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  • Reality check. What are you doing tomorrow? (Vanity)

    10/19/2012 8:31:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 75 replies
    vanity | October 19, 2012 | ConservativeInPa
    This is the season of politics and I follow things closely. You probably know what I mean. I am reading Drudge and FR constantly. I know the times when Rasmussen and Gallup polls come out and I press refresh for the results. But I make a point of doing regular things and living life. This post is about what to do to keep things regular and normal. So what are you doing tomorrow to keep things normal? In the morning, i am going to do a little reloading and then I am going shooting with my daughter, her friend and...
  • Vanity - Obama's Black Diamond Bay Take-Off

    10/19/2012 8:22:24 PM PDT · by dagogo redux · 3 replies
    10/19/12 | dagogo redux
    With apologies to the genius of Bob Dylan, I offer an Obama parody of the last verse of one of Dylan's catchiest tunes - Black Diamond Bay: I was chilling in the West Wing when Mama Crowley came on CNN With sub-optimal news. Seems that terrorists in Libya led To Stevens and three others dead, But there’s a movie trailer we could use. Didn’t seem like much to worry ‘bout So I turned it off and went and did another line. Seems like every time you turn around There’s another dishonest tale I gotta design. And there’s really nothing anyone...
  • 99 Problems (Explicit Obama Political Remix) video

    10/19/2012 8:16:57 PM PDT · by dennisw · 5 replies
    youtube ^ | Published on Sep 28, 2012 | by Diran Lyons
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2C22wBf2h5kVideo. Not too shabby. I'm not sure what to make of this
  • Man in court for hitting Darth Vader's wife

    10/19/2012 7:58:25 PM PDT · by knittnmom · 23 replies
    Birmingham Mail ^ | Oct 16 2012 | Steve Bradley
    An angry Walsall man who threw a punch at his neighbour called Darth Vader because he suspected he had been having a relationship with his girlfriend has been punished in court.
  • Student Compares Toilet Water To Ice At Fast Food Joints, With Disturbing Results

    10/19/2012 7:56:07 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 110 replies
    busineesinsider.com ^ | Oct. 18, 2012 | Ashley Lutz
    A Florida student found that the ice at fast food restaurants is actually dirtier than the toilet water at the same establishment. The student, 12-year-old Jasmine Roberts, hypothesized that the ice at fast food joints was probably dirtier than the toilets. So she went to five fast food restaurants and collected samples. She ordered cups of ice and put them in sterile beakers. She also went into bathrooms, flushed the toilet once, and collected a sample. The findings were pretty disturbing.
  • The Non-Negotiable Principles of the Moral Law and The Moral Theology Tradition on Voting [Benedict]

    10/19/2012 7:10:15 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 6 replies
    EWTN ^ | October 19, 2012
    The Three Non-Negotiable Principles of the Moral Law according to Pope Benedict XVI1 1. Life. The protection and dignity of every human life from conception to natural death. The framework within and against which every other issue must be measured. 2012 Democratic Platform 2. "The Democratic Party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman's right to make decisions regarding her pregnancy, including a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay. We oppose any and all efforts to weaken or undermine that right." (p. 18) "President Obama and Democrats will continue to stand up to Republican...
  • Fact Check: Story about Mitt Romney and missing child is true .

    10/19/2012 6:52:01 PM PDT · by sushiman · 107 replies
    The Florida Times-Union ^ | 4/29/12 | Carole Fader
    Is it true that Mitt Romney closed down his firm, Bain Capital, and flew 30 workers to New York to look for the missing daughter of one of his colleagues? The fact-finding groups PolitiFact.com, Snopes.com and Truthorfiction.com all rate this as true, and media reports of the day confirm much of the details of the viral email.
  • Dishonorable Disclosure

    10/19/2012 6:51:14 PM PDT · by RBK · 7 replies
    From An e-mail Navy Seals Respond ... This video made by the U.S. Navy Seals may cost Obama his second term in office. It’s just incredible how effective this video is in convincing Americans that Obama is a very serious national traitor. History will judge him negatively for 1,000 years. Incredibly powerful video! Senior CIA, FBI, Military and many other U.S. government intelligence officials describe for the viewer how Obama has compromised U.S. national secrets and the very serious consequence of those actions. And what’s worse, he did it all for political gain so he could win a second disastrous...
  • "Dinner Table"......A must see ad!

    The best ad of this election cycle IMO.
  • "Dinner Table"......A must see ad!

    The best ad of this election cycle IMO.
  • City removes actual fork in the road

    10/19/2012 6:39:30 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | October 19, 2012 | Daphne Sashin
    Jim Grant was driving home in Carlsbad, California, when he came to a fork in the road. No, an actual fork. The oversized kitchen utensil was 6 feet high, made of wood, painted silver and mounted in the concrete island at the intersection of Levante Street and Anillo Way in south Carlsbad.
  • How to Stockpile Antibiotics for Long Term Survival

    10/19/2012 6:34:47 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 94 replies
    Daily Survival ^ | 10/19/12 | The Survival Woman
    A month or so ago, I happened to mention that I had purchased some antibiotics to stockpile for long term survival purposes. It’s not, you know, that I believe in popping antibiotics every time I get a sniffle. Nothing could be further from the truth. But a recent situation where I had a very bad tooth abscess that had to go untreated for almost a week convinced me that antibiotics for use in a collapse situation were an important part of my preps. Let me say this: I am not a health care professional nor am I especially qualified on...
  • Why won't Republicans politicians call it a lie? (vanity)

    10/19/2012 6:27:15 PM PDT · by DadOfFive · 14 replies
    Am I missing something, but why when republican politicians are asked it Obama lied about this Libya coverup the say things like he may be misleading, or not straightforward, or words to that effect, but never can call it what it is, a bold face lie. Do they have orders not to use the word "lie". If someone had the nads to use that word, it would likely cause the lefties to explode, but would expose the issue to the world. I don't get it.
  • Vanity/Venting: Hannity Lays Out New Libya Facts

    10/19/2012 6:21:01 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 71 replies
    So whatever many of you think of Sean Hannity.. he is doing a great job keeping up with the Libya aftermath. Tonight he had on Lindsay Graham and Congressman Jason Chaffetz from Utah. What I learned from watching this has me FUMING!! Hannity showed multiple emails from Amb Stephens to the White House in which Stephens was concerned about the deteriorating security situation. The LAST email Stephens sent the day before said the British have pulled their Amb because of the security situation!! The British left, The RED CROSS packed up and left.. Al-Queda began putting up flags at government...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Merging NGC 2623

    10/19/2012 5:29:22 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    NASA ^ | October 19, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: NGC 2623 is really two galaxies that are becoming one. Seen to be in the final stages of a titanic galaxy merger, the pair lies some 300 million light-years distant toward the constellation Cancer. The violent encounter between two galaxies that may have been similar to the Milky Way has produced widespread star formation near a luminous core and along eye-catching tidal tails. Filled with dust, gas, and young blue star clusters, the opposing tidal tails extend well over 50,000 light-years from the merged nucleus. Likely triggered by the merger, accretion by a supermassive black hole drives activity within...
  • Straight Talk introduces cheap home phone service

    10/19/2012 5:17:23 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 23 replies
    Clark Howard Show ^ | 9-21-12 | Clark Howard
    Still stuck paying $35 or more for a home phone that you can't or don't want to give up? I have a new option that could lower your cost for the same service to $15 a month! Verizon and Straight Talk are teaming up to introduce Home Phone Connect, which promises unlimited local and long distance calling, voicemail, caller ID, three-way calling and more, all with no contract! This home phone service does not require an Internet connection. You basically purchase a $99 wireless base station that you put wherever you happen to get a good signal in your home....
  • Peeking Into Gulfstream Of Abercrombie CEO: Clothing boss has exacting standards on his luxury jet

    10/19/2012 5:03:48 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 43 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | October 18, 2012
    When traveling in the corporate jet, the CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch makes it clear that he has stringent requirements for his luxury travel. Those needs span 47 pages in a remarkable “Aircraft Standards” manual that covers everything from the underwear male cabin staffers must wear (boxer briefs) to the seating plan for the dogs of A&F chief Michael Jeffries, 68, and his boyfriend Matthew Smith, 49.
  • That Honey You Just Bought Might Not Really Be Honey (76% of all supermarket Honey is fake)

    10/19/2012 5:01:39 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 122 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/8/2011 | Yahoo News
    First we find out that we're getting ripped off in the fish department. Now, a new study commissioned by Food Safety News shows that most of the honey on supermarket shelves isn't really honey. More than 60 types of honey from several major supermarkets, drug stores, and shopping clubs--including Stop and Shop, Safeway, Wegman's,A&P, Kroger, CVS, Walgreens, Sam's Club, and Walmart--were tested by Vaughn Bryant, a professor at Texas A&M University. He found that most of them had all of the pollen filtered out. Without any pollen, it's impossible to figure out whether the honey came from a safe source,...
  • It’s Beer Thirty FReepers! Time For The Homebrewing / Wine Making Thread #18 October 19, 2012

    10/19/2012 4:47:42 PM PDT · by Red_Devil 232 · 27 replies
    10/19/2012 | Red_Devil 232
    Good afternoon/evening FReepers. Yep, it is Beer Thirty Time Once Again!Happiness is a bubbling airlock! And a Cold Brew  BEER Good evening/afternoon brewers and winemakers. I brewed up an Irish Stout this past week using a extract kit I had ordered a few weeks ago. It has an Original Gravity (O.G.) of 1.065 and is bubbling the airlock nicely. Yep, I am back to brewing an Ale after a side trip into making a couple of Hard Apple Ciders. I will continue my Hard Cider Brewing as long as I can get the fresh squeezed Mussleman’s Cider I have been...
  • Judge: George Zimmerman entitled to Trayvon Martin's school records, social media posts

    10/19/2012 4:35:18 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 19 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | October 19, 2012 | Rene Stutzman and Jeff Weiner
    SANFORD – A judge Friday said yes to the very thing Trayvon Martin's family did not want: Defense attorneys rummaging through their son's school records and background, looking for damaging information. Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson cleared the way for George Zimmerman's legal team to begin digging. Defense attorney Mark O'Mara apologized, but said he owed it to his client. "Though it sounds horrible to come before you and say, 'I really want to go after the victim's reputation,' that is simply what the Sixth Amendment tells us we have to do," O'Mara told the judge. Nelson authorized his request...
  • Dalai Lama's 'forget' confused for curse

    10/19/2012 4:13:54 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    upi ^ | Oct. 19, 2012 at 2:26 PM
    PROVIDENCE, R.I., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Students at Brown University in Rhode Island were shocked when a stenographer closed captioning a Dalai Lama speech mistakenly wrote down a profane phrase. The audience of students, watching the subtitles during the 14th Dalai Lama's speech on world peace at the school's auditorium Wednesday, said the stenographer confused the word "forget" for a four-letter euphemism for fornication followed by the word "it," The Independent reported Friday. "If you feel these points are not much relevant -- not much interest," the New York Daily News quoted the 77-year-old religious leader as saying during his...
  • Vanity - The effect of the stimulus

    10/19/2012 4:09:47 PM PDT · by HawkHogan · 15 replies
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/did-the-stimulus-work-a-review-of-the-nine-best-
    I'm new to the board, and I must admit, economic principles are not my strong point. I've been arguing with a buddy of mine, who claims that the stimulus saved us from a great depression, whereas I believe that the stimulus was filled with pork barrel spending and had minimal effect on the economy. I was doing a little bit of research, and found the article I posted, discussing various studies on the stimulus. Any economic experts, that can help me out with this debate?
  • Cops: Man Says Bigfoot Behind Winnebago Attack

    10/19/2012 4:09:37 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | October 19, 2012
    Amazingly, "victim" happens to head sasquatch hunters group OCTOBER 19--A Pennsylvania man today told police that a Bigfoot attacked his 1973 Winnebago motor home, smashing out windows and taillights with a fusillade of rocks.
  • "Corporate Greed vs Political Greed – Intellectual Froglegs #10"

    10/19/2012 4:06:57 PM PDT · by ShadowPatriot · 1 replies
    Corporate Greed vs Political Greed – Intellectual Froglegs #10 For decades… we’ve heard of the many evils of Corporate Greed from our schools and our TVs—but not so much on Political Greed. Why on earth not? Welcome to Intellectual Froglegs #10! With snark, a grin and a bucket full of facts--- Joe Dan destroys the major tenants of liberalism....  'Evil Corporations' and "Who did Obama really inherit his economic mess from?"  Hint: their names rhyme with Pelosi & Reid Music from The Rolling Stones, Chet Baker, Electric Light Orchestra, Grand Funk and more. Watch Number 10 now. And please share......
  • NRA's new offensive against Obama

    10/19/2012 3:51:52 PM PDT · by neverdem
    CNN Newsroom | October 18, 2012 | Chris Cox, NRA-ILA interview
    Brooke speaks with the NRA's Chris Cox about their reaction to debate comments on an assault weapons ban by Pres. Obama.Here's the video.
  • Cockroach Crawls All Over NBC Reporter During Live Shot - & He Doesn't Even Flinch (Poor Bug)

    10/19/2012 3:21:59 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 October 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Cockroach crawls all over NBC reporter during live shot - and he doesn't even flinch 'Don't move' is the all too familiar advice when it comes to creepy crawlies, and that is exactly what an NBC reporter did when a large red cockroach crawled over his back and shoulders during a live shot. Robert Kovacik was reporting from West Los Angeles when the disgusting bug appeared on his left shoulder, disappeared behind his back and the reappeared again on his right arm. Unflinching, the journalist carried on with his piece about a Manson-related murder spree as the cockroach climbed up...
  • Can Romney Win Minnesota ?

    10/19/2012 2:51:53 PM PDT · by kingattax · 30 replies
    10-19-12 | kingattax
    Some polls are showing Romney with a strong surge and within striking distance of winning Minnesota and some pundits are saying that will happen. There is clear evidence of strong support and this big sign in a front yard in Stillwater, Minnesota shows that.
  • The Ghosts of World War II: The photographs found at flea markets superimposed on to modern street

    10/19/2012 2:43:51 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 26 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | october 18, 2012 | Emma Reynolds
    This haunting collection of images shows what it would look like if the ghosts of World War II returned to our streets. The remarkable pictures overlay modern scenes from France with atmospheric photographs taken in the same place during the war. Historical expert Jo Teeuwisse, from Amsterdam, began the project after finding 300 old negatives at a flea market in her home city depicting familiar places in a very different context.
  • Freep a poll! (would obozo or Romney win your state?)

    10/19/2012 2:24:40 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 14 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 10-19-12 | Washington Examiner
    Which Presidential candidate do you think will carry your state in this November's election? Barack Obama (D) Mitt Romney (R) Not sure
  • I Just Got Fired.... Now What?

    10/19/2012 2:14:49 PM PDT · by Volunteer · 185 replies
    Vanity | 10/19/2012 | Vanity
    I was fired from my job today after 5 years. They have offered me a 5 month severance package, the catch is I have to sign some agreement that I can't understand. They explained they would not pay me my monthly salary this month or my 207 hours of vacation unless I sign the agreement. Can any one out there give me some advice as to what I should do? I am in Wisconsin and I know nothing about Employment Law here. Any suggestions would be very helpful and very appreciated.
  • Open Enrolment increase 833%

    10/19/2012 1:53:55 PM PDT · by CGASMIA68 · 17 replies
    T1 | ta-day | T1
    Got my open enrollment(att retire) today and the monthly premium went up 833%. Ya think thats got anything to do with 26 year olds on Mommie and Daddies plan along with all the other BS in the affordable health care act.
  • YouTube.. Tweet.. Media.. and Girl Fight..

    10/19/2012 1:44:14 PM PDT · by Bikkuri · 6 replies
    I just finished watching a movie (out of free time).. It gave insight to what has become of our society from the "Social Networks"..
  • IBM prepares to demo 125TB MONSTER tape

    10/19/2012 1:15:11 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 29 replies
    The Register ^ | 19th October 2012 12:29 GMT | Chris Mellor
    Huge LTO-6 hardness is shingledIP Expo: Tape Summit IBM has revealed it is preparing a technology demonstration of a 125TB tape, and has revealed that LTO-6 tapes use shingling, with overlapped data tracks. In January 2010, IBM demonstrated a tape with 35TB of raw capacity. Apply LTO-6's 2.5:1 compression ratio to that and you get 87.5TB. This contrasted with the then-current LTO-5 tape's raw capacity of 1.5TB. The LTO consortium has a roadmap of two more formats: LTO-7 with 6.48TB raw capacity, and LTO-8 with 12.8TB. Assuming that the upcoming LTO format capacity doubling, IBM's 35TB tape, created with the...
  • Where Is Chris Christie?

    10/19/2012 1:14:09 PM PDT · by Wuli · 46 replies
    October 19, 2012 | Wuli
    Where is Chris Christie? From the vantage point of my information universe, it's as if (to me) Christie gave his speech at the convention, and since that time I get a sense that he is NOT in any other way, particularly NOT in his own state, working very hard to help Romney, at least not very publicly. I gather the national media enjoys making a GOP darling out of him, but, knowing he has to run for governor again in his own Dim-dominated state, he won't go out of his way to help Romney at the expense of some of...
  • Revisiting History: Did JFK Lose the Popular Vote?

    10/19/2012 12:02:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    RCP ^ | 10/19/2012 | Sean Trende
    Right now the RCP Averages are showing an odd situation. Mitt Romney leads nationally by one point, but trails in the Electoral College by a 294-244 count. Moreover, electoral vote number 270 (right now, Wisconsin) favors President Obama by a two-point margin. While I believe that an electoral vote/popular vote disconnect of this magnitude is unlikely, it certainly is possible that we’ll see another split between the two, especially if the popular vote is decided by less than a point. If that happens, Americans will once again receive a civics lesson in how presidents are really chosen. In particular, we’ll...
  • Native Born vs. Natural Born (vanity)

    10/19/2012 11:59:50 AM PDT · by NTHockey · 165 replies
    I visited the Constitution Center in Philadelphia on Wednesday. While on the tour, one of the staff members came up and asked me if I wanted to be President. I said that I was ineligible, since my mother was naturalized after I was born. He argued that since I was born here that I was born here that I was natural. We went back and forth; he not knowing the difference between native born and natural born and I refusing to back down. I plan to write the head and tell him that their staff needs to be a) better...
  • Americans increasingly believe in global warming, Yale report says

    10/19/2012 11:56:46 AM PDT · by PROCON · 51 replies
    laslimes ^ | Oct. 18, 2012 | Monte Morin
    For the first time since the United States entered a deep recession five years ago, 70% of Americans now say they believe global warming is a reality, according to researchers. In a report released Thursday by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, authors wrote that America’s concern about global warming is now at its highest level since 2008, and that 58% of Americans expressed worries about it.
  • Christopher Gaul, former managing editor of the Catholic Review, dies at 72

    10/19/2012 10:58:51 AM PDT · by MDJohnPaul · 1 replies
    The Catholic Review ^ | Oct. 18, 2012 | George P. Matysek Jr.
    Catholic Review File Photo There were countless angles a journalist could have taken in writing a preview story about Pope John Paul II’s historic visit to Baltimore in 1995. Christopher Gaul, then the senior writer at the Catholic Review who later became the newspaper’s managing editor, decided to examine what others ignored: the source of the 80,000 Communion hosts that would be consecrated during the Oct. 8 papal Mass at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Gaul traced the story all the way back to a Kansas wheat field, where grains were harvested and shipped by railcar to New Jersey to...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 42 OCTOBER 19, 2012

    10/19/2012 10:42:12 AM PDT · by greeneyes · 59 replies
    Free Republic | October 19, 2012 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread ... there is no telling where it will go and...
  • Republic Wireless, Metro PCS offer $19 and $30 smart phone plans (not a hussein-phone)

    10/19/2012 10:36:42 AM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 5 replies
    Clark Howard Show ^ | 10-19-12 | Clark Howard
    Republic Wireless has again opened a beta test for $19/month unlimited smartphone service. With this innovative service, you get unlimited calling, texting, email, and web on a Motorola DEFY XT -- all with no contract. That means you pay the full retail price of $249 for the phone, plus a $29 activation fee. Republic Wireless is an invitation-only service, so sign up today to get your invitation as a beta tester. With junk fees, this offer works out to be about $21/month and is the absolute cheapest unlimited smart phone plan in America. Meanwhile, Metro PCS has a new no-contract...
  • Freeper Recommendations for Small Business Email and Domain Hosting Service?

    10/19/2012 10:14:17 AM PDT · by JerseyHighlander · 27 replies
    10/19/2012 | JerseyHighlander
    SO in the last few months, I was one of the victims of the GoDaddy hacking, and it has caused serious consternation in my business over the security of our email provider. GoDaddy hosts our email and domain, our website is just a front page with contact info. I am in search of a replacement, a host provider with a good track record for small businesses and able to provide daily backups of our files. Please help me out with personal recommendations and experiences with various email and website hosting providers. Thanks,
  • Watch Out Dems - Obama Girl is Killing the Donkey!

    10/19/2012 10:08:33 AM PDT · by zencycler · 20 replies
    Amber Lee Ettinger vs. a Pińata ^ | 105/2012 | Slo Mo Show
    Video, and this comment, at link: "Amber Lee Ettinger AKA Obama Girl made this pińata [A Donkey!] her #1 enemy and we got it all in SUPER SLO MO just for you!"
  • TCM Classic Movie Alert 10/19

    10/19/2012 10:06:50 AM PDT · by Vision · 46 replies
    TCM ^ | 10/19/12 | Vision
    This is your Turner Classic Movie channel alert! Tonight...must see...Andy Griffith...A Face in the Crowd(1957), 8pm est "A female radio reporter turns a folk-singing drifter into a powerful media star." Overview & Cast
  • New Mitt Romney Ad Features Rarity: a Latino Celebrity Endorser, Paul Rodriguez

    10/19/2012 9:26:27 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 10 replies
    President Obama has Eva Longoria pitching his candidacy to fellow Latinos. Now, Mitt Romney has comedian Paul Rodriguez, an erstwhile Democrat who voted for Obama in 2008.
  • Obama's Independent Problem - good read from a smart numbers guy

    10/19/2012 9:22:40 AM PDT · by Osama Obama
    National Review ^ | 10/19/12 | Josh Jordan aka @NumbersMuncher
    For all of the talk this year about party-ID breakdowns in polling (of which I am guilty myself), there is an underlying statistic that should have Team Obama extremely worried about their prospects: Mitt Romney leads with independents in every single national poll. This is no small feat — in 2008 President Obama took independents by 8 percent. Today Romney’s lead with independents is, on average, 8.3 percent. That’s based on ten current national polls that provide independent head-to-head numbers (Gallup and UPI are the only two that do not): The 8.3 percentage lead with independents helps to overcome the...
  • EARTH was a BAKING LIFELESS DESERT for 5 MILLION years

    10/19/2012 9:11:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    The Register ^ | 10/19/2012 | By Brid-Aine Parnell
    Boffins have discovered that "lethally hot" ocean temperatures kept the Earth devoid of life for millions of years after the mass extinction that occurred 250 million years ago. The global wipeout that ended the Permian era, before dinosaurs, wiped out nearly all of the world's species. Mass extinctions like these in Earth's history are usually followed by a "dead zone", a period of tens of thousands of years before new species crop up. But the early Triassic dead zone lasted millions of years, not thousands. Boffins now reckon that the extra-long five million year dead zone was caused by screaming...
  • Madonna Angers Denver Audience By Pretending To Shoot Guns Into Crowd

    10/19/2012 9:09:39 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 23 replies
    seeBS ^ | October 19, 2012 | seeBS
    DENVER (CBS Denver/AP) — Some Colorado fans are upset after music superstar Madonna used guns during a performance. Madonna started her show Thursday night at the Pepsi Center in Denver with a gun scene, which she has used in previous performances. She was also accused of being more than three hours late to the show.
  • Big Tex Destroyed by Flames

    10/19/2012 9:07:33 AM PDT · by DarthFuzball · 57 replies
    <p>Big Tex clothes caught fire at the State Fair of Texas Friday Morning.</p> <p>Dallas fire crews are on the scene, his clothes are gone.</p>
  • Just voted! (Colorado, vanity)

    10/19/2012 8:39:49 AM PDT · by Joseph Harrolds · 26 replies
    Me
    Well, I've dropped off my ballot.  Voted a straight Republican ticket, natch.  "No" on retaining all judges (never seen one kicked out, but I can at least try to make them think about job security!).   Ballot issues:  "No" on all except marijuana legalization.  If someone wants to get stoned, go ahead...it's none of my business any more than if they want to get drunk.
  • "The choice on defense: Mr. Romney's plan better meets U.S. needs."

    10/19/2012 8:35:11 AM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 2 replies
    wash post | wash post editorial
    Wash. Post agrees with romney!!!??? - i can't post link, using dumb phone