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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
  • Homer Circle dies at 97 --Bass fishing loses its greatest scribe

    06/24/2012 12:48:23 PM PDT · by girlangler · 8 replies
    Bassmaster ^ | June 23, 2012 | Staff
    <“Our last trip was just five days before he died,” Lau said. “We fished from 2 in the afternoon until 5, and he caught six and I caught five, which is just the way I like it.”> < I’ll then most humbly pray;>
  • 'Jeopardy!' host Trebek suffers mild heart attack

    06/24/2012 12:24:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 24, 2012
    NEW YORK (AP) -- "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek is in a Los Angeles hospital recovering from a mild heart attack. Sony Television spokeswoman Paula Askanas said Sunday that Trebek was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Saturday.
  • Bringing Down Healthcare costs so easy a caveman could do it

    06/24/2012 10:19:41 AM PDT · by Ira_Louvin · 11 replies
    If we want to bring down the cost of health care, it’s easy. What we lack is not the way but the will. The way is simple. First, eliminate the federal requirement that hospitals have to treat any patient who shows up. That’s the place to begin. Get government out of telling hospitals who they have to do business with. There is simply no way to control the cost of health care if hospitals are obligated to provide healthcare to all regardless of their ability to pay. How long would a mechanic last if he was required to fix every...
  • Jail Inmates Serenaded Sandusky With "Hey, Teacher, Leave Those Kids Alone"

    06/24/2012 9:46:44 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 34 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 24 June 2012 | Henry Blodget
    Convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky had a surprise waiting for him when he was sent to jail the first time, reports Andrew Strickler of The Daily. As soon as the lights went out at night, Sandusky's fellow inmates at the Centre County Correctional Facility serenaded him with a chorus from Pink Floyd's "The Wall": "Hey, teacher, leave those kids alone!" Similar humiliations are expected to continue now that Sandusky is back in jail having been convicted of the crimes. Jerry Sandusky is currently on suicide watch. He'll be sentenced in 90 days.
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    06/24/2012 9:44:49 AM PDT · by TheZMan · 13 replies
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  • Rasmussen Consumer Index-Consumer Confidence Falls to Lowest Level Since January

    06/24/2012 9:28:50 AM PDT · by Signalman
    Rasmussen ^ | 6/24/2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Sunday, June 24, 2012 The Rasmussen Consumer Index, which measures consumer confidence on a daily basis, dropped two more points on Sunday to 80.2. The Consumer Index is down five points from a week ago, down ten points from a month ago, and down 11 points from three months ago. The Consumer Index has dropped over 15 points since May 20th when it was at 95.4.
  • Rasmussen Consumer Index-Consumer Confidence Falls to Lowest Level Since January

    06/24/2012 9:28:48 AM PDT · by Signalman · 4 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 6/24/2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Sunday, June 24, 2012 The Rasmussen Consumer Index, which measures consumer confidence on a daily basis, dropped two more points on Sunday to 80.2. The Consumer Index is down five points from a week ago, down ten points from a month ago, and down 11 points from three months ago. The Consumer Index has dropped over 15 points since May 20th when it was at 95.4.
  • 5 College Degrees That Aren't Worth The Cost

    06/24/2012 7:09:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/23/2012
    No degree guarantees that a college graduate will earn more over a lifetime than a high school student. Worse still, there are many degrees where the average high school graduate will likely out-earn a college graduate. If you’ve ever wanted to know the two main reasons why Americans decide not to go to college, the St. Louis Fed presented two convincing explanations. The more frightening of the two scenarios showed that, for students paying their own tuition, most will need a starting salary of $40,000 or better to overcome lifetime earnings of high school graduates. How can it be that...
  • WHAT KILLS US: The Leading Causes Of Death From 1900-2010

    06/24/2012 6:33:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/23/2012 | Henry Blodget
    The New England Journal Of Medicine The New England Journal of Medicine takes a look at the leading causes of death in the U.S. from 1900 to 2010. The change is interesting, as is our ever-increasing longevity--something that scientists think may now reverse as a result of the global obesity epidemic. We've laid the findings out for you in a series of charts (and you can head over to the NEJM's excellent interactive graphic if you want to fiddle).
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (06/24/12)

    06/24/2012 5:48:56 AM PDT · by KevinDavis · 21 replies
    06/24/12 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (06/24/12) Sunday: 9/8 -- Falling Skies -- TNT Monday: 9/8 -- Eureka -- SyFy Wednesday: 10/9 -- Futurama -- Comedy Central
  • RUSSIANS FALL BACK AT KHARKOV; U.S. BOMBERS BLAST LIBYAN BASE (6/24/42)

    06/24/2012 4:53:14 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 8 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 6/24/42 | George Gallup, Ilya Ehrenburg, Arthur Krock, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • Touched: The Jerry Sandusky Story [amazon.com customer reviews]

    06/24/2012 3:01:32 AM PDT · by grundle · 11 replies
    No more touching November 10, 2011 By sawdawg101 "Touched: The Jerry Sandusky Story" will fit nicely in your bookshelf along such classics as "Knifed: The O.J. Simpson Story," "Fondler: Confessions of a Pedophile," and "Avoiding Blue Dresses: Sexual Harassment for the Aspiring Politician." Completely misleading title November 5, 2011 By dakota loomis 100% false advertising by Mr. Sandusky. Not a single page in this book "touches" on how to appropriately gain the trust of young, at-risk boys, and then use that trust to perpetrate horrifying sexual assaults on the very children who turned to you for guidance and support. Almost...
  • Tumor op in womb saves fetus

    06/24/2012 2:09:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    BBC News ^ | 22 June 2012 | Last updated at 05:15 ET
    Surgeons have removed a tumor from the mouth of a fetus, in what has been described as a "world first" procedure. After a scan at 17 weeks, mother Tammy Gonzalez said she "could see a bubble" coming out of her baby's mouth. Doctors said it was a very rare tumor called an oral teratoma and there was little chance her daughter would survive. After the pioneering operation, baby Leyna was born five months later. Doctors at the Jackson Memorial Hospital in Florida, said this type of tumor was so rare it had been seen only once in 20 years at...
  • Vaccines And Autism: The Secret That You Are Not Supposed To Know

    06/24/2012 1:15:35 AM PDT · by yank in the UK · 167 replies
    End of the American dream ^ | 21st June 2012 | N/A
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of children in the United States with autism has risen by 78 percent over the past decade.  It is now estimated that 1 out of every 88 children in the United States has some form of autism disorder. 
  • Microsoft's new tablet: the great copier surfaces again

    06/23/2012 10:56:13 PM PDT · by trekdown · 18 replies
    FOX News Network, LLC. ^ | June 19, 2012 | John R. Quain
    ... The market may not need a Windows tablet, but Microsoft desperately does. The company has been steadily -- some might say, inexorably -- falling behind in the new era of computing, the era in which the ability to easily access information is more important than the operating system or computing device we use to do it. Microsoft still hasn't understood this, failing to become a significant force in smartphones or tablets, mainly because it's working from an outdated model of being the Great Copier. Microsoft has always mimicked other technologies, from graphical interfaces to Web browsing to financial software....
  • Swede nets refund after flying with dead man

    06/23/2012 10:42:08 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 22 replies
    The Local ^ | 23 Jun 12 | staff reporter
    A Swedish woman has received compensation from Kenya Airways after having had to fly from Europe to Tanzania sitting next to a man who had died shortly after take off, according to a report in the Expressen daily.
  • It's the O-conomy, stupid!

    06/23/2012 10:41:17 PM PDT · by trekdown · 3 replies
    Read $9 Billion in ‘Stimulus’ for Solar, Wind Projects Made 910 Final Jobs -- $9.8 Million Per Job to get an idea what does it means "green energy", green technology", etc.
  • DNA clues to Queen of Sheba tale

    06/23/2012 9:34:37 PM PDT · by Theoria · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | 21 June 2012 | Helen Briggs
    Clues to the origins of the Queen of Sheba legend are written in the DNA of some Africans, according to scientists.Genetic research suggests Ethiopians mixed with Egyptian, Israeli or Syrian populations about 3,000 years ago. This is the time the queen, mentioned in great religious works, is said to have ruled the kingdom of Sheba. The research, published in The American Journal of Human Genetics, also sheds light on human migration out of Africa 60,000 years ago.According to fossil evidence, human history goes back longer in Ethiopia than anywhere else in the world. But little has been known until now...
  • World's Ugliest Dog crowned in Petaluma

    06/23/2012 9:21:44 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 46 replies
    AP via SFGate.com ^ | June 23, 2012
    Petaluma -- A Chinese crested's short snout, beady eyes and white whiskers earned it the title of World's Ugliest Dog at the annual contest in Petaluma. Competing for fame, $1,000 and a year's worth of dog cookies, Mugly won the honor Friday by beating out 28 other ugly dogs from around the world. The 8-year-old rescue dog from Britain will also be invited for a photo shoot and will receive a VIP stay at the local Sheraton. "I couldn't speak when they announced Mugly's name," said Bev Nicholson, the dog's owner. "I didn't know which way to look. I was...
  • Microsoft Surface: the first serious iPad competitor? (Targeting the corporate tablet market)

    06/23/2012 9:11:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | 06/22/2012 | Husna Haq
    Watch out, Apple. Microsoft’s mystery announcement is out of the bag and it’s giving the iPad a run for its money. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer unveiled Microsoft Surface, a new tablet that heads a “whole new family of Microsoft computing devices,” Ballmer announced at the mystery event at the Milk Studios in Hollywood, Calif., Monday afternoon. From what we’ve seen and heard, the Surface tablet is perhaps the first serious competitor to Apple’s iPad tablet. What’s more, it’s got the capability of a PC – as good for creating content as it is for consuming, according to Ballmer’s highly anticipated...
  • Want to try the Surface Tablet? Find a Microsoft store, if you can

    06/23/2012 9:03:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    CNET ^ | 06/22/2012 | by Brooke Crothers
    Microsoft Store in Century City, Calif. Finding a local Microsoft Store will be a challenge for hands-on consumers looking to try out the Surface tablet. (Credit: Brooke Crothers)After all of the hoopla this week, you would think the Surface tablet was the end of the PC industry as we know it. Not so fast, say analysts. What we know so far is that Surface will be sold through Microsoft Stores only in the U.S. -- the online store and brick-and-mortar outlets. Ever been to a Microsoft Store? Didn't think so. There just aren't that many. I count about 20. Compare...
  • NASA Scientists gather in Santa Clara to ponder life beyond Earth (SETIcon)

    06/23/2012 8:13:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 6/23/12 | Lisa M. Krieger
    We may not be alone. But our cosmic companions might be moist creatures in watery worlds -- lacking, of course, E.T.'s impulse, or ability, to phone home. The growing evidence of wet planets -- and its implications in our search for extraterrestrial life -- is among the marvels shared this weekend at a Santa Clara gathering of astronomers, astronauts and science fiction fans. The theme of the three-day SETIcon event: the exploration of universe and the quest to find life beyond Earth. Scientists agreed that the neighborhood is looking a lot friendlier. What began as a trickle of new planet...
  • Mother cuts teenage daughter's hair in court to secure lighter sentence

    06/23/2012 8:09:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    mail online ^ | 6/23/2012 | Laura Cox
    FULL TITLE: Mother cuts teenage daughter's hair in court to secure lighter sentence from judge after girl hacked chunks out of toddler's locks A mother is furious after a judge ordered her 13-year-old daughter to cut off her ponytail in return for a lesser sentence after she attacked a toddler with scissors and hacked off chunks of her hair. Kaytlen Lopan and an 11-year-old friend launched their assault on the three-year-old at a McDonald’s restaurant in Price, Utah, buying a pair of scissors from a nearby dollar shop and chopping off her long curly locks. Kaytlen was ordered to serve...
  • Watching Now Katie Pavlich On CSPAN 2 Drops Bombshell

    06/23/2012 7:38:59 PM PDT · by Dysart · 96 replies
    6-23-12
    Watching Pavlich interview with Major Garrett on CSPAN2, watch it now or catch the replay. She just said that there were three weapons recovered at the scene, not two, and she strongly suspects that the murder of Brian Terry was a paid government confidential informant. Now, I think we know why Obama-Holder wants to keep this evidence out of the public domain. Also, she points out for the slow that it's implied that the justice dept knew many Mexicans would be killed by putting these powerful weapons in the hands of cartel killers, but were considered essentially (my words) acceptable...
  • Composer, lyricist Richard Adler dies at 90 in NY

    06/23/2012 7:37:15 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    AP via Google ^ | June 22, 2012 | Mark Kennedy
    Composer and lyricist Richard Adler, who won Tony Awards for co-writing snappy and infectious, songs for such hit Broadway musicals as "The Pajama Game" and "Damn Yankees" and who staged and produced President John F. Kennedy's birthday celebration featuring a breathy Marilyn Monroe, has died. He was 90.
  • Man who killed 5-year-old son to be released after 28 years in prison

    06/23/2012 7:27:34 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 11 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 22, 2012 | Jerry Davich
    Judy Kirby has been dreading this day for nearly 30 years. Since her youngest son, Jason, was shot and killed on Dec. 10, 1983. Since his body was found several hours later on an isolated, private drive in another town. Since a 60-year prison sentence was handed down to Jason’s killer — his own father. Richard Kirby was charged with killing his 5-year-old son by shooting him in the back at close range with a 12-gauge shotgun. Richard was arrested at his son’s funeral. A jury later found him guilty even though he pleaded innocent then and, mostly likely, still...
  • Couple's lesson in survival from '07 cougar attack

    06/23/2012 7:09:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    SF Chronicle ^ | June 23, 2012 | Peter Fimrite
    It was hard to put a finger on it, but something seemed slightly off five years ago as Jim and Nell Hamm were completing a hike through pristine Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. The Humboldt County woods seemed unusually quiet, they said, perhaps a bit spooky that fateful afternoon on Jan. 24, 2007, when Jim heard a "gravelly sound" and looked behind him. In the air, its claws straight out in front, was a mountain lion flying toward his head. He said he instinctively ducked to his left and the lion flew by, landing on the trail. The cougar quickly...
  • Finally, an explanation for the mindsets of our favorite green doomsayers: Al Gore,...

    06/23/2012 7:04:01 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    watts Up With That? ^ | June 22, 2012 | By Stephen Murgatroyd, Troy Media
    Posted on June 22, 2012 by Anthony Watts Delusion is a big problem with the green crowd By Stephen Murgatroyd, Troy Media The draft text for discussion at Rio +20 – the UN conference on sustainable development – makes clear that the summit itself is a waste of energy and time. Even the environmental non-government organizations attending it think so.Jim Leape, international director-general of World Wildlife Fund, hoped that the document would be renegotiated: “It’s pathetic. It’s appalling. If this becomes the final text the last year has been a colossal waste of time.” Friends of the Earth are even...
  • Sustainable Development: The latest UN scare

    06/23/2012 5:54:30 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    watts Up With That? ^ | June 23, 2012 | Guest post by David Rothbard and Craig Rucker
    Posted on June 23, 2012 by Anthony Watts United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (Photo credit: Wikipedia)The UN’s Rio+20 agenda would harm health, welfare and nature – and make poverty permanent Guest post by David Rothbard and Craig Rucker Twenty years ago, the Rio de Janeiro “Earth Summit” proclaimed that fossil fuel-induced climate change had brought our planet to a tipping point, human civilization to the brink of collapse, and numerous species to the edge of extinction. To prevent these looming disasters, politicians, bureaucrats and environmental activists produced a Declaration on Environment and Development, a biodiversity treaty, Agenda...
  • Sociopath Test | Sociopath Definition Rate 0bama

    06/23/2012 5:31:49 PM PDT · by Tigen · 22 replies
    voda ^ | 10-10-11 | VodaHost
    Sociopathy is a complex personality disorder. Sociopaths exhibit a wide variety of maladaptive behavior which makes the condition difficult to diagnose. Sociopathy is not one trait; it is a syndrome—a cluster of related symptoms. Sociopaths have a narcissistic and grossly inflated view of their self-worth and importance, a truly astounding egocentricity and sense of entitlement. They see themselves as the center of the universe, as superior beings who are justified in living according to their own rules. Sociopaths are seldom embarrassed about their legal, financial or personal problems. Rather, they see them as temporary setbacks, the results of bad luck,...