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  • Japan To Restart Two Nuclear Reactors

    09/14/2014 8:52:30 PM PDT · by jonatron · 8 replies
    Japan’s nuclear watchdog has given the green light for two reactors to restart but the operator still has to persuade local communities they are safe. sendai-plant Widespread anti-nuclear sentiment has simmered in Japan ever since an earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 caused meltdowns at the Fukushima power plant, sparking the worst atomic disaster since Chernobyl. The country’s nuclear reactors were switched off after the catastrophe. Two reactors were briefly restarted last year but all of Japan’s nuclear plants are currently offline. The go-ahead from the Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA) for two reactors at the Sendai plant (pictured) in southern...
  • The .22 Ammo Shortage Mystery -- Solved!

    08/31/2014 9:34:25 AM PDT · by lbryce · 128 replies
    Motley Fool ^ | August 31, 2014 | Rich Smith
    Earlier this year, CBS News spotlighted a growing shortage of .22-caliber ammunition. "One of the most popular and common" -- and cheapest -- calibers of ammo for hunters and target shooters alike, CBS reports that .22 shells are in short supply these days. Interviewing one supplier, CBS reported that while as recently as two years ago it was still possible to buy .22-caliber ammunition "by the pallet-load... now they're putting restrictions on how much you can get and how you get that ammo." Retailers are shooting blanks This is a problem from ammunition retailers -- and for gun owners as...
  • Hamas Executes 3 for 'Collaboration' with Israel

    08/21/2014 4:34:41 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/8/14
    The armed wing of Hamas has executed three Palestinian Arabs and arrested seven others for allegedly collaborating with Israel during the Gaza war, a website close to the movement reported Thursday. The Majd website quoted a senior security official in the enclave as saying seven people had been arrested on suspicion of scoping out targets for Israel and that three others had been shot dead. The official said that the three were killed after "revolutionary procedures" were completed against them. No date was given for the executions or the arrests. The site added that zero tolerance would be shown to...
  • Cannabis really can trigger paranoia

    07/16/2014 4:44:01 AM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 83 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | Wednesday 16 July 2014 | Daniel Freeman and Jason Freeman
    *The largest ever study of the effects of the main psychoactive component of cannabis suggests that it can cause paranoia in vulnerable individuals* To discover whether cannabis really does cause paranoia in vulnerable individuals, we carried out the largest ever study of the effects of THC (∆9-tetrahydrocannabinol, the drug’s principal psychoactive ingredient). We recruited 121 volunteers, all of whom had taken cannabis at least once before, and all of whom reported having experienced paranoid thoughts in the previous month (which is typical of half the population). None had been diagnosed with a mental illness. The volunteers were randomly chosen to...
  • This Will Be the Primary Reason for World War III

    06/17/2014 12:31:56 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 26 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | June 17 2014 | Dave Hodges
    The Bank of International Settlements Even if Putin and Obama fail to realize the obvious, they are playing for the same team in a script that has been written for them to play out, the script will culminate in World War III. The grand master controlling the world’s central banks needs World War III to happen. They need a war to unify the planet, socially, politically, economically and religiously. We are soon to learn the meaning of the popular NWO phrase, “Out of chaos comes order”.The Death of the Dollar Is the Motivating Force Behind WW III Russia is...
  • Maureen Dowd's marijuana-induced freak out

    06/04/2014 2:49:08 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 77 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4 June 2014 Last updated at 12:21 ET | By Anthony Zurcher
    Maureen Dowd travelled to Colorado in January, ate a bit too much of a marijuana-laced chocolate bar and proceeded to have a Valley-of-the-Dolls-style meltdown in her hotel room. Here's how she describes the experience in her Wednesday New York Times column: "I felt a scary shudder go through my body and brain. I barely made it from the desk to the bed, where I lay curled up in a hallucinatory state for the next eight hours. I was thirsty but couldn't move to get water. Or even turn off the lights. I was panting and paranoid, sure that when the...
  • American paranoia and Bowe Bergdahl (Here it comes)

    06/03/2014 12:23:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | June 3, 2014 | Dan Murphy
    The Taliban prisoner swap for Bowe Bergdahl might do some good, but fear and anger are getting in the way of a realistic appraisal.Richard Hofstadter opened his 1968 essay, "The Paranoid Style in American Politics," with this line: "American politics has often been an arena for angry minds." He continues, "Behind this I believe there is a style of mind that is far from new and that is not necessarily right-wing. I call it the paranoid style simply because no other word adequately evokes the sense of heated exaggeration, suspiciousness, and conspiratorial fantasy that I have in mind." One wonders...
  • Paranoia Has Its Limits As Gun Sales Slump

    05/20/2014 6:04:23 PM PDT · by blam · 58 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 5-20-2014 | Steve Goldstein
    <p>Dick’s Sporting Goods issued a profit warning Tuesday, and the biggest concern from management is over golf equipment. But that’s not the only reason the sporting-goods retailer is struggling.</p> <p>The firm DKS +0.37% also warned over its hunting division, and on a conference call, management made it clear what’s going on.</p>
  • Amazingly Deceptive Headlines, Part 1

    05/18/2014 9:10:58 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 10 replies
    Dollar Collapse ^ | 05/16/2014 | John Rubino
    Reporters and their editors (and the corporations that employ them) have the power to shape readers’ perceptions by, for instance, choosing what fact to put first in a story or which expert to quote in what context. But the most powerful tool is the simplest: the headline. Because many people read only that, and many others have their perception of an article shaped by the first words they see, this sentence fragment is frequently as important as everything that comes after. Consider this, from the Associated Press: "Foreign Holdings of US Treasury Debt Hits Record Foreign buyers of U.S. Treasury...
  • Revealed: The Names Of The Purported Obama Birth Certificate Forgers Unsealed

    05/12/2014 3:30:28 PM PDT · by Sam Troy · 242 replies
    Birther Report ^ | 5-12-2014
    DC Reporter Randy Foreman today obtained a copy of Doug Vogt's sealed filing now at the US Supreme Court which includes the list of people Doug Vogt believes forged Obama's long-form birth certificate. The list includes, Johanna Ah'Nee, Kevin Davidson(Dr. Conspiracy), Loretta Fuddy, and Alvin Onaka... Miki Booth implicated...
  • Business to tea party: Get out of our way

    11/13/2013 6:49:41 AM PST · by Qbert · 70 replies
    CNBC ^ | 13 Nov 2013 | Lawrence Delevingne
    The recent elections underlined a growing tension in political money circles: Business people are increasingly fed up with the activist wing of the Republican Party. It's a trend that will have broad implications for next year's midterm elections and the presidential race in 2016, political experts say. [Snip] And there's more to come. Business interests appear to be rallying behind moderate Republicans Brian Ellis, David Trott and Mike Simpson against tea party-approved challengers Justin Amash, Kerry Bentivolio and Bryan Smith for House seats in 2014 (Ellis and Trott are running in Michigan and Simpson is in Idaho). [Snip] "If the...
  • Obama CONFISCATES ALL APACHE ATTACK HELICOPTERS From The Governors of ALL 50 STATES

    04/17/2014 9:59:31 AM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 95 replies
    Secrets of the Fed ^ | April 17, 2014 | secretsofthefed.com
    As if the Obama administration’s purchase of more than 2 billion rounds of ammunition, and nearly 3,000 urban tanks, along with their unprecedented (and highly illegal) domestic spying program was not enough to convince you that the federal government is about to suspend the Constitution once and for all, the man who once vowed to run “the most transparent administration in history” has just rather inexplicably, ordered the U.S. Army to seize every Apache attack helicopter currently in use by the National Guard. In all, the Defense Department will confiscate 192 Apaches from National Guard units around the country and...
  • Teacher removed for 'dangerous' science projects; supporters rally

    04/15/2014 2:09:42 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 30 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 9, 2014 | Howard Blume
    A popular Los Angeles high school science teacher has been suspended after students turned in projects that appeared dangerous to administrators, spurring a campaign calling for his return to the classroom. Students and parents have rallied around Greg Schiller after his suspension in February from the downtown Cortines School of Visual & Performing Arts. Supporters have organized a rally on his behalf at the campus scheduled for Thursday, gathered hundreds of signatures on a petition calling for his reinstatement and set up a social media page. Schiller was ordered to report daily to a district administrative office pending an investigation...
  • Groundbreaking new laser technology could be used to control lightning (Antichrist Alert)

    04/03/2014 7:17:44 PM PDT · by equalator · 55 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | 4-3-2014 | Drew Prindle
    Optical scientists at the University of Arizona and University of Central Florida have developed a new type of laser technology capable of sending high-intensity beams through the atmosphere much farther than what was previously possible. The research, which was recently published in the journal Nature Photonics, is still in the laboratory phase. However, with further development, this technology could be used to divert lightning bolts away from buildings in the future. Here’s how that works. When the laser is fired, the high intensity beam leaves a channel of plasma (ionized molecules stripped of their electrons) in its wake. This column...
  • California's Anti-GMO Hysteria

    04/01/2014 4:02:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 64 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 31, 2014 | Henry Miller
    A new bill to mandate labeling of genetically altered food gets history and science all wrong.Last week, in a victory for California’s radical anti-technology minority, S.B. 131 passed the state’s senate Health Committee by a vote of five to two. This misguided piece of legislation, introduced by state senator Noreen Evans, would require that “any food, except as provided, offered for retail sale in the state be considered misbranded if it is entirely or partially genetically engineered, as defined, and that fact is not disclosed in a specified manner.” In other words, it would require a label to inform consumers...
  • The Big Topic on Campus: Racial ‘Microaggressions’

    03/21/2014 4:46:47 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 40 replies
    NT Times ^ | 3/21/2014
    A tone-deaf inquiry into an Asian-American’s ethnic origin. Cringe-inducing praise for how articulate a black student is. An unwanted conversation about a Latino’s ability to speak English without an accent. This is not exactly the language of traditional racism, but in an avalanche of blogs, student discourse, campus theater and academic papers, they all reflect the murky terrain of the social justice word du jour — microaggressions — used to describe the subtle ways that racial, ethnic, gender and other stereotypes can play out painfully in an increasingly diverse culture. On a Facebook page called “Brown University Micro/Aggressions” a “dark-skinned...
  • Scammed: Must read for Orly and Sheriff Joe supporters

    02/22/2014 3:24:08 PM PST · by westcoastwillieg · 19 replies
    amazon.com e-book ^ | Jacques Evans
    A new action/adventure novel with a political twist, Scammed, will be free on the Kindle Store this weekend (Feb. 22, 23) only. If you don't have a Kindle, there's a free Kindle Reading App available from Amazon. Scammed is a novel about a former air force pilot, a retired marine and a disabled ex-army doctor who team up to uncover a scam artist—the current occupant of the White House. When the miscreant behind the greatest Ponzi scheme in history was exposed his name was plastered on the front page of every newspaper in the country and heard on television ad...
  • Jesse Ventura Says He's Hiding From U.S. Drones In Mexico. Well, He Needs To Try Harder.

    02/07/2014 11:37:52 AM PST · by EveningStar · 51 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | February 7, 2014
    Confidential to U.S. drone operators: If you’re looking for Jesse Ventura’s remote Mexican hideaway, it can be found at 23° 30' 57.08" N 109° 28' 41.17" W. During an appearance Tuesday on CNBC, the former Minnesota governor claimed that he was living “off the grid” in Mexico “so that the drones can’t find me.”
  • Jesse Ventura hiding from drones

    02/05/2014 12:36:49 PM PST · by chessplayer · 61 replies
    Former wrestler and Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says he has gone “off the grid” in Mexico to avoid drones knowing where he is. The former third-party governor hosts a show called “Off the Grid” on Ora TV. Ventura said he could remain off the map “as long as we have solar power and we can reach the satellite.” “I view the United States, today, much like East Berlin. And I’m off the grid. I’ve tried for 20 years to warn the country about the Democrats and Republicans, and nobody’s listening.”
  • ‘Welcome to the United States of paranoia’

    02/02/2014 3:52:24 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/01/14 | Michael Walsh
    **SNIP** Once the most secret of organizations, the NSA has become even more famous than the CIA, the public face of Big Brother himself. At its headquarters on Savage Road in Fort Meade, Md., its omnivorous Black Widow supercomputer hoovers up data both foreign and domestic, while its new $2 billion data center near Bluffdale, Utah — the highly classified Intelligence Community Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative Data Center — houses, well, just about everything. As James Bamford wrote in Wired magazine two years ago, as the center was being completed: “Flowing through its servers and routers and stored in near-bottomless...
  • Beware The Internet of Things

    01/26/2014 1:32:04 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 25 replies
    Guardian ^ | 1/26/2014 | Guardian
    Right now, hordes of fevered scientists around the globe are pulling all-nighter after desperate all-nighter. They haven't changed their clothes for weeks. The walls of their laboratories are speckled with fist-sized craters, each marking a different failure. Their marriages are in ruin, their children strangers to them. And it's all because Back to the Future: Part II was set less than two years from now. "Damn it, Bob," one jaundiced, coffee-stained boffin is yelling at his semi-comatose colleague. "These people were promised hoverboards. If we don't have a working hoverboard in production by Christmas, there will be riots. These animals...
  • US secretly backs rebels to fight al Qaeda in Syria

    01/21/2014 12:44:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:20PM GMT 21 Jan 2014 | Ruth Sherlock
    The United States and Gulf countries have been secretly backing efforts by opposition rebels to destroy al-Qaeda’s most extreme wing in Syria, diplomats and rebels involved in the plan have told The Telegraph. As Western leaders publicly push the Syrian regime and the opposition to the Geneva II peace conference that begins Wednesday Washington has also been quietly supporting moves by Saudi Arabia and Qatar to give weapons and cash to rebel groups to fight al-Qaeda’s Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (ISIS) in Syria. One source said the US was itself handing out millions of dollars to rebel groups...
  • How Obama Will Win The 2014 Election – With Help From Karl Rove

    01/20/2014 1:22:00 PM PST · by Main Street · 40 replies
    grasstopsusa ^ | January 20, 2014 | Don Feder
    Conservative iconoclast M. Stanton Evans once aptly remarked that in America: "We have two parties... and only two. One is the evil party, and the other is the stupid party." The evil party gave us ObamaCare, an imperial judiciary and the public morality of a Babylonian brothel. The stupid party gave us Karl Rove. On January 15, The Wall Street Journal ran a Rove commentary, the title of which proclaimed, "Independents Will Decide the 2014 Elections: Debunking the myth that turning out the base alone is enough to win." Republican consultants are the only group whose failures bring them business...
  • The Three Christs of Obamanism

    01/18/2014 3:27:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 18, 2014 | James Lewis
    I start with an apology to faithful Christians who believe in one Christ the Savior. This column is not about religion, but about a classical psychological study of three mental patients in Ypsilanti, Michigan, each of whom believed he was the true Christ. The study appeared in 1964, called The Three Christs of Ypsilanti. Milton Rokeach, who conducted the study, was one of the most brilliant social psychologists of the 20th century, focusing on the crucial question: why are human beings so prone to delusional beliefs? Why do we gamble everything we love on plain falsehoods? World War II was...
  • Paradise Lost: Paranoia Has Undermined US Democracy

    11/10/2013 1:41:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | November 08, 2013 – 04:54 PM | Dirk Kirbjuweit
    Agent Carrie Mathison is a topical figure. The main character in the American TV series “Homeland,” played by the wonderful Claire Danes, shows her true relevance in the first few episodes, in which Mathison is nervously sitting at home, observing and listening in on the life of a terror suspect on a large screen. His apartment is bugged and Mathison is determined to find out as much as she can about him. She is hysterical, bipolar, paranoid and sick—all advantageous traits for her job. The real-life intelligence services of the United States take things much further than agent Carrie Mathison....
  • Thinking about moving SOuth - anyone who can provide suggestions?

    10/15/2013 9:47:23 PM PDT · by freedom462 · 175 replies
    So I am thinking of simply leaving the job I work at now and heading to a Southern state, Texas, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Northern Florida, Tennessee, etc since I figure that, since I am one of those who does not have a reliable source of family aid of any kind, that this could be my only option. I am considering finding a church that has a sort of communal living situation, a farm, ranch, factory or other such source that could use additional workers and join one of them. I am thinking of it in light of a situation...
  • Homeland Security set for next Wall St collapse

    10/13/2013 8:19:54 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 24 replies
    Asia Times ^ | 10/10/2013 | Ellen Brown
    Reports are that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is engaged in a massive, covert military buildup. An article in the Associated Press in February confirmed an open purchase order by DHS for 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition. According to an op-ed in Forbes, that’s enough to sustain an Iraq-sized war for over 20 years. DHS has also acquired heavily armored tanks, which have been seen roaming the streets. Evidently somebody in government is expecting some serious civil unrest. The question is, why? Recently revealed statements by former UK prime minister Gordon Brown at the height of the banking crisis...
  • This ain't your average survival shelter (Business is booming)

    10/13/2013 1:00:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 12, 2013 | Carter Evans
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)MONTEBELLO, Calif. - There's nothing new about predictions that the end of the world is upon us. But there's plenty new about how some people are preparing for it. What began as a pipe dream for Ron Hubbard has become big business...underground "We call this the backyard bunker," Hubbard said as he showed us one of his survival shelters. These days, the fear market is booming. "I can't build them fast enough right now," he said. "It's better to have a shelter 10 years early than five minutes late." But unlike those Cold War-era concrete bunkers with just the basics,...
  • Obamus Caesar: “No Limits On the Power of the President if He Calls for a National Catastrophe”

    10/11/2013 5:34:06 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 50 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 10/11/2013 | Mac Slavo
    “President Obama is prepared to take power and begin to rule from day one.” -Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President of the United States Should Congress and the President fail to come to an agreement on America’s debt ceiling we could well be facing a situation that leads Barack Obama to implement a last ditch strategy that would be nothing short of a complete takeover of the United States. So says former US Treasury Under secretary Paul Craig Roberts, who knows a thing or two about finance, debt and the inner workings of our government : If the United...
  • McGrath: “Somebody In Government Is Afraid Of What Is Coming”

    10/09/2013 8:18:30 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 158 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 10/9/13 | Mac Slavo
    We’re talking scenarios much more severe than the Great Depression. But this isn’t just happening in America. Switzerland recently engaged in war games that simulated an economic collapse scenario, as well as an invasion by bankrupted nations and millions of refugees. In 2011, the British government developed plans to evacuate their citizens from European countries in expectation of monetary and economic crisis. The exercises and drills may be compartmentalized so that most who are partaking in them don’t really know why, but there are those in the higher echelons of power that know very well what the end game is...
  • 10 Prepping Mistakes That Could Get You Killed (And How To Avoid Them)

    10/06/2013 9:21:55 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 75 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 10/6/13 | SG
    1. Having a false sense of security. 2. Failing to get immediate family on board. 3. Ignoring the “boring” prepping areas. 4. Never actually using you preps. 5. Falling in love with your plan. 6. Telling acquaintances about your preps. 7. Buying large amounts of preps at once. 8. Ignoring OPSEC. 9. Completely depending on your preps. 10. Trying to do it all.
  • Surviving the comeback of natural selection

    10/07/2013 4:15:32 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 9 replies
    SHTF School ^ | 10/6/13 | Selco
    Do I needed to think about eerie feeling that government is losing ability to control anything and that something terrible is about to happen? I had that feeling 20 years ago before SHTF, but I force myself into the thinking that „ oh they will fix that…“ They did not fix it, S. did hit the fan, and I was alone without grocery shops, firefighters, job, showering in the morning , without showering at all, eating grass for breakfast and being shot at. Guys from government run away, or turn into warlords. I believed into that system, and law, in...
  • Facebook censorship?

    10/07/2013 12:06:08 PM PDT · by rusty millet · 44 replies
    vanity | today | me
    Facebook seems to be blocking access to criticisms of the shutdown, obamacare, and other political posts, and communication with others. Anybody else seeing a pattern of censorship, or is my tinfoil too tight?
  • Caught on Tape: Woman Attempts to Charge Barricade Near White House (full raw footage)

    10/04/2013 6:12:57 AM PDT · by Stalwart · 74 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | Oct-3-2013 | Al Hurra
    This is the full raw footage that was released by Al Hurra
  • Illogical GOP votes and NSA hacking emails. Coincidence?

    09/27/2013 1:26:13 PM PDT · by PaForBush · 15 replies
    September 27, 2013 | Self
    If the NSA has everyone's email don't you think they have leverage on plenty of GOP'ers? If they're being blackmailed it explains the dumbass votes. Also, how are future campaigns to function if email is hacked? It isn't much of a stretch to think that key information is 'shared' when in a close race.
  • Cyprus-Style Wealth Confiscation Is Starting All Over The World

    09/26/2013 7:28:11 PM PDT · by gotribe · 24 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 09/26/2013 | Tyler Durden
    Now that "bail-ins" have become accepted practice all over the planet, no bank account and no pension fund will ever be 100% safe again. In fact, Cyprus-style wealth confiscation is already starting to happen all around the world. As you will read about below, private pension funds were just raided by the government in Poland, and a "bail-in" is being organized for one of the largest banks in Italy. Unfortunately, this is just the beginning. The precedent that was set in Cyprus is being used as a template for establishing bail-in procedures in New Zealand, Canada and all over Europe....
  • VANITY: Dental Information Form is a DEA form?

    09/19/2013 5:32:18 PM PDT · by who_would_fardels_bear · 25 replies
    I was recently asked by my dentist to fill out an on-line patient history so they could go paperless. After spending a bunch of time filling out a bunch of very detailed information I get to the last page and read this: WARNING: 21 USC 843(d), states that any person knowingly or intentionally furnishes false or fraudulent information in the application is subject to term of inprisonment of not more than 4 years, and a fine under Title 18 of not more than $250,000 , or both.By typing my full name in the space below, I hereby certify that the...
  • The Obamanization of your neighborhood… turning your community into the south side of Chicago

    09/17/2013 11:11:07 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-17-13 | Vince
    Next to families, communities are perhaps the single most important part of American life. Communities are made up of the places we shop, the churches we attend, and perhaps most importantly where we live. Aside from where we work, our homes are probably the places where we spend the most time. It’s at home where we typically can be most relaxed, where we can be ourselves, where we can feel comfortable, or at least usually have some level of control. If you are like most Americans, your home, whether it’s an apartment you rent, a single family home you own...
  • I just got this GIANT 28 page form from the Government "American Community Survey" - (Vanity)

    09/16/2013 10:44:26 AM PDT · by I still care · 99 replies
    Self
    It says it is REQUIRED by law - but there is no way I am doing this. It's 28 pages of invasive, nanny state interfering that would shock our founding fathers. Most of the questions have to do with my health or my insurance. It wants info on each person, and then "What is your health insurance? Do you have disabilities? What is your job? What is your income? How much money did you make? Were you self employed? Really invasive questions - a nightmare - It's awful! Even a liberal would freak out!
  • Why is the US Census Bureau trying to ge ahold of me? (Vanity)

    09/16/2013 7:36:44 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 63 replies
    09/16/2013 | Responsibility2nd
    Home phone. Why we still have one; I don't know. If it rings while we're home - we ignore it and let it go to the machine. I never ever even check the ansering machine, but Mrs. R2 does. And this weekend she told me that the Census Bureau jas been calling and leaving messages. They want a call back. (Insert suspicious red flags going up here) Anyway the call back number is 1-888-817-2153 and I have a case number. And no, I haven't returned that call. And yes, I Googled it. It is the Census Bureau and there are...
  • Buyers be aware of 'smart appliances'

    09/15/2013 5:37:37 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 62 replies
    TORONTO SUN ^ | SEPTEMBER 15, 2013 | SIMON KENT
    The devil is always in the detail. So-called “smart appliances” are a popular feature in the modern home. Odds are your new electric kettle, dishwasher, dryer, microwave or even the toaster comes with a pre-installed microchip that enables its operation to be monitored by a third party. All it needs is a compatible system of Wi-Fi technology to link the appliance to that separate party — which is provided via the Hydro One technology. Manufacturers are aware of the possibility this offers. Here is a standard addition to any warranty to kitchen goods sold by the Whirlpool Corporation of America....
  • How much is too much? (Vanity)

    09/14/2013 2:37:12 PM PDT · by zeugma · 34 replies
    Self ^ | 9/14/13 | Zeugma
    My apologies for the vanity, but I figured a rant here might just get this out of my system. I went to Carter Bloodcare today to give my regular blood donation. Those of you who've done this know that there is a bunch of handouts that they make you read through each time that goes over people who cannot give blood. Folks with AIDS are one obvious category, but there are a bunch of others. It will also have a list of medications, that if you are taking will make you ineligible to donate blood. I've given almost 5 gallons...
  • Why Security Is Important Immediately

    09/14/2013 8:43:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | September 14, 2013 | David DeGerolamo
    I have installed wireless IP cameras at my house in the mountains with Blue Iris software to allow 24/7 monitoring of the premises. This system has built-in motion sensors and night vision. When the motion sensor is tripped, two pictures are sent to my email account. A short video is also made and recorded. Without going into details, this house is in a very remote location with few people in the immediate vicinity. However, anyone doing surveillance within the radius of one mile would be noticed and reported. The cameras are inconspicuous but effective as shown here. The individual in...
  • IRS to Target Health of Conservatives?

    09/15/2013 3:12:04 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 31 replies
    OK Politechs ^ | 09/15/13 | Charles M. Phipps
    At the same time the Internal Revenue Service was targeting Tea Party groups last year to help boost Barack Obama’s reelection chances, the Congressional Black Caucus, Attorney General Eric Holder and Valerie Jarrett were assisting hundreds of black pastors and churches on how best to participate in the 2012 election. The Congressional Black Caucus hosted a training session at the U.S. Capitol which was attended by black ministers from the Conference of National Black Churches, Holder, then-IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman and Peter Lorenzetti, who was a senior official in the agency’s exempt organizations division, which was at the heart of...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 08-01-13 (Angry DUmmie goes to Disneyland!)

    08/01/2013 4:46:26 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 46 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | August 1, 2013 | DUmmie tk2kewl, DUmmies, and Charles Henrickson
    Angry DUmmie is ANGRY!!! And at The Happiest Place on Earth, no less! That's right, one of the DUmmies is at Disneyland, taking his family on vacation . . . but he's AS MAD AS HELL, and he's not going to take it anymore! What's the problem, you ask? Why, the constant, pervasive surveillance and instrusion on his family's privacy! In other words, you've got to have a photo taken to go with your pass. A small thing, you may think. But this is enough to get DUmmie tk2kewl worked up to a BOIL! He launches into a classic,...
  • Opus, Adios, Sayonara, Goodbye

    06/18/2013 4:53:34 PM PDT · by jsh3180 · 78 replies
    6182013 | me
    Almost 10 years on FR. It is time for me to go. To protect my privacy. You understand. I doubt anything is secure any longer. I will miss you all. hci0904@gmail.com
  • Deadly giant snail found in Houston

    05/07/2013 7:33:39 PM PDT · by rfreedom4u · 104 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6 May 2013 | Andrew Rafferty
    Residents of a Houston neighborhood are being warned to stay away from giant African land snails after a woman found one in her garden and snapped a photo of it. The snails, researchers warn, are potentially dangerous to touch, in part because they can carry meningitis. Scientists have warned anyone who comes in contact with them to wash their hands thoroughly. "They also carry a parasitic disease that can cause a lot of harm to humans and sometimes even death," Autumn Smith-Herron, director of the Institute for the Study of Invasive Species at Sam Houston State University, told NBC Houston...
  • Bad As It Gets

    04/03/2013 12:47:06 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 19, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Author M. Stanton Evans got an early lesson in his law of inadequate paranoia: “No matter how bad you think things are, when you look into them you find that they are a lot worse.” Evans followed future editor (at National Review) William F. Buckley, Jr., into Yale. “I read God and Man at Yale, which was being attacked on campus, and said, ‘This is exactly how it is,’” Evans remembered in a panel discussion at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). In a segment sponsored by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI), Evans regaled the audience at CPAC with remarks...
  • Presidential Paranoia Hits New High

    03/15/2013 9:32:53 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 37 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Mar 2013 | John Semmens
    President Obama's “wine-and-dine” offensive took an odd turn this week when he refused to partake of the comestibles for fear of being poisoned. At a working lunch with several GOP members of Congress Obama said he couldn't eat because his official food-taster was unable to accompany him. Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) tried to allay his fears by pointing out that everyone was being served the same meal. Even after Obama was offered the option of exchanging plates with any of the other diners he still declined to eat and contended that “every plate could well be tainted” and that “I...
  • Romney internal polls mystery deepens after New Republic report

    12/01/2012 6:40:57 AM PST · by dirtboy · 110 replies
    Philly.com (Inquirer and Daily News) ^ | 11/30/2012 | Scott Bomboy
    It may take election experts years to unravel the mystery of why Mitt Romney was convinced he had won the 2012 presidential election, as a new report shows some skewed internal poll numbers, and explains Romney’s two trips to Pennsylvania. But at the same time, the article from The New Republic’s Noam Scheiber shows inconsistencies with reports from November 5 and November 6 about the numbers that might have convinced Romney and his team that he had a good chance of beating President Obama in Ohio. Obama’s resounding win is starting to take on more of a resemblance to Harry...