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  • Embryo Ash Becomes Jewelry

    05/05/2017 3:14:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Women of Grace ^ | May 5, 2017 | SBrinkmann
    The dwindling respect for human life reached a new low this week with the announcement that a jewelry company is now fashioning pendants out of the ashes of “leftover” embryos from in vitro fertilization (IVF) clinics.Newsbusters broke this appalling story about an Australian company named Baby Bee Hummingbirds that produces keepsakes for new mothers that contain breastmilk, placentas, teeth, cord stumps, hair, and the ashes of loved ones. The company has now added a new category to the list – “embryo ash.”“It’s special because the embryos often signifying the end of a journey, and we are providing a beautiful...
  • GOP official holds up handcuffs for Clinton during MSNBC interview

    11/03/2016 12:35:14 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/3/2016 | Paulina Firozi
    (Video at link)A state Republican party leader brought a pair of handcuffs to an MSNBC interview Thursday, arguing Hillary Clinton could appear in them on inauguration day. Dallas Woodhouse, executive director of North Carolinas GOP, argued Republicans in his state don't have a "suppression vote problem" but Clintons supporters have a depression problem." "The Democrats have a depression problem. You know why? Its very simple. Their candidate, if elected, could have these on election day," he said, holding up the handcuffs. Hillary Clinton inauguration jewelry, Woodhouse added. Is this the kind of rhetoric you want to be seeing five days...
  • TX: AK-47 Clone Used to Defend Jewelry Store from 4 Armed Attackers

    10/11/2016 4:57:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from khou.com A jewelry store owner used an AK-47 clone to defend his store, employees, and customers from four armed attackers during a dramatic gunfight. The gunfight happened at high noon on three October, 2016. The attackers came in shooting. But surprise and speed were not enough to win the fight against the store owner and employees. From yourhoustonnews.com In a hail of gunfire, Conroe jewelry store owner Jeffery Turner Jr. made the decision to shoot back with his AK-47 rifle at four men who opened fire on his customers and staff during an attempted robbery...
  • Lockheed Martin files patent for a synthetic diamond 3D printer

    08/19/2016 11:02:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    3D Printing Industry ^ | August 19, 2016 | Katie Armstrong
    Lockheed Martin, the aerospace company, have filed a patent for a new kind of 3D printer. The patent, filed on April 4 by inventor David G. Findley, describes a new way of 3D printing which would use a pre-ceramic polymer and nanoparticle filler to create synthetic diamond objects of pretty much any shape you can dream up. [The] method includes depositing alternating layers of a ceramic powder and a pre-ceramic polymer dissolved in a solvent. Each layer of the pre-ceramic polymer is deposited in a shape corresponding to a cross section of an object. The alternating layers of the ceramic...
  • Mossy Oak Camo Rings and Accessories (what real women want /grin)

    12/15/2015 4:34:34 PM PST · by ChildOfThe60s · 16 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12/15/15 | HCom
    It’s not often that we see a company that takes the hunting world by storm, as well as the fashion industry. The Jewelry Source has done just that with their “Made In The USA” Camo wedding rings and accessories. The marriage of Mossy Oak brand Camo and state-of-the-art ring technology have caused outdoor lovers to flock to its online jewelry store in droves. The recent expansion of Mossy Oak Camo Engagement Rings has been met with open arms by couples looking to tie the knot. Offered in all Mossy Oak Camo patterns, the bride and groom can find the camouflage...
  • 'Blue Moon' diamond sells for record $48 mn at auction

    11/12/2015 12:51:43 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 18 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | November 12, 2015
    Tycoon Joseph Lau bought this bauble for his youngest daughter, Josephine, age 7,and promptly renamed the natural 12.03 caret diamond "The Blue Moon of Josephine." Geneva (AFP) - An exceptional 12.03-carat diamond dubbed "Blue Moon" was sold in Geneva for a new world record of 48.6 million Swiss francs ($48.4 million) on Wednesday, auction house Sotheby's said. The vivid diamond, described as flawless by experts, was bought by a private collector from Hong Kong. The record-breaking sale comes a day after rival auction house Christie's sold a rare 16.08-carat pink diamond, the largest of its kind to ever appear at...
  • All signs point to Apple announcing a monster earnings report

    04/27/2015 7:58:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/27/2015 | Jay Yarow
    Apple reports earnings for the quarter that ended in March after the market closes on Monday, April 27. Get ready for another monster report. Analysts are expecting big iPhone sales and think Apple could provide a major update to its cash return program. According to data compiled by Bloomberg, analysts are looking for $56 billion in revenue, which would represent 23% growth. Apple's revenue growth is expected to be driven by strong iPhone sales. Analysts are anticipating that Apple sold 58.1 million units, which would be an impressive 33% increase. If Apple sells 58.1 million iPhones, it will be the...
  • How to Pretend Apple Watch Is a Failure No Matter What

    04/17/2015 9:27:26 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 116 replies
    Mac Observer ^ | Apr 13th, 2015 7:50 PM EDT | Bryan Chaffin
    Apple Watch. Seems like Apple has a hit on its corporate hands. Or a preorder hit. The company sold a million Apple Watches in the first 24 hours—just in the U.S.—according to one piece of analysis. That would make it the most successful new product category launch in Apple's history—so what do you do if you've been talking smack about it for months? If you're Roger Kay, you stuff a straw man full of nonsensical numbers that will allow you to declare the device a failure no matter what. It's a neat trick so long as no one applies a...
  • FBI Investigates after Jewelry Heist at Minn. Rest Stop Nets $500K

    12/09/2014 8:07:59 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    kstp ^ | 12-8-14 | kstp
    The FBI is helping investigate a high-level jewel heist at a southern Minnesota rest stop. Authorities say the theft was done quickly and precisely without weapons, and about $500,000 in jewels was taken. Danny Ranta is the head maintenance worker at the Marion rest stop on Interstate 90 between Eyota and Rochester, and he came into work Monday morning to learn there was a high-end jewelry heist in the parking lot. "Nothing has ever happened here before," he said. The robbery happened just after midnight Monday, the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office said. A man and several of his employees were...
  • State Department: Queen Of Brunei Gave Michelle Obama More Than $70G Worth Of Jewelry In 2013

    11/12/2014 8:20:06 AM PST · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 12, 2014
    The State Department reported Tuesday that the queen of Brunei gave Mrs. Obama jewelry worth $71,468 in 2013. The flower-shaped white gold earrings, ring and necklace were studded with yellow sapphires and diamonds, according to the departments annual accounting of gifts published in the Federal Register. Thats almost seven times more valuable than the most expensive gift received by President Barack Obama, a glass amber-colored sculpture of a falcon on a branch worth $10,400 from Qatars ambassador to the U.S. Not that the president fared poorly. He also received a large Azerbaijani rug with red, white and blue geometric designs...
  • 'King Of Clubs' Being Sheltered By Syrian Army

    05/10/2003 4:23:59 PM PDT · by blam · 28 replies · 585+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-11-2003 | Damien Mcelroy
    'King of clubs' being sheltered by Syrian army By Damien Mcelroy in Damascus (Filed: 11/05/2003) The king of clubs from America's card deck of most wanted Iraqis is being sheltered at a military base in the Syrian capital Damascus, according to a Gulf diplomat. Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, a former vice-president of Iraq and one of Saddam Hussein's closest henchmen, is said to be under the protection of Syria's Republican Guard in the decrepit military base near the airport. He is among thousands of regime figures who are believed to have slipped into Syria before Damascus sealed the border. Izzat had...
  • Dem Senators Small Business Experience Was Co-Running Store that Sold Stolen Goods

    09/19/2014 2:53:00 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 9-18-14 | CJ Ciarmarella
    Throughout her political career, including during her current race against former GOP Sen. Scott Brown, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D., N.H.) has touted her experience as a small business owner. Shaheens small business experience was co-running a store that once sold thousands of dollars-worth of stolen jewelry. As the former owner and manager of a small retail business, Senator Shaheen knows what its like to worry about meeting payroll and inventory costs to keep a business going, the Issues section of her Senate website declares. Her Senate biography also describes her as a former small business owner. This week, the Shaheen...
  • Antioch: Robber slain, customer wounded during jewelry store robbery

    04/12/2014 1:46:06 AM PDT · by csvset · 9 replies
    Inside Bay Area ^ | 04/11/2014 | Katie Nelson and Natalie Neysa Alund
    ANTIOCH -- An Antioch jewelry store owner shot and killed an armed robber Friday afternoon and police said a customer was also shot during the heist, police said. The robbery at the Hardy Nix Jewelry store at 3600 Delta Fair Boulevard shut down a major street as authorities swarmed the surrounding area looking for a second suspect who escaped the store after the 4:27 p.m. robbery. The female customer who was shot was taken to a hospital with a non-life threatening wound, according to Antioch police Lt. Robin Kelley. The woman "just happened to be in the way" as the...
  • 3D printers increasingly moving toward mainstream office adoption

    01/20/2014 7:28:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Media Room ^ | January 20, 2014 | Brian E. Walsh
    Until recently, office technology largely concerned the latest advances in printing technology and other shortcuts in the average workplace environment. However, new shifts in the market have turned in an entirely new direction, with the newest equipment possibly printing much more than just papers. According to CNN, 3D printers are becoming ever-closer to mainstream adoption with rapidly declining costs dovetailing with new and more efficient functions. While recent years have seen the technology suffer occasionally from issues such as limited features and frequent printing failures, new steps taken by development companies are quickly pushing it closer to the open market....
  • MO:Owner with gun stops jewelry store heist

    12/23/2013 7:37:37 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    connectmidmissouri.com ^ | 3 December, 2013 | AP
    ELLISVILLE, MO. (AP) -- Two men are in custody after allegedly trying to rob a St. Louis County jewelry store, only to have the store owner pull out a pistol and shoot at them.
  • Google Wants to Replace All Your Passwords with a Ring

    03/12/2013 1:24:54 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | March 12, 2013 | By Tom Simonite
    The worlds largest search engine is now experimenting with jewelry that would eliminate the need to remember dozens of passwords. As part of research into doing away with typed passwords, Google has built rings that not only adorn a finger but also can be used to log in to a computer or online account. The search and ad company first revealed its plans to put an end to passwords in an academic paper published online in January (see Googles Alternative to the Password). The effort focused on having people plug a small USB key that provides their credentials into a...
  • Tungsten-Filled 10 Oz Gold Bar Found In The Middle Of Manhattan's Jewelry District

    09/18/2012 7:08:59 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 95 replies
    It is one thing for tungsten-filled gold bars to appear in the UK, or in Germany: after all out of sight, and across the Atlantic, certainly must mean out of mind, and out of the safe. However, when a 10 ounce 999.9 gold bar bearing the stamp of the reputable Swiss Produits Artistiques Mtaux Prcieux (PAMP, with owner MTP) and a serial number (serial #038892, likely rehypothecated in at least 10 gold ETFs across the world but that's a different story), mysteriously emerges in the heart of the world's jewerly district located on 47th street in Manhattan, things get real...
  • Teen caught with nipple chain down his pants

    03/21/2012 5:39:41 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 29 replies · 1+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 03/19/2012 | The Local/rm
    A cash-strapped 18-year-old man from northern Sweden was found leaving a sex shop with a nipple chain hidden in his pants after his lack of funds prompted him to pilfer the trinket for his girlfriend. The man took his time browsing around the shop, which is called Ladyland and located in central Sundsvall, in June last year. Store employees recalled him as friendly and chatty, according to local paper Sundsvalls Tidning. However, upon leaving, the 18-year-old set off the store's anti-shoplifting alarm. A search of the man revealed he had pocketed a so called nipple chain, worth some 119 kronor...
  • Is disarming Africans a greater good?

    11/23/2011 5:11:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 22 November, 2011 | David Codrea
    Jewelry Made From AK-47s, for the Greater Good, Lauren Covello of Fox Business News assumes. Shes reporting about Fonderie 47, an organization [that] helps fund the removal of illegal assault rifles in Africa in part by selling high-end, custom jewelry made from AK-47s. That all assault rifles would be deemed illegal by brutal thugs in power goes unchallenged (but lets stay focused on Africa and Ill write about Mayors Against Illegal Guns some other time). Were told a $25,600 ring will enable the destruction of 75 assault rifles; a set of $35,000 cufflinks will lead to the destruction of...
  • Michelle's Fabulous Designer Diamonds: Taxpayer Paid?

    09/22/2011 4:06:55 AM PDT · by Cyclops08 · 36 replies
    CultureMap Houston ^ | 9-21-11 | Shelby Hodge
    Michelle Obama dazzles in New York, wearing diamond bangles by H-Town's Katie Decker That was no ordinary bling on the wrist of First Lady Michelle Obama at the DNC fundraiser in New York Tuesday night. Those fancy diamond cuffs were the creation of 23-year-old Katie Decker, whose namesake jewelry line has been making a serious splash since her graduation from Texas A&M two years ago. --- blah, blah, blah