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  • 1,000 people possibly sickened by fecal matter in French mud run

    06/30/2015 7:27:45 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 9 replies
    upi ^ | June 29, 2015 | Danielle Haynes
    LEVENS, France, - Mud run participants might have to start worrying about more than sprained ankles or scraped knees after more than 1,000 people became sick to their stomach after participating in an event last week in France. The regional health agency in southern France said 1,000 of the 8,400 participants involved in the Levens Mud Day on June 20 reported symptoms of acute gastroenteritis. The agency said the stomach ailments -- mostly diarrhea, vomiting and fever -- were caused by norovirus, a highly infectious disease that causes an inflammation of the stomach or intestines. The U.S. Centers for Disease...
  • OK all I am SEROIUSLY thinking about "Cutting the Cable" any suggestions on...

    06/30/2015 6:00:04 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 67 replies
    30 June 2015 | US Navy Vet
    ...Internet and getting a FEW Channels(Fox News, History, H2, and AHC etc...)?
  • United Airlines Flight Forced To Turn Around After Passenger Refuses To Stop Smoking

    06/29/2015 5:47:03 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 53 replies
    Consumerist ^ | June 29, 2015
    Though it might seem like “no smoking” signs on airplanes aren’t even needed anymore — who could possibly think lighting up a cigarette in an enclosed cabin filled with other people is okay? — there are apparently those out there who still need reminding that smoking isn’t allowed. To wit: a United Airlines flight headed to Boston from Denver was forced to turn around after a passenger reportedly lit up and refused to stop smoking. Officials said the flight returned to Denver International Airport around midnight on Friday due to a disturbance on board, an airport spokesperson told Channel 2...
  • So since they no longer require proof of citizenship to vote, can I vote multiple? ~ Vanity

    06/29/2015 1:44:00 PM PDT · by GraceG · 28 replies
    GraceG
    Since the SCOTUS just decided to throw the last mechanism of actual democratic elections down the tubes, can my many multiple personalities now vote?
  • Nearly four of 10 U.S. kids exposed to violence

    06/29/2015 1:39:22 PM PDT · by WilliamofCarmichael · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/29/2015 | news.yahoo.com
    I would expect that most of the violence is from teen-on-teen. Here's some FBI violent crime stats for under 18. I did not find much of that in the article. My reply below contains FBI UCR under 18 violent crime data.
  • Confederate flag cake, no. ISIS flag cake, yes. Wal-Mart apologizes after YouTube flap(worked there)

    06/29/2015 1:41:16 PM PDT · by BBell · 12 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 6/29/15 | Bob Warren, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A Wal-Mart store in Slidell refused a request to decorate a cake with a design featuring a Confederate flag, but agreed to decorate a cake featuring the flag of the Islamic State terrorist group, or ISIS, a man says in a video posted to YouTube. Wal-Mart has apologized for selling the cake, explaining that the employee who handled the order did not recognize it as the ISIS flag. The corporation, a spokesman said, does not support ISIS. The YouTube video, posted Friday (June 26) by a man identified as Chuck Netzhammer, shows a man sitting on a motorcycle unfurl a...
  • Cruz on Hannity Tonight

    06/29/2015 11:38:12 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 20 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | 6/29/2015 | Fox News
    Just saw on Fox that Ted Cruz will be on Hannity tonight for an exclusive interview. 8.P.M. Central
  • "Welcome to The Crazy Years" - a conservative hard-rock protest song, by Yours Truly [vanity]

    06/29/2015 10:58:41 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 45 replies
    Me, via YouTube (as Hopalong Ginsberg) ^ | 6/29/15 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    I wrote this song about the events of the past few days. I could have been less polite. (With greatest respect, Robert A. Heinlein didn't know the half of it.) I write and record my music under the stage name "Hopalong Ginsberg." I considered using "Caitlynn Jenner," but I got a cease-and-desist letter from some geriatric tranny. For a free MP3 download of "Welcome to The Crazy Years," click here or click here.
  • 12 Ways To Use Saul Alinsky’s Rules For Radicals Against Liberals

    06/29/2015 10:31:49 AM PDT · by proust · 41 replies
    Right WIng News ^ | April 2012 | John Hawkins
    When conservatives stop playing defense...
  • Confederate flag hung from Boston memorial for black soldiers

    06/29/2015 9:01:59 AM PDT · by Andy'smom · 37 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 06/29/2015 | Emack-Bazelais and Jennifer Smith
    A Confederate battle flag was attached Sunday night to a Boston memorial that commemorates one of the first all-black regiments to fight for the union during the Civil War, hanging there for over an hour before a woman removed it. Melissa Carino, 37, of Lowell said she saw the flag hanging from the Robert Gould Shaw and Massachusetts 54th Regiment Memorial across the street from the State House at about 8 p.m. Carino said she left and returned to the location later, angered that it had not been removed.
  • Enemies

    06/29/2015 8:05:41 AM PDT · by Leto · 5 replies
    Fourmilab Blog ^ | 4-15-2011 | John Walker
    Opponents or Enemies? In any conflict, it is a deadly error to mistake or underestimate the adversary's capabilities, will to employ them, or ultimate goals. Around the globe, what was once confidently deemed “Western civilisation” is in an end-stage battle with champions of a collectivist and statist ideology which, over the last century, has enacted programs of redistributive taxation, borrowing, and spending whose unsustainability has now become self-evident and which, unless the present course is altered, will collapse in at most ten years. Further, the second- and higher-order effects of these policies have led to demographic collapse in the societies...
  • 45 Goals of Communisms in the US

    06/29/2015 5:32:16 AM PDT · by CriticalJ · 6 replies
    Here's a list for the Communist Party in America from the book "The Naked Communist" by Cleon Skousen, published in 1958. 1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war. 2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war. 3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength. 4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war. 5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites. 6. Provide American aid...
  • Religious liberty is rallying cry after gay marriage ruling

    06/29/2015 12:14:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 29, 2015 1:02 AM EDT | Rachel Zoll and Steve Peoples
    Now that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide, religious conservatives are focusing on preserving their right to object. Their concerns are for the thousands of faith-based charities, colleges and hospitals that want to hire, fire, serve and set policy according to their religious beliefs, notably that gay relationships are morally wrong. The Republican Party’s 2016 presidential candidates are already campaigning on the issue. And Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is urging President Barack Obama and the nation’s governors “to join me in reassuring millions of Americans that the government will not force them to participate in activities that violate their deeply held...
  • Courtney Love attacked during Paris anti-Uber protest

    06/28/2015 5:44:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 06/27/2015
    Rocker Courtney Love was left terrified when she was caught up in angry demonstrations in France on Thursday as protesters attacked her car during a drive into Paris. Love took to Twitter.com to explain that the car she was traveling in was ambushed as cab drivers blocked roads leading to and from the city's airports in a stand against taxi app Uber. Love claimed the driver was held hostage and the car was beaten with metal bats before they escaped by jumping on motorcycles, while they were also pelted with rocks by protesters and ignored by police. She used the...
  • Serbia unveils monument to Gavrilo Princip

    06/28/2015 4:03:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 28, 2015 5:27 PM EDT
    Serbia on Sunday unveiled a monument to Gavrilo Princip, whose assassination of the Austro-Hungarian crown prince in Sarajevo helped ignite World War I and still provokes controversy in the ethnically-divided Balkans. Hundreds of citizens attended the ceremony in central Belgrade held on the anniversary of the 1914 assassination which is also the Serbian national holiday of St. Vitus Day. President Tomislav Nikolic described Princip—who is viewed as a terrorist by many outside Serbia—as a freedom fighter and hero. …
  • Tunisia attack: at least 30 Britons believed to have been killed

    06/28/2015 2:55:19 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 68 replies
    Guardian ^ | 6/28/15
    At least 30 Britons are understood to have been killed in the beach massacre in Tunisia, it emerged on Sunday. Informed sources said the eventual figure could be even higher. The official British death toll is now known to be much higher than originally reported, because of the time taken to confirm the identities of those killed. The process is being overseen by a British coroner. Due to the nature and location of the attack, and the numbers involved, the process has not been straightforward. One problem is that many of those killed on the beach were wearing swimwear, and...
  • "500 pound" pig found trapped in Detroit basement

    06/28/2015 2:10:04 PM PDT · by BBell · 56 replies
    http://www.wxyz.com/ ^ | 6/26/15 | Curtis Jackson
    DETROIT (WXYZ) - Detroit and Michigan State Police are investigating after finding a 500 pound pig trapped inside the basement of a Detroit home. According to Assistant Police Chief Steve Dolunt, an anonymous tip brought investigators to a house in the 10400 block of Orangelawn. They found the pig in a basement standing in feces. "No pun intended but it looks like a pigsty," Dolunt said. "There's two feet of feces down there." Dolunt said the caller told police the pig had been fed human remains. However, police did not find anything suspicious. Neighbors said the man who lived in...
  • Kid gets old school butt whooping for stealing guys stuff

    06/28/2015 2:01:11 PM PDT · by BBell · 26 replies
    Little kid Steals my pants at the park with my money Car keys debit cards and cash in them, We catch Him 30 minutes later walking Down the street, Was i wrong 4 this?????? Must watch!!!!!!! Frank NittyQuen Hustlin Harris
  • Vox 'Voxsplains' CNN's Dildo Flag Blunder

    06/28/2015 10:28:09 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 28, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    I am sure that when John Cameron Swayze began anchoring the Camel News Caravan at NBC in 1949 he never in his wildest imagination would have thought that there ever could be a day when a flag covered with dildos and butt plugs at a gay pride parade would become the focus of a television news broadcast. However such was the case on Saturday when a CNN reporter confused a parody ISIS flag with the real deal at a London gay pride parade and "treated" the audience to a detailed analysis, including an interview with a national security analyst, for over six minutes....
  • Detroit EMT fired after refusing to help baby

    06/28/2015 10:10:14 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    clickondetroit.com ^ | June 26 2015 | : Shawn Ley, Local 4 Reporter,
    DETROIT - The Detroit fire commissioner has fired an EMT who refused to help a baby when she was just minutes away from the home. Commissioner Edsel Jenkins said Ann Marie Thomas's employment with the Detroit Fire Department has been terminated. "Today, we conducted an appeals hearing, which Ms. Thomas requested. After reviewing all of the facts of this incident, I have determined that the appropriate course of action is to terminate Ms. Thomas' employment with the Detroit Fire Department effective immediately," said Jenkins in a statement released Wednesday.
  • Boy Scout killed in flash flood at Philmont Ranch

    06/28/2015 8:07:31 AM PDT · by SZonian · 28 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 27 June, 2015 | Nicole Perez
    One Boy Scout died and three others were rescued after being swept away in a flash flood early Saturday, according to the New Mexico State Police. A group of eight Scouts, ages 14 to 17, three crew leaders and one adult ranger were on the two-week trek across the Philmont Scout Ranch, a popular Boy Scout ranch near Cimarron. They were camped near the North Ponil Canyon, 15 miles northeast of the training center. Rain started falling early Saturday morning, flooding parts of the ranch property, according to a news release posted on the ranch’s website. Around 4:30 a.m. Saturday,...
  • CNN mistakes sex toy sign for Islamic State flag

    06/28/2015 7:51:33 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 25 replies
    upi ^ | June 27, 2015 | Brooks Hays
    LONDON, - On Saturday, CNN ran an entire segment on the possible sighting of an Islamic State flag at a pride parade in London. "Just in: ISIS flag spotted at gay pride parade," read a banner stretching across the bottom of the news channel's TV feed as cameras repeatedly panned and zoomed in on what turned out to be a flag featuring crude drawings of sex toys. "ISIS flag amongst a sea of rainbow colours was spotted by a CNN international assignment editor," CNN's anchor said. The flag was apparently spotted by CNN International reporter Lucy Pawle, who joined the...
  • Fresh Complaints "On the End of Gay Culture"

    06/28/2015 4:49:16 AM PDT · by thesligoduffyflynns · 24 replies
    New Republic ^ | today | Andrew Sullivan
    You know,as soon as I read the title of the article written by Andrew Sullivan I was totally steamed. They got what they wanted and now this moaning diatribe,this haranguing and fulsome whining just really crisped my toast days ago when I read this. The mountain was given to them and they now want what? I'm just so totally disgusted by the whole thing & I thought I'd share my disgust. If any conservatives had a bad week with decisions that came down from the Supreme Court on Obamacare ,sanctioned gay marriage & their little legal eagles they want, the...
  • Apple backpedals on Confederate flag censorship —

    06/27/2015 10:41:46 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 19 replies
    CIO Magazine ^ | June 27, 2015 | by Jim Lynch
    Apple reinstates some banned games, but tries to hide the Confederate flag from screenshots and app iconsA couple of days ago I commented on Apple's ham-handed attempt at censoring the Confederate flag from the app store. The company had blithely removed all apps and games that had the Confederate flag from the app store.But now Apple is backpedaling furiously and has reinstated some games: as long as the Confederate flag doesn't appear in the app icon or screenshots.Carter Dotson reports for Touch Arcade: There's been a lot of controversy surrounding the Confederate flag in Civil War games since Apple pulled...
  • As (gay) pride soars, Apple adds LGBT featured section to the App Store

    06/27/2015 8:02:40 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 25 replies
    CNet ^ | June 26, 2015 | Anthony Domanico
    Apple has added an LGBT section to its App Store that showcases apps, books, movies, TV shows and podcasts to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall riots. It's Gay Pride in cities worldwide this month, an event sure to get a big boost of excitement following the US Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide on Friday. And in what some digerati may consider added cause for celebration, Apple has added an LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) section on the App Store that showcases tons of content for the LGBT community. The section, which went live on the App Store...
  • Essay on Political Correctness and the old Monarchies

    06/27/2015 3:08:12 PM PDT · by eccentric · 8 replies
    Facebook ^ | June 27, 2015 | Linda Martinez
    I always thought the religious history of England was so silly. They started off Catholic. Then when Henry VIII had a dispute with the Pope, he started his own church. And he demanded that everyone in his country join his new church. He even killed some who opposed the change. When his daughter Mary became Queen, the whole country had to revert back to Catholicism. She killed some people too, acheiving the nickname "Bloody Mary." When Mary died and Elizabeth became Queen, the whole country had to change religions again. This happened many times in Europe and it all seems...
  • Change the name of the Defense of Marriage Act to the Defense of Holy Matrimony Act.

    06/27/2015 12:10:03 PM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 10 replies
    6/27/15 | EQAndyBuzz
    If you think this about gay marriage, you cannot be further from the truth. This was a flat out power grab by the State to further their goal of destroying religion and the moral fiber of this country to support their left wing agenda. What this court decision accomplished was to make the next fight easier. There are already congress critter out there who want to remove "In God We Trust" from money and our national monuments. With the Defense of Marriage Act overturned, it is only clear sailing for the left. Or is it? This week SCOTUS made a...
  • I've Never Said This Before – But It's Time For You To Start Buying Guns and Ammo

    06/27/2015 11:54:07 AM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 66 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 06/27/2015 | Steven Crowder
    I've pasted the whole column below. But there is a video that can only be seen on the site/not embedded here. So please, if you support my work, visit the site. If not, no problem. "Now before you label this as a “crazy” post, I’m not talking about, nor am I predicting some doomsday scenario. Don’t expect me to be selling you seeds, food preserves or bomb shelters anytime soon. That is not what I am suggesting here. I’m also not suggesting that you need to buy yourself an AR15 to fight off an onslot of newly married gays. Okay?...
  • Kennedy: "Your move God."

    06/27/2015 11:04:07 AM PDT · by DiogenesLamp · 75 replies
    Today. | Me.
    Justice Kennedy either does not believe in God, or is unaware of the fact that God burned two cities to death by fire as a consequence of Homosexuality. I regard these two events as the measure of his level of disapproval on the subject. In his ruling Justice Kennedy has effectively thrown down the gauntlet and challenged God to do something about it. I'm thinking that if he lives long enough to see it, he isn't going to like God's response. Whether Kennedy realizes it or not, The Judeo-Christian principles are responsible for Western Civilization. They created the conditions which...
  • Shopping Choices for Real Americans

    06/27/2015 11:02:15 AM PDT · by Wallace T. · 13 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | March 5, 2015 | Alexander C. Kaufman
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/05/marriage-equality-amicus_n_6808260.html
  • US same-sex marriage ruling likely to impact other countries

    06/27/2015 10:51:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 27, 2015 12:18 PM EDT | Gregory Katz
    The landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriages has no legal force outside the United States, but gay rights activists in many parts of the world believe the court ruling will help their cause. In the Philippines, in India, in Australia and elsewhere, gay rights advocates think the U.S. ruling may help change attitudes, just as American activists—and judges, educators and legislators—had earlier been influenced by the easy acceptance of same-sex marriage in some European countries, where the laws were changed smoothly without much fuss.In today’s wired world, political movements cross national boundaries in the blink of...
  • 11 popular programming languages that can help you land a job

    06/27/2015 7:57:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/27/2015 | Matt Weinberger
    "Software is eating the world," venture capitalist Marc Andreessen famously declared. Someone has to write that software. Why not you? There are thousands of programming languages, but some are far more popular than others. When a company goes out to find new programming talent, they're looking for people familiar with the languages and systems they already use — and they don't always want to experiment with newcomers like Google Go or Apple Swift. Here are the programming languages you should learn if you always want to have a job, as suggested by the popular TIOBE Index and Redmonk Programming Language...
  • Wal-Mart makes ISIS battle flag cake...Rejects confederate flag cake

    06/27/2015 7:47:11 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 71 replies
    Youtube ^ | 06/26/15
    On 06/25/15 I attempted to get an Edible image cake printed with the confederate flag image on it at Walmart. It was denied. The next day I had them do the same for the ISIS battle flag image I brought to them. They cheerfully did it. and sold me my ISIS cake. WTF Walmart! ISIS is beheading Christians, selling little girls into slavery, and is currently a terrorist org at war with the United States........but you can't buy the General Lee toy car at Wallmart? It's a damn shame.
  • My Friend, the Hillary-Hater (vanity)

    06/27/2015 6:31:46 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 20 replies
    June 27, 2015 | me
    A friend of mine really, really dislikes Hillary Clinton. And he is not shy about telling you why. He sees Hillary as an unprincipled money-grubbing shill for the corporations. And he is very offended by her coronation-like campaign style. I recently asked him, "So what will you do if Hillary is the Democratic nominee for president?" "Vote for her," he said instantly. His answer did not surprise me much. My friend is a life-long democrat.
  • Oxford English Dictionary makes ‘Masshole’ official

    06/27/2015 2:44:19 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 64 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 6/25/15 | Stephanie McFeeters
    The Oxford English Dictionary added the word Masshole to its roster on Wednesday, formalizing a term well known to frustrated drivers throughout the Northeast. A piece of “coarse slang” defined as “a term of contempt for a native or inhabitant of the state of Massachusetts,” Masshole was one of nearly 500 words added to the dictionary on Wednesday, along with twerk, sext, hyperlocal, freegan, fratty, and fo’ shizzle.
  • Drug overdoses surpass car accident deaths in Pennsylvania

    06/27/2015 12:23:03 AM PDT · by RC one · 15 replies
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | June 23, 2015 12:00 AM | Hannah Schwarz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Pennsylvania is near the top of the national statistics for drug overdose deaths, but neighboring states West Virginia and Ohio are being hit even worse, according to a report released last week. Use of prescription drugs and heroin is fueling the problem, and the number of deaths from drug overdoses now surpasses car accident-related deaths in Pennsylvania and 35 other states. The report, published by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, breaks down all injury-related deaths by state. Pennsylvania fell in the middle of the pack for all injury-related deaths, coming in at No. 23,...
  • Obama: U.S. ‘Has Been Blind to Unique Mayhem That Gun Violence Inflicts’ (Charleston eulogy)

    06/26/2015 11:34:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Jun 26, 2015 4:29 pm
    President Barack Obama said that America has “been blind to the unique mayhem [of] gun violence” during his eulogy for Rev. Clementa Pinckney. Pinckney and eight others were killed during last week’s Charleston church shooting. […] The president added that the nation’s eyes are opened sporadically during mass shootings, citing Charleston, the Aurora movie theater massacre, and the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. He also noted that 30 lives are cut short by gun violence each day. …
  • Tuna Fish.

    06/26/2015 6:08:14 PM PDT · by Zeneta · 72 replies
    Me | 06/26/2015 | Zeneta
    Tuna Fish. Like Rino’s they come packaged and present themselves for appeal. I’m not sure anymore if I want to buy “Chunk” or “Solid”, given their labels it’s hard to tell the difference. And really, what’s the difference between “Chunk” and “Solid”? What’s the difference in the meanings of the words they chose? Why can’t they be clearer? “Prepackaged for your convenience and ready for your consumption.”
  • 8.52-carat white diamond found at Crater of Diamonds State Park

    06/26/2015 5:54:13 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 23 replies
    KATV.COM ^ | 26 JUNE 2015 | KATV.COM
    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) - An 8.52-carat white diamond was found June 24 by Bobbie Oskarson of Longmont, Colorado, at Arkansas's Crater of Diamonds State Park, according to park officials. Clear white and icicle shaped, this gem is the fifth largest diamond found by a park visitor since the state park was established at Arkansas's diamond site in 1972. Twenty minutes into her search, she found the diamond in a couple scoops she had dug from a small mound of dirt. Oskarson was in the southwest corner of the park's 37 ½-acre search field in an area known as the Pig...
  • Baby scales rock wall

    06/26/2015 5:16:16 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 5 replies
    WISN.COM ^ | 26 JUNE 2015 | CNN.COM
    (CNN) - 20-month-old Ellie Farmer isn't potty trained yet, but she can scale a rock wall with seeming expert ease.
  • Apple Backtracks, Reinstates Some Apps Using Confederate Symbols

    06/26/2015 4:48:47 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 30 replies
    Mac Observer ^ | Jun 26th, 2015 2:28 PM EDT | Bryan Chaffin
    Apple pulled all apps from the App Store with Confederate symbols such as the Battle Flag of the Confederacy Friday morning. Almost immediately, though, the company began backtracking by working with developers to reinstate apps that use such symbols for "educational or historical uses." Ultimate General: Gettysburg There has been a massive wave against those symbols throughout the U.S. in the aftermath of a racist terrorist attack in South Carolina that left nine people shot by a white supremacist. Apple CEO Tim Cook urged Americans to remove symbols of racism in a tweet many interpreted to be aimed at the...
  • Animal Incursions at Electrical Substations

    06/26/2015 3:23:08 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    utilityproducts.com ^ | Bill Reichard
    June through October of 2011, at least 15,000 residences and businesses across Ohio were rendered powerless by animal incursions into electrical substations. Substation outages knocked out traffic signals, forced emergency teams into action and resulted in significant, unplanned repair expenses for utilities. ... In addition to the financial strain outages place on utilities, they can also result in lost revenue for business customers, damage to infrastructure, costs related to emergency crews and first responders, and other expenses beyond substation repair. Last but not least, substation outages can lead customers to doubt the reliability of their power supplier. According to The...
  • What?! I think I'm an animal (part 1)

    06/26/2015 3:04:50 PM PDT · by fishtank · 6 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQqSwVhD96E ^ | Apr 24, 2013 | Not really sure.
    From the YouTube link: Published on Apr 24, 2013 "An amazing video of Therians involving some of my close friends talking about the therian lifestyle, their lives, and a reflection of my own. My name is Alpha Blue-Eye. I'm a blue and white arctic wolf. If you have any questions for me, put them in the comment box and I'll answer them in a later video!"
  • Why Great Women Marry Total (Edited)

    06/26/2015 1:43:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 26, 2015 | Markham Heid
    Ever watch a wedding ceremony unfold between your good female friend and the jackass she’s inexplicably marrying? If so, you probably wanted to “speak now” — but instead, you held your peace. Forever. Some couplings make you smack yourself in the forehead and think, “Why the hell is she with him?” Here, researchers attempt to answer that question. The (removed) appealJerks tend to possess a lot of characteristics that appeal to women, says Gregory Carter, PhD, a psychologist at the University of Durham in the UK. Those traits include a socially dominant and outgoing demeanor, lots of confidence, and vanity...
  • Gay Activist: Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Was ‘God’s Intention and God’s Work’

    06/26/2015 1:17:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 26, 2015 | 11:30 AM EDT | Melanie Hunter
    A same-sex marriage activist, whose marriage 11 years ago in Canada was validated Friday by the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that all states must recognize gay marriage performed in other states, thanked God Friday, calling the ruling, “God’s intention and God’s work.” “What I’d like to start by saying is what I think everyone should say when something very good happens in their life: We need to pause and give thanks to God,” said Greg Bourke, who spoke on the steps of the Supreme Court accompanied by his husband Michael De Leon and their two adopted children, Isabella and Isaiah....
  • Alito Warns: Defenders of Traditional Marriage Now Risk Being Treated as Bigots by Governments…

    06/26/2015 12:10:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 26, 2015 | 1:53 PM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    In his dissent from the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which declared that same-sex marriage is a right, Justice Samuel Alito said the court had falsely likened opposition to same-sex marriage to racism and that its decision “will be used to vilify Americans unwilling to assent to the new orthodoxy.” […] “I assume that those who cling to old beliefs will be able to whisper their thoughts in the recesses of their homes, but if they repeat those views in public, they will risk being labeled as bigots and treated as such by governments, employers, and schools,”...
  • NYC bill would require some bathrooms to be gender-neutral

    06/26/2015 12:02:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 26, 2015 2:28 PM EDT | Michael Balsamo
    Aiming to curb gender bias and harassment in New York City, officials are readying a plan that would require businesses to convert some restrooms to gender-neutral facilities. Legislation is being introduced that would require publicly available, single-occupancy restrooms in both public and private buildings to be designated as gender-neutral. It would also amend the language of some city laws, including the plumbing code, which requires separate lavatories for men and women. “This is a very important issue,” said New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, whose office is releasing a report Friday recommending the changes. “It’s time to help individuals who...
  • Republicans Are Going to Leave the Country and Set Themselves on Fire Due to SCOTUS

    06/26/2015 11:02:57 AM PDT · by Idaho_Cowboy · 60 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | June 26, 2015 | Richard Zombeck
    Things are about to get weird. After months of hearing from conservatives and fundamentalists about how they were going to secede, leave the country, or burn themselves in effigy over same-sex marriage, the day has arrived. The Supreme Court has rendered their decision in a 5-4 ruling that same-sex marriage is to be law of the land. As a result of this ruling, same-sex couples have the constitutional right to marry, and states cannot take that right away from them. The decision requires all 50 states to recognize all legally performed marriages from all jurisdictions, and to extend marriage to...
  • Will Planned Parenthood Side With The Satanists?

    06/26/2015 10:44:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    blaze.com ^ | June 26, 2015 | Kristan Hawkins
    If a woman is seeking to have an abortion in the state of Missouri, it is required that she be given medical information on abortion, how the fetus can feel pain by 22 weeks and wait 72 hours before having the abortion. For Satanists, these restrictions are unconstitutional and violate their “religious” beliefs. Uh, ok. So the Satanists filed a federal lawsuit this week against the governor of Missouri and the state’s attorney general asking for a religious exemption to the law. They don’t believe that a human prenatal child is a separate, living being, as science has proven, and...
  • Vermont now 41st state to allow civilian ownership of suppressors

    06/26/2015 9:53:23 AM PDT · by Johnny Navarone · 14 replies
    Guns.com ^ | May 26, 2015 | Chris Eger
    Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin signed a Fish and Wildlife bill last week that included language to legalize suppressors and repeal one of the oldest bans in the nation on the devices. The bill was introduced to the House in February as a standalone measure before being rolled into larger Senate economic development package and finally into the House F&W measure which passed the legislature with broad support. Vermont’s prohibition on silencers and suppressors predated the National Firearms Act. The legislation, signed by Shumlin on June 17, was introduced by Rep. Pat Brennan, R-Colchester, who championed the devices for safety and...