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  • Scientist warns MEGA EARTHQUAKE threatening millions will hit USA as early as FRIDAY

    04/21/2016 7:57:16 AM PDT · by PROCON · 128 replies ^ | April 21, 2016 | JON AUSTIN
    Jim Berkland, a former US Geological Survey scientist, who once famously predicted the Loma Prieta quake, said mega quakes usually strike at a new moon or full moon because of the gravitation effect on the Earth…and the next full moon is on FRIDAY. The maverick, now retired, scientist spoke out after eight powerful earthquakes struck across south Asia and the pacific in the past 80 hours, claiming hundreds of lives in Japan and Ecuador. Mr Berkland predicted on October 13, 1989, an earthquake of magnitude 3.5 to 6.0 would strike San Francisco within the next week. Four days later on...
  • Refugees Go Clubbing In Russia, Harass Girls, Wake Up In Hospital The Next Morning

    02/05/2016 5:34:25 AM PST · by rktman · 67 replies ^ | 2/4/2015 | Jacob Bojesson
    A group of 51 refugees were brutally assaulted outside a night club in Murmansk, Russia, after they groped and molested women at a night club Saturday. The refugees had previously been ordered to leave Norway for "bad behavior" and tried their luck in Russia. What they didn't realize when they went out clubbing in Murmansk is that Russians have less tolerance when it comes to sexual assault on local women than other European countries.
  • Trump On The Oscars: ‘It’s Really Sad.’ People Don’t Complain The BET Awards Are Too Black

    01/20/2016 9:16:47 AM PST · by rktman · 50 replies ^ | 1/20/2016 | Christian Datoc
    During a Wednesday morning interview on "Fox & Friends," Republican front-runner criticized the group of celebrities boycotting the Academy Awards on the grounds they are "too white." "I think it's really sad," noted the real estate tycoon. "I think it's a tough situation. I saw somebody on your show today say, 'well, what do we do with BET?' Whites don't get any nominations, and I thought it was an amazing interview. I'd never even thought of it from that standpoint.
  • Cleveland Officer Will Not Face Charges in Tamir Rice Shooting Death

    12/28/2015 11:38:53 AM PST · by rktman · 61 replies ^ | 12/28/2015 | MITCH SMITH
    The Cleveland police officer who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice last year will not face state criminal charges, the Cuyahoga County prosecutor’s office announced Monday. The decision by grand jurors was the end of a lengthy investigation that was criticized by Tamir’s family and by activists, who called the shooting senseless and said the officer should have been charged with murder months ago.
  • Treasury: New $10 bill to feature woman

    06/18/2015 5:53:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 102 replies ^ | 6/18/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Treasury announced a redesign for the $10 bill. Jack Lew, Treasury secretary, said by 2020, the U.S. $10 bill will feature the face of a female, in addition to that of Alexander Hamilton. “The next generation of currency, starting with the new $10 note, will include various design features that celebrate democracy,” Treasury put out in a statement, the Blaze reported. “In keeping with that theme, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew has decided that the new $10 note should feature a woman who was a champion for our inclusive democracy.”
  • Magma expanse under Yellowstone supervolcano more vast than thought

    04/24/2015 10:34:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 82 replies ^ | 4/24/2015 | Ben Brumfield
    As tourists stroll between Yellowstone's 300 active geysers, taking selfies in front of thousands of bubbling, boiling mud pots and hissing steam vents, they are treading on one of the planet's greatest time bombs. The park is a supervolcano so enormous, it has puzzled geophysicists for decades, but now a research group, using seismic technology to scan its depths, have made a bombshell discovery. Yellowstone's magma reserves are many magnitudes greater than previously thought, say scientists from the University of Utah. Underneath the national park's attractions and walking paths is enough hot rock to fill the Grand Canyon nearly 14...
  • Top White House official calls for end to ’50-year occupation’ (attacks Congress too)

    03/23/2015 2:11:50 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 63 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | March 23, 2015, 9:27 pm | Rebecca Shimoni Stoil
    Chief of Staff Denis McDonough says that Israel’s government must match up ‘words with actions and policies,’ warns Netanyahu’s statements can’t be willed away WASHINGTON — White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough called for the end of Israel’s “50-year occupation” and doubled down on the Obama administration’s critique of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a warmly received speech to the lobbying group J Street in Washington Monday. Speaking to the dovish group’s national conference, McDonough became the latest in a series of Washington officials to highlight the administration’s displeasure with Netanyahu, while also talking up the permanence of US-Israel...
  • North Korea goes completely offline: Report

    12/22/2014 1:57:53 PM PST · by Colehill1999 · 220 replies
    CNBC ^ | 12-22-14 | Everett Rosenfeld
    North Korea is having major Internet problems, just days after President Barack Obama promised a proportional response to the devastating hacks against Sony. The country, which the FBI accused last week of the cyberattack, is suffering a total Internet outage that experts at DYN Research said is out of the ordinary, as first reported by North Korea Tech. According to the research firm, North Korea's Internet connectivity grew steadily worse beginning Sunday night, and then went completely offline Monday morning. "I haven't seen such a steady beat of routing instability and outages in KP before," Doug Madory, director of Internet...
  • Lawmakers visit school where lunches were tossed for kids without funds

    01/31/2014 10:54:06 AM PST · by Wolfie · 33 replies
    KSL TV ^ | 01.30.2014
    Lawmakers visit school where lunches were tossed for kids without funds SALT LAKE CITY — Two Utah senators ate lunch at a Salt Lake elementary school Thursday to make it clear they believe no child in Utah should go hungry. The visit came after an incident Tuesday at Uintah Elementary School, where fifth-grader Sophia Isom was met by a district nutrition manager during lunch who was monitoring students' school lunch accounts. The manager took her school lunch and threw it away. "So she took my lunch away and said, 'Go get a milk,’” Sophia said. "I came back and asked,...
  • I am going in! I am in DC with a T-shirt that calls them -- accurately -- "morons

    01/21/2013 6:40:00 PM PST · by freedumb2003 · 58 replies
    1/21/2013 | me
    I am at the Ritz DC. Almost all the people here are His Colour. If you don't hear from me after 2 hours you will know they have attacked me and killed me. I will NOT let them think their god is The God. And I will fight -- maybe until dead. Eric Holder!!! You hate the USA!
  • CNN Poll: Perry Leads GOP Race Even If Palin Runs

    08/29/2011 2:24:17 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 389 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 29, 2011, 2:32 PM ET | By Danny Yadron
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a commanding lead in the 2012 GOP presidential race, and that wont likely change if tea party favorite Sarah Palin decides to run, a new CNN/ORC International poll indicates....The poll’s data show that, for now, Mr. Perry is the clear favorite of tea party supporters. Ms. Palin won support from 10% of voters, leaving her in third place just ahead of Mrs. Bachmann.
  • The Name "Obama" Not In Hawaii Birth Database

    02/27/2010 3:00:22 PM PST · by blueyon · 151 replies · 6,033+ views
    The Obama Fil;e ^ | John Carlton??
    The Post & Email is reporting that the Hawaii Department of Health has sent them an Adobe document containing an alphabetical list of births, produced from the Hawaii Birth Index database. The name Obama does not exist. Here is an image of the "Ob*" page from the document:
  • Top ten: Things that have gotten old at FR [Vanity]

    01/18/2010 10:04:56 PM PST · by delacoert · 402 replies · 8,549+ views
    January 18, 2010 | delacoert
     10. Blog hawking (I know, I know, we're supposed to be nice.)  9. Run-on, single-paragraph posts 8. Pings to Jim Robinson with kiss ass complements 7. Posting "hugh and series", "stuned beeber" or "Bush's fault" 6. A post asking a noOb if they are sure they're logged in 5. Passive-aggressive keyword epithet war 4. Satire posts that fool you (the rest are hilarious) 3. Viking Kitties (just kidding... love ya'... really...  who'd poke fun at you...  rah roh.) 2. Vanities 1. ...
  • Actress testifies at NY campaign corruption trial By TOM HAYS

    05/14/2009 8:36:28 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 2 replies · 604+ views
    Palm Beach Post online edition ^ | 13 May 2009 : 2109 hrs | Tom Hays - AP
    NEW YORK — A television actress testified Wednesday about her real-life role in a campaign corruption scandal that has embarrassed some of the Democratic Party's biggest names. Susan Chilman told jurors at the federal trial in Manhattan of longtime fundraiser and admitted investment cheat Norman Hsu that she was completely clueless about the politicians she supported at his behest. "I didn't know who the candidates were," Chilman said. The prosecution witness — with roles in "Brothers & Sisters," "CSI Miami" and "ER" under the stage name Susan Pari — testified that in recent years she had given nearly $42,000 to...
  • CA: State sees sharp drop in income tax revenue

    05/05/2009 9:41:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 49 replies · 1,671+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 5/5/09 | Dale Kasler
    California collected just $7.34 billion in personal income tax payments in April, putting further stress on the state's budget. The state controller's office said the collections in April were down from $13 billion a year earlier. About a quarter of all income tax revenue is collected in April, the agency said. In addition, the dismal April means the state is falling behind the revenue forecasts incorporated into the budget deal adopted by the Legislature in February.
  • Steele: GOP Should Reach Out To Gay, Pro-Choice Voters

    02/02/2009 9:17:17 AM PST · by UCFRoadWarrior · 633 replies · 16,249+ views
    Video Cafe (via Fox News) ^ | Feburary 1, 2009 | David Sunday
    Michael Steele, the new chairman of the Republican National Committee wants the GOP to reach out to candidates who support gay marriage and are pro-choice. Steele told Fox's Chris Wallace that it was "important" to reach out to those voters. WALLACE: You are one of the co-founders of something called the Republican Leadership Council which supports candidates who favor abortion and gay rights. STEELE: Yes. (watch video) WALLACE: Does the GOP needs to do a better job of reaching out to people who hold those views? STEELE: I think -- I think that's an important opportunity for us, absolutely. Within...
  • Will FR embrace socialism to make way for Rudy Giuliani as a Republican presidential candidate?

    04/21/2007 6:42:25 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 18,464 replies · 540,699+ views
    vanity | April 21, 2007 | Jim Robinson
    We've got some real challenges facing us. FR was established to fight against government corruption, overstepping, and abuse and to fight for a return to the limited constitutional government as envisioned and set forth by our founding fathers in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and other founding documents. One of the biggest cases of government corruption, overstepping and abuse that I know of is its disgraceful headlong slide into a socialist hell. Our founders never intended for abortion to be the law of the land. And they never intended the Supreme Court to be a legislative body. They...
  • MILF blames govt for crisis in peace talks

    04/30/2008 2:11:18 PM PDT · by Admin Moderator · 13 replies · 154+ views
    ABS/CBN ^ | April 29, 2008
    The Moro Islamic Liberation Front blamed Tuesday the Philippine government for the current crisis affecting peace negotiations between the GRP and MILF panels. In a statement, MILF Chaiman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim said the government should adhere to the consensus points and a draft proposal on the issue of ancestral domain. He added that such moves could avert the possible disintegration of the peace process and may spark another round of talks.
  • (Gov. Rick) Perry vs. Romney (on Boy Scouts vs. homosexual activist groups)

    01/26/2008 10:36:22 AM PST · by AFA-Michigan · 204 replies · 1,774+ views
    WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | January 25, 2008 | Greg Pierce
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a Republican, has written a book about the Boy Scouts, and he includes a less-than-flattering story about Mitt Romney, suggesting that the Republican presidential hopeful bowed to the homosexual rights lobby during the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Here is a portion of what Mr. Perry had to say about Mr. Romney in the new book... "In 2000 (Romney) put out a published call for volunteers ... The Great Salt Lake Council of the BSA, the largest in the nation, with some 80,000 Scouts and 35,000 adult leaders, answered Romney's call for volunteers." "Some...
  • Man had video of dog killing on his phone, complaint says

    03/23/2007 11:44:52 AM PDT · by dave k · 63 replies · 1,387+ views
    St Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 03/23/2007 | David Hanners
    Video clips of a dog being decapitated with a chain saw were found on the cell phone of a St. Paul man accused of killing his former girlfriend's pet, according to charges filed Friday. The man, Anthony Albert Gomez, 24, is charged with two counts of cruelty to pets. He is currently being held on $35,000 bail and was scheduled to make his first appearance in Ramsey County District Court Friday afternoon. After cutting off the dog's head, Gomez allegedly gift-wrapped it in a box and left it on the doorstep of Crystal Brown, 17, whom he had once dated....
  • Scooby-Doo Creator Dies at 81

    01/09/2007 5:06:39 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 32 replies · 838+ views
    ABC ^ | January 9, 2007 | DAISY NGUYEN
    Iwao Takamoto, the animator who created the beloved Scooby-Doo and directed the cartoon classic "Charlotte's Web," has died. He was 81. Takamoto died Monday of heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Warner Bros. spokesman Gary Miereanu said. In a career that spanned more than six decades, Takamoto assisted in the designs of some of the biggest animated features and television shows for Disney and the Hanna-Barbera animation team. They included "Cinderella," "Peter Pan," "Lady and the Tramp," "101 Dalmatians," "The Jetsons" and "The Flintstones." But it was his creation of Scooby-Doo, the cowardly dog with an adventurous heart, that captivated...
  • Strong earthquake hits Papua New Guinea (Magnitude 6.5)

    10/16/2006 7:43:40 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 34 replies · 960+ views
    The Australian ^ | October 17, 2006
    A STRONG earthquake hit Papua New Guinea today. The US Geological Survey said the 6.5 magnitude quake hit at 9.25am local time, with an epicentre 577km from Port Moresby.
  • NASA probing space shuttle fuel leak

    07/14/2006 10:47:57 PM PDT · by raygun · 25 replies · 1,075+ views
    Yahoo News (via Reuters) ^ | Fri Jul 14, 9:52 PM ET | Irene Klotz
    HOUSTON (Reuters) - Astronauts aboard shuttle Discovery prepared to leave the International Space Station on Friday while ground control teams revamped landing plans to handle a small leak in one of the ship's power generators. Managers believe the leak is inconsequential but because there is not enough proof, they are proceeding cautiously. [snip] The shuttle has three power units needed to move the body flaps, speed brakes and other critical landing gear. It can safely land with just one, though two or more make for greater control, Shannon said. One unit has a tiny leak, about six drops per hour,...
  • North American Union: Deconstructing the U.S. [PART 1]

    07/11/2006 5:54:52 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 25 replies · 562+ views
    NewsMax ^ | June 16, 2006 | Diane Alden
    This is Part I of a three-part series. No one in their right mind would consider Jerome Corsi a liberal or a leftist. Corsi received a Ph.D. from Harvard University in political science in 1972 and has written many books and articles, including co-authoring with John O'Neill the No. 1 New York Times best seller "Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry." The 2004 book was a defining character study of presidential candidate John Kerry. "Unfit for Command" may have been the single biggest reason John Kerry is not president today and George W. Bush is....
  • Hurricane Rita Live Thread, Part III

    09/21/2005 4:19:11 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 1,571 replies · 61,067+ views
    NHC - NOAA ^ | 21 September 2005 | NHC - NOAA
    Extremely dangerous and large Category Five Hurricane Rita is churning westward across the Gulf of Mexico toward Texas. Air Force Reconnaissance indicated the central pressure has dropped to 904mb, making Rita the fifth most intense hurricane ever in the Atlantic Basin. Hurricane and Tropical Storm Watches have been issued from Northern Mexico through the South Louisiana coastline. Galveston TX used school buses to evacuate residents. Mandatory and voluntary evacuations are in effect along the Texas coastline. The following links are self-updating: Public Advisory Currently published every 3 hours 5A, 8A, 11A, 2P, etc. ET NHC Discussion Published every six hours...
  • 10 Songs that Make You Crack Open a Beer While Driving (vanity)

    05/22/2005 7:13:27 AM PDT · by pissant · 305 replies · 2,685+ views
    MyMind | 5/22/05 | Sir Pissant
    There are just some songs that are so good, that when heard on the car radio, they trigger an automatic reflex to pop open a frosty cold brew. I know it's illegal in most states, but the law be damned when RYS (Retrograde Youth Syndrome) is triggered by the the following songs: 10. Pride and Joy (Stevie Ray Vaughn) 9. Wild Night (Van Morrison) 8. Locomotive Breath (Tull) 7. White Room (Cream) 6. You Shook Me (AC/DC) 5. London Calling (clash) 4. Sultans of Swing (Dire Staights) 3. Honky Tonk Women (Stones) 2. Roadhouse Blues (Doors) 1. La Grange (ZZ...
  • Scooby Doo Punched in Face

    02/05/2005 1:39:35 AM PST · by ambrose · 16 replies · 323+ views
    Scotsman ^ | 1/28
    Fri 28 Jan 2005 9:06am (UK) Scooby Doo Punched in Face By James Tapsfield, PA A nightclubber dressed as Scooby Doo was attacked by a man who seems to have objected to his costume, police said today. The 25-year-old victim had just got into a taxi outside the Escape club in Margate, Kent, at around 3am today when he was assaulted. A spokeswoman for Kent Police said a 6ft tall, stocky white man wearing a cream coat opened the cab door and punched the famous cartoon character in the face. She said: “He didn’t know him, and he doesn’t seem...