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  • Tuesday Trivia

    04/25/2017 6:57:19 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 9 replies
    unknown | 4/25/2017 | self
    Evolution in teaching math since the 1950s. 1. Teaching Math In The 1950's A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit? 2. Teaching Math In The 1960's A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price, or $80. What is his profit? 3. Teaching Math In The 1970's A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80. Did he make a profit? 4. Teaching Math In The 1980's A logger sells...
  • Most Armed Man in America

    01/27/2017 3:49:21 PM PST · by Robert DeLong · 34 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 17, 2016 | Hot Brass and Bullets
    Check out this old guy's arsenal and toys.
  • Memo to parents: Your adult kids don't want your stuff

    04/14/2016 12:27:24 PM PDT · by metmom · 185 replies
    NOLA.com| The Times-Picayune ^ | April 11, 2016 | Marni Jameson
    Parents of grown children, please sit down. I have some harsh news for you. Your kids don't want your stuff. Don't take it personally. It's not that they don't love you. They don't love your furniture. The china hutch, the collectible figurines, your antique map or thimble collection, the sideboard, all those family treasures may hold many precious moments for you, but for your kids, not so much. Ouch. Yes, I know you think you're being generous. Yes, I know you paid good money for these things. Yes, I know kids can seem unappreciative. Yes, I know it was part...
  • Reggie Love on life as Obama’s “chief of stuff”

    02/04/2015 2:58:56 AM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/30/15 | Carlos Lozada
    **SNIP** What does a bodyman do? Dubbed Obama’s “chief of stuff” in the news media, Love explains the job like this: “I was his DJ, his Kindle, his travel agent, his valet, his daughters’ basketball coach, his messenger, his punching bag, his alarm clock, his vending machine, his chief of stuff, his note passer, his spades partner, his party planner, his workout partner, his caterer, his small forward, his buffer, his gatekeeper, his surrogate son, and ultimately, his friend.” Early-morning workouts, food and, yes, basketball helped bring them together. They e-mailed each other stat lines from top NBA point guards...
  • 36 Things You Obviously Need In Your New Home

    07/09/2013 7:36:19 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | July 8, 2013 | Peggy Wang
    In case you wanted some inspiring ideas for all that disposable income you’ve got just sitting around.
  • Vanity - Walk into a bank, they hand you silver.

    06/26/2013 10:07:33 AM PDT · by DManA · 49 replies
    6/26/13 | Me
    There's an ad getting heavy play. Guy says there's a loophole in the law. You can walk into a bank and they will hand you silver. Then they direct you to a web site. I ain't going there. Anyone know what the scam is?
  • Um, This is IT !

    04/29/2013 6:01:15 AM PDT · by Revski · 25 replies
    Jimmy's Youtube ^ | 4-29-2013 | revski
    Animated video. The voices are grandchildren; Elijah, Megan, Taylor, Jamee and myself.
  • Obama gives us just a taste????

    09/06/2011 2:57:28 AM PDT · by AlwaysVigilant56 · 35 replies
    Fox News | 9-6-11 | AlwaysVigilant56
    Obama was speaking to a Union audiance today and stated he'd give them a taste of his Jobs speech. If you have seen this, answer me a question. Is he seriously going to announce that there are plenty of bridges and roads that need fixing? Does he think we don't know that THOSE type of jobs are paid for with the working population's money? I.E., taxes? Mr. President the federal government along with the majority of state governments are B-R-O-K-E!
  • President Says He Will Shift Economy into Overdrive

    01/23/2011 9:52:58 AM PST · by John Semmens · 41 replies
    With unemployment still above 9% nationwide and new up-ticks to over 12% in the nation’s largest state, President Obama spoke out on the need to “turn things around.” “For an economy to grow we need to build and invent stuff,” the president observed. “I’m not quite sure on what it takes to get stuff invented and built, but my Administration has been working hard to try to put together the right mix of bailouts, subsidies, and tax increases to do the trick.” According to the president, “one of the deterrents to inventing stuff is the uncertainty of turning a profit...
  • Dropbox. [v]

    12/02/2010 6:02:29 PM PST · by the invisib1e hand · 18 replies
    http://www.freerepublic.com ^ | 120310 | I think it's me
    Hey gearheads and interested parties: any feedback on this Dropbox thing? Has it been out there long enough to be trusted? You know, stuff like that.
  • Houston Hoarder of the Century Estate Sale

    07/24/2010 7:49:35 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 67 replies
    margiebeeglesales ^ | July 23, 2010 | n/a
    Mostly pictures.
  • 52 cats taken from Elkhart woman's home

    03/13/2010 2:27:28 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 31 replies · 675+ views
    52 cats and one dog were removed from the home of a 76 year old Elkhart woman Tuesday by Elkhart Police Department's animal control officer and Humane Society workers. Elkhart Humane Society Assistant Director Rachel Dennis says the cats and dog are all in poor health, suffering from respiratory problems, matted eyes and infested with insects. Adult Protective Services was called to assist the 76 year old woman who was living in the feces covered trailer. The woman is now living with a family member. Elkhart Police say a maintenance worker at Four Season Trailer Park flagged down an animal...
  • Researchers Find Clues to 'Pack-Rat' Urge

    12/18/2004 7:05:24 AM PST · by MississippiMasterpiece · 87 replies · 6,588+ views
    WebMD Medical News ^ | Dec. 17, 2004 | Miranda Hitti
    Attention, pack rats: science may have figured you out. Researchers say they've found an area of the brain that seems to govern the urge to collect. For most people, collecting is a perfectly healthy behavior. It's an outlet for expressing passion for just about anything, such as stamps, wine, art, shoes, or Elvis memorabilia. Collecting is also common among animals, and not just for food. It's been observed in creatures great and small, from mammals to insects. For instance, some birds can't resist aluminum and bright objects, while hamsters gather glass beads when given the chance. But in rare cases,...
  • House Of Filth: Nearly 100 Cats Found In NJ Home

    03/28/2009 7:53:47 AM PDT · by alice_in_bubbaland · 68 replies · 2,028+ views
    wcbstv.com ^ | Mar, 28, 2009 | Sean Hennessey
    SPCA Officials Stunned After 2 Feet Of Feces Found In Room Of House Located In Million-Dollar Community Officers Say It's One Of The Worst Cases Ever Reported Reporting Sean Hennessey CHESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) ― One New Jersey SPCA official said it was probably the worst case he's ever seen.
  • Authorities investigate how Valrico woman found among cats, clutter came to live that way

    06/30/2009 5:28:23 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 14 replies · 3,357+ views
    VALRICO — It took 15 minutes to get through the front door of a $300,000 house. Investigators used broomsticks and mop handles to push away debris. From inside a gated Valrico community, they removed a frail older woman and some of her cats — eight dead and 15 alive. Hillsborough County Animal Services said both the woman and the cats appeared neglected. The Department of Children and Families was summoned, to see whether 74-year-old Alice Santy, a woman who showed signs of hoarding, needed help. Now, the Sheriff's Office is investigating to see how Mrs. Santy, who is married, came...
  • Shopaholic spinster found dead under 3ft of unopened goods

    01/08/2009 8:31:36 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies · 1,282+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | January 9, 2009 | James Tozer
    A spinster who obsessively hoarded clothes died in her home after a mountain of suitcases fell on her, burying her alive. Joan Cunnane, 77, owned 300 scarves as well as thousands of trinkets and valuables. They took up so much space in her bungalow that she had only a 2ft-wide path to get around them, and her car and garage were packed with other goods. After she was reported missing earlier this week, it took police searching her home two days to sift through her possessions. Miss Cunnane was eventually found buried under a 3ft pile of cases in a...
  • Children Pulled From a House of Filth

    12/29/2009 9:08:57 PM PST · by Sam_Damon · 29 replies · 1,450+ views
    WTRF-TV ^ | December 29, 2009 | Crissy Clutter
    AMSTERDAM, Ohio -- Deputies found garbage wall to wall inside the Amsterdam home and now one parent is facing charges. The 10-year-old girl and 6-year-old boy are in the care of a foster parent tonight and the father is facing a charge of child endangerment. Sheriff Fred Abdalla said me he did not arrest the mother because she is pregnant with the couples third child.
  • Woman suffocates under piles of clutter in home

    01/09/2006 6:22:49 AM PST · by plain talk · 264 replies · 6,422+ views
    Local6.com ^ | Jan 7, 2006 | Local 6.com
    A woman in Shelton, Wash., who was reported missing by her husband, was found dead under piles of clutter in their home, where she suffocated to death, according to police. Shelton Police Chief Terry Davenport said the home was so cluttered that police officers' heads touched the ceiling as they climbed over the clutter. Authorities found the body of 62-year-old Marie Rose buried under clothes after 10 hours of searching. She reportedly suffered from a condition known as hoarding. Rose's husband believes she fell while looking for the phone in the house this week and suffocated. There were so many...
  • So Much Clutter, So Little Room: Examining the Roots of Hoarding

    01/04/2004 6:17:43 AM PST · by TroutStalker · 202 replies · 4,953+ views
    The New York Times ^ | Sunday, January 4, 2004 | NINA BERNSTEIN
    The cases never cease to fascinate: reclusive people trapped by their own accumulations, in rooms made unlivable by floor-to-ceiling heaps of newspapers, books and saved objects — from twist ties to grand pianos.Some pass into legend, like the Collyer brothers, "the hermit hoarders of Harlem," who in 1947 were buried by the piles of urban junk that filled their four-story Harlem brownstone. But even less extreme examples, like that of the Bronx man rescued on Monday after being trapped for two days under an avalanche of magazines and catalogs, haunt the public imagination.Such compulsive hoarding is being recognized as a...
  • They Walk. They Work. New DNA Robots Strut Their Tiny Stuff

    05/12/2010 5:24:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 504+ views
    wsj ^ | 5/12/10 | staff
    For the first time, microscopic robots made from DNA molecules can walk, follow instructions and work together to assemble simple products on an atomic-scale assembly line, mimicking the machinery of living cells, two independent research teams announced Wednesday. These experimental devices, described in the journal Nature, are advances in DNA nanotechnology, in which bioengineers are using the molecules of the genetic code as nuts, bolts, girders and other building materials, on a scale measured in billionths of a meter. The effort, which combines synthetic chemistry, enzymology, structural nanotechnology and computer science, takes advantage of the unique physical properties of DNA...