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  • Cop Saves a Woman’s Life After Choosing to Understand a Dog Instead of Shooting It

    02/22/2015 6:30:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 52 replies
    Free Thought Project ^ | 16 February, 2015 | Matt Agorist
    Germantown, WI — An incredible story from Friday morning starts out with a black lab named John Boy, approaching a police officer.Germantown police officer, Jeff Gonzalez deserves credit for not only refusing to do what so many other cops do when dogs approach them, but actually getting out in the freezing weather to see why this dog was loose.“He stood there and barked a little bit, then I rolled down my window and called to him. Then he wagged his tail and got more friendly until I got out of my car. And then he ran a little bit,” said...
  • Record Low Temperatures Set Friday ( Vermont, NH, NY )

    09/19/2014 5:02:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    In Burlington the temperature reached the freezing mark for the earliest time in the season since 1964 ... A record low was established in Massena, NY for Thursday and Friday ... It means the end of the growing season for 2014 for many
  • Bird Report in Your Area; Sightings, Activity & Survival during Polar Vortex [Vanity]

    01/07/2014 10:48:03 AM PST · by Obama_Is_A_Feminist · 63 replies
    Janurary 7, 2014 | OBAMA_IS_A_FEMINIST
    How are birds in your area dealing with the cold weather? Any sightings or interesting stories worth sharing here? There are reports of Arctic birds coming down into North America, including parts of the United States during this 'polar vortex'.. Any sightings? Some birds flee the cold areas for warmer climates, and some stay and endure it by hiding in sheltered areas such as hollow or thick trees in groups. If you have the means to set food out for birds, finding food is more of a problem for them during cold temperatures than enduring the temperature is.
  • Freezing weather wipes out German flea circus

    03/31/2013 3:40:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies ^ | 3/31/13 | Associated Press
    BERLIN (AP) — An entire troupe of performing fleas has fallen victim to the freezing temperatures currently gripping Germany. Flea circus director Robert Birk says he was shocked to find all of his 300 fleas dead inside their transport box Wednesday morning. The circus immediately scrambled to find and train a new batch ..
  • China chills hit 28-year low, trapping ships in ice

    01/05/2013 8:34:26 PM PST · by cutty · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 5, 2013
    Temperatures in China have plunged to their lowest in almost three decades, cold enough to freeze coastal waters and trap 1,000 ships in ice... Since late November the country has shivered at an average of minus 3.8 degrees Celsius, 1.3 degrees colder than the previous average, and the chilliest in 28 years... Bitter cold has even frozen the sea in Laizhou Bay on the coast of Shandong province in the east, stranding nearly 1,000 ships, the China Daily newspaper reported.
  • RSC offers £1000 for explanation of an unsolved legendary phenomenon

    06/27/2012 12:41:32 AM PDT · by neverdem · 55 replies
    Royal Society of Chemistry ^ | 26 June 2012 | NA
    Why does hot water freeze faster than cold water? It seems a simple enough question - yet it has baffled the best brains for at least 2,300 years. Aristotle agonized over it fruitlessly in the fourth century BCRoger Bacon in the 13th century used it to advocate the scientific method in his book Opus Majus Another Bacon, Francis, wrote in his 1620 Novum Organum, that "slightly tepid water freezes more easily than that which is utterly cold" but could not explain whyDescartes was defeated by it in the 18th century ADEven perplexed 20th and 21st century scientists and intellectuals have swarmed over...
  • (Vanity) Meanwhile...Back at Stinkpotty Park....Protestors ready to Occupy local hospital ERs

    10/29/2011 9:38:33 AM PDT · by DGHoodini · 42 replies · 1+ views
    The Weather Channel | DGHoodini
    ...with great numbers of cases of genital frostbite! >B-}
  • Police Leave Teens Locked in Van For Hours

    03/28/2011 7:50:31 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 40 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Mar 28, 2011 | BRIAN THOMPSON
    Police who busted a Fort Lee, N.J., high school house party over the weekend left a van full of teens locked up and parked outside in the freezing cold for 14 hours without food, water or access to a bathroom. Officials only realized what had happened after a passerby heard screams and banging from the police van where five teens were trapped, NBC New York has learned. "We were cold, dehydrated, hungry," said Tony, 17. "I mean it was the worst thing that ever possibly happened to me." Police raided the house party at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday because of...
  • Freezing Winters In Europe Could Be The Norm

    01/21/2011 7:24:31 PM PST · by Signalman · 42 replies
    IceCap ^ | 1/21/2011 | Oliver LeJeune
    Colder winters could become the norm in Europe over the next 20 to 40 years, US-based forecaster Weather Services International said Tuesday. “We have recently noticed a change in [weather] patterns back to what we had in the 1950s and 1960s in Europe… We’ve had three cold winters in a row in the UK,” WSI's chief meteorologist Todd Crawford told Platts. “We believe there is a strong likelihood that it’s going to hang around for the next 20 to 30 years.” If true, the findings could have important implications for the European energy markets, where demand typically increases during winter...
  • Record Cold across the Northland (Paging Al Gore)

    01/21/2011 8:30:53 AM PST · by milwguy · 27 replies
    northlandnews ^ | 01/21/2011 | nn
    Temperatures have been reported as low as -46 degrees for International Falls beating the previopus record set in 1954 of -41F. A Extreme Cold Warning, Wind Chill Warning and Advisory expire today at 10am. Frostbite times in Duluth have been hovering around 10-15 minutes today with the cold snap. Temperatures this afternoon will be in the negative single digits for Highs. Here are some of this morning's lows collected from the National Weather Service in Duluth, MN
  • Big Chill Heading to SE Texas; Extended Sub-Freezing Conditions

    01/07/2010 6:34:53 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 6 replies · 423+ views ^ | 01/07/2010 | John G. Winder
    An arctic cold front is pushing its way across the U.S. causing freezing rain, snow and extremely low temperatures from the great Northwest to the East Coast and even pushing into the deep South beginning as early as today. Southeast Texas, and the Houston area, will start feeling the freezing temperatures today and the wintry blast will be with us throughout the weekend. The National Weather Service has issued a “Hard Freeze Warning” “A hard freeze warning is in effect for all of Southeast Texas from this evening through Sunday morning.”
  • Six degrees of separation from torture (Cold-water immersion and the CIA)

    08/28/2009 2:13:58 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 2 replies · 503+ views
    Globe & Mail ^ | Thursday, August 27, 2009 | Colin Freeze
    The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency wanted to use cold water to soften up al-Qaeda suspects, so it read tracts by Canadian experts. The research - with titles like Immersion into Cold Water and Survival in Cold Waters - was written with the intent of improving the odds for sailors and fishermen lost at sea. The CIA accessed it to determine how far its agents could go with "high-value detainees" in secret prisons.... "Water dousing is intended to weaken the detainee's overall resistance posture and persuade him to co-operate with interrogators," reads one of the CIA memos justifying the practice. It...
  • Clean-air agency makes burn-ban violators feel heat (Seattle)

    04/13/2009 1:26:44 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 24 replies · 1,559+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 4-13-09 | Susan Kelleher
    Donald Harmon's attempt to save a few bucks on his heating bill could cost him $850 — more than half his monthly Social Security — because he picked the wrong fuel. The 82-year-old retiree was hit with a hefty fine in January for burning wood to take away the chill in his kitchen and the living area in his North Seattle home. The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency had declared a burn ban that day. While Harmon was feeding broken-up pallets into his woodstove, an agency inspector was outside taking notes and photos as the smoke rose from the chimney....
  • Waxman promises quick action on climate

    01/15/2009 8:54:23 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 139 replies · 4,655+ views
    YahooNews ^ | 1/15/09 | Associated Press Writer H. Josef Heber
    California Rep. Henry Waxman said Thursday the environment and U.S. economy depend on congressional action to confront the threat of climate change. Waxman, chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, spoke as he opened Congress' first hearing on climate legislation. A group of 14 corporate
  • DFU CHRISTMAS 2008 YOUTUBE SING-ALONG: We Need a Little Christmas (we need global warming)

    12/24/2008 3:58:31 PM PST · by doug from upland · 4 replies · 382+ views
  • Fruit Cake: Need Some Advice

    01/08/2008 7:18:52 PM PST · by genefromjersey · 50 replies · 776+ views
    01/08/08 | vanity
    I'm (apparently) one of the few people in North America who actually LIKES commercially prepared fruit cake. (Tastes good AND "adds bulk" to diet.) I found a whole tin on sale today and bought it before sanity could set in. Very tasty, but way too much for one person ! Is it possible to freeze portions of standard over-the-counter fruit cakes ? ps: NO. I do NOT want your surplus fruit cakes !!
  • North Koreans Cut Off And Freezing To Death

    01/20/2007 7:09:35 PM PST · by blam · 49 replies · 1,930+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-21-2007 | Sergey Soukhorukov
    North Koreans cut off and freezing to death By Sergey Soukhorukov in Pyongyang, Sunday Telegraph Last Updated: 12:02am GMT 21/01/2007 The men who finally made it into the remote highland village of Koogang were greeted by an eerie silence and a gruesome sight. North Korean villagers search for firewood in the snow Lying among the simple wooden huts and burnt remnants of wooden furniture, they found the bodies of 46 North Korean villagers, including women and children, all of whom had frozen to death. Cut off from the outside world by one of the harshest winters in many years, the...
  • Freezing weather grips much of country's midsection.

    01/13/2007 11:00:02 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 60 replies · 1,901+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | Jan. 13, 2007 | Heather Hollingsworth
    Residents from Texas to Illinois on Saturday braced for yet another wave of a deadly storm that had already coated the region with a layer of freezing rain and sleet, as frigid arctic blasts reached as far as Southern California. More than 125,000 homes and businesses had no electricity Saturday in the St. Louis area, where the storm dumped a mix of snow and ice the day before. In Oklahoma, where the storm had dropped more than a half-an-inch of sleet, some 24,000 homes and businesses were without power Saturday. Sun-loving Southern Californians also got a rare dose of freezing...
  • Autopsy: Diver sank uncontrollably (Coast Guard Diver Update)

    11/22/2006 12:18:02 PM PST · by driftdiver · 50 replies · 2,771+ views
    Associated Press via yahoo ^ | 11/21/2006 | GENE JOHNSON
    One of two Coast Guard divers who mysteriously died during a training dive in the Arctic last summer sank uncontrollably as far as 190 feet below the icy surface and suffocated, according to an autopsy summary obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday. The divers had slipped into a patch of open water near the ship's bow and were planning to dive to a maximum depth of 20 feet, said William Hill Jr., whose daughter Lt. Jessica Hill, along with Boatswain's Mate Steven Duque, died Aug. 17, 500 miles north of Alaska. A support team supposedly held ropes attached to...
  • Kerry: Iraq Election No Big Deal

    01/30/2005 9:31:32 AM PST · by kattracks · 197 replies · 5,709+ views ^ | 1/30/05 | Carl Limbacher
    A bitter-sounding Sen. John Kerry dismissed the historic Iraqi election on Sunday, warning Americans not to "overhype" the watershed event. "No one in the United States should try to overhype this election," Kerry told NBC's "Meet the Press." The failed presidential candidate questioned the historic referendum's legitimacy, saying, "It's hard to say that something is legitimate when a whole portion of the country can't vote and doesn't vote." Kerry also pooh-poohed reports of a surprisingly high 72 percent turnout by Iraqi voters, insisting instead that the election has "gone as expected." Asked if he thought Iraq was now less of...
  • Draining Terror's Financial Swamps

    11/04/2004 2:09:22 PM PST · by forty_years · 795+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | November 4, 2004 | Douglas Farah
    Editor's note: Readers may be interested in two related stories: "Invested in Terrorism" and "BBC: U.S. Damned if it does and damned if it doesn't". -ALJ Douglas Farah uncovered the story of al-Qaeda's involvement in West Africa's diamond smuggling while reporting on Africa for the Washington Post, which he described in Blood from Stones: The Secret Financial Network of Terror (New York: Broadway, 2004). Mr. Farah, now a consultant, freelance writer on terror finance and national security matters, and a senior fellow at the Consortium for the Study of Intelligence, addressed the Middle East Forum in New York City on...
  • Neanderthal Extinction Pieced Together

    01/27/2004 1:31:28 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 87 replies · 8,250+ views
    Discovery Channel ^ | 1/27/04 | Jennifer Viegas
    Jan. 27, 2004 — In a prehistoric battle for survival, Neanderthals had to compete against modern humans and were wiped off the face of the Earth, according to a new study on life in Europe from 60,000 to 25,000 years ago. The findings, compiled by 30 scientists, were based on extensive data from sediment cores, archaeological artifacts such as fossils and tools, radiometric dating, and climate models. The collected information was part of a project known as Stage 3, which refers to the time period analyzed. The number three also seems significant in terms of why the Neanderthals became extinct....
  • Europe freezes in its tracks

    01/30/2004 10:42:42 AM PST · by knighthawk · 9 replies · 606+ views
    News24 ^ | January 31 2004
    Paris - Four people were killed in an avalanche in Poland as snowfall blanketed much of Europe on Thursday, triggering traffic and rail chaos and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights in Britain, Germany and Denmark. Four people were found dead after being caught in an avalanche in Poland's southern Tatra mountains, the Polish news agency PAP reported, citing rescue services. The two men and two women, who set off from a mountain shelter on Wednesday to explore a cave, were swept away by an avalanche 50m wide and 400m long, and fell several hundred metres. In Britain, snow...
  • The Ends Of Life?

    07/30/2002 4:22:29 PM PDT · by NonZeroSum · 21 replies · 295+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | July 30, 2002 | Rand Simberg
    Suppose that a doctor is present at a drowning. The patient isn't breathing and there's no pulse, but she was pulled out only a couple minutes after going under. But instead of issuing CPR and attempting to revive her, he simply declares, "She's dead," and covers her, to be delivered to the morgue. Or what if, when confronted by a patient with a femur shattered by a rifle bullet, instead of performing reconstructive surgery, he simply saws off the leg at the hip, with unwashed hands and, unable to staunch the bleeding, the unfortunate soul exsanguinates on the operating...