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  • From Ice Storm Cara To Winter Storm Delphi.Time For More Global Warming Explanations.

    11/29/2015 6:35:49 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 21 replies
    And for those of you conservatives who live in the states being battered by ice and snow storms this and onto next week, you can't help but laugh at Obama,Kerry and Gore. And where are they this week as many states are getting an early winter storm? Well Obama is in Paris to probably avoid the press. God forbid the President and/or "Genius John Kerry" get asked about how Global Warming is causing this unprecedented November Blizzard Weather !!
  • Suspected burglar stuck in Huron home’s chimney dies after residents light fire

    11/29/2015 1:55:29 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 110 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | November 28, 2015 | Rory Appleton
    A man who apparently got stuck in the chimney of a Huron home during a botched burglary attempt died Saturday after the homeowners lit a fire in the fireplace, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office said.
  • Mystery ghost fleet washes up in Japan: Eleven ships containing 20 dead sailors...

    11/29/2015 9:04:19 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 27 November 2015 | Imogen Calderwood
    A fleet of 11 ghost ships containing the rotting remains of sailors has washed up on the Japanese coastline, sparking an investigation in the country. The mysterious ships have given rise to numerous conspiracy theories in the country, as authorities battle to discover the identities of the bodies. Rescuers told Japanese broadcaster NHK that the bodies of at least 20 sailors were ‘badly decomposed’ and ‘skeleton-like’. ... It has been impossible to identify the bodies and authorities have no idea where they might have come from. The only clues as to where the boats may have come from are a...
  • How a history of eating human brains protected this tribe from brain disease

    11/28/2015 5:22:13 PM PST · by wgmalabama · 33 replies
    Washington post ^ | June 11 2015 | Sarah kaplin
    The sickness spread at funerals. The Fore people, a once-isolated tribe in eastern Papua New Guinea, had a long-standing tradition of mortuary feasts — eating the dead from their own community at funerals. Men consumed the flesh of their deceased relatives, while women and children ate the brain. It was an expression of respect for the lost loved ones, but the practice wreaked havoc on the communities they left behind. That’s because a deadly molecule that lives in brains was spreading to the women who ate them, causing a horrible degenerative illness called “kuru” that at one point killed 2...
  • "Turkey Of The Year"?,There Can Only Be One Nominee,Is It Beyond Obvious?

    11/28/2015 5:18:21 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 15 replies
    The Friday edition of "The Five" were having their "Turkey Of The Year" nominees.If anyone watched it, you had to have wondered why none of the five hosts nominated Hillary Clinton. What makes anyone a Turkey? Let's see, someone who continues to make a turkey/jackass of him/herself every time they speak and "Attempt To Tell The Truth"? Who else but Hillary Clinton should win the award for "Turkey Of The Year". Maybe no one on "The Five" wanted to be honest in fear of their lives if they all agreed it was Hillary?
  • Giant 7-Foot to 8-Foot Skeletons Uncovered in Ecuador Sent for Scientific Testing

    11/28/2015 7:30:28 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 56 replies
    theepochtimes.com ^ | Liz Leafloor
    Strikingly tall skeletons uncovered in the Ecuador and Peru Amazon region are undergoing examination in Germany, according to a research team headed by British anthropologist Russell Dement. Will these remains prove that a race of tall people existed hundreds of years ago deep in the Amazonian rainforest? Since 2013, the team has reported finding half a dozen human skeletons dating to the early 1400s and the mid-1500s that measure between 7 feet and 8 feet (213 to 243 centimeters) in height. ... In late 2013, Dement received word that a skeleton had been uncovered by a Shuar local, approximately 70...
  • Terrified neighbours call police to 'domestic dispute' - but find man alone screaming at SPIDER

    11/28/2015 1:54:46 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 240 replies
    Mirror [UK] ^ | 26 Nov 2015 | Ruth Halkon
    Terrified neighbours phoned the police after hearing a woman screaming hysterically and a man yelling: “I’m going to kill you”. But when officers arrived at the address they discovered the flat's sole occupant had been trying to catch a SPIDER . The shamefaced man admitted he had been shouting death threats at the arachnid and had been the person behind the high pitched screaming. According to New South Wales police in Australia, they received multiple calls about the sound of crashing furniture and a man screaming: “I’m going to kill you, you're dead! Die Die!!”.
  • Hackers Replace ISIS Site With Viagra Ad and Message: ‘Too Much ISIS’

    11/27/2015 3:19:50 AM PST · by Daffynition · 21 replies
    New York Mag ^ | Nov 26,2015 | Jay Hathaway
    Loosely organized hacker collective Anonymous “declared total war” on ISIS last week but has thus far failed to make much of a dent in the terrorist group’s considerable social media presence. Another group of hackers has been more successful, though, and now a former ISIS propaganda site is just a Viagra ad and a request to chill out with this whole jihadist thing. “Too much ISIS,” the page concludes.
  • Turkey Drop: A Thanksgiving Tradition Since 1978 (WKRP Classic)

    11/26/2015 10:34:12 AM PST · by mojito · 16 replies
    American Digest ^ | 10/30/1978 | Les Nessman
    "It's a helicopter, and it's coming this way. It's flying something behind it, I can't quite make it out, it's a large banner and it says, uh - Happy... Thaaaaanksss... giving! ... From ... W ... K ... R... P!! No parachutes yet. Can't be skydivers... I can't tell just yet what they are, but - Oh my God, Johnny, they're turkeys!! Johnny, can you get this? Oh, they're plunging to the earth right in front of our eyes! One just went through the windshield of a parked car! Oh, the humanity! The turkeys are hitting the ground like sacks...
  • ("BRAAIINZ!") Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Human Brains from Medical Museum

    11/26/2015 10:13:42 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 26, 2015 | Ruters
    Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Human Brains from Medical Museum A 23-year-old Indiana man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to breaking into a medical museum and stealing preserved human brains and other tissue that he then sold online, authorities said. David Charles, of Indianapolis, pleaded guilty to six charges including receiving stolen property, and burglary in a Marion County court where Magistrate Amy Barbar sentenced him to one year of home detention and two years of probation, county prosecutor spokesman Anthony Deer said. Charles on multiple occasions broke into the Indiana Medical History Museum to steal jars of brains and other...
  • "World's Oldest" Cognac Opened in Poland

    11/26/2015 8:23:52 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 26th November, 2015 | Kristiane Sherry
    "World's Oldest" Cognac Opened in Poland What is thought to be the world's oldest Cognac sold at auction was opened in Poland recently to inaugurate a partnership between a Swiss watchmaker and a corporate collector. The Gautier Cognac was purchased by collector Wealth Solutions in 2014 during an auction of rare wines and liquors organised by Bonhams Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers in New York. The bottle itself dates back to 1762 and was recognised as the oldest Cognac sold at public auction to-date when it went under the hammer. It was opened during a ceremony to mark the partnership...
  • Dad demands abortion after surrogate learns she’s having triplets

    11/25/2015 6:36:05 PM PST · by Daffynition · 26 replies
    NYP ^ | November 25, 2015 | Carl Campanile
    A man who paid a surrogate to have his baby became overwhelmed when he learned she was having triplets ~ and demanded the woman abort one of the fetuses while threatening her with financial ruin, she claims. *They are human beings. I bonded with these kids. This is just not right,* mom-to-be Melissa Cook told The Post on Tuesday.
  • Dallas Mayor Who Fears White People Lives In 92 Percent White Neighborhood

    11/25/2015 6:34:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9:16 AM 11/24/2015 | Peter Hasson
    Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings has said that he is more afraid of "white men" than Syrian refugees. Despite his fear of whites, however, the mayor manages to get by living in a ritzy neighborhood that is more than 92 percent white and only 1 percent black. The former CEO of Pizza Hut, Rawlings lives in the prestigious Preston Hollow neighborhood, which D Magazine described as "almost entirely lily white" as part of a feature piece titled "Why are the Best Neighborhoods in Dallas Still Segregated?" The cushy neighborhood, which is home to former President George W. Bush, golfer Jordan Spieth,...
  • Homeless man is accused of collecting submachine guns, silencers and handguns

    11/25/2015 6:30:25 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 60 replies
    LA Times ^ | 25 Nov 2015 | Veronica Rocha
    Richard Cunningham was homeless. But he wasn’t gun-less, police allege. Deputies found a cache of weapons at his Harbor City encampment, including: two fully operational submachine guns, four handguns, two makeshift silencers and numerous rounds of ammunition, It is unclear how Cunningham came to possess the arsenal.
  • Is this woman the most annoying 'Jeopardy!' contestant ever?

    11/25/2015 4:21:07 AM PST · by Travis T. OJustice · 38 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | Published November 24, 2015·
    Holy carp, was she ever annoying. Three shows worth, too.
  • Converted nuclear bunker boasts 32 acres of land

    11/24/2015 9:41:51 AM PST · by Kartographer · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/24/15 | Sophie Jane Evans
    Property, near Savannah, Georgia, boasts weapons room, $100,000 CCTV system and decontamination showers Constructed 45 feet below the ground, it also features home theater, games room and four individual apartments It can apparently withstand an array of potential threats, including a 20-kiloton nuclear blast and terrorist attacks Used as training facility for military personnel, the bunker is now being sold as potential luxury home for $17.5m Chris Salamone, co-owner of Bastion Holdings, which is selling the one-of-a-kind property, said it 'offers the ultimate safe haven for any family, business or government that wants the ultimate in security and comfort'
  • Is this the greatest man-cave ever?

    11/24/2015 8:05:16 AM PST · by Kartographer · 87 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/24/15 | Euan McLelland
    An expecting father has ensured he will suffer no sleepless nights when his pregnant girlfriend gives birth - by building a bunker 10ft under his back garden which is capable of surviving the apocalypse. Former plumber Colin Furze, 36, says he has dreamt of having his own secret lair since he was a child. So he spent two months building the 16ft x 20ft man cave underneath the garden of his modest semi-detached house in Stamford, Lincolnshire.
  • UN: Weather-Related Disasters Occur Almost Daily (Women, children hardest hit)

    11/23/2015 9:42:45 AM PST · by PROCON · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 23, 2015 | Tom Miles
    GENEVA, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Weather-related disasters such as floods and heatwaves have occurred almost daily in the past decade, almost twice as often as two decades ago, with Asia being the hardest hit region, a U.N. report said on Monday. While the report authors could not pin the increase wholly on climate change, they did say that the upward trend was likely to continue as extreme weather events increased. Since 1995, weather disasters have killed 606,000 people, left 4.1 billion injured, homeless or in need of aid, and accounted for 90 percent of all disasters, it said. A recent...
  • Eating ‘Authentic’ Food From Other Cultures Declared Racist

    11/22/2015 6:57:55 PM PST · by C19fan · 141 replies
    National Review ^ | November 20, 2015 | Katherine Timpf
    Are you even thinking about oppression while you eat that taco? According to Social Justice Internet, it’s totally fine to enjoy foods from other cultures — as long as you don’t call the food “authentic,” act like it’s out of the ordinary, or forget to get upset about Islamophobia every time you eat hummus.
  • Feminist Internet: Witchcraft Is Sexist and Transphobic

    11/22/2015 6:55:41 PM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | November 20, 2015 | Katherine Timpf
    According to Social Justice Internet, there is a “sexism problem in the modern witchcraft community” and you should be very, very, very concerned for all of the witches it’s impacting. “Witchcraft may be a woman-centric lifestyle, but it still exists in a man-centric world — which means that sexism is, of course, an issue,” Jaya Saxena writes in her very important piece for the website Mic.
  • Bizarre Cases of People Who Spontaneously Ceased to Exist

    11/22/2015 12:00:49 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 114 replies
    mysteriousuniverse.org ^ | Brent Swancer
    Mysterious disappearances aren’t new....Yet, as bizarre as these cases may be, there seems to be an even stranger type of disappearance out there; people who vanish in full view of others, under circumstances where it seems impossible that they could have even gone far, let alone totally disappeared. These are the cases in which people were there one moment and gone the next, seeming to have just literally faded from existence, leaving us baffled and perhaps even questioning what we think we know about this mysterious world of ours. Let's take a look at the history of some of the...
  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Announces He Will Take 2-Month Paternity Leave

    11/21/2015 1:00:05 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 50 replies
    Zuckerberg and his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan have not shared an exact due date for the Zuckerbaby, but he did say “every day things are getting a little more real” in a post shared on Facebook
  • Giant, glowing *Slow Down Cat* directs traffic in Sebastopol

    11/21/2015 2:53:48 AM PST · by Daffynition · 40 replies
    SFGate ^ | November 20, 2015 | Beth Spotswood
    [snip] Meet *Slow Down Cat*, the work of artist Patrick Amiot. *Slow Down Cat* is 12-feet tall and lives atop a kelly green Caltrans trailer that is parked along mostly residential streets where speeding tends to be an issue. *Slow Down Cat* is lit by solar panels and holds a sign that purrs, *Slow Down.* Naturally, *Slow Down Cat* is rapidly becoming Sebastopol*s most popular resident.
  • Unlucky-in-love transgender woman reveals she's rejected by straight men because she still has [tr]

    11/19/2015 10:35:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 86 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 19, 2015 | Phoebe Jackson-Edwards
    A transgender woman trying to find love has told how she is rejected by straight men for having 'male parts' and was even called an 'abomination' by her own father. Claire Green, 20, from Virginia, says she has no problem meeting men but they often disappear once they find out she used to be a boy. After transitioning over a year ago, she found the courage to go to the beach in a bikini for the first time on BBC Three documentary, Young, Trans And Looking For Love which airs on Monday.
  • Some Historical "Revision" questions to ponder.

    11/19/2015 9:26:06 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 92 replies
    19 Nov 2015 | US Navy Vet
    Please put your comments below...
  • 33,600-piece Jigsaw Puzzle Completed

    11/18/2015 3:39:52 PM PST · by Daffynition · 39 replies
    Neatorama ^ | January 11, 2015 | Miss Cellania
    It took 450 hours of work, but redditor manne0708 finished a jigsaw puzzle with 33,600 pieces. She says it was accomplished over two and a half months, despite the interference of two dogs and a cat. There were a few pieces retrieved from the vacuum cleaner bag. She is considering donating it to a children’s hospital after it is sealed. The puzzle is called Wildlife, and it will cost you nearly $400. It*s not a world record puzzle, but it is the largest mass-produced puzzle on the market.
  • Far-right settler rabbi: Paris attacks are payback for the Holocaust

    11/16/2015 8:57:17 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 28 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/15/2015 | JPost.com Staff
    A religious Zionist from a Jewish settlement on the West Bank told mourners on Saturday during the funeral of an Israeli father and son gunned down by Palestinian terrorists that the attacks in Paris were deserved due to what Europeans "did to our people 70 years ago." The quote from Dov Lior, the chief rabbi of the Israeli settlement of Kiryat Arba, was first reported by the Walla! news agency. "The wicked ones in blood-soaked Europe deserve it for what they did to our people 70 years ago," Lior said.
  • What's the deal with all these Vietnamese manicure parlors. (vanity)

    11/16/2015 1:59:35 PM PST · by dennisw · 105 replies
    16 November 2015
    I have three within a mile of my house. Two are at opposite ends of one mall and a third one is in another mall? I can't see how they stay in business even if the workers are illegal? aliens? who are paid slave wages. Are they a scam to get low interest Federal SBA loans? Then do a a bust out bankruptcy? Fronts for immigration scams? Are some of them fronts for Chinese investors who want visas? The can score a visa if they invest half a million dollars in a US business. I believe they can bring their...
  • If Juan Williams Is On"The Five" This Evening, How Will He Explain The Horror In Paris.

    11/16/2015 1:51:11 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 39 replies
    As it's almost time for "The Five" to air, and Juan is seated at the table, anyone want to guess what he will say about the Paris Attacks? For the last seven years we have had to put up so much BS coming from Juan as he has been trying to blame Bush and the GOP for all of Obama's screw-ups. So what will he have to say tonight? {well, thats if he is on the show}, but whether or not, who would Juan blame on the Paris Attack?
  • Renaming Washington D.C. - Name of U.S. Capital is 'Racist' & 'offensive' - Not a Safe Space (Video)

    11/16/2015 9:13:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 16, 2015 | Mark Dice
    In an experiment, social critic Mark Dice asks beachgoers in San Diego to sign a petition he said would rename the Capital of the United States to something else because Washington D.C. is named after George Washington, a slave owner. (c) 2015 by Mark Dice.
  • Renaming Washington D.C. - Name of U.S. Capital is 'Racist' & 'offensive' - Not a Safe Space

    11/16/2015 5:54:38 AM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11-16-15 | Mark Dice
    In an experiment, social critic Mark Dice asks beachgoers in San Diego to sign a petition he said would rename the Capital of the United States to something else because Washington D.C. is named after George Washington, a slave owner. (c) 2015 by Mark Dice.
  • King Jesus is Listening

    11/15/2015 4:10:36 PM PST · by Revski · 2 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 11-15-2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    Gospel song sung be the Five Blind Boys of Alabama shortened to 1min.40sec.. This video was arranged by o7jimmy with start picture of the US Congress cheering and clapping, the end picture the same, US Congress, no clapping or cheering but with Blind Boys singing the words, Hear some sinner pray.
  • Smithsonian Seeking Space Fans to Retype Apollo Spacecraft Packing Lists

    11/15/2015 7:54:56 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    space.com ^ | by Robert Z. Pearlman
    The Apollo Stowage Lists (ASL) were a product of the late 1960s and early 70s, which meant that for the better part of the decades that followed, they were limited to printed copies. Since the advent of the internet, NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston scanned the documents, but as images, the contents still could not be easily referenced by researchers and curators with regard to specific items. "They are extremely difficult to search or sort – whether by object name, part number, or spacecraft storage location, "Needell wrote in a blog entry announcing the transcription project on Thursday (Nov....
  • The Leningrad Cowboys & The Red Army Choir: Sweet Home Alabama

    11/14/2015 6:01:39 AM PST · by Fai Mao · 30 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1993 | Leningrad Cowboys
    One of the bet covers of a song ever done Sweet Home AlabamaYou need good speakers for this one
  • On November 14, 1914 Islamic Jihad was declared

    11/14/2015 4:15:00 AM PST · by hondact200 · 13 replies
    November | hondact200
    After the attacks on November 13, 2015 in Paris France, what significant event occurred in Islamic Radicalism History
  • Scrape It Off, Scrape It Off

    11/12/2015 7:19:47 PM PST · by Daffynition · 21 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Nov 11, 2015 | Alan Taylor
    On a wall in Seattle’s Pike Place Market, thousands of pounds of chewing gum have built up over the past 20 years, stuck there by locals and visitors, eventually becoming a tourist attraction on its own. This week, the millions of gum wads are being scraped and steam-cleaned away, in a move to preserve the historic buildings, according to a story in The Seattle Times. The Times also reports that the Pike Place Market Preservation & Development Authority plans to weigh the removed gum before throwing it out. There are apparently no plans to prevent the gum wall from returning...
  • Man Asks for £3.50 He Paid for Woman's Coffee Back after Being Rejected for a Second Date

    11/12/2015 12:41:37 PM PST · by Cecily · 18 replies
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | November 12, 2015 | Helena Horton
    Most people have had bad dates, and a lot of us have been rejected at some point in our lives. Whereas most people usually decide to sweep bad memories under the carpet, this man decided to persist in claiming his money back for a coffee. Lauren Crouch, of Islington, blogs about dating, and has recently shared her story about a man she went on a date with who demanded she paid him back for the coffee he bought her.
  • THIRD mystery 'Death Star' space ball to crash into Spanish village sparks terror ...

    11/12/2015 10:26:10 AM PST · by Red Badger · 55 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 12:58 EST, 12 November 2015 | By Corey Charlton
    A third mysterious black space object to fall from the sky into rural Spain has caused panic among locals. The strange-looking black orb was found in the village of Villavieja in Murcia - becoming the latest instance of an increasingly bewildering phenomenon, the Olive Press reported. It's not yet known what the objects are, though theories range from UFOs to pieces of space debris. The first instance of the strange phenomenon occurred one week ago, when Spanish goat farmers discovered the strange object, which bears a striking resemblance to the Star Wars torture device, the IT-O Interrogator, in Calasparra, Murcia....
  • Schoolgirl who pretended to be a man so she could have sex with another woman is jailed [tr]

    11/12/2015 7:38:02 AM PST · by pabianice · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/12/15 | Robinson
    Gayle Newland, 25, jailed for 'callous' abuse of victim she met online Sex offender befriended the victim by posing as 'Kye Fortune' on Facebook Newland bound her chest, wore swimsuit and lowered voice to hide gender Couple had sex about ten times before victim saw her prosthetic penis Judge jailed Newland for eight years and she yelled 'I'm scared' to family A 'callous' fantasist who duped a woman into believing she was a man before repeatedly having sex with her using a prosthetic penis was jailed for eight years today. Marketing manager Gayle Newland, 25, screamed 'I'm scared' to her...
  • And suddenly Earth began to breath – Forest ground starts moving in Nova Scotia

    11/12/2015 4:36:30 AM PST · by Daffynition · 41 replies
    strangesounds.com ^ | Nov 5, 2015 | Strange Sounds staff; Brian Nuttall‎
    What did happen on October 31, 2015 in this forest along Apple River in Nova Scotia, Canada? *Look at the ground. It*s moving, it*s beating as if the Earth just began to breath.* Baffling.
  • This Weeks Early Blizzard.Global Warming?,Maybe Al Gore Would Like To Explain?

    11/11/2015 7:42:07 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 21 replies
    For those of you who live in the states getting nailed by this blend of snow/rain/cold/tornadoes, maybe you can explain this unusual event being its only the first/going on second week of November. How did "Al Gores Global Warming" create this first "Blizzard From Hell" that is wreaking havoc in the west/rust belt. Lets hear some of your scientific explanations.
  • Google Messes It Up Again (or, the Endangered White-Male Species)

    11/11/2015 9:46:46 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 119 replies
    11/11/2015 | By Laz A. Mataz
    First, let's give props to Google for recognizing Veterans Day at all. They have a history of failing to recognize traditional American holidays.That said, let us take a look at the Google Doodle they presented us:See anything missing? I sure do.No white males. From left to right: A brown-skinned elderly male (presumabley light-black or hispanic). A white female. An black male. A hispanic male. A yellow-skinned male (presumably asian). A black female. A woman who is either white or light-hispanic.White males are now the only acceptable ignored and persecuted class.If they are to hold us to such exacting racial equality...
  • If The Zombie Apocalypse Happens, Scientists Say You Should Head For The Hills

    11/11/2015 8:38:49 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 75 replies
    Tech Insider ^ | October 31, 2015 | Kevin Loria
    If the zombie apocalypse happens, scientists say you should head for the hills If - or when - the zombie apocalypse comes, those of us in big cities are in trouble, according to research presented at the American Physical Society March meeting on March 5, 2015. Starting in a big city like New York or Atlanta would mean you are basically screwed from the start if the epidemic had already hit there, according to Alex Alemi, a graduate student at Cornell University and part of the research team. You are much better off starting further away from people, they say,...
  • At the mercy of Dennis Rodman in North Korea: film director tells all

    11/11/2015 4:20:56 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    Guardian ^ | November 5, 2015 | Oliver Hotham
    At the mercy of Dennis Rodman in North Korea: film director tells all Erratic behaviour, media scrums and skiing. Colin Offland talks to NK News about his new film following the basketball star’s trip in 2014 Oliver Hotham for NK News, part of the North Korea network Thursday 5 November 2015 06.00 GMT Colin Offland’s film about Dennis Rodman’s trip to North Korea is a rollercoaster of a documentary. Following the former Chicago Bulls basketball player and a motley crew of his fellow ex-NBA colleagues, the film – called Dennis Rodman’s Big Bang in Pyongyang – depicts the group’s efforts...
  • What a world without Baby Hitler might look like

    11/10/2015 7:34:54 PM PST · by jocon307 · 56 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11/20/2015 | Ishaan Tharoor
    In an interview this week, Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush weighed in on one of the zeitgeist's silliest questions: If you could go back in time, would you kill a baby Adolf Hitler? "Hell yeah, I would!" Bush told the Huffington Post when queried on the subject in New Hampshire. "You gotta step up, man." -snip- [The question raises] ethical dilemmas - could you murder an infant on the assumption it would save millions of lives? - and even prompt[s] overly elaborate discussions on the theoretical mechanics of time travel. It's not clear how much of these considerations Bush chewed...
  • Bush Family Acted On Mean-Spirited Grudges

    11/10/2015 12:59:34 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 26 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 9 Nov 2015 | By Craig Shirley
    The Kennedy family has been famously known over the years as the family of long memories, but the Bushes may have an even sharper recollection over past slights. Stories are legendary of George H.W. Bush bearing grudges over offenses, even against his father years after he was in the Senate. Robert F. Kennedy was often the chief inquisitor against those who spoke out against the family, including Ronald Reagan, who lost his General Electric career because, as son Mike Reagan believes, The Gipper had criticized the Tennessee Valley Authority, a favorite liberal boondoggle left over from the New Deal, as...
  • Cargo Ship Cruises Offer Anti-Luxury Option

    11/10/2015 7:48:32 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    discovery.com ^ | Alyssa Danigelis
    Truly basic amenities, minimal distractions, mundane food, and a ship with a big job to do: Welcome to the anti-luxury cruise. Hitching a ride on a cargo ship sounds like a James Bond move, but the travelers who travel like this do it for the unusual experience. They like the breathtaking view from the gangway, the solitude, the camaraderie, and the smell of the sea. Plus, it’s a different way to view the world. “You have to be prepared to go with the flow,” retired Australian farmer John McGuffick and experienced freight traveler told BloombergBusiness. Amenities vary but can include...
  • 'This is why God put me on Earth': Caitlyn Jenner wows in showstopping gown as she leads

    11/10/2015 4:34:01 AM PST · by simpson96 · 76 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | 11/9/2015 | Joe Naumann
    As its name suggests, it is one of the most glamourous events of the year.And some of the most esteemed names in the world of fashion, film, TV and music turned out on Monday for the Glamour Women Of The Year Awards - some of them gracing the stage to receive the prestigious female-lead prizes.Among those who were honoured at the event, held at Carnegie Hall in New York, was Caitlyn Jenner, who went all out in a showstopping sapphire blue outfit.The reality star showed off her decolletage in the plunging gown, which had a highlighted black collar detail.
  • Insulated chamber, other prison-like features found in NewOrleans home where kidnap victim was held

    11/09/2015 1:41:08 PM PST · by BBell · 25 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 11/9/15 | Jonathan Bullington, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Insulated chamber, other prison-like features found in New Orleans home where Kenner kidnap victim was heldA terrified woman found running for her life at a busy Mid-City intersection Friday morning (Nov. 6) led authorities to uncover a frightening web of prison-like features hidden inside a North Lopez Street home where she was held. The home had hidden compartments, false doors and cameras behind two-way mirrors, according to a law enforcement source familiar with the investigation. Loose tiles under a bed led investigators to a small, insulated chamber that appeared equipped for restraints, the source said. Authorities also found a number...
  • Couple arrested after calling 911 to report people, opossums in their refrigerator

    11/09/2015 1:20:53 PM PST · by aomagrat · 11 replies
    WIS TV ^ | 9 November 2015 | Dal Kalsi
    A man and woman were arrested Sunday morning after repeatedly calling 911 to report seeing people and opossums jumping out of their refrigerator and microwave at a house on Prince Street, according to investigative reports. Deputies said Brandon Terry and Casey Fowler gave them a mailbox number that didn’t exist, but deputies were able to track down the concerned couple at a home a few blocks away. Deputies immediately asked if the couple had taken any drugs.