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  • 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
    Govtrack.us ^ | 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 afphq.org 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
    wfsb.com ^ | 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 UNFoxNews.com 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
    examiner.com ^ | 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
    1raider1
    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
  • Optoutday.com site banned from Wachovia/Wells Fargo Corporation as "Political Activism"

    11/17/2010 12:28:47 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 5 replies
    17 NOV 10 | dcbryan1
    ACCESS DENIED The URL address you attempted to access is blocked by Wachovia Category(ies): Political/Activist Groups;Nudity URL Address: http://www.optoutday.com/ All Internet Access Attempts Are Logged If you feel that you have received this page in error, you may complete the Internet Content Filtering (ICF) Request Form. Reason for category(ies) being blocked: Nudity Sites containing nude or seminude depictions of the human body. These depictions are not necessarily sexual in intent or effect, but may include sites containing nude paintings or photo galleries of artistic nature. This category also includes nudist or naturist sites that contain pictures of nude individuals. Exceptions...
  • TSA's enhanced security spurs US 'airport rage' (Taiwan animation) LOL!

    11/17/2010 12:07:59 PM PST · by Frantzie · 8 replies
    NMA World Edition (Taiwan) ^ | 11-16-2010 | NMA World Edition
    NMAWorldEdition — November 16, 2010 — http://www.nma.tv/ Full body scanners and enhanced pat downs in private rooms are fueling anger among air travelers in the US. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is coming in for severe criticism while passengers are planning a boycott of the scans on Nov. 24 - traditionally the busiest travel day of the year.
  • Old video of airport security touching an unruly passenger's junk

    11/17/2010 11:54:45 AM PST · by MNDude · 4 replies
    (anyone else remember this one?)
  • Leader of TSA offers pat-downs to senators

    11/17/2010 10:32:49 AM PST · by markomalley · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/17/2010 | Jordy Yager
    The head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) offered on Wednesday to have airport screeners come to Capitol Hill to give senators a pat-down so they could fully understand the mechanics of the newly deployed, controversial technique.  John Pistole told senators on the Senate Science, Commerce and Transportation Committee that he “insisted” on receiving the pat-down to “experience what that involves so that we would know before we rolled it out,” and added that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has gotten a pat-down as well. “Honestly, any member who has not experienced that pat-down [and] who would like to do that —...
  • Senators and TSA Defend "Love Pats" at Airports

    11/17/2010 9:54:05 AM PST · by rawhide · 76 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | 1-17-10 | By Joshua Norman .
    Transportation Safety Administration chief John Pistole and several senators from both parties defended the new, enhanced airport security screening procedures as necessary in the face of a persistent and evolving terrorist threat in a hearing Wednesday on Capitol Hill. Pistole, calm and confident in the face of an increasing public outcry against the procedures, talked extensively about the repercussions of last year's attempted Christmas Day bombing being the impetus for the enhanced screenings before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, TSA's oversight committee. "We know the terrorists' intent is still there," Pistole testified. "We are using technology and protocols...
  • Don't Touch Our Junk

    11/16/2010 5:49:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 78 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | November 16, 2010 | Staff
    Security: We're not made safer by the TSA's authorized groping of Americans, full-frontal nudity scans of passengers or 3-year-olds pulled aside for holding on to their teddy bears. One young American has had enough. It wasn't exactly "Don't Tread on Me" or "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death." But when John Tyner, a 31-year-old software programmer from Oceanside, Calif., refused a TSA "groin check," he uttered words soon to adorn boxers and briefs of freedom lovers everywhere: "You touch my junk, and I'm going to have you arrested." Tyner refused what he considered "a huge invasion of privacy" while...
  • Don’t Touch My Junk!

    11/17/2010 5:46:58 AM PST · by ChrisBoundsTX · 14 replies
    Liberty Juice ^ | 11/17/2010 | Felicia Cravens
    Election 2010 has come and gone, and the results will keep think tanks and public policy institutes busy for years as they analyze them. Massive change in the U.S. House, huge gains for Republicans in the Senate, multiple state legislatures changing hands; the people have spoken, and they shouted a resounding “Oh, no you don’t!” to the big government planners. But it wasn’t until this week, almost two weeks past the election, that we got our best rallying cry going forward. Publicly, much of the tea party movement has been focused on fiscal issues; taxes, spending, accountability, transparency. Those are...
  • TSA Opt-Out Day, Now with a Superfantastic New Twist! (Men, wear a kilt, no underwear)

    11/16/2010 11:51:17 AM PST · by ironwill · 115 replies · 1+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | November 14th, 2010 | Jeffrey Goldberg
    But come November 24th, here's an idea you might try to make the day extra-special. It's a one-word idea: Kilts. Think about it -- if you're a male, and you want to bollix-up the nonsensical airport security-industrial complex, one way to do so would be to wear a kilt. If nothing else, this will cause TSA employees to throw up their hands in disgust. If you want to go the extra extra mile, I suggest commando-style kilt-wearing. While it is probably illegal to fly without pants, I can't imagine that it's illegal to fly without underpants.
  • KEEP YOUR HAND OFF MY JUNK

    11/17/2010 5:59:53 AM PST · by shortstop · 57 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 11/17/10 | Bob Lonsberry
    Who do you let see you naked? Seriously. Of all the people on earth, which ones do you feel comfortable taking your clothes off in front of? Odds are, the list is pretty short. Odds are, it's about to get a whole lot longer. Your spouse, your doctor, and now Homeland Security. In the name of keeping you safe, Uncle Sam needs to see your nasty bits. That's the bottom line on a new airport security plan that is going to be hard on both budgets and the Fourth Amendment. Here's the background. The government has developed a scanning device...
  • San Diego Traveler Says Touch My Junk … I’ll Have You Arrested. UPDATE: Video added

    11/15/2010 9:34:42 AM PST · by Biggirl · 92 replies
    http://radioviceonline.com/ ^ | November 15, 2010 | Jim Vicevich
    Well, it was only a matter of time. But people are pushing back because … for the most part they don’t think this makes them safer. This is just one of the stories on the new TSA pat downs. Steve has posted on it here. But the push back from travelers, flight attendants and pilots continues. HS Secretary Janet Napolitano has asked for cooperation from travelers … but that’s easier said than done. Witness the push back from a San Diego traveler.
  • Study: Gay Parents More Likely to Have Gay Kids

    10/17/2010 4:08:46 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    AOL News ^ | October 17, 2010 | Paul Kix
    Study: Gay Parents More Likely to Have Gay Kids (Oct. 17) -- Walter Schumm knows what he's about to do is unpopular: publish a study arguing that gay parents are more likely to raise gay children than straight parents. But the Kansas State University family studies professor has a detailed analysis that past almost aggressively ideological researchers never had. When one such researcher, Paul Cameron, published a paper in 2006 arguing that children of gay parents were more likely to be gay themselves, the response from the academic press was virulent, to say nothing of the popular press; the Southern...
  • Chevy Volt gets rave reviews at debut in Tacoma

    10/10/2010 11:12:53 AM PDT · by epithermal · 42 replies
    The News Tribune ^ | 10/10/10 | Kris Sherman
    Amped-up car enthusiasts and environmentally conscious drivers lined up Saturday in Tacoma for the national road tour debut of the Chevrolet Volt.
  • Moody's cuts Greece government ratings to junk

    06/14/2010 10:45:38 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 37 replies · 1,761+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6/14/10 | Ciara Linnane
    Moody's Investors Service on Monday downgraded Greece government bond ratings into junk territory, citing the risks in the euro zone/IMF rescue package for the debt-laden country. The agency downgraded the rating by four notches to Ba1, placing it one notch into junk status. The outlook is stable. Moody's also downgraded Greece's short-term issuer rating to not-prime from Prime-1.
  • Zombie Satellite Causes Astronomical Buzz

    05/11/2010 4:34:59 AM PDT · by Vaquero · 33 replies · 1,060+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 5-11-10 | Claudine Zap
    Don't be alarmed. High above your heads, a zombie satellite is on the loose. OK, actually, it won't really be a bother to us earthlings. Or at least to most of us. (More on that later.) But the rogue communications satellite is wreaking havoc in Earth's orbit and does threaten to interfere with signals coming from other satellites. Here's the backstory...
  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Equities, euro slide on Greece, Portugal ratings

    04/27/2010 9:01:33 AM PDT · by mlocher · 11 replies · 433+ views
    Reuters via Fidelity.com ^ | April 27, 2010 | Jennifer Ablan
    NEW YORK, April 27 (Reuters) - Global stocks slid and the euro deepened losses against the dollar on Tuesday after Standard & Poor's cut its credit rating on Greece into "junk" territory and slashed its ratings on Portugal. German Bund futures hit a session high after S&P cut its ratings on Portugal by two notches. The move by S&P drove up investors' bid for safety, and U.S. Treasury debt prices rose. European equities suffered steep losses, with Portugal's benchmark index plunging 5 percent and the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index provisionally closing down 2.6 percent. The Greek bank index plunged 9.23...
  • Exclusive: ‘Dirty’ Nuke Attack in New Delhi?

    04/15/2010 5:34:29 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 31 replies · 1,296+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | April 15, 2010 | Paul Williams, PhD
    While the White House was engaged in hosting a Nuclear Security Summit in Washington D.C., a major nuclear incident occurred in India that escaped the attention of the international press. Five people suffering from serious radiological burns were hospitalized in West New Delhi this week from contact with nuclear material in a Delhi scrap market. The material has been identified as Cobalt-60 which may be used for making a dirty bomb. Indian police sectioned off the 200 market stores in the thickly populated city of 14 million and sealed nearby establishments within a one-kilometer radius. Scrap dealer Deepak Jain and...