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  • Donald Trump Tells GOP Leadership: ďGet Strong, Be Smart and Get CoolĒÖ

    06/11/2016 9:41:19 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 48 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | June 11, 2016 | sundance
    I doubt you could find a more apropos contrast than today with Donald Trump campaigning in Tampa Florida and Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, while the insufferable old GOPe represented by Mitt Romney hole up in an exclusive and indulgent mountain top enclaveÖ. while decrying the audacity of the vulgarian insurgency. Hereís the ball cap clad blue collar businessman in Pennsylvania delivering a speech with his plane as the backdrop.† Think about it: ďHis PlaneĒ, the result of his effort, his acumen, his work ethic and his determination.Heís effectively won the nomination.† The convention still a month away.† Itís mid June, and yet...
  • Poll: Evangelicals flocking to Trump

    01/26/2016 8:08:59 AM PST · by Red Steel · 145 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/26/16 06:06 AM EST | Nick Gass
    Donald Trump's outreach to Christians is bearing fruit, if results of the NBC News/Survey Monkey weekly online tracking poll out Tuesday are any indication. Among white evangelical Republican voters nationally, Trump earned the support of 37 percent, while Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, whose father is a pastor and has played a key role in recruiting faith leaders to support his son, is at 20 percent. In the same survey conducted the previous week, Cruz registered 9 percentage points higher. Below the top two contenders, Ben Carson earned 11 percent among evangelicals, and Marco Rubio took 10 percent. The Manhattan business...
  • Say Good-Bye To ‚ÄėCOOL‚Äô: Congress Repeals Country-Of-Origin Meat Labeling Rule

    12/21/2015 7:12:40 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 56 replies ^ | December 21, 2015 | Samantha Cowan
    Thanks to a label that reads ‚ÄúProduct of the USA,‚ÄĚ consumers have been able to find out a package of steaks or pork chops in the freezer section at their local grocery store came from America. But soon meat lovers will be hard-pressed to figure out whether the animals on their dinner plates were raised and slaughtered‚ÄĒin the States or halfway around the world.
  • US Repeals Country-of-Origin Meat Labeling Law After Trade Rulings Against It

    01/04/2016 4:00:02 AM PST · by EinNYC · 40 replies ^ | January 3, 2016 | MARY CLARE JALONICK
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's now harder to find out where your beef or pork was born, raised and slaughtered.</p> <p>After more than a decade of wrangling, Congress repealed a labeling law last month that required retailers to include the animal's country of origin on packages of red meat. It's a major victory for the meat industry, which had fought the law in Congress and the courts since the early 2000s.</p>
  • Law enforcement group pushes for recreational marijuana

    12/10/2015 10:17:56 AM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 67 replies
    NBC2 [FL] ^ | Dec 09, 2015 | Chris Gilmore
    NAPLES, FL - They're normally the guys locking people up for marijuana possession, but a group of current and former law enforcement officers will meet in Naples to push for people's right to get high. Not all law enforcement officers are on board, however. Legalizing marijuana, it's a hot-button issue in Florida. Law Enforcement Against Prohibition is pushing for the change to save taxpayer dollars and valuable resources. "Sixty-thousand people get arrested every year for marijuana possession. That's a waste of law-enforcement resources," said Ray Strack of LEAP. The group meets Thursday in Naples. The Florida Sheriff's Association is not...
  • US faces $1 billion in trade penalties for meat labels[Country of origin labeling]

    12/07/2015 9:42:26 AM PST · by Theoria · 25 replies
    AP ^ | 07 Dec 2015 | AP
    <p>The World Trade Organization ruled Monday that Canada and Mexico can slap more than $1 billion in tariffs on U.S. goods in retaliation for meat labeling rules it says discriminated against Mexican and Canadian livestock.</p> <p>At issue were U.S. labels on packaged steaks and other cuts of meat that say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered.</p>
  • 'Ash vs Evil Dead' Gets Renewed Before the Series Premiere!

    10/30/2015 2:05:36 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 25 replies ^ | 30 October 2015 | From the Web
    The stars of Starz‚Äôs Ash vs Evil Dead ‚Äď Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo, and Jill Marie Jones ‚Äď walk the red carpet at the premiere held at the TCL Chines Theatre on Wednesday (October 28) in Hollywood. The show‚Äôs star Lucy Lawless was also there, as well as Black Sails‚Äė Zach McGowan, to celebrate the new series. In the highly anticipated series, Bruce reprises his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. Catch the premiere on...
  • Could Obama's Privileged and Pot-filled Adolescence Explain his Presidential Lassitude?

    09/05/2014 6:32:31 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 9-5-14 | James W. Lucas
    Barack Obama stands apart from other modern American Presidents in many ways. In addition to the obvious bi-racial background, he is the only President to win the Nobel Peace Prize in his first term, and the only one ever designated Advertising Ageís Marketer of the Year. Beyond such specific achievements is his ineffable appeal, the widespread view that he is the coolest President ever. This supernal coolness is not new. In his autobiography, Dreams From My Father, the President wrote that in his teenage years ďI tried my best to be cool at all timesĒ (p. 82). However, leaving aside...
  • September in July: Big cold front to bring stellar weather next week

    07/24/2014 9:05:23 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 44 replies
    WaPo ^ | 24JUL2014 | Jason Samenow
    Following in the footsteps of the record-setting cool air mass in mid-July, a second blast of air with polar origins will invade the eastern U.S. to close July. Like the original, the sequel will be glorious. This taste of September may not be quite as strong mid-Julyís version, but should produce temperatures 10-20 degrees below normal across a large swath of the eastern U.S. by early Tuesday.
  • Here's What Israeli 'Roof Knocking' Before Bombing A Target Looks Like

    07/14/2014 10:20:59 AM PDT · by Vendome · 34 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/14/2014 | Ronana Duffy
    THIS AMAZING VIDEO from the Gaza-based Watania news agency shows Israelís controversial Ďknock on the roofí air-strike warning in action. The video demonstrates how a small missile strikes the house across the road from where the footage was captured. This is a warning that the house has been targeted for an air-strike. About 15 minutes later the house is completely destroyed by two separate bombs from what the agency says was two F16 fighter planes. Most of this fifteen minute period is edited out of the video. Rubble and debris are thrown into the air but when the dust clears...
  • Hey, it may be the mark of the beast, but we've made it SOOOOO COOL!

    05/19/2014 7:43:36 AM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 5/19/14 | Dutchman6 a
    X DARPA Director & Google Exec Pushes Microchipping Human Beings
  • The Cool Kids donít actually BELIEVE any of that [snip]

    05/08/2014 12:09:40 PM PDT · by Repent and Believe · 39 replies
    Ann Barnhardt's Blog ^ | 5/7/2014 A.D. | Ann Barnhardt
    In truth, the most salient fact of contemporary Catholic life in the West is the way it is pervaded by the pattern of saying things and then acting as if something else were true. (Iím learning, slowly. Everything below that is sarcasm or the voice of a liar, heretic or apostate is in GREEN.) Indeed. This sentence, penned earlier this week by a secular columnist almost sums up what pretty much everyone is too cowardly to say. In fact, it is the base premise underlying the derivative statement above that is the real 800 pound gorilla sitting squarely in the...
  • Who Are the REAL Kings (and Queens) of Cool? Exhibition of 100 Coolest Americans

    04/04/2014 4:06:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 94 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 31 March 2014 | Jill Reilly
    Who are the REAL kings (and queens) of cool? National Portrait Gallery runs exhibition of the 100 coolest Americans, Elvis, Frank Sinatra and Debbie HarryYears after they first made their mark Steve McQueen, Frank Sinatra, Madonna and Blondie are all still hip enough to have earned a place in the top 100 coolest Americans. The 'American Cool' exhibit is currently on show at the National Portrait Gallery, in Washington, D.C. America, until 7 September. Included in the exhibit are the likes of jazz musicians such as Miles Davis and Billie Holiday, actors such as Johnny Depp, and singers such as...
  • He gasped, snorted and took FIFTEEN minutes to die:

    01/16/2014 9:02:39 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 82 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/16/2014 | AP
    Murderer first to be executed with controversial 'air hunger' drug after last meal of beef, ice cream and chicken (rest of title) 'One can scarcely conceive of a sequence of crimes more shocking to the conscience or to moral sensibilities than the senseless kidnapping and rape of a young, pregnant woman followed by her murder,
  • The Cool Pastor: An Oxymoron or Just a Regular Moron?

    11/24/2013 11:17:40 AM PST · by Gamecock · 19 replies
    Aquila Report ^ | 24 November 2013 | Matthew Everhard
    Full Title: The Cool Pastor: An Oxymoron or Just a Regular Moron? The ¬Ďcool¬í factor attempts to copy the world and really isn¬ít cool _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I had to do a double-take when I saw the tour bus.There it was, idling softly in the parking lot, with the pastor¬ís name and newest book title emblazoned large‚Äďin bright yellow letters‚Äďacross either side. Being advertised on that conspicuous rolling billboard was a ¬ďspecial evening,¬Ē (no doubt repeated dozens of times in select cities across the nation) with the newest ¬ďit¬Ē pastor.His similitude to a rock star was highly intentional. Autograph sessions would soon...
  • Obama: Brooklyn Is "Cool," Inspired Generations of Immigrants

    10/25/2013 3:32:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Oct 25, 2013
    The president visited the Pathways in Technology Early College High School in Crown HeightsPresident Barack Obama praised Brooklyn on Friday for being forever "cool" and noted that it has drawn generations of immigrants seeking better opportunities, which he said should inspire the nation's approach to education. Obama spoke at the Pathways in Technology Early College High School, known as P-Tech, which he praised for graduating students with a high school diploma and an associates degree. The school opened in 2011 in a rough stretch of Crown Heights. "What's going on here at P-Tech is outstanding, and I'm excited to see...
  • Coke's cool idea? Ice bottles

    07/10/2013 2:39:24 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 19 replies ^ | Wednesday, July 10, 2013 | George Mathis
    Beachgoers in South America can have a cold Coke and a smile, but unlike other consumers of the world's most popular soft drink, they can drink it directly from a bottle made entirely of ice. The Atlanta-based company says the ďcold to the last dropĒ bottles "continue to make quite a splash in Colombia and throughout the advertising world." Indeed, the cool marketing ploy, began this year, has won Coca-Cola several awards. How does it work?
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- The Horsehead Nebula in Infrared from Hubble

    04/22/2013 6:15:40 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    NASA ^ | April 22, 2013 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: While drifting through the cosmos, a magnificent interstellar dust cloud became sculpted by stellar winds and radiation to assume a recognizable shape. Fittingly named the Horsehead Nebula, it is embedded in the vast and complex Orion Nebula (M42). A potentially rewarding but difficult object to view personally with a small telescope, the above gorgeously detailed image was recently taken in infrared light by the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope in honor of the 23rd anniversary of Hubble's launch. The dark molecular cloud, roughly 1,500 light years distant, is cataloged as Barnard 33 and is seen above primarily because it is...
  • The U.S. Firearms Industry: Inside the Numbers

    01/16/2013 6:41:11 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 8 replies
    Hereís a look at the numbers: The U.S. firearms industry's economic impact is $32 billion. To put that in perspective, thatís about the same size as the U.S. organic industry and more than the budget of Nigeria. Itís grown from a $19 billion business in 2008 and appears to be accelerating at a quick clip. Background checks for gun buyers increased nearly 60% from December 2011 to December 2012. The FBI has already recorded 16.5 million background checks from Jan. 1, 2012 to November 2012 Ė the most on record. There are 51,000 gun shops in America, according to the...
  • World's smallest supercharged V8 enters production

    10/03/2012 7:19:57 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 56 replies
    High Gear Media ^ | 9/2/2012 | Nelson Ireson
    Unless you're into model cars (like, really into them) you may not have heard of Conley Precision Engines. That's a shame. Why? Because they build the Stinger 609, the world's smallest supercharged four-stroke V-8 engine, which has finally entered production. At just 6.09 cubic inches (hence the name), or nearly 100 cc, it's a very small displacement V-8. Despite the small displacement, the engine revs to 10,000 rpm and produces 9 horsepower.
  • Do you buy Apple and fly Virgin because you think they're 'cool'? Grow up, for God's sake

    09/25/2012 6:20:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 83 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9-25-2012
    The concept of ďcoolĒ is, appropriately, like a snowball. Just when you think youíve got a grasp of it, it melts away. Still, cool is the most resilient of slang words. While other terms have become cringeworthy from overuse, cool has stayed firmly within the lexicon. Cool is put in service to describe a galaxy of objects and incidents Ė from fleeting moments to multi-billion-pound brands. It's the beatnik's curse. Whole industries exist to tell us what's cool now, what will be cool next and when the cool evaporates. The annual CoolBrands survey, published this week, is just one small...
  • The Power of Cool

    05/23/2012 5:51:00 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/23/2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    When Barack Obama two years ago joked at the White House Correspondentsí Dinner that potential suitors of his two daughters might have to deal with Predator drones (ďBut boys, donít get any ideas. Two words for you: Predator drones. You will never see it coming.Ē), the liberal crowd roared. That failed macabre joke would have earned George W. Bush a week of headline condemnation from the New York Times and the Washington Post. Obama, in fact, has increased those judge/jury/executioner targeted assassinations tenfold during his tenure. But apparently, the combination of Obamaís postracial ďcoolĒ and the video-game nature of such...
  • Romney Employs Comprehensive Image Makeover to Counter Media's Monotonous 'Cool Obama' Narrative

    05/03/2012 9:03:30 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | May 3, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    The†Romney campaign has developed a plan to act as counterweight to ceaseless MSM-fueled fairy tales about how 'cool' Barack Obama supposedly is... although hard to swallow for any thinking person, obviously there's still enough pudding-heads out there that buy into that- even Republicans. With a close race and every vote precious (inc. impressionable idiots), Romney's new 'cool' look will consist of†identical, crisply-ironed white t-shirts, creased Levi's jeans, and matching black leather boots and motorcycle jacket, with aviator shades the finishing touch for any outdoor appearances.† Where Ronald Reagan ended his '84 campaign stump speeches with 'You ain't seen nothin'...
  • Obama: The Cool Preezy

    04/29/2012 11:54:47 PM PDT · by gabriellah · 25 replies
    TheCollegeConservative ^ | 04/30/2012 | Kevin Reagan
    After watching President Obamaís appearance on Jimmy Fallon the other night, I have decided that the president is too cool. And judging from the response Iíve seen across the Twitterverse and Facebook, so have many naÔve and poorly informed members of my generation. Obamaís appearance, like everything else he does on a daily basis, was a calculating campaign move targeting a specific demographic. His opposition to the rising interest rates on student loans is a show intended to shore up his support among college students and recent college graduates. It will last only as long as it takes for him...
  • Gunmaker invents chilling double-barrel handgun

    03/13/2012 11:01:08 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 117 replies · 1+ views
    MSN ^ | 3/13/2012 |
    <p>How convenient! Someone has finally invented a weapon that combines the killing power of a double-barreled shotgun with the portability of a handgun.</p>
  • Extraordinary Toroidal Vortices

    02/18/2012 4:32:57 PM PST · by gorush · 24 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | 2-12-10 | Evasius
    Extraordinary and beautiful examples of toroidal vortices produced by dolphins, beluga whales, humpback whales, volcanoes, hydrogen bombs, and man. A toroidal vortex, also called a vortex ring, is a region of rotating fluid moving through the same or different fluid where the flow pattern takes on a toroidal (doughnut) shape. The movement of the fluid is about the poloidal or circular axis of the doughnut, in a twisting vortex motion. Examples of this phenomenon are a smoke ring or a microburst. Vortex rings were first mathematically analysed by the German physicist Hermann von Helmholtz, in his paper of 1867 On...
  • Obama Campaign Trying To Make Him 'Cool'

    02/13/2012 9:57:07 AM PST · by Nachum · 62 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2/13/12 | Fox News
    Obama Reelection Campaign Trying To Make Him ďCoolĒ AgainÖ Barack Obama had all the 2008 cool. Now heís trying to get at least some of it back. A video of Hollywood A-listers singing a song about him, a Shepard Fairey painting with ďHOPEĒ beaming in bold letters beneath his face, constant buzz on social media ó the Obama cultural phenomenon four years ago lit up the youth vote like no campaign before. So as the president gears up for a reelection run thatís going to struggle with independents and moderates, his team is looking to revive the cool appeal...
  • Polish Polar Bear Club....

    01/21/2012 6:16:00 PM PST · by Doogle · 8 replies
    YT ^ | 11/15/2008 | YT
    Hobbies...yeah,it's been around a while. I don't understand Polish, but the woman's statement and encouragement included the word "quick"....mmmm, not so good....
  • Chicken jerky treats sicken 353 dogs, owners report

    12/28/2011 4:18:34 PM PST · by ColdOne · 91 replies ^ | 12/28/11 | JoNel Aleccia
    Reports of illnesses in dogs given chicken jerky treats have spiked dramatically following a new government warning about pet snacThe federal Food and Drug Administration has logged at least 353 reports this year of illnesses tied to imported chicken jerky products, also sold as chicken tenders, chicken strips or chicken treats, a spokeswoman said. Thatís up from 70 reports of illnesses -- and some deaths -- received in 2011 before the Center for Veterinary Medicine issued an updated warning on Nov. 18. Dog owners and veterinarians are reporting that animals have been stricken with a range of symptoms within hours...
  • Shark upstages surfer at competition

    11/11/2011 1:02:11 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 9 replies ^ | 11-11-11 | CleanTV
    It was the first time the competition was conducted in San Francisco and there was bone-chilling water temperatures along with the usual Bay area wind. But just as surfer Dusty Payne of Hawaii braved the cold to ride a wave, a SHARK (flash scary shark with loud music or sound effect) appeared in the water and SCARED THE DAYLIGHTS out of Dusy who described the sight as quote, "the biggest fin I've ever seen in my life coming at me. I've seen dolphins and it wasn't a dolphin." unquote. So, not only did Dusty lose it, but he also lost...
  • ĎAtheism is cool,í says Archbishop of Canterbury (why church finds it hard to convey its message)

    09/28/2011 1:36:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/28/2011 | Hemant Mehta
    Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams thinks ďatheism is coolĒ and thatís made it difficult for his church to convey its message. Well, heís right that thereís been a recent surge in the popularity of atheism, but thatís not the reason the church isnít growing. Think back to the ďcoolĒ people you know in high school. They were the ones willing to say what no one else was saying, the people who always maintained a certain level of confidence, the people who didnít care what you thought because it just didnít matter. Thatís the position a lot of young atheists are...
  • EPA Declares Hay a Pollutant in Effort to Antagonize Small and Mid-Sized U.S. Cattle Feeders

    09/06/2011 12:22:38 PM PDT · by grandpa jones · 59 replies
    R-Calf USA ^ | 9-1-11 | staff
    September 1, 2011 Billings, Mont. Ė During his presentation on the status of the nationís new country-of-origin labeling (COOL) law, and on behalf of the R-CALF USA COOL Committee, R-CALF USA member and Kansas cattle feeder Mike Callicrate was asked a non-COOL question that set convention goers on their heels during the 12th Annual R-CALF USA Convention held August 26-27 in Rapid City, S.D. ďHas the Environmental Protection Agency declared hay a pollutant?Ē an audience member asked. Callicrate responded affirmatively and explained that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently initiated a formal enforcement action against his Kansas feedlot for, among...
  • Durham teen discovers piece of shuttle history [Found piece of Apollo 16]

    07/09/2011 9:06:13 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 50 replies
    NBC, Channel 17 ^ | Saturday, July 9, 2011 | Penn Holderness
    ROUGEMONT, N.C. -- I have to admit -- I am a space nerd. I've watched "Apollo 13" about 60 times, and "From the Earth to the Moon" about six times. When I worked the AM shift at NBC-17 and I needed a book to put me to sleep at 7 p.m., I found an old textbook at a used bookstore near N.C. State called "The Science of Spaceflight." Boring as heck, but now I know what a Hohmann transfer is, and I can tell you how they mix propulsion elements to send rockets a million miles. Like everyone else, it...
  • Axelrod Assures Admirers: "It's Cool To Be An Obama Supporter"

    06/20/2011 1:37:44 PM PDT · by hope_dies_last · 24 replies ^ | 06-19-2011 | CNN
    "I find it as cool to be an Obama supporter. Having sat with him for two years is the White House and watched him -- watching him work through some very difficult things with a lot of intelligence and grace, equilibrium. I, I have great admiration for him," Obama's chief campaign strategist told CNN. "The people who were participating in the campaign in 2008 weren't involved n some sort of cult of personality. It wasn't just about Barack Obama, it was the country and they cared deeply about this country," Axelrod said in his answer a question about how to...
  • Axelrod Assures Admirers: "It's Cool To Be An Obama Supporter" (Beyond HURL Alert)

    06/20/2011 6:44:25 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 19 replies ^ | June 19, 2011 |
    "I find it as cool to be an Obama supporter. Having sat with him for two years is the White House and watched him -- watching him work through some very difficult things with a lot of intelligence and grace, equilibrium. I, I have great admiration for him," Obama's chief campaign strategist told CNN. "The people who were participating in the campaign in 2008 weren't involved n some sort of cult of personality. It wasn't just about Barack Obama, it was the country and they cared deeply about this country," Axelrod said in his answer a question about how to...
  • WTO backs Mexico, Canada over U.S. meat labels: sources

    05/27/2011 9:41:30 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 26, 2011 | Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck
    GENEVA - The World Trade Organization has ruled against some U.S. labeling regulations for meat sold in supermarkets, saying they discriminate against foreign suppliers, people close to the case said on Thursday. The confidential interim ruling, if approved later this year, would deal a partial victory to Mexican and Canadian breeders frustrated in their attempts to export to the United States, and opens the way to scores of similar legal challenges, the sources said. A WTO spokesman said the interim report -- expected to be largely unchanged in its final version later this year -- was circulated to the United...

    04/08/2011 7:18:34 PM PDT · by djf · 249 replies
    FBI vault ^ | released Apr, 2011 | The FBI
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation has this last week opened what it calls "the vault", a collection of thousands of documents and memos that have been unclassified. One of those memos confirms the crash at Roswell. It is a PDF file, and the FBI server is running slow, so I will transpose part of it here: ------------------------------------------------------------- The following information was furnished to SA An investigator for the Air Force stated that three so-called flying saucers hed been recovered in New Mexico. They were described as being circular in shape with raised centers, approximately 50 feet in diameter. Each one...
  • Northwestern University class features live sex act (USA heading into the toilet)

    03/04/2011 4:24:03 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 26 replies
    Sex toys take center stage at Northwestern University after a couple demonstrated how an altered electric saw can be used for pleasure. Video at link.
  • Heavy Metal: 12 Million Tons of Chinese Rice Contaminated

    02/27/2011 8:23:18 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 108 replies ^ | 2/23/11
    Ugh. Hong Kong's English daily South China Morning Post has a distinctly unsavory dispatch from the Chinese media this morning: Government scientists have released research that millions of acres of Chinese agricultural land and over 12 million tons of Chinese grain are contaminated by toxic metal pollution, according to this week's edition of the China Economic Weekly, a state-run magazine. Last week, a separate article reported that 10% of Chinese rice contained excess cadmium, a heavy metal known to cause cancer.
  • Klepto Kitty

    02/16/2011 12:53:30 PM PST · by Fawn · 33 replies
    You Tube ---Must Love Cats: Klepto Kitty ^ | Feb 10, 2011 | Animal Planet
    Animal Planet Must Love Cats: Klepto Kitty Dusty
  • Total Gun Porn: Sons of Guns on Discovery Channel (vanity)

    02/03/2011 8:21:23 PM PST · by Free Vulcan · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Discovery channel ^ | 2.3.11 | Me
    Sons of Guns showcases one of America's most skilled and creative gun works, Red Jacket Firearms, and its founder, Will Hayden. While pursuing its bread-and-butter work with customizing and improving AK-47's, the Baton Rouge, Louisiana team delves into the world of historic and classic weapons. See how this amazing group of eclectic gunsmiths build one-of-a-kind custom firearms and other weapons every Wednesday at 9 p.m. E/P starting January 26.
  • Rahm Emanuel knocked off ballot by Appellate Court

    01/24/2011 10:09:04 AM PST · by Piranha · 132 replies
    WLS Radio | 1/24/2011 | self
    I just heard on WLS radio in Chicago that the Illinois Court of Appeals (the second-highest court in the state) overturned the recommendation of the electoral panel and ruled that Rahm Emanuel may NOT be on the ballot for Mayor. They ruled that he did not meet the statutory residence requirement nor did he meet any of the statutory exceptions. Wow.
  • Va Congressman Tom Perriello supporters: socialism is cool

    11/01/2010 6:38:30 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 13 replies
    Americans for Prosperty YouTube Video ^ | 29 October 2010 | Americans for Prosperity Virginia
    Tom Perriello is a first term Democrat representing the 5th district of Virginia, in the central to central-western portion of Virginia. He is an Obama supporting liberal Democrat..... The YouTube footage shows Americans For Prosperity backers trying to hand out "Socialism Isn't Cool" bumper stickers to Perriello supporters waiting in line at a Perriello rally in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia..... Of note here in the YouTube video are the remarks made by the middle class, educated, politically astute and fashionably left wing rally-goers in central Virginia. (The University of Virginia is located in Charlottesville. The outdoor downtown mall area where this...
  • Boom On 9/11/2010 In the North GA Mountains

    The Rev. Terry Jones caved. We did not. Here's what happens when one pound of Tannerite meets the Quran. One shot from an AR15 sends this hate manual straight to Allah. After the smoke cleared, we celebrated by eating a delicious pulled pork BBQ sandwich. MMMMM PORK. This is how we do it in the hills of North Georgia, USA. Florida, not so much.
  • Cool summer: L.A. sets more low-temperature records

    07/30/2010 9:07:00 AM PDT · by Signalman · 21 replies · 1+ views
    LAT ^ | 7/29/2010 | Shelby Grad
    The unusually cool summer continued in Southern California, where several new record-low temperatures were recorded on Wednesday. The 68-degree low at Los Angeles International Airport broke the old record low for the day, which was 70 degrees in 1991. Santa Barbara (68) and San Luis Obispo (69) broke records as well. The temperature at USC, 75, tied the record low set in 1999. UCLA also set a record, 56 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. While the region saw a heat wave a few weeks ago, temperatures have been gradually going down again as July comes to an end....
  • Working lightsaber Ďthe most dangerous laser ever createdí

    06/17/2010 1:28:59 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies · 1,118+ views
    National Post ^ | 6-16-2010 | Victoria Wells
    Star Wars fans rejoice: someone has finally succeeded in creating a working lightsaber. And it can be yours for only US$197.97. Hong Kong company Wicked Lasers has manufactured ďthe most dangerous laser ever created,Ē a lightsaber with a blue beam that can burn retinas and set skin on fire. The Spyder III Pro Arctic features a 1 watt laser the company warns is the most powerful portable laser available. The beam is a thousand times more powerful than sunlight on skin and the manufacturer warns it could cause cancer. Itís definitely not something you want to give to your seven-year-old...
  • Just a Cool Photo

    05/29/2010 7:18:45 PM PDT · by Dooderbutt · 104 replies · 2,530+ views
    Me ^ | Today | Me
    I found a little white moth in my front yard, and he seemed to like my finger - I took this photo
  • Clearly Something Impressive (Transparent Digital Keyboard)

    03/02/2010 10:42:21 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 35 replies · 5,858+ views
    Computer User ^ | 27 February 2010 10:44 | Alice Winters
    When it comes to computer technology, thin is always in. Itís indisputable that the thinner, lighter, clearer, the better when dealing with the latest computer gadget. This keyboard is the epitome of the high standards expected of the technological version of the fashion industry. Itís based on image as well, that is, image recognition technology.
  • Caption Time: Too Cool Fool!

    01/30/2010 2:25:54 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 24 replies · 1,203+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | Jan 30 2010 | Sel
  • Sarkozy cool on relationship with Obama

    12/28/2009 11:35:55 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies · 1,083+ views ^ | 12/28/09 | Ben Hall
    Nicolas Sarkozy, the most pro-American president of France for half a century, has gone cold on Barack Obama, the most popular American leader in France in generations. A year ago Mr Sarkozy was engaged in a tussle among European leaders anxious to be the first to secure a meeting with the freshly elected Mr Obama. Mr Sarkozy described Mr Obama as ďmy friendĒ after meeting him just once as a senator.