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  • Video: Men Incapable of Making Their Voice Sexy: Study

    04/23/2014 8:49:46 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 12 replies
    ABC ^ | 4/23/14 | Paula Faris
    A new study by Albright College finds women can more easily make their voices sound attractive. According to a new study by Albright college, men are incapable of intentionally making their voices sound sexy. 20 women and 20 men tried to make their voices sound sexy. Another 40 people judged whether they achieved that goal. And found that the women easily outperformed the men. Why is it so difficult for men? I mean, even a cartoon, Jessica rabbit, can do it. Researchers know, that to men, an attractive voice is often linked to physical appeal. While men learn that what...
  • JetBlue pilots vote to join union; shares fall

    04/23/2014 8:24:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Apr 22, 2014 5:51pm EDT | Alwyn Scott and Karen Jacobs
    JetBlue Airways Corp pilots voted by a wide margin on Tuesday to join the Air Line Pilots Association union, sending the budget carrier’s stock price down on concerns the move would raise the airline’s costs. About 71 percent of the pilots eligible to vote in the month-long election backed ALPA. JetBlue has about 2,600 pilots and 96 percent were eligible to vote. […] JetBlue warned earlier this year costs would rise largely because of an agreement reached with pilots to raise base pay rates by 20 percent. JetBlue said that increase was expected to add $145 million to its costs...
  • Stone Cold Steve Austin supports same-sex marriage

    04/23/2014 8:03:02 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 19 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Apr 23, 2014 | QMI Agency
    The Texas Rattlesnake recently took aim at a venomous conversation that’s sweeping through the U.S. ahead of this November’s mid-term elections. Retired WWE superstar “Stone Cold Steve Austin” is back stirring things up the same way he did a decade ago in the ring – this time, however, it’s getting political. Austin, whose career spanned more than a decade, took to his podcast a few months back to chime in on the legality of same-sex marriage in the States. “Everybody is going crazy about this and some of the churches say ... you can’t do that,” Austin started. “I’m for...
  • Is It Racist to Date Only People of Your Own Race?

    04/23/2014 7:21:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Slate ^ | 04/23/2014 | Reihan Salam
    A few weeks ago, OkCupid, the popular “freemium” dating service, started offering its paid subscribers a very cool new tool. Rather than just sort through potential dates by using familiar filters like age and height, you could use the answers OkCupid members gave to various questions, such as “Do you like to watch sports on television?” or, my personal favorite, “Do you find British comedies entertaining?” Questions are an important part of what makes OkCupid work. The site nudges you to answer as many questions as you can stand, and it also nudges you to make your answers public, as...
  • what were Obama's SAT scores

    04/23/2014 7:17:23 PM PDT · by Understand the stimulus · 37 replies
    march 23 2014 | understand the stimulus
    Valerie Jarret said Obama the smartest man in the room...sat's plaease
  • Woman attacks boyfriend with ax, Lunenburg police say

    04/23/2014 7:09:57 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    WCVB ^ | April 23, 2014
    LUNENBURG, Mass. — A Lunenburg man suffered serious injuries when his girlfriend attacked him with an ax early Wednesday morning, police said.
  • Photographs Of Frontier Life In The West

    Between 1887 and 1892, John C.H. Grabill sent 188 photographs to the Library of Congress for copyright protection. Grabill is known as a western photographer, documenting many aspects of frontier life & hunting, mining, western town landscapes and white settlers’ relationships with Native Americans.
  • Grounding A-10s will save $4.2 billion, decision ‘clear’: USAF general

    04/23/2014 6:29:07 PM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 41 replies
    Flight Global ^ | 4/23/14 | Jon Hemmerdinger
    For months, US Air Force officials have used the adjective “hard” to describe their decision to ground entire fleets of aircraft in response to budget cuts. But on 23 April, USAF chief of staff Gen Mark Welsh says a review of the service’s options showed “very clearly” that grounding its Fairchild Republic A-10s is the right choice. Speaking at a National Press Club event in Washington, DC, Welsh says the service evaluated a number of cost-cutting options against a “very detailed operational analyses” before making decisions. “We came very clearly to the conclusion that of all those horrible options, the...
  • Deli clerk burned in gruesome Molotov attack

    04/23/2014 6:09:30 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 17 replies ^ | April 23, 2014 | By Kirstan Conley
    <p>Stunning video shows a deranged firebug throwing a Molotov cocktail into a Brooklyn deli — and setting the clerk on fire, police said. The suspect walked into the 24-hour MiniMart on Fort Hamilton Parkway, near 39th street around 1 a.m. and fought with the clerk about store credit before returning an hour later, cops added.</p>
  • CNN shifts its grief-porn programming To Korean ferry disaster

    04/23/2014 6:09:26 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Apr 23, 2014 | John Nolte
    CNN, a network that at one time could stand by its Most Trusted Name In News moniker with a straight face, has obviously decided that 24/7 Grief Porn is the solution to its well-publicized ratings woes. After nearly a month of obsession over the missing Malaysian airliner, CNN has noticeably as of late shifted its obsessions to the Korean ferry disaster.
  • The 8 Hottest Steak Trends Across America

    04/23/2014 6:04:17 PM PDT · by kingattax · 27 replies
    Zagat ^ | 2-11-14 | By Kelly Dobkin
    It may have started with female-friendly chainlets like STK in the early 2000s, but lately chefs and restaurateurs all over the country are redefining the steakhouse in new and unexpected ways. Below, we've rounded up some of the most notable carnivorous trends of the last year - and shared our picks for the best places in the country to try them yourself. Vegetarians, turn away now.
  • Seahawks announce Russell Wilson’s getting divorced

    04/23/2014 5:39:52 PM PDT · by Ronald_Magnus · 13 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | April 23, 2014, 6:01 PM EDT | Posted by Darin Gantt
    For all the coverage the NFL receives, one of the realities of the sport is that we truly don’t know the individuals participating in front of us. And many times, they prove to be as human as the rest of us. The Seahawks released a statement today saying that quarterback Russell Wilson was getting divorced. “I have made the difficult decision to file for divorce,” it read. “Clearly, decisions like these don’t come easy. Ashton and I respectfully ask for prayers, understanding and privacy during this difficult time. Moving forward, I will have no further comment on this personal matter.”...
  • Avril Lavigne slammed for ‘offensively racist’ Hello Kitty music video

    04/23/2014 5:31:52 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 18 replies
    National Post ^ | Apr 23, 2014 | National Post Staff
    The critics are pouncing on Avril Lavigne. The Canadian singer’s latest music video, for single Hello Kitty, has been met with almost universal scorn, with the four-minute long clip decried by critics as everything from lazy and embarrassing to “the worst thing you’ll watch all week.” The video for Hello Kitty, the third single from Lavigne’s self-titled 2013 album, landed late Tuesday. In it, the pop songstress cavorts with a group of stonefaced Japanese women as she puts forward her best “arigato” and suggests that she and a pal “roll around in our underwear, how every silly kitty should be.”...
  • Lost Cat Reunited With Owner After 5 Years, Thanks to Microchip

    04/23/2014 5:25:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    News-Sentinel ^ | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    Virginia Fryback of Fort Wayne couldn't believe she was being contacted about her lost cat Charlie. He disappeared from home five years ago, and although she searched, he seemed to have vanished. That is until 10-year-old Charlie showed up at Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control on Monday. Animal Control officials scanned the cat and discovered Charlie has a microchip that identifies Virginia Fryback as the owner. “We routinely scan all lost pets for a microchip and it's wonderful when we find one and can notify an owner that we have their lost pet. The chip has likely saved Charlie's...
  • The Most Important Cities In The World

    04/23/2014 5:22:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/22/2014 | JULIE ZEVELOFF
    London is the most important city in the world for the rich, according to the latest Wealth Report from real estate consulting firm Knight Frank. But it won't hold onto its title for long. According to the report, New York is set to overtake London as the top city for the wealthy in the next decade. And Asian cities like Singapore, Hong Kong, and Shanghai will also become more important over the next 10 years. Knight Frank determined its eighth-annual "global cities" ranking based on four factors: economic activity, political power, quality of life, and influence and power
  • Kenny Loggins Concert Will Wrap Up GOP Convention in Fort Wayne

    04/23/2014 5:20:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    News Sentinel ^ | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    Kenny Loggins, a soft-rock star in the 1970s, will perform in a free concert for delegates to the Republican State Convention and their families. The convention will be in Fort Wayne in June. Loggins' concert will be at 8 p.m. June 7 at Embassy Theatre. “The Kenny Loggins concert will be the grand finale for what promises to be the best Indiana GOP convention ever,” said Steve Shine, Allen County Republican Party chairman, in announcing the concert. “We are looking forward to welcoming delegates from all over the state to Fort Wayne, where we plan to showcase the very best...

    04/23/2014 5:12:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Thrillist ^ | 4/23/2014 | Kristin Hunt
    Because international brands are straight-up stealing our ideas left and right, Krispy Kreme is now serving up blueberry and caramel donut sundaes in Japan, and in Japan only. While we technically have our own donut sundaes stateside, they're pretty sad compared to these carefully sculpted Tokyo treats, which feature an Original Glazed Krispy Kreme donut and vanilla ice cream. The blueberry option has granola and blueberry sauce for the illusion of health, while its caramel counterpart makes no bones about what it is, which is a donut covered in ice cream, almonds, "salty caramel popcorn", and caramel sauce. Sadly, the...
  • New Ban on Ivory

    04/23/2014 5:04:00 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 30 replies
    Kovels ^ | 4/23/14 | Kovels
    Beware! You may not be able to buy or sell anything of any age that is made totally or partially of ivory. Everything from a piano to a button. AAll import, export, resale or donation of items that contain ivory less than 100 years old from African elephants was banned by Executive Order from President Obama on Feb. 11, 2014. The ban will be carried out by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. This means that almost everything made from ivory after 1914 can no longer legally be sold or donated in the United States after May 31, 2014. To...
  • 18 Stats That Prove That Government Dependence Has Reached Epidemic Levels

    04/23/2014 4:32:46 PM PDT · by harpu · 10 replies ^ | 4/23/14 | Michael Snyder
    Did you know that the number of Americans getting benefits from the federal government each month exceeds the number of full-time workers in the private sector by more than 60 million? In other words, the number of people that are taking money out of the system is far greater than the number of people that are putting money into the system. And did you know that nearly 70 percent of all of the money that the federal government spends goes toward entitlement and welfare programs? When it comes to the transfer of wealth, nobody does it on a grander scale...
  • Food Blogger Colin McQuistan Tries Wacky Experiment to Make Dog Food Edible, Fails

    04/23/2014 4:24:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | APRIL 23, 2014 | Debra Killalea
    SOME of us may have tried it out of curiosity, others by accident after a few beers. And then there are those of us who have eaten dog food because our siblings may have forced us to. But food blogger Colin McQuistan had none of those excuses and simply decided to try the animal food just for the heck of it. And while pet food clearly warns on the label that it should not be eaten by humans, Mr McQuistan was determined to try it. The good news is he lived to tell the, er, tail. The Scotsman, who is...
  • Pinot and M&M Pairings at Claypool Cellars

    04/23/2014 4:17:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 04/22/2014 | Jennifer Graue
    It might be the smallest tasting room in Sonoma County -- possibly anywhere -- but Claypool Cellars manages to pack a lot of personality into the converted railroad caboose inside Sebastopol's Gravenstein Station. There's the obvious draw of winery namesake Les Claypool, the frontman and bass guitarist of the alt-rock band Primus and the recently formed Duo de Twang, a rockabilly-bluegrass combo. Rather than making the tasting room (which Claypool nicknamed the Fancy Booze Caboose) a shrine to Claypool's rock 'n' roll life, he and wife Chaney wholeheartedly embraced the train theme by displaying choice pieces of her late father's...
  • Love it or Hate it: Where Do You Come Down on Kale, Beets, Okra, Brussels Sprouts and Cilantro?

    04/23/2014 4:14:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 146 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 04/23/2014 | Martha Ross and Joan Morris
    Cilantro was described as an aphrodisiac in the Arabian Nights, but that fact fails to impress those who hate it with a passion. Cilantro was described as an aphrodisiac in "The Arabian Nights," but that fact fails to impress those who hate it with a passion. Julia Child famously told Larry King that it has a "dead taste," and she would pick it out of a dish "and throw it on the floor." The pro-cilantro crowd is just as vocal, if not as descriptive. You can find the debate anywhere you find cilantro and the people who meticulously pick it...
  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: 'The Grapes of Wrath' Resonates, 75 Years Later

    04/23/2014 4:07:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 04/23/2014 | Leonard Pitts Jr.
    It was an angry book. Much of the response was angry too. Some towns banned it, some towns burned it. Every town talked about it. "The Grapes of Wrath" was published 75 years ago this month, a seminal masterpiece of American literature that seems freshly relevant to this era of wealth disparity, rapacious banks and growing poverty. John Steinbeck introduced readers to the Joads, a poor, proud clan of Depression-era Oklahoma farmers who set out for the promised land of California in a rickety truck after their own land dries up and blows away and the bank seizes what little...
  • The Joys Of Fostering Rescued Cats & Kittens

    04/23/2014 3:27:26 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 10 replies
    The Joys Of Fostering Rescued Cats & Kittens
  • Governor Palin: ‘Keep Your Eyes Open’

    04/23/2014 2:43:18 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 14 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | 4-23-2014 | Steve Flesher
    A couple of interesting issues to consider today: First, kudos to the Louisiana GOP for filing a federal ethics complaint against Sen. Harry Reid for illegally using our tax dollars to play his “politics of personal destruction” including trying to humiliate and ruin reputations of good Americans for his radically liberal partisan purposes (including his ongoing jihad against private citizens David and Charles Koch, whom Reid hypocritically benefits from by having accepted their campaign donations through Koch-connected PACs). He unethically spends other people’s money (his addiction to O.P.M. is renown) to enrich family and friends. Reid gets away with his...
  • Dave Says: Forget the Kid’s College Fund; Save for Retirement First

    04/23/2014 2:28:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | April 23, 2014 | Dave Ramsey
    I noticed that your Baby Steps list puts saving for retirement before saving for your kid’s college fund. Sending your kids to college would come first on the timeline, so what is your reasoning behind this?Jen Dear Jen, I advise this approach because everyone is going to retire someday, unless, of course, they happen to die before reaching retirement age. Retiring and eating are necessities. College is a luxury. Lots of people succeed in life without going to college, and thousands have worked their way through college. I worked 40 to 60 hours a week in college, and I still...
  • Apple smashes Street with revenue of $45.65 billion in Q214

    04/23/2014 2:16:12 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 42 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | Wednesday, April 23, 2014 · 4:33 pm
    Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 second quarter ended March 29, 2014. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $45.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $10.2 billion, or $11.62 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $43.6 billion and net profit of $9.5 billion, or $10.09 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.3% compared to 37.5% in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 66% of the quarter’s revenue. “We’re very proud of our quarterly results, especially our strong iPhone sales and record revenue from services,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO,...
  • Bad news: you probably have herpes and don't know it

    04/23/2014 2:11:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Vox ^ | 04/23/2014 | by Susannah Locke
    Yes, I'm talking to you. About 70% of Americans ages 14 to 49 have herpes, that is either the HSV-1 or HSV-2 versions. These viruses used to be clearly demarcated as oral and genital herpes, but these days it's clear that both can cause both types of infections. Genital herpes is one of the most stigmatized of STI's, and it's far more common than most people think. But learning that you have it might just cause you more social harm than actual good. It's something that experts love to debate. Here are four facts you probably didn't want to know...
  • Married lesbian ‘throuple’ expecting first child

    04/23/2014 1:55:23 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 23, 2014 | By David K. Li
    Married lesbian ‘throuple’ expecting first child By David K. Li Here come the brides! Three Massachusetts lesbians got hitched and are now expecting their first child. The nuptials of Doll, Kitten and Brynn Young were held this past August, with all three brides wearing white and traditional wedding veils. Brynn and Kitten were married 2 ½ years ago in the Bay State, before adding Doll to their household mix. “I cried watching Doll and Kitten walk down the aisle towards me with their dads,” Brynn, a computer programmer, told The Sun
  • Graphene made in a kitchen blender

    04/23/2014 1:53:19 PM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 22 April 2014 | Tim Wogan
    Shear mixing could be used to produce graphene flakes in bulk © CRANN Suspensions of high quality graphene can be produced quickly and cheaply using a common industrial mixer, researchers in Ireland have discovered.1 The scientists even managed to produce small amounts of graphene using a kitchen blender.While next generation electronic devices need ultra-pure, monolayer graphene produced by mechanical exfoliation or chemical vapour deposition, everyday electronics such as batteries and solar cells are produced using solution coating. Therefore, to use graphene in these kinds of electronics engineers require huge amounts of high quality graphene flakes suspended in solution.In 2008, Jonathan...
  • Ovation guitar factory in Connecticut is closing

    04/23/2014 1:02:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 23, 2014 1:47 PM EDT | Dave Collins
    An Ovation guitar factory in the western Connecticut hills that produced instruments for music legends from Paul Simon to Cat Stevens to Glen Campbell will be closing in June after 47 years and production of the Ovation line in the United States will stop, the manufacturer’s parent company told the shop’s 46 workers this week. One former factory worker called it “the end of an iconic American brand.” Fender Musical Instruments Corp., based in Scottsdale, Ariz., and maker of the iconic Stratocaster electric guitar, said in an announcement Tuesday that it was ceasing domestic production of Ovation guitars and closing...
  • Doctors Petition White House to Bar Obama, Biden from Eating Junk Food in Public

    04/23/2014 12:05:18 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 36 replies
    pcrm ^ | May 8.2012 | No Attribution
    Doctors Petition White House to Bar Obama, Biden from Eating Junk Food in Public Photos of President Eating Hot Dogs, Burgers Send Unhealthy Message Amid Obesity Crisis WASHINGTON—A physicians nonprofit wants President Barack Obama to stop chowing down on hot dogs in front of news cameras. In a petition being filed on May 10, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine asks the White House to issue an executive order banning staged photo opportunities that show the president, the first family, the vice president, and members of the president’s cabinet eating unhealthy foods—including processed meats—that can cause cancer and obesity.
  • President Obama chipped in money for his aunt's burial costs but skipped funeral to go golfing

    04/23/2014 11:58:04 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 26 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 23, 2014 | By Francesca Chambers
    President Barack Obama's paternal aunt Zeituni Onyango died earlier this month from respiratory issues and breast cancer Her funeral was held on Saturday in Boston, Massachusetts, but the President did not attend Instead, he went golfing with White House aides In 2001 when then-Illinois State Senator Barack Obama's first child was born, it was Obama's aunt Kenyan aunt Zeituni Onyango who stepped in to help new parents Barack and Michelle. Onyango, who had moved to the United States the year before on a visa, took care of baby Sasha and kept the Obama's Chicago home in tidy order. After Onyango,...
  • Cops Say Road Rage Incident Was Prompted By Suspect's "Impeach Obama" Bumper Sticker

    04/23/2014 11:38:14 AM PDT · by kyperman · 73 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 2/4/2013 | Unknown
    Paul Guaschino was driving Friday when a fellow motorist spotted an “Impeach Obama” bumper sticker on the 62-year-old Connecticut resident’s vehicle. According to cops, the other driver apparently did not appreciate the bumper sticker and “displayed his dislike by showing his middle finger.”
  • (New York) City public school kids may get free lunch in proposed budget

    04/23/2014 11:25:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 2:30 AM | Erin Durkin
    The City Council’s proposed budget to be unveiled Wednesday will push for two big priorities: free lunch for all public school kids and 1,000 new cops. The Council is asking for $24 million to provide lunches regardless of how much money kids’ families make. They’re also seeking $94 million to boost the police force to more than 36,400 cops, among other changes proposed to Mayor de Blasio’s budget. …
  • More questions than answers as mystery of domestication deepens

    04/23/2014 11:25:00 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies
    Washington University in St Louis ^ | Monday, April 21, 2014 | Diana Lutz
    ...why did people domesticate a mere dozen or so of the roughly 200,000 species of wild flowering plants? And why only about five of the 148 species of large wild mammalian herbivores or omnivores? And while we’re at it, why haven’t more species of either plants or animals been domesticated in modern times? ... [Fiona Marshall:] “We used to think cats and dogs were real outliers in the animal domestication process because they were attracted to human settlements for food and in some sense domesticated themselves. But new research is showing that other domesticated animals may be more like cats...
  • Superbug: An Epidemic Begins

    04/23/2014 11:22:23 AM PDT · by posterchild · 24 replies
    Harvard Magazine ^ | May-June, 2014 | Katherine Xue
    LESS THAN A CENTURY AGO, the age-old evolutionary relationship between humans and microbes was transformed not by a gene, but by an idea. The antibiotic revolution inaugurated the era of modern medicine, trivializing once-deadly infections and paving the way for medical breakthroughs: organ transplants and chemotherapy would be impossible without the ability to eliminate harmful bacteria seemingly at will. But perhaps every revolution contains the seeds for its own undoing, and antibiotics are no exception: antibiotic resistance—the rise of bacteria impervious to the new “cure”—has followed hard on the heels of each miracle drug. Recently, signs have arisen that the...
  • Archaeologists Find Ancient Chisel that May Have Helped Build Kotel [Western Wall]

    04/23/2014 11:14:04 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | April 22nd, 2014 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    The chisel was found along with a gold bell that may have been on the clothes of the High Priest. This 2,000-year-old chisel may have been used to help build the Western Wall, according to archaeologists. This 2,000-year-old chisel may have been used to help build the Western Wall, according to archaeologists. Archaeologists have discovered a treasure of Second Temple-era objects, including a chisel that may have been used to build the Western Wall, but officials at the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) are not officially confirming anything until conclusive studies are completed. IAA archaeologist Eli Shukrun told Haaretz that he...
  • Hikers Find Human Skull and Bones in Gush Etzion Cave

    04/23/2014 11:06:04 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | Sunday, April 20th, 2014 | Tazpit News Agency
    A surprised group of hikers in Gush Etzion stumbled across human bones in a cave near Ein Tzurim, according to police. The hikers immediately called 100 (Israel’s 911), and the police came to investigate. The police, once on the scene realized that this wasn’t a murder scene and called the Israel Antiquities Authority. A preliminary examination by their experts indicate that the bones are apparently those of Jews from the Second Temple period. Davidi Perl, the mayor of the Gush Etzion Regional Council discussed the discovery with Tazpit, “We’re talking about a very interesting discovery, and in retrospect, an incredibly...
  • 'Militia' groups fear infiltration by feds at Bundy Ranch

    04/23/2014 10:59:33 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 40 replies
    KLAS-TV Las Vegas ^ | 04/22/2014 | Lauren Rozyla
    Former Bundy guard Frank Lindysthe says it is all very troubling. "They are now calling for militia. They're not in dug in positions, they are sitting on top of ridges. They don't have night vision capability," he said. Lindysthe left the ranch in the middle of the night after at least two men tried joining the guard. He said the men made him uncomfortable. "The people that are up there, they have a certain look about them. These are military. My belief is federal agents," he said. Lindysthe feels the alleged federal agents are there to gather information on militia...
  • New Migraine Drugs Bring Relief To Sufferers With Pain Prevention, Not Just Treatment

    04/23/2014 10:58:16 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies ^ | Apr 22, 2014 04:00 PM EDT | By Dana Dovey
    For those who suffer from migraines, you know that they can often be debilitating. A day with a migraine is one spent hoarded up in a room, shades drawn, eyes shut tight, wishing for sleep to provide relief from the pain. Two new drug studies are changing the way that a medicine looks at treating migraines. Rather than working to stop the migraine once it has started, these drugs are aimed at preventing the migraine from occurring in the first place. Although both drugs need more studies conducted before their effectiveness can be confirmed, so far the results look promising....
  • The Hidden Rebellion: Coming Soon on Film

    04/23/2014 10:40:19 AM PDT · by topher · 6 replies ^ | Tuesday, April 22, 2014 4:04 | by Joseph Pronechen
    This factual film under way details the suppressed story of valiant Catholics during the French Revolution. The Hidden Rebellion: Untold Story Behind the French Revolution is a movie in the making. Filming itself is complete, and only the final editing and musical score needs to be added, as anticipation runs high for this true story.
  • Michigan Woman Serves Up 52 Years at KFC

    04/23/2014 10:04:17 AM PDT · by kingattax · 26 replies
    Yahoo/ABC News ^ | 4-22-14 | By Katie Kindelan
    VIDEO AT LINKKFC employee Marylou Ausborne describes the fast-food chain's founder, Harland Sanders, as "a wonderful man" who "never drank, never smoked" and was "just great." Ausborne, 80, remembers Sanders, famously known as "The Colonel," who would have turned 124 this year, because she herself has worked at a KFC restaurant in Michigan for 52 years. "I went to school in Kentucky for Kentucky Fried Chicken," Ausborne told WJBK-TV in Detroit "I like being here. I like the people. I like the customers and it's a very good job." As one of the franchise's longest-serving employees, Ausborne even has a...
  • TCM Classic Movie Alert 4/23/14

    04/23/2014 9:49:51 AM PDT · by Vision · 15 replies
    TCM ^ | 4/23/14 | Vision
    This is your Turner Classic Movie channel alert! Tonight...They Were Expendable (1945)), 8pm est "A Navy commander fights to prove the battle-worthiness of the PT boat at the start of World War II." Overview & Cast
  • Lupita Nyong’o named People Magazine’s ‘Most Beautiful’ person of the year

    04/23/2014 9:38:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 04/23/2014 | BY RACHEL MARESCA
    It sure is Lupita Nyong'o's year to shine! The first-time Oscar winner was crowned as this year's "Most Beautiful" by People magazine. The mag announced who was awarded their prestigious honor Wednesday morning. "It was exciting and just a major, major compliment," Nyong'o said of gracing the cover. "I was happy for all the girls who would see me on (it) and feel a little more seen." The 31-year-old actress has certainly proved this past year that she is beautiful both inside and out. Lupita Nyong'o arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre in...
  • Why Shakespeare Belongs In Prison

    04/23/2014 9:37:36 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | APR 23 2014 | Karen Swallow
    The incarcerated may be the Bard's ideal modern audience.It's his 450th birthday, and The Bard has never appealed to a wider or more diverse audience. American higher-ed English departments may be teaching him less than they used to, but the Internet and modern film and TV interpretations have helped democratize appreciation of his works around the world. That’s only fitting: In Shakespeare’s era, the royalty in attendance at his productions was joined by crowds of commoners called “groundlings” and “stinkards” who paid a penny to stand in the pit, sweltering in the heat, while even more milled about outside. Related...
  • 45 Hamlets for Shakespeare's 450th Birthday - in Pictures

    04/23/2014 9:30:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    On the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth, Michael Billington has picked the best Hamlets he's seen in each decade of his theatregoing life. To help you choose your own favourite Prince of Denmark, here are 45 actors who've found a method for the character's madness
  • Häagen-Dazs Japan to Release Vegetable Ice Cream

    04/23/2014 9:08:16 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    UPI ^ | April 22, 2014 | Kate Stanton
    The first line of vegetable flavors will include Tomato Cherry and Carrot Orange.Would you eat veggie ice cream? Häagen-Dazs Japan is about to debut two vegetable-based ice cream flavors for a new line called "Spoon Vege," set to hit shelves May 12. To make it palatable, the company added fruity flavors to its vegetables, so the "Spoon Vege" line will be available in Tomato Cherry and Carrot Orange. According to a press release, Tomato Cherry will combine the "sweetness and flavor of tomatoes" with the "acidity and fruity aroma of cherry." Carrot Orange will incorporate carrot flavors with the refreshing...
  • Kansas Man Charged With First-Degree Murder Wants to Cover Up 'Murder' Tattoo Before Trial

    04/23/2014 9:06:03 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    UPI ^ | April 23, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    Jeffrey Chapman is charged in the November 2011 killing of Damon Galliart.A Kansas man who is about to go on trial for first-degree murder thinks that the “murder” tattoo he has on his neck might influence a jury, so he is hoping to have it covered up before he appears in court. “Mr. [Jeffrey] Chapman has secured a licensed tattoo artist from Hays who is willing to go to the jail,” according to a motion filed by defense attorney Kurt Kerns. “Mr. Chapman’s tattoos are not relevant to any material facts and Mr. Chapman asks for the court to exclude...
  • Mother, 26, charged in death of 1-month-old

    04/23/2014 8:18:57 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    MY FOX ^ | Updated: Mar 24, 2014 9:35 PM CDT | Michael Shingleton
    BROOKSVILLE (FOX 13) - The father of a 6-week old girl does not defend his wife who is accused of slamming their daughter to the ground, killing her. The Hernando County Sheriff's Office arrested April Weber Monday and charged her with child abuse and the first-degree murder of Aubrey Weber. Weber frantically called her husband while he was working Sunday afternoon and said she dropped Aubrey while bouncing the infant on her knee. Harry Weber immediately rushed home. "I really couldn't make out what exactly happened. All I knew was she said something about bouncing and floor, and when she...