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  • Schofield 45 Colt, 5 1/2"Bb made by Uberti

    10/11/2012 12:07:14 PM PDT · by TheThirdRuffian · 62 replies
    Gunbroker ^ | 10/10/12 | Gunbroker
    What do you all think about the Umberti recreation of the Schofield .45? For whatever reason, I love this gun, probably from watching too many westerns. This is not particularly a self-defense gun, although I suppose the .45LC would not be pleasant to be shot with. I just think it's cool and want to hang it in a holster in my cabin the the moutains to counter-act the crap my wife is hanging up, and occassionaly go cowboy shoot with it.
  • Joe Biden drunk on campaign trail (Youtube Video From 2008; Wasted While Introducing Obamas)

    10/11/2012 12:04:53 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | 30 Aug 2008 | JohnRaytheon
    This video was first posted in August of 2008. To those who have not seen it, you will immedidately wonder "How could he have survived this?" I post it today to remind everyone the lengths that the media will go to in order to protect Obama/Biden. Biden is clearly drunk in this video. No matter what happens during the debate with Paul Ryan, the media will either tell us it was a "draw" or that Biden actually did well. Count on it.
  • Dottie Sandusky in letter to judge: 'Jerry is not the monster everyone is making him out to be'

    10/11/2012 12:02:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    PMSNBC ^ | 10.11.2012 | NBC staff
    The Common Pleas Court in McKean County, Pa., has released a letter that Dottie Sandusky wrote to Judge John Cleland after her husband, former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, was convicted on 45 counts of child sex abuse and before he was sentenced to 30 to 60 years for those crimes. Dottie Sandusky attended the sentencing Tuesday for her husband, who was defensive coordinator and for many years the presumed heir-apparent to legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. The case shook the university, resulting in the firing of Paterno and the departure of the president and other...
  • Shameless vanity: "Patriot's History of the Modern World" out today

    10/11/2012 11:52:22 AM PDT · by LS · 35 replies
    self ^ | 10/11/2012 | LS
    My new book, with Dave Dougherty, A Patriot's History of the Modern World, from America's Exceptional Ascent to the Atomic Bomb, 1898-1945 is out today. This is really volume one of a two-volume set, on sale everywhere including links from Vol. 2 will be out next year, A Patriot's History of the Modern World, vol. 2, from the Cold War to (I hope) Obama's Removal.
  • Prepping for Obamacare, Olive Garden and Red Lobster Cut Workers' Hours

    10/11/2012 11:45:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | October11, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    In hopes of reducing the impact of Obamacare, Olive Garden and Red Lobster are reducing hours and studying the impact. Right now, this is just a small test, involving only four stores markets. However, if large chains are testing in that direction, no doubt other companies are doing the same. I also suspect smaller chains have already shifted to that model completely. Please consider Prepping for Obamacare, Chain Cuts Workers' Hours. The owner of Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants is putting more workers on part-time status in a test aimed at limiting the impact of looming health coverage requirements....
  • Game 5 - Giants v. Reds - Oh My! Who will play the Cardinals for the NL pennant?

    10/11/2012 11:31:52 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies
    TBS ^ | 10/11/12 | Vanity
    Just another day in Cincinnati? Heck No.. not on Game 5 day!
  • The horizon collapses in the Middle East

    10/11/2012 11:31:30 AM PDT · by virgil283 · 5 replies
    "Just when Iran most needs hydrocarbon revenues, its oil output will decline sharply. Natural gas exports can offset the decline to some extent, but not entirely. Iran's only chance of survival lies in annexing oil-rich regions on its borders: Bahrain, Iraq's Basra province, parts of Azerbaijan, and ultimately Saudi Arabia's Shi'ite-majority Eastern Province. THIS IS WHY IRAN needs NUCLEAR WEAPONS..."
  • Ex-con returns from prison only to find his wife MUMMIFIED in bed (Spain)

    10/11/2012 11:26:33 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    NYDN ^ | October 10, 2012 | Charlie Wells
    Spanish man home from prison finds his wife mummified in bed Eduardo Ruiz grew concerned when he stopped hearing from his wife, Ángeles Fernández. But authorities refused to allow anyone to enter the home, despite complaints of an unpleasant smell in the area — until he managed a conditional release and broke in himself. A man in Spain came home from prison last week to find his wife mummified on her bed. Eduardo Ruiz, from the town of Ciempozuelos just outside Madrid, had not heard from his wife for a year when he complained to police in 2011. At the...
  • College football legend Beano Cook dies at 81

    10/11/2012 11:22:55 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 12 replies ^ | 11 October 2012 | Staff
    Beano Cook, a longtime staple of the Pittsburgh sports scene and an ESPN college football studio commentator since 1986, has died. He was 81. Cook, a 1954 University of Pittsburgh grad, began his career as a sports publicist for the school from 1956-66. He later worked with a number of organizations, including the Pittsburgh Civic Arena. Beano Cook's breadth of knowledge of the history of the college game earned him the moniker, the "Cardinal of College Football." Cook was a studio commentator for ABC from 1982-85 before joining ESPN. He also worked as ABC's press director from 1966-74, and for...
  • Welsh Restaurant Served Double Whisky to Two-Year-Old Celebrating His Birthday (U.K.)

    10/11/2012 11:08:29 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 52 replies
    AP ^ | October 12, 2012 | AP
    Welsh restaurant Frankie and Benny's served booze to toddler A RESTAURANT chain has apologised for accidentally serving alcohol to a toddler in Wales, calling it a case of human error. The BBC reported that two-year-old Sonny Rees was taken to a hospital emergency room after drinking whisky at his second birthday party at a Frankie and Benny's restaurant in Swansea. His mother, Nina Rees, said he was clearly intoxicated. She said she tasted his drink, which was supposed to be lime juice and water, after noticing that he was making a funny face. "It was whisky, I would say a...
  • Bill Maher: “We Need To Promote Death”

    10/11/2012 11:02:41 AM PDT · by traumer · 36 replies
    Asked by host Neil deGrasse Tyson what he thought about the death penalty and abortion, Maher re-affirmed his support for both, remarking, “The Pope is consistently pro-life, I am consistently pro-death.” Expressing how he was pro-death penalty, Maher said, “my motto is let’s kill the right people.” “I’m pro-choice, I’m for assisted suicide, I’m for regular suicide, I’m for whatever gets the freeway moving – that’s what I’m for,” said Maher, adding, “It’s too crowded, the planet is too crowded and we need to promote death.” Explaining how he knew many people who felt the same, Maher went on to...
  • US Banks under Iranian Hacker Attack

    10/11/2012 10:53:45 AM PDT · by usconservative · 11 replies
    Self ^ | 10/11/12 | USConservative
    Iranian hackers are directly attacking Nations largest banks, we are under attack. You may not see it, but if you're having problems getting to your online accounts today, now you know why. It's NOT being reported how bad this problem is. I couldn't get a connection out of the building today, I'm using my personal wifi to get a Internet connection. This is the worst attack yet, they are getting better and smarter at it each day. I think it's an act of war.
  • Huge crowd for Romney shocks officials in Ohio town

    10/11/2012 10:43:37 AM PDT · by Signalman · 25 replies ^ | 10/11/2012 | Rachel Lloyd
    SIDNEY, Ohio -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney received a warm reception on a cold evening at the Shelby County Fairgrounds Wednesday as he addressed a crowd estimated at more than 8,500 people, more than eight times the number expected to turn out. Josh Romney, one of five sons, introduced his father, describing the former governor of Massachusetts as "my hero and the next president of the United States." As the elder Romney took the stage, the sea of people rose into a breaking wave of cell phones and cameras to capture the momentous event, chanting "four more weeks, four...
  • Guitar World Magazine: Eddie Van Halen Named #1 Guitarist of All Time (Top 100 List)

    10/11/2012 10:37:43 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 194 replies
    1. Edward Van Halen - Van Halen 2. Brian May - Queen 3. Alex Lifeson - Rush 4. Jimi Hendrix 5. Joe Satriani 6. Jimmy Page - Led Zeppelin 7. Tony Iommi - Black Sabbath 8. Stevie Ray Vaughn 9. Dimebag Darrell - Pantera 10. Steve Vai 11. Randy Rhoads - Ozzy Osbourne/Quiet Riot 12. Dave Mustaine - Megadeth 13. David Gilmour - Pink Floyd 14. Les Paul 15. Duane Allman 16. Robert Johnson 17. John Petrucci - Dream Theater 18. Zakk Wylde - Ozzy Osbourne 19. James Hetfield - Metallica 20. Ritchie Blackmore - Rainbow/Deep Purple 21. Angus Young...
  • The Obamas' Kenyan Scam Busted

    10/11/2012 10:36:48 AM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 11 replies
    Special Guests ^ | 10/11/12 | Special Guests
    As it turns out a humanitarian fundraising that turned out to be a Kenyan scam used to funnel monies to recruit Wahhabist extremists was finally just exposed by Arab researchers Walid and Theodore Shoebat. But what’s even worse, it was the Obama family in Kenya who were running it. Obama’s first cousin Musa Obama spills the beans in this explosive video on Al-Jazeera regarding president Obama’s grandmother’s humanitarian fund Mama Sarah Obama Children Foundation, intended for orphans and HIV infected children to only find out that the fundraising empire is an Islamist Kenyan scam. In the shocking interview on Al-Jazeera,...
  • Caption Biden

    10/11/2012 10:16:21 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 34 replies
  • House raid ends with no drugs or arrests, but police say they were on target

    10/11/2012 9:58:26 AM PDT · by Altariel · 29 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 10, 2012 | Robert McCoppin
    Paul Brown was working on his computer in his north suburban home when police smashed in the front door, pointed guns at and handcuffed him and other family members, and ransacked the house in a search for drugs. The authorities had burst in immediately after a postal worker delivered a package to the home that they said contained marijuana. But a search of the house found no further contraband, and officers left without making an arrest. Brown, outraged, said he was sure the cops had the wrong house. Police maintained they had the right place, but the target of their...
  • Under Chinese Control, Greek Port Thrives

    10/11/2012 9:28:04 AM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 9 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 10, 2012 | The New York Times
    The cargo volume here is three times the level it was two years ago, before Fu Cheng Qiu was put in charge by his employer, Cosco, a global shipping giant owned by the Chinese government. In a 2010 deal that put 500 million euros ($647 million) into the coffers of Greece’s cash-starved government, Cosco leased half of the port of Piraeus and quickly converted a business that had languished as a Greek state-run enterprise into a hotbed of productivity. The other half of the port is still run by Greece. And the fact that its business lags behind Cosco’s is...
  • HuffPo: '15 Most Overrated White People' (this is a Brietbart story)

    10/11/2012 8:48:42 AM PDT · by bigbob · 46 replies ^ | 10-12-12 | William Bigelow
    The Huffington Post, ever eager to curry favor with anti-American pundits and racists posing as free-thinkers, has published a screed by Marc Lamont Hill, who is a black professor at Georgetown University, titled “The 15 Most Overrated White People.” Keep in mind that this is a man who not only praised convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu Jamal, but published Jamal’s writings, and also was accused of supporting Fidel Castro and Khalid Muhammed. So who are some of the people on Hill’s list? Christopher Columbus, described as “an immoral treasure hunter” and a “vicious conquistador.” Elvis Presley: a “cheap facsimile of Little...
  • This Black Man Didn't Vote for Obama, Here's Why (VIDEO)

    10/11/2012 8:14:47 AM PDT · by kingattax · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 10, 2012 | VictoriaJacksonShow
    Great interview of Bishop E.W. Jackson by former SNL star Victoria Jackson
  • Ryan To Romp In VP Debate – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!

    10/11/2012 8:06:38 AM PDT · by Signalman · 18 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 10/11/2012 | Dick Morris
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I discuss tonight’s Vice Presidential Debate. This is the debate I’d pay to see! Tune in!
  • Undercover LAPD Officer Shot, Suspects Outstanding

    10/11/2012 8:04:23 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies ^ | October 11, 2012 5:54 AM
    LOS ANGELES ( — An undercover Los Angeles police officer was shot in the leg early Thursday morning in the Westlake District, officials said. The shooting occurred around 3 a.m. at 4th street and Virgil Avenue, just west of downtown Los Angeles, police said. Officials say three officers in a van were conducting surveillance for an undercover narcotics sting when they were fired upon by two suspects in a tan SUV. “The round struck the vehicle and struck one of our police officers in the leg,” Lt. John Radke said. He was treated by paramedics on the scene for non-life...
  • Paul Ryan: All Pumped Up For His Closeup (The rarely seen Workout photos)

    10/11/2012 8:04:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    TIME ^ | 10/11/2012 | Belinda Luscombe
    When TIME named Paul Ryan a runner-up in last year’s Person of the Year issue, many were familiar with his proposed budget, but few knew that the Wisconsin congressman stayed fit with the now-best selling P90X workout plan. (Ryan’s father and grandfather died of heart attacks.) In fact, it was Ryan’s fitness regime (and Herculean strength on all things fiscal) that inspired the workout-themed sitting for the Person of the Year; those portraits, photographed by Gregg Segal, appear in this week’s issue. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE PHOTOS
  • Last week's jobs report...Oops "one large state didn't report some quarterly figures."

    10/11/2012 7:52:56 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 10 replies ^ | 10/11/2012 | Tyler Durden
    This is just getting stupid. After expectations of a rebound in initial claims from 367K last week (naturally revised higher to 369K), to 370K (with the lowest of all sellside expectations at 355K), the past week mysteriously, yet so very unsurprisingly in the aftermath of the fudged BLS unemployment number, saw claims tumble to a number that is so ridiculous not even CNBC's Steve Liesman bothered defending it, or 339K. Ironically, not even the Labor Department is defending it: it said that "one large state didn't report some quarterly figures." Great, but what was reported was a headline grabbing number...
  • PBS and Big Bird

    10/11/2012 7:08:29 AM PDT · by greyfox · 6 replies
    Real clear politics ^ | Oct 11/2012 | greyfox
    Dennis Miller joins Bill O'Reilly to lend his perspective on the upcoming Vice Presidential debate between Paul Ryan and Joe Biden along with comments on the big bird controversy
  • 10 Year Old Gives Birth To Baby Boy

    10/11/2012 6:52:49 AM PDT · by trailhkr1 · 26 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10-10-12 | Christina Boyle
    A 10-year-old Mexican girl has given birth to a baby boy after a 31-week pregnancy, according to reports. The premature infant, which weighed 3.3 pounds, was born by Caesarian section at the Women’s Hospital in the city of Puebla and is in the intensive care unit recovering from pneumonia. The young mother, who is from the nearby San Francisco Totimehuacan community, has returned home after the procedure but visits the baby every day to breastfeed, officials said.
  • Bus Driver Tells 12 Year-Old He Should Have Been Aborted Because of Romney Yard Sign

    10/11/2012 6:46:49 AM PDT · by massmike · 94 replies ^ | 10/11/2012 | Jim Hoft
    A bus driver told a 12 year-old student that he should have been aborted because his family had a Romney-Ryan sign in their yard. The child attends a Catholic school in New Berlin. He rides a Durham school bus. The company also provides service to the New Berlin public school district. Apparently, the Romney-Ryan yard sign bugs the bus driver and she’s been harassing the boy, making rude comments to him related to politics. When the driver engaged the 12-year-old boy in a political conservation, he responded by saying that Obama is pro-abortion. The bus driver allegedly said to the...
  • Robber armed with fork robs Westmoreland County gas station

    10/11/2012 6:41:10 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 14 replies
    WPXI ^ | October 11, 2012
    DELMONT, Pa. — Police said they're looking for a man who robbed a Westmoreland County gas station using a fork as a weapon. Investigators said the robbery happened at a Sunoco station on Route 66 in Delmont. Police said the robber jumped over the counter and demanded cash, while wielding a two-pronged fork. Officers said the man grabbed money from a cash register and ran away.
  • Word For The Day, Thursday, Roctober 11, 2012 - rectitude

    10/11/2012 6:07:55 AM PDT · by secret garden · 55 replies
    dictionaries ad nauseam | 11 October 2012 | Thursday'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". rectitude \REK-tuh-tood\ noun1. the quality or state of being straight 2. moral integrity : righteousness3. the quality or state of being correct in judgment or procedures Example sentences:The speaker exhorted audience members to lead lives of unimpeachable rectitude and integrity. , "The finance ministry will pitch India's strength as a largely domestic economy, renew its commitment to fiscal rectitude and showcase recent measures to lift sentiment to try and convince global rating firms...
  • Why does Romney allow Obama to say he took over the worst Economy since the Great Depression?

    10/11/2012 5:31:00 AM PDT · by STJPII · 29 replies
    Just heard Biden's debate coach, former Sen. Kaufman, tell MSNBC that BHO took over the worst economy Since the Great Depression? Well, I'm 50 and I remember Reagan taking over gas lines, 20% interest rates and 10% unemployment. It bugs me that we don't counter that argument.
  • World back flip record set by cheerleader Miranda Ferguson (video)

    10/11/2012 5:18:42 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/9/12
    A 16-year-old Texan high school cheerleader has broken the Guinness World Record for backward hand-springs. Miranda Ferguson of Hockaday School, Dallas, completed 35 consecutive backward springs, beating the previous record of 32.

    10/11/2012 4:29:16 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 24 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 10/11/42 | Bertram D. Hulen, Byron Darnton, F. Tillman Durdin, Harrison Forman, James MacDonald, Milton Bracker
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 THE NEWS OF THE WEEK IN REVIEW12 13 14 15 16 17
  • Complex Brains Existed 520 Million Years Ago in Cockroach Relative

    10/11/2012 4:22:26 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Scientific American 'blogs ^ | October 10, 2012 | Katherine Harmon
    Cockroaches and other insects belong to a group called the arthropods, which arose some 540 million years ago. A new Chinese fossil is yielding new insights into how the arthropod brain evolved and shows that within the first 20 million years of the group's emergence, the arthropod brain had already become surprisingly advanced. The new findings are based on a three-inch-long fossil arthropod known as Fuxianhuia protensa, found in what is now China's Yunnan Province and were described online October 10 in Nature (Scientific American is part of Nature Publishing Group)... Fuxianhuia's body is understandably primitive, which is par for...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Aurorae over Planet Earth

    10/11/2012 4:14:24 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    NASA ^ | October 11, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: North America at night is easy to recognize in this view of our fair planet from orbit, acquired by the Suomi-NPP satellite on October 8. The spectacular waves of visible light emission rolling above the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario in the upper half of the frame are the Aurora Borealis or northern lights. Encircling the poles and extending to lower latitudes, impressive aurorae seen during the past few days are due to strong geomagnetic storms. The storms were triggered by a solar coronal mass ejection on October 4/5, impacting Earth's magnetosphere some three days later. The curtains...
  • Comebacks for Joe Biden

    10/11/2012 4:11:46 AM PDT · by Jess Kitting · 35 replies
    All of us | 10/11/12 | Us
    Joe Biden is very fond of repeating "Osama bin Laden is dead, and GM is alive." A good comeback for that would be: Our ambassador is dead, and Al Qaeda is very much alive. If you have any zingers, tips, or ideas for Paul Ryan (not that he needs that much help) in tonight's debate, please share them.
  • Great Lakes wolves up for hunting season

    10/11/2012 3:10:46 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 10, 2012
    <p>Madison, Wis. -- For years, vacationers and farmers across northern Wisconsin and Minnesota have heard the eerie howl of the gray wolf and fretted the creatures were lurking around their cabins and pastures. The tables are about to turn there.</p>
  • Today's Toons 10/11/12

    10/11/2012 2:11:20 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 20 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 10/11/12 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • Francois Hollande 'shared' his mistress Valerie Trierweiler with Sarkozy minister

    10/11/2012 1:29:46 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 10 Oct 2012
    Francois Hollande 'shared' his mistress Valerie Trierweiler with Sarkozy minister Francois Hollande "shared" his mistress Valerie Trierweiler with a minister from Nicolas Sarkozy's government in a Jules et Jim-style relationship, a new biography on France's first lady claims. La Frondeuse (The Troublemaker), claims that Miss Trierweiler, 47, had an affair with Patrick Devedjian, 68, a former economic recovery minister, in the early 2000s, but that the Socialist Mr Hollande, 58, muscled in when the Right-winger failed to commit himself further to the relationship. There followed a period "a bit like Jules et Jim," said the co-author Christophe Jakubyszyn, a close...
  • How Did Dinosaurs Sleep?

    10/11/2012 1:09:07 AM PDT · by Renfield · 33 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine (blog) ^ | 10-9-2012 | Brian Switek
    Bone by bone and study by study, paleontologists are learning more than ever before about dinosaurs. But there are still many aspects about prehistoric biology that we know little about. In fact, some of the simplest facets of dinosaur lives remain elusive. For one thing, we don’t know much at all about how dinosaurs slept. Did Apatosaurus doze standing up or kneel down to rest? Did tyrannosaurs use their tiny, muscular arms to push themselves off the ground after a nap? And, given the discovery of so many enfluffled dinosaurs, did fuzzy dinosaurs ever cuddle up together to stay warm...
  • It's an ugly world': (big lib) Ben Affleck reveals how a crazed stalker prompted him to buy a gun

    10/10/2012 10:24:49 PM PDT · by dennisw · 16 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 10 October 2012 | By Sara Nathan
    Hollywood star Ben Affleck has revealed he keeps guns at home after his actress wife Jennifer Garner was harassed by a crazed stalker. The 40-year-old actor and director, whose new film Argo is attracting Oscar buzz, admits to owning several guns which he keeps on hand at the $17.5 million mansion he shares with Jennifer, also 40, and their three young children in California's Pacific Palisades. Affleck said that after Jennifer’s stalker, Steven Burky, was arrested in December 2009, it ‘gave me a stronger sense of feeling protective about my family.' He told the Hollywood Reporter that he goes skeet...
  • VANITY - Anyone Remember Michael Patrick McManus?

    I was doing some web surfing on the Stolen Valor Act and was looking at articles about him when I ran across the link to the above obituary. I think this is him. Everything the description fits him perfectly (e.g., lived in Houston; studied Tibetan Buddhism; his "cherished friend" Alvin Chan) and the photo pretty much looks like him (minus the glasses, soul patch and goatee, of course). Does anyone know whether or not he really is dead? I couldn't find anything else on the web except this obituary. If he really has died, you would think that all the...
  • CSIC researchers find the exact spot where Julius Caesar was stabbed

    10/10/2012 8:46:06 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 56 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | Wednesday, October 10, 2012 | CSIC Comunicaci&oacute;n
    A concrete structure of three meters wide and over two meters high, placed by order of Augustus (adoptive son and successor of Julius Caesar) to condemn the assassination of his father, has given the key to the scientists. This finding confirms that the General was stabbed right at the bottom of the Curia of Pompey while he was presiding, sitting on a chair, over a meeting of the Senate. Currently, the remains of this building are located in the archaeological area of Torre Argentina, right in the historic centre of the Roman capital... Classical sources refer to the closure (years...
  • DNA has a 521-year half-life

    10/10/2012 8:32:08 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 181 replies
    Nature ^ | Wednesday, October 10, 2012 | Matt Kaplan
    By comparing the specimens' ages and degrees of DNA degradation, the researchers calculated that DNA has a half-life of 521 years. That means that after 521 years, half of the bonds between nucleotides in the backbone of a sample would have broken; after another 521 years half of the remaining bonds would have gone; and so on. The team predicts that even in a bone at an ideal preservation temperature of -5 °C, effectively every bond would be destroyed after a maximum of 6.8 million years. The DNA would cease to be readable much earlier -- perhaps after roughly 1.5...
  • I love Raul Ibanez!!! (Vanity)

    10/10/2012 8:31:41 PM PDT · by MacMattico · 28 replies
    That is all.
  • A History of Celtic Britain (1of4) -- Age of Iron

    10/10/2012 8:25:07 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    BBC via YouTube ^ | July 22, 2011 | Uploaded by PIETRASZE
    A History of Celtic Britain (1of4) -- Age of Iron
  • Disputed sexiest woman alive, Mila Kunis, says Republicans are ‘offensive’ (Leftist skank alert)

    10/10/2012 8:18:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/10/12 | Taylor Bigler
    The fancy man’s necktie manual Esquire magazine this week named actress Mila Kunis the sexiest woman alive. But in her interview with the magazine, Kunis had some decidedly non-sexy things to say about the Republican party.“The way that Republicans attack women is so offensive to me,” Kunis said. “And the way they talk about religion is offensive. I may not be a practicing Jew, but why we gotta talk about Jesus all the time? And it’s baffling to me how a poor person in Georgia can say, ‘I’m a Republican.’ Why?”Apparently, Kunis (who immigrated to the U.S. from Ukraine when she...
  • Judges approve SC voter ID law, delay implementation until 2013

    10/10/2012 8:07:32 PM PDT · by Kolath · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/10/2012 | AP
    A panel of three federal judges upheld a South Carolina law requiring voters to show photo identification, but delayed enforcement until next year, in a decision announced Wednesday, less than a month before this year's presidential election. In a unanimous ruling, the judges said there was no discriminatory intent behind the law, ruling that it would not diminish African-Americans' voting rights because people who face a "reasonable impediment" to getting an acceptable photo ID can still vote if they sign an affidavit.
  • Motorcyclist's Crazy High-Speed Commute

    A 25-mile commute through Russian traffic and a powerful two-wheeled samurai sword, and you get a video showing the "quick" way to work. Sometimes this two-wheeler even becomes a one-wheeler as rare empty stretches of road disappear when the nose goes skyward. HANG ON.
  • Exclusive: Rolling Stones Concert Tix Will Go on Sale This Weekend

    10/10/2012 6:29:54 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 109 replies
    Showbiz 411 ^ | October 10, 2012 | Roger Friedman
    Exclusive: The Rolling Stones will indeed play 50th anniversary concerts. And I am told they will go on sale this weekend–maybe as soon as Friday. Ticketmaster will handle the sales. All hell is going to break loose, too. What I’m told: confirmed dates are November 26 and 27 at the O2 Arena in London. December 15th and 16th are set for the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The dates for the Barclays Center in Brooklyn are coming, but not agreed to yet. This column was first to break the Prudential Center news two weeks ago. We were also first...
  • Daniel Webster quote - "good intentions"

    10/10/2012 6:23:37 PM PDT · by arfingcat · 5 replies
    unknown | unknown | Daniel Webster
    "Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters." – Daniel Webster (1782-1852)