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  • Orange County man bit by cobra had more than 20 snakes in home

    05/03/2016 10:24:12 PM PDT · by kalee · 9 replies
    WRAL ^ | May 3 2016 | Arielle Clay
    An Orange County man called 911 Monday night and calmly told dispatchers that he was going to the hospital for the treatment of a snake bite.
  • The hungry ‘should not be punished’ for stealing small amounts of food, Italian court rules

    05/03/2016 3:47:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    WaPo ^ | May 3 at 11:37 AM | Niraj Chokshi
    Five years ago, Ukrainian national Roman Ostriakov was homeless in Genoa when he was caught stealing cheese and sausage worth less than $5, the Telegraph reports. He was fined $115 and sentenced to six months in jail in 2015, a sentence that he appealed. On Monday, the Italian Supreme Court ruled in his favor. "The condition of the accused and the circumstances in which he obtained the merchandise show that he had taken the little amount of food he needed to overcome his immediate and essential requirement for nourishment," it ruled. "People should not be punished if, forced by need,...
  • Scientists build world’s tiniest engine

    05/03/2016 6:26:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    www.ft.com ^ | May 2, 2016 8:08 pm | Clive Cookson, Science Editor
    Driving force: an Ant combines microscopic gold balls with a polymer gel to propel nanobots. Medicine is one potential application =============================================================================================================== High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our Ts&Cs and Copyright Policy for more detail. Email ftsales.support@ft.com to buy additional rights. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/1af0efea-1045-11e6-bb40-c30e3bfcf63b.html#ixzz47bCzo78r Scientists have developed a microscopic engine, the smallest in the world, that they say is the first one capable of driving nanobots, including medical robots that could travel through the body. The prototype device, known as an actuating nano-transducer or...
  • Weather Channel founder calls Bill Nye ‘a pretend scientist in a bow tie’

    05/02/2016 6:12:31 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4-29-2016 | Natalie O'Neill
    “I have always been amazed that anyone would pay attention to Bill Nye, a pretend scientist in a bow tie,” Coleman said Friday, according to ClimateDepot.com. “As a man who has studied the science of meteorology for over 60 years and received the AMS (American Meteorological Society’s) ‘Meteorologist of the Year’ award, I am totally offended that Nye gets the press and media attention he does. And I am rooting for the ‘Climate Hustle’ film to become a huge hit — bigger than ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ by Al Gore,” Coleman said.
  • Question about Convention: What if 1st Ballot Trump Delegates Fail to Show at Voting Time?!

    05/02/2016 11:45:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    FREEpers | 5/2/16 | sff
    We hear that all these delegates, even though they are obligated to support Trump on the "first ballot", are able to switch their votes on subsequent ballots.What if Trump reaches the 1,237 votes or whatever....but some of the delegates get "blue flu" during the first ballot and do not show up? Or if they claim "rioters" have kept them from getting to the convention hall? On subsequent ballots, then, they could vote against Trump?
  • Dogs Get Bathroom Of Their Own At JFK

    05/02/2016 11:33:07 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    CBS New York ^ | April 30, 2016
    Dogs and other animals now have a bathroom of their own at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport. A new pet relief facility has opened in JFK’s Terminal 4, WCBS 880’s Stephanie Colombini reported. It allows service and guide dogs, emotional support animals and pets traveling with their owners to go to the bathroom without having to exit the terminal and go through security again. The tiny room is marked with a paw print on the door. It’s outfitted with a red fire hydrant and a patch of artificial turf, 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reported. A federal regulation says all...
  • Boycott the Pro Cruz article spammers

    05/01/2016 5:00:49 AM PDT · by Kudsman · 219 replies
    Vanity | May 1, 2016 | Kudsman
    Sorry for the vanity, but this is getting tiresome to me. The same few posters find any drivel to support Lyin' Ted or any screed to jab Mr. Trump. We all know who they are. What if nobody responds to their attempts to incite? Maybe the threads die out sooner and some of the invectives against one another lessen. I know that I have been purposely avoiding even reading articles posted by the select few. I have found my blood pressure to be much better once I started ignoring the falling trees.
  • Children Playing On Train Tracks over Rickety Bridge

    04/30/2016 9:51:33 PM PDT · by fella · 2 replies
    Children Playing On Train Tracks over Rickety Bridge
  • Latest HRC campaign email [vanity/inanity]

    04/30/2016 10:28:30 AM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 15 replies
    email inbox ^ | 04/30/2016 | Robby Mook Campaign Manager Hillary for America
    I'm not sure how I got on HRC's mailing list. Here's today's. I guess they think my name is Ann and I have some sort of restroom-use conundrum.
  • Google Patents Device That You Inject Into Your Eyeball

    04/30/2016 8:35:37 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    The device, Forbes reports, is designed to help the focusing of light onto the retina, resulting in the correction of poor vision. It will contain its own storage, radio and lens and will apparently be powered wirelessly from an energy harvesting antenna. Presumably, you won't need aerials sticking out of your eyeballs. Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
  • Juneau man held for DUI in crashes at Governor's Mansion and Capitol <p></SNIP>

    04/29/2016 1:13:32 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 7 replies
    -SNIP-When police spoke with Oliphant, he allegedly said it wasn’t his first crash of the night. “Oliphant volunteered that he had also struck the Governor’s Mansion,” Sell wrote. “JPD contacted a security officer for the governor. It was determined that the garage door to the Governor’s Mansion was caved in.”
  • Nebraska trooper shares unusual tale of pulling over sports car made of wood

    04/29/2016 10:33:15 AM PDT · by NEMDF · 56 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | 04/29/2016 | Courtney Brummer-Clark
    In 28 years with the Nebraska State Patrol, Trooper Bill Price said he's never encountered a car like the one he stopped Thursday afternoon. The car was completely made of wood. Yes, wood. Cedar to be exact.
  • Enter the Thunderdrome: Inside the world's largest post-apocalyptic festival...

    04/29/2016 9:06:29 AM PDT · by McGruff · 21 replies
    For many, the end of the world might seem daunting, but for these festival goers a post-apocalyptic world in the middle of a Californian desert is a form of escapism. At least this is the case for Mike Orr who is known as 'Sweet Lips' at Wasteland Weekend - the annual four-day festival that allows lovers of the Mad Max movie franchise to see what it is really like to live in a society where civilization is crumbling. 'It's the end of the world,' Orr said of Wasteland which attracts thousands from across the country. 'You get to do whatever...
  • Artist Duke Riley Is Doing Something Crazy With 2,000 Pigeons On The Brooklyn Waterfront

    04/29/2016 1:11:21 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 24 replies
    Gothamist ^ | Apr 26, 2016 | Ben Cosgrove
    New Yorkers take a kind of perverse pride in never looking up. Not in a figurative sense, of course: we are, after all, as optimistic as anyone else. (Who else but die-hard optimists would willingly live in so unforgiving a city?) But when it comes to actually, physically looking up, most of our gazes rarely rise above the ankles of our fellow commuters. The Boston-born, New York-based artist Duke Riley is going to change that.
  • Obama: 'False Comfort' to Turn to People Who Share Your Culture, Values, Nationality (Embrace Islam)

    04/28/2016 9:29:24 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 42 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4-25-2016 | Susan Jones
    - "Yes, these are unsettling times," President Obama told Germans on Monday, as he lectured them on the need to "welcome and integrate people of all backgrounds and faiths and make them feel as one. And that includes Muslims," he said. "And when the future is uncertain, there seems to be an instinct in our human nature to withdraw to the perceived comfort and security of our own tribe, our own sect, our own nationality -- people who look like us, sound like us, but in today's world, more than any time in human history, that is a false comfort.
  • Protestors go crazy during The Triggering event at UMass

    04/28/2016 2:32:22 PM PDT · by Pelham · 42 replies
    You Tube ^ | 4/26/2016 | Campus Reform
    videoSocial Justice Warrior entertainment cruel commentary by neanderthal misogynists
  • Hillary's Speech To Help The Middle Class.Well?,Got Any Specifics Hillary?,Maybe Lower All Taxes?

    04/26/2016 6:28:38 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 3 replies
    Another dreadful, god awful speech from Hillary tonight, and probably with an audience of "Paid Cheerers". Who in their right state of mind would be cheering at everything Hillary spoke about tonight? Climate Change? Really? and her lies about Trump? But if she really wanted to help the middle class, wouldn't you think she would of proposed lowering taxes for everyone and small business owners? Can we vote this one as the worst Hillary speech this year?
  • Great Big Story app & website

    04/26/2016 5:44:13 PM PDT · by ctdonath2
    Great Big Story | 4/26/16 | Self with Great Big Story
    CNN's Great Big Story iPhone app and website relaunched today - check it out for fun & uplifting video stories 2-3 minutes long, about 3 released daily.
  • Man Admits To Blowing Up Mailbox With Pipe Bomb To Impress Girlfriend

    04/26/2016 3:06:22 PM PDT · by PROCON · 48 replies
    denver.cbslocal.com ^ | April 25, 2016
    ARVADA, Colo. (CBS4) – A man has been charged in connection with a Postal Service mailbox that was destroyed by a pipe bomb in Arvada last week. According to the arrest affidavit, John Henry Bowman, 45, admitted to blowing up a mailbox located in a parking lot on the 9500 block of Ralston Road with a pipe bomb.Arvada police said just before 2:30 a.m. on April 21 several people called about a suspicious noise. Police responded but were unable to determine what the calls were about because they came from several different areas.At 7 a.m. another person called police...
  • Confessed time-traveller pretty sure he'll win U.S. presidency

    04/26/2016 2:31:04 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 104 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | April 26, 2016 | Postmedia Network
    If Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton don't resonate with American voters, they always have Andrew Basiago -- a presidential candidate who is pretty sure he's going to become "either president or vice-president" between 2016 and 2028, according to information he's gathered time travelling. Cheekily calling his campaign "a time for truth," Basiago, 54, brags on his site that he "served bravely in the two secret U.S. defence projects in which time travel on Earth and voyages to Mars were first undertaken." Basiago -- who has made similar claims in the past -- also said he's helped several former presidents make...
  • Letter To The Editor NAILS The “Top 12 Reasons To Vote Democrat”

    04/26/2016 9:22:38 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    headlinepolitics.com ^ | April 26, 2016 | HPWriter
    It goes without saying that liberals aren’t the most ideologically consistent bunch out there. As a resident of New Jersey, it’s impossible to find a newspaper that isn’t in the tank for Democrats. Even the letters to the editor can be painful to read. Apparently that isn’t the case in the rest of the country! This man wrote a tongue in cheek letter to the editor explaining his top twelve reasons to vote Democrat, and he NAILS it.
  • Suspect Throws Meat at Texas Police in High Steaks Chase

    04/25/2016 8:51:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    UPI ^ | April 21, 2016 | Ben Hooper
    Police in Texas said a man accused of stealing steaks from Walmart led officers on a high-speed chase and struck a police car with meat tossed from his window. Authorities said the suspect stole an undisclosed number of steaks from the Walmart Neighborhood Market in Longview just after 11 a.m. Wednesday. The ensuing police chase reached speeds exceeding 100 mph and crossed two counties before the man was apprehended by Upshur County sheriff's deputies and East Mountain police. East Mountain police Sgt. Marc Nichols said the suspect attempted to get rid of some of the pilfered meats while fleeing police....
  • Even ABC News Laughs at Senator's Embarrassing Intro for Hillary

    04/25/2016 5:30:16 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 60 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 25, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    "She works hard for the money!" Got that? And if you don't, Senator Tom Carper of Delaware repeats it over and over again in reference to Hillary Clinton who he introducing at a rally. To make it even worse Carper, lacking all sense of self awareness, even tries to get the audience whom he condescendingly treats like simpletons to chant the same line. Carper's performance was so embarrassing that even ABC News had to laugh at him.
  • Cracker Jack replacing toys with digital codes insides boxes

    04/25/2016 2:35:16 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 70 replies
    WSLS 10News ^ | April 24, 201 | staff reporter
    ROANOKE (WSLS 10) – Lovers of Cracker Jack popcorn will soon be in for a surprise when they go looking for the buried toy prize inside the box. The brand is bringing its 125-year tradition of including a toy prize inside to an end, replacing the toy with stickers containing digital codes. Those codes will lead customers to baseball-inspired games that they can play on their phones. “The Cracker Jack Prize Inside has been as much a part of the nostalgia and love for the brand as the unforgettable combination of caramel-coated popcorn and peanuts,” said Haston Lewis, senior director...
  • Norwegian fighter jet mistakenly machine-guns control tower

    04/25/2016 12:40:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    <p>It is the second time in six years the tower has been fired on in error by F-16 jets – no one was injured either time.</p> <p>Two F-16s were taking part in a mock attack on the uninhabited island of Tarva off Norway’s west coast when one of them opened fire with its M61 Vulcan cannon, which is capable of firing up to 100 rounds a second.</p>
  • Hillary "Lost" $6,000,000,000 Of Taxpayer Money

    04/25/2016 8:54:10 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 38 replies
    Wonder | 4/25/2016 | blueunicorn6
    Hillary Clinton "lost" $6,000,000,000 (six billion dollars) of hard-earned American Taxpayer provided money while she served as The Secretary of State for The United States. We're not talking "lost" like when a ship sinks or an investment declines or your number didn't come up on the roulette wheel. We're talking "lost" like "Gosh, I don't know where that money went." Hillary is now begging us to give her the job of President of The United States. Why wouldn't she? She got away with "losing" $6,000,000,000 of hard-earned American Taxpayer money before. Think of how much money she could "lose" as...
  • Screaming woman hints at the true potential of virtual reality

    04/25/2016 7:51:22 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    rocketnews.com ^ | 04/25/2016 | Matthew Humphries
    Virtual reality is a piece of tech that although drastically updated and re-introduced to the masses in 2016, probably won’t take-off properly for another year or two. It faces a few issues that will take time to overcome, namely cost and experiences. Virtual reality at the level of Oculus Rift and HTC Vive is expensive, but that cost will come down as the kit gets cheaper to make and more people buy it. The lack of engaging experiences is simply down to the tech being so new and developers getting to grips with how best to use it. The video...
  • Earth’s “Magnetosphere” Collapsed in Space Today for Two+ Hours! Trouble Ahead for All of Us

    04/24/2016 2:15:16 PM PDT · by SubMareener · 156 replies
    BPEarthWatch ^ | Apr 24, 2016 | BPEarthWatch
    Earth’s “Magnetosphere” COLLAPSED in space TODAY for two+ hours! Trouble ahead for all of us A stunning and terrifying event has taken place in space surrounding our planet; for two hours today, earth’s “Magnetosphere” COLLAPSED around the entire planet! The magnetosphere is what protects earth from solar winds and some radiation. EARTH’S MAGNETOSPHERE Deep within the Earth, a fierce molten core is generating a magnetic field capable of defending our planet against devastating solar winds. The protective field, called the “magnetosphere” extends thousands of miles into space and its magnetism affects everything from global communication to animal migration and weather...
  • Hundreds protest "White Power" rally attended by a dozen (But Obama praises Blacklivesmatter)

    04/24/2016 4:27:24 AM PDT · by ghosthost
    WSB-TV Atlanta ^ | 4-24-2016 | Kimberly Richardson
    Activities will resume Sunday morning at Stone Mountain State Park one day after hundreds of protesters clashed with police. Eight counter-protesters had been arrested by late Saturday morning for refusing to take their masks off, authorities said. "Anytime there is a white supremacist that attempts to promote their horrible views there needs to be people out in opposition," protester Charlie Abrams said. At least one was seen spraying a Georgia State Patrol officer with pepper spray. "We're not anti-cop, we're not anti-white people or whatever the case may be. We're anti-racist white people," protester Mac McCoy said.
  • Norway Minister Ridiculed After Floating in Mediterranean to See What it's Like to be a Refugee

    04/23/2016 6:34:34 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 45 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 4-22-2016 | Chiara Palazzo
    Norway's minister of migration and integration has sparked outrage after floating in the Mediterranean Sea in an orange survival suit to experience being rescued from a refugee's "perspective." Sylvi Listhaug, a Progress Party member known for her hard-line stance on immigration, travelled to the Greek island of Lesbos to familiarise herself with the rescue work carried out by Norwegian vessel Peter Henry von Koss.
  • PDQ Bach: Grand Serenade for an Awful Lot of Winds and Percussion

    04/23/2016 2:11:00 AM PDT · by Fai Mao · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | PDQ Bach
    Funny Stuff https://youtu.be/cy9JaAMxSZU
  • Man arrested after alleged violence against police

    04/22/2016 8:45:11 PM PDT · by fella · 8 replies
    Madison County Record ^ | 20 April 2016 | Preston Tolliver
    A Springdale man faces multiple alcohol- and violence-related charges after allegedly kicking law officials and later using his shirt to flood his jail cell. According to a preliminary report obtained from the Huntsville Police Department, Jonathan David Perrodin, 33, faces charges of second degree battery on a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, DWI, refusal to submit to a chemical test, resisting arrest, driving without proof of insurance, speeding and drinking on a highway. According to the report, Perrodin was pulled over at approximately 1:22 a.m. Sunday after allegedly driving 35 miles per hour in a...
  • Kim Jong Un broadcasts 'Master Chef'-style cooking competition while North Korea starves

    04/22/2016 7:34:19 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 22, 2016
    Kim Jong Un broadcasts 'Master Chef'-style cooking competition while North Korea starves Published April 22, 2016 Cheese-chomping despot Kim Jong Un held a “Master Chef”-style competition to find North Korea’s top cooks as millions across the nation starve. The Emmental-obsessed dictator gave the show, which was broadcast on state TV, the green light despite an estimated two-thirds of the country’s 27 million people surviving on food rations. The Commie connoisseur developed a love of European cheeses and fine wines when he went to school in Switzerland. But the tubby tyrant was served decidedly different fare during the contest as competitors...
  • Transgender Restrooms and Fitting Rooms? 162,000 Sign 'Boycott Target Pledge' in 1 Day

    04/22/2016 12:31:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 74 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 22, 2016 | 10:43 AM EDT | Melanie Hunter
    A pro-family group has launched a boycott of Target after the retail store made it clear on Tuesday that its bathrooms and changing facilities can be used by anyone according to their gender identity. The American Family Association said that more than 162,000 citizens signed its #BoycottTarget pledge within 24 hours. “Corporate America must stop bullying people who disagree with the radical left agenda to remake society into their progressive image,” AFA President Tim Wildmon said in a statement. “#BoycottTarget has resonated with Americans.” …
  • Amazon Kindles Hacked? Users reporting hundreds of Kindle Fires getting all data wiped.

    04/22/2016 11:13:40 AM PDT · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 20 replies
    Self, Amazon user website | 22 April 2016 | RACookPE1978
    Many hundreds of Amazon Kindle Fire users are reporting their Kindle registration data and all account information stored on their Kiindle electronic readers have been wiped clean - the kindle has been returned back to zero-zero or original empty. No name, no account, no stored books, no stored videos or audio or music, not even a single piece of anything loaded on the device. On the Amazon feedback site, there is no solution. No one has reported losing power or physical harm (dropped the kindle, dipped it in water or a tub, lost power completely, nor did anything but "turned...
  • Gay Lawmaker: You May Be Denied Federal Programs for Aiding Religious Freedom

    04/21/2016 8:50:24 PM PDT · by massmike · 22 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 04/21/2016 | Dr Susan Berry
    An openly gay Missouri state representative told a Farm Bureau staff member that her support for a pro-marriage amendment to the state constitution could result in a loss of federal subsidies to her organization and to the state’s farmers. The pro-marriage amendment is intended to protect religious leaders and wedding vendors who support marriage — and who oppose single-sex marriage — from legal retaliation.
  • National High Five Day 2016

    04/21/2016 4:59:04 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 5 replies
    13newsnow ^ | April 21, 2016 | staff reporter
    Today is National High Five Day. The celebration began in 2002 at the University of Virginia. According to the project's website, a group of students set up shop on the main quad of the campus and gave out high-fives and lemonade.
  • Malaysian school hit by 'mass hysteria' still closed, but journalists hear screams...

    04/21/2016 4:01:35 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    The gates of a school in Malaysia's state of Kelantan, where students have been plauged by "mass hysteria", were closed to reporters on Sunday (April 17) - the day the school was set to reopen - but screams were heard coming from the classrooms. SMK Pengkalan Chepa 2 was shut down for three days last Thursday to allow bomohs, ustaz and Islamic traditional practitioners to rid the place of bad spirits. It does not seem to be working. ... The school administration has conducted a two-hour recital of Quranic verses and held prayers together with the students. It is learnt...
  • ‘Adorned Sheep’ as Gift to Graduate Wife

    04/21/2016 11:18:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, April 20, 2016
    Described as romantic husbandA Saudi husband, thinking of a creative gift for his wife on her graduation from university, bought a sheep and took it straight to the accessories shop. There, he had the sheep adorned with coloured stripes before taking it home as a surprise present for his wife. “This is very romantic,” commented a man on the picture of the sheep on Twitter, according to the Arabic language daily Sada. The paper did not say where in Saudi Arabia the couple lives.
  • This Website Uses Your First Name to See If You Vote Democrat or Republican

    04/21/2016 6:26:00 AM PDT · by al_c · 21 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 20, 2016 | Marie Solis
    What's in a name? In Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner's 2005 bestselling book Freakonomics, the duo explored how much names really account for. It turns out, though there are many confounding factors, first names can be an indicator of someone's socioeconomic status, aspirations and identity. Now, your name could reveal one more thing about you: Who you're voting for.
  • The #1 Risk To Earth

    04/21/2016 3:13:12 AM PDT · by fella · 34 replies
    YouTube ^ | 21 April 2016 | Suspicious Observers
    The #1 Risk To Earth
  • Oh, fer cryin’ out loud! Look what Slate’s blaming on ‘the patriarchy’ Now

    04/20/2016 6:45:07 PM PDT · by goodwithagun · 9 replies
    Twitchy ^ | April 20, 2016 | Sarah D.
    Screenshots at link.
  • NHL investigating possible homophobic slur by Blackhawks' Andrew Shaw

    04/20/2016 11:39:26 AM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies
    chicagotribune ^ | April 20, 2016 | Chris Kuc
    The NHL is investigating the possible use of a homophobic slur by Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw during Game 4 of the Western Conference quarterfinals Tuesday night at the United Center. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said in an e-mail to the Tribune on Wednesday, "yes we are looking into it, and no we can't comment on it until that process is complete." After being assessed an interference penalty late in the Blues’ 4-3 victory, Shaw was yelling at officials while seated in the penalty box and video of the incident appeared to show him using a homophobic slur.
  • Living In The Age Of ANYTHING GOES! (2016)

    04/20/2016 6:51:41 AM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | April 15, 2016
    We Are Living In The Age Of ANYTHING GOES! The UGLY TRUTH...NOT for the faint of heart...
  • This is your brain on LSD, Literally

    04/20/2016 6:19:51 AM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | April 13, 2016 | James Griffity
    (CNN)Scientists have for the first time visualized the effects of LSD on the human brain. Using brain scanning and other techniques, researchers at Imperial College London were able to show what happens when someone takes the popular (and illegal) psychedelic, scientific-name Lysergic acid diethylamide. The findings may indicate how the drug produces the complex visual hallucinations often associated with its use.
  • Billions Of Cicadas Are About To Rise From The Earth, Have Sex And Die

    04/19/2016 2:46:39 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 73 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | Apri 16, 2016 | Hilary Hanson
    Billions Of Cicadas Are About To Rise From The Earth, Have Sex And Die Here's what all the buzz is about. 04/16/2016 01:28 pm ET Hilary Hanson Viral News Editor, The Huffington Post Hope you like the sound of humming.That is, if you live in the Northeastern United States, anyway. Billions of cicadas are slated to rise up from the ground in parts of New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Ohio to mate next month, The Washington Post reports.They have been lying in wait since they began life in 1999. This summer, at age 17, they’ll finally...
  • Amazon’s ‘Transparent’ crew upset with gender-neutral bathrooms on set

    04/19/2016 7:19:17 AM PDT · by massmike · 34 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 04/19/2016 | MEERA JAGANNATHAN
    Crew members working on “Transparent” are reportedly upset with gender-neutral bathrooms on set — and too afraid to speak up. Toilets on the set of the critically acclaimed Amazon hit about a transgender woman’s journey are open to male, female and transgender occupants, reports TMZ, making some uncomfortable with the prospect of running into a different gender in the restroom. But fear of appearing intolerant on the Emmy-winning series celebrated for its inclusiveness has apparently kept disgruntled employees from complaining. The bathrooms contain at least two stalls and two urinals, photos obtained by the gossip site show. They have been...
  • Religious group sues San Francisco over open-air urinal

    04/18/2016 10:40:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 19, 2016 12:34 AM EDT
    A religious organization is suing the city San Francisco to remove an open-air urinal it calls unsanitary and indecent from a popular park. The Chinese Christian Union of San Francisco filed a civil complaint last week demanding the city remove the concrete circular urinal from the iconic Dolores Park. The group says the urinal, which is out in the open and screened only through plants for privacy, “emanates offensive odors,” “has no hand-washing facilities” and “it’s offensive to manners and morals.” …
  • the soothing sound of 14 pitched down crying babies...with SPEED METAL DRUMMING! [video]

    04/18/2016 10:18:37 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 68 replies
    Me, via YouTube (as Hopalong Ginsberg) ^ | 4/18/16 | Drunken Bear (original); Hopalong Ginsberg (drum track)
    Laz asked me to take this video and add a speed metal drum track to it. His request was granted.
  • [Vanity] 23 and Me Dot Com - Potential for Medical Spying, Govt. & Corp.

    04/16/2016 6:00:27 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 19 replies
    A search using Google ^ | 04/16/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    23 & Me dot com advertises for you to send in a genetic sample, and to receive specialized medical advice in return. What is the potential for government & corporate violation of your medical records privacy rights, potentially denying you employment, life insurance, medical services on the basis of "futility" owing to pre-existing conditions? Google query 23 and me medical spying.