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  • DATE WITH DISASTER Friday the 13th is TODAY! Here’s what’s happened on Friday 13 in history

    04/12/2018 11:34:05 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 25 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | 13th April 2018 | Sophie Roberts
    ... Whether you are superstitious or not, here is everything you need to know about the widely-feared day...
  • Some spooky things are happening at serial killer Ted Bundy’s childhood home

    05/08/2017 5:51:21 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 21 replies
    star-telegram.com ^ | Stacia Glenn
    Unexplainable things happened in the Tacoma house where serial killer Ted Bundy grew up. So many things, in fact, that a contractor hired to remodel the home penciled Bible scriptures on the walls and brought in two pastors to bless the house. “I’m not one to believe a lot of this stuff, but this house made me a believer,” said Casey Clopton, the contractor. A cry for help appeared on a window as crew members worked in the basement. Heavy furniture wedged into a wall toppled over. Doors and cabinets seemed to open themselves. It all started in September, when...
  • A Deer Was Caught Gnawing on Human Remains and the End Is Nigh

    05/05/2017 6:09:14 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 91 replies
    gizmodo ^ | 5/5/17 | George Dvorsky
    Deer are generally considered one of the more benign creatures of the forest, going about their herbivorous ways in peace. But as new research shows, there’s a dark side to these ungulates. Using camera traps, forensic scientists have captured unprecedented photos of deer munching on the skeletal remains of a human carcass. “Herein, we report on the first known photographic evidence of deer gnawing human remains,” write the Texas State University researchers in their new study, which can be found in the Journal of Forensic Sciences. On its own, this behavior is noteworthy enough, but the finding could prove useful...
  • Racial disparities persist in U.S. schools, study finds

    06/07/2016 9:07:06 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 74 replies
    CNN ^ | Tue June 7, 2016 | Saeed Ahmed
    It's been more than a half a century since the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education ruling found that "separate but equal" has no place in U.S. public schools. And yet, true racial equality in our education system is yet to materialize. That's clear from the startling revelations in the latest Education Department report released Tuesday. Entitled the Civil Rights Data Collection, the survey is conducted biennially. This one surveyed 50 million students in 95,000 schools during the 2013-2014 school year. It shows how much African-American and Latino students still lag in terms of opportunities. The disparity "tears at...
  • Lost Tapes Reveal Apollo Astronauts Heard Unexplained ‘Music’ On Far Side Of The Moon

    02/21/2016 10:04:16 AM PST · by PROCON · 130 replies
    HUFFPO ^ | Feb. 20, 2016 | Lee Speigel
    The crew of an Apollo mission to the moon were so startled when they encountered strange music-like radio transmissions coming through their headsets, they didn't know whether or not to report it to NASA, it's been revealed. It was 1969, two months before Apollo 11's historic first manned landing on the moon, when Apollo 10 entered lunar orbit, which included traversing the far side of the moon when all spacecraft are out of radio contact with Earth for about an hour and nobody on Earth can see or hear them. As far as the public knew, everything about the mission...
  • Nearly half of Chicago's young black men are out of work, out of school

    01/25/2016 3:38:15 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 31 replies
    .chicagonow.com ^ | 25 Jan 2016 | Austin Berg,
    Anecdotal evidence surrounding Chicago City Council’s Dec. 2, 2014, vote to hike the minimum wage by 58 percent over four and a half years suggests this trend will continue. The owner of the iconic Original Rainbow Cone ice cream shop in Beverley said she would be forced to cut the number of students her business employs over the summer by half. A Panera Bread location cited the hike when it decided to close, as did Home Run Inn pizza when it killed plans to open a new location in Portage Park.
  • Fire department called after robot vacuum “attacks” sleeping owner

    02/09/2015 12:56:27 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 9 replies
    geek.com ^ | 02/06/15 | Matthew Humphries
    One day the robots may rebel against humans, taking control of the world and turning us into a relatively green source of energy. But today is not that day, even if one such robot did “attack” its owner in South Korea.
  • What ever happened to the good old Sunday Evening ZOTS?

    11/23/2014 8:13:08 PM PST · by PROCON · 141 replies
    don't zot me bro | Nov. 23, 2014 | Vanity
    As a relative n00b, I remember when I first signed up on FR and being careful not to post anything at first for fear of ***SOB*** FReeper ridicule, that most every Sunday evening, some DUer or other troll would post some stupid, provocative thread just to piss FReepers off.The retaliation by FReepers was immediate and relentless. The troll was soundly over-powered by logic and facts that completely destroyed their point.The Viking kitties emerged and the trolls were soundly zotted into oblivion.Anyhoo, I haven't seen a good, Sunday evening ZOT in awhile. Do you have any favorite ZOTS that you remember?
  • Ancient Martian civilisation was wiped out by nuclear bomb-wielding aliens& they could attack Earth

    11/22/2014 12:08:38 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 133 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 18:15 EST, 21 November 2014 | Jonathan O'Callaghan for
    If you're planning to go to the 2014 Annual Fall Meeting of the American Physical Society in Illinois this Saturday, you might be in for a bit of a surprise with the final talk of the day. Because that's when plasma physicist Dr John Brandenburg will present his theory that an ancient civilisation on Mars was wiped out by a nuclear attack from another alien race. In his bizarre theory, Dr Brandenburg says ancient Martians known as Cydonians and Utopians were massacred in the attack - and evidence of the genocide can still be seen today. Back in 2011 the...
  • Strange, fanged deer persists in Afghanistan

    10/31/2014 12:18:51 PM PDT · by Redcitizen · 32 replies
    phys.org ^ | 10-31-2014 | Author not shown
    More than 60 years after its last confirmed sighting, a strange deer with vampire-like fangs still persists in the rugged forested slopes of northeast Afghanistan according to a research team led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), which confirmed the species presence during recent surveys.
  • Amid Assurances on Ebola, Obama Is Said to Seethe

    10/17/2014 7:23:41 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 135 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 17, 2014 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR and MARK LANDLER
    WASHINGTON — Beneath the calming reassurance that President Obama has repeatedly offered during the Ebola crisis, there is a deepening frustration, even anger, with how the government has handled key elements of the response.Those frustrations spilled over when Mr. Obama convened his top aides in the Cabinet room after canceling his schedule on Wednesday. Medical officials were providing information that later turned out to be wrong. Guidance to local health teams was not adequate. It was not clear which Ebola patients belonged in which threat categories.“It’s not tight,” a visibly angry Mr. Obama said of the response, according to people...
  • Pentagon watchdog to review plagiarism probe of Sen. John Walsh

    07/30/2014 2:54:37 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 1 replies
    CNN political ticker ^ | 7-30-14 | CNN staff
    The Defense Department’s inspector general will review the academic investigation of plagiarism allegations against Sen. John Walsh. The Montana Democrat is accused of not properly attributing certain material in a paper to complete his master's degree at the Army War College. Carol Kerr, the school’s spokeswoman, said it would launch an Academic Review Board to look into the matter. The results and any recommendations will be forwarded to the Defense Department IG for its “consideration.” The New York Times first reported last week that a review of a 2007 final paper suggests the decorated Iraq war veteran “appropriated at least...
  • Higgs boson scientists: The universe should have collapsed

    06/23/2014 10:58:16 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 31 replies
    Daily Digest News ^ | 6-24-2014 | Ryan Johnson
    Last year’s discovery of the Higgs boson was thought to answer a number of questions regarding how particles derive their mass. Now, however, it seems the discovery of the elusive particle is raising more questions than answers. Physicists at King’s College in London now say they have recreated conditions for the Big Bang now with the information from the discovery of the Higgs boson, and they report that the universe should have expanded too quickly and collapsed.
  • See yet another Obama scandal is once again the GOP's fault not Obama's.

    06/03/2014 9:27:13 PM PDT · by ctpsb · 13 replies
    National Journal ^ | 06/03/2014 | James Oliphant
    "...If they truly fear the unchecked growth of presidential power, then their best option is to come to the table and force compromise. It's the one sure way to keep Obama from going cowboy (or, in their minds, tyrant)."
  • Sheriff Wants Your Prayers; Target of Warrant Could Be Charged For Injuries to Toddler

    06/02/2014 9:40:48 AM PDT · by Altariel · 93 replies
    Reason.com ^ | May 30, 2014 | Ed Krayewski
    CNN has updates on the story of the Georgia SWAT team that threw a flash bang while executing a no-knock warrant that severely burned a nineteen-month-old baby. Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell says the deputies involved are "devastated" and that they've been called "baby killers" and received threats. "All I can say is pray for the baby, his family and for us," the sheriff told CNN. Terrell has insisted his officers and those of the local police department did nothing wrong and blamed the target of the warrant (not found at the house that was invaded) on the attack on...
  • Healthcare.gov crashes on day of deadline for enrollment under Affordable Care Act

    03/31/2014 4:26:44 PM PDT · by Jean S · 48 replies
    blog.al.com ^ | 3/31/14 | Debbie M. Lord
    Healthcare.gov, the troubled website set up to help Americans choose and enroll in a health care policy, crashed early Monday morning, on the final day to begin the process to apply for health insurance. According to a CNBC story, the website crashed around 3:20 a.m. (ET) Monday. It was  still down as of 7:40 a.m.Monday is the deadline to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act -- commonly called Obamacare -- before facing a fine.According to the White House, more than 6 million people have signed up since the enrollment period began on Oct. 1. According to...
  • Fort Worth SWAT Standoff: Who Pays For The Damage On Permian Lane?

    03/19/2014 10:47:10 AM PDT · by fella · 4 replies
    WFAA ^ | 18 March 2014 | MARIE SAAVEDRA
    FORT WORTH — What started as a murder case ended as a standoff at a two-story home on Permian Lane in Fort Worth on December 31, 2013. John St. Angelo, a contractor, had been here before, and chose it as a place to hide from Fort Worth police as they tried to track him down for the murder of his estranged wife, Suzanne Parsons. Police used tear gas and more to break into the home until St. Angelo finally gave up. All the owner of the house could do was watch. "We’re about 12 hours ahead, so I found out...
  • Methylphenidate ADHD Medications: Drug Safety Communication - Risk of Long-lasting Erections

    12/20/2013 1:25:17 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 30 replies
    FDA ^ | 12/17/2013
    ISSUE: FDA is warning that methylphenidate products, one type of stimulant drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), may in rare instances cause prolonged and sometimes painful erections known as priapism. Based on a recent review of methylphenidate products, FDA updated drug labels and patient Medication Guides to include information about the rare but serious risk of priapism. If not treated right away, priapism can lead to permanent damage to the penis. Priapism can occur in males of any age and happens when blood in the penis becomes trapped, leading to an abnormally long-lasting and sometimes painful erection....
  • Obama: I'd fix HealthCare.gov myself, "but I don't write code"

    11/08/2013 12:51:16 PM PST · by Zakeet · 121 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 8, 2013 | Lindsey Boerma
    President Obama wanted to go in himself and fix glitches that have plagued HealthCare.gov since its rollout last month, he told a crowd Friday at the Port of New Orleans, "but," he added, "I don't write code." The president couldn't ignore altogether lingering dissatisfaction with the botched health insurance exchanges, despite that the crux of the speech was intended to move back on the offensive with other aspects of his second-term agenda - specifically, job growth through investments in infrastructure and increasing U.S. exports.
  • Obama denies ‘you can keep it’ videotaped promises

    11/05/2013 5:14:54 AM PST · by Haiku Guy · 193 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/5/13 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama told his enthusiastic supporters Monday night that he never promised what video recordings show him promising at least 29 times. The videos show Obama promising 300 million Americans that “if you like your health-care plan, you will be able to keep your health-care plan, period.” (snip)