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  • Giant Geyser Erupts After Over Five Years

    09/29/2015 3:04:50 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 31 replies ^ | 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 VW’s 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 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 who’d 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 ^ | 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 NBC’s 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:
  • 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 Trump’s 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 Trump’s 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 doesn’t 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 program’s 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 ^ | 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 Bolivia’s 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 07/08/15 |
    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.
  • White House Lit in Rainbow Colors to Celebrate New Chapter in Same Sex Rights

    06/26/2015 8:44:56 PM PDT · by EBH · 109 replies ^ | 6/26/2015
    Same Sex Rights - 6/26/15 The White House was lit rainbow colors Friday evening in celebration of the Supreme Court’s historic ruling legalizing same-sex marriage across all 50 states. “Tonight, the White House was lit to demonstrate our unwavering commitment to progress and equality, here in America and around the world,” a White House official said. “The pride colors reflect the diversity of the LGBT community, and tonight, these colors celebrate a new chapter in the history of American civil rights,” the official added.
  • Obama says Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling is justice 'with a thunderbolt'

    06/26/2015 9:14:42 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 73 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 06/26/15 | Market Watch Staff
    President Barack Obama on Friday welcomed the Supreme Court decision to give same-sex couples the right to marry. In a speech in the Rose Garden, Obama called the ruling justice "with a thunderbolt." The president acknowledged that many Americans have religious objections to the high-court decision. "Today should also give us hope that the many issues we grapple, often painfully, real change is possible," he said. The president said the ruling was the result of small acts of courage by ordinary Americans that made the country realize that "love is love."
  • The dark side of America’s reluctant part-time workers

    06/25/2015 7:28:36 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 20 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 06/25/15 | Quentin Fottrell
    Nearly half of the 26.5 million Americans (46%) who work part-time are desperate to work full-time, according to a new report — “A Tale of Two Workforces: The Benefits and Burdens of Working Part Time” — by Rutgers University. The vast majority of the nation’s 26 million part-time workers — from college students working in coffee shops between classes to freelance computer software designers working for multinationals — receive no benefits beyond their paychecks and almost one-third say their financial condition is flat out poor. Nearly one-in-five American workers is employed in a part-time job, logging fewer than 35 hours...
  • Obama Says U.S. Won't Prosecute Ransom Payers...?

    06/24/2015 11:21:09 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 27 replies
    FOX Business ^ | 06/24/15 | Greg Robb
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced a new hostage policy designed in large measure to ensure that families of captives are treated as partners. Several families of hostages have complained recently that they were held at arms-length and treated with suspicion. In a speech at the White House, Obama said that the new policy was designed to make families partners and allow them to communicate with the hostage takers or pay ransom without fear of prosecution. In some cases, the government would facilitate that communication to make sure that they are not defrauded. But Obama stuck with the...
  • Italian Families Protest Forced Cross-Dressing of Schoolchildren (More liberal rot)

    06/17/2015 10:27:08 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/17/15 | Thomas D. Williams PH.D.
    Parents from the north of Italy have organized a massive demonstration, called “Defend Our Children,” against gender ideology in schools, which will be held this Saturday in the Saint John Lateran Square in Rome. The demonstrators will be protesting Italian educational programs that are meant to blur the sexual identity of children. In the northern Italian city of Trieste, parents are in uproar over a taxpayer-funded elementary school program that includes dressing little boys as girls and girls as boys to overcome so-called “gender stereotypes.” Schools are calling the exercise “the game of respect,” which purportedly adopts many guidelines from...
  • Jeff Kuhner WRKO Boston to get 12 to 3 time-slot..

    06/17/2015 8:36:55 AM PDT · by taildragger · 16 replies
    WRKO Radio | 6/17/2015 | taildragger
    Jeff Kuhner who sits in for Michael Savage today told his audience....* His ratings (worldwide over the web and local) are through the moon.* His parent station will move him to 12 to 3 time-slot sometime after 7/4.* Syndication to follow in a few months.* This puts him in Rush's time-slot of which he alluded he would compliment him ( my words ).
  • Meet the Blobfish

    06/16/2015 3:12:39 PM PDT · by ETL · 63 replies ^ | June 15, 2015 | Danny Clemens
    Don't let the blobfish's permanent, miserable scowl fool you: it's actually a pretty harmless creature. Endemic to the deep waters off of mainland Australia, the blobfish is comprised mainly of gelatinous flesh. Due to the low density of its flesh, the innocuous blobfish floats leisurely near the ocean floor, quietly gobbling down small crustaceans and other edible matter that floats into its mouth. According to NOAA, that's about all it can do -- it has very little muscle, so actively hunting prey is nearly impossible. The shocking little creature grows to be approximately a foot long. Because they live at...
  • Transracial NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal Inspires Bald Man to Come Out as Transfollicular

    06/13/2015 8:24:00 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 96 replies
    youtube ^ | 6-13-2015 | Eric Schwartz
    When I heard Spokane NAACP head Rachel Dolezal was transracial, I was inspired to reveal my own secret. Please spread the word...there are more like me. TOUR DATES:
  • Patriot Guard riders escort body of fallen Marine to hometown of Murrieta

    06/10/2015 11:53:13 PM PDT · by South40 · 6 replies
    KUSI San DIego ^ | 10 JUNE 15
    VIDEO HERE Sgt Eric Seaman, married father of two, of Murrieta, California, was one of six U.S. Marines who died when their Camp Pendleton-based UH-1Y helicopter crashed in mountainous terrain after dropping off food in remote villages decimated by recent earthquakes in Nepal. Eric Matthew Seaman was born in Wildomar, California. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 2009. Eric trained at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. He completed Marine Combat Training and reported to Pensacola, Florida for Crew Chief Indoctrination Training. Upon graduation, Eric selected UH-1Y Hueys, and reported to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Training Squadron...
  • EPA calls for regulating aircraft emissions...? $100.00 carry on anyone?

    06/10/2015 10:41:12 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/10/15 | AP Staff
    The government is proposing to regulate aircraft emissions in much the same way as power plants, saying they are a threat to human health because they contain pollutants that help cause global warming and therefore should be regulated. The Environmental Protection Agency announcement Wednesday clears the way for possible U.S. adoption of international emissions standards, which are expected to be released next year. U.S. regulations wouldn't apply to small piston-engine planes or military aircraft. The International Civil Aviation Organization, a U.N. agency, has been working for several years on developing global aircraft emissions standards for the first time.
  • Boozy chimps back 'drunken monkey' idea of Man and Ape

    06/10/2015 8:27:07 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 17 replies
    France 24 ^ | Staff
    Wild chimpanzees enjoying opportunistic booze-ups on palm wine have helped shed light on a theory about evolution, scientists said on Wednesday. Chimps in the west African country of Guinea discovered a free treat in raffia palms tapped by local people to extract a sweet, milky sap which then ferments into an alcoholic drink. The apes scrunched up leaves in their mouths, moulding them into spongy pads that they then dipped into the sap-gathering container, which villagers attach to the tree near its crown. Tests showed that the beverage's alcoholic content varied from 3.1 percent to a whopping 6.9 percent, the...
  • Hillary Asks Donors for $1...? Go ask an Arab, Thunderthighs!

    06/10/2015 7:47:46 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 39 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 06/09/15 | Daniel Halper
    Hillary Clinton is asking supporters to chip in a buck. In an email this afternoon, Clinton writes, "I’m asking you to step up today, give just $1, and become a Launch Donor -- one of the tough, essential supporters who stood with me from the very beginning." But Clinton says it's not about the dollar. "It's not about the money. It's about knowing that when I step on the stage on Saturday, you’re with me. You have my back -- just like I’ll have yours." The ask is a lot less expensive than the one Clinton is making of those...
  • D-Day lead Aircraft found (That's All, Brother)

    06/08/2015 3:17:01 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 38 replies
    AOPA ^ | 6-5-2015 | Jim Moore
    Late on the night of June 5, 1944, a Douglas C-47 Skytrain commanded by Lt. Col. John M. Donalson launched with 15 paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division on board. They were the very tip of the Allied invasion spear, leading a formation of hundreds of aircraft carrying thousands of troops. Just after midnight on June 6, That’s All, Brother navigated through intense German fire and low clouds to drop the first Allied troops to land in Normandy, France, on D-Day, commencing Operation Overlord. Seven decades later, Staff Sgt. Matt Scales of the Alabama Air National Guard was researching Donalson’s...
  • Obamacare, states and insurers make gender reassignment surgery more accessible Maximum Barf Alert!

    06/03/2015 9:28:33 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 23 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 06/03/15 | Quentin Fottrel
    Caitlyn Jenner’s “Vanity Fair” cover has created a rare, possibly even enlightening moment in American culture. The cover image went viral in minutes, garnered Jenner more than 2 million Twitter followers in 24 hours and — along with transgender activists like actress Laverne Cox, who recently appeared on the cover of “Time” magazine, and writer Janet Mock — will help promote more understanding and, in an ideal world, less discrimination against the transgender community. On Monday, hours after Jenner’s cover photo appeared online, President Barack Obama tweeted: “It takes courage to share your story.” The former Olympic champion known as...
  • Mohammed cartoon contest: Hundreds expected outside Phoenix mosque

    05/29/2015 11:44:46 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 29 replies
    CNN News ^ | 05/29/15 | Sara Sidner and Ed Payne
    Phoenix (CNN)—Jon Ritzheimer is a former Marine, and he has no middle ground when it comes to Islam. His T-shirt pretty much says it all: "F--- Islam." Ritzheimer is the organizer of Friday's "Freedom of Speech Rally" outside the Islamic Community Center in Phoenix. It's the mosque that Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi attended for a time. They're the men who drove from Arizona to a Dallas suburb to shoot up a Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest there. Both were killed by police early this month. Many Muslims consider demeaning depictions of Mohammed to be blasphemous and banned by Islamic law.
  • New maze-like beamsplitter is world's smallest

    05/25/2015 4:57:28 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 50 replies
    Physics World ^ | 05/25/2015 | Ker Than
    An ultracompact beamsplitter – the smallest one in the world – has been designed and fabricated by researchers in the US. Using a newly developed algorithm, the team built the smallest integrated polarization beamsplitter to date, which could allow computers and mobile devices of the future to function millions of times faster than current machines.
  • Texas hunter shoots endangered Namibian rhino for $350,000

    05/24/2015 7:17:35 AM PDT · by boycott · 98 replies ^ | 5-20-15
    Windhoek (AFP) - A US hunter who paid $350,000 to kill a black rhinoceros in Namibia successfully shot the animal on Monday, saying that his actions would help protect the critically-endangered species. Corey Knowlton, from Texas, downed the rhino with a high-powered rifle after a three-day hunt through the bush with government officials on hand to ensure he killed the correct animal. Knowlton, 36, won the right to shoot the rhino at an auction in Dallas in early 2014 -- attracting fierce criticism from many conservationists and even some death threats. He took a CNN camera crew on the hunt...
  • One student takes a stand against her high school's racist yearbook photo (Huh?)

    05/20/2015 8:22:14 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 24 replies
    Hello Giggles ^ | 05/19/15 | Gina Mei
    When Florida high school senior Jessica Morales received her yearbook this year, she was both shocked and disappointed to find a deeply offensive photo amongst its pages. The picture, which took up nearly half a page, featured various students dressed in sombreros, ponchos, and mustaches while holding fake green cards, with another student dressed up as “border patrol” between them. As a young Hispanic woman, Morales couldn’t believe the yearbook had included the photo, let alone featured it so prominently. So, she posted it to social media, where it quickly went viral — and now, she’s speaking out about why....
  • Low-skilled jobs are the ones that have disappeared: Fed study (Put your boots on)

    05/14/2015 1:48:13 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 13 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Greg Robb
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch)—Since the Great Recession ended in 2009, commentators have often railed against an economy that seemed to only create lowest-wage jobs. But a new study of labor market data by the Kansas City Fed has found the opposite is true. The study concludes that job growth has been strong for middle-skill and high-skill workers, but has remained weak for low-skill jobs. Middle-skill jobs rebounded in the first two years of the recovery and high-skilled jobs started to return in 2012, according to the study, which analyzed quarterly data from the Labor Department’s household survey. Growth in the upper two...
  • Vox Inadvertently Undermines Global Warming Settled Science Argument

    05/13/2015 10:41:24 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 13, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    It's official. 2014 was the hottest year ever recorded! Oops! Never mind. It turned out upon closer investigation that NASA scientists admitted that there was only a 38% chance that was true. Perhaps Vox should have peered just a few months into the future when it made that declaration to see their own article written by Julia Belluz and Steven Hoffman which stated that Science is often flawed. It's time we embraced that. Okay, great, but will Vox embrace it in the future when it comes to wild declarations about Global Warming or will they relapse to their normal routine? Vox...
  • Hillary Clinton’s damage-control operation gets more troops (Erase...Erase...Erase)

    05/13/2015 7:37:02 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 27 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 05/13/15 | Robert Schroeder
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is getting more firepower to help with damage control. Politico writes Correct the Record, an outside rapid response and research group dedicated to defending the records of Clinton and other Democratic presidential candidates, is reorganizing so it can coordinate with the former secretary of state’s campaign and devote all its resources to her. Correct the Record is splitting off from its parent organization American Bridge 21st Century, and will register with the Federal Election Commission as a stand-alone super PAC.
  • Obama makes it official: Chicago will be home to presidential center...(It will be easy to park)

    05/12/2015 2:15:46 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 28 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 05/12/15 | Mark Peters
    President Barack Obama will build his presidential library on Chicago’s South Side, choosing the city where his political career was born after searching for more than a year for a location. The nation’s third-largest city was seen as the front-runner from the start, and although stumbling at points, emerged from a shortlist that included such candidates as New York’s Columbia University, where Obama did his undergraduate studies, and the University of Hawaii, located in the state where Obama was born. “All the strands of my life came together and I really became a man when I moved to Chicago,” Obama...