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  • The universe's most miraculous molecule

    10/10/2015 3:26:57 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 2 replies
    The Conversation, ^ | October 9, 2015 | Richard Gunderman
    It's the second most abundant substance in the universe. It dissolves more materials than any other solvent. It stores incredible amounts of energy. Life as we know it would not be possible without it. And although it covers more than 70% of the Earth's surface, many parts of the world are in dire straits for lack of it. What is it? The answer, of course, is water. In some ways, water is one of the substances we know best, in part because it makes up 75% of our bodies. Every day we drink it, bathe in it, clean with it...
  • [Breaking] Jerry Parr, Secret Service Agent Who Helped Save Reagan, Dies at 85

    10/09/2015 9:55:16 PM PDT · by NRx · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10-10-2015 | LIAM STACK
    Jerry S. Parr, the Secret Service agent credited with saving President Ronald Reagan’s life during an assassination attempt in 1981, died Friday at a hospice near his home in Washington. He was 85. The death was confirmed by Mr. Parr’s wife, Carolyn, who said he died of congestive heart failure. Mr. Parr was just feet away from Mr. Reagan when John W. Hinckley Jr. opened fire on the president outside the Washington Hilton hotel on March 30, 1981. “When he was about probably six or seven feet from the car, I heard these shots,” Mr. Parr said in a 2013...
  • Controversy Over Photo of Muslim Prayer Group At Wakulla Beach

    10/09/2015 2:30:36 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 37 replies
    wtxl ^ | 10/06/2015 | Megan Vaughn
    CRAWFORDVILLE, FL (WTXL) - Tears were shed and accusations were made at a Commission Meeting in Wakulla County on Monday. Community members expressed deep, divided opinions to Commissioners and audience members at the meeting, all because of a controversial photo posted to Facebook. The photo, which was taken and posted by Commission Chairperson Ralph Thomas, depicts what appears to be a group of Muslims praying on Mashes Sands Beach with the caption, "Walked up on this at Mashes Sands this evening! First time seeing this in Wakulla County." Comments were left on the photo with very conflicting messages; some upset...
  • Texas College Housing Complex

    One person was killed and another wounded during a shooting Friday at a Texas Southern University student-housing complex, and the Houston campus has been placed on lockdown, university and police officials said.
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    10/09/2015 10:12:13 AM PDT · by Faith · 8 replies
    October 9, 2015 | Faith
    Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Philippians 4:8
  • Mystery how ISIS got their Toyota Trucks SOLVED!

    10/09/2015 6:39:19 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 47 replies
    PRI ^ | Self
    I used Google! State Dept purchases Toyota trucks for ISIS.
  • Paul Ryan to be the next speaker . - I hope not !
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 9 October 2015

    10/08/2015 5:55:12 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 76 replies
    October 8, 2015 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could...
  • My Eight Days Of Hanukkah Gelt . . .

    10/08/2015 10:09:58 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 4 replies
    Vanity ^ | 10/8/15 | LRoggy
    I'm dreaming of a nice Hanukkah! 8 Presents in 8 Days Day 1 - President Cruz Day 2 - VP Carson Day 3 - Atty General Trey Gowdy Day 4 - Sec State John Bolton Day 5 - Sec Treas Milton Friedman - even dead he's an improvement over anyone else Day 6 - Obamacare repealed Day 7 - Hillary and Valerie Jarrett both arrested Day 8 - Raul Castro overthrown in popular uprising, Maduro arrested by Venezuelan uprising, Iranian people rise up and arrest ruling Mullahs. Bonus Day: Barack Obama defects to Iran just before uprising and the Iranian...
  • 'Americans destroy others': actor Depardieu rails against US (Frog alert!)

    10/08/2015 7:48:48 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 81 replies
    AFP ^ | 10/08/15 | Staff
    Paris (AFP) - Gerard Depardieu played a Frenchman desperate to do anything to live in America in the 1990 movie "Green Card", but in a new interview, he shows little love for the US. "The US? They're a people who have constantly destroyed others," the 66-year-old actor railed in a broadcast Thursday by Paris radio station France Inter, taken from an interview he gave the day before to Russian journalists in Moscow. "They fought each other, destroyed the Indians, after that they perpetrated slavery, then there was the civil war," he said. "After that, they were the first to use...
  • Rawhide and Donald Trump

    10/08/2015 6:07:14 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 28 replies
    Pravda ^ | 10/8/2015 | Pravda
    Rolling Rollin' Rollin'; Keep them doggies movin' Anyone familiar with the title would also know that those words are the opening lyrics to a popular theme song. 'Rawhide' was a U.S. TV hit series that premiered in the 1960's. As much as it is a catchy tune, 'Rawhide' served a higher purpose. The music spoke to the nation. And the rousing lyrics were a sweet sound to the people. Americans felt confident about themselves. With their young President, John F. Kennedy, the people had at last found new hope. There was promise of a good tomorrow; chiefly because citizens had...
  • Putins New War is a sign Obamas Mid East Policy Successful. (Propaganda Alert)

    10/08/2015 5:36:45 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 22 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 10/8/15 | Daily Beast
    The Russian airstrikes on Syria are a sign that U.S. policy is working, a senior State Department official told shocked Syrian-American advocates in a private meeting on Monday. The “Russians wouldn’t have to help Assad if we didn’t weaken him,” U.S. special envoy for Syria Michael Ratney said, according to multiple participants in the meeting and contemporaneous notes. Russian intervention, he went on to say, is a sign of success for American policy on Syria. The special envoy’s remarks come even as Russia began launching long-range cruise missiles into Syria from the Caspian Sea. It’s a move that Pentagon officials...
  • Archaeologist Believes Remains of Sodom’s Fiery Destruction Have Been Found

    10/07/2015 4:56:32 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 48 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | 10/5/2015 | Garrett Haley
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – An experienced archaeologist who has spent a decade searching for the ancient ruins of Sodom is now confident that his team has located the ill-fated biblical city and evidence of its sudden destruction. Dr. Steven Collins is a distinguished professor of Archaeology at Trinity Southwest University in Albuquerque and is also dean of the school’s College of Archaeology & Biblical History. In addition to writing dozens of scholarly books and journal articles, Collins frequently visits the Middle East, where he participates in ongoing archaeological research. Since 2005, Collins has led excavations in the southern Jordan Valley in...
  • 3 Teens Died After Principal Hypnotized Them

    10/07/2015 2:36:52 PM PDT · by Aliska · 54 replies
    Newser ^ | October 7, 2015 | Michael Harthorne
    (NEWSER) – On Tuesday, a Florida school board approved a $600,000 payout to the families of three students who died after being hypnotized by their high school principal, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports. The bizarre case started in 2011 when 16-year-old North Port High School student Wesley McKinley hanged himself after being hypnotized by principal George Kenney multiple times. Friends say McKinley couldn't remember his own name after hypnosis sessions to improve his guitar playing.
  • (For Realz...) NPR creates NEW Diverse Confederate Flag.

    10/07/2015 1:13:51 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 25 replies
  • Kremlin sets out to extend control over the Russian Internet

    10/07/2015 6:05:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 7, 2015 6:55 AM EDT | Albina Kovalyova
    Galina Timchenko recalls how proud she felt when the Russian news website she edited reached 3 million users per day. When she reported the figures to the website’s owner, he was horrified. “At that moment something snapped inside and I understood that this is the end, because there cannot be such an influential resource that is not controlled by the Kremlin,” Timchenko said. A month later, she was fired and a more Kremlin-friendly editor was brought in to run the website, The shakeup at last year came as the government was pushing through a slew of new laws...
  • Russian Embassy Openly Trolls Washington and Saudi Arabia on Twitter (Check this out!)

    10/06/2015 8:38:46 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 9 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 10/06/15 |
    I found this Googling "Saudi, Russia,Obama".....Its dated today. If verified as true its marvelous!!! Im laughing my arse off! Enjoy!!! Russian Embassy trolls Washington and Saudi Arabia on Twitter
  • Farrakhan’s Fiery Rant on Obama and Jews: ‘I Am That Man That Represents the Messiah ...

    10/06/2015 8:25:23 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 28 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 6, 2015 | Billy Hallowell
    Full Title: Farrakhan’s Fiery Rant on Obama and Jews: ‘I Am That Man That Represents the Messiah That Has Come to End This Civilization’ "he Minister Louis Farrakhan said that he “represents the messiah that has come to end this civilization” and accused the Jews of having mass control over Hollywood, the media and the banking system during a recent, hour-long appearance on “The Rock Newman Show. Farrakhan also discussed President Barack Obama’s public rejection of some of his past statements during the 2008 presidential campaign, saying that Obama’s denunciation didn’t hurt him and that he was willing to simply...
  • Soldier at Fort Campbell killed during training exercise

    10/06/2015 3:09:22 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 4 replies ^ | 10/6/15 | Chuck Morris
    FORT CAMPBELL, KY (WSMV) - A Fort Campbell soldier died on Tuesday after being shot during a training exercise, according to officials. A spokesman said the solider, who has not been identified, died around 10:20 a.m. at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital on post at Fort Campbell. No other soldiers were injured. The death is currently under investigation.
  • All Good Things . . .

    10/06/2015 11:37:13 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 27 replies
    RedState ^ | October 5, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    The cat is now completely out of the bag, so I might as well fess up. I am leaving at the end of this year. June 3rd was my 40th birthday and also my 10th year on the payroll as Editor-in-Chief of RedState. I emailed the corporate overlords that day and told them it was time to start planning a transition. Frankly, I wanted to be done the week after the RedState Gathering, but they asked me to stay till the end of the year and I agreed. When I first became Editor-in-Chief, I was also CEO of RedState, Inc....
  • Marine dead with gunshot wound to head at Camp Pendleton shooting range

    10/05/2015 5:45:18 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 48 replies
    LA ^ | 10/5/15 | Tony Perry
    A young Marine was found dead from a gunshot wound to his head at a marksmanship range at Camp Pendleton early Monday, officials said. The Marine, from the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, was part of a training exercise in which live ammunition was used, said officials at the Marine Corps base.
  • American Airlines pilot dies mid-flight during trip to Boston

    10/05/2015 2:36:53 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 24 replies
    The Verge ^ | October 5, 2015 | Chris Welch
    An American Airlines pilot became incapacitated and later died during an early red-eye flight from Phoenix to Boston on Monday. The company has yet to release the pilot's name or details on what caused his death. The plane's co-pilot took over the controls of the Airbus A320 and safely landed the 147-passenger flight in Syracuse around 7AM ET in an emergency attempt to get the pilot medical attention. The flight originally departed shortly after midnight on Monday.
  • Caller puts it ALL into perspective on the Middle East and the US Govt

    10/05/2015 7:29:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    I wonder if this guy is a Freeper? Anyhow, this caller "Burt" from Utah on a National Radio Talk Show, the Savage Nation really lays it out nicely about everything in the Middle East. You can doubt him if you want, but I believe "Burt" nailed it on the head. Starts at 1 hour and 24 minutes, goes through a break (don't worry there are no commercials), and the guy is still there. Just listen to it and let me know what you think.
  • Hampshire College: Diversity without Depth?

    10/05/2015 6:23:55 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 2, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    As we noted in a previous post, when Hampshire College became the first institution of higher learning in the United States to shun SAT scores as an admissions requirement, the school’s president waxed rhapsodic about the diversity the change engendered. As it happens, Hampshire’s course catalogue is also rather diverse. Here is a sampling: • The emergence of literacy; • Philosophy of Education; • Intro to Tabletop Game Design; • Apprenticeship in Animal Communication Research; • The Social Psychology of Building Peace in the Context of Violent Intergroup Conflict; • Women in Game Programming; • Animal Behavior Theory; • Critical...
  • Students warned: Bulging biceps, big guns advance unhealthy masculinity

    10/05/2015 6:20:33 AM PDT · by tang-soo · 83 replies
    The College Fix ^ | October 5, 2015 | JR Ridley
    The size of G.I. Joe’s biceps and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s guns in the Terminator movies is proof that the dominant form of masculinity is out of control. That message and similar ones were conveyed recently to students during Vanderbilt University’s “Healthy Masculinities Week,” organized by the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center. Attendance for students was optional. The Vanderbilt week kicked off with a lecture by the first man to minor in women’s studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Jackson Katz. (His alma mater now offers a bachelor’s in women, gender and sexuality studies.) Entire article can be found hee.
  • SHOCK: LA Times Labels Black Oregon Shooter as White Supremacist!!!

    10/05/2015 5:47:59 AM PDT · by grundle · 16 replies ^ | October 3, 2015 | Brandon Darby
    The Los Angeles Times has labeled the Oregon shooter as having “white supremacist leanings” even though the shooter was black. The shooter identified as “mixed race” and reportedly had a black mother. Quoting an alleged anonymous source in law enforcement, the paper wrote, “A federal law enforcement source familiar with the investigation said, though, that authorities had obtained some of Harper-Mercer’s writings, as well as a note he left behind, suggesting that he supported white-supremacist causes and opposed organized religion. He also liked to discuss military history, the official said.” Regarding the race of the shooter and his motivations, the...
  • Woman Desperate to be Blind Poured Drain Cleaner in Eyes, Now Happier than Ever

    10/05/2015 12:29:55 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    WDAF-TV ^ | 10/01/15 | WDAF-TV
    A North Carolina woman says she is happier than ever after fulfilling her lifelong wish of becoming blind. Shuping said that her fascination with blindness began when she was about 6-years old. “By the time I was six I remember that thinking about being blind made me feel comfortable,” she told Barcroft TV. As a teen Shuping said she began wearing thick, black sunglasses and walking with a cane. By the age of 20, she was even fluent in braille. “I was ‘blind-simming’, which is pretending to be blind, but the idea kept coming up in my head and by...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    10/04/2015 10:29:54 AM PDT · by Faith · 10 replies
    October 4, 2015 | Faith
    But rise, and stand upon your feet; for I have appeared unto you for this purpose, to make you a minister and a witness both of these things which you have seen and those things in which I will appear unto you . . . Acts 26: 16
  • 1959 Roseburg Blast

    10/04/2015 4:10:22 AM PDT · by robowombat · 19 replies
    In the early morning hours of August 7, 1959 a fire at Gerretsen Building Supply Company ignited a truck parked on the adjacent street. The truck was carrying a two ton load of dynamite and four and one-half tons of ammonium nitrate. The subsequent blast leveled eight city blocks. The explosion created a crater fifty-two feet in diameter and twelve feet deep. Three hundred businesses within a thirty block radius were damaged by the blast. Of those, seventy-two were declared structurally unsafe resulting in major repairs and renovation. Twelve buildings beyond the eight block perimeter were condemned. The face of...
  • Strangers pay it forward to WWII vet as a 'Thank You' (free Subway sandwich everyday for vet)

    10/03/2015 6:59:59 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 15 replies
    WAFF (Alabama) ^ | 9/30/2015 | Marie Waxel
    MUSCLE SHOALS, AL (WAFF) - A simple act of kindness has sparked a chain reaction for a North Alabama World War II veteran. Strangers are buying the veteran lunch, as a way to say thank you. Like clockwork, 93-year-old Mr. Gilbert goes to Subway for lunch, usually alone, but Wednesday his son is visiting from out of state. Everyday it's the same turkey sandwich and conversation with those around him. Sharing his contagious smile and a courageous past. "I turned 20-years-old, 60 days later I'm in the Army and I went to the South Pacific,” said Gilbert. Mr. Gilbert as...
  • Patrick Kennedy reveals family’s struggles with alcohol in new book

    10/03/2015 5:32:49 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 50 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/3/15 | Christopher Rowland and Matt Viser
    Kennedy, in a book scheduled to be released Monday, provides an intimate picture of a dysfunctional family and some of its well-publicized struggles with alcoholism and mental health issues — and what he describes as a blanket of secrecy that papered over their problems...The book, which Kennedy will discuss on CBS’s “60 Minutes” Sunday night, is bound to rile other members of the famous family. “I know how some of them are going to react,” Kennedy says in a brief excerpt from the show released by CBS. “They’re angry.” He describes a drunken sailing trip in 2000 that turned out...
  • Homeless man in Anchorage uses homemade spear to kill bear

    10/02/2015 7:27:51 PM PDT · by Redcitizen · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 10-02-2015 | MARK THIESSEN
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A homeless man fashioned a machete-like blade to a groomed tree branch and speared a hungry black bear cub that was sniffing for food Friday morning at an illegal camp site in Anchorage. The cub, estimated to be about a year and a half old, and an older bear thought to be its mother had been at the camp site for days stealing food, authorities said.
  • The Church and the Tribulation

    10/02/2015 11:35:16 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 30 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 2 Oct 15 | Don McGee
    A lot of anxiety has been stirred up recently over the teaching that the Church will go through some, if not all of the time known as the Great Tribulation. Jesus referred to this special time in Matthew 24:21, and it has been the springboard for books and movies that portray some very terrifying things to come. Some Christians, thinking that the Church will go through it, are worried and are doing their best to make plans to survive the seven years.They are stockpiling food, water, precious metals, guns and ammunition, etc., in the hope of making it alive until...
  • Think You Can Live Fossil Fuel Free? Take the Challenge [September 28th - October 2nd]

    10/02/2015 11:32:44 AM PDT · by grundle · 27 replies
    Eliminate fossil fuels! We hear it all the time. Sounds easy, right? Then pledge to live fossil fuel free for a week and see what it's really like. The nationwide Fossil Fuel Free Week is set for September 28th - October 2nd. Are you willing to take the challenge? What's That You Say? It's not that easy - fossil fuels are everywhere! Here are common items to avoid if you really want to take the Challenge. Check back daily to see more. Day 1 “I'll just ride my bike instead of driving.” Great! But you're riding on rubber tires and...
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Movie The Walk Is Literally Making People Throw Up

    10/02/2015 10:49:10 AM PDT · by xp38 · 30 replies
    E ^ | Oct 1 2015 | Madelyn Abry
    We have heard of putting the audience in the middle of the action but this is taking it a little far. The Walk is based on the infamous story of tightrope walker Philippe Petit, who walked across a wire connected to the Twin Towers in 1974. The movie was shot in 3D, making the already terrifying heights actually come to life. So much so that audiences are literally vomiting at the sight of it. The Walk held press screening this week and the reception was queasy. But at least it wasn't because the movie was terrible (that's left for films...
  • The Ideal GOP Ticket? What Some Canadians Think

    10/01/2015 7:55:17 PM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 63 replies
    Poletical ^ | October 1st, 2015 | Contributors
    Donald Trump's number one qualification is that he is not a politician. He reminds us everyday and it's true. People may not like what he has to say or how he says it, but America needs Donald Trump. He and Ted Cruz have a similar plan to simplify the tax code, secure the border and make America an economic engine of the world. The two can unite the Tea Party movement and Trump alone can appeal to Democrat voters to beat Hillary Clinton. Recent polls have shown Trump appealing to voters of all stripes. Trump also has a tough foreign...
  • Serious Global Cooling Discovered (Dang Science Ruining the Narrative Anyway)

    10/01/2015 7:52:25 PM PDT · by American Faith Today · 9 replies
    AM TV ^ | October 1, 2015 | amtv
    Serious Global Cooling Discovered as Paris Climate Deal Looms 10/01/2015 Share As world leaders get ready to head to Paris for the latest pact on cutting CO2 emissions, it has emerged that there isn’t as much urgency about the matter as had been thought. A team of top-level atmospheric chemistry boffins from France and Germany say they have identified a new process by which vast amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are emitted into the atmosphere from the sea – a process which was unknown until now, meaning that existing climate models do not take account of it. The effect...
  • White House Using Screens To Stop Chinese Delegation From Witnessing Protests…

    10/01/2015 2:03:11 PM PDT · by grundle · 11 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | September 25, 2015
    What does one shallow dictator do when another delicate dictator visits a land of freedom? The @WhiteHouse puts up screens to block #Xi's view of protestors during visit. Bad move. Insult to American values.
  • The hidden inequality of who dies in car crashes

    10/01/2015 1:54:24 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 86 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/01/2015 | By Emily Badger and Christopher Ingraham
    Traffic fatalities in the United States have been plummeting for years, a major victory for regulation (strict drunken driving laws have helped) and auto innovation (we have safer cars). But that progress obscures a surprising type of inequality: The most disadvantaged are more likely — and have grown even more likely over time — to die in car crashes than people who are well-off. New research by Sam Harper, Thomas J. Charters and Erin C. Strumpf, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, finds that improvements in road safety since the 1990s haven't been evenly shared. The biggest declines in...
  • Man Pleads Guilty To Trying To Set Up Terror Camp In Oregon

    10/01/2015 11:51:50 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 9 replies
    KGW.Com - Oregon ^ | March 30, 2015 | Tom Hays
    NEW YORK (AP) - A mentally ill British man pleaded guilty Monday to U.S. charges he plotted to set up an al-Qaida training camp on a ranch in a remote part of Oregon that was likened to Afghanistan. Haroon Aswat admitted he traveled to Bly, Oregon, in 1999 at the direction of Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, a double-amputee and radical cleric based in London. His orders were to help train recruits "who wanted to participate in jihad on behalf of a terrorist organization," he said in a barely audible voice at the sentencing in federal court in Manhattan. Before pleading guilty...
  • couple finds snapping turtle impaled with a screwdriver

    10/01/2015 11:43:23 AM PDT · by pabianice · 81 replies
    pjstar ^ | 9/29/15 | Luciano
    CHILLICOTHE — You know the tale about the tortoise and the hare? In beating the odds, that’s nothing compared to a plucky snapping turtle in Chillicothe. The critter was brutally stabbed through its shell and body, then survived for days — teeming with blood and maggots — before lumbering into a Chillicothe neighborhood Saturday. There, Paul and Diane Tuttle spotted the turtle a yellow screwdriver sticking out of its green shell, yet persistently plodding upon the pavement. Who would do such a cruel thing to an animal? Paul Tuttle, an 18-year Peoria police officer, says the stabbing was no accident...
  • Major Hikes Expected As State Releases 2016 Insurance Rates

    10/01/2015 8:21:44 AM PDT · by smartyaz · 9 replies
    CBS MN ^ | 10/1/2015 | Staff
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State officials and thousands of Minnesota residents are bracing for big increases to health insurance rates next year. The state was expected on Thursday to release rate increases for companies selling insurance to hundreds of thousands of residents in the individual market in 2016. That includes polices sold on MNsure. Most companies have proposed increases of more than 20 percent. Blue Cross Blue Shield, the largest insurer in the individual market, has asked for a hike of more than 50 percent.
  • Russian Scientist ... stronger and healthier after injecting himself with 'eternal life' bacteria

    09/30/2015 7:45:11 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 34 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 30 September 2015 | Helena Horton
    If injecting yourself with 3.5 million-year-old bacteria could keep you looking and feeling youthful and healthy without having to fork out for a gym membership, would you do it? Russian scientist Anatoli Brouchkov, head of the Geocryology Department at Moscow State University, is looking for the key to eternal youth. He has therefore become a human guinea pig for some bacteria that could perhaps hold the key to longevity. The bacteria,named Bacillus F, is amazing because it has remained alive in the permafrost for millions of years. Scientists have tested it on mice and human blood cells, but this wasn't...
  • Hurricane Joaquin to Hammer US East Coast With Flooding, Strong Winds

    09/30/2015 6:31:11 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 70 replies ^ | September 30, 2015 | Alex Sosnowski
    While there are still scenarios that would take Hurricane Joaquin out to sea, the possibility of the hurricane reaching the Eastern United States coast is gaining merit. Hurricane Joaquin is rapidly intensifying.
  • Fight for Food in Venezuela - Food Shortage in Venezuela [five minute video at a supermarket]

    09/29/2015 11:40:54 PM PDT · by grundle · 32 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 31, 2014
  • Inauguration of Ronald Reagan 1981 (full coverage)

    09/29/2015 1:22:04 PM PDT · by NRx · 30 replies
    YouTube ^ | 01-20-1981 | CBS News
    Full television coverage of the inauguration of Ronald Reagan from January 20th 1981. About eight hours in length.
  • Georgia Parents Outraged After School Teaches 6th Graders Tenets of Islam (Video)

    09/29/2015 6:32:47 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 09/28/15 | Jim Hoft
    Georgia parents are outraged after their middle school teaches children about the tenets of Islam. The school is teaching Islam to 6th graders. Many Walton County parents are outraged that their middle school students are learning the tenets of Islam as part of their Social Studies class. Parent Ryan Breece objected to the assignment his 6th Grade daughter brought home from Youth Middle School. “My daughter learning the Islamic faith kinda contradicts my faith in general. I would prefer to receive that info in advance so I can decide if that goes against my faith,” parent Ryan Breece said. Breece...
  • Giant Geyser Erupts After Over Five Years

    09/29/2015 3:04:50 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 31 replies ^ | September 28, 2015 | Sean Reichard
    Some surprising news out of Yellowstone National Park: Giant Geyser, one of its most powerful, erupted early this morning (Monday) around 5:03 a.m. MST. This is all the more amazing because Giant, reportedly the second tallest active geyser in the world behind Steamboat Geyser, has a remarkably spotty eruption record. Indeed, it has several different eruptions, according to the Geyser Observation and Study Association. Unlike Steamboat, however, Giant Geyser has been known to veer into periods of remarkable activity for much longer periods. For large swaths of 1997 and 1998, Giant Geyser erupted every three to four days, with some...
  • Why some scientists are worried about a surprisingly cold ‘blob’ in the North Atlantic

    09/28/2015 6:22:55 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 80 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | 24 Sept 2015 | By Chris Mooney
    It is, for our home planet, an extremely warm year. Indeed, last week we learned from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that the first eight months of 2015 were the hottest such stretch yet recorded for the globe’s surface land and oceans, based on temperature records going back to 1880. It’s just the latest evidence that we are, indeed, on course for a record-breaking warm year in 2015. Yet, if you look closely, there’s one part of the planet that is bucking the trend. In the North Atlantic Ocean south of Greenland and Iceland, the ocean surface has seen...
  • George Zimmerman goes on depraved Twitter rant after retweeting picture of Trayvon Martin's corpse

    09/28/2015 1:36:09 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 49 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 09/28/2015 | BY Jason Silverstein
    George Zimmerman's Twitter trolling has reached a new low. Days after retweeting an image of Trayvon Martin's corpse, Zimmerman went on a depraved Twitter tirade Monday afternoon, spewing racist rants and boasting about "mocking all you trolls." The man who shot and killed Martin three years ago also gave out an apparent stranger's phone number, referring "all media inquiries" to the unsuspecting man.