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  • Dolphins save Doberman Pinscher stranded on sandbar

    03/02/2011 1:31:37 PM PST · by Evil Slayer · 174 replies
    My Fox Orlando ^ | 3/2/2011 | Newscore
    A Pennsylvania woman on vacation in Florida took a tip from two dolphins to save a lost Doberman Pinscher that got stranded on a sandbar. When Audrey D'Alessandro and her husband, Sam, walked out of their home on Marco Island, near Naples, Fla., to go fishing, "we saw these two dolphins, and they were splashing and making this big commotion" in a canal behind their vacation home, she said. Although it is not uncommon to see dolphins swimming through the canal on their way to the Gulf of Mexico, Audrey D'Alessandro said that this time, "they were just there, in...
  • FR MASTER PHOTO THREAD OF GULF OIL DISASTER - a community organizer in way over his head

    06/17/2010 3:17:07 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 18 replies · 743+ views
    FReepers, please create a FreeRepublic photo record here of what happens when a community organizer thug is given the most important job in the world. The empty suit, who currently occupies the Oval Office, has no ability whatsoever to lead in a crisis. God help our republic.
  • Bird dog points out loose gator in Ohio

    06/17/2010 12:05:04 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 18 replies · 657+ views
    upi ^ | June 17, 2010
    COLUMBUS, Ohio, - Workers at an Ohio company said a hunting dog spotted a 4-foot alligator near the office and alerted them to its presence. Jeff Tate, who owns Buckeye Caseworks in Columbus, said employee Jeff Colucy was letting his Weimaraner dog , which is trained to spot birds, relieve himself near the building when the canine spotted the reptile, the Columbus Dispatch reported Thursday. "My sales manager was taking his dog out to go to the bathroom, and he went to bring him back in and he was on point -- but not at a bird -- at a...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio Set For J Edgar Hoover Role In Biopic For Eastwood And Grazer

    06/17/2010 1:50:10 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 41 replies · 507+ views
    Deadline.com ^ | 06/17/2010 | NIKKI FINKE AND MIKE FLEMING
    "He going to spread his wings," one of my studio sources tells me now that Leonardo DiCaprio is set to play J Edgar Hoover in the still untitled biopic. Already getting early Oscar buzz for Chris Nolan's Inception, Leo will be directed in the epic FBI drama by Clint Eastwood who's producing with Brian Grazer and Rob Lorenz through Imagine and Malpaso. Scripted by Dustin Lance Black, production begins later this year. The project began at Universal, where Imagine is based, but came together at Warners, where Eastwood's Malpaso has long called home. Imagine had been developing the Dustin Lance...
  • German schoolgirl faces court for drawing rabbit on blackboard

    06/17/2010 6:18:38 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 73 replies · 1,110+ views
    CourierMail ^ | June 17, 2010 | staff reporter
    A GERMAN teacher is suing a student for teasing her about an alleged phobia of rabbits and drawing one on her blackboard. The teacher, named only as Marion V, fled in tears when she saw the chalk drawing at a school in the northern German town of Vechta, De Spiegel reported. Her 16-year-old tormentor had told classmates that Marion V. was terrified of rabbits and would "flip out" is she saw one, according to court documents. The victim, who teaches German and geography, has refused to say whether she is afraid of the animals but is suing the youngster for...
  • Am I the only one seeing very strange FR behavior?

    06/17/2010 7:30:33 AM PDT · by Minn · 44 replies · 1,058+ views
    On the home forum page I see the last comment of each thread, rather than opening of the article. Haven't seen a mention of this anywhere.
  • Famous film of Bigfoot: Big hoax?

    11/21/2008 9:35:31 PM PST · by Son of Bigfoot · 24 replies · 1,261+ views
    A Kalamazoo native's story helps to debunk the myth of Bigfoot tomorrow on TV Land. It was 1967 when costume-maker Philip Morris got an unusual phone call from a guy asking about a gorilla costume. ``We had been advertising our costumes in a lot of trade magazines, so I was used to getting phone calls, but this was different,'' said Morris, whose costume company Morris Costumes in Charlotte, N.C., is one of the largest in the nation. ``The man on the phone, who said his name was Roger Patterson, wanted to buy a gorilla suit and asked if it looked...
  • Thanking Cat

    03/23/2009 10:49:15 AM PDT · by Revski · 10 replies · 540+ views
    YouTube ^ | 3/23/09 | Revski
    This cat animation is created to encourage good, lovely, admirable, thoughts and thinking!
  • Cat predicts owner's emphysema attacks

    01/17/2009 4:49:20 PM PST · by Daffynition · 24 replies · 757+ views
    AP via KGW.com ^ | January 12, 2009 | staff reporter
    ALBANY, Ore. (AP) -- Charles Bennett is convinced Blackie the cat has a sixth sense -- he knows ahead of time when Bennett will wake up gasping for breath. "I've tested this with him, and so I know it's true," said the 72-year-old retired engineering consultant, who suffers with emphysema. It happens too often to be a coincidence, he says. Bennett doesn't know what the cat hears or senses but often between 3 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. he awakens at his Albany home as the former stray licks his forehead. "The first time he did that I sat up, swung...
  • Once retired, Pelosi can drink to enviable portfolio

    06/16/2010 9:59:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies · 732+ views
    washington times ^ | 6/16/10 | By Jim Abrams ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Boehner has stock in BP, other oil companies When her day job as House speaker ends, Nancy Pelosi might one day retire to her vineyard in Napa Valley. Annual financial disclosure reports released Wednesday show that most congressional leaders have built up nice nest eggs, including investments worth millions, to see them through when they finally give up their hold on political power. Mrs. Pelosi can repair to her vineyard in St. Helena, Calif., valued at between $5 million and $25 million, that she owns with her wealthy real estate-magnate husband, Paul. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid could return to...
  • Reptile

    06/16/2010 6:56:56 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 55 replies · 657+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 6/16/2010 | Moneyrunner
    Obama’s speech on Tuesday night was widely disparaged, even by his fan base in the media, MSNBC , where thrills typically run down their legs when he speaks. But the speech is a vivid illustration of Obama’s personality. He’s cold, reptilian. The fact is that he doesn’t give damn about people. He’s in love with idea, concepts, and goals. The people who get hurt as he hurdles in the pursuit of his objectives are collateral damage. They’re expendable, in Lenin’s famous phrase, the eggs you break to make an omelet. The oil gushing into the Gulf from the broken BP...
  • Police seize 100,000 anti-Vladimir Putin books

    06/17/2010 12:32:16 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 398+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 06/16/10
    Police seize 100,000 anti-Vladimir Putin books Russian police seized 100,000 copies of a book critical of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin that activists planned to hand out at the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum. Published: 6:22PM BST 16 Jun 2010 Copies of 'Putin. The Results. 10 Years on', written by opposition politicians Boris Nemtsov and Vladimir Milov were "intended for participants of the forum", starting Thursday, according to Olga Kurnosova, head of the city's branch of the opposition United Civic Front, said. The reasons for the seizure "are not very clear", she said. The book, which has a total print-run of...
  • Bald Head Island bones from 19th Century; possibly slaves

    06/16/2010 5:05:06 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies · 336+ views
    Charlotte NC News 14 ^ | Friday, June 11, 2010 | Julie Fertig
    Archeologists from the Office of State Archeology in Fort Fisher believe remains discovered on Bald Head Island in February belong to three slaves from the Civil War era. Renovations on a golf course turned up the human remains. Initially, archeologists thought they could belong to Confederate soldiers. "The buttons are perfect matches for Civil War period and they were found right in the middle of what was Fort Holmes during the Civil War," explained Nathan Henry, a state archeologist who studies historic artifacts. After carefully examining the artifacts found alongside the remains, Henry determined soldiers would have had more decorated...
  • Proposed cat leash law in Vt. sparks hissing match

    06/16/2010 3:39:53 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 32 replies · 488+ views
    Jun 16 | DAVE GRAM
    BARRE, Vt. (AP) -- A clause in a city law that requires cats to be on leashes has sparked a hissing match among fans of free-roaming felines....
  • Mass. researcher says he has ID'd 7 MIAs from WWII [retired Marine Corps gunnery sergeant]

    06/16/2010 9:18:54 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 2 replies · 236+ views
    hosted ^ | Jun 16 | DAVID DISHNEAU
    SUITLAND, Md. (AP) -- A private researcher who has labored for years to identify the remains of U.S. service members declared missing in action during World War II says he has matched seven MIAs with the remains of unknowns and he expects to match as many as 19 more within a week......
  • Air Force test-launches missile from California

    06/16/2010 9:39:25 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 16 replies · 323+ views
    hosted ^ | Jun 16
    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) -- The Air Force has test-launched a Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile from California. The ICBM lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 3:01 a.m. Wednesday.....
  • Strange Carvings Discovered In Amazon Jungle Using Google Earth

    06/16/2010 3:39:07 AM PDT · by Fred Nerks · 34 replies · 1,315+ views
    http://www.treasurehuntingnews.com/archaeology/strange-carvings-discovered-in-amazon-jungle-using-go | January 2, 2010 | in Archaeology, Research
    Signs of what could be a previously unknown ancient civilisation are emerging from beneath the felled trees of the Amazon. Some 260 giant avenues, ditches and enclosures have been spotted from the air in a region straddling Brazil’s border with Bolivia. The traditional view is that before the arrival of the Spanish and Portuguese in the 15th century there were no complex societies in the Amazon basin – in contrast to the Andes further west where the Incas built their cities. Now deforestation, increased air travel and google Earth are telling a different story. “It’s never-ending,” says Denise Schaan of...
  • US mulls less jail-like immigrant facilities

    06/16/2010 10:45:07 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 22 replies · 559+ views
    hosted ^ | Jun 16 | MICHELLE ROBERTS
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- In an agreement U.S. immigration officials hope will begin to reshape the entire 30,000-bed detention system, some asylum-seekers and immigrants awaiting deportation proceedings could soon be held in facilities where they can wear their own clothes, participate in movie and bingo nights, eat continental breakfasts, and celebrate holidays with visiting family members.....
  • Word For The Day, Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - guttersnipe

    06/16/2010 6:04:19 AM PDT · by VRWCmember · 127 replies · 562+ views
    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". guttersnipe • \GUTT-er-snype\ • noun 1: a homeless vagabond and especially an outcast boy or girl in the streets of a city 2: a person of the lowest moral or economic station * * Indicates the sense illustrated in the example sentence. Example sentence: "Class is the great British reality, and the more books I wrote the more [Evelyn Waugh] termed me an unregenerable guttersnipe." (Anthony Burgess, The Wilson Quarterly, Spring 1991) Did...
  • Whale poop fights global warming

    06/15/2010 9:13:58 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies · 271+ views
    news.ninemsn.com.au ^ | June 16, 2010
    Southern Ocean sperm whales are an unexpected ally in the fight against global warming, removing the equivalent carbon emissions from 40,000 cars each year in their faeces, a study shows. The cetaceans have been previously seen as climate culprits because they breathe out carbon dioxide (CO2), the most common greenhouse gas. But this is only a part of the picture, according to the paper, published in the British journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. In a heroic calculation, Australian biologists estimated that about 12,000 sperm whales in the Southern Ocean each defecate around 50 tonnes of iron into the...
  • Mushroom Eating Squirrel (Vanity)

    06/15/2010 9:05:22 PM PDT · by plinyelder · 58 replies · 763+ views
    This .. I know is an odd question and I couldn't figure out exactly how or where to post it so-o-o "You Won"! 8) A lot of folks DO look upon squirrels as a pest but I kinda get a kick out of watching them. I have never seen a squirrel eat a back-yard mushroom .. until today! I don't know what kind of mushroom this would be but I guess that it is the typical, growing over buried, dead wood type that grows in forested areas. (my home is in a 'forest') I walked around looking for a 'dead...
  • When To Know You’ve Had Too Much to Drink (Very Funny Video)

    06/15/2010 9:10:57 PM PDT · by Tom Hawks · 9 replies · 577+ views
    Ever see an individual who is so drunk on beer that they cannot even stand up? Maybe you have a close friend or relative who drinks way too much beer, and they don't seem to realize how ridiculous they really look when they are stumbling over their own feet. Or maybe you yourself have been there a time or two and you think it's no big deal. I mean everyone has heard the various jokes about drinking beer; "I don't have a drinking problem. I drink. I get drunk. I fall down. No problem." "Beer is living proof that God loves...
  • 14 arrested during Denver immigration rally

    06/15/2010 6:05:11 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 17 replies · 660+ views
    hosted ^ | Jun 15,
    DENVER (AP) -- Authorities have arrested 14 immigration reform advocates for blocking a road in front of a federal courthouse as a group of about 100 protesters marched in downtown Denver.
  • Rush Limbaugh discusses his wedding and Elton John

    06/15/2010 12:52:28 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 17 replies · 899+ views
    It’s a lengthy clip, but I know you all would love to know more about Rush’s wedding. Also, he turns on the webcam shortly after it starts. Enjoy! AUDIO ~ Rush Limbaugh Show, 6-15-10
  • Kevorkian: “The Single Worst Moment of my Life … Was the Moment I Was Born”

    06/15/2010 3:50:49 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 43 replies · 833+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/15/10 | James Tillman and John Jalsevac
    June 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- "The single worst moment of my life  . . . was the moment I was born." So says Dr. Jack Kevorkian in a recent interview with CNN. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, the journalist conducting the interview, confessed that the remark left him speechless – especially since Kevorkian offered the strange and macabre confession without any provocation or lead-up question. Gutpa writes that, “Throughout the two-and-a-half hour interview, [Kevorkian] fluctuated wildly between being downright combative and hostile to being sweet and fatherly.” The journalist also mentioned Kevorkian’s “crazed rants,” “often about the Ninth Amendment to the Constitution,...
  • Great Conservative Cartoons

    06/15/2010 3:18:12 PM PDT · by nermal1776 · 14 replies · 976+ views
    Various | June 15th, 2010 | Nermal1776
    Hi All! Long time admirer, first time poster. I don't know what the distribution cycle for cartoons is here so please forgive me if you've seen any of these before.
  • Regarding all these cheatin' Algore threads

    06/15/2010 1:12:54 PM PDT · by cll · 10 replies · 807+ views
    http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/posting
  • Shaken, and Not Stirred — But What About the Clathrates? [differences in vodkas explored]

    06/15/2010 7:34:10 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 35 replies · 500+ views
    University of Cincinnati ^ | 6/14/2010 | Dale W. Schaefer
    A UC researcher proposes that taste is in the tongue of the beholder when it comes to vodka. Photos By: Ashley Kempher, photojournalist; video by Jay Yocis University of Cincinnati Professor Dale W. Schaefer, in the Chemical and Materials Engineering Department of UC's College of Engineering and Applied Science, is part of an international team of scientists studying to see if there is a scientific way to measure structure in vodkas. UC collaborated with scientists from Moscow State University. Since vodkas are 60 percent pure water and 40 percent pure ethanol (ethyl alcohol), many people conclude that vodkas are uniformly...
  • Dems see gulf oil crisis as chance for change

    06/15/2010 12:39:45 AM PDT · by Brugmansian · 23 replies · 987+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 15 2010 | Carolyn Lockhead
    The big question for many Democrats tonight is how far President Obama will go in his first Oval Office address to turn the Gulf of Mexico disaster into an opportunity to end the nation's dependence on petroleum. "This is one of those 9/11 opportunities where you can rally the country to move in a different direction," said Lisa Margonelli, energy director of the center-left New America Foundation in Oakland. "It's not simply a case of political repositioning. Obama is going to have to go into the phone booth and become Superman." . . . "Obama should call for a tax...
  • Did Neandertals Think Like Us?

    06/14/2010 7:09:56 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies · 658+ views
    Scientific American ^ | June 2010 | Editors
    For the past two decades archaeologist João Zilhão of the University of Bristol in England has been studying our closest cousins, the Neandertals, who occupied Eurasia for more than 200,000 years before mysteriously disappearing some 28,000 years ago. Experts in this field have long debated just how similar Neandertal cognition was to our own. Occupying center stage in this controversy are a handful of Neandertal sites that contain cultural remains indicative of symbol use -- including jewelry -- a defining element of modern human behavior. Zilhão and others argue that Neandertals invented these symbolic traditions on their own, before anatomically...
  • Once Just a Site With Funny Cat Pictures, and Now a Web Empire (I Can Has Cheezburger?)

    06/14/2010 9:25:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies · 1,801+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 13, 2010 | JENNA WORTHAM
    Three years ago Ben Huh visited a blog devoted to silly cat pictures — and saw vast potential. Mr. Huh, a 32-year-old entrepreneur, first became aware of I Can Has Cheezburger, which pairs photos of cats with quirky captions, after it linked to his own pet blog. His site immediately crumbled under the resulting wave of visitors. Sensing an Internet phenomenon, Mr. Huh solicited financing from investors and forked over $10,000 of his own savings to buy the Web site from the two Hawaiian bloggers who started it. “It was a white-knuckle decision,” he said. “I knew that the first...
  • Bob Etheridge - Chicken

    06/14/2010 3:35:04 PM PDT · by scottfactor · 6 replies · 443+ views
    scottfactor.com ^ | 06/14/2010 | Scott Factor
    As a younger man, a time I often refer to as my “mis-spent youth”, I would be the first to defend my honor, your honor, anybody’s honor….In short, I’d probably fight at the drop of a hat if provoked. Interestingly enough, I was always careful to follow one motto: Don’t mess with me and I’ll not mess with you. It didn’t matter what names you called me, my girl, my Momma, or anyone else. As long as you didn’t touch me, that was OK with me. Basically, you’re freedom of speech stops at the tip of my nose. Although more...
  • UC Irvine Muslim group faces suspension

    06/14/2010 3:40:27 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 9 replies · 367+ views
    hosted ^ | Jun 14 | JACOB ADELMAN
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A University of California, Irvine, disciplinary committee ruled that a Muslim student group should be suspended for at least a year because of a protest that disrupted a talk by Israel's ambassador and led to the arrest of 11 students, according to documents released Monday......
  • Jodie Foster accused of beating up 17-year-old boy

    06/14/2010 4:06:07 PM PDT · by mgstarr · 58 replies · 2,083+ views
    Digital Jurnal ^ | 6/14/10 | Andrew Moran
    Academy-Award winning actress Jodie Foster has been accused of allegedly assaulting a 17-year-old boy after he attempted to take a picture of her at the Grove shopping center in Los Angeles. Actress of such films as “Silence of the Lambs” and “The Inside Man,” Jodie Foster, has been accused of beating up a 17-year-old boy after he went to take a photo of her at the Grove shopping center in Los Angeles, according to All Headline News. The father of the boy explained that his son is a big fan of Foster and wanted to get an up-close photo of...
  • Ex-DOJ Lawyer to Testify on Black Panthers Probe

    06/14/2010 12:22:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies · 425+ views
    Main Justice ^ | June 14, 2010 | Ryan J. Reilly
    The former career Civil Rights Division lawyer who quit the Justice Department after he was denied permission to testify about his work on a controversial voter intimidation case intends to cooperate with a U.S. Commission on Civil Rights probe, Main Justice has learned.J. Christian Adams at a Federalist Society meeting in Washington in November (Photo by Ryan J. Reilly / Main Justice). But it remains unclear what information J. Christian Adams, who left the Justice Department last week, will be allowed to give in response to a commission subpoena, his lawyer acknowledged.“Absent some other resolution, Mr. Adams wants to...
  • Anti-War Kooks Turn On Obama, Chant: “Obama You P--k, You Lied to Us You D--k!” (Video)

    06/14/2010 1:14:45 PM PDT · by Qbert · 48 replies · 1,315+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/14/2010 | Jim Hoft
    Antiwar Marxists from ANSWER Coalition and Code Pink turned on Obama at a rally yesterday. The antiwar kooks chanted: “Obama you pr*ck. You lied to us you d*ck.” (Video)
  • Smart underpants share how you're feeling

    06/13/2010 8:41:33 PM PDT · by shibumi · 34 replies · 799+ views
    CNET ^ | June 12, 2010 | Matt Hickey
    Most people go to great lengths to keep others from knowing what's going on inside their pants. But skivvies that relay data about the wearer could benefit some people--say soldiers. Yes, we're talking about tighty whities that talk.
  • Replacing white rice with brown rice or other whole grains may reduce diabetes risk

    06/14/2010 2:08:58 PM PDT · by decimon · 34 replies · 523+ views
    Harvard School of Public Health ^ | June 14, 2010 | Unknown
    Boston, MA—In a new study, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) have found that eating five or more servings of white rice per week was associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. In contrast, eating two or more servings of brown rice per week was associated with a lower risk of the disease. The researchers estimated that replacing 50 grams of white rice (just one third of a typical daily serving) with the same amount of brown rice would lower risk of type 2 diabetes by 16%. The same replacement with other whole grains, such...
  • Calif. bill would target spouses who hire hit men

    06/14/2010 10:40:39 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 17 replies · 529+ views
    hosted ^ | Jun 14
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The story behind the legislation reads like a movie pitch. The wife of a Southern California police detective, distraught because she had lost custody of her children, tries to hire a hit man from the Vagos motorcycle gang to kill him. Instead, gang members alert police, who disguise themselves as biker thugs and secretly tape a conversation with her.....
  • HAZMAT team finds rotting mayo

    06/14/2010 11:54:56 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 20 replies · 598+ views
    upi. ^ | June 14, 2010
    DESTIN, Fla., - A foul odor that resulted in the closing of a road and the evacuation of some Florida homes turned out to be emanating from a 5-gallon jar of mayonnaise. Destin Fire Control District Fire Chief Kevin Sasser said two people living on Bent Arrow Road called to complain of the smell Tuesday and said the odor left them with trouble breathing and a burning sensation in their eyes, the Northwest Florida Daily News, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., reported Monday. Sasser said the team searched the residence and discovered a "large barrel" left behind by the previous occupants...
  • Pajaro Valley teacher arrested in sex-with-student case (photo is damning)

    06/14/2010 12:29:59 PM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 58 replies · 3,147+ views
    The Californian ^ | 6-14-10 | Mike Hornick
    A Pajaro Valley High School teacher was arrested Wednesday by Watsonville police on suspicion of sexual intercourse with a student and providing him alcohol, officers said Thursday. Tanya Thienngern, 37, surrendered to police a day after an arrest warrant was issued. Since May 10, Watsonville police have been investigating claims that she was involved in a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old male student. Thienngern denies she had a sexual relationship with the student, her Monterey-based attorney Joe Cisneros said. She was booked in Santa Cruz County Jail and released Wednesday on $25,000 bail. A court date was set for June...
  • Patrol: Boy at fault in fatal Disney bicycle crash

    06/14/2010 12:34:43 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 42 replies · 1,698+ views
    hosted ^ | Jun 14
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- Investigators have found that a 9-year-old boy killed in a collision with a Walt Disney World bus while riding his bicycle was "solely responsible" for the accident.
  • Adobe fixes 'critical' Flash flaw

    06/14/2010 7:50:53 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 13 replies · 535+ views
    bbc ^ | 11 June 2010
    Adobe has fixed a "critical" security flaw that had the potential to allow hackers to take control of affected computer systems. The bug was first spotted in early June week following a small number of targeted attacks. The security update is one in a bumper update package that fixes a total of 32 documented vulnerabilities....
  • Boldly going nowhere: Nasa ends plan to put man back on Moon

    06/13/2010 9:18:32 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 109 replies · 1,682+ views
    Times Online ^ | June 14th 2010 | Jacqui Goddard,
    Nasa has begun to wind down construction of the rockets and spacecraft that were to have taken astronauts back to the Moon — effectively dismantling the US human spaceflight programme despite a congressional ban on its doing so. Legislators have accused President Obama’s Administration of contriving to slip the termination of the Constellation programme through the back door to avoid a battle on Capitol Hill. Constellation aimed to build upon what was arguably America’s greatest technological achievement, the first lunar landing of 1969, by launching new expeditions to the Moon and to Mars and worlds beyond. Mr Obama proposed in...
  • South Carolina Pol Questions Dem Senate Candidate's 'Mental Status'

    06/14/2010 1:24:10 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 57 replies · 1,208+ views
    Fox News ^ | 6/14/2010 | Heidi Noonan
    A South Carolina lawmaker suggested that new Democratic Senate nominee Alvin Greene may be intellectually incapable of participating in the general election race. Continues... He can't string a coherent sentence together. Can't form a coherent thought, either. Doesn't understand the issues. Has no idea what he's doing. Didn't have a real job. He was a virtual nobody! But enough about Obama. The world's biggest whiners -- mostly known as "Democrats" -- are whining and complaining that Republicans in South Carolina selected their nominee for them. Alvin Greene is a jobless military veteran who won the nomination handily last Tuesday, with...
  • 12 Year Old Salinas students heckle Tea Party Rally with Teacher approval.

    06/13/2010 9:54:21 PM PDT · by jdick · 59 replies · 2,095+ views
    Youtube ^ | June 13, 2010 | Jackie Dick
    The Tea Party Patriot of Monterey County Minutemen encounter lots of nasty comments....but this is the first time they came from a class of 12 year olds from Salinas visiting Monterey on a field trip to McDonalds.
  • DUmmie FUnnies 06-10-10 (It's not easy being Greene: DUmmies find out more about SC primary winner)

    06/10/2010 9:11:07 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 53 replies · 1,085+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | June 10, 2010 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    The FUnniest race in the country this week was in South Carolina, in the Democrat primary for U.S. Senate. Alvin Greene beat Vic Rawl, to face Republican senator Jim DeMint in the fall. Who is Alvin Greene, you say? I suppose if you don't live in South Carolina, that's understandable. But if you live there, and you're a Democrat voting in your party's primary--well, you'd THINK you'd have a clue who you're voting for. But remember, I said these were DEMOCRATS voting. Let's watch this thing unfold. I'm picking from several Alvin Greene THREADS over at DUmmieland. All I...
  • Marquette Settles with Jilted Lesbian Prof

    06/12/2010 1:22:46 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies · 602+ views
    Life Site News ^ | June 11, 2010 | James Tillman
    MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, June 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- Marquette University has reached an out-of-court settlement with Dr. Jodi O'Brien regarding Marquette President Fr. Robert Wild's decision to rescind a job offer to the openly lesbian O'Brien as dean of Marquette's College of Arts and Sciences. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed. "We have apologized to Dr. O’Brien for the way in which this was handled," Fr. Wild said in an email to the University's faculty, "and for the upset and unwanted attention that we have caused to this outstanding teacher and scholar." As a Marquette University statement has explained, O'Brien's job offer...
  • Japanese Researchers Find Dolphin With 'Remains of Legs'

    11/05/2006 4:12:13 AM PST · by paudio · 46 replies · 4,289+ views
    Fox News & AP ^ | November 04, 2006
    TOKYO — Japanese researchers said Sunday that a bottlenose dolphin captured last month has an extra set of fins that could be the remains of back legs, a discovery that may provide further evidence that ocean-dwelling mammals once lived on land. Fishermen captured the four-finned dolphin off the coast of Wakayama prefecture (state) in western Japan on Oct. 28, and alerted the nearby Taiji Whaling Museum, according to museum director Katsuki Hayashi.
  • Odor Leads Officials to 'Horror House'

    08/16/2007 5:49:14 AM PDT · by libstripper · 13 replies · 944+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 16, 2007 | REBECCA SANTANA,AP
    , New Jersey (Aug. 16) - A rotten odor seeping from a home in an upscale neighborhood led to the discovery of dozens of dogs and cats, many of them dead, inside the feces-ridden mansion, authorities said. "Behind a mansion door there's a horror house," said James Lagrosa, head of the Bergen County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. At least 80 live cats and six dogs were removed Wednesday from the Saddle River house, although one kitten died later, he said. In the garage, authorities found 23 separate plastic bags that contained the remains of dead animals,...