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  • 4 Klein ISD Campuses on Lockdown As Police Search For Murder Suspect

    05/02/2012 2:31:14 PM PDT · by willyd · 13 replies
    KHOU Houston ^ | 05/01/2012 | by KHOU.com staff
    HOUSTON – Four Klein ISD campuses were put on lockdown Wednesday afternoon while police searched for a murder suspect in a nearby neighborhood. The lockdown started around 2 p.m. at Klein High, Kleb Intermediate, Mittelstadt Elementary and Klein Annex, and district officials said it was not immediately clear when the students would be released. Police were searching for the suspect, Zumbotha Newsome, in the Wimbledon Estates subdivision. Newsome is wanted in connection with the shooting death of Damien Goss on April 15, 2012. Goss, 30, was stopped in the 1400 block of E. 34th Street, about to pull into a...
  • Yosemite's Tioga Pass Road to open on Monday

    05/02/2012 2:30:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 5/2/12 | AP
    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. -- After a winter of light snow, a major road in Yosemite National Park is set to open on May 7, nearly six weeks earlier than last year. Officials say Tioga Pass Road will be cleared by noon Monday, allowing visitors to enter through the park's east gate. Tioga is the main eastern gateway to the park, and a popular, scenic east-west crossing of the Sierra Nevada.
  • Did you notice: liberals aren't claiming the "martyrdom" of Osama bin Laden is "creating terrorists"

    05/02/2012 1:34:48 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    FREEPers and their opinons ^ | 5/2/12 | SoFloFreeper
    Posting this in chat, because it is just an observation. I would love to hear other's opinions. The years following 9/11, I recall the media and liberals (the same, I know) worry ferociously about whether or not we were "creating more terrorists" by fighting against terrorism. Remember "enraging the Arab street" and other lines? I notice that line of thought has been noticeably LACKING in the lapdog media when it covers the current Oval Office occupier's continuation of the BUSH policy... In other words, no one seems to be concerned that we have turned Osama bin Laden into a "martyr"...
  • Overconfident Alec Baldwin Boasts Obama Win is 'In the Bag!'

    05/02/2012 1:03:32 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 43 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 2, 2012 | Geoffrey Dickens
    Alec Baldwin is figuratively spiking the football before crossing the endzone. The liberal actor popped up on Tuesday’s edition of The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell to brag about Barack Obama’s chances of victory as he claimed that Republicans are “getting scared” and boasted that the President’s victory is all but “in the bag.” The 30 Rock star also acted as if he had an insight into the inner workings of the GOP as he asserted: “They know it’s not looking good for them.”
  • Occucommies Seize Berkeley Farm

    05/02/2012 12:53:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | 5/2/2012 | Dave Blount
    he revolutionary chaos Occucommies promised for May Day fizzled yesterday, but they did make the most of Earth Day last week by seizing control of a farm and transforming it into a farm. Zombie reports: Before the Occupation, the Gill Tract was an agricultural research farm where twenty-somethings getting their PhDs would work the fields to grow crops, as they researched biology or how to raise better, healthier plants. But now, after this incredible revolution by Occupy, the Gill Tract has been utterly transformed into a farm where twenty-somethings work the fields to grow crops. The only difference is that...
  • Caption Obama's visit to Afghanistan

    05/02/2012 12:47:38 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 51 replies
    President Barack Obama talks with Ambassador Ryan Crocker aboard Marine One en route to the Afghan Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 1, 2012. Seated next to the President, from left, are Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough and Chief of Staff Jack Lew.  
  • NFL legend Junior Seau found dead at his California home

    05/02/2012 12:33:58 PM PDT · by pepsi_junkie · 69 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 05/05/2012 | Maggie Hendricks
    TMZ first reported that retired NFL star Junior Seau was found dead Wednesday morning, and that the police were investigating after his housekeeper found the NFL legend with a fatal shotgun wound to the chest. He was 43 years old. The report has been confirmed by the North County Times: Pro football great and Oceanside sports legend Junior Seau has apparently committed suicide, found by a housekeeper with a gunshot wound to the chest, according to multiple sources.Oceanside Mayor Jim Wood said he learned of the death from police Chief Frank McCoy.Police responded to Seau's home on The Strand on...
  • The IPCC 1990 FAR predictions were wrong

    05/02/2012 12:23:46 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    JoNova ^ | May 3rd, 2012 | Joanne
    Have the 1990 IPCC predictions been proved completely, unarguably and utterly wrong? Yes. They predicted that if our emissions stayed the same, temperatures would rise by 0.3 C per decade, and would be at the very least 0.2, and the most 0.5. Even by the most generous rehash of the data, the highest rate they can find is 0.18 C per decade which is likely an overestimate, and in any case, is below the very least estimate, despite the world’s emissions of CO2 continuing ever higher.Climate Scientist Matthew England called that “very accurate”. Since when did 0.18 = 0.3? (Shall...
  • USFS Turns To Saws To Get Rid Of Frozen Cows

    05/02/2012 11:50:46 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 27 replies
    KJCT8.com ^ | May 1, 2012 | AP
    <p>ASPEN, Colo. -- Federal forest officials are thinking of using hand saws to break up the carcasses of frozen cows that died inside a cabin at 11,000 feet near Aspen.</p> <p>The U.S. Forest Service had been exploring whether to burn the cabin or blow it up with explosives to get rid of the cabin and the cows. But a plan explored this week involves using hand saws to cut up carcasses of six cows frozen inside the cabin and four or five buried in the snow outside.</p>
  • Pinellas Sheriff Fires Four Deputies for 'Extreme Loafing', Pretending to Work

    05/02/2012 11:46:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    ABC Actuon News ^ | 05/01/2012
    Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri fired four law enforcement officers after they were found to have shirked their duties while on the clock. One said he watched a movie while on duty. Two others were suspended. Claiming they intentionally hid from supervisors, Gualtieri fired three deputies and one sergeant for failure to work during their assigned shifts. An investigation revealed that the deputies responded to calls if dispatched, but did not initiate any law enforcement action for hours at a time. They concealed their cruisers, disconnected the GPS, and left assigned areas in order to go home, visit family, or...
  • Nation Building for Dummies

    05/02/2012 11:42:44 AM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight
    Nation Builder ^ | 5/2/2012 | Self
    This is a social networking site for community organizers. We need to co-opt this. The left will be using this. Prepare, and conquer!
  • Lesser of Two Evils (vanity)

    05/02/2012 11:39:55 AM PDT · by Sopater · 50 replies
    Sopater
    We often hear people say "hold your nose and select the lesser of the two evils". However, if we look at the bigger picture, which is really the lesser evil of the two? 1. Obama for 4 more years and teach the GOP the lesson that they evidently didn't learn in 2008. 2. Romney for 8 years, assuming he doesn't hand it back to the Democrats in 2016.
  • Report: Junior Seau Found Dead In California Home

    05/02/2012 11:32:22 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 38 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 5/2/12 | CBS Boston
    BOSTON (CBS) — Former NFL linebacker Junior Seau was found dead in his home in Oceanside, Calif., on Wednesday, according to TMZ. TMZ reported that Seau shot himself. The report said that police and the coroner’s office were called to Seau’s home to investigate a possible shooting. The report says that police and the coroner’s office are investigating a scene inside Seau’s home, though the details are still unclear. Seau was in the news in 2010 for driving his car off a cliff after an alleged domestic dispute. Seau, 43, spent 20 seasons in the NFL, most recently playing for...
  • Caught In The Cookie Jar: South El Monte Girl Scout Troop Leader Accused Of Stealing $6K

    05/02/2012 11:25:41 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    CBS) ^ | May 1, 2012 11:59 PM
    ARCADIA (CBS) — Honesty wasn’t a lesson learned by one San Gabriel Valley Girl Scout troop leader who was reportedly caught with her hand in the cookie jar — literally. South El Monte/El Monte Troop leader Ana Isabel Juarez, 30, was arrested on April 17 for allegedly using her Girl Scout debit card to treat herself, according to the Arcadia Police Department. “It was just shocking to see that we became her own personal piggy bank: gas, nails, Nordstroms, Victoria’s Secret,” said troop co-leader Verna de los Reyes. The purchases were reportedly made from Sept. 2011 through March 2012, the...
  • [NFL Linebacker]Junior Seau Dead Cops Suspect Suicide

    05/02/2012 11:24:28 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 76 replies
    NFL legend Junior Seau was found dead in his home in Oceanside, CA ... and a law enforcement source at the scene tells us cops believe he shot himself. Seau was 43-years-old ... and leaves behind 3 kids and an ex-wife. Cops are currently at Seau's home -- located in San Diego County -- and were seen talking with a man who was inside the house and appeared distraught.
  • 'Supermoon' phenomena to occur Saturday night

    05/02/2012 11:15:06 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    If you take a look at the full moon this Saturday night and think it looks bigger than usual, you’ll be right. The largest, brightest full moon of the year, nicknamed “supermoon” by astrologer Richard Nolle back in 1979, will happen when the moon is full on its closest approach to Earth. Scientists said it will be a mere 221,802 miles away, approximately 17,000 miles closer than usual. The last supermoon happened in March 2011. The supermoon promises higher than normal tides, but scientists say there should be no concern about the lunar event’s effects. On NASA’s website, Dr. James...
  • WV Governor Not Backing Obama For Re-Election

    05/02/2012 11:09:30 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    MICHAEL BERRY ^ | 5/2/2012 | MICHAEL BERRY
    (CNSNews.com) – West Virginia’s Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said he is not endorsing President Barack Obama for re-election, saying the president “has apparently made it his mission to drive the backbone of West Virginia’s economy, coal and the energy industry, out of business.” Tomblin is running for re-election in the heavily Democratic and major coal-producing state this year. He won a special election for the governorship last year after Gov. Joe Manchin was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010.
  • Mobile App: Stitcher gets political, lets users follow presidential candidates

    05/02/2012 10:42:04 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 1 replies
    gigaom.com ^ | May. 2, 2012, 9:00am PT | Ryan Kim
    News and talk radio app Stitcher, is gearing up for the presidential elections with a dedicated election service that allows users to follow their favorite candidate and get elections news from select sources. The Mobile Election Center tab inside the Stitcher app will give users a chance to get information directly from the different campaigns and also gather election-related news from outlets like Slate, CBS News, Marketplace, Bloomberg, PRI and MSNBC and others.The update to the Stitcher app, available on iOS and Android, is sort of a no-brainer for Stitcher, whose users spend 70 percent of their time listening to news...
  • New Link From Supernova to Life on Earth?

    05/02/2012 10:21:22 AM PDT · by Twotone · 36 replies
    54°40’ Or Fight! ^ | May 2, 2012 | Devon Watkins
    Through the Royal Astronomical Society in London the Danish scientist Henrik Svensmark released new scientific evidence in the last week that has not yet hit the mass media. This new examination could revolutionize the way that we view our world’s climate and even the history of life on Earth. Professor Svensmark examined the history of how supernova’s close to our solar system occurred over the last 500 million years. He compared this supernova history to our well known history of the number of different species on Earth over that same time period and found a remarkable correlation.
  • Lost budgie taken home after it recites entire address

    05/02/2012 10:17:08 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 18 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | May 2, 2012 | Julian Ryall
    The bird escaped from a house in the Sagamihara district of Yokohama on Sunday morning, Kyodo News reported, and made its way to the city centre. After finding its way into a hotel, it came to rest on the shoulder of one of the guests before it was apprehended. The hotel handed the budgerigar over to police, who put it in a cage and transferred it to a nearby police station. Despite giving no indications that it could talk, the bird suddenly piped up late on Tuesday night and began repeating its home address – which its owner had apparently...
  • Tanning booth mom calls arrest for taking daughter, 5, a misunderstanding: ‘It was a sunburn’

    05/02/2012 10:12:41 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 2, 2012 | Dylan Stableford
    A New Jersey woman arrested for allegedly putting her 5-year-old daughter in a tanning booth says it was all a big misunderstanding. Patricia Krentcil, 44, told NBC's local New York affiliate that she took her daughter with her to a local tanning salon but that the child was not exposed to the booth's synthetic UV rays. "I tan, she doesn't tan," Krentcil said. "I'm in the booth, she's in the room. That's all there is to it." Krentcil, of Nutley, N.J., was arrested last week, and charged Tuesday with felony child endangerment. She was released on a $25,000 bond and...
  • Stinging gas sends May Day protesters fleeing

    05/02/2012 10:07:08 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 5/2/2012 | TERRY COLLINS
    Thousands of protesters in New York demanded an end to income inequality and housing foreclosures. Police fired tear gas to disperse marchers in Oakland, Calif. And black-clad demonstrators smashed windows in Seattle and occupied a building owned by the Catholic archdiocese in San Francisco OAKLAND, Calif. — Thousands of protesters in New York demanded an end to income inequality and housing foreclosures. Police fired tear gas to disperse marchers in Oakland, Calif. And black-clad demonstrators smashed windows in Seattle and occupied a building owned by the Catholic archdiocese in San Francisco. Activists across the U.S. joined in worldwide May Day...
  • Obama: 'New York girlfriend' was composite

    05/02/2012 10:03:08 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 12 replies
    One of the more mysterious characters from President Obama's 1995 autobiography Dreams From My Father is the so-called 'New York girlfriend.' Obama never referred to her by name, or even by psuedonym, but he describes her appearance, her voice, and her mannerisms in specific detail. But Obama has now told biographer David Maraniss that the 'New York girlfriend' was actually a composite character, based off of multiple girlfriends he had both in New York City and in Chicago. "During an interview in the Oval Office, Obama acknowledged that, while Genevieve was his New York girlfriend, the description in his memoir...
  • Coyote hears turkey call, bites Down East hunter on arm

    05/02/2012 9:58:11 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 26 replies
    bangorDailyNews ^ | May 2, 2012 | staff reporter
    MACHIAS — Opening day of turkey season turned out to be a bit more than Bill Robinson had in mind Monday when he set out his decoy at dawn’s first light. “I’ll never forget looking up and seeing a jaw full of teeth coming at me,” Robinson said Tuesday, the day after being attacked and bitten on the right arm by a coyote. The wild canine sprang while the Maine Guide was hunkered down in the brush, using a mouth-call to lure a turkey into the open while hunting on private property near the Washington County community of Cooper.
  • Park Guide (Jobs in Southeast Utah)

    05/02/2012 9:09:18 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 1 replies
    USA Jobs ^ | 04/30/12 | USA Jobs
    Saw this on Facebook, in case anyone is interested. It also struck me, looking at the requirements, that Obama might have a hard time with the qualifications: KEY REQUIREMENTS * U.S. Citizenship required. * Background and/or Security Investigation required. * Selective Service Registration if applicable. * Must possess or be able to obtain state issued driver's license. * Wearing a National Park Service uniform is required.
  • Will Navy SEALs swift-boat Obama over the bin Laden raid?

    05/02/2012 9:01:12 AM PDT · by Signalman · 14 replies
    theweek.com ^ | 5/1/2012 | theweek.com
    A backlash is growing to the victory dance over the terrorist's death, fueling concerns that Obama's biggest foreign policy success could be turned against him Many Navy SEALs are not happy that President Obama is "taking the credit for killing Osama bin Laden," says Toby Harnden at Britain's The Daily Mail. Quoting retired and active SEALs, both on the record and off, Harnden makes the case that many SEALs resent Obama for using the group as "ammunition" in his re-election campaign. Some U.S. commentators dismissed the report as a conservative hatchet job, but others aren't so sure, saying Republicans could...
  • Met Office April Forecast: “…drought impacts in the coming months are virtually inevitable.”

    05/02/2012 8:50:44 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | April 30, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    UPDATE: Forecast humor on steroids, hereYou can’t make up FAIL like this. First this story in the BBC Today:Now let’s have a look at the official Met Office forecast for April, issued on March 23rd, 2012: Met Office 3-month Outlook Period: April – June 2012 Issue date: 23.03.12SUMMARY – PRECIPITATION: The forecast for average UK rainfall slightly favours drier than average conditions for April-May-June as a whole, and also slightly favours April being the driest of the 3 months. With this forecast, the water resources situation in southern, eastern and central England is likely to deteriorate further during the April-May-June...
  • Obama Gives Away Our Sovereignty – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert! (video)

    05/02/2012 8:47:57 AM PDT · by Signalman · 4 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 5/2/2012 | Dick Morris
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I discuss how Obama is about to join the International Criminal Court prohibiting any war without UN approval (giving Russia and China a veto). Tune in!
  • Will Obama "Hope & Change" artist/commie propagandist, Shepard Fairey, do a poster w/ new slogan?

    05/02/2012 8:47:46 AM PDT · by ETL · 18 replies
    various sources | May 2, 2012 | self
    Street artist Shepard Fairey, who designed Obama 'Hope' poster, arrested for graffiti in Boston NY Daily News | February 7th 2009 http://www.nydailynews.com/news/us_world/2009/02/07/2009-02-07_street_artist_shepard_fairey_who_designe.html ________________________________________________________From Shepard Fairey's official website (ObeyGiant.com):Check it out! I got a thank you note from Barack Obama. If he is elected, maybe I have a get out of jail free card. All kidding aside, I’m honored to be acknowledged by someone so important to the future of our country. Also, the Obama campaign asked me to do a poster illustration for sale on their site. It should be out next week on barackobama.com.-Shepardhttp://obeygiant.com/post/check-it-out ________________________________________________________ Here is the 'thank...
  • A Second Look at the Mosin-Nagant Rifle

    05/02/2012 8:44:25 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 80 replies
    Survivalblog.com ^ | 5-2-12 | "Frog"
    My rifle is a round receiver Tula, 91/30. I was lucky enough to get one with an excellent bore, bolt, and all the accessories (oiler, tools in cloth wrap, sling, bayonet and two ammo pouches), while paying only $90 in-person. $80 online is still a perfectly fair price, even after transfer and shipping -- though I would advise anyone purchasing multiple specimens, or other qualifying weapons, to consider a Curio and Relic license, if that is in your interest. The rifle's main detriment that I've determined thus far? The sights. They're not bad -- though I'm biased, and apparently an...
  • America's worst airports

    05/02/2012 8:19:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    Travel + Leisure ^ | April 17, 2012 | Everett Potter
    Outdated infrastructure, overcrowding, chronic delays, and demoralized staff: That’s what you’ll find in some of America’s worst airports, according to readers of Travel + Leisure. In our first-ever airport survey, we asked readers to rate America’s 22 major airports in seven categories: flight delays; design; amenities; food and drink; check-in and security; service; and transportation and location. The best-scoring airports have tackled these issues head-on, refurbishing terminals and adding amenities that make the worst airports look evermore outdated by comparison.
  • New world record for world's fastest toilet on wheels

    05/02/2012 8:13:32 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5/2/12 | BBC
    A new and unusual land speed record has been set in Australia - for the fastest motorised toilet. Canadian stunt woman Jolene Van Vugt recorded a speed of 75km/h (46mph) at in Sydney, beating the previous record by 7km/h. "I flew into Australia yesterday and came out here to jump straight on the toilet," she said. "That was so fun and I'm stoked to get the record." In order to win the title she was timed over 100m (330ft) in both directions.
  • Tucson teacher held on sex-misconduct with 2 students

    05/02/2012 8:13:03 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | May 2, 2012
    Photo courtesy of Oro Valley Police Department Melissa Ann Dalton An Ironwood Ridge High School teacher was arrested Monday on suspicion of sexual misconduct with two students. Melissa Ann Dalton, 33, was booked into Pima County jail on four counts of sexual misconduct with a minor, said Lt. Kara Riley, a spokeswoman for the Oro Valley Police Department in a news release. School resource officers from the OVPD were notified of allegations against Dalton and the case was handed over to the department’s Criminal Investigations Unit, Riley said. According to the high school’s website Dalton is an art teacher....
  • This Treasure Hunter Says He Has Located Bin Laden’s Body

    05/02/2012 8:02:59 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 25 replies
    That smiling guy is Bill Warren, the Californian treasure hunter who claimed he was searching for Osama Bin Laden's dead body back in June 2011. He didn't find him then, but now he claims he has located the cadaver. Talking to Spanish newspaper El Mundo, Warren says he has no doubt about where Osama is:
  • Freep a poll! (Is the US safer since bin laden was killed?)

    05/02/2012 8:00:55 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 23 replies
    kvoa.com ^ | 5-2-12 | KVOA
    It’s been one year since U.S. commandos flew into Islamabad and killed Osama bin Laden. Do you think the United States is safer or less safe than it was a year ago? More safe. Less safe.
  • Mother of groom arrested after Danvers wedding brawl

    05/02/2012 7:48:48 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 31 replies
    Salem (MA) News ^ | 5/2/12 | Julie Manganis
    DANVERS — For two North Shore families, the wedding Saturday night at the Danversport Yacht Club will be memorable — for all the wrong reasons. The mother of the groom ended up in handcuffs, another young woman was also arrested, and the groom himself may be facing assault charges, police said. Darlene DeIorio, 45, of Revere pleaded not guilty to charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest during her arraignment Monday in Salem District Court. Danvers police were called to the function hall just after midnight Sunday for a report of a "groom out of control." It all started when...
  • Bergevin selected as new Montreal GM

    05/02/2012 7:27:12 AM PDT · by RitchieAprile · 6 replies
    NHL.com ^ | Wednesday, 05.02.2012 / 8:34 AM | NHL.com
    The Montreal Canadiens have tabbed former NHL player Marc Bergevin as its new GM and will introduce him in a Wednesday afternoon press conference at the team's practice facility. Bergevin, 46, will replace the fired Pierre Gauthier, who was let go near the end of the 2011-12 season, and become the 17th GM in Canadiens history. The Canadiens not only missed the Stanley Cup Playoffs this season, but finished last in the Eastern Conference and No. 28 in the League with a 31-35-16 record. A Montreal native, Bergevin has spent the past seven seasons in Chicago's front office. This past...
  • Maurice Strong meets our editorial board (Video)

    05/02/2012 7:26:47 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 8 replies
    The Ottawa Citizen ^ | 5/01/2012 | The Ottawa Citizen
    Nearly 20 years ago Canadian Maurice Strong served as secretary general of the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio De Janeiro. Today he is meeting the Citizen’s editorial board to discuss the upcoming Rio Plus-20 gathering in Brazil next month. Joining him are Brice Lalonde, executive co-ordinator of the Rio +20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, and David Runnalls, executive director of Sustainable Prosperity in Ottawa.
  • Economy Heads South -- Again

    05/02/2012 6:04:10 AM PDT · by pabianice · 22 replies
    Fox News Channel (no link yet) | 5/2/12
    Breaking on Fox. New jobs 40% lower than expected in April. Business starts down 50%. Private job starts 117,000 for April. 22.8M unemployed or under-employed. Report due at week's end "expected to be terrible."
  • Word for the Day, Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - Adust

    05/02/2012 5:44:56 AM PDT · by tioga · 22 replies
    FRee Dictionary ^ | Wednesday | FRiday's Sub
    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”. AdustAdjective 1. Burned; scorched. 2. Archaic Browned by the sun; sunburned. 3. Archaic Melancholy in appearance or temperament; gloomy. [Middle English, from Latin adustus, past participle of adrere, to set fire to : ad-, ad- + rere, to burn.] 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 are linked for...
  • Bloody battle between neighbours sees man's arm almost severed with a chain saw...

    05/02/2012 5:24:49 AM PDT · by TYVets · 21 replies
    Mailonline.com ^ | May 2, 2012 | Richard Shears
    In a bloody battle between two warring neighbours in Australia today, one man's arm was almost severed with a chain saw, while another had a finger chopped off with a Samurai sword.
  • Vanity - President Nixon and the Moon

    05/02/2012 4:58:55 AM PDT · by T. P. Pole · 16 replies
    05/02/12 | T. P. Pole
    When I look back at history, I think it is just great how President Nixon is responsible for landing men on the moon. What's that? You say that President Kennedy is really responsible for initiating the plan years before, and that President Nixon just happened to be the guy in charge when it finally happened? Oh, ok. That's fine. I think it is just great how President Obama is responsible for killing bin Laden.
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Saturn's Moon Helene in Color

    05/02/2012 4:57:16 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    NASA ^ | May 02, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Although its colors may be subtle, Saturn's moon Helene is an enigma in any light. The moon was imaged in unprecedented detail last June as the robotic Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn swooped to within a single Earth diameter of the diminutive moon. Although conventional craters and hills appear, the above image also shows terrain that appears unusually smooth and streaked. Planetary astronomers are inspecting these detailed images of Helene to glean clues about the origin and evolution of the 30-km across floating iceberg. Helene is also unusual because it circles Saturn just ahead of the large moon Dione, making...
  • Got a couple of old watches lying around?...make a motorcycle

    05/02/2012 4:40:28 AM PDT · by Doogle · 20 replies
    Viola ^ | 03/11/12
    Dmitry Khristenko makes his incredible miniatures of motorcycles, automobiles using watch parts. For me such kind of art is the same as jewelry art.
  • HITLER-MUSSOLINI MEETING FOLLOWED BY FASCIST, CROWN COUNCILS IN ROME (5/2/42)

    05/02/2012 4:20:40 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 10 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 5/2/42 | Daniel T. Brigham, Craig Thompson
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  • Bricks from bin Laden's house are selling for a nickel

    05/02/2012 4:09:23 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 16 replies
    MSN.com ^ | May 2, 2012 | staff reporter
    Looking for a little keepsake to remember Osama bin Laden by? A contractor hired by the Pakistan government to remove the rubble of the terrorist's former hideaway is hawking thousands of bricks from the demolished three-story compound in Abbottabad. You sure can't beat the price. Shakeel Ahmed, who, fearing retribution, travels with a bodyguard, is selling them as souvenirs for less than nickel a piece. Ever since word spread, Pakistanis have been showing up to buy themselves a fiendish piece of history. Any leftover bricks, says Ahmed, will be sold at auction.
  • Mexico Cartels Stealing Gold to Launder Drug Money

    05/02/2012 2:22:01 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    InSight ^ | Tuesday, 01 May 2012 | Elyssa Pachico
    Mexican authorities say that, since 2008, criminal gangs have robbed so many trucks carrying gold shipments that some mining companies have been forced to switch to aerial transportation. This highlights the convenience of gold as a means to launder dirty cash. Drug cartels primarily use the gold to launder their proceeds, usually reworking it into jewelery and selling it on the legal market, reports Excelsior. Theft of gold bar shipments has been reported in some of the states most affected by drug violence, including Chihuahua, Sonora, and Durango. One miners' association in Sonora told the newspaper that their production costs...
  • Today's Toons 5/2/12

    05/02/2012 1:26:56 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 11 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 5/2/12 | pookie18
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  • Car Valet's Joy Ride Caught on Hidden Camera (Update with lots of new information)

    05/01/2012 11:03:35 PM PDT · by rawhide · 18 replies
    gma.yahoo,com/video/news ^ | 5-1-12 | Local ABC News Investigation
    An investigation caught parking lot attendants out for a spin in sports car. http://gma.yahoo.com/video/news-26797925/car-valet-s-joy-ride-caught-on-hidden-camera-29146638.html
  • Bobcat, house cat share moment outside Cave Creek [AZ] home

    05/01/2012 10:11:54 PM PDT · by donna · 28 replies
    www.abc15.com ^ | May 1, 2012 | Chencho Flores
    CAVE CREEK, AZ - An unusual moment between a house cat and a bobcat outside a Cave Creek home has become the talk of the Valley. The star of the story is a house cat named Pima. She and her sister Mogey were the first ones to spot the bobcat.