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  • Know your bible! (vanity, funny I hope...)

    04/22/2018 1:56:47 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 26 replies
    Me | 4/22/2018 | By Laz A. Mataz
    Gamera! Gamera! Gamera is really neat! Gamera is filled with meat! We've been eating Gamera! Shell! Teeth! Eyes! Flames! Claws! Breath! Scales! Fun!!
  • Tweeters Furious Over Trump Calling Mar-a-Lago The 'Southern White House'

    04/22/2018 11:45:35 AM PDT · by BBell · 95 replies ^ | 4/22/18 | Mary Papenfuss
    Twitter was incensed Saturday after Donald Trump used Barbara Bush’s funeral as an opportunity to tout his private business in a tweet, dubbing his Mar-a-Lago golf resort the “Southern White House.” Trump noted that he would be watching Bush’s funeral — on TV — at his golf resort. The latest “southern” title of Trump’s private “White House” was particularly galling to many who called it a “dog whistle” to racists. Trump used to refer to Mar-a-Lago as the “Winter White House.” The “Southern White House” was where Confederate president Jefferson Davis lived during the Civil War. Angry tweets also pointed...
  • People are mocking Ivanka Trump for wearing a pantsuit

    04/21/2018 4:05:05 PM PDT · by ethom · 79 replies
    Yahoo Lifestyle ^ | April 21 2018 | Cindy Arboleda
    Before stepping into her role at the White House, working for her father, Ivanka Trump made a name for herself as the head of a company with clothing and handbag lines, and shoe collection. Now, in her role as a White House adviser, some people believe she has taken inspiration from longtime political powerhouse Hillary Clinton, in her latest outfit: a classic pantsuit. The first daughter visited Ohio on Friday promoting her father’s tax reform plan. She stepped out wearing a three-button gray pantsuit with a fitted jacket. The 36-year-old completed the look with a white crew neck shirt peeking...
  • Angelina who? 'Lucky guy' Brad Pitt's new lady friend is not just the 'sexiest thing he has [tr]

    04/21/2018 6:00:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 21, 2018 | Alison Bishoff
    They are calling it the ‘Amal Effect’ because, following George Clooney’s marriage to human rights barrister Amal Alamuddin, it seems that what a bachelor film star of a certain age needs most is a consort with a supernova combination of beauty, brains, and serious professional achievement. The latest star to embrace the phenomenon is Brad Pitt — probably the most eligible bachelor in Hollywood since his split from Angelina Jolie and, incidentally, a long-time pal of Clooney’s.In Professor Neri Oxman he has found a dazzling supernova of his own, and reportedly thinks she is ‘the sexiest thing he ever laid...
  • Male fruit flies enjoy ejaculation

    04/21/2018 5:10:46 AM PDT · by ETL · 48 replies ^ | Apr 19, 2018 | SUSAN MILIUS
    A probe of the brain’s reward system looks at Drosophila sex (or lack thereof) and drinking. Moody red lighting in a lab is helping researchers figure out what fruit flies like best about sex. The question has arisen as scientists try to tease out the neurobiological steps in how the brain’s natural reward system can get hijacked in alcoholism, says neuroscientist Galit Shohat-Ophir of Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel. Male fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) were genetically engineered to ejaculate when exposed to a red light. Ejaculation increased signs in the insects’ brains of a rewarding experience and decreased the...
  • Drinking Fountain? Go ahead, take a drink from the Drinking Fountain.

    Halsey Taylor is one of the leading manufacturers of drinking fountains today. Company founder Halsey W. Taylor invented the non-squirting drinking fountain. In 1896, Taylor's father died from typhoid fever. This illness is principally spread through contaminated drinking water. Several years later, while working as a plant superintendent for the Packard Motor Car Company, Taylor realized numerous workers were becoming sick with dysentery. He believed contaminated drinking water was the chief reason for the spreading illness. Taylor determined to develop a drinking fountain that was sanitary and would not contribute to the spreading of various illnesses. By 1912, he had...
  • Brussels Sprouts: The Unexpected Culinary Swan

    04/20/2018 8:33:07 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 76 replies
    Some kind of "Brussels sprouts" website ^ | It was some time ago | Dani Lind (Girl, I suppose)
    All my life I’ve had a thing for the underdog. Be it the passed over toy as a little girl or the loser boyfriend as a teenager, I guess I took the ugly duckling fairy tale to heart. Now in my adulthood, I have taken the poor, rejected, locally grown vegetables under my wing—the underutilized, the newly-trendy, the formerly beloved fallen out of modern favor, or the just plain weird. In the case of Brussels sprouts, they are a vegetable all too often cooked very wrong and, hence, tend to carry a bad rap. Who wouldn’t hate Brussels sprouts if...
  • Melania 'Brilliantly Copying' Michelle Obama & Becoming Most Popular White House Person (MSM barf!)

    04/20/2018 2:31:16 PM PDT · by ethom · 41 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 32 minutes ago | Hillary Hoffower
    •Melania Trump was spotted wearing Converse sneakers that retail for less than $50. •Michelle Obama was also a fan of wearing Converse — and Trump is no stranger to replicating her look. •Creating a more accessible style like Obama's has proved a brilliant political move for Trump. Spotted: Melania Trump wearing a brand for the people — Converse sneakers. The first lady donned a pair of white Chuck Taylors, which cost less than $50, during a visit to Florida in September. In November, when she hosted schoolchildren in the White House Kitchen Garden, Trump wore $65 Converse Jack Purcell sneakers....
  • Why Melania Trump Rarely Uses Sleeves As They Were Intended: A Few Theories

    04/20/2018 12:15:11 PM PDT · by ethom · 56 replies
    Follow ^ | Fri, Apr 20, 2018 @ 07:22
    Why Melania Trump Rarely Uses Sleeves As They Were Intended: A Few Theories Though she is wealthy and famous, anti-cyberbullying activist Melania Trump is just like any one of us: When she puts on her pants, she does it one leg at a time. Jackets, however, are a different story. To the first lady, sleeves are useless. Arms are best glued to the torso under the body of a coat, not maneuvered into tubes to be flailed about or, heaven forbid, used. Trump has spent her three years in the public eye demonstrating how to wear a coat without surrendering...
  • Comey book cannot take in bad reviews

    04/20/2018 11:02:29 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 31 replies
    Rush Limbaugh had a caller that said that he couldn't give a bad review (one-star) on the Amazon site for James Comey's ghostwritten piece of excrement, "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership," based upon substance. He is a verified buyer of the book, so it wasn't a spam posting. Limbaugh's staff went ahead and tried to post, each having purchased the book, but weren't allowed to post either. The only reviews are 4- and 5-star reviews (though there's one or two 1-star reviews that must have sneaked through the algorithm). Go ahead and try this. If you have Kindle,...
  • King Mswati III of Swaziland proclaims his nation will be henceforth known as eSwatini

    04/20/2018 7:58:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 20, 2018 | Max Bearak
    King Mswati III of Swaziland is an absolute monarch, so what he says goes. But over the course of his 32-year rule, he has mostly gained international attention for how he has spent the royal treasury. While his populace is one of the poorest in the world, and has the highest rate of HIV in the world, Mswati's royal holdings include fleets of luxury vehicles and two private planes. But the king's powers are not limitless. A new constitution, signed by Mswati in 2005, reiterates that Swaziland is an absolute monarchy, but it bars ruling by decree.
  • Uganda's President Wants to Ban Oral Sex, Says the "Mouth is for Eating"

    04/19/2018 10:44:56 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 51 replies
    OkayAfrica ^ | 04/18/18 | Damola Durosomo
    Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has issued what he calls a "public warning" against oral sex. The president claims the practice has been pushed on Ugandans by "outsiders," and argues that the mouth is solely for eating. "Let me take this opportunity to warn our people publicly about the wrong practices indulged in and promoted by some of the outsiders," he told the press during an address. "One of them is what they call oral sex. The mouth is for eating, not for sex. We know the address of sex, we know where sex is," he continued. According to the Daily...
  • How can someone highjack my cellphone number

    04/19/2018 5:53:56 AM PDT · by killermosquito · 46 replies ^ | 4/19/2018 | killermosquito
    On three or four occasions my cell phone number has been hijacked in someway that I have received phone calls and text messages as though it would seem from myself. Yesterday, the text message I received from myself and the image associated with the non-person who used my cellphone number to send me a text message used an image which I have saved on the cell phone. WHAT THE HECK? ANY SUGGESTIONS?
  • Fake Starbucks coupons circulate online promising 'free coffee' for black customers

    04/18/2018 1:11:36 PM PDT · by ethom · 101 replies
    CNBC ^ | April 18 2018 | Sarah Whitten
    Fake Starbucks coupons have begun circulating on social media in the wake of protests over the arrests of two black men who had asked to use a Starbucks restroom. The coupons, which feature images of Starbucks beverages, the brand's iconic color green and bar codes, appear to offer "people of color" or "African-American heritage" free drinks. "This is completely false and in no way associated with Starbucks," a Starbucks spokeswoman told CNBC. The images are being shared on 4chan, a website that gained notoriety for spreading pro-Trump memes and messages during the 2016 presidential election. In 2017, members of this...
  • Stormy Daniels Is Planning To Donate To Planned Parenthood In Donald Trump's Name

    04/18/2018 12:20:49 PM PDT · by ethom · 51 replies
    Elle UK ^ | 4/18/2018 | Katie OMalley
    Adult-film star Stormy Daniels, is currently caught up in a lawsuit against President Donald Trump and his lawyer Michael Cohen, in the hope to get out of a non-disclosure agreement, which bids her to remain quiet about her alleged affair with the president. However, in a new interview with Penthouse, Daniels has reportedly revealed that she is planning to donate an incredible £90,000 ($130,000) to Planned Parenthood in Trump and Cohen’s names if she wins the case. The amount is equal to the full sum she was paid for the agreement. Stormy Daniels, Stephanie Clifford Sources close to Penthouse reveals...
  • ...daredevil... Italian rider conquers Italy's third largest lake on two wheels

    04/18/2018 9:03:00 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies ^ | George Martin
    This is the mind-bending moment a daredevil rides his motorbike across the third largest lake in Italy. Luca Colombo, a biker from Milan, set a world record for the longest distance ever travelled by motorbike on fresh water on July 31, 2017. To achieve the remarkable stunt, Luca rode from all the way from the town of Gravedona to Colico on the other side of the famous Lake Como - a distance of around 5km. Armed only with an inflatable bracelet, capable of expanding like a life-jacket, the Italian rode at breakneck pace at the water and hydroplaned his way...
  • What the heck are these 520-million-year-old blobs? Experts can't agree

    04/18/2018 4:47:04 AM PDT · by ETL · 29 replies ^ | Apr 17, 2018 | Laura Geggel Senior Writer | LiveScience
    Here's a brainteaser: Do the 520-million-year-old fossils of an ancient, bug-like creature actually show a silhouette of its brains? Or are these blobby shapes in its head merely fossilized bacteria? According to a new study, the fossilized structures in the Cambrian-period creature's head aren't brainy remains, but rather fossilized bacterial mats, called biofilms. However, not everyone is on board with this interpretation. The researchers who originally discovered the brains are standing by their results, and other paleontologists Live Science interviewed agree with them. [Fabulous Fossils: Gallery of Earliest Animal Organs] The creature in question, Fuxianhuia protensa, is an early arthropod,...
  • Conchita Wurst Forced to Reveal HIV Status by Ex-partner

    04/17/2018 6:57:16 PM PDT · by massmike · 26 replies ^ | 04/17/2018 | Kashmira Gander
    Austrian singer Conchita Wurst has revealed that she is living with HIV, after an ex-partner threatened to make the information public. Wurst, a drag queen who rose to international prominence when she won the popular European singing competition the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014, wrote on her Instagram profile she has been “HIV positive for many years.”
  • S.E. Cupp: Fox News Has ‘Increasingly Becoming Untethered’ from ‘What We Expect News to Be’

    04/17/2018 4:42:04 PM PDT · by ethom · 48 replies ^ | 6:47 pm, April 17th, 2018 | by Josh Feldman |
    HLN’s S.E. Cupp––who used to appear on Fox News––had some tough words for the network tonight over the ongoing scrutiny surrounding Sean Hannity. She reviewed the Fox News host’s “lawyer problem” over the revelation of his connection to Trump lawyer Michael Cohen and the lack-of-disclosure issue. “On this face, it seems obvious,” she said. “It’s a clear conflict of interest for Hannity to defend Cohen and his star client, the President of the United States, on his show regularly without revealing one of the reasons he might be doing so.” But the bigger issue here, Cupp argued, is about Fox...
  • Meghan McCain Challenges Stormy Daniels on The View: ‘It All Seems Like a Publicity Stunt’

    04/17/2018 11:54:23 AM PDT · by ethom · 38 replies ^ | 11:47 am, April 17th, 2018 | by Aidan McLaughlin
    Stormy Daniels made her first live appearance on television Tuesday on The View, and co-host Meghan McCain pressed whether she and lawyer Michael Avenatti are running a publicity stunt. When asked why she was speaking out on the View, porn star Stormy — real name Stephanie Clifford — explained, “I’m tired of being threatened. And intimidating me and trying to say that you’ll ruin my life and take all my money and my house and whatever.” “I’m sorry, I’m done. I’m done being bullied. Done.” Stormy is being represented by Avenatti in her lawsuit against Donald Trump seeking to nullify...