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  • How to Keep Your Communications Private

    06/09/2013 10:45:10 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 27 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 06/06/1955 | Kit Lange
    You’re not running a domestic terrorism group (well, there are those new DHS criteria…). You’re not even sending around emails about what a dismal failure President Obama’s administration is (THIS hour, anyway). You just want to be able to chat with friends, conduct your financial business, and argue with your spouse without Big Daddy Gummint all up in your biz. Believe it or not, that’s your right. Harry “Who Cares” Reid may blow it off and say the government’s been “doing that stuff for years,”but we’ve got a news flash for Harry: just because you’ve been doing it a while...
  • Male train drivers don skirts after shorts ban (Sweden)

    06/09/2013 10:19:09 AM PDT · by marthemaria · 23 replies
    It gets warm working on the railways around Stockholm in the summer and in recent weeks male employees have been revolting against a ban on shorts by coming to work clad in skirts. "Of course people stare at you a little when you are on the platform, but you just have to put up with it," train driver Martin Åkersten told the local Mitti newspaper. Åkersten is one of a group of 13 male employees who have been wearing skirts in order to keep cool while working the Roslagsbanan commuter train services. "It can be over 35 degrees Celsius in...
  • United States now in great shape for World Cup qualification

    06/09/2013 10:17:32 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 20 replies
    ProSoccerTalk (NBC) ^ | June 8, 2013 | Steve Davis
    There is still a long way to go, and things can certainly go wrong. But the United States is in wonderful shape to qualifying for Brazil 2014 and extend that ongoing streak, to find its way into a seventh consecutive World Cup.Given the U.S. history in World Cup qualifiers on home soil – basically, they don’t lose at home – and given that Jurgen Klinsmann’s team has already gained four of a possible nine points on the road, there is no other way to see it.Remember when the CONCACAF draw came out? We all looked at the schedule and, exhaled...
  • Ridiculous LA Times story on Santa Monica shooter.

    06/09/2013 9:54:08 AM PDT · by golux · 26 replies
    LA Times | 06/09/13 | golux
    I give you some excerpts so you can understand the depths of the gun manufacturers', gun lobbyists' and right wing Christian racist tea bagger fascists in this terrible tragedy: TITLE: Santa Monica gunman had 'fascination with guns,' friend says. (Yep, that's the title.) FIRST SENTENCE OF THE STORY: A family friend of the gunman who killed four people during a Santa Monica shooting rampage said he had an intense interest in guns. LATER: The friend, who asked not to be identified, said John Zawahri, 24, had "a fascination with guns. We were all worried about it.... Everyone is wondering where...
  • Obama in Palo Alto: Fundraising with the Rich Radicals

    06/09/2013 8:16:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6/7/2013 | Zombie
    President Obama arrived in the Bay Area on Thursday for his umpty-umpteenth round of fundraisers with big-money donors, this time to benefit the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. His first stop at the home of multi-millionaire tech entrepreneur Michael McCue in an upscale suburban corner of Palo Alto didn’t go quite as planned when protesters showed up and made a ruckus, despite the White House’s determined attempts to keep the location of the fundraiser secret.
  • The Sierra Club Exposed

    06/09/2013 7:41:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 6/9/2013 | Marita Noon
    In a news cycle where the lack of transparency is revealed daily, it is refreshing when something previously opaque exposes its true motives. Such is the case for the Sierra Club and its desire to block oil and gas drilling. I’ve written many times on environmental groups’ influence over use of public lands and how they often use claims of some endangered flora or fauna as cover for their efforts to block any beneficial economic development, such as mineral extraction or agricultural activity. They cry about some critter when in fact it is really about control—control of public lands.
  • National Review Archives

    06/09/2013 7:34:23 AM PDT · by DontTreadFred · 9 replies
    I would like to read the first years of National Review articles from the 50s and 60s. Does anyone know where I can access these online? I am a National Review print and online subscriber, but I can't find them on the National Review site.
  • Challenge: Obama in 3 Words

    06/09/2013 7:16:28 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 88 replies
    Sunday, June 9, 2013 | cc
    Describe Obama, his administration, his policies, the results of his policies, etc. in 3 words. Let's get some of the easy ones out of the way - Where's the Beef? We warned America Lazy, Stupid, Incompetent Worse Than Bush Blue Lipped Usurper Another Freakin Scandal?? Carousel of Idiots No Management Experience
  • Flying saucers over British Scientology HQ

    06/09/2013 7:14:45 AM PDT · by null and void · 25 replies
    The Sun ^ | 08th June 2013 | Paul Sims
    THREE passenger jets had a close encounter with UFOs above Britain’s Scientology HQ, a report has revealed. Their pilots each saw “two flat, silver discs” as they lined up to land at Gatwick Airport — and some flew within 100ft. Air traffic control staff then spotted a total of SIX UFOs on their radar before they suddenly vanished. The close encounter above the Church of Scientology HQ in East Grinstead, West Sussex, on December 30 last year lasted a full seven minutes. Oddly it emerged a day later that Scientologists — famously followed by Tom Cruise — carved a message...
  • Some of Earth’s oldest water found

    06/09/2013 7:06:23 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 43 replies
    Pakistan Today ^ | May 20, 2013 | News Desk
    "Old" might not top the list of the adjectives you'd use to describe water, but that could very well change after reading this story: Scientists say they've found water whose age clocks in at no less than 1.5 billion years, making it the oldest cache to have ever been discovered. (As the BBC explains, the only water to top it is "minute quantities" contained in some rock minerals.) Gold miners in Timmins, Ontario, were the ones who uncovered the water while drilling into bedrock; NPR reports that the team behind the discovery had been requesting such samples from a number...
  • Get a new flag free, for a worn flag Local business celebrates National Flag Week

    06/09/2013 6:49:47 AM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | STAFF| Herald/Review
    Prestige Assisted Living at Sierra Vista celebrates National Flag Week with an opportunity for local residents to exchange worn-out U.S. flags for new flags, free of charge, beginning June 10. Prestige invites the community to stop by and receive a brand-new American flag in exchange for worn-out or used flags throughout the week. The flag exchange is limited to the supply of flags at each location, and reservations are encouraged. To properly dispose of worn flags, Prestige has partnered with the American Legion for a ceremonial disposal of the retired flags at a later date. Funds raised through donations for...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Flowing Auroras Over Norway

    06/09/2013 6:21:43 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    NASA ^ | June 09, 2013 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Have you ever seen an aurora? Auroras are occurring again with increasing frequency. With the Sun peaking at its eleven year maximum in aurora-triggering activity, it is exhibiting a greater abundance of sunspots, flares, and coronal mass ejections. Solar activity like this typically expels charged particles into the Solar System, some of which impact Earth's magnetosphere and trigger Earthly auroras. In late 2010, the above timelapse displays of picturesque auroras were captured above Tromso, Norway. Curtains of auroral light, usually green, flow, shimmer and dance as energetic particles fall toward the Earth and excite atoms of air high up...

    06/09/2013 5:40:11 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 13 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 6/9/43 | Raymond Daniell, W.H. Lawrence, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • Top Spy Website Hacked (old but interesting news)

    06/09/2013 5:16:37 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 4 replies
    daily beast ^ | 9/16/2011 | daily beast
    On Wednesday, 48 hours after releasing a policy paper on cybersecurity, the top trade association for intelligence contractors got a first-hand lesson on the subject: they discovered that their website was hacked. Cryptome, a site affiliated with the hacker collective Anonymous, published the membership emails and phone numbers and in some cases home addresses for the members of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA). By clicking on a link titled, “INSA Nest of Official and Corporate Spies,” anyone can find contact information for senior officials at the NSA, FBI, and CIA, as well as top national security contracting firms...
  • Colorado counties mull forming new state, North Colorado

    06/09/2013 4:59:40 AM PDT · by Tonytitan · 60 replies
    Foxnews ^ | Denver Post
    "Officials in eight northern Colorado counties united in opposition to the state's new gun control laws and oil and gas regulations are reportedly considering forming a 51st U.S. state called North Colorado." Read more at
  • Bolivian Mob Buries Alive Suspected Murderer Alongside Victim at her Funeral

    06/09/2013 4:07:38 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013 | Lee Moran
    A Bolivian teen suspected of raping and murdering a woman was buried alive on top of her casket during her funeral by an angry mob of grieving relatives. Santos Ramos, 17, allegedly sexually assaulted and strangled 35-year-old Leandra Arias Janco in the village of Colquechaca, in the Potosi district of Bolivia's southern highlands, on Sunday. At her funeral Wednesday, local media reports a group of 200 vigilantes captured the teen and tied him up. With Janco's coffin lowered into the ground, they reportedly threw him on top and started to cover him with dirt, reports It is not yet...
  • Raunchy Screenplay Evidence in EHS Sex Assault Case

    06/09/2013 3:36:40 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Seacoastonline ^ | June 09, 2013 | Aaron Sanborn
    Script's characters, named for real teachers, abuse studentsThe screenplay that is now part of an ongoing investigation into an alleged sexual assault involving three Exeter High School teachers is laced with profanity, sexual innuendo and talk of illegal activity with students. "Graduation Crashers" is described on the document as an original screenplay by Robert M. Batchelder Jr., Mark Forbes and Tod Grossmith, social studies teachers at Exeter High School. SAU 16 Superintendent Michael Morgan revealed in a memo to the district on Thursday that an "original screenplay" was discovered as part of the district's investigation and that the screenplay "may...
  • You want privacy? Fight for it.

    06/09/2013 3:15:27 AM PDT · by d_focil · 16 replies
    The Shadow Review ^ | 6/9/2013 | David Focil
    In order for you to claim the right to be a sovereign citizen who can rebuke unwarranted intrusions into your life, you also need to take on the burden of self-government and accept the risk inherent in living in a society where every citizen is free and sovereign as well. But is seems we don’t want that, it seems we want to be coddled and protected from harm, especially from those “others”, those liberals or conservatives who scare us with their crazy notions. We want to make sure those brown skinned foreigners don’t infect us with their weird customs, that...
  • Man slain after missing birthday party (Thailand)

    06/09/2013 12:11:30 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 7 replies
    Bangkok Post ^ | 06/09/2013 | Bangkok Post
    An army official was shot dead by his brother-in-law because he did not attend his birthday party, police said on Sunday. Pol Lt Sukan Kongfu, an investigative officer at Bang Khun Non police station, said he received a report of the attack on Saturday night on Jaransanitwong Soi 23. Police and a rescue team from the Ruamkatanyu Foundation recovered four spent 9mm shells at the scene. Pol Lt Sukan said Col Saksit "Seh Tik" Yaowarat, 49, was shot in the left arm, cheek, neck and left foot. Col Saksit was rushed to Thonburi Hospital but succumbed to his injuries. Pol...
  • Local Family's Lemonade Stand Raised Money for Childhood Cancer Research

    06/09/2013 12:04:37 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    WHAS11 ^ | June 8, 2013
    Who knew that selling lemonade could be so profitable? The Cooper family raised more than $32 hundred for childhood cancer research by setting up a lemonade stand in front of their St. Matthews home. This is part of a national movement called Alex's Lemonade Stand which was started by a little girl with leukemia who wanted to raise money to help other kids like her. The Cooper family has gotten their 4-year-old daughter Whitney involved to show her the importance of helping others. Last year, the Cooper family raised $16 hundred with this lemonade stand. This year, their goal was...
  • Still no formal repudiation. Let June 8th be a day of shame [Seeing Lds racism for what it was]

    06/08/2013 9:00:01 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 169 replies
    Mormon Coffee ( ^ | June 8, 2013 | Sharon Lindbloom
    In honor of the 35th anniversary of Mormon President Spencer W. Kimball’s announcement of the end of the priesthood ban against black Mormons (D&C Declaration 2), we are reposting Aaron Shafovaloff’s 30th anniversary article, “Shame, Shame, Shame: Thirty Years Later And Still No Apology.” Still Repairing Brigham’s Mess Mormon apologist Blake Ostler once said, “I personally believe that [Brigham Young’s] theology was a disaster for the most part” (>>). We have multiple reasons to concur with Blake (more than he would agree with), as Mormonism has spent much of its post-Brigham history picking up the pieces from the catastrophic mess...
  • KKK Recruitment Efforts Are A Fail In Covington, Ga.

    06/08/2013 7:31:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    NewsOne ^ | Jun 6, 2013
    The recruitment drive to join the Ku Klux Klan in Covington, Ga., is in full swing again as residents are being urged to join the brotherhood of White supremacists via fliers dropped outside their homes, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The “Save Our Race” fliers were placed in to clear plastic sandwich bags with a rock and distributed throughout the Laurel Ridge subdivision. According to one of the complex’s residents, who chose to remain anonymous, though, most of her neighbors threw the racist announcement away. “I think they are just trying to [stir] up the little bit of racism that some...
  • Artist Leaves Plans for Ashes

    06/08/2013 7:25:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NewsChannel5 ^ | Jun 08, 2013
    A Nashville artist loved her medium so much that she decided to become a part of it. SNIP Hyman not only wanted to have her ashes held by clay pottery, she wanted them added to the pottery. SNIP
  • B.C. woman lauds manure dumping on homeless camp she says ‘destroyed’ her life

    06/08/2013 6:49:40 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 14 replies
    Canadian Press ^ | JUNE 7, 2013
    ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — The mayor has apologized for a decision by municipal officials to dump chicken manure on the site of a local homeless camp, but one nearby resident says something had to be done because her life has turned into a nightmare as a result of the squatters.
  • Michigan Tech Scientists Design Laser Calibration System for Next-Gen Gamma-Ray Telescope

    06/08/2013 6:19:55 PM PDT · by imardmd1 · 7 replies
    Michigan Tech News ^ | May 23, 2013 | Marcia Goodrich
    Super-high-energy galactic gamma rays have trillions of times more energy than visible light, and they disappear in the atmosphere before they hit the Earth’s surface. So if you want to detect these mysterious phenomena, a regular telescope isn’t much help. To learn about the highest-energy gamma rays, scientists build elaborate observatories, and one of the most advanced is the new High-Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) Gamma-Ray Observatory, high in the mountains about six hours from Mexico City. When it’s completed, it will be the only facility in the world that can detect the highest-energy gamma rays, with energies of up to...
  • New Xbox by NSA partner Microsoft will watch you 24/7

    06/08/2013 5:49:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 7, 2013 | William Green
    Possible privacy violations by Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox One have come under new scrutiny since it was revealed Thursday that the tech giant was a crucial partner in an expansive Internet surveillance program conducted by the National Security Agency and involving Silicon Valley’s biggest players. One of the console’s key features is the full integration of the Kinect, a motion sensing camera that allows users to play games, scroll through menus, and generally operate the Xbox just using hand gestures. Microsoft has touted the camera as the hallmark of a new era of interactivity in gaming. What Microsoft has not promoted,...
  • Eleven Arrested in Assam 'Witch Doctor' Killing

    06/08/2013 5:27:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Times of India ^ | Jun 8, 2013
    Eleven people, including three women, were arrested in an overnight drive by the police in connection with the killing of a labourer on suspicions of practising witchcraft at a tea garden in Assam's Cachar district. Police said the 53-year-old labourer identified as Jawaharlal Mora was killed on Thursday allegedly by other labourers who suspected him to be practicing witchcraft at Kalabil Basti of Narainpur tea garden of the district. The man, who was blamed for the various illnesses being suffered by the people of the area, was buried at Kalabil near the tea garden after some rituals to appease the...
  • NSA Surveillance Van Sighted in My Neighborhood....

    06/08/2013 4:57:53 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 51 replies
    Imgur ^ | 6/8/2013 | ImgUr
  • Vintage Photographs of Dog Space Suits, 1950s - 1960s

    06/08/2013 4:56:52 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies
    Retronaut ^ | 1950s - 1960s | Retronaut
    1950s - 1960s: Dog Space Suits
  • BBC Claims “Antisemitism” Too Long a Word, “Islamophobia” Just Right

    06/08/2013 4:55:47 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 7 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | JUNE 8, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Finding the right words can be tasking. Even when you’re the BBC and your grotesquely inflated salaries are paid by a mandatory fee just so you can spew out programming that no one in their right mind watches anymore, it’s still a trial to find the find the right way of telling the people what they should think.
  • Vintage Photos of an Elephant Tea Party - 1939

    06/08/2013 4:42:25 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies
    Retronaut ^ | 1939 | Retronaut
    1939: Elephant tea party
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Messier Craters in Stereo

    06/08/2013 4:34:06 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    NASA ^ | June 08, 2013 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Many bright nebulae and star clusters in planet Earth's sky are associated with the name of astronomer Charles Messier, from his famous 18th century catalog. His name is also given to these two large and remarkable craters on the Moon. Standouts in the dark, smooth lunar Sea of Fertility or Mare Fecunditatis, Messier (left) and Messier A have dimensions of 15 by 8 and 16 by 11 kilometers respectively. Their elongated shapes are explained by an extremely shallow-angle trajectory followed by the impactor, moving left to right, that gouged out the craters. The shallow impact also resulted in two...
  • Old, beat-up pickup truck has some serious power - Video

    06/08/2013 4:21:31 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 23 replies
    Don't judge a truck by its looks.
  • Meth Ring Run at Mission Bay Summer Camp: DA

    06/08/2013 4:14:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Friday, Jun 7, 2013 | R. Stickney and Rory Devine
    A Southern California beach business that hosts a popular kids’ summer camp was the distribution center for a local methamphetamine ring moving large quantities of drugs officials alleged Friday. The Mission Bay Sports Center and its owner Jason Boone were the targets of a year-long drug investigation titled “Operation Boone’s Farm.” Investigators announced arrests in the case Friday accusing Boone and eight others of using the business, known to many San Diegans as a place to rent water equipment or take lessons, as a drop location for drug suppliers and buyers. "It was a sophisticated use of the lockers at...
  • NASA map shows what Antarctica would look like without ice

    06/08/2013 4:14:15 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 43 replies
    CBC News ^ | JUNE 7, 2013
    The Antarctic continent is a frozen landscape of snow and sleet, but a new map from NASA exposes what the region would look like if all the ice were to disappear.

    06/08/2013 4:04:05 PM PDT · by Doogle · 11 replies
    Vimeo ^ | 04/06/13 | TEXAS Flying Legends Museum
    Some pilots of the Texas Flying Legends Museum talk about World War II, The Veterans, and why we must keep their legacy alive.
  • Sarah Palin asks for photos of troops with ‘banned pro-America books’

    06/08/2013 4:00:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | June 8, 2013 | Tom Tillison
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin turned to Facebook once again to express outrage at the reports of a 25 yr. Army veteran being punished for reading books by conservative authors Mark Levin and David Limbaugh. Palin had a simple message for those in uniform: “We have your back.” Calling it a “a battle between liberty and tyranny,” a play on the title of Levin’s latest book, Palin said she would love to see folks “reading more writings from patriots who pinpoint who is trying to kill our Constitution.” In somewhat of a “call-to-action,” Palin added: I’d love to see pictures...
  • Researcher: Children’s media use cuddly animals to reinforce ‘racist’ and ‘socially dominant norms’

    06/08/2013 3:52:57 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 25 replies
    National Post ^ | JUNE 6, 2013 | Sarah Boesveld
    Parents who read their kids stories about happy, human-like animals like Franklin the Turtle or Arthur at bedtime are exposing their kids to racism, materialism, homophobia and patriarchal norms, according to a paper presented at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Man With 8 Prior DUI Convictions Tells Deputies Beer Is His Coffee

    06/08/2013 3:52:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Saturday, Jun 8, 2013 | Alexandra Leon
    Phillip Jordan, 58, was arrested after pulling into a KFC drive-through window while intoxicated.An Ocala man with eight prior DUI convictions is being held on bond after pulling into a fast food restaurant drive-through window while intoxicated. Phillip P. Jordan, 58, was arrested Thursday after driving drunk into the KFC at 7610 Southeast Maricamp Road Thursday, according to a Marion County Sheriff's Office incident report. After being arrested, Jordan told police he had drank beer for breakfast and that beer is his 'coffee,' the report said. A deputy who was at the KFC first noticed Jordan when the blue Nissan...
  • Man Who Fled 1979 Murder Charge Arrested at O'Hare (Shot Man Shoplifting Beer)

    06/08/2013 3:46:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 8, 2013
    A former Chicago store owner who fled the U.S. in 1979 after being accused of killing a shoplifter was arrested at O'Hare International Airport while trying to return to the country to attend a graduation ceremony, authorities said Saturday. Ata Yousef El Ammouri, 65, was taken into custody Friday after arriving on a flight from Jordan, where he has been living, the Cook County sheriff's office said in a statement.
  • Grillbot handles your barbecueing dirty work, with style

    06/08/2013 3:40:54 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 16 replies
    National Post ^ | JUNE 7, 2013
    Just when we thought there couldn’t possibly come another barbecue gadget, here’s Grillbot.
  • GI Told He Can’t Read Levin, Hannity, Limbaugh

    06/08/2013 3:19:17 PM PDT · by Twotone · 13 replies
    American Spectator ^ | June 7, 2013 | Jeffrey Lord
    So in the middle of all this business of the IRS, the NSA, Benghazi, the investigation of AP and Fox’s James Rosen comes this. Todd Starnes gets kudos for reporting this. Here’s the link to his story, which we will quote directly: A veteran member of the U.S. Army Band said he is facing retribution and punishment from the military for having anti-Obama bumper stickers on his car, reading books written by conservative authors like Mark Levin and David Limbaugh, and serving Chick-fil-A sandwiches at his promotion party.
  • Fuel economy faceoff: Turbo fours don’t always win against six-cylinders

    06/08/2013 3:17:41 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 58 replies
    National Post ^ | JUNE 7, 2013 | David Booth
    I’ll be the first to admit that this, the third installment in Post Driving‘s ongoing fuel economy comparisons, is not original. Consumer Reports issued a press release some four months ago that decried the supposed fuel economy advantage of small turbochargers over the larger — typically V6 engines — that they are supposed to supplant.
  • Truck carrying fireworks hits moose on highway, shuts down road for 5.5 hours, lights up sky

    06/08/2013 3:11:12 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 42 replies
    National Post ^ | JUNE 7, 2013
    A truck carrying fireworks hit a moose near Wawa, Ontario, early Friday morning, shutting down the Trans Canada Highway for five-and-a-half hours and creating an impressive fireworks display as the truck burned.
  • Molson Coors debuts new Vented Can next week

    06/08/2013 3:03:55 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 30 replies
    QMI AGENCY ^ | JUNE 8, 2013
    In three easy steps, beer drinkers across the nation will be able to "activate" the first twist tab vented beer can in Canada. The Vented Cans will be rolling out nationally this month on Tall Boy cans of Coors Light and Molson Canadian. The can has a specially designed top with a distinctive red tab and a button-shape to the right of the can opening. All you need to do is open the can, align the red tab over the button and press down on the vent to open it. "Our research confirms that consumers really love this idea because...
  • Any FReepers use a food dehydrator??

    06/08/2013 2:36:26 PM PDT · by djf · 135 replies
    I wuz at a yard sale and bought a couple do-it-yourself type handbooks. Gal had a Ronco food dehydrator but I didn't get it then... after driving around a bit I went back and got it. Hitting it with bleach and all the cleaning stuff now. So! Any FReepers use a dehydrator? Experiences? Good things to dehydrate or not-so-good? Manual says you can use it to make jerky. Anybody tried that? All ideas welcome!
  • On TCM Tuesday: Ronald Reagan in "One For The Book"

    06/08/2013 2:27:30 PM PDT · by opineapple
    June 11, 2013 at 7:30 AM (ET) Starring Ronald Reagan, Eleanor Parker, and Eve Arden Sergeant falls for a love-scorned actress. Comedy/1948 TCM, One For The Book
  • Ford Mustang hit by Moore, OK EF5 tornado lives to do another burnout.

    06/08/2013 1:19:55 PM PDT · by nascarnation · 17 replies
    Autoblog ^ | June 7, 2013 | Jeffry N. Ross
    Oklahoma recently saw the destructive power of an EF5 tornado, but in the aftermath of the devastation, we've also been witness to the incredible resilience of the human spirit. Moore, OK resident Jack Haden survived the storm but found that his 2003 Ford Mustang wasn't quite as lucky. As you can see in the image above, the tornado's 200+ mph winds did quite a number on the car, but while most people would have likely called their insurance company and scrapped the car, Haden had other plans. After finding the car and seeing that its V6 still fired up, Haden...
  • Suspect’s robbery note gives away his ID and residence

    06/08/2013 1:16:13 PM PDT · by eccentric · 8 replies
    KSN-TV ^ | June 8, 2013 | --
    A suspected robber was easily caught by police after a note he slipped to employees at a southeast Wichita restaurant revealed his identity and where he lives, police said Saturday. Employees at the Spangles at 3505 East Harry said a 38-year-old man walked in the business at about 7:45 a.m., and handed over a note indicating that he had a gun and that he would kill them if they didn’t give him cash. When he failed to acquire any money the man fled southbound on foot. Police were able to quickly track the man down because the slip of paper...
  • Town sends dog poop to irresponsible owners

    06/08/2013 12:27:14 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 33 replies
    QMI AGENCY ^ | JUNE 8, 2013
    A small town in Spain has given new meaning to the phrase "doggy bag." For a campaign to crack down on irresponsible dog owners in the town of Brunete, volunteers spent a week in February on the lookout for dog owners who failed to scoop their canine's excrement, the Telegraph reported Tuesday. They approached the owner and struck up a conversation to determine the dog's name. "With the name of the dog and the breed it was possible to identify the owner from a registered pet database held in the town hall," a council spokesman said. The volunteers scooped up...