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  • Pentagon to spend nearly $1b shielding War Games mountain from nuclear EMP attack(shortened)

    05/05/2015 11:14:27 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 6 replies
    Dailymail.com ^ | 5/4/15 | Kelly Mclaughlin
    The Pentagon has announced that it is spending approximately $700million to refurbish the Cheyenne Mountain Complex and make it less vulnerable to a massive electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack. This comes just weeks after it was announce announced that the complex, former home of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), will once again be home to the most advanced tracking and communications equipment in the U.S. military. An EMP attack consists of a deliberate burst of energy that could disrupt the electrical grid across the United States and block NORAD from defending the nation, events which the organization is looking for...
  • Reading to children at bedtime: ABC questions value of time-honoured practice (Australia)

    05/05/2015 11:00:34 AM PDT · by wtd · 43 replies
    Sydney Daily Telegraph ^ | May 5, 2015 12:00AM | Tim Blair
    Reading to children at bedtime: ABC questions value of time-honoured practiceTHE ABC has questioned whether parents should read to their children before bedtime, claiming it could give your kids an “unfair advantage” over less fortunate children. “Is having a loving family an unfair advantage?” asks a story on the ABC’s website. “Should parents snuggling up for one last story before lights out be even a little concerned about the advantage they might be conferring?” The story was followed by a broadcast on the ABC’s Radio National that also tackled the apparently divisive issue of bedtime reading. “Evidence shows that the...
  • East to West Wussification

    05/05/2015 9:52:10 AM PDT · by Auslander154 · 4 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | May 5, 2015 | Soo Kim
    Sign me up for a crying room if we get Obama-redux in 2016. Japan is already bracing for Progressive Doomsday. Sure we got campus Safe Zones but nothing like the comfy cozy niches that Japan offers the weak-kneed, faint of heart, reality-averse denizens of the new millennium. I might even need a cuddle cafe to calm my nerves. There are even exciting extra cost optionals allowing you to lock eyes with and hair-stroke your lady cuddlemate. Or I can wander into the Owl Cafe where I can be soothed by fluttering birds or go to Maidreamin where pretty girls dressed...
  • Nikola Labs Launches iPhone 6 Case Which Harvests Electricity From The Air

    05/05/2015 9:22:50 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 15 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | May 5, 2015 | by Mike Butcher
    Pull Battery Power Out of Thin Air with Nikola Labs Nikola Tesla pioneered the transmission of electricity over wires. Heinrich Hertz proved it could be transmitted wirelessly. But we still use 19th centre technology to power 21st century devices. Nikola Labs — which pitched today on stage after being selected by TechCrunch editorial team and the audience as the Wild Card choice from Startup Alley — launched a device that converts radio frequencies into DC power, and, they claim, can therefore power devices. Today they launched their first product using the technology: a case for an iPhone 6. It converts...
  • Roman mosaics are almost unrecognizable after botched restoration work

    05/05/2015 8:45:29 AM PDT · by don-o · 13 replies
    mashable ^ | May 5, 2015
    Some mangled mosaics have been causing controversy in Turkey's southern city of Antakya. At least ten of the precious artifacts, which were badly damaged during restoration works, are now "caricatures of their former selves," according to mosaic craftsman Mehmet Daşkapan, Hurriyet Daily News reports. The pieces, which were to be displayed at the Hatay Archaeology Museum and include famous panels depicting the sacrifice of Isaac and a mosaic of Narcissus, are thought to be beyond repair. “Valuable pieces from the Roman period have been ruined," Daşkapan said. "Some are in an especially poor condition and have lost their originality and...
  • Australian Man Jailed for Beating 9 Puppies to Death in a Meth-Induced Frenzy

    05/04/2015 11:41:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Time ^ | May 4, 2015 | Sabrina Toppa
    The court was told that the culprit had not slept for three days A 25-year-old Australian man, Nathan Thompson — who brutally bludgeoned to death nine puppies in March while high on meth — has been sentenced to 18 months in jail by a court in the eastern state of New South Wales. Thompson will serve at least a year of his sentence, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reports. He is also banned for life from owning animals.
  • SurveyMonkey CEO died of head trauma in exercise accident

    05/04/2015 4:26:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    Goldberg died of severe head trauma in an accident while exercising at a resort in the Mexican town of Punta Mita, a Mexican state official said Monday. He was found lying next to a treadmill Friday at the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, near Puerto Vallarta. ... Goldberg left his room at about 4 p.m. to exercise, and family members went to look for him after he didn't return, the Mexican official said. He was found at about 6:30 p.m. in one of the resort's gymnasiums lying by a treadmill in a pool of blood, with a blow to the...
  • Libyan Beheaded in Benghazi for Witchcraft: Report

    05/04/2015 4:04:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Public Storage ^ | 4 May 2015
    IS is claiming to have beheaded a man they accused of witchcraft. The unnamed victim, whom Jihadist web sites said was a Libyan, was reportedly murdered in Benghazi. It is not clear when or precisely where the crime took place. Pictures were posted showing the moment of execution with the man placing his head on the block while his killed raises a sword. There were also photographs of what were claimed to be magic talismans and symbols supposedly found in the man’s possession.
  • To boldly brew: Italian astronaut makes first espresso in space

    05/04/2015 1:05:46 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti fired up the first espresso machine in space over the weekend. She posted a selfie on Twitter from the International Space Station on Sunday, sipping from a cup designed for use in zero-gravity. ... Cristoforetti, who returns to Earth next week after a six-month mission, almost did not get any space coffee. The experimental espresso maker, nicknamed ISSpresso after the space station’s initials, was scheduled to arrive in January but did not get to orbit until April because of a shipment backlog. Lavazza, the Italian coffee manufacturer, and the engineering firm Argotec, which teamed up on the...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary May 2, 2015

    05/02/2015 1:50:29 PM PDT · by Excellence · 10 replies
    WeatherBELL Analytics ^ | May 2, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Another "Garden of Eden" summer for Texas and the plains states.
  • Disgraced US Congressman Aaron Schock Has Disappeared

    05/01/2015 1:35:47 PM PDT · by drewh · 19 replies
    News au.com ^ | May 01, 2015 5:58PM
    Just weeks ago, the 33-year-old with model good looks was an Instagram star, posting endless photographs of himself — some of them shirtless — jetsetting around the world, hobnobbing with celebs, training with troops and surfing and sunbaking in exotic locations. Now, he is the subject of a federal investigation and the target of a multi-million dollar class action. The pictures have also been used to fuel rumours that Schock is gay — an issue only because of his staunchly Republican views and the fact that he campaigned against marriage equality. On April 15, lawyer Daniel Kurowski filed a lawsuit...
  • Hose slashing suspect charged in Baltimore

    05/02/2015 2:10:54 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 52 replies
    Starter911.com ^ | May 1, 2015 | Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal
    Deputy State Fire Marshals have charged Greg Bailey (22) after determining he was the suspect responsible for intentionally damaging a charged water supply fire hose during active fire suppression operations at the CVS store location at 2509 Pennsylvania Avenue on Monday, April 27, 2015. The action of puncturing the hose line caused an immediate drop in water pressure and endangered the lives of fire service personnel at the scene who were forced to withdraw and immediately reestablish a secondary water supply source.
  • Here's what the Pillars of Creation look like in three dimensions

    05/01/2015 4:09:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    CNet ^ | 5/1/15 | NASA, ESA/Hubble and the Hubble Heritage Team
    Researchers have been able to map how the Eagle Nebula's Pillars of Creation are distributed in three-dimensional space for the first time, using new data from the Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer instrument on the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope in Chile. Given the tremendous size of this section of the Eagle Nebula and its distance from Earth (around 7,000 light-years), researchers previously thought we were unlikely to ever see the shape of it in anything other than two flat dimensions, as in Hubble's famous photograph.
  • Down and out in Beverly Hills: V Stiviano forced to swap Ferrari for battered Hyundai [tr]

    05/01/2015 7:01:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 30, 2015 | David McCormack
    A downcast looking V. Stiviano has been pictured moving her belongings out of the $1.8 million Spanish-style duplex that a LA judge ordered to hand back to Donald and Shelly Sterling earlier this month. Sterling's alleged former mistress has suffered a dramatic fall from grace in recent weeks losing not just the expensive condo, but a total of $2.6 million in sugar daddy gifts. Stiviano, 32, looked less than happy on Thursday as she helped several heavily-tattooed young men put her possessions in a converted mailing truck that had graffiti all over it.
  • VIDEO: Georgetown students take pledge to end 'urinal privilege'

    04/30/2015 5:50:54 PM PDT · by massmike · 63 replies
    campusreform.org ^ | 04/30/2015 | Gabriella Morrongiello
    The two latest trends sweeping colleges and universities across the U.S. are a demand for gender-neutral bathrooms and peer-to-peer shaming of "privileged" students. At California Polytechnic University, students recently held a “s*it-in” to demand that administrators add more “all gender” restrooms to the 17 existing locations on Cal Poly’s campus. Despite an impending budget crisis, the University of North Texas allocated $100,000 last fall to renovate old restrooms and make them gender-neutral. “This is a situation where I thought we could be proactive and make this change… You could say it’s an all-human restroom,” Shane McCreery, Illinois State University’s Ethics...
  • Red Wings fan Lena Sinishtaj accused of serious arson offence during Game 7 at Amalie Arena

    04/30/2015 11:37:52 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 18 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | April 30, 2015 | Postmedia Network
    Weird things happen in Florida. But this bizarre incident at Amalie Arena can't be blamed on local residents. As the Tampa Bay Lightning hosted the Detroit Red Wings Wednesday night for a chance to advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals, the Game 7 crowd passed a massive Lightning flag around the arena. That's when a Detroit-area woman – no doubt a Wings fan – allegedly held up a lighter in an attempt to set fire to the big banner as it passed over close to 200 people. She caused a small burn on the flag, but didn't manage to set...
  • Obama reveals post-presidency plans: Back to being a community organizer (Do it now)

    04/30/2015 10:12:49 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 30, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama told a group of middle-school students Thursday that he’ll likely go back to his work as a community organizer after leaving the White House. “That’s the kind of work that I really love to do,” Mr. Obama said during a visit to the Anacostia Neighborhood Library in Washington. “I’ll still be a pretty young man” after leaving the White House, he added, and will go back to helping people, bringing business into communities that need it. Mr. Obama will be 55 years old when he leaves office in January 2017.
  • Man shot himself in the foot to see what it felt like

    04/29/2015 11:07:43 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 87 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 29 Apr 2015 | Matt Payton
    There is a concrete reason why ‘shooting yourself in the foot’ is an idiom as this man found out.Police have not revealed the 35-year-old’s name who was admitted to hospital last weekend in the Spanish town of Elda near Alicante.However, it currently appears that he shot himself in the foot with a handgun to find out what it would feel like.MORE: Police smell cannabis through letter box, then find this in the looAuthorities have not yet found the firearm which they believe he threw out of his car window on the way to hospital, according to i100.Investigators have not ruled out sending...
  • Brooklyn Woman Steals $10K Worth of Mini Alcohol Bottles from American Airlines Jets

    04/29/2015 4:19:28 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 29th April, 2015 | Melita Kiely
    Woman steals $10k worth of mini alcohol bottles • An aeroplane cleaner working at JFK Airport has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than 1,400 miniature bottles of booze worth US$10,000. Juanette Cullum, 48, of Brooklyn, allegedly stole the alcohol over a three-year period from American Airlines planes in Terminal 8, reports the New York Post. Police were alerted to the thefts by an airport security guard, and uncovered 1,429 miniatures bottles hidden in a wardrobe at Cullum’s home. On average, the 50ml bottles have an RRP of US$7 each on flights. But while the loot is estimated to worth...
  • Man Gets $58,000 Speeding Ticket For Going 14 mph Above Limit

    04/29/2015 5:50:54 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 12 replies
    Forbes ^ | 4-28-15 | Robert W. Wood
    In most countries, taxes are progressive, so the more you make, the higher your taxes. In contrast, most parking and speeding tickets are about what you did, not about how much you earn. But in Finland, you might pay for speeding based on the size of your fortune. That is what happened to Mr. Reima Kuisla, a Finnish businessman who was fined 54,024 euros (about $58,000) for speeding. He wasn’t even going terribly fast, although his clocked 64 miles per hour did exceed the posted 50 mph limit. The whole idea of a progressive fine based on one’s income may...
  • Will It Blend? - Apple Watch

    04/28/2015 9:57:04 PM PDT · by dayglored · 13 replies
    YouTube, BlendTec ^ | Apr 27, 2015 | BlendTec
    BlendTec's Tom Dickson and his blender of doom take on the new Apple Watch -- with Siri.
  • Nick Wallenda to walk 400 foot Orlando Eye tomorrow am

    04/28/2015 8:03:33 PM PDT · by DanielRedfoot · 21 replies
    Amature poster here, hadent seen this posted. ( sorry if I missed it) Nick wallenda will walk the 400' wheel We'd the 29th AM, to be live on today show. No pole, no net and will have to duck under structure along the way. Good Christian guy, prays the entire way. Prayers
  • Creating the Windows 95 Startup Sound ("The Microsoft Sound" by Brian Eno)

    04/28/2015 7:17:34 PM PDT · by dayglored · 52 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | May 30, 2013 | Chris Higgins
    When Windows 95 was being developed, Microsoft executives commissioned music legend Brian Eno to develop a "piece of music" to play when the operating system started up. This music would become known as "The Windows Sound." Eno is probably most renowned* for his ambient music -- long tracks with deep sound beds and drifting melodies. But this track had to be a little shorter. Eno related the story: The thing from the agency said, "We want a piece of music that is inspiring, universal, blah-blah, da-da-da, optimistic, futuristic, sentimental, emotional," this whole list of adjectives, and then at the bottom...
  • Once Again,Juan Williams Being Rude To Other Four Hosts On The Five.He Just Keeps Interrupting Them.

    04/28/2015 2:49:19 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 26 replies
    For those of you watching "The Five" as we speak, you can't help but observe how Juan just wont shut up and talking over each host as they take their turns making their arguments over the Baltimore Riots. From the very start of tonights edition, it seem like Juan just wouldn't shut up. As soon as a host makes his/hers rebuttal, 3/4/5 seconds later Juan tries to form an opinion or cut them off. And no one else on the panel does this. It's a mystery why FOX News wont take him off the show. Now we are really missing...
  • Niagara police pull over van missing doors, windows, plates

    04/28/2015 2:48:55 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 18 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | April 28, 2015 | ST. CATHARINES STANDARD
    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. -- In retrospect, the van probably stood out from the usual bustle of traffic the police officer was watching. Late Monday morning an officer was monitoring traffic crossing the Homer Bridge at Queenston St. in St. Catharines, when the officer's "attention was drawn" to a 2000 Dodge Caravan that was in need of some repair, according to a Niagara Regional Police press release. The van in question was missing doors and windows, had "numerous items sticking out the sides," and had a wooden stool tied to the roof. On the tailgate was a sign that read "slow...
  • What ABC Left Out of the Bruce Jenner Special

    04/28/2015 12:51:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 04/28/2015 | by John Ziegler |
    Conservatives have rightly reacted with amusement to various elements of the modestly titled blockbuster ABC special, “Bruce Jenner, The Interview.” After all, Diane Sawyer was literally more shocked that Jenner came “out” as a conservative, than she was that he came out as a woman. Also, much of the highly-rated two-hour special felt much like an exercise in pushing the public to embrace, or even celebrate, something that many believe to be an acquired mental disorder. Understandably, conservatives get very nervous when a liberal media monolith determines that only one opinion on a subject (theirs) is valid and all variance...
  • "You Suffer" - a cover tune, performed by Yours Truly [vanity]

    04/28/2015 10:04:36 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 24 replies
    Me, via YouTube (as Hopalong Ginsberg) ^ | 4/28/15 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    I rarely record cover tunes, but this one is worthy of special attention. In 1989, the British band Napalm Death released their magnum opus "You Suffer". While attaining a cult following, this sorely underrated work never achieved the mainstream recognition it so richly deserved. Today, by doing this cover version, I hope to start changing that. No thanks are necessary; my reward is to see justice done. For a free MP3 download of my version of "You Suffer," click here. If you wish to hear the original, you may do so here. "You Suffer" by Justin Broadrick & Nicholas Bullen....
  • These Women Met a Mormon Man Who They Thought Was the ‘Perfect Guy’ (Dr. Phil Video)

    04/27/2015 12:23:40 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 30 replies
    TheBlaze.com ^ | Apr. 27, 2015 | Billy Hallowell
    Seven women each thought that they were texting and interacting with the man of their dreams, ... but they soon discovered that the guy they were all building a relationship with was actually a gay woman from Texas. The victims of the elaborate “catfish” — the term used to describe a situation in which a person poses as someone else — decided to sit down together to confront Kayla, the woman with whom they had corresponded, in an uncomfortable appearance on “Dr. Phil.” The women were given the chance to question the 24 year old who had tricked them into...
  • Petaluma Burglar Eats Tater Tots, Falls Asleep on the Couch

    04/26/2015 4:01:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Apr 26, 2015 | Kale Williams
    A Placerville man was arrested in Petaluma Thursday afternoon after he broke into a house, had himself a snack of tater tots and set down on a sofa to take a nap, only to be discovered by the startled resident, police said. Around 2 p.m., the homeowner was minding her own business in an upstairs bedroom on the 1600 block of Caulfield Lane. For one reason or another, she decided to venture to the first floor, where she found a man — later identified as 44-year-old James Adams — peacefully snoozing on the sofa.
  • Tiny robots climb walls carrying more than 100 times their weight

    04/26/2015 8:38:14 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    newscientist.com ^ | Aviva Rutkin
    The super-strong bots – built by mechanical engineers at Stanford University in California – will be presented next month at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Seattle, Washington. The secret is in the adhesives on the robots' feet. Their design is inspired by geckos, which have climbing skills that are legendary in the animal kingdom. The adhesives are covered in minute rubber spikes that grip firmly onto the wall as the robot climbs. When pressure is applied, the spikes bend, increasing their surface area and thus their stickiness. When the robot picks its foot back up, the spikes...
  • Canadian town finally admits ‘Land of Rape and Honey’ is not a good slogan

    04/25/2015 11:36:42 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 52 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 22 Apr 2015 | Oliver Wheaton
    Many towns have questionable names, as the people of Twatt, in Scotland can attest, however surely town slogans are easier to change than town names? This may be why the people from Tisdale, in Saskatchewan, Canada, are finally admitting the fact that their town slogan, ‘The Land of Rape and Honey’, needs updating.Rather than sexual assault, the slogan cites the harvesting of rapeseed which was a large part of the town’s economy many years ago.However, after witnessing hundreds of giggling travellers stopping by the town’s signs to take humorous pictures, Tisdale’s Economic Development Office have created an online survey asking residents if...
  • Another coyote caught in Manhattan as police track down critter in Battery Park City: officials

    04/25/2015 11:26:03 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 47 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | April 25, 2015 | CAITLIN NOLAN
    Police caught another not-so-wily coyote Saturday morning in lower Manhattan after a nearly hour-long pursuit, officials said. The critter was first spotted around 7:30 a.m. in Battery Park City, police said. Cops quickly responded, chasing after the fast-moving critter on foot and in police cruisers, authorities said. The coyote was eventually cornered near a cafe at North Cove Marina about an hour after being first spotted, cops said. Police shot the animal with tranquilizer darts, placed it in a cage and brought it to Animal Care & Control’s East Harlem facility. It is unclear if the coyote captured Saturday was...
  • Mattel Dumps "SeaWorld Trainer Barbie" Amid Animal Rights Backlash

    04/25/2015 10:42:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Saturday, Apr 25, 2015
    “SeaWorld Trainer Barbie” is going to need to freshen up her resume. A Mattel spokesperson has confirmed that the company has ceased production of the doll and the rest of its SeaWorld-related merchandise. "We're not making the doll anymore," Alex Clark told NBC News. "Consumers may find it on retail shelves but we are not shipping and not producing the doll." Clark didn’t name a specific motivation behind the move. "A number of factors go into a decision like that," he said. "Their licensing deal expired and we've elected not to renew it." However, Mattel’s decision follows a growing backlash...
  • DOT requirements for a construction truck and trailer.

    04/25/2015 9:05:17 PM PDT · by enduserindy · 11 replies
    www.freerepublic.com ^ | 4/25/2015 | self
    I have a growing construction business and am thinking about using an extended cab long bed truck with a 14' enclosed trailer for tools. I currently use a Chevy Express van. I wanted the truck so I could haul material or debris while leaving the trailer onsite. The combined weight of the truck and trailer will be over the 10,001 lbs limit and require DOT numbers. I know about inspection requirements but what about fees and insurance requirements? I have commercial vehicle insurance but I will have to up my weight for policy ratings. Is it worth it to have...
  • Random Observations

    04/25/2015 12:45:57 PM PDT · by walford · 11 replies
    Facebook ^ | 04/25/2015 | walford
    The talent of the musical act is in inverse proportion to the volume at which its fans typically prefer to play their "product" on their car stereos. The more expensive the car stereo and rims, the worse the upkeep and mechanical condition of the vehicle. [Learned this the hard way after buying a car with "rimz" on it. Never do that. Only buy a car that is full stock.] On a heterosexual male, the more intricate the styling of the head and/or facial hair -- and the more evidence that he regularly spends a lot of time on same --...
  • Straight Vegas teen asks gay best friend to prom — PHOTO

    04/25/2015 10:30:51 AM PDT · by redreno · 44 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | April 24, 2015 - 12:56pm | By ASHLEY CASPER
    A 17-year-old gay student from Las Vegas’ Desert Oasis High School was completely caught off guard when his straight best friend asked him to prom. Anthony Martinez posted the promposal on Twitter with a giant sign that read: “You’re hella gay, I’m hella str8. But you’re like my brother. So be my d8?” Jacob Lescenski came up with the plan after Martinez, who often plans school dances with his student council, said he’s never asked to go, New Now Next reports.
  • Parents anger after children as young as THREE told to sign contract promis'g not to use transphobic

    04/24/2015 8:10:45 PM PDT · by massmike · 63 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 04/24/2015 | ELEANOR HARDING
    Children as young as three are being asked to sign a contract pledging not to use transphobic language at school. The pledge is contained in a ‘home-school agreement’ which all children must sign before they start at Turnham Primary School in September. The infants must also promise to refrain from using homophobic and racist phrases and to be tolerant of people with different sexual orientations and lifestyles. Each child must print their name and provide a signature to confirm that they understand their ‘responsibilities’ while attending the school. It is understood that teachers at the South-East London school introduced the...
  • Polls Giving Hillary A Lead Over Anyone?,They Can't Be Serious.What States Were They Surveying?

    04/24/2015 6:41:54 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 26 replies
    So what is with these polls saying that Hillary is ahead of any of the leading GOP candidates? Who are they polling? People living near the beaches of Los Angeles who have never had a job? At this point, pollsters should just take polls in the six or seven purple states that the GOP needs to flip. That leaves about 51 states that don't matter at this point!
  • Tulane scientists say tiny 'pocket shark' reveals secrets in depths of Gulf of Mexico

    04/24/2015 6:12:53 PM PDT · by BBell · 27 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 4/24/15 | Benjamin Alexander-Bloch
    A rare, tiny "pocket shark" found about 190 miles off the Louisiana coast is only the second of its kind ever discovered, according to Tulane University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists. The fish was caught five years ago during a Gulf of Mexico research expedition, frozen and then sent to Tulane researchers in 2013. They ultimately identified the species and compiled a study that was published this week in Zootaxa, the international journal of taxonomy. The 5 ˝-inch male juvenile is unique because of the twin pockets next to its front fins. Those pockets are believed to...
  • "Demonicide" - a Thrash Metal song, by Yours Truly [Vanity]

    04/24/2015 5:09:07 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 45 replies
    Me, via YouTube (as Hopalong Ginsberg) ^ | 4/24/15 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    Welcome to my song "Demonicide." This is my first attempt at thrash metal, and while I know that the lyrics are supposed to be shocking, I fear that these lyrics may shock even the most hardened fan. You've been warned.A few notes about the song: 1. I write and record my music under the pen name Hopalong Ginsberg. If youse has ta ask why, youse ain't never gonna unnerstan'. 2. A free MP3 of the song may be downloaded here or here. If you click here I cannot be held responsible. 3.
  • Best Thing About "Hillary-Gate".Can't Tie It To The Bush's This Time.Gosh Darn It!!.

    04/24/2015 4:07:35 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 9 replies
    Nope, Sorry Far-Left Loonies and "Staunch Hillary Supporters". Not this time, but odds are they will find a link between the Bush's, Russia,and President Putin on the Uranium Deal. Can't use the classic,"This All Started Under The Bush Administration" and new excuse,"Well Jeb Has Ties To Russia or Putin Too". Maybe the far left may even bring Romney into the mix. But never the less, finally we have a Democrat Scandal the left can't blame on Bush! Awe, Shucks!
  • Search for someone who has archived Space X Parody

    04/23/2015 6:22:25 PM PDT · by mojo114 · 17 replies
    Anyone archive Space X Parody? Grandson's favorite and can no longer find it on the internet. If anyone has it archived would you send me link please.
  • 1978 Flashback: Bruce Jenner, Wheaties, and the ‘Breakfast of Champions’ [Romans 1]

    04/23/2015 3:55:37 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 35 replies
    Yahoo Food ^ | 4/23/2015 | Cassie Carothers
    With America fixated on all things Bruce Jenner and the anticipation around his Diane Sawyer interview Friday night on ABC, it seemed an interesting moment to revisit another time when he captured this country’s attention. In 1978, Jenner snagged one of the sports world’s biggest honors: appearing on the Wheaties cereal box. While this might not sound impressive in today’s era of multi-million dollar endorsement deals, back then it was one of the ultimate prizes for a top athlete. A lot of people know Jenner today from his relationship to the Kardashian clan. But decades ago, he became a national...
  • WHAT THE HELL IS A BRONY? PLAYBOY INVESTIGATES

    04/23/2015 3:35:00 PM PDT · by CtBigPat · 63 replies
    Playboy ^ | APRIL 21, 2015 | Zaron Burnett III
    Bronies can be summed up in one sentence: they’re grown-ass men who love a little girl’s cartoon show about the adventures of a group of magical ponies. It’s Easter weekend, and I’m in an airport hotel in San Francisco attending the second annual Bay Area Brony Spectacular Convention, aka BABSCON. I have absolutely no idea what to expect. I just really want to see this scene for myself. I gotta know: What the hell have Bronies found in My Little Pony that the rest of us dudes missed?
  • Embryonic Twin Discovered in Woman's Brain During Surgery in LA

    04/23/2015 9:35:58 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 35 replies
    KNBC Channel 4 Los Angeles ^ | April 23, 2015 | John Cádiz Klemack
    An Indiana woman undergoing surgery in Los Angeles to remove a tumor experienced a twist worthy of a sci-fi plot when doctors discovered an embryonic twin in her brain. Yamini Karanam, 26, was unaware of what was happening in her head until she underwent a procedure designed to reach deep into the brain to extract the tumor. After waking up from the surgery, Karanam was surprised to learn of the "teratoma" -- her embryonic twin, a rarity in modern medicine, complete with bone, hair and teeth.
  • Poop Equality: Students Hold "[snip]-In" at Public California University

    04/23/2015 6:17:12 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Apr 2015 | ADELLE NAZARIAN
    <p>The Queer Student Union at California Polytechnic University recently orchestrated a three-day “shit-in” at which students preached “Gender Diversity” and encouraged students to use solely gender-neutral bathrooms on campus.</p> <p>“Put yourself in the shoes of a trans*/gender non-conforming student and take the pledge to use only all gender bathrooms,” a post from the organization’s Facebook page read.</p>
  • Mrs. Obama Can't Recall If She's Been Married '20-Something Years,' ....[snip]

    04/23/2015 2:13:15 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 46 replies
    MCTV ^ | April 22,2015 | Craig Bannister
    Uncut title: "Mrs. Obama Can't Recall If She's Been Married '20-Something Years,' 'Over a Decade,' or 'A While'" First Lady Michelle Obama couldn’t remember how long she’s been married to the President of the United States at a “Q&A With Children at Take-Our-Daughters-And-Sons-To-Work Day” event at the White House today – vacillating from “twenty-something years” to “over a decade” – before settling on, simply, “a while.” QUESTION: “How long have you been with Barack Obama?” MRS. OBAMA: “Have we been married? Twenty-something years. (Laughter.) Wait, somebody. You guys know the date. When was it? It’s been over a decade. It’s...
  • Babes behind bars: Most attractive mug shots

    04/22/2015 8:36:43 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 48 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 4-20-15 | NY Daily News
    She may look like a model but Bridget Garcia is anything BUT a model parent! The Florida mother was arrested on April 20, 2015 after she sent her son flying when she slammed on her breaks while he was riding on the hood, police said. The 32-year-old woman of Port St. Lucie faces a child abuse charge for injuring her 13-year-old son, who hopped on the hood of the car to stop his family from leaving him home alone after he was grounded. As Garcia stopped, her son fell off injuring his hip, right knee, and foot.
  • Super Dave grounded due to noise complaints

    04/22/2015 4:13:19 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 40 replies
    Chilliwack Progress ^ | April 22, 2015 | Jennifer Feinberg
    The roar of Super Dave Mathieson's aerobatic aircraft has been grounded over noise complaints. The full-time air show pilot, who made Chilliwack his home base a few years ago, received notification from Transport Canada earlier this month that he could no longer perform the aerobatics under 2000 feet at Chilliwack Airport, citing proximity to "noise sensitive or livestock" areas.
  • The Woman Who Ate Chernobyl's Apples

    04/22/2015 7:10:13 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 135 replies
    atlasobscura.com ^ | Dan Nosowitz
    For the past couple of years, a young woman known only as “Bionerd23” has been making strange, dangerous videos in and around one of the most infamous nuclear zones on Earth—the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Nothing is too radioactive or risky for her. She has shown herself getting injected with the radionuclide technetium, eating radioactive apples from a tree in Chernobyl, being chased by a possibly rabid fox, and picking up fragments of the nuclear plant’s reactor fuel with her bare hands. When a freakishly large catfish appears on camera, she calmly explains that it’s probably not a mutant—“They are just...