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  • Pittsburgh Post Office employee, 19 others charged in marijuana trafficking ring

    04/24/2012 6:34:14 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 4 replies
    WPXI ^ | April 24, 2012
    PITTSBURGH — A federal grand jury indicted 20 people accused of being involved in a drug trafficking ring operating out of Western Pennsylvania and California. Authorities said 11 residents of Pennsylvania and nine residents of California were indicted. According to the indictment, from October 2010 to March 2012, the defendants conspired to distribute 1,000 kilograms or more of marijuana. Distribution of 1,000 kilograms is the highest level offense. The group operated through the United States Postal Service using Express Mail packages, police said. According to authorities, at least one of the suspects, Tom Chieu, worked for the post office on...
  • Duke and Duchess of Cambridge prepare for first anniversary with string of public engagements

    04/24/2012 5:47:18 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 10 replies
    In stark contrast to April 29 2011, when their wedding at Westminster Abbey was watched by hundreds of millions of people around the world, the couple are planning to spend the date itself together privately this year. After their high-profile tour of the United States and Canada last summer, the couple have carried out only a limited number of public engagements together in Britain
  • Phuket Governor takes action against rumourmongers (Thailand)

    04/24/2012 5:43:51 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 20 replies
    Thai Visa . com ^ | 2012-04-20 | attributed at site, to The Nation
    Tri said he was ready to give up his post if Phuket were to really disappear from the world by April 28. (evidently, some quake predictions running amok?)
  • N. Korea' Propaganda Masterpiece

    04/24/2012 5:17:45 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    New Focus ^ | 04/23/12
    Left: now famous photo of a very short NK soldier escorted back to his land by large U.S. and SK soldiers Right: N. Korea's photoshopped version
  • Word for the Day, April 24, 2012

    04/24/2012 5:07:53 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 50 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday, April 24, 2012 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". beek [beek] -vt, vi 1. to bask or warm in the sunshine or before a fireplace, stove, or bonfire.2. (of wood) to season by exposure to heat. -n3. Obsolete the act of basking or warming by a fire. [1200–50; Middle English beken, akin to bake (perhaps < Germanic *bōkjan ) ]
  • U.S. BOMBER DOWN IN SOVIET FAR EAST AFTER THE TOKYO RAID, SAYS MOSCOW (4/24/42)

    04/24/2012 4:42:22 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 15 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 4/24/42 | Robert P. Post, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • Are We Sliding Backward on Teaching Evolution?

    04/24/2012 4:21:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    TIME ^ | 04/24/2012 | Adam Cohen
    Tennessee was the center of the national debate when it prosecuted John Thomas Scopes for the crime of teaching evolution. Now, 87 years after the Scopes “monkey trial,” Tennessee is once again a battleground over the origins of man. This month, it enacted a controversial new law — dubbed the “monkey bill” — giving schoolteachers broad new rights to question the validity of evolution and to teach students creationism. The Tennessee legislature has been on a determined campaign to impose an ideological agenda on the state’s schools. Last week, the house education committee passed the so-called “Don’t say gay” bill,...
  • Pentagon gets new spy service

    04/24/2012 4:11:06 AM PDT · by Makana · 8 replies
    Wall STreet Journal ^ | April 23, 2012 | Adam Entous
    The U.S. is getting a new spy service. The Defense Clandestine Service is being created through a Pentagon reorganization, using existing personnel and funds, to increase the Defense Department's role in the collection of sensitive intelligence about threats to the U.S. Those areas of spycraft have long been associated with the clandestine service at the Central Intelligence Agency. A senior defense official said the work of the new service would complement, rather than compete with, the CIA.
  • Today's Toons 4/24/12

    04/24/2012 3:34:06 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 15 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | 4/24/12 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • Japanese kayaker hopes to show Kennewick Man could have traveled by boat

    04/23/2012 9:44:02 PM PDT · by Theoria · 30 replies
    Tri-City Herald ^ | 10 April 2012 | John Trumbo
    By week's end, Ryota Yamada hopes to slip his sea kayak gently into the Columbia River at Clover Island, embarking on the first leg of a 10,000-mile adventure to Japan. The retired scientist who did nanotechnological research intends to paddle downriver to the ocean, then via the Inland Passage north to Alaska, and eventually across the Bering Strait to the Asian continent. It will take him four summers, but if he succeeds in reaching his homeland, Yamada said, he will have shown that Kennewick Man could have made his way by boat 9,300 years ago from Japan to North America....
  • Mexicans Living in U.S. Illegally Drops for First Time: Study

    04/23/2012 9:15:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Monday, Apr 23, 2012
    Apprehensions of Mexicans trying to cross the border illegally have plummeted by more than 70% in recent years The number of Mexican immigrants living illegally in the U.S. has dropped significantly for the first time in decades a new study suggests. The figures represent a dramatic shift as many illegal workers, already in the U.S. and seeing few job opportunities, are returning to Mexico. The analysis of census data from the U.S. and Mexican governments finds that roughly 6.1 million unauthorized Mexican immigrants were living in the U.S. last year. That's down from a peak of nearly 7 million in...
  • See You Later, Pizza, This Dough Is for Calzones

    04/23/2012 9:12:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 13, 2012 | Melissa Clark
    MAYBE it’s the suggestive power of the name, but rarely do I use pizza dough for anything else, even though it’s perfectly suitable for savory tarts, flatbreads and rolls. Once I get pizza on the brain, it’s hard to redirect. Then I got reacquainted with an old friend also made from that same dough: the calzone. Though it was a childhood staple at my corner pizzeria, I hadn’t eaten a calzone in years. But at a dinner at Lucali in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, I saw one emerge from the oven, a burnished, puffy crescent oozing ricotta at the seams. On...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Evaporating Blobs of the Carina Nebula

    04/23/2012 8:40:12 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    NASA ^ | April 23, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: No, they are not alive -- but they are dying. The unusual blobs found in the Carina nebula, some of which are seen floating on the upper right, might best be described as evaporating. Energetic light and winds from nearby stars are breaking apart the dark dust grains that make the iconic forms opaque. Ironically the blobs, otherwise known as dark molecular clouds, frequently create in their midst the very stars that later destroy them. The floating space mountains pictured above by the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope span a few light months. The Great Nebula in Carina itself spans...
  • Father meets his newborn daughter [Video: FUNNY!]

    04/23/2012 8:39:33 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4/19/12 | tlund
    Title changed so as not to spoil the surprise. Please click the link!
  • 56 Episodes of Star Trek All At The Same Time With Sound (HD video)

    04/23/2012 8:19:45 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 27 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/31/2012 | Twilight1138
    Linky here
  • If Scott Walker Pulls Off A 55/45 Victory In Wisconsin,A Warning Shot For Obama Come November?

    04/23/2012 7:14:14 PM PDT · by Reality_News · 28 replies
    Two upcoming elections may be a pre-curser of things to come. Tomorrow we have the Pennsylvania Primary, We can only hope a massive turnout for all the candidates, hopefully over 50% of registered voters. In June we have the Wisconsin Recall. If Scott Walker wins decisively,we can only hope it's a sign that Romney will take the state. Romney doesn't have to win the tri-fector states to beat Obama, he will likely flip a number of other states Obama won in 2008. And this is assuming we have No Voter Fraud this time around.
  • Obama Tweets: Meet Me and Clooney, Make Your Life Complete

    04/23/2012 7:03:29 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | April 23, 2012 | William Bigelow
    Excitement! Thrills! Hobnobbing with the crčme de la crčme of American society! All of these can be yours if you toss Barack Obama some cash. That, at least, is the message of President Obama’s latest campaign to raise money: he’s emailed his supporters asking for donations, which enter them into a lottery to attend a fundraiser at George Clooney’s home.
  • Dog Saves Family Before Dying in House Fire

    04/23/2012 7:02:26 PM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 37 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 04/23/2012 | Unattributed
    A Hillsborough, New Hampshire family lost everything in a fire, including the dog that saved their lives. “I’m not crying for the mess. I’m crying for the dogs,” said Paul Sousa, Sr. as he looked at the charred heap that used to be his trailer home. When fire tore through the home Thursday night, he and his son escaped with just minutes to spare thanks to their five year old beagle, Dupa.
  • Did various incarnations of the starship Enterprise make space travel look too easy?

    04/23/2012 5:42:46 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 47 replies
    The Space Review ^ | 04/23/12 | Andre Bormanis
    In an interview with a reporter from the Associated Press, Scott Pace, the current director of the Space Policy Institute at The George Washington University and a former NASA associate administrator, was asked to comment on the April 12th failure of the North Korean rocket launch. He noted that sending a vehicle into space is still a significant technical challenge, and added, “In many ways, the worst enemy of NASA is Star Trek… Captain Picard says ‘engage’ and the ship moves. And people think ‘How hard can this be?’” Filmmaker James Cameron supposedly made a similar comment about Star Trek’s...
  • Warbird Community Rises to Meet Threat ..Bill from Rep. Michael Turner (R-OH)

    04/23/2012 5:34:39 PM PDT · by tophat9000 · 19 replies
    Warbird Community Rises to Meet Threat 'Title 10 Amendment' could devastate historic aircraft fleet April 18, 2012 - EAA and the Warbirds of America are joining with the Commemorative Air Force, Collings Foundation, and other warbird groups in opposition of a proposed amendment to the House National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 4310) that could have a devastating effect on the fleet of civilian-operated historic military aircraft. The amendment introduced by Rep. Michael Turner (R-OH) would bar the Department of Defense from loaning or gifting any U.S. military aircraft or parts to any entity except those that would put the aircraft...
  • Driver sues NASCAR, claims he was excluded from diversity program for being ‘too Caucasian’

    04/23/2012 5:33:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    SportingNews ^ | 04/19/2012 | Bob Pockrass
    An aspiring stock-car driver is suing NASCAR, claiming he was denied the opportunity to compete in NASCAR’s diversity program because he looks “too Caucasian.” NASCAR argues that in trying to change the “face” of the sport, it has the right to select drivers for its diversity program based on skin color, attorneys for the sanctioning body and its former diversity program administrators have told a U.S. District court. Michael Rodriguez, a driver from Pennsylvania, says in his complaint filed in U.S. District Court that he was denied the opportunity to compete in the 2005 and 2006 Drive For Diversity combines....
  • The Sierra Meteoric Blast

    04/23/2012 5:29:36 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    NBCBayArea.com ^ | updated 38 minutes ago 2012-04-23T23:45:43 | By Rob Mayeda
    Speaking to SpaceWeather.com, Bill Cooke, head of NASA’s MEO office says, “The energy is estimated at a whopping 3.8 kilotons of TNT, so this was a big event,” he continues. “I am not saying there was a 3.8 kiloton explosion on the ground in California. I am saying that the meteor possessed this amount of energy before it broke apart in the atmosphere. [The map] shows the location of the atmospheric breakup, not impact with the ground.” The event that rattled windows, set off car alarms and glaringly bright enough to be seen in early morning daylight was also recorded...
  • The coming golden age

    04/23/2012 5:23:11 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 9 replies
    The Space Review ^ | 04/23/12 | Eric R. Hedman
    It is not uncommon to read articles and blogs from space advocates lamenting that we as a country don’t prioritize space exploration the way America did during the Apollo era. Others complain that we have retreated back to low Earth orbit ever since abandoning the toehold we had for six short missions on the Moon. Some of the writers worry that the Chinese, Russians, or even others will get out to deep space before we return. To them, the Apollo era is the long past golden age of space exploration.
  • Little Boy and His Dog

    04/23/2012 5:19:48 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 8 replies
    Cute and warm video of little boy and his dog.
  • Where to watch the SpaceX launch to the International Space Station

    04/23/2012 5:14:32 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 42 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 04/23/12 | Richard Tribou
    It's not a trip to the moon. It's not even manned spaceflight. But it is a rocket launch from Cape Canaveral, and it's not insignificant. So if you want a front-row seat to witness one giant leap for private business, then you'll want to make your way over to Cape Canaveral for the launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and its Dragon spacecraft.
  • Moon Express Delivers Lunar Mission Design Report (titled short)

    04/23/2012 5:11:14 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 1 replies
    PR Newswire ^ | 04/23/12
    Moon Express has successfully delivered its Preliminary Design Checkpoint Technical Package to NASA under its $10M Innovative Lunar Demonstration Data (ILDD) contract, providing NASA continuing data on the development of the company's commercial lunar robotic missions and plans to mine the Moon for precious planetary resources.
  • Private space mogul wants to skip the moon and go right to Mars

    04/23/2012 5:00:08 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 12 replies
    Blastr.com ^ | 04/23/12 | Matthew Jackson
    SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is an ambitious guy. He's the one who said he can get commercial flights to Mars up and running a decade or so from now, but what about humanity's return to the moon? Well, if you ask Musk, the moon's little more than old news. Musk has been making the rounds to talk up his company a lot these days as part of the lead-up to a (hopefully) historic SpaceX launch next week. On April 30 the company will launch an unmanned Dragon capsule to dock with the International Space Station. If it succeeds, the mission...
  • Question for Cat Lovers

    04/23/2012 4:55:07 PM PDT · by carton253 · 77 replies
    carton253
    Just need some advice on how best to introduce two kittens to a 9 year old male cat.
  • The Race to Colonize Space

    04/23/2012 4:41:20 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 18 replies
    IEET ^ | 04/23/12 | Ytasha L. Womack
    A few days shy of the US announcing its grand plan for space tourism in 2014, I was asked to present at Ohio State University’s Transcending Race Conference. My charge was to explore the distant, very far off possibility of how race would evolve with space colonization. What began as entirely speculative soon morphed into a cannon of likely concerns - quickly flipped from the fantasy to a very real reality.
  • Leave it to California.. They're here.. Pot Vending Machines...

    04/23/2012 4:34:01 PM PDT · by cakid1 · 11 replies
    cbs47 ^ | 4-23-12 | cakid1
    California.. They're here.. Pot Vending Machines... A company in Aliso Viejo, has come up with a medical marijuana dispensing machine. It is kind of like a break-room snack vending machine. Only with pot. You need a registration card - pin number and thumb scan to get medical marijuana.
  • Here Come the Brides! Single women bussed into Spanish town to combat wife shortage

    04/23/2012 4:32:05 PM PDT · by Altariel · 25 replies
    DailyMail ^ | April 22, 2012 | Daniel Miller
    Inspired by a classic Hollywood western, dozens of single women have been bussed into a small Spanish town in a desperate attempt to stem a severe bride shortage which is threatening to decimate the local population. In scenes reminiscent of the 1951 film 'Westward the Women, starring Robert Taylor and Denise Darcel, bachelors in the town of Candeleda are being introduced to women from Madrid. The small town of 6,000 on the banks of the picturesque Lobera River, hosted a weekend fiesta to welcome 68 women for a meet-and-greet with the village's single men. Ancient cave paintings show Candeleda has...
  • Microsoft to Yank XP in 2 Years

    04/23/2012 4:12:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    pc world ^ | 4/23/12 | Gregg Keizer, Computerworld
    Microsoft has kicked off what it calls a "two-year countdown" to the death of Windows XP and the Office 2003 productivity suite. Separately, Microsoft announced that Windows Vista, the problem-plagued operating system that never really took hold among customers, exited mainstream support on April 10. In a product's extended support phase, Microsoft provides security patches to registered users but offers other fixes, including reliability and stability updates, only to organizations that have support contracts with the company. Windows XP and Office 2003 will no longer be supported as of April 8, 2014, a company spokeswoman said in a recent blog...
  • What is Romney's plan? Rubio's Quasi-Dream Act, a Daniel D. Portado (Self-Deportation) plan, ...?

    04/23/2012 4:04:10 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 12 replies
    4/23/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    I can't keep up with what Romney is supposedly going to go with concerning illegals. First it was the ridiculous idea from Romney that illegals will self-deport. Remember Daniel D. Portado? Then there was the buzz that some kind of Kobach plan would emerge. Now there is supposedly going to be some type of Rubio Quasi-Dream Act. Who knows what Romney is going to go with. I guess more poll testing, and/or focus group work from the Romney campaign is needed before a plan emerges.
  • Report: Loomis had ability to eavesdrop on visiting coaches on gameday

    04/23/2012 3:59:14 PM PDT · by rawhide · 7 replies
    cbssports ^ | 4-23-12 | By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Blogger
    With the Saints still reeling from the bounty program punishments and with general manager Mickey Loomis already suspended for eight games in 2012, an ESPN Outside the Lines report claims Loomis had an electronic device in his Superdome suite that allowed him to listen to the conversations of visiting coaches for nearly three seasons. According to the report, Loomis had rewired that device so he could eavesdrop for most of the 2002 season, the year he was hired, and all of the 2003 and 2004 seasons. The U.S. Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of Louisiana was told about these...
  • Freep a Poll! (Do you favor the "Buffet Rule", adding tax surcharge to millionaires?)

    04/23/2012 3:19:22 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 18 replies
    Kipplinger.com ^ | 4-23-12 | Kipplinger
    President Obama favors the so-called Buffet Rule, which would impose a tax surcharge on people with gross adjusted income over $1 million, eventually reaching 30 percent..What do you think? Agree Disagree Not sure
  • Europe's woes spilling over to U.S.

    04/23/2012 3:03:06 PM PDT · by Signalman · 7 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | 4/23/2012 | Paul La Monica
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Referring to the European debt crisis with the cutesy shorthand acronym of the PIIGS just doesn't seem right anymore. The problems on the continent now go far beyond the southern peripheral nations of Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain (with Ireland up north tossed in for good measure.) Political instability in France and The Netherlands are making investors even more nervous. And they should be -- especially since Europe's woes are starting to spill across the Atlantic. Several U.S. firms that reported their latest quarterly results Monday morning specifically cited weakness in Europe as a major problem....
  • Secret Arm of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Revealed

    04/23/2012 2:34:58 PM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 6 replies
    When a number of Pharaoh's Muslim Brotherhood magicians snuck in to woo the White House recently, CNN featured them and assured all Americans the visitors came bearing great tidings of joy Two members of the delegation were confronted by one doubting Thomas, Will Cain from the Blaze, who charged: “You say things to us in English… but many charge that when you go back to Egypt and you speak in Arabic, you say just the opposite.” Abdul Mawgoud Dardery of the Muslim Brotherhood, a 9/11 Truther with an alleged penchant for young children, simply rebuked Cain’s charge as a “conspiracy”...
  • Beekeeper suits up in 73-pound coat of bees

    04/23/2012 2:23:27 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 18 replies
    MSNBC ^ | David R Arnott
    A Chinese beekeeper covered his body with 73 pounds (33.1 kg) of bees — that's an estimated 331,000 of the creatures — during a world record attempt on Wednesday, Reuters reports. Local media reported that She Ping, 32, had broken the previous world record of 59 pounds (26.8 kg) of bees which had been set by another Chinese beekeeper, Ruan Liangming, in 2008. However, the Guinness World Records website does not mention either man, instead awarding its "Heaviest mantle of bees" honor to Vipin Seth, an Indian whose burden is said to have weighed 136 lb 4 oz....
  • Gaza Zoo stuffs dead animals to cope with shortages

    04/23/2012 2:14:22 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 5 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 4-22-12 | Phoebe Greenwood
    Using rudimentary taxidermy techniques learnt on the internet, the impoverished Palestinian zoo has stuffed the mangy cat, which died during an Israeli incursion, along with a monkey missing an eye and several limbs and a porcupine, which suffered a hole to its head during a botched mummification attempt. The park's owner Mohamed Awaida, who has no veterinary training, has so far embalmed 10 animals that died as a result of disease, hunger and neglect with an improvised formula of sawdust and formaldehyde. The stuffed corpses now form a macabre display beside the 65 animals still living at the zoo, including...
  • Man Dies After Peeing On ‘L’ Tracks In Evanston

    04/23/2012 2:14:19 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 67 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 4/23/12 | CBS Chicago
    EVANSTON, Ill. (CBS) — An Indiana man died overnight, after coming into contact with the electrified third rail as he urinated on the Purple Line ‘L’ tracks in Evanston. The man was at the South Boulevard Purple Line stop around 11 p.m. Sunday with two other people when he came into contact with the third rail, according to CTA spokeswoman Lambrini Lukidis. The man, Zachary McKee, 27, of Ossian, Ind., was pronounced dead at Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston at 11:52 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. It turned out that the man had climbed down to...
  • Chinese company names sunglasses line after Helen Keller

    04/23/2012 1:42:08 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 18 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 04/23/2012 | Chris Quinn
      In what’s becoming the norm, another foreign company has blundered to new lows in a branding  campaign that defies logic.Fashion company, Xiamen Jinzhi Industry Development Co. Ltd., has launched a new line of sunglasses called Helen Keller.The story reports that the company intended to honor her “philanthropist spirit,” but it just comes across as crass.And the slogan, “You see the world, the world sees you,” is another gem of marketing genius.
  • Real-life Lassie comes to the rescue as boy, 11, is impaled on metal fence...

    04/23/2012 1:34:53 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 15 replies
    DailyMail ^ | Apr 23, 2012 | Richard Hartley-parkinson
    A boy impaled on a metal fence was saved after a real-life Lassie drew his owner's attention to the child's plight. Jack Humphrey, 11, became impaled on the 8ft fence by his wrist when he fell while climbing a nearby tree. In shock, he tried to jump down from the fence, tearing his arm to the bone from elbow to wrist. Spike, who was being walked by James Harrigan on land between North Ormesby and Longlands Road, in Middlesbrough, Cleveland, ran off in the direction of the injured boy.
  • Seth Greenberg fired by Virginia Tech

    04/23/2012 1:20:19 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 3 replies
    Virginia Tech Athletic Director Jim Weaver said Wednesday that he and Tom Gabbard, the school’s associate director of athletics for internal affairs, decided last week to terminate Coach Seth Greenberg’s tenure as Hokies men’s basketball coach.
  • 'I've had my phone tapped': Susan Sarandon claims 'government is watching her'

    04/23/2012 12:43:10 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 23, 2012 | Lydia Warren
    Actress and left-wing activist Susan Sarandon has claimed she was recently denied security clearance for a visit to the White House - and that the government has been tapping her phone. The Oscar winner, who has vehemently condemned the war in Iraq, made the claims on Sunday during a Q&A session at the Tribeca Film Festival - an 11-day event in New York's Lower Manhattan. One audience member asked whether Sarandon, who was answering questions alongside documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, believed she was under surveillance by the government. 'We know we're under surveillance,' Sarandon said: 'I’ve had my phone tapped.'...
  • Calxeda gears up for server ARM race--( EnergyCore Processors )

    04/23/2012 12:29:41 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    The Register ^ | 16th November 2010 05:00 GMT | Timothy Prickett Morgan
    SC10 The secretive ARM server startup formerly known as Smooth-Stone and now called Calxeda is coming out a bit today at the SC10 supercomputer trade show in New Orleans. But don't get too excited. The company is not talking about specific chip or server designs based on the ARM RISC architecture, but rather giving potential customers in the HPC world and in the general purpose server racket the design goals it has set for its initial products. Calxeda is a fake name, and one that Barry Evans, the founder of Smooth-Stone had to change because someone else owns that name....
  • BOY, 14, ACCUSED OF SEX WITH GIRL, 12, AT SCHOOL

    04/23/2012 11:49:12 AM PDT · by massmike · 56 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 04/23/2012 | n/a
    A 14-year-old boy accused of having sex with a 12-year-old girl at school is facing rape charges. Police said the teens said what happened was consensual and that the incident allegedly happened during school hours. However, the Warren County Prosecutor said the boy was charged with rape because the girl is under the age of 13, which is Ohio law. Residents said it is hard to imagine this all happened at school.
  • Man hunting hogs says he accidentally shot woman

    04/23/2012 11:29:33 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 23, 2012
    BUNNELL, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a woman has been hospitalized after her boyfriend accidentally shot her in the legs during a hog-hunting trip in north Florida. The Flagler County Sheriff's office says Steven Egan was in a tent with Lisa Simmons when he saw a hog nearby and shot at it Saturday evening.
  • Firefox 12 released

    04/23/2012 11:08:18 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 33 replies
    Neowin ^ | 22 April 2012 | Stefano Elia
    Mozilla has now finalised the next version of their popular internet browser, Firefox 12 and is ready to download, although as of yet it hasn't been officially publicised. Overall, there isn't a huge amount of noticeable differences from the previous release but it is still recommended you update to the latest version. For those eager to get their hands on the next version, you can download it from Mozilla's website. For the moment, you can also download other languages versions of the browser here. You can also view the release notes of Firefox 12 here, with the browser version being...
  • Brazil actor playing Judas dies from accidental hanging

    04/23/2012 10:57:02 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies
    BBC News ^ | April 23, 2012
    A Brazilian actor has died after accidentally hanging himself while playing Judas in an Easter Passion play. Tiago Klimeck, 27, was enacting the suicide of Judas during the performance on Good Friday in the city of Itarare. The actor was hanging for four minutes before fellow performers realised something was wrong. Klimeck was taken to hospital suffering from cerebral hypoxia but died on Sunday. The Passion play was being performed in Itarare, 345km (214 miles) west of Sao Paulo. Klimeck was re-enacting the scene in which Judas commits suicide in repentance for his betrayal of Jesus Christ. Police are investigating...
  • Naples Man Charged With Felony, Accused of Not Paying for Soda at McDonald's (5 Years)

    04/23/2012 10:42:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Naples News ^ | April 21, 2012
    A Naples man faces a felony charge after he was accused of walking out of the McDonald’s in East Naples without paying for a cup of soda. After filling a courtesy cup with soda Thursday at the McDonald’s soda fountain and then leaving the restaurant, Mark Abaire, 52, of the 500 block of 14th Street North, was arrested by Collier deputies and now faces a felony theft charge, a sheriff’s report shows. A manager told sheriff’s deputies that Abaire entered the store and asked for a glass of water around 10 p.m. Although the employee told him the cup was...