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  • The Quotable Nathan Bedford Forrest

    09/30/2014 6:22:22 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 36 replies
    http://astore.amazon.com ^ | January 2, 2012 | Lochlainn Seabrook
    Though Nathan Bedford Forrest was not a writer, had little formal education, never authored a book, and was not a professional speaker, he did leave us with a number of witty comments, profound words, and sublime statements. Award-winning author, Southern historian, and Forrest scholar Lochlainn Seabrook has gathered together some of the more memorable and impressive of these and forged them into a small but fascinating work: "The Quotable Nathan Bedford Forrest." Among the nearly 140 footnoted quotes included here are Forrest's thoughts on warfare, military rules, West Point graduates, education, friendship, and even drinking, gambling, cussing, and morality. Seabrook,...
  • Yahoo Directory -- once the firm's cornerstone -- to shut down

    09/26/2014 11:48:39 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    CNET ^ | 09/26/14 | Richard Nieva
    The service will shut down on December 31 -- just one of more than 60 products that the company has discontinued over the past two years. But the real significance, if only sentimentally, is the shutting down of Yahoo's Directory -- once the cornerstone of the company.
  • The Shellshock Bug In About Four Minutes (video)

    09/25/2014 12:57:00 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 9-25-2014 | Tom Scott
    Remember Heartbleed? Well, this is probably worse. Here's a (somewhat simplified) explanation of what Shellshock actually is. Don't worry: I haven't included instructions on how to actually exploit it. The moral of the story is: keep your security patches up to date!
  • Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General

    09/24/2014 7:27:56 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 69 replies
    http://www.amazon.com ^ | September 23, 2014 | Bill O'Reilly and Margin Dugard
    Readers around the world have thrilled to Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, and Killing Jesus--riveting works of nonfiction that journey into the heart of the most famous murders in history. Now from Bill O’Reilly, anchor of The O’Reilly Factor, comes the most epic book of all in this multimillion-selling series: Killing Patton. General George S. Patton, Jr. died under mysterious circumstances in the months following the end of World War II. For almost seventy years, there has been suspicion that his death was not an accident--and may very well have been an act of assassination. Killing Patton takes readers inside the...
  • What English Pet Peeves do You Love to Hate?

    09/08/2014 6:29:29 AM PDT · by PeteePie · 179 replies
    OneHourSelfPub.com ^ | Sep 4, 2014 | Dave Bricker
    Discus­sions of English Language pet peeves pro­vide an enter­tain­ing forum for the expres­sion of ire. In fact, if a “pet” is some­thing we cher­ish, and a “peeve” is some­thing that annoys us, “pet peeves” are what we love to hate. Here’s a col­lec­tion of com­mon English solecisms—guaranteed not to lit­er­ally blow your mind:
  • Migration by Numbers

    09/06/2014 2:29:13 PM PDT · by moviefan8 · 13 replies
    Good Magazine ^ | September 2, 2014 | Unknown
    As an urban center continues to grow and expand, so does its base of foreign-born residents. The rich and ever-evolving tapestry of multinational identities brings great benefit to the cultural, social, and economic fabric of a city. The dance of diverse populations brings new perspective and vibrancy to the makeup of an urban center; it gives the city character and depth. From Tokyo's modest 1.7% of foreign-born residents, to Dubai's whopping 87%, in this infographic we take a look at the dynamic landscape of city demographics around the world. The GOOD Cities Project is a five-month collaboration with Ford, exploring...
  • Watch: This Sheriff Just Threatened Something huge If The Obama Admin Tries To Take His Guns

    09/03/2014 1:24:34 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 34 replies
    In light of recent mass shootings – primarily in so-called ‘gun-free zones’ – that have left dozens dead and even more injured, Americans have become increasingly divided regarding how such tragedies might be avoided in the future.While some have concluded that stricter gun control laws would keep citizens safe by limiting legal access to firearms, plenty of others recognize that a well-armed populace can act as a deterrent to would-be violent criminals. As federal authorities consider imposing legislation that would make the ownership of certain weapons illegal, local law enforcement officials are speaking out against such proposals. One such voice is...
  • U.S. Soldiers Eliminate Three Taliban Fighters During Ambush (video)

    08/27/2014 3:36:02 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 8-26-2014 | FUNKER530
    The cameraman had this to say to after submitting the footage to FUNKER530: "This patrol was a relief in place and I was on point leading the new guys in for the RIP. We hadn't taken much contact in this area, and it was generally considered a "safe" zone in Logar Province. We patrolled the area frequently, and the locals would regularly thank us for pushing the Taliban away from their village so they could live their daily lives without constant threat. The Taliban that we came across during this patrol were actually setting up to shoot down our new...
  • The 10 Commandments of Logic

    08/25/2014 1:49:43 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 36 replies
    Imgur ^ | August 25, 2014 | unknown
  • Biological information: New perspectives from intelligent design

    08/19/2014 11:24:31 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 11 replies
    Human Events ^ | 8/19/2014 | Robert J. Marks II
    Biological information: New perspectives from intelligent design By: Robert J. Marks II A diverse group of scientists gathered at Cornell University in 2011 to discuss their research into the nature and origins of biological information. The symposium brought together experts in computer science, numerical simulation, thermodynamics, evolutionary theory, whole organism biology, developmental biology, molecular biology, genetics, physics, biophysics, mathematics, and linguistics. The proceedings of this symposium have recently been published for public consumption in a book. There is a wrinkle, though, which may make this technical volume of unusual interest to Human Events readers. Most of these researchers, with Ph.D.’s...
  • The copy of the U.S. Constitution that's installed on every Mac

    08/13/2014 1:30:56 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 28 replies
    TUAW ^ | Aug 12th 2014 at 9:00AM Share: 447841 | by Steven Sande
    Sometimes when I see just how ignorant many American politicians are of the Constitution of the United States, I get the urge to send them a copy along with some annotations. Perhaps now that more of those in the federal government are using Macs, we might begin to see them paying more attention to this document that outlines the supreme law of the land. Why? Well, there's a copy of the U.S. Constitution on each and every Mac in the Dictionary app. To see this information from The New Oxford American Dictionary, just launch the Dictionary app from your Applications...
  • Multifunctional Search Tool for Pale Moon and Firefox

    08/12/2014 5:30:16 PM PDT · by W. · 23 replies
    None | 8/12/2014 | W.
    I ran across a multifunctional search tool for both Pale Moon and Firefox that I use every day. It's free, and expands one's browsing experience quite nicely. To use it merely highlight the word/words you want info on, then right-click the highlight. A box pops up, you put your mouse on the term 'search for' and a list of your available search/info selections pops up. Pick your tool and a new tab will open up automatically with your info at hand. *Note: I have both my browser and FR set to open links in new tabs. YMMV but it works...
  • Education: None Dare Call Them Commies

    08/08/2014 3:16:57 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 8 replies
    Right Side News ^ | June 23 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    [Summary: Decline in American public schools is best explained by the far-left politics of our Education Establishment. These people prefer mediocrity.]-- Historically, Socialism and Communism were sometimes synonyms. But generally there was a sense that Socialism was softer. If you had enough power, you moved on to Communism, which was more coercive. One intellectual summed up the matter this way. Socialists persuade you with speeches. Communists persuade you with guns. In the days after the Russian Revolution, American leftists expended billions of hours trying to describe the perfect society. Fundamentally, all the debates turned on how much power the central...
  • The Visual Microphone: Passive Recovery of Sound from Video

    08/06/2014 8:42:07 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    mit.edu ^ | 8-6-2014 | Abe Davis/MIT
    (Videos) When sound hits an object, it causes small vibrations of the object’s surface. We show how, using only high-speed video of the object, we can extract those minute vibrations and partially recover the sound that produced them, allowing us to turn everyday objects—a glass of water, a potted plant, a box of tissues, or a bag of chips—into visual microphones. We recover sounds from highspeed footage of a variety of objects with different properties, and use both real and simulated data to examine some of the factors that affect our ability to visually recover sound. We evaluate the quality...
  • Why any decent website doesn't know your password. (video)

    08/06/2014 7:24:21 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    dump.com ^ | 8-6-2014 | Tom Scott
    A brief introduction to password hashing for the uninitiated -- and why you should never trust a site that emails your password back to you!
  • Canik 55 TP9 (video)

    08/06/2014 6:58:04 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 5 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 8-6-2014 | hickok45
    Shooting and discussing the inexpensive Canik 55 TP9, a copy of the Walther P99.
  • US govt lab mixed up potent flu strain

    08/04/2014 4:02:43 PM PDT · by EBH · 21 replies
    Medical Press ^ | 7/11/2014 | Kerry Sheridan
    A US government laboratory mistakenly mixed a common flu strain with a dangerous and deadly type of bird flu and shipped it to another lab, authorities said Friday. The latest news followed admissions of mishandled anthrax and forgotten smallpox vials at separate US government labs, and raised new concerns about the safety of dangerous agents which could be used as bioterror weapons. No one was endangered by the mixed flu strain, said Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Tom Frieden, who nevertheless said he was "astonished" that protocols could have been violated in that way. "Everything we have looked...
  • Bunkerville song - written and performed by Wayne and Paula Carson

    08/01/2014 8:32:10 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr 14, 2014 | Audio-Audition Digital Studios
    Song was written in support of the Bundy Ranch. Performed by Wayne and Paula Carson. Pictures are actual Americans at the stand off with the Feds. Video created with patriotism in mind. Edward BUNKER American pioneer, Mormon, and community founder of Bunkerville, Nevada Born: on August 01, 1822 in Atkinson, Maine, USA Died: on November 17, 1901 in Colonia Morales, Mexico Bunker was born in Atkinson, Maine, the youngest of Silas and Hannah Berry Bunker's nine children. As a teenager in the fall of 1841, he struck out on his own with his brother-in-law John Berry to Wisconsin "to see...
  • Francis Scott Key (born 235 years ago, today)

    08/01/2014 8:09:14 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 26, 2007 | RockbridgeAcademy
    A short documentary from Rockbridge Academy on the author of America's "Star Spangled Banner". Produced by ADG Creative. Francis Scott KEY American lawyer, author, and amateur poet, from Georgetown, who wrote the lyrics to the United States' national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner" Born: on August 01, 1779 in Carroll County, Maryland, USA Died: on January 11, 1843 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA Francis Scott Key was born to Ann Phoebe Penn Dagworthy (Charlton) and Captain John Ross Key at the family plantation Terra Rubra in what was Frederick County and is now Carroll County, Maryland. His father John Ross Key was...
  • This thumbdrive hacks computers. “BadUSB” exploit makes devices turn “evil”

    07/31/2014 10:16:53 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 18 replies
    ars technica ^ | July 31 2014, 6:21am -0700 | Dan Goodin
    This thumbdrive hacks computers. “BadUSB” exploit makes devices turn “evil” Per FR posting rules, ars technica can not be posted, so a link to the article referring to USB thumbdrives hacking computers is listed instead. Ignore the "source url", it just points back to the FR website. Article here: http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/07/this-thumbdrive-hacks-computers-badusb-exploit-makes-devices-turn-evil/
  • What Is The Speed of Dark? (video only)

    07/29/2014 3:55:02 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 7-29-2014 | vsauce
    Big thanks to Martin Archer for help with this episode. And thanks to Guy Larsen for his shadow magic.
  • "The government trusted me with a M-48 tank and assorted small arms... "

    07/27/2014 7:17:27 AM PDT · by virgil283 · 8 replies
    earstohear.net ^ | March 31, 1994. | Charley Reese
    "But when the men and women take off their uniforms and return to their homes and assume responsibility for their own and their families’ safety, suddenly the politicians don’t trust them to own a gun. This is pure elitism. … Gun control is not about guns or crime. It is about an elite that fears and despises the common people.“ .....;
  • US Senate Republican primary runoff in GA: Kingston vs Perdue

    07/22/2014 8:41:29 PM PDT · by upchuck · 22 replies
    WRDW-TV | Tues, July 22, 2014
    With 148 counties out of 169 reporting, WRDW-TV in Augusta, GA has called this very, very close primary runoff for Perdue, a political "newcomer", his word. Details: Jack Kingston 234,238 votes 49% David Perdue 242,137 votes 51%This has been a particularly nasty campaign.
  • New Mayhem malware targets Linux, UNIX servers

    07/18/2014 9:25:58 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 19 replies
    itnews australian ^ | Jul 18, 2014 8:07 AM AUS | Juha Saarinen
    Infections found in Australia and New Zealand. A new malware that runs on UNIX-like servers even with restricted privileges has already infected machines in Australia and is actively hunting for more targets, a new research paper has shown. Three researchers from Russian web provider Yandex - Andrej Kovalev, Konstantin Ostrashkevich and Evgeny Sidorov - said in the technical analysis of the malware, published on security and anti-virus specialist publication Virus Bulletin, that Mayhem functions like a traditional Windows bot. -snip- According to the researchers, Mayhem appears to be the continuation of the Fort Disco brute-force password cracking attack campaign that...
  • Among Todays Events&Current National/International Crises,Dem's Worried About Birth Control.

    07/17/2014 4:07:07 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 2 replies
    Welcome to the "World According To Liberals".Over the last 5 1/2 years we have seen never-ending unrest in the middle east along with monthly scandals and crises in the United States.And still to this day,our Liberal Leaders never show any concern.Birth Control,more like free-birth control to uneducated Democrats is still their Primary Concern!,and look at what happened today,horror in the skies of the Ukraine,and not one peep from Reid&Pelosi.Barry didn't have much to say either,just that it looks like a possible accident.Can you imagine what Harry,Nancy&Barry would of said if a plane got shot down right here in the states?
  • ICE director defends transport of illegal immigrant children as 'appropriate and legal'

    07/17/2014 4:53:23 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | Judson Berger
    The head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement defended the role of federal agents in transporting illegal immigrant children after a federal judge complained they were hand-delivering smuggled kids to parents in the United States. “While the court’s comments did not relate specifically to ICE, it is clear that the transportation of unaccompanied children (UAC) by ICE personnel is appropriate and legal,” acting Director John Sandweg wrote in a brief email obtained by FoxNews.com. The email was sent Monday and addressed to “all ICE employees.” Sandweg noted that “recent media reports” on the judge’s order had “prompted discussion about whether ICE...
  • The 5 Most Dangerous Guns in America (This article is so stupid it hurts my feelings.)

    07/16/2014 6:05:37 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 53 replies
    Rollingstone.com ^ | 7-14-2014 | Kristen Gwynne
    Contrary to what those who defend the right to own high-powered assault rifles believe, not all guns are created equal. Due to a combination of availability, portability and criminal usage the following five types of guns are the country's most dangerous. Using firearm trace data from the ATF, as well as FBI homicide records, we determined the types of guns most often recovered from crime scenes and/or used in murders. The numbers are stark: According to the FBI's 2012 Crime in the US data, nearly 70 percent of homicides for which the FBI received weapons data involved the use of...
  • Felonies Under The Federal Immigration and Nationality Act

    07/16/2014 12:10:12 AM PDT · by Windflier · 23 replies
    US Gov ^ | Unknown | US Congress
    Section 274 felonies under the federal Immigration and Nationality Act, INA 274A(a)(1)(A): A person (including a group of persons, business, organization, or local government) commits a federal felony when she or he: assists an illegal alien s/he should reasonably know is illegally in the U.S. or who lacks employment authorization, by transporting, sheltering, or assisting him or her to obtain employment, or encourages that illegal alien to remain in the U.S. by referring him or her to an employer or by acting as employer or agent for an employer in any way, or knowingly assists illegal aliens due to personal...
  • Vasectomy linked with aggressive prostate cancer risk

    07/11/2014 10:59:41 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
    Medical News Today ^ | 10 Jul 2014
    Vasectomy linked with aggressive prostate cancer risk Thursday 10 July 2014 - 3am PST Prostate / Prostate Cancer Men's Health Cancer / Oncology In the largest and most comprehensive study of its kind, researchers from Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, MA, find that vasectomy is associated with a small increased risk of prostate cancer, and a larger increased risk for advanced or lethal prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is a major cause of cancer-related deaths in men in the US, where vasectomy is a common form of contraception, with around 15% of American men having the minor procedure, which...
  • Dinesh's "America" now the #1 bestseller on Amazon for all books.

    07/10/2014 8:26:28 AM PDT · by smartyaz · 30 replies
    Any thoughts why?
  • The History of America In 12 Movies

    07/06/2014 8:56:44 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 27 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | July 4, 2014 | John Nolte
    Here in Boone, NC, the most perfect and beautiful spot in all of America (and therefore the universe), the sky is blue and the air is cool and dry. For that reason, a movie festival is probably not on my agenda this holiday weekend. But for those of you stuck inside, what better way is there to celebrate the 4th of July than with a movie binge that takes you through the history of this great country of ours. My list is not perfect. Lists never are. It's a starting point. Feel free to make your own recommendations.
  • How Beautiful We Were

    07/04/2014 9:01:23 AM PDT · by virgil283 · 2 replies
    "We actually believed that all men are created equal and tried to make it come true. Everybody liked our movies and loved our television shows. We tried to educate everybody, whether they wanted it or not. Sometimes we succeeded. We did Levis. We held the torch high and hundreds of millions came. No matter what the cost. We saved Europe twice and liberated it once. We believed so deeply and so abidingly in free speech that we protected and honored and, in some cases, even elected traitors. We let you be as freaky as you wanted to be. We paid...
  • I have a plan to destroy America [Richard D. Lamm, former governor of Colorado]

    07/04/2014 8:20:11 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 37 replies
    The speech was given by Governor Lamm at the 2004 Immigration-Overpopulation Conference in Washington, D.C. He titled it “A Plan to Destroy America.” AMERICAN SUICIDE Wherever you stand, please take the time to read this; it ought to scare the pants off you! We know Dick Lamm as the former Governor of Colorado (Democrat). In that context his thoughts are particularly poignant. Recently there was an immigration overpopulation conference in Washington, DC, filled to capacity by many of America’s finest minds and leaders. A brilliant college professor by the name of Victor Davis Hansen talked about his latest book, “Mexifornia,”...
  • Punishment of Treason (US Constitution Article 3 Penalties)

    07/01/2014 6:43:12 PM PDT · by equalator · 15 replies
    Heritage.Org ^ | Bradley Watson
    Under common law, punishment for treason generally included drawing, hanging, beheading, and quartering. As with other crimes carrying sentence of death, those adjudged guilty of treason and finally sentenced were considered attaint, or stained, meaning dead in the eyes of the law—even before execution. Once attainder was established, the attainted forfeited his real estate to the Crown—a requirement symbolizing lack of entitlement to the benefits of society. Attainder also worked corruption of blood, preventing the attainted from inheriting or transmitting property and preventing any person from deriving title through the attainted. Forfeitures and corruption of blood worked hardship on dependents...
  • Police: Drunk mom drove with 6 kids on top of her car

    06/20/2014 4:44:53 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 40 replies
    CHANNEL 3000.COM ^ | 20 JUNE 2014 | WISC.COM
    A mother is in jail after she allegedly drove home from a neighborhood pool with six children riding on top of her car because she didn't want their wet swimsuits to ruin her upholstery. Kisha Young, 39, of Crowley, Texas was arrested after having the children - four of which were hers and two of which were a friend's - ride on the roof and the trunk of her Chevy Malibu for the short ride back home after swimming at the local pool, reports CBS DFW.
  • Obamas Iraq Crisis.Will Donna Brazile Blame It All On A Right Wing Conspiracy?

    06/14/2014 7:20:31 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 11 replies
    And wasn't it Donna Brazile who referred to Mitt Romney as "The Weakest Link" of the GOP during the debates?She recently accused the GOP of creating a conspiracy of the most recent Obama/White House Scandal.So what will she have to say about the Iraq Invasion that has Americans in a state of panic?The GOP and the Koch Brothers are behind the massive/violent take-over in Iraq?The GOP is secretly paying some of these groups to invade Iraq just to make the Democrats look bad and to help them take the Senate and the White House in 2016?And where have Pelosi and...
  • Happy Birthday to the U.S. Army

    06/14/2014 8:10:13 AM PDT · by GreyFriar · 15 replies
    U.S. Army Center of Military History ^ | June 14, 2014 | U.S. Army Center of Military History
    Welcome to the U.S. Army Center of Military History website. Visit the Birthday page at the link and then go to the full site: http://www.history.army.mil/ Visit our links: Resources/Research; Images; Unit History; Museums; Medal Of Honor; Staff Rides; FAQs; Book Shelves
  • Mosul Iraq Historical Photos Match Today's Headlines

    06/13/2014 4:30:29 AM PDT · by wtd · 2 replies
    Mosul Iraq -- Match Historical Pictures to Today's Headlines Jihadi forces overran Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, this week. Analysts explain Mosul's significance as the center of Iraq's oil-rich areas, the gateway for the Sunni radicals to attack Baghdad, and a debacle for the U.S.-supported Iraqi army. But Mosul also has an ancient history. It was the Biblical city of Nineveh, so large that the Book of Jonah describes it as a "great city of three days journey in breadth." The Assyrian King Sennacherib built a massive palace there on the banks of the Tigris River. We present pictures...
  • Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI)

    06/11/2014 8:28:03 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 9 replies
    Geology News ^ | June 8, 2014 | Hobart King
    Measuring the size or strength of natural events has always been a challenge for natural scientists. They developed the Richter Magnitude scale to estimate the amount of energy released by an earthquake, the Saffir-Simpson scale to estimate a hurricane's potential, and the Fujita scale for rating the intensity of hurricanes. These scales are valuable for comparing different events and for understanding the amount of damage that events of different size can cause. Measuring the strength of a volcanic eruption is more challenging than collecting wind speed data or measuring ground motion with an instrument. Volcanic eruptions produce different types of...
  • The all powerful executive

    06/11/2014 4:21:59 PM PDT · by Don Corleone · 17 replies
    National Archives | thru 6/7/14 | Obama himself
    Read this information all the way to the end and draw your own conclusions! This is astounding and serious for us all to be aware of. So, the next time someone says, "oh, all Presidents issue executive orders", enlighten them! For the SHOCK of your life, take 1 minute to comprehend what you read below. During our lifetimes, all Presidents have issued Executive Orders. For various reasons, some have issued more than others. These things will directly affect u.s. all, in years to come. Question is: Do YOU care enough to send this, 'shocking info,' to people you love and...
  • Cantor's steakhouse tabs equal Brat's whole campaign expenditures

    06/11/2014 7:24:10 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 12 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 06.11.2014 | Capitoal Report blog
    Sizzle vs. steak: David Brat’s stunning defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is turning out to be a lesson in how far money goes — or doesn’t. The New York Times and others report Cantor’s campaign spent about $168,637 at steakhouses since the beginning of last year. That is compared to the $200,000 Brat spent on his entire campaign.
  • Denver cops investigated for drunken rumble, swingers sex party

    06/09/2014 6:43:13 PM PDT · by armydawg505 · 28 replies
    www.nydailynews.com ^ | NY Daily News | Phillip Caulfield
    A pair of kinky Colorado cops is under investigation after an alleged brawl broke out at a booze-fueled suburban sex party last month. Denver patrolman Steven Sloan pulled a gun on fellow cop Jeremy Ownbey after the two came to blows on May 19 during a planned wife-swapping soirée at Sloane's Aurora pad, cops told the Denver Post. Sloan and his wife, Stephanie, and Ownbey and his wife, Jamie, had spent the evening boozing heavily together when an argument broke out over who would pair up with who, local 9News reported. As things got heated, the Sloans told the Ownbeys...
  • Firewise Landscaping

    06/06/2014 5:31:47 AM PDT · by orsonwb · 9 replies
    The How Do Gardener ^ | June 4, 2014 | Rick Bickling
    With the severe drought that has been blanketing most of the country, and the wildfires ravaging Colorado this summer, now is the time to take steps to prepare for the unexpected...
  • Jury Nullification

    06/06/2014 4:00:34 AM PDT · by knarf · 13 replies
    self ^ | June 6, 2014 | knarf
    While meditating on the concept of jury nullification .. I wondered ..
  • Brennan says no recidivism among Guantanamo detainees released by Obama

    06/04/2014 6:07:20 AM PDT · by Fawn · 35 replies
    Washington post ^ | Wednesday, February 3, 2010 | Karen DeYoung
    None of about 48 Guantanamo Bay detainees released or transferred elsewhere by the Obama administration has participated or been suspected of participating in subsequent "recidivist" activity, compared with 20 percent of about 540 detainees released by the George W. Bush administration, according to White House counterterrorism chief John O. Brennan
  • I Hereby Declare: Reasserting the Principles of United States Citizenship

    06/03/2014 7:08:52 PM PDT · by Fester Chugabrew · 26 replies
    Self | 6/3/2014 | Self
    I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United...
  • Radiation Network

    05/20/2014 6:15:39 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 4 replies
    Minerallab, LLC ^ | 2013 | Minerallab,LLC
    How the Map Works: A growing number of Radiation Monitoring Stations across the country (and world), using various models of Geiger Counters, upload their Radiation Count data in real time to their computer using a Data Cable, and then over the Internet to this web site, all of this accomplished through GeigerGraph for Networks software. This system is completely automated - there is no manual posting of data required. How to Read the Map: Referring to the Map Legend at the bottom left corner of the map, locate Monitoring Stations around the country that are contributing radiation data to this...
  • Merriam-Webster's dictionary new words: 'Spoiler alert,' 'selfie,' 'catfish' and more for 2014

    05/19/2014 5:07:08 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 4 replies
    Zap2it ^ | May 19, 2014
    The English language is always adding new words. Why, just a few years ago, there was no way to tell a social-networking fangirl that it was a spoiler alert to talk about who was catfished on MTV last night, nor was there a way to properly discuss a social networking hashtag of a steampunk tweep taking a selfie while listening to auto-tune dubstep. Merriam-Webster has fixed this by adding 150 new words to its official dictionary in 2014. Here are just some of the new additions:
  • Final Results of the .380 ACP Ammo Quest (w/video)

    05/17/2014 9:18:53 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    Shooting The Bull ^ | 11-28-2013 | Shooting The Bull
    In July of 2013, I picked up a little .380 pocket pistol (specifically a Taurus PT738 TCP), and I started researching what would be the most appropriate ammo to use with it.Turns out that pretty much nobody knew.  Well — I mean, sure, there’s lots of opinions, but I couldn’t find any comprehensive source of professional tests that were done from this particular barrel size, in ballistic gel, with a large sample size.  I found plenty of great tests from PocketGunsAndGear that were shot with a shorter 2.5″ barrel, and some tests from tnoutdoors9 that were shot with a longer barrel,...
  • New World Order: “In your face, peasants!”

    05/15/2014 2:24:02 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 10 replies
    Rantrave.com ^ | April 28, 2014 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Or as Marie Antoinette said: "Let them eat cake." For most people, the field of education is now a big swamp of claims and counterclaims that never seem to be resolved. People give up trying to make sense of it all. It's a safe bet that the Education Establishment likes this surrender just fine. A baffled public will be a passive public that pays taxes but otherwise shuts up. If the public is confused, they can't possibly mount a resistance to the foolishness in public schools. If people want reform, they have to understand the basic issues. This is not...