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  • Jogger’s unexplained slaying stuns Missouri city (Duh... because he was white, Sherlock?)

    05/21/2012 8:00:13 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/18/12 | CNN Staff
    Harry Stone was on one of his usual jogs in a Kansas City suburb shortly before 7:30 a.m. Sunday when an approaching car slowed down and a passenger shot him. The vehicle kept going without stopping, and Stone, 60, later died at a hospital. Nearly a week later, police in Raytown, Missouri, say they have no suspects, and no one has any idea why he was targeted. He wasn’t robbed. He didn’t have any known enemies. And a gang-initiation hit appears implausible, Raytown police Capt. Ted Bowman said. “Even grasping at straws and imagining motives, we have been able to...
  • Anyone who has need of a Dynamic Testing (PDA) operator? (Vanity)

    05/20/2012 5:46:25 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 12 replies
    vanity | May 20, 2012 | myself
    I'm looking for a summer job as a Pile Driving Analyst (PDA) operator. I know this is a political website, but I know there's a bunch of successful businessmen and engineers who visit this site.
  • Man Arrested in Connection with Mississippi Fatal Shootings

    05/18/2012 9:06:27 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 10 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 05/18/12 | By KEVIN DOLAK, MICHAEL S. JAMES, CHRISTINA NG and PIERRE THOMAS
    Authorities in Mississippi have arrested a suspect in the two fatal shootings last week during what authorities initially thought were phony police stops in the northern part of the state. James D. Willie, 28, has been charged with two counts of capital murder in the shootings. Willie, who has an extensive criminal record, was arrested Tuesday on rape and aggravated-assault charges. Police allegedly found a Ruger 9mm, semi-automatic handgun in his possession during the arrest, which investigators determined to be a match of the weapon used in last week's shootings.
  • A Facebook Co-Founder Reflects on the Path Forward (Renounced his U.S. citizenship?)

    05/17/2012 11:29:12 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 11 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 05/17/12 | QUENTIN HARDY
    Eduardo Saverin can escape the United States, but he cannot slip Facebook. “Everything I do in my personal life, in my professional life, it’s completely there,” said Mr. Saverin, a Facebook co-founder, in his first major interview. “A lot of what I do, what everyone does, is influenced by it.” Alone among Facebook’s 900 million users, Mr. Saverin is special: a billionaire with only the vaguest of causes. He co-founded Facebook at age 21, then left two years later with a legal settlement that cut him off from Facebook but left him phenomenally wealthy. His stake will most likely be...
  • Man dies at strip club after night of unpaid lap dances

    05/17/2012 9:13:33 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 48 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 05/16/12 | Eric Pfeiffer
    We've all got to go sometime. But 67-year-old Robert Gene White did so in a way that some men would find enviable, after receiving several lap dances at a Texas strip club. And he managed to pass away before having to pay his bill. Local Fox affiliate KDFW reports that White "enjoyed several lap dances" on a Friday night at the Red Parrot Strip Club in El Paso before meeting his demise.
  • JPMorgan's Trading Loss Is Said to Rise at Least 50% (This Suckfest is only getting worse)

    05/17/2012 8:39:17 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 10 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 05/17/12 | By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ and JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG
    The trading losses suffered by JPMorgan Chase have surged in recent days, surpassing the bank's initial $2 billion estimate by at least $1 billion, according to people with knowledge of the losses. When Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan's chief executive, announced the losses last Thursday, he indicated they could double within the next few quarters. But that process has been compressed into four trading days as hedge funds and other investors take advantage of JPMorgan's distress, fueling faster deterioration in the underlying credit market positions held by the bank.
  • As Facebook grows, millions say, 'no, thanks'

    05/17/2012 8:01:53 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 49 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 05/17/12 | ANICK JESDANUN
    Don't try to friend MaLi Arwood on Facebook. You won't find her there. You won't find Thomas Chin, either. Or Kariann Goldschmitt. Or Jake Edelstein. More than 900 million people worldwide check their Facebook accounts at least once a month, but millions more are Facebook holdouts. They say they don't want Facebook. They insist they don't need Facebook. They say they're living life just fine without the long-forgotten acquaintances that the world's largest social network sometimes resurrects. They are the resisters.
  • Joe Biden Lays Into Romney, GOP: 'They Don't Get Who We Are!' (Au contraire, Gomer!)

    05/17/2012 7:00:45 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 42 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 05/16/12 | Devin Dwyer
    At a campaign stop in Youngstown, Ohio, today, Vice President Joe Biden lit into Republicans and their presumed presidential nominee Mitt Romney for what he described as a failure to understand the plight of the middle class. "I resent when they talk about families like mine that I grew up in. I resent the fact that they think we're talking about envy: it's job envy, it's wealthy envy; that we don't dream," an impassioned Biden told a crowd of manufacturing workers. "My mother believed and my father believed that if I wanted to be president of the United States, that...
  • Germany: Police officer speaks out about attack by 600 armed Muslims.

    05/16/2012 1:32:18 PM PDT · by yank in the UK · 7 replies
    Jihadwatch ^ | Nicolai Sennels
    Would anybody accept similar attacks and aggressiveness from the Right or Left wing protesters? These groups are also constantly provoked. Soccer fans, too. There are plenty of football fans who have an almost religious respect for their club. But Muslims are always forgiven for their violence.
  • Report: Study Warns That Bricks May Hinder Learning

    05/16/2012 11:50:36 AM PDT · by glorgau · 25 replies
    Getting Smart ^ | May 15, 2012 | Tom Vander Ark
    “We want to harness all the benefits of bricks to really propel student learning … but at the same time we find the lack of really good information about results and accountability really troubling,” said Dr. W.V. Lernen, a co-author of the report and the director of the Center for Study of The Apocryphal Cannon. About one third of all students in brick and mortar schools leave unprepared for college and work. Dr. Lernen finds that disturbing. “It’s hard to imagine that sitting in brick classrooms for 180 days works well for students, but that appears to be the primary...
  • Seriously... He's almost completely sane now.

    05/15/2012 11:44:54 AM PDT · by jerod · 9 replies
    Various ^ | 2012-05-14 | Various
    Bus killer Li should be allowed outside: doctors May 31, 2010… Doctors treating the man who stabbed and beheaded a passenger aboard a Greyhound bus are asking that he be allowed short periods of supervised outdoor time on the grounds of the Manitoba mental-health facility where he's being held.Greyhound bus killer may be allowed off hospital ground within a year: Doctor May 30, 2011… Li, 42, has responded well to medication and does not pose a management problem for staff, treating psychiatrist Dr. Steven Kremer told a Criminal Code Review Board hearing.Bus beheader seeks passes from hospital May 14, 2012…...
  • Swamp People' cast member Mitchell Guist dies

    05/14/2012 2:20:00 PM PDT · by BerryDingle · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 14, 2012
    PIERRE PART, La. (AP) — A Louisiana sheriff says a cast member of the reality TV show "Swamp People" has died. Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack says Mitchell Guist (GIHST) was pronounced dead at a hospital Monday. He had fallen while aboard his boat on the Intracoastal Waterway, near Pierre Part.
  • Gay marriage gives Romney chance to fire up base (Obama puts nails in own coffin)

    05/14/2012 1:38:40 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 05/13/12 | Seth McLaughlin
    While many Republicans consider the sudden emergence of gay marriage as an issue in the 2012 presidential campaign an unhelpful distraction, social conservatives Sunday insisted the Obama administration has given presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney an opportunity. “I think the president this past week took six or seven states he carried in 2008 and put them in play with this one ill-conceived position that he’s taken,” American Values President Gary Bauer said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I think that Barack Obama has helped fit that missing piece of intensity that Mitt Romney is going to need,” Tony Perkins,...
  • Phil Collins: The Alamo and Beyond

    05/13/2012 12:19:49 PM PDT · by Dysart · 31 replies
    Houstonchron.com ^ | 5-10-12 | Maggie Galehouse
    Phil Collins, the musician, is an avid collector of Alamo memorabilia. Texas Monthly has written about Collins and his collection. And last week, as I was watching a music documentary on Nelflix about the making of Collins’ classic “Face Value” album (this is what I do at 3:30 a.m. when I can’t sleep), I was struck by how uber-produced the album was, by how painstakingly thorough — even anal — Collins was when creating his first solo project. (I mean, he’s a drummer who uses a drum machine.) But I imagine he brings the same passion and attention to detail...
  • Obama death threat: Virginia man charged

    05/13/2012 8:56:09 AM PDT · by EBH · 7 replies
    ABC7, WJLA ^ | 5/6/12
    <p>HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) - A Virginia man has been charged with threatening to kill President Barack Obama.</p> <p>A criminal complaint filed in federal court in Harrisonburg says Christopher Hecker of Waynesboro made death threats against the president and threatened to bomb the White House, hotels and other places, including Philadelphia City Hall and the site of the former World Trade Center. An affidavit says the threats were emailed to various media outlets.</p>
  • Almost Perfectly Preserved’ WWII Fighter Discovered in Sahara Desert — 70 Years After Disappearing

    05/11/2012 9:07:30 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 100 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 05/10/12 | Becket Adams
    It’s not quite the same as the opening sequence to “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” but it’s awfully close. The Daily Mail reports that a Polish oil company worker, Jakub Perka, has discovered an “almost perfectly preserved” Kittyhawk P-40 that crash-landed in the Sahara Desert in 1942. “Despite the crash impact, most of the aircraft’s cockpit instruments are intact,” according to the report.
  • Arpaio Faces a New Sheriff in Town...(Big Bad Obama?)

    05/11/2012 8:50:59 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 28 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 05/10/12 | Terry Greene Sterling
    A few days after the “Toughest Sheriff in America” oversaw his 60th Latino-harassing raid in the Phoenix area, the Obama administration’s top civil-rights lawyer flew to Phoenix and slapped Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his office with a monumental civil-rights tort alleging rampant constitutional abuses, including widespread racial profiling of Latinos. The suit also claims the sheriff violated the civil rights of his critics by “illegal retaliation” that included baseless lawsuits and meritless administrative actions. Now 79, Arpaio claims he’s innocent and dismisses the lawsuit as politicking by the Obama administration in an election year.
  • Former Romney Classmate Describes 'Bullying Supreme' (Mega Liberal Barf Alert!)

    05/11/2012 7:06:40 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 74 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 05/09/12 | David Muir
    A high school classmate of presidential candidate Mitt Romney told ABC News today that he considers a particular prank pulled at Michigan's Cranbrook school to be "assault and battery" and that he witnessed Romney hold the scissors to cut the hair of a student who was being physically pinned to the ground by several others. "It's a haunting memory. I think it was for everybody that spoke up about it… because when you see somebody who is simply different taken down that way and is terrified and you see that look in their eye you never forget it. And that...
  • WWII Veteran and wife die in brutal attack, civil rights leaders quiet

    05/10/2012 7:18:34 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 38 replies
    Paulding County Republican Examiner ^ | May 8,2012 | Christopher Collins
    Bob Strait, the 90-year-old Word War II Veteran that was beaten by an Oklahoma man in March, Tyrone Woodfork, 20, has died, reported yesterday by Fox News. Bob Strait was a World War II paratrooper, who took part in the D-Day invasion as part of the 101st Airborne Division. He was also awarded a Bronze Star. Back in March, he and his wife Nancy, 85, both white, were attacked, beaten and his wife sexually assaulted by alledged killer, Tyrone Woodfork, who is black. Two days after the brutal attack, Mrs. Strait, who was nearly blind, died from her injuries.
  • How unpopular can Obama get?

    05/09/2012 8:56:20 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 19 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 05/09/12 | Daily Mail Online
    Just how unpopular is President Obama in some parts of the country? Enough that a man in a Texas prison received four out of 10 votes in West Virginia's Democratic presidential primary. Inmate Keith Judd, 53, is serving 17 years for extortion at the Beaumont Federal Correctional Institution. He was sentenced in 1999 for making threats against the University of New Mexico and is due to be released on June 24 next year.
  • Obesity fight must shift from personal blame-U.S. panel

    05/08/2012 11:52:13 AM PDT · by EBH · 66 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/8/12 | Sharon Begley
    America's obesity epidemic is so deeply rooted that it will take dramatic and systemic measures - from overhauling farm policies and zoning laws to, possibly, introducing a soda tax - to fix it, the influential Institute of Medicine said on Tuesday. In an ambitious 478-page report, the IOM refutes the idea that obesity is largely the result of a lack of willpower on the part of individuals. Instead, it embraces policy proposals that have met with stiff resistance from the food industry and lawmakers, arguing that multiple strategies will be needed to make the U.S. environment less "obesogenic." The IOM,...
  • Hostess sends layoff notices to all workers (more-than 18,000)

    05/07/2012 5:21:52 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 108 replies
    blogs.wsj.com/bvankruptcy ^ | May 7, 2012 | Rachel Feintzeig
    Hostess Brands Inc. on Friday sent out letters notifying its more-than 18,000 workers that they could be laid off in the next two months. The maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread on Friday mailed out WARN Act notices to all of its employees, a Hostess spokeswoman confirmed to Bankruptcy Beat Monday. The federal WARN Act requires companies to give employees 60 days notice before closing a facility or ordering mass layoffs. However, sending the notices doesn’t mean a company is definitely going to lay off the recipients.
  • Minsk nabs group of Egyptians travelling to EU states “with extremist aims”

    05/07/2012 10:16:19 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 4 replies
    ITAR-TASS ^ | 5-7-12 | TASS
    MINSK, May 7 (Itar-Tass) — Police in the Belarussian capital detained a group of Egyptian citizens, travelling to European Union countries “with extremist aims”, reported on Monday the police department of the Minsk city government. “As a result of holding search measures, Minsk law enforcers detained five Egyptian citizens who illegally arrived in our country so as to go later to European Union countries. During investigations, it turned out that the detainees had participated in combat operations in Egypt and are heading for EU countries with extremist aims,” noted the police department. According to information of Minsk police, while searching...
  • Survival story: How they defeated a rabid bear

    04/28/2012 2:48:09 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 15 replies
    readthehook.com ^ | April 26, 2012 | Lisa Provence
    Running into a rabid bear can pretty much ruin your morning, according to two men who survived to tell the tale of Virginia's first-ever reported rabid bear, an encounter that occurred in the neighborhood of the hiker-heavy Appalachian Trail and the family-friendly Skyline Drive. It started out a pretty typical day for Bobby Bryant, the farm manager at Royal Orchard, the 2,800-acre estate on Afton Mountain that used to provide Albemarle Pippins to Queen Victoria and is owned by the Scott family of Scott Stadium and Scott & Stringfellow brokerage-firm fame. Bryant, a 56-year-old Afton native who's worked on the...
  • Insight: Falling home prices drag new buyers under water...(Circling the drain?)

    04/27/2012 11:31:07 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04/27/12 | Tim Reid
    More than 1 million Americans who have taken out mortgages in the past two years now owe more on their loans than their homes are worth, and Federal Housing Administration loans that require only a tiny down payment are partly to blame. That figure, provided to Reuters by tracking firm CoreLogic, represents about one out of 10 home loans made during that period. It is a sobering indication the U.S. housing market remains deeply troubled, with home values still falling in many parts of the country, and raises the question of whether low-down payment loans backed by the FHA are...
  • Spanish unemployment hits record 5.64 million

    04/27/2012 7:46:52 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 31 replies
    BBC News ^ | 04/27/12 | BBCStaff
    The number of unemployed people reached 5,639,500 at the end of March, with the unemployment rate hitting 24.4%, the national statistics agency said. The figures came hours after rating agency Standard & Poor's downgraded Spanish sovereign debt. Official figures due out on Monday are expected to confirm that Spain has fallen back into recession. Earlier this week, the Bank of Spain said the economy contracted by 0.4% in first three months of this year, after shrinking by 0.3% in the final quarter of last year.
  • TANK: A DOG STORY AND A LITTLE MORE (You will cry or you are made of stone)

    04/27/2012 12:03:38 AM PDT · by woofie · 22 replies
    Facebook | ? | ?
    They told me the big black Lab's name was Reggie, as I looked at him lying in his pen. The shelter was clean, no-kill, and the people really friendly. I'd only been in the area for six months, but everywhere I went in the small college town, people were welcoming and open. Everyone waves when you pass them on the street. But something was still missing as I attempted to settle in to my new life here, and I thought a dog couldn't hurt. Give me someone to talk to. And I had just seen Reggie's advertisement on the local...
  • Who has your vote now? Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Neither?

    04/25/2012 1:34:31 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 181 replies
    04/25/12
    This yahoo poll needs some freeping. Being a yahoo poll I would have thought Obama would be further ahead.
  • "If I wanted America to fail" Video Has Gone MEGA-Viral

    04/25/2012 12:51:02 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 118 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4-20-12 | FreeMarketAmerica
    This damning, inconvenient truth needs to be posted on EVERY Facebook page, and reTweeted over and over. Truth is always the enemy of Liberalism/Socialism.
  • NBC Announces: Saturday Night Live Will Not Be Funny Until Romney Is Elected President

    04/24/2012 8:55:03 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 33 replies
    The Fine Report ^ | April 21, 2012 | Staff
    “With Barack Obama in the White house, there is simply no one in the administration to make fun of. It’s been a very frustrating few years. On the other hand, if Romney is elected, there will be limitless material. Romney is funny, you see. The Obamas? I mean, there is just nothing that lends itself to parody.” - Anonymous NBC producer
  • Jon Lovitz goes off on Obama (Jon was revving up the engine when the light turned green...!)

    04/24/2012 7:58:16 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 48 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/24/12 | Caitlin Mcdevitt
    “Saturday Night Live” alum Jon Lovitz sounds like he’s pretty fed up with President Barack Obama. “This whole thing with Obama saying the rich don’t pay their taxes is f---ing bulls---. And I voted for the guy and I’m a Democrat. What a f---ing asshole,” Lovitz recently said on his podcast “The ABC's of SNL." The episode was recorded in January and released on Sunday.
  • Newest Michigan museum showcases racist artifacts...ok, which room has the Farakahn artifacts?

    04/20/2012 7:56:26 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 30 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 04/20/12 | Mike Householder
    The objects displayed in Michigan's newest museum range from the ordinary, such as simple ashtrays and fishing lures, to the grotesque — a full-size replica of a lynching tree. But all are united by a common theme: They are steeped in racism so intense that it makes visitors cringe. That's the idea behind the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia, which says it has amassed the nation's largest public collection of artifacts spanning the segregation era, from Reconstruction until the civil rights movement, and beyond. The museum in a gleaming new exhibit hall at Ferris State University "is all about...
  • president clinton signs the Brady Bill

    04/19/2012 9:01:11 PM PDT · by Carthego delenda est · 3 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJ9VRrfzIKo
  • Secret Service looking into Ted Nugent's violent anti-Obama rant....Hate-monger Farakahn also???

    04/18/2012 9:52:26 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 59 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 04/17/12 | Lee-Anne Goodman
    The U.S. Secret Service is investigating faded '70s rock star Ted Nugent for his recent insistence he'll be "dead or in jail" in a year's time if President Barack Obama is re-elected in November. At a convention of the National Rifle Association over the weekend, the longtime gun advocate compared Obama and the Democrats to a coyote who should be shot. "It isn't the enemy that ruined America," he said as he reaffirmed his endorsement of Republican front-runner Mitt Romney.
  • Jewish Women Comment Upon Debbie Wasserman-Schultz's Politics

    04/16/2012 2:51:58 PM PDT · by pabianice · 7 replies
    You know that monolithic, far-left Jewish vote? HAHAHAHAHA! Take a look at what this sampling of Jewish women think of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and the Democrat Party.
  • Op-Ed: Rethinking Early Roman Anti-Semitism

    04/16/2012 2:30:13 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/4/12 | Aymen Jawad alTamimi
    The Jewish Revolt that led to the destruction of the Second Temple is erroneously held to be the start of Roman anti-Semitism, while it is actually more of the same - the belief Jews are sinister, evil and threatening. That anti-Jewish prejudice features among Latin authors of the early Principate cannot be doubted. For example, in the Cena Trimalchionis, which is a part of the satirical novel Satyricon, written during Nero’s reign, two freedmen- Habinnas and Trimalchio- have a discussion on the slaves they own. The former mentions a particular favorite of his, but adds that his “duo vitia” (“two...
  • Quadruple amputee undergoes surgery after Afghanistan blast

    04/16/2012 11:10:24 AM PDT · by Doogle · 9 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 04/16/12 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    An Army soldier who lost his arms and legs during his third tour in Afghanistan last week underwent surgery Monday as supporters from around the globe offer prayers and messages of hope on a family website. Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills, of Vassar, Mich., was injured when he stepped on an IED April 10 while serving with the 82nd Airborne in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. He is recuperating at a hospital in Germany and hopes to return stateside on Tuesday, three days after his 25th birthday, his father told FoxNews.com. "He's in a tremendous amount of pain...
  • Tornado Super-Outbreak Predicted For Saturday, 4-14!

    04/13/2012 12:56:13 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 20 replies
    Weather Channel, NOAA ^ | 4-13-12 | TCRLAF
    Weather Channel TORCON (Tornado Conditions) Index for Saturday: IA southwest - 6 to 7 IA northwest - 5 IA central, northeast night - 4 to 5 KS central, northeast - 8 KS southeast night - 6 MN southwest - 4 MN south, east-central night - 5 MO northwest night - 6 NE central, northeast - 5 NE southeast - 7 OK west, north-central (except panhandle) - 7 OK central, northeast night - 7 SD southeast - 4 TX northwest near Wichita Falls - 6 TX central night, west of I-35 - 4 WI west-central night - 5 The highest TORCON...
  • Study: More female drivers mistakenly hit gas pedal (your tax money at work for this?)

    04/13/2012 11:18:34 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 29 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 04/13/12 | Joan Lowy
    Accidents in which drivers mistakenly hit the gas instead of the brake tend to involve older female drivers in parking lots, a new government study has found. One of the study's most striking and consistent findings was that nearly two-thirds of drivers who had such accidents were female. When looking at all crashes, the reverse is true — about 60 percent of drivers involved in crashes are male, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study noted. Another finding: Gas pedal accidents tend to occur more frequently among drivers over age 76 and under age 20. The age disparity showed up...
  • Which 2012 presidential candidate is better for women?...This ridiculous poll needs your help!

    04/13/2012 9:15:54 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 24 replies
    This dufus poll is on the lower right Yahoo main page.
  • Prayer Request - vanity (**UPDATES - URGENT**)

    04/12/2012 2:46:13 PM PDT · by mills044 · 164 replies
    self | self
    Fellow FReepers (sorry in advance for the long post)- This is an update to a thread I posted on 3/31/12, and an urgent request for further prayers for my beautiful wife Nikki. God bless those of you who were able to help by praying for us on that thread! We KNOW that your prayers have helped our family, as I will outline in this update. More help is needed though! On that Saturday morning, while my wife and I, & our 4 children were standing around the kitchen island talking about the upcoming day, she collapsed. I rushed Nikki to...
  • Damaging virus attacks Mac computers

    04/12/2012 8:56:04 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 27 replies
    FOX31 Denver ^ | 4/11/12 | Dave Young
    DENVER — It’s a “rude awakening” for millions of Mac users around the world. For the first time ever, a widespread computer virus is infecting machines thought to be immune. Apple is scrambling, amid criticism, to fix the problems. This is what you want to avoid, a red perfectly legit looking Adobe pop up screen telling you to update your flash player. It could allow attackers to get all of your personal information. It is a real wake up call for so many of us who assumed our Mac’s are virus proof. Many are criticizing apple for being slow to...
  • 'A Koran in every home' project makes waves

    04/11/2012 8:48:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    The Local ^ | 11 Apr 12 12:46 CET
    A project by Salafist Muslims to give away 25 million German-language Korans across the country—by mail and in town centers—has been slammed by a conservative politician, calling it a disturbance of the religious peace. “Wherever possible, this aggressive action must be stopped,” Günter Krings, a top member of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union parliamentary party, told Die Welt daily newspaper on Wednesday. “Although there is in principle nothing against the distribution of religious texts,” he said, Die Welt reported he added that the radical Salafists were disturbing the religious peace with their aggressive methods. The newspaper said that German intelligence...
  • New Obama campaign video attacks Romney as ‘severely conservative’...That's severely great, Obozo!

    04/11/2012 1:45:26 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 10 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 04/11/2012 | Oliver Knox
    Turning Mitt Romney's own words against him, President Barack Obama's reelection campaign released a new video on Wednesday that paints the all-but-certain Republican nominee as a "severely conservative" politician who's uncaring about middle class economic suffering and who's determined to outlaw abortion. The 1'55" spot, entitled "Mitt Romney: Memories to Last a Lifetime," mines some of the former Massachusetts governor's best-known verbal missteps from the past year, teed up with the words: "As Republicans settle on a nominee…let's take a look at some of the unforgettable moments from this unforgettable primary." It seems geared to make it harder for Romney...
  • Please caption this pic of the Easter Egg and the Easter Bunny...

    04/09/2012 10:40:27 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 31 replies
    04/09/12
    Gilligan and friend...
  • Meet the world's biggest rabbit who is 4ft 4inches and weighs a whopping 3.5 STONE

    04/08/2012 9:09:55 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 56 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 7 April 2012 @ | Tara Brady
    Meet the world's biggest Easter bunny, Darius the enormous Continental Giant, who weighs a whopping three-and-a-half stone and is 4ft 4in. Darius, aged three, munches through an incredible 12 carrots a day to keep up his strength and fuel his amazing growth spurt. He already held the title of world's biggest rabbit but has now smashed his own record after vets measured him a month ago and realised he had had grown another inch. It is a double celebration for Darius who shares his birthday, on Easter Sunday, with his beloved owner Annette Edwards. Ms Edwards, from Worcester, has bred...
  • Help Needed - Social Security Benefits Question

    04/08/2012 7:12:19 PM PDT · by TheBattman · 28 replies
    None/Vanity | April 8, 2012 | Me
    Brief Background: My Step-father was killed in a vehicle accident recently (hit head-on by a drunk driver). He and my mother had been married nearly 26 years. He had started drawing Social Security benefits a few years back (full retirement age), though he was still working. My mother, who has paid in to Social Security for many years and is a college teacher recently retired (Texas Teacher Retirement)and they moved back up to MIchigan. She is also "retirement age", but is still teaching essentially "full time". She has been taking care of final stuff - and ran into something she...
  • Brain scan foretells who will fold under pressure

    04/03/2012 1:07:31 AM PDT · by U-238 · 12 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 3/2/2012 | Laura Sanders
    As any high school senior staring down the SAT knows, when the stakes are high, some test-takers choke. A new study finds that activity in distinct parts of the brain can predict whether a person will remain cool or crumble under pressure. The results, presented April 1 at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, offer some great new clues that may help scientists understand how the brain copes with stressful situations, says psychologist Thomas Carr of Michigan State University in East Lansing. “Sometimes you come across a study you wish you'd done yourself,” he says “This is such...
  • Obama issues stern language on Supreme Court health care decision (Sit down Napoleon!)

    04/02/2012 1:49:33 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 44 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 04/02/2012 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    President Obama on Monday issued stern language to the Supreme Court of the United States regarding his health care law, expressing confidence "Obamacare" will not be overturned by the nation's highest court. "I'm confident this will be upheld because it should be upheld," the president said Monday afternoon at a White House press conference that included ‪Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderon, who are attending the North American Leaders' Summit. The president said overturning the law would be "an unprecedented and extraordinary step" and compared the court's rejection of the law to "judicial activism."
  • Motor home crash kills 5 in northeast Kansas

    04/01/2012 8:47:34 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 20 replies
    AP via FoxNews ^ | April 1, 2012 | AP
    YNDON, Kan. – A packed motor home headed from Texas to Minnesota crashed Sunday morning in northeast Kansas, killing five people and sending 13 others to hospitals. The Kansas Highway Patrol said the northbound vehicle was filled with 18 people and pulling a trailer when the driver lost control at 9 a.m. on Interstate 35.