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  • OK FReepers, it's the zombie apocalypse. What battle rifle should I buy?

    05/23/2015 9:08:42 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 126 replies
    Me | 24 May 2014 | Me
    There's probably a few threads already but I've been here 14 years and rarely post vanities. So indulge me.I've got about $1600 +/-$200 to spend. I certainly don't need to spend it all.I want a good semi-auto rifle.What to get?Currently, I have a Maverick 88 12 gauge shotgun. I have a .45 1911. I have some Smith and Wesson Glock copy in .40 cal that a buddy needed money for. I have a Ruger 10-22. I have a Winchester 30-30.I'm missing something. A semi-auto rifle.Lately, I've been a strong proponent of something in .308/7.62 NATO and leaning towards a DS...
  • The First 15 Things You Must Do Immediately After an EMP

    05/23/2015 2:14:13 PM PDT · by ChocChipCookie · 38 replies ^ | May 23, 2015 | Lisa Bedford
    At the top of every prepper’s list of nightmares is an EMP event. It ranks even higher than a power grid failure by sabotage or a coronal mass ejection. Those are almost as bad, but they would leave much of our transportation and other infrastructure intact. With an EMP, it’s a different, scarier story. An EMP, or electromagnetic pulse, is a broadband burst of electromagnetic energy. This massively powerful wave has the potential to damage nearly everything electronic over hundreds of miles. The wave of electromagnetic energy would affect electric circuits throughout our transportation, energy, telecommunications, water supply, and financial...
  • Google Tone Shares Links To Computers Within Earshot Using Beeps And Boops

    05/23/2015 9:46:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 05/22/15 | Jason Cipriani
    A new Chrome extension, called Google Tone, released this week makes it possible to share a URL with another computer in the room using a series of beeps and boops. The concept is dead simple yet instantly instills a sense of disbelief. A computer making seemingly random sounds can transmit the URL for the tab I have open in Chrome across the room? Get out. Full of skepticism, I decided to put it to the test. I installed the Chrome extension on a MacBook Air and a HP laptop running Windows 10. And you know what? It works! Click on...
  • Murph: The Protector 2013 Documentary Full Movie [youtube link]

    05/23/2015 8:27:20 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | 5-21-15 | Lt. Michael Murphy
    Same youtube link here
  • Islam is not a Religion

    05/22/2015 8:18:12 PM PDT · by TexasTransplant · 68 replies
    I am looking for a Youtube from a Dr that was hawking his books about ISLAM and he had a few Youtube vids that spelled out exactly what ISLAM is and the Koran is described as 3 separate Korans (only one I remember is the Medina Koran) I meant to save it and search as I may I can't find it
  • RIP Maj. Daniel J. Keating Jr. - May 22, 1968

    05/22/2015 6:46:40 PM PDT · by keat · 27 replies
    May 22, 2015 | self
    The Herald Statesman - Yonkers, NY - May 22,1968 WOUNDS KILL FATHER OF 5 IN VIETNAM MAMARONECK - Marine Maj. Daniel J. Keating Jr., 32, a career officer and the father of five young children, died Wednesday of multiple fragmentation wounds suffered in action in Vietnam. Maj. Keating, who lived at 1015 Old Post Road, died on the hospital ship Sanctuary, where he had been evacuated after being wounded several hours earlier. He had been on patrol near Camp Evans when wounded. The officer had already been issued his orders to return from Vietnam next month, according to his wife,...
  • 5/22/2015 Whole West coast moved over 48 hours Oregon Earthquake near Erupting Volcano

    05/22/2015 3:14:25 PM PDT · by Twotone · 52 replies
    Dutch Sinse ^ | May 22, 2015 | Michael Janitch
    Over the past 48 hours the whole of the West coast of the United States has moved on at least a 4.0 magnitude level or greater. Currently, another mid-4.0 magnitude (4.2 M) earthquake has struck the West coast, off the shores of Oregon, near the Axial undersea volcano (which is currently erupting).
  • The quirky online world of male shaving enthusiasts

    05/22/2015 11:44:57 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 24 replies
    National Post ^ | May 22, 2015 | David Turnbull
    Do you have an interesting, unusual passion that is almost overpowering? Is it by any chance a love of wet shaving? One wet shaving forum online has almost 65,000 members. Theyve posted 400,000 threads, and more than seven million posts. And, of course, there are tens of thousands more who are guests gentlemen who browse the forum, but arent members and dont post. Wet shaving forums have been around for about 10 years. What do they do? Well, they debate, inform, chat and enjoy themselves. For example, should you use distilled water, deionized water, or just plain water when...
  • Rape cultures biggest victim may be honesty and truth

    05/22/2015 10:47:53 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 11 replies
    National Post ^ | May 22, 2015 | Barbara Kay
    Does the Guinness Book of World Records have a category for persistence in carrying a mattress around a university campus? If they did, Emma Sulkowicz, who has just graduated from New Yorks Columbia University, would doubtless be the record holder. Whether she deserves praise for it or not is another issue. Sulkowicz carried the mattress she called it an art project to shame Columbia University for its alleged failure to properly address her claim that she was the victim of a sexual assault, and to raise awareness for the alleged scourge of sexual assault on campuses everywhere.
  • Vanity: Told the GOP Where They Could Stick Their 'Survey'

    05/22/2015 10:24:17 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 49 replies
    The GOP Recently sent me a Congressional District Survey. The Villain Reince Priebus then asked for my money at the end. I told him where he could shove his 'request'
  • Shattuck: Marty Walsh, IndyCar dare us to think fast

    05/22/2015 9:51:18 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 1 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 05-22-15 | Tom Shattuck
    In 2009, the eulogy for the Boston driver rang out over City Hall Plaza. The car is no longer king in Boston decreed Mayor Thomas M. Menino. And with that was born an Emerald Necklace of biking and pedestrian accommodations that suffocated every major travel route in the Hub. Travel went from slowish to stoppish. Though Logan International Airport is 2.5 miles from downtown, there are days when it is quicker to get to Worcester. The Big Dig was supposed to make this better. It didnt. Ponytailed boomers and dandified greenies preen openly, sheathed in exhibitionist spandex, as they cycle...
  • Why Evan Sayet's Conservative Comedy Tour is Significant

    05/22/2015 6:33:33 AM PDT · by cob201 · 23 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | 5/20/15 | Dan Joseph
    This week, Late Show host David Letterman retired. Letterman was a funny guy. But he was also an unabashed liberal who often ferociously attacked his conservative guests while gushing over prominent liberal politicians and media figures. Of course, its been obvious for quite some time that comedywhether on television, in film or in the stand-up worldis dominated by liberal voices. But, conservative comedian Evan Sayet is about to change that. Sayet is a pioneer of conservative stand-up comedy and hes about to bring his no-holds-barred brand of humor to venues across the country. The tour opens on May 27th in...
  • Eric Clapton's half-brother lives in poverty in Vancouver, but bears rock star no ill will

    05/21/2015 8:10:15 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 22 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | May 21, 2015 | Postmedia Network
    Despite a sensational Daily Mail report that multi-millionaire rock star Eric Clapton lets his Canadian brother live in "sub-Dickensian squalor," Fast Eddie Fryer says he's doing all right and bears no ill-will towards his famous sibling. "This writer came in and did a character assassination on the place where I live," Fryer told Vancouver's The Province, referring to the Downtown Eastside rooming house he calls home. It may be Canada's poorest neighbourhood, but Fryer -- who has late-stage cirrhosis of the liver -- says it's a good place for him to be. "Granted it is not the Hilton," Fryer said....
  • Astronomer Royal Martin Rees: How soon will robots take over the world?

    05/21/2015 5:43:35 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 62 replies ^ | May 21. 2015 | By Martin Rees
    An explosion in artificial intelligence has sent us hurtling towards a post-human future, warns Martin Rees
  • 55-57 Chevy Bel Air (a short break from all the other BS)

    05/21/2015 4:20:40 PM PDT · by ETL · 88 replies
    numerous sources | May 21, 2015 | self
    1) 1955 Chevy 2) 1956 Chevy 3) 1957 Chevy 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) 11) 12) 13) 14) 15) 16) 17) 18) 19) 20) 21) 22) 23) 24) 25) 26) This through 42 are 56s, inc a few pickup trucks and a B/W Nomad... 27) 28) 29) 30) 31) 32) 33) 34) 35) 36) 37) 38) 39) 40) 41) 56 Nomad 42) 43) 57 Sedan Delivery (differs from Nomad--rear window filled in, etc) 44) 45) 46) 57 Nomad 47) 48) 49) 55 Nomad 50) 51) 52) 53) 54) 55) 56) 57) 58) 59)
  • Jeb Bush slams U.S. president for poor relations with Canada

    05/21/2015 11:45:59 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 16 replies
    National Post ^ | May 21, 2015 | Ed O'Keefe
    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. Twice during a Wednesday appearance in this coastal city close to Canada, Jeb Bush suggested that the U.S. relationship with its northern neighbour is in need of serious repair. Speaking broadly about the need to remake U.S. foreign policy once President Barack Obama leaves office, the presumed Republican presidential candidate told a crowd of about 60 voters that he would seek to restore relations with allies around the globe. It means stop insulting our neighbour to the north. Its hard to imagine how we could have a bad relationship with Canada, but under this administration weve managed...
  • Vanity: Obama Sending more weapons into Iraq??? (Anti-Tank)

    05/21/2015 10:21:20 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 31 replies
    To me it's treasonous to send more weapons into Iraq at this point! Just saw this on Foxnews ISIS controls way too much of Iraq to do this! ISIS WILL get their hands on these Anti-Tank Weapons. Look what just happened in Ramadi! We are supplying ISIS with weaponry! This is insanity!
  • 'Glorious Leader!': Kim Jong Un to Star in His Own Video Game

    05/21/2015 8:26:44 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 24 replies
    ABC ^ | May 15, 2015 | LOU DUBOIS
    f you've always dreamed of being a dictator, get ready to check that one off the list. Atlanta-based gaming and entertainment studio Moneyhorse Games has created a retro style side-scrolling video game that will soon be released for PC's and mobile devices, starring none other than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un
  • Does the leader of the free world really know so little about climate?

    05/21/2015 8:23:31 AM PDT · by Signalman · 25 replies
    WUWT ^ | 5/21/2015 | Christopher Monckton
    Mr. Obamas remarks at the U.S. Coast Guard Academys Commencement May 20 demonstrate the extent to which his advisors are keeping him divorced from the facts. The bulk of his speech was devoted to what is now becoming more and more obviously a non-problem: the challenge that, perhaps more than any other, will shape your entire careers and thats the urgent need to combat and adapt to climate change. Some facts. In the 11 years 2004-2014, the rate of global warming taken as the mean of the three terrestrial datasets was one-twentieth of a degree. The ARGO ocean...
  • Woman Says Her Wi-Fi Connection Is Making Her Sick

    05/21/2015 6:30:30 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 05/20/15
    From using cell phones and computers to watching movies online, wireless technology has made life easier. But now, some say there is a serious downside. As CBS2s Maurice Dubois explained, there are those who claim that exposure to wi-fi is making people sick, and some people dont even know it. Brain fog. Thats my worst problem. A brain fog, Suzanne Hoyt said. Hoyt said that nothing prepared her for the rush of symptoms that she suddenly developed. Headaches, perspiration, pain in my jaws and my heart. Its like physical expansion of the heart, she said. Hoyt said it all started...
  • Michelle Obama Puts Everyone Else To Shame With This Workout Video

    05/21/2015 5:17:07 AM PDT · by dennisw · 55 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 05/20/2015 | By Paige Lavender
    First lady Michelle Obama put literally everyone else to shame with a new video of her working out in the White House gym as part of the Let's Move "#GimmeFive" campaign. Obama lifts 35 lb. weights -- 35 lb. weights!! -- on an incline in the video. She also demonstrates plyometric movements with jump squats, boxes and does ab work with a medicine ball. Seriously. We got tired just watching her. It's safe to say Obama is the queen of fitness. Bow down, y'all.
  • 15 Surprising Characteristics of Top Leaders

    05/20/2015 7:11:07 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 24 replies ^ | 18MAY2015 | Eric Holtclaw
    I have had the privilege to work with some amazing leaders and help them and their companies on the way to success. I am always impressed with what they accomplish, and have noticed that most of them have many, if not all, of the following characteristics. What's surprising about these traits is that they tend to run counter to the ones pop culture depicts entrepreneurs and leaders having. 1. Rarely brag A true leader is the last to talk about his or her accomplishments. When someone is constantly bragging and trying to one-up people, it's a sign of insecurity and...
  • Watch real-life 'Captain America' save the day

    05/20/2015 2:30:08 PM PDT · by Raymann · 5 replies
    CNET ^ | 5/20/15 | Eric Mack
    Video at link To create a real American hero, there's no need to spend millions on costumes, CGI effects and stunts. Apparently all it takes is a little US Army training and a faded T-shirt. When off-duty Army Captain Steve Voglezon put on his red "Captain America" T-shirt on Sunday, he surely had no idea it would be even more apropos than the uniform he wears most other days. When Voglezon came upon the scene of a fiery head-on collision on a North Carolina road, he quickly sprung into action, rescuing two people trapped inside one of the crashed cars,...
  • Grandma killed her grandkids cat, 4 kittens with hammer

    05/20/2015 11:18:09 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 59 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | May 20, 2015 | LEE MORAN
    An Illinois granny savagely battered her grandchildren's cat and four kittens to death with a hammer after the youngsters refused to tidy their rooms, police said. Josephine Bell allegedly threatened to "take away" the five defenseless animals after getting angry at the children's lack of cleanliness at the family's Godfrey home, reports KTVI. The 71-year-old is then accused of carrying out her warning on Sunday night. Bell was busted the next evening after her 13-year-old granddaughter opened her freezer to look for a snack and discovered her dead cat inside. She texted another relative, who then called cops. Madison County...
  • 10 Keyboard Hacks That Will Change Your Life

    05/20/2015 10:54:01 AM PDT · by lulu16 · 33 replies
    Refinery 29 ^ | 5/20/15 | Christina Bonnington
    Turns out, there are a few savvy (and super-easy) keyboard tricks that can do just that. Your desktop, browser, Gmail, and even Facebook all have simple keyboard-based shortcuts you can press to more quickly accomplish things you do all the time things like creating a new tab in Chrome or favoriting a tweet. Weve rounded up 10 super-handy keyboard hacks that will help you zip through your daily grind, so you can spend more time on things that matter or at least save your index finger from repetitive stress syndrome. And, we've organized them from the most basic...
  • Blue Buffalo Admits To Lying About Ingredients

    05/19/2015 7:40:39 PM PDT · by Altariel · 35 replies
    As it often happens, a competition between companies had benefitted the consumer. Purina was bent on catching Blue Buffalo in an advertising lie they claimed they never used poultry by-product meal in their foods. However, Purina did some testing of Blue Buffalo product and found that was not the case and sued them for False Advertising. Just last week, a year after the case was filed, Blue Buffalo admitted to using by product meal in a substantial and material portion of their pet food. ( Blue Buffalo asked the Court for additional time to file an Amended Complaint in...
  • Michigans one-room schoolhouses make one last stand

    05/19/2015 5:05:13 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 11 replies ^ | 19 May 2015 | Mike Wilkinson
    HARBOR BEACH ‒ Most elementary and middle schools fairly buzz with noise just before the school day starts, as a stampede of students put away coats, take seats and share boasts over video game exploits or exchange giggles about young romance. But one of the first things you notice at the Eccles School along rural stretch of Michigan’s Thumb is the quiet shuffle as students move from door to desk to computer station, creating a low-level hum until the Pledge of Allegiance. After which, there’s an exchange of news about soccer, a puppy and one student’s gig as bat boy...
  • Gallup: Only 26% Satisfied With Way Things Are Going in U.S.

    05/19/2015 1:30:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 18, 2015 | 10:29 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    Only one in four Americans, 26 percent, say they are satisfied with the way things are going in this country, a new Gallup Poll finds. Or, viewed another way, 74 percent of Americans apparently are dissatisfied. Americans still list government, the economy and unemployment as top problems, even though the unemployment rate continues to drop.Between May 6 and 10, Gallup asked a random sample of 1,024 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia: In general, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in the United States at...
  • Unions urge Amtrak to put 2nd engineer in every locomotive

    05/19/2015 10:28:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 19, 2015 1:23 PM EDT | Michael R. Sisak
    The union for Amtraks locomotive engineers on Tuesday urged the railroad to put a second engineer at the controls of trains on the busy Northeast Corridor, where a derailment killed eight people and injured more than 200 others. The public would never accept an airline operation with a single person in the cockpit, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen said in a statement. There is no reason that rail employees and rail passengers lives should be viewed any differently. Brandon Bostian, 32, was alone in the locomotive of Train 188 when it derailed May 12, about 10 minutes after...
  • Exploding rockets and losing hockey teams spoil Putins Soviet revival

    05/19/2015 8:06:54 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 9 replies
    National Post ^ | May 19, 2015 | Leonid Bershidsky
    One of the pillars of President Vladimir Putins new national ideology is that Russia should occupy the Soviet Unions onetime prominent place in the world. That aspiration, however, keeps hitting snags in areas where the Soviet Union excelled, such as space launches and ice hockey. These misfires may present a bigger threat to Putins regime than falling living standards.
  • Why Seymour Hershs story on Osama bin Ladens death rings true

    05/18/2015 3:33:35 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 11 replies
    Maclean's ^ | May 15, 2015 | Adnan R. Khan
    This week, Seymour Hersh, Americas most famous and controversial investigative journalist, caused an uproar with his allegations that the U.S. government account of the 2011 killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan was a lie. According to his version of events, published in the London Review of Books, bin Laden was not only living under the protection of the Pakistani military but the raid that nabbed him was planned and executed with Pakistani consent. Critics, White House officials in particular, have strongly condemned the allegations, accusing Hersh of conspiratorial excess. Hersh relies on anonymous sources and unnamed insiders, they say,...
  • The new axis of evil Canada: One third of American 8th graders think we live in a dictatorship

    05/18/2015 3:18:14 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 18 replies
    National Post ^ | May 18, 2015 | Richard Warnica
    Its a looping belt of tyranny that swoops from the South Pacific to Europe and all the way across the Americas. It controls three of the worlds 12 largest economies and the entire global supply of some key resources. It is, in the eyes of the worlds most important, and perhaps only relevant, demographic, a new axis of autocracy and it isnt centred in Pyongyang, Tehran or Harare but in Canberra, Paris and, yes, Ottawa. That demographic, of course, is the American teen. And if new U.S. test results are any sign, that all important group doesnt think highly of...
  • Greek Officials Demand Jewish Star Be Removed from Holocaust Museum

    05/18/2015 2:32:58 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 32 replies
    free beacon ^ | May 18, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    Jewish groups are expressing outrage and concern after Greek officials demanded that the Star of David be removed from the outside of a new Holocaust museum on the eve of its opening, according to multiple statements released by these groups.
  • Top economist: Americans have 'contempt for liberty' [Proverbs 30]

    05/18/2015 2:14:11 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 7 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/17/2015 | GREG COROMBOS
    Famed economist and columnist Walter Williams says America has embraced the government thievery of personal property to benefit others, and he says the politicians are only doing what the voters want them to do. Williams is a distinguished professor of economics at George Mason University. He is a syndicated columnist and has substituted for talk-show host Rush Limbaugh. His new book, a collection of his conservative-to-libertarian columns, is titled American Contempt for Liberty. The title may sound a bit harsh, but Williams insists thats exactly whats happening in this country. The average American thinks that it is indeed moral for...
  • Background music

    05/18/2015 3:41:46 AM PDT · by knarf · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | May 18, 2015 | knarf, variious
    Always lookin' for chill while surfin'

    05/17/2015 10:56:12 AM PDT · by Signalman · 24 replies
    AP ^ | 5/17/2015 | David Lieb
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Alarmed about cities trying to outlaw plastic bags, the director of the Missouri Grocers Association decided to do something about it. So Dan Shaul turned to his state legislator- himself - and guided a bill to passage barring local governments from banning the bags. Shaul's dual role in state government and business may be a bit out of the norm. Yet his actions are not. In capitols across the country, businesses are increasingly using their clout to back laws prohibiting cities and counties from doing things that might affect their ability to make money. In...
  • The Clinton's Submission

    05/15/2015 6:41:13 PM PDT · by RetSignman · 27 replies
    My out of the box thinking | May 15, 2015 | RetSignman
    [URL=][IMG][/IMG][/URL] Back in March 5 of this year I posted this 'shopped image' of what, I believed then, was the way 0 would use his power to eliminate Hillary from the race. It was meant to be illustrative of the power 0 would use, if necessary. I believed then, that she would fight against any efforts that would cause her to bow out of the race . I no longer believe that.
  • McCain on Global Warming

    05/15/2015 3:32:25 PM PDT · by Don Corleone · 30 replies
    Senator McCain correespondence | 5/15/15 | Sen. McCain
    Thank you for contacting me regarding climate change. I appreciate knowing your thoughts on this issue. Last year, President Obama announced a plan to address climate change. Unfortunately, most of the Administration's proposals would simply impose burdensome regulations on American business that would be harmful to the U.S. economy. While I welcome the opportunity to debate proposals in the Senate, I do not support the use of executive orders to implement policy and place costly new regulations on the American industry. According to extensive international scientific studies, including reports by the National Academy of Sciences and the Intergovernmental Panel on...
  • On Demanding Dignity

    05/15/2015 9:03:04 AM PDT · by all the best · 2 replies ^ | April 23, 2015 | Robert Ringer
    How does one acquire self-respect? Through personal virtuosity. In other words, dignity is derived from within. And from self-respect flows the respect of others as a natural consequence. Put another way, whereas civility has to do with how you treat others, dignity has to do with how you treat yourself. Sorry, activist sociopaths, but you dont have a right to be treated with dignity. You do, however, have a right to possess dignity. Demanding dignity from others is the ultimate self-delusion. If being treated with dignity is genuinely important to you, the most efficient way to bring that about...
  • Law Question

    05/15/2015 7:44:01 AM PDT · by Phlap · 38 replies
    Moi | 05/15/2015
    So, if a wheel comes off a passing car and hits my house with some damage but no injuries, should I still sue?
  • Bowling Alone author, Robert D. Putnam: Santorum, "All black men are sexual predators."

    05/15/2015 7:06:53 AM PDT · by Excellence · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 15, 2015 | Self
    Who: Bowling Alone author, Robert D. Putnam, When: yesterday, May 14th, 2015 Where: at a T.B. Fordham (education think tank) event promoting his latest book, The American Dream in Crisis, What: stated the following, Theres a presidential candidate who yesterday quoted me as saying that therefore, hes quoting me as saying, all black men are sexual predators. Im not going to say who it is 23:06 This morning, May 15, 2015, at 6:30 PDT, a Bing search on Robert Putnam all black men are sexual predators returns at the top a Newsmax article (, Santorum Slams Men Having Kids...
  • 40 VolcanoesThe Ring Are Erupting Right Now, And 34 Of Them Are Along Of Fire

    05/15/2015 7:04:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 62 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 05/14/15 | Michael Snyder
    As I have written about previously, there were a total of 3,542 volcanic eruptions during the entire 20th century. When you divide that number by 100, that gives you an average of about 35 volcanic eruptions per year. So the number of volcanoes that are erupting right now is well above the 20th centurys average for an entire calendar year. especially seems to be true of the Ring of Fire. If you are not familiar with the Ring of Fire, just imagine a giant ring that runs around the outer perimeter of the Pacific Ocean. Approximately 90 percent of all...
  • Airplane vs. Wind Turbine

    05/15/2015 6:59:57 AM PDT · by pabianice · 5 replies
    Google ^ | April, 2008
    October 2008 ACCIDENT April 4, 2008 - aircraft registered N511TE Event: two collisions with wind turbines. Cause: determination to reach the destination, Flight plan view, the conditions adverse weather. Consequences and damage: ends of the left and right wings sectioned. Aircraft: Beechcraft D 55. Date and time: vendredi April 4, 2008 17 h 20. Operator: private. Location: Plouguin (29), a place called "Lescoat". Type of flight: trip. Persons on board: Driver + 1. Qualifications and experience: driver age of 48, licencedepiloteprivéde1972 issued by the United States, qualifications MS, land and seaplane MEP, IR / ME, 7400 flight hours, 1476 of...
  • The Republican Party has a massive 2016 debate problem and no one seems to know the solution

    05/15/2015 6:22:07 AM PDT · by jjotto · 37 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 13, 2015 | Colin Campbell
    The ever-increasing number of Republican candidates running for president is posing a serious challenge for the party as it plans 2016 debates. The conundrum itself isn't complicated. Too many candidates risks making the debates circus-like, where the stage is crowded with candidates and each gets mere minutes to speak. On the other hand, excluding candidates inevitably enrages their supporters and creates controversy for the GOP and its television network partners. "One Republican involved in the process said a 90-minute forum with 10 candidates would offer each candidate only four to five minutes, after subtracting commercials and moderator time," The New...
  • Dispatcher delivered groceries to cancer patient after he called 911 because he had no food [Video]

    05/15/2015 5:09:25 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 23 replies ^ | may 14, 2015
    An 81-year old North Carolina man with cancer returned home from a six-month hospital stay to an empty refrigerator. With no food and no assistance, the 115-pound man called 911. Unable to fend for himself, and with no family in the Fayetteville area, Clarence Blackmon called 911 telling the dispatcher that he needed someone to help him buy food,WTVDreports: I cant do anything. I cant go anywhere. I cant get out of my damn chair, Blackmon told the dispatcher, Marilyn Hinson. An hour and a half later Hinson, along with two officers, showed up at Blackmons home with her...
  • Prayers for my wife please.

    05/15/2015 2:24:30 AM PDT · by An American in Turkiye · 40 replies
    An American In Turkiye
    My wife is an ICU nurse in the Air Force. She is part of a Critical Care Air Transport Team that just deployed to Nepal to assist in the earthquake recovery. Please send a prayer out for her and her team. Her name is Captain April Oliver, and she is the best wife/nurse/ you could ever ask for.
  • N.J. tree that survived Revolutionary War, Sandy chopped down on Earth Day

    05/14/2015 3:58:58 PM PDT · by Theoria · 40 replies
    NJ ^ | 06 May 2015 | Jessica Mazzola
    A township view 200 years in the making has changed, after a historic tree town officials thought was protected by municipal ordinance was lawfully cut down by a developer. The swamp white oak tree at 29 Ocean Street had been designated a "bicentennial tree" in Millburn one that town officials believed to be at least 200 years old. It was one of 23 trees designated as such in the town's 2014 Environmental Resource Inventory Report. The township had an ordinance prohibiting the removal of the historical trees, and named trees to the protected list via resolutions. "I looked at...
  • UK Plans To Do Away With Free Speech... In The Name Of Free Speech

    05/14/2015 12:04:13 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 40 replies
    TechDirt ^ | 05/13/2015 | by Mike Masnick
    Last fall,..UK Home Secretary Theresa May had made it clear that if her Conservative Party were re-elected, one of the first orders of business would be a new "Extremist Disruption Orders" plan that would outlaw any speech or events that the government declared "extremist." She wasn't kidding around. Following last week's election in the UK, David Cameron appears to be announcing just such a plan ... The measures would give the police powers to apply to the high court for an order to limit the harmful activities of an extremist individual. The definition of harmful is to include a risk...
  • The Vatican Against the Jews [Numbers 23]

    05/14/2015 11:19:44 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 23 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 5/14/2015 | Giulio Meotti
    It is since 2012 that the Vatican, under Pope Benedict XVI, spoke of the State of Palestine in its official documents. So the decision of the Holy See to recognize this non-existent state should not be a surprise. But the treaty is the first legal and bilateral document in which the Vatican speaks of the State of Palestine and no more of the Organization for the Liberation of Palestine (PLO): it is, in fact, an official recognition. A symbolic and historic breakthrough. When the Vatican recognized Israel, at the beginning of the Nineties, it happened within the framework of Oslo...
  • Inside Watts Bar Nuclear Plant One of The Longest Building Projects in US History

    05/14/2015 7:50:06 AM PDT · by Rio · 15 replies
    Chem.Info ^ | 5/13/2015 | Meagan Parrish
    Its taken so long to complete, the newest nuclear plant in the U.S. will run on 1970s-era technology. But finally, after nearly four decades, the second reactor at the Watt Bar Nuclear Generating Station in Tennessee is 90 percent finished. Construction of the plant got underway in 1973, six years after the Tennessee Valley Authority announced plans for 17 new nuclear reactors in Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi. But by the 1980s, a down economy and high construction costs caused the TVA to scrap plans for nearly half of those plants. Work on Watts Bar nevertheless carried on but...