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  • Ben Affleck and Jamie Foxx tank at movies. (Vanity, My title)

    01/13/2017 5:48:04 PM PST · by Enterprise · 42 replies ^ | JANUARY 13, 2017 | Dave McNary
    Actual Title: Box Office: ‘Hidden Figures’ Soars (Again) as Ben Affleck’s ‘Live by Night,’ ‘Monster Trucks’ Tank
  • The developing world wants natural gas and electricity, Hillary Clinton sends cookstoves

    03/28/2016 5:48:16 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/28/16 | Marita Noon
    While at best, Clinton’s clean cookstove campaign seems slimy, and may be illegal, one might cast a blind eye if the program achieved its aggrandizing goals. Hillary Clinton’s “trustworthiness” problem is fed by a long history of “varying credibility,” as a recent Politico story delineated, including cattle-futures trading, law firm billing records, muddled sniper fire recollections and e-mail use. While providing pertinent points, the Politico list is just a sampling. One missing item on the “mistrust” litany is a project she reportedly cooked up as Secretary of State, but that was shaped by her family foundation. State Department staff sent...
  • Google's new Pixel phones come with Android 7.1 Nougat

    10/04/2016 1:19:06 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies ^ | Oct 4, 2016, 10:34a | Dan Seifert
    James Bareham / The Verge Google has announced Android 7.1 Nougat, which adds a number of features to Android 7.0 that launched earlier this year. Android 7.1 brings new features to all devices, but it also includes a number of special things that are exclusive to Google's new lineup of Pixel phones.The Pixel phones will have Google's new launcher, Google Assistant, a phone and chat tech support service, unlimited, original-quality backup for photo and video to Google Photos, and a new Smart Storage feature that automatically removes backed up photos and video when the phone's storage is full. They...
  • Google Unveils a New Smartphone Line Called Pixel

    10/04/2016 11:14:39 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 7 replies
    ap technology ^ | Oct 4, 2016 | brandon bailey
    Google launched an aggressive challenge to Apple and Samsung on Tuesday, introducing its own new line of smartphones called Pixel, which are designed to showcase a digital helper the company calls "Google Assistant." The new phones represent a big new push by Google to sell its own consumer devices, instead of largely just supplying software for other manufacturers. At a starting price of $649, the new phones are aimed at the same markets as Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy flagship phones. Google executives touted features such as a powerful camera and long-lasting battery during a product event Tuesday, where they...

    06/29/2016 10:29:01 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 16 replies ^ | June 29, 2016 | By Graham Cluley
    Apple started selling the Apple iPhone nine years ago today. Here is what Apple's press release had to say: iPhone introduces an entirely new user interface based on a revolutionary multi-touch display and pioneering new software that allows users to control iPhone with just a tap, flick or pinch of their fingers. iPhone combines three products into one small and lightweight handheld device - a revolutionary mobile phone, a widescreen iPod, and the Internet in your pocket with best-ever applications on a mobile phone for email, web browsing and maps. iPhone ushers in an era of software power and sophistication...
  • Wood-fired pizza is bad for the environment, according to science

    06/22/2016 10:01:56 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 77 replies
    Wood-fired pizza is bad for the environment, according to science erwrer43535dfs34.jpg Is Brazil's love of authentic wood-fired pizza wrecking havoc on the environment? (iStock) If you love wood-fired pizza or wood-smoked barbecue, then go outside right now and peel that “Go Green” bumper sticker off your Prius. Science says your favorite foods may be major causes of environment pollution. A study conducted by 10 air pollution experts from seven universities has found that burning wood to cook your trendy kale-and-feta pie or your old-fashioned Texas brisket is polluting the air we breathe. The collaborative study, whose findings have been published...
  • Icahn Enterprises on the edge of junk, S&P warns

    02/20/2016 10:06:05 PM PST · by TBP · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 19, 2016 | 10:45pm | Josh Kosman
    Billionaire Carl Icahn, who last year produced a video warning of the “danger ahead” for the US economy, may need to focus on fixing his own publicly listed company. Standard & Poor’s warned Friday that the activist investor’s $6.3 billion holding company was in danger of being downgraded to junk after taking a big hit on energy and commodity bets. The credit ratings firm placed Icahn Enterprises on watch with “negative implications,” adding there is “at least a one-in-two likelihood that we may lower the ratings within the next 90 days.”
  • Hedge Funds Pulled Short Oil Positions Just Before Rebound: Bloomberg

    01/26/2016 11:49:37 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    barrons ^ | 1-25-2016 | Teresa Rivas
    Computer automated hedge fund strategies weren't the only winners amid recent volatility. Hedge funds also appear to have timed oil’s recent slump and rebound. That's according to Bloomberg's Moming Zhou, who reports  that hedge fund significantly curbed their bearish positions in crude oil just after it fell to a 12-year low last week -- and then rebounded in its biggest jump since 2008. While oil had a brutal start to 2016 after a disappointing 2015 showing, many are coming around to the idea of a recovery in prices, as Citi argued it could be the trade of the year, some...
  • Apple: We are on pace to beat last year's iPhone first-weekend record

    09/14/2015 12:22:23 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 82 replies
    CNBC ^ | CNB staff
    Apple on Monday said it's on pace to beat last year's iPhone first-weekend record, and the stock opened higher on the news. "Customer response to iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus has been extremely positive and preorders this weekend were very strong around the world," the company said in a statement. "We are on pace to beat last year's 10 million unit first-weekend record when the new iPhones go on sale Sept. 25." According to an iPhone Inventory blog which tracks the back-order status of the various iPhone models, the wait time for the big-screen iPhone 6S Plus in China...
  • 18k Gold Apple Watch Edition In The Real World & Its Predecessors

    08/08/2015 3:47:11 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 16 replies
    A Blog to Watch ^ | AUGUST 8, 2015 | BY ARIEL ADAMS
    The Apple Watch Edition is Apple's 18k gold version of the Apple Watch, and I had an interesting opportunity to wear one for review, think a whole lot about it, and then take it to the heart of Swiss watchmaking country to see what the locals felt about it.I’ve written a lot about the Apple Watch because, frankly, I think there is a lot to say. This product is a mixture of luxury watch universe elements and wearable technology concepts. Together, this makes for a unique item that also happens to have a unique wearing experience. My goal is to...
  • Collapse: Moody’s downgrades Chicago’s credit to junk status as pension reform fails

    05/13/2015 10:14:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/13/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Over the weekend we talked about the Illinois state supreme court decision which effectively terminated any effort to reform the state’s collapsing public worker union pension system and how it was endangering the future stability of the Land of Lincoln. The city of Chicago has the exact same problems, though on a more localized level. With debts in the hundreds of billions of dollars and tax rates which are already driving away businesses and residents alike, the iron grip of the unions on not just the legislature, but the state constitution itself is turning into an albatross around the...
  • Chicago credit rating plummets to junk status following pension ruling

    05/12/2015 4:07:05 PM PDT · by NRx · 30 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 05-12-2015 | Hal Dardick
    A major rating agency downgraded the city of Chicago's creditworthiness two notches to junk status, a move likely to increase the city's borrowing costs and make investors skittish as the financial world reacts to last week's Illinois Supreme Court ruling that bodes ill for city efforts to resolve its massive pension fund shortfall. Moody's Investors Service downgraded the city's debt rating on bond issues backed by property, sales and fuel tax revenue to Ba1, one notch below investment grade, from Baa2, specifically citing last week's Supreme Court ruling on an attempt to cut state pension costs. Moody's calls the Ba1...
  • The melting of Antarctica just got worse, study finds.

    03/17/2015 12:27:53 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 104 replies
    Washington ComPost ^ | 3/16/2015 | Chris Mooney
    A hundred years from now, humans may remember 2014 as the year that we first learned that we may have irreversibly destabilized the great ice sheet of West Antarctica, and thus set in motion more than 10 feet of sea level rise. Meanwhile, 2015 could be the year of the double whammy — when we learned the same about one gigantic glacier of East Antarctica, which could set in motion roughly the same amount all over again. Northern hemisphere residents and Americans in particular should take note — when the bottom of the world loses vast amounts of ice, those...
  • Freeper Warning: Avoid Cobra Firearms

    03/14/2015 5:24:28 PM PDT · by DonPaulJonesII · 74 replies
    DonPaulJonesII | 03/14/2015 | DonPaulJonesII
    Freepers, please accept this as a warning to avoid purchasing firearms manufactured by Cobra Enterprises of Salt Lake City UT. I will summarize my experience in the hopes that you will not repeat my experience. In early February 2015 I purchased a Cobra Enterprises Big Bore derringer (CB9) in 9mm. After completing the purchase through my favorite FFL dealer I took my new pistol home only to discover that once loaded the barrels would not lock into firing position. Unable to trouble shoot the problem myself I had to spend $68 to send the pistol back to Cobra Enterprises for...
  • Inside MSNBC’s Impending Shakeup: Cancellations, Reboots and Chief Phil Griffin

    02/05/2015 4:10:34 AM PST · by Enterprise · 18 replies ^ | February 5, 2015 | Jordan Chariton
    When President Obama was reelected in 2012, MSNBC was “leaning forward” and smiling wide as Obama 2.0 propelled it to record ratings and a firm grasp on the No. 2 spot in cable news. Over two years later, the network has fallen backwards. January ratings revealed double-digit declines compared with January, 2014 in all ratings measurements. During the day, MSNBC was down 20 percent in viewers and 37 percent in the advertising-coveted 25-54 demo. In primetime, it fell 23 percent in viewers and 39 percent in demo.
  • LA Author/Comedian Evan Sayet Offers Special Rates For Southern Tour

    11/20/2014 7:21:16 PM PST · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 5 replies ^ | Nov. 20, 2014 | Melissa Praetonitis
    L.A. comedian and Kindergarten of Eden author Evan Sayet has announced a speaking tour of the Southern states as he prepares for his appearance at CPAC 2015 in late February. Organizations interested in taking advantage of his plans to drive across the country are encouraged to contact him at to enjoy a world class speaker at substantially reduced speaking fees. Learn more about him at Writing on his Public Facebook page, Sayet said, "Looking to go on the road soon. Starting right after the New Year and just getting in the car and driving east on a southern...
  • Moody's pushes Puerto Rico debt deep into junk status

    07/01/2014 2:58:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    AFP ^ | 01 July 2014
    Ratings company Moody's on Tuesday slashed Puerto Rico's debt rating by three notches into even deeper junk status after the US territory passed a debt-restructuring law. Moody's Investors Service cut the rating to "B2" from "Ba2" and said the outlook was negative, indicating further downgrades were possible. Now dubbed the "Greece of the Caribbean," the archipelago is, like Greece, reeling under massive debt. Over the past decade, the commonwealth's debt has doubled to nearly $70 billion and investors are growing increasingly worried the government is running out of cash. In a bid for debt relief, the Puerto Rican authorities recently...
  • Mob kills man for 'stealing genitals' in Burkina Faso

    05/23/2014 4:34:18 AM PDT · by csvset · 49 replies
    France24 ^ | 22/05/2014 | Yameogo Baggio
    A man was killed by a mob Monday in Koudougou, a town in central Burkina Faso, after being accused of making another man’s penis “disappear”. It was not an isolated incident: there has been an increase in the number of these strange accusations being made in recent weeks.This lynching took place in the 10th district of Koudougou, in the city’s west. It all started with a fight at a restaurant between two men: one accused the other of having cast a spell on him simply by touching him. The first man, a local mechanic, claimed that his penis had been...
  • 'Junk' DNA Keeps Your Heart Beating

    05/21/2014 12:14:14 PM PDT · by fishtank · 21 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 5-21-2014 | Jeffrey Tomkins PhD
    'Junk' DNA Keeps Your Heart Beating by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. * A new research study has shown that large regions of the human genome, once thought to be useless junk, work to keep your heart functioning properly.1 When these areas of the genome malfunction, cardiovascular failure is often outcome, showing the importance of every piece of God's handiwork. The human genome is composed of more than just DNA sequences that produce proteins. In fact, only about 2% to 3% of the genome directly encodes information specifying the sequence of proteins. Despite this small percentage, about 80 to 90% of the...
  • Late Brooklyn Artist’s Mystery Solved

    04/16/2014 2:38:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, April 15, 2014 | Doyle Murphy
    Marty Resnick installed his sculpture on the grounds of Kingsborough Community College before moving in 1975 to live off the land in Southeast Ohio. The origins of the scrap metal artwork puzzled faculty members for decades.Friends of an enigmatic artist have solved a Manhattan Beach whodunit that has stumped locals for four decades. A rusting sculpture on the campus of Kingsborough Community College has puzzled faculty members who long ago had lost the identity of its creator — if they had it to begin with. “When they were doing the inventory they had no record of the sculpture,” Kingsborough Art...
  • Apple security flaw could let hackers beat encryption

    02/22/2014 10:33:57 AM PST · by for-q-clinton · 22 replies
    CNBC ^ | 22 Feb 2014 | Yasuyoshi Chiba
    A major flaw in Apple Inc software for mobile devices could allow hackers to intercept email and other communications that are meant to be encrypted, the company said on Friday, and experts said Mac computers were even more exposed. If attackers have access to a mobile user's network, such as by sharing the same unsecured wireless service offered by a restaurant, they could see or alter exchanges between the user and protected sites such as Gmail and Facebook. Governments with access to telecom carrier data could do the same. ... "It's as bad as you could imagine, that's all I...
  • Michelle Obama’s America: Schools now rely on junk food sales to make ends meet

    07/18/2013 8:58:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/18/13 | Eric Owens
    The Michelle Obama-backed Healthy and Hunger Free Kids Act and its restrictive regulations mandating the number of calories and nutrients in every kid’s meal have caused school districts to lose money due to a huge drop in school lunch sales. While a few school districts are opting out of the program altogether, others have been subsidizing their operating losses with increased sales of fatty, sugary, calorie-laden junk food. The Daily Caller is not making this up. The Poughkeepsie Journal reports on the many ways that the ironclad law of unintended consequences is playing havoc with the National School Lunch Program...
  • Dennis Rodman wants a Nobel Peace Prize for his NBA diplomacy

    07/03/2013 10:33:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, July 2, 2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    Dennis Rodman wants a Nobel Peace Prize for his NBA diplomacy Dennis Rodman sat down with Sports Illustrated’s Franz Lidz to talk about his controversial trip to North Korea, saying that his efforts in world diplomacy should be enough to earn him a Nobel Peace Prize. “My mission is to break the ice between hostile countries,” he said. “Why it’s been left to me to smooth things over, I don’t know. Dennis Rodman, of all people. Keeping us safe is really not my job; it’s the black guy’s [Obama’s] job. But I’ll tell you this: If I don’t finish in...
  • HR965 To prohibit the possession or transfer of junk guns, also known as Saturday Night Specials.

    03/29/2013 4:05:27 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 30 replies ^ | March 5, 2013 | Mr. GUTIERREZ
    ‘(36)(A) The term ‘junk gun’ means-- ‘(i) a handgun that is not a sporting handgun; and
  • Stalled Out on Tesla’s Electric Highway (Great Article)

    02/10/2013 7:40:17 AM PST · by BobL · 84 replies
    New York Times ^ | Feb 10, 2013 | John Broder
    Washington — Having established a fast-charging foothold in California for its electric cars, Tesla Motors has brought its formula east, opening two ultrafast charging stations in December that would, in theory, allow a speedy electric-car road trip between here and Boston. But as I discovered on a recent test drive of the company’s high-performance Model S sedan, theory can be trumped by reality, especially when Northeast temperatures plunge
  • How should I sell an old pick-up?

    01/28/2013 7:03:40 PM PST · by McGarrett · 43 replies
    01/28/2013 | Mcgarrett
    I have a pair of old 50's era Dodge pick-ups that have been sitting in the woods since the 1960's. Is it worth my while to try to sell them to someone who restores old vehicles, or just sell them to the junk yard?
  • Are Emails From Americans For Prosperity Junk?

    08/29/2012 10:44:06 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 4 replies
    Microsoft Junk Email Filter | Now | Me
    My Outlook junk-email option is set to low (filter only the most obvious junk e-mail). Why are Americans For Prosperity emails (I subscribed to) being sent to my junk folder? Anyone else experiencing this? Emails are coming from the domain which is not specifically blocked in my junk email settings.
  • Obama's Secret Agent Codename

    03/21/2012 1:16:08 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 12 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-21-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Found this on Facebook...filing it under "I wish I thought of this!"
  • World's WORST Potato Chips...

    03/15/2012 7:58:47 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 64 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | March 15, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Answer to a question nobody (ever) asked MEGA-Burger! Octopus- those ought to stay-down well after a long night's drinking aka 'Louisiana Road-Kill' Can't I just get my hotdog next to the chips-like in the picture? Kiwi-flavored... why And do my fellow Yanks know what HAGGIS consists of...?(hint: makes Tijuana street-purchased chorizo look like prime rib) More at Reaganite Republican The Belfast Telegraph   Esquire   CinemaSnacksUK   Ultragross blog   h/t Roberto
  • Time to Play FIND THE CAT

    02/15/2012 1:14:14 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 25 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | February 15, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    It's there... trust me!
  • Madonna’s Superbowl Halftime Show: A Celebration of the Grand Priestess of the Music Industry

    02/07/2012 12:44:39 AM PST · by hope · 84 replies · 1+ views
    When I learned that Madonna – aka the Grand Priestess of the music industry – would be performing at the Superbowl halftime show, I thought: “This should be interesting”. And it was. While most were amazed by a woman in her fifties dancing around with LMFAO and others were annoyed at her lip-syncing, I was interested with something else: the flurry of symbolism flashed to billions of viewers worldwide. While most considered Madonna’s performance as an entertaining interlude to the most important football game of the year, those blessed with symbol-literacy will probably agree with the following statement: Madonna’s halftime...
  • Greece examining ‘free’ US tank offer

    12/07/2011 10:09:10 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 29 replies
    Greece examining ‘free’ US tank offer ATHENS — Cash-strapped Greece is considering a free offer of hundreds of redundant M1A1 Abrams tanks extended by the US government, the Greek army said on Wednesday. “This is a free offer,” army spokesman Yiannis Sifakis told AFP. “A delegation of officers has travelled to the United States to examine tanks in storage; we are departing on the premise of picking 400 of them,” he said. “The only cost will be that of transport, which is estimated in the region of eight million euros ($11 million),” the spokesman added. Ta Nea daily reported that...
  • Perry, Palin aren't running, just enjoying the ride

    07/03/2011 7:57:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 175 replies
    Beaumont Enterprise ^ | July 3, 2011 | Thomas Taschinger (I bet is a democrat)
    Rick Perry and Sarah Palin aren't stupid, no matter what you might think of them. They are riding a comet, and they are in no hurry to get off. I'm talking about the possibility of running for president. Neither one will probably take the plunge. Given the realities of modern campaigning and fund-raising, they'd already be in this thing if they were serious about it. Both are content in their real jobs - Perry as governor of a huge state, Palin as a money-making-machine and voice of the hard Right. But why stop the fun? As long as they are...
  • Mark Steyn: Weiner helping junk the country

    06/03/2011 5:29:18 PM PDT · by passionfruit · 5 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | June 3, 2011 | Mark Steyn
    After the tumult of the First World War, noted Winston Churchill, only the intractability of the Irish Question had emerged unscathed: "Great Empires have been overturned. The whole map of Europe has been changed," he told the House of Commons. "But as the deluge subsides and the waters fall short, we see the dreary steeples of Fermanagh and Tyrone emerging once again." Article Tab : Lisa Benson / Washington Post Writers Group Lisa Benson / Washington Post Writers Group MORE PHOTOS » ADVERTISEMENT More from National Columnists Charles Krauthammer: Debt-ceiling sky not falling Bonnie Erbe: Are Christians giving up opposing...
  • Weiner spokesman: ‘We’ve retained counsel to explore’ possible ‘civil or criminal actions’

    05/30/2011 2:02:37 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 30, 2011 | Matthew Boyle
    A spokesman for Rep. Anthony Weiner, New York Democrat, told The Daily Caller the Congressman’s team has “retained counsel” and is exploring the “proper next steps” after his official Twitter account posted a picture of a man’s erect penis underneath gray boxer shorts. The internet-driven scandal has come to be known online as “#Weinergate,” a pun on the Congressman’s last name. “We’ve retained counsel to explore the proper next steps and to advise us on what civil or criminal actions should be taken,” Weiner spokesman Dave Arnold said in an email. “This was a prank. We are loath to treat...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 05-30-11 (KOmmies Perform MicroAnalysis of Weiner Bulge)

    05/30/2011 3:28:37 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies · 1+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | May 30, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    I won't be posting the KOmmie rants from their THREAD, "Breitbart's Weiner hoax: New photos surface! Analysis, and Surprise!" because the hilarity isn't so much in what they said but in how they presented it. You have to actually see their thread to fully appreciate the unintentional humor in the highly detailed closeup analysis of several Weiner bulge photos plus the accompanying charts. They are so desperate to pin Weinergate on Andrew Breitbart that I won't be a bit surprised if they present spectral analysis graphs of the Weiner bulge as well as subject the pics to a CAT...
  • Woman Who Reportedly Received Picture of Rep. Weiner's "Junk" Responds

    05/29/2011 10:20:52 PM PDT · by Jim 726 · 63 replies
    On Friday far left Rep. Anthony Weiner said his twitter and Facebook accounts were hacked. He said this after a picture of his penis was reportedly sent out to a young woman in Seattle. Here's her picture. Tonight Gennette Nicole Cordova released a statement. The New York Daily News posted a response from the woman who received the penis tweet from Rep. Weiner. She admitted that Weiner followed her on Twitter but blamed the penis tweet on "the person familiar to me" but maybe not Rep. Weiner.  It's a bit confusing. Friday evening I logged onto Twitter to find that...
  • Electric Car Catches Fire, Again [Chevy Volt]

    04/18/2011 10:46:22 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 67 replies ^ | 18 Apr 2011 | unattributed
    BARKHAMSTED,Conn. -- A hybrid electric Chevrolet Volt believed to have sparked an overnight blaze in a garage in Barkhamsted last week, reignited again on Monday. The state fire marshal's office is investigating how the electric car parked at a Center Hill Road home caught fire Monday morning. Last week, homeowners Storm Connors and his wife, Dee, woke up to the sound of a smoke alarm around 4 a.m. The couple's garage, where they parked their new Chevrolet Volt hybrid, was on fire. Firefighters were able to put out the blaze. A firewall built between the home and the garage saved...
  • Watch "Inside Job" - The Wall Street Horror Movie, For Free

    04/03/2011 7:02:47 PM PDT · by Daisyjane69 · 11 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 4/2/11 | Tyler Durden
    Courtesy of Open Culture, Inside Job, the scariest Wall Street "horror movie" ever produced can now be seen for free. Charles Ferguson's masterpiece is a must watch for anyone and everyone who has even a passing interest in the intersection of finance, economics, politics, corruption, crime, complacency and above all, the human inability to predict the future when the only driving force is pure greed. And as Open Culture notes, "Inside Job can be purchased on DVD at Amazon. We all love free, but let’s remember that good projects cost real money to develop, and they could use real financial...
  • World Leaders to Discuss Junk Food Ad Ban at UN

    01/23/2011 10:52:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1/22/11
    World Leaders to Discuss Junk Food Ad Ban at Published January 22, 2011 The U.N. health agency says world leaders will discuss efforts to clamp down on junk food marketing to children when they meet in New York on Sept 19-20. The World Health Organization says heads of state will use the U.N. General Assembly meeting to talk about limiting the number and type of ads that children are exposed to. **SNIP** Bjorn-Inge Larsen of the Norwegian Directorate of Health told reporters Friday that he expects voluntary measures limiting junk food advertising to eventually evolve into laws banning the...
  • Brett Favre Scandal: Jenn Sterger Had Meeting with NFL Commissioner, Says Report

    01/06/2011 11:39:36 AM PST · by safetysign · 92 replies
    CBS News ^ | 01/05/2010 | Naimah Jabali-Nash
    NEW YORK (CBS) Former New York Jets sideline reporter Jenn Sterger, who accused veteran NFL quarterback Brett Favre of sending her sexually explicit messages, secretly met with the NFL commissioner less than two weeks before Favre was hit with a $50,000 for not cooperating with the league's investigation, according to a report. In a case which she described as "David vs. Goliath," Sterger told Commissioner Roger Goodell that he was "delusional" if he believed the accusations against Favre were "isolated," her lawyer Joesph Conway told The New York Post. In October, Gawker sports blog DeadSpin released voice mails and sent...
  • This Junk Won't Fly [Barfer]

    11/24/2010 8:00:04 AM PST · by Elwood P. Doud · 7 replies
    Slate ^ | 11/22/10 | William Saletan
    This Junk Won't Fly The idiocy of airport-scanner "Opt-Out Day." By William Saletan Should you opt out of an airport body scan?In case you haven't heard, there's a big holiday coming up. No, I don't mean Thanksgiving. I mean the day before it. Wednesday is the busiest air travel day of the year, and a horde of paranoid zealots—techno-libertarians, Tea Partiers, rabble-rousers, Internet activists, and congressional demagogues—has decided to make it even worse. They're calling it "National Opt-Out Day."
  • Obama Joke of the Day - November 22

    11/22/2010 10:26:18 AM PST · by toma29 · 4 replies
    Useful Info Nation ^ | 11/22/2010 | Thomas Bryan
    Obama comments as the TSA pats down members of his entourage: Re: TOTUS - "Don't touch my spunk!" Re: Biden - "Don't touch my clunk!" Re: Michelle - "Don't touch my chunk!" Re: Speechwriter - "Don't touch my bunk!" Re: James Carville - "Keep your hands off the podunk!" Re: Himself - "Don't touch my mom pants! They're preshrunk!" Re: Valerie Jarrett - "Don't touch my hunk!" Re: Rahm Emanuel - "Don't touch my slunk!" Re: Himself again - "Don't touch my chipmunk!" Re: Van Jones - "Don't touch my punk!" Re: His Kool-Aid Drinkers - "Don't touch my drunk!"...
  • TSA airport screeners gone wild in San Diego- again

    11/21/2010 10:00:04 AM PST · by RagingBull · 95 replies ^ | November 20th, 2010 6:19 pm PT | Kimberly Dvorak
    Wolanyk said he knew what was coming and took off his pants and shirt, leaving him in Calvin Klein bike undergarments. “It was obvious that my underwear left nothing to the imagination,” he explained. “But that wasn’t enough for the TSA supervisor who was called to the scene and asked me to put my clothes on so I could be properly patted down.” ... The incident was confirmed by Harbor Police Sergeant Rakos who said Wolanyk was arrested on two misdemeanors, “failing to complete the security process; violation code 7.01 and illegally recording the San Diego Airport Authority (they confiscated...
  • Charles Krauthammer: Hands off my junk, Big Bro'

    11/19/2010 8:17:22 PM PST · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 11/19/2010 | Charles Krauthammer
    Ah, the airport, where modern folk heroes are made. The airport, where that inspired flight attendant did what everyone who's ever been in the spam-in-a-can crush of a flying aluminum tube – where we collectively pretend that a clutch of peanuts is a meal and a seat cushion is a "flotation device" – has always dreamed of doing: pull the lever, blow the door, explode the chute, grab a beer, slide to the tarmac and walk through the gates to the sanity that lies beyond. Not since Rick and Louis disappeared into the Casablanca fog headed for the Free French...
  • Postal Service Reduced to Delivering it's Own Junk Mail

    11/19/2010 9:22:26 AM PST · by 1raider1 · 17 replies
    Just got my mail and it was junk mail from the Postal Service advertising for their flat rate mailers. It's so sad to see the once great U. S. Post Office reduced to this.
  • Don't Touch My Junk

    11/19/2010 5:51:01 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/19/2010 | Charles Krauthammer
    Ah, the airport, where modern folk heroes are made. The airport, where that inspired flight attendant did what everyone who’s ever been in the spam-in-a-can crush of a flying aluminum tube — where we collectively pretend that a clutch of peanuts is a meal and a seat cushion is a “flotation device” — has always dreamed of doing: pull the lever, blow the door, explode the chute, grab a beer, slide to the tarmac, and walk through the gates to the sanity that lies beyond. Not since Rick and Louis disappeared into the Casablanca fog headed for the Free French...
  • Don’t Touch My Junk

    11/19/2010 4:29:36 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 52 replies
    National Review ^ | 19 Nov 2010 | Charles Krauthammer
    The junk man’s revolt marks the point at which a docile public declares that it will tolerate only so much idiocy. Ah, the airport, where modern folk heroes are made. The airport, where that inspired flight attendant did what everyone who’s ever been in the spam-in-a-can crush of a flying aluminum tube — where we collectively pretend that a clutch of peanuts is a meal and a seat cushion is a “flotation device” — has always dreamed of doing: pull the lever, blow the door, explode the chute, grab a beer, slide to the tarmac, and walk through the gates...
  • Don’t Touch My “Junk”

    11/17/2010 8:33:30 PM PST · by TheConservativeCitizen · 37 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 11-16-10 | Dave the Sage
    Since the new TSA touchy-feely rules are now in effect and the blog topic of the week I thought I’d share a riveting and revealing story that is quickly going viral. This gentleman’s blog post on his fun at the airport has received over 5,000 comments and his calm but brave stand against fairly invasive airport security procedures has made him a Robin Hood for a great many Americans who are just fed up with it all. Pay special attention to the multitude of threats he received and the statements about him ‘giving up his rights’ that pepper the account....
  • Don't Touch My Junk (the TSA Hustle) song + video by Michael Adams

    11/18/2010 8:55:13 PM PST · by Creme Brulee · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 18, 2010 | Michael Adams
    Don't Touch My Junk takes aim at the TSA with its obscene pat-downs and naked body scanners now installed at airports across the USA. Written by Mike Adams (the Health Ranger), a strong advocate of freedom and civil liberties, this song is based on a true story by a traveler named John Tyner who told the TSA, "If you touch my junk I'll have you arrested." Don't Touch My Junk (the TSA Hustle) song + video by Michael Adams