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  • Autopsy finds broken bones in Epstein's neck, deepening questions around his death

    08/14/2019 9:18:00 PM PDT · by cba123 · 106 replies
    LMT online ^ | Today | Carol D. Leonnig and Aaron C. Davis, The Washington Post
    An autopsy found that financier Jeffrey Epstein sustained multiple breaks in his neck bones, according to two people familiar with the findings, deepening the mystery about the circumstances around his death. Among the bones broken in Epstein's neck was the hyoid bone, which in men is near the Adam's apple. Such breaks can occur in those who hang themselves, particularly if they are older, according to forensics experts and studies on the subject. But they are more common in victims of homicide by strangulation, the experts said. (please see full article at link)
  • "Lexophile"

    07/15/2019 2:07:52 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 25 replies
    NYT | 7/15/2019 | unknown/multiple
    "Lexophile" describes those that have a love for words, such as "you can tune a piano, but you can't tuna fish", "To write with a broken pencil is pointless." An annual competition is held by the New York Times to see who can create the best original lexophile. This year's submissions: I changed my iPod's name to Titanic. It's syncing now. England has no kidney bank, but it does have a Liverpool. Haunted French pancakes give me the crepes. This girl today said she recognized me from the Vegetarians Club, but I'd swear I've never met herbivore. I know a...
  • New questions about secret Russian submarine's mission before fatal fire (interesting rumor)

    07/10/2019 12:31:29 AM PDT · by cba123 · 39 replies
    Fox News clip ^ | July 5, 2019
    Well this is interesting. Have NO idea if it is true, but it is interesting anyway. This clip raises the question, was there an effort to possibly be accessing global internet cables, under the ocean?
  • Year in Review: 17 campus hate crimes that turned out to be hoaxes in 2017

    06/15/2019 12:34:35 AM PDT · by cba123 · 26 replies
    Over the last year, it seems as if more campus hate crimes turned out to be hoaxes than legitimate acts of hate. Schools tended to be fertile ground for overzealous students looking to prove there is hate where none exists. These 17 examples show 2017 continued to be a year in which hate-crime hoaxes are an epidemic with no end in sight. (Just to note some of these)
  • GPS Flaw: Security Expert Says He Won't Fly April 6

    03/08/2019 7:02:08 PM PST · by cba123 · 83 replies
    Tom's Guide ^ | Paul Wagenseil
    Don't look now, but there's another Y2K-like computer-calendar problem on the way, and this one arrives in just one month: April 6, 2019.
  • Alzheimer’s could be triggered by medical procedures, study suggests

    12/27/2018 5:34:11 AM PST · by cba123 · 20 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 12/13/2018 | Sarah Knapton
    The seeds of Alzheimer’s disease can be transmitted through medical procedures, scientists have found, leading experts to call for the monitoring of blood transfusions from the elderly and those with a family history of dementia. In 2015, researchers at University College London discovered that people who developed Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) following treatments with human growth hormone also showed signs of Alzheimer’s in their brains after death. (Please see full article at link)
  • Russian couple at center of FBI raid in court

    12/18/2018 10:40:03 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 12 replies
    wraltv ^ | 12/18/18 | Amanda Lamb and Natalie Matthews
    Raleigh, N.C. — The couple at the center of an international money laundering and murder-for-hire case appeared in federal court again on Tuesday morning in Raleigh. Investigators say Tanya and Leonid Teyf profited off a $150 million kickback scheme involving a contract with the Russian military and used the proceeds to purchase their multimillion-dollar mansion. Since December 2010, the couple opened at least 70 financial accounts at four different banks, and wire transfers show money coming into the couple’s bank accounts from countries known to launder money, including Belize, the British Virgin Islands, Panama and Seychelles. Investigators said the Teyfs...
  • Facebook access levels. Privacy protections. Just realized something, regarding non-FB apps

    04/11/2018 11:43:02 AM PDT · by cba123 · 20 replies
    I was just watching Mark Zuckerberg talking with a lady from California, at the hearings. I just realized something. He said there are privacy controls, a user can set for their Facebook access. Such as limiting information, just to their friends. That is good, and seems appropriate. But what I hadn't realized until right now, is that if a user signs onto another application, if that other application has more access requested than what the user has specified on Facebook, that the other application will be granted MORE ACCESS TO FACEBOOK INFORMATION than the user has specified as their level...
  • Therapist who advised baby bottle for boy, 9, gets court win

    11/22/2017 10:15:13 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 22, 6:14 PM EST | GILLIAN FLACCUS
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon's appeals court ruled Wednesday that a state board was wrong to permanently revoke the license of a psychologist who told the parents of a 9-year-old boy to bottle feed him chocolate milk, engage him in "tummy time" and isolate him from the family to treat what they said were troublesome behaviors. The treatment plan was intended to encourage bonding with the father, who reported that the boy's birth mother had abused methamphetamine during her pregnancy and was emotionally unstable. The boy was living with the father and stepmother, a woman who refused to hug him...
  • Information you might never need.

    07/04/2017 6:39:38 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 13 replies
    friends' emails | 7/4/2017 | unknown
    JUST PLAIN NEAT INFORMATION… The moon moves about two inches away from the Earth each year. Glass takes one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times! Gold is the only metal that doesn't rust, even if it's buried in the ground for thousands of years. Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end. If you stop getting thirsty , you need to drink more water. When a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off. Zero is the only...
  • Flags of the 50 States

    05/29/2017 7:51:49 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 22 replies
    netstate ^ | 5/29/2017 | self
    The new State flag design was similar to the 1894 design except that the canton corner color was changed from red to blue and the representation of the Confederate Battle Flag was replaced with 19 small white stars surrounding one large white star. The 19 small stars represented the number of states that were already part of the Union when Mississippi joined in 1817. The large white five-pointed star in the center represented the State of Mississippi. When all the votes were counted the message was clear. The 107 year old Mississippi State Flag would continue to fly over the...
  • Washington state elector says he won't vote for Clinton

    11/04/2016 3:57:43 PM PDT · by onona · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Today | MARY CLARE JALONICK
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic elector in Washington state said Friday he won't vote for Hillary Clinton even if she wins the popular vote in his state on Election Day, adding a degree of suspense when the Electoral College affirms the election results next month.
  • Watch a robot sew a shirt from start to finish

    10/20/2016 6:03:05 PM PDT · by cba123 · 23 replies
    Sewbo, a robotic sewing arm, is part of an automated system that can manufacture clothing without any human labor.
  • T.A.R.P.

    10/06/2016 7:45:54 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 30 replies
    self ^ | Oct.6, 2016 | HarleyLady27
  • FEMA Contractor Predicts 'Social Unrest' Caused by 395% Food Price Spikes

    06/27/2016 7:42:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies ^ | 6/26/2016 | Nafeez Ahmed
    The US national security industry is planning for the impact of an unprecedented global food crisis lasting as long as a decade, according to reports by a government contractor. The studies published by CNA Corporation in December 2015, unreported until now, describe a detailed simulation of a protracted global food crisis from 2020 to 2030. The simulation, titled ‘Food Chain Reaction’, was a desktop gaming exercise involving the participation of 65 officials from the US, Europe, Africa, India, Brazil, and key multilateral and intergovernmental institutions. The scenario for the ‘Food Chain Reaction’ simulation was created by experts brought in from...
  • TN lawmakers fume over (UT) Sex Week

    04/01/2016 10:37:38 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 29 replies ^ | 4/1/16 | Todd Starnes
    Youngsters at the Volunteer State’s flagship university are about to engage in all sorts of debauchery ranging from lessons on male sexual fluidity to a lecture on “butt stuff” from an amateur porn star. Sex Week at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville kicks off April 4 - five days of depravity that makes Mardi Gras on Bourbon Street look like a Sunday school picnic. Click here to join Todd’s American Dispatch: a must-read for Conservatives! The star of the show is Sophia St. James, a self-described “queer diesel femme.” St. James will be teaching the boys and girls on Rocky Top...
  • Slave photo discovered from Robert E Lee home on Ebay

    10/13/2014 5:56:54 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 130 replies ^ | Oct 12, 2014 | unknown
    An “extremely rare” Civil War-era photograph of the enslaved woman who helped save Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's Virginia home has been obtained by the National Park Service after a volunteer spotted the image on eBay. The previously unknown photograph depicts Selina Gray, the head housekeeper to Lee and his family, along with two girls thought to be her daughters. The photograph was unveiled Thursday at the Arlington House plantation overlooking the nation's capital that was home to Lee and dozens of slaves before the Civil War. An inscription on the back of the image reads "Gen Lees Slaves Arlington...
  • Um, This is IT !

    04/29/2013 6:01:15 AM PDT · by Revski · 25 replies
    Jimmy's Youtube ^ | 4-29-2013 | revski
    Animated video. The voices are grandchildren; Elijah, Megan, Taylor, Jamee and myself.
  • Could Typo Rewrite Caucus Histoy?

    01/05/2012 6:25:43 PM PST · by Catholic Iowan · 1 replies · 2+ views
    KCCI Des Moines CBS affiliate ^ | Jan. 5, 2012 | News Broadcast
    "When Mitt Romney won Iowa by eight votes and I've got a 20-vote discrepancy here, that right there says Rick Santorum won Iowa," True said. "Not Mitt Romney." True said at his 53-person caucus at the Garrett Memorial Library, Romney received two votes. According to the Iowa Republican Party's website, True's precinct cast 22 votes for Romney. "This is huge," True said. "It essentially changes who won." Read more:

    09/29/2011 7:04:46 AM PDT · by Gargantua · 76 replies
    FaceBook ^ | September 29, 2011 | Gargantua
    Q: Do you believe Sarah Palin is qualified to serve as President if she were to run and get elected? Yes : 66.38% Q : How would you describe the media's treatment of Sarah Palin? Biased against her : 66.96% Q : How often do you agree with Sarah Palin's opinion on key political issues? Very often : 61.75% Q : Is your overall opinion of Sarah Palin favorable or unfavorable? Favorable : 68.74% Q : Will you vote for Sarah Palin if she runs for president in 2012? Yes : 56.59% Q : Do you believe Sarah Palin could...