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  • Tour de France *** 2012 *** [LIVE THREAD]

    06/24/2012 9:40:23 PM PDT · by Ready4Freddy · 314 replies
    Various ^ | TdF Starts June 30th!! | Varous
    The Tour starts next Saturday, June 30th! Now I need to find my ping list & html templates!
  • Obama is a Post Turtle !

    06/24/2012 9:07:40 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 22 replies
    Paltalk Folks | ? | Paltalk Various
    Obama is a post turtle. When you're driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a 'post turtle'..... You know he didn't get up there by himself, he doesn't belong up there, he doesn't know what to do while he's up there, he's elevated beyond his ability to function, and you just wonder what kind of dumb ass put him up there to begin with.
  • Tropical Storm Debbie

    06/24/2012 8:55:14 PM PDT · by POWERSBOOTHEFAN · 33 replies
    6/24/2012 | POWERSBOOTHEFAN
    Take care of yourselves!
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Apollo 17 at Shorty Crater

    06/24/2012 8:19:08 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    NASA ^ | June 24, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: In December of 1972, Apollo 17 astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt spent about 75 hours on the Moon in the Taurus-Littrow valley, while colleague Ronald Evans orbited overhead. This sharp image was taken by Cernan as he and Schmitt roamed the valley floor. The image shows Schmitt on the left with the lunar rover at the edge of Shorty Crater, near the spot where geologist Schmitt discovered orange lunar soil. The Apollo 17 crew returned with 110 kilograms of rock and soil samples, more than was returned from any of the other lunar landing sites. Now forty years...
  • (Northern Green Flash)---Astronomy Picture of the Day

    06/24/2012 8:08:00 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    NASA ^ | June 23, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: As seen from Frösön island in northern Sweden the Sun did set a day after the summer solstice. From that location below the arctic circle it settled slowly behind the northern horizon. During the sunset's final minute, this remarkable sequence of 7 images follows the distorted edge of the solar disk as it just disappears against a distant tree line, capturing both a green and blue flash. Not a myth even in a land of runes, the colorful but ellusive glints are caused by atmospheric refraction enhanced by long, low, sight lines and strong atmospheric temperature gradients.
  • The Press Under A Free Government

    06/24/2012 7:39:26 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 5 replies
    calvincoolidge.org ^ | Jan 17, 1925 | President Calvin Coolidge
    The relationship between governments and the press has always been recognized as a matter of large importance. Wherever despotism abounds, the sources of public information are the first to be brought under its control. Where ever the cause of liberty is making its way, one of its highest accomplishments is the guarantee of the freedom of the press. It has always been realized, sometimes instinctively, oftentimes expressly, that truth and freedom are inseparable. An absolutism could never rest upon any thing save a perverted and distorted view of human relationships and upon false standards set up and maintained by force....
  • Existential French cat mourns useless trips to vet's office [Video - funny!]

    06/24/2012 7:13:50 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 38 replies
    MSN Now ^ | 6/24/12
    ​You can't keep a sad cat down. Henri the existential French cat is back and as glum as ever after his star turn in April. This time, he's going to the vet. "The 'doctor' cures nothing, but they keep sending me," purrs our héro. "The indignity is too much to bear." So is Internet celebrity, which Henri tackles head on, responding to criticism of his mother tongue. "Are my caretakers torturing me for their own amusement?" he finally asks. Oui, Henri, and they're doing a great job.
  • Is it just me or is FR FAST?!!! (Me thinks and thanks the New Servers are in!) Vanity

    06/24/2012 6:46:11 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 18 replies
    6/24/12 | ME
    WOOHOO!
  • Jose Antonio Vargas gets schooled by Lou Dobbs (Vargas: "happy face" of evil)

    06/24/2012 6:23:20 PM PDT · by ak267 · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | 6/23/2012 | cablenewsguy
    Jose Antonio Vargas, he may be a Pulitzer prize winner but in reality he's nothing more then a talking head and an illegal one at that. How is it that "Educated people" don't have a friggin clue about the politics they love to talk about? You're telling me that a Pulitzer prize winning author doesn't know that Obama and the dems controlled BOTH sides of the house for 2 years and could have done pretty much anything they wanted including the now so important Dream Act? I have had that very same argument with a liberal couple with whom my...
  • 2000th House Dedication in Mobile

    06/24/2012 5:36:45 PM PDT · by MrPiper
    Wkrg tv ^ | June 22, 2012 | Rose Ann Haven
    Thanks to Habitat for Humanity they have a beautiful brand new four bedroom house, a far cry from where his family used to live, camps in South Africa. Their Roslyn Drive house in Mobile also represents another milestone. It's the 2-thousandth Habitat House in Alabama. "Just shows what a really beautiful spirit of serving that our state has", saidArt Pearce, Executive Director of Alabama Association of Habitat for Humanity Affiliates. Volunteers are what built the house along with the sweat equity provided by the family who will make it a home. Councilwoman Gina Gregory says it's just good for the...
  • On second thought,it wasn't a good idea....

    06/24/2012 5:03:30 PM PDT · by Doogle · 7 replies
    http://www.youtube ^ | 03/22/12 | wwwideinterweb
    Some humor before the game starts (Yanks/Mets).What were you thinking moments.
  • Stage set for Lin, Novak return to Knicks. NBA will appeal

    06/24/2012 5:01:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    New York Post ^ | 06/23/2012 | MARC BERMAN
    The union won and so did the Knicks. In a bonanza to their free-agent summer, Jeremy Lin and Steve Novak have been granted their “early-Bird rights” by an arbitrator, giving the Knicks more financial flexibility this summer, allowing them use of their mid-level exception on a free agent. Arbitrator Kenneth Damm’s ruling in the case against the NBA means Lin will be able to re-sign with the Knicks with the Bird exception. Novak was also granted early-Bird rights, giving the Knicks the clear edge in re-signing him, too. Without a union victory, Novak was as good as gone. Nevertheless, within...
  • Does Obama Mock the Bible ? (video)

    06/24/2012 4:03:36 PM PDT · by djone · 5 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | 6.24.2012 | DAVE BLOUNT
    "Pundits identify themselves as card-carrying members of the establishment when they dutifully argue that Obama is a Christian. But black liberation theology — race hatred blended with Marxism under a thin veneer of mysticism — is hardly Christianity. Does this guy sound like a Christian?"
  • Carter - Iran, Obama - Egypt

    06/24/2012 3:18:10 PM PDT · by trekdown · 2 replies
    Two great victories of the two great leaders ...
  • How is Huma Abedin connected to Egypt's new President?

    06/24/2012 3:08:36 PM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 37 replies
    Walid Shoebat ^ | 06/24/12 | Walid Shoebat and Ben Barrack
    It was encouraging to see five sitting US Congressmen – led by Rep. Michele Bachmann – send a letter to the Office of the Inspector General at the State Department recently; it made reference to the familial relationships Huma Abedin – Hillary Clinton’s Deputy Chief of Staff and closest advisor – has to the Muslim Brotherhood. Abedin has much fewer than six degrees of separation (1 or 2 depending on your interpretation) from Egypt’s newly elected Muslim Brotherhood president – Mohammed Mursi. One year ago, when Walid discovered the names of 63 leaders who make up the Muslim Sisterhood –...
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 6/24 7-11pm est

    06/24/2012 3:06:03 PM PDT · by Vision · 33 replies
    WAMU ^ | 6/24/12 | Ed Walker
    Friends, it's Sunday night again. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio programs... Listen Live Info
  • The Bigger Picture: Uncropped Versions of Iconic Photos

    06/24/2012 2:38:47 PM PDT · by djone · 18 replies
    Twisted Syfter ^ | Jun 13, 2012 | SIFTER
    A handful of uncropped versions of iconic images from the last century. From politics and war to sports and music, this small collection of images are a fascinating look back in history--- *Million Dollar Quartet – Memphis, Tennessee 12,4,1956* *Ty Cobb Steals Third* *Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima *
  • Lonesome George, last-of-his-kind Galapagos tortoise, dies

    06/24/2012 2:30:26 PM PDT · by Dysart · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6-24-12 | Sandra Maler
    ..."This morning the park ranger in charge of looking after the tortoises found Lonesome George, his body was motionless," the head of the Galapagos National Park, Edwin Naula, told Reuters. "His life cycle came to an end." George was believed to be around 100 years old and the last member of a species of giant tortoise from La Pinta, one of the smallest islands in the Galapagos, the Galapagos National Park said. BREAKScientists had been trying to get George to mate since 1993, when they introduced two female tortoises of a different subspecies into his pen. They laid eggs twice,...
  • It cracks me up when the newsers say PEOPLE are in the streets

    06/24/2012 1:20:48 PM PDT · by 1raider1 · 7 replies
    6/24/2012 | ME
    It cracks me up when newsers say PEOPLE are in the streets in Muslim countries when they mean MALES only.
  • Freeping on a 35 dollar Linux computer :-)

    06/24/2012 12:53:15 PM PDT · by Bobalu · 86 replies
    A youtube video ^ | 06-24-12 | Bobalu
    Just got my 35 dollar Raspberry Pi Debian Linux computer and thought I'd show fellow freepers how to get on the web and freep on the cheap. It's a Linux setup so it's pretty secure compared to Windows. I'm installing a web server on it now (Apache) and trying to get a cheap USB wifi dongle to work so I can disconnect the ethernet cable...the less cables the better! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNX5Fdt7uu4&feature=youtu.be