-2014 | DAVID HAMILTON
    Apple's iCloud storage service and other parts of Apple, along with operations at several large banks, run inside A.W.S. (Amazon Web Services), say people familiar with the service who spoke on the condition they not be named so they could sustain relations with the powerful cloud company. But Apple is usually obsessed with micromanaging every aspect of its technology and services. So some of its users might be surprised to learn that they're storing their backups and other personal data not on Apple servers, but on ones rented from Amazon. It's not totally clear that anyone should care about that, but...