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  • Cinemagraphs: Tuesday Night Visual Fun (Graphic Intense)

    10/09/2012 5:27:13 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 17 replies
    Tripwire ^ | 10/9/2012 | Web
    I use these as backgrounds on my Galaxy S III...
  • Prostitution arrests rock Maine tourist town (Zumba!!!)

    10/09/2012 5:09:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    AP ^ | 10/9/2012
    KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) -- This upscale southern Maine town is known for its ocean beaches, old sea captains' mansions and the neighboring town of Kennebunkport, home to the Bush family summer compound. But the talk of the town these days is the arrest of a local fitness instructor who's been charged with running a prostitution business out of her Zumba dance studio and secretly videotaping her encounters. Now the town is on the edge of its seat, waiting for the revelation of which of their friends and neighbors are among her more than 100 alleged johns.
  • FReep the vote for our wounded, ill and injured veterans.

    10/09/2012 5:00:54 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 1 replies
    Please help us get a Presidential Proclamation.
  • Obama's Magic Calculator - Intellectual Frog Legs #9

    10/09/2012 5:00:33 PM PDT · by ShadowPatriot
    Obama's Magic Calculator - Intellectual Frog Legs #9 'Intellectual Frog Legs" is fresh hilarious conservative comedy. "Pure political brilliance" - Dr. Gina Loudon ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Less than 30 days till “Vote Out Obama Day” —and shenanigans are in no short supply. Welcome to Intellectual Frog Legs No. 9. As usual, the libs are focusing on genitalia while the economy circles the drain… and after getting his clock cleaned by Romney, Obama announced the largest positive ‘unemployment rate’ jump in 30 years…in the worst economy in 30 years. Like magic. Huh? Politichick Ann-Marie Murrell joins Joe Dan.  PLUS ZZ Top, Elvis, Harriet...
  • What is Obama doing on the Facebook homepage?

    10/09/2012 4:52:38 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 9 replies
    facebook | 10/09/2012 | freeatlanta
    I went to sign into facebook and the opening page has this movie with an empty chair hanging in the air.I doubt they meant it as an obama slam, but I thought it was funny.
  • "Eye Of The Sparrow" A Bad Lip Reading of the First 2012 Presidential Debate

    10/09/2012 4:44:09 PM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct. 9, 2012 | BadLipReading
    Enjoy the bad lip reading.
  • Sixth Grader Gets Third Eye in School Picture

    10/09/2012 4:31:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    The Local ^ | 9 Oct 12
    When Swedish sixth grader Tilde Nrgaard opened her recently-delivered school class photo album, she was shocked to discover her picture showed with one eye too many. First everyone was laughing, Tilde too, because we thought it was funny, Tildes sister Anna told The Local. But then we noticed it made her sad and we realized it was actually quite bad that they never noticed the mistake. The photo-fixing foul-up was discovered following the distribution two weeks ago of the annual photo album for students at Mneskld school in Lidkping in central Sweden. According to Tilde, there was nothing unusual at...
  • Mystery Behind Supernova SN 1006 Solved?

    10/09/2012 3:49:42 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Discovery News ^ | Monday, October 8, 2012 | Jennifer Ouellette
    Historical accounts from all over the world describe a spectacularly bright "guest star" in the night sky during the spring of 1006 -- what we now know as a supernova (SN 1006). Now astronomers think they have pinpointed the probable cause of that massive explosion, one thousand years later: a merging of two white dwarf stars. SN 1006 made quite a splash on its debut around May 1, 1006, in the constellation Lupus (the Wolf) just south of Scorpio. The critics raved! Monks in a Benedictine abbey in Switzerland marveled at the star's brightness, and commented on the variability of...
  • 'Bright Object' On Mars Actually Plastic from Curiosity Rover

    10/09/2012 3:23:28 PM PDT · by posterchild · 23 replies ^ | 09 Oct 2012
    A small piece of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has apparently fallen off into the Red Planet dirt, scientists announced today (Oct. 9). Curiosity team members spotted the odd bright object on Sunday (Oct. 7) while studying photos of the rover's first Martian soil-scooping activity. Curiosity then spent much of Monday photographing the scrap further, allowing researchers to determine that it likely came off the 1-ton rover though they're still not sure what exactly it is, or if its absence will affect Curiosity's mission appreciably.
  • Couple Endures Death Threat, Vandalism Over Romney Sign

    10/09/2012 2:44:55 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 27 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | September 28, 2012 | Tad Cronn
    Business owners Dee and Gene Liboff of Woodland Hills, California, just wanted to show their support for Mitt Romney in the coming election by putting up a handmade sign in front of their home. But what they were shown in return is the ugly side of some Obama supporters. Ever since putting up the sign, the Liboffs, who are members of the San Fernando Valley Patriots, have been engaged in a running war with vandals who have cut, pulled down, torn apart and ripped the sign out of the ground. Every time it happens, the Liboffs...
  • MLB Playoffs: A's v. Tigers

    10/09/2012 2:41:10 PM PDT · by Cletus.D.Yokel · 26 replies
    My Sister ^ | 09OCT2012 | V.Nitty
    Y'all, watch the start of the game tonight for the National Anthem. My neice's husband is featured. He's really good.
  • Toxic toads put pet owners on alert in Temple Terrace

    10/09/2012 2:37:44 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 18 replies ^ | October 08, 2012 |
    Deborah and Charlie Barrett want people to know about the dangers of Bufo marinus toads. "People should be as we weren't aware how toxic the Bufo toads are," Charlie Barrett said. The couple's 6-year-old Jack Russell terrier, Willie, died last week after biting a Bufo toad, he said.
  • Pig Blood, Bear Meat and Whisky Honey in Rttvik

    10/09/2012 2:16:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    The Local ^ | 9 Oct 12
    One of Swedens biggest outdoor markets recently took place in Rttvik, central Sweden, and The Locals Oliver Gee was there to taste the bear meat, sample the local honey and get to the bottom of pig-blood pouches. Due to a healthy dose of bad timing, I ended up in Rttvik instead of Rome this weekend. But who needs Roman ruins when you can have Rttviks markets at your fingertips? Right? Two Swedes had invited me, a wayward Australian, on a day trip into the Swedish heartland to experience something they said would be typically Swedish. So, there I was on...
  • A Fossilized Scene of a Spider Attacking a Wasp, Preserved for 110 Million Years

    10/09/2012 2:04:50 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 67 replies
    IO9 ^ | October 9, 2012 | George Dvorsky
    A Fossilized Scene of a Spider Attacking a Wasp, Preserved for 110 Million Years Paleontologists have discovered beautifully preserved species trapped in amber before but this one is extraordinary. It features a parasitic wasp that has become ensnared in a spider's web, with the owner bearing down on it for an attack. But just before the spider was about to have its meal, a drop of resin flowed down from above, freezing the moment in time. Researchers date the scene to the Early Cretaceous between 97 to 110 million years ago in the Hukawng Valley of Myanmar a...
  • Sausage or pepperoni? Pizza Hut offers free pies for life to the voter who asks the question

    10/09/2012 2:00:41 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 44 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/9/12 | Kiriten A. Lee
    The crucial question must be asked of President Obama and Mitt Romney during the live telecast of next week's town hall-style debate at Hofstra University. Is sausage or pepperoni the new boxers or briefs? Pizza Hut is offering free pies for life to the brave voter who asks the White House contenders which of the two favorite toppings they prefer during the next presidential debate. "We recognize there are a lot of serious issues to be debated, but we also know a lot less serious but no less important ones are being discussed every night inside houses across...
  • Teasing over flatulence leads to deadly fight

    10/09/2012 1:52:23 PM PDT · by BerryDingle · 20 replies ^ | Oct 08, 2012 8:06 AM | WOIO
    WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) - Police say a 16-year-old girl is dead and another 16-year-old girl is in police custody. Officials say the girls were fighting around 8 p.m. Wednesday at 4769 Walford Road in Warrensville Heights. According to witnesses the victim was teasing the suspect because she passed gas. One thing led to another and fisticuffs began flying.
  • Glenn Beck's 'The Blaze' Internet TV; Daily Thread The Blaze

    10/09/2012 1:48:02 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 51 replies
    GBTVThe Blaze/Dish 212 ^ | October 9, 2012 | Glenn Beck
    Hello, Ilk!
  • Facebook | The Things That Connect Us

    10/09/2012 1:31:11 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | Oct 4, 2012 | facebook
    Chairs, doorbells, bridges, airplanes. These are things that people use to get together and connect. Facebook is also something that over a billion people around the world use to connect with one another.
  • Oral Sex Could Spread Antibotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Superbug

    10/09/2012 1:03:23 PM PDT · by Morgana · 41 replies
    inquisitr ^ | 10.9.1012 | inquisitir
    Health officials have been sounding the alarm about a drug-resistant strain of gonorrhea, and data from around the world now suggests that oral sex could be the means of transmission of the so-called superbug. Gonorrhea (i.e., the gonococcus microbe) is said to be the second most commonly reported infectious disease in the US, and cephalosporins the class of drugs most commonly used to treat it are apparently no longer effective against the infection. As a result, scientists fear a global sexually transmitted gonorrhea epidemic. The New Yorker discusses the connection between gonorrhea (a.k.a. the clap) and oral sex:...
  • New Male Contraception Stops Sperm from Swimming

    10/09/2012 12:55:02 PM PDT · by trailhkr1 · 50 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 10-9-12 | Anna Hodgekiss
    Scientists have found a way to stop sperm swimming, making the long-awaited male contraceptive pill a step closer to fruition. By ascertaining how to cut off the power supply that enables sperm to move, a man's wrigglers can now left twitching rather than swimming. The research, led by scientists at Monash University in Melbourne, may also provide clues on possible causes of male infertility.

    10/09/2012 12:50:15 PM PDT · by betty boop · 14 replies
    unknown | unknown
    BAR STOOL ECONOMICS Suppose that every day, ten men go out for a beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this: The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing. The fifth would pay $1.00 The sixth would pay $3.00 The seventh would pay $7.00 The eighth would pay $12.00 The ninth would pay $18.00 The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.00 So thats what they decided to do. The men drank in the bar every day and seemed quite...
  • Vanity: Obama-zombies, Obama-violence, and Demon-eyes oh my!!!!

    10/09/2012 12:45:45 PM PDT · by Kolath · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/08/2012 | TheSchillingShow
    WARNING: graphic content! Watch Obama supporters "gone wild" with attempts to silence speech; to steal, vandalize, deface and destroy conservative political signs; and to intimidate through violent, aggressive behavior. The party of bumper sticker "tolerance" and "co-exist" mantras, reveals its true nature in this shocking expose. Thanks to political activist, Steve Peters, and former Virginia 5th District GOP Chair, Randolph Byrd, for video production assistance. More info on
  • AMD's Hondo Z-Series APU To Challenge Intel's Atom In Windows 8 Tablet Market

    10/09/2012 12:38:48 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies ^ | Tuesday, October 09, 2012 | Joel Hruska
    AMD is launching its first tablet-optimized APU today, in a bid to challenge Intel's de facto dominance of the Windows 8 tablet market. Dubbed Hondo, the new Z-60 draws less power than any Brazos-based part AMD has launched before. Some of you may remember that AMD launched a tablet processor last year, but the Z-01 -- codenamed Desna -- was an ordinary Brazos core that binned well enough to run within a lower power envelope. It was more a proof-of-concept chip, meant to demonstrate that AMD could, and would, compete in the tablet market. Hondo, in contrast, is a new...
  • George Zimmerman Team Begins Offense

    10/09/2012 12:01:18 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 22 replies
    Talkleft ^ | October 9, 2012 | Jeralyn Merritt
    To date, the public has only seen George Zimmerman's legal team has been playing defense - fighting for bond and against the negative perceptions of their client created by the selective discovery released and the Martin family and their media team of lawyers and consultants. Yesterday, that began to change. Mark O'Mara filed a notice of hearing for subpoenas he wants issued for Trayvon Martin and his phone friend "DeeDee"'s cell phone accounts for the period of 1/1/12 to 6/1/12, and for their Facebook and Twitter accounts,. In another motion, Mark O'Mara says it wants the original recordings of Witness...
  • TAA DAAAH Romney Takes RCP Lead!

    10/09/2012 11:39:24 AM PDT · by Positive · 14 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 10/09/2012 | Self
    I was waiting for some of those obsolete big bama leads to fall off.Romney + .07
  • Tim Tebow: What if he came out in favor of Paul Ryan (publicly)?

    10/09/2012 11:28:22 AM PDT · by topher · 23 replies
    Based on ABCNews/Yahoo News | October 9, 2012 | vanity
    ABCNews and Yahoo has the following article (link only): Its Tebow time for Biden and Ryan: How the VP debate could change the end game The article focuses on the Ryan-Biden debate. But a bigger question in my mind: what if Tim Tebow came out in Strong Support of Paul Ryan because of religious reasons. Tim Tebow and his mother made the very powerful anti-abortion (pro-life) commercial while he was in college. Now, for the same reason, what would happen if Tim Tebow would come out swinging for Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney because their campaign supports his Christian values....
  • As convicted pedophile, Jerry Sandusky runs risk of being sexually assaulted in prison

    10/09/2012 11:21:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10,9,2012 | AP
    Because of who he is and what hes done, Jerry Sandusky could be in particular danger of sexual assault when he is sent off to prison this week. With thousands of inmates raped behind bars in the U.S. each year, statistics compiled by the federal government show that sex offenders are roughly two to four times more likely than other inmates to fall victim. Sandusky, the 68-year-old former Penn State assistant football coach, will be sentenced Tuesday for sexually abusing 10 boys in a scandal that rocked the university and brought down coach Joe Paterno. Sandusky is likely to spend...
  • 4 Year Old Mountain Biking With His Father

    10/09/2012 11:00:36 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 6 replies
    Malcolm's first Descent of the first ramp on Hellion at Highland Park (age 4 yrs). Malcolm lives in Maine. We ride often at Highland Mtn Bike Park enjoying the incredible trails. Malcs is indeed 4 years old and hopes that this video will encourage other kids and their caregivers to get out there and ride!
  • AR Grandmother Says Child Porn Being Shared on Facebook

    10/09/2012 10:40:49 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    arkansas matters ^ | 10.9.2012 | Marci Manley
    "When I saw that, it tore me up inside," she said, with her iPhone sitting close by. "It could be one of my children." What Tonya Morrow found on Facebook would give any grandmother goosebumps. "There's been pictures of naked children and pictures of men performing sexual acts with children," she said. "It really just made me sick." She's found multiple pages, many with posts in Spanish, but to her the images need no translation. "There's no doubt in my mind this is child pornography," she said. "And while the conversations are in Spanish, you can translate them. One of...
  • One in five Americans have no religious affiliation, survey finds

    10/09/2012 10:17:04 AM PDT · by Joseph Harrolds · 23 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Victoria Cavliere
    The number of unaffiliated is now at its highest point ever and has increased 5% in the past five years,the Pew/PBS poll found. More Americans than ever say they dont identify with an organized religion a trend that is growing among all segments of the population, a poll released Tuesday found. One in five American adults, or 19.6% of the population, are now religiously unaffiliated, a Pew Center/PBS survey finds. Atheists and agnostics now make up about 6% of the U.S. population. The number of unaffiliated is now at its highest point ever and has increased 5% in the...
  • Suppose there could only be 5 Federal holidays...and you got to choose them. Which would you pick?

    10/09/2012 9:59:30 AM PDT · by Joseph Harrolds · 74 replies
    Suppose that for whatever reason, the United States decided to limit the number of Federal holidays to five...and it's up to you to decide which five they are. Which would you pick? For reference's sake, here's the current list: New Year's Day Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. President's Day Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day Columbus Day Veterans Day Thanksgiving Day Christmas Day If there's a holiday you want that's not on the list, you can pick it. Full disclosure: I'm stealing the idea from this thread from Democratic Underground: The most five most popular holidays at DU...
  • Stop Muslim Immigration to the U.S.

    10/09/2012 9:46:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    petition site ^ | 10.9.2012 | Citizen Warrior
    The United States must change its immigration policies to exclude Muslims. Islam is both a religion and a political ideology, and its politics are supremacist. That is, the doctrines of mainstream Islam command Muslims to work toward the dominance of their religion over all other religions, and the subjugation of all people to the Islamic political system (Shari'a). In this sense, Islam seeks to overthrow the established Constitution of the United States, and to replace it with Shari'a. That is sedition. This does not refer to some "extreme" or "radical" form of Islam. Shari'a is a fundamental part of mainstream...
  • Police: Pennsylvania boy, 13, says he killed grandparents because they called his mom a whore

    10/09/2012 9:38:53 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 9, 2012
    PITTSBURGH A 13-year-old fatally shot his grandparents in their home because he was upset that they called his mother a whore and were speaking poorly about her, state police said in charges filed Tuesday. Zachary James Proper, of Oil City, was charged with criminal homicide for the weekend shootings of Dorothy and George Fross. According to the criminal complaint by troopers in northwestern Pennsylvania, Propers parents, Ryan and Karen Kapp, called Oil City police Monday night because they were concerned that their son had gotten drunk and high on Sunday night and had stolen a car belonging to his...
  • Forgotten Hero Finally Home

    10/09/2012 9:38:02 AM PDT · by pfflier · 4 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9 Oct, 2012 | DAN ELLIOTT - AP
    "For 37 years, Delouise Guerra never knew for certain what happened to the young man she called her baby brother, an 18-year-old Marine from Colorado who was missing and presumed dead after a helicopter crash on the other side of the world. The Defense Department, however, told Guerra two months ago it had positively identified the remains of the man who disappeared so long ago, Pfc. James Jacques. The Colorado Marine was killed during the rescue of the crew of the S.S. Mayaguez, an American cargo ship seized by Cambodia's Khmer Rouge two days earlier on May 12, 1975.
  • Debate Moves The Polls Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!

    10/09/2012 9:30:56 AM PDT · by Signalman · 6 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 10/9/2012 | Dick Morris
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I discuss how and why the debate has moved the polls and will continue to propel Romney to victory. Tune in!
  • South Florida Man Wins Live Cockroach-Eating Contest, Then Suddenly Dies

    10/09/2012 9:23:17 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 48 replies
    AP ^ | October 9, 2012 | SUZETTE LABOY
    Man dies after live roach-eating contest in Fla. MIAMI (AP) A contestant in a roach-eating contest who downed dozens of live bugs and worms collapsed and died shortly after winning the contest in South Florida, authorities say. About 30 contestants ingested the insects during Friday night's contest at Ben Siegel Reptile Store in Deerfield Beach about 40 miles north of Miami. The grand prize was a python. Edward Archbold, 32, of West Palm Beach became ill shortly after the contest ended and collapsed outside the store, according to a Broward Sheriff's Office statement released Monday. He was taken to...
  • Dave Says a Quick Fix is to Stop Eating Out

    10/09/2012 8:51:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies ^ | October 9, 2012 | Dave Ramsey
    Dear Dave,When it comes to taking control of your money and living on a budget, whats the biggest thing a family can live without?WillDear Will,There are always the shiny things people can do without. Sometimes people sell a fancy car or boat and get rid of a $600-a-month payment right off the bat. But on a regular, day-to-day basis, I think maybe the biggest and best thing you can amputate from your life is eating out.I love a good restaurant, and Ive got nothing against the industry. The problem, though, is that people are struggling to pay their bills or...
  • Is the 'Fix In' to Stop Taxmageddon on the Working Poor?

    10/09/2012 7:09:47 AM PDT · by sr4402 · 3 replies
    Self | October 9, 2012 | Self
    Is there a 'fix' planned to stop taxmageddon on the working poor? The 30% Federal tax increase and the 30% increase in Social Security taxes upon them? I know that the Obamacare Premium hikes cannot be rolled back, but will Taxmageddon on the working poor be prevented?
  • Flipping marvellous cheerleader sets backflip world record (35 on video! Dallas, Hockaday School)

    10/09/2012 6:32:56 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | October 9, 2012 | Unattributed
    Miranda Ferguson of Hockaday School, Dallas, completed 35 consecutive backward springs, beating the previous record of 32.
  • Kelly: Grand Jury on Police Shooting May Be Good Idea

    10/09/2012 6:25:28 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 12 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 9, 2012 | NBC News
    The city's top cop says not enough is known about the shooting of Noel Polanco on the Grand Central Parkway last week Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said a grand jury should probe the death of a 22-year-old unarmed driver shot and killed by police after being pulled over on a busy highway near LaGuardia Airport on his way home from work last week. Speaking with reporters before the Columbus Day Parade, Kelly said not enough is known about the shooting of Army National Guardsmen Noel Polanco by an Emergency Service Unit detective and that a grand jury investigation will be...
  • Happy Leif Erikson Day!

    10/09/2012 6:02:52 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 22 replies
    EIRKS SAGA RAUA ^ | October 9th, 2012 | Snorri Sturluson
    1. kafli leifur ht herkonungur er kallaur var leifur hvti. Hann var son Ingjalds konungs Helgasonar, lafssonar, Gurarsonar, Hlfdanarsonar hvtbeins Upplendingakonungs.
  • A Heatbeat Away - Joe Biden's Greatest Hits!

    10/09/2012 5:37:07 AM PDT · by Wolf13 · 4 replies ^ | 10-9-12 | wolf13
    A Heatbeat Away - Joe Biden's Greatest Hits!
  • Bankrupt California: No money for crumbling roads, but billions for high-speed rail

    10/09/2012 5:26:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/09/2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    I thought of my fellow Californian Energy Secretary Steven Chu last week, when I paid $4.89 a gallon in Gilroy for regular gas and had to wait in line to get it. The customers were in near revolt, but I wondered against what and whom. I mentioned to one exasperated motorist that there are estimated to be over 20 billion barrels of oil a few miles away, in newly found reserves off the California coast. He thought I was from Mars. California may face the nations largest budget deficit at $16 billion. It may struggle with the nations second-highest...
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday October 9, 2012

    10/09/2012 5:13:13 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 66 replies
    Word For The Day, October 9, 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". mundify [muhn-duh-fahy] -vt 1. to cleanse; deterge 2. to purge or purify [1375–1425; late Middle English < Late Latin mundificāre, equivalent to Latin mundi-, stem of mund ( us ) clean + -ficare -fy]

    10/09/2012 4:29:12 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 10 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 10/9/42 | Charles Hurd, Sgt. Richard T. Wright, Byron Darnton, Ralph Parker
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  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Simeis 147: Supernova Remnant

    10/09/2012 3:52:11 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    NASA ^ | October 09, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: It's easy to get lost following the intricate filaments in this detailed mosaic image of faint supernova remnant Simeis 147 (S147). Also cataloged as Sh2-240, it covers nearly 3 degrees or 6 full moons on the sky. That's about 150 light-years at the stellar debris cloud's estimated distance of 3,000 light-years. Anchoring the frame at the right, bright star Elnath (Beta Tauri) is seen towards the boundary of the constellations Taurus and Auriga, almost exactly opposite the galactic center in planet Earth's sky. This sharp composite includes image data taken through a narrow-band filter to highlight emission from hydrogen...
  • Today's Toons 10/9/12

    10/09/2012 3:33:25 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 13 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 10/9/12 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • Occupy members join police in bid to save Ga. home

    10/08/2012 11:31:01 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 10 replies
    Sac Bee, AP ^ | October 08, 2012 | Jeff Martin
    Less than a year after Occupy Atlanta members clashed with police in riot gear in a downtown park, they're now protesting alongside officers to help a retired detective avoid losing her home to foreclosure. Activists joined current and retired Atlanta police Monday for a demonstration and discussion at the home of retired Atlanta police Det. Jaqueline Barber in Fayetteville, south of the city. Barber said she is under threat of eviction after her medical bills mounted, partly because of a diagnosis of multiple myeloma, a form of blood cell cancer. Barber said she spent part of her 20-year career "kicking...
  • Military Ordnance In Gulf of Mexico Poses Threat To Shipping

    10/08/2012 9:33:10 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 22 replies
    PRNewswire-USNewswire ^ | Sep. 28, 2012 | Texas A&M University
    Millions of pounds of unexploded bombs and other military ordnance that were dumped decades ago in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as off the coasts of both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, could now pose serious threats to shipping lanes and the 4,000 oil and gas rigs in the Gulf, warns two Texas A&M University oceanographers. William Bryant and Neil Slowey, professors of oceanography who have more than 90 years of combined research experience in all of the Earth's oceans, along with fellow researcher Mike Kemp of Washington, D.C., say millions of pounds of bombs are scattered over the...
  • Coming Up on TBS Conan O'Brien and Mitt Romney's 5 Sons

    10/08/2012 9:24:46 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 8 replies
    TBS | 10/8/2012
    Mitt Romney's 5 sons are tonight's guests right now on TBS and Conan O'Brien for 30 mins...should be interesting!