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  • Loss of trust: Obama’s Germany syndrome

    07/13/2014 12:02:26 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 3 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 7-13-2014 | Edward Luce
    What did the president know, and when did he know it? Such was demanded of Richard Nixon, who resigned 40 years ago next month. In no sense can President Barack Obama be morally compared with the man who brought us Watergate. He is neither a crook nor a liar. But Mr Obama shares one problem that could cripple what remains of his presidency – most people no longer trust him. The sentiment spans foreign allies as well as domestic critics. When trust goes, respect is seldom far behind. The most surprising example is Germany. It was in Berlin in 2008...
  • Latino population, wealth expected to rise in U.S.

    07/13/2014 11:26:10 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 11 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | 07/11/2014 | LEWIS DIUGUID
    It is unfortunate, but perhaps predictable, that Latinos in the United States are targeted and being scapegoated in the political uproar over immigration. First of all, their numbers are growing at a phenomenal rate. According to a Pew Research Hispanic Trends Project, the Latino population in the United States since 1970 has grown sixfold, rising from 9.1 million to 53 million by 2012. At 17 percent of the U.S. population now, Hispanics surpass African Americans as the country’s largest minority group. Generally when a minority group’s numbers hit and surpass the 10 percent threshold, the majority in the U.S. becomes...
  • Dead Body Falls Out of Coroner's Van Along Busy Road

    07/13/2014 11:13:10 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 26 replies
    http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/ ^ | july 13, 2014 | Alison Burdo
    Drivers traveling on a busy Bucks County, Pennsylvania, road on Friday had to navigate an unusual obstruction -- a gurney carrying a corpse. A Bucks County Coroner's Office van was traveling down the 100 block of E. Street Road in Lower Southampton, Pennsylvania, around noon when the vehicle's rear door malfunctioned, the coroner's office confirms. The body then rolled out of the van and onto the road near the Bucks Crossing Shopping Center.
  • Mick Jagger blamed by Brazil fans for their 7-1 World Cup defeat

    07/13/2014 10:41:11 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 30 replies
    NME ^ | July 9, 2014 21:54 | no byline
    Brazilian TV station dubs Stones frontman 'the biggest jinx in history' after he attended the match Mick Jagger has been blamed by a Brazilian TV station for Brazil’s record-breaking 7-1 World Cup semi-final defeat by Germany yesterday (July 8). Jagger has endured a six-game losing streak at the World Cup since 2010, by publicly endorsing countries who promptly lose. It even led to Brazil fans dressing cut-outs of The Rolling Stones singer in the colours of Chile and Colombia before their victories over those countries. But they lost when Jagger and his son Lucas attended the Germany game in Belo...
  • Things That Go Boom!

    07/13/2014 10:36:43 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/13/2014 | N/A
    12 film clips of bridges, buildings, power plants etc being demo'd. They all blowed-up real good. Except for the one spectator who got a chunk of metal in his leg...
  • Pro-Israel students ‘assaulted’ at Boston protest

    07/13/2014 9:59:25 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 3 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | July 13, 2014 | Matt Lebovic
    BOSTON – A protest outside Israel’s consular offices in downtown Boston turned ugly Friday when 100 anti-Israel demonstrators “swarmed” some dozen Israel supporters. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign up! Surrounded by pro-Palestinian activists chanting “Jesus killers” and “drop dead,” several pro-Israel students claimed they were “physically assaulted” by the protesters at the rally’s close. Whereas the pro-Israel supporters were mainly university students, the anti-Israel crowd was largely female, and older, accompanied by a dozen children holding signs and helping chant about “Israeli apartheid” and “war crimes.” Post-rally, the...
  • GOP Establisment: Congress Should Give Obama 'Blank Check' to Address Border Crisis

    07/13/2014 9:47:41 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/12/2014 | Tony Lee
    While liberal activists keep pushing Democrats to make more concessions regarding the flood of illegal immigrant children across the border, GOP consultants in D.C. are suggesting that Republicans roll over and approve President Barack Obama's request for $3.7 billion without any concessions. And they are doing so to liberal outlets like the Huffington Post. Al Cardenas, the Chairman of the American Conservative Union, told the liberal outlet that the border crisis is actually an excuse to pass comprehensive amnesty legislation. He said this is a "crisis in need of a solution, and that's what you go to Congress for." Sen....
  • Eric Holder Blasts Sarah Palin, Says Some Obama Critics are Racists

    07/13/2014 9:35:21 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 40 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | Newsmax, do not see an actual Author
    Attorney General Eric Holder slammed former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin Sunday, saying she is neither a very good legal scholar nor an effective vice presidential candidate. He also said he believed that some critics of the president attack him because he is the nation's first black president. Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/eric-holder-palin-obama/2014/07/13/id/582335#ixzz37Mo2GJX3 Urgent: Should Obamacare Be Repealed? Vote Here Now!
  • How a Raid in Benghazi Helped Shape Citigroup’s $7 Billion Settlement

    07/13/2014 9:09:03 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 1 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7-13-2014 | BEN PROTESS, JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG and MICHAEL CORKERY
    But an event a world away that day in June unexpectedly changed the Justice Department’s plans. The capture of a suspect in the deadly attack on the United States Mission in Benghazi, Libya, led federal prosecutors to conclude that those headlines would overshadow the Citigroup case. The prosecutors, knowing that the Citigroup case represented one of their last chances to send a public message that the government was holding Wall Street accountable for the crisis, were loath to squander that opportunity.
  • How Obama has used executive powers compared to his predecessors

    07/13/2014 8:56:15 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7-10-2014 | Sebastian Payne
    Is President Obama abusing his executive powers? His opponents are having fun by constantly reinforcing the notion that he’s out of control – and obviously, needs to be sued/impeached. But as we’ve explained on The Fix before, the number of executive orders signed by Obama isn't huge. In fact out of the last 10 presidents, he’s signed the least amount of executive orders on average per year: But how far-reaching have Obama’s orders and actions been and how do they compare to what other presidents have done? On immigration, the president has signed orders to halt the deportation of those who...
  • 4 Gun Nut Talking Points Debunked By A Gun Owner (Super Barf)

    07/13/2014 8:40:50 AM PDT · by Celerity · 30 replies
    Forward Progressives ^ | 7/11/14 | Manny Schewitz
    (Excerpted) 1. Liberals just want to take away guns, just like Hitler: If I had five bucks for every time I’ve witnessed Godwin’s Law in action, I’d be sitting on the front porch of my vacation home in the Bahamas, looking at my 55′ sportfisher tied up to the dock. Almost every gun nut you deal with will inevitably mention Hitler, because gun nuts have been conditioned by the NRA to point to Nazi Germany as proof that the march to fascism and tyranny involves stricter regulation of guns. Except, there’s this one little fact: In 1938, under Nazi rule,...
  • Obama's Foreign Invasion 2014 : TREASON using Illegal Children as "Trojan Horse" MILTARY WEAPONS

    07/13/2014 8:38:51 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 7 replies
    Patton@Bastogne ^ | 2014-07-13 | Patton@Bastogne
    . Sunday : July 13, 2014 Obama's Foreign Invasion 2014 : Act of TREASON using Illegal Children as "Trojan Horse" MILTARY WEAPONS ===================================================== It's my prediction that President (King) Obama's strategic agenda is to allow the INVASION of a MILLION disease-ridden "children" and Drug Cartel Criminals as the "shock troops" for the ultimate destruction of the United States Republic ... ... an unstoppable action, unless a genuine miracle occurs. Even if the sodomite "King" Obama were impeached and removed from office, then President Biden would double-down on Obama's strategic goals, and allow an additional five million Illegals to this MILITARY...
  • Times Square becoming worst place on earth

    07/13/2014 8:29:40 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 13, 2014 | Michael Gartland and Stephanie Pagones
    It’s called the Crossroads of the World, but these days it’s the Worst Place on Earth. Traffic, tourists, construction, commuters and a seemingly endless array of cartoon characters, nudists and hawkers, add up to a nightmare on the Great White Way.
  • Red Sea Region Parting in Massive Split

    07/13/2014 8:17:38 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 15 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 7-19-2006 | Stefan Lovgren
    In a new study, scientists have determined that a recent tear in Earth's continental crust near the sea is the largest single rip seen since satellite monitoring began. For the past 30 million years the Arabian tectonic plate has been moving away from the African (Nubian) plate at the Red Sea. But the rift, in which Earth's crust is being stretched and thinned, is not happening smoothly. Most of the time the plates are stuck together. But in September of last year they split apart along a 37-mile (60-kilometer) section in Afar, Ethiopia (Ethiopia map), near the southern end of...
  • Sarah Palin: Obama Getting ‘Buzzed On Suds’ While Country Drowns

    07/13/2014 8:07:30 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 9 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | July 12 2014 | (unsigned that I can see)
    Sarah Palin and President Barack Obama probably won’t be getting together for a beer anytime soon. Palin joined the chorus of those assailing the president for taking the time to drink beer and play pool during an interlude in his recent big-ticket campaign fundraising trips to Colorado and Texas, yet refusing to schedule a visit the southern border for a first-hand look at the ongoing illegal immigration surge. Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/1348369/sarah-palin-obama-getting-buzzed-on-suds-while-country-drowns/#ee7VBoasVzk1rJKW.99
  • Woman turns gun on carjacker, shoots him (Couldn't drive Stick-Put gun down)

    07/13/2014 8:04:38 AM PDT · by equalator · 24 replies
    WSB-TV ^ | 7-11-2014
    Chafee said the woman let him in and Fontana told her, "We're going to have some fun." The woman also described Fontana as having a weird laugh. Police said Fontana got frustrated because he didn't know how to drive a manual transmission. He put the gun down in his lap and the woman grabbed it and tried to get out of the car. “The suspect grabbed her, bit her several times and attempted to pull her back in the vehicle,” Chafee said. Investigators said Fontana bit her on the arm, leaving visible marks, and at some point she used his...
  • 1 killed, 2 injured: Russia vows response to Ukraine shelling Russian city

    07/13/2014 8:01:35 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 25 replies
    RT ^ | 7-13-2014 | RT
    An artillery shell from Ukraine has hit a private house in the Rostov region of Russia, killing a citizen and leaving two more injured. The Russian Foreign Ministry promises heavy consequences. Reportedly up to six mortar shells exploded on Sunday in the small Russian town of Donetsk, which has the same name as the Ukrainian city and is situated right on the Ukrainian border. Ukraine’s charge d'affaires in Russia has been summoned to the Foreign Ministry where he was handed a note of protest in the strongest terms. The Russian Foreign Ministry has called the shelling “an obviously aggressive act”...
  • FIFA World Cup Championship: Germany V Argentina 3pm EDT ABC TV; Univison - Thread

    07/13/2014 7:50:19 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 42 replies
    FIFA World Cup Championship: Germany V Argentina 3pm EDT ABC TV; Univison - Thread
  • Wanted: True Conservative Mettle (starts off mentioning Sarah Palin, though more general)

    07/13/2014 7:38:37 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 18 replies
    The Ledger.com ^ | Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 11:47 p.m. | By MICHAEL GERSON WASHINGTON POST
    WASHINGTON | A few recent developments have revealed the tea party temperament in its most distilled, potent form. Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin called for the impeachment of President Barack Obama on the theory that his border policies are "the last straw that makes the battered wife say, ‘no mas.' " (excerpt)
  • The Shape-Shifter: Andy Serkis is Hollywood's Most Bankable Invisible Actor

    07/13/2014 6:52:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    He's been Gollum and King Kong, and plays Caesar in this month's ''Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.'' Over the past decade, Andy Serkis has quietly become Hollywood's most bankable invisible actor. Next, he'll transform again, for ''Star Wars: Episode VII.'' It's the eyes. In the flesh, Andy Serkis doesn't especially resemble his character from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (rated PG-13, out July 11). Walking fully upright and dressed in a black shirt and jeans with holes in both front pockets, he's looking pretty Homo sapiens—not at all like Caesar, the chimpanzee star of the rebooted...
  • moving all the data from one laptop to another...help

    07/13/2014 6:49:41 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 44 replies
    myself | 7-13-14 | TZ
    I was given the gift of a new laptop- HP Pavilion Smartouch 17. not my first choice, but it was a nice gift and the giver knew my old Toshiba Satellite L505-a6946 is dying and that I'm too cheap to buy a new one. The Satellite uses Vista and the new HP is Windows 8.1 . I need to know what's the best(easiest) way to move all my data from one to the other including AVG,Hitman Pro, Malwarebytes,emails(Outlook)and other vital programs. While I'm at it, I assume it came with all sorts of unwanted 'bloatware' so I will need to...
  • VANITY--Another GOOD Reason Never to Start a Family in New York State

    Coverage Expansion Through Age 29 Who is eligible? In order to participate, the “Age 29” law requires the coverage, the young adult’s parent, and the young adult to meet certain requirements. The Coverage The coverage must: Be a group or group remittance health insurance policy that includes coverage for dependents; Be issued in New York State and subject to New York State laws; and Be fully insured (this benefit does not apply to self-funded plans). Please contact your employer, employee benefits administrator or insurance company to find out what state laws apply to the policy and if your coverage is...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Planetary Nebula NGC 2818 from Hubble

    07/13/2014 6:09:41 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    NASA ^ | July 13, 2014 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: NGC 2818 is a beautiful planetary nebula, the gaseous shroud of a dying sun-like star. It could well offer a glimpse of the future that awaits our own Sun after spending another 5 billion years or so steadily using up hydrogen at its core, and then finally helium, as fuel for nuclear fusion. Curiously, NGC 2818 seems to lie within an open star cluster, NGC 2818A, that is some 10,000 light-years distant toward the southern constellation Pyxis (the Compass). At the distance of the star cluster, the nebula would be about 4 light-years across. But accurate velocity measurements show...
  • THE WORST PRESIDENT?

    07/13/2014 5:27:06 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 47 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 7/12/2014 | David M. Shribman
    Wow. A reputable poll shows that the public believes Barack Obama is the worst president since World War II. Worse than Richard M. Nixon, driven from the presidency by Watergate? Much. Worse than Jimmy Carter, for decades the very symbol of the feckless chief executive? Loads. Worse than George W. Bush, still a lightning rod on the left and a symbol of disappointment on the right? Definitely. These startling poll results set loose the predictable reaction: A flurry of told-you-so nods on the right and a fusillade of this-tells-us-nothing assertions on the left. For once, they're both right. Obama is...
  • World Cup 2014: Joachim Low eyes years of Germany success

    07/13/2014 3:22:13 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 7 replies
    BBC News ^ | 07/12/2014 | Phil McNulty
    As Germany seek their first World Cup win since 1990, when they beat Argentina in Rome, Low, 54, relished the prospect of re-writing the history books with winning on this continent. "We know we can write history," he said. "In the past we have never had this. Latin Americans, on this continent, have dominated all the time. So why not? This could be an additional joy for us if we were to win as Europeans on Latin American soil." And the prospect of facing Messi as he tries to emulate Diego Maradona, who inspired Argentina to their last World Cup...
  • Dorothy Gray – Radioactive Cold Cream

    07/13/2014 3:21:06 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 10 replies
    Best Old Commercials ^ | current | Dorothy Gray Ltd.
    Ah, the 1950′s. Scares of Commies, Atomic bombs, and blacks. However, we weren’t so scared of radiation, even rubbing it right into our skin. Dorothy Gray was the best cold cream at cleaning your face because it was imbued with the power of radiation, which would melt the dirty right out of your pores. Hilarious they even test the cold cream on the model’s face by reading it with a Geiger Counter. I’d call this product “Snake Oil” except I’m pretty convinced that it actually did work. Radioactive products in the 1940s and 1950s were considered modern, powerful, wave-of-the-future type...
  • Desmond Tutu: I support assisted dying

    07/13/2014 3:06:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12:06AM BST 13 Jul 2014 | Miranda Prynne
    Desmond Tutu has supported calls for a rethink on the Church of England’s stance on assisted dying claiming life should not be preserved “at any cost”. The retired Anglican archbishop said laws to stop people being allowed help to end their lives removed their “human right to dignity”. Tutu branded the treatment of Nelson Mandela, who was kept alive through a long and painful illness which saw him wheeled in and out of hospital and forced to take part in PR-driven photo shoots, an “affront to Madiba’s dignity”. He claimed he did not want his own life to be “prolonged...
  • Uxbridge [MA] police warn against pooping onto passing trains

    07/13/2014 1:17:33 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 50 replies
    WCVB - Boston ^ | Jul 11, 2014
    UXBRIDGE, Mass. —Uxbridge police say vandals have gone beyond graffiti along railroad tracks to a more disgusting crime. People are pooping on trains (seriously) as the trains pass under overpasses in town, the Uxbridge police write in a post on their Facebook page. -snip- The police have issued a stern warning, "If we catch you with your pants down defecating on the train you will be charged with everything we can find that fits the elements to the crime."
  • FIFA World Cup Final to be filmed in pioneering 360° Ultra HD

    07/13/2014 12:19:13 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 62 replies
    fifa.com ^ | 12 July 2014 | fifa
    The 2014 FIFA World Cup™ Production of the Final Match will pioneer a 360-degree viewing experience thanks to a panoramic, Ultra HD OmniCam developed by scientists at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute in Berlin. Football fans will be able to re-live all the drama and emotion of the 13 July match between Germany and Argentina in this ground-breaking format for the first time at the new FIFA World Football Museum in Zürich, which is scheduled to open its doors to the public in early 2016. The innovation is the latest visual technology to be introduced by FIFA as part of...
  • Proforce Equipment Snugpak Jungle Blanket (VANITY - goin' camping, have you bought one?)

    07/13/2014 12:02:15 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 21 replies
    VANITY | 7/13/2014 | VANITY
    I am reading that this is a decent woobi replacement. Has anyone purchased this Proforce Equipment Snugpak Jungle Blanket http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BTHREMK/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A36ZAOEPX7I0P8
  • Financing still a mystery as Nicaragua plans giant canal

    07/12/2014 11:48:44 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 20 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 7-9-2014 | Lucy Westcott
    The Chinese tycoon behind a plan to build a mammoth interoceanic waterway to compete with the Panama Canal whisked into Nicaragua last week and, in several appearances, including one with President Daniel Ortega, affirmed that “the biggest construction project in the history of mankind” has a green light. In a lengthy appearance on state television Tuesday night, Ortega sat next to Wang Jing, the Chinese telecommunications magnate who has been pushing the plan, and pledged that the proposed canal “will permit the country to eradicate poverty and misery.”
  • ‘Vile stuff out there’: Jake Tapper notes pathetic #HitlerWasRight trend

    07/12/2014 11:31:34 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 25 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 7-12-2014
    CNN’s Jake Tapper has taken notice of two disturbing hashtags that have recently surfaced, apparently in response to Israel’s Operation Protective Edge: #HitlerWasRight and #HitlerDidNothingWrong. And as he notes, Adolf Hitler was no friend to the Arabs. That hasn’t stopped the hashtags from spreading, though.
  • President Obama: "Are You Gay?" Guy: “Only When I’m Having Sex!” *bumps fist*

    07/12/2014 11:26:56 PM PDT · by Innovative · 35 replies
    Buzzfeed Politics ^ | July 12, 2014 | Anita Badejo
    Webb, who is also a comedian and retired musician, wasn’t about to miss his opportunity to say whatever he wanted to a sitting president. So, after he had introduced himself and the president was signing a reportedly $300 bill, he slammed his hand on the counter. “Equal rights for gay people!” he exclaimed. Obama reacted without missing a beat. “Are you gay?” Taken aback by the directness of the question, he said, Webb responded, “Only when I’m having sex!” The president laughed, then, realizing there was a group of children near the two, said, “Not in front of the kids!”...
  • They’re Dropping Like Middle Initials

    07/12/2014 10:53:55 PM PDT · by jocon307 · 29 replies
    In 1991, I was preparing to publish my first book, about a year I spent teaching junior high school in Japan. Stephen Birmingham, the author of “Our Crowd” and an acquaintance of my parents, offered to give me a blurb but recommended one change: that I drop the middle initial from my name on the cover. As a 26-year-old, baby-faced writer, I was eager to appear older and more sophisticated, so I ignored him. I’ve regretted it ever since. I thought of that incident this spring when the actress Ann B. Davis from “The Brady Bunch” died at 88. Her...
  • IBM's $3bn bet on next-gen computers: Carbon nanotubes, neuro chips

    07/12/2014 10:46:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    theregister.co.uk ^ | 9 Jul 2014 | Jack Clark,
    IBM boffins have been given a tidy $3bn cash pile to solve a problem that lurks not too far in our future. That problem is the imminent breakdown in conventional chip operation and chip materials as we shrink transistor gates from today's 14nm process size to 10nm and 7nm. At around 7nm, which most industry observers expect we will hit in the early 2020s, things start to get really unpleasant. More and more jostling electrons jump in and out of gates against processor designers' wishes, leading to a frustrating problem known as gate current leakage. ... These investment areas include:...
  • Hobby Lobby, Pay for my Birth Control

    07/12/2014 10:13:35 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | 7-12-14 | Julie Borowski
    This video is supposed to be satire about the liberal reaction to the Hobby Lobby decision but it sounds almost like an accurate depiction.
  • LeBron: World Cup final ‘bigger’ than NBA finals

    07/12/2014 9:33:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 12, 2014 7:56 PM EDT | Stephen Wade
    Just a few hours after arriving in Brazil, LeBron James sized up the World Cup final and said it trumps the NBA finals. “This is the highest you can get,” James said Saturday, a day after announcing he was returning to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. “This is bigger than the NBA finals in the sense that it’s the world and you have so many countries here.” …
  • Can heart attack damage be reversed?

    07/12/2014 8:51:48 PM PDT · by Innovative · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | July 12, 2014 | Caleb Hellerman
    An hour's drive to the southeast, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Dr. Eduardo Marban has recently launched an experiment to help patients like Karpman. Marban led one of the earlier stem cell trials, using cells taken by biopsy from the patient's own heart. The cells were multiplied in a laboratory for two to three weeks and then reinfused through a catheter. At the time, says Marban, it was thought that the stem cells themselves turned into new heart muscle and blood vessels. "In fact, the more we learned, the more we realized that that's not what these cells...
  • What movie should have had a sequel?

    07/12/2014 8:29:26 PM PDT · by MNDude · 239 replies
    Most of the times, it is better off if the sequel to a movie was not made. There are probably a few movies that would have been nice to have one. Which movie(s) do you think should have had a sequel?
  • Strange lights over western Travis county

    07/12/2014 8:09:43 PM PDT · by Arrowhead1952 · 86 replies
    None | Today | Me
    My wife and I witnessed a single light heading from low in the sky from the Austin area and headed NW over our area in Lago Vista about an hour ago. We were sitting outside waiting for the unusually bright moon to come up which was a bust. I had just gotten outside after my shower after my shift at the local hardware store, sat down and she said "What the hell is that?" pointing to the east. Whatever it was, was a mercury vapor colored light traveling at a high rate of speed and broke into two lights. No...
  • World Cup 2014: Netherlands Defeats Brazil in Third-Place Match

    07/12/2014 7:52:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/12/2014 | Duncan Irving
    Host nation Brazil’s miserable run of form at the World Cup continued with a 3-0 loss to the Netherlands in the third-place playoff in Brasília on Saturday afternoon. Any hopes of Brazil saving face at its own party evaporated within two minutes, when Thiago Silva pulled down Arjen Robben on the edge of the area. Silva, who missed the 7-1 semifinal rout against Germany through suspension and was supposed to bring stability to a shaky Brazilian backline, was lucky only to receive a yellow card for the foul. Robin van Persie made no mistake with the penalty, firing his spot...
  • Heroes and zeroes

    07/12/2014 7:49:29 PM PDT · by burgereater · 49 replies
    The heroes and zeroes of the presidential elections I've voted in. Heroes: Reagan, Bush Sr, Dole, Bush Jr, McCain, Romney Zeroes: Carter, Mondale, Dukakis, Clinton, Gore, Kerry, Obama The pattern is obvious! Hoping and praying that it goes republican in 2016. I've not just voted for but campaigned for every hero on the entire list!
  • Yoko's Latest Advice-Tweet; " Count All the Words In The Book w/o Reading Them..."

    07/12/2014 6:28:29 PM PDT · by lee martell · 50 replies
    July 12, 2014 | lee martell
    I just saw Yoko Ono's latest Advice Tweet; "Count All The Words In The Book Without Reading Them, Count All The Objects In The Room Without Classifying Them." My first impluse was to roll my eyes, shrug and say, There she goes again. I still have that reaction to some degree, but it's not as simplistic and vacuous as may first appear. What may appear as an unfettered indulgence of somewhat with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, could also be seen an a cerebral exercise of the imagination. A 'jumping off point' for conventional, linear logic, if you will. Then again, she...
  • World Cup Final: Magical Messi or United Germany?

    07/12/2014 5:55:02 PM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 28 replies
    ABC ^ | July 11, 2014 | Mattias Karen
    The most entertaining World Cup in a generation comes down to a final match that pits the planet's best player against the tournament's best team. Lionel Messi will lead Argentina out against Germany at Maracana Stadium on Sunday for a game that will define careers, cement legacies and be watched by a global audience of about a billion viewers. And it's a matchup that means more to both sides than just a chance to lift one of the most hallowed trophies in sports. For Messi, it's a chance to firmly make his case for being perhaps the greatest ever to...
  • The Common Core Movie: "Despicable Them"

    07/12/2014 5:33:35 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 3 replies
    RantRave.com ^ | June 29, 2014 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Okay, this is the day I do a favor for Universal Pixs. Here, free of charge, is a bold new concept for a cartoon action comedy. Not just a concept, mind you, but a high concept. That's what Hollywood loves. Okay here it is. You have this gang of no-goodniks who want to destroy the public schools in Typical Town, USA. Not just destroy the schools but get rich for doing it! Crime-wise, that's thinking big-big-big. In the opening scenes, we can clearly see that these are bad hombres with cold hearts. Their crooked grins suggest a lifetime of larceny...
  • Two referees at World Cup suspected of match-fixing...

    07/12/2014 5:17:33 PM PDT · by pieceofthepuzzle · 16 replies
    Daily Mail (Mail Online) ^ | 7/6/2014 | NICK HARRIS
    Two referees working at the World Cup have been identified as strong suspects in the fixing of international games, the Mail on Sunday can reveal. Sources say FIFA were informed during the current tournament that there is evidence of alleged past malpractice by at least two officials on duty. FIFA gather intelligence from associations and anti-corruption partners around the world on an ongoing basis. In recent times they have been swifter to act on intelligence than in the past. But it is understood that by the time the latest information filtered up to FIFA’s security hierarchy in Brazil, the two...
  • Black conservative joins Palin's impeachment rallying cry

    07/12/2014 5:09:41 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 15 replies
    Renew America ^ | July 12 2014 | Lloyd Marcus
    I have said it before and I will say it again, I love Sarah Palin. Governor Palin has come out strongly calling for the impeachment of President Obama. I say, "Way to go sister!"
  • U.S. is Obama's 'battered wife,' says Sarah Palin

    07/12/2014 5:05:31 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 9 replies
    The Hamilton Spectator ^ | July 12 2014 | Mitch Potter
    WASHINGTON The fever-swamp fantasy coursing through conservative America — that Barack Obama one day soon will be frog-marched out of office for "high crimes and misdemeanours" — is proving astonishingly resilient. (see link for full Article)
  • 'Don't hate the men who killed my husband' Brave widow calls for forgiveness of two men (Barf)

    07/12/2014 4:42:32 PM PDT · by equalator · 54 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7-12-2014 | Snejana Farberov
    Two North Carolina men are facing the death penalty in the murder of a young volunteer firefighter last December - but the victim’s wife says she has already forgiven them. Jalend Turner, 19, and Khari McClelland, 23, have been charged with first-degree murder for allegedly gunning down 25-year-old Marcus Kauffman during a burglary at his Rowan County home in December 2013. Kauffman, who served on the Scotch Irish Volunteer Fire Department, was shot in the head and died three weeks later from his injuries at Carolinas Medical Center.
  • Updated: Possible start of ground incursion into Gaza by Israel

    07/12/2014 4:36:54 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 138 replies
    Facebook ^ | July 12, 2014 | Gadi Adelman
    There is no mainstream media report of this yet (that I was able to find). Pray for Israel! Please remove this post, Admin Moderator, if this is not appropriate. Gadi Adelman, host of America Akbar Radio, just posted (I shared on my page to keep it at the top): "URGENT! BREAKING AS I WRITE THIS... Israel is currently starting the ground invasion in to Gaza! It is currently 2am local time in Israel, they are shelling from the ground, small arms are being used and a reporter in Gaza just stated that he has seen Israeli Special Forces landing on...