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  • King of Sweden calls for a ban on BATHS (PU Sweden!)

    11/23/2015 10:00:51 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/22/15 | Tom Payne
    The King of Sweden has called for a ban on baths to help save the environment. King Carl XVI Gustaf, who once had a reputation as a lothario and is now a staunch environmentalist, said he realised how much water and energy they used when he was recently staying somewhere without a shower. The 69-year-old ‘green king’ told Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet: ‘It hit me how much water and energy it used. ‘I thought “I can’t believe I’m having to do this”. I felt quite ashamed.’ Apparently in jest, he added: ‘We should ban all baths.’ The Swedish head of...
  • Russian strikes in Syria kill more than 1,300: monitor

    11/20/2015 7:20:49 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/20/15 | Staff
    More than 1,300 people, around two-thirds of them combatants, have been killed in Russian air strikes in Syria since Moscow's aerial campaign began on September 30, a monitor said Friday. The figure supplied by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is more that double the overall toll it gave in its last report on the Russian campaign three weeks ago. The Britain-based Observatory said it had documented 1,331 deaths in Russian air strikes, most of them of Islamic State group jihadists or other fighters.. It said 381 IS fighters had been killed, along with 547 militants from Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra...
  • These Gorgeous Coloring Books For Adults Are Simply Magical

    11/18/2015 5:28:48 AM PST · by equaviator · 65 replies
    PopSugar ^ | 11/17/15 | Hilary White
    I've always been that adult who squeezes in with the kids at their mini coloring table and delves into the arts and crafts right along with them. I may have even snagged a page or two out of their coloring books and created my own masterpiece- and then proudly displayed it to all of the 4-year-olds in the room. But now the doodling dreams of grown-ups worldwide have come true with coloring books for adults. We can unwind with our very own coloring books tailored for an older crowd, containing countless pages of intricate designs. Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure...
  • Woman allowed to wear colander in driver's license photo after appeal

    11/13/2015 9:57:30 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 40 replies
    My Fox Boston ^ | 11/13/15
    BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- The Mass. Registry of Motor Vehicles is allowing a Pastafarian woman to wear a colander in her driver’s license picture. This comes after The American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center's attorneys were enlisted to assist with the woman's appeal after she was denied the right to wear it in her license photo by the RMV. Lindsay Miller says she is a Pastafarian, also known as a member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, which is a secular religion that believes the existence of a "spaghetti monster" to be just as possible as the existence...
  • B-24 Pilot's Mission Diary

    11/12/2015 1:56:19 PM PST · by pabianice · 20 replies
    There are times when you see or read something that you just know you want to share. On this Veterans Day I was fortunate enough to have the following excerpts shared from the logs and diary of a then 23 year old B-24 pilot. Mr. Drummond, who is still with us today and is the 94 year old father of our banker, wrote these words back then and I think they say something to each of us. To those of us who are aviators they surely speak to how it must have felt to command a 4 engine bomber with...
  • Gender Liberation UMass (GLU) hosts week of events focused non-gender conforming students

    11/04/2015 10:53:59 AM PST · by pabianice · 10 replies
    Daily Collegian ^ | 11/4/15 | Rentsch
    A group of University of Massachusetts students is attempting to bring attention to rights and access that transgender and non-gender conforming people have on campus. Gender Liberation UMass has already held a rally, delivered a letter of demands to Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy’s office and dropped a banner, and has more events planned for the rest of the week. Justin Killian, a junior majoring in women, gender and sexuality studies, and social thought and political economy, as well as one of the organizers of the week’s events, said that this week would set a precedent in terms of activism of the...
  • UWM offers 'voice feminization therapy' to help students 'live their gender identities' Crap Alert!

    11/04/2015 10:32:55 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 14 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Peter Hasson
    The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is offering “voice feminization therapy” for male students claiming to be transgender women. As part of the university’s “Transitioning at UWM” resource, the university encourages students to utilize “voice feminization therapy for male-to-female transgender clients” offered by the UWM Speech and Language Clinic, which claims to treat “voice disorders in adults and children.” Elsewhere on the UWM website, the university claims voice feminization therapy is a “non-medical option” that allows transgender students to “live their gender identities.” Michelle Johnson, the Media Content Manager at UWM, told Campus Reform that the school provides the voice feminization therapy...
  • ObamaCare’s death spiral, stage one: Denial

    11/03/2015 7:59:15 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/02/15 | Rich Lowry
    For the press, the debate over ObamaCare is over. There may be a few proverbial Japanese soldiers wandering on isolated islands yammering on about the failure of ObamaCare, but word will eventually filter down to them, too. This assumption is so deeply embedded that it is impervious to new evidence that ObamaCare is an unwieldy contraption that is sputtering badly. Yes, ObamaCare has covered more people and has especially benefited those with pre-existing conditions (to be credible, Republican replacement plans have to do these things, as well), but the program is so poorly designed that, surely, even a new Democratic...
  • Why short bursts of activity boost fitness in the body

    11/02/2015 2:47:46 PM PST · by amorphous · 40 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 2 Nov 2015 | Sarah Knapton
    Short bouts of intense exercise could be the key to staying in shape after researchers found that even just a few minutes of strenuous activity can make muscles work harder. High-intensity interval training (HIIT) has become popular with athletes and amateurs and has clear visible benefits. But sports scientists have always struggled to understand how a short amount of activity can produce similar effects as endurance training. Now, researchers at the Karonlinska Institute in Sweden have found that even small levels of intensive exercise boost the production of mitochondria– the cell’s batteries – which enhance muscle endurance.
  • 'Death to America' stands despite nuclear deal: Iran MPs

    11/02/2015 7:37:29 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 8 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/02/15 | Staff
    "The martyr-nurturing nation of Iran is not at all prepared to abandon the slogan of 'Death to America' under the pretext of a nuclear agreement," 192 members of Iran's 290-seat parliament said in a statement carried by state news agency IRNA. They said the slogan, chanted at the weekly Friday prayers in mosques and at protests, had "turned into the symbol of the Islamic republic and all struggling nations". The statement was issued two days before Iran's commemoration of the start of the November 4, 1979 seizure of the US embassy in Tehran by radical Islamic students that led to...
  • Retailers Work Harder to Lure Holiday Employees

    11/02/2015 7:27:26 AM PST · by EBH · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/2/2015 | Suzanne Kapford
    “We’re feeling a little bit of the tightness in the market,” said Tim Grace, the global chief talent officer for Toys “R” Us. Mr. Grace said the retailer is on track to meet its goal of hiring 40,000 seasonal workers, but added that “we are not getting as many applicants as we have in the past.” With unemployment at a seven-year low, hourly retail work is becoming less attractive to job seekers who now have more options. The number of people employed part-time for economic reasons—those who want to work full-time but can only get a part-time job—has shrunk by...
  • Record number of Americans renounce citizenship (Door/Rearend!)

    10/29/2015 7:33:32 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/28/15 | Rudy Takala
    A record number of Americans have renounced their citizenship so far this year, according to data from the Internal Revenue Service. According to IRS data published in the Federal Register on Monday, 1,426 Americans expatriated in the third quarter of 2015, bringing this year's total to 3,221 so far. The figure is 25 percent higher than the same period last year, when 2,585 renounced their citizenship.
  • Energy Department smashes pumpkins for causing climate change

    10/29/2015 7:13:29 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 33 replies
    How scary are your jack-o’-lanterns? Scarier than you think, according to the Energy Department, which claims the holiday squash is responsible for unleashing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Most of the 1.3 billion pounds of pumpkins produced in the U.S. end up in the trash, says the Energy Department’s website, becoming part of the “more than 254 million tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) produced in the United States every year.”
  • Free Republic on Google's Black List?!!

    10/27/2015 12:54:05 PM PDT · by Yollopoliuhqui · 82 replies
    Firefox ^ | 10/27/15 | Yollopoliuhqui
    When I went to post a comment I was redirected to a presumed Firefox warning page that Free Republic was a reported malware/phishing site. The below second warning message indicates that Google's blacklist was invoked. I don't know if this is a malware warning generated on my computer or a real issue that Free Republic should be quickly investigating. I'll post the link here for investigative purposes, DO NOT click on this link. https://www.stopbadware.org/firefox?hl=en-US&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.freerepublic.com%2Ffocus%2Fnews%2F3353488%2Fposts ===== Wait! Please don't visit that site right now! Google detected badware on the site you were visiting. Firefox uses Google's blacklist to warn you about...
  • Hillary Clinton wants to be Teddy Roosevelt (Huh?)

    10/23/2015 9:57:24 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 31 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 10/23/15 | Rex Nutting
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) Upon taking office in 2009, Democratic President Barack Obama identified himself with the towering figure in Republican Party history: Abraham Lincoln. And now his presumed successor, Hillary Clinton, wants to take on the mantle of another great Republican: Teddy Roosevelt, a progressive who fought the excesses of the most powerful corporations of his day. In 2009, Obama saw himself, like Lincoln, as a president who mournfully led a nation divided against itself, a president who hoped to build a bipartisan team of rivals to heal the wounds. Unfortunately, it didnt work out for Obama any better than...
  • Bernie Sanders campaign enlists prominent DREAMer to help win the Latino vote

    10/23/2015 7:36:25 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 11 replies
    Fusion ^ | 10/22/15
    DREAMers are shaping up to play a prominent role in next years presidential election at least in the Democratic camp. Bernie Sanders this week become the second Democratic presidential hopeful to enlist a DREAMer to a high-profile campaign position by hiring Cesar Vargas, an undocumented immigrant who became the first without legal status to be approved to work as a lawyer in New York. Vargas has joined the Sanders campaigns Latino outreach team. It shows the evolution of the DREAMer movement, Vargas told me in a phone interview today. Weve graduated from colleges, weve been politically active on immigration reform....
  • UK Migrants TORCH tents and take SELFIES of carnage in protest at ONE DAY transfer wait

    10/22/2015 8:31:19 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 17 replies
    Daily Express ^ | 10/22/15 | Nick Gutteridge
    Lawless migrants at a camp in Slovenia torched their own living quarters and took SELFIES of the carnage in a shockingly dangerous act of vandalism. Hundreds of women and children fled the Brezice Camp in terror and plumes of smoke billowed into the sky as the ferocious blaze spread like wildfire between the closely-spaced tents. Photographs from the scene showed groups of young men wearing hoodies were the only ones left behind, with one apparently making a 'V for victory' sign for the cameras as a tent burnt down behind him. Police said the gang of young men were chanting...
  • Washington Post Op-Ed Cheers: Mass Immigration Will Destroy NRA, Second Amendment

    10/21/2015 8:36:40 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/20/15 | Katie Mchugh
    Support for, and opposition to, gun control is closely associated with several demographic characteristics, including race, level of education and whether one lives in a city. Nearly all are trending forcefully against the NRA, author and UCLA professor Adam Winkler writes. The core of the NRAs support comes from white, rural and relatively less educated voters. This demographic is currently influential in politics but clearly on the wane. While the decline of white, rural, less educated Americans is generally well known, less often recognized is what this means for gun legislation.
  • 'The modern Underground Railroad': Crossing seven countries and an ocean with Syrian refugees?

    10/20/2015 9:45:43 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 8 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/20/15 | Michael Walsh
    Journalists Sophia Jones and Hiba Dlewati traveled thousands of miles with refugees for three weeks in August across seven countries: Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Hungary, Austria and Germany. Jones, the Middle East correspondent for the WorldPost, says she encountered compassionate people dedicated to helping those on the risky trek to safe haven in Western Europe, comprising a "modern-day Underground Railroad." At times, these acts of kindness stood in stark contrast to government inaction that has afflicted many countries amidst the worst refugee crisis since World War II. At times, it was difficult to maintain journalistic distance and make sure our...
  • Facing hostile Black Lives Matter protesters, Garcetti's South L.A. forum ends abruptly (Run!)

    10/20/2015 8:32:25 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/19/15 | Peter Jamison, Kate Mather
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti faced throngs of hostile protesters at a community meeting Monday night as chaos descended on a gathering that had been intended as a forum for him to improve his fraught relationship with the black communities of South L.A. The meeting at Holman United Methodist Church, attended by several hundred, was quickly overtaken by about 50 protesters from organizations including the national activist group Black Lives Matter, which was formed in the wake of high-profile police killings of young black men. As Garcetti spoke to a full house in the church's cavernous sanctuary hall, the demonstrators...
  • Philippines braced as Typhoon Koppu makes landfall

    10/17/2015 6:38:21 PM PDT · by moose07 · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | 18 oct 2015 | BBC
    Authorities in the Philippines have cancelled flights and ordered thousands of people in coastal areas to evacuate as Typhoon Koppu hits the country. The slow-moving storm made landfall near the town of Casiguran on the main island of Luzon on Sunday morning. Koppu is predicted to bring three days of torrential rain, triggering floods, storm surges and possibly landslides. Disaster officials said a few thousand people living in vulnerable coastal areas had already sought shelter. Earlier, President Benigno Aquino made a televised warning, the first time he had done so since Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, which killed more than...
  • 'Americans destroy others': actor Depardieu rails against US (Frog alert!)

    10/08/2015 7:48:48 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 81 replies
    AFP ^ | 10/08/15 | Staff
    Paris (AFP) - Gerard Depardieu played a Frenchman desperate to do anything to live in America in the 1990 movie "Green Card", but in a new interview, he shows little love for the US. "The US? They're a people who have constantly destroyed others," the 66-year-old actor railed in a broadcast Thursday by Paris radio station France Inter, taken from an interview he gave the day before to Russian journalists in Moscow. "They fought each other, destroyed the Indians, after that they perpetrated slavery, then there was the civil war," he said. "After that, they were the first to use...
  • Giant Geyser Erupts After Over Five Years

    09/29/2015 3:04:50 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 31 replies
    YellowstoneInsider.com ^ | September 28, 2015 | Sean Reichard
    Some surprising news out of Yellowstone National Park: Giant Geyser, one of its most powerful, erupted early this morning (Monday) around 5:03 a.m. MST. This is all the more amazing because Giant, reportedly the second tallest active geyser in the world behind Steamboat Geyser, has a remarkably spotty eruption record. Indeed, it has several different eruptions, according to the Geyser Observation and Study Association. Unlike Steamboat, however, Giant Geyser has been known to veer into periods of remarkable activity for much longer periods. For large swaths of 1997 and 1998, Giant Geyser erupted every three to four days, with some...
  • 1998 this day Sep 25th,I joined FR

    09/25/2015 5:16:17 AM PDT · by larryjohnson · 36 replies
    Just reminded. I am in Amsterdam
  • Weapons found inside U.N. vehicles on ship in Kenya: vessel owner

    09/23/2015 1:33:20 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 23,2015 | Jospeh Akwiri
    Kenyan police said security agents on Thursday discovered firearms and drugs on the Norwegian-flagged Hoegh Transporter, which is docked at the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa. Coastguards and navies in East Africa have struggled to stem the flow of drugs through their waters as the region has become a key export route for Afghan heroin destined for Europe. Hoegh Autoliners confirmed weapons were found inside some of the vehicles on its vessel, which was carrying a consignment from Mumbai to the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, MONUSCO. ... "The weapons were not declared to us at...
  • Guy selling Volkswagen fears he may be stuck with it

    09/22/2015 2:20:54 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 76 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 09/22/15 | Tonya Garcia
    The way it is now they get more horsepower and better performance in the hidden illegal mode, why bring your car in for an upgrade that will deteriorate performance and cause components to maybe wear out faster and get lower miles per gallon?, asks durhamgti. VW will have to wave a big carrot in front of their customers to get them to comply. One person wants to know how he can turn a buck in the market based on the news. Should I buy VWs stock since it took a dive or should I buy stock in another promising diesel...
  • Cleaned of encrustations, CSS Hunley becomes a real submarine

    09/18/2015 6:20:27 AM PDT · by pabianice · 45 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 9/17/15 | Ruane
    For more than a century, the CSS Hunley rested at the bottom of the ocean just outside Charleston harbor, its crew entombed, its hull gradually encased in hardening encrustations. When it was raised 15 years ago off South Carolina, it looked more like a barnacled sea monster than the world's first operational submarine, sunk in battle during the winter of 1864. The remains of its eight sailors were removed in 2001, but research has continued, and Thursday, a conservation team announced that experts have now removed more than half a ton of the encrustations. The result: the Hunley has...
  • FAA says American Airlines flights ground stopped nationwide

    09/17/2015 10:22:14 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 34 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9-16-2015 | Fred Imbert
    The Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday American Airlines flights experienced nationwide ground stops amid computer issues.
  • Jerry Brown Considering Running for President? (Barf!)

    09/17/2015 7:56:29 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 26 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 09/16/15 | MICHAEL WARREN
    California governor Jerry Brown gave signs in a Wednesday interview on CNN that he may be considering running for president. Brown, who has run for president three before, spoke with Wolf Blitzer about the current Democratic field. The Democrat said he has not yet endorsed a candidate, calling frontrunner Hillary Clinton "formidable" and refused to give advice about Vice President Joe Biden, who is reportedly mulling a run. "I will say, though, about the Clintons, with some experience, they are very formidable," said Brown, who ran against Bill Clinton in 1992. "I would not underestimate Hillary Clinton." Blitzer pressed Brown....
  • Polish Explorer Says He's Found Alleged Hitler Nuke Shelter

    09/11/2015 7:28:25 AM PDT · by McGruff · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sep 11, 2015
    A Polish explorer claims he has found massive underground structure in southwestern Poland that, he says, the Nazis built as a nuclear shelter for Hitler. Speaking on TVN24, Szpakowski said the structure was part of a system of railway tunnels and corridors that the Nazis were building during World War II around the city of Walbrzych. His conference was hosted by Walbrzych regional authorities.
  • DC Harley Davidson Dealership Sponsoring Nation Of Islam Rally

    09/03/2015 1:25:49 PM PDT · by itsLUCKY2B · 83 replies
    Stop hate crimes ^ | Sept 01,2015 | Stop hate
    http://stop-hate-crimes.com/2015/09/01/dc-harley-davidson-dealership-sponsoring-nation-of-islam-rally/ DC Harley Davidson Dealership Sponsoring Nation Of Islam Rally harley-NOI SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 Joyce & Thomas Moorehead are the owners of the Harley Davidson dealership that is sponsoring the Nation of Islam event. A Harley Davidson dealership in the Washington DC area is sponsoring the Nation of Islam [NOI] rally in Washington DC. Louis Farrakhan will be leading the rally on October 10th. It is called Justice Or Else. The dealership is located in Fort Washington, MD and owned by Joyce & Thomas Moorehead. The couple also owns a BMW/MINI dealership in Sterling, MD. Thomas Moorehead is the Chairman...
  • 15 per cent of British men (and a few women) would have sex with a robot

    09/02/2015 11:51:26 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 54 replies
    The Sun ^ | 9-2-2015 | Tim Nixon
    The chaps whod be up for courting a bot believed they could have a fulfilling, emotional relationship with a lifelike machine. However, the Sky News poll found only two per cent of women would date a droid.
  • Scott Walker: Building a US-Canada border wall is a legitimate issue

    08/30/2015 7:28:55 PM PDT · by z taxman · 63 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 8/30/15 | Nik DeCosta-Klipa
    For all the talk about a southern border wall (ahem, Mr. Trump), Scott Walker has an additional concern: Canada. Given his support for building a U.S.-Mexico border wall to protect against terrorist threats, the Wisconsin governor was asked on NBCs Meet the Press by host Chuck Todd if he wanted to build a northern border wall. Walker, a Republican candidate for president, said a U.S.-Canadian border is a legitimate issue for us to look at. Some people have asked us about that in New Hampshire, Walker said. They raised some very legitimate concerns, including some law enforcement folks that brought...
  • Police arrested man who allegedly fired at gunman who killed three people and wounded four others

    08/23/2015 3:56:02 PM PDT · by Bob434 · 24 replies
    Not sure about their copywrite policy of the NY Post Star, so I'll just summarize, Police have arrested a Rochester NY man who fired at a gunman who opened fire on a crowd of people standing outside the Rochester Boys and Girls Club- The shooter killed three people and wonded four people. 32-year-old Quartermaine Titus then fired at the leaving vehicle with a .22, and has been arrested for trying to protect the public apparently You can read the short news story here: http://poststar.com/news/state-and-regional/police-man-fired-back-at-gunman-in-rochester-shooting/article_4eaada39-3561-5aff-b7f8-31c43e38f8ce.html
  • Trump migrant proposals could be catastrophic to both U.S., Mexico (catastrophic for who?)

    08/18/2015 8:40:08 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 60 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | 08/17/15 | Staff
    MEXICO CITY Presidential candidate Donald Trumps calls to impound the money undocumented workers send home and to jack up fees for Mexicans crossing the border legally each day could prove harmful to the economies of both countries, Mexican experts said Monday. Even proponents of Trumps immigration stance said some aspects of his platform are impractical or cannot be implemented in their entirety. Trump, whose surge in U.S. polls has troubled many Mexicans, issued a policy paper Sunday that called for blocking the money undocumented Mexican workers send home to their families and increasing fees at border crossing points and...
  • 10 Reasons Why You Do Not Want to Bug Out

    08/17/2015 5:05:14 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 182 replies
    The Prepper Journal ^ | 10 Jan 15 | Pat Henry
    The plan seems simple doesnt it? All you need for the best chance of survival for your family is a well-stocked bug out bag, a keen attention to your surroundings and careful monitoring of what is happening in the news. With these bases covered you will be a very informed prepper and will be able to get the jump on all of the clueless sheeple if something bad happens. You will load your family up with your bags and hike off into the sunset way ahead of the approaching death and destruction. You have a plan to bug out. It...
  • Arminian or Calvinist?

    08/14/2015 7:10:49 PM PDT · by kindred · 40 replies
    http://ldolphin.org ^ | 07-19-08 | Lambert Dolphin
    Recently we at the Paraclete Forum have received several inquiries on Calvinism vs. Arminianism. It seems that quite a few Christians these days are discussing the similarities and differences in these two theological schools of thought, as if they had to end up joining one camp or the other. Here is the latest inquiry: "I have found your website and the wealth of information you have made available to be a vast help in my continuous journey of faith in Jesus Christ. I have to tell you I can't express enough my thanks also to you for also posting the...
  • Meet the science teacher who lost 60 pounds eating nothing but McDonald's three meals a day

    08/11/2015 8:01:09 PM PDT · by boycott · 54 replies
    AL.com ^ | 8-11-15 | Bob Carlton
    Iowa high school science teacher John Cisna weighed 280 pounds and wore a size 51 pants. Then he started eating at McDonalds. Every meal. Every day. For 180 days. By the end of his experiment, Cisna was down to a relatively svelte 220 and could slip into a size 36. Cisna, who is Birmingham today and Wednesday to speak at a rally for area McDonald's managers, earned a new nickname, too. "In all those (previous) years, my nickname with my buddies was 'Snack Bar,''' Cisna said. "You know what they call me now? 'Snack Bar Jr.'" What turned out to...
  • Cilantro Contaminated With Feces, Toilet Paper Sickens Hundreds

    08/05/2015 7:39:52 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 57 replies
    HuffPost ^ | 08/04/15 | Huff Post Staff
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- More than 380 people in 26 U.S. states have been diagnosed with a stomach illness tied to Mexican cilantro contaminated by human waste, two federal agencies said Tuesday. It's the fourth consecutive summer in which the intestinal infection cyclosporiasis has been reported in the United States. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration are investigating the cause of the latest outbreak, which appears to have begun after May 1. The FDA said it suspects the contamination came from "contact with the parasite shed from the intestinal tract of humans" in...
  • Airline responds to WTAE airplane investigation with text messages (fleecing the taxpayers)

    07/31/2015 5:38:18 AM PDT · by surroundedbyblue · 10 replies
    WTAE Pittsburgh ^ | 07/30/2015 | Beau Berman
    PITTSBURGH, Pa. The airline Sun Air Express maintains the Essential Air Service is truly essential after a WTAE investigation raised questions about the programs validity. Pennsylvania taxpayers funding nearly empty $29... A federal program that enables low-cost commercial flights from Pittsburgh on almost empty aircraft every day is being funded by taxpayers, paying for the trips of ghost planes to locations that are easily drivable. More Essential Air Service (EAS) is a federally funded program started in 1978 by congress, to ensure commercial flights to small communities. VIDEO: Watch Beau Berman's update This year, the program received more than $260...
  • Here's what the US would look like if all the Earth's ice melted

    07/28/2015 3:51:27 PM PDT · by rktman · 82 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | 7/25/2015 | unknown
    If all the Earth's land ice melted, sea levels would rise over 200 feet. So what would that mean for the United States' coastlines?
  • Kerry: critics of Iran deal spinning 'fantasy,' urges approval (Mega gag alert!)

    07/23/2015 12:49:09 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 21 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 07/23/15 | By Patricia Zengerle and Matt Spetalnick
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday mounted a furious counterattack against critics of the Iran nuclear deal, telling skeptical lawmakers it would be fantasy to think the United States could simply "bomb away" Tehran's atomic know-how. Testifying before Congress for the first time since world powers reached the landmark accord with Iran last week, America's top diplomat was confronted head-on by Republican accusations that Iranian negotiators had fleeced and "bamboozled" him.
  • Vatican bewildered by Bolivia's 'communist crucifix' gift to Pope Francis [ Hammer & Sickle ]

    07/10/2015 10:15:19 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 38 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 9, 2015 | Jonathan Watts
    Vatican officials appear to have been flummoxed after Pope Francis was presented with a communist crucifix depicting Jesus nailed to a hammer and sickle by Bolivias president Evo Morales. The gift from the leftwing leader caused an immediate stir among conservative Catholics who said the pontiff was being manipulated for ideological reasons. The response of the pope was less clear. (...)
  • CONFIRMED: Kenny Stabler Passes Away

    07/09/2015 4:28:54 PM PDT · by boycott · 51 replies
    local15tv.com ^ | July 9 2015
    UPDATE: Kenny Stabler's ex-wife Rose Stabler confirms to Local 15 News that Kenny has passed away at the age of 69. ORIGINAL STORY Tuscaloosa News reported former Alabama star quarterback and Foley native Kenny Stabler's death and has since retracted the story, saying Stabler's death is unconfirmed. Local 15 News also reported this news at 5 p.m. after reaching out to the head of the Kenny Stabler's former foundation. A representative from the foundation tells Local 15 Stabler did die from prostate cancer. We will continue to stay on top of this developing story.
  • Hillary Clinton accuses Russia and China in financing of hacker attacks on U.S.

    07/08/2015 1:13:46 PM PDT · by Astralike · 8 replies
    Joinfo.com ^ | 07/08/15 | Joinfo.com
    During her campaign tour, Hillary Clinton said that not only Russia and China but also North Korea and Iran funded hacker attacks on the American business.
  • Local church flies Christian flag above American flag (North Carolina)

    07/07/2015 1:16:58 PM PDT · by EBH · 29 replies
    Fox 5 News ^ | 7/5/2015 | Neima Abdulahi
    <p>A pastor in Cleveland County is taking a stand to put God first before his country. Pastor Rit Varriale and members of the Elizabeth Baptist Church decided to fly the Christian flag above the American flag outside the building in Shelby.</p>
  • Poll: Majority sees Confederate flag as Southern pride symbol, not racist

    07/04/2015 9:17:16 PM PDT · by South40 · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | 2 JUL 2015 | Jennifer Agiesta
    Washington (CNN)American public opinion on the Confederate flag remains about where it was 15 years ago, with most describing the flag as a symbol of Southern pride more than one of racism, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. And questions about how far to go to remove references to the Confederacy from public life prompt broad racial divides. The poll shows that 57% of Americans see the flag more as a symbol of Southern pride than as a symbol of racism, about the same as in 2000 when 59% said they viewed it as a symbol of pride. Opinions of...
  • Burger King Supports LGBT Rights With 'Proud Whopper' And 'Be Your Way' Campaign

    07/04/2015 7:24:37 AM PDT · by EBH · 144 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 7/1/2015 | Curtis Wong
    In what could be a first for a global fast food outlet, Burger King is making a bold proclamation in support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community with the launch of a specially packaged burger. The "Be Your Way" project was created at a Burger King franchise in San Francisco, where a limited edition "Proud Whopper" sandwich was added to the menu to coincide with the city's annual pride festivities. According to press materials, guests who ordered the "Proud Whopper" found that the sandwich was the same as a classic Whooper, but came wrapped in a rainbow-colored...
  • Donald Trump offers rare praise for Obama

    07/01/2015 8:33:35 PM PDT · by South40 · 64 replies
    CNN ^ | 1 JUL 2015 | Eugene Scott,
    Washington (CNN)Bombastic GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump offered a rare spot of praise for President Barack Obama on Wednesday, in an interview with CNN's Don Lemon. He also said improving race relations would be a priority for him if elected president. The hotel developer shared his views on CNN Tonight with Don Lemon while reflecting on the Charleston Massacre, where nine African-Americans were killed in a church earlier this month by a white man who said he wanted to start a race war. Trump, a staunch critic of Obama, spoke highly of the eulogy the President gave at the funeral...
  • Cheryl Burke, Thomas Roberts won't host Miss USA

    06/30/2015 3:50:15 PM PDT · by South40 · 46 replies
    MSN (AP) ^ | 30 JUN 2015 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) Miss USA has lost its all of its co-hosts. "Dancing with the Stars'" Cheryl Burke and MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts said Tuesday they won't take part in the July 12 pageant after Donald Trump made remarks about Mexicans while announcing his run for president. On Monday, NBC said it would cancel its Miss USA coverage and part ways with Trump, with whom it owns the pageant.