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  • Woman in UK watched lover in Delhi slash himself to death over 10 hours

    04/18/2012 6:38:18 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 6 replies
    The Times of India ^ | April 19, 2012 | The Times of India
    NEW DELHI/LONDON: This bizarre deathwatch occurred across continents 11,000km apart over four months back, but few knew about it until now. A British automobile consultant slashed his throat and wrists in his rented Green Park flat in South Delhi while his girlfriend watched in horror on Skype from Reading in the UK. The consultant, Adrian Rowland, 53, was video-chatting with his partner, Julie Zalinski, when he suddenly slashed himself with a broken bottle. Speaking for the first time about the shocking experience at an inquest on the death in Oxford, UK, Julie Zalinski said on Tuesday that she had informed...
  • Sperm Donor Has Fathered 87 Kids the Natural Way

    04/18/2012 5:06:22 PM PDT · by grundle · 44 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 18, 2012
    Meet Ed Houben, a unique kind of hands on sperm donor who sleeps with women to help them conceive naturally. So far has recorded fathering 87 children and five more kids are on the way. Houben, 42, looks more like the Dutch historian that he is rather than a sex machine, something that he readily admits. He also admits that he “barely had sex” when he began donating his sperm a decade ago. “Ten years ago, I was not exactly David Hasselhoff in Baywatch,” he confessed to ABC News by phone from his home in Maastricht, Holland. Houben initially donated...
  • If You Went To High School In the 60s or 70s, and Need A Break, Watch This Video For Fun. No, It's not political, but it sure is fun. Was sent to me by friend at network. See below why the whole thing is really a video work of art. It's something you will see as you watch it.... but may not realize what you are really seeing
  • Magnetic fields can send particles to infinity....[and beyond!]

    04/18/2012 1:17:03 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies ^ | 04-17-2012 | Provided by FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology
    Researchers from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM, Spain) have mathematically shown that particles charged in a magnetic field can escape into infinity without ever stopping. One of the conditions is that the field is generated by current loops situated on the same plane. At the moment this is a theoretical mathematical study, but two researchers from UCM have recently proved that, in certain conditions, magnetic fields can send particles to infinity, according to the study published in the journal Quarterly of Applied Mathematics. "If a particle 'escapes' to infinity it means two things: that it will never stop, and...
  • Massive great white shark reportedly hooked off coast of Mexico

    04/18/2012 12:43:35 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 18, 2012
    A great white shark nearly 20 feet long and weighing 2,000 pounds was reportedly hooked by commercial fishermen in the Sea of Cortez in northwestern Mexico. The massive catch, according to local reports by Milenio News, would be one of the longest great white sharks ever recorded if verified at a length 19.8 feet, or 6 meters. The shark, which was dead when it was brought to the surface, was netted by fishermen named Guadalupe and Baltazar, according to reports. "We were amazed and immediately realized that we had a huge, dead, great white shark, and then we thought 'what...
  • Serious blow to dark matter theories? New study finds mysterious lack of dark matter...

    04/18/2012 12:11:06 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 58 replies ^ | 04-18-2012 | Provided by ESO
    Full title: Serious blow to dark matter theories? New study finds mysterious lack of dark matter in Sun's neighborhood The most accurate study so far of the motions of stars in the Milky Way has found no evidence for dark matter in a large volume around the Sun. According to widely accepted theories, the solar neighbourhood was expected to be filled with dark matter, a mysterious invisible substance that can only be detected indirectly by the gravitational force it exerts. But a new study by a team of astronomers in Chile has found that these theories just do not fit...
  • Secret Service looking into Ted Nugent's violent anti-Obama rant....Hate-monger Farakahn also???

    04/18/2012 9:52:26 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 59 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 04/17/12 | Lee-Anne Goodman
    The U.S. Secret Service is investigating faded '70s rock star Ted Nugent for his recent insistence he'll be "dead or in jail" in a year's time if President Barack Obama is re-elected in November. At a convention of the National Rifle Association over the weekend, the longtime gun advocate compared Obama and the Democrats to a coyote who should be shot. "It isn't the enemy that ruined America," he said as he reaffirmed his endorsement of Republican front-runner Mitt Romney.
  • [Vanity] Help Preserve the Spirit of the American Revolution

    04/18/2012 9:26:06 AM PDT · by TBP · 3 replies
    An excellent organization helping to preserve our founding principles, particularly appropriate on this anniversary.
  • "Bachelor" to be hit with race discrimination lawsuit

    04/18/2012 9:23:44 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 57 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 18, 2012
    (Reuters) - A pair of African American men expect to file a lawsuit against ABC television and the producer of reality dating shows "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" charging racial discrimination, attorneys said on Tuesday. The class action, to be filed in federal court on Wednesday, is being brought by two residents of Nashville, Tennessee who claim the popular shows intentionally exclude people of color.
  • Hotels, rec centers try to slow pool access regs

    04/18/2012 8:55:42 AM PDT · by B Knotts · 27 replies
    AP ^ | 4/18/2012 | Russ Bynum
    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Owners and managers of swimming pools at hotels, city recreation centers and public parks are scrambling to install mechanical chair lifts to comply with new federal requirements that all public pools be accessible to disabled swimmers. Some hotels fear the cost of the equipment or fines for noncompliance could put them out of business, and an industry lobbyist says others may close their pools this summer if they can't upgrade in time, though the government can offer more time to those having trouble paying for it. Swimmers with disabilities say the changes are overdue. "I couldn't...
  • Prison Inmate Sues Hospital Over Circumcision As A Newborn

    04/17/2012 2:25:45 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    KWTX ^ | April 17, 2012 | KWTX
    Prison Inmate Sues Hospital Over Circumcision As A Newborn SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (April 17, 2012)--South Dakota prison inmate Dean Cochrun is suing the hospital where he was circumcised as a newborn, claiming the procedure has robbed him of his sexual prowess. The suit asks for $1,000 in compensatory and punitive damages. Cochrun is acting as his own lawyer. The lawsuit also requests that his circumcision be reversed.
  • Secrets of the Presidents Club: How Bill Clinton Learned to Salute

    04/17/2012 1:43:25 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 34 replies
    Time ^ | Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2012 | Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy
    -SNIP- But Clinton was not expecting a lesson in precision saluting when his motorcade pulled up to Reagan's post-presidential office in Los Angeles in late November 1992, a few weeks after he had defeated Bush. Clinton was mostly paying a courtesy call on the Great Communicator, who by now was 81 years old to Clinton's 46. The two men had met before, in the early 1980s, when Clinton attended a White House dinner that Reagan hosted for all the governors. This time, they sat in Reagan's office mostly talking about safe subjects: the economy, the need to limit spending, the...
  • An Anniversary of Heroism and Shame: The Bay of Pigs (This day on April 17, 1961)

    04/17/2012 1:31:34 PM PDT · by LibFreeUSA · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 17, 2012 | Humberto Fontova
    "They fought like tigers," writes the CIA officer who helped train the Cubans who splashed ashore at the Bay of Pigs 51 years ago today. "But their fight was doomed before the first man hit the beach." That CIA man, Grayston Lynch, knew something about fighting - and about long odds. He carried scars from Omaha Beach, The Battle of the Bulge and Korea's Heartbreak Ridge. But in those battles Lynch and his band of brothers counted on the support of their Commander in Chief. At the Bay of Pigs, Grayston Lynch (an American) and his band of brothers (Cubans)...
  • Goebbel’s Principles of Propaganda (See p.4)

    04/17/2012 1:02:35 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 8 replies
    1. Propagandist must have access to intelligence concerning events and public opinion. 2. Propaganda must be planned and executed by only one authority. a. It must issue all the propaganda directives b. It must explain propaganda directives to important officials and maintain their morale c. It must oversee other agencies’ activities which have propaganda consequences 3. The propaganda consequences of an action must be considered in planning that action. 4. Propaganda must affect the enemy’s policy and action. a. By suppressing propagandistically desirable material which can provide the enemy with useful intelligence b. By openly disseminating propaganda whose content or...
  • Mysterious Particle Found After Decades of Searching (Majorana fermion)

    04/17/2012 12:16:44 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 16 replies
    Live Science ^ | April 17, 2012 | Jesse Emspak
    An elusive particle that is its own antiparticle may have been found, and, if confirmed, would be the first time a phenomenon predicted decades ago has been seen in a real system. Some researchers suggest that in the future, this mysterious particle called a Majorana fermion could be useful in carrying bits of information in quantum computers. In a paper published in the journal Science Thursday, Vincent Mourikand Leo P. Kouwenhoven said they were able to make the Majorana fermions appear by exposing a small circuit to a magnetic field. Until now, the only suggestion of the particle's existence was...
  • Sarah Silverman's 'vile' before-and-after abortion photos

    04/17/2012 12:13:10 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 29 replies
    The Week ^ | Mon, Apr 16, 2012
    The comedian is no stranger to controversy, but even some of her fans are questioning whether her latest stunt went over the line The image: The comedian Sarah Silverman just fired the latest salvo in the so-called War on Women. Known for making edgy jokes about rape and the Holocaust, Silverman created an uproar by tweeting a fake before-and-after picture of herself with the caption, "Got a quickie aborsh in case R v W gets overturned." Referring to Republican promises to roll back the landmark 1973 Roe v Wade decision that legalized abortion, the "before" picture shows her with a...
  • OK if it's Mittens I HOPE that...

    04/17/2012 11:54:15 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 47 replies
    17 April 2012 | US Navy Vet
    ...he wins(he will w/out my vote) by less the 1% so he STARTS out weak and scared. MAYBE we can mitigate the risk and damage he can/would do.
  • Report: Pilot mistook Venus for aircraft, plunged plane toward Atlantic

    04/17/2012 11:45:59 AM PDT · by onlylewis · 52 replies ^ | 4/17/12 | NewsCore
    An Air Canada pilot mistook the planet Venus for another aircraft and plunged his plane towards the Atlantic Ocean to avoid a collision. Read more:
  • Proposed Tax Increase then Hold on to Your Wallet

    04/17/2012 10:54:41 AM PDT · by sr4402 · 3 replies
    Self ^ | 04/17/2012 | Vanity
    Any time a Politician proposes a tax increase hold on to your wallet. Here's why: After the tax increase is passed (typically upon the "wealthy" or on "greedy businessmen"). The wealthy start leaving. They move themselves and or their businesses to other states or other countries to avoid the new taxation. Some businesses will actually fail. When this happens, Revenues fall far from projections or actually decrease. When Revenues Fall or actually decrease THAT POLITICIAN IS BACKED INTO A CORNER AND HAS TO PROPOSE HIGHER TAXES TYPICALLY ON EVERYBODY. AND THIS INCLUDES YOU. So when you hear of a Tax...
  • House Speaker John Boehner endorses Mitt Romney

    04/17/2012 10:13:28 AM PDT · by South40 · 16 replies
    LATimes ^ | 4/17/2012 | Lisa Mascaro
    Reporting from Washington— House Speaker John A. Boehner endorsed GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney in the latest nod from the Republican establishment for the party's presumed front-runner. For months Boehner had steered clear of signaling a preference in the belabored GOP primary race, particularly because of his shared time -- and differences -- in the House with then-Speaker Newt Gingrich. He also has been selected to be convention chairman.