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  • Indiana man arrested in fatal shooting of boy, 2

    04/18/2014 5:39:48 PM PDT · by digger48 · 3 replies
    The Indy Channel ^ | Apr 18, 2014 | TheIndyChannel.com Staff
    MISHAWAKA, Ind. - Northern Indiana police say a 19-year-old man has been arrested on murder and attempted murder charges in a shooting that killed a young child. Lt. David Wells of St. Joseph County police says Robert L. Griffin was arrested without incident Friday at a Mishawaka apartment complex.
  • The Million-Dollar Manhattan Apartment

    04/18/2014 5:00:28 PM PDT · by proxy_user · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 18, 2014 | Michelle Higgins
    With a budget of about $1 million, Patricia Marx began looking for a two-bedroom, two-bath apartment in Manhattan last fall. She soon realized just how limited her options were. ****** As Ms. Marx quickly learned, rising prices and an ongoing scarcity of listings mean that buyers in the million-dollar price range are increasingly out of luck or forced to make major compromises. Low inventory, high demand and a shift toward larger units in new luxury developments pushed the median sale price for a Manhattan apartment to $972,428 in the first quarter of the year, up 18.5 percent over the same...
  • Miley Cyrus faces long recovery from 'extreme allergic reaction'

    04/18/2014 4:25:53 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 75 replies
    CNN Entertainment ^ | Apr 18, 2014 | alan duke
    "Miley Cyrus could be in celebrity sick bay for another three weeks because of an "extreme allergic reaction" to an antibiotic, her representative said Thursday." (snip) "Miley was suffering from a sinus infection during her tour in N.C. a week ago. She was prescribed the antibiotic Cephalexin which she has now suffered an extreme allergic reaction to," the statement said. "This type of extreme reaction can last from five to 27 days in these types of cases."
  • The Concord Fight and the Fearless Isaac Davis

    04/18/2014 4:01:39 PM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 2 replies
    Concord Magazine ^ | May 1999 | D. Michael Ryan
    "No, I am not and I haven't a man that is!" Thus on 19 April 1775 did Capt. Isaac Davis respond to the query if he was afraid to lead his Acton minute company and the colonial column "into the middle of the town (Concord) for its defense or die in the attempt". Details of the moments just preceding the eventful Bridge fight are limited or shrouded in the silence of time and report. It is certain that upon sighting smoke rising from Concord, Col. Barrett ordered Maj. Buttrick to march the assembled force into the town. How and why...
  • Male chauvinist vexes Crabby, big-time

    04/18/2014 3:58:50 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 31 replies
    Yakima Herald Republic ^ | 4-17-14 | Pat Muir
    Dear Crabby, A recent column of yours attempted to answer some questions posed by an individual identified as “Full of Questions.” One of the questions was “Who is in charge of putting the toilet seat down?” Your rather glib answer was “Whoever put the seat up.” I’ve put a lot of thought into this, and I think you overlooked a more fundamental question that must be considered, namely: Why is it necessary to put the seat down in the first place? After all, if one leaves the seat up, the next user can easily enough put the seat down if...
  • Mystery of Pregnant Camel With no Mate

    04/18/2014 3:44:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 17 Apr 2014
    The owners of a farm shop and tea shop were puzzled to find one of their two camels was giving birth on Thursday – as both camels are female. Andrew and Maria Henshaw had no idea that Doris the camel, which lives with its half-sister Delilah, was pregnant until it began to calve. Mr Henshaw, a farmer, who runs the Mainsgill Farm Shop near Richmond, North Yorkshire, suspects that Doris, who has not been near a male camel from more than a year, was impregnanted before she was brought from Cornwall to North Yorkshire.
  • Justina Pelletier’s parents launch new legal action to release her from social services

    04/18/2014 3:43:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Kirsten Andersen
    BOSTON, MA, April 15, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The parents of Justina Pelletier have launched a new offensive in the battle to win custody of their daughter back from the state of Massachusetts, where she has been held against their will for fourteen months because of a disagreement over appropriate medical care. Attorneys with Liberty Counsel filed a writ of habeas corpus Monday demanding that Justina herself be brought before a judge in order to determine whether Judge Joseph Johnston was correct to award permanent custody of the girl to the Department of Children and Families (DCF). Monday’s court filing argues...
  • Ikea Plans 'Green' Meatballs to Help Tackle Climate Change

    04/18/2014 3:38:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/17 | Emily Gosden
    'Veg balls' to be launched as eco-friendly alternative to famous Swedish meatballs, which Ikea admits are damaging the planetIkea is developing a new 'green' version of its famous Swedish meatballs in order to cut carbon emissions and help tackle climate change, the retailer has revealed. The flat-pack furniture giant sells an estimated 150 million meatballs, made from beef and pork, in its cafes each year. But the popular snack is also the least environmentally-friendly item on the Ikea menu, because of high carbon dioxide emissions involved in the farming process and high methane gas emissions from cattle. Ikea is so...
  • Profanity, Obscenity, Desecration

    04/18/2014 3:37:57 PM PDT · by bigheadfred · 12 replies
    today | me
    I really should take the mods advice and take a week off from posting. Article after article exemplifying obscenities. Article after article exemplifying the desecration of the Constitution and the American way of life. Really really good stuff.
  • Justina Pelletier Tells Parents in Secret Letter She is Being “Tortured”

    04/18/2014 3:33:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Mat Staver
    Lou Pelletier, Justina’s father, has released a photo of a portion of an incriminating letter he says Justina wrote and snuck to them during one of their recent visits. The Pelletier’s weekly visits with Justina are closely guarded and monitored by the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF). Obtained from Personhood USA and reported by TheBlaze, the haunting letter contains insight as to how she is being treated while in DCF imprisonment. “‘They hurt me all the time push me all the time and more,’ the purported note from Justina Pelletier says. It also says ‘[they] do not let...
  • Deputies: Man killed son to play video games

    04/18/2014 3:25:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    A 24-year-old Homosassa man was charged Thursday with suffocating his 1-year-old son because he wanted to have time to play video games, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office said. Cody Wygant was charged with third-degree murder and willful child neglect, the sheriff’s office said. Wygant was being held in the Citrus County Jail. A judge on Friday set bail for Wygant at $100,000 with his next court date scheduled for May 23. Citrus County Fire Rescue responded to Wygant’s home after receiving an emergency call at 8:21 a.m. Thursday that the child, Daymeon Wygant, wasn’t breathing. Daymeon was transported to Seven...
  • Harry Reid's latest press release doesn't mention Koch or Tea Party?

    04/18/2014 3:20:21 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 1 replies
    Senator Harry Reid | 4/18/2014 | Senator Harry Reid
    Harry Reid's latest press release doesn't mention Koch or Tea Party?This is all he said.Republicans in Congress seem to be much more interested in standing up for two of the world’s wealthiest billionaires and their radical agenda.I'm disappointed.What's up with that harry?,internal polling not looking to good?
  • You Can Call a Man Fat But You Can’t Fat-Shame Him

    04/18/2014 3:18:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 4/16/14 | Kat Stoeffel
    When a male contact sent me a 14-slide New York Post slideshow of paparazzi beach photos Leonardo DiCaprio under the headline “The Great Fatsby?” I felt a pang of empathy unprecedented in my relations with A-list actors. Poor Leo, of all people: carelessly frolicking in the Bora Bora surf, his hair in a man-bun and a 22-year-old in his arms, without the faintest idea that his body would soon be served up for our evaluation. He was oblivious to his appearance, yes, but even so, his body hardly seemed to qualify as fat. No question mark! “I look like that,”...
  • Hundreds of “Get Well” Cards Headed to Justina Pelletier After Parents Denied Easter Visit

    04/18/2014 3:16:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Her parents may have been denied a chance to visit Justina Pelletier on Easter Sunday, but that hasn’t stopped hundreds of supporters from sending the teenager “Get Well” cards. Justina is the sick teenager who state officials wrongfully took custody of away from her parents. The family will not be allowed to visit their daughter on Easter Sunday. The news comes after attorneys working with her family released a letter Justina reportedly wrote saying she is not being treated well. justinapelletier11Today, her sister Jennifer will join her parents for their scheduled weekly visit with Justina. Jennifer will attempt to hand...
  • How to use a paper bag (cats)

    04/18/2014 3:13:19 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 11 replies
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  • Teen Uses FB to Save Romania's Stray Dogs

    04/18/2014 3:04:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, April 17, 2014
    When French film actress Brigitte Bardot began a campaign to spare the thousands of stray dogs in Romania's capital from being put down, she did it with a $150,000 donation scheme. A similar campaign is being waged by Ana-Maria Ciulcu, a 13-year-old schoolgirl with braces on her teeth who uses Facebook to appeal to dog lovers all over Europe - and to make sure the dogs go to the right homes. "I like to know that my dogs will be spoiled, and will be allowed to sit on the sofa ... so one of my first questions would be: 'Are...
  • Dog Stabbed to Death in San Francisco Street Fight

    04/18/2014 3:00:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Apr 18, 2014 | Emily Bockian
    A man walking his dog in San Francisco’s Mission district early Friday morning was threatened by two men with a knife, who police said ended up stabbing his pet to death. According to the San Francisco police, one of the suspects grabbed the dog, sparking a street fight between the three men at the intersection of 22nd and Bartlett streets about 3 a.m. After the two suspects, both in their 20s, ran away, the owner realized his dog had been stabbed. The dog later died of its injuries at a nearby animal hospital. The motive for the attack remains unclear.
  • Paul Revere's Ride

    04/18/2014 2:56:09 PM PDT · by IronJack · 11 replies
    Longfellow ^ | 1860 | Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Listen my children and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five; Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year. He said to his friend, "If the British march By land or sea from the town to-night, Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch Of the North Church tower as a signal light,-- One if by land, and two if by sea; And I on the opposite shore will be, Ready to ride and spread the alarm Through every Middlesex village and farm, For the...
  • St. Regis Unveils $125 Martini

    04/18/2014 2:49:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Apr 18, 2014 | Chris Roberts
    This pricey drink is "here to troll us all," SFist proclaims.The World's Best Martini has arrived in San Francisco. And it's yours for a mere $125. Bring the company credit card to that three-martini lunch. SFist reports that the Ame Restaurant bar at the St. Regis hotel and residences in San Francisco's South of Market has crafted "the World's Greatest Martini." The drink, "San Francisco's most luxurious cocktail," is for a "spirits aficionado" who "has tried everything," according to to PR person pushing the drink. 2 Days-Old Kittens Survive Accidentally Being Mailed What could possibly be worth $125? Well --...
  • Journey to Easter: Pretzels

    04/18/2014 2:42:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Arizona Star ^ | Ann Brown
    That pretzel you're munching is not only an ideal accompaniment to a beer, it has a connection with Lent that dates back to the fourth century. In the Roman Empire, the faithful kept a strict fast all through Lent: no milk, no butter, no cheese, no eggs, no cream and no meat, according to CatholicCulture.com Ancient Romans made small breads of water, flour and salt, as a reminder that Lent was a time of prayer. The breads — the first pretzel-like breads — were shaped to form crossed arms to symbolize prayer, as praying was done with arms crossed their...
  • Passenger wIelded a Toblerone 'like a sword' and demanded to be Flown to Sochi to Watch Olympics

    04/18/2014 2:27:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    A Finnish man attempted to 'hijack' a plane using a Toblerone chocolate bar, demanding to be taken to Sochi so he could watch the Winter Olympics. Antti Oskari Manselius, 23, from Finland, had wrapped two economy class blankets around his head, wearing a third as a cape when he waved the chocolate bar 'like a sword' as he walked towards the cockpit. Manselius also made a false bomb threat on the Cathay Pacific flight from Amsterdam to Hong Kong on February 14, and said he was robbing the plane, airplane staff said. SNIP He said he was trying to entertain...
  • A Uyghur Food Truck to Hit the Streets of Boston

    04/18/2014 2:15:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Eurasianet.org ^ | April 17, 2014 | Yigal Schleifer
    In what will be a first for New England and perhaps even the rest of the United States, Boston is about to get its very own Uyghur food truck. Although the truck won't have an onboard noodle maker turning out plates of lagman, the truck -- which is scheduled to hit the streets in the coming days -- will be serving Uyghur style kebabs, sold on skewers or inside wraps. The truck, Uyghur Kitchen, is the brainchild of Payzulla Polat, a professional musician currently studying music production and engineering at Boston's Berklee School of Music and who originally hails from...
  • Basket Cheese Is an 85-Year-Old Tradition for Local Company

    04/18/2014 2:11:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazetter ^ | April 17, 201 | Gretchen McKay
    Easter often is associated with the candy aisle, and its tempting display of rainbow-hued jelly beans, foil-wrapped chocolate eggs and bright-yellow marshmallow Peeps. For an 85-year-old cheese company in Verona, the 40-day Lenten season is punctuated not by sweets but by an unusual cheese product that for two days each week leading up to Easter puts its small staff into curd-making overdrive. And no, it's not the ricotta on which the family has built its name over three generations. It's called basket cheese, and it's been an Easter tradition at Lamagna Cheese Co. for as long as anyone can remember...
  • A New, More Sinister IRS Scandal

    04/18/2014 1:50:16 PM PDT · by Pelham · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 17, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    Yesterday was a significant day in the IRS abuse scandal. The scandal evolved from being about pesky delays in IRS exemption applications to a government conniving with outside interests to put political opponents in prison. Emails obtained by Judicial Watch through the Freedom of Information Act reveal Lois Lerner cooking up plans with Justice Department officials to talk about ways to criminally charge conservative groups that are insufficiently quiet. Larry Noble, a law professor now with the Soros-funded Campaign Legal Center, was cited in the emails as someone agitating to jail conservatives who “falsely” report on IRS forms that they...
  • Loud talking and horseplay in car results in more serious incidents for teen drivers

    04/18/2014 12:46:52 PM PDT · by bkopto · 28 replies
    UNC Chapel Hill News ^ | Apr 17, 2014 | staff
    Adolescent drivers are often distracted by technology while they are driving, but loud conversations and horseplay between passengers appear more likely to result in a dangerous incident, according to a new study from the UNC Highway Safety Research Center. The work, which appears online today in the Journal of Adolescent Health, not only reinforces the importance of North Carolina’s licensing system for newly minted drivers but also provides an interesting perspective on the role that technology plays in distracted driving. “Forty three states currently restrict newly licensed drivers from having more than one young passenger in their vehicle,” said Robert...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 16 APRIL 18, 2014

    04/18/2014 12:29:02 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 66 replies
    Free Republic | 4/18/2014 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. There is no telling where it will go and... that...
  • Space X Launch Now

    04/18/2014 12:23:21 PM PDT · by US_MilitaryRules · 21 replies
    Launching In a few minutes!
  • After abortion ! the baby still alive and moving

    04/18/2014 11:47:57 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jan 26, 2014 | AAF Cizar
    In my opinion they are nothing but criminals ! that's why abortion in my country is not legal if the pregnancy is 3 months old or more ! what you think !? WARNING: VERY GRAPHIC VIDEO...
  • Is THIS America's newest top-secret spy plane? Clearest picture yet of mystery aircraft spotted fly.

    04/18/2014 11:06:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 18, 2014 | Jonathan O'Callaghan and Mark Prigg and Ashley Collman
    A new photo of a mysterious flying object over Kansas has been revealed. It appears to be the same aircraft as one that was snapped soaring over Texas last month. The exact identify of the aircraft remains a mystery, but rumours abound that it could be a secret jet.
  • Giant inflatable colon to teach about important health issues

    04/18/2014 11:03:13 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 43 replies
    WNDU ^ | 04/18/2014
      Niles, Mich. You can take a tour through an inflatable colon on Friday. It will be on display at Niles High School from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The public is invited to come check it out. It is an interactive display and students will be on site to educate visitors. The giant colon is being presented by Michiana Hematology Oncology. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in men and women. It is estimated that nearly 127,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year alone.
  • Mark Schultz - Letters From War (Video)

    04/18/2014 10:59:22 AM PDT · by Excellence · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | June 19 2007 | Mark Schultz
    My son first heard this song during services at boot camp. (He graduated one week ago.) He played this for me yesterday, in the car, while I was driving. I literally had to bite my tongue to keep from crying, behind the wheel, of the car I was driving. A Dodge Challenger, by the way. Rented. Trying to get on the freeway. While biting my tongue.
  • China says one-fifth of its farmland is polluted

    04/18/2014 10:51:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 18, 2014 4:31 AM EDT | Ian Mader
    Faced with growing public anger about a poisonous environment, China’s government released a yearslong study that shows nearly one-fifth of the country’s farmland is contaminated with toxic metals, a stunning indictment of unfettered industrialization under the Communist Party’s authoritarian rule. The report, previously deemed so sensitive it was classified as a state secret, names the heavy metals cadmium, nickel and arsenic as the top contaminants. It adds to widespread doubts about the safety of China’s farm produce and confirms suspicions about the dire state of its soil following more than two decades of explosive industrial growth, the overuse of farm...
  • 'Love & Hip Hop' Sex Tape Cripples Home Depot -- NATIONAL SHOWER ROD SHORTAGE

    04/18/2014 10:36:18 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 44 replies
    TMZ.com ^ | 04/18/2014 | TMZ
    Demand is going through the roof for gymnastics-strength shower rods -- all thanks to "Love & Hip Hop" star Mimi Faust's sex tape acrobatics -- and Home Depot, Lowe's, Target, and Walmart are struggling to keep up. We called employees at each of the major retailers (from Georgia to Cali) and we're getting the same story -- ever since the trailer for Mimi's sex tape came out, people have been racing to purchase their own super-strong shower rods to recreate the Mimi experience. And supplies are running out -- a customer at one Home Depot in Georgia tells us, they...
  • Little Joe Cook, singer of hit song 'Peanuts,' has died

    04/18/2014 10:11:54 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | April 18, 2014 | Doug Most
    Little Joe Cook, whose one big hit, "Peanuts," helped make him a local music legend, has died.
  • This is not equality

    04/18/2014 9:54:09 AM PDT · by massmike · 14 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 04/18/2014 | WENDY WRIGHT
    In Nigeria, gunmen kidnapped more than 100 schoolgirls and torched the surrounding town on Tuesday. A day before, a deadly blast killed 71 people. A day later, 18 people were killed in another attack. Meanwhile, the U.S. State Department is laser-focused on . . . promoting homosexuality. In 2011, former Secretary Hillary Clinton and President Obama directed all federal agencies working abroad to protect and promote lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons. To give an example how this shakes out, within hours of an arrest – and release the same day – in Uganda of an employee of a US-funded...
  • Birthplace of the domesticated chili pepper identified in Mexico

    04/18/2014 9:49:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 44 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 04-18-2014 | by Pat Bailey AND Journal reference: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
    Central-east Mexico gave birth to the domesticated chili pepper—now the world's most widely grown spice crop—reports an international team of researchers, led by a plant scientist at the University of California, Davis. Results from the four-pronged investigation—based on linguistic and ecological evidence as well as the more traditional archaeological and genetic data—suggest a regional, rather than a geographically specific, birthplace for the domesticated chili pepper. That region, extending from southern Puebla and northern Oaxaca to southeastern Veracruz, is further south than was previously thought, the researchers found. The region also is different from areas of origin that have been suggested...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Red Moon, Green Beam

    04/18/2014 9:44:08 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    NASA ^ | April 18, 2014 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: This is not a scene from a sci-fi special effects movie. The green beam of light and red lunar disk are real enough, captured in the early morning hours of April 15. Of course, the reddened lunar disk is easy to explain as the image was taken during this week's total lunar eclipse. Immersed in shadow, the eclipsed Moon reflects the dimmed reddened light of all the sunsets and sunrises filtering around the edges of planet Earth, seen in silhouette from a lunar perspective. But the green beam of light really is a laser. Shot from the 3.5-meter telescope...
  • Study finds more immigrants equals more Democrats --- and more losses for GOP

    04/18/2014 9:30:53 AM PDT · by Pelham · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 15, 2014 | Byron York
    Republicans are famously divided on immigration reform, but Democrats pretty much unanimously support it. There's a reason for that. In stark, partisan political terms, continuing the high level of immigration of recent decades, and certainly increasing immigration as envisioned by many reformers, will result in more Democrats winning more elections in coming years. "The enormous flow of legal immigrants into the country — 29.5 million from 1980 to 2012 — has remade and continues to remake the nation's electorate in favor of the Democratic Party," concludes a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies, which opposes comprehensive reform proposals...
  • 2015 Dodge Challenger - New York Auto Show - NYIAS - Wisdom

    04/18/2014 8:16:21 AM PDT · by RegulatorCountry · 30 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 17, 2014 | Chrysler Group LLC
    I'm liking what Fiat is doing with Chrysler more and more, even their choice of ad agency and marketing campaigns. This is a startling, hilarious and cool ad commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Dodge and announcing the 2015 Challenger.
  • Maryland Puts Up Roadblocks to Online Ed

    04/18/2014 8:13:18 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 20 replies
    The American Interest ^ | 04/17/2014 | Walter Russell Mead
    After explaining how Maryland regulates out-of-state providers, the letter presents them with three options: Confirm that the institution enrolls students in Maryland, then pay an annual registration fee of $1,000 and a bond valued at five times the average cost of tuition; confirm that the institution is interested in enrolling students in Maryland, and pay the same fee; or decline any interest in enrolling students in Maryland, thereby barring those students from enrolling altogether. [...] According to the letter, recipients have until April 25 to respond—even if they don’t enroll students in Maryland. [One] provost therefore described the letter as...
  • One Solitary Life

    04/18/2014 8:10:30 AM PDT · by MNDude · 5 replies
    He was born in an obscure village The child of a peasant woman He grew up in another obscure village Where he worked in a carpenter shop Until he was thirty when public opinion turned against him He never wrote a book He never held an office He never went to college He never visited a big city He never travelled more than two hundred miles From the place where he was born He did none of the things Usually associated with greatness He had no credentials but himself He was only thirty three His friends ran away One of...
  • John Batchelor show

    04/18/2014 7:56:15 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 5 replies
    The John Batchelor Show ^ | April 17,2014 | John Batchelor
    Eli Lake, senior national security correspondent, Newsweek/Daily Beast. Jed Babbin, American Spectator. Steven L Herman, VOA, Southeast Asia Bureau. Larry Johnson, NoQuarter. Looks like this country is in deep doo..doo….China is going to take over space…has the ability to blind the military…Russia makes are heavy lift rockets..Europe is scared to death of Russia…and a bunch of fools are running the CIA and State department…. It is worth a listen http://johnbatchelorshow.com/podcasts/2014/04/17/first-hour
  • MH370: Passengers' kin question officials

    04/18/2014 7:38:44 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 20 replies
    News 8000 ^ | April 16, 2014 | Steve Almasy and Rene Marsh CNN
    Families of the passengers on the missing plane in attendance at the Beijing briefing Wednesday exploded in anger and stormed out.... The families have 26 questions they want answered now. The queries were posted on the social media site Weibo by a committee representing some of the passengers' relatives. Most of the people on the plane were Chinese, and their families have become very distrustful of Malaysian government authorities and officials with the airline. That was apparent in the request for MH370's log book.... John Goglia, a former member of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, told CNN the log...
  • Putin jokes Alaska too cold to annex

    04/18/2014 6:41:03 AM PDT · by McGruff · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 17, 2014 | Rebecca Shabad
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday jokingly implied that Alaska wasn't worth reunifying with Russia because it was too cold. At a nearly four-hour, question-and-answer event, one submitted question for Putin asked if, following the annexation of Crimea, he had designs for the largest of the United States. “Are there any plans to annex Alaska to Russia? We would be very happy [about that],” said Faina Ivanovna, drawing laughter from the crowd. “What would you need Alaska for?” Putin said with a smile. “We are a northern country … 70 percent of our territory is in the north and far...
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, April 18, 2014 - Cross

    04/18/2014 6:29:08 AM PDT · by tioga · 82 replies
    FRee Dictionary ^ | FRiday | FRiday's Sub
    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of “Word for the Day”. CrossNoun 1. a. An upright post with a transverse piece near the top, on which condemned persons were executed in ancient times. b. often Cross The upright post with a transverse piece upon which Jesus was crucified. c. A crucifix. d. Any of various modifications of the cross design, such as a Latin cross or Maltese cross. e. A medal, emblem, or insignia in the form of a cross. 2. The Christian religion;...
  • Colourful Holy Week carpet made entirely of sawdust and flowers declared a World Record..

    04/18/2014 6:15:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 18, 2014 | Sarah Gordon
    They are the colourful carpets used to coat the streets of Guatemala's cities during their iconic Easter Holy Week processions. And this year the strongly Catholic country has a new reason to celebrate - it has been recognised by Guinness World Records for producing the longest sawdust carpet in the world. Using 5,000 volunteers to create it, as well as 54 tonnes of sawdust, the record-breaking carpet measure a whopping 6,600ft - more than 2,000ft longer than the previous record holder.
  • 'Homeless' man evicted from heat-equipped spot inside the Manhattan Bridge by NYPD

    04/18/2014 6:12:32 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 6 replies
    upi ^ | April 17, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    NEW YORK, A homeless man in New York City was evicted from a spot he had made for himself inside the Manhattan Bridge by NYPD cops on Thursday. When he was given the boot, “Joe” was forced to leave behind Chinese cookies, a gas heater, hot sauce and beer. The raid on Joe’s lair was conducted when a city worker used bolt cutters to remove a red bicycle lock from the wooden shelter while 12 officers looked on. When cops yelled “Police department, Police department,” they got no response, so Emergency Service Unit officers began using a saw on the...
  • ..Centipede EATS its way out viper's stomach

    04/18/2014 6:08:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 18, 2014 | Sally Lee
    Freedom was so close, yet so far for this centipede. After being swallowed whole by a snake, it made one last desperate attempt to escape by eating its way out of her stomach. Researchers found the dead nose-horned female viper with its prey exploding from its side during a field study in Macedonia on May 14 last year. Both creatures were dead.
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    04/18/2014 5:38:39 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 64 replies
    One Easter a priest and a taxi driver both died and went to heaven. St. Peter was at the Pearly gates waiting for them.'Come with me,' said St. Peter to the taxi driver.The taxi driver did as he was told and followed St Peter to a mansion. It had everything you could imagine from a bowling alley to an Olympic size pool.'Oh my word, thank you,' said the taxi driver.Next, St. Peter led the priest to a rough old shack with a bunk bed and a little old television set.'Wait, I think you are a little mixed up,' said the...
  • BRITISH BAN ENVOYS’ TRAVEL AND CODE USE IN MOVE TO PROTECT INVASION SECRETS (4/18/44)

    04/18/2014 5:12:57 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 36 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 4/18/44 | Raymond Daniell, Drew Middleton, Ralph Parker
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