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  • Potomac Nationals plan Titanic promotion

    02/27/2012 10:11:49 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 27, 2012 | Dan Steinberg
    I received my first minor-league baseball promotional e-mail of the season on Monday morning, and it was a good one. Some highlights from the Potomac Nationals season preview: * On April 15, the P-Nats will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic by allowing women and children into the ballpark 15 minutes before men. So, so amazing. * The team will also have a Presidential-campaign themed bobblehead night at some point, likely featuring the heads of Barack Obama and the Republican nominee.
  • ANOTHER Wealth Flub for Romney at NASCAR Race? (Democrats Pounce to show he's out of touch)

    02/27/2012 8:19:55 AM PST · by xzins · 63 replies · 2+ views
    Newser ^ | 27 Feb | Mark Russell
    Democrats quick to use quote to accuse Romney of being out of touch By Mark Russell, Newser Staff (Newser) – Mitt Romney's attempts to show he's just a regular guy continue to go awry. At an appearance at the Daytona 500 yesterday (which was rained out for the first time in history), Romney was asked by an AP reporter if he follows NASCAR. "Not as closely as some of the most ardent fans. But I have some great friends who are NASCAR team owners," he replied. No big surprise that Democrats were quick to use the sound bite to paint...
  • Permian Basin of West Texas is experiencing an oil boom

    02/27/2012 8:01:34 AM PST · by Recon Dad · 14 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | February 27, 2012 | AP
    <p>DALLAS — The Permian Basin of West Texas is experiencing an oil boom, leading some of the region’s top oilmen to predict that Texas oil production will double within five to seven years.</p> <p>Oil drillers over the last eight years have found that the dense oil rock of the basin surrounding Midland and Odessa responds well to hydraulic fracturing, releasing lush yields. Total oil production last year in Texas averaged more than 1 million barrels per day for the first time since 2001.</p>
  • 57 Year Old Woman Has 52 Cosmetic Surgeries Performed Since 1987 Worlds Record

    02/27/2012 7:50:50 AM PST · by trailhkr1 · 45 replies
    The Sun ^ | February 2012 | RACHEL HALLIWELL
    During the last quarter-century Cindy has spent more than Ł62,000 on 52 surgical procedures, including five facelifts, jaw restructuring, a nose job, two eye-lifts, extensive liposuction and cheek implants. Around Ł20,000 more has gone on fillers and Botox injections. So much so, she is unrecognisable from the woman who underwent her first cosmetic procedure 25 years ago. Her incredible transformation from plain and frumpy to sexy stunner has earned Cindy the Guinness World Record for having had the most cosmetic surgery procedures.
  • Regional unit alignments could match brigades with combatant commanders

    02/27/2012 7:05:19 AM PST · by baileybat · 2 replies ^ | Feb 24, 2012 | C.Todd Lopez
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Army News Service, Feb. 24, 2012) -- The Army's chief of staff has already said the Army will attempt to provide better support to combatant commanders -- the Department of Defense-level commands responsible for U.S. military interests across large swaths of the globe.
  • Meryl Streep in Rare Company with 3rd Oscar

    02/27/2012 6:51:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies · 2+ views
    NBC New York ^ | 02/27/2012
    Meryl Streep joined a very exclusive club on Sunday, winning her third acting Oscar for her role as a strident Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady." Streep, 62, won best actress for her 17th Oscar nomination, the most times any performer has been nominated by the Academy. Her third win put her in a category with other three-time Oscar winners Jack Nicholson, Walter Brennan and Ingrid Bergman. Only Katharine Hepburn with four wins had more. She joked about how many times she's been up for acting's highest honors. "When they called my name, I had this feeling I could hear...
  • Rapper Jim Jones Arrested After Wild Brawl in CT Casino

    02/27/2012 6:09:57 AM PST · by Cowman · 9 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 25 Feb 2012 | Christopher Santorelli
    <p>The hip-hop artist and actor, whose “We Fly High” was one of 2007′s top-selling rap tracks, was charged with assault on a police officer and breach of peace, state police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance said. Vance said he was not certain how the altercation Friday night began. Jones said on Twitter that he posted $40,000 in bond, adding that he “had a ball” while in custody.</p>
  • Word for the Day, Monday, February 27, 2012-- mawkish

    02/27/2012 4:47:28 AM PST · by xsmommy · 63 replies
    2/27/12 | xs
    Word For The Day, Monday, 2/27/12 ; 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". mawkish; adj. 1. characterized by sickly sentimentality; weakly emotional; maudlin. 2. having a mildly sickening flavor; slightly nauseating Etymology: 1668, sickly, nauseated, from M.E. mawke "maggot" (see maggot). Sense of "sickly sentimental" is first recorded 1702 Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads...

    02/27/2012 4:26:18 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 16 replies · 2+ views
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 2/27/42 | F. Tillman Durdin, Charles Hurd, Ralph Parker, Daniel T. Brigham, Robert P. Post
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  • Today's Toons 2/27/12

    02/27/2012 4:13:55 AM PST · by pookie18 · 15 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 2/27/12 | pookie18
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  • Karzai’s Response to Obama’s Apology: Put U.S. Troops on Trial and Punish Them

    02/27/2012 4:02:24 AM PST · by TPOOH · 43 replies · 1+ views ^ | Feb 26, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Three days after President Barack Obama dispatched his ambassador to Afghanistan to hand deliver a personal letter from the president of the United States to Afghan President Hamid Karzai apologizing because U.S. forces at Bagram Air Force Base had mistakenly burnt some Korans, Karzai has responded to the gesture in a statement broadcast live on Afghan television. Karzai, according to a BBC translation of his remarks made Sunday, told the Afghan people he was speaking to them after discussing the matter with “jihadi leaders,” “prominent scholars,” and Afghan elected officials, and that he spoke for the “pure sentiments” of the...
  • Is The IRS Attempting to Intimidate Local Tea Parties?

    02/27/2012 3:27:44 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 28 replies · 2+ views
    Right Side News ^ | February 27, 2012 | Colleen Owens
    Exclusive:In January and February of this year, the Internal Revenue Service began sending out letters to various local Tea Party groups across the country. Mailed from the same Cincinnati, Ohio IRS office, these letters have reached Tea Party groups in Virginia, Hawaii, Ohio and Texas (we are hearing of more daily). There are several common threads to these letters: all are requesting more information from these independent Tea Parties in regard to their nonprofit 501c4 applications (for these types of nonprofit, donations are not deductible). While some of the requests are reasonable, much of them are strikingly onerous and, dare...
  • My Apology to President Karzai on Behalf of Americans

    02/27/2012 3:25:38 AM PST · by TigersEye · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Youtube ^ | Feb 23, 2012 | Kira Davis
    Don't judge this by the title or the first one and a half minutes. Please watch it all the way through. It has already had 400,000 views in just under four days. Push it over the top. Like it. Comment on the Youtube thread. Share it everywhere you can.Let's shove that pathetic apology straight up 0bowMao's arse! ;-)
  • Crystal's Sammy Davis impression draws criticism

    02/26/2012 11:34:56 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 38 replies · 2+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 27, 2012 | JAKE COYLE
    Some are questioning Billy Crystal's impression of Sammy Davis Jr. in his opening number as Oscar host. As part of Crystal's opening montage, he parodied Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris," going back in time to the 1920s. Then Crystal, performing as Davis in blackface, popped up and suggested they go kill Hitler.
  • Iran state TV says Oscar win victory over Israel

    02/26/2012 11:29:47 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 27, 2012
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's state TV has described the country's foreign film Oscar win as a victory over Israel. The Monday broadcast says the award won by "The Separation" succeeded in "leaving behind" a film from the "Zionist regime," a reference to the country's arch-foe Israel.
  • Glorieta dog killed by State Police officer

    02/26/2012 10:26:30 PM PST · by Altariel · 64 replies
    Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | February 24, 2012 | Unknown
    A Glorieta family woke up Friday without Jilly. The family's 11-year-old dog was shot and killed Thursday by a New Mexico State Police officer who was on the family's property. The department tells our media partners at KOB-TV that it will investigate the incident, but initially sees no cause for disciplinary action. KOB-TV did not indicate whether the officer's name was made public. "Was there things that could have done different? Absolutely, however that's the situation that occurred and so now we'll deal with it," Lt. Robert McDonald said. Victoria Baca on Thursday morning called police to file a report...
  • Gleick declares in Mann’s book review (after phishing Heartland) – “there IS a war on”

    02/26/2012 10:00:18 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies · 5+ views
    watts up with that? ^ | February 25, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    From Amazon’s list of Gleick book reviews hereMust read — for the real history of the climate debate and the war by deniers,February 8, 2012 This review is from: The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines (Hardcover) Michael Mann — a world class scientist and communicator about the seriousness of climate change — has finally put all of the recent history (sordid, indeed) about climate denial, attacks on climate scientists, and serial and intentional efforts by climate “skeptics” and “deniers” (a word many of them self-apply) into a book. As the title suggests, there IS...
  • The Funding Imbalance ( AGW Cult vs the Skeptic's Heartland Institute)

    02/26/2012 9:41:45 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    Mr Worthing (Blog) ^ | Sunday, 26 February 2012 | Malcolm
    Richard North at the EU Referendum blog provides some interesting comment regarding funding. While the warmists are successfully focusing attention on the minor-league operations of the Heartland Institute, with a total budget for all its issues, which include health care, education, and technology policy, of around $4.4 million, their own funding arrangements, amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars, are largely evading scrutiny. .... The Climate Works Foundation, though, is of special interest as it was in 2008, awarded $460,800,000 from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, a grant-making organisation with assets of $7.2 billion, which disbursed $353,400,000 in grants...
  • Arizona man finds Lindbergh treasures in trunk

    02/26/2012 9:33:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Sunday, February 26, 2012
    Nova Hall was cleaning out his garage in Sedona 13 years ago when he discovered an old steamer trunk with his grandfather's initials on it. It was a treasure trove. The trunk contained blueprints drawn by his grandfather Donald A. Hall of the Spirit of St. Louis, the airplane in which legendary aviator Charles Lindbergh flew the first-ever solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean. Lindbergh flew from New York to Paris in 1927. To do that, he needed a special aircraft, one that would fit his 6-foot-3 frame. In the trunk were photographs of his grandfather and Lindbergh in their...
  • The Pershing solution to terrorism

    02/26/2012 8:12:25 PM PST · by Blue Collar Republican · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Speedy Media
    From Speedy Media: Just before World War I, there were a number of terrorist attacks on the United States forces in the Philippines, by Muslim extremists. General Pershing captured 50 terrorists, and had them tied to posts for execution. He had his is men slaughter two pigs, in front of the horrified terrorists The soldiers soaked their bullets in the pig's blood, and proceeded to execute 49 of the terrorists by firing squad. The soldiers dug a big hole, dumped in the terrorist's bodies, and covered them in pig blood, entrails, etc. They let the 50th man go. And for...
  • 15 Times Obama and Top Dems Blame Bush For Gas Prices

    02/26/2012 8:06:52 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    High Gas Hypocrisy: Stunning 15 Times Obama and Top Dems Blame Bush For Gas Prices Now that Obama is in the White House Democrats and the Administration have been trying to assert the spike in gas prices is not really affected by the Presidents actions. Four years ago they had a very different take,
  • Woman With Two Husbands Arrested

    02/26/2012 5:39:52 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, February 26, 2012
    Saudi Arabia’s religious police arrested a woman for having two husbands at the same time and also practising sorcery, a newspaper reported on Saturday. Members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice trapped the woman after receiving a tip off that she had two husbands in two cities at the same time, 'Kabar' Arabic language daily said. After arresting her, she confessed to practicing sorcery and having two husbands in the capital Riyadh and the western town of Madina. The paper did not say if the two husbands know they are married to the same...
  • 84th Annual Academy Awards [LIVE THREAD]

    02/26/2012 5:23:26 PM PST · by Bender2 · 179 replies · 1+ views
    Best Picture: The Artist, The Descendants, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Help, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, The Tree of Life, War Horse Actor in a Leading Role: Demián Bichir, George Clooney, Jean Dujardin, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt Actress in a Leading Role: Glenn Close, Viola Davis, Rooney Mara, Meryl Streep, Michelle Williams You lost me there, Mr. Peabody. A Wayforward... machine?
  • Chris Lane wins the Bassmaster Classic!!!

    02/26/2012 5:04:07 PM PST · by CanadianBloodAmericanHeart · 8 replies
    Congrats on a new world champion from the Red River event just a minute ago. World champion and a cool $500,000 to go with it.
  • “Magic” Mandate: Democrats force Comcast to create new “black programming”

    02/26/2012 4:50:24 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 28 replies
    American Vision News ^ | February 23rd | Joel McDurmon
    Magic Johnson slam-dunked an alley-oop tossed up by Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Attorney General Eric Holder’s office in conjunction with the FCC. The sweet-heart play emerged from a back-door screen set by these Democrats against cable giant Comcast during its merger with NBCUniversal. But the score required little magic and a lot of political pressure from the left. reports:
  • They made a statue of us

    02/26/2012 4:39:43 PM PST · by Zeneta · 13 replies
    me | today | me
    Sweet Disposition, Won't stop til it's over. The Thrill is gone: The Irony of this live performance at the White House is astounding.
  • "The Big Broadcast" Sunday 2/25/12 7-11pm est Live

    02/26/2012 4:00:29 PM PST · by steelyourfaith · 47 replies
    WAMU ^ | 2/26/12 | Ed Walker
    Friends, it's Sunday night again. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio programs... Listen Live Info
  • Naked Man Steals Fire Truck in South Carolina

    02/26/2012 3:51:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    KEYC ^ | Feb 25, 2012
    Authorities say 22 year old Kalvin Hunt stole a Port Royal Fire truck while firefighters were on a medical call. Hunt caused multiple accident and struck and killed a pedestrian who was walking on the sidewalk. Police say Hunt was pinned inside the fire truck after crashing but when he broke free he then began assaulting officer and an EMT. This is a scene many in Beaufort won't soon forget. Glenda Londono "It was like watching... a very awful movie." It all started when officials say a man stole this Port Royal Fire Truck at Laurel Hill Apartments while firefighters...
  • Long Beach Police Not Planning To Arrest Anyone After Girl, 11, Dies Following Fight

    02/26/2012 3:48:28 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    CBS/AP) ^ | February 26, 2012 2:51 PM
    An 11-year-old girl died following an after school fight at a Long Beach elementary school, but authorities say they have no immediate plans for arrests. Police said Saturday night that the girl, identified by friends as Joanna Ramos, died at a hospital hours after the fight with another 11-year-old girl outside Willard Elementary. “I think it’s safe to say this is definitely an isolated incident,” police spokeswoman Nancy Pratt said. “I personally don’t hear of 11-year-old fights like this, especially girls. I can’t say they never happen but I think everyone was completely caught off-guard by this event.” Friday’s fight...
  • Ben & Jerry’s Board of Directors - Occupy Wall Street: We Stand Wth You (Barf Alert)

    02/26/2012 3:22:13 PM PST · by kbobdelux · 33 replies
    Ben and Jerry's website ^ | 2/15/2012 | Ben and Jerry's Board of Directors
    We, the Ben & Jerry’s Board of Directors, compelled by our personal convictions and our Company’s mission and values, wish to express our deepest admiration to all of you who have initiated the non-violent Occupy Wall Street Movement and to those around the country who have joined in solidarity. The issues raised are of fundamental importance to all of us. These include: •The inequity that exists between classes in our country is simply immoral. •We are in an unemployment crisis. Almost 14 million people are unemployed. Nearly 20% of African American men are unemployed. Over 25% of our nation’s youth...
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (02/26/12)

    02/26/2012 2:56:11 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 26 replies · 2+ views
    02/26/12 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (02/26/12) Monday: 9/8 -- Alcatraz -- Fox Wednesday: 10/9 -- Prophets of SciFi -- Science Channel
  • Wheelchair Rugby Hits Idaho

    02/26/2012 2:46:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    KIVI TV ^ | Tina Jensen | Tina Jensen
    It’s an aggressive, contact sport – and it’s made for athletes with physical disabilities. Wheelchair rugby - or murder ball, as it’s also called - is now here in the Valley, thanks to a grant designated for disabled veterans. It’s fast-paced, competitive, and full-contact. Athletes playing it in Boise say it’s about time. “Don’t have pity on us, you know? We may be in wheelchairs and stuff, but once you get in a wheelchair with us, you’re in our same playing field, and you’re not going to have pity for me, because I’m going to smash the crap out of...
  • Great Riddles in Archaeology

    02/26/2012 2:37:08 PM PST · by Theoria · 14 replies
    Penn Museum ^ | Penn Museum
    Great Riddles in ArchaeologyWednesday Evenings, October 2011 through June 2012 From the knights of King Arthur’s roundtable to the deepest depths of Atlantis, some of the world’s greatest archaeological riddles have eluded us for centuries. Discover and explore these mind-boggling riddles in the next season of the Penn Museum’s popular monthly lecture series presented by current archaeologists and scholars. Mark your calendars for Great Riddles in Archaeology, offered the first Wednesday of every month, October 2011 through June 2012. General Admission is $5 per event in advance or $10 at the door. Subscriptions to all nine events are available for...
  • McCain to Newsmax: Attacks on Palin ‘Unrelenting, Merciless’

    02/26/2012 2:14:33 PM PST · by Altariel · 16 replies
    Newsmax ^ | February 24, 2012 | Paul Scicchitano and Ashley Martella
    Former GOP presidential nominee John McCain lashed out at the “unrelenting, merciless attacks” on his former running mate, Sarah Palin, in an exclusive interview evening with Newsmax.TV. He also fired opinions on President Barack Obama's Quran burning apology, lagging solidarity with Israel, aiding the Syrian rebels, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's immigration reform. “The unrelenting merciless attacks by the liberal left on Sarah Palin since the day she was the nominee for vice president of the United States is something that continues to confound and frankly sadden me because it just doesn’t stop,” declared McCain...
  • Linsday Vonn wins World Cup Super-G in Bulgaria

    02/26/2012 2:06:35 PM PST · by Perdogg · 7 replies
    On a rough and demanding course, Lindsey Vonn showed that no woman rules this event quite like her. She captured a World Cup super-G Sunday to become the career leader in the discipline. By winning her 18th super G the American overtook Austria's Renate Goetschl for the record. "The course was difficult, pretty bumpy at some points and very challenging," Vonn said. Vonn, who also won the super-G race in Bansko three years ago, has 10 World Cup victories this season and 51 for her career.
  • Happy 'Werewolf' Girl Says She's Proud of Being Special

    02/26/2012 1:50:56 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 2/23/2012 | Lisa Flam
    Supatra Sasuphan says she doesn’t spend time thinking about the rare condition she has that leaves her with thick hair on her face and body, a determination to live a normal life that makes her an inspiration to all who know her. Supatra, an 11-year-old Thai girl who’s known as Nat, suffers from hypertrichosis, or Ambras syndrome, a genetic condition marked by excess hair on the face and body. It’s so unusual that there have been only 50 documented cases since the Middle Ages, when sufferers were feared as werewolves. Born with a rare genetic disorder that causes excess hair...
  • Question About Potatoes

    02/26/2012 1:40:11 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 51 replies · 1+ views
    February 26, 2012 | Pinkbell
    I have to have an ultrasound of my gallbladder in the morning. Tonight I can only eat fruits and vegetables. WebMD said to eat fat free meal. I was wondering if potato is considered a vegetable and would be safe to eat in some soup? I have found conflicting things on the internet. Thanks for your help.
  • Camera advise

    02/26/2012 12:10:37 PM PST · by YankeeMagic · 61 replies · 2+ views
    I am looking to upgrade my camera. I have a point and shoot Sony. I am looking for better quality pictures and the ability to take pictures of my son playing sports (fast speed no blur). Having said this, I am a total novice.. any advice?
  • Pet Tales: These cats can drive you crazy.

    02/26/2012 11:46:29 AM PST · by dickmc · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, tec ^ | Saturday, February 26, 2012 | Linda Wilson Fuoco
    Waffle and Tirzah are two cats that really know how to make a dramatic entrance into a crowded room. Heads turned. Jaws dropped. Conversations stopped, except for one woman who said, "Oh my God! Oh my God!" Waffle, a black-and-white tuxedo cat, arrived at the Steel City Kitties cat show behind the wheel of a purple child-sized battery-operated car. His sister Tirzah, a tortoiseshell-and-white cat, lounged regally atop a fluffy white cushion in a two-wheeled cart pulled by the little car.
  • Oscar 2012: Film Score Review!

    02/26/2012 11:33:11 AM PST · by EveningStar · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Linked in Hollywood ^ | February 24, 2012 | Littlebells
    This Sunday is the Sunday of all Sundays as far as the entertainment world is concerned. This is the night Oscar polishes up and makes his appearance around the world. This weekend we bring you the soundtracks from the nominated films for Best Original Score.
  • VANITY - Getting rid of Evil Google

    02/26/2012 10:45:30 AM PST · by lowtaxsmallgov · 44 replies · 2+ views
    02/26/2012 | Self
    Ridding my life of Google. Does anyone have suggestions for search engines that combine... - neutral or conservative oriented results - doesn't track personal info, either on a personal or aggragated level - performance - fast, relevant, current, etc - monetization (banner ads, etc) directed towards conservative owners, conservative causes, conservative politicos, etc etc etc
  • A question for NASCAR fans

    02/26/2012 10:33:37 AM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 24 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 2/26/12 | GeorgiaDawg32
    In an article in the Tampa Bay Times, the UAW made a point that 31 of 43 cars in the race today are made in Detroit (Their intent is to mock Mittens, which, on its face, isn't difficult to do). Here is the quote: "The union says 31 of 43 cars racing tomorrow are made by one America's big three auto makers." Now, as stupid as this statement is, my question is this. Let's assume for one minute these race cars were made in Detroit, what, exactly, would they look like? If they were made to look like the existing...
  • American Journey: A Tribute to John Williams - listen live online today

    02/26/2012 10:18:41 AM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies · 1+ views
    With 47 Oscar nominations to his credit, more than any other living person, John Williams, at age 80, shows no sign of slowing down. He’s currently working on his 26th film score for director Steven Spielberg in a career that has no equal. Join host Jon Burlingame for American Journey, A Tribute to John Williams, Sunday, February 26 at 1 p.m. on Classical KUSC.
  • Buzz Williams nearly incites a Morgantown riot with celebration dance

    02/26/2012 10:17:37 AM PST · by moviefan8 · 10 replies
    Yahoo - The Dagger Sports Blog ^ | February 25, 2012 | Jeff Eisenberg
    Having already delivered a potentially fatal blow to fading West Virginia on Friday night, Marquette coach Buzz Williams couldn't resist taking a parting shot at the Mountaineers immediately after the final buzzer. As John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads" played over the loudspeakers at WVU Coliseum, Williams celebrated a 61-60 win by pantomiming a ballroom-style dance right in front of the student section. Williams' dance inspired a reaction from the student section reminiscent of what happens when a lit match is tossed on a kerosene-soaked pile of kindling. West Virginia students were so livid with the Marquette coach that...
  • Doomsday Preppers

    02/26/2012 9:19:57 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 22 replies
    Doomsday Preppers explores the lives of otherwise ordinary Americans who are preparing for the end of the world as we know it. Unique in their beliefs, motivations, and strategies, preppers will go to whatever lengths they can to make sure they are prepared for any of life’s uncertainties. And with our expert’s assessment, they will find out their chances of survival if their worst fears become a reality.
  • MasterImage 3D glasses-free smartphone and tablet displays hands-on

    02/26/2012 9:18:21 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Engadget ^ | Jan 9th 2012 10:42PM | Zachary Lutz
    When MasterImage 3D announced two new displays for smartphones and tablets, you knew a hands-on would be inevitable. Based on the company's patented cell matrix parallax barrier, each display promises to eliminate much of the headaches typically associated with glasses-free 3D. As an added benefit of the cell matrix configuration, more light is allowed to pass through, which should prolong battery life. The smartphone display measures 4.3-inches at 720p resolution, while the tablet sizes up at 10.1-inches with a 1920 x 1200 layout. Generally, our thoughts on MasterImage's 3D technology were two-fold. First, it's absolutely true that the display is...
  • Obama's Favorite Algae Company

    02/26/2012 9:18:04 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 77 replies · 1+ views
    Forbes ^ | February 26, 2012 | by Jeff McMahon
    President Obama’s reference to algae in his Thursday energy speech drew flak over the weekend from Newt Gingrich, who called it “weird” before calling algal biofuel “a terrific concept.” But Obama had political reasons to promote algae in Florida, the sunny, swampy, politically-volatile state he carried in 2008. The Obama Administration has already sunk $25 million into a Florida company—Alganol Biofuels—that is building an algae biorefinery using a patented technology that promises to streamline the process of extracting oils from algae so they be converted to ethanol. “We’re making new investments in the development of gasoline and diesel and jet...
  • ***How Can Donald Trump NOT Support Newt After The California Speech***

    02/26/2012 9:16:28 AM PST · by The Wizard · 24 replies · 1+ views
    How can anyone with a modicum of brains and experience NOT support Newt after that tremendous rebuttal of bambi at the California GOP meeting Newt was incredible at refuting all the lies, and kids, that what they are LIES, told by bambi on energy How can Jan Brewer not support Newt when he and he alone has put forth a comprehensive plan for HER border And how can the media refuse to play this speech so America can see it: well....they are scared of Newt and that should tell you all something.
  • Douglas Kennedy arrested at Westchester Hospital (video)

    02/26/2012 8:24:57 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 21 replies
    ABC ^ | 2/26/2012 | ABC
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  • Husband of woman hit by shopping cart at Harlem Target suing shopping center

    02/26/2012 8:07:49 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 26, 2012 | KATHIANNE BONIELLO
    The husband of a Manhattan real-estate agent left with severe injuries after a shopping cart was dropped on her head from an East Harlem parking garage claims lax security caused the devastating accident. Michael Hedges claims in a lawsuit against the East River Plaza shopping center that if there had been enough security at the mall, two teens wouldn’t have been able to send the shopping cart plunging four stories onto his wife’s head.