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  • Rapper Big Paybacc Shot Dead In McDonald's

    11/08/2014 8:33:47 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 132 replies
    Sky News ^ | November 8, 2014
    Rapper Big Paybacc has been shot dead while eating his lunch in a McDonald's near Los Angeles. The star, whose 2011 track Gangsta Luv has been viewed more than 250,000 times on YouTube, was gunned down by an attacker who walked in and opened fire. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Deputy Guillermina Saldana said: "It appears to detectives that the victim was the intended target and that this was not a random shooting." The victim was identified officially as 38-year-old Habeeb Ameer Zekajj, the rapper's real name. Big Paybacc was connected to former G-Unit artist Spider Loc.
  • Oh my: Michelle Obama electioneering in polling place?

    10/14/2010 4:52:25 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 62 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | Oct 14, 2010
    Oh my: Michelle Obama electioneering in polling place? posted at 7:15 pm on October 14, 2010 by Allahpundit regular view When Drudge puts up the red font — with italics, no less — we’re almost obliged to blog it, aren’t we? I’m … outrageously outraged?
  • Scientists supersize quantum mechanics

    03/18/2010 9:10:58 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 28 replies · 720+ views
    Nature ^ | 3/17/10 | Geoff Brumfiel
    Largest ever object put into quantum state.A team of scientists has succeeded in putting an object large enough to be visible to the naked eye into a mixed quantum state of moving and not moving. Andrew Cleland at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his team cooled a tiny metal paddle until it reached its quantum mechanical 'ground state' — the lowest-energy state permitted by quantum mechanics. They then used the weird rules of quantum mechanics to simultaneously set the paddle moving while leaving it standing still. The experiment shows that the principles of quantum mechanics can apply...
  • "I'd rather eat a pizza"

    02/03/2009 9:13:04 AM PST · by mft112345 · 1 replies · 391+ views
    Lyrics: I like to have my burgers Piled high with triple meat. I doubt I'll get Diabetes. Don't amputate my feet. Airline man, don't you charge me 'Cause I need extra space. Shove my seat belt extender in Your condescending face. I'd rather eat a pizza Than jog around the track. I like my portions supersized; Don't have a heart attack. Health plan, please don't fine me 'Cause I ain't losin' weight. At least, I'm not a smoker, now. I simply like cheese steak. Hear song.
  • The Era of Super-Sized Government

    08/24/2005 11:06:51 AM PDT · by rob777 · 65 replies · 927+ views
    Cato Institute ^ | June 2, 2005 | Stephen Slivinski
    You could walk into most fast-food restaurants not long ago and order a small, medium, or large soda. Now it seems that the smallest soda you can buy is a medium and the options for large sodas are either extra large or "super-sized." That also seems to be the choice most voters face nowadays. They used to be able to choose between the Republicans (the party of small government) and the Democrats (the party of big government). After looking at the budget record of President Bush and the Republican Congress, it seems the only choice voters have anymore is between...
  • Ground telescopes to 'super-size'

    04/13/2005 1:17:25 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 2 replies · 316+ views
    BBC ^ | 4/10/05 | Paul Rincon
    A new generation of ground-based telescopes could be up to 10 times the size of existing instruments and have vision 40 times as sharp as the Hubble space telescope.Astronomers have been hailing the plans, as a European project to build an Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) enters a design testing phase. An ELT is vital if the pace of astronomical breakthroughs is to continue, say experts. The plans were outlined at the UK National Astronomy Meeting in Birmingham. Concepts for ELTs include the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) being considered by the US and Canada; and the Euro50 and Overwhelmingly Large Telescope...
  • The Wal-Mart You Don't Know

    01/17/2005 10:28:09 AM PST · by jb6 · 263 replies · 7,735+ views
    Fast Company ^ | December 2003, | Charles Fishman
    The giant retailer's low prices often come with a high cost. Wal-Mart's relentless pressure can crush the companies it does business with and force them to send jobs overseas. Are we shopping our way straight to the unemployment line? A gallon-sized jar of whole pickles is something to behold. The jar is the size of a small aquarium. The fat green pickles, floating in swampy juice, look reptilian, their shapes exaggerated by the glass. It weighs 12 pounds, too big to carry with one hand. The gallon jar of pickles is a display of abundance and excess; it is entrancing,...
  • Super Size Thanks

    05/17/2004 10:10:19 AM PDT · by orionblamblam · 1 replies · 202+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | 5/14/04 | Doug Kern
    Excerpt: 1) He has created grounds for agreement among the adherents of all major theories of evolution. Darwinists, intelligent design theorists, and creationists are famously antagonistic, but on this point they can agree: nut jobs who gorge themselves will soon eject themselves from the Circle of Life -- and that's a good thing. 2) He has inaugurated a new genre of documentary: the "Freak Does Something Disgusting And Gets Sick" movie. Such documentaries can only advance our understanding of human endurance, not to mention abnormal psychology. Perhaps we can look forward to such titles as: "Make That a Double," wherein...
  • In the garden of good and evil

    05/05/2004 8:23:56 AM PDT · by BJClinton · 3 replies · 204+ views
    email ^ | 05/05/2004 | email
    In the beginning God covered the earth with broccoli, cauliflower, and spinach, green, yellow, and red vegetables of all kinds; so Man and Woman would live long and healthy lives. Then using God's bountiful gifts, Satan created Ben and Jerry's and Krispy Kreme. And Satan said, "You want hot fudge with that?" And Man said, "Yes!" and Woman said, "I'll have another with sprinkles." And lo they gained 10 pounds. And God created the healthful yogurt that Woman might keep the figure that Man found so fair. And Satan brought forth white flour from the wheat, and sugar from the...
  • When "Consumer Advocates" Attack

    05/02/2004 6:02:20 AM PDT · by mrustow · 77 replies · 231+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 2 May 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    The other day, my family and I went to a McDonald' in Brooklyn. When I asked the clerk to "super-size" our meal, she told me McDonald's no longer super-sized meals. How could I have forgotten? The chain started phasing out the practice in January. The biggest conventional size for fries and soda offered at the restaurant we visited is now "medium." For an additional 40 cents, one can get a "large."I paid the forty cents, and also bought three little chicken sandwiches from the "dollar menu." I didn't need three sandwiches, but felt silly ordering just one. Had I been...
  • McDonald's Phasing Out Super-Size Fries, Drinks

    03/02/2004 4:40:59 PM PST · by Brian Mosely · 90 replies · 25,019+ views
    Associated Press | Mar 2, 2004 | Dave Carpenter
    CHICAGO (AP) - Say goodbye to those super-sized fries - McDonald's is slimming down its menu. The hamburger giant has started phasing out its trademark Supersize fries and drinks in its U.S. restaurants as part of an effort to simplify its menu and give customers choices that support "a balanced lifestyle," a company spokesman said Tuesday. By the end of 2004, super size will no longer be available at the nation's 13,000-plus McDonald's outlets except in certain promotions, McDonald's spokesman Walt Riker said. The move comes as the world's largest restaurant company, and fast-food chains in general, are under growing...
  • America has super-sized

    02/28/2004 6:19:12 PM PST · by demlosers · 51 replies · 295+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | Feb. 19, 2004 | ALAN FREEMAN
    Washington — I knew that something was up when I wandered into the drugstore next door to The Globe and Mail's Washington office looking for a soft drink and realized that the smallest size available was a neat 20 ounces. It probably dates me but I still remember when the classic Coca-Cola bottle contained 6˝ ounces of the stuff and the new king-size bottles were a generous 10 ounces. Who could drink 20 ounces of carbonated brown syrup in one go and not explode? Looking around me, I soon realized that 292 million Americans do it every day and think...
  • Housing agency works to accommodate 772-pound tenant

    11/17/2003 9:53:58 AM PST · by mansion · 80 replies · 799+ views
    Cleveland.com ^ | 11/17/03 | The Associated Press
    CLEVELAND (AP) -- The city's public housing agency is trying to resolve a lengthy dispute by accommodating the needs of a 772-pound tenant immobilized by her weight. Carmen Bowen, 44, has been involved in a two-year dispute with the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority over how much work must be done to help her move around her apartment. The agency is about to provide her with a handicapped-accessible apartment with extra space to allow an oversized wheelchair to turn. Bowen lives with her 19-year-old son and a caregiver. Still, Bowen filed a discrimination complaint, saying the agency took too long. Housing...
  • Lebanon: Man charged with anti-US attacks

    10/31/2003 5:13:48 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies · 143+ views
    Lebanon has charged a Yemeni national with carrying out "terrorist acts" and masterminding a string of bomb attacks against American fast food outlets. Judicial sources in Beirut said Muammar Awwama, suspected of ties to Usama bin Ladin's al-Qaida network, would be tried by a military court on charges that also include membership of "terrorist cells", attempted murder and attempts to blow up US-style restaurants. The charges carry the death penalty. Awwama, also known as Ibn al-Shahid, was arrested earlier in October by Palestinian Fatah fighters in the southern Ain al-Hilweh camp and handed over to Lebanese authorities. Security sources identified...