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  • Missing Quebec maple syrup found in New Brunswick

    10/03/2012 11:54:59 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 36 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | October 3, 2012
    A massive amount of maple syrup stolen from a Quebec warehouse last month has turned up in New Brunswick. Police say arrests are imminent after they found the syrup inside barrels at S.K. Export in Kedgwick, in northern New Brunswick near Quebec's Gaspe region. The RCMP and provincial police took part in the raids this week. The amount that was seized represents only a fraction of the 10,000-barrel, $20-million amount stolen in August. The warehouse that was targeted in Saint-Louis-de-Blandford, about 160 km northeast of Montreal, contained 16,000 45-gallon barrels of syrup. Police believe the robbers pumped the maple syrup...
  • Computers Match Humans in Understanding Art



    10/03/2012 9:50:55 AM PDT · by null and void · 11 replies
    A computer-generated graph of similarities between 34 different painters, reflecting the similarities between the artistic styles of painters as were automatically deduced by the computer. Courtesy of Lior Shamir Understanding and evaluating art has widely been considered as a task meant for humans, until now. Computers tackled the question "can machines understand art?" The results were very surprising. In fact, an algorithm has been developed that demonstrates computers are able to "understand" art in a fashion very similar to how art historians perform their analysis, mimicking the perception of expert art critiques. In the experiment, published in the recent issue...
  • Vanity: List your debate night suggestions for Romney

    10/03/2012 7:21:37 AM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 55 replies
    10//3/12 | 1Old Pro
    List your ideas:
  • Johnny Carson: Politician and the Lie Detector

    10/02/2012 4:45:53 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 8 replies
    You Tube and the Tonight Show ^ | 1/1/1980 | Johnny Carson
    Johnny Carson as a truthful politician.
  • Shame on the Main Stream Press

    10/01/2012 11:30:59 AM PDT · by sr4402 · 15 replies
    Self | Oct. 1 2012 | Self
    Imagine a Republican president was in the White House and the White House Military Network was hacked by the Chinese. Oh the Hew and the Cry of the Mainstream Media would be deafening. But because it's a Democrat - nary a peep. Imagine a Republican president when the countries credit rating was downgraded again during his term. The media would call for his immediate resignation. But because it's a Democrat, it's buried on the back pages if it is mentioned at all. Imagine a Republican president being caught covering up for Al Queda's murder of the Libyan Ambassador. And that...
  • Ryder Cup 2012: Europe beat USA after record comeback

    09/30/2012 5:42:19 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 48 replies
    BBC Sport ^ | 1st October 2012 | Tom Fordyce
    'Europe's golfers produced a stunning final-day comeback to win the Ryder Cup at a shell-shocked Medinah. With the United States requiring only four points from the 12 on offer, Europe somehow secured eight and a half to clinch a historic 14½-13½ win. Martin Kaymer sank a five-foot putt on the 18th green to get his team to the 14 points needed to retain the trophy, before a Tiger Woods bogey in the final match gifted them overall victory. The win matches the record recovery of Ben Crenshaw's US team in Boston in 1999 and is the best from a European...
  • I Want To Win [Another email from nobama]

    09/30/2012 2:24:15 PM PDT · by upchuck · 11 replies
    email | Sunday, September 30, 2012 | nobama
    Friend -- I can't do this on my own. Before tonight's fundraising deadline, I'm asking for your help. We're on the brink of a milestone American politics has never seen: 10 million grassroots donations in one election year. Together, we've reached major milestones in the past -- because you helped get us there. I hope you'll step up now and help reach one more. Chip in $5 or more today: https://donate.barackobama.com/September-Deadline Thank you, Barack
  • Obama inherited the mess NOT from Bush but himself and his party

    09/29/2012 8:10:57 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 26 replies
    email | Sept 2012 | unknown
    This article explains why Obama and democrats blaming president GW Bush for the inherited economic mess is a blatant lie.
  • 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

    09/29/2012 8:49:15 AM PDT · by shove_it · 53 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 29 Sep 2012 | Ron Amadon
    Consider these rather staggering numbers that turn Mustang into a hotter car than Shelby’s most potent chili. A total of 662 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 631 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm from an extensively modified and supercharged 5.8-liter V-8 tied to a six-speed manual transmission. I could go on for several paragraphs about the technical aspects of this car, down to “plasma transferred wire arc” coating (huh?) that protects the inner workings of the engine. How fast is it? Well, Ford’s F -1.60% Mustang Shelby GT500 will take you from a standing start to 60 mpg in the...
  • Reds' Bailey throws no-hitter against Pirates

    09/28/2012 6:45:54 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 28, 2012
    Reds' Bailey throws no-hitter against Pirates
  • Rise in Medicare Rates - True or False?

    09/28/2012 3:22:47 PM PDT · by yetidog · 21 replies
    Septemeber 28, 2012 | Vanity
    Received this email and if true, needs to be forwarded to everyone you know.
  • Trust me, this is happening [Another email from nobama]

    09/27/2012 10:45:26 AM PDT · by upchuck · 27 replies
    email | Thursday, Spetember 27, 2012 | Julianna Smoot
    Friend -- You may never get another chance like this one. If you chip in $5 or whatever you can to build this campaign, you'll be automatically entered to meet President Barack Obama and President Bill Clinton in California. I know it sounds almost too good to be true. Trust me, this is happening -- in fact, it's happening next week -- and you could be there. You've stood with President Obama. You deserve this. There's just one more step to take. Enter now, and if you're selected, not only will we fly you and a guest out to sunny...
  • For all you've done, thank you [Another email from nobama]

    09/27/2012 3:19:29 PM PDT · by upchuck · 8 replies
    email | Thursday, Spetember 27, 2012 | Barry
    Friend -- I want to thank you for all you're doing for this campaign. If we get to continue this work, it's going to be because of you. Next week I'm meeting up with President Clinton on the campaign trail, and we both want to thank you in person. Donate $5 or whatever you can today to be automatically entered to fly out to join us. This Sunday is the biggest fundraising deadline of this campaign so far. There's no billionaire donor or lobbyist waiting around to write a $10 million check. How you respond right now determines if we...
  • Took my son to register to vote (vanity)

    09/27/2012 3:41:45 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 7 replies
    Vanity | today | Mutt the Hoople
    Yesterday, took my son to register to vote. He'll turn 18 next month so he'll be eligible to vote in the 2012 elections. I raised him right, so he'll be voting straight Republican along with his mama and me.
  • Tom Osborne announces retirement plans.

    09/26/2012 9:29:25 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 1 replies
    The Omaha World Herald ^ | By Leslie Reed
    LINCOLN — Husker Athletic Director Tom Osborne announced his retirement at a news conference Wednesday, capping an eventful five-year stint at the head of Nebraska sports. He will retire, effective Jan. 1, and he will stay on for about six months after that deadline to assist the transition to a new athletic director. The university will begin its search for a new athletic director immediately. "It's been a real privilege to work with Tom," said University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman. "I think he's done an extraordinary job. He's stabilized the department.
  • Video maker and an investigation now.

    09/26/2012 7:10:51 AM PDT · by manc · 17 replies
    xfinity
    http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/news-general/20120926/US.Anti.Muslim.Film/?cid=hero_media_x3
  • NFL supports decision to not overturn Seahawks’ touchdown

    In Monday's game between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks, Seattle faced a 4th-and-10 from the Green Bay 24 with eight seconds remaining in the game. Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson threw a pass into the end zone. Several players, including Seattle wide receiver Golden Tate and Green Bay safety M.D. Jennings, jumped into the air in an attempt to catch the ball. While the ball is in the air, Tate can be seen shoving Green Bay cornerback Sam Shields to the ground. This should have been a penalty for offensive pass interference, which would have ended the game. It...
  • Scientific American: Dumb as a Bag of Hammers

    09/25/2012 9:15:32 AM PDT · by pabianice · 42 replies
    In its latest edition, we get this from the nitwits at "Scientific American": " Why Airplane Windows Don't Roll Down "Were you to open a plane window, the compressed air inside would rapidly rush out, atmospheric conditions inside and outside the plane would equalize, and everybody would die."I don't know what grammer school kid wrote this for Scientific American, but after I stopped laughing, I had to call it. "At 35,000 ft. (11,000 m), the typical altitude of a commercial jet, the air pressure drops to less than a quarter of its value at sea level, and the outside temperature...
  • Green Bay v. Seattle last play 09/24/2012

    09/24/2012 9:05:50 PM PDT · by FoxPro · 164 replies
    Your analysis on this catch on the last play.
  • NFL losing credibility with each blown call by replacement refs

    09/25/2012 12:43:15 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 84 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 24, 2012 | Bill Plaschke
    Monday's debacle only crystallizes what was already clear: NFL's substitute officials are a joke, and it's time for Commissioner Roger Goodell to end lockout.Hail Mary. Holy hell. On the final play of the final game of one of the most shameful weekends in NFL history, a last-gasp pass from the Seattle Seahawks fell from the sky into the arms of the Green Bay Packers on Monday night. Touchdown, Seattle. Chaos, NFL. Three weeks of gross incompetence by unqualified replacement officials crystallized in two moments Monday night that pushed the league's integrity to the brink. In one moment, Packers safety M.D....