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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...