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  • Human rights advocates speak out on Gloria Steinem's Korea DMZ walk

    04/27/2015 11:06:24 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 2 replies
    upi ^ | 4-27-2015 | Elizabeth Shim
    WASHINGTON, April 27 (UPI) -- An international women's peace walk through the Korean peninsula's forbidden demilitarized zone is under criticism from human rights advocates. The May 24 walk includes Nobel laureates, disarmament activists and U.S. feminist Gloria Steinem. On Friday The New York Times reported organizers received conditional approval for the walk from both Seoul and Pyongyang. Activists involved said they are calling for a permanent peace to replace the 1953 armistice agreement that stopped the Korean War but did not end tensions on the Korean peninsula. Cora Weiss, president of The Hague Appeal for Peace has said, "We're calling...
  • Bloods and Crips Team Up to Protest Baltimore’s Cops

    04/27/2015 10:36:21 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 22 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 4-27-2015 | KATE BRIQUELET
    Before protests over Freddie Gray’s death turned chaotic, an unlikely alliance was born in Baltimore on Saturday: Rivals from the Bloods and the Crips agreed to march side by side against police brutality. The alleged gang members are pictured on social media crowding together with Nation of Islam activists, who told The Daily Beast they brokered the truce in honor of Gray, who died last week after sustaining spinal injuries while in police custody. In one photo, a gang activist in a red sweatshirt crouches to fit into a group photo with rivals decked out in blue bandanas. “I can...
  • What Life in Captivity Was Like for Cleveland Kidnapping Survivors Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus

    04/27/2015 9:10:04 AM PDT · by seantruet · 2 replies
    youtube ^ | 27-04-2015 | Penny Larson
    "He started showing me around the house, and I never got back out..." -- Cleveland kidnapping survivors Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus describe their lives in captivity https://youtu.be/GK7euCSFEXw
  • Doberman recovering after eating 3 wrist watches

    04/27/2015 9:01:47 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 43 replies
    whdh ^ | April 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Noreika
    BOSTON (WHDH) - A dog who ingested nearly three wrist watches is recovering after undergoing a procedure to remove the pieces at the MSPCA's Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston. Mocha, a 5-year-old Isabella Doberman, was taken to the facility after her owners found pieces of watches on the floor of their home. "She had somehow managed to open a drawer, go inside and pull out three watches and some assorted pieces of leather jewelry and she ate them," said her owner, Jeff Courcelle, who rushed her to the hospital. "They took an X-Ray and she looked mechanical inside. There...
  • Muslim women shed light to help shed misconceptions

    04/27/2015 8:50:59 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 15 replies
    Hampton Roads ^ | 4-26-2015 | Sarah Kleiner Varble, Virginian-Pilot
    Can you answer these questions about Muslims correctly? 1. Who is permitted to have multiple spouses? Men, Women, Both, Neither. 2. Where is Mecca? Western Pakistan, Western Iran, Central Saudi Arabia, Northern Afghanistan. 3. Muslim women should dress modestly in front of: Any male, Any male except for her husband, Only in public, None of the above. 4. Which are permissible professions for Muslim women? Teacher, Politician, Make-up artist, None of the above, All of the above. 5. Husbands and wives share family finances equally. True, False Answers: 1. Men, but the Quran discourages polygamy unless a man can treat...
  • Report: Journalists face deadliest time 'in recent history'

    04/27/2015 8:34:30 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 8 replies
    ksl.com ^ | 4-27-2015 | CARA ANNA, ap
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Extremist groups and the governments that restrict liberties to combat those militants have created "the most deadly and dangerous period for journalists in recent history," according to a new report released Monday. The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists' annual report on press freedom is a collection of essays that spotlight Syria's deadly reporting landscape, censorship during the Ebola outbreak, the jailing of journalists in Egypt and Ethiopia, and even how journalists last year were used in extremists' propaganda films. "These organizations are not merely producing videos," the report warns of groups like the Islamic State....
  • LESBIAN COUPLE ACCUSES CHRISTIAN BAKERS OF ‘MENTAL RAPE,’ AWARDED $135,000

    04/27/2015 8:28:55 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 47 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/27/15 | by THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D
    LESBIAN COUPLE ACCUSES CHRISTIAN BAKERS OF ‘MENTAL RAPE,’ AWARDED $135,000 An Oregon judge has awarded Lesbian couple Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer $135,000 for “emotional damages” in a lawsuit against Aaron and Melissa Klein of Sweet Cakes Bakery. They are a Christian couple who declined to provide a wedding cake to the same-sex couple in 2013. In their lawsuit, the two women claimed they felt “mentally raped,” as part of a list of 88 symptoms of emotional distress they experienced at being refused a cake. The long list of symptoms included “acute loss of confidence,” “doubt,” “excessive sleep,” “felt mentally raped,...
  • McCain Votes NO!

    04/27/2015 8:28:14 AM PDT · by Don Corleone · 35 replies
    Senator McCain | 4/27/15 | Senator McCain
    My Friend, Earlier this week when the Senate was asked to vote on confirming Loretta Lynch as the next Attorney General of the United States, I voted no. During her confirmation hearing before the Judiciary Committee, Ms. Lynch stated her belief that the President's recent executive actions on immigration were "reasonable" and "constitutional." My Friend, I could not support anyone to be the highest law enforcement official in America who supports the President's clearly unconstitutional actions. That's why I cast my vote "NO." The job of the U.S. Attorney General is to represent the people of the United States and...
  • Russian dissident Vladimir Bukovsky charged over child sex images

    Vladimir Bukovsky, the veteran Soviet era dissident, has been charged with making and possessing indecent images of children, the CPS has announced. The 72-year-old, who has been living in the UK since the 1970s, is facing five counts of making indecent images, five of possessing indecent images and one count of possessing a prohibited images. Mr Bukovsky spent 12 years in Soviet prisons and labour camps, before being released as part of a prisoner swap in 1976. He was forced into exile and moved to the UK, where he studied biology at Cambridge University. He has been an outspoken critic...
  • All signs point to Apple announcing a monster earnings report

    04/27/2015 7:58:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/27/2015 | Jay Yarow
    Apple reports earnings for the quarter that ended in March after the market closes on Monday, April 27. Get ready for another monster report. Analysts are expecting big iPhone sales and think Apple could provide a major update to its cash return program. According to data compiled by Bloomberg, analysts are looking for $56 billion in revenue, which would represent 23% growth. Apple's revenue growth is expected to be driven by strong iPhone sales. Analysts are anticipating that Apple sold 58.1 million units, which would be an impressive 33% increase. If Apple sells 58.1 million iPhones, it will be the...
  • Supreme Court briefs reveal religious groups don’t agree on how to oppose same-sex marriage

    04/27/2015 7:51:31 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4-27-2015 | Daniel Silliman
    The Supreme Court will begin hearing oral arguments this week on same-sex marriage, a case expected to be divisive across the nation. Even those who oppose same-sex marriage disagree on how to argue the case against it. As the Supreme Court hears Obergefell v. Hodges this week, attention turns to the oral arguments for and against the state laws defining marriage as being between one man and one woman. The court also can consider the scores of arguments offered in legal briefs filed by “friends of the court.” Many of the arguments are from religious groups with strong opinions on both sides...
  • The Navy's X47B UCAV Drone completes first ever autonomous aerial refueling

    04/27/2015 7:49:29 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    youtube.com ^ | rupert buche
    On April 22, 2015, the X47B UCAV became the first unmanned aircraft to be refueled in the air. It took place off the coast of Maryland and Virginia in the Atlantic Test Ranges.
  • Why colleges now need cameras everywhere all the time

    04/27/2015 7:23:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/27/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    As the nation struggles with the idea of body cameras on police officers there are plenty of other places where some George Orwell style surveillance state technology may come in handy. One example of this may be found on the nation’s college campuses. Since our colleges are no longer institutions of learning and preparation for productive careers so much as they are factories churning out the next generation of liberal activists and community organizers, a new generation of problems have beset them. Even though each and every event must be squeezed through the sieve of liberal politics, we’ve seen...
  • Police can now tell identical twins apart – just melt their DNA

    04/27/2015 7:10:20 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    newscientist.com ^ | Jessica Hamzelou
    Graham Williams at the University of Huddersfield, UK, has a different way – to look for modifications to the twins' DNA that have come about as a result of their lifestyles. Such epigenetic changes occur when a chemical group known as a methyl group attaches to a gene and modifies the way it is expressed. This happens as a body is influenced by a person's environment, lifestyle and disease. Williams's team took mouth swabs from five pairs of twins. After extracting the DNA from each sample, the group used a chemical to target parts of the DNA that did not...
  • The Magic NASDAQ Record Number: 6,941

    04/27/2015 7:09:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | 04/27/2015 | Elizabeth MacDonald
    The Nasdaq has surpassed the psychologically important dot-com record, but it would have to rise another 36% to 6,941 to truly be in record territory, taking into consideration inflation and the drop in the value of the dollar since 2000. It could still get there, since Apple (AAPL) and Tesla (TSLA) have yet to report earnings. Still, after 15 years and two recessions, one great, the Nasdaq has beaten its nominal all-time closing high of 5,048.62 reached on March 10, 2000. The Nasdaq then plunged a sickening 78% by October 2002. Meanwhile, the Dow has hit new all-time nominal and...
  • Bruce Jenner Wants To Change The World When He Should Change His Mind [By a former transgender]

    04/27/2015 7:01:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/27/2015 | Walt Heyer
    Personal and medical experience indicates that switching genders will not give Bruce Jenner peace. With the airing of his interview with Diane Sawyer last Friday, Bruce Jenner became the most triumphant, celebrated, photographed, and interviewed transgender in the world. Jenner, a longtime transvestite, now at 65 years of age is going to explore his feminine side by transitioning to female. Along the way, he hopes to inspire others. Jenner’s interview opened a window for millions of viewers to see the psychological deliberation of a cross-dresser. Jenner shared that the emotional stress of hiding his secret has become unbearable. His internal...
  • NH Officials Mulling Options to curb Black Bear Population

    04/27/2015 6:46:10 AM PDT · by woodbutcher1963 · 9 replies
    WMUR ^ | April 27, 2015 | Paula Tracy
    CONCORD, N.H. —New Hampshire officials said the state has too many black bears and is mulling its options on how to curb the population. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department says the state has 5,700 black bears roaming its wilderness. But officials want to trim that number to 4,700. The Concord Monitor report the state could lengthen seasons for baiting, still hunting and hunting with hounds to help reach this goal. The department introduced a draft 10-year plan that will drive management decisions for deer, black bears, wild turkeys, moose and small game. The plan will not set the...
  • The U.S. Navy Needs to Radically Reassess How It Projects Power (Carriers = Obsolete)

    04/27/2015 6:45:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | April 23, 2015 | Jerry Hendrix
    A battle of the hawks is raging on Capitol Hill. Defense hawks say the nation’s security will be endangered if the caps imposed under the 2011 Budget Control Act aren’t lifted, allowing for more defense spending. Fiscal hawks assert with equal vehemence that the nation’s long-term economic health — the foundation for all government activities, including defense — will be permanently harmed if burgeoning deficits and debts are not addressed. Defense hawks argue for a massive investment to maintain the United States’ position as the world’s strongest power. Fiscal hawks argue for innovative improvements in efficiency to sustain U.S. leadership.
  • Watch the terrifying moment a HUGE great white shark attacks a film crew standing in a tiny [tr]

    04/27/2015 6:28:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 27, 2015 | Belinda Grant Geary
    Shocking footage has emerged of the terrifying moment two people stood in a tiny dinghy while a six metre great white shark charged them. A film crew shooting the documentary Lair of the Megashark were just off New Zealand's Steward Island when they attempted to put a camera on the dorsal fin of the massive ocean predator who decided to nudge the boat and bite at the thin rope that tethered the dinghy to the main boat. The two men that can be seen on the boat are shark experts Jeff Kurr and Andy Casagrande. They can be seen panicking...
  • No Linux, no Docker, no cloud OS? Think again

    04/27/2015 6:20:06 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 11 replies
    InfoWorld ^ | 23 April 2015 | Serdar Yegulalp
    CoreOS and Joyent's SmartOS/Triton have worked to redefine, in radically different ways, what an OS needs to be to run applications at scale in the cloud.Now another candidate is set to join the ranks of maverick cloud OSes: OSv, open source, hypervisor-optimized, and "designed to run an application stack without getting in the way.">OSv runs existing Linux applications, but is not itself Linux; it's entirely new and written from the ground up in C/C++. It can run on a slew of hypervisors and virtual machine systems, or in cloud environments like Amazon EC2 or Google Compute Engine. The company claims significant...
  • "No Reboot" Kernel Patching - And Why You Should Care

    04/27/2015 5:48:18 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 24 replies
    Linux Journal ^ | 22 April 2015 | James Darvell
    As Linux version 4.0 was released on 15 April, one of the most discussed new features to be included in this release is "no reboot" kernel patching. With the major distros committing to support the 4.0 kernel and its features (including "no reboot" patching) at some point this year, it's a good time to take a look at what this feature actually does and what difference it will make for you. First of all, what does it actually mean? Well, for once, this is a feature with a name that describes what it does pretty well. With versions of Linux...
  • Word for the Day, Monday, April 27, 2015-- sagacious

    04/27/2015 5:28:21 AM PDT · by xsmommy · 30 replies
    4/27/15 | xs
    Word For The Day, Monday, April 27, 2015 – sagacious 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". sagacious; adj. 1. having or showing acute mental discernment and keen practical sense; shrewd: a sagacious lawyer.2.Obsolete. keen of scent. • Etymology: adj. c.1600, from Latin sagacem (nominative sagax) "of quick perception;" see sagacity. Related: Sagaciously. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-) Practice makes perfect.....post on.... >>
  • Who runs Hollywood? C'mon [2008]

    04/27/2015 5:19:18 AM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/19/2008 | Joel Stein
    I have never been so upset by a poll in my life. Only 22% of Americans now believe "the movie and television industries are pretty much run by Jews," down from nearly 50% in 1964. The Anti-Defamation League, which released the poll results last month, sees in these numbers a victory against stereotyping. Actually, it just shows how dumb America has gotten. Jews totally run Hollywood. ... The Jews are so dominant, I had to scour the trades to come up with six Gentiles in high positions at entertainment companies. When I called them to talk about their incredible advancement,...
  • Raytheon 2015 Ships and Submarines of the US Navy

    04/27/2015 4:04:03 AM PDT · by iowamark · 11 replies
    Raytheon ^ | 2015
    Just ran across this nice poster: http://www.raytheon.com/capabilities/rtnwcm/groups/ids/documents/content/rtn_242005.pdf
  • New Orleans teens arrested for 'execution-style murder' of father and son....

    04/27/2015 3:58:07 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 17 replies
    NY Daily news ^ | 4/27/15 | BY TOBIAS SALINGER
    New Orleans teens arrested for 'execution-style murder' of father and son at home in Metairie area: authorities (VIDEO) BY TOBIAS SALINGER Authorities in New Orleans arrested two area teens on Friday for the alleged “execution-style murder” of a father and son only two days earlier, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand announced on Sunday. Sheriff’s deputies and U.S. Marshals captured Dexter Allen, 17, and Haraquon Degruy, 18, in a stolen SUV traced to the scene of the shotgun killings of Metairie area residents David Pence, 56, and Nicholas Pence, 25 late Wednesday night, Normand told local reporters, according to WVUE-TV.
  • Apple's iOS is an illness, says new HTC ad (Video at link)

    04/27/2015 1:45:50 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 4 replies
    CNET Tech Culture ^ | April 26, 2015 | by Chris Matyszczyk
    Apple's iOS is an illness, says new HTC ad Technically Incorrect: In an ad that mocks rival phones and disorders in equal measure, HTC offers its latest attempt to outdo its last attempt at strange advertising. Yes, iOS is Irritable Operating System, apparently. Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives. You may feel like this after watching HTC's new ad. Pharmaceutical advertising is almost as enjoyable as some of the diseases it makes up. It's therefore difficult to mock something that is inherently funny in the first place. However, HTC -- slightly...
  • Today's Toons 4/27/15

    04/27/2015 1:29:38 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 11 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | 4/27/15 | pookie18
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  • Why a pro photographer shoots on an iPhone

    04/27/2015 12:29:59 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 10 replies
    C-Net ^ | April 24, 2015 10:10 AM PDT | by Andrew Hoyle
    We talk to professional photographer Julian Calverley about making art with a phone -- and the importance of Instagram. See the photo on the linked site: Julian Calverley Taking photos has long been one of the main selling points of the iPhone, but mobile photography has largely remained the realm of enthusiastic amateurs, populating Instagram and other social networks with artful snapshots. With their lower resolution and lack of upgradeable lenses, phones haven't played a big role in professional photography. Commercial photographer Julian Calverley, however, views his iPhone as more than just a casual tool. More accustomed to working with...
  • WE KNOW WHO PUT AN ANDROID PEEING ON AN APPLE IN GOOGLE MAPS

    04/27/2015 12:02:59 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 12 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | April 24, 2015 | By Malarie Gokey
    It’s not every day you open Google Maps to see a massive Android mascot peeing on the Apple logo, but that’s precisely what happened to Maps users this morning who happened to be browsing around DHA Phase 4 in Pakistan. A Google Map Maker user named Nitricboy placed a giant Android in the area, defacing an Apple logo. Updated on 04-24-2015 by Malarie Gokey: Added news that the person who made the Android has been found, and Google plans to remove his “artwork.” He used the custom map-enhancing tool called Google Map Maker, which lets users submit changes to...
  • How to turn your Apple Watch to Gold

    04/26/2015 11:42:01 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 26, 2015
    You bought the Apple Watch Sport, but you really wanted the Apple Watch Edition, but just couldn't afford $12,000. So what do you do? Simple: You turn your Apple Watch Sport INTO a Gold Apple Watch! Turn your Apple Watch to Gold! Impress your friends and family with how wealthy (or foolish) you are.
  • The Apple Watch Gets One Thing Very Right: It's The First Smartwatch That's Not A Distraction

    04/26/2015 10:43:19 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 17 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 26, 2015 | Seth Porges
    Smartwatches, at their core, are notification machines—devices aimed at allowing you to filter through the firehose of alerts and beeps and vibrations that come from an app-filled phone, so that you only spend your time tackling the important ones. . . This is a basic mission, but one that many smartwatches do a pretty lousy job of tackling. One particular problem I’ve repeatedly encountered: These devices tend to indiscriminately light up my wrist with every alert, forcing me to pull up my sleeve or quickly activate ”Mute” so as to keep them from drawing the gazes of everybody around me....
  • Gratitude (A Comedian Brilliantly Explains Why He’s Not Jealous Of Others’ Success – In Fact, He Roo

    04/26/2015 9:21:42 PM PDT · by cob201 · 18 replies
    Evan Sayet via Youtube via Independent Journal Review ^ | Published on April 16, 2015 | Evan Sayet
    Evan Sayet recently gave his view that income inequality is irrelevant because other people’s success doesn’t come at the expense of our own. In a humorous and memorable way, Sayet dissects why he wants everyone to be as successful as possible:
  • Starwatch: Jupiter is mooning about the spring sky

    04/26/2015 8:16:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    postbulletin.com ^ | MIKE LYNCH
    Tonight it's extra easy to locate, as the waxing gibbous moon will be parked just to the lower left of Jupiter. Even though it's nearly 475 million miles away, you can look through even a small telescope and see at least some of the cloud bands that circle the gargantuan, 88,000-mile wide planet. These cloud bands are made of sulfur, methane, and other gases. Underneath the cloud bands, Jupiter is basically a giant ball of hydrogen gas with a solid core. With your telescope, you can also see something that Galileo Galilei saw in the 1600s, something that eventually got...
  • SpaceX Picks Up Launch Pace; Sets April 27 Commercial Launch and May 5 Crew Dragon Pad Abort Test

    04/26/2015 8:10:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | Ken Kremer
    As promised, SpaceX is picking up its launch pace in 2015 with a pair of liftoffs from the Florida space coast slated for the next week and a half. They follow closely on the heels of a quartet of successful blastoffs from Cape Canaveral, already accomplished since January. If all goes well, a commercial satellite launch and a human spaceflight related pad abort test launch for NASA are scheduled for April 27 and May 5 respectively. Mondays launch of a communications satellite for Thales Alenia Space takes place just 13 days after SpaceX successfully launching the Dragon CRS-6 resupply freighter...
  • The Civil War in Four Minutes: Ulysses S. Grant

    04/26/2015 7:36:09 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 33 replies
    Civil War Trust ^ | 1 year ago | Curt Fields
    Living historian Curt Fields describes the life and accomplishments of Ulysses S. Grant. This video is part of the Civil War Trust's In4 video series, which presents short videos on basic Civil War topics. The Civil War in Four Minutes: Ulysses S. Grant
  • “Israel’s True Face” – 260 Search, Rescue, Medical Professionals Leave For Nepal

    04/26/2015 6:19:10 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 12 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | April 26, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel — April 26, 2015 — Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today spoke to the commander of the Israeli delegation to Nepal, Col. Yoram Laredo. The Prime Minister was informed that the rescue mission to Nepal includes an IDF field hospital and that its goals were locating Israelis, rescuing people who were trapped and treating the injured. IDF Col. Laredo told Prime Minister Netanyahu that an advance team had already landed and was preparing the infrastructure for the arrival of the humanitarian mission. “You are being sent on an important mission. This is the...
  • Frank Thomas responds to Chris Rock's baseball rant

    04/26/2015 5:53:31 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 25, 2015 | Ed Sherman
    White Sox Hall of Famer Frank Thomas responded to Rock’s commentary Thursday on Fox Sports 1’s “America’s Pregame.” He believes Major League Baseball has a responsibility to get young African-American players back into the game. “Major League Baseball has got to take initiative and put academies in the inner cities across America,” Thomas said. “(They) do it in the Dominican Republic, (they) do it in Venezuela and as soon as Cuba is open, they’re going to do it in Cuba because those kids play baseball 24/7.
  • Top scientists start to examine fiddled global warming figures (Exaggerated records?)

    04/26/2015 4:58:36 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/25/2015 | Christopher Booker
    Last month, we are told, the world enjoyed “its hottest March since records began in 1880”. This year, according to “US government scientists”, already bids to outrank 2014 as “the hottest ever”. The figures from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) were based, like all the other three official surface temperature records on which the world’s scientists and politicians rely, on data compiled from a network of weather stations by NOAA’s Global Historical Climate Network (GHCN). But here there is a puzzle. These temperature records are not the only ones with official status. The other two, Remote Sensing...
  • The 11 craziest foods sold at ballparks this year

    04/26/2015 4:58:31 PM PDT · by kingattax · 15 replies
    Fortune ^ | APRIL 24, 2015 | by Colleen Kane
    Hit the concession stands at MLB ballparks this year, and you’ll find Fried S’mOreo, 8,000-calorie burgers, and many more monstrosities. It’s the great American pastime: gorging on obscenely unhealthy food. In recent Major League Baseball seasons, over-the-top ballpark foods have become their own attraction. These bombastic new recruits of the concession stands are often riffs on ballpark classics like the hot dog and hamburger, but they’re jacked up and deep fried into stunt food territory. They can also cost $25 or more a pop — and still sell. One report has the Texas Rangers moving nearly 20,000 of their first...
  • ROBERT DOWNEY JR. ACCUSED OF MAKING RACIST REMARK ABOUT MEXICAN ‘BIRDMAN’ DIRECTOR ('Right Wing')

    04/26/2015 4:19:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    The press tour for the upcoming sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron is grabbing a lot of attention ahead of the film’s North American release, just not the good kind of attention. The latest public relations flub came Friday in the form of what some have deemed a racist statement made by leading man Robert Downey Jr. After storming out of an interview earlier this week with Britain’s Channel 4 News, the legendary actor sat down to again discuss the film, where he made a remark about Oscar-winning Birdman director Alejandro Gonzalez Ińárritu. The Mexican director has been critical of superhero...
  • Petaluma Burglar Eats Tater Tots, Falls Asleep on the Couch

    04/26/2015 4:01:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Apr 26, 2015 | Kale Williams
    A Placerville man was arrested in Petaluma Thursday afternoon after he broke into a house, had himself a snack of tater tots and set down on a sofa to take a nap, only to be discovered by the startled resident, police said. Around 2 p.m., the homeowner was minding her own business in an upstairs bedroom on the 1600 block of Caulfield Lane. For one reason or another, she decided to venture to the first floor, where she found a man — later identified as 44-year-old James Adams — peacefully snoozing on the sofa.
  • Large ’16 field making GOP nervous (OC Register)

    04/26/2015 3:47:50 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 17 replies
    OC Register ^ | April 26, 2015 | BY JAMES POULOS Staff columnist
    By one measure, we’re now up to 19 Republican contenders for their party’s presidential nomination. That’s a measure of how robust and energized the GOP has become in the wake of Barack Obama’s term in office. This year offers the party faithful a set of choices that’s far more intellectually and generationally diverse than in cycles past. http://www.ocregister.com/articles/making-659341-measure-nervous.html
  • Otay Ranch Man Deals With Dog Barking Problem

    04/26/2015 3:42:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Candice Nguyen
    Mike Landie says he doesn’t know what else to do. He reached out to NBC 7 after, he says, he’s had to live with constant dog barking coming from his neighbor’s home for years now. He says he’s reached out to police, animal services and his homeowner’s association but the problem is still ongoing. “At night, I’ve had the dogs wake me up at 11, 12, 3 and 5 a.m.,” said Landie, who lives in Otay Ranch. His neighbor lives up a grassy hill from his home and when our NBC 7 camera was there, two or three dogs could...
  • Montana Bill to Help Block Federal Militarization of Police Signed into Law

    04/26/2015 3:36:00 PM PDT · by kingattax · 8 replies
    State of Globe ^ | April 25th 2015 | Guest Author
    A bill that would heavily diminish the effect of federal programs that militarize local police was signed into law on Thursday. Introduced by Rep. Nicholas Schwaderer (R-Superior), House Bill 330 (HB330) bans state or local law enforcement
  • Adeline Myers Celebrates Meatballs From Around the World

    04/26/2015 3:16:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 4/14 | Michael Floreak
    In the introduction to her book “Global Meatballs: Around the World in 100-Plus Boundary-Breaking Recipes,” Adeline Myers celebrates the imperfections that make these “humble, misshapen rounds” a home kitchen favorite. When it comes to assessing both flavor and aesthetics, Myers, 31, knows her stuff. The author, trained at Tante Marie’s Cooking School in San Francisco, has baked desserts for many area restaurants, and also works as an art conservator, recently on assignment to restore a gilded picture frame for Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. Myers set off to research the worldwide variations on one of the world’s great comfort foods...
  • Utah couple married 74 years dies within hours of each other

    04/26/2015 2:32:03 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 11 replies
    A funeral service has been set for a Salt Lake City couple who died within a few hours of each other after being married for 74 years. Madelyn Yensen died April 7 after suffering a seizure, while her husband, Marcus, died of heart failure about five hours later the same day. She was 94, and he was 95.
  • Stand up and Assert Sovereignty.

    04/26/2015 2:20:59 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 7 replies
    Vanity
    Sovereignty is defined as the source from which all governing authority flows. A visitor to America, say a modern Alexis de Tocqueville, might conclude that America is a despotism. Considering we have presidential elections every four years, our imaginary visitor could refine his observations and determine America 2015 to be an elective despotism. And why not? Obama’s speeches ooze with “I” and “me.” His cabinet secretaries and party have demonstrated loyalty to his person and not the Constitution. Notwithstanding his oath of office, which is a solemn promise to see that the laws be faithfully executed, he pledged to fundamentally...
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 4/26 7-11pm est

    04/26/2015 1:21:34 PM PDT · by Vision · 33 replies
    WAMU ^ | 4/26/15 | Ed Walker
    Friends, it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana. Listen LiveInfo *tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.Official OTR blog of "The Big Broadcast" thread: http://kallmansalley.com/
  • Are You Smarter Than an 8th Grader? (fun puzzles)

    04/26/2015 12:04:20 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 27 replies
    NYSlimes ^ | Nicholas Kristof
    I AM afraid you’re eligible to read this column only if you can answer this question faced by eighth graders around the world: What is the sum of the three consecutive whole numbers with 2n as the middle number? A. 6n+3 B. 6n C. 6n-1 D. 6n-3 More than three-quarters of South Korean kids answered correctly (it is B). Only 37 percent of American kids were correct, lagging their peers from Iran, Indonesia and Ghana. We know Johnny can’t read; it appears that Johnny is even worse at counting. The Educational Testing Service released a global report finding that young...
  • Hot Sauce Expo Heats Up Brooklyn & More Scorching Weekend Eats

    04/26/2015 11:09:48 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Gothamist ^ | Apr 24, 2015 | Nell Casey
    This Saturday marks the return of the Hester Street Fair to its home in Seward Park on the Lower East Side. On tap for this season: fried squid on a stick from Kaya NYC; delectable sandwiches from Red Star Sandwich Shop; fluffy biscuits from Field & Clover; and a ton of other awesome eats. The Hester Food Court, as they're calling the dining section of the Fair, will operate from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Also on Saturday, the Court Tree gallery in Carroll Gardens transforms into the Kar Yee Noodle Shop, a pop up noodle soup outfit run by...