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  • CERN researchers confirm existence of the Force

    04/01/2015 1:23:36 AM PDT · by Krosan · 9 replies
    CERN ^ | 1 Apr 2015 | Cian O'Luanaigh
    Researchers at the Large Hadron Collider just recently started testing the accelerator for running at the higher energy of 13 TeV, and already they have found new insights into the fundamental structure of the universe. Though four fundamental forces – the strong force, the weak force, the electromagnetic force and gravity – have been well documented and confirmed in experiments over the years, CERN announced today the first unequivocal evidence for the Force. “Very impressive, this result is,” said a diminutive green spokesperson for the laboratory.
  • Twizzlers Spilled All Over I-70 In Westmoreland County

    04/01/2015 12:01:19 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    CBS Pittsburgh ^ | March 12, 2015 | CBS Pittsburgh
    ROSTRAVER (KDKA)- Police had to redirect traffic around a messy crash along Interstate 70 in Westmoreland County. Around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, a tractor-trailer swerved and hit a barrier, which split the trailer wide open. This crash happened in the construction zone between exit 44 (Arnold City) and exit 43 (Fayette City/Donora). The big rig was hauling Twizzlers licorice, which spilled all over the highway. I-70 was closed for several hours while crews cleaned up the mess. The truck driver was not seriously hurt in the crash. Foggy conditions in the area may have played a role in the crash.
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... April, May and June 2015

    03/31/2015 11:13:52 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 4 replies
    April 1, 2015 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • The Story of Earth: How Life and Rocks Co-Evolved

    03/31/2015 8:58:02 PM PDT · by onedoug · 20 replies
    Carnegie Institution for Science ^ | 29 JUL 2014 | Robert Hazen, Lecturer
    Incredible (IMHO) exposition of the co-dependence of "evolutionary" minerology and biology.
  • The MSNBC ratings keep getting worse

    03/31/2015 8:25:02 PM PDT · by PROCON · 38 replies
    politico.com ^ | March 31, 2015 | DYLAN BYERS
    Just when you thought things couldn't get any worse for MSNBC, along came the quarterly ratings reports. In both daytime and prime time, MSNBC endured its lowest quarterly demo numbers in a decade, and its total viewership since the final quarter of 2007. Prime-time viewership was down 45 percent in the demo from the first quarter of 2014, while daytime viewership was down 39 percent in the demo. On Tuesday, while Fox News and CNN were boasting their own quarterly numbers -- Fox News remained dominant, CNN made major strides in the demo -- MSNBC chose to focus on the...
  • NY to LA. 26 Hours. 28 Minutes. (New transcontinental driving record.

    03/31/2015 6:33:41 PM PDT · by nascarnation · 81 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | 3/31/2015 | Jack Baruth
    March 28-29, 2015 Departure: Red Ball Parking Garage – 142 East 31st Street, NY, NY 10016 Arrival: R10 Social House – 179 N Harbor Dr, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 13 states – NY, NJ, WV, PA, OH, IL, IN, MO, OK, TX, NM, AZ, CA 2811.5 miles in 26 hours, 28 minutes, 13 seconds 106.21 mph Overall Average 23 Minutes 17 Seconds Stopped 107.79 mph Moving Average 3 Fuel Stops: 8m13s, 11m29s and 3m35s 70 Gallons Fuel Capacity ~230 Gallons of E85 used 12.22 MPG
  • Obama’s Strategy on Climate Change, Part of Global Deal, Is Revealed ( Executive Action)

    03/31/2015 6:32:18 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 3/31/2015 | CORAL DAVENPORT
    WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday introduced President Obama’s blueprint for cutting greenhouse gas emissions in the United States by nearly a third over the next decade. Mr. Obama’s plan, part of a formal written submission to the United Nations ahead of efforts to forge a global climate change accord in Paris in December, detailed the United States’ part of an ambitious joint pledge made by Mr. Obama and President Xi Jinping of China in November. The United States and China are the world’s two largest greenhouse gas polluters. Mr. Obama said the United States would cut its emissions...
  • Sushi parasite inspires worm test for cancer

    Dogs do it. Rats do it. Even some people seem to be able to sniff out cancer and other diseases. Now we can add the humble roundworm to the list of super-smellers. Japanese researchers have discovered that Caenorhabditis elegans worms can detect cancer in people's urine. They are working with technology companies Hitachi and Johnan to turn the finding into a diagnostic test that can be used to catch the disease in its early stages. "In existing tests, people must have different examinations according to the type of cancer they have", says Takaaki Hirotsu from Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan,...
  • Israel, US Allies Feel Obama Is Abandoning Them for Iran

    03/31/2015 6:03:51 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 27 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | March 31, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel — March 31, 2015 … Part of the following was communicated by the Prime Minister’s Office to the Israel News Agency. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today addressed the opening of the 20th Knesset. “The greatest threat to our security and to our future was and remains Iran’s effort to arm itself with nuclear weapons,” said Netanyahu. “The agreement being formulated in Lausanne paves the way to this outcome. It seems that it will leave in Iran’s possession underground installations, the nuclear reactor at Arak and advanced centrifuges, the same things that only a...
  • LHC restart: 'Experimental' current blast fixes glitch

    03/31/2015 6:00:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    bbc ^ | Jonathan Webb
    The short circuit delaying the restart of the Large Hadron Collider has been fixed, after a blast of high current melted the metal particle responsible. It is now likely that the LHC will see beams of protons racing around its 27km circumference early next week. The massive machine's second run, after a two-year refit, had faced a delay of up to several weeks after the glitch was discovered ten days ago. But now only much more routine tests remain to be completed. Cern, the European organisation for nuclear research, announced on Tuesday that Run Two of the collider was "back...
  • Are there no Religious leaders in Indiana standing with Pence?

    03/31/2015 5:53:28 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    3/31/15 | sff
    Lots of religious leaders stood next to Mike Pence when he signed the bill into law. Then the liberal fascists began screaming...and people scattered. There needs to be a public stand with this man--where are the people of Indiana???
  • Tomorrow Never Came in BBC Search for Venezuelan Goods

    03/31/2015 5:40:05 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 31, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Daniel Pardo of BBC Mundo went on a shopping spree to see how many household goods he could find while waiting on the notoriously long lines in Venezuela. On the first day he was able to obtain a grand total of only three items out of a shopping list of eight but promised he would return the next day to see if he could get any of the rest. Well, as far as the world knows tomorrow never came. In fact, following the  March 16 Spanish language broadcast of his first day shopping for the three items, it seems Daniel Pardo never returned....
  • Medical exec ... fired over video of him berating Chick-fil-A staff still unemployed (shortened)

    03/31/2015 5:35:52 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 54 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12:48 EST, 26 March 2015 | Updated: 05:24 EST, 27 March 2015 | By Myriah Towner and James Nye
    An ex-CFO and Chick-fil-A protestor who lost his job after posting a video rant against one of the chain's employees has since lost his home and lives on food stamps. Adam Mark Smith, 37, who worked for an Arizona-based medical device manufacturer, was shamed after the 2012 YouTube video was posted showing him berating employee Rachel Elizabeth. The video which expressed his disdain over the firm's anti-gay marriage stance went viral, and left him unemployed and forced to lose his home. Nearly three years later, the married father of four is still searching for a job and his family previously...
  • Associated Press examining its use of the Redskins name

    03/31/2015 5:07:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    Yardbarker ^ | March 31, 2015 | Matt Yoder
    The Redskins nickname has been the forgotten NFL controversy of the past several months. With concussions and domestic violence dominating the off-field headlines, the nickname debate circling around the Washington NFL franchise has moved to the backburner recently. However, some interesting developments from The Associated Press could move it back front and center. The organization is considering whether to make a ruling against the polarizing nickname when it comes to the influential AP Stylebook.
  • Priest greeted by strangers discovers doppelganger neighbour

    03/31/2015 4:52:30 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 33 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | April 1, 2015 | Gregory Walton
    When retired priest Neil Richardson, 69, moved to Braintree, Essex he was constantly greeted by complete strangers who insisted on calling him John. Baffled by their persistence, Mr Richardson thought nothing of it until some time later the reason for the confusion became apparent. John Jemison, 74, a retired headteacher is the spitting image of Mr Richardson and lives just miles away. When the doppelgangers finally bumped into each other, they even discovered that they has attended the same college and had both worked as religious knowledge teachers. Mr Richardson, 69, said: "Complete strangers were coming up to me and...
  • Man meticulously documents affair with his secretary 1969-1970: Here are his records

    03/31/2015 4:48:49 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 25 replies
    dangerousminds.net ^ | march 30, 2015
    The story would be dull—clichéd even—without the voyeuristic thrill that comes with the intimate details: a married German businessman and his married secretary, Margret, have a brief affair from 1969 to 1970. Everything you see here came from a suitcase purchased at an estate auction 30 years after the affair, and it’s an utterly engrossing collection of artifacts. Not only did the unnamed businessman photograph the intimate moments before and after sex (including shots of dresses he bought for her—on the hanger, then on her, then on the bed), he kept keepsakes, including a lock of hair and an empty birth control...
  • ‘A Very, Very Good Day': Lakewood Girl Gets New Hand From 3-D Printer

    03/31/2015 4:36:36 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    ktla.com ^ | Melissa Pamer and Nerissa Knight,
    Faith’s left forearm and hand were amputated when she was 9 months old, according to Build It Workspace, where her new limb was printed in 24 hours. It took less than a month to design and plan for the hand, and the final pieces were printed Tuesday morning. The family was put in touch with Build It Workspace President Mark Lengsfeld through the Lucky Fin Project, a nonprofit devoted to children with different abilities related to their limbs. Lengsfeld authorized full use of the facility to make Faith’s hand. “It’s just an amazing opportunity to be here just to help...
  • Debbie Wasserman Decides Not To Run For Senate.Guess She Was Afraid Of Allen West?

    03/31/2015 4:09:57 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 33 replies
    Now why did Congresswoman Wasserman change her mind about two weeks ago? Was she looking at the polls? Reading the Tea-Leaves? Just found out that she was the number one laughing stock for Florida? Or maybe the possibility that Allen West is considering running? Now that would of been a debate the entire country would of loved to have seen. Allen West VS Debbie Wasserman would of been a mirror image of Ted Cruz VS Warren or Hillary. A Bloodbath!
  • Hillary Rodham Nixon — Even He Didn't Destroy The Tapes

    03/31/2015 4:09:37 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 24 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 31, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: RNC Chairman Reince Priebus reminds us of the similarity between the 18-1/2-minute gap that doomed a presidency and an email server wiped clean by a lawyer who served on a Watergate committee staff. Hillary Clinton should know better, know that the cover-up is often worse than any crime, for she once worked as a member of the impeachment inquiry staff for the House Judiciary Committee investigating the "third-rate burglary" at the Watergate Hotel that doomed Richard Nixon's presidency. The end came when tapes of presidential conversations were found and became public knowledge with one tape containing that famous 18-1/2-minute...
  • Gun Advice

    03/31/2015 3:59:50 PM PDT · by jstaff · 51 replies
    Bersa Thunder .380, 2 mags, brand new in box, $275 out the door. Yes or no.
  • Saudi Arabia: Genetic tests lead to 165,000 break-ups

    03/31/2015 3:39:55 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    According to Dr Saidi, 60% of couples end their engagements after receiving their results, which he says is a sign of success. "The high percentage of failed engagements due to medical risks shows that the society has become more educated and aware of the importance of physical health," he says. "This will also save money for the family and the country." In January, a Riyadh-based genetic researcher said Saudi Arabia has one of the highest rates of genetic diseases in the world. Pre-marital health tests aim to prevent marriages between close relatives - a longstanding practice in Saudi Arabia -...
  • Seeking Ceres: Following the Brave New World Through 2015

    03/31/2015 3:28:10 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | David Dickinson
    And the good news is, you can observe Ceres from your backyard if you know exactly where to look for it with binoculars or a small telescope. We’ll admit, we had an ulterior motive on pulling the trigger on this post three months prior to opposition on July 24th, as Dawn will soon be exiting its ‘shadow phase’ and start unveiling the world to us up close. The first science observations for Dawn begin in mid-April. Ceres spends all of 2015 looping through the constellations of Capricornus, Microscopium and Sagittarius. This places it low to the south for northern hemisphere...
  • Homeschooling Continues to Grow

    03/31/2015 2:59:48 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 20 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 3-31-15 | Wes Watt
    According to the latest data available, approximately 1.7 million students are homeschooled in the United States, or 3.4 percent of the total schooling population. Interestingly, the number of Hispanic families choosing to homeschool their children grew to 15 percent from 9.8 percent in 2007. Also, when asked the most important reason for choosing to homeschool their children, 91 percent of parents responded concern for the environment at other schools (safety, drugs, peer pressure, etc.). The Silver State is known nationally as a haven for homeschooling families. According to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Report Card on American Education, Nevada...
  • 'Spirit in the Sky' Singer Norman Greenbaum Hurt in Crash That Killed Motorcyclist

    03/31/2015 2:49:01 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 54 replies
    NBC ^ | March 30, 2015 | Elisha Fieldstadt
    The singer-songwriter best known for writing and performing the 1969 hit song "Spirit in the Sky" remained in a hospital Monday, two days after he was hurt in a car crash north of San Francisco that left a motorcyclist dead, according to the California Highway Patrol. Norman Greenbaum, 72, was brought to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in critical condition after the car he was a passenger in collided with a motorcycle, according to a statement from the California Highway Patrol (CHP
  • Hacked again? Labor Dept. economist who claimed Christians vote for Nazis vanishes from Twitter

    03/31/2015 2:45:00 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 10 replies
    Wow, that is one talented hacker. As Twitchy reported yesterday, someone allegedly hacked into the Twitter account of Bureau of Labor Statistics economist Elizabeth Ashack last Friday, posting that things wouldn’t end well for Christians in red states who vote for Nazis to govern them and urging Ashack’s followers to #BoycottIndiana.
  • College Debt Bubble Crisis: 33% Of All Student Loans Are Delinquent On Repayments

    03/31/2015 1:47:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Market Daily News ^ | 03/31/2015 | Mac Slavo
    With all of that job creation being claimed by the Obama administration and disseminated by mainstream media outlets as signs of a sustained recovery youÂ’d think most college graduates would have no trouble keeping up with their bills. But new data released by the Department of Education tell a different story. According to the report as many as 33% of American college grads with student loan debt are now in delinquent status on their repayments. About one-third of borrowers with federal student loans owned by the U.S. Department of Education are late on their payments, according to new federal data.The...
  • Introducing Amazon Dash Button

    03/31/2015 1:35:29 PM PDT · by goodwithagun · 9 replies
    Dash Button is simple to set up. Use the Amazon app on your smartphone to easily connect to your home Wi-Fi network and select the product you want to reorder with Dash Button. Once connected, a single press automatically places your order. Amazon sends an order alert to your phone, so it's easy to cancel if you change your mind. Unless you elect otherwise, Dash Button responds only to your first press until your order is delivered.
  • Under Fire: The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi (book)

    03/31/2015 12:56:13 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    John Batchelor Show ^ | 31 March 2015 | John Batchelor interviews authors Fred Burton and Samuel M. Katz
    Podcast - interview of book authors 39:53
  • ‘Sick’ postcard to students compares supporters of gay marriage to Jimmy Savile (Ireland)

    03/31/2015 12:16:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    BreakingNews.ie ^ | 31/03/2015 - 13:01:20
    The students’ union at Maynooth University has described a postcard it received this morning, which compares those who support gay marriage with people who have been convicted of sexual abuse and pedophilia, as “sick”. The postcard calls for a No vote in the same sex marriage referendum in May. It states that Jimmy Savile, Gary Glitter and Rolf Harris all propagated Homosexual marriage and it calls itself the “No Way is Ireland Gay” campaign. The college voted this afternoon on whether or not to raise a Pride flag on the campus in support of equality. …
  • George Jonas: How terrorism made tragic Germanwings crash possible

    03/31/2015 11:49:58 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 8 replies
    National Post ^ | March 29, 2015 | George Jonas
    The authorities are unanimous. They say on Tuesday the co-pilot of a Lufthansa subsidiary called Germanwings deliberately flew his passenger jet into a mountain in the French Alps. There were no survivors. Flight 9525, an Airbus A320, was virtually pulverized and all 150 souls on board perished. I suggest they were the victims of terrorism. //cut A terrorist need not rise from his couch to discombobulate or demoralize whole branches of social service or activity, tying up our ability to travel or freely access information. We can be relied upon to do the terrorist’s work for him by poorly-conceived and...
  • Suicide risk advisory for ADHD drugs comes ‘out of the blue’ and has terrified families, doctor says

    03/31/2015 11:28:56 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 31 replies
    National Post ^ | March 31, 2015 | Tom Blackwell
    Health Canada may have unduly “terrified” families Monday with a surprise warning that an array of widely used ADHD drugs could boost the risk of suicidal thoughts or actions in patients, says a prominent psychiatrist. With more than four million prescriptions for the medications dispensed yearly in Canada, the regulator said new and stronger warnings will soon be included in the products’ labelling to reflect the possible suicide-related risk. It also advised patients and their families to keep an eye out for the side effect, while stressing that the drugs’ benefits continue to outweigh their potential risks. Still, one specialist...
  • A 53-acre estate, a Rolls Royce, $4m from Evander Holyfield and a plea to (Creflo $) [ed tr]

    03/31/2015 11:25:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 31, 2015 | Paul Thompson
    When mega church leader Creflo Dollar wanted a new private jet he asked his parishioners to open their hearts and wallets and help foot the $65m bill. But when it comes to his own finances, the Rev Creflo is considerably less open. Documents obtained by Daily Mail Online show that the pastor and televangelist was threatened with prison for failing to hand over documents that would reveal the source of his income. He was held in contempt of court - carrying the possibility of prison - during a messy divorce between boxer Evander Holyfield and his second wife. The preacher...
  • Hotel employee tells newspaper how hard it is to live on minimum wage, then manager fires her

    03/31/2015 11:23:05 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 36 replies
    National Post ^ | March 31, 2015 | Chico Harlan, Washington Post
    Shanna Tippen was another hourly worker at the bottom of the nation’s economy, looking forward to a 25-cent bump in the Arkansas minimum wage that would make it easier for her to buy diapers for her grandson. When I wrote about her in the Post last month, she said the minimum wage hike would bring her a bit of financial relief, but it wouldn’t lift her above the poverty line. She called me the other day to say she didn’t get to enjoy the 25-cent hike for long. After the story came out, she says she was fired from her...
  • Windows RT is dead

    03/31/2015 11:07:48 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 39 replies
    Venture Beat ^ | 3-31-2015 | Emil Protalinski
    Microsoft debuted a new device today: the Surface 3. The tablet has a lot to offer, including the fact that it’s the thinnest and lightest tablet the company has ever shipped, but the real kicker is that it runs a full version of Windows 8.1. In other words, Windows RT is dead. Windows RT, released in October 2012 along with the Surface RT, is an edition of Windows 8.x designed for mobile devices that use 32-bit ARM architecture. The Surface RT was meant as an example first-party device for other computer makers. Microsoft unveiled the Surface 2 and Surface Pro...
  • Face scans show how fast a person is aging

    03/31/2015 10:26:26 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 8 replies
    My Fox NY ^ | Dennis Thompson
    TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Every face tells a story, and that story apparently includes hints of how quickly a person is aging, a new study contends. Facial features have proven even more reliable than blood tests in spotting those for whom time is taking a heavier toll, a Chinese research team reports in the March 31 issue of the journal Cell Research. A computerized 3-D facial imaging process uncovered a number of "tells" that show if a person is aging more rapidly, including a widening mouth, bulging nose, sagging upper lip, shrinking gums and drooping eye corners,...
  • Pilot who suffered midair breakdown sues JetBlue

    03/31/2015 8:26:08 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    CNBC / USA Today ^ | 3-31-2015
    On March 27, 2012, JetBlue pilot Clayton Osbon had a mid-air breakdown, running through the aisles of a Las Vegas -bound flight and making terrifying comments like "Pray f***ing now for Jesus Christ […] this plane will never make it to Vegas." Three years later, he has filed a $14.9 million lawsuit against JetBlue, alleging that the airline allowed him to fly despite knowing that he was mentally unfit. In the lawsuit, filed on Friday in U.S. District Court in New York, Osbon claims breach of contract and negligence, alleging that JetBlue should've known that he was incapable of piloting...
  • Stats just in from the Weather Institute of ConversativeInPA (Vanity - World is coming to an end)

    03/31/2015 8:09:03 AM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 17 replies
    ConservativeInPA (Vanity) | March 31, 2014 | ConservativeInPA
    The official winter weather statistics have just be compiled by the Weather Institute of ConservativeInPA for Harrisburg, PA. This winter, the average daily high was 4.19 degrees F colder than normal. The average daily low was 6.75 degrees F colder than normal. 89.89 percent of winter days had a recorded temperature at or below freezing. There were sunny days, cloudy days, snowy days, icy days and even a few days with rain. The deviation in temperature from normal makes it clear that the argument is settled. The weather deniers simply cannot face the fact that nature intends there to be...
  • Once again the Liberal Media assert their power.

    03/31/2015 7:53:38 AM PDT · by DiogenesLamp · 35 replies
    As I watched "Good Morning America" today, I saw a segment where the media was bringing pressure to bear on the Indiana legislature and governor. George Stephanopolous was questioning governor Pence: George Stephanopolis:Final question, final yes-or-no question, Governor. Do you think it should be legal, in the state of Indiana, to discriminate against gays or lesbians? And this is how they characterize the debate. They portray one side (theirs) as heroic, and the other side (ours) as evil. Governor Pence was not prepared for this ambush. His response was scatter shot and muddled. Among the things he could have said...
  • What Companies used their business clout to railroad Indiana?

    03/31/2015 7:14:05 AM PDT · by 4everontheRight · 21 replies
    03/31/2015 | 4everontheright
    I would like a list so I too can use my financial clout to no longer support these businesses.
  • Coyote spends afternoon hanging out on roof of L.I.C. Bar in Queens

    03/31/2015 6:46:39 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 45 replies
    NYDN ^ | March 30, 2015 | Doyle Murphy
    Maybe it was thirsty. A coyote scampered back and forth across the roof of a Long Island City bar on Monday, as stunned locals gawked at their wild neighbor. “He didn’t pay his bar tab, so he ran out onto the rooftop,” quipped L.I.C. Bar owner Brian Porter.
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday March 31, 2015

    03/31/2015 5:17:50 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 40 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday March 31, 2015 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". paramnesia [par-am-nee-zhuh] -n1. Psychiatry. a distortion of memory in which fact and fantasy are confused. 2. the inability to recall the correct meaning of a word.[1885-90; < New Latin; see par-, amnesia]
  • Apple´s Rotten Reaction To Indiana´s Religious Freedom Law

    03/31/2015 4:26:00 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 43 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 03/30/2015 | Staff
    Propaganda: The overreaction by politicians and advocacy groups to Indiana´s religious freedom law is distressing enough. Worse is the fact that big companies are now amplifying the disinformation campaign.
  • Powerful 3D-printed rifle fires NATO rounds

    03/31/2015 4:19:09 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/30/15 | Perry Chiaramonte
    A group of gunsmiths just 3D printed a bigger, better caliber rifle. PrintedFirearm.com , a website devoted to 3D printing of guns, announced that one of its members successfully developed a lower receiver for a Colt CM901 rifle. The receiver for the CM901—which is considered to be a much stronger brother of the infamous AR-15 assault rifle—was crafted on a XYZ Da Vinci printer, which normally costs around $500 - considered cheap in the 3D printer world. While they were not the first to 3D print a lower receiver, it seems as if Printed Firearm has taken an evolutionary step.
  • Trump to run typical caucus campaign, ‘but bigger’

    03/31/2015 4:09:16 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 12 replies
    The Gazette ^ | March 27, 2015 | 10:06 pm | James Q. Lynch, The Gazette
    DES MOINES — Iowans will have the opportune it to see a lot of Donald Trump in the coming months, not on TV, but in person. Trump, a global businessman will be back in Iowa April 8 as part of his exploratory committee to decide whether to run for president in 2016. (continued at link, above syntax gaffe notwithstanding) http://thegazette.com/subject/news/trump-to-run-typical-caucus-campaign-but-bigger-20150327
  • Today's Toons 3/31/15

    03/31/2015 3:58:43 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 15 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 3/31/15 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Corona from Svalbard

    03/31/2015 3:48:23 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    NASA ^ | March 31, 2015 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: During a total solar eclipse, the Sun's extensive outer atmosphere, or corona, is an inspirational sight. Streamers and shimmering features that engage the eye span a brightness range of over 10,000 to 1, making them notoriously difficult to capture in a single photograph. But this composite of 29 telescopic images covers a wide range of exposure times to reveal the crown of the Sun in all its glory. The aligned and stacked digital frames were recorded in the cold, clear skies above the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, Norway during the Sun's total eclipse on March 20 and also show...
  • Pack of Stray Dogs Stand Guard at Animal Lover's Funeral

    03/31/2015 3:47:08 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 17 replies
    GMA via Yahoo News ^ | 3/30/15 | MEGHAN KENEALLY and ELARA MOSQUERA
    A woman who spent her life caring for stray dogs received an unexpected -- and surprising -- tribute from the animals when she died. At the funeral for Margarita Suárez in Cuernavaca Morelos, Mexico, there was a pack of stray dogs who came inside the funeral home to stand guard. Suárez's daughter Patricia Urrutia told ABC News that they were shocked, but delighted by the appearance of the canine celebrants.
  • 1984 Lee Iacocca Chrysler commercial

    03/31/2015 3:05:41 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 24 replies
    A blast from the past. I found this while looking around on You Tube. I don't work for Chrysler and I'm not shilling for Chrysler. I post this only because I love Iacocca's attitude. Yes, he's plugging his cars but I really admire his perspective on America. 1984 Lee Iacocca Chrysler commercial
  • Morning with the Quinn & Rose Gang! March 31, 2015. QUINN RETURNS TOMORROW!!

    03/31/2015 2:51:32 AM PDT · by sneakers · 24 replies
    Formerly the "Quinn and Rose Morning Show" thread, our friendly group has continued to meet to start the day since Quinn they went off the air over a year ago. Our patience has paid off; Jim Quinn will return to the airwaves tomorrow, April 1st (No, not a joke!)
  • Cherry blossom wars: Japan, South Korea or China?

    03/31/2015 2:42:29 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 9 replies
    Xinhua ^ | 2015-3-30 | staff reporter
    Did Japan's hallowed cherry trees actually originate from South Korea? "The beloved someiyoshino variety of cherry trees isn't really from Japan, but actually from South Korea's Jeju Island," reported a South Korean newspaper. "Japanese cherry trees are actually Jeju's royal cherry trees. Japanese just took them and cultivated them," said the Daily Sports.